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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090161880 - Method and apparatus to create a sound field: The invention generally relates to a method and apparatus for taking an input signal, replicating it a number of times and modifying each of the replicas before routing them to respective output transducers such that a desired sound field is created. This sound field may comprise a directed beam, focused... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.

20090161879 - Sound signal processing device, method of processing sound signal, sound reproducing system, method of designing sound signal processing device: [Means for Solving the Problems] An acoustic regeneration system for regenerating sounds by a speaker 20 provided with a transparent panel 24 of a liquid crystal apparatus and oscillators 26 fro vibrating the transparent panel 24 in response to signals of left and right channels is provided with a pair... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090161881 - Sound system for portable electronic device: A sound system (30) for a portable electronic device (20) is provided. The sound system includes a sound generator (28), a sound processor (25), and a speaker subsystem (24). The sound generator is configured for generating sound recordings with single sound format. The sound processor electronically connects with the sound... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090161882 - Method of measuring an audio signal perceived quality degraded by a noise presence: A method of calculating an objective score (NOS) of the perceived quality of an audio signal degraded by the presence of noise and processed by a noise reducing function, said method comprising a preliminary step of obtaining a predefined test audio signal (x[m]) containing a wanted signal free of noise,... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090161883 - System for adjusting perceived loudness of audio signals: A method of adjusting a loudness of an audio signal may include receiving an electronic audio signal and using one or more processors to process at least one channel of the audio signal to determine a loudness of a portion of the audio signal. This processing may include processing the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090161884 - Ethernet isolator for microphonics security and method thereof: A system and method for providing microphonic isolation on a transmission line. The transmission line has a first part and a second part. The first part of transmission line carries a data signal and a microphonic signal. The microphonic signal has frequencies that include those in a range of substantially... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090161885 - Component for noise reducing earphone: An active noise reduction (ANR) component for provision in an earphone housing is disclosed. The device includes a driver and a sensing microphone, the driver and sensing microphone being housed in a component housing. The earphone housing has an outlet passageway from the ANR component to an auditory canal. The... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090161886 - Microphone unit and sound input apparatus: A microphone unit includes: a partition member, including a vibration film configured to be vibrated by sound; a housing, defining an inner space, and formed with a first opening and a second opening, the inner space being divided into a first space and a second space by the partition member,... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090161887 - Data processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: According to one embodiment, a data processing apparatus includes a control section which, when the performance of the memory device is at a predetermined threshold value or higher, stores the frequency while associating it to a volume of the sound generated and increase a frequency of sound generated next by... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090161888 - Auto gain control amplifier, auto gain control system and auto gain control method: An auto gain control amplifier that amplifies an input signal including a variable gain amplification unit that amplifies an input signal and an auto gain control unit that monitors amplitude of an output signal of the variable gain amplification unit, obtains an gain of the variable gain amplification unit that... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090161889 - Dynamic range controller: A circuit for preventing clipping in an Automatic Level Control (ALC) or Limiter, where the amplitude of the signal above the clipping point is estimated, then the signal level is automatically reduced over a defined period substantially equal to the feedforward delay in the ALC/Limiter. By adaptively controlling, based on... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090161890 - Micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) capacitive sensing circuit: The present invention discloses a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) capacitive sensing circuit wherein two input nodes of a fully differential amplifier are separately connected to a MEMS capacitive sensing device and a matching capacitor, which both contain similar capacity value and connect to a bias node, and two resistors separately connect... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090161891 - Audio signal hybrid controlling device: An audio signal hybrid controlling device is provided. The audio signal hybrid controlling device is used for selecting an audio signal from a plurality of audio signals for an audio output device. The audio signal hybrid controlling device comprises: a USB input terminal for receiving a first audio signal; a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090161892 - Fetal communication system: A compact fetal sound system delivers high-fidelity sound to a fetus in utero through a miniature, abdominally mounted driver with a convex diaphragm. No gel is necessary at the interface between the diaphragm and the mother's abdomen. Digital signal processing shapes the frequency spectrum of the sound transmitted to the... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090161893 - Handheld transmitter/receiver: It is intended to provide a handset that can communicate clear conversations and that is superior in serviceability, even in work environments where wearing a helmet is required or in conditions where wearing a helmet or mask is required, such as when riding a two-wheel vehicle, performing construction work, or... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090161894 - Card type mems microphone: A card type MEMS microphone according to the invention comprises a substrate having a first through hole and a second through hole, an MEMS chip in which a space formed by a diaphragm electrode and a silicon substrate is mounted in a position to surround an outlet of the first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090161895 - Sound provider adapted to cancel out noise: A sound provider for providing sound to a person's ear includes one or more terminals for receiving a first electrical signal and a first sound emitter operatively connected to the one or more terminals for outputting a sound corresponding to the first electrical signal. The sound provider also includes a... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090161896 - Method and apparatus for envelope detection and enhancement of pitch cue of audio signals: A method and apparatus for detecting an envelope of an audio signal, and a method and apparatus for enhancing the pitch cue of an audio signal perceived by a cochlear implant patient where the audio signal is processed and input to an implant device of the recipient. The methods and... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090161897 - Electroacoustic miniature converter with retaining means for installation in a hearing device: An electroacoustic miniature converter for hearing devices is described. This includes a polyhedral housing module and an elastic retaining device, with the housing module and the retaining device being embodied such that the retaining device is connected to exclusively one single surface of the housing module.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090161898 - Energy storage means holding device having covered charging contacts and a housing module: An energy storage means holding device and an associated housing module for a hearing device are provided. The holding device includes a holding module and a contact arranged in the holding module for connection to an energy charging device. A gripping is embodied in the holding module and cover the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090161899 - Garment with speaker function: A garment with a speaker function is provided. The garment includes a garment body, a bag, and an electret speaker. The bag disposed on the garment body includes a sound-absorbing layer. The electret speaker, disposed in the bag, gives off sounds to a first direction and a second direction at... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090161900 - Microphone assembly for minimizing acoustic feedback from a loudspeaker: A microphone assembly for desktop communication systems utilizes a directional microphones in a desktop conferencing system without exposing the microphone to unfavorable mechanical or acoustic influence. The microphones is built into the front portion of the base of the system, in a mechanically controlled and robust way. The microphone assembly... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090161901 - Ultra thin package for electric acoustic sensor chip of micro electro mechanical system: An ultra thin package for an electric acoustic sensor chip of a micro electro mechanical system is provided. A substrate has a first substrate surface and a second substrate surface opposite to the first substrate surface. At least one conductor bump is formed on the second substrate surface. An electric... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090161902 - Loudspeakers, systems and components thereof: Improved loudspeakers, systems and components are adapted to interconnect with many forms of communication media. In one embodiment, a speaker is mountable within a receptacle. The speaker includes a magnetic driver and a diaphragm mounted to a frame. The frame includes a mounting member extending from a surface of the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090161903 - Docking station capable of being mounted to a sports support pole: The present invention relates to a docking station mounted to a sports pole. The docking station includes a movable bracket to mount to the sports pole and a housing to detachably mount to the bracket. The housing includes at least one speaker to connect to a portable an audio device,... Agent: Howrey LLP - East

