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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devicesBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 31 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20130121494 - Ear coupling status sensor: A system and method configured to determine if a user is appropriately wearing an audio device, such as a headset, is described that enables a more accurate calculation of the audio device's acoustical characteristics. Headsets, such as headphones and earbuds, include a plurality of engagement sensors configured to determine if... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.
20130121495 - Sound mixture recognition: A sound mixture may be received that includes a plurality of sources. A model may be received that includes a dictionary of spectral basis vectors for the plurality of sources. A weight may be estimated for each of the plurality of sources in the sound mixture based on the model.... Agent:
20130121496 - Visually-based fitting of hearing devices: s
20130121498 - Noise reduction using microphone array orientation information: A handheld device includes: an orientation sensor; an audio processor connected to the orientation sensor and adapted to receive orientation information from the orientation sensor; and a plurality of microphones through which audio content is captured, wherein the audio processor modifies the noise reduction algorithm applied to the audio content... Agent: Qsound Labs, Inc.
20130121497 - System and method for acoustic echo cancellation using spectral decomposition: A method and apparatus for canceling an echo in audio communication is disclosed. The method comprises receiving an audio signal from a network and subsequently detecting a mixture audio signal comprising a target audio signal and an echo audio signal, the echo signal corresponding to the received audio signal. The... Agent:
20130121500 - Driving of parametric loudspeakers: A parametric loudspeaker system comprises a pre-compensator (305) for generating a pre-compensated envelope signal by applying a pre-compensation to the input audio signal where the pre-compensation compensates for distortion of in-air demodulation of the modulated ultrasound signal. A pre-modulator (307) generates a complex base band signal generating a phase signal... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130121499 - Frequency domain signal processor for close talking differential microphone array: A system and method for processing close talking differential microphone array (CTDMA) signals in which incoming microphone signals are transformed from time domain signals to frequency domain signals having separable magnitude and phase information. Processing of the frequency domain signals is performed using the magnitude information, following which phase information... Agent: National Semiconductor Corporation
20130121501 - Active noise control apparatus for intake system of vehicle: An active noise control apparatus for an intake system of a vehicle may include a filter mounted on a portion of the intake system for blocking foreign materials; and a speaker assembly detachably installed at the portion to which the filter is mounted.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130121503 - Location-indexed audio content: Associations between pieces of electronic audio content and geographic locations are stored. An indication of a present link between an electronic device and a particular geographic location is received. A particular piece of electronic audio content is identified as being related to the particular geographic location. The identified piece of... Agent:
20130121502 - Vehicular sound processing apparatus and vehicular apparatus: A vehicular apparatus receives music data from a portable terminal through a first communication device and stores the music data to a memory unit. The vehicular apparatus then outputs the music data stored to a music playback apparatus. The vehicular apparatus continues the output of the music data stored in... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130121505 - Microphone array configuration and method for operating the same: An apparatus comprises a plurality of microphone units including at least a first microphone unit and a second microphone unit, each of the first and second microphone units comprising a microphone, an analog-to-digital converter, and a local memory. The microphone is configured to capture an analog audio signal. The analog-to-digital... Agent: Visisonics Corporation
20130121504 - Microphone array with daisy-chain summation: Microphone stages in a microphone array may be coupled together in a daisy chain. Each stage may include a microphone, an analog to digital converter, a decimation unit, a receiver, an adder, and a transmitter. The converter may convert analog audio microphone signals into digital codes that may be decimated.... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130121506 - Online source separation: Online source separation may include receiving a sound mixture that includes first audio data from a first source and second audio data from a second source. Online source separation may further include receiving pre-computed reference data corresponding to the first source. Online source separation may also include performing online separation... Agent:
20130121508 - Non-speech content for low rate celp decoder: A method and device for modifying a synthesis of a time-domain excitation decoded by a time-domain decoder, wherein the synthesis of the decoded time-domain excitation is classified into one of a number of categories. The decoded time-domain excitation is converted into a frequency-domain excitation, and the frequency-domain excitation is modified... Agent: Voiceage Corporation
20130121507 - System and method for digital signal processing: The present invention provides methods and systems for digitally processing audio signals. Some embodiments receive an audio signal and converting it to a digital signal. The gain of the digital signal may be adjusted a first time, using a digital processing device located between a receiver and a driver circuit.... Agent:
20130121509 - Sound transducer with interdigitated first and second sets of comb fingers: A sound transducer includes a substrate with a cavity with extending from a first surface of the substrate, a body at least partially covering the cavity and being connected to the substrate by at least one resilient hinge, a first set of comb fingers mounted to the substrate, and a... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20130121510 - Controlling terminal apparatus, control method and program: Disclosed herein is a controlling terminal apparatus including: a transmission section transmitting and outputting a control signal to a plurality of sound outputting apparatus; a display section; an operation detection section detecting an operation for the displayed substance of the display section; and a control section controlling the display section... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130121511 - User-guided audio selection from complex sound mixtures: A system and method are described for selecting a target sound object from a sound mixture. In embodiments, a sound mixture comprises a plurality of sound objects superimposed in time. A user can select one of these sound objects by providing reference audio data corresponding to a reference sound object.... Agent:
20130121512 - Audio amplifier: An amplifier includes: a first operational signal path arranged to generate a first pre-output signal according to an input signal under a first operating mode of the amplifier; a second operational signal path arranged to generate a second pre-output signal according to the input signal under a second operating mode... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130121513 - Opening type bone conduction earphone: An opening type bone conduction earphone which eliminates headband and has a compact and simple structure comprising a magnetic body, which has an aeration hole, which is able to communicate with the outside world when wearing, at the center part of the axial direction, at least one or more dampers... Agent:
20130121514 - Flexible piezoelectric sound-generating devices: A sound-generating device comprises at least two first enclosures and a thin film. The at least two first enclosures with at least one first bendable element coupled between two neighboring first enclosures. The thin film comprising at least one electrode and at least one piezoelectric layer, the at least one... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130121515 - Loudspeakers with position tracking: The present invention combines a head-tracking system, for example a camera system typically used for user head and eye tracking, with a plurality of loudspeakers to as to enhance the audio experience of the user. The location of the user can be used to alter the audio signal sent to... Agent: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
20130121516 - System and method for sound reproduction: A sound reproduction system for reproducing an audio signal as originating from a first direction relative to a nominal position (211) and orientation of a listener is provided. The system comprises a first sound transducer arrangement (105) arranged to generate sound reaching the nominal position (211) from a first position... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130121517 - Method and apparatus for adding audible noise with time varying volume to audio devices: A method and apparatus for adding audible noise with time varying volume to audio devices are disclosed which makes the time varying volume envelope of the added audible noise proportional to the time varying volume envelope of sound for frequencies where an individual has a restricted range of perception. The... Agent: Dean Robert Gary Anderson As Trustee Of The D/l Anderson Family Trust
20130121518 - Ear device for improved fit and sound: The present invention is directed to an in-the-ear device sized and shaped such that the in-the-ear device universally and ergonomically fits into the human ear without slipping out and providing the user with a comfortable fit. The in-the-ear device is secured in the user's ear taking advantage of the natural... Agent:
20130121519 - Hearing aid retainer accessory: A hearing aid retainer accessory to be used together with a hearing aid is provided having a housing with a relatively large diameter longitudinal end face portion and a relatively smaller diameter hook-end to which a hook is attached. The hearing aid retainer accessory comprises an elongated string with a... Agent: Oticon A/s
20130121520 - Protection structure and portable electronic device using same: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a main board and a screen module fixed on the main board and located between the housing and the main board. The housing defines a resisting portion resisted against the main board. When an external force is out on the housing, the resisting... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130121522 - Coaxial speaker system having a compression chamber with a horn: Coaxial two-way or more loudspeaker system (1) comprising a low range electro-dynamic transducer (2) and a high range transducer (3) with compression chamber including a whole horn, mounted in a coaxial and frontal with respect of the low range transducer (2).... Agent: Phl Audio
20130121521 - Diaphragm for an electropneumatic horn system: The invention relates to an improved diaphragm securing mechanism in a sound wave generator system for an electric horn system that includes a monolithic rigid housing member having a receiving opening for fixably housing, in an non-removable and secure manner following assembly, a compressor member, thereby preventing unintended separation and... Agent: Wolo Mfg. Corp.
20130121523 - Electric component having a shallow physical shape, and method of manufacture: Electric components and methods of manufacture are specified. An electric component comprises a carrier having a recess which penetrates the carrier and also a first chip and external contact area. The first chip is arranged in the recess in the carrier. The external contact area is provided for connecting up... Agent: Epcos Ag
20130121524 - Headset structure: A headset structure is disclosed. The headset structure includes a microphone boom and an earphone housing. An elastic positioning structure is formed on an outer surface of the microphone boom, and the earphone housing has a gear-shaped notch adjusting structure for matching with the elastic positioning structure. In the present... Agent: Cheng Uei Presision Industry Co., Ltd.05/09/2013 > 31 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20130114816 - Audio coupling system: A device for the sharing audio signals. A pair of headphones includes circuitry for connecting to an audio signal input, as is typical, but also for connecting to an audio signal output. The audio output allows a plurality of personal listening devices, for example headphones, to be linked together allowing... Agent:
