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Method and system of audio retrieval and source separation

Thomson Licensing

Method and system of audio retrieval and source separation

Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal

Personics Holdings

Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal

Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal

Nokia

Method and apparatus for handling the display and audio component based on the orientation of the display for a portable…

Date/App# patent app List of recent Audio-related patents
06/25/15
20150181729
 Mounting fixture for a digital menu board patent thumbnailnew patent Mounting fixture for a digital menu board
A mounting fixture comprising a support post configured to support the mounting fixture, a beam coupled to the support post, and at least one cabinet assembly coupled to and supported by the beam. Each audio/visual device is detachably coupled to a cabinet assembly.
Peerless Industries, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181393
 Distribution device for transmission packets patent thumbnailnew patent Distribution device for transmission packets
A distribution device for transmission packets is provided which distributes, by multicast or unicast, content stream data to a terminal via a communication path. The content stream data comprises closed gops that include at least video data and audio data, and is configured hierarchically using a first multiplexed packet stream and a second multiplexed packet stream.
Plannet Associate Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150181362
 Application software and  automatically adjusting environmental frequency response patent thumbnailnew patent Application software and automatically adjusting environmental frequency response
Disclosed is an application software for automatically adjusting environmental frequency response, and the application software is installed in a communication device and provided for outputting a sine wave audio frequency to a stereo, and the stereo receives and plays the sine wave audio frequency, and a built-in microphone of the communication device receives the audio frequency outputted from the stereo. After obtaining an appropriate reference gain of 1 khz, the application software outputs a sine wave audio frequency of 20 hz˜20 khz to the stereo and compares the gain value of the audio frequency outputted from the stereo with the reference gain value, and the micro-controller of the stereo adjusts the gain of the current audio frequency to comply with the reference gain value, so that the stereo can have an output approaching/reaching an ideal frequency response curve..
Homni Enterprise Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150181361
 Method and  an ultrasonic emitter system floor audio unit patent thumbnailnew patent Method and an ultrasonic emitter system floor audio unit
Methods and systems are provided for ultrasonic emitter based floor audio units. An example floor audio unit may comprise one or more ultrasonic emitters and may be placed on or near a floor.
Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181359
 Multichannel sound source identification and location patent thumbnailnew patent Multichannel sound source identification and location
Multichannel sound source identification and location techniques are described. In one or more implementations, source separation is performed using a collaborative technique for a plurality of sound data that was captured by respective ones of a plurality of sound capture devices of an audio scene.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
06/25/15
20150181351
 Time cycle audio recording device patent thumbnailnew patent Time cycle audio recording device
A wrist-wearable, battery powered device (10) for recording audio uses circuitry to record audio in a continuous, looped fashion, and a processor which can be triggered to store a segment of previously recorded audio. Vibration circuitry (34) in the device is used to generate and respond to vibration so that a user can enable or disable recording (308, 314) and direct the storage of recorded audio (302) by mechanicaily tapping the device, and the processor can confirm user directions relating to recording of audio by responsively generating vibration of the device (304, 310, 316).
Nugg-it, Llc
06/25/15
20150181339
 Enhancing the reproduction of multiple audio channels patent thumbnailnew patent Enhancing the reproduction of multiple audio channels
This invention relates to the field of multichannel audio. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for the provision of audio channels suitable for application to loudspeakers located above conventional front loudspeakers..
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181337
 Dynamically adjusted stereo for portable devices patent thumbnailnew patent Dynamically adjusted stereo for portable devices
A mobile device includes an orientation sensor configured to detect an orientation of the mobile device and at least two speakers, each configured to output sound according to an audio signal. The mobile device further includes a processing device configured to group at least two of the speakers into a speaker pair based on the orientation detected by the orientation sensor..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
06/25/15
20150181336
 Multi-channel pairing in a media system patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-channel pairing in a media system
Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. Particularly, the embodiments described herein enable two or more playback devices to be paired, such that multi-channel audio is achieved.
Sonos, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181334
 Temperature measurement apparatus and protection  sound signal converting device patent thumbnailnew patent Temperature measurement apparatus and protection sound signal converting device
An audio signal output from a tone generator is fed into a coil provided in a transducer for vibrating a sound board, so that a sound signal is generated by the vibration of the sound board. A predetermined dc voltage supplied by a constant voltage source circuit is superimposed on the audio signal by an adding circuit, so that the superimposed signal is fed into the coil.
Yamaha Corporation
06/25/15
20150181333
new patent

