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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/09

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11/26/2009 > 33 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20090290717 - Delay time calculation apparatus, delay time calculation method, and storage medium storing program therefor: A delay time calculation apparatus that enables all of speaker units constituting a speaker array to contribute to the formation of a combined wavefront directed to an area specified by a user. The delay time calculation apparatus includes a delay time calculation unit that calculates delay times of delayed audio... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090290718 - Method and apparatus for adjusting audio for a user environment: The method defines a user environment based on detected motion data and/or ambient noise data. The user environment is then used to apply an appropriate audio adjustment mode. In one embodiment, the user environment definition further includes location data. In one embodiment, the location data is obtained from one of:... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090290719 - Stethoscopic assembly with record/playback feature: A stethoscopic assembly includes a stethoscope having a chest piece interconnected to at least one earpiece, the chest piece having an acoustical sensor enabling patient sounds to be heard through the at least one earpiece. A microprocessor connected to the acoustical sensor of the stethoscope includes a buffer wherein sound... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090290720 - Audio system: An audio system comprises at least one pair of wireless headphones having an active operating mode and an inactive operating mode, the at least one pair of headphones comprising a solid-state audio player, a rechargeable battery, means for connecting to a computer, means for charging the battery, and a motion... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20090290721 - Method and system for automatic level reduction: A method to automatically adjust listening levels to safe listening levels is provided. The method can include the steps of monitoring an audio content level, monitoring a sound pressure level within an the ear canal, and gradually reducing over time a volume of the audio content responsive to detecting intermittent... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20090290722 - Audible product information device: Another example of an audible product information device for placing proximate and associated consumer product includes a housing and electrical components in the housing configured to operate in a playback mode, a record more, and a standby mode. The electrical components include a controller, a record playback device for storing... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090290723 - Two-way speaker system: A two-way speaker system for a vehicle comprising an exterior two-way speaker, an interior two-way speaker, and a power inverter to power the system from the vehicle battery.... Agent: Lynn E Barber

20090290724 - Loudspeaker system and loudspeaker having a tweeter array: A loudspeaker system includes at least two stand-alone loudspeaker devices (1L, 1R) each comprising a frame (3) provided with a vertically oriented array (5) of first loudspeakers (7) for reproducing sound in a higher frequency range. The system further includes a second loudspeaker (13) for reproducing sound in a lower... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090290725 - Automatic equalizer adjustment setting for playback of media assets: Systems and methods are disclosed in which correspondences with content or other media assets can be established such that a media player or portable media device can automatically modify or adjust an equalizer setting based on information associated with the content or other media assets. The media player may automatically... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090290726 - Announcement system for a building transport: An announcement system (12) and method for communicating information relating to the operation of a building transport system (14), such as an elevator, moving walkway, or escalator, determines an appropriate volume for announcements based upon the sensed ambient noise.... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090290727 - Hybrid digital/analog loudness-compensating volume control: A loudness-compensating volume control method imposes a desired loudness scaling on an audio signal by processing the audio signal in both the digital and analog domains by receiving a desired loudness scaling, deriving a wideband gain component and one or more other gain components from the desired loudness scaling, applying... Agent: Gallagher & Lathrop, A Professional Corporation

20090290728 - Dynamic contoured-sound/subwoofer-synthesis audio system: A dynamic contoured-sound/subwoofer-synthesis system including an adjustable high pass filter coupled to the input terminal, the high pass filter being designed to provide a variety of frequency response shapes in response to adjustments thereof. A primary amplifier is coupled to receive one of the variety of frequency response shapes from... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry

20090290729 - Categorization platform, method for categorization and method for microphone array manufacturing: The invention provides a categorization platform and method for microphone array manufacturing. The categorization platform is attachable to a test microphone, comprising a digital signal processor. The digital signal processor categorizes the test microphone based on characteristics of the test microphone. The characteristics of the test microphone are phase mismatch,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090290730 - Bone conduction speaker: A bone conductive speaker in which the hearing of external sounds is not inhibited because the earhole is not closed, the hearing efficiency is high and the sound leakage is small because the tragus portion is vibrated locally, and moreover the configuration is simple and the putting-on and taking-off operations... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090290731 - Circuit arrangement for the bidirectional operation of a sound transducers disposed at the ends of a measuring section: A sensor circuit for a flow sensor comprises terminating impedances connected in parallel to the sound transducers and has a signal generator, which is configured as a power source. The circuit arrangement is suitable particularly for the operation of an airflow sensor in internal combustion engines.... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090290732 - Bending wave acoustic device and method of making thereof: An acoustic device and method of making said acoustic device. The acoustic device comprises a diaphragm having resonant bending wave modes in the operating frequency range, and a plurality of electromechanical transducers coupled to the diaphragm. The positioning and mechanical impedance of the transducers are such that at least a... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090290733 - Systems and methods for customizing a hearing aid casing: Systems and methods are provided for customizing a hearing aid casing. A user accesses a software program that allows him or her to select a type of a hearing aid. The software program further allows the user to select a motif to be displayed on at least a portion of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090290734 - Hearing apparatus with an equalization filter in the filter bank system: Multi-stage filter bank systems with filter banks of different bandwidth frequently cause interference in hearing apparatuses and in particular in hearing devices. Therefore a hearing apparatus is proposed with a filter bank system having a multi-stage analysis filter bank and/or a multi-stage synthesis filter bank, to break down an input... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090290735 - Concha/open canal hearing aid apparatus and method: An improved hearing aid and method that employs a combination microphone/speaker, sized to have the microphone inserted within the concha bowl of the outer ear and the speaker is inserted within which the opening of the ear canal such that it does not obstruct the same for more natural hearing.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20090290736 - Filter bank system for hearing aids: The object of the invention is to make sub-band processing in hearing aids less computationally intensive. For this purpose a filter bank system comprising an analysis filter bank for decomposing an input signal into sub-band signals, a processing device for amplifying at least one of the sub-band signals, and a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090290737 - Method for optimizing a multilevel filter bank and corresponding filter bank and hearing apparatus: A filter bank system that is optimized with respect to group delay and power consumption is provided. The filter bank system has multiple levels and has an input-side and an output-side filter bank based on a defined filter type. The input-side filter bank has input channels as a variable first... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090290738 - Light powered hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a case and a photovoltaic cell located in the case near a translucent portion of the case. A detector circuit includes a voltage comparator for monitoring the voltage from the photocell and indicating variations in voltage. The variations are analyzed to detect data for operating the... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20090290739 - Mixing of in-the-ear microphone and outside-the-ear microphone signals to enhance spatial perception: This document provides a hearing assistance device for playing processed sound inside a wearer's ear canal, the hearing assistance device comprising a first housing, signal processing electronics disposed at least partially within the first housing, a first microphone connected to the first housing, the first microphone adapted for reception of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090290740 - Microphone unit and method of manufacturing the same: A microphone unit includes a microphone substrate. A plurality of diaphragm units are disposed on the microphone substrate. Each of the diaphragm units includes a diaphragm. A plurality of partition walls are disposed on the microphone substrate. Each of the partition walls surrounds the diaphragm so as to define a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090290741 - Wind immune microphone: Disclosed is an acoustic device comprising an enclosed housing defining an inner volume and having a front and a back; an acoustic port penetrating the front of the enclosed housing; a first and second sense structure attached to the inside of the housing and defining a gap between the first... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090290742 - Touch sensitive controls with weakly conductive touch surfaces: A touch activated control useful for incorporation into, e.g., a DON/DOFF sensor of a communications headset or a touch pad for a cell phone, includes a weakly conductive electrode and a sensor coupled to the electrode and operative to detect a change in parasitic capacitance caused by a change in... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090290743 - Skin-mounted digital device with stacked flex circuit: A skin-mounted digital audio device composed of one or more removable adhesive sheets, a battery layer, and flex circuitry. The device can be folded and unfolded, and permits convenient, hands-free wearing and operation by a user via the adhesive sheet(s).... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090290745 - Battery charging jobsite audio apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a battery charging jobsite audio unit that is particularly useful at construction and other jobsites are disclosed which provides important desirable features and functionality comprise a housing, at least one charger for charging a removable battery pack, an audio unit that includes a speaker... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090290744 - Electronic device with a speaker: An electronic device (100) having a speaker (30) located in a sealed and separate speaker enclosure is described. The electronic device includes a housing (20) having a cavity (22) receiving the speaker with at least one conductive post (342), a circuit board (70), and a cover (60) with at least... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090290746 - Card-type device and method for manufacturing same: In a display panel (1) performing sound generation/sound pickup through vibration, total thickness of a pair of transparent substrates (104, 105) constituting its base is set suitably for a predetermined sound quality required as an acoustic device. Consequently, a card-type device for generating sound and/or picking up sound by vibrating... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090290747 - Mountable audio system for electronic devices: Disclosed is a mountable audio system configured to be mounted on an electronic device, such as a computer monitor, a television and a music system. The mountable audio system includes a frame assembly, a pair of audio sources and a fastening mechanism. The frame assembly includes a pair of frame... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

20090290748 - Moving-coil planar speaker: The planar speaker contains a frame, a diaphragm, a driver, a surround, and a number of flexible suspension elements. The diaphragm is suspended in a front opening of the frame by the surround. The driver is positioned at the center of the frame and a voice coil of the driver... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090290749 - Dynamic electro-acoustic transducer and earphone: There is thus provided a dynamic electro-acoustic transducer having a moving coil (100) with a coil exit location (110) and a first and a second feed line (200, 300). The first and second feed lines (200, 300) have first ends (210, 310) for coupling to the coil exit location (110),... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

