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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110019828 - Apparatus and method for sound enhancer: Apparatuses, methods, and systems directed to enhancing sound quality in audio signal transmissions. Some embodiments of the present invention comprise an audio signal processor operable to boost one or more frequency components of an input signal. In one embodiment, the audio signal processor boosts three frequency components comprising frequency bands... Agent: Jian Chen

20110019829 - Stereo signal converter, stereo signal reverse converter, and methods for both: Disclosed are a stereo signal converter whereby it is possible to obtain low-redundancy encoding signals (M, S) even when the sound source locations are different, and a stereo signal reverse converter whereby it is possible to obtain higher-quality stereo signals. In a stereo signal converter (101), a correlation analyzer (111)... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110019830 - Antenna arrangement for a hearing instrument: The present invention relates to a hearing instrument which comprises: (a) a housing; (b) an RF receiver; (c) plurality of conductive elements, each conductive element has the form of a plate, is positioned on said housing so it provides coupling with the device wearer's skin while the instrument is in... Agent: Marsteller & Associates

20110019833 - Apparatus and method for computing filter coefficients for echo suppression: A preferred embodiment of an apparatus for computing filter coefficients for an adaptive filter for filtering a microphone signal so as to suppress an echo due to a loudspeaker signal includes an extractor for extracting a stationary component signal or a non-stationary component signal from the loudspeaker signal or from... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20110019831 - Echo suppression method and apparatus thereof: In an echo suppression apparatus, an adaptive filter estimates an echo path of a near end, and generates a pseudo echo signal of a reception signal received from a far end. A subtractor subtracts the pseudo echo signal from a near-end signal including an echo signal of the reception signal,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20110019832 - Sound processor, sound processing method and recording medium storing sound processing program: A sound processor includes a conversion unit converts a reference sound signal corresponding to a base of sound to be output and an observation sound signal based on each of sound signals output by a plurality of sound receiving units into frequency components, an echo suppression unit estimates echo derived... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110019835 - Speaker localization: The present invention relates to a method for localizing a sound source, in particular, a human speaker, comprising detecting sound generated by the sound source by means of a microphone array comprising more than two microphones and obtaining microphone signals, one for each of the microphones, selecting from the microphone... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110019834 - Hearing protector: A hearing protector comprises two protective muffs (1) with passive noise damping, a microphone (3) disposed in at least the one protective muff (1) and connected to an analog and a digital signal processing device (5 and 7, respectively), the signal processing devices (5, 7) being connected to loudspeakers (4)... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110019836 - Sound processing apparatus: A sound emission and collection device includes a main housing and two sub-housings. In the main housing, a microphone array is provided. Microphone arrays are also provided in the sub-housings. Sound collection directions of the microphone arrays are outer directions which are opposite a side of the main housing. The... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110019837 - Multi-level output signal converter: The present invention discloses a multi-level output signal converter, which is connected to an audio amplifier. The audio amplifier comprises a comparing/measuring device, an encoder and an output unit. The multi-level output signal converter comprises a timing processing unit and a multi-level converter. The timing processing unit is connected to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110019838 - Audio processing in a portable listening device: The invention relates to a method of processing an audio signal in a portable listening device, the audio signal comprising a low frequency part having an LF-bandwidth ΔfLF and a high-frequency part having a HF-bandwidth ΔfHF. The invention further relates to a listening device and to a listening system. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110019839 - Adaptive gain control for digital audio samples in a media stream: An adaptive gain control system and related operating method for digital audio samples is provided. The method is suitable for use with a digital media encoding system that transmits encoded media streams to a remotely-located presentation device such as a media player. The method begins by initializing the processing of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)

