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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100189266 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention comprises receiving a downmix signal, object information and preset information, generating downmix processing information using the object information and the preset information, processing the downmix signal using the downmix processing information, and generating multi-channel information using the object... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100189267 - Speaker array apparatus, signal processing method, and program: A speaker array apparatus for outputting sound beams of a plurality of channels based on audio signals of the plurality of channels, includes a directivity control section that controls a directivity of at least one of the sound beams of the channels so as to generate one or more pairs... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100189268 - Acoustic in-ear detection for earpiece: An apparatus comprising an earpiece and a signal processor is disclosed. The earpiece is suitable to be applied at an auditory opening of a user's ear. The earpiece comprises a speaker enabled to be supplied with an audio signal for rendering, and a microphone arranged in vicinity of the speaker... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100189269 - Acoustic in-ear detection for earpiece: An apparatus comprising at least one earpiece suitable to be applied at an auditory opening of a user's ear and a signal processor is disclosed. The earpiece comprises a speaker enabled to be supplied with an audio signal for rendering, and a microphone arranged in vicinity of the speaker arranged... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100189271 - Audio source detection system: In a sound source localization system using a light emitting device for visualizing sound information, including: a light emitting device (40) including a microphone for receiving sound from a sound source (1, 2) and a light emitting means for emitting light based on the sound from the microphone; a generating... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100189270 - Sound volume correcting device, sound volume correcting method, sound volume correcting program, and electronic apparatus: A sound volume correcting device includes: a variable gain unit controlling a gain of an input audio signal on the basis of a gain control signal; a voice average level detector detecting an average level of a human voice signal in the input audio signal; and a gain control signal... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100189273 - Method and apparatus for remote control of an audio source such as a wireless microphone system: A method and apparatus is provided for remotely controlling a set of functions for a wireless audio system from a remote control. The method includes the steps of generating a digitally modulated pilot tone, and transmitting this pilot tone within a radio communication to a wireless receiver. The digitally modulated... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100189272 - Portable terminal and sound detector, which both communicate using body area network, and data controlling method therefor: A sound detector communicates with a portable terminal by manipulation of the portable terminal by a user and may reproduce data communicated between the sound detector and the portable terminal.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100189274 - Device for and a method of processing audio signals: A method is provided which is suitable to cope with non-linear echo paths during acoustic echo cancellation in speakerphones. Non-linear paths occur particularly in hands-free operation of, e.g., a mobile phone, due to driving the amplifier and loudspeaker in the non-linear range. The idea is to combine the commonly known... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100189275 - Passenger compartment communication system: A communication system for a passenger compartment includes at least two microphone arrays arranged within first and second regions, respectively, in the passenger compartment, and at least two loudspeakers and a signal processor connected to the microphone arrays and to the loudspeaker. Each microphone array has at least two microphones... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20100189276 - Monitoring of use status and automatic power management in medical devices: The present invention relates to devices and methods for automatically determining the use status of medical devices and more particularly to automatic power management based on said use status in electronic medical devices. Specifically, although not exclusively, the invention relates to power management of electronic stethoscopes (1), when such devices... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100189277 - System for hearing protectors: A system for hearing protection comprising an outer hearing protection unit, an inner hearing protection unit, and an outer microphone is disclosed, the inner hearing protection unit comprising a speaker and the microphone being arranged to be electrically connectable for transmission of signals to the speaker.... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100189278 - Public-address system: Two terminals (2a, 2b) of an audio signal source (2) are connected to an input of an isolation input circuit (6). An audio signal developed, being isolated from the input-side, between two output-side terminals (6a, 6b) of the isolation input circuit (6) are inputted to a power amplifying stage (12).... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100189279 - Microphone array signal processing apparatus, microphone array signal processing method, and microphone array system: A microphone array signal processing apparatus which is capable of picking up sound in a low frequency band even with a compact microphone array. The microphone array signal processing apparatus is comprised of delay devices (411-1 to 411-M) that add delays to the respective ones of a plurality of sound... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100189281 - method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: An apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof, comprising receiving a downmix signal comprising at least one normal object signal, and bitstream including object information determined when the downmix signal is generated; extracting extension type identifier indicating whether the downmix signal further comprises a multi-channel object signal, from... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100189280 - Signal analysis device, signal control device, its system, method, and program: A signal analysis device includes: a signal reception unit which receives an input signal containing a plurality of constituent elements; and a signal analysis unit which generates analysis information indicating the relationship between the constituent elements from the input signal.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100189282 - Phase equalization for multi-channel loudspeaker-room responses: A system and method for minimizing the complex phase interaction between non-coincident subwoofer and satellite speakers for improved magnitude response control in a cross-over region. An all-pass filter is cascaded with bass-management filters in at least one filter channel, and preferably all-pass filters are cascaded in each satellite speaker channel.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100189283 - Tone emphasizing device, tone emphasizing method, tone emphasizing program, and recording medium: A tone emphasizing device includes a tone emphasizing unit that includes a level detecting unit that detects a fundamental tone level of a tone of a given pitch included in an original tone reproduced by a data player; an extracting unit that extracts frequency components of a fundamental tone and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100189284 - Vibration device and acoustic system: A vibration device according to the present invention includes: a diaphragm; a support system member that supports the diaphragm in a manner that allows the diaphragm to vibrate; a tubular voice coil bobbin attached to the diaphragm; a magnet which is disposed on at least one side among an inner... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100189286 - Audio conference system: An audio conference system including a controller, a plurality of microphones, and an antenna that makes the controller and the microphones communicate via radio communication, in which the controller includes: an utterance permitting unit that, in response to utterance request instruction information received from any of the microphones, transmits utterance... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100189285 - Reading lamp: There is provided a reading lamp having a lighting unit (BE) which has at least first light emitting diodes (LEDs) and/or second light emitting diodes (IR-LEDs) for the emission of IR radiation. The reading lamp further has a modulation unit (ME) for modulation of the light emission of the first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100189287 - Bus circuit: Clock control is handed over in a bus circuit from a first circuit (14) to a second circuit (12). A clock conductor (10a) is driven to a predetermined voltage level with the driver circuit of the first circuit after a last clock period following the start of execution of the... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100189288 - Actuator systems for oral-based appliances: Actuator systems for oral-based appliances utilizing transducers which are attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a dental or oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such oral appliances may be a custom-made device which receives incoming sounds and transmits the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100189289 - Capacitor microphone chip, capacitor microphone, and manufacturing method thereof: An object of the invention is to design microminiaturization and higher sensitivity of a capacitor microphone chip formed by micromachining a silicon substrate and a wafer is diced so that a silicon substrate of a microphone chip is shaped almost like a hexagon, preferably a regular hexagon, and a back... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100189290 - Method and apparatus to evaluate quality of audio signal: A method and apparatus to evaluate a quality of an audio signal, in which the number of effective channels is determined for each of a reference signal of a current frame and a test signal indicative of the reference signal that has passed through an audio codec, and an audio... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100189292 - Hearing device with automatic algorithm switching: A hearing device with a plurality of microphones is intended to be able to be continued to be operated sensibly, even if a microphone fails. Therefore, a hearing device, and in particular a hearing aid, is proposed which provides a decision unit for deciding whether one of the microphones is... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100189291 - Optical pin-point microphone: An optical pin-point microphone has a light source for directing a sensing beam to an object of interest so as to be reflected thereby as a reflected signal beam, a detector having multiple detector elements for receiving the reflected signal beam, and a summer for receiving signals from at least... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100189293 - Environment adaptive type hearing aid: There is provided an environment adaptive type hearing aid capable of reducing the erroneous estimation of an ambient environment or the unnecessary changeover of a hearing aid process. The environment adaptive type hearing aid includes an input section (110) that inputs an ambient sound, a scheduled environment referring section (180)... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100189294 - Shippable speaker box: A speaker box, or enclosure, and kit with five panels connected by flexible couplings is shipped in a stack of four of the five panels, plus two side panels. The flexible couplings may be provided by a single sheet of fabric coupled to the five panels. When the kit is... Agent: Stuart Whittington, Esq.