20090161904 - Speakerphone using adaptive phase rotation: An improved speakerphone for a cellular telephone, portable telephone handset, or the like. In one embodiment, a receiver provides an audio signal, and a first phase-shifter phase-shifts the audio signal by a first phase-shift amount. A second phase-shifter phase-shifts the audio signal by a second phase-shift amount and drives a... Agent: Mendelsohn & Associates, P.C.

20090161905 - Speaker and magnetic circuit: A high performance speaker is provided and includes a simple structure magnetic circuit achieved without the need of a complicated manufacturing process, and a high performance speaker is provided and includes a simple structure diaphragm achieved without the need of a difficult process for forming a U shape of a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090161906 - Transducer with variable compliance: A transducer utilizes a sound-producing member positioned in the area of magnetic flux concentration between magnetic poles of opposite polarity. The sound-producing member is variably vibratable in a magnetic structure between the poles to generate acoustic waves, and an acoustic conduit carries the acoustic waves through the magnetic poles e... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090154713 - Acoustic control apparatus for controlling acoustic in each individual space: An acoustic control apparatus in an acoustic apparatus capable of playing individual sound sources in a plurality of individual spaces by executing an acoustic process for the plurality of individual spaces provided in a predetermined range of space, includes an operation display unit enabling the sound source to be individually... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090154712 - Apparatus and method of outputting sound information: An azimuth and distance calculator calculates the relative direction and distance to the next intersection to be guided, based on information on the intersection supplied from storage for received information on an object to be guided and information on the moving histories of a user. Then, the calculator converts the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090154714 - Audio signal processing system and surround signal generation method: DSP 5 inputs audio input signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of channels, and generates surround signals that have reflection sound and reverberate sound and that respectively correspond to the plurality of channels. The DSP 5 generates the surround signal corresponding to one channel based on an audio input signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090154715 - Apparati and methods for sound transduction with minimal interference from background noise and minimal local acoustic radiation: A transducer senses sounds produced by a talker or other source and measures acceleration of air. Enhancement of acceleration is accompanied by reduction of the portion of the sound energy that escapes from the regions around the transducer. The result is a high sensitivity transducer, with increased privacy for use... Agent: Steven J Weissburg

