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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices

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02/05/2015 > 44 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20150036826 - Stereo expander method: An audio enhancement technique comprising an audio source, processing the audio source by the following modules, a low pass filter with dynamic offset, an envelope controlled bandpass filter, a high pass filter; and adding an amount of dynamic synthesized sub bass to the audio. The processed audio signals are combined... Agent: Max Sound Corporation

20150036827 - Transaural synthesis method for sound spatialization: A method for producing a digital spatialized stereo audio file from an original multichannel audio file, comprising a step of performing a processing on each of the channels for cross-talk cancelation; a step of merging the channels in order to produce a stereo signal; and a dynamic filtering and specific... Agent:

20150036828 - Internet audio software method: An audio enhancement technique comprises an audio source. Presets for the input audio sound are provided. The presetted ausio sound is tone adjusted to create a tone adjusted presetted audio. The tone adjusted presetted audio is expanded to create an expanded audio and the expanded audio is outputted for use... Agent: Max Sound Corporation

20150036829 - Method and apparatus for conversion of a multi-channel audio signal into a two-channel audio signal: A method for conversion of a n-channel audio signal (L, R, Ls, Rs) into a two-channel audio signal (Ro, Lo), where n≧4 and integer, includes the step of generating either one of the two-channel audio signals, right (Ro) or left (Lo), by a combination of: a front (R, L) and... Agent:

20150036830 - Audio playback system: An audio playback system includes a handheld device and a digital stereo set. By the handheld device, a control message is converted into a modulation signal. The modulation signal is transmitted to a speaker, thereby controlling the speaker to generate a modulated sound wave signal. After the modulated sound wave... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.

20150036831 - Arrangement and method for converting an input signal into an output signal and for generating a predefined transfer behavior between said input signal and said output signal: An arrangement and method for converting an input signal z(t) into a mechanical or acoustical output signal p(t) comprising an electro-magnetic transducer using a coil at a fixed position and a moving armature, a sensor, a parameter measurement device and a controller. The parameter measurement device identifies parameter information P... Agent:

20150036832 - Automotive constant signal-to-noise ratio system for enhanced situation awareness: Audio systems for a vehicle and methods for increasing auditory situation awareness in a vehicle are provided. An audio system includes at least one ambient microphone disposed on the vehicle, a processor and at least one loudspeaker. The at least one ambient microphone is configured to capture ambient sound external... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

20150036833 - Method and device for testing a loudspeaker arrangement: A loudspeaker arrangement includes a loudspeaker and a trigger circuit for electrically triggering the loudspeaker. The loudspeaker has a loudspeaker diaphragm for generating an acoustic signal. A digital pulse test signal is applied to the loudspeaker via the trigger circuit during a respective test sequence, the digital pulse test signal... Agent:

20150036834 - Variable noise attenuator with adjustable attenuation: An ear attenuator headset that allows a user to adjust the amount of attenuation in a variable, continuous fashion from zero attenuation to maximum attenuation without removing the device from a user's head. The ear attenuator headset includes a passageway, the passageway allowing for sound to pass through the headset... Agent:

20150036835 - Earpieces with gesture control: Many types of earpiece devices are available for various scenarios, such as hearing aids and headphones. However, many types of earpieces exhibit various disadvantages relating to the discretion, privacy, and/or security. For example, some earpieces are observable when worn by the user (e.g., over-head and over-ear headphones); some earpieces play... Agent:

20150036836 - Mobile device headset interface module: Various embodiments of a novel mobile device headset interface module are disclosed. In one embodiment, the novel mobile device headset interface module has a roll-slip edge guard with a ridge at each edge endpoint. The ridge forms an elevated wall at each edge endpoint, which prevents slippage of an electrical... Agent:

20150036837 - Audio signal adapter device and audio signal transmission system: An audio signal adapter device and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The audio signal adapter device comprises: a microphone, configured to receive the audio signal and to output the audio signal via an audio pin thereof; an amplifying unit configured to amplify the audio signal received... Agent: Tendyron Corporation

20150036838 - Loudness level control for audio reception and decoding equipment: The application discusses a computer implemented method and apparatus for performing audio equalisation in an audio receiver device, such as an integrated receiver/decoder or set top box, or integrated TV, connected to one or more audio playback devices, such as a television unit, computer screen and speakers, amplifier or home... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited

20150036840 - Loudspeaker system for a motor vehicle: A loudspeaker system for a motor vehicle has at least one loudspeaker which is arranged outside the passenger space of the motor vehicle and is acoustically connected to the passenger space by at least one pipeline. At least one sound damping device is connected to the at least one pipeline... Agent:

20150036839 - Microphone for vehicle: A microphone for a vehicle includes an opening configured to disperse wind pressure and a filter configured to prevent vibration due to the wind pressure introduced through the opening. A holder is fixed onto a printed circuit board (PCB) to thereby prevent resonance due to the pressure of the wind... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150036841 - Filter with independently adjustable band gain and break point slopes and method of constructing same: A filter for equalizing the frequency response of loudspeaker systems includes at least one band filter section (11) comprised an n-order high boost or cut shelving fitter (13) having a break point frequency, ω1, and an n-order low boost or cut shelving filter (15) having a break point frequency, ω2,... Agent:

20150036842 - Loudness level control for audio reception and decoding equipment: The application discusses a computer implemented method and apparatus for performing audio equalisation in an audio receiver device, such as an integrated receiver/decoder or set top box, or integrated TV, connected to one or more audio playback devices, such as a television unit, computer screen and speakers, amplifier or home... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited

20150036843 - Electronic device: Provided is an electronic device 1, including: a piezoelectric element 30; a panel 10 configured to support the piezoelectric element 30; and a housing 60 configured to hold the panel 10 and conduct a vibration through the panel 10, the panel 10 generating air-conduction sound and vibration sound that is... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150036844 - Apparatus in an acoustic assembly for registering assembly parts: An acoustic apparatus includes a first acoustic element, a second acoustic element, and a registration portion. The first acoustic element and the second acoustic element are elements such as a coil, a reed, or a yoke. The registration portion is configured to register the first acoustic element with respect to... Agent:

20150036845 - Cover and electronic device having same: An electronic device includes a speaker, and a cover covering the speaker. The cover includes a transparent main portion, and a non-transparent border portion. The non-transparent border portion includes a substrate integrated with the transparent main portion. The substrate of the border portion defines a plurality of through holes corresponding... Agent:

20150036846 - Sound generator, sound generation device, and electronic apparatus: Provided are a sound generator including a frame body, a vibration body provided to the frame body in a state where a tensile force is applied to the vibration body, and a piezoelectric vibration element provided to the vibration body. In the sound generator, when a first direction and a... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150036847 - Acoustic detection of audio sources to facilitate reproduction of spatial audio spaces: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices to facilitate production and/or reproduction of a spatial sound field and/or one or more audio spaces. More specifically, disclosed are systems, components and methods to determine acoustically positions... Agent:

20150036848 - Motion detection of audio sources to facilitate reproduction of spatial audio spaces: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable/mobile computing devices configured to facilitate production and/or reproduction of spatial audio and/or one or more audio spaces. More specifically, disclosed are systems, components and methods to acoustically determine displacements of... Agent:

20150036849 - Matrix decoder with constant-power pairwise panning: A constant-power pairwise panning upmixing system and method for upmixing from a two-channel stereo signal to a multi-channel surround sound (having more than two channels). Each output channel is some combination of the two input channels. Closed-form solutions are used to calculate dematrixing coefficients that are used to weight each... Agent:

20150036850 - Method for following a sound source, and hearing aid device: A method of following a sound source with a hearing aid device. The hearing aid device has a plurality of microphones, a monitoring device, a locating device, a directional device, an energy source, a controller and an electro-mechanical transducer. The directional device generates a signal with a variable directional characteristic... Agent:

20150036851 - Automatic hearing aid adaptation over time via mobile application: A hearing assistance system for delivering sounds to a listener provides for programming of a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid, using a communication link with a secondary device such as a smartphone. An example hearing assistance system may compensate for a patient's hearing deficit in a gradually... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150036852 - System for customizing hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for customizing a hearing assistance device for a wearer. According to various embodiments, data corresponding to the wearer's acoustic environment is logged using the hearing assistance device. In various embodiments, the hearing assistance device is fitted by an adaptive fitting process controlled... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150036854 - Hearing assistance device with balanced feed-line for antenna: A hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid, includes an antenna connected to a communication circuit through a feed-line for wireless communication. The antenna and the feed-line are configured and placed such that capacitance between their conductors is approximately minimized. In one embodiment, the feed-line includes feed-line conductors each... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150036853 - Music player watch with hearing aid remote control: Described herein are devices and methods for enabling a hearing aid user to control the operation of the hearing aid and also select an audio source for streaming audio information such as music directly to the hearing aid. In one embodiment, these functionalities are combined into a single wrist-worn remote... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150036855 - Range control for wireless hearing assistance device systems: Disclosed herein, among other things, are apparatus and methods for wireless hearing assistance devices and in particular to a controllable range control for wireless hearing assistance device systems. An advertisement is used to allow the receiver to quickly receive streaming information, thus conserving power. In various embodiments, a system for... Agent:

20150036856 - Integration of hearing aids with smart glasses to improve intelligibility in noise: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatuses for integration of hearing aids with an MSD to improve intelligibility in noisy environments. One aspect of the present subject matter relates to a method of providing voice audio to a hearing aid or text in a hearing aid user's field... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150036857 - Attenuating tip for hearing aid: A hearing aid includes a speaker in a tip that is located in an ear canal. The tip includes a coupling, a retainer that mechanically engages the coupling, and a sleeve axially surrounding the retainer. The retainer attenuates lower frequencies than are attenuated by the sleeve. The sleeve is preferably... Agent: Zounds Hearing, Inc.

20150036858 - Cube speaker/amplifier: A portable electronic device includes an electronic amplifier and a battery power supply in a lower hollow prismatic-shaped housing which has a rectangular base wall panel and an upper oblique wall panel which is disposed obliquely downwards between a rear panel and a front panel of the housing, and an... Agent:

20150036859 - Expandable electronic device and transmission system thereof: A transmission system of expandable electronic device includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a first socket unit and a first processor, and the first socket includes a hall sensing circuit. The second electronic device includes a first plug unit and a... Agent: Lite-on Electronics (guangzhou) Limited

20150036860 - Audio device for altering water structure: An audio device adapted for altering the structure of water is provided. The device includes a rigid, enclosed cabinet with speakers mounted to the cabinet. The speakers are positioned on opposing walls, facing each other, within the cavity of the cabinet and a watertight container is placed between the speakers.... Agent:

20150036861 - Earbud with pivoting acoustic duct: An earbud (100) includes an acoustic duct (201) and a driver sub-housing (202). The acoustic duct and driver sub-housing can be integrally manufactured via a two-shot injection molding process. The acoustic duct can be rigid while the driver sub-housing is flexible and/or pliant to flex when the acoustic duct pivots... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150036863 - Led lighting device and speaker: Embodiments consistent with the present disclosure provide an LED lighting device and speaker. The LED lighting device and speaker may include an LED lighting unit, a speaker, an outer casing, and a power supply module. The LED lighting unit and the speaker are placed on the outer casing. There is... Agent: Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd

20150036862 - Sounder module and method for assembling the same: A sounder module, comprising a sounder unit and a casing housing the sounder unit; the sounder unit comprises a magnetic circuit system; the magnetic circuit system comprises a concentrating flux, plate, a magnet and a magnet yoke (33) sequentially assembled; moreover, the casing of the sounder module forms a frame... Agent:

20150036864 - Electronic device: An electronic device is provided with a housing, a piezoelectric element, and a panel, which is attached to the housing and has a contact area contacting a part of human body, configured to vibrate by the piezoelectric element to generate a vibration sound to be transmitted by vibrating the part... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150036867 - Acoustic transducer comprising a plurality of coaxially arranged diaphragms: An acoustic transducer comprises one or more electromagnetic motors that drive one or more sets of multiple diaphragms to provide acoustically efficient loudspeaker systems having dimensions that allow use in applications that would be difficult or impossible with traditional transducers. The diaphragms may be driven directly, inertially or fluidically. If... Agent:

20150036868 - Acoustic transducer comprising a plurality of coaxially arranged diaphragms: An acoustic transducer includes a housing, a plurality of diaphragms suspended from the housing and separated into one or more groups, and one or more motors combined with the housing that operate in response to an electrical signal. The diaphragms of each group are driven by a respective motor to... Agent:

20150036865 - Electrical signal to audio signal transducer with a deformable diaphragm unit: An electrical signal to audio signal transducer with a deformable diaphragm unit includes a connective portion and a deformable diaphragm unit. The connective portion connects the deformable diaphragm unit with a wall of a box. The deformable diaphragm unit is linked up with a through opening of the connective portion... Agent:

