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9043201 Method and apparatus for processing audio frames to transition between different codecs  
A method (700, 800) and apparatus (100, 200) processes audio frames to transition between different codecs. The method can include producing (720), using a first coding method, a first frame of...
9043200 Adaptive grouping of parameters for enhanced coding efficiency  
The present invention is based on the finding that parameters including: a first set of parameters of a representation of a first portion of an original signal and a second set of parameters of a...
9037469 Automated communication integrator  
An apparatus includes a plurality of applications and an integrator having a voice recognition module configured to identify at least one voice command from a user. The integrator is configured to...
9037453 Embedder for embedding a watermark into an information representation, detector for detecting a watermark in an information representation, method and computer program  
An embedder for embedding a watermark to be embedded into an input information representation comprises an embedding parameter determiner that is implemented to apply a derivation function once or...
9031835 Methods and arrangements for loudness and sharpness compensation in audio codecs  
In a method of improving perceived loudness and sharpness of a reconstructed speech signal delimited by a predetermined bandwidth, performing the steps of providing (S10) the speech signal, and...
9031833 Communication apparatus  
Provided is a communication apparatus for direct communication between networks of different types. The communication apparatus includes a transmission data selector determining whether or not...
9026434 Frame erasure concealment for a multi rate speech and audio codec  
An audio coding terminal and method is provided. The terminal includes a coding mode setting unit to set an operation mode, from plural operation modes, for input audio coding by a codec...
9026440 Method for identifying speech and music components of a sound signal  
The present invention relates to means and methods of automated difference recognition between speech and music signals in voice communication systems, devices, telephones, and methods, and more...
9026065 Methods and apparatus for resource sharing for voice and data interlacing  
Methods and apparatus for voice and data interlacing in a system having a shared antenna. In one embodiment, a voice and data communication system has a shared antenna for transmitting and...
9026433 Voice quality measurement device, method and computer readable medium  
A voice quality measurement device that measures voice quality of a decoded voice signal outputted from a voice decoder unit. The voice quality measurement device includes a packet buffer unit and...
9015041 Time warp activation signal provider, audio signal encoder, method for providing a time warp activation signal, method for encoding an audio signal and computer programs  
An audio encoder has a window function controller, a windower, a time warper with a final quality check functionality, a time/frequency converter, a TNS stage or a quantizer encoder, the window...
9009032 Method and system for performing sample rate conversion  
A method and system for performing sample rate conversion is provided. The method may include configuring a system to convert a sample rate of a first audio channel of a plurality of audio...
9009042 Machine translation of indirect speech  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating direct speech messages based on voice commands that include indirect speech...
9009040 Training a transcription system  
According to certain embodiments, training a transcription system includes accessing recorded voice data of a user from one or more sources. The recorded voice data comprises voice samples. A...
9002717 Method and apparatus for audio communication of information  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller configured to obtain information associated with media content, to generate a first group of...
8994522 Human-machine interface (HMI) auto-steer based upon-likelihood to exceed eye glance guidelines  
The described method and system provide for HMI steering for a telematics-equipped vehicle based on likelihood to exceed eye glance guidelines. By determining whether a task is likely to cause the...
8996361 Method and device for determining a decoding mode of in-band signaling  
In the field of communications, a method and a device for determining a decoding mode of in-band signaling are provided, which improve accuracy of in-band signaling decoding. The method includes:...
8990071 Telephony service interaction management  
A method for managing an interaction of a calling party to a communication partner is provided. The method includes automatically determining if the communication partner expects DTMF input. The...
8990081 Method of analysing an audio signal  
A method of analyzing an audio signal is disclosed. A digital representation of an audio signal is received and a first output function is generated based on a response of a physiological model to...
8990072 Apparatus and method for encoding and decoding of integrated speech and audio utilizing a band expander to output the audio or speech to a frequency domain encoder or an LPC encoder  
Provided are an apparatus and a method for integrally encoding and decoding a speech signal and a audio signal. The encoding apparatus may include: an input signal analyzer to analyze a...
8990087 Providing text to speech from digital content on an electronic device  
A method for providing text to speech from digital content in an electronic device is described. Digital content including a plurality of words and a pronunciation database is received....
8983841 Method for enhancing the playback of information in interactive voice response systems  
A network communication node includes an audio outputter that outputs an audible representation of data to be provided to a requester. The network communication node also includes a processor that...
8977248 Methods and systems for managing telecommunications and for translating voice messages to text messages  
Systems and methods that can be utilized to convert a voice communication received over a telecommunication network to text are described. In an illustrative embodiment, a call processing system...
8977557 Method, medium, and apparatus encoding and/or decoding multichannel audio signals  
A method, medium, and apparatus encoding and/or decoding a multichannel audio signal. The method includes detecting the type of spatial extension data included in an encoding result of an audio...
