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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. 02/27/2014 > 40 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.
20140056431 - Sound field control apparatus and sound field control method: A sound field control apparatus appropriately presenting desired sound in a listening area and sufficiently reducing the sound in a nearby area without constraint on configuration arrangement includes: a listening compensation filter processing a signal from a sound source using a control characteristic and outputting the signal to a second... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140056429 - Spatialization using stereo decorrelation: A method for spatialization using stereo decorrelation. The method generates decorrelated left and right signals by filtering the left input channel using an all-pass filter with a first group delay and filtering the right input channel using an all-pass filter with a second group delay; the second group delay being... Agent: Quickfilter Technologies, LLC
20140056430 - System and method for reproducing wave field using sound bar: Disclosed is a system and method for reproducing a wave field that reproduces a wave field using a sound bar, the system including an input signal analyzer to divide an input signal into an audio signal for a plurality of channels, and identify a position of a loud speaker corresponding... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140056432 - Audio signal semantic concept classification method: A method for determining a semantic concept associated with an audio signal captured using an audio sensor. A data processor is used to automatically analyze the audio signal using a plurality of semantic concept detectors to determine corresponding preliminary semantic concept detection values, each semantic concept detector being adapted to... Agent:
20140056433 - Discovery of music artist and title by a smart phone provisioned to always listen: A smart phone application is configured to connect to the internal microphone to continuously monitor ambient audio picked up by the microphone by keeping the microphone always on in order to detect the presence of music. When a song is detected by audio analysis an acoustic fingerprint is created and... Agent:
20140056434 - Multitrack recorder: A multitrack recorder enables performance of easy identification as to whether a certain track is a monaural type or a stereo type, by means of level meters. The multitrack recorder can set tracks 3 and 4, among a plurality of tracks 1 through 4, to either a monaural type or... Agent: Teac Corporation
20140056435 - Noise estimation for use with noise reduction and echo cancellation in personal communication: A method comprises processing M subband communication signals and N target-cancelled signals in each subband with a set of beamformer coefficients to obtain an inverse target-cancelled covariance matrix of order N in each band; using a target absence signal to obtain an initial estimate of the noise power in a... Agent: Oticon A/s
20140056436 - Complex speaker system: A complex speaker system includes a conical speaker including a recessed section at a surface thereof and configured to receive a sound-playback signal and reproduce sound and a distributed mode speaker installed in the recessed section of the conical speaker and configured to share the sound-playback signal input into the... Agent:
20140056437 - Portable fitness monitoring systems, and applications thereof: Portable fitness monitoring systems, and applications thereof, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a portable fitness monitoring system includes a portable fitness monitoring device, a sensor in communication with the portable fitness monitoring device for sensing performance parameters during a physical activity conducted by the user and communicating performance parameter data... Agent: Adidas Ag
20140056438 - System for vehicle sound synthesis: A vehicle sound synthesis system may be configured to generate a vehicle sound signal tuned to an ambient condition in an area external to a vehicle. The system may detect the ambient condition, such as a weather condition, a time condition, a traffic condition, a location condition, or an ambient... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
20140056439 - Electronic device and method for selecting microphone by detecting voice signal strength: An electronic device and method thereof for selecting a mic by detecting voice signal strengths at respective microphones. The electronic device has first and second mics and is communicatively connected to a headset having a third mic. Voice signal strengths received at the respective first, second, and third mics are... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140056440 - Filtering for detection of limited-duration distortion: Processing a signal includes: receiving data that includes an input signal; filtering the input signal to generate a filtered signal, such that if the input signal includes at least one instance of a nonlinear distortion of a desired signal then the filtered signal includes a signature signal corresponding to the... Agent: Bose Corporation
20140056441 - Policy-based vehicle horn functions: Vehicle horn functions are implemented by a computer processor integral with a vehicle and logic executable by the computer processor. The logic derives a current value associated with a component defined by a policy, retrieves from a data file a volume setting mapped to the current value, and modifies operation... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140056444 - Amplifying device: An amplifying device is provided that reduces power consumption and quickly starts amplification of an audio signal of a channel to be used. A control section 17 inputs a control signal for instructing operation or standby into post-amplifying sections 11b and 12b, and inputs a control signal for instructing standby... Agent: Onkyo Corporation
20140056443 - Audio amplifier for portable devices: An audio amplifier for portable devices is provided, which includes a hollow or a solid shell body and an inner container receiving in the shell body, a large opening for sound transmission is defined on the front of the shell body, and a groove is disposed on the top of... Agent:
20140056442 - Switching mode amplifier operation: A switching mode amplifier and method. A voltage divider comprising two series connected reactive components produces, on a center line, a fraction of a voltage received on a first line and a second line. The switching structure produce a fraction of the power supply voltage to the first port or... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20140056445 - Micro-electroacoustic device: A micro-electroacoustic device includes a vibrating unit and a magnetic circuit unit supporting the diaphragm. The vibrating has a diaphragm and a voice coil driving the diaphragm to vibrate along a vibration direction. The magnetic circuit unit has a base board, a first magnetic conduction member disposed on the base... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056446 - Micro-speaker: A micro-speaker includes a vibrating unit including a diaphragm and a voice coil, and a magnetic circuit unit supporting the diaphragm. The diaphragm includes a position portion serving as an edge of the diaphragm. The magnetic circuit unit includes a base board, a first magnetic conduction member disposed at a... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056447 - Speaker: A speaker includes a vibrating unit, a gasket and a magnetic circuit unit. The vibrating unit includes a diaphragm, and a voice coil electrically connecting to the elastic plate. The gasket supporting the position portion of the diaphragm includes a number of slots serving as air leaking holes for communicating... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056448 - Magnetic shielding apparatus: An apparatus comprising: at least one magnetic shielding plate located between a transducer and an exterior of the apparatus with at least one conduit configured to permit sound to pass through the cover, wherein the at least one magnetic shielding plate is configured to form a trap for particles.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140056449 - Stacked piezoelectric speaker device: A stacked piezoelectric speaker device having a structure where a piezoelectric ceramic plate and an internal electrode plate are stacked, in which an inactive dummy electrode is disposed around an active internal electrode on the same layer to ensure uniform plastic shrinkage. The stacked piezoelectric speaker device has a structure... Agent: Wisol Co., Ltd.
