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07/21/16
20160212892 
 Hybrid acoustic emi foam for use in a personal computer patent thumbnailnew patent Hybrid acoustic emi foam for use in a personal computer
The described embodiments relate to an electronic assembly that includes multiple varied electrical components. In some embodiments, the electronic assembly can include electrical components susceptible to electromagnetic interference (emi).
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212675 
 Communication system of avn for vehicle and  wireless communication for the same patent thumbnailnew patent Communication system of avn for vehicle and wireless communication for the same
A wireless communication method for an audio-video-navigation (avn) device of a vehicle includes: receiving position information of an estimated target base station, which is estimated based on navigation path information; receiving a handover command; comparing the position information of the estimated target base station to position information of the avn device of the vehicle upon receiving the handover command; determining whether a first distance from the estimated target base station to the avn device of the vehicle is within a threshold distance; requesting pre-sending with respect to the estimated target base station when the first distance is within the threshold distance; synchronizing with the estimated target base station; and generating a confirmation signal in response to the handover command.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


07/21/16
20160212565 
 Motor vehicle audio system patent thumbnailnew patent Motor vehicle audio system
A motor vehicle audio system, and a method of operating such a system. There is at least one rear far-field speaker that is located behind a front seat of the motor vehicle, and at least one near-field speaker located in front of the far-field speaker and close to an intended position of a listener's head.
Bose Corporation


07/21/16
20160212564 
 Apparatus and  compressing a set of n binaural room impulse responses patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and compressing a set of n binaural room impulse responses
An apparatus and a method for compressing a set of n binaural room impulse responses, brir, wherein each channel of an n channel audio signal is convolved with the corresponding compressed set of n brir. The apparatus may comprise at least one analyzing and compressor module adapted to separate an input binaural room impulse response signal into a first binaural signal set provided to the binauralization processing of the initial part of the brir (early part) and a second binaural signal set provided to the binauralization processing of the final part of the brir (late part) via a downmix module; a binauralization module adapted to obtain a binaural signal based on convolving the n channel audio signal with the first binaural signal set and the second binaural signal set..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212563 
 Audio signal processing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Audio signal processing apparatus
An audio signal processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive input of audio signals of a plurality of channels, an obtaining unit configured to obtain position information of a sound source, a sound field effect sound generating unit configured to generate a sound field effect sound by individually imparting a sound field effect to an audio signal of each of the channels, and a control unit configured to control the sound field effect to be imparted in the sound field effect sound generating unit, based on the position information.. .
Yamaha Corporation


07/21/16
20160212562 
 Processing of multi device audio capture patent thumbnailnew patent Processing of multi device audio capture
It is inter alia disclosed to select, by a first apparatus, one or more recording devices to obtain a set of selected recording devices, or to receive, at the first apparatus, information on a set of one or more selected recording devices. The selected recording devices in the set of selected recording devices are selected from a set of recording devices at least based on relevance levels determined for the recording devices of the set of recording devices.
Nokia Technologies Oy


07/21/16
20160212559 
 Panning of audio objects to arbitrary speaker layouts patent thumbnailnew patent Panning of audio objects to arbitrary speaker layouts
A gain contribution of the audio signal for each of the n audio objects to at least one of m speakers may be determined. Determining the gain contribution may involve determining a center of loudness position that is a function of speaker (or cluster) positions and gains assigned to each speaker (or cluster).
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/21/16
20160212558 
 Multi-channel wireless microphone system patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-channel wireless microphone system
A multi-channel wireless microphone system. The wireless microphone system has a plurality of diversity antennas with a wide-band noise generator which can be switched on and a plurality of wireless receivers for wirelessly receiving the audio signals sent from a wireless microphone system.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/21/16
20160212557 
 Digital wireless audio transmission system with optimized dynamics patent thumbnailnew patent Digital wireless audio transmission system with optimized dynamics
A digital audio transmission system, in particular a wireless microphone or wireless pocket transmitter system. The audio transmission system has at least one wireless transmitter and at least one wireless receiver.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg


07/21/16
20160212555 
 Electroacoustic transducer and information processor patent thumbnailnew patent Electroacoustic transducer and information processor
To provide a technology for offering new communication and entertainment options using speakers that are flexible enough to change their shapes. There is provided an electroacoustic transducer including an oscillator formed in a film shape, a detection section adapted to detect the apparent change in shape of the oscillator resulting from a user's act, and an audio output section adapted to output audio based on audio data stored in a given storage area via the oscillator if the change in shape is detected..
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


07/21/16
20160212550 
new patent

Condenser microphone and manufacturing condenser microphone


Provided is a condenser microphone including an audio-signal outputting printed circuit board and a rear case that are in stable electrical connection with each other. The condenser microphone includes a microphone unit 10, an audio-signal outputting printed circuit board 20 connected with the microphone unit 10, a rear case 30 having deep groove 31a, the deep groove 31a receiving the audio-signal outputting printed circuit board 20, a mounting groove 31b being formed on the outer periphery of the rear case 30, the mounting groove 31b receiving a mounting member 50, a fitting groove 21 being formed on the audio-signal outputting printed circuit board 20, the fitting groove 21 receiving the mounting member 50..
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica


07/21/16
20160212546 
new patent

Halbach array audio transducer


An audio speaker having a voicecoil running along a diaphragm surface, and a magnetic array, e.g., a halbach array, configured to direct a magnetic field toward the voicecoil to drive the diaphragm and generate sound. In an embodiment, multiple halbach arrays are used to drive the same voicecoil winding or to drive separate, respective voicecoil windings on the diaphragm surface.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160212538 
new patent

Spatial audio with remote speakers


Embodiments related to outputting spatial audio via a portable computing device are presented. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a portable computing device for wirelessly detecting a presence of a remote speaker external to the portable computing device, determining a location of the remote speaker, and establishing a wireless connection with the remote speaker.

07/21/16
20160212535 
new patent

System and controlling output of multiple audio output devices


Multiple audio output devices are individually triggered to generate an acoustic identification signal. A controller device can perform a comparison of the acoustic identification signal from each of the multiple audio output devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212534 
new patent

System and changing a channel configuration of a set of audio output devices


A set of audio output devices can be established and configured to output channel specific audio. Once established, the channel configuration can be changed and updated in response to events such as changes to user preference, or the addition or subtraction of audio output devices to the network.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160212533 
new patent

System and bass enhancement


A system and method for enhancing the real and/or perceived bass band of an audio signal is disclosed. A computationally simple yet effective bass band enhancement system for use in consumer electronics applications is disclosed.

07/21/16
20160212531 
new patent

Automatic audio system equalizing


An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units.
Bose Corporation


07/21/16
20160212523 
new patent

Acoustic waveguide


A high frequency waveguide and methods relating to the design and use of the waveguide are described. The waveguide can include an acoustic input to receive an audio input signal from a high frequency driver, an acoustic output to broadcast sound, and a plurality of acoustic paths extending from the input to the output.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212514 
new patent

Water dancing speaker


A water dancing speaker is disclosed. The water dancing speaker comprises a housing assembly, a liquid spraying device, a driving device and an audio device.
Atake Digital Technology (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212499 
new patent

Playback of audio/video content with control codes


A system and method for time-shifted viewing of broadcast television programs is disclosed. Simultaneous recording and playback are provided by using buffer storage as the source and destination of compressed or uncompressed digital video/audio programs, full vcr-like control is provided for all playback within the buffer storage, playback and control of recorded programs may be initiated by the user at any time after initiation of the broadcast program with simultaneous continuous recording of the ongoing live broadcast.
Tivo Inc.


07/21/16
20160212495 
new patent

Method and system for display control, breakaway judging apparatus and video/audio processing apparatus


A method and system for display control, a breakaway judging apparatus and a video/audio processing apparatus are provided. The method includes following steps.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


07/21/16
20160212491 
new patent

Home screen intelligent viewing


The disclosure relates systems and methods for analyzing viewing habits on an audiovisual content receiving device such as a set-top box, including both program recording and viewing habits for live programs, and to determine viewer preferences for audiovisual events such as television programs for any given timeslot.. .
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


07/21/16
20160212482 
new patent

Client-side video transcoding and processing


A client-side video transcoding and processing method for transcoding and processing of video or audio files on end-user client devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones, wearable devices, or any other end user computing device that can access a network such as the internet and is equipped with a standard user agent software, such as a world wide web browser. The client-side video transcoding and processing generally includes an end user computing device 10, such as a workstation, personal computer, laptop, desktop computer, tablet computer, smartphone, wearable computing device or another suitable computing device, a server computer 20 that is connected to the end user computing device 10 through a network, such as the internet, a user agent 30, which is a standard software platform such as a world wide web browser that is installed on the end user computing device 10, a user interface software component 40, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30 and a video conversion software component 50, which is part of the video transcoding or processing application and runs within the user agent 30..

07/21/16
20160212474 
new patent

Automated synchronization of a supplemental audio track with playback of a primary audiovisual presentation


Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for the synchronized playback of supplemental audio with the playback of a primary audiovisual presentation. The method includes acquiring in memory of a mobile device, an audio signal included as part of a playback of a primary audiovisual presentation external to the mobile device.
Theater Ears, Llc


07/21/16
20160212472 
new patent

Digital broadcast reception device and channel selection method


A digital broadcast reception device includes a first broadcast reception system, a second broadcast reception system, an audio similarity-degree detection processor, a service list storage unit, and a reception monitoring unit that sends a notification signal to the first broadcast reception system when a value representing reception status of a channel currently selected by the first broadcast reception system becomes low. Upon receiving the notification signal, the first broadcast reception system refers to values representing audio similarity-degree in a service list stored in the service list storage unit, thereby judges a program which is most similar to the program of the channel currently selected by the first broadcast reception system as an identical program, and switches the channel to a channel judged as the identical program..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160212441 
new patent

