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Date/App# patent app List of recent Signal Processing-related patents
02/04/16
20160037431 
 Millimeter wave non-line-of-sight patent thumbnailnew patent Millimeter wave non-line-of-sight
A next generation data network is described. It leverages the “cloud” for data management, frequency data computation and analytics.
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037269 
 Method and  feedback suppression patent thumbnailnew patent Method and feedback suppression
A method and an apparatus reduce feedback in a hearing aid device. The method includes the step of acquiring a first feedback transfer function at a first point in time on a feedback path from a signal processing device via an electro-acoustic transducer, an acoustic signal path from the electro-acoustic transducer to an acousto-electric transducer and via the acousto-electric transducer back to the signal processing device.
Sivantos Pte.ltd


02/04/16
20160037179 
 Video signal processing patent thumbnailnew patent Video signal processing
The present invention relates to a video signal processing method and device capable of: obtaining a reference view block by using a predetermined motion vector; obtaining the depth value of a reference block which corresponds to the reference view block; obtaining an inter-view motion vector for a current block by using at least one depth value of the reference depth block; and decoding the current block by using the inter-view motion vector.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160036684 
 Method and apparatus to provide both high speed and low speed signaling from the high speed transceivers on an field programmable gate array patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus to provide both high speed and low speed signaling from the high speed transceivers on an field programmable gate array
A programmable logic device, such as a field programmable gate array (fpga), is disclosed that allows for both high speed and low speed signal processing using the existing high speed transceiver. The programmable logic of the device may be programmed to include a sampling logic block that determines the low speed bit patterns from a device under test (dut).
Advantest Corporation


02/04/16
20160036613 
 Apparatus and  sending and receiving broadcast signals patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and sending and receiving broadcast signals
Disclosed is an apparatus for transmitting a broadcast signal, including: an input formatting module configured to demultiplex an input stream into at least one data pipe (dp); a bicm (bit interleaved coding and modulation) module configured to perform error correction processing on data of the dp; a frame building module configured to map the data of the dp to symbols within a frame; an ofdm generation module configured to generate a transmission signal by inserting a preamble into the frame and performing ofdm modulation; and a transmission parameter control module configured to set at least one transmission parameter and control transmission signal processing of the frame building module and the ofdm generation module.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160036610 
 Aas direct signaling framing methodologies to support high capacity wireless links patent thumbnailnew patent Aas direct signaling framing methodologies to support high capacity wireless links
A new frame structure applicable to the ieee 802.16 ofdma wireless waveform is described, for the purposes of increasing base station capacity, increasing subscriber link rates and extending base station range. The frame structure provides the necessary constructs so that advance signal processing technologies such as stacked carrier spread spectrum and adaptive antenna technology may be used in combination with these constructs in order to realize these gains.
The Directv Group, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036556 
 Signal jamming suppression patent thumbnailnew patent Signal jamming suppression
Provided are processes for suppressing jamming signals that may include use of a signal processing circuit. A signal processing circuit can be configured to obtain a jamming signal and a feedback signal, process the jamming signal and the feedback signal to determine a cancellation signal for use in suppressing the jamming signal, and output the cancellation signal to a radio-frequency transmitter.
Vencore Labs, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036554 
 Signal processing device and signal processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Signal processing device and signal processing method
An optical reception device 20 includes an electric signal generation unit 200, a linear compensation unit 301, a nonlinear compensation unit 300, and a second coefficient setting unit 400. The electric signal generation unit 200 generates an electric signal based on an optical signal received over a transmission path 30.
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160036457 
 Method and  perfomring analog-to-digital conversion on mulitple input signals patent thumbnailnew patent Method and perfomring analog-to-digital conversion on mulitple input signals
A method, computer-readable storage medium, and signal processing apparatus for processing a plurality of input signals. The method includes receiving or generating a first intermediate signal and a second intermediate signal.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160036402 
 System and  digital signal processing in deep diving environment patent thumbnailnew patent System and digital signal processing in deep diving environment
The present invention relates to a system for processing of an audio signal relating to a diver in a deep diving environment. The system comprises an input device structured to receive the signal, a pitch changing module configured to change the pitch of the received signal, a plurality of processing modules collectively configured to process the pitch changed signal and produce a processed signal.

