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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090214045 - Head-related transfer function convolution method and head-related transfer function convolution device: A head-related transfer function (HRTF) convolution method arranged, when an audio signal is reproduced acoustically by an electro-acoustic conversion unit disposed in a nearby position of both ears of a listener, to convolute an HRTF into the audio signal, which allows the listener to listen to the audio signal such... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090214046 - Surround sound outputting device and surround sound outputting method: A surround sound outputting device includes a receiving portion which receives signals on a plurality of channels, a storing portion which stores measuring sound data representing a sound, an outputting portion which outputs a sound produced based on the signals on the plurality of channels or the measuring sound data... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090214047 - System for producing the parameters of a bass-enhanced loudspeaker enclosure: A system for producing parameters for a bass-enhanced loudspeaker enclosure; meanwhile, a low-frequency extended frequency, a quality and quantity ratio and radius of a port need to be defined for the system. Also, the resonance frequency of a mechanical system and the quality and quantity of a mechanical system are... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090214048 - Harmonic distortion residual echo suppression: Harmonic distortion residual echo suppression (HDRES) technique embodiments are presented which act to suppress the residual echo remaining after a near-end microphone signal has undergone AEC, including harmonic distortion in the signal that was caused by the speaker audio signal playback. In general, an AEC module is employed which suppresses... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090214049 - Electrostatic loudspeaker array: A speaker system that includes an audio signal-receiving interface, a modulating circuit, a phase-control circuit, and a number of speaker units. The audio signal-receiving interface is configured to receive an audio signal, and the modulating circuit is coupled with the audio signal-receiving interface. The modulating circuit is configured to modulate... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090214050 - Audio output apparatus and audio output method: An audio output apparatus includes a masking band determining unit configured to determine a first frequency band in which masking due to environmental sounds is likely to occur in audio signal output sounds; a band-component extracting unit configured to extract a signal component from an input audio signal in the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090214051 - Stackable communications system: A method and apparatus describes a stackable communications system. A system is modularized and stacked in various configurations. The interconnections between the modules may be by close proximity inductively coupled wireless Ethernet connections or a physical connection mechanism. Each module detects the power requirement of modules installed next to it.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090214053 - Position determination of sound sources: A microphone arrangement includes a database and multiple pressure gradient transducers having a diaphragm, a first sound inlet opening, and a second sound inlet opening. A directional characteristic of each of the pressure gradient transducers have a direction of maximum sensitivity in main directions. The main directions of the pressure... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090214052 - Speech separation with microphone arrays: Optionally, segments during which the set of active sources is a subset of the set of all sources can be exploited to compute more accurate estimates of frequency-domain mixing matrices. Source activity detection can be applied to determine which speaker(s), if any, are active. Thereafter, a least squares post-processing of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090214055 - Noise cancelling device and noise cancelling method: A noise cancelling device includes a microphone; an opposite-phase circuit configured to invert a phase of a sound signal that is obtained by the microphone, thereby obtaining an opposite-phase sound signal; and a speaker configured to receive the opposite-phase sound signal that is obtained by the opposite-phase circuit, and to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090214054 - Noise eliminating apparatus: A noise eliminating apparatus includes a first microphone, a second microphone and a signal processing unit, the signal processing unit includes a linear prediction filter and a noise resynthesis filter, the linear prediction filter receives an output signal of the first microphone, predicts the output signal of the first microphone... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090214056 - Sound quality adjustment device: A sound signal switchover means capable of preventing pop noise sound in an audio system from being generated is down-sized, and a time constant of a time constant unit for the changeover of the sound signals can be varied, thereby enabling the switchover to be implemented with greater smoothness. A... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090214057 - Microphone bias circuits: A microphone bias circuit is disclosed. A current source provides a first current. A voltage buffer provides a first reference voltage. A microphone coupled between the current source and the first reference voltage receives acoustic waves and converts the received acoustic waves to a second current. A loading device coupled... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090214059 - Mixer apparatus and sound signal processing method: Once a mixer is set in a predetermined operation, an input-logical-channel selecting section supplies sound signals, input via a cascade input terminal, to an input signal processing section via an input patch section, so that the sound signals can be mixing-processed as sound signals of normal input channels. At the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090214058 - Mixing system: A system automatically mixes a first audio signal and a second audio signal. The system includes a correlator that determines whether the first signal and the second signal are correlated according to a predetermined correlation criterion. If the predetermined correlation criterion is fulfilled, the correlator determines whether the first and... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090214060 - Audio headset with bio-signal sensors: An audio headset with bio-signal sensors is provided. In some embodiments, an audio headset that includes one or more electroencephalography (EEG) sensors is provided.... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090214061 - Miniature microphone assembly with solder sealing ring: The present invention relates to a miniature microphone assembly comprising a capacitive microphone transducer comprising a microphone electrical contact or terminal, a microphone carrier comprising a carrier electrical contact or terminal formed on a first surface thereof, and an integrated circuit die comprising a die electrical terminal operatively coupled to... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090214062 - Transducer assembly: A transducer assembly includes a first electroacoustic transducer and a second electroacoustic transducer. The first and the second electrostatic transducers include an electrode and a counter electrode. An inner circumference of an outer diaphragm section lying within an outer circumference forms the counter electrode of the first electroacoustic transducer. An... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090214063 - Compound loudspeaker: A compound loudspeaker comprises an acoustically radiating first diaphragm and an acoustically radiating second diaphragm. The first and second diaphragms are substantially coaxial and at least part of the second diaphragm is situated radially outwards of the first diaphragm. There is a gap situated between the first and second diaphragms,... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20090214064 - Rf power supply for hearing aids: A hearing aid includes an antenna and is powered by one or more signals received by the antenna. At least some of the power for operating the hearing aid is derived from a received signal. Power not used for operation is used for charging a battery, if any, in the... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20090214065 - Ear device for improved fit and sound: The present invention is directed to an in the ear device sized and shaped such that the in the ear device universally and ergonomically fits into the human ear without slipping out and providing the user with a comfortable fit. The in the ear device is secured in the user's... Agent: The Law Offices Of Anthony L. Meola

