|| List of recent Audio-related patents
|Digital content distribution and subscription system|
Digital content distribution systems and methods are provided for distributing for digital data files, such as digital audio and video data files. In accordance with one implementation, a token-based authentication system is provided that does not require knowledge of the individual user requesting the download of digital content data or real-time access to user account information.
|Systems, methods and computer software for live video/audio broadcasting|
One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a system for live video/audio broadcasting (e.g., game broadcasting). Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for live video/audio broadcasting (e.g., game broadcasting).
|Contextual queries for augmenting video display|
An embodiment provides a method, including: deriving text data from an input of audiovisual data; analyzing the text data to form one or more key words; selecting the one or more key words to obtain one or more relevant key words, wherein selecting comprises selection based on text data from user specific data sources; forming the one or more relevant key words into a query for obtaining relevant content; and issuing one or more queries to obtain related content from a network connected device. Other aspects are described and claimed..
|Location for secondary content based on data differential|
Methods and apparatus provide for a content inserter to determine location(s) for secondary content in streaming video. The content inserter receives a set of video frames and analyzes data differential(s) occurring in the set of video frames to identify secondary content locations between adjacent video frames.
|Method and multimedia unit for processing a digital broadcast transport stream|
A method of managing the processing of a digital broadcast transport stream by a multimedia unit identified by a personal identifier. The multimedia unit being connectable to a security module associated to the multimedia unit and/or a server through an ip-connection with a return path.
|System and method for displaying and editing digitally sampled audio data|
A method and system including segmenting digital samples related to input audio data into arc segments representing output audio data. The arc segments are arranged to form multiple arcs which are arranged to form a record image.
|Content-object synchronization and authoring of dynamic metadata|
A method and system are provided which allow for the standardization of object-oriented metadata for units of supplemental data and the improved association of video assets with objects. By defining such a standard, metadata can be added that addresses the lack of creative control and flexibility for authors of supplemental content and interactive elements.
|Method, system and apparatus for communicating with an electronic device and a stereo housing|
A remote control for communicating with an electronic device and a stereo housing comprises a microphone, a remote control speaker, a controller, and a video screen that displays visual content based on content of the electronic device and the stereo housing. The visual content is able to comprise song, album, and artist information and caller identification information of a call received by the electronic device.
|Proximity synchronization of audio content among multiple playback and storage devices|
A wireless communication system and in particular to a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information.
|Transmission of digital audio data|
A system, method and computer-readable code for segmenting an audio stream into a plurality of small digital audio files using gaps in the natural language of the audio stream is provided. The small digital audio files are transmitted, loaded, and played in a specific order, such that from the user's perspective, the audio stream is reproduced in an apparently seamless manner.
|Framework for media presentation playback|
A system for generating a structured file that includes all of the various media items need to play the corresponding media presentation is described. (media items include, for example, images, movies, and audio files.) in one implementation, all of the various media items needed to support the presentation's playback may be collected, where after at least one of them is texturized.
|Syntax-aware manipulation of media files in a container format|
A container format processing tool performs syntax-aware manipulation of hierarchically organized syntax elements defined according to a container format in a media file. For example, a container format verifier checks conformance of a media file to a container format, which can help ensure interoperability between diverse sources of media content and playback equipment.
Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving configuration data comprising an indication of a first security or index, an original price of the first security or index, and a first audio indicator type. Pricing data of the first security or index is received and a change in price of the first security or index is determined based upon the received pricing data and the original price.
|Live auction participation utilizing a coupled bidding device|
The ability to participate in an active auction is enabled for remote bidders by allowing the remote bidder to use a bidding device coupled to an active auction through a network. The remote bidding device receives live audio from the auction with minimal delay, and can receive and provide bidding information to the auction in real time.
|System and method for providing inaudible codes and corresponding information to users via their computing devices|
In accordance with embodiments of the invention, systems and methods are provided to facilitate the processing of inaudible codes in audio and audio/visual streams broadcast over television, radio, computer, or in piped music/muzak, for example, by computing devices, such as mobile devices and computers. The inaudible codes are associated with items of information provided by third parties, such as coupons, offers, advertising, explanatory information, etc.
