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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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10/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090257598 - Audio processing system of projector: An audio processing system of projector including a microphone input, an audio input, an audio adjusting unit, and a mixer is provided. The microphone input is utilized for accessing a first audio signal. The audio input is utilized for accessing at least a second audio signal from an outside audio... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090257599 - Thermal protection of electro dynamic transducers used in loudspeaker systems: Electro dynamic transducers can fail due to either excessive voice coil excursion, causing mechanical clipping, or by overheating of the voice coil causing degradation of the materials. The disclosed invention relates to protection against excess voice coil temperature in such transducers. The current through the transducer voice coil and the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090257600 - System and method of audio testing of acoustic devices: A system and method of testing the audio performance of an acoustic device is provided. To test a device microphone, an audio signal is generated, provided to an external speaker, outputted to the device microphone, and routed to an auxiliary input/output device where it is outputted and analyzed. To test... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090257601 - Acoustic speaker system with strong bass capability: Sound reproduction systems are described that have superior response to pure bass frequency signals from musical instruments such as electric bass guitar and string bass. A first amplifier drives a low frequency woofer and a second amplifier drives a full range speaker system. The bass component of the audio signal... Agent: Marvin Motsenbocker

20090257602 - Transmission device: A device for transmitting a sound signal received from a source to an in-vehicle audio system includes sound input circuitry operable to receive a sound signal, control circuitry operable to convert the sound signal to a signal for transmission, and two transmitters both operable to transmit the signal for transmission... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090257603 - Clip-on recording device: A clip-on electronic recording device with an automatic activation mechanism is disclosed. When a coupling member coupled to the recording device is clipped onto a clothing accessory of a user, the coupling member activates the recording device automatically. In one embodiment, the recording device has a magnet switch that is... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20090257604 - Deformable controller for electronic device: A deformable controller for an electronic device, such as a portable electronic device, is disclosed. A user can interact with the controller to cause it to “deform” and thereby provide user input to control the electronic device. The controller can be malleable and symmetrical, and user interaction with the controller... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090257605 - Master volume controlling device: A master volume can be added to a circuit included in a vacuum tube amplifier apparatus, such as a guitar amplifier apparatus etc., without troublesome modification, such as soldering to the original circuit included in the amplifier apparatus, boring a chassis in the amplifier apparatus, or the like. Concretely, a... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20090257606 - Ultrasonic speaker and projector: An ultrasonic speaker including: a vibration film having a conductive layer; a pair of fixed electrodes provided oppositely to respective surfaces of the vibration film; and an ultrasonic transducer that causes the vibration film to generate sound waves by applying a DC bias voltage to the conductive layer of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090257607 - Implementation of diversity antennas in small portable media devices and cell phones: A mobile telecommunications apparatus includes a portable media device adapted to receive electronic data through a network, the portable media device comprising a first antenna adapted to receive electromagnetic signals of a particular frequency, the frequency is at least one of a radio frequency and a television (TV) frequency, and... Agent: Rahman LLC

20090257608 - Hearing aid with a drop safeguard: A hearing aid with a drop safeguard has an accelerometer, an electrical circuit, and a memory. The accelerometer generates an electrical signal in dependence on an acceleration of the hearing aid. The signal is transmitted to the electrical circuit which uses this to determine a jerky acceleration of the hearing... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090257609 - Method for noise reduction and associated hearing device: The invention specifies a method for noise reduction of an input signal of a hearing device. The cepstrum coefficients of the input signal, of the changed input signal and/or of at least one parameter obtained from the input signal are modified. The modified cepstral coefficients are used for formation of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090257610 - Quasi-permanent battery for hearing aids: A hearing aid includes a secondary battery and means for identifying the kind of battery for charging. After the battery is identified, an appropriate algorithm for charging the battery is selected and used for charging the battery. Primary batteries are not charged. The hearing aid also includes a voltage reduction... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20090257611 - System and method for reduced baffle vibration: A system and method for reducing baffle vibration includes balancing an inertial force generated by two or more moving diaphragms and balancing an acoustic pressure acting on a housing supporting the two or more moving diaphragms such that a net force acting on the baffle is substantially zero. The acoustic... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090257612 - Speaker assembly: A speaker assembly includes a speaker body and a resonating box. The speaker body formed by a main portion and a sound-emitting portion. The resonating box is provided within the speaker body. Both ends of the resonating box are connected to the main portion and the sound-emitting portion respectively. The... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus PLLC

