PRN: Read Text in Any Size or Language – ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Patent Techniques for Gesture Based Text Navigation and Speech Conversion System

Read Text in Any Size or Language – ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Patent Techniques for Gesture Based Text Navigation and Speech Conversion System

[10-July-2012]
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world’s largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction a patented technique for gesture control of text to speech recognition. The lot will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

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“We are excited to be offering this portfolio to our global base of buyers,” says Dean Becker, CEO ICAP Patent Brokerage and ICAP Ocean Tomo auctions.

This strategic patent portfolio discloses techniques for gesture-based navigation through a body of printed text and converting it to a human understandable version such as speech or into magnified and visually enhanced versions of the text. The disclosed techniques can be implemented in the software of a smart device allowing it to vocalize or magnify the words on a printed object that are bracketed or drawn across by a person’s fingers touching the text bearing object.

Key Characteristics & Benefits
This technology will be especially helpful to eyesight impaired individuals, individuals learning to read, and individuals requiring the translation of printed languages.

  • Low-vision users can visually discern magnified text they are pointing at or hear it spoken out loud by giving finger gestures and using this smart device.
  • The text and gesture image capture devices can include handheld, hand mounted, scanner, desktop cameras or eyeglass mounted.
  • The words on the text being processed can be optionally annotated by projecting light from the smart device, enabling sighted users to see on the text object itself the text being processed providing additional eye-to-hand coordination.

Market Potential
This portfolio is important for companies providing gesture recognition software or text to speech capabilities.

Companies who have cited this patent portfolio include: Intel, NCR Corporation, Xerox, Nokia, Olympus, Sony, Microsoft and Google.

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Tim Schnurr of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 212-815-6693 or Tim.Schnurr

About ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage is a division of ICAP plc and the world’s largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm.

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About ICAP
ICAP is the world’s leading interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through our post trade risk and information services we help our customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information go to www.icap.com.

SOURCE ICAP Patent Brokerage

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