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VOICE COMMANDS COORDINATION BETWEEN THE SAME APP ON MULTIPLE DEVICES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000251389D
Publication Date: 2017-Oct-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 132K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

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Jakub Miara: AUTHOR

Abstract

A system and method are disclosed for voice command coordination between instances of the same application running on multiple devices. The devices could be any that process voice commands, such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops or IoT devices. The system coordinates the devices by broadcasting short communicates using humaninaudible sonic frequencies. In the first step of the method, the user gives a voice command, which is received in a number of devices that interpret the command. Each device determines a relevancy score of the command and then broadcasts the score as short communicates using inaudible sonic frequencies that are received by the other devices. Thereafter, each device receives short communicates with relevancy scores of other devices, and summarizes the relevancy score ranking of each device. Finally, the device with the highest relevancy score is determined to have highest priority and executes the voice command, while the other devices may cancel the command.

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VOICE COMMANDS COORDINATION BETWEEN THE SAME APP ON 

MULTIPLE DEVICES  

ABSTRACT 

A system and method are disclosed for voice command coordination between 

instances of the same application running on multiple devices. The devices could be any that 

process voice commands, such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops or IoT devices. 

The system coordinates the devices by broadcasting short communicates using 

human­inaudible sonic frequencies. In the first step of the method, the user gives a voice 

command, which is received in a number of devices that interpret the command. Each device 

determines a relevancy score of the command and then broadcasts the score as short 

communicates using inaudible sonic frequencies that are received by the other devices. 

Thereafter, each device receives short communicates with relevancy scores of other devices, 

and summarizes the relevancy score ranking of each device. Finally, the device with the 

highest relevancy score is determined to have highest priority and executes the voice 

command, while the other devices may cancel the command. 

BACKGROUND 

Devices with voice commands enabled by default, listening to ambient sound are 

becoming more ubiquitous. Having more than one such device active at a time may lead to a 

command being processed by all of them, which can cause confusion, unnecessary traffic or 

actions being duplicated. There is currently no mechanism to figure out on which device the 

user wants to perform a given action. Existing voice interfaces do not effectively support the 

coordination of voice commands on multiple devices. Thus there is need for a better method 

to coordinate execution of voice commands on multiple devices. 

DESCRIPTION 

This disclosure presents a system and method for coordinating voice commands 

between instances of the same application running on multiple devices. The system as 

depicted in FIG. 1 comprises a voice application running on multiple devices with voice 

recognition, receiving voice commands from a user. The system coordinates the devices by 

broadcasting short communicates us...