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US-9,734,857 Stack including a magnetic zero layer
A stack including a crystallographic orientation interlayer, a magnetic zero layer disposed on the interlayer, and a magnetic recording layer disposed on the...
US-9,734,856 Apparatuses and methods for absorbing optical energy
Provided herein is an apparatus including a substrate and a magnetic recording layer over the substrate. In addition, a thermochromic layer is over the...
US-9,734,855 Data writer gap material with decreased protrusion
A data writer can have at least a write pole separated from a return pole by a non-magnetic lamination. The non-magnetic lamination may consist of first,...
US-9,734,854 Tape heads with sub-ambient pressure cavities
A unidirectional and bi-directional tape head with sub-ambient pressure cavities. The tape head is adapted for reading and/or writing to a magnetic tape. The...
US-9,734,853 Reducing a noise component associated with movement of a moveable part
An output is generated in response to an indication associated with movement of a moveable part in a storage device. The output is for reducing a noise...
US-9,734,852 Disk drive head suspension structures having improved gold-dielectric joint reliability
A disk drive head suspension or flexure and method of manufacture. Embodiments include a portion such as a terminal pad or flying lead comprising a base layer,...
US-9,734,851 Monitoring head wear
A computer system for monitoring head wear includes reading from a cartridge a high frequency pattern and a low frequency pattern, determining a first read...
US-9,734,850 Magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) free layer damping reduction
In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor, the sensor having a free layer, a ferromagnetic spin sink layer spaced from the free layer, the spin sink layer...
US-9,734,849 Direction dependent tape head assembly to reduce tape-head friction
A tape appliance that includes two outer write heads and an inner read head arranged along a magnetic tape path in WRW order, each write head tape bearing...
US-9,734,848 Method and system for writing and reading closely-spaced data tracks
A method for writing data onto a medium on which data are stored in tracks includes encoding the data into at least one codeword, and writing a respective...
US-9,734,847 Characterizing a sensing circuit of a data storage device
A data storage device is disclosed comprising a disk, a head for accessing the disk, and a sensor for generating an alternating sensor signal. The sensor is...
US-9,734,846 Magnetic recording apparatus and controlling method of magnetic recording apparatus
In case of deleting shingle-recorded data on a recording medium, it enables to completely delete the data with the number of writing times less than the number...
US-9,734,845 Mitigating effects of electronic audio sources in expression detection
In a speech-based system, a wake word or other trigger expression is used to preface user speech that is intended as a command. The system receives multiple...
US-9,734,844 Irregularity detection in music
Embodiments of the present invention relate to detecting irregularities in audio, such as music. An input signal corresponding to an audio stream is received....
US-9,734,843 Apparatus and method for generating bandwidth extension signal
An apparatus for generating a bandwidth extended signal includes an anti-sparseness processing unit to perform anti-sparseness processing on a low-frequency...
US-9,734,842 Method for audio source separation and corresponding apparatus
Separation of speech and background from an audio mixture by using a speech example, generated from a source associated with a speech component in the audio...
US-9,734,841 Device and method for suppressing noise signal, device and method for detecting special signal, and device and...
Provided is a noise signal suppressing device including: an input unit configured to receive a sound signal; a time/frequency converting unit; an independent...
US-9,734,840 Signal processing device, imaging apparatus, and signal-processing program
A signal-processing device includes a determination section that compares a frequency spectrum and a floor spectrum of an input audio signal to each other for...
US-9,734,839 Routing natural language commands to the appropriate applications
A device is configured with multiple applications that each respond to various commands. The correct application to receive a natural language command is...
US-9,734,838 System and method for signal decomposition, analysis and reconstruction
A system and method for representing quasi-periodic waveforms, for example, representing a plurality of limited decompositions of the quasi-periodic waveform....
US-9,734,837 Method, medium, and system scalably encoding/decoding audio/speech
A method, medium, and system scalably encoding/decoding audio/speech. The method includes splitting an input signal into a low frequency band signal that is...
US-9,734,836 Method and apparatus for decoding speech/audio bitstream
A method and an apparatus for decoding a speech/audio bitstream are disclosed, where the method for decoding a speech/audio bitstream includes determining...
US-9,734,835 Voice decoding apparatus of adding component having complicated relationship with or component unrelated with...
A voice decoding apparatus includes an MBE-type decoder, a sampling convertor, a non-linear components generator and an adder. The decoder decodes digital...
US-9,734,834 Comfort noise generation
A system for generating comfort noise for a stream of frames carrying an audio signal includes frame characterizing logic configured to generate a set of filter...
