Patents by Inventor Jouni PAULUS

Jouni PAULUS 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: 20190013031
    Abstract: An audio decoder is proposed for decoding a multi-object audio signal including a downmix signal X and side information PSI. The side information includes object-specific side information PSIi for an audio object si in a time/frequency region R(tR,fR), and object-specific time/frequency resolution information TFRIi indicative of an object-specific time/frequency resolution TFRh of the object-specific side information for the audio object si in the time/frequency region R(tR,fR). The audio decoder includes an object-specific time/frequency resolution determiner 110 configured to determine the object-specific time/frequency resolution information TFRIi from the side information PSI for the audio object si. The audio decoder further includes an object separator 120 configured to separate the audio object si from the downmix signal X using the object-specific side information in accordance with the object-specific time/frequency resolution TFRIi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Jouni Paulus, Thorsten Kastner
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10089990
    Abstract: An audio decoder is proposed for decoding a multi-object audio signal including a downmix signal X and side information PSI. The side information includes object-specific side information PSIi for an audio object si in a time/frequency region R(tR,fR), and object-specific time/frequency resolution information TFRIi indicative of an object-specific time/frequency resolution TFRh of the object-specific side information for the audio object si in the time/frequency region R(tR,fR). The audio decoder includes an object-specific time/frequency resolution determiner 110 configured to determine the object-specific time/frequency resolution information TFRIi from the side information PSI for the audio object si. The audio decoder further includes an object separator 120 configured to separate the audio object si from the downmix signal X using the object-specific side information in accordance with the object-specific time/frequency resolution TFRIi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Jouni Paulus, Thorsten Kastner
  • Publication number: 20180197554
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels is provided, having a receiving interface for receiving an audio input signal having a plurality of audio object signals, for receiving loudness information on the audio object signals, and for receiving rendering information indicating whether one or more of the audio object signals shall be amplified or attenuated, further having a signal processor for generating the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal, configured to determine a loudness compensation value depending on the loudness information and depending on the rendering information, and configured to generate the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal from the audio input signal depending on the rendering information and depending on the loudness compensation value. One or more by-pass audio object signals are employed for generating the audio output signal. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 9947325
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels is provided, having a receiving interface for receiving an audio input signal having a plurality of audio object signals, for receiving loudness information on the audio object signals, and for receiving rendering information indicating whether one or more of the audio object signals shall be amplified or attenuated, further having a signal processor for generating the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal, configured to determine a loudness compensation value depending on the loudness information and depending on the rendering information, and configured to generate the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal from the audio input signal depending on the rendering information and depending on the loudness compensation value. One or more by-pass audio object signals are employed for generating the audio output signal. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20170323647
    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: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Harald FUCHS, Roberta CAMILLERI, Leon TERENTIV, Sascha DISCH, Juergen HERRE, Oliver HELLMUTH
  • Publication number: 20170272883
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating output channel mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels, wherein two or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the two or more audio object signals. The audio transport signal depends on a first mixing rule and on a second mixing rule. The first mixing rule indicates how to mix the two or more audio object signals to obtain a plurality of premixed channels. Moreover, the second mixing rule indicates how to mix the plurality of premixed channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Patent number: 9734833
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels from a downmix signal having a plurality of time-domain downmix samples is provided. The downmix signal encodes two or more audio object signals. The decoder has a window-sequence generator for determining a plurality of analysis windows, each having a plurality of time-domain downmix samples of the downmix signal and a window length indicating the number of the time-domain downmix samples. Moreover, the decoder has a t/f-analysis module for transforming the plurality of time-domain downmix samples of each analysis window from a time-domain to a time-frequency domain depending on the window length of said analysis window, to obtain a transformed downmix. Furthermore, the decoder has an un-mixing unit for un-mixing the transformed downmix based on parametric side information on the two or more audio object signals to obtain the audio output signal. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    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: 9699584
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating output channel mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels, wherein two or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the two or more audio object signals. The audio transport signal depends on a first mixing rule and on a second mixing rule. The first mixing rule indicates how to mix the two or more audio object signals to obtain a plurality of premixed channels. Moreover, the second mixing rule indicates how to mix the plurality of premixed channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 9672806
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a measure for a perceived level of reverberation in a mix signal consisting of a direct signal component and a reverberation signal component, has a loudness model processor having a perceptual filter stage for filtering the dry signal component the reverberation signal component or the mix signal, wherein the perceptual filter stage is configured for modeling an auditory perception mechanism of an entity to obtain a filtered direct signal, a filtered reverberation signal or a filtered mix signal. The apparatus furthermore has a loudness estimator for estimating a first loudness measure using the filtered direct signal and for estimating a second loudness measure using the filtered reverberation signal or the filtered mix signal, where the filtered mix signal is derived from a superposition of the direct signal component and the reverberation signal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christian Uhle, Jouni Paulus, Juergen Herre, Peter Prokein, Oliver Hellmuth
  • Patent number: 9578435
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels. One or more audio channel signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and one or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the one or more audio channel signals plus the number of the one or more audio object signals. The parameter processor is configured to receive downmix information indicating information on how the one or more audio channel signals and the one or more audio object signals are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20160353222
    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: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160316307
    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: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160254001
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels is provided. The decoder includes a receiving interface for receiving an audio input signal including a plurality of audio object signals, for receiving loudness information on the audio object signals, and for receiving rendering information indicating whether one or more of the audio object signals shall be amplified or attenuated. Moreover, the decoder includes a signal processor for generating the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal. The signal processor is configured to determine a loudness compensation value depending on the loudness information and depending on the rendering information. Furthermore, the signal processor is configured to generate the one or more audio output channels of the audio output signal from the audio input signal depending on the rendering information and depending on the loudness compensation value. Moreover, an encoder is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20160247507
    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: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160240199
    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: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160157039
    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: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20160142846
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating one or more audio output channels is provided. The apparatus includes a parameter processor for calculating mixing information and a downmix processor for generating the one or more audio output channels. The downmix processor is configured to receive an audio transport signal including one or more audio transport channels. One or more audio channel signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and one or more audio object signals are mixed within the audio transport signal, and wherein the number of the one or more audio transport channels is smaller than the number of the one or more audio channel signals plus the number of the one or more audio object signals. The parameter processor is configured to receive downmix information indicating information on how the one or more audio channel signals and the one or more audio object signals are mixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV