Patents by Inventor Claes-Fredrik Mannby

Claes-Fredrik Mannby 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: 20180211395
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10013766
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9791957
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and systems that may enable a touch-based interface to receive dynamic user inputs based on pressure. An exemplary method may involve: (a) detecting a touch interaction including an increase in pressure greater than a first threshold pressure-increase followed by a reduction in pressure greater than a threshold pressure-reduction; and (b) responsive to detecting the touch interaction, initiating an operation based on a region of the touch-based interface that corresponds to the touch interaction, wherein the operation is associated with the touch interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Eric Teller, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Martin T. King, Kevin Anthony Furr
  • Patent number: 9760560
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides an efficient method of using a later word or words entered after a previous word along with one or more language models that show which words are likely to occur together to identify a better disambiguated choice for the previous word. To identify the better disambiguated choice for the previous word, the system can evaluate the conditional probability for the later word of various candidate previous words, and select the candidate previous word that has the highest conditional probability. If the conditional probability of the selected candidate previous word exceeds that of the previous word that was entered by at least a factor, then the system can include the selected candidate previous word in a selection list for user selection. The disclosed system also provides an efficient method for using one or more language models and a later word to correct errors in segmenting the word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Corston, Ethan R. Bradford, Donni McCray, Erland Unruh, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, David J. Kay, Keith Trnka
  • Patent number: 9489821
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for monitoring presence of an item or items are disclosed herein. An exemplary method may be carried out by a monitoring device having a processor and a memory, and may involve determining that presence data associated with an item meets one or more criteria associated with automatically adding the item to a list of items whose presence is monitored in a particular context, and based on determining that presence data associated with the item meets the one or more criteria associated with automatically adding the item to the list of items whose presence is monitored in the particular context, adding the item to the list of items whose presence is monitored in the particular context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160275070
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides an efficient method of using a later word or words entered after a previous word along with one or more language models that show which words are likely to occur together to identify a better disambiguated choice for the previous word. To identify the better disambiguated choice for the previous word, the system can evaluate the conditional probability for the later word of various candidate previous words, and select the candidate previous word that has the highest conditional probability. If the conditional probability of the selected candidate previous word exceeds that of the previous word that was entered by at least a factor, then the system can include the selected candidate previous word in a selection list for user selection. The disclosed system also provides an efficient method for using one or more language models and a later word to correct errors in segmenting the word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Simon Corston, Ethan R. Bradford, Donni McCray, Erland Unruh, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, David J. Kay, Keith Trnka
  • Patent number: 9377871
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for interpreting multiple contact events detected on a virtual keyboard of a computing device to determine an intended key press. The systems and methods utilize event data collected from each of the multiple contact events on a touchscreen in order to provide a general confidence level at which each contact event is deemed to be an intended key press. The confidence level is based on a probabilistic/algorithmic assessment of various criteria for each contact event detected. The criteria may be variable and rely on other events detected on the virtual keyboard even though each contact event is considered a physically independent action from one another. Once an intended key is determined, that key may be input to a word predication application also stored on the computing device. The word prediction application may use the intended key to predict at least one word for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Waddell, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Patent number: 9329767
    Abstract: The disclosed methods, devices, and systems may enable the user of an input device to be identified based on characteristics of the user's input. In one aspect, an example computer-implemented method may involve: (i) receiving an input signal corresponding to a touch interaction on a touch-based interface; (ii) determining, based at least in part on the input signal, one or more characteristics of the touch interaction, where the one or more characteristics of the touch interaction include at least one behavioral characteristic of the touch interaction; (iii) using the one or more characteristics of the touch interaction as a basis for determining a user-profile; and (iv) initiating at least one action based on the determined user-profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, Cheryl Grunbock, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Kevin Anthony Furr
  • Patent number: 9323784
    Abstract: A mobile device searches for electronic content. The mobile device captures an image from a rendered document, and searches for an electronic version of the image using characteristics of the image and using text within the contents of the image. The mobile device receives a result for the search based upon the image characteristics and the text within the context of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Cheryl Grunbock, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9313349