Inter frame watermark in a digital video


Watermark data is converted to watermark coefficients, which may be embedded in an image by converting the image to a frequency domain, embedding the watermark in image coefficients corresponding to medium-frequency components, and converting the modified coefficients to the spatial domain. The watermark data is extracted from the modified image by converting the modified image to a frequency domain, extracting the watermark coefficients from the image coefficients, and determining the watermark data from the watermark coefficients.
Gopro, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212376 
new patent

Smart led lighting device and remote video chat system thereof


The present disclosure provides smart led lighting devices and remote video chat systems thereof. A smart led lighting device includes an led light-emitting unit, a power supply unit, a wireless communication unit, an audio and video processing and controller unit, a projection unit, a video acquisition unit, a voice input unit, and a voice broadcast unit.
Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212372 
new patent

Mobile device management during synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback


Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for mobile device management during synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for mobile device management during synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback includes receiving in memory of a mobile device a request to synchronize playback of an audio file through the mobile device with a presentation of video externally to the mobile device and in response to the request, automatically dimming a display of the mobile device and synchronizing playback of the audio file with the external presentation of the video..
Theater Ears, Llc


07/21/16
20160212306 
new patent

Audio file management for automated synchronization of an audio track with external video playback


Embodiments of the invention provide for audio file management for synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for audio file management for synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback includes receiving a request to synchronize playback of an audio file locally stored in a mobile device with audio resulting from projection of a motion picture in a movie theater.
Theater Ears, Llc


07/21/16
20160212273 
new patent

Systems and methods for distributed audio conferencing


Methods, systems, means and machine-readable media embodying program instructions for geo-distributed teleconferencing by carrying out a teleconference using a plurality of regional bridges that each connect with a different group of callers, where one of the regional bridges is selected as a master bridge that operates differently than the other bridges.. .
Wyde Voice, Llc


07/21/16
20160212272 
new patent

Spatial audio signal processing for objects with associated audio content


A user device for generating a scene, the user device comprising: an object determiner configured to determine an object for the scene, the object being associated with at least one audio signal; a relative position/orientation determiner configured to determine a relative position/orientation between the user device's user and the object; an audio position processor configured to spatially audio signal process the at least one audio signal to generate at least two channel audio signal based on the relative position/orientation.. .

07/21/16
20160212259 
new patent

Controlled-environment facility resident communication detection


Systems and methods insert a modulated signal into audio of a controlled-environment facility resident's side of a call, such as by a controlled-environment communication apparatus, or the like. The same or a different controlled-environment communication apparatus, or the like, may detect the same and/or another modulated signal inserted into the audio of the same and/or another controlled-environment facility resident's side of the call in the audio of an other party's side of the call.
Securus Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212257 
new patent

Mobile device management for synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback


Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for mobile device management during synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for mobile device management during synchronized audio playback in coordination with external video playback includes receiving in memory of a mobile device a request to synchronize playback of an audio file through the mobile device with a presentation of video externally to the mobile device and in response to the request, automatically disabling access to a media recording system of the mobile device and synchronizing playback of the audio file with the external presentation of the video..
Theater Ears, Llc


07/21/16
20160212078 
new patent

Method and system for managing mass delivery of audio messages


In some embodiments, systems and methods disclosed herein facilitate mass delivery of audio messages to communication devices operated by recipients. Such a platform can function as an intermediary between a provider and one or more recipients of the audio message.
Voysecast, Llc


07/21/16
20160211934 
new patent

Methods and apparatus to generate threshold values for state detection


Methods and apparatus to generate threshold values for state detection are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a threshold generator to maintain, in memory, a collection of audio data elements representative of sound levels present in an environment at respective times when on-indications are detected for a monitored media device.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


07/21/16
20160211931 
new patent

Reception device and reception method, computer program, and external device


Provided is a reception device configured to receive a broadcast signal on which emergency alert information is superimposed and send out an alert properly. The reception device is configured to include a tuner that tunes and receives a broadcast signal, a demodulator that demodulates a physical layer level of the broadcast signal, and an alert device that sends out an alert of audio, text display, or the like according to the emergency alert information superimposed on the physical layer of the broadcast signal.
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160211821 
new patent

Digital compressor for compressing an audio signal


A digital compressor for compressing an input audio signal is presented. The digital compressor comprises a compression gain control for providing a compression gain parameter, and a compression parameter determiner for determining a compression ratio from the compression gain parameter.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211817 
new patent

System and dynamically adapting playback volume on an electronic device


Method of dynamically adapting playback volume on electronic device starts with processor receiving first user input and first portion of audio content. First user input signals to device to increase or decrease volume of sound output.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160210999 
new patent

