Patents by Inventor Jon C. Taenzer

Jon C. Taenzer 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: 20200344543
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for matching sensors includes generating a first and second sensor signals respectively from first and second sensors, separating the sensor signals into magnitude and phase components, determining a phase difference from the phase components, and matching the magnitude of the first sensor signal to that of the second sensor signal by multiplying the magnitude of the first sensor signal by a magnitude correction value that is a function of a ratio of the phase components of the first and second sensor signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 10594044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna for receiving incident electromagnetic (EM) radiation includes a dipole having first and second elements, and a reflector for reflecting the incident EM radiation into reflected EM radiation. The reflector, first element, and second element are configured to orient the first element substantially broadside to the reflected EM radiation and end-fire to the incident EM radiation when the second element is oriented substantially broadside to the incident EM radiation. Conversely, they are configured to orient the second element substantially broadside to the reflected EM radiation and end-fire to the incident EM radiation when the first element is oriented substantially broadside to the incident EM radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 10290311
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Publication number: 20170337934
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 9761243
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 9601133
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Steven H. Puthuff
  • Publication number: 20160180864
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Steven H. Puthuff
  • Patent number: 9357307
    Abstract: A system and method for suppressing noise in one or more of at least first and second channels include obtaining a magnitude difference of signals in the first and second channels, obtaining a magnitude sum of signals in the first and second channels, obtaining a ratio of the magnitude difference to the magnitude sum, generating an attenuation value based on the ratio, selecting an attenuator based on the magnitude difference, and attenuating a signal in a channel by the attenuation value using the selected attenuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 9253566
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Steven H. Puthuff
  • Publication number: 20150279388
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 9100735
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for vector noise cancellation. Different value combinations for a plurality of weighting factors may be established for a plurality of selection regions. Each value combination for the plurality of weighting factors may correspond to a different combination of a set of input signals. One or more characteristics of input signals may be used to select a particular selection region. A particular value combination of the set of weighting factors may be chosen to attenuate or amplify the input signals to generate one or more output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 8855330
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for matching first and second signals includes transforming, over a selected frequency band, the first and second signals into the frequency domain such that frequency components of the first and second signals are assigned to associated frequency bins, generating a scaling ratio associated with each frequency bin, and for at least one of the two signals, or at least a third signal derived from one of the two signals, scaling frequency components associated with each frequency bin by the scaling ratio associated with that frequency bin. The generating comprises determining, during a non-startup period, a signal ratio of the first and second signals for each frequency bin, determining the usability of each signal ratio, and designating a signal ratio as a scaling ratio if it is determined to be usable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 8254590
    Abstract: A method for processing an input signal to create an enhanced output signal includes obtaining an envelope of the input signal, determining a logarithm signal of the envelope, determining a rate of change of the logarithm signal to obtain a slope value, and applying a value derived from the slope value to the input signal to thereby generate an enhanced output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Publication number: 20120207325
    Abstract: A system and method for suppressing noise in one or more of at least first and second channels include obtaining a magnitude difference of signals in the first and second channels, obtaining a magnitude sum of signals in the first and second channels, obtaining a ratio of the magnitude difference to the magnitude sum, generating an attenuation value based on the ratio, selecting an attenuator based on the magnitude difference, and attenuating a signal in a channel by the attenuation value using the selected attenuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 8155927
    Abstract: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and on-axis enhancement. Nulls between sensitivity lobes are widened, effectively narrowing the sensitivity lobes and improving directionality and noise discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Bruce G. Spicer
  • Patent number: 8155926
    Abstract: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and on-axis enhancement. Nulls between sensitivity lobes are widened, effectively narrowing the sensitivity lobes and improving directionality and noise discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Bruce G. Spicer
  • Patent number: 8111192
    Abstract: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and on-axis enhancement. Nulls between sensitivity lobes are widened, effectively narrowing the sensitivity lobes and improving directionality and noise discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 8085941
    Abstract: A dynamic range manipulation system, for use for example in an audio playback system such as a two-way communication system, mobile telephone, MP3 player, and the like, obtains a measure of ambient noise at the playback location and adjusts the gain of the drive signal provided to the loudspeaker based on this measure and based on the audio signal to be played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Jon C. Taenzer
  • Patent number: 7925038
    Abstract: A wired or wireless earset assembly comprises an earset housing having a curved portion configured to fit to the top of an ear, a speaker driver contained in a speaker housing, a flexible tube having a first extension so as to be coupled with at least a part of the curved portion of the earset housing and a second extension coupled with the speaker housing, a rotatable cap containing a bud coupled with the speaker driver, a sound delivery port in the bud, a circuitry for processing an input signal in the case, and a wire in the flexible tube connecting the circuitry and the speaker driver. The structure of the assembly allows a user to wear it with great comfort and high quality acoustic performance for an extended period, enables the assembly to fit to both right and left ears by a simple rotation of the cap, and increases ease of manufacturability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Thanh Q. Nguyen, Donald R. Saleh
  • Patent number: RE47535
    Abstract: Noise discrimination in signals from a plurality of sensors is conducted by enhancing the phase difference in the signals such that off-axis pick-up is suppressed while on-axis pick-up is enhanced. Alternatively, attenuation/expansion are applied to the signals in a phase difference dependent manner, consistent with suppression of off-axis pick-up and on-axis enhancement. Nulls between sensitivity lobes are widened, effectively narrowing the sensitivity lobes and improving directionality and noise discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jon C. Taenzer, Bruce G. Spicer