Patents by Inventor Thomas Murray Kuhn

Thomas Murray Kuhn 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: 6119087
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently distributing voice call data received from speech recognition servers over a telephone network having a shared processing resource is disclosed. Incoming calls are received from phone lines and assigned grammar types by speech recognition servers. A request for processing the voice call data is sent to a resource manager which monitors the shared processing resource and identifies a preferred processor within the shared resource. The resource manager sends an instruction to the speech recognition server to send the voice call data to a preferred processor for processing. The preferred processor is determined by known processor efficiencies for voice call data having the assigned grammar type of the incoming voice call data and a measure of processor loads. While the system is operating, the resource manger develops and updates a history of each processor. The histories include processing efficiency values for all grammar types received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Nuance Communications
    Inventors: Thomas Murray Kuhn, Matthew Lennig, Peter Christopher Monaco, David Bruce Peters