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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/10

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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100296656 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a downmix signal including at least one object signal, and object information extracted when the downmix signal is generated, receiving mix information including mode selection information, the mix information for controlling the object signal, and generating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100296657 - Apparatus for sound having multiples stereo imaging: The present invention relates to an apparatus for sound comprises a sound source generating unit for generating an electric signal from a sound source; N (N≧2) amplifiers which are connected with the sound source generating unit; and 2N speakers which are respectively connected with left and right output parts of... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100296659 - Sound device and sound control device: The sound device includes an audio-information output unit, an analysis unit, an audio-division-spectrum output unit, a noise-division-spectrum output unit and a correction unit. The analysis unit receives audio information from the audio-information output unit, and then outputs sound spectrum information. The noise-division-spectrum output unit outputs sound-volume information for each critical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100296658 - Sound field control device: A sound field control device has an input part through which an audio signal is input. A storage part stores a first factor obtained by calculating a proportion of energy of direct sound in total energy of sound collected in an adjustment environment within a predetermined time. A sound field... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100296660 - Apparatus and method for sound focusing: A sound focusing technique is provided to transfer sound to a particular direction. In a sound focusing apparatus, first and second speakers may be arranged to emit sound in opposite directions to form a sound zone. An amplitude and/or a phase of a received signal may be adjusted by a... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100296661 - Optimizing operational control of a hearing prosthesis: A method for operating a hearing prosthesis is provided. A plurality of settings are provided, each setting providing a different operating functionality for the hearing prosthesis suitable for different situations. A signal analysis is executed on input signals to the hearing prosthesis. The signal analysis monitors characteristics of a current... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100296662 - Sound signal processing device and method: In reverberant environments, reflected waves including an echoic sound and a muffled sound affect and disable recognition of sound arrival directions. As a result, the subjective clearness of the sounds deteriorates. In order to enhance the clearness of a reproduced sound in a reverberant environment, a pre-processing filter unit corrects... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100296663 - System and method for the application on an lms method to updating an echo canceller in an adsl modem: An echo cancellation device relies on the known characteristics of the sync frame to monitor, update in an off-line fashion and determine the accuracy of an echo canceller in, for example, a modem, such as an ADSL modem. Specifically, time domain samples are read from the transmit (Tx) and receive... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC

20100296664 - Earpiece system: A system and method for providing earpieces includes an inventory of earpieces having a plurality of parameters and a device for making a non-contact ear measurement. An earpiece is selected from the inventory based on the non-contact measurement.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20100296665 - Noise suppression apparatus and program: A In a noise suppression apparatus, an extractor extracts a noise component from an audio signal. A stationary noise estimator estimates stationary noise included in the noise component. A first noise suppressor removes a spectrum of the stationary noise from a spectrum of the audio signal to an extent determined... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100296666 - Apparatus and method for noise cancellation in voice communication: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for noise cancellation of voice communication. The apparatus includes a main body, loudspeaker, in-ear microphone, speaking microphone and adaptive control system. The method includes an external noise microphone arranged externally onto the main and used to acquire the noise outside of the... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100296667 - Wireless earplug with improved sensitivity and form factor: An improved wireless communications earplug for use with a magnetic field transmitter. The wireless earplug has a receiver made of a coil of wire on a magnetic bobbin, mounted in close proximity or in contact with a magnetic case of a speaker. The magnetic case of the speaker serves to... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20100296668 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for automatic control of active noise cancellation: Active noise cancellation is combined with spectrum modification of a reproduced audio signal to enhance intelligibility.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100296669 - Apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof: A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving, by an audio processing apparatus, an input signal; receiving user gain input; generating a linear gain factor and a non-linear gain factor using the user gain input; modifying the non-linear gain factor using absolute threshold of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100296670 - Impedance converter for microphone and microphone: Vacuum tubes that receive output signals from microphone units through grids and with which the signals are output as outputs from cathode followers; FETs in cascade connection with the corresponding vacuum tubes and that define currents flowing in the vacuum tubes; and bias circuits that apply a bias voltage to... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100296671 - System and method of changing a pwm power spectrum: In a particular embodiment, a circuit device includes a pulse edge control circuit to receive at least one pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal from a PWM source. The pulse edge control circuit is adapted to selectively apply a phase shift operation to the at least one PWM signal at integer submultiples... Agent: Polansky & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20100296673 - Closed loop analog signal processor (\"clasp\") system: A system, device, and method for recording audio with the character and sonic benefits of a genuine analog recording is disclosed. More specifically, an electro-mechanical-software controlled closed loop analog signal processor (“CLASP”) system which is comprised of a CLASP unit containing firmware, a latency detection module, and CLASP hardware display... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100296675 - Sound mixing apparatus and method and multipoint conference server: A sound mixing apparatus includes mixing processing units 11 to 1k provided according to sampling frequencies and speaker detector 400 that selects at least one speaker sound signal out of plural sound signals inputted to mixing processing units 11 to 1k. Each of mixing processing units 11 to 1k adds... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100296676 - Sound reproducing device: A sound reproducing device includes a decoder section (1200) configured to decode an audio-signal bit stream input from the outside world, and to generate a decoded PCM signal; a control section (1100) configured to identify reproduction conditions from reproduction-instruction information obtained from the outside world and decoding information obtained from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100296672 - Two-to-three channel upmix for center channel derivation: A frequency-domain upmix process uses vector-based signal decomposition and methods for improving the selectivity of center channel extraction. The upmix processes described do not perform an explicit primary/ambient decomposition. This reduces the complexity and improves the quality of the center channel derivation. A method of upmixing a two-channel stereo signal... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20100296674 - Variable pattern hanging microphone system with remote polar control: A microphone system includes a microphone and a control device external to the microphone. The microphone includes at least two capacitor capsules or one dual-sided capsule. The control device is capable of varying the polar pattern of the microphone over a two-conductor shielded cable or wirelessly. The microphone system may... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100296677 - Flat panel piezoelectric loudspeaker: A flat panel piezoelectric loudspeaker includes a piezoelectric element, a first electrode and a second electrode. The piezoelectric element includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first electrode is electrically connected to the piezoelectric element and disposed on the first surface. The second... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100296678 - Method and device for improved sound field rendering accuracy within a preferred listening area: The invention relates to a method and a device for sound field reproduction from a first audio input signal (1) using a plurality of loudspeakers (2) aiming at synthesizing a sound field within a preferred listening area (6) in which none of the loudspeakers (2) are located, said being described... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100296679 - Method for acclimatizing a programmable hearing device and associated hearing device: A method provides time-dependent automatic acclimatization of at least one parameter of a hearing device, for example the volume, to a predeterminable target. In the method the speed of the automatic acclimatization is influenced by parameter changes made by a wearer of the hearing device himself. Advantageously this makes it... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100296680 - Method for determining a maximum gain in a hearing device as well as a hearing device: A method for determining a maximum gain is disclosed that is applicable in a forward signal path starting at a microphone (1) and ending at a receiver (11) of a hearing device, the maximum gain being a gain value at which just no feedback occurs. The method comprising the steps... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100296681 - Hearing device with a sound transducer and method for producing a sound transducer: In hearing devices, more particularly in hearing aids, it is desirable to be able to design an earpiece for generating sound in the audible range which is as small as possible. Such an earpiece can then be worn comfortably on an ear or in an auditory canal. A sound transducer... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100296682 - Aural device: A headset for use on an aircraft has a pair of earpieces (12A, 12B) on a resilient headband (22) which can hold resilient annular seals (16A, 16B) in contact with the wearer's head to give a firm seal. A drive motor (38) provides slightly pressurised air to inner chambers (18A,... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100296683 - Headset with adjustable headband: A headset includes an element to be held to the head of a wearer and a headband coupled to the element and configured for engaging a head of a wearer to hold the element thereon. The headband includes a plurality of headband arms coupled to pivot with respect to each... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100296684 - Headset: A headset has first and second connectors and first and second earphones. A first electrical pathway extends from a first contact point associated with the first connector to a first contact point associated with said second connector, a second electrical pathway extends from a second contact point associated with the... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20100296685 - Adapter and electronic devices for recessed light socket: An adaptive use of recessed lights cans for retrofitting various types of light fixtures. For example, a recessed light could be retrofitted as a junction box. In other embodiments, the recessed light could supply power for a speaker that includes a threaded power. Other electronic devices are contemplated that could... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100296686 - Speaker apparatus: A speaker apparatus includes a speaker unit arranged to output sound to the exterior of the speaker apparatus via an opening; an enclosure containing the speaker unit; and a protection units, supported by the enclosure, for protecting the speaker unit, wherein the protection units includes a protection member for at... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100296687 - Diaphragm and speaker: The present invention provides a dome diaphragm having high strength wholly and uniformly while maintaining a small thickness of a dome portion. A diaphragm 1 according to the present invention is a dome diaphragm including a dome portion 2. The dome portion 2 is divided into a plurality of small... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100296688 - Speaker diaphragm, speaker using said diaphragm, and speaker diaphragm manufacturing method: A speaker diaphragm includes a fabric layer in which impregnated thermosetting resin is thermally cured, and a paper layer integrated on a rear face of this fabric layer. Fluffs of the paper layer filling stitches of the fabric layer are entangled with threads of the fabric layer from a surface... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100296690 - Electro-acoustic transducer: An electro-acoustic transducer is disclosed. The electro-acoustic transducer includes a case, a magnetic circuit and a vibrating device. The magnetic circuit includes a magnetic bowl coupled to the case, a magnet positioned in the magnetic bowl, a pole plate covering the magnet. A magnetic gap is formed by the magnet... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100296689 - Loudspeaker suspension: A loudspeaker comprising a frame, a voice coil assembly disposed within the frame, a magnet assembly disposed within the frame and a first suspension element having an outer edge and an inner edge, wherein the outer edge is coupled to the voice coil assembly and the inner edge is coupled... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100296691 - Electromechanical vibration converter for tactile acoustic apparatus: A damper 8 supports a yoke portion 16, 17 holding a magnet 18 therein. The damper 8 includes an annular yoke retainer portion 8a holding the yoke portion, a plurality of support portions 8b projecting radially outward from the yoke retainer portion 8a, a plurality of suspension spring portions 8c... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100296692 - Ultrasonic transducer: An ultrasonic transducer includes: a diaphragm pot that has a surrounding wall; a transducer element mounted in a diaphragm pot on a transducer section on an inner side of the diaphragm for generating the ultrasonic vibrations; a first damping element situated in the diaphragm pot on transducer element for damping... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100290628 - Signal processing apparatus: A signal processing apparatus is provided. The signal processing apparatus comprises: an inputting section for inputting audio signals on a plurality of channels; an acoustic type acquiring section which is adapted to acquire an acoustic type of an audio signal on at least one channel of the audio signals; and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100290629 - Stereo signal converter, stereo signal inverter, and method therefor: A stereo signal converter capable of realizing encoding with less redundancy, low bit-rate, and high quality even if the positions of sound sources are different from one another. In this device, a sample difference analyzing section (111) uses the signal in which a right-channel signal is shifted by a sample... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100290630 - Center channel rendering: An audio system including a rendering processor for separately rendering a dialogue channel and a center music channel. The audio system may include circuitry for extracting one or both of the dialogue channel or the center music channel from program material that does not include both a dialogue channel and... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100290631 - Binaural hearing apparatus and method for operating a binaural hearing apparatus with frequency distortion: A binaural hearing apparatus has at least one left hearing device and at least one right hearing device. The apparatus further includes a first frequency distortion unit in the left hearing device, which distorts the frequency of an acoustic signal received by the left hearing device or a signal part... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100290632 - Apparatus and method for detecting sound: An apparatus for detecting sound includes a plurality of microphones, a sound inspecting unit, a direction estimating unit, a background noise removing unit, and an alerting unit. The microphones are used to collect sounds around a user. The sound inspecting unit is used to calculate the feature values of a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100290633 - Method and apparatus for automatic noise compensation used with audio reproduction equipment: A method and an apparatus for automatic noise compensation used with audio reproduction equipment are provided. The method comprises: (a) collecting a plurality of mixed audio signals, each mixed audio signal including equipment sound output by the audio reproduction equipment, and background noise; (b) removing the equipment sound from the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100290634 - Method and device for testing and calibrating electronic semiconductor components which convert sound into electrical signals: A method for testing and calibrating electronic semiconductor components which convert sound into electrical signals acoustically irradiates the components in a sound chamber whose largest free length is less than half the wavelength of the highest frequency of the sound waves produced during the test.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100290635 - System for active noise control with adaptive speaker selection: An active noise control system generates an anti-noise signal to drive a first speaker group including at least one speaker to produce sound waves to destructively interfere with an undesired sound in at least one quiet zone. The active noise control system receives error signals representative of a combination of... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100290637 - Device for the playback of sounds: The invention relates to a device (100) for the playback of sounds, comprising a sound playback means (110), a speaker (130), and a power supply unit (120) for providing electrical energy to the sound playback means (110) and the speaker (130), wherein the sound playback means (110), the speaker (130),... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100290636 - Method and apparatus for enhancing the generation of three-dimentional sound in headphone devices: A headphone device includes a first and a second ear piece coupled to an assembly, wherein the assembly facilitates the placement of the first and second ear piece in relation to a user's ears. A motion transducer is coupled to the first or second ear piece, whereby the motion transducer... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100290638 - Digital audio communication and control in a live performance venue: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for digitally transmitting audio that is converted from analog audio received from analog media pickup devices in a live performance venue by a stage box to a base unit over off-the-shelf twisted pair cable while sending pre-amplification control signals and... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20100290639 - Acoustical window assembly for vehicle: An acoustical window assembly for a vehicle includes a transparent glass window panel and mounting portions for mounting respective perimeter regions of the window panel to a vehicle structure. A first mounting portion substantially fixedly mounts a first perimeter region of the window panel relative to the vehicle structure, while... Agent: Magna International, Inc.

