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US-8,078,491 System for card activity-based residential crediting
An electrical digital computer machine and a data processing system, methods of making and for using the machine, products produced thereby, as well as data...
US-8,078,490 Method and apparatus for corporate voting
A proxy voting system enables an investor with a large number of investments to efficiently manage and vote proxies. A shareholder enters preferences regarding...
US-8,078,489 Product configuration modeling and optimization
A computerized system and related methods of identifying an optimum set of product configurations from a plurality of possible product configurations, wherein...
US-8,078,488 System and method for determining trailing data adjustment factors
Timely projections of product sales for a reporting time period are obtained by combining actual sales data received from reporting stores and estimated sales...
US-8,078,487 Workflow scheduler
An interactive workflow schedule optimizer arranged to enable a user to reconfigure an instantiated workflow for a task comprising a plurality of actions having...
US-8,078,486 Systems and methods for providing workforce optimization to branch and back offices
Systems and methods for providing workforce optimization are provided. A representative method includes: planning a first campaign to implement business goals;...
US-8,078,485 Postal, freight, and logistics industry high performance capability assessment
A high performance capability assessment model helps a postal industry business meet the challenges of the global marketplace. As a result, the postal industry...
US-8,078,484 Loss preporting system and method with viewable performance based reports
A loss reporting system and method for tracking, monitoring and evaluating loss in an enterprise is provided. The system receives product data from enterprise...
US-8,078,483 Systems and methods for queuing access to network resources
One embodiment of the present invention provides apparatus and methods for queuing access by large numbers of Internet or other network-based users to networked...
US-8,078,482 Method for underwriting multinational insurance business in accordance with national and international laws
A method for providing insurance, which includes steps of issuing a first insurance policy covering risk disposed in one or more different countries,...
US-8,078,481 Benefits administration system and methods of use and doing business
An automated benefit administration system and methods of use and doing business. The full system includes a wide range of features including application of...
US-8,078,480 Method and system for prioritizing opportunities for clinical process improvement
Systems and methods are provided for analyzing opportunities for optimizing clinical processes within clinical facilities. An optimized practice process model...
US-8,078,479 Methods and systems for prescribing sample prescriptions
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sample prescriptions electronically and creating a complete data set of information regarding the life-cycle of...
US-8,078,478 Method, apparatus, and data processor program product capable of enabling management of athleticism development...
Various aspects of one or more methods, apparatuses and data processor program products capable of enabling management of data associated with an athleticism...
US-8,078,476 Cross-platform calendar notifications
Systems, methods, and machine-readable media to provide notification of calendar events across multiple platforms of potentially diverse types. In one...
US-8,078,475 Audio signal encoder and audio signal decoder
A portable player or a multi-channel home player includes: a mixed signal decoding unit that extracts, from a first inputted coded stream, a second coded stream...
US-8,078,474 Systems, methods, and apparatus for highband time warping
In one embodiment, a method of signal processing including includes encoding a low-frequency portion of a speech signal into at least an encoded narrowband...
US-8,078,473 Adaptive advertising apparatus and methods
An adaptive advertising apparatus and associated methods. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a computer readable medium having at least one computer...
US-8,078,472 Voice-activated remote control service
A method of remotely controlling operation of a controlled device involves receiving a telephone call from an owner via a telephone network; authenticating the...
US-8,078,471 Apparatus for the processing of sales and for outputting information based on detected keywords
An apparatus for processing sales of articles, such as a store scale, has a microphone which listens to a conversation between a customer and a salesperson and...
US-8,078,470 System for indicating emotional attitudes through intonation analysis and methods thereof
The present invention discloses means and method for indicating emotional attitudes of a speaker, either human or animal, according to voice intonation. The...
US-8,078,469 Distributed voice user interface
A distributed voice user interface system includes a local device which receives speech input issued from a user. Such speech input may specify a command or a...
US-8,078,468 Speech recognition for identifying advertisements and/or web pages
A device may identify terms in a speech signal using speech recognition. The device may further retain one or more of the identified terms by comparing them to...
US-8,078,467 Device and method for language model switching and adaptation
This invention provides a device and method for language model switching and adaptation, wherein the device comprises a notification manager which notifies a...
US-8,078,466 Coarticulation method for audio-visual text-to-speech synthesis
A method for generating animated sequences of talking heads in text-to-speech applications wherein a processor samples a plurality of frames comprising image...
US-8,078,465 System and method for detection and analysis of speech
Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for monitoring and analyzing the language environment and the...
