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System and method for real-time synthesis and performance enhancement of audio/video data, noise cancellation, and…

System and method for real-time synthesis and performance enhancement of audio/video data, noise cancellation, and…

Method and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system

Method and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system

Method and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system

System for audio signal rebroadcasting from a t.v. set

Date/App# patent app List of recent Audio Signals-related patents
10/09/14
20140303985
 Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals
Provided are an audio encoding method and apparatus and an audio decoding method and apparatus in which audio signals can be encoded or decoded so that sound images can be localized at any desired position for each object audio signal. The audio decoding method generating a third downmix signal by combining a first downmix signal extracted from a first audio signal and a second downmix signal extracted from a second audio signal; generating third object-based side information by combining first object-based side information extracted from the first audio signal and second object-based side information extracted from the second audio signal; converting the third object-based side information into channel-based side information; and generating a multi-channel audio signal using the third downmix signal and the channel-based side information..
10/09/14
20140303807
 System and method for real-time synthesis and performance enhancement of audio/video data, noise cancellation, and gesture based user interfaces in a vehicular environment patent thumbnailSystem and method for real-time synthesis and performance enhancement of audio/video data, noise cancellation, and gesture based user interfaces in a vehicular environment
A method includes establishing communication channels between an on-board unit (obu) of a vehicle and a plurality of nodes, tagging each of a plurality of data from the plurality of nodes with a priority level, storing the plurality of data in a priority queue according to respective priority levels, selecting a medium to present a first data of the plurality of data to a user, and presenting the first data to the user via the medium. In the method, the plurality of nodes includes a remote node and an in-vehicle device.
10/09/14
20140301575
 Method and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system
Efficiency for mixing audio signals from one or more portable user devices in an audio system employing a number of docking station is achieved by a docking station that includes a controller for detecting the presence of an activated mixer associated with another docking station in the system. The controller activates its associated mixer when no activated mixer associated with another docking host in the system is detected.
10/09/14
20140300828
 System for audio signal rebroadcasting from a t.v. set patent thumbnailSystem for audio signal rebroadcasting from a t.v. set
A remote audio rebroadcasting and monitoring system has been disclosed which consists of a transmitter device and one or more remote wireless broadcast receiver devices. An audio input signal is extracted from an external universal output port integrated with a t.v.
10/09/14
20140300820
 Embedded audio routing switcher patent thumbnailEmbedded audio routing switcher
An apparatus includes a separator for selectively separating audio from input signals including video with audio, a switcher for selectively transferring the input signals to at least one output, a multiplexed path for sending the separated audio signal to the at least one output, the at least one output being configured for selectively directing the input signals and separated audio signals.. .
10/02/14
20140297294
 Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals patent thumbnailMethods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals
An audio decoding method and apparatus and an audio encoding method and apparatus which can efficiently process object-based audio signals are provided. The audio decoding method includes receiving a downmix signal and object-based side information, the downmix signal comprising at least two downmix channel signals; extracting gain information from the object-based side information and generating modification information for modifying the downmix channel signals on a channel-by-channel basis based on the gain information; and modifying the downmix channel signals by applying the modification information to the downmix channel signals..
10/02/14
20140293095
 Image capturing apparatus, signal processing apparatus and method patent thumbnailImage capturing apparatus, signal processing apparatus and method
A signal processing apparatus reduces noise by generating an interpolated signal for a noise-containing period using audio signals in periods before and after the noise-containing period, and replacing an audio signal in the noise-containing period with the interpolated signal. Here, the signal processing apparatus determines whether a phoneme is the same or different between before and after the noise-containing period, and controls a method for generating the interpolated signal in accordance with a result of the determination..
09/25/14
20140288925
 Bandwidth extension of audio signals patent thumbnailBandwidth extension of audio signals
Audio decoder and method therein for supporting bandwidth extension (bwe) of a received signal. The method involves receiving a first signal representing the lower frequency spectrum of a segment of an original audio signal; receiving a second signal, being a bwe signal, representing a higher frequency spectrum of the segment of the original audio signal.
09/25/14
20140286522
 Audio output module for use in artifical voice system patent thumbnailAudio output module for use in artifical voice system
The invention disclosed is an improved audio output module for use with an artificial voice generation device, having a housing separated into a sound system chamber, an interface chamber, and a power source chamber. The interface and power source chambers may be combined.