20090154716 - System and method for sound system simulation: A sound system design/simulation system provides a more realistic simulation of an existing venue by matching a measured reverberation characteristic of the existing venue and adjusting one or more acoustic parameters characterizing the model such that a predicted reverberation characteristic substantially matches the measured reverberation characteristic.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090154717 - Echo suppressing method and apparatus: Converter 100 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 output signal of the sound pickup device as a first signal, uses an estimated crosstalk value indicative of an estimated value of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090154718 - Method and apparatus for suppressor backfill: In some communication applications, a near-end talker employs a cellular phone that either operates in a noisy environment and does not support artificial noise injection or injects noise but supports a simple, fixed noise injection. This may result in “blanking” of the background noise and result in repeated “are you... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090154719 - Modular mobile computing headset: A system comprises an accessory, a mobile unit module, and a battery pack module. The accessory is worn one of on and near a portion of a body of a user. The mobile unit module removably couples to the accessory. The battery pack module removably couples to one of the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP/ Motorola

20090154720 - Sound output control device and sound output control method: According to one embodiment, an output control module detects whether a wearing state of the first headphone and the second headphone is a first state in which both the first headphone and the second headphone are worn on the human body, or a second state in which one of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090154722 - Audio receiving device and method of forming same: In some embodiments, an audio receiving device can be configured to couple to and produce an output signal for a portable media device. The audio receiving system can include: (a) a first microphone; (b) a second microphone; (c) a housing; and (d) an audio interface configured to electrically couple to... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20090154721 - Image apparatus and method for transmitting audio data: An image apparatus and method for transmitting audio data are provided. Audio data of diverse formats are combined to form a single set of transmission data and transmitted in serial transmission over a single physical transmission line, so that convenient connection between A/V apparatuses can be provided.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090154723 - Method of and apparatus for controlling sound field through array speaker: Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling a sound field through an array speaker. The method includes calculating a coefficient of a filter that controls sound pressure of an input signal, based on a sound pressure ratio of a suppression area that suppresses sound emitted from an array speaker... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090154725 - Acoustic correction apparatus and method for vehicle audio system: Disclosed herein is an acoustic correction apparatus and method for vehicle audio systems which is capable of providing optimal sound at a reference level to a listener even though the acoustic spatial response characteristics in the room of a vehicle vary due to a change in the material of seat... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090154724 - On-vehicle acoustics apparatus: s

