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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices March list of published pending patents 03/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/29/2007 > 31 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070071246 - Fm transmitter: An object of the present invention is to provide an FM transmitter in which the degree of freedom in parts selection is improved. The FM transmitter comprises: an oscillator 72 connected with a crystal oscillator 70; a clock generating circuit 50 which uses a signal formed by frequency-dividing an output... Agent: Patenttm.us
20070071247 - Slot position coding of syntax of spatial audio application: Spatial information associated with an audio signal is encoded into a bitstream, which can be transmitted to a decoder or recorded to a storage media. The bitstream can include different syntax related to time, frequency and spatial domains. In some embodiments, the bitstream includes one or more data structures (e.g.,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070071248 - Hearing aid storage case with hearing aid activity detection: A storage case that detects and indicates presence of oscillating or quiescent activity of hearing aids is disclosed. Within the storage case, there is a transducer coupled to a logic circuit. The logic circuit is further coupled to one or more visual cues. The transducer picks up any sounds within... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070071249 - System for the simulation of a room impression and/or sound impression: A system simulates a room impression and/or sound impression to a listener. The simulation includes recreating a sound at a particular location. An audio signal is combined with a space impulse response from that location. The space impulse response and audio signal are split into more than one sub-bands and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070071250 - Method and device for attenuating the noise generated at the outlet of an exhaust line: A method for attenuating the low-frequency noise generated at the outlet (18) of an exhaust line (14). A signal representing the noise to be attenuated is defined; a first high-frequency acoustic wave (F1) is emitted from a first transducer (22) into an attenuation region (26) of the exhaust line (14),... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070071251 - Audio switch: An automatic audio switching system comprising first and second audio devices connected to the switching circuit and to the output speaker, said circuit comprising of a relay, switching device, diodes, a capacitor, resistor and a transformer. Said transformer boosts up received ac voltage, then the diode rectifies the ac to... Agent: Edwin Tarver
20070071252 - Microphone, hearing aid with a microphone and inlet structure for a microphone: The invention comprises a microphone with a housing and an active element inside the housing for converting sound energy into electric energy whereby an inlet is provided for directing sound energy from the surroundings to the active element, whereby the inlet comprises a first tube part and a cavity in... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070071254 - Method and system for low delay echo cancelling: The present invention relates to an audio communication system and method with improved acoustic characteristics. It combines the benefits from full band echo cancellers and sub-band echo cancellers, by merging the filter taps of sub-band filters into the respective full-band filter taps, which is being used to generate the inverted... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20070071253 - Signal processing method and apparatus: A signal processor includes: a first adaptive filter that takes a first signal as input and generates a first pseudo signal; a first subtractor that subtracts the first pseudo signal from a second signal to supply a first differential signal as output; a second adaptive filter that takes the first... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070071255 - Adaptive sound reproduction: To prevent distortion when sound is reproduced using a loudspeaker or similar transducer, the amplitude of the sound signal in a particular frequency range (I) may be reduced if it exceeds a threshold (LmAx I). The invention proposes to wholly or partially map the amplitude reduced frequencies to other frequency... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070071256 - Music player: A music player is worn on a limb of a body when in use and includes: a case; a plurality of buttons through which an instruction relating to music reproduction is given; and a band fitting portion to which a band is fittable, the band being used when the case... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070071257 - Method and system for unified audio control on a personal computer: A system and method for improved audio controls on a personal computer is provided. The system and method provide a unified architecture for audio controls across hardware and software interfaces of the personal computer. An intelligent facility may automatically change audio controls for users to simply interact with various communications... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070071258 - Bone conduction hearing aid fastening device: A fastening device for a bone conduction hearing aid comprises a first end portion, a second portion structured and arranged to be coupled to a bone conduction hearing aid, and a transition portion that connects the first and second end portions.... Agent: Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon LLP
20070071259 - Flat panel display module having speaker function: An image display module include a flat panel display, a sound source element disposed on a rear surface side opposite to a display observation side of the panel display, and a sound leading path through which a sound wave generated from the sound source element is led to the display... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070071260 - Silicon-based transducer for use in hearing instruments and listening devices: A silicon-based transducer assembly coupled to a movable structure in a hearing instrument. The transducer assembly includes at least one microphone chip and an ASIC having multiple integrated components such as any combination of a DSP, an A/D converter, an amplifier, a filter, or a wireless interface. The movable structure... Agent: Daniel J. Burnham Jenkens & Gilchrist
