Patents by Inventor Shengyang Huang

Shengyang Huang 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: 20170043302
    Abstract: A pervaporation cell is described which may be used for the removal of water from a mixture containing an ionic liquid and water and optionally a solvent, incorporating an ionomeric membrane. A method of pervaporation using the pervaporation cell is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Peter S. Fedkiw, Shengyang Huang
  • Patent number: 8935163
    Abstract: A conversation scenario editor generates/edits a conversation scenario for an automatic conversation system. The system includes a conversation device and a conversation server. The conversation device generates an input sentence through speech recognition of an utterance by a user. The conversation server determines the reply sentence based on the conversation scenario when a reply sentence to the input sentence is requested from the conversation device. The editor includes a language model generator for generating a language model to be used for the speech recognition based on the conversation scenario. According to the editor, a non-expert can generate the language model to provide an adequate conversation based on the speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 8374859
    Abstract: An automatic answering device and an automatic answering method for automatically answering to a user utterance are configured: to prepare a conversation scenario that is a set of input sentences and replay sentences, the input sentences each corresponding to a user utterance assumed to be uttered by a user, the reply sentences each being an automatic reply to the inputted sentence; to accept a user utterance; to determine the reply sentence to the accepted user utterance on the basis of the conversation scenario; and to present the determined reply sentence to the user. Data of the conversation scenario have a data structure that enables the inputted sentences and the reply sentences to be expressed in a state transition diagram in which each of the inputted sentences is defined as a morphism and the reply sentence corresponding to the inputted sentence is defined as an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 8126713
    Abstract: The present invention includes a morpheme extracting unit 420 configured to extract, based on a character string corresponding to input information, at least one morpheme constituting a minimum unit of the character string, as first morpheme information, a topic search unit 340 configured to compare the first morpheme information extracted at the morpheme extracting unit 420 with topic titles, and to search a topic title corresponding to the first morpheme information from among the topic titles, and a reply retrieval unit 350 configured to retrieve, based on the topic title searched at a topic identification information search unit 320, a reply sentence associated with the topic title.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura, Tao Wu, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 7949530
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a series of questions as the reply sentences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 7949531
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a plurality of reply sentences into which one explanatory sentence is divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 7949532
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a plurality of reply sentences into which one explanatory sentence is divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 7805312
    Abstract: To return a predetermined answer in a predetermined order, even in the event that user utterance contents differ from an original objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignees: Universal Entertainment Corporation, PTOPA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 7676369
    Abstract: The present invention is a conversation control apparatus for carrying out conversation control based on both speech content and conversation state and information acquired from outside, and carrying out natural responses. This apparatus comprises a conversation database storing a plurality of items of conversation topic specifying information, a conversation control unit for selecting a reply sentence using conversation topic specifying information determined using the conversation history and conversation information, and an environment recognition unit for acquiring environment recognition information, wherein the environment recognition unit generates event information based on acquired environment recognition information, and the conversation control unit selects a reply sentence based on the event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20100049513
    Abstract: A conversation scenario editor generates/edits a conversation scenario for an automatic conversation system. The system includes a conversation device and a conversation server. The conversation device generates an input sentence through speech recognition of an utterance by a user. The conversation server determines the reply sentence based on the conversation scenario when a reply sentence to the input sentence is requested from the conversation device. The editor includes a language model generator for generating a language model to be used for the speech recognition based on the conversation scenario. According to the editor, a non-expert can generate the language model to provide an adequate conversation based on the speech recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Aruze Corp.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20100049517
