Patents by Inventor Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak

Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak 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: 20210050006
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of responding to a conversational event. The method comprises enacting, by a conversational computing interface, an initial computer-executable plan based on a conversational event received by the conversational computing interface, wherein the initial computer-executable plan is configured to output an initial value based on the conversational event. The method further comprises selecting, by the conversational computing interface, an extended computer-executable plan based on determining that the initial value is insufficient for generating an extended description responsive to the conversational event. The method further comprises enacting, by the conversational computing interface, the extended computer-executable plan to output additional information beyond what the initial computer-executable plan is configured to output, the additional information sufficient for generating the extended description responsive to the conversational event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel ANDREAS, Jayant Sivarama KRISHNAMURTHY, Alan Xinyu GUO, Andrei VOROBEV, John Philip BUFE, III, Jesse Daniel Eskes RUSAK, Yuchen ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20210026735
    Abstract: A method, comprising recognizing a user utterance for processing. The method further comprises using a previously-trained code-generation machine to generate, from the user utterance, a data-flow program configured to produce a return value upon successful execution. The method further comprises beginning execution of the data-flow program. Responsive to reaching an error condition resulting from execution of the data-flow program, the method further comprises, prior to the data-flow program producing the return value, suspending execution of the data flow program. The method further comprises using the previously-trained code-generation machine to generate an error-handling data-flow program, wherein the error-handling data-flow program is configured to produce the return value; beginning execution of the error-handling data-flow program to produce the return value; and outputting the return value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Leo Wright HALL, David Ernesto Heekin BURKETT, Jesse Daniel Eskes RUSAK, Alexander J. KOLMYKOV-ZOTOV, Jason Andrew WOLFE, Jacob Daniel ANDREAS, Adam David PAULS, John Philip BUFE, III, Jayant Sivarama KRISHNAMURTHY, Daniel Louis KLEIN
  • Publication number: 20210027771
    Abstract: A method comprising recognizing a user utterance including an ambiguity. The method further comprises using a previously-trained code-generation machine to produce, from the user utterance, a data-flow program including a search-history function. The search-history function is configured to select a highest-confidence disambiguating concept from one or more candidate concepts stored in a context-specific dialogue history.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Leo Wright HALL, David Ernesto Heekin BURKETT, Jesse Daniel Eskes RUSAK, Jayant Sivarama KRISHNAMURTHY, Jason Andrew WOLFE, Adam David PAULS, Alan Xinyu GUO, Jacob Daniel ANDREAS, Daniel Louis KLEIN
  • Patent number: 10861440
    Abstract: A computing device includes a display configured to present a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface includes a transcript portion configured to display an unannotated transcript representing an ordered sequence of one or more dialogue events involving a client and a computerized assistant, at least one of the dialogue events taking the form of an example client utterance, and an annotation portion configured to display a hierarchical menu including a plurality of candidate utterance annotations. An utterance annotation machine is configured to receive one or more computer inputs selecting, for each of one or more response parameters in the example client utterance, utterance annotations from the hierarchical menu that collectively define a machine-readable interpretation of the example client utterance. An annotated utterance having a predetermined format usable to train the computerized assistant is output to a data store based on the example client utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Percy Shuo Liang
  • Patent number: 10762892
    Abstract: A method for a dialogue system includes establishing a dialogue session between an application executing on a server and a remote machine. The dialogue session includes one or more utterances received from a user at the remote machine. A natural language processing machine identifies a request associated with a computer-readable representation of an utterance. A dialogue expansion machine generates a plurality of alternative actions for responding to the request. A previously-trained machine learning confidence model assesses a confidence score for each alternative. If a highest confidence score for a top alternative does not satisfy a threshold, the plurality of alternatives including the top alternative are transmitted to a remote machine (which may be the same remote machine or a different remote machine) for review by a human reviewer. After the dialogue system and/or the human reviewer select an alternative, computer-readable instructions defining the selected alternative are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, David Leo Wright Hall, Jason Andrew Wolfe, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Daniel Klein, Jordan Rian Cohen
  • Patent number: 10720148
    Abstract: A method for a dialogue system includes establishing a dialogue session between an application executing on a server and a remote machine. The dialogue session includes one or more utterances received from a user at the remote machine. A natural language processing machine identifies a request associated with a computer-readable representation of an utterance. A dialogue expansion machine generates a plurality of alternative actions for responding to the request. A previously-trained machine learning confidence model assesses a confidence score for each alternative. If a highest confidence score for a top alternative does not satisfy a threshold, the plurality of alternatives including the top alternative are transmitted to a remote machine (which may be the same remote machine or a different remote machine) for review by a human reviewer. After the dialogue system and/or the human reviewer select an alternative, computer-readable instructions defining the selected alternative are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, David Leo Wright Hall, Jason Andrew Wolfe, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Daniel Klein, Jordan Rian Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190244601
