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Date/App# patent app List of recent Digital Audio-related patents
02/04/16
20160034247 
 Extending content sources patent thumbnailnew patent Extending content sources
Methods and systems for extending content sources associated with a social application. The implementations may include sampling and quantifying audio signals by a computing device.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


01/28/16
20160029060 
 Portable broadcast system accommodating multiple remote users for digital audio/video transmission via wired or wireless ip or 3g/4g networks patent thumbnailPortable broadcast system accommodating multiple remote users for digital audio/video transmission via wired or wireless ip or 3g/4g networks
A system for simultaneously distributing program content originating from hundreds of remote multicast transmit units to a global network such as the internet, and configured to receive at a host multicast receiver/server the transmitted program content segments from each of the remote multicast transmit units in real time, at full bandwidth and minimum latency. A command center station coupled to a first output of the multicast receiver/server for distribution of the program content segments via a satellite broadcast network interface to one or more affiliated stations and a second output of the multicast receiver/server via a third party network interface for streaming distribution to the affiliated stations..

01/21/16
20160021430 
 Transmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol patent thumbnailTransmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol
Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (hdmi) and internet protocol (ip), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021402 
 Transmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol patent thumbnailTransmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol
Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (hdmi) and internet protocol (ip), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021401 
 Transmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol patent thumbnailTransmission of digital audio signals using an internet protocol
Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (hdmi) and internet protocol (ip), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source.
Crestron Electronics, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379043 
 System and methods for creation and use of a mixed media environment patent thumbnailSystem and methods for creation and use of a mixed media environment
A mixed media reality (mmr) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The mmr system provides mechanisms for forming a media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium).
Ricoh Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150373399 
 Controlling digital audio/video segment duration with remapped time code patent thumbnailControlling digital audio/video segment duration with remapped time code
Methods and systems are provided for time altering one or more discrete digital audio/video program segments, each program segment having distinct in time and out time code points. Data from the digital program segments are received from a data source and decoded.
Prime Image Delaware, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371652 
 Communication devices and methods for temporal analysis  of voice calls patent thumbnailCommunication devices and methods for temporal analysis of voice calls
Headsets having corresponding audio adapters and methods comprise: a microphone configured to generate analog audio for a voice call; an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the analog audio to digital audio; a voice activity detector configured to detect speech in the digital audio; a processor configured to i) determine a temporal characteristic of the speech, and ii) generate a message based on the temporal characteristic of the speech and a temporal characteristic of the voice call; and a transmitter configured to transmit the message.. .
Plantronics, Inc.


12/10/15
20150358095 
 Synchronization among multiple playback and storage devices patent thumbnailSynchronization among multiple playback and storage devices
A wireless communication system and in particular to a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information.
Facebook, Inc.


12/03/15
20150350401 
 Wireless terminal device patent thumbnailWireless terminal device
A smartphone includes: a first antenna for performing wireless communication in accordance with a first communication scheme; a second antenna for performing wireless communication in accordance with a second communication scheme; a first rf circuit module for converting a signal, received by the first antenna, into a digital audio signal; an audio processing module for converting the digital audio signal into an analog audio signal; a second rf circuit module for converting a signal, received by the second antenna, into an analog audio signal; a receiver for outputting an analog audio signal; and a first switch for switching between: a first mode for transmitting an analog audio signal between the audio processing module and the receiver; and a second mode for transmitting an analog audio signal between the second rf circuit module and the receiver.. .
Kyocera Corporation


12/03/15
20150349903 

Wireless satellite digital audio radio service (sdars) head unit with portable subscription and cell phone abilities


A system and method for automated activation of a radio, or content receiver, used to receive subscription radio services such as xm or sirius radio. A wireless communications device with a short range data link wirelessly communicates with the content receiver to control the content receiver and receive a unique identification code from the content receiver.
Sirius Xm Radio Inc.


12/03/15
20150348570 

Method and speech behavior visualization and gamification


In some example embodiments, a system is provided for real-time analysis of audio signals. First digital audio signals are retrieved from memory.
Cogito Health Inc.