20090154726 - System and method for noise activity detection: A noise activity detector includes a circuit for calculating average energy in a critical bandwidth, a circuit for determining a threshold function, a circuit for generating a dynamic modification of the threshold function, a circuit for identifying frequency components of the signal having energy that is above threshold values determined... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090154727 - Systems and methods for suppressing radio interference from a noise source via active filtering: Systems and methods are provided for suppressing radio interference from a noise source having an operating frequency. One system includes memory for storing a threshold signal strength, a re-configurable filter for selectively filtering signals of a harmonic of the operating frequency, and a controller. The controller is configured to compare... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090154728 - Sound collection apparatus: A sound collection apparatus according to the present invention comprises: at least one target sound collection means for collecting a sound including a target sound generated from a target sound source, so as to output a collected-sound signal; a plurality of non-target sound collection means, provided at positions different from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090154729 - Filter circuit for an electret microphone: A miniature electret microphone includes an input buffer circuit. The input buffer circuit includes an integrated circuit including a floating ground substrate and a p-n junction. The p-n junction is coupled as a capacitor to a filter circuit of the input buffer circuit... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090154730 - Electrostatic speaker arrangement for a mobile device: A speaker is integrally formed with a multi-layered printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a flexible membrane layer with a conductive pattern thereon. Positive and negative elements are disposed on opposing sides of the flexible membrane. A drive circuit connects to the flexible membrane layer and applies current... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090154733 - Amplifier circuit and methods of operation thereof: A signal amplifying circuit and associated methods and apparatuses, the circuit comprising: a signal path extending from an input terminal to an output terminal, a gain controller arranged to control the gain applied along the signal path in response to a control signal; an output stage within the signal path... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090154731 - Audio playback apparatus: An audio playback apparatus is disclosed. The audio playback apparatus processes an audio signal and provides at least one output signal to at least one speaker or an earphone connected to a phone-jack. The audio playback apparatus comprises a clock generating module, a processing module, an amplifier module, and a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090154732 - Audio playing module and method of the same: An audio module used for a display device is disclosed. The display device has a display substrate. The audio module has a filter, an amplifier, and at least one output unit. The filter receives and filters an audio signal to generate a filtered signal. The amplifier is coupled to the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090154734 - Method for fabricating micro speaker and micro speaker fabricated by the same: A method for fabricating a micro speaker is provided, including forming a package wafer and a device wafer by batch processing, bonding the package wafer and the device wafer to each other, and forming a diaphragm by isotropic-etching a back surface of the device wafer using a xenon difluoride (XeF2).... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090154735 - Piezoelectric microphone, speaker, microphone-speaker integrated device and manufacturing method thereof: A piezoelectric microphone, a speaker, a microphone-speaker integrated device and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The microphone-speaker integrated device includes a silicon substrate and an insulating layer deposited on the silicon substrate; a piezoelectric plate formed on the insulating layer; and a mating electrode formed on the piezoelectric plate.... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090154736 - Apparatus for generating directional sound and mobile terminal using the same: Provided are an apparatus for generating directional sound and a mobile terminal using the apparatus. The apparatus includes a signal controller for dividing and generating a reference signal into signals having three or more levels and phases, a first signal processor and a second signal processor for controlling a first... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090154737 - Apparatus, system, and method for an entertainment chair: An apparatus, system, and method for an entertainment chair provide a high fidelity audio system incorporated in an entertainment chair. The entertainment chair is relatively independent from an acoustical environment in which it is placed, and enables repeatable high fidelity sound with a wide variety of recording types and qualities.... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090154738 - Mixable earphone-microphone device with sound attenuation: A portable device that provides sound level attenuation while also providing an acoustic representation of the user's sound environment using microphones attached to, or embedded in, the device, and providing the ability to blend in a user adjustable auxiliary audio source with the user's sound environment signal, whereby placement of... Agent: Ayan Pal

20090154740 - Personal speaker system with detachable control module: A personal speaker system has one or more speakers, a wireless transceiver, and a detachable user control interface, the user control interface including a digital music player, a graphics display, and a digital medium executing software code for enabling configuration and control of system functions by a user.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090154739 - Systems and methods employing multiple individual wireless earbuds for a common audio source: Multiple individual wireless earbuds provide audio from a common audio source. A user may thereby enjoy audio in both ears while also benefiting from an entirely wireless configuration. The individual wireless earbuds may each receive the audio signal from the common audio source and then produce audio accordingly. Each earbud... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Wk Attn: Patent Docketing

20090154743 - Adaptive hearing device and method for providing a hearing aid: A hearing device having an input unit for converting an acoustic input to a first signal, an output unit for converting a second signal to an acoustic output and a signal processing unit for generating said second signal from said first signal based on a setting indicating a characteristic of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090154742 - Hearing device, hearing device system and method of controlling the hearing device system: The present invention refers to a hearing device system which comprises: at least a first hearing device (10) including a first control unit (14) and a second hearing device (30) including a second control unit (37) for processing acoustic signals. Each of the hearing devices includes a transceiver (20, 34)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090154741 - System for customizing hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for customizing a hearing assistance device for a wearer. According to various embodiments, data corresponding to the wearer's acoustic environment is logged using the hearing assistance device. In various embodiments, the hearing assistance device is fitted by an adaptive fitting process controlled... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090154744 - Device for the hearing impaired: An electronic device for analyzing signal content derived from audible events, the device for aiding the hearing impaired.... Agent: Chancellor Ip