11/19/2009 > 33 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20090285403 - Method and apparatus for improving audio reproduction for a portable electronic device: The present invention discloses an audio signal processing device capable of transmitting at least one audio signal generated by an audio decoder to at least one first speaker and a second speaker. The audio signal processing device includes a signal mixer and at least one filter. By the at least... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090285404 - Acoustic calibration sound system: An acoustic calibration sound system includes a coordinate position detecting device and a host. The coordinate position detecting device is used for detecting a position of a listener in a space plane and issuing a corresponding position signal. The host outputs an audio signal. The host has an acoustic characteristic... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090285405 - Method for manufacturing array microphones and system for categorizing microphones: The invention provides a method for manufacturing array microphones. First, signal delays of a plurality of microphones are measured. The microphones are then categorized into a plurality of categories according to the signal delays. A plurality of array microphones are then assembled with a number of component microphones selected from... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090285406 - Method of fitting a portable communication device to a hearing impaired user: The present invention further relates to a method of adapting signal processing characteristics of a portable communication device to a hearing impaired user, comprising the steps of evaluating a hearing impairment of said hearing impaired user by presenting at least one stimuli signal (SS) to said hearing impaired user, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090285407 - Method and apparatus for providing audio motion feedback in a simulated three-dimensional environment: Embodiments of the invention provide method, system, and computer readable storage medium for providing an audio motion feedback to a user of a simulated three-dimensional (“3D”) environment, where the user controls an entity within the simulated 3D environment. A plurality of gridlines is projected over the simulated 3D environment to... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090285408 - Noise-cancelling headphone: A noise-cancelling headphone includes a cancel signal generator that receives ambient noise via an electro-acoustic transducer and generates and outputs a cancel signal eliminating the noise and a speaker unit that outputs an audio signal and a cancel signal, and connects the cancel signal generator to a first terminal of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090285409 - Sound source localization device: Provided is a sound source localization device which can detect a source location of an extraction sound, including at least two microphones; an analysis unit (103) which (i) analyze frequencies of the mixed sound including the noise and received by each microphone, and (ii) generates frequency signals; and an extraction... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090285410 - Restoring audio signals: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for restoring audio signals. A data sequence of samples representing an audio signal is received. Multiple filter coefficients are defined for a filter, and a current sample in the data sequence is selected to be processed. The filter coefficients are updated based... Agent: Ferenc Pazmandi Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP

20090285411 - Audio reproducing apparatus: An audio reproducing apparatus includes a power supply, an amplifier, a speaker, and a controller. The power supply is for supplying a voltage. The amplifier is for receiving the voltage and audio signals, amplifying the audio signals, and outputting amplified audio signals. The speaker is for reproducing sound after receiving... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090285412 - Integrated circuit biasing a microphone: The invention provides an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit receives a first signal from a microphone via a first node. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a biasing circuit and a buffering circuit. The biasing circuit is coupled between the first node and a second node, drives the microphone... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090285413 - Workstation privacy apparatus: The present invention is a two way communication system for employees who work in an open office environment, and lack the privacy of an office door. The system performs the same functions as a real door, allowing the user to “alert” fellow employees to their availability status without being interrupted... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090285414 - Audio processing method and system: An audio processing system is provided. The audio processing system comprises a transducer, a gain stage, a capacitor network, and a preamplifier. The transducer transduces a sound signal to a voltage signal. The gain stage comprises an input coupled to the transducer and an output. The capacitor network, coupled between... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090285415 - Interfacing circuit for a removable microphone: The invention provides an interfacing circuit for a removable microphone. In one embodiment, the interfacing circuit comprises a jack for receiving the removable microphone and an integrated circuit comprising a biasing circuit, a buffer amplifier, and an insertion detecting circuit. The jack comprises a first terminal receiving an output voltage... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090285416 - Speaker driver circuit driven by postive and negative voltages: A speaker driver circuit driven by positive and negative voltages, comprising: at least one operational amplifier providing an output to a headphone speaker, and a voltage converter receiving a supplied voltage (VDD), generating r-fold positive and negative voltages (r·VDD and −r·VDD, wherein r is any positive real number except 1)... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.

20090285417 - Multi-function micro speaker: The present invention relates to a multi-functional subminiature speaker, more particularly, to a bone conduction speaker, which can generate vibration for bone conduction, bodily sensation of vibration, speaker attachment, and the vibration mode over the housing unit, that is, over a front protector of the speaker, a housing, and an... Agent: Ipla P.A.