20110019842 - Audio system: In an audio system, a control device includes a setting part that sets automatic compensation of each of a plurality of input ports of the input device into either ON state or OFF state and an adjusting part that adjusts an analog gain of each of the plurality of input... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20110019840 - Mixing console: N input channel signals from an input channel section having N input channels are selectively supplied to M mixing buses and cue buses. Mixed outputs from the mixing buses are supplied, via talkback input sections, to an output channel section having M output channels, and M output channel signals from... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20110019841 - Mixing control device: A mixing control device has a plurality of input channels for processing and mixing audio signals according to parameters specified in the respective input channels. In the mixing control device, a plurality of channel strips are grouped into a first portion and a second portion, each channel strip having a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110019843 - High efficiency audio amplifier and method thereof: A high efficiency audio amplifier is disclosed. The high efficiency audio amplifier includes an input end for receiving an input audio signal, an output end for outputting an output audio signal, a signal generator coupled to the input end for determining a frequency of an oscillating signal according to the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20110019844 - Multi-directional sound emission system: A multi-directional sound emission system comprises a speaker body and sound emission devices coupled to both ends of the speaker body. The sound emission devices each include a sound emission means for directionally emitting sound towards multiple directions. The sound emission means includes a plurality of hollow mechanical sound conducting... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110019845 - Directing sound field of actuator: The invention relates to a plate-like electrostatic actuator which comprises at least one plate-like stator with an electrode formed on its surface and at least one moving diaphragm, and in which a signal is transmitted to the electrode along a signal line. In the solution of the invention, the delay... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110019846 - Hearing aids configured for directional acoustic fitting: Hearing aids and a method of acoustically fitting the hearing aids comprises providing a plurality of audible tones, each having a predetermined frequency through a pair of hearing aids being worn by a patient. The tones are provided at specific sound pressure in each ear. The patient changes the relative... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20110019847 - Hearing aid device and processing unit and receiving unit for the hearing aid device: A hearing aid device includes a processing unit and a receiving unit adapted to be coupled to transmit an electrical signal from the processing unit to the receiving unit. The processing unit has a wireless transmitter and a transmitter seal for covering the wireless transmitter and the receiving unit has... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110019848 - Hearing aid and method of controlling volume of hearing aid: A hearing aid (101) comprises a microphone (121) configured to convert sound into an electrical signal, a processor (105) disposed inside a main body case (102), a first volume adjuster (104) having a variable resistor, and a receiver (123) configured to convert an electrical signal into sound. The processor (105)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110019849 - Modular hearing instrument: A set of hearing instrument parts includes a trunk part that is selectively placeable in a left ear canal or a right ear canal or a user, an elongate member having a first end and a second free end, a left ear connector configured to connect the trunk part and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group, LLP (gn Resound)

20110019850 - Hearing aid: In an embodiment, a hearing aid is provided. The hearing aid may include a behind-the-ear component, a sound tube coupled with the behind-the-ear component at its one end, and a loudspeaker coupled with the sound tube at the other end of the sound tube opposite to the behind-the-ear component. The... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110019851 - Open ear canal hearing aid: The invention provides systems and methods for providing hearing aid. An open ear canal hearing aid may be provided in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. The hearing aid may include a part that contains electronic components, a passive amplifier, and a securing mechanism. The securing mechanism may include... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20110019852 - Hearing device and control method: For particularly good adaptation to a given hearing situation, an in-the-ear hearing device which has a housing with a channel in the housing that is designed as a through-opening for sound and air between the interior of the ear and the environment outside the ear, the channel is provided with... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110019853 - Multi-directional sound emission means and multi-directional sound emission system: A multi-directional sound emission means and a system having same are disclosed. The system comprises a speaker body and sound emission devices coupled to both ends of the speaker body. The sound emission devices each include a sound emission means for directionally emitting sound towards multiple directions. The sound emission... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110019854 - Blended waveguide and reflector: A blended acoustic folded horn and reflector provides for throughput of higher frequency bands without giving rise to standing waves. The horn includes a parabolic region intersected by a first direct radiant axis centered on the throat. The parabolic region is shaped and oriented to define a reflected radiant axis... Agent: O'malley And Firestone

20110019855 - Bass sound amplifying enclosure, woofer including the same, and electronic device including the woofer: Provided is an enclosure including a rear chamber, a speaker unit chamber disposed adjacent to the rear chamber and connected to the rear chamber such that air flows between the speaker unit chamber and the rear chamber, a front chamber disposed adjacent to the speaker unit chamber and connected to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110019856 - Boundary microphone: A boundary microphone including: a base made of metal; a cover that is made of metal and has a plurality of holes through which a sound wave is guided; a microphone unit that is disposed on the base and converts sound into an electric signal; and a pressing material that... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20110019857 - Boundary microphone: A boundary microphone includes: a base made of metal; a cover that is made of metal and has a plurality of holes through which a sound wave is guided; a microphone unit that converts sound into an electric signal; and a microphone unit holder slidably provided on the base and... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20110019858 - Method and apparatus to enhance communication in the operating room: A communication system is provided for a patient featuring a cushion with an opening for receiving the face of the patient. The cushion includes a microphone for receiving audible signals from the patient and one or more speakers for delivering audible signals to the patient. The microphone and speaker(s) are... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20110019860 - Communication device with combined electrical socket and microphone opening: A communication device (1) comprising a housing (2) with a housing wall (3) encapsulating a housing interior (4). A microphone (5) is arranged in the housing interior (4) and communicates via an audio passage (9) with the outside of the housing (2). An electrical socket (6) is adapted to receive... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20110019859 - Headset with foldable microphone arm: A headset (1; 101; 102) comprising a housing (2; 102; 103) and a microphone arm (3; 103; 203). The microphone arm (3; 103; 203) is connected to a hinge member (4; 104; 204), which is pivotally connected to the housing (2; 102; 103) such that the microphone arm (3; 103;... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20110019861 - 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

