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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100074449 - Recorder and recording method: A recorder can record multichannel audio signals by switching one of multiple types of microphones to another. The microphones include first and second types of microphones for first and second numbers of channels. One of the first and second types is removable from and attachable to the recorder. The recorder... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100074450 - System for adjusting playing volume automatically and method for the same: A system for adjusting playing volume automatically according to ambient sound and a method for the same are provided. The system includes a volume sensing unit, a volume adjustment database, a time data unit, an audio frequency module, and a volume control unit. The volume sensing unit detects for a... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100074451 - Acoustic sealing analysis system: A test signal emitted by an earpiece is compared against the acoustic signal to determine if a sealing section of the earpiece is sealed properly. The degree of acoustic sealing is used to adjust the attenuation level of a sealing section of the earpiece or alert the user that the... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20100074452 - Acoustic echo control: Processing requirements for echo cancellation in voice communications are significant and are even more so as the bandwidth of the communication increases. Whilst voice communication occupies a relatively narrow band of frequencies the processing requirements and so forth for wideband communication render echo cancellation difficult to achieve in a cost... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100074453 - Spare tire cover-mounted loudspeaker: A spare wheel well cover includes an electro-acoustic transducer coupled to an opening in the spare wheel well cover. The spare wheel well cover and loudspeaker are arranged to cooperate with a spare wheel well to form an acoustic volume when the spare wheel well cover is secured to the... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100074454 - Mic rubber apparatus for portable electric device: A microphone rubber apparatus mounted on an SMD microphone prepared on a printed circuit board to protect the SMD microphone from an external physical impact and the like in a portable communication device such as a portable terminal and a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The microphone rubber apparatus includes a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100074455 - Use of non-audible band to relay information for echo cancellation in a distributed media system: Particular embodiments provide for attenuating one or more microphone signals in a teleconferencing system upon detecting a non-audible signal. A far end voice signal is received from a sound source. A non-audible signal is added to the far end voice signal to create a composite signal, which is provided to... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20100074456 - System for adjusting playing volume according to predetermined time and method for the same: A system for adjusting playing volume according to a predetermined time and a method for the same are provided. The system includes a time data unit, a volume adjustment database, a volume control unit, and an audio frequency module. The time data unit generates a current time data. The volume... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100074457 - Sound reproducing system with superimposed digital signal: The invention provides a Hi-fi sound system for the digital transfer of sound information from a digital signal source (2) to one or several loudspeaker enclosures with integrated amplifiers is described. The system includes a control unit (4) that superimposes a digital signal corresponding to the sound information for all... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20100074458 - Structure of mems electroacoustic transducer and fabricating method thereof: A structure of a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) electroacoustic transducer includes a substrate, a diaphragm, a silicon material layer, and a conductive pattern. The substrate includes an MEMS device region. The diaphragm has openings, and is disposed in the MEMS device region. A first cavity is formed between the diaphragm and... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100074459 - Piezoelectric microspeaker and method of fabricating the same: Provided are a piezoelectric microspeaker and a method of fabricating the same. In the piezoelectric microspeaker, a diaphragm includes a first region and a second region. The first region may be formed of a material capable of maximizing an exciting force, and the second region may be formed of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100074460 - Self-steering directional hearing aid and method of operation thereof: A hearing aid and a method of enhancing sound. In one embodiment, the hearing aid includes: (1) a direction sensor configured to produce data for determining a direction in which attention of a user is directed, (2) microphones to provide output signals indicative of sound received at the user from... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20100074461 - Antennas for hearing aids: An antenna configured in a hybrid circuit provides a compact design for a hearing aid to communicate wirelessly with a system external to the hearing aid. In an embodiment, an antenna includes metallic traces in a hybrid circuit that is configured for use in a hearing aid. The antenna includes... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100074462 - Headset and method of using the same: A headset includes a main body, an earpiece formed on a side of the main body, a holder connecting part formed on another side of the main body, a coupling member that is coupled to the holder to support the holder on the holder connecting part, and an elastic member... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100074463 - Material for speaker device and a speaker device using it: A material for improving the sound pressure level at the bass reproduction limit of the present invention is composed of an activated carbon having a cumulative pore volume of 0.4 ml/g or more for the pores each having a radius of 50 angstroms or less. Preferably, this activated carbon has... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100067707 - Right/left detection in hearing aids: In a hearing aid system having a first hearing aid and a second hearing aid for providing binaural hearing assistance to a user, the hearing aid for providing hearing assistance to the left ear can easily be confused with the hearing aid for providing hearing assistance to the right ear.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100067709 - Loudness measurement with spectral modifications: The perceived loudness of an audio signal is measured by modifying a spectral representation of an audio signal as a function of a reference spectral shape so that the spectral representation of the audio signal conforms more closely to the reference spectral shape, and determining the perceived loudness of the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.