20100290640 - Apparatuses and methods for playing handheld media device signals: An apparatus includes a support unit for a handheld media device. The support unit has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is coupleable to a substantially planar object. The substantially planar object is configured for mounting in a vertical position. The second surface is sized to... Agent: Peloquin, PLLC

20100290641 - Entrainment resistant feedback cancellation: This invention concerns a method, and a device, for feedback cancellation. This invention also concerns a computer program product comprising computer program code means to make a computer execute a procedure for feedback cancellation. The method comprises providing an adaptive feedback cancellation filter which adapts under the control of a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100290642 - Speaker characteristic correction device, speaker characteristic correction method and speaker characteristic correction program: A speaker characteristic correction device obtains a first speaker information of a first speaker, obtains a first sound field characteristic at an evaluation point that is obtained by using the first speaker in advance, and obtains a second speaker parameter indicating a mechanical characteristic and an electric characteristic of a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100290643 - Efficiency optimized audio system: An automated audio tuning system may optimize an audio system for power efficiency when performing automated tuning of the audio system to optimize acoustic performance. The system may establish any number of different power efficiency weighting factors to provide a balance between acoustic performance and power efficiency during operation. The... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100290644 - Silicon based capacitive microphone: A silicon based capacitive microphone includes a first printed circuit board, a second printed circuit board far away from the first printed circuit board, a transducer electrically mounted on the first printed circuit board, a controlling chip electrically mounted on the second printed circuit board, a connecting member located between... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100290645 - Sound mixing apparatus and method and multipoint conference server: A sound mixing apparatus includes mixing processing units 11 to 1k provided according to sampling frequencies. Each of mixing processing units 11 to 1k adds up input sound signals of the same sampling frequency to generate a first added-up sound signal, converts the sampling frequency of the first added-up sound... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100290646 - Switching amplifier: An amplifier having at least one switch controlled by an output voltage of a hysteresis block, wherein the hysteresis block is adapted to receive an input voltage signal based on an integration of an error signal, a low threshold voltage and a high threshold voltage, and is arranged to change... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100290647 - Headset systems and methods: A digital audio player device can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance or other oral device to form an intraoral MP3 player. In another embodiment, the device provides an electronic and transducer device that can be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100290648 - Condenser microphone: A condenser microphone is disclosed. The condenser microphone includes a substrate having a cavity, a backplate connected to the substrate, a diaphragm facing to the backplate, and an anchor supporting the diaphragm. A first gap is formed between the diaphragm and the backplate. A groove is arranged on the anchor... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100290649 - Power supply device for a microphone: The present invention concerns a feed device for feeding a microphone with a dc voltage. The feed device has first, second and third terminals (a, b, c), a resistor arrangement having at least a one resistor (R1-R3) and a dc voltage source (11) for providing a feed voltage. In that... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100290650 - Piezoelectric speaker: A purpose of the invention is to provide a piezoelectric speaker that can serve as an antenna and can be used for frequencies in the MHz band, thereby it is possible to suppress enlarging of the size due to use of the piezoelectric speaker also as the antenna to a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100290651 - Pulse stimulation generation method: A method of generating stimulation pulses for application by an auditory prosthesis. The method comprises: processing an audio input to obtain time shifted frequency data in which frequency data of one or more frequencies is temporally shifted relative to one or more other frequencies, the time shifted frequency data of... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100290653 - Calibrated hearing aid tuning appliance: A calibrated tuning appliance is provided herein. While listening to standardized pre-recorded sound files reproduced via a calibrated set of speakers, hearing aid users can subjectively evaluate hearing aid performance and tuning in a consistent manner. Subjective evaluation results may thus remain consistent from user to user, and for a... Agent: Aeon Law

