Specialized Equations Or Comparisons Patents (Class 704/236)
  • Patent number: 10733375
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process receives natural language input and determines a first and a second parsing result for the natural language input. The first and the second parsing results include respective mappings of one or more properties of a domain corresponding to the natural language input to one or more words of the natural language input. The process determines whether the second parsing result corresponds to a data item in a knowledge base, and in accordance with determining that the second parsing result corresponds to the data item in the knowledge base, the process ranks the second parsing result higher than the first parsing result. Based on the ranking, the process generates a task flow using the second parsing result and executes the task flow to provide an output based on the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lin Li, Deepak Muralidharan, Xiao Yang, Justine Kao, Lavanya Colinjivadi Viswanathan, Mubarak Ali Seyed Ibrahim, Ashish Garg
  • Patent number: 10726022
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query inputted by a first user, wherein the search query comprises one or more n-grams; calculating a needle-confidence score for the search query that is calculated by a needle-intent classifier based on at least the n-grams of the search query and a language model analysis of the n-grams, and wherein the needle-confidence score represents a probability that the search query was intended as a needle search; classifying the search query as a needle search if the calculated needle-confidence score is above a threshold confidence score; and generating a plurality of search-result modules, each search-result module comprising one or more search results matching the search query, wherein one of the search-result modules is a social module, and wherein the number of search results in the social module is based on the classification of the search query as a needle search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Shiun-Zu Kuo, Veselin S. Stoyanov, Rose Marie Philip, Melissa Rose Winstanley
  • Patent number: 10718629
    Abstract: A navigation device includes a touch screen configured to receive a search term and to display at least one Point To Interest (POI) information corresponding to the search term, a computer-readable memory configured to store a POI data by region, and a controller configured to split the search term into at least two parts including a front portion and a second portion next to the front portion, determine a target region based on the second portion, find a matched POI data among POI data related to the target region based on the whole of the search term, and output a search result as the at least one POI information into the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Won Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 10720152
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing dynamic, stroke-based alignment of touch displays. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a candidate transcription that an automated speech recognizer generates for an utterance, determining a particular context associated with the utterance, determining that a particular n-gram that is included in the candidate transcription is included among a set of undesirable n-grams that is associated with the context, adjusting a speech recognition confidence score associated with the transcription based on determining that the particular n-gram that is included in the candidate transcription is included among the set of undesirable n-grams that is associated with the context, and determining whether to provide the candidate transcription for output based at least on the adjusted speech recognition confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pedro J. Moreno Mengibar, Petar Aleksic
  • Patent number: 10699169
    Abstract: Provided is a machine learning-based object detection method performed by an object detection apparatus. the method comprises constructing an object detection model by performing machine learning on a training image set, wherein the object detection model is a model for detecting a target object in an input image based on the result of comparing a confidence score for the target object with a threshold value, obtaining an input image given a detection result for the target object, wherein the obtained input image is an image not included in the training image set, predicting one or more object regions, in which the target object exists, in the obtained input image by using the object detection model, classifying a region not matching the detection result among the predicted object regions as a false detection region; and adjusting the threshold value of the object detection model based on a confidence score of the false detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Ah Kang, Sang Hak Lee, Bo Youn Kim, Seong Jong Ha
  • Patent number: 10657966
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a virtual assistant programmed to refer to shared domain concepts using concept nodes are provided. An example process includes receiving a user speech input, determining a primary domain corresponding to a textual representation of the user speech input, identifying, from the textual representation, a first substring that corresponds to a first concept of the primary domain, parsing the first substring to determine a secondary domain of the plurality of domains, and based on the secondary domain, obtaining a data item corresponding to the first substring. In accordance with determining that the data item is valid for resolving the first concept of the primary domain, extracting, from the data item, a parameter value for the first concept of the primary domain and invoking a service based on the primary domain to produce a result using the parameter value for the first concept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard D. Giuli, Nicholas K. Treadgold
