Patents by Inventor Daniel L. Roth

Daniel L. Roth 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: 20190176492
    Abstract: An example assembly includes a first guide positioned in a pre-print zone area of an imaging device. A second guide rotatably is connected to the imaging device and spaced apart from the first guide to permit a print medium to traverse between the first guide and the second guide. A bearing mechanism connects the second guide to the imaging device in the pre-print zone area. An interface mechanism is operatively connected to the second guide. A bias element is positioned between the interface mechanism and the second guide to release energy upon exposing the interface mechanism to the pre-print zone area allowing rotation of the second guide away from the first guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Quarto, Devin Knowles, Kevin Witkoe, Victor Bruhn, Teressa L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20180174585
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann
  • Patent number: 9898761
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for advertising on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of downloading an advertisement to the mobile phone using an advertisement server; selecting the downloaded advertisement on the mobile phone by a user of the mobile phone; providing by a server additional information in response to the user selection; and tracking the selection and additional information by the server. In another embodiment the compensation provided is in response to the display screen of said advertisement. In another embodiment the step of providing additional information includes the step of using space reserved, in the user interface of the mobile phone, for advertisements. Another aspect the invention relates to a system for displaying advertisements on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the system includes a server; and a mobile phone in communication with said server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20170212960
    Abstract: A method and system are provided by which a wireless mobile device takes a vocally entered query and transmits it in a text message format over a wireless network to a search engine; receives search results based on the query from the search engine over the wireless network; and displays the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20170147554
    Abstract: A method for configuring an automated dialogue system uses traces of interactions via a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application. Each trace includes interactions in the context of a plurality of presentations of the GUI. Elements of one or more presentations of the GUI are identified, and templates are associated with portions of the trace. Each template has one or more defined inputs and a defined output. For each template of the plurality of templates, the portions of the traces are processed to automatically configure the template by specifying a procedure for providing values of inputs to the template via the GUI and obtaining a value of an output. The automated dialogue system is configured with the configured templates, thereby avoiding manual configuration of the dialogue system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak
  • Publication number: 20170140755
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Being-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S Gillsick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20170118344
    Abstract: An approach to providing communication assistance to an operator of a vehicle makes use software having a first component executing on a personal device of the operator as well as a second component executing on a server in communication with the personal device. In some implementations, handling a call involves establishing a first two-way audio link between the server and the calling device is established, and a second two-way audio link between a server and the user device. The server passes some of the audio from the calling device to the user device, and monitors a user's voice input, of lack thereof, to determine how to handle the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Jordan R. Cohen, Daniel L. Roth, David Leo Wright Hall, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew Robert Volpe, Sean Daniel True, Damon R. Pender, Laurence S. Gillick, Yan Virin
  • Patent number: 9295519
    Abstract: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting optical radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a user interface selectively operating the device in at least one of a pulse mode and strobe mode. The light source emits a single optical radiation pulse in pulse mode to spot treat a portion of a skin surface during the dermatologic treatment, and the light source emits a continuous sequence of optical radiation pulses in strobe mode to treat multiple locations on the skin surface during the dermatologic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Shaser, Inc
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20160005086
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for advertising on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of downloading an advertisement to the mobile phone using an advertisement server; selecting the downloaded advertisement on the mobile phone by a user of the mobile phone; providing by a server additional information in response to the user selection; and tracking the selection and additional information by the server. In another embodiment the compensation provided is in response to the display screen of said advertisement. In another embodiment the step of providing additional information includes the step of using space reserved, in the user interface of the mobile phone, for advertisements. Another aspect the invention relates to a system for displaying advertisements on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the system includes a server; and a mobile phone in communication with said server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20160005076
