Patents by Inventor Keith Braho

Keith Braho 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
  • Patent number: 10269342
    Abstract: A speech recognition system used in a workflow receives and analyzes speech input to recognize and accept a user's response to a task. Under certain conditions, a user's response might be expected. In these situations, the expected response may modify the behavior of the speech recognition system to improve recognition accuracy. For example, if the hypothesis of a user's response matches the expected response then there is a high probability that the user's response was recognized correctly. An expected response may include expected words and wildcard words. Wildcard words represent any recognized word in a user's response. By including wildcard words in the expected response, the speech recognition system may make modifications based on a wide range of user responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jason M Makay
  • Patent number: 10068566
    Abstract: A speech recognition system receives and analyzes speech input from a user in order to recognize and accept a response from the user. Under certain conditions, information about the response expected from the user may be available. In these situations, the available information about the expected response is used to modify the behavior of the speech recognition system by taking this information into account. The modified behavior of the speech recognition system comprises adjusting the rejection threshold when speech input matches the predetermined expected response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jeffrey Pike
  • Patent number: 9984685
    Abstract: A speech recognition system used for hands-free data entry receives and analyzes speech input to recognize and accept a user's response. Under certain conditions, a user's response might be expected. In these situations, the expected response may modify the behavior of the speech recognition system to improve performance. For example, if the hypothesis of a user's response matches the expected response then there is a high probability that the user's response was recognized correctly. This information may be used to make adjustments. An expected response may include expected response parts, each part containing expected words. By considering an expected response as the concatenation of expected response parts, each part may be considered independently for the purposes of adjusting an acceptance algorithm, adjusting a model, or recording an apparent error. In this way, the speech recognition system may make modifications based on a wide range of user responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jason M. Makay
  • Patent number: 9978395
    Abstract: A communication component modifies production of an audio waveform at determined modification segments to thereby mitigate the effects of a delay in processing and/or receiving a subsequent audio waveform. The audio waveform and/or data associated with the audio waveform are analyzed to identify the modification segments based on characteristics of the audio waveform and/or data associated therewith. The modification segments show where the production of the audio waveform may be modified without substantially affecting the clarity of the sound or audio. In one embodiment, the invention modifies the sound production at the identified modification segments to extend production time and thereby mitigate the effects of delay in receiving and/or processing a subsequent audio waveform for production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Russell A. Barr, George Joshue Karabin
  • Publication number: 20160133253
    Abstract: A speech recognition system used for hands-free data entry receives and analyzes speech input to recognize and accept a user's response. Under certain conditions, a user's response might be expected. In these situations, the expected response may modify the behavior of the speech recognition system to improve performance. For example, if the hypothesis of a user's response matches the expected response then there is a high probability that the user's response was recognized correctly. This information may be used to make adjustments. An expected response may include expected response parts, each part containing expected words. By considering an expected response as the concatenation of expected response parts, each part may be considered independently for the purposes of adjusting an acceptance algorithm, adjusting a model, or recording an apparent error. In this way, the speech recognition system may make modifications based on a wide range of user responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jason M. Makay
  • Publication number: 20160125873
    Abstract: A speech recognition system used in a workflow receives and analyzes speech input to recognize and accept a user's response to a task. Under certain conditions, a user's response might be expected. In these situations, the expected response may modify the behavior of the speech recognition system to improve recognition accuracy. For example, if the hypothesis of a user's response matches the expected response then there is a high probability that the user's response was recognized correctly. An expected response may include expected words and wildcard words. Wildcard words represent any recognized word in a user's response. By including wildcard words in the expected response, the speech recognition system may make modifications based on a wide range of user responses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jason M. Makay
  • Patent number: 9319793
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying power to a headset, and for transmitting multiple signals generated in the headset to a terminal using frequency division multiplexing. An audio signal and a carrier signal are generated in the terminal and summed together to form a composite uplink signal. The composite uplink signal is provided to a headset over a first physical channel. At the headset, the audio and carrier signals are separated, and the carrier signal is used to generate power in the headset. Signals generated by a plurality of acoustic sensors in the headset are combined using frequency division multiplexing to generate a composite downlink signal, which is transmitted to the terminal over a second physical channel. One or more carrier signals used to generate the composite downlink signal are provided by either a carrier source in the headset, or by recovering the carrier signal from the composite uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Braho
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9100743
    Abstract: A power delivery method and system for powering a headset. A power signal is combined with an audio signal to form a composite signal that is communicated over a shared channel to the headset. The power signal is generated by modulating a carrier signal with a modulation signal. The modulation signal is derived from the amplitude of the audio signal so that the peak levels of the composite signal do not exceed the maximum allowable output of an audio I/O circuit driving the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Braho
  • Publication number: 20140363015
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying power to a headset, and for transmitting multiple signals generated in the headset to a terminal using frequency division multiplexing. An audio signal and a carrier signal are generated in the terminal and summed together to form a composite uplink signal. The composite uplink signal is provided to a headset over a first physical channel. At the headset, the audio and carrier signals are separated, and the carrier signal is used to generate power in the headset. Signals generated by a plurality of acoustic sensors in the headset are combined using frequency division multiplexing to generate a composite downlink signal, which is transmitted to the terminal over a second physical channel. One or more carrier signals used to generate the composite downlink signal are provided by either a carrier source in the headset, or by recovering the carrier signal from the composite uplink signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Keith Braho
  • Publication number: 20140288933
    Abstract: A speech recognition system receives and analyzes speech input from a user in order to recognize and accept a response from the user. Under certain conditions, information about the response expected from the user may be available. In these situations, the available information about the expected response is used to modify the behavior of the speech recognition system by taking this information into account. The modified behavior of the speech recognition system comprises adjusting the rejection threshold when speech input matches the predetermined expected response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Amro El-Jaroudi, Jeffrey Pike
  • Publication number: 20140270229
    Abstract: A power delivery method and system for powering a headset. A power signal is combined with an audio signal to form a composite signal that is communicated over a shared channel to the headset. The power signal is generated by modulating a carrier signal with a modulation signal. The modulation signal is derived from the amplitude of the audio signal so that the peak levels of the composite signal do not exceed the maximum allowable output of an audio I/O circuit driving the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VOCOLLECT, INC.
