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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100215182 - Light-emission responder: A light-emission responder can respond to input of sound, realizes versatility of response, and can be applied to various use forms. A microphone (110) converts a sound wave into an electric signal. An amplifying section (111) amplifies the electric signal and outputs it to an AGC section (112). The AGC... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100215183 - Audio jack for a portable electronic device: A portable electronic device includes a processor provided in a housing, a jack being sized for receiving a plug of an audio accessory and having electrical connectors for enabling communication between the audio accessory and the processor, the electrical connectors for contacting corresponding electrical connectors of the plug and a... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

20100215184 - Method for determining a set of filter coefficients for an acoustic echo compensator: The invention provides a method for determining a set of filter coefficients for an acoustic echo compensator in a beamformer arrangement. The acoustic echo compensator compensates for echoes within the beamformed signal. A plurality of sets of filter coefficients for the acoustic echo compensator is provided. Each set of filter... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100215185 - Acoustic echo cancellation: An input signal is supplied to a loudspeaker-room-microphone system having a transfer function and that provides an output signal. An adaptive filter unit models the transfer function of the loudspeaker-room-microphone system and provides an approximated output signal, where the output signal and the approximated output signal are subtracted from each... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea Getz P.C.

20100215186 - Shareable headphone system with detachable earbuds: Various embodiments disclose a portable device accessory configured to couple to a source. The portable device accessory can include: (a) a first umbilical cable, the first umbilical cable having: (1) a first input, the first input configured to couple to the source and receive a source signal; (2) a first... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100215187 - Public address system using wireless mobile communication devices: A public address system is set forth, comprising at least one wireless mobile communication device; a sound system; and a back-end system for selectively receiving a wireless signal from the wireless mobile communication device and transmitting the signal to the sound system for broadcast.... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20100215188 - Vehicle mounted cradle and sound amplifier for a personal communication device: The present invention is a vehicle mounted cradle and sound amplifier for a personal communication device, the cradle and amplifier comprising a microphone, amplifier, flat panel speaker, power source, and power saving means. A personal communication device used in conjunction with the cradle and sound amplifier is secured and oriented... Agent: Mathew J. Temmerman

20100215189 - Ceiling microphone assembly: A video teleconferencing directional microphone has two surfaces joined with an angle of 90° relative to each other, a first omni directional microphone element arranged adjacent to the intersection between the two surfaces. The ceiling microphone assembly also includes a second omni directional microphone element arranged at a predetermined distance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100215190 - Noise suppressing device, noise suppressing method, and recording medium: A noise suppressing device includes a plurality of sound input units inputting sounds from a given sound source and converting the sounds to sound signals on a time axis, a transfer characteristic obtaining unit performing frequency transform of the sound signals after dividing the sound signals into frames and calculating... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100215191 - Sound determination device, sound detection device, and sound determination method: A noise removal device includes: an FFT analysis unit which receives a mixed sound including to-be-extracted sounds and noises, and determines frequency signals at time points in a time width; and a to-be-extracted sound determination unit which determines, for each to-be-extracted sound, frequency signals at the time points, satisfying conditions... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100215192 - Method and device for extension of low frequency output from a loudspeaker: A method and device for enhancing low frequency content of an input signal (X), e.g. bass boosting of an audio signal. An overdriving (ODR) of a low frequency signal part (LS1) of the input signal (X) is performed to produce a boosted low frequency signal (LS3), wherein the overdriving (ODR)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100215193 - Speaker distortion deduction system and method: Many speakers, especially small speakers are susceptible to distortion if too much power is applied in certain vulnerable frequency bands. The distortion can be prevented by applying equalization to the audio signal driving the speaker. An equalizer can be configured to suppress the audio signal in the vulnerable frequency bands.... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc

20100215194 - Audio signal amplification: A system for amplifying a digital audio signal comprises a receiver 12 for receiving a digital audio signal, a level estimator 14 arranged to calculate the audio level of the digital audio signal, a gain control 16 arranged to receive a gain level, the gain level defining the desired amplification... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100215195 - Device for and a method of processing audio data: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a device (100) for processing audio data (101, 102) is provided, wherein the device (100) comprises a manipulation unit (103) (particularly a resampling unit) adapted for manipulating (particularly for resampling) selectively a transition portion of a first audio item (104) in a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100215196 - Electroacoustic sound transducer, receiver and microphone: There is provided a dynamic sound transducer having a diaphragm with a ridge. First and second grooves (20, 30) are arranged on a first side of the ridge in such a way that the first and second grooves cross each other.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100215197 - Flexible electret actuators and methods of manufacturing the same: A flexible actuator comprises a thin film and at least one first enclosure with at least one first bendable element coupled to the first enclosure. The thin film may comprise a conductive layer and a first electret layer over a first surface of the conductive layer. The thin film is... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100215198 - Headset assembly with ambient sound control: An ambient sound control headset includes an external microphone and an earpiece with an internal speaker. A circuit acts upon a signal output by the external microphone to form a signal representative of a user's environment that is input to the internal speaker. Components of the signal output by the... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100215199 - Method for headphone reproduction, a headphone reproduction system, a computer program product: A method for headphone reproduction of at least two input channel signals is proposed. Said method comprises for each pair of input channel signals from said at least two input channel signals the following steps. First, a common component, an estimated desired position corresponding to said common component, and two... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100215200 - System and method for automatically adjusting hearing aid based on acoustic reflectance: Method and system for automatically adjusting a hearing aid. The method includes measuring an acoustic reflectance associated with an ear canal as a function of an incident pressure and an acoustic frequency, processing information associated with the measured acoustic reflectance, determining a reflectance slope based on, at least, information associated... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100215201 - Light bulb loudspeaker and sound system: A light bulb loudspeaker and sound system where a wireless or wire receiver, amplifier and power supply can be mounted inside of the boundary defined by a light bulb and base where the glass bulb can be used as a sound radiating diaphragm, or alternatively, the bulb can be made... Agent: Clifford H. Kraft

