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Eric Thelen, Stefan Besling: Distributed client-server speech recognition system. U S Philips Corporation, Koninkijke Phillips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, November 26, 2002: US06487534 (249 worldwide citation)

A distributed speech recognition system includes at least one client station and a server station connected via a network, such as Internet. The client station includes means for receiving the speech input signal from a user. A speech controller directs at least part of the speech input signal to a ...


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Thomas Giesler: Chip card. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, July 23, 2002: US06424029 (219 worldwide citation)

A chip card is described, preferably a contactless chip card, comprising a data-processing circuit for receiving, processing and/or transmitting data signals, and at least a capacitive switching element which can be activated by means of a user's touch, whose activation of the switching element ...


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Stefan Besling, Eric Thelen: User model-improvement-data-driven selection and update of user-oriented recognition model of a given type for word recognition at network server. U S Philips Corporation, Daniel J Piotrowski, March 26, 2002: US06363348 (160 worldwide citation)

A distributed pattern recognition system includes at least one user station and a server station. The server station and the user station are connected via a network, such as Internet. The server station includes different recognition models of a same type. As part of a recognition enrolment, the us ...


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Takashi Sato: Method for synchronizing a cycle master node to a cycle slave node using synchronization information from an external network or sub-network which is supplied to the cycle slave node. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Daniel J Piotrowski, October 3, 2000: US06128318 (144 worldwide citation)

A method for synchronizing a cycle master node to a cycle slave node, including the steps of utilizing logic circuitry in the cycle slave node to determine a timer offset value, in response to the cycle slave node receiving synchronization information, transmitting the timer offset value to the cycl ...


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Gandhimathi Vaithilingam, Mohamed S Abdel Mottaleb: Using meta-descriptors to represent multimedia information. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, June 25, 2002: US06411724 (143 worldwide citation)

Multimedia information retrieval is performed using meta-descriptors in addition to descriptors. A “descriptor” is a representation of a feature, a “feature” being a distinctive characteristic of multimedia information, while a “meta-descriptor” is information about the descriptor. Meta-descriptors ...


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Michael Epstein, Michael Pasieka: Method and system for preventing unauthorized playback of broadcasted digital data streams. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, March 4, 2003: US06530021 (140 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for preventing the unauthorized playback of broadcasted digital data streams. The method includes the step of embedding a watermark in a digital data stream. The digital data stream having the embedded watermark is encrypted. The encrypted digital data stream is broa ...


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Eric Thelen, Stefan Besling, Steven DeJarnett: Vocabulary and/or language model training. Koninklijke Philips Electroncis, Daniel J Piotrowski, August 6, 2002: US06430551 (115 worldwide citation)

A system includes means for creating a vocabulary and/or statistical language model from a textual training corpus. The vocabulary and/or language model are used in a pattern recognition system, such as a speech recognition system or a handwriting recognition system, for recognizing a time-sequentia ...


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Eric Thelen, Stefan Besling, Meinhard Ullrich: Speech recognition system having parallel large vocabulary recognition engines. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, February 25, 2003: US06526380 (111 worldwide citation)

A huge vocabulary speech recognition system for recognizing a sequence of spoken words, having an input means for receiving a time-sequential input pattern representative of the sequence of spoken words. The system further includes a plurality of large vocabulary speech recognizers each being associ ...


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Nermeen Ismail, Hugo J Strubbe, Jorge Caviedes, Max Wu: Group based control scheme for video compression. U S Philips Corporation, Daniel J Piotrowski, August 15, 2000: US06104705 (101 worldwide citation)

A method by which video compression parameters of different video streams are changed to optimize overall bandwidth utilization according to rules related to the varying interactions among group members. Different video streams are allocated different portions of the overall bandwidth based on a pri ...


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David Harry Smithgall, Gregory Alan Wright: Quarter wave patch antenna. Lucent Technologies, Samuel R Williamson, Daniel J Piotrowski, November 30, 1999: US05995048 (98 worldwide citation)

An antenna design for a tag operating in an radio frequency identification system minimizes the influence of reflecting surfaces upon the antenna radiation pattern. The antenna advantageously provides near uniform performance when the tag is in varying proximity to different metal reflecting surface ...