    Inventor: Keith Braho
  • Publication number: 20140270196
    Abstract: A communication component modifies production of an audio waveform at determined modification segments to thereby mitigate the effects of a delay in processing and/or receiving a subsequent audio waveform. The audio waveform and/or data associated with the audio waveform are analyzed to identify the modification segments based on characteristics of the audio waveform and/or data associated therewith. The modification segments show where the production of the audio waveform may be modified without substantially affecting the clarity of the sound or audio. In one embodiment, the invention modifies the sound production at the identified modification segments to extend production time and thereby mitigate the effects of delay in receiving and/or processing a subsequent audio waveform for production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VOCOLLECT, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Russell Barr, Josh Karabin
  • Patent number: 8824696
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying power to a headset, and for transmitting multiple signals generated in the headset to a terminal using frequency division multiplexing. An audio signal and a carrier signal are generated in the terminal and summed together to form a composite uplink signal. The composite uplink signal is provided to a headset over a first physical channel. At the headset, the audio and carrier signals are separated, and the carrier signal is used to generate power in the headset. Signals generated by a plurality of acoustic sensors in the headset are combined using frequency division multiplexing to generate a composite downlink signal, which is transmitted to the terminal over a second physical channel. One or more carrier signals used to generate the composite downlink signal are provided by either a carrier source in the headset, or by recovering the carrier signal from the composite uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: VOCOLLECT, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Braho
  • Patent number: 8756059
    Abstract: A speech recognition system receives and analyzes speech input from a user in order to recognize and accept a response from the user. Under certain conditions, information about the response expected from the user may be available. In these situations, the available information about the expected response is used to modify the behavior of the speech recognition system by taking this information into account. The modified behavior of the speech recognition system comprises adjusting the rejection threshold when speech input matches the predetermined expected response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Amro El-Jaroudi, Jeffrey Pike
  • Patent number: 8612235
    Abstract: A speech recognition system receives and analyzes speech input from a user in order to recognize and accept a response from the user. Under certain conditions, information about the response expected from the user may be available. In these situations, the available information about the expected response is used to modify the behavior of the speech recognition system by taking this information into account. The modified behavior of the speech recognition system according to the invention has several embodiments including: comparing the observed speech features to the models of the expected response separately from the usual hypothesis search in order to speed up the recognition system; modifying the usual hypothesis search to emphasize the expected response; updating and adapting the models when the recognized speech matches the expected response to improve the accuracy of the recognition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Amro El-Jaroudi
  • Patent number: 8417185
    Abstract: A wireless device for use with speech recognition applications comprises a frame generator for generating successive frames from digitized original audio signals, the frames representing portions of the digitized audio signals. An autocorrelation circuit generates a set of coefficients for each frame, the coefficient set being reflective of spectral characteristics of the audio signal portion represented by the frame. In one embodiment, the autocorrelation coefficients may be used to predict the original audio signal to be subtracted from the original audio signals and to generate residual signals A Bluetooth transceiver is configured for transmitting the set of coefficients and/or residual signals as data to another device, which utilizes the coefficients for speech applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Roger Graham Byford, Thomas S. Kerr, Amro El-Jaroudi
  • Patent number: 8374870
    Abstract: A method for assessing a performance of a speech recognition system may include determining a grade, corresponding to either recognition of instances of a word or recognition of instances of various words among a set of words, wherein the grade indicates a level of the performance of the system and the grade is based on a recognition rate and at least one recognition factor. An apparatus for assessing a performance of a speech recognition system may include a processor that determines a grade, corresponding to either recognition of instances of a word or recognition of instances of various words among a set of words, wherein the grade indicates a level of the performance of the system and wherein the grade is based on a recognition rate and at least one recognition factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Vocollect, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Braho, Jeffrey Pike, Amro El-Jaroudi, Lori Pike, Michael Laughery