20090214067 - Loudspeaker box with a variable radiation characteristic: A loudspeaker box (300) has a loudspeaker housing (1) and a sound source (3a) with a non-rotationally symmetrical radiation characteristic. The sound path of the sound source (3a) contains an acoustic element (4) which dilates or constricts the radiation of sound in at least one radiation plane. The loudspeaker box... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090214066 - Waveguide electroacoustical transducing: A loudspeaker assembly, including an acoustic waveguide; an acoustic driver mounted in the waveguide so that a first surface radiates sound waves into the waveguide so that the sound waves are radiated from the waveguide; and an acoustic volume acoustically coupled to the acoustic waveguide for increasing the amplitude of... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090214068 - Transducer assembly: A microphone includes a housing including a structure and a motor assembly. The housing includes an inner space and the motor assembly mounted in the housing divides the inner space into a front volume and a back volume. The structure formed as part of the housing includes a plurality of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (knowles)

20090214069 - Multi color headsets: I observe music listeners on the subway of New York City, and I realize people come From different Ethnic background but their portable Music Player has only one solid Color. The increase popularity of various players it would be nice to offer Multi-Color Headsets.... Agent: Evon Plummer

20090214070 - Headwear with detachable receiving part for portable audio device: The headwear with receiving part for portable audio device according to the present invention includes a crown part which is a body of the headwear; a visor part attached to lower front part of the crown part; and a receiving band attached to rear and side peripheral portions of the... Agent: Chang Yeon Jeong

