Personal virtual assistant

  • US 7,920,678 B2
  • Filed: 09/23/2008
  • Issued: 04/05/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-based virtual assistant comprising:

  • a virtual assistant server running at least one virtual assistant application capable of receiving human voice communications and transmitting vocalizations; and

    a telephony interface for establishing new connections between the virtual assistant server and at least one remote user interface and maintaining existing connections between the virtual assistant server and the at least one user interface;

    the virtual assistant having a graceful shutdown function such that, when the graceful shutdown function is implemented, the telephony interface establishes no new connections between the virtual assistant server and the at least one remote user interface, and when all existing connections between the virtual assistant server and the at least one remote user interface are terminated, the virtual assistant server shuts down.

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