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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices May archived by USPTO category 05/09

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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090136044 - Methods and apparatus for providing a distinct perceptual location for an audio source within an audio mixture: In accordance with a method for providing a distinct perceptual location for an audio source within an audio mixture, a foreground signal may be processed to provide a foreground perceptual angle for the foreground signal. The foreground signal may also be processed to provide a desired attenuation level for the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090136047 - Apparatus and method for providing stereo effect in portable terminal: An apparatus and a method for providing a stereo effect when playing an audio file at a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a component extractor for extracting a mono component and stereo components from an audio signal and a gain controller for determining a signal ratio of the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090136046 - Audio signal processing circuit: An audio signal processing circuit comprising: a holding circuit configured to receive a clock signal and set data corresponding to the clock signal, and to hold the set data; a processing circuit configured to process at least one of a first audio signal and a second audio signal input in... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090136045 - Method and apparatus for outputting sound source signal by using virtual speaker: A method and apparatus for outputting a sound source signal by using a virtual speaker are provided. The method includes generating a virtual sound source signal delayed by a virtual delay value, instead of by the minimum delay value, according to a sampling rate of an input sound source signal,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090136048 - Apparatus and method for reproducing surround wave field using wave field synthesis: Provided are an apparatus and a method for reproducing a surround wave field using wave field synthesis. The apparatus includes an audio signal analyzer for analyzing a received multi-channel audio signal to check the number of audio signal channels, and extracting a sound source signal for each checked channel from... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090136049 - Device and method for acoustic communication and/or perception in a motor vehicle: A device for acoustic communication and/or perception in a motor vehicle includes at least one microphone and at least one loudspeaker, which are assigned to a vehicle seat, the microphones taking the form of directional microphones, the at least one loudspeaker taking the form of a directional loudspeaker. A method... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090136050 - Fitting and verification procedure for direct bone conduction hearing devices: c. in a final step the output force levels of the direct bone conduction hearing device is measured in a free sound field with the device attached to the said artificial skull force measuring device and compared to the FHT and the FLDL as the base for final adjustments of... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090136051 - System and method for modulating audio effects of speakers in a sound system: A system for modulating audio effects of speakers is provided. The system includes a selecting module, a playing module, a recording module, a time delay computing module and a modulating module. Based on these modules, the system is capable of determining a time difference and a pitch for each of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090136052 - Active noise cancellation using a predictive approach: A method for active noise cancellation in a volume generates a mathematical model of a noise process to be cancelled. Using the mathematical model, a noise signal in a next sample period is predicted from a measured noise signal. The predicted signal is inverted and applied to the volume. Destructive... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20090136053 - Noise canceller, sound collector having the noise canceller, and portable phone having the noise canceller: A noise canceller configured to remove surrounding noise from a desirable sound collected by a first microphone, the noise canceller includes a second microphone arranged in a place separated from the first microphone and configured to collect the surrounding noise; a second amplifier circuit part configured to amplify an output... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090136054 - Engine sound control apparatus and control method: An engine sound control apparatus capable of arranging a sound of a frequency that is lower than the fundamental-order frequency of the engine. The engine sound control apparatus detects the frequency of the engine sound and generates a sound signal of a frequency that is in accordance with a control... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090136055 - Converter system for an active noise compensation apparatus: There is provided a transducer system for an active noise compensation apparatus, which has a first end at the ear side and an electroacoustic transducer. The electroacoustic transducer has a diaphragm system and a magnet system, wherein the central region of the diaphragm system is curved towards the magnet system... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090136056 - Device in a headset: A device in a headset having a throat microphone and ear speakers soundproofing against the auditory meatus. The device has a separate microphone connected to the ear speaker for picking up the sound of the surroundings that is transmitted to the car speaker. Furthermore, noise-suppressing means are included, which limit... Agent: The Maxham Firm

