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Patent Application Titled "Methods and Systems for Karaoke on a Mobile Device" Published Online

May 8, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventors Santos, Peter (Los Altos, CA); Skup, Eric (Sunnyvale, CA); Murgia, Carlo (Sunnyvale, CA); Choi, Sangnam (San Jose, CA); Verma, Tony (San Francisco, CA); Solbach, Ludger (Mountain View, CA), filed on October 16, 2013, was made available online on April 24, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment or video game in which (amateur) singers sing along with pre-recorded music (e.g., a music video). The pre-recorded music is typically a known song without the lead vocal (i.e., background music). Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing color, or music video images, to guide the singer. Backup vocals may also be included in the pre-recording to guide the singer."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

"According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a system for karaoke on a mobile device may comprise one or more mobile devices and a computing cloud. In some embodiments, the mobile device comprises at least speakers, a user interface, two or more microphones, and an audio processor. The mobile device may be configured to receive a music track for a song. In some embodiments, a user, via a user interface, may provide options to apply effects to a played music track. In some embodiments, the mobile device may be further configured to record, via microphones, a sound comprising a mix of a user voice and a music audio track. The recording process may be controlled by a user by providing recording control options via the user interface. The recorded sound may be further processed in order to enhance voice and add sound effects based on the processing control options provided by the user via the user interface. In some embodiments, the recorded sound may be re-aligned and mixed with the original music track. In some embodiments, the recorded sound may be uploaded to the cloud and provided for playback on a mobile device.

"Embodiments described herein may be practiced on any device configured to receive and/or provide audio such as, but not limited to, personal computers (PCs), tablet computers, phablet computers; mobile devices, cellular phones, phone handsets, headsets, media devices, and the like.

"Other example embodiments of the disclosure and aspects will become apparent from the following description taken in conjunction with the following drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"Embodiments are illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which like references indicate similar elements and in which:

"FIG. 1 is a system for karaoke recording and playback on a mobile device, according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 2 is a block diagram of an example mobile device.

"FIG. 3 is an exemplary diagram illustrating general operations of karaoke recording and playback system that may be carried out using the mobile device.

"FIG. 4 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to some embodiments.

"FIG. 5 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to various embodiments.

"FIG. 6 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to various embodiments.

"FIG. 7 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to various embodiments.

"FIG. 8 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to various embodiments.

"FIG. 9 is a block diagram of a system for recording and playback on a mobile device, according to various embodiments.

"FIG. 10 is a flowchart diagram for a method for a karaoke recording and playback on a mobile device, according to some embodiments.

"FIG. 11 is example of a computing system implementing a system of karaoke recording on a mobile device according to an example embodiment."

For more information, see this patent application: Santos, Peter; Skup, Eric; Murgia, Carlo; Choi, Sangnam; Verma, Tony; Solbach, Ludger. Methods and Systems for Karaoke on a Mobile Device. Filed October 16, 2013 and posted April 24, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=3868&p=78&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140417.PD.&OS=PD/20140417&RS=PD/20140417

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