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04/28/16
20160119782 
 Vehicle, controlling method thereof and multimedia apparatus included therein patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle, controlling method thereof and multimedia apparatus included therein
A vehicle includes a touchscreen configured to receive a touch input of a driver and display image information corresponding to the touch input, a passenger sensing unit configured to sense whether the passenger is present in the vehicle, a communication unit configured to communicate with a mobile terminal of the driver, and a controller configured to display a call request reception message and identification information of a third party when a call request is received from the third party via the mobile terminal and to provide an audio function of a hands-free service. When the passenger is sensed and the call request of the third party is received in a privacy mode, the controller displays the call request reception message and limits displaying of the identification information of the third party and the audio function..
Hyundai Motor Company


04/28/16
20160119765 
 Mobile device and system for multi-step activities patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile device and system for multi-step activities
An multistep guided system for mobile devices that facilitates the creation and dissemination of multistep guided activities from a source computer/device to a plurality of other recipient mobile devices, wherein the multistep guided activities is disseminated to the recipient mobile devices in a form that is compatible with the capabilities of the respective recipient mobile devices. The audio guided system comprises the source computer/device, the plurality of other recipient mobile devices and a server..
Qualtrics, Llc


04/28/16
20160119737 
 Arrangement and  reproducing audio data of an acoustic scene patent thumbnailnew patent 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
20160119736 
 Information processor, audio processor, audio processing system and program patent thumbnailnew patent Information processor, audio processor, audio processing system and program
An audio processor acquires processed sound data, which is obtained by processing original sound data according to a content of processing defined such that first sound is emitted under the standard sound emission condition, in association with a sound emission device, acquires a control signal, and acquires a device sound emission condition. In order to make second sound emitted by the sound emission device under the acquired device sound emission condition close to the first sound, the audio processor identifies the correction content of the processed sound data based on a difference between the device sound emission condition and the standard sound emission condition, the control signal, and the processed sound data acquired in association with the sound emission device.
Yamaha Corporation


04/28/16
20160119735 
 Orientation-responsive acoustic array control patent thumbnailnew patent Orientation-responsive acoustic array control
An audio device includes a casing configured for operation in a first orientation and a second orientation different from the first orientation, an orientation input device disposed on the casing to detect an orientation of the casing relative to the direction of the force of gravity, and a plurality of acoustic drivers disposed on the casing and operable to form a plurality of acoustic interference arrays, each of which is associated with one of a plurality of audio channels. The acoustic drivers of the audio device operate in a first frequency range and modify at least one of the acoustic interference arrays in response to a change in the orientation detected by the orientation input device..
Bose Corporation


04/28/16
20160119734 
 Mixing desk, sound signal generator, method and computer program for providing a sound signal patent thumbnailnew patent Mixing desk, sound signal generator, method and computer program for providing a sound signal
A mixing console (300) for processing at least a first and a second source signal and for providing a mixed audio signal comprises an audio signal generator (100) for providing an audio signal (120) for a virtual listening position (202) within a space (200), in which an acoustic scene is recorded by at least a first microphone (204) at a first known position within the space (200) as the first source signal (210) and by at least a second microphone (206) at a second known position within the space (200) as the second source signal (212). The audio signal generator (100) comprises an input interface (102) configured to receive the first source signal (210) recorded by the first microphone (204) and the second source signal (212) recorded by the second microphone (206), and a geometry processor (104) configured to determine a first piece of geometry information (110) based on the first position and the virtual listening position (202) and a second piece of geometry information (112) based on the second position and the virtual listening position (202).
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur FÖrderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


04/28/16
20160119733 
 Spatial object oriented audio apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Spatial object oriented audio apparatus
An apparatus comprising: a perception sorter configured to perceptually order at least two object orientated audio signal channels; and a selective channel processor configured to process at least one of the at least two object orientated audio signal channels based on the order of the at least two object orientated audio signal channels.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


04/28/16
20160119732 
 Advanced communication earpiece device and method patent thumbnailnew patent Advanced communication earpiece device and method
An earpiece device (10, 110, 210, 210′) provides advanced communication to the user thereof, for controlling a total sound dose (tnd), including an audio output from an audio source (16) reaching an ear of the user occluded at the outer ear canal (15) by an in-ear device (14), for allowing an external ambient sound to be heard by the ear of the user, and for allowing a voice (nsv) of the user to be transmitted to a telecommunication transmission link (ttl). The present invention also contemplates a method of operation of the earpiece device (10, 110, 210, 210′)..
Eers Global Technologies Inc.


