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 Pathway-based data interruption detection patent thumbnailPathway-based data interruption detection
A telecommunication carrier may use data collected from user devices to pinpoint sources of data interruptions in the communication connection between a carrier network and the user devices. The telecommunication carrier may receive multiple reports of detected data interruptions at one or more computing devices of a carrier network.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


 Techniques for communication using audio stickers patent thumbnailTechniques for communication using audio stickers
Techniques for securing the delivery of an audio message on a device are described. A method may include presenting a visual representation associated with an audio file in a user interface view of an application executing on a first mobile device and receiving a control directive to select the visual representation.
Facebook, Inc.


 Making available a sound signal for higher order ambisonics signals patent thumbnailMaking available a sound signal for higher order ambisonics signals
audio signals are recorded with microphones receiving acoustic information from one or more directions. The corresponding audio signals can be pre-listened to in production studios.
Thomson Licensing


 Method and  processing audio signal patent thumbnailMethod and processing audio signal
To this end, provided are a method for processing an audio signal including: receiving an input audio signal; receiving truncated subband filter coefficients for filtering each subband signal of the input audio signal, the truncated subband filter coefficients being at least a portion of subband filter coefficients obtained from binaural room impulse response (brir) filter coefficients for binaural filtering of the input audio signal, the lengths of the truncated subband filter coefficients being determined based on filter order information obtained by at least partially using characteristic information extracted from the corresponding subband filter coefficients, and the truncated subband filter coefficients being constituted by at least one fft filter coefficient in which fast fourier transform (fft) by a predetermined block size in the corresponding subband has been performed; performing the fast fourier transform of the subband signal based on a predetermined subframe size in the corresponding subband; generating a filtered subframe by multiplying the fast fourier transformed subframe and the fft filter coefficients; inverse fast fourier transforming the filtered subframe; and generating a filtered subband signal by overlap-adding at least one subframe which is inverse fast fourier transformed and an apparatus for processing an audio signal using the same.. .

 Acoustic camera based audio visual scene analysis patent thumbnailAcoustic camera based audio visual scene analysis
Techniques are disclosed for scene analysis including the use of acoustic imaging and computer audio vision processes for monitoring applications. In some embodiments, an acoustic image device is utilized with a microphone array, image sensor, acoustic image controller, and a controller.
Intel Corporation


 Playback based on wireless signal patent thumbnailPlayback based on wireless signal
Systems, methods, and apparatus to calibrate sounds fields are disclosed. An example implementation involves a playback device detecting a change in a strength of a wireless signal received by the playback device via a wireless network interface.
Sonos, Inc.


 Apparatus, method and computer program for providing an audio signal patent thumbnailApparatus, method and computer program for providing an audio signal
A method, apparatus and computer program, the method comprising: obtaining information relating to a measured response of a headphone wherein the response is measured when the headphone is positioned adjacent an ear canal of a user; obtaining information relating to a target response of the headphone wherein the target response replicates a different headphone; determining at least one filter using the measured response and the obtained information relating to the target response; and enabling the at least one filter to be applied to an audio signal to obtain the target response.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


 Headphone listening apparatus patent thumbnailHeadphone listening apparatus
In at least one embodiment, a headphone listening apparatus including an audio listening device is provided. The audio listening device is programmed to receive an incoming ambient audio signal indicative of an external ambient sound and to store a plurality of desired audio triggers.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


 Audio signal processing apparatus and storage medium patent thumbnailAudio signal processing apparatus and storage medium
An audio signal in a plurality of input channels each including an equalizer and a dynamics as a first signal processing part is taken out as a cue signal by a cue switch 126, and the cue signal is outputted to a monitoring output terminal via a cue output channel 160. In the cue output channel, there are provided an equalizer 163 and a dynamics 164, as a second signal processing part, which perform signal processing common to the first signal processing part of the input channel in accordance with values of second parameters which are editable independently from first parameters used by the first signal processing part.
Yamaha Corporation


 System and  improved audio perception patent thumbnailSystem and improved audio perception
This invention describes methods of audio signal personalized enhancement for optimal listening to music. A combination of hearing test, audio signal compensation, and signal processing algorithms are implemented jointly in an audio device.
Innovo Ip, Llc


Multifunction integrated hearing and communication with noise cancellation and feedback management


Systems, devices and methods for communication include an ear canal microphone configured for placement in the ear canal to detect high frequency sound localization cues. An external microphone positioned away from the ear canal can detect low frequency sound, such that feedback can be substantially reduced.
Earlens Corporation


Presentation of audio based on source


In one aspect, a device includes a processor, at least one camera accessible to the processor, and memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to identify, at least in part based on input from the at least one camera, a source of sound.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


