Patents by Inventor Leonel Saenz

Leonel Saenz 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: 9558745
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multimodal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle driver, audio prompts by an on-board human-to-machine interface and a response with speech to complete tasks such as creating and sending text messages, web browsing, navigation, etc. This service-oriented architecture is utilized to call upon specialized speech recognizers in an adaptive fashion. The human-to-machine interface enables completion of a text input task while driving a vehicle in a way that minimizes the frequency of the driver's visual and mechanical interactions with the interface, thereby eliminating unsafe distractions during driving conditions. After the initial prompting, the typing task is followed by a computerized verbalization of the text. Subsequent interface steps can be visual in nature, or involve only sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Publication number: 20160071518
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multimodal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle driver, audio prompts by an on-board human-to-machine interface and a response with speech to complete tasks such as creating and sending text messages, web browsing, navigation, etc. This service-oriented architecture is utilized to call upon specialized speech recognizers in an adaptive fashion. The human-to-machine interface enables completion of a text input task while driving a vehicle in a way that minimizes the frequency of the driver's visual and mechanical interactions with the interface, thereby eliminating unsafe distractions during driving conditions. After the initial prompting, the typing task is followed by a computerized verbalization of the text. Subsequent interface steps can be visual in nature, or involve only sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Patent number: 9224394
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multi-modal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle driver, audio prompts by an on-board human-to-machine interface and a response with speech to complete tasks such as creating and sending text messages, web browsing, navigation, etc. This service-oriented architecture is utilized to call upon specialized speech recognizers in an adaptive fashion. The human-to-machine interface enables completion of a text input task while driving a vehicle in a way that minimizes the frequency of the driver's visual and mechanical interactions with the interface, thereby eliminating unsafe distractions during driving conditions. After the initial prompting, the typing task is followed by a computerized verbalization of the text. Subsequent interface steps can be visual in nature, or involve only sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Publication number: 20120259951
    Abstract: A content delivery system includes a remote data center in wireless communication with a vehicle telematics system. The remote data center includes a content server, an automated voice recognition system, and a database. The remote data center utilizes combinations of GPS information, voice automation technology, and preconfigured vehicle operator preferences to deliver content to vehicles over a wireless link. The content delivery system includes a web portal at which vehicle operators configure personal profiles, including information regarding personal preferences and/or information pertaining to application access. The web portal feeds the profile information to the remote data center over a remote Internet connection. The remote data center stores the preconfigured vehicle operator profiles in the database, which is later accessed in response to vehicle operator commands recognized by the voice recognition system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Sammy Hallmi, Scott Nelson, Frank Hirschenberger, Karen Snow, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Publication number: 20120253823
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multi-modal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle driver, audio prompts by an on-board human-to-machine interface and a response with speech to complete tasks such as creating and sending text messages, web browsing, navigation, etc. This service-oriented architecture is utilized to call upon specialized speech recognizers in an adaptive fashion. The human-to-machine interface enables completion of a text input task while driving a vehicle in a way that minimizes the frequency of the driver's visual and mechanical interactions with the interface, thereby eliminating unsafe distractions during driving conditions. After the initial prompting, the typing task is followed by a computerized verbalization of the text. Subsequent interface steps can be visual in nature, or involve only sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Patent number: 8046607
    Abstract: In a computing network containing multiple computing devices, a network card in a computing device provides the ability for the computing device to transmit specific types of information while the computing device is in an inactive state. The network card contains processing capabilities that enable it to detect and receive an inquiry directed to that device, process the inquiry, retrieve the requested data which is stored in the network card and transmit that information to the requestor. The ability of the network card to perform this enables system administrators to perform certain system maintenance functions while a computer may be in a power off or hibernate state instead if having to power on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Patent number: 8005905
    Abstract: An approach to handling dynamic information selection based on associated is presented. A user configures a plurality of endnotes in order to assign one of the endnotes to a recipient address. Each endnote may include signature text (e.g., name, phone number, etc.), as well as images, web page links, and/or animation, which add to the aesthetics and personalization of a constructed email message. When a user creates an email message that includes one or more email recipient addresses, an endnote manager analyzes each email recipient address and automatically selects one of the configured endnotes based on the email recipient's assigned endnote category. In addition, a user may configure the endnote manager to select an endnote to include in an email messages based upon the time at which the email is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Patent number: 7843471