20110019862 - Ceiling-mounted loudspeaker enclosure: A ceiling-mounted loudspeaker includes a horn-shaped enclosure, an acoustic driver, and a front module. The tubular or horn-shaped enclosure carries a slanted woofer or loudspeaker driver which radiates into an angled or slanted first opening. The tubular enclosure terminates at bottom in a second, circular opening substantially parallel to a... Agent: J. Andrew Mckinney & Assoc., LLC

20110019863 - Microphone-shaped speaker: A microphone-shaped speaker device preferably for use by children, teenagers, young adults and even adults for leisure and fun. The microphone shaped device can be electrically connected and appear to be a regular microphone for receipt of lyrics of a song or a voice for playing through and out of... Agent: Pryor Cashman, LLP

20110019864 - Speaker: A loudspeaker includes a frame coupled to a magnetic circuit, a cone diaphragm coupled to an outer periphery of the frame, a voice coil coupled to the cone diaphragm, the voice coil having a portion placed in a magnetic gap of the magnetic circuit, a tubular port having an end... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110019866 - Membrane for an electroacoustic transducer: A membrane for an electroacoustic transducer is disclosed having a first area, a second area, which is arranged for translatory movement in relation to said first area, and a third area, which connects said first area and said second area, wherein local, planar spring constants along a closed line within... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110019865 - Speaker: A speaker includes an elongated diaphragm and a coupling member including forward and rearward segments, wherein at least two protrusions are provided at the rear side of the diaphragm along the major axis direction, the forward segment is engagingly disposed between the opposing end faces of two adjacent protrusions and... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20110019867 - Electro-acoustic transducer with multi-faced diaphragm assembly: One mode of the present invention provides an electroacoustic transducer composed of a multifaced diaphragm assembly and a multifaced speaker housing assembly that is housed inside the multifaced diaphragm assembly. The multifaced speaker housing is configured by combining the outer peripheral surface of a plurality of individual speaker drive units... Agent: The Nath Law Group