Methods and systems for enhancing pitch associated with an audio signal presented to a cochlear implant patient


An exemplary sound processor 1) identifies at least one frequency bin, included in a plurality of frequency bins included in a frequency spectrum of an audio signal that is presented to a cochlear implant patient, that contains spectral energy above a modified spectral envelope, 2) identifies each frequency bin that contains spectral energy below the modified spectral envelope, 3) enhances the spectral energy contained in the at least one frequency bin identified as containing spectral energy above the modified spectral envelope, and 4) compresses the spectral energy contained in each frequency bin identified as containing spectral energy below the modified spectral envelope.. .
Advanced Bionics Ag


Transducer components and structure thereof for improved audio output


Embodiments are provided for components configured for audio playback. According to certain aspects, a transducer includes dual voice coils disposed in a magnet section, whereby the magnet section generates an electromagnetic field that causes the dual voice coils to actuate in response to an applied audio signal.
Google Inc.


Modular loudspeaker for point sound source and manufacturing method thereof


A modular speaker includes at least an active vibrator, at least a passive vibrator, and a module housing, wherein the active vibrator and the passive vibrator are coupled to the module housing to form a vibration cavity therewithin to share with the active vibrator and the passive vibrator. When the active vibrator is operated for sound generation in response to an audio signal input, the passive vibrator is driven to vibrate through the vibration cavity for auxiliary sound generation so as to produce a point sound with full range of frequencies.
Tang Band Industries Co., Ltd.


Headphone with interchangeable headband inserts


audio headphones for customizing a wearer's headphones by inserting a variety of interchangeable head supports onto a headband of the headphones. The interchangeable head supports may be inserted from above or below the headband and may provide different comfort, design and style headbands.
Axel Electronics Inc.


Wearable telecommunication device in a form of a necklace


A wearable telecommunication device configured as an electronic necklace in a form of an open or closed neck loop comprising electronic components and connected to two in-ear earphones. The point of connection of the proximal end of the earphone cords to the neck loop is on the dorsal neck surface.

Vibration headphones


Vibration headphones of the present technology include a first housing including an electroacoustic transducer configured to output a sound wave that is generated based on an audio signal fed to a first channel (right channel) and a first vibration driver configured to vibrate by converting an audio signal into mechanical vibration, and a second housing including an electroacoustic transducer configured to output a sound wave that is generated based on an audio signal in a second channel (left channel) and a second vibration driver configured to vibrate by converting an audio signal into mechanical vibration. Resonant frequencies of the first and the second vibration drivers are set in such a way that, when both the first and the second vibration drivers vibrate, at least two resonant frequencies appear in the vibrations of the first and the second vibration drivers..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


One piece frame for a component in an electronic device


An electronic device including a frame member suitable for use with an audio driver is disclosed. The frame member may include a recessed region that receives the audio driver.
Apple Inc.


System and interactive second screen


A method and system for interactive second screen comprises the steps of capturing audio, video or image information from the primary screen via sensors built with the secondary screen device; ingesting and collecting vdna (video dna) fingerprints of the captured media information in the secondary screen device; sending the ingested fingerprints along with other information such as metadata, user's location, etc, to the content identification server via internet or mobile networks; providing content-aware information or resources back to the secondary screen device, and providing user interaction with the content-aware information and resources.. .

Display system, and playing bluetooth audio and apparatus of display system


The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a display system, and bluetooth audio play method and apparatus of the display system. The display system comprises: an image processing system comprising multiple signal input channels configured to process input information from respective interfaces respectively, and output audio information and image information; a display screen configured to output an image according to the received image information; and a bluetooth processing system configured to switch the image processing system to one of the multiple signal input channels, capture audio information and image information output from the signal input channel to which the image processing system is currently switched, output the image information to the display screen, and convert the audio information into a bluetooth signal and output the bluetooth signal.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


Apparatus and playback of audio-visual recordings


An imaging system comprising a panoramic visual image display, an associated directional sound playback device, and an associated motion reproduction device is disclosed. The imaging system conveys visual, sound and motion information related to a particular viewing direction to provide a realistic experience for the viewer.
360fly, Inc.


Interactive point of purchase system


The system includes a garment having a series of electronic components affixed to a new or existing panel of said garment, which garment includes a flexible video display screen mounted on a portion of the garment outer surface and may contain a series of video cameras, communication systems, audio and video input and output devices, computer chips and transmission devices. A power generation system affixed to the garment or garment panel supplies the energy for its display..
Tcb Encore, Llc


Interactive, self-contained, full view surveillance, capture, and communication device


A self-contained interactive surveillance device is described. The device includes multiple cameras placed about the device to cover a full-view area.
Ocean 10 Security, Inc.


