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1. US20160294751 - Animated delivery of electronic messages

Office United States of America
Application Number 15184863
Application Date 16.06.2016
Publication Number 20160294751
Publication Date 06.10.2016
Grant Number 09667574
Grant Date 30.05.2017
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 15/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
H04L 12/58
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
54Store-and-forward switching systems
58Message switching systems
G10L 13/00
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
13Speech synthesis; Text to speech systems
G06T 13/80
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
13Animation
802D animation, e.g. using sprites
G10L 13/04
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
13Speech synthesis; Text to speech systems
02Methods for producing synthetic speech; Speech synthesisers
04Details of speech synthesis systems, e.g. synthesiser structure or memory management
G06T 13/40
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
13Animation
203D animation
40of characters, e.g. humans, animals or virtual beings
CPC
H04L 51/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
51Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages
10Messages including multimedia information
G06T 13/40
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
13Animation
203D [Three Dimensional] animation
40of characters, e.g. humans, animals or virtual beings
G06T 13/80
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
13Animation
802D [Two Dimensional] animation, e.g. using sprites
G10L 13/00
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
13Speech synthesis; Text to speech systems
G10L 13/033
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
13Speech synthesis; Text to speech systems
02Methods for producing synthetic speech; Speech synthesisers
033Voice editing, e.g. manipulating the voice of the synthesiser
G10L 13/043
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
13Speech synthesis; Text to speech systems
02Methods for producing synthetic speech; Speech synthesisers
04Details of speech synthesis systems, e.g. synthesiser structure or memory management
043Synthesisers specially adapted to particular applications
Applicants Miroslawa Bruns
MITII, INC.
Michael M. Ahmadshahi
Inventors Miroslawa Bruns
Michael M. Ahmadshahi
Title
(EN) Animated delivery of electronic messages
Abstract
(EN)

An electronic message is transformed into moving images uttering the content of the electronic message. Methods of the present invention may be implemented on devices such as smart phones to enable users to compose text and select an animation character which may include cartoons, persons, animals, or avatars. The recipient is presented with an animation or video of the animation character with a voice that speaks the words of the text. The user may further select and include a catch-phrase associated with the character. The user may further select a background music identifier and a background music associated with the background music identifier is played back while the animated text is being presented. The user may further select a type of animation and the animation character will be animated according to the type of animation.