04/28/16
20160119731 
 Information processing system,  measuring a head-related transfer function patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing system, measuring a head-related transfer function
Method and apparatus for measuring a head-related transfer function (hrtf) may include determining position and orientation of an object relative to an audio signal generating device having a first known position and orientation, based on tracking information indicating position and orientation of the object. Movement data indicating direction of movement to position the object at a target position and orientation in relation to a predetermined position and orientation of the audio signal generating device may be generated, according to the relative position and orientation of the object.
Small Signals, Llc


04/28/16
20160119730 
 Method for improving audio quality of online multimedia content patent thumbnailnew patent Method for improving audio quality of online multimedia content
Disclosed is a method for improving audio quality of online multimedia content. The method includes sending an input audio sample to at least one speaker positioned within a premises, playing the input audio sample at the at least one speaker to produce a corresponding audio, recording the audio produced by the at least one speaker as a recorded audio sample at a multimedia processing device positioned in a proximity of the at least one speaker, comparing the recorded audio sample with the input audio sample for calculating acoustical characteristics of the premises and adjusting an audio quality of an online multimedia content to be played within the premises based on the calculated acoustical characteristics..
Project Aalto Oy


04/28/16
20160119729 
new patent

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
20160119723 
new patent

Compressor architecture for avoidance of cross-modulation in remote microphones


The present disclosure relates to the inclusion of amplitude compression inside a hearing aid remote microphone or audio streaming device. Compressor design is improved by using one local and one remote compressor operating in parallel.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119714 
new patent

Audio power limiting based on thermal modeling


Systems and methods for audio power limiting based on thermal modeling are described. In some embodiments, a method includes monitoring a first temperature of a power die within an audio system; monitoring a second temperature of a digital die within the audio system; and using the first and second temperatures to limit an amplitude of an audio signal provided to a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (mosfet) of an amplifier within the audio system to keep an operating temperature of the mosfet under a thermal protection threshold without stopping the audio signal from being output by the audio system..
Texas Instruments Incorporated


04/28/16
20160119713 
new patent

Adjusting audio content based on audience


One embodiment provides a method, including but not limited to: identifying, using a data capture device, a listener; determining, using a processor, audio content is inappropriate; and executing, using a processor, an action, wherein the action prevents the inappropriate audio content from being audible. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119710 
new patent

Data input on audio device analog output port


An apparatus is disclosed for inputting digital data on the output channel(s) of an audio subsystem in an audio device, without interfering with normal operation of the audio subsystem. The described circuit includes a resistive element in parallel with the expected load device, such as a headphone or speaker.
Ess Technology, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119709 
new patent

Sound reproduction system with a tactile interface for equalization selection and setting


This system comprises a digital signal processor able to apply processing operations to an audio signal to be reproduced, a tactile interface (130) displaying indications corresponding to a plurality of processing presets having predetermined processing parameters, and able to receive tactile controls for the continuous displacement of a processing adjustment cursor. The parameters to be applied to the digital signal processor are calculated as a function of the predetermined parameters of said presets and of the position of the adjustment cursor with respect to said different preset indication positions, to hence allow to apply a processing resulting from a combination of the presets in question.
Parrot


04/28/16
20160119704 
new patent

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


04/28/16
20160119700 
new patent

Chair mountable audio and charging system for mobile and portable electronic devices


A portable chair mountable audio system having at least one wireless speaker capable of wirelessly connecting to a mobile electronic device and a fixture for housing the at least one wireless speaker. The fixture includes a mounting element for mounting the fixture to a backrest of a chair, the mounting element being capable of allowing the fixture to be mounted at any position along the backrest of the chair..

04/28/16
20160119697 
new patent

Audio equipment and electronic device


An audio equipment includes a housing configured to be mounted in an enclosure of an electronic device, an audio device, and a supporting panel mounted in the enclosure. The supporting panel defines a cavity.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119694 
new patent

Image display device and operating same


A method of operating a video display device is provided. A reception unit obtains uncompressed audio and video content.
Lg Electronics Inc.