20150036866 - Suspension system for micro-speakers: A speaker driver including a frame and a magnet assembly positioned within the frame. A sound radiating surface may be suspended over the magnet assembly. The sound radiating surface may include a top face and a bottom face, and the bottom face may face the magnet assembly. A suspension member... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150036869 - Electronic apparatus, and method of providing of sound: An electronic apparatus includes a configured to output audio using a permanent magnet, an audio processor configured to process audio data and output to the speaker, and an electromagnet configured to push the permanent magnet and project the speaker out on the electronic apparatus, with application of electric current.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

  
01/29/2015 > 41 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150030159 - Audio processing apparatus: An example approach for navigation is provided with an apparatus comprising: a navigation processor configured to generate at least one navigation command; and an audio processor configured to determine at least one directional audio parameter so as to provide a direction, the at least one directional audio parameter being based... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20150030160 - Binaural rendering method and apparatus for decoding multi channel audio: Disclosed is a binaural rendering method and apparatus for decoding a multichannel audio signal. The binaural rendering method may include: extracting an early reflection component and a late reverberation component from a binaural filter; generating a stereo audio signal by performing binaural rendering of a multichannel audio signal base on... Agent:

20150030161 - Decoding of multichannel audio encoded bit streams using adaptive hybrid transformation: The processing efficiency of a process used to decode frames of an enhanced AC-3 bit stream is improved by processing each audio block in a frame only once. Audio blocks of encoded data are decoded in block order rather than in channel order. Exemplary decoding processes for enhanced bit stream... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20150030162 - Method for operating a binaural hearing system and a binaural hearing system: A method for operating a binaural hearing system including first and second hearing devices, each including an input transducer, a signal processing unit, an output transducer and a link unit for exchanging information between the devices. Operating the first hearing device according to a first processing scheme, operating the second... Agent: Phonak Ag

20150030163 - Non-intrusive quality measurements for use in enhancing audio quality: Methods and systems are provided for receiving by a first electronic device audio content, determining audio quality of the received audio content, which includes measuring and/or estimating quality related parameters associated with the received audio content, and communicating the quality related parameters to a second electronic device, from which the... Agent: Dsp Group

20150030166 - Apparatus, systems, and methods for calibration of microphones: The disclosed apparatus, systems, and methods provide a calibration technique for calibrating a set of microphones. The disclosed calibration technique is configured to calibrate the microphones with respect to a reference microphone and can be used in actual operation rather than a testing environment. The disclosed calibration technique can estimate... Agent:

20150030164 - Microphone calibration: The disclosed apparatus, systems, and methods provide a calibration technique for calibrating a set of microphones. The disclosed calibration technique is configured to calibrate the microphones with respect to a reference microphone and can be used in actual operation rather than a testing environment. The disclosed calibration technique can estimate... Agent:

20150030165 - System and method for audio enhancement of a consumer electronics device: Systems and methods for enhancing the audio experience on a consumer electronic device are disclosed. More particularly systems and methods for optimizing the audio performance of individual consumer electronic devices as part of a manufacturing process and/or retail experience are disclosed. A system for enhancing the audio performance of a... Agent:

20150030168 - Dynamic characterization of a communication device: Technology for dynamic characterization of a communication device is disclosed. One method comprises sending an acoustic characterization excitation signal to be output by an acoustic transducer in the communication device. A received acoustic coupling signal that is received by a microphone of the communication device in response to the output... Agent:

20150030169 - Method of controlling sound reproduction of enclosure mounted loudspeakers: A method of controlling sound reproduction may include applying an audio signal to a voice coil of the electrodynamic loudspeaker to produce sound, detecting one of an impedance and admittance of the loudspeaker across a predetermined audio frequency range based on a detected voice coil current and voice coil voltage... Agent: Analog Devices A/s

20150030167 - Method of detecting enclosure leakage of enclosure mounted loudspeakers: A method of detecting enclosure leakage of an electrodynamic loudspeaker mounted in an enclosure or box may include applying an audio signal to a voice coil of the electrodynamic loudspeaker through an output amplifier and detecting a voice coil current flowing into the voice coil. A voltage across the voice... Agent: Analog Devices A/s

20150030170 - Method and apparatus for programming hearing assistance device using perceptual model: A hearing assistance system for delivering sounds to a listener provides for subjective, listener-driven programming of a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid, using a perceptual model. The system produces a distribution of presets using a perceptual model selected for the listener and allows the listener to navigate... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150030171 - Acoustic signal processing device and acoustic signal processing method: Provided is an acoustic signal processing device for producing an output sound meeting listener's preferences by adjusting attack sound, reverberation, and noise component. The device includes: an FFT section for transforming an input audio signal from a time-domain to a frequency-domain to calculate a frequency spectrum signal and for generating... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20150030172 - Inter-channel coherence reduction for stereophonic and multichannel acoustic echo cancellation: In an audio system having acoustic echo, incoming audio signals are decorrelated by applying both phase modulation and amplitude modulation. The resulting decorrelated signals are rendered by loudspeakers, and co-located microphones generate outgoing audio signals that include echo signals caused by the existence of acoustic echo paths from the loudspeakers... Agent:

20150030173 - Headphone and headset: A headphone or earphone is provided which includes a housing with an open end and at least one defined dominant acoustic opening, an acoustically sealing earpad arranged at the open end of the housing, and at least one microphone arranged adjacent to common ear or in the vicinity of the... Agent:

20150030174 - Microphone array device: A microphone array device includes a first sound reception unit configured to obtain a first sound signal that is input from a first microphone, a second sound reception unit configured to obtain a second sound signal that is input from a second microphone, a noise state evaluation unit configured to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150030175 - Road noise masking in a vehicle: Road noise masking for a vehicle includes determining, by a computer processor, an expected interior sound associated with the vehicle. The expected interior sound is defined by a design of the vehicle in conjunction with road conditions encountered by the vehicle. The road noise masking also includes monitoring, via the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150030176 - Earphone: An earphone including an earphone body, a photosensitive switch, a power supplier and a light emitter is provided. The photosensitive switch, the power supplier and the light emitter are disposed on the earphone body. The light emitter is electrically connected to power supplier through the photosensitive switch.... Agent: Cotron Corporation

20150030177 - Electronic device and audio output circuit therein: An audio output circuit applied in an electronic device includes a filter capacitor and a transistor. A base of the transistor is connected to an audio processing unit, an emitter of the transistor is connected to a voltage port, a processor and an earphone detecting unit of the electronic device... Agent:

20150030178 - Loudspeaker system for a motor vehicle: A loudspeaker system for a motor vehicle has a loudspeaker, which is arranged adjacent to at least one wall of the motor vehicle. At least one pipeline originates from the loudspeaker and runs through the wall. A shut-off device for the at least approximately sound-tight closure of the pipeline is... Agent:

20150030179 - Preserving phase shift in spatial filtering: For preserving phase shift in spatial filtering is disclosed, an electronic device includes a microphone array. A filtering module spatially filters a plurality of received audio signals from the microphone array to increase the signal-to-noise ratio in one or more corresponding output audio signals. A phase module preserves a phase... Agent: Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.

