Patents by Inventor Pim van Meurs

Pim van Meurs 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: 9626355
    Abstract: An operating sequence for a handheld computing device manages the device to automatically detect cues describing the device's environmental and user actions performed with the device, learn which cues and cue combinations are relevant to predict user actions, and then in response to occurrence of the relevant cues, predictively implementing the appropriate user action or configuring the device in anticipation of user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan R. Bradford, David J. Kay, Michael Longe, Pim Van Meurs, Gaurav Tandon
  • Patent number: 9400782
    Abstract: There is disclosed an enhanced text entry system which uses word-level analysis to automatically correct inaccuracies in user keystroke entries on reduced keyboards such as those implemented on a touch-sensitive panel or display screen, or on mechanical keyboard systems. A method and system are defined which determine one or more alternate textual interpretations of each sequence of inputs detected within a designated auto-correcting keyboard region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Longe, Pim Van Meurs
  • Publication number: 20150293602
    Abstract: A system and method for entering text from a user includes a programmed processor that receives inputs from the user and disambiguates the inputs to present word choices corresponding to the text. In one embodiment, inputs are received in two or more modalities and are analyzed to present the word choices. In another embodiment, a keyboard is divided into zones each of which represents two more input characters. A sequence of zones selected by the user is analyzed to present word choices corresponding to the zone selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: David Kay, Pim van Meurs, Erland Unruh, Santosh Sharan, Gordon Kessler, Mayank Agarwal, Greg Sigel
  • Patent number: 9143884
    Abstract: A facilitation and enhancement of interactions between a caller and a called party, such as a call center. The enhancement of interactions between a mobile device caller and a call center is by the communication of the mobile device caller's location and/or preferences to the call center. The communication can be in the form of a data structure stored on a computer-readable storage device, which may be transmitted from the mobile device caller to a call center controller. The data structure contains a caller identification entry, which allows the call center to match the data structure with a caller. In addition, a caller context entry associates additional data to the caller identification entry. The additional data includes at least one preference and/or location of the caller. Processor-based methods are disclosed to create, transmit, and/or utilize the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shreedhar Madhavapeddi, Gary Clayton, Abhishek Chhibber, Pim van Meurs, Sundar Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 9104312
    Abstract: A system and method for entering text from a user includes a programmed processor that receives inputs from the user and disambiguates the inputs to present word choices corresponding to the text. In one embodiment, inputs are received in two or more modalities and are analyzed to present the word choices. In another embodiment, a keyboard is divided into zones each of which represents two more input characters. A sequence of zones selected by the user is analyzed to present word choices corresponding to the zone selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kay, Pim van Meurs, Erland Unruh, Santosh Sharan, Gordon Kessler, Mayank Agarwal, Greg Sigel
  • Publication number: 20150161245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Ethan Robert BRADFORD, Keith Charles HULLFISH, David KAY, Pim VAN MEURS, Michael R. LONGÉ
  • Publication number: 20150088760
    Abstract: Technology is described to monitor incoming channels or messages for a security confirmation code, capture a received confirmation code, recognize a designated field or other destination opportunity to enter a security confirmation code, and automatically inject the captured code to the recognized destination. Various other aspects of the technology are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Pim van Meurs
  • Patent number: 8990738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Robert Bradford, Keith Charles Hullfish, David Kay, Pim Van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Patent number: 8972905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Robert Bradford, Keith Charles Hullfish, David Kay, Pim Van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Patent number: 8943437
    Abstract: A system and method for entering USSD codes through an ambiguous text entry interface. The disclosed system may be embedded in mobile devices or other devices having reduced (e.g., 12 key) keypads for text entry. The system receives text entry from users, disambiguates the text entry, and presents the user with descriptors (i.e., representative words, icons, or other visual indicators) that are associated with the entered text and correlated with USSD codes. In response to a user selecting a descriptor, the system retrieves the corresponding USSD code and causes the device to transmit a message to the USSD service. The USSD service receives the message and invokes appropriate processes to respond to the message. In some embodiments, the system presents the list of descriptors representing USSD codes to the user in an order that is related to the probability that the user will select the descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Pim van Meurs
  • Patent number: 8938688