04/28/16
20160119677 
new patent

Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, receiving broadcast signals, transmitting broadcast signals and receiving broadcast signals


The present invention provides a method of transmitting broadcast signals. The method includes, formatting input streams into data pipe (dp) data, low-density parity-check (ldpc) encoding the dp data according to a code rate, bit interleaving the ldpc encoded dp data, mapping the bit interleaved dp data onto constellations, building at least one signal frame including the mapped dp data, and modulating data in the built signal frame by an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm) method and transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data, wherein the input streams include audio/video (a/v) data and service guide data, and wherein the audio/video (a/v) data and service guide data are included in first iso base media file format (isobmff) files..
Lg Electronics Inc.


04/28/16
20160119667 
new patent

Law enforcement real time digital information chain of custody assurance system and method


The invention disclosed relates to the end to end system, the methods and apparatuses for delivering real time hd video and audio content using a secure chain of custody method over the ubiquitous cellular network and providing a solution for the lone worker in hazardous environments.. .

04/28/16
20160119659 
new patent

Audio and video data streaming for media effects


One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for streaming digital media content with transition effects. audio data may be modulated and received by the streaming device for an audio fade-in effect.
Netflix, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119656 
new patent

Presentation capture device and simultaneously capturing media of a live presentation


A device and method for simultaneously capturing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio, as well as distributing a combination of content video, content audio, presenter video and presenter audio to a digital sink via an hdmi connection.. .
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119593 
new patent

Mobile console


A mobile floor standing console with a wheeled base, a lower rack mounted on the base, an upper rack extending vertically from the lower rack, a first articulating arm that is configured to extend outward away from the upper rack and collapse inward toward the upper rack, a second articulating arm that is configured to extend outward away from the upper rack and collapse inward toward the upper rack, a video camera attached to the second articulating arm, and a tablet personal computer attached to the first articulating arm; the console configured to be readily mobilized on the floor of an existing operating room and is capable of providing a connectivity point for communication, audiovisual, and data transfer services in the operating room.. .
Nurep, Inc.


04/28/16
20160119590 
new patent

Independent beacon based light position system


Systems an methods are provided that disclose providing a positioning service for devices based on light received from one or more light sources. This light based positioning service uses light information transmitted by each light source to determine the position of the device.
Abl Ip Holding Llc


04/28/16
20160119585 
new patent

Method and forwarding a camera feed


A device tracks a user's field of vision/view (fov). Based the fov, the device may receive video and/or audio from cameras having similar fovs.
Motorola Solutions, Inc


04/28/16
20160119573 
new patent

User terminal apparatus and control method thereof


A user terminal apparatus includes a communicator configured to perform communication with a display apparatus, which outputs an audio signal and a video signal, an audio outputter configured to include a receiver terminal, and a controller configured to, in response to a receiver being connected to a receiver terminal of the user terminal apparatus, transmit a signal indicating that the receiver is connected, to the display apparatus and in response to the output audio signal being received from the display apparatus, output the received audio signal to the receiver terminal.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119571 
new patent

Closed caption-support content receiving apparatus and display apparatus, system having the same, and closed caption-providing method thereof


Disclosed are a closed caption-support content receiving apparatus and display apparatus, a system having the same, and a closed caption-providing method thereof, which can provide closed-caption data (ccd) suitable for a display apparatus such as a mobile device, a digital television (tv), etc. Based on characteristic information of the display apparatus even though the display apparatus is not able to display the received closed-caption data.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119532 
new patent

Method and apparatus of utilizing image/video data from multiple sources


A technique, as well as select implementations thereof, pertaining to utilizing video/audio data from multiple sources is described. One or more processors of a first apparatus may receive first data obtained at a first time of a first image sensor of the first apparatus.
Mediatek Inc.


04/28/16
20160119472 
new patent

Controlled recorded 3-way calling


Agencies issue recording devices to personnel for administrating and monitoring controlled calls during the course of their duties. To provide flexible capabilities to agencies, a virtual number is provisioned and configured to enable an operator to administrate controlled calls without dedicated recording devices.
World Emergency Network-nevada Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119459 
new patent

Lighting for audio devices


An apparatus may include an inner module, an outer module that substantially surrounds a perimeter of the inner module, a plurality of light emitters, and a light distribution medium. The plurality of light emitters may be positioned under the inner module and project light radially outward.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


04/28/16
20160119069 
new patent

Channel bonding synchronization


Different data communication architectures deliver a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, to consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry.
Broadcom Corporation


