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Method for connecting devices to a network through an audio cable and a user device

Method for connecting devices to a network through an audio cable and a user device

Remote engagement system

Remote engagement system

Remote engagement system

Video input switching and signal processing apparatus

Date/App# patent app List of recent Audio-related patents
10/23/14
20140317728
 Cloud key device for data transmission via audio interface patent thumbnailCloud key device for data transmission via audio interface
A cloud key device for data transmission via an audio interface has a portable body, designed with a 3d pattern, and is provided with a data transmission end. A data storage chip is set into the portable body to store accounts and passwords.
10/23/14
20140317710
 Method for connecting devices to a network through an audio cable and a user device patent thumbnailMethod for connecting devices to a network through an audio cable and a user device
A method of configuring a first device, such as a monitoring device, to be controlled by a second, user device, via a network, comprises connecting the user device to the monitoring device to be configured, via an audio cable, providing a network password to a wireless network to the monitoring device from the user device, via the audio cable, connecting the monitoring device to the wireless network; and associating the monitoring device to the user device by a processing device, so that the user device can interact with the monitoring device and the processing device, via the wireless network. The user device may be a mobile user device, which may be connectable to a wifi network and/or a cellular network, or example.
10/23/14
20140317673
 Remote engagement system patent thumbnailRemote engagement system
A remote engagement system for a live event includes at least one output device located at the live event for providing an audio and/or visual output to people at the live event. A controller receives signals transmitted from a plurality of user input devices and in response thereto and in real time or near real time, controls the at least one output device located at the live event to provide an audio and/or visual output to people at the live event..
10/23/14
20140317656
 Video input switching and signal processing apparatus patent thumbnailVideo input switching and signal processing apparatus
An apparatus integrates a plurality of television signal sources into a cohesive audio/video environment. Internal provisions include a standard broadcast-frequency tuner, cable tuner as well as other optional inputs such as for a direct-broadcast satellite, previously recorded video material, etc.
10/23/14
20140317655
 Method for advertising based on audio/video content and method for creating an audio/video playback application patent thumbnailMethod for advertising based on audio/video content and method for creating an audio/video playback application
A method for advertising based on audio/video (av) content is to be implemented by an electronic device and includes the steps of: receiving target information from an advertising broadcast server; accessing av data for playback, followed by extracting a sample which corresponds to a portion of content of the av data; comparing the sample thus extracted with the target information received from the advertising broadcast server; when the sample includes content that matches the target information, transmitting a confirmation message to the advertising broadcast server; and receiving an advertisement file corresponding to the target information and transmitted by the advertising broadcast server for playback.. .
10/23/14
20140317654
 Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements patent thumbnailSystems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements
System and methods for finding and accessing desired audio content from audio content sources, including means and methods for extracting captions from a broadcast; aggregating the captions in a database; indexing the database content; searching the captions for a mention of at least one target; analyzing the results for desired content; indexing into the database to extract the desired content; thereby providing a method for quickly finding and accessing desired audio and video content from a large number of sources.. .
10/23/14
20140317532
 User interfaces for presentation of audio/video streams patent thumbnailUser interfaces for presentation of audio/video streams
Embodiments are described for a user interface presenting audio and/or video streams. In some embodiments, a request to increase a size of a first user interface element from a plurality of user interface elements displayed within a user interface on a display is received from a video conference participant's device, at least one numerical representation for dimensions of the user interface display area for each of a plurality of potential layouts for at least a portion of the plurality of user interface elements is calculated to satisfy the request, a video conference system determines a new layout from the one or more potential layouts to accommodate the request by performing at least one comparison between a numerical representation for a potential layout and each remaining numerical representation for a potential layout from the plurality, the new layout comprising at least one of a video quality adjustment of one or more user interface elements, a rearrangement of one or more user interface elements into different sizes and positions, and an elimination of a user interface element from the user interface, and a media server for the video conference apportions bandwidth for one or more video data streams from the composite in accordance with the new layout to be received by the video conference participant's device..
