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Custom narration of electronic books

Google

Custom narration of electronic books

Method and device for transmitting media stream

Zte

Method and device for transmitting media stream

Method and device for transmitting media stream

Telos Alliance

At least one of intelligibility or loudness of an audio program


Date/App# patent app List of recent Audio-related patents
07/30/15
20150215775 
 Audio proximity-based mobile device data sharing patent thumbnailnew patent Audio proximity-based mobile device data sharing
At least two mobile devices introduce one another and select data for transfer to and receipt by at least one receiving mobile device using audio communications. Each of the devices uses its speaker(s) and its microphone to introduce and select the data.
Novell, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215755 
 School-wide lockdown and emergency communication system patent thumbnailnew patent School-wide lockdown and emergency communication system
A multi-format emergency communication service for a school, office or home which allows for a non-law enforcement person to send a pre-defined location-based emergency digital message through a graphic user interface to a 911 emergency dispatcher or law enforcement individual and concurrently connect to the same 911 emergency dispatcher or law enforcement individual through a secure 2-way audio/video interface and messaging service. Additionally, a specially configured lockdown system/hardware will work in concert with the aforementioned emergency communication methods to lockdown and secure the door(s), window(s) or entry points at the said emergency location..

07/30/15
20150215752 
 Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods
A messaging system for selectively performing an action on information, for remote retrieval of messages, for performing action on information at different times, for selective paging, for providing a user interface for message access and having integrated audio visual messaging.. .
Wireless Science, Llc


07/30/15
20150215750 
 Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods patent thumbnailnew patent Presence information transmitted in wireless messaging systems and methods
A messaging system for selectively performing an action on information, for remote retrieval of messages, for performing action on information at different times, for selective paging, for providing a user interface for message access and having integrated audio visual messaging.. .
Wireless Science, Llc


07/30/15
20150215749 
 Push to talk system with wireless interface patent thumbnailnew patent Push to talk system with wireless interface
A communication system includes a headset including a microphone and an audio speaker installed on the headset, the headset including an rf transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a two-way radio having a push-to-talk communication channel. The rf transceiver is further configured to perform wireless communication with an information handling system.
Wilcox Industries Corp.


07/30/15
20150215722 
 Audio speaker system with virtual music performance patent thumbnailnew patent Audio speaker system with virtual music performance
In a multi-speaker audio system for, e.g., a home entertainment system or other entertainment system, each networked-speaker (wired or wireless) can be assigned a particular voice, instrument, group of voices and/or instruments, or a particular stage location of a performance to reproduce a more realistic and life-like audio experience.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150215721 
 Audio signal playback device, method, and recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Audio signal playback device, method, and recording medium
An audio signal playback device includes a conversion unit that performs discrete fourier transform on each of 2 channel audio signals obtained from a multi-channel input audio signal; a correlation signal extraction unit that, disregarding a direct current component, extracts a correlation signal (164) from the 2 channel audio signals (161) and (162) that result from the discrete fourier transform, and additionally pulls a correlation signal in a lower frequency than a predetermined frequency flow out of the correlation signal (164); and an output unit that, for example, allocates the pulled-out correlation signal to a virtual sound source (167) in such a manner that a time difference in a sound output between adjacent speakers that are output destinations falls within a range of 2Δx/c (here, Δx is set to be a distance between the adjacent speakers, and c is a sound speed), and outputs a result of the allocation from one portion or all portions of the speaker group.. .

07/30/15
20150215720 
 At least one of intelligibility or loudness of an audio program patent thumbnailnew patent At least one of intelligibility or loudness of an audio program
A system for improving intelligibility or loudness of an audio program includes an encoder that receives signals of the audio program including at least one of left/front and right/front or left and right signals that include some anchor components of the audio program and to downmix the received signals to obtain left downmix and right downmix signals. The system includes a decoder that upmixes the left downmix and right downmix signals to obtain a center upmix signal that includes a majority of the anchor components including at least some anchor components that were included in the left/front and right/front signals or the left and right signals.
The Telos Alliance


07/30/15
20150215716 
 Audio based  in-vehicle context classification patent thumbnailnew patent Audio based in-vehicle context classification
A method of determining contexts for a vehicle, each context corresponding to one or more events associated with the vehicle, for example that the radio is on and a window is open. The method comprises detecting sound activities in an audio signal captured in the vehicle, and assigning context to the vehicle based on the detected sound activities.
Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited


07/30/15
20150215715 
 Audio synchronization among playback devices using offset information patent thumbnailnew patent Audio synchronization among playback devices using offset information
Embodiments are provided for audio synchronization of one or more playback devices using offset information. A playback device may join a synchrony group upon a command, where the synchrony group may have a group coordinator that provides timing information for the group.
Sonos, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215714 
new patent

Self-fitting of a hearing device


Disclosed herein are systems and methods enabling hearing aid fitting by a non-expert consumer at home. The method in one embodiment involves delivering a sequence of test audio signals corresponding to natural sound segments to a non-acoustic input of a programmable hearing device in-situ, while allowing the consumer to adjust fitting parameters based perceptual assessment of hearing device output.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215702 
new patent