09/25/14
20140286502
 Audio playback system and method used in handheld electronic device patent thumbnailAudio playback system and method used in handheld electronic device
An audio playback system used in a handheld electronic device is provided. The audio playback system comprises an audio interface, a control module, an audio processing module and at least two audio playback modules.
09/25/14
20140285714
Portable electronic device and display method
A portable electronic device includes an earphone jack, a display, a video card, a switch, a conversion module, and a transmission module. The video card converts digital video signals into analog video signals and sends the analog video signals to the display.
09/25/14
20140285312
Audio mixing based upon playing device location
A method including determining location of at least one second device relative to a first device, where at least two of the devices are configured to play audio sounds based upon audio signals; and mixing at least two of the audio signals based, at least partially, upon the determined location(s).. .
09/18/14
20140282663
Methods and apparatus to detect spillover in an audience monitoring system
Methods and apparatus to detect spillover in an audience monitoring system are disclosed. An example method includes sampling a first audio signal from a first source received by a first microphone; sampling a second audio signal received by a second microphone from the first source, wherein the second microphone is separated from the first microphone by a first distance; calculating an origin direction of the first source based on a time difference between receipt of the first and second audio signals; when the origin direction is within a threshold angle, retaining the media associated with the first source; and when the origin direction exceeds the threshold angle, ignoring the media associated with the first source.
09/18/14
20140278438
Providing content on multiple devices
Techniques for receiving a voice command from a user and, in response, providing audible content to the user using a first device and providing visual content for the user using a second device. In some instances, the first device includes a microphone for generating audio signals that include user speech, as well as a speaker for outputting audible content in response to identified voice commands from the speech.
09/18/14
20140278392
Method and apparatus for pre-processing audio signals
The disclosure is directed to pre-processing audio signals. In one implementation, an electronic device receives an audio signal that has audio information, obtains auxiliary information (such as location, velocity, direction, light, proximity of objects, and temperature), and determines, based on the audio information and the auxiliary information, a type of audio environment in which the electronic device is operating.
09/18/14
20140278386
Methods and systems for automatic enablement or disablement of noise reduction within a communication device
The invention automatically enables and disables noise reduction based on a noise threshold. This threshold can be pre-defined by a user for a particular machine or can be defined “on the fly” before/during a telephonic conversation.
09/18/14
20140278385
Noise cancelling microphone apparatus
Example embodiments include a method of reducing noise include forming a main signal and one or more reference signals at a beam-former based on at least two received audio signals, detecting voice activity at a voice activity detector, where the voice activity detector receives the main and reference signals and outputting a desired voice activity signal, adaptively cancelling noise at an adaptive noise canceller, where the adaptive noise canceller receives the main, reference, and desired voice activity signals and outputs an adaptive noise cancellation signal, and reducing noise at a noise reducer receiving the desired voice activity and adaptive noise cancellation signals and outputting a desired speech signal.. .
09/18/14
20140273723
Audio animation system
In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a system for rendering audio animation, the system comprising: two or more non-biotic figures; an audio player, having two or more audio sources correspondingly to the two or more non-biotic figures, for simultaneously playing the audio signals associated with the two or more non-biotic figures; and two or more speaker units corresponding to the two or more audio sources. The system may further comprise means for wireless transmission of the audio signal of at least one of the audio sources to a remote speaker unit thereof.
09/18/14
20140270307
Ultra-slim speaker structure
A ultra-slim includes bass, alto membranes and acoustical element, where a surrounding embossed pattern is configured on a location adjacent to the rim of the bass membrane to form a dangling edge, and a frame stopping portion formed by a step is disposed on the center thereof. Whereby, a groove formed by a step is disposed on the center of alto membrane, and the acoustical element is formed by stacking a plurality of ceramic material layers together, thereby mounting the acoustical element on the alto membrane, and then lodging the alto membrane in the inner edge of the frame stopping element of the bass membrane to construct a thinned speaker in which sound is guided out through the bass and alto membranes after audio signals are received, capable of the application thereof to thinned products such as ipad, iphone, cellular phones or notebook computers..