20070071261 - Electrostatic ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic speaker and display device: wherein Io denotes the reference acoustic intensity, the reference acoustic intensity being 0.96×10−12 (W/m2), ρo is the density of the air, the density of the air being 1.2 (kg/m3) and c denotes the sound speed in the air, the sound speed in the air being around 340 (m/S), when it... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070071262 - Method for adjusting a hearing apparatus on the basis of biometric data and corresponding hearing apparatus: The adjustment of hearing apparatuses and in particular hearing devices is to be improved. To this end, provision is also made to use biometric data relating to the user of the hearing apparatus. The skin resistance value is used here for instance to correspondingly control the interference noise suppression and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070071263 - Individually adjustable hearing apparatus: The application possibilities of a hearing apparatus which can be worn on the head of a user, which allows the adjustment of the signal processing in the hearing apparatus to individual user specifications as well as to the individual hearing ability of the user, is to be improved. For this... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070071264 - Programmable remote control: A hearing system includes a hearing device with a signal processing unit. A control input of the signal processing unit is connected to a device communication port. A remote control device has a wireless communication port for single or bi-directional wireless communication with the device communication port. A computer is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070071265 - Disposable modular hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a first half shell and a second shell attached to the first shell. A microphone, battery, electronics, a receiver and a flexible tip are mounted within a housing formed by the first half shell and the second half shell. A mechanical securing mechanism, located on the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20070071266 - Ultrasonic transducer having a digital interface: Systems and methods which partition ultrasound signal processing between an ultrasound system main processing unit and transducer assembly are shown. A particular division of signal processing functionality disposed in the main processing unit and the transducer assembly may be selected to provide a desired weight balance, a desired level of... Agent: Dallas Office Of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070071267 - Speaker device for portable terminal and portable terminal implementing the same: A speaker device and a portable terminal are provided. The speaker device includes a first sub-housing for receiving a speaker unit, and a second sub-housing assembled with the first sub-housing for fixing the speaker unit, in which the second sub-housing includes at least a pair of openings for outputting sound... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070071268 - Packaged microphone with electrically coupled lid: An apparatus has a leadframe based package base having a leadframe, and a lid coupled with the package base. The lid and package base form a chamber for at least partially containing a microphone. The lid is electrically coupled with a given portion of the leadframe in the package base.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070071269 - Heaphone with behind-the-head headband: There is provided a headphone with a behind-the-head headband comprising at least one transducer and a behind-the-head headband for receiving the transducer. The behind-the-head headband further comprises first and second contact locations for resting against a temporal bone of a wearer of the headphone. The spacing between the transducer and... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20070071270 - Fixture for special effect lighting: The present invention is directed to a support fixture suitable for mounting on an underlying support structure such as a speaker box, and consists of a support platform having a fixed depending wall along one side edge thereof, and a bracket supporting a moveable wall opposed to the fixed wall.... Agent: Basil E. Demeur
20070071271 - Speaker: A speaker may include a center pole, a voice coil bobbin having a nonmetallic pipe body, and a first and a second electrodes which are provided on an inner peripheral face of the pipe body for detecting an electrostatic capacity. The first and the second electrodes are disposed so as... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070071272 - 3-1 mode capacitive membrane ultrasound transducer: A capacitive membrane ultrasound transducer is provided. Membranes or other microelectromechanical devices are provided in a 3-1 geometry, allowing application of an electric field substantially perpendicular to a range dimension. The membranes are on a plurality of different respective planes more parallel than perpendicular with each other, and the planes... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070071273 - Speaker: A speaker may include a center pole, a voice coil bobbin having a pipe body, and at least one or more electrodes which are disposed on the pipe body to detect an electrostatic capacity formed between the electrode and a side circumferential face of the center pole. The pipe body... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070071274 - Insert moulded surround with integrated lead-out wires: The present invention relates to a suspension member for a diaphragm and to an electro-acoustic transducer applying such suspension member. The suspension member comprises an inner portion being adapted to be attached to a piston, an outer portion being adapted to be coupled to a substantially stationary portion of an... Agent: Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.
