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Min Chu, Hu Peng, Yong Zhao: Front-end architecture for a multi-lingual text-to-speech system. Microsoft Corporation, Steven M Koehler, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, February 24, 2009: US07496498 (157 worldwide citation)

A text processing system for processing multi-lingual text for a speech synthesizer includes a first language dependent module for performing at least one of text and prosody analysis on a portion of input text comprising a first language. A second language dependent module performs at least one of ...


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Yong Zhao, Min Chu, Jian lai Zhou, Lijuan Wang: Refining of segmental boundaries in speech waveforms using contextual-dependent models. Microsoft Corporation, Steven M Koehler, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, February 24, 2009: US07496512 (138 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for refining segmental boundaries in speech waveforms. Contextual acoustic feature similarities are used as a basis for clustering adjacent phoneme speech units, where each adjacent pair phoneme speech units include a segmental boundary. A refining model is traine ...


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Min Chu, Yong Zhao, Sheng Zhao: Providing personalized voice font for text-to-speech applications. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 6, 2010: US07693719 (104 worldwide citation)

A method for synthesizing speech from text includes receiving one or more waveforms characteristic of a voice of a person selected by a user, generating a personalized voice font based on the one or more waveforms, and delivering the personalized voice font to the user's computer, whereby speech can ...


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Min Chu, Yong Zhao: Defining atom units between phone and syllable for TTS systems. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 26, 2008: US07418389 (82 worldwide citation)

A method for identifying common multiphone units to add to a unit inventory for a text-to-speech generator is disclosed. The common multiphone units are units that are larger than a phone, but smaller than a syllable. The method slices each syllable into a plurality of slices. These slices are then ...


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Yong Zhao, Henry Will Schneiderman, Michael Andrew Sipe: Facial recognition. Google, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, April 2, 2013: US08411909 (39 worldwide citation)

An example method includes initiating an emission, by a computing device, of at least one light beam, receiving, from an image capture device of the computing device, an image of a face of a user, and identifying at least one representation of an eye of the user in the image. The method further incl ...


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Steven James Ross, Henry Will Schneiderman, Michael Christian Nechyba, Yong Zhao: Facial recognition. Google, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, March 12, 2013: US08396265 (25 worldwide citation)

An example method includes capturing, by an image capture device of a computing device, an image of a face of a user. The method further includes detecting, by the computing device, whether a distance between the computing device and an object represented by at least a portion of the image is less t ...


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Ranjana Patel, Richard J Peace, Yong Zhao, Jeremy Powell, Michael Rhodes: Three-dimensional structured printing. Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas, November 25, 2008: US07455804 (20 worldwide citation)

A process for forming a three-dimensional article in sequential layers in accordance with a digital model of the article. The process comprises the steps of defining a layer of powder material, applying a liquid reagent to the powder layer in a pattern corresponding to the digital model, and repeati ...


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Ranjana C Patel, Richard J Peace, Yong Zhao: Three-dimensional structured printing. Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas, August 25, 2009: US07578958 (18 worldwide citation)

A process for forming a three-dimensional article in sequential layers in accordance with a digital model of the article. The process comprises the steps of defining a layer of powder or liquid material, applying a liquid reagent to the layer in a pattern corresponding to the digital model, and repe ...


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Richard C Gossweiler III, Yong Zhao: Object tracking. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, November 6, 2012: US08306267 (15 worldwide citation)

In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A computing system accesses an indication of a first template that includes a region of a first image. The region of the first image includes a graphical representation of a face ...


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Ronghua Bi, Yong Zhao: Method for controlling brushless DC motor. Zhongzshan Broad Ocean Motor, Matthias Scholl P C, Matthias Scholl, April 1, 2014: US08686674 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a brushless DC motor, comprising transmitting a phase-inversion signal to a motor control unit by a rotor position detecting unit after a motor enters a stable state, advancing or delaying phase shift by the motor control unit at an offset electrical angle, recording and com ...