|Using mix-media for payment authorization|
Techniques for identifying a user and authenticating payment transactions based on the identification include requesting the user to send his audio, video, and/or image from the point of sale location and comparing the received audio, video, and/or image to an audio/video/image on file to identify and authenticate the user as being the official holder of the payment device being used in the transaction. Once the user is authenticated, the payment processing can be performed using conventional techniques.
|Controls and indicators with on-screen cognitive aids|
The invention relates to an applet for a mobile computing device, comprising an element to detect user input and perform appropriate associated actions, and to provide a cognitive aid for users of the mobile computing device. The invention also relates to a method for controlling operation of a mobile computing device, comprising detecting user input and performing appropriate associated actions and providing a cognitive aid for users of the mobile computing device.
|Methods and apparatuses for encoding and decoding object-based audio signals|
Provided are an audio encoding method and apparatus and an audio decoding method and apparatus in which audio signals can be encoded or decoded so that sound images can be localized at any desired position for each object audio signal. The audio decoding method generating a third downmix signal by combining a first downmix signal extracted from a first audio signal and a second downmix signal extracted from a second audio signal; generating third object-based side information by combining first object-based side information extracted from the first audio signal and second object-based side information extracted from the second audio signal; converting the third object-based side information into channel-based side information; and generating a multi-channel audio signal using the third downmix signal and the channel-based side information..
|Layered audio coding and transmission|
Embodiments of systems and methods are described for generating layered audio such that computing devices can request a variable amount of data based on criteria such as their available bandwidth, device capability, or user selection. A base layer and one or more enhancement layers that incrementally enhance the previous layers may be generated.
|System and method for audio kymographic diagnostics|
A system and method for assisting in a determination of one or more maladies associated with a human voice anatomy utilizes voice information acquired over at least two temporally displaced acquisitions. Acquired voice samples, including plural vowel sounds, are digitized and passed through one or more bandpass filters to isolate one or more frequency ranges.
|Synchronized transcription rules handling|
Methods, systems, and software are disclosed for providing rule handling functionality in a distributed transcription environment. Some embodiments provide client-server workflow management for providing and supporting distributed transcription services.
|Method and apparatus for identifying acoustic background environments based on time and speed to enhance automatic speech recognition|
Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing acoustic features of a received audio signal from a caller, receiving meta-data information, classifying a background environment of the caller based on the analyzed acoustic features and the meta-data, selecting an acoustic model matched to the classified background environment from a plurality of acoustic models, and performing speech recognition as the received audio signal using the selected acoustic model..
|Adapting speech recognition acoustic models with environmental and social cues|
An acoustic model adaptation system includes a memory device and a model selector engine coupled to the memory device. The model selector engine is configured to compile information of environmental conditions to identify a current speech environment for audio input into a speech recognizer on a device.
|Dynamic control of voice codec data rate|
A method, system, and computer-usable non-transitory storage device for dynamic voice codec adaptation are disclosed. The voice codec adapts in real time to devote more bits to audio quality when it is most needed, and fewer bits to less important parts of utterances are disclosed.
|Light-based touch controls on a steering wheel|
A system for use in a vehicle, including a steering element situated opposite a driver seat in a vehicle, the steering element including a plurality of proximity sensors encased in the periphery of the steering element operable to detect hand gestures along the outer periphery of the steering element, an interactive deck housed in the vehicle, for providing at least one of radio broadcast, video broadcast, audio entertainment, video entertainment and navigational assistance in the vehicle, and a processor housed in the vehicle, coupled with the proximity sensors and the deck, operable to identify the hand gestures detected by the proximity sensors, and to control the deck in response to thus-identified hand gestures.. .
|System and method for real-time synthesis and performance enhancement of audio/video data, noise cancellation, and gesture based user interfaces in a vehicular environment|
A method includes establishing communication channels between an on-board unit (obu) of a vehicle and a plurality of nodes, tagging each of a plurality of data from the plurality of nodes with a priority level, storing the plurality of data in a priority queue according to respective priority levels, selecting a medium to present a first data of the plurality of data to a user, and presenting the first data to the user via the medium. In the method, the plurality of nodes includes a remote node and an in-vehicle device.