Proximate resource pooling in video/audio telecommunications


A telecommunications device sends and receives messages comprising data about telecommunications resources and resource state of proximate devices. The telecommunications device has a processor configured to determine a proximate resource pool using at least the telecommunication resources of the other devices, and the state of the telecommunications resources of the other devices, the proximate resource pool comprising a list of content streams being generated by, or potentially being generated by, specified ones of the other devices.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Method of cancelling echo and electronic device thereof


Disclosed are an apparatus and a method of cancelling an echo signal flowing in a microphone of an electronic device. The electronic device may include: a microphone configured to receive a sound signal; an application processor (ap) configured to execute an application; a communication module configured to control a voice call service; a speaker configured to output a sound signal; an audio processing module configured to process an output of at least one of an audio signal received from the ap, a voice signal received from the communication module, or a combined signal to the speaker; a first acoustic echo canceller (aec) configured to cancel an echo of the sound signal received through the microphone based on the output from the audio processing module and provide the signal to the ap, the first aec being located in at least one of the ap, the audio processing module, and an external pre-processing module; and a second aec configured to cancel an echo of the sound signal received through the microphone based on the output from the audio processing module and provide the signal to the communication module, the second aec being located in at least one of the communication module, the audio processing module, and the external pre-processing module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Audio file metadata event labeling and data analysis


An interaction management system receives audio files of interactions between customers and customer service agents and client provided metadata from a client. The interaction management system provides an interface for creating enhanced metadata based on the received audio file and client provided metadata using a capture interface.
Topbox, Llc


Efficient mechanism for customer feedback from a voice call


System and method to provide customer feedback in a telephone call between a customer and a contact center, the method comprising: monitoring an audio media stream from the customer in the telephone call, detecting a dual tone multi frequency (dtmf) feedback code within the monitored media stream, and assigning a feedback rating from the detected feedback code.. .
Avaya Inc.


Methods and apparatuses for programming user-defined information into electronic devices


A device for programming user-defined information into an electronic device is provided. The programmer allows a user to program customized information, such as user-selected audio, video, or internet access information into his or her programmable device.
Solocron Media, Llc


Electronic communication system


An electronic communication system for sending, receiving, storing, organizing, displaying, and sharing electronic messages and content (e.g., text, image, audio, and video) is described. The electronic communication system provides a platform where users can communicate and share information with each other.
Boogoo Intellectual Property Llc


Electronic communication system


An electronic communication system for sending, receiving, storing, organizing, displaying, and sharing electronic messages and content (e.g., text, image, audio, and video) is described. The electronic communication system provides a platform where users can communicate and share information with each other.
Boogoo Intellectual Property Llc


Acoustic adjustment device and acoustic adjustment method


An adjustment value non-interlocking unit adds an acoustic effect without being interlocked with a volume adjustment value to an audio signal and outputs the audio signal and an adjustment value interlocking unit adds an acoustic effect with an additional amount with being interlocked with the volume adjustment value to the audio signal to which the acoustic effect is added in the adjustment value non-interlocking unit. A difference detecting unit detects a difference between the audio signal that is input to the adjustment value non-interlocking unit and the audio signal that is output from the adjustment value non-interlocking unit and an additional amount correction unit sets the additional amount in the adjustment value interlocking unit according to the difference such that the additional amount of the acoustic effect that is added to the audio signal with being interlocked with the volume adjustment value in the adjustment value interlocking unit becomes equal to the additional amount according to the difference detected in the difference detecting unit..
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


Narrowing audio filter transition band


An apparatus including a first audio filter; a first transducer connected to the first audio filter; and a first sound attenuator located relative to the first transducer to attenuate sound from the first transducer. The first audio filter includes a first transition frequency band.
Nokia Technologies Oy


Spread spectrum for switch mode power supplies


A switch mode power supply may utilize a switching signal to control one or more power switches in the switch mode power supply. A switch mode power supply controller may generate and/or control this switching signal.
Linear Technology Corporation


Presentation support apparatus and method


According to one embodiment, a presentation support apparatus includes a switcher, an acquirer, a recognizer and a controller. The switcher switches a first content to a second content in accordance with an instruction of a first user, the first content and the second content being presented to the first user.
Toshiba Solutions Corporation


Correlation-based two microphone algorithm for noise reduction in reverberation


Embodiments are directed towards providing speech enhancement of audio signals from a target source and noise reduction of audio signals from a noise source. A coherence between a first audio signal from a first microphone and a second audio signal from a second microphone may be determined.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