20090257613 - Microphone screen with common mode interference reduction: A microphone assembly includes a microphone composed of a case having an open end and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is disposed in the open case end. The microphone assembly further includes a metal screen coupled to the case over the printed circuit board for shielding the... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090257614 - Package for micro-electro-mechanical acoustic transducer with improved double side mountable electrodes: A surface mountable package includes a base and a cover with a cavity defined thereby, and an acoustic transducer unit received in the cavity. The cover includes a first metal ring to enclose the acoustic transducer unit. The base includes a second metal ring to press against the first metal... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090257615 - Headwear: A combination headwear having ear-covering sections and a headphone assembly having a speaker for each ear attached to a curved band that conforms to the top portion of a human head, and an integrated antenna module configured to receive satellite digital audio radio signals. The headwear includes openings sized for... Agent: William J. Mason Maccord Mason PLLC

20090257616 - Speaker system: Disclosed herein is a speaker system including: a laterally extending body portion for supporting the back of the head of a user; and a pair of right and left side portions respectively connected to the right and left ends of the body portion.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090257617 - Speaker, voice coil unit, and method of manufacturing the voice coil unit: A speaker includes a magnetic circuit forming a slit-like magnetic gap, a frame that houses and holds the magnetic circuit, a diaphragm attached to the frame so as to be capable of vibrating, a voice coil unit that is placed so as to pass through substantially the center of the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090252337 - Multi-channel decoding systems capable of reducing noise and methods thereof: A multi-channel decoding method includes: receiving an input signal to generate a first channel output signal and a second channel output signal, wherein the input signal is mixed with a specific clock signal; and gradually changing an amplitude of the specific clock signal from a first value to a second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090252338 - Sweet spot manipulation for a multi-channel signal: An apparatus, such as a decoder is arranged to modify the sweet-spot of a spatial M-channel audio signal by modifying spatial parameters. Specifically, a receiver (201) receives an N-channel audio signal where N<M. The M-channel signal may specifically be an MPEG Surround sound signal and the N-channel signal may be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090252339 - Signal processing device, signal processing method, signal processing program, and computer readable recording medium: In this signal processing apparatus, a first-audio-parameter calculating unit calculates a first audio parameter based on two audio signals. A second-audio-parameter calculating unit calculates a second audio parameter based on the two audio signals. A surround-signal generating unit generates surround components to be respectively allocated to surround signals.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090252340 - System, apparatus, and method of speaker: A system, and an apparatus of speaker, and a method for forming a virtual audio is provided. An audio source is processed by a second audio source processing program according to parameters which are entered by the user, and filtered to be a high frequency audio signal. The audio source... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090252341 - Adaptive primary-ambient decomposition of audio signals: A stereo audio signal is processed to determine primary and ambient components by transforming the signal into vectors corresponding to subband signals, and decomposing the left and right channel vectors into ambient and primary components by matrix and vector operations. Principal component analysis is used to determine a primary component... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20090252342 - Method and apparatus to measure differential phase and frequency modulation distortions for audio equipment: A testing method or apparatus utilizes multiple frequencies applied to a device under test for measuring newly discovered frequency modulation effects. An embodiment may include a lower frequency signal with a smaller amplitude higher frequency signal to test a dynamic change in frequency response, gain, and or phase. This dynamic... Agent: Ronald Quan