20090154745 - Gender-specific hearing device adjustment: The spontaneous acceptance by a hearing device wearer in respect of a new hearing device is to be improved. To this end, a method for adjusting the amplification of a hearing device to an individual hearing device wearer is proposed, with which a target amplification for the hearing device wearer... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090154746 - Method for attenuating interfering noise and corresponding hearing device: Transient interfering sounds are to have a less disturbing effect in hearing devices. For this purpose, it is provided that an envelope curve of an input signal of a hearing device, particularly of a hearing aid, is detected. The slope and/or the height of edges of the envelope curve is... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090154747 - Filter for a hearing aid and a hearing aid: A hearing aid (1) comprises a receiver (19), an output port (6), a conduit (13) for conveying sound to the port and a barrier element (39) adapted for baffling entry of ear wax and moisture and for being acoustically transparent. The invention further provides a barrier element (39) for a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090154748 - Cartilage displacing bead, ridge, or key projection: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to an in-the-ear-canal device comprising: an insertion element; and at least one non-circumferential protrusion, where the at least one non-circumferential protrusion is operatively connected to a surface of the insertion element and provides a stabilizing force for maintaining the position of the insertion... Agent: Dr. John G. Casali

20090154749 - Detachable earpiece auditory device with spring operation: A detachable earpiece auditory device comprises a housing, a speaker, and a connector. The housing has a sound outlet, a second opening, and a spring element positioned at the second opening. The speaker is provided within the housing and comprises an electrically conducting speaker terminal at an outer surface of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090154750 - Wave guide unit: The present invention concerns a waveguide unit, for use with a transducer unit, and in particular transducer of the dome type, where the wave guide unit is substantially circular, and suitable to be arranged around the transducer, where the wave guide unit has a front side on which front side... Agent: James C. Wray

20090154751 - Acoustical horn: An acoustical horn having an inlet or throat, and an outlet or mouth wherein the shape of at least a portion of the horn between the throat and the mouth is defined by an exponential function including a negative exponential term.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090154752 - Condenser microphone: An exemplary condenser microphone includes a printed circuit board, a first via, a second via, and a number of through holes. The first and second vias are formed in the printed circuit board for the signal line and ground line respectively passing therethrough. The through holes are formed surrounding the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090154753 - Dynamic microphone: There is provided a dynamic microphone in which the output impedance does not increase and also the failure rate does not increase though using a microphone unit and a vibration detecting unit to reduce handling noise. In the dynamic microphone including a microphone unit 20 that includes a first diaphragm... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090154754 - Earphone, headset and ear protector: There is provided an earphone comprising a hoop (1) with a first and a second pivot point (A0, B0) at least one end of the hoop (1). The earphone has at least one earpiece (3) for receiving at least one electroacoustic transducer. The earpiece (3) has a first and a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090154755 - Electroacoustic transducer and ear speaker device: A reproduced sound of high quality is allowed to be listened to by a listener while natural sound image localization is provided. By providing a housing 4L having internal space mounted at a predetermined position of the head of the listener, a speaker unit 7L mounted on one surface of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090154756 - Printed circuit board for a flat-panel speaker: A flat-panel speaker is attached to an exterior surface of a printed circuit board (PCB) housed within a consumer electronic device. Rather than place the flat-panel speaker within a sealed speaker box and then attach the speaker box to the PCB, as is conventional, the present invention attaches the flat-panel... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090154757 - Speaker device, installation body for speaker device, and mobile body having speaker device mounted thereon: A speaker device (100) includes a speaker unit (2) including a diaphragm (6); a windshield cover (3) covering the speaker unit and including a sound emitting unit (130) emitting a sound produced by the speaker unit; and a cabinet (5) connected to a bottom of the windshield cover, and supporting... Agent: The Nath Law Group

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090147961 - Object-based 3-dimensional audio service system using preset audio scenes: Provided are an object-based three dimensional (3-D) audio service system using preset audio scenes and a method thereof. The system and the method are suggested for enabling a user to easily and conveniently watch and listen an object based 3-D audio service by eliminating inconvenience that requires a user to... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090147962 - Consumer electronics device with headphones: A system having a consumer electronics device (1) providing an audio signal (21), a device (3) for the setting of, particularly a frequency response and/or a set of dynamics of the audio signal (21), and at least one set of headphones (5) for playing back the audio signal (21), wherein... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Princeton