20140056450 - Apparatus and method for psychoacoustic balancing of sound to accommodate for asymmetrical hearing loss: An apparatus and method for psychoacoustic balancing of sound to accommodate for asymmetrical hearing loss which may be advantageously provided as a slim, hand holdable, in-line device for use in conjunction with electronic audio equipment comprising one or more of a balance control, a master volume control for easy adjustment... Agent: Able Planet Inc.
20140056451 - Wireless sound transmission system and method: Method for providing sound to at least one user, involves supplying audio signals from an audio signal source to a transmission unit; compressing the audio signals to generate compressed audio data; transmitting compressed audio data from the transmission unit to at least one receiver unit; decompressing the compressed audio data... Agent:
20140056452 - Portable device with power management controls: A wearable device has a motion detector configured to detect motion of the device and produce a motion signal relating to motion of the device, a contact sensor configured to detect if the device is in contact with an object and produce a contact signal relating to whether the device... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.
20140056453 - Anatomically customized ear canal hearing apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention provide improved methods and apparatus suitable for use with hearing devices. A vapor deposition process can be used to make a retention structure having a shape profile corresponding to a tissue surface, such as a retention structure having a shape profile corresponding to one or... Agent:
20140056455 - Earphone: An earphone includes: a loudspeaker unit; a sound conductive tube which is connected to a front surface having a diaphragm included in the loudspeaker unit, and has a hole through which a sound generated from the loudspeaker unit is emitted; a housing which is connected to a back surface of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140056454 - Hearing instrument and earpiece having receiver: A hearing instrument has an earpiece for inserting in an auditory canal and has an expandable balloon. In the earpiece is arranged a receiver and which earpiece enables additional connections for acoustic signals and compressed air. The earpiece contains a case, a receiver and a balloon. The case has a... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20140056456 - Bte hearing aid with an elongated securing member: A BTE hearing aid includes: a hearing aid housing configured to be worn behind a pinna of a user; and an elongated securing member having a first end coupled to the hearing aid housing proximate a sound output at the hearing aid housing, and a second end, the second end... Agent: Gn Resound A/s
20140056457 - Fixer for loudspeaker and electronic device using the same: A fixer for a loudspeaker includes a hollow frame, a pressing part, a positioning part and a fixing part. The hollow frame is disposed around a loudspeaker to limit the displacement of the loudspeaker. The pressing part is disposed on an inner surface of the hollow frame to press the... Agent: Askey Computer Corp.
20140056458 - Acoustic transducer: An acoustic transducer may comprise a sound source, a throat connected to the sound source, and a horn connected to the throat. The horn may be arranged on a wall, wherein the throat is designed such that a path of the sound from the sound source to an interface between... Agent:
20140056459 - Speakers, headphones, and kits related to vibrations in an audio system, and methods for forming same: A speaker comprises a support structure having a circumferentially extending rim, a vibration member configured to be displaced relative to the support structure during operation of the speaker, and a suspension member suspending the vibration member relative to the support structure. The suspension member includes a radially outer portion attached... Agent: Skullcandy, Inc.
20140056460 - High retention aural transmission device: Apparatus and associated methods may relate to a unitary body having a hardness of between 20 and 35 according to the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) and adapted to be removably inserted into the canal 10 of an ear. In an illustrative example, the body may include a central portion between... Agent: Hundred To One Technology, LLC
20140056461 - Systems and methods for a vibrating input device: The application includes an apparatus comprising of a housing, processing circuitry for receiving and transmitting user input, and a transducer for transforming audio information in an electrical signal into both acoustic and haptic signals. The transducer is disposed within the housing, and has a speaker including a diaphragm and a... Agent: Immerz, Inc.
20140056462 - Electro-acoustic transducer: An electro-acoustic transducer includes a frame; a cover covering the frame, a magnetic system assembled with the frame, a vibration system having a diaphragm and a driving coil assembled with the frame, conductive terminals assembled with the frame, and an wireless charging coil supported by the frame. The conductive terminals... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056463 - Suspension for high power micro speaker and high power micro speaker having the same: The present invention relates to a suspension structure for a high power micro speaker and, more particularly, to a shape of a suspension which ensures a lightweight of the suspension as well as high reliability and a conductive pattern which applies electric signals. The present invention provides a suspension for... Agent: Em-tech. Co., Ltd.
