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06/16/16
20160174334 
 Lighting system for contained environments patent thumbnailLighting system for contained environments
Techniques and architecture are disclosed for a lighting system for contained environments, such as elevators or other such environments. The lighting system can include one or more luminaires and/or one or more display devices that include tunable output controlled to automatically change the ambient lighting and/or presentable content (e.g., imagery, video, audio) based on one or more conditions related to the contained environment.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


06/16/16
20160174195 
 Embms audio packets protection in dual-sim dual-standby or srlte mobile device patent thumbnailEmbms audio packets protection in dual-sim dual-standby or srlte mobile device
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus determines a timing of each of one or more audio transmissions of one or more audio segments through multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) streaming via a first radio access technology (rat), where the mbms streaming includes the one or more audio segments and one or more video segments.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160174180 
 Systems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for syncronizing multiple electronic devices
Embodiments are provided for syncing multiple electronic devices for collective audio playback. According to certain aspects, a master device connects (218) to a slave device via a wireless connection.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


06/16/16
20160174036 
 Establishing presence by identifying audio sample and position patent thumbnailEstablishing presence by identifying audio sample and position
Systems and methods to capture, in a first device, a sample of audio data streaming from a server, transmit the sample to the server, and receive, in the first device, access to a secure service provided by the server when the server verifies that the first device is at a location of the audio based on the sample.. .
Google Inc.


06/16/16
20160174012 
 System and  processing an input signal to produce 3d audio effects patent thumbnailSystem and processing an input signal to produce 3d audio effects
A processing system for processing an input signal to produce three-dimensional audio effects is disclosed. The processing system comprises: a cue sending path configured to extract a set of binaural cues from the input signal and further configured to send at least a portion of the extracted set of binaural cues to at least one directional loudspeaker for transmission; and an ambience sending path configured to send at least a part of the input signal comprising ambience sounds to at least one conventional loudspeaker for transmission..
Nanyang Technological University


06/16/16
20160174011 
 Automatic audio adjustment balance patent thumbnailAutomatic audio adjustment balance
Various systems and methods for automatically adjusting audio balance are described herein. A system for automatically adjusting audio balance includes a distance module to determine a distance from an audio speaker to an audience, the audio speaker being one of a plurality of audio speakers, an audio modification module to determine a modification to an audio characteristic of the audio speaker based on the distance, the modification to provide a balanced soundstage for the audience from the plurality of audio speakers, and a control module to apply the modification of the audio characteristic to the audio speaker..
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160174009 
 Signal processor and signal processing method patent thumbnailSignal processor and signal processing method
A signal processor includes an input unit that receives a first audio signal and a second audio signal including mutually correlated components, a delay unit that delays the first audio signal received at the input unit by a prescribed delay time, a synthesis unit that synthesizes the first audio signal having been delayed by the delay unit with the second audio signal received at the input unit, and outputs a third audio signal resulting from synthesis, and a frequency band restriction unit that restricts a level of the first audio signal before the synthesis in a prescribed frequency band including a frequency of a dip occurring at a lowest frequency among a plurality of dips occurring in a frequency characteristic of the third audio signal as a result of the synthesis performed by the synthesis unit. .
Yamaha Corporation


06/16/16
20160174008 
 Method for rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels and  rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels patent thumbnailMethod for rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels and rendering multi-channel audio signals for l1 channels to a different number l2 of loudspeaker channels
Multi-channel audio content is mixed for a particular loudspeaker setup. However, a consumer's audio setup is very likely to use a different placement of speakers.
Thomson Licensing


06/16/16
20160174005 
 Sensor systems patent thumbnailSensor systems
A sensor system is provided. The sensor system includes a control device and a sensor device.
Quanta Computer Inc.


06/16/16
20160174004 
 Techniques for analyzing connectivity within an audio transducer array patent thumbnailTechniques for analyzing connectivity within an audio transducer array
An array of audio transducers includes an optical emitter, for example, and without limitation, a light emitting diode (led), associated with each transducer. Simultaneous stimulation of all transducers illuminates all led's.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


06/16/16
20160174003 

Error correction for ultrasonic audio systems


Systems and methods for removing or reducing distortion in an ultrasonic audio system can include receiving a first audio signal, wherein the first audio signal represents audio content to be reproduced using the ultrasonic audio system; calculating a first error function for the ultrasonic audio system, the first error function comprising an estimate of distortion introduced by reproduction of the audio content by the ultrasonic audio system; transforming the first audio signal into a first pre-conditioned audio signal by combining the first error function with the first audio signal; and modulating the transformed audio signal onto an ultrasonic carrier.. .
Turtle Beach Corporation


06/16/16
20160174001 

Hearing aid having a classifier


A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters.
Widex A/s


06/16/16
20160174000 

Hearing aid having a classifier for classifying auditory environments and sharing settings


A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20) being connected via a short range data communication link (15, 29). The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) analyzing auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds.
Widex A/s


06/16/16
20160173999 

Hearing aid having an adaptive classifier


A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20) being connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) analyzing auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds.
Widex A/s


06/16/16
20160173995 

System and dynamic recovery of audio data


A system for processing audio data comprising a first system configured to receive an input audio data signal and to electronically process the input audio data signal to generate level normalized audio data. A second system configured to receive the level normalized audio data and to electronically process the level normalized audio data to generate a double sideband am signal.
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173987 

Systems and methods for independent and control-isolated audio processing (iciap)


Systems and methods are provided that may implement independent and control-isolated audio processing (iciap) to separate and/or control audio streams at multiple levels of sensitivity and/or security. The disclosed systems and methods may be implemented in one example using separate real time digital audio processing and mixing hardware “channels” for each audio stream that are provided within an iciap connection system that includes at least one iciap audio processing device and a separate control processor, while at the same time incorporating a comprehensive set of interlocks to ensure the separation of audio data streams from one another and from control information, and to ensure authorization in real time for each different audio stream..
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Lp


06/16/16
20160173985 

Method and system for audio data transmission


Various aspects of a method and system for audio data transmission are disclosed herein. The method includes selection of a frequency modulation (fm) band by a first electronic device.
Sony Corporation


