Patents Examined by Assad Mohammed
  • Patent number: 12035118
    Abstract: A method for providing audio in a vehicle includes: providing a plurality of audio channels comprising a first audio channel and a second audio channel; processing, by an audio signal processing system, each audio channel of said plurality of audio channels to establish a principal signal and an accommodating signal for each audio channel of said plurality of audio channels; supplying said principal signal of said first audio channel to a forward loudspeaker of a loudspeaker pair and supplying said accommodating signal of said first audio channel to a backward loudspeaker of the loudspeaker pair to generate a forward directional radiation pattern based on said first audio channel; supplying said principal signal of said second audio channel to said backward loudspeaker of said loudspeaker pair and supplying said accommodating signal of said second audio channel to said forward loudspeaker of said loudspeaker pair to generate a backward directional radiation pattern based on said second audio channel; and guid
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Tymphany Worldwide Enterprises Limited
    Inventors: James Meredith Thompson, Thilo Christian Stompler, Gavin Jones, John Evan Bunner
  • Patent number: 12035067
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for automatically reframing a video for a conference participant. Video of the participant is captured, and a first position of the participant is detected. An offset for the first position of the participant is then calculated to determine a relative distance from the center of the video frame. The captured video is modified based on the offset and is then presented in the video conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 12028702
    Abstract: A method provides binaural sound to a listener while the listener watches a movie so sounds from the movie localize to a location of a character in the movie. Sound is convolved with head related transfer functions (HRTFs) of the listener, and the convolved sound is provided to the listener who wears a wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 12015874
    Abstract: A system or method of prioritizing participants in a virtual meeting via a network by scoring each participant on several criteria and weighting the criteria to determine a readiness score. The system of accesses, for each of a plurality of participants, network data, video data, audio data, processing data, and participation data. The system determines, for each of the plurality of participants, a signal strength score based on the corresponding network data, a background score based on the corresponding video data and audio data, a microphone proximity score based on the corresponding video data, a processing score for each of the plurality of participants based on the corresponding processing data, and an engagement score based on the corresponding video data and participation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 12010459
    Abstract: A plurality of device-sharing participants may be detected that are participating in a videoconference via a shared computing device. The detecting of the plurality of device-sharing participants may be performed based, at least in part, on at least one of an audio analysis of captured audio from one or more microphones or a video analysis of captured video from one or more cameras. A plurality of participant connections corresponding to the plurality of device-sharing participants may be joined to the videoconference. Each of the plurality of participant connections may be identified within the videoconference using a respective name. A plurality of video streams and a plurality of audio streams corresponding to the plurality of participant connections may be transmitted, and the plurality of video streams and the plurality of audio streams may be presented to at least one other conference participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Joseph Dunne, Michael Klingbeil, Michael Mark Goodwin, Siddhartha Shankara Rao
  • Patent number: 11996012
    Abstract: A 360 degree interactive studio can include an arrangement of screens that enclose a performance area. The screens can be used to display an audience around the performance area and can provide an opening through which performers can enter the performance area. A 360 degree arrangement of speakers can be used to project audio of the displayed audience into the presentation area. A 360 degree arrangement of lighting can also be used to illuminate the performance area. In this way, the 360 degree interactive studio can create a live event environment for the performers and the audience even though the audience is remotely located. At least one screen of the 360 degree interactive studio can be movable. A movable screen can also be used independent of a 360 degree interactive studio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Better Way Productions LLC
    Inventors: Eric Worre, Marina Worre
  • Patent number: 11990110
    Abstract: Methods and systems for estimating diffraction effects during sound propagation in a scene, which include generating, for each distance value from distance values, a subpath between a first point of the scene and a second point of the scene passing through a third point of the scene which is at a distance from a path between the first point and the second point equal to the distance value. Furthermore, for each generated subpath, a transmission value related to a degree of occlusion of the subpath by objects in the scene is determined. Also, a diffraction amplitude response is determined using a first transmission value determined for a first subpath generated for a first distance value from the distance values and a second transmission value determined for a second subpath generated for a second distance value from the distance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Shahrokh Yadegari, Louis Pisha
