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Magnetic disk device and control method
According to one embodiment, there is provided a magnetic disk device including a magnetic disk, a magnetic head, and a controller. The magnetic head is...
Methods for control of digital shredding of media
According to the disclosure, a unique and novel archiving system that allows the digital shredding of archived data is disclosed. Embodiments of the archiving...
Method of manufacturing magnetic recording medium
An aspect of the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing hexagonal ferrite magnetic powder. The method of manufacturing hexagonal ferrite...
Magnetic-disk glass substrate and magnetic disk
A magnetic-disk glass substrate according to the present invention is a doughnut-shaped magnetic-disk glass substrate having a circular hole provided in the...
Write head offset for shingled magnetic recording (SMR) disk drives
Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for provisioning storage devices. An example method includes determining a write status of an adjacent track...
Dual-path flex circuit
A flex circuit for connection to a moving device. The flex circuit includes a connections tab configured to present first and second pluralities of electrical...
Low resistance interface metal for disk drive suspension component
A stainless steel suspension component such as a mount plate is chemically activated by exposure to an activating solution. Gold is then spot plated onto the...
Magnetoresistance effect element, magnetic head, magnetic head assembly,
magnetic recording and reproducing...
According to one embodiment, a magnetoresistance effect element includes first and second shields, first and second side magnetic units, a stacked body, and a...
Portable turntable device, system, and method
A turntable device, comprising: a base and an arm. The base may comprise a pad and a spindle. The arm may comprise: a housing; one or more buttons; a spindle...
Apparatus and method for determining co-location of services
Co-location of devices is determined by receiving at a query engine from a device, a remote audio signature and associated remote device identification and...
Noise cancellation apparatus and method
Disclosed herein is a noise cancellation apparatus and method, which select in advance parameters to be used for noise cancellation in a reference voice signal...
Sound source separating device and sound source separating method
A sound source separating device includes: a sound collecting unit configured to collect sound signals using a plurality of microphones; a sound source...
Complex exponential modulated filter bank for high frequency
An apparatus and method are disclosed for filtering and performing high frequency reconstruction of an audio signal. The apparatus includes an analysis filter...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding audio signals
Techniques for efficiently encoding an input signal are described. In one design, a generalized encoder encodes the input signal (e.g., an audio signal) based...
High-efficiency digital signal processing of streaming media
A phase vocoder executes a fast-Fourier transform (FFT) with respect to an input audio data stream to generate an array of frequency-domain values corresponding...
Temporal gain adjustment based on high-band signal characteristic
The present disclosure provides techniques for adjusting a temporal gain parameter and for adjusting linear prediction coefficients. A value of the temporal...
Generation of a comfort noise with high spectro-temporal resolution in
discontinuous transmission of audio signals
The invention provides an audio decoder being configured for decoding a bitstream so as to produce therefrom an audio output signal, the bitstream including at...
Audio compression using vector field normalization
An approach is provided for creating a digital representation of an analog sound. The approach retrieves a number of digital sound data streams with each of the...
Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method, encoder and
encoding method, decoder and decoding...
The present invention relates to a signal processing apparatus and a signal processing method, an encoder and an encoding method, a decoder and a decoding...
Example-based audio inpainting
A method for packet loss concealment, that includes: continuously receiving a digital audio stream; extracting audio features from the digital audio stream...
Apparatus and method for processing a decoded audio signal in a spectral
An apparatus for processing a decoded audio signal including a filter for filtering the decoded audio signal to obtain a filtered audio signal, a time-spectral...
Dialog server for handling conversation in virtual space method and
computer program for having conversation in...
A dialog server which provides dialogs made by at least one user through their respective avatars in a virtual space. A method and a computer readable article...
Voice detection for automated communication system
A system implements voice detection using a receiver, a voice analyzer, and a voice identifier. The receiver receives a transmission from a transmission channel...
Continuous speech transcription performance indication
A method of providing speech transcription performance indication includes receiving, at a user device data representing text transcribed from an audio stream...
Methods, systems, and media for presenting interactive audio content
Methods, systems, and media for presenting interactive audio content are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes: receiving narrative content that...