20090136057 - Automated sensor signal matching: In one embodiment, a method for matching first and second signals includes transforming, over a selected frequency band, the first and second signals into the frequency domain such that frequency components of the first and second signals are assigned to associated frequency bins, generating a scaling ratio associated with each... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090136058 - Compatible circuit and method for 4- and 5-pole earphones and portable device using the same: A compatible circuit and method for 4- and 5-pole earphones and a portable device are disclosed. The compatible circuit and method alter the path of audio signals, using switches, according to control signals, so that the 4-pole earphone can be used in a portable device designed primarily for a 5-pole... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090136059 - Microphone system, sound input apparatus and method for manufacturing the same: A microphone system, includes: a housing, adapted to be placed in a reference position relative to a sound source; a first microphone, configured to receive sound from the sound source at a first position within the housing; a second microphone, configured to receive sound from the sound source at a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090136060 - Audio output control device and audio output control method: An audio output control device includes: display means for displaying two screens; speaker output control means for recognizing whether a main screen or a sub screen is being selected on the display means that is displaying the two screens and performing a control process to output a main or sub... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090136061 - Audio level compressor: An audio level compressor for compressing the dynamic range of an input audio signal. The audio level compressor can be part of a microphone, or a separate component. The audio level compressor includes input terminals for receiving the input audio signal, a lamp having a filament resistance that is a... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20090136062 - Microphone circuit and method for analog-to-digital conversion therein: The invention provides a method for analog-to-digital conversion in a microphone circuit. First, a first gain is determined. A first analog signal is then amplified according to the first gain to obtain a second analog signal. The second analog signal is then converted from analog to digital to obtain a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090136063 - Methods and apparatus for providing an interface to a processing engine that utilizes intelligent audio mixing techniques: A method for providing an interface to a processing engine that utilizes intelligent audio mixing techniques may include receiving a request to change a perceptual location of an audio source within an audio mixture from a current perceptual location relative to a listener to a new perceptual location relative to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090136064 - Vibration transducer and manufacturing method therefor: A vibration transducer is constituted of a substrate, a diaphragm having a conductive property, a plate having a conductive property, and a plurality of first spacers having pillar shapes which are formed using a deposited film having an insulating property joining the plate so as to support the plate relative... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090136065 - Composite speaker and its manufacturing method: A composite loudspeaker has a first loudspeaker and a second loudspeaker. The first loudspeaker has a first frame and a first voice coil, and the second loudspeaker has a second frame stacked on the first loudspeaker and a second voice coil. The first frame has first external connecting sections that... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090136066 - Stereo image widening: A stereo image can be widened by converting a stereo audio signal into a sum-difference audio signal, applying HRTF processing to the difference channel, and producing an output stereo audio signal. A stereo image can also be widened by receiving a stereo signal, converting the stereo signal into a sum-difference... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP

20090136067 - Multi-function headphone system: A system and method for switching a monaural headphone or headset to a binaural headphone or headset and vice versa. Such a system and method is especially useful for utilizing audio, video, telephonic, and/or other functions in multifunction electronic devices utilizing both monaural and binaural audio.... Agent: Louis S. Silvestri, Esq.

20090136068 - Shielding device for a hearing aid: A shielding device for a hearing aid is able to shield components against interference from the outside and vice versa. The shielding device has at least three sections, which are each connected to one another via a flexible connecting section. It being possible for at least a first section to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090136069 - Hearing aid device: The invention relates to a hearing aid device and a hearing aid switch. The switch is operable to open and close an electric circuit of the hearing aid device. A lock for the switch is operable to selectively enable and disenable a hearing aid device function. The hearing aid device... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090136070 - Adaptable connection module of a modular hearing aid: A connection module for a modular hearing aid contains an interface for mechanical and electrical or acoustic coupling of the connection module to a main module which is configured to produce electrical or acoustic signals. The connection module furthermore contains a line for passing an acoustic or electrical signal to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090136071 - Connector for fastening a wearing hook to a hearing apparatus: A hearing apparatus with a housing shell and a connector are provided. The connector, having a tubular base body, allows a wearing hook to fasten a hearing apparatus. A first fastening element is at a first end of the base body for fastening the wearing hook. A second fastening element... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090136072 - Sound reproduction with improved performance characteristics: A sound reproduction system is disclosed in which a sound barrier defines a horn passageway having a first end and a second open end. A high frequency range driver is provided at the first end, and is mutually coupled with a lower driver to the horn passageway. The lower driver... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090136073 - Microphone: A microphone having a first shell with a cavity region is disclosed. A PCB and a sound receiving member are mounted within the cavity region. A brace is disposed over the cavity region having opposite ribs located against two opposite sides of the PCB. A push button is operably mounted... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090136074 - Earphone and the method of making thereof: An earphone and its method of making are disclosed. The earphone comprises a first shell and a second shell joined thereto to form a housing. A sound pressure releasing path is defined in the housing. A loudspeaker is disposed in the housing. A strain relief collar is securely clasped between... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090136075 - Vibration speaker and a portable electronic device comprising the vibration speaker: A vibration speaker for a portable electronic device is disclosed herein. The vibration speaker comprises a case. A loudspeaker member for generating a sound is contained in the case. The loudspeaker member comprises a frame, a magnet, a voice coil and a membrane. The voice coil is operable to generate... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090136076 - Portable inflatable and illuminative speaker: The present invention is to provide a speaker, whose surface is distributed with glittering cones, made the user's sense of being positioned within a real, three dimensional space, further the speaker is free from damage, when fallen down or impinged by surrounding objects. The portable, inflatable, and illuminative speaker can... Agent: Sally Chang

