Patents by Inventor Alexander James WILSON

Alexander James WILSON has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220171596
    Abstract: An audio stream is subjected to speech-to-text processing in order to obtain a textual representation of the audio stream. Hierarchical topic extraction is performed on the textual representation to obtain a multi-level hierarchical topic representation of the textual representation. A user interface actuator is generated, which allows a user to search through the audio stream. Different levels of the multi-level hierarchical topic representation are displayed to the user, based upon the speed of actuation of the user interface actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Tom NECKERMANN, Romain Gabriel Paul REY, Alexander James WILSON
  • Publication number: 20220138697
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, artificial intelligence (AI) processing is trained and leveraged to learn user-specific insights that are contextually relevant to a state of a user communication. Contextual information about a state of a user communication may be collected and analyzed. That contextual information may be cross-referenced with an extensive knowledge graph that is constructed from user context data. Exemplary AI processing may further be trained to apply a relevance analysis to assist with processing described herein including generation and curation of data insights that are most relevant to a state of a user communication. In some examples, the data insight generation process may be augmented by pre-generating data insights that may be relevant to a user communication prior to occurrence of the user communication. Further technical examples pertain to the rendering and presentation of representations of data insights through a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Tom NECKERMANN, Alexander James WILSON, Romain Gabriel Paul REY
  • Patent number: 11288034
    Abstract: An audio stream is subjected to speech-to-text processing in order to obtain a textual representation of the audio stream. Hierarchical topic extraction is performed on the textual representation to obtain a multi-level hierarchical topic representation of the textual representation. A user interface actuator is generated, which allows a user to search through the audio stream. Different levels of the multi-level hierarchical topic representation are displayed to the user, based upon the speed of actuation of the user interface actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Neckermann, Romain Gabriel Paul Rey, Alexander James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20220036708
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system detects when an unexpected person enters the environment of a user who is in a meeting. A privacy protection action which is an action that is to be taken in response to the detected intrusion, is identified. Audio and/or video systems are then controlled to perform the privacy protection action. Machine learning can be used, based upon user interactions, to improve intrusion detection and other parts of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Romain Gabriel Paul REY, Alexander James WILSON, Tom NECKERMANN
  • Patent number: 11182748
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, artificial intelligence (AI) processing is trained and leveraged to learn user-specific insights that are contextually relevant to a state of a user communication. Contextual information about a state of a user communication may be collected and analyzed. That contextual information may be cross-referenced with an extensive knowledge graph that is constructed from user context data. Exemplary AI processing may further be trained to apply a relevance analysis to assist with processing described herein including generation and curation of data insights that are most relevant to a state of a user communication. In some examples, the data insight generation process may be augmented by pre-generating data insights that may be relevant to a user communication prior to occurrence of the user communication. Further technical examples pertain to the rendering and presentation of representations of data insights through a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Neckermann, Alexander James Wilson, Romain Gabriel Paul Rey
  • Patent number: 11171978
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for the monitoring, detection, and notification of emerging, related issues within a system, which may indicate a problem. Within a computing-security system, a sudden increase in the frequency of events associated with unauthorized logon attempts signal a real-time and ongoing security risk. A method monitors system-related events and generates a vector representation for each event based on event features. Clusters of related events are determined, and a state automaton is employed to determine a strength of temporal “bursty” activity for each cluster. Hypothesis testing is performed on each cluster to determine a likelihood that the cluster is a temporally emergent cluster. Clusters with a bursting likelihood above a threshold are determined to be an emergent cluster associated with an anomalous issue. A notification regarding the detected anomaly is provided. A remedial action addressing the anomaly is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Alexander James Wilson, Tom Neckermann, Simone Van Bruggen
  • Publication number: 20210326098
    Abstract: An audio stream is subjected to speech-to-text processing in order to obtain a textual representation of the audio stream. Hierarchical topic extraction is performed on the textual representation to obtain a multi-level hierarchical topic representation of the textual representation. A user interface actuator is generated, which allows a user to search through the audio stream. Different levels of the multi-level hierarchical topic representation are displayed to the user, based upon the speed of actuation of the user interface actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Tom NECKERMANN, Romain Gabriel Paul REY, Alexander James WILSON