8977544 Method of quantizing linear predictive coding coefficients, sound encoding method, method of de-quantizing linear predictive coding coefficients, sound decoding method, and recording medium and electronic device therefor  
A quantizing method is provided that includes quantizing an input signal by selecting one of a first quantization scheme not using an inter-frame prediction and a second quantization scheme using...
8972247 Selection of speech encoding scheme in wireless communication terminals  
A method for communication includes receiving modulated signals, which convey encoded speech. A measure of information entropy associated with the received signals is estimated. A speech encoding...
8972263 System and method for performing dual mode speech recognition  
A system and method for performing dual mode speech recognition, employing a local recognition module on a mobile device and a remote recognition engine on a server device. The system accepts a...
8964948 Method for setting voice tag  
A method for setting a voice tag is provided, which comprises the following steps. First, counting a number of phone calls performed between a user and a contact person. If the number of phone...
8965755 Acoustic data communication device  
An audio data processing system is a client-server system including an audio data communication device and an audio data processing device which are linked together via a communication network....
8959017 Audio encoding/decoding scheme having a switchable bypass  
An apparatus for encoding includes a first domain converter, a switchable bypass, a second domain converter, a first processor and a second processor to obtain an encoded audio signal having...
8959025 System and method for automatic identification of speech coding scheme  
Methods and systems for extracting speech from such packet streams. The methods and systems analyze the encoded speech in a given packet stream, and automatically identify the actual speech coding...
8953800 Method for transporting low-bit rate information  
A method is presented that uses steganographic codeword(s) carried in a speech payload in such a way that (i) the steganographic codeword(s) survive compression and/or transcoding as the payload...
8949115 Terminal device, audio output method, and information processing system  
In an audio output terminal device, a buffer control unit adjusts the buffer size of a jitter buffer in accordance with the setting of a sound output mode instructed in an instruction receiving...
8949113 Sound perception using frequency transposition by moving the envelope  
A method of operating an audio processing device to improve a user's perception of an input sound includes defining a critical frequency fcrit between a low frequency range and a high frequency...
8935157 Audio decoding system and an audio decoding method thereof for compressing and storing decoded audio data in a first time interval and decompressing the stored audio data in a second time interval  
An audio decoding system including a decoder decoding a first part of audio data, and an audio buffer compressor compressing and storing the decoded first part of audio data in a first time...
8935158 Apparatus and method for comparing frames using spectral information of audio signal  
Disclosed is a frame comparison apparatus and method for comparing frames included in an audio signal by using spectrum information. The frame comparison apparatus includes a spectrum information...
8935166 Systems and methods for providing an electronic dictation interface  
Some embodiments disclosed herein store a target application and a dictation application. The target application may be configured to receive input from a user. The dictation application interface...
8930182 Voice transformation with encoded information  
Method, system, and computer program product for voice transformation are provided. The method includes transforming a source speech using transformation parameters, and encoding information on...
8930183 Voice conversion method and system  
A method of converting speech from the characteristics of a first voice to the characteristics of a second voice, the method comprising: receiving a speech input from a first voice, dividing said...
8930186 Speech enhancement with minimum gating  
A speech enhancement system enhances transitions between speech and non-speech segments. The system includes a background noise estimator that approximates the magnitude of a background noise of...
8930197 Apparatus and method for encoding and reproduction of speech and audio signals  
A method comprising receiving at a user equipment encrypted content. The content is stored in said user equipment in an encrypted form. At least one key for decryption of said stored encrypted...
8924199 Voice correction device, voice correction method, and recording medium storing voice correction program  
A voice correction device includes a detector that detects a response from a user, a calculator that calculates an acoustic characteristic amount of an input voice signal, an analyzer that outputs...
8924200 Audio signal bandwidth extension in CELP-based speech coder  
A method for decoding an audio signal in a decoder having a CELP-based decoder element including a fixed codebook component, at least one pitch period value, and a first decoder output, wherein a...
8918324 Method for decoding an audio signal based on coding mode and context flag  
A method for coding and decoding an audio signal or speech signal and an apparatus adopting the method are provided.
8913731 Method and system for providing an audio representation of a name  
A system and method for providing an audio representation of a name includes providing a list of a plurality of users of a network and respective presence information regarding each of the...
8914290 Systems and methods for dynamically improving user intelligibility of synthesized speech in a work environment  
Method and apparatus that dynamically adjusts operational parameters of a text-to-speech engine in a speech-based system. A voice engine or other application of a device provides a mechanism to...
8907821 Apparatus and method for decoding data  
A computer-implemented method and apparatus are disclosed for decoding an encoded data signal. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing, in a memory, a set of signal elements. The encoded...
8897290 Information processing device and mobile terminal  
There is a need to enable decompression of a speech signal even if no network synchronizing signal is output from a baseband processing portion. For this purpose, an information processing device...
8898054 Determining and conveying contextual information for real time text  
Aspects relate to machine recognition of human voices in live or recorded audio content, and delivering text derived from such live or recorded content as real time text, with contextual...
8892427 Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal  
An apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes receiving, by an audio processing apparatus, an audio signal including a first data of...