Patents by Inventor Juergen Herre

Juergen 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).

  • Patent number: 11381925
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderang der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Adrian Murtaza, Jouni Paulus, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 11373666
    Abstract: Apparatus for post-processing an audio signal, including: a converter for converting the audio signal into a time-frequency representation; a transient location estimator for estimating a location in time of a transient portion using the audio signal or the time-frequency representation; and a signal manipulator for manipulating the time-frequency representation, wherein the signal manipulator is configured to reduce or eliminate a pre-echo in the time-frequency representation at a location in time before the transient location or to perform a shaping of the time-frequency representation at the transient location to amplify an attack of the transient portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Christian Uhle, Patrick Gampp, Daniel Richter, Oliver Hellmuth, Jürgen Herre, Peter Prokein, Antonios Karampourniotis, Julia Havenstein
  • Patent number: 11367454
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters having diffuseness parameters and direction parameters, has: a parameter quantizer for quantizing the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters; a parameter encoder for encoding quantized diffuseness parameters and quantized direction parameters; and an output interface for generating an encoded parameter representation having information on encoded diffuseness parameters and encoded direction parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11368790
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11361778
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Bayer, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Alexandre Bouthéon, Jürgen Herre, Florin Ghido, Wolfgang Jaegers, Fabian Küch
  • Publication number: 20220167102
    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: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Patent number: 11343631
    Abstract: In processing a multi-channel audio signal having at least three original channels, first and second downmix channels derived from the original channels are provided. 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 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 low-level decoder, which only decodes the first and second downmix channels, or to a high-level decoder, which provides a full multi-channel audio signal based on the downmix channels and the channel side information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Johannes Hilpert, Stefan Geyersberger, Andreas Hoelzer, Claus Spenger
  • Publication number: 20220150635
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220150633
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Patent number: 11330386
    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: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    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
  • Publication number: 20220139409
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Stefan BAYER, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Jürgen HERRE, Florin GHIDO, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Fabian KÜCH
  • Publication number: 20220130404
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters comprising diffuseness parameters and direction parameters having a parameter calculator (100) for calculating the diffuseness parameters with a first time or frequency resolution and for calculating the direction parameters with a second time or frequency resolution; and a quantizer and encoder processor (200) for generating a quantized and encoded representation of the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220122617
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220122621
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal, includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220108707
    Abstract: There are disclosed several examples of encoding and decoding technique. In particular, an audio synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal from a downmix signal, includes: an input interface for receiving the downmix signal, the downmix signal having a number of downmix channels and side information, the side information including channel level and correlation information of an original signal, the original signal having a number of original channels; and a synthesis processor for generating, according to at least one mixing rule, the synthesis signal using: channel level and correlation information of the original signal; and covariance information associated with the downmix signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Stefan BAYER, Sascha DISCH, Jürgen HERRE
  • Publication number: 20220101867
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander ADAMI, Christian BORSS, Sascha DICK, Christian ERTEL, Simone NEUKAM, Juergen HERRE, Johannes HILPERT, Andreas HOELZER, Michael KRATSCHMER, Fabian KUECH, Achim KUNTZ, Adrian MURTAZA, Jan PLOGSTIES, Andreas SILZLE, Hanne STENZEL
  • Patent number: 11290821
    Abstract: An audio processor for providing loudspeaker signals on the basis of input signals, like channel signals and/or object signals, obtains an information about the position of a listener and an information about the position of a plurality of loudspeakers, or sound transducers. The audio processor selects one or more loudspeakers for a rendering of the objects and/or of the channel objects and/or of the adapted signals, derived from the input signals. The selection depends on the information about the position of the listener and about the positions of the loudspeakers and takes into consideration the information about one or more acoustic obstacles. The audio signal processor renders the objects/channel objects/adapted signals derived from the input signals, in dependence on the information about the position of the listener and about positions of the loudspeakers, in order to obtain the loudspeaker signals, such that a rendered sound follows a listener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Walther, Jürgen Herre, Julian Klapp, Christof Faller, Markus Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11272309
    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: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Herre, Fabian Kuech, Michael Kratschmer, Achim Kuntz, Christof Faller
  • Patent number: 11252523
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    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: 11252509
    Abstract: An audio processor for providing loudspeaker signals on the basis of input signals, like channel signals and/or object signals, obtains an information about the position of a listener and an information about the position of a plurality of loudspeakers, or sound transducers. The audio processor selects one or more loudspeakers for a rendering of the objects and/or of the channel objects and/or of the adapted signals, derived from the input signals. The selection depends on the information about the position of the listener and about the positions of the loudspeakers and takes into consideration the information about one or more acoustic obstacles. The audio signal processor renders the objects/channel objects/adapted signals derived from the input signals, in dependence on the information about the position of the listener and about positions of the loudspeakers, in order to obtain the loudspeaker signals, such that a rendered sound follows a listener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Walther, Jürgen Herre, Julian Klapp, Christof Faller, Markus Schmidt