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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100329466 - Device and method for converting spatial audio signal: An audio processor for converting a multi-channel audio input signal, such as a B-format sound field signal, into a set of audio output signals, such as a set of two or more audio output signals arranged for headphone reproduction or for playback over an array of loudspeakers. A filter bank... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100329467 - Removing time delays in signal paths: The disclosed embodiments include systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums for compensating one or more signals and/or one or more parameters for time delays in one or more signal processing paths.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)

20100329468 - Portable electronic device and method for using the same: A portable electronic device includes an audio file playing unit and a surge protector device connected to the audio file playing unit. The surge protector device includes a protector module connected to an audio file playing unit and a processor module connected to the protector module and the audio file... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100329470 - Audio information processing apparatus and method: An audio information processing apparatus and method include dividing an audio signal, determining a time period having a power change ratio of an audio signal larger than a first threshold value as an attack candidate, searching the time period of the attack candidate and a time period immediately before the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100329469 - Signal processing: An apparatus, method and a computer program are provided. The apparatus is configured to process an electrical output signal from a loudspeaker to detect a user input signal.... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100329471 - Ambient noise compensation system: An ambient noise compensation system having an automatic gain control to adjust the volume of a desired sound in a listening area. A sound pick-up may be placed in the listening area to capture the sound level, including both the desired sound and ambient noise. A measured value is then... Agent: Standley Law Group LLP

20100329472 - Reverberation suppressing apparatus and reverberation suppressing method: A reverberation suppressing apparatus separating sound source signals based on input signals output from microphones collecting the plurality of sound source signals, includes a sound signal output unit generating sound signals and outputting the generated sound signals, a sound acquiring unit acquiring the input signals from microphones, a first evaluation... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100329473 - Apparatus, method and computer program: An apparatus, method and computer program where the apparatus comprises: a filter configured to filter an electrical input signal and provide a filtered electrical input signal to an audio output device; an audio output device configured to convert the filtered electrical input signal to an acoustic output signal; a microphone... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100329474 - Howling suppression device, howling suppression method, program, and integrated circuit: The howling suppression device includes: a delay unit (103) which delays the input signal so as to output the delayed input signal as a reference signal; a signal separation unit (104) including an adaptive filter (109) which extracts a periodic signal component from the reference signal by adaptively updating a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100329475 - Method and apparatus for producing non linear sound attenuation: Certain embodiments of the present technology provide a sound attenuator for reducing high level sounds within the ear canal while maintaining high audibility for lower level sounds. The sound attenuator comprises a housing with a passageway for passing external sound, a damping member to restore resonance within a plugged ear,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100329477 - System for providing a personalized driving sound: The present invention relates to a system for providing a personalized driving sound by using an active sound design. The system includes a sound design tool, a memory card, and an audio system. The sound design tool enables a user to create the driving sound. The memory card receives and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100329476 - Tunable, sound enhancing air induction system for internal combustion engine: A tunable, sound enhancing air induction system for an internal combustion engine includes an air supply duct extending between an air cleaner and a throttle body, and an acoustic amplifier mounted to the air supply duct at an anti-node of a desirable engine induction sound. The acoustic amplifier furnishes the... Agent: Jerome R. Drouillard

20100329478 - Housing for microphone arrays and multi-sensor devices for their size optimization: A sensor system being is located in an environment composed of a first medium, where waves propagate with a first phase velocity, the sensor system including at least one main enclosure and a sensor array with at least two sensors, said sensor array being arranged inside the main enclosure, wherein... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20100329479 - Sound source localization apparatus and sound source localization method: A sound source localization apparatus for localizing a sound source using an eigenvector, includes, a sound signal input unit inputting a sound signal, a correlation matrix calculation unit calculating a correlation matrix of the input sound signal, and an eigenvector calculation unit calculating an eigenvalue of the correlation matrix using... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100329481 - Acoustic correction apparatus and acoustic correction method: According to one embodiment, an acoustic correction apparatus includes: a signal obtaining module configured to obtain an acoustic signal from a target space including an object and an external space; a signal output module configured to output to the target space a measurement signal; a coefficient identifying module configured to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100329480 - Highly directive endfire loudspeaker array: A loudspeaker system with an endfire array of three or more loudspeakers (Zn, n=3, 4, . . . N) arranged on a line. The system has a set of filters (Fn, n=3, 4, . . . N), each loudspeaker (Zn) being connected to one corresponding filter (Fn). The filters (Fn)... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100329482 - Audio digital to analog converter and audio processing apparatus including the same: An audio DAC includes a delta/sigma modulator (DSM), a pulse width modulator (PWM) and an output unit. The DSM delta-sigma modulates an over-sampled digital signal to generate a multi-bit quantization signal. The PWM pulse width modulates the multi-bit quantization signal to generate a single-bit pulse width modulation signal. The output... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100329483 - Capacitor microphone: Diaphragms of a plurality of capacitor microphone units are arranged in the same plane and the capacitor microphone units are connected in series to make an output from an impedance converter connected to one capacitor microphone unit drives a ground side of another capacitor microphone unit connected to the impedance... Agent: Law Offices Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100329484 - Audio amplifier attachable to speaker system by way of magnetic coupler and method therefor: An audio system comprises a first enclosure for housing a first audio component and a second enclosure for housing a second audio component. The first enclosure includes a surface having a plurality of first structures, the first structures comprising one selected from a group consisting of a plurality of protrusions... Agent: Robert D. Atkins