01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110013778 - Speaker array apparatus and method for setting audio beams of speaker array appratus: To provide a speaker array apparatus and a method for setting audio beams in a speaker array apparatus, in which the degree of freedom in the place where the speaker array apparatus is installed is high, and a user can set audio beams easily. A speaker array apparatus 1 sweeps... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110013779 - Apparatus for testing audio quality of an electronic device: This is directed to a system for testing the quality of the audio output components of an electronic device. In particular, this is directed to measuring and quantifying the software and hardware components of audio output by an electronic device. The electronic device can be connected to a testing apparatus... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20110013780 - Adaptive headset connection status sensing: A controller of a personal audio device, on multiple occasions, monitors a conductor by which it is able to be coupled to another device for the end to an instance of signal activity, and following the end of signal activity, injects a current into the conductor and measures the resulting... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20110013781 - System and process for regression-based residual acoustic echo suppression: A regression-based residual echo suppression (RES) system and process for suppressing the portion of the microphone signal corresponding to a playback of a speaker audio signal that was not suppressed by an acoustic echo canceller (AEC). In general, a prescribed regression technique is used between a prescribed spectral attribute of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110013782 - Speaker system and amplifier: A system and methods for implementing substantially triangular or trapezoidal speaker enclosures and related components. A speaker enclosure may be shaped substantially as an equilateral triangle, loaded with three speakers mounted radially equidistant from the planar center of the triangular enclosure. The speaker enclosure may comprise a triangular port with... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20110013783 - Overtone production device, acoustic device, and overtone production method: When boosting treble, first a signal X(T) of a fundamental tone component which is to be a subject of overtone production is extracted by a fundamental tone extraction filter section 210 from the signal which is to be the subject for being boosted. Next, a clip level calculation section 221... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110013785 - Apparatus and method for controlling a portable terminal: A method for controlling a portable terminal includes confirming whether volume of sound input to microphones is a predetermined level or greater, confirming whether sound having volume of the predetermined level or greater has been input for a predetermined time period or more, confirming whether a pair of microphones to... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20110013784 - Device and method for compensating supply voltage from power supply and electronic apparatus: A device is used for compensating a supply voltage from a power supply, the supply voltage powers an audio device. The device includes a detecting circuit and a storing circuit. The detecting circuit is used for detecting an audio signal from the audio device, generating a first level signal when... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110013786 - Multichannel mixer having multipurpose controls and meters: An audio mixer provides a set of signal processing functions operative on one or more input channels and has a mixing board, a set of discrete channel selection controls, a set of adjustment controls, and a set of visual indicators. A controller circuit responds to the selection controls to change... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20110013788 - Electret condenser microphone: An electret condenser microphone includes a conductive capsule including an opening formed in a top member, a capacitor section including a diaphragm, a back electrode plate arranged to face either surface of the diaphragm, and a electret layer provided on the diaphragm or the back electrode plate, which are housed... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110013787 - Mems microphone package and mehtod for making same: An exemplary micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphone package includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, and a microphone chip disposed on the second substrate. First through holes are defined in the first substrate. Conductive material is disposed in each first through hole. A through hole is... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110013789 - Electromagnetic interference shielding structure and voice coil motor having same: An exemplary electromagnetic interference shielding structure, includes a substrate and a metallic film formed on at least one surface of the substrate. The substrate is made of an alloy of Ni and Fe, and the metallic film is made of an alloy of Ni, Fe, Cu and Mo.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110013790 - Apparatus and method for multi-channel parameter transformation: A parameter transformer generates level parameters, indicating an energy relation between a first and a second audio channel of a multi-channel audio signal associated to a multi-channel loudspeaker configuration. The level parameter are generated based on object parameters for a plurality of audio objects associated to a down-mix channel, which... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20110013792 - Hearing aid: A hearing aid comprises a noise suppressor that calculates noise suppression gain, an adjustment amount calculator that calculates an adjustment amount on the basis of a signal strength and a noise component strength, and a nonlinear compressor that calculates a reference gain on the basis of a signal strength and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110013791 - Noise reduction in auditory prostheses: A method of processing audio signals for an auditory prosthesis is provided. The method includes a noise reduction step (22) and a later compression step (24). A gain control step is provided prior to the compression step (24). The gain control step operates so as to minimize the occurrence of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20110013794 - Method for sound processing in a hearing aid and a hearing aid: A method for processing and controlling sound signals in a hearing aid is provided. The method comprises estimating a first (102) and a second (104) signal level of an electric input signal (101) based on a first (103) and a second (105) signal level estimator adapted for responding according to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110013793 - Volume adjuster and hearing aid with volume adjuster: A manually-actuatable volume adjuster for a hearing aid and a hearing aid with the volume adjuster are user friendly, durable, hardly prone to errors, miniaturizable and energy-saving. The adjuster includes a manually-actuatable pushbutton switch and an infrared sensor for acquiring orientation and/or position of a manual movement carried out for... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110013795 - Hearing aid: An arc-shaped waterproof wall is provided around a shaft to which a hearing aid main body case and a battery case are rotatably attached, and waterproof ribs are provided to the outer periphery of the installation face of the battery case and the hearing aid main body case, which improves... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110013797 - Hearing aid with an interchangeable earpiece: A hearing aid has an interchangeable earpiece, which, on its own and separately from further components, can be replaced in a simple fashion and without great complexity, and without specialist tools. The hearing aid has a housing of a multi-part design and a receiver and a signal processing device within... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110013796 - Receiver tube, receiver and hearing aid instrument with a receiver tube: A receiver tube for connecting a receiver to a hearing aid instrument and a hearing aid instrument with a receiver tube, include a connection which ensures good acoustic stability and low feedback tendencies, can be produced in an uncomplicated manner and has high impact and shock strength. The receiver tube... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110013798 - Speaker frame and speaker having the same: A speaker frame, including: a vibration support portion supporting a vibrating body of a speaker; a magnet support portion arranged inside of said vibration support portion and supporting a magnetic circuit portion of said speaker; and a plurality of connection beams connecting said vibration support portion and said magnet support... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110013799 - Waterproof microphone: A waterproof microphone includes a transducer unit defining a sound receiving opening, a first waterproof layer fully covering the sound receiving opening, and a second waterproof layer spaced from the first waterproof layer for forming a closed decompression chamber.... Agent: Jamie Zheng

