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 Sealing  sealing of electronics housings patent thumbnailSealing sealing of electronics housings
A sealing system for sealing an electronics housing includes, in one example, a one-piece sealing member that seals the perimeter surface of an electronics substrate disposed within the electronics housing. The one-piece sealing member includes a perimeter seal portion that engages the perimeter substrate, a first seal portion that engages a first substrate surface and a second seal portion that engages a second substrate surface of the electronics substrate.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.


 System comprising an audio device and a mobile device for displaying information concerning the audio device patent thumbnailSystem comprising an audio device and a mobile device for displaying information concerning the audio device
A system having an audio device (10) with a wireless communication interface (18) and a memory (36) for storing use data obtained by data logging concerning the present or previous use of the audio device; and a mobile device (12) having a wireless communication interface (24) for data exchange with the audio device, a display (54) for displaying information concerning the audio device, and a data processing unit (52) for selecting the information concerning the audio device to be displayed according to the use situation and/or use history of the audio device as determined from logged use data transmitted from the audio device via the wireless communication interface.. .
Sonova Ag


 Safe handling of text messages patent thumbnailSafe handling of text messages
For a safe handling of text messages (mest) received by a communication device (cd) owned by a user, an application server (as) receives a request (req) from the communication device (cd), the request containing an identifier (idcd) of the communication device and presence data (datp) indicating that the communication device is associated with a service entity (se) via a wireless session, the service entity (se) being a vehicle, receives a text message (mest) having the user as recipient, and sends a message (mesc) to a network server (ns), the message (mesc) including at least a part of the content of the text message (mest), the network server (ns) generating a voice message (mesv) from the content of the message (mesc) and providing the voice message (mesv) via an audio call to the communication device (cd).. .
Alcatel Lucent


 Microphone porting structure and assembly for a communication device patent thumbnailMicrophone porting structure and assembly for a communication device
A microphone porting structure, comprises a substrate (312) having a bearing surface and a porting through-hole (344) formed therethough for aligning with a microphone port of a bottom ported microphone (334). The bearing surface provides an area against which to seal and the through-hole provides for acoustic path alignment for the audio ports of paired bottom ported microphones mounted to a printed circuit board..
Motorola Solutions, Inc


 Wireless receiver patent thumbnailWireless receiver
A wireless receiver, which receives a radio wave (rf) signal from a wireless microphone, demodulates an audio signal, and displays an rf reception state proportional to strength of a received signal on an indicator, includes a first frequency conversion(fc) unit generating a first if signal based on the received rf signal; a second fc unit generating a second if signal based on the first if signal; a first received rf strength measuring unit detecting a first level signal from the first if signal generated by the first fc unit; a second received rf strength measuring unit detecting a second level signal from the second if signal generated by the second fc unit; and a synthesizing unit synthesizing the first level signal detected by the first received rf strength measuring unit and the second level signal detected by the second received rf strength measuring unit, and outputs a synthesized level signal.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica


 Apparatus and  detecting and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications patent thumbnailApparatus and detecting and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications
An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.


 Apparatus and  driving headphones differentially in mobile applications patent thumbnailApparatus and driving headphones differentially in mobile applications
An apparatus and method is disclosed for achieving improved sound quality from mobile ‘hifi’ playback devices by driving compatible headphones in ‘balanced’ or ‘differential’ mode via standard size headphone connectors on the device, while retaining full compliance with legacy jack connections and conventional headphones. When a headphone is connected, a smartphone may determine whether the headphone is one capable of accepting balanced audio signals, or one that uses a conventional 3-pole jack or a 4-pole ctia or omtp jack.
Ess Technology, Inc.