10/23/14
20140317416
 Method for inputting accounts and passwords to computer or telecom device via an audio interface patent thumbnailMethod for inputting accounts and passwords to computer or telecom device via an audio interface
A method for inputting accounts and passwords to a computer or telecom device via an audio interface via an audio jack. The method includes the following steps: fabricating a data storage device with audio interface; storing an account and password into the data storage device; setting a software capable of being implemented on the computer or telecom device; said software has the functions of data encryption and decryption as well as data access via the audio interface; and connecting the data storage device via the audio interface to the audio jack of the computer or telecom device.
10/23/14
20140317275
 Content display monitor patent thumbnailContent display monitor
The invention can enable monitoring of the display of content by a computer system. Moreover, the invention can enable monitoring of the displayed content to produce monitoring information from which conclusions may be deduced regarding the observation of the displayed content by an observer.
10/23/14
20140317239
 Real-time streaming media playing method patent thumbnailReal-time streaming media playing method
A real-time streaming media playing method is provided. According to the present invention, plural streaming data are stored in an electronic device, plural time stamps are assigned to respective streaming data, and the plural streaming data are arranged according to the time sequence.
10/23/14
20140317202
System and method for requesting and sending audio, video, still pictures, and text from a specified location
A method for requesting and viewing real time data comprising: selecting an entity to follow by a requesting user; sending a notification by the entity to the requesting user when the real time data will be sent; recording the real time data by the entity; sending the real time data to a host server; and transmitting the real time data to the requesting user.. .
10/23/14
20140317098
Determining media consumption preferences
Systems and methods are disclosed for determining media consumption preferences. A method may include accessing media consumption history associated with a user.
10/23/14
20140316789
Systems and methods for implementing cross-fading, interstitials and other effects downstream
Systems and methods are presented for cross-fading (or other multiple clip processing) of information streams on a user or client device, such as a telephone, tablet, computer or mp3 player, or any consumer device with audio playback. Multiple clip processing can be accomplished at a client end according to directions sent from a service provider that specify a combination of (i) the clips involved; (ii) the device on which the cross-fade or other processing is to occur and its parameters; and (iii) the service provider system.
10/23/14
20140316788
Quality improvement techniques in an audio encoder
An audio encoder implements multi-channel coding decision, band truncation, multi-channel rematrixing, and header reduction techniques to improve quality and coding efficiency. In the multi-channel coding decision technique, the audio encoder dynamically selects between joint and independent coding of a multi-channel audio signal via an open-loop decision based upon (a) energy separation between the coding channels, and (b) the disparity between excitation patterns of the separate input channels.
10/23/14
20140316787
Systems and methods for recognizing sound and music signals in high noise and distortion
A method for recognizing an audio sample locates an audio file that closely matches the audio sample from a database indexing a large set of original recordings. Each indexed audio file is represented in the database index by a set of landmark timepoints and associated fingerprints.
10/23/14
20140316786
Creating statistical language models for audio captchas
Methods for creating statistical language models (slms) for audio completely automated turing tests for telling computers and humans apart (captchas) are disclosed. In these methods, candidate challenge items including one or more words are automatically selected from a document corpus.
10/23/14
20140316774
Method, apparatus, and system for processing audio data
A method, an apparatus, and a system for processing audio data are provided that pertain to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: obtaining a noise frame of an audio signal, and decomposing the current noise frame into a noise low-band signal and a noise high-band signal; and encoding and transmitting the noise low-band signal by using a first discontinuous transmission mechanism, and encoding and transmitting the noise high-band signal by using a second discontinuous transmission mechanism.
10/23/14
20140316773
Method of and apparatus for evaluating intelligibility of a degraded speech signal
The present invention relates to a method of evaluating intelligibility of a degraded speech signal received from an audio transmission system conveying a reference signal. The method comprises sampling said reference and degraded signal into frames, and forming frame pairs.