20110013800 - Condenser microphone: In a condenser microphone having a battery holder and a battery cover therefor, one part is used as a member for grounding the battery cover and as a member for preventing the battery cover from coming off. In a condenser microphone 1 including a microphone housing 2 formed of a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110013801 - Condenser microphone and method for fixing microphone cable: There is provided a condenser microphone of a type such that a microphone cable is directly drawn into a microphone casing, in which the electromagnetic shieldability of a microphone cable draw-in portion can be enhanced, and the microphone cable can be fixed easily. In a condenser microphone in which a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20110007904 - Acoustic signal processing device and acoustic signal processing method: A corrective measurement part of a processing control part 119A measures an aspect of specific sound field correction processing performed on an acoustic signal received from a specific external device. Based on this measurement result, settings for cancellation of specific sound field correction processing performed on that acoustic signal are... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110007905 - Acoustic signal processing device and acoustic signal processing method: In a processing control unit 119, a correction measurement unit measures an aspect of sound field correction processing executed upon an acoustic signal UAS received from a sound source device 9200, that is a particular external device. And if an acoustic signal NAS or an acoustic signal NAD other than... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110007906 - Wind noise classifier: A special purpose machine measures and modulates communication signals that are parsed into frames. Frames of signals modulated and measured to have certain qualities are deemed to be the result of wind noise. Frames of wind noise are cancelled from further use within a communication system.... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.

20110007907 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for adaptive active noise cancellation: An adaptive active noise cancellation apparatus performs a filtering operation in a first digital domain and performs adaptation of the filtering operation in a second digital domain.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20110007909 - Class h amplifier: A class H amplifier circuit includes a Buck converter 20 and a charge pump 30 which are used to generate voltages which are used in turn to power an output driver 10. A feedback path 36 controls the loop. The circuit is particularly suitable as a high efficiency circuit for... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110007908 - Speaker capacitive sensor: Methods and apparatuses for capacitive sensing are disclosed. In one example, a speaker includes a diaphragm and an electrically conductive material. The speaker electrically conductive material is adapted to form an electrode to measure capacitance.... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.IPDepartment/legal

20110007910 - Volume control device and method for using the same: A volume control device used in a portable electronic device includes an input unit, an adjustment unit connected to the input unit; and an output unit connected to the adjustment unit. The input unit receives transmitted communication signals or audio signals of audio files played by the portable electronic device... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110007911 - Methods for locating either at least one sound generating object or a microphone using audio pulses: In a first aspect, there is provided a method for locating a position of at least one sound generating object using at least one audio pulse, with the at least one audio pulse being detected by a plurality of stationary microphones located at a first position being spaced apart by... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20110007912 - Double integral method of powering up or down a speaker: An audio subsystem having a waveform generation circuit that generates a power-up signal for controlling an electric signal used to drive a speaker during a power-up period in which the power-up signal has a positive second derivative during a first sub-period of the power-up period and has a negative second... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20110007913 - Magnet assembly for a loudspeaker: The present invention relates to a magnet assembly (1) for a transducer unit of the type having a moving membrane and having a voice coil arranged into said magnet assembly, said magnet assembly comprising the components i) a T-yoke (2); and ii) a magnet system (4); and iii) a top... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110007914 - Electrostatic loudspeaker: An electrostatic loudspeaker includes a backplate having a metal film acting as one electrode of a capacitor and defining a number of sound apertures therein; a diaphragm insulatively spaced a distance from the backplate to form the capacitor; the diaphragm comprising a metal film acting as the other electrode of... Agent: Flash Intellectual Property, Inc. Attn. Cheng-ju Chiang

20110007915 - Display device with object-oriented stereo sound coordinate display: A display apparatus having an object-oriented 3D sound coordinate indication is disclosed, in which sounds are outputted from a speaker positioned matching with a coordinate of an object in a matrix speaker apparatus formed of a plurality of small size speakers disposed behind a display apparatus in cooperation with an... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20110007916 - Telephone to hearing device communication: A telephone handset (1), e.g. a mobile phone, is equipped with an add-on module (41). Thereby, the module (41) comprises a microphone unit (9a) which is operated instead of the microphone unit intrinsically provided in the handset (1). Further, the module (41) comprises a short-range wireless transmission unit (23a) which... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110007917 - Two chip solution band filtering: A behind the ear earpiece 205 capable of multiband filtering with multiple core processors incorporated on a miniature solid state chip. The apparatus includes a plurality of microphones 305a-n and a plurality of pre-amplifiers 310a-n, an analog to digital converter 320, a digital signal processor 325 and a digital to... Agent: The Tpl Group C/o Alliacense Limited LLC

