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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/27/2011 > 26 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110022379 - On-demand language translation for television programs: In an embodiment, a method of providing an on demand translation service is provided. A subscriber may be charged a reduced fee or no fee for use of the on demand translation service in exchange for displaying commercial messages to the subscriber, the commercial messages being selected based on subscriber... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20110022378 - Translation system using phonetic symbol input and method and interface thereof: This specification provided a translation system using phonetic symbol input and the method and interface thereof. The entered phonetic symbols are used as input information. The input information is compared with the translational explanation in the translation database. When there is a match in the comparison, the corresponding word is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20110022380 - Phrase-based statistical machine translation as a generalized traveling salesman problem: Systems and methods are described that facilitate phrase-based statistical machine translation (SMT) incorporating bigram (or higher n-gram) language models by modeling bi-phrases as nodes in a graph. Additionally, construction of a translation is modeled as a “tour” amongst the nodes of the graph, such that a translation solution is generated... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20110022381 - Active learning systems and methods for rapid porting of machine translation systems to new language pairs or new domains: Systems and methods for active learning of statistical machine translation systems through dynamic creation and updating of parallel corpus. The systems and methods provided create accurate parallel corpus entries from a test set of sentences, words, phrases, etc. by calculating confidence scores for particular translations. Translations with high confidence scores... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20110022382 - Adaptive reduction of noise signals and background signals in a speech-processing system: An audio input signal is filtered using an adaptive filter to generate a prediction output signal with reduced noise, wherein the filter is implemented using a plurality of coefficients to generate a plurality of prediction errors and to generate an error from the plurality of prediction errors, wherein the absolute... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20110022383 - Method for processing noisy speech signal, apparatus for same and computer-readable recording medium: A sound quality improvement method for a noisy speech signal according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of estimating a noise signal of an input noisy speech signal by performing a predetermined noise estimation procedure for the noisy speech signal; measuring a relative magnitude difference to... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20110022385 - Method and equipment of pattern recognition, its program and its recording medium: The present invention provides a method and equipment of pattern recognition capable of efficiently pruning partial hypotheses without lowering recognition accuracy, its pattern recognition program, and its recording medium. In a second search unit, a likelihood calculation unit calculates an acoustic likelihood by matching time series data of acoustic feature... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110022384 - Wind turbine control system and method for inputting commands to a wind turbine controller: A method and a control system are provided for inputting commands to a wind turbine controller during a service or maintenance procedure. A command orally input by a user is transformed into an electrical signal representing the orally input command. The electrical signal is transformed into an input command signal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110022387 - Correcting transcribed audio files with an email-client interface: Methods and systems for requesting a transcription of audio data. One method includes displaying a send-for-transcription button within an email-client interface on a computer-controlled display, and automatically sending a selected email message and associated audio data to a transcription server as a request for a transcription of the associated audio... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110022386 - Speech recognition tuning tool: Systems and methods for tuning a dictionary of a speech recognition system includes accessing a voice mail record of a user, accessing a recorded audio file of a name of the user in the voice mail record spoken by the user, providing the audio file to a speech recognition system,... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC
20110022389 - Apparatus and method for improving performance of voice recognition in a portable terminal: An apparatus and method for improving the performance of voice recognition in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a voice recognition management unit, and a controller. After recognizing a user's voice and extracting at least one voice parameter, the voice recognition management unit determines if the extracted at... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20110022388 - Method and system for speech recognition using social networks: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed an apparatus comprising an audio interface configured to receive an audio signal, a data interface is configured to communicate with at least one social graph, and logic is coupled to the audio interface and the data interface. The logic is configured to identify... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20110022390 - Speech device, speech control program, and speech control method: In order to speak numerals in a manner readily comprehensible to a user, a speech device includes a voice synthesis portion 55 which, when a given character string includes a numeral made up of a plurality of digits, speaks the numeral in either a first speech method in which the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110022391 - Method and apparatus for generating an excitation signal for background noise: A method and apparatus for generating an excitation signal for background noise are provided. The method includes: generating a quasi excitation signal by utilizing coding parameters in a speech coding/decoding stage and a transition length of an excitation signal; and obtaining the excitation signal for background noise in a transition... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20110022392 - Information processing system and information processing method: A framework is provided which performs location-based analysis using an individual feature such as a stress level obtained based on biological information. An information processing system includes an acquisition unit which acquires frequency power information of a voice inputted at a mobile terminal having a voice communication function, and position... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110022395 - Machine for emotion detection (med) in a communications device: A system and method monitors the emotional content of human voice signals after the signals have been compressed by standard telecommunication equipment. By analyzing voice signals after compression and decompression, less information is processed, saving power and reducing the amount of equipment used. During conversation, a user of the disclosed... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20110022393 - Multimode user interface of a driver assistance system for inputting and presentation of information: In a method for multimode information input and/or adaptation of the display of a display and control device, input signals of different modality are detected which are supplied via the device to a voice recognition unit, thus initiating a desired function and/or display as an output signal, which are displayed... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110022394 - Visual similarity: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for visual similarity. A method includes receiving a stream of video content, generating interpretations of the received video content using speech/natural language processing (NLP), associating the interpretations of the received video content with images extracted from video content based on timeline, and using... Agent: Kenneth F. Kozik
20110022396 - Method, system and user interface for automatically creating an atmosphere, particularly a lighting atmosphere, based on a keyword input: The invention relates to the automatic creation of an atmosphere, particularly a lighting atmosphere, based on a keyword input such as a keyword typed or spoken by a user. A basic idea of the invention is to enable a user of an atmosphere creation system such as a lighting system... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110022400 - Audio resume playback device and audio resume playback method: An audio playback device includes an interruption-information storage memory which holds frame information at the time of an interruption of playback, a compressed-stream control section which calculates a start position of reading the compressed stream from a recording medium, and reads the compressed stream accordingly, a compressed-stream decode section which... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110022399 - Auto detection method for frame header: A method for auto-detecting a frame header is provided. By searching and comparing content of input frames and predetermined sync words, decoding efficiency is increased and the probability of incurring program errors is reduced. Once decoding errors occur, an auto-recovery mechanism soon recovers the audio decoding system operation.... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20110022398 - Method and apparatus for transcoding audio data: A method and apparatus for transcoding audio data. The method includes determining if AAC joint stereo exists, running a reference AC-3 rematrixing when the AAC joint stereo does not exist, when AAC joint stereo does exist, enabling rematrixing when the number of corresponding AAC bands is greater than half the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20110022401 - Slot position coding of ott syntax of spatial audio coding application: Spatial information associated with an audio signal is encoded into a bitstream, which can be transmitted to a decoder or recorded to a storage media. The bitstream can include different syntax related to time, frequency and spatial domains. In some embodiments, the bitstream includes one or more data structures (e.g.,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)
20110022397 - Slot position coding of ttt syntax of spatial audio coding application: Spatial information associated with an audio signal is encoded into a bitstream, which can be transmitted to a decoder or recorded to a storage media. The bitstream can include different syntax related to time, frequency and spatial domains. In some embodiments, the bitstream includes one or more data structures (e.g.,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)
20110022402 - Enhanced coding and parameter representation of multichannel downmixed object coding: An audio object coder for generating an encoded object signal using a plurality of audio objects includes a downmix information generator for generating downmix information indicating a distribution of the plurality of audio objects into at least two downmix channels, an audio object parameter generator for generating object parameters for... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20110022403 - Sound recording apparatus and method: A sound recording apparatus having a driving unit generates a sound signal from an input sound, detects the level of the sound signal, adjusts the level of the generated sound signal at an amplification factor corresponding to the detected level, and processes the adjusted sound signal to prevent an amplified... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente01/20/2011 > 15 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110015919 - Displaying original text in a user interface with translated text: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for user interaction with machine translation. A user interface for receiving requests to translate text and/or documents from a first language text to a second language text. The translated text and/or document is displayed such that the first language text corresponding to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20110015920 - Apparatus for chinese language education and method thereof: An apparatus for Chinese language education includes a set of Chinese character pieces, a Chinese dictionary database, an input unit, and a processing unit. Each of the Chinese character pieces is associated with a distinct Chinese character, has the distinct Chinese character visibly indicated thereon, and is provided with a... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20110015921 - System and method for using lingual hierarchy, connotation and weight of authority: An authoring environment comprising a linguistic construction tool and method to allow qualitative search and representation of results that may use one or any combination of lingual hierarchy, connotation and weight of authority for constructing a multidimensional conceptual model applicable to one or more documents. The linguistic construction tool and... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20110015922 - Speech intelligibility improvement method and apparatus: Prevalence detection is advantageously applied to the result of specific spectral discrimination to adaptively determine prevalent frequencies existing within an audio signal containing speech. Prevalent frequencies in this audio signal so isolated are attenuated in a highly selective manner, thus reducing the masking potential of pervasive resonances and obfuscative energy... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20110015923 - Method and apparatus for generating noises: A method and an apparatus for generating comfortable noises so as to improve user experience are disclosed. The method includes: if a received data frame is a noise frame, calculating a corresponding energy attenuation parameter based on the noise frame and a data frame received earlier than the noise frame;... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20110015924 - Acoustic source separation: A method of separating a mixture of acoustic signals from a plurality of sources comprises: providing pressure signals indicative of time-varying acoustic pressure in the mixture; defining a series of time windows; and for each time window: a) providing from the pressure signals a series of sample values of measured... Agent: Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