10/23/14
20140316771
Systems and methods for source signal separation
A method includes receiving an input signal comprising an original domain signal and creating a first window data set and a second window data set from the signal, wherein an initiation of the second window data set is offset from an initiation of the first window data set, converting the first window data set and the second window data set to a frequency domain and storing the resulting data as data in a second domain different from the original domain, performing complex spectral phase evolution (cspe) on the second domain data to estimate component frequencies of the first and second window data sets, using the component frequencies estimated in the cspe, sampling a set of second-domain high resolution windows to select a mathematical representation comprising a second-domain high resolution window that fits at least one of the amplitude, phase, amplitude modulation and frequency modulation of a component of an underlying signal wherein the component comprises at least one oscillator peak, generating an output signal from the mathematical representation of the original signal as at least one of: an audio file; one or more audio signal components; and one or more speech vectors and outputting the output signal to an external system.. .
10/23/14
20140316543
Configuring audio for a coordinated display session between a plurality of proximate client devices
In an embodiment, a control device configures audio parameters for an audio component of a coordinated display session. The control devices maps, for proximate client devices registered as presentation devices for the coordinated display session, a different portion of visual data for the coordinated display session to respective display screens, and delivers the mapped portions of the visual data to the proximate client devices for presentation by the respective display screens during the coordinated display session.
10/23/14
20140315599
Methodology to define optimal sun position using the capability provided by smart phone technology
A smart phone for using to optimize the energy production of a solar panel in real time by a user features a signal processor to receive gps signaling containing information about the global position of the smart phone, and input signaling containing control information to initiate a gui algorithm in the signal processor to determine visual and/or audio cues for a user on a proper alignment of a solar panel for optimal solar energy collection efficiency; and provide display imaging signaling from a screen of the smart phone, or audio signaling from a speaker in the smart phone containing information about the visual and/or audio cues for the user on the proper alignment of the solar panel for optimal solar efficiency, so as to enable the user to simultaneously adjust the planar orientation of the solar panel having the smart phone placed thereon, based on the visual and audio cues.. .
10/23/14
20140315596
Modular advanced communication system
A communications system allows audio, video, and data to be transmitted between a remote unit, a command unit, and alternate units. A person at the remote unit can receive and respond to voice communications through a provided handset.
10/23/14
20140315502
Two way radio and peripheral devices
A two way radio includes a first push to talk button and a second push to talk button. The first push to talk button is configured to cause transmission of a first signal on a first channel.
10/23/14
20140314394
Video frame still image sequences
An electronic device may determine to present a video frame still image sequence version of a video instead of the video. The electronic device may derive a plurality of still images from the video.
10/23/14
20140314392
Method and apparatus for managing objects of interest
A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to manage objects of interest. In the context of a method, source content is received, wherein the source content includes at least one of audio, video, or image content.
10/23/14
20140314391
Method for displaying image combined with playing audio in an electronic device
A method for generating an image combined with audio, and image display and audio output includes displaying an image, when a first image object within the image is selected, outputting a first audio object corresponding to the first image object and, when a second image object within the image is selected, outputting a second audio object corresponding to the second image object.. .
10/23/14
20140314261
Method for augmenting hearing
One variation of a method for augmenting sound includes: at a mobile computing device and a connected audio output device, outputting a tone in a hearing test; based on a response to the tone entered by a user, generating a hearing profile for the user and corresponding to the mobile computing device and the audio output device; receiving an audio signal; qualifying the audio signal as a particular audio type from a set of audio types; selecting, from a set of sound profiles, a particular sound profile corresponding to the particular audio type; at the mobile computing device, transforming the audio signal into a processed audio signal according to the particular sound profile and the hearing profile of the user; and outputting the processed audio signal at the connected audio output device.. .
10/23/14
20140314260
Method of controlling an effect strength of a binaural directional microphone, and hearing aid system
A hearing aid system has at least two hearing aid devices to be worn on both sides of a wearer's head. The hearing aid devices have a transducer for picking up an acoustic signal and converting same into a first audio signal in each case.