02/04/16
20160036244 
new patent

Wireless power transfer and communications


An inductive wireless power transfer and communication system includes an electrostatic shield for one of the coils. The electrostatic shield is inductively coupled with the coil and is configured as an open circuit.
Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research


02/04/16
20160035370 
new patent

Formant dependent speech signal enhancement


An arrangement is described for speech signal processing. An input microphone signal is received that includes a speech signal component and a noise component.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034820 
new patent

Systems and methods for distributed solution of optimization problems


A framework is presented for designing a class of distributed, asynchronous optimization algorithms realized as signal processing architectures utilizing various conservation principles. The architectures are specifically based on stationary conditions pertaining to primal and dual variables in a class of generally nonconvex optimization problems.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160034740 
new patent

Signal strength enhancement in a biometric sensor array


A biometric imager may comprise a plurality of sensor element traces formed in or on a sensor substrate which may comprise at least a portion of a display screen defining a biometric sensing area and forming in-active pixel locations; an auxiliary active circuit formed in or on the sensor substrate on the periphery of the biometric sensing area and in direct or indirect electrical contact with the sensor element traces; and providing a signal processing interface to a remotely located controller integrated circuit. The sensor element traces may form a portion of one dimensional linear sensor array or pixel locations in a two dimensional grid array capacitive gap biometric imaging sensor.
Synaptics Incorporated


02/04/16
20160033578 
new patent

Test switch signal analyzer


A test switch signal analyzer comprising: an analyzer hub operably couplable to a test switch base that includes test switch conductors; signal probe(s) couplable to the analyzer hub and to the plurality of test switch conductors when the analyzer hub is coupled to the test switch base, a signal processing unit coupled to the analyzer hub; the signal processing unit, the analyzer hub, and at least a portion of the at least one signal probe being positionable within a test switch cover that mates with the test switch base when the signal probe is coupled to the test switch conductor(s) and the test switch cover is secured to the test switch base.. .
Fischer Block, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033278 
new patent

Composite navigation system


A composite navigation system includes a first rfid apparatus, a gps receiver, and a signal processing system. The first rfid apparatus includes an rfid chip and an antenna, a plurality of inclinometers, a plurality of linear accelerometers, and a plurality of angular accelerometers.
Chung Hua University


02/04/16
20160031581 
new patent

Rotary table machine for container treatment with rotary transducer


Disclosed is a rotary table machine for container treatment, comprising a carousel with container receptacles for conveying containers, wherein the container receptacles are arranged at a regular spacing along a circular path about an axis of rotation of the carousel by means of a machine pitch, characterized in that the carousel and a rotary transducer are connected via a transmission such that, when the carousel rotates about a machine pitch, the rotary transducer emits and/or processes a whole-number multiple of a periodic value increment as a position signal, a signal transmitter is designed to detect a reference mark on the carousel and for emitting a reference mark signal on the basis thereof, and a signal processing device is designed to process the position signal and the reference mark signal in order to regulate the position of the carousel and to control the container receptacles.. .
Krones Ag


02/04/16
20160031273 
new patent

Tire device


A tire device includes a vibration power generating element, a signal processing unit, and a transmitter. The vibration power generating element is arranged inside a tire and outputs a voltage corresponding to a time variation of a vibration generated in a tread of the tire.
Nippon Soken, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029959 
new patent

Wearable system for detecting and measuring biosignals


A system for detecting bioelectrical signals of a user comprising: a set of sensors configured to detect bioelectrical signals from the user, each sensor in the set of sensors configured to provide non-polarizable contact at the body of the user; an electronics subsystem comprising a power module configured to distribute power to the system and a signal processing module configured to receive signals from the set of sensors; a set of sensor interfaces coupling the set of sensors to the electronics subsystem and configured to facilitate noise isolation within the system; and a housing coupled to the electronics subsystem, wherein the housing facilitates coupling of the system to a head region of the user.. .
Emotiv Lifesciences Inc.


02/04/16
20160029958 
new patent

Wearable system for detecting and measuring biosignals


A system for detecting bioelectrical signals of a user comprising: a set of sensors configured to detect bioelectrical signals from the user, each sensor in the set of sensors configured to provide non-polarizable contact at the body of the user; an electronics subsystem comprising a power module configured to distribute power to the system and a signal processing module configured to receive signals from the set of sensors; a set of sensor interfaces coupling the set of sensors to the electronics subsystem and configured to facilitate noise isolation within the system; and a housing coupled to the electronics subsystem, wherein the housing facilitates coupling of the system to a head region of the user.. .
Emotiv Lifesciences Inc.