Oversampling in a combined transposer filterbank


The present invention relates to coding of audio signals, and in particular to high frequency reconstruction methods including a frequency domain harmonic transposer. A system and method for generating a high frequency component of a signal from a low frequency component of the signal is described.
Dolby International Ab


Use case dependent audio processing


An audio processing scheme is described. In an example, an apparatus comprises: at least two acoustic sensors through which audio content is received; at least one other sensor; an audio processor connected to the sensors and configured to receive audio information from the acoustic sensors and other information from the other sensor.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Structure for multi-microphone speech enhancement system


Embodiments are directed towards enhancing speech and noise reduction for audio signals. Each of a plurality of microphones may generate a plurality of audio signals based on sound sensed in a physical space.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


Multi-channel audio decoder, multi-channel audio encoder, methods and computer program using a residual-signal-based adjustment of a contribution of a decorrelated signal


A multi-channel audio decoder for providing at least two output audio signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to perform a weighted combination of a downmix signal, a decorrelated signal and a residual signal, to obtain one of the output audio signals. The multi-channel audio decoder is configured to determine a weight describing a contribution of the decorrelated signal in the weighted combination in dependence on the residual signal.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


Audio encoder, audio decoder, methods and computer program using jointly encoded residual signals


An audio decoder for providing at least four audio channel signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to provide a first residual signal and a second residual signal on the basis of a jointly encoded representation of the first residual signal and of the second residual signal using a multi-channel decoding. The audio decoder is configured to provide a first audio channel signal and a second audio channel signal on the basis of a first downmix signal and the first residual signal using a residual-signal-assisted multi-channel decoding.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewan Dten Forschung E.v.


Method for generating filter for audio signal and parameterizing device therefor


To this end, provided are a method for generating a filter of an audio signal, including: receiving at least one proto-type filter coefficient for filtering each subband signal of an input audio signal; converting the proto-type filter coefficient into a plurality of subband filter coefficients; truncating each of the subband filter coefficients based on filter order information obtained by at least partially using characteristic information extracted from the corresponding subband filter coefficients, the length of at least one truncated subband filter coefficients being different from the length of truncated subband filter coefficients of another subband; and generating fft filter coefficients by fast fourier transforming (fft) the truncated subband filter coefficients by a predetermined block size in the corresponding subband and a parameterization unit using the same.. .

Encoding method and apparatus


Present disclosure provide an encoding method and apparatus, which relate to the communications field and can perform proper quantization bit allocation for spectral coefficients of an audio signal, thereby improving quality of a signal obtained by a decoder by means of decoding. The method includes: after splitting spectral coefficients of a current data frame into subbands, acquiring quantized frequency envelope values of the subbands; modifying quantized frequency envelope values of subbands of a first quantity in the subbands; allocating quantization bits to the subbands according to modified quantized frequency envelope values of the subbands of the first quantity; quantizing a spectral coefficient of a subband to which a quantization bit is allocated in the subbands; and writing the quantized spectral coefficient of the subband to which a quantization bit is allocated into a bitstream..
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.


Communicating metadata that identifies a current speaker


A computer system may communicate metadata that identifies a current speaker. The computer system may receive audio data that represents speech of the current speaker, generate an audio fingerprint of the current speaker based on the audio data, and perform automated speaker recognition by comparing the audio fingerprint of the current speaker against stored audio fingerprints contained in a speaker fingerprint repository.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Speech recognition with parallel recognition tasks


The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving an audio signal and initiating speech recognition tasks by a plurality of speech recognition systems (srs's). Each srs is configured to generate a recognition result specifying possible speech included in the audio signal and a confidence value indicating a confidence in a correctness of the speech result.
Google Inc.


Method and identifying acoustic background enironments based on time and speech to enhance automatic speech recognition


Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing acoustic features of a received audio signal from a caller, receiving meta-data information, classifying a background environment of the caller based on the analyzed acoustic features and the meta-data, selecting an acoustic model matched to the classified background environment from a plurality of acoustic models, and performing speech recognition as the received audio signal using the selected acoustic model..
At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.