20090147963 - Bass enhancement for audio: A method and apparatus for conditioning an audio input signal to enhance perception and reproduction of bass frequencies. Harmonics are generated and combined with a phase-shifted version of the audio input signal. Use of a controlled phase shift reduces or eliminates unwanted introduction of waveform asymmetry or D.C. offset.... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20090147964 - Apparatus and method for removing an echo signal in a signal transmission/reception apparatus of a communication system: A method and apparatus for removing an echo signal in a signal transmission/reception apparatus of a communication system are provided. A signal transmission/reception apparatus determines an echo channel impulse response using a reception signal, generates an echo signal removing coefficient using the echo channel impulse response, removes an echo signal... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090147966 - Method and apparatus for in-ear canal sound suppression: An earpiece (100) and acoustic management module (300) for in-ear canal suppression control suitable is provided. A method for suppressing signals for a conference call, a vehicle, and a general communication event is also provided. The earpiece can include an Ambient Sound Microphone (111) to capture ambient sound, an Ear... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20090147965 - Electronic pillow for abating snoring/environmental noises, hands-free communications, and non-invasive monitoring and recording: An electronic pillow including a pillow unit encasing at least one error microphone and at least one loudspeaker in electrical connection with a controller unit, the pillow unit also including a power source, and a reference sensing unit including at least one reference microphone in electrical connection with the controller... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC

20090147967 - Conference apparatus: Microphone arrays, which are formed by arranging a plurality of microphones, are provided on a front side and a rear side of a housing, respectively. A virtual focus is set for each of the microphone arrays in a direction opposite to a direction in which sound is picked-up sound signals... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090147968 - Sound input device: A sound input device includes a differential microphone, configured to receive sound including noise, and generate a first signal in accordance with the sound; a detector, configured to detect the noise, and generate a second signal in accordance with the detected noise; and a controller, configured to control at least... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090147969 - Playback device, playback method and playback system: A playback device includes: a playback portion that plays back content and outputs at least an audio signal; an acquisition portion that acquires an external audio signal; a generating portion that, based on noise collected by a sound collecting device, generates a noise cancellation signal to reduce the noise; a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147970 - Mobile terminal and sound input/output control method for mobile terminal: According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile terminal includes: a case having two flat faces opposite to each other and side faces having a first side face and a second side face opposed to each other; a first sound input/output unit provided on the first side faces; and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090147971 - Phone and volume control unit: A phone, particularly an ear phone, is provided that features two transducer housings (41, 42) and a flexible head strap (43). The head strap (43) is pre-shaped in such a way that it is coiled up and has at least one turn in its relaxed and unworn state. In this... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090147973 - Apparatus including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer: An apparatus (100) including two housings and a piezoelectric transducer is disclosed. The apparatus may include a first housing (110), a hinge (115) coupled to the first housing, and a second housing (140) coupled the first housing via the hinge. The first housing can have a closed position when the... Agent: Prass LLP

20090147972 - Hybrid speaker: Provided is a hybrid speaker including a vibration diaphragm having a conductive coating layer formed by coating a conductive material for forming an electrode on a surface of a polymer film and an aerogel layer formed by coating aerogel on the other surface of the polymer film, a piezo element... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090147974 - Display: A display, includes: a display section; a first output section; a second output section; and a housing containing the display section, the first output section, and the second output section, wherein, the display section has an aspect ratio with a width more than twice a height, the first output section... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090147975 - Spatial processing stereo system: A spatial processing stereo system (“SPSS”) that receives audio signals and a limited number of user input parameters associated with the spatial attributes of a room, such as “room size”, “stage distance”, and “stage width”. The input parameters are used to define a listening room and generate coefficients, room impulse... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20090147977 - Hearing aid system comprising a matched filter and a measurement method: The invention relates to a hearing aid system comprising an input transducer for converting an input sound signal comprising an information signal part of a known waveform and a background noise part to an electrical analogue input signal, optionally an A/D converter for converting the electrical input signal to a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090147976 - Tinnitus masking systems: Tinnitus masking systems for treating tinnitus are described where a device is coupled to a surface of a bone or to a tooth or several teeth. Such a device may comprise an oral appliance having an electronic and/or transducer assembly for generating sounds via a vibrating transducer element. Generally, the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090147978 - Front plate with sealing apparatus: The invention specifies a sealing apparatus for a microphone opening in a front plate. It comprises a sound-permeable covering medium made of a first material and a sound-permeable membrane, with a sealant arranged on the exterior of the covering medium made of a second material being designed so as to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090147979 - Attenuating tip for hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a speaker in a tip that is located in an ear canal. The tip includes a coupling, a retainer that mechanically engages the coupling, and a sleeve axially surrounding the retainer. The retainer attenuates lower frequencies than are attenuated by the sleeve. The sleeve is preferably... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20090147980 - Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems: A narrow profile speaker unit comprises at least one speaker outputting sound towards an internal surface and through a duct with an output terminus, such as a slot, having a narrow dimension, effectively changing the cross-section of the speaker's audio output wave. A pair of speakers may face one another,... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20090147981 - In-ear headphones: An earphone is disclosed that is used in connection with reproducing audio sounds that are supplied from an audio-frequency source. The earphone includes a housing that includes a boot assembly positioned in the housing. A first audio driver is positioned in the boot assembly such that a first output of... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20090147982 - Headphone set and headphone cable: A cable distributes first and second audio signals outputted from a sound source to first and the second casings. A first signal line is laid out between an input plug and a first terminal, and transmits the first audio signal. A second signal line is laid out between an input... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090147983 - Method and system of a linkage assembly for use in an electroacoustic transducer: A three-dimensional linkage assembly for an electroacoustic transducer comprises a first panel having a first structure and a first opening and a second panel having a second structure and a second opening. The first structure may be disposed within the second opening and the second structure may be disposed within... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090147984 - Electroacoustic transducer: An electroacoustic transducer comprises an electric sound conversion section that vibrates a mechanical device based on an electric signal so as to emit a sound wave; and an electromagnetic wave radiation section that generates and emits an electromagnetic wave from the electrical signal.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

