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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 22 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120045065 - Surround signal generating device, surround signal generating method and surround signal generating program: A surround signal generating device generates surround signals of plural channels from input sound signals of two channels, and is preferably applied to an audio device, for example. A setting unit sets a correlation value between channels in the plural channels and/or a level difference of the plural channels, in... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20120045066 - Sound source separation apparatus and sound source separation method: A sound source separation apparatus includes a transfer function storage unit that stores a transfer function from a sound source, a sound change detection unit that generates change state information indicating a change of the sound source on the basis of an input signal input from a sound input unit,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120045067 - Encoding device, decoding device, and methods therefor: Disclosed are a encoding device, a decoding device, and encoding and decoding methods, wherein when a multi-channel signal is encoded with high efficiency, using an adaptive filter, the number of arithmetic operations to update a filter coefficient of the adaptive filter can be reduced. An update range determination unit (170)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120045068 - Self-fault detection system and method for microphone array and audio-based device: Disclosed herein is a self-fault detection system and method in a microphone array system, in which features for self-fault detection of a microphone array are formed using internal values of a voice activity detector (VAD) with respect to audio signals respectively outputted from a plurality of microphones, the features generated... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20120045070 - Active noise control device: The active noise control device includes: a signal obtaining section that obtains an electric signal relating to the predetermined sound; a control section that adjusts an amplitude and a phase of the electric signal obtained by the signal obtaining section; a vibrating section having a diaphragm and a vibrator, the... Agent:

20120045069 - Dynamic audibility enhancement: A method of enhancing an audio signal includes the steps of: a) receiving a primary audio input signal, b) receiving a detected audio signal which comprises: A) an echo component derived from play-out of the primary audio input signal and B) a noise component, and c) estimating from the primary... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited

20120045071 - Method and device for reducing snore annoyances: The present invention relates to a method and a device for reducing snore annoyances, wherein a snore sound pattern of a snoring person is determined to predict an upcoming snore sound level and wherein a faked snore sound is played to flatten the resulting snore sound level.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120045072 - Rear seat entertainment system: A rear seat entertainment system (RSE) is composed of a display unit (LCD monitor 2) mounted openably and closably about a hinge 20; a sound waveguide-type speaker unit that is mounted in a position that does not obstruct the opening and closing of the display unit, and that has a... Agent:

20120045073 - Speaker device: A flat speaker device capable of emitting loud reproduced sound with a relatively simple configuration is provided. The speaker device includes a diaphragm, a frame supporting the diaphragm vibratably in the vibration direction, a magnetic circuit disposed in the frame, and a driving member for driving the diaphragm. The driving... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20120045074 - System, method and apparatus with environmental noise cancellation: Disclosed herein are system, method and apparatus with environmental noise cancellation. The instant disclosure is particularly adapted to a receiver module having at least two inputs. The two inputs respectively receive a main audio portion and the audio with majority of environmental noise. The system firstly calibrates the audio signals... Agent: C-media Electronics Inc.

20120045075 - Energy saving pwm sound device: An energy saving PWM sound device forms a frequency-dependent impedance device implemented on the PWM output of the voice-ICs in series to lower the power consumption and to enhance sound quality of the voice-IC products. The device includes a hollow core body and an elongated conductive element. The core body... Agent:

20120045076 - Electronic circuit for driving a switching amplifier: An electronic circuit is disclosed for driving a switching amplifier. The electronic circuit is configured for generating, when operating in a switch-on mode, a driving signal for driving the switching amplifier. The driving signal carries a plurality of pulses having: an pulse width increasing between contiguous pulses of the plurality... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120045077 - Microphone device: Microphone (1) has a slide member (13) as a first operating part, and a push member (15) as a second operating part. The slide member (13) has a slide knob (9), and a conductive state and a nonconductive state are switched according to operation with respect to the slide knob... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120045078 - Mems microphone: A MEMS microphone has a support surface, a microphone substrate over the support surface and an assembly of a microphone membrane and spaced back electrode supported over the substrate. The substrate has an opening beneath the assembly. The interface between the support surface and the substrate comprises a plurality of... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120045079 - Compact noise suppression circuit for small speakers: A compact noise suppression circuit for a small speaker system and having a circuit board with a left signal input connection and a right signal input connection and a ground connection, and further having a left speaker supply connection and a left speaker return connection, and a right speaker supply... Agent:

20120045080 - Hearing aid that facilitates removal of earwax and trapping of moisture: In some embodiments, a receiver tube for use with a hearing aid having a receiver may include a receiver tube that is removably connectable to the hearing aid and removably connectable to the receiver, wherein the receiver tube includes a locking mechanism configured to interface with a mating feature disposed... Agent: Viscot Medical, LLC

20120045081 - Acoustic systems for electronic devices: A portable electronic device may have acoustic ports such as microphone and speaker ports. Acoustic devices such as microphones and speakers may be associated with the acoustic ports. An acoustic port may have an opening between an interior and exterior of the portable electronic device. The opening may be covered... Agent:

20120045082 - Headset with electrostatic discharge reduction: Embodiments of the invention provide for a headset and system including a portable device, wherein the headset includes an electrically conductive band configured to engage a portion of a head of a user and coupling together a headpiece and an earpiece assembly. The headpiece includes an electrically conductive portion that... Agent:

20120045083 - Electronic device and method thereof: An electronic device includes a host and an earphone. The host includes a application module, the earphone includes at least one speaker, and at least one vibrator. The host generates a first vibration signal according to an original audio signal from the application module, and sends the original audio signal... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120045084 - Cable organization assemblies: Cable assemblies comprising at least a first wire and a second wire are provided. The wires are enclosed, using injection molding, by a respective layer of thermo-resistant material. During the injection molding, the first wire and second wire are kept substantially straight so as to avoid kinks in at least... Agent: D & G Solutions, LLC

20120045085 - Low profile greeting card speaker: A low profile miniature speaker configured for use in greeting cards such as sound generating greeting cards and other novelties. The thickness of the speaker is minimized while maintaining the sound quality and increasing strength. The speaker magnet is counter-sunk into the housing of the speaker, thereby decreasing overall thickness.... Agent:

20120045086 - Electronic device with touch function: An electronic device with touch function includes a back casing, a front casing, a display panel and a touch panel. The front casing is combined with the back casing so as to form an accommodating space. The display panel is disposed in the accommodating space. The touch panel is fixed... Agent:

02/16/2012 > 28 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120039475 - Active and passive directional acoustic radiating: An three-way audio system that uses directional arrays for radiating mid-frequency acoustic energy and passive directional devices to radiate the high frequencies. the system includes a left channel, a right channel, and a center channel. A crossover network separates the left channel and the right channel into low frequency content,... Agent:

20120039476 - Speaker: Provided are a speaker and a speaker system. The speaker includes a main unit and a sub unit. The main unit emits a sound in a first direction. The sub unit is formed integrally with the main unit and emits a sound in a second direction different from the first... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120039477 - Audio signal synthesizing: An audio synthesizing apparatus receives an encoded signal comprising a downmix signal and parametric extension data for expanding the downmix signal to a multi-sound source signal. A decomposition processor (205) performs a signal decomposition of the downmix signal to generate at least a first signal component and a second signal... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120039478 - Sound recognition device and sound recognition method: A sound recognition device includes: a frequency analysis unit which analyzes a frequency signal of a sound signal; a phase curve calculation unit which calculates a phase curve approximating temporal fluctuations of a phase of the frequency signal; an error calculation unit which calculates an error between the phase curve... Agent:

20120039479 - Method to simulate vehicle horn sound pressure level: Methods and system for predicting sound pressure and/or sound pressure level caused by a vehicle horn are provided. An acoustic model of the horn is generated through the use of inverse numerical acoustics and boundary element methods. Additionally, an acoustic model of the vehicle is generated using boundary element methods.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20120039480 - Method and apparatus for improved directivity of an acoustic antenna: (ii) generating, on the basis of the first signal, a cancelling signal for controlling the transducer array to generate a cancelling sound profile which, when represented in polar coordinates, has a cancelling lobe extending along said second axis, which cancelling lobe is modified in phase to interfere destructively with said... Agent: Pss Belgium N.v.