01/28/16
20160029466 

Systems and methods of providing enhanced electric fence diagonstics


An electric fence control unit includes a signal generator, a first signal receiver, a second signal receiver, a signal processing and control unit, and a communications interface. The signal generator generates and transmits an adjustable power signal along a conduction path of the electric fence.
Electric Guard Dog, Llc


01/28/16
20160029139 

Apparatus and processing multi-channel audio signal


Disclosed is an apparatus and method for processing a multichannel audio signal. A multichannel audio signal processing method may include: generating an n-channel audio signal of n channels by down-mixing an m-channel audio signal of m channels; and generating a stereo audio signal by performing binaural rendering of the n-channel audio signal..
Electronics And Techcommunications Research Institute


01/28/16
20160029083 

Signal processing method, signal reception processing apparatus and tv system


There are disclosed a signal processing method, a signal reception processing apparatus and a tv system, wherein the signal processing method comprises: receiving a control signal and decoding said control signal; comparing a signal instruction obtained from the decoding with preset instructions and generating an execution instruction corresponding to the matched preset instruction, wherein said preset instructions include a channel storage instruction and a channel change instruction; and performing corresponding execution actions according to the execution instruction. In the signal reception processing apparatus and the tv system based on the above method, specific channels are stored by decoding the control signal, and thus by storing specific channels, the aged can perform operations only on these specific tv channels instead of all tv channels when watching tv programs, and therefore they can watch tv program conveniently..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028610 

Subnetworks and multiple networks


A next generation data network is described. It leverages the “cloud” for data management, frequency data computation and analytics.
Facebook, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028491 

Optical reception device and optical reception method


An optical reception device according to an exemplary aspect of the invention includes an optical front-end means for demodulating an inputted optical signal, converting the demodulated signal into an electrical signal and outputting the electrical signal, a pre-emphasis means for adding a high frequency component to the electrical signal, a digital signal processing means for receiving input of the electrical signal with the high frequency component added thereto via a transmission wire, and for performing a digital coherent reception process on the inputted electrical signal, an error detection means for detecting a signal error in the digital coherent reception process and a feedback control means for varying the level of a high frequency component added at the pre-emphasis means and, in accordance with signal errors detected at that time, controlling the pre-emphasis means.. .
Nec Corporation


01/28/16
20160028435 

Efficient bandwidth utilization methods for catv docsis channels and other applications


Methods to improve the data carrying capacity of catv docsis systems and other communications systems are disclosed. Communications channels may be more efficiently spaced with reduced or absent guard bands by using receivers with adaptive signal cancellation methods, equalizing circuits, or polyphase filter banks and fast fourier transform signal processing methods to correct for higher levels of cross-talk.
Gainspeed, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028424 

Rf receiver


An rf receiver comprising: an rf signal processing unit for receiving an rf signal, wherein the rf signal processing unit comprises a dynamically reconfigurable rf filter for filtering the rf signal; an analog-to-digital converter for converting the filtered rf signal to a digital signal; and a digital signal processing unit for processing the digital signal to provide at least one channel; wherein the digital signal processing unit is adapted to adjust a respective transfer function of at least one said channel when the rf filter is reconfigured, to at least partially compensate a change in the transfer function of the rf filter.. .
Nxp B.v.


01/28/16
20160028380 

Signal processing


A method of processing an amplitude-modulated analogue signal at a carrier frequency fc comprises: digitising the analogue signal to produce an input bit stream that represents the amplitude of the analogue signal; generating an in-phase reference bit stream that is synchronous to the carrier frequency fc and represents an in-phase digital reference signal substantially in the form of a sine and/or cosine wave; and multiplying the input bit stream with the in-phase reference bit stream to produce an output bit stream representing the amplitude modulation of the analogue signal.. .
Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited


01/28/16
20160028308 

Method and control of switched-mode power supplies


The present invention relates to nonlinear and time-variant signal processing, and, in particular, to methods, systems, and apparatus for adaptive filtering and control applicable to switching power supplies.. .
Avatekh, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028249 

Methods and systems of a battery charging profile


Embodiments include an electronic device, which contains circuitry configured to acquire charging parameters corresponding to a rechargeable battery of the electronic device. The circuitry is also configured to identify an operation state of one or more signal processing components of the electronic device, and estimate a first temperature profile for the electronic device based on an operation state of the one or more signal processing components.
Sony Corporation


01/28/16
20160028225 

Surge protective network signal processing circuit assembly


A surge protective network signal processing circuit assembly includes a network chip, a network connector and a processing circuit including a plurality of two-wire channels electrically connected in parallel between the network chip and the network connector and a plurality of signal coupling capacitors respectively mounted in the two-wire channels and electrically connected in parallel and grounded for discharging instantaneous high voltage surges.. .
Ajoho Enterprise Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025845 

Frequency shift keyed continuous wave radar


A radar apparatus may be used in target detection and/or avoidance. The radar apparatus may include a microwave front end configured to transmit and receive rf signals, an analog signal conditioning module coupled with the microwave front end module that conditions rf signals received at the microwave front end module, and a digital signal processing module coupled with the analog signal conditioning module that detects presence and range of one or more targets based on the filtered rf signals..
Colorado Seminary, Which Owns And Operates The University Of Denver


