Patents by Inventor Mark T. Anikst

Mark T. Anikst 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: 20140036023
    Abstract: Providing a conversational video experience is disclosed. A first video segment including a question posed by a video persona and an active listening portion in which the video persona is portrayed engaging in behaviors associated with active listening is played. A user response provided by a user in response to the first video segment is received. A response concept with which the user response is associated is determined based at least in part on the user response. A next video segment to be rendered to the user is selected based at least in part on the response concept.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald A. Croen, Mark T. Anikst, Vidur Apparao, Bernt Habermeier, Todd A. Mendeloff
  • Publication number: 20140036022
    Abstract: Providing a conversational video experience is disclosed. In various embodiments, a user response data provided by a user in response to a first video segment at least a portion of which has been rendered to the user is received. The user response data is processed to generate a text-based representation of a user response indicated by the user response data. A response concept with which the user response is associated is determined based at least in part on the text-based representation. A next video segment to be rendered to the user is selected based at least in part on the response concept.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald A. Croen, Mark T. Anikst, Vidur Apparao, Bernt Habermeier, Todd A. Mendeloff
  • Publication number: 20140028780
    Abstract: Producing a conversational video experience is disclosed. In various embodiments, a definition data associated with a first conversation node associated with the conversational video experience is received via a user interface. A response concept associated with the first conversation node is determined based at least in part on the received definition data. A relationship between the first conversation node and a second conversation node associated with the conversational video experience is determined based at least in part on the determined response concept. An association data that represents the relationship is generated and stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald A. Croen, Mark T. Anikst, Vidur Apparao, Bernt Habermeier, Todd A. Mendeloff
  • Publication number: 20020131616
    Abstract: A combination hat and headset device (the “hatset”) for improved comfort, hygiene, and consistent microphone placement. The headset is a combination of speaker(s) or microphone(s) for use in communicating with some other system, such as a telephone or computer system. The hat supports the weight of the headset and provides a buffer between the headset and the user. The hat is separable from the headset, so it can be washed independently of the headset. The hat and headset are easily separable, so the hat may be user-specific while the headset is shared among multiple users. The headset is specifically designed to be able to fit any head, with several independent adjustments available for variations in ear and mouth shape, size, and position, and head proportions. The microphone boom is designed to be temporarily movable away from the user's mouth, and then rapidly and accurately restored to a formerly selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Andrei M. Bronnikov, Mark T. Anikst, Ivan Perez-Mendez, David J. Trawick, John J. Turley, Daniel A. Estoque, James M. Burry
  • Patent number: 5754978
    Abstract: An improved speech recognition system with at least two speech recognition engines which may or may not be identical. Each of the speech recognition engines supply a recognized-text output signal each of which are provided to a text comparator. The comparator compares the recognized-text output signals and accepts or rejects the text based on the degree of agreement between the output signals from each of the engines. Completely different types of speech recognition engines can be employed. Alternatively, identical speech recognition engines could be employed with a slight perturbation added to one of the engines or the input signal of one of the engines. Alternatively, the very same speech recognition engine could be used at two different points in time, with one receiving some type of perturbation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Speech Systems of Colorado, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Perez-Mendez, David J. Trawick, Mark T. Anikst