Patents by Inventor Duane Littleton

Duane Littleton 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: 20200410414
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K. Tanneru, Navaneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Patent number: 10810530
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K Tanneru, Navaneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Publication number: 20200265828
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: James HENDRICKSON, Debra Drylie STIFFEY, Duane LITTLETON, John PECORARI, Arkadiusz SLUSARCZYK
  • Patent number: 10685643
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Stiffey, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk
  • Publication number: 20180018955
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Stiffey, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk
  • Patent number: 9697818
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Stiffey, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk
  • Publication number: 20160092805
    Abstract: A workflow management system for managing the storage, retrieval, and transport of items in a warehouse includes a voice-directed mobile terminal. The system also includes a server computer in communication with the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer includes a tasking module for transmitting task data to the voice-directed mobile terminal. The server computer also includes a workflow-analysis module for generating, based at least in part upon an analysis of workflow dialog between the voice-directed mobile terminal and the user, performance data relating to the performance of tasks associated with the storage, retrieval, and/or transport of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: James Geisler, Steven Thomas, John Pecorari, Adam Jack Hertzman, Duff Halart Gold, Jared John Schmidt, Brian Matthew Connelly, Christopher Lofty, Surya K. Tanneru, Naveneetha Myaka, Kurt Charles Miller, Duane Littleton, Brent Alan Nichols, Michael Naughton, Keith Braho, Tonya L. Custis, Kwong Wing Au, Ronald Shane Fazzio, Arup Suprakash Mukherjee, Justin Allan Volz, Kartik Suchindra Babu
  • Publication number: 20150088522
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that dynamically adjust operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system are disclosed. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Scott, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk
  • Patent number: 8914290
    Abstract: Method and apparatus that dynamically adjusts operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Scott, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk
  • Publication number: 20120296654
    Abstract: Method and apparatus that dynamically adjusts operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to alter the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine. In response to one or more environmental conditions, the adjustable operational parameters of the text-to-speech engine are modified to increase the intelligibility of synthesized speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: James Hendrickson, Debra Drylie Scott, Duane Littleton, John Pecorari, Arkadiusz Slusarczyk