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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices August list RSS, inventions by patent category 08/07

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08/30/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list RSS, inventions by patent category

20070201703 - Dynamic power management in a portable media delivery system: A consumer electronic product (e.g., a portable media player ported to a media delivery accessory) is powered by a limited capacity DC power source (such as a battery or mini-fuel cell). The consumer electronic product limits the maximum allowable sound pressure level (SPL) that can be produced by the speakers.... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20070201704 - Analysis method for sound or vibration and analyzing apparatus for sound or vibration: A detection signal of sound or vibration detected at an evaluation point is filtered so that an evaluation waveform signal is extracted. Then, a mother wavelet is derived using this. On the other hand, each of detection signals of sound or vibration detected at a plurality of candidate points is... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070201705 - Media delivery system with improved interaction: Methods and systems for improved interaction between media devices and accessory devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the improved interaction can operate to configure a user interface of a media device dependent on the type or condition of an accessory device. In the same or another embodiment, the improved interaction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070201706 - Acoustic signal generating apparatus: A PWM signal generator is operable to generate a first pulse signal and a second pulse signal at least one of before and after generating the first pulse signal. A duty ratio of the second pulse signal is gradually changed. A low-pass filter is operable to convert the first pulse... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070201707 - Acoustic effecter: There is provided an acoustic effecter capable of compensating deterioration of an audio source signal in a transmission path and obtaining an audio having an emphasized transient response. The acoustic effecter superimposes reflection energy generated by impedance mismatch of the transmission path on the acoustic signal to be transmitted or... Agent: Christopher J Fildes Fildes & Outland

20070201708 - Method and apparatus for lipsync measurement and correction: A method and apparatus for synchronizing audio and video portions of a media program signal is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of detecting an audio event in the audio portion of the media program signal, measuring the timing interval from the audio event to a subsequent video synchronization pulse... Agent: The Directv Group Inc

20070201709 - Condenser microphone: A condenser microphone includes a substrate having a cavity, first and second spacers defining an opening, a diaphragm having a rectangular shape positioned inside of the opening, and a plate having a rectangular shape positioned just above the diaphragm. Plate joint portions integrally interconnected with two sides of the plate... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070201710 - Condenser microphone: A condenser microphone includes a support, a plate having a fixed electrode bridged across the supports, a diaphragm, which has a moving electrode at a center portion thereof and which vibrates due to sound waves applied thereto, and a spacer, in which a first end is fixed to the plate,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070201711 - Loudspeaker system and method for producing a controllable synthesized sound field: A loudspeaker system has of a plurality of relatively small, closely spaced transducer elements, the acoustic outputs of which combine to create a sound field. The transducer elements are individually controlled by a distributed input control circuit, which includes digital signal processing, to synthesize a sound field in front of... Agent: Beeson Skinner Beverly, LLP

20070201712 - Speaker system: A speaker system of the present invention comprises a cabinet, at least one speaker unit attached to the cabinet, and a plurality of passive radiators attached to the cabinet and each including a diaphragm and a supporting system supporting the diaphragm. The speaker system of the present invention is configured... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20070201713 - Method and apparatus for aperture detection of 3d hearing aid shells: A method identifying apertures of ear impressions is disclosed. A plurality of contour lines associated with an ear impression are determined and a difference value between a value of a characteristic, such as the diameter, of each contour line and that characteristic of an adjacent contour line is determined. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070201714 - Book structure with an audio generator: A book structure with an audio generator includes a main body in the form of a book having a plurality of book leaves with printed texts or figures, a book cover covered at the periphery of the book leaves and having a cavity, and the cavity having a controlling member... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070201715 - Silicon condenser microphone and manufacturing method: A silicon condenser microphone package is disclosed. The silicon condenser microphone package comprises a transducer unit, substrate, and a cover. The substrate includes an upper surface having a recess formed therein. The transducer unit is attached to the upper surface of the substrate and overlaps at least a portion of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20070201716 - Microphone shell: A microphone shell includes a top wall and a side wall extending downwardly from peripheral area of the top wall. A receiving room is formed between the top wall and the side wall for containing a microphone soldered with a printed circuit board, and a through hole arranged on center... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070201717 - Earphone ambient eartip: An eartip that includes at least one acoustic material filled port is provided. The port and the acoustic material contained therein provide the eartip with a controlled acoustic leakage path, thus allowing the user to tailor the performance of the earphones to which the eartips of the invention are attached.... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20070201718 - Speaker: A speaker is provided in which first and second voice coils are disposed around a voice coil bobbin, a diaphragm has its inner circumferences attached to an area of the voice coil bobbin positioned between the first and second voice coils and its outer circumference supported at the forefront portion... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

