Patents by Inventor Jason A. Skinder

Jason A. Skinder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210312931
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing user-specific acoustic models are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors, receiving a plurality of speech inputs, each of the speech inputs associated with a same user of the electronic device; providing each of the plurality of speech inputs to a user-independent acoustic model, the user-independent acoustic model providing a plurality of speech results based on the plurality of speech inputs; initiating a user-specific acoustic model on the electronic device; and adjusting the user-specific acoustic model based on the plurality of speech inputs and the plurality of speech results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Matthias PAULIK, Henry G. MASON, Jason A. SKINDER
  • Patent number: 10572476
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a search request from a user, the search request specifying one or more search criteria for selecting one or more selection items from a respective selection domain; identifying one or more schedule items relevant to the search request; augmenting the search request based on information contained in at least one of the identified schedule items; and presenting the augmented search request or search results retrieved based on the augmented search request to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jason A. Skinder
  • Publication number: 20190341056
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing user-specific acoustic models are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors, receiving a plurality of speech inputs, each of the speech inputs associated with a same user of the electronic device; providing each of the plurality of speech inputs to a user-independent acoustic model, the user-independent acoustic model providing a plurality of speech results based on the plurality of speech inputs; initiating a user-specific acoustic model on the electronic device; and adjusting the user-specific acoustic model based on the plurality of speech inputs and the plurality of speech results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias PAULIK, Henry G. MASON, Jason A. SKINDER
  • Patent number: 10410637
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing user-specific acoustic models are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors, receiving a plurality of speech inputs, each of the speech inputs associated with a same user of the electronic device; providing each of the plurality of speech inputs to a user-independent acoustic model, the user-independent acoustic model providing a plurality of speech results based on the plurality of speech inputs; initiating a user-specific acoustic model on the electronic device; and adjusting the user-specific acoustic model based on the plurality of speech inputs and the plurality of speech results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthias Paulik, Henry G. Mason, Jason A. Skinder
  • Patent number: 10311121
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining ownership of an asset and providing access to alternate versions of the asset are provided. A system and method can include associating a unique identifier with an asset stored in one or more locations, receiving a request for an asset interaction, validating the request using the unique identifier, determining an asset storage location, identifying whether an enhanced version of the asset is available, and granting the request for an asset interaction when the unique identifier is validated and when the asset storage location is a local storage location. In one aspect, the asset interaction can be with an enhanced version of the asset when an enhanced version of the asset is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Sanjay S. Gadkari, Alan C. Cannistraro
  • Publication number: 20180330737
    Abstract: Systems and processes for providing user-specific acoustic models are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors, receiving a plurality of speech inputs, each of the speech inputs associated with a same user of the electronic device; providing each of the plurality of speech inputs to a user-independent acoustic model, the user-independent acoustic model providing a plurality of speech results based on the plurality of speech inputs; initiating a user-specific acoustic model on the electronic device; and adjusting the user-specific acoustic model based on the plurality of speech inputs and the plurality of speech results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias PAULIK, Henry G. MASON, Jason A. SKINDER
  • Publication number: 20170091612
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores one or more programs including instructions, which when executed by an electronic device of a user, cause the electronic device to generate at least one experiential data structure accessible to a virtual assistant; modify at least one experiential data structure with one or more annotations associated with the experiential data structure, utilizing the virtual assistant; store at least one experiential data structure; receive a natural-language user request for service from the virtual assistant, and output information responsive to the user request using at least one experiential data structure. The experiential data structure is a data structure that includes an organized set of data associated with at least one of the user and the electronic device at a particular point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas R. GRUBER, Jason A. SKINDER, Marcos Regis VESCOVI, Didier R. GUZZONI
  • Publication number: 20160283192
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user can play a music track from a dynamically generated playlist. The user can provide input indicating that the user likes or dislikes the music track and the playlist can be adjusted based on the user input. In some implementations, information can be presented to the user so that the user can preview changes to the playlist before the changes are made to the playlist. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria (configuration) by adjusting specific music characteristics. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria by manipulating a list of representative music tracks. In some implementations, a user can compare the user's playlist to playlists of other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Sharon E. FRIESEN, Jorge S. FINO, Jason A. SKINDER
  • Patent number: 9361942