20090252343 - Integrated latency detection and echo cancellation: In an audio system having a microphone, a speaker coupled to a source of audio output, and an echo canceller coupled to the speaker and microphone, latency between the source of audio output and the speaker may be compensated in echo cancellation performed by the echo canceller. The echo canceller... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20090252344 - Gaming headset and charging method: An audio headset may comprise a case, near field microphone and far field microphone. A speaker, processor, memory, battery, charging interface and cradle detection circuit may be mounted to the case. Processor-executable instructions embodied in the memory, may be configured to implement a battery charging method. The headset may be... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20090252345 - Wearable computer system and modes of operating the system: A wearable computer system has a user interface with at least an audio-only mode of operating, and that is natural in appearance and facilitates natural interactions with the system and the user's surroundings. The wearable computer system may retrieve information from the user's voice or surroundings using a passive user... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090252346 - Method of processing audio files: A method of processing audio files includes the steps of providing an audio frequency adjusting section, via which one or more first audio files may be changed in the frequency property thereof to create one or more second audio files without the need of opening the first audio files. In... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090252348 - Antenna implementations in interconnecting cables: Antenna system having as one element a conductors in an interconnecting cable, wherein that conductor is isolated at RF from the device at the opposite cable end, while also being tightly coupled to that device at audio frequencies and/or DC. Such an antenna is suited for use in wireless transmitters... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20090252347 - Method and apparatus for automatic gain control: A method and apparatus for Automatic Gain Control (AGC) that provides an output signal having a smooth gain variation for any input signal. The various embodiments assure that the output signal will reach a required output level in a specified attack or decay period. A curvilinear reference gain characteristic is... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090252349 - Method of limiting the maximum permitted sound volume in an earphone, and an earphone for carrying out the method: A method of limiting the maximum permitted sound volume in an earphone, a headset or the like, includes the step that the size of the driving signal for driving the earphone is sensed. The driving signal has a voltage that is less than approx. 0.7 V. If the driving signal... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090252350 - Filter adaptation based on volume setting for certification enhancement in a handheld wireless communications device: A handheld wireless communications device has an adjustable volume setting. The communications device also has a downlink audio processor containing a digital audio filter. Storage in the device contains a first set of filter coefficients that configure the filter to enable the device to pass a wireless communications device certification... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090252353 - Bone conduction devices generating tangentially-directed mechanical force using a linearly moving mass: A bone conduction device, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing said acoustic sound signal; and a transducer, comprising a mass configured to move in a rotational direction, configured to generate a vibrational force in a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090252352 - Ear cup: An ear cup with a bone conduction function comprising a cup (1), a sealing ring (3) and a microphone capsule (5). The cup (1) has an edge (2) on which the sealing ring (3) is disposed. The microphone capsule (5) is disposed in a retainer body (4). The retainer body... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090252351 - Voice activity detection with capacitive touch sense: A voice activity detection apparatus having a capacitive sensor and a voice activity detector sensor. The voice activity detector sensor detects vibration of human tissue associated with user speech. Utilization of the voice activity detector sensor output is tied to the output of the capacitive sensor, where the capacitive sensor... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090252354 - Speaker configuration: A system and method for speaker configuration in an audio and video housing, wherein the audio and video housing may be supported by stands located on top of a gas pump. The audio and video housing may have an audio and video source, at least one video display, and circuitry... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20090252355 - Targeted sound detection and generation for audio headset: In an audio headset having one or more far-field microphones mounted to the headset; and one or more speakers mounted to the headset environmental sound may be recorded using the one or more far-field microphones and mixed with source media sound to produce a mixed sound. The mixed sound may... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20090252356 - Spatial audio analysis and synthesis for binaural reproduction and format conversion: A frequency-domain method for format conversion or reproduction of 2-channel or multi-channel audio signals such as recordings is described. The reproduction is based on spatial analysis of directional cues in the input audio signal and conversion of these cues into audio output signal cues for two or more channels in... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20090252357 - Method for switching a hearing device between two operating states and hearing device: Switching a hearing device from a first operating state into a second operating state is to be configured in an acoustically-friendly fashion. A first output signal power of a first audio data stream is determined for the first operating state and a second output signal power of a second audio... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090252358 - Multi-stage estimation method for noise reduction and hearing apparatus: The noise reduction for signals which can contain speech at least part of the time is to be improved. To this end a hearing apparatus and especially a hearing device with a first estimation device for estimating a first value of an input signal with a first estimation algorithm and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090252359 - Battery compartment door: A battery compartment door for an electronic device, said door being operable between open and closed conditions of use with respect to the device, including a cradle shaped to at least partially receive a terminal of a battery, wherein the cradle is adapted to electrically couple the terminal to an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090252360 - Hearing aid glasses using one omni microphone per temple: Hearing glasses with a left temple and a right temple connected to a front portion supporting a pair of lenses, at least one temple with one single microphone and a processor connected to the single microphone. The single microphone is an omnidirectional microphone and located in the temple such that,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090252361 - Assembly comprising a sound emitter and two sound detectors: The invention relates to an assembly comprising a sound emitter and at least two sound detectors fixed to each other, wherein each detector has a sound receiving opening. The sound receiving openings of at least two of the detectors point in opposite directions.... Agent: Daniel J. Burnham, Esq. Nixon Peabody, LLP.