04/28/16
20160119068 
new patent

Vehicle and controlling the same


A vehicle and a method for controlling the same are provided. In particular, linking information of a broadcast signal having been output during a turn-off mode is transmitted to a dab receiver upon receiving a turn-on signal.
Hyundai Motor Company


04/28/16
20160119066 
new patent

Evaluation and acoustic emission of audio broadcasting signals in a vehicle


The invention relates to a method for acoustically emitting audio broadcasting signals in a vehicle, wherein audio broadcasting signals can be transmitted into the vehicle and received there over a first and at least a second reception path, wherein the first reception path is evaluated by means of at least one criterion parameter on the basis of an audio broadcasting signal that can be received over the first reception path, and the second reception path is likewise evaluated by means of a criterion parameter on the basis of the audio broadcasting signal that can be received over the second reception path. During an emission of the audio broadcasting signal over one of the reception paths, a preparation phase for preparing a switchover from the current reception path to the other reception path is started on the basis of a comparison of the criterion parameter of the current reception path to a first threshold value (s1).
Audi Ag


04/28/16
20160118949 
new patent

Amplifier with adjustable ramp up/down gain for minimizing or eliminating pop noise


A variable ramp up/down gain in a pre-power stage block of an audio amplifier may be used to reduce audible pops and clicks output by the audio amplifier. A controller may adjust the variable ramp up/down gain during operation of the audio amplifier.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118948 
new patent

Systems and methods for dynamic range enhancement using an open-loop modulator in parallel with a closed-loop modulator


An integrated circuit may have two signal paths: an open-loop modulator (which may comprise a digital-input class-d amplifier) and a closed-loop modulator (which may comprise an analog-input class-d amplifier). A control subsystem may be capable of selecting either of the open-loop modulator or the closed-loop modulator as a selected path based on one or more characteristics (e.g., signal magnitude) of an input audio signal.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.


04/28/16
20160118079 
new patent

Wide-band multi-format audio/video recording and production system with frame rate conversion


Wide-band multi-format audio/video recording and production system with frame-rate conversion and methods performed by the audio/video production system. In one aspect, a method is performed by a portable video image recording device including an image sensor and high-capacity digital storage means supporting asynchronous access for recording and reproducing.

04/28/16
20160118063 
new patent

Deep tagging background noises


In a method for deep tagging a recording, a computer records audio comprising speech from one or more people. The computer detects a non-speech sound within the audio.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/28/16
20160118061 
new patent

Electronic device, method, and computer program product


In general, according to one embodiment, an electronic device includes circuitry. The circuitry is configured to acquire audio data obtained by collecting sounds around the electronic device, and to identify, based on the acquired audio data, the type of the surrounding environment using a density of people around the electronic device or information as to whether a surrounding natural environment is present..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


04/28/16
20160118060 
new patent

Methods and systems for processing a multimedia content


The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for processing multimedia content. The method includes extracting one or more words from an audio stream associated with multimedia content.
Xerox Corporation


04/28/16
20160118057 
new patent

Selective bass post filter


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


04/28/16
20160118056 
new patent

Method and device for encoding and decoding audio signal


A method is provided. The method includes obtaining a low-band spectrum of an audio signal in which a low-band signal is frequency transformed; obtaining phase information of a high-band spectrum of the audio signal based on the low-band spectrum; and outputting a bitstream that comprises the phase information of the high-band spectrum..
Kwangwoon University Industry-academic Collaboration Foundation


04/28/16
20160118051 
new patent

Audio encoding device and audio encoding method


An audio encoding device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: detecting a plurality of lobes based on a frequency signal constituting an audio signal; calculating a masking threshold value of the frequency signal; allocating an amount of bits per unit frequency region to be allocated for encoding of the frequency signal on a basis of the masking threshold value; selecting a main lobe on a basis of bandwidth and power of the lobes; and controlling the encoding by reducing the amount of bits in a first region including a maximum value of the power in the main lobe.. .
Fujitsu Limited


04/28/16
20160118047 
new patent

Method and system for using conversational biometrics and speaker identification/verification to filter voice streams


A method and system for using conversational biometrics and speaker identification and/or verification to filter voice streams during mixed mode communication. The method includes receiving an audio stream of a communication between participants.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/28/16
20160118044 
new patent

Mobile thought catcher system


A voice capture device helps users capture and act upon fleeting thoughts. In response to user activation a processor stores an audio file corresponding to a finite amount of audio captured by a microphone of the voice capture device.
Myle Electronics Corp.