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20090141903 - Sound image localization apparatus: The sound image localization apparatus comprises filter coefficient storage means (4) for storing therein candidates of filter coefficients, filter coefficient selection means (5) for selecting filter coefficients from among the candidates of the filter coefficients stored in the filter coefficient storage means (4), and sound image localization means (6) for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090141904 - Devices for displaying modal patterns: The present invention provides an acoustic display device for displaying modal patterns in response to sound from a sound source. The display device 10 has a substantially circular housing 12, which housing 12 includes a continuous curved side wall 13a, a substantially flat base wall 13b, and open end 13c.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090141905 - Navigable audio-based virtual environment: The invention is directed to a sound system for providing an audio-based virtual environment, wherein the sound system includes: (a) a device-readable medium having stored thereon a device-readable code for encoding the audio-based virtual environment; (b) a sound-transmitting device capable of stereophonic output to a listener navigating within the audio-based... Agent: Sonnabendlaw

20090141906 - Communication headset processing multiple audio inputs: A communication headset includes first and second domes. The first and second domes include the speaker assembly having a first speaker coil and a second speaker coil. One speaker coil is for receiving a first audio signal, and the second speaker coil is for receiving a second audio signal and... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

20090141907 - Method and apparatus for canceling noise from sound input through microphone: Provided is a method and apparatus for canceling noise from a sound signal input through a microphone. The method includes filtering a high-frequency signal having a frequency that is higher than a reference frequency and a low-frequency signal having a frequency that is lower than the reference frequency from input... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090141908 - Distance based sound source signal filtering method and apparatus: Provided is a sound source signal filtering method and apparatus. The sound source signal filtering method includes: generating two or more microphone output signals by combining sound source signals input through a plurality of microphones; calculating distances between the microphones and a sound source from which the sound source signals... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090141909 - Microphone circuit: Microphones are used in acoustically insulated masks, headsets, phones and personal digital assistants. Frequently, the microphone provides an input to speech recognition software. The working environment is often humid and the speaker's mouth is in close proximity to the microphone. Frequently the signal suffers from clipping and distortion caused by... Agent: Mike Powell

20090141910 - Multi-mode led indicators for recording devices: A method and apparatus for indicating the status of a track in a multi-track recorder is described. An indicator light capable of outputting different colored lights is used to indicate the status of a track in the multi-track recorder. The color and the blinking sequence of the indicator light indicates... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090141911 - Acoustic processing device and acoustic processing method: An acoustic processing device, includes an inputting section which receives a first audio signal and a second audio signal, a first input signal amplifying section which amplifies the first audio signal at an amplification factor, a second input signal amplifying section which amplifies the second audio signal at an amplification... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090141912 - Object sound extraction apparatus and object sound extraction method: In an object sound extraction apparatus, one or more reference sound separation signals corresponding to one or more reference sounds other than an object sound are separated and generated on the basis of a main acoustic signal and one or more sub acoustic signals. A signal level of the reference... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090141913 - Microelectromechanical system: A microelectromechanical system comprises a carrier substrate. A semiconductor chip is fitted in the carrier substrate or on the carrier substrate. In addition, a microelectromechanical component is fitted to the carrier substrate. The microelectromechanical component is arranged at least partly above the semiconductor chip.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department