20100290652 - Hearing aid tuning system and method: Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for hearing aid tuning.... Agent: Aeon Law

20100290654 - Heuristic hearing aid tuning system and method: A heuristic method of iteratively tuning a hearing aid is provided herein.... Agent: Aeon Law

20100290655 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid (100) comprises a main body (10) and a battery holder (50) that can be opened and closed with respect to the main body by revolving around a revolving shaft. The main body (10) has a lock bar (12) provided so as to traverse the space in which... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100290656 - Domes for a receiver-in-the-canal hearing instrument: A receiver for a receiver-in-the-canal hearing instrument can be securely held by a dome comprising a receiver receptacle that selectively receives and holds the receiver. After the dome has been assembled, pulling on the electrical cable connected to the receiver will not dislodge the receiver from the dome.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100290657 - Magnetic earpiece coupling: Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for magnetic earpiece coupling.... Agent: Aeon Law

20100290658 - Phase plug: A phase plug comprises a body having an input side for receiving acoustic waves and an output side for transmitting acoustic waves, the body including a plurality of channels extending from the input side to the output side for propagating acoustic waves through the body. The input side comprises an... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100290659 - Loudspeaker assembly and electronic equipment: A loudspeaker assembly includes a loudspeaker located at the position of one of the focuses of a reflector, whose over-internal wall section constitutes a part of an ellipse, in such a manner that the sounds-releasing surface of the loudspeaker is oriented to be opposite to the internal wall surface of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100290660 - Vibration pickup microphone: To provide a microphone used for telecommunication or speech recognition input in a high noise environment, or more specifically, a vibration pickup microphone that hardly howls even when transmission and reception occur simultaneously. A vibration pickup microphone has: a housing 1 attached to a human body contact surface of a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100290661 - Transducer package with interior support frame: A surface mountable package for use with an audio transducer is provided. In addition to the audio transducer, the surface mountable package includes a substrate, a cover, and a transducer support frame mounted within, and attached to, the substrate and cover. The support frame includes one or more cavities that,... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100290662 - Stray capacitance reduced condenser microphone: A condenser microphone includes a conductive layer which is partially disposed on an insulation ring of a second base to reduce stray capacitance. The condenser microphone includes: a conductive case with an opened surface, wherein an end portion of the case is bent to attach to a printed circuit board... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.

11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100284542 - Matrix decoder: This audio matrix surround decoder requires minimal digital processing, useful in portable applications, particularly in playback from a portable player using a headphone or loudspeaker virtualizer. In one embodiment it pans inputs Lt and Rt to outputs associated with front directions in response to a measure of the sum of... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.

20100284541 - Receiving apparatus: A receiving apparatus comprising: a frequency conversion unit configured to convert a received radio frequency signal to an intermediate frequency signal; an automatic gain control unit configured to control an amplitude level of at least either one of the radio frequency signal and the intermediate frequency signal according to a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100284543 - Audio system with bonded-peripheral driven mixing and effects: In a system providing for delivery of audio signals from one or more source audio systems to two or more audio output sink systems, the sink systems establish duplex communication links (or bonds) to a bonding subsystem, which in turn is in duplex communication with the source audio systems. Data... Agent: Donald V. Tomkins C/o Tomkins Law Office