04/28/16
20160118043 
new patent

Electronic device and alarm control the electronic device


In an alarm control method executed in an electronic device, voice commands are set using a voice capturing device and stored into a storage device. The voice commands are set for controlling an alarm of the electronic device.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160118042 
new patent

Selective noise suppression during automatic speech recognition


An automatic speech recognition engine and a method of using the engine is described. The method pertains to front-end processing an audio signal and includes the steps of: identifying a plurality of voiced-frames of the audio signal; determining that one or more of the plurality of voiced-frames have a signal-to-noise (snr) value greater than a first predetermined threshold; and based on the determination, bypassing noise suppression for the one or more of the plurality of voiced-frames..
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/28/16
20160118040 
new patent

Initiating actions based on partial hotwords


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, receiving audio data; determining that an initial portion of the audio data corresponds to an initial portion of a hotword; in response to determining that the initial portion of the audio data corresponds to the initial portion of the hotword, selecting, from among a set of one or more actions that are performed when the entire hotword is detected, a subset of the one or more actions; and causing one or more actions of the subset to be performed.. .
Google Inc.


04/28/16
20160118036 
new patent

Systems and methods for positioning a user of a hands-free intercommunication system


A hands-free intercom may include a user-tracking sensor, a directional microphone, a directional sound emitter, a display device, and/or a communication interface. The user-tracking sensor may determine a location of a user so the directional microphone can measure vocal emissions by the user and the directional sound emitter can deliver audio to the user.
Elwha Llc


04/28/16
20160118030 
new patent

Computing device and processing music


A computing device converts each input signal corresponding to a key of a music keyboard into a tone of the musical instrument associated with the key. The computing device outputs each tone of the musical instrument using an audio device connected to the computing device.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117952 
new patent

Modifying a person's eating and activity habits


A system for managing the food intake of a person comprises means for collecting information about food consumed by the subject, and means for providing feedback to the subject regarding the food consumed. It further comprises a sensor 57 for obtaining a signal related to the person and monitoring means for generating the information by performing a pattern recognition of the obtained signal for detecting whether the person is consuming food.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/28/16
20160117939 
new patent

Time activated audio teaching system


A time activated audio teaching system is disclosed. The time activated audio teaching system is configured to output audio lessons at user specified times.

04/28/16
20160117914 
new patent

Security system, security arrangement and method therfore


The present invention relates to a security system for personal protection, having a first unit and a second unit separate from the first unit, wherein the first unit has a camera device, a microphone device, a siren device, a safety device, an attachment device, and a communication device for communication wirelessly with the second unit. The second unit has a microphone device and a communication device for communication wirelessly with the first unit.
Trumphy Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117729 
new patent

Method and providing search capability and targeted advertising for audio, image, and video content over the internet


The present invention provides an apparatus and method for extracting the content of a video, image, and/or audio file or podcast, analyzing the content, and then providing a targeted advertisement, search capability and/or other functionality based on the content of the file or podcast.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117558 
new patent

Method and securing computer video and audio subsystems


In general, embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses for securing otherwise unsecured computer audio and video subsystems. Embodiments of the invention perform watermarking of video and/or audio data streams output by a computer system.
Janus Technologies, Inc.


04/28/16
20160117509 
new patent

Method and system for keeping data secure


Transforming the partitioned portions of the data into different frame sizes; framing each of the audio frames according to the plurality of frame sizes transformed; calculating an average value of the points in each frame, replacing a value of a first point within each frame with average value. The present disclosure can effectively resist noise jamming and bit replacement attacking..

04/28/16
20160117463 
new patent

Medical sensor providing audio communication tones


A device includes a sensor to detect a parameter related to a diagnostic test. A controller is coupled to the sensor to receive sensed information from the sensor and generate data representative of the parameter.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


04/28/16
20160117310 
new patent

Methods and systems for correcting transcribed audio files


Methods and systems for correcting transcribed text. One method includes receiving audio data from one or more audio data sources and transcribing the audio data based on a voice model to generate text data.
Iii Holdings 1, Llc


04/28/16
20160117306 
new patent

Audible presentation and verbal interaction of html-like form constructs


A method and workstation for completing an audiovisual form. In response to a user speaking a command for the web browser to accept keyboard entry of text, the web browser accepts entry of text and displays the form with the text entered into a blank area in a field of the form.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/28/16
20160117268 
new patent

Invention title method and system of connecting and switching grouped input and output devices between computers


A system, method, and computer readable medium for switching (via a hub connection device) peripheral devices (such as a display, keyboard, mouse, audio) between a primary computing device (such as an embedded computer or a network connected server) and a secondary portable personal computing device (such as a laptop, or a smart-phone). The present invention relates generally to multi-user computing, docking stations, and embedded system on a chip computing and specifically to methods and systems for switching peripheral devices between multiple computers both for independent and/or multi-user operation.

