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 Speaker cooling patent thumbnailnew patent Speaker cooling
Embodiments are provided for cooling one or more components of a playback device using speaker vibrations that result from playback of inaudible audio. Movement of air molecules arising from the speaker vibrations may disperse heat away from the one or more components of a playback device.
Sonos, Inc.


 Techniques to manage reverse channel audio sessions patent thumbnailnew patent Techniques to manage reverse channel audio sessions
Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for reverse channel audio (rca) session establishment and management. A sink device may identify a unidirectional communication channel with a source device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 Cognitive use of multiple regulatory domains patent thumbnailnew patent Cognitive use of multiple regulatory domains
A wireless communication system that concurrently communicates information in multiple regulatory domains to facilitate audio/video media streaming and other high bandwidth operations. One domain may be licensed and the other may be unlicensed.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Methods and systems for establishing an encrypted-audio session patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and systems for establishing an encrypted-audio session
An embodiment takes the form of a method carried out by a personal mobile device. The personal mobile device receives a session-request message requesting establishment an encrypted-audio session with a call-initiating device, responsively presents one or more call-response inquiries via a user interface, and subsequently receives an accessory-unready indication via the user interface.
Nagravision S.a.


 Localizing mobile device in vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Localizing mobile device in vehicle
Method and system for localizing a mobile device in a vehicle is provided. The method may include: triggering an audio system mounted on a vehicle, which audio system includes a plurality of speakers, to play an acoustic signal; and calculating a position of a mobile device in the vehicle based on a recording of the audio system's playback of the acoustic signal, which is recorded by the mobile device, and position information of the plurality of speakers.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated


 Terminal and  audio data transmission patent thumbnailnew patent Terminal and audio data transmission
Aspects of the disclosure provide a terminal adapted to transmit audio data via bluetooth to a device. The terminal includes a controller adapted to detect configuration parameters of the device and optimally determine configuration parameters of the terminal, and a transmission module capable of transmitting a packet of a first packet type based on a first mode of the terminal and a packet of a second packet type based on a second mode of the terminal.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.


 Playback based on number of listeners patent thumbnailnew patent Playback based on number of listeners
Systems, methods, and apparatus to process audio signals based on a number of listeners are disclosed. An example implementation involves a playback device processing, via an audio processing component, an audio signal for playback according to a first audio characteristic.
Sonos, Inc.


 System and  dynamic control of audio playback based on the position of a listener patent thumbnailnew patent System and dynamic control of audio playback based on the position of a listener
An optimal listening position for the multi-channel audio sound system is determined. A listening area and other audio playback controls may also be defined or modified by a listener.
Apple Inc.


 Multi-channel decorrelator, multi-channel audio decoder, multi-channel audio encoder, methods and computer program using a premix of decorrelator input signals patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-channel decorrelator, multi-channel audio decoder, multi-channel audio encoder, methods and computer program using a premix of decorrelator input signals
A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of n decorrelator input signals into a second set of k decorrelator input signals, wherein k<n. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of k′ decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of k decorrelator input signals.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


 System and  providing user location-based multi-zone media patent thumbnailnew patent System and providing user location-based multi-zone media
A system and method for providing user location-based multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises.
Sound United, Llc


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Multi-zone media providing multi-zone media

A multi-zone media system and method for providing multi-zone media. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly presents media content (e.g., audio content) to a user as the user moves throughout a premises..
Sound United, Llc

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Method and suppressing transient sounds in hearing assistance devices

An audio system includes a transient suppression circuit that rectifies an input signal representing target sounds and transient sounds and produces a threshold envelope of the rectified input signal. The transient suppression circuit accumulates the difference between the rectified input signal and the threshold envelope, and normalizes the accumulated difference using the rectified input signal.

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Method and suppressing transient sounds in hearing assistance devices

An audio system includes a transient suppression circuit that rectifies an input signal representing target sounds and transient sounds and produces a threshold envelope of the rectified input signal. The transient suppression circuit accumulates the difference between the rectified input signal and the threshold envelope, and normalizes the accumulated difference using the rectified input signal.

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Multi-channel digital microphone

The present invention relates to a multi-channel digital microphone, comprising: an array pickup unit and a processing unit, the array pickup unit comprises a plurality of pickup modules, arranged in array form, wherein each of the pick-up modules picks up the audio signals of the spatial domain component, the array pickup unit converts a plurality of the audio signals of the spatial region component to a plurality of digital signal and outputs it; the pickup unit is connected to the processing unit, configured to extract and denoise the plurality of digital signals. The present invention adds a spatial domain based on the time domain and frequency domain so that a pick-up de-noising process can be done for these received signals from different spatial directions..
Yutou Technology (hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

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Audio transducer with hybrid diaphragm

Systems for generating audible sound, including one or more elongate rods attached to one or more flexible membranes, such that longitudinal vibrations of the rods cause vibrations of the membranes, thereby producing audible sound. In some cases, an input audio signal may cause an electromotive actuator to vibrate, and the actuator may be coupled to one of the elongate rods.

