|| List of recent Audio-related patents
|Audiovisual reproduction system|
Audiovisual reproduction system including a central unit managing a sound control circuit, and a telecommunications modem connected to a distribution network controlled by a host server, through a multitask operating system created around a tools and services library, in which the operating system includes a function that adjusts the sound control circuit to couple volumes in the various areas in which the loudspeakers in the audiovisual reproduction system are used, this function being accessible through a management mode of the multitask operating system, the coupling maintaining the ratios between the various volumes in each area when the volume in one area is modified.. .
|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.
|Methods for analyzing and compressing multiple images|
Systems, methods, and media for providing an advertisement in correspondence with a radio broadcast are provided. A radio broadcast receiver receives the radio broadcast.
|System and method for recording and analyzing audience information of audio/video program|
A method for recording and analyzing audience information of an audio/video program is provided. The method includes receiving at least one user information from at least one online social service, at least one audio/video capture information from at least one terminal device associated with the at least one user information, and at least one social behavior information related to the at least one audio/video capture information from the at least one online social service.
|Audio user interface apparatus and method|
A method comprises converting an audio frequency domain signal into one or more voltage signals. Then the characteristics of the one or more voltage signals are determined.
|Electronic device and control method thereof|
There are provided an electronic device and a control method thereof. First contents related to an image and second contents generated by converting the recorded audio into text are displayed on a touchscreen, instead of a playback screen of the image when the electronic device plays the image and enters a mode for recording audio.
|System and method for generating a color palette based on audio content|
A computer-implemented system and method of determining a color palette to be associated with an audio selection is presented. The system and method includes receiving an audio selection, sending data associated with the audio selection to a music information server and receiving information about the audio selection, sending the information to a color palette server that selects one or more color palettes based on the information, receiving the color palettes from the color palette server, associating one of the color palettes with the audio selection, and sending the associated color palette and audio selection to one or more third parties using a mode of social media..
|System and method for captioning media|
A method for collaboratively captioning streamed media, the method including: rendering a visual representation of the audio at a first device, receiving segment parameters for a first media segment from the first device, rendering the visual representation of the audio at a second device, the second device different from the first device, and receiving a caption for the first media segment from the second device.. .
|System for communicating media to users over a network|
A system of selectively providing media as audio or video or combined media to users in a categorized highly segmented manner. Employing communications and operative software adapted to the task running on a networked computer or server, the system stores media browsers which use media files related to the products and services of one subscribing client.
|Interaction using content|
A method, computer-readable medium and system for interacting using content are disclosed. A web response may be executed on a first computer system and/or another computer system associated with the first computer system responsive to the initiation of a call over a voice channel between the first computer system and a second computer system.
|Encoding device, decoding device, encoding method and decoding method|
By copying to a high-frequency band portion (extension band) a low-frequency band portion in which peaking has been set to a sufficiently low state, this encoding device is capable of preventing generation of a spectrum with overly high peaking in the high-frequency band portion, and of generating a high-quality extension band spectrum. This device comprises: a maximum value search unit which searches, in each of multiple sub-bands obtained by dividing the low-frequency band portion of an audio signal and/or music signal below a prescribed frequency, for the maximum value of the amplitude of a first spectrum obtained by decoding first encoded data, which is encoded data in the low-frequency band portion; and an amplitude normalization unit which obtains a normalized spectrum by normalizing, at the maximum values of the amplitude of each sub-band, the first spectrum contained in each sub-band..
|Encoding device and encoding method, decoding device and decoding method, and program|
The present technology relates to an encoding device and an encoding method, a decoding device and a decoding method, and a program, configured to obtain a high quality audio with less encoding amount. A number-of-sections determining feature amount calculating circuit calculates a number-of-sections determining feature amount for determining the number of divisions to divide a process target section into continuous frame sections each including a frame for which the same estimation coefficient is selected, based on sub-band signals of a plurality of sub-bands constituting an input signal.
|Multimedia keepsakes and method and system for their manufacture|
An audio or multimedia unit is provided which may be attached to or mounted within an existing book. In a record mode of operation, it permits a user to select a particular page of the book and record audio or multimedia information relative to that page.
|Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and image processing system|
An image processing apparatus includes an image processor; an audio input to input a user's speech; a storage to store at least one simple sentence voice command and an operation corresponding to the simple sentence voice command; a communication device to communicate with a server that analyzes a descriptive sentence voice command and determine an operation corresponding to the descriptive sentence voice command; an audio processor to process a first voice command corresponding to the speech and conduct the operation corresponding to the simple sentence voice command if the first voice command is the simple sentence voice command, and to transmit the first voice command to the communication device if the first voice command is not the simple sentence voice command; and a controller configured to display a first guide image which recommends the simple sentence voice command stored in the storage if the corresponding operation for the first voice command determined by the server is identical to one of the at least one simple sentence voice command stored in the storage.. .
|Systems and methods for automated media commentary|
Techniques for providing automated media commentary are provided. A user agent requests audio commentary for media.
|Systems and methods for filtering objectionable content|
Systems and methods for filtering media containing objectionable content are described. Marker files that list the times objectionable content occurs in audio content (such as a song, podcast, audio associated with a video or television program, or the like) can be stored in a user device.
|System and method for generating a script for a web conference|
A system includes an interface operable to detect a plurality of active audio streams in a plurality of multimedia streams, each multimedia stream associated with a particular user. The system further includes a processor operable to generate a text translation of each active audio stream and generate a script comprising the text translation of each active audio stream and an indication of the particular user associated with each active audio stream, the text translations being ordered according to times associated with the respective corresponding active audio stream..
|Audio visual signature, method of deriving a signature, and method of comparing audio-visual data background|
The invention relates to the analysis of characteristics of audio and/or video signals for the generation of audio-visual content signatures. To determine an audio signature a region of interest for example of high entropy—is identified in audio signature data.
|Telecommunications methods and systems providing user specific audio optimization|
Systems and methods for applying user specific acoustic adjustment parameters are provided. The intelligibility of speech for a particular user is determined and a set of acoustic adjustment parameters is determined.
|Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal|
A method and device for automatically increasing the spectral bandwidth of an audio signal including generating a “mapping” (or “prediction”) matrix based on the analysis of a reference wideband signal and a reference narrowband signal, the mapping matrix being a transformation matrix to predict high frequency energy from a low frequency energy envelope, generating an energy envelope analysis of an input narrowband audio signal, generating a resynthesized noise signal by processing a random noise signal with the mapping matrix and the envelope analysis, high-pass filtering the resynthesized noise signal, and summing the high-pass filtered resynthesized noise signal with the input narrowband audio signal. Other embodiments are disclosed..
|Noise reduction devices and noise reduction methods|
A noise reduction device may be provided. The noise reduction device may include: an input configured to receive an input signal including a representation in a frequency domain of an audio signal, wherein the representation includes a plurality of time frames and a plurality of coefficients for each time frame; a noise detection circuit configured to determine a first indicator being indicative of a bandwidth of a coefficient over at least two time; a noise reduction circuit configured to reduce based on the first indicator a noise component in the audio signal; and an output configured to output an output signal including a representation in the frequency domain of the audio signal with the reduced noise component..
|Flight recording system in an aircraft integrating the audio management function|
A flight recording system with a simple, precise, reliable and low cost installation and connection architecture. This system includes a box provided with reversible fastening means onto the aircraft, said box comprising recording means for recording conversations and audio communications and audio management means for managing signals and for providing the recording means with signals originating from the audio environment of the cockpit..
|Audio signal receiving device and system for transmitting audio signal, audio signal receiver device, audio signal transmission system|
An audio signal receiving device and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The system comprises an audio signal adapter device and an audio signal receiving device; the audio signal adapter device comprises an audio interface and an adapter end interface; an audio pin of the audio interface is connected with a first audio signal pin of the adapter end interface, a ground pin of the audio interface is connected with a first reference signal pin of the adapter end interface; the audio signal receiving device comprises a receiving end interface, a usb physical layer control module and an audio signal receiving module; the receiving end interface has a second audio signal pin and a second reference signal pin; the usb physical layer control module comprises a comparator; the audio signal receiving module is connected with an output pin of the comparator..
A system may allow users to automatically record radio programs for later consumption. When a user is listening to a radio program in the car, and arrives at the destination, the user's mobile device may capture an audio sample of the radio station, along with a gps location of the user, and may transmit this information to a radio station application server.
|Fully implantable cochlear implant systems including optional external components and methods for using the same|
An exemplary method includes 1) detecting, by an external module configured to be positioned external to and worn by a patient, an input audio signal presented to the patient, 2) acoustically transmitting, by the external module, an audio signal representative of the input audio signal, 3) detecting, by an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, the acoustically transmitted audio signal, 4) generating, by the implantable module, one or more stimulation parameters based on the acoustically transmitted audio signal, and 5) applying, by the implantable module, electrical stimulation representative of the input audio signal to one or more stimulation sites within the patient in accordance with the one or more stimulation parameters.. .