20090136077 - Speaker apparatus and method for driving speaker: A speaker apparatus includes an acoustic vibration plate, and an actuator mounted to the acoustic vibration plate such that one end and the other end thereof, in a driving axis direction, exist in a plate surface of the acoustic vibration plate. The actuator applies vibration to the acoustic vibration plate... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090136078 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker including a frame and a toroidal magnet that is affixed to the rear of the frame. The toroidal magnet has a central passageway that opens into the frame. A cap is affixed to the rear of the magnet and closes the central passageway. A guide rod is affixed... Agent: Stephen R. Greiner, Esquire Greiner Law Offices, P.C.

  
05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090129601 - Controlling the decoding of binaural audio signals: A method for generating a parametrically encoded audio signal, the method comprising: inputting a multi-channel audio signal comprising a plurality of audio channels; generating at least one combined signal of the plurality of audio channels; and generating one or more corresponding sets of side information including channel configuration information for... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090129602 - Array speaker apparatus: An array speaker apparatus SParray includes a first radiation means for driving speaker units so that a first sound S1 of a main channel is radiated to a wall surface W1 on the left or right side of a listening position, and a second radiation means for driving the speaker... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090129603 - Method and apparatus to decode audio matrix: A method of audio matrix decoding in which a moving sound image is restored includes decoding multichannel signals from stereo signals, extracting strengths and positions of virtual sound sources existing between channels based on power vectors of the decoded multichannel signals, comparing the strengths and positions of the extracted previous... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090129604 - Sound field control method and system: Characteristics of spatial transmission from a speaker to a microphone contained in a remote controller and set in a listening area and in a non-listening area are measured. A plurality of different types of sound field control effects is calculated on the basis of the spatial transmission characteristics to predict... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090129605 - Apparatus and methods for augmenting a musical instrument using a mobile terminal: A mobile communications terminal for augmenting a musical instrument includes an audio signal receiver that is configured to receive an audio signal from the musical instrument and a signal processor that is configured to perform a signal processing function on the audio signal. The mobile communications terminal includes an audio... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090129606 - Vox circuit with 2-wire interfaces: A VOX interface is provided that interfaces with at least two communication paths to two separate devices. One communication path may be to a first electronic device, such as a central monitoring station remote from the VOX interface, and another communication path may be to one or more remote devices,... Agent: Gerald M. Bluhm Tyco Safety Products

