Patents by Inventor Falko Ridderbusch

Falko Ridderbusch 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: 9578435
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels. One or more audio channel signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and one or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the one or more audio channel signals plus the number of the one or more audio object signals. The parameter processor is configured to receive downmix information indicating information on how the one or more audio channel signals and the one or more audio object signals are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 9532136
    Abstract: An audio mixer for mixing a plurality of audio tracks to a mixture signal has a semantic command interpreter for receiving a semantic mixing command and for deriving a plurality of mixing parameters for the plurality of audio tracks from the semantic mixing command; an audio track processor for processing the plurality of audio tracks in accordance with the plurality of mixing parameters; and an audio track combiner for combining the plurality of audio tracks processed by the audio track processor into the mixture signal. A corresponding method has: receiving a semantic mixing command; deriving a plurality of mixing parameters for the plurality of audio tracks from the semantic mixing command; processing the plurality of audio tracks in accordance with the plurality of mixing parameters; and combining the plurality of audio tracks resulting from the processing of the plurality of audio tracks to form the mixture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Uhle, Juergen Herre, Harald Popp, Falko Ridderbusch
  • Publication number: 20160353222
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160316307
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160254001
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels is provided. The decoder includes a receiving interface for receiving an audio input signal including a plurality of audio object signals, for receiving loudness information on the audio object signals, and for receiving rendering information indicating whether one or more of the audio object signals shall be amplified or attenuated. Moreover, the decoder includes a signal processor for generating the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal. The signal processor is configured to determine a loudness compensation value depending on the loudness information and depending on the rendering information. Furthermore, the signal processor is configured to generate the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal from the audio input signal depending on the rendering information and depending on the loudness compensation value. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20160247507
    Abstract: A multi-channel audio decoder for providing at least two output audio signals on the basis of an encoded representation is configured to render a plurality of decoded audio signals, which are obtained on the basis of the encoded representation, in dependence on one or more rendering parameters, to obtain a plurality of rendered audio signals. The multi-channel audio decoder is configured to derive one or more decorrelated audio signals from the rendered audio signals, and to combine the rendered audio signals, or a scaled version thereof, with the one or more decorrelated audio signals, to obtain the output audio signals. A multi-channel audio encoder provides a decorrelation method parameter to control an audio decoder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160240199
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160157039
    Abstract: A multi-channel decorrelator for providing a plurality of decorrelated signals on the basis of a plurality of decorrelator input signals is configured to premix a first set of N decorrelator input signals into a second set of K decorrelator input signals, wherein K<N. The multi-channel decorrelator is configured to provide a first set of K? decorrelator output signals on the basis of the second set of K decorrelator input signals. The multi-channel decorrelator is further configured to upmix the first set of K? decorrelator output signals into a second set of N? decorrelator output signals, wherein N?>K?. The multi-channel decorrelator can be used in a multi-channel audio decoder. A multi-channel audio encoder provides complexity control information for the multi-channel decorrelator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160142847
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating output channel mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels, wherein two or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the two or more audio object signals. The audio transport signal depends on a first mixing rule and on a second mixing rule. The first mixing rule indicates how to mix the two or more audio object signals to obtain a plurality of premixed channels. Moreover, the second mixing rule indicates how to mix the plurality of premixed channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160140968
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal to obtain modified output signals includes an input interface for receiving a transmitted downmix signal and parametric data relating to audio objects included in the transmitted downmix signal, the downmix signal being different from an encoder downmix signal, to which the parametric data is related; a downmix modifier for modifying the transmitted downmix signal using a downmix modification function, wherein the downmix modification is performed in such a way that a modified downmix signal is identical to the encoder downmix signal or is more similar to the encoder downmix signal compared to the transmitted downmix signal; an object renderer for rendering the audio objects using the modified downmix signal and the parametric data to obtain output signals; and an output signal modifier for modifying the output signals using an output signal modification function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Jouni PAULUS, Leon TERENTIV, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Adrian MURTAZA, Falko RIDDERBUSCH
  • Publication number: 20160142846
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels. One or more audio channel signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and one or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the one or more audio channel signals plus the number of the one or more audio object signals. The parameter processor is configured to receive downmix information indicating information on how the one or more audio channel signals and the one or more audio object signals are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20150348564
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels is provided, having a receiving interface for receiving an audio input signal having a plurality of audio object signals, for receiving loudness information on the audio object signals, and for receiving rendering information indicating whether one or more of the audio object signals shall be amplified or attenuated, further having a signal processor for generating the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal, configured to determine a loudness compensation value depending on the loudness information and depending on the rendering information, and configured to generate the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal from the audio input signal depending on the rendering information and depending on the loudness compensation value. One or more by-pass audio object signals are employed for generating the audio output signal. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20150348559