20120039481 - Headphones system: Portable headphones system having a headphones set, a portable media device, and a remote control. The headphones set is adapted to directly mount the portable media device such that a digital audio signal is received directly by a digital audio amplifier of the headphones set. The remote control is adapted... Agent:

20120039482 - Headset: A headset (1) including a loudspeaker (2, 3) associated with a housing (4). The housing (4) is arranged to be essentially waterproof or at least water resistant whereby an electronic device (9) within the housing (4) is essentially isolated in terms of a physical barrier to prevent water ingress. The... Agent:

20120039483 - Audio system for skateboards: A audio system for skateboards comprising an audio module and speakers mounted to the bottom side of a skateboard. The audio module is battery-operated and has a Bluetooth receiver and a stereo amplifier. The speakers face downwards. While the rider is traveling on the skateboard, the sound from the speakers... Agent: Altec Lansing, LLC

20120039484 - Speaker with frequency directed dual drivers: A speaker that includes a pair of spaced-apart, in-plane mounted drivers connected in series to a network for applying the appropriate frequency component of the electrical input drive signal to each of the drivers is disclosed. A frequency dependent shunting network, such as a low pass filter, is applied to... Agent:

20120039485 - High fidelity phonographic preamplifier featuring simultaneous flat and playback compensation curve correction outputs: An audio playback system and method including an analog preamplifier configured to produce simultaneous “flat” and response-compensated outputs, to enable playback of a phonograph recording via an all-analog signal pathway, while optionally providing for the simultaneous digital recording and/or monitoring of the “flat,” uncompensated signal.... Agent:

20120039487 - First stage amplifier circuit: An external audio signal is input to an input terminal which is connected to the first terminal of a first resistor. The first terminal of a second resistor is connected to the second terminal of the first resistor. An operational amplifier is arranged such that its inverting input terminal is... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120039488 - Level adjustment device: It is possible to enable automatic on/off switching of a pad and to prevent frequent occurrence of on/off switching of a pad even when a user carries out fine manipulation. A level adjustment device includes a pad which attenuates a signal by a predetermined level, an amplifier which is provided... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20120039486 - Wireless sound amplification system with microphone based volume control: A wireless sound amplification system with microphone based volume control includes a wireless microphone and an audio system. The wireless microphone includes an audio pickup unit for converting sound to an audio signal, an adjustment unit configured to receive an adjustment user input, and a processing unit. The processing unit... Agent:

20120039490 - Controlling the loudness of an audio signal in response to spectral localization: The invention relates to modifying the loudness of an audio signal by measuring the weighted broadband level of the audio signal and modifying that weighted broadband level as a function of a spectral localization estimate of the audio signal.... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20120039489 - Volume control method and electronic device capable of automatic volume adjustment: A volume control method is to be performed by an electronic device for adjusting intensity of an output audio signal outputted from the electronic device according to an external audio signal of an environment in which the electronic device is located. The volume control method includes: configuring the electronic device... Agent:

20120039491 - inertial type acoustic transducer: The present invention is drawn to inertial type transducers and a system for reducing the complexity and difficulty of installing the transducers internal to a structure. The transducer is equipped with a wireless receiver for receiving both sound content signals and control signals, and an amplifier, along with a power... Agent:

20120039492 - Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems: A narrow profile speaker unit comprises at least one speaker outputting sound towards an internal surface and through a duct with an output terminus, such as a slot, having a narrow dimension, effectively changing the cross-section of the speaker's audio output wave. A pair of speakers may face one another,... Agent: Thx Ltd.

20120039494 - Loudspeakers: The invention relates to a drive unit for a loudspeaker, and a loudspeaker including the same. The drive unit includes a magnet assembly which defines primary and secondary gaps with respect to which a voice coil assembly is movable and in which the same is mounted. The voice coil assembly... Agent: Hiwave Technologies (uk) Limited

20120039493 - Transducer devices and methods for hearing: A device to transmit an audio signal to a user may comprise a mass, a piezoelectric transducer, and a support to support the mass and the piezoelectric transducer with the eardrum. The piezoelectric transducer can be configured to drive the support and the eardrum with a first force and the... Agent: Soudbeam LLC

20120039495 - Audio processing apparatus, audio processing method, and program: An audio processing apparatus is disclosed which includes: a first signal generation portion configured to generate an audio signal of which the frequency is varied over time; an operation portion; a storage portion configured to store characteristic information in accordance with the frequency and an amplitude of the audio signal... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120039496 - Method for reducing interference and hearing device: A method for operating a hearing device, which is embodied for wireless signal transmission of a data signal at a transmission frequency, provides an audio signal as a pulsed signal, in which a plurality of pulses fall within a predefined time slot. A frequency spectrum of the audio signal has... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.

