Relay for personal interpreter

  • US 6,934,366 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2002
  • Issued: 08/23/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of operating a relay system using voice recognition software to facilitate communication between a hearing user speaking words and an assisted user by telephone comprising steps oftransmitting the words spoken by the hearing user when speaking to the voice recognition software at the relay;

  • the digital computer using the voice recognition software to translate the words spoken by the hearing user into a digital text message stream;

    transmitting both the digital text message stream and the voice of the hearing user by telephone connection to the assisted user;

    displaying the digital text message stream to a captioned telephone display device within sight of the assisted user; and

    broadcasting the voice of the hearing user to the assisted user;

    wherein the transmission of the voice of the hearing user through the relay is delayed by a time period which has the effect of making the text and the voice received by the assisted user closer to the synchrony than would be the case without the delay.

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