Method of reducing noise in audio output environment and electronic device supporting the same


A method of reducing noise is provided. The method includes determining whether an audio output of the audio source has interference based on a sampling frequency and an operating frequency of at least one device element e, and maintaining or changing the operating frequency of the at least one device element depending on whether interference is determined..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150181328
new patent

Audio data detection with a computing device


Various techniques for detecting are described herein. In one example, a method includes detecting a position of a computing device and selecting a plurality of microphones to detect audio data based on the position of the computing device.
06/25/15
20150181324
new patent

Bluetooth communication bracelet


A bluetooth communication bracelet includes a main body and a bluetooth earphone. The main body includes a wearing member, a charging plate, an usb interface, and an audio jack.
1more Inc.
06/25/15
20150181319
new patent

Speaker system


A speaker system comprises a plurality of modules, each having an enclosure. One enclosure is a speaker enclosure that houses at least one outwardly facing driver.
06/25/15
20150181306
new patent

Smartphone bluetooth headset receiver


Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user with a smartphone to pair the smartphone with another bluetooth device to receive audio that is played to the user over headphones or through speakers on the smartphone. Further, an audio processing module is used to modify the audio presented to the user, extract closed captioning text to be displayed to the user, find information relevant to the audio to be displayed to the user, and pause audio content sent to the smartphone when phone calls or other smartphone interruptions occur..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
06/25/15
20150181299
new patent

Deployment and distribution model for improved content delivery system


A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (pmps) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of pmps, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, dsl, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to pmp, peer-to-peer (p2p) downloading between pmps, and uploads from pmp to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile..
Qualcomm Incorporated
06/25/15
20150181293
new patent

Mixed mode television receiver


Systems and methods that enable satellite television subscribers to simultaneously watch video associated with a primary television channel and listen to audio associated with a different secondary television channel.. .
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
06/25/15
20150181287
new patent

Systems and methods for searching based on information in commercials


A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining that a commercial segment of media content, including a video portion and an audio portion, contains neither metadata nor close captioning information. I response to determining that the commercial segment contains neither metadata nor close captioning information, advertised program content is identified based on the video portion, the audio portion or both.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
06/25/15
20150181279
new patent

Mosaic focus control


A television receiver may be configured to receive, from a user of the television receiver, a set of viewing rules that define a focus preference of the user. The television receiver may output, to a presentation device, a video mosaic comprising a plurality of pieces of content presented as a plurality of tiles.
Echostar Technologies, L.l.c.
06/25/15
20150181264
new patent

Wireless system with variable training information based on device type


A system and method for wirelessly transmitting audiovisual information. Training information may be stored in a memory.
Coherent Logix, Incorporated
06/25/15
20150181262
new patent

Advertising metrics system and method


The present disclosure relates to a system and method for monitoring audio-video (av) streams transported over a network. The system may include an av probe deployed between an av tuner and av destination customer premise equipment.
Ineoquest Technologies, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181257
new patent

Methods and systems for an adapter device between vehicle infotainment systems and electronic devices


Systems for communicating between a display unit of a vehicle and a wireless electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes a first communication module that receives at least one of video data and audio data from the wireless electronic device according to a wireless communication protocol.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
06/25/15
20150181254
new patent

Centralized broadband gateway for a wireless communication system


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a centralized broadband gateway for a wireless communication system, including a router/gateway module which receives encoded compressed audio/video (a/v) streams and distributes the encoded compressed audio/video a/v streams; multiple audio/video decoders which receive the encoded compressed a/v streams from the a router/gateway module, decode the encoded compressed a/v streams, and output uncompressed a/v streams; and an integrated wireless high definition multimedia interface (whdmi) which receives the uncompressed a/v streams from the multiple audio/video decoders and transmits the uncompressed a/v streams wirelessly to media devices, without deploying individual media processors at each media device. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
06/25/15
20150181215
new patent

