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US-9,558,774 Recording head with electrically removable component
An apparatus includes a slider of a magnetic recording transducer comprising a plurality of electrical bond pads. A component is coupled to a pair of the...
US-9,558,773 Apparatus and method for setting slider surface potential
An apparatus includes a slider body of a disk drive. The slider body is electrically coupled to a plurality of end bond pads. A voltage applied to one more of...
US-9,558,772 Position error signal (PES) detection
Methods and apparatuses for modulating a position error signal detection gate signal responsive to a track crossing velocity are discussed. The position error...
US-9,558,771 Piezoelectric disk drive suspension motors having plated stiffeners
Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal on which a motor is mounted. The motor...
US-9,558,770 Slot waveguide that couples energy to a near-field transducer
A dual-slot waveguide receives energy from a coupling waveguide. The dual-slot waveguide includes first and second light propagating regions of low-index...
US-9,558,769 Anti-reflection waveguide for heat-assisted magnetic recording
A system, according to one embodiment, includes a magnetic head having: a near field transducer, an optical waveguide for illumination of the near field...
US-9,558,768 Suspension standoff geometry for slider crown change reduction
A head gimbal assembly for a hard disk drive comprises a flexure having a planar surface and a standoff structure extending from the planar surface, where the...
US-9,558,767 Current-perpendicular-to-plane magneto-resistance effect element
The CPPGMR element of the present invention has an orientation layer 12 formed on a substrate 11 to texture a Heusler alloy into a (100) direction, an...
US-9,558,766 Controlling spacing between a read transducer and a recording medium using a write coil
While a heat-assisted, magnetic recording medium is being read from, power is applied to a write coil of a read/write head to control a spacing between a read...
US-9,558,765 CoFe/Ni multilayer film with perpendicular anisotropy for microwave assisted magnetic recording
A spin transfer oscillator (STO) with a seed/FGL/spacer/SIL/capping configuration is disclosed with a composite seed layer made of Ta and a metal layer having a...
US-9,558,764 Waveguide of a write head with reduced cross sectional area proximate a near-field transducer
A write head includes a near-field transducer near a media-facing surface of the write head. The write head includes a waveguide having a core with a first side...
US-9,558,763 Magnetic recording write apparatus having a pole including an assist portion extending in the cross-track direction
A magnetic write apparatus has a media-facing surface (MFS), a pole, side shield(s), a side gap and coil(s) for energizing the pole. The pole includes main and...
US-9,558,762 System and method for distinguishing source from unconstrained acoustic signals emitted thereby in context...
A system and method are provided for distinguishing between a plurality of sources based upon unconstrained acoustic signals captured therefrom. A...
US-9,558,761 Causation of rendering of song audio information based upon distance from a sound source
A method comprising receiving microphone audio information from at least one microphone, identifying a song based, at least in part, on the microphone audio...
US-9,558,760 Real-time remodeling of user voice in an immersive visualization system
A visualization system with audio capability includes one or more display devices, one or more microphones, one or more speakers, and audio processing...
US-9,558,758 User feedback on microphone placement
A speech-controlled appliance that provides a user with an indication of when a speech input will likely not be acted upon by the device due to a poor...
US-9,558,757 Selective de-reverberation using blind estimation of reverberation level
Features are disclosed for estimating reverberation an audio signal without prior knowledge of the sound captured in the audio signal and without prior...
US-9,558,756 Method and system for adjusting user speech in a communication session
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, receive user speech captured at a second end user device during a communication...
US-9,558,755 Noise suppression assisted automatic speech recognition
Noise suppression information is used to optimize or improve automatic speech recognition performed for a signal. Noise suppression can be performed on a noisy...
US-9,558,754 Audio encoder and decoder with pitch prediction
In one embodiment, an audio decoder for decoding an encoded audio bitstream is disclosed. The audio decoder is capable of being operated in at least three...
US-9,558,753 Pitch filter for audio signals
In some embodiments, a pitch filter for filtering a preliminary audio signal generated from an audio bitstream is disclosed. The pitch filter has an operating...
US-9,558,752 Encoding device and encoding method
This encoding device (100) is provided with: a CELP encoding unit (102) that decodes CELP encoded data resulting from CELP encoding an input signal, generating...
US-9,558,751 Media content marking and tracking methods and apparatus
A system, method, and apparatus for media content marking and tracking are disclosed. An example method includes determining an identification code responsive...
US-9,558,750 Method and apparatus for concealing frame error and method and apparatus for audio decoding
Disclosed is a frame error concealment (FEC) method. The method includes: selecting an FEC mode based on states of a current frame and a previous frame of the...
