Patents Examined by Mark E. Nosbaum
  • Patent number: 4281218
    Abstract: The classification of a signal on a telephone line can be based on its short term average energy level; nonspeech (data or signalling) as high level; speech as medium level, and noise as low level. A common use for speech detectors occurs with a time assignment speech interpolation (TASI) system. A speech detector extends a trunk activity signal (TAS) for indicating whether energy or noise is detected on a trunk. Responsive to the TAS signal, a processor processes a signal on the trunk. On occasion, it may be desirable to process different energy signals according to different methodologies. For example, during overload, a TASI system may truncate bits of a speech signal and not truncate bits of a nonspeech signal. For classifying energy signals as between speech signals and nonspeech signals, the instant classifier includes an arrangement for extracting at least one feature, or property, such as the short term power of the signal to be classified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1981
    Assignee: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated
    Inventors: Chin-Sheng Chuang, Robert E. LaMarche
  • Patent number: 4038640
    Abstract: A control system for an electronic data processing system minimizes hardwiring and specialized components and circuits and provides bidirectional communication between a data processor within the data processing system and an operator via intermediary binary digital input and output words. A separate aspect is the provision of a master control panel configuration including means for receiving input and output elements having generalized identities, in conjunction with encoder and decoder means interposed in the circuitry and reducing the interconnections between the panel and the data processing system. The control system converts the status of selector switches and momentary switches to signals representing an intermediary input word. The data processor processs and interprets the signals representing the input word and generates appropriate system responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1973
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: SAID Micro Computer Inc. by said Barry T. Lee, Ralph V. Cole, Gunther W. Wimmer
    Inventors: Barry T. Lee, Ralph V. Cole, Irving Hirsch, Gilbert P. Hyatt, Gunther W. Wimmer