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Perceptual coding of audio signals Patent #: 5341457
ApplicationNo. 284324 filed on 08/02/1994
US Classes:704/227, Pretransmission704/211, Time704/226Noise
ExaminersPrimary: Knepper, David D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG10L 007/06
AbstractA technique for the masking of quantizing noise in the coding of audio signals is usable with the types of channel coding known as "noiseless" or Huffman coding and with variable radix packing. In a multichannel environment, noise masking thresholds may be determined by combining sets of power spectra for each of the channels. The stereophonic embodiment eliminates redundancies in the sum and difference signals, so that the stereo coding uses significantly less than twice the bit rate of the comparable monaural signal. The technique can be used both in transmission of signals and in recording for reproduction, particularly recording and reproduction of music. Compatibility with the ISDN transmission rates known as 1B, 2B and 3B rates has been achieved.