20100189295 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker for projecting siren and other warning signals which is compact to facilitate installation in emergency vehicles, and which provides a horn projector in the compact space. The loudspeaker has a support in which an electrically driven driver unit is mounted. A chamber providing a plurality of cyclonic or... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher South Winton Court

20100189297 - Handheld electronic device having hidden sound openings offset from an audio source: The disclosure relates to a handheld electronic device. The device comprises a case and an audio transducer. The case has a housing, a cover, an indentation, a first opening and an audio transducer. The housing has a housing surface. The cover has a cover surface with at least a portion... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault (research In Motion Matters)

20100189296 - Thermoacoustic device: A speaker includes a base and a thermoacoustic device. The base includes a first connector, a second connector for receiving external signals, a first engaging member, and an amplifier circuit device electrically connecting to the first connector and the second connector. The thermoacoustic device includes a second engaging member and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100189298 - Unidirectional condenser microphone unit: There is provided a unidirectional condenser microphone unit in which the shield performance of a rear acoustic terminal is assured by simple assembling work without an increase in cost. In a unidirectional condenser microphone unit in which an electrostatic acousto-electric converter is incorporated in a cylindrical, metallic unit case having... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100189299 - Microphone: A method of improving the “tight space” usefulness of a unidirectional microphone of the type having an otherwise screw-together headpiece and handle, includes the steps of: (a) fabricating an adapter having male- and female-threaded ends and a cavity of a specified volume that extends between these ends, and where each... Agent: Larry J. Guffey

20100189300 - Microphone unit: A microphone unit comprises a microphone, leg members and a base. The microphone comprises a diaphragm for detecting sound and a housing for containing the diaphragm. The leg members project outwardly from a rear wall of the housing, and are provided near a second through-hole which connects a second inner... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100189301 - Condenser microphone unit: There is provided a condenser microphone unit in which the shield of a shielding member that covers a front acoustic terminal from the inside of a unit case is assured to prevent noise caused by electromagnetic waves radiated especially from a cellular phone from being generated. In a condenser microphone... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100189302 - Data recorder: A head mounted data storage device comprising an audio receiver for receiving audio signals, a solid state memory for storing received signals, and a power source for providing power to said device. The unit is self contained and adapted to be mounted about the head of a user, typically on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100189303 - Personal audio set with adjustable force mechanisms: A personal audio device including a flexible headband is disclosed. The flexible headband includes a left and right headband portion. The headband has a longitudinal centerline which occupies a substantially single plane. The personal audio device also includes a left earphone, which is secured to a first end of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100189304 - Suspension structure: [Means for Solving Problems] Flat frequency characteristics can be obtained by using a two-fold rotational symmetry frame type suspension, and miniaturization of the whole multifunction vibration actuator can be made by the user of the frame type suspension. With regard to the frame type suspension, use of protruded configuration of... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100183155 - Adaptive remastering apparatus and method for rear audio channel: Provided is an adaptive remastering apparatus and method for a rear channel, which emphasizes only signals of the rear channel while maintaining signals of other channels of a multi-channel audio signal. According to the adaptive remastering apparatus and method for a rear channel, virtual rear left and right channel audio... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100183157 - Audio signal reproduction device and audio signal reproduction system: In an audio signal reproduction device and an audio signal reproduction system of the present invention, an SLch sound is reproduced as a mixed sound that is adjusted appropriately by two speakers 5a, 5d located at Lch and SBLch speaker positions, and an SRch sound is reproduced as a mixed... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100183156 - Audio system and method to control output of the audio system: An audio system and a method to control the output of the audio system are provided. The audio system includes a source unit having an audio signal, a receiver to receive the audio signal and generate a cancellation signal to cancel the audio signal, a first speaker to output the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100183158 - Apparatus, systems and methods for binaural hearing enhancement in auditory processing systems: According to one aspect, a system for binaural hearing enhancement, including at least one auditory receiver and at least one processor coupled to the at least one auditory receiver. The at least one auditory receiver is configured to receive an auditory signal that includes a target signal. The at least... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20100183159 - Method and system for spatialization of sound by dynamic movement of the source: c

20100183160 - Vibration sensor assembly with ambient noise detection: A sensor assembly for detecting vibrational energy on a target surface, including at least one target vibration transducer configured to measure vibrational energy associated with at least one target surface; and at least one environmental vibration transducer, each environmental vibration transducer being configured to measure vibrational energy in the immediate... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100183161 - Method and arrangement for training hearing system users: s

20100183162 - Echo modulation methods and systems: Methods and systems for echo modulation are described. In one embodiment, intensities of a plurality of values in multiple windows of an audio signal may be obtained. The windows may be subject to a periodic boundary condition. A plurality of echo values may be calculated for each of the respective... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100183163 - Sound signal processor and delay time setting method: An echo canceller formed of an adaptive filter is designed such that even under a condition where a system transmission delay is undefined, an appropriate delay time can be set in a delay circuit that absorbs a system delay, and that an effective echo cancellation effect can always be achieved.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100183165 - Noise cancelling device and method, and noise cancelling program: [Means for Solving Problems] A noise cancelling device includes: a divergence coefficient unit 6 for obtaining a filter divergence coefficient from a filter coefficient of a section not including a filter coefficient at a basic tap position decided by the distance between a reference input unit 2 and an audio... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100183164 - Generation of probe noise in a feedback cancellation system: e