20100329485 - Bone conduction speaker and hearing device using the same: To provide a bone conduction speaker that enables a wearer to hear a bone-conducted sound and an air-conducted sound caused by the bone-conducted sound to improve the quality and depth of the sound and allows the wearer to hear external sounds to improve the safety in outdoor use, and a... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100329486 - Oscillator for a flat loudspeaker, flat loudspeaker and vehicle: The present invention relates to an oscillator, particularly for or in a flat loudspeaker, particularly for use in the aerospace field, comprising an oscillating part carrier, a coupling ring for coupling the oscillator to a sound converter of a loudspeaker, wherein the oscillating part carrier and the coupling ring are... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100329487 - Preamplifier circuit for a microelectromechanical capacitive acoustic transducer: Described herein is a preamplifier circuit for a capacitive acoustic transducer provided with a MEMS detection structure that generates a capacitive variation as a function of an acoustic signal to be detected, starting from a capacitance at rest; the preamplifier circuit is provided with an amplification stage that generates a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100329488 - Method and apparatus for an active vehicle sound management system: An active sound management system for a vehicle includes a plurality of zones defined in the vehicle, each zone including at least one speaker and at least one microphone associated therewith, and a control unit operatively connected to the plurality of zones, the control unit having an input line for... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100329489 - Adaptive beamforming for audio and data applications: A system and method for performing efficient directed sound and/or data to a user utilizing position information. Various aspects may, for example, comprise determining position associated with one or more recipients of audio signals, determining one or more audio signal parameters based, at least in part, on such determined position... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100329490 - Audio device and method of operation therefor: An audio device is arranged to present a plurality of test audio signals to a user where each test audio signal comprises a signal component and a noise component. A user preference processor (109) receives user preference feedback for the test audio signals and generates a personalization parameter for the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100329491 - System for transmitting amplified audio signals to a user:

20100329492 - Method for reducing noise in an input signal of a hearing device as well as a hearing device:

20100329493 - Hearing apparatus and method for suppressing feedback in a hearing apparatus: A hearing apparatus and an associated method for suppressing feedback include a microphone emitting a microphone signal and a receiver picking up a receiver signal by subtracting a compensation signal from the microphone signal. The hearing apparatus includes a number of preset static first compensation filters for forming first compensation... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100329494 - Apparatus and method: An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus, the apparatus including: a loudspeaker configured to convert an electrical input signal into an acoustic output signal; and carbon nanohorn material wherein the carbon nanohorn material is positioned so as to be exposed to the acoustic output signal.... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100329495 - Electroacoustic transducing with a bridge phase plug: An electro-acoustic transducer has an electro-magnetically driven moving dome and a phase plug having a body and a dome-interface surface, with a compression cavity formed between the dome and the dome-interface surface. The phase plug includes at least first and second annular slots beginning at the dome-interface surface and extending... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100329496 - Apparatus with adjustable speaker arrangement: Apparatus includes a housing, the housing including a first body part and a second body part, the first body part being moveable relative to the second body part, wherein the housing has a first configuration when the first body part is in a first position relative to the second body... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100329497 - Speaker-transducer with its own bass-reflex and maximum efficiency cooling: This is a novel speaker design which introduces its own internal bass-reflex. This design improves over existing designs in that it leads to acoustics that are more natural and of higher quality and, that it also leads to much improved cooling for the speaker's voice coil.... Agent: Srdjan Perovic

20100329498 - Apparatus and method: An apparatus and method of providing an apparatus, the apparatus including a loudspeaker configured to convert an electrical input signal into an acoustic output signal; and carbon nanohorn material wherein the carbon nanohorn material is positioned so as to be exposed to the acoustic output signal.... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100329499 - Garment with built-in audio source wiring: An audio source device may be used with a garment such as a hooded garment by passing the audio wires into a channel in the hood and having them exit the hood inside hollow lanyards with earbuds at the ends. A means to fix the wires and the lanyards to... Agent: Lawrence S. Cohen, Esq. Law Office Of Lawrence S. Cohen

20100329500 - Wired control of earphone: The present invention provides a wired control of an earphone. The wired control includes a turn plate and a body. The turn plate defines an elastic material structure and a plurality of rails. The body defines at least one protrusion which is mounted with a plurality of circuit boards, wherein... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100329501 - Bobbin and loudspeaker using the same: A bobbin is a hollow tubular structure formed of a carbon nanotube composite structure. A loudspeaker includes a magnetic circuit; a bobbin; a voice coil; and a diaphragm. The magnetic circuit defines a magnetic gap. The bobbin is located in the magnetic gap. The voice coil is wounded on the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100329502 - Bobbin and loudspeaker using the same: A bobbin for a loudspeaker includes at least one base and at least one carbon nanotube structure. The at least one carbon nanotube structure is positioned on at least one surface of the base. A loudspeaker includes a magnetic circuit, a bobbin; a voice coil, and a diaphragm. The magnetic... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100329503 - Voice coil and transducer having the voice coil: A voice coil is disclosed. The voice coil includes a housing and a wire wrapped around the housing. The housing defines a connecting member and a combining member connected to the connecting member. The wire wraps around the combing member. The connecting member defines an outer surface, an inner surface... Agent: Jamie Zheng

