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07/21/16
20160212563 
 Audio signal processing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Audio signal processing apparatus
An audio signal processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive input of audio signals of a plurality of channels, an obtaining unit configured to obtain position information of a sound source, a sound field effect sound generating unit configured to generate a sound field effect sound by individually imparting a sound field effect to an audio signal of each of the channels, and a control unit configured to control the sound field effect to be imparted in the sound field effect sound generating unit, based on the position information.. .
Yamaha Corporation


07/21/16
20160212562 
 Processing of multi device audio capture patent thumbnailnew patent Processing of multi device audio capture
It is inter alia disclosed to select, by a first apparatus, one or more recording devices to obtain a set of selected recording devices, or to receive, at the first apparatus, information on a set of one or more selected recording devices. The selected recording devices in the set of selected recording devices are selected from a set of recording devices at least based on relevance levels determined for the recording devices of the set of recording devices.
Nokia Technologies Oy


07/21/16
20160212558 
 Multi-channel wireless microphone system patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-channel wireless microphone system
A multi-channel wireless microphone system. The wireless microphone system has a plurality of diversity antennas with a wide-band noise generator which can be switched on and a plurality of wireless receivers for wirelessly receiving the audio signals sent from a wireless microphone system.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/21/16
20160210982 
 Method and apparatus to enhance speech understanding patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus to enhance speech understanding
A personal mobile communications device, such as a smartphone, which increases the intelligibility of the speaker, is described. The speaker reads a specified text into the personal mobile communications device.
Social Microphone, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210980 
 Pitch filter for audio signals patent thumbnailnew patent Pitch filter for audio signals
In some embodiments, a pitch filter for filtering a preliminary audio signal generated from an audio bitstream is disclosed. The pitch filter has an operating mode selected from one of either: (i) an active mode where the preliminary audio signal is filtered using filtering information to obtain a filtered audio signal, and (ii) an inactive mode where the pitch filter is disabled.
Dolby International Ab


07/21/16
20160209390 
 System and device for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection patent thumbnailnew patent System and device for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection
A computer-implemented system for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection comprising a hardware device with a differential air pressure sensor, a pressure amplifier that amplifies pressure signals generated by the differential air pressure sensor, a microphone, a microphone amplifier that amplifies audio signals generated by the microphone, and a pulse counter that calculates a total event length. The system includes a digital processor that processes the amplified signals from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone and a data radio that generates alerts based on input from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone.
Tracer Technology Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160206962 
 Systems and methods for interactive communication between an object and a smart device patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for interactive communication between an object and a smart device
Methods for interactive communication between an object and a smart device are provided. Signals can be transmitted from the smart device to the object to control movement of a movable part at the object.
Future Of Play Global Limited


07/14/16
20160205486 
 Audio processing system patent thumbnailAudio processing system
An audio processing apparatus is configured to process audio signals from a plurality of sources. The audio processing apparatus may include a digital interface to receive status data indicating a status of at least one source, and an optical output device having a plurality of groups of graphics display areas which are respectively assigned to one of a plurality of audio channels of the audio processing apparatus.
Harman International Industries Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205467 
 Noise-reducing directional microphone array patent thumbnailNoise-reducing directional microphone array
In one embodiment, a directional microphone array having (at least) two microphones generates forward and backward cardioid signals from two (e.g., omnidirectional) microphone signals. An adaptation factor is applied to the backward cardioid signal, and the resulting adjusted backward cardioid signal is subtracted from the forward cardioid signal to generate a (first-order) output audio signal corresponding to a beampattern having no nulls for negative values of the adaptation factor.
Mh Acoustics, Llc


07/14/16
20160205453 
 External speaker/microphone  use with an electrical device for providing audio signals and/or for voice communication patent thumbnailExternal speaker/microphone use with an electrical device for providing audio signals and/or for voice communication
The present invention relates to an external speaker/microphone apparatus for use with an electrical device for providing audio signals and/or for voice communication. The apparatus comprises: one or more speakers and one or more microphones; and a housing that encloses the one or more speakers and the one or more microphones.
Binauric Se