20070071275 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker includes a diaphragm and an edge having an inner periphery end portion thereof connected with an outer periphery of the diaphragm, in which an outer end portion of the edge is attached to a speaker frame. The diaphragm has a bent portion in the vicinity of a border... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070071276 - Diaphragm for speaker: In a diaphragm for a speaker, a main body part vibrating at a time of driving of a speaker device includes not only a first layer made of a woven fabric and a third layer made of paper, but also a second layer made of metal. The second layer made... Agent: Young & Thompson03/22/2007 > 20 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070064953 - Speaker protection circuit: This speaker protection circuit includes: a voltage comparator that compares a voltage of a reference bias terminal of an amplifying circuit constituting a BTL amplifying device with a preset threshold voltage; and first and second switches for switching between a mode of supplying an electric current to each of two... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20070064955 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling driving of speaker: According to one embodiment, a computer comprises piezoelectric speakers and dynamic speakers. An EC/KBC discriminates whether the computer is driven by an external power or a battery. When the computer is driven by the external power, the EC/KBC permits the driving of the dynamic speakers. When the computer is driven... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070064954 - Method and apparatus for audio data analysis in an audio player: One embodiment can be characterized as a method of data analysis for an audio player comprising analyzing at least a portion of audio data; selecting a sound profile based upon the analysis of the audio data; adjusting sound field settings according to the sound profile; and outputting at least a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20070064956 - Method and apparatus for extending band of audio signal using higher harmonic wave generator: A higher harmonic wave generator generates a higher harmonic wave of an inputted audio signal having a predetermined band based on the inputted audio signal. Next, a multiplier modulates an amplitude of a generated higher harmonic wave of the audio signal according to a band signal having a predetermined bandwidth... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070064957 - System for reproducing sound: Devices and method for reproducing sound and transmitting a first sound signal and a second sound signal includes a producer having a means for coding the second sound signal, and a means for combining the first sound signal and the coded second sound signal into a composite sound signal that... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20070064958 - Diffuser and speaker using the same: A spherical wave generating diffuser positioned in front of the sound emission side of a sound source. The diffuser comprises an inner horn and an outer horn positioned concentrically around the inner horn. The diffuser generates pseudo-spherical waves centered on the inner horn because the emission speed of the sound... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070064960 - Apparatus to convert analog signal of array microphone into digital signal and computer system including the same: An apparatus to convert analog signals of an array microphone into digital signals, and a computer system including the same including a first unit that receives and amplifies a plurality of analog signals of the array microphone, a second unit that converts the amplified analog signals into a plurality of... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070064959 - Microphone system: The invention relates to a method and a system for achieving increased directivity in listening situations where at least one microphone (1, 2, 3) is embedded in a first structure (11) and at least one microphone (4) is embedded in a second structure (10), the first and the second structure... Agent: David L Henty Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman
20070064961 - Audio control system and audio control method thereof: An audio control system includes: a receiving unit for receiving an analog signal, a memory unit for storing a reference table for recording a predetermined signal data, a control unit for converting the analog signal into a digital signal and conducting a comparison of the digital signal with respect to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070064962 - Device for setting parameters of mixer: When a copy mode is set, all channel selecting switches on a control panel are set to valid for a parameter copy operation, in which, when an operation of the channel selecting switch is detected while the copy mode is set, (a) in a case where the operation of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070064963 - Audio peripheral for an electronic device: A peripheral for an electronic device having a speaker is provided. The peripheral includes an input device for placement proximal to the speaker for receiving audio information from the speaker. The peripheral includes an output device connected to the input device that is positioned distal from the input device and... Agent: Torys LLP
20070064964 - Flat panel speaker assembly: A speaker assembly which includes a first diaphragm, a second diaphragm and a driver operationally positioned in an enclosure formed by the first diaphragm and the second diaphragm. The second diaphragm is made of a material composition which allows it to block sound energy, and reflect sound energy along to... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20070064965 - Bte/cic auditory device and modular connector system therefor: An inventive earpiece auditory device is provided. In one embodiment, the earpiece auditory device includes a behind-the-ear component, the behind-the-ear component preferably being shaped to fit behind an ear of a user. In some embodiments, the behind-the-ear component includes a module that includes processing circuitry. In a preferred embodiment, the... Agent: Dallas Office Of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070064966 - Bte/cic auditory device and modular connector system therefor: An earpiece auditory device is described which includes a behind-the-ear component shaped to fit behind the ear of a user. The behind-the-ear component can also have at least one microphone and processing circuitry, where the processing-circuitry is used to processes audio signal from the microphone. The device also includes a... Agent: Dallas Office Of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070064967 - Bte/cic auditory device and modular connector system therefor: An earpiece auditory device is described which includes a behind-the-ear component shaped to fit behind the ear of a user. The behind-the-ear component can also have at least one microphone and processing circuitry, where the processing circuitry is used to processes audio signal from the microphone. The device also includes... Agent: Dallas Office Of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070064968 - Microphone with irregular diaphragm: A microphone is formed to have a diaphragm that is configured to improve signal to noise ratio. To that end, the microphone has a backplate having a hole therethrough, and a diaphragm movably coupled with the backplate. The diaphragm has a bottom surface (facing the backplate) with a convex portion... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070064969 - Glasses with an audio transceiver: A pair of glasses with an audio transceiver comprises a pair of glasses having a frame; a base portion installed in the glasses; the base portion having a plurality of adjusting buttons; at least one blue tooth module in the base portion; the blue tooth module being connected to at... Agent: Chou Chia Lin
