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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080025520 - Volume controlling technique: A gain switching unit receives each of plural gain control data at a different timing, and repeats that process until a switching instruction data is received. Upon receipt of the switching instruction data, the gain switching unit, based on the plural gain control data received so far, switches at an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080025522 - Receiver system and method for transmitting information for an otological device: The invention relates to a receiver system for an otological device. The receiver system has an oscillation receiver to receive a carrier signal with a carrier frequency. The receiver system is designed to change a receive frequency for the carrier signal. The receiver system has a frequency regulator which is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080025523 - System and method for noise canceling in a mobile phone headset accessory: Disclosed is a system, method, and computer program product for canceling ambient noise in a portable mobile communications device that is coupled with a standard non-noise canceling headset assembly. The portable mobile communications device receives detected ambient noise from the headset assembly microphone and creates a noise canceling ambient noise... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Semc

20080025524 - Double hearing protection device: A double hearing protection system is disclosed. The earplug portion of the system contains a tether attachment mechanism that may be selectively attached to the interior of a circumaural hearing protector designed with the mating attachment. The tether retracts into the earcup when both the earplug and circumaural hearing protector... Agent: Roberts, Mardula & Wertheim, LLC

20080025525 - Method for controlling volume of earphone: A method for controlling volume of an earphone is disclosed. The method includes first detecting if a sensor in the earphone is triggered, and then a counter begins to count the time when the sensor is triggered. The counting value of the counter represents an operating time of the earphone.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080025526 - Vehicle-mounted audio device and automobile: The present invention provides a vehicle-mounted audio device including a casing, a tuner, an audio output unit, a housing chamber, an opening of the housing chamber, a housing, a lock mechanism, and a casing connector. The tuner is disposed in the casing. The audio output unit is for amplifying and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080025528 - Noise reduction system: A noise reduction system is used in a BTSC system to reduce noise of an audio signal. The noise reduction system has an audio spectral compressing unit that has a filter and a memory in the approach of the digital processing. The filter is arranged to filter an input signal... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080025519 - Binaural rendering using subband filters: Transfer functions like Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTF) needed for binaural rendering are implemented efficiently by a subband-domain filter structure. In one implementation, amplitude, fractional-sample delay and phase-correction filters are arranged in cascade with one another and applied to subband signals that represent spectral content of an audio signal in... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20080025518 - Sound image localization control apparatus: An audio signal high frequency component controlled in terms of directivity is reproduced, or an audio signal high frequency component compensated in terms of frequency characteristic or controlled in terms of directivity is reproduced, such that the reflected sound comes from a direction in which the high frequency component is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080025521 - Impulse response measurement method and device: A method, device, system, program and recording medium for impulse response measurement which can improve a measurement accuracy without lowering the S/N ratio over the whole range, from lower frequencies to higher frequencies, of a measuring signal are provided. A signal generation unit (21) of a device for impulse response... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080025527 - Feedback reduction system: The present invention relates to a method for processing a microphone signal and a system for audio signal processing with feedback reduction. The method comprises processing the microphone signal by an adaptive feedback suppression filtering means; processing the microphone signal by an adaptive feedback compensation filtering means; and wherein the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080025529 - Adjusting the volume of an audio element responsive to a user scrolling through a browser window: A scroll-based volume controller detects a user selection to scroll through a browser window loaded with data comprising at least one display element, wherein an audio element is associated with the display element and wherein the size of the displayable data is larger than the display area of the browser... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo

20080025530 - Method and apparatus for normalizing sound playback loudness: A method and apparatus for limiting an audio signal by establishing a maximum magnitude level that is responsive to a volume control and limiting a reproduced sound to that maximum allowable magnitude level. Limiting circuitry may include analog and digital solutions and may be executed through soft-limiting, hard-limiting, or a... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20080025531 - Microphone amplifier: With a microphone amplifier using an operational amplifier, there has been a problem that a sensitivity of the condenser microphone is reduced by an influence of a parasitic capacitance generated at an input terminal of the operational amplifier. This invention offers a microphone amplifier having a condenser microphone that converts... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080025532 - Microphone case and condenser microphone: A microphone case includes: a plastic basic frame including a space for housing an electro-acoustic transducing unit; a plastic substrate for closing an opening of the space, the plastic substrate being bonded to the basic frame; conductive layers provided on the bonding surfaces of the basic frame and the substrate... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20080025533 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker comprises the casing (22) of a portable electronic device, having mounted thereon a sound generating element (21) which may be a transparent cover for a display. The sound generating element (21) is driven to generate sound by a piezoelectric actuator (1) extending along a sector of a circle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080025534 - Method and system for producing a binaural impression using loudspeakers: The invention relates to a method and device for reproducing sound from a first input audio signal (1) using a plurality of first loudspeakers (4) and producing a target binaural impression to a listener (6) within a listening area (55). In order to decrease the sensibility of the reproduction of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080025535 - Provisioning and streaming media to wireless speakers from fixed and mobile media sources and clients: Embodiments include system architectures and processes for handling the provisioning, management and control of media renderers. A plurality of media renderers are organized into a plurality of zones. Provisioning is performed dynamically as mobile media sources move between zones. Media renderers are dynamically detected, resources are allocated, and the system... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20080025536 - Hearing device for musicians: There is described a hearing device especially for musicians. For this purpose a hearing device is proposed, in whose housing a music device is integrated with which tones or signals can be emitted via the signal processor and the loudspeaker to the hearing device wearer. This music device can, for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080025537 - Hearing aid with radio frequency indentification receiver for switching a transmission characteristic: The invention relates to a hearing aid with a sound receiver for generating a microphone signal representing a sound wave received and a sound generator for generating a sound depending on a power signal received. The hearing aid has a transmission unit which on the input side is connected to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080025538 - Sound enhancement for audio devices based on user-specific audio processing parameters: Various embodiments are disclosed relating to sound enhancement for wireless audio devices. A technique may include determining one or more user-specific audio processing parameters, receiving an RF signal from a first wireless device, demodulating the received RF signal to obtain an audio signal, processing the audio signal based on the... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Intellevate

20080025539 - Otological device having a holding device for a tragus: The invention relates to an otological device, for example, a hearing aid or a tinnitus masker, to be worn in the area of a listener's ear. The otological device is designed to be worn at least partially attached to the tragus of a listener's ear. The otological device comprises an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080025540 - Hearing device system with a receptacle for a control element: To enable the manufacturing of a hearing device system to be simplified, the inventive hearing device system comprises a housing with a housing element which features a receptacle for a control element, with the receptacle being embodied in such a way that a movable part of the control element is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080025541 - Behind-the-ear type hearing aid: A behind-the-ear type hearing aid which can improve a fit to a user includes a hearing aid main body and a tube for introducing sound output from the hearing aid main body to an external auditory meatus. The tube is comprised of a connector portion, and a tube portion having... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20080025543 - Earphone: An earphone with adjustable impedance is provided. The earphone mainly includes an earphone body, a communication line, an earphone plug, an alter switch and an adjustable impedance unit used for adjusting an impedance of the earphone. The adjustable impedance unit is connected between the earphone plug and the earphone body... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080025542 - Mobile apparatus including speaker in sealed sound space, and method of assembling the mobile apparatus: A mobile apparatus includes a main body; a wall forming part of an enclosure forming a sound space in the main body, the wall having an opening therein; a speaker disposed in the sound space; a signal line connected to the speaker and passing through the opening in the wall;... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080025544 - Portable cooler and audio console: A cooler and digital audio console combines the benefits of a digital audio player and a cooler in one container. The cooler and digital audio console includes a cooler body having an interior cooler body, insulation surrounding the cooler body, and an exterior layer surrounding the insulation. The cooler includes... Agent: King & Spalding, LLP

20080025545 - Apparatus comprising a directionality-enhanced acoustic sensor: An apparatus and method for discriminating a directional component of a propagating pressure wave using an array of operatively-coupled displacement sensors are disclosed. In accordance with the illustrative embodiment, each displacement sensor in the array comprises two parallel layers, at least one of which is movable. The output signal of... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20080025546 - Dual microphone assembly for mask: A microphone assembly including two microphones is usable in connection with a mask of the type worn by someone wearing a protective mask or respirator. The two microphones may share a common pass-through. The output signals of the two microphones may share one or more conductors in the pass-through. One... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20080025547 - Speaker device for mobile terminal: A speaker device for use in a mobile terminal includes a speaker frame with a speaker unit mounted therein, and a frame cover provided at the rear side of the speaker frame to form a resonance space between the speaker frame and the frame cover. Sound that is output in... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20080025548 - Audio information support system: The present invention provides an audio information support system comprising an image display device (1) which shows an image, an audio output device (2) which outputs an electromagnetic wave modulated by audio information toward any given positions in the image shown on the image display device (1), and an audio... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20080025549 - Methods and apparatus for providing a heat sink for a loudspeaker: A heat sink for a loudspeaker assembly includes: a housing of generally toroidal shape defining an interior portion and an exterior portion; and a plurality of fins extending from within the interior portion of the housing to, and at least partially over, the exterior portion of the housing.... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20080025550 - Magnetic membrane suspension: An electro-acoustic transducer has a membrane comprises a folded or curved sheet of film material. A frame supports the membrane in at least an upper end thereof. A resilient suspension connects the upper ends of the membrane to the frame. A driver system is attached to the frame and the... Agent: O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.

20080025551 - Variable impedance voice coil loudspeaker: A variable-impedance electro acoustic transducer having multiple voice coils is disclosed. In one implementation, the loudspeaker includes a coil former around which three coils are wound, and a switch in communication with two of the coils such that when the switch is in a first position the loudspeaker has a... Agent: The Eclipse Group

20080025552 - Magnetic circuit for speaker device and speaker device: A magnetic circuit for a speaker device includes: a yoke which has magnetism and has a center pole formed into a column shape; and plural flat plate-shaped magnets which are uniformly arranged around the center pole and form a magnetic gap with the center pole. Each of the magnets is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080019533 - Audio signal processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and program: An audio signal processing apparatus includes a localization direction detector that detects localization directions of two-channel input audio signals, a localization direction distribution calculator that calculates a distribution of the localization directions detected by the localization direction detector, a gain table information recording unit that records gain table information defining... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080019538 - Method and apparatus for removing periodic noise pulses in an audio signal: A method for removing periodic noise pulses from a continuous audio signal generated in a pressurized air delivery system includes the steps of: detecting, in a time-windowed segment of the continuous audio signal generated in the pressurized air delivery system, a plurality of the periodic noise pulses having a pulse... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20080019539 - Method and system for near-end detection: A system (200) and method (400) for near-end detection of voice (107) in speakerphone mode is provided. The method can include determining (402) a convergence of an adaptive filter (220), determining (404) a dissimilarity between an autocorrelation (311) of an echo estimate (244) and an autocorrelation (312) of a microphone... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20080019531 - Audio signal processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and audio signal processing program: An audio signal processing apparatus includes an examining unit and a generating unit. The examining unit examines, in each frequency band and at each localization angle, volume of an audio signal of two or more channels. The generating unit generates, on the basis of the examination result supplied from the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080019532 - System and method using the pilot frequency from a positive feedback pilot system to improve second loop convergence for a feedforward amplifier: A method for controlling alignment of a control loop in an amplifier system includes generating a pilot signal and injecting the pilot signal into the amplifier system. Any uncanceled pilot signal is detected at an output of the control loop. A frequency of the generated pilot signal is detected and... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20080019534 - Apparatus and method for providing data in a multi-renderer system: An apparatus for providing data for wave field synthesis rendering in a wave field synthesis system with plurality of renderer modules, at least one loudspeaker being associated with each renderer module, and the loudspeakers associated with the renderer modules being attachable at different positions in a reproduction room, includes a... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmerman , Stockeller & Zinkler

20080019535 - Reverberation adjusting apparatus, reverberation correcting method, and sound reproducing system: The present invention provides a sound reproducing system capable of accurately analyzing a reverberation characteristic of amplified sound including an arrival direction of a reverberation component, which is more natural, and has higher realistic sensation. A surround system 100 has a speaker system 130, a signal processing apparatus 120 for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080019536 - Method and a device for treating noise on board an aircraft: e

20080019537 - Multi-channel periodic signal enhancement system: A multi-channel signal enhancement system reinforces signal content and improves the signal-to-noise ratio of a multi-channel signal. The system detects, tracks, and reinforces non-stationary periodic signal components of a multi-channel signal. The periodic signal components of the signal may represent vowel sounds or other voiced sounds. The system may detect,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080019540 - Electret microphone circuit: Microphones are used in acoustically insulated masks to prevent the speaker's voice from being overheard by others. Frequently, the microphone provides an input to speech recognition software. The environment inside the mask is often humid and the speaker's mouth is in close proximity to the microphone. The shape of the... Agent: Mike Powell

