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Brian Charles Gibson, Peter Ronald Lupini, Dale John Shpak: Targeted vocal transformation. Ivl Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 1, 2002: US06336092 (98 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method for transforming a source individual's voice so as to adopt the characteristics of a target individual's voice. The excitation signal component of the target individual's voice is extracted and the spectral envelope of the source individual's voice is ex ...


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Christopher Michael Jubien, Constantine Lakoumentas, Brian John Roden, Dale John Shpak, Jeffrey William Sondermeyer: Method and apparatus for automatic volume control in an audio system. Mackie Designs, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, March 15, 2005: US06868162 (39 worldwide citation)

An audio system (100) is provided with improved adaptive filter (206) to automatically adjust signal gain depending on the ambient noise level. The original music signal passes through a normalized adaptive filter (206), and is subtracted from the ambient room signal detected by a microphone (120), ...


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Nikolay Nikolov Tzonev, Dale John Shpak, David William Sime: Cable assembly for providing power through inductive coupling. Syscor Controls & Automation, Davis & Bujold PLLC, Michael J Bujold, January 10, 2017: US09544023 (1 worldwide citation)

A Cable Assembly for supplying power includes wiring for carrying alternating electrical current, a plurality of Source Inductive Elements spaced at intervals along the wiring to provide power by induction; and an encapsulation layering that provides electrical insulation.


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Nikolay Nikolov Tzonev, Dale John Shpak, David William Sime, Kevin James Gans: Apparatus for the monitoring of floating roof position for storage tank roofs. Davis & Bujold PLLC, Michael J Bujold, July 15, 2014: US08776596

A floating storage tank roof having a roof cover level monitor apparatus uses a flexible rod having a first end in contact with the storage tank cover bottom surface and a second end in contact with a base mounted to the top of the storage tank roof. As the rod flexes the second end of the rod is pu ...


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George Anthony May, Abdu Omran, Dale John Shpak, Pei Chong Tang: Routing packets in frame-based data communication networks. Barnes & Thornburg, December 16, 2004: US20040252688-A1

Methods and apparatus (4.1-4.4) for the efficient transport and routing of packets over frame-based networks are disclosed. Groups of packets are encapsulated inside of frames (4.7, 4.8) and the frames (4.7, 4.8) are transported over a multiple-access network. Each frame (4.7, 4.8) contains one or m ...


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Dale John Shpak, Abdu Omran: Capacity re-use in data communication networks. Barnes & Thornburg, June 3, 2004: US20040105453-A1

A method and apparatus to improve the bandwidth utilization of a data transport network, such as SONET or SDH. Using knowledge of the topology, the network capacity that in the prior art was used to taxi the data to the sending node (2.1-2.4, 2.15, 2.16, 4.1-4.4, 5.1, 9.8) is instead used to send ne ...


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Nikolay Nikolov Tzonev, Dale John Shpak: Apparatus for the wireless remote monitoring of storage tank roofs. March 17, 2011: US20110063107-A1

This invention relates to the remote monitoring of the floating roofs of large storage tanks, including tanks used for storing liquid petroleum products or other chemicals. The invention is used to monitor the position and flexure of the roof and other conditions such as vibration; the presence of v ...


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Nikolay Nikolov Tzonev, Dale John Shpak: Apparatus for the wireless remote monitoring of covered floating storage tank roofs. July 21, 2011: US20110174399-A1

An apparatus for the wireless and remote monitoring of covered floating storage tanks monitors roof position, flexure, fires and the presence of vapours or liquids from water, hydrocarbons or other chemicals. The apparatus relies upon on one or more encapsulated intelligent sensor units and communic ...


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Nikolay Nikolov Tzonev, Dale John Shpak, David William Sime, Kevin James Gans: Apparatus for the monitoring of floating roof position for storage tank roofs. March 29, 2012: US20120073367-A1

A floating storage tank roof having a roof cover level monitor apparatus uses a flexible rod having a first end in contact with the storage tank cover bottom surface and a second end in contact with a base mounted to the top of the storage tank roof. As the rod flexes the second end of the rod is pu ...