20090214072 - Earpiece sealing system: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed toward an earphone device with a sealing section for acoustically sealing the meatus of a human ear, which includes an inner ear canal speaker; an inner ear canal microphone; connected to a logic circuit which can include a digital signal processor (DSP), where... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20090214071 - In-ear earphone with cushioning member: An in-ear canal earphone includes a torus-shaped cushioning member defining an aperture therethrough. An audio housing is connected to the cushioning member such that the cushioning member is movable between a first position, in which the housing extends generally away from the cushioning member, and a second position, in which... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090214073 - Adjustable ear-hook earphone with compressible inner portion and related methods: An adjustable ear-hook earphone includes an audio earphone and a substantially auriform ear-hook connected to the earphone and configured to engage an ear of a user to hold the earphone adjacent the ear. The ear-hook has an outer portion configured to face generally away from the ear and a compressible... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090214074 - Audio playing device: An audio playing device includes an audio player and a soft speaker. The soft speaker has features such as light weight and flexibility, and a combination of the soft speaker and the audio player is convenient for carrying and accommodation, such that diversified structures, for example, fan, umbrella, or flag... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090214075 - Loudspeaker: The loudspeaker includes a dome diaphragm that is made of a base material impregnated in a thermosetting resin; a cone diaphragm whose outer circumference side end portion is coupled with an outer circumference end portion of the dome diaphragm; and a voice coil having a bobbin whose one end is... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090214076 - High fidelity loudspeaker: A small and highly efficient loudspeaker, capable of handling high power, yet capable of being manufactured at reasonable cost, uses energy absorbing surfaces on a rear side of its diaphragm and as part of an enclosure that is integrated with its frame.... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090208022 - Head-related transfer function measurement method, head-related transfer function convolution method, and head-related transfer function convolution device: A head-related transfer function measurement method includes the steps of: first measuring, including placing an acousto-electric conversion unit nearby both ears of a listener where placement of an electro-acoustic conversion unit is assumed, picking up sound waves emitted at a perceived sound source position with the acousto-electric conversion unit in... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090208024 - Apparatus for reducing the risk of noise induced hearing loss: An apparatus is disclosed for managing the joint contribution of noise exposure of the ear of a user of the apparatus from a loudspeaker of the apparatus as well as from ambient noise so that the risk of risk of noise induced hearing losses is reduced. By assessing the joint... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090208028 - Adaptive filter in a sensor array system: Disclosed is a steerable sensor array that receives input from a target and applies an averaging filter. An adaptive filter is then used if the SNR of the output of the averaging filter reaches a threshold.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090208025 - Active noise reduction system: An electromechanical converter has independent electric input sections. The output of an active noise reduction controller is inputted into an electric input section and the audio signal from an audio section is inputted into an electric input section. These are mechanically combined at a vibration section and the combined signal... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090208026 - Baffle vibration reducing: An apparatus for reducing baffle vibration includes a baffle that is subject to vibration. A first transducer that is seated in the baffle includes a first diaphragm that is acoustically coupled to a listening area in a vehicle and also acoustically coupled to a cavity in the vehicle. A first... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090208027 - Apparatus for rectifying resonance in the outer-ear canals and method of rectifying: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for cancelling resonance in an outer-ear canal, comprises an outer-ear canal model includes attenuator modules representing reflection coefficients of an earphone or headphone and an eardrum, and a delay module having a delay time corresponding to a distance between the earphone or headphone and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090208029 - Hearing protector for use in magnetic resonance systems: The invention relates to a hearing protector for use in magnetic resonance systems. The hearing protector comprises a pad that is to be inserted in the ear and is provided on an adapter. A sound generating device is provided on or in the adapter or a sound transmitting device leads... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090208030 - Customizability digital sound relaxation system: In one embodiment, an improved-customizability digital sound relaxation system having a sound card receiving port and a collectable sound card are cooperative to play prerecorded natural or other sounds by depressing one of a plurality of sound selector switches and a sound card selector switch. The new sounds of each... Agent: Law Office Of A.p. Durigon

20090208031 - Headset systems and methods: A wireless headset is adapted to communicate with a sound source such as a music player or a cell phone or a suitable audio or sound communicated through a one-way or two-way communication device. The headset includes a mouth wearable communicator; and a linking unit coupled to the mouth wearable... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090208032 - Pop noise suppression apparatus and audio output system utilizing the same: A pop noise suppression apparatus for eliminating popping noise generated upon initiation or shutdown of an audio output circuit comprises a switch component and a control circuit. The switch component allows the audio output circuit to provide audio through the output of the audio output circuit. The control circuit provides... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090208023 - Audio channel spatial translation: Using an M:N variable matrix, M audio input signals, each associated with a direction, are translated to N audio output signals, each associated with a direction, wherein N is larger than M, M is two or more and N is a positive integer equal to three or more. The variable... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20090208033 - Digital automatic gain control: Systems, devices, and methods are provided to inhibit apparent amplitude modulation in non-linear processing that causes distortion in a processed signal. One aspect of the invention includes a hearing aid. The hearing aid includes a microphone to receive an input signal, a speaker to reproduce the input signal, and a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090208034 - Audio signal processing circuit: Plural variable gain amplifiers amplify audio signals of plural channels for each channel. An interface receives, from outside, plural gain control data individually designating gain of each channel. Plural gain controllers respectively switch the gain of the plural variable gain amplifiers, based on the plural gain control data. The plural... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090208035 - Volume control apparatus and volume control program: A volume control apparatus comprises signal processing section for performing digital signal processing and a scaling process on an audio signal outputted from a sound source; level adjusting section for amplifying or attenuating a level of the audio signal outputted from the signal processing section, by an amount of adjustment... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090208036 - Magnetic alert detector: A tone alert amplifier includes a pickup coil, a filter unit, a converting unit, a micro-control unit, an amplifier, and a loud speaker unit. The pickup coil senses a magnetic signal to induce an input signal, and the filter unit performs a specific filtering operation upon the input signal to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090208037 - Silicon microphone without dedicated backplate: Various embodiments of a silicon microphone sensing element without dedicated backplate are disclosed. The microphone sensing element has a circular or polygonal diaphragm with a plurality of perforated springs suspended above the front side of a conductive substrate. The diaphragm is aligned above one or more back holes in the... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20090208038 - Ribbon for ribbon microphone, manufacturing method of the same, and ribbon microphone: A ribbon for a ribbon microphone having a magnet forming a magnetic gap, the ribbon which is arranged in the magnetic gap and is vibrated by a sound wave, an electrode for outputting an electric signal which is generated when the ribbon vibrates in the magnetic gap, and a frame... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090208039 - Hybrid actuator, loudspeaker and sound output method: A hybrid actuator (100A) includes a magnetostrictive actuator (110) having a magnetostrictive element (111), and a moving-coil actuator (130) including a movable portion (132) having an outer periphery to which voice coils (131a), (131b) are attached. The actuator (110) is fixed to the movable portion (132) of the actuator (130)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090208040 - Hat with music player: This invention is a hat specially configured to carry earphones and a music player equipped with or without an attachment clip. The hat comprises slit-like button-hole openings and grooves in the bill into which the music player clip can be attached, as well as elastic retaining straps to affix the... Agent: George S. Levy

