Patents by Inventor Gene Cheung

Gene Cheung 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: 20210089721
    Abstract: A software agent, that is used to assist in providing a service, receives communications from a set of users that are attempting to use the software agent. The communications include communications that are interacting with the software agent, and communications that are not interacting with the software agent. The software agent performs natural language processing on all communications to identify such things as user sentiment, user concerns or other items in the content of the messages, and also to identify actions taken by the users in order to obtain a measure of user satisfaction with the software agent. One or more action signals are then generated based upon the identified user satisfaction with the software agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Gene CHEUNG, Andres MONROY-HERNANDEZ, Todd Daniel NEWMAN, Mayerber Loureiro De CARVALHO NETO, Michael Brian PALMER, Pamela BHATTACHARYA, Justin Brooks CRANSHAW, Charles Yin-Che LEE
  • Publication number: 20210076182
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed including one or more plug-in or Add-on Software Components (ASC) provided by a Social Business Platform (SBP) to deliver configuration information for the integration of various applications, services, and functionality from other platforms in an integrated environment. Each ASC may deliver a particular type of configuration information usable to configure and/or integrate services from various platforms, the services including data tiles and data streams, storage and document management services, single-function applications, core applications like communication and task management services, and other application-specific add-ons. In various embodiments, the configuration information may be distributed as packages of one or more files, which describe the configuration to be applied to the integrated services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Jive Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward John Venaglia, Murali V. Ponnuraj, Alberto Aron Cirilo Racho, Benjamin Gene Cheung
  • Patent number: 10909484
    Abstract: A set of nodes are organized into a graph to represent a workflow to enable the dynamic and directed management of that workflow in a decentralized system. Each node maintains a value necessary for execution of the workflow, and includes code to populate that value. A workflow agent manages the population of the values according to an identified dependency structure for the nodes relative to the workflow. As changes are made to the workflow, the workflow agent ensures that values and dependencies of the nodes stay up-to-date. Each node retains historic values, which enables the workflow agent to query several states of the workflow throughout time as changes are made thereto. The dynamic management of the nodes improves the responsiveness of the system to changes, thereby improving computational efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Brian Palmer, Emad Mohamed Hamdy Elwany, Justin Brooks Cranshaw, Pamela Bhattacharya, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Charles Yin-che Lee, Benjamin Gene Cheung, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Todd Daniel Newman
  • Patent number: 10891439
    Abstract: A software agent, that is used to assist in providing a service, receives communications from a set of users that are attempting to use the software agent. The communications include communications that are interacting with the software agent, and communications that are not interacting with the software agent. The software agent performs natural language processing on all communications to identify such things as user sentiment, user concerns or other items in the content of the messages, and also to identify actions taken by the users in order to obtain a measure of user satisfaction with the software agent. One or more action signals are then generated based upon the identified user satisfaction with the software agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Gene Cheung, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Todd Daniel Newman, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Michael Brian Palmer, Pamela Bhattacharya, Justin Brooks Cranshaw, Charles Yin-Che Lee
  • Patent number: 10887608
    Abstract: A method for encoding a raw lenselet image includes a receiving phase, wherein at least a portion of a raw lenselet image is received, the image including a plurality of macro-pixels, each macro-pixel having pixels corresponding to a specific view angle for the same point of a scene, and an output phase, wherein a bitstream having at least a portion of an encoded lenselet image is outputted. The method has an image transform phase, wherein the pixels of said raw lenselet image are spatially displaced in a transformed multi-color image having a larger number of columns and rows with respect to the received raw lenselet image, wherein dummy pixels having undefined value are inserted into the raw lenselet image and wherein the displacement is performed so as to put the estimated center location of each macro-pixel onto integer pixel locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sisvel Technology S.R.L.
