Patents by Inventor Jacob Midtgaard

Jacob Midtgaard 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: 9787267
    Abstract: The present invention relates in one aspect to an audio amplification circuit comprising an input terminal for receipt of an input signal from a transducer. A signal processor is operatively coupled to the input terminal for receipt and processing of the input signal to generate a processed digital audio signal in accordance with a programmable configuration setting of the signal processor. A serial data transmission interface is configured for receipt of the processed digital audio signal and supply of a corresponding digital audio stream at an output terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit. A serial data receipt interface is operatively coupled to an externally accessible configuration terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit and a controller is configured to adjust one of the programmable configuration setting of the signal processor and a format of a digital audio stream in accordance with first configuration data received through the serial data receipt interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: INVENSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Mikael Mortensen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Patent number: 9554214
    Abstract: A microphone includes a base, a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) device disposed on the base, and a front end processing apparatus disposed on the base and coupled to the MEMS device, the front end processing apparatus being configured to convert analog signals received from the MEMS device into digital signals. The microphone also includes a DSP apparatus, the DSP apparatus being a digital programmed device with a computer memory, the DSP apparatus configured to process the digital signals received from the front end processing apparatus. The MEMS device, the front end processing apparatus, and DSP apparatus are enclosed within a single microphone enclosure or assembly. During operation the DSP apparatus generates DSP noise. The DSP apparatus includes a noise reduction structure that substantially prevents the DSP noise from reaching or interfering with the operation of the MEMS device or the front end processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: John Nielsen, Anders Svava Mortensen, Rene Rye Larsen, Robert A. Popper, Dibyendu Nandy, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Publication number: 20160329873
    Abstract: The present invention relates in one aspect to an audio amplification circuit comprising an input terminal for receipt of an input signal from a transducer. A signal processor is operatively coupled to the input terminal for receipt and processing of the input signal to generate a processed digital audio signal in accordance with a programmable configuration setting of the signal processor. A serial data transmission interface is configured for receipt of the processed digital audio signal and supply of a corresponding digital audio stream at an output terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit. A serial data receipt interface is operatively coupled to an externally accessible configuration terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit and a controller is configured to adjust one of the programmable configuration setting of the signal processor and a format of a digital audio stream in accordance with first configuration data received through the serial data receipt interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Mikael MORTENSEN, Jacob MIDTGAARD
  • Publication number: 20160275093
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and related technologies for creating and deploying dynamic content experiences are described. In certain aspects, a dynamic content experience can be generated. A web page can be processed to identify an element within the web page in relation to which the content experience can be inserted. The dynamic content experience can then be inserted into the identified element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas Majoch, Gorm Casper, Soren Harder, Poul Henriksen, Kim Knudsen, Antonio Lagrotteria, Yijie Li, Jacob Midtgaard-Olesen, Anne Sophie Ƙstergaard, Gunni Rode, Jacob Sloth-Brodersen, Pedro Augusto Freitas de Souza, Andreea Vasile, Christian Leifelt, Jonas Zimling, Mette Damsgaard, Sune Wettersteen, Jens Lauritsen, Younes Peters Touati, Laurent Mauvais
  • Patent number: 9356567
    Abstract: An audio amplification circuit may include an input terminal for receipt of an input signal from a transducer. A signal processor may be coupled to the input terminal for receipt and processing of the input signal to generate a processed digital audio signal in accordance with a programmable configuration setting of the signal processor. A serial data transmission interface is configured for receipt of the processed digital audio signal and supply of a corresponding digital audio stream at an output terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit. A serial data receipt interface may be coupled to an externally accessible configuration terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit and a controller is configured to adjust one of the programmable configuration setting of the signal processor and a format of a digital audio stream in accordance with first configuration data received through the serial data receipt interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: INVENSENSE, INC.
    Inventors: Mikael Mortensen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Publication number: 20160100257
    Abstract: A microphone includes a base, a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) device disposed on the base, and a front end processing apparatus disposed on the base and coupled to the MEMS device, the front end processing apparatus being configured to convert analog signals received from the MEMS device into digital signals. The microphone also includes a DSP apparatus, the DSP apparatus being a digital programmed device with a computer memory, the DSP apparatus configured to process the digital signals received from the front end processing apparatus. The MEMS device, the front end processing apparatus, and DSP apparatus are enclosed within a single microphone enclosure or assembly. During operation the DSP apparatus generates DSP noise. The DSP apparatus includes a noise reduction structure that substantially prevents the DSP noise from reaching or interfering with the operation of the MEMS device or the front end processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: John Nielsen, Anders Svava Mortensen, Rene Rye Larsen, Robert A. Popper, Dibyendu Nandy, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Patent number: 9166812
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with an electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a home control device, enabling the mesh network to perform channel adjustment, transmitting data through the mesh network between the first node and a second node in the mesh network, wherein the transmission utilizes channel adjustment; and performing an action based at least in part on the transmitted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard, Johann Sigfredsson
  • Patent number: 8942396
    Abstract: A wireless binaural hearing system comprises a left-ear hearing device, a right-ear hearing device and auxiliary devices. The devices communicate via radio signals. Each device comprises a radio transmitter transmitting messages, each hearing device comprises a radio receiver receiving messages, the auxiliary device is adapted to transmit application messages, and the hearing devices are adapted to receive application messages. The quality of wireless communication varies when the user moves his head, which may lead to temporal gaps in communication. Such gaps may cause annoying pauses and/or delays in audio signals presented to the user, and the hearing devices may become temporarily unsynchronised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Petar Popovski, Peter S. K. Hansen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Patent number: 8885482
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for operating a node in a wireless mesh network to scan each one of a plurality of channels received at a processing node in a wireless mesh network in a predetermined order for a predetermined duration to detect a preamble; detect the preamble on one of the plurality of channels; remain on a current one of the plurality of channels to receive a message after the predetermined duration when the preamble includes a predetermined series of symbols; and resume scanning each one of the plurality of channels after the message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tommas Jess Christensen, Jacob Midtgaard, Peter Shorty, Niels Thybo Johansen