  • Patent number: 10650828
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving audio data corresponding to an utterance, determining that the audio data corresponds to a hotword, generating a hotword audio fingerprint of the audio data that is determined to correspond to the hotword, comparing the hotword audio fingerprint to one or more stored audio fingerprints of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword, detecting whether the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword based on whether the comparison indicates a similarity between the hotword audio fingerprint and one of the one or more stored audio fingerprints that satisfies a predetermined threshold, and in response to detecting that the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint, disabling access to a computing device into which the utterance was spoken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Nicolaus Foerster
  • Patent number: 10636414
    Abstract: There is provided a speech processing apparatus to improve the flexibility of processing regarding speech recognition, the speech processing apparatus including: a determination unit configured to determine how to deal with a recognition result of speech data obtained by a first speech recognizer on a basis of a comparison between a certainty factor of the recognition result of the speech data obtained by the first speech recognizer and a threshold; and a threshold setting unit configured to set dynamically the threshold. The method further comprises using three operation modes where third, second and first modes comprise of three, two and one recognizers respectively, and the threshold in the third mode is lower than the second mode and higher than the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emiru Tsunoo, Toshiyuki Kumakura
  • Patent number: 10628741
    Abstract: Techniques are described for machine-trained analysis for multimodal machine learning. A computing device captures a plurality of information channels, wherein the plurality of information channels includes contemporaneous audio information and video information from an individual. A multilayered convolutional computing system learns trained weights using the audio information and the video information from the plurality of information channels, wherein the trained weights cover both the audio information and the video information and are trained simultaneously, and wherein the learning facilitates emotional analysis of the audio information and the video information. A second computing device captures further information and analyzes the further information using trained weights to provide an emotion metric based on the further information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Rana el Kaliouby, Seyedmohammad Mavadati, Taniya Mishra, Timothy Peacock, Panu James Turcot
  • Patent number: 10629192
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a voice recognition system configured to generate a custom phoneme mapping for a user. The voice recognition system can analyze a user speech sample of a grammar training set in order to generate the custom phoneme mapping. The custom phoneme mapping can be used for subsequent recognition of the user's voice within an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: David Gershon Streat
  • Patent number: 10629204
    Abstract: Utterance-based user interfaces can include activation trigger processing techniques for detecting activation triggers and causing execution of certain commands associated with particular command pattern activation triggers without waiting for output from a separate speech processing engine. The activation trigger processing techniques can also detect speech analysis patterns and selectively activate a speech processing engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventor: Richard Mitic
  • Patent number: 10621993
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an error concealment signal, includes: an LPC representation generator for generating a replacement LPC representation; an LPC synthesizer for filtering a codebook information using the replacement LPC representation; and a noise estimator for estimating a noise estimate during a reception of good audio frames, wherein the noise estimate depends on the good audio frames representation generator is configured to use the noise estimate estimated by the noise estimator in generating the replacement LPC representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Schnabel, Jérémie Lecomte, Ralph Sperschneider, Manuel Jander
  • Patent number: 10621991
    Abstract: A speaker recognition system includes a previously-trained joint neural network. An enrollment machine of the speaker recognition system is configured to operate the previously-trained joint neural network to enroll a new speaker based on audiovisual data featuring the newly enrolled speaker. A recognition machine of the speaker recognition system is configured to operate the previously-trained joint neural network to recognize a previously-enrolled speaker based on audiovisual data featuring the previously-enrolled speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shixiong Zhang, Eyal Krupka
  • Patent number: 10614818
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an error concealment signal includes an LPC (linear prediction coding) representation generator for generating a first replacement LPC representation and a different second replacement LPC representation; an LPC synthesizer for filtering a first codebook information using the first replacement representation to obtain a first replacement signal and for filtering a different second codebook information using the second replacement LPC representation to obtain a second replacement signal; and a replacement signal combiner for combining the first replacement signal and the second replacement signal to obtain the error concealment signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Schnabel, Jérémie Lecomte, Ralph Sperschneider, Manuel Jander