Method and system for automatic b-roll video production


A method and a system for automatic b-roll editing of video production are provided herein. The method may include: obtaining a plurality of media entities comprising at least one video entity having a visual channel and an audio channel; analyzing the media entities, to produce content-related data indicative of a content of the media entities; automatically selecting at least a first and a second visual portion and an audio portion, wherein the first visual and the audio portions are synchronized and have non-identical durations, and wherein the second visual and the audio portions are non-synchronized; and creating a video production by combining the automatically selected visual portions and audio portions..
Magisto Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210986 
new patent

System and emotion assessment


A method of determining an emotion of an utterance. The method can include receiving the utterance at a processor-based device comprising an audio engine.
Lena Foundation


07/21/16
20160210983 
new patent

Method and electronic device


According to one embodiment, a method performed by an electronic device includes: receiving an audio signal comprising voice and background sound via a microphone; receiving a user's operation to set a loudness of the voice or the background sound; setting a balance between a first gain of the voice and a second gain of the background sound according to the user's operation; separating the input audio signal into a first signal of the voice and a second signal of the background sound; amplifying the first signal according to the first gain; amplifying the second signal according to the second gain; and outputting the first signal and the second signal at least partially overlapping each other via a speaker.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/21/16
20160210982 
new patent

Method and apparatus to enhance speech understanding


A personal mobile communications device, such as a smartphone, which increases the intelligibility of the speaker, is described. The speaker reads a specified text into the personal mobile communications device.
Social Microphone, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210981 
new patent

Methods and altering audio output signals


Methods, systems and computer readable media for altering an audio output are provided. In some embodiments, the system may change the original frequency content of an audio data file to a second frequency content so that a recorded audio track will sound as if a different person had recorded it when it is played back.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160210980 
new patent

Pitch filter for audio signals


In some embodiments, a pitch filter for filtering a preliminary audio signal generated from an audio bitstream is disclosed. The pitch filter has an operating mode selected from one of either: (i) an active mode where the preliminary audio signal is filtered using filtering information to obtain a filtered audio signal, and (ii) an inactive mode where the pitch filter is disabled.
Dolby International Ab


07/21/16
20160210978 
new patent

Scaling for gain shape circuitry


A method of operation of a device includes receiving a first set of samples and a second set of samples. The first set of samples corresponds to a portion of a first audio frame and the second set of samples corresponds to a second audio frame.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160210976 
new patent

Method for suppressing the late reverberation of an audio signal


A method for suppressing the late reverberation of an audio signal. A plurality of prediction vectors are calculated.
Arkamys


07/21/16
20160210974 
new patent

Audio encoder, audio decoder and related methods using two-channel processing within an intelligent gap filling framework


An apparatus for generating a decoded two-channel signal includes: an audio processor for decoding an encoded two-channel signal to obtain a first set of first spectral portions; a parametric decoder for providing parametric data for a second set of second spectral portions and a two-channel identification identifying either a first or a second different two-channel representation for the second spectral portions; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating a second spectral portion depending on a first spectral portion of the first set of first spectral portions, the parametric data for the second portion and the two-channel identification for the second portion.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/21/16
20160210972 
new patent

Selective watermarking of channels of multichannel audio


A method for selecting a subset of channels of (e.g., determined from) at least a segment of a multichannel audio program for watermarking and watermarking the selected subset of channels, and a system or device configured to implement any embodiment of the method, or including a buffer which stores at least one frame or other segment of a multichannel audio program generated by any embodiment of the method or steps thereof. Some embodiments generate watermarking metadata during program creation including by analyzing audio content to be included in segments of a multichannel program, determining at least one watermark suitability value for each channel of each of the segments, and including the watermark suitability values (or watermarking data determined therefrom) as metadata in the program.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/21/16
20160210971 
new patent

Audio watermark in a digital video


Watermark data is converted to watermark coefficients, which may be embedded in an image by converting the image to a frequency domain, embedding the watermark in image coefficients corresponding to medium-frequency components, and converting the modified coefficients to the spatial domain. The watermark data is extracted from the modified image by converting the modified image to a frequency domain, extracting the watermark coefficients from the image coefficients, and determining the watermark data from the watermark coefficients.
Gopro, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210970 
new patent

Frequency band table design for high frequency reconstruction algorithms


The present document relates to audio encoding and decoding. In particular, the present document relates to audio coding schemes which make use of high frequency reconstruction (hfr) methods.
Dolby International Ab


07/21/16
20160210969 
new patent

Environment adjusted speaker identification


Computerized estimation of an identity of a user of a computing system. The system estimates environment-specific alterations of a received user sound that is received at the computing system.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160210959 
new patent

Method and voice modification during a call


A method for voice modification during a telephone call comprising receiving a source audio signal associated with at least one participant, wherein the source audio signal comprises a voice of the at least one participant, detecting a source dialect of the at least one participant, selecting a target dialect based on at least a characteristic of a target participant and creating a modulated audio signal based on the source audio signal, the source dialect, and the target dialect and transmitting the modulated audio signal to the target participant.. .
Vonage America Inc.