    Abstract: A hand-held optical scanner is described. The hand-held optical scanner has an image sensor, as well as a scan window through which image light is directed toward the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Thomas C. Arends, David P. Bajorins, Daniel C. Fox
  • Patent number: 9286783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that involve monitoring presence of items based on context. An exemplary method involves: (i) determining a context for a given user; (ii) determining a proximity framework between a monitoring device and one or more items, based on the determined context, wherein the proximity framework comprises (a) one or more proximity requirements, each proximity requirement indicating a required proximity between the monitoring device and at least one of the items and (b) a notification process corresponding to each proximity requirement; (iii) monitoring proximity of each of the items relative to the monitoring device, based on a presence signal from each of the items, in order to determine when one of the proximity requirements is not met; and (iv) responsive to determining that one of the proximity requirements is not met, initiating the corresponding notification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Teller, Martin T. King, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160034046
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for interpreting multiple contact events detected on a virtual keyboard of a computing device to determine an intended key press. The systems and methods utilize event data collected from each of the multiple contact events on a touchscreen in order to provide a general confidence level at which each contact event is deemed to be an intended key press. The confidence level is based on a probabilistic/algorithmic assessment of various criteria for each contact event detected. The criteria may be variable and rely on other events detected on the virtual keyboard even though each contact event is considered a physically independent action from one another. Once an intended key is determined, that key may be input to a word predication application also stored on the computing device. The word prediction application may use the intended key to predict at least one word for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Gordon Waddell, Claes-Fredrik Mannby
  • Publication number: 20160035082
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150277752
    Abstract: A method and system for receiving text input via a computing device generates a graphical text element interface showing text elements arranged to provide for efficient selection by a user. Text elements show a single character, a group of characters, words, or phrases. And by selecting a text element, the user submits text in the computing device. The system may identify text elements to display based at least in part on a previous selection of a text element by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Keith Trnka
  • Publication number: 20150278176
    Abstract: A method and system for receiving text input via a computing device generates a graphical text element interface showing text elements arranged to provide for efficient selection by a user. Text elements show a single character, a group of characters, words, or phrases. And by selecting a text element, the user submits text in the computing device. The system may identify text elements to display based at least in part on a previous selection of a text element by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Keith Trnka
  • Publication number: 20150234518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and systems that may enable a touch-based interface to receive dynamic user inputs based on pressure. An exemplary method may involve: (a) detecting a touch interaction including an increase in pressure greater than a first threshold pressure-increase followed by a reduction in pressure greater than a threshold pressure-reduction; and (b) responsive to detecting the touch interaction, initiating an operation based on a region of the touch-based interface that corresponds to the touch interaction, wherein the operation is associated with the touch interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Teller, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Martin T. King, Kevin Anthony Furr
  • Patent number: 9113076
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9081799
    Abstract: A facility for identifying a location in a printed document is described. The facility obtains an image of the printed document, and extracts gestalt information from text occurring in the image of the printed document. The facility compares the extracted gestalt information to an index of documents and, based upon this comparison, identifies a document that includes the gestalt information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Claes-Fredrik Mannby, William Valenti, Cheryl Grunbock
  • Patent number: 9075779
    Abstract: A hardware, firmware, and/or software facility (“facility”) for providing information relevant to rendered documents is described. In some embodiments, the facility identifies multiple versions of an electronic document corresponding to a rendered document captured by a capture device. The facility may then provide a person utilizing the capture device with various ways to interact with one or more versions of the electronic document. In some embodiments, the facility determines that use of a rendered document is restricted, such as by copyright, to some degree. The facility may then offer the person the option to obtain unrestricted use of the rendered document. If the person accepts, the person obtains the right to store captures of the rendered document. If the person declines, the facility automatically discards captures of the rendered document. In some embodiments, the facility may automatically purchase rights to restricted-use rendered documents based upon the person's predefined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150172489
    Abstract: A hand-held optical scanner is described. The hand-held optical scanner has an image sensor, as well as a scan window through which image light is directed toward the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Thomas C. Arends, David P. Bajorins, Daniel C. Fox