|Mobile phone to appliance communication via audio sampling|
The present subject matter relates to systems and methodologies for communicating between an appliance and a mobile device using audio signaling. An appliance is provided with an audio generating device controlled by a processor to cause the audio device to produce encoded sounds.
|Recordable display apparatus|
The invention provides a recordable display apparatus, which uses a converting unit to convert the digital image signal into a specific image signal, in which the specific image signal has a signal format acceptable by the multimedia processor. The multimedia processor is used for integrating the specific image signal and the sound signal produced by the sound-receiving unit during receiving and recording the ambient sound into an audio/video (av) recording data..
|Acoustical signal generator using two transducers and a reflector with a non-flat contour|
The present invention relates to an audio generator comprising, a first and a second transducer element, and the first transducer element has a first membrane having a surface which is non-flat, and a reflector, wherein the reflector has a surface with a non-flat contour and the reflector co-operating with directive guiding walls so as to lead and guide audio pressure waves to propagate in predetermined directions.. .
|Audio device with a voice coil channel and a separately amplified telecoil channel|
A portable audio device has a voice coil audio signal processor in which a desired audio content signal is combined with an anti-noise signal produced by an active noise cancellation block. A voice coil amplifier receives a volume setting and is coupled to an output of the voice coil audio signal processor.
|Auditory and sensory augmentation and protection system, device and method|
This invention relates generally to an auditory and sensory augmentation and protection system, device and method to monitor and identify sound and sensory situations, generate data related audio information upon sensing of the sound and sensory situation to provide additional data streams through transmission systems and applications, wristbands, mobile applications and other interfaces, in the form of auditory and sensory augmentation to an individual requesting such augmentation while simultaneously providing protection to the user's hearing in both the sensed sound situation and the auditory augmentation signal.. .
|In-vehicle audio device|
In a structure of an in-vehicle audio device, the audio system has an audio signal supplying section, an audio signal processing section, a balance adjustment section and an audio signal output section. A right audio signal processing section and a left audio signal processing section in the audio signal processing section perform a process of filtering audio signals supplied from the audio signal supplying section on the basis of a transfer function.
|Process and device for synthesis of an audio signal according to the playing of an instrumentalist that is carried out on a vibrating body|
Process for synthesis of a synthesized audio signal, in which at least one audio signal of contact is produced for each excitation contact of a sequence of contacts carried out on a vibrating body (2). A partial attenuation signal of remanence is generated from at least one vibration signal representative of the vibration of the vibrating body (2) generated by at least one excitation contact, named partial contact, the partial attenuation signal of remanence being representative, of a partial attenuation of at least one remanent audio signal of contact, resulting from an excitation contact that is previous to said partial contact.
|Magnetic earphones holder|
A set of headphones and audio system comprises a first set of buttons for controlling a volume level of transmitted audio to the headphones and a second set of buttons for controlling a volume level of external audio played by the headphones. The transmitted audio comprises audio received from an audio source such as an electronic device and the external audio comprises surrounding ambient noise received by a microphone coupled to the headphones.
|Audio signal receiving device, audio signal adapter device and system for transmitting audio signal|
An audio signal receiving device, an audio signal adapter device and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The audio signal adapter device is connected with an audio signal sending device and the audio signal receiving device and is configured to transmit a signal between the audio signal sending device and the audio signal receiving device, and the device comprises: a loudspeaker interface having an audio pin, a ground pin and a mic pin; and a adapter end interface having an audio signal pin, a reference signal pin and a ground pin.
|Headset with auxiliary input(s) for cell phone and/or other devices|
An active-noise-reduction (anr) headset includes at least one auxiliary connection to an output of at least one device, such as a personal communications, computing, and/or entertainment device. An exemplary headset also includes a primary connection to a two-way radio or public-address system and circuitry for automatically suppressing or muting the volume of an auxiliary input signal relative to that of a primary input signal.
|Real time audio echo and background noise reduction for a mobile device|
An audio enhancement system includes a display unit configured to exhibit a waveform corresponding to a microphone signal that is subject to an audio interference. The audio enhancement system also includes an interference reduction unit coupled to the microphone signal and configured to provide a reduction in the audio interference, wherein a reduced audio interference is indicated by the waveform in real time.