20150030180 - Post-processing gains for signal enhancement: A method, an apparatus, and logic to post-process raw gains determined by input processing to generate post-processed gains, comprising using one or both of delta gain smoothing and decision-directed gain smoothing. The delta gain smoothing comprises applying a smoothing filter to the raw gain with a smoothing factor that depends... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20150030181 - Frequency characteristic modification device: A device includes a HPF 702 that modifies frequency characteristics of a target signal; a phase correcting unit 701 that corrects the phase characteristics of the target signal to make the phase characteristics nearly equal to phase characteristics of the HPF 702; a first multiplier 705 that adjusts the gain... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150030182 - Arrangement for mixing at least two audio signals: In order to realize a correction for changes in the reproduction loudness at low frequencies in a downmix-arrangement, a mixing arrangement is proposed for mixing at least two audio signals, which mixing arrangement is provided with a first unit (104) for deriving a first power signal, which is a measure... Agent: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh

20150030184 - Audio amplifier and power supply voltage switching method: An audio amplifier is provided with: an amplifier circuit; a power supply circuit that generates a plurality of power supply voltages; a power supply relay that selects one of the power supply voltages as the power supply voltage supplied to the amplifier circuit; a switching condition determiner that determines whether... Agent:

20150030183 - Boost converter voltage controlled based on audio signal: Audio amplification may be improved by controlling an audio amplifier based on the audio signal being amplified. For example, when the audio signal level increases or decreases, a boost voltage provided to an audio amplifier by a boost converter may also be increased or decreased. In another example, when the... Agent: Cirrus Logic, Inc.

20150030185 - Multisensory control of a patient-lifting-device: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some multisensory implementations, a patient-lifting-device is controlled by voice recognition, keyboard text input, synaptic control and/or tongue tactile input commands.... Agent:

20150030186 - Bone conduction speaker and compound vibration device thereof: The present invention relates to a bone conduction speaker and its compound vibration device. The compound vibration device comprises a vibration conductive plate and a vibration board, the vibration conductive plate is set to be the first torus, where at least two first rods inside it converge to its center;... Agent: Shenzhen Voxtech Co., Ltd.

20150030187 - Acoustic transducer including airfoil for generating sound: Systems, apparatus, devices, and methods for converting electrical signals into sound using an acoustic transducer. The inventive acoustic transducer utilizes the motion of an airfoil shaped element to generate a sound wave, with the airfoil element being driven in response to an electrical signal input to a suitable driving element.... Agent: Aliphcom

20150030188 - Electronic device: Provided is an electronic device including: a piezoelectric element; a vibration plate to which the piezoelectric element is joined for vibration; and a housing to which the vibration plate is joined. Vibration sound, which is transmitted by vibrating a part of a human body, is generated by the vibration plate.... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150030189 - Electronic device: The content of sound leakage from a vibrating plate that vibrates due to a piezoelectric element is made difficult to recognize. An electronic device (1) according to the present invention includes a piezoelectric element (30) and a vibrating plate (10) that vibrates due to the piezoelectric element (30), the electronic... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150030190 - Hearing assistance device with antenna optimized to reduce head loading: A hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid, includes an antenna for wireless communication. The antenna has one or more conductor dimensions that are approximately optimized for minimizing effects of head loading, which vary among users. In one embodiment, a conductor dimension of the antenna is identified for substantially... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150030191 - Method for operating a hearing device as well as a hearing device: A method for operating a hearing device worn by a hearing device user. The method includes picking up an audio signal (a) by an input transducer of the hearing device. The audio signal (a) includes a source signal (s) of a sound source (SS) and a disturbing signal (d) of... Agent: Phonak Ag

20150030192 - Mixing of in-the-ear microphone and outside-the-ear microphone signals to enhance spatial perception: This document provides a hearing assistance device for playing processed sound inside a wearer's ear canal, the hearing assistance device comprising a first housing, signal processing electronics disposed at least partially within the first housing, a first microphone connected to the first housing, the first microphone adapted for reception of... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150030193 - Circumaural earphone and decorating strap thereof: A circumaural earphone and a decorating strap thereof are provided. The circumaural earphone includes two earphone cups, a main strap, a decorating strap, a photosensitive switch, a power supplier and a light emitter. Two ends of the main strap are connected with the two earphone cups. Two ends of the... Agent: Cotron Corporation

20150030196 - Custom earphone with dome in the canal: An in-ear earphone featuring a housing, an audio output device carried in the housing, a hollow elongated stem formed integral with the housing and a toroidal-shaped ear dome. The stem having a first output end extending therefrom and being audibly coupled at a second input end to the output device.... Agent:

20150030194 - Earpiece system: An earbud adapter or in-ear monitor includes an Ear Interface that fits the human ear and further permits the wearer of these devices to adjust parameters of the fit. In additional aspects, the Ear Interface portion of these devices permits the user to adjust the transmission of ambient sound. The... Agent: Verto Medical Solutions, LLC

20150030195 - In-ear headphone with sound pick-up capability: An in-ear headphone with sound pick-up capability is disclosed. The in-ear headphone includes a pair of ear pieces. Each of the ear pieces includes an ear tip, an audio receiver and an acoustic-to-electric transducer. The ear tip is capable of being inserted into an ear canal. The audio receiver is... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

20150030197 - Audio accessory with improved ear hook and low frequency acoustic performance: A device (400) includes a device hook receiver (503). The device hook receiver defines a port (707) to an acoustic chamber (1103) disposed within the device. An ear hook (403) includes a device hook (502). The device hook attaches to the device hook receiver and at least partially visibly obscures... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150030198 - Vibration sounder: A vibration sounder includes an enclosure having a receiving space, a stator received in the receiving space and a conductive terminal. The stator includes a magnetic yoke formed with a through hole. The mover locates above the stator. The conductive terminal includes an insulative portion received in the through hole... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

20150030199 - Transducer motor structure with enhanced flux: An electro-dynamic loudspeaker transducer's motor structure includes a magnetic circuit having a pole with minimal reluctance that allows the use of larger magnets and thicker front plates, thus generating higher flux density in the voice coil gap. The lower reluctance is achieved by increasing the pole piece's outside diameter at... Agent:

  
01/22/2015 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20150023505 - Method for processing of sound signals: A method for processing audio signals for creating a three dimensional sound environment includes: receiving at least one input signal from at least one sound source; creating a simulated signal at least in part on the basis of the received at least one input signal, the simulated signal representing a... Agent:

20150023506 - Sound generator: A sound generator includes a diaphragm including n sub-diaphragms (n, the amount of the sub-diaphragms); n voice coils corresponding to the sub-diaphragms; a signal source for outputting signals of n channels; n high-pass filters for receiving the signals of n channels and outputting n high frequency signals; n low-pass filters... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

20150023507 - Speaker protection in small form factor devices: An audio engine applies a driving signal to a speaker system, which produces an audio signal. The audio signal is captured by a microphone on the same device and feeds that signal back to the audio engine. After comparing the recorded signal to an expected signal the variance is assessed... Agent:

20150023508 - Apparatus and method for automatic audio system and recovery from unexpected behaviors: An automatic audio recovery system in a mobile device is provided. The system includes one or more status generators and an audio path recovery handler. The one or more status generators are configured to monitor operation of audio path elements within the mobile device, and are configured to detect and... Agent:

20150023509 - Apparatus and method for performing an audio measurement sweep: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for performing an audio measurement is provided. The apparatus includes a controller that is programmed to generate an audio test signal based on a first frequency range that comprises a first noise spectrum, a second frequency range that comprises a second noise spectrum,... Agent:

20150023511 - Method and apparatus to evaluate audio equipment via at least one filter for dynamic distortions and or differential phase and or frequency modulation effects: A testing method or apparatus utilizes a filter or modifier to measure time varying or dynamic harmonic, intermodulation, cross modulation, and or N-Beat or triple distortion from a device. With a stairstep or arbitrary signal and another signal, Nth order harmonic, cross modulation, triple beat, N-Beat, and or intermodulation distortion... Agent:

20150023510 - Sound processing system and sound processing device: Provided is a sound processing system and a sound processing device, which are capable of detecting attachment/detachment of an earphone microphone without adding a signal wire for detection. The sound processing system includes an earphone microphone and a sound processing device. The earphone microphone includes a speaker and a microphone.... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20150023513 - Method and apparatus for monitoring wireless communication in hearing assistance systems: A system collects information on performance of short-range wireless communication in local hearing aid systems. The information is analyzed, for example, to inform local users to adjust the local hearing aid systems, to adjust operational parameters for improving wireless communication in the local hearing aid systems, and/or to improve wireless... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150023512 - Online hearing aid fitting system and methods for non-expert user: Methods and systems of interactive online fitting of a hearing aid by a non-expert consumer without requiring a clinical setup are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes an audio generator for delivering test audio signals at predetermined levels to a non-acoustic input of a programmable hearing aid in-situ, and... Agent: Ihear Medical, Inc.

20150023514 - Method and apparatus for acoustic echo control: Embodiments of method and apparatus for acoustic echo control are described. According to the method, an echo energy-based doubletalk detection is performed to determine whether there is a doubletalk in a microphone signal with reference to a loudspeaker signal. A spectral similarity between spectra of the microphone signal and the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20150023515 - Earphone with noise reduction: The second diaphragm (13) attenuates acoustic signals entering the rear cavity (10) from ambient space (6) at frequencies above the resonance frequency and virtually increases the acoustic compliance of the rear cavity (10) at frequencies below the resonance frequency. The earphone (1, 201, 401, 601) thus behaves as an acoustically... Agent:

20150023517 - Apparatus for providing wireless functionality to an audio playback device: A wireless module for providing wireless transmission of audio to an audio playback apparatus, such as a set of headphones or speakers, is provided. The wireless module may include a wireless transceiver configured for receiving an audio stream, an audio output interface configured for sending an audio output stream, and... Agent:

20150023518 - Apparatus for providing wireless functionality to an audio playback device: A wireless module for providing wireless transmission of audio to an audio playback apparatus, such as a set of headphones or speakers, is provided. The wireless module may include a wireless transceiver configured for receiving an audio stream, an audio output interface configured for sending an audio output stream, and... Agent:

20150023519 - Headphone extension system: In an embodiment, a music playing and listening apparatus comprising at least one speaker, at least one audio input receiver, at least one audio output interface at least one amplifier, and at least one power source.... Agent:

20150023520 - Headset microphone type detect: Embodiments of the invention include methods, apparatus, systems and means for determining a type of microphone button of a headset plugged into a device jack are described. In some embodiments, a type of microphone button or headset is determined from a plurality of button or headset types based on whether... Agent:

20150023516 - System and method for using a headset jack to control electronic device functions: Systems and methods for automatically controlling an electronic device based on whether or not a headset is in a listening position are described. The existing wired stereo headset conductors may be used to provide power to a sensor and hardware subsystem within the headset. In some aspects, a sensor-enabled headset... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150023521 - Audio system: An audio system for reproducing audio signals comprising a signal processor, the signal processor having at least two processing channels and thereby the signal processor being configured to receive at least two separate audio signals and the signal processor configured to automatically select, in dependence upon the identity of each... Agent:

20150023522 - Method for performing announcements in a means of transport: Method for performing announcements in a means of transport that has an announcement device having at least one loudspeaker and an entertainment device, having the following steps: an announcement start signal is sent from the announcement device to the entertainment device at the beginning of an announcement; an interruption to... Agent:

20150023523 - Surface mountable microphone package, a microphone arrangement, a mobile phone and a method for recording microphone signals: A surface mountable microphone package comprises a first microphone and a second microphone. Furthermore, the surface mountable microphone package comprises a first opening for the first microphone and a second opening for the second microphone. The first opening and the second opening are arranged on opposite sides of the surface... Agent:

20150023524 - Directivity control system, directivity control method, sound collection system and sound collection control method: A directivity control system includes: a sound collection unit, configured to collect a sound; a display unit, configured to display a designation screen used to designate a directivity direction oriented from the sound collection unit to a first sound position; a directivity direction calculation unit, configured to calculate a horizontal... Agent:

20150023525 - Dual high and low frequency driver canalphone system: A canalphone system may include a canalphone housing, and a first high frequency driver carried within the canalphone housing. The system may also include a second high frequency driver carried within the canalphone housing where the second high frequency driver is tuned with the first high frequency driver to deliver... Agent:

20150023526 - Process for adjusting the sound volume of a digital sound recording: The present invention relates to a process for adjusting the sound volume of a digital sound recording characterised in that it comprises: a step consisting of determining, in absolute values, for a recording, the maximum amplitude values for sound frequencies audible for the human ear, a step consisting of calculating... Agent:

20150023527 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus that is hermetically sealable without hindering size reduction thereof is provided. An electronic apparatus 1 according to the present invention includes a housing 60 and a panel 10 supported by the housing 60, wherein the panel 10 includes a first joint region attached to the housing 60... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150023528 - Electronic device with bone conduction vibrator: An electronic device of the invention includes: a main body; a screen panel disposed on a surface of the main body and configured to display an image; a frame-shaped cover panel disposed on the surface of the main body to cover an outer periphery of the screen panel; a bone... Agent:

20150023529 - Mems devices, interface circuits, and methods of making thereof: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device includes a first plate, a second plate disposed over the first plate, and a first moveable plate disposed between the first plate and the second plate. The MEMS device further includes a second moveable plate disposed... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20150023531 - Electronic device: According to the present invention, air conduction sound and human body vibration sound (e.g. bone conduction sound) are transmitted to a user without a need for pressing a vibration body itself to an ear. An electronic device 1 of the present invention includes: a panel 10; a housing 60 configured... Agent:

20150023530 - Portable terminal: There is provided a portable terminal capable of acquiring sound information successfully simply by being brought near to or into contact with the ear without the necessity of careful handling. The portable terminal includes at least a vibration member having a first surface exposed to an exterior, a vibration element... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150023532 - Audio playback system: An audio playback system includes a handheld device and a digital stereo set. By the handheld device, a control message is converted into a pulse signal. Moreover, the on/off states of a visible light emitting element are controlled according to first pulse signal, so that a visible light signal is... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.

20150023533 - Orientation-based audio: A method and apparatus for outputting audio based on an orientation of an electronic device, or video shown by the electronic device. The audio may be mapped to a set of speakers using either or both of the device and video orientation to determine which speakers receive certain audio channels.... Agent:

20150023535 - Hearing aid fitting systems and methods using sound segments representing relevant soundscape: Disclosed herein are systems and methods enabling hearing aid fitting by a non-expert consumer. The method in one embodiment involves delivering a sequence of test audio signals corresponding to natural sound segments to a non-acoustic input of a programmable hearing device in-situ, while allowing the consumer to adjust fitting parameters... Agent: Ihear Medical, Inc.

20150023534 - Interactive hearing aid fitting system and methods: Methods and systems of interactive fitting of a hearing aid by a non-expert person without resorting to a clinical setup are disclosed. The system includes an audio generator for delivering test audio signals at predetermined levels to a non-acoustic input of a programmable hearing aid in-situ. The consumer is instructed... Agent: Ihear Medical, Inc.

20150023536 - System for detection of special environments for hearing assistance devices: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for detection of special environments for hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of operating a hearing assistance device for a user. A signal is received from a mobile device, such as a cellular telephone,... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150023537 - Wireless beacon system to identify acoustic environment for hearing assistance devices: A beacon device adapted to wirelessly communicate with a hearing assistance device, the beacon device comprising a sensor to sense a signal related to determination of an acoustic environment, a memory to store information relating to the signal, a processor in communication with the memory and the sensor, the processor... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150023538 - Waterproof acoustic element enclosures and apparatus including the same: A waterproof enclosure for a cochlear implant system or other hearing assistance device includes an outer housing, an inner support in the interior of the outer housing, an acoustic element supported by the inner support, and water-impermeable polymeric protective membrane sealing the interior of the outer housing against water ingress.... Agent:

20150023539 - System and method for embedding conductive traces into hearing assistance device housings: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for embedding a conductive trace for a hearing assistance device housing. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of forming a hearing assistance device housing. The housing is constructed of plastic including a photo conductive dopant, in various... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150023540 - Optical electro-mechanical hearing devices with combined power and signal architectures: An audio signal transmission device includes a first light source and a second light source configured to emit a first wavelength of light and a second wavelength of light, respectively. The first detector and the second detector are configured to receive the first wavelength of light and the second wavelength... Agent:

20150023541 - Ear headphone: The in ear headphone includes a main body, an ear pad and a speaker. The main body includes a first wall and a second wall. The first wall defines a chamber, and the first and second walls collectively define a gap. One end of the gap and one end of... Agent:

20150023543 - Earphone: An earphone includes an earphone housing, a soft plastic piece, a speaker positioned in the earphone housing, and an earphone cable connected to the speaker. The earphone housing includes a first housing and a second housing. The soft plastic piece is positioned between the first housing and the second housing,... Agent:

20150023542 - Earphone microphone: Provided is an earphone microphone capable of outputting sound with good quality and picking up clear sound. The earphone microphone includes a speaker, a microphone, a main body case, and a seal member. The seal member seals between the main body case and user's external acoustic meatus when the earphone... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20150023544 - Vibration system and speaker using the same: A vibration system is disclosed. The vibration system includes a diaphragm and a voice coil that drives the diaphragm to vibrate. The diaphragm includes a fixing part for fixing the voice coil, and a heat sink is disposed on and fixed to the fixing part. A speaker using the vibration... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

20150023545 - Speaker magnetic circuit: A yoke includes a disk-like base end portion and a columnar center pole protruding from a center portion of the base end portion. An annular magnet is arranged on the base end portion. An annular top plate is arranged on the magnet so that an inner circumferential surface thereof is... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

  
01/15/2015 > 48 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150016613 - Spatial angle modulation binaural sound system: A method of inducing a state of consciousness in a listener. The method includes providing first and second sound signals. The first sound signal is provided to one ear of the listener and the second sound signal is provided to the other ear of the listener. The second sound signal... Agent:

20150016614 - Pre-processing of a channelized music signal: A method for pre-processing a channelized music signal to improve perception and appreciation for a hearing prosthesis recipient. In one example, the channelized music signal is a stereo input signal. A device, such as a handheld device, hearing prosthesis, or audio cable, for example, applies a mask to a stereo... Agent:

20150016615 - Audio and location arrangements: In one arrangement, a person's position in a movie auditorium is discerned by detection of audio signals from two or more speakers, and the person is then assigned a role or task in a game based on this discerned location. In another arrangement, a person's current position in a home... Agent:

20150016616 - Method and a device for measuring the amplitude noise and/or phase noise of a signal: A method and a device for determining an amplitude noise and/or phase noise contained within a signal performs a quadrature mixing of the signal containing the amplitude noise and/or the phase noise into the baseband or intermediate-frequency band and an amplitude demodulation downstream of the quadrature mixing in order to... Agent:

