Patents Examined by Vu B. Hang
  • Patent number: 11908473
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory: performing a first task specified in a first user speech input; receiving a second user speech input; and in accordance with a determination that the second user speech input includes a modification to the first task, performing a second task, wherein performance of the second task modifies at least a portion of the performance of the first task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Ma, Arash Dawoodi, Antoine R. Raux, Humza M. Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 11908459
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to a data processing system to detect potential exfiltration of audio data by agent applications can include a data processing system. The data processing system can identify, from an I/O record, an input received from the digital assistant application via a microphone of a client device, an output received from the agent application after the input, and a microphone status for the microphone. The data processing system can determine that the output is terminal based on the input and the output. The data processing system can identify the microphone status as in the enabled state subsequent to the input. The data processing system can determine that the agent application is unauthorized to access audio data acquired via the microphone of the client device based on determining that the output is terminal and identifying the microphone status as enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Yan Huang, Nikhil Rao
  • Patent number: 11893402
    Abstract: Some implementations are directed to adapting a client application on a feature phone based on experiment parameters. Some of those implementations are directed to adapting an assistant client application, where the assistant client application interacts with remote assistant component(s) to provide automated assistant functionalities via the assistant client application of the feature phone. Some implementations are additionally or alternatively directed to determining whether an invocation, of an assistant client application on a feature phone, is a request for transcription of voice data received in conjunction with the invocation, or is instead a request for an assistant response that is responsive to the transcription of the voice data (e.g., includes assistant content that is based on and in addition to the transcription, and that optionally lacks the transcription itself).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Diego Accame, Abraham Lee, Yujie Wan, Shriya Raghunathan, Raymond Carino, Feng Ji, Shashwat Lal Das, Nickolas Westman
  • Patent number: 11893987
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a server and a system including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yookyoung Choi, Kiwon Park, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 11893981
    Abstract: A scoring system and method identifies personal attacks in a piece of audio content and generates a civility score for the piece of audio content that can differentiate between personal attacks and vernacular/casual banter. The piece of audio content may be a podcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SEEKR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Robin J. Clark, Ali Taleb Zadeh Kasgari, Stefanos Poulis
  • Patent number: 11881216
    Abstract: A system for identifying computer agents to perform a particular task requested by a user, receives an audio signal to perform the particular task. The system extracts a set of features from the audio signal. The set of features represents at least a first keyword indicating the particular task. The system determines which one or more computer agents from a plurality of computer agents is predetermined to perform the particular task by comparing the first keyword with a plurality of keywords associated with the plurality of keywords. The system determines a first computer agent associated with a second keyword that corresponds to the first keyword. The system executes the first computer agent to perform the particular task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Rajan Jigish Jhaveri
  • Patent number: 11862186
    Abstract: A method for operating a voice trigger is provided. In some implementations, the method is performed at an electronic device including one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors. The method includes receiving a sound input. The sound input may correspond to a spoken word or phrase, or a portion thereof. The method includes determining whether at least a portion of the sound input corresponds to a predetermined type of sound, such as a human voice. The method includes, upon a determination that at least a portion of the sound input corresponds to the predetermined type, determining whether the sound input includes predetermined content, such as a predetermined trigger word or phrase. The method also includes, upon a determination that the sound input includes the predetermined content, initiating a speech-based service, such as a voice-based digital assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Binder, Samuel D. Post, Onur Tackin, Thomas R. Gruber
  • Patent number: 11862143
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to systems and methods for processing speech dialogue. The method includes obtaining target speech dialogue data. The method includes obtaining a text vector representation sequence, a phonetic symbol vector representation sequence, and a role vector representation sequence by performing a vector transformation on the target speech dialogue data based on a text embedding model, a phonetic symbol embedding model, and a role embedding model, respectively. The method includes determining a representation vector corresponding to the target speech dialogue data by inputting the text vector representation sequence, the phonetic symbol vector representation sequence, and the role vector representation sequence into a trained speech dialogue coding model. The method includes determining a summary of the target speech dialogue data by inputting the representation vector into a classification model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiyang Xu, Kun Han
  • Patent number: 11862150
    Abstract: A skill dispatching method for a speech dialogue platform including: receiving, by a central control dispatching service, a semantic result of recognizing a user's voice sent by a data distribution service; dispatching, by the central control dispatching service, a plurality of skill services related to the semantic result in parallel, and obtaining skill parsing results from the plurality of skill services; sorting the skill parsing results based on priorities of the skill services, and exporting a result with the highest priority to a skill realization discrimination service; when failure in realization, selecting a result with the highest priority among the rest of skill parsing results and exporting the same to the skill realization discrimination service, and when success in realization, sending the result with the highest priority to the data distribution service for feedback to the user. The method improves skill dispatching efficiency, reduces delay, and improves user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: AI SPEECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengya Zhu, Shuai Fan, Weisi Shi
  • Patent number: 11842144
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to summarizing conversational speech. Conversation segments may be provided based on a conversation stream and segmentation models. Summarization models may be determined based on characteristics of the conversation segments. Summarization information may be generated for each of the conversation segments based on the summarization models such that the summarization information includes a text-based summarization of the conversation segment. Summarization profiles may be generated for the conversation segments based on the summarization information such that each summarization profile is associated with quality scores. Summarization models may be modified based on the summarization profiles and the associated quality scores such that the summarization profiles are updated based on the modified summarization models. Modified summarization models and the updated summarization profiles may be employed to provide reports to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Rammer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshish Arun Jawale, Sekhar Vallath, Pratik Abhaykumar Budruk
  • Patent number: 11823662
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a control method and a control apparatus for speech interaction. The detailed implementation solution of the control method for the speech interaction includes: collecting an audio signal; detecting a wake-up word in the audio signal to obtain a wake-up word result; and playing a prompt tone and/or executing a speech instruction in the audio signal based on the wake-up word result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Gao, Saisai Zou, Jinfeng Bai, Lei Jia
  • Patent number: 11816435
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an NLP system that is able to extract meaning from a natural language message using improved parsing techniques. Such an NLP system can be used in concert with an NLG system to interactively interpret messages and generate response messages in an interactive conversational stream. The parsing can include (1) named entity recognition that contextualizes the meanings of words in a message with reference to a knowledge base of named entities understood by the NLP and NLG systems, (2) syntactically parsing the message to determine a grammatical hierarchy for the named entities within the message, (3) reduction of recognized named entities into aggregations of named entities using the determined grammatical hierarchy and reduction rules to further clarify the message's meaning, and (4) mapping the reduced aggregation of named entities to an intent or meaning, wherein this intent/meaning can be used as control instructions for an NLG process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Narrative Science Inc.