07/14/16
20160203823 

Audio decoder with core decoder and surround decoder


A method performed by an audio decoder for reconstructing n audio channels from an audio signal containing m audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing an encoded audio signal having m audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, the set of spatial parameters including an inter-channel intensity difference parameter and an inter-channel coherence parameter.
Dolby International Ab


07/14/16
20160203822 

Reconstructing audio channels with a fractional delay decorrelator


A method performed by an audio decoder for reconstructing n audio channels from an audio signal containing m audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing an encoded audio signal having m audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, the set of spatial parameters including an inter-channel intensity difference parameter and an inter-channel coherence parameter.
Dolby International Ab


07/14/16
20160202950 

System for managing an avionic communications log


A system for managing a communications log of audio data transmissions received and/or transmitted by an ownship aircraft includes a display screen, a memory operable to store audio signals and data associated with audio data transmissions, and a processor coupled to the display screen and to the memory. The processor determines the transmission frequency and time of receiving each received audio data transmission and creates a plurality of discrete display messages that include text identifying the determined frequency and time of receiving each received audio data transmission.
Garmin International, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199643 

Cochlear implant and an operating method thereof


A cochlear implant is disclosed in an embodiment. The implant includes a signal level detector configured to determine a total signal level of an incoming acoustic signal and a processing unit configured to determine, in accordance with the determined total signal level, an intermediate knee point for each of a plurality of frequency bands.
Oticon Medical A/s


07/07/16
20160198283 

Sound capturing and reproducing sounds originating from a plurality of sound sources


A sound system and method for capturing and reproducing sounds produced by a plurality of sound sources are disclosed. Sounds produced by the plurality of sound sources may be received and converted separately to separate audio signals without mixing the audio signals.
Verax Technologies, Inc.


07/07/16
20160198281 

Method and processing audio signals


To this end, provided are a method for processing an audio signal including: receiving multi-audio signals including multi-channel or multi-object signals; receiving truncated subband filter coefficients for filtering the multi-audio signals, the truncated subband filter coefficients being at least a portion of subband filter coefficients obtained from a binaural room impulse response (brir) filter coefficient for binaural filtering of the multi-audio signals, and the lengths of the truncated subband filter coefficients being determined based on filter order information obtained by at least partially using characteristic information extracted from the corresponding subband filter coefficients; and filtering the subband signal by using the truncated subband filter coefficients corresponding to each subband signal of the multi-audio signals and an apparatus for processing an audio signal using the same.. .

07/07/16
20160198247 

Wireless speaker and system


A wireless audio speaker system that includes a speaker main unit and multiple functions provided by exchangeable accessories is disclosed. The speaker main unit includes a top sleeve and a bottom sleeve that covers the external surface of a more internal enclosure that houses the main unit electronics and circuitry.
Braven Lc


07/07/16
20160196826 

Method and encoding and decoding audio signal


Provided are an apparatus and a method for encoding and decoding audio signals, in which when determining a masking threshold according to a psychoacoustic model, accurate results may be obtained for a short window-based audio signal as well as for a long window-based audio signal. The apparatus for encoding audio signals according to the present invention comprises a masking threshold determining unit configured to determine, on the basis of a frame length of a first window having a divided audio signal, a masking threshold for a second window that has a different frame length from that of the first window..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196100 

Headphones having an attached sound module


Provided is a headphone system, comprising a sound module and a headphone body. The sound module comprises a module attachment interface, a module audio interface, and a controller.
Afc Trident, Inc.


06/30/16
20160192105 

Processing spatially diffuse or large audio objects


Diffuse or spatially large audio objects may be identified for special processing. A decorrelation process may be performed on audio signals corresponding to the large audio objects to produce decorrelated large audio object audio signals.

06/30/16
20160192074 

Method and system for headset with automatic source detection and volume control


An audio headset receives one or more audio signals carrying one or more audio channels and processes the audio channels to generate stereo signals for output to a left and a right speaker of the audio headset. The processing determines a number of the audio channels carried in the received audio signal(s), adjusts level(s) of the audio channels based on the determined number of audio channels and/or adjusts gain and/or phase of the audio channels to control a perceived location of a listener wearing the headset relative to a source of sounds carried in the stereo signals..