20100215202 - Modular loudspeaker device installable in computer drive bay: A modular loudspeaker device installable in a computer drive bay is provided, which turns a multimedia loudspeaker into a standardized device. The modular loudspeaker device, which matches a 5.25-inch drive bay of a case of a personal computer, can be disposed and secured in the 5.25-inch drive bay and connected... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100215203 - Speaker and wireless charging system using same: A speaker includes a casing, a sound emitting portion, a conductive coil received in the casing, and a circuit board. The casing includes a side wall. The sound emitting portion received in the casing includes a diaphragm including a first end fixed to the casing and an opposite second end.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100215204 - Speaker isolation system: A loudspeaker mounting assembly for mounting a loudspeaker in an isolated relation to a structure includes an enclosure and a plurality of interface elements composed of a vibration-damping material. The enclosure has an interior for receiving the loudspeaker and includes at least two spaced-apart support members. Each of the at... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100215205 - Audio playback apparatus and stand for display apparatus: An audio playback apparatus and a stand for a display apparatus include frame members, speakers attached to the frame members, a baffle plate for the speakers, and baffle panels attached to the frame members. Further, the baffle panels are attached to the frame members such that the baffle panels and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100215206 - Audio speakers: An audio speaker has at least one transducer for converting electrical signals into mechanical motion. There is a planar sound producing structure that has a first face and a second face. A mechanical connection connects the at least one transducer to the sound producing structure, such that mechanical motion produced... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100215207 - Speaker: In a speaker, a first space enclosed by the surface of a second edge close to a magnetic circuit body, a suspension holder), the outer circumferential surface of a voice coil body, the magnetic circuit body, and a frame is airtight to the atmosphere outside the speaker, to make a... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100215208 - Voice coil assembly and loudspeaker using the same: According to the invention, a whole-surface driven, flat thin loudspeaker that brings about smooth frequency characteristics with split vibration hardly caused is realized, and a voice coil assembly that has high reproduction efficiency and fewer operation failures, and brings about favorable work efficiency in manufacturing and further reduced manufacturing cost,... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100215209 - Membrane for an acoustic device and acoustic device: A membrane 103 for an acoustic device 100 is provided, the membrane 103, wherein the membrane 103 comprises a central portion 212, an annular portion 105, and a corrugation 107, wherein the annular portion 105 is arranged around the central portion 212, wherein the annular portion 105 is adapted to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100208899 - Method and system for enhancing bass effect in audio signals: The quality of music output from audio systems is improved by simulating the effect of low frequency signals in the human ear. This thus allows listeners to perceive the lower frequency signals, even though the speakers may be incapable of providing such low frequency outputs. A method is provided for... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20100208900 - Method for the sound processing of a stereophonic signal inside a motor vehicle and motor vehicle implementing said method: The invention relates to a method for the sound processing of a stereophonic signal inside a motor vehicle. In a first implementation (“driver” mode) the stereophonic sound source is centred in the middle of the dashboard for the ‘driver’ listen position. For this purpose, delays (t1-t4) are introduced into the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100208901 - Music playing apparatus, music playing method, music playing program, and integrated circuit: A music playing apparatus includes: a sound and silence determining unit determining whether or not each frame included in first and second output PCM data is a sound frame including a sample having an output level not lower than a predetermined threshold; a connection point extracting unit extracting a candidate... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100208902 - Sound determination device, sound determination method, and sound determination program: The noise removal device includes plural microphones, a time axis adjustment unit, an FFT analysis unit, and a noise removal processing unit, and determines frequency signals of a to-be-extracted sound by performing a threshold judgment on each of the phase distances, of the mixed sounds each received through a corresponding... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100208903 - Audio module for the acoustic monitoring of a surveillance region, surveillance system for the surveillance region, method for generating a sound environment, and computer program: The invention relates to an audio module 4 for the acoustic monitoring of a monitoring region 2, wherein a plurality of microphones 3 is disposed in the monitoring region 2, having a memory device 16 for storing a model 17 of the monitoring region and positional information of the microphones... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100208904 - Dereverberation apparatus and dereverberation method: A dereverberation apparatus includes a signal selecting unit which selects a sound signal to be used for dereverberation process from a plurality of sound signals, and a dereverberation processing unit which performs the dereverberation process for the selected sound signal.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100208905 - Device and a method for determining a component signal with high accuracy: A device for determining a component signal for a WFS system includes a provider for providing WFS parameters, a WFS parameter interpolator, and an audio signal processor. The provider provides WFS parameters for a component signal while using a source position and while using the loudspeaker position at a parameter... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100208906 - Resistance identification of a peripheral unit on a hearing aid: In order to identify peripheral units (3A, 3E) on a hearing aid, said units are provided with an identification resistor (R) that is read through the configuration of the hearing aid.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100208908 - Echo supressing method and apparatus: The coefficient generating section receives a first signal which is the output signal of the microphone of a signal generated by subtracting the output signal of a linear echo canceller from the output signal of the microphone and a second signal which is the output signal of the linear echo... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100208907 - Sound emitting and collecting apparatus: A sound emitting and collecting apparatus that can accomplish stable echo removal if the relative positions of a loudspeaker and a microphone change is provided. A control section 52 inputs information of an arm rotation angle from a sensor 54. The control section 52 reads the filter coefficient corresponding to... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100208909 - Acoustic transducer device: An acoustic transducer device is provided. The device includes a body, a speaker, a microphone, and a processor. The body has a cavity, a sound exit, and a sound entrance. The cavity interflows with the sound exit and accommodates the speaker. The microphone is disposed within the body beside the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100208910 - Acoustic field correction method and an acoustic field correction device: An acoustic field correction device corrects effect of frequency characteristics by indoor standing waves, determines a frequency range in which resonance due to standing waves occur, and adjusts an attenuation amount of a filter which suppresses the determined frequency range. In this adjustment, adjustment is made to reduce the amount... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100208912 - Masking sound generating apparatus, masking system, masking sound generating method, and program: In a masking sound generating apparatus, a band divider divides a target sound signal into a plurality of frequency bands to generate a plurality of band signals. An envelope signal generating part generates a plurality of envelope signals representing respective envelopes of the plurality of the band signals. A signal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100208911 - Noise reduction apparatus: In a noise reduction apparatus for controlling noise up to a predetermined upper limited frequency, a distance from a noise source to control point X is made larger than a distance obtained by subtracting a one-half wavelength from a distance, obtained by adding up a distance from the noise source... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100208913 - Modification of audio signals for distribution in a room: A device for modifying audio signals to be output within a room is introduced. The device exhibits an input for supplying audio information and a processor unit for modifying the audio information. The device further exhibits at least two outputs for distributing respectively modified audio information. The processor unit is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100208914 - Microphone device: The present invention provides a microphone device in which the directivity of the microphone is automatically adjustable depending on the position of the head of the speaker. The microphone device 201 mounted on a vehicle, includes a plurality of sound pickup units 203, 204 which generate an input signal depending... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100208915 - Vehicle sound simulation system: A vehicle sound simulation system and sound simulation methodologies are provided. The vehicle sound simulation system includes a sound playback device utilized to produce sound signals. As a vehicle is operated, the vehicle sound simulation system approximates an engine state and generates sounds corresponding to the engine state. The vehicle... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100208916 - Volume-adjustment circuit for equilibrating pickup settings: The disclosed volume-adjustment circuit sets the volume of each pickup setting in a topology-setting switch independent of other pickup topology settings in the switch. The volume-adjustment circuit has three parts: (1) a pickup topology selection switch that selects separate pickup-topologies, (2) separate and independent signal paths for chosen pickup-topologies, and... Agent: Timothy P. Monaghan

