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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100128880 - Audio system: An audio system for enhancing localization of sound perceived by a listener in a listening position includes two loudspeakers and a signal processing unit. The loudspeakers are arranged distant from each other and from the listening position. The sound is transmitted from each of the loudspeakers to the listening position... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea Getz P.C.

20100128881 - Acoustic voice activity detection (avad) for electronic systems: Acoustic Voice Activity Detection (AVAD) methods and systems are described. The AVAD methods and systems, including corresponding algorithms or programs, use microphones to generate virtual directional microphones which have very similar noise responses and very dissimilar speech responses. The ratio of the energies of the virtual microphones is then calculated... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100128882 - Audio signal processing device and audio signal processing method: In frequency signals obtained by converting input audio signals from time-domain signals to frequency-domain signals, a level control value setting unit 5 establishes a level control value for reducing the levels of spectrums at a noise-components level. A level control value smoothing unit 6 carries out a smoothing process of... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100128883 - System and method of calibrating an echo canceller using preemptive tone sequencing: A system for calibrating an echo canceller using a preemptive tone sequence is provided. The system includes a node and a tone sequence management unit operatively connected to the node. The node includes a speaker, a microphone, and the echo canceller operatively connected to the microphone. The tone sequence management... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100128884 - High transmission loss headphone cushion: A headset including an earcup having a front opening adapted to be adjacent to the ear of the user, a baffle disposed within the earcup to define front and rear cavities, a cushion extending around the periphery of the front opening of the earcup and constructed and arranged to accommodate... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100128885 - System for forming a hearing protector, ear cup in such a system, and hearing protector formed by such a system: The invention concerns a system for forming hearing protectors, an ear cup of such a system and a hearing protector formed from such a system. The system comprises a number of first ear cups (5a) and a number of second ear cups (5b), the first and second ear cups having... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100128886 - Mute circuits: Mute circuits capable of eliminating audible noise when the audio system is powered up and powered down are disclosed. A discharge element is coupled between an audio processing unit and an audio output unit in an audio system and a mute control unit is coupled to the discharge element. The... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100128888 - Automatic audio processing mode control: A telecommunications device, system, and method for automatically controlling an audio processing mode are provided. In one embodiment, the device comprises a transmit (TX) channel; a receive (RX) channel; and a signal processor configured to detect when the TX channel of the device has been placed in an active state... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20100128887 - Detecting the repositioning of an earphone using a microphone and associated action: A system detects the repositioning of an earphone that is worn by a user, and changes an operation mode of a host coupled to the earphone. Within the earphone is a pressure transducer that detects a pressure change caused by the repositioning of the earphone. A signaling mechanism sends a... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100128890 - Modular automotive multimedia and telematic extension box and head unit: The present invention relates to a modular automotive multimedia and telematic extension unit and head unit. In one embodiment, the present invention is an extension unit including a storage unit storing an application of an external personal electronic device, a processor connected to the storage unit, and a first connection... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100128891 - Repulsion-type magnetic circuit and speaker device: A repulsive-type magnetic circuit prevents deterioration of magnetic characteristic of magnets due to heat accumulation, and includes: a magnet and plural magnets arranged such that matching poles of the magnet and each of the plural magnets confront each other; a yoke; a pole piece; and a top plate. The pole... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100128889 - Trim panel assembly for retaining an acoustical device: A trim panel assembly for retaining an acoustical device, the trim panel assembly comprising a trim panel, and a voice coil, wherein at least a portion of the voice coil is partially embedded within a surface of the trim panel.... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20100128894 - Acoustic voice activity detection (avad) for electronic systems: Acoustic Voice Activity Detection (AVAD) methods and systems are described. The AVAD methods and systems, including corresponding algorithms or programs, use microphones to generate virtual directional microphones which have very similar noise responses and very dissimilar speech responses. The ratio of the energies of the virtual microphones is then calculated... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100128893 - Communication system: There is provided a communication system having at least one headset (100) for recording speech signals with a directional information signalling device (1) for detecting directional information. The communication system further has a communication unit (200) which has a direction evaluation unit (2) for evaluating the items of directional information... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100128895 - Signal processing unit, signal processing method, and recording medium: A signal processing unit is provided. The signal processing unit includes an orthogonal transforming part including at least two sound input parts receiving input sound signals on a time axis, the orthogonal transforming part transforming two of the input sound signals into respective spectral signals on a frequency axis, a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100128896 - Sound receiving device, directional characteristic deriving method, directional characteristic deriving apparatus and computer program: A sound receiving device 1 having a housing 10 in which a plurality of sound receiving units which can receive sounds arriving from a plurality of directions are arranged, includes an omni-directional main sound receiving unit 11 and a sub-sound receiving unit 12 arranged at a position to receive a... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100128892 - Stabilizing directional audio input from a moving microphone array: A device includes a microphone array fixed to the device. A signal processor produces an audio output using audio beamforming with input from the microphone array. The signal processor aims the beamforming in a selected direction. An orientation sensor—such as a compass, an accelerometer, or an inertial sensor—is coupled to... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100128897 - Signal processing device: A separation signal generation unit generates a plurality of separation signals which are independent from one another from the mixed signals for one frame which are converted into those in a frequency region. A mask processing unit judges a noise condition of a first separation signal for each frequency bin... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100128899 - Large rc time-constant generation for audio amplifiers: A circuit for generating a large RC time-constant includes an input node for receiving an input signal making a transition from a first state to a second state characterized by a first time-constant, and an output node for providing an output signal making a transiting from the first state to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100128898 - Method and apparatus for operation sequencing of audio amplifiers: A circuit, system and method provide the suppression of pop at power up of audio amplifiers. The output driver is tri-stated at power up and is enabled after a predetermined time constant. In one embodiment, the output driver includes a MOS transistor pair connected in a push-pull configuration and switches... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100128900 - Adapter accessory for electronic device sharing: Users with headsets may share an electronic device such as a portable computer or handheld device. The electronic device may have a connector such as an audio jack for receiving mating audio plugs on headsets. During normal operation with a single user, audio signals may be conveyed through the audio... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100128901 - Wind noise rejection apparatus: An apparatus for reduction of wind noise comprised of an electro-acoustic transducer arrangement with at least one transducer element. The exposed structure is covered with at least one thin layer of wind-resistive material, in the form of a mesh, and optionally includes one or more further layers of felt, foam... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100128902 - Combination equalizer and calibrator circuit assembly for audio system: A combination equalizer and calibrator circuit assembly includes a calibrator formed of a frequency control circuit, a signal generator, an amplifier circuit connected with a microphone, a compare circuit and a display circuit and connected to the front end of an equalizer set. Calibration is made through the calibrator prior... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100128903 - A method and an apparatus for damping a sonic signal: A method for limiting the sound volume in an earphone, a headset (8), or the like, to a maximum permitted level, entails that an input signal (2) is sensed by a processor (4) and damped by a damper (6) if it is excessively high. Thereafter, the signal (7) is transmitted... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100128904 - Dynamic volume control and multi-spatial processing protection: A disclosed system and method dynamically controls the perceived volume of a stereo audio program including left and right channel signals. The system comprises: a dynamic volume control configured and arranged so as to maintain a perceived constant volume level of the stereo audio program; and an excessive spatial processing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100128905 - Personal listening device: A receiver module for a personal listening device includes a motor assembly and a housing. The motor assembly includes a movable armature. The housing defines a chamber and the housing is at least partially constructed of a biocompatible material. The motor assembly is directly disposed and exposed to the chamber... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100128906 - Hearing assistance system and method of operating the same: A system providing hearing assistance to a user having a wireless remote control for transmitting control commands as an amplitude modulated radio frequency signal, an RF power detector for outputting a signal representative of the power envelope of the RF signal received by an antenna of the RF power detector,... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100128908 - Ic chip type hearing aid module for mobile communication terminal: Disclosed is an IC chip type hearing aid module for use in a mobile communication terminal having a hearing aid circuit including: a first section having a resistor R1 and an inductor L1 which are connected in series on a first output line Receiver_P between the mobile communication terminal and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100128907 - System and method for providing hearing assistance to a user: A hearing assistance system, having an audio signal source, a transmission unit for transmitting audio signals from the audio signal source via a wireless right ear audio link to a right ear unit and a receiver unit, and an arrangement for stimulating the user's right ear, and via a wireless... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100128909 - Apparatus having hearing aid: A portable terminal includes an apparatus capable of providing a hearing aid service. The apparatus includes a sensor configured to measure a spatial tilt of the portable terminal. The apparatus also includes a controller that determines whether a left ear or a right ear is used for communication based on... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100128910 - Filter bank system having specific stop-band attenuation components for a hearing aid: The circuit complexity or the filter order, respectively, of an analysis/synthesis filter bank system especially for hearing aids is to be reduced. For this reason, the stop-band attenuation of at least one of the transfer functions of the analysis filter bank is composed of a separately configurable, frequency-independent analysis pass-band... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100128911 - Method to reduce feedback in hearing aids: Disclosed is a method of reducing feedback in a hearing aid adapted to be worn by a user, the method comprising the step of: receiving an audio input signal in an input transducer in the hearing aid; wherein the method further comprises the steps of: transforming the input signal into... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100128912 - Logarithmic compression systems and methods for hearing amplification: Embodiments of the invention provide an amplifier including a gain control circuit having a gain measurement circuit as part of a feedback loop. The gain measurement circuit generates an attenuated output signal, based on the gain of the amplifier circuit, which is used to generate a gain control signal. One... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100128913 - Portable device accessory and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of portable device accessories and related methods are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100128914 - Side-ported mems microphone assembly: A side-ported MEMS microphone package defines an acoustic path from a side of the package substrate to a microphone die disposed within a chamber defined by the substrate and a lid attached to the substrate. Optionally or alternatively, a circuit board, to which the microphone package is mounted, may define... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100128915 - Hearing device with detachable microphone: The present hearing device with at least one microphone (1) arranged within the housing of the hearing device, wherein the microphone (1) is arranged within a mounting plate (4) of the hearing device, an opening (3) for receiving the microphone (1) is inventively provided within said mounting plate (4) and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100128916 - Headset with a retractable speaker portion: An earbud headset, a handset including the same, and methods of operating the headset and handset are provided. In one embodiment, an earbud headset includes a speaker portion that is retractable into and extendable from a base portion, thereby allowing for a thin profile form factor. Advantageously, the earbud headset... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20100128917 - Loudspeaker: A speaker comprising a first rod magnet having a longitudinal direction, a second rod magnet having a longitudinal direction parallel with the longitudinal direction of the first rod magnet, a third rod magnet forming a second magnetic gap between it and the first rod magnet, a diaphragm vibrating in the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100124334 - Amplification circuit and audio output equipment: An amplification circuit and an audio output equipment provided with same are disclosed. The amplification circuit is provided with first, second and third amplifiers and an inverter. The first amplifier amplifies a first audio signal and outputs a first output signal. The inverter inverts a second audio signal and outputs... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100124335 - Scoring a match of two audio tracks sets using track time probability distribution: A method and a system are provided for scoring a match of two audio tracks sets using a track time probability distribution. In one example, the system receives the two audio tracks sets, including a first audio tracks set and a second audio tracks set. Next, the system extracts track... Agent: Patent Department Rovi Corporation