12/03/15
20150348561 

Effective attenuation of pre-echoes in a digital audio signal


A method is provided for processing attenuation of pre-echo in a digital audio signal decoded by transform decoding. The method includes the following acts: decomposition of the decoded signal into at least two sub-signals according to a pre-determined decomposition criterion; calculation of attenuation factors per sub-signal and per sample of a previously determined pre-echo zone; attenuation of pre-echo in the pre-echo zone of each of the sub-signals by applying attenuation factors to the sub-signals; and production of the attenuated signal by addition of the attenuated sub-signals.
Orange


11/26/15
20150341724 

New wireless transmission of digital audio


A method of wireless communication of data sets includes: transmitting a first data set of a first data category from a transmitter for reception by a receiver; and re-transmitting the first data set at a time after the first data set is transmitted if there is an absence of an acknowledgement of receipt from the receiver, or transmitting a second data set of a second data category that is different from the first data category from the transmitter to the receiver at the time if there is a presence of the acknowledgement of receipt from the receiver.. .
Gn Resound A/s


11/26/15
20150339916 

Voice enabled remote control for a set-top box


A remote control device includes a digital audio storage device, a talk button, and an optical distance measurer. The digital audio storage device is configured to continually record an audio input for a specific amount of time.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


11/26/15
20150339004 

Dynamic interface generation using command and user levels


An embodiment of a data processing system is disclosed that utilizes a modular feature design that enables the presentation of a user interface that dynamically hides or exposes features of varying complexity throughout the system based on feature identifiers that can be enabled or disabled in a runtime context. In one embodiment, the system implements digital audio workstation software that dynamically generates an interface including a menu system to show or hide advanced features based on an application feature level that is determined by the target user level of the system.
Apple Inc.


11/19/15
20150333392 

Multiband mimo vehicular antenna assemblies with dsrc capabilities


Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of multiband multiple input multiple output (mimo) vehicular antenna assemblies for installation to a vehicle body wall. In exemplary embodiments, a multiband mimo vehicular antenna assembly generally includes at least one cellular antenna configured to be operable over one or more cellular frequencies (e.g., long term evolution (lte), etc.), at least one satellite antenna configured to be operable over one or more satellite frequencies (e.g., global navigation satellite system (gnss), satellite digital audio radio services (sdars), etc.) and at least one dedicated short range communication (dsrc) antenna configured to be operable over dsrc frequencies..
Laird Technologies, Inc.


11/19/15
20150332341 

System and customizing audio advertisements


A system and method for streaming customized audio is disclosed. The system and method allow for the selection of advertisements based on at least one feature of a listener and insertion of the selected advertisements into a customized digital audio stream subsequently transmitted to a particular listener.
Ando Media Llc


11/05/15
20150319556 

Audio player with bluetooth function and audio playing method thereof


An audio player with a bluetooth function and an audio playing method thereof are provided. The audio player includes a master bluetooth speaker and a plurality of slave bluetooth speakers.
Issc Technologies Corp


11/05/15
20150317995 

Multi-band signal processor for digital audio signals


A method includes: processing the digital audio input signal to generate m delayed digital audio signal samples; converting the delayed digital audio signal samples to frequency domain representation in n number of frequency bands to compute respective signal spectrum values; determining respective signal level estimates; computing respective frequency domain gain coefficients based on the respective signal level estimates and band gain laws; transforming the frequency domain gain coefficients to time domain representation to produce m time-varying filter coefficients of a processing filter; convolving the m delayed digital audio signal samples with the time-varying filter coefficients to produce the processed digital output signal; and updating the delayed digital audio signal samples in accordance with a sample-by-sample or a predetermined block rate; wherein two of the signal spectrum values for at least two of the frequency bands are updated at different rates; and wherein m and n are positive integer numbers.. .
Gn Resound A/s


11/05/15
20150314726 

Acoustic signaling system for electric, hybrid vehicles or the like


And wherein the digital audio processor has processing elements suitable for producing the piloting signal starting from the audio file selected.. .

10/29/15
20150310891 

Systems and methods for chronologically ordering digital media and approximating a timeline of an event


Systems and methods synchronize digital audio and/or video tracks recorded at a same event. The systems and methods access input digital audio tracks that are storable in a database, wherein the input digital audio tracks comprise a list of original recorded digital audio tracks from original recorded digital videos that were recorded from multiple digital sources at the same event.
Evergig Music S.a.s.u.


10/29/15
20150310870 

Systems and methods for analyzing audio characteristics and generating a uniform soundtrack from multiple sources


Systems and methods analyze audio characteristics of digital audio files and generate a uniform soundtrack based on more than one of the digital audio files. The systems and method comprise equalizing a content of each input digital audio file such that all input digital audio files are processible as a group, wherein the input digital audio files are storable in a database and comprise a list of original recorded digital audio files from original recorded digital video files that were recorded from at least two different digital sources at the same event and the input digital audio files have previously been synchronized such that exact locations of the input digital audio files within the same event has been determined or identified.
Evergig Music S.a.s.u.


10/29/15
20150310024 

Acoustic playback system


An acoustic playback system including a digital filter; and a plurality of digital modulators each of which output a digital signal to one of a plurality of speakers driven by digital signals having different play back bandwidths; wherein the digital filter converts a digital audio signal which is input into a plurality of digital audio signals of a plurality of frequency bandwidths corresponding to play back bandwidths of the speakers, and outputs each of the digital audio signals of the plurality of frequency bandwidths to one of the plurality of digital modulators; each of the digital modulators outputs the modulated digital signal to the speaker of a play back bandwidth corresponding to a frequency bandwidth of the digital audio signal which is input by performing miss-match shaping after noise shaping to a digital audio signal; and each number of bits of a digital signal of the digital modulators is different.. .
Trigence Semiconductor, Inc.