20100183166 - External car amplifier capable of producing high power: An external car amplifier includes an audio amplifier module; a pulse width modulation (PWM) module electrically connected to the audio amplifier module to receive signals generated by a phase inverting unit and a source amplifying unit of the audio amplifier module and compare the same with a signal in the... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100183167 - Multi-membrane microphone for high-amplitude audio capture: Disclosed herein are apparatus, method, and computer program product whereby a device receives an acoustic signal. In response to the received acoustic signal, the device outputs electrical signals from a first input audio transducer and a second input audio transducer. The second input audio transducer is less sensitive than the... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100183168 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a digital audio circuit which converts an input digital signal into an analog audio signal, a DC-DC converter having a switching power source circuit, and an audible frequency determining circuit. In order that a difference between a frequency of a first... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100183169 - Voice output unit: The invention intends to provide an appliance which can be easily assembled, assure quality and reliability, and can be downsized. A voice output unit includes: a power source 5 supplying power; a signal processing module 3 which processes voice signals received from an external source as predetermined, and amplifies the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100183170 - Dock without a power source for digital devices: There is provided a dock without a power source for a portable digital device with at least one integrated speaker driver. The dock may include a platform for placement of the portable digital device; a protrusion located at the platform for connection of the portable digital device with the dock... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20100183172 - Method for producing a signal which is audible by an individual: Audible signals (m2) which are transmitted via an uncontrolled transmission path (11) to an individual's ear wearing the control signal processing path (l) of a hearing device are compensated by audible signals (m3) which are produced by an additional controlled signal processing path (20). Signal processing parts are commonly exploited... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100183171 - Structure of speaker: An improved structure of a speaker comprises a cone frame, a surround and a diaphragm, wherein a circumference of the diaphragm is sealed to an edge of an opening of the cone frame. A container portion is disposed on an inner side of the opening of the cone frame. The... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20100183173 - Dynamic sound transducer and receiver: There is provided a dynamic sound transducer having a diaphragm system (10) which has at least a first and second metallized surface (11) which are separated from each other by an insulating surface (12). The dynamic sound transducer further has a moving coil (20) with a coil wire (25). An... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100183174 - Microphone package: In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes: a first substrate having an aperture adapted to receive an acoustic signal; a microphone comprising a plate connected to the first substrate and a movable member connected to the first substrate, where the microphone is adapted to transduce the received acoustic signal into... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100183175 - Audio player with monophonic mode control: An audio player includes an audio headset having two earpieces. A playback circuit provides one of a stereophonic program and a monaural program to the audio headset. The monaural program may be created by mixing channels of the stereophonic program. A mode control is coupled to the playback circuit and... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100183176 - Hearing system with assistance functionality: The hearing system (1) has an assistance functionality, which is capable of providing an individual (2) using said hearing system (1) with assistance information. Such assistance information comprises at least one of explanatory information; instructional information; guiding information. Preferably, said assistance functionality can be customized for an individual (2) using... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100183178 - Blind source separation method and acoustic signal processing system for improving interference estimation in binaural wiener filtering: where HW is the Wiener filter, Φ(x1,n+x2,n)(x1,n+x2,n) is the auto power spectral density of the sum of all of the M interfering point sources components (x1,n, x2,n) contained in the left and right microphone signals and Φ(x1+x2)(x1+x2) is the auto power spectral density of the sum of the left and... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100183177 - User-adaptable hearing aid comprising an initialization module: The invention relates to a hearing aid to be arranged at and/or in an ear, comprising a microphone for converting acoustic signals into electrical signals, a hearing module for providing the electrical signals, a loudspeaker for converting the electrical signals outputted from the hearing module into acoustic signals. The hearing... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100183179 - Acoustic dock for portable electronic device: An accessory for a portable electronic device having a speaker uses an acoustic wave guide to passively amplify and direct the output of the device's speaker. The accessory has a housing with a docking cavity formed therein. The docking cavity has supportive sidewalls that are adapted to receive and support... Agent: Hornkohl Intellectual Property Law, P.l.l.c

20100183180 - Speaker apparatus: A speaker apparatus is provide, which includes a casing, a speaker disposed in the casing, and a one-way inlet valve and a one-way outlet valve disposed in the casing for introducing and discharging air so as to balance pressure inside the casing, thereby enabling an air cushion generated by the... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100183181 - Miniature mems condenser microphone packages and fabrication method thereof: MEMS microphone packages and fabrication methods thereof are disclosed. A MEMS microphone package includes a cavity that houses a MEMS sensing element, an IC chip and other passive elements supported by a common substrate. The cavity is formed by a top cover member, a housing wall surrounds and supports the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100183182 - Helmet and apparatus for active noise suppression: There is provided a safety helmet (1) having an outer helmet shell (2), shock-absorbing material (3) and an electroacoustic transducer (5) for the delivery of a sound signal. The shock-absorbing material (3) has an outside (4) and is arranged within the outer helmet shell (2) with the outside (4) adjacent... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100183183 - Headset for user specific audio service and method for user specific audio service using the same: Provided are a headset for a user specific audio service and a method for a user specific audio service using the same. The headset for a user specific audio service includes: a sensing unit sensing whether or not the headset is put on; an information collecting unit determining whether or... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100183184 - Earphone: There is provided an earphone having an ear hook, at one end of which is arranged a first end of a sliding shaft and at the other end of which (at the ear lobe abutment end) the cable is fixed. The housing of the electroacoustic transducer is connected to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100183185 - Speaker apparatus: A speaker apparatus includes a speaker and a sound box. The sound box is shaped like a wine barrel and includes arced side boards and parallel top and bottom boards coupled to upper and lower ends of the side boards, respectively. The sound box is divided by at least an... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100183186 - Speaker mounting member for display apparatus: s

20100183187 - Loudspeaker with a stiffening element: wherein the loudspeaker includes a stiffening element which extends around the drive unit and stiffens the membrane body at the base region of the dished portion, so as to reinforce the membrane against deformation in the base region. By including the stiffening element, it has been found that the first... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100177902 - Audio transmission system: An audio transmission system of an FM carrier frequency signal conveys an analog audio signal with minimum distortion, high signal to noise ratio, and minimum phase distortion. The system employs digital data processing blocks to generate a VHF FM carrier signal which is subsequently converted to an UHF FM carrier... Agent: David W. Wong

20100177903 - Hybrid derivation of surround sound audio channels by controllably combining ambience and matrix-decoded signal components: Ambience signal components are obtained from source audio signals, matrix-decoded signal components are obtained from the source audio signals, and the ambience signal components are controllably combined with the matrix-decoded signal components. Obtaining ambience signal components may include applying at least one decorrelation filter sequence. The same decorrelation filter sequence... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.

