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System and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system controlling device

System and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system controlling device

Contents receiving system and client

Contents receiving system and client

Contents receiving system and client

Method for the distribution of audio-visual information and a system for the distribution of audio-visual information

Date/App# patent app List of recent Audio-related patents
12/11/14
20140366066
 Method and system for providing broadcast program recommendations in a digital television system patent thumbnailMethod and system for providing broadcast program recommendations in a digital television system
The disclosure generally relates to media broadcast technologies, and more specifically relates to a method and system for providing broadcast program recommendations in a digital television system. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented broadcast program recommendation method is disclosed, comprising: storing a user profile including a user interest pattern; tuning to a program channel not currently provided for display, using a tuner; extracting a snippet from the program channel; comparing, using a processor, the snippet with the user interest pattern, to identify a match; determining that the match is valid; and providing by the processor a notification of the match.
12/11/14
20140366059
 System and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system controlling device patent thumbnailSystem and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system controlling device
An entertainment device is used to notify a user of a change in an audio visual entertainment system configuration in which at least one of a plurality devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual source and at least one of the plurality of devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual output destination for the entertainment device and/or to notify a user of a perceived problem in a configuration of a controlling device used to control functional operations of the audio visual entertainment system.. .
12/11/14
20140366048
 Contents receiving system and client patent thumbnailContents receiving system and client
A contents receiving system including: a content receiver; and a portable terminal storing id information with which its user can be distinguished from other users of other portable terminals, the content receiver including: a receiving unit capable of receiving content and subsidiary content from at least one of a broadcast wave and a network; an output unit capable of outputting, as audio video content, a video and/or audio of the content received by the receiving unit; a transmission unit capable of transmitting the subsidiary content to the portable terminal, the transmission unit enabling information on a payment transaction corresponding to an id information of the portable terminal to be transmitted to the portable terminal individually, the portable terminal including: a second transmission unit capable of receiving the subsidiary content and the information on the payment transaction transmitted from the transmission unit of the content receiver; and a processing unit for performing a processing regarding the payment transaction of the content by use of the information on the payment transaction received at the second transmission unit.. .
12/11/14
20140366046
 Method for the distribution of audio-visual information and a system for the distribution of audio-visual information patent thumbnailMethod for the distribution of audio-visual information and a system for the distribution of audio-visual information
A jukebox system, including a server that stores a master library of audiovisual selections; a plurality of jukeboxes, each of which is operable to store audiovisual selections received from the server and to play the audiovisual selections at the request of a user; a communication system through which the server and the jukeboxes communicate; wherein the server is operable to define authorized uses for the audiovisual selections received from the server; and further wherein the authorized uses correspond to various rights that third parties have in the audiovisual selections, the rights requiring by law or regulation payment of respective royalties; and further wherein the server maintains information on the authorized uses made by each of the jukeboxes and determines the amount of royalties due.. .
12/11/14
20140365888
 User-controlled disassociation and reassociation of audio and visual content in a multimedia presentation patent thumbnailUser-controlled disassociation and reassociation of audio and visual content in a multimedia presentation
Presentation systems and methods are provided for the presentation of visual and audible content on an electronic device with a display screen. An array of images is displayed, moving sequentially through the array absent user interaction.
12/11/14
20140365887
 Interactive platform generating multimedia from user input patent thumbnailInteractive platform generating multimedia from user input
Embodiments presented herein provide techniques for generating a collage of multimedia (e.g., visual and auditory media) based on data associated with a user. The collage may be used as an audio/visual messaging sharing vehicle.
12/11/14
20140365860
 Method and apparatus for annotating a screenplay patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for annotating a screenplay
To facilitate the use of audio files for annotation purposes, an audio file format, which includes audio data for playback purposes, is augmented with a parallel data channel of line identifiers, or with a map associating time codes for the audio data with line numbers on the original document. The line number-time code information in the audio file is used to navigate within the audio file, and also to associate bookmark links and captured audio annotation files with line numbers of the original text document.
12/11/14
20140365787
 Scenario power management patent thumbnailScenario power management
One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for dynamically applying power policies to a computing environment. For example, a computing environment may comprise one or more activity components (e.g., a display driver, an audio driver, an application, etc.) that may provide status information used to identify a scenario (e.g., a video game scenario, a full screen video playback scenario, etc.) that is activated for the computing environment.
12/11/14
20140365689
 Systems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes or signatures patent thumbnailSystems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes or signatures
Example systems and methods for configuring media devices utilizing audio codes and/or signatures are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include, responsive to determining that an audio code is not present in audio data received by a device, generating a signature from the audio data.