20090285418 - Acoustic-electric transducer, electronic device, method, and computer program product: An acoustic-electric transducer for a microphone may include a cavity delimited by a wall and having an opening; a diaphragm having an outer boundary, said diaphragm extending across said opening so that an air gap is provided transversely outwards of the diaphragm between said outer boundary of said diaphragm and... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090285419 - Microelectromechanical system microphone: A microelectromechanical system microphone is provided. The microelectromechanical system microphone includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a first dielectric layer. The first electrode is disposed on a substrate and has a first flexible portion. The second electrode is disposed between the first electrode. A material of the second... Agent: J C Patents

20090285420 - Device and method for producing a surround sound: A surround sound audio processing system includes a source that supplies a first signal for producing a first sound impression and a second signal for producing a second sound impression. A processing unit modifies the first signal and the second signal to produce a third sound impression of a virtual... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20090285421 - Radio headset device for high noise environment: A radio headset device provided for receiving and reproducing a radio broadcast from a radio device in a high noise environment. The radio headset device comprises left and right earcups, a speaker mounted to each of the earcups, and a microphone mounted to each of the earcups for converting acoustic... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090285422 - Method for operating a hearing device and hearing device: A method for operating a hearing device and a hearing device are provided. Electrical acoustic signals are generated by the hearing device from a recorded ambient sound, the electrical signals being weighted according to their degree of matching with a predefinable acoustic signal class and being mixed together to form... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090285423 - Method and device for matching the phases of microphone signals of a directional microphone of a hearing aid: The phase differences of microphones of a hearing aid microphone are to be reduced. To do this, the level of an output signal of a directional microphone is compared with an omnidirectional signal. If the level of the output signal of the differential directional microphone is above the level of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090285424 - Method for manufacturing a fitted hearing device: So as to exploit the experience widely spread for fitting hearing devices, workflows of fitting processes are stored (9, 9-1). A momentary or future fitting operation is performed in dependency from previously performed fitting processes. To do so the stored workflows of the fitting processes are evaluated (13) and the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090285426 - Hearing aid and energy charger as well as associated method: A hearing aid with a rechargeable energy storage unit used as a power supply and an antenna used for wireless transmission and reception of electromagnetic signals is provided. The hearing aid also includes an energy charging unit which is arranged between the antenna and the energy storage unit, with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090285425 - Solar powered hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a case, a photovoltaic cell located within the case, and a light gathering member optically coupled to the photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic cell is preferably a multi-junction cell and the light gathering member gathers light at the wavelengths preferentially absorbed by the multi-junction cell.... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20090285427 - Receiver tube and retaining clamp assembly for a hearing instrument receiver: A receiver tube for a hearing instrument may be securely affixed to the instruments receiver with a retaining clamp. Such an arrangement facilitates assembly and repair, and provides a positive means for the securing the receiver tube.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090285428 - Ergonomic insertion tool for an open ear hearing aid: An ergonomically designed tool for detachably mounting an earpiece dome having a receiver and an acoustic air tube/wire to a variety of open ear hearing aids includes using a cylindrically shaped body having a length configured to be held with the fingers of a relaxed free floating hand for inserting... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC

20090285429 - Portable electronic device with a magnetic-locking speaker: A portable electronic device includes a housing. An opening is formed on the housing and a containing space is formed inside the housing. The portable electronic device further includes a speaker installed inside the containing space in a rotatable manner, a first magnetic component installed on a side of the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090285430 - Article with sound emitter: A washable and dryable article sound emitting device incorporated into an article, such as a backpack, towel, blanket, bib, garment, and slippers. The sound emitting device includes a waterproof casing configured to withstand the tumbling and high temperatures associated with a standard clothing dryer.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090285431 - Diaphragm with integrated acoustical and optical properties: A multifunctional transducer diaphragm may be configured as audio speaker system for displays wherein the multifunctional transducer diaphragm is capable of polarizing light transmitted therethrough and can convert mechanical motion into acoustical energy. In a related embodiment, a display panel system may comprise a multifunctional display screen comprising a single... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090285432 - Tunable frequency acoustic structures: An acoustic structure and a method for dampening sound. The acoustic structure includes an acoustic absorber having one or more acoustic elements. The acoustic absorber is disposed inside a volume. The acoustic structure further includes an acoustic radiator having one or more acoustic elements. The acoustic radiator is disposed outside... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090285433 - Headphone: A headphone includes a hanger and two speaker units respectively disposed at the two ends of the hanger. Each speaker unit includes a first shell; a second shell engaged with the first shell, a first air passage being formed between the first shell and the second shell, a second air... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090285434 - Earhook and earbud headset: A headset (10) comprises an earhook (12) and an earbud (14) which are removably connected to each other so that the earbud may be removed from the earhook to enable a user to use the earbud alone. Further, the earbud (14) is connected to the earhook (12) so as to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090285435 - Headphones: Headphones include a head harness and two ear pieces provided to respective ends of the head harness. Each ear piece is movably coupled to the head harness by a ball and socket arrangement structured to allow spherical articulation of each ear piece with respect to the head harness.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090285436 - Earphone: An earphone projects sound into an ear having an acoustic meatus, a tragus, an intertragic notch, an anti-tragus and a canal. The earphone includes a base that is positioned proximate an outer surface of the tragus and anti-tragus when the earphone is mounted to the ear. A speaker housing at... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090285437 - Earphone device and sound generating apparatus equipped with the same: An external inserting meatus of user is closed with an insert earphone device in use so that it is hard that external sound penetrates into the external inserting meatus; not only an internal sound propagation path but also an external sound propagation path are formed in an inserting body of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090285438 - Flat panel display with sliding loudspeaker structure: The present invention discloses a flat panel display with sliding loudspeaker structure. The flat panel display comprises a display body, a sliding rail, and a sliding loudspeaker portion. The loudspeaker portion comprises a loudspeaker body, a sliding member and a connecting portion. By the matching structure of the sliding member... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090285440 - Electroacoustic tranducing device: In an electroacoustic transducing device having: a magnetic circuit 21 having a yoke 12, a magnet 18, and a pole piece 20; a vibration system 5 having a diaphragm 6, a voice coil 8, and a diaphragm ring 1; and a frame 9 which holds the magnetic circuit and the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090285439 - Electroacoustic transducing device: According to the invention, in an electroacoustic transducing device comprising: a magnetic circuit 13 having a yoke 4, a magnet 11, and a pole piece 12; a vibration system 16 having a diaphragm 14 and a voice coil 15; and a frame 1 which holds the magnetic circuit 13 and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090285441 - Loudspeaker having a continuous molded diaphragm: A loudspeaker is disclosed. The loudspeaker includes a rigid frame, a diaphragm is firmly attached to the frame. A plurality of transducers attached to the diaphragm. In use, the loudspeaker radiates acoustic energy by pistonic motion of the diaphragm in response to actuation by the plurality of transducers. The motion... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