US-9,734,833 Encoder, decoder and methods for backward compatible dynamic adaption of time/frequency resolution...
A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels from a downmix signal having a plurality of time-domain downmix samples...
US-9,734,832 Apparatus, method and computer program for upmixing a downmix audio signal using a phase value smoothing
An apparatus for upmixing a downmix audio signal describing one or more downmix audio channels into an upmixed audio signal describing a plurality of upmixed...
US-9,734,831 Utilizing voice biometrics
Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for utilizing voice biometrics to prevent unauthorized access are presented. In some embodiments, a...
US-9,734,830 Speech recognition wake-up of a handheld portable electronic device
A system and method for parallel speech recognition processing of multiple audio signals produced by multiple microphones in a handheld portable electronic...
US-9,734,829 Electronic device, control method, and control program
According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes: a microphone; and a controller configured to perform processing based on a result of recognition of...
US-9,734,828 Method and apparatus for detecting user ID changes
In many speech-enabled applications, adaptation of speech recognition and language understanding tools for different users are employed. With such adaptation,...
US-9,734,827 Electric equipment and control method thereof
An electric equipment including a communication unit to communicate with at least one electric equipment in a predetermined space through a network, a sound...
US-9,734,826 Token-level interpolation for class-based language models
Optimized language models are provided for in-domain applications through an iterative, joint-modeling approach that interpolates a language model (LM) from a...
US-9,734,825 Methods and apparatus for determining a domain based on the content and context of a natural language utterance
Systems and methods for receiving user generated natural language utterances such as queries and/or commands and executing the queries and/or commands. A parser...
US-9,734,824 System and method for applying a convolutional neural network to speech recognition
A system and method for applying a convolutional neural network (CNN) to speech recognition. The CNN may provide input to a hidden Markov model and has at least...
US-9,734,822 Feedback based beamformed signal selection
Features are disclosed for improving the accuracy and stability of beamformed signal selection. The selection may consider processing feedback information to...
US-9,734,821 Testing words in a pronunciation lexicon
A method, for testing words defined in a pronunciation lexicon used in an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, is provided. The method includes: obtaining...
US-9,734,820 System and method for translating real-time speech using segmentation based on conjunction locations
A system, method and computer-readable storage device which balance latency and accuracy of machine translations by segmenting the speech upon locating a...
US-9,734,819 Recognizing accented speech
Techniques (300, 400, 500) and apparatuses (100, 200, 700) for recognizing accented speech are described. In some embodiments, an accent module recognizes...
US-9,734,818 Information providing device and information providing method
A detector 5 detects words acoustically similar to each other from text information, and a selector 7 selects a synonym from a storage 6, the synonym...
US-9,734,817 Text-to-speech task scheduling
To prioritize the processing text-to-speech (TTS) tasks, a TTS system may determine, for each task, an amount of time prior to the task reaching underrun, that...
US-9,734,816 Noise reduction device
A noise reduction device includes a plurality of noise microphones, noise controller, and control speakers. Noise controller generates a control-sound signal to...
US-9,734,815 Pillow set with snoring noise cancellation
Active noise control systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein. Anti-snoring systems can include a first pillow unit having at least one error...
US-9,734,814 Active noise reduction
A noise reducing sound reproduction system comprises a loudspeaker that is connected to a loudspeaker input path and that radiates noise reducing sound. A...
US-9,734,813 Bicycle bell with silencing mechanism
A bell with silencing and or sound dampening mechanism is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the disclosed bell comprises a bell, a clamp...
US-9,734,812 Virtual instrument playing scheme
Technologies are generally described for a virtual instrument playing system. In some examples, a virtual instrument playing system may include a sensor data...
US-9,734,811 Instrument pickup
A optoelectronic pickup for a musical instrument includes at least one light source which directs light to impinge a string of the musical instrument in at...
US-9,734,810 Automatic harmony generation system
A music composition and training system includes: identifying a first chord of a chord progression. Then, for multiple iterations, the system includes selecting...
US-9,734,809 Digital control of the sound effects of a musical instrument
The object of the present invention concerns a control device (100) for a generation module (GM) of sound effects (EF.sub.A, EF.sub.B) of a musical instrument...
US-9,734,808 Outdoor musical drum structures
A drum configured for permanent installation in an outdoor environment is presented. The drum comprises a mounting structure configured to permanently engage a...
US-9,734,807 Musical instrument multiple membrane percussion and shaking
Musical instrument of the type called "ocean drum" provided with three or more vibratile membranes, in the interspaces of which some balls of different...
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