20140056464 - Micro-speaker: A micro-speaker includes a vibrating unit including a diaphragm, a voice coil, and a magnetic circuit unit supporting the diaphragm. The diaphragm includes a position portion serving as an edge of the diaphragm. The voice coil includes a pair of terminals disposed at two sides thereof. The magnetic circuit unit... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056465 - Speaker: A speaker includes a vibrating unit, and a magnetic circuit unit. The vibrating unit includes a diaphragm, an elastic plate coupled with the diaphragm, and a voice coil electrically connecting to the elastic plate. The vibrating unit is mounted to and positioned by the magnetic circuit unit. A projection of... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140056466 - Loudspeaker driver with dual electromagnet assemblies: Loudspeaker drivers are provided. According to one embodiment, a loudspeaker driver comprises a diaphragm, a connection tube, first and second voice coils, and first and second magnet assemblies. The connection tube has a first end section, a second end section, and a middle section. The first voice coil is connected... Agent:
20140056467 - Loudspeaker and electronic equipment including the loudspeaker: Provided is a loudspeaker having a thin long structure, and the loudspeaker includes: a frame; a diaphragm having a hollow structure and in which a shape of a plane that is perpendicular to a vibration direction is an oblong shape having a long side and a short side; an edge... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140056468 - Magnetic circuit for loudspeaker and loudspeaker using the same: A magnetic circuit for a loudspeaker includes a magnet and a top plate. The magnet is made of a bonded magnet. The magnet and the top plate are configured to satisfy at least one of conditions that an inner diameter of the magnet is identical to an inner diameter of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation02/20/2014 > 27 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.
20140050324 - Data embedding device, data embedding method, data extractor device, and data extraction method: A data embedding device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, extracting, from a code book storing a plurality of prediction coefficients, a plurality of candidates of prediction coefficients of a channel signal out... Agent:
20140050325 - Multi-dimensional parametric audio system and method: Systems and methods for producing multi-dimensional parametric audio are provided. The systems and methods can be configured to determine a desired spatial position of an audio component relative to a predetermined listening position; process the audio component for a predetermined number of output channels, wherein the step of processing the... Agent: Parametric Sound Corporation
20140050326 - Multi-channel recording: An apparatus including a microphone array and a removing system. The microphone array includes a binaural microphone system having first and second transducers, and a voice microphone system having at least one third transducer. The removing system is configured to remove, from signals created from the binaural microphone system, components... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140050327 - Audio signal processing apparatus, audio signal processing method, and program: An audio signal processing apparatus includes a tapping detection unit to which an audio signal picked up by a microphone is input and that detects a tapping input operation on the basis of an energy increase/decrease determination process for making a determination as to whether an increase and a decrease... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140050329 - Assisting listening device having audiometry function: An assisting listening device having audiometry function includes an earphone, a testing signal generator, a feedback generator and a control box. The testing signal generator is controlled by a digital signal processor of the control box to provide a testing signal to a speaker of the earphone. The feedback generator... Agent: Merry Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140050328 - Method and apparatus for determining an amplification factor of a hearing aid device: An amplification factor for a hearing aid device is generated by way of the following steps: forming a numerator, wherein the numerator includes a total with a first total component which is formed by means of multiplication of a strength of an approximately undisturbed signal with a first weighting and... Agent: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
20140050330 - Headset type detection and configuration techniques: A circuit including headset type detection provides compatibility with different transducer types, such as headphones provided by different manufacturers. An audio circuit that generates or receives an audio signal includes electrical terminals for coupling to a transducer device, at least one of which carries the audio signal. A transducer device... Agent:
20140050331 - Vehicle data communication module having charging port: The present invention relates to a vehicle data communication module. This module constitutes a vehicle data communication system together with a display main body and an audio device, and transmits data output from removable memory, connected to the module, to the main body. In detail, the vehicle data communication module... Agent: Vehicle System Co., Ltd.
20140050333 - Data processing method and an electronic apparatus: A data processing method and an electronic apparatus are described. The hand-held electronic apparatus has a microphone array that includes at least two kinds of usage modes. The microphone array is in a first usage mode of the at least two kinds of usage modes when the hand-held electronic apparatus... Agent: Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.
