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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices

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07/10/2014 > 41 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140192986 - Audio content playback method and apparatus for portable terminal: An audio content playback method for a portable terminal The audio content playback method includes checking a channel that is supportable by audio content that is currently engaged in group's simultaneous playback, in group's simultaneous playback of the audio content. The method includes allocating a channel to each of devices... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140192987 - Matrix encoder with improved channel separation: An encoder is disclosed for use in a surround sound system wherein at least four audio input signals (FL, FR, RL, RR) representing an original sound field are encoded into two channel signals (L, and the encoded two channel signals are decoded into at least four audio output signals (FL′,... Agent: RealityIPPty Ltd

20140192988 - Hearing assistance device eavesdropping on a bluetooth data stream: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for eavesdropping on a data stream for hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a hearing assistance system for a wearer including a Bluetooth host device having a transmitter configured to send data including one or more... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140192989 - Programmably configured switchmode audio amplifier: A multi-channel switchmode audio amplifier is configured by a programmed processor such that each channel drives separate loads, is connected in parallel or is configured in a bridge-tied mode as well as combinations thereof. In one embodiment, amplifier channels that are connected in parallel have power amplifiers that are driven... Agent:

20140192990 - Virtual audio map: A system and method for mapping acoustic activities is disclosed. One method comprises receiving acoustic measurements recorded for a predetermined interval at a plurality of telephonic computing devices that are located at a determined location. A map of the acoustic measurements is created based on a location of each of... Agent:

20140192991 - Method for self-calibration of a set of sensors, in particular microphones, and corresponding system: providing a set of sources of acoustic events designed to generate acoustic waves; measuring times of flight of the acoustic events between each source of acoustic events and each microphone; and reconstructing the positions of the set of sensors and the positions of the sources of acoustic events through a... Agent: Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia

20140192992 - System for fitting audio signals for in-use ear: A system and method are provided for automatic fitting of all audio signals according to the ear in which a user is using to receive audio signals from a host device. The device may comprise an inquirer configured to query a host device for an in-use audio producing transducer; an... Agent:

20140192993 - Reverberation suppression device: A reverberation suppression device comprises: an echo canceller that removes an echo component included in an input signal; a howling suppressor that detects occurrence of howling based on a frequency characteristic of the input signal from which the echo component has been removed and attenuates a frequency level of a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140192994 - Noise cancelling headphone: A noise cancelling headphone includes a headphone body, a audio player and a central processing unit. The headphone body includes a headband, a first speaker unit and a second speaker unit. The elongated headband is bent and shaped to fittedly and adjustably wear on a user's head, wherein the headband... Agent:

20140192995 - Ear bud retraction module having optimal microphone placement: A retractable ear bud module has a housing with an ear bud cable retractable mounted in the housing. The ear bud cable has at least one ear bud and a microphone, and a fixed end attached to a circuit board including a wireless receiver mounted. The wireless receiver electronically connects... Agent: Headlogic LLC

20140192996 - Wireless audio control apparatus: A wireless audio control apparatus comprises a U-shaped outer shell having an outer surface, an inner surface and a plurality of side surfaces. A spring clip is attached to the inner surface of the outer shell. A speaker, a microphone and at least one control interface are located on the... Agent: Incync LLC

20140192998 - Advanced speech encoding dual microphone configuration (dmc): A microphone array is described for use in ultra-high acoustical noise environments. The microphone array includes two directional close-talk microphones. The two microphones are separated by a short distance so that one microphone picks up more speech than the other. The microphone array can be used along with an adaptive... Agent: Aliphcom

20140192999 - Method and apparatus for localization of an acoustic source and acoustic beamforming: Embodiments include a method and an apparatus for the localization of at least one source of an acoustic signal including: temporally sampling the acoustic signal with a plurality of microphones to obtain a (D+1)-dimensional space-time matrix representation of the acoustic signal, wherein D is the number of spatial dimensions, applying... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20140192997 - Sound collection method and electronic device: A sound collection method and an electronic device are disclosed. The method is applicable to an electronic device that includes an image acquisition unit and an audio collection unit. The method includes determining a focus object when the image acquisition unit is acquiring images; obtaining a position relationship information between... Agent: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.

20140193000 - Method and apparatus for generating a noise reduced audio signal using a microphone array: A method and apparatus for generating a noise reduced output signal from sound received by a first and second microphone arranged as a microphone array. The method includes transforming sound received by the first microphone into a first input signal and sound received by a second microphone into a second... Agent:

20140193001 - Equalization using user input: A system for interacting with an audio reproduction device and a user using the audio reproduction device is disclosed. The system includes: an image capture module capturing an image depicting an audio reproduction device used by a user; an image recognition module performing image recognition to extract recognition data from... Agent: Skullcandy, Inc.

20140193002 - Ported enclosure and automated equalization of frequency response in a micro-speaker audio system: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a system that includes a detection device and a processor. The detection device is configured to sense that a handheld device has not been placed on or near a surface. In response to sensing that the handheld device has not been placed... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140193004 - Effect applying apparatus and effect applying method: When a knob is at a center position, transmission levels of first volumes on a path from a second effector to a first effector, and second volumes on a path from the first effector to the second effector are both zero, and the first effector and the second effector operate... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20140193003 - Parasitic isolation communication switch: This document discusses, among other things, a switch multiplexer having a common connector, the switch multiplexer including a first switch configured to receive a first signal at or above a ground (GND) reference and a second switch configured to receive a second signal that swings positive and negative about ground.... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

20140193005 - Audio speaker system with semi-shared passive radiators: A multi-channel stereo speaker system includes acoustically separated but mechanically connected chambers containing active drivers to reproduce sound for each channel, and a passive radiator for each chamber to help tune the frequency response of the chamber. Passive radiators are positioned and oriented so that their movements tend to cancel... Agent:

20140193006 - Localization control method of sound for portable device and portable device thereof: A localization control method of a sound for a portable device and a portable device thereof is provided. The localization control method of a sound for a portable device includes collecting location information of the portable device and location information of a counterpart portable device when an event for communicating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193007 - System and method for obtaining an audio stream based on proximity and direction: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for obtaining an audio stream for hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method comprising sensing proximity of a wearer of a hearing assistance device, and sensing direction of movement of the wearer of the hearing... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140193008 - System and method for fitting of a hearing device: The invention relates to system and method for configuring a hearing device (100) with an external configuration unit (101), the method comprising the steps of: a) processing at least two sound recordings in the external processing unit (104′) with different parameter settings (105′a, 105′b), b) combining them into one joint... Agent: Two Pi Signal Processing Application Gmbh

20140193009 - Method and system for enhancing the intelligibility of sounds relative to background noise: A novel dual-microphone speech enhancement technique is proposed that utilizes the coherence function between input signals as a criterion for noise reduction. The technique is based on certain assumptions regarding the spatial properties of the target and noise signals and can be applied to arrays with closely spaced microphones, where... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140193010 - Hearing aid and method for eliminating acoustic feedback in the amplification of acoustic signals: In a hearing aid having a microphone to be arranged at a body of a user for capturing ambient sound, a loudspeaker for outputting the ambient sound after having been amplified on a frequency-dependent basis, and a signal processor, the signal processor is configured to amplify the sound such that... Agent: Eberhard-karls-universitaet Tuebingen Universitaetsklinikum

