|| List of recent Audio-related patents
|User authentication method and apparatus based on audio and video data|
A computer-implemented method is performed at a server having one or more processors and memory storing programs executed by the one or more processors for authenticating a user from video and audio data. The method includes: receiving a login request from a mobile device, the login request including video data and audio data; extracting a group of facial features from the video data; extracting a group of audio features from the audio data and recognizing a sequence of words in the audio data; identifying a first user account whose respective facial features match the group of facial features and a second user account whose respective audio features match the group of audio features.
|Apparatus and method for use with a data stream|
Telecommunications network and method an apparatus (201) comprises an interface (205) for receiving a data stream (203), for example a digital media data stream such as mpeg2-ts. The data stream (203) comprises a set of component parts (for example video, audio, subtitle), wherein one or more of the component parts further comprises a set of sub-component parts (for example a plurality of video, audio or subtitle sub-component parts, respectively).
|In-vehicle display for audio-video distribution|
An in-vehicle display for audio-video distribution. The in-vehicle display may comprise a mounting arrangement and an entertainment system, wherein the entertainment system may further comprise: a housing, at least one display screen, a communication tool, and one or more connection modules.
|Data distribution unit for vehicle entertainment system|
A data distribution unit for a vehicle includes a wireless receiver configured to receive coded data wirelessly via a cellular network, a signal processor configured to decode the coded data into video data and audio data, and a wireless transmitter configured to transmit the video data wirelessly to a display and transmit the audio data wirelessly to a speaker.. .
|Personalized augmented a/v stream creation|
A personalized audio and/or video (av) stream is created for a user. A first stream of av data is selected by reference to predetermined user preferences.
|Integrated cable modem and cable television management system|
An audio/video (a/v) processing system may receive a broadcast signal that includes commercials. The system may detect a first communication in the broadcast signal and obtain a user commercial type selection.
|Interactive live political events|
An interactive political event allows clients to provide feedback to political candidates speakers and/or event producers relative to the event being observed. Feedback options include shout outs, emotapplause, and voting.
|Mobile terminal and control method thereof|
There is provided a mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal according to the one embodiment analyzes a voice signal received through the audio input unit, when going to a voice recognition mode, selects at least one application to be executed, and at least one item of content to be used in the application, according to the analyzed voice signal, wherein the at least one item of content is selected from items of content displayed on the touch screen, and executes the selected at least one application by using the selected at least one item of content according to the analyzed voice signal..
|Multi-take compositing of digital media assets|
Methods, graphical user interfaces, computer apparatus and computer readable medium for producing media content are disclosed. For example, a user of a computing device can utilize the methods, graphical user interfaces, computer apparatus, and computer readable medium to edit the media content.
|Content development and distribution using cognitive sciences database|
Computer implemented methods and systems facilitate development and distribution of content for presentation on a display or a multiplicity of networked displays, the content including content elements. The content elements may include graphics, text, video clips, still images, audio clips or web pages.
|Method, apparatus, system and computer readable storage medium of adding instant message contact|
There are provided a method, apparatus, system and computer readable storage medium of adding an instant message contact. The method includes: receiving a joining-in request for a group from a client where a user locates, the joining-in request comprising a group identifier; acquiring audio and/or video information of other user in the group, based on the group identifier; and transmitting the audio and/or video information of the other user to the client where the user locates, for adding by the client where the user locates the instant message contact based on the audio and/or video information of the other user.
|System and method for audio signal collection and processing|
The present application discloses systems and methods that may be used for audio signal collection and processing. After receiving audio data by recording or transmission, a computer system may process the audio data to generate audio metadata associated with the audio data.
|Matching method and system for audio content|
A matching method and system for audio content, includes: obtaining a first audio frame and a second audio frame from an audio clip to be matched, wherein the first audio frame and the second audio frame are audio frames in successive; converting the first audio frame into a first group of sub-bands and converting the second audio frame into a second group of sub-bands; converting the first group of sub-bands into a first group of sub-hash tables and converting the second group of sub-bands into a second group of sub-hash tables; separately comparing the first group of sub-hash tables and the second group of sub-hash tables with the audio clips stored in a database and obtaining a first group of candidate audio and a second group of candidate audio; determining a matching result by selecting from the first group of candidate audio and the second group of candidate audio.. .
|Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program|
An information processing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes: storing means for storing audio data and related information corresponding to the audio data; receiving means for acquiring electronic program guide information indicating programs scheduled to be broadcasted; and program selecting means for executing comparison processing for comparing predetermined related information corresponding to predetermined audio data among the audio data and the electronic program guide information and selecting, on the basis of a result of the comparison processing, a predetermined program from the broadcast-scheduled programs indicated by the electronic program guide information..
|System and method for interactive virtual banking|
Embodiments of the invention are directed to a computer-implemented interactive virtual banking system and method for connecting a user environment with a banking environment for facilitating banking transactions. The system may include a computer memory storing a plurality of banking application programs and an interactive virtual environment generator for generating an interactive virtual banking environment, the environment including visual and audio components.
|Audio encoder, audio decoder, methods for encoding and decoding an audio signal, and a computer program|
A decoder for providing a decoded representation of an audio signal on the basis of an encoded audio stream representing spectral components of frequency bands of the audio signal includes a noise filler for introducing noise into spectral components of a plurality of frequency bands to which separate frequency band gain information is associated on the basis of a common multi-band noise intensity value.. .
|Audio coding device and method|
An audio coding device that performs predictive coding on a third-channel signal included in a plurality of channels in an audio signal according to a first-channel signal and a second-channel signal, which are included in the plurality of channels, and to a plurality of channel prediction coefficients included in a coding book, the device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, selecting channel prediction coefficients corresponding to the first-channel signal and the second-channel signal so that an error, which is determined by a difference between the third-channel signal before predictive coding and the third-channel signal after predictive coding, is minimized; and controlling the first-channel signal or the second-channel signal so that the error is further reduced.. .
|Method and device for keyword detection|
An electronic device with one or more processors and memory trains an acoustic model with an international phonetic alphabet (ipa) phoneme mapping collection and audio samples in different languages, where the acoustic model includes: a foreground model; and a background model. The device generates a phone decoder based on the trained acoustic model.
|Assistive device for converting an audio signal into a visual representation|
A device for converting an audio signal into a visual representation, the device comprising at least one receiver for receiving the audio signal; a signal processing unit for processing the received audio signal; a converter for converting the processed audio signal into a visual representation; and projecting means for projecting the visual representation onto a display, wherein the display comprises an embedded grating structure.. .
|Systems and methods for gathering research data|
Methods and systems are provided for gathering research data that includes information pertaining to audio signals received on a portable device, such as a cell phone. Frequency domain data is received or produced, a signature is extracted from the frequency domain data and an ancillary code is read from the frequency domain data..
|Communication apparatus and voice processing method therefor|
A voice processing method for use in a communication apparatus, in an embodiment, includes the following steps. A near-end audio signal is received by at least one microphone of the communication apparatus.
|Mitigating audible cross talk|
Audible crosstalk can be mitigated in a low-cost three-wire device having audio capability and/or voice applications. In some embodiments, a voltage can be introduced in a microphone power supply that is approximately the same as a measured noise voltage and the resulting voltage appearing at a microphone output can be optimized to mitigate the noise voltage and, thus, the presence of crosstalk.
|Low power voice detection|
Methods of enabling voice processing with minimal power consumption includes recording time-domain audio signal at a first clock frequency and a first voltage, and performing fast fourier transform (fft) operations on the time-domain audio signal at a second clock frequency to generate frequency-domain audio signal. The frequency domain audio signal may be enhanced to obtain better signal to noise ratio, through one or multiple filtering and enhancing techniques.
|Digital acoustic system|
Provided is a digital acoustic system comprising: a ΔΣ modulator that modulates a digital input signal and outputs a digital signal; a post-filter that is connected to the ΔΣ modulator and which performs mismatch shaping to convert the digital signal; a parallel-serial converter that converts the digital signal converted by the post-filter into a digital signal which is serially transmitted; a serial-parallel converter that restores the digital signal converted by the parallel-serial converter; and a drive circuit which receives the digital signal restored by the serial-parallel converter, and drives drive elements to convert the signal into an analog audio signal.. .
|Method and device for conducting a pure tone audiometry screening|
A method for conducting a pure tone audiometry uses tones of different frequency and intensity utilizing an adaptive procedure. Tone signals with at least two different frequencies are independently changed by delivering to a test person a set of at least three different test stimuli selected from a group of no tone at all, one long tone with a first frequency, and a multitude of short tones of a second frequency.
