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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100106480 - Character data processing method, computer program, and character data processing system: When part or all of first character data is converted into another expression to generate second character data, there are prepared an acceptance rule indicative of correspondence between a language phenomenon, a principal word of the language phenomenon, and a scope of the language phenomenon, and a conversion method as... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100106481 - Integrated system for recognizing comprehensive semantic information and the application thereof: The present invention discloses a kind of integrated system to recognize comprehensive semantic information, comprising: an information receiver module, to receive information source expressed by any kind of natural languages or texts; a conversion module, to convert the said information source into the semantic information database according to its semantic... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100106482 - Additional language support for televisions: Systems and methods to provide additional language support for televisions are described herein. In one embodiment, a video signal including a first data stream representing text in a first language is received. The first data stream is transmitted to a remote source for real time translation into a second data... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100106483 - Pointing device with integrated audio input and associated methods: A mobile personal digital assistant (PDA) allows a user to enter information using both a touch screen and voice commands with a stylus. The stylus includes a microphone positioned at one end, and a transmitter for transmitting received voice signals to either a personal computer (PC) or the PDA. In... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100106484 - Named entity transliteration using corporate corpra: A document in a first language and an additional document in a second language may be reviewed. It may be determined if the additional document is sufficiently similar to the document. If the additional document is determined sufficiently similar to the document, a named entity in the document may be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100106486 - Image-based semantic distance: Image-based semantic distance technique embodiments are presented that involve establishing a measure of an image-based semantic distance between semantic concepts. Generally, this entails respectively computing a semantic concept representation for each concept based on a collection of images associated with the concept. A degree of difference is then computed between... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100106485 - Methods and apparatus for context-sensitive information retrieval based on interactive user notes: Information retrieval systems and methods are provided based on interactive user notes. Information is retrieved from one or more data sources based on user notes by obtaining the user notes containing one or more information requests; identifying the one or more information requests from the user notes; interpreting at least... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100106487 - Style-checking method and apparatus for business writing: The method is software-based, and carried out on a computer system and cooperating apparatus. It checks written text for problems impairing clarity, conciseness and reader comfort in business documents. One embodiment includes routines for checking writing style in sentences and paragraphs, and for generating informational, critical and commendatory display indicators... Agent: Audrey A. Millemann Weintraub Genshlea Chediak
20100106489 - Method and system for speech quality prediction of the impact of time localized distortions of an audio transmission system: Method and processing system for establishing the impact of time response distortion of an input signal which is applied to an audio transmission system (10) having an input and an output. A processor (11) is connected to the audio transmission system (10) for receiving the input signal (X(t)) and the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100106488 - Voice encoding device and voice encoding method: Provided is an audio encoding device which can detect an optimal pitch pulse when using pitch pulse information as redundant information. The device includes: a search start decision unit (121) which decides the oldest point among a plurality of points where a pitch pulse may exist; a pitch pulse candidate... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100106490 - Method and speech encoder with length adjustment of dtx hangover period: The present invention relates to a speech encoder comprising: a voice activity detector (VAD) configured to receive speech frames and to generate a speech decision (VAD_flag), a speech/SID encoder configured to receive said speech frames and to generate a signal identifying speech frames based on the encoder decision (SP), which... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100106491 - Voice activity detection and silence suppression in a packet network: The present invention is a system and method that improves upon voice activity detection by packetizing actual noise signals, typically background noise. In accordance with the present invention an access network receives an input voice signal (including noise) and converts the input voice signal into a packetized voice signal. The... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100106492 - Adaptive sound source vector quantization unit and adaptive sound source vector quantization method: Disclosed is an adaptive sound source vector quantization device capable of reducing deviation of the quantization accuracy of the adaptive sound source vector quantization of each sub-frame when performing an adaptive sound source vector quantization in a sub-frame unit by using a greater information amount in a first sub-frame than... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100106493 - Encoding device and encoding method: Provided is an encoding device which can achieve both of highly effective encoding/decoding and high-quality decoding audio when executing a scalable stereo audio encoding by using MDCT and ICP. In the encoding device, an MDCT conversion unit (111) executes an MDCT conversion on a residual signal of left channel/right channel... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100106494 - Signal processing apparatus and method, and program: A coded code string from an input terminal 110 is demultiplexed by a demultiplexer circuit 101, normalization coefficient information in the code string is sent to a normalization coefficient information increasing/decreasing circuit 102, addition or subtraction of a positive value is performed, and level adjustment of a signal is performed.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100106495 - Voice recognition system, method, and program: A voice recognition system comprises: a voice input unit that receives an input signal from a voice input element and output it; a voice detection unit that detects an utterance segment in the input signal; a voice recognition unit that performs voice recognition for the utterance segment; and a control... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100106496 - Encoding device and encoding method: Provided is an encoding device which can reduce the encoding distortion as compared to the conventional technique and can obtain a preferable sound quality for auditory sense. In the encoding device, a shape quantization unit (111) quantizes the shape of an input spectrum with a small number of pulse positions... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100106497 - Internal and external speech recognition use with a mobile communication facility: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a user interacting with a mobile communication facility, where speech presented by the user is recorded using a mobile communication facility resident capture facility. The recorded speech may be recognized using an external speech recognition facility to produce an... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100106500 - Method and system for enhancing verbal communication sessions: An approach is provided for enhancing verbal communication sessions. A verbal component of a communication session is converted into textual information. The converted textual information is scanned for a text string to trigger an application. The application is invoked to provide supplemental information about the textual information or to perform... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100106499 - Methods and apparatus for language identification: In a multi-lingual environment, a method and apparatus for determining a language spoken in a speech utterance. The method and apparatus test acoustic feature vectors extracted from the utterances against acoustic models associated with one or more of the languages. Speech to text is then performed for the language indicated... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys
20100106498 - System and method for targeted advertising: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for targeted advertising, the method including receiving an audio stream containing user speech from a first device, generating text based on the speech contained in the audio stream, identifying at least one key phrase in the text, receiving from an advertiser an... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100106501 - Updating a voice template: Updating a voice template for recognizing a speaker on the basis of a voice uttered by the speaker is disclosed. Stored voice templates indicate distinctive characteristics of utterances from speakers. Distinctive characteristics are extracted for a specific speaker based on a voice message utterance received from that speaker. The distinctive... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100106504 - Intelligent mechanism to automatically discover and notify a potential participant of a teleconference: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system for notifying an identified person of a teleconference. Data corresponding to an audio record of the teleconference is received. Pattern recognition is performed on the data. Responsive to recognizing in the data a pattern corresponding to an identification of the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100106502 - Speaker verification methods and apparatus: In one aspect, a method for determining validity of an identity asserted by a speaker using a voice print associated with a user whose identity the speaker is asserting, the voice print obtained from characteristic features of at least one first voice signal obtained from the user uttering at least... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100106503 - Speaker verification methods and apparatus: In one aspect, a method for determining a validity of an identity asserted by a speaker using a voice print that models speech of a user whose identity the speaker is asserting is provided. The method comprises acts of performing a first verification stage comprising acts of obtaining a first... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100106505 - Using word confidence score, insertion and substitution thresholds for selected words in speech recognition: A method and system for improving the accuracy of a speech recognition system using word confidence score (WCS) processing is introduced. Parameters in a decoder are selected to minimize a weighted total error rate, such that deletion errors are weighted more heavily than substitution and insertion errors. The occurrence distribution... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100106506 - Systems and methods for document navigation with a text-to-speech engine: A system for visually navigating a document in conjunction with a text-to-speech (“TTS) engine presents a visual display of a region of interest that is related to the text of the document that is being audibly presented as speech to a user. When the TTS engine converts the text to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100106507 - Ratio of speech to non-speech audio such as for elderly or hearing-impaired listeners: The invention relates to audio signal processing and speech enhancement. In accordance with one aspect, the invention combines a high-quality audio program that is a mix of speech and non-speech audio with a lower-quality copy of the speech components contained in the audio program for the purpose of generating a... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100106509 - Audio encoding method, audio decoding method, audio encoding device, audio decoding device, program, and audio encoding/decoding system: An audio encoding device (1A) corrects initial gain information calculated for an arbitrary frame, based on gain information of a stored past frame, thereby calculating gain information to be used in the frame. The audio encoding device (1A) encodes the calculated gain information as a difference from the gain information... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100106511 - Encoding apparatus and encoding method: An encoding apparatus converts an input signal into a frequency-domain spectrum signal, divides the converted spectrum signal into an arbitrary number of segments with respect to a time axis and a frequency axis, calculates a spectrum power of each segment and a feature parameter that represents a feature of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100106510 - Methods and apparatus to perform audio watermarking and watermark detection and extraction: Methods and apparatus to audio watermarking and watermark detection and extracted are described herein. An example method includes receiving a media content signal, sampling the media content signal to generate samples, storing the samples in a buffer, determining a first sequence of samples in the buffer, determining a second sequence... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100106508 - System for providing audio recordings: Disclosed systems provide audio recordings from digital television provider networks. Audio recordings are streamed to a customer premises equipment device of a user and, in response to user input, an identifier for the audio recording is transmitted to a music provider. A copy of the audio recording is delivered to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100100368 - Method of learning character segments from received text, and associated handheld electronic device: An improved method of learning character segments from received text enables facilitated text input on an improved handheld electronic device. In receiving text on the handheld electronic device, the characters of the text are converted into the inputs with which the characters correspond. Then, segments and other objects are analyzed... Agent: Brij K. Agarwal Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20100100369 - Translating source locale input string to target locale output string: A dictionary mapping source locale strings to target locale strings is constructed. A tree is constructed from the dictionary. The tree has nodes including a start node, end nodes, and string nodes. The nodes form node chains of the tree that correspond to the source locale strings. Each node chain... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20100100371 - Method, system, and apparatus for message generation: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for message generation receive one or more keywords that are indicative of a message subject matter. Based on the keywords, information related to the keywords is searched, and message preferences of a message recipient are determined. A natural language message is created using the information related... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100100370 - Self-adjusting email subject and email subject history: In one embodiment, an apparatus for automated generation of subject line content for e-mail messages includes an input operable to receive content data including text-based information corresponding to a body of an e-mail message, a text analyzer including logic operable to analyze received content data, a topic extractor including logic... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20100100372 - Stereo encoding device, stereo decoding device, and their method: Disclosed is a stereo encoding device which can improve critical channel encoding accuracy without increasing the encoding information amount. The device includes: a monaural signal synthesis unit (101) which combines a left channel signal L(n) and a right channel signal R(n) so as to generate a monaural signal M(n); a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100100373 - Audio decoding device and audio decoding method: Provided is an audio decoding device which can adjust the high-range emphasis degree in accordance with a background noise level. The audio decoding device includes: a sound source signal decoding unit (204) which performs a decoding process by using sound source encoding data separated by a separation unit (201) so... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100100374 - Apparatus and method for voice processing in mobile communication terminal: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for voice processing in a mobile communication terminal. A plurality of microphones are used to remove environmental noise at the time of voice communication, so that it is possible to perform high-quality voice communication and video telephony. Moreover, it is possible to perform... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100100375 - System and method for improved use of voice activity detection: The present invention is a system and method for packetizing actual noise signals, typically background noise, received by an access gateway from a speaking party and transmitting these packetized noise signals via a network to an egress gateway. The egress gateway converts the packetized noise signal into noise signals suitable... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100100377 - Generating and processing forms for receiving speech data: A system and method for dynamically generating and processing forms for receiving data, such as text-based data or speech data provided over a telephone, mobile device, via a computer and microphone, etc. is disclosed. A form developer can use a toolkit provided by the system to create forms that end-users... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100100378 - Method of and system for improving accuracy in a speech recognition system: F. comparing, with the automatic speech recognition device, each textual response to the set of expected responses for each corresponding query to determine if each textual response corresponds to any of the expected responses in the set of expected responses for the corresponding query. The method includes flagging each audio... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100100376 - Visualization interface of continuous waveform multi-speaker identification: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming instructions are operable to receive a current waveform of a communication between a plurality of participants. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to create a voiceprint... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100100379 - Voice recognition correlation rule learning system, voice recognition correlation rule learning program, and voice recognition correlation rule learning method: A speech recognition rule learning device is connected to a speech recognition device that uses conversion rules for conversion between a first-type character string expressing a sound and a second-type character string for forming a recognition result. The character string recording unit records a first-type character string and a corresponding... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100100380 - Multitask learning for spoken language understanding: A system, method and computer-readable medium provide a multitask learning method for intent or call-type classification in a spoken language understanding system. Multitask learning aims at training tasks in parallel while using a shared representation. A computing device automatically re-uses the existing labeled data from various applications, which are similar... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100100381 - System and method for automatic verification of the understandability of speech: The present invention relates to a system and method for automatically verifying that a message received from a user is intelligible. In an exemplary embodiment, a message is received from the user. A speech level of the user's message may be measured and compared to a pre-determined speech level threshold... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100100382 - Detecting segments of speech from an audio stream: The disclosure describes a speech detection system for detecting one or more desired speech segments in an audio stream. The speech detection system includes an audio stream input and a speech detection technique. The speech detection technique may be performed in various ways, such as using pattern matching and/or signal... Agent: John Whitaker Whitaker Law Group
20100100384 - Speech recognition system with display information: A language processing system may determine a display form of a spoken word by analyzing the spoken form using a language model that includes dictionary entries for display forms of homonyms. The homonyms may include trade names as well as given names and other phrases. The language processing system may... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100100383 - System and method for searching webpage with voice control: The present invention relates to a system and method for searching webpage by voice control. After an explorer opens a webpage, a natural language processing module searches a plurality of texts and hyperlinks in the webpage and remarks them with numbers and colors, and generates a constructive concept script representing... Agent: Aibelive Co., Ltd.