20130114817 - Method and apparatus for estimating interchannel delay of sound signal: A method and an apparatus for estimating an interchannel delay of a sound signal are disclosed, related to the communication field and capable of realizing a stable sound field in a crosstalk. The method includes: calculating an error between an actual interchannel phase difference and a predicted interchannel phase difference... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130114818 - Method for automatic activation and deactivation of a binaural hearing system and binaural hearing system: A method of operation saves energy during the operation of a binaural hearing system having a left-hand hearing device and a right-hand hearing device. The method includes providing a left-hand internal input signal in the left-hand hearing device and a right-hand internal input signal in the right-hand hearing device. A... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130114819 - Apparatus for changing an audio scene and an apparatus for generating a directional function: An apparatus for changing an audio scene has a direction determiner and an audio scene processing apparatus. The audio scene has at least one audio object having an audio signal and associated meta data. The direction determiner determines a direction of a position of the audio object with respect to... Agent: Iosono Gmbh
20130114820 - Method and apparatus for emulating sound: A method of emulating a sound of an audio apparatus by using a sound emulation apparatus includes obtaining k past samples (where k is a natural number that is equal to or greater than 1) by delaying a current sample of an audio signal; applying a plurality of characteristic functions... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114821 - Apparatus, method and computer program for adjustable noise cancellation: An apparatus including: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, allow the apparatus to perform at least the following: receiving a background audio signal from an... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130114822 - Piezoelectric microphones: Electronic devices and microphone devices are described.... Agent: Avago Technologies GeneralIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20130114825 - Headset with a light emitting neckband: A headset (1) comprising two earphones (2R, 2L) for arranging at the right and left ears of a user. The right and left earphones (2R, 2L) are interconnected by a neckband (4). The neckband (4) comprises light emitting means (5; 6; 8; 9; 10).... Agent: Gn Netcom A/s
20130114823 - Headset with proximity determination: An apparatus including a housing configured to support the apparatus on a head of a user; a controller; a sound transducer; and a proximity detector. The proximity detector is connected to the controller. The controller is configured to perform a predetermined function based upon a signal from the proximity detector.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130114824 - Signal connecting module, electronic device, and connector identification method thereof: A signal connecting module, an electronic device, and a connector identification method thereof are disclosed. The signal connecting module is applied to the electronic device to electrically connect to the connector. The signal connecting module includes a connecting port, a controlling module, and a detecting module. The controlling module electrically... Agent:
20130114826 - Light bulb holder module with built-in speaker: A light bulb holder module with a built-in speaker is embedded into a light bulb slot. The light bulb holder module includes a light bulb holder, a control unit, a first electronic switch, a second electronic switch, a wireless transceiver unit, and a speaker. Also, a light bulb is installed... Agent:
20130114828 - Audio system with parental maximum volume control: A user interface (104) of an audio system (100) enables adjustment of a volume level of an audio signal being reproduced on at least a portion of the audio system to a desired maximum volume level. The user interface further enables the desired maximum volume level to be selected as... Agent: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corpor
20130114827 - System for controlling virtual engine sound and method thereof: Disclosed is a system and method for controlling a virtual engine sound of a hybrid vehicle or an electric vehicle. More specifically, the system includes a sensor for detecting when the vehicle is inside; a virtual engine sound generation portion for generating the virtual engine sound of the vehicle; and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130114830 - Determining a configuration for an audio processing operation: A computer-implemented method of determining a configuration for an audio processing operation, wherein the audio processing operation comprises a predetermined set of one or more audio processing sub-operations, each audio processing sub-operation being configurable with one or more respective configuration parameters, the method comprising: specifying the predetermined set of one... Agent: Oxford Digital Limited
20130114831 - Methods and apparatus to perform audio watermarking and watermark detection and extraction: Encoding and decoding methods and apparatus as described. An example method of obtaining auxiliary information in an audio signal using a plurality of frequency components residing in a plurality of code bands comprises transforming an audio signal into a frequency domain representation; determining characteristic of frequencies of the frequency domain... Agent:
20130114829 - Recursive audio modulation system using nested inductor arrays: Nested inductor arrays magnetically modulate an analog audio input signal recursively, so that the overall amplitude envelope of the output signal replicates the wave pattern of the input signal. The nested inductor arrays produce multiple levels of recursive modulation, so that the output signal incorporates multiple integrated self-similar harmonic layers,... Agent:
20130114832 - Wireless function state synchronization: A system for facilitating synchronized apparatus interaction. In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus may determine if muting of a microphone has been requested. If the apparatus determines that muting has been requested, the apparatus may activate muting of the microphone and may transmit... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130114833 - Microphone filter system: A microphone filter system for outputting an audio signal independent of electrical impedance of downstream devices. This system may include a filter section and an audio transformer that facilitate the outputting of the audio signal.... Agent: Akg Acoustics Gmbh
20130114834 - Acoustic transmission method and listening device: A listening device having an ear hook adapted for carrying the device behind the ear of a user and magnetically operated compression parts including a subcutaneous part and a device part is provided, where further a vibrator is provided and adapted to vibrationally energize a skin portion through an output... Agent: Oticon Medical A/s
20130114835 - Optimal spatial filtering in the presence of wind in a hearing prosthesis: The present application discloses methods, systems, and hearing prostheses for reducing wind noise and/or thermal noise in an audio signal transmitted to the user of a hearing prosthesis. A method in accordance with the present disclosure includes utilizing delay-sum beamforming to improve the signal-to-noise ratio in an audio signal that... Agent: Cochlear Limited