  • Patent number: 10592609
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for recognizing a human emotion in a message. An embodiment operates by receiving a message from a user. The embodiment labels each word of the message with a part of speech (POS) thereby creating a POS set. The embodiment creates a bag of words (BOW) for the message. The embodiment determines an incongruity score for a combination of words in the POS set using a knowledgebase. The embodiment determines a preliminary emotion detection score for an emotion for the message based on the POS set and the BOW. Finally, the embodiment calculates a final emotion detection score for the emotion for the message based on the preliminary emotion detection score and the incongruity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tucknologies Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Tucker, Bryan Novak
  • Patent number: 10558926
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting selected information from a set of symbols includes said alignment module is configured to retrieve test patterns from a symbol input, and to attempt alignment of test patterns with a canonical pattern. Successful alignment between a particular test pattern and said canonical pattern indicates of existence of information of interest in a particular candidate pattern. Upon detection of a successful alignment, the alignment module passes information concerning the test pattern to a user. Additionally, in response to detecting an unsuccessful attempt to align the first test pattern and the canonical pattern, said alignment module passes, to said user, information concerning the first test pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ACADEMIA SINICA
    Inventor: Wen-lian Hsu
  • Patent number: 10553237
    Abstract: A transmission controller monitors a sound pressure determination signal and a distance determination signal. The transmission controller controls a transmission voice processor to start an operation of generating a transmission voice signal, when the distance determination signal indicates that a distance is equal to or less than a first distance. The transmission controller controls to start an operation of determining a sound pressure of a voice signal, when the distance determination signal indicates that the distance is equal to or less than a second distance shorter than the first distance. The transmission controller supplies a transmission control signal to a transmission circuit so that the transmission circuit transmits the transmission voice signal as a radio wave, when the sound pressure determination signal indicates that the sound pressure is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Nakano
  • Patent number: 10554908
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to the application of media effects, such as visual overlays, sound effects, etc. to a video conversation. A media effect may be applied as a reaction to an occurrence in the conversation, such as in response to an emotional reaction detected by emotion analysis of information associated with the video. Effect application may be controlled through gestures, such as applying different effects with different gestures, or canceling automatic effect application using a gesture. Effects may also be applied in group settings, and may affect multiple users. A real-time data channel may synchronize effect application across multiple participants. When broadcasting a video stream that includes effects, the three channels may be sent to an intermediate server, which stitches the three channels together into a single video stream; the single video stream may then be sent to a broadcast server for distribution to the broadcast recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 10491690
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for improved intelligent personal assistant (IPA) software agents that are configured to interact with various people, service providers, and/or smart devices across multiple connection protocols, communications formats, and communication protocols in a seamless and more accurate fashion. More particularly, but not by way of limitation, this disclosure relates to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for an improved Message Understanding Service (MUS) that is able to match generic user commands and queries (i.e., commands and queries that are not explicitly directed to a particular service endpoint or smart device) with the service endpoint(s) that have the greatest confidence level of being able to handle the generic command or query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Brienne Ghafourifar, Mehdi Ghafourifar
  • Patent number: 10409797
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for providing searchable customer call indexes. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a system may receive call information associated with telephone conversations between callers and a vendor, the call information including an audio recording or transcript for each telephone conversation. The system may also identify one or more keywords from the audio recordings or transcripts and index the call information into one or more indexes based on the identified keywords. Finally, the system may determine search results responsive to a search query based on the indexing. In some embodiments, changes to customer service may be identified based on the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Nikhil Murgai
  • Patent number: 10410637
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing user-specific acoustic models are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors, receiving a plurality of speech inputs, each of the speech inputs associated with a same user of the electronic device; providing each of the plurality of speech inputs to a user-independent acoustic model, the user-independent acoustic model providing a plurality of speech results based on the plurality of speech inputs; initiating a user-specific acoustic model on the electronic device; and adjusting the user-specific acoustic model based on the plurality of speech inputs and the plurality of speech results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Paulik, Henry G. Mason, Jason A. Skinder