20090208041 - Speaker arrangement: A loudspeaker assembly arranged in a surrounding surface of a multimedia apparatus, wherein the loudspeaker assembly including a transducer unit, the transducer unit being located at the back side of the multimedia apparatus. The transducer may be configured so to radiate sound away from the apparatus in directions from primarily... Agent: James C. Wray

20090208042 - Wireless headphones with dual antennas: A wireless headphone assembly has left and right speakers attached to ends of a headphone body, and at least two antennas, e.g., one located at each speaker. Since multiple antennas are used, reception can be improved using one of several approaches, e.g., simple selection of the “best” antenna, multiplexing antenna... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090208043 - Wireless beacon system to identify acoustic environment for hearing assistance devices: A beacon device adapted to wirelessly communicate with a hearing assistance device, the beacon device comprising a sensor to sense a signal related to determination of an acoustic environment, a memory to store information relating to the signal, a processor in communication with the memory and the sensor, the processor... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090208044 - Hearing device, hearing aid system, method of operating a hearing aid system and use of a hearing aid device: A hearing device (20), its use, a hearing aid system and a corresponding method of configuring a hearing aid system are proposed, the hearing device (20) comprising an input transducer (22) arrangeable at an ear of a user for converting an acoustic input to the hearing device (20) into an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090208045 - Water-resistant hearing device: The invention relates to a water-resistant hearing device, which has the following: At least one first electroacoustic transducer for receiving sound waves and converting said sound waves into electrical signals, an electronic circuit sealed against liquids by coating and/or encapsulation, at least one second electroacoustic transducer converting electrical signals supplied... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090208046 - In-the-ear hearing device with a moveable gripping element: A smaller and more reliable rechargeable in-the-ear (ITE) hearing device is provided. The ITE hearing device includes a housing, which has a housing surface which points outwards in the worn state, an accumulator in the housing, at least one charging contact for charging the accumulator and a gripping element, which... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090208047 - Earset assembly having acoustic waveguide: An earpiece may be used to detect sounds from an ear canal of a user. The earpiece may include a microphone assembly and an acoustic pathway that is at least partially defined by a hollow elongated member. The acoustic pathway fluidly couples the microphone assembly with an ear canal of... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090208048 - Loudspeaker with reduced rocking tendency: A loudspeaker (13, 16) comprises an electro dynamic transducer (1) and a bass reflex enclosure (14, 17), in which the electro dynamic transducer (1) is mounted. The diaphragm (2) of the transducer, when driven, vibrates in a rocking mode with a rocking frequency and the bass reflex enclosure (14, 17)... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090208049 - Accessory for a set of headphones: The invention provides a headphone assembly comprising a set of headphones having at least one speaker, an input plug and a headphone wire connecting the input plug to the at least one speaker. The headphone assembly also includes decorative element connected to the headphone wire.... Agent: Cozen O''connor