  • Publication number: 20210064813
    Abstract: A text stream source is accessed that includes a plurality of text content items. Unique word groupings are determined for the plurality of text content items. A burst detection algorithm is executed to determine word groupings that are currently bursting and that started within a specified time period. Based on the word groupings, an issue is determined based on identifying a set of texts forming at least one clique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Alexander James WILSON
  • Publication number: 20200401660
    Abstract: A system for extracting differential topics from a dataset including a user interface, a memory for storing executable program code, and one or more electronic processors coupled to the memory and the user interface. The electronics processors are configured to receive a dataset from one or more servers, wherein the dataset comprises user feedback data associated with a software program. The electronic processors are also configured to extract text from the dataset, convert the extracted text to vector data, and determine anomalous data clusters associated with the vector data using statistical analysis. The electronic processors are also configured to differentiate overlapping anomalous data clusters using a classification algorithm, wherein the differentiated overlapping anomalous data clusters are associated with specific topics, and export each specific topic associated with the differentiated overlapping data cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander James WILSON, Romain REY
  • Patent number: 10860781
    Abstract: A text stream source is accessed that includes a plurality of text content items. Unique word groupings are determined for the plurality of text content items. A burst detection algorithm is executed to determine word groupings that are currently bursting and that started within a specified time period. Based on the word groupings, an issue is determined based on identifying a set of texts forming at least one clique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander James Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200314127
    Abstract: Technologies are provided for the monitoring, detection, and notification of emerging, related issues within a system, which may indicate a problem. Within a computing-security system, a sudden increase in the frequency of events associated with unauthorized logon attempts signal a real-time and ongoing security risk. A method monitors system-related events and generates a vector representation for each event based on event features. Clusters of related events are determined, and a state automaton is employed to determine a strength of temporal “bursty” activity for each cluster. Hypothesis testing is performed on each cluster to determine a likelihood that the cluster is a temporally emergent cluster. Clusters with a bursting likelihood above a threshold are determined to be an emergent cluster associated with an anomalous issue. A notification regarding the detected anomaly is provided. A remedial action addressing the anomaly is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander James WILSON, Tom NECKERMANN, Simone VAN BRUGGEN
  • Publication number: 20200193239
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhanced classification of sequences of objects based on clique similarity and metadata associated with the sequences are presented. Sequences are received. Events are detected based on analyzing k-skip-n-grams included in the sequences. For each event of the detected plurality of events, a graph is generated. The graph for a particular event includes z-cliques that correspond to portions of the k-skip-n-grams that are included in the sequences that are associated with the particular event. A first sequence, which is separate from the other sequences, is received. The first sequence includes a first plurality of k-skip-n-grams. A trained classifier is employed to classify the first sequence as being associated with a first event of the detected events. Classifying the first sequence is based on a comparison between the first plurality of k-skip-n-grams and the z-cliques of the graph that is generated for the first event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander James WILSON, Tom NECKERMANN, Simone VAN BRUGGEN
  • Publication number: 20190392027
    Abstract: A text stream source is accessed that includes a plurality of text content items. Unique word groupings are determined for the plurality of text content items. A burst detection algorithm is executed to determine word groupings that are currently bursting and that started within a specified time period. Based on the word groupings, an issue is determined based on identifying a set of texts forming at least one clique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander James WILSON
  • Publication number: 20110166581
    Abstract: A surgical drill aimer (1, 70, 100) is provided that is configured to be secured about a bone with a drill guide (8, 82, 108) on one side and a drill target (4, 88, 114) on an opposite side. A suture passage (40, 92, 120) is provided which is shaped to receive a suture (44, 94, 130) and has an exit (46, 90, 12) at or near the drill target and configured such that a suture extending therefrom is accessible through a drill hole formed using the drill aimer and opening in line with the drill target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Willem Maré Van Der Merwe, David Alexander James Wilson