09/18/14
20140270305
Portable electronic device directed audio system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically providing audio output information to one or more portions of a portable electronic device to be outputted from said portable electronic device via one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals; and electronically outputting, said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals to be demodulated into one or more acoustic audio signals containing one or more portions of said audio output information at one or more locations spaced from said portable electronic device based at least in part according to said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals and based at least in part according to one or more portable electronic device ultrasonic emitter arrangements. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140270264
Multifuctional led device and a multifunctional speaker system
Embodiments consistent with the present disclosure provide a multifunctional led device and a multifunctional speaker system. The multifunctional led device includes a power supply unit configured to supply power; a control unit configured to process audio signals and control signals; a speaker configured to play audio signals, an audio power amplifier configured to drive the speaker, a wireless transceiver configured to receive and send data, and an led lighting unit.
09/18/14
20140270245
Polyhedral audio system based on at least second-order eigenbeams
A microphone array-based audio system that supports representations of auditory scenes using second-order (or higher) harmonic expansions based on the audio signals generated by the microphone array. In one embodiment, a plurality of audio sensors are mounted on the surface of an acoustically rigid polyhedron that approximates a sphere.
09/18/14
20140270242
Feedback mechanism for boost-on-demand amplifiers
A method and an amplifier for amplifying audio signals include a signal processor for processing incoming audio samples in preparation for amplification by an electronic amplifier circuit. A voltage is received from a power supply.
09/18/14
20140270240
Boost-on-demand amplifier
A method and an amplifier for amplifying audio signals receive and process an incoming audio sample in preparation for amplification by an electronic amplifier circuit. A boost supply circuit receives a voltage from a power supply.
09/18/14
20140270237
Multifunctional wireless led device and a multifunctional wireless speaker system
A multifunctional led device and multifunctional speaker system are disclosed. A multifunctional led device consistent with the present disclosure includes a power supply unit configured to supply power; a control unit configured to process audio signals and control commands; an audio power amplifier configured to drive a speaker, a speaker configured to play audio signals, a first wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a smart terminal, a second wireless transceiver configured to communicate with other led devices, and an led light source.
09/18/14
20140270235
Universal in-wall multi-room wireless audio and multi-room wireless communication system
Systems and methods for providing a universal distributed audio system including an integrated wireless repeater. In some embodiments, the system comprises an intelligent speaker system capable of receiving wireless audio signals (e.g., bluetooth®, airplay®, etc.), decoding the audio signals, and playing the resulting audio in a room of a venue.
09/18/14
20140270230
In-ear headphones configured to receive and transmit audio signals and related systems and methods
Methods of transmitting and receiving audio using in-ear headphones may comprise receiving sound from an ear canal at an in-ear headphone comprising a flexible insert, the flexible insert forming a seal between walls defining the ear canal and the flexible insert. The sound may be converted to an audio signal using the in-ear headphone in a receiving mode.
09/18/14
20140270212
Audio monitoring of a hearing prosthesis
The present application discloses systems and methods for engaging in monitoring of audio signals received and processed by a hearing prosthesis. In accordance with one embodiment, a method includes a monitoring device detecting a trigger event, in response to the detecting, the monitoring device transmitting to a hearing prosthesis an instruction to switch transmission modes, and in response to the transmitting, the monitoring device receiving from the hearing prosthesis an audio stream.
09/18/14
20140270198
Portable electronic device directed audio emitter arrangement system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically determining positioning status of one or more portions of one or more humans relative to one or more locations of demodulation of one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals originating from a portable electronic device; and electronically alerting said one or more humans from said portable electronic device regarding said positioning status of one or more portions of one or more humans relative to one or more locations of demodulation of one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals when said positioning status includes a first characterization. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140270185
System and methods for processing stereo audio content
A system can include a hardware processor that can receive left and right audio signals and process the left and right audio signals to generate three or more processed audio signals. The three or more processed audio signals can include a left audio signal, a right audio signal, and a center audio signal.
09/18/14
20140270183
Mono-spatial audio processing to provide spatial messaging
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing and audio devices for communication audio. More specifically, disclosed are an apparatus and a method for processing audio signals to include spatially modulated message audio signals as a portion of a monaural signal.
09/18/14
20140270008
Wireless audio receiver system and method
A wireless audio receiver system and method is provided that is capable of receiving one or more radio frequency (rf) signals containing audio signals modulated by analog and/or digital modulation schemes, operating in full diversity mode or switched diversity mode, demodulating the rf signals, and outputting analog audio signals and a combined digital audio signal. The system and method switches multiple diversity antennas to route received rf signals to respective rf signal processing paths.