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090202082 - System and method for automatic multiple listener room acoustic correction with low filter orders: A system and a methods for correcting, simultaneously at multiple-listener positions, distortions introduced by the acoustical characteristics includes warping room responses, intelligently weighing the warped room acoustical responses to form a weighted response, a low order spectral fitting to the weighted response, forming a warped filter from the low order... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090202083 - Electro-mechanical transducer and manufacturing method of the same: A microphone-capsule includes a vibrator implemented by a conductor having a flat vibration surface, a dielectric-polarization plate that is defined by a flat first principal surface facing the vibration surface of the vibrating plate and a second principal surface facing parallel to the first principal surface and in which polarization... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202084 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a hearing aid: A hearing aid contains a microphone detecting an acoustic input signal and converts it to an electrical output signal, a receiver producing an acoustic output signal being dependent on an electrical output signal of the microphone, and a transmitter transmitting a monitoring signal, which is dependent on the electrical output... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090202085 - Listening device for clear perception of sound signals in a noisy environment: The invention concerns a listening device (1) for transmitting electroacoustic signals comprising an earphone (2) and means for connecting said earphone (2) with a remote electroacoustic source (3). The invention is characterized in that it comprises an acoustic filter (4) and that its shape is perfectly adapted to the external... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090202086 - Audio processing apparatus: A processing apparatus comprises a beeper system for controlling operation of a beeper in response to beeper control signals, an audio system for controlling operation of at least one speaker in response to audio data signals, and a redirection module for redirecting a beeper control signal to the audio system.... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation

20090202087 - Wireless microphone device: The wireless microphone device is configured to include: a circuit board 5 that is sectioned into circuit areas 11a and 11b and makes the respective circuit areas function as antenna elements of a dipole antenna; an oscillation circuit 21 that is arranged in the circuit area 11b and generates a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090202088 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic speaker, acoustic system, and control method of ultrasonic transducer: An ultrasonic speaker or acoustic system includes an electrostatic type ultrasonic transducer of a push-pull system is constructed such that a through hole is arranged in the central portion of a fixing electrode of a circular shape. A sound wave reflecting plate is arranged on the rear face of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090202089 - Microphone with reduced parasitic capacitance: A MEMS microphone has an SOI wafer, a backplate formed in a portion of the SOI wafer, and a diaphragm adjacent to and movable relative to the backplate. The backplate has at least one trench that substantially circumscribes a central portion of the backplate.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090202090 - Piezo speaker pressure sensor: A piezo speaker pressure sensor that includes a bladder and a piezo speaker element. The bladder abuts the piezo speaker element. A pressure may be sensed from the piezo speaker element proportional to a pressure exerted on the bladder in a direction of the piezo speaker element. The piezo speaker... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Semc

20090202091 - Method of estimating weighting function of audio signals in a hearing aid: p

20090202093 - Charging device for a hearing apparatus with a moveable charging contact and associated hearing device system: A charging device for a hearing apparatus and a system which includes the charging device are provided. The charging device has at least one charging contact in order to charge the hearing apparatus. The charging contact is movable in order to align with a contact on a hearing apparatus contact... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202092 - Hearing apparatus with battery compartment locking: A hearing apparatus is provided with a housing and/or frame and a battery compartment that is mounted rotatably in or on the housing or frame between an open position and a closed position. The battery compartment, radially relative to the axis of rotation, has a first locking element within the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202094 - Hearing aid with connecting element serving for retention in concha: A hearing aid device has a shell that fits into the upper part of the concha of the outer ear of a hearing-impaired person, and connecting element that is held in the concha of the outer ear and terminates in an ear piece in the ear canal. The combination of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202095 - Speaker device: There is provided a speaker device in which a baffle plate that forms an acoustic space is formed of a resin material, and a step is provided at an opening for fixing a diaphragm in this baffle plate so that the diaphragm is positioned by this step. It is thereby... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090202096 - Wireless earring assembly: A wireless or “Bluetooth” earpiece assembly configured to physically contact a user substantially exclusively at an outer ear location of a user's ear when in use. For example, the outer ear location may be an ear lobe providing the assembly with an appearance of an earring. The assembly is configured... Agent: William F. Ryann Ste. 1629

20090202097 - Earphone having an articulated acoustic tube: An in-ear earphone has a housing in which a driver is located. An articulated acoustic tube is coupled to the housing at its near end portion. The acoustic tube has an open far end portion that is to be inserted into an ear. A hinge or pivot mechanism is formed... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090202098 - Occluding earbud system and method: An earbud is disclosed for use in a user's ear. The earbud includes an ear pad shaped to engage the concha of the ear and an audio driver coupled to the ear pad. When the earbud is installed in the user's ear the ear pad substantially occludes, or closes up... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090202099 - Audio system and a method for detecting and adjusting a sound field thereof: The invention provides an audio system and a method for detecting and adjusting a sound field effect thereof. The audio system includes a first speaker and a second speaker. The first speaker is used to emit a first sound signal, and the second speaker is used to emit a second... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090202100 - Voice coil and speaker: A voice coil includes a cylindrical bobbin formed of a first material; a coil which surrounds on an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; and a plurality of reinforcement members formed of a material having a propagation speed faster than the first material and provided on the outer circumferential surface... Agent: The Nath Law Group

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090202082 - System and method for automatic multiple listener room acoustic correction with low filter orders: A system and a methods for correcting, simultaneously at multiple-listener positions, distortions introduced by the acoustical characteristics includes warping room responses, intelligently weighing the warped room acoustical responses to form a weighted response, a low order spectral fitting to the weighted response, forming a warped filter from the low order... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090202083 - Electro-mechanical transducer and manufacturing method of the same: A microphone-capsule includes a vibrator implemented by a conductor having a flat vibration surface, a dielectric-polarization plate that is defined by a flat first principal surface facing the vibration surface of the vibrating plate and a second principal surface facing parallel to the first principal surface and in which polarization... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090202084 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a hearing aid: A hearing aid contains a microphone detecting an acoustic input signal and converts it to an electrical output signal, a receiver producing an acoustic output signal being dependent on an electrical output signal of the microphone, and a transmitter transmitting a monitoring signal, which is dependent on the electrical output... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090202085 - Listening device for clear perception of sound signals in a noisy environment: The invention concerns a listening device (1) for transmitting electroacoustic signals comprising an earphone (2) and means for connecting said earphone (2) with a remote electroacoustic source (3). The invention is characterized in that it comprises an acoustic filter (4) and that its shape is perfectly adapted to the external... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090202086 - Audio processing apparatus: A processing apparatus comprises a beeper system for controlling operation of a beeper in response to beeper control signals, an audio system for controlling operation of at least one speaker in response to audio data signals, and a redirection module for redirecting a beeper control signal to the audio system.... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation

20090202087 - Wireless microphone device: The wireless microphone device is configured to include: a circuit board 5 that is sectioned into circuit areas 11a and 11b and makes the respective circuit areas function as antenna elements of a dipole antenna; an oscillation circuit 21 that is arranged in the circuit area 11b and generates a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090202088 - Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic speaker, acoustic system, and control method of ultrasonic transducer: An ultrasonic speaker or acoustic system includes an electrostatic type ultrasonic transducer of a push-pull system is constructed such that a through hole is arranged in the central portion of a fixing electrode of a circular shape. A sound wave reflecting plate is arranged on the rear face of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090202089 - Microphone with reduced parasitic capacitance: A MEMS microphone has an SOI wafer, a backplate formed in a portion of the SOI wafer, and a diaphragm adjacent to and movable relative to the backplate. The backplate has at least one trench that substantially circumscribes a central portion of the backplate.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090202090 - Piezo speaker pressure sensor: A piezo speaker pressure sensor that includes a bladder and a piezo speaker element. The bladder abuts the piezo speaker element. A pressure may be sensed from the piezo speaker element proportional to a pressure exerted on the bladder in a direction of the piezo speaker element. The piezo speaker... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Semc

20090202091 - Method of estimating weighting function of audio signals in a hearing aid: p

20090202093 - Charging device for a hearing apparatus with a moveable charging contact and associated hearing device system: A charging device for a hearing apparatus and a system which includes the charging device are provided. The charging device has at least one charging contact in order to charge the hearing apparatus. The charging contact is movable in order to align with a contact on a hearing apparatus contact... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202092 - Hearing apparatus with battery compartment locking: A hearing apparatus is provided with a housing and/or frame and a battery compartment that is mounted rotatably in or on the housing or frame between an open position and a closed position. The battery compartment, radially relative to the axis of rotation, has a first locking element within the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202094 - Hearing aid with connecting element serving for retention in concha: A hearing aid device has a shell that fits into the upper part of the concha of the outer ear of a hearing-impaired person, and connecting element that is held in the concha of the outer ear and terminates in an ear piece in the ear canal. The combination of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090202095 - Speaker device: There is provided a speaker device in which a baffle plate that forms an acoustic space is formed of a resin material, and a step is provided at an opening for fixing a diaphragm in this baffle plate so that the diaphragm is positioned by this step. It is thereby... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090202096 - Wireless earring assembly: A wireless or “Bluetooth” earpiece assembly configured to physically contact a user substantially exclusively at an outer ear location of a user's ear when in use. For example, the outer ear location may be an ear lobe providing the assembly with an appearance of an earring. The assembly is configured... Agent: William F. Ryann Ste. 1629