01/28/16
20160025599 

Parallel digital signal processing of machine vibration data


A field programmable gate array (fpga) in a machine health monitoring (mhm) module includes interface circuitry, vibration data processing circuitry, and tachometer data processing circuitry. The interface circuitry de-multiplexes a synchronous serial data stream comprising multiple multiplexed data channels, each containing machine vibration data or tachometer data, into separate input data streams.
Computational Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025315 

Lighting system


A lighting system includes a main power source, a power switch, a daylight white color light source driver, an incandescent color light source driver, a first light source unit, and a second light source unit. The power switch includes a first terminal connected to the main power source, a second terminal and a control terminal.
Rohm Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160024912 

Bottom hole assembly fiber optic shape sensing


One or more of these thermomechanical properties of an underground formation can be monitored using a monitoring system. An example monitoring system includes a signal processing module, a visualization module, a signal source module, a signal detection module, and one or more optical fibers.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021515 

Electronic shelf label gateway, electronic shelf label system and communications method thereof


An electronic shelf label gateway may include a data storing unit storing original data, a signal processing unit generating an encoded data packet by encoding the original data, a controlling unit controlling transmission of the encoded data packet so as to sequentially perform a first multicast, a second multicast, and a unicast of the encoded data packet until all of a plurality of connected electronic shelf label devices successfully receive the encoded data packet, and a communicating unit wirelessly transmitting the encoded data packet according to controlling by the controlling unit.. .
Snu R&db Foundation


01/21/16
20160021445 

Modular audio system


A modular audio system is described. The modular audio system may include a support unit having a base portion, a plurality of connector supports, each of the plurality of connector supports being coupled to the base portion, and a plurality of connectors, each of the plurality of connectors being coupled to a respective connector support, the plurality of connectors being adapted to physically join an external device to the support unit.
Redsonic Sound, Inc.


01/21/16
20160021302 

Cognitive sensor and operating of the same


A cognitive sensor and a method of operating the same. The cognitive sensor includes a sensor unit, which generates electric signals in response to outside stimulations; a signal processing unit, which generates sensed data regarding the outside stimulations by processing electric signals generated by the sensor unit; a cognitive circuit unit, which specifies an area of interest in the sensed data processed by the signal processing unit; and an output unit, which outputs the sensed data generated by the signal processing unit, wherein at least a portion of the sensed data output by the output unit is sensed data regarding the area of interest..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160021189 

Automatic pushing of m2m signal processing to network sensor edge


Embodiments herein generally relates to a system and method to automatically offloading a signal processing operation from a back-end processing server to a node controlled using a central controller in a machine-to-machine (m2m) network. Further, the method includes identifying a raw data stream in the node.
Cluster Wireless Llc


01/21/16
20160020929 

Radio communication device and signal processing method


A radio communication device comprises a processor configured to generate a transmission signal on the basis of data to be transmitted. The processor generates the transmission signal by a transmission scheme selected from a digital transmission scheme and an analog transmission scheme.
Kyocera Corporation


01/21/16
20160020871 

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for simplified computation of squares and sums of squares of code cross-correlation metrics for signal processing


The subject matter described herein includes a method for simplified computation of metrics of cross-correlations of binary codes and for using the metrics for signal processing applications. The method includes computing an outer product matrix based on a first code vector.
American University In Cairo


01/21/16
20160020869 

Broadcasting receiver and broadcast signal processing method


A digital broadcasting system which is robust against an error when mobile service data is transmitted and a method of processing data are disclosed. The mobile service data is subjected to an additional coding process and the coded mobile service data is transmitted.
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/21/16
20160020853 

Optical transmission apparatus and detection apparatus


An optical transmission apparatus includes an optical modulator that is driven by a drive signal generated from an electrical signal obtained by performing a digital signal processing on a data signal, a detector configured to detect a change in a spectrum of output light of the optical modulator, and a controller configured to control the digital signal processing based on a detection result of the detector.. .
Fujitsu Limited


01/21/16
20160020825 

Input/output signal processing circuit and input/output signal processing method


The present invention discloses an input/output (i/o) signal processing circuit and processing method. The i/o signal processing circuit includes a level adjustable i/o circuit and an adjustment circuit.
Richtek Technology Corporation


01/21/16
20160019914 

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and signal processing program


This invention provides a signal processing apparatus for effectively detecting an abrupt change in an input signal. The signal processing apparatus includes a converter that converts an input signal into a phase component signal and an amplitude component signal in a frequency domain.
Nec Corporation


01/21/16
20160019913 

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and signal processing program


Disclosed is a signal processing apparatus that processes an input signal to accurately detect an abrupt change in the input signal in accordance with the degree of linear change of a phase component in a frequency domain. The signal processing apparatus includes a converter that converts the input signal into the phase component and an amplitude component in the frequency domain, a linearity calculator that calculates the linearity of the phase component in the frequency domain, and a determiner that determines presence of the abrupt change in the input signal based on the linearity calculated by the linearity calculator..
Renesas Electronics Corporation


01/21/16
20160019878 

Audio signal processing methods and systems


Described are methods and systems of identifying one or more fundamental frequency component(s) of an audio signal. The methods and systems may include any one or more of an audio event receiving step, a signal discretization step, a masking step, and/or a transcription step..