20100177905 - System for active noise control with parallel adaptive filter configuration: An active noise control system includes a plurality of adaptive filters. The plurality of adaptive filters each receives an input signal representative of an undesired sound. The adaptive filters may each generate an output signal based on the input signal. The output signals are used to generate an anti-noise signal... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100177904 - Noise reducing earphone: A noise reducing earphone includes a body, a speaker, a microphone and a signal processor. The body includes a cavity and a sound tunnel. The speaker and the microphone are both disposed in the cavity. The speaker is configured for outputting audio signals through the sound tunnel. The microphone is... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100177906 - Distributed sensing of signals linked by sparse filtering: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods for distributed sensing and centralized reconstruction of two correlated signals, modeled as the input and output of an unknown sparse filtering operation.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100177907 - Headphones and earmuffs: There is provided a headphone comprising: a pair of right and left housings each for accommodating a speaker unit; a headband having a shape curved in a longitudinal direction to which the pair of right and left housings are connected on both sides in the longitudinal direction, respectively; and first... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100177908 - Adaptive beamformer using a log domain optimization criterion: Described is a audio signal processing technology in which an adaptive beamformer processes input signals from microphones based on an estimate received from a pre-filter. The adaptive beamformer may compute its parameters (e.g., weights) for each frame based on the estimate, via a magnitude-domain objective function or log-magnitude-domain objective function.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100177909 - Beamforming system comprising a transducer assembly: A beamforming system (ASY) comprises a modular transducer assembly (MTA) composed of a plurality of transducer modules (TM1, TM2, TM3). A transducer module comprises a plurality of interfaces having different geometrical orientations. An interface allows the transducer module to be physically coupled to another transducer module. In a reconnaissance phase,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100177910 - Sound reproducing apparatus using in-ear earphone: First, in a state where a pair of earphones 110 are worn in both ears of a listening person, a measurement signal generated by a measurement signal generating section 101 is outputted from the earphone 110. The signal (wearing-state signal) which is reflected by an eardrum and returns to the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100177911 - Method of constructing a multiway loudspeaker system with improved phase response to pass a square wave: A multi-way loudspeaker system comprising of frequency equalization circuit, a linear phase dividing network, with optional phase shifters to enable the loudspeaker to have substantially improved frequency and phase response characteristics but not limited thereto is discussed. The loudspeaker exhibits high accuracy not only in amplitude but also in time... Agent: Ryuji Yonemoto

20100177912 - System and method for providing volume control: User volume control when switching from one external input port to another is provided. Once a user request to switch from one input port to another is received by an electronic user device, a determination may be made as to whether there is a stored user-defined default volume level that... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100177913 - Microphone preamplifier circuit and voice sensing devices: A microphone preamplifier circuit is provided in a system on chip. An amplifier comprises a first input end, a second input end, and an output end. A bias voltage is provided by a bias voltage source. A first sensor is coupled to the first input end and the bias voltage... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100177914 - Electrostatic thin-film sound transducer, and method for the production thereof: There is described an electrostatic film sound transducer, which comprises at least two laterally spaced-apart flat electrodes and at least one flat, electrically conductive layer (7) which is not electrically connected to these flat electrodes and is arranged over the two laterally spaced-apart electrodes. There is additionally described the production... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100177915 - Method for signal processing for a hearing aid and corresponding hearing aid: A method for signal processing for a hearing aid aims to better match signal processing for a hearing aid and in particular a hearing device to a situation and includes processing an input signal in accordance with a first processing algorithm to form a first intermediate signal and processing the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100177916 - Method for determining unbiased signal amplitude estimates after cepstral variance modification: then the unbiased signal amplitude estimates () are determined by multiplying the cepstrally-modified spectral amplitudes () with the bias reduction factor (r) according to the equation =. A method for speech enhancement and a hearing aid use the method for determining unbiased signal amplitude estimates () in order to offer... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100177917 - Adaptive feedback gain correction: A hearing aid includes a signal processor, a input transducer electrically connected to the signal processor, a receiver electrically connected to the signal processor, an adaptive feedback cancellation filter configured to suppress feedback from a signal path between the receiver and the input transducer, and a feedback gain correction unit... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100177918 - Device and method to reduce ear wax clogging of acoustic ports, hearing aid sealing system, and feedback reduction system: At least one exemplary embodiment that is directed to a conformal hearing aid comprising: a hearing aid body, where the hearing aid body houses a microphone and a receiver, where the microphone is positioned within the hearing aid body to measure acoustic signals from an ambient environment, and where the... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20100177919 - Earpiece with bars: It is to be guaranteed that a receiver of a hearing apparatus and especially of a hearing device will be sufficiently centered in an auditory canal with an earpiece. Thus an earpiece for inserting into an auditory canal is provided that has a first hollow-cylindrical body and a second hollow-cylindrical... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100177920 - A micro-speaker: There is provided multiple embodiments of a micro-speaker that reproduces audio signals at a low resonant frequency, which correspondingly allows for low frequency reproduction of audio signals by the micro-speaker. The various embodiments of the micro-speaker may enable usage of spiders with larger areas such that mechanical compliance of the... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20100177921 - Response speaker system: A sound generator like a guitar supplies an electrical out put to operate speakers that are mounted in a chassis. The electrical output is divided into three frequency ranges, separately amplified and delivered to speakers mounted in a three separate enclosures each acoustically isolated from the other.... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP

20100177922 - Condenser microphone using the ceramic package whose inside is encompassed by metal or conductive materials: A condenser microphone comprising a substrate disposed on a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) microphone chip and a circuit part; a package having a ring shape disposed on the substrate with the package surrounding the MEMS microphone chip and the circuit part; an insertion part having a ring shape formed... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100177923 - Microphone unit: There is provided a microphone unit comprising a hoop (10) with a first and second end (11, 12), a microphone capsule (20) at the first end (11) and a connection plug (30) at the second end (12) of the hoop (10). The hoop (10) has a flexible or bendable tubular... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100177924 - Earphone capable of adapting to different audio output sockets: An earphone is configured to be coupled to a first audio output socket or a second audio output socket. The earphone includes a main body and a plug module. The main body includes a sleeve adapter, an earpiece, and a cable electrically connecting the sleeve adapter and the earpiece. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100177925 - Speaker device: A speaker device includes a diaphragm having an inner rim connected to a voice coil bobbin and an outer rim connected to a frame through an edge, wherein the diaphragm is shaped so that a peak portion is formed with an acute angle folded back between the inner rim and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100177926 - Capacitive electroacoustic transducer and microphone: There is provided a capacitive electro-acoustic transducer comprising an active diaphragm (20) and a first and a second diaphragm carrier (60). The active diaphragm (20) is accommodated between the first and second diaphragm carriers (60). The first and second diaphragm carriers (60) each have a respective flat electrode (30). The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100177927 - Loudspeaker and electronic apparatus using the same: In a loudspeaker, three magnets are disposed to provide magnetic gaps therebetween and a voice coil is fit therein. The magnets disposed at both sides are magnetized so that their opposing poles exhibit the same magnetic polarity. The magnet in the middle has its magnetic poles in the direction perpendicular... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100177928 - Speaker and electronic apparatus employing the same: A loudspeaker includes a diaphragm, a voice coil fixed to the diaphragm, a first magnet having a first pole surface facing an inner side of the voice coil, a second magnet located inside the inner side of the voice coil, and a first magnetic fluid provided between the first pole... Agent: Ratnerprestia