20090202097 - Earphone having an articulated acoustic tube: An in-ear earphone has a housing in which a driver is located. An articulated acoustic tube is coupled to the housing at its near end portion. The acoustic tube has an open far end portion that is to be inserted into an ear. A hinge or pivot mechanism is formed... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090202098 - Occluding earbud system and method: An earbud is disclosed for use in a user's ear. The earbud includes an ear pad shaped to engage the concha of the ear and an audio driver coupled to the ear pad. When the earbud is installed in the user's ear the ear pad substantially occludes, or closes up... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090202099 - Audio system and a method for detecting and adjusting a sound field thereof: The invention provides an audio system and a method for detecting and adjusting a sound field effect thereof. The audio system includes a first speaker and a second speaker. The first speaker is used to emit a first sound signal, and the second speaker is used to emit a second... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090202100 - Voice coil and speaker: A voice coil includes a cylindrical bobbin formed of a first material; a coil which surrounds on an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; and a plurality of reinforcement members formed of a material having a propagation speed faster than the first material and provided on the outer circumferential surface... Agent: The Nath Law Group

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090196428 - Method of compensating for audio frequency characteristics and audio/video apparatus using the method: A method of compensating for spatial audio frequency characteristics that varies in accordance with a mounting condition of a down firing speaker of an audio/video (AV) apparatus includes calculating a listening distance between the AV apparatus and a listener, calculating a distance between a speaker mounted on the AV apparatus... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090196429 - Signaling microphone covering to the user: A mechanism is provided that monitors secondary microphone signals, in a multi-microphone mobile device, to warn the user if one or more secondary microphones are covered while the mobile device is in use. In one example, smoothly averaged power estimates of the secondary microphones may be computed and compared against... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090196430 - Power supply protection device with sound receiving function: A power supply protection device with sound receiving function includes a casing; a sound processing unit, mounted inside the casing and used to receive a sound frequency; and a power source unit, used to control a power source input to provide the sound processing unit with power. The power source... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090196431 - Apparatus and method for monitoring sound in a process system: A method for monitoring sound in a process system is provided that includes sensing sound at a specified location, capturing the sensed sound as sound data, and forwarding the sound data from the specified location to a process control system. The sound data is analyzed at the process control system... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090196432 - Integrated vehicle seat and speaker assembly: An integrated seat speaker includes a cushion, a seat frame defining a first internal air volume, and a speaker enclosure defining a second internal air volume. The second internal air volume is acoustically coupled to the first internal air volume through an air passageway, thus producing a continuous acoustical air... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090196433 - Howling suppression apparatus and computer readable recording medium: A howling suppression apparatus suppresses a howling caused in an acoustic system including a sound collection device and a sound emission device. An estimation part generates an estimated signal by estimating a feedback sound reaching the sound collection device from the sound emission device. An adjustment part generates an estimated... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090196434 - Method, apparatus, and computer program for suppressing noise: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program, which can suppress a low frequency range component with a small amount of calculation, and can achieve a noise suppression of high quality, are provided. The noise superposed in a desired signal of an input signal is suppressed by converting the input... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090196435 - System and method of reducing click and pop noise in audio playback devices: An audio system that reduces or eliminates click and pop noise during power up and power down operations. In particular, the audio system includes an amplifier with an input adapted to receive an input audio signal and an output adapted to produce an amplified output audio signal for an associated... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090196436 - Portable device, method of operating the portable device, and computer program: A portable device having a user input consisting of a single touch sensitive area is disclosed. The user input is arranged to output a signal responsive to force applied to the touch sensitive area. The device further has a controller arranged to discriminate one of a plurality of levels of... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090196437 - Muting control device, muting control method, and muting control program: when controlling the audio signal to the mute mode from an unmute mode, first, the muting circuit switches from the non-attenuating state to the attenuating state to cause the muting circuit to attenuate the audio signal by the predetermined amount of attenuation, and then, the amount of attenuation by the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090196438 - Multimedia processor chip and method for processing audio signals: A multimedia processor chip includes: a first re-sampler converting a sample rate of a decoded first audio signal into a first sample rate and outputting the converted first audio signal to a first output buffer; a second re-sampler converting a sample rate of a decoded second audio signal into the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090196439 - Articulated amplifier: An audio amplifier having a variably configurable housing, which may be mounted to an interior surface of a motor vehicle. The housing is formed in two complementing housing sections mutually joined by a hinge, tether, or other connector. A power supply is contained in one housing section and an audio... Agent: Karl F. Cummings