|Layered audio reconstruction system|
A computing device may receive or otherwise access a base audio layer and one or more enhancement audio layers. The computing device can reconstruct the retrieved base layer and/or enhancement layers into a single data stream or audio file.
|Human-machine interface test system|
The human-machine interface test system enables the automated testing of vehicle interface systems and consumer electronics devices, replacing testing and validation that previously had required human interaction. The human-machine interface device (hmi test object or device under test) does not need to be altered (via hardware or software modifications or additions) to be able to be tested using the human-machine interface test system.
|Adaptive game audio|
Disclosed are a system and method wherein a gaming machine samples the ambient sound environment and performs a time to frequency conversion to create an ambient sound profile. Profiles of alternate sounds for emission by the gaming machine are compared to the ambient profile and the sound most likely to minimize ambient noise masking is selected for use..
|Cellular phone and apparatus for tuning to a selected frequency modulation station and downconverting a corresponding radio frequency signal for audio play out|
A cellular phone including a transceiver and a processing module. The transceiver receives, from a device separate from the cellular phone, a radio or intermediate frequency signal.
|Systems and methods for providing a multi-modal evaluation of a presentation|
Systems and methods are described for providing a multi-modal evaluation of a presentation. A system includes a motion capture device configured to detect motion an examinee giving a presentation and an audio recording device configured to capture audio of the examinee giving the presentation.
|Video-related meta data engine, system and method|
A video engine, system and method for use with a video player, including a presenter that presents at least two audio/visual works, at least one software application capable of at least one metadata-related interaction with the audio/visual works, communication points over which the audio/visual works are received, and over which at least a portion of the at least one meta-data interaction occurs, and a hierarchical taxonomy that effects a common metadata reference to each recurrence of a particular object across the audio/visual works, and across each of the at least one metadata-related interaction. The video engine, system, and method may additionally include a prioritization data for use with the metadata..
|System and method for computer vision control based on a combined shape|
A method and system for computer vision based control of a device are provided in which a shape detection algorithm is applied on an image to identify in the image a finger positioned over or near a user's lips. A device may be controlled based on the detection of the shape, for example, a change of volume of an audio output of the device may be caused..
A screen sounder includes a housing having a front case, a screen supported by the front case, a piezoelectric module mounted with the screen for driving the screen to generate sound or converting vibration of the screen into electric energy, an audio signal source electrically connecting to the piezoelectric module for driving the piezoelectric module to vibrate, a rechargeable module electrically connecting to the piezoelectric module for receiving the electric energy, and a switching control unit electrically connecting with the piezoelectric module for switching the electrical connections between the audio signal source, the rechargeable module and the piezoelectric module.. .
A microphone unit is provided which includes a microphone for picking up sound of a unit which sound is to be picked up, a clamping unit having a first end configured to clamp to the unit and a second end for holding the microphone, a contactless vibration sensor configured to detect vibrations of the unit, and an audio gate unit coupled to the output of the microphone and to the output of the contactless vibration sensor as a trigger signal to allow the output of the microphone to be forwarded to an output terminal.. .
|System and method for improving sound image localization through cross-placement|
A system and a method of improving sound image localization through cross-placement are provided. The system includes a first stereo system including a first left side speaker that is provided with a left side audio signal and a first right side speaker that is provided with a right side audio signal, and a second stereo system including a second left side speaker that is provided with a left side audio signal and a second right side speaker that is provided with a right side audio signal.
|Class-d power amplifier|
The invention is provided with a first class-d amplifying unit for amplifying an inputted audio signal and supplying the amplified signal to a positive side of an audio output terminal, a second class-d amplifying unit for amplifying an inputted audio signal inverted in an inverting unit and supplying the amplified signal to a negative side of the audio output terminal, wherein, in a first mode, the first and second class-d amplifying units are activated and outputs of the first and second class-d amplifying units are kept equal to or less than a first current value, and wherein, in a second mode, the first class-d amplifying unit is activated, the second class-d amplifying unit is inactivated, the negative side of the audio output terminal is grounded, and output of the first class-d amplifying unit is kept equal to or less than a second current value larger than the first current value.. .
|Adjustable audio splitter|
An audio splitter receiving an incoming electrical signal defining an audio signal. The audio splitter receives an incoming signal and creates at least two identical channels having the same incoming signal.