20100124337 - Quiet zone control system: An active noise control system generates an anti-noise signal to drive a speaker to produce sound waves to destructively interfere with an undesired sound in a quiet zone. The anti-noise signal is generated with an adaptive filter having filter coefficients. The coefficients of the adaptive filter may be adjusted based... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100124336 - System for active noise control with audio signal compensation: An active noise control system generates an anti-noise signal to drive a speaker to produce sound waves to destructively interfere with an undesired sound in a targeted space. The speaker is also driven to produce sound waves representative of a desired audio signal. Sound waves are detected in the target... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100124338 - Audio/video device having a volume control function for external audio reproduction unit by using volume control buttons of a remote controller and volume control method therefor: An audio/video (A/V) device having a volume control function for external audio reproduction units by using volume control buttons of a remote controller is provided. The A/V device includes speakers, an audio output port for externally outputting an audio signal, an audio signal processing unit for reproducing and amplifying the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100124339 - Vehicular microphone assembly using fractional power phase normalization: A triangular microphone assembly (101) for use in a vehicle accessory includes a mirror housing (106) adapted for attachment to the interior of the vehicle. A mirror is disposed in an opening of the mirror housing (106) and a plurality of virtual digital microphones (108a, 108b, 108c) are arranged in... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20100124340 - Loudspeaker unit: There is provided a loudspeaker unit, in particular a ceiling loudspeaker unit, which has a housing (50) having a front housing portion (60). Arranged in the front housing portion (60) are a woofer unit (10), a baffle panel (70) and a tweeter unit (30) in a 2-way coaxial system. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100124341 - Noise control device: A noise control device according to the present invention includes: a signal processor that detects a noise outputted from a noise source, and generates a control signal based on the noise; a control acoustic system that generates a control sound for canceling the noise, based on the control signal outputted... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100124342 - Forced acoustic dipole and forced acoustic multipole array using the same: Provide is a forced acoustic dipole in which a direction of an acoustic lobe can be freely steered by controlling phase and sound pressure of input signals input into first and second sound sources, respectively. Accordingly, when a forced acoustic multipole array is configured by arranging a plurality of forced... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100124343 - Condenser microphone: A condenser microphone is disclosed. The condenser microphone includes a substrate having a cavity, a supporting member connected to the substrate, and a diaphragm isolated to the supporting member. The supporting member has a periphery portion and a plurality of stationary electrodes extending from the periphery portion to a center... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100124344 - Piezoelectric body module and manufacturing method therefor: In order to miniaturize a piezoelectric body module, in which a rhombus-shaped electronic part 4 and a polygonal-shaped electronic part 5 are arranged on a rectangular substrate 2: the rhombus-shaped electronic part 4 is arranged on the substrate 2 such that a side 105 of the substrate 2 and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100124345 - Near field sound reproduction method with enhanced spatial qualities: Sound modules are positioned in proximity to the head of a listener for near field sound. Primary loudspeakers in the sound modules are directed away from a user or blocked by a baffle. No direct sound from the primary loudspeakers reaches the ears of the user. Indirect sound reaches the... Agent: Donald W. Meeker

