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Title: US5974383: Configuring an audio mixer in an audio interface
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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: 1999-10-26 / 1997-10-29

Application Number: US1997000959754

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/16; H04S 1/00;
IPC-7: G10L 3/00; H04B 1/00;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16M; H04S1/00;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/270; 381/119; 704/275; 704/278;
Original: 704/270; 704/275; 704/278; 381/119;

Field of Search: 704/270,275,278 381/119

Priority Number:
1997-10-29  US1997000959754

Abstract:     A method for configuring an audio mixer in an audio interface for a speech recognition application in a computer system in accordance with an inventive arrangement comprises the steps of: (a) displaying at least one graphical user interface for selecting an audio input and output device from a plurality of audio input and output devices compatible with the speech recognition application, including: a headset with a microphone and an earpiece speaker; a microphone not forming part of a headset; at least one external speaker connected to the computer system; at least one internal speaker connected to the computer system; and, different combinations of the input and output audio devices; (b) selecting and adjusting microphone inputs of the mixer in accordance with an audio input device selected in step (a); and, (c) deselecting audio inputs and outputs of the audio mixer in accordance with the audio input device and an audio output device selected in step (a), whereby unneeded audio inputs and outputs of the mixer can not interfere with microphone operation.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Knepper, David D.; Sax, Robert Louis

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What is claimed is:     1. A method for configuring an audio mixer in an audio interface for a speech recognition application in a computer system, comprising the steps of:
  • (a) displaying at least one graphical user interface for selecting an audio input and output device from a plurality of audio input and output devices compatible with said speech recognition application, including: a headset with a microphone and an earpiece speaker; a microphone not forming part of a headset; at least one external speaker connected to said computer system; at least one internal speaker connected to said computer system; and, different combinations of said input and output audio devices;
  • (b) selecting and adjusting microphone inputs of said mixer in accordance with an audio input device selected in step (a); and,
  • (c) deselecting audio inputs and outputs of said audio mixer in accordance with said audio input device and an audio output device selected in step (a),
  • whereby unneeded audio inputs and outputs of said mixer can not interfere with microphone operation.


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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G2000-037008 DERABS G2000-037008

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