 3d sound field using bilateral earpieces system and method patent thumbnail3d sound field using bilateral earpieces system and method
A set of wireless earpieces includes a left wireless earpiece comprising an earpiece housing sized and shaped to fit into an external auditory canal of a user, a speaker disposed within the earpiece and positioned to transduce audio towards a tympanic membrane associated with the external auditory canal of the user, a right wireless earpiece comprising an earpiece housing sized and shaped to fit into an external auditory canal of a user, a speaker disposed within the earpiece and positioned to transduce audio towards a tympanic membrane associated with the external auditory canal of the user, and wherein the left earpiece and the right earpiece are adapted to process sound in order to alter perception of the sound to match a pre-determined point of view for the user.. .
Bragi Gmbh


 Method and portable electronic  adaptively adjusting playback effect of speakers patent thumbnailMethod and portable electronic adaptively adjusting playback effect of speakers
A method and a portable electronic apparatus for adaptively adjusting a playback effect of speakers are provided. The portable electronic apparatus includes a speaker enclosure volume adjusting device and a processor coupled to the speakers and the speaker enclosure volume adjusting device.
Compal Electronics, Inc.


 Audio system having multiple personal wireless audio receivers patent thumbnailAudio system having multiple personal wireless audio receivers
A wireless audio transmitter system includes a base transmitter unit and one or more portable receiver units. The base unit receives input from an audio source and transmits one or more corresponding signals to one or more of the portable receiver units simultaneously.
Ekko Audio, Llc


Processing audio signals

An audio processing circuit comprises an analyzer circuit that includes a plurality of energy detector units, and an equalizer circuit that includes a plurality of equalization filters. The equalizer circuit is coupled with the analyzer circuit.
Marvell World Trade Ltd.

Audio bass compensation system and compensation method

An audio bass compensation system is disclosed. The audio bass compensation system includes a first signal path and a second signal path which are set in parallel.
Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

Audio circuit

An audio amplifier includes an operational amplifier, a replica of an output stage of the operational amplifier, and a feedback circuit configured such that, in a normal mode, an output signal of the operational amplifier is fed back to the input side of the operational amplifier, and such that, in a calibration mode, an output signal of the replica is fed back to the input side of the operational amplifier. The calibration circuit cancels out the offset voltage of the audio amplifier.
Rohm Co., Ltd.

Earphones optimized for users with small ear anatomy

An earphone audio device includes a housing, a speaker component, and a step-styled tip wherein the tip comprises a mid-section and a leading-section, the leading section having a smaller radial profile than the mid-section, and the speaker component is at least partially disposed within the aperture formed by the interior wall of the mid-section. In some embodiments, the speaker component may be entirely disposed within the mid-section such that no part of the speaker component extends toward the housing of the earphone beyond the aperture formed by the mid-section..
Logitech Europe, S.a.

Dual purpose power and headset interface system

A dual purpose power and headset interface system including a headset, a cable coupled to the headset and a docking unit and a docking unit. The docking unit is connected to a detachable integrated power and audio cable and operates to transfer power or audio from the integrated power and audio cable to the headset or to dock the integrated power and audio cable until subsequent use.

Interactive television program guide with selectable languages

An interactive television program guide is provided. The interactive television program guide provides a user with the opportunity to select a language for playing television programming and displaying program guide text.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Method for fast channel change and corresponding device

In a video delivery environment where a channel change in an audio/video receiver starts with a burst delivery of an audio/video stream to the receiver, characteristics of the audio/video stream are determined such as audio-video drift and burst characteristics in terms of duration of excess data delivery. At least one of these characteristics determines an offset to add to an initialization of a decoder clock, so that moving images are shown as early as possible after receipt of the channel change command, to be joined by lip synchronized audio before burst end..
Thomson Licensing

Synchronization of live audio and video data streams

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for audio and video synchronization. A plurality of audio and video data streams are received on a computer system through a network.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and processing broadcast data by using external device

The present invention relates to the provision of a method and/or an apparatus for processing broadcast data by using an external device. The apparatus for processing the broadcast data according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a reception unit for receiving video data and audio data; a decoder for decoding the received video data and the received audio data; an interface unit for transmitting, to an external device, characteristics information of the video data and the audio data, and receiving, from the external device, control information for controlling the display of the decoded video data and the playback of the decoded audio data; a display unit for displaying the decoded video data on the basis of the received control information; and an audio playback unit for playing the decoded audio data on the basis of the received control information..
Lg Electronics Inc.