20100124346 - Modular connection assembly for a hearing assistance device: The present subject matter relates to an improved connection assembly for hearing assistance devices. The improved connection assembly provides a connection system that is reliable, straightforward to manufacture, and easy to use. The present connection assembly provides a rapid replacement option for the cable and/or the receiver or other electronics... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100124347 - Binaural hearing instrument: A binaural hearing instrument set is described in which algorithms are split into a server part and a thin-client part. The respective server part of the algorithm is located in a first hearing instrument unit, while the thin-client part is located in a second unit in the binaural hearing instrument... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100124348 - Microphone system for vehicle: A vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly comprises an accessory, a reflective element and a bezel. The mirror assembly may define portions of a pocket that at least partially receives and secures the accessory therebetween when the reflective element is at least partially received in the bezel. The mirror assembly may... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100124349 - Earphone ear loop: An ear loop, and an assembly of an ear loop and ear bud, wherein the ear loop retains the shaft of the ear bud such that the position and angle of the ear bud relative to the ear loop can be adjusted axially and rotationally.... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100124350 - Wall element with a sound generator: A wall element, in particular of an exhibit booth, includes at least one sound generator that is integrated in the wall element and is not visible from the outside.... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20100124351 - Hidden speaker apparatus: Provided is a hidden speaker apparatus used as a sound apparatus in a digital TV. The hidden speaker apparatus includes a high range speaker that is disposed such that a sound output direction and a direction to a front side where a listener is present form an acute angle. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100124352 - Micro magnetic device with magnetic spring: A micro magnetic device having a body defining at least part of an enclosed chamber, the body comprising a first sidewall and a second sidewall. A pole comprising a soft magnetic material is within the chamber and an electrically conductive coil is positioned around the pole. A diaphragm is connected... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100119072 - Apparatus and method for generating a multichannel signal: An apparatus comprises a processor configured to receive a first audio signal and first location data, the first location data relating to a location of a source of the first audio signal; receive a second audio signal and second location data, the second location data relating to a location of... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100119073 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: Disclosed is a method of processing an audio signal, including obtaining ratio information between a main signal and a sub-signal and gain range information of an object and modifying parameter information including at least one of an object parameter and a control parameter based on the ratio information and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100119074 - Device and method for evaluating the sound exposure of an individual: The invention relates to a device for evaluating the sound exposure of an individual (2) staying in at least one noisy location (L1), characterised in that it comprises: at least one means for determining the moments of entry (31) and exit (32) of the individual (2) respectively into and out... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100119075 - Spatially enveloping reverberation in sound fixing, processing, and room-acoustic simulations using coded sequences: Methods and systems for simulating at least one room impulse response between two or more sound sources and two or more receivers positioned in an enclosure are provided. At least one early impulse response is generated that includes early reflections from the two or more sound sources to at least... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100119076 - Hearing protection device ear seal with acoustic barrier: A hearing protection device such as a headset or headphone having ear cups is provided with ear seals that incorporate an acoustic barrier for attenuating external noise levels in the interior of the ear cups. The ear seals completely encircle the wearer's ear and use cushioning material into which the... Agent: Hancock Hughey LLP

20100119077 - Active hearing protection system: An active hearing protecting system right earplug and a left earplug and a wearable central unit to be worn at the user's body a digital audio signal processing unit which has at least two channels and which can be connected via an audio input to an external audio signal source... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100119078 - Audio distribution system: An audio distribution system is provided for communicating audio signals between one or more audio sources and a plurality of remote speakers. The system includes at least one audio source for generating an audio signal, and a plurality of amplified volume controls, each disposable remote from the audio source. The... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100119079 - Appratus and method for preventing noise: Provided are an apparatus and method for preventing noise. The apparatus estimates a noise signal from a signal transformed into a frequency domain, uses the estimated noise signal to estimate the amplitude of the frequency-domain signal according to a frequency band, and then calculates a phase difference according to a... Agent: Andrew F. Bodendorf