US-9,558,749 Automatic speaker identification using speech recognition features
Features are disclosed for automatically identifying a speaker. Artifacts of automatic speech recognition ("ASR") and/or other automatically determined...
US-9,558,748 Methods for hybrid GPU/CPU data processing
The present invention describes methods for performing large-scale graph traversal calculations on parallel processor platforms. The invention describes methods...
US-9,558,747 High intelligibility voice announcement system
A high intelligibility voice announcement system is described herein. One system includes an announcement station containing a speech to text engine in which a...
US-9,558,746 Large vocabulary binary speech recognition
This invention describes methods for implementing human speech recognition. The methods described here are of using sub-events that are sounds between spaces...
US-9,558,745 Service oriented speech recognition for in-vehicle automated interaction and in-vehicle user interfaces...
A system and method for implementing a server-based speech recognition system for multimodal automated interaction in a vehicle includes receiving, by a vehicle...
US-9,558,744 Audio processing apparatus and audio processing method
An audio processing apparatus and an audio processing method are described. In one embodiment, the audio processing apparatus include an audio masker separator...
US-9,558,743 Integration of semantic context information
In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, a request to predict a next word in a dialog being uttered by a...
US-9,558,742 Mixed speech recognition
The claimed subject matter includes a system and method for recognizing mixed speech from a source. The method includes training a first neural network to...
US-9,558,741 Systems and methods for speech recognition
Systems and methods are provided for speech recognition. For example, audio characteristics are extracted from acquired voice signals; a syllable confusion...
US-9,558,740 Disambiguation in speech recognition
Automatic speech recognition (ASR) processing including a feedback configuration to allow for improved disambiguation between ASR hypotheses. After ASR...
US-9,558,739 Methods and systems for adapting a speech system based on user competance
Methods and systems are provided for adapting a speech system. In one example a method includes: logging speech data from the speech system; processing the...
US-9,558,738 System and method for speech recognition modeling for mobile voice search
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating an acoustic model for use in speech recognition. A...
US-9,558,737 System and method for audibly presenting selected text
Disclosed herein are methods for presenting speech from a selected text that is on a computing device. This method includes presenting text on a touch-sensitive...
US-9,558,736 Voice prompt generation combining native and remotely-generated speech data
An electronic device includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the...
US-9,558,735 System and method for synthetically generated speech describing media content
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for providing an automatic synthetically generated voice describing media content, the method...
US-9,558,734 Aging a text-to-speech voice
A voice recipient may request a text-to-speech (TTS) voice that corresponds to an age or age range. An existing TTS voice or existing voice data may be used to...
US-9,558,733 Audibly indicating secondary content with spoken text
A system and method for adding audio indicators, such as an audio tone, to audio data corresponding to text. The audio indicator corresponds to secondary...
US-9,558,732 Active noise control system
An active noise control system includes a first microphone, a controller operably coupled to the first microphone, and a speaker operably coupled to the...
US-9,558,731 Headphones using multiplexed microphone signals to enable active noise cancellation
Headphones or a headset to enable active noise cancellation or binaural recording. Microphone signals are multiplexed within the headphones/headset and are...
US-9,558,730 Audio signal processing system
An audio processing system includes an audio receiving module, a sound source separation module and a noise suppression module. The audio receiving module...
US-9,558,729 Digital circuit arrangements for ambient noise-reduction
A digital circuit arrangement for an ambient noise-reduction system affording a higher degree of noise reduction than has hitherto been possible. The...
US-9,558,728 Setting and editing tone setting information via link
A storage device stores a plurality of sets of tone setting information, each of the sets of tone setting information including one or more tone setting...
US-9,558,727 Performance method of electronic musical instrument and music
An electronic music instrument and music performance method mainly comprises the following steps: a, selecting a music score to be played in an electronic music...
US-9,558,726 Automatic composition apparatus, automatic composition method and storage medium
An automatic composition apparatus includes a processing unit. The processing unit performs (i) a calculation process of calculating a matching level of each...
US-9,558,725 Disk, wind instrument, counter piece, and method of producing the disk
A disk for stabilizing a pad assembly in a key cup for closure of a wind instrument tone hole includes an integral body made of a material which is in a solid...
US-9,558,724 Guitar pick having CVD diamond or DLC coating
A guitar pick comprises a substrate layer and a diamond film layer or coating. The diamond film layer is composed of chemical vapor deposited diamond, or...
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