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Publication numberUS3641500 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1972
Filing dateJun 30, 1970
Priority dateJun 30, 1970
Also published asDE2131673A1
Publication numberUS 3641500 A, US 3641500A, US-A-3641500, US3641500 A, US3641500A
InventorsGreanias Evon C, Levine Wilbur J
Original AssigneeIbm
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Voice entry system
US 3641500 A
Abstract
An arrangement is disclosed for making entries into an information system from a plurality of remote locations by voice communications. The arrangement comprises a speech compression means and an audio buffer means associated with each location, the speech compression means functioning to compress the duration of a message whereby a keyboard operator receiving the voice communications can handle a plurality of locations, the audio buffer means being operative to store the compressed message. There is also associated with each location a word counter which contains a count of the words in a message, a count in a word counter signifying that a complete message is in the audio buffer enabling the locations where that message has been entered to have that message processed. The arrangement includes a sequencing unit which establishes which location can receive processing. The keyboard operator enters the messages into an information-processing system and the results of this processing are then transmitted back to the appropriate locations where they can be printed out or otherwise be availed of.
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United States Patent Greanias et al. Feb. 8, 1972 s41 VOICE ENTRY SYSTEM [57] ABSTRACT v [72] Inventors: Evon C. Greanlas, Chappaqua; Wilbur .I. An arrangement is disclosed for making entries into an infor- Levlne, Poughkeepsie, both of N.Y. mation system from a plurality of remote locations by voice communications. The arrangement comprises a speech com- [73] Amp-lee Mm pression means and an audio buffer means associated with each location, the speech compression means functioning to [22] Filed: June 30, 1970 compress the duration of a message whereby a keyboard operator receiving the voice communications can handle a [2!] App! 51303 plurality of locations. the audio bufi'er means being operative to store the compnesed message. There is also associated with [52] US. Cl. ...340/152R, l79ll VC each location a word counter which contains a count of the [SI] MCI. 304119100 wordsina,acountinawordoountersignifyingthata I58] iidddselrell ..340/l52; 235/619; 179/1 VC complete is in the audio bufl'er enabling the locations where that has been entered to have that message 56 I REFERENCES CITED processed. The arrangement includes a sequencing unit which Information Display, November/December, 1964, Voice Response and Visual Display Techniques Auakian et al pp. l2-l9 {copyjn 340-152, 154) establishes which location can receive processing. The

keyboard operator enters the messages into an informationprocessing system and the results of this processing are then transmitted back to the appropriate locations where they can be printed out or otherwise be availed of.

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FILE a PROCESSOR INPUT/ UNIT OUTPUT 1O 28 AUDIO RESPONSE UNIT PRINTOUT CONTROL 30 g; VOICE ANSWERBACK CONTROL PRINT PRINT PRINT 11 12 13 INVENTORS EVON C. GREANIAS WILBUR J. LEVINE xpn/lcluu M44.

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CEF'S T00 PATENTEDTRD e 1912 I 3,641.500

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Reference
1 *Information Display, November/December, 1964, Voice Response and Visual Display Techniques Avakian et al., pp. 12 19.
Referenced by
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US4001507 *Feb 12, 1975Jan 4, 1977Siemens AktiengesellschaftMethod and apparatus for telephone systems for facilitating data traffic between the subscriber stations and a central data processor
US4418412 *Jan 27, 1981Nov 29, 1983Casio Computer Co., Ltd.Data registering system with keyed in and voiced data comparison
US4991217 *Nov 30, 1984Feb 5, 1991Ibm CorporationDual processor speech recognition system with dedicated data acquisition bus
US6230121 *Mar 30, 1998May 8, 2001International Business Machines CorporationMeasurement and validation of interaction and communication
EP0165604A2 *Jun 19, 1985Dec 27, 1985Casio Computer Company LimitedRecording/reproducing apparatus including a digital memory device
Classifications
U.S. Classification367/198, 360/8
International ClassificationG07G1/10, G06F3/16
Cooperative ClassificationG06F3/16, G07G1/10
European ClassificationG07G1/10, G06F3/16