10/29/15
20150310011 

Systems and methods for processing textual information to identify and/or name individual digital tracks or groups of digital tracks


Systems and methods identify and/or label one or more digital multimedia tracks recorded at a same first event performed by a same artist. The systems and methods comprise accessing sample digital multimedia files that are storable in a database, wherein the sample digital multimedia files are original recorded digital videos that were recorded from multiple digital sources at the same first event, wherein the sample digital multimedia files have metadata comprising video titles associated with the sample digital multimedia files.
Evergig Music S.a.s.u.


10/29/15
20150309956 

Data terminal, data transmission system, and hot swapping control method


The present invention discloses a data terminal, a data transmission system, and a hot swapping control method. The data terminal includes a first processor, a first digital audio circuit, an interface isolator, a first usb circuit, and a first connecting apparatus, where the first connecting apparatus includes a first digital audio connecting apparatus and a first usb connecting apparatus.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


10/22/15
20150304769 

Method and device for recognition and arbitration of an input connection


Embodiments herein enable fast and easy interconnectivity among multimedia accessories including mobile devices and other devices. There is only limited space on mobile devices yet there are numerous input connectors.
Personics Holdings, Llc.


10/22/15
20150304708 

Digital decoder having a so-called "playback" mode of operation and comprising two buffer memories


A digital decoder for television receiver, comprises an input (e) for receiving a digital audio/video signal (sav), means for demodulating and decoding the input signal into an output signal intended for the television receiver, and a first buffer memory (8) into which the input signal is diverted after demodulation (sd) when the decoder is placed in a so-called “live” mode of operation. In a so-called “playback” mode of operation, the signal recorded in the first buffer memory constitutes the output signal.
Thomson Licensing


10/15/15
20150296266 

Methods and indexing and/or advertising in a user selected downloaded digital video recording


A method and apparatus of indexing a previously digitally recorded program of an audio and video program, including downloading at least two sections of the digital recording of the audio and video program, receiving an index of the digital audio and video program to be associated with the digital recording of the audio and video program so as to navigate the digital recording of the audio and video program, associating the index to the digital audio and video recording enabling a user of the digitally recorded audio and video program to navigate the digital recording of the audio and video program according to the index, and enabling the user to navigate the indexed associated digital recording of the audio/video program using the index applied to the digital recording of the audio and video program such that the program is interactively and continuously indexed on the multimedia device.. .

10/08/15
20150289054 

Mixer circuit, audio signal processing circuit, mixing audio signals, and audio device for a vehicle, audio component device and electronic device using the same


A mixer circuit includes a first d/a converter configured to convert a first digital audio signal to a first analog audio signal; an inverter configured to invert a polarity of a second digital audio signal to generate a third digital audio signal; a second d/a converter configured to convert the third digital audio signal to a second analog audio signal; and an output stage configured to add the first analog audio signal and the second analog audio signal by changing a polarity of one of the first analog audio signal and the second analog audio signal.. .

10/08/15
20150286460 

Apparatus and methods for gracefully managing audio discontinuity


Apparatus and methods for audio discontinuity management are disclosed. In certain implementations, an electronically-implemented method includes decoding one or more frames comprising digital audio data.

10/08/15
20150283394 

Using a double helix conductor to treat neuropathic disorders


An electrical system controlled, driven by and/or based on one or both of naturally occurring electrophysiological signals in a patient's body and/or digital audio files is used to produce electromagnetic fields to treat a neuropathic disorder of a patient.. .

10/08/15
20150283393 

Double helix conductor for medical applications using stem cell technology


An electrical system controlled, driven by and/or based on one or both of naturally occurring electrophysiological signals in a patient's body and/or digital audio files is used to produce electromagnetic fields to assist stem cell technology.. .

10/01/15
20150281854 

Direct digital audio adapter for hearing aids


An apparatus for sending a second digital audio signal to a hearing aid and has a power supply and an induction loop for sending an alternating magnetic field. The apparatus also has a controller which is galvanically, capacitively or inductively connected to the induction loop.
Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd


10/01/15
20150279424 

Sound quality of the audio portion of audio/video files recorded during a live event


A digital audio/video (av) file, or media file (file a) recorded at a live event using a handheld av recording device is uploaded by a client to an audio replacement service. The audio portion of the digital av file is of relatively low quality compared to an audio file (file b) of the live event created by sound engineers or other event personnel during the live event.

