Patents by Inventor Sam Song Liang

Sam Song Liang 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: 20210327454
    Abstract: A system for processing and presenting a conversation includes a sensor, a processor, and a presenter. The sensor is configured to capture an audio-form conversation. The processor is configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, wherein the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. The presenter is configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation. The presenter is further configured to present the transformed conversation to be navigable, searchable, assignable, editable, and shareable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: YUN FU, SIMON LAU, KAISUKE NAKAJIMA, JULIUS CHENG, GELEI CHEN, SAM SONG LIANG, JAMES MASON ALTREUTER, KEAN KHEONG CHIN, ZHENHAO GE, HITESH ANAND GUPTA, XIAOKE HUANG, JAMES FRANCIS McATEER, BRIAN FRANCIS WILLIAMS, TAO XING
  • Publication number: 20210319797
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method and system for receiving and processing one or more moment-associating elements. For example, the computer-implemented method includes receiving the one or more moment-associating elements, transforming the one or more moment-associating elements into one or more pieces of moment-associating information, and transmitting at least one piece of the one or more pieces of moment-associating information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: YUN FU, SIMON LAU, KAISUKE NAKAJIMA, JULIUS CHENG, SAM SONG LIANG, JAMES MASON ALTREUTER, KEAN KHEONG CHIN, ZHENHAO GE, HITESH ANAND GUPTA, XIAOKE HUANG, JAMES FRANCIS McATEER, BRIAN FRANCIS WILLIAMS, TAO XING
  • Patent number: 11100943
    Abstract: A system for processing and presenting a conversation includes a sensor, a processor, and a presenter. The sensor is configured to capture an audio-form conversation. The processor is configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, wherein the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. The presenter is configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation. The presenter is further configured to present the transformed conversation to be navigable, searchable, assignable, editable, and shareable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Otter.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Simon Lau, Kaisuke Nakajima, Julius Cheng, Gelei Chen, Sam Song Liang, James Mason Altreuter, Kean Kheong Chin, Zhenhao Ge, Hitesh Anand Gupta, Xiaoke Huang, James Francis McAteer, Brian Francis Williams, Tao Xing
  • Publication number: 20210217420
    Abstract: System and method for processing and presenting a conversation. For example, a system includes a sensor configured to capture an audio-form conversation, and a processor configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, and the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. Additionally, the system includes a presenter configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: YUN FU, SIMON LAU, FUCHUN PENG, KAISUKE NAKAJIMA, JULIUS CHENG, GELEI CHEN, SAM SONG LIANG
  • Patent number: 11024316
    Abstract: Computer-implemented method and system for receiving and processing one or more moment-associating elements. For example, the computer-implemented method includes receiving the one or more moment-associating elements, transforming the one or more moment-associating elements into one or more pieces of moment-associating information, and transmitting at least one piece of the one or more pieces of moment-associating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Otter.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Simon Lau, Kaisuke Nakajima, Julius Cheng, Sam Song Liang, James Mason Altreuter, Kean Kheong Chin, Zhenhao Ge, Hitesh Anand Gupta, Xiaoke Huang, James Francis McAteer, Brian Francis Williams, Tao Xing
  • Patent number: 10978073
    Abstract: System and method for processing and presenting a conversation. For example, a system includes a sensor configured to capture an audio-form conversation, and a processor configured to automatically transform the audio-form conversation into a transformed conversation. The transformed conversation includes a synchronized text, and the synchronized text is synchronized with the audio-form conversation. Additionally, the system includes a presenter configured to present the transformed conversation including the synchronized text and the audio-form conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Otter.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Simon Lau, Fuchun Peng, Kaisuke Nakajima, Julius Cheng, Gelei Chen, Sam Song Liang
  • Patent number: 9167529
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for selecting which of a plurality of sensors to use for location detection of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes activating lowest-power location-related sensors of the mobile device at power up of a mobile device, and activating medium-power location-related sensors of the mobile device upon detection of motion of the mobile device and/or a change in a wireless connection to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Chenyu Wang, Jun Yang, Sam Song Liang
  • Patent number: 9037485
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for automatically detecting and sharing user stays of a mobile device of a user are disclosed. One method includes persistently collecting location information, determining a group of users for sharing the user stays, determining whether the mobile device is within a specific distance of a specific location for at least specific minimum duration based on the location information, determining a user stay based on the location information and the specific distance, determining if the user stay is private or public to at least a portion of the group of users based on preferences of the user and the location information, and sharing the user stay with the at least the portion of the group of users by sending notifications to the group of users if the user stay is determined to be public to the at least the portion of the group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Chenyu Wang, Sam Song Liang, Jason Chalecki, David Smiddy, Marlene Wan
  • Patent number: 8990107
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for automatically determining user stays of a user of a mobile device are disclosed. One embodiment includes a network server operative to receive sensed location information of a mobile device. Further, the network server and/or a controller of the mobile device are operative to determine the mobile device is within a specific distance of a specific location for at least specific minimum time duration based on the location information, determine a start time of a user stay based on the location information, the specific location and the specific distance, and determine an end time of the user stay based on the location information, the specific location and the specific distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Song Liang, Huan Chang, Jun Yang, Zhigang Liu, Yun Fu, Chenyu Wang, Ying Chang
  • Patent number: 8958822
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for tracking points of interest of a user of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes determining points of interest of a user of a mobile device. The method includes obtaining user-related information, wherein the user-related information includes spatial information about the user, and determining at least one point of interest of the user based on the user-related information. Another embodiment includes an apparatus for determining points of interest of a user. For one embodiment, the apparatus is a mobile device. The mobile device is operative to obtain user-related information, wherein the user-related information comprising spatial information about the user, and the mobile device is operative to determine at least one point of interest of the user based on the user-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Song Liang, Jun Yang, Chenyu Wang, Zhigang Liu
  • Patent number: 8948781
