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US-9,472,229 Adaptive laser output control in a HAMR device
A current temperature of a data storage device having a heat assisted recording (HAMR) device is measured while in idle. A threshold laser diode power output of...
US-9,472,228 Perpendicular magnetic recording media having novel magnetic under-layer structure
A magnetic medium for perpendicular magnetic data recording having improved corrosion characteristics and reduced surface roughness. The magnetic medium...
US-9,472,227 Perpendicular magnetic recording media and methods for producing the same
[Problem] An object is to provide a perpendicular magnetic recording medium that can realize both improvement in crystal orientation and refinement of crystal...
US-9,472,226 Precise alignment method and precise alignment apparatus for optical component
Provided is a precise alignment method for an optical component that positions a slider to X-axis and Y-axis coordinates of maximal intensity in a manner such...
US-9,472,225 Heat-assisted magnetic recording head-disk clearance setting
A magnetic recording head comprises a transducer, a heater, a writer and a laser. The transducer is configured to write to a magnetic recording medium during a...
US-9,472,224 Electrically removable heater for a thermally actuatable thermal asperity sensor
An apparatus comprising a writer, a reader, and a sensor configured to at least sense thermal asperities of a magnetic storage medium. The apparatus includes a...
US-9,472,223 Media certification with different recording widths
Systems and methods are disclosed to perform media certification with different recording widths, in accordance with certain embodiments of the present...
US-9,472,222 Vibration mitigation for a data storage device
Vibration mitigation for a Data Storage Device (DSD) including a disk for storing data and a solid-state memory for storing data. An input is received...
US-9,472,221 Adjustable spacing formatter head
A computer program product, according one embodiment, includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program...
US-9,472,220 Dual waveguide near field transducer for heat assisted magnetic recording
A near field transducer (NFT) for heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) having a dual waveguide excitation system located adjacent to opposite sides of a...
US-9,472,219 Data storage device calibrating parameter for heat assisted magnetic recording
A data storage device is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk, wherein the head comprises a laser configured to heat the disk while writing data to...
US-9,472,218 Suspension assembly having a microactuator electrically connected to a gold coating on a stainless steel surface
A novel suspension assembly includes a suspension assembly mounting plate, a microactuator mounting structure extending from the suspension assembly mounting...
US-9,472,217 Magnetic write head characterization with nano-meter resolution using nitrogen vacancy color centers
A crystal film with one or more nitrogen vacancy centers is placed in close proximity to a recording head. A magnetic field or heat produced by the recording...
US-9,472,216 Differential dual free layer magnetic reader
A magnetic read apparatus has an air-bearing surface (ABS) and includes a differential read sensor, side bias structure(s) and rear magnetic bias structure(s)....
US-9,472,215 T-shape scissor sensor and method of making the same
According to one embodiment, a magnetic sensor includes a lower scissor free layer, and an upper scissor free layer above the lower scissor free layer in a...
US-9,472,214 Reader side shield
A magnetoresistive (MR) sensor shield shields against both down track and cross-track interference. The shield can be formed in a single deposition step. In one...
US-9,472,213 Magnetic recording head having protected reader sensors and near zero recessed write poles
An apparatus according to one embodiment includes a module having both read and write transducers positioned towards a media facing side of the module, wherein...
US-9,472,212 Optimized recording condition for heat-assisted magnetic recording
An apparatus comprises a controller configured to apply a writing configuration (WC) to a heat-assisted magnetic recording head to write data to a recording...
US-9,472,211 Write head designed for adjusting relative write phase between subtracks of a patterned media hypertrack
A magnetic recording system configured for recording to a bit patterned media using both hypertrack recording and shingled recording. The magnetic recording...
US-9,472,210 Miniskirt tape head having quasi-statically tilted transducer arrays
In one general embodiment, an apparatus includes a magnetic head. The magnetic head has a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second...
US-9,472,209 Deep tagging background noises
In a method for deep tagging a recording, a computer records audio comprising speech from one or more people. The computer detects a non-speech sound within the...
US-9,472,208 Method and device for voice activity detection
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, disclosed is a method and an apparatus for voice activity detection (VAD). The VAD comprises...
US-9,472,207 Portable assistive device for combating autism spectrum disorders
Exemplary embodiments include an assistive device to facilitate social interactions in autistic individuals by identifying emotions using a voice-detecting...
US-9,472,206 Privacy mode for always-on voice-activated information assistant
A user device and method discriminately provides audible responses to a voice command received by a user device that supports voice activation. The method...