20070064970 - Telescopic speaker box, and audio player and electronic apparatus using the same: A telescopic speaker box, and an audio player and an electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The audio player comprises a loudspeaker unit and a telescopic speaker box. The telescopic speaker box comprises a speaker box housing whose volume is adjustable. The speaker box housing has a hole. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070064972 - Electromagnetic driver for a planar diaphragm loudspeaker: The invention relates to an electromagnetic driver comprising a soft magnetic core in the form of an E with three legs and a back, an alternating field driver, magnetically coupled to the soft magnetic core, for generating an alternating magnetic field in the soft magnetic core, depending upon a sound... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20070064971 - Speaker device: A speaker device, a voice coil is arranged in a magnetic gap formed in a magnetic circuit unit, a diaphragm that vibrates with a voice coil, and a damper is provided between a diaphragm and a frame and it supports the diaphragm relative to the frame so that the diaphragm... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 50003/15/2007 > 19 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070058816 - Sound reproduction apparatus and method of enhancing low frequency component: A sound reproduction apparatus and method enhances a low frequency component in a reproduced sound signal using a reflective sound. The sound reproduction apparatus delays and controls gains of input signals, generates a predetermined number of reflective sound signals to enhance a low frequency component, and outputs a sum of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070058817 - Radio receiver with stereo decoder and method for use therewith: A stereo decoder includes a first digital filter for producing a first filtered composite audio signal and a second digital filter for producing a second filtered composite audio signal. A sum/difference network produces a left channel signal and a right channel signal. A processor executes operational instructions that calculate a... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20070058818 - Stethoscope apparatus: [Means for Solving]A stethoscope apparatus 10 according to the embodiment integrally mounts a speaker 9 and a microphone 8; accordingly, the speaker 9 can reproduce sounds obtained with the microphone 8. For instance, when a physician explains the pathology and so on to a patient with the patient allowed hearing... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070058819 - Portable audio player and method for selling same: A self-contained, self-executing digital audio player that includes a casing, a memory disposed in the casing, a power source disposed in the casing, and a sound jack disposed in an opening in the casing. The memory is preprogrammed with a predetermined audio selection, and a user cannot change the audio... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20070058820 - Sound field controlling apparatus: A sound field controlling apparatus for a public-address system comprises a microphone that picks up a sound of a speaker, a loudspeaker that sound a sound signal based on the sound picked up by the microphone, a sound source position detector that detects a position of a sound source, and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070058821 - Automotive microphone assembly: An automotive microphone assembly. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the assembly comprises a first microphone, a second microphone, a connection means, and a housing. The connection means provides for electrical connection to the first and second microphones, and for connection to a first automotive subsystem and a... Agent: Doreen J. Gridley Ice Miller
20070058822 - Noise reducing apparatus, method and program and sound pickup apparatus for electronic equipment: A noise reducing apparatus is disclosed, which includes: input means for inputting multiple audio signals from multiple audio channels; multiple band extracting means for extracting a predetermined band from the multiple audio signals; calculating means for averaging signals from the multiple band extracting means; multiple first level detecting means for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070058823 - Digital mixer: In a digital mixer, a storage stores operating data including a plurality of parameters for controlling states of audio signals of a plurality of channels. A signal processor performs a mixing process of the audio signals based on the operating data. A plurality of channel strips are mounted on an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070058824 - Seat electroacoustical transducing: An acoustic device, including an acoustic enclosure and a first electroacoustical transducing apparatus comprising a motor structure providing mechanical vibration, the vibration having a direction of vibration, mounted in the acoustic enclosure. The acoustic device is constructed and arranged so that first pressure waves are radiated from a first radiation... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070058825 - Capacitor microphone: A capacitor microphone is constituted by a plate having a fixed electrode, a diaphragm including a center portion and at least one near-end portion that is fixed to the outer periphery, in which the center portion having a vibrating electrode, which is positioned relative to the fixed electrode and which... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070058826 - Condenser microphone: A microphone element having a diaphragm and a fixed electrode disposed opposite to each other on a silicon board having a central opening portion is mounted and fixed onto a base board having a sound hole. A perimeter-shaped side board and a cover board are mounted and fixed onto the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20070058827 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker comprises a support which may be a portion of the housing of an electronic device and a diaphragm mounted on the support. A piezoelectric actuator arranged to bend on activation providing relative movement between two ends of the actuator is coupled at each of its ends to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070058828 - Hearing aid: A technique is disclosed, which can shorten attack time and release time without using RC filter with time constant. According to this technique, diodes 51 and 52 rectify AC signal at output stage of an amplifier 30 by voltage doubler rectification, and a smoothing capacitor 53 smoothens the signals rectified... Agent: Stevens, Davis, Miller & Mosher, LLP