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100322428 - Audio signal processing device and audio signal processing method: An audio signal processing device includes: head related transfer function convolution processing units convoluting head related transfer functions with audio signals of respective channels of plural channels, which allow the listener to listen to sound so that sound images are localized at assumed virtual sound image localization positions concerning respective... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100322429 - Joint enhancement of multi-channel audio: An overall encoding procedure and associated decoding procedure are presented. The encoding procedure involves at least two signal encoding processes operating on signal representations of a set of audio input channels. Local synthesis is used in connection with a first encoding process to generate a locally decoded signal, including a... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100322430 - Portable communication device and a method of processing signals therein: A portable communication device is disclosed. The portable communication device comprises a speaker adapted to be held to an ear of a user for conveying sound to the user, at least one sensor for sensing sound emanating from said sound conveyed to the user, and a control unit. The control... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100322431 - Method for reproducing natural or modified spatial impression in multichannel listening: The invention concerns a method for reproducing spatial impression of existing spaces in multichannel or binaural listening. It consists of following steps/phases: a) Recording of sound or impulse response of a room using multiple microphones, b) Time- and frequency-dependent processing of impulse responses or recorded sound, c) Processing of sound... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100322432 - Frequency control based on device properties: There is provided a method of controlling a noise cancellation system, the noise cancellation system being for use in a device comprising a speaker for receiving a wanted signal and generating a sound signal therefrom, and the noise cancellation system comprising: a digital filter, for generating a noise cancellation signal... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100322433 - Active noise cancellation earphone: An active noise cancellation (ANC) earphone for coupling to a host having a first jack and a second jack includes a sound source module, a sensing source module, a first connection module, and a second connection module. The sound source module is used for playing an audio signal. The sensing... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100322434 - Apparatus, method and computer program: An apparatus, method and computer program, the apparatus comprising: including a loudspeaker configured to convert an electrical input signal into an acoustic output signal; a connecting portion configured to interchangeably connect to either a first adapter or a second adapter where the first adapter is configured to fit in a... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100322436 - Array microphone system including omni-directional microphones to receive sound in cone-shaped beam: An array microphone system includes a first omni-directional microphone, a second omni-directional microphone, a gain control, and a beam former. The first omni-directional microphone faces a first direction. The second omni-directional microphone faces a second direction opposing the first direction. When receiving sound, the first omni-directional microphone and the second... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100322435 - Position detecting system, audio device and terminal device used in the position detecting system: A position detecting system is provided, which is capable of effectively preventing erroneous detection of audio to be measured. The position detecting system includes a terminal device that inputs an audio signal from an audio device and a microphone. The audio device sequentially inputs measurement audio signals that have been... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100322437 - Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method: There is provided a signal processing apparatus, for suppressing a noise, which includes a first calculator to obtain a phase difference between two spectrum signals in a frequency domain transformed from sound signals received by at least two microphones to estimate a sound source by the phase difference, a second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100322438 - Method and circuit for controlling an output of an audio signal of a battery-powered device: A method and a control circuit for controlling an output of an audio signal of a battery-powered device are described.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100322439 - Capacitor microphone unit and capacitor microphone: A diaphragm adhering to a diaphragm holder and vibrating upon receiving a sound wave; and a fixed pole facing the diaphragm with a space from the diaphragm to form a capacitor with the diaphragm are included. A surface of the diaphragm holder adhering to the diaphragm is flat polished. The... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100322440 - Audio processing circuit and preamplifier circuit: An audio processing circuit is provided, receiving a microphone signal from a microphone to output a differential signal. A preamplifier receives the microphone signal to output a first preamplified voltage and a second preamplified voltage. A gain stage receives the first preamplified voltage and the second preamplified voltage to output... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100322441 - Notebook power supply with integrated subwoofer: A portable electrical appliance comprises an audio signal source, a power supply module having a housing external to the portable electrical appliance for providing power to the electronic appliance having, a power converter for providing DC power to at least the portable electrical appliance, a speaker for generating sound and... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100322443 - Mems microphone: A MEMS microphone includes a cover, a housing engaging with the cover for forming a cavity, at least one transducer accommodated in the cavity, and a conductive case covering the cover and the sidewall of the housing. The housing includes a cover and a sidewall extending from the base. The... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100322442 - Pressure activated remote microphone: A pressure activated remote microphone is provided within a communication system (100). A face mask (102) incorporates a remote microphone (118) and one or more pressure sensor(s) (122). When a user puts on the mask (102), the remote microphone (118) is enabled in response to the pressure sensed by the... Agent: Motorola, Inc

20100322444 - Loudspeaker arrangement: A loudspeaker arrangement (10, 100) is operable to convert in operation an electrical drive signal to acoustic radiation. The loudspeaker arrangement (10, 100) includes a panel (20) including one or more groups of one or more apertures (60) therein, and at least one component (30) cooperating with the panel (20)... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100322445 - Modular, line-array loudspeaker: This invention relates to a line-array loudspeaker that is configurable to meet the acoustic requirements of a venue. In one embodiment, the line-array includes a combination of far-field and near-field loudspeaker modules which are selectively fixedly connected to each other. Each module includes a first loudspeaker element and a second... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100322447 - Microphone assembly comprising magnetically activatable element for signal switching and field indication: A microphone assembly comprising a transducer for receiving sound and outputting a corresponding control signal. The assembly also comprises means for detecting a magnetic field and outputting a signal relating to the field. A hearing aid comprising the assembly has a processor receiving the control signal and selecting between the... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100322446 - Spatial audio object coding (saoc) decoder and postprocessor for hearing aids: An audio processor device for a hearing impaired listener is described. An input signal decoder decodes an audio input data signal into a corresponding multi-channel audio output representing multiple audio objects and associated side information. An audio processor adjusts the multi-channel audio output based on user-specific hearing impairment characteristics to... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100322448 - Method for operating a hearing device and corresponding hearing system and arrangement: Preferably, step a) is carried out upon receiving certain data in said hearing device (11). Such data can be generated by a device (2) installed in an automobile, e.g., a car stereo (2). The minimum amplification or output level can be selectively applied to signals originating from the acoustic environment... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100322449 - Methods and apparatus for processing audio signals: Various methods and apparatus for processing audio signals are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such an oral appliance may be a custom-made device which can enhance and/or optimize received audio signals... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100322450 - Boundary microphone: A boundary microphone includes: a metal mesh; a base made of metal; a cover made of metal on which a plurality of holes through which a sound wave is passed is formed; and a microphone unit that is installed on the base and converts sound into an electrical signal. The... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100322451 - Mems microphone: A MEMS microphone includes a cover, a housing engaging with the cover for forming a cavity. The housing includes a base and a sidewall extending perpendicularly from the base. A conductive case is provided to cover the cover and the sidewall of the housing. The base defines a periphery portion... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20100322452 - Contamination resistant ports for hearing devices: An in-canal hearing device includes a receiver, battery, and microphone assembly with a housing. The housing has an air and sound opening which is covered with a structure to inhibit the entry of cerumen and moisture. The structure may be in the form of an end cap having passages with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100322453 - Canalphones: Provided is an insertion type earphone, in which a receiver unit (12) is constituted to have a receiver body (50) (or a BA type receiver) housed in a casing (20). The receiver body (50) includes a housing (56) having a small hole (66a) formed to provide communication between a back... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100322454 - Inflatable ear device: A diaphonic valve utilizing the principle of the Synthetic Jet is disclosed herein. A diaphonic valve pump is provided for the inflation of an in-ear balloon. More complex embodiments of the present invention include stacks of multiple synthetic jets generating orifices as well as an oscillating, thin polymer membrane. In... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.