System and seamless switching through buffering

Also included are specific methods for preparing mpeg video streams and multiplexing mpeg video with mpeg or ac-3 audio streams to allow a receiver to create seamless transitions between individually encoded segments,. .

Audio signal level estimation in cameras

A camera system includes a first microphone, a second microphone, and a microphone controller. The first microphone and the second microphone are configured to capture audio over a time interval to produce a first captured audio signal and a second captured audio signal, respectively.
Gopro, Inc.

Identification of recorded image data

Technologies are generally described for identification of recorded image data. In various examples, a mobile device may include a receiver, a memory and a processor.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Remote customer assistance system having two-way audio and video interface

Disclosed is a system and method for providing two-way audio and video communications in a remote customer assistance environment. Upon initiation of an audio communications session using an audio server, separate video communications are established between the devices in a customer terminal and a remote attendant workstation.
Denison Parking, Inc.

Article of clothing with video recording device support

A video recording device, holster and article of clothing are disclosed to reliably and covertly provide for the capture of video, audio, and metadata, and perform other commands. The holster may be provided with a carrier that is, in turn, inserted into the holster.
Utility Associates, Inc.

Article of clothing with video recording device support

A video recording device, holster and article of clothing are disclosed to reliably and covertly provide for the capture of video, audio, and metadata, and perform other commands. The holster may be provided with a carrier that is, in turn, inserted into the holster.
Utility Associates, Inc.

Voice communication and location tracking system

A special-purpose mobile communication device using low-bandwidth cellular technology designed for iot applications, such narrowband lte for iot, is used to securely exchange voice messages in real-time or near real-time with another user. The voice messages are short duration voice messages, also referred to as voice clips, that are capable of being compressed using file compression algorithms instead of stream compression methods ordinarily used for real-time audio.
Muchi Corporation

Wireless sound equipment

A wireless sound equipment including a band having elasticity, a housing provided at both ends of the band, the housing having a receiver holder formed in one end, a receiver coupled/decoupled to/from the receiver holder, a printed circuit board provided in the housing, a rotary member provided in the housing and an audio cable having one end connected to the rotary member and the other end connected to the receiver is provided. The rotary member includes an audio substrate connected to the printed circuit board and having a circular connecting terminal and an audio brush connected to the one end of the audio cable to transmit a signal transmitted from the printed circuit board to the audio cable while moving over the circular connecting terminal of the printed circuit board..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Audio mixer

An audio mixer for mixing audio signals from a plurality of participants, including audio signals of different sample rates; the audio mixer comprising: a plurality of mixing arrangements, each mixing arrangement for a given one of said sample rates; each mixing arrangement comprising: a pre-mixer configured to mix audio signals having the given sample rate; one or more resamplers, each resampler configured to convert pre-mixed audio signals from other mixing arrangements into a signal of the given sample rate; and a post-mixer configured to mix the output of the pre-mixer with the output of each resampler to produce an output at the given sample rate; the audio mixer further comprising a subtractor configured to subtract the participant's input audio signal from the post-mixed output.. .
Acano (uk) Limited

Display inserts, overlays, and graphical user interfaces for multimedia systems

A disclosed digital media device operational at user premises to receive media signals from a media source for presentation via endpoint devices such as a television display. The digital media device can include gateway and digital media management functionality and can be referred to as a gateway and digital media device.
Kip Prod P1 Lp

Wireless communications device and control wireless communications device

A wireless communications device is constituted from a control station and a slave station that perform encryption communication using an encryption key and changes the encryption key in a predetermined procedure, during a call, and the device includes a controller that operates in such a manner that audio is reduced, if the procedure in which the encryption key is changed is not correctly executed, in a case where a change of the encryption key is made.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Wall-mounted interactive sensing and audio-visual node devices for networked living and work spaces

Described herein are networked (smart) living and work spaces, including a variety of different wireless nodes that may be distributed, inlcuing wall-mounted and/or retrofitted over existing electrical outlets and light switches, for proiding data streams to a digital hub or master controller. For example, described herein are wall-mounted, interactive sensing and audio-visual node device for a networked living/working space..