12/11/14
20140365581
 System and method for media-centric and monetizable social networking patent thumbnailSystem and method for media-centric and monetizable social networking
A method and system connects brands, users and communities via socially shared content elements that take the form of, for example, words, pictures/images, videos and/or audio objects. The method creates a social media engagement and distribution capability of dynamic, interactive impressions linking users to users and users to brands around shared “day in the life” moments.
12/11/14
20140365572
System and method for media-centric and monetizable social networking
A method and system connects brands, users and communities via socially shared content elements that take the form of, for example, words, pictures/images, videos and/or audio objects. The method creates a social media engagement and distribution capability of dynamic, interactive impressions linking users to users and users to brands around shared “day in the life” moments.
12/11/14
20140365349
System and method for media-centric and monetizable social networking
A method and system connects brands, users and communities via socially shared content elements that take the form of, for example, words, pictures/images, videos and/or audio objects. The method creates a social media engagement and distribution capability of dynamic, interactive impressions linking users to users and users to brands around shared “day in the life” moments.
12/11/14
20140365283
Parking payment detection
In one embodiment, a mobile device (e.g., a smartphone) is utilized to determine whether a user has paid for parking. The mobile device collects sensor data that describes actions of a mobile device or actions of an automobile or of a driver of the automobile.
12/11/14
20140365231
Upsampling using oversampled sbr
An encoder (250) comprises a core encoder (252) for encoding a low frequency component of the audio signal at the signal sampling rate (fs_in) and a spectral band replication-referred to as sbr-encoding unit (153, 254) for determining a plurality of sbr parameters. A plurality of the sbr parameters is determined such that a high frequency component of the audio signal can be approximated based on the low frequency component of the audio signal and the plurality of sbr parameters.
12/11/14
20140365230
Method and apparatus for maximizing a limited set of identifiers for audio watermarking
A method and apparatus for encoding identifiers into a media item, the method including: embedding a sequence of identifiers equally and in order over a duration of a content of the media item; and storing a mapping between the embedded identifiers and the media item; wherein the sequence of identifiers is created by: (a) generating a subsequence of 2m unique identifiers, m being an integer greater than one; (b) shifting every other identifiers in the generated subsequence to the right by two positions in the subsequence and with the identifier at the end cycling around to the corresponding position at the beginning to generate a new subsequence; (c) repeating step (b) up to m−1 times; and (d) concatenating the generated subsequences to create the sequence of identifiers.. .
12/11/14
20140365225
Ultra-low-power adaptive, user independent, voice triggering schemes
Methods and systems are provided for ultra-low-power adaptive, user independent, voice triggering in electronic devices. A voice trigger, which may be configured as ultra-low-power function, may be run in an electronic device, when the electronic device transitions to a power-saving state, and may be used to control the electronic device based on audio inputs.
12/11/14
20140365224
One way sound
A method and a system for identity authentication are presented. In one example embodiment, audio data (e.g.
12/11/14
20140365221
Method and apparatus for speech recognition
A computer-implemented method performed by a computerized device, a computerized apparatus and a computer program product for recognizing speech, the method comprising: receiving a signal; extracting audio features from the signal; performing acoustic level processing on the audio features; receiving additional data; extracting additional features from the additional data; fusing the audio features and the additional features into a unified structure; receiving a hidden markov model (hmm); and performing a quantum search over the features using the hmm and the unified structure.. .
12/11/14
20140365212
Receiver intelligibility enhancement system
Embodiments of the invention provide a system and a method for enhancing audio signals. A first audio signal buffer and a second audio signal buffer are acquired.
12/11/14
20140365164
Fall detection system using a combination of accelerometer, audio input and magnetometer
A wearable device for detecting a user state is disclosed. The wearable device includes an accelerometer for measuring an acceleration of a user, a magnetometer for measuring a magnetic field associated with the user's change of orientation, a microphone for receiving audio, a memory for storing the audio, and at least one processor communicatively connected to the accelerometer, the magnetometer, the microphone, and the memory.
12/11/14
20140365124
Mapping application search function
Some embodiments provide a method for a mobile device connected to a vehicle's interactive communication system that includes a display screen. The method identifies at least one search term from audio data received through the vehicle's interactive communication system.
12/11/14
20140365073
System and method of communicating with vehicle passengers
One embodiment of an on-vehicle audio system may include at least one of a transceiver and a plug connector configured to communicatively connect to a mobile phone. The transceiver or plug connector may receive a voice signal generated by a microphone device integrated in the mobile phone.