20120039498 - Auxiliary member for hearing aid: This auxiliary member for a hearing aid comprises a main body case (1) having an insertion hole (3) of a hearing aid (2) on a top face, a hearing aid accommodating space (1A) provided to the portion corresponding to the insertion hole (3) inside this main body case (1), a... Agent:

20120039497 - Two part hearing aid with databus connection: A two part hearing aid includes a base part (1) to be arranged outside the ear canal of a hearing aid user, the base part including microphone (3, 4), signal processor (23) and a power supply (8). The hearing aid also includes an ear plug part (2) having acoustic transmitter... Agent: Widex A/s

20120039499 - 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:

20120039500 - Earpiece positioning and retaining: A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end. The outer leg lies in a plane. The positioning and retaining structure have... Agent:

20120039501 - Earpiece positioning and retaining: The earpiece includes an electronics module for wirelessly receiving incoming audio signals from an external source. The earpiece further includes a positioning and retaining structure comprising at least an outer leg and an inner leg, each of the outer leg and inner leg being attached at an attachment end to... Agent:

20120039502 - Film-type audio output apparatus: A film-type audio output apparatus includes an audio output device, at least one speaker unit, and at least one film. The at least one speaker unit is positioned at any side of the audio output device. The speaker unit can be an embedded speaker unit. The at least one film... Agent:

02/09/2012 > 34 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120033816 - Signal processing method, encoding apparatus using the signal processing method, decoding apparatus using the signal processing method, and information storage medium: Provided is a signal processing method for processing a bitstream, an information storage medium including the bitstream, an encoding apparatus, and a decoding apparatus. The signal processing method includes: receiving a bitstream including additional information; extracting first information which is information associated with extraction of the additional information and is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120033817 - Method and apparatus for estimating a parameter for low bit rate stereo transmission: A method for estimating a parameter for low bit rate stereo transmission that includes deriving estimate of any time delay between left and right audio channels in a multi-channel signal from a time delay subsystem. A cross-correlation between the left and right audio channels in the time delay subsystem is... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20120033818 - Driving of multi-channel speakers: A drive system comprises a splitter (107) which generates a low frequency signal and high frequency signal from an input signal. A first drive circuit (111, 115) is coupled to the splitter (117) and generates a drive signal for an audio driver (105) from the low frequency signal. A second... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120033819 - Signal processing method, encoding apparatus therefor, decoding apparatus therefor, and information storage medium: Provided are a signal processing method capable of inserting additional information into a bitstream without departing from the AC-3 standard or the Enhanced AC-3 standard. The signal processing method includes: extracting additional information which is for performing at least one of a channel number expansion of an audio signal in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120033820 - Audio player: An audio player includes a reading unit, a processing unit, a speaker, and a protection unit. The reading unit acquires an audio file stored in a memory. The processing unit processes the acquired audio file to generate an audio signal. The speaker reproduces the audio signal. The protection unit is... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry(shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120033821 - Active vibration noise control device: An active vibration noise control device having a pair of speakers, including: a basic signal generating unit generating a basic signal based on a vibration noise frequency; an adaptive notch filter generating a first control signal provided to one speaker using a first filter coefficient and generating a second control... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20120033822 - Earphone having sound insulation means: The present invention relates to an inexpensive environmental noise reduction type inner earphone which allows a user to listen music with high quality of sound and with a small volume under noisy environments making noise of 86 dB or more such as in aircraft seats, subways, trains and so on,... Agent:

20120033823 - Nano-otologic protective equipment for impact noise toxicity and/or blast overpressure exposure: An apparatus for preventing hearing loss having a body made of a soft compliant material having first and second ends and a channel extending therethrough, an acoustically limp material adjacent one of the ends of the body with the acoustically limp material having a hole therein aligned with the channel... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20120033824 - Earphone set: An earphone set with a first earphone and a second earphone, the earphone set comprising: a connector for connecting the first earphone and the second earphone; a memory module for storing audio data; and a power management module for preventing short circuit or inductive surge in current arising from connection... Agent: Creative Technology Ltd