Communication system, method and program


A server transmits a probe packet to a terminal, estimates a bandwidth of the network based on information returned from the terminal, calculates a rate used for performing compression coding of screen information and/or an accompanying audio signal, generated by an application on a virtual terminal on the server, so as not to exceed the estimated bandwidth, encodes the screen information and/or the accompanying audio signal at the calculated rate, stores the encoding result in a packet of a predetermined protocol to transmit the packet.. .
Nec Corporation
06/25/15
20150181192
new patent

Enhanced 3d audio/video processing apparatus and method


The enhanced 3d audio/video processing apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a three-dimensional (3d) content generating unit for generating 3d content including video content and analog content; a depth information generating unit for generating depth information for the video frames constituting the video content; and a signal generating unit for generating a 3d enhanced signal including the generated 3d content and the depth information. Further, the enhanced 3d audio/video processing apparatus according to another embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a signal processing unit for processing the 3d enhanced signal including the 3d content including the video content and the audio content: a depth information extraction unit for acquiring the depth information of the video frames constituting the video content from the processed 3d enhanced signal; a 3d audio effect generating unit for generating 3d audio effect based on the acquired depth information; and a 3d audio content generating unit for generating 3d audio content by applying the generated 3d audio effect..
Lg Electronics Inc.
06/25/15
20150181190
new patent

Method for accelerated restitution of audio content and associated device


A restitution of the only samples selected.. .
06/25/15
20150181169
new patent

Security device, broadcast receiving device, camera device, and image capturing method thereof


A security device includes an interface configured to be connected to a camera, a storage configured to store reference audio data, a microphone configured to receive a sound input and convert the sound input into audio data, and a controller configured to, in response to the converted audio data corresponding to the reference audio data, activate the camera.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150181157
new patent

Apparatus, formatting audio-video information


Techniques and mechanisms for formatting digital audio-video (“av”) information. In an embodiment, interface logic includes circuitry to receive digital av information which, in one or more respects, is according to or otherwise compatible with a first interface specification.
Silicon Image, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181151
new patent

Systems and methods for multiple users changing channels on multiple displays


Systems and methods are provided enable multiple users who are in an area containing multiple display devices presenting audiovisual content to easily change the channel on a selected display device by using a conditional access device to arbitrate the channel-changing requests in an organized and fair way.. .
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
06/25/15
20150181101
new patent

Image capture using display device as light source


A digital image capture system and method uses a display device to illuminate a target with light for improved image capture under poor lighting conditions. Various characteristics of the flash (e.g., brightness, color, duration, etc.) can be adjusted to improve image capture.
Apple Inc.
06/25/15
20150181031
new patent

Initiating a voip call with caller selected audio


Methods and systems for caller selected ringtones are described herein. A method for voice over internet protocol (voip) call initiation includes receiving a connection request from a caller app on a caller device.
Pink Stone Llc
06/25/15
20150181027
new patent

Communications system for anonymous calls


This invention relates to an audio caller communication system, an audio callee communication system, a shares connection server and method of initiating a call signal between or connecting an audio caller communications system with an audio callee communications system through a communications channel via a shared connection server, the method comprising initiating a call signal or connecting the at least one audio callee communication system with at least one audio caller communication system through the communications channel via the shared connection server as a function of at least one callee position of the audio callee communication system and; and at least one caller position and/or at least one caller orientation of the audio caller communication system. The caller system, the callee system and the shared connection system are configured to perform such method..
Gn Store Nord A/s
06/25/15
20150181020
new patent

System and utilizing metadata associated with audio files in a conversation management system


A method for managing a conversation stream being recorded contemporaneously with the conversation in which at least one participant is engaged in a discussion and wherein the at least one participant is communicating with the aid of a computer enabled interface for placing metadata tags, flags and notes in a file associated temporally with the audio stream of the recording. The method includes the steps of recording a live audio conversation in a recorded audio stream created contemporaneously with the discussion among or between conversation participants, generating at selected times contemporaneously with the recording step associated metadata representing specific points of interest, and analyzing the metadata to extract management information pertinent to the audio conversation..
Harqen, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181010
new patent

