Patents by Inventor Mark LaBosco

Mark LaBosco 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: 20190238683
    Abstract: Described herein is a retrofit digital speaker system comprising two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures, each of the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures (enclosures) comprising: at least one speaker; and an analog-and-digital interface adapted to receive digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals, and wherein the digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals are transmitted over existing two wire analog audio cables, and further wherein the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures are wired in a daisy chain fashion, via the existing two wire analog audio cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Alexander Marra
  • Publication number: 20190190727
    Abstract: An inventive Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (60) includes an auxiliary processor (62) which negotiates a power level with a PoE Power Sourcing Equipment using a first link layer (650), means for holding the PoE Powered Device in a low power state, and a second link layer (50) which allows the main processor to communicate over the Ethernet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Marc Dubowski, John Hartnett
  • Publication number: 20190172463
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards, the method comprising: receiving at each of two or more controlling devices the audible command signal, the audible command being directed to control at least one of two or more controllable devices controlled by a respective one of the two or more controlling devices; digitizing each of the received audible command signals; attaching a unique identifier to each digitized audible command so as to uniquely correlate it to a respective controlling device; determining a magnitude of each of the digitized audible command; determining a digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, and further determining to which controlling device the audible command is directed to on the basis of the unique identifier associated with the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; performing speech recognition on the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; and forwarding a com
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Publication number: 20190172464
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards, the method comprising: receiving at each of two or more controlling devices the audible command signal, the audible command being directed to control at least one of two or more controllable devices controlled by a respective one of the two or more controlling devices; digitizing each of the received audible command signals; attaching a unique identifier to each digitized audible command so as to uniquely correlate it to a respective controlling device; determining a magnitude of each of the digitized audible command; determining a digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, and further determining to which controlling device the audible command is directed to on the basis of the unique identifier associated with the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; performing speech recognition on the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; and forwarding a com
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Publication number: 20190108838
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microphone system, comprising: one or more microphones each of which is adapted to receive acoustic audio signals and convert the same from acoustical energy signals into electrical audio signals and output the same as microphone output audio signals; and an acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) device adapted to receive the microphone output audio signals, and wherein the AEC device also receives as a second input a reference audio signal from a network, and wherein the AEC device is further adapted to cancel substantially all of the reference audio signal from the microphone output audio signals and output the same as a corrected audio signal, and wherein the reference audio signal comprises an audio signal generated by an external audio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Mark LaBosco
  • Publication number: 20190103113
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining one or more spoken words, comprising: receiving acoustic audio signals at one or more microphones within a microphone system, and converting the same from acoustical energy signals into electrical audio signals and outputting them as microphone output audio signals; receiving the microphone output audio signals from the microphone device at a first input of an acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) device, and receiving a reference input signal at a second input of the AEC device; cancelling substantially all of the reference audio signal from the microphone output audio signal; and outputting the same as a corrected audio signal, and wherein the reference audio signal comprises an audio signal generated by an external audio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Mark LaBosco
  • Patent number: 10204622
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Patent number: 10121473
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards, the method comprising: receiving at each of two or more controlling devices the audible command signal, the audible command being directed to control at least one of two or more controllable devices controlled by a respective one of the two or more controlling devices; digitizing each of the received audible command signals; attaching a unique identifier to each digitized audible command so as to uniquely correlate it to a respective controlling device; determining a magnitude of each of the digitized audible command; determining a digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, and further determining to which controlling device the audible command is directed to on the basis of the unique identifier associated with the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; performing speech recognition on the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; and forwarding a com
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Publication number: 20180288424
    Abstract: Presented are a system and method for distributing video over a network. The system includes a source that outputs video with a first frame rate, a transmitter, a receiver, and a sink. The transmitter receives video from the source and processes the video by encoding the video with frame boundary information, packetizing, and transmitting the video. The receiver includes a frame buffer, a timing generator, and a PLL. The receiver receives and processes the video by retrieving the frame boundary information, decoding the video into sub-frames, and writing the sub-frames to the buffer. All the processing occurs on sub-frame portions of the video in sub-frame time intervals. The receiver transmits video with a second frame rate to the sink. The timing generator generates output timing and uses the PLL to synchronize the output timing with the frame boundary information and synchronizes the first and second frame rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Agesino Primatic, Michael Bottiglieri
  • Publication number: 20180139330
    Abstract: Described herein is a retrofit digital speaker system comprising two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures, each of the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures (enclosures) comprising: at least one speaker; and an analog-and-digital interface adapted to receive digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals, and wherein the digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals are transmitted over existing two wire analog audio cables, and further wherein the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures are wired in a daisy chain fashion, via the existing two wire analog audio cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Alexander Marra