06/16/16
20160173984 

Automatic audio system equalizing


An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units.
Bose Corporation


06/16/16
20160173983 

Method of controlling diaphragm excursion of electrodynamic loudspeakers


The present application relates in one aspect to a method of controlling diaphragm excursion of an electrodynamic loudspeaker. The method comprises dividing the audio input signal into at least a low-frequency band signal and a high-frequency band signal by a band-splitting network and applying the low-frequency band signal to a diaphragm excursion estimator.
Analog Devices Global


06/16/16
20160173982 

Wearable audio mixing


Examples of systems and methods for mixing sounds are generally described herein. A method may include determining the identification of a plurality of worn devices, each of the plurality of worn devices assigned to a sound.
Intel Corporation


06/16/16
20160173980 

Solid state relay circuit arrangement for audio signals and switching system


A solid state relay circuit arrangement for audio signals is described, of the type comprising a first mosfet and a second mosfet in a back-to-back configuration, adapted to receive an input signal on the source electrode of the first mosfet and to take the output signal on the source electrode of the second mosfet, with a driving voltage being applied to the gate electrodes of said first mosfet and second mosfet, apt to change, on the basis of its value, the operational state of said first mosfet and second mosfet, according to the invention, each of said first mosfet and second mosfet includes a respective bypass capacitor arranged between its source electrode and its gate electrode, having such a capacitance value to determine a bypass path for the input signal from the source electrode to the gate electrode in the operating frequency range of said input signal.. .
Magneti Marelli S.p.a.


06/16/16
20160173979 

System and decorrelating audio data


A system for processing audio data comprising an audio data source. A delay system coupled to the audio data source and a delay input and configured to delay audio data provided by the audio data source by an amount of time equal to the delay input.
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173978 

Audio signal processing method and apparatus and differential beamforming method and apparatus


An audio signal processing method and apparatus and a differential beamforming method and apparatus to resolve a problem that an existing audio signal processing system cannot process audio signals in multiple application scenarios at the same time. The method includes determining a super-directional differential beamforming weighting coefficient, acquiring an audio input signal and determining a current application scenario and an audio output signal, acquiring, a weighting coefficient corresponding to the current application scenario, performing super-directional differential beamforming processing on the audio input signal using the acquired weighting coefficient in order to obtain a super-directional differential beamforming signal in the current application scenario, and performing processing on the formed signal to obtain a final audio signal required by the current application scenario.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173976 

Handheld mobile recording device with microphone characteristic selection means


A handheld mobile recording device including at least a first microphone to capture a first audio signal and an audio processor to process the first audio signal, a storage device to store audio data. The recording device further comprises position detector to detect an essential vertical and handheld moved first position of the recording device and to detect an essential horizontal and static second position of the recording device.
Speech Processing Solutions Gmbh


06/16/16
20160173973 

Audio speaker with externally reinforced passive radiator attachment


A battery powered wireless audio speaker comprising a passive radiator is disclosed. The perimeter portion of the passive radiator is sandwiched between the speaker chassis and the retention gasket that resides between an external overlying perforated cover to firmly secure the passive radiator.
Incipio Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173970 

Wireless phone accessory


An apparatus for receiving audio from an audio source device, comprises a housing. The housing contains a receiver for receiving audio over a wireless connection, a microphone, a transmitter for transmitting audio from the microphone to the audio source device, and a processor capable of establishing the wireless connection.
Clip & Talk Llc


06/16/16
20160173968 

Audio headset


This headset has two earphones adapted to be introduced inside or near to the auditory canal of the user. The earphones are connected by a connection element that has a central band resting on the top of the headset user's head, and two lateral branches extending the band.
Parrot


06/16/16
20160173965 

Wearable device


Wearable device includes a receiving module configured to connect an electronic device, a power amplifier coupled to the receiving module, and a first speaker coupled to the power amplifier. The receiving module receives an audio file of the electronic device, and the power amplifier amplifies an audio signal of the audio file and controls the first speaker to convert an amplified audio signal to an acoustical signal for outputting..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173960 

Methods and systems for generating audiovisual media items


The various embodiments described herein include methods and systems for generating an audiovisual media item. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system.
Eyegroove, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173958 

Broadcasting receiving apparatus and control method thereof


A broadcasting receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive content of a genre selected by a user; a signal processing unit configured to perform signal processing on the received content; an output unit configured to output the content on which signal processing is performed; and a processor configured to analyze an audio signal included in the content on which signal processing is performed, extract keywords, generate additional information corresponding to a content output scene based on the extracted keywords, and simultaneously output the additional information and the content on which signal processing is performed.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173954 

A playing a media stream in a browser application


Media comprising media segments is played in a browser application. The segments comprise video and/or audio payload data encoded by a codec supported by this browser application.
The Virtual Cable Company Bvba


06/16/16
20160173945 

Method and transmitting/receiving broadcast signal in hybrid broadcasting system


A receiver for processing a broadcast signal in a hybrid broadcasting system combining a broadcast network and a broadband network, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises a receiving unit for receiving a digital broadcast signal; a signal decoder for parsing fac data or a common data unit included in the received broadcast signal and parsing network information from the fac data or the common data; a service signaling channel processor for parsing a base data unit indicated by a base data unit identifier and parsing signaling data from the base data unit; and an audio/video processor for decoding broadcasting service using the signaling data.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160173944 

Processing techniques in audio-visual streaming systems


Techniques are disclosed that generally relate to content delivery techniques in audio-visual systems. In an audio-visual system, a method of using sensors to incrementally present content elements on a display includes presenting a first content element on the display, receiving first data from a sensor, the first data associated with a first distance.
Vessel Group, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173931 

Methods, devices and systems for audiovisual synchronization with multiple output devices


Methods, devices and systems are provided for provisioning an output device for use with a media device to produce synchronized audio and video portions of media content. An exemplary method involves a media device identifying a device type associated with the output device, obtaining synchronization settings for the device type from a server via a network, and presenting audiovisual content in accordance with the synchronization settings obtained from the server..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


06/16/16
20160173927 

Ad hoc collaboration network for capturing audio/video data


Software authenticates a first user of a first mobile device and a second user of a second mobile device. Each user agrees or has previously agreed to share video data captured by the user with other authenticated users.
Yahoo! Inc.