    Abstract: An operating sequence for a handheld computing device manages the device to automatically detect cues describing the device's environmental and user actions performed with the device, learn which cues and cue combinations are relevant to predict user actions, and then in response to occurrence of the relevant cues, predictively implementing the appropriate user action or configuring the device in anticipation of user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan R. Bradford, David J. Kay, Michael Longe, Pim Van Meurs, Gaurav Tandon
  • Publication number: 20140372345
    Abstract: An operating sequence for a handheld computing device manages the device to automatically detect cues describing the device's environmental and user actions performed with the device, learn which cues and cue combinations are relevant to predict user actions, and then in response to occurrence of the relevant cues, predictively implementing the appropriate user action or configuring the device in anticipation of user action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ethan R. BRADFORD, David J. Kay, Michael Longe, Pim Van Meurs, Gaurav Tandon
  • Publication number: 20140292664
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ethan Robert Bradford, Keith Charles Hullfish, David Kay, Pim Van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Publication number: 20140292663
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ethan Robert BRADFORD, Keith Charles HULLFISH, David KAY, Pim Van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Patent number: 8825694
    Abstract: In one general aspect, information is presented to a user by receiving a first input from a user and structuring the first input as a first stem. A separator is received designating subsequently-received input as a second input. The second input is received and the second input is structured as a second stem. The first stem and the second stem are related to a library of candidates. One or more results are rendered in response to relating the first stem and the second stem to the library of candidates and the user is enabled to select from among the one or more results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Samuelson, Pim Van Meurs, Michael R. Longe
  • Publication number: 20140213223
    Abstract: A data communication system routes calls from a mobile communication device associated with a calling party to a mobile communication device associated with a called party. If calls are not answered by the called party, a call is routed to a voicemail server. A data channel is opened between the mobile communication device associated with the calling party and the voicemail server over which higher fidelity audio signals are transmitted. The transmitted audio is supplied to the voicemail server for conversion from an audio to a text format. In accordance with another aspect, a data channel is opened with a call placed by the calling party. The data channel is used to append information that is sent with a call to give the called party information regarding the call or the caller without having to answer the call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shreedhar Madhavapeddi, John F. Pollard, Gary B. Clayton, Pim van Meurs
  • Patent number: 8782568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan R. Bradford, Keith C. Hullfish, David J. Kay, Pim van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Publication number: 20140136331
    Abstract: A processor-based method for composing an electronic service solicitation using mobile device call logs. The service, when delivered to a mobile device, can be a promotion of a third-party mobile device application, the presentment of a coupon, or the administration of a caller experience survey. The service is delivered in connection with the user making a call to a particular number on the mobile device. The method for composing the solicitation includes selecting a business number, selecting a group of wireless subscribers, sending an information request to the mobile devices of the selected wireless subscribers, receiving affirmative responses from the selected wireless subscribers who recently called the selected business number, counting the affirmative responses, and using the count for composing the solicitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shreedhar Madhavapeddi, Gary Clayton, Abhishek Chhibber, Pim van Meurs, Sundar Balasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20140134988
    Abstract: A facilitation and enhancement of interactions between a caller and a called party, such as a call center. The enhancement of interactions between a mobile device caller and a call center is by the communication of the mobile device caller's location and/or preferences to the call center. The communication can be in the form of a data structure stored on a computer-readable storage device, which may be transmitted from the mobile device caller to a call center controller. The data structure contains a caller identification entry, which allows the call center to match the data structure with a caller. In addition, a caller context entry associates additional data to the caller identification entry. The additional data includes at least one preference and/or location of the caller. Processor-based methods are disclosed to create, transmit, and/or utilize the data structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shreedhar Madhavapeddi, Gary Clayton, Abhishek Chhibber, Pim van meurs, Sundar Balasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20140052437
    Abstract: There is disclosed an enhanced text entry system which uses word-level analysis to automatically correct inaccuracies in user keystroke entries on reduced keyboards such as those implemented on a touch-sensitive panel or display screen, or on mechanical keyboard systems. A method and system are defined which determine one or more alternate textual interpretations of each sequence of inputs detected within a designated auto-correcting keyboard region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. LONGE, Pim VAN MEURS