20090129607 - Vehicle call device and calling method: A vehicle call device and a calling method capable of making it easier to pick up a voice of an occupant of a vehicle in an emergency situation are disclosed. The vehicle call device includes a speaker in a vehicle for outputting a received voice of an opposite party; a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090129609 - Method and apparatus for acquiring multi-channel sound by using microphone array: Provided are a method and an apparatus for acquiring a multi-channel sound by using a microphone array. The method estimates positions of sound sources corresponding to sound source signals, which are mixed together, from the sound source signals input via a microphone array; and generates a multi-channel sound source signal... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090129608 - Method for reducing interference powers and corresponding acoustic system: The object is to improve the action of a directional microphone in real acoustic environments. To do this, it is envisaged that the interference powers in a directional microphone with three microphones are reduced in that a first and a second microphone signal are adaptively filtered with respect to a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090129610 - Method and apparatus for canceling noise from mixed sound: A method, medium, and apparatus canceling noise from a mixed sound. The method includes receiving sound source signals including a target sound and noise, extracting at least one feature vector indicating an attribute difference between the sound source signals from the sound source signals, calculating a suppression coefficient considering ratios... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090129611 - Microphone membrane and microphone comprising the same: The invention relates to a microphone membrane (M1) comprising two piezoelectric layers (PS1, PS2) with c-axes oriented in the same direction. A first electroconductive surface (E11) is formed in the central metal layer and subjected to a first electrical potential. The piezoelectric layers (PS1, PS2) are respectively arranged between the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090129612 - Electretization method of condenser microphone, electretization apparatus, and manufacturing method of condenser microphone using it: A silicon microphone chip is completed and is implemented on an printed-circuit board and in this state, electretization processing is executed separately for a dielectric film in one silicon microphone chip by executing corona discharge using one needle electrode 51. More than one electretization is executed and the second or... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090129613 - Acoustic device: An assembly (38) comprises a vibration transducer (50) coupled to a substrate (58) which incorporates a circuit (62) electrically connected to the transducer (50). The substrate (58) is adapted to be coupled to a bending wave member (30) for converting actuator vibration into acoustic radiation or vice versa and has... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090129614 - Hearing apparatus with controlled programming socket: In the English translation document, please replace the abstract with the following: A Hearing apparatuses is provided. The hearing apparatus includes a programming socket that features at least a first connection and a second connection, with a signal processing system that is connected to the second connection, and with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090129615 - Hearing apparatus with visually active housing: A hearing apparatus to be worn on or in the ear is provided, which includes a housing. The housing is here formed at least in part from an electrochrome polymer. Since electrochrome polymers represent a homogeneous material, this means that they can be printed onto the housing in very thin... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090129617 - Hearing aid device, in particular ie hearing device: Disclosed is a hearing aid device, in particular an IE hearing device with a battery receiving space and a battery charger, with it being possible to move a battery for the hearing aid device into the battery receiving space by means of the battery charger, and for an immersion depth... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090129616 - Hearing device having a mechanical display element: A hearing device for wearing in or on the ear and for outputting a sound to the ear includes an electronic unit and a display unit for displaying a state of the electronic unit and for easily detecting the state of a hearing device such as a hearing aid while... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090129618 - Hearing aid having an operating device: A hearing aid has an operating device with an operating element for activating a first operating function and a second operating function of the hearing aid. The operating device is configured to cause an execution of an operating function of the hearing aid by activating the corresponding operating function via... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090129619 - Hearing aid method for in-situ occlusion effect and directly transmitted sound measurement: A hearing aid (100) comprises at least one first microphone (10) generating a first input signal from sounds external to a user of the hearing aid, signal processing means, a receiver (30) and, a second microphone (40) generating a second input signal from sounds in the occluded ear of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090129620 - Wearable terminal, mobile imaging sound collecting device, and device, method, and program for implementing them: A wearable terminal is constantly worn by a user and continually picks up images and sounds from the surroundings. Even when using a directional microphone to sensitively pick up targeted audio, the wearable terminal can reduce noise occurring due to motion of the device, for example when the user is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090129621 - Portable electronic apparatus with microphones: Two microphone assemblies 3 each having a main sound hole 61M and an auxiliary sound hole 61S are placed at a distance from each other facing the same direction, the main sound hole 61M being offset to one side with respect to an axis of an electret condenser microphone 4... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20090129622 - Mems microphone module and manufacturing process thereof: A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphone module and a manufacturing process thereof are described. A thickness of a transparent temporary cover plate temporarily disposed in a conventional plastic package structure is adjusted. After a mold for a plastic protector is formed, an UV ray is utilized to irradiate the mold to... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20090129623 - Speaker apparatus in a wireless communication device: In the invention there is being combined the back cavities of two speakers so that one speaker is used as a general speaker and the other one provides a boosting effect to the general speaker. For example, the other speaker can act as a subwoofer to the general speaker. The... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090129624 - Acoustic diaphragm: An acoustic diaphragm is disclosed having a plurality of acoustic elements supported by the diaphragm. In a preferred form, each element is coupled to a driver and extends radially at a uniform acute angle to a normal of the driver. In the preferred embodiment, a plural layer of the elements... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090122993 - Information capturing method: A method for capturing information related to an audio signal includes broadcasting an acoustic signal capable of human perception, broadcasting an RF signal containing information related to content of the acoustic signal, receiving the acoustic signal, receiving the RF signal with a portable device, and using the portable device, storing... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