07/21/16
20160210952 
new patent

System and pacing repetitive motion activities


A method for transferring data between a storage and playback device and a server containing at least one audio file having information for producing a tempo that is sensible to at least one user as the at least one user performs a repetitive motion activity, the storage and playback device being capable of storing and playing the information in the audio file, the method comprising, at the data storage and playback device, or at a combination of the server and the data storage and playback device: receiving a request to substantially match at least one audio file based on its beats per minute for outputting on the storage and payback device; identifying a metadata tempo tag for each designated audio file, each tempo tag indicating the tempo of the audio file; and causing to be delivered to, or providing to, the storage and playback device the audio file.. .
Pacing Technologies Llc


07/21/16
20160210951 
new patent

Automatic transcription of musical content and real-time musical accompaniment


Various embodiments provide techniques for generating real-time musical accompaniment for musical content included in an audio signal. A real-time musical accompaniment system receives the audio signal via an audio input device.
Harman International Industries, Inc


07/21/16
20160210950 
new patent

Control methods for musical performance


A method for generating music is provided, the method comprising receiving, on a capacitive touch sensitive interface such as a keyboard, multi-finger gesture inputs having a first component and a second component, wherein the second component has a temporal evolution such as speed; determining the onset of an audio signal, such as a tone, based on the first component, analysing the temporal evolution of the second component to determine midi or open sound control osc instructions; modifying the audio signal based on the instructions, in particular by decoupling the temporal relationship between specific gesture inputs (e.g. At key onset, during a note and upon key release), thus mapping gesture and motion inputs, to thus obtain previously unachievable musical effects with music synthesizers..
Queen Mary University Of London


07/21/16
20160210947 
new patent

Automatic transcription of musical content and real-time musical accompaniment


In at least one embodiment, a method of performing automatic transcription of musical content included in an audio signal received by a computing device is provided. The method includes processing, using the computing device, the received audio signal to extract musical information characterizing at least a portion of the musical content and generating, using the computing device, a plurality of musical notations representing alternative musical interpretations of the extracted musical information.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210834 
new patent

Wearable smart device for hazard detection and warning based on image and audio data


A wearable smart device for providing hazard warning information to a user. The wearable smart device includes a microphone configured to detect audio data associated with a potential hazard.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210717 
new patent

Watermarking digital images to increase bit depth


Watermark data is converted to watermark coefficients, which may be embedded in an image by converting the image to a frequency domain, embedding the watermark in image coefficients corresponding to medium-frequency components, and converting the modified coefficients to the spatial domain. The watermark data is extracted from the modified image by converting the modified image to a frequency domain, extracting the watermark coefficients from the image coefficients, and determining the watermark data from the watermark coefficients.
Gopro, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210685 
new patent

Interactive component ordering and servicing system and method


A platform for a service tool comprising a mobile device, an application executing on the mobile device for displaying three-dimensional cad-style drawings of a system and all of its important components, and a cloud-based service that allows an operator or service personnel to order components and to exchange information (including video, audio, and other data types) with a remotely-located service provider. The system allows users to view detailed three-dimensional images of parts or part assemblies, choose distributors of those parts, and order to those parts to be shipped..
Appareo Systems, Llc


07/21/16
20160210669 
new patent

On-site sales and commercial search method and system


An automated on-site sales and commercial search method and system reaches out to a shopper with sales and commercial information when the shopper is in, at or visibly close to a business. A software application installed on a mobile device such as cellphone with internet connection and web map such as google map or gps to locate physical location of a shopper.

07/21/16
20160210664 
new patent

Audio data sampling and user profile generation for advertisement control


audio sampling and user profile generation of advertisement control techniques are described. In one or more implementations, in a digital environment in which advertisements are dynamically selected for output and consumption by a user, a method is utilized to generate a user profile by one or more computing devices that serves as a basis for this dynamic selection.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/21/16
20160210356 
new patent

Methods and apparatus to generate signatures representative of media


Example signature comparison methods disclosed herein include accessing a first set of values from a query signature based on a first index value, the first set of values determined based on a corresponding set of first angles between a first reference line and respective first lines tangent to first functions defined from first frequency band values determined for monitored audio. Disclosed example methods also include accessing a second set of values from a reference signature based on the first index value.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


07/21/16
20160210114 
new patent

Audio systems and related devices and methods


A method includes syncing preset assignments on a plurality of audio playback devices such that preset assignments on any one of the audio playback devices correspond to respective preset assignments on each of the other audio playback devices, and, such that, if one of the preset assignments is changed on one of the audio playback devices, each of the other audio playback devices is automatically updated such that a corresponding change is made to a corresponding preset assignment on each of the other audio playback devices. Each preset assignment is an assignment of an entity associated with one of a plurality of digital audio sources to one of a plurality of preset indicators on the corresponding one of the audio playback devices.
Bose Corporation