20110007918 - Filter bank configuration for a hearing device: A filter bank configuration for a hearing device has filters in an analysis filter bank and corresponding filters in a synthesis filter bank that are coupled pair-wise to form a channel in each case. In order to compensate for a hearing loss, sub-band signals are amplified in the individual channels... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110007919 - Locking mechanism for adjustable tube: An in the ear hearing aid component, acoustically connected to a hearing aid component outside the ear canal, is characterized by adjusting means (3) in length of the connecting means (3) within at least one of the hearing aid components.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110007920 - Intra-oral brackets for transmitting vibrations: An intra-oral apparatus includes a bracket having a base to secure the bracket to a tooth, the bracket having an appliance attachment, and an electronic module having an attachment point to releasably secure the electronic module to the appliance attachment.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110007921 - Method and apparatus for a loudspeaker assembly: A method and apparatus for providing a loudspeaker assembly is provided. In accordance with at least one embodiment, a method is provided for mounting a loudspeaker driver in a loudspeaker driver aperture defined in a ground plane and installing a grille in relation to the ground plane such that a... Agent: The Hecker Law Group

20110007922 - Speaker diaphragm, speaker, and electronic equipment and mobile device using the speaker: A speaker diaphragm of the present invention is formed by mixing polylactic acid as a plant-derived resin, bamboo fibers and a natural binder. It is thereby possible to realize a speaker diaphragm capable of obtaining sufficient sound velocity, while having low environmental load and high sound quality.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20110007923 - Loudspeaker cabinet and reproduction system: A loudspeaker box comprising a first and a second speaker unit each adjacent a sound space formed in the housing. The loudspeaker box further comprises a separation element provided between the sound spaces. The separation element comprises faces to reflect at least a part of sound waves to be radiated... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20110007924 - Microphone: Thus there is provided a microphone (10) having a first end (12) with a first slip ring (100) which is divided into at least first and second segments (GND, 300). The first slip ring (100) co-operates with a microphone head (12) when the microphone head (12) is fastened to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110007925 - Condenser microphone: There is provided a condenser microphone in which electromagnetic shielding in the connecting part of a microphone capsule and a microphone main body is made more reliable. In the condenser microphone including a microphone capsule 10 and a microphone main body 20, the microphone capsule 10 being configured so that... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110007926 - Headphone device: A headphone device includes: a driver unit held in the vicinity of the external acoustic meatus of an ear; and an arm in a predetermined shape formed integrally with the driver unit and extending from the driver unit, wherein an end of the arm is kept abutting on a part... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110007927 - Bone conduction communications headset with hearing protection: A communications headset includes bone vibrating transducers supported over the temporal bones of a wearer in front of each ear and an earpiece. The earpieces, when not in use, are selectively securable in a holster formed on each transducer housing. Radio signals received by a wearer or vehicular mounted radio... Agent: Erickson, Kernell, Derusseau & Kleypas, LLC

20110007928 - Headphone: In a headphone having a headband and two speaker units respectively pivotally mounted on the two distal ends of the headband, each speaker unit includes a speaker eccentrically positioned therein, an ear cushion covered on the front side of the speaker and having an eccentric opening, and a soft front... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20110007929 - Earbuds with electrostatic discharge protection: To avoid undesirable electrostatic discharge events while maintaining low leakage currents, earbuds may be provided with controlled electrostatic discharge paths. The discharge paths may include discrete components such as resistors or more distributed resistive components such as resistive elastomers. A resistive elastomer may be incorporated into an interior portion of... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20110007930 - Receiver: There is provided an earphone having at least one housing (10) and at least one electroacoustic transducer (20) having a first and a second surface (21, 22). The earphone further has a first volume (100) defined by the first surface (21) of the electroacoustic transducer (20) and by a first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110007931 - Speaker diaphragm, speaker, and method for manufacturing speaker diaphragm: A speaker diaphragm of the present invention is molded by paper-making molding, using not smaller than 5 wt % of fibers extracted from at least bamboo leaves. It is thereby possible to improve the rigidity of the speaker diaphragm, so as to realize a speaker diaphragm with low environmental load,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

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20110002467 - Dynamic enhancement of audio signals: An audio processor for generating an audio output signal (Y) with an enhanced spectral component compared to an audio input signal (X). The processor comprises a frequency splitter (FS) for splitting the input (X) into first and second parts (X1, X2) representing different frequency bands. A gain calculator (GC) estimates... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110002468 - Sound system and method of operation therefor: A sound system comprises at least three audio driver arrangements (101, 103, 105) for emitting audio signals. The audio driver arrangements (101, 103, 105) are angled relative to each other to emit sound signals in different directions angled at least 45° apart. A driving unit (201, 203, 205) is provided... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110002469 - Apparatus for capturing and rendering a plurality of audio channels: A method comprising selecting a subset of audio sources from a plurality of audio sources, and transmitting signals from said selected subset of audio sources to an apparatus, wherein said subset of audio sources is selected in dependence on information provided by said apparatus.... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20110002470 - Method for representing multi-channel audio signals: m