    Abstract: A computing device includes a display configured to present a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface includes a transcript portion configured to display an unannotated transcript representing an ordered sequence of one or more dialogue events involving a client and a computerized assistant, at least one of the dialogue events taking the form of an example client utterance, and an annotation portion configured to display a hierarchical menu including a plurality of candidate utterance annotations. An utterance annotation machine is configured to receive one or more computer inputs selecting, for each of one or more response parameters in the example client utterance, utterance annotations from the hierarchical menu that collectively define a machine-readable interpretation of the example client utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes RUSAK, Percy Shuo LIANG
  • Publication number: 20190237061
    Abstract: A method for generating training data for training a natural language processing system comprises loading, into a computer memory, a computer-readable transcript representing an ordered sequence of one or more dialogue events. The method further comprises acquiring a computer-readable command describing an exemplary ordered subsequence of one or more dialogue events from the computer-readable transcript. The method further comprises re-parametrizing the computer-readable command with an alternative semantic parameter. The method further comprises generating an alternative ordered subsequence of one or more dialogue events based on the re-parametrized computer-readable command. The method further comprises outputting, to a data store, an alternative computer-readable transcript including the alternative ordered subsequence of one or more dialogue events, the alternative computer-readable transcript having a predetermined format usable to train the computerized assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes RUSAK, David Leo Wright HALL, Daniel Louis KLEIN, Percy Shuo LIANG
  • Patent number: 10319381
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel Andreas, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew Robert Volpe, Steven Andrew Wegmann, Taylor Darwin Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan Rian Cohen, Laurence Steven Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam David Pauls
  • Patent number: 10276160
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Daniel Andreas, Taylor Darwin Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan Rian Cohen, Laurence Steven Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam David Pauls, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew Robert Volpe, Steven Andrew Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20190103092
    Abstract: A method for a dialogue system includes establishing a dialogue session between an application executing on a server and a remote machine. The dialogue session includes one or more utterances received from a user at the remote machine. A natural language processing machine identifies a request associated with a computer-readable representation of an utterance. A dialogue expansion machine generates a plurality of alternative actions for responding to the request. A previously-trained machine learning confidence model assesses a confidence score for each alternative. If a highest confidence score for a top alternative does not satisfy a threshold, the plurality of alternatives including the top alternative are transmitted to a remote machine (which may be the same remote machine or a different remote machine) for review by a human reviewer. After the dialogue system and/or the human reviewer select an alternative, computer-readable instructions defining the selected alternative are executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, David Leo Wright Hall, Jason Andrew Wolfe, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Daniel Klein, Jordan Rian Cohen
  • Publication number: 20190066660
    Abstract: An automated natural dialogue system provides a combination of structure and flexibility to allow for ease of annotation of dialogues as well as learning and expanding the capabilities of the dialogue system based on natural language interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Percy Shuo Liang, David Leo Wright Hall, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Daniel Klein
  • Publication number: 20180174585
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Berg-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20170147554
    Abstract: A method for configuring an automated dialogue system uses traces of interactions via a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application. Each trace includes interactions in the context of a plurality of presentations of the GUI. Elements of one or more presentations of the GUI are identified, and templates are associated with portions of the trace. Each template has one or more defined inputs and a defined output. For each template of the plurality of templates, the portions of the traces are processed to automatically configure the template by specifying a procedure for providing values of inputs to the template via the GUI and obtaining a value of an output. The automated dialogue system is configured with the configured templates, thereby avoiding manual configuration of the dialogue system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S. Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak
  • Publication number: 20170140755
    Abstract: An interaction assistant conducts multiple turn interaction dialogs with a user in which context is maintained between turns, and the system manages the dialog to achieve an inferred goal for the user. The system includes a linguistic interface to a user and a parser for processing linguistic events from the user. A dialog manager of the system is configured to receive alternative outputs from the parser, and selecting an action and causing the action to be performed based on the received alternative outputs. The system further includes a dialog state for an interaction with the user, and the alternative outputs represent alternative transitions from a current dialog state to a next dialog state. The system further includes a storage for a plurality of templates, and wherein each dialog state is defined in terms of an interrelationship of one or more instances of the templates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob Andreas, Taylor D. Being-Kirkpatrick, Pengyu Chen, Jordan R. Cohen, Laurence S Gillsick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Michael Newman, Adam D. Pauls, Daniel L. Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew R. Volpe, Steven A. Wegmann
  • Publication number: 20170118344
    Abstract: An approach to providing communication assistance to an operator of a vehicle makes use software having a first component executing on a personal device of the operator as well as a second component executing on a server in communication with the personal device. In some implementations, handling a call involves establishing a first two-way audio link between the server and the calling device is established, and a second two-way audio link between a server and the user device. The server passes some of the audio from the calling device to the user device, and monitors a user's voice input, of lack thereof, to determine how to handle the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Jordan R. Cohen, Daniel L. Roth, David Leo Wright Hall, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak, Andrew Robert Volpe, Sean Daniel True, Damon R. Pender, Laurence S. Gillick, Yan Virin