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PATENTS

Balchandran, R., Boyer, L. M., Lewis, J. R., & Metz, B. D. (2016). Method and system for conveying an example in a natural language understanding application. Issued as Patent 9384190 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Gomez, F., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Sullivan, S. C. (2014). Method and system for defining standard catch styles for speech application code generation. Issued as Patent 8799001 in the US.

 

Lewis, James R., Simpson, A., & Jaiswal, P.  (2014).  Automatic generation of distractors for special-purpose speech recognition grammars.  Issued as Patent 8688452 in the US.

 

Balchandran, R., Boyer, L. M., Lewis, J. R., & Metz, B. D. (2013). Method and system for conveying an example in a natural language understanding application. Issued as Patent 8612229 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Jaiswal, P. (2013). Interactive voice response (IVR) system call interruption handling. Issued as Patent 8494122 in the US.

 

Bodin, W. K., Lewis, J. R., & Wilson, L. R.  (2013).  Automatically providing a user with substitutes for potentially ambiguous user-defined speech commands.  Issued as Patent 8380514 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Jaiswal, P. (2013). Interactive voice response (IVR) system call interruption handling. Issued as Patent 8374317 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Gomez, F., Lewis, J. R., & Michelini, V. V. (2013). Method and arrangement for managing grammar options in a graphical callflow builder. Issued as Patent 8355918 in the US.

 

Dhanakshirur, G., & Lewis, J. R. (2012).  Automating input when testing voice-enabled applications. Issued as Patent 8260617 in the US.

 

Commarford, P. M, Kotan, C. A., Lewis, J. R., & Sadowski, W. J. (2012). Help option enhancement for interactive voice response systems. Issued as Patent 8136026 in the US.

 

Dhanakshirur, G., & Lewis, J. R. (2012).  Method and system for collecting audio prompts in a dynamically generated voice application. Issued as Patent 8126716 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Creamer, T. E., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., Sadowski, W., & Strohofer, C. J.  (2012).  Adjusting music length to expected waiting time while caller is on hold.  Issued as Patent 8102987 in the US.

 

Bodin, W. K., Lewis, J. R., & Wilson, L. R.  (2012).  Automatically providing a user with substitutes for potentially ambiguous user-defined speech commands.  Issued as Patent 8099287 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Lewis, J. R., & Mirt, M.  (2011).  Automatic generation of a callflow statistics application for speech systems.  Issued as Patent 8005202 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Gomez, F., Lewis, J. R., Pietrocarlo, G. J., & Sadowski, W. J. (2011). System, apparatus, and methods for creating alternate-mode applications. Issued as Patent 7920681 in the US.

 

Davis, B. L., Gee, J. S., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Polkosky, M. D. (2011). Efficient presentation of correction options in a speech interface based upon user selection probability. Issued as Patent 7885816 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Jaiswal, P. (2010). Method and system of dynamically adjusting a speech output rate to match a speech input rate. Issued as Patent 7848920 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Gomez, F., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Sullivan, S. C. (2010). Method and system for switching between prototype and real code production in a graphical call flow builder. Issued as Patent 7797676 in the US.

 

Kemble, K. A., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Zabolotskaya, M. (2010). Automatic selection of a disambiguation data field for a speech interface. Issued as Patent 7769592 in the US.

 

Cross, C. W., Jania, F. L., & Lewis, J. R. (2010). Oral modification of an ASR lexicon of an ASR engine. Issued as Patent 7676371 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Sadowski, W. J. (2009). Dynamically alerting callers of changes to menu structures in a telephone prompting system. Issued as Patent 7602889 in the US.

 

Epstein, M. E., & Lewis, J. R. (2009). Biasing a speech recognizer based on prompt context. Issued as Patent 7542907 in the US.

 

Fischer, D., Jacob, M., & Lewis, J. R. (2009). Aiding visual search in a list of learnable speech commands. Issued as Patent 7526735 in the US.

 

Davis, B. L., Gandhi, S. B., Jaiswal, P., Lewis, J. R., & Wang, F. (2009). Method and system for establishing a biometrically enabled password. Issued as Patent 7506174 in the

US.

Commarford, P. M, Kotan, C. A., Lewis, J. R., & Sadowski, W. J. (2009). Help option enhancement for interactive voice response systems. Issued as Patent 7490286 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Creamer, T. E., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., Sadowski, W. J., & Strohofer, C. J. (2008). Adjusting music length to expected waiting time while caller is on hold/I>. Issued as Patent 7450711 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Jaiswal, P. (2008). Method and system of dynamically adjusting a speech output rate to match a speech input rate. Issued as Patent 7412378 in the US.

 

Haenel, W., Lewis, J. R., & Vizner, D. L. (2008). Automatic and usability-optimized aggregation of voice portlets into a speech portal menu. Issued as Patent 7401024 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Longenberger, C. A., & Reich, D. E. (2008). Method and system for trimming audio files. Issued as Patent 7356469 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., Gomez, F., & Lewis, J. R. (2008). Method and system for selecting speech or DTMF interfaces or a mixture of both. Issued as Patent 7356130 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Sadowski, W. J. (2008). Dynamically alerting callers of changes to menu structures in a telephone prompting system. Issued as Patent 7346153 in the US.