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user can play a music track from a dynamically generated playlist. The user can provide input indicating that the user likes or dislikes the music track and the playlist can be adjusted based on the user input. In some implementations, information can be presented to the user so that the user can preview changes to the playlist before the changes are made to the playlist. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria (configuration) by adjusting specific music characteristics. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria by manipulating a list of representative music tracks. In some implementations, a user can compare the user's playlist to playlists of other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon E. Friesen, Jorge S. Fino, Jason A. Skinder
  • Patent number: 9080878
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can be used to locate a vehicle parking location. In particular, the mobile device can automatically identify when a vehicle in which the mobile device is located has entered into a parked state. The mobile device can determine that the vehicle is in a parked state by analyzing one or more parameters that indicate a parked state or a transit state. The location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked can be associated with an identifier for the current parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Stephen O. Lemay, Bradford A. Moore, Seejo K. Pylappan, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Devrim Varoglu
  • Patent number: 9019129
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can be used to locate a vehicle parking location in weak location signal scenarios (e.g., weak, unreliable, or unavailable GPS or other location technology). In particular, the mobile device can determine when a vehicle in which the mobile device is located has entered into a parked state. GPS or other primary location technology may be unavailable at the time the mobile device entered into a parked state (e.g., inside a parking structure). The location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked can be determined using the first location technology as supplemented with sensor data of the mobile device. After the location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked is determined, the determined location can be associated with an identifier for the current parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Stephen O. Lemay, Bradford A. Moore, Seejo K. Pylappan, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Devrim Varoglu
  • Publication number: 20140280292
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a search request from a user, the search request specifying one or more search criteria for selecting one or more selection items from a respective selection domain; identifying one or more schedule items relevant to the search request; augmenting the search request based on information contained in at least one of the identified schedule items; and presenting the augmented search request or search results retrieved based on the augmented search request to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jason A. SKINDER
  • Publication number: 20140232570
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can be used to locate a vehicle parking location in weak location signal scenarios (e.g., weak, unreliable, or unavailable GPS or other location technology). In particular, the mobile device can determine when a vehicle in which the mobile device is located has entered into a parked state. GPS or other primary location technology may be unavailable at the time the mobile device entered into a parked state (e.g., inside a parking structure). The location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked can be determined using the first location technology as supplemented with sensor data of the mobile device. After the location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked is determined, the determined location can be associated with an identifier for the current parking location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Stephen O. Lemay, Bradford A. Moore, Seejo K. Pylappan, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Devrim Varoglu
  • Publication number: 20140232569
    Abstract: A mobile computing device can be used to locate a vehicle parking location. In particular, the mobile device can automatically identify when a vehicle in which the mobile device is located has entered into a parked state. The mobile device can determine that the vehicle is in a parked state by analyzing one or more parameters that indicate a parked state or a transit state. The location of the mobile device at a time corresponding to when the vehicle is identified as being parked can be associated with an identifier for the current parking location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Stephen O. Lemay, Bradford A. Moore, Seejo K. Pylappan, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Devrim Varoglu
  • Publication number: 20140201164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining ownership of an asset and providing access to alternate versions of the asset are provided. A system and method can include associating a unique identifier with an asset stored in one or more locations, receiving a request for an asset interaction, validating the request using the unique identifier, determining an asset storage location, identifying whether an enhanced version of the asset is available, and granting the request for an asset interaction when the unique identifier is validated and when the asset storage location is a local storage location. In one aspect, the asset interaction can be with an enhanced version of the asset when an enhanced version of the asset is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Skinder, Sanjay S. Gadkari, Alan C. Cannistraro
  • Publication number: 20130167029
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user can play a music track from a dynamically generated playlist. The user can provide input indicating that the user likes or dislikes the music track and the playlist can be adjusted based on the user input. In some implementations, information can be presented to the user so that the user can preview changes to the playlist before the changes are made to the playlist. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria (configuration) by adjusting specific music characteristics. In some implementations, a user can adjust playlist criteria by manipulating a list of representative music tracks. In some implementations, a user can compare the user's playlist to playlists of other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sharon E. Friesen, Jorge S. Fino, Jason A. Skinder