Patent Number: 6,311,160

Title: Code image recording apparatus having a microphone, a loudspeaker and a printer

Abstract: The operation mode control section sets an operation mode flag that authorizes the loudspeaker to replay the speech input through the microphone while the speech is being compressed and encoded into speech data by the compression/encoding section and then further processed by the encoding processing section. When an order is issued by the user to confirm the input speech by means of the replay operation section during the encoding operation, the speech output control section receives a permit signal for reproducing the speech through the loudspeaker after expanding the speech data by means of the speech data expansion processing section. The encoding operation proceeds concurrently during the speech reproducing operation.

Inventors: Imade; Shinichi (Iruma, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G10L 19/00 (20060101); G10L 021/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018