20100322456 - Speaker device for mobile terminal: A speaker device for a mobile terminal enlarges resonance space of a speaker while decreasing a size of the mobile terminal. The speaker device for a mobile terminal includes at least one speaker installed within a main body of the mobile terminal and a speaker bracket installed at one surface... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100322455 - Wireless loudspeaker: A wireless speaker may include a housing comprising a networking module configured to receive a signal from an audio source, a power amplifier configured to amplify the signal, and at least one speaker configured to translate the electrical signal into an acoustic wave. The wireless speaker may also include at... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100322457 - Swivel tweeter mechanism for a constant phase coaxial acoustic transducer: An audio transducer assembly configured for positioning with respect to a mounting surface, said assembly employing a tweeter in a directionally adjustable body which swivels radially and axially for positioning and directing the tweeter in a desired direction. By keeping the center of rotation at or near the center of... Agent: Sam Talpalatsky

20100322458 - Speaker and electronic device: A speaker according to the present invention includes: a diaphragm formed as an elongated box-shaped five face body having one open face; an edge for supporting the diaphragm so as to enable vibration of the diaphragm; a voice coil wound around and fixed to four side faces which are among... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100322459 - Loudspeaker having adjustable magnet: Loudspeakers are provided that include a moveable magnet that can be positioned relative to the speaker piston. A user of the loudspeaker may position the moveable magnet to achieve a desired tone, distortion, or other sound without requiring the loudspeaker to be operated at an undesirable sound pressure level. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100322460 - Magnetic circuit and audio equipment: [Means for Resolution] A magnetic circuit of the present invention includes a horizontal coil wound in a horizontal direction, and an unitary magnet opposed face-to-face to the horizontal coil, wherein the magnet has a first polarity portion and a second polarity portion located adjacent to the first polarity portion. The... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100322461 - Bi-directional loudspeaker: A thin and cost-effective bi-directional loudspeaker which can reproduce high quality sound toward contrary directions simultaneously, arranged from bottom to the top, consists of a frame (2), a U-yoke (3), a first magnet (4), a washer (5), a copper cap (6), a second magnet (7), a voice coil (8), a... Agent: Sally Chang

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100316224 - Systems and methods for creating immersion surround sound and virtual speakers effects: Modern electronic devices are getting more portable and smaller leading to smaller distances between speakers. In particular, computers are now so compact that the notebook computer is one of the most popular computer types. However, with the proliferation of media available in digital form, both music recordings and video features,... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc

20100316225 - Electro-acoustic conversion apparatus: According to one embodiment, A microphone-earphone includes a speaker connected to an acoustic device configured to measure acoustic characteristics of a listener's external auditory canal, and configured to output an acoustic signal toward the listener's external auditory canal, a microphone device disposed outside the listener's external auditory canal, an acoustic... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100316226 - Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method: A signal processing apparatus includes: one or more detection means for detecting movement of a diaphragm of a speaker in correspondence with feedback methods that are different feedback methods; analog-to-digital conversion means for converting one or more detection signals acquired by the detection means into a digital form; feedback signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100316227 - Method for determining a frequency response of a hearing apparatus and associated hearing apparatus: A method determines a frequency response of a hearing apparatus in any acoustic environment situation as well as an associated hearing apparatus. Here the frequency response of the hearing apparatus is determined in dependence on at least one preset, user-independent frequency response and at least one user-dependent frequency response. As... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100316228 - Methods and systems for blind dereverberation: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods for dereverberation of audio generated in a room. In one aspect, a method for dereverberating reverberant digital signals comprises transforming a reverberant digital signal from the time domain into Fourier domain signals using a computing device, each Fourier domain signal... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100316229 - Electronic device accessories formed from intertwined fibers: Fibers may be intertwined to form structures for electronic devices and other parts. Fibers may be intertwined using computer-controlled braiding, weaving, and knitting equipment. Binder materials may be selectively incorporated into the intertwined fibers. By controlling the properties of the intertwined fibers and the patterns of incorporated binder, structures can... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100316230 - 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

20100316233 - Method of object tracking in 3d space based on particle filter using acoustic sensors: There is provided a method of tracking an object in a three-dimensional (3-D) space by using particle filter-based acoustic sensors, the method comprising selecting two planes in the 3-D space; executing two-dimensional (2-D) particle filtering on the two selected planes, respectively; and associating results of the 2-D particle filtering on... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100316232 - Spatial audio for audio conferencing: Spatialized audio is generated for voice data received at a telecommunications device based on spatial audio information received with the voice data and based on a determined virtual position of the source of the voice data for producing spatialized audio signals.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100316231 - System and method for determining vector acoustic intensity external to a spherical array of transducers and an acoustically reflective spherical surface: A system and computer implemented method for determining and displaying vector acoustic intensity fields based on signals from a rigid spherical array of acoustic sensors within a volume external to the array. The method includes a propagator with a ratio of Green's functions for the location within the volume and... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100316234 - Projector and audio output method: A projector includes: a first audio input section adapted to input a first sound signal; a second audio input section adapted to input a second sound signal; a first sound amplifier section adapted to amplify the first sound signal received through the second audio input section to generate a first... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100316235 - Bone conduction speaker with vibration prevention function: A bone conduction speaker having a vibration prevention structure is disclosed. In the speaker structure that a magnet and a voice coil are installed in the interior of a housing disposed in an inner side of an external casing of a bone conduction speaker and are engaged with a yoke,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100316236 - Home theater: 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.