  • Patent number: 10402827
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for biometrics transaction processing. A location of a device associated with a user may be determined. A reference to a biometric data model associated with the user stored within a database may be retrieved, based at least in part on the location. Biometric data may be received from the user. Using the reference, the biometric data may be compared to the biometric data model stored within the database. A determination may be made whether the user is authenticated for the transaction based on the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: John F. Sheets, Kim R. Wagner, Mark A. Nelsen
  • Patent number: 10382626
    Abstract: A call handling platform receives a call placed by a caller to a calling number. The call handling platform computes an experience score for the caller using measurements of a subset of data points based on an interaction of the caller with an interactive voice response (IVR) module during the call. The experience score reflects a numerical measure of a level of satisfaction of the caller in interacting with the IVR module. The call handling platform compares the experience score to a predetermined threshold that indicates a minimum level of caller satisfaction, and determines that the experience score indicates that the caller has a lower level of satisfaction than the minimum level of satisfaction. Conditioned on this determination, the call handling platform routes the call to a human agent at a call center, along with enabling the agent to perceive a representation of the experience score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Praphul Kumar, Aaron Wellman, Ahmed Tewfik Bouzid
  • Patent number: 10379507
    Abstract: A voice control type bath system and an operating method thereof are disclosed. The voice control type bath system is utilized for a massage bath equipment and includes at least one attached device for actuating the massage bath equipment, a voice receiving unit for receiving at least one voice signal, a voice analyzing module for analyzing the at least one voice signal to generate at least one controlling command; and a main control device for controlling the at least one attached device to actuate the massage bath equipment according to the at least one controlling command and/or for controlling an actuation of the at least one attached device according to the at least one controlling command. The voice control type bath system and the operating method thereof can directly control the at least one attached device via the at least one voice signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DARTPOINT TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Lin Kang, Chao-Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10366158
    Abstract: Systems and processes for efficient word encoding are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a user input including a word sequence, and providing a representation of a current word of the word sequence. The representation of the current word may be indicative of a class of a plurality of classes and a word associated with the class. The method further includes determining a current word context based on the representation of the current word and a previous word context, and providing a representation of a next word of the word sequence. The representation of the next word of the word sequence may be based on the current word context. The method further includes displaying, proximate to the user input, the next word of the word sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. Dolfing
  • Patent number: 10360897
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for crowd-sourced data labeling. The system requests a respective response from each of a set of entities. The set of entities includes crowd workers. Next, the system incrementally receives a number of responses from the set of entities until one of an accuracy threshold is reached and m responses are received, wherein the accuracy threshold is based on characteristics of the number of responses. Finally, the system generates an output response based on the number of responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Williams, Tirso Alonso, Barbara B. Hollister, Ilya Dan Melamed
  • Patent number: 10347243
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for analyzing an utterance meaning. The method includes collecting a voice signal of an utterer; converting the collected voice signal into information in a text form, extracting a keyword of the text information from the text information, and deriving at least one utterance topic on the basis of the extracted keywords of the text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jia Lee, Jimin Han, Jung Mi Park
  • Patent number: 10339935
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for training of a text independent (TI) speaker recognition (SR) model. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes measuring context data associated with collected TI speech utterances from a user and identifying the user based on received identity measurements. The method further includes performing a speech quality analysis and a speaker state analysis based on the utterances, and evaluating a training merit value of the utterances, based on the speech quality analysis and the speaker state analysis. If the training merit value exceeds a threshold value, the utterances are stored as training data in a training database. The database is indexed by the user identity and the context data. The method further includes determining whether the stored training data has achieved a sufficiency level for enrollment of a TI SR model, and training the TI SR model for the identified user and context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gokcen Cilingir, Jonathan J. Huang, Narayan Biswal, Mandar S. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10311865