  • Publication number: 20140254837
    Abstract: An audio amplification circuit may include an input terminal for receipt of an input signal from a transducer. A signal processor may be coupled to the input terminal for receipt and processing of the input signal to generate a processed digital audio signal in accordance with a programmable configuration setting of the signal processor. A serial data transmission interface is configured for receipt of the processed digital audio signal and supply of a corresponding digital audio stream at an output terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit. A serial data receipt interface may be coupled to an externally accessible configuration terminal of the integrated audio amplification circuit and a controller is configured to adjust one of the programmable configuration setting of the signal processor and a format of a digital audio stream in accordance with first configuration data received through the serial data receipt interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Invensense, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikael MORTENSEN, Jacob MIDTGAARD
  • Patent number: 8724532
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for configuring a constant powered mesh network node to control a configuration of an intermittently powered mesh network node, where the intermittently powered mesh network node may include a repeater node that periodically powers down for a time period to conserve energy. The embodiments include transmitting a message beam to the repeater node, where a duration of the message beam length may exceed the time period that the repeater node is powered down, and where the message beam may contain a preamble with data that may indicate that the repeater node is to remain powered up in order to receive a message, and may cause the intermittently powered mesh network node to request configuration information relating to a network topology from the constant powered mesh network node when the intermittently powered mesh network node powers up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Patent number: 8509790
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a communications facility that is adapted to communicate with at least one other mesh network node at a communication speed selected from a plurality of communication speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Tommas Jess Christensen, Jacob Midtgaard, Didier Clement, John Nielsen, Morten Vested Olesen, Olfert Paul Paulsen, Rasmus Glarborg Jensen
  • Publication number: 20130142051
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for operating a node in a wireless mesh network to scan each one of a plurality of channels received at a processing node in a wireless mesh network in a predetermined order for a predetermined duration to detect a preamble; detect the preamble on one of the plurality of channels; remain on a current one of the plurality of channels to receive a message after the predetermined duration when the preamble includes a predetermined series of symbols; and resume scanning each one of the plurality of channels after the message is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Tommas Jess Christensen, Jacob Midtgaard, Peter Shorty, Niels Thybo Johansen
  • Publication number: 20120275343
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for configuring a constant powered mesh network node to control a configuration of an intermittently powered mesh network node, where the intermittently powered mesh network node may include a repeater node that periodically powers down for a time period to conserve energy. The embodiments include transmitting a message beam to the repeater node, where a duration of the message beam length may exceed the time period that the repeater node is powered down, and where the message beam may contain a preamble with data that may indicate that the repeater node is to remain powered up in order to receive a message, and may cause the intermittently powered mesh network node to request configuration information relating to a network topology from the constant powered mesh network node when the intermittently powered mesh network node powers up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Patent number: 8300652
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for using a node in a mesh network to perceive a plurality of channels within a mesh network; selecting a first channel from the plurality of channels within the mesh network with the node; remaining on the first channel with the node for a predefined duration; remaining on the first channel beyond the predefined duration in order to receive a message if a signal is detected during the predefine duration; and selecting a second channel with the node once the predefined duration has elapsed without the signal detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommas Jess Christensen, Jacob Midtgaard, Peter Shorty, Niels Thybo Johansen
  • Patent number: 8223783
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with a communication type; activating the first node at a predefined interval to detect the presence of a message of the communication type in a transmission from a second node in the mesh network; continuing to activate the first node at the predefined interval if the transmission from the second node does not conform to the associated communication type of the first node; activating the first node beyond the predefined interval if the associated communication type is detected in the transmission from the second node; and receiving a message at the first node from the second node following detection of the associated communication type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard
  • Publication number: 20120087505
    Abstract: A wireless binaural hearing system comprises a left-ear hearing device, a right-ear hearing device and auxiliary devices. The devices communicate via radio signals. Each device comprises a radio transmitter transmitting messages, each hearing device comprises a radio receiver receiving messages, the auxiliary device is adapted to transmit application messages, and the hearing devices are adapted to receive application messages. The quality of wireless communication varies when the user moves his head, which may lead to temporal gaps in communication. Such gaps may cause annoying pauses and/or delays in audio signals presented to the user, and the hearing devices may become temporarily unsynchronised.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Petar POPOVSKI, Peter S. K. HANSEN, Jacob MIDTGAARD
  • Publication number: 20080170511
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with an electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a home control device, enabling the mesh network to perform channel adjustment, transmitting data through the mesh network between the first node and a second node in the mesh network, wherein the transmission utilizes channel adjustment; and performing an action based at least in part on the transmitted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard, Johann Sigfredsson
  • Publication number: 20080165712
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with an electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a home control device, enabling the mesh network to perform channel adjustment, transmitting data through the mesh network between the first node and a second node in the mesh network, wherein the transmission utilizes channel adjustment; and performing an action based at least in part on the transmitted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard, Johann Sigfredsson
  • Publication number: 20080159213
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for associating a first node in a mesh network with an electrical device, wherein the electrical device comprises a home control device, enabling the mesh network to perform channel adjustment, transmitting data through the mesh network between the first node and a second node in the mesh network, wherein the transmission utilizes channel adjustment; and performing an action based at least in part on the transmitted data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Shorty, Tommas Jess Christensen, Niels Thybo Johansen, Jacob Midtgaard, Johann Sigfredsson