20140050332 - Method and system for obtaining an audio signal: A method and system for obtaining an audio signal. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a first sound signal at a first microphone arranged at a first height vertically above a substantially flat surface; receiving a second sound signal at a second microphone arranged at a second height vertically... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140050334 - Transforming audio content for subjective fidelity: A method or apparatus for delivering audio programming such as music to listeners may include identifying, capturing and applying a listener's audio perception characteristics (sometimes referred to as the listener's Personal Waveform Profile) to transform audio content so that the listener perceives the content similarly to how the content would... Agent: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
20140050336 - Audio amplification apparatus: An audio amplification apparatus for attachment to a device having a loudspeaker. The apparatus (10) comprises a vibration transducer (30) for attachment to the device having the loudspeaker (20), an amplifier (40) coupled to the vibration transducer (30) for amplifying an electrical signal representing at least in part an audible... Agent:
20140050337 - Personal computer to output audio in a non-operative state: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a terminal, an amplifier, a speaker, a power supply circuit and a first controller. The terminal configured to input an audio signal from an external device. The amplifier configured to amplify the audio signal. The speaker configured to output sound corresponding to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140050335 - Very high fidelity audio amplifier: The means (28A, 28B, 30, 32) for inputting at the input of the power voltage generator (20), a representative signal of the current provided at the output by the reference voltage generator (18) are capable of ensuring linear control of the power voltage generator (20).... Agent:
20140050338 - Acoustic sensor and microphone: Provided is an acoustic sensor capable of improving an S/N ratio of a sensor without preventing reduction in size of the sensor. A diaphragm 43 as a movable electrode plate is formed on the top surface of a silicon substrate 42. The diaphragm 43 has a rectangular form, and four... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140050339 - Reverse-phase modulating structure of piezoelectric ceramic speaker: The present invention provides a reverse-phase modulating structure of a piezoelectric ceramic speaker, comprising a positioning frame, an acoustic generator and two or more than two flexible units; wherein the acoustic generator comprises a plurality of ceramic layers stacked onto one another to form a ceramic slat, and said flexible... Agent:
20140050340 - Hearing aid having level and frequency-dependent gain: An improved open-ear hearing aid to compensate for hearing loss includes a microphone for picking up incident sound and converting it to an electrical audio signal. An ear insert positionable within a human ear canal is provided for producing an output sound amplified within one or more frequency bands in... Agent:
20140050341 - Fitting of hearing devices: The present invention relates to recipient fitting of a hearing device. An embodiment of the present invention determines the transmission loss for sound applied to the recipient by the hearing device. Separate gains are then determined for compensating for the determined transmission loss and the measured hearing loss of the... Agent:
20140050342 - Hearing aid with guiding means for insertion: A hearing aid comprises a microphone for transforming an acoustic signal surrounding a hearing aid user into an electrical signal, a signal processing means for processing the electrical signal into an electrical output signal and to a receiver (2) driven by the electrical output signal and generating an acoustical signal... Agent: Widex A/s
20140050343 - Bte hearing aid with an elongated securing member: A BTE hearing aid includes: a hearing aid housing configured to be worn behind a pinna; a sound signal transmission member for transmission of a hearing loss compensated output signal from a first end of the sound signal transmission member to an ear canal of a user at a second... Agent: Gn Resound A/s
20140050344 - 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:
20140050345 - 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
20140050346 - Electronic device: An electronic device including a casing, a control module, a micro-projecting unit and a motion sensing unit is provided. The control module is disposed in the casing. The micro-projecting unit is disposed on the casing and electrically connected to the control module. The micro-projecting unit is capable of projecting a... Agent: Htc Corporation
20140050347 - Water resistant holder with a speaker for electronic product: A water resistant holder with a speaker for electronic products, which is used to contain a portable electronic product, and is designed to be water resistant by way of the provision of the base that can be disposed at an appropriate angle and simultaneously allows the sound to be amplified... Agent:
20140050348 - Communication device having a microphone coupler: The disclosure relates to a mobile communication device. The device comprises: a housing including a housing port; a microphone in the housing; circuitry in the housing and connected to the microphone; a coupler including an acoustic conduit having a first end in communication with the housing port and a second... Agent: Blackberry Limited
20140050349 - Cable organization assemblies: A zipper assembly is described that includes a first set of electrical wires, a second set of electrical wires, and a first set of zipper teeth. The first set of electrical wires can be encapsulated by a first inner layer made of a thermo-resistant material. The second set of electrical... Agent:
20140050350 - Structure having acoustic transducer volume: A transducer assembly includes a first enclosure element, an electro-acoustic transducer coupled to the first enclosure element, and a second enclosure element. The first enclosure element and the second enclosure element are configured to capture a portion of an automobile frame there between and to define an acoustic volume relative... Agent: Bose Corporation02/13/2014 > 37 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.
20140044266 - Real-time noise reduction apparatus for radio monitoring system: The present invention provides a real-time noise reduction apparatus for a radio monitoring system, including a dual channel digitizing unit configured to convert signals, subject to frequency down-conversion and inputted to two channels, into digital signals and a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) configured to reduce noise from time sample regions... Agent:
20140044267 - Methods and apparatus for media rendering: Systems and techniques for processing of media content information are described. Similarity information is determined for a plurality of media content segments captured by different devices that may be distributed through a space. The similarity information may define similarities between segments of media content overlapping in time. At least one... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140044268 - System and method for controlled dynamics adaptation for musical content: According to a preferred aspect, there is provided a system and method for controlled dynamics adaptation of audio works. The dynamics complexity of the audio is adapted depending on the listening environment and its dynamics properties. The instant invention utilizes a function of stepwise linear and logarithmical sections, which describe... Agent: Magix Ag
20140044269 - Intelligent ambient sound monitoring system: A system and method for interjecting ambient background sounds into a set of headphones is provided. The system monitors an ambient sound environment and compares the ambient sound environment to a preset set of sound characteristics (e.g., frequency signatures, amplitudes and durations) in order to detect important or critical background... Agent: Logitech Europe, S.a.