|Software application for intercepting phone call and text messages from specific contacts|
A method for a software application is used to intercept unwanted phone calls or text messages for a cellular phone. The software application allows a user to manage their blacklist, which contain contacts that the user does not want to communicate with.
|Interactive personal surveillance and security (ipss) systems and methods|
Embodiments relating to an interactive personal surveillance and security (ipss) system are provided for one or more users carrying one or more respective wireless personal communication devices (wcds) that are capable of capturing and sending surveillance information (e.g., video, images, audio, sensor data, etc.) to one or more remotely located servers (rlss). From the information, the rlss can identify and secure dangerous environments, encounters, etc., and log events or take other actions.
|Prediction-based fm stereo radio noise reduction|
The present document relates to audio signal processing, in particular to an apparatus and a corresponding method for improving the audio signal of an fm stereo radio receiver. In particular, the present document relates to a method and system for reducing the noise of a received fm stereo radio signal.
|Methods and apparatus for improving audio quality using an acoustic leak compensation system in a mobile device|
Techniques for use in improving audio quality with use of an acoustic leak compensation (alc) system in a mobile device are described. The mobile device includes a receiver and a microphone which is acoustically coupled to the receiver.
|Muzzle flash simulators|
Muzzle flash simulators that combine visual, audio, and thermal signals synchronized to the firing of a rifleman's weapon to obscure his position by producing the illusion that the shot came from a location other than the rifleman's actual location. The system may be deployed by placement with a removable ground penetrating spike, by use upon a tripod mounting system, by a hanger or by launching upon a projectile.
Disclosed are sweetened consumables and methods of forming said sweetened consumables that comprise certain sweeteners and at least one sweetness enhancer in a concentration near its sweetness detection threshold. The sweeteners include sucrose, fructose, glucose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, xylose, arabinose, rhamnose, erythritol, xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, inositol, acesulfame potassium, aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharine, or combinations thereof.
|Method and apparatus for storing broadcast program|
A method and apparatus for storing a broadcast program are provided. The apparatus includes: a signal processing unit which generates an audio/video (a/v) file, an application file, and a first electronic program guide (epg) file by appropriately processing a plurality of a/v signals, application information, and epg information, respectively, which are included in an input broadcast program transport stream; a synchronization unit which receives the a/v file, the application file, and the first epg file from the signal processing unit, generates storage information for the a/v file and storage information for the application file, and converts the first epg file into a second epg file comprising the storage information for the a/v file and the storage information for the application file; and a storage unit which stores the a/v file, the application file, and the second epg file..
|Video analysis assisted generation of multi-channel audio data|
In general, techniques are described for capturing multi-channel audio data. A device comprising one or more processors may be configured to implement the techniques.
|Playback apparatus, playback method, program, recording medium, and data structure|
The present invention relates to a playback apparatus, a playback method, a program, a recording medium, and a data structure that enable interactive operations when playing back av content. A controller 34 obtains an order list of audio stream numbers in advance.
|Remote interaction device|
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for remote interaction with a subject in an environment. The device has audio-visual recording and transmitting functionality to provide an operator at a remote location with an audio-visual feed of the environment near the device.
|Determine video to play with audio|
Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to determining video to play based on audio. Videos associated with the audio are determined.
|Parametric transducer and related methods|
An ultrasonic audio speaker includes a backing plate comprising a first major surface and a conductive region, the backing plate further comprising a plurality of textural elements disposed on the first major surface. A flexible layer disposed adjacent the first major surface of the backing plate includes a conductive region and an insulative region, wherein the flexible layer is disposed adjacent the backing plate such that the insulative region is positioned between the backing plate and the conductive region of the flexible layer, and such that there is a volume of air between the flexible layer and surfaces of the textural elements..
|Mobile communications device case|
A case for a mobile communications device is provided that is configurable to take on at least two audio/audible configurations. The first audio/audible configuration is a handset configuration and the second audio configuration is a headphone/earphone/earbud configuration.
|Modular adapter assembly for telecoil and auxiliary audio input device mixing|
An exemplary apparatus for use with an auditory prosthesis system includes a housing, a connector port disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to be communicatively coupled to an auxiliary audio input device, a telecoil disposed at least partially within the housing, and a multi-position switch disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to selectively enable the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil. The auxiliary audio input device is enabled and the telecoil is disabled when the switch is in a first position, both the auxiliary audio input device and the telecoil are enabled when the switch is in a second position, and the telecoil is enabled and the auxiliary audio input device is disabled when the switch is in a third position.
|Techniques for front and rear speaker audio control in a device|
Techniques for audio control for an electronic device are discussed. The audio control for speaker channel configuration facilitates supporting proper audio stereo sound based at least in part on an orientation of the electronic device..
|Apparatus for front and rear speaker audio control in a device|
Techniques for audio control for an electronic device are discussed. The audio control for front and rear speaker channel configuration facilitates supporting proper audio stereo sound based at least in part on an orientation of the electronic device..
|Techniques for speaker audio control in a device|
Techniques for audio control for an electronic device are discussed. The audio control for speaker channel configuration facilitates supporting proper audio stereo sound based at least in part on an orientation of the electronic device..
|Amplifier for electrostatic transducers|
A class d audio amplifier which provides both an alternating signal and a dc bias voltage to an electrostatic transducer (9). The amplifier comprises an input module (1) for generating a modulated sequence of pulses in response to an input audio signal, and an output module (3) for amplifying the sequence of pulses, which includes high speed switching output transistors (4, 5).
|Optimal mixing matrices and usage of decorrelators in spatial audio processing|
An apparatus for generating an audio output signal having two or more audio output channels from an audio input signal having two or more audio input channels includes a provider and a signal processor. The provider is adapted to provide first covariance properties of the audio input signal.
|Situation responsive audio system|
A method of controlling an audio system includes generating a situation response model for a situation parameter, determining a situation parameter value, and at least one of (1) providing an audio system output as a function of the situation response model and the situation parameter value and (2) receiving an audio system input as a function of the situation response model and the situation parameter value.. .
|Frequency domain noise cancellation with a desired null based acoustic devices, systems, and methods|
Frequency domain signal extraction methods and apparatuses include receiving a reference signal, which contains mostly undesired audio and is substantially void of desired audio. The reference signal is decomposed into at least two reference frequency components.
|Wireless network audio system having auto-pairing function and auto-pairing method using the same|
A system and method of auto-pairing in a wireless network audio system is provided. The auto-pairing method including: entering, by an audio source device, an auto-pairing mode in response to power being supplied; retrieving, by the audio source device, a peripheral wireless speaker; and providing, by the audio source device, a home identifier (id) for pairing with the wireless speaker in response to the audio source device retrieving the wireless speaker..
|Headphones with cloud integration|
Described herein is a portable acoustic device including a headband adapted to go over or around a user's head, and a pair of earpieces each being slidably attached to the headband. One of the pair of earpieces or the headband includes, a control interface, a battery, at least one transceiver configured to transmit and/or receive electromagnetic signals, and an electronic circuit configured to wirelessly interact with an audio source available on a network or a device via the at least one transceiver..
A wireless headset including a body having an earphone coupling portion; a wireless module provided in the body and configured to wirelessly receive an audio signal from a mobile terminal; a speaker provided in the body; an earphone connected to the body via a cable and configured to be coupled to the body via an earphone coupling portion; a coupling sensor provided the body and configured to sense whether the earphone is coupled to the earphone coupling portion; and a controller configured to output the audio signal received from the mobile terminal via the speaker and not via the earphone, when the coupling sensor senses the earphone is coupled to the earphone coupling portion, and output the audio signal received from the mobile terminal via the earphone and not via the speaker, when the coupling sensor senses the earphone is separated from the earphone coupling portion.. .
|Immersive sound system|
Sound control and audio output systems and methods for an entertainment venue are described. The venue includes immersive display and sound elements.
|Audio processing and enhancement system|
A system and method for enhancing the audio experience on a consumer electronic device is disclosed. A system for enhancing the audio experience on a consumer electronic device including a parametrically configurable processing block is disclosed.
|Apparatus for speaker audio control in a device|
The electronic device has audio control for speaker channel based at least in part on an orientation and number of speakers of the electronic device.. .
