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US-9,361,918 Memory disk drive device and resin component therefor
The invention provides a resin component used within a memory disk drive device and a highly reliable memory disk drive device using the resin component, the...
US-9,361,917 Method to fabricate a base plate for piezo actuation
In certain embodiments, a method of fabricating a base plate for piezoelectric actuation, comprises providing a plate having a major surface; striking a first...
US-9,361,916 Electrical lapping guide for dimensional control of back side of heat assisted magnetic recording device
A slider bar apparatus, and a method for lapping a back side surface of the slider bar, is provided. The slider bar includes a head part and a pair of sliders...
US-9,361,915 Method for making a disk drive head suspension component having a microstructured surface region
A method for making a disk drive head suspension component having a microstructured surface region includes depositing a layer of photoimageable polymer having...
US-9,361,914 Magnetic sensor with thin capping layer
A magnetic sensor for use in a data storage device is described. The magnetic sensor includes a composite layer comprising a free layer portion and a bias layer...
US-9,361,913 Recording read heads with a multi-layer AFM layer methods and apparatuses
Apparatuses and methods of recording read heads with a multi-layer anti-ferromagnetic (AFM) layer are provided. The AFM layer has gradient Manganese (Mn)...
US-9,361,912 High moment side shield design for area density improvement of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) writer
A PMR writer is disclosed wherein a hot seed layer (HS) made of a 19-24 kilogauss (kG) magnetic material is formed between a side gap and a 10-16 kG magnetic...
US-9,361,911 Magnetic recording head and disk device with the same
According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording head includes an air bearing surface, a main pole including an end portion exposed to the air bearing surface...
US-9,361,910 Leads coupled to top and bottom reader stacks of a reader
A reader includes top and bottom reader stacks that are offset relative to each other in a downtrack direction and disposed between a top shield and a bottom...
US-9,361,909 Initialization of magnetic features
The embodiments disclose an alternating current (AC) erase process configured to cancel out existing polarity of stack magnetic features on both sides of the...
US-9,361,908 Computer-implemented systems and methods for scoring concatenated speech responses
Systems and methods are provided for scoring non-native speech. Two or more speech samples are received, where each of the samples are of speech spoken by a...
US-9,361,907 Sound signal processing apparatus, sound signal processing method, and program
An apparatus including a direction estimation unit detecting one or more direction points indicating a sound source direction of a sound signal for each of...
US-9,361,906 Method of treating an auditory disorder of a user by adding a compensation delay to input sound
An audio input device is provided which can include a number of features. In some embodiments, the audio input device includes a housing, a microphone carried...
US-9,361,905 Voice data playback speed conversion method and voice data playback speed conversion device
The present invention addresses the problems of enabling a process of converting voice data playback speed even in a voice data playback device alone. The...
US-9,361,904 Method for predicting bandwidth extension frequency band signal, and decoding device
A method for predicting a bandwidth extension frequency band signal includes demultiplexing a received bitstream to obtain a frequency domain signal;...
US-9,361,903 Preserving privacy of a conversation from surrounding environment using a counter signal
Various embodiments provide an ability to analyze an audio input signal and generate a counter audio signal based, at least in part, on the audio input signal....
US-9,361,902 Earhole-wearable sound collection device, signal processing device, and sound collection method
The present technique relates to an earhole-wearable sound collection device, a signal processing device, and a sound collection method for realizing sound...
US-9,361,901 Integrated speech intelligibility enhancement system and acoustic echo canceller
A system and method is described that improves the intelligibility of a far-end telephone speech signal to a user of a telephony device in the presence of...
US-9,361,900 Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, and program
The present technology relates to an encoding device and method, a decoding device and method, and a program, which enable improvement of audio quality. A QMF...
US-9,361,899 System and method for compressed domain estimation of the signal to noise ratio of a coded speech signal
The present disclosure is directed towards a process for estimating the signal to noise ratio of a speech signal. The process may include receiving, at a...
US-9,361,898 Three-dimensional sound compression and over-the-air-transmission during a call
A method for encoding three dimensional audio by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device detects an indication of a...
US-9,361,897 Device and method for encoding and decoding multichannel signal
Provided is an apparatus and method for converting a 10.2 channel signal into a multi-channel signal having a relatively few number of channels, thereby...
US-9,361,896 Temporal and spatial shaping of multi-channel audio signal
A selected channel of a multi-channel signal which is represented by frames composed from sampling values having a high time resolution can be encoded with...
US-9,361,895 Audio-encoding method and apparatus, audio-decoding method and apparatus, recoding medium thereof, and...