Modification of visual content to facilitate improved speech recognition
Technologies described herein relate to modifying visual content for presentment on a display to facilitate improving performance of an automatic speech...
Suggesting intent frame(s) for user request(s)
Techniques are described herein that are capable of suggesting intent frame(s) for user request(s). For instance, the intent frame(s) may be suggested to elicit...
Method of controlling a text input and electronic device thereof
According to various embodiments, a method for an electronic device includes receiving an input of a first word from a keypad, recognizing a voice input and...
Method of controlling interactive system, method of controlling server,
server, and interactive device
A method of controlling an interactive system includes the steps of: referring to a storage portion storing a plurality of response information about a manner...
Speech interaction method and apparatus
The present invention discloses a speech interaction method and apparatus, and pertains to the field of speech processing technologies. The method includes:...
Centralized speech logger analysis
A method of providing hands-free services using a mobile device having wireless access to computer-based services includes receiving speech in a vehicle from a...
Method and system for performing term analysis in social data
Disclosed is a system, method, and computer program product for allowing an entity to access social media data, and to perform term analysis upon that data. The...
System and method for triphone-based unit selection for visual speech
A system and method for generating a video sequence having mouth movements synchronized with speech sounds are disclosed. The system utilizes a database of...
Dynamic inference of voice command for software operation from help
In an electronic device, a method includes analyzing help information associated with a software application to identify a sequence of manipulations of viewable...
Enhancing environment voice macros via a stackable save/restore state of
an object within an environment...
A method for state transition in voice systems including: generating one or more stackable state macros, each of the one or more stackable state macros...
Speech processing device, method, and storage medium
A speech recognition unit (102) includes a phrase determination unit (103) which determines a phrase boundary based on the comparison between the hypothetical...
Using word confidence score, insertion and substitution thresholds for
selected words in speech recognition
A method and system for improving the accuracy of a speech recognition system using were confidence score (WCS) processing is introduced. Parameters in a...
Sound deflecting apparatus
A sound deflector apparatus having mutually coextensive tab and wall portions, the tab portion mounted to an area of an electronic device adjacent the speaker...
Sound redirecting device for large displays
Sound reflectors for an electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, the sound reflector has a sound redirecting surface having two curvatures. The first...
Method and system for masking noise
A method is disclosed for masking noise originating from rotary equipment in a vehicle engine. The method may include checking if engine input conditions...
Active noise reduction
A noise reducing comprises a first microphone that picks up noise signal at a first location and that is electrically coupled to a first microphone output path;...
Buzzer output control device and buzzer output control method
Provided is a buzzer that sounds without noise contamination. Specifically, an inaudible frequency signal generation unit 22 generates an inaudible frequency...
Frequency domain training to compensate acoustic instrument pickup signals
Apparatus and associated methods relate to training FIR filter coefficients by deconvolving a first input signal and a second input signal in the frequency...
Musical sound control device, musical sound control method, program
storage medium and electronic musical...
A piezo pickup which detects a key depression vibration occurred by a key depression operation is provided on the center of the lower surface of a key switch...
Keyboard device of electronic musical instrument
The invention provides a keyboard device of an electronic musical instrument, wherein a hammer can be installed correctly by a simple operation of pressing a...
Accelerometer and gyroscope controlled tone effects for use with electric
A movement actuated tone effects system is provided for manipulating the electrical signal of an electric instrument by moving the electrical instrument in...
System for adaptive demarcation of selectively acquired tonal scale on
note actuators of musical instrument
A system is provided for adaptive demarcation of a selectively defined tonal scale on a musical instrument having a set of note actuators which span at least...
Adaptable drum practice device
An adaptable drum practice device includes an attachment mechanism, including a clip or a clamp; a sliding rail; a one-piece or telescoping shaft; and a device...
Drum mount providing isolated resonance
Some embodiments provide drum mounts for mounting a drum to supporting bracket arms, stands, or racks in a manner that does not impede drum shell resonance and...
A percussion device includes (1) a platform portion composed of a first material having an exposed striking portion composed of a second material different from...