10/01/15
20150279378 

Lossless embedded additional data


Methods are disclosed for an encoder to embed a data stream into a quantised pcm digital audio signal and for a corresponding decoder to both retrieve the data stream and losslessly reconstruct the exact original audio. Some methods employ complimentary amplification and attenuation, while others employ gain redistribution.

10/01/15
20150277732 

Method for associating media files with additional content


A method for presenting digitally stored information to a user, including providing, from a server to a client device, timeline information having first and second time points, each time point being relative to when a user accesses the timeline information, the first time point being associated with a digital audio or digital video media file, the second time point being associated with additional content, the additional content being a text or a file comprising video, audio, image, text, a webpage, user comment or user rating in a digital format. Accessing the timeline information causes the client device to start a timing procedure, the client device automatically starting playing the media file when timing reaches the first time point of the timeline information and the client device automatically presenting, to the user, the additional content when the timing reaches the second time point of the timeline information..
Acast Ab


09/24/15
20150271598 

Radio to tune multiple stations simultaneously and select programming segments


Techniques describe tuning a plurality of radio stations, buffering digital audio data from each tuner, recognizing programming segments in the buffer, identifying content (e.g., song title and artist) of at least some segments, selecting from among the identified segments, and providing the selected segments to a listener. In an example, at least two signals are simultaneously tuned from at least two radio stations.

09/24/15
20150270892 

Digital audio system of an aircraft


A digital audio system of an aircraft comprising one or more pieces of audio equipment and one or more pieces of radio equipment providing a reliable side tone to the operators. The audio equipment and the radio equipment have installed in the proximity, respectively, an audio-terminal and a radio-terminal connected to a digital network including digital messages management units and digital signal processors.
Eads Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.a.


09/24/15
20150269134 

Method of annotating a document displayed on an electronic device


A system and method for creating a location tag and attaching and linking multiple attributes to that tag, including such attributes as digital audio files, video files, text and photographs, thereby facilitating subsequent finding of the location in an electronic document or display. In this way, the same or a different user can proceed directly to a location of interest to view and inspect the features identified in the linked attributes..
Imsi Design, Llc


09/17/15
20150264513 

Usb audio and power transmission


In general, aspects of the present disclosure may be directed to techniques for streaming audio over, and receiving power from a universal serial bus interface. In an example, a device includes at least one processor, an audio module operable by the at least one processor to generate digital audio data stream based on audio data stored at the device, convert the digital audio stream into an audio format compatible with output by a universal serial bus interface, and output the digital audio data stream to a universal serial bus host using a universal serial bus microphone interface, wherein the device and the universal serial bus host are coupled by a universal serial bus connection..
Google Inc.


09/17/15
20150263686 

Digital/analogue conversion


The application relates to digital to analogue conversion circuits having dynamic gain control. A digital variable gain element (102) may apply gain to an input digital signal (din) upstream of a dac (101) to make better use of the input range of the dac and an analogue variable gain element (103) applies a compensating analogue gain.
Wolfson Microelectronics Plc


09/17/15
20150263684 

Speaker temperature controller and method thereof


An audio device includes a digital-to-analog converter, an amplifier, a speaker, a power management unit and a temperature sensor. The digital-to-analog converter is configured to convert a digital audio signal into an analog audio signal.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.


09/10/15
20150256925 

Digital/analogue conversion


This application relates to digital-to-analogue conversion with improved noise performance. Embodiments relate to digital-to-analogue conversion circuits (300) for converting a digital audio signal to an analogue audio signal having a digital-to-analogue converter (104) operable at a plurality of dac clock rates.
Wolfson Microelectronics Plc


09/10/15
20150256896 

Interactive television program guide with selectable languages


An interactive television program guide is provided. The interactive television program guide provides a user with the opportunity to select a language for playing television programming and displaying program guide text.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


09/03/15
20150248271 

Audio converter device and using the same


An audio converter device and a method for using the same. The audio converter device receives the digital audio data from a first device via a local area network.
Viviana Research Llc


08/27/15
20150245087 

Synchronous audio distribution to portable computing devices


Analog audio inputs are processed by a digital signal processor and rebroadcast over a local wireless network synchronous with a separate broadcast device or in real time with a live audio source. A software application on a portable computing device provides end-users the option to select from a plurality of audio source streams, cached translations of preprocessed audio streams and speech-to-text captioning.
Wtf Technology Partners, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244333 

Adaptive rail voltage regulation on power supplies


The system comprises a digital signal processing module, a power supply unit and an audio amplifier. In the digital signal processing module, the level of the digital audio signal is detected for adjusting the rail voltage in the amplifier.
Bang & Olufsen A/s