20100067708 - System and method for automatically updating presence information based on sound detection: A system, method and computer program that utilizes sound detection circuitry to automatically update presence information associated with portable electronic equipment. Aspects of the present invention provide reliable presence information regarding the availability of the user based on sounds detected at or near the electronic equipment.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100067710 - Noise spectrum tracking in noisy acoustical signals: The invention relates to a method of estimating noise power spectral density PSD in an input sound signal comprising a noise signal part and a target signal part. The invention further relates to a system to its use. The object of the present invention is to provide a scheme for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100067711 - Method and system for manufacturing a hearing device with a customized feature set: The method for manufacturing a hearing device, which hearing device includes at least one programmable processor, includes the steps of a) providing a set of software members, b) selecting a subset of said set, and c) creating an image of said subset, which is executable in said at least one... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100067712 - Echo cancelling device, signal processing device and method thereof, and program: An echo cancelling device includes a filter-coefficient polarity inverter configured to invert the polarity of a filter coefficient at intervals of a predetermined frame length, an adaptive filter configured to estimate a signal to be inputted from an unknown system by multiplying a signal to be outputted from a speaker... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100067713 - Method for hearing protecting and hearing protection system: There is proposed a method and system for hearing protecting individuals, especially musicians. Thereby, such an individual is equipped with a hearing device (3, 5), the attenuation of acoustical signals impinging on such hearing device to signals transmitted towards the ear drum (8) is adjustable. There is provided a remote... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100067714 - Headphones switchable to a sound box mode of operation: A set of headphones switchable to a sound box mode of operation comprises two ear shells each of which has a speaker. An inner chamber of each ear shell is configured with a transmission line of Helmholtz resonance. A vent aperture of the transmission line is located on an outer... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100067715 - Combined lighting fixture & sound unit powered by the same electric wiring: To automate all of the lighting fixtures in the home using this system, a simple program on a laptop is provided to control every light fixture in the house to set up a lighting scheme. This provides the ability to have complete home lighting automation without any special wiring or... Agent: Ezra Sutton & Associates, P.A.

20100067716 - Signal processing device, signal processing method, and sound emitting system: A signal processing device for supplying sound signals to a first speaker for emitting a sound on a low-pitched sound side and a second speaker for emitting a sound on a high-pitched sound side higher than the low-pitched sound side, includes a control portion that controls a characteristic of the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100067717 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed are a circuit device which prevents an over-output of an audio signal in a certain band, a processing method of an audio signal, an image processing apparatus including the same and a control method thereof The image processing apparatus including: an image processor which processes an image signal; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100067718 - Modifications of audio communications in an online environment: A system and method to modify audio communications in an online environment and, in particular, to modifying audio communications using one or more parameters. The system includes a module configured to detect one or more parameters applicable to an incoming audio communication and a weighing engine configured to weigh the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100067719 - Device for actuating a membrane and a vehicle comprising a device for actuating a membrane: The invention refers to a device (3) for actuating a membrane arranged in an opening to a space, and a vehicle having such a device. The membrane (1) has a first surface (1′) and a second opposite surface (1″), and is limited by an edge area. The device includes a... Agent: Clark Hill, P.C.