20100316238 - Audio data receiving apparatus, audio data receiving method, and audio data transmission and receiving system: An audio data receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive audio data sampled in accordance with a first clock signal; a synchronization unit configured to generate a second clock signal that is synchronized with the first clock signal by extracting clock components contained in the audio data; a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100316237 - Method and apparatus for simplified interconnection and control of audio components of an home automation system: A method and apparatus for distributing stereo signal of an audio system integrated with an home automation system. The audio system is further integrated with intercom and video intercom including the controlling of the intercom communications and the home automation appliances via a network and the Internet. The stereo signals... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100316239 - Hearing aid: In a hearing aid, a main body case has a fitting-use first communication terminal provided inside the main body case, so that the first communication terminal can be visually checked when the battery case is removed by turning, and the battery case has a first locking protrusion that is engaged... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100316240 - Method and apparatus for modifying an audio signal: An electroacoustical apparatus and method is described that alters the output properties of an audio device to improve the sound properties for both hearing impaired and normal hearing listeners. The device includes a coil element of specific design and may incorporate digital signal processing techniques to modify audio signal output.... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100316241 - Thin audio component mounting structure, portable audio device, cellular phone and method for mounting thin audio component: Even when an audio component is mounted on a non-flat portion such as a level difference portion or a bumpy portion, the audio component is stably fixed so as to improve sound quality without requiring a space for improving the sound quality, such as an exhaust chamber, and without increasing... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100316242 - Digital speaker apparatus: An actuation system for generating a physical effect, the system comprising at least one array of translating elements each constrained to travel alternately back and forth along a respective axis, toward first and second extreme positions respectively, in response to activation of first and second forces respectively; and a controller... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100316243 - Condenser microphone unit: There is provided a condenser microphone unit incorporating a FET (impedance converter) in a unit case, in which the electromagnetic shield on the rear surface side of the unit case is assured, sound waves do not leak, and a steady internal stress is applied to incorporated parts almost uniformly. In... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100316244 - Earmuff structure: An earmuff structure mainly comprises a base having a hole disposed at a center thereof, and the base having a plurality of slide rail grooves disposed at a perimeter thereof, each slide rail groove being assembled with a slot of a click for the click to adjust a distance between... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100316245 - Sound enhancement system: A speaker assembly mounted on a bracket extending from a ceiling comprises an enclosure that includes a bottom wall, side walls including opposing first and second side walls, a sleeve that receives a tubular member of the bracket, and an interior wall having a first segment that extends from the... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100316246 - Speaker device for portable terminal: A speaker device for a portable terminal is provided. The device includes a case frame forming an exterior of the portable terminal, a speaker installation space provided at an inner surface of the case frame to install a speaker therein, a barrier wall formed to provide a resonance space near... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100316247 - Loudspeaker and alarm with luminous element: A loudspeaker has an alarm and a luminous element, these being an improvement upon exiting loudspeakers having luminous elements. The luminous element is an illuminating lamp. A radiative cooling fin is mounted near the illuminating lamp. The use of radiator cooling firework permits a larger power light to be selected... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100316248 - Self-cooling loudspeaker: An improved self-cooling loudspeaker of the electrodynamic type, formed by a magnetic circuit includes a cylindrical permanent magnet (1) and two polar parts (2 and 3), namely a cylindrical “core ring” (2) positioned on the permanent magnet (1) and a “return vessel” (3) having a circular plan view, on which... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100316249 - Speaker: The invention provides a speaker in which a damper is effectively added without impairing the thinness of the speaker, and which, although the speaker is thin and small, exhibits high withstand input and high output power performances. A damper (14) is disposed between the lower end of a voice coil... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100310079 - Method for encoding and decoding multi-channel audio signal and apparatus thereof: Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding a multi-channel audio signal are provided. In the encoding method, spatial information is calculated based on a multi-channel audio signal and a down-mix signal, and a compensation parameter that compensates for the down-mix signal is calculated based on the multi-channel audio signal and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sv)