08/23/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list RSS, inventions by patent category

20070195961 - Fm transmitter: A stereo modulator converts an inputted audio signal to a stereo composite signal. A frequency modulator, which includes a PLL circuit, performs frequency modulation with the stereo composite signal outputted from the stereo modulator as being a modulation signal. A first programmable divider and a second programmable divider divide an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070195969 - Sound output device and method for hearing protection: The present invention relates to a hearing protection method of a sound output device, includes steps of: obtaining analog audio signals from an audio signal source via a plug of the sound output device; converting the analog audio signals to generate digital audio signals; sampling the digital audio signals to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070195970 - Sound output device and method for hearing protection: The present invention relates to a hearing protection method, includes steps of: obtaining digital audio signals from an audio signal source; sampling the digital audio signals and obtaining a plurality of amplitude values; calculating an audio energy within a predetermined time period according to the amplitude values sampled in the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070195974 - Mimo communication system and method for beamforming using polar-cap codebooks: Embodiments of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication system and methods for beamforming using polar-cap codebooks are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed. In some embodiments, beamforming is based on codewords of a polar-cap codebook which represents deviations in the channel with respect to codewords of a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070195962 - Apparatus and method for outputting audio data using wireless terminal: Provided is an apparatus and method for outputting audio data using a wireless terminal to output audio data of an external audio device from an audio data output device performing wireless communication with the wireless terminal. The apparatus includes an external audio device for outputting audio data to the wireless... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20070195964 - Audio reproducing apparatus and method thereof: An audio reproducing apparatus includes the following elements: an output circuit operable to generate audio signals to be supplied to first and second speakers placed near the ears of a listener; and a detector operable to detect the presence of sound output from other speakers placed at positions further away... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20070195963 - Measuring ear biometrics for sound optimization: Adjusting sound using biometrical information is provided by measuring a response of a human's ear to a test signal, comparing the measured response with a target response, obtaining deviations between the measured response and the target response, and adjusting sound using the obtained deviations.... Agent: Ware, Fressola, Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP Building Five

20070195965 - Method for calibrating a hearing aid: A hearing aid having a plurality of frequency bands is calibrated by evaluating the response of the hearing aid in each band and programming the hearing aid to produce a specific sound pressure level in each band, thereby providing a calibrated instrument that can be used for both evaluation and... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070195966 - Method for identifying a hearing aid: A hearing aid is identified by storing a binary code in the hearing aid, receiving a transmitted code, reading out a subset of bits from the stored binary code, and comparing the transmitted code with the subset for identification. The reading step preferably reads the lowest order nibble, byte, or... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070195967 - Digital reverberations for audio signals: The present disclosure provides a digital audio signal processing system that comprises a set of delay lines, allpass and lowpass filters to achieve the reverberation effect. The present disclosure further provides a method for generating and controlling digital reverberations for audio signals. The reverberation generated will have an increasing echo... Agent: Docket Clerk

20070195968 - Noise suppression method and system with single microphone: The present invention is related to a method and apparatus for a robust adaptive algorithm for adjusting coefficients of an adaptive filter and a robust Voice Activity Detector (VAD) which are used in Active Noise Suppressor (ANS). The Filtered Least Mean Squares (LMS) algorithm, which is widely used in digital... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20070195971 - Collapsible speaker and headliner: wherein the term a is the resultant acceleration of the headform expressed as a multiple of g (the acceleration of gravity), and t1 and t2 are any two points in time during the impact which are separated by not more than a 36 millisecond time interval. In order to effectuate... Agent: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

20070195972 - Apparatus for an inclinable support of a speaker: An apparatus for an inclinable support of a speaker on a rod includes a sleeve for receiving an end portion of the rod provided with a closed head section, a mounting device adapted to be attached to the speaker having an elongated opening formed as a guidance for the sleeve... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.

