US 9,812,128 B2
Device leadership negotiation among voice interface devices
Kenneth Mixter, Los Altos Hills, CA (US); Diego Melendo Casado, Mountain View, CA (US); Alexander Houston Gruenstein, Mountain View, CA (US); Terry Tai, New York, NY (US); Christopher Thaddeus Hughes, Redwood City, CA (US); and Matthew Nirvan Sharifi, Kilchberg (CH)
Assigned to GOOGLE INC., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by GOOGLE INC., Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 3, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/284,483.
Application 15/284,483 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/088,477, filed on Apr. 1, 2016, granted, now 9,514,752.
Application 15/088,477 is a continuation of application No. 14/675,932, filed on Apr. 1, 2015, granted, now 9,318,107, issued on Apr. 19, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/061,830, filed on Oct. 9, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0025124 A1, Jan. 26, 2017
Int. Cl. G10L 15/00 (2013.01); G10L 15/22 (2006.01); G10L 15/32 (2013.01); G10L 15/08 (2006.01); G10L 25/60 (2013.01)
CPC G10L 15/22 (2013.01) [G10L 15/32 (2013.01); G10L 25/60 (2013.01); G10L 2015/088 (2013.01); G10L 2015/223 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
at a first electronic device of a plurality of electronic devices, each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices comprising one or more microphones, a speaker, one or more processors, and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors:
detecting a voice input;
determining a quality score for the detected voice input;
communicating the quality score to the other devices of the plurality of electronic devices;
receiving quality scores generated by the other devices of the plurality of electronic devices for detection of the voice input by the other devices;
in accordance with a determination that the quality score generated by the first electronic device is the highest amongst the generated quality score and received quality scores for the voice input, outputting an audible and/or a visual response to the detected voice input, wherein the other devices of the plurality of electronic devices forgo outputting an audible response to the detected voice input; and
in accordance with a determination that the quality score generated by the first electronic device is not the highest amongst the quality scores for the voice input generated by the plurality of electronic devices, forgoing outputting a response to the detected voice input.