20100119080 - Human body sound transmission system and method using single sound source: Provided are a human body sound transmission system and a method using single sound source. The human body sound transmission system includes a first transmission block for transmitting a combined signal of a first high frequency signal and a sound signal through a human body; and a second transmission block... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100119081 - Electroacoustical transducing with low frequency augmenting devices: A method for clipping and post-clipping processing an audio signal, includes clipping an audio signal to provide a clipped audio signal; filtering, by a first filter, the audio signal to provide a filtered unclipped audio signal; and filtering, by a second filter, the clipped audio signal to provide a filtered... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100119082 - Pitch detection apparatus and method: Band-pass filter suppresses frequency components of a sound signal that are lower than a low-side cutoff frequency and that are higher than a high-side cutoff frequency. Pitch detection section detects a pitch of the sound signal having been processed by the band-pass filter. Target setting section variably sets a low-side... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100119083 - Compensation for nonuniform delayed group communications: A method for synchronizing audio reproduction in collocated end devices is presented. Each of the devices auto-correlates using noise to determine a threshold prior to the antenna receiving an audio signal. When the devices receive a common audio signal, they provide audio outputs. Each device cross-correlates its audio output with... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100119085 - Audio signal processing system: In an audio network system performing real-time transport of audio signals among a series of sequentially connected devices by circulating a TL frame including a plurality of storage regions for the audio signals in a fixed period along a ring transmission route formed among the devices and writing and/or reading... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100119084 - Device and process for using audio plug-ins in a mixer: The present invention pertains to a device for using audio plug-ins in a mixer, provided with a mixer and a computer, whereby the mixer has a control panel and signal-processing electronics and the computer has an audio interface, and audio plug-ins can be installed on it, in which an audio... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100119086 - Vibration pickup microphone: [Solution] A vibration pickup microphone comprising a housing 1 provided with a first space 5 and a second space 6, an external diaphragm 2 disposed over the first space 5, and a microphone unit 3 that is contained in a rear end portion of the second space having an air... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100119087 - Mems microphone device: The invention provides a MEMS microphone device capable of improving the S/N ratio of output signals in the MEMS microphone and obtaining flat frequency characteristics up to a high range, for which reflow mounting is enabled. The MEMS microphone of the present invention includes a MEMS chip for converting an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100119088 - Capacitive microphone with integrated cavity: A capacitive microphone and method of fabricating the same are provided. One or more holes can be formed in a first printed circuit board (PCB). A diaphragm can be surface micro-machined onto an interior surface of the first PCB at a region having the one or more holes. Interface electronics... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100119089 - Speaker assembly: A speaker assembly includes a speaker housing with a closed top wall, an opposed open end and first, second, third and fourth sidewalls extending downwardly from the closed top wall. The closed top wall is substantially planar and forms a support surface. First and second midrange drivers and first and... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20100119090 - Omni-directional radiator for multi-transducer array: An omni-directional acoustic horn for applications in a liquid transmission medium deploys a plurality of transducers distributed along an interior face of the horn to radiate against an opposed surface. The arrangement mimics operation at a greater depth of submergence to depress development of acoustic cavitation bubbles.... Agent: O'malley And Firestone

20100119091 - Acoustic reproduction device: An acoustic reproduction device includes first speaker units 12 and 15 that emit sound in an inward direction and second speaker units 13 and 16 that emit sound in a forward or outward direction. The first speaker units are arranged at positions symmetrical with respect to a listening center axis,... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100119092 - Positioning and reproducing screen sound source with high resolution: A virtual screen sound source is spatially synchronized with a visual object displayed on a display. A plurality of loudspeaker sets, which each include at least three of a plurality of loudspeakers installed at the periphery of a display, are selected, individual sound sources corresponding to the respective selected loudspeaker... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100119093 - Personal listening device with automatic sound equalization and hearing testing: A personal listening device in a handheld form factor includes an input port for receiving an audio signal, a processor for selecting equalizer settings responsive to a selected hearing profile, an equalizer for equalizing the audio signal according to the equalizer settings, and an output port for outputting the equalized... Agent: H. Michael Brucker Law Corp.