06/30/16
20160192073 

Binaural recording for processing audio signals to enable alerts


A wearable device for binaural audio is described. The wearable device includes a feedback mechanism, a microphone, an always on binaural recorder (aobr), and a processor.

06/30/16
20160192056 

Method of operating a computer and computer for a softphone with headset


A computer controller for a plurality of audio devices and audio applications and a method of control is disclosed. An audio subsystem is disclosed allowing multiple applications executed by the computer to exchange audio signals with multiple sound interface devices.

06/30/16
20160191007 

Adaptive loudness levelling digital audio signals in frequency domain


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for adjusting the amplitude of a digital audio signal in the frequency domain to control the perceived loudness of the audio signal at a desired level. In one embodiment, a method first adjusts the audio signal to a desired loudness level by applying an adaptive wideband gain and thereafter a multi-band compression is applied to further reduce a dynamic range of the audio signal, and noise analysis and temporal masking operations are also performed to provide a pleasant sound for a listener or listeners..

06/30/16
20160189723 

Reconstructing audio signals with multiple decorrelation techniques


A method performed in an audio decoder for decoding m encoded audio channels representing n audio channels is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bitstream containing the m encoded audio channels and a set of spatial parameters, decoding the m encoded audio channels, and extracting the set of spatial parameters from the bitstream.

06/30/16
20160189716 

Speech recognition wake-up of a handheld portable electronic device


A system and method for parallel speech recognition processing of multiple audio signals produced by multiple microphones in a handheld portable electronic device. In one embodiment, a primary processor transitions to a power-saving mode while an auxiliary processor remains active.

06/30/16
20160189713 

Apparatus and automatically creating and recording minutes of meeting


An electronic apparatus for automatically acquiring and revising minutes of a meeting and a method thereof includes the steps of identifying one or more speakers from audio signals which are recorded during a meeting, based on pre-sampled audio signals and a voice feature table stored in a non-transitory storage medium. The audio signals are converted to text and divided into paragraphs, one paragraph being attributable to one speaker, and each speaker has a given user name.

06/30/16
20160188639 

Content metadata directory services


audio signals are processed in a distributed reader and metadata routing system to provide metadata responses to mobile application programs. A routing system registers identifiers for different content id schema.

06/30/16
20160185317 

Vehicle child safety device (vcsd)


A vehicle safety child device to detect a child left unattended in a vehicle may include a circuit to receive a location signal from a satellite; a circuit to receive audio signals from the interior of a vehicle; a circuit to connect to a control circuit of the vehicle; and a cellular circuit to activate a cellular signal to a cellular antenna. An alarm is activated when the audio signal exceeds a predetermined level..

06/30/16
20160185298 

Interior rearview mirror system for vehicle


An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly comprising a mirror head. The mirror head includes a first microphone operable to generate a first audio signal and a second microphone operable to generate a second audio signal.

06/23/16
20160183027 

Method for processing of sound signals


A method for processing audio signals for creating a three dimensional sound environment comprises: receiving at least one input signal from at least one sound source; creating a simulated signal at least partly based on the received at least one input signal, the simulated signal representing a simulation of at least one input signal reflecting from the ground or a floor; and creating an output signal at least partly on the basis of the simulated signal and the at least one received input signal, the output signal comprising a plurality of audio channels; at least two channels of the audio channels of the output signal representing signals for sound transducers above a listener's ear level at a nominal listening position, and at least two channels of the audio channels of the output signal representing signals for sound transducers below a listener's ear level at a nominal listening position.. .

06/23/16
20160183024 

Method and providing virtual audio reproduction


A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to permit audio signals to provide additional information to a user regarding the distance to the source of the audio signals, thereby increasing a user's situational awareness. In the context of a method, a distance and a direction from a user to an object are determined.

06/23/16
20160182964 

System and listening to teams in a race event


A computer-implemented method and system allows a remote computer user to listen to teams in a race event. The method includes receiving audio signals from a plurality of audio sources at the race event; transmitting at least some of the audio signals to a remote computer; and filtering the audio signals as a function of the source of at least some of the audio signals so that at least some of the audio signals are not played by the remote computer and heard by the user..