|Teleconferencing using steganographically-embedded audio data|
A multi-party control unit (mcu) generates, based on audio data streams that represent sounds associated terminal devices, a mixed audio data stream. In addition, the mcu modifies the mixed mono audio data to steganographically embed sub-streams that include representations of the mono audio data streams.
|Internet phone trailer|
A training system is disclosed. The training system includes a server.
|Communication system and method|
A modem is disclosed. An embodiment thereof includes: a first interface arranged to connect to a network, a second interface arranged to connect to a host processor on the terminal, an audio interface arranged to connect to an audio processing means and a processing unit arranged to receive a plurality of parameters from the terminal via the second interface.
|Wireless sound transmission system and method|
A method for providing sound to at least one user, in which audio signals are captured and transformed into audio data that is transmitted to at least one receiver unit; audio signals are generated from the received audio data and the hearing of the user(s) stimulated thereby; wherein the audio data is transmitted as audio data packets in separate slots of a tdma frame structure, wherein the transmission unit and the receiver unit(s) are synchronized to form a wireless network, wherein each tdma frame structure has at least one listening slot during which the synchronized network members do not transmit data and at least one network members listens, and wherein control data is transmitted from an external control device according to a sequence pattern selected according to the duration and periodicity of the listening slot(s) to be received by the at least one synchronized network member during said listening slot(s).. .
|Audio and video reproduction apparatus having main board on which surface mount type connectors are mounted|
Provided is a video and audio reproduction apparatus including a display unit; a speaker unit; a main board; and a power supply unit, and the main board includes a printed circuit board; a first connector area which is formed on a front side of the printed circuit board; a second connector area which is formed on the front side of the printed circuit board; and a main chip which is surface-mounted on a back side of the printed circuit board.. .
|Eye fixation system and method|
An eye fixation system for attention-attracting fixation of a user's eye includes an audio system configured to play sound based on audio signals to be audible to a user so as to attract the user's attention, and a target display system configured to communicate with the audio system to receive the audio signals and to display an optical target to be viewed by the user. The target display system includes an optical modulator configured to modulate the optical target based on the audio signals.
|Trailer with display screen storage and support|
A trailer with display screen storage and support includes infrastructure necessary to store, support and adjust the position and orientation of a large display screen displaying audio/video programming. The trailer has a bed facilitating storage of screen sections on one side of a telescoping support.
|Method and system for generation of images based on biorhythms|
Certain embodiments of the invention may include apparatus, systems, and methods for exchanging pictures, images, audio files, and videos over social networks. Said communications comprise transcribed media such as voice recordings, photographs, digitally manipulated images, or videos.
|Auxiliary focusing system for an ip camera|
The present invention discloses an auxiliary focusing system for an ip camera. The auxiliary focusing system utilizes an image sensor module to determine whether the focusing is accomplished.
|Method and system for managing data from digital network surveillance cameras|
A computer implemented method of establishing and managing an arbitrarily large, geographically distributed video surveillance network is provided. The method comprises a plurality of independent video processing components operatively coupled by a data network, each independent video processing component configured to implement one or more tasks, the one or more tasks comprising video capture, relaying, recording, processing, storage, analysis and event-monitoring of video and audio files and information..
|Systems, methods, and computer programs for joining an online conference already in progress|
Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for joining an online conference already in progress. One such method comprises: a conferencing system establishing an audio conference between a plurality of participants accessing the conferencing system via a communication network; the conferencing system presenting to the participants via a graphical user interface the audio conference and a conference interface displaying a participant object identifying each of the participants; synchronously recording the audio conference with content presented in the conference interface; storing the synchronized audio conference and the content; during the audio conference, receiving from a new participant a request to join the audio conference already in progress; and in response to the request to join the audio conference, playing back the synchronized audio conference and the content presented in the conference interface to the new participant beginning from a recording start location..
|Method and device for synthesizing image|
A method and device for synthesizing an image for audiovisual communication includes: generating, if a request for synthesizing a sensor image input through a camera sensor and an image designated by a user is input, a synthesis image of the sensor image and the designated image. The method also includes storing, when the synthesis image is generated, object information of an object of the sensor image and object information of an object of the designated image; and changing, if a sensor image is input in which object information of the sensor image object has changed, object information of the designated image object according to the changed object information of the sensor image object and synthesizing the sensor image and the designated image in which object information has changed..