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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100104106 - Audio processing apparatus and method of mobile device: An audio processing apparatus and method for a mobile device are provided. The audio processing apparatus and method may appropriately determine sound source localizations corresponding to a voice signal and an audio signal, and thereby may simultaneously provide a voice call service and a multimedia service. Also, the audio processing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100104107 - System and method for reducing volume spike in an electronic device: A system and method for reducing volume spike during switching of audio output devices of an electronic device is provided. The system and method adjusts a volume level of a first audio output device currently adopted by the electronic device for audible output to a muted level, and switches the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100104108 - High intensity calibration device: A calibration device for calibrating a dynamic pressure sensor includes a power/control box and a portable calibration head disposed in electrical communication with the power/control box. The portable calibration head may include a calibration head housing having a housing opening and a speaker provided in the calibration head housing and... Agent: Tung & Associates

20100104109 - Apparatus for preventing leakage of a weak signal from a speaker: An apparatus for preventing leakage of a weak signal from a speaker is provided. The apparatus passes a normal speaker drive signal coming through speaker signal lines and blocks a weak signal generated by the sounds around the speaker, thereby preventing wiretapping the speaker.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100104110 - Noise reduction device and noise reduction system: It includes a microphone for detecting noise emitted from a noise source, a noise controller for generating control sound signal to reduce noise detected by the microphone based on information from the microphone, and a speaker for outputting control sound based on control sound signal from the noise controller, wherein... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100104111 - Audio device: An acoustic system (100) which reproduces sounds on the basis of an external acoustic signal PAS output from a portable acoustic system (500) comprises a power supplying part (170) that is a power supplying means for supplying a power of predetermined voltage to the portable acoustic system (500), a control... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100104112 - Variable noise masking during periods of substantial silence: Methods and systems for masking audio noise are disclosed. One apparatus includes a silence detector configured to detect a period of substantial silence in an audio signal; a masking noise source operably coupled to the silence detector, the masking noise source configured to generate a noise signal in response to... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems Temic Automotive Of North America, Inc.

20100104113 - Noise suppression device and noise suppression method: In a noise suppression device, an audio detector detects presence or absence of audio in an input signal. A first noise spectrum estimator estimates a noise spectrum contained in the input signal based on the input signal and detection result of the audio detector. A second noise spectrum estimator estimates... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100104114 - Timbral correction of audio reproduction systems based on measured decay time or reverberation time: The invention relates to a method and system for use in directly adjusting the timbre of a reproduced audio signal in any closed or partially enclosed space according to the measured reverberation time or other function describing the decay of sound within the space. The measurement of the reverberation time... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100104115 - Micro magnetic speaker device with balanced membrane: A micro magnetic device with a micro magnetic speaker unit having a first element, a second element, and a membrane therebetween. Each of the elements comprises a body, a pole of soft magnetic material, an electrically conductive coil positioned around the pole, and a permanent magnet connected to the membrane.... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100104116 - Flat speaker unit and speaker device therewith: A reliable flat speaker unit and a speaker device with the same are provided herein. A conductive electrode of a vibrating membrane of the speaker unit is disposed on both utmost sides of the speaker unit to isolate the speaker unit from environmental moisture, which can significantly improve the reliance... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100104117 - Constant-beamwidth loudspeaker array: A loudspeaker is provided for receiving an incoming electrical signal and transmitting an acoustical signal that is directional and has a substantially constant beamwidth over a wide frequency range. The loudspeaker may include a curved mounting plate that has curvature over a range of angles. The loudspeaker may include an... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100104119 - Audio output device: An exemplary audio output device includes a microprocessor, a voltage divider, an analog switch and an audio amplifier, which forming a loop circuit, and an audio jack. The audio jack is connected to the microprocessor and the analog switch. The microprocessor is further connected to the audio amplifier. When a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100104118 - Earpiece based binaural sound capturing and playback: Methods and systems of earpiece based binaural sound capturing and playback are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for recording and playback of a binaural sound includes receiving a record command for a binaural sound, and recording electrical data which correspond to the binaural sound captured through an associated binaural... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100104120 - Hearing apparatus with a special situation recognition unit and method for operating a hearing apparatus: A hearing apparatus and particularly a hearing aid intended to be able to recognize acoustic situations more reliably includes a microphone device for picking-up a sound signal, a reception device for picking-up an electrical or electromagnetic signal and a classification device for determining an acoustic situation from the signals of... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100104121 - Low power signal transmission: A low-power implant system. The system includes an implant for implantation into a person, such as a cochlear implant or a middle ear implant. The implant is capable of communicating with a device via transmission of ultra wideband pulses. The device may be adapted to be worn external to the... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100104122 - Method for establishing performance of hearing devices: A method for establishing a performance characteristic of a hearing device (8, . . . , 11) is described. The method comprising the steps of collecting data in relation to the hearing device (8, . . . , 11) and/or its user, identifying characteristics of the hearing device (8, .... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100104123 - Method for adjusting a hearing device and corresponding hearing device: A method for adjusting a hearing device, in particular a hearing aid, to an individual user, includes firstly recording data relating to at least one setting of the hearing device together with direct or indirect temporal information. Thereupon, a period of time during which the at least one setting was/is... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100104124 - Item mounting system: The invention relates to mounting apparatus to allow items, typically audio speakers to be mounted, and be positionable with respect to, a television set or display screen. At least one of a plurality of speakers is adjustable in position with respect to location means of the apparatus and the speakers... Agent: Grady K. Bergen

