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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090052676 - Phase decorrelation for audio processing: A system for decorrelating audio data is provided. The system includes a noise generator generating a random noise signal. A phase shift system receives an input channel of audio data and the random noise signal and generates a phase shifted channel of audio data having a phase shift based on... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP

20090052677 - Sound monitoring, data collection and advisory system: A sound monitoring system and method. The system can include a plurality of sound pressure level meters, a plurality of sound level indicators and a server connected by a network. The sound pressure level meters measuring a sound level at their location, and the sound level indicators providing a visual... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20090052679 - Apparatus for fault detection for parallelly transmitted audio signals and apparatus for delay difference detection and adjustment for parallelly transmitted audio signals: Characteristic amounts in each small region of audio signals transmitted in the working system and the standby system are extracted by characteristic amount calculators 6-1, 6-2. A characteristic amount comparator 7 compares the characteristic amounts and judges occurrence of fault of a fault. Characteristic amount difference calculators 9-1, 9-2, ∥D∥... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090052678 - Audio test apparatus and test method thereof: An audio test apparatus, and an exemplary audio test method that includes: processing an audio file through two independent channels; outputting no signals from a left channel and from a right channel in a first time period; receiving noise signals from the left and right channels; outputting single-frequency signals from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090052680 - Method and apparatus for modeling room impulse response: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for modeling a room impulse response. A method of modeling a room impulse response according to an embodiment of the invention includes receiving a sound pressure signal that is obtained by a microphone when an impulse-typed sound source is excited and detecting a room... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090052682 - Engine sound processing apparatus: An engine sound processing apparatus includes an engine sound signal generating section that generates an engine sound signal indicating an engine sound generated in an engine room of a vehicle, a signal processing section that includes a reverberation effect applying portion which applies a reverberation effect to the engine sound... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090052681 - System and a method of processing audio data, a program element, and a computer-readable medium: A system (100) for processing audio data comprises an extracting unit (101) adapted to extract a transient audio data part (103) from input audio data (102) and a reverberator unit (105) which is coupled to the extracting unit (101) so as to be provided with a transient audio data part... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090052684 - Audio conferencing apparatus: Microphones arranged in an array shape along a longitudinal direction are respectively formed in both the longitudinal side surfaces of a housing 2 with substantially an elongated rectangular parallelepiped shape, and speakers arranged in an array shape along the longitudinal direction are formed in a lower surface. The speaker array... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090052683 - Echo cancellation: Implementations related to echo cancellation are depicted and described herein.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department

20090052685 - Range-sensitive wireless microphone with out-of-range recording feature: A range-sensitive wireless-microphone method includes receiving an audio input, converting the received audio input into digital data, buffering the digital data, and transmitting the buffered digital data. The method also includes determining whether the transmitted buffered data was successfully received, responsive to a determination that the transmitted buffered data was... Agent: Winstead PC

20090052689 - Deconvolution methods and systems for the mapping of acoustic sources from phased microphone arrays: Mapping coherent/incoherent acoustic sources as determined from a phased microphone array. A linear configuration of equations and unknowns are formed by accounting for a reciprocal influence of one or more cross-beamforming characteristics thereof at varying grid locations among the plurality of grid locations. An equation derived from the linear configuration... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20090052686 - Electronic device with an internal microphone array: An electronic device includes a front cover, a circuit board, a plurality of flexible boots, a plurality of microphones, and an abutting mechanism. The front cover includes a plurality of wall portions, a plurality of storage spaces encircled by the wall portions, and a plurality of acoustic openings connecting to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090052687 - Method and apparatus for determining and indicating direction and type of sound: A method and apparatus for determining the direction of a sound source is disclosed. The method includes determining time differences of arrival of the sound at N locations and using the differences to determine the angular direction of the source. The apparatus indicates the angle of arrival and additionally indicates... Agent: Adam Schwartz

