Patents Assigned to Bose Corporation
  • Patent number: 11145319
    Abstract: A personal audio device configured to be worn on the head or body of a user and including a plurality of microphones configured to provide a plurality of separate microphone signals capturing audio from an environment external to the personal audio device, and a processor configured to process a first subset of the plurality of separate microphone signals using a first array processing technique to provide a first array signal, compare the first array signal to a microphone signal from the plurality of separate microphone signals, and select the first array signal or the microphone signal based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Alaganandan Ganeshkumar
  • Publication number: 20210314705
    Abstract: A wearable device including a body having one or more embedded electronic components, the body further including a thermoset material having a polymeric backbone with at least one urethane linkage and a glass transition temperature. At a first temperature that is lower than the glass transition temperature, the body has an original shape. When the body is heated to a second temperature that is higher than the glass transition temperature, the body is deformable from the original shape to a first shape and when the body is cooled to a third temperature that is lower than the glass transition temperature, the first shape is maintained. The body is further configured to transition from the first shape to the original shape when the body is heated from the third temperature to a fourth temperature that is higher than the glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Prevoir, Kai Gao
  • Publication number: 20210314026
    Abstract: A power distribution system including a first and second speaker is provided. The first speaker includes (1) a first input receiving a first power signal; (2) a second input receiving a second power signal phase shifted 120 degrees from the first signal; (3) a third input receiving a third power signal phase shifted 120 degrees from both the first and second signal; (4) a first output transmitting the third power signal; (5) a second output transmitting the first power signal; (6) a third output transmitting the second power signal; and (7) a first load coupled to the first and second input. The second speaker includes (1) a first input receiving the third power signal; (2) a second input receiving the first power signal; (3) a third input receiving the second power signal; and (4) a second load coupled to the first and second input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Gill, Daniel S. Pearce
  • Publication number: 20210311688
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for manipulating simulated speaker arrangements is provided, including: (1) receiving a portion selection event corresponding to a portion of a simulated speaker arrangement displayed in a speaker arrangement pane of a GUI; (2) displaying a pop-up window, wherein the pop-up window includes an initial value of a property corresponding to the portion; (3) receiving a property adjustment event corresponding to the property; (4) displaying an updated value of the property based on the property adjustment event; (5) adjusting the simulated speaker arrangement based on the property adjustment event; (6) receiving a portion deselection event corresponding to an area of the GUI outside of the pop-up window; and (7) closing the pop-up window in response to the portion deselection event. The selection and/or deselection events may include a mouse-click, a mouse-over-event, or key-strokes. The portion may include an individual speaker, a rigging point, and/or multiple speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Dion Isselhardt, Lisa Lyman, Adam Holladay, Kevin Ernst
  • Patent number: 11140469
    Abstract: An open-ear headphone with an acoustic module that is configured to be located at least in part in a concha of an outer ear of a user. The acoustic module includes an acoustic transducer, and a sound-emitting opening that is configured to emit sound produced by the acoustic transducer. A body is coupled to the acoustic module and includes a first portion that is configured to pass over an outer side of at least one of an anti-helix and a helix and a lobule of the outer ear, and a second portion that is configured to be located behind the outer ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Miller, Todd Reily
  • Patent number: 11137973
    Abstract: Various implementations include computing devices and related computer-implemented methods for developing and previewing audio pins in an augmented audio environment. Certain implementations include a computer-implemented method including: generating a digital audio workstation (DAW) on a display, the DAW including a set of inputs assignable to an audio pin for playback; receiving assigned inputs for the audio pin from selections by a user at the display or at a wearable audio device worn by the user; and rendering the assigned inputs as audio playback at the wearable audio device worn by the user to preview the audio playback associated with the audio pin, where the set of inputs are configured to be rendered as audio playback at the wearable audio device worn by the user in real time as the inputs are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Eliot Neutra
  • Patent number: 11138990
    Abstract: A headset that can detect the voice activity of a user includes an inner microphone generating an inner microphone signal; an outer microphone generating an outer microphone signal, wherein the inner microphone and outer microphone are positioned such that, when the headset is worn by a user, the inner microphone is disposed nearer to the user's head; and a voice-activity detector determining a sign of a phase difference between the inner microphone signal and the outer microphone signal and generating a voice activity detection signal representing a user's voice activity when the sign of the phase difference indicates that the outer microphone received an audio signal after the inner microphone received the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Dale McElhone
  • Publication number: 20210306749
    Abstract: An audio system, device, and method for broadcasting, discovering, and receiving wireless audio data connections. The exemplary systems and methods described herein utilize an Isochronous Broadcast Stream topology to unilaterally broadcast a plurality of wireless audio data streams. The audio devices described are configured to discover and receive the plurality of wireless audio data streams and allow the user to organize these streams into a determined order and cycle through each stream based on user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Warren Young, Kathleen S. Krisch, Don L. Drinkwater
  • Publication number: 20210306735
    Abstract: Various implementations include headphone systems configured to adapt to changes in user environment. In some particular cases, a headphone system includes at least one headphone including an acoustic transducer having a sound-radiating surface for providing an audio output; a sensor system configured to detect an environmental condition proximate the at least one headphone; and a control system coupled with the at least one headphone and the sensor system, the control system configured to: receive data about the environmental condition from the sensor system; and modify the audio output at the at least one headphone in response to a change in the environmental condition, wherein the audio output includes a continuous audio output provided across a transition between environmental conditions and is configured to vary with the change in the environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Richard Reily, Keith Dana Martin, Ruben M. Carbonell, Elio Dante Querze, Conor William Sheehan, Amanda Whitt, Saurabh Khanwalkar