Signal processing device and signal processing method


There is provided a signal processing device s including a noise cancellation process clock generation unit configured to generate a noise cancellation process clock having a predetermined fixed frequency, a noise canceling unit configured to include a noise canceling filter operating based on the noise cancellation process clock and generating a noise canceling signal having a signal property of canceling an external noise component based on an input audio signal including the external noise component picked up by a microphone, and an addition unit superimposing the noise canceling signal generated by the filter on a digital audio signal, and a sampling rate conversion unit configured to rate-convert the input digital audio signal sampled at a clock in asynchrony with the noise cancellation process clock to a signal at a sampling frequency in synchrony with the noise cancellation process clock and to supply the rate-converted signal to the addition unit.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150215701 
new patent

Automatic sound pass-through earphones


Earphone systems and methods for automatically directing ambient sound to an earphone device are provided. An ambient microphone signal from an ambient microphone proximate a sound isolating earphone or head-set device is directed to a receiver within an earphone device according to mixing circuitry.
Personics Holdings, Llc


07/30/15
20150215700 
new patent

Percentile filtering of noise reduction gains


A method of post-processing banded gains for applying to an audio signal, an apparatus to post-processed banded gains, and a tangible computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that when executed carry out the method. The banded gains are determined by input processing one or more input audio signals.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/30/15
20150215697 
new patent

Device for transmitting audio signals and electronic signature token


A device for transmitting audio signals includes an audio interface, a data transmission interface being a usb interface or a dock interface, and an amplifying module coupled with the audio interface and the data transmission interface respectively. The audio interface includes a first pin and a second pin.
Tendyron Corporation


07/30/15
20150215695 
new patent

Loudspeaker enclosure system having detachable wireless headphones and control method thereof


The present invention discloses a loudspeaker enclosure system having detachable wireless headphones, including: a loudspeaker enclosure and wireless headphones, where the loudspeaker enclosure and the wireless headphones may be used separately; also, the wireless headphones are arranged with a first connector, and the loudspeaker enclosure is arranged with a second connector. The first connector and the second connector may be fit into an electrical plug connection to use the wireless headphones and the loudspeaker enclosure in combination, so that the wireless headphones receive wireless audio signals and output the wireless audio signals to the loudspeaker enclosure to enable the loudspeaker enclosure to play music.
Ningbo Freewings Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215694 
new patent

Earphone with adjustable-length cable


An earphone with adjustable-length cable includes a plugging section, a connecting cable and a receiving section. The plugging section has an attach-conductive adapter and a plug at two ends respectively.

07/30/15
20150215691 
new patent

Distributed wireless speaker system with light show


In an audio speaker network, the individual speakers of the network have lamps on them that are controlled to present a light show in synchrony with the audio being played by the system.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150215689 
new patent

Microphone housing arrangement for an audio conference system


An audio conference system has a plurality of specially designed microphone housings into each of which a directional microphone is positioned. Each microphone housing is positioned entirely within the body of the audio conferencing system, the microphone housings are strategically positioned at each one of four corners of the audio conference system body in order to provide maximum exposure of a microphone to its operating environment, and the interior structure of the microphone housing is designing to reflect unwanted energy harmlessly away from the microphone.

07/30/15
20150215683 
new patent

System and automatically authoring interactive television content


A system and method is provided to automatically generate content for itv products and services by processing primary media sources. In one embodiment of the invention, keywords are automatically extracted from the primary media sources using one or more of a variety of techniques directed to video, audio and/or textual content of the multimodal source.
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


07/30/15
20150215676 
new patent

Configured input display for communicating to computational apparatus


According to various embodiments, an input device is provided for receiving one of a plurality of commands via the manipulation of one or more fingers of a user and sending output commands to a separate device based on the nature of the manipulation. According to one embodiment, the input device is a hand-held tablet and the separate device is a computer.

07/30/15
20150215668 
new patent

Method and system for cross-device targeting of users


A method and system is provided for retargeting a user across multiple devices. The method includes broadcasting a media mixed with an audio data stream to one or more electronic devices, where the audio data stream contains an identifier.
Silveredge, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215665 
new patent

Methods and apparatus to synchronize second screen content with audio/video programming using closed captioning data


A method for synchronized utilization of an electronic device is provided. The method receives closed captioning data from an audio/video content receiver for a set of audio/video content; retrieves detail for a first event occurring in the set of audio/video content, wherein the first event is indicated by the received closed captioning data; and presents content to a user, using the electronic device, based on the retrieved detail..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


07/30/15
20150215659 
new patent

Systems and methods for semantic editorial control and video/audio editing


A media content management application that allows a user to create and customize a version of media content based on semantic criteria is provided. Based on semantic criteria, the media content management application may use editing/assembly software packages to construct a version of the media content for an intended audience.
Visible World, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215654 
new patent

Passive viewing data collection in a video place-shifting environment


A method of processing video content is presented here. The method receives a video stream at a place-shifting device, identifies an audio segment of the received video stream, and communicates the identified audio segment to an automatic content recognition (acr) system.
Sling Media Inc.


07/30/15
20150215598 
new patent

Terminal device, display device, terminal device link system, terminal device link method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium


A terminal device (mobile phone (200)) is capable of communication with a display device that displays content containing audio and video, and includes a transmitting and receiving unit (208) for transmitting and receiving information to and from the display device, an input unit (207) for accepting setting information indicating an element to be output in conjunction with display of the content, a storage area (206) for storing the setting information accepted by the input unit (207), a control unit (205) for making control to transmit the setting information to the display device and then receive control data for outputting the element indicated by the setting information in conjunction with display of the content from the display device, and an output control unit (211) for outputting the element in conjunction with display of the content by using the control data.. .
Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215582 
new patent

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.