|Systems and methods for altering the input dynamic range of an auditory device|
An auditory device according to one embodiment includes a processing unit configurable to determine a noise estimate and a measure for one of a plurality of samples of an audio signal. The measure relates to an upper volume bounds.
|Determining room dimensions and a relative layout using audio signals and motion detection|
Methods and apparatus are provided for determining room dimensions and layout. A method includes receiving an audio signal from at least one other detection apparatus.
|Cover for audio and video inputs|
A microphone or lens cover covers a microphone opening or the lens of a camera on a portable computer or mobile electronic device. The base of the cover is affixed to the electronic device, and the lid is movable to permit the microphone or lens to be exposed and used, or to be covered.
|System and method for captioning media|
A method for collaboratively captioning media, the media including video and audio, the method including: receiving a first annotation as a caption in a first language for a media segment from a first device, rendering the first annotation as the caption in the first language for the media segment at a second device, receiving a second annotation as the caption in the first language for the media segment from the second device, and in response to a request from a third device to stream the media, streaming the video, the audio, and the second annotation to the third device.. .
|Wearable surgical imaging device with semi-transparent screen|
A mobile, wearable imaging system, having operator eyewear with a plurality of semi-transparent lenses, a microphone, a video capture device, and an accelerometer, wherein the semi-transparent lenses provide the operator a full-forward head's up view and a view of an external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view. The system also includes a mobile multifunction controller including an image processor that receives the external image and produces the view of an external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view in the operator eyewear, an audio signal processor, a motion signal processor, a gesture sensor, a manual input device, and a general processor unit, which executes a received system command, and where symbolic data received by the controller is selectively combined with the external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view..
|Augmenting web conferences via text extracted from audio content|
Systems and methods for augmenting web conference sessions with multimedia content based on text extracted from audio content transmitted during the web conference. In one embodiment, a conference application or other application can receive audio content from at least one client participating in a web conference.
|Safe weapon container for securely releasing a defense weapon|
Some embodiments of the invention provide a safe weapon container for securely holding a defense weapon that is only accessible to an authorized user upon one or more successful biometric inputs that authenticate the identity of the authorized user. The safe weapon container includes a safe, a surveillance camera, an audio intercom, a biometric input device, a door status contact device, a tamper switch, a delay release lock, and an internet protocol (ip) module..
|Server and client processing multiple sets of channel information and controlling method of the same|
A technical method related to a server and a client processing multiple sets of channel information is disclosed. Herein, an apparatus of processing multiple channel information according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a decoder decoding encoded data received from a server, a demultiplexer demultiplexing video data, audio data and metadata for each channel from the decoded data, a controller extracting video data, audio data and metadata for a channel group for on-screen display (osd) data, the channel group including one or more channels, an osd generator generating osd data based on the extracted video data, audio data and metadata for the channel group, and a display module displaying the generated osd data on a predetermined section along with a broadcast screen of a currently selected channel..
|System and method for providing user-definable audio indicators for multimedia channel selections|
A method includes providing a user interface to a set-top box. The user interface facilitates an association of an audio indicator with a channel selection action.
|System and method for word relevant content delivery for television media|
A system and method for delivering relevant content receives media data for television broadcasts comprising video or audio data and to extract target words from the media data. The system determines word relevant content based on the extracted target words and transmits the word relevant content to a user equipment..
|Video distribution and playback|
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a content delivery network with one or more network-connected audiovisual players. A content delivery network provider can provide an access module residing within a network-connected audiovisual player wherein the access module can be configured to control the player.
|System and method for automated broadcast media identification|
An media identification system, operable by a network entity, receives media data for broadcast program segments including at least one of video data or audio data. The media identification system encodes a reference fingerprint based on the media data and receives a program log associated with the media data, the program log including segment names and broadcast times for the broadcast program segments.
|Universal multiplexer for content channels via injecting|
An interface for a single network point that provides channels of content and services to a subscribing user while maintaining the functionality of the channels of content as separate entities. Channels of content and services include, but are not limited to audio and video via cable and broadcast over the air, satellite broadcasts, cell phone service, gps, internet, and voice over internet protocol (voip).
|Data highlighting and extraction|
We are facing an explosion in availability of online content, in particular accessing audio, video, and other data is considered to be driving the expansion of the internet to accommodate access needs. However, time availability for accessing such data remains constrained and it is becoming more imperative that a technology be utilized to package the data for example, as a collective cut, to facilitate its consumption by pre-identifying portions of the data that are expected to be interesting to a consumer.
