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Company Information:

Name: Li Creative Technologies
Address: 25 B Hanover Road, Suite 140
Florham Park, NJ
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (973) 822-0048

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,965,121.28 22
SBIR Phase II $5,096,830.00 7
STTR Phase I $99,976.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,894.00 1

Award List:

Alternative Transducers for Handheld Automatic Speech Recognition in Military Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi (Peter) Li, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $98,966.00
Abstract:
The proposal describes unique and promising solutions for robust speech recognition in handheld devices, particularly for the DARPA Phraselator, which was developed under a previous SBIR and a rapid development program. The proposed solutions are: (1) anew special designed microphone array with… More

Data Driven Prognostics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Qi (Peter) Li, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,982.00
Abstract:
This proposal is to describe a unique and promising solution for data-driven prognostics called the hidden-Markov-model (HMM) based prognostic (HBP), and to study the feasibility of using the above solution to build products for military and commercialmarkets. Data-driven prognostics have been… More

Alternative Transducers for Handheld Automatic Speech Recognition in Military Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
Phraselator is a handheld speech recognizer/machine translator developed by previous DARPA programs and it is currently in use in Iraq and Afghanistan. As in all existing automatic speech recognition systems, the recognition performances of the Phraselator can be degraded seriously by background… More

Robust and Sequential Recognition of Emotional States Using Hidden Markov Models and Integrated Speech, Video, and Thermal Features

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi (. Li, President
Award Amount: $98,815.00
Abstract:
This proposal defines unique and promising solutions for robust and sequential emotional and stress state recognition in military operational environments. The solutions are non-invasive, multi-modality approaches, including speech, video, and thermal images. The feature sets are selected… More

Thermal Imaging of the Head for the Sensing and Identification of Concealed Intent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jialin Zhong, Project Manager
Award Amount: $69,960.00
Abstract:
There are immediate needs for fast and cost-effective detection of concealed information or intent in homeline security applications such as border control, critical facility access. Unfortunately, traditional polygraph is not suited for this type of fast screening applications because it requires… More

Smart Self-Configuring Miniature Windscreen

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
A novel and promising solution is proposed for a smart self-configuring miniature windscreen. The proposed solution includes a mechanical windscreen, MEMS microphones, and a DSP windscreen. The mechanical windscreen will be designed by numerical simulation. The finite-element method will be utilized… More

Mechanisms for Hands-Free Point of Care Data Entry in Combat Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
A novel and promising solution for hands - and eyes-free voice interface for point-of-care data entry is proposed. The solution consists of the following major modules: a recently-developed noise-reduction microphone, a Bluetooth earphone, an automatic speech recognizer, a text-to-speech… More

Automated Objective Speech Intelligibility Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Based on our successful experiences in automatic speech recognition, we propose a unique and promising solution for the automated objective speech intelligibility assessment system. It consists of a pair of head and torso simulators placed at the same distance as typical face-to-face communication,… More

Multi-Level Voice Over IP (VOIP) Security for Army Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to describe a unique and promising solution for multi-level voice over IP (VoIP) security for Army environments. The proposed secure VoIP solution utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and will fully meet the Army's requirements and NIST's security recommendations.… More

Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $98,992.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a unique and promising solution for a handheld device for hearing impaired individuals. In a conversation situation with multiple English speakers, the device will display on a screen, "Speaker 1: .," "Speaker 2: .," ., "Speaker N: .," and all the English… More

Thermal Imaging of the Head for the Sensing and Identification of Concealed Intent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: , President
Award Amount: $640,391.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of the present Phase II proposal is to develop a system and product for automatic, non-contact identification of concealed intent. The proposed system uses a thermal camera, a video camera, and microphones to collect facial images and voice data, and uses advanced face tracking,… More

Mechanisms for Hands-Free Point of Care Data Entry in Combat Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $749,986.00
Abstract:
Based on the success of our Phase I research and demos, we further propose our novel and promising solution for hands- and eyes-free voice interface for point-of-care data entry for Phase II research. The solution consists of the following major modules: a recently-developed noise-reduction… More

Portable Medical Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a novel and promising solution for a portable medical recorder. The system consists of the following modules: a microphone array, adaptive beam forming, noise reduction, audio compression, loudspeaker, and audio/data interfaces. The proposed implement… More

Automated Objective Speech Intelligibility Assessment System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $749,939.00
Abstract:
Based on the success of our Phase I feasibility research, we propose to continue the project for the automated objective speech intelligibility assessment system. It consists of a pair of head and torso simulators placed at the same distance as typical face-to-face communication, a power amplifier,… More

Variable Speed Speech Synthesis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $79,969.00
Abstract:
We propose a completely trainable speech synthesis solution that is capable of synthesizing variable speed speech from different speakers under various speaking status. Specifically, our proposed system consists of a speaking status synthesis module, a speaker (accent) morphing module and a… More

Recognition of Non-Native Speakers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, Presidnet
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
We propose a novel and promising non-native speaker recognition system by using both high-level language cues and low-level acoustic accent cues. The system consists of a high-level language cue based sub-system and four accent recognition based sub-systems. Each sub-system can be used individually… More

Noise Cancellation for Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Qi (Peter) Li
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a novel and promising noise attenuation solution for the first responders to effectively communicate in high-noise operation environment regardless of the communications mode (through radios in push-to-talk mode, VOX mode and without radios). For different… More

Evaluation of Hearing-Critical MOS/Mission Performance Capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Josh J. Hajicek, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
This proposal outlines a novel methodology to assess a series of auditory and auditory psychophysical tests to comprehensively evaluate an individual's ability to perform hearing critical tasks specific to an assortment of Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). Hearing critical tasks are functions… More

Real Time Analysis and Fusion of Data from Imagers for Passive Characterization of Stress, Anxiety, Uncertainty and Fatigue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Research Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Manli Zhu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,976.00
RI Contact: Qiang Ji
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a novel and promising solution for real time detection of stress, anxiety, uncertainty and fatigue using passive features from thermal and visual videos of the face. Our solution consists of five modules: (1) data acquisition - using visual and thermal… More

Improve Close Air Support (CAS) Effectiveness Through Noise Cancellation Device (NCD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Li, President
Award Amount: $79,983.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to present a novel and promising solution for a noise cancellation device (NCD) that could be easily mounted on the top of military radio's handsets used by the Joint Terminal Attach Controller/Forward Air Controller (JTAC/FAC) personnel and effectively filter out… More

Hearing Protection Evaluation System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joshua J. Hajicek, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a novel and promising solution for a Hearing Protection Evaluation System (HPES) that accurately emulates the torso and human head and its interaction with directional and omni-directional auditory fields created by continuous and impulsive acoustic noise… More

Forward HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Automatic Col

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Uday Jain, Senior Research Engineer
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposal is to present a novel and promising solution for an small-size physical device to convert voice to digital and provide 2-way communication for HUMINT assets. The device consists of multiple modules, for speech capture, text generation, formatting and display and for… More

Synthetic Biometrics with Life-Like Appearance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Qi Li
Award Amount: $99,994.28
Abstract:
S has a unique requirement to evaluate the performance of biometrics in extremely large systems. To address the requirement, we propose a novel and promising approach including three subsystems to generate large-scale realistic synthetic iris, fingerprint and face images matching the statistical… More

Novel Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joshua Hajicek, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
A comprehensive test instrument, the Auditory Evaluation System (AES) is presented which utilizes advanced techniques in OAEs, middle-ear function evaluations, and audiometry. The AES utilizes advancements in OAE measurement techniques to effectively and more sensitively monitor hearing health. … More

Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Qi Li, President
Award Amount: $735,150.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we present a unique and novel solution for a handheld transcription device for hearing impaired individuals. The device consists of one handheld computer, one CrispMicT clipped on the computer, and pre-installed software which includes two major subsystems: speaker identification… More

Automatic Non-Native Speaker Recognition Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Qi (. Li, President – (973) 822-0048
Award Amount: $721,402.00
Abstract:
The objective of Phase II is to develop, demonstrate, and validate a novel implementation of a non-native language and speaker recognition system. In addition to the binary classification of native and nonnative speakers developed in Phase I, we will implement and evaluate several new methods to… More

Noise Cancellation for Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Qi Li – (973) 822-0048
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
Effective communication between first responders is extremely important not only to accomplishing tasks but also to personal safety. However, because first responders usually work in a high-noise environment, the communication clarity is severely degraded. A variety of solutions to improve the… More

Biometric-based Computer Authentication during Mission Oriented Protective Posture Scenarios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bozhou Tan, Research Scientist – (973) 822-0377
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
Military Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear level IV is the most protective full-protection chemical protective gear for warfighters against chemical and biological threats. However, it is the most encumbered and inhibiting to the warfighter"s movement, visual horizon, and finger… More

Identification Based on Individual Scent (IBIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Bozhao Tan, Research Scientist – (973) 822-0377
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
The need arises to explore biometrics that can identify a person at crime scenes. One such biometric that can be collected non-cooperatively is an individual"s scent. The goal of human scent research is to facilitate to development of sensor systems, whether based on contact or non-contact… More

Real Time Analysis and Fusion of Data from Imagers for Passive Characterization of Stress, Anxiety, Uncertainty and Fatigue

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Manli Zhu, Senior Research Scientist – (973) 822-0377
Award Amount: $749,894.00
RI Contact: Qiang Ji
Abstract:
The technology developed under this STTR is a system to monitor solider metal state and performance. The objective of this project is to develop a real-time human mental state detection system from non-intrusive thermal and visual facial video. We propose

Text Analytics from Audio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Qi P. Li, President – (973) 822-0048
Award Amount: $149,942.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and implement a system that combines multiple audio transcription and multiple translation tools with natural language processing capabilities, such that information can be automatically extracted from audio files with improved performances. In our approach, speech waveforms of… More