04/28/16
20160117146 
new patent

Selecting multimodal elements


For selecting multimodal elements, a method is disclosed that includes receiving a coarse-grained indication indicating a coarse-grained portion of an electronic document, receiving an audio signal comprising a fine-grained indication indicating a fine-grained portion of the coarse-grained portion and a command to be performed on the fine-grained portion, and executing the command on the fine-grained portion in response to receiving the audio signal.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117145 
new patent

Mobile audio player with individualized radio program


Radio program generating means adapted to generate, without a connection to an external entity, an individualized radio program from stored music data and non-music data depending on user preferences input via the input means, and audio output means adapted to output audio signals representing a generated radio program.. .

04/28/16
20160116988 
new patent

Hand-worn device for surface gesture input


Embodiments that relate to energy efficient gesture input on a surface are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a hand-worn device that may include a microphone configured to capture an audio input and generate an audio signal, an accelerometer configured to capture a motion input and generate an accelerometer signal, and a controller comprising a processor and memory.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/28/16
20160116946 
new patent

Mobile computer device binding feedback


In embodiments of mobile computer device binding feedback, an application interface for a device application is displayed on a first display that is integrated in a dual-display mobile device. The application interface can also be displayed on a second display that is integrated in the dual-display mobile device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


04/28/16
20160116745 
new patent

See-through computer display systems


Embodiments include an eye cover adapted to be removeably mounted on a head-worn computer with a see-through computer display where the eye cover includes a flexible audio headset mounted to the eye cover. The flexibility of the audio headset provides the user of the head-worn computer with a mechanism to align the audio headset with an ear of the user..
Osterhout Group, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116564 
new patent

Method and forwarding a camera feed


A device tracks a user's field of vision/view (fov). Based the fov, the device may receive video and/or audio from cameras having similar fovs.
Motorola Solutions, Inc


04/28/16
20160116326 
new patent

Interactive body weight scale system and method


A method for using an interactive body weight scale is presented. The body weight scale may have computing and data communication ability to track a user's weight by connecting to a number of different electronic devices.
Bby Solutions, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116298 
new patent

System and using audible waypoints in mobile navigation


A mobile navigation device for generating and using audible waypoints in the context of navigating a route, course, or path. An embodiment of the device includes a processor configured to facilitate generation of an audible waypoint.
Leadnav Systems, Llc


04/28/16
20160113579 
new patent

Audio output apparatus, electronic apparatus and body fat measuring method


A portable audio output apparatus, including an audio output module configured to be in contact with a user's body and to output an audio signal, and a body fat sensor configured to sense a body resistance value of the user through at least four body contact nodes, is provided. At least two of the nodes are placed at outer surface areas of the audio output apparatus that are out of contact with the body if the user wears the audio output apparatus..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113316 
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Sweetening composition


The present disclosure relates to a sweetening composition comprising rebaudioside a, rebaudioside b and rebaudioside d wherein, based on the total weight of rebaudioside a, rebaudioside b and rebaudioside d, rebaudioside a is present in an amount in the range from 85.0 to 95.0 wt-%, rebaudioside b is present in an amount in the range from 0.2 to 1.2 wt-%, and rebaudioside d is present in an amount in the range from 4.8 to 13.8 wt-%, and also to a sweetening composition comprising rebaudioside a, rebaudioside b, rebaudioside d and at least one natural sweet-tasting carbohydrate, in particular a natural sweet-tasting monosaccharide and/or disaccharide, and/or at least one sweet-tasting sugar alcohol. Moreover, the present disclosure is about the use of said sweetening compositions for sweetening and preparing beverages as well as for preparing syrups as precursors and for the preparation of such beverages.
Red Bull Gmbh


04/21/16
20160112832 

Data services via receivers independent of navigation systems


A system and method for providing a suite of data services in non-navigation based electronic devices such as head units, that can provide similar levels of functionality to navigation-based systems are presented. In exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a non-navigation data system for providing data services in a mobile environment can include a data decoder for decoding a digital data stream from a digital audio radio transmission source, a location determining means for determining a current location of a mobile receiver receiving the digital data stream, a display for displaying data corresponding to the current location, and a plurality of static maps wherein the data corresponding to the current location is overlaid at least over a portion of the static maps.