20070058829 - Method and apparatus for the rigid and non-rigid registration of 3d shapes: A method for registering two three-dimensional shapes is disclosed whereby the two shapes are represented as zero level set of signed distance functions and the energy between these two functions is minimized. In a first embodiment two undetailed ear impression models are rigidly registered with each other. In another embodiment,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070058830 - Contoured passive radiator and loudspeaker incorporating same: A passive radiator has an arcuate contour that follows the contour of the surface where the passive radiator is mounted. The component may be a television set, audio component, high fidelity loudspeaker, home theater loudspeaker, subwoofer, etc. The arcuate contour of the passive radiator may be convex, parabolic, hyperbolic, or... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20070058831 - Ear ring type two way wireless mini-ear piece: A two-way communication earpiece, which is a small and comfortable. The ear-piece is comprised of a main body, a sound delivery probe, and a micro probe for sound pick up. The sound delivery probe, which is extended from main body, is configured to be inside of the external acoustic meatus... Agent: Eugene Oak
20070058832 - Personal media device: A personal media device includes a housing assembly, a display panel located on the housing assembly, and a control assembly located on the housing assembly. The control assembly includes a slider assembly, a first switch assembly positioned proximate a first side of the slider assembly, and a second switch assembly... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20070058833 - Transducers with improved viscous damping: A miniature receiver or transducer with improved viscous damping. The receiver may be a moving armature receiver using shearing forces for damping the deflection of the diaphragm. In this receiver, the damping element, which may be a liquid, extend in a direction of the deflection of the armature or diaphragm.... Agent: Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.
20070058834 - Magnetic circuit for speaker device and speaker device: A magnetic circuit for a speaker device includes a yoke having a pole piece main body formed into a cylindrical shape or a hollow cylindrical column shape, and a flange part provided on an outer side thereof, a magnet arranged on the flange part, a plate arranged on the magnet,... Agent: Young & Thompson03/08/2007 > 27 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070053521 - Audio signal processing apparatus: In an audio signal encoding apparatus, a first audio signal and a second audio signal are added into an addition-result signal. The first audio signal is subtracted from the second audio signal to generate a subtraction-result signal. A first difference signal is generated which represents a difference in the addition-result... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20070053522 - Method and apparatus for directional enhancement of speech elements in noisy environments: A listening device and respective method for processing speech audio signals present in noisy acoustical sound waves captured from an adjacent environment for persons with normal hearing. The device comprises a housing for providing acoustical and mechanical coupling to a user's ear, the housing having a first portion for positioning... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP 1 First Canadian Place
20070053523 - Lanyard for handheld electronic device: A lanyard for carrying or wearing portable electronic devices is disclosed. The lanyard includes a neck cord having data carrying capabilities. The lanyard also includes a harness that physically holds and operatively couples the portable electronic device to the neck cord. When a portable electronic device is coupled to the... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP
20070053524 - Method and system for communication enhancement in a noisy environment: The invention is directed to a method comprising receiving input signals emanating from at least two microphone arrays each comprising at least two microphones, processing the input signals of each microphone array by a beamformer to determine temporal and spatial information about the input signals of each microphone array.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070053526 - Communication channel estimation: A channel estimator is configured to determine channel estimate parameters indicative of characteristics of a wireless communication channel based on a received signal comprising a known transmitted signal and a noise signal. The channel estimator is configured to apply, to the received signal, a frequency domain representation inverse of a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070053525 - System and method for reduction of information handling system power state transition of audible noise: Audible noise related to power state transitions of an information handling system processing component, such as the central processing unit, is reduced by randomizing the time between power state transitions. Random power state transitions are managed by an operating system module that tracks the transitions and selects random times for... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20070053527 - Audio output coordination: To control the sound output of various devices (1a, 1b, 1c, . . . ) a control unit (3) gathers information (I) on the sound output of the devices. Before a device starts producing sound, it submits a request (R) to the control unit. In response to the request, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070053528 - Method and apparatus for automatic volume control in an audio player of a mobile communication terminal: An automatic gain controller and a method using the same are provided. The automatic gain controller and method analyze background noise by operating a microphone mounted in a mobile communication terminal and automatically control the gain of the signal part which is non-audible due to the background noise. Thus, a... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.l.p.