09/18/14
20140269214
Portable electronic device directed audio targeted multi-user system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically modulating two or more acoustic ultrasonic signals according to output information to be transmitted as two or more acoustic ultrasonic signals from two or more portable electronic device emitters of a portable electronic device; and electronically projecting said two or more acoustic ultrasonic signals from said portable electronic device emitters to produce a first set of one or more acoustic audio signals from a first set of said two or more acoustic ultrasonic signals at a first location and to produce a second set of one or more second acoustic audio signals from of a second set of said two or more acoustic ultrasonic signals at a second location. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140269213
Portable electronic device directed audio system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically providing audio output information to one or more portions of a portable electronic device to be outputted from said portable electronic device via one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals; and electronically outputting, said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals to be demodulated into one or more acoustic audio signals containing one or more portions of said audio output information at one or more locations spaced from said portable electronic device based at least in part according to said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals and based at least in part according to one or more portable electronic device ultrasonic emitter arrangements. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140269208
Portable electronic device directed audio targeted user system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically conditioning one or more information signals accessed at least in part through one or more portions of a portable electronic device to be transmitted from one or more portable electronic device emitters through one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals; and electronically governing for output of one or more beams of said one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals for demodulation of said one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals containing said one or more information signals at a first location spaced away from said portable electronic device and spaced away from a second location. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140269207
Portable electronic device directed audio targeted user system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically conditioning one or more information signals accessed at least in part through one or more portions of a portable electronic device to be transmitted from one or more portable electronic device emitters through one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals; and electronically governing for output of one or more beams of said one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals for demodulation of said one or more modulated acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals containing said one or more information signals at a first location spaced away from said portable electronic device and spaced away from a second location. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140269196
Portable electronic device directed audio emitter arrangement system and method
A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically determining positioning status of one or more portions of one or more humans relative to one or more locations of demodulation of one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals said one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals originating from a portable electronic device; and electronically alerting said one or more humans from said portable electronic device regarding said positioning status of one or more portions of one or more humans relative to one or more locations of demodulation of one or more acoustic ultrasonic signals into one or more acoustic audio signals when said positioning status includes a first characterization. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure..
09/18/14
20140265481
Seat device for an aircraft or spacecraft
The present disclosure pertains to a seat device for an aircraft or spacecraft with at least one photoelectric device, which is designed to provide electrical energy such that this energy can be used to charge or supply an electrical device, and/or amplify audio signals, and/or transmit data.. .
09/11/14
20140258864
Audio driver user interface
A method for an audio driver user interface comprising: capturing at least two audio signals (1 1, 14, 101); determining a trajectory of an audio source from the at least two audio signals (103); and generating a user interface input dependent on the trajectory of the audio source (105).. .
09/11/14
20140256260
Wireless device pairing
A wireless communication network includes a communication source device, such as a bluetooth digital music player and a communication destination device, such as a bluetooth headphone or speaker device. The communication source device is configured to transmit audio signals, such as encoded electrical signals in the audio frequency band, to the communication destination device via a wireless or wired audio communication channel.
09/11/14
20140254856
Eardrum supported nanomembrane transducer
A flexible membrane of piezoelectric material sized to be supported by and to conform to the eardrum. Electrodes on the membrane allow the membrane to function as an audio transducer stimulating the eardrum with an audio signal or detecting audio signals at the eardrum.
09/11/14
20140254830
Altering audio signals
A system of altering an audio signal presented to a user may include an input configured to receive data indicating a status of an environment outside of an audio device, where the audio device is configured to present an audio signal to a user. The system may also include a detection unit configured to detect a condition based on the received data and an audio altering unit configured to direct altering of the audio signal presented to the user based on the detection of the condition..
09/11/14
20140254829
Multifunctional led device and multifunctional led wireless conference system
Multifunctional led devices and multifunctional led wireless conference systems are provided. A multifunctional led device includes led light source assembly, led drive and power supply unit, controller unit, audio power amplifier unit, microphone module, wireless transceiver module, speaker unit, and/or audio codec unit.