20100067720 - Speaker devices and methods of making the same: A speaker device including a transparent speaker and a light source module is provided. The transparent speaker is thin, soft, and has a low driving voltage. Light is emitted from a front side of the speaker panel, and transmitted in the same direction as the sound. Thus, the light is... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100067721 - Hearing device and operation of a hearing device with frequency transposition: The invention specifies a method for the operation of a hearing device and an associated hearing device with at least two omnidirectional microphones emitting microphone signals. Said microphones are connected electrically to one another in order to form a signal with directional characteristic. Signal components of the signal with directional... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100067722 - Hearing instrument with user interface: A hearing instrument includes a microphone for converting sound into an electric audio signal, a signal processor unit coupled to the microphone, the signal processor unit configured for operating in a plurality of states that include at least a first state and a second state, wherein the signal processor unit... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100067723 - User interface for a communications device: A body worn communications device for communicating with a head-worn listening device, the communications device being adapted for receiving a multitude of audio signals and for transmitting at least one audio signal selected among the multitude of audio signals to the listening device, the communications device having a number of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100067724 - Molded pull string for custom hearing instruments: A pull string for a hearing instrument may be attached to an anchor positioned on the inside wall of the hearing instrument shell. Collision detection may be utilized to determine a location for the anchor and the pull string.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100067725 - Connector for hearing assistance device having reduced mechanical feedback: An electronic hearing aid apparatus comprises a first component, a second component and a cable assembly for electrically connecting the first component to the second component. The first component includes a vibration sensor generating a vibration signal based on sensed acoustic vibrations, electronics for processing and amplifying the vibration signal... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100067726 - Speaker system and speaker driving method: A speaker system includes: a display panel having a display screen; a structure having a plate part functioning as an acoustic diaphragm located outside of a perimeter of the display screen and being supported by the display panel; and an actuator attached to the structure so that a displacement direction... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100067727 - Noise cancelling microphone with wind shield: Various exemplary embodiments are a noise-cancelling microphone housing including a body and a round wind shield member having a round depression in the end facing away from the body. The body is sized such that at least one microphone element will fit inside. The wind shield member is positioned such... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20100067728 - Microelectromechanical system microphone structure and microelectromechanical system microphone package structure: A microelectromechanical system microphone structure including a substrate, a first device and at least one second device is provided. The first device is disposed on the substrate and including a first upper electrode and a first lower electrode disposed between the first upper electrode and the substrate. The second device... Agent: J C Patents

20100067729 - Sing-along stand with performance interface configured to display a music storage/playback device: A microphone speaker system includes a base having a speaker, a stand extending between a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to the base, a performance interface coupled to the second end of the stand, and a microphone support coupled to the performance interface. The performance... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert. P.A.

20100067730 - Apparatus for outputting sound comprising multiple receivers and a common output channel: A receiver or loudspeaker having a plurality of sound generators each having a housing and a sound output. An oblong channel is formed by a channel-forming element and parts of the housings. The sound outputs are positioned on one side of a middle of the channel and a outlet of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100067731 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker comprising a housing provided with a magnet unit that generates a magnetic field, and a membrane which is mounted in a frame and which is provided with an electrical conductor arranged in a pattern on the membrane, which membrane is positioned in the magnetic field in such a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100067732 - Acoustic transducer unit: An acoustic transducer unit includes a first member having a recess, and a plate-like second member having main surfaces. The second member is bonded to the first member so as to cover the recess and form a housing. A microphone element, which is an acoustic transducer, is accommodated in an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100067733 - Speaker: A speaker includes a box-shaped enclosure, a speaker unit and a sounding board. A pair of side plates, a bottom plate, a top plate, a back plate and a baffle are assembled into the enclosure. The speaker unit is attached to an opening portion of the baffle. The sounding board... Agent: The Nath Law Group