Local wireless link quality notification for wearable audio devices


Computer-readable media embodying instructions executable by a computer in a wireless device to perform functions comprises: receiving first link quality data for a wireless link from a wearable wireless audio device connected to the wireless device by the wireless link; receiving second link quality data for the wireless link from a radio-frequency (rf) of the wireless device; determining a quality of the wireless link based on the first link quality data and the second link quality data; and causing a user-perceivable indication of the quality of the wireless link to be generated by at least one of i) the wearable wireless audio device, and ii) the wireless device.. .
Plantronics, Inc.
06/25/15
20150181002
new patent

Method and system for communicating from a client device to a server device in a centralized content distribution system


A system for controlling a communication system includes a local area network, a client device and a server device in communication with the client device through the local area network. The server device communicates an audio-video stream and a remote user interface to the client device through the local area network.
The Directv Group, Inc.
06/25/15
20150180974
new patent

Methods for transporting digital media


A networked system is provided for transporting digital media packets, such as audio and video. The network includes network devices interconnected to send and receive packets.
Audinate Pty Limited
06/25/15
20150180932
new patent

System for intelligible audio conversation over unreliable digital transmission media


During unfavorable network conditions, a system provides a fallback mode that ensures conversation intelligibility and eliminates dropouts. In the fallback mode, the system uses data retransmission and mitigates retransmission delay by breaking input and output audio into segments for flow control and by involving the users in flow control.
06/25/15
20150180688
new patent

Method, system and audio communication modulation mode self-adaptation and electronic signature token


A method, system, and apparatus for audio communication modulation mode self-adaptation and an electronic signature token are provided. The method includes modulating first audio data using at least two modulation modes supported by the first device to generate first audio data frame streams; selecting an optimal modulation mode used in the second device from the modulation modes correctly received by the second device and supported by the first device according to a predetermined rule; demodulating the second audio data stream to obtain modulation modes correctly received by the first device and supported by the second device and the optimal modulation mode used in the second device; and selecting an optimal modulation mode used in the first device from the modulation modes correctly received by the first device and supported by the second device according to the predetermined rule..
Tendyron Corporation
06/25/15
20150180674
new patent

System and establishing and managing video and audio communication sessions using context-based information in interactive services


Techniques for initiating and managing videoconferences in interactive service applications is described, including using contextual information to identify a group of users that are to participate in an ad-hoc videoconferencing session.. .
Vidyo, Inc.
06/25/15
20150180436
new patent

Numeric audio signal equalization


A method for configuring an electronic device having an equalizer suited for processing a numeric audio signal according to an objective equalization improves the equalization of the numeric audio signal. The equalizer has a transfer function that implements a set of band-pass filters having a constant band-pass and a configurable weight in the transfer function.
St -ericsson Sa
06/25/15
20150180434
new patent

Gain based on play responsibility


Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. An example method includes receiving an audio signal containing a range of audio frequencies; amplifying, according to a gain parameter, the audio signal to be reproduced by at least one speaker.
Sonos,inc
06/25/15
20150180432
new patent

Volume redirection


Exemplary systems and methods enable a user of a mobile device that is communicatively coupled to a remote device to adjust the audio output volume level of an application running on the remote device using audio volume adjustment inputs on the mobile device. The application produces an audio output signal that has an adjustable audio volume output level.
Vmware, Inc.
06/25/15
20150180341
new patent

Switching regulator and control circuit and control method therefor


Disclosed are a switching regulator and a control circuit and a control method therefor. In one embodiment, a switching control signal with decreasing on time is generated to control a power switch in a second mode so that audio noise can be avoided when the switching regulator operates in a light loaded or unloaded condition..
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179306
new patent

Semi-solid unbalanced audio cable


The present disclosure describes implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air, reducing propagation delay and self-inductance compared to cables utilizing non-air dielectric materials that completely surround the conductor. A coaxial cable includes a first conductor having a first diameter, and a non-conductive thread spirally wrapped around the center conductor, the non-conductive thread having a second diameter.
Belden Inc.
06/25/15
20150179305
new patent