20140193011 - Bone conduction device: A bone conduction device including an external component, the external component comprising a sound processor and transducer, the transducer configured to generate mechanical forces, and the external component configured for positioning behind a recipient's ear such that the mechanical forces are transmitted from the external component to a recipient's bone... Agent:

20140193012 - Hearing aid component with earwax filter: A hearing aid component with earwax filter is provided, wherein the hearing aid component has a sound inlet opening that has at least two sound inlet portions having different diameters and being displaced with respect to each other in a longitudinal direction of the sound inlet opening so that the... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140193013 - Hearing aid with an in-the-ear component: According to the invention, a receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aid with an in-the-ear component is proposed, wherein the in-the-ear component has a customized shell fitted to an individual user's ear canal geometry and a receiver placed in the shell, and wherein the receiver is connected to a further hearing aid component... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140193015 - Microphone stand mounting brackets: A mounting bracket system for mounting a loudspeaker monitor onto a microphone stand pole without requiring disassembly of either the loudspeaker monitor or the microphone stand. First and second mounting brackets may be mounted to a loudspeaker monitor or other product to be mounted. An indent on each mounting bracket... Agent: The Tc Group A/s

20140193014 - Speaker enclosure for small form-factor devices: A miniature speaker is describer including a microphone holder and a vibrator holder. A miniature speaker matching the oval shape of a sound chamber is placed face down over the sound chamber. A small slot is formed in one of the sides of the sound chamber to provide a sound... Agent: Silverplus, Inc.

20140193016 - Integrated audio-visual systems: Integrated audio-visual systems are provided. Such integrated audio-visual systems are capable of reproducing sound frequencies without compromising visual characteristics. In particular, a surface of the acoustic diaphragm also serves as the image projection screen. Such surface may be made of materials capable of reflecting light and converting audio signals simultaneously.... Agent:

20140193018 - Electronic device having sensor for detecting external environment: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a case frame having an opening, a first unit, and at least one external environment sensor. The opening has a predetermined size and is formed in the case frame. The first unit is disposed inside the electronic device and is configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193017 - Portable audio device and housing: A portable audio device has a gate member that is spring activated to allow for attachment to other articles. The spring-activated gate member is integrated within the portable audio device. The portable audio device includes a receiver and transmitter for communication of wireless data. When the receiver receives audio signals,... Agent: Inmusic Brands, Inc.

20140193019 - Apparatus: An apparatus comprising: a first substantially horn shaped structure configured to couple and amplify sound from a first speaker of a further apparatus; and a second substantially horn shaped structure configured to couple and amplify sound from a second speaker of the further apparatus, wherein the first and second substantially... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140193020 - Headphone assembly: A headphone assembly is provided that includes two earpieces coupled by a flexible connecting wire. Each earpiece includes a single large button disposed on a distal side of the earpiece, thereby enabling a wearer to operate the system, even without direct access thereto.... Agent: The Ketchum Group, Inc., Dba, Outdoor Technology

20140193021 - One-piece headband for a bluetooth headset: A headset for use with electronic communications devices such as a cellular telephone and which includes a unitary, one-piece headband that includes a hair comb. The one-piece headband also includes a volume control and an on/off switch and an aerial wire intertwined with the teeth of the comb. Earbuds are... Agent:

20140193022 - Canal-type receiver: An object of this invention is to provide a canal-type receiver capable of reproducing sound fields spanning front-to-rear and/or top-to-bottom. Thus, an ear piece of the canal-type receiver has a substantially cylindrical shape and includes a cylindrical portion including a sound guiding tube emitting a sound wave, radiated from a... Agent:

20140193023 - Terminal having speaker and method of manufacturing the same: A terminal includes a first upper carrier including a speaker grill housed as a separate piece in a penetrating hole formed at one surface, and a second upper carrier having an antenna pattern in at least one surface and being coupled to one end of the first upper carrier. A... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140193024 - Combined speaker and audio jack: A speaker and audio jack module for a portable electronic device. The module includes an audio jack housing having a tube dimensioned to receive an audio plug. An acoustic port is formed through a side of the tube so as to acoustically connect a speaker housing having a speaker contained... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140193025 - Speaker module and electronic device employing same: An electronic device includes an internal speaker module and an external sound box detachably applied to the internal speaker module. The valve is resisted to the opening to cover the opening of the internal speaker module. When external sound box is applied to the internal speaker module, the connector is... Agent: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.

20140193026 - Loudspeaker, electronic device and mobile device both including the same, and method of producing the same: A magnetic circuit includes an upper plate, a magnet, a lower plate, and a center pole. The outer circumference of a frame is coupled with a diaphragm. One end of a voice coil is coupled with the diaphragm, and the other end is inserted into a magnetic gap formed between... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

07/03/2014 > 50 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.

20140185810 - Object-based 3-dimensional audio service system using preset audio scenes: Provided are an object-based three dimensional (3-D) audio service system using preset audio scenes and a method thereof. The system and the method are suggested for enabling a user to easily and conveniently watch and listen an object based 3-D audio service by eliminating inconvenience that requires a user to... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140185811 - System and method for variable decorrelation of audio signals: Various embodiments relate to a system and method for decorrelating an audio signal with a hybrid filter. The hybrid filter is generated by first generating a decorrelation filter. A frequency-dependent warping is applied to the decorrelation filter. The warped decorrelation filter is then mixed with a carrier filter to generate... Agent: Dts, Inc.

20140185812 - Method for generating a surround audio signal from a mono/stereo audio signal: Disclosed is a method for generating a surround-channel audio signal (Mout) from a mono/stereo audio signal (Min, Sin), comprising the steps of: a) generating a first multi-channel signal (M1) by surround panning the mono/stereo audio signal (Sin); b) generating a second multi-channel signal (M2) by effect processing the mono/stereo input... Agent:

20140185813 - Hearing aid having an adaptive antenna matching mechanism and a method for adaptively matching a hearing aid antenna: A method of matching a hearing aid antenna in a binaural hearing aid in accordance with a detected signal strength of a received communication signal, the binaural hearing aid having a first hearing aid to be positioned at one ear of a user and a second hearing aid to be... Agent:

20140185814 - Boundary binaural microphone array: A boundary binaural microphone array includes a pair of microphones spaced from one another by a distance between approximately 5 cm and 30 cm. The boundary binaural microphone array has a structural support that locates the microphones no more than approximately 4 cm off of a surface upon which the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140185815 - Hold back and real time ranking of results in a streaming matching system: A matching system receives probe audio samples for comparison to references of a data store. Comparisons are generated to determine a sufficient match for a portion or a first amount of the probe sample. Ranking scores are assigned to the resulting match references. The match references are retained, unless meeting... Agent: Google Inc.