20110002471 - Systems and methods for transducer calibration and tuning: Audio transducers (headphones, speakers, microphones) inherently do not accurately reproduce the signal presented to them at the input. This can be compensated for by taking into account the transducer characteristics and transforming the input signal using a digital signal processor (DSP) to counteract the inaccuracies. However, for the compensation to... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc

20110002472 - Method and apparatus to measure differential phase and frequency modulation distortions for audio equipment: A testing method or apparatus utilizes multiple frequencies applied to a device under test for measuring newly discovered frequency modulation effects. An embodiment may include a lower frequency signal with a smaller amplitude higher frequency signal to test a dynamic change in frequency response, gain, and or phase. This dynamic... Agent: Ronald Quan

20110002473 - Dereverberation apparatus, dereverberation method, dereverberation program, and recording medium: A sound source model storage section stores a sound source model that represents an audio signal emitted from a sound source in the form of a probability density function. An observation signal, which is obtained by collecting the audio signal, is converted into a plurality of frequency-specific observation signals each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110002474 - Active noise reduction system control: An active noise reduction system for use with an ear piece uses an ultrasonic signal to determine the acoustic coupling between a speaker and a sensor microphone of the noise reduction system. The determination of the acoustic coupling may be used to adjust the game of the system to provide... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20110002476 - Ambient noise removal device: An ambient noise removal device includes: a sound signal output section that outputs a sound signal to thereby drive a speaker; a noise detection section that detects an electromotive force produced in the speaker by ambient noise; and a noise cancellation section that generates, on the basis of the electromotive... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110002475 - Earmuff and headphone: An earmuff and a headphone includes: a headband; an ear cup attached to the headband; a baffle board fixed on the ear cup; an ear pad engaged to the baffle board. An air-permeable member provided between the baffle board and the ear pad.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110002477 - Masking noise: The invention relates to a method for masking noise as well as a control device and a masking system for carrying out said method. According to the invention, several zones in a room are independently exposed to soft sonic radiation in a basic state for masking purposes. The masking system... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20110002478 - Headset: A headset includes an ear-cup having speaker means operable to output sound in first and second modes, the speaker means being appropriate for use as headphones in the first mode and for use as a loudspeaker in the second mode, a volume in the second mode being generally greater than... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20110002479 - System and method for facilitating the handover process of digital vinyl systems: A system and method is introduced to facilitate the handover process of performers who are using digital vinyl systems (DVS). A DVS may be connected to an existing audio setup during the playing of another performer without interrupting the other performer and without disconnecting any connections in the existing audio... Agent: Noam Camiel

20110002480 - System, method, and device for intelligence gathering and position tracking: A mobile communication device that may be used by an investigator to secretly record a suspect and track the investigator's location includes a microphone for detecting sounds, a communication component for transmitting signals or data representative of the sounds to one of the portable computers via the wireless communication network,... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20110002481 - Audio signal amplitude adjusting device and method: An audio signal amplitude adjusting device and method that can always adjust the amplitude of an input audio signal to such a level as to be easy to hear with making it follow each shift in the level of the input audio signal, thus preventing the occurrence of the sense... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20110002482 - Method and apparatus for dynamically determining mix sets in an audio processor: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for dynamically selecting the number of audio channels to mix per listener in an audio processor, such as a server-based three-dimensional audio mixer, as a function of any reasonable measurement of the load on the audio processor.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20110002483 - Condenser microphone: There is provided a condenser microphone that has improved portability and that can be realized at low costs. The condenser microphone includes, as all being accommodated within a cylindrical housing, a capacitor including a diaphragm electrode and a fixed electrode, a signal processing circuit board disposed at one opening of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20110002484 - Acoustic transducer: An acoustic transducer radiates a sound wave into a medium, and includes: a shaft member which extends at a center portion of the acoustic transducer; first and second cylindrical acoustic radiation plates which have a cylindrical shape, a central axis of the first and second cylindrical acoustic radiation plates agreeing... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20110002486 - Capacitive load driving circuit and method, liquid droplet ejection device, and piezoelectric speaker driving device: There is provided a capacitive load driving circuit which applies a driving signal to a capacitive load. The driving circuit includes: an operational amplifier outputting a difference signal between signals from an inverting input terminal and a non-inverting input terminal, and setting a loop gain; a pulse width modulator pulse-width-modulating... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20110002485 - Piezoelectric actuator and electronic device: A piezoelectric actuator 60 includes a piezoelectric element 10 expanding and contracting according to a state of an electric field, a pedestal 20, a vibration film 30, and a support member. In the vibration mode of the divided vibration occurring in the piezoelectric actuator in a high frequency band, one... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20110002487 - Audio channel assignment for audio output in a movable device: A device that provides an audio output includes a speaker array mechanically fixed to the device. The speaker array includes at least three speakers. An orientation sensor detects an orientation of the speaker array and provides an orientation signal. An audio receiver receives a number of audio signals that include... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110002488 - Speaker array and driver arrangement therefor: A driver arrangement for a speaker array (201) comprises a first and second driver (301, 303) each arranged with an on-axis direction at an angle to an on-axis direction of the speaker array (201). The first driver angle exceeds 5° and the second driver angle exceeds the first angle. A... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110002489 - Hearing aid system comprising a receiver in the ear and a system for identification of the type of receiver: The invention relates to a hearing aid system comprising a BTE-part adapted for being located at an ear of a user and an ITE-part adapted to be located in an ear canal of a user, the ITE-part comprising a receiver for converting an electric output signal comprising frequencies in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110002490 - System and method for configuring a hearing device: The invention relates to a system and a method for configuring a hearing device by means of an external configuration unit, the hearing device comprising a microphone, an A/D-converter, a processing unit with a memory, a D/A-converter and a receiver, the external configuration unit comprising a programming host, an external... Agent: Design Ip, P.C.