20070053529 - Digital mixer: A digital mixer provides audio signal processing functions to a user, who has logged into the digital mixer by inputting a user password, within limits of authority granted to the user. In the digital mixer, a mounting unit is provided for removably mounting a storage medium. a detector detects when... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070053530 - Bone-conduction speaker device: It is aimed to provide a bone-conduction speaker device which makes no leakage of sound annoying the other and does not restrict posture and rolling-over motion of the user when lying on a bed or sitting on a sofa, and which makes highly reliable and excellent transmission and receiving of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070053531 - Panel-typed loud speaker and an exciter therefor: An exciter for a panel-type loud speaker comprises a bimorph and a bimorph holding member. The bimorph comprises a plate member and a pair of piezoelectric ceramic layers, each formed on the opposite sides of the plate member. The bimorph holding member is holds one end of the bimorph and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070053532 - Sound reproduction systems for use by adjacent users: A sound reproduction system for providing sound to adjacent users comprises first and second speaker means positioned respectively adjacent to the intended head positions of first and second users. Each speaker means comprises a pair of speakers, one of which (q, p) faces inwards towards the head position (po) of... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, Pllc
20070053533 - Portable media player with a plurality of audio signal outputs: There is provided a portable media player with a plurality of audio signal outputs, including: a storage device; and a controller for processing data in the storage device. Preferably, the data is processed and channeled by the controller into each of the plurality of the audio signal outputs. The data... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department
20070053534 - Behind-the-ear speech processor for cochlear implant systems: Behind-the-ear (BTE) speech processor for cochlear implant systems, which is constructed in such a way that it constitutes a single mechanical unit (drawing 6). The unit is composed of a single shell, which contains the microphone (drawing 7.1), the electronic processor (EP) (drawing 7.2), the inductive transmission coil (ITC) (drawing... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070053535 - Method for operating a hearing device and a hearing device: For a method to operate a hearing device, a signal is recorded by at least one of several source units (S1, . . . , Sn). Furthermore, at least one of the recorded signals is classified into one or several predefined sound classes, characteristics of the source unit (S1, .... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070053536 - Hearing aid system: A bone conduction hearing aid system for generating bone conduction vibrations is disclosed. The bone conduction hearing aid system has an external hearing aid unit with a vibrator and a skin contact pressure plate. The skin contact pressure plate is placed on an outside of the external hearing aid unit... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)
20070053537 - Hearing device housing with self-adhesive properties: A micro electrical and/or electronical device, as in particular a hearing aid being worn e.g. behind the ear, is characterized by a housing shell (1), which at least partially comprises a skid-proof surface (11). This skid-proof surface can be made out of an elastomeric polymer or an elastic polymer. Preferably... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070053538 - Audio device comprising a microphone: The invention regards an audio device and comprises a microphone and a sound canal allowing sound to pass from the surroundings to the microphone. Further a signal path from the microphone to a receiver is provided and powered by a current source, such that sounds received at the microphone may... Agent: Dykema Gossett Pllc
20070053539 - Headphones and headphones placement device: Disclosed herein is a pair of headphones that includes a head band having a pair of support arms and a pair of housings angularly movably mounted on the support arms, respectively, by pivots in confronting relation to each other. Each of the housings has a presser disposed therein near the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20070053542 - Bone conduction speaker: A bone conduction speaker is utilized for hearing aid and other devices. The speaker's structure is improved by arranging a single permanent magnet above an iron piece coupled to a vibrating plate fixed to a resonator, containing at least one sound coil, enclosing a magnetic core located substantially beneath the... Agent: Golden Dance Co., Ltd. Attn: Mr. Nakatani
20070053541 - Earphone assembly: An earphone assembly (100) includes an insulative body (1), an audio plug (5) and an earphone (3). The insulative body (1) includes a main body (11), two side walls (12) located at two sides of the main body (11) and a connecting portion (13) connecting with the main body (11)... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.
