|| List of recent Audio-related patents
|System and methods for enhancing operation of a graphical user interface|
A video services receiver system for providing video content to a display for viewing by a customer is presented here. The video services receiver system includes a receiver interface configured to receive data associated with video services, and a display interface for the display.
|Audio gear comparison system and method|
A system and method that allow users to directly compare audio gear, for example microphones and other items in the audio recording chain (e.g. Preamplifiers, cables, amplifiers, etc.), against the same instance of recorded material and equidistant from the source material.
|Jukebox with customizable avatar|
A digital downloading jukebox system including a mechanism for delivering custom services to a recognized user is provided. For example, information specific to a recognized user may be stored and optionally may include a recognized user avatar representative of the recognized user.
|Haptic interface for portable electronic device|
The application includes an apparatus connectable with a portable electronic and/or consumer electronics device that provides haptic information and/or feedback to a user of the portable electronic device. The apparatus may include one or more acousto-haptic transducers that provide at least one of audio and haptic output to a user of the portable electronic device.
|System and method for the creation of an e-enhanced multi-dimensional pictostory using pictooverlay technology|
A software application program on a computer platform transforms a structured basic idea into a pictorial interpretation in the form of an e-enhanced multi-dimensional pictostory presentation using pictooverlay technology that presents the basic idea in a format, like a film, where the basic idea is transformed into a series of moving pictures with special effects and enhancements, both audio and visual, that end up making the basic idea come alive visually, emotively and evocatively. More specifically, the software application program combines and layers static images and displays them dynamically and sequentially, adding audio and video enhancements to create a presentation like a film.
|Byte caching with chunk sizes based on data type|
Methods and apparatus are provided for performing byte caching using a chunk size based on the object type of the object being cached. Byte caching is performed by receiving at least one data packet from at least one network node; extracting at least one data object from the at least one data packet; identifying an object type associated with the at least one data packet; determining a chunk size associated with the object type; and storing at least a portion of the at least one data packet in a byte cache based on the determined chunk size.
|Methods and apparatus for providing a presentation quality signal|
Apparatus, methods and systems using no-reference techniques for computing quality scores for audio and video components of a media session, where the quality scores are estimates of perceived quality by the viewer for the individual components of the media session. A presentation quality score is computed for a media stream by parsing a container of the media stream to determine media stream characteristics, estimating an visual quality factor and based on the visual quality factor, determining the presentation quality score..
|Third-party access and control of media peripherals on a media exchange network|
Methods are disclosed for a 3rd party system to indirectly access, control, monitor, and test a media peripheral (mp) device on a media exchange network by establishing a communication link between the 3rd party system and the media peripheral (mp) device via at least one media management system (mms). A third party may select an operation of a mp device via a mms over the communication link, causing the mp device to perform the selected operation.
|Method and apparatus for progressively deleting media objects from storage|
A system for managing storage space on an electronic storage medium is provided in which a file format for stored data allows for progressive deletion of low-significance data, for example in a video or audio file, while allowing the remaining portions of the file to be subsequently retrieved. The file format allows for the ready deletion of low-significance data without having to open, edit and subsequently rewrite the data.
|Method and system for indexing and searching timed media information based upon relevance intervals|
A method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving information from timed media files based upon relevance intervals. The method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving this information is based upon relevance intervals so that a portion of a timed media file is returned, which is selected specifically to be relevant to the given information representations, thereby eliminating the need for a manual determination of the relevance and avoiding missing relevant portions.
|Discovery of music artist and title by broadcast radio receivers|
A radio receiver system that determines the artist and title of songs played by a radio station by comparing an acoustic fingerprint of a song with a database of acoustic fingerprints, and retrieving the artist and title of the song if a match is found, said radio receiver system having available an audio analysis system, a fingerprinting system and a database system comprising a database of song fingerprints, said database associating acoustic fingerprints with the artist and title of songs.. .