06/23/16
20160182865 

Electronic handheld audio/video receiver and listening/viewing device


A handheld device in an audio and video system including a system for receiving and processing video and/or audio signals, a system for displaying a virtual image to a user, and a system for producing sounds audible to a user. The handheld device also incorporates a shroud to block ambient light when the handheld unit is engaged with the user's face.

06/23/16
20160182799 

Audio processing based upon camera selection


A method including generating respective audio signals from microphones of an apparatus; determining which camera(s) of a plurality of cameras of the apparatus has been selected for use; and based upon the determined camera(s) selected for use, selecting an audio processing mode for at least one of the respective audio signals to be processed, where the audio processing mode at least partially automatically adjusts the at least one respective audio signals based upon the determined camera(s) selected for use.. .

06/23/16
20160180865 

Video-based sound source separation


A sound source separation method comprising the steps of determining at least one location of at least one sound source based on video data, determining initial estimates of at least two parameters characterizing an audio signal emitted by said sound source, said initial estimates being determined based on said at least one location, performing an expectation-maximization method for determining final estimates of said parameters, and separating the audio signal from a combination of audio signals based on said final estimates of said parameters.. .

06/23/16
20160180859 

Audio signal processing circuit


An audio signal processing circuit includes a first obtaining unit, a regulation unit, a second obtaining unit, and a synthesis unit. The first obtaining unit obtains high-frequency audio signals from original audio signals.

06/23/16
20160180838 

User specified keyword spotting using long short term memory neural network feature extractor


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for recognizing keywords using a long short term memory neural network. One of the methods includes receiving, by a device for each of multiple variable length enrollment audio signals, a respective plurality of enrollment feature vectors that represent features of the respective variable length enrollment audio signal, processing each of the plurality of enrollment feature vectors using a long short term memory (lstm) neural network to generate a respective enrollment lstm output vector for each enrollment feature vector, and generating, for the respective variable length enrollment audio signal, a template fixed length representation for use in determining whether another audio signal encodes another spoken utterance of the enrollment phrase by combining at most a quantity k of the enrollment lstm output vectors for the enrollment audio signal..

06/23/16
20160175590 

Connectorized cochlear implant systems


An exemplary system includes 1) a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient and including cochlear implant circuitry configured to apply electrical stimulation representative of one or more audio signals to the patient, 2) a first connector assembly coupled to the cochlear implant module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the first connector assembly including a first induction coil, 3) an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, and 4) a second connector assembly coupled to the implantable module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the second connector assembly including a second induction coil. The first connector assembly may be configured to be removably connected to the second connector assembly in order to facilitate inductive transfer of power between the first induction coil and the second induction coil.

06/16/16
20160174008 

Method for rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels and rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels


Multi-channel audio content is mixed for a particular loudspeaker setup. However, a consumer's audio setup is very likely to use a different placement of speakers.
Thomson Licensing


06/16/16
20160173980 

Solid state relay circuit arrangement for audio signals and switching system


A solid state relay circuit arrangement for audio signals is described, of the type comprising a first mosfet and a second mosfet in a back-to-back configuration, adapted to receive an input signal on the source electrode of the first mosfet and to take the output signal on the source electrode of the second mosfet, with a driving voltage being applied to the gate electrodes of said first mosfet and second mosfet, apt to change, on the basis of its value, the operational state of said first mosfet and second mosfet, according to the invention, each of said first mosfet and second mosfet includes a respective bypass capacitor arranged between its source electrode and its gate electrode, having such a capacitance value to determine a bypass path for the input signal from the source electrode to the gate electrode in the operating frequency range of said input signal.. .
Magneti Marelli S.p.a.


06/16/16
20160173978 

Audio signal processing method and apparatus and differential beamforming method and apparatus


An audio signal processing method and apparatus and a differential beamforming method and apparatus to resolve a problem that an existing audio signal processing system cannot process audio signals in multiple application scenarios at the same time. The method includes determining a super-directional differential beamforming weighting coefficient, acquiring an audio input signal and determining a current application scenario and an audio output signal, acquiring, a weighting coefficient corresponding to the current application scenario, performing super-directional differential beamforming processing on the audio input signal using the acquired weighting coefficient in order to obtain a super-directional differential beamforming signal in the current application scenario, and performing processing on the formed signal to obtain a final audio signal required by the current application scenario.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172079 

Use of a cable for the transmission of audio signals


According to the invention, a cable (10) is used to transmit audio signals, in particular analogue audio signals. Said cable comprises at least two conductors (12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4), a first connection piece on a first end of the cable (10) for connecting the cable (10) to a first device and a second connection piece on a second end of the cable (10) for connecting the cable (10) to a second device.