20150016617 - Modified mel filter bank structure using spectral characteristics for sound analysis: A system and method for detection of sound of interest amongst plurality of other dynamically varying sounds is disclosed. In one embodiment, a spectrum detector identifies dominant spectrum energy frequency by detecting the dominant spectrum energy band present in spectrum of sound energy. A modified mel filter bank is designed... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20150016618 - Uncomfortable sound pressure evaluation system, uncomfortable sound pressure evaluation apparatus, uncomfortable sound pressure adjustment apparatus, uncomfortable sound pressure evaluation method, and computer program thereof: An exemplary uncomfortable sound pressure evaluation system consecutively presents sound stimulation groups to a user. Each sound stimulation group includes a sound stimulation, and the sound stimulation groups differ in frequency from one another. The system includes: an extraction section configured to extract, for each sound stimulation group, information concerning... Agent:

20150016619 - Apparatus for detecting type of audio interface: An apparatus for detecting a type of an audio interface is disclosed. The apparatus comprises: an audio interface, comprising a pin 3 and a pin 4, in which one of the pin 3 and the pin 4 is configured as a MIC pin of the audio interface, and the other... Agent:

20150016620 - Transducer with motion control: An audio system comprises an electroacoustic transducer (1) with transducer connections (12, 13) to receive an audio signal (AS) in the audio frequency range from a driver circuit (14) and measure means (11) to measure the excursion of a diaphragm (3) of the electro-acoustic transducer (1), wherein a sensor signal... Agent:

20150016621 - Hearing aid tuning system and method: Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for hearing aid tuning.... Agent:

20150016622 - Dereverberation parameter estimation device and method, dereverberation/echo-cancellation parameterestimationdevice,dereverberationdevice,dereverberation/echo-cancellation device, and dereverberation device online conferencing system: In a conventional dereverberation system, when there is a fluctuating reverberation component, it has been difficult to determine, with high accuracy, a linear dereverberation filter for removing a non-fluctuating reverberation component. An algorithm integrating a dereverberation system using a linear filter and a dereverberation system using a non-linear filter includes... Agent:

20150016623 - Active noise cancellation method for enclosed cabins: A Noise Cancellation Process for enclosed cabins is disclosed. According to one embodiment, an input audio source corresponding to sound received from multiple microphones situated equidistantly in both directions in a two dimensional plane, is converted to a digital signal via an analog to digital (A/D) convertor. The A/D converted... Agent: Max Sound Corporation

20150016624 - Audio interface adapter device and audio signal receiving apparatus: An audio interface adapter device and an audio signal receiving apparatus are provided. The audio interface adapter device comprises an audio interface having a pin 1, a pin 2, a pin 3 and a pin 4. The pin 1 and/or the pin 2 is used as an audio pin of... Agent: Tendyron Corporation

20150016625 - Audio processing device: An audio processing device includes an earphone with a microphone, a cord, and a cord holding part, and a main unit connected to the cord. The main unit processes an audio signal sent from the microphone, and the earphone includes a housing that stores the microphone. The housing also includes... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20150016626 - Switching between a directly connected and a networked audio source: Examples include a playback device with an audio information source interface, a network interface, a processor, and data storage with program code, that when executed by the processor, causes the playback device to (a) receive a first analog signal including first audio information from a first audio information source, (b)... Agent:

20150016627 - Engine sound enhancement based on vehicle selected mode: A control system is provided for a vehicle having an engine which transitions between an activated mode and a deactivated mode. The control system includes a vehicle bus transmitting a signal indicating a vehicle selected mode and if the engine is operating in one of the activated mode and the... Agent:

20150016629 - Directional microphone device, acoustic signal processing method, and program: A directional microphone includes: a microphone which generates a first acoustic signal that has sensitivity in a target direction; a microphone which generates a second acoustic signal that has a blind spot in sensitivity in the target direction; a correction unit which multiplies, in a frequency domain, the second acoustic... Agent:

20150016628 - Method and circuitry for direction of arrival estimation using microphone array with a sharp null: A device is configured for identifying a direction of a sound. The device includes a controller comprising circuitry. The circuitry is configured to receive a first output from a first input device and a second output from a second input device. The circuitry is also configured to add a delay... Agent:

20150016630 - Pop-click noise grounding switch design with deep sub-micron cmos technology: A device for grounding pop-click noise may include an output block configured to generate an output signal at an output node. A switch circuit coupled to the output node may be configured to be operable to couple the output node to a ground potential. The switch circuit may include a... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150016631 - Dynamic tail shortening: Systems and methods for reducing the length of music data files having decaying sound patterns are provided. A system and method can include analyzing a music data file including an attack portion and a tail portion. A fadeout range can be associated with the music data file, and a cut... Agent:

20150016632 - Systems and methods for remapping an audio range to a human perceivable range: A system for remapping an audio range to a human perceivable range includes an audio transducer configured to output audio and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive the audio from an audio input, analyze the audio to determine a first audio range, a second audio range,... Agent:

20150016633 - Method and apparatus for multi-stage adaptive volume control: A method and apparatus for adaptively controlling the audio output (122) of a communication device (114) according to the noise characteristics of the receiver listening environment (119). An output volume for the communication device (114) is set by a user (e.g., listener 118). The communication device (114) can intermittently sample... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc.

20150016634 - Circuits for improved audio signal reconstruction: An impedance matched resonant circuit uses inductors coupling an audio source and a speaker array in order to reduce feedback reflection induced by an audio signal traveling from the audio source to the array of speakers. An RC circuit could also be coupled to the positive and negative terminals of... Agent:

20150016635 - Differential microphone and method for driving a differential microphone: A differential microphone with improved biasing and a well defined common mode output voltage is connected to an amplifier that includes a differential amplifier stage and a common mode feedback circuit. The amplifier is in a feedback configuration.... Agent: Epcos Ag

20150016636 - System and method for a microphone amplifier: In accordance with an embodiment, a two-wire microphone includes an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes an amplifier having a power supply connection coupled to a first pin of the integrated circuit and a reference connection coupled to a second pin of the integrated circuit, and an impedance element having... Agent:

20150016637 - Method and apparatus to couple an audio source to a legacy audio system: An audio system including a legacy radio system having a radio and a set of speakers, and an audio selection system electrically coupled between the radio and the set of speakers. The audio selection system is configured to detect a signal containing audio information, with the signal not coming from... Agent:

20150016638 - Isolation of audio transducer: A head-mounted wearable device assembly is provided that includes a bone conduction transducer (BCT) and an elastomeric isolation member that provides acoustic isolation between the BCT and a housing of the head-mounted wearable device assembly. The elastomeric isolation member may be a polyurethane material having a hardness (durometer) on the... Agent:

20150016639 - Miniature speaker: A miniature speaker is disclosed. The miniature speaker includes a frame, a magnetic circuit unit positioned by the frame and forming a magnetic gap, and a vibration unit. The vibration unit includes a vibration plate having a diaphragm including a central portion, a periphery suspending the diaphragm, a suspension surrounding... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