06/16/16
20160173926 

Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements


System and methods for finding and accessing target content from audio and video content sources, including means and methods for extracting captions from audio and video content sources; searching the captions for a mention of at least one target; extracting audio and video segments relating to the at least one target; delivering extracted audio and video segments to a user device; analyzing the results for target content; thereby providing a method for quickly finding and accessing desired audio and video content from a large number of sources.. .

06/16/16
20160173921 

Methods and crediting a media presentation device


Methods and apparatus for crediting a media presentation device are disclosed. An example method includes detecting whether encoded information is present in audio obtained from a media device during a time period.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


06/16/16
20160173825 

Real-time visual customer support enablement system and method


Disclosed is a system and method for providing real-time visual customer support. In one embodiment, the present system is configured to enhance native phone communication by simultaneously being able to deliver one-way real-time visual streaming from the end consumer.
Livegenic Inc.


06/16/16
20160173809 

Mounting an audio/video system and related methods and systems


An audio-video (av) system in one embodiment includes a mounting apparatus for mounting the system to a wall support located behind a wall surface and within an in-wall space. The mounting apparatus includes a support member for supporting at least one component in a support space within the in-wall space, a display mounting member 30 for mounting a display device, and a removable wall opening cover for concealing at least a portion of the in-wall space that would otherwise be visible through a wall opening to a viewer.
Millson Custom Solutions Inc.


06/16/16
20160173808 

System and level control at a receiver


A system for controlling a volume level of television program audio data comprising a first automatic gain control unit having a first threshold value, a first target value, a first smoothing time and a first recovery rate, configured to receive an audio input and to generate an audio output. A second automatic gain control unit having a second threshold value, a second target value, a second smoothing time and a second recovery rate, configured to receive the audio output of the first automatic gain control unit and to generate a second audio output, wherein the first threshold value is less than the second threshold value..
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173720 

Picture displaying method and apparatus, and terminal device


A picture displaying method and apparatus, and a terminal device are disclosed. The method includes detecting a view instruction, input by a user, on any picture; responding to the view instruction and outputting the picture; acquiring generation time of the picture from exif information of the picture; and querying whether an audio file with a file name including the generation time of the picture is stored, and if the audio file is stored, outputting the audio file.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160173695 

Telephone and audio controlling method thereof


A telephone and an audio control method thereof are provided. The telephone includes a connector, a detecting circuit and an audio control unit.
Wistron Corporation


06/16/16
20160173676 

In-vehicle voice reception system using audio beamforming and controlling thereof


A sound signal processing system for achieving a handsfree function irrespective of positions of passengers using one microphone includes a microphone including a plurality of cores, and a head unit for generating a plurality of beams using a plurality of analog signals inputted from each of the plurality of cores, searching for a sound signal through each of the plurality of beams to select one beam, and outputting a sound signal corresponding to the selected beam.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160173642 

System and generating a call for media in a communication system


Communication about an event is achieved through a call for media, allowing diverse forms of media such as text, audio, picture, and video to be associated with the call for media for a past, present and/or future event, an event being definable by location, a set time, an object, a state of being, an individual, any combination thereof and others, etc. Calls for media need not be stated as direct requests, but may simply be an event name, to which users may respond with related media.

06/16/16
20160173627 

Method and system for speed and directional control of responsive frame or asset


Disclosed are method and apparatus either of which enables a user to capture a burst of photographs or other asset, such as for example collections of audio recordings, and subsequently display the captured burst of photographs and/or other asset such as sound (which together may form content) on a mobile device. The user interacts with the content by way of gesture or action, controlling the speed and directional movement of the collection of frames and/or other assets.
Dialapp, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173552 

Gateway server conditioned media streaming


Modern audio and video content typically provides multiple programming, such as multiple alternate video versions, multiple language options, and possibly also closed captioning or subtitles in multiple languages. Gateway conditioned media streaming provides systems and methods for conditioning multimedia content according to the preferences of a recipient client device, such that the device receives the preferred video, audio, and/or closed captioning automatically and regardless of the application used to play the content.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173544 

Method and system for providing an audio element cache in a customized personal radio broadcast


Playing preselected content by a processor-based communications device includes maintaining a user profile associated with a user device including information relating to a preference of a user associated with the profile, maintaining a user listening history identifying at least a portion of internet radio broadcast elements previously transmitted and a time at which each broadcast element was previously played by the device, in response to the device logging in and without input from the device, automatically cache a plurality of internet radio broadcast elements sufficient to be played for a pre-determined time period and comprising a plurality of song broadcast elements and advertising broadcast elements, each based on at least one of the user profile and the user listening history, and a personalized broadcast element that includes a reference to a name of the user associated with the device, and transmitting the cached broadcast elements to the device.. .
Black Hills Media Llc


06/16/16
20160173456 

Dynamic spectrum audio encryption and decryption device


A dynamic spectrum audio encryption and decryption device is connected to a cell phone. The dynamic spectrum audio encryption and decryption device generates a communicating signal and encrypts the communicating signal so as to send to the cell phone.

06/16/16
20160173330 

Method and controlling audio/video bridging stream for in-vehicle ethernet


The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling an audio/video bridging (avb) stream in an in-vehicle ethernet communication network. A method for controlling an audio/video bridging (avb) stream in an in-vehicle ethernet communication network may include configuring an avb frame using audio/video (av) data received from an upper application layer, acquiring a stream subtype identifier (id) corresponding to the configured avb frame, identifying a host having generated the avb frame, identifying a domain including the identified host, identifying a stream class of the avb frame, generating an avb stream id based on the acquired stream subtype id, the identified host, the identified domain and the identified stream class, and transmitting the generated avb stream id in the avb frame to a sub layer..
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160173049 

Intelligent audio output devices


An audio output device may include one or more audio sensors configured to detect ambient sound and noises around the audio output device. The audio output device may include a controller configured to analyze the detected sound and noises and may adjust audio settings of the audio output device accordingly.
Ebay Inc.