06/16/16
20160171966 

Active noise cancelling device and actively cancelling acoustic noise


An active noise cancelling device including a sensor configured to convert acoustic signals into first audio signals and a speaker acoustically coupled to the sensor a control stage is configured to control the speaker based on the first audio signals to cause the speaker to produce cancelling acoustic waves that tend to suppress acoustic noise components in the acoustic signals. The control stage includes sigma-delta modulator digital filters..
Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) R&d Co. Ltd


06/16/16
20160170707 

Method and controlling audio output


A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to enhance the experience of a user of a computing device, such as a computing device having a plurality of speakers. In the context of a method, content is caused to be presented upon the display.
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/09/16
20160165373 

Wireless audio transmission system, in particular wireless microphone system


A wireless audio transmission system which has at least one wireless transmitter for the wireless transmission of a detected audio signal as a first audio signal by way of a first wireless transmission path. The wireless audio transmission system further has at least one in-ear monitor unit for directly receiving the first audio signal and for receiving a second audio signal.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg


06/09/16
20160165357 

Dual-element mems microphone for mechanical vibration noise cancellation


Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for minimizing mechanical-vibration-induced noise in audio signals. In one aspect, a microphone is disclosed that includes a first backplate, a first diaphragm, a second backplate, and a second diaphragm.
Google Inc.


06/09/16
20160165343 

Wireless connection and control wireless sound box and system thereof


A wireless connection and control method for wireless sound box and system thereof, comprising a control application installed in a mobile electronic device and a wireless sound box, such that, when a user starts the control application of the mobile electronic device, it is possible to input control instructions via an operation interface. Following this, the control application converts the transmission packet data represented by the control instruction into audio signals hardly interfered by human voice and perceptible by human ears in order to constitute an encrypted audio.
Jazz Hipster Corporation


06/09/16
20160163329 

Method and managing audio signals


A method comprising: detect a first acoustic signal by using a microphone array; detecting a first angle associated with a first incident direction of the first acoustic signal; and storing, in a memory, a representation of the first acoustic signal and a representation of the first angle.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163326 

Pitch filter for audio signals


In some embodiments, a pitch filter for filtering a preliminary audio signal generated from an audio bitstream is disclosed. The pitch filter has an operating mode selected from one of either: (i) an active mode where the preliminary audio signal is filtered using filtering information to obtain a filtered audio signal, and (ii) an inactive mode where the pitch filter is disabled.
Dolby International Ab


06/02/16
20160155455 

A shared audio scene apparatus


An apparatus comprising: an input configured to select at least two audio signals; a classifier configured to segment the at least two audio signals based on at least two defined class definitions; a class segment analyser configured to determine a difference measure between at least a pair of common class segments from the at least two audio signals using a class based analyser; and a difference analyser configured to determine the at least two audio signal common class segments are within a common event space based on the difference measure.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/02/16
20160155452 

Method for siren detection based on audio samples


The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses that enable an apparatus to identify sounds from short samples of audio. The apparatus may capture an audio sample and create several audio signals of different lengths, each containing audio from the captured audio sample.
Google Inc.


06/02/16
20160155448 

Enhanced sound field coding using parametric component generation


The present document relates to multichannel audio coding and more precisely to techniques for discrete multichannel audio encoding and decoding. In particular, the present document relates to systems and method for coding soundfields.
Dolby International Ab


06/02/16
20160155447 

Bitstream syntax for spatial voice coding


An encoding system (100) encodes a first (e1) and further (e2, e3) audio signals as a layered bitstream (b), wherein a quantizer for each frequency band of each signal is selected using a rate allocation rule based on signal-specific rate allocation data, a spectral envelope of the signal and a reference level (enve1max), which is determined based on the spectral envelope of the first signal and is not necessarily included in the bitstream. Further disclosed is a decoding system for reconstructing the audio signals based on the bitstream.
Dolby International Ab


06/02/16
20160154623 

Interactive sound reproducing


An audio system attachable to a computer includes a sound reproduction device for producing audible sound from audio signals. The sound reproduction device includes a radio tuner and a powered speaker.
Bose Corporation


05/26/16
20160150575 

Point-to-point ad hoc voice communication


A wireless communication device establishes voice communication between a supported user and a selected remote device supporting another user via a point-to-point wireless ad hoc network link. The device selects a particular remote device, establishes an ad hoc network link with the selected remote device, and communicates voice communication signals with the selected remote device.
Apple Inc.


