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2016/0275971 SLIDER BACK SIDE ETCHING TO INCREASE SHEAR STRENGTH BETWEEN SUSPENSION AND SLIDER
The present disclosure generally relates to a slider having a textured bonding surface. The slider may be used in a hard disk drive (HDD). The textured bonding...
2016/0275970 MAGNETIC HEAD FOR PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING INCLUDING A COIL HAVING AN INCLINED SURFACE
A magnetic head includes a coil, a main pole, a write shield, a gap section, and a return path section. The main pole has a top surface including an inclined...
2016/0275969 DEVICES INCLUDING METAL LAYER
Devices having an air bearing surface (ABS), the devices include a write pole; a near field transducer (NFT) including a peg and a disc, wherein the peg is at...
2016/0275968 SPEECH DETECTION DEVICE, SPEECH DETECTION METHOD, AND MEDIUM
A speech detection device according to the present invention acquires an acoustic signal, calculates a feature value representing a spectrum shape for a...
2016/0275967 PRESENTATION SUPPORT APPARATUS AND METHOD
According to one embodiment, a presentation support apparatus includes a switcher, an acquirer, a recognizer and a controller. The switcher switches a first...
2016/0275966 CORRELATION-BASED TWO MICROPHONE ALGORITHM FOR NOISE REDUCTION IN REVERBERATION
Embodiments are directed towards providing speech enhancement of audio signals from a target source and noise reduction of audio signals from a noise source. A...
2016/0275965 Oversampling in a Combined Transposer Filterbank
The present invention relates to coding of audio signals, and in particular to high frequency reconstruction methods including a frequency domain harmonic...
2016/0275964 FEATURE COMPENSATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPEECH RECOGNTION IN NOISY ENVIRONMENT
A feature compensation apparatus includes a feature extractor configured to extract corrupt speech features from a corrupt speech signal with additive noise...
2016/0275963 INTEGRATED SENSOR-ARRAY PROCESSOR
An integrated sensor-array processor and method includes sensor array time-domain input ports to receive sensor signals from time-domain sensors. A sensor...
2016/0275962 USE CASE DEPENDENT AUDIO PROCESSING
An audio processing scheme is described. In an example, an apparatus comprises: at least two acoustic sensors through which audio content is received; at least...
2016/0275961 STRUCTURE FOR MULTI-MICROPHONE SPEECH ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
Embodiments are directed towards enhancing speech and noise reduction for audio signals. Each of a plurality of microphones may generate a plurality of audio...
2016/0275960 VOICE ENHANCEMENT METHOD
A voice enhancement method is disclosed. The method of the present invention is adapted for a distributed system. In the present invention, a plurality of...
2016/0275959 BROADBAND SIGNAL GENERATING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND DEVICE EMPLOYING SAME
A method of generating a wideband signal may include estimating a high-band spectrum parameter from a reconstructed narrowband signal based on a combination of...
2016/0275958 Multi-Channel Audio Decoder, Multi-Channel Audio Encoder, Methods and Computer Program using a...
A multi-channel audio decoder for providing at least two output audio signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to perform a weighted...
2016/0275957 AUDIO ENCODER, AUDIO DECODER, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM USING JOINTLY ENCODED RESIDUAL SIGNALS
An audio decoder for providing at least four audio channel signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to provide a first residual signal...
2016/0275956 METHOD FOR GENERATING FILTER FOR AUDIO SIGNAL AND PARAMETERIZING DEVICE THEREFOR
The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for processing a signal, which are used to effectively reproduce an audio signal, and more...
2016/0275955 ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Present disclosure provide an encoding method and apparatus, which relate to the communications field and can perform proper quantization bit allocation for...
2016/0275954 ONLINE TARGET-SPEECH EXTRACTION METHOD FOR ROBUST AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION
Provided is a target speech signal extraction method for robust speech recognition including: (a) receiving information on a direction of arrival of the target...
2016/0275953 SPEAKER IDENTIFICATION
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for performing speaker identification. In some ...
2016/0275952 COMMUNICATING METADATA THAT IDENTIFIES A CURRENT SPEAKER
A computer system may communicate metadata that identifies a current speaker. The computer system may receive audio data that represents speech of the current...
2016/0275951 Speech Recognition with Parallel Recognition Tasks
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving an audio signal and initiating speech...
2016/0275950 VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND VOICE RECOGNITION DEVICE
There are provided a recognition result candidate comparator 205 that compares a plurality of server-side voice recognition result candidates received by a...
2016/0275949 VOICE COMMAND DEFINITIONS USED IN LAUNCHING APPLICATION WITH A COMMAND
A voice command definition file (VCDF) declaratively defines voice commands for an application. For example, the VCDF may include definitions for: voice...
2016/0275948 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING ACOUSTIC BACKGROUND ENIRONMENTS BASED ON TIME AND SPEECH TO ENHANCE...
Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing...
2016/0275947 VARIABLE-COMPONENT DEEP NEURAL NETWORK FOR ROBUST SPEECH RECOGNITION
Systems and methods for speech recognition incorporating environmental variables are provided. The systems and methods capture speech to be recognized. The...
