I held a contest and Apple wins–for having the patent with the largest number of cited prior art references (patents issued 2005-2021). Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 11,037,565 is directed to a version of Siri that works across devices – an “Intelligent digital assistant in a multi-tasking environment.” The total, 9,441 cited references — 3 of which were cited by the examiner. Apple.Patent.
Here’s claim 1.
1. Non-transitory computer-readable storage media storing one or several programs. The one or two programs contain instructions. When executed by one of the processors of a first device, the first device will:
Provide a media output
While providing the media output: Receive a speech input asking to continue the media output at a different electronic device.
Based on the speech input, determine whether to continue providing media output at the second electronic gadget;
If you are determined to continue providing media output at the second device, allow it to continue by providing media output.
The application claims priority to a 2016 provisional request and has three additional family member patents already issued.