|Method and system for automatic detection of content|
A method and system for tracking use of audio and audiovisual works is described. Known are converted into a time series of frequency domain signatures.
|Methods, systems, and computer program proucts for categorizing/rating content uploaded to a network for broadcasting|
Methods, systems, and computer program products that automatically categorize and/or assign ratings to content (video and audio content) uploaded by individuals who want to broadcast the content to others via a communications network, such as an iptv network, are provided. When an individual uploads content to a network, a network service automatically extracts an audio stream from the uploaded content.
|Apparatus and method for recognizing content using audio signal|
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for recognizing content using an audio signal. The content recognition apparatus includes a query fingerprint extraction unit for forming frames having a preset frame length for an audio signal, and generating frame-based feature vectors for respective frames, thus extracting a query fingerprint.
|Audio signal encoding employing interchannel and temporal redundancy reduction|
A method of encoding a time-domain audio signal is presented. A device transforms the time-domain signal into a frequency-domain signal including a sequence of sample blocks, wherein each block includes a coefficient for each of multiple frequencies.
|System and method for communicating purchases related to a gift card credit|
A method and system are provided for communicating digitized data associated with a purchase made by expenditure of a monetary credit account, such as a gift card account. The digitized data may be or comprise audio, photographic or video data.
|Server for real-time accident documentation and claim submission|
An server that facilitates efficient and convenient processing of an insurance claim. The claim processing application can receive text, image, and audio data associated with the insurance claim.
|Mobile computing device for real-time accident documentation and claim submission|
A mobile computing device that facilitates efficient and convenient processing of an insurance claim. The mobile computing device can receive text, image, and audio data associated with the insurance claim.
|System and method for real-time accident documentation and claim submission|
An insurance claim processing application that facilitates efficient and convenient processing of an insurance claim using a mobile device. The claim processing application can receive text, image, and audio data associated with the insurance claim.
|Methods and systems for generating filter coefficients and configuring filters|
Methods for generating a palette of feedback (iir) filter coefficient sets and using the palette to configure (e.g., adaptively update) a prediction filter which includes a feedback filter, and a system for performing any of the methods. Examples of the system include an encoder, including a prediction filter and configured to encode data indicative of a waveform signal (e.g., samples of an audio signal), and a decoder.
|Audio frame timing correction method and wireless device|
An audio frame timing correction method and a wireless device are provided. A controller generates a reference clock for audio coding/decoding such that the reference clock runs fast and moved forward within an audio data sampling interval with the remaining time becoming a margin of the interval.
|Three-dimensional sound compression and over-the-air transmission during a call|
A method for encoding three dimensional audio by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device detects an indication of a plurality of localizable audio sources.
|Audio decoding method and associated apparatus|
An audio decoding method is provided. In the audio decoding method, a synchronization word and a corresponding packet header are inserted at the beginning of each packet data.
|Sparse signal detection with mismatched models|
Various arrangements for detecting a type of sound, such as speech, are presented. A plurality of audio snippets may be sampled.
|Systems and methods for captioning by non-experts|
Methods and systems for captioning speech in real-time are provided. Embodiments utilize captionists, who may be non-expert captionists, to transcribe a speech using a worker interface.
|Method and system for analyzing digital sound audio signal associated with baby cry|
A method for analyzing a digital audio signal associated with a baby cry, comprising the steps of: (a) processing the digital audio signal using a spectral analysis to generate a spectral data; (b) processing the digital audio signal using a time-frequency analysis to generate a time-frequency characteristic; (c) categorizing the baby cry into one of a basic type and a special type based on the spectral data; (d) if the baby cry is of the basic type, determining a basic need based on the time-frequency characteristic and a predetermined lookup table; and (e) if the baby cry is of the special type, determining a special need by inputting the time-frequency characteristic into a pre-trained artificial neural network.. .
|Spectral envelope coding of energy attack signal|
Mdct or fft-based audio coding algorithms often have the problem named here spectral pre-echoes when coding an energy attack signal. This invention presents several possibilities to avoid the spectral pre-echoes existing in decoded signal segment before the energy attack point.