Wireless receiver

A wireless receiver includes an rssi generation circuit that obtains rssi output corresponding to a carrier strength level of a received rf signal; a lookup table from which a threshold value corresponding to temperature information from a temperature sensor is read based on the temperature information; a comparison circuit that generates comparison output when the rssi output is below the threshold value read from the lookup table, in which the threshold value is one input, and the rssi output from the rssi generation circuit is the other input; and a muting circuit that closes a signal line of an audio signal demodulated from the rf signal, and cuts off output of the audio signal, based on the comparison output from the comparison circuit. The above configuration enables the wireless receiver to eliminate fluctuation of a reception reaching distance relative to temperature change, and ensure stable mute operation..
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica

Data compression systems and methods

Data compression using a combination of content independent data compression and content dependent data compression. In one aspect, a system for compressing data comprises: a processor, and a plurality of data compression encoders wherein at least one data encoder utilizes asymmetric data compression.
Realtime Data, Llc

System and distortion limiting

A system is provided for limiting distortion of an audio speaker. The system includes a first lowpass filter circuitry that is configured to receive a system input signal and generate a first lowpass filtered output signal.
Bose Corporation

Low frequency equalization for loudspeaker system

A method of optimizing the low frequency audio response emanating from a pair of low frequency transducers housed within a cabinet. The low frequency transducers are electrically connected to a power amplifier and source of audio content.

Rugged duralink connector

A protective, waterproof cover for a standard nexus type u-174 audio connector that has an outer cover on a male plug that seals over an outer surface of a female type u-92 a/u jack. The cover has an over jacket mold to cover and protect the jack at the connection.

Electronic devices with millimeter wave antennas and metal housings

An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more antennas.
Apple Inc.

Automatic generation of video and directional audio from spherical content

A spherical content capture system captures spherical video and audio content. In one embodiment, captured metadata or video/audio processing is used to identify content relevant to a particular user based on time and location information.
Gopro, Inc.

Hotword recognition

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving audio data corresponding to an utterance, determining that the audio data corresponds to a hotword, generating a hotword audio fingerprint of the audio data that is determined to correspond to the hotword, comparing the hotword audio fingerprint to one or more stored audio fingerprints of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword, detecting whether the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword based on whether the comparison indicates a similarity between the hotword audio fingerprint and one of the one or more stored audio fingerprints that satisfies a predetermined threshold, and in response to detecting that the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint, disabling access to a computing device into which the utterance was spoken.. .
Google Inc.

Digital encapsulation of audio signals

Encoding and decoding systems are described for the provision of high quality digital representations of audio signals with particular attention to the correct perceptual rendering of fast transients at modest sample rates. This is achieved by optimising downsampling and upsampling filters to minimise the length of the impulse response while adequately attenuating alias products that have been found perceptually harmful..
Reinet S.a.r.l.

Coding higher-order ambisonic coefficients during multiple transitions

In general, techniques are described for coding higher-order ambisonic coefficients during multiple transitions. A device comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor may be configured to perform the techniques.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Screen related adaptation of higher order ambisonic (hoa) content

Systems and techniques for rendering audio data are generally disclosed. An example device for rendering a higher order ambition (hoa) audio signal includes a memory configured to store the hoa audio signal, and one or more processors coupled to the memory.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Virtualizing audio decoding hardware

Systems and methods for virtualizing audio decoding hardware of a guest audio decoder are disclosed. A method may include storing received encoded audio in main memory of a host computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Coding/decoding method, apparatus, and system

Embodiments of the present invention provide a coding/decoding method, apparatus, and system. According to the coding method, de-emphasis processing is performed on a full band signal by using a de-emphasis parameter determined according to a characteristic factor of an input audio signal, and then the full band signal is coded and sent to a decoder, so that the decoder performs corresponding de-emphasis decoding processing on the full band signal according to the characteristic factor of the input audio signal and restores the input audio signal.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Calculator and determining phase correction data for an audio signal