Semi-solid balanced audio cable


The present disclosure describes implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air, reducing propagation delay and self-inductance compared to cables utilizing non-air dielectric materials that completely surround the conductor. A balanced audio cable includes a radially symmetric filler comprising a plurality of arms forming a corresponding plurality of channels.
Belden Inc.
06/25/15
20150179228
new patent

Synchronized movie summary


The present invention relates to a method for providing a summary of an audiovisual object. The method comprises the steps of: capturing information from the audiovisual object; identifying the audiovisual object; determining the time index of the captured information relative to the audiovisual object; and providing a summary of a portion of the identified audiovisual object, the portion being comprised between the beginning and the determined time index of the identified audiovisual object..
Thomson Licensing
06/25/15
20150179225
new patent

Method and executing software applications


Consumer electronic devices, such as e.g. High-definition movie players for removable storage media such as optical discs, may provide possibilities for advanced interactivity for the user, implemented as software applications.
Thomson Licensing
06/25/15
20150179190
new patent

Method of detecting a predetermined frequency band in an audio data signal, detection device and computer program corresponding thereto


A method is provided for detecting a predetermined frequency band in an audio data signal which has previously been coded according to a succession of data blocks, among which at least certain blocks contain respectively at least one set of spectral parameters representing a linear prediction filter. Such a method of detection implements, for a current block among the at least certain blocks and for which at least a plurality of spectral parameters of the set have been previously decoded, acts of: determining, among the plurality of previously decoded spectral parameters, the index of the first spectral parameter closest to a threshold frequency; calculating at least one criterion on the basis of the determined index; and deciding whether the predetermined frequency band is detected in the current block, as a function of the criterion calculated..
Orange
06/25/15
20150179187
new patent

Voice quality monitoring method and apparatus


A voice quality monitoring method and apparatus are provided, which solves a difficult problem of how to perform proper voice quality monitoring on a relatively long audio signal by using relatively low costs. The method includes capturing one or more voice signal segments from an input signal; performing voice segment segmentation on each voice signal segment to obtain one or more voice segments; and performing a voice quality evaluation on the voice segment to obtain a quality evaluation result according to the voice quality evaluation.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179186
new patent

Visual audio quality cues and context awareness in a virtual collaboration session


Systems and methods for providing visual audio quality cues and context awareness in a virtual collaboration session. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving a plurality of audio signals, each audio signal captured from one of a plurality of a participants of a virtual collaboration session; determining, for each of the plurality of participants, a voice quality of the participant's audio signal; and providing a visual cue of the voice quality of each participant's audio signal to at least one of the plurality of participants..
Dell Products, L.p.
06/25/15
20150179184
new patent

Compensating for identifiable background content in a speech recognition device


Compensating for identifiable background content in a speech recognition device, including: receiving, by a noise filtering module, an identification of environmental audio data received by the speech recognition device; and filtering, by the noise filtering module in dependence upon which portion of the identified environmental audio data was being rendered when the audio data generated from the plurality of sources was received, the audio data generated from the plurality of sources.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
06/25/15
20150179182
new patent

Adaptive quantization noise filtering of decoded audio data


A method including steps of decoding an encoded audio signal indicative of encoded audio content (e.g., audio content captured during a teleconference) to generate a decoded signal indicative of a decoded version of the audio content, and performing adaptive quantization noise filtering on the decoded signal. The filtering is performed adaptively in the frequency domain in response to data indicative of signal to noise values in turn indicative of a post-quantization signal-to-quantization noise ratio for each frequency band of each of at least one segment of the encoded audio content.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
06/25/15
20150179181
new patent

Adapting audio based upon detected environmental accoustics


Technologies pertaining to improving an auditory experience of a listener are described. audio is modified based upon noise generated by noise sources in an environment.
Microsoft Corporation
06/25/15
20150179180
new patent

