Patents by Inventor Yohane Takeuchi

Yohane Takeuchi 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: 8996385
    Abstract: A first domain satisfying a first condition concerning a current utterance understanding result and a second domain satisfying a second condition concerning a selection history are specified. For each of the first and second domains, indices representing reliability in consideration of the utterance understanding history, selection history, and utterance generation history are evaluated. Based on the evaluation results, one of the first, second, and third domains is selected as a current domain according to a selection rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Yohane Takeuchi, Kazunori Komatani, Hiroshi Okuno
  • Patent number: 7711569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chat information system having a voice recognition device for recognizing voices, a voice synthesizer, a humanoid robot, a microphone for receiving the voices and a speaker for pronouncing synthesized voices. The system comprises a headline sensor capturing news from the Internet, a news database for storing the captured news, and a conversation database including at least a general conversation database storing a set of inquiries and responses. The system also includes a chat engine configured to extract one or more keywords from a user's speech that has been recognized by the voice recognition device, to search at least one of the news database and the conversation database with the extracted keywords and to output via the speaker the contents that have been hit by the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohane Takeuchi, Atsushi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20080319748
    Abstract: A first domain satisfying a first condition concerning a current utterance understanding result and a second domain satisfying a second condition concerning a selection history are specified. For each of the first and second domains, indices representing reliability in consideration of the utterance understanding history, selection history, and utterance generation history are evaluated. Based on the evaluation results, one of the first, second, and third domains is selected as a current domain according to a selection rule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Mikio Nakano, Hiroshi Tsujino, Yohane Takeuchi, Kazunori Komatani, Hiroshi Okuno
  • Publication number: 20060155765
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chat information system having a voice recognition device for recognizing voices, a voice synthesizer, a humanoid robot, a microphone for receiving the voices and a speaker for pronouncing synthesized voices. The system comprises a headline sensor capturing news from the Internet, a news database for storing the captured news, and a conversation database including at least a general conversation database storing a set of inquiries and responses. The system also includes a chat engine configured to extract one or more keywords from a user's speech that has been recognized by the voice recognition device, to search at least one of the news database and the conversation database with the extracted keywords and to output via the speaker the contents that have been hit by the search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Yohane Takeuchi, Atsushi Hoshino