08/27/15
20150241975 

Sound to haptic effect conversion system using waveform


A haptic conversion system is provided that intercepts frames of audio data, such as a digital audio signal, converts the frames into a haptic signal, and plays the created haptic signal through an actuator to produce haptic effects. The haptic signal is based on a maximum value of each audio data frame, which defines a magnitude of the haptic signal.
Immersion Corporation


08/13/15
20150224808 

Pop-up greeting cards


An interactive electronic greeting card with pop-up feature includes a pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop-up element. In a first position, the pop-up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity.
American Greetings Corporation


08/06/15
20150221312 

Apparatus, merging code layers for audio encoding and decoding and error correction thereof


Apparatus, system and method for encoding and decoding ancillary code for digital audio, where multiple encoding layers are merged. The merging allows a greater number of ancillary codes to be embedded into the encoding space, and further introduces efficiencies in the encoding process.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


08/06/15
20150220219 

Content feed user interface with gallery display of same type items


Additional content items that satisfy predefined criteria are identified. The predefined criteria may be that the selected and additional content items have particular characteristics that are the same.
Google Inc.


07/30/15
20150215702 

Signal processing device and signal processing method


There is provided a signal processing device s including a noise cancellation process clock generation unit configured to generate a noise cancellation process clock having a predetermined fixed frequency, a noise canceling unit configured to include a noise canceling filter operating based on the noise cancellation process clock and generating a noise canceling signal having a signal property of canceling an external noise component based on an input audio signal including the external noise component picked up by a microphone, and an addition unit superimposing the noise canceling signal generated by the filter on a digital audio signal, and a sampling rate conversion unit configured to rate-convert the input digital audio signal sampled at a clock in asynchrony with the noise cancellation process clock to a signal at a sampling frequency in synchrony with the noise cancellation process clock and to supply the rate-converted signal to the addition unit.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150213797 

Voice recognition system and method


The present invention discloses a voice recognition system and method, wherein the voice recognition system comprises: a microphone array for receiving a voice signal, converting the voice signal into an analog audio signal, and outputting the analog audio signal to an audio coding circuit; the audio coding circuit for converting the received analog audio signal into a digital audio signal, and outputting the digital audio signal to a main control integrated circuit; a bluetooth transmitting module for receiving a voice signal, converting the voice signal into a digital audio signal, and sending the digital audio signal to a bluetooth receiving module via bluetooth; the bluetooth receiving module for sending the received digital audio signal to the main control integrated circuit; the main control integrated circuit for selecting the digital audio signal from the audio coding circuit or the digital audio signal from the bluetooth receiving module to perform recognition. The technical solution of the present invention solve the problem of the incapability of a voice recognition system, with audio input being from only a microphone array, in recognizing a long-distance voice..
Goertek Inc.


07/23/15
20150207481 

Genre dependent audio level control


Systems, methods, and computer program products relating to digital audio data are provided. In some implementations a method is provided.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/23/15
20150206540 

Pitch shifting frequencies


System and methods for audio editing are provided. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/23/15
20150205571 

Leveling audio signals


The present specification relates to systems, methods, and apparatus including computer program products for editing digital audio data. In some implementations, a method is provided that includes the actions of receiving digital audio data; dividing the audio data into first audio data and second audio data; performing on-line processing of the first and second audio data including segmenting the first audio data according to one or more partitioning parameters into discrete time partitions, sequentially analyzing for each discrete time partition the first audio data of the corresponding discrete time partition, and modifying the second audio data according to the analysis of the first audio data; and outputting the modified second audio data..
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/23/15
20150205570 

Image edited audio data


This specification describes technologies relating to editing digital audio data. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/23/15
20150205569 

Automatically correcting audio data


Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for editing digital audio data. In some implementations a method is provided that includes receiving digital audio data, identifying a modification to a portion of the digital audio data, and automatically correcting audio data surrounding one or more edit boundaries resulting from the identified modification including interpolating audio data from a region associated with the one or more edit boundaries..
Adobe Systems Incorporated


07/16/15
20150199170 

Fitting golf balls using acoustic response


An electronic method for matching a user with a golf ball includes playing a first digital audio file to a user via a computer and playing a second digital audio file to the user via the computer. Each of the first digital audio file and the second digital audio file correspond to an acoustic response of a respective golf ball to a standardized impact force.
Nike, Inc.


07/09/15
20150195651 

Wireless speaker unit


A wireless speaker unit includes a radio transceiver oscillator which provides timing signals to a pulse width modulator and to a sample rate controller that provides a variable oversampling signal to a delta sigma modulator. The variable oversampling signal determined by a sampling rate of the digital audio signal..
Summit Semiconductor Llc


06/25/15
20150181157 

Apparatus, formatting audio-video information


Techniques and mechanisms for formatting digital audio-video (“av”) information. In an embodiment, interface logic includes circuitry to receive digital av information which, in one or more respects, is according to or otherwise compatible with a first interface specification.
Silicon Image, Inc.