20100100385 - System and method for testing a tts voice: Disclosed are various elements of a toolkit used for generating a TTS voice for use in a spoken dialog system. The invention in each case may be in the form of the system, a computer-readable medium or a method for generating the TTS voice. An embodiment of the invention relates... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100100387 - Method and apparatus for dynamic voice response messages: A computing device implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product to generate dynamic voice response messages in a mobile computing device. In response to receiving an incoming call from a caller, the process displays a list of response messages in a set of response messages. In response to receiving a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100100386 - Noise variance estimator for speech enhancement: A speech enhancement method operative for devices having limited available memory is described. The method is appropriate for very noisy environments and is capable of estimating the relative strengths of speech and noise components during both the presence as well as the absence of speech.... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100100388 - Electronic speech aid and method for use thereof to treat hypokinetic dysarthria: A speech aid for persons with hypokinetic dysarthria, a speech disorder associated with Parkinson's disease. The speech aid alters the pitch at which the user hears his or her voice and/or provides multitalker babble noise to the speaker's ears. The speech aid induces increased speech motor activity and improves the... Agent: Thomas David Kehoe
20100100389 - System for signal sample rate conversion: An apparatus and method for converting a source signal at a first rate to a re-sampled signal at a second rate using an array of processors. A decoder decomposes the source signal into left and right source values and sends an aperture signal to a coefficient control unit upon decomposition... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC
20100100390 - Audio encoding apparatus, audio decoding apparatus, and audio encoded information transmitting apparatus: To reduce the amount of transmitted information and further reduce the processing amount at a decoding apparatus. An encoding apparatus (10), which has an MDCT part (104) for converting an input audio signal to a frequency parameter by unit of a predetermined time/frequency conversion frame length and an MDCT coefficient... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100094615 - Document translation apparatus and method: A document translation apparatus includes a document processing module for analyzing associative relations between nouns or noun phrases within an input document to be translated to generate analysis information on texts; and a document translation module for selecting target words for the respective texts in reference to the text analysis... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100094614 - Machine learning for transliteration: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for automatically identifying transliteration pairs are disclosed. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of resources, the plurality of resources including a plurality of anchor text; determining one or more potential transliterations from the plurality of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100094616 - Messaging translation services: One embodiment of a method for translating a message can be broadly summarized by the following steps: generating an electronic message in an understood language of an originating party; receiving instructions to translate contents of the electronic message to another language; converting the electronic message to the another language in... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Tkhr Attn: Patent Docketing
20100094617 - Translation supporting program, apparatus, and method: In a computer for supporting translation work, an acquisition unit retrieves a pair of original document including a plurality of original sentences and translated document including a plurality of translated sentences from a document storage unit. An estimation unit counts the number of original sentences included in the original document... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100094618 - Transcription data extraction: A computer program product, for performing data determination from medical record transcriptions, resides on a computer-readable medium and includes computer-readable instructions for causing a computer to obtain medical transcription of a dictation, the dictation being from medical personnel and concerning a patient, analyze the transcription for an indicating phrase associated... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100094619 - Audio frequency remapping: An exemplary system and method are directed at receiving an audio signal and process the audio signal into a remapped audio signal based on a plot profile. The plot profile may include at least one of an identified range of audio frequencies. The processing may comprise retrieving an identified range... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100094620 - Voice transcoder: First encoded voice bits are transcoded into second encoded voice bits by dividing the first encoded voice bits into one or more received frames, with each received frame containing multiple ones of the first encoded voice bits. First parameter bits for at least one of the received frames are generated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100094621 - System and method for assessing script running time: A method and system for assessing script running time are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises receiving a first input from a client, wherein the first input comprises a script, the script comprising spoken audio and video elements. A second input is received from the client,... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100094622 - Feature normalization for speech and audio processing: Systems, method, and apparatus for processing a speech utterance or audio record that includes receiving one or more feature vectors characterizing the speech utterance or audio record, each feature vector having a plurality of feature elements, each feature element being associated with a spectral representation of a characteristic of one... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100094623 - Encoding device and encoding method: Provided is an encoding device which performs a fixed sound source codebook search with a small calculation amount even in a low-bit rate sound encoding without lowering the encoding efficiency. In the encoding device, a threshold value calculation unit (211) evaluates a correlation value of candidate positions sorted in each... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100094625 - Methods and apparatus for noise estimation: A system and method are disclosed for noise level/spectrum estimation and speech activity detection. Some embodiments include a probabilistic model to estimate noise level and subsequently detect the presence of speech. These embodiments outperform standard voice activity detectors (VADs), producing improved detection in a variety of noisy environments.