07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100172505 - Audio device: A signal processing section 3 is set up which provides an anti-phase component signal S extracted by an anti-phase component extracting section 2 with a transfer characteristic (Hd+Hx)/(Hd−Hx); an adder 4 adds the phase-inverted signal of the anti-phase component signal S provided with the transfer characteristic by the signal processing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100172506 - Hearing aids: The hearing aids comprise a microphone, a signal processor, and a receiver, and have a constitution in which the microphone generates an input signal from an input sound and generate an output signal and send it to the ear on the opposite side only when a specific condition is satisfied... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100172507 - Method and apparatus for measurement of gain margin of a hearing assistance device: Method and apparatus for determination of gain margin of a hearing assistance device under test. In varying examples, the impulse response for multiple levels can be taken and used to arrive at a gain margin. The method and apparatus, in various examples, process critical portions of the resulting data for... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100172508 - Method and apparatus of generating sound field effect in frequency domain: A method and apparatus of generating a sound field effect is provided. The sound field effect generating apparatus may generate a frequency coefficient that is frequency-transformed from a direct signal, may generate a reflection signal from the frequency coefficient, may generate an output signal using the frequency coefficient and the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100172509 - Electromagnetically-countered piezo speaker systems and methods: The present invention relates to an electromagnetically-countered system including at least one wave source irradiating harmful electromagnetic waves and at least one counter unit emitting counter electromagnetic waves by countering the harmful waves by such counter waves. More particularly, the present invention relates to generic counter units for electromagnetically-countered piezoelectric... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100172511 - Active silencer and method for controlling active silencer: An active silencer includes: a speaker generating control sound which interferes with noise; a microphone detecting noise remaining after the interference as a remaining noise signal; a sound quality evaluation unit evaluating the sound quality of the remaining noise and output a result of the sound quality evaluation; an actuation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100172510 - Adaptive noise cancelling: Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes electronic circuitry and a noise cancelling system. The noise cancelling system is connected to the electronic circuitry. The noise cancelling system includes a positioning interface. The noise cancelling system is configured to provide a noise cancelling signal based on, at least partially,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100172512 - Internet protocol streaming audio system: This disclosure describes an internet protocol streaming audio system 20. This system 20 includes a TCP/IP LAN network 200 that streams the digital audio signal and a plurality of network speaker nodes 100 coupled to the TCP/IP LAN network 200. An individual network speaker node 100 includes a network controller... Agent: Matthew J. Booth & Associates, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20100172513 - Electronic signal processor: An electronic signal processor for processing signals includes a complex first filter, one or more gain stages and a second filter. The first filter is characterized by a frequency response curve that includes multiple corner frequencies, with some corner frequencies being user selectable. The first filter also has at least... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100172514 - Sound processing system: A sound enhancement system is configured such that sound emitting and collecting apparatuses 100 to 105 are connected to each other via a transmission line LT. The sound emitting and collecting apparatuses 100 to 105 are grouped into a master and a slave. The master sound emitting and collecting apparatus... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100172515 - Filter circuit: A filter circuit includes: an input terminal; a first resistance; a second resistance; a capacitor; and an output terminal, in which the first resistance, the second resistance, and the capacitor are connected in series in this order between the input terminal and a ground point, the output terminal is provided... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100172516 - To systems for acoustic diffusion: Described is a unit for amplifying and processing audio signals for driving an electro-acoustic transducer (D), comprising: an input for audio signals; a processor for audio signals (107); an output for a signal for driving said electro-acoustic transducer; and an input for at least one operating quantity of the electro-acoustic... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100172518 - Microphone and orientation sensor assembly: A microphone and orientation sensor system includes a microphone and an orientation sensor. The microphone has a diaphragm. The orientation sensor includes an inertial load member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The sensor also includes at least one electrode positioned adjacent to the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100172517 - Microphone preamplifier circuit and voice sensing devices: A microphone preamplifier circuit is provided. An amplifier comprises a first input end, a second input end, and an output end. A bias voltage is provided by a bias voltage source. A first sensor is coupled to the first input end and the bias voltage source for sensing a first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100172519 - Bone-conduction microphone built-in headset: A bone-conduction microphone built-in headset comprises: an ear pad; an ear cup capable of covering an ear; a piezoelectric element composing a bone-conduction microphone; a buffer material forming the ear pad; a baffle board provided between the ear pad and the ear cup; a wire laid from the piezoelectric element,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100172520 - Assembling method of speaker and electronic apparatus employing that speaker: A voice coil wound to have a loop having an inner side is fixed to a diaphragm vibrating in a vibration direction. A first magnet having a first pole surface is fixed to an upper case. A second magnet having a second pole surface is fixed to a lower case.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100172521 - Electret assembly for a microphone having a backplate with improved charge stability: The present invention relates to a microphone that includes a housing and a diaphragm and backplate located with the housing. The housing has a sound port for receiving the sound. The diaphragm undergoes movement relative to the backplate, which it opposes, in response to the incoming sound. The backplate has... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100172522 - Programmable earphone device with customizable controls and heartbeat monitoring: Methods and systems for providing a programmable earphone device with customizable controls and heartbeat monitoring are described. The earphone device may include a wireless connection to a media player, a left and a right earphone, and at least one input mechanism, wherein the input mechanism is located on at least... Agent: Convergent Law Group LLP

20100172523 - Method and apparatus for detecting user activities from within a hearing assistance device using a vibration sensor: The present subject matter relates to method and apparatus for processing sound by a hearing assistance device. In one example, the present subject matter is an apparatus for processing sound for a hearing assistance device, comprising: a microphone adapted for reception of the sound and to create a sound signal... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100172524 - Hearing aids and methods and apparatus for audio fitting thereof: A field ready, unsupervised-use ready, method and apparatus for audio fitting a hearing aid is described in a hand held configuration having paired comparisons (hearing selections) stored in and derivable from a memory therein. The paired comparisons are presented one at a time to a user and a preferred selection... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100172525 - Hearing device with rf communication: In a hearing device with an audio signal processing stage (3, 7, 5) and an Rf signal processing stage (9, 11) the Rf signal processing stage is realized in one module (13a), whereas the audio signal processing stage is realized in a second module (13b). The two modules are releasably... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100172526 - Method for controlling a transmission system as well as a transmission system: A transmission system and a method for controlling the transmission system comprising at least one interface unit and at least one adjustable device are disclosed. The method includes configuring the at least one interface unit according to interface configuration parameters, and enabling the at least one interface unit according to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100172527 - Hearing aid having improved rf immunity to rf electromagnetic interference produced from a wireless communications device: A hearing aid has improved immunity to RF electromagnetic interference produced from wireless communications devices. A microphone receives audio signals from the environment. Audio circuitry is connected to the microphone and amplifies the audio signals. A speaker is connected to the audio circuitry and directs the audio signals into an... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist - Rim