Provided is an audio encoding method. The audio encoding method includes: acquiring envelopes based on a predetermined sub-band for an audio spectrum;...
US-9,361,894 Audio encoding using adaptive codebook application ranges
A low bit rate digital audio coding system includes an encoder which assigns codebooks to groups of quantization indexes based on their local properties...
US-9,361,893 Detection of an audio signal transient using first and second maximum norms
Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for detecting whether a transient exists within an audio signal. According to one...
US-9,361,892 Encoder apparatus and method that perform preliminary signal selection for transform coding before main signal...
An encoder apparatus is provided that suppresses the quality degradation of encoding processes. An ultimate selection candidate limiting unit uses the spectrum...
US-9,361,891 Method for converting speech to text, performing natural language processing on the text output, extracting...
A system and method for extracting data values from a conversation to complete an electronic trade ticket over a communications network. The system comprises a...
US-9,361,890 Context-based audio filter selection
For context-based audio filter selection, a type module determines a recipient type for a recipient process of an audio signal. The recipient type includes a...
US-9,361,889 Landmark based positioning with verbal input
Disclosed are systems, apparatus, devices, methods, computer program products, and other implementations, including a method that includes determining at a...
US-9,361,888 Method and device for providing speech-to-text encoding and telephony service
A machine-readable medium and a network device are provided for speech-to-text translation. Speech packets are received at a broadband telephony interface and...
US-9,361,887 System and method for providing words or phrases to be uttered by members of a crowd and processing the...
Systems and methods of providing text related to utterances, and gathering voice data in response to the text are provide herein. In various implementations, an...
US-9,361,886 Providing text input using speech data and non-speech data
Systems, methods, and computer readable media providing a speech input interface. The interface can receive speech input and non-speech input from a user...
US-9,361,885 Methods and apparatus for detecting a voice command
Some aspects include a method of monitoring an acoustic environment of a mobile device operating in a low power mode, the mobile device having a first and...
US-9,361,884 Communicating context across different components of multi-modal dialog applications
A human-machine dialog system is described which has multiple computer-implemented dialog components. A user client delivers output prompts to a human user and...
US-9,361,883 Dictation with incremental recognition of speech
A dictation module is described herein which receives and interprets a complete utterance of the user in incremental fashion, that is, one incremental portion...
US-9,361,882 Supervisor training terminal and monitor for voice-driven applications
A system for supervising an operator in a speech-driven environment includes an operator terminal configured for running a bi-directional speech task with an...
US-9,361,881 Method and apparatus for identifying acoustic background environments based on time and speed to enhance...
Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing...
US-9,361,880 System and method for recognizing speech with dialect grammars
Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for recognizing speech. The method includes receiving speech from a...
US-9,361,879 Word spotting false alarm phrases
In one aspect, a method for processing media includes accepting a query. One or more language patterns are identified that are similar to the query. A putative...
US-9,361,878 Computer-readable medium, system and method of providing domain-specific information
A computer readable storage medium embodies instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method including receiving a...
US-9,361,877 Ultrasonic communication system for communication through RF-impervious enclosures and abutted structures
An ultrasonic communication system comprising an enclosure, a first module and a second module is described. The enclosure has an internal surface, an external...
US-9,361,876 Method of processing acoustic waves emitted at the outlet of a turbo engine of an aircraft with a...
A method of processing acoustic waves emitted at an outlet of a turbo engine of an aircraft with a dielectric barrier discharge device, and an aircraft...
US-9,361,875 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...
US-9,361,874 Varying adaptive filter step size in acoustic echo cancellation
A method and system for acoustic echo cancellation varies a step size of an adaptive filter in an acoustic echo canceller. Far-end data is received and echo...
US-9,361,873 Spring loaded device that opens up when force is applied and closes when released
A spring-loaded bracket resiliently moves an item out of the way of an obstruction and resets its position back to its original position once clear of the...
US-9,361,872 Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for adaptive active noise cancellation
An adaptive active noise cancellation apparatus performs a filtering operation in a first digital domain and performs adaptation of the filtering operation in a...
US-9,361,871 Whistle with non-spherical pea
A whistle that includes a pea formed of two semi-spheres coupled together to form a non-spherical shape. The non-spherical shape results in unpredictable...
US-9,361,870 Electronic musical instruments
Electronic musical instruments as disclosed, include sensors to digitize and alter the sound using FSR sensors in the mouthpieces and other elements of the...
US-9,361,869 Generative scheduling method
A method for providing one or more outputs at one or more respective time instants is provided. The method comprises generating a data object executable to...
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