Patents by Inventor Frances Maria Hui Hong Kwee

Frances Maria Hui Hong Kwee 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).

  • Publication number: 20230308825
    Abstract: The technology generally relates to spatial audio communication between devices. For example, a first device and a second device may be connected via a communication link. The first device may capture audio signals in an environment through two or more microphones. The first device may encode the captured audio with direction information. The first device may transmit the encoded audio via the communication link to the second device. The second device may decode the encoded audio to be output by one or more speakers of the second device. The second device may output the decoded audio to recreate positions of the captured audio signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jian Guo, Frances Maria Hui Hong Kwee
  • Publication number: 20230122155
    Abstract: In a display assistant device, a speaker is mounted in a waveguide structure which is at least partially disposed beneath a display screen. The waveguide structure is mounted in an exterior housing which includes speaker grills distributed on a plurality of surfaces of the exterior housing, permitting sound waves from the speaker to be projected outside the exterior housing. A cover structure is disposed on top of the waveguide structure to conceal the waveguide structure and speaker within the exterior housing. The cover structure has a tilted bottom surface configured to be suspended above the waveguide structure and to be separated by a first space. Sound waves projected from an upper portion of the speaker are reflected by the tilted bottom surface and are guided through the first space to exit the device from a speaker grill portion located on a rear side of the exterior housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Nelson Castro, Carl Alexander Cepress, Liang Ching Tseng, Darren Torrie, Frances Maria Hui Hong Kwee, Rex Pinegar Price