Patents by Inventor William Arthur Hughes

William Arthur Hughes 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: 20170371867
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide techniques for evaluating when words or phrases of a translation were generated with a low degree of confidence, and conveying this information when the translation is presented. For example, if a source language word is encountered in source material for translation, but the source language word was only encountered a few times (or not at all) in the training data used to train the translation system, then the resulting translation may be flagged as being of low confidence. Other situations, such as the generation of two equally-likely translations, or translation system model disagreement, may also indicate a questionable translation. When the translation is displayed, questionable words and phrases may be flagged, and possible alternative translations may be presented. If one of the alternatives is selected, this information may be used to update the translation system's models in order to improve translation quality in the future.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William Arthur Hughes, Matthias Gerhard Eck, Kay Rottmann
  • Patent number: 9648117
    Abstract: Techniques for receiving and processing detected events are provided. A bit array may be received from a device. Each bit value in the bit array may indicate whether a user initiated event relating to interaction with a website was detected by the device. Data regarding a start time associated with the bit array may be received. Each bit value in the bit array is associated with a time increment after the start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoe Abrams Bayen, Jordan William Frank, Aleksander Gorajek, William Arthur Hughes, Thomas M. Lento, Itamar Rosenn
  • Publication number: 20160308990
    Abstract: Techniques for receiving and processing detected events are provided. A bit array may be received from a device. Each bit value in the bit array may indicate whether a user initiated event relating to interaction with a website was detected by the device. Data regarding a start time associated with the bit array may be received. Each bit value in the bit array is associated with a time increment after the start time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Zoe Abrams Bayen, Jordan William Frank, Aleksander Gorajek, William Arthur Hughes, Thomas M. Lento, Itamar Rosenn
  • Patent number: 9407711
    Abstract: Techniques for receiving and processing detected events are provided. A bit array may be received from a device. Each bit value in the bit array may indicate whether a user initiated event relating to interaction with a website was detected by the device. Data regarding a start time associated with the bit array may be received. Each bit value in the bit array is associated with a time increment after the start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoe Abrams Bayen, Jordan William Frank, Aleksander Gorajek, William Arthur Hughes, Thomas M. Lento, Itamar Rosenn