06/18/15
20150172812 

Apparatus and sound stage enhancement


A non-transitory computer readable storage medium with instructions executable by a processor identify a center component, a side component and an ambient component within right and left channels of a digital audio input signal. A spatial ratio is determined from the center component and side component.

06/18/15
20150170668 

Effective pre-echo attenuation in a digital audio signal


A method is provided for processing pre-echo attenuation in a digital audio signal generated from a transform coding, wherein, at the decoding point, the method includes: detection of a position of attack in the decoded signal; determination of a pre-echo region preceding the position of attack detected in the decoded signal; calculation of attenuation factors per sub-block of the pre-echo region, according to at least the frame wherein the attack has been detected and the preceding frame; and pre-echo attenuation in the sub-blocks of the pre-echo region by the corresponding damping factors. The method also includes application of a filter for the spectral shaping of the pre-echo region on the current frame up to the detected position of the attack.
Orange


06/18/15
20150169281 

Method and wireless digital radio


A method and apparatus are provided for a first controlled device, such as a wireless local transmitter that accepts a plurality of digital audio signals and corresponding program information signals converted from a controlled source, such as the encoded digital data provided by a digital data signal source, typically a community antenna television (catv) cable or direct broadcast satellite, then modulates said digital audio and corresponding program information signals on different carrier frequencies and transmits the modulated signals to a plurality of second controlled devices, such as remote digital receiver/tuners that demodulate said signals to output music in stereophonic sound and display the corresponding program information by means of an alphanumeric display. The first and second controlled devices contain microprocessor systems for communicating, controlling, storing, processing, and display of digital data within the operation of the respective system.
Dima Communications Inc.


06/11/15
20150162938 

Digital radio tagging using an rf tuner accessory


An accessory having an rf tuner for digital radio, such as hd radio, can be in communication with a media player such as a portable media device (“pmd”). The user can be given the ability to command the accessory to provide raw digital data, the ability to scan only for stations having digital audio content (or for all available stations), the ability to provide station lists of stations having digital audio content (or all available stations), and the ability to request and store metadata beyond that for stations actually being listened to provide enhanced search capabilities.
Apple Inc.


06/04/15
20150154969 

Doubly compatible lossless audio bandwidth extension


An encoder for digital audio signals at a higher sample rate creates a stream for consumer distribution at a lower sampling rate, with compatibility for standard pcm players without a decoder. In conjunction with a suitable decoder, two enhanced playback options are supported, the first option allowing full lossless reconstruction of a noise-shaped higher sampling rate signal, the second option allowing lossy bandwidth extension even if an intervening transmission chain has truncated the least-significant-bits of the encoder's output signal..
Meridian Audio Limited


05/21/15
20150135564 

Pop-up greeting card with confetti


An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity.
American Greetings Corporation


05/07/15
20150127332 

System and improving signal-to-noise ratio


A method of improving signal-to-noise ratio is provided. The method includes acquiring a digital audio signal output from an endec by a host processing unit interface; receiving the digital audio signal output from the host processing unit interface by an audio engine interface; transmitting the digital audio signal from the audio engine interface to an audio engine processor; reducing noise of the digital audio signal by the audio engine processor and then converting the digital audio signal into an analog audio signal to be played..
Inventec (jiangning) Corporation


05/07/15
20150126888 

Sound-based spirometric devices, systems and methods


Devices, system, and methods generate expiratory flow-based pulmonary function data by processing a digital audio file of sound of a subject's forced expiratory maneuver. A mobile device configured to generate expiratory flow-based pulmonary function data includes a microphone, a processor, and a data storage device.
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization


05/07/15
20150125013 

Wireless sound transmission and method


A system for providing sound to at least one user has at least one audio signal source, a transmission unit with a digital transmitter audio data packets from the audio signal source via a wireless digital audio link; at least one receiver unit having at least one digital receiver; and a hearing stimulator responsive to audio signals from the receiver unit. The transmission unit encodes the audio signal as audio data blocks distributed onto at least two audio data packets, one of which is a low-quality packet, and one of which is a high quality packet only a low-quality version of the audio signal being retrievable from the low-quality packets, and a high-quality version of the audio signal being retrievable from both the low-quality packets and the high-quality packets.
Phonak Ag


05/07/15
20150125006 

Audio control circuit


An audio control circuit receives analog audio signals and digital audio signals via an audio signal input interface. The audio control circuit includes an audio codec chip, a first control circuit, a first switch circuit, a second control circuit, and a second switch circuit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150120028 

Analog/digital audio converter and a method thereof


An analog/digital audio converting apparatus enables listening to both digital and analog audio signals received from a digital receiving apparatus and analog audio signals input from an external source using the same receiver by providing a formatter capable of converting the analog audio signal into a digital audio signal with the digital broadcasting receiving apparatus.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150113564 