20130114836 - Method for operating a hearing device as well as a hearing device: Acclimatization of a hearing device user to a hearing device is made more acceptable by automatic acclimatization management. The intensity of the hearing device is increased in the long term, e.g. during several months. The speed of the intensity increase depends on user inputs. A user controls an audio processing... Agent: Phonak Ag
20130114837 - Feedback suppression device and method for periodic adaptation of a feedback suppression device: A method is provided for adapting a feedback suppression device of a hearing device to a given situation in order to improve the quality of feedback suppression in hearing devices and in hearing aids in particular. In the method an adaptation procedure of the feedback suppression device is periodically activated... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130114838 - Hearing device with a battery compartment: A hearing device has a battery compartment for mounting a battery and is provided in a housing. While the battery compartment is being closed there is a risk that a contact element projecting into the battery compartment causes a short circuit between the poles of the battery. The hearing device... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130114839 - Inflatable ear mold with protected inflation air inlet: An ear piece is formed for insertion and placement in an external auditory canal. The ear piece has an inflatable which, when it is inflated, expands and braces against the walls of the auditory canal. When it is deflated, it may be withdrawn from the auditory canal. The ear piece... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130114840 - Electronic device having audio output unit: An electronic device having an audio output unit with case design that provides a wide resonance space for enhanced sound quality and improved shock resistance is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a first space longitudinally penetrating a side region of the housing, and a second space connected to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114841 - Earphone importing outer sound: An earphone minimizes the design elements for importing sound. It operates without a battery, is lightweight, harmonizes the design and ventilation of the paths for sound transmission, insulation and exhaust, and for augmenting and/or alleviating speaker vibration, and has its outer sound path and transmission path tilted. The earphone comprises... Agent: Feel's Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114842 - Ear bud adaptor: An adaptor for an ear bud headphone that adds an over-the-ear loop to enhance security of the placement of the ear bud headphones on the ear of the head phone user. An ear loop (that may or may not be adjustable in pivoting or up and down direction) is connected... Agent:
20130114843 - Earphone jack for use with ear phone plugs of differeing diameter and electronic device using the same: An earphone jack includes a main body, a number of guiding plates, at least one positioning plate, a number of blades, and a frame. The main body defines a hole. The guiding plates surround the hole, and the positioning plate is formed on the guiding plates. The blades rotatably engage... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130114844 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal comprising a housing which incorporates a receiving speaker, an earpiece portion which allows a user to listen to an output sound from the receiving speaker, a first sound emission portion and a second sound emission portion which guide the output sound from the receiving speaker to the... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130114845 - Communication device and a casing therefor: Disclosed is a device and a casing therefor. The device comprises a casing having a back side and a casing opening in the back side; a speaker mounted inside the casing and in communication with the casing opening; and a cover shaped to mate with and to cover the casing... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130114846 - Electrodynamic transducer having a dome and a buoyant hanging part: Electro-dynamic transducer including a main magnetic circuit defining an air gap, a moving part comprising a dome shaped diaphragm and a movable coil fixed thereto and diving into the air gap; a support to which the moving part is suspended; and a suspension linking the moving part and the support;... Agent: Phl Audio05/02/2013 > 48 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20130108056 - Audio signal processing device: An audio signal processing device receives a plurality of audio signals via a left channel (L) and a right channel (R) so as to produce a composite signal L+R and a difference signal L−R. The composite signal L+R is changed in phase with an all-pass filter, while the difference signal... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130108055 - Dynamic volume control and multi-spatial processing protection: A disclosed system and method dynamically controls the perceived volume of a stereo audio program including left and right channel signals. The system comprises: a dynamic volume control configured and arranged so as to maintain a perceived constant volume level of the stereo audio program; and an excessive spatial processing... Agent: That Corporation
20130108053 - Generating a stereo audio data packet: In one implementation, audio signals from at least one audio input device are received. In addition, a first weight for the at least one audio input device is applied to the audio signals to generate a plurality of weighted left channel audio signals and a second weight for the at... Agent:
20130108057 - Sound processing apparatus: A sound processing apparatus includes a sound processing section configured to produce left and right channel effect signals by conducting a sound process on left and right channel sound signals, a sound image area expanding section configured to produce left and right channel sound image signals by which sound images... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130108058 - Binaural hearing device and method to operate the hearing device: A hearing device is proposed comprising at least one microphone (1), at least one analog-to-digital converter (2), a signal processing unit (3), a communication unit (6) for establishing and/or maintaining a communication link to a second hearing device, and a detection unit (7) for determining a communication link quality. The... Agent: Phonak Ag
20130108059 - Stereo microphone device: An external stereo microphone attached to a mobile electronic device includes a pair of symmetrically-positioned microphones 60, a holder unit 40 having a pair of holders 46 symmetrically positioned so as to accommodate the pair of microphones 60 respectively and a joint 48 for joining the pair of holders 46... Agent: Teac Corporation