 

Bou-Ghannam, A. A., Davis, B. L., Jaiswal, P., Lewis, J. R., & Wang, F. (2007). Technique for audibly providing driving directions using a mobile telephone. Issued as Patent 7308360 in the US.

 

Agapi, C., & Lewis, J. R. (2007). Compressed list presentation for speech user interfaces. Issued as Patent 7289962 in the US.

 

Ballard, B. E., Lewis, J. R., Ortega, K. A., Van Buskirk, R. E., & Wang, H. (2007). Speech recognition correction for devices having limited or no display. Issued as Patent 7200555 in the US.

 

Kennedy, P. J., Lewis, J. R., & Sawin, D. (2007). Method for touchscreen data input. Issued as Patent 7190348 in the US.

 

Kemble, K. A., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Zabolotskaya, M. (2006). Efficient presentation of database query results through audio user interfaces. Issued as Patent 7117442 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Ortega, K. A., Rutherfoord, C. T., & Smith, M. E. (2006). Method for preserving contextual accuracy in an extendible speech recognition language model. Issued as Patent 7103533 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Polkosky, M. D., & Sadowski, W. J. (2006). Method of nonvisual enrollment for speech recognition. Issued as Patent 7092884 in the US.

 

Kemble, K. A., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Zabolotskaya, M. (2006). Method for processing initially recognized speech in a speech recognition session. Issued as Patent 7072837 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Polkosky, M. D., & Sadowski, W. J. (2006). Automatic generation of efficient grammar for heading selection. Issued as Patent 7054813 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2006). Method for guiding text-to-speech output timing using speech recognition markers. Issued as Patent 7010489 in the US.

 

Hartley, M. W., Lewis, J. R., & Ma, D. F. (2005). Voice spelling in an audio-only interface. Issued as Patent 6975986 in the US.

 

Hartley, M. W., Lewis, J. R., & Reich, D. E. (2005). Method of speech recognition using empirically determined word candidates. Issued as Patent 6963834 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Maners, J. E., Ortega, K. A., Perrone, M. P., Ratzlaff, E. H., Subrahmonia, J., Van Buskirk, R., & Wang, H. (2004). System and method for automatic quality assurance of user enrollment in a recognition system. Issued as Patent 6826306 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Kist, T. (2004). Method of providing concise forms of natural commands. Issued as Patent 6801897 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2004). Method for enhancing dictation and command discrimination. Issued as Patent 6795806 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2004). Transcribing text from computer voice mail. Filed as Docket BC9-99-018. Issued as Patent 6775651 in the US.

Lewis, J. R. (2004). Method of decoding telegraphic speech. Issued as Patent 6772116 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Keller, A., Hanson, G. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ballard, B. E., & Ortega, K. A. (2004). Method and system for proofreading and correcting dictated text. Issued as Patent 6760700 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Kist, T. A., Boyer, L. M., Smith, M. E., & Ortega, K. A. (2004). System and method for concurrent presentation of multiple audio information sources. Filed as Docket BC9-98-106. Issued as Patent 6757656 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Kist, T. A., Boyer, L. M., Smith, M. E., & Ortega, K. A. (2004). Method and apparatus for recognizing "FROM HERE - TO HERE" voice command structures in a finite grammar speech recognition system. Filed as Docket BC9-98-106. Issued as Patent 6745165 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Keller, A., Egger, H., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2004). Method and apparatus for improving speech recognition accuracy. Issued as Patent 6675142 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Horowitz, B., & Reich, D. E. (2003). Speech recognition system for database access through the use of data domain overloading of grammars. Issued as Patent 6662157 in the US.

 

Kemble, K. A., Lewis, J. R., Michelini, V. V., & Zabolotskaya, M. (2003). Dynamically adjusting speech menu presentation style. Issued as Patent 6658386 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Tan, J. W., & Boyer, L. M. (2003). Speech enabling labeless controls in an existing graphical user interface. Issued as Patent 6615176 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Keller, A., Hanson, G. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ballard, B. E., & Ortega, K. A. (2003). Method and system for proofreading and correcting dictated text. Issued as Patent 6611802 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2003). Method and system for determining available and alternative speech commands. Issued as Patent 6591236 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ballard, B. E. (2003). Method and apparatus for intelligently managing multiple pronunciations for a speech recognition vocabulary. Issued as Patent 6577999 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2003). Speech recognition enrollment for non-readers and displayless devices. Issued as Patent 6560574 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2003). Method and apparatus for transcribing multiple files into a single document. Issued as Patent 6535848 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Tan, J. W., Boyer, L. M., & Ortega, K. A. (2003). Method for hands-free operation of a pointer. Issued as Patent 6519566 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Ratzlaff, E. H., Pitrelli, J. F., Subrahmonia, J., & Perrone, M. (2002). System and method for providing user-directed constraints for handwriting recognition. Issued as Patent 6401067 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Keller, A., Egger, H., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2002). Method and apparatus for improving speech recognition accuracy. Issued as Patent 6370503 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2002). Method and apparatus for activating and deactivating auxiliary topic libraries in a speech dictation system. Issued as Patent 6360201 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Nassiff, A., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2002). Method and apparatus for improving speech command recognition accuracy using event-based constraints. Issued as Patent 6345254 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2001). Adding a vocabulary word by using the language model statistics of another word. Issued as Patent 6334102 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Maes, S. H., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2001). System to transcribe multiple speakers using speaker ID. Issued as Patent 6332122 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2001). Method and apparatus for correcting misinterpreted voice commands in a speech recognition system. Issued as Patent 6327566 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ballard, B. E. (2001). Noise recognizer for speech recognition systems. Issued as Patent 6324499 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2001). Speech recognition enrollment for non-readers and displayless devices. Issued as Patent 6324507 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Ortega, K. A., & Ballard, B. E. (2001). Method and apparatus for propagating corrections in speech recognition software. Issued as Patent 6314397 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Nassiff, A., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ortega, K. A., & Wang, H. (2001). Method and apparatus for providing an event-based what-can-I-say window. Issued as Patent 6308157 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R. (2001). Method and apparatus for automatically determining whether to update a language model in a speech recognition system. Issued as Patent 6275803 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R. (2001). Method and system for generating a minimal set of test phrases for testing a natural commands grammar. Issued as Patent 6275792 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Gong, Q., Van Buskirk, R. E., & Wang, H. (2001). Natural speech error correction for character languages. Issued as Patent 6260015 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ballard, B. E. (2001). Method and system for distinguishing between text insertion and replacement. Issued as Patent 6253177 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., Keller, A., Kist, T. A., Boyer, L. M., Van Buskirk, R. E., Ballard, B. E., & Ortega, K. A. (2001). Managing voice commands in speech applications. Issued as Patent 6182046 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Smith, M. E. (2000). Automatically updating language models. Issued as Patent 6138099 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2000). Reconciling recognition and text-to-speech vocabularies. Issued as Patent 6119085 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R. (2000). Determining theft of grammar code. Issued as Patent 6115820 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R. (2000). A proofreading aid based on the analysis of closed-class vocabulary (function) words. Issued as Patent 6081772 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Van Buskirk, R. (2000). Multiple function graphical user interface minibar. Issued as Patent 6075534 in the US.

 

Lewis, J. R., & Ortega, K. A. (2000). Using TTS to fill in for missing dictation audio. Issued as Patent 6023678 in the US.

 

Ballard, B. E., Lewis, J. R., Ortega, K. A., & Van Buskirk, R. (1999). Method for correcting frequently misrecognized words or commands in speech applications. Issued as Patent 5970451 in the US.

 

Allard, D. J., Au, C. Y., Canova, Jr., F. J., Goodwin, J. F., Hsieh, D. M., Johnson, D. G., Lanier, C. S., Lewis, J. R., Tiller, B. K, Villafana, W., & Yee, R. L. (1998). Apparatus and method for marking text on a display screen in a personal communications device. Issued as Patent 5815142 in the US.

 

Goodwin, J. F., Lanier, C. S., Lewis, J. R., Tiller, B. K., & Yee, R. L. (1998). Apparatus and method therefore of intelligently searching for information in a personal communications device. Issued as Patent 5708804 in the US.

 

Goodwin, J. F., Johnson, D. G., Lewis, J. R., Rasmussen, D. J., Tiller, B. K., & Yee, R. L. (1997). Method and apparatus for consistent user interface in a multiple application personal communications device. Issued as Patent 5619684 in the US.

 

Allard, D. J., Canova, Jr., F. J., Johnson, D. G., Lanier, C. S., Lewis, J. R., Tiller, B. K., Villafana, W., & Yee, R. L. (1997). Personal communicator having improved zoom and pan functions for editing information on touch sensitive display. Issued as Patent 5615384 in the US.

 

Allard, D. J., Au, C. Y., Beatty, B. A., Canova, Jr., F. J., Corkell, A. F., Cox, R. L., DeBauche, B. J., Ferrier, R. B., Goodwin, J. F., Hsieh, D. M., Johnson, D. G., Lanier, C. S.,

 

Lewis, J. R., Murakami, T. T., Osborn, N., Padgett, R. S., Rivero, J. L., Stout, J. L., Tiller, B. K, Villafana, W., Whitley, W. P., Wulf, J. C., & Yee, R. L. (1996). Selective reconfiguration method and apparatus. Issued as Patent 5568536 in the US.

 

Allard, D. J., Eastwood, P. R., Goodwin, J. F., Lewis, J. R., & Rasmussen, David J. (1996). Apparatus for auto dialing telephone numbers and DTMF tones in a personal communication device. Issued as Patent 5561705 in the US.

 

Allard, D. J., Beatty, B. A., Canova, Jr., F. J., DeBauche, B. J., Hsieh, D. M., Johnson, D. G., Lanier, C. S., Lewis, J. R., Tiller, B. K., Villafana, W., & Yee, R. L. (1995). Personal communicator having improved contrast control for a liquid crystal, touch sensitive display. Issued as Patent 5422656 in the US.