20150016640 - Acoustic generator, acoustic generating device, and electronic device: An acoustic generator according to an aspect of an embodiment includes an exciter, a vibrating body, and a damping member. The exciter receives input of an electric signal and vibrates. The exciter is attached to the vibrating body, and the vibrating body vibrates together with the exciter with vibration of... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20150016641 - Audio processing apparatus: An apparatus comprising: a spatial audio analyser configured to determine, using at least one audio signal, at least one acoustic source; a location determiner configured to determining at least one point of interest location associated with the at least one acoustic source; a trajectory determiner configured to determine a trajectory... Agent:

20150016643 - Apparatus and method for creating proximity sound effects in audio systems: An apparatus for driving loudspeakers of a sound system is provided. The sound system has at least two loudspeakers of a basic system and at least three loudspeakers of a focus system, each of the loudspeakers having a position in an environment. The apparatus has a basic channel provider for... Agent:

20150016642 - Spatial calibration of surround sound systems including listener position estimation: A method for calibrating a surround sound system is disclosed. The method utilizes a microphone array integrated in a front center loudspeaker of the surround sound system or a soundbar facing a listener. Positions of each loudspeaker relative to the microphone array can be estimated by playing a test signal... Agent:

20150016644 - Method and apparatus for hearing assistance in multiple-talker settings: Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for hearing assistance in multiple-talker settings. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of operating a hearing assistance device for a user in an environment. A parameter is sensed relating to facing orientation of a talker in communication... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150016645 - Hearing aid with inductively coupled electromagnetic resonator antenna: A hearing aid includes an antenna for wireless communication with another device. The antenna includes a primary element connected to the circuit of the hearing aid and one or more secondary elements parasitically coupled to the primary element. This antenna configuration substantially increases radiation efficiency when compared to an antenna... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150016646 - Parallel antennas for standard fit hearing assistance devices: An embodiment of a hearing assistance device comprises a housing, a power source, a radio circuit, an antenna and a transmission line. The radio circuit is within the housing and electrically connected to the power source. The antenna has an aperture, and the radio circuit is at least substantially within... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150016647 - Signal processor for a hearing device and method for operating a hearing device: A signal processor for a hearing device with an implantable stimulator having two or more electrodes for emitting electric charge pulses to neural-fibres of an individual. The processor has a signal path comprising an input circuit adapted to receive an acoustic-signal from the surroundings and provide at least one corresponding... Agent:

20150016648 - Acoustically transparent barrier layer to seal audio transducers: Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus for mitigating foreign material buildup for hearing assistance device components. The present subject matter includes a hearing assistance device transducer barrier layer configured to resist accumulation and passage of foreign materials. In various embodiments, the barrier layer includes a membrane that... Agent: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.

20150016649 - Vibration isolation in a bone conduction device: A bone conduction device, including a bone fixture adapted to be fixed to bone, a vibratory element adapted to be attached to the bone fixture and configured to vibrate in response to sound signals, and a vibration isolator adapted to be disposed between the vibratory element and the bone.... Agent:

20150016650 - Audio extension module: Provided is an audio extension module including: a body that is configured to include a first cover that is covered with an image display device and a second cover that is fixed to a wall; an audio output unit that is configured to be built into the body and that... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150016651 - Visual and/or acoustic privacy features: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of visual and/or acoustic privacy features. For example, exemplary embodiments are disclosed that include visual and/or acoustic privacy features for furniture (e.g., office chair, desk, table, cubicle, etc.). The visual and/or acoustic privacy features are movable relative to the user and/or furniture between at least a... Agent:

20150016652 - Sealed speaker system having a pressure vent: A sealed speaker system includes an enclosure and a transducer diaphragm mounted within the enclosure, where an increase in air pressure within the enclosure results in an outward movement of the diaphragm toward an exterior of the enclosure, and a decrease in air pressure within the enclosure results in an... Agent: Harman International Industries, Inc.

20150016654 - Headset with retinal display and integrated computing system: The adjustable headset is an all in one device that includes an adjustable support band, a display system, a first and second ear cover, a computer system, a communications system, and a power source. The adjustable support band connects to each ear cover, with the ear covers being adjacent to... Agent:

20150016653 - Tunable headphone: A tuning headphone is adapted to engage to the user's ear. The tuning headphone includes a perforated frame, a tuning frame and an acoustic generator. The perforated frame comprises a frame annular portion and a frame flat surface. The frame flat surface is arranged at a distal end of the... Agent:

20150016655 - Cable organization assemblies: An electrical wire assembly is described that has a first audio electrical wire and a second audio electrical wire. These audio electrical wires can be encapsulated by a thermo-resistant material. The thermo-resistant material encapsulating the first audio electrical wire can encapsulate a ridge, and the thermo-resistant material encapsulating the second... Agent:

20150016656 - Dual-diaphragm acoustic transducer: A dual-diaphragm acoustic transducer includes a substrate defining an opening, an inner diaphragm and an outer diaphragm concentrically mounted at one same side of the substrate corresponding to the opening of the substrate, and a plurality of elastic supporting members connected between the outer perimeter of the inner diaphragm and... Agent:

20150016657 - Vibrating diaphragm and sounder using the same: A diaphragm and a sounder using the same are disclosed in the present disclosure. The diaphragm includes a suspension portion and a dome assembled with the suspension portion. The dome includes a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer, a middle layer and an adhesive layer, with the middle layer sandwiched between the... Agent: Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20150016659 - Miniature electroacoustic transducer and assembling method thereof: A miniature electroacoustic transducer includes: a metal shell, having the shape of a barrel with one open end; a vibrating system, including a vibrating diaphragm and a voice coil; and a magnetic circuit system, including a concentrating flux plate, a magnet and a magnetic yoke that are sequentially combined together.... Agent: Goertek Inc. A Corporation

20150016658 - Thin speaker structure: A thin speaker structure comprises: a long support frame; a magnetic circuit member; a voice coil; a membrane; wherein the magnetic circuit member and voice coil are rounded and the membrane includes an elliptic surrounding and an elliptic body with a center portion and a peripheral portion; the peripheral portion... Agent: Fortune Grand Technology Inc.

20150016660 - Speaker device, audio visual equipment, mobile information processing apparatus, vehicle, and earphone: A speaker device includes: a magnetic circuit including a plate 1, a magnet 2 having no through-hole, and a yoke 3 forming a magnetic gap; a voice coil 6 disposed in the magnetic gap; a diaphragm 4 directly or indirectly fixed to the voice coil 6; and a magnetic fluid... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

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