20090252362 - Hearing device to be carried in the auricle with an individual mold: The wearing comfort of a hearing device designed as a mass-produced product, in particular a hearing aid, is improved. The hearing device is provided to be carried in an auricle. It comprises a housing which houses a sound signal processing device. A conductor conducts an acoustic or electric signal from... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090252363 - Loudspeaker assembly: A loudspeaker assembly comprises a base supporting at least one electro-acoustic transducer and at least one waveguide segment detachably supported by the base.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090252364 - Voice signal transmitting/receiving apparatus: A voice signal transmitting/receiving apparatus includes: a device body; a speaker array arranged in the device body and including a plurality of arrayed speaker units; and a microphone array arranged in the device body and including a plurality of arrayed microphones. By thus integrating the speaker array and the microphone... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090252365 - Method and apparatus for microphones sharing a common acoustic volume: The present subject matter provides method and apparatus for improved microphones sharing an acoustic volume. Some embodiments are useful for hearing assistance devices. Examples of an improved microphone module offering omnidirectional and directional microphone capsules are provided. Different mounting and interconnection embodiments are provided. Different electrical connector embodiments are discussed.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090252366 - Decorative and removable earbud cover: A decorative and removable earbud cover is disclosed that can attach to earbuds, earpieces, headphones, or the like. The earbud cover includes two major components: an attachment portion and a decorative portion. The attachment portion snaps over a cylindrical earbud portion of a user's earbud such that the attachment portion... Agent: Eric Hanscom

20090252367 - Ear phone/bud lanyard: An earphone system includes an audio device that is connected via an audio chord with at least one ear-bud Also, the system includes a lanyard that is attached to the chord at a distance “L” from the ear-bud In particular, the lanyard is hung on the ear of a user... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20090252368 - Ribbon transducer with improved dispersion, excursion and distortion characteristics:

20090252369 - Loudspeaker driver: A loudspeaker driver that includes a suspended diaphragm and at least one voice coil disposed lateral to the suspended diaphragm, suspended in a magnetic field and coupled to the diaphragm.... Agent: Kourosh Salehi #2a

10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090245523 - Adaptive high fidelity reproduction system: Audio is adaptively associated with speakers, depending on the speaker configuration that is present. Each speaker it receives an audio assignment based on its individual spectral characteristics. As more speakers are added, content is adaptively associated with that you speaker, and taken away from the previous.... Agent: Scott C Harris

20090245524 - Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding signal: An encoding method and apparatus and a decoding method and apparatus are provided. The decoding method includes extracting a down-mix signal and down-mix identification information from an input bitstream, determining, based on the down-mix identification information, whether the down-mix signal is a 3D down-mix signal obtained by performing a three-dimensional... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090245525 - Method and apparatus for real-ear measurements for receiver-in-canal devices: The present subject matter provides method and apparatus for real ear measurement using a hearing assistance device fitted with a cover to provide real ear sounds to a microphone of the device. The present subject matter includes a hearing assistance device cover for use in measuring coupler response and real... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090245526 - Device for and method of adding reverberation to an input signal: A device (1) for adding reverberation to an input signal (s(n)) uses a corresponding transformed input signal (S(n)), for example the Fourier transform of the signal, to generate reverberation. The device comprises circuits (3, 5, 6) for combining the transformed input signal (S(n)) with a modified and delayed transformed output... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090245527 - Linear full duplex system and method for acoustic echo cancellation: A linear full duplex system and method for acoustic echo cancellation is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes calculating a residual echo after subtraction of an echo estimate from a near end signal associated with a communication, refining a far end and a residual signal associated with the communication,... Agent: Global Ip Services, Pllc