01/21/16
20160019832 

Display device


According to an aspect, a display device includes: an image display unit in which pixels are arranged, each of the pixels including a fourth sub-pixel and surrounding sub-pixels arranged around the fourth sub-pixel, the fourth sub-pixels of the respective pixels being arranged in a two-dimensional matrix and displaying a white color component as a fourth color, each of the pixels sharing at least one of the surrounding sub-pixels with an adjacent pixel adjacent to the pixel; and a signal processing unit that, based on a first input video signal for a specific pixel and a second input video signal for an adjacent pixel adjacent to the specific pixel, generates an output signal for the surrounding sub-pixels belonging to the specific pixel and outputs the generated output signal to the image display unit.. .
Japan Display Inc.


01/21/16
20160019731 

System and measuring moving vehicle information using electrical time domain reflectometry


Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for measuring moving vehicle information. Moving vehicle information may be measured by a sensor configured to respond to one or more wheels of the moving vehicle, where one or more of the wheels change the characteristic impedance of the sensor at the wheel's contact location.
International Road Dynamics Inc.


01/21/16
20160019677 

Image processing system with artifact suppression mechanism and operation thereof


An image processing system, and a method of operation thereof, includes: a local patch ternarization module for receiving an input image, for calculating a mean value of a local patch of pixels in the input image, and for calculating ternary values for the pixels based on the mean value; and an artifact removal module, coupled to the local patch ternarization module, for removing a residue artifact based on the ternary values and for generating an output image with the residue artifact removed for sending to an image signal processing hardware.. .
Sony Corporation


01/21/16
20160018511 

Distributed radar signal processing in a radar system


A cascaded radar system is provided that includes a first radar system-on-a-chip (soc) operable to perform an initial portion of signal processing for object detection on digital beat signals generated by multiple receive channels of the radar soc, a second radar soc operable to perform the initial portion of signal processing for object detection on digital beat signals generated by multiple receive channels in the radar soc, and a processing unit coupled to the first radar soc and the second radar soc to receive results of the initial portion of signal processing from each radar soc, the processing unit operable to perform a remaining portion of the signal processing for object detection using these results.. .
Texas Instruments Incorporated


01/21/16
20160018463 

Signal processing apparatus


A signal processing apparatus includes a recording unit, an operation unit, a processing unit and an abnormality detector. The recording unit records configuration data therein.
Denso Corporation


01/21/16
20160018283 

Leak detector


Examples of a leak detection system are disclosed. In one example according to aspects of the present disclosure, a leak detection system includes a housing defining an interior, the housing connected to a component of a water distribution system.
Mueller International Llc


01/21/16
20160018225 

Signal processing to extract a pedestrian's moving direction


Disclosed here are methods and systems that relate to determining a moving direction of a mobile device user. The methods and systems relate to using an inertial navigation system such as an accelerometer and gyroscope to aid in the determination of the moving direction of the user.
Google Inc.


01/21/16
20160018210 

Fiber optic position sensing system


A fiber optic sensing system for determining the position of an object requires a light source, an optical fiber, a fiber optic splitter, a fiber tip lens, an optical detector and signal processing circuitry. Light emitted by the light source is conveyed via optical fiber and the splitter to the lens and onto an object, such that at least a portion of the light is reflected by the object and conveyed via fiber and the splitter to the detector.
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Llc


01/21/16
20160015274 

Photoacoustic controlling the same


A photoacoustic apparatus includes a detecting unit including a plurality of receiving elements configured to detect an acoustic wave that is generated when an analyte is irradiated with light; a signal processing unit configured to acquire information about the inside of the analyte from a detected signal acquired from the detecting unit; an optical absorber configured to absorb the irradiation light; and a reception characteristic calculation unit configured to calculate reception characteristic information of the plurality of receiving elements on the basis of detected signals when the plurality of receiving elements receive an acoustic wave that is generated from the optical absorber.. .