11/12/2009 > 33 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20090279706 - Surround generation apparatus: A surround system includes a decoder that decodes an encoded audio data stream, a decorrelation unit that receives and decorrelates stereo signals decoded by the decoder so as to generate surround signals having a low-correlation component, an addition unit that adds high-correlation-component signals extracted from the stereo signals to the... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20090279707 - Listener specific audio reproduction system: A system for use with an audio reproduction system that corrects for distortion caused by the system as well as any hearing impairment suffered a listener. Test signals are introduced into the input of the system to produce test sounds that are perceptible by the listener. Using a pushbutton, the... Agent: Otis Patent Law

20090279708 - Electronic stethoscope apparatus: An electronic stethoscope system that reduces cross-infection when examining a patient is provided. The electronic stethoscope system includes a handheld auscultation portion for picking up bodily sounds of a patient. The detected bodily sounds are transmitted to a base unit having a loudspeaker for broadcasting an audible representation of the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090279709 - Signal processing device and signal processing method: A signal processing device includes: a filter processing unit configured to execute noise reduction operations by subjecting sound-collected signals from a sound-collecting unit to filtering processing based on preset filter properties and providing with signal properties for noise reduction; a noise-unreduced signal obtaining unit configured to obtain noise-unreduced signals obtained... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090279710 - Active noise reducing device: An active noise reducing device includes switchover frequency memory which stores a speaker having weaker influence of level drop or dips in gain characteristics of transmission from first speaker and second speaker both working as secondary noise generators to microphone working as a residual signal detector, and also stores a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090279711 - Ear cup: An ear cup for a hearing protection unit including an inner cup portion which defines a noise damping space facing towards the user. The ear cup further has an outer cup portion for accommodating electronics and/or a current source. The inner cup portion and the outer cup portion are separated... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090279712 - Microphone boom with adjustable wind noise suppression: A microphone boom cap includes a porous plastic portion adapted to cover a microphone boom first aperture. The microphone boom cap includes a non-porous plastic portion affixed to the porous plastic portion. The non-porous plastic portion is adapted to cover a microphone boom second aperture in a second use position,... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090279713 - Multi-voltage headphone drive circuit: The present invention discloses a multi-voltage headphone driver circuit comprising: at least one operational amplifier having an output supplied to a headphone speaker, the operational amplifier receiving a first power supply as its high operation voltage; a charge pump receiving a second power supply to generate a negative voltage corresponding... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.