Method and device for processing audio signal


The present invention relates to a method and device for processing an audio signal, and the method comprises the steps of: receiving a down-mix (dmx) signal; receiving information on an inter-channel phase difference (ipd) corresponding to a phase difference between a first phase channel and a second phase channel; receiving an inter-channel level difference corresponding to a level difference between the first phase channel and the second phase channel; determining the definition of a first weight and a second weight on the basis of the inter-channel level difference; calculating the first weight and the second weight by using the ipd according to the determined definition; generating information on an overall phase difference (opd) corresponding to a phase difference between the first phase channel and the dmx signal on the basis of the first weight and the second weight.. .
Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
06/25/15
20150179179
new patent

Backwards compatible audio representation


It is inter alia disclosed to provide a left signal representation associated with a left audio channel and a right signal representation associated with a right audio channel, each of the left and right signal representations being associated with a plurality of subbands of a frequency range, and to provide directional information associated with at least one subband of the plurality of subbands associated with the left and the right signal representation, the directional information being at least partially indicative of a direction of a sound source with respect to the left and right audio channel.. .
Nokia Corporation
06/25/15
20150179178
new patent

Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal


A method and device for automatically increasing the spectral bandwidth of an audio signal including generating a “mapping” (or “prediction”) matrix based on the analysis of a reference wideband signal and a reference narrowband signal, the mapping matrix being a transformation matrix to predict high frequency energy from a low frequency energy envelope, generating an energy envelope analysis of an input narrowband audio signal, generating a resynthesized noise signal by processing a random noise signal with the mapping matrix and the envelope analysis, high-pass filtering the resynthesized noise signal, and summing the high-pass filtered resynthesized noise signal with the original an input narrowband audio signal. Other embodiments are disclosed..
Personics Holdings, Llc.
06/25/15
20150179175
new patent

Identification of utterance subjects


Features are disclosed for generating markers for elements or other portions of an audio presentation so that a speech processing system may determine which portion of the audio presentation a user utterance refers to. For example, an utterance may include a pronoun with no explicit antecedent.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
06/25/15
20150179172
new patent

Speech recognition using loosely coupled components


An automatic speech recognition system includes an audio capture component, a speech recognition processing component, and a result processing component which are distributed among two or more logical devices and/or two or more physical devices. In particular, the audio capture component may be located on a different logical device and/or physical device from the result processing component.
Mmodal Ip Llc
06/25/15
20150179162
new patent

Method and system for enhancing a speech database


A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database, identifying segments in the labeled audio files that have varying pronunciations based on language differences, identifying replacement segments in a secondary speech database, enhancing the primary speech database by substituting the identified secondary speech database segments for the corresponding identified segments in the primary speech database, and storing the enhanced primary speech database for use in speech synthesis..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.
06/25/15
20150179066
new patent

Road hazard communication


Apparatus, systems, and/or methods may involve reporting a road hazard. Road hazard data may be collected for an object on a road, which may include automatically generated data from a device associated with the object causing a hazard.
06/25/15
20150178955
new patent

Digital art systems and methods


Disclosed here are methods, devices, paradigms and structures for creating, displaying and facilitating the selection of art, design and décor. A digital art device (“device”) facilitates creating and displaying a digital art in accordance with the relationship to a viewer.
Art.com, Inc.
06/25/15
20150178761
new patent

System and personalized customer discounts


A loyalty reward program that improves brand loyalty is disclosed. A personalized customer reward is loaded onto a recipient's loyalty reward account by a third party.
Jetz Convenience Centers
06/25/15
20150178736
new patent

Method and system for generating a fraud risk score using telephony channel based audio and non-audio data


Disclosed is a method for generating a fraud risk score representing a fraud risk associated with an individual, the method comprising: a) determining a telephony channel risk score from at least one of audio channel data and non-audio channel data of the individual; and b) generating the fraud risk score based on at least one of the telephony channel risk score, the audio channel data, and the non-audio channel data.. .
Verint Americas Inc.
06/25/15
20150178718
new patent

Smart cards and smart card communication methods and systems


The present disclosure includes a smart card. The smart card includes an audio module to receive a money deduction request in a form of an external audio signal from an external device, wherein the monetary-amount deduction request includes a monetary amount to be deducted and the external device's identification information.
Nationz Technologies, Inc.
06/25/15
20150178562
new patent

