Patents by Inventor Turaj Zakizadeh SHABESTARY

Turaj Zakizadeh SHABESTARY 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).

  • Publication number: 20190189128
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 10255920
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 10249303
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 10163443
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 10163442
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Publication number: 20180174598
    Abstract: Techniques of performing linear acoustic echo cancellation performing a phase correction operation on the estimate of the echo signal based on a clock drift between a capture of an input microphone signal and a playout of a loudspeaker signal. Along these lines, the existence of the clock drift, i.e., a small difference in the sampling rates of the input microphone signal and the loudspeaker signal, can cause processing circuitry in a device configured to perform LAEC operations to generate a filter based on the magnitudes of the short-term Fourier transforms (STFTs) of the input microphone signal and the loudspeaker signal. Such a filter is real-valued and results in a positive estimate of the acoustic echo signal included in the input microphone signal. The phase of this estimate may then be aligned with the phase of the input microphone signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, Willem Bastiaan Kleijn, Jan Skoglund
  • Publication number: 20170287484
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling, speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Publication number: 20170287486
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Publication number: 20170287485
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 9779735
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 9763002
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reusing audio streams in an audio mixing environment such that processing resources (e.g., CPU cycles) are not wasted on encoding the same audio streams multiple times (e.g., more than once). Instead, processing resources are conserved without comprising audio quality. The methods described herein are particularly useful when a participant transitions from using a shared encoder to using the participant's own encoder, and when the participant transitions from using the participant's own encoder to using a shared encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Lars Henrik Ellner, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, Niklas Enbom
  • Publication number: 20170249943
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Jay Pierre Civelli, Mikhal Shemer, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, David Tapuska
  • Publication number: 20170243586
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for detecting, processing, and responding to audio signals, including speech signals, within a designated area or space. A platform for multiple media devices connected via a network is configured to process speech, such as voice commands, detected at the media devices, and respond to the detected speech by causing the media devices to simultaneously perform one or more requested actions. The platform is capable of scoring the quality of a speech request, handling speech requests from multiple end points of the platform using a centralized processing approach, a de-centralized processing approach, or a combination thereof, and also manipulating partial processing of speech requests from multiple end points into a coherent whole when necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jay Pierre CIVELLI, Mikhal SHEMER, Turaj Zakizadeh SHABESTARY, David TAPUSKA
  • Patent number: 9672833
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for concealing missing segments and/or discontinuities in an audio signal, thereby restoring the continuity of the signal. The methods and systems are designed for and targeted at audio signals, are based on interpolation and extrapolation operations for sinusoids, and do not rely on the assumption that the sinusoids are harmonic. The methods and systems are improvements over existing audio concealment approaches in that, among other advantages, the methods and systems facilitate asynchronous interpolation, use an interpolation procedure that corresponds to time-domain waveform interpolation if the signal is harmonic, and have a peak selection procedure that is effective for audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Bastiaan Kleijn, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary
  • Patent number: 9602918
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reusing audio streams in an audio mixing environment such that processing resources are not wasted on encoding the same audio streams multiple times. Instead, processing resources are conserved without comprising audio quality. The methods described herein are particularly useful when a participant transitions from using a shared encoder to using the participant's own encoder, and when the participant transitions from using the participant's own encoder to using a shared encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Lars Henrik Ellner, Turaj Zakizadeh Shabestary, Niklas Enbom
  • Publication number: 20150248893
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for concealing missing segments and/or discontinuities in an audio signal, thereby restoring the continuity of the signal. The methods and systems are designed for and targeted at audio signals, are based on interpolation and extrapolation operations for sinusoids, and do not rely on the assumption that the sinusoids are harmonic. The methods and systems are improvements over existing audio concealment approaches in that, among other advantages, the methods and systems facilitate asynchronous interpolation, use an interpolation procedure that corresponds to time-domain waveform interpolation if the signal is harmonic, and have a peak selection procedure that is effective for audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Bastiaan KLEIJN, Turaj Zakizadeh SHABESTARY
  • Publication number: 20150201274
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reusing audio streams in an audio mixing environment such that processing resources (e.g., CPU cycles) are not wasted on encoding the same audio streams multiple times (e.g., more than once). Instead, processing resources are conserved without comprising audio quality. The methods described herein are particularly useful when a participant transitions from using a shared encoder to using the participant's own encoder, and when the participant transitions from using the participant's own encoder to using a shared encoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Henrik ELLNER, Turaj Zakizadeh SHABESTARY, Niklas ENBOM