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02/04/16
20160037283 
 Apparatus and  center signal scaling and stereophonic enhancement based on a signal-to-downmix ratio patent thumbnailApparatus and center signal scaling and stereophonic enhancement based on a signal-to-downmix ratio
An apparatus for generating a modified audio signal having two or more modified audio channels from an audio input signal comprising two or more audio input channels is provided. The apparatus has an information generator for generating signal-to-downmix information.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


02/04/16
20160037280 
 System and tools for enhanced 3d audio authoring and rendering patent thumbnailSystem and tools for enhanced 3d audio authoring and rendering
Improved tools for authoring and rendering audio reproduction data are provided. Some such authoring tools allow audio reproduction data to be generalized for a wide variety of reproduction environments.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


02/04/16
20160037279 
 Audio device patent thumbnailAudio device
A method and system dynamically adjusts the audio of an audio and video signal to improve its overall sound quality and dialog intelligibility. Some embodiments use gain, equalization, audio signal compression and spatial enhancement (reverb) on individual channels of a multichannel audio signal..

02/04/16
20160037267 
 Encapsulated thermoacoustic projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube film patent thumbnailEncapsulated thermoacoustic projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube film
A suspended nanotube film (or films) producing sound by means of the thermoacoustic (ta) effect is encapsulated between two plates, at least one of which vibrates, to enhance sound generation efficiency and protect the film. To avoid the oxidation of carbon nanotubes at elevated temperatures and reduce the thermal inertia of surrounding medium the enclosure is filled with inert gas (preferably with high heat capacity ratio, γ=cp/cv, and low heat capacity, cp).
The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System


02/04/16
20160037260 
 Method for rendering a stereo signal patent thumbnailMethod for rendering a stereo signal
The invention relates to a method for rendering a stereo audio signal over a first loudspeaker and a second loudspeaker with respect to a desired direction, the stereo audio signal comprising a first audio signal component (l) and a second audio signal component (r), the method comprising: providing a first rendering signal based on a combination of land a first difference signal obtained based on a difference between l and r to the first loudspeaker, and providing a second rendering signal based on a combination of r and a second difference signal obtained based on the difference between l and r to the second loudspeaker, such that both difference signals are different with respect to sign and one difference signal is delayed by a delay compared to the other difference signal to define a dipole signal, wherein the delay is adapted according to the desired direction.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037255 
 Beamforming in varying sound pressure level patent thumbnailBeamforming in varying sound pressure level
A method that uses a microphone array for spatially selective sound pickup during an audio-video recording session is described. An audio signal for the audio-video recording session is generated using a beamforming process from the microphone array in accordance with a sound pickup directivity pattern.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037252 
 Audio filters utilizing sine functions patent thumbnailAudio filters utilizing sine functions
A method of digitally filtering an audio signal using an adjusted audio filter. The adjusted audio filter is represented by an impulse response including a waveform in its time domain represented by a sine function of absolute values.

02/04/16
20160037237 
 System and  encoding audio based on psychoacoustics patent thumbnailSystem and encoding audio based on psychoacoustics
Associating at least one action to be performed when the tag is decoded by a client device.. .

02/04/16
20160037223 
 User-initiated control of an audio/video stream to skip interstitial content between program segments patent thumbnailUser-initiated control of an audio/video stream to skip interstitial content between program segments
Various embodiments are described for skipping, filtering, or replacing content from an audio/video stream using text data associated with the stream, wherein the stream has segments of a show interspersed with commercial breaks. A method for processing the stream determines that a commercial break is currently being output for presentation, and monitors for receipt of a user-initiated command to skip the commercial break.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


02/04/16
20160037217 
 Curating filters for audiovisual content patent thumbnailCurating filters for audiovisual content
A method and system for collaboratively curating video maps used for filtering audio, visual, or audiovisual content, such as a movie. One or more video taggers may tag segments of a movie containing filterable content, such as swearing, nudity, sex, violence, etc.
Vidangel, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037215 

Live streaming-tv content, acquisition, transformation, encryption, and distribution system, and its use


A system for delivering audio and video to one or more users comprising a video/audio receiver, an encoder process/encoder machine operationally associated with the video/audio receiver, an uploader process/machine operationally associated with the encoder process/encoder machine, a content delivery network (cdn) operationally associated with the uploader process/machine and one or more client/subscriber machines operationally associated with the cdn.. .