01/14/16
20160014841 

Devices and methods for protocol mode switching


A mobile terminal (20) comprises a wireless interface (21) for communication with a cellular communication network (10). A logic (27) is configured to control the wireless interface (21) to perform a mode switching signalling to cause activation of a protocol mode selected from a plurality of protocol modes for communicating over the wireless interface (21).
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160014778 

Bandwidth allocation method and apparatus, user equipment, and base station


Embodiments of the present invention provide a bandwidth allocation method and apparatus, user equipment, and a base station. The method includes: receiving, by user equipment, virtual bandwidth configuration information, where the virtual bandwidth configuration information is used for indicating a configuration of a virtual bandwidth; and performing, by the user equipment, signal reception and/or signal processing according to the virtual bandwidth indicated by the virtual bandwidth configuration information, where each virtual bandwidth is a part or all of a downlink maximum available bandwidth or a downlink transmission bandwidth, and the downlink maximum available bandwidth is a maximum bandwidth available for downlink transmission.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160014531 

Feedback path evaluation implemented with limted signal processing


A method, including operating an adaptive system of a hearing prosthesis, and determining one or more feedback path parameters of the hearing prosthesis based on the operation of the adaptive system of the hearing prosthesis.. .
Cochlear Limited


01/14/16
20160014517 

Control parameter dependent audio signal processing


An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform processing at least one control parameter dependent on at least one sensor input parameter, processing at least one audio signal dependent on the processed at least one control parameter, and outputting the processed at least one audio signal.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


01/14/16
20160014355 

Signal processing device and method, imaging device and solid state imaging element


A signal processing device includes a control unit that suspends supplying of a signal to an a/d conversion unit which performs a/d conversion, during an a/d conversion period in which the a/d conversion is performed on the signal that depends on an electric charge read from a pixel; and a maintenance unit that maintains a signal value of the signal in a state where the signal is supplied by the control unit to the a/d conversion unit and that supplies the maintained signal value to the a/d conversion unit in a state where the supplying of the signal to the a/d conversion unit is suspended by the control unit.. .
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160014327 

Imaging device, signal processing method, and signal processing program


There is provided a lens-exchangeable imaging device that is capable of correcting an output signal of a pixel for phase difference detection at high speed and with high precision. A camera main body 200 includes a correction method selection unit 174 that selects any of a method in which the output signals of all the pixels for phase difference detection that are included in a solid-state imaging element 5 are interpolation-corrected by an interpolation correction processing unit 172 and a method in which the output signals of all the phase difference detection are gain-corrected by a gain correction processing unit 171, according to lens information that is acquired from a lens device 100, and an image processing unit 175 that corrects the output signal of the pixel for phase difference detection, using the selected method..
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160014312 

Platform architecture for accelerated camera control algorithms


Camera control architecture and methods that distribute control responsibilities across hard real-time and soft real-time parts. The operation of digital camera control algorithms can be made less sensitive to timing fluctuations among the various systems within a device platform that includes a camera module (cm) and/or image signal processing (isp) pipeline.

01/14/16
20160013880 

Optical compensation using a space division multiplexing electro-optic receiver


Disclosed herein are methods, structures, and devices for optical communications systems operating through turbulent media. More specifically, a spatial division multiplexing photonic integrated circuit is used in conjunction with digital signal processing systems to mitigate the effects of the turbulent media..
Acacia Communications, Inc.


01/14/16
20160013863 

Apparatus for monitoring optical signal to noise ratio, transmitter and communication system


Embodiments provide an apparatus for monitoring an optical signal to noise ratio (osnr), a transmitter and a communication system. The apparatus for monitoring optical signal to noise ratio includes: a signal extracting unit and a signal processing unit.
Fujitsu Limited


01/14/16
20160013773 

Method and fast digital filtering and signal processing


A method and a system for digital filtering comprising fast tensor-vector multiplication provide factoring an original tensor into a kernel and a commutator, multiplying the kernel obtained by the factoring of the original tensor, by the vector and thereby obtaining a matrix, and summating elements and sums of elements of the matrix as defined by the commutator obtained by the factoring of the original tensor, and thereby obtaining a resulting tensor which corresponds to a product of the original tensor and the vector.. .

01/14/16
20160013764 

Amplifier device and wireless communication device


An amplifier device 1 includes: a distortion compensation section 3 that performs distortion compensation for an input signal x to an amplifier 2 by digital signal processing; and a separation section 9 that separates an output signal from the amplifier 2 into an i signal as an analog signal component including phase information of the output signal and an analog signal component including power information of the output signal. The distortion compensation section 3 performs distortion compensation for the amplifier 2, based on 1-bit signals obtained by expressing, in 1 bit, the analog i signal and the analog signal component including the power information of the output signal, respectively..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


01/14/16
20160012816 

Signal processing device, headphone, and signal processing method


A signal processing device includes: an input unit that accepts an input of a sound-source signal; a sound acquisition unit that acquires ambient sound to generate a sound-acquisition signal; a localization processing unit that processes at least one of the sound-source signal and the sound-acquisition signal so that a first position and a second position are different from each other, and mixes the sound-source signal and the sound-acquisition signal at least one of which is processed, to generate an addition signal, the first position being where a sound image based on the sound-source signal is localized, the second position being where a sound image based on the sound-acquisition signal being localized; and an output unit that outputs the addition signal.. .
Yamaha Corporation