20080019541 - Data recording apparatus, data recording method, and data recording program: The present invention provides a data recording apparatus, a data recording method, and a data recording program. This data recording apparatus includes: a section identification block configured to, in mixed data mixingly formed by a music part and another part different from the music part, identify a music part section... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080019542 - Actuator systems for oral-based appliances: Actuator systems for oral-based appliances utilizing transducers which are attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a dental or oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such oral appliances may be a custom-made device which receives incoming sounds and transmits the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20080019543 - Silicon microphone and manufacturing method therefor: In a silicon microphone, a corrugation is formed in a conductive layer between a center portion forming a diaphragm and a periphery, wherein the corrugation is formed on an imaginary line connecting a plurality of supports formed in a circumferential direction of the conductive layer, whereby it is possible to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20080019545 - Piezoelectric microphone: Provided is a piezoelectric microphone. The piezoelectric microphone includes a plurality of cells each having a lower electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and an upper electrode. The cells can be arranged on a protection layer in various patterns. Since the piezoelectric microphone includes the plurality of cells, the voltage level of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080019544 - Piezoelectric speaker and method for manufacturing the same: A piezoelectric speaker comprises a plurality of diaphragms, connecting components, and piezoelectric elements. The plurality of diaphragms are each formed by a laminated material in which a core layer made of an insulating material is laminated to skin layers each made of a conductive material so as to form the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080019546 - High efficiency converter providing switching amplifier bias: An audio amplifier system having improved power efficiency by wasting less power in its bias voltage circuit. An amplifier provides a voice signal to a first (+) input of a loudspeaker and a high efficiency converter provides a bias voltage to a second (−) input of the loudspeaker. In multi-loudspeaker... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080019547 - Learning by provocation: To improve the adjustment of the settings of a hearing aid or a hearing instrument respectively, a method is proposed according to which at least one setting of the hearing aid or instrument respectively for a particular acoustic environment is changed or deviated from the actual setting without any preceding... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080019548 - System and method for utilizing omni-directional microphones for speech enhancement: Systems and methods for utilizing inter-microphone level differences (ILD) to attenuate noise and enhance speech are provided. In exemplary embodiments, primary and secondary acoustic signals are received by omni-directional microphones, and converted into primary and secondary electric signals. A differential microphone array module processes the electric signals to determine a... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20080019549 - Soft in-the-ear insert: An in-the-ear plug-like insert to introduce and hold a sound signal or acoustic signal guiding and/or producing element or device respectively comprises an acoustic signal and/or sound signal output opening including portion at least partially consisting of an elastic or soft material, which portion further comprises integrated cerumen protection means,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080019550 - Reproducing apparatus and method for automatically converting output mode based on movements of casing: A reproducing apparatus for automatically converting an output mode based on movements of a casing, and methods thereof. A reproducing apparatus having a first and a second casings includes an internal output unit outputting at least one of reproduced audio and video; an external output unit outputting at least one... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080019551 - Sound receiver: A sound receiver includes a casing having multiple cavities which house multiple microphones and through which sound waves are received. A first sound wave is directly received by microphones. A second sound wave is reflected by an inner wall of the cavities and changes in phase corresponding to the material... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080019552 - Personal audio device accessory: A personal audio device accessory includes a collar having a semi-circular back portion and two side members extending from the semi-circular back portion. The side members form an opening to enable the collar to be placed around a user's neck. A mounting clip is coupled to the semi-circular back portion... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20080019553 - headset: A headset (1, 10, 30) e.g. for use in connection with wireless communication by means of Bluetooth technology in connection with mobile telephones, PSTN telephones and the like, which comprises a housing (2, 3, 11, 28) with a transducer (5, 12, 27) in the form of a speaker, as well... Agent: Michael B. Lasky Altera Law Group

20080019555 - 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: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20080019554 - In-ear earphone: An in-ear earphone for providing high fidelity sound to the ear and having a housing with a receiver bay, at least one speaker positioned in the receiver bay, a flexible acoustical seal configured for insertion into the user's ear canal, a removable treble stem having a stepped opening therethrough configured... Agent: Dorothy S. Morse

20080019556 - Tactilely identifiable earphones: The present invention is directed to earphone apparatus having a first earphone and a second earphone. The apparatus also includes a distinguishing mechanism for distinguishing the first earphone from the second earphone by the touch of a user.... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP

20080019557 - Headset with fit adjustments and magnetic accessories: A headset which includes a metal or metallic housing to which various accessory components can be attached. These components can include an ear loop, a necklace for the holding of the headset while not being worn on the ear, an external mount, and other components. The components include a magnet... Agent: Michael A. Guth

20080019558 - Full range planar magnetic transducers and arrays thereof: Contemplated planar magnetic transducers include a magnet and diaphragm arrangement such that substantially homogenous vertical and high horizontal magnetic flux density is realized in the inter-magnet space. Most preferably, the diaphragm is a tensioned polymer membrane in which the voice coil covers a significant portion of the active portion of... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080013743 - Stereo decoding system capable of reducing the phase shift during the signal transforming: A stereo decoding system comprises an oscillator, a bandpass filter, a PLL unit and a stereo decoder. The oscillator generates a first signal with a center frequency. The bandpass filter receives a stereo multiplexed signal and the first signal to filter out a pilot signal. The PLL unit receives the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080013744 - Hearing device and method for supplying audio signals to a user wearing such hearing device: There is provided a hearing system comprising: a hearing device to be worn at or in a user's ear for supplying audio signals to said user and comprising a sound attenuation portion for attenuating ambient sound before reaching the user's ear, means for producing audio signals at a controlled level,... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes

20080013745 - Automatic volume control for audio signals: A technique is provided for automatically adjusting the volume, or magnitude, of an audio signal. The technique includes calculating an average power associated with a segment of an input audio signal, determining whether the average power is greater than an estimated signal level associated with one or more previously-processed segments... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Intellevate

20080013747 - Digital stethoscope and monitoring instrument: An electronic stethoscope includes a microphone; an accelerometer to detect stethoscope movement; a processor coupled to the microphone and the accelerometer; and a speaker coupled to the processor to reproduce a biological sound.... Agent: Tran & Associates

20080013748 - Electronic device capable of switching between different operational modes via external microphone: An electronic device comprises a body, a first microphone, and a second microphone. The first microphone is disposed in the body. The second microphone is detachably connected to the body. The first and second microphones constitute a microphone array to receive sound from a predetermined direction when the second microphone... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080013749 - Voice coder with two microphone system and strategic microphone placement to deter obstruction for a digital communication device: The present invention provides a voice coder for voice communication that employs a multi-microphone system as part of an improved approach to enhancing signal quality and improving the signal to noise ratio for such voice communications, where there is a special relationship between the position of a first microphone and... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.c

20080013742 - Analog transmit crosstalk canceller: An analog transmit side crosstalk cancellation system is disclosed which is located at or near the connector of a communication channel, cable, or backplane. When configured as a connector, multiple signal paths are provided within the cancellation system. Input nodes and output nodes provide access into the connector of a... Agent: Weide & Miller - Mindspeed

20080013741 - Audio enhancement system: A stereo enhancement system processes the difference signal component generated from a pair of left and right input signals to create a broadened stereo image reproduced through a pair of speakers or through a surround sound system. Processing of the difference signal component occurs through equalization characterized by amplification of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080013746 - Apparatus and method for simulating a wave field synthesis system: For simulating a wave field synthesis system, an audio scene description defining a temporal sequence of audio objects is provided, an audio object having an audio file for a virtual source or a reference to the audio file and information on a source position of the virtual source. Furthermore, an... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmerman , Stockeller & Zinkler

20080013750 - Sound signal processing apparatus and sound signal processing method: A sound signal processing apparatus and a sound signal processing method divide an input signal into a low frequency signal output (11) and a high frequency signal output (10), and delay only the high frequency signal output (10), thereby reducing the temporal shift between the high frequency signal and the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20080013751 - Volume dependent audio frequency gain profile: An electronic equipment is provided that includes an audio reproduction circuit for receiving an audio signal and reproducing the audio signal in accordance with a preselected audio frequency gain profile. In addition, the electronic equipment includes a volume gain control circuit for providing user adjustable volume gain to the audio... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080013752 - Audio entertainment system equalizer and method: An audio entertainment system and method for providing controlled equalization of sound from an external source is provided. The audio entertainment system includes a first audio device having an equalizer with first equalization settings and an output for providing an audio output signal. The system also includes an input for... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20080013753 - Environmentally controlled frequency response modification for long range hailing system: Systems and methods for altering audio for more effective delivery to long range targets. An example of the present invention includes a speaker coupled to a processor and one or more sensors suitable for sensing environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. The processor reads the output of the sensors... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20080013754 - Method of volume controlling: Disclosed is a method of volume controlling, including: (a) receiving a volume adjusting command; (b) determining if the volume corresponding to the volume adjusting command is in a predetermined volume range; (c) if the volume corresponding to the volume adjusting command is in the predetermined volume range, utilizing the volume... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080013755 - Mixer circuit and method: A mixer circuit includes a mixer having input terminals and an output terminal, to provide an output signal by mixing input signals, wherein the mixer exhibits leakage. The circuit also includes a signal generator coupled to one of the input terminals of the mixer to provide a correction signal, an... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building

20080013757 - Music and audio playback system: A music and audio playback system is implemented on a computer with a playback engine that enables the operator, typically a disk jockey, to apply a variety of effects. The system may store one or more snapshots, or a combination of settings for a plurality of controls that are applied... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel

20080013756 - Media storage manager and player: A media player for disc jockeys is disclosed. The media player includes a housing including a front face, a rear face, a left side and a right side. A plurality of input ports configured to connect a digital storage device containing a number of media tracks. A first and a... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20080013758 - Externally connected microphone module: A microphone module is externally connected to an electronic device which includes a first sound input jack. The microphone module includes a microphone array, a digital signal processor, and a first connecting part. The microphone array receives sound and generates a first electrical signal. The digital signal processor receives the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080013759 - Impedance selection circuit: An impedance selection circuit for the connection of multiple circuit braches is disclosed. The connection is supplied with the use of three switching jacks and connects directly to the branches through two jacks, or combines the branches in parallel or series to output to one jack. This circuit design comprises... Agent: Withers & Keys, LLC

20080013760 - Switch element driver circuit and semiconductor device: Noise generation is reduced further. Oscillation control circuit 11 generates a modulation signal modulating oscillation frequency of an oscillation signal generated by oscillation circuit 12 and outputs modulation signal to same. Preferably, the modulation signal fluctuates period of the oscillation signal sequentially. The oscillation circuit 12 is composed of a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080013761 - Ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic speaker using the same: An ultrasonic transducer includes: a fixed electrode having corrugations on the surface; a vibrating film having an electrode layer and disposed on the surface of the fixed electrode; and a holding member which holds the fixed electrode and the vibrating film. The ultrasonic transducer is driven by applying an AC... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080013762 - Methods for manufacturing audible signals: So as to put binaural beam-forming into practice selected acoustical situations are dealt with having minimum processing power and power consumption ability at a binaural hearing system. For near-to-ear acoustical sources the contra-lateral (7L) as well as the ipsi-lateral (7R) output electrical-to-mechanical converters of two hearing devices of the binaural... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080013764 - Method for identifying hearing aids within the scope of wireless programming:

20080013763 - Bluetooth transmission facility for hearing devices, and corresponding transmission method: A wireless audio transmission, for example from a television to a hearing device, is to be achieved using simple means and with a low signal delay. For this purpose are proposed a transmission facility with a transmission device for transmitting audio data in a Bluetooth signal, a hearing-aid-specific coder which... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080013765 - Hinge assembly for a hearing aid: A hinge assembly for a hearing aid, in particular for a lid of a battery compartment of a hearing aid, the hinge assembly including a first part, a second part and a third part including a shaft. The first part includes a pair for grooves adapted for receiving respective end... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080013766 - Method for producing a microphone module for a hearing aid device: The production of a hearing aid device can be simplified by the use of a microphone module with a plurality of microphones. To attach and electrically contact the microphones, the invention provides a microphone carrier with three-dimensionally directed conductor traces in MID technology. In a complicated microphone arrangement with a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20080013767 - Earplug for a hearing aid: An earplug (7) for a hearing aid (1), in particular for a BTE-type hearing aid, has a front end (8) and a rear end (9). The front end (8) is adapted to be inserted into an ear canal of a wearer. The earplug (7) comprises a main body part (10)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080013768 - Loudspeaker enclosure and loudspeaker system: A loudspeaker enclosure includes a first sound wave guiding portion that partitions a first space which is separated by one face of a diaphragm of a loudspeaker and has a first opening portion, and a second sound wave guiding portion that partitions a second space which is separated by the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080013769 - Switching structures for hearing assistance device: A hearing aid is provided with a switch that automatically, non-manually, controls a configuration of the hearing aid in the presence of a magnetic field. In an embodiment, the switch in the hearing aid is configured to control a filtering configuration of the hearing aid in the presence of a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20080013770 - microphone array in housing receiving sound via guide tube: An electronic device includes a housing, a plurality of microphones, and a plurality of guide tubes. The plurality of microphones are disposed in the housing. The plurality of guide tubes extend from the housing toward the plurality of microphones, whereby the plurality of microphones in the housing are capable of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080013771 - Safe earphone: This invention involves a safe earphone, applied to the communication equipment like mobile phones with severe radiations of high frequency magnetic field, comprising an ear-insert, a sound transmitting passage for transmitting sound wave, a micro-speaker, a microphone, a lead, a plug and a shell. The ear-insert is connected with the... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20080013773 - In-ear type and ear-plug type earphone with adjustable area of sound hole on housing behind speaker: An earphone with adjustable area of sound holes on a housing behind the speaker is provided, which includes a speaker unit, a housing and a cover plate. The speaker unit is covered by the housing having at least one adjustable sound hole located thereon behind the speaker unit. In addition,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080013772 - In-ear type and ear-plug type earphone with adjustable volume of front chamber between speaker and housing: An earphone with adjustable volume of a front chamber between a speaker and a housing is provided, which includes a speaker unit, a housing and a movable element. The speaker unit is disposed within the housing, and the housing includes an earplug formation formed in front of the speaker unit.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080013774 - Earphone for placement in an ear: An earphone which fits into an ear is disclosed. The earphone includes an electroacoustic transducer for converting an audio signal into sound and a housing for holding the electroacoustic transducer. The housing includes a sound output unit for introducing the sound produced by the electroacoustic transducer into the ear canal... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20080013775 - Noise attenuating headset: Systems and techniques are disclosed for a headset that may be used in an audio system used in a magnetic field. In one aspect, the system includes an inner set portion adapted to fit into an ear canal. A pneumatic port is disposed in the hole to couple audible sounds... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080013776 - Microphone positioning structure: A microphone positioning structure is connected to an audio output device, and is composed of a sound tube, an end of which is connected with the audio output device; an earplug part which is located at a tail end of the aforementioned sound tube; an ear-hook part, an end of... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404

20080013777 - Headset device and method measuring a biosignal: A headset device includes a headset body, a connection unit to move relative to the headset body, and a sensor unit having a light emitting element and a light receiving element to sense a biosignal, the sensor unit mounted to the connection unit to make contact with a human body.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080013778 - Necklace type detachable three dimensional sound reproduction apparatus: A necklace type sound reproduction apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus is detachable from a media player to be worn on a neck of a user. An acoustic sound reproduced by a digital amplifier and a speaker of the apparatus is delivered to an ear of the user without using an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080013779 - Audio speaker having a removable voice coil: An audio speaker having a removable voice coil, which may be a part of a voice coil assembly. The voice coil may be user-removable to facilitate replacement of a damaged voice coil or reconfiguration of a speaker system. Properly positioning the voice coil assembly may provide a solder-free electrical connection... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20080013780 - Speaker device: In a speaker device, a supporting member is arranged on a central axis, a diaphragm is provided on an outer circumference of the supporting member, and a damper is provided on the diaphragm. Preferably, the damper has a waterproof property. An inner peripheral edge portion of the damper is fixed... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080013781 - High-frequency diaphragm and voice coil assembly: A high frequency drive unit comprising a dome-type diaphragm in a diaphragm and voice coil assembly. The diaphragm and voice coil assembly is particular suitable for use in compound loudspeakers with a plurality of drive units adapted to reproduce different part of the audio frequency spectra and which drive units... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080013782 - Gasket and associated apparatus and methods: The invention relates to a gasket, and in particular a gasket for acoustically sealing an audio component inside an electronic apparatus. A gasket for acoustically sealing an audio component inside an electronic apparatus, the gasket including a plurality of elongate channels extending through the gasket, the gasket being configured to... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

  
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20080008323 - Concept for combining multiple parametrically coded audio sources: According to the present invention, multiple parametrically encoded audio signals can be efficiently combined using an audio signal generator, which generates an audio output signal by combining the down-mix channels and the associated parameters of the audio signals directly within the parameter domain, i.e. without reconstructing or decoding the individual... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20080008325 - Crosstalk cancellation using load impedence measurements: A method and ASIC for canceling crosstalk between a first stereo channel and a second stereo channel, wherein a first signal is input to a first output amplifier for the first channel, and a second signal is input to a second output amplifier for the second channel, and an output... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20080008327 - Dynamic decoding of binaural audio signals: Inputting of a parametrically encoded audio signal comprising at least one combined signal of a plurality of audio channels and one or more corresponding sets of side information describing a multi-channel sound image and including channel configuration information is shown along with deriving, from the channel configuration information, audio source... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20080008328 - Audio processing in communication terminals: A radio communication terminal, and a method for adapting audio characteristics of the terminal. The terminal (10) comprises an audio signal output, such as a speaker (14) or a communication interface (15, 19) to an external speaker (16, 17, 21, 22) configured to provide sound to a user. The terminal... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080008330 - Pop sound prevention module and speaker apparatus thereof: A pop sound prevention module and a speaker apparatus thereof are provided. The pop sound prevention module is used for preventing the speaker apparatus generating a pop sound when a power shuts down. The speaker apparatus includes an audio amplifier, an audio processor, the pop sound prevention module, and a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080008331 - Method and apparatus for controlling content reproduction, and computer product: Appropriate content is determined from among multiple content items, and is reproduced. Content reproduction terminal devices having the content items recorded therein are connected with a content reproduction controlling apparatus. An acquiring unit acquires content information from each content reproduction terminal device, information indicative of the subject matter of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080008332 - Signal processing circuit and signal processing method: A signal processing circuit includes a demodulator to demodulate a received signal and output a demodulated signal, a filter to output a signal corresponding to a prescribed frequency component of the demodulated signal, a blending unit to blend the demodulated signal with an output signal of the filter at a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080008324 - Audio enhancement module for portable media player: An audio or video enhancement module incorporates advanced audio enhancement effects. These advanced effects cover a wide range including but not limited to 3D audio spatialization (virtualization) and transient enhancement. The device is configured for receiving an audio input signal, in analog or digital form, enhancing the received signal, and... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20080008326 - Apparatus and method for controlling a wave field synthesis rendering means: For controlling a wave field synthesis renderer arranged in a wave field synthesis system, a scene description, in which not an absolute position or an absolute time instant, but a time span or location span within which the audio object may vary is indicated for a source, is used. Furthermore,... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmerman , Stockeller & Zinkler

20080008329 - A method and system for adapting a loudspeaker to a listening position in a room: The invention relates to a method and a system for adapting a loudspeaker to a specific listening position relative to the loudspeaker according to which method and system the acoustic power radiated by the loudspeaker is corrected by means of a correction filter inserted in the signal path through the... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20080008333 - Multichannel echo canceller: A multichannel echo canceller according to the present invention includes an echo cancellation section which receives loudspeaker input signals sp1, sp2 including a second acoustic signal to be respectively inputted to a plurality of loudspeakers 10, 20 provided in a first location and detection signals m1, m2 detected by a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080008334 - Noise detecting apparatus and am broadcast receiving apparatus: A noise detecting apparatus detecting presence or absence of noise in a received signal, comprising: a first band selecting unit configured to select a first signal of a first frequency band that does not include a frequency band of the received signal and is higher than a center frequency of... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20080008335 - Amplifying an audio signal: A method of amplifying an output signal from a microphone or audio transducer so as to introduce a controllable degree of distortion for inputs having a wide dynamic range, comprising the steps of: receiving a differential input signal from a microphone or audio transducer, applying said differential signal to a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080008336 - Automatic gain control circuit: A controller 100 updates data LVLm indicative of a level section of an input audio signal and controls a reference level Vr based on a signal CMP representative of a comparison result between the input audio signal and the reference level Vr, and further, controls gains of electronic volumes 10L... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20080008337 - Usb hub with a usb powered speaker: A USB hub with a USB powered speaker is provided. This combinational apparatus comprises a USB hub controller, an amplifier stage and a volume controller. The USB hub controller controls a first USB socket and a second USB socket. The first USB socket connects an upstream USB device providing a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080008338 - Method and apparatus for expanding wireless rear speaker in home theater system: A wireless rear speaker expanding apparatus which allows wired rear speakers to expand as wireless rear speakers by attaching a card-type wireless module in a home theater system includes a main body unit to reproduce a multi-channel audio stream from a recording medium, to extract a rear channel audio stream,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080008339 - Audio processing system and method: A system for receiving and processing audio signals includes a handheld audio processing device and an audio receiver unit. The handheld audio processing device has a plurality of microphones located on the handheld audio processing device that define a surface and at least a pair of intersecting axes on the... Agent: Joseph M. Sauer, Esq. Jones Day

20080008340 - Hearing device with peripheral identification units: Hearing aid fitted with a central processing unit (1) having peripherals (3E, 3A) connected to its input and output respectively. Each peripheral includes an identification unit (5) having an the output connected to a first input of a comparator (9). A second input of the comparator is connected to a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080008341 - Method and apparatus for a binaural hearing assistance system using monaural audio signals: The present application provides method and apparatus for a binaural hearing assistance system using a monaural audio signal input. The system, in various examples, provides adjustable delay/phase adjustment and sound level adjustment. Different embodiments are provided for receiving the monaural signal and distributing it to a plurality of hearing assistance... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20080008342 - Method and apparatus for creating a multi-dimensional communication space for use in a binaural audio system: Method and apparatus for producing, combining, and customizing virtual sound environments. A binaural sound system (400) includes a transceiver (492) configured for receiving a signal (600) containing at least a first type of information and a second type of information. The first type of information includes enunciated data (602). The... Agent: Darby & Darby (formerly Sacco & Associates)

20080008343 - Hearing aid with electrophoretic hearing aid case and method for electrophoretic reproduction: Hearing aid with electrophoretic hearing aid case and method for electrophoretic reproduction The invention relates to a hearing aid, a programming system with a hearing aid and a method. The hearing aid has a hearing aid case with a hearing aid case surface which has an electrophoretic reproduction unit at... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080008344 - Spectacle type communication device: A spectacle type communication device wearable in the same feeling as in wearing normal spectacles, preventing tired feeling and uncomfortable feeling from providing to a wearer even if the wearer uses it for a long time, and capable of providing excellent aesthetic appearance. In the communication device formed in a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20080008345 - Method and apparatus for sound engineered metal channel supports and panel products: A metal channel includes at least one contact surface with a sound/vibration suppression material disposed on the contact surface. The contact surface attaches to a panel product such as drywall used in walls and ceilings. In one embodiment, the suppression layer is a lamination of glue, polymer, and scratch resistant... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP

20080008346 - Dynamic reflection 4pi steradian omni directional tweeter: A 4π steradian omni directional tweeter has a closed hollow body acting as a dynamic reflector connected at the center topside of a diaphragm. A piezoelectric element or a voice coil drives the diaphragm. The closed hollow body can be sphere, spheroid, prolate spheroid, ellipse, ellipsoid, prolate ellipsoid, cylindrical, oblate... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20080008347 - Acoustic transducer: There is provided an acoustic transducer having a capsule housing and a damping element of plastic film which has holes produced by a laser.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

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