20090279714 - Apparatus and method for localizing sound source in robot: An apparatus and method for localizing a sound source in a robot are provided. The apparatus includes a microphone unit implemented by one or more microphones, which picks up a sound from a three-dimensional space. The apparatus also includes a sound source localizer for determining a position of the sound... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090279715 - Method, medium, and apparatus for extracting target sound from mixed sound: A method, medium, and apparatus for extracting a target sound from a mixed sound. The method includes obtaining the mixed signal from a microphone array, generating a first signal which is emphasized and directed toward a target sound source, and a second signal which is suppressed and directed toward the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090279716 - Vibration generator for electronic device having speaker driver and counterweight: A vibration generator for a portable electronic device includes a speaker driver and a counterweight retained by a housing to form a closed assembly. When a communications transmission is received by the electronic device, an input force signal is transmitted to the speaker driver to apply a force at a... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090279717 - Circuit module for a condenser microphone: A circuit module for a condenser microphone includes a first chip mounted on a mounting surface of a printed circuit board and including an impedance converter circuit for amplifying an electrical signal received from a capacitive sensor via a first conductive pattern on the mounting surface and for outputting an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090279718 - Audio recordation and reproduction spring clips: A method of releasably securing an article with an audio recording includes handling a binder clip having audio circuitry with recordation and playback capabilities. The binder clip includes a pair of actuating arms and a gripping portion. The audio circuitry is in the form other than that of a cell... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090279719 - Capacitive transducer circuit and method: A capacitive transducer circuit includes a capacitive transducer having first and second electrodes. The first and second electrodes are biased by respective first and second bias voltages. An amplifier is connected to receive a first analog signal on an input terminal, the first analog signal being generated by the capacitive... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090279720 - Speaker: A speaker is disclosed. A speaker includes a fixing part (500) fastened to a base frame; a motion part (400) moved with respect to the fixing part by an electromagnetic force; a vibration plate (200) that vibrates in communication with the motion part; and an area enlargement part (202) provided... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090279721 - Speaker device: A speaker device includes first speaker units 2 and 5 and second speaker units 3 and 6 that are arranged symmetrically as viewed from a listening center axis X1-X2. The first speaker units 2 and 5 emit sounds in inward directions and reproduces at least the mid-range and above, and... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090279722 - Wireless headset device capable of providing balanced stereo and method thereof: A wireless headset device capable of providing balanced stereo. The wireless headset connects with a stereo output device for giving balanced sounds on both left and right channels. The wireless headset has an encoder/decoder module which decompresses a digital audio package received from a wireless transceiver device into a stereo... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20090279723 - Processing signals representative of sound based on the identity of an input element: Systems and techniques for processing signals representative of sound for conveyance to the auditory system of a subject based on the identity of an input device. In one implementation, a method includes identifying an input element to an audiological system that conveys sound information directly to a subject's auditory system,... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP

20090279724 - Method for operating a hearing device and microphone system for hearing device: A method for operating a hearing device, an associated microphone system comprising at least two omnidirectional microphones, and a hearing device are provided. The microphones emit microphone signals and are electrically interconnected with one another in order to form directional characteristics. A damping of the upper frequency range of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090279726 - Genetic algorithms with subjective input for hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, is an apparatus for fitting a hearing assistance device using a genetic algorithm. The apparatus includes a first population of a plurality of parent sets representing at least one device parameter. A first pair from the parent sets is presented with assistance of the hearing... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090279725 - Radio with hearing loss compensation: A radio receiving system to compensate for hearing loss comprises a receiver, a sound reproduction device, and a hearing loss compensator. The receiver is generally located in the cockpit of an aircraft. The receiver receives radio frequency transmissions and converts the transmissions into audio frequency electrical signals. The sound reproduction... Agent: Garmin International, Inc. Attn: Legal - Ip

20090279727 - Hearing aid housing apparatus: A hearing aid including an audio-processing device. The audio-processing device may be configured to receive a signal from a microphone and send the signal to a receiver. The hearing aid may include a hearing aid housing coupled to the audio-processing device. The hearing aid housing may have a body and... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090279728 - Game controller with speaker: A game controller with speaker is disclosed. The game controller is applied in a personal computer or a TV game machine and includes a control command receiving unit, a control unit, a connector terminal and a speaker. The control command receiving unit is used for receiving a game control command... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090279729 - Dual-frequency coaxial earphones: A dual-frequency coaxial earphone includes a frame, a shared yoke, a high frequency speaker part, and a low frequency speaker part. The high frequency speaker part and the low frequency speaker part are coaxially arranged at inside and outside of the shared yoke, and are coaxial with a central opening... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090279730 - Shock-absorbing apparatus for a ribbon microphone housing: A ribbon microphone housing incorporates a shock-absorbing apparatus to reduce vibration to a ribbon for noise reduction and high-fidelity electric output signal generation. The ribbon for the ribbon microphone housing is typically made of a thin corrugated strip of aluminum. The shock-absorbing apparatus utilizes spring elements to suspend a ribbon... Agent: Invent Capture, LLC

