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Recent Patents in Signal Processing (July 2012) - Machine Learning

For the July 2012 edition, we focus on recent patents in machine learning. These are inventions primarily concerning the use of advanced learning methods in signal processing applications.

US 8,209,270, "Supervised learning with multi-scale time intervals using a statistical classification model to classify unlabeled events ", by Gargi, et al., filed August 1, 2011, issued June 26, 2012, assigned to Google Inc. (Mountain View, CA).

US 8,204,301, “Iterative data reweighting for balanced model learning”,   by Xiao, et al., filed February 25, 2009, issued June 19, 2012, assigned to Seiko Epson Corporation (Tokyo, JP).

US8,200,610 , “System and method for supporting the utilization of machine learning ”, by Birch, et al., filed September 19, 2011, issued June 12, 2012, assigned to Convergys CMG Utah, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT).

US8,195,674, “Large scale machine learning systems and methods”,  by Bem, et al., filed June 24, 2010, issued June 5, 2012, assigned to Google Inc. (Mountain View, CA).

US8,194,848, “Adaptive, self-learning optimization module for rule-based customer interaction systems”,   by Zernik, et al., filed May 9, 2007, issued June 5, 2012, assigned to Nice Systems Ltd. (Raanana, IL).

US8,190,216, “Mobile phone power-saving by usage learning”,  by King, et al., filed May 5, 2009, issued May 29, 2012, assigned to Broadcom Corporation (Irvine, CA).

US8,189,905, “Cognitive model for a machine-learning engine in a video analysis system”,  by Eaton, et al., filed July 9, 2008, issued May 29, 2012, assigned to Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (Houston, TX).

US8,185,781, “Invariants-based learning method and system for failure diagnosis in large scale computing systems”,  by Chen, et al., filed April 5, 2010, issued May 22, 2012, assigned to NEC Laboratories America, Inc. (Princeton, NJ).

US8,176,419, “Self learning contextual spell corrector”,  by Zhu, et al., filed December 19, 2007, issued May 8, 2012, assigned to Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA).

US8,175,984, “Action based learning”,  by George, et al., filed December 5, 2008, issued May 8, 2012, assigned to Numenta, Inc. (Redwood City, CA).

US8,175,851, “Using statistical learning methods to fuse parameter estimates”,  by Francis, et al., filed September 24, 2009, issued May 8, 2012, assigned to L-3 Services, Inc. (San Diego, CA).

US8,167,430, “Unsupervised learning of temporal anomalies for a video surveillance system”,  by Cobb, et al., filed August 31, 2009, issued May 1, 2012, assigned to Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (Houston, TX).


US8,165,406, “Interactive concept learning in image search”,  by Tan, et al., filed December 12, 2007, issued April 24, 2012, assigned to Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, WA).

US8,155,960, “System and method for unsupervised and active learning for automatic speech recognition”,  by Hakkani-Tur, et al., filed September 19, 2011, issued April 10, 2012, assigned to T&T Intellectual Property II, L.P. (Atlanta, GA).

US8,150,822, “On-line iterative multistage search engine with text categorization and supervised learning”,  by Bluvband, et al., filed January 9, 2008, issued April 3, 2012, assigned to Favoweb Ltd. (Tel-Aviv, IL).

If you have an interesting patent to share when we next feature patents on machine learning, or if you are especially interested in a signal processing research field that you would want to be highlighted in this section, please send email to Shantanu Rane (rane AT merl DOT com).

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