20100104125 - Headset systems and related methods: In one embodiment, a headset system comprises a headset comprising a body and an earpiece, and a docking station comprising a receiving mechanism sized to receive a portion of the body. The earpiece can be located outside of the receiving mechanism when the portion of the body is coupled to... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100104126 - Tangle resistant audio cord and earphones: An audio cord for personal listening audio devices such as earpieces, resistant to tangling and knotting. The audio cords are constructed using shape memory metal alloys and other alloys that allow the audio cords to recover to their original shape after being deflected.... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20100104127 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker including a bottom plate being formed from a material capable of transmitting a magnetic flux. The bottom plate has a bottom portion, a cylindrical inside portion that extends upwardly from the bottom portion, and a cylindrical outside portion that extends upwardly from the bottom portion and encircles the... Agent: Stephen R. Greiner, Esquire Greiner Law Offices, P.C.

  
04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100098259 - Audio enhancement system: A stereo enhancement system processes the difference signal component generated from a pair of left and right input signals to create a broadened stereo image reproduced through a pair of speakers or through a surround sound system. Processing of the difference signal component occurs through equalization characterized by amplification of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100098258 - System and method for generating multichannel audio with a portable electronic device: An electronic device manipulates a digital video having a video portion and an audio portion to encode the audio portion into a multichannel format. The electronic device may include an audio receiver for receiving the audio portion, and an image analyzer for receiving the video portion and determining at least... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100098260 - Robust pipe-strike pulse detector: A method for discriminating a noise pulse from a background noise in which a signal of interest is converted to an envelope signal using an entropy-based envelope generator, which envelope signal is then integrated over a plurality of consecutive integrative periods, producing an integrated envelope signal for each of the... Agent: Mark E. Fejer Gas Technology Institute

20100098261 - Arrangement and method for determining operational mode of a communication device: A wireless electronic arrangement configured to connect to an earphone arrangement may include a signal generator to generate an electric signal to be sent over the earphone arrangement; a measuring arrangement to make at least one measurement of the electric signal to determine a value indicating a current acoustic impedance... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20100098262 - Method and hearing device for parameter adaptation by determining a speech intelligibility threshold: A method and a hearing device are proposed to adapt at least one hearing device parameter. A first speech intelligibility threshold is determined. The determined first speech intelligibility threshold is compared with a predefinable reference value and is adapted the at least one hearing device parameter on the basis of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100098263 - Active noise reduction adaptive filter leakage adjusting: A method for determining leakage factors or adaptation rates, or both, for adaptive filters in an active noise reduction system. The leakage factor or adaptation rate, or both, may vary depending on a parameter of an input reference signal. The parameter may include one or more of reference signal input... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100098264 - Sports communication system: A communication device is disclosed comprising: an RF receiver circuit for receiving wireless signals from a designated transmitting device; a receiver audio circuit for converting the received wireless signals into audio waveforms; a speaker for converting the audio waveforms into sound information; and a receiver housing for enclosing the speaker,... Agent: Michael Ries