    Inventors: Maia Lewis Meza, Clayton Nicholas Norris, Michael Justin Smathers, Daniel Joseph Platt, Nathan D. Nichols
  • Patent number: 11810595
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a solution to identify that a meaningful event has occurred in a person's life. Once identified, data and content related to the event can be collected and stored in a database. This data and content can be used to offer future virtual reality (VR) experiences and content. A person can be equipped with a smart device such as a smartphone, smart watch, or other wearable that can further be equipped with a tracking app that collects data from these devices and from other sources, for instance, over the internet. The tracking app can continuously collect such data and use various algorithms to make a determination as to whether the person is experiencing a meaningful life event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brittaney Zellner, Sameena Khan, Ryan Schaub, Barrett Kreiner, Ari Craine, Robert Koch
  • Patent number: 11810573
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for assisting speech recognition processing. If speech recognition processing of speech input by an individual does not yield a recognized result, for example, if speech is from an individual with compromised speech, an indication may be sent to a device associated with another person that can assist. The other person may provide, via that device, additional input that indicates the meaning of the speech input. Based on this additional input, an assisted speech recognition result may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Loftus
  • Patent number: 11809820
    Abstract: It is an object to successfully absorb a difference in characteristics to be taken into consideration between languages and implement common named entity extraction in a processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniko Saito, Nozomi Kobayashi, Junji Tomita
  • Patent number: 11804213
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for training a control system based on prior audio inputs. The disclosed systems and methods receive a non-lexical or interjectional audio input. State change indications are also received and stored by the system within a predefined period of time starting from the time the system received the audio input. The system then receives a subsequent audio input. If the audio inputs of both the audio input and the subsequent audio input match, and contextual information for the audio input and the subsequent audio input match, the system stores a match association, comprising a confidence factor, for the subsequent audio input to the audio input in the associative data structure. If the confidence factor is greater than a preconfigured confidence level, the system executes one or more functions based on stored state change indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James, Manik Malhotra
  • Patent number: 11803708
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a conversation facilitation system for facilitating conversation-based social interactions to improve senior health, one or more operations and functions being efficiently achieved via this system comprise: receiving a dialog act of a conversation, applying natural language understanding (NLU) processing on the dialog act, computing a conversation metric, and generating a result of the conversation to conclude the conversation based on the conversation metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: CLEARCARE, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Nudd, David Cristman, John Taylor, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 11798550
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for displaying augmented reality content. The program and method provide for receiving, by a device, speech input to select augmented reality content for display, determining at least one keyword included in the speech input; identifying, from plural augmented reality content items, an augmented reality content item corresponding to the at least one keyword; and displaying the augmented reality content item with an image captured by a camera of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Timothy Fortier, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis, Evan Spiegel, Kaveh Anvaripour
  • Patent number: 11798532
    Abstract: In an approach to providing contextual justification for a virtual assistant response, one or more computer processors receive a first voice command from a user. One or more computer processors determine one or more boundary conditions associated with the first voice command. Based on the one or more boundary conditions, one or more computer processors determine a first response to the first voice command and a contextual justification of the first response. One or more computer processors respond to the user with the response to the first voice command and the contextual justification of the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clement Decrop, Tushar Agrawal, Jeremy R. Fox, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Raghuveer Prasad Nagar, Jagadesh Ramaswamy Hulugundi
  • Patent number: 11790905
    Abstract: An equipment and a method for configuring a service on an equipment. A method includes receiving a first voice input from a user to configure an equipment with a service. The equipment is configured with a voice-bot to interact with the user. The method also includes validating the first voice input, initiating configuration of the service and outputting a first voice response based on the validation of the first voice input. The method includes receiving a second voice input from the user in response to the first voice response and validating the second voice input. The method includes outputting a second voice response based on the validation of the second voice input and configuring the service on the equipment based on the voice inputs from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Loganathan, Akil Vivek Jalisatgi