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Audio processor with bi-directional input/output ports

An audio processor has a number of ports that are configurable as input or output ports. Each port includes a jack, an input audio circuit and an output audio circuit.
Qsc, Llc

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Real-time audio processing of ambient sound

An earpiece for real-time audio processing of ambient sound includes an ear bud that provides passive noise attenuation to the earpiece such that exterior ambient sound is substantially reduced within an ear of a wearer, an exterior microphone that receives ambient sound and converts the received ambient sound into analog electrical signals, and an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog electrical signals into digital signals representative of the ambient sounds. The earpiece further includes a digital signal processor that performs a transformation operation on the digital signals according to instructions received from a mobile device, the transformation operation transforms the digital signals into modified digital signals, a digital-to-analog converter that converts the modified digital signals into modified analog electrical signals, and a speaker that outputs the modified analog electrical signals as audio waves..
Doppler Labs, Inc.

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Intelligent headphone

An intelligent headphone may be configured at least with a headphone having a shape, size, and material to engage an ear of a user. The headphone may have at least a controller, accelerometer, and audio processor.
Aurisonics, Inc.

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Method of auto-pausing audio/video content while using headphones

A headset includes at least one earpiece, at least one speaker coupled to the at least one earpiece, at least one sensor, and control circuitry. The at least one sensor, in operation, detects whether the at least one earpiece is abutting at least one ear of a person and outputs at least one sensor signal indicating whether the at least one earpiece is abutting the at least one ear of the person.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

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Wearable electronic device having ornamental and deployment modes

A wearable electronic, e.g., audio, device is provided having ornamental and deployment modes. A flexible loop of the device allows for at least partial conformal contact with a surface of an individual or the individual's clothing, or both.
Tinsel Inc.

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Customizable headphone audio driver assembly, headphone including such an audio driver assembly, and related methods

Headphones include removable audio drivers electrically coupled with electrical conductors using solderless and detachable interconnections. Driver assemblies for headphones include an audio driver and a driver unit housing.
Skullcandy, Inc.

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In loving memory

The present invention provides an electronic playback system for playing audio and/or video recordings of a departed person, wherein, the electronic playback system could be adapted to accommodate a funeral urn storing ashes of the departed person. The playback system comprises a memory for storing audio/video recordings; a display screen such as a lcd; a power source such as batteries; speakers; and means to connect to an external computing device or storage medium such as a usb port or a sd card reader.

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Speaker and showerhead assembly

A speaker assembly is disclosed as having a shower device, a housing having openings through which sound may travel, and two speakers contained in the housing that project sound through the openings. The housing defines a recess that may be connected to the shower device.
Homewerks Worldwide, Llc

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Electronic device with speaker enclosure sensor

An electronic device may have a speaker for presenting audio to a user. The speaker may have a speaker diaphragm mounted in a speaker enclosure and driven using a speaker driver.
Apple Inc.

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Method for synchronising metadata with an audiovisual document by using parts of frames and a device for producing such metadata

The invention relates to a method and a device for synchronising metadata associated by a first signature to a first version of an audiovisual document, with a second version of this audiovisual document. The method is characterised in that it synchronises the metadata with the second version of the audiovisual document from a second signature detected in the portion of the second version of the audiovisual document, said portion of the second version of the audiovisual document being obtained by detecting the first signature in the second version of the audiovisual document.
Thomson Licensing

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Anticipatory program map table information acquisition

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the anticipatory acquisition of pmt information. A device may recognize a trigger within a transport stream, wherein the trigger indicates an audio/video transition and initiates a pmt acquisition by the device.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.

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Television tuner device for processing digital audiovisual content

Embodiments of a device for receiving a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal are described herein. For example, a silicon tuner module may be configured to receive a digital terrestrial, cable, or satellite television signal and output a digital bitstream, the digital bitstream may include audio visual content in an encoded transport stream.
Bby Solutions, Inc.