20090279731 - Earphone: An earphone includes a housing, a reel mechanism, a speaker, and a transmission wire. The reel mechanism is pivotally disposed in the housing and has an accommodating space defined therein for accommodating the speaker. The transmission wire is wound on the reel mechanism. When the transmission wire is pulled or... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090279732 - Speaker assembly with directional adjustability: An improved audio speaker assembly is provided for directional adjustability of the woofer or driver. The assembly includes a housing comprising a baffle, a swivel, a swivel cup, and a retainer. The driver is mounted in the swivel. The swivel and swivel cup are mounted between the baffle and the... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090279733 - Speaker assembly arrangement for a vehicle and method of mounting a speaker: A speaker assembly arrangement for a vehicle is provided that includes a speaker unit including a speaker cabinet defining a first volume and a body part of a vehicle including a hollow member defining a second volume. The speaker cabinet is acoustically coupled to the hollow member by a press-fit... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

11/05/2009 > 33 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20090274307 - Audio system: Disclosed is an audio system including a group of loudspeakers that form a sound field by delivering into a single space sound signals passed through respective ones of a plurality of sound signal channels. This audio system is comprised of two characteristic-variable equalizers that are cascaded to each other to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090274308 - Method and apparatus for processing a media signal: An apparatus for processing a media signal and method thereof are disclosed, by which the media signal can be converted to a surround signal by using spatial information of the media signal. The present invention provides a method of processing a signal, the method comprising of extracting spatial information and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090274309 - Method and system for equalizing a loudspeaker in a room: A method and a system for equalizing one or more loudspeaker(s), e.g. a hi-fi system, positioned in a room in order to compensate sound reproduction from the loudspeaker for an influence of the room. The method includes measuring a listening position transfer function (L) from electrical input of the loudspeaker... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090274310 - System and method for dynamic sound delivery: A dynamic range manipulation system, for use for example in an audio playback system such as a two-way communication system, mobile telephone, MP3 player, and the like, obtains a measure of ambient noise at the playback location and adjusts the gain of the drive signal provided to the loudspeaker based... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090274312 - Detecting a loudspeaker configuration: A detecting circuit measures at least one response characteristic of an output channel in an electro-acoustic transducer system. A memory stores a plurality of equalizations, each equalization corresponding to a known electro-acoustic transducer system associated with at least one response characteristic stored in the memory. A processor in communication with... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090274311 - Multi-channel audio load box with selectable loading: An audio load box to test multiple audio channels using selectable loading for each channel. A resistive load is switched into the signal path of each audio channel before audio tests are conducted. The resistive load can be a single resistor or resistors in parallel. The multi-channel audio load box... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090274313 - Slotted waveguide acoustic output device and method: The present application is directed to an omnidirectional sound emitting device comprising an acoustic slotted waveguide array; and an acoustic source in communication with the acoustic slotted waveguide array. The device is configured to project an acoustic beam at distance up to about two nautical miles or more.... Agent: John Karl Buche Buche & Associates, P.C.

20090274314 - Method and apparatus for determining a degree of closure in hearing devices: A method for determining a degree of closure in a hearing device with at least one auditory canal microphone, at least one receiver and an associated hearing device apparatus is disclosed. The method is characterized by an in-situ measurement of a transmission function between the receiver and the auditory canal... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090274315 - Method and apparatus to reduce non-linear distortion: Techniques to reduce distortion in acoustic signals in mobile computing devices are described. For example, a mobile computing device may comprise a speaker operative to receive a first signal and output a second signal. The mobile computing device may further comprise a first microphone operative to receive the second signal... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC 4500 Brooktree Road

20090274316 - System and method for countering noise when operating an address system in a passenger transport: A system for countering ambient noise when operating an address system in at least one compartment of a passenger transport unit includes: (a) a noise control unit; and (b) at least one memory unit coupled with the noise control unit. The at least one memory unit stores noise characteristic information... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul

20090274317 - Headset: A method or apparatus to provide an improved headset. The headset includes at least one sensor. The headset further includes a configuration logic to configure the headset based on the position of the headset on the user's head.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090274318 - Audio conference device: A audio conference device capable of detecting a talker's direction exactly and collecting a sound emitted from this direction at a high signal S/N ratio is provided. A detecting beam generating portion 811 applies a delay-sum process to sound collecting signal SS104 to SS113 of microphones MIC104 to MIC113 that... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090274319 - Audio amplifier: An audio amplifier includes an amplifying circuit, a bias control circuit, and a decoupling device. The amplifying circuit amplifies an audio signal. The bias control circuit provides at least one bias voltage for the amplifying circuit according to a power down signal, in which the power down signal represents that... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090274320 - Noise canceling apparatus and noise canceling method: Disclosed herein is a noise canceling apparatus including: a microphone configured to pick up ambient sound as noise; a first signal generator configured to receive a signal from the microphone to generate a noise cancel signal that is inverted in phase to the signal received from the microphone and has... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090274321 - Audio amplifier and technique for power efficiency thereof: Some embodiments take the form of a vehicle audio amplifier comprising a plurality of amplifier stages and a controller. The amplifier stages are operatively coupled to each other and the amplifier stages include an input stage for receiving an audio signal and an output stage for driving at least one... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Lear Corporation