20100172528 - Battery compartment with latching element for a behind-the-ear hearing device and behind-the-ear hearing device: A battery compartment for a behind-the-ear hearing device includes a battery compartment body having a battery receiving space for accommodating a battery and at least one latching element for locking to a hearing device housing. The latching element and the battery compartment body are formed of different materials and the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100172529 - Method and apparatus for detecting user activities from within a hearing assistance device using a vibration sensor: The present subject matter relates to method and apparatus for detecting user activities within a hearing assistance device, and among other things, apparatus including a microphone for reception of sound and to generate a sound signal; an electret vibration sensor adapted to measure mechanical vibration and to produce a vibration... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100172531 - Method and apparatus for hearing assistance device microphones: One embodiment of the present subject matter includes an apparatus, including: a microphone to convert sound into a signal; and an electrically adjustable shutter including conductive polymer, the shutter in acoustic communication with the microphone and configured to provide an adjustable acoustic resistance to the microphone. Variations include conductive traces... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100172530 - Speaker component for a portable electronic device: A speaker component for a portable electronic device which accepts a receiver and redirects the sound emitted from the receiver toward the speaker hole in the device housing is disclosed. The receiver may be oriented such that sound is directed away from the speaker hole to reduce the footprint of... Agent: Palm C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100172532 - Earphone and headset: There is provided an earphone comprising a first housing (2) with a first control unit (30), a first electroacoustic reproduction transducer (W1, a first operating element (20) and a first microphone (40) for recording speech signals (SS). The first control unit (30) is electrically connected to the first operating element... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100172533 - Diaphragm for speaker, speaker using the diaphragm, and system using the speaker: A loudspeaker diaphragm contains polylactic acid, and bamboo charcoal mixed in the polylactic acid. The diaphragm does not affect environment and provides a loudspeaker with high sound quality.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100172534 - Magnetic structure for an ironless electrodynamic-loudspeaker motor, motors and loudspeakers: A magnetic structure generating a magnetic field for an ironless motor of an electrodynamic loudspeaker having a mobile coil, wherein the magnetic structure generates a magnetic field in a gap in which the coil is arranged. The magnetic structure includes of a stack of three magnets corresponding to one intermediate... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100172535 - Spider arrangement for electromagnetic vibrator: A spider arrangement for an electromagnetic vibrator includes an outer rim adapted for mounting to a supporting frame of the electromagnetic vibrator, an inner rim coaxially aligning with the outer rim for mounting to an induction coil of the electromagnetic vibrator, and a plurality of suspension arms radially and evenly... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100172536 - Loudspeaker: A leader line of a voice coil from a conductive wire part is drawn out from a part between a diaphragm coupling part and a part disposed in the magnetic gap toward a frame in a non-contact state with a diaphragm. One end side of the second edge made of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100172537 - Loudspeaker with rear surround support: An improved dynamic loudspeaker that eliminates all visible mechanical components except the diaphragm when viewed from the front in a mounting baffle, and enables all of the front exposed diaphragm surface to emit sound. The surround support is entirely located within the perimeter edge of the diaphragm. A conventional dynamic... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100166190 - Device for and a method of processing an audio signal: A device for processing an audio signal, wherein the device comprises a detection unit adapted for detecting a widening state of the audio signal, and a widening modification unit adapted for modifying a widening characteristic of the audio signal depending on the detected widening state of the audio signal.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100166191 - Method and apparatus for conversion between multi-channel audio formats: An input multi-channel representation is converted into a different output multi-channel representation of a spatial audio signal, in that an intermediate representation of the spatial audio signal is derived, the intermediate representation having direction parameters indicating a direction of origin of a portion of the spatial audio signal; and in... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100166192 - Integrated circuit for reducing radio frequency interference due to antenna effects: The invention provides an integrated circuit for reducing radio frequency interference due to antenna effects. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit includes a pre-stage audio processor and a post-stage power amplifier. The pre-stage audio processor receives a left channel input signal and a right channel input signal, processes the left... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100166194 - Apparatus and method for processing audio: In the specification and drawing an apparatus for processing audio is described and shown with an audio processor for acquiring at least one audio signal from an audio chip and transforming the audio signal into a surround sound signal and a transmitter for emitting the surround sound signal to a... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100166193 - Multiple display systems with enhanced acoustics experience: A method and a system are described providing multiple display systems with an enhanced acoustics experience. A source audio signal having a plurality of source audio channels is generated from an audio signal source. The system includes a plurality of speakers connected to a plurality of display systems. A speaker... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100166195 - Acoustic apparatus: An acoustic apparatus without increasing noise etc. even when plural directional microphones collect sounds from a place of the same distances is provided. Sound signals output from the microphone arrays are subjected to phase shift by phase shift circuits 211A to 211H, and the sound signals are combined by an... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100166196 - Method for volume adaptation, mobile electronic device and computer program product using the method thereof: A method for volume adaptation, a mobile electronic device and a computer program product are disclosed. According to the method for volume adaptation, a sound producing function is started. At intervals, a present first environmental noise is sampled, a present set playing volume of the mobile electronic device is inquired... Agent: J C Patents