20110002491 - Housing with a housing shell for a hearing aid appliance, hearing aid appliance and production method: A housing for a hearing aid appliance includes a housing shell which is made, at least in a partial region, from a material which forms a smooth exterior surface in the partial region. Recesses are formed in the material beneath the smooth exterior surface. A material layer located between the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20110002492 - Bone conduction hearing aid devices and methods: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a tooth or teeth are disclosed herein. The assembly may include a bracket which is adhered or affixed onto the tooth or teeth and an electronics and/or transducer assembly which may be removably coupled to the bracket.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110002493 - Protective cover for behind-the-ear hearing aid device: The present invention relates to a novel protective cover for over-the-ear or behind-the-ear hearing aid devices, wherein the protective cover is resistant to infiltration of moisture, corrosive elements, and/or dirt or debris. Furthermore, in at least one embodiment, the protective cover comprises a flexible material that offers a formed fit... Agent: Homer W. Fancett, Iii, Ice Miller LLP Suite 2900

20110002494 - Housing for an electrically operated device: The invention relates to a housing for an electrically-operated device, said housing being located in an environment subject to the risk of explosion. The housing is made from a material which is gas-permeable and non-flammable. Metal foam is an example of a suitable material.... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC

20110002495 - Method of making sound hole in case of condenser microphone and the condenser microphone case: Provided are a method of forming a sound hole in a condenser microphone case that prevents foreign substances from being thrown to improve reliability and the condenser microphone case. The method of forming the sound hole in the condenser microphone case includes cutting a portion of a bottom surface of... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110002496 - Headset loop antenna for audio devices: The present invention relates to a headset device, an audio device and methods of receiving a radio signal via the headset device, wherein the headset device comprises at least one first conductor for supplying an audio signal to a respective ear-piece, a second conductor arranged in a loop configuration for... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20110002497 - Headphone device: A headphone device is provided which includes a housing including a speaker unit, and a band formed of a series of links and connected to the housings at an end of the band, each link being connected to one another by a joint. The each link includes an angle limiter... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110002498 - In-ear headphone and headset: There is provided an in-ear earphone comprising a housing (100), a transducer housing (200) and a support unit (300). The transducer housing (200) serves to receive an electroacoustic transducer. The support unit (300) is connected to the housing (100) and is adapted to be anchored in a concha of a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110002499 - Frame earhook: An earhook (1), for example for a headset, to be worn around the root of the auricle (14) in the postauricular sulcus. The earhook (1) extends between a first end (5) and a second end (6) and has at least a first (2) and a second (3) curved element interconnected... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20110002500 - Apparatus for controlling movement of oled and cone paper of visual speaker: The present invention relates to an apparatus for controlling the movement of a cone paper used for outputting sound, and a flexible OLED covered on the cone paper in order to enhance the sound quality of a visual speaker. In a visual speaker which includes a voice coil, a magnet,... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20110002501 - Flat panel loudspeaker system: A flat panel speaker system is provided. The system includes, a modified panel having a front surface and a rear surface, wherein the modified panel acts as a diaphragm for the flat panel speaker system; a supporting member coupled to the rear surface of the modified panel; and a detachable... Agent: Duke W. Yee

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