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Title: US5949887: Method and graphical user interface for configuring an audio system
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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

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 1999-09-07 / 1997-05-23

Application Number: US1997000862742

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/00;
IPC-7: G06F 3/00;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16; T04R3/00; T04R29/00M; T04R410/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 381/058; 381/107; 381/110; 715/708; 715/709; 715/978;
Original: 381/058; 381/107; 381/110; 345/978; 345/338;

Field of Search: 345/326-358,978 704/200,201 381/058,60,104,107,110

Priority Number:
1997-05-23  US1997000862742

Abstract:     A method for configuring an audio interface between a microphone and an audio card comprises the steps of: generating at least one graphical user interface for displaying user instructions, dynamic feedback, a predetermined number of test words and user controls, for example on a single screen; generating a pacer prompt for marking the words; prompting a user to speak each word into the microphone when marked by the pacer prompt; measuring at least one audio parameter of each spoken word; adjusting the audio parameter after the word is spoken, if the audio parameter is outside a predetermined range of values; and, successively repeating the prompting, measuring and adjusting steps for the words. The configuring continues until an adjusting step follows the final word, unless the audio parameter is sooner properly adjusted. A hardware optimization prompt can be generated if the adjustment is unsuccessful. A computer apparatus programmed with a set of instructions stored in a physical medium implements the method steps.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Breene, John E.;

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What is claimed is:     1. A method for configuring an audio interface between a microphone and an audio card in a computer apparatus, comprising the steps of:
  • generating at least one graphical user interface for displaying user instructions, for displaying dynamic feedback, for displaying a predetermined number of test words and for displaying user controls;
  • generating a pacer prompt for successively marking each one of said predetermined number of test words;
  • prompting a user to speak each of said predetermined number of test words into said microphone when each of said predetermined number of test words is marked by said pacer prompt;
  • measuring at least one audio parameter of each said spoken test word;
  • adjusting said at least one measured audio parameter of said audio interface after each said test word is spoken into said microphone, if said at least one measured audio parameter is outside a predetermined range of values; and,
  • successively repeating said prompting, measuring and adjusting steps for said test words.


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