20100098265 - Active noise reduction adaptive filter adaptation rate adjusting: A method for determining leakage factors or adaptation rates, or both, for adaptive filters in an active noise reduction system. The leakage factor or adaptation rate, or both, may vary depending on a parameter of an input reference signal. The parameter may include one or more of reference signal input... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100098266 - Multi-channel audio device: An audio signal enhancement device is provided. The device includes a first and a second microphone, placed as close together as possible, the first and second microphone having receiving surfaces facing in opposing directions. The first and second microphones receive a desired target audio signal originating in the proximity of... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100098267 - Method and apparatus for layered audio: A system and method for providing layered audio which allows a user to selectively and simultaneously listen to multiple audio sources for limited time periods and switch between these layered audio sources. The system allows a user to discernibly listen to two content sources at the same time.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100098268 - High-voltage output amplifier for audio systems: An amplifier circuit having low-voltage transistors and being configured to operate at a high voltage level is provided. The amplifier circuit includes a driver circuit having a first stage and a second stage connected in series between a power supply and a ground. The driver circuit has a control terminal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100098269 - Systems and methods to provide communication, positioning and monitoring of user status: A communication apparatus includes a bone conduction communication apparatus with a housing having a shape which is conformable to at least a portion of at least one tooth of a user; a transceiver mounted in the housing; and a transducer disposed within or upon the housing and in vibratory communication... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100098270 - Systems and methods to provide communication, positioning and monitoring of user status: A communication apparatus includes a bone conduction communication apparatus with a housing having a shape which is conformable to at least a portion of at least one tooth of a user; a transceiver mounted in the housing; and a transducer disposed within or upon the housing and in vibratory communication... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100098271 - Membrane or membrane configuration for an electrodynamic sound transducer, and loudspeaker comprising such a membrane or membrane configuration: A membrane for an electrodynamic sound transducer, particularly a membrane for an AMT loudspeaker, has a meandering shape and is disposed in an air gap between two pole plates. The membrane has a plurality of opposite flanks and a plurality of wave crests and/or wave troughs. In order to avoid... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100098272 - Thermoacoustic device: An apparatus includes an electromagnetic signal device, a medium, and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes one or more drawn carbon nanotube films. The electromagnetic signal device transmits an electromagnetic signal to the carbon nanotube structure. The carbon... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100098273 - Thermoacoustic device: An apparatus, the apparatus includes an electromagnetic signal device; a medium; and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes one or more carbon nanotube films. Each carbon nanotube film includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes substantially parallel to each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100098274 - Method and system for creating three-dimensional spatial audio: A system and method for rendering a virtual sound source using a plurality of speakers in an arbitrary arrangement includes expanding a wave field of the virtual sound source and a composite wave field generated by the plurality of speakers into multi-pole expansions, and equating the multi-pole expansions to each... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100098275 - System and method for generating sound events: A system and method for recording and reproducing three-dimensional sound events using a discretized, integrated macro-micro sound volume for reproducing a 3D acoustical matrix that reproduces sound including natural propagation and reverberation. The system and method may include sound modeling and synthesis that may enable sound to be reproduced as... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100098276 - Hearing apparatus controlled by a perceptive model and corresponding method: A hearing device including a signal processing device for processing an input signal and generating an output signal and a modeling device in which a perceptive model is implemented, in order to generate a psycho-acoustic value for controlling the signal processing device, is provided. Data mapping of the hearing loss,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100098277 - Receiver facility with a moveable receiver: The wearing comfort and acoustics in an external receiver, in particular in a cymba hearing device, are to be improved. A receiver facility with a receiver, which is embodied to convert the electrical signals into acoustic signals, and an earpiece, which adjusts to an auditory canal when the hearing apparatus... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100098280 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a circuit board having a battery affixed thereon and a switch that utilizes a portion of the circuit board as a portion of the switch. The battery is permanently affixed to the circuit board in at least one location and at least a portion of the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100098279 - Hearing apparatus comprising a membrane on the battery compartment interior: A hearing apparatus with a housing including a housing interior is provided. Signal processing components are accommodated in the housing interior. The hearing apparatus includes a battery compartment fastened in or on the housing, which has a battery compartment interior into which a battery is inserted for supplying power to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100098278 - Listening system comprising a charging station with a data memory: A listening system, e.g. a hearing aid system, including a charging station and one or more listening devices, e.g. hearing instruments. The hearing aid system includes a) a hearing instrument including a rechargeable battery for energizing the hearing instrument, and a volatile data memory, wherein basic data for the configuration... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100098281 - Sealing retainer for extended wear hearing devices: An embodiment provides a seal for retaining a hearing device within the ear canal comprising a curved shell having an opening at a shell apex portion. The shell defines a cavity for retention of a device component. An interior surface of a shell wall has a scalloped shape configured to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100098282 - Variable directional microphone unit and variable directional microphone: A variable directional microphone unit includes two capacitor elements. Each of the two capacitor elements has: a back plate formed on one side of an insulating plate to be insulated from a back plate of the other capacitor element; and a vibrating plate disposed to face the back plate with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100098283 - Microphone: A microphone which does not need a hanger plate structure is provided. A conductive hanger knob is provided at the back of the rear case of a microphone case. The hanger knob has three layers of a conductive shaft part, an insulator part and a conductive bolt part in the... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20100098284 - Apparatus and method for reducing crosstalk within a microphone: A microphone is provided. The microphone has a housing; a back plate positioned within the housing; a die positioned within the housing and coupled to a circuit board having conductive traces; and a conductive layer positioned between the die and the back plate, wherein the conductive layer mitigates coupling of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100098285 - Headset: A headset comprising a body portion including a microphone section, a receiver section, a battery section and a wireless communication section, all provided in a case having a substantially flat surface, and a projecting portion projecting from the substantially flat surface, is arranged such that the ear pad of the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100098286 - Earphone facility with vibration-isolated earphone: An earphone facility is proposed to reduce feedback in hearing devices with an external earphone. The earphone facility includes an earphone, which is embodied to convert electrical signals, and an earpiece, which lies snugly against the auditory canal when the earphone facility is being worn. A stem is attached to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