02/04/16
20160037211 

Methods and systems for reducing crediting errors due to spillover using audio codes and/or signatures


An example method includes determining if first media monitoring data provided by a first meter in a first location identifies a same media as second media monitoring data provided by a second meter in a second location. When the first and second media monitoring data identify the same media, the example includes determining whether spillover occurred based on a time difference between a first timestamp associated with the first media monitoring data and a second timestamp associated with the second media monitoring data.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


02/04/16
20160037209 

Video audio output device and system


According to one embodiment, video audio output device is connected to an electronic device and reproduces a predetermined content together with the electronic device. The video audio output device includes storage, first module, second module, and seamless reproduction controller.
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation


02/04/16
20160037200 

System and aggregated multimedia content streaming


The present invention provides a system and method which aggregates disparate multimedia sources into a plurality of utility services or channels, which are accessible to a plurality of networked computing devices without the utilization of a web browser or a set-top box. Such system of distribution would enable a seamless experience to view multimedia broadcasts by navigating through channels displaying media content in full screen, including high definition video and high fidelity audio, thereby emulating the experience provided by traditional broadcast television, cable or satellite.
Openvision Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037199 

Method and device for transmitting and receiving broadcast service in hybrid broadcast system on basis of connection of terrestrial broadcast network and internet protocol network


The present invention relates to a device for receiving a hybrid broadcast service and a method for transmitting the same. The device for receiving a hybrid broadcast service, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a first reception unit for receiving a first broadcast signal transmitted through a first network; a second reception unit for receiving a second broadcast signal transmitted through a second network, wherein the broadcast signal includes a service information table; a signaling information processing unit for extracting the service information table from the broadcast signal, wherein the service information table includes a component identifier descriptor for signaling information for identifying each of a plurality of components constituting one broadcast service, the component identifier descriptor including identification information; and an audio/video processing unit for acquiring the broadcast service including the plurality of components by using the component identification information, and decoding and reproducing the acquired broadcast service..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037189 

Methods and systems for providing content


Methods and systems for providing content are disclosed. An example method can comprise a first device receiving a video content item via a first communication link.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


02/04/16
20160037150 

Stereoscopic video and audio recording method, stereoscopic video and audio reproducing method, stereoscopic video and audio recording apparatus, stereoscopic video and audio reproducing apparatus, and stereoscopic video and audio recording medium


The object of the present invention is to provide a stereoscopic video and audio recording method, a stereoscopic video and audio recording medium, a stereoscopic video and audio reproducing method, a stereoscopic video and audio recording apparatus, and a stereoscopic video and audio reproducing apparatus. An audio information storage region for three-dimensional video is arranged in advance, separately from audio information for ordinary two-dimensional video, in a media recording format for recording stereoscopic video and audio.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160037126 

Real-time visual customer support enablement system and method


Disclosed is a system and method for providing real-time visual customer support. In one embodiment, the present system is configured to enhance native phone communication by simultaneously being able to deliver one-way real-time visual streaming from the end consumer.
Livegenic Inc.


02/04/16
20160036968 

Bluetooth headset with an audio table


Techniques for a personalized bluetooth headset and a voice interaction control method thereof are described. According to one aspect of the present invention, the bluetooth headset is configured to create and maintain a voice-based table.
Wuxi Vimicro Corporation


02/04/16
20160036967 

Method and electronic device for individualizing ringtones


A first electronic device (“first device”) identifies a second electronic device (“second device”) that is within hearing range of the first device. The first device determines whether a ringtone of the first device conflicts with a ringtone of the second device (e.g., the first and second devices have the same incoming text message ringtone).
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160036962 

Unified communications system and method


A unified communications system enables a user to simultaneously manage real time voice communication with background audio streams such as a music. In one embodiment, the system comprises a plurality of devices connected through a persistent voice over ip channel, where each device is playing background audio independently, and each device is operatively coupled to a microphone.

02/04/16
20160036886 

Method and system for coordinating stream processing at a video streaming platform


A method implemented in an electronic device serving as a worker processing video and audio streams of a streaming platform system is disclosed. The method includes the electronic device requesting a task group from an orchestrator of the streaming platform system, where the orchestrator manages video and audio stream processing of the streaming platform system.
Istreamplanet Co.