A calculator for determining phase correction data for an audio signal includes a variation determiner for determining a variation of a phase of the audio signal in a first and a second variation mode, a variation comparator for comparing a first variation determined using the first variation mode and a second variation determined using the second variation mode, and a correction data calculator for calculating the phase correction data in accordance with the first variation mode or the second variation mode based on a result of the comparing.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Decoder and decoding an audio signal, encoder and encoding an audio signal

A decoder for decoding an audio signal includes a first target spectrum generator for generating a target spectrum for a first time frame of a subband signal of the audio signal using first correction data. A first phase corrector for corrects a phase of the subband signal in the first time frame of the audio signal determined with a phase correction algorithm, the correction being performed by reducing a difference between a measure of the subband signal in the first time frame of the audio signal and the target spectrum.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Audio processor and processing an audio signal using horizontal phase correction

An audio processor for processing an audio signal includes an audio signal phase measure calculator configured for calculating a phase measure of an audio signal for a time frame, a target phase measure determiner for determining a target phase measure for the time frame, and a phase corrector configured for correcting phases of the audio signal for the time frame using the calculated phase measure and the target phase measure to obtain a processed audio signal.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Audio processor and processing an audio signal using vertical phase correction

An audio processor for processing an audio signal includes a target phase measure determiner for determining a target phase measure for the audio signal in a time frame, a phase error calculator for calculating a phase error using a phase of the audio signal in the time frame and the target phase measure, and a phase corrector configured for correcting the phase of the audio signal in the time frame using the phase error.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Hotword recognition

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving audio data corresponding to an utterance, determining that the audio data corresponds to a hotword, generating a hotword audio fingerprint of the audio data that is determined to correspond to the hotword, comparing the hotword audio fingerprint to one or more stored audio fingerprints of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword, detecting whether the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword based on whether the comparison indicates a similarity between the hotword audio fingerprint and one of the one or more stored audio fingerprints that satisfies a predetermined threshold, and in response to detecting that the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint, disabling access to a computing device into which the utterance was spoken.. .
Google Inc.

Method and initiating an operation using voice data

A method for initiating an operation using voice is provided. The method includes extracting one or more voice features based on first audio data detected in a use stage; determining a similarity between the first audio data and a preset first voice model according to the one or more voice features, wherein the first voice model is associated with second audio data of a user, and the second audio data is associated with one or more preselected voice contents; and executing an operation corresponding to the first voice model based on the similarity..
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Wearable earpiece voice command control system and method

An earpiece includes an earpiece housing, an intelligent control disposed within the ear piece housing, at least one audio input sensor operatively connected to the intelligent control, a transceiver operatively connected to the intelligent control, and a user interface operatively connected to the intelligent control and configured for receiving user input. The intelligent control is configured to receive voice input through the at least one audio input sensor and interpret the voice input to determine a voice command from a set of voice commands..
Bragi Gmbh

Hotword recognition

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving audio data corresponding to an utterance, determining that the audio data corresponds to a hotword, generating a hotword audio fingerprint of the audio data that is determined to correspond to the hotword, comparing the hotword audio fingerprint to one or more stored audio fingerprints of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword, detecting whether the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint of audio data that was previously determined to correspond to the hotword based on whether the comparison indicates a similarity between the hotword audio fingerprint and one of the one or more stored audio fingerprints that satisfies a predetermined threshold, and in response to detecting that the hotword audio fingerprint matches a stored audio fingerprint, disabling access to a computing device into which the utterance was spoken.. .
Google Inc.

Calibration and stabilization of an active notice cancelation system

A method of calibrating an earphone may include: securing an anc earphone to a calibration fixture, the calibration fixture including an ear model configured to support the anc earphone, the ear model having an ear canal configured to anatomically resemble a human ear canal and a concha configured to anatomically resemble a human ear concha, the ear canal extending from the concha to an inner end of the ear canal; generating, with the anc earphone, an audio signal based on a reference tone; determining a characteristic of the audio signal; comparing the characteristic of the audio signal to a previously determined reference characteristic; and adjusting a gain value of the anc earphone based on the comparing. Additional methods and apparatus are also disclosed..
Avnera Corporation



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