|Method and device for bandwidth extension|
Method and device of extending a signal band of a voice or audio signal are provided. The bandwidth extension method includes the steps of: performing a modified discrete cosine transform (mdct) process on an input signal to generate a first transform signal; generating a second transform signal and a third transform signal on the basis of the first transform signal; generating normalized components and energy components of the first transform signal, the second transform signal, and the third transform signal therefrom; generating an extended normalized component from the normalized components and generating an extended energy component from the energy components; generating an extended transform signal on the basis of the extended normalized component and the extended energy component; and performing an inverse mdct (imdct) process on the extended transform signal..
|Efficient encoding/decoding of audio signals|
A method for encoding of an audio signal comprises performing (214) of a transform of the audio signal. An energy offset is selected (216) for each of the first subbands.
An open merchandise, multi-cubicle display, vending kiosk, custom-fabricated from a plurality of visually open materials and sized to suit the products being sold. The kiosk provides a self-service customer purchase via a barcode scan or touch selector, payment facilitator, and integrated computer assembly with programming to control the kiosk.
|Audio content auditioning|
Systems and methods are provided for playback of audio content in an “audition mode.” a system may be providing audio content to be rendered by a group of playback devices, when receiving a request to audition a second audio content with at least one playback device from the group of playback devices. The system may then suspend rendering of the first audio content at the at least one playback device, and provide the second audio content to be rendered by the at least one playback device for a duration of time.
|Portable regulated vacuum pump for medical procedures|
In various embodiments of the invention, an electro-vacuum pump can be used either as a stand alone unit to create, monitor and control a vacuum or to maintain, assist or as a back up for a hand operated pump in a variety of surgical procedures. The vacuum pump is controlled by a processor and is automatically activated when the vacuum is below a pre-selected parameter or a parameter selected on the fly by the surgeon.
|System and method for the creation of an enhanced multi-dimensional pictogame using pictooverlay technology|
A software application program on a computer platform dynamically transforms a collage image of vivid pictorial images into a series of games of skill and chance that entertain, educate and intrigue. Using pictooverlay technology, enhanced multi-dimensional pictogames engage a user to accept and complete a series of challenges that result in receiving scores based on elapsed time and the completion of each challenge.
|Systems and methods for wireless audio conferencing|
Systems and methods for wireless audio conferencing are described herein. In one embodiment, a wireless audio conferencing system is provided that includes a base unit configured to interface with a plurality of external communication systems, one or more wireless speakers, one or more wireless microphones, a handset configured to wirelessly control the base unit, and a charger tray separate from the base unit and configured to removably store and recharge the one or more wireless speakers, the one or more wireless microphones, and the handset.
|Personal hub presence and response|
Methods, devices, and systems for transmitting convenient messages to a recipient for rendering based on the recipient's device availabilities. A recipient's mobile device may be connected to a personal hub and/or earpiece devices configured to render various incoming communications, such as audio messages and visual messages.
|Method and system for timely delivery of multimedia content via a femtocell|
Aspects of a method and system for timely delivery of multimedia content via a femtocell are provided. In this regard, a femtocell may receive data via an upstream path and transmit data via a downstream path.
|Variable beamforming with a mobile platform|
A mobile platform includes a microphone array and is capable of implementing beamforming to amplify or suppress audio information from a sound source. The sound source is indicated through a user input, such as pointing the mobile platform in the direction of the sound source or through a touch screen display interface.
|Systems and methods for managing concurrent audio messages|
A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user.
|Smart battery wear leveling for audio devices|
Various embodiments may provide systems and methods among wireless nodes in a wireless communication network that enable balancing the batteries in the wireless nodes to be depleted at approximately the same rate. Various embodiments intelligently and dynamically swap master/slave roles among wireless nodes (e.g., wireless earpieces) coupled to a wireless source device to optimize battery life in both wireless nodes.