Patents by Inventor Anthony Tomasic

Anthony Tomasic 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).

  • Patent number: 8533132
    Abstract: Mixed-initiative message-augmenting agent systems and methods that provide users with tools that allow them to respond to messages, such as email messages, containing requests for information or otherwise requiring responses that require information that needs to be retrieved from one or more data sources. The systems and methods allow users to train machine-learning agents how to retrieve and present information in responses to like messages so that the machine-learning agents can eventually automatedly generate responses with minimal involvement by the users. Embodiments of the systems and methods allow users to build message-augmenting forms containing the desired information for responding to messages and to demonstrate to the machine-learning agents where to retrieve pertinent information for populating the forms. Embodiments of the systems and methods allow users to modify and repair automatically generated forms to continually improve the knowledge of the machine-learning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: John Zimmerman, Anthony Tomasic, Ian Hargraves
  • Publication number: 20110022552
    Abstract: Mixed-initiative message-augmenting agent systems and methods that provide users with tools that allow them to respond to messages, such as email messages, containing requests for information or otherwise requiring responses that require information that needs to be retrieved from one or more data sources. The systems and methods allow users to train machine-learning agents how to retrieve and present information in responses to like messages so that the machine-learning agents can eventually automatedly generate responses with minimal involvement by the users. Embodiments of the systems and methods allow users to build message-augmenting forms containing the desired information for responding to messages and to demonstrate to the machine-learning agents where to retrieve pertinent information for populating the forms. Embodiments of the systems and methods allow users to modify and repair automatically generated forms to continually improve the knowledge of the machine-learning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: John Zimmerman, Anthony Tomasic, Ian Hargraves
  • Publication number: 20090055358
    Abstract: A computer assisted method of searching at least one corpus of information based on at least one query. The method includes creating a generative index based on the corpus and a mapping of terms of the query to terms of the corpus. The method also includes searching the generative index and the corpus with the query to create a result comprising a portion of the corpus, wherein the result satisfies the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventor: Anthony Tomasic
  • Publication number: 20080010073
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for facilitating communication between two or more sites, where the system comprises an information utility operable to enable communication between a first site and a second site, and a user registration system coupled to the information utility, the user registration system operable to enable the first and second sites to identify users without sharing user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Chen Li, Anthony Tomasic, Andrew Mann, Kelly Wilson, Mayank Bawa
  • Publication number: 20070061472
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for facilitating communication between two or more sites, where the system comprises an information utility operable to enable communication between a first site and a second site, and a user registration system coupled to the information utility, the user registration system operable to enable the first and second sites to identify users without sharing user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: Chen Li, Anthony Tomasic, Andrew Mann, Kelly Wilson, Mayank Bawa
  • Publication number: 20060235690
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method for processing a user request is provided. The method may include receiving input data from a user including at least natural language associated with a user request; analyzing the user input data with an intermediary agent; selecting at least one form based on analyzing the user input data; and, executing at least one update based on at least one form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20060235691
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method for processing a request made by a requester is provided. The method may include receiving at least one request from at least one requester, the request being in the form of natural language; analyzing the request with an agent; selecting at least one form based on analyzing the request; permitting a service agent to perform at least one step in association with the request; executing at least one update based on at least one form; and, forwarding information regarding processing of the request to a learning module operatively associated with the agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 6757675
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for indexing the contents of documents for comparison with the contents of other documents to identify matching content. A method for comparing the contents of a query document to the content on the World Wide Web is set forth. The contents of a query document are indexed and compared to content from the World Wide Web which is continuously retrieved and indexed. The method for indexing may comprise selecting substrings from the document, hashing the substrings to generate a plurality of hash values having a known range of values, selecting certain hash values to save from the generated hash values, and sorting the saved hash values. Methods for selecting certain hash values to save are set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alex Aiken, Saul Schleimer, Joel Auslander, Daniel Wilkerson, Anthony Tomasic, Steve Fink
  • Publication number: 20030120647
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for indexing the contents of documents for comparison with the contents of other documents to identify matching content. A method for comparing the contents of a query document to the content on the World Wide Web is set forth. The contents of a query document are indexed and compared to content from the World Wide Web which is continuously retrieved and indexed. The method for indexing may comprise selecting substrings from the document, hashing the substrings to generate a plurality of hash values having a known range of values, selecting certain hash values to save from the generated hash values, and sorting the saved hash values. Methods for selecting certain hash values to save are set forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Alex Aiken, Saul Schleimer, Joel Auslander, Daniel Wilkerson, Anthony Tomasic, Steve Fink
  • Publication number: 20030115153
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for facilitating communication between two or more sites, where the system comprises an information utility operable to enable communication between a first site and a second site, and a user registration system coupled to the information utility, the user registration system operable to enable the first and second sites to identify users without sharing user information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Chen Li, Anthony Tomasic, Andrew Mann, Kelly Wilson, Mayank Bawa