  
04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100091997 - Integrated vehicle audio system: A loudspeaker, amplifier, media source, user interface, and mechanical interface are all contained in a single unit. The unit has a first portion configured to mount in a vehicle radio mounting location and a second portion configured to extend significantly outside the vehicle radio mounting location.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100091998 - Image capturing apparatus: The use of sound signals from sounds collected by four non-directional sound collectors facilitates calculation for generating surround sound signals, for example, when multi-channel surround sound signals are generated, and prevents the size of the entire apparatus from increasing. Surround sound signals are generated from sound signals of sounds collected... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100091999 - System and method of limiting exposure to acoustic noise: A simulation system incorporates an audio output port to which a user's headset can be coupled. The headset incorporates an output transducer. The system includes a limiter of audio output energy which automatically limits the audio output energy which is coupled to the output transducer to a predetermined maximum dosage... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100092000 - Apparatus and method for noise estimation, and noise reduction apparatus employing the same: Provided are an apparatus and method for estimating noise and a noise reduction apparatus employing the same. The noise estimation apparatus estimates noise by blocking audio signals from a direction of a target sound source from received audio signals, and compensating for distortions from directivity gains of a target sound... Agent: Andrew F. Bodendorf

20100092001 - Coupler for open fitting hearing aid measurements: In a system and method for open fitting hearing aid frequency response sound measurements, a test space is provided having located therein a sound source, a hearing aid with a microphone, and an open fit receiver. An acoustic shield is provided and within the acoustic shield an ear simulator coupler... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100092002 - Sound field reproducing device and sound field reproducing method: The sound field reproducing apparatus includes: a signal obtaining unit which obtains input audio signals of plural channels; an effect adding unit which gives an effect on an output to a sound field; and an effect amount control unit which controls an amount of the effect based on a characteristic... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100092003 - Integrating acoustic echo cancellation as a subsystem into an existing videoconference and telepresence system: The present invention is embodied in a computer-readable program in a computer-readable medium for upgrading a video conference system, the computer-readable program comprising acoustic echo canceling control software having an application programming interface. The acoustic echo canceling control software is implemented on a computer system that operates the video conference... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100092004 - Loudspeaker device: The loudspeaker device according to the present invention comprises a loudspeaker; a feedforward processing section for performing feedforward processing on an electric signal to be inputted to the loudspeaker based on a preset filter coefficient so that non-linear distortion which occurs from the loudspeaker is removed; and a feedback processing... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100092005 - Multidirectional multisound information system: Exemplary embodiments provide an information system adapted to focus a plurality of audio messages to a plurality of different locations. As a consumer passes a display, their attention is attracted based on the series of messages. Further, a consumer can obtain more and different information as they change their position.... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100092006 - Ducting sound: A sound reproduction system in a vehicle includes an acoustic package including an electroacoustic transducer and a sound duct that carries the sound from the electroacoustic transducer. The sound duct carries the sound to an outlet at a location in the vehicle at which radiated sound efficiently drives selected audio... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100092007 - Dynamic switching of microphone inputs for identification of a direction of a source of speech sounds: This disclosure describes techniques of automatically identifying a direction of a speech source relative to an array of directional microphones using audio streams from some or all of the directional microphones. Whether the direction of the speech source is identified using audio streams from some of the directional microphones or... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20100092008 - Apparatus for processing a mix signal and method thereof: A method and apparatus for processing a signal, and more particularly, to an apparatus for processing a mix signal and method thereof are disclosed, by which a mix signal such as an audio signal and a video signal can be encoded/decoded. The present invention includes receiving at least one of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100092009 - Audio output device: An amplification circuit amplifies an input signal. A signal detecting circuit detects whether the input signal is in a signal present state or in a signal absent state. A period detecting circuit detects a signal present duration for which the signal detecting circuit detects that the input signal is in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100092010 - Method and electronic device for driving a capacitance electro-acoustic transducer: An electronic device includes a capacitance electro-acoustic transducer and an audio driver. The audio driver is coupled to the capacitance electro-acoustic transducer. The audio driver includes a high-voltage amplifier for receiving an input audio signal and for transforming the input audio signal into an output audio signal to drive the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100092011 - Membrane for an electroacoustic transducer and acoustic device: A membrane for an electroacoustic transducer is disclosed, wherein said membrane (201) comprises a rigid membrane portion (202) having an edge (203); a flexible membrane portion (204) being connected to the rigid membrane portion (202) along the edge (203); wherein an exterior surface (205) of the flexible membrane portion (204)... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100092012 - Electro-acoustic transducer: An electro-acoustic transducer is disclosed. The electro-acoustic transducer includes an electret diaphragm, an orifice plate and a plurality of dividing structures. The dividing structures, disposed between the electret diaphragm and the orifice plate, are cross-shaped. Each of the dividing structures includes two extending portions intersecting with each other.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100092013 - Electro-acoustic transducer: An electro-acoustic transducer is disclosed. The electro-acoustic transducer includes an electret diaphragm, an orifice plate and a plurality of dividing structures. Each of the dividing structures, disposed between the electret diaphragm and the orifice plate, includes at least one main portion, and the number of the main portion is a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100092014 - Apparatus and method for generating a number of loudspeaker signals for a loudspeaker array which defines a reproduction space: An apparatus for generating a number of loudspeaker signals for a loudspeaker array defining a reproduction space includes a prestage configured to generate a plurality of output audio signals while using one or more audio signals associated with one or more virtual positions, each output audio signal being associated to... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100092015 - Stereo system and speakers for a watercraft: A speaker and stereo system for a watercraft are disclosed. The stereo system includes an amplifier sized and adapted to fit within an internal compartment of the watercraft, and having a power input that connects to a battery of the watercraft for power. The amplifier further includes a control input,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100092016 - Behind-the-ear hearing aid whose microphone is set in an entrance of ear canal: There is provided a behind-the-ear hearing aid that makes it easy for a hearing aid wearer to estimate a position of a sound source with respect to a front-back direction and that enables an increase in aesthetic property when the hearing aid is worn. A behind-the-ear hearing aid of the... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100092017 - Hearing system and method for operating the same: The hearing system (2) comprises a storage unit (11), which comprises location-related data, which are data related to the hearing system's current location. This way, it is possible to provide that the function of the hearing system (2) changes in dependence of the location the hearing system is in. In... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100092018 - 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 scene, a method for adjusting a hearing device, in which one of several possible hearing programs can be selected in order to adjust to a momentary acoustic scene, the method comprising the steps of detecting a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100092019 - Waveguide electroacoustical transducing: where l is the effective length of said waveguide and n is a positive integer. The product of a first set of alternating segments is greater than the product of a second set of alternating segments, in one embodiment, by a factor of three. In a third aspect of the... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100092020 - Microphone having multiple transducer elements: A microphone is provided. The microphone has a housing; an acoustic port located in the housing; a substrate coupled with the housing; an integrated circuit positioned onto the substrate; and two or more MEMS transducers mounted on the substrate wherein the transducers are connected in parallel.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100092021 - Implantable microphone for an implantable hearing prosthesis: An implantable microphone for a hearing prosthesis. The microphone comprises: a housing having a diaphragm chamber formed therein, and an aperture extending from the exterior surface of the housing to the chamber; a diaphragm disposed on the exterior of the housing so as to seal the aperture, and configured to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100092022 - Portable computer speaker grill structures: Portable computer structures are provided. The portable computer structures may include speaker grill structures. A speaker grill structure may be formed by creating an array of small holes (perforations) in a portable computer housing structure such as a planar housing wall. A speaker may be mounted adjacent to the array... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100092023 - Speaker motor and speaker: A diaphragm for a speaker includes two portions. The first portion is made of metallic material for producing a high frequency tone. The second portion is made of a non-metallic material for producing a low frequency tone. The first portion is joined at a first peripheral edge to a voice... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100092024 - Speaker device: With this structure, the lead wire 21 deforms such as to follow deformation of the edge portion 13 in the drive cone 11 in accordance with vibration of the diaphragm 14. Therefore, it is possible to prevent a bending stress caused by vibration from being transmitted to a portion of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

