Patents Examined by Disler Paul
  • Patent number: 11611825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of mobile terminals. Disclosed are an audio signal processing method and apparatus, a device, and a storage medium. The method comprises: when detecting that 3.5 mm earphones are connected by means of a type-C plug of a transfer cable, a mobile terminal determines whether states of audio channels of an audio ground GND and a microphone MIC of the type-C plug are correct. When determining that the states of the audio channels of the GND and the MIC of the type-C plug are correct, the mobile terminal decides whether to enter an audio mode. If the mobile terminal decides to enter the audio mode, a low-resistance network for reducing channel impedance is controlled to connect in parallel to the GND.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Bing Yu
  • Patent number: 11606655
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device (device) operating with other devices form a group for wireless coordinated playout of audio media content. The processor performs operations that determine a common time sync shared with the other devices, and determine a timing of occurrence of a sound transient sensed relative to the common time sync. The operations receive timing reports from the other devices, where each of the timing reports indicates a timing of occurrence of the sound transient sensed at a respective one of the other devices relative to the common time sync. The sound transient sensed by the devices is generated at a preferred listening location. The operations coordinate timing of playout of audio media content by the group of devices responsive to comparison of the timing of occurrence of the sound transient sensed by the microphone of the device and the timing of occurrences indicated by the timing reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter ├ľkvist, Tommy Arngren, David Lindero, Till Burkert
  • Patent number: 11598979
    Abstract: A portable eyewear electronic device that includes a speaker module and methods of assembly of the device are presented. The electronic eyewear device includes a speaker module that emits acoustic radiation that is channeled through a carrier contained within a temple to one or more acoustic ports near a user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Dillon Johnson, Daniel C. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 11601758
    Abstract: An audio processing chip includes a detector circuit, a first-in first-out (FIFO) circuit, and an adjustment circuitry. The detector circuit is configured to detect an audio stream to output an enable signal. The FIFO circuit is configured to start outputting audio data corresponding to a channel in the audio stream to be a first signal. The adjustment circuitry is configured to process the first signal, in order to generate an output signal and transmit the output signal to a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Chang-Chih Chen, Tsung-Peng Chuang
  • Patent number: 11596868
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device having a controller to modify sound produced by a gaming application according to an otological profile of a user. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jacob Wolff-Petersen, Tino Soelberg, Ed Guntin
  • Patent number: 11595757
    Abstract: An audio signal input and output device includes a port that inputs or outputs an audio signal, an interface that receives a specification of a channel or bus to be assigned to the port, and a sender that sends information over a network for assigning the channel or bus based on the specification received by the interface. The information assigns the inputted audio signal to a predetermined input channel of the management device. A speaker emits a sound based on the inputted audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Suyama
  • Patent number: 11592328
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining sound-producing characteristics of electroacoustic transducers are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes electroacoustic transducers configured to generate sound. The system also includes an acoustoelectric transducer configured to convert sound produced by the electroacoustic transducers into one or more electrical signals. Further, the system includes a computing device configured to apply one or more patterns of electrical signals to the electroacoustic transducers to test for one or more sound-producing characteristics. The computing device is also configured to receive, from the acoustoelectric transducer, electrical signals that resulted from application of the patterns of electrical signals to the electroacoustic transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Marco Rengan
  • Patent number: 11586716
    Abstract: Provided are a personal authentication device performing accurate authentication immediately follow insertion an earphone/microphone device to wear, and preventing spoofing after authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: NEC CORPORATION, NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Koshinaka, Kouji Oosugi, Kohei Osugi
  • Patent number: 11588459
    Abstract: An audio control system for a vehicle includes a processor, a non-volatile memory module having stored therein instructions for controlling one or more vehicle audio components, a sensor operable to detect a change in vehicle configuration, and a control module operable to adjust a vehicle audio component based on the change in vehicle configuration according to instructions stored in the non-volatile memory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Frank C. Valeri, Connor Schuman, Richard A. Close
  • Patent number: 11589175
    Abstract: A method of identifying errors related to a computing device comprising detecting an input to the computing device, comparing the detected input with a threshold, wherein the threshold corresponds to a level of input indicating frustration by a user, determining whether the input meets or exceeds the threshold, and when the input meets or exceeds the threshold, identifying, by the one or more processors, an error related to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 11582569
    Abstract: A fitting agent for a hearing device and related method is disclosed, wherein the fitting agent is configured to initialize a user model comprising a user preference function; obtain a primary test setting for the hearing device; obtain a secondary test setting for the hearing device; present the primary test setting and the secondary test setting to a user; detect a user input of a preferred test setting indicative of a preference for either the primary test setting or the secondary test setting; and update the user model based on hearing device parameters of the preferred test setting, wherein to obtain the secondary test setting comprises: obtain a candidate set of candidate test settings; determine an uncertainty parameter for each candidate test setting; and select the secondary test setting from the candidate set of candidate test settings based on the uncertainty parameters of the candidate test settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: GN HEARING A/S