06/16/16
20160173047 

Audio enhancement via beamforming and multichannel filtering of an input audio signal


Enhancing audio content based on application of different gains to different frequency bands of an audio signal is disclosed. Audio information contained in an input signal can undergo beamforming to provide an initial adjustment to the audio information, e.g., noise reduction, etc.
Bitwave Pte Ltd


06/16/16
20160173046 

Method, head unit and computer-readable recording medium for adjusting bluetooth audio volume


A head unit includes a microcomputer storing last volume information corresponding to a finally adjusted volume of each of at least one mobile terminal. The microcomputer outputs an audio stream having a volume value adjusted based on the last volume information when a first paired mobile terminal of the at least one mobile terminal transmits the audio stream..
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160173034 

Audio amplifying device


An audio amplifying device including a first differential amplifier, a first buffer and a common-mode feedback circuit is provided. The first differential amplifier generates a differential output signal according to a differential input signal, wherein the differential output signal includes a first output signal and a second output signal.
Upi Semiconductor Corp.


06/16/16
20160172808 

Combined audio/video and alternating current (ac) power module


A wall-mounted combination module combines ac power and audio-video (a/v) signaling in a single-gang wall box. The combination module comprises an ac power receptacle and an a/v data port, providing both ac power and a data connection for display devices or a/v content source devices.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


06/16/16
20160172079 

Use of a cable for the transmission of audio signals


According to the invention, a cable (10) is used to transmit audio signals, in particular analogue audio signals. Said cable comprises at least two conductors (12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4), a first connection piece on a first end of the cable (10) for connecting the cable (10) to a first device and a second connection piece on a second end of the cable (10) for connecting the cable (10) to a second device.

06/16/16
20160171990 

Time scaler, audio decoder, method and a computer program using a quality control


A time scaler for providing a time scaled version of an input audio signal is configured to compute or estimate a quality of a time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by a time scaling of the input audio signal. The time scaler is configured to perform the time scaling of the input audio signal in dependence on the computation or estimation of the quality of the time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by the time scaling.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


06/16/16
20160171987 

System and compressed audio enhancement


A system for processing digitally-encoded audio data comprising a compressed audio source device providing a sequence of frames of compressed digital audio data. A compressed audio enhancement system configured to receive the sequence of frames of compressed digital audio data and to generate enhanced audio data by adding masked digital audio data to the sequence of frames of compressed digital audio data, where the masked digital audio data has an energy level sufficient to keep a kinocilia of a listener active.
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171986 

Method of detecting a predetermined frequency band in an audio data signal, detection device and computer program corresponding thereto


A method is provided for detecting a predetermined frequency band in an audio data signal which has previously been coded according to a succession of data blocks, among which at least certain blocks contain respectively at least one set of spectral parameters representing a linear prediction filter. Such a method of detection implements, for a current block among the at least certain blocks and for which at least a plurality of spectral parameters of the set have been previously decoded, acts of: determining, among the plurality of previously decoded spectral parameters, the index of the first spectral parameter closest to a threshold frequency; calculating at least one criterion on the basis of the determined index; and deciding whether the predetermined frequency band is detected in the current block, as a function of the criterion calculated..
Orange


06/16/16
20160171985 

System and dynamic equalization of audio data


A system for processing audio data is disclosed that includes a plurality of gain adjustment devices, each gain adjustment device having an associated audio input frequency band. A plurality of control signal processing systems are configured to receive audio input data for one of the associated audio input frequency bands and to generate a gain adjustment device control signal.
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171977 

Speech recognition using associative mapping


Methods, systems, and apparatus are described that receive audio data for an utterance. Association data is accessed that indicates associations between data corresponding to uncorrupted audio segments, and data corresponding to corrupted versions of the uncorrupted audio segments, where the associations are determined before receiving the audio data for the utterance.
Google Inc.


06/16/16
20160171971 

Guided personal companion


The operation of an application on a first device may be guided by a user operating a second device. The application on the first device may present a character on a display of the first device and obtain an audio signal of speech of a user of the first device.
The Affinity Project, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171969 

Voltage supply circuit included in terminal equipment


A voltage supply circuit included in an audio signal processing device includes a control unit for controlling a signal output from a terminal equipment; a power supply unit for outputting voltage to an earphone device according to a control signal of the control unit; and a variable circuit unit connected to the power supply unit to convert the voltage output from the power supply unit and transmit the converted voltage to the earphone device.. .
Wisol Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160171968 

System and artifact masking


A system for processing audio data comprising a first signal processing path configured to generate a mask control signal. A second signal processing path configured to generate a decorrelated input audio signal.
Psyx Research, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171966 

Active noise cancelling device and actively cancelling acoustic noise


An active noise cancelling device including a sensor configured to convert acoustic signals into first audio signals and a speaker acoustically coupled to the sensor a control stage is configured to control the speaker based on the first audio signals to cause the speaker to produce cancelling acoustic waves that tend to suppress acoustic noise components in the acoustic signals. The control stage includes sigma-delta modulator digital filters..
Stmicroelectronics (shenzhen) R&d Co. Ltd


06/16/16
20160171806 

Identification and authentication in a shared acoustic space


A system includes a memory configured to store data associated with a service that is available. The system also includes a microphone associated with an acoustic space and configured to receive an audio input produced by a person.
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/16/16
20160171559 

Methods and sending content to a media player


The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for sending content to a media player. In general, a user of the disclosed system consumes a plurality of media content (e.g., audio content, visual content, audiovisual content, etc.) distributed from a media server.

06/16/16
20160171511 

Real-time data analytics for enhancing sales and other support functions


Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for monitoring user activities on a web page or application user interface and/or audio communication channels and providing analyzed user data in real time for a range of applications based on the user data. In one aspect, a computer implemented method to collect and analyze web and/or voice data includes aggregating information of an end user across a plurality of communication channels, e.g., including web channels, voice channels, and social media channels, and providing specific information about the end user to a commercial entity to enhance an interaction, service or experience to the end user provided by the commercial entity..
Prospero Analytics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171118 

Examination room table paper system and method


A system and method for displaying information on mobile computing devices based on links encoded and printed on examination room table paper is presented. A mobile computing device can be configured to scan quick response codes and other codes on the paper and access servers across a network based on the decoded links.

