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Michael R Sumner, Brandon J Newendorp, Ryan M Orr: Structured dictation using intelligent automated assistants. Apple, Dentons US, January 9, 2018: US09865280

Systems and processes for structured dictation using intelligent automated assistants are provided. In one example process, a speech input representing a user request can be received. In addition, metadata associated with the speech input can be received. A text string corresponding to the speech in ...


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Philippe P Piernot, Justin G Binder: Reducing the need for manual start/end-pointing and trigger phrases. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, July 25, 2017: US09715875

Systems and processes for selectively processing and responding to a spoken user input are provided. In one example, audio input containing a spoken user input can be received at a user device. The spoken user input can be identified from the audio input by identifying start and end-points of the sp ...


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Thomas Robert Gruber, Christopher Dean Brigham, Daniel S Keen, Gregory Novick, Benjamin S Phipps: Using context information to facilitate processing of commands in a virtual assistant. Apple, Dentons US, January 2, 2018: US09858925

A virtual assistant uses context information to supplement natural language or gestural input from a user. Context helps to clarify the user's intent and to reduce the number of candidate interpretations of the user's input, and reduces the need for the user to provide excessive clarification input. ...


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Caroline Henton, Devang Naik: Disambiguating heteronyms in speech synthesis. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, July 18, 2017: US09711141

Systems and processes for disambiguating heteronyms in speech synthesis are provided. In one example process, a speech input containing a heteronym can be received from a user. The speech input can be processed using an automatic speech recognition system to determine a phonemic string corresponding ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda: Integrated word N-gram and class M-gram language models. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, March 28, 2017: US09606986

Systems and processes for discourse input processing are provided. In one example process, a discourse input can be received from a user. An integrated probability of a candidate word in the discourse input and one or more subclasses associated with the candidate word can be determined based on a co ...


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James L Jacobs II, John E Cronin, Christopher M Huffines: Natural language user interface for computer-aided design systems. Benko, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, April 4, 2017: US09613020

A natural language user interface for computer-aided design systems (CAD) comprises a natural language command module including a parser, language database and a CAD model analyzer, and a natural language server module including a second, increased capability parser, a second, preferably larger lang ...


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Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C Dye, Jonathan P Ive, Stephen O Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y Yang, Dennis S Park: Button functionality. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, June 20, 2017: US09684394

Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be access ...


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Justin E Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W Pitschel, Jorge S Fino, Emily Clark Schubert, Joshua H Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M Herz: Device, method, and graphical user interface for synchronizing two or more displays. Apple, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 8, 2018: US09965035

A device displays a first user interface on a first display, including a plurality of objects and corresponding to a second user interface on a second display. While a first object is displayed as a selected object in the second user interface, the device: detects a first input requesting informatio ...


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Kenneth John Basye, Hugh Evan Secker Walker, Tony David, Reinhard Kneser, Jeffrey Penrod Adams, Stan Weidner Salvador, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy: Speech recognition power management. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 11, 2017: US09704486

Power consumption for a computing device may be managed by one or more keywords. For example, if an audio input obtained by the computing device includes a keyword, a network interface module and/or an application processing module of the computing device may be activated. The audio input may then b ...


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Jude A Prakash, Shailesh Rathi, Daniel De Rocha Rosario, Sylvain R Y Louboutin: Transmitting data from an automated assistant to an accessory. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 6, 2017: US09674331

An accessory is configured to receive a request. The accessory transmits information associated with the request to a portable device. An automated assistant application executed by the portable device can interpret the request and provide a report. The portable device can transmit the report to the ...