  • Publication number: 20210306103
    Abstract: An audio system and method for retransmission of data packets between audio devices. The audio system includes a source device, a first audio device and a second audio device configured to receive an isochronous data stream from the source device. Each audio device is configured to eavesdrop or otherwise monitor the packets within the isochronous data stream meant for each of the audio devices and each audio device can retransmit packets from one audio device to the other in the event one audio device fails to receive a packet. The audio system is configured to operate in at least a partial retransmission mode or a total retransmission mode where the partial retransmission mode allows each audio device to selectably retransmit packets between audio devices and where the total retransmission mode requires one audio device to retransmit all packets to the other audio device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Warren Young, Rasmus Abildgren, Casper Stork Bonde
  • Patent number: 11134339
    Abstract: Various implementations include microphone arrays and related speaker systems. In one implementation, a microphone array is mounted in a housing having a primary X axis, a primary Y axis perpendicular to the primary X axis, and a primary Z axis perpendicular to the primary X axis and the primary Y axis. The microphone array can include: a set of microphones positioned in a single plane perpendicular to the primary Z axis of the housing and axially asymmetric with respect to both the primary X axis of the housing and the primary Y axis of the housing. In some cases, all microphones in the set of microphones are stationary relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Avi Dick, Sarah Margaret Heile
  • Patent number: 11134337
    Abstract: A microphone assembly for providing improved directivity at high and low frequencies is disclosed. The microphone assemblies comprise two waveguides each having a microphone, a high-frequency port, and a low-frequency port. The two waveguides are arranged adjacent to each other so that the two low-frequency ports are arranged at a first distance apart from each other and so that the two high-frequency ports are arranged at a second distance apart from each other. The microphone assemblies may comprise two additional waveguides of different length than the first two waveguides, where the two additional waveguides also have low frequency ports and high frequency ports. When the four waveguides are arranged adjacent to each other, all the low-frequency ports are at one distance from each other and all the high-frequency ports are at another distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Silver
  • Publication number: 20210297800
    Abstract: Articles and methods are provided for miniature acoustic transducers having highly compliant suspension systems despite their small size. In various examples the suspension system is molded of a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and is molded in an interior cavity geometry that includes at least one of a radial offset or an axial offset from a desired geometry of the suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Marek Kawka, Alexander Irwin, Martha Carmen, Timothy M. Parker
  • Patent number: 11128971
    Abstract: A tool for arranging voice coil leadouts in a microspeaker comprises a mandrel having a top surface on which a bobbin and voice coil are positioned during formation of helicoidal leadout regions of the voice coil, a bobbin alignment feature for positioning at an inner diameter of the bobbin; a sleeve alignment element at a bottom region of the bobbin alignment feature, the sleeve alignment element having a first surface on which a sleeve of the microspeaker is positioned during the formation of the helicoidal leadout regions, and a gluing ring positioned about the mandrel and on a second surface of the sleeve alignment element for providing guide paths for distal ends of the leadout end regions extending in a direction from the mandrel to the sleeve alignment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Landemaine, Brock N. Jacobites, Csaba Guthy, David W. Beverly, Eric McNicol
  • Patent number: 11122351
    Abstract: An open audio device that includes an acoustic radiator that emits front-side acoustic radiation from its front side and emits rear-side acoustic radiation from its rear side, a front acoustic cavity that receives front-side acoustic radiation, a front transmission line that is acoustically coupled to the front acoustic cavity and comprises a first front sound-emitting opening, and a rear acoustic cavity that receives rear-side acoustic radiation and comprises at least a first rear sound-emitting opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan C. Struzik
  • Publication number: 20210281936
    Abstract: A wearable audio device including first and second transducer modules is provided. The first transducer module may include a first transducer. The first transducer module may further include a first enclosure having a top side defining a first slit and a bottom side defining a second slit. The first enclosure may be configured to guide a first sound pressure through the first slit, and a second sound pressure through the second slit. The second transducer module may include a second transducer. The second transducer module may include a second enclosure having a top side defining a third slit and a bottom side defining a fourth slit. The second enclosure may be configured to guide a third sound pressure through the third slit, and a fourth sound pressure through the fourth slit. The third and fourths slit may be arranged diagonally opposite the first and second slits, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Cedrik Bacon, Liam Kelly, Ryan Struzik, Michael J. Daley, Jonathan Zonenshine
  • Patent number: 11115745
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to a wireless headphone comprising a wireless headphone cap comprising an antenna, and a printed circuit board configured to be directly mechanically connected to the wireless headphone cap at a fixed distance from the wireless headphone cap, and electrically connected to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Arthur Grebe, David Partridge
  • Patent number: 11110839
    Abstract: A vehicle headrest includes an electro-acoustic transducer and an acoustic enclosure. The acoustic enclosure defines an acoustic chamber. The acoustic enclosure supports the electro-acoustic transducer such that a rear radiating surface of the electro-acoustic transducer radiates acoustic energy into the acoustic chamber. A cushion member is coupled to the acoustic enclosure for supporting a user's head. A grille member overlies a front radiating surface of the electro-acoustic transducer. The grille member is formed of a 3D printed lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford Kyle Subat, Carl J. Price
  • Patent number: D932461
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Wen Hung, Steven A. Silverstein
  • Patent number: D933004
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Yutian Li, Robert A. Warden