    Abstract: A persistent authenticating mechanism to map real world object presence into virtual world object awareness are provided. The illustrative embodiments provide a mechanism by which the presence of a real world object is detected and, while the real world object's presence continues to be detected, it is made available for use in a virtual environment. The detection of the real world object provides an identifier of the object which is correlated with information regarding how to represent the object in the virtual environment, how the object may be utilized in relation to other objects in the virtual environment such that the real world object is modeled in the virtual environment, and the like. The detection of multiple real world objects may be performed and identification of each of the multiple objects may be used to determine how these objects may be utilized together in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher H. Doan, Praveen P. Hirsave, Leonel Saenz, III, Alvin J. Seippel, III
  • Publication number: 20100250243
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multi-modal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle driver, audio prompts by an on-board human-to-machine interface and a response with speech to complete tasks such as creating and sending text messages, web browsing, navigation, etc. This service-oriented architecture is utilized to call upon specialized speech recognizers in an adaptive fashion. The human-to-machine interface enables completion of a text input task while driving a vehicle in a way that minimizes the frequency of the driver's visual and mechanical interactions with the interface, thereby eliminating unsafe distractions during driving conditions. After the initial prompting, the typing task is followed by a computerized verbalization of the text. Subsequent interface steps can be visual in nature, or involve only sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Barton Schalk, Leonel Saenz, Barry Burch
  • Patent number: 7761521
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, or computer program product is presented for processing electronic messages. An electronic message is received for a recipient from a sender, and a data field is detected in the received electronic message that indicates a request by the sender for a response from the recipient for the received electronic message. The recipient is alerted to the detected request for the response for the received electronic message, and after alerting the recipient, actions are required by the recipient with respect to usage of a data processing system until the recipient uses the data processing system to send a response for the received electronic message to the sender. For example, the recipient can be prevented from closing a review of the received e-mail message, from deleting the received e-mail message, and from exiting the e-mail application until the recipient has responded to the received email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kubala, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Patent number: 7657227
    Abstract: A method and system for providing enhanced display capability for mobile phones and handheld devices, such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), when such devices are within range of external display devices equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and display data receivers. The mobile phone searches for RFID tag-equipped external display devices, and upon locating such a device sends a request to the external device for connection and configuration information. Once the connection and configuration information from the external display device is received by the mobile phone or handheld device, a process of automatic synchronization between the mobile phone and the external display device occurs. The output images of the mobile phone are then transmitted to the external display device, which includes the functionality or mechanisms to receive and regenerate the output images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, Liliana Orozco, Leonel Saenz, III
  • Patent number: 7509509
    Abstract: In a computing network containing multiple computing devices, a network card in a computing device provides the ability for the computing device to transmit specific types of information while the computing device is in an inactive state. The network card contains processing capabilities that enable it to detect and receive an inquiry directed to that device, process the inquiry, retrieve the requested data which is stored in the network card and transmit that information to the requestor. The ability of the network card to perform this enables system administrators to perform certain system maintenance functions while a computer may be in a power off or hibernate state instead if having to power on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Patent number: 7478134
    Abstract: A method for dynamic information selection based on associated is presented. A user configures a plurality of endnotes in order to assign one of the endnotes to a recipient address. Each endnote may include signature text (e.g., name, phone number, etc.), as well as images, web page links, and/or animation, which add to the aesthetics and personalization of a constructed email message. When a user creates an email message that includes one or more email recipient addresses, an endnote manager analyzes each email recipient address and automatically selects one of the configured endnotes based on the email recipient's assigned endnote category. In addition, a user may configure the endnote manager to select an endnote to include in an email messages based upon the time at which the email is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Publication number: 20080228955