20100119094 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a hearing aid shell, a microphone enclosed within the hearing aid shell, and a sealing member that surrounds the periphery of the microphone enclosed within the hearing aid shell, and a sealing member that surrounds the periphery of the microphone. The sealing member completely fills the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100119095 - Flat speaker: The present invention provides a flat speaker, in particular in the aerospace sector, with a panel for generating acoustic signals by vibration of the same, and a vibration exciter which is connected to a panel and excites this to vibrate. Here the panel has an edge stiffening. This provides the... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100119096 - Electrical horn: An electrical horn includes a horn housing, an oscillation member located at the horn housing to generate a sonic wave, and a resonance tube in which the sonic wave generated by the oscillation member flows. In the electrical horn, the resonance tube has a plurality of sonic outlet portions that... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100119097 - Microphone device and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides a microphone device with good frequency characteristics. The microphone device can pick up sound faithfully. In detail there is provided a microphone device comprising a microphone element, a signal processor, and a cover disposed over the microphone element and the signal processor, the cover including a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100119098 - Low handling noise vocal microphone: A handheld microphone includes a hollow cylindrical housing with a portion of a cylindrical shock mount device positioned within the top end thereof. The shock mount device incorporates an isolation band such that only the isolation band contacts the inner surface of the housing, thus dampening the external noises transmitted... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100119099 - Microphone and method for transmitting the microphone audio data: There is provided a microphone which has a microphone capsule for recording audio signals, an A/D converter for digitizing the audio signals recorded by the microphone capsule and a semiconductor memory for storing the audio signals digitized by the A/D converter. The microphone further has an interface for transmitting the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100119100 - Electronic voice pad and utility ear device: The present invention is an external ear attachable electronic ear utility device, having logic for processing input-output signals to the ear device upon user demand from mechanical switches or audio input, and logic for storing user audio input in the device memory such that the external ear device platform can... Agent: Walt Froloff

20100119101 - Integrated audiovisual output device: An integrated audiovisual output device includes at least one display comprising at least one panel, at least one voice coil contiguous with the at least one panel, and at least one magnet proximate to the at least one voice coil, wherein the at least one panel is vibrated in order... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100111310 - Audio signal processing apparatus: An audio signal processing apparatus comprising: an audio data generation part for generating third audio data from first audio data and second audio data, the first audio data including first L-channel data and first R-channel data which are alternately and serially arranged in a word unit, the second audio data... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100111311 - Delay time calculation apparatus and method: A delay time calculation apparatus enabling all the speaker units of a delay array type speaker array to contribute to formation of a combined wavefront. Sound receiving points for acoustic waves output from the speaker units are set within a target area for the acoustic waves. For each speaker unit,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100111312 - Method and system of real-time identification of an audiovisual advertisement in a data stream: Method and system of identification of at least one audiovisual advertisement in a data stream, such as a digital television broadcasting, by detecting energy drops in an audio stream of the data stream and comparing a segment of the audio stream starting at the energy drop with an audio segment... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100111313 - Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method and program: There is provided a sound processing apparatus including a sound separation unit that separates an input sound into a plurality of sounds caused by a plurality of sound sources, a sound type estimation unit that estimates sound types of the plurality of sounds separated by the sound separation unit, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100111314 - Apparatus and method for localizing sound source in real time: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for localizing a sound source in real time. The apparatus for localizing a sound source in real time includes a sound signal acquisition unit for acquiring sound signals through two or more channels. A sample delay storage unit stores a plurality... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

20100111316 - Method and apparatus for objective assessment of in-ear device acoustical performance: A method and apparatus for objectively assessing acoustical performance of an in-ear device having a passageway extending there through use a dual microphone probe that removably engages the passageway. The acoustical performance of the in-ear device is performed with the in-ear device inserted into the ear canal of the user... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100111315 - Method for identifying a receiver in a hearing aid: A method for identifying a receiver in a hearing aid of the RITE (Receiver In The Ear) type (1) comprises providing a hearing aid of the RITE-type (1), providing said hearing aid with a receiver (10), measuring the impedance of said receiver (10) using said hearing aid (1), identifying said... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100111317 - Noise reduction device: A noise reduction device, including a microphone for detecting noise, a noise controller for reversing the phase of noise detected by the microphone based on information outputted from the microphone, and a speaker for outputting sound based on information outputted from the noise controller, is arranged at a seat surrounded... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100111318 - Active noise controller: An active noise controller using an adaptive notch filter performs a coefficient update operation by using only a signal obtained by processing an error signal with ½ cycle of the frequency of noise to be reduced for a predetermined period. This eliminates the necessity of product operation for the coefficient... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100111319 - method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method and apparatus for processing an audio signal is disclosed. Herein, the method includes receiving a downmix information having at least two independent objects and a background object downmixed therein; separating the downmix information into a first independent object and a temporary background object using a first enhanced object... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100111320 - Acoustic system and update method of the acoustic system: There are provided connectors in a main box that selectively outputs an audio signal from source units to zone units and successively updates a program of the zone units by an update data input via the connectors.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100111322 - Method for processing audio signal and broadcasting output apparatus using the same: An audio signal processing method and a broadcasting output apparatus using the audio signal processing method are provided. The audio signal processing method includes selecting an audio signal to be processed from among a plurality of audio signals in which the same audio data is compressed in different formats, when... Agent: Joseph Petryszak