Core device, audio/video control system, portable terminal device, audio/video control program, and audio/video control method


A core device that is connected to a network, and that is interconnected via a digital audio/video interface with audio/video devices that are connected to the network, provided with a collecting unit that collects interface-connected device information, including at least unique identification information, from the audio/video devices via the digital audio/video interface, and a transferring unit that transfers the interface-connected device information to a portable terminal device that is connected to the network.. .
Yamaha Corporation


04/23/15
20150112579 

Traffic data services without navigation system


A non-navigation data system for providing traffic data service in a mobile environment can include a data decoder for decoding a digital data stream from a digital audio radio transmission source, location determining means (such as gps or cellular location determining schemes) for determining a current location of a mobile receiver receiving the digital data stream, a display for displaying traffic data corresponding to the current location, and a plurality of static maps wherein the traffic data corresponding to the current location is overlaid at least over a portion of the static maps.. .
Sirius Xm Radio Inc.


04/09/15
20150100980 

Method and system for adding a conditional access system


A method and system for adding a conditional access system to a digital audio/video transmission system that delivers content from a source to a security device associated with an audio/video processing device by providing at the broadcast source a datastream having system information data including an unused identifier reserved for security data associated with the additional conditional access system.. .
Thomson Licensing


04/09/15
20150100857 

Digital audio transmitter and receiver


A method for increasing the fidelity of digitally encoded audio, comprising interleaving the signal, frequency conversion, and polynomial interpolation.. .
Summit Semiconductor Llc


04/09/15
20150100623 

User interface control in a networked audio system


A method for implementing a user interface (ui) control in a networked audio system that includes a plurality of audio playback devices that are adapted to play audio and that are operatively connected to a network over which audio data is delivered from a digital audio source to the audio playback devices, where the networked audio system further includes a control device that is operatively connected to the network and that has a display that is adapted to display a representation of a ui, and where the control device comprises an operating system (os) and a native application program written for the control device os, and memory. There is a local ui program that is stored in the control device memory.
Bose Corporation


04/09/15
20150100325 

Digital audio transmitter and receiver


A method for increasing the fidelity of digitally encoded audio, comprising interleaving the signal, frequency conversion, and polynomial interpolation along with comparison to a second, redundant signal.. .
Summit Semiconductor Llc


04/09/15
20150100143 

Synchronous audio playback


A method and device for synchronously playing audio data over a number of audio playback devices that are connected to a network. The distribution of particular audio data to a plurality of audio playback devices that are adapted to play audio, where the audio playback devices are all connected to a network over which audio data is delivered from a digital audio source to the audio playback devices, can be accomplished by determining when more than one of the audio playback devices has been directed to play the particular audio data, and in response to the determination directing that two or more of the audio playback devices synchronously play the particular audio data..
Bose Corporation


04/09/15
20150100142 

Audio systems and related devices and methods


A method for creating a stream of content for an audio system is provided. The method includes obtaining text metadata identifying each audio track of a selected collection of audio content, the selected collection of audio content being selected for playback from a first audio playback device of the audio system, and forwarding the text metadata identifying each audio track of the selected collection of audio content to a digital audio source to enable the digital audio source to select audio content containing additional audio content based on the text metadata..
Base Corporation


04/09/15
20150098559 

Synchronizing audio signal sampling in a wireless, digital audio conferencingt system


A digital audio conferencing system has a fixed base station that is in communication with a far end (r.e.) system over a communication network. The base station is associated with a wireless loudspeaker and one or more wireless microphones.

03/19/15
20150081069 

Audio portable devices


An audio apparatus for a portable device is provided. The portable device includes computing hardware coupled to associated data memory, which stores one or more audio or computer program products that include a plurality of audio libraries.
Applifier Oy


03/19/15
20150078562 

Playing audio in trick-modes


A method of playing a digital audio signal at a speed different from that at which it was recorded. The method comprises: playing a first segment of the signal; skipping to a second segment that is not contiguous with the first segment; and playing the second segment, wherein at least one of the first and second segment is played at a rate different from the rate at which it was recorded..
Nxp B.v.


03/12/15
20150073573 

Dual purpose audio player in cassette housing with built-in display and controls


A fully functioning dual purpose digital audio player presented in cassette-shaped housing which incorporates a display, control buttons, audio output, and remote control. .
Dronk, Llc


03/12/15
20150072778 

Wagering game having seamless looping of compressed audio


Gapless looping playback of an audio sound seamlessly without any silence between loops. An uncompressed digital audio file is divided and encoded using an mp3 encoder to produce two encoded files, a and b.
Wms Gaming Inc.