03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100061558 - Apparatus, method and computer program for providing a set of spatial cues on the basis of a microphone signal and apparatus for providing a two-channel audio signal and a set of spatial cues: An apparatus for providing a set of spatial cues associated with an upmix audio signal having more than two channels on the basis of a two-channel microphone signal has a signal analyzer and a spatial side information generator. The signal analyzer is configured to obtain a component energy information and... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100061559 - Microphone having a three-pin socket and a usb socket: A microphone comprises a three-pin socket, a first USB socket and a USB adapter. The first USB socket is fixed within the three-pin socket. The three-pin socket comprises an inserted block and three pins. The three pins are fixed on the inserted block. The first USB socket is embedded in... Agent: Yh Chan

20100061560 - Automatic adjustments of audio alert characteristics of an alert device using ambient noise levels: The automatic adjustment of audio alert characteristics of an alert device using ambient noise levels is described. In one aspect of the invention, a machine-readable medium has executable instructions to cause a machine to perform a method to receive an audio sample of ambient noise and adjust a characteristic of... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100061561 - Method for performance measurement and optimization of sound systems using a sliding band integration curve: A method for performance measurement and optimization of sound systems using electroacoustic measurements and a sliding band integration curve. Nearfield and spatially and temporally averaged broadband farfield responses are measured, averaged over a distinct set of frequencies, level matched, and weighted using a frequency-dependent ratio. The two curves are then... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100061563 - Entertainment system and earphone: There is provided an entertainment system comprising at least one seat, an electronic unit (100) for active noise reduction in the seat and at least one headphone (300). The headphone has an electro-acoustic reproduction transducer (310), a microphone (330) for recording interference signals and an adjusting unit (320) having an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100061562 - Shielded communication transducer: A system and method for detecting a sound originating from a body and enhancing signal-to-noise ratio with respect to noise originated outside the body is disclosed. The system comprises a light source for producing a quasi-monochromatic, spatially-coherent light beam; and interferometer for interfering alight beam originated from the source, incident... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100061564 - Ambient noise reduction system: An adaptive, feed-forward, ambient noise-reduction system includes a reference microphone for generating first electrical signals representing incoming ambient noise, and a connection path including a circuit for inverting these signals and applying them to a loudspeaker directed into the ear of a user. The system also includes an error microphone... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100061565 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a jack, a noise-canceling adjustment section, a signal superposition section, an inter-device universal communication bus, and a control section. The jack is connectable with a plug of a headphone including a microphone, outputs a first signal to the headphone, and inputs a second signal from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100061566 - Apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof: An apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof are disclosed, by which a local dynamic range of an audio signal can be adaptively normalized as well as a maximum dynamic range of the audio signal. The present invention includes receiving a signal, by an audio processing apparatus; computing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100061567 - Method and apparatus for providing an audio signal for an event: A method and apparatus for providing an audio signal for an event at a venue are disclosed. For example, the method authorizes a customer endpoint device, wherein the authorizing enables the customer endpoint device to decode the audio signal for the event. The method transmits the audio signal for the... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Wt