12/11/14
20140365040
Methods and systems for briefing aircraft procedures
Methods and systems are provided for providing procedure information associated with an aircraft procedure onboard an aircraft. An exemplary method involves obtaining a briefing sequence for the aircraft procedure and providing the procedure information via the output device, wherein the procedure information is provided in accordance with the briefing sequence.
12/11/14
20140364980
Method and apparatus for real time performance assessment
An apparatus for monitoring performance comprises two elements: a first element (4) for attaching to a human or animal, containing two or more of physiological, biochemical, kinematic, and/or environmental sensors and a processing means which records in memory signals or derivates of signals from said sensors and contains a means of re-transmitting this data to a second element, and a second element (13, 16) containing a display (12, 17) or audio output to present the processed live or previous recorded data to the user.. .
12/11/14
20140364978
Method, apparatus, and computer program product for determining play events and outputting events based on real-time data for proximity, movement of objects, and audio data
Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for determining events and outputting events based on real-time data for location and movement of objects and audio data. In one embodiment, a method is provided for a method of determining play events that at least includes receiving audio data, wherein the audio data is received from at least one of a memory or a sensor; determining an event probability based on comparing the audio data to an audio profile; and generating an event based on the event probability satisfying a predetermined threshold..
12/11/14
20140364843
Design of handle set for ablation catheter with indicators of catheter and tissue parameters
An electrode coupling output system provides indication to the physician, via electrode guidance instrumentation, concerning the electrical coupling of an electrode, such as an ablative or mapping electrode, with a patient. The output can be provided to the physician via an output device incorporated into the handle set of the electrode catheter.
12/11/14
20140364756
Ecg sensing apparatuses, systems and methods
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to processing ecg signals from a subject. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, respective electrodes sense ecg signals from a subject, and the ecg signals are digitized and processed, such as to remove noise, detect a qrs complex, evaluate quality, detect arrhythmia and/or to store the signals.
12/11/14
20140364092
Method and apparatus for sharing digital content employing audible or inaudible signals
A method and apparatus is provided for sharing digital content employing sounds. As an example, a first user selects or creates a piece of digital content using a client device.
12/11/14
20140364075
Channel monitoring with plural frequency agile receivers
A system and method to efficiently use a plurality of ‘receivers’ to monitor a larger plurality of ‘sources’ for audio content. Upon identifying that a source is active, one of the plural receivers is assigned to convey the content to a destination.
12/11/14
20140364060
Ordering a list of wireless devices for display in a graphical user interface
This document describes, inter alia, techniques for use at a wireless device for establishing communications with other devices, and for displaying related information in a graphical user interface. The wireless device may discover, pair with, and/or connect to other wireless devices, and may display a list of information regarding the other wireless devices in a graphical user interface.
12/11/14
20140363167
Electronic device having remote control functions
The present invention provides an electronic device having remote control functions, comprising a baseband circuit, a pwm circuit, and an external wireless transmitting circuit. The external wireless transmitting circuit includes a second i/o port and a wireless transmitting unit.
12/11/14
20140363141
Methods and systems for creating, combining, and sharing time-constrained videos
A method includes displaying, by a video display device, to a user of a client device, a broadcast of an audiovisual data feed. The method includes receiving, by the client device, an identification of a portion of the audiovisual data feed.
12/11/14
20140363138
Audio-based annnotatoion of video
A technique for determining annotation items associated with video information is described. During this annotation technique, a content item that includes audio information and the video information is received.
12/11/14
20140363060
Hand-held device for biometric identification
A portable, hand-held biometric identification device includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory stores user interface software for operating the device and a local data base of biometric data.
12/11/14
20140363029
Programmable audio device
An apparatus allowing the recording and storage of data with a programmable timer alarm/alert. This data that can be either retrieved manually or automatically via audio playback or computer link.
12/11/14
20140363028
Method and system for controlling amplifiers
Techniques for controlling one or more audio amplifiers in or associated with a device coupled on a local area network are disclosed. An example playback device includes a processor, an amplifier, a network interface, and a memory.
12/11/14
20140363027
Audio signal mixing
A system and a method for mixing at least two audio signals are provided that comprise transferring the audio signals with respective transfer functions, the audio signals each having an amplitude and a phase; adding the audio signals to provide an output signal representative of the mixed audio signals, the output signal having an amplitude and a phase; controlling at least one of the transfer functions of the signal lines so that the phase of the output signal is adapted to the phase of the audio signal with a higher signal strength than the other audio signal(s), the signal strengths corresponding to the amplitudes of the audio signals.. .