20140044270 - Progressive, targeted, and variable conference feedback tone: System, method, and computer program product to provide targeted and variable information during a remote conference, by: responsive to a first person joining the remote conference, playing a first tone having a first acoustical characteristic indicating an arrival of the first person, responsive to a second person joining the remote... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140044271 - Progressive, targeted, and variable conference feedback tone: System, method, and computer program product to provide targeted and variable information during a remote conference, by: responsive to a first person joining the remote conference, playing a first tone having a first acoustical characteristic indicating an arrival of the first person, responsive to a second person joining the remote... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140044272 - Method and system for improving quality of audio sound: In one embodiment, a method and system includes: synchronizing the timing of the change of a clock frequency based on the state of an output subsystem for driving an output transducer.... Agent:
20140044273 - Direct sound extraction device and reverberant sound extraction device: A direct sound extraction device includes: a spectrum transform unit that transforms an input signal, which includes a reverberant sound in a direct sound and on which a Fourier transform process has been performed, to a first amplitude spectrum signal Lfa; a low-pass filter unit (10) that performs a low-pass... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.
20140044274 - Estimating direction of arrival from plural microphones: A noise suppression system includes plural microphones, a fixed beam former, a blocking matrix, plural adaptive filters, and a direction of arrival circuit coupled to the adaptive filters that prevents the filters from adapting in the presence of a signal in the look direction. The direction of arrival circuit causes... Agent: Acoustic Technologies, Inc.
20140044275 - Active noise control with compensation for error sensing at the eardrum: A personal listening system has an active noise control (ANC) controller that produces an anti-noise signal. A head worn audio device for a user has a speaker to convert the anti-noise signal into anti-noise, an error microphone, and a reference microphone. The controller uses signals from the error and reference... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140044276 - Broadcast audio service: Various embodiments are disclosed for facilitating reception of a digital audio stream over a wireless personal area network (PAN). At a wireless network mobile computing device, a wireless network audio broadcast device is discovered. The wireless network audio broadcast device is operable to provide a digital audio stream over a... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140044277 - Wireless audio transmission system, receiver, video camera and audio mixer: A wireless audio transmission system includes: a transmitter having a microphone and a modulator-transmitter transmitting a radio wave modulated by an audio signal from the microphone; a receiver having a receiver-demodulator demodulating the audio signal after receiving the radio wave transmitted from the transmitter, output ting the audio signal demodulated... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140044278 - Smartpen configured for hands free audio recording: A smartpen configured for hands free audio recording is disclosed. One example smartpen may be configured so that a microphone contained in the smartpen is automatically oriented for unobstructed reception of ambient sound when the smartpen is placed on a supporting surface. Another example smartpen may have a weight distribution... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20140044279 - Multi-microphone audio source separation based on combined statistical angle distributions: Systems, methods, and computer media for separating audio sources in a multi-microphone system are provided. A plurality of audio sample groups can be received. Each audio sample group comprises at least two samples of audio information captured by different microphones during a sample group time interval. For each audio sample... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140044280 - Systems and methods to suppress noise and idle tones: Systems and methods that reduce or remove idle tones and noise from an audio signal are provided. According to various embodiments, a level of the received input signal is detected and a control signal can be generated based on the detected level. When the detected level is above a pre-determined... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140044281 - Wirelessly powered audio devices: Techniques herein provide wireless energy transfer to audio devices such as headphones, headsets, hearing aids, and the like. Audio devices are integrated with a device resonator. The device resonator may be positioned and oriented to reduce interaction with lossy or sensitive components of the audio device. A repeater resonator and/or... Agent: Witricity Corporation
20140044282 - Active instrument subwoofer system for low frequency enhancement: An instrument amplification system provides improved low frequency enhancement. A powered subwoofer system enhances the low frequency components of a standard instrument amplifier by incorporating a speaker level high-pass filter crossover network 5 prior to connection to a standard instrument speaker. The speaker level instrument amplifier output is also attenuated,... Agent:
20140044283 - Amplification system, carrier tracking systems and related methods for use in parametric sound systems: A signal processing system for generating an ultrasonic signal from an audio signal comprises a compressor, operable to compress the audio signal, and an equalization circuit, operable to equalize the audio signal. A modulation circuit is operable to combine the audio signal with a carrier signal to produce at least... Agent: Parametric Sound Corporation
20140044284 - Remote controller: A remote controller is disclosed. The remote controller includes a remote control board, on which a volume up control unit, a volume down control unit and a muting control unit are provided, and the muting control unit is set between the volume up control unit and the volume down control... Agent:
20140044285 - Audio controller: Described herein is a multi-host computing system (100) having multiple host processors running different operating systems. In one implementation, a method of playing audio streams received from a plurality of hosts of a multi-host computing system (100), the method comprising receiving a second audio stream from a second host, and... Agent: Ineda Systems Pvt. Ltd.