10/23/14
20140314259
Method for adjusting the useful signal in binaural hearing aid systems and hearing aid system
A method operates a hearing aid system and the hearing aid system has at least two hearing aid devices, between which a signal path is provided, and with at least one signal processing unit, which is provided to process audio signals. In the method the signal processing apparatus filters first audio signals with a filter predetermined for a defined spatial direction, from which a useful signal arrives, so that second audio signals are generated, in which the components of the useful signal in the second audio signals are equalized to a greater degree than in the first audio signals.
10/23/14
20140314257
Two-in-one ear buds with a light-up cable
Improvements in ear buds includes a two-in-one ear buds with a light-up cable provides two sets of stereo ear buds that can be joined for a single person to use or separated so the stereo sound can be enjoyed by two people at the same time. The connecting cord is a flat cord with magnetic coupling that joins the cords together to reduce wiring that connects from the audio device to the ear buds.
10/23/14
20140314256
Method and system for modifying a sound field at specified positions within a given listening space
An audio system provides modified audio signals for acoustic output sources (speakers) disposed around a listening area. A sound allocation processor receives an audio source signal.
10/23/14
20140314252
Method and device for reducing acoustic feedback
Acoustic feedback in an audio device is reduced or eliminated via a feedback compensator. The feedback compensator disposes of at least one adaptive filter whose adaptation is governed by a step-size parameter p.
10/23/14
20140314250
Position estimation system using an audio-embedded time-synchronization signal and position estimation method using the system
Disclosed is a method of estimating a position by a position estimation system. The method includes generating a time-synchronization signal for position determination using a genetic algorithm, embedding the generated time-synchronization signal in an audio signal, and replaying the audio signal embedded with the time-synchronization signal through a speaker, receiving the audio signal embedded with the time-synchronization signal in a microphone, calculating a time delay value of the time-synchronization signal embedded in the received audio signal, and estimating a position of the microphone based on the calculated time delay value..
10/23/14
20140314249
Slim profile loudspeaker
A narrow-profile balanced subwoofer or similar speaker includes a number of drivers placed side by side in the same lateral plane, with a first set of drivers facing one direction and second set of drivers facing the opposite direction. Their orientation is such that the sum of the forces from the first set of drivers is equal and opposite the sum of the forces from the second set of drivers, thus cancelling, and the sum of the moments from all of the drivers about a center or pivot point substantially equals zero.
10/23/14
20140314246
Systems and methods for hybrid adaptive noise cancellation
In accordance with systems and methods of this disclosure, a method may include generating a feedforward anti-noise signal component from a result of measuring with the reference microphone countering the effects of ambient audio sounds at an acoustic output of a transducer by filtering an output of the reference microphone, adaptively generating a feedback anti-noise signal component from a result of measuring with an error microphone for countering the effects of ambient audio sounds at the acoustic output of the transducer by adapting a response of a feedback adaptive filter that filters a synthesized reference feedback to minimize the ambient audio sounds in the error microphone signal, wherein the synthesized reference feedback is based on a difference between the error microphone signal and the feedback anti-noise signal component.. .
10/23/14
20140314244
Systems and methods for adaptive noise cancellation by biasing anti-noise level
A processing circuit may comprise an adaptive filter having a response generating an anti-noise signal from a reference microphone signal, a secondary path estimate filter modeling an electro-acoustic path of a source audio signal, a biasing portion that generates a scaled anti-noise signal by applying a scaling factor and the response of the secondary path estimate filter to the anti-noise signal, and a coefficient control block that shapes the response of the adaptive filter in conformity with the reference microphone signal and a modified playback corrected error signal by adapting the response of the adaptive filter to minimize ambient audio sounds in the error microphone signal, wherein the playback corrected error is based on a difference between the error microphone signal and the source audio signal and the modified playback corrected error signal is based on a difference between the playback corrected error signal and the scaled anti-noise signal.. .
