Patent 4890325 Issued on December 26, 1989. Estimated Expiration Date: February 18, 2008. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
Speech is data-compressed and coded for transmission using TDHC (Time Domain Harmonic Compression) for the voiced signal, and decimated sampling for the unvoiced signal. Features include voiced/unvoiced detection, pitch period detection, border detection, coding by ADPCM, and optimum quantization coding. Reception involves decoding and data-reconstruction.