20090196440 - Audio player apparatus and its control method: An audio player apparatus includes a first speaker disposed to output a sound from a front face of a flat panel television apparatus to the outside, a second speaker disposed to output a sound from a backside of the flat panel television apparatus to the outside, a microphone disposed on... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090196441 - Mp3 loudspeaker system: A MP3 loudspeaker system is disclosed. The MP3 loudspeaker system comprises a main loudspeaker and a sub loudspeaker connected by signal cables. The loudspeaker has a flat configuration and the edge of the loudspeaker is provided with magnetic element such that the main loudspeaker and the sub loudspeaker attract each... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090196442 - Low-profile piezoelectric speaker assembly: A low-profile speaker assembly comprises a substrate and a substantially plan piezoelectric element disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the substrate and mechanically connected to the substrate at one or more edges. A tuning mass is attached to a face of the piezoelectric element, to improve low-frequency performance of... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090196444 - Antenna used in conjunction with the conductors for an audio transducer: A hearing assistance device to provide sound to the ear of a user, the device comprising a housing, hearing assistance electronics enclosed in the housing, an acoustic transducer adapted to be worn in the ear, a cable assembly adapted to connect the acoustic transducer to the hearing assistance electronics, a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090196443 - Wireless earphone system with hearing aid function: A wireless earphone system includes a main device and two ear-hang devices. The main device having a digital signal processor, a server-end wireless transmitting module and a server-end wireless receiving module electrically connected with the digital signal processor respectively. Each ear-hang device has a microphone, a speaker, a client-end wireless... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090196445 - Listening system with an improved feedback cancellation system, a method and use: The invention relates to a listening system comprising a first input transducer for converting an input sound to an electrical input signal, the electrical input signal comprising a direct part and an acoustic feedback part, an output transducer for converting an electrical output signal to an output sound, a forward... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090196446 - Hearing aid with acoustic damper: A hearing aid is provided. The hearing aid has a one- or multi-part carrying hook. The one- or multi-part carrying hook has a tip for connection to a sound tube, the tip being connected integrally to a damper extending across the internal cross-section of the tip, the damper preferably being... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090196447 - Assembly method of custom hearing aids: The present invention relates generally to a method for assembling a hearing aid device, comprised of providing a software system that determines a position for a virtual receiver and a position for at least one component of a virtual faceplate inside a hearing aid shell. The present invention also includes... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090196448 - Preprogrammed hearing assistance device with program selection using a multipurpose control device: A user programmable hearing aid allows a user to select acoustical configuration programs that provide optimum performance for the user. The user may cycle through and evaluate various available programs by rotating a scroll wheel on the hearing aid housing to switch from one program to the next. When a... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090196449 - Wireless audio signal receiver device for a hearing instrument: A receiver device for receiving audio signals from a remote source has a magnetic loop antenna for receiving radio frequency signals carrying audio signals, a signal processing unit for reproducing audio signals from the radio frequency signals received by the antenna, an output interface which is capable of being mechanically... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090196450 - Outdoor high-fidelity/high power audio & speaker system: A water-resistant and weatherproof high-fidelity/high power audio and speaker system adapted for outside use includes a top speaker member including a first speaker, a bottom speaker member including a second speaker, an audio component member and high current low voltage dc power supply for being mounted under the top speaker... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.

20090196451 - Dynamic microphone support apparatus: An apparatus has a base that has a concave-shaped bottom portion that is positional on a surface. Further, the apparatus has a compartment in the base that stores an adhesive material. In addition, the apparatus has a base cover that is positioned over the base and covers the compartment such... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC

20090196452 - Microphone assembly capable of avoiding deformation and shifting of non-woven fabric: A microphone assembly includes a flexible holder, a microphone, and a piece of non-woven fabric. The flexible holder has a top opening. The microphone is fitted into the flexible holder. The piece of non-woven fabric is attached to the microphone and totally disposed in the top opening of the flexible... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090196453 - Ergonomic behind-the-head personal audio set and method of manufacturing same: A behind-the-head personal audio set for a personal audio device is disclosed. The personal audio set has a headband portion sized to grasp the crown area of the wearer's head while aligning at least one ear cup adjacent to the wearer's ear. The headband portion defines a longitudinal, substantially horizontal,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090196454 - Earphone set: An earphone set includes a main device having a digital signal processor, and an earplug has an external microphone and a speaker electrically connected with the digital signal processor respectively. The external microphone converts an external sound wave into an electronic signal and transmits the electronic signal to the digital... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090196455 - Sound system of wall mounted flat panel display apparatus: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a sound system of a wall-mounted flat panel display apparatus can include a speaker, being mounted in an area except for a display area, which plays back a video, in the flat panel display apparatus and playing back a corresponding sound;... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

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