12/11/14
20140363022
Satellite volume control
Embodiments are provided for satellite volume control. An example method includes receiving an input at a playback device to adjust a volume for a plurality of playback devices that are grouped for synchronous playback of audio content, wherein the plurality of playback devices includes the playback device.
12/11/14
20140363019
Sounding body and audio reproduction device using same, and mobile device
A sounding body is included in an audio reproduction device mounted on a mobile device. At least a part of the sounding body also serves as at least a part of one of an emblem, a horn section, and a mirror section of the mobile device..
12/11/14
20140363018
Sound processing unit, sound processing system, audio output unit and display device
Practical speaker connection is identified using a device having a sound channel of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel, and a device is provided that can easily reproduce the optimum multiple channels. Actual speaker arrangement can be identified by, for example, measuring the impedance of a terminal at the side of an audio amplifier.
12/11/14
20140363015
Headset signal multiplexing system and method
A system and method for supplying power to a headset, and for transmitting multiple signals generated in the headset to a terminal using frequency division multiplexing. An audio signal and a carrier signal are generated in the terminal and summed together to form a composite uplink signal.
12/11/14
20140363012
Audio headset accommodating ear geometry variations
An audio headset is disclosed. In examples, the audio headset is linearly and rotationally adjustable about multiple axes to ensure optimal fit over a user's ear and optimal audio quality.
12/11/14
20140363011
Elimination system for diverting dental instrument noise
An elimination system for diverting dental instrument noise includes an audio player, a sound sensor, and a controller. The audio player is used for broadcasting an audio content.
12/11/14
20140363009
Active noise cancellation method for motorcycles
A noise cancellation process for a motorcycle comprising an input audio source. Input audio source is combined in a mixer.
12/11/14
20140363007
Wearable device for relieving tinnitus, hyperacusis and/or hearing loss
A wearable device and computerized system and method for configuring a wearable device for use in the treatment of tinnitus, hyperacusis, and/or hearing loss is disclosed. A software application for use by an audiologist facilitates the diagnosis and assessment of a patient's needs and programming of the wearable device with customized settings and/or audio signals specific to the patient's needs.
12/11/14
20140363006
Hearing device with a means for receiver current estimation and a method of estimating a receiver current for a hearing device
A hearing device with a unit for estimating the current consumed by the receiver of the hearing device. The hearing device includes a signal input unit for converting an input signal picked up by the signal input unit into a digital audio signal, a signal processing unit for processing the digital audio signal, a digital-to-analog converter for converting a processed audio signal from the signal processing unit, a power amplifier for amplifying a converted audio signal from the digital-to-analog converter, a receiver for generating sound according to an amplified audio signal from the power amplifier, and a battery for powering the hearing device.
12/11/14
20140363005
Receiver intelligibility enhancement system
Embodiments of the invention provide a communication device and methods for enhancing audio signals. A first audio signal buffer and a second audio signal buffer are acquired.
12/11/14
20140363004
Headset apparatus registering movement in the housing
An apparatus comprising: a housing containing a speaker for delivering sound waves; and a sensing element for detecting air movement in the housing and further providing a control signal based on the detected air movement. The control signal is sent to a host apparatus.
12/11/14
20140362998
Directional coding conversion
A directional coding conversion method and system includes receiving input audio signals that comprise directional audio coded signals into which directional audio information is encoded according to a first loudspeaker setup and extracting the directional audio coded signals from the received input audio signals. The method and system further includes decoding, according to the first loudspeaker setup, the extracted directional audio coded signals to provide at least one absolute audio signal and corresponding absolute directional information and processing the at least one absolute audio signal and the absolute directional information to provide first output audio signals coded according to a second loudspeaker setup..
12/11/14
20140362996
Stereo soundfield expander
An audio enhancement technique comprises a stereo audio source. The stereo audio source is split in two identical sound signals, with one of the split signals sent to a compare block and the other to an audio block.
12/11/14
20140362995
Method and apparatus for location based loudspeaker system configuration
In accordance with an example embodiment of the invention, a method is disclosed. Near field communication is detected between at least two devices.
12/11/14
20140362992
Systems and methods for conducting secure wired and wireless networked telephony
The present invention relate to systems and methods for conducting secured telephony and transaction authentication via electronic devices. More specifically, the embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for conducting secure networked telephony, including but not limited to communications over the internet, other computer networks, wired or wireless networks, or audio, video or multi-media..