04/21/16
20160112819 

Audio reproduction reproducing audio data of at least one audio object


A panning information provider adapted to process at least one input to generate at least one panning information for each audio system to drive the at least two audio systems.. .

04/21/16
20160112817 

Head wearable acoustic system with noise canceling microphone geometry apparatuses and methods


Systems and methods are described to extract desired audio from an apparatus to be worn on a user's head. The apparatus includes a head wearable device.

04/21/16
20160112815 

Method of identifying a wireless communication channel in a sound system


A method of identifies an appropriate wireless communication channel in an audio receiving device, that comprises 1) a wireless receiver receiving an audio signal on a particular transmission channel selected among a predefined number of possible transmission channels, and 2) a microphone for picking up a sound in the environment of the audio receiving device. The method comprises a) selecting a channel as the receiving channel among a predefined number of possible transmission channels; b) analyzing the received signal received and the signal picked up by the microphone; c) determining whether a predefined criterion concerning the degree of similarity of the received signal and the signal picked up by the microphone is fulfilled; d) keeping the channel as the receiving channel, if the predefined criterion is fulfilled; and e) changing the receiving channel to another channel if the predefined criterion is not fulfilled..

04/21/16
20160112798 

Mobile apparatus and control method thereof


A mobile apparatus and control method thereof are provided, which includes an audio data signal input unit arranged to receive an audio data signal. An audio output unit is arranged to output an audio signal according to the received audio data signal within a first reproduction frequency.

04/21/16
20160112794 

Extension device and connecting method thereof


An extension device that connects to an electronic apparatus to be embedded in said extension device is provided. The extension device comprises: a physical connection interface configured to connect to a physical connection interface of the electronic apparatus; an input interface configured to receive user input and to transmit user input to the electronic apparatus via the physical connection interfaces; a battery module configured to supply electrical power to the electronic apparatus; and a speaker module configured to receive audio output signal from the electronic apparatus and to play accordingly..

04/21/16
20160112792 

Electronic device and controlling audio input/output


Disclosed is an electronic device including an interface unit that communicates with an external device in wireless or wired communication, a resonance sensor unit that detects a frequency resonance signal of the external device, and a controller that detects at least one input from the external device through the resonance sensor unit, determines an audio input or output activation state of the electronic device in response to the communication connection state with the external device, and controls an audio input or output operation of the electronic device based on the detection of the at least one input and the determination of the audio input/output activation state.. .

04/21/16
20160112791 

Movie theater headset


A movie theater headset accessible by access codes which are unique for the movie for an additional cost when the ticket is purchased for the movie at movie theatres. Within the theatre or venue the audio portion of the movie is transmitted electronically, either wirelessly or on a wired network, and the headset allows the user to hear the transmission only when the access code is entered.

04/21/16
20160112787 

Audio class-compliant charging accessories for wireless headphones and headsets


A headphone is disclosed herein. The headphone includes a wireless transceiver, a wired communication module, a power storage device, a speaker, and control circuitry.

04/21/16
20160112766 

Audio-video server system


A channelization method of digital content and an audio-video server system are provided. A received operational behavior is packaged as an execution module, and the execution module is associated with a channel number.

04/21/16
20160112762 

Media fingerprinting for content determination and retrieval


audio fingerprinting and other media matching technologies can be used to identify broadcast media, such as television shows and radio broadcasts. A user device can record image, audio, and/or video information and upload information to a matching service that is able to use matching technology to identify the media and provide supplemental content or information to the user.

04/21/16
20160112747 

Multistream tuner stick device for receiving and streaming digital content


Embodiments of a device for receiving a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal are described herein. For example, a silicon tuner module may be configured to receive a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal and output a digital bitstream, the digital bitstream may include audio visual content in an encoded transport stream.

04/21/16
20160112745 

Portable playback device state variable


Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate playback of multimedia content are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a network interface configured to receive audio content over a playback network.