07/30/15
20150215578 
new patent

Method, apparatus and system for incorporating voice or video communication into a television or compatible audio capable visual display


Voice or video communication is incorporated into a television or compatible audio capable visual display by routing a television signal through a communication interface apparatus connected to a voice or video communication network and switching between a call and at least the audio portion of the television signal when a call is detected and the user chooses to answer the call in response to an on-screen menu superimposed on the video portion of the television signal. The communication interface apparatus includes a controller that is configured to allow speed dialing using a wireless remote, as well as making calls from a user-defined contact list or a regional phone directory that is updatable from a remote source via the internet..
Centurylink Intellectual Property Llc


07/30/15
20150215570 
new patent

Apparatus and system for managing multiple computers


A system is presented for interconnecting a single user console having user interface devices, including a console keyboard, a console video display unit, a console mouse, and speakers, to a plurality of host computers each capable of using user interface devices, including a keyboard, a video display unit, and a mouse, and allowing the user to access one or more of the host computers from the single user console. The video output from each of the host computers is scaled and cropped as appropriate so that the video output of each host may be simultaneously displayed as host computer “windows” on the console video display unit or overlaid with the background suppressed to display application windows from multiple hosts on a single screen.
Belkin International, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215564 
new patent

Methods and creation of a reference time index for audio/video programming


A method for adjusting actual timing data associated with closed captioning data for audio/video programming is provided. The method receives a first set of closed captioning data and a first set of actual timing data associated with the first set of closed captioning data, for the audio/video programming; obtains theoretical timing data for the first set of closed captioning data; calculates a timing offset between the first set of actual timing data and the theoretical timing data; and adjusts a second set of actual timing data, based on the calculated timing offset..
Echostar Uk Holdings Limited


07/30/15
20150215528 
new patent

Method and unattended image capture


Described is a method and apparatus for unattended image capture that can identify subjects or faces within an image captured with an image sensor. The methods and apparatus may then score the image based, at least in part, on scores of detected subjects or faces in the image, scores of facial expressions, a focus score, exposure score, stability score, or audio score.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150215500 
new patent

Electronic device and image capturing apparatus


An electronic device and an image capturing apparatus are provided. The electronic device includes: a fixing apparatus, adapted to, in a case that a user wears the electronic device, maintain a position relationship between the electronic device and at least part of body of the user; an image capturing apparatus having an image capturing area, adapted to capture an image in the image capturing area; a data transmission apparatus, adapted to, in a case that a data connection is established between the electronic device and a second electronic device, perform data transmission with the second electronic device; an audio output apparatus having an audio output area, adapted to output sound to the audio output area; and a processing apparatus, adapted to control at least one of the image capturing apparatus, the data transmission apparatus and the audio output apparatus, wherein the electronic device comprises no image displaying apparatus..
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215497 
new patent

Methods and systems for synchronizing media stream presentations


A system synchronizes one or more media streams, such as video stream or audio streams, by embedding frame identifiers in each compressed media stream, and then by using synchronizing signals to render each frame simultaneously by referencing the embedded frame identifier. Since the frame identifier is embedded in between encoded frames of the compressed media stream without altering any of the compressed, encoded data, the frame identifier information could be rapidly embedded without creating lag associated with manipulating existing data.
Hiperwall, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215496 
new patent

Audio/video reproduction system, video display device, and audio output device


audio decoding (108) is carried out in a video display device (10), and a frame number (ac) of the decoded audio is wirelessly transmitted, together with audio data, to an audio output device (20). An audio frame number (rc) is returned from the audio output device (20) to the video display device (10).
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/30/15
20150215467 
new patent

Long term monitoring of transmission and voice activity patterns for regulating gain control


The present document relates to audio communication systems. In particular, the present document relates to the control of the level of audio signals within audio communication systems.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/30/15
20150215458 
new patent

Audio archive generation and presentation


A method, information processing system, and computer program storage product for automatically generating auditory archives in a customer service environment are disclosed. A communication link with an end user is established.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/30/15
20150215353 
new patent

Tangible social network


A tangible social network system comprises at least two interactive physical objects adapted for communicatively linking with each other, a visualization application for providing a visual representation of a user's tangible social network, and an object communication frame. An interactive physical object comprises a controller for forming a communicatively linked relationship with another interactive physical object and for receiving and responding to commands and data received from a linked object, and an audio or visual response subsystem.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


07/30/15
20150215299 
new patent

Proximity-based authentication


A first device requests a protected resource (managed by a second device). A first authentication is performed by the second device upon receipt of the request.
Novell, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215159 
new patent

Method and device for transmitting media stream


Method and device for transmitting media stream are provided to solve the problem of quality reduction in audio and video caused by packet loss, jitter, link breakage in a media stream transmission process in the conventional art. The method includes: a media capability negotiation between a calling terminal and a called terminal is conducted according to a link establishment request message transmitted by the calling terminal and a response message transmitted by the called terminal in response to the link establishment request message, and at least two media channels are established; a media stream is transmitted through a first media channel according to negotiated media capabilities; and when an abnormity is detected to appear in the media stream transmission of the first media channel, another one of the at least two media channels is selected as a second media channel, and the media stream is switched from the first media channel to the second media channel for transmission.
Zte Corporation


07/30/15
20150215058 
new patent

Mechanism for facilitating dynamic counter synchronization and packetization in high-definition multimedia interface and mobile high-definition link