20100284544 - Sound system, sound reproducing apparatus, sound reproducing method, monitor with speakers, mobile phone with speakers: An apparatus for reproducing sound from original source signals, has a control device, a first speaker, and a second speaker. The control device receives first and second original source signals, and controls magnitudes and phases of the received first and second original source signals so that a sound pressure level... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100284545 - Direct vocal and instrument monitor: The present invention relates to direct voice and instrument monitoring systems and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100284546 - Active noise control algorithm that requires no secondary path identification based on the spr property: A control system for reducing noise or vibration in a target zone. The noise or vibration is produced by a source and transferred to the target zone by a main path. The control system is provided with an actuator, at least one error sensor and a controller. The actuator is... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100284547 - Systems and methods to minimize startup transients in class-d amplifiers: Systems and methods for minimizing startup transients in digital audio controllers that may result in audible artifacts in the output of an audio amplification system. One embodiment comprises a digital PWM amplifier that includes a mechanism for controlling the amount of dead time in the audio output signal. When the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100284548 - 3-point positioning device and method thereof: A 3-point positioning device senses a scene including an auxiliary positioning module by means of an image sensor, and accordingly generates a sensed image. The auxiliary positioning module comprises a first, a second, and a third auxiliary positioning units. By means of the sensed image, the 3-point positioning device recognizes... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100284549 - method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a downmix signal including at least one object signal and object information extracted when the downmix signal is generated, receiving mix information for controlling the object signal, generating one of downmix processing information and multi-channel information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100284551 - method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method of processing an audio signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a downmix signal including at least one object signal and object information extracted when the downmix signal is generated, receiving mix information including mode selection information, the mix information for controlling the object signal, bypassing the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100284550 - Method and an apparatus for processing a signal: An apparatus for processing a signal and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a downmix signal generated from a plural-channel signal, mix information and phase shift information on the plural-channel signal, upmixing the downmix signal into the plural-channel signal by applying the mix information to the downmix... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100284552 - Mounting components in electronic devices: An electronic device comprises electronic circuitry and a moulded plastic covering (5). In order to prevent ingress of water and dust, a hermetic seal is provided between the covering (5) and components that are accessible through the covering (5), such as a socket (7) or display, or components such as... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100284553 - Assembly of a capacitive acoustic transducer of the microelectromechanical type and package thereof: A microelectromechanical-acoustic-transducer assembly has: a first die integrating a MEMS sensing structure having a membrane, which has a first surface in fluid communication with a front chamber and a second surface, opposite to the first surface, in fluid communication with a back chamber of the microelectromechanical acoustic transducer, is able... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100284554 - Transducer for vibration absorbing, sensing, and transmitting: A hermetically sealed actuator design for absorbing and reducing the effect of sound or vibration energy from a vibrating surface. The device comprises a body (1) containing a magnetostrictive core (2-6) a reaction mass (7) for energising the actuator by compression, and a bearing or lever system to control the... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100284555 - Speaker device: A speaker device includes: an acoustic diaphragm; a vibration transfer member provided in a state of touching the acoustic diaphragm over a given length, which is configured to transfer vibration to the acoustic diaphragm; and an actuator configured to add vibration corresponding to an audio signal to be reproduced to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100284556 - Hearing aid system: A hearing aid system in communication with an adjusting apparatus which executes a fitting software is provided. The hearing aid system includes a hearing aid and an integrated remote controller. The hearing aid stores therein a first setting and is worn by the user. The user inputs setting data via... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100284557 - Frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices. The present subject matter relates to improved speech intelligibility in a hearing assistance device using frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping. The system described herein implements an algorithm for... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100284558 - Earmuff and headphone: An earmuff includes: a casing; a baffle board; and an ear pad including an engagement member, the engagement member being an outwardly extended part of a skin member of the ear pad. The ear pad is fixed at a front of the baffle board with the engagement member constrained to... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100284559 - Under-chin headphone set: There is provided an under-chin band headphone set comprising two earpiece bands (OB) and two earplugs (OS) which are respectively secured to an ear-side end (OB1) of the two earpiece bands (OB). A respective ball joint (K) is provided at the ear-side end (OB1) of the earpiece bands (OB) in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100284560 - Audio transducer: An audio transducer for use in a loudspeaker system. The transducer includes a pair of flexible, curved diaphragms, with each diaphragm having a distal end and a proximal end. The curved diaphragms form hemi-cylindrical lobes being substantially tangent to one another at their proximal ends and are attached to energy... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20100284561 - Low axial vibration receiver armature and assembly: An armature apparatus includes a first tine member, a second tine member, a center tine member, and a connecting portion. The first tine member has a first length and a first width and these define a first surface. The second tine member has a second length and a second width... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100284562 - Diaphragm and speaker including same: [Means for Solving Problems] A diaphragm (4) has a noncircular shape with a major axis α and a minor axis β different from each other and includes a diaphragm piece (4a). When the length γ of the diaphragm piece (4a) in a major-axis direction (X) is denoted by 2a, the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100278346 - Spectral management system: A spectral management system may be used in an audio system to receive and process audio signals having multiple distributed audio channels, such as a right, left, center, right side, left side, right rear and left rear channels. The spectral management system may separate and route a frequency range of... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100278347 - Acoustic hostile fire indicator: A system for detecting of the location of shooters with respect to a moving platform is disclosed and claimed. The system makes use of the ballistic shock of ordnance to find a shooter by one of three methods: using a single small array (that detects ordnance shock) in conjunction with... Agent: Bae Systems