20100061568 - Signal processing using spatial filter: A device and method processing microphone signals from at least two microphones is presented. A first beamformer processes the signals from the microphones and provides a first beamformed signal. A power estimator processes the signals from the microphones and the first beamformed signal from the first beamformer in order to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100061569 - Image display device, projector, control method, and information storage medium: An image display apparatus includes: an image information input section; an image display section for displaying an image corresponding to the image information; a first sound input section adapted to input a first sound signal; a first sound amplification section adapted to amplify the first sound signal to generate a... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100061570 - Communication device: A communication device includes a circuit board including a plurality of contact pads and a microphone. The microphone includes a cell, a cylindrical cap contoured to define a receiving space receiving the cell, a protecting ring extending along a periphery of a bottom portion of the cylindrical cap, and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100061571 - Directional sound generating apparatus and directional speaker array including the same: A directional sound generating apparatus and a directional speaker array including the same are disclosed. The directional sound generating apparatus includes a sound transducer, a reflection plate which is located behind the sound transducer, and a blocking plate which is provided between a front portion and a back portion of... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100061572 - Capacitve sound transducer having a perforated attenuation disk: A capacitive sound transducer provided with a perforated attenuation disk. The invention further relates to a capacitive sound transducer and a condenser microphone having such a sound transducer. The sound transducer comprises a diaphragm and a counterelectrode which is disposed at a short distance from the diaphragm and provided with... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20100061573 - Piezoelectric acoustic transducer: A piezoelectric type loudspeaker, which achieves both space-saving and high sound quality without increasing the number of parts, is provided. In order to achieve this, the present invention includes: a piezoelectric element constructed of a piezoelectric material interposed between two surface electrodes; and a diaphragm of which at least one... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100061575 - Apparatus for reproduction of stereo sound: Apparatus for reproducing stereo sound having a housing (1, 25) defining an at least partially enclosed space. A first transducer (7) or pair of transducers (28, 29) is provided and arranged to reproduce one, both or the sum of two audio signals. A pair of transducers (10, 32) is also... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100061574 - Audio system and sound field controller: An audio system comprises three or more loudspeaker units and a source of four or more audio channels, each loudspeaker unit comprising a monopole loudspeaker and a dipole loudspeaker, or a pistonically driven diaphragm loudspeaker and a resonant panel loudspeaker. The system may be arranged such that, for any position... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100061576 - Amplification circuit and hearing aid: Certain embodiments of the present technology provide improved amplification circuits and hearing aids that can utilize such amplification circuits. In an embodiment, for example, an amplification circuit includes: a first sub circuit configured to create a voltage drop when a supply voltage is above a first voltage; and a second... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100061577 - Electromagnetic interference shields with piezos: Methods and apparatus for improving the acoustical performance associated with a speaker, such as a piezoelectric speaker, are disclosed. According to one aspect, an apparatus includes a substrate, a can mounted on the substrate, and a piezoelectric speaker arrangement. The piezoelectric speaker arrangement is at least partially mounted on the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20100061578 - Portable electronic apparatus: A portable electronic apparatus including a case, a speaker, a sound box cover, a first circuit board and a second circuit board is provided. The case has a sound hole and a plurality of limiting portions disposed around the sound hole. The speaker corresponding to the sound hole is disposed... Agent: J C Patents

20100061579 - Communication eyewear assembly: A frame assembly is worn by a wearer to maintain at least one substantially transparent eye panel in a generally shielding position in front of the wearer's eyes. A processor receives an incoming audio signal and wirelessly transmits the incoming audio signal to at least one earpiece which audibly communicates... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.

20100061582 - Earphone device, sound tube forming a part of earphone device and sound generating apparatus: An insert earphone device includes an electro-acoustic device, an inserting body, a sound tube connected between the electro-acoustic device and the inserting body and an active valve unit provided on the sound tube, the sound tube is formed with a sound propagation path open at both ends thereof to the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100061583 - Earset assembly: A wired or wireless earset assembly comprises an earset housing having a curved portion configured to fit to the top of an ear, a speaker driver contained in a speaker housing, a flexible tube having a first extension so as to be coupled with at least a part of the... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100061581 - Sound producing device: A sound producing device comprising a sound producing member adapted to fit at an entrance of an ear canal of a user's ear, and a hooking member pivotable about the sound producing member between a first configuration wherein the hooking member is hooked to the user's ear, and a second... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20100061580 - Vented in-the-ear headphone: A vented tip for in-the-ear headphones has a core portion to be mounted to a sound output tube of an in-the-ear earphone and a flange portion extending outward from and surrounding the core portion. The vented tip has a) an outer portion formed in the flange portion that is to... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100061584 - Compact housing for portable electronic device with internal speaker: Improved approaches for providing a speaker within a housing of a portable electronic device are disclosed. The housing of the portable electronic device can be compact, such as a low profile housing. In one embodiment, an acoustic chamber for a speaker can be formed internal to a housing for a... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100054483 - Acoustic image localization apparatus, acoustic image localization system, and acoustic image localization method, program and integrated circuit: An acoustic image localization apparatus according to the present invention that outputs sound from a plurality of speakers so as to localize an acoustic image at a predetermined position on a space as viewed from a listener, the acoustic image localization apparatus comprising: amplitude characteristic adjusting means for adjusting an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100054482 - Interaural time delay restoration system and method: An apparatus for processing audio data comprising an interaural time delay correction factor unit for receiving a plurality of channels of audio data and generating an interaural time delay correction factor. An interaural time delay correction factor insertion unit for modifying the plurality of channels of audio data as a... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20100054484 - Sound system and method of sound reproduction: A sound reproduction system comprises a left and right speakers located in close proximity, and a sound processor which provides audio signals to the pair of speakers. The sound processor preferably derives a cancellation signal from the difference between the left and right channels. The resulting difference signal is scaled,... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP

20100054485 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method for processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes obtaining a plural-channel audio signal including a speech component signal and other component signals, obtaining gain of the audio signal, obtaining modification strength parameter determining the strength of the modification of the speech component signal, modifying the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100054486 - Method and system for output device protection in an audio codec: Aspects of a method and system for output device protection in an audio CODEC are provided. A hardware audio CODEC comprising one or more equalizers may measure strength of one or more frequency bands of an audio signal. Gain settings for the equalizers may be determined utilizing, for example, one... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100054487 - Sound insulating device: A sound insulating device used to carry out audio testing of a mobile phone is provided. The sound insulating device includes a sound speaker, a sound receiver, a clamping platform clamping the mobile phone thereon and a sound insulating chamber. The sound insulating chamber receives the sound speaker and the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100054488 - Apparatus for testing hearing aid batteries: A caddy for testing hearing aid batteries, including a battery test unit having a battery receiver, a battery test mechanism, and an indicator mechanism displaying the capacity of the battery tested. The caddy further includes a storage compartment for storing hearing aid batteries, and an optional flashlight for assisting with... Agent: Joseph Curtis Edmondson

20100054489 - Dereverberation system and dereverberation method: Provided is a dereverberation system or the like which copes with an arbitrary condition flexibly and is capable of recognizing a sound or a sound source signal. According to the dereverberation system, an inverse filter (h) is set by using a pseudo-inverse matrix (R+) of a non-square matrix (R) as... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100054490 - Audio noise cancellation system: System including signal processor in communication with sound detector and with sound-emitting device. Sound detector and sound-emitting device are in audio communication with occupant compartment. Signal processor is configured for receiving input signal from sound detector being indicative of background audio noise in occupant compartment, and for causing sound-emitting device... Agent: Jay M. Brown

20100054491 - Noise-canceling headset for a child: A headset for use by a child, such as an infant or small child. The headset includes a front headband sized and shaped to fit over a front portion of the head of the child and a rear headband sized and shaped to fit over a rear portion of the... Agent: Michael L. Diaz Diaz And Associates

20100054493 - Accessory controller for electronic devices: Accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A headset may be provided with a button controller assembly that has user-actuated buttons. The button controller assembly may be formed of housing portions that float with respect to each other. Plastic engagement structures may limit the amount of unimpeded travel... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100054492 - Leak-tolerant earspeakers, related portable electronic devices and methods of operating the same: Portable electronic devices are provided including a housing and first and second audio transducers positioned in the housing. The first and second audio transducers are supported by the housing and driven out of phase relative to one another to provide a leak tolerant output from the portable electronic device. Related... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20100054494 - Microphone circuit: A microphone circuit includes a signal generating module, a filtering module, a transmitting module and a switch module. The signal generating module transforms audio signals into electronic signals. The filtering module is connected to the signal generating module to filter the electronic signals sent from the signal generating module. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100054495 - Noise mitigating microphone system and method: A microphone system has a base coupled with first and second microphone apparatuses. The first microphone apparatus is capable of producing a first output signal having a noise component, while the second microphone apparatus is capable of producing a second output signal. The first microphone apparatus may have a first... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100054496 - 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