Selective suppression of audio emitted from an audio source


Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media, such as storage devices and/or storage disks) to implement selective suppression of audio emitted from an audio source are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein for audio suppression include sending, at a first time, reference audio data in a wireless format to a user device, the reference audio data corresponding to a first audio signal to be emitted by an audio source at a second time later than the first time.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


Method, device, and system for obtaining information based on audio input


A method and a device for obtaining information based on an audio input are disclosed. The method is performed at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


Image-recognition-based guidance for network device configuration and other environments


According to an example, a first signal may be received from a user device. The first signal may include a captured image of an object and geofencing information of the user device that captured the image of the object.
Accenture Global Services Limited


Audio and/or video scene detection and retrieval


Video trailers for a video quote may be created and provided to a user. The internet may be searched to identify documents that likely include references to a video.
Mercury Kingdom Assets Limited


Search results using intonation nuances


Systems and methods for responding to an audio query are presented. More particularly, vocalization nuances of a vocalized search query (audio query) are identified are utilized in responding to the audio query.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


Audio file metadata event labeling and data analysis


An interaction management system receives audio files of interactions between a customer and customer service agent and client provided metadata from a client. The interaction management system provides an interface for creating enhanced metadata based on the received audio file and client provided metadata using a capture interface.
Topbox, Llc


Producing multi-author animation and multimedia using metadata


The present invention relates to the creation of digital multimedia, in particular the creation of digital animation and or audio tracks by multiple participants. Specifically, the invention relates to a novel method to facilitate, through automation, custom tools and custom methods, the creation and maintenance of a collaboration of two or more individuals who generate incremental media elements, and a resultant accretive animation and or audio thereof.

Systems and methods for management of interred remains


Systems and methods for managing interred remains including using a physical location of said remains and a computer database are disclosed. The systems and methods relate to interacting with the interment site of the remains of a person or animal, including virtual gravestones, memorials consisting of audio and/or visual data, and a means for the interaction with such data by survivors..

Wearable device and translation system


In a wearable translation device, the control circuit obtains an audio signal of the second language, which has been converted from a first audio signal of the first language, and obtains a second audio signal of the first language reconverted from the audio signal of the second language. The first speaker device converts the audio signal of the second language into a first voice and outputs the first voice.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Audio book smart pause


A user device that plays back audio books for a user can include a dynamic pause that provides a user with greater flexibility in when to pause playback of an audio book. Dynamic pause includes initiating playback of an audio book using a user device; receiving a pause request as input to the user device, the pause request received at an input time index during playback of the audio book; retrieving a subset of candidate pause points, each candidate pause point comprising a time index within the audio book that corresponds to a break point located within an ebook corresponding to the audio book; selecting one of the candidate pause points from the subset, the time index of the selected candidate pause point determining a pause time index when playback is to be paused; and pausing the playback at the pause time index..
Google Inc.


Displaying attenuating audio signal level in delayed fashion


A disclosed apparatus includes: a setting section that variably sets a display delay time relative to attenuation variation of the level of the audio signal; and a control section that controls, in accordance with the display delay time set by the setting section, an attenuation style of the level of the audio signal to be displayed on the level meter. For example, per different type of supply source of the audio signal, display delay time information predefining a display delay time suitable for the type is stored in a memory.
Yamaha Corporation


Multi-terminal synchronous display method, display apparatus and display apparatus cascading system


A multi-terminal synchronous display method, a display apparatus and a display apparatus cascading system are provided. The method includes receiving an audio and video signal; obtaining a current stage driving signal for driving current stage of display apparatus to output audio and video based on the received audio and video signal; restoring the current stage driving signal to the audio and video signal; and inputting the restored audio and video signal to next stage of display apparatus to make the current stage of display apparatus output audio and video synchronously with the next stage of display apparatus.
Beijing Boe Special Display Technology Co., Ltd.


Smart electronic audio book with page number detection


A smart electronic audio book with page number detection is disclosed, including at least a capacitive sensor, a touch control chip, a microprocessor, a player and a power supply unit, wherein a page number sensing strips is connected to the power supply unit to increase amount of carried charge to facilitate the capacitive sensor to detect whether the page number sensing strip is within the detection range; a smart electronic audio book using a page number detection unit is also disclosed, the page number detection unit having a magnetic field detection element, and book pages disposed with magnets, when the book page is turned, the magnetic flux change is detected by the magnetic field detection element to notify the microprocessor; as such, the smart electronic audio book is able to detect page number with enhanced sensitivity and reliability.. .

Tire inflation-deflation response system


A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a driver alert in response to a detected tire pressure deviation from a nominal tire pressure exceeding a first threshold. The method additionally includes providing audio or visual directions to a service station in response to the detected tire pressure deviation from the nominal tire pressure exceeding a second threshold.
Ford Global Technologies Llc


Apparatuses and methods for disrupting and preventing snore


Apparatuses and methods for snore disrupting and prevention are disclosed. One apparatus includes: an inflatable bladder assembly configured to inflate and deflate to move a head of a user; a conduit connected to the bladder assembly and configured to extend at a distance from the bladder assembly; an air inflator connected to the conduit for inflating the bladder assembly through the conduit, the air inflator being at the distance from the bladder assembly when in use to minimize noise, radiation or discomfort for the user a controller in communication with the air inflator to actuate the air inflator to inflate the bladder assembly; and an audio processor in communication with the controller, the audio processor being configured to detect sound waves and transmit control commands to the controller to trigger cyclical actuation of the air inflator upon a trigger event..

