Patents by Inventor Steve D. Pearson

Steve D. Pearson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5924068
    Abstract: An electronic news receiving device receives text data for an electronic edition of a newspaper in the evening and audibly reads the newspaper to the user the next day. The newsreader includes a receiver which receives an electronic edition of a newspaper transmitted by a transmitter at an electronic news preparer's facility. The news preparer may mark words that do not conform to conventional letter-to-sound rules with a pronunciation flag and provide pronunciation data for the words with the electronic edition of the newspaper. The data may be compressed by providing a dictionary in the news receiving device and, at the preparer's facility, translating each word into a dictionary address. The transmission channel may include a telephone line, the vertical blanking interval of a television signal, a cable television channel, an AM/FM subcarrier signal or a satellite channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronald B. Richard, Kazue Hata, Stephen Johnson, Steve D. Pearson, Judson Hofmann, Brian A. Hanson