10/23/14
20140314240
Device and method for simulating spatial sound
The invention relates to a system for simulating stereophonic sound (1), comprising the following: a core module (10) having a space simulation module (11), an echo module and an interface module (15), a control module (20), a digital audio delay matrix module (21), and a digital audio/network system (30). The invention is characterized in that said system provides an echo and/or directional acoustic irradiation on the basis of a system latency less than 2.5 ms by means of the core module (10), the control module (20), and the digital audio network system.
10/23/14
20140314239
Orientation based dynamic audio control
Control of audio output characteristics of the device is contemplated. The control may correspond with modifying the audio output characteristics according to an orientation of the device or other positional relationships defined between the device, the output from the device and/or speaker positioning that may vary as a result of user manipulation or an environment within which the device is being used..
10/23/14
20140314238
Multiplexing audio system and method
A method and system for multiplexing audio signals into a single channel uses frequency division multiplexing. The frequency division multiplexing method herein is based on a frequency transform algorithm using fft shifting that does not require a carrier signal for the modulation.
10/23/14
20140314237
Asynchronously streaming high quality audio of a live event from a handheld device
An audio streaming system includes a handheld computing device that asynchronously streams audio to a storage subsystem. The handheld computing device receives and buffers audio data of contiguous audio samples and, after a predefined amount of contiguous audio samples has been buffered, assigns an index for that predefined amount of contiguous audio samples and asynchronously transmits the index and those contiguous audio samples to a storage subsystem of a broadcast server system.
10/23/14
20140314234
Recoverable digital content degradation
The disclosure relates generally to processing audio and video signals. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: electronic memory for storing a media signal, the media signal comprising degradation introduced through use of a key, in which the key corresponds to detection criteria in the media signal, and in which the degradation comprises human perceptible degradation, the media signal further comprising the key embedded therein; and a processor programmed for: analyzing the media signal to obtain the key; and removing some of the degradation through use of the key, in which said removing utilizes different detection criteria relative to a process that introduced the degradation into the media signal.
10/23/14
20140314222
Apparatus and methods for notification of a party in a telephone conference
Systems, methods, and machine-readable articles of manufacture enable private notification of a participant in a telephone conference. In representative embodiments, a system receives a telephone call intended for a first conference participant, generates an informative announcement containing information regarding the call, mixes the informative announcement with the conference audio, and privately plays the mixed audio to the first participant.
10/23/14
20140313871
System and method for controlling audio source
An apparatus for signal processing, wherein a disc is placed on a turntable and is provided with a groove which can be followed by the pick-up element, and employing a time-code signal wherein during use of the disc the said time-code signal controls the digital audio source.. .
10/23/14
20140313862
Proximity-detection systems and methods
When two or more devices are near each other, they are likely to hear the same ambient sounds. To detect such proximity, each device captures a short digital audio signal from its microphone and uploads it to a proximity-detecting service along with a timestamp that indicates when the clip was captured.
10/23/14
20140313417
Control device, control method and program
An information processing apparatus includes a processor that receives captured image data and captured sound data corresponding to an environment in which content is reproduced and detects a user based on the captured image data and analyzes a situation of the environment based on a result of the detection and the captured sound data and controls an audio volume corresponding to reproduced content based on a result of the analyzing.. .
10/23/14
20140313408
Modifying one or more session parameters for a coordinated display session between a plurality of proximate client devices based upon eye movements of a viewing population
In an embodiment, a control device configures session parameters (e.g., related to an audio component, a video component, an eye tracking component, etc.) for a coordinated display session. The control devices maps, for proximate client devices registered as presentation devices for the coordinated display session, a different portion of visual data for the coordinated display session to respective display screens, and delivers the mapped portions of the visual data to the proximate client devices for presentation by the respective display screens during the coordinated display session.
10/23/14
20140313351
Method and system for concatenating video clips into a single video file
A method, system and data structure for concatenating a series of video files into a single video file is provided. A remote device having a video camera and a microphone can be used to record a series of video files where each video file contains an answer to an interview question and comprises both video data and audio data.
10/23/14
20140313338
Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data.