12/11/14
20140362980
Method and system for call, facsimile and electronic message forwarding
A method and system are provided for forwarding telephone calls, facsimile transmissions and electronic messages to a single forwarding telephone number. The telephone calls, fax transmissions and electronic messages are first forwarded to a central forwarding repository by the forwarding party where the fax transmissions, and messages are converted to audio formats.
12/11/14
20140362873
Method and a device for signalling transmission time and/or a system clock
A method for signaling a time and/or clock through a header station generating a transport datastream from video and/or audio data to at least one receiver of the transport datastream calculates the time information (pcrn+1; rtpn+1; tn+1) integrated in a transport data packet of the transport datastream iteratively from the time information (pcrn; rtpn; t1) of the transport data packet last transmitted in the transport datastream with integrated time information, from a transmission time of data bits transmitted since the last transmitted transport data packet with integrated time information in the transport datastream and from a clock (fpcr; fsys). The time information (pcrn+1, pcrn; rtpn+1, rtpn; tn+1, t1) serves in each case for the signaling of times or a clock, and, in each case, contains a pulse number counted up to the transmission time of the respective transport data packet of the clock (fpcr; fsys)..
12/11/14
20140362740
Method and apparatus for allocation of information to channels of a communication system
Methods and apparatus are described for improving the transmission of information over wireless communication channels. These techniques include determining available communication channels for transmitting information and determining possible physical layer packet sizes of the available channels.
12/11/14
20140362294
On-screen display of input sources with position-based arrangement
On-screen display techniques and configurations for audiovisual content input selection and indications in a television, monitor, receiver, or other electronic display device are described herein. An on-screen user interface of a display device may be enhanced with on-screen indications that indicate the position of the respective audiovisual content.
12/11/14
20140362290
Facilitating generation and presentation of sound images
A system, method, and computer-readable media are described for facilitating generation and/or presentation of sound images. In one embodiment, a method of facilitating generation of sound images includes receiving a user selection of an image from a video.
12/11/14
20140362236
Context based management for secure augmented reality applications
An example system that allows a camera enabled application, such as an augmented reality application, to run in a protected area may include a first device including a camera, the camera including a secure mode of operation and a display, an image processing module configured to convert image data from the camera to encoded data when the camera is in the secure mode and protect image data stored in the system, an encryption module configured to encrypt encoded data from the image processing module, and a protected audiovisual path mechanism configured to securely send augmented encoded data to the display.. .
12/11/14
20140362233
System and method for reconfiguration of an entertainment system controlling device
An entertainment device is used to notify a user of a change in an audio visual entertainment system configuration in which at least one of a plurality devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual source and at least one of the plurality of devices is connected to the entertainment device as an audio and/or visual output destination for the entertainment device and/or to notify a user of a perceived problem in a configuration of a controlling device used to control functional operations of the audio visual entertainment system.. .
12/11/14
20140362223
Theft deterrent system at product display area with targeted advertising
A theft deterrent system and method at a product display area. In a preferred embodiment, the system displays video of customers on a public view monitor (pvm) located near the product display area in response to detecting customer interactions with the products in the product display area.
12/11/14
20140362217
Method and system for monitoring a location
A method and system for monitoring a location via a called telephony communication device is disclosed. The method at the called telephony communication device includes receiving a request from a calling telephony communication device.
12/11/14
20140362201
Apparatus, method and article for providing audio of different programs
A system enables two different users to independently view and listen to two completely different programs being displayed concurrently on the same display (e.g., in a split screen mode), or on multiple displays that are visible by different users, by sending the audio signal of one of the programs being displayed to the headphone device of the user currently looking at that program being displayed on the display. In one embodiment, the headphone device includes a camera mounted on the headphone device that is positioned to detect and/or track eye movements/positions or other movements of the user wearing the headphone device to determine which program that user is currently looking at..
12/11/14
20140362171
Bidirectional audio/video: system and method for opportunistic scheduling and transmission
A bidirectional transceiver includes a media transmitter, a media receiver, a network transmitter, and a network receiver. Each of these components includes an interface to a respective differential wire pair of a cable.
12/11/14
20140362169
System and method for pc-based video conferencing and audio/video presentation
A video conferencing/presentation system includes a pc docking station and a room media unit. The dock includes speakerphone and tactile user interface.
12/11/14
20140362165
Multi-media conferencing system
A multi-media conferencing system that integrates visual, audio, independent data interaction and modification, collaboration of information, independent video and 3d model viewing and manipulation, and networking among all participants in the meeting. Each participant conference display typically shows two content sectors under the control of the presenter and a selectable number of other content sectors under the control of the participant.


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