20100111321 - Multi-channel output device for a multimedia device: A multi-channel output device for a multimedia device includes a plurality of reception ends, an amplifier having an input end and an output end, a plurality of sound output devices for outputting sound, a first switching unit coupled between the plurality of reception ends and the input end of the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100111323 - Sound transducer: A sound transducer (1), comprising at least one acoustically neutral body (2) with which it is possible to associate two sound conveyance elements (9a, 9b) which are shaped approximately like a stylized funnel so as to each form an auricle (10a, 10b), which protrudes outside the acoustically neutral body (2)... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20100111325 - Device for processing sound signal, and method of processing sound signal: A signal processing device includes at least two sound signal input elements, an orthogonal transformer, a phase difference determiner, and a virtual spectrum generator. Two sound signals in a time domain are received from the two respective sound signal input elements. The orthogonal transformer orthogonally transforms the two sound signals... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100111326 - Microphone device and portable recorder comprising same: A first microphone device according to the present invention comprises a pair of directional microphones with high directivity in a sound collecting direction, a pair of nondirectional microphones with low directivity in the sound collecting direction, and a casing accommodating the pair of directional microphones and the pair of nondirectional... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP

20100111324 - Systems and methods for selectively switching between multiple microphones: Methods and systems for selectively switching between microphones in a plurality of microphones are disclosed, including providing a first state that corresponds to one or more microphones selected from the plurality of microphones. A subset of microphones may be selected from the plurality of microphones in response to determining an... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems Temic Automotive Of North America, Inc.

20100111327 - Arrangement and method for communicating audio and dc signals: An arrangement includes an input, a modulation circuit, an isolation circuit, a demodulator circuit, a detector circuit and at least two outputs. The input is configurable to receive an audio signal and a DC voltage. The modulation circuit is configured to modulate the audio signal and the DC voltage. The... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100111328 - Volume adjusting system and method: The invention discloses a volume adjusting system and a volume adjusting method. The volume adjusting system includes a volume receiving module, a volume auto-adjusting module, and a volume output module. The volume receiving module is configured for receiving an external sound from an external sound source. The volume auto-adjusting module... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100111330 - Audio mixing using magnitude equalization: According to one embodiment, during mixing of an N-channel input signal to generate an M-channel output signal, in at least one frequency sub-band, magnitude equalization is applied to the mixed channel signals such that an amplitude sum magnitude for the N input channels (e.g., the magnitude of a sum of... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100111329 - Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method and program: There is provided a sound processing apparatus including an input correction unit that corrects a difference between characteristics of a first input sound input from a first input apparatus and characteristics of a second input sound input from a second input apparatus, a sound separation unit that separates the first... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100111331 - Class d amplifier: A Class D amplifier includes a ramp generator configured to generate a first signal and a second signal. Each of the first signal and the second signal oscillate between a minimum value and a maximum value. A signal generator is configured to receive an input signal, the first signal and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20100111332 - Microphone set for av system: The present invention is a microphone set for AV system which comprises a hand-held microphone housing and a AV controller. The AV controller comprises a voice module for receiving a voice signal from a user, a data module for receiving an external AV data from an external storage, an audio/video... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100111333 - Watch including a built-in microphone in the watchcase: A watch (1) has a microphone (16) placed in a watchcase (2), a bracelet (3) with two end parts respectively attached to two opposite sides of the case and at least one through aperture (7) made in a lateral wall (12) of the case. The through aperture defines a first... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100111334 - Speaker and electronic apparatus using the same: In a loudspeaker, three magnets are disposed with magnetic gaps formed between them for placing therein a voice coil. The magnets disposed at two sides are so magnetized that the confronting poles have the same polarity. The magnet in the center has its magnetic poles in a direction perpendicular to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100111335 - Electronic device with electret electro-acoustic transducer: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and an electro-acoustic transducer disposed on the inner surface of the housing. The electro-acoustic transducer includes an electret diaphragm, a conductive plate and at least one spacer. The electret diaphragm is positioned on the inner surface of the housing... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100111336 - Apparatus for positioning screen sound source, method of generating loudspeaker set information, and method of reproducing positioned screen sound source: An apparatus for positioning a screen sound source, a method of generating loudspeaker set information for screen sound source positioning, and a method of reproducing a positioned screen sound source are provided. The apparatus and methods relate to a screen sound source positioning technique. A plurality of loudspeakers, each configured... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100111337 - Headphone accessory: A headphone accessory for use with a portable audio device and headphones. The headphone accessory includes an audio source input for receiving audio signals from an audio device. An audio sound transducer receives external sounds and converts the external sound to external sound signals. A signal mixer for continuously varies... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100111338 - Asymmetric adjustment: A method of adjusting a signal processing parameter for a first hearing aid and a second hearing aid forming parts of a binaural hearing aid system to be worn by a user is provided. The binaural hearing aid system comprises a user specific model representing a desired asymmetry between a... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100111339 - System for managing feedback: Feedback detection, adaptive notch filtering, and gain adjustment are combined for managing feedback. Feedback detection includes detection of short term and long term spectral peaks and assessing their magnitude, shape, rate of growth, and power concentration ratio. A plurality of notch filters are available and are allocated according to the... Agent: Paul F. Wille