20090245528 - Method for reducing echo and related echo reducing device and voice apparatus thereof: A method for reducing echo includes detecting whether an output sound volume is greater than a threshold value, and setting an input sensitivity from a first designated sensitivity value to a second designated sensitivity value when the output sound volume is detected to be greater than the threshold value. The... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090245529 - Headphone device, signal processing device, and signal processing method: A headphone device includes: a sound reproduction unit having a diaphragm which is configured to perform sound reproduction based on a sound signal; a sound pickup unit configured to perform a sound pickup operation; a filtering unit configured to apply filtering to a picked-up sound signal obtained by the sound... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090245530 - Method and device for acoustic sealing: An expandable device (1100) can be configured to occlude an ear canal to isolate an ear canal volume from an ambient environment. The expandable device includes a support structure (1102). A membrane having a proximal end and a distal end is attached at each end around the support structure (1102)... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20090245531 - Ear cover: An ear cover includes a cover body and a chassis connected to the cover body so as to form a closed accommodating space. The closed accommodating space is provided therein with a filler, thereby isolating, buffering and absorbing the sound.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090245532 - Headset: The invention relates to a headset comprising a housing with an earphone, said headset being arranged for being positioned close to a person's left ear or right ear during use and being arranged for cooperating with a further device. According to the invention, said headset comprises an accelerometer arranged for... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090245533 - Adaptive initial volume settings for a vehicle audio system: A vehicle audio system such as a vehicle radio is integrated with a vehicle speech system so that outputted speech by the vehicle speech system is played through the audio system. When a speech session begins, the audio system mutes any entertainment audio being played and outputs audio speech received... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.c.

20090245534 - Pop noise eliminating circuit: An pop noise eliminating circuit includes a power source, a grounding terminal, a speaker, an audio amplifier that has two opposite ends respectively connected with the power source and the first end of the speaker, a delay unit that has one end electrically connected with the power source, a first... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090245535 - Loudspeaker apparatus for radiating acoustic waves in a hemisphere: Loudspeaker apparatus comprise commonly some sort of casings or assemblies, in which one or more single speakers are integrated and which are used to convert electrical signals into sound. A loudspeaker apparatus 1 for radiating sound in a hemisphere is disclosed having a centre axis 9, the loudspeaker apparatus 1... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20090245536 - System and method for setting volume settings in an audio system: A system and method for switching between a plurality of audio settings is disclosed. The system includes: an audio processing system for receiving audio data from an audio data source, including: a central processing unit (CPU) for storing a plurality of volume settings; and a toggle switch for toggling between... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090245537 - Automatic ipod volume adjustment: A program that would take the average db level of a music device after a certain amount of time and record at the same time the amount of time the user has been listening to the music device. The program would then automatically adjusts the volume level so that the... Agent: J. Gordon Thomson

20090245538 - Video/audio output device and video/audio method: According to one embodiment, a video/audio output method according to one embodiment includes detecting a playback volume value set in an external speaker controller for controlling an external speaker, calculating a decibel value corresponding to the detected playback volume value, generating an audio signal corresponding to the calculated decibel value,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090245539 - User adjustable volume control that accommodates hearing: A method for processing audio signals optimizes the listening experience for hearing impaired individuals to feel stigmatized by requiring them to employ special hearing-impaired equipment. A user actuated controller controls a mixture of a preferred audio signal and a remaining audio signal across a range sufficiently wide enough to encompass... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090245540 - Amplification circuit and method therefor: In one embodiment, an amplification circuit receives an analog signal and adds another signal to the analog signal to modify the minimum amplitude of the analog input signal.... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc Intellectual Property Dept. - A700