20100208917 - Auditory sense correction device: There is provided an auditory sense correction device capable of adding favorable loudness characteristics to an output sound without depending on sound source characteristics of an audio signal even when a high-frequency band or a low-frequency band of the audio signal has already been subjected to loudness correction. The auditory... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100208918 - Volume correction device, volume correction method, volume correction program, and electronic equipment: A volume correction device includes: a variable gain means for controlling a gain, given to an input audio signal, according to a gain control signal; a consecutive relevant sounds interval detection means for detecting a consecutive relevant sounds interval, during which a group of temporally adjoining consecutive relevant sounds is... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100208919 - Electret condenser microphone for noise isolation and electrostatic discharge protection: An electret condenser microphone reinforces electrostatic discharge protection and noise isolation by adding a series of components in the electret condenser microphone. It is possible to block TDMA noise by embodying an RC circuit using series resistors and a varistor having a capacitor component in an electret condenser microphone, and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100208920 - Electronic device manufactured by molding, method and mold for manufacturing the same, and electronic application using the same: An electronic device manufactured by molding according to an aspect of the invention may include a board having a circuit component mounted thereon; a cable transmitting a signal from an external source to the board; a clamp securing the cable to the board; and a casing molding unit integrally molded... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100208921 - Apparatus and method for background noise estimation with a binaural hearing device supply: An apparatus and a method for background noise estimation use a first and a second hearing device for binaural supply of a hearing impaired person. In each case the hearing devices have a first and a second omnidirectional microphone and the two microphones of each hearing device are connected to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100208922 - Hearing system network with shared transmission capacity and corresponding method for operating a hearing system: The hearing system (1) is adapted to establishing a communication network (10) between devices (11, 12, 13, 14) of said hearing system (1). It is characterized by a main channel of said communication network (10), which uses at least a portion of the transmission capacity of said communication network, and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100208923 - Method of outputting audio signal and mobile communication terminal using the method: A mobile communication terminal includes a receiver converting an audio signal outputted from the mobile communication terminal into an audible sound; a coupler dividing the audio signal outputted from the receiver into first and second audio signals which are different in phase from each other; an audio signal amplifier amplifying... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100208924 - Power direct bone conduction hearing aid system: The hearing aid system (102) has a sound-to-vibration conversion circuitry including a microphone system (108), an electronic amplifier (114) and a vibrator (120). A housing (121) accommodates the vibrator (120). The vibrator (120) is connected to an abutment (124) that goes through the skin. The abutment (124) is connected to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100208925 - Housing for a hearing device with securing element: A battery bay of a hearing device should be better protected against unwanted opening. A housing for a hearing device is therefore provided with: a battery bay that is mounted on the housing and can be moved into an open position as well as a closed position; a projection that... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100208926 - Hearing device with individually aligned electronic component and production method: The equipment size of a hearing device is intended to be reduced. Therefore, a hearing device, in particular an ITE hearing aid, is proposed with a shell having a user-specific shape, a faceplate for closing-off the shell and an electronic component which is attached to the faceplate using a support.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100208927 - Microphone module for a hearing device: A better decoupling of the microphones of a hearing device from the housing of the hearing device is achieved by a microphone module having a module housing that is not part of the housing of the hearing device, and at least one microphone including a microphone housing that is arranged... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100208928 - Member for transmitting the sound of a loud-speaker to the ear and equipment fitted with such member: The invention relates to a member that comprises a proximal portion (3) that can be connected to an apparatus (1) including an immobilisation means relative to the head of a wearer, and a distal end (4a) adapted for directing sound into the external auditory canal, characterised in that the portion... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100208929 - Microphone having rear phase rejection collection tube: A microphone includes an annular gap between the inner cylindrical housing and the outer tubular shell such that the undesired acoustical signals entering the microphone from the side and rear flow into and through the annular gap. The signals are ported through a phase reversal entrance circumferentially surrounding a magnet... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100208930 - Wind filter for use with a microphone: A wind filter device (215) for use with a microphone (203), the wind filter device including a substrate (219) having an aperture (221) extending through the substrate, attached to a first face of the substrate a first layer (223) having a first perforated region (228) over the aperture and, attached... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20100208931 - Structure for an earphone: The present invention discloses a structure for an earphone which comprises an ear sleeve, a front chamber, a rear chamber and a loudspeaker disposed in the rear chamber. The front chamber has a front end which is connected with the ear sleeve and a rear end which is connected with... Agent: Yh Chan