03/12/15
20150071458 

Network audio distribution system and method


Audio content distribution from audio sources to client terminals through a network. An audio source interface receives raw audio from an audio source, and converts it into a digital audio clip in a digital audio packet, containing a timestamp and a channel identity corresponding to the audio source.
Rangecast Technologies, Llc


03/12/15
20150071137 

Multiband mimo vehicular antenna assemblies with dsrc capabilities


Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of multiband multiple input multiple output (mimo) vehicular antenna assemblies for installation to a vehicle body wall. In exemplary embodiments, a multiband mimo vehicular antenna assembly generally includes at least one cellular antenna configured to be operable over one or more cellular frequencies (e.g., long term evolution (lte), etc.), at least one satellite antenna configured to be operable over one or more satellite frequencies (e.g., global navigation satellite system (gnss), satellite digital audio radio services (sdars), etc.) and at least one dedicated short range communication (dsrc) antenna configured to be operable over dsrc frequencies..
Laird Technologies, Inc.


03/12/15
20150070832 

Docking station with audio output


Docking stations that may interface with various types of accessories. One example may physically and electrically support a connection to a portable computing device in either one or two orientations.
Apple Inc.


03/05/15
20150066655 

Non-montary compensation scheme for digital rights management-free digital audio file transmissions


The present disclosure relates generally to the field of digital audio file downloading, and more particularly to digital rights management-free digital audio file downloading. A computing device receives a request for a digital audio file from a user, wherein the digital audio file is protected by intellectual property rights.

03/05/15
20150063602 

Exchange of metadata between a live sound mixing console and a digital audio workstation


A system for transferring metadata between an audio mixing console and a digital audio workstation connected by an audio link and a computer network. The audio mixing console and the digital audio system implement an ethernet-based communication protocol for sending messages between them over the network connection, the messages including metadata specifying a plurality of settings on the audio mixing console corresponding to audio information received by the audio mixing console during a live performance.
Avid Technology, Inc.


03/05/15
20150063597 

Systems and methods for simulation of mixing in air of recorded sounds


A priming signal processing technique modifies digital audio recordings to reduce the stress experienced by a listener's auditory system. A priming signal may reduce the instantaneous stress experienced by the auditory system during sudden changes in signal energy.

03/05/15
20150063578 

System and methods for motion restoration in acoustic processing of recorded sounds


A motion signal processing technique modifies digital audio recordings in order to restore a sense of motion, liveliness, and spatial dynamics. The technique compensates for the static presentation of sound created by modern recording and sound synthesis techniques and common modern playback equipment such as headphones and ear buds in order to create a more natural, immersive, and enjoyable listening experience..
Amos Dm, Llc


03/05/15
20150063573 

Systems and methods for simulation of mixing in air of recorded sounds


A mixing signal processing technique modifies digital audio recordings to simulate the linear and nonlinear effects of propagation and mixing of sounds in air. When multiple sounds or complex sounds comprised of multiple frequencies in the audible spectrum propagate in such a nonlinear medium, they transfer energy into sound at new frequencies given by the sums and differences of the original signal frequencies.

03/05/15
20150061823 

Remote control unit for activating and deactivating means for payment and for displaying payment status


The invention relates to a remote control unit for intelligent digital audiovisual reproduction systems, comprising storage means, payment means, a sound control circuit, display means and a metal chassis wherein said remote control unit comprises a distant radio frequency transmitter that is associated with a radio frequency receiver connected to the sound control circuit of the audiovisual reproduction system.. .
Touchtunes Music Corporation


02/26/15
20150058024 

Wireless cellular telephone with audio codec


A wireless cellular telephone with an audio codec for converting digital audio signals to analog audio signals. The audio codec comprises two digital audio bus interfaces for coupling to respective digital audio buses, and a digital-only signal path between the two digital audio bus interfaces, such that no analog processing of the audio signals occurs in the digital-only signal path..
Wolfson Microelectronics Ltd.


02/26/15
20150058023 

Method and system for translating speech


An electronic communication device (104) receives a first set of digital audio signals via radio frequency signaling, translates the first set of digital audio signals from speech of a first language (e.g. English) into translated speech of a second language (e.g., french), and emits the translated speech of the second language via a loudspeaker (226).
Motorola Mobility Llc


02/26/15
20150055934 

Enhancing karaoke systems utilizing audience sentiment feedback and audio watermarking


A digital audio/video (a/v) content can be selected from a data store within a computing device. The content can include a vocal free recording and a subsequently recorded vocal track generated by a user.
International Business Machines Corporation




Digital Audio topics: Digital Audio, Motor Module, Transmitter, Quantization, Signal Processing, Audio Signal Processing, Radio Transmission, Ion Source, Audio Signals, Navigation, Mobile Receiver, File Transfer, Transducer, Io Processor, Duty Cycle

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