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Peter Lee Chu, William F Barton: Microphone system for teleconferencing system. PictureTel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 28, 1998: US05787183 (36 worldwide citation)


A microphone system for use in an environment where an acoustic source emits energy from diverse and varying locations within the environment. The microphone system has at least two directional microphones, mixing circuitry, and control circuitry. The microphones are held each directed out from a ce ...


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Peter Lee Chu, William F Barton: Microphone system for teleconferencing system. PictureTel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, September 2, 1997: US05664021 (30 worldwide citation)


A microphone system for use in an environment where an acoustic source emits energy from diverse and varying locations within the environment. The microphone system has at least two directional microphones, mixing circuitry, and control circuitry. The microphones are held each directed out from a ce ...


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William F Barton, Francisco M Galanes, Lawrence M Ockene, Anand Ramakrishna, Tal Saraf: Communications using different modalities. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 6, 2012: US08131556 (17 worldwide citation)


Communications between users of different modalities are enabled by a single integrated platform that allows both the input of voice (from a telephone, for example) to be realized as text (such as an interactive text message) and allows the input of text (from the interactive text messaging applicat ...


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William F Barton: Voice commands for transitioning between device states. Rawles, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 2, 2015: US09047857 (3 worldwide citation)


Techniques for transitioning an electronic device between device states. In one example, a voice-controlled device is configured to transition from a sleep state to an awake state in response to identifying a user speaking a predefined utterance. The techniques may determine whether the user has spo ...


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William F Barton, Michelle S Spina, David G Ollason, Julian J Odell: Voice user interface authoring tool. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould, November 20, 2012: US08315874 (2 worldwide citation)


A voice user interface authoring tool is configured to use categorized example caller responses, from which callflow paths, automatic speech recognition, and natural language processing control files can be generated automatically within a single, integrated authoring user interface. A voice user in ...


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William F Barton, Francisco M Galanes, Anand Ramakrishna, Vishwa Ranjan, Tal Saraf: Outgoing call classification and disposition. Steven Spellman, Jim Ross, Micky Minhas, March 17, 2015: US08983051


An automated intelligent component (the Personal Virtual Assistant or PVA) is located between a caller and a callee. A caller calls the PVA and directs the PVA to make one or more calls to one or more call recipients. Based on the information obtained from a voice or text dialog with the caller and ...


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Gregory M Hart, Allan Timothy Lindsay, William F Barton, John Daniel Thimsen: Identification using audio signatures and additional characteristics. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 29, 2015: US09147399


Techniques for identifying users that issue audio commands based on signatures associated with the commands and additional characteristics associated with the commands. For instance, a device that includes a microphone may capture audio uttered by a user. The device, or another device, may then comp ...


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William F Barton, Michelle S Spina, David G Ollason, Julian J Odell: Voice user interface authoring tool. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin, July 5, 2007: US20070156406-A1


A voice user interface authoring tool is configured to use categorized example caller responses, from which callflow paths, automatic speech recognition, and natural language processing control files can be generated automatically within a single, integrated authoring user interface. A voice user in ...


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William F Barton, Francisco M Galanes, Lawrence M Ockene, Anand Ramakrishna, Tal Saraf: Communications Using Different Modalities. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, October 9, 2008: US20080249778-A1


Communications between users of different modalities are enabled by a single integrated platform that allows both the input of voice (from a telephone, for example) to be realized as text (such as an interactive text message) and allows the input of text (from the interactive text messaging applicat ...



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