02/04/16
20160036877 

Video display device and controlling the device


A method of operating a video display device including a display unit is provided. The method includes: playing uncompressed audio-visual content through a first layer of the display unit; obtaining content information on the uncompressed audio-visual content based on some of the uncompressed audio-visual content; obtaining an enhanced service based on the content information; and playing an obtained enhanced service through a second layer of the display unit, wherein the first layer and the second layer are overlapped each other..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160036815 

Regulating communication of audio data from a client device based on a privacy setting stored by the client device


A client device stores a user-specified privacy setting regulating communication of information associated with audio data captured by the client device to an external entity. When the client device captures audio data, the client device determines whether the user-specified privacy setting authorizes communication of data associated with the captured audio data to an external entity.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160036693 

Method and system for ensuring reliability of unicast video streaming at a video streaming platform


A method implemented in an electronic device serving as a stream distributor distributing unicast video and audio streams of a streaming platform system is disclosed. The stream distributor receives a unicast data flow containing data of a video and audio stream from a load balancer, the unicast data flow being transmitted in user datagram protocol (udp) packets.
Istreamplanet Co.


02/04/16
20160036660 

Dynamic audio/video channel bonding


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


02/04/16
20160036478 

Wireless charging stand


A wireless charging stand is used to position a handheld electronic device and contains: a body, a wireless charging transmitter, a rotary head, a body, and a bluetooth mechanism accommodated in the body. The body includes an upper segment axially connected with the rotary head which universally rotates on the upper segment and couples with and removes from the handheld electronic device.

02/04/16
20160036402 

System and digital signal processing in deep diving environment


The present invention relates to a system for processing of an audio signal relating to a diver in a deep diving environment. The system comprises an input device structured to receive the signal, a pitch changing module configured to change the pitch of the received signal, a plurality of processing modules collectively configured to process the pitch changed signal and produce a processed signal.

02/04/16
20160036401 

Control knob device


A control knob device that may be used in a vehicle to control audio volume or the like includes a shaft connected with a knob cap, an elastic member pressed by the shaft to be elastically deformed, and a switch located adjacent to the elastic member. The switch includes a switch part configured to output a signal upon a deformation of the elastic member.
Panasonic Corporation


02/04/16
20160035386 

Editing of higher-order ambisonic audio data


In general, techniques are described for audio editing of higher-order ambisonic audio data. A device comprising a memory and one or more processors may be configured to perform the techniques.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035371 

Method and apparatus to determine and use audience affinity and aptitude


One embodiment is a method of presenting an audio or audio-visual work which includes: (a) detecting media work content properties in an audio portion of the audio or audio-visual work using a media work content properties detection apparatus; (b) associating a presentation rate of the audio of the audio portion of the audio or audio-visual work with the detected media work content properties; and (c) presenting the portion of the audio or audio-visual work using the media work content properties detection apparatus so that the audio is presented at the presentation rate; wherein the media work content properties comprise one or more indicia of words of interest; and wherein the audio or audio-visual work includes conversations.. .
Virentem Ventures, Llc


02/04/16
20160035369 

Method and adaptively encoding and decoding high frequency band


Provided are a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an audio signal. According to the present application, a signal of a high frequency band above a preset frequency band is adaptively encoded or decoded in the time domain or in the frequency domain by using a signal of a low frequency band below the preset frequency band.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035368 

Apparatus, medium and method to encode and decode high frequency signal


A method and apparatus to encoding or decoding an audio signal is provided. In the method and apparatus, a noise-floor level to use in encoding or decoding a high frequency signal is updated according to the degree of a voiced or unvoiced sound included in the signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035367 

Speech dereverberation methods, devices and systems


Improved audio data processing method and systems are provided. Some implementations involve dividing frequency domain audio data into a plurality of subbands and determining amplitude modulation signal values for each of the plurality of subbands.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


02/04/16
20160035363 

Method and encoding and decoding noise signal


Provided is a method and apparatus for encoding/decoding an audio signal. Sections which are not used to output noise components near important spectral components and sub-bands which are not used to output noise components, are determined to be encoded or decoded, so that the efficiency of encoding and decoding an audio signal increases, and sound quality can be improved using less bits..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035362 

Method and encoding and decoding noise signal


Provided is a method and apparatus for encoding/decoding an audio signal. Sections which are not used to output noise components near important spectral components and sub-bands which are not used to output noise components, are determined to be encoded or decoded, so that the efficiency of encoding and decoding an audio signal increases, and sound quality can be improved using less bits..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035361 

Harmonic transposition in an audio coding method and system


The present invention relates to transposing signals in time and/or frequency and in particular to coding of audio signals. More particular, the present invention relates to high frequency reconstruction (hfr) methods including a frequency domain harmonic transposer.
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160035358 

Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for three-dimensional audio coding using basis function coefficients


Systems, methods, and apparatus for a unified approach to encoding different types of audio inputs are described.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035357 

Audio signal encoder comprising a multi-channel parameter selector


An apparatus comprising: a channel analyser configured to determine for a first frame of at least one audio signal a set of first frame audio signal multi-channel parameters; a multichannel parameter selector configured to select for the first frame a sub-set of the set of first frame audio signal multi-channel parameters based on a value associated with the first frame; and a multichannel parameter encoder configured to generate an encoded first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter based on the selected sub-set of the set of first frame audio signal multi-channel parameters.. .
Nokia Corporation


02/04/16
20160035356 

Editing of higher-order ambisonic audio data


In general, techniques are described for editing of higher-order ambisonic audio data. A device comprising a memory and one or more processors may be configured to perform the techniques.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160035355 

Audio decoder and decoding method using efficient downmixing


A method, an apparatus, a computer readable storage medium configured with instructions for carrying out a method, and logic encoded in one or more computer-readable tangible medium to carry out actions. The method is to decode audio data that includes n.n channels to m.m decoded audio channels, including unpacking metadata and unpacking and decoding frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; determining transform coefficients from the unpacked and decoded frequency domain exponent and mantissa data; inverse transforming the frequency domain data; and in the case m<n, downmixing according to downmixing data, the downmixing carried out efficiently..
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160035354 

Bit allocating, audio encoding and decoding


A bit allocating method is provided that includes determining the allocated number of bits in decimal point units based on each frequency band so that a signal-to-noise ratio (snr) of a spectrum existing in a predetermined frequency band is maximized within a range of the allowable number of bits for a given frame; and adjusting the allocated number of bits based on each frequency band.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035345 

Automatic language model update


A method for generating a speech recognition model includes accessing a baseline speech recognition model, obtaining information related to recent language usage from search queries, and modifying the speech recognition model to revise probabilities of a portion of a sound occurrence based on the information. The portion of a sound may include a word.
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160035344 

Identifying the language of a spoken utterance


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying the language of a spoken utterance. One of the methods includes receiving a plurality of audio frames that collectively represent at least a portion of a spoken utterance; processing the plurality of audio frames using a long short term memory (lstm) neural network to generate a respective language score for each of a plurality of languages, wherein the respective language score for each of the plurality of languages represents a likelihood that the spoken utterance was spoken in the language; and classifying the spoken utterance as being spoken in one of the plurality of languages using the language scores..
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160035342 

Audio device


An audio device connected to an electronic device is provided. The audio device connected to an electronic device includes an audio side connector comprising a microphone terminal that outputs a microphone signal to the electronic device, at least one audio terminal that receives an audio signal from the electronic device, an active noise cancelling (anc) terminal, and a ground terminal, an anc block that is driven by power input from the electronic device to remove noise around the audio device, an anc power source unit that is provided in the electronic device and applies power input via the anc terminal to the anc block as drive power, and an on/off switch unit that controls the anc power source unit, wherein the anc terminal is included in any one of the areas of the microphone terminal, the audio terminal, and the ground terminal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035341 

System and microphone placement for noise attenuation


A method and system for attenuating noise comprises identifying a location in an area at which sound emitted from one or more speakers has acoustic characteristics that are substantially similar in measure to corresponding acoustic characteristics of the emitted sound at a location approximated to be near an ear of an occupant of the area. A microphone, which may be a virtual microphone, is disposed at the identified location.
Bose Corporation


02/04/16
20160035337 

Enhancing audio using a mobile device


Embodiments disclosed herein enable detection and improvement of the quality of the audio signal using a mobile device by determining the loss in the audio signal and enhancing audio by streaming the remainder portion of audio. Embodiments disclosed herein enable an improvement in the sound quality rendered by rendering devices by emitting an test audio signal from the source device, measuring the test audio signal using microphones, detecting variation in the frequency response, loudness and timing characteristics using impulse responses and correcting for them.
Snap Networks Pvt Ltd


02/04/16
20160035334 

Audio reduction and/or elimination of distortion


An audio system for reduction and/or elimination of distortion provides a microphone or instrument sound pick up for the various musical instruments and singers within the performance venue. The sound provided by the microphone or audio pick up is coupled to an amplifier, the output of which is coupled to a speaker system.

