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US-8,145,516 Cross-virtual-world resource scheduling framework
A cross-world framework for providing integrated scheduling and reservation of virtual resources. Users are allowed to access the scheduling application from a...
US-8,145,515 On-demand performance reports
A method is provided for rendering performance reports on a client device in a retail establishment. A request is received to render a summary performance...
US-8,145,514 Charging element capacity control in an IMS network
Systems and methods are disclosed that allow an equipment vendor to monitor and detect overloads of IMS charging element equipment (e.g., the CCF or CDF)...
US-8,145,513 Haul road maintenance management system
A haul road maintenance management system has a vehicle diagnostic module located onboard a haul vehicle and a database, which stores historical repair data...
US-8,145,512 Data mining of user activity data to identify sequential item acquisition patterns
A data mining component collectively analyzes item acquisition histories of users of an electronic catalog of items to identify pairs of items that tend to be...
US-8,145,511 System and method for locating aircraft passengers
The present invention is directed to system and method for locating aircraft passengers. A data feed arrangement receives aircraft data points from at least one...
US-8,145,510 Program for alternative funding of employee and retiree benefits
An insurance program for funding benefits by maintaining assets in the insurance program that includes an employer or employee owned trust account and at least...
US-8,145,509 Corporate owned life insurance product with death benefits
A corporate owned life insurance product with death benefits (COLI-DB) that has no cash value and is minimally funded. The policy holder selects an election to...
US-8,145,508 System and method for funding an organization
A system and method and method for generating substantial net positive cash flows to fund organizations by initiating life insurance policies through...
US-8,145,507 Commercial insurance scoring system and method
A quantitative system and method that employs data sources external to an insurance company to generate a statistical model that may be used to more accurately...
US-8,145,506 Patient problem data structure and processing system
A patient problem data system stores data representing a plurality of different patient problems for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition...
US-8,145,505 System and method for reducing the placebo effect in controlled clinical trials
A method and system for performing a clinical trial having a reduced placebo effect is disclosed. The method includes randomizing study participants into three...
US-8,145,504 System and method for reducing the placebo effect in controlled clinical trials
A method and system for performing a clinical trial having a reduced placebo effect is disclosed. The method includes randomizing study participants into three...
US-8,145,503 Medical image metadata processing
Enhanced techniques for the extraction and use of metadata from medical images are disclosed herein. Based on the information in the metadata, specific...
US-8,145,502 Algorithm and program for the handling and administration of radioactive pharmaceuticals
An algorithm and associated program for performing method steps in the maintaining of records and generating of reports used in the processing of radioactive...
US-8,145,501 System and method for performing pharmacy product filling using non-registered pharmacists
The method and system provides a single-role pharmacy product filling workflow that coordinates filling and inspection to increase the accuracy and consistency...
US-8,145,500 Data processing system for accurately calculating a policyholder's discount in a medical insurance plan and a...
A data processing system for accurately calculating a discount in a medical insurance plan comprises a premiums module adapted to access data regarding the...
US-8,145,499 Generation of decorrelated signals
In a case of transient audio input signals, in a multi-channel audio reconstruction, uncorrelated output signals are generated from an audio input signal in...
US-8,145,498 Device and method for generating a coded multi-channel signal and device and method for decoding a coded...
In a multi-channel encoder generating several different parameter sets for reconstructing a multi-channel output signal using at least one transmission channel,...
US-8,145,497 Media interface for converting voice to text
Provided are a user interface for processing digital data, a method for processing a media interface, and a recording medium thereof. The user interface is used...
US-8,145,496 Time varying processing of repeated digital audio samples in accordance with a user defined effect
A programmed "Stutter Edit" creates, stores and triggers combinations of effects to be used on a repeated short sample ("slice") of recorded audio. The...
US-8,145,495 Integrated voice navigation system and method
An integrated voice navigation system 40 is disclosed. The voice navigation system (40) includes a voice messaging system (44), a speech recognition system...
US-8,145,494 Voice response system
A voice response system attempts to respond to spoken user input and to provide computer-generated responses. If the system decides it cannot provide valid...
US-8,145,493 Establishing a preferred mode of interaction between a user and a multimodal application
Establishing a preferred mode of interaction between a user and a multimodal application, including evaluating, by a multimodal application operating on a...
US-8,145,492 Robot behavior control system and method, and robot apparatus
A behavior control system of a robot for learning a phoneme sequence includes a sound inputting device inputting a phoneme sequence, a sound signal learning...