20140185816 - Apparatus and method for processing audio signal: An audio signal processing apparatus and method for processing an audio signal are provided. The audio signal processing apparatus includes a signal detector configured to detect a long-term envelope and a short-term envelope of a lower range signal of an input signal, and a controller configured to control a gain... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185817 - Apparatus, method and electroacoustic system for reverberation time extension: An apparatus for reverberation time extension is provided. The apparatus includes a module for calculating wave field synthesis information, and a signal processor for generating a plurality of audio output signals for a plurality of loudspeakers based on the audio input signals that have been recorded by a plurality of... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140185818 - Sound processing device, sound processing method, and program: A sound processing device includes a first calculation unit configured to calculate a suppression gain of noise by using respective input signals input from a plurality of microphones; an integration unit configured to obtain an integration gain by using a suppression gain of an acoustic echo and the suppression gain... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140185819 - Handset and headset: Thus there is provided an earphone or headset comprising a housing, an internal microphone, an external microphone and a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit is connected to the internal microphone and the external microphone. The signal processing unit serves for signal processing of an audio signal of the... Agent: Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140185822 - Bone conduction speaker and bone conduction headphone device: When sound signals are transmitted to a coil in a vibration driver, a magnet vibrates according to change in magnetic field caused by the coil. A diaphragm vibrates up and down together with the coil, due to magnetic effects of the coil with respect to the magnet. A vibration plate... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140185820 - Ear bud retraction mechanism having a break away dust door: A retractable ear bud module, comprising: a housing having a cover and a door with a hinge for removably attaching the door to the cover; the cover includes a side defining a curved depression for removably holding the hinge; a retraction mechanism including a rotatable spool having an axis, and... Agent: Headlogic LLC

20140185821 - Headset for a mobile electronic device: Electronic necklace—headset for mobile electronic device in the form of a neck loop or necklace and a pair of wired headphones, where the headphone cords attached in close proximity to the back of electronic necklace and additionally connected together in the suboccipital node, located in the position of the device... Agent:

20140185824 - Forming virtual microphone arrays using dual omnidirectional microphone array (doma): A dual omnidirectional microphone array noise suppression is described. Compared to conventional arrays and algorithms, which seek to reduce noise by nulling out noise sources, the array of an embodiment is used to form two distinct virtual directional microphones which are configured to have very similar noise responses and very... Agent:

20140185825 - Forming virtual microphone arrays using dual omnidirectional microphone array (doma): A dual omnidirectional microphone array noise suppression is described. Compared to conventional arrays and algorithms, which seek to reduce noise by nulling out noise sources, the array of an embodiment is used to form two distinct virtual directional microphones which are configured to have very similar noise responses and very... Agent:

20140185823 - Immersive 3d sound space for searching audio: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for generating an immersive three-dimensional sound space for searching audio. The system generates a three-dimensional sound space having a plurality of sound sources playing at a same time, wherein each of the plurality of sound sources is assigned a respective location in the three-dimensional... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20140185826 - Noise suppression apparatus and control method thereof: A noise suppression apparatus selectively uses an adaptive beamformer and fixed beamformer for each frequency. A direction of a null of the fixed beamformer is determined from a direction of a null automatically formed by the adaptive beamformer. Filter coefficients of the adaptive beamformer based on an output power minimization... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185827 - Noise suppression apparatus and control method thereof: A noise suppression apparatus using spectral subtraction is provided. A noise estimation unit estimates noise components included in a mixed signal. A fundamental frequency of the mixed signal is detected. A subtraction factor in the spectral subtraction is set based on the detected fundamental frequency. The spectral subtraction for the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185828 - Ambient audio injection: An exemplary system comprises a device including a memory with an audio injection application installed thereon. The application comprises an equalizer module that analyzes sound characteristics of individual digital audio samples including a discrete signal, a selector module that applies a selection heuristic to select the discrete signal from the... Agent: Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless)

20140185829 - In-line signal processor: The present invention provides for a communications cable for processing an input signal. Specifically, the present invention includes a communication cable having an input connector structured to receive an input signal, an audio enhancement module configured to process the input signal using a plurality of processing components in order to... Agent:

20140185832 - Assembly with an analog data processing unit and method of using same: An assembly includes an analog signal processing unit. An analog signal path and an amplifier an automatic gain control unit are coupled to the signal path. Further to the output of the amplified analog signal, a gain information is provided as an analog or digital signal at a gain information... Agent: Epcos Ag

20140185833 - Audio processing apparatus and method: There is provided an audio processing apparatus. An obtaining unit obtains an audio signal. A first audio level controller gives a first gain to the audio signal obtained by the obtaining unit. A second audio level controller gives a second gain to the audio signal output from the first audio... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185830 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for audio backtracking control: Example methods, systems, and apparatus for audio backtracking control are provided. An example method includes comparing an audio input value associated with an audio input to a threshold. The audio input is to be synchronized with an audio backtrack. The example method includes suppressing an output of the audio backtrack... Agent:

20140185831 - Volume control method and system: In a volume control method applied to an audio processing system, firstly, a digital audio stream including a plurality of digital audio packets is received from a transmitter. It is determined whether an excitation signal is detected. The digital audio packets are sampled within a predetermined sampled period according to... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140185834 - Volume control apparatus: An apparatus comprising a force sensor configured to determine a force exerted on the apparatus; and a volume controller configured to control a volume of an audio output dependent on the force.... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140185835 - One-bit digital-to-analog converter offset cancellation: There is described Audio driver circuit comprising a main, 1-bit digital-to-analog converter, adapted to receive a 1-bit oversampled digital audio signal. Thanks to an auxiliary digital-to-analog converter which converts into the analog domain a digital offset compensation value stored in e.g. an OTP memory register 34, and to a summing... Agent: St-ericsson Sa

20140185836 - Pulse width modulator and switching amplifier: A pulse width modulation signal with a less distortion component that is not influenced by a common-mode noise or an offset voltage is generated. Pulse signal generation circuits 6, 7 generate pulse signals S1, S2 whose pulse widths are discharge times t1, t2 of integrators 3, 4, respectively, a PWM... Agent: Onkyo Corporation

20140185837 - Bone conduction speaker and bone conduction headphone device: When sound signals are input to a vibration driver through signal wires, the vibration driver converts the sound signals into mechanical vibrations. A second elastic member transmits the mechanical vibrations of the vibration driver to a user. On the other hand, air vibrations are generated by the vibration driver in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140185838 - Coaxial passive radiation monomer: A coaxial passive radiation monomer apparatus is disclosed. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, there is disclosed a dynamic speaker monomer combined with a passive radiator in a single unitary structure located in spatial proximity with respect to one another to thereby and further comprising an elastic... Agent: Plastoform Industries Limited

20140185839 - Suspension structure of multi-functional type vibration actuator: Provided is a multi-functional type vibration actuator capable of stabilizing a vibration characteristic and improving variation in a resonance frequency by matching vibration waveforms when increasing/reducing an input signal frequency, by using a frame-shaped suspension of a polygonal shape. A spring characteristic of the frame-shaped suspension may be improved by... Agent: Namiki Seimitsu Houseki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185840 - Thermoacoustic device: A thermoacoustic device comprise a substrate, a number of thermoacoustic units on the substrate, a number of switches, a driving integrated circuit, a scanning integrated circuit, and a common electrode. The switches are electrically connected to the thermoacoustic units. Each of the switches is electrically connected in series between the... Agent:

20140185841 - Thermoacoustic device: A thermoacoustic device includes a first substrate, a sound wave generator, a first electrode, a second electrode and a second substrate. A number of recesses are defined on a surface of the first substrate. The sound-producing parts of the wave generator are located on the surface and suspended over the... Agent:

20140185843 - Audio equipment installation information providing system and method, personalized audio providing server: Provided are a system and method for providing installation information about audio equipment capable of analyzing audio information and producing sound field effect using a smart phone carried by a music listener. A user may receive his or her preferred audio service anywhere at any time by storing and subsequently... Agent: Korea Electronics Technology Institute

20140185842 - Display apparatus and sound control method thereof: A display apparatus connectable to a plurality of external sound output devices and a sound control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a wireless communication section which wirelessly communicates with a plurality of external sound output devices; a sound signal processor which processes a sound signal; a first sound output... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185844 - Method for processing an audio signal for improved restitution: The present invention relates to a method for processing an original audio signal of N.x channels, N being greater than 1 and x being greater than or equal to 0, comprising a step of multichannel processing of said input audio signal by a multichannel convolution with a predefined imprint, said... Agent:

20140185846 - Hearing aid with improved localization: A hearing aid includes: a cue filter having an input that is provided with an output from the BTE sound input transducer; an adaptive feedback canceller configured to provide an output modelling a feedback path between the output transducer and the BTE sound input transducer, wherein the output modelling the... Agent: Gn Resound A/s

20140185847 - Hearing aid with improved localization: h

20140185845 - Spectacle hearing device system: A spectacle hearing device system includes: a first hearing instrument, the first hearing instrument having a first wireless hearing instrument transceiver and a first acoustic output transducer; a pair of spectacles, the pair of spectacles comprising a first wireless spectacle transceiver, and a first plurality of microphones, the first plurality... Agent: Gn Resound A/s

20140185848 - Dipole antenna for a hearing aid: A hearing aid includes: a hearing aid housing; a microphone coupled to the hearing aid housing for reception of sound and conversion of the received sound into a corresponding first audio signal; a signal processor in the hearing aid housing for processing the first audio signal into a second audio... Agent:

20140185849 - Hearing aid with improved localization: A hearing aid includes: a feedback monitor connected to the adaptive feedback canceller and configured to monitor a state of feedback and having an output providing an indication of the state of feedback; and a cue controller connected to the feedback monitor and the at least one adaptive cue filter,... Agent: Gn Resound A/s

20140185850 - Method and apparatus for tonal enhancement in hearing aid: An audio processing circuit tracks tonal components in an audio stream and enhances them by synthesizing matching tones, processing the matched tones, and mixing them in with the audio stream. A hearing assistance device, for example a hearing aid, includes such an audio processing circuit for enhancing the pitched or... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140185851 - Hearing aid device: A hearing aid device comprising a receiver unit arranged in a compartment in a shell, wherein the shell comprises a venting passage between first and second opposite faces of the shell to provide air passage from one side of the shell to another, and wherein the shell comprises an opening... Agent: Sonion Nederland Bv

20140185852 - Audio channel mapping in a portable electronic device: A portable electronic device is provided having an audio subsystem with a plurality of audio devices, each of which is coupled to a logic subsystem via its own audio path. The portable electronic device may also include a display configured to present visual content, with the display being fixed in... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140185853 - Waterproof microphone device: This waterproof microphone device includes a plurality of microphones, a housing, and a plurality of air-impermeable cover members. The plurality of microphones pick up sound wave and output an audio signal. The housing individually houses the plurality of microphones. The housing includes a plurality of holes. The hole guides sound... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140185854 - Acoustic horn arrangement: An acoustic horn arrangement including an acoustic horn, a first sound driver operable to drive the acoustic horn and a second sound driver further operable to drive the acoustic horn. The acoustic horn arrangement also including an interface region where sound from the second sound driver transfers into the acoustic... Agent: Krix Loudspeakers Pty Ltd

20140185855 - Headphone device: A headphone device includes a first audio output module, a second audio output module, and a head module connected between the first and second audio output modules that are located at both ends of the head module respectively. The head module stays bent when in use and stays straight when... Agent: Giga-byte Technology Co., Ltd.

20140185856 - Lanyards for portable electronic devices: A lanyard assembly for securing a portable electronic device relative to a user. The lanyard assembly can include an I/O device, an electrical conductor, and a multi-ended portion. A cord can extend from the multi-ended portion to the I/O device and can form a loop that can be positioned around... Agent: Koss Corporation

20140185857 - Antenna, shielding and grounding: A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The portable computing device can include a single piece housing formed from a radio opaque material with a cover formed from a radio transparent material.... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140185858 - Loudspeaker: A loudspeaker includes a shell, a circuit arranged within the shell, a negative pin electrically connected with the circuit, a positive pin electrically connected with the circuit, a flexible printed circuit board, and two spaced copper pads electrically attached on the flexible printed circuit board. Each of the negative and... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140185859 - Magnetically biased electromagnet for audio applications: An electronic device having an enclosure having a top panel and a bottom panel. An electromagnet is mounted within the enclosure, the electromagnet having a core portion attached to the top panel and a coil connected to the core portion. An attractor plate is attached to the bottom panel, the... Agent: Apple Inc.

06/26/2014 > 60 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20140177843 - Method and system for reducing amplitude modulation (am) noise in am broadcast signals: A computer-implemented method for reducing a noise signal added to an amplitude modulated (AM) broadcast signal while travelling from a broadcasting antenna to a receiving antenna is provided. The method includes capturing a signal representative of the AM broadcast signal corrupted by the noise signal via the receiving antenna, inverting... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc

20140177844 - Method for visualizing the directional sound activity of a multichannel audio signal: c

20140177845 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for categorical spatial analysis-synthesis on spectrum of multichannel audio signals: A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided according to an example embodiment of the present invention in order to perform categorical analysis and synthesis of a multichannel signal to synthesize binaural signals and extract, separate, and manipulate components within the audio scene of the multichannel signal that... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140177846 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for recording three-dimensional audio and associated data: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems, methods, and apparatus for recording three-dimensional audio and associated data. In one embodiment, an apparatus can include a base, a stick operable to move in either an X-axis direction or a Y-axis direction with respect to the base, a pedal operable to mount... Agent: Strubwerks, LLC

20140177847 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for playback of three-dimensional audio: Embodiments of the disclosure can include systems, methods, and apparatus for playback of three-dimensional audio sound. In one embodiment, a system can include at least one input module operable to receive a mono audio signal. The system can also include at least one processing module operable to convert the mono... Agent: Strubwerks, LLC

20140177849 - Apparatus and method for encoding and decoding multi-channel signal: Provided are an encoding apparatus and a decoding apparatus of a multi-channel signal. The encoding apparatus of the multi-channel signal may process a phase parameter associated with phase information between a plurality of channels constituting the multi-channel signal, based on a characteristic of the multi-channel signal. The encoding apparatus may... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177848 - Method and an apparatus for processing an audio signal: A method for processing an audio signal at an audio decoder, the method including receiving a downmix signal, a residual signal, and object information; extracting a background-object signal and a foreground-object signal from the downmix signal using the residual signal and object information; receiving mix information including gain information for... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140177850 - Switch techniques for load sensing: Techniques for sensing the resistance of a load. In an aspect, a sense resistor is provided in series with the load. Each terminal of the sense resistor is alternately coupled via switches to a sense amplifier. A second input of the sense resistor is coupled to a terminal of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140177851 - Sound signal processing apparatus, microphone apparatus, sound signal processing method, and program: A sound signal processing apparatus includes a sliding operation detecting section to which a sound signal collected by a microphone is inputted, and which determines start and end of a sliding operation by a determination process using a sliding sound signal component in the inputted sound signal, the sliding sound... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177852 - Device for measuring sound waves emitted by sound-emitting device: A sound-measuring device for measuring average amplitude of sound waves of a sound-emitting device is provided. The sound-measuring device includes an integration circuit, a laser diode, a driver configured to drive the laser diode to emit a laser beam, a storage unit, a light sensing unit, a first optical fiber... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140177853 - Sound processing device, sound processing method, and program: There is provided a sound processing device including a background noise estimation unit configured to estimate a background noise of an input signal, a noise suppression unit configured to suppress the background noise of the input signal based on a result obtained by estimating the background noise, a feature quantity... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177854 - Systems and methods of frequency response correction for consumer electronic devices: Frequency response correction systems and methods for consumer electronic (CE) devices are disclosed. Applying one or more of disclosed techniques can improve a consumer's listening experience. The frequency response of a CE device can be corrected to remove or attenuate salient, undesirable features of with minimal user interaction. Audio quality... Agent: Dts LLC