02/04/16
20160035332 

Audio processing techniques for semantic audio recognition and report generation


System, apparatus and method for determining semantic information from audio, where incoming audio is sampled and processed to extract audio features, including temporal, spectral, harmonic and rhythmic features. The extracted audio features are compared to stored audio templates that include ranges and/or values for certain features and are tagged for specific ranges and/or values.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


02/04/16
20160035329 

Efficient combined harmonic transposition


The present document relates to audio coding systems which make use of a harmonic transposition method for high frequency reconstruction (hfr), and to digital effect processors, e.g. So-called exciters, where generation of harmonic distortion adds brightness to the processed signal.
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160035210 

Proximity-based control of media devices


Embodiments relate generally to electrical/electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, portable, wearable, and stationary media devices. Media devices may include a plurality of rf transceivers, an audio system, and a proximity detection system.
Aliphcom


02/04/16
20160035189 

Crowd based bonus and promotional system and method


A bonus and/or promotion system, such as for a casino or other retail location, includes one or more sensors for detecting the presence of one or more persons at a location and a bonus or promotion generator configured to generate and output bonuses or promotions based upon detected levels of persons in an area. The bonus or promotion generator may provide an output to existing audio and/or visual display devices of the location for announcing bonuses or promotions..
Think Tek, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035183 

Electronic gaming machine service bus


A gaming system includes a modular network services manager (nsm) component which controls communication for network components and network-based services of a gaming machine coupled to an internal communication network coupled to an external communications network. The nsm provides a single external network address for the wagering gaming machine network-based services (e.g., operating system, player interface/overlay graphical user interface, video combining, audio control, printing, touchscreen, bill validation, etc.).
Wms Gaming Inc.


02/04/16
20160034979 

System and secure delivery of creatives


A method of creating and delivering an on-demand audio asset for inclusion in a creative is described. The method includes the steps of accessing a central processing environment, requesting at least one recording of at least a portion of an audio transmission generated from a communication device, generating at least one audio asset, adding the audio asset to a pool of related assets stored in a vault connected to the central processing environment, selecting the generated audio asset and at least one other related asset from the pool of related assets to form a creative, then requesting delivery of the creative to another communication device, and finally delivering the creative to the other communication device.

02/04/16
20160034886 

Communication device


A method for making a request using a set of stereophonic ear pieces may include receiving user input at an ear piece within the set of ear pieces, wherein each of the ear pieces may be made of an ear piece housing and a short range transceiver disposed within the ear piece. The method may further include wirelessly communicating the user input from the ear piece to an electronic device through the short range transceiver of the ear piece.

02/04/16
20160034885 

Communication device


A method for making a purchase from an electronic device using an ear piece may include receiving audio information at a microphone of an ear piece, wherein the ear piece is made of a housing and a short range transceiver disposed within the ear piece. The method may further include wirelessly communicating information from the ear piece to the electronic device through the short range transceiver of the ear piece.

02/04/16
20160034877 

System and providing contactless payment with a near field communications attachment


A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack..
Capital One Financial Corporation


02/04/16
20160034804 

Systems and methods for generating, reading and transferring identifiers


Systems and methods for generating, reading and transferring identifiers are disclosed. In one embodiment, a handheld system for associating a selected audio content with an object includes an identifier applied to a surface of the object and having a predetermined graphical format that is configured to encode the selected audio content, and a handheld device operable to encode the identifier and further operable to detect an audio content associated with the identifier..

02/04/16
20160034726 

Card reader and use thereof


An integrated circuit that communicates with a host device via audio channels includes an interfacing circuit that receives and transmits analog signals on the audio channels. Such audio channels are designed for audio speakers and microphones and the interfacing circuit transmits digital data based on the received analog signals.
Id Tech


02/04/16
20160034417 

Distributed audio coordination over a two-wire communication bus


Disclosed herein are systems and technique for distributed audio coordination over a two-wire communication bus. For example, in some embodiments, a first slave device may include circuitry to receive, over a two-wire bus a synchronization control frame, audio data, and a dynamics processor (dp) parameter for a second audio device coupled to a second slave device.
Analog Devices, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034416 

Peripheral device diagnostics and control over a two-wire communication bus


Disclosed herein are systems and techniques for peripheral device diagnostics and control over a two-wire communication bus. For example, in some embodiments, a slave device may include circuitry to receive a synchronization control frame from an upstream device, receive audio data from the upstream device subsequent to receipt of the synchronization control frame, provide a synchronization response frame toward the upstream device, and provide first data representative of an operational characteristic of an audio device coupled to the slave device subsequent to provision of the synchronization response frame; circuitry to derive timing information from the synchronization control frame; and circuitry to provide the audio data to the audio device, and receive, from a sensor coupled to the slave device, second data representative of the operational characteristic of the audio device..
Analog Devices, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034306 

Method and system for a graph based video streaming platform


A method implemented in an electronic device serving as an orchestrator managing video and audio stream processing of a streaming platform system is disclosed. The method includes the electronic device receiving a request to process a video source and creating a task graph based on the request, where the task graph is a directed acyclic graph of tasks for processing the video source, where each node of the task graph represents a processing task, and where each edge of the task graph represents a data flow across two processing tasks and corresponding input and output of each processing task.
Istreamplanet Co.