Environmental reproduction system for representing an environment using one or more environmental sensors


A environmental reproduction system multiplexes information from a variety of sources to reproduce a target environment having visual and/or auditory impediments. The visual impediments may include one or more environmental conditions, such as rain, sleet, snow, darkness, brightness, or any other type of environmental condition.
Google Inc.
06/25/15
20150178487
new patent

Methods and systems for biometric-based user authentication by voice


Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for authentication of users of electronic devices by voice biometrics. An embodiment operates by comparing a power spectrum and/or an amplitude spectrum within a frequency range of an audio signal to a criterion, and determining that the audio signal is one of a live audio signal or a playback audio signal based on the comparison..
The Mitre Corporation
06/25/15
20150178472
new patent

Interventionaire


A computerized web-based system for designing interactive screening and brief interventions targeting risky health behaviors, providing complex content branching sequences based on user inputs, the ability to create readily usable databases from participant responses, the ability to seamlessly incorporate text, audio, images, and video into intervention content, and the dynamic creation of informative graphics based on user response. The surveys are targeted towards individuals who indulge in harmful behaviors such as excessive use of alcohol or drugs.
06/25/15
20150178387
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Method and system of audio retrieval and source separation


A method and a system of audio retrieval and source separation are described. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a textual query; retrieving a preliminary audio sample from an auxiliary audio database; retrieving a target audio sample from a target audio database; and separating the retrieved target audio sample into a plurality of audio source signals.
Thomson Licensing
06/25/15
20150178315
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Digital art systems and methods


Disclosed here are methods, devices, paradigms and structures for creating, displaying and facilitating the selection of art, design and décor. A digital art device (“device”) facilitates creating and displaying a digital art in accordance with the relationship to a viewer.
Art.com, Inc.
06/25/15
20150178291
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Wireless display with audio skipping


This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to wireless displays with audio skipping. In some embodiments, a plurality of audio packets may be captured.
06/25/15
20150178260
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Multi-layered presentation and mechanisms for collaborating with the same


Webconferences are streamed presentations generally containing video and audio portions. Layering the visual aspects of the presentation allows the streamed content to be displayed on a background layer.
Avaya, Inc.
06/25/15
20150178041
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Systems and methods for enhanced speech recognition interface on mobile device


Certain implementations of the disclosed technology include systems and methods for an enhanced speech recognition interface. According to an example implementation, a method includes outputting a first icon and second icon for presentation on a display device; responsive to receiving an indication of an input object being maintained at a first location of an input device, causing a recording device to record an audio signal; responsive to receiving an indication that the input object has moved across the input device from the first location of the input device to a second location of the input device, causing the recording device to stop recording the audio signal; outputting text, based on the recorded audio signal, for presentation on the display device; and responsive to receiving an indication of the input object being maintained at the second location of the input device, causing a portion of the text to be removed from presentation on the display device..
Google, Inc.
06/25/15
20150178040
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Ambient noise based augmentation of media playback


Ambient noise sampled by a mobile device from a local environment is used to automatically trigger actions associated with content currently playing on the mobile device. In some implementations, subtitles or closed captions associated with the currently playing content are automatically invoked and displayed on a user interface based on a level of ambient noise.
Apple Inc.
06/25/15
20150178039
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Uplink transmission device and audio signal via audio interface


Uplink transmission device and method for an audio signal via an audio interface are provided. In the device, a first pin of the audio interface is connected to a signal output terminal of an uplink audio signal generating device via a first circuit, and a second pin of the audio interface is connected to the signal output terminal of the uplink audio signal generating device via a second circuit.
Tendyron Corporation
06/25/15
20150178038
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Method and handling the display and audio component based on the orientation of the display for a portable device


An apparatus comprising: a visual component generator configured to determine at least one display component and an audio component with an associated location relative to an apparatus display; an orientation determiner configured to determine an orientation of the display; and a component locator configured to determine the location of the at least one display component and audio component on the display dependent on the orientation of the display.. .
Nokia Corporation


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