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US-9,418,666 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding audio/speech signal
Provided is a method of encoding an audio/speech signal, the method including determining a variable length of a frame, that is, a processing unit of an input...
US-9,418,665 Method for controlling device and device control system
A device control system includes an ambient sound obtainer that obtains ambient sound around the plurality of devices at a first time, an operation state...
US-9,418,664 System and method of speaker recognition
An authentication and authorization apparatus combines a unique identifier for a communications device with pre-stored voice recognition information. Incoming...
US-9,418,663 Conversational agent with a particular spoken style of speech
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for handing off a user conversation between computer-implemented...
US-9,418,662 Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing compound models for speech recognition adaptation
An apparatus for providing compound models for speech recognition adaptation. The apparatus may include processor and memory including computer program code...
US-9,418,661 Vehicle voice recognition systems and methods
A voice recognition system includes a microphone for receiving speech from a user and processing electronics. The processing electronics are in communication...
US-9,418,660 Crowd sourcing audio transcription via re-speaking
Speech audio that is intended for transcription into textual form is received. The received speech audio is divided into first speech segments. A plurality of...
US-9,418,659 Computer-implemented system and method for transcribing verbal messages
A computer-implemented system and method for transcribing verbal messages is provided. Verbal messages each comprising audio content are received. Automatically...
US-9,418,658 Configuration of voice controlled assistant
A voice interaction architecture has a hands-free, electronic voice controlled assistant that permits users to verbally request information from cloud services....
US-9,418,657 Communication system and method for an ear worn communication device
A communication system and method provides a communication device that fits on the ear and responds to audible commands. The communication system is...
US-9,418,656 Multi-stage hotword detection
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for multi-stage hotword detection are disclosed. In one...
US-9,418,655 Method and apparatus to model and transfer the prosody of tags across languages
A method of transferring the prosody of tag questions across languages includes extracting prosodic parameters of speech in a first language having a tag...
US-9,418,654 Presentation of written works based on character identities and attributes
A method is provided for presenting a written work. A character identity is recognized within a written work. Presentation information for the written work,...
US-9,418,653 Operation assisting method and operation assisting device
An operation assisting method comprising comparing input spoken voices with a preliminarily stored keyword associated with an operation target and determining...
US-9,418,652 Automated learning for speech-based applications
Systems and methods for modifying a computer-based speech recognition system. A speech utterance is processed with the computer-based speech recognition system...
US-9,418,651 Method and apparatus for mitigating false accepts of trigger phrases
An electronic device includes a microphone that receives an audio signal, and a processor that is electrically coupled to the microphone. The processor detects...
US-9,418,650 Training speech recognition using captions
In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with training adaptive speech recognition systems ("ASR") using audio...
US-9,418,649 Method and apparatus for phonetic character conversion
A method and apparatus for improved approaches for uttering the spelling of words and phrases over a communication session is described. The method includes...
US-9,418,648 Effective generation of ultra-high frequency sound in conductive ferromagnetic material
An apparatus for generation of an ultra-high frequency sound waves with frequencies between (1 GHz-10 GHz) is proposed. The apparatus comprises a spin injector,...
US-9,418,647 Communication in pipes using acoustic modems that provide minimal obstruction to fluid flow
A plurality of phased array acoustic communication devices are used to communicate data along a tubulation, such as a well. The phased array acoustic...
US-9,418,646 Metamaterial
A metamaterial (400) for attenuating acoustic transmission comprises a plurality of layers (410). Each layer (410) comprises a transmission structure (420) and...
US-9,418,645 Method of playing chord inversions on a virtual instrument
A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a...
US-9,418,644 Pitch detection
A string vibration pickup device and methods for using same. The device includes a sensor configured to engage a string to detect vibrations. A pickup base...
US-9,418,643 Audio signal analysis
A server system 500 is provided for receiving video clips having an associated audio/musical track for processing at the server system. The system comprises a...
US-9,418,642 Vocal processing with accompaniment music input
Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments,...
US-9,418,641 Swap Divisi process
A divisi process in which different samplings are provided of full section, half a section, quarter section, etc. When a first note on input is received, the...