09/11/14
20140254828
System and method for personalization of an audio equalizer
The invention is directed to synthesizing a personalized audio equalization filter based on an individual's hearing profile when listening to audio signals using a preferred electronic means of transduction and production of the audio signals through headphones, earphones, or loudspeakers and is presented in two steps. In the first step, the deviation of the listener's hearing profile, when the preferred listening device is donned, is measured and recorded relative to predetermined equal-loudness contours (e.g., iso standard equal-loudness contours).
09/11/14
20140254827
Method and circuitry for processing audio signals
An audio signal processing method and circuitry that processes an input audio signal by filtering the input audio signal with a high pass filter to produce a filtered audio signal, which is input to a compressor. A first intermediate audio signal is produced based on the compressor output signal.
09/11/14
20140254818
System and method for automatically switching operational modes in a bluetooth earphone
Disclosed is a system and method for automatically switching operational modes in a bluetooth earphone. The system includes a first sensor, and a second sensor disposed within left speaker and right speaker of the earphone to detect an earphone in-use situation, and an earphone unused situation, a built-in bluetooth chip electronically configured in the body of the earphone to receive an earphone in-use signal, and an earphone unused signal from the first sensor, and the second sensor, and an electrical switching circuit in communication with the bluetooth chip to enable smooth transition of the earphone between a first operational mode, and a second operational mode, wherein, in the first operational mode, the earphone transmits and receives wireless bluetooth signals to and from an external bluetooth enabled communication device and plays audio signals, and in the second operational mode, the earphone plays no audio signals until the first sensor and the second sensor further detects the earphone in-use situation..
09/11/14
20140254817
Orientation free handsfree device
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided to indicate or automatically configure headphone channel orientation based on a physical orientation determination. An apparatus is provided that is configured to at least determine an orientation of the headphone device; analyze the determined orientation; and provide an indication of the determined orientation or adjust the output channel configuration of the apparatus for the headphone device.
09/11/14
20140253675
Media detection and packet distribution in a multipoint conference
A method includes receiving a plurality of audio signals. Each of the plurality of audio signals includes audio packets, wherein one or more audio packets from each of the plurality of audio signals is coded with an audiometric, the audiometric including an acoustic measurement from a conference site.
09/04/14
20140247945
Method and apparatus for communicating with audio signals having corresponding spatial characteristics
A method, apparatus computer program product are provided to facilitate the utilization of the spatial position of audio signals in order to improve voice quality. In the context of a method, a main mono signal is determined from one or more audio signals that were received.
09/04/14
20140247319
Controlling an electronic conference based on detection of intended versus unintended sound
A technique manages an electronic conference. The technique involves receiving a set of audio signals from a set of participants of the electronic conference, each audio signal being received from a respective participant.
08/28/14
20140244265
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing broadband audio signals associated with navigation instructions
Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for providing broadband audio signal navigation instructions. A method may include determining a broadband audio signal associated with at least one navigation instruction.
08/28/14
20140243928
Compensation current optimization for cochlear implant systems
An exemplary system includes a sound processor configured to process one or more audio signals and an implantable cochlear stimulator configured to apply stimulation representative of the one or more audio signals to a patient via a plurality of electrodes. In some embodiments, the sound processor directs the implantable cochlear stimulator to 1) apply a main current to a first electrode included in the plurality of electrodes and associated with a first pitch, 2) concurrently apply, during the application of the main current, a compensation current to a second electrode included in the plurality of electrodes and associated with a second pitch that is lower than the first pitch, and 3) adjust the compensation current to result in a target pitch being presented to the patient, the target pitch being higher than the first pitch..
08/28/14
20140241555
Wirelessly charged electronic device with shared inductor circuitry
An electronic device may contain an input-output device such as a speaker, vibrator, or near field communications antenna. The input-output device may include an inductor.
08/28/14
20140241549
Robust estimation of sound source localization
A method for sound source localization in a digital system having at least two audio capture devices is provided that includes receiving audio signals from the two audio capture devices, computing a signal-to-noise ratio (snr) for each frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands in a processing frame of the audio signals, determining a frequency band weight for each frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands based on the snr computed for the frequency band, computing an estimated time delay of arrival (tdoa) of sound for the processing frame using the frequency band weights, and converting the estimated tdoa to an angle representing sound direction.. .
08/28/14
20140241538
Method of retrieving processing properties and audio processing system
Techniques for storing and retrieving processing properties for processing an audio signal in an audio processing system, such as, an audio mixing console are provided. The processing properties specify audio effects and/or audio mixing applied to the audio signal.