    Abstract: In a computing network containing multiple computing devices, a network card in a computing device provides the ability for the computing device to transmit specific types of information while the computing device is in an inactive state. The network card contains processing capabilities that enable it to detect and receive an inquiry directed to that device, process the inquiry, retrieve the requested data which is stored in the network card and transmit that information to the requester. The ability of the network card to perform this enables system administrators to perform certain system maintenance functions while a computer may be in a power off or hibernate state instead if having to power on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz III, Thanh K. Tran
  • Publication number: 20080162657
    Abstract: An approach to handling dynamic information selection based on associated is presented. A user configures a plurality of endnotes in order to assign one of the endnotes to a recipient address. Each endnote may include signature text (e.g., name, phone number, etc.), as well as images, web page links, and/or animation, which add to the aesthetics and personalization of a constructed email message. When a user creates an email message that includes one or more email recipient addresses, an endnote manager analyzes each email recipient address and automatically selects one of the configured endnotes based on the email recipient's assigned endnote category. In addition, a user may configure the endnote manager to select an endnote to include in an email messages based upon the time at which the email is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, Thanh K. Tran
  • Publication number: 20080030304
    Abstract: A method and system for providing enhanced display capability for mobile phones and handheld devices, such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), when such devices are within range of external display devices equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and display data receivers. The mobile phone searches for RFID tag-equipped external display devices, and upon locating such a device sends a request to the external device for connection and configuration information. Once the connection and configuration information from the external display device is received by the mobile phone or handheld device, a process of automatic synchronization between the mobile phone and the external display device occurs. The output images of the mobile phone are then transmitted to the external display device, which includes the functionality or mechanisms to receive and regenerate the output images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, Liliana Orozco, Leonel Saenz
  • Publication number: 20070211047
    Abstract: A persistent authenticating system and method to map real world object presence into virtual world object awareness are provided. The illustrative embodiments provide a mechanism by which the presence of a real world object is detected and, while the real world object's presence is continued to be detected, it is made available for use in a virtual environment. The detection of the real world object provides an identifier of the object which is correlated with information regarding how to represent the object in the virtual environment, how the object may be utilized in relation to other objects in the virtual environment such that the real world object is modeled in the virtual environment, and the like. The detection of multiple real world objects may be performed and identification of each of the multiple objects may be used to determine how these objects may be utilized together in the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Praveen Hirsave, Leonel Saenz, Alvin Seippel
  • Publication number: 20070204072
    Abstract: In a computing network containing multiple computing devices, a network card in a computing device provides the ability for the computing device to transmit specific types of information while the computing device is in an inactive state. The network card contains processing capabilities that enable it to detect and receive an inquiry directed to that device, process the inquiry, retrieve the requested data which is stored in the network card and transmit that information to the requestor. The ability of the network card to perform this enables system administrators to perform certain system maintenance functions while a computer may be in a power off or hibernate state instead if having to power on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, Thanh Tran
  • Publication number: 20060273920
    Abstract: A data processing system for automatically queuing a patron. A patron registers for a queue at a merchant's place of business by using a Personal Communication Device (PCD) and is placed in a queue. Subsequent to being placed in the queue, the patron waits for an event to occur. When the event occurs, the patron is notified by way of the PCD. The patron acknowledges notification via the PCD and is removed from the queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Mei Hau, Leonel Saenz, Thanh Tran
  • Publication number: 20060218232
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, or computer program product is presented for processing electronic messages. An electronic message is received for a recipient from a sender, and a data field is detected in the received electronic message that indicates a request by the sender for a response from the recipient for the received electronic message. The recipient is alerted to the detected request for the response for the received electronic message, and after alerting the recipient, actions are required by the recipient with respect to usage of a data processing system until the recipient uses the data processing system to send a response for the received electronic message to the sender. For example, the recipient can be prevented from closing a review of the received e-mail message, from deleting the received e-mail message, and from exiting the e-mail application until the recipient has responded to the received email message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Kubala, David Kulczar, Leonel Saenz, Thanh Tran