20070195973 - Method for noise reduction in an audio device and hearing aid with means for reducing noise: The invention regards a method for noise reduction in an audio device whereby an electrical and/or digital signal which represents sound is routed simultaneously through:—a signal analysis path, and—a signal processing path wherein the signal amplification is individually controllable in specific frequency bands by attenuation values derived from the signal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070195975 - Meters for dynamics processing of audio signals: A gain reduction meter for dynamics processing provides information describing which part of a dynamics curve is affecting the input signal. In particular, the gain reduction meter displays an amount of gain reduction due to applying a dynamics processing operation in a manner that differentiates between gain reduction achieved by... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel

20070195976 - Electrostatic ultrasonic transducer, method of manufacturing electrostatic ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic speaker, method of reproducing sound signal, and super-directivity sound system, and display device: An electrostatic ultrasonic transducer includes a first electrode that has through-holes, a second electrode that has through-holes, and a vibrating membrane that is disposed such that the through-holes of the first electrode and the through-holes of the second electrode form a pair, interposed between a pair of electrodes composed of... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)

20070195977 - Method for identifying a hearing aid: A hearing aid is identified by storing a first binary code in the hearing aid as a first identification code, storing a second binary code in the hearing aid as a default code, and replacing the default code with a second identification code if a second hearing aid is used... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070195978 - Method for communicating with a hearing aid: Data is transferred to and from a hearing aid by transmitting an audible carrier having a frequency greater than 5 kilohertz, modulating the carrier with data, and detecting the modulated carrier in the hearing aid with a narrow band filter. The frequency is in a region where impairment occurs and... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070195979 - Method for testing using hearing aid: Hearing loss is evaluated and compensated by applying a hearing aid having substantially uniform frequency response across several bands of the audible spectrum, evaluating hearing loss in each band using the hearing aid, programming the hearing aid to compensate for the loss in each band, and using the hearing aid... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070195980 - Digital hearing aid battery conservation method and apparatus: A digital hearing aid adjusts power to a processor or other modules to conserve battery life. The digital hearing aid receives and measures audio signals from an environment. If a magnitude of the audio signals is less than a predetermined threshold. the digital hearing aid starts a timer. If the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070195981 - Behind-the-ear hearing aid with integrally-molded instrument case: A behind-the-ear hearing aid including an arcuate, integrally-molded instrument case adapted for residing behind an ear of a wearer. The instrument case defines a substantially seamless electronics compartment containing a microphone and a loudspeaker operatively connected to the microphone. An amplifier serves to boost a sound signal transmitted from the... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Southpark Towers

20070195982 - Loudspeaker system: A speaker unit (11) is attached to an opening section formed on an front surface of a cabinet (10). In an inside of the cabinet (10), fibrous activated carbon (12) (activated carbon fiber) is located. A pressure change in the inside of the cabinet, which changes according to a sound... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20070195983 - Combination wind screen and microphone shock mount: A mount for a microphone that includes an optional windscreen is disclosed. The mount includes preferably two resilient microphone supports that each comprise a resilient microphone ring attached to a plurality of resilient ring bands. Each ring can accommodate and frictionally retain microphones of various sizes and diameters. Each microphone... Agent: Marcia A. Devon Devon & Associates

20070195984 - Multiple channel earphone: The present invention relates to a multiple channel earphone of small volume. In the earphone structure, a chamber tube with an adjusting hole or a set of adjusting holes is provided. The sound pressure of the chamber tube is naturally released without affected the performance of the main chamber sound... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070195985 - Speaker with auxiliary air hole: A speaker applicable to various electronic devices includes a speaker body including a magnet and a diaphragm having a voice coil interacting with the magnet, the magnet and the diaphragm being sequentially received therein; at least one main hole defined through a rear surface of the speaker where a speaker... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20070195986 - Diaphragms for loudspeaker drive units for microphones: A diaphragm for a loudspeaker drive unit or for a microphone, the diaphragm including a dome-shaped member of synthetic diamond, wherein the diaphragm includes an integrally-formed, peripheral skirt. The skirt may be of cylindrical form or flared.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

08/16/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list RSS, inventions by patent category