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding one or more audio objects to obtain an encoded signal is provided. The apparatus includes a for downmixing the one or more audio objects to obtain one or more unprocessed downmix signals. Moreover, the apparatus includes a processing module and a signal calculator. The signal calculator is configured to calculate each of one or more additional signals based on a difference between one of one or more processed downmix signals and one of the one or more unprocessed downmix signals. Moreover, the apparatus includes an object information generator. Furthermore, the apparatus includes an output interface for outputting the encoded signal. Moreover, a corresponding apparatus for decoding is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thorsten KASTNER, Juergen HERRE, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Cornelia FALCH
  • Patent number: 9064498
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal to obtain control information for a speech enhancement filter has a feature extractor for extracting at least one feature per frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands of a short-time spectral representation of a plurality of short-time spectral representations, where the at least one feature represents a spectral shape of the short-time spectral representation in the frequency band. The apparatus additionally has a feature combiner for combining the at least one feature for each frequency band using combination parameters to obtain the control information for the speech enhancement filter for a time portion of the audio signal. The feature combiner can use a neural network regression method, which is based on combination parameters determined in a training phase for the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Uhle, Oliver Hellmuth, Bernhard Grill, Falko Ridderbusch
  • Publication number: 20150154968
    Abstract: An apparatus for adapting input audio information, encoding one or more audio objects, to obtain adapted audio information is provided. The input audio information includes two or more input audio downmix channels and further includes input parametric side information. The adapted audio information includes one or more adapted audio downmix channels and further includes adapted parametric side information. The apparatus includes a downmix signal modifier for adapting, depending on adaptation information, the two or more input audio downmix channels to obtain the one or more adapted audio downmix channels. Moreover, the apparatus includes a parametric side information adapter for adapting, depending on the adaptation information, the input parametric side information to obtain the adapted parametric side information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten KASTNER, Juergen HERRE, Leon TERENTIV, Oliver HELLMUTH, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH
  • Patent number: 8958566
    Abstract: An audio signal decoder for providing an upmix signal representation in dependence on a downmix signal representation and an object-related parametric information includes an object separator configured to decompose the downmix signal representation, to provide a first audio information describing a first set of one or more audio objects of a first audio object type and a second audio information describing a second set of one or more audio objects of a second audio object type, in dependence on the downmix signal representation and using at least a part of the object-related parametric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Hellmuth, Cornelia Falch, Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Leon Terentiv, Falko Ridderbusch
  • Publication number: 20140229187
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing one or more adjusted parameters for a provision of an upmix signal representation on the basis of a downmix signal representation and an object-related parametric information includes a parameter adjuster. The parameter adjuster is configured to receive one or more input parameters and to provide, on the basis thereof, one or more adjusted parameters. The parameter adjuster is configured to provide the one or more adjusted parameters in dependence on the one or more input parameters and the object-related parametric information, such that a distortion of the upmix signal representation caused by the use of non-optimal parameters is reduced at least for input parameters deviating from optimal parameters by more than a predetermined deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicants: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., Dolby International AB, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
    Inventors: Juergen HERRE, Andreas HOELZER, Leonid TERENTIEV, Thorsten KASTNER, Cornelia FALCH, Heiko PURNHAGEN, Jonas ENGDEGARD, Falko RIDDERBUSCH
  • Patent number: 8781133
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a multi-channel audio signal based on an input audio signal comprises a main signal upmixer, a section selector, a section signal upmixer and a combiner. The main signal upmixer is configured to provide a main multi-channel audio signal based on the input audio signal. The section selector is configured to select or not select a section of the input audio signal based on an analysis of the input audio signal. The selected section of the input audio signal, a processed selected section of the input audio signal or a reference signal associated with the selected section of the input audio signal is provided as section signal. The section signal upmixer is configured to provide a section upmix signal based on the section signal, and the combiner is configured to overlay the main multi-channel audio signal and the section upmix signal to obtain the multi-channel audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Walther, Oliver Hellmuth, Falko Ridderbusch, Christian Stoecklmeier
  • Patent number: 8731950
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing one or more adjusted parameters for a provision of an upmix signal representation on the basis of a downmix signal representation and an object-related parametric information includes a parameter adjuster. The parameter adjuster is configured to receive one or more input parameters and to provide, on the basis thereof, one or more adjusted parameters. The parameter adjuster is configured to provide the one or more adjusted parameters in dependence on the one or more input parameters and the object-related parametric information, such that a distortion of the upmix signal representation caused by the use of non-optimal parameters is reduced at least for input parameters deviating from optimal parameters by more than a predetermined deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Dolby International AB, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Andreas Hoelzer, Leonid Terentiev, Thorsten Kastner, Cornelia Falch, Heiko Purnhagen, Jonas Engdegard, Falko Ridderbusch
  • Publication number: 20140037111
    Abstract: An audio mixer for mixing a plurality of audio tracks to a mixture signal has a semantic command interpreter for receiving a semantic mixing command and for deriving a plurality of mixing parameters for the plurality of audio tracks from the semantic mixing command; an audio track processor for processing the plurality of audio tracks in accordance with the plurality of mixing parameters; and an audio track combiner for combining the plurality of audio tracks processed by the audio track processor into the mixture signal. A corresponding method has: receiving a semantic mixing command; deriving a plurality of mixing parameters for the plurality of audio tracks from the semantic mixing command; processing the plurality of audio tracks in accordance with the plurality of mixing parameters; and combining the plurality of audio tracks resulting from the processing of the plurality of audio tracks to form the mixture signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian UHLE, Juergen HERRE, Harald POPP, Falko RIDDERBUSCH