  • Patent number: 11985494
    Abstract: A system and method that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a multichannel audio stream; forming a front channel audio stream of the multichannel audio stream, including combining a first subset of audio channels of the multichannel audio stream to form the front channel audio stream; forming a surround channel audio stream of the multichannel audio stream including combining a second subset of audio channels of the multichannel audio stream to form the surround channel audio stream; providing the front channel audio stream to a primary set of speakers positioned in front of a listener and providing the surround channel audio stream to a supplemental speaker positioned behind the listener; and synchronizing the front channel audio stream and the surround channel audio stream. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Hong Cong Tuyen Pham, Raphaƫl Greff, Vincenzo Giamundo, Matthieu Campion, Paul Allais, Nathan Souviraa-Labastie
  • Patent number: 11968513
    Abstract: The application discloses a vibration sounding device including a housing body with a containment cavity, a sounding unit placed in the containment cavity, a weight, a drive coil and a spring plate. The spring plate includes a first fixed section for fixed connection with the weight and a second fixed section for fixed connection with the housing body. The first fixed section and the second fixed section are fixed by laser spot welding. Compared with the prior art, the first fixed section and the second fixed section are fixed by laser spot welding, which can improve the bonding strength between the first fixed section and the second fixed section, and ensures the strength of the spring plate when the vibration sounding device is working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: AAC Microtech (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Xiao, Chenliang Kong, Tong Zhang, Ronglin Linghu
  • Patent number: 11956617
    Abstract: An audio system with a loudspeaker configured to create an audio output, a sensor configured to detect at least the presence of at least one person at a position relative to the loudspeaker, and a processor configured to cause the loudspeaker to alter the audio output based on the position of the at least one person relative to the loudspeaker. Altering of the audio output includes adjusting at least one of a volume, a time delay, an equalization, or a radiation pattern of the audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Freeman, David Dick
  • Patent number: 11956620
    Abstract: A method of presenting audio comprises: identifying a first ear listener position and a second ear listener position in a mixed reality environment; identifying a first virtual sound source in the mixed reality environment; identifying a first object in the mixed reality environment; determining a first audio signal in the mixed reality environment, wherein the first audio signal originates at the first virtual sound source and intersects the first ear listener position; determining a second audio signal in the mixed reality environment, wherein the second audio signal originates at the first virtual sound source, intersects the first object, and intersects the second ear listener position; determining a third audio signal based on the second audio signal and the first object; presenting, to a first ear of a user, the first audio signal; and presenting, to a second ear of the user, the third audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Anastasia Andreyevna Tajik
  • Patent number: 11930347
    Abstract: A method of processing audio content including a plurality of audio elements comprises: clustering the plurality of audio elements into a plurality of clusters of audio elements; and for a cluster among the plurality of clusters: for each audio element in the cluster, determining a measure of energy that the audio element contributes to the cluster; for at least one audio element in the cluster, determining a compensation gain based at least in part on the measures of energy for the audio elements in the cluster; and applying the compensation gain to the at least one audio element in the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lianwu Chen, Lie Lu
  • Patent number: 11917382
    Abstract: An in-vehicle acoustic system includes a first amplifier that outputs a first audio signal to a first mid-range speaker; a second amplifier that outputs a second audio signal to a second mid-range speaker; a third amplifier that outputs a third audio signal to a first high-range speaker and a first low-range speaker; and a fourth amplifier that outputs a fourth audio signal to a second high-range speaker and a second low-range speaker, in which the third audio signal is inputted to the first high-range speaker, the fourth audio signal is inputted to the second high-range speaker, the first audio signal is inputted to a deep-bass speaker, the third audio signal is inputted to the first low-range speaker, the fourth audio signal is inputted to the second low-range speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Hirano, Tomokazu Hikida, Takakazu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11917364
