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Frode Holm, Steve Pearson: User interface controller for text-to-speech synthesizer. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 15, 1998: US05850629 (204 worldwide citation)

An application-independent, text-to-speech control system which employs an easy-to-use transport from which a user can control most text-to-speech conversion functions without prior training. It provides a control means by which user designated areas may be sequentially selected, stored and played. ...


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Lyn Lequam Ashton, Anthony Steve Pearson, Jerry Wayne Pence, Stephen Charles West: Dynamic reconfiguration of data storage devices to balance recycle throughput. International Business Machines Corporation, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, February 23, 1999: US05875481 (178 worldwide citation)

A data processing system includes a data storage subsystem containing a plurality of data storage devices for reading and writing data on a plurality of data storage volumes. The data processing system is controlled by software to perform a method for recycling the data storage volumes containing a ...


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Steve Pearson: Voice source for synthetic speech system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Price Gess & Ubell, March 21, 1995: US05400434 (156 worldwide citation)

The voice source for the synthetic speech system is human generated speech waveforms that are inverse filtered to produce glottal waveforms representing larynx sound. These glottal waveforms are modified in pitch and amplitude, as required, to produce the desired sound. The human quality of the synt ...


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Steve Pearson, Nicholas Kibre, Nancy Niedzielski: Formant-based speech synthesizer employing demi-syllable concatenation with independent cross fade in the filter parameter and source domains. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 7, 2000: US06144939 (101 worldwide citation)

The concatenative speech synthesizer employs demi-syllable subword units to generate speech. The synthesizer is based on a source-filter model that uses source signals that correspond closely to the human glottal source and that uses filter parameters that correspond closely to the human vocal tract ...


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Lyn Lequam Ashton, Anthony Steve Pearson, Anand Rao Savur, John Glenn Thompson: Method, system, and program for data backup. International Business Machines Corporation, Janaki K Davda, Konrad Raynes & Victor, October 25, 2005: US06959369 (94 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system, method, and program for data backup. A backup copy of source data is created. A backup dataset inventory is created when the backup copy is created. The backup dataset inventory includes a backup dataset identifier and an originating source volume identifier for cach dataset o ...


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Steve Pearson: Extracting formant-based source-filter data for coding and synthesis employing cost function and inverse filtering. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 27, 2001: US06195632 (91 worldwide citation)

An iterative formant analysis, based on minimizing the arc-length of various curves, and under various filter constraints estimates formant frequencies with desirable properties for text-to-speech applications. A class of arc-length cost functions may be employed. Some of these have analytic solutio ...


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Thomas E Needham, Jeremy C Wright, Steve Pearson, Rao Chilamkurti, Clinton V Kopp: Drug delivery apparatus and method preventing local and systemic toxicity. Baxter International, Paul E Schaafsma, Paul C Flattery, Bradford R L Price, June 18, 1991: US05024657 (82 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the safe, passive reconstruction of a drug or other beneficial agent, without requiring manual reconstitution steps. The apparatus includes a housing, preferably having a receptacle "in-line" in an administration set and forming part of an intravenous delivery system, an ...


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Steve Pearson, Peter Veprek, Jean Claude Junqua: Method and tool for customization of speech synthesizer databases using hierarchical generalized speech templates. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 28, 2003: US06513008 (82 worldwide citation)

A speech synthesizer customization system provides a mechanism for generating a hierarchical customized user database. The customization system has a template management tool for generating the templates based on customization data from a user and associated replicated dynamic synthesis data from a ...


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Anthony Steve Pearson, Jerry Wayne Pence: Recovering multi-volume data sets during volume recovery. International Business Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, July 1, 1997: US05644696 (55 worldwide citation)

A system for recovering multi-volume data sets that are stored in one or more volumes that have failed with a substantial level of automation and flexibility. Data can be recovered from backup storage when multiple volumes fail, as in a "catastrophic" data loss. For each volume, all data sets partia ...


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Matthew Joseph Anglin, Anthony Steve Pearson, Mark Anthony Sovik, Donald Paul Warren Jr: System and method for demand-base data recovery. International Business Machines Corporation, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, July 27, 1999: US05930824 (55 worldwide citation)

A system and method for demand-based data recovery operating in a computerized data processing system that includes a computer platform operable under the control of system data, including system programs, catalogs, directories, inventories and the like, and one or more user applications operable in ...