07/21/16
20160210110 
new patent

Audio synchronization between vehicles and mobile devices


A system including a vehicle computing platform and a mobile device may synchronize, over a connection between the vehicle computing platform and the paired mobile device, media content retrieved from a hardware source of media content of the vehicle. Responsive to a trigger event indicative of discontinued playback, the system may synchronize a playback position into the media content being played back by the vehicle, to allow the mobile device to continue the playback..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/21/16
20160210109 
new patent

Method for controlling audio playing of an electronic device, and associated apparatus and associated computer program product


A method for controlling audio playing of an electronic device, an associated apparatus and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method includes: controlling a touch panel of the electronic device to be active, to allow at least one touch gesture input to be received from the touch panel while an audio player application is running on the electronic device, wherein when the at least one touch gesture input is received from the touch panel, a screen of the electronic device is kept turned off; and determining whether a specific touch gesture input of the at least one touch gesture input matches a pre-defined gesture to generate a determining result, and controlling the audio player application to execute a pre-defined command corresponding to the pre-defined gesture based on the determining result.. .
Mediatek Inc.


07/21/16
20160210097 
new patent

Systems and methods for managing content presentation involving a head mounted display and a presentation device


Various arrangements are presented to facilitate the handoff of presentation of content between a head mounted display (hmd) and another presentation device, such as a television. For example, based upon separate events, video and audio being presented to a user via a presentation device may be handed off to an hmd that the user is wearing for continued presentation.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/21/16
20160210015 
new patent

User interface and assisting a user when operating an operating unit


Systems, apparatuses and methods for assisting a user in the operation of a touch-sensitive operator control unit, where a presence of input means, such as a user's finger, is detected in a predefined first area in front of the operator control unit, and, in response to it, acknowledging of the detected presence by a predefined first audio output. The first area may be bounded in a direction parallel to a surface of the operator control unit corresponding to a button displayed on the operator control unit.
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160210009 
new patent

Signal detecting and emitting device


An example playback device includes a signal detector, a signal emitter, and a communication interface. audio content corresponding to video content being displayed on a display device is received via the communication interface device.
Sonos, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209925 
new patent

Haptic design authoring tool


A system for authoring one or more haptic effects using a haptic effect authoring tool receives a haptification model that is based on a predetermined haptic effect style. The system receives an input that includes at least one of audio and video and a plurality of events.
Immersion Corporation


07/21/16
20160209867 
new patent

Synchronizing operations among a plurality of independently clocked digital data processing devices


Example systems, apparatus, and methods receive audio information including a plurality of frames from a source device, wherein each frame of the plurality of frames includes one or more audio samples and a time stamp indicating when to play the one or more audio samples of the respective frame. In an example, the time stamp is updated for each of the plurality of frames using a time differential value determined between clock information received from the source device and clock information associated with the device.
Sonos, Inc


07/21/16
20160209390 
new patent

System and device for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection


A computer-implemented system for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection comprising a hardware device with a differential air pressure sensor, a pressure amplifier that amplifies pressure signals generated by the differential air pressure sensor, a microphone, a microphone amplifier that amplifies audio signals generated by the microphone, and a pulse counter that calculates a total event length. The system includes a digital processor that processes the amplified signals from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone and a data radio that generates alerts based on input from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone.
Tracer Technology Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160209017 
new patent

Modular stack light with central connectors


An in-line sound module for a modular stack light system provides electrical and mechanical connectors to allow it to be placed anywhere in the stack. Axial orientation of the audio transducer and a flexible jumpering system allow preservation of central connectors between modules.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208303 
new patent

Non-caloric sweetener


Disclosed is a steviol glycoside referred to as rebaudioside d2. Rebaudioside d2 has five β-d-glucosyl units connected to the aglycone steviol.
Conagen, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208225 
new patent

Non-caloric sweetener


Disclosed is a steviol glycoside referred to as rebaudioside d2. Rebaudioside d2 has five β-d-glucosyl units connected to the aglycone steviol.
Conagen, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207954 
new patent

A non-caloric sweetener


Disclosed is a steviol glycoside referred to as rebaudioside d2. Rebaudioside d2 has five β-d-glucosyl units connected to the aglycone steviol.
Conagen, Inc.


07/21/16
20160206962 
new patent

Systems and methods for interactive communication between an object and a smart device


Methods for interactive communication between an object and a smart device are provided. Signals can be transmitted from the smart device to the object to control movement of a movable part at the object.
Future Of Play Global Limited


07/21/16
20160206955 
new patent

Techniques for providing non-verbal speech recognition in an immersive playtime environment


An immersive play environment platform including techniques describing recognizing non-verbal vocalization gestures from a user is disclosed. A headset device receives audio input from a user.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


07/21/16
20160205978 
new patent

Mono- or bicyclic carboxylic acids as off-note blockers


Disclosed are compounds that block off-notes in consumables and methods of blocking off-notes in consumables including off-notes provided by sweeteners shuch as stevioside, swingle extract, glyccerhizin, perillartine, naringin dihydrochalcone, neohesperidine dihydrochalcone, mogroside v, rubusoside, rubus extract, and rebaudioside a, and artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, acesulfame k (acesulfame potassium), sucralose and cyclamate.. .
Givaudan, S.a.