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100094624 - System and method for machine-based determination of speech intelligibility in an aircraft during flight operations: A method for effecting a machine-based determination of speech intelligibility in an aircraft during flight operations includes: (a) in no particular order: (1) providing a representation of a machine-based speech evaluating signal; and (2) providing a representation of in-flight noise; (b) combining the representation of a machine-based speech evaluation signal... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20100094626 - Method and apparatus for locating speech keyword and speech recognition system: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method and apparatus for locating a keyword of a speech and a speech recognition system. The method includes the steps of: by extracting feature parameters from frames constituting the recognition target speech, forming a feature parameter vector sequence that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100094627 - Automatic identification of tags for user generated content: A method and system for automatically identifying tags for a media item. An audio track associated with a media item is analyzed. References to individuals in the audio track are compared to known acquaintances of a user. Matches are identified as potential tags. Duplicate matches can be presented to the... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20100094628 - System and method for latency reduction for automatic speech recognition using partial multi-pass results: A system and method is provided for reducing latency for automatic speech recognition. In one embodiment, intermediate results produced by multiple search passes are used to update a display of transcribed text.... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100094629 - Weight coefficient learning system and audio recognition system: A weighting factor learning system includes an audio recognition section that recognizes learning audio data and outputting the recognition result; a weighting factor updating section that updates a weighting factor applied to a score obtained from an acoustic model and a language model so that the difference between a correct-answer... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100094630 - Associating source information with phonetic indices: The present invention relates to creating a phonetic index of phonemes from an audio segment that includes speech content from multiple sources. The phonemes in the phonetic index are directly or indirectly associated with the corresponding source of the speech from which the phonemes were derived. By associating the phonemes... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20100094631 - Apparatus and method for synthesizing an output signal: An apparatus for synthesizing a rendered output signal having a first audio channel and a second audio channel includes a decorrelator stage for generating a decorrelator signal based on a downmix signal, and a combiner for performing a weighted combination of the downmix signal and a decorrelated signal based on... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100094632 - System and method of developing a tts voice: Disclosed herein are various aspects of a toolkit used for generating a TTS voice for use in a spoken dialog system. The embodiments in each case may be in the form of the system, a computer-readable medium or a method for generating the TTS voice. An embodiment of the invention... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100094634 - Method and apparatus for creating face character based on voice: An apparatus and method of creating a face character which corresponds to a voice of a user is provided. To create various facial expressions with fewer key models, a face character is divided in a plurality of areas and a voice sample is parameterized corresponding to pronunciation and emotion. If... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100094633 - Voice analysis device, voice analysis method, voice analysis program, and system integration circuit: A sound analysis device comprises: a sound parameter calculation unit operable to acquire an audio signal and calculate a sound parameter for each of partial audio signals, the partial audio signals each being the acquired audio signal in a unit of time; a category determination unit operable to determine, from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100094635 - System for voice-based interaction on web pages: SYSTEM FOR VOICE-BASE INTERACTION ON WEB PAGES, of type that permits the incorporation of voice-handling functions on a Web page, in which from a Terminal (1) a Web page (3) of a Web site that is structured under the DOM (Domain Object Model), or any of its extensions, and a... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20100094636 - System and method for operating a security system: A system and method for operating a security system include a device control module configured for electronic communication with a plurality of devices and a user interface coupled in electronic communication with the device control module. The user interface includes a voice memory and a first speaker. The user interface... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100094638 - Apparatus and method for deciding adaptive noise level for bandwidth extension: An apparatus and method for deciding an adaptive noise level for bandwidth extension are provided. The apparatus includes a noise level decider for deciding a high-band noise level for bandwidth extension according to tonality of an input signal, a pitch frequency analyzer for detecting a pitch frequency of the input... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100094637 - Arbitrary shaping of temporal noise envelope without side-information: In a first aspect, arbitrary shaping of the temporal envelope of noise is provided in spectral domain coding systems without the need of side-information. In the encoding, a filtered measure of quantization error is applied as a feedback signal to the frequency-domain representation of a discrete time-domain signal prior to... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100094640 - Audio encoding method and device: Audio encoding method and device comprising the transmission, in addition to the data representing a frequency-limited signal, of information relating to a temporal filter that can be applied to the entire broadened signal, both in its transmitted low-frequency part and in its reconstituted high-frequency part. The application of this filter... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100094641 - Audio signal processing circuit: An audio signal processing circuit is provided which comprises an ADC which samples an audio signal at a predetermined sampling frequency, a high-band compensation processor which compensates a signal sampled by the ADC to a frequency band which is higher than a signal band sampled by the sampling frequency, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100094642 - Method of lost frame consealment and device: A device for lost frame concealment comprises: a lost frame detector for detecting whether a voice frame is lost, a decoding module for decoding the current voice frame, a low band delay module for delaying the low band signal, a low band signal recovering module for recovering the lost low... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100094639 - Methods and arrangements employing digital content items: Methods and arrangements for identifying content, and employing such identification, are detailed. One method embeds a plural-bit digital watermark into content, but first checks to see if the content is previously watermarked. Another method applies a digital watermark detection procedure to only a sub-portion of a digital content item. Yet... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20100094643 - Systems and methods for reconstructing decomposed audio signals: Systems and methods for reconstructing decomposed audio signals are presented. In exemplary embodiments, a decomposed audio signal is received. The decomposed audio signal may include a plurality of frequency sub-band signals having successively shifted group delays as a function of frequency from a filter bank. The plurality of frequency sub-band... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100088084 - Method for translating a non-verbal communication within a virtual world environment: The present disclosure is directed to a method for translating non-verbal communication in a virtual world environment. The method may comprise: receiving a first signal comprising a first non-verbal communication associated with an avatar within the virtual world environment having a first meaning within a first context; determining a second... Agent: Ibm Corporation (accsp) C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100088085 - Statistical machine translation apparatus and method: A statistical machine translation apparatus and method reflecting linguistic information are provided. In the process of generating a translation model based on statistical information on source language sentences and target language sentences during word alignment, the translation model is generated using word alignment results that are amended based on a... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100088086 - Method for personalizing computerized customer service: An apparatus, method, and computer program product for improving user satisfaction with automated response computer driven systems is provided. In one embodiment the automated computer system utilizes a Web browser accessing at least a Web site. In another embodiment, the automated computer system is a telephonic response system with voice... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20100088087 - Multi-tapable predictive text: A multi-tapable predictive text method and device that allows for both multi-tap and predictive text entry to be used in conjunction thereby facilitating entry of text in languages having a large number or characters and/or on devices having a small number of keys. The method includes selecting at least one... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100088088 - Customizable method and system for emotional recognition: An automated emotional recognition system is adapted to determine emotional states of a speaker based on the analysis of a speech signal. The emotional recognition system includes at least one server function and at least one client function in communication with the at least one server function for receiving assistance... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100088089 - Speech synthesizer: Synthesizing a set of digital speech samples corresponding to a selected voicing state includes dividing speech model parameters into frames, with a frame of speech model parameters including pitch information, voicing information determining the voicing state in one or more frequency regions, and spectral information. First and second digital filters... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100088090 - Arithmetic encoding for celp speech encoders: A communication system (100) includes devices (102, 104, 200) for transmitting and receiving digital audio. The devices use audio encoders (210, 804) and decoders (222, 916) such as ACELP or DCT/IDCT to compress and decompress audio and use arithmetic encoders (212) and decoders (220) to encode and decode the compressed... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20100088091 - Fixed codebook search method through iteration-free global pulse replacement and speech coder using the same method: Provided are a fixed codebook search method based on iteration-free global pulse replacement in a speech codec, and a Code-Excited Linear-Prediction (CELP)-based speech codec using the method. The fixed codebook search method based on iteration-free global pulse replacement in a speech codec includes the steps of: (a) determining an initial... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100088092 - Method and arrangement for controlling smoothing of stationary background noise: In a method of smoothing stationary background noise in a telecommunication speech session, initially receiving and decoding S10 a signal representative of a speech session, where the signal comprises both a speech component and a background noise component. Subsequently, providing S20 a noisiness measure for the signal, and adaptively S30... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100088094 - Device and method for voice activity detection: A voice activity detection (VAD) device and method are disclosed, so that the VAD threshold can be adaptive to the background noise variation. The VAD device includes: a background analyzing unit, adapted to: analyze background noise features of a current signal according to an input VAD judgment result, obtain parameters... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100088093 - Voice command acquisition system and method: A voice command acquisition method and system for motor vehicles is improved in that noise source information is obtained directly from the vehicle system bus. Upon receiving an input signal with a voice command, the system bus is queried for one or more possible sources of a noise component in... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100088096 - Hand held speech recognition device: A hand held device is used for interactively converting speech into text with at least one speaker. The device includes: a screen for displaying text; at least one voice input source for receiving speech from a single speaker; a sound processor operably connected to the voice input source; a storage... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100088095 - Methods and system to generate data associated with a medical report using voice inputs: Methods and system to generate data associated with a medical report using voice inputs are described herein. In one example implementation, a computer-implemented method to automatically generate data associated with a medical report using voice inputs received during a first encounter includes receiving a voice input from a source and... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100088097 - User friendly speaker adaptation for speech recognition: Improved performance and user experience for speech recognition application and system by utilizing for example offline adaptation without tedious effort by a user. Interactions with a user may be in the form of a quiz, game, or other scenario wherein the user may implicitly provide vocal input for adaptation data.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100088098 - Speech recognizer, speech recognition method, and speech recognition program: A speech recognition apparatus includes a speech collating unit that calculates similarities at each time between a feature amount converted by a speech analyzing unit and a word model generated by a word model generating unit. The speech collating unit extracts a word model from word models generated by the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100088099 - Reducing processing latency in optical character recognition for portable reading machine: A portable reading device includes a computing device and a computer readable medium storing a computer program product to receive an image and select a section of the image to process. The product processes the section of the image with a first process and when the first process is finished... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100088100 - Electronic devices with voice command and contextual data processing capabilities: An electronic device may capture a voice command from a user. The electronic device may store contextual information about the state of the electronic device when the voice command is received. The electronic device may transmit the voice command and the contextual information to computing equipment such as a desktop... Agent: Treyz Law Group
20100088101 - System and method for facilitating call routing using speech recognition: A computer-implemented method is described for optimizing prompts for a speech-enabled application. The speech-enabled application is operable to receive communications from a number of users and communicate one or more prompts to each user to illicit a response from the user that indicates the purpose of the user's communication. The... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100088102 - Audio coding and reproducing apparatus: In order to reduce the problem that sound cuts out due to overflow of audio output data caused by a delay in shifting to an audio reproducing process, an audio coding and reproducing apparatus includes: an input data storage unit in which PCM audio signals are stored; an output data... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100088103 - Playback apparatus and playback method: Noise is prevented when decoding an audio stream not containing syncwords or CRC bits in the elementary stream. When decoding a current frame, the private header of the next frame is analyzed and the current frame is muted if the private header of the next frame is not valid. When... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100082325 - Automated phonetic language translation system using human brain interface: A phonetic language translation system receives audio output from an electronic device presented to the user, so as to identify any speech signal contained within the audio output. The speech signals are broken down into recognizable phonemes which make up the most basic elements of speech in spoken languages. The... Agent: Johnson Manuel-devadoss ("johnson-smith")
20100082324 - Replacing terms in machine translation: A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives an output translation from a machine translation system, wherein the output translation is in a target language and is based at least in part upon an input to the machine translation system in a source language, and wherein the input... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100082326 - System and method for enriching spoken language translation with prosodic information: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for enriching spoken language translation with prosodic information in a statistical speech translation framework. The method includes receiving speech for translation to a target language, generating pitch accent labels representing segments of the received speech which are prosodically prominent, and injecting pitch... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20100082327 - Systems and methods for mapping phonemes for text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082330 - Multi-lingual maps: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for supporting multi-lingual maps are disclosed. In one embodiment, a query indicating that a map is requested is received. A language in which the map is to be presented is determined. A set of map data for rendering the map is obtained, wherein the set... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20100082328 - Systems and methods for speech preprocessing in text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082329 - Systems and methods of detecting language and natural language strings for text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082332 - Methods and apparatus for protecting users from objectionable text: Methods and apparatus are provided for protecting users from objectionable text. Users are protected from objectionable text, by obtaining a predefined acceptable word list containing a plurality of acceptable words; receiving a textual entry from at least one user; and limiting the textual entry to only the acceptable words. The... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100082331 - Semantically-driven extraction of relations between named entities: A system and method of developing rules for text processing enable retrieval of instances of named entities in a predetermined semantic relation (such as the DATE and PLACE of an EVENT) by extracting patterns from text strings in which attested examples of named entities satisfying the semantic relation occur. The... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20100082333 - Lemmatizing, stemming, and query expansion method and system: A method of stemming text and system therefore are described. The method comprises removing stop words from a document based on at least one stop word entry in an array of stop words and flagging as nouns words determined to be attached to definite articles and preceded by a noun... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100082334 - System and method for voice user interface navigation: A Voice User Interface (VUI) or Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system utilizes three levels of navigation (e.g. Main Menu, Services, and Helper Commands) in presenting information units arranged in sets. The units are “spoken” by a system in a group to a human user and the group of information at... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100082335 - System and method for transmitting and receiving wideband speech signals: The system for transmitting and receiving a wideband speech signal includes an A/D converter for receiving an analog speech signal to convert it into a digital speech signal, a transmitter analysis filter for receiving the digital speech signal and dividing it into a baseband signal and an enhancement residual band... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100082336 - Apparatus and method for calculating a fundamental frequency change: A logarithmic frequency spectrum within a predetermined time range is calculated from a speech signal. The logarithmic frequency spectrum has a frequency element at equal intervals along a logarithmic frequency axis. A logarithmic frequency spectrogram is calculated by connecting a plurality of logarithmic frequency spectrums. A value of the frequency... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100082337 - Adaptive sound source vector quantization device, adaptive sound source vector inverse quantization device, and method thereof: Disclosed is an adaptive sound source vector quantization device capable of improving quantization accuracy of adaptive sound source vector quantization while suppressing increase of the calculation amount in CELP sound encoding which performs encoding in sub-frame unit. In the device, a search adaptive sound source vector generation unit (103) cuts... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100082338 - Voice processing apparatus and voice processing method: A voice processing apparatus, which processes a first voice signal, includes: an acoustic analysis part which analyzes a feature quantity of an input second voice signal; a reference range calculation part which calculates a reference range based on the feature quantity; a comparing part which compares the feature quantity and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100082339 - Wind noise reduction: By monitoring the wind noise in a location in which a cellular telephone is operating and by applying noise reduction and/or cancellation protocols at the appropriate time via analog and/or digital signal processing, it is possible to significantly reduce wind noise entering into a communication system.... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20100082341 - Speaker recognition device and method using voice signal analysis: A device includes a speaker recognition device operable to perform a method that identifies a speaker using voice signal analysis. The speaker recognition device and method identifies the speaker by analyzing a voice signal and comparing the signal with voice signal characteristics of speakers, which are statistically classified. The device... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100082340 - Speech recognition system and method for generating a mask of the system: The speech recognition system of the present invention includes: a sound source separating section which separates mixed speeches from multiple sound sources; a mask generating section which generates a soft mask which can take continuous values between 0 and 1 for each separated speech according to reliability of separation in... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100082342 - Method of retaining a media stream without its private audio content: A method is disclosed that enables the handling of audio streams for segments in the audio that might contain private information, in a way that is more straightforward than in some techniques in the prior art. The data-processing system of the illustrative embodiment receives a media stream that comprises an... Agent: Avaya Demont & Breyer, LLC
20100082343 - Sequential speech recognition with two unequal asr systems: Sequential speech recognition using two unequal automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems may be provided. The system may provide two sets of vocabulary data. A determination may be made as to whether entries in one set of vocabulary data are likely to be confused with entries in the other set of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100082344 - Systems and methods for selective rate of speech and speech preferences for text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082350 - Method and system for providing synthesized speech: An approach providing the efficient use of speech synthesis in rendering text content as audio in a communications network. The communications network can include a telephony network and a data network in support of, for example, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. A speech synthesis system receives a text string... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100082345 - Speech and text driven hmm-based body animation synthesis: An “Animation Synthesizer” uses trainable probabilistic models, such as Hidden Markov Models (HMM), Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), etc., to provide speech and text driven body animation synthesis. Probabilistic models are trained using synchronized motion and speech inputs (e.g., live or recorded audio/video feeds) at various speech levels, such as sentences,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100082347 - Systems and methods for concatenation of words in text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082349 - Systems and methods for selective text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082348 - Systems and methods for text normalization for text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082346 - Systems and methods for text to speech synthesis: Algorithms for synthesizing speech used to identify media assets are provided. Speech may be selectively synthesized form text strings associated with media assets. A text string may be normalized and its native language determined for obtaining a target phoneme for providing human-sounding speech in a language (e.g., dialect or accent)... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100082351 - Universal remote controller and control code setup method thereof: The present invention provides a universal remote controller that transmits and informs the learning of control codes, the setup of the control codes, and the setup of preference channels by voice commands, learns a voice command or key value input according to the voice command transmitted, and registers the leaned... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100082352 - Scalable lossless audio codec and authoring tool: An audio codec losslessly encodes audio data into a sequence of analysis windows in a scalable bitstream. This is suitably done by separating the audio data into MSB and LSB portions and encoding each with a different lossless algorithm. An authoring tool compares the buffered payload to an allowed payload... Agent: Dts, Inc.Previous industry: Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
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