10/23/14
20140313326
Method and system for providing an improved device user experience
A method and system for providing an improved device user experience. This embodiment relates to display devices, and more particularly to improving user experience of viewing display devices.
10/23/14
20140313318
Information processing system and method, information processing apparatus, image-capturing device and method, recording medium, and program
A feature extracting unit obtains sensor data from a plurality of sensors to calculate each feature. When an event determining unit determines the occurrence of an event based on each feature, a display data constructor generates remote-controller display data for displaying the event, and controls a remote-controller display device to display the remote-controller display data.
10/23/14
20140313297
Display apparatus, 3d glasses, and display system including the same
A display apparatus, three-dimensional (3d) glasses, and a display system including the display apparatus and the 3d glasses are provided. The 3d glasses which interwork with an external display apparatus include: a wireless receiver which receives a sync signal and audio signals from the external display apparatus; a shutter driver which drives shutters according to the received sync signal; and an audio output part which processes and outputs the received audio signal.
10/23/14
20140313278
Methods and systems for interfacing heterogeneous endpoints and web-based media sources in a video conference
Described herein are methods and systems for interfacing heterogeneous endpoints and web-based media sources in a video conference. Interfacing heterogeneous endpoints can be challenging due to audio/video (a/v) streams being encoded in a format that is proprietary to a media provider of the a/v stream (e.g., format that is proprietary to skype).
10/23/14
20140313277
System and method for providing separate communication zones in a large format videoconference
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure performs, for example, displaying a video image of a remote scene at a display surface, wherein the remote scene is remote from the display surface. Overlapping video images are obtained from different vantage points of a local scene observable from the display surface.
10/23/14
20140313275
Controlled environment facility video visitation systems and methods
Video visitation systems and methods for correctional facilities include an audio/video processor element interconnecting an inmate station and a remote visitor station. The audio/video processor element adjusts audio and/or video feeds to facilitate monitoring by a plurality of officers at remote monitoring stations without experiencing network bandwidth and latency issues..
10/23/14
20140313155
Stylus with voice capability
In one embodiment, a method comprises transmitting a first electrical signal to a tip of a stylus, the first electrical signal configured to modify a charge at one or more capacitive nodes of a touch sensor of a computing device such that the proximity of the stylus to the one or more capacitive nodes may be detected by the computing device. A first audio signal is generated based on a first set of sound waves received at a microphone of the stylus.
10/23/14
20140313063
Asynchronous sample rate converter
An asynchronous sample rate converter and method for converting an input signal to a resampled output signal is disclosed. An efficient and cost-effective sample rate converter for converting an input signal of arbitrary sample rate to a resampled output signal of a second sample rate is disclosed.
10/23/14
20140312939
Method and apparatus for reducing audio band noise in a periodic wave signal
A triangular waveform generator includes a square waveform clock circuit and an integrating circuit. The integration circuit receives input from the square waveform clock circuit and generates a triangular waveform output.
10/23/14
20140312200
Support apparatus
The present disclosure relates to shelving systems and methods that are adaptable to a number of applications, including building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“hvac”) systems, shelving units for holding children's games and toys, closet organizers with hangers and shelves, storage systems in a garage or workshop, storage shelves over a garage door, and as a shelving unit for audio and visual equipment. The shelving unit includes a means for attachment to an overhead member, such as a steel beam, wood rafter, wood joist, wood beam, or ceiling, a generally j or l shaped bar, the ability to raise or lower the j or l shaped bar to provide for storage at different heights, an extension member removably coupled to the j or l bar, and wherein the extension member has a length that provides for storage space of different widths.
10/23/14
20140311936
Musical invitation box (plays music when box is opened)
Musical invitation box containing a light-activated sound module for generating and playing prerecorded sound tracks upon the opening of the box or removal of its contents (invitation). Operation of the sound module may be activated by the opening (or removal) of the box lid and exposing it to light.