07/14/16
20160205492 

Video display having audio controlled by viewing direction


A video processor is responsive to an output of a pair of cameras that are used for detetermining a viewer viewing direction of a display screen. Once the viewer's viewing angle crosses a threshold angular direction dynamically tracking pan function is enabled so as to shift the displayed picture.
Thomson Licensing


07/14/16
20160205490 

Method and an processing an audio signal


A method of processing an audio signal is provided. A decoding apparatus receives the audio signal, which includes a plurality of objects.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/14/16
20160205489 

Method and controlling multimedia execution on a device


Embodiments are disclosed for controlling execution of multimedia data. One or more information blocks of multimedia data including audio sounds are determined.

07/14/16
20160205488 

Multiuser, geofixed acoustic simulations


A system for multiuser, geofixed acoustic simulations using a shared soundscape built and stored on a central server, via interfaces that also allow for live and competitive modification. A central server disseminates sound events from the soundscape to individual devices carried by users, which integrate geolocation information, head orientation information, and head-related transfer functions (hrtfs) to generate user-specific audio feeds.
Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corporation


07/14/16
20160205486 

Audio processing system


An audio processing apparatus is configured to process audio signals from a plurality of sources. The audio processing apparatus may include a digital interface to receive status data indicating a status of at least one source, and an optical output device having a plurality of groups of graphics display areas which are respectively assigned to one of a plurality of audio channels of the audio processing apparatus.
Harman International Industries Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205485 

Electronic device and detecting an accessory of the electronic device


In an accessory detection method for an electronic device, a bias voltage is provided to power a chip of an accessory when the accessory is inserted into an audio jack of the electronic device. An initialization command with a preset format is sent to the chip.
Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205484 

Magnet arrangement for bone conduction hearing implant


An implantable magnetic transducer arrangement is described for a hearing implant in a recipient patient. An implant housing hermetically encapsulates an interior housing volume and is fixedly attached to skull bone beneath the skin of the patient.
Vibrant Med-el Hearing Technology Gmbh


07/14/16
20160205480 

Systems and methods for altering the input dynamic range of an auditory device


An auditory device according to one embodiment includes a processing unit configurable to determine a noise estimate and a measure for one of a plurality of samples of an audio signal. The measure relates to an upper volume bounds.

07/14/16
20160205475 

Techniques for channelization of stereo audio in headphones


Techniques are provided for automatically channelizing a stereo audio signal in a headphone device such that a correct audio channel is output to a user's ear regardless of which ear an earbud is inserted. In an embodiment, at least one earbud is configured with a sensor arranged on a housing of the earbud.
Intel Corporation


07/14/16
20160205473 

Device and driving a sound system and sound system


A driving device for a sound system by loudspeaker signals, wherein the sound system has a wave field synthesis loudspeaker array and one or several supply loudspeakers arranged separate from the wave field synthesis array includes an audio input for receiving at least one audio signal from at least one sound source, a position input for receiving information on a position of the sound source, a wave field synthesis unit for calculating loudspeaker signals for the loudspeakers of the wave field synthesis loudspeaker array, and a provider for providing the loudspeaker signal for the one or the several supply loudspeakers. The driving device enables a sound system by means of which sound localization becomes possible for the audience and at the same time pleasant levels can be achieved also in the first rows of the audience..
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/14/16
20160205472 

Engine sound enhancement system of a vehicle


A sound enhancement system of an engine of a vehicle includes a vibration sensor disposed on the casing of the engine to generate an electrical signal indicative of the engine sound. A signal processor is connected to the vibration sensor to process the electrical signal-indicative of the engine sound and generate an output audio signal.
Ask Industries Societa' Per Azioni


07/14/16
20160205468 

Non-occluded personal audio and communication system


Embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices, audio devices, and communication devices for facilitating the presentation of personal audio. More specifically, disclosed are an apparatus and method to form directional audio personal to a user in a non-occluded manner.
Aliphcom


07/14/16
20160205467 

Noise-reducing directional microphone array


In one embodiment, a directional microphone array having (at least) two microphones generates forward and backward cardioid signals from two (e.g., omnidirectional) microphone signals. An adaptation factor is applied to the backward cardioid signal, and the resulting adjusted backward cardioid signal is subtracted from the forward cardioid signal to generate a (first-order) output audio signal corresponding to a beampattern having no nulls for negative values of the adaptation factor.
Mh Acoustics, Llc


07/14/16
20160205455 

Method and system of extending battery life of a wireless microphone unit


A method of extending battery life of a wireless microphone unit includes muting the wireless microphone unit responsive to a mute signal from a base station unit, transmitting, by the wireless microphone unit, compressed muted audio data, wherein the compressed muted audio data is compressed via a first compression scheme, determining, by the wireless microphone unit, whether an unmute signal has been received from the base station unit, and responsive to a determination that the unmute signal has been received, unmuting the wireless microphone unit. The method further includes discontinuing transmission of the compressed muted audio data and transmitting compressed audio data via a second compression scheme, wherein the first transmitting step causes the wireless microphone unit to consume less power per unit of transmission time than the second transmitting step..
Enforcement Video, Llc