A mechanism for facilitating dynamic counter synchronization and packetization for data streams being communicated over communication devices is described. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting an audio/video (a/v) data stream being encrypted and/or decrypted using one or more high-bandwidth digital content protection (hdcp) engines, where the a/v data stream is communicated between a source device and a sink device.
Silicon Image, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214914 
new patent

Calibration of multiple playback devices


Systems and methods are provided for device playback calibration. An example implementation involves a network device detecting, at a first time, a first audio content rendered by at least one first playback device.
Sonos, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214906 
new patent

Audio amplifier with an enhanced current limiter using a proxy signal


An audio amplifier comprising an input block, a plurality of switches, an output filter, a current monitor and a proxy signal generator is provided. The input block is configured to receive an input signal and to provide a modulated signal.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


07/30/15
20150214708 
new patent

Wall-mounted charging device and modular outlet extender


The present invention provides a novel wall-mounted charging device and modular outlet extender that may be inserted into a standard wall outlet without additional wires and provides a platform for charging the electrical device without intruding into the user's environment. The extender provides a housing, an electrical outlet, a set of electrical connection prongs, and an auxiliary charging port on the top wall.
Think Charger


07/30/15
20150214649 
new patent

Contact-support mechanism for increased retention force


Circuits, methods, and apparatus that may provide audio jacks capable of providing a sufficient retention force to avoid some inadvertent extractions of an audio plug. Examples may also provide audio jacks that may be readily assembled.
Apple Inc.


07/30/15
20150213839 
new patent

Media application backgrounding


A media application is disclosed. The media application provides a playback of a media item that includes a video portion and an audio portion.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150213834 
new patent

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.
Rapt Media, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213811 
new patent

Noise-reducing directional microphone array


In one embodiment, a directional microphone array having (at least) two microphones mounted on opposite sides of a device generates forward and backward base signals from two (e.g., omnidirectional) microphone signals using diffraction filters and equalization filters. Each diffraction filter implements a (possibly different) transfer function representing the response of an audio signal traveling from a corresponding microphone around the device to the other microphone.
Mh Acoustics, Llc


07/30/15
20150213809 
new patent

Coding independent frames of ambient higher-order ambisonic coefficients


In general, techniques are described for coding an ambient higher order ambisonic coefficient. An audio decoding device comprising a memory and a processor may perform the techniques.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150213808 
new patent

Apparatus and efficient synthesis of sinusoids and sweeps by employing spectral patterns


An apparatus for generating an audio output signal based on an encoded audio signal spectrum is provided. The apparatus has a processing unit for processing the encoded audio signal spectrum to obtain a decoded audio signal spectrum having a plurality of spectral coefficients, wherein each of the spectral coefficients has a spectral location within the encoded audio signal spectrum and a spectral value.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/30/15
20150213807 
new patent

Audio encoding and decoding


An audio encoder comprises a multi-channel receiver which receives an m-channel audio signal where m>2. A down-mix processor down-mixes the m-channel audio signal to a first stereo signal and associated parametric data and a spatial processor modifies the first stereo signal to generate a second stereo signal in response to the associated parametric data and spatial parameter data for a binaural perceptual transfer function, such as a head related transfer function (hrtf).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/30/15
20150213806 
new patent

Encoder, decoder and methods for backward compatible multi-resolution spatial-audio-object-coding


A decoder for generating an un-mixed audio signal including a plurality of un-mixed audio channels is provided. Moreover, an encoder and an encoded audio signal is provided.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


07/30/15
20150213804 
new patent

Bitstream syntax for multi-process audio decoding


An audio decoder provides a combination of decoding components including components implementing base band decoding, spectral peak decoding, frequency extension decoding and channel extension decoding techniques. The audio decoder decodes a compressed bitstream structured by a bitstream syntax scheme to permit the various decoding components to extract the appropriate parameters for their respective decoding technique..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/30/15
20150213803 
new patent

Transitioning of ambient higher-order ambisonic coefficients


In general, techniques are described for transitioning an ambient higher order ambisonic coefficient. A device comprising a memory and a processor may be configured to perform the techniques.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150213802 
new patent

Image display apparatus and controlling the same


Provided are an image display apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The image display apparatus enabling voice recognition includes: a first voice inputter which receives a user-side audio signal; an audio outputter which outputs an audio signal processed by the image display apparatus; a first voice recognizer which recognizes the user-side audio signal received through the first voice inputter; and a controller which decreases a volume of the audio signal output through the audio outputter to a predetermined level if a voice recognition start command is received..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213797 
new patent

Voice recognition system and method


The present invention discloses a voice recognition system and method, wherein the voice recognition system comprises: a microphone array for receiving a voice signal, converting the voice signal into an analog audio signal, and outputting the analog audio signal to an audio coding circuit; the audio coding circuit for converting the received analog audio signal into a digital audio signal, and outputting the digital audio signal to a main control integrated circuit; a bluetooth transmitting module for receiving a voice signal, converting the voice signal into a digital audio signal, and sending the digital audio signal to a bluetooth receiving module via bluetooth; the bluetooth receiving module for sending the received digital audio signal to the main control integrated circuit; the main control integrated circuit for selecting the digital audio signal from the audio coding circuit or the digital audio signal from the bluetooth receiving module to perform recognition. The technical solution of the present invention solve the problem of the incapability of a voice recognition system, with audio input being from only a microphone array, in recognizing a long-distance voice..
Goertek Inc.