20090052688 - Remote conference apparatus and sound emitting/collecting apparatus: A speaker array and microphone arrays positioned on both sides of the speaker array are provided. A plurality of focal points each serving as a position of a talker are set in front of the microphone arrays respectively symmetrically with respect to a centerline of the speaker array, and a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090052691 - Howling suppressing apparatus: A howling suppressing apparatus includes: a detecting unit configured to detect howling of input audio signals; a plurality of filters configured to apply a filter process sequentially to the audio signals to be output; and a setting unit configured to set a filter coefficient for suppressing the howling detected by... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090052690 - Method for stabilizing an adaptive algorithm and device for carring out said method: A method of estimating an unknown transfer function (H) which comprises an input signal (x) and an actual output signal (y), wherein an estimated output signal (ŷ) is generated in an adaptive process (3) using the input signal (x). An error signal (ε) is generated from the actual output signal... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090052692 - Sound field generator and method of generating sound field using the same: The invention relates to a sound field generator and a method of generating a sound field using the same. More particularly, the invention relates to a sound field generator and a method of generating the same, which can apply a filter in consideration of a masking effect in a time... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090052694 - Pseudo deep bass generating device: A multiplier 3 multiplies a square wave signal A(ω,t) by a low frequency component signal L(ω,t) to generate an even-order harmonic component signal B(ω,t). A multiplier 4 multiplies the even-order harmonic component signal B(ω,t) by the low frequency component signal L(ω,t) to generate an odd-order harmonic component signal C(ω,t). An... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090052693 - Sound reproducing apparatus: A sound reproducing apparatus is structured to use a first dividing circuit and a determining circuit to analyze a frequency characteristic of an inputted signal and to output a signal adjusted by a first adjusting circuit to have a prescribed frequency characteristic by a switching by a switch circuit. Thus,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090052695 - Signal processing device, signal processing method, and program therefor: A signal processing device includes a bass signal extractor, a harmonic wave generator, a level detector, and an adjustment controller. The bass signal extractor first extracts a bass signal from an input audio signal. Natural-sounding bass enhancement is achieved as a result of the adjustment controller boosting the bass signal... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090052696 - Electroacoustic transducer: An electroacoustic transducer includes a single package, a microphone provided in the single package, an amplifier provided in the single package, and a controller provided in the single package. The microphone converts an acoustic pressure into an electrical signal. The amplifier amplifies the electrical signal that is output from the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090052697 - Communication device: A communication device includes a body and a sound receiving device. One end of the sound receiving device is pivotally connected to the body. The sound receiving device includes an omni-directional microphone and a uni-directional microphone. A processor has two modes for starting and operating the omni-directional microphone and the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090052698 - Bone conduction hearing device with open-ear microphone: Systems and methods for transmitting an audio signal through a bone of a user includes receiving an audio signal from a first, microphone positioned, at an entrance or in a first ear canal; and vibrating a first transducer to audibly transmit the audio signal through the bone. A second microphone... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090052699 - Microphone component and a method for its manufacture: A microphone component that may be used in many types of enclosures for making contact with a living body for picking up body sounds. Piezoelectric transflexural diaphragm elements (3, 5, 6) are known; however, they are only useful as microphone elements when the manner of creating electrical contact does not... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090052700 - Surround-sound system: There is provided a surround-sound system in which the output direction of a sound beam of each channel in a speaker array can be optimized without requiring a user to make any troublesome operation. A parameter setting control portion 6 controls to output sound beams from a speaker array 1... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090052702 - Non-occluding audio headset positioned in the ear canal: A compact audio speaker assembly that fits into the ear canal without occluding the ear canal, thus allowing ambient sounds to be heard along with the audio source. The ear speaker is secured in the ear canal by a ribbon or wire like spring structure anchoring the speaker to the... Agent: James Richards

20090052701 - Spatial teleconferencing system and method: A system for processing audio data is provided. A left channel system receives a first channel of audio data, and a right channel system receiving a second channel of audio data. A delay coupled to one of the left channel system and the right channel system provides a delay to... Agent: Mr. Christopher John Rourk Jackson Walker LLP