    Abstract: A method of recognizing speech. The method includes the steps of obtaining an auditory signal; processing the auditory signal into a plurality of frequency components; processing the plurality of frequency components using a plurality of feature detectors, each feature detector producing a feature detector response; generating a spike for each instance in which a feature detector response identifies a characteristic auditory feature to produce a test spike pattern for the auditory signal; and comparing the test spike pattern to a plurality of predetermined spike patterns corresponding to a plurality of speech elements to determine whether the auditory signal includes one of the plurality of speech elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dezhe Jin, Phillip Baker Schafer
  • Patent number: 10296915
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for scoring an interaction over one or more channels by an end user and an entity by monitoring the communications over the channels and assigning penalties and scores based on topics associated with the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nextiva, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomas Gorny
  • Patent number: 10269352
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting phonetically similar imposter phrases may include using automatic speech recognition (ASR) to search for a first phrase in a set of objects; producing a list of references by searching for the first phrase in the set of objects using phonetic search; using output produced by the ASR to determine whether or not a reference in the list points to a phrase that is the same as the first phrase; and if it is determined that the reference points to a second phrase that is different from the first phrase then marking the second phrase as a potential cause for a phrase search false positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NICE Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert William Morris, Neeraj Singh Verma
  • Patent number: 10262658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a voice recognition method, when receiving a voice signal, an image acquisition device is controlled to acquire images, and when the voice signal being over, the image acquisition device is controlled to stop acquiring the image; the received voice signal is recognized to obtain a voice signal recognition result; accuracies of the voice signal recognition result and the lip-reading recognition result is calculated, the recognition result with a higher accuracy is taken as a current voice recognition result. The present disclosure also provides a voice recognition system. The present disclosure improves the accuracy of the voice recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELETRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunyuan Fu
  • Patent number: 10245430
    Abstract: A signal processing method for cochlear implant is performed by a speech processor and comprises a noise reduction stage and a signal compression stage. The noise reduction stage can efficiently reduce noise in a electrical speech signal of a normal speech. The signal compression stage can perform good signal compression to enhance signals to stimulate cochlear nerves of a patient with hearing loss. The patient who uses a cochlear implant performing the signal processing method of the present disclosure can accurately hear normal speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: iMEDI PLUS Inc.
    Inventor: Kun-Hsi Tsai
  • Patent number: 10243717
    Abstract: A server receives sensor information from a wireless device and provides control signals based on the sensor information to the wireless device for enabling the device to perform a control task. The server receives an estimate of imminent connection state of the wireless device. Upon the state indicating a connection quality parameter to have a quality below a first threshold, the server provides an information package to be sent to the wireless device for enabling the device to perform an increased part of the control task locally at the device. Upon the state indicating the connection quality parameter to have a quality above a second threshold, the server provides an information package to be sent to the wireless device for enabling the device to be relieved from performing at least a part of the control task by the server providing increased aid in performing the control task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Johan Eker
  • Patent number: 10235365
    Abstract: Applications and services are disclosed for transforming spoken thoughts to a visual representation of related topics found in the spoken thoughts. Transforming the spoken thoughts can include receiving audio input of a spoken thought of a user and converting the audio input to text of the spoken thought. The system can identify a plurality of topics from the text using word frequency, and can create a topic graph for the plurality of topics by determining relationships between topics of the plurality of topics, and assigning a weight to each of the plurality of topics based at least on the determined relationships. The system can generate a visual display of the topic graph for the plurality of topics by representing relevant topics of the plurality of topics using topic shapes, which can be connected by the determined relationships and sized by the assigned weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa C. Cherian
  • Patent number: 10229533
