Patents by Inventor Arlen Dean

Arlen Dean 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: 20180210703
    Abstract: A system may use multiple speech interface devices to interact with a user by speech. All or a portion of the speech interface devices may detect a user utterance and may initiate speech processing to determine a meaning or intent of the utterance. Within the speech processing, arbitration is employed to select one of the multiple speech interface devices to respond to the user utterance. Arbitration may be based in part on metadata that directly or indirectly indicates the proximity of the user to the devices, and the device that is deemed to be nearest the user may be selected to respond to the user utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: James David Meyers, Shah Samir Pravinchandra, Yue Liu, Arlen Dean, Daniel Miller, Arindam Mandal
  • Patent number: 9875081
    Abstract: A system may use multiple speech interface devices to interact with a user by speech. All or a portion of the speech interface devices may detect a user utterance and may initiate speech processing to determine a meaning or intent of the utterance. Within the speech processing, arbitration is employed to select one of the multiple speech interface devices to respond to the user utterance. Arbitration may be based in part on metadata that directly or indirectly indicates the proximity of the user to the devices, and the device that is deemed to be nearest the user may be selected to respond to the user utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James David Meyers, Shah Samir Pravinchandra, Yue Liu, Arlen Dean, Daniel Miller, Arindam Mandal
  • Publication number: 20170083285
    Abstract: A system may use multiple speech interface devices to interact with a user by speech. All or a portion of the speech interface devices may detect a user utterance and may initiate speech processing to determine a meaning or intent of the utterance. Within the speech processing, arbitration is employed to select one of the multiple speech interface devices to respond to the user utterance. Arbitration may be based in part on metadata that directly or indirectly indicates the proximity of the user to the devices, and the device that is deemed to be nearest the user may be selected to respond to the user utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: James David Meyers, Shah Samir Pravinchandra, Yue Liu, Arlen Dean, Daniel Miller, Arindam Mandal
  • Patent number: 6059147
    Abstract: Many water based agriculture chemicals such as dairy chemicals, including teat washes and teat dips, are supplied in concentrated form in containers or bottles. The concentrated liquid is typically diluted with water at a ratio of about 1 to 5 ounces concentrate per gallon of water to form a treatment solution. The present invention involves a device that can both meter and dispense a precise amount of concentrate from a storage container for dilution purposes. The device of the present invention includes a dispenser that is connected to a container of liquid concentrate, typically a plastic bottle containing 1 to 3 gallons of the concentrate liquid, that is held by a retainer. A precise amount of liquid is obtained by rotating a handle of the dispenser from a first position to a second position, preferably about 180.degree. to 360.degree..
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaye Kit-Han Yuen, Oliver Murphy, III, John Joseph Mitlyng, Arlen Dean Jacobsma