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).

  • Patent number: 8081993
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile communication device, the method involving: over a wireless messaging channel receiving a text message that contains a non-text representation of an utterance; extracting the non-text representation from the text message; synthesizing an audio representation of the spoken utterance from the non-text representation; and playing the synthesized audio representation through an audio output device on the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20110294476
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Chris Reiner, Mark Furnari, Jordan Cohen
  • Patent number: 8065144
    Abstract: A method for speech recognition. The method uses a single pronunciation estimator to train acoustic phoneme models and recognize utterances from multiple languages. The method includes accepting text spellings of training words in a plurality of sets of training words, each set corresponding to a different one of a plurality of languages. The method also includes, for each of the sets of training words in the plurality, receiving pronunciations for the training words in the set, the pronunciations being characteristic of native speakers of the language of the set, the pronunciations also being in terms of subword units at least some of which are common to two or more of the languages. The method also includes training a single pronunciation estimator using data comprising the text spellings and the pronunciations of the training words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence S. Gillick, Thomas E. Lynch, Michael J. Newman, Daniel L. Roth, Steven A. Wegmann, Jonathan P. Yamron
  • Patent number: 8019324
    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: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Voice SignalTechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Chris Reiner, Mark Furnari, Jordan Cohen
  • Patent number: 7873390
    Abstract: A mobile voice communication device including a wireless transceiver circuit for transmitting and receiving voice communications and for receiving data; a digital processor; and a memory storing application program code which when executed on the digital processor causes the mobile voice communication device to provide predetermined functionality to the user of the mobile voice communication device. The predetermined functionality includes basic features and it includes enhanced features that are in addition to the basic features. The application program code has a deactivated state in which the mobile voice communication device provides the basic features to the user without providing the enhanced features and an activated state in which the mobile voice communication device provides the enhanced features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Cohen, Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20100298010
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile communication device having a set of one or more applications, each with its own associated user-configurable customization, the method comprising detecting whether the user-configurable customization of any of the applications has changed since an earlier time, and for all applications for which the user-configurable customization has changed since said earlier time, wirelessly transmitting those changes to a remote server. The method further comprises maintaining a set of flags indicating whether changes have occurred to the user-configurable customization, wherein detecting whether the user-configurable customization of any of the applications has changed since said earlier time includes reading the set of flags. The remote server is one of a carrier server and a third party provider server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel L. ROTH, Laurence S. GILLICK, Jordan COHEN
  • Patent number: 7809574
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention involves word recognition that uses scrollable choice lists in which choices are listed in character-order. Another aspect relates to a scrollable, visually-displayed word recognition choice list, where the recognition candidates on the choice list are each associated with a choice-selecting symbol the user can use to select a desired recognition candidate by pressing an associated button, and where the same choice-selecting symbol is used for different choices displayed on the display at different times as a result of scrolling. Another aspect of the invention relates to providing a choice list of best scoring characters for a particular character position in the spelling of a filter that is used to filter word recognition. Another aspect of the invention relates to a choice list used in word recognition in which the choice list can be scrolled horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston, Edward W. Porter
  • Patent number: 7716058
    Abstract: Large vocabulary speech recognition can automatically turn recognition off in one or more ways. A user command can turn on recognition that is automatically turned off after the next end of utterance. A plurality of buttons can each be associated with a different speech mode and the touch of a given button can turn on, and then automatically turn off, the given button's associated speech recognition mode. These selectable modes can include large vocabulary and alphabetic entry modes, or continuous and discrete modes. A first user input can start recognition that allows a sequence of vocabulary words to be recognized and a second user input can start recognition that turns off after one word has been recognized. A first user input can start recognition that allows a sequence of utterances to be recognized and a second user input can start recognition that allows only a single utterance to be recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston
  • Patent number: 7716050
    Abstract: A method for speech recognition. The method uses a single pronunciation estimator to train acoustic phoneme models and recognize utterances from multiple languages. The method includes accepting text spellings of training words in a plurality of sets of training words, each set corresponding to a different one of a plurality of languages. The method also includes, for each of the sets of training words in the plurality, receiving pronunciations for the training words in the set, the pronunciations being characteristic of native speakers of the language of the set, the pronunciations also being in terms of subword units at least some of which are common to two or more of the languages. The method also includes training a single pronunciation estimator using data comprising the text spellings and the pronunciations of the training words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence S. Gillick, Thomas E. Lynch, Michael J. Newman, Daniel L. Roth, Steven A. Wegmann, Jonathan P. Yamron
  • Patent number: 7634403