20100208932 - Multi-directional flat speaker device: A multi-directional flat speaker device is disclosed. By the directional characteristics of a plurality of flat speakers of the flat speaker device, accompanying with mechanism to actuate each of the plurality of flat speakers independently rotating to its desired direction, a composite sound field is generated as desired accordingly. The... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100208933 - Electronic device manufactured by molding, method and mold for manufacturing the same, and electronic application using the same: An electronic device manufactured by molding according to an aspect of the invention may include a driving unit supplying a signal upon being pressed and then returning to its original state; a board having the driving unit mounted thereon; a driving unit mold casing unit molded with the driving unit... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100208934 - Speaker device: Objects are to make a speaker device smaller than heretofore in size, in profile, and in weight, and to reproduce sound in high quality. The speaker device includes: a diaphragm which has an inner rim connected to a voice coil bobbin and an outer rim connected to a frame through... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100202620 - Method and an apparatus for decoding an audio signal: P

20100202619 - Sound reproduction system comprising a loudspeaker enclosure with ports, and associated processing circuit: A sound reproduction system includes a loudspeaker enclosure that has a first loudspeaker and a second loudspeaker which are mounted on a surface of the enclosure. The first and second loudspeakers are respectively accommodated in a first space and a second space of the enclosure, the spaces being separated by... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100202621 - Signal processing device, signal processing method and program: There is provided a signal processing device including: an audio signal acquisition portion that acquires audio signals; an external signal acquisition portion that acquires external signals; an output signal generation portion that generates output signals from the audio signals and the external signals; a mode setting portion that sets an... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100202622 - Automatic generation of audible alert according to ambient sound: In one embodiment, ambient sound in audible range of a telephone is electronically sampled, and an audible alert is automatically generated in response to an incoming call signal as a function of the sampled ambient sound. The ambient sound sample may be analyzed in terms of selected parameters such as... Agent: Streets & Steele - IBM Corporation

20100202623 - 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

20100202624 - Equipment, method and use of the equipment in an audio system: A method and means for a sound-reproduction system. The means include a first opening arrangement for a microphone, and a second opening arrangement for a microphone stand, formed in an essentially planar elastic material.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100202625 - Method for adjusting a hearing device with frequency transposition and corresponding arrangement: m

20100202626 - Control device, control method and control program: A control device includes: a conversion unit converting an audio signal collected by a microphone into a pulse signal; a counting unit counting the number of generated pulses based on the pulse signal; a counting control unit controlling the counting unit so that pulses generated in a given period starting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100202627 - Docking system employing a solar energy charging system: A portable speaker docking system employing a solar energy charging system and a cooling system is provided. In one form, a speaker docking apparatus for connecting and charging an electronic device can include an housing with internal power storage operable to connect and charge an electronic device using converted solar... Agent: Randolph Gray

20100202628 - Augmented elliptical microphone array: In one embodiment, an audio system has a microphone array and a signal processing subsystem that processes audio signals generated by the microphone array to produce an output beampattem. The microphone array has (i) a plurality microphones arranged in a circular portion and (ii) a center microphone. The signal processing... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100202629 - Sound reproduction systems: A sound reproduction system includes an electro-acoustic transducer and a transducer driver for driving the electro-acoustic transducer. The transducer drive includes a filter which is configured to reproduce at a listener's location an approximation to the local sound field that would be present at the listener's ears in recording space,... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100202630 - Method and system for approximating graphic equalizers using dynamic filter order reduction: Improved approaches to flexibly implementing graphic equalizers on media players are disclosed. These approaches provide dynamic order reduction of a multi-band graphic equalizer so that equalizer effects can be timely performed with only limited computational resources. In one embodiment, a media player receives a media item and associated equalizer settings... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.

20100202631 - Adjusting dynamic range for audio reproduction: An audio reproduction system substantially fits the dynamic range of recorded and broadcast music (or other type of audio content) into a desired output dynamic range, bounded by the available dynamic range of the listening environment. In some scenarios the output dynamic range may be defined as a function of... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100202632 - Loudness modification of multichannel audio signals: Scaling, by a desired amount sm, the overall perceived loudness Lm of a multichannel audio signal, wherein perceived loudness is a nonlinear function of signal power P, by scaling the perceived loudness of each individual channel Lc by an amount substantially equal to the desired amount of scaling of the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.

