Patents by Inventor Fabian Kuech

Fabian Kuech has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11379178
    Abstract: An audio processor for processing an audio signal includes: an audio signal modifier for modifying the audio signal in response to a user input; a loudness controller for determining a loudness compensation gain based on a reference loudness or a reference gain and a modified loudness or a modified gain, where the modified loudness or the modified gain depends on the user input; and a loudness manipulator for manipulating a loudness of a signal using the loudness compensation gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian Küch, Christian Uhle, Michael Kratschmer, Bernhard Neugebauer, Michael Meier
  • Patent number: 11367454
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters having diffuseness parameters and direction parameters, has: a parameter quantizer for quantizing the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters; a parameter encoder for encoding quantized diffuseness parameters and quantized direction parameters; and an output interface for generating an encoded parameter representation having information on encoded diffuseness parameters and encoded direction parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11368790
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11361778
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Bayer, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Alexandre Bouthéon, Jürgen Herre, Florin Ghido, Wolfgang Jaegers, Fabian Küch
  • Publication number: 20220150635
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220150657
    Abstract: Apparatus for processing a sound field representation related to a defined reference point or defined listening orientation for the sound field representation including: a sound field processor for processing the sound field representation using a deviation of a target listening position from the defined reference point or a target listening orientation from the defined listening orientation to obtain a processed sound field description which, when rendered, provides an impression of the sound field representation at the target listening position being different from the defined reference point or for the target listening orientation being different from the defined listening orientation, or for processing the sound field representation using a spatial filter to obtain the processed sound field description which, when rendered, provides an impression of a spatially filtered sound field description, the sound field processor being configured to process the sound field representation to apply the deviation or t
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Oliver THIERGART, Alexander NIEDERLEITNER, Emanuel HABETS, Moritz WILD, Axel PLINGE, Achim KUNTZ, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Dirk MAHNE, Fabian KÜCH
  • Publication number: 20220150633
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220148559
    Abstract: An acoustic echo cancellation unit includes: an audio processor configured to receive a multichannel audio signal and including: a first stage which is configured to process the multichannel audio signal to obtain a first set of spatial audio components; and a second stage which is configured to process the first set of spatial audio components to obtain a second set of spatial audio components; an echo cancellation processor configured to perform echo cancellation by use of the first set of spatial audio components or a deviated version of the first set of spatial audio components as reference signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Moritz WILD, Emanuel HABETS, Edwin MABANDE, Guendalina MILANO, Maria LUIS VALERO, Philipp GOETZ, Andreas WALTHER, Fabian KUECH
  • Publication number: 20220139409
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Stefan BAYER, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Jürgen HERRE, Florin GHIDO, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Fabian KÜCH
  • Publication number: 20220130404
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters comprising diffuseness parameters and direction parameters having a parameter calculator (100) for calculating the diffuseness parameters with a first time or frequency resolution and for calculating the direction parameters with a second time or frequency resolution; and a quantizer and encoder processor (200) for generating a quantized and encoded representation of the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220122621
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal, includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220122617
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220108707
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal, includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220101867
    Abstract: Audio encoder for encoding audio input data to obtain audio output data includes an input interface for receiving a plurality of audio channels, a plurality of audio objects and metadata related to one or more of the plurality of audio objects; a mixer for mixing the plurality of objects and the plurality of channels to obtain a plurality of pre-mixed channels, each pre-mixed channel including audio data of a channel and audio data of at least one object; a core encoder for core encoding core encoder input data; and a metadata compressor for compressing the metadata related to the one or more of the plurality of audio objects, wherein the audio encoder is configured to operate in at least one mode of the group of two modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander ADAMI, Christian BORSS, Sascha DICK, Christian ERTEL, Simone NEUKAM, Juergen HERRE, Johannes HILPERT, Andreas HOELZER, Michael KRATSCHMER, Fabian KUECH, Achim KUNTZ, Adrian MURTAZA, Jan PLOGSTIES, Andreas SILZLE, Hanne STENZEL
  • Patent number: 11282485