20090052703 - System and method tracking the position of a listener and transmitting binaural audio data to the listener: A binaural technology method includes: determining positions related to position of both ears of a listener, receiving a wireless RF signal including binaural audio data is received, and presenting the binaural audio data to the listener By determining ear positions of a listener e.g. in 3D, information of the listener's... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090052704 - Method of side definition when adjusting hearing aids: The data sets to be stored in the two hearing devices of a binaural hearing system during the adjustment are generally different. During “side definition”, the correct assignment of the two hearing devices to the ears and of the wearer is ensured. To this end, the wearer generates a signal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090052706 - Automatic identification of receiver type in hearing aid devices: In a hearing aid system, which comprises at least one hearing aid device, incorrect adaptation of the signal processing unit of the hearing aid device to the receiver used is intended to be avoided. To this end, automatic identification of the type of receiver used is proposed, as well as... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090052705 - Method and apparatus for setting a hearing device: A method and apparatus for setting a characteristic of a source hearing device on target hearing device are provided. A transformation database is created. A source hearing device including the setting of the source hearing device are identified, the characteristic of setting is to be set on the target hearing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090052707 - Hearing-aid system having magnetic-field sensors: A hearing-aid system having two hearing aids that automatic detect a “telephoning” hearing situation and automatic deactivating of the hearing aids on being removed from the head. The hearing aids each include a sensor device to detect if a magnetic field exceeds a specific field strength. Data pertaining thereto can... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090052708 - Hearing aid with anti-feedback: Disclosed is a hearing aid, where at least part of the hearing aid is adapted to be inserted into an ear canal of a user such that one end of the hearing aid and the tympanic membrane in the ear canal define a residual space of the ear canal, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090052711 - Earpiece and electro-acoustic transducer: An earpiece including a tubular core portion attached to an end of an electro-acoustic transducer and extending in an acoustic wave output direction, and an external auditory canal fitting portion disposed outside the core portion to cover an end surface of the core portion and having lower hardness than the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090052710 - Hearing aid extension: Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing the performance of hearing aids and the like. For example, an extension for a hearing aid can include a stem having one or more flanges formed thereon. The flanges can be configured to enhance the fit of the hearing aid in the ear... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090052709 - Hearing aid sleeve: Systems and methods are disclosed for enhancing the performance of hearing aids and the like. For example, a sleeve for a hearing aid can include a layer of resilient material that is configured to cover that portion of the hearing aid that is inserted into the ear canal. The sleeve... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090052712 - Stabilized deployable-retractable system, principally for an acoustic loudspeaker system: A deployable-retractable assembly comprising a base, a mobile sound generation system which is elongated along a reference direction, intended to be used with a projection screen and intended to be moved between a retracted position and a deployed position along a generally vertical translation direction transverse to the reference direction,... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090052713 - Wireless microphone system: A wireless microphone transmitter 1 and a wireless microphone receiver 12 can mutually communicate with each other. The wireless microphone receiver 12 transmits level meter data of sound data received by the wireless microphone receiver 12 to the wireless microphone transmitter 1. The wireless microphone transmitter 1 simultaneously displays a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090052714 - High noise immunity emergency resonder communication system: High noise immunity communication systems are provided for voice communications among emergency responders, in which first and second wireless devices employ near field spread spectrum data modems to transfer digital audio data between a responder mask or helmet and a secondary device affixed to the responder's clothing or uniform to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090052715 - Electronic device with an internal microphone array: An electronic device includes a front cover, a circuit board, a plurality of flexible holders, and a plurality of microphones. The front cover includes a plurality of wall portions, a plurality of storage spaces encircled by the wall portions, and a plurality of acoustic openings connecting to the storage spaces.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090052716 - Ear speaker device: The ear speaker device includes a mount section that is provided with ear-hook sections, and rotation sections that rotate speaker movable sections with respect to the mount section. Tubular ducts are positioned more inside than the ear-hook sections in a natural state. When the ear speaker device is mounted, the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090052718 - Headphone device: A headphone device includes a pair of headphone units composed of a left headphone unit and a right headphone unit, a band section that is attached to the left headphone unit and the right headphone unit, and arranged so as to be positioned at the back of a head, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090052717 - Solar panel with bluetooth earphone: An solar panel with bluetooth earphone connects with a handhold communicated apparatus. The solar panel with the bluetooth earphone comprises: an earphone, a supplying-saving power part, a cover, a solar part, a sounder and a reception part. The earphone has a topside, a bottom side, and a container. The cover... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090052719 - Headphone device: A headphone device including a driver unit, and an ear-hook hanger of a loop shape that is integrated with the driver unit and supports an entire circumference of an ear capsule is provided.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090052720 - Earphone connection cable and portable device provided with the same: An earphone connection cable and a portable device for suppressing sound signal superposing between an R earphone and an L earphone or between an earphone and a microphone are provided. A connection cable includes an R earphone 116a and an L earphone 116b at tips and contains an antenna element... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090052721 - Combined inductive charging coil and audio speaker for use in a personal care appliance: The combined charge coil and audio speaker coil assembly (30) includes a single coil (32) which acts as a charging coil for a battery charging circuit and as an audio speaker coil, in a personal care appliance. An audio speaker membrane (42) is mounted to produce audio sounds when activated.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090052722 - Speaker system and fitting device: A speaker system includes a cabinet, a front baffle, a speaker unit, a rear baffle, and a fitting member fitted in the rear baffle. The front baffle includes a front duct segment extending backward from the rear thereof. The rear baffle includes an opening portion, a duct connecting portion, and... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090052723 - Speaker cabinet assembly for a speaker system: A speaker cabinet assembly is disclosed to include a main cabinet, which is covered with a face panel and a grille in the face panel for carrying a tweeter and a woofer and having a through hole at one side and a tubular flange protruded from the outside wall around... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090052724 - Loudspeaker: A magnetic circuit part of a loudspeaker is formed of a plate, a magnet, and a yoke. A step is disposed in the plate that comes into contact with a disc-like magnet and forms a magnetic gap. A loudspeaker is provided where the step moves a voice coil away from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090052725 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker includes the following components: frame (5) that has magnetic circuit (4) including magnetic gap (4a) therein; and diaphragm (6) that is bonded to voice coil (7) fitted into magnetic gap (4a) in the center thereof, and to the periphery of frame (5) along the outer periphery thereof. Magnetic... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090052726 - Diaphragm and loudspeaker unit using the same: [SOLUTION] A loudspeaker unit of the present invention includes a base frame and a cover plate joined to each other to provide a flat casing. Arranged in the casing are a diaphragm 3 and a drive mechanism 2 for vibrating the diaphragm 3. The diaphragm 3 consists of a rectangular... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090046863 - Remote-control device with directional audio system: A method of directing an audio signal to an intended user by a remote-control device coupled to an audio/video device is described. The remote-control device sends an instruction to the audio/video device to transmit an audio signal. The remote-control device receives the audio signal and process the audio signal to... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090046864 - Audio spatialization and environment simulation: A method and apparatus for processing an audio sound source to create four-dimensional spatialized sound. A virtual sound source may be moved along a path in three-dimensional space over a specified time period to achieve four-dimensional sound localization. A binaural filter for a desired spatial point is applied to the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090046865 - Sound image localization apparatus: The present invention is to provide a sound image localization apparatus which can prevent the lowering of the amplitude of the sound image localizing signal, the occurrence of clipping, and deterioration of the sound image localization component of the sound image localizing signal. The sound image localization apparatus according to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090046866 - Apparatus capable of performing acoustic echo cancellation and a method thereof: An apparatus capable of performing acoustic echo cancellation and a method thereof are provided. The apparatus comprises a mapping matrix, first and second speakers, first and second microphones, a reference generator, and a multi-channel acoustic echo canceller. The mapping matrix generates an output signal according to the first and second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090046867 - Digtal circuit arrangements for ambient noise-reduction: The invention provides a digital circuit arrangement for an ambient noise-reduction system affording a higher degree of noise reduction than has hitherto been possible, through the use of a low latency signal processing chain consisting of analogue-to-digital conversion, digital processing and digital-to-analogue conversion. The arrangement converts the analogue signals into... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090046868 - Method and apparatus for controlling a headphone: A method for controlling a headphone having a microphone for receiving noise and user signals, the received noise being used to reduce noise at an output of the headphone, includes detecting a signal by the microphone; if the signal has a predefined characteristic, the signal is mapped to a control... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090046869 - Wireless audio receivers: An audio system uses two frequencies to transmit a left and right audio signal to a pair of wireless earphones. Mono receivers in each of the earphones respectively receive the right or left audio signals and produce an audio output. The system includes a base that docks to the earphones... Agent: Hornkohl Intellectual Property Law, P.l.l.c