06/16/16
20160171084 

Automatic document classification via content analysis at storage time


Techniques are disclosed for efficiently and automatically classifying textual documents or files. In some embodiments, the classification process is integrated into or otherwise made part of the storage function, such that when the user initiates a save process for a given file, the file is processed through a classifier prior to (or contemporaneously with) completing the save function.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


06/16/16
20160170940 

Font data streaming


Provided is a method for font data streaming for time-based video/audio presentations where content is transmitted in small increments and transmission continues while a previously transmitted portion is viewed or played. Different subsets of characters of the same font are assembled together on a device and previously sent characters are reused for rendering subsequent text strings.
Monotype Imaging Inc.


06/16/16
20160170707 

Method and controlling audio output


A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to enhance the experience of a user of a computing device, such as a computing device having a plurality of speakers. In the context of a method, content is caused to be presented upon the display.
Nokia Technologies Oy


06/16/16
20160170705 

User terminal, playing audio data via bluetooth, and digital signal processor


A user terminal, a method for playing audio data via bluetooth, and a digital signal processor are provided. The method includes: a digital signal processor receiving a basic packed data template from an application processor; a sbc module coding audio source data to obtain the audio data packet; the digital signal processor implementing a data packing to the audio data packet based on the basic packed data template, to obtain a packed audio data packet; the digital signal processor implementing dividing and packing to the packed audio data packet to obtain a data packet to be sent; and the digital signal processor sending the data packet requested to be sent to a bluetooth controller via a pcm interface between the digital signal processor and the bluetooth controller.
Spreadtrum Communications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170566 

Method and system for pointing to and voting on specific details found in visual media


A method of expression and interaction between users. The method includes posing a question and responding by voting, pointing at or choosing between specific options in media content.
Askem Tlv Ltd


06/16/16
20160170381 

Alarm clock with charging ports


An alarm clock is provided that has a housing, one or more charging ports, an audio transducer, an alarm control device, a display, and a controller. The charging ports are mounted in a surface of the housing and provide power from a power supply to an external device.
Txs Industrial Design, Inc.


06/16/16
20160169701 

Audio video navigation device, vehicle having the same and controlling the vehicle


An audio-video-navigation (avn) device includes: a global positioning system (gps) receiver obtaining a traveling route data of a vehicle; a storage storing information about a navigation map; a navigation controller capturing a navigation map screen of the navigation map; and a application controller displaying a traveling route of the vehicle, based on the traveling route data, on the captured navigation map screen and executing an application to provide the navigation map screen on a display. The navigation controller captures the navigation map screen in response to a request of the application controller..
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160169685 

Avn terminal and control method thereof, wearable device and control method thereof, and computer readable recording medium


An audio video navigation (avn) terminal is disclosed. The terminal includes an interface unit configured to communicate with a wearable device, and a controller configured to determine a position of the wearable device and to provide a service based on the position.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160169637 

Impact activated explosion simulator


An apparatus and method for indicating an impact of a projectile. The apparatus comprises a compressed gas container having a plurality of ports adapted to exhaust a compressed gas contained within the gas container and an actuator adapted to detect an impact from a projectile.

06/16/16
20160167756 

Submersible remotely operated vehicle


A submersible rov is provided with four independently controllable swivel thruster assemblies that allow the submersible rov to simulate the movement of a person equipped with scuba gear. The submersible rov receives control signals from a controller located on the surface of the water or on land.

06/16/16
20160167577 

Portable sign


Included is a lightweight portable sign which can be used in one aspect to protect stalled or broken down vehicles with passengers still on board, to prevent oncoming vehicles or traffic from colliding with the stalled vehicles. An infinite number of messages may be displayed by input to the display through the use of a keyboard, smart phone application, auditory input or a pre-set selection of messaged chosen by the user.
Sylo Systems, Llc


06/16/16
20160166345 

Multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures


A multi-user medical robotic system for collaboration or training in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes first and second master input devices, a first slave robotic mechanism, and at least one processor configured to generate a first slave command for the first slave robotic mechanism by switchably using one or both of a first command indicative of manipulation of the first master input device by a first user and a second command indicative of manipulation of the second master input device by a second user. To facilitate the collaboration or training, both first and second users communicate with each other through an audio system and see the minimally invasive surgery site on first and second displays respectively viewable by the first and second users..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166214 

Distributed healthcare communication system


A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice communication link with another computer device in another patient and/or with a another computer device located in another staff work area and/or with a wireless communication device carried by caregiver and/or with a telephone of the healthcare facility; broadcast a voice page to a group of other selected computer devices; compose and send a text message to a portable device that is carried by a caregiver and that has wireless communication capability; browse web pages and/or view multimedia content, such as videos, hosted on servers of the healthcare facility and/or that are accessible via the internet; view and/or acknowledge and/or answer and/or cancel alerts or nurse calls originating in a plurality of patient rooms.. .
Hill-rom Services, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166181 

Method for rapidly determining who grading of hearing impairment


Examples of systems and methods for rapidly grading the hearing of a user in accordance with who guidelines are disclosed. One example includes a personal computer and a test device configured to produce calibrated acoustic output at suprathreshold levels presented at an audiometric frequency range from 500 to 4000 hz.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166178 

Sensor array system


A sensor grid is provided which is able to provide signals of the magnitude and location on the grid of applied pressure. In the prime application of gait analysis, the sensor in the sole of a shoe provides over time a signal indicative of the magnitude and movement of the centre of pressure.
Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology


06/16/16
20160165939 

Stevia coated sugar granules and manufacturing the same


A low-calorie sweetener composition, and method of manufacturing the same. The method includes providing a first sweetener having a mean particle size of between 100-350 μm in diameter and coating the first sweetener with a second sweetener in an aqueous solution.
Eco Sweeteners Llc


06/09/16
20160165690 

Customized audio display system


A lighting display system is coordinated with an operating parameter of a personalized audio play device. An object is to provide some display components representative of audio output or another operating parameter of a customized audio device.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165661 

Automated aerial vehicle wireless communication and networks


An automated mobile vehicle configured to autonomously provide coverage for inoperable infrastructure components at various locations. For example, a plurality of automated mobile vehicles may be deployed to provide emergency lighting, a wireless network, audio, video, etc., at an event area.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165645 

Remote system configuration using audio ports


Described herein are methods and devices for configuring a wireless device using audio data that is transmitted from a mobile device to the wireless device via a wired connection. For example, wireless configuration data may be sent from an audio port of the mobile device to an audio port of the wireless device while the mobile device and the wireless device are temporarily connected via an audio cable.
D&m Holdings Inc.


