Patents Assigned to Harman International Industries, Incorporated
  • Patent number: 11150729
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for gaze tracking with an in-vehicle computing system. In one example, an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle includes a camera, a light source, a display, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable to direct light from the light source to an eye of one or more occupants of the vehicle, receive, at the camera, light reflected from the eye of the one or more occupants of the vehicle, determine a gaze direction of each of the one or more occupants of the vehicle, and operate one or more of the in-vehicle computing system and another vehicle system based on the determined gaze direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Rashmi Rao, John B. Baluch
  • Patent number: 11151972
    Abstract: An acoustic component, an acoustic apparatus and an acoustic system are provided. The acoustic component has a pipe, a slot configured on the pipe that has an elongation direction along an elongation direction of the pipe, and a horn extending from a first end of the pipe. The acoustic apparatus includes the acoustic component and further includes an acoustic driver acoustically coupled with a second end of the pipe to radiate acoustic energy carried in waves into the pipe. The acoustic energy carried in waves is radiated to the environment through the slot and the horn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: James Zheng
  • Patent number: 11144596
    Abstract: A method for retrieving information includes detecting a first neural activity of a user, wherein the first neural activity corresponds to a key thought of the user; in response to detecting the first neural activity, generating a search query based on speech occurring prior to detecting the first neural activity; retrieving information based on the search query; and transmitting the information to one or more output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Verbeke, Sven Kratz, Stefan Marti
  • Patent number: 11146887
    Abstract: An in-vehicle noise-cancellation system may optimize far-end user experience. The noise-cancellation system may incorporate real-time acoustic input from the vehicle, as well microphones from a telecommunications device. Audio signals from small, embedded microphones mounted in the vehicle can be processed and mixed into an outgoing telecom signal to effectively cancel acoustic energy from one or more unwanted sources in the vehicle. Multiple microphones may be mounted to headrests and spaced apart in one or more directions to give an indication of the direction of incoming sound from one or more listening zones so that sounds from certain zones may be suppressed. Unwanted noise captured by the embedded microphones may be used as direct inputs to the noise-cancellation system. As direct inputs, these streams can, therefore, be cancelled from the outgoing telecom signal, thus providing the user's far-end correspondent with much higher signal-to-noise ratio, call quality, and speech intelligibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Riley Winton, Chris Ludwig, Gorm H. Jorgensen, Lars Goller, Morten Lydolf
  • Publication number: 20210314686
    Abstract: A microphone arrangement includes a carrier structure having a rear surface, a front surface and a through-hole between the rear surface and the front surface, and a microphone having an enclosure, the enclosure comprising a rear section that fits into the through-hole and a front section that seats on the front surface of the carrier structure around the through-hole, the front section of the microphone enclosure has a front surface and a rear surface. A microphone cover layer covers the front surface of the front section of the microphone enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Flórián Czinege
  • Patent number: 11137896
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a system is provided that includes a user interface, a plurality of proximity sensors, and at least one controller. The user interface is configured to enable selection of one or more operations for a vehicle. The plurality of proximity sensors is positioned about or within the user interface and is configured to transmit first signals indicative of a location of a user relative to the user interface as the user selects the one or more operations for the vehicle with the user interface. The at least one controller is configured to determine the location of the user relative to the user interface in response to the first signals and to transmit a vehicle control signal to a vehicle subsystem to perform the one or more operations based on the location of the user relative to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Brockmole
  • Patent number: 11134353
    Abstract: A method of audio signal processing, the method comprising: accessing user-specific audio processing information for a particular user; determining identity information of an audio device for producing sound output from an audio signal; based on the identity information of the audio device, accessing device-specific audio processing information for the audio device; generating a customized audio-processing procedure for the audio signal based on the user-specific audio processing information and the device-specific audio processing information; and generating a customized audio signal by processing the audio signal with the customized audio-processing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Timothy Pye, Sean Edward Olive, Todd S. Welti, Omid Khonsaripour, Kadagattur Gopinatha Srinidhi, Christopher Ludwig, Michael Knappe
  • Patent number: 11133024
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure set forth a computer-implemented technique for providing a personalized audio signal to a user. The technique includes determining a first mood of the user based on a first set of user parameters, selecting, based on the first mood of the user, a first acoustic profile. The first acoustic profile may include a first set of acoustic parameters, and causing an audio output device to reproduce a first input audio signal based on the first set of acoustic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Riley Winton, Christopher Trestain, Christopher Ludwig, Elizabeth Cibor, Jeffrey Peil
  • Patent number: 11126391
    Abstract: A system for directing content among a plurality of displays. The content may be selected by a user or may be determined by an event, such as a user-interactive input or an input initiated by an event associated with a vehicle system. The input command causes selected content to be moved from a first display to a second display. The input command causes articulation of the second display in order to display the selected content The input command may come from a portable device, or a user interactive command such as a voice command, a visual command such as a gesture, or a touch command. The input command may also come from a vehicle system, such as a navigation system, an infotainment system, a climate control system to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Rashmi Rao
  • Patent number: 11126263
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure sets forth a technique for generating an interface on a resonance surface. The technique includes determining a resonance pattern corresponding to a set of interface elements. The technique further includes configuring one or more haptic output devices to generate haptic output that creates the resonance pattern on the resonance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Boulanger, Joseph Verbeke, Davide Di Censo, Stefan Marti
  • Patent number: 11112653
    Abstract: A display device includes a planar array of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are each configured to generate a blue output light, wherein the planar array is positioned parallel to a light-receiving surface of a liquid crystal module and a nanocrystal material that is disposed between the planar array and the liquid crystal module, and the liquid crystal module. The nanocrystal material is configured to: receive the blue output light, convert a first portion of the blue output light to a green light emission, convert a second portion of the blue output light to a red light emission, and transmit a remainder portion of the blue output light. The liquid crystal module is configured to generate an image that includes a portion of the green light emission, a portion of the red light emission, and a portion of the remainder portion of the blue output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Rashmi Rao, Elijah Auger
  • Patent number: D930618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Laurent Lindenberger
  • Patent number: D930619
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Laurent Lindenberger
  • Patent number: D930620
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Laurent Lindenberger
  • Patent number: D931256
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Weijia Lu
  • Patent number: D931837
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Myk Wayne Lum, Joshua Edward Cantor, Joseph Emerson, Jeffery Fay, Wei Jun Tang
  • Patent number: D933045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Kim Hyo Jin
  • Patent number: D933631
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Dario Distefano
  • Patent number: D933632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Dario Distefano
  • Patent number: D933634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Wan Kim, Alexander Demin, Ondrej Vaclavik