20110015925 - Speech recognition system and method: m
20110015927 - System and method for efficient laser processing of a moving web-based material: An automatic speech recognition system recognizes user changes to dictated text and infers whether such changes result from the user changing his/her mind, or whether such changes are a result of a recognition error. If a recognition error is detected, the system uses the type of user correction to modify... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110015926 - Word detection functionality of a mobile communication terminal: Voice communication by first and second users in a voice communication session that facilitates communication between a first device through which a first user communicates and a second device through which a second user communicates is enabled. Words spoken in the voice communication session between the first device and the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20110015928 - Combination and federation of local and remote speech recognition: Techniques to provide automatic speech recognition at a local device are described. An apparatus may include an audio input to receive audio data indicating a task. The apparatus may further include a local recognizer component to receive the audio data, to pass the audio data to a remote recognizer while... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110015929 - Transforming a tactually selected user input into an audio output: A contextual input device includes a plurality of tactually discernable keys disposed in a predetermined configuration which replicates a particular relationship among a plurality of items associated with a known physical object. The tactually discernable keys are typically labeled with Braille type. The known physical object is typically a collection... Agent: Law Office Of Philip A Steiner
20110015930 - Unified communication system: A unified communication system is disclosed that allows a variety of end point types to participate in a communication event using a common, unified communication system. In some implementations, a calling party interacts with a client application residing on an endpoint to make a communication request to another endpoint. A... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20110015931 - Periodic signal processing method,periodic signal conversion method,periodic signal processing device, and periodic signal analysis method: The invention relates to a periodic signal processing method, a periodic signal conversion method, and a periodic signal processing device capable of reducing the influence of periodicity without using a spectral model. Time windows are arranged such that a center of each of the time windows is at a division... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110015932 - method for song searching by voice: The present invention relates to a method for song searching by voice, especially the method with which users can complete settings and then start searching, so that the users' voices of search conditions will be acquired to make voice recognition, and the recognition results will be compared with the instruction... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20110015933 - Signal encoding apparatus, signal decoding apparatus, signal processing system, signal encoding process method, signal decoding process method, and program: Provided is a signal encoding apparatus including: an encoding unit which encodes a quantization value of a frequency spectrum in an input signal through a plurality of encoding algorithms; an amplitude change amount calculation unit which calculates an amplitude change amount with respect to the frequency spectrum based on a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP01/13/2011 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110010162 - Flexible display translation: A user interface for displaying source data and a translated copy of a segment of the source data is provided. The user interface includes a first display portion for displaying at least a subset of the source data on the display. The user interface includes a second display portion for... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110010165 - Apparatus and method for optimizing a concatenate recognition unit: An apparatus and method for optimizing a concatenate recognition unit are provided. The apparatus and method of optimizing a concatenate recognition unit may generate an optimized concatenate recognition unit based on a basic language model generated using the concatenate recognition unit extracted from statistical information.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20110010163 - Method, device, computer program and computer program product for processing linguistic data in accordance with a formalized natural language: A method, device and computer program product for processing, in a computer system, linguistic data in accordance with a grammar of a Formalized Natural Language. The grammar of the Formalized Natural language is a text grammar operating on a set of texts of type Text. This text grammar is defined... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20110010164 - System and method for generating manually designed and automatically optimized spoken dialog systems: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for generating a natural language spoken dialog system. The method includes nominating a set of allowed dialog actions and a set of contextual features at each turn in a dialog, and selecting an optimal action from the set of... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20110010167 - Method for generating background noise and noise processing apparatus: A method for generating background noise and a noise processing apparatus are provided in order to improve user experience. The method includes: if an obtained signal frame is a noise frame, a high band noise encoding parameter is obtained from the noise frame; weighting and/or smoothing is performed on the... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20110010166 - Mobile communication terminal connectable to network: A mobile communication terminal includes a first communication unit connectable to a first communication apparatus via a first network using a first wireless communication protocol, a second communication unit connectable to a second communication apparatus via a second network using a second wireless communication protocol different from the first wireless... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20110010168 - Multimode coding of speech-like and non-speech-like signals: The invention relates to the coding of audio signals that may include both speech-like and non-speech-like signal components. It describes methods and apparatus for code excited linear prediction (CELP) audio encoding and decoding that employ linear predictive coding (LPC) synthesis filters controlled by LPC parameters, a plurality of codebooks each... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20110010169 - Reduced-complexity vector indexing and de-indexing: This invention relates to indexing an input vector contained in a set of vectors of a plurality of sets of vectors. The indexing comprises performing, in case that the input vector is contained in a set of vectors of a pre-defined group of one or more sets of vectors of... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20110010170 - Use of multiple speech recognition software instances: A wireless communication device is disclosed that accepts recorded audio data from an end-user. The audio data can be in the form of a command requesting user action. Likewise, the audio data can be converted into a text file. The audio data is reduced to a digital file in a... Agent: Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20110010172 - Noise reduction system using a sensor based speech detector: Speech detection is a technique to determine and classify periods of speech. In a normal conversation, each speaker speaks less than half the time. The remaining time is devoted to listening to the other end and pauses between speech and silence. The classification is usually done by comparing the signal... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20110010171 - Singular value decomposition for improved voice recognition in presence of multi-talker background noise: A system and method for providing speech recognition functionality offers improved accuracy and robustness in noisy environments having multiple speakers. The described technique includes receiving speech energy and converting the received speech energy to a digitized form. The digitized speech energy is decomposed into features that are then projected into... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
20110010174 - Multimodal disambiguation of speech recognition: The present invention provides a speech recognition system combined with one or more alternate input modalities to ensure efficient and accurate text input. The speech recognition system achieves less than perfect accuracy due to limited processing power, environmental noise, and/or natural variations in speaking style. The alternate input modalities use... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20110010173 - System for analyzing interactions and reporting analytic results to human-operated and system interfaces in real time: A computerized system for advising one communicant in electronic communication between two or more communicants has apparatus monitoring and recording interaction between the communicants, software executing from a machine-readable medium and providing analytics, the software functions including rendering speech into text, and analyzing the rendered text for topics, performing communicant... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc,- Alcatel Joint Number
20110010175 - Text data processing apparatus, text data processing method, and recording medium storing text data processing program: Provided is to a text data processing apparatus, method and program to add a symbol at an appropriate position. The apparatus according to this embodiment is a text data processing apparatus that executes edit of a symbol in input text, the apparatus including symbol edit determination means 52 that determines... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110010176 - Hmm learning device and method, program, and recording medium: An HMM (Hidden Markov Model) learning device includes: a learning unit for learning a state transition probability as the function of actions that an agent can execute, with learning with HMM performed based on actions that the agent has executed, and time series information made up of an observation signal;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110010177 - Question and answer database expansion apparatus and question and answer database expansion method: A question and answer database expansion apparatus includes: a question and answer database in which questions and answers corresponding to the questions are registered in association with each other, a first speech recognition unit which carries out speech recognition for an input sound signal by using a language model based... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20110010178 - System and method for transforming vernacular pronunciation: Provided is a system and method for transforming vernacular pronunciation with respect to Hanja using a statistical method. In a system for transforming vernacular pronunciation, a vernacular pronunciation extracting unit extracts a vernacular pronunciation with respect to a Hanja character string, a statistical data determining unit determines a statistical data... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20110010179 - Voice synthesis and processing: A method and an apparatus for voice synthesis and processing have been presented. In one exemplary method, a first audio recording of a human speech in a natural language is received. Then speech analysis synthesis algorithm is applied to the first audio recording to synthesize a second audio recording from... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110010180 - Speech enabled media sharing in a multimodal application: Speech enabled media sharing in a multimodal application including parsing, by a multimodal browser, one or more markup documents of a multimodal application; identifying, by the multimodal browser, in the one or more markup documents a web resource for display in the multimodal browser; loading, by the multimodal browser, a... Agent: International Corp (blf)01/06/2011 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110004461 - Character communication device: A character communication device which is connected to a network and enables at least communication by using characters. The device comprises a candidate term display means (S104) for displaying a group of candidate terms prepared for message communication in a candidate term display area (52) of the screen, a term... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110004465 - Computation and analysis of significant themes: Systems and computer-implemented processes for computation and analysis of significant themes in a corpus of documents. The computation and analysis of significant themes can be executed on a processor and involves generating a lexical unit document association (LUDA) vector for each lexical unit that has been provided and quantifying similarities... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20110004462 - Generating topic-specific language models: Speech recognition may be improved by generating and using a topic specific language model. A topic specific language model may be created by performing an initial pass on an audio signal using a generic or basis language model. A speech recognition device may then determine topics relating to the audio... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20110004464 - Method and system for smart mark-up of natural language business rules: Smart Mark-up or highlighting delimits a rule using ontology technology to identify words and fields as objects and/or possible values in the rule. These technologies support the user in formalizing parts of the rules in a manner consistent with the system's data.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110004463 - Systems and methods for extracting patterns from graph and unstructured data: A computing system receives input data having both graph and unstructured data and computes a current log likelihood of the input data. The computing system compares the current log likelihood with a previous log likelihood of the input data. If the current log likelihood is larger than the previous log... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110004466 - Stereo signal encoding device, stereo signal decoding device and methods for them: A technique of improving the degree of freedom of controlling the accuracy of encoding a stereo signal. In a stereo signal encoding device (100), a sum/difference calculation section (101) generates a monophonic signal which is the sum of first and second channel signals constituting a stereo signal and a side... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110004467 - Vocal and instrumental audio effects: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for producing audio and/or visual effects according to a correlation between reference data and estimated note data derived from an input acoustic audio waveform. Some embodiments calculate a pitch score as a function of a pitch estimate derived from the input waveform,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110004468 - Hearing aid and hearing-aid processing method: A hearing aid for improving diminished hearing caused by reduced temporal resolution includes: a speech input unit (201) which receives a speech signal from outside; a speech analysis unit (202) which detects a sound segment and a segment acoustically regarded as soundless from the speech signal received by the speech... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110004469 - Vector quantization device, vector inverse quantization device, and method thereof: Disclosed are a vector quantization device and others capable of adaptively adjusting a vector space of a code vector for quantization of a second stage by using a quantization result of a first stage and improving the quantization accuracy. In the device, the first quantization unit (101) performs quantization of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110004471 - Method and means for encoding background noise information: The inventive method provides for an encoder in a voice codec to be designed such that after a particular idle time (“Idle Period”) it recalculates the averaged energy and the autocorrelation function. Administrative points in the network inform the encoder about the idle time which has been set in the... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (sen)
20110004470 - Method for wind noise reduction: A noisy signal is picked up by a microphone, digitized by an Analog to Digital Converter and fed to a processor for analysis and wind noise reduction. Most of noise reduction methods are based on the assumption that the interfering noise is stationary or slowly varying compared with speech. This... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20110004472 - Speech recognition using channel verification: A method for automatic speech recognition includes determining for an input signal a plurality scores representative of certainties that the input signal is associated with corresponding states of a speech recognition model, using the speech recognition model and the determined scores to compute an average signal, computing a difference value... Agent: Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20110004473 - Apparatus and method for enhanced speech recognition: A method and apparatus for improving speech recognition results for an audio signal captured within an organization, comprising: receiving the audio signal captured by a capturing or logging device; extracting a phonetic feature and an acoustic feature from the audio signal; decoding the phonetic feature into a phonetic searchable structure;... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys
20110004474 - Audience measurement system utilizing voice recognition technology: A method, a system, and a computer program product for determining a total count of audience members within a sensory receiving environment during the presentation of a program. A voice recognition unit is enabled when a signal for a program/subject/event, such as a broadcast program, is received. The voice recognition... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20110004475 - Methods and apparatuses for automatic speech recognition: Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses for automatic speech recognition are described. First model parameters associated with a first representation of an input signal are generated. The first representation of the input signal is a discrete parameter representation. Second model parameters associated with a second representation of the input signal... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110004476 - Apparatus and method for creating singing synthesizing database, and pitch curve generation apparatus and method: Variation over time in fundamental frequency in singing voices is separated into a melody-dependent component and a phoneme-dependent component, modeled for each of the components and stored into a singing synthesizing database. In execution of singing synthesis, a pitch curve indicative of variation over time in fundamental frequency of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20110004477 - Facility for processing verbal feedback and updating digital video recorder(dvr) recording patterns: A method, a system and a computer program product for using speech/voice recognition technology to update digital video recorder (DVR) program recording patterns, based on program viewer/listener feedback. A speech controlled pattern modification (SCPM) utility utilizes a DVR recording sub-system integrated with speech processing functionality to compare control phrases with... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20110004479 - Harmonic transposition: The present invention relates to transposing signals in time and/or frequency and in particular to coding of audio signals. More particular, the present invention relates to high frequency reconstruction (HFR) methods including a frequency domain harmonic transposer. A method and system for generating a transposed output signal from an input... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20110004478 - Method and apparatus for transforming between different filter bank domains: Filter banks may have different structures and different individual output signal domains. Often a translation between different filter bank domains is desirable. Usually, mapping matrices are used that, however, vary over frequency. This requires a significant amount of lookup tables. A method for transforming first data frames of a first... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLCPrevious industry: Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
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