20140177855 - Method and apparatus for signal reception using dynamically selectable modes: A communication system reduces power consumption of a radio receiver and/or ensures quality of signal transmission by using various modes of receiver operation. In one embodiment, the communication system is part of a hearing assistance system with a hearing aid including the radio receiver. In one embodiment, a mode of... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177857 - Method of processing a signal in a hearing instrument, and hearing instrument: A method of processing a signal in a hearing instrument includes the steps of calculating a coherence between two microphone signals or microphone combination signals having different directional characteristics, determining an attenuation from the coherence, and applying the attenuation to the signal.... Agent: Phonak Ag

20140177856 - Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method: According to one embodiment, a first processing module adds, to a first queue, output sound data output from a first task, with a time stamp attached thereto. A second processing module adds, to a second queue, input sound data received from a microphone, with a time stamp attached thereto. A... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140177860 - Dual omnidirectional microphone array (doma): A dual omnidirectional microphone array noise suppression is described. Compared to conventional arrays and algorithms, which seek to reduce noise by nulling out noise sources, the array of an embodiment is used to form two distinct virtual directional microphones which are configured to have very similar noise responses and very... Agent:

20140177858 - Echo suppression: Method, user device and computer program product for suppressing echo. An audio signal is output from a speaker. A microphone receives an audio signal, wherein the received audio signal includes an echo resulting from said outputted audio signal. A Finite Impulse Response filter estimate ĥ(t) is dynamically adapted in the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140177859 - Echo suppression: Method, user device and computer program product for suppressing echo. An audio signal is outputted from a speaker. A microphone receives an audio signal which includes echo resulting from said outputted audio signal. An echo path of the echo is modelled using a plurality of models. A first of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140177862 - Assembly and a method of determining a change in capacitance: An assembly and a method for determining a change in capacitance in a cable, such as a change caused by a deformation of the cable. The deformation may be caused by a deforming element attached to the cable and slideable along the cable. The deforming element may be adapted to... Agent: Gn Store Nord A/s

20140177861 - Electronic apparatus, connector, earphone, method of connecting peripheral device of electronic apparatus and method of connecting earphone: An electronic apparatus includes a common interface capable of being connected to the connector, a plurality of port modules, a switching unit configured to connect one of the plurality of port modules to the common interface, a wireless reader configured to receive interface information of the connector through a local... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177863 - Magnetic field antenna: A magnetic field antenna that provides high efficiency and a compact form factor. Electromagnetic shielding of electrical components used in the antenna is provided, and one embodiment of the invention is a wireless battery-free communications earplug.... Agent: Red Tail Hawk Corporation

20140177864 - Techniques for audio synchronization: Techniques for audio synchronization are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and an audio synchronization module, and the audio synchronization module may be operable by the processor circuit to receive audio information comprising a first network time index defined with respect to a... Agent:

20140177865 - Audio unit mountable in personal watercraft: An audio unit mountable in a personal watercraft, comprises a speaker, an automated adjustment device for automatically adjusting a volume of a sound emitted from the speaker such that the volume of the sound becomes an automated sound volume value corresponding to an engine speed or a watercraft speed, and... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177866 - System for simulated multi-gear vehicle sound generation: A vehicle sound generator system is configured to generate a signal configured to drive one or more speakers produce sound waves simulating sounds associated with a desired engine type. The signal is based on one or more operating conditions of a vehicle. The vehicle sound generator system is configured to... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated

20140177867 - Sound capture system: A sound capture system is disclosed that includes an open-sphere microphone array where at least four omnidirectional microphones providing at least four output signals are disposed around a point of symmetry and an evaluation circuit that is connected to the at least four microphones disposed around the point of symmetry... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

20140177868 - Audio processing device comprising artifact reduction: An audio processing device comprises a forward path comprising an input unit for delivering a time varying electric input signal representing an audio signal, the electric input signal comprising a target signal part and a noise signal part, a signal processing unit for processing said electric input signal and providing... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140177869 - Adaptive phase discovery: In an adaptive phase discovery system a first audio signal is received via a first microphone and a second signal is received via a second microphone. Corresponding audio frames of the first and second signals are each transformed into the frequency domain and a plurality of frequency sub-bands are generated.... Agent: Qnx Software Systems Limited

20140177870 - System and method for digital signal processing: The present invention provides methods and systems for digitally processing audio signals in broadcasting and/or transmission applications. In particular, the present invention includes a pre-transmission processing module which is structured and configured to generate a partially processed signal. A transmitter is then structured to transmit or broadcast the partially processed... Agent:

20140177871 - Systems and methods of frequency response correction for consumer electronic devices: Frequency response correction systems and methods for consumer electronic (CE) devices are disclosed. Applying one or more of disclosed techniques can improve a consumer's listening experience. The frequency response of a CE device can be corrected to remove or attenuate salient, undesirable features of with minimal user interaction. Audio quality... Agent: Dts LLC

20140177872 - Frequency characteristics determination device: A frequency characteristics determination device that can prevent generation of a frequency response curve having an unnatural shape is provided. A CPU 11 sets pass points Pi and Pi+1 through which the frequency response curve of an audio signal should pass. Pi+1 of a frequency Xpi+1 which is higher than... Agent: Onkyo Corporation

20140177873 - Portable electronic device with combination button for power and volume and operating method: A portable electronic device includes a combination button and a gravity sensor. The gravity sensor detects gravity variation of the portable electronic device. When the combination button is pressed for a first predetermined time, the gravity sensor begins. When the combination button is pressed within a second predetermined time and... Agent: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140177874 - Digital microphone with frequency booster: A digital microphone, the microphone includes a microelectromechanical (MEMS) component and a frequency boost component. The MEMS component is configured to convert. sound into an electrical signal. The frequency boost component is configured to receive the electrical signal and ultrasonically boost the electrical signal to create a frequency response. The... Agent: Knowles Electronics, LLC

20140177876 - Audio amplifier performance while maintaining usb compliance and power down protection: An apparatus comprises a first audio amplifier circuit configured to provide an analog audio signal and an analog switch circuit including a first input configured to receive the analog audio signal, a second input configured to receive a first digital data signal, and a first output configured to provide one... Agent: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

20140177875 - Method and apparatus for switching between a directly connected an a networked audio source: A system is described for maintaining synchrony of operations among a plurality of devices that have independent clocking arrangements. The system includes a task distribution device that distributes tasks to a synchrony group comprising a plurality of devices that are to perform the tasks distributed by the task distribution device... Agent: Sonos, Inc.