05/26/16
20160150347 

Bass management for audio rendering


Improved methods and devices for processing low-frequency audio data are provided. A bass extraction process may involve applying low-pass filters to received audio object signals, to produce extracted low-frequency audio signals.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


05/26/16
20160150318 

Mechanically actuated panel acoustic system


An electronic device whose enclosure or housing panel is used as part of an acoustic system is described. The panel is divided into several sub-panels.
Apple Inc.


05/26/16
20160150129 

Audio/video synchronization using a device with camera and microphone


Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for performing a calibration process for synchronizing audio signals with video signals. The calibration process may be performed between one or more devices of an entertainment system and a handheld device.
Branch Media Labs, Inc.


05/26/16
20160149607 

Protection case for mobile communication device


A protection case for a mobile communication device includes a main body for receiving the mobile communication device, a main circuit board with an amplifier installed thereon, and a vibrator electrically connected to the amplifier. The amplifier comprises audio signal input terminals for receiving audio signals from the mobile communication device, and audio signal output terminals for outputting the audio signals which are amplified by the amplifier to the vibrator; the vibrator is driven to vibrate in accordance with the audio signals output by the amplifier..
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148622 

Audio signal coding method and apparatus


The present invention relates to an audio signal coding method and apparatus. The method includes: categorizing audio signals into high-frequency audio signals and low-frequency audio signals; coding the low-frequency audio signals by using a corresponding low-frequency coding manner according to characteristics of low-frequency audio signals; and selecting a bandwidth extension mode to code the high-frequency audio signals according to the low-frequency coding manner and/or characteristics of the audio signals..
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.


05/26/16
20160148618 

Packet loss concealment apparatus and method, and audio processing system


The present application relates to packet loss concealment apparatus and method, and audio processing system. According to an embodiment, the packet loss concealment apparatus is provided for concealing packet losses in a stream of audio packets, each audio packet comprising at least one audio frame in transmission format comprising at least one monaural component and at least one spatial component.
Dolby International Ab


05/19/16
20160142852 

Sound system for establishing a sound zone


A system and method for acoustically reproducing q electrical audio signals and establishing n sound zones is provided. Reception sound signals occur that provide an individual pattern of the reproduced and transmitted q electrical audio signals.
Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh


05/19/16
20160142850 

Apparatus and efficient object metadata coding


An apparatus for generating one or more audio channels is provided. The apparatus includes a metadata decoder for receiving one or more compressed metadata signals.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


05/19/16
20160142845 

Multi-channel audio decoder, multi-channel audio encoder, methods and computer program using a residual-signal-based adjustment of a contribution of a decorrelated signal


A multi-channel audio decoder for providing at least two output audio signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to perform a weighted combination of a downmix signal, a decorrelated signal and a residual signal, to obtain one of the output audio signals. The multi-channel audio decoder is configured to determine a weight describing a contribution of the decorrelated signal in the weighted combination in dependence on the residual signal.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


05/19/16
20160142842 

Audio signal processing device


An audio signal processing device, including: input ports; channels; a first input patch to patch one of the input ports to one of the channels; a second input patch to patch one of the input ports to one of the input channels, wherein whether switching is enabled or disabled is set for each channel; and a mode selector to select a first mode or a second mode, wherein, in the first mode, the one input channel receives audio signals of the one input port patched in the first input patch, and wherein, in the second mode, the one channel set to be enabled receives audio signals of the one input port patched in the second input patch while the one channel set to be disabled receives audio signals of the one input port patched in the first input patch.. .
Yamaha Corporation


05/19/16
20160142810 

Remote ground sensing for reduced crosstalk of headset and microphone audio signals