20090274322 - Volume control apparatus and method: A volume control apparatus and method is provided. The volume control apparatus includes an automatic gain controller and an equal loudness controller. The method includes steps of receiving an original sound signal by the automatic gain controller, adjusting the original sound signal by the automatic gain controller according to a... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090274323 - Volume controlled prental music belt: The present invention transmits sounds and/or music to an unborn baby in the mother's womb via a waist belt and speaker disposed within the belt, where the speaker connects to most audio devices via a universal audio plug. The waist belt can also be used to temporarily house/transport appropriate portable... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090274324 - Microphone unit and method of manufacturing the same: A microphone unit includes a substrate. The substrate includes a first face formed with a first recess, a second face opposite to the first face, and a through hole communicating the second face to a bottom part of the first recess. A diaphragm unit includes a diaphragm, and at least... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090274325 - Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a dental patch are disclosed herein. The patch assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded intra-orally on a tooth or oral tissue. The electronic and transducer assembly may receive incoming sounds either directly or through a... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090274326 - Synchronization of signals for multiple data sinks: A data source sends a synchronization signal and information to several data sinks that use the synchronization signal and a specified parameter to determine when to process the information. The data source and data sinks may comprise wireless nodes such as, for example, a wireless audio source that sends multi-channel... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090274327 - Circuit for operating a hearing device and hearing device: A circuit for operating a hearing device with a variable operating parameter is disclosed. A storage device for storing operating parameter settings in a starting situation as well as in a target situation and a control unit, which implements a matching of the operating parameter according to a setting of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090274328 - Apparatus and method for reducing interference effects in the case of a wireless data transmission in hearing device applications: An apparatus and a method are provided for reducing an interference input coupling caused by asymmetrically embodied field lines of at least one hearing device component into a receiving antenna of a wireless data transmission facility of a hearing device. The apparatus includes at least one first means arranged in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090274329 - Passive directional acoustical radiating: An acoustic apparatus, including an acoustic driver, acoustically coupled to a pipe to radiate acoustic energy into the pipe. The pipe includes an elongated opening along at least a portion of the length of the pipe through which acoustic energy is radiated to the environment. The radiating is characterized by... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090274330 - Microphone mount for a cabinet: A microphone mount for mounting a microphone adjacent a speaker housed in a cabinet is defined by an elongate body having gripping fingers on opposite ends. The body is extendable and an elastic cord housed in the body normally pulls the gripping fingers together so that the mount may be... Agent: Hancock Hughey LLP

20090274331 - Microphone device adapted to be worn on an ear: A microphone device includes an earpiece unit and a sound pickup unit. The earpiece unit includes a pliable ring part adapted for looping around an ear of a wearer and bendable to conform to the shape of the ear of the wearer. The sound pickup unit includes a boom component... Agent: Michael W. Taylor

20090274332 - Miniaturized acoustic boom structure for reducing microphone wind noise and esd susceptibility: A miniaturized acoustic boom structure includes a microphone boom housing having a wind screen and a microphone pod configured to hold a microphone. The microphone pod has an outer surface secured to an inner surface of the microphone boom housing, an interior having one or more surfaces configured to form... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20090274333 - Electronic device with internal array microphone affixed to rear cover of display: An electronic device includes a display, a plurality of chambers, and a microphone array. The display includes a front cover and a rear cover affixed to the front cover. The plurality of chambers is formed on the rear cover. The microphone array includes a plurality of microphones disposed in the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090274334 - Mounting method and holder for smd microphone: A SMD microphone holder has an SMD microphone mounted within, and includes a cap body and cylindrical portion. The cap body is withstands a reflow temperature, and defines a cavity for mounting the SMD microphone therein. The cylindrical portion is formed with the cap body, and withstands a reflow temperature.... Agent: Keusey, Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

20090274335 - Shoulder/neck supporting electronic application: A shoulder/neck supporting electronic appliance includes a wireless head set wherein the head set includes a supporting unit adapted for wearing on a user's collar from behind, a wireless audio device comprising a wireless transceiver supported by the supporting unit for receiving an audio signal, and a power source electrically... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090274336 - Enclosure and enclosure system for a speaker of an electronic device: The disclosure relates to a system for adjusting a response signal of a transducer of an electronic device is provided. The system comprises: a substrate, such as a printed circuit board (PCB), having a first side and a second side; a transducer making an electrical connection with the first side... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20090274337 - Speaker voice coil: The present invention is to provide a speaker voice coil having an improved productivity, a lightweight, a good response to vibration, and an elimination of a specified frequency. The speaker voice coil includes a plurality of coil main bodies connected in series each other, the coil main bodies each have... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

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