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for controlling a location sensing system of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes collecting location related information of the mobile device. The method further includes controllably setting the mobile device to operate in one of a high-power state, a low-power state, or a transitional state based on the collected location related information, wherein a satellite-based positioning system receiver of the mobile device generates location information in the transitional state and in the on-state, and the satellite-based positioning system receiver does not generate location information in the low-power state. When operating in the transitional state, the mobile device repeatedly checks the collected location related information and transitions to the low-power state or the high-power state based on the collected location related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Chenyu Wang, Jun Yang, Sam Song Liang, Jianming Zhou
  • Patent number: 8892461
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for authenticating a user of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes tracking a plurality of locations of the mobile device, tracking motion behavior of the mobile device, and generating a user profile for the user over a period of time based on the tracked plurality of locations and the tracked motion behavior. A present user of the mobile device is authenticated based on a comparison of the user profile with a present user profile of the present user, wherein the present user profile comprises recent location information of the mobile device and recent motion behavior of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Alvin Lau, Sam Song Liang, Jun Yang
  • Publication number: 20140310366
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for automatically detecting and sharing user stays of a mobile device of a user are disclosed. One method includes persistently collecting location information, determining a group of users for sharing the user stays, determining whether the mobile device is within a specific distance of a specific location for at least specific minimum duration based on the location information, determining a user stay based on the location information and the specific distance, determining if the user stay is private or public to at least a portion of the group of users based on preferences of the user and the location information, and sharing the user stay with the at least the portion of the group of users by sending notifications to the group of users if the user stay is determined to be public to the at least the portion of the group of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Yun Fu, Chenyu Wang, Sam Song Liang, Jason Chalecki, David Smiddy, Marlene Wan
  • Patent number: 8725569
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for generating a user profile of a mobile device user are disclosed. One method includes tracking user stays of the user over time, wherein the user stays include at least one location, and generating the user profile based at least in part on at least one of an arrival time, a time duration or a frequency of visits of the user at each of the user stays. Another method includes determining a current state of a mobile device user. The method includes tracking locations of user stays of the mobile device user over time, and determining a current state of a mobile device user based on user stays within a predetermined time of a present time, wherein the predetermined time is dependent upon an application of the user device or an observed behavior of a user of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Alohar Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Song Liang, Jun Yang, Chenyu Wang, Zhigang Liu
  • Publication number: 20130324196
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for selecting which of a plurality of sensors to use for location detection of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes activating lowest-power location-related sensors of the mobile device at power up of a mobile device, and activating medium-power location-related sensors of the mobile device upon detection of motion of the mobile device and/or a change in a wireless connection to the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ALOHAR MOBILE INC.
    Inventors: Chenyu Wang, Jun Yang, Sam Song Liang
  • Publication number: 20130267255
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for using wireless access points to identify points of interest (POIs), are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method of using wireless access points to identify points of interest (POIs). The method includes collecting wireless access data points, wherein the wireless access data points comprise at least one wireless access point signature of at least one wireless access element of the wireless access points, analyzing the wireless access data points over a time window, comprising identifying segments within the time window, and matching a point of interest (POI) with each identified segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: ALOHAR MOBILE INC.
    Inventors: Zhigang Liu, Yun Fu, Chenyu Wang, Sam Song Liang
  • Publication number: 20130262479
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for ranking potential points of interest (POIs) of a user stay are disclosed. One system includes an upstream server connected through a network to a mobile device. At least one of the upstream server and a controller of the mobile device is operative to estimate a location of a user stay of the mobile device, access a database of POIs, and parameters of the POIs, and generate a ranking score for a plurality of POIs based on a weighted comparison of each of the parameters of the POIs with corresponding parameters of the user stay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ALOHAR MOBILE INC.
    Inventors: Sam Song Liang, Jun Yang, Chenyu Wang, Yun Fu
  • Publication number: 20130252638
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for real-time determination of user stays of a mobile device are disclosed. One computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a server, an incoming stream of location point information of the mobile device. Further, the method includes continuously calculating, by the server, a current centroid of a current user stay based on a location point of a start time of the current user stay, each location point occurring between the start time and a current incoming location point, until an outlier location point is detected, wherein the outlier is detected if located more than a threshold distance away from the current centroid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ALOHAR MOBILE INC.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Sam Song Liang, Zhigang Liu, Chenyu Wang, Yun Fu
  • Publication number: 20130252633
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for automatically determining user stays of a user of a mobile device are disclosed. One embodiment includes a network server operative to receive sensed location information of a mobile device. Further, the network server and/or a controller of the mobile device are operative to determine the mobile device is within a specific distance of a specific location for at least specific minimum time duration based on the location information, determine a start time of a user stay based on the location information, the specific location and the specific distance, and determine an end time of the user stay based on the location information, the specific location and the specific distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ALOHAR MOBILE INC.
    Inventors: Sam Song Liang, Huan Chang, Jun Yang, Zhigang Liu, Yun Fu, Chenyu Wang, Ying Chang
  • Publication number: 20130102283
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for authenticating a user of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes tracking a plurality of locations of the mobile device, tracking motion behavior of the mobile device, and generating a user profile for the user over a period of time based on the tracked plurality of locations and the tracked motion behavior. A present user of the mobile device is authenticated based on a comparison of the user profile with a present user profile of the present user, wherein the present user profile comprises recent location information of the mobile device and recent motion behavior of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Alvin Lau, Sam Song Liang, Jun Yang