20120033825 - Captioned audio and content delivery system with localizer and sound enhancement: A system for transmitting and receiving captioned, pre-recorded and live audio transmissions together with associated text data at a performance venue is provided. The system includes methods for displaying, both visually and audibly, multiple simultaneous captioned audio feeds. Additionally the system provides means for enhancing audio sound quality at a... Agent:

20120033826 - Speaker system and sound reproduction apparatus: The present invention relates to low sound reproduction of a compact speaker, a degree of freedom of design for the low sound reproduction, chattering noise of structures of electronic apparatuses due to powerful low sound reproduction, chattering noise of structures near a car speaker due to powerful low sound reproduction,... Agent:

20120033827 - Signal processing device and signal processing method: A signal processing device includes a noise analysis unit for analyzing a frequency component of a noise signal obtained by converting a collected sound into an electrical signal, a plurality of filtering units for carrying out predetermined filtering operations on the noise signal on the basis of an analysis result,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120033828 - Signal processing method and apparatus, and recording medium in which a signal processing program is recorded: A signal processing method for converting a signal received via a transmission path or read from a storage medium into a first audible signal, and suppressing a noise other than a desired signal contained in the first audible signal based on predetermined audio quality adjustment information, comprising steps of: in... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120033829 - Audio phase corrector: An audio phase corrector circuit which shifts the phase of substantially all frequencies of an audio signal by 90 degrees for the purpose of enhancing sound produced by an electroacoustic transducer. Embodiments are implemented by a digital finite impulse response filter configured to operate as a 90-degree phase shift circuit,... Agent:

20120033830 - Audio processing device and audio processing method: There is provided a sound processing apparatus and a sound processing method which are capable of reproducing discrete data with a high-quality sound matching users' preferences. In a sound processing means 2, since an interpolation value reflecting a value of a variable parameter α by which the value of a... Agent: Japan Science And Technology Agency

20120033831 - Microphone with adjustable characteristics: A microphone comprises a movable diaphragm 2 and a back electrode 4. The mechanical relationship between the back electrode 4 and the diaphragm 2 is adjustable thereby to control the cut-off frequency of the microphone. This enables the microphone to be adapted to different noise environments.... Agent: Knowles Electronics Asia Pte. Ltd.

20120033832 - Microphone and accelerometer: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a micromachined microphone and an accelerometer from a wafer 1 having a first layer 2, the method comprising the steps of dividing the first layer 2 into a microphone layer 5 and into an accelerometer layer 6, covering a front side of... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120033833 - Mixing signal processing apparatus and mixing signal processing integrated circuit: User is allowed to designate a desired mode defining the respective numbers of channels and mixing buses, and processing for mixing input signals of the number of channels corresponding to the designated mode is performed repetitively to generate signals for the individual buses. The time of arrival of the last... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20120033834 - Apparatus with directivity pattern: A loudspeaker is described. The loudspeaker includes two or more segmentations of a planar radiator. Each of the segmentations has an associated frequency dependent velocity magnitude and phase with substantially uniform surface pressure. The two or more segmentations provide a substantially uniform radiation pattern across a wide range of acoustic... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120033835 - System and method for modifying an audio signal: There is provided a method and apparatus for modifying an audio signal. An exemplary method comprises providing an audio signal and analyzing the characteristics of the provided audio signal relative to one or more predetermined desired audio characteristics. The exemplary method also comprises applying to the provided audio signal a... Agent:

20120033836 - Speaker and electronic device: An electronic device and a speaker are provided. The speaker includes a housing, a magnet, a vibrating element, a circuit board and a electromagnetic inductor. The magnet is disposed in the housing. The vibrating element is disposed in the housing to vibrate relatively to the magnet for sounding. The electromagnetic... Agent: Cotron Corporation

20120033837 - Speaker unit: A speaker unit is realized which directly drives a vibration plate having a low density, light weight, yet sufficient rigidity with a digital audio signal, and can thereby transmit vibration of a voice coil thereof to a carbonaceous acoustic vibration plate without loss. The present invention provides a digital speaker... Agent: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, Limited

20120033838 - Hearing instrument with mechanical and remote-controllable volume adjustment: A hearing instrument, e.g. a hearing aid, has a mechanical, manually actuated volume setting element and also remote control volume adjustment. The volume setting element is a control dial with a fixed assignment of the respective rotational position to a respective volume setting. An adjustment by remote control changes the... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.