07/30/15
20150213796 
new patent

Adjusting speech recognition using contextual information


An embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining, using a processor, contextual information relating to an information handling device; adjusting, using a processor, an automated speech recognition engine using the contextual information; receiving, at an audio receiver of the information handling device, user speech input; and providing, using a processor, recognized speech based on the user speech input received and the contextual information adjustment to the automated speech recognition engine. Other aspects are described and claimed..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213790 
new patent

Device and processing audio signal


The present invention relates to a method for encoding audio signals of at least two channels, according to the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving a first audio signal and a second audio signal; obtaining a correlation between the first audio signal and the second audio signal; determining whether the correlation is equal to or greater than a reference value; calculating a first gain value and a second gain value by using the first audio signal and the second audio signal if the determination result is true; and generating a first transmission audio signal and a second transmission audio signal by using the first audio signal, the second audio signal, the first gain value and the second gain value, wherein the first transmission audio signal and the second transmission audio signal are encoded by using a perceptual coding technique.. .
Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213727 
new patent

Custom narration of electronic books


A system and method are disclosed for correlating an electronic book with a narration. A correlation is determined between a first portion of the narration and a first segment of the text within the electronic book.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150213694 
new patent

Electronic apparatus and notification method


An electronic apparatus includes a communication circuitry that performs communication with a communication apparatus a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory, configured to perform information processing, and perform, when the processor receives a signal relating to a first operation different from a signal relating to a second operation for performing confirmation of unconfirmed information that is information unconfirmed by a user from within the information processing from the communication apparatus through the communication circuitry, selection of whether control for causing the communication apparatus to issue an audio notification of the unconfirmed information is to be performed or control for causing the communication apparatus to display the unconfirmed information on a screen of the communication apparatus is to be performed on the basis of contents of the first operation.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/30/15
20150213683 
new patent

Integrating remotely-hosted and locally rendered content on a gaming device


A wager gaming machine may be configured not only to provide wagering games, but also to communicate with one or more hosts that can provide information and/or services pertaining to local wager gaming events, including but not limited to local tournaments, local restaurants, local messages (e.g., messages from other players in the gaming establishment), local social events, local sporting events, local dating opportunities, etc. Other hosts may provide information and/or services pertaining to business or finance (e.g., stock quotes), sports, news, weather, etc.
Igt


07/30/15
20150213576 
new patent

Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content according to a position of a viewing apparatus


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position of a viewing apparatus, wherein the viewing apparatus enables viewing of media programs, obtain a media program in a first viewing perspective that conforms to the first position, present the media program with the first viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus, and transmit to the viewing apparatus a first audio signal corresponding to the first viewing perspective. The storage medium can also have computer instructions to detect that the viewing apparatus has moved to a second position, obtain the media program in a second viewing perspective according to the second position, and present the media program with the second viewing perspective for viewing by way of the viewing apparatus.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


07/30/15
20150213522 
new patent

Method and obtaining client reviews


A method and apparatus for obtaining client reviews is provided. The method includes: obtaining a user's operation record; sending review invitation information to a corresponding client based on the operation record; receiving a review request comprising a review from the client, wherein the review request corresponds to the review invitation information; and matching the review in the review request with a review object.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/30/15
20150213487 
new patent

Methods and systems for advertising using scrollable refresh trigger


One aspect of the invention provides an advertising system using a user interface mechanism technically referred to as a ‘scrollable refresh trigger’ also known as a ‘pull-to-refresh’, to deliver advertisement. The invention presents improved methods, systems, computer readable media and apparatuses for providing responsive advertising using a scrollable refresh trigger.

07/30/15
20150213243 
new patent

Method and secure information distribution


A system and method for secure generation and distribution of digital encryption keys is disclosed. The system may also be used to protect and distribute other types of secure information, including digital, audio, video, or analog data, or physical objects.
Oracle International Corporation


07/30/15
20150213240 
new patent

System and tracking copyrighted audio material broadcast in a commercial establishment


A system and method of determining if copyrighted audio material is being performed or broadcast within an establishment. One or more audio monitoring units are placed within the establishment.

07/30/15
20150213217 
new patent

Holistic hospital patient care and management telemedicine


A holistic hospital patient care and management system comprises a data store operable to receive and store patient data including clinical and non-clinical data; at least one video camera focused on a patient; presence detection sensors configured to detect presence of physicians to enable real-time tracking and location; at least one predictive model in consideration of the clinical and non-clinical data to identify at least one medical condition of the patient; a risk logic module to apply the predictive model to the clinical and non-clinical data to determine at least one risk score for the patient; and a telemedicine logic module to receive physician real-time location and status information, identify and alert a physician available to consult with the medical personnel regarding the patient, enable two-way audio and video communication between the physician and the medical personnel, and provide the patient's medical condition and stratified risk to the physician.. .
Parkland Center For Clinical Innovation


07/30/15
20150213122 
new patent

Systems and methods for addressing a media database using distance associative hashing


A system, method and computer program utilize a distance associative hashing algorithmic means to provide a highly efficient means to rapidly address a large database. The indexing means can be readily subdivided into a plurality of independently-addressable segments where each such segment can address a portion of related data of the database where the sub-divided indexes of said portions reside entirely in the main memory of each of a multiplicity of server means.
Cognitive Media Networks, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213091 
new patent

Social matching and interaction


A method for facilitating location based social interaction is described. The method comprises the steps of: requesting a search criteria based on a primary user profile of a primary user; searching for n secondary users conforming to the search criteria; and transmitting secondary user profiles of the n secondary users to a primary user device.
Revealr Software Limited