20140044286 - Dynamic speaker selection for mobile computing devices: A method is disclosed for optimizing audio performance of a portable electronic device having multiple audio ports. The method can include detecting an orientation of the mobile device. Therefore, the portable electronic device includes a sensor for determining orientation of the portable electronic device; and one or more sensors placed... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20140044287 - Flat type speaker having damper-lead plate of pcb voice coil plate: The present invention relates to a flat type speaker, and more particularly, to a flat type speaker having a damper-lead plate of a PCB voice coil plate, which improves the quality deterioration due to the reduction of production process and the disconnection of a lead wire, by being attached to... Agent: Exelway Inc.
20140044288 - Multi-channel audio enhancement system: A method for processing audio signals can include receiving left and right front audio signals and left and right rear audio signals, where the left and right rear audio signals. In addition, the method can include applying at least one front perspective filter to each of the left and right... Agent: Dts LLC
20140044289 - Apparatus, systems and methods for relieving tinnitus, hyperacusis and/or hearing loss: A system and method for relieving tinnitus, hyperacusis, and/or hearing loss is described. One method described includes manipulating an audio signal, associating an audio signal with synchronization information, and transmitting the audio signal and associated synchronization information to a first ear level device and a second ear level device. The... Agent:
20140044290 - Device for a hearing aid system used to register radio disturbances: A device for use in a hearing aid system comprising a radio antenna for reception and/or transmission to/from other devices in the hearing aid system is arranged to register a radio disturbance received by the radio antenna at an occasion when the radio antenna is not used for reception and/or... Agent:
20140044291 - Binaurally coordinated compression system: A hearing assistance system includes a pair of hearing aids performing dynamic range compression while preserving spatial cue to provide a hearing aid wearer with satisfactory listening experience in complex listening environments. In various embodiments, the dynamic range compression is binaurally coordinated based on number and distribution of sound source(s).... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20140044292 - Environmentally sealed hearing assistance device: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus for providing an environmentally sealed hearing assistance device that is easy to manufacture. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of manufacturing a hearing assistance device. A hearing assistance device electrical component is placed into a mold and... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20140044293 - Wirelessly powered audio devices: Techniques herein provide wireless energy transfer to audio devices such as headphones, headsets, hearing aids, and the like. Audio devices are integrated with a device resonator. The device resonator may be positioned and oriented to reduce interaction with lossy or sensitive components of the audio device. A repeater resonator and/or... Agent:
20140044294 - Method and apparatus for own-voice sensing in a hearing assistance device: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus for own-voice sensing in hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing assistance device adapted to process sounds, including sounds from a wearer's mouth. According to various embodiments, the device includes a hollow plastic... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20140044295 - Telecoil in a detachable direct audio input accessory: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus for providing a hearing assistance device with a detachable telecoil. One aspect of the present subject matter includes an apparatus for communication with a hearing assistance device. In various embodiments, the apparatus includes a telecoil and a direct audio input (DAI)... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
20140044296 - Audible sounds play device clip on to spoon and fork: The invention is a recording and playing device that can clip on to an eating utensil for example a fork or spoon for use by a parent or a child caregiver when feeding a child. The child is rewarded with a pleasing sound if he or she eats the food... Agent:
20140044297 - Microphone assembly with barrier to prevent contaminant infiltration: A microphone assembly includes a cover, a base coupled to the cover, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device disposed on the base. An opening is formed in the base and the MEMS device is disposed over the opening. The base includes a barrier that extends across the opening and is porous... Agent: Knowles Electronics, LLC
20140044298 - Module for containing an earpiece for an audio device: A module for containing an earpiece for an audio device, the earpiece having at least one protruding electrical contact. The module comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being opposable and forming a cavity sized to accommodate an earpiece. The module further... Agent: Blackberry Limited
20140044299 - High fidelty electro-acoustic enclosure and method of manufacture: The invention relates to an electro-acoustic to enclosure (10) comprising walls defining two cavities (1; 2), each provided with an aperture (11; 21) shut off by a loudspeaker (12; 22), noteworthy in that it is said to be “enclosed” and in that each cavity (1; 2) has a shape for... Agent:
20140044300 - Electronic apparatus, sound quality improvement method, and sound quality improvement member: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a speaker and a matching section. The speaker includes an output section configured to output sound and an opening which exposes the output section. The matching section closes the opening and includes a slit which partially exposes the output section.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140044301 - Transducer: A transducer includes a housing, a magnet unit, an elastic diaphragm, a vibration unit, and a coil. The housing has a first housing and a second housing to form a storing space. The magnet unit is secured in the first housing. The elastic diaphragm is a thin layer and disposed... Agent: Jabil Circuit (beijing) Ltd.