20070053540 - Earpiece with acoustic vent for driver response optimization: An acoustically tuned earpiece is provided. Venting is performed by boring a control port, separate from the output port, into the driver. The diameter of the control port must be sufficiently small to restrict the flow of air into and out of the driver, thus isolating the acoustic performance of... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck
20070053543 - Bluetooth wireless headset having earphone: A Bluetooth wireless headset is invented comprising an earphone having a speaker, a telescopic part, to which the earphone is attached, and a body including a built-in Bluetooth chip. The body is bar-shaped and has a space for receiving the telescopic part. The telescopic part is movable through the space... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon
20070053544 - Wireless headphone: A wireless headphone, which includes a headband, two housings fixedly fastened to the ends of the headband, an electric connector mounted in an insertion slot in one housing, two speakers respectively mounted in the housings and electrically coupled to the electric connector in the insertion slot, a microphone electrically coupled... Agent: Troxell Law Office Pllc One Skyline Place
20070053545 - Speaker: A speaker is disclosed to have a heat dissipation layer formed of a metal sleeve and downwardly extending from the bottom side of the cone paper and sleeved onto the voice coil to dissipate heat from the voice coil, preventing falling of the voice coil during the operation of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc
20070053546 - Voice coil bobbin, manufacturing method thereof and speaker device: A voice coil bobbin is formed by skinpass rolling of pure titanium. A manufacturing method of a voice coil bobbin includes a process which manufactures a rolled pure titanium material, a process which executes skinpass rolling of the rolled material, and a process which forms the rolled material after the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20070053547 - Diaphragm for use in speakers and speaker provided with this diaphragm: A diaphragm for use in speakers in which a center dome is provided with a plurality of ribs in one of axial symmetry and non-axial symmetry patterns, for thereby dispersing the divisional resonance occurring in the center dome during the vibration and lowering the sound pressure specifically in higher sound... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl03/01/2007 > 22 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents
20070047736 - Sound signal processing device: To simplify the structure of a sound signal processing device for automatically switching between generation of pseudo-surround sound and generation of pseudo-stereo sound based on whether an original sound signal is stereo or monaural. A stereo sound decoder for receiving a sound channel signal of a TV receiving signal determines... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070047737 - Fm stereo decoder incorporating costas loop pilot to stereo component phase correction: A novel system and method for correcting the residual phase offset between a recovered pilot signal and the received stereo signal. The invention uses a Costas loop as an auxiliary loop in addition to the pilot recovery phase locked loop (PLL) to lock onto the stereo component itself. This auxiliary... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20070047738 - Adaptive estimation and compensation of clock drift in acoustic echo cancellers: A system and method for adaptive estimation and compensation of clock drift in echo cancellers is provided. The invention includes an acoustic echo cancellation system with a built in adaptive clock drift compensation system. The acoustic echo cancellation system has an AEC component that performs acoustic echo cancellation on data... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070047740 - Headset with flashing light emitting diodes: A headphone system is provided with two earbud headphones and a control module, each fitted with a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LEDs may be of many different colors and flash to the beat of the music. Patterns, colors, and intensity may be adjusted based on a user's... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20070047739 - Low-noise transmitting receiving earset: A low-noise transmitting receiving earset includes a housing covered with a grille, a speaker mounted inside the housing adjacent to the grille and facing the back side of the housing, a first microphone mounted in the hub of the grille and facing the front side of the housing for picking... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070047741 - Head-unit loading device of vehicle audio/video system: A head-unit loading device of a vehicle A/V (audio/video) system is provided. The device includes: a head unit monitor; shafts protruded from both sides of the head unit monitor; inner spring holders inserted to ends of the shafts, respectively; springs inserted to the shafts and held at their one ends... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20070047743 - Method and apparatus for improving noise discrimination using enhanced phase difference value: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and... Agent: Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP
20070047742 - Method and system for enhancing regional sensitivity noise discrimination: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and... Agent: Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP
