Patents by Inventor Fred Runge

Fred Runge 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: 20160156958
    Abstract: A method for recording of media items broadcast from at least one channel source and for time-delayed playback of a media item recorded in a memory region reserved for time-delayed playback and received by a terminal arrangement configured for time-delayed playback includes: recording a schedule broadcast by the at least one channel source as a media data stream; and playing back a media item already running at the point in time at which the at least one channel source is selected, irrespective of the point in time of the selection, from the start of the item, or from an earliest point in time available in the reserved memory region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Fred RUNGE, Michael Kern
  • Patent number: 9183833
    Abstract: A method and system for adapting automated interactions that allows the interactive behavior of an automated system, or the nature of the interaction elements implemented thereon, to be adapted to properties and/or behaviors of users of such systems in order to enhance operating convenience. Interaction adaptation is performed with reference to user groups to which the users are allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Wiebke Johannsen, Frank Oberle, Markus Van Ballegooy, Felix Burkhardt, Joachim Stegmann, Martin Eckert, Roman Englert
  • Patent number: 8884982
    Abstract: A method for emphasizing selected objects in digital data of at least one of pictures and video that is stored in digital messages, the messages including sender addresses and being stored in a memory system of a digital messaging system for a plurality of users, includes the step of identifying picture regions including at least one of faces and persons in the digital data of the messages on the digital messaging system having the same sender address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Thomas Scheerbarth
  • Patent number: 8447015
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages within the framework of an integrated message system. Recipients of messages in an integrated messaging system are provided with an authentic impression of the received message. In a first step, a message received within the framework of an integrated messaging system is automatically translated. Language detection and dictation system is provided. The message contents of the incoming message as well as its segments and parameters are simultaneously utilized to generate additional information regarding the sender and the information, which is suitable to give the recipient an impression of the received message in the most authentic form possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Heiko-Armin Sch┼Źnebeck, Frank Niedermueller, Jin Liu, Marian Trinkel
  • Patent number: 8126703
    Abstract: A method for providing multilingual speech output in an automated spoken dialog system includes setting up a connection between a telecommunications terminal device and the spoken dialog system. In response to a connection setup, a multilingual speech output is provided that includes an output of a first speech sequence in a first language and at least one second speech sequence in at least one second language different from the first language. The first speech sequence and the at least one second speech sequence are output, at least in part, simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Klaus-Dieter Liedtke, Detlef Hardt, Martin Eckert, Wiebke Johannsen, Roman Englert
  • Patent number: 8117035
    Abstract: A method and device for verification of an identity of a subscriber of a communication service on a telecommunications network is provided. The communication service requires authentication of the subscriber. The verification includes comparing a reference biometric with at least one biometric characteristic detected from a biometric sample of the subscriber, in order to provide the subscriber with access to the restricted communication service. The reference biometric can be adapted and used for verification purposes based on the different security requirements of the various communication services provided on the telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Juergen Emhardt
  • Publication number: 20110141106
    Abstract: A method for emphasizing selected objects in digital data of at least one of pictures and video that is stored in digital messages, the messages including sender addresses and being stored in a memory system of a digital messaging system for a plurality of users, includes the step of identifying picture regions including at least one of faces and persons in the digital data of the messages on the digital messaging system having the same sender address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Thomas Scheerbarth
  • Patent number: 7949517
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for classifying at least two languages in an automatic dialogue system, which processes digitized speech input. At least one speech recognition method and at least one language identification method are used on the digitized speech input in order, by logical evaluation of the results of the method, to identify the language of the speech input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Martin Eckert, Roman Englert, Wiebke Johannsen, Fred Runge, Markus Van Ballegooy
  • Publication number: 20100324909
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages within the framework of an integrated message system. Recipients of messages in an integrated messaging system are provided with an authentic impression of the received message. In a first step, a message received within the framework of an integrated messaging system is automatically translated. Language detection and dictation system is provided. The message contents of the incoming message as well as its segments and parameters are simultaneously utilized to generate additional information regarding the sender and the information, which is suitable to give the recipient an impression of the received message in the most authentic form possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Heiko-Armin Schonebeck, Frank Niedermueller, Jin Liu, Marian Trinkel
  • Patent number: 7809117
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages within the framework of an integrated message system. Recipients of messages in an integrated messaging system are provided with an authentic impression of the received message. In a first step, a message received within the framework of an integrated messaging system is automatically translated. Language detection and dictation system is provided. The message contents of the incoming message as well as its segments and parameters are simultaneously utilized to generate additional information regarding the sender and the information, which is suitable to give the recipient an impression of the received message in the most authentic form possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Heiko-Armin Sch┼Źnebeck, Frank Niedermueller, Jin Liu, Marian Trinkel
