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Title: US6016136: Configuring audio interface for multiple combinations of microphones and speakers
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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: 2000-01-18 / 1997-10-29

Application Number: US1997000960516

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 15/00;
IPC-7: G06F 15/00;

ECLA Code: G06F3/16M;

U.S. Class: Current: 715/721; 434/118; 715/700;
Original: 345/133; 434/118;

Field of Search: 387/124,300,306 434/307 R,307 A,308,365,379,382,118,258,259,261,317,318,320,371,428 364/188,146,468.01,468.15,479.04 345/336,337,338 348/178 381/23.1,300,306,370,375,376

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1997-10-29  US1997000960516

Abstract:     A method for configuring an audio interface for a speech recognition application in a computer system in accordance with an inventive arrangement comprises the steps of: (a) digitally storing representations of pictures of a plurality of audio input and output devices compatible with the computer system, 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) displaying a sequence of graphical user interface (GUI) displays for: (1) selecting an audio input device and an audio output device; (2) connecting the selected audio output device; (3) testing the selected audio output device; (4) connecting a microphone; (5) testing the connected microphone; and, (6) testing the speech recognition application; and, (c) during each of the steps (b)(1) through (b)(6), including in the sequence of the GUI displays pictures of the selected input and output audio devices.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Quarles & Brady LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Huynh, Ba;

Maintenance Status: E2 Expired  Check current status

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First Claim:
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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) digitally storing representations of pictures of a plurality of audio input and output devices compatible with said computer system, 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) displaying a sequence of graphical user interface (GUI) displays for:
    • (1) selecting an audio input device and an audio output device;
    • (2) connecting said selected audio output device;
    • (3) testing said selected audio output device;
    • (4) connecting a microphone;
    • (5) testing said connected microphone; and,
    • (6) testing said speech recognition application; and,
  • (c) during each of said steps (b)(1) through (b)(6), including in said sequence of said GUI displays pictures of said selected input and output audio devices.


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