|Method for generating a menu for presenting audiovisual programs paid for by several users, device and computer program for implementing the method|
A method is provided for generating a presentation menu for presenting audio and audiovisual contents on the screen of a receiver, which are downloadable from a broadcasting network or from dedicated sites. A user selects accessible contents and makes payment to make these contents available at the receiver.
|Presenting mobile content based on programming context|
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating search queries in response to obtaining audio samples on a client device. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of i) receiving audio data from a client device, ii) identifying specific content from captured media based on the received audio data, wherein the identified specific content is associated with the received audio data and the captured media includes at least one of audio media or audio-video media, iii) obtaining additional metadata associated with the identified content, iv) generating a search query based at least in part on the obtained additional metadata, and v) returning one or more search results to the client device, the one or more search results responsive to the search query and associated with the received audio data..
|Accessing audio files from an online content management system|
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that facilitates accessing audio files associated with a user from an online content management system. During operation, the online content management system receives a function call from a client to list audio files associated with the user.
|System and method for fingerprinting datasets|
Systems and methods for the matching of datasets, such as input audio segments, with known datasets in a database are disclosed. In an illustrative embodiment, the use of the presently disclosed systems and methods is described in conjunction with recognizing known network message recordings encountered during an outbound telephone call.
|Audio-based electronic transaction authorization system and method|
Methods and systems for facilitating and authorizing electronic transactions with various devices and systems are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention utilize audio messages to initiate, process and complete transactions between two or more parties, allowing users to efficiently and effectively enter into and complete financial transactions with businesses and other users.
|Audio signal encoder|
An apparatus comprising: a coding rate determiner configured to determine a first coding bitrate for at least one first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter and a second coding bitrate for at least one second frame audio signal multi-channel parameter, wherein the combined first and second coding bitrate is less than a bitrate limit; a channel analyser configured to determine for a first frame the at least one first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter and configured to determine for a second frame the at least one second frame audio signal multi-channel parameter; a multi-channel parameter determiner configured to generate an encoded first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter within the first coding bitrate from the at least one first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter and configured to generate an encoded at least one second frame audio signal parameter within the second coding bitrate from the at least one second frame audio signal multi-channel parameter; and a multiplexer configured to combine the encoded at least one first frame audio signal multi-channel parameter and the encoded at least one second frame audio signal multi-channel parameter.. .
|System and method for customized prompting|
A method for providing an audible prompt to a user within a vehicle. The method includes retrieving one or more data files from a memory device.
|Mirror with audio-emitting device|
A mirror has an audio-emitting device. A pre-recorded message plays aloud through a speaker on the frame of the mirror.
|Synchronizing the playing and displaying of digital content|
The techniques disclosed herein allow a user to synchronize the playing and displaying of digital content on an electronic device. The device may render a first portion of digital content so it may be displayed.
|Dac device and audio system|
In a dac device, a distortion correction function g1(x) of a harmonic obtained from a result of a frequency analysis on an analog output signal of a dac circuit is obtained. A correction value is determined based on the correction function g1(x) in accordance with an input digital signal, and is previously stored in a memory.
|Method and system for transmitting audio signal|
A method and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The system includes a transmission device and a receiving device communicating with the transmission device via a network.
|Speech modification for distributed story reading|
Various embodiments provide an interactive, shared, story-reading experience in which stories can be experienced from remote locations. Various embodiments enable augmentation or modification of audio and/or video associated with the story-reading experience.
|Dynamic presentation of navigation instructions|
In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to provide navigation instructions to a user of the mobile device. The navigation instructions can be graphical, textual or audio instructions.
|Audio monitor and event-conflict signaling system|
Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for an audio monitoring and event-conflict signaling system. An embodiment operates by receiving airport audio communication originating from an airport control tower (atct) of an airport with one or more runways or a flight deck of an aircraft.
|Discovery of music artist and title by a radio station connection to an acoustic fingerprinting service provider|
Methods and apparatus for a radio station to communicate station identification and song metadata and audio for songs as they are played to an acoustic analysis system for song recognition to users of the acoustic analysis system.. .
|Electronic device and method of controlling the same|
An electronic device connected to at least one external electronic device, the electronic device including a communication unit configured to perform data communication with the at least one external electronic device, an interface unit configured to connect to a sound output device, and a controller configured to receive audio data when the sound output device is connected to the electronic device through the interface unit, the audio data associated with a first external electronic device outputting a second content associated with a first content being output through the electronic device from the first external electronic device, and to output the received audio data through the sound output device.. .