20100111340 - Acoustic valve mechanisms: A valve for a personal auditory system is described. The auditory system is capable of converting between an acoustic signal and an electrical signal. The auditory system has an acoustic pathway through which an acoustic signal may travel between a first point exterior to the auditory system and a second... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100111341 - Hearing device: The hearing device with a main housing (10) to be worn behind the ear, a secondary housing (20) separated thereof and to be arranged partly or completely within the ear and comprising a speaker, and a connecting element (30) being arranged between the main housing (10) and the secondary housing... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100111342 - Dual configuration speaker: A compact and portable loudspeaker system operable in two configurations includes a driver array and a base unit having a bass enclosure and a dock. In an extended configuration, the driver array is supported by one or more extension legs between three to eight feet above the base unit where... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100111343 - Display with miniature speaker and the structure of the miniature speaker: The present invention discloses to display with a miniature speaker and the structure of the speaker. The speaker includes a speaker unit and a plurality of passive radiators. The enclosure of the speaker has a first passive radiator mounted on the front side thereof and a second passive radiator mounted... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100111344 - Silicon-based microphone structure with electromagnetic interference shielding means: A silicon-based microphone structure, flip-chip mounted a substrate, has a backside and a via hole formed on the backside. A conductive layer covers the backside and the inner walls of the via hole. A solder ring is attached to the silicon-based microphone structure and electrically connected to the conductive layer.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100111345 - Miniature stylish noise and wind canceling microphone housing, providing enchanced speech recognition performance for wirless headsets: A miniature microphone enclosure is provided for use with a wireless headset. The microphone enclosure provides superior noise and wind cancellation without any circuitry. Two sound ports and wind suppression material help minimize any noise attributable to wind or air. Moreover the microphone enclosure has a directivity such that the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100111346 - Electronic device incorporating sound receiving member and method of manufacturing the same: An electronic device includes a casing defining a sound receiving chamber therein, and a microphone accommodated in the sound receiving chamber. The sound receiving chamber has an arcuate surface being part of an outer elliptical surface. The microphone is located at a focus of the elliptical surface, with a sound... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100111347 - Interchangeable headphone earhook support: An improved headphone support assembly comprises a hook-shaped member for positioning over the ear of a user. The assembly comprises a clip or series of clips for releasably retaining a headphone wire, and disposes the wire at one terminal end of the hook-shaped member adjacent the auditory canal of a... Agent: Lauson & Tarver LLP

20100111348 - In-ear earphone: An in-ear earphone includes a shell and a sound output device. The shell has a first engaging portion. The sound output device has a sound tunnel, a second engaging portion and a speaker. The speaker is disposed between the sound tunnel and the second engaging portion coaxially with the sound... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100111349 - Modular input/output headset and method of use: A modular headset and method of use comprises a headset band having a first end and a second end. The headset includes a first node coupled to the first end of the headset band in which the first node has a plurality of first jacks. Each first jack selectively receives... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100111350 - Electronic devices including vertically mounted loudspeakers and related assemblies and methods: An electronic device may include a printed circuit board and a speaker box defining an acoustic volume between spaced apart first and second speaker box walls with the first speaker box wall being between the second speaker box wall and the printed circuit board. A loudspeaker may be coupled to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20100111351 - Sound generator: A sound generator, particularly a loudspeaker, configured to emit sound, comprising a rigid element (2) enclosing a plurality of air compartments (3), wherein the rigid element (2) has a back side (B) comprising apertures (4), and a front side (F) that is closed, wherein the generator is provided with at... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

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