Apparatus and methods for reducing crosstalk in personal audio equipment are provided. In an example, a method to reduce headset audio crosstalk can include applying a first signal to a first speaker channel of a headset, coupling a second speaker channel to a first input of a comparator of a crosstalk compensation circuit using a first switch of the crosstalk compensation circuit, the switch and detect circuit including the crosstalk compensation circuit, coupling a first resistor divider to a second input of the comparator using a second switch of the crosstalk compensation circuit, and adjusting a resistance setting of the first resistor divider from an initial setting using an output of the comparator..
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation


05/19/16
20160142801 

Flexible electroacoustic apparatus and wearable electronic product capable of processing audio signals using the same


The present invention provides a flexible electroacoustic apparatus. The flexible electroacoustic apparatus includes one or more flexible electroacoustic units.
Aptos Technology Inc.


05/19/16
20160142538 

Method for compensating for hearing loss in a telephone system and in a mobile telephone apparatus


The method makes it possible to extend functional possibilities, and to increase sound quality and the intelligibility of speech in mobile telephone apparatuses and communication systems for hearing-impaired subscribers. The personalized audio signals for hearing-impaired users are generated on the basis of attributes thereof received from audiograms—frequency characteristics of the hearing of the hearing-impaired user stored in a database on the server of the communications network and linked to the telephone numbers of hearing-impaired users.
Mecatherm


05/19/16
20160142165 

Mixing console


A mixing console includes: a plurality of operating regions provided by dividing an operation panel of the mixing console into a plurality of regions, wherein a plurality of channels are allocated to each of the plurality of operating regions. Each of the operating regions includes each of channel selectors, respectively.
Yamaha Corporation


05/19/16
20160140947 

Apparatus, method, and computer program for adjustable noise cancellation


From inputs received at one or more processors, a background audio signal representing background sound is separated from a primary audio signal. The primary audio signal is output with the background audio signal or an altered version thereof according to a user selection between noise cancellation and ambient sound reproduction.
Nokia Technologies Oy


05/19/16
20160136425 

System and neural hearing stimulation


A system for stimulation of a patient's ipsilateral cochlea, having at least two spaced apart patient-worn microphones for providing first and second audio signals from ambient sound; a sound processor for generating an ipsilateral auditory nerve stimulation signal in a plurality of output channels from at least one of the input audio signals; and a stimulation assembly for being implanted within the ipsilateral cochlea and having a plurality of stimulation channels for ipsilateral stimulation of the patient's hearing according to the ipsilateral auditory nerve stimulation signal. The sound processor comprising a doa unit for determining periodically a main direction of incidence of ambient sound from a sound source by analyzing the first and second audio signals, and a directional information coding unit for coding information concerning the determined main direction of incidence in the ipsilateral auditory nerve stimulation signal in manner to enable the patient to localize the sound source..
Advanced Bionics Ag


05/12/16
20160134980 

Methods and processing audio signals


Various methods and apparatus for processing audio signals are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly.
Sonitus Medical, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134979 

Wireless sound transmission system and method


A system for providing sound to at least one user, with at least one audio signal source, a digital transmission unit applying a digital modulation scheme to transmit an audio signal via a wireless digital audio link; at least one receiver unit for receiving audio signals from the transmission unit, and an arrangement for stimulating the hearing of the user(s), the transmission unit transmitting each audio data packet according to an adaptive frequency hopping scheme and has a channel traffic detection unit for measuring the power in each channel of a monitored channel set and providing a channel traffic value for each channel based on the measured power, an interference detection unit for analyzing and deciding whether static interference is present, and determining the channel corresponding to the peak channel traffic, and a channel blanking unit for temporarily removing at least the channel corresponding to the peak channel.. .
Sonova Ag


05/12/16
20160134581 

Apparatus and providing messages in a social network


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server including a controller to receive audio signals and content identification information from a media processor, generate text representing a voice message based on the audio signals, determine an identity of media content based on the content identification information, generate an enhanced message having text and additional content where the additional content is obtained by the controller based on the identity of the media content, and transmit the enhanced message to the media processor for presentation on the display device, where the enhanced message is accessible by one or more communication devices that are associated with a social network and remote from the media processor. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


05/12/16
20160133260 

Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, and program


An identification information generation unit determines whether or not an audio signal is to be encoded on the basis of the audio signal, and generates identification information indicating the determination result. An encoding unit encodes only audio signals determined to be encoded.

