Patents by Inventor Stephen Michael Thompson

Stephen Michael Thompson 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: 20130308832
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a first document; and at least one of: correcting OCR errors in the first document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; normalizing data from the complementary document using at least one of textual information from the first document and the predefined business rules; and normalizing data from the first document using at least one of textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business rules. Additional systems, methods and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 8526739
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a first document; generating a list of hypotheses mapping the first document to a complementary document using: textual information from the first document, textual information from the complementary document, and predefined business rules; at least one of: correcting OCR errors in the first document, and normalizing data from the complementary document, using at least one of the textual information from the complementary document and the predefined business rules; determining a validity of the first document based on the hypotheses; and outputting an indication of the determined validity. Additional systems, methods and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 8345981
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes extracting an identifier from an electronic first document, and identifying a complementary document associated with the first document using the identifier. A validity of the first document is determined by simultaneously considering: textual information from the first document; textual information from the complementary document; and predefined business rules. An indication of the determined validity is output. Systems and computer program products for providing, performing, and/or enabling the methodology presented above are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 8321477
    Abstract: A method is provided for organizing data sets. In use, an automatic decision system is created or updated for determining whether data elements fit a predefined organization or not, where the decision system is based on a set of preorganized data elements. A plurality of data elements is organized using the decision system. At least one organized data element is selected for output to a user based on a score or confidence from the decision system for the at least one organized data element. Additionally, at least a portion of the at least one organized data element is output to the user. A response is received from the user comprising at least one of a confirmation, modification, and a negation of the organization of the at least one organized data element. The automatic decision system is recreated or updated based on the user response. Other embodiments are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauritius A. R. Schmidtler, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Anthony Sarah
  • Publication number: 20100262571
    Abstract: A method is provided for organizing data sets. In use, an automatic decision system is created or updated for determining whether data elements fit a predefined organization or not, where the decision system is based on a set of preorganized data elements. A plurality of data elements is organized using the decision system. At least one organized data element is selected for output to a user based on a score or confidence from the decision system for the at least one organized data element. Additionally, at least a portion of the at least one organized data element is output to the user. A response is received from the user comprising at least one of a confirmation, modification, and a negation of the organization of the at least one organized data element. The automatic decision system is recreated or updated based on the user response. Other embodiments are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Anthony Sarah
  • Publication number: 20100202698
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes extracting an identifier from an electronic first document, and identifying a complementary document associated with the first document using the identifier. A validity of the first document is determined by simultaneously considering: textual information from the first document; textual information from the complementary document; and predefined business rules. An indication of the determined validity is output. Systems and computer program products for providing, performing, and/or enabling the methodology presented above are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Roland G. Borrey, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090228499
    Abstract: A method is provided for organizing data sets. In use, an automatic decision system is created or updated for determining whether data elements fit a predefined organization or not, where the decision system is based on a set of preorganized data elements. A plurality of data elements is organized using the decision system. At least one organized data element is selected for output to a user based on a score or confidence from the decision system for the at feast one organized data element. Additionally, at least a portion of the at least one organized data element is output to the user. A response is received from the user comprising at least one of a confirmation, modification, and a negation of the organization of the at least one organized data element. The automatic decision system is recreated or updated based on the user response. Other embodiments are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Mauritius A.R. Schmidtler, Jan W. Amtrup, Stephen Michael Thompson, Anthony Sarah
  • Patent number: 6252289
    Abstract: An electrical contact, preferably made from a gold-plated, beryllium-copper flat stock which allows radio-frequency signal to pass with low noise, is provided within a housing. The electrical contact has two arms for contact with two external circuits. The electrical contact further has a pivot for allowing the electrical contact to adjust within the housing. The housing supports the electrical contact and is provided with a pivot point, such as a non-conducting rubber tip, for meeting the pivot of the electrical contact. The housing combined with one or more of the electrical contacts results in a testing port especially suited for providing high frequency communication between an electrical testing fixture and a device under test, such as a high-frequency hybrid integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Agere Systems Guardian Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Thompson, Gerard J. Mietelski, William E. Fulmer