06/09/16
20160165620 

Systems and methods for integrated security access control for video and audio streaming


A security server in a communication network determines a number of available channels for a plurality of mobile devices and allocates one channel of the available channels to one of the mobile devices based on at least one priority parameter. The security server further receives data including at least one of audio data and video data from the one mobile device over the one channel and transmits the audio data and/or video data to at least one different device configured to display the audio data and/or video data..
Lenel Systems International, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165421 

Periodic ambient waveform analysis for dynamic device configuration


In one embodiment, a method includes generating a waveform fingerprint based on captured ambient audio data; calculating a location of the computing system; sending the generated waveform fingerprint and the location to a server; and receiving instructions from the server to adjust one or more device settings of an output device of the computing system. The instructions being based at least in part on identifying one or more audio fingerprints that match the generated waveform fingerprint and correlating one or more of the identified audio fingerprints to a physical environment of the computing system.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165375 

Method and generating side information bitstream of multi-object audio signal


Provided is a method and apparatus for generating a side information bitstream of a multi-object audio signal. The apparatus for generating a side information bitstream of a multi-object audio signal includes a spatial cue information input unit configured to receive spatial cue information generated in an encoder of the multi-object audio signal, a preset information input unit configured to receive preset information for the multi-object audio signal, and a side information bitstream generator configured to generate the side information bitstream based on the spatial cue information and the preset information.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


06/09/16
20160165373 

Wireless audio transmission system, in particular wireless microphone system


A wireless audio transmission system which has at least one wireless transmitter for the wireless transmission of a detected audio signal as a first audio signal by way of a first wireless transmission path. The wireless audio transmission system further has at least one in-ear monitor unit for directly receiving the first audio signal and for receiving a second audio signal.
Sennheiser Electronic Gmbh & Co. Kg


06/09/16
20160165371 

Audio synchronization among playback devices using offset information


Embodiments are provided for audio synchronization of one or more playback devices using offset information. In an example embodiment, a first device receives, from a second device, data representing a first time, the first time corresponding to first audio data to be played by the first playback device as part of a synchrony group with the second device.
Sonos, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165370 

Method for improving audio experience for a user of an audio device


A method for improving audio experience for a user of an audio device is provided. The method includes establishing a communication channel between the audio device and a remote client; detecting a peripheral audio device in the vicinity of the audio device; establishing a temporary communication channel between the peripheral audio device and the remote client; and transferring, via the temporary communication channel, audio data between the peripheral audio device and the remote client..
Axis Ab


06/09/16
20160165365 

Hearing device with dynamic mirror service and related method


Disclosed is a method and a hearing device comprising a processing unit, a wireless transceiver connected to the processing unit, and a receiver connected to the processing unit for converting an output signal into an audio output signal, wherein the hearing device is configured to perform mirror service between the hearing device and another hearing device according to mirror service property, wherein the mirror service comprises transmitting mirror service packets with a packet format at a packet transmission rate; the mirror service packet comprising one or more hearing device operating parameters including a first hearing device operating parameter, wherein the processing unit is configured to obtain the first hearing device operating parameter, determine if a change criterion is fulfilled, wherein the change criterion is based on the first hearing device operating parameter, and change the mirror service property, if the change criterion is fulfilled.. .
Gn Resound A/s


06/09/16
20160165363 

Hearing implant bilateral matching of ild based on measured itd


Arrangements are described for generating electrode stimulation signals for stimulation contacts in implanted electrode arrays of a bilateral hearing implant system having electrode arrays on both the left- and right-sides. Left-side and right-side audio input signals are processed to generate corresponding left-side and right-side band pass signals, which each represent an associated band of audio frequencies in the audio input signal.
Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh


06/09/16
20160165360 

Systems and methods for detecting degradation of a microphone included in an auditory prosthesis system


An exemplary system includes a sound processor associated with a patient, a first microphone communicatively coupled to the sound processor and configured to detect an audio signal presented to the patient and output a first output signal representative of the audio signal, and a second microphone communicatively coupled to the sound processor and configured to detect the audio signal presented to the patient and output a second output signal representative of the audio signal. The sound processor is configured to 1) receive the first and second output signals, 2) determine that a difference between the first and second output signals meets a threshold condition, and 3) perform, in response to the determination that the difference between the first and second output signals meets the threshold condition, a predetermined action associated with the quality level of the first microphone.
Advanced Bionics Ag


06/09/16
20160165357 

Dual-element mems microphone for mechanical vibration noise cancellation


Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods for minimizing mechanical-vibration-induced noise in audio signals. In one aspect, a microphone is disclosed that includes a first backplate, a first diaphragm, a second backplate, and a second diaphragm.
Google Inc.


06/09/16
20160165350 

Audio source spatialization


An audio customization system operates to enhance a user's audio environment. A user may wear headphones and specify what portion the ambient audio and/or source audio will be transmitted to the headphones or the personal speaker system.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165348 

Systems and methods for detection of load impedance of a transducer device coupled to an audio device


In accordance with systems and methods of the present disclosure, an audio device may include an electrical terminal, an audio circuit, and a transducer load detection circuit. The electrical terminal may couple a transducer device to the audio device.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165344 

Mutual permission customized audio source connection system


An audio communications system responsive to user permissions that enhance communications between two or more communication stations. The system allows two or more users to communicate audio information on a selected number of communication stations.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165343 

Wireless connection and control wireless sound box and system thereof


A wireless connection and control method for wireless sound box and system thereof, comprising a control application installed in a mobile electronic device and a wireless sound box, such that, when a user starts the control application of the mobile electronic device, it is possible to input control instructions via an operation interface. Following this, the control application converts the transmission packet data represented by the control instruction into audio signals hardly interfered by human voice and perceptible by human ears in order to constitute an encrypted audio.
Jazz Hipster Corporation