02/04/16
20160034253 

Device and performing functions


Provided is a device including a display, an audio inputter, and a controller. The display displays at least one screen page of an application that is being executed.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034249 

Speechless interaction with a speech recognition device


Embodiments for interacting with speech input systems are provided. One example provides an electronic device including an earpiece, a speech input system, and a speechless input system.
Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc


02/04/16
20160034247 

Extending content sources


Methods and systems for extending content sources associated with a social application. The implementations may include sampling and quantifying audio signals by a computing device.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


02/04/16
20160034246 

Transmitting method and transmitting device, receiving method and receiving device, and transfer method and transfer system


Data broadcast data, which is broadcast in data broadcasts, is constructed by disposing, for example, emd (electric music distribution) links required to acquire song data as actual broadcast data, which is broadcast in actual broadcasts by a transmitting device, the actual broadcast data is transmitted, and the data broadcast data wherein the emd links for the song data in the actual broadcasts are disposed, is transmitted periodically during the transmission of the actual broadcast data. The actual broadcast data and the data broadcast data are received by a user terminal, and the emd links disposed in the data broadcast data are stored whenever there is an input of an operation to attach a “bookmark”.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160034161 

Methods and systems of providing interactive media presentations


A method of providing an interactive media presentation, the method may include, by an electronic device identifying a child electronic device, establishing communication with the identified child electronic device, and causing a media presentation and a graphical representation of a conversation atlas to be displayed on the electronic device. The conversation atlas may include a plurality of selection elements that are each associated with an audio element or a visual element associated with the media presentation.
Content Maker, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034160 

Methods and systems of providing interactive media presentations


A method of providing an interactive media presentation may include, by an electronic device, receiving, from a user electronic device, an indication that an interactive portion of a media presentation is about to begin, and causing a graphical representation of a conversation atlas to be displayed. The conversation atlas may include a plurality of selection elements that are each associated with an audio element for a character that is featured in the interactive portion.
Content Maker, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034146 

Touchscreen-based vehicle interface


An interface/electronics module for reading information from a vehicle data bus and controlling functions available through the vehicle data bus. A graphical user interface is provided.

02/04/16
20160034051 

Audio-visual content navigation with movement of computing device


Methods and apparatus for navigating audio-visual content on a computing device are provided. Embodiments of the system allow a user of the device to navigate the audio-visual content through an application interface using a movement of the device in various directions.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034033 

Augmenting mobile computing device audio output via vibration elements


Embodiments of the invention utilize one or more vibration elements to enhance the audio output of a computing device. These vibration element(s) may comprise any conventional vibrating element including a mass element (i.e., counterweight) electrically driven via an actuator to produce the vibrations.
Intel Corporation


02/04/16
20160030841 

Hosting and broadcasting virtual events using streaming interactive video


Methods for hosting and operating a twitch service and systems are provided. One method includes running a twitch video game or real-time application at a hosting service center.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Llc


02/04/16
20160030767 

Audio-visual summarization system for rt plan evaluation


A method for reviewing a treatment plan (24) for delivering radiation therapy to a patient. The treatment plan (24) includes geometric analysis data, dose distribution analysis data, dose volume histogram data, parametric analysis data or deliverability analysis data of a patient.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/04/16
20160030702 

Audio play device and method thereof and display device including audio play device


The present invention provides an audio play device for inducing a user to fall asleep and a method thereof. The audio play device comprises: an identifying module for identifying a user's state; a frequency adjusting module for adjusting the frequency of an initial audio signal according to the identified user's state to generate a first audio signal and a second audio signal having frequency difference, the initial audio signal being the audio signal from a program source; a generation module for generating a first sound wave according to the first audio signal and generating a second sound wave according to the second audio signal; and a playing module for causing the first sound wave and the second wave to enter left ear and right ear of the user respectively at the same time..
Beijing Boe Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160029615 