07/30/15
20150213029 
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Using cross-matching between users and matching against reference data to facilitate content identification


Techniques for identifying video and/or audio content are presented. An identification management component (imc) groups users determined to be at least potentially be watching the same content based on first content fingerprints associated with respective content viewed by the users on communication devices, and a defined matching criterion.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150212965 
new patent

Combination of buses for a hazard management system, hazard management system, and operating the hazard management system


A hazard management system is provided with a field bus and a broadband bus. The field bus is configured to connect at least two units of the hazard management system for sending alarm signals among the units of a hazard management system.
Siemens Schweiz Ag


07/30/15
20150212793 
new patent

Mobile terminal and image processing method thereof


The present disclosure discloses an image processing method of a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. To process an image, an audio signal is collected using a sensor of the mobile terminal.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/30/15
20150212792 
new patent

Method, system and computer storage medium for detecting an audio input interface


Provided is a method for detecting an audio input interface, comprising: acquiring input signals of every one of audio input interfaces; acquiring energy values of said input signals of every one of said audio input interfaces, and acquiring an interface identification of the audio input interface of which the energy value is the maximum among the energy values; adding said interface identification acquired herein into an identification sequence in an order by acquiring time; and identifying the audio input interface, of which the interface identification is saved most often in said identification sequence, as a valid audio input interface. Also provided is a system for detecting an audio input interface.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


07/30/15
20150212789 
new patent

Playback calibration


Systems and methods are provided for device playback calibration. An example implementation involves a network device displaying a guide to calibrate at least one playback device.
Sonos, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212788 
new patent

Smart audio settings


Embodiments described herein provide for smart configuration of audio settings for a playback device. According to an embodiment, while a playback device is a part of a first zone group that includes the playback device and at least one first playback device, the playback device applies a first audio setting.
Sonos, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212034 
new patent

Gas-monitoring detecting bowel movements and use


A room monitoring device designed and intended to detect a bowel movement (bm) of a person occupying the room, such as a baby or infant or an adult with special needs or in a care facility. The device tests the air for particular substances such as, but not limited to, methane and hydrogen sulfide.

07/30/15
20150211858 
new patent

Audio navigation assistance


Embodiments that relate to head-mounted computing device for providing navigation assistance via audio output are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment depth image and visible image data are used to generate a three-dimensional mesh of at least a portion of an environment.

07/30/15
20150211245 
new patent

Free-standing form for building a pre-insulated wall and building a structure therewith


A free-standing, hollow, prefabricated concrete form for forming a lost form, pre-finished concrete wall having an insulating layer on at least one major surface, typically an outer, earth facing surface thereof. The inside of the form has a rough finished surface.

07/30/15
20150209583 
new patent

Controlling coughing and swallowing


To protect an airway of a patient, it is important for the patient to be able to swallow and cough effectively. To promote an effective cough or swallow, electrodes are positioned upon skin of the neck of the patient, the electrodes configured for both capturing electromyographic (emg) information, and for transmitting a stimulating electrical signal to the body.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Department Of Veterans Affairs


07/30/15
20150208704 
new patent

Highly soluble rebaudioside d


The invention relates to a process for producing highly soluble compositions containing purified steviol glycosides from stevia rebaudiana bertoni plant extract, more particularly rebaudioside d. Obtained highly soluble compositions are useful as non-caloric sweeteners or in combination with sugar or high intensity sweeteners in edible and chewable compositions such as beverages, confectionaries, bakery products, chewing gums and the like..

07/23/15
20150208354 

System and extending battery life of a mobile device providing content wirelessly to a remote display


A system for, and method of, extending the battery life of a mobile device providing content wirelessly and a mobile device incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a power manager operable to generate a signal indicating that a low battery condition exists and (2) an audio/video subsystem operable to receive the signal and adjust at least one parameter controlling an encoding of the content to decrease a quality of the encoding..
Nvidia Corporation


07/23/15
20150208233 

Privacy preserving sensor apparatus


A privacy preserving sensor apparatus is described herein. The privacy preserving sensor apparatus includes a microphone that is configured to output a signal that is indicative of audio in an environment.
Microsoft Corporation


07/23/15
20150208190 

Bi-directional interconnect for communication between a renderer and an array of individually addressable drivers


Embodiments are directed to an interconnect for coupling components in an object-based rendering system comprising: a first network channel coupling a renderer to an array of individually addressable drivers projecting sound in a listening environment and transmitting audio signals and control data from the renderer to the array, and a second network channel coupling a microphone placed in the listening environment to a calibration component of the renderer and transmitting calibration control signals for acoustic information generated by the microphone to the calibration component. The interconnect is suitable for use in a system for rendering spatial audio content comprising channel-based and object-based audio components..
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation


07/23/15
20150208188 

Distributed wireless speaker system with automatic configuration determination when new speakers are added


In an audio speaker network, setup of speaker location, sound track or channel assignation, and speaker parameters is facilitated by an application detecting speaker locations and prompting a user to input rough room boundaries and a desired listener location in the room. Based on this, optimum speaker locations/frequency assignations/speaker parameters may be determined and output..
Sony Corporation


07/23/15
20150208184 

Dynamic calibration of an audio system


Technologies pertaining to calibration of filters of an audio system are described herein. A mobile computing device is configured to compute values for respective filters, such as equalizer filters, and transmit the values to a receiver device in the audio system.
Microsoft Corporation