20090245541 - Audio power amplifier with feedback-shifting technology: A solid stage audio power amplifier comprises of two output stages with one generating the real output signal that drives the real loud speaker load and the other mimicking the real output stage and generating a dummy output signal that drives a dummy resistor load. A frequency dependent feedback selection... Agent: Zhenwu Wang

20090245542 - Automated recording facility: An automated recording facility and method of recording may include a potable booth enclosing an interior space with an exterior shell. A processor may be enclosed within the booth and the processor may communicate with an audio recording system. A hard drive, an audio device and a system interface may... Agent: Maier & Maier, Pllc

20090245543 - Amplifying element and manufacturing method thereof: An amplifier integrated circuit element or J-FET is used for impedance conversion and amplification of ECM. The amplifier integrated circuit element has advantages of allowing an appropriate gain to be set by adjusting a circuit constant, and of producing a higher gain than the J-FET; but also has a problem... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090245544 - Acoustoeletric transformation chip for ribbon microphone: An acoustoelectric transformation chip for a ribbon microphone includes a diaphragm that has a vibrating region and two fixing regions disposed on two opposite sides of the vibrating region, and a voice coil film formed on the diaphragm. The voice coil film includes two rectangular voice coils, each of which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090245545 - Loudspeaker panel with a microphone and method for using both: In public audio presentation it is desirable that the playback loudness is continuously adapted to the background noise loudness. Such adaptation of the playback volume requires a continuous measurement of the loudness somewhere within the sound exposure area. A dipole loudspeaker panel has a strong attenuation of the emitted sound... Agent: Thomson Licensing Llc

20090245546 - Medium/low band sound reinforcement film-type audio-speaker using piezoelectric film as vibration element: A film-type audio-speaker is provided that uses a piezoelectric film as a vibration element to provide a reinforcement of the low to medium frequency band sound waves generated. The film-type audio-speaker uses a piezoelectric film as a vibration element and comprises a piezoelectric film with an electrically conductive polymer or... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.