20100202633 - Sound system, sound reproducing apparatus, sound reproducing method, monitor with speakers, mobile phone with speakers: The present invention relates to an apparatus for reproducing sound, a method for reproducing sound, a monitor with speakers, and a mobile phone with speakers. An apparatus according to the present invention is an apparatus for reproducing sound from original source signals, and comprises a control means, a first speaker,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100202634 - Microphone and integrated circuit capible of echo cancellation: The invention provides an integrated circuit of a microphone. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit receives a first signal converted from a sound and receives a reference signal with a digital format for echo cancellation. In one embodiment, the integrated circuit comprises a pre-amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter, a digital signal... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100202635 - Single supply headphone driver/charge pump combination: A headphone driver amplifier operative from a single DC voltage supply, coupled directly to the headphone speakers without the need for DC coupling capacitors used for preventing DC reaching the headphones. An onboard power supply generates a negative voltage rail which powers the output amplifiers, allowing driver amplifier operation from... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP Attn: Thomas B. Haverstock

20100202637 - Hearing system with a user preference control and method for operating a hearing system: This makes is possible for a user of the hearing system to adjust to his preferences the way audio signals are processed in his hearing system (1). Preferably, the hearing system (1) comprises a classifier (70), and step e) is carried out in dependence of the result of a classification... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100202636 - Method for adapting a hearing device using a perceptive model: Adaptation of hearing devices is rendered more convenient and more accurate with a method for adapting a hearing device to a hearing device support. The hearing device is selected on the basis of initial data of several hearing devices with respect to the data relating to hearing loss of the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100202638 - Communication system and hearing device: A communication system has a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The transmitter is built into a hearing device to be worn at one or both ears of an individual. The hearing device has an input acoustical-to-electrical converter unit and an output electrical-to-mechanical converter unit. The wireless transmitter is operationally... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100202639 - Hearing aid with antenna for reception and transmission of electromagnetic signals: The invention regards a communication device which is adapted for placement in a users ear. The communication device comprises a shell part enclosing an input transducer for receiving an input signal, a signal processing device and an output N transducer for providing a signal perceivable as sound, a battery located... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100202640 - Exterior power supply for hearing aid: An exterior power supply consists a positive and negative power contacts located in the hearing aid, a wire, and a power supply. The electrode contacts use two pieces of thin plate connecting to the wire, which passes through the battery container without modifying the structure of the hearing aid. At... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100202641 - Hearing device with adaptive feedback suppression: This invention relates to a hearing device for compensating hearing impairment of a user. The hearing device comprises an input signal converter for converting an acoustic signal to an electric signal, a signal processor, an output signal converter for converting a processed signal to a processed acoustic signal presented to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100202642 - Method to estimate the sound pressure level at eardrum using measurements away from the eardrum: A method for measuring sound pressure at a tympanic membrane of a wearer's ear including a high frequency range with a hearing assistance device. The hearing assistance device comprises a processor connected to a sensor in the ear canal. The device provides a measure of the sound pressure level at... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100202644 - Battery lock: Smallest electronic device such as e.g. a hearing instrument being operated by means of a battery which comprises a battery compartment (1) or the at least one battery (3) for power supply of the device. The battery (3) is locked in the compartment (2) to prevent removal or falling out... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100202643 - Hearing aid with an elongate member: A hearing aid includes a housing for accommodation of a signal processor for processing an audio signal into a processed audio signal compensating a hearing loss, and a receiver that is connected to an output of the signal processor for converting the processed audio signal into a sound signal, wherein... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20100202645 - Hearing system having improved high frequency response: The present invention provides hearing systems and methods that provide an improved high frequency response. The high frequency response improves the signal-to-noise ratio of the hearing system and allows for preservation and transmission of high frequency spatial localization cues.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100202646 - Hearing device with supporting hook recognition: The fitting of hearing aids and other hearing devices is intended to be made more comfortable. For this, provision is made for a hearing device with a housing which contains a signal processing unit and has a sound outlet. A supporting hook for attaching the hearing device to an ear... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100202647 - Portable audio system: The present invention integrates an amplifier with a speaker into the portable audio system. Due to the design of the structure, a notebook can be installed on the portable audio system. The portable audio system includes a body, at least one amplifier unit, at least one input/output interface unit and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100202648 - Cover for apertures of an electric micro-device housing: At an electronic micro-device (1) as in particular at hearing aids and the like means are proposed for the at least partial covering or sealing of housing openings (3,5). The opening (3,5) is covered by a film or membrane (9) which is at least partially acoustically transparent at audible frequencies,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100202649 - Microphone unit: A microphone unit is provided with an electroacoustic conversion portion that includes a diaphragm vibrated by sound pressure and that converts the sound pressure into electrical signals and a board on which the electroacoustic conversion portion is mounted. In the board, there are provided a board opening portion that is... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100202650 - Portable terminal with speaker device: A portable terminal with a speaker device includes a body housing, and a speaker module provided in the body housing and slidably retracted or extracted into/from the body housing. The speaker module includes a speaker housing slidably settled in the body housing, guide rails provided in the body housing, for... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