    Inventors: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
  • Patent number: 10873841
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed including one or more plug-in or Add-on Software Components (ASC) provided by a Social Business Platform (SBP) to deliver configuration information for the integration of various applications, services, and functionality from other platforms in an integrated environment. Each ASC may deliver a particular type of configuration information usable to configure and/or integrate services from various platforms, the services including data tiles and data streams, storage and document management services, single-function applications, core applications like communication and task management services, and other application-specific add-ons. In various embodiments, the configuration information may be distributed as packages of one or more files, which describe the configuration to be applied to the integrated services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Edward John Venaglia, Murali V. Ponnuraj, Alberto Aron Cirilo Racho, Benjamin Gene Cheung
  • Publication number: 20200077100
    Abstract: A method for encoding a raw lenselet image includes a receiving phase, wherein at least a portion of a raw lenselet image is received, the image including a plurality of macro-pixels, each macro-pixel having pixels corresponding to a specific view angle for the same point of a scene, and an output phase, wherein a bitstream having at least a portion of an encoded lenselet image is outputted. The method has an image transform phase, wherein the pixels of said raw lenselet image are spatially displaced in a transformed multi-color image having a larger number of columns and rows with respect to the received raw lenselet image, wherein dummy pixels having undefined value are inserted into the raw lenselet image and wherein the displacement is performed so as to put the estimated center location of each macro-pixel onto integer pixel locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
  • Publication number: 20190340244
    Abstract: A software agent, that is used to assist in providing a service, receives communications from a set of users that are attempting to use the software agent. The communications include communications that are interacting with the software agent, and communications that are not interacting with the software agent. The software agent performs natural language processing on all communications to identify such things as user sentiment, user concerns or other items in the content of the messages, and also to identify actions taken by the users in order to obtain a measure of user satisfaction with the software agent. One or more action signals are then generated based upon the identified user satisfaction with the software agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Gene CHEUNG, Andres MONROY-HERNANDEZ, Todd Daniel NEWMAN, Mayerber Loureiro De CARVALHO NETO, Michael Brian PALMER, Pamela BHATTACHARYA, Justin Brooks CRANSHAW, Charles Yin-Che LEE
  • Publication number: 20190333022
    Abstract: A time aggregation and control system detects when an automated scheduling assistant is invoked to perform a scheduling operation. It detects scheduling characteristics corresponding to the scheduling operation and identifies a time saving value corresponding to the scheduling operation. The time saving value is aggregated over a plurality of different scheduling operations until a time block trigger is detected. A scheduling control signal is generated, to automatically reserve a block of time, based upon the aggregated time saving values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Yin-Che LEE, Pamela BHATTACHARYA, Mayerber LOUREIRO DE CARVALHO NETO, Warren JOHNSON, Juliana Pena OCAMPO, Chala FUFA, Benjamin Gene CHEUNG, Shahil SONI
  • Patent number: 10394957
    Abstract: A software agent, that is used to assist in providing a service, receives communications from a set of users that are attempting to use the software agent. The communications include communications that are interacting with the software agent, and communications that are not interacting with the software agent. The software agent performs natural language processing on all communications to identify such things as user sentiment, user concerns or other items in the content of the messages, and also to identify actions taken by the users in order to obtain a measure of user satisfaction with the software agent. One or more action signals are then generated based upon the identified user satisfaction with the software agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Gene Cheung, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Todd Daniel Newman, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Michael Brian Palmer, Pamela Bhattacharya, Justin Brooks Cranshaw, Charles Yin-Che Lee
  • Publication number: 20190095424
    Abstract: A software agent, that is used to assist in providing a service, receives communications from a set of users that are attempting to use the software agent. The communications include communications that are interacting with the software agent, and communications that are not interacting with the software agent. The software agent performs natural language processing on all communications to identify such things as user sentiment, user concerns or other items in the content of the messages, and also to identify actions taken by the users in order to obtain a measure of user satisfaction with the software agent. One or more action signals are then generated based upon the identified user satisfaction with the software agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Gene CHEUNG, Andres MONROY-HERNANDEZ, Todd Daniel NEWMAN, Mayerber Loureiro De CARVALHO NETO, Michael Brian PALMER, Pamela BHATTACHARYA, Justin Brooks CRANSHAW, Charles Yin-Che LEE
  • Publication number: 20180365614