20100278349 - Intercom headset connection and disconnection detection: A headset is able to be coupled via a cable to an intercom system, is able to be wirelessly coupled to a wireless device via a wireless transceiver of the headset, and is able to be connected to a wired device via another cable. A controller of the headset separately... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100278348 - Intercom headset connection and disconnection responses: A headset is able to be coupled via a cable to an intercom system, is able to be wirelessly coupled to a wireless device via a wireless transceiver of the headset, and is able to be connected to a wired device via another cable. A controller of the headset separately... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100278350 - Headset system comprising a noise dosimeter: A noise dosimeter (x00) for monitoring the exposure to noise of a user wearing a headset is described. The noise dosimeter includes a housing to be worn external to the ear of the user, an earpiece (x01) for placement in or near an ear canal of the user, a microphone... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20100278351 - Methods and systems for reducing acoustic echoes in multichannel communication systems by reducing the dimensionality of the space of impulse resopnses: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to adaptive methods for reducing acoustic echoes in multichannel audio communication systems. Acoustic echo cancellation methods determine approximate impulse responses characterizing each echo path between loudspeakers and microphones within a room and improve performance based on previously determined impulse responses. In particular,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100278352 - Wind suppression/replacement component for use with electronic systems: Systems and methods to reduce the negative impact of wind on an electronic system include use of a first detector that receives a first signal and a second detector that receives a second signal. A voice activity detector (VAD) coupled to the first detector generates a VAD signal when the... Agent: Gregory & Martensen LLP

20100278353 - System and method for intelligibility enhancement of audio information: A method for processing an input signal to create an enhanced output signal includes obtaining an envelope of the input signal, determining a logarithm signal of the envelope, determining a rate of change of the logarithm signal to obtain a slope value, and applying a value derived from the slope... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100278354 - Voice recording method, digital processor and microphone array system: A microphone array system and a method implemented therefore are provided. A first microphone having a first sensibility receives a sound source to generate a first signal. A second microphone is deposited at a distance from the first microphone, having a second sensibility for receiving the sound source to generate... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100278355 - Feedforward-based anr adjustment responsive to environmental noise levels: A compression circuit of a device providing feedforward-based ANR monitors the electric signal output by a feedforward microphone for indications of the voltage levels of the electric signal output by the feedforward microphone ceasing to have a linear relationship with the acoustic levels of the sounds detected by the feedforward... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100278356 - Audio amplification apparatus: A method of adjusting frequency-dependent amplification in an audio amplification apparatus. The audio amplification apparatus includes a forward transfer path (2) connectable to an output transducer, the forward transfer path including a frequency transposing element. The method includes the steps of: presenting stimuli to the output transducer at a plurality... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100278357 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program: A signal processing apparatus includes a source separation module for producing respective separation signals corresponding to a plurality of sound sources by applying an ICA (Independent Component Analysis) to observation signals produced based on mixture signals from the sound sources, which are taken by source separation microphones, to thereby execute... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100278358 - Digital linking of multiple microphone systems: Systems and methods for digitally linking multiple microphones and managing microphone signals are provided. Embodiments provide for digitally linking of multiple auto-mixer systems where a large number of microphones are required. In large auto-mixer systems, microphone input channels may be distributed among many devices. Rather than transmitting these signals individually... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20100278359 - User adornable apparatus and system for generating user detectable audio and mechanical vibration signals: Embodiments of apparatus and system for generating user detectable audio and mechanical vibration signals. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.... Agent: Merle W. Richman, Iii