20100166197 - Sound corrector, sound measurement device, sound reproducer, sound correction method, and sound measurement method: According to one embodiment, a sound corrector includes a signal outputter, a response signal, a frequency specifier, a coefficient specifier, a filter, and an outputter. The signal outputter outputs a measurement signal to measure acoustical properties of an object to be measured. The response signal receiver receives a response signal... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100166198 - Hearing instrument with improved initialisation of parameters of digital feedback suppression circuitry: A method of modelling a feedback path from a receiver to a microphone in a hearing instrument, includes applying an electronic probe signal with an increasing level as a function of time to the receiver for conversion of the electronic probe signal into an acoustic probe signal output by the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100166199 - Acoustic echo reduction circuit for a \"hands-free\" device usable with a cell phone: The device comprises: a circuit for picking up acoustic signals with the microphone (18); a circuit for playing back audio signals with an amplifier (30) and a loudspeaker (16); an interface circuit (20) for interfacing with a telephone network or a cell phone; and a circuit for digitally processing audio... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100166200 - Feedback elimination method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for detecting a singing frequency in a signal processing system using two neural-networks is disclosed. The first one (a hit neural network) monitors the maximum spectral peak FFT bin as it changes with time. The second one (change neural network) monitors the monotonic increasing behavior. The... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20100166201 - Electromagnetically-countered speaker systems and methods: The present invention relates to electromagnetically-countered speaker systems for generating acoustic sounds according to dynamic signals supplied thereto while minimizing irradiation of harmful electromagnetic waves therefrom. More particularly, the present invention relates to various speaker systems which do not include speaker magnets but include driver members for generating the sounds... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100166202 - Noise reduction device: A noise control device includes the following structural elements. A signal memory records both of a noise signal supplied from a noise microphone and an error signal supplied from an error microphone. A filter coefficient calculator calculates a fixed filter coefficient of a control filter by using data recorded in... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100166206 - Device for and a method of processing audio data: A device (100) for processing audio data, wherein the device (100) comprises an audio transducer (102, 104) adapted for being operable as a loudspeaker or as a microphone, wherein the audio transducer (102, 104) is adapted for detecting audio data indicative of body noise of a user (106) when being... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100166204 - Headphone set: A headphone set is equipped with left- and right-ear headphone units. Each unit includes a housing body having a first plane section and a second plane section that faces the first section, the sections being almost perpendicular to a cross section of a cavum conchae of a user's ear when... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100166203 - Headset: There is provided an earphone comprising a first housing (LK, AK, IK) for receiving an electroacoustic transducer and a second housing (RK, AK, IK) for receiving an electroacoustic reproduction transducer, at least one outer microphone (M1) for recording outside sound and at least one inner microphone (M2) for recording sound... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100166205 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a jack, a noise-canceling section, a judgment section, and a first regulation section. The jack is connectable with a plug of a headphone including a microphone, outputs a first signal to the headphone, and inputs a second signal from the microphone. The noise-canceling section generates... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100166207 - Headphone apparatus and reproducing apparatus: Disclosed herein is a headphone apparatus including: two cases; a connecting part configured to connect the two cases to each other; a detector configured to detect connection of the two cases to each other via the connecting part; and a controller configured to carry out predetermined control in response to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100166208 - Reproducing apparatus and headphone apparatus: Disclosed herein is a reproducing apparatus including: a case; a headphone configured to be so provided as to protrude on one surface of the case and be inserted into an ear hole; an operating unit configured to be provided on a further surface orthogonal to the one surface of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100166209 - Companion microphone system and method: Systems and methods for wireless communication can include a first unit configured to synchronously transmit a first digital audio packet redundantly in at least a first dedicated slot and a second dedicated slot over a time period, and a second unit configured to receive wireless transmissions from the first unit.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100166210 - Engine speed calculation device and engine sound generation device: An engine sound generation device adapted to an electric vehicle includes an engine speed calculation unit which calculates the virtual engine speed based on the motor revolution speed, vehicle speed, and acceleration opening. The engine speed calculation unit calculates the virtual engine speed with reference to the vehicle-dependent engine speed... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100166211 - Lightweight audio system for automotive applications and method: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402

20100166212 - Sound emission and collection device: It is possible to provide a sound emission and collection device having a compact configuration and being capable of suppressing a wraparound sound from a speaker to a microphone and improving the S/N ratio. In the sound emission and collection device, a plurality of speakers (11) have a sound emission... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100166213 - Anti-feedback device and anti-feedback method: An anti-feedback device includes an anti-feedback filter provided in a closed loop, The anti-feedback device down-samples a signal of specific band selected from an output signal of an adaptive target signal transfer system and a signal of the same band selected from an input signal of the transfer system, and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100166214 - Electrical apparatus, audio-receiving circuit and method for filtering noise: An electronic apparatus at least including an audio-receiving circuit is provided. The audio-receiving circuit includes an audio receiver and a processor. The audio receiver receives a sound wave from a sound source, and generates a first audio signal containing a plurality of noises to the processor. The processor performs a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100166215 - Wind noise rejection apparatus: An apparatus for reduction of wind noise comprised of an electro-acoustic transducer arrangement with at least two and preferably a minimum of three omni-directional transducer elements. The exposed structure is covered with at least one thin layer of wind-resistive material. The electrical outputs of the elements are added together to... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100166216 - Nonlinear signal processing: A method of determining a signal input to a transducer from the signal output from the transducer, the method comprising receiving as input at a processing means the signal output from the transducer, processing the signal output from the transducer in dependance upon a value for the linear gain coefficient... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100166219 - Elevated toroid microphone apparatus: A video teleconferencing directional microphone includes three microphone elements arranged coincidentally on a vertical axis. The three microphone elements are placed on a supporting surface so that a first microphone element is on the surface, and the second and third microphone elements are elevated above the supporting surface. The directional... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100166217 - Method of and circuit for adjusting frequency of a driving signal of electronic horn by means of capacitor: The present invention discloses a driving circuit for electronic horn and a driving method for the electronic horn. The driving circuit includes an oscillating circuit, which generates a signal having oscillating frequency. Based on the signal, said driving circuit generates a driving signal to drive the electronic horn to produce... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100166218 - Sound processor, sound reproducer, and sound processing method: According to one embodiment, a sound processor includes a creating module, a filter, and a combining module. The creating module creates a plurality of first acoustic models based on a frequency characteristic that represents an acoustic property of an object to be measured. The first acoustic models are modeled with... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100166220 - Band division apparatus: A band division apparatus obtains an analog low-band signal, an analog intermediate-band signal and an analog high-band signal from a digital sound signal. In the band division apparatus, a digital filter separates the digital sound signal into a digital intermediate-band signal having the intermediate frequency band while the high frequency... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100166221 - Sound setting apparatus and sound setting method: A sound setting apparatus includes: a manipulating unit capable of making an input manipulation in upward, downward, left, right, and rotation directions; a band setting unit that sets each of individual frequency bands corresponding to low, midrange, and high frequencies in controlling an equalizer, in response to an input manipulation... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100166222 - System and method for digital signal processing: The present invention provides for methods and systems for digitally processing an audio signal. In various embodiments, a method comprises receiving a profile comprising a plurality of filter equalizing coefficients, configuring a plurality of filters of a graphic equalizer with the plurality of filter equalizing coefficients from the profile, receiving... Agent: Don J. Pelto Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100166223 - Adjusting acoustic speaker output based on an estimated degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port: A degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port may be estimated by detecting touch contact between the ear and at least one touch sensor in fixed relation to the speaker port. The degree of seal is estimated based on the detected touch contact. Based upon the estimated... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100166224 - Loudness circuit without operational amplifier: A loudness circuit without operational amplifiers is provided. The loudness circuit includes a first equivalent resistance circuit for accepting an audio signal; a second equivalent resistance circuit connected to the first equivalent resistance circuit; and a series resistor and capacitor, parallel connected with the second equivalent resistance circuit for determining... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100166225 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method and program: A signal processing apparatus includes a first audio adjustment information generator generating a first audio adjustment information in accordance with an audio signal in a content item, a sound input unit, a sound output unit, an audio separator separating the audio signal from noise signals which are both output from... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100166226 - Audio control method and audio control apparatus: A channel conversion part (214) performs channel conversion on audio data of a plurality of channels so that the number of channels thereof is converted to an appropriate number of channels for which an acoustic effect can be verified or perceived by audience according to the volume level of reproduced... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100166227 - Circuits for biasing/charging high impedance loads: A charging circuit for charging/biasing high impedance loads such as capacitive loads. The circuit comprises an input for connecting to a voltage/charge source and an output for connecting to the load. A capacitor is connected between the output and a reference voltage such as ground and a reverse bias diode... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100166228 - Apparatus and method for biasing a transducer: An apparatus comprising a capacitive transducer, for example a MEMS microphone. A first voltage generator is connected to receive a first voltage (VDD*) and generate a second voltage (VCP) for biasing the capacitive transducer. A control circuit is adapted to, in use, control the first voltage (VDD*) based on a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100166229 - Charge pump circuits: Charge pump circuits having circuit components such as transistors which may be damaged by voltage transients greater than the normal operating voltage levels of the charge pump circuit, such as may be experienced during powering down. The circuit components to be protected are connected in parallel with a leakage element... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100166230 - Flat speaker structure and device: A solar flat speaker structure including a flat speaker and a solar cell is provided. The flat speaker includes a chamber substrate, a diaphragm and an upper electrode; the solar cell includes a substrate, and the flat speaker is disposed on a surface of the substrate of the solar cell,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100166231 - Thermoacoustic device: A thermoacoustic device includes a substrate, at least one first electrode, at least one second electrode and a sound wave generator. The at least one first electrode and the at least one second electrode are disposed on the substrate. The sound wave generator is contacting with the at least one... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100166232 - Thermoacoustic module, thermoacoustic device, and method for making the same: A thermoacoustic module includes a substrate, a sound wave generator, at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode. The substrate has a top surface, and the top surface defines at least one recess. The sound wave generator is located on the top surface of the substrate and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100166233 - Thermoacoustic module, thermoacoustic device, and method for making the same: A thermoacoustic module includes a substrate, at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode located on the substrate, a sound wave generator, and at least one spacer. The sound wave generator is electrically connected to the at least one first electrode and the at least one second... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100166234 - Thermoacoustic module, thermoacoustic device, and method for making the same: A thermoacoustic module includes a substrate, at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode located on the substrate, a cover board spaced from the substrate, and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator is located between the cover board and the substrate. The sound wave generator... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100166235 - Silicon condenser microphone: A silicon condenser microphone includes a silicon substrate defining an opening, a diaphragm supported above the substrate, a backplate opposite to the diaphragm for forming a capacitor together with the diaphragm. The diaphragm includes a central vibrating portion and a plurality of arms extending from an edge of the vibrating... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100166236 - Electromagnetically-countered display systems and methods: The present invention relates to an electromagnetically-countered display system including at least one wave source and at least one counter unit, where such a wave source irradiates harmful electromagnetic waves and the counter unit emits counter electromagnetic waves for countering the harmful waves therewith. More particularly, the present invention relates... Agent: Youngtack Shim