20140177877 - Watch having microphone: A watch includes a main body and a sound input body. The sound input body includes a microphone, a signal transmitting coil unit, a power receiving coil unit, and a power receiving unit. The main body includes an interface unit, a signal receiving coil unit coupling the signal transmitting coil... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140177878 - Interface switching system and method for switching operation mode: The present invention discloses an interface switching system including an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes an audio socket, a first set of interface lines, a set of audio interface lines, a first switching device, an interface socket and a processor. The audio socket is arranged to be coupled... Agent: Wistron Corp.

20140177879 - Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations: Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a tooth or teeth are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such an oral appliance may be a custom-made... Agent: Sonitus Medical, Inc.

20140177880 - Systems and methods for intra-oral based communications: Systems and methods are disclosed for capturing sound for communication by mounting one or more intra-oral microphones to capture sound; and mounting a mouth wearable communicator in the oral cavity to communicate sound with a remote unit.... Agent: Sonitus Medical, Inc.

20140177881 - Device with a controlled displacement membrane: Membrane device comprising a support (4), a membrane suspended on the support (4), a first actuator (6) in contact with the membrane designed to apply a force on the membrane, a second actuator (10) in contact with the membrane designed to apply a force on the membrane, means of determining... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140177882 - Apparatus and a method for controlling a sound field: A first filter coefficient and a second filter coefficient are calculated by using spatial transfer characteristics from a first speaker and a second speaker to a first control point and a second control point, and a first sound increase ratio na at the first control point and a second sound... Agent:

20140177883 - Total angle 360-angled loudspeaker cabinet enclosure designing technology: The present invention provides angled loudspeaker cabinet enclosures utilized for sound reproduction. The invention mainly comprises a setup of loudspeaker cabinet enclosures which include front, centre and rear loudspeaker cabinet enclosure in various embodiments wherein the font surfaces of the speaker units are inclined to wherein the sound waves emanating... Agent:

20140177884 - Personalized modular headphone system and method: A modular headphone system and method of assembling a pair of headphones to satisfy individual personal fashion, comfort and performance preferences. The inventive headphone system is comprised of a plurality of modular interchangeable headphone components, each component being interchangeable and having a plurality of unique fashion, comfort or quality grade... Agent: Polk Audio, Inc.

20140177885 - Wireless system for hearing communication devices providing wireless stereo reception modes: The present subject matter relates to the wireless stereo reception of first and second audio information by wireless hearing communication devices. One type of device which may employ the present subject matter is a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid. Various forms and protocols of signal transmission are... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177886 - Method and apparatus for hearing aid location: A hearing aid includes electronics, a physically manipulable member, and a receiver. The receiver is configured to output sound in a first mode at a first decibel level and in a second mode at a second decibel level higher than the first decibel level. The first mode is based on... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177887 - Method for extending a frequency range of an input signal of a hearing device as well as a hearing device: The present invention is directed to a method and a hearing device for extending a usable frequency range of an analog input signal (i) being processed by a hearing device, the method comprising the steps of converting the analog input signal (i) to a first output signal (o1) and to... Agent: Phonak Ag

20140177888 - Environment detection and adaptation in hearing assistance devices: Method and apparatus for environment detection and adaptation in hearing assistance devices. Performance of feature extraction and environment detection to perform adaptation to hearing assistance device operation for a number of hearing assistance environments. The system detecting various noise sources independent of speech. The system determining adaptive actions to take... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177889 - Hearing aid with adaptive noise reduction and method: A method of noise reduction of low-level input signals in a hearing aid involves applying compression to the input signal using a first compression ratio if a detected measure of amplitude modulation in the input signal is below a selected modulation level, and using a second compression ratio if the... Agent: Widex A/s

20140177890 - Frequency based feedback control: Disclosed herein is a feedback reduction system for used in a hearing prosthesis. The hearing prosthesis will receive an input signal, process the input signal, and create a transformed output. However, the hearing prosthesis may suffer from feedback. Thus, a system to minimize the feedback in a hearing prosthesis may... Agent:

20140177891 - Separate inner and outer hair cell loss compensation: A method and device for compensating sensorineural hearing loss in a manner that allows dysfunction of the inner and outer hair cells to be separately compensated is described. The disclosed techniques involve providing separately adjustable compression pathways for the received sound.... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177892 - Ric assembly with thuras tube: A hearing aid assembly comprising a receiver comprising a front chamber and a back chamber being acoustically coupled to respective front and back chamber openings, and acoustical guiding means for guiding air from at least one of the front and back chamber openings to an air mixing zone for mixing... Agent: Sonion Nederland B.v.

20140177893 - Battery door and hearing device: A battery door for a hearing device includes: a body having a bottom part and a sidewall, the bottom part having a first bottom surface and the sidewall having a first wall surface, the first wall surface comprising contact points for supporting a battery with a battery radius, wherein the... Agent:

20140177894 - Sound environment classification by coordinated sensing using hearing assistance devices: Techniques are disclosed for classifying a sound environment for hearing assistance devices using redundant estimates of an acoustical environment from two hearing assistance devices and accessory devices. In one example, a method for operating a hearing assistance device includes sensing an environmental sound, determining a first classification of the environmental... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140177895 - Audio and display system: An audio and display system comprising a housing having an interior region, at least one audio speaker positioned within the interior region, and a display coupled to the housing. The display includes a frame coupled to the housing, the frame having a plurality of mounting members, wherein at least two... Agent:

20140177896 - Audio and display system: An audio and display system comprising a housing having an interior region, at least one audio speaker positioned within the interior region, and a display coupled to the housing. The display includes a frame coupled to the housing, the frame having a plurality of mounting members, wherein at least two... Agent:

20140177897 - Headphone speaker sanitary cover for preventing contamination and infectious diseases due to sebum and sweat: Disclosed are a speaker sanitary cover for preventing a speaker cover from being contaminated due to sebum and sweat naturally produced from skin of the body and preventing various bacterial or vial infectious diseases from being transmitted from a contaminated cover when headphones according to a related art are worn.... Agent:

20140177898 - Earpuff: An earpuff is provided. The earpuff is a one-piece structure having a first end, a second end and an inner passage therebetween. The inner passage has a first segment and a second segment. The first segment has a plurality of interior contours. The interior contours are configured to align with... Agent: Taida Company, LLC

20140177899 - Wireless communications headset system employing a loop transmitter that fits around the pinna: A wireless communications headset system for double hearing protection systems that eliminates the problems associated with typical wireless communications systems. The system employs a magnetic-field coupled wireless link from a loop transmitter to a magnetic field receiver. Current through the transmitter wire loops generates magnetic flux which passes through a... Agent: Red Tail Hawk Corporation

20140177900 - Audio equipped fan: An audio equipped fan is disclosed having a housing defining an inner cavity, a motor disposed at least partially in the inner cavity of the housing and having an output shaft extending therefrom that is rotatable by the motor, a fan connected to the output shaft of the motor and... Agent: Homewerks Worldwide, LLC

20140177901 - Audio equipped fan: An audio equipped fan is disclosed having a housing defining an inner cavity, a motor disposed at least partially in the inner cavity of the housing and having an output shaft extending therefrom that is rotatable by the motor, a fan connected to the output shaft of the motor and... Agent: Homewerks Worldwide, LLC

20140177902 - Electronic device having loudspeaker module: An electronic device includes a housing, a mounting sheet, a circuit board mounted to the housing and the mounting sheet, and a loudspeaker module mounted on the mounting sheet. The housing defines a first receiving chamber and a second receiving chamber communicating with the first receiving chamber at one end... Agent: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.

