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Audio-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Audio apparatus, driving method for audio apparatus, and computer readable recording medium
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170181250

An audio apparatus, a driving method thereof, and a computer readable recording medium are provided. The audio apparatus includes a lighting part configured to provide a lighting effect to at least one direction around the audio apparatus; a detector configured to detect a direction, with respect to the audio apparatus, of a person present in a vicinity of the audio ...
Synchronization of content between networked devices
Sonos, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170181113

Networked devices are arranged to play content such as audio and video content in synchronization. A synching device receives a packet from an initiating device over a network. The packet may include an identifier of content to play, such as a uri, and an indication of when to play the content. A local clock time to play the content is ...
Allocating unlicensed and licensed radio frequency spectrum bands for the transmission of audio and video ...
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170181040

A device may receive a request for a transmission of media content. The device may determine a set of rules associated with the transmission of the media content. The device may assign one or more radio frequency (rf) spectrum bands for the transmission of the media content. The device may provide or receive the media content via the one or ...
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Enpoint security appliance/sensor platform
Ppip Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180984

Some embodiments include a privacy/security apparatus for a portable communication device that includes a housing assembly configured to attenuate acoustic and light energy, and an audio channel comprising a microphone and speaker that can play input derived primarily from either the microphone or from a different audio source. The privacy/security apparatus includes a digital signal processor (dsp) that ...
System using nfc, bluetooth, and/or wi-fi technologies for making a quick connection between a ...
Ppip Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180915

A method and system for easy and quick wireless connection of mobile devices to audio speakers and video systems, like television, using any of nfc, wi-fi, and bluetooth technology. An nfc case offers an easy way to connect a legacy mobile device to a connector pad, where nfc is not built-into a device. The connector pad is small device and ...
Electrical systems and related methods for providing smart mobile electronic device features to a user ...
Skullcandy, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180911

Electrical systems and related methods are disclosed. An electrical system includes a wearable mobile electronic device including cellular voice equipment configured to enable a user to participate in cellular voice calls, cellular data equipment configured to enable the wearable mobile electronic device to communicate through a cellular data network, one or more biometric sensors, and at least one audio speaker. ...
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Efficient coding of audio scenes comprising audio objects
Dolby International Ab
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180905

There is provided encoding and decoding methods for encoding and decoding of object based audio. An exemplary decoding method described is for reconstructing audio objects based on a data stream, wherein the data stream corresponds to a plurality of time frames, wherein the data stream comprises a plurality of side information instances, wherein the data stream further comprises, for each ...
Method and apparatus for processing audio content
Thomson Licensing
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180903

A method and apparatus for processing audio content is described. The method and apparatus include receiving (510) audio content, the audio content including an input audio signal, a first reference audio signal, and a second reference audio signal, determining (550) a processing function for the input audio signal, the processing function determined based on a cost function between the input audio signal, ...
Smart hub
Proctor Consulting Llp
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180899

An intelligent hub for interfacing with other devices and performing smart audio or video source selection.
Earphones with ear presence sensors
Apple Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180898

An electronic device may be coupled to an accessory such as a pair of earphones. The earphones may have ear presence sensor structures that determine whether or not the ears of a user are present in the vicinity of the earphones. The earphones may contain first and second speakers. When both the first and second speakers are located in the ...
Hearing aid with antenna on printed circuit board
Gn Resound A/s
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180884

A hearing aid includes: a microphone configured to receive sound; a processing unit configured to provide a processed audio signal for compensating a hearing loss of a user; a printed circuit board comprising a first layer; an antenna provided as an electrically conductive material on the first layer; a wireless communication unit for wireless communication; one or more flexible printed ...
Condenser microphone unit and condenser microphone
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180871

A condenser microphone unit that has a capacitor element with a large effective area and a high signal-noise ratio but does not have frequency-dependence occurring with sound waves beyond the audio frequency range. A solid cylindrical fixed electrode pole is used as a fixed electrode. A diaphragm includes a rectangular synthetic resin film having a length smaller than or equal ...
Apparatus and methods for audio-tactile spatialization of sound and perception of bass
Taction Technology Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180863

The apparatus and methods of the present invention provide quiet, compact, robust hardware that can accurately produce a wide range of tactile frequencies at a perceptually constant intensity. For greater expressiveness, some apparatus for moving the skin in multiple axes are also disclosed. Signal processing methods are presented to enhance the user's experience of audio spatialization. The methods transform audio ...
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Crosstalk mitigation
Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180859

This application describes methods and apparatus for mitigating the effects of crosstalk in multichannel audio. An audio driver circuit (200) for driving first and second audio loads (103) having a common return path (rc), has first and second signal paths (left and right). A crosstalk compensation block (205) is configured to add a first compensation signal to the first signal path and add ...
Suppressing a modal frequency of a loudspeaker
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180855

An example provides an apparatus to receive an audio input signal, generate, from the audio input signal, a filtered audio input signal to suppress at least one modal frequency of a flat loudspeaker diaphragm, and output the filtered audio input signal to at least one actuator to cause a vibration of the flat loudspeaker diaphragm.
Orientation-responsive acoustic array control
Bose Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180852

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 ...
Methods circuits devices systems and associated computer executable code for acquiring acoustic signals
Insight Acoustic Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180851

The present invention includes methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for acquiring, processing and rendering acoustic signals. According to some embodiments, one or more direction specific audio signals may be generated using a microphone array comprising two or more microphones and an audio stream generator. The audio stream generator may receive a direction parameter from an optical ...
Headphone unit
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180845

A headphone unit comprising a headphone, a headphone pre-amplifier for pre-amplification of an audio signal to be reproduced, and a cable between the headphone pre-amplifier and the headphone. The headphone has two symmetrically designed electrostatic transducers in the push-pull mode of operation. The pre-amplifier is adapted to output an audio signal to be reproduced by way of a first amplifier ...
Wireless stereo headset antenna system
Motorola Mobility Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180844

A first electronic device uses a first wireless link to connect wirelessly to an audio source device, and a second wireless link to connect to a second electronic device. In some cases, the first electronic device and the second electronic device can be worn by, or mounted to, a user. Upon receiving audio from the audio source device, the first ...
Microphone natural speech capture voice dictation system and method
Bragi Gmbh
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180842

A system for voice dictation includes an earpiece, the earpiece may include an earpiece housing sized to fit into an external auditory canal of a user and block the external auditory canal, a first microphone operatively connected to the earpiece housing and positioned to be isolated from ambient sound when the earpiece housing is fitted into the external auditory canal, ...
Acoustic noise reduction audio system having tap control
Bose Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180840

Acoustic noise reduction (anr) headphones described herein have current detection circuitry that is used to detect current consumed by anr circuitry as a result of pressure changes due to a tapping of a headphone. Tapping may be performed to change an audio feature or operating mode. The current detection circuitry senses a characteristic of the current that can be used ...
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