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Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcast system

To realize a service of data content that can interlock with av content of programs without providing a band for broadcasting data content in a broadcast band for digital television broadcast, provided is a reception apparatus that receives an audio and/or video (av) content, the apparatus including: an extraction section to extract trigger information from the av content, the trigger information being related to an application program that is executed interlocking with a progress of the av content, the trigger information including a trigger type; and a control section to control one of an activation of the application program, a dispatch of an event of the application program being executed, and an end of the application program being executed in accordance with the trigger type included in the extracted trigger information.. .
Sony Corporation

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Multimedia conference broadcast system

A multimedia conference broadcast system may include one or more processors and a memory. The one or more processors may receive video streams and audio streams from participant devices.
Google Inc.

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Digital broadcast receiver and processing caption thereof

A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the video data is digital caption data or analog caption data on the basis of caption information included in the supplementary information, and outputting a control signal according to a result of the determining; a digital caption decoder for extracting and decoding digital caption data from the video data according to the control signal; and an analog caption decoder for extracting and decoding analog caption data from the video data according to the control signal..
Lg Electronics Inc.

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System and selecting and providing zone-specific media

A system and method for providing zone-specific media to a user. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide a system and method that flexibly selects and provides media content (e.g., audio content), where such content is selected based, at least in part, on a user location (e.g., location within a premises)..
Sound United, Llc

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Selectively transferring high-priority non-audio data over a quality of service channel

In an embodiment, a transmitting ue is engaged with a target ue in a communication session supported at least in part via a qos channel on which audio traffic is primarily carried and a non-qos channel on which non-audio traffic is carried. The transmitting ue obtains audio data and non-audio data for transmission to the target ue during the communication session, and identifies a subset of higher-priority non-audio data within the obtained non-audio data.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Intelligent agent features for wearable personal communication nodes

Systems, methods, apparatus and software enable intelligent agent features for user nodes that are members of a communication group. Instructions instantiate an intelligent agent node as a member of the communication group.
Orion Labs

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Systems and methods for advanced iterative decoding and channel estimation of concatenated coding systems

Systems and methods for decoding block and concatenated codes are provided. These include advanced iterative decoding techniques based on belief propagation algorithms, with particular advantages when applied to codes having higher density parity check matrices such as iterative soft-input soft-output and list decoding of convolutional codes, reed-solomon codes and bch codes.
Ln2 Db, Llc

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Signal to noise ratio concealment apparatus and method in wireless multimedia system

An apparatus and method for improved processing of audio and video in the wireless multimedia communication. By setting a snr estimator in the de-modulator and connecting a plc trigger between the de-modulator and the plc module in parallel.
Airoha Technology Corp.

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Digital signal processor and audio device

A digital signal processor that is capable of suppressing a signal level of an input analog signal at not more than the maximum voltage for a/d conversion and capable of preventing distortion of an a/d converted digital signal while maintaining a good s/n ratio. The digital signal processor 2 of the present invention includes amplification factor setting mechanisms to set amplification factors of the analog amplifiers to second amplification factors lower than first amplification factors specified by amplification factor adjustment knobs, digital amplifier mechanisms to amplify a/d converted digital signals by third amplification factors lower than the first amplification factors, and digital limiter mechanisms to compare the signal levels of the digital signals amplified by the third amplification factors with a threshold defined in advance and attenuate the digital signals within the range of the third amplification factors based on a result of the comparison..
Zoom Corporation

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System for automatic adjustment of audio volume during occupant communication and process thereof

An audio volume control system that automatically reduces a volume the audio system when a person is speaking. The system includes an audio system with an acoustic speaker that is operable to detect sound waves in the interior space and transmit sound wave signals corresponding to the detected sound waves.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

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Optimized volume adjustment

A method for adjusting the sound volume of media clips using volume adjuster lines is provided. The volume adjuster lines are individually set for each clip based on the intrinsic, or absolute, volume values of the clip.
Apple Inc.

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Power amplifier without transformer

A power amplifier without transformer includes an audio isolator, a phase detector, a power protection controller, a rectifier and an amplifier. The audio isolator is used to isolate audio-source input end and the amplifier for making the amplifier directly connected to utility power via the rectifier without transformer to increase transformation efficiency and decrease weight and bulk of the power amplifier substantially.
Jin Tai De Technology Co., Ltd.

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Flat panel display stand

The present invention discloses a flat panel display support, which includes a base, a first connecting lever, a second connecting lever and a first display mounting plate; one end of the first connecting lever is rotationally connected with the base, the other end of the first connecting lever is rotationally connected with one end of the second connecting lever, the other end of the second connecting lever is rotationally connected with the first display mounting plate, and the base is provided with a usb interface, an audio output interface for connecting with an earphone or a speaker, and an audio input interface for connecting with a microphone. By adopting this structure, a user can directly plug devices, the earphone or the speaker with a usb into the base without stoop.
Loctek Visual Technology Corp.