20090046870 - Auto bias microphone system for use with multiple loads and method of forming same: An autobias vehicular microphone system (300) includes a microphone (301) uses an amplifier (306) for amplifying an output of the microphone. A first feedback path (308) provides an amplifier output signal to the amplifier input for providing amplifier linearity and a second feedback path (305) is used for providing bias... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20090046871 - Method and apparatus for audio processing: A method and apparatus for introducing a time-varying time delay randomly into the individual reproduction channels of a sound recording, two in the case of binaural presentation. This emulates the temporal aspect of microphone and/or listener motion. The present invention may be applied as a unidirectional process. No preparation of... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20090046872 - Automatic audio level control: An audio signal processing device (1) is arranged for providing a level controlled output signal (So) in response to a selected input signal (Si). The device comprises a selection unit (11) for selecting an input signal (Si) from a plurality of input signals, an amplification unit (12) for amplifying the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090046873 - Methods and systems for determining audio loudness levels in programming: An example of a method of correcting an audio level of a stored program asset comprises retrieving a stored program asset having audio encoded at a first loudness setting. Dialog of the audio of the asset is identified, a loudness of the dialog is determined and the determined loudness is... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090046874 - Apparatus and method for transmitting auditory bone conduction: Headwear adapted to transmit personal auditory sound waves via bone conduction and methods pertaining thereto are described. A bone conduction apparatus includes one or more bone conduction oscillators detachably affixed to an article of headwear and adapted to receive electrical signals and transmit auditory sound waves via bone conduction. The... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090046875 - Speaker device: Two or more types of speakers 3, 4, 5 including a reference speaker 4 for reproducing a high frequency range next to a reproduction range of a woofer 3 are arranged in line and a pair of enhanced walls 10a is disposed on a front face of a baffle board... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090046876 - Coaxial loudspeaker: A coaxial loudspeaker including a tweeter unit and a low/midrange unit with a cone diaphragm suspended in a loudspeaker basket, which comprises an electromagnetic drive fixedly attached to a loudspeaker basket on its tapered end, in the area of which the tweeter unit is positioned, whose sound radiation surface is... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090046877 - Control arrangement for hearing aids or for control units coupled to hearing aids: In a control arrangement for hearing aids or for control units coupled to hearing aids, a strain gauge is mechanically coupled to an elastically deformable or displaceable portion of the hearing aid or of the control unit coupled thereto and undergoes an elastic deformation under the influence of an actuating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090046878 - Individually adjustable hearing aid and method for its operation: The invention relates to an adjustable hearing aid to which at least one parameter which influences the response and amplification characteristics of the hearing aid can be adjusted, with means being included which carry out testing of the effectiveness of an adjustment of this parameter in the prevailing auditory situation,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090046879 - Multipurpose antenna unit and a hearing aid comprising a multipurpose antenna unit: The invention relates to an antenna unit for wireless communication to a multitude of wireless interfaces comprising a multitude of individual antennas, each antenna comprising a coil comprising at least one winding and the individual antennas embrace the same volume and to a hearing aid comprising such antenna unit. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090046880 - Tool for insertion and removal of a hearing aid ear wax guard and a method for its use: For the protection of an in-the-ear hearing aid against contamination by ear wax through the acoustic outlet port (34a) or a vent, a replaceable ear wax guard (36) is inserted in the aid and includes an essentially tubular element with a through-going cavity and an abutment collar in one end... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090046881 - Easy-to-assemble one-piece surround speaker structure: The present invention discloses an easy-to-assemble one-piece surround speaker structure, wherein a plurality of integrable speaker housings realizes a size-adjustable audio structure, and whereby an user can self-adjust the length of a surround speaker in accordance to the size of television or available space The speaker housings can contain various... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090046882 - Microphone apparatus: A microphone unit (1) has a first vibration plate. A support member (6) supports the microphone unit (1). A second vibration plate (5) is fixed to the support member (6) at a predetermined distance from the first vibration plate. An armoring body (2) covers the microphone unit (1), the support... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090046883 - Surface micromachined differential microphone: A differential microphone having a perimeter slit formed around the microphone diaphragm that replaces the backside hole previously required in conventional silicon, micromachined microphones. The differential microphone is formed using silicon fabrication techniques applied only wafer. The backside holes of prior art microphones typically require that a secondary machining operation... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090046884 - Headset made from recyclable isolating materials: Headset made from recyclable, disposable and isolating materials such as, for example, paper, cardboard and the like. The headset may comprise ear-members integrated with ear-fasteners and an oblong connecting strip made from isolating materials that may be connected to an ear-member at each end. The ear-members and the connecting-strip may... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090046885 - Speaker damper mounting structure: A speaker damper mounting structure used in a speaker to hold a damper firmly to a voice coil is disclosed to include an upper bearing cup, which is fastened to the paper cone of the speaker to hold the damper around the voice coil and having an inner horizontal segment,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090046886 - Rotary tweeter mounting arrangement fora spekaer assembly: A rotary tweeter mounting arrangement used in a speaker assembly is disclosed to include a hollow holder member affixed to a T-iron of the speaker assembly and having a cup portion at the top, a semispherical carrier member rotatably supported on the cup portion of the hollow holder member, a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090046887 - Cooling arrangement for voice coil of speaker: A cooling arrangement for voice coil of speaker is disclosed to include a first bearing cup, a second bearing cup inserted into a top opening of the first bearing cup with a top flange thereof stopped at the top side of the first bearing cup to support a voice coil... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090046888 - Speaker: A speaker, which includes a bracket holding a magnetic loop assembly on the bottom side and a voice coil at the top of the magnetic loop assembly, a diaphragm covering the voice coil and having a stepped peripheral flange, and a suspension bonded between the stepped peripheral flange of the... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090046889 - Speaker: The present invention relates to a speaker which includes a frame module. The frame module includes a frame body defining a gap thereon, a printed circuit board disposed on a rear surface of the frame body, a magnet mounted in the frame body, and a magnetic washer disposed before the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090041254 - Spatial audio simulation: Equipment (1) for producing binaural sound signals for virtual spatial audio includes a receiver (4) for receiving signals that should be rendered as virtual spatial audio. A signal processor (3) is in communication with the receiver (4) for processing the received audio signals, performing computations using a distance variation function... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20090041256 - Preserving matrix surround information in encoded audio/video system and method: A method and apparatus for preserving matrix-surround information in encoded audio/video includes a receiver operative to receive matrix-surround encoded audio signals via a modem, separate the audio signals into a frequency spectrum having discrete audio frequencies, and determine a cutoff threshold used to encode the matrix-surround encoded audio signals. The... Agent: Axios Law Group, PLLC / Realnetworks, Inc