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for advertising on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of downloading an advertisement to the mobile phone using an advertisement server; selecting the downloaded advertisement on the mobile phone by a user of the mobile phone; providing by a server additional information in response to the user selection; and tracking the selection and additional information by the server. In another embodiment the compensation provided is in response to the display screen of said advertisement. In another embodiment the step of providing additional information includes the step of using space reserved, in the user interface of the mobile phone, for advertisements. Another aspect the invention relates to a system for displaying advertisements on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the system includes a server; and a mobile phone in communication with said server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Patent number: 9152983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for advertising on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of downloading an advertisement to the mobile phone using an advertisement server; selecting the downloaded advertisement on the mobile phone by a user of the mobile phone; providing by a server additional information in response to the user selection; and tracking the selection and additional information by the server. In another embodiment the compensation provided is in response to the display screen of said advertisement. In another embodiment the step of providing additional information includes the step of using space reserved, in the user interface of the mobile phone, for advertisements. Another aspect the invention relates to a system for displaying advertisements on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the system includes a server; and a mobile phone in communication with said server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Patent number: 8768701
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for synthesizing audible phrases (words) that includes capturing a spoken utterance, which may be a word, and extracting prosodic information (parameters) there from, then applying the prosodic parameters to a synthesized (nominal) word to produce a prosodic mimic word corresponding to the spoken utterance and the nominal word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Cohen, Daniel L. Roth, Igor Zlokarnik
  • Patent number: 8731609
    Abstract: A mobile device, such as a cellular telephone includes a voice interface that includes one part that may not be specific to a particular carrier, and a second part that provides an interface to services that are specific to a carrier or to service or information providers that are not necessarily available with all carriers. A voice command interface provides easy access to the carrier services. The set of carrier services is optionally extendible by the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nuanace Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Chris Reiner, Mark Furnari, Jordan Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140108150
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for advertising on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the method includes the steps of downloading an advertisement to the mobile phone using an advertisement server; selecting the downloaded advertisement on the mobile phone by a user of the mobile phone; providing by a server additional information in response to the user selection; and tracking the selection and additional information by the server. In another embodiment the compensation provided is in response to the display screen of said advertisement. In another embodiment the step of providing additional information includes the step of using space reserved, in the user interface of the mobile phone, for advertisements. Another aspect the invention relates to a system for displaying advertisements on a mobile phone. In one embodiment the system includes a server; and a mobile phone in communication with said server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20140032216
    Abstract: A method for a portable device includes receiving a spoken utterance of a word or phrase, generating a plurality of alternative pronunciations of the spoken utterance, scoring one or more pronunciations of the plurality of alternative pronunciations using the spoken utterance, and updating a lexicon with at least one scored pronunciation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Laurence S. Gillick, Michael L. Shire
  • Patent number: 8577681
    Abstract: A method of generating an alternative pronunciation for a word or phrase, given an initial pronunciation and a spoken example of the word or phrase, includes providing the initial pronunciation of the word or phrase, and generating the alternative pronunciation by searching a neighborhood of pronunciations about the initial pronunciation via a constrained hypothesis, wherein the neighborhood includes pronunciations that differ from the initial pronunciation by at most one phoneme. The method further includes selecting a highest scoring pronunciation within the neighborhood of pronunciations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Laurence S. Gillick, Mike Shire
  • Patent number: 8540702
    Abstract: Facilitating a dermatologic treatment by providing a light source emitting optical radiation and having a plurality of wavelengths, reflecting some of the emitted optical radiation back to the light source to enhance the brightness of the optical radiation, and applying at least some of the enhanced optical radiation to a skin surface to facilitate a dermatologic treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Shaser, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Ely, Elias Behrakis, Daniel L. Roth
  • Patent number: 8285273
    Abstract: A method and system are provided by which a wireless mobile device takes a vocally entered query and transmits it in a text message format over a wireless network to a search engine; receives search results based on the query from the search engine over the wireless network; and displays the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Patent number: 8160884
    Abstract: The invention is a method of improving the performance of a speech recognizer. The method generally involves: providing a lexicon for the speech recognizer; monitoring a user's interaction with a network; accessing a plurality of words associated with the monitored interaction; and including the plurality of words in the lexicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan Cohen, Elias P. Behrakis
  • Publication number: 20120089399
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile communication device is described. A text message is received over a wireless messaging channel, wherein the text message contains a non-text representation of an utterance. The non-text representation is extracted from the text message, and an audio representation of the spoken utterance is synthesized from the non-text representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth