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Donald W Pitschel, Adam J Cheyer, Christopher D Brigham, Thomas R Gruber: Training an at least partial voice command system. Apple, Dentons US, March 20, 2018: US09922642

An electronic device with one or more processors and memory includes a procedure for training a digital assistant. In some embodiments, the device detects an impasse in a dialog between the digital assistant and a user including a speech input. During a learning session, the device utilizes a subseq ...


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Richard D Giuli, Nicholas K Treadgold: Better resolution when referencing to concepts. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 25, 2017: US09633004

Systems and processes for operating a virtual assistant programmed to refer to shared domain concepts using concept nodes are provided. In some examples, to process a textual representation of user speech using an active ontology having these concept nodes, a primary user intent can be determined fr ...


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Henry Mason: Analyzing audio input for efficient speech and music recognition. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, April 11, 2017: US09620105

Systems and processes for analyzing audio input for efficient speech and music recognition are provided. In one example process, an audio input can be received. A determination can be made as to whether the audio input includes music. In addition, a determination can be made as to whether the audio ...


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Christopher B Fleizach: Voice control to diagnose inadvertent activation of accessibility features. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, August 15, 2017: US09733821

Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing inadvertent activation of user interface settings on an electronic device. The electronic device receives a user input indicating that the user is having difficulty operating the electronic device. The device then determines whether a setting was chang ...


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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 ...