20090041255 - Scalable encoding device and scalable encoding method: There is disclosed a scalable encoding device capable of preventing sound quality deterioration of a decoded signal, reducing the encoding rate, and reducing the circuit size. The scalable encoding device includes: a first layer encoder (100) for generating a monaural signal by using a plurality of channel signals (L channel... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090041257 - Sound processing unit, sound processing system, audio output unit and display device: Practical speaker connection is identified using a device having a sound channel of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel, and a device is provided that can easily reproduce the optimum multiple channels. Actual speaker arrangement can be identified by, for example, measuring the impedance of a terminal at the side... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090041258 - Noise reduction apparatus: Effective reduction is made of direct sound or diffracted sound of a noise propagating from plural directions. Three microphones (18k−1, 18k, 18k+1) are disposed and: noise is detected by each of the microphones; delay signals are generated by delaying plural times a signal that has been output from 2 of... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20090041260 - Active noise cancellation in hearing devices: Disclosed is a hearing device system comprising at least one hearing aid circuitry and at least one active noise cancellation unit, the at least one hearing aid circuitry comprises at least one input transducer adapted to convert a first audio signal to an electric audio signal; a signal processor connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090041259 - Headphones for connection to an external active noise compensation device: There is provided headphones for connection to an external active noise compensation device. The headphones have at least one earphone, a microphone near the ear, and a passive circuitry network for increasing the amplification of the external noise compensation device. In that way noise compensation in respect of the external... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090041262 - Earpiece with acoustic vent for driver response optimization: An acoustically tuned earpiece is provided. Venting is performed by boring a control port, separate from the output port, into the driver. The diameter of the control port must be sufficiently small to restrict the flow of air into and out of the driver, thus isolating the acoustic performance of... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20090041261 - Receiver facility with an elastically mounted receiver: In the case of a receiver facility to be fixed in the auditory canal, particularly for hearing devices with an external receiver, the receiver is to be mounted in the earmold in an acoustically advantageous fashion which guards against contaminations and is also easily exchangeable. Provision is thus made for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041263 - Echo suppressing method and apparatus: Coefficient generator generates a crosstalk coefficient that is a predetermined value and that is used to calculate the amount of crosstalk of an echo. Converter uses either the output signal of a sound pickup device or the signal obtained by subtracting the output signal of an echo canceller from the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090041264 - Sound signal processing apparatus: An audio signal processing apparatus for outputting an input digital audio signal as a positive phase PWM signal and a negative phase PWM signal. The resolution of the input digital audio signal is converted to a low resolution and noise shaping is performed to generate a positive phase digital signal... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090041266 - Electrostatic loudspeaker driver: An electrostatic loudspeaker driver includes a class-D amplifier and a demodulator circuit. The class-D amplifier is operated with a PWM signal, creating an amplified digital signal according to an input signal. A low-pass filter in the demodulator circuit filters out the PWM carrier frequency in the digital signal and retrieves... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090041265 - Sound signal processing device, sound signal processing method, sound signal processing program, storage medium, and display device: A sound signal processing device causes an amplifier to amplify a low frequency signal and synthesizes the amplified low frequency signal with a middle or high frequency signal so as to output the resultant output signal. A gain control section controls a gain of the amplifier on the basis of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090041267 - Headset capable of being used as external speaker and method for adjusting output an thereof: A headset used as an external louder speaker and a method for adjusting an output of the speaker transducers are disclosed. The headset includes a signal receiver, speaker parts, hinge parts, and amplifiers. The speaker parts change their direction through the hinge parts. The output of speaker transducers is adjusted... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090041268 - Signal amplifying apparatus, amplification system, and signal amplification method: An amplification system of the invention can decrease power consumption in a power amplification section if the power amplification section need not be used. The power consumption in the power amplification section can be decreased by shutting off power feed into a voltage amplification stage by a power control section,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090041269 - Sound transducer for the transmission of audio signals: A sound transducer for the transmission of audio frequency signals with a pressure-voltage transducer is provided. This pressure-voltage transducer is disposed on a supporting plate and at least partially embedded in a sound-insulating, substantially incompressible material, for example a gel. The supporting plate rests herein in contact on a body... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC

20090041270 - Mems microphone and method for producing said microphone: An MEMS microphone is bonded onto the surface of an IC component containing at least one integrated circuit suitable for the conditioning and processing of the electrical signal supplied by the MEMS microphone. The entire component is simple to produce and has a compact and space-saving construction. Production is accomplished... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090041271 - Positioning of speakers in a 3d audio conference: A method, implemented by electronic data processing resources, for audio conference between conference participants via their respective terminals, the participants including at least one listener and at least one speaker, the method comprising, for at least said listener and for at least said speaker, the steps consisting in, estimating, as... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090041272 - Method for operation of a hearing device system and hearing device system: There is described a method for operation of a hearing device system with two microphones arranged spatially separated from one another and with sound-generating output units assigned to these microphones, in which, by comparison of the microphone signals or of signals derived therefrom, feedback is detected, and on detection of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041273 - Behind the ear hearing aid part with exchangeable cover: The invention regards a BTE hearing aid shell shaped to fit behind an outer portion of an ear of a user wherein the shell has first and second opposed side walls where the first side wall faces away from, and the second side wall faces towards the head of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090041274 - Hearing apparatus with pressure equalization for converters: The components of a hearing apparatus and in particular of a hearing device are to be better protected against environmental influences. A hearing apparatus is thus provided with at least one acoustic converter, e.g. receiver, in a converter housing for receiving or outputting a sound, with a sound opening in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041276 - Battery compartment comprising several gripping arms and hearing equipped device therewith: A battery compartment for a hearing apparatus and in particular for a hearing device is to be designed to be more compact. To this end, provision is made for a battery compartment with at least two gripping arms, which has an arm section on its one end and a gripping... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041275 - Behind the ear hearing aid part with exchangeable cover: The invention regards a BTE hearing aid shell shaped to fit behind an outer portion of an ear of a user wherein the shell has first and second opposed side walls where the first side wall faces away from, and the second side wall faces towards the head of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090041277 - Behind-the-ear hearing aid with audio shoe which can be pushed-on linearly, and appropriate mounting method: A behind-the-ear hearing aid is provided, with an elongated housing and an audio shoe, which is affixed to an end face of the housing in such a way that it can be removed, and a coupling device, with which the audio shoe is coupled to the housing by a sliding... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041278 - Hearing apparatus with adjusted components: To minimize an unusable free volume in a housing of a hearing apparatus, a hearing apparatus is proposed, which includes a housing, which has a predetermined form and at least one active, electronic component, which is arranged in the housing, with the component having a form, which is adjusted to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090041279 - Acoustic ear tube retainer spring: A metal retainer spring bent into a U-shape retains an acoustic ear tube for use with behind-the-ear devices. The tube is held by a tube retaining opening in a tapered mid portion, forming the curved portion of the bent spring, and end slots bent together with the slots holding the... Agent: Donald W. Meeker Patent Agent

20090041280 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker comprises a horn waveguide having a waveguide surface, and a transducer located in, or adjacent to, a throat of the horn waveguide. The transducer has a substantially rigid convex dome-shaped acoustically radiating surface. A horn angle subtended between a longitudinal axis of the horn waveguide and the waveguide... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20090041281 - Low-frequency sound adjustable earphone: A low-frequency sound adjustable earphone is disclosed which includes a housing, which has a resonance chamber and a crevice in air communication between the resonance chamber and the atmosphere, a speaker mounted inside the housing for converting an electronic voice signal into sound for amplification by the resonance chamber, and... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20090041282 - Porting: A ported electroacoustical device uses the action of the port to provide cooling airflow across a heat producing device. The device includes a loudspeaker enclosure including a first acoustic port, and an acoustic driver, mounted in the loudspeaker enclosure. The device also includes a heat producing device. The acoustic driver... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090041283 - Audio signal transmission/reception device: In an audio signal transmission/reception device that receives and emits sounds so as to perform transmission and reception of audio signals via communications, user operability can be improved and the size of a main unit can be reduced. It is equipped with a speaker array for arranging a plurality of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090041284 - Headphone set and method of producing the same: A headphone set has at least one speaker unit and a housing that encloses the speaker unit. The housing has an elastic protruding portion having a cavity therein. A sound-emitting portion is formed as protruding from a vibrating zone of the speaker unit.... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090041285 - Wireless communications headset system employing a loop transmitter that fits around the pinna: A wireless communications headset system for double hearing protection systems that eliminates the problems associated with typical wireless communications systems. The system employs a magnetic-field coupled wireless link from a loop transmitter to a magnetic field receiver. Current through the transmitter wire loops generates magnetic flux which passes through a... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20090041286 - \"isobuds\" is a pair of earbud attachments: The attachment is a single piece of injection molded PVC vinyl, soft plastic or other suitable material and is shaped similar to a funnel with ridges. The attachment is designed to fit the first generation ear bud that is still the most common type of ear bud. The attachment has... Agent: Robert Wage

20090041287 - Custom earphone: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of fabricating a custom-fit earphone in which a durable flexible earpiece or retainer is molded by the user to the individual shape of their outer ear and cures to adhere and become a permanent integrated unit with a sound transducer such... Agent: Hanes & Schutz, LLC

20090041288 - Ear-loop earphone: An ear-loop earphone includes a main body having a surrounding side, an ear-loop base, and an ear-loop. The ear-loop base, fixed on the surrounding side of the main body in a rotatable manner, is capable of rotating around a first axis. The ear-loop, fixed on the ear-loop base in a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090041289 - Electronic device: An electronic device equipped with a speaker includes: a first cushion member interposed between the side surfaces of the speaker and the side guides of the speaker holding section formed on the cabinet; a second cushion member that is formed of a material softer than the first cushion member and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090041290 - Earphone speaker with esd protection: An earphone speaker including a conductive housing, a micro speaker module, and a circuit board is provided. The conductive housing has a holding space. The micro speaker module is disposed in the holding space. The circuit board is disposed outside the conductive housing, and has a first surface facing towards... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090041291 - Speaker diaphragm and electrodynamic loudspeaker using the same: The present invention provides a loudspeaker diaphragm and an electrodynamic loudspeaker of an elongated shape being shorter in the minor-axis direction than in the major-axis direction, which have a desirable sound reproducing capability with a high efficiency and are not significantly influenced by divided vibrations of an elongated loudspeaker diaphragm,... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