Method for locating a catheter tip using audio detection


A method for locating a catheter tip within a human body is disclosed. An audio sensor is positioned at a site on the human body.
Angiodynamics, Inc.


Apparatus and measuring biologic parameters


Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value of the parameters. The support structure includes a sensor fitted on the support structures using a special geometry for acquiring continuous and undisturbed data on the physiology of the body.
Geelux Holdings, Ltd.


System and selecting an audio file using motion sensor data


The present invention relates to a system and a method for selecting an audio file using motion data from a mobile computing device connected to or held by a user, the mobile computing device comprising or coupled to motion sensors. The method comprising steps of moving the mobile computing device, obtaining motion data from the motion sensors, computing from the motion data step data based on a number of steps taken by the user in a specific period of time, computing a metronome beat based on the step data and generating a metronome beat file, selecting a stored audio file having a predefined beat parameter matching the metronome beat of the metronome beat file, and playing the audio file.
Beats Medical Limited


Remote user interface with ear selection switch


A remote user interface is provided for connection with an audiologic test apparatus for audiologic testing and comprising a remote user interface housing accommodating a mechanically non-latching switch for selection of one of the right ear or left ear of a patient for testing with the audiologic test apparatus.. .
Gn Otometrics A/s


Proximity-based control of media devices for media presentations


Embodiments relate generally to electrical/electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, portable, wearable, and stationary media devices. Rf transceivers and/or audio system in each media device may be used to wirelessly communicate between media devices and allow configuration and other data to be wirelessly transmitted from one media device to another media device.
Aliphcom


Audio systems and methods


A system for receiving multiple conversations or messages and for playing the multiple conversations or messages with a mobile device and wireless earpieces. The system may determine various presentation parameters based on various characteristics of the received messages and may play the messages such that audio appears at distinguishing locations around the user.
Qualcomm Incorporated


Method and system for managing mobile and portable two-way radio collaboration


A method and apparatus for collaboration among two-way radio devices allows a portable two-way radio device and a mobile two-way radio device to each enter into a collaboration mode while the are paired with each other over a short range wireless radio network. While in the collaboration mode, when the user keys the portable two-way radio device audio is routed from the portable two-way radio device to the mobile two-way radio device over the short range wireless network and the mobile two-way radio device transmits the audio on behalf of the portable two-way radio device..
Motorola Solutions, Inc


Mobile device sensor data subscribing and sharing


Techniques for mobile devices to subscribe and share raw sensor data are provided. The raw sensor data associated with sensors (e.g., accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, pedometers, pressure sensors, audio sensors, light sensors, barometers) of a mobile device can be used to determine the movement or activity of a user.
Apple Inc.


Derivation of multichannel signals from two or more basic signals


Direct extraction of multichannel signals using correlation comparison, which firstly provides its mathematically exact solution for time-invariant (steady-state) signals, and has a specific residual response in the case of time-variant (non-steady-state) signals, results in direct verification of a signal that forms the basis of all residuals and that is very simple to determine. This can be used in audio coding, for example, for efficiently reducing artifacts or colourations of the tone and other de-masking effects and results in efficient coding of signals of the highest order (such as nhk 22.2)..
Stormingswiss Gmbh


Stereophonic sound reproduction method and apparatus


A three-dimensional sound reproducing method includes: acquiring a multichannel audio signal; rendering signals to a channel to be reproduced according to channel information and a frequency of the multichannel audio signal; and mixing the rendered signals.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Stereo headset, terminal, and audio signal processing methods thereof


A audio signal processing method includes: sampling and holding, in a time sharing manner, an audio-left channel analog signal output by an audio-left channel microphone of a stereo headset and an audio-right channel analog signal output by an audio-right channel microphone; performing analog-to-digital conversion on the audio-left channel analog signal and audio-right channel analog signal that are sampled and held, so as to obtain a corresponding audio-left channel digital signal and an audio-right channel digital signal; performing data encapsulation on the audio-left channel digital signal and the audio-right channel digital signal to obtain a serial digital signal; and receiving and demodulating, by a terminal, the serial digital signal to obtain an audio-left channel digital signal and an audio-right channel digital signal.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Audio plug type detection