20120033839 - Exterior power supply for hearing aid: An exterior power supply for a hearing aid has a battery-shaped conductor, two thin power contacts, and a DC power source. The battery-shaped conductor is received in a battery container of the hearing aid and has a top electrode and a bottom electrode. The thin power contacts are mounted to... Agent:

20120033840 - Hearing instrument with an integral injection-molding casing: A hearing instrument has an integral injection-molding casing. The hearing instrument fixes the internal components in an integral casing that is simple in design, production, and assembly; requires few components; and is easy to handle. Accordingly the hearing instrument contains an integral casing and a frame arranged within the casing.... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.

20120033841 - Annular ring acoustic transformer: An acoustic transformer includes at least one outer boundary wall. A plurality of inner walls are disposed within the outer boundary wall. The outer boundary wall and the inner walls define an input opening divided by at least some of the inner walls into a plurality of input sections. A... Agent: Bosch Security Systems Inc.

20120033842 - Equal expansion rate symmetric acoustic transformer: An acoustic transformer includes at least one outer boundary wall. A plurality of inner walls are disposed within the outer boundary wall. The outer boundary wall and the inner walls define a substantially annular input opening divided by at least some of the inner walls into a plurality of circumferentially-spaced... Agent: Bosch Security Systems Inc.

20120033843 - Audio driver: An audio driver comprising a diaphragm (101, 103) with a first side and a second side. The diaphragm (101, 103) is coupled to a transducer element (109, 111) on the second side and is arranged to radiate sound. The transducer element (109, 111) converts an electrical input signal into movement... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120033844 - Microphone unit and highly directional microphone: A microphone unit has a diaphragm vibrating in response to sound waves; a unit casing accommodating the diaphragm; and a connecting path connecting a front acoustic terminal and a rear acoustic terminal. The unit casing has a small-diameter internal periphery defining the front acoustic terminal; a large-diameter internal periphery accommodating... Agent:

20120033846 - Dust protection apparatus for flat loudspeakers: A method for fabricating flat loudspeakers comprising manufacturing a flat loudspeaker including at least one microspeaker array, having first and second main surfaces; and covering at least one of the main surfaces of the loudspeaker with a cover member including an airtight sound-pressure wave transparent thin polymer film.... Agent: Audio Pixels Ltd.

20120033845 - Electrochemical battery pack with reduced magnetic field emission and corresponding devices: A battery pack with reduced magnetic field emissions includes a plurality of cells (1301,1302) coupled electrically together by a first electrical conductor (1307) and a second electrical conductor (1308). The first electrical conductor (1307) couples positive terminals (1305,1306) to a terminal block (1311), while the second electrical conductor (1308) couples... Agent:

20120033847 - Articulating speaker assembly: An articulating speaker assembly includes a first member including a first driver and a second member including second driver. The first member and the second member are pivotally connected for selectively changing the profile of the speaker assembly. A central housing member is pivotally connected to each of the first... Agent:

20120033848 - Speaker with monitor mountable stand: A speaker system with a mount pivotally secured to a speaker frame for detachably securing the speaker system to a display monitor is disclosed. The mount pivots relative to the frame so as to allow the display monitor to be operably received between the mount and frame thereby holding the... Agent: Logitech Europe S.a.

20120033849 - Sensory signal output apparatus: A sensory signal output apparatus is provided. The sensory signal output apparatus, includes: a magnetic circuit vibrating in response to an alternating signal flowing through a coil; and an elastic support means elastically supporting the magnetic circuit to surround the circumferential outer surface of the magnetic circuit from one side... Agent: Yea Il Electronics Co., Ltd.

02/02/2012 > 31 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120027215 - Earphone set: An earphone set with a first earphone and a second earphone, the earphone set comprising: a connector for connecting the first earphone and the second earphone; a memory module for storing audio data; and a power management module for preventing short circuit or inductive surge in current arising from connection... Agent: Creative Technology Ltd

20120027216 - Controlling an adaptation of a behavior of an audio device to a current acoustic environmental condition: It is described a method for controlling an adaptation of a behavior of an audio device (100) to a current acoustic environmental condition. The method comprises (a) monitoring an audio output signal (x(t), x′(t)) being provided to an acoustic output device (110) of the audio device (100) for outputting an... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20120027217 - Apparatus and method for merging acoustic object information: An apparatus and method for merging acoustic object information to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) service in which real images are merged with sounds. The acoustic object information merging apparatus includes an acoustic objectization unit, an acoustic object information creator and a merging unit. The method classifies sounds received in... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.