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20090034744 - Audio signal enhancement: A device (10) for enhancing a multi-channel (e.g. stereo) audio signal has a parameter adjustment unit (13) for adjusting an original parameter (α, ILD, ICC) which represents an original inter-channel property of the audio signal. The device further comprises a processing unit (11) for processing the audio signal so as... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090034745 - Sound image localization control apparatus: Provided is a sound image localization control apparatus for allowing, when sound is reproduced so as to perform sound image localization for a plurality of users, each of the plurality of users to variably adjust an acoustical effect individually without diminishing a sound image localization effect. The sound image localization... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090034746 - Chassis with noise cancellation function, noise cancellation method, method for producing noise cancellation sound data, program for producing noise cancellation sound data, and medium: A chassis with noise cancellation function which performs active noise cancellation in a first location for cancelling a noise generated in the chassis includes a sound receiving circuit receiving a surrounding sound in a second location, a memory circuit storing noise cancellation sound data and the surrounding sound that are... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090034747 - Audio enhancement system and method: A system and method for enhancing the sound signal produced by an audio system in a listening environment by compensating for ambient sound in the listening environment, comprises producing an audio sound in the time domain from an electrical sound signal in the time domain. The electrical sound signal in... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.

20090034748 - Ambient noise-reduction control system: The invention provides a noise reduction control system for an ear-worn speaker-carrying device (“ESD”). The system is configured to sense ambient noise and to develop electrical signals which can be used to reduce the amount of said ambient noise audible to a wearer of the ESD. The system sets a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090034749 - Hearing apparatus with a moveable charging contact: A hearing apparatus includes a charging contact being movable relative to an accumulator and being electrically conductively connected to the accumulator in a first position and less effectively conductively connected thereto in a second position. A spring-elastic element engages with the charging contact in order to push the charging contact... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090034750 - System and method to evaluate an audio configuration: A system (100) and method (300) for evaluating an audio configuration is provided. The system can include a media device (110) that receives audio (121) from an application (115) and transmits the audio, and a media system (150) that receives the audio, and plays the audio out of a speaker... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090034751 - Electro-acoustical transducer: An electro-acoustical transducer of the present invention includes: a diaphragm of an elongated shape; a first magnet of a parallelepiped shape which is situated at a side of one principal surface of the diaphragm such that long sides thereof are in parallel with long sides of the diaphragm, and which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090034752 - Constrainted switched adaptive beamforming: An audio device, comprising a microphone array, a constrained switched adaptive beamformer with input coupled to said microphone array, said beamformer including (i) a first stage speech adaptive beamformer with first adaptive filters having a first adaptive step size, and (ii) a second stage noise adaptive beamformer with second adaptive... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090034753 - Direction detection apparatus, direction detection method and direction detection program, and direction control apparatus, direction control method, and direction control program: A direction detection apparatus is disclosed. The direction detection apparatus includes a distribution obtainment section, an emphasis section, and a direction selection section. The distribution obtainment section obtains a distribution of intensities of sounds in a predetermined directional range. The emphasis section emphasizes sounds in the distribution of the intensities... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090034755 - Ambient noise cancellation for voice communications device: A system and method for reducing or entirely canceling background or ambient noise from a voice transmission from a communications device. A communications device, such as a mobile telephone, is configured with an ambient noise compensation signal generator that is connected between a microphone and a mixer. The original output... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing

20090034754 - Apparatus for automatically mixing audio signals in a predetermined manner: A recorded voice message having a first length and a background sound having a second length longer than the first length are received. The first length of the recorded voice message is determined. The level of a portion of the background sound is lowered, the lowered portion having a length... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090034756 - System and method for extracting acoustic signals from signals emitted by a plurality of sources: A system for extracting one or more acoustic signals from a plurality of source signals emitted by a plurality of sources, respectively, in an environment, the system comprising an array of microphone receivers for receiving the one or more acoustic signals from the environment and transmitting the signal to a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090034757 - Serializer for multiple applications: A serializer/deserializer interfaces a microprocessor/controller with I/O devices over a flexible hinging cable. The I/O devices have parallel interfaces as does the controller but the serializer/deserializer reduces the number of signal that traverse the flexible hinging cable. LCD displays, cameras, keypads and audio signals handled by the invention.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090034758 - Display device and speaker system for the display device: At least one exciter is used to produce sound for a flat panel display. The exciter vibrates the housing for production of sound. The housing may also include a plate mounted on the front surface of the housing and the exciter may be attached to the plate, which serves as... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090034759 - Display device and speaker system for the display device: At least one exciter is used to produce sound for a flat panel display. The exciter vibrates the housing for production of sound. The housing may also include a plate mounted on the front surface of the housing and the exciter may be attached to the plate, which serves as... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090034760 - Electronic component, fabrication method for the same and electronic device having the same: The electronic component includes: a fixed film; a vibration film facing the fixed film; a first electrode formed on the fixed film and having at least one first through hole in the center portion; and a second electrode formed on a portion of the vibration film corresponding to the first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090034761 - Electrostatic speaker: An electrostatic speaker is constituted of a vibrator held between opposite electrodes via spacers. The vibrator has a plurality of surface projections and a plurality of backside projections, which project in opposite directions. When voltage differences occur between the opposite electrodes due to audio signals, electrostatic force is exerted on... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090034762 - Array speaker device: In an array speaker device, a plurality of speaker units output sounds having directivities, which are then reflected on a prescribed wall or a reflection board so as to form virtual speakers, wherein a digital signal processor independently drives the plurality of speaker units in such a way that sound... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090034763 - Audio device and sound beam control method: In an audio device equipped with a speaker array device aligning a plurality of speaker units, a sound beam is emitted towards a specific person in a main beam direction, thus realizing the listening of the audio contents with good sound quality. Other persons listen to the audio contents at... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090034764 - Sound field control apparatus: In a sound field control apparatus, a storage unit stores position information of a plurality of speakers disposed in a three-dimensional space and position information of a sound receiving point. An input unit inputs an audio signal and position information of a virtual audio source. A localization controller localizes the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090034765 - Method and device for in ear canal echo suppression: An earpiece (100) and acoustic management module (300) for in-ear canal echo suppression control suitable is provided. The earpiece can include an Ambient Sound Microphone (111) to capture ambient sound, an Ear Canal Receiver (125) to deliver audio content to an ear canal, an Ear Canal Microphone (123) configured to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090034766 - Mixing device, method and program: In a situation where a plurality of virtual sound sources are fixedly located, a mixing system allows a listener to increase or decrease the sound volumes of the virtual sound sources with a simple operation. Directional angle difference detection means 24 detects a directional angle difference between a predetermined reference... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090034767 - Method for adapting a hearing aid by a perceptive model: The provision of an individually adapted hearing aid for a patient is intended to be effected more quickly. A method is therefore provided by which, firstly, hearing loss data, in particular an audiogram, are generated by a person skilled in the art for example an ENT specialist, and the hearing... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090034768 - System and method for eliminating feedback and noise in a hearing device: This invention relates to a system (100) and method for synthesizing an audio input signal of a hearing device. The system (100) comprises a microphone unit (102) for converting the audio input signal to an electric signal, a filter unit (110) for removing a selected frequency band of the electric... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090034769 - Implantable medical device: The present invention provides an implant device comprising a shell and a printed circuit board for mounting electronic components, wherein the shell surrounds the printed circuit board and defines a large area for large electronic components mounted on the printed circuit board and a small area for smaller electronic components.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090034770 - Receiver device with manipulable sound outlet direction: Provided is a receiver device with an earpiece for securing the receiver device in an auditory canal. The receiver device further comprises a receiver with a sound outlet direction and an adapter for affixing the receiver in the earpiece, with a sound from the receiver being conducted through the adapter.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090034771 - Loudspeaker system and mounting arrangement for an electric and/or electronic device: There is provided a loudspeaker system having a loudspeaker unit with at least one electroacoustic transducer and a mounting holder. The mounting holder has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end can be fixed to a fixed mounting location. The second end of the mounting holder... Agent: Gerald H. Kiel, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20090034772 - Sound image localization apparatus: Herein disclosed is a sound image localization apparatus, in which a directional band information storage unit 11 is adapted to store therein directional bands in advance calculated for respective directions, a control filter computing unit 12 is adapted to read a directional band corresponding to a target position information from... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090034773 - Mems microphone package: Provided is a MEMS microphone package that can shield a MEMS microphone chip from noise to greatly improve sound quality and reduce manufacturing costs, by inserting a PCB substrate to which the MEMS microphone chip is mounted into a metal case, and then by ground-connecting the metal case to a... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090034774 - Earbud assembly and method of decorating an earbud assembly: An earbud assembly and associated method of decorating an earbud assembly are provided. The assembly generally includes a housing configured to be inserted at least partially into an ear and an electro-acoustic transducer disposed in the housing to receive electrical signals and convert the electrical signals into sounds. The housing... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090034775 - In-ear adapter for earbuds: An adapter for attaching to an earphone includes a sleeve capable attaching the adapter to the earphone and an ear portion including a tubular sidewall having a first end attached to the sleeve and a second end opposite the first end. In one embodiment, the tubular sidewall includes an outer... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090034777 - Apparatus for mounting a speaker module: An apparatus for mounting a speaker module to a portable terminal is provided. The speaker module is mounted to a casing frame of the terminal using a coupling part formed outside a housing of the speaker module, so as not to leave a space between the speaker module and the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090034776 - Panel-acoustic transducer comprising an actuator for actuating a panel, and sound-generating and/or recording device: A panel-acoustic transducer comprises a plate-like actuator (4) and a panel (5). The panel (5) has two substantially perpendicular axes of symmetry (AS,Al). The plate-like actuator (4) is coupled to the panel in such a way that: —the actuator (4) is coupled to the panel substantially symmetrically with respect to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090034778 - Multimedia luminous speaker: This present invention relates to a multimedia luminous speaker comprising: a speaker base (2); at least a speaker (3) installed on the speaker base (2); a control circuit (5) installed inside the speaker base (2) electrically connected to the speaker (3); at least, an LED (53) installed inside the speaker... Agent: Pur Technology Corporation

20090034779 - Directional sound wave radiator: The present invention belongs to the field of loudspeaker and relates to directional sound wave radiator comprising a sound transmission duct, a reverser, an annular director, a parabolic reflector, and a straight tubular loudspeaker cylinder. The sound transmission duct is mounted substantially coaxially with said parabolic reflector. The straight tubular... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.

20090034780 - Diaphragm for full range boxless rotary loudspeaker driver: The design of a diaphragm for a rotary loudspeaker driver that all but eliminates phase cancellation and therefore eliminates the necessity of a box to acoustically isolate the front sound from the back. The key element of the design of the diaphragm is to use a cross section of at... Agent: John Joseph Gaudreault

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