06/09/16
20160165342 

Helmet-mounted multi-directional sensor


A multi-directional sensor may include a microphone array of three or more microphones mounted on a protective headgear. The microphone array may be positioned and configured so that its far field azimuth sensing range is unobstructed by the protective headgear.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165341 

Portable microphone array


A microphone array of three or more microphones may be mounted on a housing or substrate configured to be part of a smartphone or a smartphone protective case. The microphone array may be positioned so that the far field sensing range of the microphone array is unobstructed.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165340 

Multi-channel multi-domain source identification and tracking


An audio source location, tracking and isolation system, particularly suited for use with person-mounted microphone arrays. The system increases capabilities by reducing resources required for certain functions so those resources can be utilized for result enhancing processes.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165339 

Microphone array and audio source tracking system


A microphone array of three or more microphones may be mounted on a housing or substrate configured to be mounted on or worn by a person. The microphone array may be positioned so that the far field sensing range of the microphone array is unobstructed by the housing or wearer.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165338 

Directional audio recording system


A directional audio recording system functions to allow certain audio information to be captured and recorded for later consumption. The selection of audio information for capture may be accomplished by ascertaining the direction of an audio source from a directionally discriminating acoustic sensor and isolating acoustic information originating from the direction so determined.
Stages Pcs, Llc


06/09/16
20160165337 

Adjusting speakers using facial recognition


Embodiments herein describe an audio system that adjusts based on the location of a person. That is, instead of relying on fixed speakers, the audio system adjusts the direction of audio output for one or more speakers to optimize the performance of the audio system based on the location of a user or based on the number of users.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165336 

Directional sound modification


A sound modification system is disclosed that includes one or more audio sensors coupled with a processing device and arranged to detect sounds within an environment, and one or more audio output devices coupled with the processing device. The processing device operates to generate an audio signal based on sounds detected from within one or more selected directions for sound modification within the environment, and to output the generated audio signal using the one or more audio output devices.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165333 

Bi-directional communications in a wearable monitor


A technique for arbitrating conflicting usage of a communications channel of a wearable communications device is disclosed. In at least one embodiment of the invention, a method includes transmitting a voice signal from a microphone to a portable device using a first communications channel in a first mode of operating a system.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


06/09/16
20160165329 

Audio systems for generating sound on personal watercraft and other recreational vehicles


Disclosed herein is a personal watercraft that includes a hull including a deflectable panel having an interior surface and an exterior surface, an audio source for generating an audio signal, and an audio tactile transducer mounted to the interior surface of the deflectable panel. The audio tactile transducer includes a transducer enclosure, an audio generating device within the transducer enclosure, and an audio input for transmitting the audio signal from the audio source to the audio generating device.
Vista Acquisitions Inc.


06/09/16
20160165328 

Rechargeable radio


A rechargeable radio is provided with battery attachment portion for attaching electric power tool battery and radio communication section. An input section, of which an operation input is performed in rechargeable radio, is connected to control section.
Makita Corporation


06/09/16
20160165307 

Accessing broadcast media


This invention relates to a system (2000) for providing individual users access to audio/visual content which has been broadcast to a plurality of users on a scheduled basis. The system comprises means for storing the content, means for enabling a user to download the content in the form of a downloadable file, and means for enabling a user to view the content by opening and playing the downloaded file.
British Broadcasting Corporation


06/09/16
20160165305 

Electronic device and control method


According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a transceiver circuit and one or more hardware processors. The one or more hardware processors are coupled to the transceiver circuit.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/09/16
20160165304 

Multi-interface streaming media system


A streaming media device includes a printed circuit board hosting components configured to access internet data. An audio/visual connector is linked to the printed circuit board, wherein the audio/visual connector is adapted for connection to an audio/visual device, wherein the audio/visual connector is adapted to operate with a first audio/visual interface having sufficient power to fully operate the printed circuit board and a second audio/visual interface having insufficient power to fully operate the printed circuit board.
Roku, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165291 

Remotely accessed virtual recording room


An audio/video stream recording, storage, and delivery system 10 utilizes an internet-based browser connection. The system 10 includes recording software 20, storage memory 30, a code generator 40, and a user interface 50.
Onstream Media Corporation


06/09/16
20160165289 

Generating recommendations based on processing content item metadata tags


A device, method, and computer-readable media for managing interrupt times for content items based on metadata encapsulating user behavior. A user controls the playback of content items such as audio or videos.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160165288 

Systems and methods for using video metadata to associate advertisements therewith


A system for using metadata from a video signal to associate advertisements therewith, comprising (i) a segmentation system to divide the video signal into video clips, (ii) a digitizing system for digitizing the video clips, (iii) a feature extraction system for extracting audio and video features from each video clip, associating each audio feature with respective video clips, associating each video feature with respective video clips, and saving the audio and video features into an associated metadata file, (iv) a web interface to the feature extraction system for receiving the video clips, and (v) a database, wherein video signals and associated metadata files are stored and indexed, wherein the associated metadata file is provided when a video player requests the corresponding video signal, enabling selection of a relevant advertisement for presentment in conjunction with respective video clips based on the associated audio and video features of the respective video clip.. .
Tivo Inc.


