Patents by Inventor Michael J. Lebeau

Michael J. Lebeau 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: 11494453
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11438744
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving s voice query at a mobile computing device and generating data that represents content of the voice query. The data is provided to a server system. A textual query that has been determined by a speech recognizer at the server system to be a textual form of at least part of the data is received at the mobile computing device. The textual query is determined to include a carrier phrase of one or more words that is reserved by a first third-party application program installed on the computing device. The first third-party application is selected, from a group of one or more third-party applications, to receive all or a part of the textual query. All or a part of the textual query is provided to the selected first application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11416214
    Abstract: A computer-implemented input-method editor process includes receiving a request from a user for an application-independent input method editor having written and spoken input capabilities, identifying that the user is about to provide spoken input to the application-independent input method editor, and receiving a spoken input from the user. The spoken input corresponds to input to an application and is converted to text that represents the spoken input. The text is provided as input to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Ballinger, Johan Schalkwyk, Michael H. Cohen, William J. Byrne, Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau
  • Publication number: 20220121719
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving user input that defines a search query, and providing the search query to a server system. Information that a search engine system determined was responsive to the search query is received at a computing device. The computing device is identified as in a first state, and a first output mode for audibly outputting at least a portion of the information is selected. The first output mode is selected from a collection of the first output mode and a second output mode. The second output mode is selected in response to the computing device being in a second state and is for visually outputting at least the portion of the information and not audibly outputting the at least portion of the information. At least the portion of information is audibly output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jifkoff, Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byme, David P. Singleton
  • Patent number: 11263330
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving at a computing device that is in a locked state, one or more user inputs to unlock the device and to execute at least one command that is different from a command for unlocking the device. The method further includes executing in response to the user inputs to unlock the device an unlocking operation by the device to convert the device from a locked state to an unlocked state. The method further includes executing the at least one command in response to receiving the user inputs to execute the at least one command. The at least one command executes so that results of executing the at least one command are first displayed on the device to a user automatically after the device changes from the locked state to the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Romain P. Guy
  • Patent number: 11216522
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for receiving user input that defines a search query, and providing the search query to a server system. Information that a search engine system determined was responsive to the search query is received at a computing device. The computing device is identified as in a first state, and a first output mode for audibly outputting at least a portion of the information is selected. The first output mode is selected from a collection of the first output mode and a second output mode. The second output mode is selected in response to the computing device being in a second state and is for visually outputting at least the portion of the information and not audibly outputting the at least portion of the information. At least the portion of information is audibly output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byrne, David P. Singleton
  • Publication number: 20210295842
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Patent number: 11056115
    Abstract: A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote device a verbal request to a first information provider and receiving a digital message from the first information provider in response to the transmitted verbal request. The digital message includes a symbolic representation indicator associated with a symbolic representation of the verbal request and data used to control an application. The method also includes transmitting, using the application, the symbolic representation indicator to a second information provider for generating results to be displayed on the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau, Natalia Marmasse, Sumit Agarwal, Dipchand Nishar
  • Patent number: 11037566
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Publication number: 20210117495
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20210082435
    Abstract: Embodiments may be implemented by a computing device, such as a head-mountable display, in order to use a single guard phrase to enable different voice commands in different interface modes. An example device includes an audio sensor and a computing system configured to analyze audio data captured by the audio sensor to detect speech that includes a predefined guard phrase, and to operate in a plurality of different interface modes comprising at least a first and a second interface mode. During operation in the first interface mode, the computing system may initially disable one or more first-mode speech commands, and respond to detection of the guard phrase by enabling the one or more first-mode speech commands. During operation in the second interface mode, the computing system may initially disable a second-mode speech command, and to respond to the guard phrase by enabling the second-mode speech command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, Mat Balez
  • Patent number: 10909199
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for providing search results automatically to a user of a computing device. A spoken input provided by a user to a computing device is received. The spoken input is transmitted to a computer server system that is remote from the computing device. Search result information that is responsive to the spoken input is receiving by the computing device and in response to the transmitted spoken input. An alert is provided to the user that the device will connect the user to a target of the search result information if the user does not intervene to stop the connecting of the user. The user is connected to the target of the search result information based on a determination that the user has not intervened to stop the connecting of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 10891953
    Abstract: Embodiments may be implemented by a computing device, such as a head-mountable display, in order to use a single guard phrase to enable different voice commands in different interface modes. An example device includes an audio sensor and a computing system configured to analyze audio data captured by the audio sensor to detect speech that includes a predefined guard phrase, and to operate in a plurality of different interface modes comprising at least a first and a second interface mode. During operation in the first interface mode, the computing system may initially disable one or more first-mode speech commands, and respond to detection of the guard phrase by enabling the one or more first-mode speech commands. During operation in the second interface mode, the computing system may initially disable a second-mode speech command, and to respond to the guard phrase by enabling the second-mode speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, Mat Balez
  • Publication number: 20200410174
    Abstract: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending the second audio data to the mobile device in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10839805
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can further include disambiguating the ambiguous user input by selecting a command from the plurality of commands based on the current context associated with the mobile computing device; and causing output associated with performance of the selected command to be provided by the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Jitkoff, Michael J. LeBeau
  • Patent number: 10817673
    Abstract: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending the second audio data to the mobile device in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lebeau, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Publication number: 20200293276
    Abstract: A computer-implemented input-method editor process includes receiving a request from a user for an application-independent input method editor having written and spoken input capabilities, identifying that the user is about to provide spoken input to the application-independent input method editor, and receiving a spoken input from the user. The spoken input corresponds to input to an application and is converted to text that represents the spoken input. The text is provided as input to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brandon M. Ballinger, Johan Schalkwyk, Michael H. Cohen, William J. Byrne, Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau
  • Publication number: 20200284606
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving at a computer server system, from a computing device that is remote from the server system, a string of text that comprises a search query. The method also includes identifying one or more search results that are responsive to the search query, parsing a document that is a target of one of the one or more results, identifying geographical address information from the parsing, generating a specific geographical indicator corresponding to the one search result, and transmitting for use by the computing device, data for automatically generating a navigational application having a destination at the specific geographical indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, Ole Cavelie, Keith Ito, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Publication number: 20200251113
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a computer-implemented method for correcting words in transcribed text including receiving speech audio data from a microphone. The method further includes sending the speech audio data to a transcription system. The method further includes receiving a word lattice transcribed from the speech audio data by the transcription system. The method further includes presenting one or more transcribed words from the word lattice. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the presented transcribed words. The method further includes presenting one or more alternate words from the word lattice for the selected transcribed word. The method further includes receiving a user selection of at least one of the alternate words. The method further includes replacing the selected transcribed word in the presented transcribed words with the selected alternate word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. LeBeau, William J. Byrne, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Brandon M. Ballinger, Trausti T. Kristjansson
  • Publication number: 20200251114
    Abstract: A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote device a verbal request to a first information provider and receiving a digital message from the first information provider in response to the transmitted verbal request. The digital message includes a symbolic representation indicator associated with a symbolic representation of the verbal request and data used to control an application. The method also includes transmitting, using the application, the symbolic representation indicator to a second information provider for generating results to be displayed on the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. Lebeau, Natalia Marmasse, Sumit Agarwal, Dipchand Nishar