Patents by Inventor Jürgen Herre

Jürgen Herre 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: 20190156845
    Abstract: An audio encoder for providing an output signal using an input audio signal includes a patch generator, a comparator and an output interface. The patch generator generates at least one bandwidth extension high-frequency signal, wherein a bandwidth extension high-frequency signal includes a high-frequency band. The high-frequency band of the bandwidth extension high-frequency signal is based on a low frequency band of the input audio signal. A comparator calculates a plurality of comparison parameters. A comparison parameter is calculated based on a comparison of the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal. Each comparison parameter of the plurality of comparison parameters is calculated based on a different offset frequency between the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Frederik NAGEL, Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Juergen HERRE, Christian GRIEBEL
  • Patent number: 10299058
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Stefan Geyersberger, Andreas Hoelzer, Claus Spenger
  • Publication number: 20190124459
    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: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20190108847
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an encoded audio signal having a plurality of downmix signals associated with a plurality of input audio objects and object parameters E. The apparatus includes a grouper configured to group the downmix signals into groups of downmix signals associated with a set of input audio objects. The apparatus includes a processor configured to perform at least one processing step individually on the object parameters Ek of each set of input audio objects in order to provide group results. Further, there is a combiner configured to combine the group results or processed group results in order to provide a decoded audio signal. The grouper is configured to group the downmix signals so that each input audio object belongs to just one set of input audio objects. The invention also refers to a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Harald Fuchs, Roberta Camilleri, Leon Terentiv, Sascha Disch, Juergen Herre, Oliver Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20190110146
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: JUERGEN HERRE, JOHANNES HILPERT, STEFAN GEYERSBERGER, ANDREAS HOELZER, CLAUS SPENGER
  • Patent number: 10257634
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a digital processor including an ambient portion extractor and a spatial effect processing stage. The ambient portion extractor is configured to extract an ambient portion from a multi-channel signal. The spatial effect processing stage is configured to generate a spatial effect signal based on the ambient portion of the multi-channel signal. The digital processor is configured to combine the multi-channel signal or a processed version thereof with the spatial effect signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Hess, Oliver Hellmuth, Stefan Varga, Emanuel Habets, Jan Plogsties, Juergen Herre
  • Patent number: 10249311
    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: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Alexander Adami, Christian Borss, Sascha Disch, Christian Ertel, Simone Fueg, Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Andreas Hoelzer, Michael Kratschmer, Fabian Kuech, Achim Kuntz, Adrian Murtaza, Jan Plogsties, Andreas Silzle, Hanne Stenzel
  • Patent number: 10237674
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Stefan Geyersberger, Andreas Hoelzer, Claus Spenger
  • Patent number: 10229696
    Abstract: An audio encoder for providing an output signal using an input audio signal includes a patch generator, a comparator and an output interface. The patch generator generates at least one bandwidth extension high-frequency signal, wherein a bandwidth extension high-frequency signal includes a high-frequency band. The high-frequency band of the bandwidth extension high-frequency signal is based on a low frequency band of the input audio signal. A comparator calculates a plurality of comparison parameters. A comparison parameter is calculated based on a comparison of the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal. Each comparison parameter of the plurality of comparison parameters is calculated based on a different offset frequency between the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Nagel, Sascha Disch, Guillaume Fuchs, Juergen Herre, Christian Griebel
  • Publication number: 20190075419
    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: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Juergen HERRE, Fabian KUECH, Michael KRATSCHMER, Achim KUNTZ, Christoph FALLER
  • Patent number: 10206054
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Stefan Geyersberger, Andreas Hoelzer, Claus Spenger
  • Patent number: 10176812
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels from a downmix signal having three or more downmix channels, wherein the downmix signal encodes three or more audio object signals is provided. The decoder includes an input channel router and at least two channel processing units. Each channel processing unit of the at least two channel processing units is configured to generate one or more of at least two processed channels depending on side information and depending on one or more of the three or more downmix channels received by the channel processing unit from the input channel router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thorsten Kastner, Juergen Herre, Leon Terentiv, Oliver Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 10165383
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Stefan Geyersberger, Andreas Hoelzer, Claus Spenger
  • Publication number: 20180359589
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: JUERGEN HERRE, JOHANNES HILPERT, STEFAN GEYERSBERGER, ANDREAS HOELZER, CLAUS SPENGER
  • Publication number: 20180359588
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, a first downmix channel and a second downmix channel are provided, which are derived from the original channels. For a selected original channel of the original channels, channel side information are calculated such that a downmix channel or a combined downmix channel including the first and the second downmix channels, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of the selected original channel. The channel side information and the first and second downmix channels form output data to be transmitted to a decoder, which, in case of a low level decoder only decodes the first and second downmix channels or, in case of a high level decoder provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: JUERGEN HERRE, JOHANNES HILPERT, STEFAN GEYERSBERGER, ANDREAS HOELZER, CLAUS SPENGER
  • Patent number: 10152979
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an encoded audio signal having a plurality of downmix signals associated with a plurality of input audio objects and object parameters E. The apparatus includes a grouper configured to group the downmix signals into groups of downmix signals associated with a set of input audio objects. The apparatus includes a processor configured to perform at least one processing step individually on the object parameters Ek of each set of input audio objects in order to provide group results. Further, there is a combiner configured to combine the group results or processed group results in order to provide a decoded audio signal. The grouper is configured to group the downmix signals so that each input audio object belongs to just one set of input audio objects. The invention also refers to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Harald Fuchs, Roberta Camilleri, Leon Terentiv, Sascha Disch, Juergen Herre, Oliver Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 10152978
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels from a downmix signal is provided. The downmix signal encodes one or more audio object signals. The decoder has a control unit. Moreover, the decoder has a first analysis module for transforming the downmix signal to obtain a first transformed downmix having a plurality of first subband channels. Furthermore, the decoder has a second analysis module for generating, when an activation indication is set to the activation state, a second transformed downmix. Moreover, the decoder has an un-mixing unit, wherein the un-mixing unit is configured to un-mix the second transformed downmix. Furthermore, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Jouni Paulus, Bernd Edler, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Thorsten Kastner
  • Patent number: 10154362
    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: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Fabian Kuech, Michael Kratschmer, Achim Kuntz, Christoph Faller
  • Publication number: 20180350375
    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: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20180330740
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a first channel and a second channel of an audio input signal including two or more channels to obtain an encoded audio signal according to an embodiment includes a normalizer configured to determine a normalization value for the audio input signal depending on the first channel of the audio input signal and depending on the second channel of the audio input signal. Moreover, the apparatus includes an encoding unit configured to generate a processed audio signal having a first channel and a second channel. The encoding unit is configured to encode the processed audio signal to obtain the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Markus Schnell, Stefan Doehla, Wolfgang Jaegers, Martin Dietz, Christian Helmrich, Goran Markovic, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus, Stefan Bayer, Guillaume Fuchs, Juergen Herre