Airborne bird strike countermeasure


A system for deterring bird strikes on an airborne aircraft is provided. The system includes at least one light configured to project light at optical wavelengths within an avian species optical sensitivity but having low or no observability by pilots.
Government Of The United States, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air Force


01/28/16
20160029144 

Method of rendering one or more captured audio soundfields to a listener


A computer implemented system for rendering captured audio soundfields to a listener (4) comprises apparatus (10) to deliver the audio soundfields to the listener (4). The delivery apparatus (10) delivers the audio soundfields to the listener (4) with first and second audio elements perceived by the listener (4) as emanating from first and second virtual source locations (1), respectively, and with the first audio element and/or the second audio element delivered to the listener (4) from a third virtual source location (3).
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


01/28/16
20160029143 

Acoustic beacon for broadcasting the orientation of a device


A method for determining the orientation of a loudspeaker relative to a listening device is described. The method simultaneously drives each transducer to emit beam patterns corresponding to distinct orthogonal audio signals.
Apple Inc.


01/28/16
20160029142 

Adaptive room equalization using a speaker and a handheld listening device


A loudspeaker that measures the impulse response of a listening area is described. The loudspeaker may output sounds corresponding to a segment of an audio signal.
Apple Inc.


01/28/16
20160029140 

Methods and systems for generating and interactively rendering object based audio


Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


01/28/16
20160029139 

Apparatus and processing multi-channel audio signal


Disclosed is an apparatus and method for processing a multichannel audio signal. A multichannel audio signal processing method may include: generating an n-channel audio signal of n channels by down-mixing an m-channel audio signal of m channels; and generating a stereo audio signal by performing binaural rendering of the n-channel audio signal..
Electronics And Techcommunications Research Institute


01/28/16
20160029138 

Methods and systems for interactive rendering of object based audio


Methods for generating an object based audio program which is renderable in a personalizable manner, e.g., to provide an immersive, perception of audio content of the program. Other embodiments include steps of delivering (e.g., broadcasting), decoding, and/or rendering such a program.
Dolby International Ab


01/28/16
20160029137 

Mass port plug for customizing headphone drivers, and related methods


A headphone includes an ear-cup housing and an audio driver. The audio driver has a driver housing, and a driver aperture extending through the audio driver from an exterior thereof toward a diaphragm.
Skullcandy, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029136 

Arranging an audio signal based on the number of loudspeakers


An apparatus including: a router configured to route a first audio signal to a local loudspeaker apparatus; and a switch configured to route at least one further audio signal, wherein in a first mode of operation the switch is configured to route the at least one further audio signal to at least one remote loudspeaker apparatus dependent on determining the presence of at least one remote loudspeaker apparatus, and in a second mode of operation the switch is configured to route the at least one further audio signal to the local loudspeaker apparatus.. .
Nokia Corporation


01/28/16
20160029130 

Method for evaluating a useful signal and audio device


A high-performance method evaluates a useful signal of an audio device, and in particular of an audio apparatus, for example for reducing interference. Accordingly, in the method at least two microphone signals are each obtained from a sound signal and a reference signal is obtained from the microphone signals, a portion of the microphone signals from a predetermined direction being blocked.
Sivantos Pte. Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029124 

System and mitigating audio feedback


A system and method for mitigating audio feedback may calculate a smoothed frequency spectrum of an audio signal. Previously detected candidate feedback tones may be obtained.
2236008 Ontario Inc.


01/28/16
20160029123 

Feedback suppression using phase enhanced frequency estimation


A feedback suppression system for reducing acoustic feedback may include a controller configured to buffer a series of incoming digital sample signals to provide a plurality of buffered signals, the incoming digital sample signal being indicative of an audio input signal that includes audio data and acoustic feedback, determine a complex spectrum of the plurality of buffered signals, determine a magnitude squared spectrum from the complex spectrum, identify at least one peak in the magnitude squared spectrum, identify a frequency of the at least one identified peak using a phase enhanced frequency estimate, and set a notch filter at the identified frequency to eliminate the acoustic feedback of the audio input signal.. .
Harman International Industries, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029121 

System and multichannel on-line unsupervised bayesian spectral filtering of real-world acoustic noise


A system for processing audio data comprising a linear demixing system configured to receive a plurality of sub-band audio channels and to generate an audio output and a noise output. A spatial likelihood system coupled to the linear demixing system, the spatial likelihood system configured to receive the audio output and the noise output and to generate a spatial likelihood function.
Conexant Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029120 