07/23/15
20150208183 

Hearing aid device using dual electromechanical vibrator


According to an embodiment, a transcutaneous active bone anchored hearing aid device is disclosed. The transcutaneous active bone anchored hearing aid device comprises an audio processor comprising means for being externally worn by a hearing aid user and an implantable part comprising transducer means for providing a structure-borne acoustic signal to the skull bone of the hearing aid user.
Oticon Medical A/s


07/23/15
20150208171 

Audio signal processing apparatus, movie capturing apparatus, and control the same


An audio signal processing apparatus acquires a specific audio signal based on at least one of audio signals of multiple sound capturing channels captured by multiple microphones, cancels a signal corresponding to the specific audio signal in the audio signals of the sound capturing channels that are to be used in surround audio signal generation, and, using the specific audio signal and the audio signals in which the signal corresponding to the specific audio signal was canceled, generates a surround audio signal such that the sound source of the specific audio signal is located at a specified direction in the surround sound field.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150208170 

Passive audio ear filters with multiple filter elements


There is disclosed a passive acoustical filter including two or more filter elements coupled between an ambient and a listener's ear, each of the filter elements selected from the group consisting of a low pass filter element, a high pass filter element, a band reject filter element, and a band pass filter element.. .
Doppler Labs, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208167 

Sound processing apparatus and sound processing method


An audio matrix formed from absolute amplitude values of coefficients obtained by frequency-transforming an audio signal is generated. The audio matrix is factorized into a basis spectrum and activity matrices.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150208166 

Enhanced spatial impression for home audio


Technologies pertaining to provision of customized audio to each listener in a plurality of listeners are described herein. A sensor outputs data that is indicative of locations of multiple listeners in an environment.
Microsoft Corporation


07/23/15
20150208164 

Downlink transmission device for audio signals and electronic signature token


A downlink transmission device for audio signals and an electronic signature token are provided. The downlink transmission device for audio signals includes an audio interface and an impedance circuit.
Tendyron Corporation


07/23/15
20150208162 

Orientation-responsive acoustic array control


An audio device includes a casing configured for operation in a first orientation and a second orientation different from the first orientation, an orientation input device disposed on the casing to detect an orientation of the casing relative to the direction of the force of gravity, and a plurality of acoustic drivers disposed on the casing and operable to form a plurality of acoustic interference arrays, each of which is associated with one of a plurality of audio channels. The acoustic drivers of the audio device operate in a first frequency range and modify at least one of the acoustic interference arrays in response to a change in the orientation detected by the orientation input device..
Bose Corporation


07/23/15
20150208161 

Audio forwarding device and corresponding method


An audio forwarding device 120 comprising a media interface 122 configured to receive a media stream, the media stream comprising a video stream and an audio stream, the audio stream being synchronized with the video stream, a display interface 124 configured to transmit the video stream to a display 130 for display of the video stream, and a wireless data network interface 126 configured to stream the audio stream in the form of digital data to a mobile computing device 140 over a digital wireless data connection 162 for the mobile computing device to play the audio stream on a headphone interface.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/23/15
20150208159 

Electronic device accessory


Electronic devices and accessories such as headsets for electronic devices are provided. A microphone may be included in an accessory to capture sound for an associated electronic device.
Apple Inc.


07/23/15
20150208158 

Controlling operation of a media device based upon whether a presentation device is currently being worn by a user


A mechanism is provided for automatically controlling the operation of a media device based upon whether a portable presentation device coupled to the media device is currently being worn by a user. A portable presentation device may be any device that is meant to be worn by a user that is capable of presenting media content to the user (e.g.
Apple Inc.


07/23/15
20150208156 

Audio capture apparatus


An apparatus comprising: an audio signal analyser configured to analyse at least one audio signal to determine at least one audio component with an associated orientation parameter; a reference definer configured to define at least one of: a reference orientation for an apparatus; and a reference position for the apparatus; a directional determiner configured to determine a direction value based on the reference orientation/position for the apparatus and at least one of: an orientation of the apparatus; a position of the apparatus; an orientation of a further apparatus co-operating with the apparatus; and a position of the further apparatus; and a directional processor configured to process at least one associated directional parameter for the at least one audio component dependent on the direction value.. .
Nokia Corporation


07/23/15
20150208155 

Apparatus and recovering from partial insertion of an audio jack


Apparatus and methods for recovering from an audio jack connection anomaly such as a partial insertion of an audio jack plug with an audio jack receptacle are provided. In an example, a method can include detecting a valid audio jack connection of an audio jack receptacle and an audio jack plug, detecting a change in a state of a detect switch associated with the audio jack connection, applying an oscillating signal to a microphone terminal associated with the audio jack connection, determining the state of the detect switch stays constant for a predetermined time, and isolating the oscillating signal from the microphone terminal..
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation


07/23/15
20150208154 

Apparatus and detecting insertion anomaly of an audio jack


Apparatus and methods for detecting audio jack connection anomalies such as moisture or a partial insertion of an audio jack plug with an audio jack receptacle are provided. In an example, a method for detecting an audio jack insertion anomaly can include ramping on a first detection current source of a detection circuit coupled to a detection terminal of a first audio jack connector, receiving a reference information at a comparator of the detection circuit, receiving a voltage of the detection terminal at the comparator, providing comparison information at an output of the comparator, the comparison information indicative of a comparison of the voltage of the detection terminal and the reverence information, and wherein a first state of the comparison information indicates the audio jack insertion anomaly is due to moisture at the first audio jack connector..
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation


07/23/15
20150208152 

Speaker and shower


A speaker and assemblies with a speaker. An assembly may include a speaker including a speaker housing, and speaker components supported in the speaker housing and operable to produce an audio output; a sensor operable to sense an orientation of the speaker housing; and control components operable to determine the orientation of the speaker housing, and control the speaker components based on the orientation of the speaker housing..
Kohler Co.