20070189545 - Audiometer: The aim is to simplify resource planning in a clinic or by a hearing aid technician. For this purpose, an audiometer and a method for operating an audiometer are proposed in which, following a simple hearing test, in addition to information as to whether treatment of a user with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070189546 - Method of extracting, device for extracting and device for inspecting abnormal sound: Abnormal sound desired for inspection is extracted by inputting NG signal containing the abnormal sound and OK signal not containing this abnormal sound but containing noise that is contained in the NG signal, separating the NG signal and the OK signal each into a steady component having steady property, white... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20070189547 - Method and apparatus for echo cancellation: Method and apparatus for echo cancellation are provided. In an echo cancellation device, remote and local signals are separated by frequency to generate a plurality of remote and local sub-band signals each corresponding to a sub-band. A plurality of voice activity detectors each respectively receives remote and a local sub-band... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070189552 - Sound reproducing apparatus: A sound reproducing apparatus is provided with a circuit comprising a first secondary phase shifter in a front stage of at least one of channels among a first power amplifier, a second power amplifier and a third power amplifier, and a second secondary phase shifter and an adder in at... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070189544 - Ambient sound responsive media player: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a method of adjusting an output of a media player comprising capturing an ambient audio signal; processing the ambient audio signal to determine whether one or more characteristic forms are present within the ambient audio signal; and reducing an output of a media... Agent: Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & Mcivor, LLP

20070189548 - Method of adjusting linear parameters of a parametric ultrasonic signal to reduce non-linearities in decoupled audio output waves and system including same: A method and system of producing a parametric ultrasonic wave to be decoupled in air to create a decoupled audio wave that closely corresponds to an audio input signal. The method is comprised of ascertaining 402 a linear response over a predefined frequency range of an acoustic output of an... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20070189549 - Audio system for a passenger aircraft and method for controlling same: An audio system for an aircraft passenger cabin and a method for controlling such an audio system for providing passengers with information programmes, in which multiple loudspeakers are each disposed at a predefined loudspeaker location in the aircraft cabin, and an audio signal having at least one audio channel is... Agent: Perman & Green

20070189550 - Panel acoustic contributions examination: A system for analyzing noise sources correlates the sound pressure level value at any field point to the acoustic energy directly flowing out of any individual panel of a vibrating structure. This acoustic energy flow or acoustic intensity depicts how sound radiates and in which direction a sound wave propagates... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20070189551 - Audio signal processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and audio signal processing program: An audio signal processing apparatus includes: a division section that divides at least two or more channel audio signals into components in a plurality of frequency bands; a phase difference calculation section that calculates a phase difference between the two or more channel audio signals at each the frequency band;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070189553 - Cylindrically shaped stage monitor: An aesthetically pleasing stage monitor system is provided. Such a stage monitor system can include a drum frame having mounts that can allow for a stand to hold the stage monitor in a desired position. Inside of the drum frame, a woofer, a tweeter and electronic components can be mounted.... Agent: Galasso & Associates Lp

20070189554 - Audio speaker including impedance matching circuit: An audio speaker (10) including an electrical circuit that is interconnected within the speaker circuitry within the speaker enclosure (14) to selectively alter the resistance of the speaker (10), such as from 4 ohms to 8 ohms. It therefore allows the owner to use the speaker as a replacement speaker... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Offices

20070189556 - Condenser microphone and method of producing the same: A condenser microphone with a novel structure has a stack of an electronic circuit board (16a), a backplate substrate (13a) having a backplate (14), a spacer (10a), and a diaphragm support frame (1a) supporting a diaphragm (2) so that the diaphragm faces the backplate across the spacer. The outer contours... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070189555 - Electret condenser: An electric condenser includes a fixed film 110 including a conductive film 118 to be an upper electrode, a vibrating film 112 including a lower electrode 104 and a silicon oxide film 105 to be an electric film, and a silicon oxide film 108 provided between the fixed film 110... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070189557 - Audio speaker having a tweeter capable of continuous rotation: An audio speaker contains a tweeter capable of continuous rotation, where the audio speaker contains the tweeter and an axis mount assembly. The tweeter is removably connected to the axis mount assembly. The audio speaker also contains a first connection member capable of maintaining electrical communication with the axis mount... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20070189558 - Electret condenser microphone: An electret condenser microphone includes: a substrate 13 in which an opening 25 is formed; an electret condenser 50 connected to one face of the substrate 13 so as to close the opening 25 and having an acoustic hole 12 and a cavity 2; a drive circuit element 15 connected... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070189559 - Electrostatic loudspeaker systems and methods: Embodiments of an electrostatic loudspeaker utilize first and second stators and a diaphragm disposed therebetween, each of the stators and the diaphragm having an electrically conductive portion, wherein the conductive portions of the first stators are electrically coupled to each other; the conductive portions of the second stators are electrically... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20070189560 - Sound generator module, sound generating structure, and electronic device utilizing the same: A piezoelectric sound generator module is provided which has a reduced thickness and superior mountability while ensuring good sound pressure characteristics. A sound generating structure and an electronic device, each utilizing the sound generator module, are also provided. The sound generator module has a structure in which a holding member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070189561 - Method and system for providing hearing assistance to a user: There is provided a method for providing assistance to a user (101), comprising capturing audio signals by a microphone arrangement (26) and transmitting the audio signals by a transmission unit (102) via a wireless audio link (107) to a receiver unit (103), analyzing the audio signals by a classification unit... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes

20070189562 - Contact-less electric switch: A contact-less electric switch applied to an electric device includes a detector and controlling circuits. The detector including a microphone is used for detecting waves through the microphone and generating an electrical signal accordingly. The controlling circuits are connected with the electric device and the detector for receiving the electrical... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20070189563 - Hearing aid with tuned microphone cavity: A hearing aid comprises a microphone that receives incident sound waves from one or more sources external to the hearing aid, and converts the sound waves into electronic signals; a circuit that amplifies the electronic signals; a receiver that converts the amplified electronic signals into amplified sound waves; and a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070189564 - System comprising an automated tool and appertaining method for hearing aid design: A system and appertaining method are provided for electronically detailing an impression of an ear canal of a patient. A digitized geometric model of the impression is created, and a software tool is utilized to determine a bony part or canal direction, as well as first and second bends of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20070189565 - Portable storage container with cable management functionality and a method for managing cables of a portable storage container: There is provided a portable storage container with cable management functionality, including: a case constructed from a rigid material with a first extent and a second extent in an adjacent relationship therewith, the first and second extent each defining an interior space for the placement of at least one speaker... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20070189566 - Speaker apparatus: A speaker apparatus includes a speaker, a tubular duct extended in order to make the sound generated in the inside of the cabinet of the speaker get to the vicinity of the listener's ears and a support mechanism that rotatably supports the tubular duct in order to bring the front... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070189567 - Enclosure for acoustic insulation of an apparatus contained within said enclosure: The acoustic vibrations most disturbing the processes in the apparatus within the enclosure are caused by standing acoustic waves within the enclosure with frequencies in the range between 50 Hz and 1000 Hz. These acoustic waves are efficiently damped by the provision of a block of acoustic absorbing material adjacent... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg

20070189568 - Elastomeric shield for miniature microphones: An elastic shield comprising an acoustic channel having a sound inlet and a sound outlet, and a hollow portion being adapted to at least partly surround a miniature microphone, or alternatively, arranged to follow an outer contour of a miniature microphone. The present invention further relates to a miniature microphone... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20070189569 - Insert earphone using a moving coil driver: Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in an insert earphone assembly. The insert earphone assembly may comprise a housing and a transducer located in the housing. The transducer may be for converting electrical signals received into sound energy. The insert earphone apparatus may further comprise an insert element.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20070189570 - Earphone device: An earphone device includes a housing having a driver unit, and a sound guide tube mounted on a front surface of the housing to protrude from the front surface, in which the sound guide tube is disposed at a position deviated from a center position of the housing.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070189574 - Electroacoustic transducing device: The invention relates to an electroacoustic transducing device in which a sound generated by an electroacoustic transducer to be incorporated in a case of a portable electronic apparatus is emitted through a sound hole disposed in a side face of the case and situated on a lateral side of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070189572 - Loudspeaker system for acoustic instruments and method therefor: A speaker cabinet including at least one bass speaker having a voice coil aligned by a magnetic fluid without a ‘spider’ and having an anodised metal cone, and at least one further speaker having a thin conductive membrane, and having integrated preamplifiers and at least one power amplifier, for use... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20070189571 - Loudspeaker with undulated membrane: Loudspeaker provided with a frame (101), a membrane (103) and a drive unit (105). The membrane has an outer circumferential edge (104a) suspended from the frame and an inner circumferential edge (104b). The drive unit has a stationary part (106a) secured to the frame and a translatable part (106b) provided... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070189573 - Speaker and speaker unit: The present invention is to provide a speaker having desirable sound characteristics with a smaller size, and a speaker unit having the speaker. The speaker unit has the speaker and an attachment unit. The speaker has a case, a magnetic circuit, a diaphragm, and a passage. A first chamber is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070189575 - Speaker unit: A speaker unit of the present invention includes a frame made of a synthetic resin, inside which a voice coil is disposed in a space between a pole piece and a yoke. A diaphragm is coupled to the voice coil. A pair of lead wires extending from the voice coil... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20070189576 - Evenly elastically deformable damper for speaker: An evenly elastically deformable damper for speaker is disclosed to include a damper body of a plain weave fabric having elastic warp wires and weft wires intercrossed in X and Y directions and a center through hole cut through the top and bottom surfaces and bonded to a voice coil,... Agent: Yen-chen Chan

