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Michael I Ingrassia Jr, Nathaniel Paine Hramits: Systems and methods for controlling output of content based on human recognition data detection. Apple, Van Court & Aldridge, April 25, 2017: US09633186 (32 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling output of content based on human recognition data captured by one or more sensors of an electronic device are provided. The control of the output of particular content may be based on an action of a rule defined for the particular content, and may be performed whe ...


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Allen P Haughay: User profiling for voice input processing. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 25, 2017: US09633660 (31 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure generally relates to systems and methods for processing received voice inputs for user identification. In an example process, voice input can be processed using a subset of words from a library used to identify the words or phrases of the voice input. The subset can be selecte ...


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Eran Raichstein, James P Smith, Gregory J Tevis, David G Van Hise, Oren Wolf: Automated and self-adjusting data protection driven by business and data activity events. International Business Machines Corporation, Kunzier Law Group, April 25, 2017: US09632875 (24 worldwide citation)

Techniques for adjusting the frequency of data backups and initiating event-driven backups in a storage system are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a self-adjusting backup frequency, known as a “Change Rate Objective,” is defined to conduct or delay backups for one or more volumes in the storage ...


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Kurt Keipert, Adam Schafer: Automatic muting. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 25, 2017: US09632746 (21 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for altering a volume level of an electronic device may include receiving a user input indicative of triggering a remote find operation to locate a remote control, and in response to the user input, sending a remote find instruction to the remote control. The remote find instruct ...


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Anoop K Sinha: System and method for detecting errors in interactions with a voice-based digital assistant. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 25, 2017: US09633674 (19 worldwide citation)

The method is performed at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors. A speech input containing a request is received from a user. At least one action in furtherance of satisfying the request is performed. A u ...


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Mark D Hamm, Miley E Ainsworth: Sensor zone management. FedEx Corporate Services, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 25, 2017: US09633327 (19 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for tracking one or more items. In one exemplary embodiment, there is provided a method for tracking an item. The method may include periodically detecting sensor information of an item by a sensor device. The method may also include perio ...


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Daniele Giacobello, Jason Wung, Joshua Atkins, Ramin Pichevar, Raghavendra Prabhu: Voice quality enhancement techniques, speech recognition techniques, and related systems. Apple, Ganz Pollard, April 25, 2017: US09633671 (18 worldwide citation)

An echo canceller can be arranged to receive an input signal and to receive a reference signal. The echo canceller can subtract a linear component of the reference signal from the input signal. A noise suppressor can suppress non-linear effects of the reference signal in the input signal in correspo ...


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Alexander Faaborg: Device designation for audio input monitoring. Google, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, April 25, 2017: US09632748 (18 worldwide citation)

A computing device comprises at least one processor, and at least one module operable by the at least one processor to designate a particular computing device from a plurality of computing devices to process audio input, wherein the computing device comprises a first computing device from the plural ...


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I Ru Liu, Ji Shang Yu, Chao Pin Liu, Wen Pin Lo, Hsin Hsiung Kang, Hua Chung Kung: Wireless network device and wireless network control method. ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, April 25, 2017: US09635619 (17 worldwide citation)

A wireless network device includes an antenna array and a lobe interleaver. The antenna array includes a plurality of antenna elements with different squint angles. The lobe interleaver is coupled to the antenna elements and has a plurality of output lobe ports. The lobe interleaver divides and inte ...


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Michael Froimowitz Greenzeiger, Mehul K Sanghavi, Ravindra Phulari: Content ranking and serving on a multi-user device or interface. Apple, Polsinelli, April 25, 2017: US09633368 (17 worldwide citation)

The effectiveness of targeted content delivery at a multi-user interface can be directly linked to a proper targeting of users. A way of improving targeted content delivery at a multi-user interface can be to determine which users should be targeted based on one or more criteria. The present technol ...