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Lisa J Stifelman, Gary Clayton, Rao S Surapaneni, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Method and apparatus for providing ringback tones. TellMe Networks, Perkins Coie, November 3, 2009: US07613287 (128 worldwide citation)

A method of providing a ringback tone to a calling party. The method includes receiving a call directed to a subscriber from the calling party. At least one of an adaptive ringback tone and an actionable ringback tone is provided to the calling party. The adaptive ringback tone is based on state dat ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Location based conversational understanding. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Danielle Johnston Holmes, Steven Spellman, Mickey Minhas, January 26, 2016: US09244984 (4 worldwide citation)

Location-based conversational understanding may be provided. Upon receiving a query from a user, an environmental context associated with the query may be generated. The query may be interpreted according to the environmental context. The interpreted query may be executed and at least one result ass ...


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Lisa J Stifelman, Gary Clayton, Rao Surapaneni, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Method and apparatus for providing ringback tones. TellMe Networks, Perkins Coie, September 13, 2011: US08019072 (2 worldwide citation)

A method of providing a ringback tone to a calling party. The method includes receiving a call directed to a subscriber from the calling party. At least one of an adaptive ringback tone and an actionable ringback tone is provided to the calling party. The adaptive ringback tone is based on state dat ...


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Tuomo J Raitio, Melvyn J Hunt, Hywel B Richards, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Digital assistant providing whispered speech. Apple, Dentons US, January 29, 2019: US10192552

Systems and processes for detecting and/or providing a whispered speech response are provided. In one example process, speech is received from a user, and based on the speech input, determined that a whispered speech response is to be provided. Upon determining that a whispered speech response is to ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Combined activation for natural user interface systems. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steven Spellman, Tom Wong, Micky Minhas, March 29, 2016: US09298287

A user interaction activation may be provided. A plurality of signals received from a user may be evaluated to determine whether the plurality of signals are associated with a visual display. If so, the plurality of signals may be translated into an agent action and a context associated with the vis ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Location-based conversational understanding. Microsoft Technology Licensing, August 14, 2018: US10049667

Location-based conversational understanding may be provided. Upon receiving a query from a user, an environmental context associated with the query may be generated. The query may be interpreted according to the environmental context. The interpreted query may be executed and at least one result ass ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Task driven user intents. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Merchant & Gould P C, December 12, 2017: US09842168

Identification of user intents may be provided. A plurality of network applications may be identified, and an ontology associated with each of the plurality of applications may be defined. If a phrase received from a user is associated with at least one of the defined ontologies, an action associate ...


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Larry Paul Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta, David Mitby, Lisa Stifelman: Personalization of queries, conversations, and searches. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Merchant & Gould P C, January 2, 2018: US09858343

Personalization of user interactions may be provided. Upon receiving a phrase from a user, a plurality of semantic concepts associated with the user may be loaded. If the phrase is determined to comprise at least one of the plurality of semantic concepts associated with the user, a first action may ...


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Lisa J Stifelman, Gary Clayton, Rao Surapaneni, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Method and apparatus for providing ringback tones. Microsoft Corporation, Steve Spellman, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, April 8, 2014: US08693662

A method of providing a ringback tone to a calling party. The method includes receiving a call directed to a subscriber from the calling party. At least one of an adaptive ringback tone and an actionable ringback tone is provided to the calling party. The adaptive ringback tone is based on state dat ...


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Lisa Stifelman, Dilek Hakkani Tur, Larry Heck, Madhusudan Chinthakunta: Using human wizards in a conversational understanding system. Microsoft Technology Licensing, November 28, 2017: US09830039

A wizard control panel may be used by a human wizard to adjust the operation of a Natural Language (NL) conversational system during a real-time dialog flow. Input to the wizard control panel is detected and used to interrupt/change an automatic operation of one or more of the NL conversational syst ...