20070189577 - Ferrofluid centered voice coil speaker: An audio speaker has a driver unit having a support frame with a central portion forming a magnetic structure defining an annular gap around a central magnetic post, a vibration system having a diaphragm and a voice coil, the voice coil is attached to one side of the diaphragm where... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

08/09/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list RSS, inventions by patent category

20070183602 - Method and synthesizing impulse response and method for creating reverberation: An impulse response synthesis method is carried out by a dispersion calculation process for calculating a dispersion of phase characteristics in association with a given room based on a volume of the room, a degree of sound absorption of the room, and a distance between a sound source and a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20070183605 - Method of controlling output of ultrasonic speaker, ultrasonic speaker system, and display device: A method of controlling an output of an ultrasonic speaker that reproduces audible-frequency-band signal sounds by modulating carrier waves with audible-frequency-band signal waves output from a signal source and driving an ultrasonic transducer with the modulated waves includes: dividing the audible-frequency-band signal waves into a plurality of frequency bands; separately... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)

20070183601 - Method, device, encoder apparatus, decoder apparatus and audio system: Method for processing a stereo signal comprising: Encoding á N-channel audio signal in a stereo signal (Lo, Ro) and spatial parameters (wl, wr), processing the stereo signal using the spatial parameters for generating a processed stereo signal (low, Row). The matrix of the processed stereo signal can be discribed as... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070183603 - Generation of customised three dimensional sound effects for individuals: A system for customising the synthesis and generation of spatial hearing in virtual auditory space (VAS) for individual listeners includes a measuring ruler (12) and a digital processing unit (DPU) (14) to which the ruler (12) is connected. The ruler (12) is used for measuring various physical dimensions of the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20070183604 - Response to anomalous acoustic environments: Methods and system are described for monitoring an environment. Acoustic data collected from microphones distributed within the environment are received. Sound sources are identified from the received acoustic data as generative of sound detected by the microphones. An acoustic scene of the environment is characterized by application of acoustic-scene characterization... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070183606 - Low sound attenuating hearing protection device with filter arrangement: A hearing protection device including a sound attenuating portion configured to be disposed within an ear canal of a user to obstruct a passage of sound, a channel formed through the sound attenuating portion configured to allow sound to pass through the sound attenuating portion when the portion is disposed... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070183607 - Directional listening device: A directional listening device includes a reflector having a central axis, a microphone pointing toward the reflector and positioned along the central axis, and a collimator or shield surrounding the microphone and aligned with the reflector for improved directionality. The device also includes a laser pointing away from the reflector... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20070183608 - Method and system for processing sound signals: The invention describes a method for processing sound signals for a surround left channel (SL) and a surround right channel (SR). Thereby, a continually varying delay between the resulting signals of the surround right (SR) and surround left channels (SL) is generated. Furthermore the invention describes a delay management unit,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070183609 - Hearing aid system without mechanical and acoustic feedback: The present invention relates to a hearing aid system which comprises a microphone earpiece on a first ear of a hearing impaired individual for receiving audio input signals, a portable signal process unit for processing the signals for clarity and fidelity of the sound, and a receiver earpiece on a... Agent: Lin Yu

