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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100046758 - Method and apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method for processing an audio signal, comprising the steps of extracting an ancillary signal for generating the audio signal and an extension signal included in the ancillary signal from a received bit stream, reading length information of the extension signal from an extension area of the ancillary signal, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100046760 - Audio encoding method and device: Audio encoding method and device comprising the transmission, in addition to the data representing a frequency-limited signal, of information relating to a temporal filter that is to be applied to the entire enhanced signal, both in its transmitted low-frequency part and in its reconstituted high-frequency part. The application of this... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100046761 - Efficient and scalable parametric stereo coding for low bitrate audio coding applications: The present invention provides improvements to prior art audio codecs that generate a stereo-illusion through post-processing of a received mono signal. These improvements are accomplished by extraction of stereo-image describing parameters at the encoder side, which are transmitted and subsequently used for control of a stereo generator at the decoder... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100046759 - Method and apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method for processing an audio signal, comprising the steps of extracting an ancillary signal for generating the audio signal and an extension signal included in the ancillary signal from a received bit stream, checking a level of the bit stream, selectively decoding the extension signal according to the level... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100046762 - Efficient and scalable parametric stereo coding for low bitrate audio coding applications: The present invention provides improvements to prior art audio codecs that generate a stereo-illusion through post-processing of a received mono signal. These improvements are accomplished by extraction of stereo-image describing parameters at the encoder side, which are transmitted and subsequently used for control of a stereo generator at the decoder... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100046763 - Sound pickup apparatus: An A/D converter sets a sound pickup signal to low sensitivity and inputs the signal to a sound pickup beam generation unit. The A/D converter sets a sound pickup signal to high sensitivity and inputs the signal to the sound pickup beam generation unit. A sound detector determines from the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100046764 - Method and apparatus for detecting and processing audio signal energy levels: An audio signal processing circuit includes a variable gain control circuit controlled by a control signal; and an energy level detection circuit operable over the audio frequency spectrum for monitoring the audio input signal and producing the control signal. The control signal is adjustable in a manner to alter the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100046765 - System for processing audio data: A device (110) for processing audio data (106) for a multi channel audio playback system (100), comprises an identification unit (115), an extraction unit (120), and an averaging unit (125). The identification unit identifies segments of the audio data (106) related to a selected one of the channels (101 to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100046766 - Adjustment of acoustic properties based on proximity detection: One or more acoustic transducers of a device may be adjusted based on automatic detection of device proximity to the user. In a mobile telephone, when the user is using the receiver and holding the telephone against his/her ear, if the telephone detects that the user has moved the telephone... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100046767 - Wireless headset noise exposure dosimeter: Systems and methods for measuring noise exposure associated with use of a wireless headset are presented. In one example, a transition from a wireless headset standby mode operation to a wireless headset active mode operation is identified. A stored noise dose measurement at the wireless headset is recalled, and a... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20100046768 - Method and system for elimination of acoustic feedback: A method and system is provided for eliminating acoustical feedback in a system. The method determines a parameter for at least one notch filter, adjusting the notch filter based on the parameter, processing the digital signals through the notch filter, testing at the effect of the notch filter in the... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100046769 - Noise-canceling system: The noise canceling system includes: a microphone unit picking up ambient noise and outputting a noise signal; a cancel signal generator generating and outputting a cancel signal eliminating the noise, and having a filter circuit outputting a signal in a predetermined frequency band included in the noise signal, an inverting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100046770 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for detection of uncorrelated component: Detection of an uncorrelated component in a multi-channel acoustic signal is disclosed. In one example, the detection is based on a relation between (A) a difference in energy between two channels of the signal and (B) a threshold value that is based on an estimate of background energy of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100046771 - Multiple-use acoustic port: Two or more acoustic transducers share the same acoustic port in a device. The acoustic properties—such as acoustic impedance and frequency response—of the shared acoustic port are matched to each of the two or more acoustic transducers. To accomplish acoustic impedance matching, a separate back volume is provided for each... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100046772 - Sound level control: A system and method for controlling a sound level of a mobile audio device are disclosed herein. In accordance with at least some embodiments, a system includes a transducer, a phase estimator, and a sound level control. The transducer converts an electrical signal applied to the transducer into audible sound.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100046773 - Acoustic device and method of manufacturing the same: An acoustic device (200, 300) comprising an oscillatory compound membrane (201) comprising a plurality of layers (202, 203, 205), wherein one of the plurality of layers (202, 203, 205) is a thermoplastic layer (203, 205), wherein the thermoplastic layer (203, 205) is joined to at least one further component (204,... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100046774 - Thermoacoustic device: A thermoacoustic device includes a signal device and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator includes a base structure and a conductive material located on the base structure. The base structure includes nano-scale elements. The signal device is capable of transmitting an electrical signal to the sound wave generator.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100046776 - Adaptive microphone system for a hearing device and associated operating method: A microphone system and an associated method are proposed. The microphone system comprises at least two omnidirectional, microphone signal-emitting directional microphones connected electrically to one another to establish directivity, at least one filter unit with at least one adaptation parameter for the adaptive filtering of the at least two microphone... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100046775 - Method for operating a hearing apparatus with directional effect and an associated hearing apparatus: A method for operating a hearing apparatus and an associated hearing apparatus is provided. A first and a second microphone emit a first and a second microphone signal. The first and the second microphone have a different directional effect, for instance as a result of a different shading by the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100046777 - Hearing aid processing apparatus, adjustment apparatus, hearing aid processing system, hearing aid processing method, and program and integrated circuit thereof: A hearing aid processing apparatus (100) includes: audio input units (101, 121) configured to receive an input audio; hearing aid signal processing units (104, 124) configured to generate first and second output signals each having different frequency characteristics, from an input signal of the input audio received by the audio... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100046778 - Integrated cochlear implant headpiece: An integrated headpiece for a cochlear implant system includes a microphone for outputting an audio signal; signal processing electronics for processing the audio signal; and a transmitter for transmitting a processed audio signal received from the electronics to an implanted receiver. All of the microphone, signal processing electronics, and transmitter... Agent: Advanced Bionics, LLC C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100046779 - Modular speech processor headpiece: A cochlear implant system includes: an electrode array implanted within a cochlea; an internal processor in communication with the electrode array; an implanted antenna which is electrically coupled to the internal processor; and a modular external headpiece which is removably positioned over the implanted antenna, the modular external headpiece including... Agent: Advanced Bionics, LLC C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100046780 - Directional silicon condensor microphone having additional back chamber: A directional silicon condenser microphone having an additional back chamber is disclosed. The directional silicon condenser microphone in accordance with the present invention comprises a case having a front sound hole for passing through a front sound; a acoustic delay device for delaying a phase of a sound; a substrate... Agent: Jason Y. Pahng And Associates, LLC

20100046781 - Headphone with storage compartment: A headphone provided with an ear cup into which a storage compartment is to be inserted. The storage compartment includes a cavity for the storage of a dongle when the headphone is not in use. Since the purpose of the dongle is to establish a wireless communication between an audio... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20100046782 - Headphone: There is provided a headphone including a headband having flexibility; a slider having flexibility with the headband attached at one end, and a headphone unit attached at the other end; a slide groove, arranged at an end of the headband or the one end of the slider, for guiding a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100046783 - Dual-frequency coaxial earphones with shared magnet: A dual-frequency coaxial earphone has a shared magnet, which is interposed between a top board of a outer yoke and an outer disk of a inner yoke, wherein the outer yoke and the inner yoke each has a different polarity. A low-frequency voice coil of a low-frequency speaker part extends... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100046784 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker includes an enclosure and at least one sound wave generator disposed in the enclosure. The sound wave generator includes at least one carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure is capable of converting electrical signals into heat. The heat is transferred to a medium and causes a thermoacoustic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100046786 - Peripheral apparatus assembly for electronic device: A peripheral apparatus assembly for an electronic device includes a base, two speakers and a signal line. The base supports the electronic device. The two speakers rotate with respect to the base to selectively locate at the first position and a second position. Each speaker has a sound surface from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100046785 - Recessed and rotatable spa speaker system: A spa speaker system having a housing with a speaker mounted therein, wherein the housing is mounted within a hole in the wall of a spa. The speaker system is arranged at an angle within the housing, and is rotatable with respect to the hole. The system can also comprise... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100046787 - Audio device for improved sound reproduction: The present invention relates to an audio device comprising a first audio path comprising a loudspeaker for reproducing an audio signal, and a second audio path comprising in series: a band-pass filter (22) for passing frequency components of the audio signal lying between a first frequency and a second frequency,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100046788 - Loudspeaker spider: A loudspeaker spider comprises rubber type material having a central opening defining an inner rim, a periphery outer rim, and a spring effect portion provided at a portion located between the inner rim and the outer rim to enable the inner rim to be moved axially up and down with... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100046789 - Method for converting electric signals into acoustic oscillations and an electric gas-kinetic transducer: The invention relates to electroacoustic engineering, in particular to methods for converting electric signals into acoustic oscillations and to electroacoustic transducers. The method for converting electric signals into acoustic oscillations comprises exposing an oscillating system that is a gas medium pre-structured by a static electric field to an electric/electromagnetic field... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100040237 - Remote control interface for replacement vehicle stereos: An interface circuit for interconnecting the fixed controls of a vehicle to a replacement stereo. The interface circuit is capable of receiving control signals from fixed controls, such as steering wheel controls, backseat controls, handlebar controls, and the like, and then transmitting corresponding control signals to a replacement stereo. In... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100040238 - Apparatus and method for sound processing in a virtual reality system: An apparatus to perform sound processing in a virtual reality system includes a sound processing unit to process and produce sound output in sound areas divided into a focus area within a predetermined visual field and a non-focus area out of the predetermined visual field in a virtual reality space... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100040239 - Switch for a hearing aid: A method of changing at least two parameter settings of a device includes detecting an abnormal change in an external feedback path and an input signal generated by an abnormal pressure wave, and activating a pressure wave detection switch and an abnormal feedback path detection switch for changing the at... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100040240 - Headphone system for computer gaming: A gaming unit and producing a game-audio output of a varying volume level and a chat-voice output is connected to headphones adapted to be worn by a player of the unit and connected to the gaming unit for making the chat-voice output and the game-audio output audible to the player.... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20100040241 - Healthcare industry wireless audio systems: Healthcare industry wireless audio systems include a wireless signal transmitter. The wireless signal transmitter generates wireless signals along a first path and a second path. Wireless audio systems illustratively also include a wireless signal receiver that converts the wireless signals into an audio signal.... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100040242 - In-vehicle sound control system: An in-vehicle sound control system structured so that sound sources, a vehicle speed detection unit for detecting a vehicle running speed, and an acoustic reproduction apparatus are connected to in-vehicle communications network. The in-vehicle sound control system controls, in accordance with a vehicle speed signal transmitted from the vehicle speed... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100040243 - Sound field widening and phase decorrelation system and method: A system for decorrelating signals including a first all pass filter, having a first delay length, processing a first signal. A second all pass filter, having a second delay length, is connected to the first all pass filter and processes the first signal after processing by the first all pass... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20100040244 - Method and system for auditory enhancement and hearing conservation: A digital and/or analog signal processing system and method for auditory enhancement and hearing conservation includes providing an audio signal with high intensity peaks, clipping the audio signal by limiting peak power to produce a clipped signal, and amplifying the clipped signal.... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100040245 - Multi-function headset and function selection of same: A multi-function headset is disclosed. The multi-function headset includes an ear shell attached to one end of a holding means the ear shell comprising a speaker unit through which audio stimulus is provided to a user, a microphone attached on a first end of a boom assembly and engaging an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100040246 - Compound membrane, method of manufacturing the same, and acoustic device: A compound membrane (100) for an acoustic device (200), the compound membrane (100) comprising a first layer (101) and a second layer (102), wherein a value of Young's modulus of the second layer (102) does not vary more than essentially 30% in a temperature range between essentially −20° C. and... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100040247 - Learning control of hearing aid parameter settings: The present invention relates to a method for automatic adjustment of signal processing parameters in a hearing aid. It is based on an interactive estimation process that incorporates user feedback. The method is capable of incorporating user perception of sound reproduction, such as sound quality over time. The user may... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100040248 - Hearing assistance using an external coprocessor: Techniques are described for enhancing a hearing assist device using one or more coprocessor devices. The hearing assist device uses a handshaking protocol to detect and pair with the one or more coprocessor devices. The hearing assist device is capable of stand-alone signal processing in the absence of the coprocessor... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100040250 - Hearing aid device with a transducer protection facility: With a hearing aid device which can be worn in the ear, a barometric pressure equalization which is needed for the sound transducer, such as a microphone or receiver, is to be achieved in a simple and cost-effective fashion. To this end, a converter protection facility is proposed with a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100040249 - Ultrasonic and multimodality assisted hearing: Speech is modulated and processed to provide a signal that is intelligible in high noise environments. Also, a device (and method of using said device) for improving the perception of acoustic signals comprising non-vocal patterns such as music is presented which utilizes high-frequency carriers in conjunction with signal modulation. Finally,... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100040251 - Hang up magnet for radio microphone: A system is disclosed for safely and efficiently removing or returning a radio microphone from a mounting surface. The system includes a first magnet attached to the rear side of a radio microphone and a second magnet located at a desired mounting position on the mounting surface. The second magnet... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100040252 - Headset with stowable boom: A headset comprises a headband for supporting the headset on a user's head, an earpiece including an audio driver and a microphone boom including a microphone. The microphone boom is rotatable when the headset is located on a user's head from an operative position in which the microphone boom is... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20100040253 - Mounting apparatus for speaker: A mounting apparatus for mounting a speaker to a computer case, includes a base plate assembled on the computer case, a fixing member configured to fix two corners on a top edge of the speaker, and an elastic sheet configured to fix a bottom edge of the speaker.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100040254 - Speaker mountings: At least one embodiment of the invention provides an easy-to-install recessed speaker mounting assembly. The assembly may comprise a mounting frame, a plurality of dog fasteners, and a dog actuator ring. The mounting frame may define an opening for receiving an audio transducer, and the mounting frame may also include... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100034393 - Ad-hoc adaptive wireless mobile sound system: An ad-hoc Adaptive Wireless Mobile Sound System, comprises a) a Master device, capable of sending a message/query to one or more mobile phone nodes, to verify whether they hold in their memory a specific song/track and to learn their music playing capabilities; b) transmission means provided in the Master, to... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20100034394 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method for processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes obtaining a stereophonic audio signal including a speech component signal and other component signals, obtaining gain values for each channel of the audio signal, determining whether the audio signal is an inverse-phase mono signal including left and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100034395 - Adaptive ring level: A method and an arrangement for adapting an alert signal level generated by a device to an ambient of the device is provided. The method may include processing a sound signal corresponding to a test signal or an alert signal, generating a correlation value by correlating the sound signal with... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20100034396 - Method and apparatus for managing presentation of media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to receive a request for reverberation in an environment having a plurality of media devices, and adjust a time delay for audio signals presented by one of the plurality of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing

20100034397 - Sound source tracking system, method and robot: A result of a sound source direction measurement based on an output of an REMA (first microphone array) (11) and a result of a sound source position measurement based on an output of an IRMA (second microphone array) (12) are integrated through a particle filter or in space. Thus, the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100034398 - Method for the active reduction of sound disturbance: A method and a system for the active reduction, at a predetermined area, of the energy of a sound signal (dk(n)), also called a diffused noise signal, generated at the area by a primary signal (xk(n)), or noise signal, by the emission of a plurality of counter-noise signals (yk(n)) having... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100034399 - Mounting device for mounting a sound pickup device on a sound source: A mounting device is adapted for mounting a sound pickup device on a surface of a sound source, and includes a base member and a fastening unit. The base member is adapted to be connected to the sound pickup device. The fastening unit is adapted to be provided between the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100034400 - Control data generation device and method: Control data is generated in response to generation, from a position detector, of position data in accordance with a predetermined scale characteristic. Change scale characteristic is applied in manual operation performed immediately after an operation member has been automatically positioned to a target position. In the change scale characteristic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100034401 - Audio player with illumination effect: An audio player with illumination effect has an audio play host and a lighting box. The audio play host has a housing in which speakers, a circuit board and a power amplifiers are mounted. The housing further has audio signal connectors, buttons and a display and is defined with at... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100034402 - Electrode connection structure of speaker unit: An electrode connection structure of a speaker unit is provided. The speaker unit includes at least one electrode layer, which is made of a conductive material, or made of a non-conductive material with a conductive layer formed on a surface thereof. The electrode connection structure includes a conductive electrode and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100034403 - Video and audio output system: An acoustic signal output control section 12a extracts, from an acoustic signal, a low-frequency-component acoustic signal and a high-frequency-component acoustic signal. A sound image localization processing filter section 13a performs a sound image localization process on the low-frequency-component acoustic signal. The low-frequency-component acoustic signal having been subjected to the sound... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100034404 - Virtual reality sound for advanced multi-media applications: The method and apparatus described herein generates realistic audio for a virtual reality simulation based on the position (location and orientation) of a participant's head. The audio may be generated based on independent and dependent audio profiles. The independent audio profile represents the participant-independent propagation of sound from a virtual... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20100034405 - Method for operating a hearing device as well as a hearing device: In order to switch between different hearing programs to adjust to a momentary acoustic surround situation, a method is provided to operate a hearing device as well as a hearing device. Signals, or parameters of a transfer function, are changed smoothly in order to form a smooth transition from a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100034406 - Method for operating a hearing aid, and hearing aid: The invention relates to a method for operating a hearing aid. A local source operating mode is established by a signal processing section of the hearing aid for tracking and selecting a local acoustic source of an ambient sound. Electrical acoustic signals from which the local acoustic source is determined... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100034407 - Arrangement and method for regulation of feedback suppression in hearing devices: The invention specifies a hearing device, especially an in-the-ear hearing aid, and a method for suppressing acoustic feedback, with at least one ultrasound signal being emitted by the hearing device. The ultrasound signal reflected and fed back from the environment of the hearing device is picked up by at least... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100034408 - Switching device for hearing aid: Switching device for hearing aid, whereby a hearing aid casing part is adapted for placement above and behind the ear lobe and encloses a battery and a signal processing and amplifier device operable to provide an amplified audio signal to the user perceivable as sound wherein further the switching device... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100034409 - Optical electro-mechanical hearing devices with combined power and signal architectures: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100034410 - Hearing aid adapted for embedded electronics: A hearing aid comprising a microphone, a receiver, hearing aid electronics coupled to the microphone and the receiver, and conductive traces overlaying an insulator, the conductive traces configured to interconnect the hearing aid electronics and to follow non-planar contours of the insulator. Examples are provided wherein the insulator includes a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100034411 - Apparatus incorporating an adsorbent material, and methods of making same: Apparatus for compensating for pressure changes in an acoustic transducer system includes a skeleton member having a predetermined configuration and adsorbent material having a regular structure and being supported on the skeleton member. The apparatus may include a plurality of members, each of the plurality of members having a plurality... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20100034412 - Lip shield for microphones: A lip shield or block is attachable to a microphone and is sized to block or shield the lips of the user from being viewed by third parties when the user is speaking into the microphone.... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20100034413 - Microphone device: A microphone device includes an enclosure, a nontransparent supporter, a light source, an annular-shaped optical sensor, a lens and a vibrating membrane. The enclosure has a bottom portion and a sidewall extending from the bottom portion. An opening is defined in the enclosure and opposite to the bottom portion. A... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100034414 - Headphone: There is provided a headphones capable of giving an optimum mounting feeling to the head of everybody by merely being mounted and without special adjustment, and also capable of being mounted for many hours without giving stress to the user. A headphone cabinet 5 is connected to one end of... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100034415 - Portable electronic device with spatial module: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a circuit board, a speaker and a spatial module. The housing includes a bottom wall and a circular wall extending from the bottom wall. The bottom wall defines a sound-emitting hole. The bottom wall and the circular wall define a receiving cavity. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100034416 - Receiving structure for speaker: A receiving structure for a speaker includes a housing having a receiving cavity defining a sound slot at the bottom thereof, a filter defining a sound aperture without through out the filter, and an engaging board fixed with a speaker; the filter is received in the receiving cavity and the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100034417 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes an electronic-apparatus housing provided with a sound release hole, a speaker unit housed in the electronic-apparatus housing and facing the sound release hole, a grille body made of a conductive material, configured to allow sound to pass therethrough, and having a plate-like shape that is of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100034418 - High performance micro speaker: A micro speaker having a first core assembly and a second core assembly, with a diaphragm between the first and second core assemblies. Each of the core assemblies includes a housing with a pole and a cover plate, and a permanent magnet within the housing. At least one of the... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100034419 - Speaker: A speaker 1 includes: a frame 4; a magnetic circuit 2; and a vibrating unit 3. The magnetic circuit 2 is attached to the frame 4. The vibrating unit 3 is received in the frame 4, and includes a drive cone 14 and a diaphragm 15 vibrated by the magnetic... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100027799 - Asymmetrical delay audio crosstalk cancellation systems, methods and electronic devices including the same: Crosstalk cancellation systems for left and right channel stereo audio signals that are played over left and right stereo loudspeakers include circuitry that is configured to apply more crosstalk cancellation delay to a difference signal between the left and right stereo audio signals, than to a sum signal of the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20100027800 - Automatic performance optimization for perceptual devices: Systems and methods may be used to modify a controllable stimulus generated by a digital audio device in communication with a human user. An input signal is provided to the digital audio device. In turn, the digital audio device sends a stimulus based on that input signal to the human... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100027801 - Impulse response processing device, reverberation applying device and program: In an impulse response processing device, a waveform dividing part divides a waveform of an original impulse response into a plurality of blocks on a time axis. A time adjusting part performs a time adjustment to reduce a time difference between successive ones of the blocks. A waveform synthesizing part... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100027802 - Method and apparatus for an adaptive gain control unit: A method and apparatus of an adaptive gain control (AGC) unit. The method includes receiving a noisy input signal and determining to utilize a stethoscope in at least one of a noise suppression mode or in amplification mode depending if the noise level is at least one of above or... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100027804 - Noise control device: To provide a noise control device capable of eliminating a possibility that a noise arriving at a control point is increased as compared to a case where the noise control is not performed and capable of reducing the circuit scale thereof. The noise control device according to the present invention... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100027805 - Transfer function estimating device, noise suppressing apparatus and transfer function estimating method: A transfer function estimating device for estimating a transfer function of a sound, includes: a sound receiving module receiving a sound from a given sound source and converting the sound into a tone signal; a storage module storing first transfer functions of the sound propagating from the given sound source... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100027803 - Supra-aural headphone noise reducing: An earphone for a supra-aural noise reducing headphone, with a front cavity that includes a foam portion and an open passageway. The foam portion supplements the volumetric dimension of the passageway to improve passive attenuation.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100027806 - Distributed emitter voice lift system: A system and method of providing sound reinforcement in a classroom, an office, a conference room, an auditorium, or any other suitable venue. The system includes at least one microphone, a receiver, a sound masking signal generator, a system controller, and a plurality of spatially distributed loudspeakers. The microphone detects... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100027807 - Method and apparatus for adjusting audio volume to prevent hearing loss or damage: Techniques and apparatus for limiting a sound pressure level produced by an audio output device driven by an audio player. During play, the audio player monitors the current sound pressure level of the audio output device, and in response thereto limits the sound pressure level by controlling an output level... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100027809 - Method for directing operation of microphone system and electronic apparatus comprising microphone system: The invention provides a method for directing operation of a microphone system. In one embodiment, the microphone system comprises a plurality of component modules. First, a diagnostic test is performed to determine a diagnostic result indicating whether the component modules have failed the diagnostic test. Whether a plurality of required... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100027808 - Sound collection/reproduction method and device: To provide a sound collection system using a plurality of microphones arranged in the proximity to one another and having an excellent directivity for an arbitrary position in the sound field space. A plurality of control points are set around a plurality of sound collecting microphones. A desired response function... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100027810 - Method and device for typing noise removal: A method for reducing keyboard noise in conferencing equipment which includes a microphone and a keyboard, the method including: providing, at a noise reduction apparatus, an audio signal originating from the microphone; detecting, at the noise reduction apparatus, an operation of the keyboard; providing, at the noise reduction apparatus, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100027811 - method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: m

20100027812 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: An apparatus for controlling a volume of an audio signal and method thereof are disclosed, by which a volume of an input signal can be controlled by using a non-linear gain curve and a target volume of the input signal. The present invention includes storing a non-linear gain curve indicating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027813 - Switching audio amplifier, digital speaking device and audio amplification method: A switching audio amplifier adapted in a digital speaking device for driving a speaker is provided. An audio amplification method implemented for the switching audio amplifier is also provided. In the switching audio amplifier, a comparison stage compares an audio input signal with a saw-tooth signal to generate a Pulse... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100027814 - Speaker devices: A speaker device may include a substrate, a membrane above the substrate, and an electrode above the membrane, a plurality of first supporting members, and a plurality of second supporting members. The second chamber is enclosed between the membrane and the substrate, and the first chamber is enclosed between the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100027815 - Acoustic-mechanical vibrating: Acoustic devices that include passive radiators. The passive radiators may include an acoustic drivers. The acoustic device may be hand-held or pocket sized. The passive radiators may provide perceptible mechanical vibration.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100027816 - System and method for reducing baffle vibration: Adjustments to an electro-acoustic transducer may be made to match the performance of a second electro-acoustic transducer such that a net inertial force generated by movement of the electro-acoustic transducers' diaphragms are substantially zero. Adjustments may include adjusting a moving mass of one of the elector-acoustic transducers. Adjustments may include... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100027817 - Controlled leakage omnidirectional electret condenser microphone element: An omnidirectional electret condenser microphone element with improved low frequency background ambient acoustical noise rejection is provided. The omnidirectional electret condenser microphone element includes a plurality of passageways in acoustic series that couple at least one acoustic aperture of the microphone element to an acoustic cavity formed within the microphone... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100027818 - Electronic device and electro-acoustic transducer thereof: The invention provides an electronic device and an electro-acoustic transducer thereof. The electronic device includes a main body and an electro-acoustic transducer carried by the main body. The electro-acoustic transducer includes a first electret diaphragm, a second electret diaphragm and a plate. The first electret diaphragm generates vibrations according to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027819 - method and encoder for combining digital data sets, a decoding method and decoder for such combined digital data sets and a record carrier for storing such combined digital data set: Two digital data sets are combined by equating a first subset of samples to neighboring samples from a second subset which is interleaved with the first subset of samples where the equated samples of the two digital data sets do not correspond in time, and by subsequently adding corresponding samples... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100027820 - Hearing aid with histogram based sound environment classification: The present invention relates to an alternative method of classifying the sound environment into a number of environmental classes, such as speech, babble speech, restaurant clatter music, traffic noise, etc., based on signal level histogram values in a number of frequency bands.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100027821 - Hearing aid and method for operating a hearing aid: The invention relates to a method for a hearing aid wearer to actively operate a hearing aid. A signal processing section of the hearing aid has a demixing module for separating audio signals and a postprocessor module which sets up a hold mode of operation for the hearing aid. An... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100027822 - Loss protection system for hearing aid devices: The miniaturization and wearing comfort of hearing aid devices increasingly runs the risks of a hearing aid device worn on or in the ear of a user getting lost without user realizing. The invention relates to a hearing aid device system comprising a first and a second hearing aid device... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100027823 - Hearing aid having an occlusion reduction unit and method for occlusion reduction: e

20100027824 - Ear module for a personal sound system: An ear module, which can be selectively worn on either left or right ear, comprises an interior lobe, adapted to fit within the concha, comprising a speaker and a compressive member/cover assembly. The compressive member/cover assembly is positionable, typically rotatable, relative to the remainder of the inner lobe between left... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100027825 - Ear mold for a hearing device: In one aspect an ear mold for a hearing device is provided. The ear mol includes an opening for accommodating a snap-on element arranged on a receiver or a sound tube, with the opening being lined with a hard layer. A device having a receiver or a sound tube and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100027826 - Manufacturing method of paper making part for loudspeaker, paper making part for loudspeaker, diaphragm for loudspeaker, sub cone for loudspeaker, dust cap for loudspeaker and loudspeaker: A manufacturing method of a paper making part for a loudspeaker has freedom of adjusting a characteristic and a sound quality, and has a higher productivity. Accordingly, a fibrillating step of a paper making material is achieved by an explosive crushing step. Alternatively, the step is achieved by a mixing... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100027827 - Speaker system: An object of the present invention is to provide a speaker system in which a woofer and a group of tweeters are substantially coaxially arranged, and sound waves emitted from the woofer and sound waves emitted from the tweeter are less likely to interfere with each other in at least... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100027829 - Circuit arrangement for a sound reproducer with linearized sound transmission:

20100027828 - Loudspeaker slotted duct port: Provided herein is a loudspeaker system utilizing one or more ducted slot ports. In various embodiments, a ducted slot port may incorporate an acoustic low pass filter, such as a bend in the airflow path, to control midrange leakage. A ducted slot port may also minimize standing waves within the... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC

20100027830 - Chip-scaled mems microphone package: An MEMS microphone package includes a circuit board and an MEMS microphone chip. The MEMS microphone chip, mounted on the circuit board, includes a substrate, an MEMS transducer formed on the substrate, and a readout circuit also formed on the substrate. The MEMS transducer generates a sound signal according to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100027831 - Headphone cable splitter: A flat, ribbon-like headphone cable having a unitary cable section, a splitter, and two split cable sections for connection to earpieces. The unitary and split cable sections each have substantially flat cross-sections wherein the width is substantially greater than the thickness. The split cable sections are oriented such that their... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20100027832 - Audio output control device, audio output control method, and program: The control device 10 takes a picture of an area in front of an advertisement display surface by means of a camera 50, detects a person photographed in the image captured by the imaging unit as a target, adjusts the audio output direction of the super-directional speaker 40 to the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100027833 - Speaker unit: In the speaker device, a casing and a magnetic circuit are arranged to confront each other, and a vibration body is arranged between them. The outer circumferential part of the vibration body is supported by the casing. A supporting member passes through the inside of the vibrating body and extends... Agent: Young & Thompson

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