20090245547 - Electret materials, electret speakers, and methods of manufacturing the same: A method of making a nonfluoropolymer electret film is provided. The method may include: providing a polymer-containing solution, the polymer-containing solution comprising at least one polymer material, at least one solvent, and at least one surfactant, spreading the polymer-containing solution to provide a wetting polymer film, removing at least a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090245548 - Audio apparatus for wirelessly transmitting audio signal, audio system, and audio signal transmission method thereof: An audio apparatus includes a main unit to extract audio signals for at least two channels from a multichannel audio signal; and a transmitter to wirelessly transmit at least one audio signal of the extracted audio signals to a first receiver, and to wirelessly transmit at least one other audio... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090245549 - Identification of earbuds used with personal media players: An arrangement for identifying the left and right earphones in an earphone set is provided in which the acoustically transparent grills positioned over the transducers in the earphones are configured to provide a visual effect that identifies the correct orientation of the earphone set during use by indicating which earphone... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090245550 - Media player system, media player, and earphone: An exemplary media player system includes a media player and an earphone. The earphone includes a first earpiece, a second earpiece, a primary volume control unit, and a secondary volume control unit. The first earpiece and the second earpiece are configured for receiving first channel audio signals and second channel... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090245551 - Hearing aid with adaptive data reception timing: A hearing aid with a communication circuit for wireless communication, the circuit includes a receiver for reception of data, and a communication controller that is configured for determining a delay between a receiver activation and an actual start of reception of data, and adjusting a next receiver activation in accordance... Agent: Vista Ip Law Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20090245552 - Apparatus and method for dynamic detection and attenuation of periodic acoustic feedback: A method for processing signals including an input, an output and a signal processor, comprising detecting a first periodic signal received at an input, adjusting frequency or phase of the first periodic signal in response to detecting the first periodic signal, comparing an amplitude of the first periodic signal before... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090245553 - Alternative mass arrangements for bone conduction devices: A bone conduction device, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; one or more functional components, wherein at least one of said one or more functional components is an electronics module configured to generate an electrical signal representing said acoustic sound signal; and a transducer... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090245556 - Hearing device having one or more in-the-canal vibrating extensions: A bone conduction device for enhancing the hearing of a recipient, comprising: a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing the acoustic sound signal; a transducer configured to generate mechanical forces representing the electrical signal for delivery to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090245557 - Piercing conducted bone conduction device: A bone conduction device for enhancing the hearing of a recipient comprising a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal; an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing the acoustic sound signal; a transducer configured to generate mechanical forces representing the electrical signal for delivery to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090245555 - Piezoelectric bone conduction device having enhanced transducer stroke: A bone conduction device for enhancing the hearing of a recipient, comprising a sound input element configured to receive an acoustic sound signal and an electronics module configured generate an electrical signal representing the acoustic sound signal. The device further comprises a piezoelectric transducer comprising at least one piezoelectric element... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090245554 - Snap-lock coupling system for a prosthetic device: A fixation system for a bone conduction device is disclosed. An abutment is coupled to a bone anchor such that vibrations applied to the abutment pass into the bone anchor. The abutment comprises a first conduction surface, a bearing surface, and a magnetic material at or near the first conduction... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090245559 - Method for adaptive construction of a small cic hearing instrument: A small hearing aid is provided which fits completely in an ear canal of a user wherein a shell as an outer housing of the hearing aid is shaped to closely surround components of the hearing aid to provide a gap between the hearing canal inner walls and the shell... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090245558 - Reinforced earbud device, system and method: Various earbud embodiments comprise a sleeve portion, a base portion, a bell portion, and reinforcement members. The sleeve portion defines a central void extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the earbud. The base portion encircles the sleeve portion. The bell portion connects the sleeve portion to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090245560 - Real ear measurement adaptor with internal sound conduit: Methods and apparatus for a hearing assistance device housing for use in real ear measurements. The methods and apparatus for configuration of a hearing assistance device using an apparatus including an opening to receive a sound tube for real ear measurements and providing an opening for connection of a sound... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090245561 - Acoustic passive radiating: Acoustic devices that include passive radiators. The passive radiator may include an acoustic driver. The acoustic device may be hand-held or pocket sized.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090245563 - Porting: A ported electroacoustical device uses the action of the port to provide cooling airflow across a heat producing device. The device includes a loudspeaker enclosure including a first acoustic port, and an acoustic driver, mounted in the loudspeaker enclosure. The device also includes a heat producing device. The acoustic driver... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090245562 - Speaker system: The speaker system according to the present invention is a speaker system in which a sound is emitted into a closed space from the back surface of a speaker unit, and has characteristic that gas in the closed space is physically adsorbed by a gas adsorber obtained by adding a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.

20090245564 - Microphone packaging in a mobile communications device: In one aspect, a boot located inside a mobile device holds a microphone. The boot has a straight, front chamber section whose mouth is aligned (vertically and horizontally) with a microphone-associated, acoustic case opening in a sidewall of the outer housing of the device. In another aspect, the front chamber... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090245565 - Acoustic systems for electronic devices: A portable electronic device may have acoustic ports such as microphone and speaker ports. Acoustic devices such as microphones and speakers may be associated with the acoustic ports. An acoustic port may have an opening between an interior and exterior of the portable electronic device. The opening may be covered... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20090245566 - Audio vibration apparatus using usb port as power inlet: An audio vibration apparatus using a USB port as a power inlet primarily comprises a housing, a circuit board, an electromagnetic converting device and a soft pad. Therein the electromagnetic converting device is constructed from an electromagnetic converting coil assembly, an upper metal element and a lower metal element. Thereby,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090245567 - Twistable ring speaker control: A twisting ring control for a compact speaker is rotatably mounted on a speaker encircling the speaker baffle. When the ring is rotated in one direction, the ring causes the speaker to be switched off, and when the ring is rotated in the opposite direction, the ring causes the speaker... Agent: Plantronics, Inc. Ip Department/legal

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