US-8,145,491 Techniques for enhancing the performance of concatenative speech synthesis
When pitch of a speech segment is being modified from a current pitch to a requested pitch, and the difference between these is relatively large, a pitch...
US-8,145,490 Predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted into an audio file
An apparatus for predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted to an audio file by a text-to-speech converter application. In...
US-8,145,489 System and method for selecting and presenting advertisements based on natural language processing of...
A system and method for selecting and presenting advertisements based on natural language processing of voice-based inputs is provided. A user utterance may be...
US-8,145,488 Parameter clustering and sharing for variable-parameter hidden markov models
A speech recognition system uses Gaussian mixture variable-parameter hidden Markov models (VPHMMs) to recognize speech. The VPHMMs include Gaussian parameters...
US-8,145,487 Voice recognition apparatus and navigation apparatus
A voice recognition apparatus recognizes speaker's voice collected by a microphone, determines whether a telephone number is grouped into categories based on an...
US-8,145,486 Indexing apparatus, indexing method, and computer program product
Acoustic models to provide features to a speech signal are created based on speech features included in regions where similarities of acoustic models created...
US-8,145,485 Grammar weighting voice recognition information
A device receives a voice recognition statistic from a voice recognition application and applies a grammar improvement rule based on the voice recognition...
US-8,145,484 Speech processing with predictive language modeling
The described implementations relate to speech spelling by a user. One method identifies one or more symbols that may match a user utterance and displays an...
US-8,145,483 Speech recognition method for all languages without using samples
The invention can recognize any several languages at the same time without using samples. The important skill is that features of known words in any language...
US-8,145,482 Enhancing analysis of test key phrases from acoustic sources with key phrase training models
Methods and apparatus for the enhancement of speech to text engines, by providing indications to the correctness of the found words, based on additional sources...
US-8,145,481 System and method of performing user-specific automatic speech recognition
Speech recognition models are dynamically re-configurable based on user information, application information, background information such as background noise...
US-8,145,480 Method and apparatus for implementing speech decoding in speech decoder field of the invention
The present disclosure relates to a decoding method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving data frames from the coder; if any erroneous frame appears,...
US-8,145,479 Improving the quality of output audio signal,transferred as coded speech to subscriber's terminal over a...
A method of pre-processing an audio signal transmitted to a user terminal via a communication network and an apparatus using the method are provided. The method...
US-8,145,478 Apparatus and method for widening audio signal band
An audio signal band expanding apparatus (100a) includes a harmonic generator (3) that receives an input audio signal having a predetermined band and generates,...
US-8,145,477 Systems, methods, and apparatus for computationally efficient, iterative alignment of speech waveforms
Systems, methods, and apparatus described include waveform alignment operations in which a single set of evaluated cosines and sines is used to calculate...
US-8,145,476 Received voice playback apparatus
A disclosed received voice playback apparatus includes a characteristic acquiring unit configured to acquire first frequency characteristic values obtained by...
US-8,145,475 Method for reduction of aliasing introduced by spectral envelope adjustment in real-valued filterbanks
The present invention proposes a new method for improving the performance of a real-valued filterbank based spectral envelope adjuster. By adaptively locking...
US-8,145,474 Computer mediated natural language based communication augmented by arbitrary and flexibly assigned personality...
The present invention is directed, in one embodiment, to an system that lexically analyzes a behavior-descriptive input stream to provide a tokenized...
US-8,145,473 Deep model statistics method for machine translation
In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for machine translation of a source document in an input language to a target document in an output language,...
US-8,145,472 Language translation using a hybrid network of human and machine translators
A Hybrid Distributed Network Language Translation (HDNLT) system having a distributed network of human and machine translators that communicate electronically...
US-8,145,471 Non-destructive simulation of a failure in a virtualization environment
A method for simulating a hardware failure in a virtualization environment includes determining a location of an instruction pointer for a particular operating...
US-8,145,470 Accelerated access device emulator access scheme in a hypervisor environment with child and root partitions
A hypervisor environment configured for accelerated access to device emulators comprises a hypervisor that intercepts a device access instruction to a child...
US-8,145,469 System and method for providing compact mapping between dissimilar memory systems
A memory mapping system for compactly mapping dissimilar memory systems and methods for manufacturing and using same. The mapping system maps a source memory...
US-8,145,468 Non-intrusive model annotation
Development models of software applications may be annotated with additional information and transformed within a transformation chain into a resulting model...
US-8,145,467 Method and apparatus for profiling a hardware/software embedded system
Method and apparatus for profiling a hardware/software embedded system are described. In one example, a hardware co-simulation interface is generated between a...
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