20100278360 - Method and support system for presenting electrophysiological measurements: A method (40) and system (10) of presenting an electrophysiological signal, the method comprising receiving (41) the electrophysiological signal, extracting (42) different components from the received electrophysiological signal, processing (43) the different components to generate different audio signals corresponding to the respective different components, and audibly presenting (44) the different... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100278361 - Configurations and methods for broadband planar magnetic induction transducers: Contemplated planar magnetic induction transducers comprise a driver portion that provides a static magnetic field and a dynamic magnetic field to an electrically conductive sound producing membrane to thereby induce a current in the membrane that operates as a voice coil. Most typically, the dynamic magnetic field is produced by... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100278362 - Method and apparatus to interchange between bone conductive and normal mode in receiver: An integrated, switchable receiver module configured for acoustic transmission in an electronic device having an outer surface is provided. The integrated, switchable receiver includes an audio receiver (AR) and a bone conductive receiver (BCR), which is disposed in a spatially overlapping relationship with respect to the AR when viewed from... Agent: Kyocera International Inc. Intellectual Propery Department

20100278363 - Electrostatic speaker having ventilative diaphragm: The present invention relates to an electrostatic speaker including a fixed electrode and a diaphragm that is arranged with a predetermined gap from the fixed electrode and has a plurality of ventilation holes. The ventilative diaphragm reduces air resistance caused by the ground effect between the fixed electrode and the... Agent: Park Law Firm

20100278364 - Earpiece: Device called ear unit for stable fittings in an ear, characterised in that said ear unit (10) is shaped as a decremental curve and that the distance between the ends (5, 8) of the decremental curve is approximately equal to the distance between a first cavity from the under the... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100278367 - Configuration and method for wireless data transmission between hearing devices: A configuration and an associated method for the wireless transmission of data between hearing devices include an external unit which generates and emits a carrier signal, a first hearing device with a first transponder which modulates and back-scatters the carrier signal and a second hearing device with a second transponder... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100278365 - Method and system for wireless hearing assistance: A method for providing hearing assistance to a user, comprising capturing audio signals by a microphone arrangement; measuring at least one mechanical parameter; selecting an audio signal processing scheme according to the measured at least one mechanical parameter; processing, by a signal processing unit, the captured audio signals according to... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100278366 - Method and system for wireless hearing assistance: A method for providing hearing assistance to a user, comprising capturing audio signals by an internal microphone arrangement and supplying the captured audio signals a central signal processing unit; estimating whether a certain type of external audio signal supply device is connected to the audio signal processing unit in order... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100278368 - Micromachined horn: An acoustic device includes a transducer formed on a first surface of a substrate and an acoustic horn formed in the substrate by a dry-etching process through an opposing second surface of the substrate. The acoustic horn is positioned to amplify sound waves from the transducer and defines a non-linear... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20100278369 - Enclosure for a communication device: Disclosed is an enclosure for a communication device. The enclosure comprises: a casing for the communication device, the casing having a back side and a casing opening in the back side; a speaker mounted inside the casing and in communication with the casing opening; and a cover shaped to mate... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault (research In Motion Matters)

20100278370 - Motor structure of loudspeaker: A motor structure of loudspeaker comprises a magnet, a top plate, a bottom plate, and a pole piece. The magnet has two opposite sides. The top plate rests on one of the two sides of the magnet and jointly forms a central bore with the magnet. The bottom plate supports... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100278371 - Electroacoustic transducer: The electroacoustic transducer is provided with at least any one of the center area magnet magnetized so that a component parallel to the center axis of the acoustic diaphragm is turned into the forward direction of the acoustic diaphragm at the position that becomes the center side of the base... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100278372 - Mems microphone with spring suspended backplate: A MEMS microphone has a base, a backplate, and a backplate spring suspending the backplate from the base. The microphone also has a diaphragm forming a variable capacitor with the backplate.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

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