Patents by Inventor James Scanlan

James Scanlan 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: 20200348901
    Abstract: Many headsets include automatic noise cancellation (ANC) which dramatically reduces perceived background noise and improves user listening experience. Unfortunately, the voice microphones in these devices often capture ambient noise that the headsets output during phone calls or other communication sessions to other users. In response, many headsets and communication devices provide manual muting circuitry, but users frequently forget to turn the muting on and/or off creating further problems as they communicate. To address this, the present inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary headset that detects the absence or presence of user speech, automatically muting and unmuting the voice microphone without user intervention. Some embodiments leverage relationships between feedback and feedforward signals in ANC circuitry to detect user speech, avoiding the addition of extra hardware to the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jiajin AN, Michael Jon WURTZ, David WURTZ, Manpreet KHAIRA, Amit KUMAR, Shawn O'CONNOR, Shankar RATHOUD, James SCANLAN, Eric SORENSEN
  • Patent number: 10564925
    Abstract: Many headsets include automatic noise cancellation (ANC) which dramatically reduces perceived background noise and improves user listening experience. Unfortunately, the voice microphones in these devices often capture ambient noise that the headsets output during phone calls or other communication sessions to other users. In response, many headsets and communication devices provide manual muting circuitry, but users frequently forget to turn the muting on and/or off, creating further problems as they communicate. To address this, the present inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary headset that detects the absence or presence of user speech, automatically muting and unmuting the voice microphone without user intervention. Some embodiments leverage relationships between feedback and feedforward signals in ANC circuitry to detect user speech, avoiding the addition of extra hardware to the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jiajin An, Michael Jon Wurtz, David Wurtz, Manpreet Khaira, Amit Kumar, Shawn O'Connor, Shankar Rathoud, James Scanlan, Eric Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20190304430
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a headset comprising one or more earphones including one or more sensing components. The headset also includes one or more voice microphones to record a voice signal for voice transmission. The headset also includes a signal processor coupled to the earphones and the voice microphones. The signal processor is configured to employ the sensing components to determine a wearing position of the headset. The signal processor then selects a signal model for noise cancellation. The signal model is selected from a plurality of signal models based on the determined wearing position. The signal processor also applies the selected signal model to mitigate noise from the voice signal prior to voice transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: James Scanlan
  • Patent number: 10354639
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a headset comprising one or more earphones including one or more sensing components. The headset also includes one or more voice microphones to record a voice signal for voice transmission. The headset also includes a signal processor coupled to the earphones and the voice microphones. The signal processor is configured to employ the sensing components to determine a wearing position of the headset. The signal processor then selects a signal model for noise cancellation. The signal model is selected from a plurality of signal models based on the determined wearing position. The signal processor also applies the selected signal model to mitigate noise from the voice signal prior to voice transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AVNERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: James Scanlan
  • Publication number: 20180225082
    Abstract: Many headsets include automatic noise cancellation (ANC) which dramatically reduces perceived background noise and improves user listening experience. Unfortunately, the voice microphones in these devices often capture ambient noise that the headsets output during phone calls or other communication sessions to other users. In response, many headsets and communication devices provide manual muting circuitry, but users frequently forget to turn the muting on and/or off, creating further problems as they communicate. To address this, the present inventors devised, among other things, an exemplary headset that detects the absence or presence of user speech, automatically muting and unmuting the voice microphone without user intervention. Some embodiments leverage relationships between feedback and feedforward signals in ANC circuitry to detect user speech, avoiding the addition of extra hardware to the headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jiajin An, MIchael Jon Wurtz, David Wurtz, Manpreet Khaira, Amit Kumar, Shawn O'Connor, Shankar Rathoud, James Scanlan, Eric Sorensen
  • Publication number: 20180114518
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a headset comprising one or more earphones including one or more sensing components. The headset also includes one or more voice microphones to record a voice signal for voice transmission. The headset also includes a signal processor coupled to the earphones and the voice microphones. The signal processor is configured to employ the sensing components to determine a wearing position of the headset. The signal processor then selects a signal model for noise cancellation. The signal model is selected from a plurality of signal models based on the determined wearing position. The signal processor also applies the selected signal model to mitigate noise from the voice signal prior to voice transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventor: James Scanlan
  • Publication number: 20150100633
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a modular in-vehicle infotainment architecture with an upgradeable multimedia module are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving data signals at a multimedia module via a vehicle subsystem connection from one or more vehicle subsystems of a vehicle; processing the data signals on the multimedia module, by use of a data processor, to produce modified data signals, at least a portion of the modified data signals including data signals associated with an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system in the vehicle; transferring the modified data signals from the multimedia module to a mobile device via a mobile device interface; and causing the mobile device to render an information display on a user interface on the mobile device, the information display including information indicative of the modified data signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: CloudCar Inc.
    Inventors: Peter T. Barrett, James Scanlan, Bruce Leak, Zarko Draganic
  • Publication number: 20150026376
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a modular in-vehicle infotainment architecture with an upgradeable multimedia module having a multimedia module connector are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: CloudCar Inc.
    Inventors: James Scanlan, Zarko Draganic, Peter T Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140121097
    Abstract: A catalyst structure comprising dispersed metal catalyst on support, wherein the support but not the metal catalyst can be observed using x-ray diffraction, and wherein the metal catalyst can be chemically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: The Materials Foundry, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Phillips, Brian James Scanlan
  • Publication number: 20050261463
    Abstract: Crystallizable polyester compositions containing an aliphatic polyamide crystallization nucleator exhibit controllable and adjustable crystallization rates upon cooling from the melt and are thermoformable in melt to mold processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Jack Trexler, David Porter, James Scanlan
  • Patent number: D734270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: CloudCar, Inc.
    Inventors: James Scanlan, Zarko Draganic, Peter T Barrett