2016/0275946 SPEECH RECOGNITION USING LOG-LINEAR MODEL
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, relating to generating log-linear models. In some...
2016/0275945 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PHONETIC SEARCH OVER SPEECH RECORDINGS
A system and method for searching for an element in speech related documents may include transcribing a set of speech recordings to a set of phoneme strings...
2016/0275944 SPEECH RECOGNITION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING SPEECH
A speech recognition device includes a speech input section that inputs speech of a continuously uttered phrase set, a first identifying section that...
2016/0275943 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNSUPERVISED AND ACTIVE LEARNING FOR AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION
A system and method is provided for combining active and unsupervised learning for automatic speech recognition. This process enables a reduction in the amount...
2016/0275942 Method for Substantial Ongoing Cumulative Voice Recognition Error Reduction
In an embodiment, speech is recorded and converted to digital text based on a shared vocabulary dictionary. During the session, voice recognition errors, that...
2016/0275941 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STRUCTURED STEM AND SUFFIX LANGUAGE MODELS
Systems and methods are disclosed for predicting words using a structured stem and suffix n-gram language model. The systems and methods include determining,...
2016/0275940 SPEECH RETRIEVAL METHOD, SPEECH RETRIEVAL APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR SPEECH RETRIEVAL APPARATUS
A method for speech retrieval includes acquiring a keyword designated by a character string, and a phoneme string or a syllable string, detecting one or more...
2016/0275939 SPEECH RETRIEVAL METHOD, SPEECH RETRIEVAL APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR SPEECH RETRIEVAL APPARATUS
A method for speech retrieval includes acquiring a keyword designated by a character string, and a phoneme string or a syllable string, detecting one or more...
2016/0275938 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE CONVERSION BETWEEN VOICE CALLS AND TEXT COMMUNICATIONS
A server determines that communications with a first user device are to be made in a voice call mode. The server receives, from a second user device, a first...
2016/0275937 FACILITATING TEXT-TO-SPEECH CONVERSION OF A DOMAIN NAME OR A NETWORK ADDRESS CONTAINING A DOMAIN NAME
To facilitate text-to-speech conversion of a username, a first or last name of a user associated with the username may be retrieved, and a pronunciation of the...
2016/0275936 ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR COMPENSATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE IN TEXT-TO-SPEECH APPLICATIONS
A method by an electronic device for compensating for environmental noise in text-to-speech (TTS) speech output includes: measuring environmental noise using a...
2016/0275935 SYNTHESIZING AN AGGREGATE VOICE
A system and computer-implemented method for synthesizing multi-person speech into an aggregate voice is disclosed. The method may include crowd-sourcing a...
2016/0275934 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRUNING REDUNDANT UNITS IN A SPEECH SYNTHESIS PROCESS
A system and method for concatenative speech synthesis is provided. Embodiments may include accessing, using one or more computing devices, a plurality of...
2016/0275933 SELECTIVE SUPPRESSION OF AUDIO EMITTED FROM AN AUDIO SOURCE
Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media, such as storage devices and/or storage disks) to implement selective...
2016/0275932 Sound Masking Apparatus and Sound Masking Method
A sound masking apparatus includes an information acquirer which acquires a mixing ratio between a disturbing sound and a non-disturbing sound which are...
2016/0275931 CABINET STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A cabinet structure includes multiple cover members configured to spatially partition an inside from an outside of a cabinet, and a clearance communicating...
2016/0275930 ELECTRONIC WIND INSTRUMENT
An electronic wind instrument includes: a breath pressure detector that detects a breath pressure developed in the instrument by breath blown into the...
2016/0275929 ELECTRONIC WIND INSTRUMENT
An electronic musical instrument includes: a contact sensor that generates lip detection information from an operation by a performer; and a controller that...
2016/0275928 GUITAR EFFECTOR MODULE, AND MULTI-TYPE GUITAR EFFECTOR USING SAME
A guitar effector module includes: a component circuit board in which an analog guitar effector circuit is formed; a module case in which a knob for adjusting...
2016/0275927 Articulating Amplifier Stand
Improvements in a tilting, lifting stand are presented. The tilt, lift stand is for a musical instrument stand or to elevate/tilt a speaker and or amplifier...
2016/0275926 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING MUSIC
A system and method for rendering music is provided. The method includes: receiving a request for electronic content; parsing the electronic content to...
2016/0275925 DRUM HEAD AND DRUM
A drum head includes a skin having an inner skin and an outer skin formed integrally with an outer edge of the inner skin. The inner skin has a plurality of...
2016/0275924 Device For Implementing A Snare Effect On Other Drum Configurations
A device for incorporating a snare effect with an existing drum is formed of a collection of snare wires attached to a mounting configuration. The snare wires...
2016/0275923 INSERTABLE PERCUSSION SYSTEM
A percussion system comprising a pedal and an inserting/retracting mechanism operably connected to a percussion instrument and the pedal from moving the...
2016/0275922 Decoding and Synthesizing Frames for Incomplete Video Data
Embodiments are directed to decoding incomplete video data. In one scenario, a computer system receives a piece of a frame (e.g. a video frame). The frame...
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