  • Patent number: 9948994
    Abstract: Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and internet protocol (IP), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source. The first transmitter is further adapted to generate two or more transmission streams of audiovisual data, wherein each of the two or more audiovisual data transmission streams include audio data formatted according to the audio format capability of the audio sink to which it is being transmitted to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Chiju Chris Choi, Paul Connell
  • Patent number: 9883046
    Abstract: Described herein is a retrofit digital speaker system comprising two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures, each of the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures (enclosures) comprising: at least one speaker; and an analog-and-digital interface adapted to receive digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals, and wherein the digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals are transmitted over existing two wire analog audio cables, and further wherein the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures are wired in a daisy chain fashion, via the existing two wire analog audio cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Alexander Marra
  • Patent number: 9874942
    Abstract: Presented is a control system for augmenting a portable touch screen device having integral processing capability. The control system includes an enclosure configured for encasing the portable touch screen device, an internal docking connector configured for communicatively mating with the portable touch screen device, and hard buttons. At least one of the hard buttons is functionally configured for use with an application program running on the portable touch screen device. The control system includes further includes a processor configured for converting button actuations into a digital format, and a first facility for communicating the digital format to the portable touch screen device via the internal docking connector. The application program is configured such that, during operation, the application program communicates the status of the one hard button to at least one external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Feldstein, Mark Labosco, Brian Fagan
  • Publication number: 20170351309
    Abstract: Described herein is a data communication system using power over Ethernet (PoE) for power distribution, comprising a first and second powered device (PD), each of which is adapted to communicate with each other through an Ethernet data path (EDP) and is further adapted to receive direct current (DC) power using a PoE protocol, and a mid-span power injection device (MSPID) adapted to provide a communications interface such that data communications passes through the MSPID to and from each of the PDs, and wherein the MSPID is further adapted to provide a first DC power to only the first PD using the EDP, and to provide a second DC power to only the second PD using the EDP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hartnett, Mark LaBosco
  • Patent number: 9628868
    Abstract: Described is a network system and method of use for distributing audiovisual data. The network comprises two or more audio sinks, each of the audio sinks having a corresponding audio format capability, a first source adapted to generate and transmit audiovisual data, wherein the audiovisual data includes an audio file formatted with a first audio format capability, and the at least one source being further adapted to transmit the audiovisual data to the two or more audio sinks through the network system using both an high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and internet protocol (IP), and a first transmitter adapted to receive the transmitted audiovisual data from the first source. The first transmitter is further adapted to generate two or more transmission streams of audiovisual data, wherein each of the two or more audiovisual data transmission streams include audio data formatted according to the audio format capability of the audio sink to which it is being transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Chiju Chris Choi, Paul Connell
  • Publication number: 20170092272
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards, the method comprising: receiving at each of two or more controlling devices the audible command signal, the audible command being directed to control at least one of two or more controllable devices controlled by a respective one of the two or more controlling devices; digitizing each of the received audible command signals; attaching a unique identifier to each digitized audible command so as to uniquely correlate it to a respective controlling device; determining a magnitude of each of the digitized audible command; determining a digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude, and further determining to which controlling device the audible command is directed to on the basis of the unique identifier associated with the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; performing speech recognition on the digitized audible command with the greatest magnitude; and forwarding a com
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Publication number: 20170076721
    Abstract: A system is provided for determining which controllable device an audible command is directed towards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Fred Bargetzi, Ara Seferian, Josh Stene, Mark LaBosco
  • Patent number: 9549256
    Abstract: An audio/video receiver configured to limit the power delivered to its speakers based on real time calculations. First, power delivered to the speakers is limited to the power rating of the speakers during short durations. Second, a secondary longer time constant Root-Mean-Square (RMS) detector limits sustained power to the speakers for a predetermined fraction of the peak power rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, David Burke, Alexander Marra
  • Patent number: 9485514
    Abstract: Presented is a video distribution system that includes a transmitter that receives an uncompressed source video signal and includes a compressor for compressing the uncompressed source video signal into a compressed video signal having a bandwidth lower than the bandwidth of the uncompressed source video signal, a reformatter configured for reformatting the compressed video signal to simulate an uncompressed video signal having a bandwidth lower than the bandwidth of the uncompressed video signal. The video distribution system also includes a receiver that receives the compressed video signal that simulates an uncompressed video signal and includes a decompressor configured for decompressing the compressed video signal that simulates an uncompressed video signal into a decompressed video signal, and output port configured for transmitting the decompressed video signal to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Labosco, Dario Pagano
  • Patent number: 9462308
    Abstract: An audiovisual (AV) distribution network communicates via Internet Protocol and is implemented as a framework of local area networks (LANs). Transmitters and receivers in the AV distribution network leverage multicast transmission technology and pre-authentication to switch quickly and seamlessly between sources transmitting audiovisual data protected by a security protocol scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mark LaBosco, Manish Talreja