20100310080 - Speaker array apparatus and sound beam control method: A speaker array apparatus includes a speaker array and a control section that controls audio signals corresponding to channels respectively so that the speaker array emits sound beams for the audio signal of a part of the channels in a plurality of directions and sound beams for the audio signals... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100310081 - Multi-channel audio signal decoding method and device: A multi-channel audio signal decoding method and device is provided. The multi-channel audio signal decoding method includes receiving a first multi-channel audio signal; performing a first decoding procedure on the first multi-channel audio signal to generate a second multi-channel audio signal; performing a second decoding procedure on a first single-channel... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100310082 - Input selection for auditory devices: A method and auditory device for automatic evaluation of an input signal for use in an auditory device, the method including the steps of: detecting a signal; processing the signal to determine one or more shape parameters relevant to the change of spectral shape over time of said signal, and... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100310083 - Electronic device with noise-suppression system: An electronic device with at least one ventilator unit and at least one housing part with at least one ventilation opening. The electronic device includes a noise-suppression system with at least one microphone for registering noise vibrations for the output of vibration signals. The noise-suppression system further includes at least... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100310085 - 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; estimating indicator function using a signal power of the input signal; obtaining an adapted filter using the indicator function and an equalization filter; and, generating an output signal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100310086 - Noise cancellation system with lower rate emulation: There is provided a noise cancellation system, comprising: an input for a digital signal, the digital signal having a first sample rate; a digital filter, connected to the input to receive the digital signal; a decimator, connected to the input to receive the digital signal and to generate a decimated... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100310084 - Cancellation of bone-conducting sound in a hearing prosthesis: An hearing prosthesis configured to cancel received bone-conducted sound. The hearing prosthesis comprises: first and second matched microphones configured to be implanted in a recipient in a spaced arrangement such that the first microphone receives air-conducted sound signals and bone-conducted sound signals substantially simultaneously, and wherein the second microphone receives... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20100310087 - Audio output apparatus and audio processing system: According to one embodiment, an audio output apparatus, includes: a receiver configured to receiver audio information from an audio processor; an output module configured to output the received audio information; a cable configured to connect between the output module and the receiver to communicate the audio information; a tension detector... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100310088 - Wall mounted docking station: A multi-zone audio system is provided that is portable to a handheld audio device at a plurality of locations. The system includes a multi-zone audio system controller having an audio input/output selection circuit for selectively regulating the source and distribution of audio signals. A plurality of handheld connector docks are... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100310089 - System for allowing selective listening on multiple televisions: Provided is an audio transmission system for use in environments having multiple televisions. An audio transmitter couples to a television via the television's audio output jack and frequency modulates the audio signal for transmission on a user selected channel. An audio receiver receives the frequency modulated audio signal and extracts... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100310090 - Sound amplification system comprising a combined ir-sensor/speaker: A public address system including a wireless IR microphone for picking up a sound and converting it to an IR light signal including an audio signal representative of said sound and adapted for being transmitted to an IR sensor; an IR sensor including an IR photo detector for receiving said... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100310091 - Selector for vehicle audio system: An audio transmission device that is mountable to a vehicle may include: an audio input device that receives audio input signals from one or more audio sources; an audio output device that provides audio output signals in response to the audio input signals; a knob that is rotatably adjustable with... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100310092 - Cross-over frequency selection and optimization of response around cross-over: A system and method provide at least a single stage optimization process which maximizes the flatness of the net subwoofer and satellite speaker response in and around a cross-over region. A first stage determines an optimal cross-over frequency by minimizing an objective function in a region around the cross-over frequency.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100310093 - Headphone apparatus: A single chamber headphone apparatus and earcup design is provided which enhances wearer comfort, reduces headphone weight, facilitates ease of use, maintenance and operation by providing an improved internal chamber and battery cap configuration. Sound quality is improved by eliminating acoustic problems associated with two-chamber headset designs. A volume balance... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100310094 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device and a method of driving the display, wherein the volume of background music is controlled depending upon the color or brightness of display images, and the power consumption is reduced. The display device includes a display unit with a plurality of pixels, a signal controller, and a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100310095 - Method for providing a mute control function for multiple microphones connected to a computer: A method for providing a mute control function in a computer having multiple microphones is disclosed. A set of mute state information is stored in a control table of a portable computer. The mute state information is for controlling a mute state. Device identifiers (IDs) of all microphones that are... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20100310096 - Switchable attenuation circuit for mems microphone systems: A switch control circuit monitors a signal produced by a MEMS or other capacitor microphone. When a criterion is met, for example when the amplitude of the monitored signal exceeds a threshold or the monitored signal has been clipped or analysis of the monitored signal indicates clipping is imminent or... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100310097 - Apparatus and method for outputing audio signal in portable terminal: An apparatus and a method for outputting an audio signal in a portable terminal are provided. The portable terminal for outputting an audio signal includes an ear jack, a modem, and an amplifier. The ear jack connects the portable terminal with one of an earphone and an external apparatus. The... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100310098 - Electret transducer with solar power: The present invention provides an electret transducer with solar power. The provided electrets transducer includes a solar power supply device, an amplifier circuit having a first input terminal coupled to the solar power supply device and a second input terminal coupled to an audio signal input terminal, and an electret... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100310099 - Electronic accessory for an mp3 player, and method of providing the same: In one embodiment, an electronic accessory configured to couple with an electronic device can comprise a housing and a spacer. The housing can comprise a body comprising a width, a length, and a thickness; and a neck extending from the body, the neck comprising a length less than the length... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100310100 - Loudspeaker input switch system to reorient sound in truck: A loudspeaker input switch system for a truck cabin includes set of loudspeakers arranged in a perimeter arrangement, and an amplifier for amplifying signals from both a stereo player with a forward front-of-stage simulation, and a surround sound player with a front-of-stage simulation rotated 90° from the forward direction. A... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,

20100310101 - Method and apparatus for directional acoustic fitting of hearing aids: A method of acoustically fitting a hearing aid comprises providing a plurality of audible tones, each having a predetermined frequency through stereo headphones. The tones are provided at specific sound pressure in each ear. The patient changes the relative sound pressure in each ear until a perceived direction of source... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20100310102 - Method for the individual optimization & customization of hearing aids & hearing devices: The current patent describes the methodology for customizing the overall hearing performance of traditional Hearing Aids for individuals. This application details the means of using currently available technology to customize the performance for the individual hearing deficiency. The application further describes a method to enhance the audio frequency reception by... Agent: Carlton J. Melone 2nd (aka Carl W. Melone)

20100310103 - Method for determining of feedback threshold in a hearing device and a hearing device: A method for determining feedback thresholds in a plurality of frequency bands and/or at a plurality of frequencies processed by a hearing device is disclosed. The feedback thresholds are defined as gains, at which feedback occurs while a hearing device user is wearing the hearing device. The method comprises the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100310104 - Flat panel display device: A flat panel display device includes a cabinet with front and rear cabinet parts, a flat panel display component, a holder, a speaker, and a pair of retaining members. The front cabinet part includes a speaker mount and a pair of support tubes. The holder includes an annular main body,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100310105 - Speaker case and related promotional method: Described herein is a case for holding a plurality of items arranged in an ordered fashion. The case includes a structure having a cavity, the structure having thin walls and being lightweight; a plurality of the items to be disposed in the cavity; and a flat speaker comprising a speaker... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP

20100310106 - In-ear headphones: An earphone is disclosed that is used in connection with reproducing audio sounds that are supplied from an audio-frequency source. The earphone includes a housing that includes a boot assembly positioned in the housing. A first audio driver is positioned in the boot assembly such that a first output of... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP

20100310107 - Apparatus for audio communication: A headset (10) for audio communications comprising a speaker housing (11) and a boom (12) for a microphone (41, 51), the headset arranged to provide a retracted state and an extended state, wherein the boom is arranged to be wrapped around the speaker housing in the retracted state and be... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100310108 - Ceramic earphone shell having multiple facets: An earphone includes a ceramic shell having an outer surface forming a plurality of facets. The facets reflect lights from different angles to show dazzling and brilliance as a cut gemstone or diamond, providing feeling of beautifulness when worn and increasing competition capability in the market.... Agent: Leong C. Lei

20100310109 - Support member for speaker vibrating body and speaker device: A speaker device where the dip in the middle sound range is reduced, which provides reproduced sound of comparatively high quality, and provides reproduced sound of comparatively high sound pressure. In the speaker device, a support member for a speaker vibrator is adopted for an edge. The speaker device has... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100310110 - Diaphragm and micro-electroacoustic device incorporating the same: A diaphragm includes a central portion in a center of the diaphragm and an external portion surrounding the central portion. The central portion includes a central section in a center of the central portion, a peripheral section at an outer periphery of the central portion and a connecting section between... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100310111 - Loudspeaker having an interlocking magnet structure: A magnet structure for use with a loudspeaker has an interlocking mechanism. The magnet structure can include a magnet, a shell pot and at least one core cap. The shell pot can contain the magnet in its hollow interior. The magnet can be a single magnet or double magnets. The... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100310112 - Diaphragm and micro-electroacoustic device incorporating the same: A diaphragm includes a central portion in a center of the diaphragm, a pleat portion surrounding the central portion and a flange surrounding the pleat portion. A plurality of pleats are defined in the pleat portion and extend from the central portion to the flange along a tangential direction of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100303243 - method and an apparatus for processing a signal: A method of processing a signal is disclosed, which includes receiving a downmix signal, object information and rendering information; and generating downmix processing information using the object information and the rendering information, the object information including modified object level information, wherein the modified object level information is determined using a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100303244 - Method and mobile device for delivering audio data over short range wireless communicaiton channels: A method and mobile device for delivering individual audio streams multiplexed in an audio data to at least one audio device through corresponding radio channels. The method includes establishing a communication channel with each of at least one audio device, receiving multiplexed audio data, extracting individual audio streams from the... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100303245 - Diffusing acoustical crosstalk: When two loudspeakers play the same signal, a “phantom center” image is produced between the speakers. However, this image differs from one produced by a real center speaker. In particular, acoustical crosstalk produces a comb-filtering effect, with cancellations that may be in the frequency range needed for the intelligibility of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20100303246 - Virtual audio processing for loudspeaker or headphone playback: There are provided methods and an apparatus for processing audio signals. According to one aspect of the present invention there is included a method for processing audio signals having the steps of receiving at least one audio signal having at least a center channel signal, a right side channel signal,... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20100303247 - Display apparatus: The invention relates a method and arrangement for presenting visual information responsive to an audio signal. A solution according to the invention comprises an audio detector (101) arranged to detect an arrival direction of the audio signal, a display device (103) arranged to generate visual information (108) indicating the arrival... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100303248 - Standing wave detection apparatus and method of controlling the same: To efficiently detect a standing wave generated in a room, a standing-wave detection apparatus for detecting a standing wave in a predetermined space, comprises: a sound-receiving unit adapted to receive a sound generated from a sound source arranged in the predetermined space; a storage unit adapted to store time series... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100303249 - System and method of improving audio signals for the hearing impaired: A system and method for using an audiogram and audio filters to provide improved audio characteristics for hearing impaired listeners by equalizing the received sound level of the signal across the frequency spectrum. The system and method further provide for modifying an audio signal based on the personal hearing characteristics... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC

20100303250 - Calibration method and device in an audio system: The present publication describes a calibration method and apparatus, in which an electrical calibration signal is formed, an audio signal is formed in the loudspeaker from the calibration signal, the response of the audio signal is measured and analysed, and the system is adjusted on the basis of the measurement... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100303251 - Method for recognizing ear phone in portable terminal and apparatus thereof: Disclosed is an apparatus for recognizing an earphone of a portable terminal that includes an interface unit which is connected to the earphone; a controller which performs a switch operation by determining whether a switch key of the earphone is inputted, according to a change of a current of a... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100303252 - Data relay apparatus, acoustic reproduction system and control method of the same: In a system in which a plurality of speakers are connected to an acoustic reproduction apparatus which reproduces an acoustic signal input from an external sound source by transmitting the acoustic signal to each speaker, the acoustic reproduction apparatus transmits a control signal by superimposing the control signal on an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100303253 - Vehicle control device and vehicle state monitoring method: A vehicle control device has a plurality of speakers and a security ECU which identifies whether a door is opened or unlocked on the basis of output signals from the speakers. The security ECU identifies the driving direction of a driven portion on the basis of the difference between input... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100303254 - Audio source direction detecting device: A sound source direction detector comprises FFT analysis sections (103(1) to 103(3)) for generating a frequency spectrum in at least one frequency band of acoustic signals for each of the acoustic signals collected by two or more microphones arranged apart from one another, detection sound identifying sections (104(1) to 104(3))... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100303255 - Method for noise removal of ear phone in portable terminal and apparatus thereof: Provided is a method of removing an earphone noise of a portable terminal includes: recognizing a connection of an earphone through an interface unit; applying power to a mike bias port in case the earphone is recognized; sensing a signal which indicating a detachment of the earphone from the interface... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100303256 - Noise cancellation system with signal-to-noise ratio dependent gain: There is provided a noise cancellation system, comprising: a voice input, for receiving a wanted signal; a noise input for receiving a detected signal representative of ambient noise; a signal processor, for generating a noise cancellation signal for addition to the wanted signal, the signal processor having an adjustable gain;... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100303257 - Preserving noise during editing of a signal: Techniques for introducing background noise segments into signal data are provided. The background noise segments are constructed from a background noise print extracted from the signal data. The background noise print may be user specified, or automatically identified by the signal editing tool. The background noise print may be stored... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20100303258 - Portable media delivery system with a media server and highly portable media client devices: A media delivery system comprises a portable media server and a client device. The client device may be a button-less audio player. Sensors are used to generate control signals through a user's interaction. Sensors may be located in earphones to increase or to decrease sound volume. Applications based on touch,... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd

20100303259 - Electronic device and method for using the same: An electronic device includes an audio module, a processor module connected to the audio module, and a sensor module connected to the processor module. The processor module directs the sensor module to detect temperatures at predetermined positions when the audio module plays back audio content, and the processor module regulates... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100303262 - Audio apparatus, and method for setting number of buses for use in the audio apparatus: Digital signal processor is shared for performing first mixer processing that mixes audio signals from input channels via mixing buses and then outputs resultant mixed audio signals to first output channels and second mixer processing that mixes the audio signals from the first output channels via matrix buses and then... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100303260 - Decentralized audio mixing and recording: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a decentralized mixer includes an audio input circuit to receive one or more local audio input signals, a network adapter to couple to a network and to receive one or more mix busses from one or more other mixers coupled to the... Agent: Cool Patent P.C.

20100303261 - User interface for network audio mixers: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a first mixer connects to a network and if a second mixer is detected on the network, the first mixer obtains an identifier for the second mixer, adds one or more audio signals from the second mixer to a mix of the... Agent: Cool Patent P.C.

20100303263 - Electrostatic speaker system: The invention relates an electrostatic speaker system comprising—a high voltage switching power amplifier,—an extraction filter having an input coupled to an output of the high voltage switching amplifier, and—an electrostatic speaker element having a capacitive load and an input coupled to an output of the extraction filter. The combination of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100303264 - Apparatus and method for reproduction of stereo sound: Apparatus for reproduction of stereo sound from a two channel signal, having one or more first transducers (3a, 3b) for reproducing a signal comprising one of or the sum of the two channels, and one or more second transducers (5) for reproducing a signal comprising the difference between the two... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100303265 - Enhancing user experience in audio-visual systems employing stereoscopic display and directional audio: An audio-visual system providing a directional audio stream corresponding to an element in a same direction the element is rendered in a stereoscopic display. As a result, the audio stream may be audible only in portion of an area in the direction the element is rendered. Developers of audio-visual content... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100303266 - Spatialized audio over headphones: A spatial element is added to communications, including over telephone conference calls heard through headphones or a stereo speaker setup. Functions are created to modify signals from different callers to create the illusion that the callers are speaking from different parts of the room.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100303267 - Listening device providing enhanced localization cues, its use and a method: The invention relates to a listening device comprising an ear-part adapted for being worn in or at an ear of a user, a front and rear direction being defined relative to a person wearing the ear-part in an operational position. The invention further relates to a method of operating a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100303268 - System and method for enhancing the inductive coupling between a hearing aid operating in telecoil mode and a communication device: A method and system to optimize the relative position of an inductive field of a hearing aid compatible device and a telecoil of a hearing assistive device, are provided. A Steerable Hearing Aid Compatible Device (SHAD) has a steerable inductive field for locating an inductive field in accordance with the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing

20100303269 - Fitting procedure for hearing devices and corresponding hearing device: wherein said control unit is adapted to classifying a hearing loss of said user—in dependence of said test sounds and said user input—according to one of N pre-defined hearing loss classes, wherein N≧3; and said control unit is adapted to obtaining—in dependence of said one hearing loss class—a gain model.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100303270 - Ear defender with concha simulator: A hearing protection system with talk-through having a pair of rigid earcups enclosing a microphone, amplifier and speaker. A concha simulator, having a volume simulating that of the concha of a human ear, is acoustically coupled to the microphone, and also to the outside through an opening in the earcup.... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20100303271 - Silicon microphone package: A silicon microphone package is provided, including an integrated microphone die having opposing first and second surfaces, a first cover member formed over the first surface of the integrated microphone die to form a first chamber therebetween, and a second cover member formed over the second surface of the integrated... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100303272 - Boundary microphone and desktop electro-acoustic transducer: A base having a flat shape; a support provided on a bottom surface of the base; a microphone unit incorporated in the base and converts sound into an electric signal; and a pressure sensitive switch with which an output signal from the microphone unit is turned on and off are... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100303273 - Microphone apparatus: A microphone apparatus includes a mounting substrate, and at least two MEMS microphone elements mounted on the mounting substrate. The mounting substrate is provided with respective sound holes located directly under the MEMS microphone elements.... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100303274 - Microphone having reduced vibration sensitivity: A microphone assembly includes a first transducer and a second transducer. The first transducer is coupled to a first substrate layer on a first side of the first substrate layer. The second transducer is coupled to a second substrate layer on a second side of the second substrate layer. The... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100303275 - Earpiece and method for securing a device within the ear: There is described an earpiece for securing a device within an individual's ear comprising a body made from resilient material and means for attaching the earpiece to the device to form an earpiece assembly, wherein the earpiece body is compressible to allow insertion of the earpiece assembly into the ear... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100303276 - Loudspeaker surround mount: A loudspeaker configured to include a suspension system which maximizes performance. Materials of the suspension system are selected for ease and effectiveness of manufacturing.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100303277 - Cordless powerline audio speakers: A speaker includes an audio transducer and a coupling that provides both an electrical connection and a mechanical support function. In some embodiments, the coupling is a light bulb screw base. In other embodiments, standard parallel power input blades can be utilized. With this design, an audio distribution system requiring... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100303278 - Low profile audio speaker with minimization of voice coil wobble, protection and cooling: A low profile speaker that is designed to substantially eliminate wobble of the bobbin and voice coil during operation with two different electromagnetic motor designs. In each design there is an added feature to of a downward extension of the outer edge of the cone that bottoms out on the... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.

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