Systems and methods for audio plug type detection excursion are described. In some embodiments, a method may include: receiving an audio plug at an audio jack; grounding a sleeve terminal of the audio jack; applying an electrical current to a second ring terminal of the audio jack; and measuring a voltage between the second ring terminal and the sleeve terminal.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


Alert based on recognition of a particular sound pattern


Alert based on recognition of a particular sound pattern. In accordance with another embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus includes a sound source device for playing an audio program to headphones and an acoustic sound receiver coupled to the sound source device for receiving external audio.
Nvidia Corporation


Parametric in-ear impedance matching device


An ultrasonic audio transducer system includes an ultrasonic speaker. The ultrasonic speaker may be an electrostatic emitter, a piezoelectric emitter (single crystal or stack), a piezoelectric film emitter, or any other emitter capable of emitting ultrasound.
Turtle Beach Corporation


Parametric in-ear impedance matching device


An ultrasonic audio transducer system includes an ultrasonic speaker. The ultrasonic speaker may be an electrostatic emitter, a piezoelectric emitter (single crystal or stack), a piezoelectric film emitter, or any other emitter capable of emitting ultrasound.
Turtle Beach Corporation


Rectifier circuit for monitoring dc offset of a single-supply audio power amplifier


An audio power amplifier arrangement includes an audio power amplification integrated circuit having two loudspeaker outputs. A rectifier circuit includes a first diode having a cathode connected to one of the two loudspeaker outputs and an anode connected to a rectifier output node.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America


Embedded speaker protection for automotive audio power amplifier


A digital circuit can be used in a speaker system. An intermediate node provides a speaker protection control signal.
Stmicroelectronics S.r.l


Optical fiber decoding-based wireless gaming headset


An optical fiber decoding-based wireless gaming headset includes: an audio digital signal interface (1), a transmitter (2), and a wireless headset body (3). The audio digital signal interface (1) is electrically connected with the transmitter (2).
Shenzhen Badasheng Electronics Co., Ltd


Modular quick-connect a/v system and methods thereof


A modular speaker system, comprising an exoskeleton, configured to mechanically support and quick attach and release at least one functional panel and an electrical interface provided within the exoskeleton, configured to mate with a corresponding electrical connector of the functional panel. An optional endoskeleton is provided to support internal components.
Sonic Blocks, Inc.


Audio interface circuit


An audio interface circuit including a processor, an audio jack, a first filter circuit, a second filter circuit, a first clamp circuit, a second clamp circuit, a third filter circuit, and a fourth filter circuit is provided. A first clamp circuit and a second clamp circuit between a third and fourth electrodes and a processor, so that the third and fourth electrodes are allowed to be coupled to a microphone..
Asustek Computer Inc.


Modular quick-connect a/v system and methods thereof


A modular speaker system, comprising an exoskeleton, configured to mechanically support and quick attach and release at least one functional panel and an electrical interface provided within the exoskeleton, configured to mate with a corresponding electrical connector of the functional panel. An optional endoskeleton is provided to support internal components.
Sonic Blocks, Inc.


Content recognition and synchronization using local caching


Supplemental network services are synchronized with a program using the program's audio signal. A synchronization method employs local caching of portions of a fingerprint database to manage network services for identifying which programs a user's mobile device is exposed to and the timing of events within the program.
Digimarc Corporation


Set top/back box, providing a remote control device


A set top/back box and system and method for providing a remote control device are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes television input/output, a processor, and memory.
Enseo, Inc.


Information processing apparatus, method, and program


An information processing apparatus for reproducing second content in synchronization with reproduction of first content by a second information processing apparatus different from the information processing apparatus, the first content comprising audio content. The information processing apparatus comprising circuitry configured to: extract a first feature from the audio content; obtain a second feature of the audio content, the second feature being together with the second content; compare the first feature with the second feature; and generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information used for reproducing the second content in synchronization with the first content..
Sony Corporation


Method and generating virtual or augmented reality presentations with 3d audio positioning


An apparatus for generating a 3d presentation is described wherein the 3d presentation (that could include a 3d movie, a vr (virtual reality) and/or an ar (augmented reality) content) from original 3d content including original audio and visual components, forming a plurality of scenes, each scene being associated with a respective environment or environments having respective audio characteristics. The original audio components in at least some of the scenes are modified by the apparatus to conform with or compensate for the acoustic characteristics of the respective scene and/or the environment of the location where the presentation is taking place..

