Honeywell International Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 27 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,542,981) developed by Vasanth Sathav, Tamil Nadu, India, for "manual voice annotations for CCTV reporting and investigation."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention provides systems and methods for adding voice annotations to CCTV video to aid in incident reporting and investigation. Reviewers and investigators are provided with the ability to record their impressions of an incident by encoding overlapped audio tracks on to a video clip. These overlapped tracks could be multiple in number, enabled or disabled by the listener or subsequent reviewer, without tampering with the content of the originally recorded video or audio. Each audio track represents a voice annotation, and may be assigned to a hierarchical level. The reviewer is provided with the ability to review the video clip along with existing voice annotations while recording the new voice annotation. The resultant overlapped clip file could be made proprietary or stored using a common-codec (like MPEG, MJPEG, AVI, etc) and may be stored on a computer-readable medium."
The patent application was filed on May 20, 2008 (12/123,946). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8542981.PN.&OS=PN/8542981&RS=PN/8542981
Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.
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