US-8,078,464 Method and system for analyzing separated voice data of a telephonic communication to determine the gender of...
A method and system for determining the gender of a communicant in a communication is provided. According to the method, at least one aural segment...
US-8,078,463 Method and apparatus for speaker spotting
A method and apparatus for spotting a target speaker within a call interaction by generating speaker models based on one or more speaker's speech; and by...
US-8,078,462 Apparatus for creating speaker model, and computer program product
A transformation-parameter calculating unit calculates a first model parameter indicating a parameter of a speaker model for causing a first likelihood for a...
US-8,078,461 Robust noise estimation
An enhancement system improves the estimate of noise from a received signal. The system includes a spectrum monitor that divides a portion of the signal at more...
US-8,078,460 Method and apparatus for noise suppression
In a noise suppression apparatus for suppressing noise contained in a speech signal, the speech signal is converted to a first vector of spectral speech...
US-8,078,459 Method and device for updating status of synthesis filters
A method and device for updating statuses of synthesis filters are provided. The method includes: exciting a synthesis filter corresponding to a first encoding...
US-8,078,458 Packet loss concealment for sub-band predictive coding based on extrapolation of sub-band audio waveforms
A technique is described for concealing the effect of a lost frame in a series of frames representing an encoded audio signal in a sub-band predictive coding...
US-8,078,457 Method for adapting for an interoperability between short-term correlation models of digital signals
The invention relates to the code conversion of digital signals, particularly voice signals, and in particular coding according to a second format from...
US-8,078,456 Audio time scale modification algorithm for dynamic playback speed control
A modified synchronized overlap add (SOLA) algorithm for performing high-quality, low-complexity audio time scale modification (TSM) is described. The algorithm...
US-8,078,455 Apparatus, method, and medium for distinguishing vocal sound from other sounds
An apparatus, method, and medium for distinguishing a vocal sound. The apparatus includes: a framing unit dividing an input signal into frames, each frame...
US-8,078,454 Two-pass hash extraction of text strings
Data compression and key word recognition may be provided. A first pass may walk a text string, generate terms, and calculate a hash value for each generated...
US-8,078,453 System and method for computerized psychological content analysis of computer and media generated...
At least one computer-mediated communication produced by or received by an author is collected and parsed to identify categories of information within it. The...
US-8,078,452 Lexical association metric for knowledge-free extraction of phrasal terms
A method and system for determining a lexical association of phrasal terms are described. A corpus having a plurality of words is received, and a plurality of...
US-8,078,451 Interface and methods for collecting aligned editorial corrections into a database
A method for providing aligned editorial corrections to a database is discussed. The method includes receiving a first text in a language and organizing the...
US-8,078,450 Method and system for analyzing various languages and constructing language-independent semantic structures
A method and computer system for analyzing sentences of various languages and constructing a language-independent semantic structure are provided. On the basis...
US-8,078,449 Apparatus, method and computer program product for translating speech, and terminal that outputs translated speech
In a speech translation apparatus, a correspondence storage unit stores therein identifiers of terminals and usage languages used in the terminals associated...
US-8,078,448 Systems and methods for automated testing
Systems and methods for automated testing are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an input during testing of an application on a first...
US-8,078,447 Charge-based miller coefficient computation
A method of estimating a Miller coefficient for an aggressor network and a victim network coupled by a coupling capacitor includes synthesizing a reduced order...
US-8,078,446 Linear time-invariant system modeling apparatus and method of generating a passive model
A linear time-invariant system modeling apparatus comprises a processing resource arranged to receive, when in use, model data constituting to a model of a...
US-8,078,445 Load characterization in servo drive systems
Systems and methods that characterizes a load as a function of position/movement of mechanical components--as induced by such load in the servo-drive system. By...
US-8,078,444 Method for performing oilfield production operations
A method is disclosed for optimal lift resource allocation, which includes optimally allocating lift resource under a total lift resource constraint or a total...
US-8,078,443 Method and system for generating configuration constraints for computer models
A bill of material and a design layout are aligned to generate a configuration for a virtual vehicle. The bill of material includes a part number and usage...
US-8,078,442 Screw fastening part analysis model creation method, recording media, and apparatus
According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method comprises a screw fastening unit extracting step of extracting a screw fastening unit, in which at least two...
US-8,078,441 Systems and methods for designing a haul road
A method for designing a haul road based on machine performance comprises receiving one or more haul road parameters and identifying at least one type of...
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