08/21/14
20140236592
Systems and methods for gathering research data
Methods and systems are provided for gathering research data that includes information pertaining to audio signals received on a portable device, such as a cell phone. Frequency domain data is received or produced, a signature is extracted from the frequency domain data and an ancillary code is read from the frequency domain data..
08/21/14
20140233527
Wireless sound transmission system and method
A method for providing sound to at least one user, in which audio signals are captured and transformed into audio data that is transmitted to at least one receiver unit; audio signals are generated from the received audio data and the hearing of the user(s) stimulated thereby; wherein the audio data is transmitted as audio data packets in separate slots of a tdma frame structure, wherein the transmission unit and the receiver unit(s) are synchronized to form a wireless network, wherein each tdma frame structure has at least one listening slot during which the synchronized network members do not transmit data and at least one network members listens, and wherein control data is transmitted from an external control device according to a sequence pattern selected according to the duration and periodicity of the listening slot(s) to be received by the at least one synchronized network member during said listening slot(s).. .
08/21/14
20140232989
Eye fixation system and method
An eye fixation system for attention-attracting fixation of a user's eye includes an audio system configured to play sound based on audio signals to be audible to a user so as to attract the user's attention, and a target display system configured to communicate with the audio system to receive the audio signals and to display an optical target to be viewed by the user. The target display system includes an optical modulator configured to modulate the optical target based on the audio signals.
08/14/14
20140229176
Apparatus and method for 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..
08/14/14
20140228078
Motor vehicle noise management
A device and method that is configured to control the operation of a motor vehicle cabin active sound management (asm) system that uses an asm controller to control operation of one or more sound transducers that transmit audio signals in the cabin so as to alter vehicle powertrain-related sounds in the cabin, wherein the motor vehicle further comprises a mobile telephone system that is configured to receive incoming mobile telephone calls and transmit outgoing mobile telephone calls. The device can include a controller that is configured to receive from the mobile telephone system an indication that a mobile telephone call is incoming or an outgoing call is being initiated.
08/07/14
20140222439
Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding signal
An encoding method and apparatus and a decoding method and apparatus are provided. The decoding method includes skipping extension information included in an input bitstream, extracting a three-dimensional (3d) down-mix signal and spatial information from the input bitstream, removing 3d effects from the 3d down-mix signal by performing a 3d rendering operation on the 3d down-mix signal, and generating a multi-channel signal using a down-mix signal obtained by the removal and the spatial information.
08/07/14
20140222178
Data-driven media management within an electronic device
A method and apparatus for intelligently routing and managing audio signals within an electronic device is disclosed. The routing is responsive to a set of logical and physical policies which are stored in data tables which can be updated as needed..
08/07/14
20140220904
Unknown
There is provided a wireless transmission system comprising at least one mobile transmitter for wireless audio transmission having a user interface. The wireless audio transmission system further has a stationary receiver for receiving the wireless audio transmission from the at least one mobile transmitter.
08/07/14
20140219489
Wireless speaker with parabolic reflectors
Described herein is an acoustic device including a speaker device adapted to wirelessly connect to, and relay audio signals from, an audio source. An external acoustic reflector is adapted to receive the speaker device inside or on the external acoustic reflector.
08/07/14
20140219471
User voice location estimation for adjusting portable device beamforming settings
An audio device may use the audio detected at two opposite facing, front and rear omnidirectional microphones to determine the angular directional location of a user's voice while the device in speaker mode or audio command input mode. The angular directional location may be determined to be at front, side and rear locations of the device during the period of time by calculating an energy ratio of audio signals output by the front and rear microphones during the period.
08/07/14
20140219469
On-request wireless audio data streaming
An on-request wireless audio data streaming system is configured for providing on-request wireless audio data streaming to one or more wireless device apps on one or more wireless devices. The system comprises a directory server, audio capture interfaces and a wireless interface.
08/07/14
20140219457
Method for processing an audio signal, audio playback system, and processing unit for processing audio signals
Method of processing an audio signal, audio reproduction system, and processing unit for conditioning audio signals. The audio signal includes at least first and second channels, the first channel being time-delayed by a predetermined delay factor, and a volume level of the first channel being attenuated by a predetermined attenuation factor.


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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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