20130108060 - Stereo microphone device: An external microphone attached to a mobile electronic device includes a pair of symmetrically-positioned microphones 60, a holder unit 40 having a pair of holders 46 symmetrically positioned so as to accommodate the pair of microphones 60 respectively and a joint 48 for joining the pair of holders 46 together,... Agent: Teac Corporation
20130108061 - Piezoelectric device: A piezoelectric device is provided with a sound source IC, an amplifier for amplifying a sound source from the sound source IC, a piezoelectric speaker for generating sound based on a drive signal from amplifier, an MPU for performing a predetermined control process on the drive signal, a memory for... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20130108064 - Connectors for invoking and supporting device testing: Electronic devices may be provided with audio circuits and circuitry configured to support communications and test mode operations. During normal operation, a standards-compliant connector such as an audio connector may be inserted into a connector port in an electronic device. The audio connector may be associated with a headset or... Agent:
20130108062 - Device and method for diagnosing audio circuitry: The present invention provides a device and method for diagnosing an audio circuitry, which is applied to a mobile terminal and its earphone. Both of the mobile terminal and its earphone include: a MIC circuit and a sounding circuit, wherein, this device includes: a MIC Circuit Diagnosis Module and a... Agent: Zte Corporation
20130108063 - Invoking and supporting device testing through audio connectors: Electronic devices may be provided with audio circuits and circuitry configured to support communications and test mode operations. During normal operation, a connector such as an audio connector may be inserted into a connector port in an electronic device. The audio connector may be associated with a headset or other... Agent:
20130108065 - Methods for invoking testing using reversible connectors: Electronic devices may be provided with audio circuits and controller circuitry configured to support test mode operations. A connector such as a reversible connector may be inserted into a mating device connector in an electronic device. The reversible connector may be connected to the device connector in either a normal... Agent:
20130108066 - Apparatus and method for tracking locations of plurality of sound sources: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for tracking locations of a plurality of sound sources. According to the apparatus and the method, a task for searching sound source candidates is repeated at respective predetermined frames of microphone signals to collect sound source candidates, and only the collected sound source... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130108067 - Overload protection for loudspeakers in exhaust systems: A method for controlling an anti-sound system includes measuring sound within an exhaust system of a vehicle, calculating a control signal based on the measured sound, calculating a thermal load to be expected of the at least one loudspeaker of the anti-sound system during operation with a control signal based... Agent: J. Eberspacher Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130108069 - Hands-free apparatus: A hands-free apparatus includes a hands-free apparatus main body having a holding recess part and integrated and separable port parts, and an earphone that is electrically connected with the integrated port part with being inserted into the holding recess part in a first state and is configured to be able... Agent:
20130108070 - Headset systems and related methods: In one embodiment, a headset system comprises a handsfree headset comprising a headset docking portion and an earpiece, a docking station comprising a docking mechanism configured to hold the handsfree headset by the headset docking portion, and a magnetic securing mechanism configured to magnetically secure the handsfree headset to the... Agent: Belkin International, Inc.
20130108068 - Headset with two-way multiplexed communication: An advanced headset is provided to enable two-way communication between a portable electronic device to the headset; a slave device located within the headset to receive and process the data; and at least one audio output device to transmit the data to a user. A method for transmitting data from... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130108071 - Method and apparatus for transmitting digital contents: The invention discloses a method for transmitting digital contents between devices. First digital contents are modulated into an audio signal in a first device, wherein the first digital contents include contact information and at least one index of at least one second digital content. The audio signal is outputted by... Agent: Ko-chang Hung
20130108072 - Wireless device for receiving and forwarding an audio signal: A wireless device (8a, 8b) for receiving and forwarding an audio signal includes: an antenna (12a, 12b) for receiving the audio signal from a source (2); a circuit (14a, 14b) for receiving and processing the received audio signal; and a jack audio (9a, 9b) for providing the processed audio signal... Agent: Add-on Technology Co., Ltd.
20130108073 - Method and apparatus for providing audio from one or more speakers: A method and a system for adapting the timbre of sound output at power-up/down of a media player or stereo, where the timbre adaptation is a limitation of the bandwidth of the signal or sound, which bandwidth limitation is reduced over time to eventually provide no filtering at all.... Agent: Bang & Olufsen A/s
20130108074 - Microphone: A microphone comprises a sound inlet, a first MEMS microphone structure comprising a first membrane and associated backplate in the path of the sound inlet and a second MEMS microphone structure comprising a second membrane and associated backplate stacked with respect to the first microphone membrane, with an enclosed space... Agent: Knowles Electronics Asia Pte. Ltd.
20130108075 - Audio processing device and audio systems using the same: An audio processing device is provided. The audio processing device includes a shaper. The shaper receives a digital input audio signal and generates an output audio signal at an output terminal according to the digital input audio signal. The shaper includes a gain adjustment unit and a shaping unit. The... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130108076 - Compensating for different audio clocks between devices using ultrasonic beacon: A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection. In turn, the videoconferencing unit sends the near-end audio from the loudest portable device along with... Agent: Polycom, Inc.