20090122994 - Localization control device, localization control method, localization control program, and computer-readable recording medium: A localization control apparatus outputs an input audio signal to one channel among plural channels, and based on the input audio signal, outputs a control signal for controlling an audio signal for another channel among the plural channels. In the localization control apparatus, an attenuating unit attenuates the input audio... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090122995 - Sound separating apparatus: An apparatus for spatially separating sounds from at least two sound sources includes a sound detection unit and a sound control unit. The sound detection unit detects a first sound from a first sound source while a second sound is outputted from a second sound source. The sound control unit... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090122996 - Earplug sealing test: Methods and system for a sealing test comprising the steps of: sealing a predefined volume of gas; sampling a predefined frequency range, whereby there is no need to inject a predefined sound wave while sampling the predefined frequency range; and determining whether the predefined volume of gas is sealed or... Agent: Active Knowledge Ltd.

20090122997 - Audio processing apparatus and program: In an audio processing apparatus, a signal processor controls a volume of a sound signal provided to a sound emitting device. An adaptive filter determines an adaptive signal so as to minimize a magnitude of an error signal. A subtracter generates the error signal represented by a difference between the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090122999 - Method of improving acoustic properties in music reproduction apparatus and recording medium and music reproduction apparatus suitable for the method: A method of measuring and improving acoustic properties, and a recording medium and a music reproduction apparatus that are suitable for the method. The method includes reproducing and outputting an analysis signal stored in codec file types, recording the output analysis signal in the codec file types, obtaining an impulse... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090122998 - Vented loudspeaker box system and its control method: A vented loudspeaker box system comprises a vented loudspeaker box, a music content analyzing device and a bass controlling device. The vented loudspeaker box is used for playing a music signal, the music content analyzing device is used for detecting the bass contents of the music signal, and the bass... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090123000 - Wearable personal sound delivery apparatus: A personal sound delivery apparatus which can be worn by a person has speakers held close to the ears and does not include any insert into the auditory canal or any ear muff that could muffle or suppress other ambient sounds. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a wireless... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20090123001 - Method for three-dimensional presentation of a hearing apparatus on a head and corresponding graphics facility: A method and a graphics facility are provided to allow a choice of hearing apparatus to be made easier for a user via a three-dimensional presentation of a hearing apparatus on a head of a user. A 3D model of the hearing apparatus is provided as a virtual hearing apparatus... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123002 - System and method for providing step size control for subband affine projection filters for echo cancellation applications: A system and method for Acoustic Echo Cancellation. The system and method include a subband affine projection filter and a variable step size controller configured to cancel an estimated echo from a near-end signal. The system and method also include a divergence detector adapted to reset the subband affine projection... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20090123003 - Ambient noise-reduction system: A signal processing circuit is intended for use in a noise reduction system, which produces a target filter characteristic that would achieve optimal noise cancellation, the target filter characteristic including a resonant peak at a first frequency. The signal processing circuit comprises an analogue filter, which has an amplitude response... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090123004 - Method and system for automated volume adjustments for a marketing system: A method for adjusting volume for a marketing system, including the steps of: determining, using a processor in a general-purpose computer, a parameter associated with the marketing system; generating, using the processor, a volume control level based on the parameter; and controlling, using the processor and an interface element for... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20090123005 - Multiple magnet loudspeaker: A loudspeaker provides increased magnetic flux from multiple magnets to drive voice coils to generate sound. The loudspeaker is formed as a smaller profile and reduced weight package. The loudspeaker includes a dual pole, first and second magnets, first and second front plates, and first and second gaps. The polarities... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090123006 - Multi-mode sound reproduction system and a corresponding method thereof: There is provided a multi-mode sound reproduction system for reproduction of both stereophonic signals and multi-channel audio signals. The system includes a first pair of speakers positioned on a left portion of a user, the user being at a pre-determined facing, the first pair of speakers comprising a first primary... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20090123007 - Virtual sound source localization apparatus: In a virtual sound source localization apparatus, a distance between two loudspeakers and a shortest distance between a line connecting the loudspeakers and a listening position are set beforehand, and a listener operates an operating section to localize a Cch sound source at an approximately center of the loudspeakers, thereby... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090123008 - Hearing apparatus chip with a separate emc ground and corresponding hearing apparatus: In the English translation document, please replace the abstract with the following: A Hearing apparatuses and a hearing apparatus chip are provided. A hearing apparatus chip for processing a signal of a hearing apparatus includes a signal-processing component and a first ground wire connected to a first terminal of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123009 - Method for manufacturing acoustical devices and for reducing especially wind disturbances: A method for manufacturing an acoustical device, especially a hearing device. A device casing is provided with an acoustical/electrical input converter arrangement with an electric output. An audio signal processing unit establishes audio signal processing of the device according to individual needs and/or purpose of the device. At least one... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090123011 - Ear mold with vent opening through outer ear and corresponding ventilation method: A method and hearing aid mold are provided for a hearing device with a first segment for insertion into the auditory canal of the user, a second segment, which projects into the concha of the user when inserted, and a vent, which runs from the first segment into the second... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123010 - Hearing device with an open earpiece having a short vent: Unlike a conventional BTE (Behind-The-Ear) hearing aid having a housing to be positioned behind the ear, the housing of the hearing device according to the present invention is positioned in front of the ear, i.e. in front of the pinna. The positioning of the hearing device is simple since positioning... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20090123012 - Faceplate for hearing devices and method for producing a faceplate: A faceplate of a hearing device housing with a component fitted in an opening of the faceplate and an associated method are provided. The faceplate is formed from a first material. When a predefinable distance between the support surface of the components in the opening and the surface facing away... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123013 - Hearing aid device: A hearing aid device is provided. The hearing aid includes a housing, electrical components arranged within the housing and an adjusting element. The adjustment element is provided to modify a setting value of at least one the electrical components. In one aspect, the adjusting element is operable in a contact-free... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123014 - In-the-ear hearing device housing and the production thereof: A one-piece in-the-ear hearing device housing and a method for producing the in-the-ear housing are provided. The housing is mechanically separable into at least one faceplate and a housing shell. In one aspect, the hearing device housing has an interlayer between the faceplate and the housing shell. Different shrinking of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123015 - Composite receiver tube for a hearing instrument: The compliance of a receiver tube for a hearing instrument may be enhanced by fabricating it as a composite assembly of a tube and a compliant insulator positioned between the tube and the receiver. The material of the insulator is selected such that it has a greater compliance than that... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090123016 - Headpiece with releasably engaged earbud securement system: A resiliently flexible headpiece pivotally coupled to a pair of earbud securement elements each of which releasably engage the external surface of a corresponding discrete pair of earbuds.... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles

20090123017 - Electronic component, electronic component unit, speaker, and mobile terminal including speaker: To provide an electronic component, an electronic component unit, a speaker, and a mobile terminal including the speaker which can realize the stable electrical conduction. An electronic component includes a frame, an electric circuit which is provided on the frame, a coil spring which is electrically connected to the electric... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090123018 - Method and apparatus for mounting a battery and a speaker in an information handling system: A battery and speaker mounting apparatus includes a base member including a battery socket positioned adjacent a support surface on the base member, and a speaker chamber defined by the base member and separated from the battery socket by the support surface. A speaker module may be mounted in the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090123019 - Speaker: The invention is intended to enhance the driving efficiency in a speaker being less in distortion. In order to achieve the purpose, there is provided a damper disposed rather closer to a magnetic circuit than the diaphragm, of which the inner rim is connected to a voice coil body, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

  
05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090116652 - Focusing on a portion of an audio scene for an audio signal: Aspects of the invention provide methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for spatially manipulating sound that is played back to a listener over a set of output transducers, e.g., headphones. The listener can direct spatial attention to focus on a portion of an audio scene, analogous to a magnifying glass being... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090116653 - Audio signal processing device, audio signal processing method, program thereof, and recording meduim containing the program: Stream audio signals input in channel input terminals (710FL, 710FR) of a large setting are passed through large high-bandpass filters (720) arranged identically to small high-bandpass filters (740) for extracting high-frequency components from stream audio signals input in channel input terminals (710C, 710SL, 710SR, 710SBL, 710SRB) of a small setting.... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090116654 - On-the-fly introduction of inter-channel delay in a pulse-width-modulation amplifier: A multiple-channel audio processor (10) and an associated plurality of power stages (22) in an audio system are disclosed. The audio processor (10) includes a plurality of audio amplifier channels (22), each of which includes a pulse-code-modulation (PCM) to pulse-width-modulation (PWM) conversion function (25), which generates PWM signals for application... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090116655 - Adaptive filter calculation method and sound field generating device: For an inverse system including an adaptive filter having an inverse characteristic of a reproduction sound field characteristic and arranged in series with a stage previous to an output stage of the reproduction sound field characteristic, and an auxiliary filter for updating the adaptive filter arranged in parallel with an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090116656 - Method and apparatus for acoustics testing of a personal mobile device: A portable handheld test fixture has an acoustic port, e.g. a speaker port, a microphone, and/or an earpiece/receiver port. Once the media device has been installed onto the test fixture, the port becomes acoustically coupled to a respective acoustic aperture of the media device that is associated with a speaker,... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090116657 - Simulated surround sound hearing aid fitting system: This application relates to a system for fitting a hearing aid by testing the hearing aid patient with a three-dimensional sound field having one or more localized sound sources. In one embodiment, a signal processing system employing head-related transfer functions is used to produce audio signals that simulate a three-dimensional... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090116658 - Electronic device with microphone array capable of suppressing noise: An electronic device includes a first acoustic opening, a first microphone, a second acoustic opening, a second microphone, two flexible boots, and two chambers. The first microphone receives sound through the first acoustic opening. The second microphone receives the sound through the second acoustic opening. The first and second acoustic... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090116659 - Networked sound masking system with centralized sound masking generation: A sound masking system for shaping the ambient noise level in a physical environment. The sound masking system comprises a networked and distributed system having a number of master units coupled together and to a control unit. One or more of the master units may include satellite sound masking units... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090116660 - In-band parametric sound generation system: Parametric sound reproduction in high-intensity audio signaling, for example in hailing and warning at relatively large distances, is disclosed in one example by producing a primary audio signal in the audio frequency range, and producing a secondary audio signal in the audio frequency range by modulation of the primary audio... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090116661 - Mixer with adaptive post-filtering: A noise reduction system includes multiple transducers that generate time domain signals. A transforming device transforms the time domain signals into frequency domain signals. A signal mixing device mixes the frequency domain signals according to a mixing ratio. Frequency domain signals are rotated in phase to generate phase rotated signals.... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090116662 - Audio processing method and system: An audio processing method used in a microphone is provided. Firstly, a sound signal is received. Next, the sound signal is transduced to a first voltage signal. The first voltage signal is interfered with by a second voltage signal resulting from electromagnetic wave penetrating into the microphone. Next, the second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090116663 - Combining an audio power amplifier and a power converter in a single device: An apparatus is described that includes an audio power amplifier having an input and an output. An alternating-current to direct-current power converter is coupled to the audio power amplifier in a single package to supply power to the audio power amplifier.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090116665 - Compressing the level of an audio signal: An audio signal in which an audio signal is received as a stream of digital samples, each being a numerical value representing a sampled signal level. A first zero crossing point is identified and the received audio samples are stored until a second zero crossing point is identified, thereby storing... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20090116664 - Perceptually weighted digital audio level compression: The level of an audio signal can be compressed by receiving an input audio signal, determining a measure of loudness of the signal using a perceptually derived filter, determining a target gain amount, determining a current gain amount using piecewise linear attack/release logic, and producing an output audio signal by... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP

20090116666 - Adjusting acoustic speaker output based on an estimated degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port: A degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port may be estimated by detecting touch contact between the ear and at least one touch sensor in fixed relation to the speaker port. The degree of seal is estimated based on the detected touch contact. Based upon the estimated... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090116667 - Method and apparatus for volume adjustment: A method and an apparatus for adjusting volume are provided. A determining module receives a sound input signal, wherein the sound input signal is connected to a plurality of sound input sources and corresponds to one of the said sound input sources, the determining module further determines the corresponding sound... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090116668 - Method, a system and an apparatus for delivering media layers: A system for facilitating access to multiple layer media items over communication network. The system comprises a media database which is used for storing multiple layer media items as independently accessible channels. The system further comprises plurality of subscriber applications which are connecting via a communication network, e.g. The Internet,... Agent: Martin D Moynihan Prtsi

