Patents by Inventor William D. Webb

William D. Webb 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: 20190207876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for more effective AI operations, improvements to the experience of a conversation target, and increased productivity through AI assistance are provided. In some embodiments, the systems use machine learning models to classify a number of message responses with a confidence. If these classifications are below a threshold the messages are sent to a user for analysis, after prioritization, along with guidance data. Feedback from the user modified the models. In another embodiment, a system and method for an AI assistant is also provided which receives messages and determines instructions using keywords and/or classifications. The AI assistant then executes upon these instructions. In another embodiment, a conversation editor interface is provided. The conversation editor includes one or more displays that illustrate an overview flow diagram for the conversation, specific node analysis, libraries of conversations and potentially metrics that can help inform conversation flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: George Alexis Terry, Werner Koepf, James D. Harriger, William Dominic Webb-Purkis, Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda, Gabriel Vincent Martini
  • Publication number: 20190179903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improvements in AI model learning and updating are provided. The model updating may reuse existing business conversations as the training data set. Features within the dataset may be defined and extracted. Models may be selected and parameters for the models defined. Within a distributed computing setting the parameters may be optimized, and the models deployed. The training data may be augmented over time to improve the models. Deep learning models may be employed to improve system accuracy, as can active learning techniques. The models developed and updated may be employed by a response system generally, or may function to enable specific types of AI systems. One such a system may be an AI assistant that is designed to take use cases and objectives, and execute tasks until the objectives are met. Another system capable of leveraging the models includes an automated question answering system utilizing approved answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: George Alexis Terry, Werner Koepf, Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda, James D. Harriger, William Dominic Webb-Purkis, Macgregor S. Gainor, Ryan Francis Ginstrom, Caleb Andrew Bredlow, Kyle Sargent, Alexander Carmelo Reid Fordyce, Ian McCann
  • Publication number: 20190180196
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improvements in AI model learning and updating are provided. The model updating may reuse existing business conversations as the training data set. Features within the dataset may be defined and extracted. Models may be selected and parameters for the models defined. Within a distributed computing setting the parameters may be optimized, and the models deployed. The training data may be augmented over time to improve the models. Deep learning models may be employed to improve system accuracy, as can active learning techniques. The models developed and updated may be employed by a response system generally, or may function to enable specific types of AI systems. One such a system may be an AI assistant that is designed to take use cases and objectives, and execute tasks until the objectives are met. Another system capable of leveraging the models includes an automated question answering system utilizing approved answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: George Alexis Terry, Werner Koepf, Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda, James D. Harriger, William Dominic Webb-Purkis, Macgregor S. Gainor, Colin C. Ferguson, Ravi Shankar, Shashi Shankar, Ian McCann
  • Publication number: 20190180195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improvements in AI model learning and updating are provided. The model updating may reuse existing business conversations as the training data set. Features within the dataset may be defined and extracted. Models may be selected and parameters for the models defined. Within a distributed computing setting the parameters may be optimized, and the models deployed. The training data may be augmented over time to improve the models. Deep learning models may be employed to improve system accuracy, as can active learning techniques. The models developed and updated may be employed by a response system generally, or may function to enable specific types of AI systems. One such a system may be an AI assistant that is designed to take use cases and objectives, and execute tasks until the objectives are met. Another system capable of leveraging the models includes an automated question answering system utilizing approved answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: George Alexis Terry, Werner Koepf, Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda, James D. Harriger, William Dominic Webb-Purkis, Keith Godfrey, Colin C. Ferguson, Christopher Allan Long, Brian Matthew Kaminski, John Sansone, Jennifer Kirkland
  • Patent number: 10301168
    Abstract: A method and device to insure that a particular dispensing package (18) can only be engaged into an appropriate dispensing location (14). Specifically, the package and the dispenser have mating concentric rings (24, 30) (or portions thereof) to prevent engagement and dispensing of an inappropriate product. In one embodiment, the package (18) is provided with one or more concentric ring projections (24) (or portions thereof) and the dispenser (10) is provided with one or more matching concentric ring recesses (30). The projections and the recesses have similar diameters to define a mating set. In some embodiments, the concentric ring projections are placed on a closure (20), such as a cap, of the package. In alternative embodiments, the projections are placed on the dispenser and the recesses are placed on the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Reimann, William E. Simpson, Nancy D. Trafelet, Andy Swain, David Holden, Garry W. Crossdale, Brian D. Haworth, Bert Van Der Heijden, Christopher J. Webb
  • Patent number: 8391935
    Abstract: A mobile device is configured to operate in at least three modes that provide increased functionality, increased power consumption, and/or increased user input/output. In one example, the mobile device includes a first mode where some electrical components are powered down, and a secondary display may provide some information to a user. In a second mode, a primary display is energized and an audio mode is initially activated. A third mode provides full or nearly full functionality and/or user input/output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marianna Wickman, William D. Webb, II, Jesse S. Madsen, Randy Meyerson, Feridoon Malekzadeh, Jennifer Sadler
  • Patent number: D680020
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Kyle Schepke, Michel Alvarez, Chris Harsacky, Kyle Swen, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D684082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Alvarez, William D. Webb, Chris Harsacky, Kyle Swen, Jamian R. Cobbett
  • Patent number: D684497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Steve Jarvis, Kyle Schepke, Michel Alvarez, Chris Harsacky, Anh Nguyen, Andrew Roberts, Kyle Swen, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D688243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rudy Widiaman, William D. Webb, II, Jae Pyung Lee, James Cathal Loughnane
  • Patent number: D688584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Michel Alvarez, Kyle Schepke, William D. Webb, Chris Harsacky, Kyle Swen
  • Patent number: D690218
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Steve Jarvis, Kyle Schepke, Michel Alvarez, Chris Harsacky, Anh Nguyen, Andrew Roberts, Kyle Swen, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D774039
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chris Harsacky, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D774040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chris Harsacky, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D774041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chris Harsacky, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D774042
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chris Harsacky, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D774513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamian R. Cobbett, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chris Harsacky, William D. Webb
  • Patent number: D777234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: William D. Webb, Chris Harsachy, Cyril Mathieu, Jean-Marc Alexia, Jérôme Meniere, Ryoji Takahashi
  • Patent number: D789930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: William D. Webb, Robert D. Swinton
  • Patent number: D850570
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Cerovic, Nathan A. Patulski, William D. Webb, II