20140044302 - Low cost motor design for rare-earth-magnet loudspeakers: A loudspeaker magnetic motor utilizes a voice coil with two or more wire coils that are connected in parallel and that are layered on top of one another. The motor utilizes, as a magnetic field source, a permanent magnet and, more particularly, a permanent magnet that includes a rare earth... Agent: Dr. G Licensing, LLC02/06/2014 > 35 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20140037094 - System and method for estimating a reverberation time: A system and method for estimating a reverberation time is provided. The method includes estimating at least one room response of an audio capture environment with an acoustic echo canceller and generating an estimate of the reverberation time of the audio capture environment based on the at least one room... Agent:
20140037095 - System and method of processing a sound signal including transforming the sound signal into a frequency-chirp domain: A system and method may be configured to process an audio signal. The system and method may track pitch, chirp rate, and/or harmonic envelope across the audio signal, may reconstruct sound represented in the audio signal, and/or may segment or classify the audio signal. A transform may be performed on... Agent: The Intellisis Corporation
20140037096 - Seal-quality estimation for a seal for an ear canal: Measurements of body sounds in the ear canal may be used for many applications. However, reliability is dependent on the ear canal being properly sealed to allow the body sounds to achieve a detectable level. An apparatus is therefore provided for determining a seal quality indication for a seal of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140037097 - Loudspeaker calibration using multiple wireless microphones: An illustrative embodiment includes a method for use in performing acoustic calibration of at least one audio output device for a plurality of listening locations. An audio input device generates a data signal based on a series of one or more tones output by the at least one audio output... Agent: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
20140037098 - Determining stimulation signal strength in an auditory prosthesis: A method for determining the level of stimulation signals generated by an auditory prosthesis as a result of processing an electrical audio signal representative of sound is disclosed, the method comprising: converting the audio signal into a plurality of frequency-based signal components; analyzing one or more of the signal components... Agent:
20140037099 - Hearing aid with means for estimating the ear plug fitting: A hearing aid (1) comprising a receiver (2) and at least one first microphone for transforming an acoustic signal surrounding a hearing aid user into an electrical signal, where the hearing aid comprises an ear plug part prepared for fitting tightly into the car canal (11) of a hearing aid... Agent: Widex A/s
20140037100 - Multi-microphone noise reduction using enhanced reference noise signal: Systems and methods of improved noise reduction include the steps of: receiving an audio signal from two or more acoustic sensors; applying a beamformer to employ a first noise cancellation algorithm; applying a noise reduction post-filter module to the audio signal including: estimating a current noise spectrum of the received... Agent: Qsound Labs, Inc.
20140037101 - Headphone device, wearing state detection device, and wearing state detection method: Provided is a headphone device including an outside microphone attached to a position at which an extraneous sound is picked up without passing through a shield in a state in which a user is wearing the headphone device, an inside microphone attached to a position at which the extraneous sound... Agent:
20140037102 - Headphone, earphone or ear bud system: A headphone, earphone or ear bud system features headphones, earphones or ear buds attached to retractable cords in combination with a retractable cord with a jack for connection to a sound generating device. A device for retracting the cords attached to the headphones, earphones or ear buds, and a device... Agent:
20140037105 - Digital audio communication and control in a live performance venue: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for digitally transmitting audio that is converted from analog audio received from analog media pickup devices in a live performance venue by a stage box to a base unit over off-the-shelf twisted pair cable while sending pre-amplification control signals... Agent: En Technology Corporation
20140037104 - Display apparatus, display system, and control method thereof: Exemplary embodiments disclose a display apparatus, a display system, and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: an image processing device configured to process an image signal; an audio processing device configured to process an audio signal; a communication device configured to conduct wireless communication with a peripheral and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140037103 - Identifying a change to adjust audio data: Examples disclose a method of transmitting audio data to a wireless device and receiving frequency coefficients associated with the audio data from the device. Further, examples disclose analyzing the frequency coefficients to identify a change between the transmitted audio data and the received frequency coefficients. Additionally, examples also disclose adjusting... Agent:
20140037106 - Information distributing system, information processing terminal device, information center, and information distributing method: The invention relates to an information distributing system for distributing data to at least one information processing terminal device from an information center storing data. The information distributing system of the invention is structured such that character data, audio data, and both the character data and the audio data are... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140037108 - Automatic loudness control: An improved automatic loudness control system and method comprise controlling gain/attenuation applied to an input audio signal and providing an output audio signal that is the amplified/attenuated input audio signal; evaluating an actual loudness of the input audio signal from the input audio signal and a desired loudness of the... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20140037109 - Method and apparatus for alarm service using context awareness in portable terminal: A method and apparatus for an alarm service using context awareness in a portable terminal are provided. A control method for preventing the disruption of sleep includes sensing if a user is in a sleep state and, when the user is in the sleep state, adjusting a volume level to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20140037107 - Volume interactions for connected playback devices: Methods and systems are provided for, volume interactions for connected playback device. In one example, a plurality of playback devices may be rendering audio in synchrony, when a volume adjustment is made for the plurality of playback devices as a group. In one case, a first playback device in the... Agent: Sonos, Inc.
20140037110 - Method and device for forming a digital audio mixed signal, method and device for separating signals, and corresponding signal: The invention relates to a method of forming one or more digital audio mixed signals (Sout) on the basis of at least two digital audio source signals (S1, S2), in which the digital audio mixed signal or signals are formed by mixing the digital audio source signals. A characteristic digital... Agent: Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble
20140037111 - Semantic audio track mixer: An audio mixer for mixing a plurality of audio tracks to a mixture signal has a semantic command interpreter for receiving a semantic mixing command and for deriving a plurality of mixing parameters for the plurality of audio tracks from the semantic mixing command; an audio track processor for processing... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20140037112 - Digital condenser microphone having preamplifier with variable input impedance and method of controlling variable input impedance of preamplifier: The present invention provides a digital condenser microphone having a preamplifier with variable input impedance and a method of controlling the variable input impedance of the preamplifier. The preamplifier includes a bias terminal (Bias) for applying a bias voltage to an input signal when the input signal is output from... Agent: Cesign Co., Ltd.