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an audio output signal having two or more audio output channels from an audio input signal having two or more audio input channels includes a provider and a signal processor. The provider is adapted to provide first covariance properties of the audio input signal. The signal processor is adapted to generate the audio output signal by applying a mixing rule on at least two of the two or more audio input channels. The signal processor is configured to determine the mixing rule based on the first covariance properties of the audio input signal and based on second covariance properties of the audio output signal, the second covariance properties being different from the first covariance properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juha Vilkamo, Tom Baeckstroem, Fabian Kuech, Achim Kuntz
  • Patent number: 11272309
    Abstract: An apparatus for mapping a first input channel and a second input channel of an input channel configuration to at least one output channel of an output channel configuration, wherein each input channel and each output channel has a direction in which an associated loudspeaker is located relative to a central listener position, configured to map the first input channel to a first output channel of the output channel configuration; and despite of the fact that an angle deviation between a direction of the second input channel and a direction of the first output channel is less than an angle deviation between a direction of the second input channel and the second output channel and/or is less than an angle deviation between the direction of the second input channel and the direction of the third output channel, map the second input channel to the second and third output channels by panning between the second and third output channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Fabian Kuech, Michael Kratschmer, Achim Kuntz, Christof Faller
  • Patent number: 11272305
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a sound field description having a representation of sound field components, including a direction determiner for determining one or more sound directions for each time-frequency tile of a plurality of time-frequency tiles of a plurality of microphone signals; a spatial basis function evaluator for evaluating, for each time-frequency tile of the plurality of time-frequency tiles, one or more spatial basis functions using the one or more sound directions; and a sound field component calculator for calculating, for each time-frequency tile of the plurality of time-frequency tiles, one or more sound field components corresponding to the one or more spatial basis functions evaluated using the one or more sound directions and a reference signal for a corresponding time-frequency tile, the reference signal being derived from one or more microphone signals of the plurality of microphone signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Emanuel Habets, Oliver Thiergart, Fabian Küch, Alexander Niederleitner, Affan-Hasan Khan, Dirk Mahne
  • Patent number: 11227616
    Abstract: Audio encoder for encoding audio input data to obtain audio output data includes an input interface for receiving a plurality of audio channels, a plurality of audio objects and metadata related to one or more of the plurality of audio objects; a mixer for mixing the plurality of objects and the plurality of channels to obtain a plurality of pre-mixed channels, each pre-mixed channel including audio data of a channel and audio data of at least one object; a core encoder for core encoding core encoder input data; and a metadata compressor for compressing the metadata related to the one or more of the plurality of audio objects, wherein the audio encoder is configured to operate in at least one mode of the group of two modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Adami, Christian Borss, Sascha Dick, Christian Ertel, Simone Neukam, Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Andreas Hoelzer, Michael Kratschmer, Fabian Kuech, Achim Kuntz, Adrian Murtaza, Jan Plogsties, Andreas Silzle, Hanne Stenzel
  • Patent number: 11170795
    Abstract: The invention provides a concept for combined dynamic range compression and guided clipping prevention for audio devices. An audio decoder for decoding an audio bitstream and a metadata bitstream related to the audio bitstream according to the concept includes an audio processing chain including a plurality of adjustment stages including a dynamic range control stage for adjusting a dynamic range of the audio output signal and a guided clipping prevention stage for preventing clipping of the audio output signal; and a metadata decoder configured to receive the metadata bitstream and to extract dynamic range control gain sequences and guided clipping prevention gain sequences from the metadata bitstream, at least a part of the dynamic range control gain sequences being supplied to the dynamic range control stage, and at least a part of the guided clipping prevention gain sequences being supplied to the guided clipping prevention stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Fabian Kuech, Christian Uhle, Michael Kratschmer, Bernhard Neugebauer, Michael Meier, Arne Borsum
  • Patent number: RE49107
    Abstract: An audio encoder device includes an audio encoder configured for producing an encoded audio bitstream from an audio signal having consecutive audio frames; a dynamic range control encoder configured for producing an encoded dynamic range control bitstream from an a dynamic range control sequence corresponding to the audio signal and having consecutive dynamic range control frames, wherein each dynamic range control frame of the dynamic range control frames has one or more nodes, wherein each node of the one or more nodes has gain information for the audio signal and time information indicating to which point in time the gain information corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Fabian Kuech, Christian Uhle, Michael Kratschmer, Bernhard Neugebauer, Michael Meier, Stephan Schreiner