    Abstract: Word recognition enables a user to have a selected transformation performed on a given word produced by word recognition. In one aspect of the invention, a selectable transformation changes the given word to a differently spelled word having the same word root. In another, a selectable transformation changes a given word to one or more of its homonyms. In yet another, a selectable transformation changes the given word between a representation that spells the word with letters and one that does not. In one aspect of the invention a user can select to display a choice list of transformed words corresponding to a given recognized word and then select to have one of the listed transformed words replace the given word. In another aspect of the invention word recognition favors recognition of words corresponding to a user selected part of speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston
  • Publication number: 20090234338
    Abstract: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting at least some optical radiation beneficial to a dermatologic treatment, and a contact element adapted to be in contact with a skin surface during the dermatologic treatment. The contact element is optically transparent to the emitted optical radiation, and is further adapted to provide a vibration to the skin surface to reduce pain sensation during the dermatologic treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Elias Behrakis, Doug Ely
  • Publication number: 20090234341
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel L. Roth
  • Publication number: 20090234342
    Abstract: A dermatologic treatment device having a light source emitting optical radiation beneficial to at least one dermatologic treatment, a brightness enhancer enhancing the brightness of at least some of the emitted optical radiation, and a replacement cartridge containing the light source and brightness enhancer. The cartridge facilitating replacement of the light source and brightness enhancer by a user of the device between dermatologic treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Doug Ely, Daniel L. Roth, Elias Behrakis
  • Publication number: 20090234337
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Doug Ely, Elias Behrakis, Daniel L. Roth
  • Patent number: 7577569
    Abstract: Text-to-speech (TTS) generation is used in conjunction with large vocabulary speech recognition to say words selected by the speech recognition. The software for performing the large vocabulary speech recognition can share speech modeling data with the TTS software. TTS or recorded audio can be used to automatically say both recognized text and the names of recognized commands after their recognition. The TTS can automatically repeats text recognized by the speech recognition after each of a succession of end of utterance detections. A user can move a cursor back or forward in recognized text, and the TTS can speak one or more words at the cursor location after each such move. The speech recognition can be used to produces a choice list of possible recognition candidates and the TTS can be used to provide spoken output of one or more of the candidates on the choice list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston, Manfred G. Grabherr, Edward W. Porter
  • Patent number: 7526431
    Abstract: Alphabetic filtering of the speech recognition of words uses a key press to indicate a desired character in an alphabetic filter string, where each key press represents two or more letters. The key presses can be disambiguated by recognizing a key-disambiguation utterance in association with a given key press. A user can select a desired recognition candidate from a choice list produced by such filtered word recognition. Ambiguous alphabetic filtering can be performed iteratively in response to the addition of successive ambiguous key presses. A user can select to re-recognize the utterance using filtering based on ambiguous key input after seeing the results of recognition without such filtering. Unambiguous alphabetic filtering can be performed by using multiple presses of an ambiguous key to disambiguate which letter is intended. A user can select between entering text by either large vocabulary speech recognition or by spelling text by pressing phone keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Voice Signal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston
  • Patent number: 7505911
    Abstract: A handheld device with both large-vocabulary speech recognition and audio recoding allows users to switch between at least two of the following three modes: (1) recording audio without corresponding speech recognition; (2) recording with speech recognition; and (3) speech recognition without audio recording. A handheld device with both large-vocabulary speech recognition and audio recoding enables a user to select a portion of previously recorded sound and have speech recognition performed upon it. A system enables a user to search for a text label associated with portions of unrecognized recorded sound by uttering the label's words. A large-vocabulary system allows users to switch between playing back recorded audio and speech recognition with a single input, with successive audio playbacks automatically starting slightly before the end of prior playback. And a cell phone that allows both large-vocabulary speech recognition and audio recording and playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen, David F. Johnston, Edward W. Porter
  • Publication number: 20090017849
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile communication device, the method involving: over a wireless messaging channel receiving a text message that contains a non-text representation of an utterance; extracting the non-text representation from the text message; synthesizing an audio representation of the spoken utterance from the non-text representation; and playing the synthesized audio representation through an audio output device on the mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel L. ROTH
  • Patent number: 7467089
    Abstract: The invention relates to the combination of speech recognition with handwriting and/or character recognition. This includes the innovation of selecting one or more best-scoring recognition candidates as a function of recognition of both handwritten and spoken representations of a sequence of one or more words to be recognized. It also includes the innovation of using character or handwriting recognition of one or more letters to alphabetically filter speech recognition of one or more words. It also includes the innovations of using speech recognition of one or more letter-identifying words to alphabetically filter handwriting recognition, and of using speech recognition to correct handwriting recognition of one or more words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Edward W. Porter
  • Patent number: 7444286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to speech recognition that enables a user to perform re-utterance recognition, in which speech recognition is performed upon both a second saying of a sequence of one or more words and upon an earlier saying of the same sequence to help the speech recognition better select one or more best scoring text sequences for the utterances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: Daniel L. Roth, Jordan R. Cohen