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a pattern in time series data representing an operation of a machine. A memory to store and provide a set of training data examples generated by a sensor of the machine, wherein each training data example represents an operation of the machine for a period of time ending with a failure of the machine. A processor configured to iteratively partition each training data example into a normal region and an abnormal region, determine a predictive pattern absent from the normal regions and present in each abnormal region only once, and determine a length of the abnormal region. Outputting the predictive pattern via an output interface in communication with the processor or storing the predictive pattern in memory, wherein the predictive pattern is a predictive estimate of an impending failure and assists in management of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Siheng Chen, Chen Feng, Anthony Vetro
  • Patent number: 10218770
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a system and method for sharing between computing devices via a sharing interface, a speech recognition program profile for one or more applications. Another embodiment provides a system and method for sharing between computing devices via an sharing interface, a speech recognition program profile for one or more games. In an embodiment of the invention a personal computer or tablet may comprise a computing device and or a sharing interface. In an embodiment of the invention a cell phone may comprise a computing device and or a sharing interface. In an embodiment of the invention a game play device may be a computing device and or a sharing interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Goller, Stuart E. Goller
  • Patent number: 10199039
    Abstract: A machine-readable medium may include a group of reusable components for building a spoken dialog system. The reusable components may include a group of previously collected audible utterances. A machine-implemented method to build a library of reusable components for use in building a natural language spoken dialog system may include storing a dataset in a database. The dataset may include a group of reusable components for building a spoken dialog system. The reusable components may further include a group of previously collected audible utterances. A second method may include storing at least one set of data. Each one of the at least one set of data may include ones of the reusable components associated with audible data collected during a different collection phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Giuseppe Di Fabbrizio, David Crawford Gibbon, Dilek Z. Hakkani-Tur, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray, Gokhan Tur
  • Patent number: 10192166
    Abstract: A method of determining a false and/or a true positive rate is provided. A true count value and a false count value are initialized for probability bins. For a plurality of records, a truth of event occurrence and a probability of occurrence are read; a probability bin that includes the probability of occurrence is determined; the true count value of the determined probability bin is incremented when the truth of event occurrence indicates true; and the false count value of the determined probability bin is incremented when the truth of event occurrence indicates false. A true positive rate and a false positive rate are computed for each probability bin based on the true count value, the false count value, a determined total number of true event occurrences, and a determined total number of false event occurrences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10181985
    Abstract: Describe herein are techniques for providing cloud-based discovery. For example, a device may be configured to provide device registration and de-registration notifications to a cloud-based discovery service. The cloud-based discovery service may be configured to respond to discovery request by identifying registered devices that meet the criteria of the discovery request. The cloud-based discovery service may also be configured to provide endpoint information associated with registered devices in response to the discovery request, such that a device is able to utilize the endpoint information to connect with one or more of the registered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham M. Passaglia, Nadir Kiyanclar, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Edward J. Gayles, Samuel S. Gigliotti, Brett N. Lynnes, John L. Miller, Ruoruo Zhang, Rajasimman Madhivanan
  • Patent number: 10176219
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing alternative query suggestions. For example, a spoken natural language expression may be received and converted to a textual query by a speech recognition component. The spoken natural language expression may include one or more words, terms, and/or phrases. A phonetically confusable segment of the textual query may be identified by a classifier component. The classifier component may determine at least one alternative query based on identifying at least the phonetically confusable segment of the textual query. The classifier may further determine whether to suggest the at least one alternative query based on whether the at least one alternative query is sensical and/or useful. When it is determined to suggest the at least one alternative query, the at least one alternative query may be provided to and displayed on a user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Dumoulin, Ali Ahmadi, Sarangarajan Parthasarathy, Nick Craswell, Umut Ozertem, Milad Shokouhi, Karthik Raghunathan, Rosie Jones
  • Patent number: 10169546
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention may be used to improve enforcement and compliance with publishing rules in an automated and provable manner. Prior to publication, documents may be processed using publishing rules (workflows) based on conceptual analysis of document content. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include a content creation system configured to provide prompt feedback on content coverage. Such a system enables the creator of information to better understand what approval requirements apply to content they create and intend to publish, as the content is being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Frederick A. Kulack, Eric W. Will
