US Patent No: 8,265,341

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Voice-body identity correlation

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A system and method are disclosed for tracking image and audio data over time to automatically identify a person based on a correlation of their voice with their body in a multi-user game or multimedia setting.

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MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA29040

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dernis, Mitchell - 4 4
Klein, Christian Iffeldorf, DE 190 500
Leyvand, Tommer - 67 127
Li, Jinyu - 36 39

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