Integration of scheduled meetings with audio-video solutions


An intermediary server allows endpoints connected to two different types of conferencing systems to participate in an integrated conference without requiring plugins to be installed at each endpoint. A conference identifier provided by a first type of conferencing system can be used by endpoints of a second type of conferencing system by allowing the intermediary server to send the conference identifier to a server of the first type of conferencing system and receive a link that a server of the second type of conferencing system can use to connect to the first type of conferencing system..
Polycom, Inc.


Social media platform


An improved social media or messaging platform can be provided, retaining in large measure both the immediacy and engagement of video conferencing, while not sacrificing benefits more characteristic of email and similar messaging platforms, such as asynchronous scheduling, bandwidth efficiency, and various administrative record-keeping benefits. audio data and associated gesture data (for example, panning and zooming) is recorded by users in associating with image data, and shared with other users in a conversational thread, permitting a video-like experience without associated bandwidth overhead..
Blrt Pty Ltd


Method and system for sending and playing media data in telepresence technology


The present disclosure discloses a method and system for sending media data in telepresence technology. By collecting audio or video data corresponding to a spatial area, the collected data is processed respectively to acquire multiple streams of data distinguished by a collecting spatial area and corresponding collecting spatial information; the multiple streams of data are encoded, encoded multiple streams of audio data and the collecting spatial information are packed together, and/or encoded multiple streams of video data and the collecting spatial information are packed together, and a packet including multiple streams of audio or video data is sent, respectively.
Zte Corporation


Apparatus and providing sensory effects for vestibular rehabilitation therapy


A system for providing sensory effects according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an apparatus for providing vestibular rehabilitation videos configured to correct playback time of sensory effect metadata included in a plurality of integrated files based on start time of transport stream, and generate transport stream including the sensory effect metadata; and a gateway configured to receive the transport stream from the apparatus for providing vestibular rehabilitation videos, extract audio data, video data and the sensory effect metadata from the transport stream, transmit the audio data and the video data to a video player, and transmit the sensory effect metadata to an apparatus for providing sensory effects based on the corrected playback time.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


Audio system for an aircraft


An audio system for an aircraft of the type which includes radiocommunications units and a management unit to which are connected by cables, pieces of audio equipment . Each audio equipment piece includes a generator which, under control of the control unit, is configured to generate a pulsed coded audio signal and inject the signal into a same cable as that used for conveying the audio signals coming from the audio unit of the audio equipment, each code formed by a pulsed coded audio signal being representative of a piece of audio equipment.
Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)


Relaying device, audio communication system, relaying audio signal, and program


[solution] this relaying device is provided with a network communication unit, a control unit, and a storage unit. The control unit divides the communication area of a communication network into a plurality of partial communication areas and stores, in the storage unit, location information indicating which partial communication area each terminal device is in.

Device and controlling alarm according to unintended function in mobile terminal


A method and device for controlling generation an alarm in a mobile terminal is provided. The method comprises: checking whether a request to operate a microphone has been made by an application intended by a user that initiates an audio processing function when a request to operate the microphone is received; generating an alarm indicating an abnormal microphone operation if the request is determined not to be from an intended application; and turning off the microphone in response to the indication of the abnormal microphone operation..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Notifications with embedded playback capability


An electronic device that provides a user interface that allows individuals to listen to an alarm is described. In particular, an environmental monitoring device may monitor an environmental condition in an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device.

Streaming the audio portion of a video ad to incompatible media players


Internet streaming from broadcast radio may carry replacement ads for those ads broadcast terrestrially. Video ads may replace audio ads.

Time-shifted playback for over-the-top linear streaming


A device may receive multiple versions of content from one or more data streams associated with a content provider. The content may include audio content and/or video content.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


Audio processing device


A modular audio processing apparatus that joins channels together such that four digital audio channels can be transmitted over a single connection, where the apparatus includes housing around a plurality of analog inputs, a plurality of analog outputs, a plurality of digital inputs, and a plurality of digital outputs.. .

Transmitter and receiver audio devices and associated methods


A receiver-audio-device and a transmitter-audio-device. The receiver-audio-device comprises a receiver-ultrasound-receiver, configured to receive transmitter-ultrasound-signals representative of a request, from a transmitter-audio-device, for complementary audio resources; and a receiver-processor, configured to generate a complementary-audio-output-signal based on at least the transmitter-ultrasound-signals and to provide the complementary-audio-output-signal to a receiver-loudspeaker.
Nxp B.v.


Methods, network nodes, computer programs and computer program products for managing processing of an audio stream


A method and a first node (110) for managing processing of an audio stream as well as a method and a second node (120) for enabling management, by a first node (110), of processing of an audio stream and corresponding computer programs and computer program products are disclosed. The audio stream is receivable from the second node (120).
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)




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