20100054498 - Method and system for audio level detection and control: In a method and system for audio level detection and control, an amplitude of an audio signal may be compared to a threshold and an attenuation applied to the audio signal may be adjusted based on the comparison. In instances that the amplitude of the audio signal is greater than... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100054497 - Techniques for customizing control of volume level in device playback: User interface signals representing volume change requests are converted to volume control signals using a mapping. The mapping is overridden (modified) within a given time interval after starting (which includes resuming) playback. During this interval, the mapping for volume decreases is modified so that the resulting volume decreases are accelerated... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100054499 - Apparatus and method for controlling audio output, and mobile terminal system using the same: An audio output controlling apparatus and method, and a mobile terminal system using the same control settings of an audio out port according to whether an audio frame includes an audio signal. The audio output controlling method includes receiving an audio frame, determining whether an audio signal is included in... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100054500 - Audio device and audio input/output method: An audio device and an audio input/output method are described, which is coupled to an audio port, and includes a capacitor, a load, an output amplifying module, and an input amplifying module. The capacitor and the load are coupled to the audio port. The output amplifying module is operated at... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100054501 - Face plate, vibration speaker having face plate, and portable terminal including the same: A vibration speaker with facial plate has developed for delivering sound in a form of vibrational movement to a user's skin. The vibration speaker includes a voice coil to generate a magnetic force in response to application of a sound signal from an exterior, a magnet having a predetermined magnetic... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20100054502 - Thermal sound generating device: A thermoacoustic generating apparatus (1) is for generating acoustic waves by temperature modulation of solids, and is provided with: a thermoelement layer (12); a first electrode layer (11), laminated on one surface of the thermoelement layer; and a second electrode layer (13), laminated on the other surface of the thermoelement... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100054504 - Thermoacoustic device: A thermoacoustic device. The thermoacoustic includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure is at least partly in contact with a liquid medium. The thermoacoustic device is capable of causing a thermoacoustic effect in the liquid medium.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100054503 - Ultrasonic thermoacoustic device: An ultrasonic acoustic device includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure is capable of causing a thermoacoustic effect and generating ultrasonic sound wave in liquid medium.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100054505 - Film speaker: A film speaker includes at least one connecting pole, at least one piezoelectric film forming an empty cavity and an conductive layer coated on the piezoelectric film. The connecting pole is electrically connected to the conductive layer.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100054507 - Film speaker: A film speaker is provided. The film speaker includes: a piezoelectric film oscillating by receiving a voltage corresponding to a sound signal from a sound signal supply unit; a plurality of carbon nanotube films formed on both sides of the piezoelectric film; and a plurality of electrodes connected to the... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100054506 - Piezoelectric speaker and electronic apparatus with piezoelectric speaker: Provided is a piezoelectric speaker (40) including: a piezoelectric element (42) that deforms in response to an input signal; a diaphragm (43) that is set in bending motion by the piezoelectric element (42) to generate sound; and a resilient portion (44) that holds at least a part of an outer... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100054508 - Multiple-channel digital sound field wireless earphone device: A digital wireless earphone device with stereo or multiple-channel sound effect automatic detection and switching functions is provided. The multiple-channel digital wireless earphone device uses a signal processing and transmitting device to decode multiple-channel signal sources. After the decoding is completed, the multiple-channel signal sources are concurrently transmitted to a... Agent: J C Patents