US-9,418,640 Recording apparatus
A recording apparatus capable of readily setting a desired recording condition at the time of recording a music signal to music data and maintaining the...
US-9,418,639 Smart drumsticks
Embodiments of a smart drumstick, a device interacting with the drumstick, and related methods are disclosed. Some embodiments include a computer-readable...
US-9,418,638 Music score display device, music score display method, and program storage medium
The CPU in a music score display device includes: a source region setting unit that sets a source region based on a desired portion designated in a music score...
US-9,418,637 Methods and systems for visual music transcription
Methods, systems, and techniques for visual automatic transcription of music played on a musical keyboard instrument. The system receives a video input of the...
US-9,418,636 Wind musical instrument automated playback system
An automated playback system for a wind musical instrument which reproduces the musical performance of the wind instrument with high fidelity. The system...
US-9,418,635 Retrofittable closed-loop heater system for mouthpiece of brass wind musical instrument
A heater system for the mouthpiece of a musical brass instrument includes a heater element and a heat sensor, both in thermal proximity to the mouthpiece,...
US-9,418,634 O-ring tuning system for wind instruments
A method and apparatus of tuning a wind instrument which stabilizes the mating sections of a jointed instrument when the mating sections are pulled out or...
US-9,418,633 Pick holder for stringed musical instrument picks
The present invention is a pick holder for a musical instrument. The pick holder has a plurality of retention clips on its face, in which can be placed musical...
US-9,418,632 Speed pick, associated systems and methods
The disclosure is a plectrum used for playing a stringed instrument comprising a generally acute isosceles triangle body and further comprising at least one...
US-9,418,631 Display control apparatus and method and image processing method
A display control apparatus is capable of reducing image scaling times, maintaining image quality, and extending a turn-on time of a pair of 3D glasses. The...
US-9,418,630 Image display system, image display apparatus, and control method thereof
Upon receiving a communication switching instruction from a first wireless access point used for communication with an image processing apparatus, an image...
US-9,418,629 Optical illumination mapping
Techniques for augmenting an appearance of a first object. Embodiments include capturing a visual scene for display. Here, the visual scene includes a physical...
US-9,418,628 Displaying image data based on perspective center of primary image
A method for displaying image data from a plurality of images on a display monitor, where at least some of the images are acquired from different locations,...
US-9,418,627 Inflatable display device
An inflatable display device is provided. The inflatable display device includes an inflatable support device, and a plurality of illumination sources, each of...
US-9,418,626 Sensing during non-display update times
A method of capacitive sensing using an integrated capacitive sensor device and display device comprising a plurality of combination electrodes comprises...
US-9,418,625 Resolution loss mitigation for 3D displays
Systems, devices and methods are described including determining a display type and a display mode, preparing stereoscopic image content in response to the...
US-9,418,624 Image output apparatus, control method for image output apparatus, and program
An image output apparatus, according to the present invention, for outputting images to a display apparatus including an image processing unit capable of...
US-9,418,623 Backlight unit with over-current detection and display device having the same
A backlight unit includes a power converter configured to generate a light source driving voltage in response to a voltage control signal, a plurality of light...
US-9,418,622 Method for producing a color image and imaging device employing same
A method of producing a color image comprising providing input image data from an image source such as a camera; generating an at least three-dimensional...
US-9,418,621 Selective monitor control
Reducing energy usage by a monitor includes a map manager between a monitor interface and a processor that divides a display area of a monitor into areas and...
US-9,418,620 Methods and systems for controlling interferometric modulators of reflective display devices
Systems and methods process standard video signal data and control a reflective display panel to brightly display videos and images in colors selected from a...
US-9,418,619 Image display device
There is provided an image display device, in which a pixel includes sub-pixels of four or more colors that include a color in addition to the three primary...
US-9,418,618 Video signal transmission apparatus, play system and video signal transmission method
There is provided a video signal transmission apparatus, a play system and a transmission method. The video signal transmission apparatus comprises: a first...
US-9,418,617 Methods and systems for receiving input controls
Examples methods and systems for distinguishing winks from other eye motions are described. In some examples, a method for distinguishing winks from other eye...
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