Patents by Inventor Lawrence Benjamin

Lawrence Benjamin 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: 20220199088
    Abstract: A network computer system for managing a network service (e.g., a transport service) can include a voice-assistant subsystem for generating dialogues and performing actions for service providers of the network service. The network computer system can receive, from a user device, a request for the network service. In response, the network computer system can identify a service provider and transmit an invitation to the provider device of the service provider. In response to the identification of the service provider for the request, the voice-assistant subsystem can trigger an audio voice prompt to be presented on the provider device and a listening period during which the provider device monitors for an audio input from the service provider. Based on the audio input captured by the provider device, the network computer system can determine an intent corresponding to whether the service provider accepts or declines the invitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Gokhan Tur, Manisha Mundhe, Xiaochao Yang
  • Patent number: 11244685
    Abstract: A network computer system for managing a network service (e.g., a transport service) can include a voice-assistant subsystem for generating dialogues and performing actions for service providers of the network service. The network computer system can receive, from a user device, a request for the network service. In response, the network computer system can identify a service provider and transmit an invitation to the provider device of the service provider. In response to the identification of the service provider for the request, the voice-assistant subsystem can trigger an audio voice prompt to be presented on the provider device and a listening period during which the provider device monitors for an audio input from the service provider. Based on the audio input captured by the provider device, the network computer system can determine an intent corresponding to whether the service provider accepts or declines the invitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Gokhan Tur, Manisha Mundhe, Xiaochao Yang
  • Patent number: 10887465
    Abstract: A network computer system can respond to a call connection signal by making a determination as to whether the call connection is likely to be supported for at least one of the caller or receiver using a first voice communication medium, as compared to an alternative voice communication medium. Based on the determination, the network computer system can cause the call connection to be established using the voice communication medium of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Xiaochao Yang, Jeremy Wyatt Lermitte
  • Publication number: 20200250196
    Abstract: A computing system can receive event data corresponding to a user's experience with a network service. Based on the event data, the system can generate a set of representations that correspond to the user's experience with the network service. The representations may be analyzed and/or filtered by an artificial intelligence model executing on the computing system, which can predict negative experiences of users at future time intervals. Based on these predictions, the computing system can implement a set of corrective actions to steer the user experience to a more positive path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Jai Malkani, Nikhil Joshi, Eckart Walther, Mahdi Namazifar, Kathy Brown, Praveen Kannan, Arun Bodapati, Fran Bell
  • Publication number: 20200075016
    Abstract: A network computer system for managing a network service (e.g., a transport service) can include a voice-assistant subsystem for generating dialogues and performing actions for service providers of the network service. The network computer system can receive, from a user device, a request for the network service. In response, the network computer system can identify a service provider and transmit an invitation to the provider device of the service provider. In response to the identification of the service provider for the request, the voice-assistant subsystem can trigger an audio voice prompt to be presented on the provider device and a listening period during which the provider device monitors for an audio input from the service provider. Based on the audio input captured by the provider device, the network computer system can determine an intent corresponding to whether the service provider accepts or declines the invitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Gokhan Tur, Manisha Mundhe, Xiaochao Yang
  • Publication number: 20190356783
    Abstract: A network computer system can respond to a call connection signal by making a determination as to whether the call connection is likely to be supported for at least one of the caller or receiver using a first voice communication medium, as compared to an alternative voice communication medium. Based on the determination, the network computer system can cause the call connection to be established using the voice communication medium of the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Arjun Vora, Xiaochao Yang, Jeremy Wyatt Lermitte
  • Publication number: 20190320043
    Abstract: A network computer system operates to generate synthetic messages based on service-specific information. The network computer system communicates with user devices, including requester devices and provider devices, to match service requests generated by the requester devices to respective service provider entities associated with the provider devices. For a given service request generated by a respective requester device, the network computer system determines service-specific information using device data communicated by at least one of the respective requester device and a respective provider device. The respective provider device is associated with a service provider entity that is matched to the given service request. The network computer system detects a trigger based on the service-specific information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Goldstein, Jeremy Lermitte, Arjun Vora
  • Patent number: 8667047
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for monitoring traffic in an enterprise network. Similar hosts may be grouped using flow information. Network policy may then be created at the group level based on the signatures of the hosts and groups of hosts in the enterprise. Hosts may be arranged in hierarchical clusters. Some of these clusters may be selected as groups based on a desired degree of similarity between hosts in a group. The similarity between hosts may be determined based on similarity of network behavior of the hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Arbor Networks
    Inventors: Eric S. Jackson, Douglas J. Song, Lawrence Benjamin Fleis, Aidan Christopher Dysart, Gerald R. Malan
  • Publication number: 20080294770
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for monitoring traffic in an enterprise network. Similar hosts may be grouped using flow information. Network policy may then be created at the group level based on the signatures of the hosts and groups of hosts in the enterprise. Hosts may be arranged in hierarchical clusters. Some of these clusters may be selected as groups based on a desired degree of similarity between hosts in a group. The similarity between hosts may be determined based on similarity of network behavior of the hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: ARBOR NETWORKS
