Patents by Inventor Mark Conrad Kockerbeck

Mark Conrad Kockerbeck 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: 11893996
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a personalization identifier that is usable by a skill to customize output of supplemental content to a user, without the skill being able to determine an identity of the user based on the personalization identifier, are described. A personalization identifier may be generated to be specific to a skill, such that different skills receive different personalization identifiers with respect to the same user. The personalization identifier may be generated by performing a one-way hash of a skill identifier, and a user profile identifier and/or a device identifier. User-perceived latency may be reduced by generating the personalization identifier at least partially in parallel to performing ASR processing and/or NLU processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Song Chen, Aditi Srinivasan, Ryan Idrogo-Lam, Jilani Zeribi, John Botros
  • Patent number: 11810556
    Abstract: Techniques for outputting interactive content and processing interactions with respect to the interactive content are described. While outputting requested content, a system may determine that interactive content is to be outputted. The system may determine output data including a first portion indicating that interactive content is going to be output and a second portion representing content corresponding to an item. The system may send the output data to the device. A user may interact with the output data, for example, by requesting performance of an action with respect to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Srikanth Nori, Jilani Zeribi, Ryan Summers, Volkan Aginlar
  • Patent number: 11699441
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for dynamically determining when information is to be output to a user, as well as what information is to be output to a user. A natural language processing system may receive, from a first device, first data representing information to be output at a first point during a skill session. The natural language processing system may also receive, from a second device, second data representing a natural language input. The natural language processing system may determine a skill component is to execute with respect to the natural language input. The natural language processing system may send, to the skill component, second data representing the natural language input. The natural language processing system may receive, from the skill component, an indication that an ongoing first skill session with the second device has reached the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Muhammad Yahia, Jordan Michael Hughes, Kevin Boehm, Rohit Sauhta
  • Publication number: 20220415307
    Abstract: Techniques for outputting interactive content and processing interactions with respect to the interactive content are described. While outputting requested content, a system may determine that interactive content is to be outputted. The system may determine output data including a first portion indicating that interactive content is going to be output and a second portion representing content corresponding to an item. The system may send the output data to the device. A user may interact with the output data, for example, by requesting performance of an action with respect to the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Srikanth Nori, Jilani Zeribi, Ryan Summers, Volkan Aginlar
  • Patent number: 11481188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for application launch delays and notifications are disclosed. For example, a URL link to enable an application may be selected on a user device, and a user interface allowing the user to enable the application at a current time or at a future time may be displayed. When the user input indicates selection of the future time, a notification may be generated and provided to the user device and/or the voice interface device. The voice interface device may output the notification and, when user input indicates an intent to enable the application, the application may be enabled for use by the voice interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Pawan Pisipati, Allen Wang, Jordan Sinclair, Song Chen, Mark Conrad Kockerbeck
  • Publication number: 20220130389
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for dynamically determining when information is to be output to a user, as well as what information is to be output to a user. A natural language processing system may receive, from a first device, first data representing information to be output at a first point during a skill session. The natural language processing system may also receive, from a second device, second data representing a natural language input. The natural language processing system may determine a skill component is to execute with respect to the natural language input. The natural language processing system may send, to the skill component, second data representing the natural language input. The natural language processing system may receive, from the skill component, an indication that an ongoing first skill session with the second device has reached the first point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Muhammad Yahia, Jordan Michael Hughes, Kevin Boehm, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 11227592
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for dynamically determining when information is to be output to a user, as well as what information is to be output to a user. A natural language processing system may receive, from a first device, first data representing information to be output at a first point during a skill session. The natural language processing system may also receive, from a second device, second data representing a natural language input. The natural language processing system may determine a skill component is to execute with respect to the natural language input. The natural language processing system may send, to the skill component, second data representing the natural language input. The natural language processing system may receive, from the skill component, an indication that an ongoing first skill session with the second device has reached the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, Muhammad Yahia, Jordan Michael Hughes, Kevin Boehm, Rohit Sauhta
  • Patent number: 10950231
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting a skill, to respond to a user input, using skill rankings are described. A skill's ranking may be determined in different manners. In one example, a skill's ranking may be determined based on a number of different users inputting commands that invoke the skill over a period of time. In another example, a skill's ranking may be determined based on a number of different devices that capture user inputs that invoke the skill over a period of time. A system may determine whether to automatically enable a skill (e.g., without user input received after the original user input), or ask the user whether the skill should be enabled, based on the skill's ranking. Moreover, a system may use a skill's ranking to determine whether to interact with a user, to enable the skill, using a graphical user interface or a voice user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Conrad Kockerbeck, John Peach, Kevin Boehm, Tina Orooji, Ian Christopher Suttle, Robert Pulciani