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Title: US5943649: Configuring an audio interface for different microphone types
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Fado, Frank; Highland Beach, FL
Guasti, Peter; Coral Springs, FL
Nassiff, Amado; Boynton Beach, FL
VanBuskirk, Ronald; Indiantown, FL

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 1999-08-24 / 1997-10-29

Application Number: US1997000960163

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; H04R 1/08;
IPC-7: G10L 3/00; G10L 7/00;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16M; H04R1/08;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/270; 381/111; 704/231;
Original: 704/270; 704/231; 381/111;

Field of Search: 704/270,231 381/111

Priority Number:
1997-10-29  US1997000960163

Abstract:     A method for configuring an audio interface for a speech recognition application in a computer system comprises the steps of: (a) identifying at least one sound card present in the computer system capable of supporting speech; (b) displaying a at least one graphical user interface (GUI) prompting a user selection and connection of a microphone as an audio input device to the at least one sound card; (c) in the event the selected microphone is of an electret type and the selected sound card is of a type having a high gain range, displaying a second GUI prompting the user to connect a signal strength attenuator in series with the microphone, the microphone and the attenuator together having an operating characteristic corresponding to a dynamic microphone; (d) in the event the selected microphone is of a dynamic type, omitting step (c); and, (e) testing the connected microphone without regard to whether the connected microphone is of the electret or dynamic type.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Hudspeth, David R.; Sax, Robert Louis

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What is claimed is:     1. A method for configuring an audio interface for a speech recognition application in a computer system, comprising the steps of:
  • (a) identifying at least one sound card present in said computer system capable of supporting speech;
  • (b) displaying a at least one graphical user interface (GUI) prompting a user selection and connection of a microphone as an audio input device to said at least one sound card;
  • (c) in the event said selected microphone is of an electret type and said selected sound card is of a type having a high gain range, displaying a second GUI prompting the user to connect a signal strength attenuator in series with said microphone, said microphone and said attenuator together having an operating characteristic corresponding to a dynamic microphone;
  • (d) in the event said selected microphone is of a dynamic type, omitting step (c); and,
  • (e) testing said connected microphone without regard to whether said connected microphone is of the electret or dynamic type.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 18pp US5519641  1996-05 Beers et al.  International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus for configuring plural multimedia audio cards as a local area network
Get PDF - 10pp US5630175  1997-05 Gajewski et al.  International Business Machines Corporation Surround sound system for general purpose computer using dual sound cards
Get PDF - 11pp US5715369  1998-02 Spoltman et al.  Microsoft Corporation Single processor programmable speech recognition test system
Get PDF - 7pp US5822718  1998-10 Bakis et al.  International Business Machines Corporation Device and method for performing diagnostics on a microphone
       
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1999-550051 DERABS G1999-550051

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