20090116669 - Mems microphone package having sound hole in pcb: Provided is a MEMS microphone package having a sound hole in a PCB, which can ground-connect a metal case to a main board using an assembly process including bending and clamping an end of the case. The MEMS microphone package includes a tetragonal container-shaped metal case having an open-side to... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090116670 - Ribbon microphone and ribbon microphone unit: To obtain a ribbon microphone unit, which makes the tension of a diaphragm adjustable by configuring a ribbon diaphragm assembly that is detachable to a magnetic-circuit assembly including a magnet, and which further allows a user side to carry out the maintenance by replacing the ribbon diaphragm assembly; a ribbon... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090116671 - Remotely activated earpiece with radio and masking functions: A remotely activated ear mounted control device and a method for performing the same comprising an earpiece adapted to fit in an ear; said earpiece having circuit and control components for receiving and transmitting signals from a remote control device to control one or more earpiece functions and an amplifier... Agent: Christian Barwick

20090116672 - Instant custom ear mold with removable receiver insert for auditory devices: An instant custom ear mold with a removable receiver insert having threads on the insert and ear mold in a plurality of places. The instant custom ear mold with a removable receiver insert allows for the easy removal, cleaning, repair or replacement of the receiver and allows the same day... Agent: Jon David Schirado Schirado Law Office, P.A.

20090116673 - Hearing aid, in particular a behind-the-ear hearing aid, and a method of assembling a hearing aid: A hearing aid, in particular a behind-the-ear hearing aid, has a speaker for generating a sound signal, a connecting piece for emitting the sound signal, and a flexible sound tube for transporting the sound signal from the speaker to the connecting piece. The flexible sound tube is flexible at least... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090116674 - Microphone: A microphone includes a casing. A circuit board is mounted in the casing. The circuit board includes an audio conversion unit and a switch mounted thereon. Activation of the switch controls on/off the audio conversion unit. A mounting member is securely mounted in the casing. The mounting member includes a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090116675 - Mems diaphragm structure and method for forming the same: A diaphragm (14) is formed using MEMS technology. The diaphragm (14) has a hinge structure, and at least one of a hinge upper corner portion and a hinge lower corner portion of the diaphragm (14) is rounded.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090116677 - Earphone device: An earphone device comprises an inner casing enclosing one or more miniature drive units, and a movable cap or outer casing that moves relative to the inner casing. The inner casing has an extension member, such as a hollow post, terminating in an acoustic output port. A compressible foam bulb... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20090116676 - Earphone for wideband communication: An earphone device capable of achieving sound bandwidths beyond the 150-7000 Hz wideband range, and configured for supra-concha or supra-aural placement. The earphone comprises at least two frequency range receivers positioned within a housing. In at least one embodiment, the earphone is capable of achieving a super-wideband range by physically... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090116678 - 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

20090116679 - Display: A display includes a frame-shaped front housing for fixing a display portion so as to expose the display portion, a speaker and a speaker mounting portion for mounting to be capable of outputting a sound downward and forward in a state where the speaker is inclined by a prescribed angle... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090116680 - Loudspeaker: Loudspeaker has frame, magnetic circuit, voice coil, diaphragm, first combination and second combination. First combination and second combination are both provided closer to magnetic circuit than diaphragm, the inner rims of which are connected to voice coil while the outer rims are to frame. First combination has first damper and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090116681 - Voice coil assembly, loudspeaker using the same, and method for producing the same: A voice coil assembly capable of realizing a flat thin loudspeaker having a high efficiency, reduced divided vibrations, a flat frequency response, and reduced operation defects. The voice coil assembly includes a plurality of internal-winding voice coils, each including a rectangular bobbin having a rectangular cross section and defining a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090116682 - Speaker and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a loudspeaker using a resin with adhesiveness as a surface treatment agent that has already been applied onto either of a diaphragm and a voice coil before bonding. Because this structure can reduce the weight of an adhesive agent used for bonding the diaphragm to the voice coil,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

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