    Inventors: Tanya Ignatenko, Kirill Kondrashov
  • Patent number: 11568880
    Abstract: The application relates to HFR (High Frequency Reconstruction/Regeneration) of audio signals. In particular, the application relates to a method and system for performing HFR of audio signals having large variations in energy level across the low frequency range which is used to reconstruct the high frequencies of the audio signal. A system configured to generate a plurality of high frequency subband signals covering a high frequency interval from a plurality of low frequency subband signals is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Kristofer Kjoerling
  • Patent number: 11564049
    Abstract: A multi-channel microphone receiver (MCR) for two or more wireless microphones (M1, . . . , MN) comprises a network interface and at least one mixer (MX) adapted for mixing audio signals (D1, . . . , DN) of the microphones. The mixer may be configured without any reconfiguration of the actual network being required. In addition to the single audio channels, the audio signal mixed according to the configuration may be output via a separate audio output channel (DOMx, AOMx), which may be analog or digital.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kai Tossing, Sven Hampel, Jean-Christophe Detay
  • Patent number: 11559123
    Abstract: The musical gift box is a container uses to store jewelry. The musical gift box rotates between a closed position and an open position. The musical gift box incorporates a jewelry box, a control circuit, and a personal data device. The jewelry box contains the control circuit. The control circuit forms a wireless communication link with the personal data device. The jewelry box is a rotating structure. The jewelry box contains the jewelry. The jewelry box rotates between the closed position and the open position. The control circuit detects when the jewelry box is in the closed position. When the jewelry box rotates towards the open position, the control circuit: a) establishes the wireless communication link with the personal data device; b) receives a transmission from the personal data device containing a music file; and, c) converts the music file into an audible sound commonly referred to as music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Glenford Brown, Donna Brown
  • Patent number: 11564024
    Abstract: A controller in a wireless system may, in a first mode, communicate directly with a wireless microphone, via a first wireless protocol, in order to control the wireless microphone, and may, in a second mode, communicate using the first wireless protocol with a wireless access point, in order to control or configure the wireless microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Van Gheem, Bryan Jozwiak, Jon Halverson, Brian Buhman, Jonathan Portwood
  • Patent number: 11564037
    Abstract: The present application provides a display device, a sounding control method and a sounding control device. The display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of display pixel groups, wherein each display pixel group includes at least one pixel unit; a plurality of sounding units arranged in an array at one side of the display panel away from a display screen; and sound transmission channels in spacing regions between adjacent ones of the display pixel groups. Sound produced by the sounding units is output from the display panel through the sound transmission channels, and sound produced by different ones of the sounding units is output through different ones of the sound transmission channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Yanling Han, Yingming Liu, Yaqian Ji, Xiufeng Li, Wenchao Han, Lianghao Zhang, Peixiao Li, Yuzhen Guo, Yue Gou, Chenyang Zhang, Xiaoliang Ding, Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 11553294
    Abstract: A method for determining microphone position is a method for determining positions of a plurality of microphones in a microphone array having the plurality of microphones arranged in a plurality of concentric circles. The method for determining microphone position includes a constraint condition acquiring step of acquiring constraint conditions including the maximum number of the plurality of microphones; and a selecting step of selecting, from among a plurality of combinations of (i) the number of microphones included in each of the plurality of concentric circles and (ii) the radius of each of the plurality of concentric circles, a combination indicating directional characteristics with the smallest difference from a target value of the directional characteristics of the microphone array, where the plurality of combinations satisfy the constraint conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Shinken Kanemaru
  • Patent number: 11545171
    Abstract: Voice responsive in-wall devices are provided. In one example implementation, a power switch includes a housing mountable on or at least partially within a surface. The housing can have a front panel. The power switch can include an interface element disposed on the front panel and operable to receive a user input. The power switch can include a power interrupter operable to control power delivery to the powered load based at least in part on interaction with the interface element. The power switch can include one or more microphones operable to obtain audio input. The power switch can include one or more speakers configured to provide audio output. The power switch can include a communications interface operable to communicate data associated with the audio input over a communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Shawn Monteith, Michael Tetreault, Daniel Gould, Nicholas Kraus
  • Patent number: 11546709
    Abstract: An audio system includes an H-bridge. The audio system implements one or more techniques for ensuring a transistor within the H-bridge does not turn on in the event of the detection of a short-circuit on the output of the H-bridge. Other transistors within the H-bridge can turn and thus audio can still be played to a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Mohit Chawla
  • Patent number: 11546691
    Abstract: A binaural beamformer comprising two beamforming filters may be communicatively coupled to a microphone array to generates two beamforming outputs, one for the left ear and the other for the right ear. The beamforming filters may be configured in such a way that they are orthogonal to each other to make white noise components in the binaural outputs substantially uncorrelated and desired signal components in the binaural outputs highly correlated. As a result, the human auditory system may better separate the desired signal from white noise and intelligibility of the desired signal may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Northwestern Polytechnical University
    Inventors: Jingdong Chen, Yuzhu Wang, Jilu Jin, Gongping Huang, Jacob Benesty