    Abstract: A set of nodes are organized into a graph to represent a workflow to enable the dynamic and directed management of that workflow in a decentralized system. Each node maintains a value necessary for execution of the workflow, and includes code to populate that value. A workflow agent manages the population of the values according to an identified dependency structure for the nodes relative to the workflow. As changes are made to the workflow, the workflow agent ensures that values and dependencies of the nodes stay up-to-date. Each node retains historic values, which enables the workflow agent to query several states of the workflow throughout time as changes are made thereto. The dynamic management of the nodes improves the responsiveness of the system to changes, thereby improving computational efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Brian Palmer, Emad Mohamed Hamdy Elwany, Justin Brooks Cranshaw, Pamela Bhattacharya, Mayerber Loureiro De Carvalho Neto, Charles Yin-che Lee, Benjamin Gene Cheung, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Todd Daniel Newman
  • Patent number: 9462306
    Abstract: Stream-switching techniques are applied in a content delivery system. A merge frame is generated as a function of bit-rates, distortion, and a piecewise constant operator. Parameters of the piecewise constant operator are selected to optimize the merge frame. Data streams are switched based on bandwidth requirements, switch requests, and throughput of a network. Images are reconstructed based on the merge frames and prediction frames. Reconstructed images are identically reconstructed for any prediction frame based on the merge frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Oscar Chi Lim Au, Wei Dai, Gene Cheung, Ngai Man Cheung, Antonio Ortega Diego
  • Publication number: 20150381403
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed including one or more plug-in or Add-on Software Components (ASC) provided by a Social Business Platform (SBP) to deliver configuration information for the integration of various applications, services, and functionality from other platforms in an integrated environment. Each ASC may deliver a particular type of configuration information usable to configure and/or integrate services from various platforms, the services including data tiles and data streams, storage and document management services, single-function applications, core applications like communication and task management services, and other application-specific add-ons. In various embodiments, the configuration information may be distributed as packages of one or more files, which describe the configuration to be applied to the integrated services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Edward John Venaglia, Murali V. Ponnuraj, Alberto Aron Cirilo Racho, Benjamin Gene Cheung
  • Patent number: 9148289
    Abstract: A method for streaming video data. Video data is received. At least one frame of the video data is segmented into a plurality of regions. Video data corresponding to a first region of the plurality of regions is transmitted over a network. The video data corresponding to a second region of the plurality of regions is modified according to interactive input. The video data corresponding to a modified version of the second region is transmitted over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wai-Tian Tan, Gene Cheung, Bo Shen, Antonio Ortega
  • Publication number: 20150026747
    Abstract: Stream-switching techniques are applied in a content delivery system. A merge frame is generated as a function of bit-rates, distortion, and a piecewise constant operator. Parameters of the piecewise constant operator are selected to optimize the merge frame. Data streams are switched based on bandwidth requirements, switch requests, and throughput of a network. Images are reconstructed based on the merge frames and prediction frames. Reconstructed images are identically reconstructed for any prediction frame based on the merge frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Oscar Chi Lim AU, Wei DAI, Gene CHEUNG, Ngai Man CHEUNG, Antonio ORTEGA DIEGO
  • Patent number: 8924579
    Abstract: Data paths extending to a first receiver from a plurality of data supply sources are each capable of supplying the same stream data. When providing the stream data to the first receiver rate-distortion of the data paths is optimized. Clocks asynchronous with each other per data path are set so as to attain the rate-distortion optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gene Cheung
  • Patent number: 8531956
    Abstract: Channel assignment for access points (APs) in a wireless network includes determining at least one of a MaxSum and a MaxMin, and determining a channel assignment for the APs based on at least one of the MaxSum and the MaxMin. The MaxSum is a maximization of a system throughput and the system throughput is a sum of throughput of nodes in the network. The MaxMin is a maximization of a minimum throughput of a set of AP-client links in the network. The AP-client link is a link between an AP and a client associated with the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Gun Lee, Gene Cheung, Sung-Ju Lee, Puneet Sharma
  • Patent number: 8090014
    Abstract: A system for managing multiview streaming video data composed of a plurality of frames includes an encoder configured to encode multiple representations of at least one frame of the plurality of frames corresponding to multiple views using different reference frames for each of the multiple representations. The system also includes a controller configured to create a coding tree containing the plurality of frames and the multiple representations. The system further includes a data store configured to store the coding tree, wherein the controller is further configured to identify a storage constraint of the data store and to omit at least one of the multiple representations from the coding tree to cause the plurality of frames stored in the data store to remain within the storage constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega, Takashi Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20110292886
    Abstract: Channel assignment for access points (APs) in a wireless network includes determining at least one of a MaxSum and a MaxMin, and determining a channel assignment for the APs based on at least one of the MaxSum and the MaxMin. The MaxSum is a maximization of a system throughput and the system throughput is a sum of throughput of nodes in the network. The MaxMin is a maximization of a minimum throughput of a set of AP-client links in the network. The AP-client link is a link between an AP and a client associated with the AP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Jung Gun Lee, Gene Cheung, Sung-Ju Lee, Puneet Sharma