Patents by Inventor Herwig Häle

Herwig Häle 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: 9274746
    Abstract: A multi-modal user interface is described that hides response latency delays. A graphical user interface (GUI) supports different user input modalities including low delay inputs which respond to user inputs without significant delay, and high latency inputs which have a significant response latency after receiving a user input before providing a corresponding completed response. The GUI accepts user inputs in a sequence of mixed input modalities independently of response latencies without waiting for responses to high latency inputs, and responds to each user input in the sequence as if each preceding user input in the sequence had been performed without response latencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Neubacher, Miklós Pápai, Attila Muszta, Herwig Häle, Christina Drexel
  • Patent number: 9081550
    Abstract: At design time of a graphical user interface (GUI), a software component (VUIcontroller) is added to the GUI. At run time of the GUI, the VUIcontroller analyzes the GUI from within a process that executes the GUI. From this analysis, the VUIcontroller automatically generates a voice command set, such as a speech-recognition grammar, that corresponds to controls of the GUI. The generated voice command set is made available to a speech recognition engine, thereby speech-enabling the GUI. Optionally, a GUI designer may add properties to ones of the GUI controls at GUI design time, without necessarily writing a voice command set. These properties, if specified, are then used at GUI run time to control or influence the analysis of the GUI and the automatic generation of the voice command set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mert Öz, Herwig Häle, Attila Muszta, Andreas Neubacher, Peter Kozma
  • Publication number: 20120215543
    Abstract: At design time of a graphical user interface (GUI), a software component (VUIcontroller) is added to the GUI. At run time of the GUI, the VUIcontroller analyzes the GUI from within a process that executes the GUI. From this analysis, the VUIcontroller automatically generates a voice command set, such as a speech-recognition grammar, that corresponds to controls of the GUI. The generated voice command set is made available to a speech recognition engine, thereby speech-enabling the GUI. Optionally, a GUI designer may add properties to ones of the GUI controls at GUI design time, without necessarily writing a voice command set. These properties, if specified, are then used at GUI run time to control or influence the analysis of the GUI and the automatic generation of the voice command set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mert Öz, Herwig Häle, Attila Muszta, Andreas Neubacher, Peter Kozma
  • Publication number: 20120216134
    Abstract: A multi-modal user interface is described that hides response latency delays. A graphical user interface (GUI) supports different user input modalities including low delay inputs which respond to user inputs without significant delay, and high latency inputs which have a significant response latency after receiving a user input before providing a corresponding completed response. The GUI accepts user inputs in a sequence of mixed input modalities independently of response latencies without waiting for responses to high latency inputs, and responds to each user input in the sequence as if each preceding user input in the sequence had been performed without response latencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Neubacher, Miklós Pápai, Attila Muszta, Herwig Häle, Christina Drexel