20130108077 - Device and method for processing a real subband signal for reducing aliasing effects: In order to process a subband signal of a plurality of real subband signals which are a representation of a real discrete-time signal generated by an analysis filter bank, a weighter for weighting a subband signal by a weighting factor determined for the subband signal is provided to obtain a... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20130108078 - Method and device of channel equalization and beam controlling for a digital speaker array system: A method and device of channel equalization and beam controlling for a digital speaker array system includes (1) converting digital format; (2) performing channel equalization; (3) controlling beam-forming; (4) performing multi-bit Σ-Δ modulation; (5) performing thermometer code conversion; (6) performing dynamic mismatch-shaping processing; and (7) extracting the channel information to... Agent: Suzhou Sonavox Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130108079 - Audio signal processing device, method, program, and recording medium: An audio signal processing device capable of separating audio signal components which enhance the sence of presense from two channels of audio signals and increasing or decreasing pressure for the components is provided. The audio signal processing device (illustrated as an audio signal processing portion 20) is provided with a... Agent:
20130108080 - Audio output amplifier: An audio output amplifier includes a plurality of amplification circuits that drive a plurality of electroacoustic conversion devices, respectively. Each of the plurality of amplification circuits includes a current detection resistance that is provided between a path of a current which is supplied to the corresponding electroacoustic conversion device; and... Agent:
20130108081 - Amplifier: [Solution] In an amplifier (1) using a voltage variable power supply (73) as a power supply to follow an input audio signal level (S1) to the amplifier (1) in order to increase or decrease the level of supply voltage supplied to a power amplifier stage (4), when the level of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130108083 - Audio processing system and adjusting method for audio signal buffer: An audio processing system is provided. The audio processing system has a sound receiving device configured to receive sounds and output an audio signal; a controller, electrically connected to the sound receiving unit, configured to write the audio signal to an audio signal buffer with a first frequency; and an... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.
20130108082 - Microphone assembly: Embodiments of the invention include a microphone assembly having a microphone soldered on a bottom side of a bottom ported microphone flex circuit carrier, and a rigid coupler soldered on the top side of the carrier, opposite to the microphone. The coupler is inserted into and sealed to a microphone... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130108084 - Mems microphone with spring suspended backplate: A MEMS microphone has a base, a backplate, and a backplate spring suspending the backplate from the base. The microphone also has a diaphragm forming a variable capacitor with the backplate.... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130108085 - Low profile loudspeaker: In one embodiment, a co-axial speaker system for generating quality hi-fidelity sound with reduced distortion of wave propagation using a generally flat diaphragm and generally flat suspension.... Agent: Aurasound, Inc.
20130108086 - Electrostatic loudspeaker: An electrostatic loudspeaker includes: a vibrating member; an electrode disposed so as to be opposed to the vibrating member; a spacer member disposed on an opposite side of a face of the electrode, which is opposed to the vibrating member, and having acoustic transmission property; and a cover member disposed... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130108087 - Electrostatic loudspeaker: An electrostatic loudspeaker includes: a first electrode having acoustic transmission property; a second electrode having acoustic transmission property, and disposed so as to be opposed to the first electrode; a vibrating member having conductibility, and disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; a first elastic member having elasticity,... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130108088 - Integrated circuit with configurable output cell: An integrated circuit includes at least one output cell including a first output cell having a ground pin connected to a ground rail, a first power supply pin connected to a first power rail, a second power supply pin connected to a second power rail, a data pin, at least... Agent: Gn Resound A/s
20130108089 - Method and apparatus for microphones sharing a common acoustic volume: The present subject matter provides method and apparatus for improved microphones sharing an acoustic volume. Some embodiments are useful for hearing assistance devices. Examples of an improved microphone module offering omnidirectional and directional microphone capsules are provided. Different mounting and interconnection embodiments are provided. Different electrical connector embodiments are discussed.... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20130108090 - Hearing system and method for operating the same: b2) automatically replacing the former settings by new former settings upon receiving a request for adjusting at least one setting of the current settings from an operation of a programming user control, provided that a difference between the current settings and the former settings caused by one or more adjustments... Agent: Phonak Ag
20130108091 - Optimized energy and data transfer in hearing implant systems: An external device for a hearing implant system and a hearing implant system having an external device is described. An external transmitter generates a radio-frequency inductive link signal to an implanted receiver including a sequence of data word segments which communicate data to the implanted receiver, and a sequence of... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20130108092 - Dynamic noise reduction in auditory prosthesis systems: An exemplary method includes a sound processing subsystem 1) dividing an audio signal presented to an auditory prosthesis patient into a plurality of signals each representative of a distinct frequency portion of the audio signal and each contained within a distinct analysis channel included in a plurality of analysis channels,... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag
20130108093 - Integrated automatic telephone switch: Methods and apparatus for a hearing aid include a mechanism to detect the presence of a magnetic field using a magnetic sensing device disposed in a hearing aid, to digitally modify a frequency response of the hearing aid in response to the detection of the presence, and to modify the... Agent: Micro Ear Technology, Inc., D/b/a Micro-tech
20130108094 - Method for the operation of a hearing device and hearing device with variable frequency shift: A method for the operation of a hearing device with at least one receiver includes carrying out a fixed second frequency shift of an electrical receiver signal supplying the receiver or of a predefinable frequency range of the receiver signal and a variable first frequency shift of the receiver signal... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130108095 - Audio signal processing system and its hearing curve adjusting unit for assisting listening devices: An audio signal processing system for use in assisting listening devices is disposed in a digital signal processor. The audio signal processing system comprises an input signal conversion unit, a signal compression unit, a hearing curve adjusting unit and an output signal conversion unit. An external audio signal can be... Agent:
20130108096 - Enhanced dynamics processing of streaming audio by source separation and remixing: This application relates to a systems and methods for enhanced dynamics processing of streaming audio by source separation and remixing for hearing assistance devices, according to one example. In one embodiment, an external streaming audio device processes sources isolated from an audio signal using source separation, and mixes the resulting... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20130108097 - Membrane for covering an opening in a hearing aid and method of making the membrane: A membrane for covering an opening in a hearing aid is produced by a process of electrospinning fibers to form a non-woven structure. The electrospinning is adjusted in such a way that the various requirements of the membrane are fulfilled in the hearing aid, in particular with respect to water... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130108098 - Protector for earphone cord and earphone using the protector: An earphone includes a headset plug and an earphone cord connecting to the headset plug. A protector is located around the junction of the headset plug and the earphone cord. The protector includes a fastening member secured to the headset plug, and a rotary member located around the earphone cord... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130108099 - Loudspeaker having improved cooling system integrally formed on speaker frame: A structure of a loudspeaker is designed to increase a heat dissipation effect while decrease distortion of sound wave. The loudspeaker has a speaker frame, a diaphragm connected to the speaker frame in a manner capable of vibration, a voice coil connected to the diaphragm to vibrate the diaphragm, a... Agent:
20130108100 - Speaker having multiple coils: A speaker enclosure has an enclosure having an open front section. A partition is formed in the enclosure. A cone is coupled to the partition, wherein an outer perimeter of the cone is unattached from the enclosure forming a gap between the outer perimeter of the cone and the enclosure.... Agent:04/25/2013 > 31 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
20130101122 - Apparatus for generating and playing object based audio contents: Disclosed is an object based audio contents generating/playing apparatus. The object based audio contents generating/playing apparatus may include an object audio signal obtaining unit to obtain a plurality of object audio signals by recording a plurality of sound source signals, a recording space information obtaining unit to obtain recording space... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130101123 - Method for determining a compression characteristic, method for determining a knee point and method for adjusting a hearing aid: The fitting of a hearing device and in particular of a hearing aid using frequency compression is to be simplified. A method for determining a knee point of a frequency compression characteristic for a hearing device is therefore proposed wherein a maximum audible frequency of a hearing device user is... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130101125 - Acoustic shock prevention apparatus: An apparatus including at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform: determining a change of state in an apparatus... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130101124 - Method and device for detecting acoustic shocks: A method and device are provided for detecting acoustic shocks in an audio stream. The method includes: breaking down the audio stream into audio frames; analyzing the audio frames in order to assign each audio frame a category value from among a plurality of predefined values; and determining the probability... Agent: France Telecom
20130101126 - Controller for a headphone arrangement: A controller for a headphone arrangement (101) comprises a drive circuit (203) which generates a signal for an earphone (105) from an audio signal. The drive signal is fed to the earphone (105) causing this to reproduce the audio signal. A first circuit (217) determines a signal level for the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130101127 - System and method for changing an activation state of an electronic device using acoustic signals: The disclosure relates to a system and method for unlocking and unlocking activation to a device. An activation management system of an embodiment comprises: a sensor providing an output signal when the sensor is activated by an acoustic signal; and an activation module receiving the output signal from the sensor.... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130101128 - Automatic real-time hearing aid fitting based on auditory evoked potentials: A hearing aid includes at least one electrode located at a surface of a housing of the hearing aid to allow the electrodes to contact the skin of a user during use of the hearing aid, at least one electrode being adapted to pick up a low voltage signal from... Agent: Oticon A/s
20130101129 - Active noise reduction: A noise reducing sound reproduction system comprises a loudspeaker that is connected to a loudspeaker input path and that radiates noise reducing sound. A microphone is connected to a microphone output path and picks up the noise or a residual thereof An active noise reduction filter is connected between the... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20130101130 - Selective filtering earplugs: The selective filtering earplugs allow a user to filter most external and environmental sounds, only allowing a set of pre-approved sounds to be heard by the user. The earplugs include a sound acquisition module and at least one filtering earplug. The sound acquisition module includes a microphone for receiving environmental... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
20130101131 - Headphone with speaker function: A headphone with speaker function comprises a first playback unit, a second playback unit, a first audio source interface and a second audio source interface. Both the first playback unit and the second playback units have a speaker respectively. The first audio source interface is disposed on the first playback... Agent:
20130101132 - Method and device for earphone and usb to share micro-usb interface: The present disclosure generally relates to the technical field of mobile apparatuses, and discloses a method and a device for an earphone and a USB to share a Micro-USB interface. The method comprises the following steps of: A. detecting whether USB lines or earphone lines are plugged into the Micro-USB... Agent: Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
20130101133 - Sound system using wireless power transmission: A sound system using wireless power transmission is provided. A power and data transmission apparatus in the sound system, includes a data transmitting unit configured to wirelessly transmit, to a sound output device, sound data. The apparatus further includes a power transmitting unit configured to wirelessly transmit, to the sound... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130101134 - System and method for wireless microphone apparent positioning: System, method and device to provide apparent audio source position of a performer on a stage using a monophonic wireless microphone and volume modulation of left and right audio channels based on the actual position of the performer. Two audio channels are produced using a single audio input channel plus... Agent: Zetta Research And Development LLC - Forc Series