06/19/2014 > 48 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140169568 - Correlation based filter adaptation: Example apparatus and methods concern performing stereo acoustic echo cancellation using a correlation based filter adaptation control approach and without using stereo de-correlation. An embodiment includes a stereo adaptive filter that produces an echo removed microphone signal from received audio signals. The embodiment includes a mono adaptive filter that produces... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169569 - Device discovery and constellation selection: There is described discovery of a plurality of audio devices, and for the discovered audio devices are determined relative positions thereof and distances therebetween. The determined relative positions and distances are used to select a constellation of audio devices from the discovered plurality. This constellation is selected for playing or... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140169570 - Spatial enhancement mode for hearing aids: Described herein are techniques for artificially enhancing spaciousness in a hearing aid to improve the music listening experience. Such spatial enhancement is produced by doing signal processing in the hearing aid that mimics the acoustic effects of well-designed concert halls. The same techniques can also be applied to improving the... Agent:

20140169571 - Direct measurement of an input signal to a loudspeaker to determine and limit a temperature of a voice coil of the loudspeaker: Aspects of the disclosure pertain to a system and method for providing temperature limiting for a voice coil of a speaker. The system and method provide the aforementioned temperature limiting based upon monitoring (e.g., measurement) of an amplifier output signal provided to the speaker. Providing the aforementioned temperature limiting promotes... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20140169572 - Methods, apparatus and systems for individualizing audio, music and speech adaptively, intelligently and interactively: The present invention discloses methods, apparatus and systems for individualizing music, audio and speech adaptively, intelligently and interactively according to a listener's personal hearing ability, unique hearing preference, characteristic feedback, and real-time surrounding environment.... Agent:

20140169573 - Audio format: Mechanisms for obtaining an audio signal and information relating to the recording conditions of the audio signal are provided, the method comprising: obtaining an audio signal, wherein the audio signal is a voltage signal representation of sound, the voltage signal having been converted from a pressure signal; obtaining first information... Agent: Queen Mary And Westfield College, University Of London

20140169574 - Hearing device considering external environment of user and control method of hearing device: A hearing device and a method of the hearing aid are provided considering an external environment surrounding a user. The hearing device includes an external environment determination unit, an inquiry unit, and a parameter set unit. The external environment determination unit is configured to determine an external environment surrounding a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140169575 - Estimation of reverberation decay related applications: A method for continuously estimating reverberation decay comprising receiving a sequence of audio data samples. Determining whether a plateau is present in the sequence of audio data samples. Generating one or more reverberation parameters from the sequence of audio data samples if it is determined that the plateau is present.... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc.

20140169577 - Drive circuit: As one embodiment of the present invention, provided is a drive circuit to which a three-value signal including a value representing zero is input, and that outputs two two-value signals that drive two drive elements such that the difference between values representing the two two-value signals corresponds to a value... Agent: Trigence Semiconductor, Inc.

20140169576 - Spatial interference suppression using dual-microphone arrays: Systems, processes, devices, apparatuses, algorithms and computer readable medium for suppressing spatial interference using a dual microphone array for receiving, from a first microphone and a second microphone that are separated by a predefined distance, and that are configured to receive source signals, respective first and second microphone signals based... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20140169578 - Device for influencing passenger compartment noise: A device is provided for influencing the passenger compartment noise in a motor vehicle includes, but is not limited to a noise signal generator for generating an offsetting noise signal, which includes, but is not limited to a control input for receiving a control signal that is representative of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140169580 - Broadband active quiet pillow: An active noise cancellation system is provided in a head support to cancel noise for a supine user, lying on a bed.... Agent:

20140169579 - Hybrid adaptive headphone: An adaptive noise-cancelling headphone including an earcup housing having a driver for outputting sound to a user positioned therein. The headphone further including an active noise control assembly. The active noise control assembly may include an ambient microphone capable of detecting an ambient noise outside of the housing and an... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140169581 - Audio signal processing device, imaging device, audio signal processing method, program, and recording medium: There is provided an audio signal processing device including a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract, from an audio signal obtained by a sound collection unit, a feature amount that indicates a pulsed operation sound generated from a sound generation unit provided in a same housing as the sound... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140169583 - Dual-frequency coaxial earphone: A dual-frequency coaxial earphone includes an earphone housing, a moving coil loudspeaker unit and a balanced armature loudspeaker unit. The earphone housing has a receiving space and an acoustic output orifice. The receiving space communicates with the acoustic output orifice. The moving coil loudspeaker unit is assembled in the receiving... Agent: Jetvox Acoustic Corp.

20140169584 - Headphone device: A headphone comprises a speaker. The rear volume of the speaker is coupled to a mixing volume, the front volume of the speaker is coupled to the mixing volume, and the mixing volume is coupled to the exterior. The acoustic impedances resulting from the rear volume, the front volume, the... Agent: Wolfson Microelectronics PLC

20140169582 - User interface for intelligent headset: Systems and methods for a mobile communication device are disclosed. A communications headset including a voice prompt unit for outputting an audio prompt through a headset speaker. A user interface is disposed on the headset housing and capable of receiving a user action associated with a next command, previous command,... Agent: Plantronics, Inc.

20140169585 - Acoustically actuated mechanical valve for acoustic transducer protection: A portable electronic device including an outer case having a wall in which a transducer-associated acoustic hole is formed. An inner case may be positioned inside the outer case. The inner case can include an acoustic port that opens to the transducer-associated acoustic hole and a relief port that opens... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140169586 - Audio signal adapter device: An audio signal adapter device is provided. The audio signal adapter device comprises an input interface, an output interface, a boosting unit, a rectifying unit and a filtering unit. The input interface comprises an audio pin configured to receive an audio signal and to output the audio signal to the... Agent:

20140169587 - Electronic device and method for adjusting volume levels of audio signal outputted by the electronic device: An electronic device includes an audio sensor, an audio output unit, a pulse width modulation (PWM) unit connected to the audio output unit, and a control chip. When the audio output unit outputs the audio signal, the audio sensor detects a volume level of the environment sound. The control chip... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140169589 - Amplifier apparatus with controlled negative output impedance: An audio amplifier apparatus includes an audio amplifier which receives a single audio signal and produces a plus phase audio signal and a minus phase audio signal, both dependent upon the single audio signal. The plus phase audio signal and minus phase audio signal are received by first and second... Agent: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corpor

20140169588 - Boosted differential class h amplifier: A differential audio amplifier system and a related system to generate an output signal free or with only very limited clipping are disclosed. It provides a solution to solve the problem of limited electrical speaker amplifier output power available (e.g. inside battery driver applications). A differential speaker amplifier has positive... Agent: Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh

20140169591 - Digital switching signal sequence for switching purposes, apparatus for including said digital switching signal sequence in a digital audio information signal, and apparatus for receiving the information signal provided with the switching signal sequence: A digital switching signal sequence is realized as a previously digitized, high-pass filtered white noise signal of a predetermined length T, with a high-pass cut-off frequency which lies above the frequency where the loudness threshold characteristic in silence of the human hearing has its highest sensitivity, if possible. The switching... Agent: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh

20140169590 - System for blending signals: A time modification system is disclosed. The time modification module includes a delay module for receiving an input signal comprising a series of digital samples at an input sample rate. The delay module provides a delayed output signal. The time modification module further includes a duration modification module for receiving... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140169592 - Actuator systems for oral-based appliances: Actuator systems for oral-based appliances utilizing transducers which are attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a dental or oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such oral appliances may be a custom-made device which receives incoming sounds and transmits the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element.... Agent: Sonitus Medical, Inc.