06/09/16
20160165283 

Systems, methods, and devices for scanning broadcasts


The various embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and devices for capturing broadcast streams, analyzing the broadcast streams to obtain information about the media content transmitted in the broadcast streams, obtaining additional information about the media content if available, and assigning a unique event identifier specific to the instance of broadcast of the broadcast stream and/or media segment transmitted in the broadcast stream. In other embodiments, the unique event identifier is broadcasted to broadcast receiving devices.
Stratosaudio, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165227 

Detection of audio to video synchronization errors


A method of detecting the presence of unacceptable levels of audio to video synchronization errors in audio-video streams is provided. The method includes capturing, at a testing module, a test audio-video stream from a first source and a reference audio-video stream from a second source, extracting a test audio stream and a test video stream from the test audio-video stream, extracting a reference audio stream and a reference video stream from the reference audio-video stream, determining a highest correlation value between the test audio stream and the reference audio stream using cross-correlation, and determining that the test audio-video stream has an unacceptable level of av-sync errors when the highest correlation value is above a preset correlation threshold..
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165203 

Method and system for delivery of content over communication networks


Computer-implemented systems and methods for determining second content which was not selected by the user but which is related to first content which was selected by the user. For example, a system and method can be configured to receive, using one or more processors, first and second content where the first and second content are rich media (e.g., content containing audio or video elements).
Ipar, Llc


06/09/16
20160165192 

Methods, systems, and apparatuses for capturing and archiving firearm event telemetry and environmental conditions


In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, there are provided mechanisms, methods, systems, and apparatuses for capturing and archiving firearm event telemetry and environmental conditions. According to a particularly described embodiment, there is, for example, a method executing within a device having at least a processor and a memory therein and being physically coupled to a weapon, wherein the method includes operating a proximity sensor at the weapon, the proximity sensor to trigger an activation event upon removal of the weapon from a weapon holster; detecting the activation event and triggering event archiving; archiving event data by storing event data to the memory of the device; and uploading the event data to a remote storage separate and distinct from the device.

06/09/16
20160165186 

Nui video conference controls


A system and method providing gesture controlled video conferencing includes a local capture device detecting movements of a user in a local environment and an audio/visual display. A processor is coupled to the capture device and a remote capture device and a remote processor at a remote environment via a network.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160165182 

Determining electronic media format when transferring a customer between specialists or amongst communication sources at a customer service outlet


Systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for determining the media format for transferring a customer from customer between specialists and/or from one communication source to another communication source within a customer service outlet, such as a banking center or the like. For example, while a two-way video conference system may be used for communication between a customer and a remote specialist, in certain instances in which the customer requires transfer to another specialist (e.g., a specialist having a different specialty) other media formats, such as one-way live video conference, live audio-only conference, text chat or the like may be implemented..
Bank Of America Corporation


06/09/16
20160165181 

Determining electronic media format when transferring a customer between specialists or amongst communication sources at a customer service outlet


Systems, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for determining the media format for transferring a customer from customer between specialists and/or from one communication source to another communication source within a customer service outlet, such as a banking center or the like. For example, while a two-way video conference system may be used for communication between a customer and a remote specialist, in certain instances in which the customer requires transfer to another specialist (e.g., a specialist having a different specialty) other media formats, such as one-way live video conference, live audio-only conference, text chat or the like may be implemented..
Bank Of America Corporation


06/09/16
20160165149 

Daisy chain devices and systems for signal switching and distribution


The invention provides systems, devices, methods and software to daisy chain multiple individual transmitters, optionally nodes, optionally extenders, and receivers to form any sized scalable system of digital video and audio signal switching and distribution. The video audio systems are for a simpler system design, wiring, control and expansion, to accomplish signal interfacing, switching, splitting for many varied input and output requirements with a scalable pair of transmitters and receivers..
Luxi Electronics Corp.


06/09/16
20160165090 

Image processing apparatus, audio recording method, and recording medium storing an audio recording program


An image processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to obtain audio data of audio collected through a microphone, determine whether the audio data has a noise level equal to or less than a threshold to generate a determination result, record the audio data when the determination result indicates that the noise level of the audio data is equal to or less than the threshold, and add the recorded audio data to image data.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165079 

Information processing apparatus and information processing method


A disclosed information processing apparatus performing communications with a terminal via a network, includes a receiver configured to receive first audio data from a predetermined terminal, a converter configured to convert the first audio data into first character data, a generator configured to generate intermediate language data corresponding to a print language interpretable by the information processing apparatus based on the first character data, and a transmitter configured to transmit the intermediate language data to the predetermined terminal to allow another information processing apparatus to utilize the intermediate language data.. .

06/09/16
20160165064 

Techniques for a mixed audio conference


Techniques for a mixed audio conference are described. An apparatus may comprise an audio video multipoint control unit to mix call information from multiple call connections established over a packet-switched network for a conference call.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


06/09/16
20160165063 

Enhanced landline telephone system with mobile telephone functions


An enhanced landline telephone system for sending and receiving audible and data messages on landline, mobile phone, and wide area networks includes a landline telephone apparatus in data communication with a packet switch network. The packet switch network is configured to selectively communicate with a landline telephone, a mobile telephone, and a computer connected to the wide area network.

06/09/16
20160165059 

Mobile device audio tuning


Various of the disclosed embodiments improve encoding during a network call, such as a voice over internet protocol (voip) connection, by correlating various contextual parameters from previous calls, with appropriate settings for a current call. For example, the system may take note of the model of cell phone used during a communication, the carrier, the presence of a wifi connection, the user rating, the codecs employed, etc.
Facebook, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165044 

System and call authentication


A system and method of authenticating voice calls by recording the call and generating a transcript of the recorded call. The invention includes a recording unit configured to record audio communications taking place on a communications device, and storing the recorded call as an audio file.

06/09/16
20160165031 

Methods and systems for controlling in-vehicle speakers


Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle computing system for selectively adjusting audio settings for speakers in a vehicle. In some embodiments, an in-vehicle computing system for a vehicle includes a processor, an external device interface communicatively coupleable to a mobile device, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to receive an indication of an incoming call directed toward the mobile device.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated


06/09/16
20160165021 

Dual antenna communications headset


A communications headset having an antenna on each earpiece and having an rf switch for determining which antenna is receiving the superior signal and selecting that signal for amplification and distribution to headset speakers. A cable, supported and secured to a headband of the headset, connects the two earpieces for signal and power transfer.
Sonetics Holdings, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165019 

Terminal equipped with a removable intelligent multifunction device


Disclosed is an intelligent terminal equipped with removable function component, including the main screen device, the withdrawing apparatus inside the main screen device and removable function component in the withdrawing apparatus. The withdrawing apparatus is installed with power supply interface and data exchange interface; the main screen device includes the touchable screen, audio devices and memory; when the removable function component separates from the withdrawing apparatus, data exchange between the main screen device and removable function component is achieved via the data exchange interface.



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