20100166237 - Single earphone for stereo and monaural audio devices: Our earphone employs a standard three-conductor stereo headphone plug, inserted into an ordinary stereo jack, enabling the listener to hear the combined left and right channels of stereo audio in a single ear without the need for any kind of adapter. The single earphone enables a person with a hearing... Agent: Barry C. Leeper

20100166238 - Surround sound virtualization apparatus and method: A surround sound virtualization apparatus and method. The surround sound virtualization apparatus may include an audio decoder to perform head-related transfer function (HRTF) filtering, and a time delay unit to provide a time delay to a plurality of output signals of the audio decoder.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100166239 - Shielding of behind-the-ear hearing aids: Provided is a method and shield for shielding a behind-the-ear hearing aid. A Mu metal shielding material is bonded to the external or internal surface of the behind-the-ear hearing aid, the shielding providing effective shielding of electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range of 20 Hz to MHz and effective sound... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20100166240 - Hearing apparatus for pets: An apparatus that provides vibration cues, indicative of ambient sounds, to deaf and hard-of-hearing pets. This apparatus, attached to a pet's collar, receives sounds via an attached microphone, processes said sounds to discriminate changes in sound patterns or to detect specifically-programmed sound patterns, and then outputs vibrations that are indicative... Agent: Richard W. Prior

20100166241 - Hearing aid ear dome: The present invention relates to an ear tip for the end of the tube coupling the hearing aid receiver to the ear canal of a receiver wearing the hearing aid. The ear tip has variable openings therethrough for adjusting and reducing the occlusion effect in the ear canal. The ear... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20100166242 - Direct digital speaker apparatus having a desired directivity pattern: Direct digital speaker apparatus receiving a digital input signal and generating sound accordingly, the apparatus comprising an array of pressure-producing elements and a controller operative to compute a timing pattern determining if and when each pressure-producing element is actuated so as to achieve a desired directivity pattern.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100166243 - Ear warming article including electronic device and easily interchangeable advertising areas: An ear warming article that can be comprised of a C-shaped resilient band, an outer sleeve and a speaker or other electronic device is described. The outer sleeve is dimensioned to contain the resilient band, and includes two insulating, ear-receiving portions as well as a first opening through which the... Agent: Rimas Lukas LukasIPGroup

20100166244 - Microphone and microphone head: A microphone includes a microphone head having a chassis, a circuit board and a microphone cage. The chassis may be fixed in the microphone cage, and the circuit board may be fixed between the chassis and the microphone cage.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100166245 - Earphone device and sound generating apparatus equipped with the same: An inserting type earphone device is broken down into a signal-to-sound converter, an ear pad to be inserted into an acoustic meatus of user, a sound tube provided between the signal-to-sound converter and the ear pad and a switching mechanism provided in association with the sound tube and ear pad,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100166246 - Receiving structure for speaker: A receiving structure for a speaker includes a housing, a filter, a speaker a LED and a circuit board, the housing comprises a receiving cavity, the receiving cavity defines an assembling groove at the bottom, the assembling groove defines a slit at the bottom, the filter is assembled in the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100166247 - Flexible luminescent electro-acoustic transducer and electronic device using the same: An electro-acoustic transducer according to the present invention is provided. The electro-acoustic transducer includes a conductive plate with a plurality of openings, an electret diaphragm and a fluorescent layer. The electret diaphragm is positioned on the conductive plate and has a film body and an electrode layer. The film body... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100166248 - Speaker with heat dissipation arrangement: A speaker having a heat-transfer upper bearing cup fastened to the bottom side of the cone paper, a bottom bearing cup set between the heat-transfer upper bearing cup and the damper, and a heat-transfer sound coil holder capped on the sound coil with bottom hooks thereof fastened to the heat-transfer... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100166249 - Dual loop speaker: A dual loop speaker having a low profile is disclosed to include a bracket holding a magnet and a U-yoke around the magnet, a damper connected between the bracket and the U-yoke, a cone paper connected between the bracket and the damper and having an inside step, a dust cover... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

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