20140169593 - High-output microspeaker: The present invention relates to a high-output microspeaker, and more particularly, to a high-output microspeaker which includes a damper for preventing lateral vibrations of a diaphragm. The present invention discloses a high-output microspeaker, comprising: a frame; a protector; a yoke assembly coupled to the frame and including a magnet; a... Agent: Em-tech. Co., Ltd.

20140169594 - Mems component for generating pressure pulses: A MEMS component for generating pressure pulses is provided, its micromechanical structure including at least three function levels: a first function level in which at least one stationary trench structure is implemented, a second function level, which is implemented above the first function level and includes at least one triggerable... Agent:

20140169595 - Sound reproduction control apparatus: A first loudspeaker group driven by a first sound reproduction signal, radiates a plurality of first sounds, and generates a first sound image synthesized from the plurality of first sounds. A second loudspeaker group driven by a second sound reproduction signal, radiates a plurality of second sounds, and generates a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140169596 - Configurable hearing instrument: A system for operating a hearing instrument is disclosed. The system comprises one or more electrodes for measuring the brain wave signals of a user wearing a hearing instrument. The electrodes are placed on the scalp of the user. Based on the measured brain wave signals, a detecting unit is... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140169597 - Hearing instrument and method of identifying an output transducer of a hearing instrument: A method for identifying an output transducer of a hearing instrument is disclosed. The method includes applying a pseudo-random signal to the output transducer, receiving a response signal indicative of the impedance of the output transducer, computing a cross-correlation of the response signal and the pseudo-random signal, computing a Fourier... Agent: Bernafon Ag

20140169599 - Ear to ear communication using bluetooth low energy transport: Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable media which allows for hearing instruments to be in a piconet with each other while being connectable as a slave to another device such as a smart phone when it comes within range. In some examples to accomplish this, one... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140169598 - Micromachined ultrasonic transducer switch for hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, are apparatus and methods for micromachined ultrasonic transducer switches for hearing assistance devices. In various embodiments, a hearing assistance device includes a housing, hearing assistance electronics within the housing, and a micromachined ultrasonic transducer connected to the hearing assistance electronics. The micromachined ultrasonic transducer is... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140169600 - Frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices. The present subject matter relates to improved speech intelligibility in a hearing assistance device using frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping. The system described herein implements an algorithm for... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140169601 - Hearing instrument: An audio system includes a headset and a portable computing device. The headset includes a first speaker and a first microphone, a second speaker, a second microphone and a processing unit. The first microphone and the second microphone output a first signal and a second signal, respectively. The processing unit... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140169602 - Speech processor cases: Apparatus and methods for converting one type of speech processor unit into another type of speech processor unit.... Agent: Advanced Bionics Ag

20140169603 - Hearing assistance device vent valve: Techniques are disclosed for actuating a valve of a hearing assistance device. In one example, a hearing assistance device comprises a device housing defining a vent structure, a vent valve positioned within the vent, the vent valve having first and second states. The vent valve comprises a magnet, a disk... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20140169604 - Hearing aid with antenna for reception and transmission of electromagnetic signals: The invention regards a communication device which is adapted for placement in a users ear. The communication device comprises a shell part enclosing an input transducer for receiving an input signal, a signal processing device and an output N transducer for providing a signal perceivable as sound, a battery located... Agent: Oticon A/s

20140169606 - Protective speaker cover: A protective speaker cover includes a main body and a securing mechanism for releasably securing the protective cover to an audio speaker grille. The main body includes a faceplate having sidewalls extending from an outer perimeter edge of the faceplate and being sized to cover the speaker grille surrounding the... Agent:

20140169605 - Wireless audio coupler and amplifier for mobile phone, tablet device, mp3 player and the like: An electronic amplifier device amplifies magnetic audio signals emanating from a portable electronic device placed thereon. The electronic amplifier device includes a housing having a designated area for placement of the portable electronic device thereon, an amplifier circuit, and at least one loudspeaker electrically coupled to the amplifier circuit. A... Agent: Voxx International Corporation

20140169607 - Integrated microphone package: An apparatus has a packaged microphone with a base and a lid that at least in part form an interior chamber containing a microphone die. The base has a bottom surface with an electrical interface and a base aperture. The apparatus also has a device housing having an internal surface,... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20140169608 - Microphone actuator: The present invention relates to a microphone actuator for fitting a microphone through the upper surface of a table such as that used in a boardroom. The microphone actuator comprises a stepper motor (2), coupled to a gear (4, 6, 8, 14) which is arranged to cause extension and/or retraction... Agent: Clockaudio Limited

20140169609 - Communication eyewear assembly with zone of safety capability: A communication eyewear assembly is configured to identify a zone of safety about a wearer and to notify the wearer and/or others of same. A frame assembly is worn to maintain at least one transparent eye panel in front of the wearer's eyes. A processor coupled to the frame assembly... Agent:

20140169611 - Headphones with cord management system: An in-ear headphone system with cord management system. The system provide for conjugation of each headphone to provide a spool for winding and securing the cord about the spool.... Agent: Dei Headquarters, Inc.

20140169610 - Headphones with reduced tangling and methods: A headphone having reduced tendency to tangle comprises an input portion for receiving electrical signals from an output device, an output portion for providing audio signals to a user in response to the electrical signals, a plurality of wires coupled to the input portion and the output portion for providing... Agent:

20140169612 - Multifunction mouth mask: A multifunction mouth mask includes a mask body having two elastic cords respectively connected with two lateral ends of the mask body. A receiving space is opened on one side surface of the mask body. A sounding unit is received in the receiving space of the mask body. The sounding... Agent:

20140169613 - Speaker module: A speaker module includes a speaker, a bracket and a pair of conductive pins. The bracket holds the speaker. The pair of pins is arranged diagonally on the corners of the bracket and is configured for mounting to and electrically connecting the speaker with a PCB.... Agent:

20140169614 - Miniature suspension member: The present invention relates to a miniature suspension member for a miniature transducer, said miniature suspension member comprising first and second portions being connected by a flexible member at respective outer regions facing away from a centre of the suspension member, wherein the first portion, the second portion and the... Agent: Gettop Europe R&d Aps

20140169615 - Electromagnetic drive unit: An electromagnetic drive unit for a loudspeaker of the type where an air gap is arranged in a magnet system such that magnetic flux lines are substantially linear across the air gap, and that a voice coil is arranged in said air gap, wherein the magnet system comprises a central... Agent: Dali A/s

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