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Scott Krueger, Jesse Dorogusker, Erik Wang: Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, July 18, 2017: US09711160

A dock for a portable electronic device including a housing, a connector extending from the housing to connect the portable electronic device to the dock, a microphone integrated within the housing, and a processor. The processor is operatively coupled to receive audio input from the microphone, and ...


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Edgar T Kalns, William S Mark, Necip Fazil Ayan: Using intents to analyze and personalize a users dialog experience with a virtual personal assistant. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, January 23, 2018: US09875494

A virtual personal assistant (VPA) application analyzes intents to, among other things, enhance or personalize a user's dialog experience with the VPA application. A set of intents, or multiple sets of intents, are maintained over the course of one or more user-specific dialog sessions with the VPA. ...


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James E Bostick, John M Ganci Jr, Sarbajit K Rakshit, Craig M Trim: Augmenting an information request. International Business Machines Corporation, Law Office of Jim Boice, April 25, 2017: US09633019

An electronic device comprises a microphone for receiving an oral request for information about an unspecified object. A sensor receives augmentation information about the unspecified object. Combination logic combines information from the oral request with the augmentation information into a combin ...


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Richard J W Mansfield, Nissim Shani, Daniel Shani: Perpetual music. Forget You Not, Fish & Richardson P C, August 8, 2017: US09729496

A method includes engaging with a second person to render a song on behalf of a first person using a digital representation of the first person; and on behalf of the first person and using the digital representation of the first person, while rendering the song with the second person, providing a na ...


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Michal Kridlo: System and method for zero-footprint screen capture. ZOOM INTERNATIONAL S R O, Galvin Patent Law, Brian R Galvin, June 20, 2017: US09686377

A system for zero-footprint screen capture, comprising a communication server software module, a screen capture server software module, a web server software module, and a media upload server software module, wherein the web server, on receiving a request for a specific web page from a client applic ...


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Ajay Divakaran, Behjat Siddiquie, Saad Khan, Jeffrey Lubin, Harpreet S Sawhney: Multi-modal modeling of temporal interaction sequences. SRI International, Moser Taboada, August 15, 2017: US09734730

A multi-modal interaction modeling system can model a number of different aspects of a human interaction across one or more temporal interaction sequences. Some versions of the system can generate assessments of the nature or quality of the interaction or portions thereof, which can be used to, amon ...


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GRUBER THOMAS ROBERT, CHEYER ADAM JOHN, KITTLAUS DAG, GUZZONI DIDIER RENE, BRIGHAM CHRISTOPHER DEAN, GIULI RICHARD DONALD, BASTEA FORTE MARCELLO, SADDLER HARRY JOSEPH: [en] Intelligent automated assistant. Apple, October 31, 2012: GB2490444-A

[en] 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 differen ...


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Adam Cheyer, Didier Guzzoni: Method and apparatus for building an intelligent automated assistant. Patterson & Sheridan, Sri International, May 3, 2007: US20070100790-A1

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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TUR GOKHAN: Method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. SRI INTERNATIONAL, Tong Kin Wah, March 10, 2011: WO/2011/028842

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes inferring an intent from data entered by the human user, formulating a response in accordan ...