  • Publication number: 20100017193
    Abstract: A method for providing multilingual speech output in an automated spoken dialog system includes setting up a connection between a telecommunications terminal device and the spoken dialog system. In response to a connection setup, a multilingual speech output is provided that includes an output of a first speech sequence in a first language and at least one second speech sequence in at least one second language different from the first language. The first speech sequence and the at least one second speech sequence are output, at least in part, simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Klaus-Dieter Liedtike, Detlef Hardt, Martin Eckert, Wiebke Johannsen, Roman Englert
  • Patent number: 7627472
    Abstract: A method and a system for person/speaker verification via different communications systems. The system may include a control logic (SL) having access to a voice-controlled dialog system (DS) having verification dialogs stored for querying, a biometrics customer profile (BK), in which the personal biometric data of customers are stored and a provider database (PD), which contains information regarding protected database areas and services in conjunction with the biometric methods authorized for verification. The method for person/speaker verification is designed to ascertain, transmit, analyze and evaluate via telecommunications systems the different personal biometric data that are suitable to establish unequivocally the access authorization of a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Marian Trinkel, Christel Mueller, Fred Runge
  • Publication number: 20080215519
    Abstract: A method for the controlled querying of information stored in a structured format in a data processing system using a dialog system includes: providing at least one first ontology configured to store information in a structured format; and providing at least one input grammar in the dialog system configured to analyze user inputs as a function of the at least one first ontology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Felix Burkhardt, Jin Liu, Christel Mueller
  • Publication number: 20080162146
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for classifying at least two languages in an automatic dialogue system, which processes digitized speech input. At least one speech recognition method and at least one language identification method are used on the digitized speech input in order, by logical evaluation of the results of the method, to identify the language of the speech input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Martin Eckert, Roman Englert, Wiebke Johannsen, Fred Runge, Markus Van Ballegooy
  • Publication number: 20080155472
    Abstract: A method and system for adapting automated interactions that allows the interactive behavior of an automated system, or the nature of the interaction elements implemented thereon, to be adapted to properties and/or behaviors of users of such systems in order to enhance operating convenience. Interaction adaptation is performed with reference to user groups to which the users are allocated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Wiebke Johannsen, Frank Oberle, Markus Van Ballegooy, Felix Burkhardt, Joachim Stegmann, Martin Eckert, Roman Englert
  • Publication number: 20070250322
    Abstract: A method and device for verification of an identity of a subscriber of a communication service on a telecommunications network is provided. The communication service requires authentication of the subscriber. The verification includes comparing a reference biometric with at least one biometric characteristic detected from a biometric sample of the subscriber, in order to provide the subscriber with access to the restricted communication service. The reference biometric can be adapted and used for verification purposes based on the different security requirements of the various communication services provided on the telecommunications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Juergen Emhardt
  • Patent number: 7246061
    Abstract: A method for the voice-operated identification of the user of a telecommunications line in a telecommunications network is provided in the course of a dialog with a voice-operated dialog system. Utterances spoken by a caller from a group of callers limited to one telecommunications line are used during a human-to-human and/or human-to-machine dialog to apply a reference pattern for the caller. For each reference pattern, a user identifier is stored which is activated once the caller is identified, and, together with the CLI and/or ANI identifier of the telecommunications line, are made available to a server having a voice-controlled dialog system. On the basis of the CLI, including the user identifier, data previously stored for this user are ascertained by the system and made available for the dialog interface with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Marian Trinkel, Thomas Ziem
  • Publication number: 20060227945
    Abstract: A method and system for processing messages within the framework of an integrated message system. Recipients of messages in an integrated messaging system are provided with an authentic impression of the received message. In a first step, a message received within the framework of an integrated messaging system is automatically translated. Language detection and dictation system is provided. The message contents of the incoming message as well as its segments and parameters are simultaneously utilized to generate additional information regarding the sender and the information, which is suitable to give the recipient an impression of the received message in the most authentic form possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Heiko-Armin Schonebeck, Frank Niedermueller, Jin Liu, Marian Trinkel
  • Publication number: 20060223512
    Abstract: A method for carrying out hands-free communication using a telecommunication terminal includes loading, at least temporarily, at least one program from a service server into the telecommunication terminal and implementing the at least one program for use at least for a duration of a communication connection. The at least one program implements a speech processing algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Marian Trinkel, Rainer Zelinski
  • Publication number: 20060149546
    Abstract: A device for detecting erroneous text messages that are produced from a vocal utterance includes a text producing device, a text conversion device associated with the text producing device, and a comparison device. The text producing device produces a text message from an original vocal utterance. The text conversion device converts the produced text message into a converted vocal utterance. The comparison device compares the original vocal utterance to the converted vocal utterance produced by the text conversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventors: Fred Runge, Christel Mueller, Marian Trinkel