  
04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100086136 - Spatial disassembly processor: Two-channel input audio signals are processed to construct output audio signals by decomposing the two-channel input audio signals into a plurality of two-channel subband audio signals. Separately, in each of a plurality of subbands, at least three generated subband audio signals are generated by steering the two-channel subband audio signals... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100086139 - Adaptive ambient audio transformation: A method and device for transforming ambient audio are provided. Example embodiments may include monitoring ambient audio proximate to a sound processing device located in an environment. The device may sense environmental conditions associated with the environment. Memory may be accessed to obtain transformation audio. The device may generate output... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100086138 - Ambient audio transformation modes: A method and device for transforming ambient audio are provided. Example embodiments may include monitoring ambient audio proximate to a sound processing device located in an environment. The device may receive a selection from a user interface. The selection may comprise one of a number of available first selections, each... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100086137 - Integrated ambient audio transformation device: A method and device for transforming ambient audio are provided. Example embodiments may include monitoring ambient audio proximate to a sound processing device located in an environment. The device may access memory to obtain transformation audio and generate output transformation audio based on the transformation audio and the ambient audio... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100086140 - Tone detector and method used in a robot for detecting a tone: A tone detection device for detecting whether an input signal having a tone. The device includes a volume gain calculation unit performing a volume gain treatment on frame data and outputting the volume-gain-treated frame data and energy in time domain thereof, a threshold calculation unit calculating a threshold value on... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100086141 - Ambient audio transformation using transformation audio: A method and device for transforming ambient audio are provided. Example embodiments may include monitoring ambient audio proximate to a sound processing device located in an environment. The device may analyze the ambient audio to derive one or more first characteristics. Memory may be accessed to obtain at least one... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100086142 - Device and method for automatically testing audio player device: A method for testing an audio player device is provided. The method includes: transcribing sound signals of each of the audio files which are supposed to be supported by the audio player device as a sound file; determining the ID code of each of the sound files; and determining whether... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100086143 - Method for user indvidualized fitting of a hearing aid: A method for user individualized fitting of a hearing aid comprises: Performing an initial fitting (101) of the hearing aid in an interactive session between the hearing aid user and a fitter, monitoring, for a predetermined period after the initial fitting, the hearing aid user's choice of at least some... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100086144 - Communication apparatus with ambient noise reduction: Noise reduction circuitry for a communication apparatus can apply different noise reduction transfer functions, depending on whether a listening device is connected to the apparatus. If no listening device is connected, the noise reduction transfer function can be adapted for use with microphones (12) and speakers (28) that form an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100086145 - Thin loudspeaker system with separate contoured passive radiator using transmission line: A thin loudspeaker system has at least one contoured passive radiator enclosure outside the main unit, connected with at least one loudspeaker enclosure inside the main unit through at least one transmission line. The transmission line cross-sectional shape may be a circular, rounded rectangular, ovular, elliptical or any other suitable... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100086146 - Silicon-based microphone package: A microphone package includes a carrier, a cap, a first silicon-based microphone, and a first integrated circuit chip. The carrier has a first storage space. The cap has a planar part contacting the carrier and a plurality of flanges extending from the planar part and surrounding the carrier. The first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100086148 - Apparatus and method for processing audio signal: An apparatus for processing an audio input signal is provided and includes an audio processing circuit and an audio compressing circuit. The audio processing circuit receives the audio input signal, and enhances a first frequency part of the audio input signal to output a bass-enhancement signal. The audio compressing circuit... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100086147 - Harmonics generation apparatus and method thereof: A harmonic generating apparatus and the method are provided, which are used to enhance the quality of the bass audio signals. The method includes the steps of: providing a frequency signal having a present level and a preceding level; comparing the present level with the preceding level to generate a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100086149 - Acoustic processing system and method for electronic apparatus and mobile telephone terminal: An acoustic processing system for an electronic device includes: an equalizer processor which boosts or cuts a digital signal which has been subjected to an acoustic process for each of frequency components; a low-pass filter which extracts a low-range signal from the signal from the equalizer processor and outputs the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100086150 - Flexible thermoacoustic device: A flexible thermoacoustic device includes a soft supporter and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator is located on a surface of the softer supporter. The sound wave generator includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes combined by van der Waals... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100086151 - Piezoelectric speaker: The present invention relates to a piezoelectric speaker comprising a membrane, and an actuating layer comprising at least one piezoelectric element mounted to the membrane, which at least one piezoelectric element is adapted to, when actuated, cause the membrane to vibrate in order to generate sound. The speaker is characterized... Agent: Liu & Liu