20070047744 - Noise mitigating microphone system and method: A microphone system has a base coupled with first and second microphone apparatuses. The first microphone apparatus is capable of producing a first output signal having a noise component, while the second microphone apparatus is capable of producing a second output signal. The system also has combining logic operatively coupled... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070047745 - Portable media player with common earphone transmission port and signal adaptor cable thereof: A portable media player comprises an earphone transmission port, a detection circuit, a switch circuit, and a processor. The earphone transmission port mounted on the portable media player is electrically connected to a connector for receiving a signal or power transmitted from the connector. The detection circuit electrically connected to... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070047746 - Multi-microphone system: A microphone system implements multiple microphones on a single base. To that end, the microphone system has a base, and a plurality of substantially independently movable diaphragms secured to the base. Each of the plurality of diaphragms forms a variable capacitance with the base and thus, each diaphragm effectively forms... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070047747 - Wireless communication device: A wireless communication device includes a speaker grille, a built-in speaker provided behind the speaker grille, and an output amplifier connected to the built-in speaker. A voltage applied to the output amplifier is increased to a level higher than the level of voltage applied to the output amplifier while audio... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070047748 - Cycle sound system: A cycle sound system is disclosed that quick-connects interchangeably to cycle seats, backpacks, handbags, and shoulder bags. Left and right gripping assemblies mount quick-connectably to the handlebars and include control levers or buttons for preferably wireless connection to the sound system. The gripping assemblies preferably include speakers and can alternatively... Agent: Del Rusher
20070047749 - Hearing aid with transponder device and corresponding data transmission method: The object is to automate and simplify the programming of a hearing aid or some other hearing apparatus. Toward that end provision is made to provide the hearing aid with a transponder device which is connected to a signal processing means and an antenna device of the hearing aid. By... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070047751 - Audio shoe contact for a hearing device: A hearing device with an audio shoe is to be designed in a simpler and less interference-susceptible manner. To this end, provision is made for an audio shoe to comprise contact springs of such type that directly contact the circuit boards of a hearing device. A contact intermediate piece between... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070047750 - In-the-ear hearing aid having an electronics module: An in-the-ear hearing aid is to have a more compact design. For this purpose there is inserted into a housing shell an electronics module having all the electronic components of the hearing aid, the electronic components being secured to a flexible supporting structure. As a result of the open construction... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070047752 - Behind the ear hearing device housing with self-adhering properties: A micro electrical and/or electronical device, as in particular a hearing aid being worn e.g. behind the ear, is characterized by a housing shell (1), which at least partially comprises a skid-proof surface (11). This skid-proof surface can be made out of an elastomeric polymer or an elastic polymer. Preferably... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20070047753 - Vehicle accessory microphone: A microphone assembly includes one or more transducers positioned in a housing. Circuitry is coupled to the transducer for outputting an electrical signal such that the microphone has a main lobe directed forwardly and attenuates signals originating from the sides and/or rear. The transducers can advantageously include multiple transducers, which,... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation
20070047754 - Speaker device: A speaker device includes a diaphragm and a voice coil including plus and minus lead wires. In this speaker device, as a measure of fixing (reinforcing) each of the plus and minus lead wires, a solventless adhesive is used. Each of the plus and minus lead wires is fixed (reinforced)... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070047755 - Diffuser, speaker device, and method of manufacturing speaker device: A speaker device which makes it possible to prevent the entry of foreign matter such as magnetic dust into a magnetic gap through the gap between a diffuser and a voice coil bobbin, to thereby improve the operational reliability and service life of the product. In a speaker device in... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20070047756 - Apparatus for energy transfer in a balanced receiver assembly and manufacturing method thereof: A linkage assembly (140) is used for mechanically coupling an armature (124) and a diaphragm (118) of a balanced receiver (100), the linkage assembly (140) formed from a first linkage member (822) displaced from a strip of stock material (800) relative to the plane of the stock material (800) and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20070047757 - Diaphragm for micro-electroacoustic device: A diaphragm for a micro-electroacoustic transducer includes a central portion and a peripheral portion surrounding the central portion. The central portion is deformed to integrally form a corrugation which may increase the rigidity and the resonance frequency of the diaphragm. A plurality of elongated indents are integrally formed at the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. KnappPrevious industry: Cryptography
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