07/23/15
20150208151 

Immersive sound system


Sound control and audio output systems and methods for an entertainment venue are described. The venue includes immersive display and sound elements.
Dreamlight Holdings Inc. Formerly Known As A Thousand Miles, Llc


07/23/15
20150208126 

Process for providing targeted user content blended with a media stream


A network system provides delivery of customized target content, such as advertising, to individual users. There is transmission of a common spot content stream to a large group of the users.
Advertising.com Llc


07/23/15
20150208123 

Iptv start speed enhancement


An internet audio video device receives a command to power up from a standby mode. This causes the device to start a boot process, and while the boot process proceeds.
Sony Corporation


07/23/15
20150208121 

System and computer program for providing a/v output


A system and computer program product for providing audio. The computer program product includes associating output from each of the one or more a/v devices with a unique identifier, receiving the associated output from the one or more a/v devices, initializing wireless communication with one or more remote devices, receiving information, from one or more remote devices, identifying the associated output from the one or more a/v devices, and streaming the identified associated output from the one or more a/v devices to the respective one or more remote devices..

07/23/15
20150208117 

Method for receiving enhanced service and display apparatus thereof


Provided are a method of receiving an enhanced service and a video display device thereof. The method includes: receiving an audio-visual (av) content; extracting first feature information from the received av content; receiving a database including at least one of content information, enhanced service information, and an enhanced service, which correspond to the first feature information, from a first server by transmitting the extracted first feature information to the first server; storing the database received from the first server in a memory; extracting second feature information from the received av content; and searching and obtaining one of content information, enhanced service information, and an enhanced service, which correspond to the extracted feature information, from the database..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/23/15
20150208112 

Remote management system for at least one audiovisual information reproduction device


Method for remote management of at least one audiovisual information reproduction device comprising a host server connected to each audiovisual information reproduction device, the host server comprising a database containing management information for each audiovisual information reproduction device, wherein the host server also comprises a site manager communicating with the database, and comprising a number of screens, at least one first screen comprising a menu displaying the list of audiovisual information reproduction systems, validating the choice of each audiovisual information reproduction device causing the display of a first series of screens that the operator can use to modify the operating parameters of at least one selected audiovisual information reproduction device and/or a second series of screens that the operator can use to order at least one song for downloading onto the audiovisual information reproduction systems from a chosen list of devices or to delete at least one song, and/or a third series of screens displaying information about the use of an audiovisual information reproduction device.. .
Touchtunes Music Corporation


07/23/15
20150208035 

Pairing devices in conference using ultrasonic beacon and subsequent connection transfer


A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection.
Polycom, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208034 

Pairing devices in conference using ultrasonic beacon and subsequent content sharing


A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection.
Polycom, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208033 

Pairing devices in conference using ultrasonic beacon amd subsequent control thereof


A videoconferencing system has a videoconferencing unit that use portable devices as peripherals for the system. The portable devices obtain near-end audio and send the audio to the videoconferencing unit via a wireless connection.
Polycom, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208030 

System for integrating video calls in telephone call centers


A communication system particularly for managing voice, video and data services between the station of an operator and the station of a user, the system including at least one device controlled by the operator to receive telephone calls forwarded by a call routing center and at least one unit that is controlled by the user and provided with elements for entering and displaying information and generating telephone calls. The device further includes elements for disabling the audio component of a telephone call generated by the at least one unit and elements for establishing with the unit a video call associated with the telephone call..
Phonetica Lab S.r.l.


07/23/15
20150208028 

Method and interference mitigation in a wireless home gateway interface


The invention relates to a wireless home gateway apparatus and methods of wirelessly delivering audio and/or video programs between a home gateway and a client device and to interference mitigation techniques on such system. Specifically, the invention relates to transmitting an audio video program on a first channel, receiving a control signal from a remote control indicating interference on said first channel, changing the transmission channel to a second channel, and transmitting data indicating said second channel to said remote control..
Thomson Licensing


07/23/15
20150208026 

Pluggable electronic device and determining output data of pluggable electronic device


A pluggable electronic device is provided, where the pluggable electronic device is used to connect to a display, the pluggable electronic device is used to generate data complied with a first standard or a second standard, and to transmit the data to the display. The pluggable electronic device includes: a control circuit for generating audio/video signals and control signals; a selection signal generating circuit for generating a selection signal according a determining result indicating whether the pluggable electronic device is connected to an external power source or not; a multiplexer, for receiving the audio/video signals and the control signals, and selectively generating the audio/video signals and the control signals complied with the first standard or the second standard according to the selection signal; and a connector for transmitting the audio/video signals and the control signals from the multiplexer to the display..
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.


07/23/15
20150208020 

Voiceover system and method


A method of obtaining feedback on performance of an activity includes creating an input audio/video file or stream of performance of an activity, and providing the input audio/video file or stream to an evaluator. The evaluator inserts feedback in the input audio/video file or stream to create a feedback-annotated audio/video file.
Custom Solutions Group, Llc




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