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display module including a display panel configured to display an image, a structure at a rear surface of the display module, and a vibration generator at the structure. The structure may include a nonlinear portion covering a periphery of the rear surface of the display module and a sound emission port spaced apart from the rear surface of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jusang Rhim, MinJin Lee, DaeYong Kim, Eunhee Choi
  • Patent number: 11877140
    Abstract: An audio processing system and method which calculates, based on spatial metadata of the audio object, a panning coefficient for each of the audio objects in relation to each of a plurality of predefined channel coverage zones. Converts the audio signal into submixes in relation to the predefined channel coverage zones based on the calculated panning coefficients and the audio objects. Each of the submixes indicating a sum of components of the plurality of the audio objects in relation to one of the predefined channel coverage zones. Generating a submix gain by applying an audio processing to each of the submix and controls an object gain applied to each of the audio objects. The object gain being as a function of the panning coefficients for each of the audio objects and the submix gains in relation to each of the predefined channel coverage zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alan J. Seefeldt, Lie Lu, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11869523
    Abstract: Higher Order Ambisonics represents three-dimensional sound independent of a specific loudspeaker set-up. However, transmission of an HOA representation results in a very high bit rate. Therefore compression with a fixed number of channels is used, in which directional and ambient signal components are processed differently. For coding, portions of the original HOA representation are predicted from the directional signal components. This prediction provides side information which is required for a corresponding decoding. By using some additional specific purpose bits, a known side information coding processing is improved in that the required number of bits for coding that side information is reduced on average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Sven Kordon, Alexander Krueger, Oliver Wuebbolt
  • Patent number: 11863963
    Abstract: Devices, media, and methods are presented for an immersive augmented reality (AR) experience using an eyewear device with spatial audio. The eyewear device has a processor, a memory, and image sensor, and a speaker system. The eyewear device captures image information for an environment surrounding the device and identifies an object location within the same environment. The eyewear device then associates a virtual object with the identified object location. The eyewear device monitors the position of the device with respect to the virtual object and presents audio signals to alert the user that the identified object is in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ilteris Canberk, Shin Hwun Kang
  • Patent number: 11863146
    Abstract: A system, method and storage medium for providing an emergency alert includes reading tone, using one or more processors, information and volume level information corresponding to an emergency sound generator from memory coupled to the one or more processors; and controlling, using the one or more processors, an output sound of the emergency sound generator based on the tone information and volume level information. The tone information includes data of frequency variation over a predetermined period, and the volume level information includes data of volume level variation over the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon Conlon, David Dornfeld, Caleb Garrett
  • Patent number: 11843929
    Abstract: A true wireless multichannel-speakers device and a multiple sound-source voicing method thereof are disclosed. The true wireless multichannel-speakers device includes a first and a second sounder. The first and the second sounders respectively include a first and a second sound effect generators, a first and a second sound effect value providers, and a first and a second speakers. The first sound effect value provider provides a first sound effect control value set to the first sound effect generator to generate a first sound effect output signal so that the first speaker outputs the first sound effect output signal. The second sound effect value provider provides a second sound effect control value set to the second sound effect generator to generate a second sound effect output signal so that the second speaker outputs the second sound effect output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP
    Inventors: Kuan-Li Chao, Ho-Hsin Liao, I-Ting Lee, Kuo-Wei Kao, Kai-Yuan Hsiao, Wei-Ming Chen, Jian-Ying Li, Wei-Lin Chang, Kuo-Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 11838740
    Abstract: A signal processing method and Automotive Audio System 290 comprising a tripolar loudspeaker configuration housed in at least one automotive head-rest assembly 200 or 500, whose radiation pattern, in conjunction with inter-element delays and other design features, is such that that passengers are afforded temporal and amplitude cues for achieving the desired soundfield appropriate for a variety of audio program material. Optionally, some or all of the headrest assembly transducers are aligned and configured with a Floating Waveguide member 470.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Sound United, LLC
    Inventors: George Digby Fryer, Matthew Lyons, Bradley M. Starobin