04/21/16
20160112744 

Playback configuration based on connection to portable playback device


Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate playback of multimedia content are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a network interface configured to receive first audio content and second audio content over a playback network.

04/21/16
20160112733 

Video display device and control method thereof


Provided are a video display device and a method of controlling the same. The method includes obtaining an uncompressed audio-visual (av) content; playing the uncompressed av content through the display unit; obtaining content information of the uncompressed av content on the basis of a content section of the uncompressed av content; obtaining content change time information and enhanced service information on the basis of the content information; and determining a delay time for obtaining the next content information on the basis of the content change time information..

04/21/16
20160112675 

Transmission system, transmission terminal, and transmission method


There is provided a transmission system transmitting at least one of image data and audio data among a plurality of transmission terminals. A first transmission terminal includes a state detector that detects whether a user is present therearound, and a controller that controls to transmit correspondence data corresponding to a result detected by the state detector to a second transmission terminal when a state detected by the state detector changes.

04/21/16
20160112673 

Video conferencing over ip networks


A method for communication includes establishing multiple communication links over a packet network between a server and plurality of client computers that are to participate in a video teleconference. The client computers may also create secondary communication links that function similarly to links between the server and client computers.

04/21/16
20160112671 

Receiving device, receiving method, transmitting device, and transmitting method


Disclosed herein is a receiving device including: a first receiving section configured to receive audio visual contents capable of a download reservation and transmitted in non-real time; a recording section configured to record the audio visual contents that have been downloaded; an obtaining section configured to obtain an application program for executing a process related to the audio visual contents; and an executing section configured to execute the process related to the audio visual contents on a basis of control information included in the application program.. .

04/21/16
20160112670 

Television tuner device for processing digital audiovisual content


Embodiments of a device for receiving a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal are described herein. For example, a silicon tuner module may be configured to receive a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal and output a digital bitstream, the digital bitstream may include audio visual content in an encoded transport stream.

04/21/16
20160112574 

Audio conferencing system for office furniture


An office furniture conferencing system includes a plurality of microphones attached to a table. Each microphone produces a respective audio signal.

04/21/16
20160112565 

Agent evaluation system


A method for determining evaluation information using audio data includes receiving a specification of an evaluation form, the evaluation form including a number of questions, each question having a number of possible answers. A user is received indicating that a first answer of the number of possible answers for a first question of the number of questions should be determined automatically from the audio data, the audio data including speech of a subject.

04/21/16
20160112482 

Camera capture for connected devices


Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the capture and coordination of audio and/or video data across connected devices in a communications system. The communications system may include at least two media devices in communication via a network.

04/21/16
20160112166 

System and enhancing wifi real-time communications


Systems and methods of enhanced real-time communications between wifi devices. In one embodiment of the present invention a method for enhanced payload protection in a wifi system includes transmitting multiple copies of data packets in successive frame body transmissions.

04/21/16
20160112023 

Signal processor for loudspeaker systems for enhanced perception of lower frequency output


A signal processing system for controlling a lower frequency acoustic range of an acoustic output of a loudspeaker system. The system includes an input to receive at least a first channel audio signal, corresponding to the acoustic output of at least one loudspeaker with at least one electro-acoustic transducer with a vibratile diaphragm.

04/21/16
20160112022 

Automatic sound equalization device


A technique for determining one or more equalization parameters includes acquiring, via one or more electrodes, auditory brainstem response (abr) data associated with a first audio sample and determining, via a processor, one or more equalization parameters based on the abr data. The technique further includes reproducing a second audio sample based on the one or more equalization parameters, acquiring, via the one or more electrodes, complex auditory brainstem response (cabr) data associated with the second audio sample, and comparing, via the processor, the cabr data to at least one representation of the second audio sample to determine at least one measure of similarity.

04/21/16
20160112017 

Crossover and amplifier based canalphone system


A canalphone system may include a high audio driver, and a low audio driver adjacent to the high audio driver. The system may also include an amplifier that amplifies an audio signal and delivers that amplified audio signal to the high audio driver and/or the low audio driver.



Audio topics: Communications, Speech Recognition, Aspect Ratio, Computer Program, Crystallin, Steviol Glycosides, Liquid Fraction, Critical Point, Rebaudioside, Chromatograph, Adsorption, Electrical Outlet, User Interface, Central Processing Unit, Alarm System

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