Patents by Inventor Richard Breuer

Richard Breuer 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: 11302335
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable storage device are disclosed signing a voicemail and confirming an identity of the speaker. A method includes receiving a request to verify a speaker associated with a communication to a recipient, receiving first data from the speaker in connection with the communication, accessing second data associated with the speaker to verify the speaker, determining whether a match exists between the first data and the second data to yield a determination, retrieving a communication address of the recipient, generating a notification for the recipient, wherein the notification reports on the determination and transmitting the notification to the recipient at the communication address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Breuer, Thomas Moser, Christoph Gilles, Hans Haustetter
  • Publication number: 20210037128
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable storage device are disclosed signing a voicemail and confirming an identity of the speaker. A method includes receiving a request to verify a speaker associated with a communication to a recipient, receiving first data from the speaker in connection with the communication, accessing second data associated with the speaker to verify the speaker, determining whether a match exists between the first data and the second data to yield a determination, retrieving a communication address of the recipient, generating a notification for the recipient, wherein the notification reports on the determination and transmitting the notification to the recipient at the communication address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Breuer, Thomas Moser, Christoph Gilles, Hans Haustetter
  • Patent number: 8543405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a speech dialogue system which communicates with a user while a speech recognition device and/or a speech output device and a dialogue control unit are used which unit controls a dialogue run between the user and the speech dialogue system on the basis of a dialogue description (B). According to the invention at least one position (P?) that can be reached during a dialogue between the user and the dialogue system is marked in the dialogue run in the speech dialogue system, with which an address (A) belonging to the position (P?) is stored with a marker (M) assigned to the position (P?) in the dialogue description. At a later entry of the stored marker (M) by the user the speech dialogue system automatically jumps to the assigned address (A) in the dialogue description (B) and proceeds with the dialogue from that respective position (P?) onwards. In addition, the invention relates to a speech dialogue system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Richard Breuer, Martin Halberschmidt, Henrik Hodam, Martin Prangenberg, Olaf Schroeer, Peter Vranken, Thomas Woehrmann
  • Patent number: 8065147
    Abstract: A password grammar for speech recognition is described. A password is normalized into a list of strings of a plurality of character types such as letters and numerals. For each string of letters, one or more corresponding letter permutations are determined which represent pronounceable combinations of that string. Then, for each letter permutation, a corresponding recognition grammar entry is created for a speech recognition grammar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Breuer
  • Publication number: 20080077405
    Abstract: A password grammar for speech recognition is described. A password is normalized into a list of strings of a plurality of character types such as letters and numerals. For each string of letters, one or more corresponding letter permutations are determined which represent pronounceable combinations of that string. Then, for each letter permutation, a corresponding recognition grammar entry is created for a speech recognition grammar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Breuer
  • Patent number: 7343290
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of switching from one original dialog system (1), which communicates with the user using its own dedicated speech recognition and/or speech output unit (6), to a target dialog system (2), which also communicates with the user using its own dedicated speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7), whereby the language of the speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7) of the target dialog system (2) can be set. The original dialog system (1) transfers a language information parameter (P2) to the target dialog system (2), as a result of which the language which the original dialog system (1) used for communication with the user is specified. The target dialog system (2) uses this language information parameter (P2) to set the language of the speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7) for further communication with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Breuer
  • Publication number: 20050119884
    Abstract: Descriptions are given of methods of speech recognition of symbol sequences, more particularly sequences of digits. A first symbol sequence uttered by the user and recognized by the system is initially output by means of a speech output device (5, 6, 7) for verification by a user. If the first symbol sequence is recognized erroneously, a second symbol sequence uttered by the user is recognized and compared with the first symbol sequence. A sub-symbol sequence of the first symbol sequence is then determined which partly corresponds to the second symbol sequence and then has the lowest number and/or predefined number of deviations from the second symbol sequence. Finally, the first symbol sequence is corrected with the aid of the second symbol sequence in the range of the sub-symbol sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventor: Richard Breuer
  • Publication number: 20030110041
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of operating a speech dialogue system which communicates with a user while a speech recognition device and/or a speech output device and a dialogue control unit are used which unit controls a dialogue run between the user and the speech dialogue system on the basis of a dialogue description (B). According to the invention at least one position (P′) that can be reached during a dialogue between the user and the dialogue system is marked in the dialogue run in the speech dialogue system, with which an address (A) belonging to the position (P′) is stored with a marker (M) assigned to the position (P′) in the dialogue description. At a later entry of the stored marker (M) by the user the speech dialogue system automatically jumps to the assigned address (A) in the dialogue description (B) and proceeds with the dialogue from that respective position (P′) onwards. In addition, the invention relates to a speech dialogue system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventors: Richard Breuer, Martin Halberschmidt, Henrik Hodam, Martin Prangenberg, Olaf Schroeer, Peter Vranken, Thomas Woehrmann
  • Publication number: 20030061052
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of switching from one original dialog system (1), which communicates with the user using a speech recognition and/or speech output unit (6), to a target dialog system (2), which also communicates with the user using a speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7), whereby the language of the speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7) of the target dialog system (2) can be set. The original dialog system (1) transfers a language information parameter (P2) to the target dialog system (2), as a result of which the language which the original dialog system (1) used for communication with the user is specified. The target dialog system (2) uses this language information parameter (P2) to set the language of the speech recognition and/or speech output unit (7) for further communication with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Richard Breuer