  • Patent number: 10169319
    Abstract: A dialog performance improvement method, system, and computer program product, include, computing a plurality of question classes and a confidence score for each of the question classes for a language input of a user, comparing the confidence score to an upper threshold and a lower threshold for each of the question classes to determine which of at least one action to perform, receiving a language feedback from the user for the performed action, and adjusting at least one of the upper threshold and the lower threshold based on the language feedback from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Hudson Connell, II, Mishal Dholakia, Shang Qing Guo, Jonathan Lenchner
  • Patent number: 10163444
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an error concealment signal, includes: an LPC representation generator for generating a replacement LPC representation; an LPC synthesizer for filtering a codebook information using the replacement LPC representation; and a noise estimator for estimating a noise estimate during a reception of good audio frames, wherein the noise estimate depends on the good audio frames representation generator is configured to use the noise estimate estimated by the noise estimator in generating the replacement LPC representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Schnabel, Jérémie Lecomte, Ralph Sperschneider, Manuel Jander
  • Patent number: 10140988
    Abstract: A computer system comprises an input configured to receive voice input from a user, the voice input having speech intervals separated by non-speech intervals; an ASR system configured to identify individual words in the voice input during speech intervals of the voice input, and store the identified words in memory; a speech overload detection module configured to detect at a time during a speech interval of the voice input a speech overload condition; and a notification module configured to output to the user, in response to said to detection, a notification of the speech overload condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond J. Froelich
  • Patent number: 10140993
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an error concealment signal includes an LPC (linear prediction coding) representation generator for generating a first replacement LPC representation and a different second replacement LPC representation; an LPC synthesizer for filtering a first codebook information using the first replacement representation to obtain a first replacement signal and for filtering a different second codebook information using the second replacement LPC representation to obtain a second replacement signal; and a replacement signal combiner for combining the first replacement signal and the second replacement signal to obtain the error concealment signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Michael Schnabel, Jérémie Lecomte, Ralph Sperschneider, Manuel Jander
  • Patent number: 10116748
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable mobile devices, such as phones and the like, to integrate with an in-vehicle information/entertainment system to enable the user to control the in-vehicle information/entertainment system by way of their mobile phone. Users can leverage the functionality of their mobile phone to promote an in-vehicle experience which can be contextually tailored to the user's or the vehicle's context. Yet other embodiments can purvey an in-vehicle experience through a cloud based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Ryan Farmer, Mike Glass, Vikram Padmakar Bapat, Kristoffer S. Schultz, Oscar E. Murillo
  • Patent number: 10114813
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises a display unit, a sound sensing unit receiving a user's voice, a database storing text displayed on the display unit for a predetermined time period, and a controller extracting from the database at least one text corresponding to a user's voice received within a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seungshin Lee
  • Patent number: 10074372
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processor configured to perform automatic speech recognition (ASR) on a speech input by using a speech recognition model that is stored in a memory and a communication module configured to provide the speech input to a server and receive a speech instruction, which corresponds to the speech input, from the server. The electronic device may perform different operations according to a confidence score of a result of the ASR. Besides, it may be permissible to prepare other various embodiments speculated through the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Yeong Jung, Kyung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10068569
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor includes code to cause the processor to receive acoustic data representing an utterance spoken by a language learner in a non-native language in response to prompting the language learner to recite a word in the non-native language and receive a pronunciation lexicon of the word in the non-native language. The pronunciation lexicon includes at least one alternative pronunciation of the word based on a pronunciation lexicon of a native language of the language learner. The code causes the processor to generate an acoustic model of the at least one alternative pronunciation in the non-native language and identify a mispronunciation of the word in the utterance based on a comparison of the acoustic data with the acoustic model. The code causes the processor to send feedback related to the mispronunciation of the word to the language learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROSETTA STONE LTD.
    Inventors: Theban Stanley, Kadri Hacioglu, Vesa Siivola