    Abstract: An automatic answering device and an automatic answering method for automatically answering to a user utterance are configured: to prepare a conversation scenario that is a set of input sentences and replay sentences, the input sentences each corresponding to a user utterance assumed to be uttered by a user, the reply sentences each being an automatic reply to the inputted sentence; to accept a user utterance; to determine the reply sentence to the accepted user utterance on the basis of the conversation scenario; and to present the determined reply sentence to the user. Data of the conversation scenario have a data structure that enables the inputted sentences and the reply sentences to be expressed in a state transition diagram in which each of the inputted sentences is defined as a morphism and the reply sentence corresponding to the inputted sentence is defined as an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Aruze Corp.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Patent number: 7557089
    Abstract: The use of extract form Wangla (coeloglossum viride (L) Hartm. Var. Bracteatum (Willd.) Richter), succinate derivative esters, and a derivative and pharmaceutical acceptable salts thereof, for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical preparation for the treatment of dementia, particularly for the treatment of Alzheimer' disease and Vascular dementia. Through Animal experiment, it has been demonstrated that, succinate derivative esters can improve learning and memory ability in dementia rats induced by scopolamine and cyclohexenyl imine; improve learning and memory ability in dementia rats induced by ?-amyloid; improve learning and memory ability in dementia rats induced by permanent ligation of bilateral carotid; and improve memory ability of normal animals. It has the advantage of high activity, low toxicity and no inhibition to cholinesterase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Science
    Inventors: Jianjun Zhang, Jiangong Shi, Yafang Wang, Dan Zhang, Mei Gao, Yongchun Yang, Shengyang Huang
  • Patent number: 7415406
    Abstract: An automatic conversation apparatus includes a speech recognizing unit receiving a speech signal and outputting characters/character string corresponding to the speech signal as a recognition result; a speech recognition dictionary storing unit storing a language model for determining candidates corresponding to the speech signal; a conversation database storing plural pieces of topic specifying information; a sentence analyzing unit analyzing the characters/character string outputted from the speech recognizing unit; and a conversation control unit storing a conversation history and acquiring an answer sentence based on an analysis result of the sentence analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: P to PA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070094003
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a series of questions as the reply sentences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070094007
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a plurality of reply sentences into which one explanatory sentence is divided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070094005
    Abstract: To return a predetermined answer in a predetermined order, even in the event that user utterance contents differ from an original objective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corporation, PtoPA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070094008
    Abstract: To maintain an establishment of a conversation according to a user utterance condition, even in respect to an “answer impossible” user utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicants: ARUZE Corp., PtoPA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070094004
    Abstract: A conversation controller outputs a reply sentence according to a user utterance. The conversation controller comprises a conversation database and a conversation control unit. The conversation database stores a plurality of plans. Each plan has a reply sentence and one or more pieces of next plan designation information for designating a next candidate reply sentence to be output following the reply sentence. The conversation control unit selects one of the plans stored in the conversation database according to a user utterance and outputs a reply sentence which the selected plan has. Then, the conversation control unit selects one piece of the next plan designation information which the plan has according to a next user utterance and outputs a next candidate reply sentence on the basis of the selected piece of the next plan designation information. Some plans have a plurality of reply sentences into which one explanatory sentence is divided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Applicants: Aruze Corp., PtoPA Inc.
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura
  • Publication number: 20070033040
    Abstract: The present invention includes a morpheme extracting unit 420 configured to extract, based on a character string corresponding to input information, at least one morpheme constituting a minimum unit of the character string, as first morpheme information, a topic search unit 340 configured to compare the first morpheme information extracted at the morpheme extracting unit 420 with topic titles, and to search a topic title corresponding to the first morpheme information from among the topic titles, and a reply retrieval unit 350 configured to retrieve, based on the topic title searched at a topic identification information search unit 320, a reply sentence associated with the topic title.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura, Tao Wu, Dong Li
  • Publication number: 20050144013
    Abstract: The present invention is a conversation control apparatus for carrying out conversation control based on both speech content and conversation state and information acquired from outside, and carrying out natural responses. This apparatus comprises a conversation database storing a plurality of items of conversation topic specifying information, a conversation control unit for selecting a reply sentence using conversation topic specifying information determined using the conversation history and conversation information, and an environment recognition unit for acquiring environment recognition information, wherein the environment recognition unit generates event information based on acquired environment recognition information, and the conversation control unit selects a reply sentence based on the event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Jun Fujimoto, Shengyang Huang, Hiroshi Katukura