01/14/16
20160012688 

Providing information to a user through somatosensory feedback


A hearing device may provide hearing-to-touch sensory substitution as a therapeutic approach to deafness. Through use of signal processing on received signals, the hearing device may provide better accuracy with the hearing-to-touch sensory substitution by extending beyond the simple filtering of an incoming audio stream as found in previous tactile hearing aids.
William Marsh Rice University


01/14/16
20160011851 

Sound signal processing


A sound signal processing method includes: receiving direction indication information input by a user and used for indicating a target direction (s110); and adjusting, according to the direction indication information, a beam direction of a sound signal processing array to the target direction (s120). A sound signal processing device includes: a receiving module (810), configured to receive direction indication information input by a user and used for indicating a target direction; and an adjustment module (820), configured to adjust, according to the direction indication information, a beam direction of a sound signal processing array to the target direction.
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.


01/14/16
20160011609 

Dc-dc converter


A dc-dc converter includes a high-side circuit supplied with a power supply voltage and a first internal reference voltage generated by a first regulator. The high-side circuit provides a current to an inductor, which is used for generating an output voltage.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160011323 

Photodetector and computed tomography apparatus


A photodetector according to an embodiment includes: a photodetector element unit including a first cell array including a plurality of first cells arranged in an array and a second sell array including a plurality of second cells arranged in an array, each of the first and second cells including a photoelectric conversion element, the second cell array being arranged to be adjacent to the first cell array; a first pulse height analyzer unit analyzing a pulse height of an electrical signal outputted from the first cell array; a second pulse height analyzer unit analyzing a pulse height of an electrical signal outputted from the second cell array; and a signal processing unit determining non-uniformity of a distribution of photons entering the first and second cell arrays using an output signal of the first pulse height analyzer unit and an output signal of the second pulse height analyzer unit.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/14/16
20160011318 

Performance and cost global navigation satellite system architecture


Significant, cost-effective improvement is introduced for position, navigation, and timing (pnt) on a global basis, particularly enhancing the performance of global navigation satellite systems (gnss), an example of which is the global positioning system (gps). The solution significantly improves performance metrics including the accuracy, integrity, time to acquire, interference rejection, and spoofing protection.

01/14/16
20160011314 

Gnss signal processing with ionosphere model for synthetic reference data


Some embodiments of the present invention derive an ionospheric phase bias and an ionospheric differential code bias (dcb) using an absolute ionosphere model, which can be estimated from data obtained from a network of reference stations or obtained from an external source such as waas, gaim, ionex or other. Fully synthetic reference station data is generated using the ionospheric phase bias and/or the differential code bias together with the phase leveled clock and ionospheric-free code bias and/or mw bias..
Trimble Navigation Limited


01/14/16
20160011123 

Defect inspection using same


A defect inspection device inspecting a sample includes a movable table on which the sample as an inspection object and a pattern chip are mounted, an illumination light irradiation unit which irradiates a surface of the sample or a surface of the pattern chip with linearly-formed illumination light, a detection optical system section where a plurality of detection optical systems are disposed at a plurality of positions above the table and which detect images of scattered light generated from the sample, and a signal processing unit which processes detected signals to detect a defect of the sample surface, and a plurality of repeating patterns for generating the scattered light according to positions of the objective lenses of the plurality of detection optical systems of the detection optical system section when the linearly-formed illumination light is irradiated by the illumination light irradiation unit are periodically formed in the pattern chip.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


01/14/16
20160008709 

Infrared game control system and control the same


The present invention provides an infrared game control system. The infrared game control system includes an infrared detection module having an infrared transmitter and an infrared receiver, a signal processing module having an aim indicator led and a hit indicator led and a power supply module having an electrical switch.

01/14/16
20160008663 

Universal mount bicycle power meter module


A universal mount bicycle power meter module has a base member with first and second ends and a narrow central portion which is relatively compressible in response to applied forces. Firmly secured to the first end is an internally threaded mounting nut in registration with an aperture in the first end.