|Method and apparatus for configuration and control of mixer for audio system using wireless docking system|
Efficiency for mixing audio signals from one or more portable user devices in an audio system employing a number of docking station is achieved by a docking station that includes a controller for detecting the presence of an activated mixer associated with another docking station in the system. The controller activates its associated mixer when no activated mixer associated with another docking host in the system is detected.
|System and method for generating an audio file|
The present invention relates to a computer implemented system and method for generating an audio output file. The method including using one or more processors to perform steps of: receiving audio tracks, each audio track created according to audio parameters; separating each audio track into at least one selectable audio block, each audio block including audio content from a musical instrument involved in creating the audio track; assigning a unique identifier to each audio block; using the unique identifiers to select audio blocks, and generating the audio output by combining the audio blocks.
|Systems and methods for compressing a digital signal in a digital microphone system|
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a digital microphone system may include a microphone transducer and a digital processing system. The microphone transducer may be configured to generate an analog input signal indicative of audio sounds incident upon the microphone transducer.
|Systems and methods for generating a digital output signal in a digital microphone system|
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a digital microphone system may include a microphone transducer and a digital processing system. The microphone transducer may be configured to generate an analog input signal indicative of audio sounds incident upon the microphone transducer.
|Voice alarm amplifier|
An emergency message output amplifier includes a plurality of audio output channels. Channels can be combined together to increase output power, and can be isolated from respective output speakers in response to detected faults and then disabled.
|Active noise equalization|
An active noise equalization (ane) system may be run on the existing audio/infotainment system as a software library. The ane system may share components (e.g., microphones and sensors) with other audio applications.
|Method for providing a compensation service for characteristics of an audio device using a smart device|
The present invention relates to a method of providing a compensation service for characteristics of a sound system using a smart device comprises: (1) receiving information of the sound system from the smart device; (2) retrieving the inputted sound characteristics of the sound system; and (3) transmitting a compensation signal according to the sound characteristics to the smart device. A user can be provided with a sound compensation service according to the sound characteristics of his/her sound system, i.e.
|Vehicle sound signal and method|
A sound signal system for a motor vehicle having a remote control locking mechanism comprises a receiver configured to receive a wireless signal sent by a remote control device, where the receiver is configured to generate an actuating signal upon receiving the wireless signal; and an audio signal controller in communication with the receiver and configured to output a designated audio signal to a sound generator upon receiving the actuating signal. The sound generator produces a sound signal upon receiving the designated audio signal.
|System and method for identification and management of audio streams in a live sound environment|
Method and system for the association of sound-producing sources with network audio interfaces in a live sound environment using networked digital audio for audio stream transport. An embodiment provides for efficient setup of a live sound environment that can be replicated with the same efficiency each time it is setup.
|Electronic device and method for sensing headset type by audio signal|
In a device including a headset jack having an external microphone contact, and an external microphone signal path connected to the external microphone contact, a method including detecting whether a headset plug is plugged into the headset jack and, if the headset plug is detected, selecting an audio signal received from the external microphone signal path, recording the selected audio signal, to produce a recorded audio signal, and determining if an external microphone is connected to the external microphone contact based on the recorded audio signal.. .
|Dual stage noise reduction architecture for desired signal extraction|
Systems and methods are described to reduce undesired audio. An adaptive noise cancellation unit receives a main signal and a reference signal.
|Gaming system and method for dynamic noise suppression|
A gaming system includes a central server linked to user stations defining gaming zones each defined as comprising one or more of said user stations. The server analyzes ambient conditions and generates baseline audio files for the user stations.
|Directional based audio response to an external environment emergency signal|
An audio signal attenuation system and method for detecting an audio emergency warning signal (or alarm) in a vehicle in which an audio signal is being played. Embodiments of the system and method make it easier for a police, fire, or other emergency alarm or siren to be heard in a loud or noisy listening environment when audio signal is being reproduced.
|System for audio signal rebroadcasting from a t.v. set|
A remote audio rebroadcasting and monitoring system has been disclosed which consists of a transmitter device and one or more remote wireless broadcast receiver devices. An audio input signal is extracted from an external universal output port integrated with a t.v.