07/14/16
20160205453 

External speaker/microphone use with an electrical device for providing audio signals and/or for voice communication


The present invention relates to an external speaker/microphone apparatus for use with an electrical device for providing audio signals and/or for voice communication. The apparatus comprises: one or more speakers and one or more microphones; and a housing that encloses the one or more speakers and the one or more microphones.
Binauric Se


07/14/16
20160205443 

System and real-time advertisments in a broadcast content


A content streaming system includes a streaming server and a cue-point engine is provided. The streaming server receives a request from a user for a multimedia content, obtains a broadcast content including the multimedia content and static advertisements, and obtains a device parameter, a network parameter, and/or user information.
Adsparx Usa Inc


07/14/16
20160205429 

Media reservation system and methods


Flat panel displays (e.g., smart tvs) can wirelessly broadcast their identity for discovery to users of handheld devices (e.g., smartphones) interested selecting media data programming for display on a flat panel display selected from a plurality of flat panel displays. Data can include video, text, audio, and identifying information needed to access related data from a remote server.

07/14/16
20160205397 

Source agnostic audio/visual analysis framework


Systems and methods for determining the quality of video playback are provided. Errors in video playback may be detected at any point of transmission at which video can be extracted regardless of the means of transmission or the type of device through which transmission occurs thus allowing for testing of a plurality of devices or transmission means with the same testing system.
Cinder Solutions, Llc


07/14/16
20160205351 

Video and audio processing devices and video conference system


A video conference system including at least one client device and a host device able to be connected to the client devices and a remote device is provided. The host device obtains at least one piece of candidate video data as well as multiple pieces of to-be-integrated audio data, selects one piece of video data from the candidate video data, integrates the to-be-integrated audio data and sends the selected video data and the integrated audio data to the remote device, where the to-be-integrated audio data includes client audio data and host audio data, the candidate video data includes at least one piece of client video data and host video data.
Compal Electronics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205349 

Timestamp-based audio and video processing method and system thereof


A timestamp-based audio and video processing method and a system thereof are provided. The method is adapted to an electronic device having an image capturing device and an audio input device and includes the following steps.
Compal Electronics, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205348 

Video conferencing system and associated interation display method


A video conferencing system is provided. The video conferencing system includes a first video conferencing apparatus and a second video conferencing apparatus.
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/14/16
20160205267 

Intelligent ringer in smartphones


Various systems and methods for an intelligent ringer in smartphones are described herein. A system for implementing intelligent notifications includes a communication module to receive at a compute device, an indication of an incoming communication, a notification module to present from the compute device, a notification of the incoming communication, an audio processing module to determine whether a change in ambient noise occurs around the compute device while the notification is being presented, and a rules module to reference a rules engine to determine an action based on whether the change in ambient noise occurs, where the notification module is to present the notification in accordance with the action..
Intel Corporation


07/14/16
20160205262 

Acoustic echo cancellation for audio system with bring your own devices (byod)


A controller for the conference session generates a speaker signal for speakers in a conference room. The controller correlates the speaker signal with network timing information and generates speaker timing information.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/14/16
20160205247 

Method for presenting a title in an audio call


A method for presenting a title in an audio phone call, comprising: receiving a phone call destination address and a phone call title from an initiating client terminal, the phone call destination address and the phone call title are received via a user interface of the initiating client terminal; initiating a phone call from the initiating client terminal to a receiving client terminal corresponding to the phone call destination address; and sending the phone call title to the receiving client terminal to be presented on the receiving client terminal with an indication of a pending phone call.. .
Kola Voice Technologies (israel) Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205243 

Customer relationship management (crm) audio on hold


Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for crm audio on hold. In an embodiment of the invention, a crm audio on hold method includes identifying a caller associated with the telephone call received in a call processing gateway, selecting a record in a crm application pertinent to the caller and inserting the selected record into a variable field of a template.
Sugarcrm Inc.


07/14/16
20160205232 

Alarm circuit and electronic device utilizing the same


An alarm circuit applied in an electronic device includes an audio interface, an audio processor, a speaker, and a control unit. A first terminal of the control unit is coupled to the audio interface, to receive a first control signal or a second control signal.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205148 

Method and device for performing audio/video streaming in wireless communication system


A method for performing audio/video (a/v) streaming between at least one source device and at least one sink device in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a source device comprising: receiving from a sink device an a/v source discovery message for discovering information related to a/v channels that the source device supports; transmitting a response with respect to the a/v source discovery message to the sink device; receiving from the sink device information related to a/v channels selected by the sink device for a/v streaming; performing an a/v stream connection procedure for a/v streaming with the sink device; and transmitting an a/v stream to the sink device by using information related to a/v channels selected by the sink device.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.




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

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