    Inventors: Eric S. Jackson, Douglas J. Song, Lawrence Benjamin Fleis, Aidan Christopher Dysart, Gerald R. Malan
  • Patent number: 7359930
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for monitoring traffic in an enterprise network. Similar hosts may be grouped using flow information. Network policy may then be created at the group level based on the signatures of the hosts and groups of hosts in the enterprise. Hosts may be arranged in hierarchical clusters. Some of these clusters may be selected as groups based on a desired degree of similarity between hosts in a group. The similarity between hosts may be determined based on similarity of network behavior of the hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Arbor Networks
    Inventors: Eric S Jackson, Douglas J Song, Lawrence Benjamin Fleis, Aidan Christopher Dysart, Gerald R Malan
  • Publication number: 20080015870
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for facilitating a search for gems are described. In one embodiment, a computer-readable medium includes instructions to provide a sliding display element for a gem attribute. The sliding display element includes a bar and a slider. The bar represents a nonlinear scale of values of the gem attribute. The slider is configured to be disposed at one of a plurality of positions with respect to the bar. The slider is disposed at a first position with respect to the bar, and the first position is associated with a first value of the gem attribute. The computer-readable medium also includes instructions to identify a first plurality of gems associated with the first value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin Elowitz, Alexander W. Berg
  • Publication number: 20040103211
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for monitoring traffic in an enterprise network. Similar hosts may be grouped using flow information. Network policy may then be created at the group level based on the signatures of the hosts and groups of hosts in the enterprise. Hosts may be arranged in hierarchical clusters. Some of these clusters may be selected as groups based on a desired degree of similarity between hosts in a group. The similarity between hosts may be determined based on similarity of network behavior of the hosts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Eric S. Jackson, Douglas J. Song, Lawrence Benjamin Fleis, Aidan Christopher Dysart, Gerald R. Malan
  • Patent number: 6080614
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a MOS-gated semiconductor device in which arsenic dopant is implanted through a mask to form a first layer, boron dopant is implanted through the mask to form a second layer deeper than the first layer, and in which a single diffusion step diffuses the implanted arsenic and the implanted boron at the same time to form a P+ body region with an N+ source region therein and a P type channel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Inventors: John Manning Sauidge Neilson, Linda Susan Brush, Frank Stensney, John Lawrence Benjamin, Anup Bhalla, Christopher Lawrence Rexer, Richard Douglas Stokes, Christopher Boguslow Kocon, Louise E. Skurkey, Christopher Michael Scarba
  • Patent number: 6054369
    Abstract: A method of controlling minority carrier lifetime in a semiconductor device in which the density of recombination centers is controlled so that the recombination centers are concentrated in a thin buffer layer adjacent a blocking layer in one of two bonded wafers. The density is controlled by misaligning crystal axes of the two wafers or by doping the bonding surface of one of the wafers before the wafers are bonded. Both methods generate recombination centers in the thin buffer layer that forms around or adjacent the bonding interface. A semiconductor device made by this method includes a buffer layer with a significantly higher density of recombination centers than the adjacent blocking layer to thereby improve control of minority carrier lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Intersil Corporation
    Inventors: John Manning Savidge Neilson, John Lawrence Benjamin, Maxime Zafrani
  • Patent number: 5877044
    Abstract: A gate electrode control structure of an MOS-gated semiconductor device includes four doped regions including a first (source) region forming a first P-N junction with an enclosing composite region comprising a second, lightly doped (channel) region wholly enclosing a third heavily doped (body) region partly enclosing the first region, and a fourth (drain) region forming a P-N junction with the third region. The gate electrode control structure is fabricated using known gate electrode self-alignment doping processes but wherein, in the process for forming the third heavily doped region, a spacer layer is provided on the gate electrode for defining a spacing between the third region and the channel region with an improved degree of precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: John Manning Savidge Neilson, Christopher Boguslaw Kocon, Richard Douglas Stokes, Linda Susan Brush, John Lawrence Benjamin, Louise Ellen Skurkey, Christopher Lawrence Rexer
  • Patent number: 4517919
    Abstract: Solid absorbent materials, having adsorbed thereto from about 1000 ppm to about 10,000 ppm of a undecylenic acid, when used as animal litter products, effectively prevent the development of urine odors. Absorbent pads having absorbed thereto from about 5000 ppm to about 100,000 ppm of the undecylenic acid when used as liners in litter boxes likewise effectively control odor development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin, Sheila S. Rodriguez, Nancy A. Meinberg
  • Patent number: 4268406
    Abstract: Liquid dishwashing detergent compositions exhibiting superior cleaning of protein and carbohydrate soils comprise an anionic surfactant, an amide, a reducing agent, a protein denaturant and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. O'Brien, Lawrence Benjamin
  • Patent number: 4174291
    Abstract: A composition of matter capable of rapidly reducing free metal ion concentration in an aqueous solution when added thereto containing a material capable of forming a water-insoluble reaction product with said free metal ions and a crystallization seed which provides growth sites for said reaction product so as to cause rapid precipitation of said reaction product. The rapid precipitation of the reaction product has the effect of rapidly reducing the free metal ion concentration of the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1974
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin, Jay H. Saylor, Vernon A. Uchtman
  • Patent number: 4149551
    Abstract: A method of conditioning hair comprises rubbing the hair with an article comprised of a flexible substrate having releasably associated therewith a normally solid substantially water-insoluble hair conditioning agent. The article provides combing, detangling, static fly-away, softness, luster, and manageability benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lawrence Benjamin, Craig R. Carson
  • Patent number: 4128484
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion comprising a fatty alkyl ester of a polyhydric alcohol and a cationic surfactant provides a fabric softening composition of unexpected efficacy. In particular, the use of a sorbitan ester with a cationic surfactant provides a softening agent which deposits effectively onto fabric from an aqueous bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian D. Barford, Lawrence Benjamin