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20100195836 - Wireless communication system and method: A communication system, comprising: a transmission unit comprising at least two microphones, with a separate audio signals channel for each microphone, a first ear unit and, a second ear unit worn at the each side of the user's head, each ear unit comprising a receiver unit; the transmission unit comprising... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100195837 - Audio signature extraction and correlation: A signature is extracted from the audio of a program received by a tunable receiver such that the signature characterizes the program. In order to extract the signature, blocks of the audio are converted to corresponding spectral moments. At least one of the spectral moments is then converted to the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100195838 - Apparatus including microphone arrangements: An apparatus includes first and second microphone arrangements, arranged to output first and second signals respectively and is operable in a first mode and a second mode. In the first mode, an output signal is generated based on the second signal and a third signal, where the second signal and,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100195839 - Method and hearing device for tuning a hearing aid from recorded data: A hearing device and an associated method for tuning a hearing aid include at least one hearing aid and at least one external unit. The device includes the following: a memory unit in the hearing aid which stores the times and the listening situations for which at least one predefinable... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100195841 - Audio equipment: “AUDIO EQUIPMENT”, which includes a) Intuitive user interface for easy equipment operation; b) “Audio Link”, “P. A. Control”, “Programmable Stage Monitors”, “Output Terminal” and “Instrument Input Selector” features; c) Integrated sound effects and sound treatment functionalities; d) Conventional Equipments integration capability, which the user interface includes the front and back... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100195840 - Real-time continuous digital control of parameters and settings of analogue sound effects: The present invention provides an apparatus comprising digital means adapted to synthesise a digital waveform; conditioning unit means adapted to convert the digital waveform into an analogue waveform; and modulating means adapted to an analogue sound-carrying signal and said analogue waveform, and to modulate said analogue sound-carrying signal using the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100195844 - Adaptive noise control system: An active noise cancellation system includes an adaptive filter, a signal source, an acoustic actuator, a microphone, a secondary path and an estimation unit. The adaptive filter receives a reference signal representing noise, and provides a compensation signal in response to the received reference signal. The signal source provides a... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C.

20100195842 - Ambient noise reduction arrangements: A feedforward ambient noise reduction arrangement (10) includes, within a housing, a loudspeaker device for directing sound energy into an ear of a listener. Disposed externally of the housing, and positioned to sense ambient noise on its way to the listener's ear, are plural microphone devices (21-15) capable of converting... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100195843 - Silencer with fan and silencing method using the same: A silencer includes a cooling fan unit that cools a component which gives off heat during operation by blowing wind to the component and that outputs signal including rotational frequency information and information about timing of initiation of one cycle of noise; a storage section that stores an opposite phase... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100195845 - Networked intercom node for a networked audio distribution system: This disclosure describes a networked intercom node 100 for a networked audio distribution system, where the system includes one or more networked audio distribution nodes and one or more networked intercom nodes 100. The networked intercom node 100 includes a control processor 110 that uses web services to control the... Agent: Matthew J. Booth & Associates, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20100195846 - Automatic level control circuit: A variable gain amplifier amplifies an input audio signal. A first control unit monitors the level of the input audio signal, and sets the gain of the variable gain amplifier to a predetermined fixed value when this level is lower than a predetermined minimum threshold. A second control unit monitors... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100195847 - Vehicle-mounted system, navigation device, and reproducing device: In order to improve operability of two devices which function in an integrated manner and also function separately in a standalone mode, a navigation device switches an output of an audio signal to a reproducing device during a time when an electrical connection with the reproducing device is being detected... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100195848 - Audio processing apparatus: An audio processing apparatus comprising: channel determination section for determining which one of a combination of the first left audio signal and the first right audio signal and a combination of the second left audio signal and the second right audio signal is included in multichannel audio data; and switching... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100195849 - Thermoacoustic device: An amplifier circuit for thermoacoustic device includes a peak hold circuit, an add-subtract circuit, and a power amplifier. The peak hold circuit is configured to accept an audio signal and output a peak hold signal. The add-subtract circuit is configured to accept the audio signal and the peak hold signal,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100195850 - Microphone: A microphone includes: a needle-like electrode; an opposite electrode facing the needle-like electrode; a discharge section formed between the needle-like electrode and the opposite electrode; a high-frequency oscillating circuit including the discharge section and producing a high-frequency discharge at the discharge section; a sound wave introduction section through which a... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100195851 - Active temperature control of piezoelectric membrane-based micro-electromechanical devices: In a representative embodiment, an apparatus, comprises a substrate; a microelectronic ultrasonic transducer (MUT) disposed over the substrate; and a thermoelectric device disposed proximate to the MUT and configured to provide heat to or remove heat from the MUT. A microelectromechanical MEMs device is also described.... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20100195852 - Menu navigation method for user of audio headphones: A method of operating an audio system having first and second sources includes outputting a first audio signal from the first source on first and second speakers. In response to a listener input, the first audio signal and a second audio signal from the second source are output simultaneously on... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America