20100054509 - Methods and apparatus for reduced distortion balanced armature devices: An example apparatus comprises a drive coil energizable by a drive signal, at least one permanent magnet and at least one magnetic return path element for flux induced by the drive signal, the magnetic return path element, such as a balanced armature, being configured to provide a variable reluctance, so... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100054510 - Preprogrammed hearing assistance device with program selection using a multipurpose control device: A user programmable hearing aid allows a user to select acoustical configuration programs that provide optimum performance for the user. The user may cycle through and evaluate various available programs by operating a single digital rocker switch on the hearing aid housing to switch from one program to the next.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20100054512 - Systems and methods for managing wireless communication links for hearing assistance devices: Various system embodiments comprise a plurality of devices adapted to wirelessly communicate with each other. The plurality of devices includes a battery-operated hearing assistance device adapted to be worn by a person. The hearing aid device includes a signal processing circuitry connected to a microphone and a receiver. At least... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100054511 - Wireless gateway for hearing aid: A remote control unit includes an RF transceiver that complies with a Bluetooth® standard and an RF transmitter that does not comply with the Bluetooth® standard, whereby the remote control unit serves as a wireless gateway between Bluetooth® compliant devices and the hearing aid. The hearing aid can further include... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20100054513 - Hearing aid with an attenuation element: A shielding element and a decoupling element are integrated into a combined attenuation element. The shielding element may be a shielding foil, preferably made of copper. The attenuation element may include a flexible backing foil, preferably a plastic backing foil which supports the shielding foil. It may also include an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100054514 - Electrical circuit, electrical small appliance, in particular a hearing aid, having the electrical circuit, and use of the electrical circuit for producing the electrical small appliance: An electrical circuit has a printed circuit board which is lengthened at the side in the form of at least one longitudinal contact projection having at least one electrical conductor track and a solder point disposed at the end of the conductor track. Because of its mechanical flexibility, the contact... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100054515 - Microphone: There is provided a microphone (1) having a microphone housing (2) and an adaptor ring (4). The adaptor ring serves for connecting a first circular end of a microphone head (5) and a first non-circular end of the microphone housing (2).... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100054516 - Apparatus for reducing background and wind noise to a microphone: An apparatus for reducing background and wind noise to a microphone contained in a microphone casing comprises a clamshell enclosure. The clamshell enclosure has a top piece and a bottom piece held together by a hinge or a plastic membrane, wherein the clamshell enclosure is designed to encapsulate the microphone... Agent: Invent Capture, LLC

20100054517 - Mounting device for mounting a sound pickup device on an object: A mounting device is adapted for mounting a sound pickup device on an object, and includes a mounting unit, a shock absorbing unit, and a coupling unit. The mounting unit includes a mounting member that is adapted to be provided on the object and that has a top side, and... Agent: Hancock Hughey LLP

20100054518 - Head mounted voice communication device with motion control: A hands-free method of controlling a voice communication or music session via a sound terminal by a user employing a headset connected with said terminal. On detecting any of preselected movements, orientations and/or vibrations of the headset, at least one sensor comprised in the headset generates a corresponding signal. This... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100054519 - Audio communication system: An audio producing device includes a receiver for wirelessly receiving a digital audio signal from an audio source device. The audio source device may transmit the digital audio signal at a variable bitrate. A logic device determines whether the bitrate at which the audio signal is received is below a... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100054521 - Electronic device: An electronic device suitable for disposing on a resonating surface is provided. The electronic device has a housing and a resonating speaker. The housing is disposed on the resonating surface. The resonating speaker is assembled onto a bottom of the housing and the resonating speaker contacts the resonating surface.... Agent: J C Patents

20100054520 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker including a bottom plate formed from a material capable of transmitting a magnetic flux. The bottom plate has a bottom portion and a first side portion that is affixed to, and extends upwardly from, the periphery of the bottom portion. A magnet is affixed to, and extends upwardly... Agent: Stephen R. Greiner, Esquire Greiner Law Offices, P.C.

20100054522 - Pivotal speaker tweeter: An adjustable tweeter assembly is provided to allow a tweeter to be directionally oriented to a selected position. The assembly includes a base, a bowl, and a cup, which are nested together so that the bowl is sandwiched between the base and the cup for movement therebetween. The tweeter is... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100054523 - Audio speaker grill mounting system: An audio speaker assembly is provided with a grill which twist locks with the speaker housing for assembly and disassembly. The housing includes a perimeter edge with a plurality of slots and tab retainers. The grill includes a perimeter edge with a plurality of tabs. The tabs of the grill... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100054524 - Speaker device: A speaker device includes a damper allowing high linearity. The speaker device includes a vibration body including a damper and a voice coil bobbin (bobbin), and a magnetic circuit having a plate. The damper has a first member arranged opposite the plate, and a second member projecting on a side... Agent: Young & Thompson

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