20100086152 - Hearing aid system for establishing a conversation group: A hearing aid system adapted for establishing a conversation group with other hearing aid systems used by different users, comprises a hearing aid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) with an associated relay device (11, 12, 13, 14, 15). The relay device is (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) adapted for wireless... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100086153 - Portable system for programming hearing aids: A system for programming one or more hearing aids with a host computer, the system including a hearing aid programmer for wireless communications with the host computer. In various embodiments, the hearing aid programmer has at least one interface connector for communication with at least one hearing aid. Additionally, in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100086155 - Hearing aid adapted for issuing a notification and a method for issuing a notification: A hearing aid is adapted for issuing, at at least one predetermined notification time, a notification to a hearing aid user wearing the hearing aid. The hearing aid comprises digital circuitry (16, 17) including a digital processor (16), means (18) for generating a first time base for the digital circuitry... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100086154 - Hearing assistive system with low power interface: A communications interface provides for communication between a wireless communication device (WCD) and a hearing assistive device (HAD). In an exemplary embodiment the communications interface includes a communications module to receive an audio signal from the WCD. The communications interface transmits the audio signal to the HAD using a Low... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing

20100086156 - System for establishing a conversation group among a number of hearing aids: A system for establishing within a communication network a conversation group between a number of hearing aids (1, 2; 3, 4, 5) used by different users, comprises a number of hearing aids (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) adapted for wireless communication, means for detecting hearing aids (1, 2, 3, 4,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100086157 - Bte/cic auditory device with an at least partially in canal module having a removable cushion tip: In representative embodiments, the present invention is directed to an at least partially in-the-canal module. The module may include a speaker module that generates audio signals from an electrical driving signal. The speaker module has a tubular body with a diameter that is smaller than the ear canal of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100086159 - Hearing device with microphone protection: The hearing device comprises at least one microphone (2) arranged within the housing (3) of the hearing device, with its sound inlet aperture (2′) being connected via a canal (7) to the outside of the housing (3) and a sound permeable cover (10) serving as microphone protection that is arranged... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100086158 - Open tip for hearing aid: An earpiece includes an open tip in the shape of a dome, with apertures in the dome and a protrusion at the top of the dome for displacing ear wax, wherein the dome merges with the protrusion along a continuous curve. The dome is supported from a central body by... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20100086160 - Hearing aid tube molding heater: An improved device for heating hearing aid microtubes is presented, the invention comprised of inexpensive electrical parts and a simple plastic base. The device possesses a heater flue that is shaped to concentrate the heat from the heating element along a short length of the hearing aid audio tube to... Agent: Steven W. Webb

20100086161 - Cable length adjustment in auditory devices: An In-The-Ear (ITE) device is disclosed. This ITE is adapted for connection to a cable from a Behind-The-Ear (BTE) device, the ITE device including a releasable mechanical retention device for the cable, such that the cable may be customized in length and may be attached to the retention device.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100086162 - Method and a system to adjust the acoustical performance of a loudspeaker: The physical part of the speaker system is adjustable which enables the speaker units to be placed in positions that imply maximal acoustical performance. This is obtained by combined means to: 1) bring the speaker in a specified position and 2) apply accordingly position dependant individual acoustical filters inserted in... Agent: James C. Wray

20100086163 - Resonator system for a speaker of an electronic device: A resonator for a transducer of an electronic device is provided. The resonator comprises: a first enclosure having a first opening to receive a back end of the transducer and a second opening; and a port connected to the first enclosure through the second opening of the enclosure, the port... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault (research In Motion Matters)

20100086164 - Microphone package with minimum footprint size and thickness: A microphone package includes a carrier, a cap, an integrated circuit chip, and a microphone unit. The cap covers the carrier to form a storage space. The integrated circuit chip is disposed in the storage space. The microphone unit is disposed in the storage space and stacked on the integrated... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100086165 - Universal earbud adapter: The invention discloses a universal earbud adapter apparatus comprised of a wire frame and coating, and including an earbud stem support loop, earbud cradle and earslide component.... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC

20100086166 - Headphone: An apparatus includes a headphone. The headphone includes at least one housing; and at least one sound wave generator disposed in the housing. The sound wave generator includes at least one carbon nanotube structure.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100086167 - Earphone having under hanger: An earphone having an under hanger reduces movement of the earphone from vibrations that occur while a user is typically in motion. The earphone preferably includes: a housing for housing a speaker therein; a protector installed in a front surface of the housing and having a mesh for delivering a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100086168 - Speaker device: In a speaker device, cutting wiring electrically connected to a conductive wire of an electronic component and a voice coil, and the conductive wire and the wiring are electrically connected without a speaker terminal lug. The speaker device includes wiring electrically connected to the voice coil, an electronic component having... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100086169 - Speaker: A speaker 1 includes: a frame 4; a magnetic circuit unit 2; a vibrating unit 3; and a wiring structure unit 5. A hole 28 is formed on the frame 4. The magnetic circuit unit 2 is attached to the frame 4. The vibrating unit 3 is received in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  
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20100080396 - Sound image localization processor, method, and program: There are provided: a means (101a) for storing standard head related transfer functions for reference positions from a virtual listener; a means (101) for, when given information (DIR, DIST) about a virtual sound source position, forming head related transfer functions (hL(k), hR(k)) as left ear and right ear head related... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100080397 - Audio decoding method and apparatus: A decoded sound analysis unit (104) calculates, regarding the frequency-region stereo signals L(b) and R(b) decoded by the PS decoding unit (103), a second degree of similarity (109) and a second intensity difference (110) from the decoded sound signals. A spectrum correction unit (105) detects a distortion added by the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20100080398 - Method and system for hearing device fitting: The method for manufacturing an adjusted hearing device (1b) comprises the step of using first data (16a) obtained from a first hearing device (1a) adjusted to the preferences of a first user (5a) for adjusting a second hearing device (1b) of a second user (5b). This may comprise converting for... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100080399 - Method for reducing vehicle noise: A method for reducing noise in a vehicle by reducing under certain conditions the rotational speed of certain rotational components.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100080400 - Ear-worn speaker-carrying devices: An ear-worn speaker carrying device (“ESD”) incorporating active ambient noise reduction circuitry is provided with a seal intended to contact or surround the ear of a user; the seal being intended to present a substantial impedance to inward or outward transmission of sound to or from the ear. At least... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100080401 - Vehicle audio system surround modes: A signal processor for use in a vehicle audio system provides multiple operating modes. A first mode provides substantially equal total sound pressure levels at each seating location. A first equalization pattern provides a substantially similar frequency response at each of the seating locations, and a first balance configuration provides... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100080403 - Post phase-inverter volume control: A post phase-inverter master volume regulator for use in combination with a tube-type musical amplifier having a phase-inverter tube. The signals at both sides of the phase-inverter tube's DC voltage plate are extracted from the amplifier for processing by the master volume regulator. In one embodiment, such signals are extracted... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100080402 - System and method for volume control based on location: A system and method control a volume based on location. The system comprises a switch and an asset. The switch is for a network including an operating area for a region. The region is divided into a plurality of zones. The asset is disposed in one of the zones. The... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100080404 - Drive unit manufacturing method and drive unit: The present invention provides a drive unit manufacturing method including the steps of: preparing a conducting wire which contains at least copper and forms a voice coil for conversion between sound and electric signals and arranging the conducting wire on a land which is formed on a board that the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100080405 - Silicon condenser microphone package: A silicon condenser microphone package includes a printed circuit board, a cover mounted on the printed circuit board, and a transducer unit and a controlling circuit both attached to the printed circuit board. An inner board is located in the cover. The sensitivity and frequency response of the silicon condenser... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100080406 - Push-pull type speaker device and method of manufacturing the same: A push-pull type speaker device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The speaker device includes a frame, a permanent magnet installed within the frame using a fixing device, a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm installed in opposite end portions of the frame, a pair of electromagnets,... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100080407 - Hearing aid device with a directional microphone system as well as method of operating such a hearing aid device: In a hearing aid device with a directional microphone system it is always to be possible to set the highest possible level of both directional effect and also amplification. To this end it is proposed that the directional effect be set as a function of the amplification set at the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100080408 - Method for operating a hearing aid and hearing aid: The invention relates to a method for operating a hearing aid as well as a hearing aid which is operated with the method. An original acoustic signal is detected. At least one original signal amplitude of the original signal is determined in the frequency domains. At least one discrete transposition... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100080409 - Dual-mode loudspeaker: An apparatus uses a transducer to produce vibration in the ultrasonic frequency range and in the audible frequency range. A membrane or cantilever structure is coupled to the transducer to produce acoustic waves. When the vibration is in the audible frequency range, the membrane structure works like a conventional loudspeaker.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

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