20100195853 - Electrical connector for a hearing device: This invention relates to an electrical connector for generating an electrical connection between at least a first electric conductor and at least a second electric conductor, e.g. for generating an electrical connection between the lead wires of a connector mounted between the ear side unit and receiver of a hearing... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

20100195854 - Mobile wireless communications device with slidable configuration providing hearing aid compatibility features and related methods: A mobile wireless communications device is for a user wearing an electronic hearing aid adjacent an ear of the user and may include an upper housing and a lower housing being slidably connected together for sliding between a retracted position and an extended use position. An audio output transducer may... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist - Rim

20100195857 - Hearing aid with interference compensation and method for configurating the hearing aid: For reducing the influence of interference fields on hearing aids, a hearing aid is provided with an electronic component into which a first and a second electromagnetic disturbance component can be injected by providing a predetermined electromagnetic interference field. The electrical component is formed asymmetric and/or a compensation component is... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100195855 - Method and apparatus for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a measuring signal detected by a hearing device: An apparatus and an associated method for improving the signal-to-noise ratio of a measuring signal emitted and detected by a hearing device include a generator unit for generating a measuring signal, a modulation unit for modulating the measuring signal prior to or during emission in such a way that the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100195856 - Method for determining the acoustic feedback behavior of a hearing device on the basis of geometric data of an ear: A method at least partially determines acoustic feedback of a hearing device worn by a hearing device wearer. The method includes a detection of the geometry of the auditory canal and/or the concha of the ear of the hearing device wearer and a determination of the feedback from the detected... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100195858 - Hearing device: The invention relates to a hearing device 1 adapted for placement in, at or near a person's ear, the hearing device 1 comprising a microphone 2, a receiver 4 and a signal conditioning means 3 connected to the microphone 2 and to the receiver 4, the microphone 2 being arranged... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100195859 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid having a BTE (behind the ear) section comprising a microphone and an ITE (in the ear) section comprising a circuit, a receiver and a power supply. The microphone is connected to the body of the hearing aid by means of a connection and attachment tube which comprises... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100195860 - Soft shell in-ear earphones with miniature speaker inserts: A set of in-ear earphones has two outer shaped soft foam shell ear plugs each having a bulbous insert head with a sound hole and flared outer rim separated by a narrow waist. Each has an inserted miniature sound emitter supported by a firm foam insert engaging with the narrow... Agent: Donald W. Meeker

20100195861 - Audio speaker illumination system: An audio system with an illumination mechanism is disclosed. One embodiment includes a device which can be mounted in the center of an audio speaker and used to create an optical effect.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100195862 - Transducer with deformable corner: A transducer generates acoustic energy. The transducer is suitable for incorporation into any device that needs sound reproduction capability, including devices with generally rectangular geometries such as cell phones, PDAs, and portable gaming devices. The transducer includes a displaceable membrane with a deformable corner. The deformable corner may extend the... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100195863 - Speaker: A speaker having a drive cone and a diaphragm which can deal with higher output. The speaker comprises a frame, a magnetic circuit section, and a vibrating section. The magnetic circuit section is fixed to the frame. The vibrating section is housed in the frame and includes a drive cone... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100195864 - Electro-acoustic transducer comprising a mems sensor: An electro-acoustic transducer (1) is disclosed, comprising a substrate (2) that comprises conducting paths (3), a cover (4) attached to said substrate (2) thus forming an inner chamber (A) and a space (B) outside said chamber (A), wherein said cover (4) comprises one or more ports (5). A MEMS sensor... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

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