US-9,472,205 Device voice recognition systems and methods
Device voice recognition systems and methods are described herein. One example of a method for device voice recognition includes receiving a voice command,...
US-9,472,204 Apparatus and method for eliminating noise, sound recognition apparatus using the apparatus and vehicle...
An apparatus for eliminating noise includes: a gain acquisition unit that determines a gain and a correction value of the gain using a signal to noise ratio...
US-9,472,203 Clock synchronization for multichannel system
An acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) system that detects and compensates for differences in sample rates between the AEC system and a set of wireless speakers...
US-9,472,202 Method of and apparatus for evaluating intelligibility of a degraded speech signal
The present invention relates to a method of evaluating intelligibility of a degraded speech signal received from an audio transmission system conveying a...
US-9,472,201 Speaker localization by means of tactile input
A system can receive a gesture from a user and configure a microphone system based on the received gesture to be more sensitive in the direction of a user from...
US-9,472,200 Encoding apparatus and encoding method
A threshold amplitude is calculated for each subband obtained by splitting an extension band. For each subband, an amplitude of transform coefficients is...
US-9,472,199 Voice signal encoding method, voice signal decoding method, and apparatus using same
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for processing a voice signal, and the voice signal encoding method according to the present invention...
US-9,472,198 Down-mixing compensation for audio watermarking
Example methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to implement down-mixing compensation for audio watermarking are disclosed. Example watermark...
US-9,472,197 Audio signal processing apparatus and audio signal processing method
An audio signal processing apparatus that processes a bit stream generated by coding an audio signal on a frame-by-frame basis, the bit stream including, for...
US-9,472,196 Developer voice actions system
Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving data identifying an application and a voice command trigger term, validating the received data, inducting the...
US-9,472,195 Systems and methods for detecting fraud in spoken tests using voice biometrics
Systems and methods described herein automate imposture detection in, e.g., test settings based on voice samples. Based on user instructions, a processing...
US-9,472,194 Enhanced fraud detection
Embodiments of techniques or systems for fraud detection are provided herein. A communication may be received where the communication includes one or more voice...
US-9,472,193 Speech dialogue control method
A cloud server extracts voiceprint data from voice data of a user, and distinguishes the user. The cloud server identifies a task which the user instructs, from...
US-9,472,192 Management of voice commands for devices in a cloud computing environment
Provided is a lightweight computational device that is configured to be in communication with a cloud both directly and via a smart computational device. The...
US-9,472,191 Apparatus and method for providing enhanced telephonic communications
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, device that determines a presence of a first communication device being...
US-9,472,190 Method and system for automatic speech recognition
A method of recognizing speech is provided that includes generating a decoding network that includes a primary sub-network and a classification sub-network. The...
US-9,472,189 Language processing method and integrated circuit
A parse unit parses an input sequence of token elements for an input string, wherein each token element contains a token and/or at least one corresponding token...
US-9,472,188 Predicting outcomes for events based on voice characteristics and content of a contact center communication
Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer-program products for predicting an outcome for an event of interest associated with...
US-9,472,187 Acoustic model training corpus selection
The present disclosure relates to training a speech recognition system. One example method includes receiving a collection of speech data items, wherein each...
US-9,472,186 Automated training of a user audio profile using transcribed medical record recordings
An automated system to build a user audio profile for a natural or continuous language speech to text dictation/transcription system is provided. The system...
US-9,472,185 Automated recognition system for natural language understanding
An interactive response system directs input to a software-based router, which is able to intelligently respond to the input by drawing on a combination of...
US-9,472,184 Cross-language speech recognition
Embodiments that relate to identifying potential cross-language speech recognition problems are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a speech...
US-9,472,183 System and method for customized prompting
A method for providing an audible prompt to a user within a vehicle. The method includes retrieving one or more data files from a memory device. The data files...
US-9,472,182 Voice font speaker and prosody interpolation
Multi-voice font interpolation is provided. A multi-voice font interpolation engine allows the production of computer generated speech with a wide variety of...
US-9,472,181 Text-to-speech device, speech output device, speech output system, text-to-speech methods, and speech output method
An audio read-out device comprises an audio signal generator, a first information receiver, a first information transmitter, a first controller, and a mixed...
US-9,472,180 Headset and a method for audio signal processing
A headset and a method configured to process audio signals from multiple microphones, comprising: a first pair of microphones (101,102) outputting a first pair...
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