Patents by Inventor Daniel D. Snyder

Daniel D. Snyder 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: 20220327288
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically generating a program based on a natural language utterance using semantic parsing. The semantic parsing includes translating a natural language utterance into instructions in a logical form for execution. The methods use a pre-trained natural language model and generate a canonical utterance as an intermediate form before generating the logical form. The natural language model may be an auto-regressive natural language model with a transformer to paraphrase a sequence of words or tokens in the natural language utterance. The methods generate a prompt including exemplar input/output pairs as a few-shot learning technique for the natural language model to predict words or tokens. The methods further use constrained decoding to determine a canonical utterance, iteratively selecting sequence of words as predicted by the model against rules for canonical utterances. The methods generate a program based on the canonical utterance for execution in an application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David VAN DURME, Adam D. PAULS, Daniel Louis KLEIN, Eui Chul SHIN, Christopher H. LIN, Pengyu CHEN, Subhro ROY, Emmanouil Antonios PLATANIOS, Jason Michael EISNER, Benjamin Lev SNYDER, Samuel McIntire THOMSON
  • Patent number: 4566468
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing a smoking tobacco having a low nitrate content includes at least one stage through which a tobacco having a relatively high nitrate content, for example burley tobacco, continuously passes for continuous nitrate removal by dissolution. In the nitrate removal stage, a solvent is added to, for example, the burley tobacco to form a slurry. The free solvent, including dissolved nitrates, is decanted from the slurry leaving saturated burley tobacco. The saturated burley tobacco is subjected to an expression pressure to remove a further amount of solvent and dissolved nitrates therefrom. After the burley tobacco leaves the nitrate removing stage, it is mixed with another tobacco, such as, for example, a flue-cured tobacco. The tobacco mixture is then expanded and dried to a moisture content suitable for use in a smoking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: Leroy R. Sachleben, Kevin R. Korte, Daniel D. Snyder, Terry L. Allen
  • Patent number: 4517992
    Abstract: A tobacco treating apparatus including an outer, rotatable, hollow drum having a tobacco inlet at one end and a tobacco outlet at the opposite end with an inner, hollow drum extending through the tobacco inlet end, generally coaxial with the outer drum and extending a distance longitudinally into the outer drum a distance less than the entire length of the outer drum. The outer and inner drums cooperate to define an annular gas flow-through passageway which is open to an exhaust chamber. Tobacco to be treated is introduced into the inner drum and flows therefrom into the outer drum while a stream of tobacco treating gas is introduced into the tobacco outlet end to flow in counter-current direction to the flow of tobacco through the outer drum so that virtually all of the tobacco is contacted and treated by the gas. The treating gas leaves the outer drum through the annular flow-through passageway and into the exhaust air chamber from which it is exhausted from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin R. Korte, Daniel D. Snyder