Sybase and Toyota Receive Patents for Embedded Mobile Search

The iAnywhere subsidiary of Sybase has teamed up with a division of automobile giant Toyota to win a couple of patents in the mobile voice search domain. According to a press release issued (November 12, 2007), “Sybase iAnywhere and Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., LTD. … have been awarded joint U.S. patents (number 7,228,275 and 7,292,978) on techniques to significantly improve open conversational speech-recognition-based interfaces.” The patents arise from development work that the two companies conducted to support speech recognition in cars. [click heading for more]