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Multi-layer capacitor having upper and lower portions with different dielectric layer materials to reduce acoustic vibration

A multi-layer capacitor such as a multi-layer-ceramic-capacitor (mlcc) has upper and lower dielectric layers separating upper and lower electrode layers, where the lower dielectric layers have a lower dielectric constant than the upper dielectric layers to reduce piezoelectric effect driven capacitor reaction forces on a printed circuit board (pcb) on which the capacitor is mounted. Such an mlcc may include the upper dielectric and electrode layers in a top portion of the mlcc; and the lower dielectric and electrode layers in a bottom portion of the mlcc.
Apple Inc.

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System and method to generate an interactive video on the fly

The present invention provides a method for real-time generation and streaming of at least one interactive context based video according to video template, raw context related data and real time event data. The method comprising the steps of: receiving input data related to an identified template and context related data, receiving real time input of event data, while the subsequent portion of video is still in generation, choosing, updating and generating audible and visual materials, according to the predefined logic of the identified template in relation to real time data event, generating and encoding video frames for pre-defined portion based polling the generated/updated visual materials, generating continuous audio streams/frames for predefined portion of the video based on polling generated or updated audible materials and providing the generated streamable data of the predefined video portion at the external entity side, while the subsequent portion of video is still in generation..
Idomoo Ltd

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Method for preprocessing speech for digital audio quality improvement

Preprocessing speech signals from an indirect conduction microphone. One exemplary method preprocesses the speech signal in two stages.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Dynamic range and peak control in audio using nonlinear filters

An audio encoding device is described herein. The audio encoding device includes a compressor that is based on a nonlinear filter.
Apple Inc.

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Broadcast transmitting/playback apparatus and method thereof

A broadcast transmitting apparatus and method, and a broadcast playback apparatus and method for providing an object-based audio by encoding and decoding a multichannel audio signal are provided. The broadcast transmitting apparatus may generate audio identification information used to determine whether the multichannel audio signal is an object-based audio signal.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

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Multi-stage hotword detection

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for multi-stage hotword detection are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, by a second stage hotword detector of a multi-stage hotword detection system that includes at least a first stage hotword detector and the second stage hotword detector, audio data that corresponds to an initial portion of an utterance.
Google Inc.

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Methods and reducing latency in speech recognition applications

Methods and apparatus for reducing latency in speech recognition applications. The method comprises receive first audio comprising speech from a user of a computing device, detecting an end of speech in the first audio, generating an asr result based, at least in part, on a portion of the first audio prior to the detected end of speech, determining whether a valid action can be performed by a speech-enabled application installed on the computing device using the asr result, and processing second audio when it is determined that a valid action cannot be performed by the speech-enabled application using the asr result..
Nuance Communications, Inc.

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Determination of an operational directive based at least in part on a spatial audio property

A method comprising receiving audio information by way of a plurality of microphones comprised by an apparatus, determining at least one spatial audio property of the audio information in relation to the apparatus, determining an operational directive based, at least in part, on the spatial audio property, and performing one or more operations in conformance with the operational directive is apparatus. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

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Method for cancelling noise of audio signal and electronic device thereof

An apparatus and method for cancelling a noise of an audio signal in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to provide a voice call service with a counterpart electronic device, a memory configured to store one or more noise cancellation variables, and a processor configured to, when a call with the counterpart electronic device is configured through the communication module, select a noise cancellation variable corresponding to a reception signal strength from the memory and cancel an audio signal noise based on a noise cancellation variable corresponding to the reception signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Estimating a tempo metric from an audio bit-stream

The invention relates to estimating tempo information directly from a bitstream encoding audio information, preferably music. Said tempo information is derived from at least one periodicity derived from a detection of at least two onsets included in the audio information.
Dolby International Ab

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Use of optical reflectance proximity detector in battery-powered devices

Various methods, systems, and devices for identifying a condition of a battery-powered device are presented. For example, a device may include a smoke detection sensor that detect smokes and, in response to detecting smoke, generate a smoke detection signal.
Google Inc.

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Systems and methods for announcing location of unauthorized party

A security system includes a plurality of sensors to detect entry into a premises by an unauthorized party and to detect a location of the unauthorized party through at least a portion of the premises, a storage component to store a log of the detected location of the unauthorized party, an audio component to audibly announce the detected location of the unauthorized party, and a processor to control the audio component to announce the detected location at predetermined intervals or upon a change in the detected location of the unauthorized party.. .
Google Inc.



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