10/23/14
20140311818
Grille for covering a panel-mounted speaker
A grille 10 for covering an aperture in a panel 16 that supports audio equipment behind a back face of the panel 16, the grille 10 being installed upon a front face of the panel. The grille comprises a formed sheet of pierced and expanded sheet material that has a major axis (a-a) running parallel to a direction in which the sheet is introduced to a forming machine and a minor axis (b-b) that extends orthogonally to the major axis (a-a).
10/16/14
20140310757
Method and apparatus for tracking user location within video or audio content streamed to a mobile handset
A method and apparatus for providing audio or video content to a mobile handset is provided.. .
10/16/14
20140310753
Tv apparatus and method for recording and playing multimedia audiovisual program
In a method for recording and playing multimedia audiovisual programs using a first television, the first television being is connected to a second television. The first television records a current multimedia audiovisual program being played on the first television in response to a recording command generated according to a user's operation, and sends the recorded multimedia audiovisual program to the second television according to an invoking command received from the second television..
10/16/14
20140310746
Digital asset management, authoring, and presentation techniques
Various techniques are disclosed for authoring and/or presenting packages of multimedia content. In at least one embodiment, the digital multimedia package may include video content, audio content, and text transcription content representing a transcription of the audio content.
10/16/14
20140310738
Customer associated profile for accessing audio and video media objects
A method is disclosed for transferring a received media object to remote devices in accordance to attributes in a user profile. The profile information additionally determinates the versions of the media object that are available to such remote devices and whether the media object may be stored in such remote devices..
10/16/14
20140310726
Vibrator and audio resource sharing for mobile communication device
A communication device includes at least two output apparatuses, and an interface circuit configured as an interface between the at least two output apparatuses and software drivers supported by an operating system embedded within the communication device, so that the software drivers can access the output apparatuses. The interface circuit includes an access control circuit configured to temporarily allocate a first one of the at least two apparatuses with a first one of the software drivers, so that other ones of the software drivers cannot access the first output apparatus during its allocation to the first software driver.
10/16/14
20140310619
Signal capture controls in recalculation user interface
A recalculation user interface that includes visualization controls that display in response to received data, and signal capture controls that capture corresponding environment signals upon detection of a corresponding event. A declarative transformation chain is positioned between the various controls.
10/16/14
20140310598
Multimedia spiral timeline
Audio, video, or data spiral timeline display allowing a user to visually analyze, make decisions or perform actions with regard to multiple events over time in a compact display area. Due to the spiral display of data, more data and at higher detail can be displayed in a compact area, which may be particularly useful for mobile computing displays.
10/16/14
20140310525
Method for exchanging strong encryption keys between devices using alternate input methods in wireless personal area networks (wpan)
A method for exchanging strong encryption keys between devices using alternate input methods. At least two devices that want to communicate with one another are set in key exchange mode.
10/16/14
20140310442
Integrated circuit for video / audio processing
An integrated circuit for video/audio processing in which design resources obtained by development of video/audio devices can also be used for other types of video/audio devices. The integrated circuit includes a microcomputer that includes a cpu, a stream input/output for inputting/outputting a video and audio stream to and from an external device, a media processor that executes the media processing including at least one of compressing and decompressing the video and audio stream inputted to the stream input/output, an av input/output that converts the video and audio stream subjected to the media processing by the media processor into video and audio signals and outputting these signals to the external device.
10/16/14
20140310386
Adaptive downloading or streaming to conserve mobile device or network resources
Embodiments of the present disclosure include techniques for optimization on downloading/streaming activities of media and/or other files (e.g., on a local client, or a local proxy on a mobile device). An example of such downloading/streaming is a user accessing media content including video and/or audio content using a mobile device such as a smart phone, a tablet, or a “phablet,” etc..
10/16/14
20140310342
Method for synchronizing a rich media® action with an audiovisual change, corresponding device and computer software, method for generating a rich media® presentation and corresponding computer software
The invention relates to a method for synchronizing an action in a piece of rich media® content with a change in a piece of audiovisual content, said rich media® and audiovisual content being part of a rich media® presentation. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps: obtaining a piece of information representative of said change in said piece of audiovisual content, or change information; synchronizing an action in said piece of rich media® content with said change, said synchronization step including the following substeps: converting said change information into a rich media® event; detecting said event by at least one rich media® object of said presentation; triggering said action in said presentation on the basis of said detected event..
