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GRUBER THOMAS ROBERT: Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Raubvogel Amir H, July 21, 2011: WO/2011/088053 (128 worldwide citation)

An intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different pla ...


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Adam Cheyer, Didier Guzzoni: Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, March 18, 2014: US08677377 (81 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for building an intelligent automated assistant. Embodiments of the present invention rely on the concept of “active ontologies” (e.g., execution environments constructed in an ontology-like manner) to build and run applications for use by intelligent automated as ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler: Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, March 11, 2014: US08670979 (49 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent automated assistant are disclosed. A user request is received through a conversation interface of the intelligent automated assistant, the user request including at least a speech input received from a user. O ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler: Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 19, 2016: US09318108 (32 worldwide citation)

An intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different pla ...


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Adam John Cheyer, Christopher Dean Brigham, Didier Rene Guzzoni: Determining user intent based on ontologies of domains. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 27, 2015: US08942986 (27 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent digital assistant are disclosed. A plurality of predefined domains each representing a respective area of service offered by an intelligent automated assistant are stored. A text string derived from a user req ...


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Marcel Van Os, Harry J Saddler, Lia T Napolitano, Jonathan H Russell, Patrick M Lister, Rohit Dasari: Intelligent automated assistant for TV user interactions. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, May 10, 2016: US09338493 (17 worldwide citation)

Systems and processes are disclosed for controlling television user interactions using a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant can interact with a television set-top box to control content shown on a television. Speech input for the virtual assistant can be received from a device with a microphone. ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Adam John Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus, Didier Rene Guzzoni, Christopher Dean Brigham, Richard Donald Giuli, Marcello Bastea Forte, Harry Joseph Saddler: Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2017: US09548050 (10 worldwide citation)

The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different pl ...


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Sameer Badaskar: Voice-based media searching. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2017: US09547647 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for searching for media items using a voice-based digital assistant are described. Natural language text strings corresponding to search queries are provided. The search queries include query terms. The text strings may correspond to speech inputs input by a user into an electron ...


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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 (8 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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Lawrence Y Yang, Christopher Wilson, Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C Dye, Jonathan P Ive, Stephen O Lemay, Lee S Broughton: Reduced size configuration interface. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, January 17, 2017: US09547419 (7 worldwide citation)

An electronic device with a camera invokes a wireless communications pairing mode for pairing the electronic device with an external device. The electronic device obtains an image via the camera. The image contains a pattern displayed on a display screen of the external device, and the pattern compr ...



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