Robust acoustic echo cancellation for loosely paired devices based on semi-blind multichannel demixing


A method for echo cancellation in multichannel audio signals includes receiving a plurality of time-domain signals, including multichannel audio signals and at least one reference signal, transforming the time-domain signals to k under-sampled complex-valued subband signals using an analysis filter bank, and performing, for each of the k under-sampled complex-value subband signals, linear echo cancellation of the reference signal from each channel using an acoustic echo canceller. A probability of acoustic echo dominance is produced using a single-double talk estimator, and a semi-blind multichannel source separation is performed based on the probability and independent component analysis (“ica”) to decompose the audio signals into a near-end source signal and a residual echoes using subband semi-blind source separation.
Conexant Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029118 

Simultaneous wired and wireless connection for demonstration product


A demonstration system includes a demonstration processor including a wired audio output, a data interface, and an anchor point. A portable audio device includes a wireless interface for receiving first audio signals, a wired audio input for receiving second audio signals, a mixing circuit outputting third audio signals including audio content from both the first and second audio signals, an output audio transducer for receiving the third audio signals from the mixing circuit and outputting them as audible signals, a user interface, a data interface, and a programmable processor in communication with the user interface and the data interface.
Bose Corporation


01/28/16
20160029114 

Wireless earphone set


The invention is about a real wireless earphone set including of two no-wire linking earphone assemblies. The earphone set communicates to an audio source with wireless protocol directly or through a wireless transmitter assembly plugged in the audio source.

01/28/16
20160029108 

Acoustic diffusion generator with wells and fluted fins


A reflector and an electronic system produce a diffuse way by creating time delays in accordance with a number sequence. An acoustical passive reflector incorporates a series of wells in its surface to transform an acoustical wave into a series of acoustical waves having a time difference based on a number sequence.
Acoustic 3d Holdings Limited


01/28/16
20160029102 

Systems and methods for autonomous broadcasting


Computer-implemented systems and methods provide for the autonomous broadcasting of video data, audio data, or video and audio data during an event, wherein the broadcasting can be schedule in advance and from a remote location (i.e., over a network).. .
Boxcast, Llc


01/28/16
20160029100 

Multi-dimensional sound system for use with an interactive device


A multidimensional sound system coordinates the playback of audio streams on a device that outputs more than one video stream simultaneously. The system provides a method for splitting and directing sound so that multiple users viewing multiple content streams on a single device can hear audio relevant to the video content they wish to view.
Suzo-happ Group


01/28/16
20160029084 

Method and controlling play of an audio signal


Apparatus and methods conforming to the present invention comprise a method of controlling playback of an audio signal through analysis of a corresponding close caption signal in conjunction with analysis of the corresponding audio signal. Objection text or other specified text in the close caption signal is identified through comparison with user identified objectionable text.
Clearplay, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029082 

Methods and systems for content navigation


Systems and methods for aiding user content navigation are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs.
Eldon Technology Limited


01/28/16
20160029065 

Set top/back box, providing a remote control device


A set top/back box and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes television input/output, a processor, and memory.
Enseo, Inc


01/28/16
20160029060 

Portable broadcast system accommodating multiple remote users for digital audio/video transmission via wired or wireless ip or 3g/4g networks


A system for simultaneously distributing program content originating from hundreds of remote multicast transmit units to a global network such as the internet, and configured to receive at a host multicast receiver/server the transmitted program content segments from each of the remote multicast transmit units in real time, at full bandwidth and minimum latency. A command center station coupled to a first output of the multicast receiver/server for distribution of the program content segments via a satellite broadcast network interface to one or more affiliated stations and a second output of the multicast receiver/server via a third party network interface for streaming distribution to the affiliated stations..

01/28/16
20160029052 

Method and converting audio, video and control signals


An apparatus for converting between synchronous audio, video and control signals and asynchronous data streams for an ip network as interfaces for the audio and video signals and for control signals. A processor is arranged to convert between the synchronous audio, video and control signals and asynchronous packaged data streams.
British Broadcasting Corporation


01/28/16
20160029002 

Platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers


A platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers for playback of video and audio files on arbitrary computing devices, including mobile devices, laptop and desktop computers. The platform-agnostic video player for mobile computing devices and desktop computers generally includes a file retrieval component suitable for receiving a video or audio file; a video and audio decoding software component capable of decoding encoded video or audio data into a format suitable for display or playback; a video display and audio playback component; and a user interaction component..



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