10/16/14
20140310269
Method and system for performing an audio information collection and query
An electronic device with one or more processors, memory, and a display detects a first trigger event and, in response to detecting the first trigger event, collects a audio sample of environmental audio data associated with a media item. The device transmits information corresponding to the audio sample to a server.
10/16/14
20140310017
Methods and systems for providing an interactive discussion platform for scientific research
Provided are computer implemented methods and systems for providing an interactive discussion platform for a scientific research article. According to an example method for providing an interactive discussion platform for a scientific research article, the scientific research article can be received and presented.
10/16/14
20140310011
Enhanced chroma extraction from an audio codec
The present document relates to methods and systems for music information retrieval (mir). In particular, the present document relates to methods and systems for extracting a chroma vector from an audio signal.
10/16/14
20140310010
Apparatus for encoding and apparatus for decoding supporting scalable multichannel audio signal, and method for apparatuses performing same
An encoding apparatus and a decoding apparatus supporting a scalable multichannel audio signal, and methods performed by the apparatuses art provided. When compressing and decompressing a multichannel audio signal to compress and reproduce high quality 3-dimensional (3d) audio, the apparatuses and the methods in integrated form of (1) a sound quality scalability function for providing various qualities of audio adaptively to a transmission environment, terminal performance, and a listening environment (2) a channel scalability function for providing multichannel signals of various formats adaptively to the transmission environment, the terminal performance, and a reproduction environment of a terminal, such as speaker arrangement, and (3) an object scalability function for independently controlling a particular audio object to maximize a 3d sound field effect..
10/16/14
20140310009
Signal codec device and method in communication system
The present invention relates to a codec device and method for encoding/decoding voice and audio signals in a communication system, wherein: a fixed codebook excited signal is generated by using a pulse index for a voice signal; a first adaptive codebook excited signal is generated by using a pitch index for the voice signal; a fixed codebook signal is generated by multiplying the fixed codebook excited signal by a fixed codebook gain; a first adaptive codebook signal is generated by multiplying the first adaptive codebook excited signal by a first adaptive codebook gain; and a synthesized filter excited signal is generated by adding the fixed codebook signal and the first adaptive codebook signal.. .
10/16/14
20140310008
Method of managing a jitter buffer, and jitter buffer using same
The present invention relates to a method of managing a jitter buffer and a jitter buffer using same. The method of managing a jitter buffer includes the steps of: receiving audio information frames; and adjusting a jitter buffer on the basis of the received audio information frames, wherein the adjusting step of the jitter buffer includes compensation of an audio signal, and the compensation of the audio signal can be performed for each sub frame of the audio information frames..
10/16/14
20140310007
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding audio signal using adaptive sinusoidal coding
A method and an apparatus for encoding and decoding audio signals using adaptive sinusoidal coding are provided. The audio signal encoding method includes the steps of dividing a synthesized audio signal into a plurality of sub-bands, calculating the energy of each sub-band, selecting a predetermined number of sub-bands having a relatively large amount of energy from the sub-bands, and performing sinusoidal coding with regard to the selected sub-bands.
10/16/14
20140310006
Method to generate audio fingerprints
G) encoding of the encoded spectral peaks using coarse frequency bands in order to allow for fast comparison of fingerprints. .
10/16/14
20140310000
Spotting and filtering multimedia
In an aspect, in general, a computer implemented method includes receiving a query phrase, receiving a first data representing a first audio signal including an interaction among a number of speakers and at least one segment of one or more known audio items, receiving a second data comprising temporal locations of the at least one segment of one or more known audio items in the first audio signal, and searching the first data to identify putative instances of the query phrase that are temporally excluded from the temporal locations of the at least one segment of one or more known audio items.. .


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