20130101135 - Tray moving mechanism and in-vehicle audio apparatus: A tray moving mechanism includes: a unit base having an internal space formed as a containing space; and a tray movable between a retracted position in which the unit base is contained in the containing space and a projected position in which a music player formed in a substantially rectangular... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130101136 - Wearable directional microphone array apparatus and system: A wearable microphone array apparatus and system used as a directional audio system and as an assisted listening device. The present invention advances hearing aids and assisted listening devices to allow construction of a highly directional audio array that is wearable, natural sounding, and convenient to direct, as well as... Agent: Wave Sciences Corporation
20130101137 - Adaptive sound field control: The present invention relates to a method for controlling one or more loudspeakers provided in an enclosure, such as a listening room or an automobile cabin, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing said one or more loudspeakers (2, 3, 4) with an audio input signal (5) whereby a... Agent: Bang & Olufsen A/s
20130101138 - Acoustic device and method of reproducing acoustic signal: An acoustic device, which reproduces an acoustic signal of one acoustic source selected from a plurality of acoustic sources. A first averaging unit averages signal levels of the acoustic signal for a first time period to obtain a first average signal. A second averaging unit averages the signal levels for... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20130101139 - Multiband audio dynamics processor: An audio system includes a level controller receiving an input audio signal from an audio medium. The level controller includes a gain adjust module producing an output audio signal based on the input audio signal. A filter arrangement is communicatively coupled to the level controller. The filter arrangement receives the... Agent: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America
20130101140 - Electronic device and method of operating the same: An electronic device and a method of operating the same are provided. By providing an electronic device and a method of operating the electronic device for easily changing a sound output mode when performing communication, user convenience is provided.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130101141 - Directional audio array apparatus and system: A directional transducer array system comprising a plurality of transducers with mathematical sequence spacing mounted on an array tile or host device. In an embodiment, the invention allows the construction of a receiving or transmitting, tiled (modular) directional audio array while simultaneously retaining desirable directional characteristics, improving gain, and limiting... Agent: Wave Sciences Corporation
20130101142 - Setting television or radio default channel: In some embodiments, a media device is configured so that it automatically causes a first predetermined channel to be displayed on an output device when a user sends a request signal to the media device to turn the output device off. The media device may be configured so that it... Agent:
20130101143 - Micro-electro-mechanical system microphone chip with an expanded back chamber: A MEMS microphone chip with an expanded chamber comprises a base plate, and the base plate has a main chamber and a secondary chamber. The secondary chamber is formed beside the main chamber, and is connected to the main chamber. A vibration membrane is suspended above the main chamber for... Agent:
20130101144 - Acoustic system: Positive and negative two terminals of each of a plurality of main speakers constituting an array speaker are connected to each of amplifiers. Then, the main speakers are bridge-driven. Sub-speakers interpolating the main speakers are arranged respectively between the main speakers. Then, the positive and negative terminals of each of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101145 - Transducer module: The present invention is directed to a transducer module, which includes at least two actuators with a same physical dimension. At least two support members correspond to the actuators, and are used to transfer inertial force to a vibration plate. The two support members are disposed between neighboring actuators, and... Agent: Chief Land Electronic Co., Ltd.
20130101146 - Compact stereo loudspeaker for wall mounting: Loudspeaker in a single cabinet arranged for wall mounting. The loudspeaker has two dipole loudspeaker units spaced apart and arranged to generate respective acoustic dipole signals. Reflectors, such as plane surfaces, are arranged to reflect sound from the respective dipole loudspeaker units. The reflectors and the dipole loudspeaker units are... Agent: Libratone A/s
20130101147 - Inflatable ear mold connection system: An inflatable ear piece is formed for insertion and placement in an external auditory canal. The ear piece has an inflatable balloon that may be selectively inflated and deflated. When the balloon is inflated, it expands and braces against the walls of the auditory canal. The ear piece has a... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20130101148 - Hearing aid retainer accessory: A hearing aid retainer accessory for use with a hearing aid that comprises a battery compartment to be fitted with a battery drawer, wherein the hearing aid retainer accessory comprises a retainer portion with a connection section that is adapted to be engaged with a hearing aid via a battery... Agent: Oticon A/s
20130101149 - Apparatus and method for near field communication: An apparatus including a near field communication (NFC) system and a hearing aid compatibility (HAC) system. The near field communication system includes a near field communication antenna. The hearing aid compatibility system is configured to generate a magnetic field to be received by a hearing aid. The hearing aid compatibility... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130101150 - Speaker device for mobile terminal: A speaker device for use in a mobile terminal includes a speaker frame with a speaker unit mounted therein, and a frame cover provided at the rear side of the speaker frame to form a resonance space between the speaker frame and the frame cover. Sound that is output in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130101151 - Noise mitigating microphone system and method: A microphone system has a base coupled with first and second microphone apparatuses. The first microphone apparatus is capable of producing a first output signal having a noise component, while the second microphone apparatus is capable of producing a second output signal. The first microphone apparatus may have a first... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20130101152 - Display with sound box: An exemplary display includes a front frame, a rear frame, a screen sandwiched between the front frame and the rear frame, and two sound boxes received between the front frame and the rear frame. Two openings are defined in a bottom of the display. Each sound box includes a front... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Cryptography
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