20090141914 - Ribbon microphone and ribbon microphone unit: A ribbon microphone unit includes: an electrode lead portion for conducting an electric signal which a ribbon diaphragm generates cooperating with a magnet; a tightening member for securing the ribbon diaphragm; and a screw for crimping the tightening member, wherein the tightening member is crimped via the ribbon diaphragm and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090141916 - Loudspeaker-transducer array: Loudspeakers optimized for use in array environments are described herein. In one embodiment, a system includes a transducer-array module having a plurality of piston-based transducers. Each transducer is configured to drive a particular one of a plurality of discrete non-concentric acoustic-radiating diaphragms. A frame is positioned around an outermost boundary... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

20090141915 - Method and apparatus for focusing sound using array speaker: Provided is a method and apparatus for focusing sound using an array speaker system. The method includes generating a plurality of delayed signals to be focused to a predetermined position from an input signal, filtering a low-frequency signal having a frequency that is lower than a reference frequency from the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090141917 - Speaker cone protection arrangement: An arrangement used in a speaker designed to restrict movement of at least a portion of the speaker cone, to inhibit the speaker cone from deforming, completely flipping inside out and/or to inhibit sticking of the speaker cone to a frame of the speaker. In one arrangement, there is provided... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090141918 - Wireless listening system: A wireless listening system includes a base operable to receive an electrical signal corresponding to an audio signal, including the ring of an incoming telephone call, up-convert the audio signal to an infrared signal, and transmit the infrared audio signal wirelessly therefrom, and a wireless headset operable to selectably receive... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090141919 - Combined set comprising a vibrator actuator and an implantable device: A combined set including a vibration actuator and an implantable device provided to be implanted in an inner ear part is disclosed. The implantable device has a surface in contact with an inner ear fluid when inserted in said inner ear part. The implantable device includes a frame having an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090141920 - Ear mold: [Technical Solution] The ear mold which is configured by embedding a connection and fixation member (A hub) 2 having a hole for connection to a hearing aid body and an introductory-hole of a forming material of said ear mold 2010 into the ear mold 1 on the basis of an... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090141921 - Non-occluding ear module for a personal sound system: An ear module with an interior lobe (200) housing a speaker (58) and adapted to fit within the Concha (103) of the outer ear, and an exterior lobe (300) housing data processing resources, includes a compressive member (202) coupled to the interior lobe (200) and providing a holding force between... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090141922 - Implantable microphone with shaped chamber: An implantable microphone is disclosed having an external diaphragm and housing that forming chamber capable of being pressurized by deformational movement of the diaphragm induced by pressure waves (e.g., acoustic signals) propagating through overlying tissue. The chamber is shaped such that the volume of the chamber upon deflection of the... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090141923 - Earpiece with attached speaker: An earpiece assembly for use with two-way radios and the like is disclosed. The earpiece assembly can include an earpiece and a speaker attached to the earpiece. Optionally, an insert such as a flanged insert can extend from the earpiece. The insert can be configured to be disposed within the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090141924 - Earpiece device with microphone: An earpiece device includes a housing having a sound output portion, a speaker and a microphone. The speaker disposed in the housing includes a diaphragm and a sound transmitting hole. The diaphragm is located between the sound output portion and the sound transmitting hole. The microphone is disposed in the... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090141925 - Electro-dynamic transducer with a slim form factor: In one embodiment of the present invention, an electro-dynamic transducer is disclosed including a diaphragm, a first suspension suspending the diaphragm, a coil former attached to the diaphragm, the coil former having a first, inner portion, and a second, outer portion, arranged coaxially in relation to each other, a coil... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090141926 - Optimized moving-coil loudspeaker: An optimized moving-coil loudspeaker is described herein. The loudspeaker includes an acoustic-radiating diaphragm that is non-cylindrical shape. The diaphragm is a substantially-planar substrate having uniform density. A moving-coil assembly is coupled to the acoustic-radiating diaphragm. The assembly is configured to move back and forth in a linear fashion. As the... Agent: Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

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