20070183610 - System and method for adaptive microphone matching in a hearing aid: A directional hearing aid (100) comprising at least two microphones (201, 202) has means (200) for matching differences in amplitude and phase between the two microphones (201, 202). The microphone matching means (200) compare differences between measured transfer functions of the microphone signal paths at a number of frequencies during... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070183612 - Connector system for receivers of hearing devices: The present invention provides a hearing device comprising a first component (10) with a housing (11) comprising at least one electronic module, said housing (11) being adapted to be carried outside of or at the human body and a second component (20) to be inserted either partially or fully into... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070183611 - Hearing device with locking system for connectors: The present invention provides a hearing device with locking apparatus comprising a first component (10) with a housing (11) being adapted to be carried outside of or at the human body, a second component (20) to be inserted either partially or fully into an ear canal of a human body... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070183613 - Self forming in-the-ear hearing aid with conical stent: A hearing aid body is provided that contains electronic hearing aid components and that is attachable to the user's body outside the ear canal. A conduit connects the hearing aid body to the flexible plug. The conduit enables sound emitted by the hearing aid to travel via the conduit to... Agent: Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC

20070183614 - Battery contact for a hearing apparatus: A hearing device or another hearing apparatus is to be made smaller in terms of its dimensions. It is proposed for this purpose to develop a battery contact at least in one section as an induction coil. The current produced by the battery can thus compensate for an interference field... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20070183615 - Ear canal device retention means: The invention regards an ear canal device and a retainer strip, whereby the ear canal device has a distal part for extending into the ear canal and facing the tympanic membrane and a proximal part extending towards the ear canal opening, wherein the proximal part of the ear canal device... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20070183616 - Headset terminal with rear stability strap: A headset adapted to be positioned on a head includes a headband assembly for spanning across the head of a user. An earcup assembly is coupled proximate one end of the headband assembly. A power source assembly is coupled proximate the other end of the headband assembly. A flexible stabilizing... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20070183617 - Audio reproducing system and method thereof: An audio reproducing system includes a pair of speaker units, a mounting unit for mounting the pair of speaker units, without being attached to a baffle board, to the vicinity of a listener's ears in a manner such that sounds emitted from the front and back of a diaphragm of... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20070183618 - Moving object equipped with ultra-directional speaker: An ultra-directional speaker having a modulator 33 for modulating an ultrasonic carrier signal with an input electric signal from an audible sound signal source, and an emitter 44 for emitting an output of the modulator 33 is mounted in a moving object 1 having a target tracking system for sensing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070183619 - Speaker: A speaker is disclosed in which a split resonance of a diaphragm main body and a natural resonance of an edge are controlled, achieving a high sound quality while realizing a weight reduction. A diaphragm is composed of a diaphragm main body and an edge. An outer peripheral part of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070183620 - Selectable impedance, constant efficiency electromagnetic transducer: An electromagnetic transducer such as an audio speaker, having three or more voice coils disposed in one or more magnetic air gaps. The voice coils can be combined in any permutation of series/parallel connections, to select any one of a predetermined set of impedance values for the transducer. Optionally, the... Agent: Richard Calderwood

20070183621 - Diaphragm for tweeter: A diaphragm for tweeter is made of loosened and arbitrarily oriented carbon fiber pieces, or a mixture of such loosened and arbitrarily oriented carbon fiber pieces and a predetermined amount of organic or inorganic fibers, which are processed to form a paper-like or non-woven fabric-like thin sheet having a final... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

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20070177741 - Batteryless noise canceling headphones, audio device and methods for use therewith: Batteryless noise canceling headphones include a first earpiece having a first speaker for providing a first audio output to a first ear of a user in response to a first audio output signal, and having a first microphone element for converting a first ambient audio input at the first ear... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20070177742 - Acoustic compliance adjuster: A speaker arrangement is described, suitable for improving the sound quality of a small size first speaker. The arrangement comprises a cavity, to which the first speaker is acoustically coupled. A second speaker is also acoustically coupled to the cavity, and the first and second speakers are excited in phase... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab

20070177743 - Audio level control: A device (1) is arranged for controlling the sound levels of a group of audio channels including a user selected main channel (MC) and at least one auxiliary channel (AC1; AC2). The audio channels can be rendered simultaneously. The device comprises automatic level adjustment means (12, 13) for adjusting the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070177744 - Automatic volume limiter for portable audio devices: A proximity detector on an audio device to limits the output level when a person's head is detected nearby. Although other detection schemes are anticipated, such a proximity detector may rely upon optical, acoustic, or radio-frequency energy.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20070177745 - Tube amp simulator: The following components are connected in parallel: a capacitor, a resistor and a diode. In a typical application, to one end of the combination one may connect the signal from an electric guitar's pickup. The other end of the combination is connected to the input of a guitar amp, generally... Agent: Robert Kunstadt

20070177746 - Panel type speaker: A panel type speaker according to the present invention includes an exciter having bimorph type beams which are made of a piezoelectric material and in each of which a flexural oscillation is excited, and a beam holding part for holding the beams, and a diaphragm which is attached to the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20070177747 - Piezoelectric acoustic element, acoustic device, and portable terminal device: A piezoelectric acoustic element 1 of the present invention comprising a hollow casing 5 having a opening 3, a piezoelectric element 7 that is disposed in said casing 5 and bends when a voltage is applied thereto, and diaphragm 8 provided at the opening 3 of said casing 5; wherein... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20070177748 - Earphone structure: An earphone structure comprises a housing body and a cover body combined therewith. A first speaker, a second speaker and a hood body are respectively combined to the inside and the outside of said cover body. The central axes of the first speaker and the second speaker are respectively pointed... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell

20070177749 - Hearing aid circuit with integrated switch and battery: A hearing aid includes a circuit board having a battery affixed thereon and a switch that utilizes a portion of the circuit board as a portion of the switch. The battery is permanently affixed to the circuit board in at least one location and at least a portion of the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070177750 - Hearing aid and a method of assembling a hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a shell (104) manufactured by a rapid prototyping process, so as to include a first part customized to adapt it to the shape of the ear canal of a user, and a second part that defines an aperture; an electronics module; and a plug (200) with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070177751 - Integrated electro acoustic equipment with portable compact construction for sound applications: The present invention refers to an integrated electro acoustic equipment, characterised by the fact that it uses the parallelepiped case of the main loudspeaker for low frequencies, suitably provided with wheels for easier handling and transportation, as structure to contain all components of the equipment—such as audio mixer, power unit... Agent: Armstrong Kratz Quintos Hanson & Brooks

20070177752 - Microphone apparatus with increased directivity: A microphone assembly includes a housing including at least one first tube in communication with at least one first cavity, at least one second tube in communication with at least one second cavity, one third tube in communication with at least one third cavity, and at least one microphone element... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff

20070177753 - Earphone with leakage control and device therefor: The invention relates to an earphone (1) with leakage control, which can be switched between states with and without leakage to adapt the earphone to different listening situations. The leakage of the earphone may be enabled and disabled automatically in dependence of the sound source and/or may be controlled manually... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab

20070177754 - Speaker grille attachment system: A speaker grille attachment system for a loudspeaker securely and easily attaches a speaker grille to the speaker as well as attains an improved aesthetic effect by hiding components used for the attachment. The attachment system includes a plurality of fastening members, a plurality of clamp hole pieces each having... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20070177756 - Thermal management system for loudspeaker having internal heat sink and vented top plate: A thermal management system promotes cooling effects of a loudspeaker. The thermal management system includes an internal heat sink having a tubular shape and mounted between a pole piece and a magnet of the loudspeaker, the internal heat sink having pleat portions to form a plurality of air passages on... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20070177755 - Thermal management system for speaker system having vented frame for establishing air passages: A thermal management system improves thermal property of the speaker system by promoting air circulation to cool the speaker system. The thermal management system includes a speaker frame, an air guide formed on the speaker frame for guiding the air, a ventilation slit formed on the air guide which penetrates... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20070177757 - Loudspeaker: Voice coil body of a loudspeaker is provided at the outer circumferential wall surface with a supporting section. Diameter of the inner circumference of suspension holder is greater than outer diameter of the voice coil body while diameter of the inner circumference of diaphragm is greater than diameter of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070177758 - Loudspeaker cone including plated fabric: A loudspeaker cone including a plated fabric is provided. The material of the loudspeaker cone is produced by laminating an interweaved plated fabric, and a light-weight and tough cloth together, and then a loudspeaker cone is produced by molding the material of the loudspeaker cone under high temperature and high... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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