20120027218 - Multi-microphone robust noise suppression: A robust noise reduction system may concurrently reduce noise and echo components in an acoustic signal while limiting the level of speech distortion. The system may receive acoustic signals from two or more microphones in a close-talk, hand-held or other configuration. The received acoustic signals are transformed to cochlea domain... Agent:

20120027220 - Acoustic device, noise control method, noise control program, and recording medium: When the signal level of a signal AOD, to which a cancellation signal CND of ACD is added, is larger than the signal level of ACD, a rate of change calculation part 173 calculates the maximum value (=1) as a rate of change parameter for showing that the degree of... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20120027219 - Formant aided noise cancellation using multiple microphones: A noise cancellation device includes a plurality of first computation modules, a formant detection module, a direction of arrival module and a beamformer. The plurality of first computation modules receives raw audio data and generates a respective transformed signal as a function of formants. A first transformed signal relates to... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20120027223 - Sound sports board apparatus and a method of making the same: A sports board apparatus and method including a first speaker housing adapted to receive a first speaker and an audio device housing adapted to receive an audio device. The first speaker housing can be adapted to mount the first speaker substantially flush with the top surface of the sports board.... Agent:

20120027221 - Trunk mounted automotive network server with wireless data capability: An automotive server arrangement includes an infotainment head unit disposed in a passenger compartment of a vehicle. An antenna is associated with the vehicle. At least one audio speaker is associated with the passenger compartment of the vehicle. A network server is disposed in-between the head unit and the antenna.... Agent: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

20120027222 - Vehicle audio system having door mounted speaker support: A vehicle audio system comprises a loud-speaker, a door assembly including a rigid inner panel and an outer panel joined to the inner panel along a front edge, a rear edge, and a bottom edge. A speaker support defined by a highly rigid panel is configured to receive and support... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20120027224 - Acoustic system for slide-type mobile device: A mobile device comprises a housing including a bottom section and a top section slidably connected to the bottom section so as to be movable relative to the bottom section between closed and open positions. A speaker disposed within the bottom section of the housing. An acoustic port extends from... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab

20120027225 - Bell sound outputting apparatus and method thereof: A method and apparatus for outputting a bell sound are disclosed. The method includes receiving an ambient noise; extracting a target frequency band from the ambient noise; changing volume of a pre-stored bell sound by using the target frequency band; and outputting the changed pre-stored bell sound. In the apparatus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120027226 - System and method for providing focused directional sound in an audio system: A system and method for providing focused directional sound in an audio system where the system effectively uses regular speakers on servo stands with satellite speakers adapted to rotate on two axes. The system allows for the tracking of the speakers to focus the sound toward a person or persons... Agent:

20120027227 - Personalized adjustment of an audio device: Described herein are apparatuses, systems and methods that facilitate user adjustment of an audio effect of an audio device to match the hearing sensitivity of the user. The user can tune the audio device with a minimum perceptible level unique to the user. The audio device can adjust the audio... Agent: Bitwave Pte Ltd

20120027229 - Apparatus, method, and manufacture for connectable gain-sharing automixers: A device for audio mixing includes a cascade input port and a first cascade input component that includes a first cascade input level detector component that detects an audio level of an upstream sum audio signal. The first cascade input port also includes an attenuator component that attenuates the first... Agent: Rane Corporation

20120027228 - Audio mixer: Managing audio of a device including transmitting a signal through a port of the device in response to an audio device coupling to the port, initializing an audio mixer of the device in response to detecting the signal, and configuring the audio mixer to manage audio transferred between the device... Agent:

20120027230 - Mixer and communication connection setting method therefor: Mixer and one or more external devices, related to audio signal processing, are interconnected via a communication network, such as a LAN. For a particular one of the external devices for which communication with the mixer via the communication network is to be established, a network address unique to the... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20120027231 - Mixing signal processing apparatus and mixing signal processing integrated circuit: User is allowed to designate a desired mode defining the respective numbers of channels and mixing buses, and processing for mixing input signals of the number of channels corresponding to the designated mode is performed repetitively to generate signals for the individual buses. The time of arrival of the last... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20120027232 - Mixing signal processing apparatus and mixing signal processing integrated circuit: User is allowed to designate a desired mode defining the respective numbers of channels and mixing buses, and processing for mixing input signals of the number of channels corresponding to the designated mode is performed repetitively to generate signals for the individual buses. The time of arrival of the last... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20120027233 - Electronic device and transmitting methode thereof: An electronic device comprises a first output module, a judgment module, a first switch module, a second output module, an operation module, a second switch module and a play module. The first output module generates a first audio signal. The second output module generates second audio signals. If the first... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120027234 - Reduced footprint microphone system with spacer member having through-hole: A microphone system has a chip system coupled to a base. Among other things, the chip system includes a microphone chip and a circuit chip, in a stacked relationship, configured to electrically communicate. The microphone chip has a diaphragm configured to move upon receipt of an incident audio signal, while... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20120027235 - Mems capacitive microphone: The present invention discloses an MEMS capacitive microphone, which comprises a supporting portion and a diaphragm, wherein the supporting portion supports the central portion of the diaphragm to facilitate releasing the residual stress of the diaphragm generated in the thermal fabrication process. Thereby is maintained the flatness of the diaphragm... Agent:

20120027236 - Acoustic pressure transducer: Acoustic transducer means are provided. A monolithic semiconductor layer defines a plate, a pair of oppositely disposed torsional hinges, a flexible extension and at least a portion of a support structure. Acoustic pressure communicated to the plate results in tensile strain of the flexible extension. The flexible extension provides a... Agent:

20120027237 - Protective sleeve having a built-in sound-amplifying channel: A protective sleeve having a built-in sound-amplifying channel is configured to cover a portable electronic product having an audio port. The protective sleeve includes an accommodating portion and a sound-amplifying channel. The accommodating portion is provided in the protective sleeve for allowing the portable electronic product to be accommodated therein.... Agent:

20120027238 - Phasing plug for a compression driver: A phasing plug for a compression driver includes a base portion and a hub portion. The base portion includes a first side, a second side, and a plurality of apertures extending between the first and second sides. The hub portion extends from the base portion along an axis. The hub... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated

20120027239 - Electroacoustic transducer: An electroacoustic transducer includes a diaphragm, an electroacoustic transducer unit having the diaphragm, and an air chamber having the diaphragm of the electroacoustic transducer unit and having a variable volume in response to vibration of the diaphragm. The air chamber has a sound pressure detector detecting a sound pressure in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica

20120027240 - Microphone module with helmholtz resonance chamber: An exemplary microphone module includes a shell, a circuit board located in the shell, and a microphone located in the shell and electrically connecting the circuit board. The shell includes a bottom cover and a faceplate on the bottom cover. The faceplate defines a sound hole therein. A washer is... Agent: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.

20120027241 - Vehicular directional microphone assembly for preventing airflow encounter: A microphone mounting assembly (800A/800b) include one or more transducers (801) mounted to a printed circuit board (PCB) (805) where a spacer (803) is used having a channel (807) positioned on the PCB (805) for allowing acoustical energy to pass through the channel (807) to a port (809) in the... Agent:

20120027242 - Adjustable earphone and earphone set: An earphone comprises an inner shell, a stem and a pivot connection. The inner shell has a generally circular periphery shaped to at least partially fit in a user's concha. The stem is mounted to the inner shell at a position spaced from a rotational center of the inner shell... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120027243 - Pressure adjustor and method of manufacturing the same, speaker device using the pressure adjustor, electronic device, and vehicle: A pressure adjustor includes a sheet-like supporter formed of unwoven fabric or woven fabric, a plurality of activated carbon powder particles attached to the supporter, and binders binding the plurality of activated carbon powder particles to each other. If this pressure adjustor is disposed inside a cabinet of a speaker... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120027244 - Speaker: A speaker includes a case including a center cavity and a body surrounding the center cavity, an electroacoustic transducer received in the center cavity of the case, and a pair of terminals assembled in the case. The body defines a main upper surface and a main lower surface opposite to... Agent:

20120027245 - Transducers with improved viscous damping: A miniature receiver or transducer with improved viscous damping. The receiver may be a moving armature receiver using shearing forces for damping the deflection of the diaphragm. In this receiver, the damping element, which may be a liquid, extend in a direction of the deflection of the armature or diaphragm.... Agent: Sonion Nederland B.v.

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