05/12/16
20160133135 

Light-sound warning system for participants in road traffic


Light-sound warning system of all participants in road traffic is disclosed which solves the problem of safe and reliable signaling of a pedestrian on the road. A driver who saw a pedestrian on the road activates the switch which transmits the information to other vehicles via radio signals, and signals to pedestrians with light and audio signals that there is a vehicle approaching.

05/12/16
20160129215 

Method of training a living body to not react to substances


A method of conditioning a living body of a patient to associate the unconditioned stimulus (us) of decreased sympathetic nerve activity sna) with the conditioned stimulus (cs) of a representation of an offending agent to cease or reduce defensive reactions or symptoms. The us involves non-invasive, transcutaneous sensory stimulation of the sympathetic ganglia, which is paired with the cs of digital audio representations of offending substances to modify pathologically conditioned.

05/05/16
20160128167 

Method and system for wireless music-modulated lighting using led lighting devices


The present disclosure provides a wireless music-modulated lighting method using led lighting devices and a system thereof. The system comprises a main led lighting device including a power drive module, a wireless rf module and a wireless audio module; and secondary led lighting devices including a power drive module and a wireless audio module; a wireless router and a smart terminal.
Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127830 

Self-powered audio speaker having socket for audio data receiver


Embodiments of the invention include a speaker system having the ability to accommodate one or more transmission protocols as well as multiple upgrade paths. One or more replaceable cards sit in a socket or bus system.
Slotius, Llc


05/05/16
20160127441 

Application level audio connection and streaming


Systems and methods disclosed herein may include receiving from an audio application running on the computing device, a selection of a multimedia endpoint device. The multimedia endpoint device may be connected with the audio application in response to a request from the audio application.
Microsoft Corporation


05/05/16
20160125890 

Method for encoding audio signals, encoding audio signals, decoding audio signals and decoding audio signals


The invention introduces a new concept for hierarchical coding of hoa content. A method for encoding a hierarchical audio bitstream comprises rendering a hoa input signal to surround sound, encoding the surround sound for a base layer output signal, decoding the encoded surround sound to obtain a reconstructed surround sound signal, performing dimensionality reduction on the received hoa input signal, calculating a residual between the dimensionality-reduced hoa signal and the reconstructed surround sound signal, encoding the residual signal, and multiplexing structural information about the hoa input signal, the encoded residuals and the encoded surround sound into a bitstream to obtain a hierarchical audio bitstream..
Thomson Licensing


04/28/16
20160119737 

Arrangement and reproducing audio data of an acoustic scene


An arrangement, for reproducing audio data of an acoustic scene, adapted for generating audio signals for at least a first and a second headphone channel of a headphone assembly, the audio signals corresponding to at least one audio object and/or sound source in the acoustic scene comprising at least one given close range and at least one given distant range arranged around a listener, the arrangement comprising a first headphone channel; a second headphone channel; a basic channel provider comprising at least a basic system adapted for reproducing audio signals corresponding to at least one audio object and/or sound source arranged in at least one distant range; a proximity channel provider comprising at least a proximity system adapted for reproducing audio signals corresponding to at least one audio object and/or sound source arranged in at least one close range.. .
Barco Nv


04/28/16
20160119729 

System and a redundant real-time wireless receiver network


Embodiments relate to a system and a method for a redundant real-time wireless receiver network. A remote digital antenna digital receiver (“rdadr”) is coupled to multiple remote digital antenna (“rdas”).
Line 6, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119704 

Mri compatible headset


A wireless headset capable of receiving audio signals transmitted wirelessly and compatible for use in an mri scanner is disclosed. The headset includes a first wireless module connected to the first earphone and a second wireless module connected to the second earphone.
Neocoil, Llc




Audio Signals topics: Audio Signals, Signal Processing, Multimedia, Ip Address, Ip Multimedia Subsystem, Multimedia Device, Feedback Signal, Formatting, Audio Signal Processing, Electronic Device, Cell Phone, Instruments, Control Bus, Electrical Signal

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