|Embedded audio routing switcher|
An apparatus includes a separator for selectively separating audio from input signals including video with audio, a switcher for selectively transferring the input signals to at least one output, a multiplexed path for sending the separated audio signal to the at least one output, the at least one output being configured for selectively directing the input signals and separated audio signals.. .
|Method for improving channel change in a television appliance|
It is disclosed a method for changing channel in a television appliance. Upon reception of a user command to tune on a desired channel (301), the television appliance is tuned on the desired channel (302) and audio and video packets are received.
|Vehicle security with accident notification and embedded driver analytics|
The present invention relates to a vehicle telematics device with one or more cameras embedded in the same package for evidentiary surround audio-video recording, automatic accident detection and emergency help request notification, facial processing for drowsiness and distraction accident avoidance, and embedded multiple profiles of driver analytics, and mobile internet connectivity for contacting emergency services directly and without the delay of a call center and for mobile hot spot for in-vehicle infotainment. Each profile of driver analytics has many selectable advanced driver analysis parameters and multiple profiles can be active for a given driver.
|Asvvms = autonomous space vehicle video monitoring system|
The asvvms, an autonomous space vehicle video monitoring system, an electrically and mechanically powered camera system for video and audio monitoring the health and wellbeing of satellites and space vehicles. Asvvms allows for autonomous monitoring and implementing corrective actions, providing telemetry and communications to keep the health and wellbeing of satellites and space vehicles it's mounted too.
|Personal reminder system and method of use|
A method of use of a personal reminder system, includes motion detectors and/or touch sensors installable adjacent strategic locations, where activation of the sensors by detection of motion such as door opening, closing, ignition turning, etc. Is possible, which activate a audio play/record device (audio, digital, cell phone, etc) to play messages.
|Taxi hailing system and mobile application|
A system and method for taxi hailing may include providing a prompt to initiate hailing of a taxi. A start command may be received.
|Method for operating a data receiver and data receiver, in particular in a vehicle|
A method for operating a data receiver for audio and/or video data, wherein a planned and variable program title sequence having program titles is recorded, audio and/or video data relating to at least one program title are received via a data link and are buffered, and audio and/or video data of at least one program title are reproduced. The transmission resources of the data link for audio and/or video data to be transmitted and to be buffered are distributed over at least two program titles that have not yet been reproduced by the data receiver.
|3d mobile and connected tv ad trafficking system|
In an example embodiment, an ad trafficker includes: a microprocessor; a network interface coupled to the microprocessor; and memory including code segments executable on the microprocessor for a) uploading an advertisement (ad) via the network interface; b) determining whether the ad should be processed; and c) processing the ad if it is determined that the ad should be processed. In a further example embodiment, a method for gesture and voice command control of video advertisements includes: a) displaying an advertisement (ad) content on a video display apparatus; b) ending the display of the ad content if it is determined that the ad content has been completed; c) performing an action related to an audio command detected by a microphone if an audio command is detected by the microphone; d) performing an action related to a gesture if a gesture is detected by a stereo video camera; and repeating..
Devices and musical systems with video-imaging, such as video-karaoke systems which can be used by a large number of users simultaneously comprise a unified network such as the internet, or another form of data-exchange network connected to at least one server and to a plurality of client user devices. Each client user device comprises means of inputting, processing, and outputting an audio stream connected to a microphone and to playback devices, means of processing and outputting a video stream connected to a display, a control unit in the form of a user interface.
|Dynamic video scripting system and method|
A system and method dynamically presenting video content based on a visually-defined scripting editor that defines a user presentation context (upc) based on audio/video content, user query/responses, and one or more asynchronous event triggers (aets) is disclosed. The system incorporates a graphical user interface (gui) based scripting editor operating on a host computer system (hcs) that enables visual definition of an interconnected video script network (vsn) that may include synchronously displayed content, decision-based content, and/or content dictated by the aets.
|Distributed switching system for programmable multimedia controller|
In one embodiment, two or more programmable multimedia controllers are provided a multimedia system that includes a plurality of audio/video (a/v) devices that source or output digital media streams. Each of the programmable multimedia controllers has at least a processing subsystem and a switch capable of switching the digital media streams.