01/14/16
20160007971 

Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, signal processing ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, and recording medium


An object of the present invention is to provide an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, a signal processing method, and a recording medium capable of appropriately superimposing data and obtaining high quality images when correcting data by superimposing a plurality of data. A transmission frequency of an ultrasonic beam is set according to a processing condition in a data processor, and second element data is generated using a plurality of first element data obtained by transmitting the ultrasonic beam at the transmission frequency..
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160007966 

Ultrasound system configured for lateral gain compensation


The present invention provides an ultrasound system, which comprises: a signal acquiring unit to transmit an ultrasound signal to an object and acquire an echo signal reflected from the object; a signal processing unit to control tgc (time gain compensation) and lgc (lateral gain compensation) of the echo signal; a tgc/lgc setup unit adapted to set tgc and lgc values based on tgc and lgc curves inputted by a user; and an image producing unit adapted to produce an ultrasound image of the object based on the echo signal. The signal processing unit is further adapted to control the tgc and the lgc of the echo signal based on the tgc and lgc values set by the tgc/lgc setup unit..
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160007879 

Multifrequency signal processing classifiers for determining a tissue condition


Volumetric electromagnetic phase shift spectroscopy (veps)-based methods of analyzing a tissue are provided. Aspects of the methods comprise obtaining a veps-based tissue classifier, or “signature” for a tissue at a single point in time.
The Regents Of The University Of California


01/07/16
20160007445 

High-frequency signal processing method


The high-frequency signal processing method provides at least two isolation terminals between adjacent signal transmission conductor sets. For two adjacent signal transmission conductor sets of a substrate, at least two vias through the substrate are embedded with conductive pillars, respectively.
Kuang Ying Computer Equipment Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160007317 

Signal processing to extract a pedestrian's moving direction


Disclosed here are methods and systems that relate to determining a moving direction of a mobile device user. The methods and systems relate to using an inertial navigation system such as an accelerometer and gyroscope to aid in the determination of the moving direction of the user.
Google Inc.


01/07/16
20160007131 

Converting multi-microphone captured signals to shifted signals useful for binaural signal processing and use thereof


A method includes, estimating directional information based on multiple input channel signals representing at least one arriving sound from a sound source captured by respective multiple microphones that have respective known locations relative to each other, wherein said estimating comprises finding a time delay that removes a time difference between said first and second input channel signals; deriving a mid-signal and a side signal on a basis of a first input channel signal, a second input channel signal and said estimated directional information; and generating an output signal comprising a plurality of output channels using said mid-signal, said side signal and said estimated directional information such that the output signal retains a spatial representation of the captured at least one arriving sound. Apparatus and program products are also disclosed..
Nokia Technologies Oy


01/07/16
20160006942 

Image signal processing apparatus and a control method thereof, and an image pickup apparatus and a control method thereof


An image pickup apparatus includes a first image reduction unit configured to reduce the size of an image output by an image pickup element, a memory configured to store the image reduced by the first image reduction unit, an external output unit configured to output the image stored in the memory, a display configured to display an image being shot, a second image reduction unit configured to reduce, to the display size on the display, the image reduced by the first image reduction unit, without causing the reduced image to be stored in the memory and a signal processor for the display configured to perform signal processing of the image reduced to the display size on the display.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/07/16
20160006536 

Signal processing method and bidirectional cwdm ring network system for the same


The present disclosure relates to a signal processing method and a bidirectional coarse wavelength division multiplexing (cwdm) ring network system allocating at least two wavelength channels per a single wavelength grid to thereby increase the numbers of wavelength channels. The bidirectional cwdm ring network system is configured to form an optical signal having specific wavelength; allocate at least two wavelength channels per a single cwdm wavelength grid; and add an optical signal having specific wavelength to the optical signal formed in at least two the optical transceivers or drop an optical signal having specific wavelength to the optical signal formed at the at least two optical transceivers..
Ericsson-lg Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006516 

Phased-array radio frequency receiver


A method of rf signal processing comprises receiving an incoming rf signal at each of a plurality of antenna elements that are arranged in a first pattern. The received rf signals from each of the plurality of antenna elements are modulated onto an optical carrier to generate a plurality of modulated signals that each have at least one sideband.
Phase Sensitive Innovations, Inc.


01/07/16
20160006508 

Optical-signal processing apparatus, optical transmission method, receiver, and optical network system


In an optical network system: control light is generated by optical modulation based on a modulated data signal which is generated by modulation of a carrier signal with a data signal; and the control light is optically combined with an optical carrier which is to propagate through a nonlinear optical medium, so as to cause cross phase modulation of the optical carrier with the control light in the nonlinear optical medium.. .
Fujitsu Limited


01/07/16
20160006450 

Method and system for asynchronous successive approximation analog-to-digital convertor (adc) architecture


Methods and systems are provided for controlling signal processing outputs. In signal processing circuitry, searching through a plurality of quantization levels for a quantization level that matches an analog input, and when the search fails within a particular amount of time, adjusting at least a portion of an output of the signal processing circuitry.
Maxlinear, Inc.


01/07/16
20160006417 

Signal processing apparatus and method


A signal processing apparatus includes a first electrical signal generator configured to generate a first electrical signal, a second electrical signal generator configured to generate a second electrical signal based on a voltage signal output from a variable impedance unit, and a multiplexer configured to selectively supply the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal to the variable impedance unit.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.






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