20140037113 - Preamplifier circuit for a microelectromechanical capacitive acoustic transducer: Described herein is a preamplifier circuit for a capacitive acoustic transducer provided with a MEMS detection structure that generates a capacitive variation as a function of an acoustic signal to be detected, starting from a capacitance at rest; the preamplifier circuit is provided with an amplification stage that generates a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S. R.l.
20140037114 - Flat type speaker having vibration-lead plate attached on top of vibration plate: The present invention relates to a flat type speaker, and more particularly, to a flat type speaker of a vibration-lead plate of a voice coil plate, improving the quality deterioration due to the reduction of production process and the disconnection of a lead wire, by being attached to the top... Agent: Exelway Inc.
20140037115 - Mems apparatus disposed on assembly lid: A Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) assembly includes a substrate, lid, MEMS device, and at least one wall. The substrate has electrical connection pads and the electrical connection pads are coupled to electrical conductors extending through the substrate. The MEMS device is attached to the lid. The at least one wall is... Agent: Knowles Electronics, LLC
20140037116 - Method for fabricating a cavity structure, for fabricating a cavity structure for a semiconductor structure and a semiconductor microphone fabricated by the same: Embodiments show a method for fabricating a cavity structure, a semiconductor structure, a cavity structure for a semiconductor device and a semiconductor microphone fabricated by the same. In some embodiments the method for fabricating a cavity structure comprises providing a first layer, depositing a carbon layer on the first layer,... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20140037117 - Method and system for upmixing audio to generate 3d audio: In some embodiments, a method for upmixing input audio comprising N full range channels to generate 3D output audio comprising N+M full range channels, where the N+M full range channels are intended to be rendered by speakers including at least two speakers at different distances from the listener. The N... Agent: Dolby International Ab
20140037118 - Prenatal sound delivery system: A flexible and washable band is worn around the abdomen of an expectant woman. The band has waterproof speakers safely and comfortably integrated into an interior pocket of the band it to provide sound to prenatal babies. The speakers connect to an audio device that may be stored in an... Agent:
20140037119 - Acoustic speaker device: An acoustic speaker device (10) according to the present invention comprises at least two types of gas adsorption materials in a cabinet (12) thereof. A porous carbon material package member (14A), which is one of the gas adsorption materials, can adsorb or eliminate air in the cabinet (12) by a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140037120 - Microphone assembly: A Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) assembly includes a cover, a substrate, at least one wall disposed and between and attached to the cover and the substrate, a MEMS device disposed at the cover and an integrated circuit disposed at the substrate. The integrated circuit and the MEMS device are disposed one... Agent: Knowles Electronics, LLC
20140037121 - Microphone and method to position a membrane between two backplates: A microphone includes two backplates. A membrane is located between the two backplates. A voltage source applies a first bias voltage to the membrane and the first backplate and applies a second bias voltage to the membrane and the second backplate. A control unit adjusts the first and the second... Agent: Epcos Ag
20140037122 - Hands-free device: A hands-free device includes upper and lower earphones; a hands-free main body having opened top and bottom surfaces; a control unit mounted in the hands-free main body and configured to apply an operation signal; and an earphone protruding unit formed in the hands-free main body and configured to protrude the... Agent:
20140037123 - Seal assembly for an in-ear and in-ear: An in-ear earphone including a housing having a first end for receiving a cable, and a second end which is placed in a concha of a user. Provided at the second end is a sealing unit which seals off an outer end of the ear canal in the region of... Agent: Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg
20140037124 - Housing and method to control solder creep on housing: An acoustic device includes a substrate, a substrate cover, and a plurality of electrical and acoustic components. The substrate cover is disposed on the substrate and the plurality of electrical and acoustic components are disposed on the substrate and under the substrate cover. The substrate cover is constructed of a... Agent: Knowles Electronics, LLC
20140037125 - Loudspeaker system: A loudspeaker module includes a housing having a plurality of side walls and a cover plate positioned over a top surface of the plurality of side walls, a bottom of the housing remaining open. A driver mounting plate is secured to the plurality of side walls and divides the housing... Agent:
20140037126 - Electrically conductive membrane pump/transducer and methods to make and use same: An improved electrically conductive membrane pump/transducer, such as a graphene membrane transducer.... Agent: Clean Energy Labs, LLC
20140037127 - Magnetic motor system: A magnetic motor system for driving a loudspeaker voice coil. The system has first and second parts that define a volume for receiving a voice coil. The first and second parts each have a respective permanent magnet with first and second sidewalls that extend in a direction away from the... Agent: Pss Belgium N.v.
20140037128 - Device for emitting an acoustic wave: A device for emitting an acoustic wave includes a flared structural piece bearing at its base an electromechanical transducer and defining at its flared end an output surface. A mechano-acoustic coupler made of one piece is a solid piece and exhibits: a first portion for mounting on the transducer, a... Agent: NexoPrevious industry: Cryptography
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