Patents by Inventor Matthew Neil Ruwe

Matthew Neil Ruwe 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: 10652381
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10609197
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10264341
    Abstract: A microphone pivot device of a headphone comprises at least one magnet in communication with a movable microphone, the at least one magnet having a plurality of segments, each segment having a magnet characteristic; a sensor that detects a magnet characteristic of a magnet segment when the segment is moved in response to a movement of the microphone so that the segment is in proximity of the sensor; and a controller that receives a signal from the sensor in response to the detected magnet characteristic, and that controls an operation of the microphone in response to the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas George Andrikowich, Stephen J. Maguire, Matthew Neil Ruwe, Paul Yamkovoy, Michael Salame
  • Publication number: 20180213313
    Abstract: A microphone pivot device of a headphone comprises at least one magnet in communication with a movable microphone, the at least one magnet having a plurality of segments, each segment having a magnet characteristic; a sensor that detects a magnet characteristic of a magnet segment when the segment is moved in response to a movement of the microphone so that the segment is in proximity of the sensor; and a controller that receives a signal from the sensor in response to the detected magnet characteristic, and that controls an operation of the microphone in response to the received signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas George Andrikowich, Stephen J. Maguire, Matthew Neil Ruwe, Paul Yamkovoy, Michael Salame
  • Patent number: 9966847
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input for receiving power from an external power supply, a voltage regulator coupled to the power input and providing regulated voltage to an external circuit and to the power supply control circuit itself, and a first switch coupled between ground and an Enable input of the voltage regulator. A control input of the first switch is coupled to the regulated voltage, such that when the voltage regulator provides regulated voltage, the first switch is closed, coupling the Enable input to ground, keeping the voltage regulator active. A first switching circuit provides manual activation and deactivation of the voltage regulator; a second switching circuit provides automatic activation of the voltage regulator whenever the power input becomes powered. An intervening circuit prevents the second switching circuit from activating the voltage regulator when the first switching circuit has deactivated it, despite the continued presence of the external power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Publication number: 20180109189
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input for receiving power from an external power supply, a voltage regulator coupled to the power input and providing regulated voltage to an external circuit and to the power supply control circuit itself, and a first switch coupled between ground and an Enable input of the voltage regulator. A control input of the first switch is coupled to the regulated voltage, such that when the voltage regulator provides regulated voltage, the first switch is closed, coupling the Enable input to ground, keeping the voltage regulator active. A first switching circuit provides manual activation and deactivation of the voltage regulator; a second switching circuit provides automatic activation of the voltage regulator whenever the power input becomes powered. An intervening circuit prevents the second switching circuit from activating the voltage regulator when the first switching circuit has deactivated it, despite the continued presence of the external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Publication number: 20180054508
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Publication number: 20170019025
    Abstract: A circuit includes an input for receiving power from an external power supply, a voltage regulator coupled to the power input and providing regulated voltage to an external circuit and to the power supply control circuit itself, and a first switch coupled between ground and an Enable input of the voltage regulator. A control input of the first switch is coupled to the regulated voltage, such that when the voltage regulator provides regulated voltage, the first switch is closed, coupling the Enable input to ground, keeping the voltage regulator active. A first switching circuit provides manual activation and deactivation of the voltage regulator; a second switching circuit provides automatic activation of the voltage regulator whenever the power input becomes powered. An intervening circuit prevents the second switching circuit from activating the voltage regulator when the first switching circuit has deactivated it, despite the continued presence of the external power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Publication number: 20150139458
    Abstract: A device for coupling to a connector on an ear cup of a headset includes a mating connector corresponding to the connector of the headset. The mating connector includes a crossover conductor coupled to a first and a second terminal within the mating connector, a position sensor for determining a position of the device, and a data connection outputting data from the position sensor. The position data is usable to adjust three-dimensional audio signals to account for the direction the user is looking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Neil Ruwe, Daniel D. Gonsalves
  • Patent number: 8929573
    Abstract: A device for coupling to a connector on an ear cup of a headset includes a mating connector corresponding to the connector of the headset. The mating connector includes a crossover conductor coupled to a first and a second terminal within the mating connector. One or more accessory circuits is provided by the device, including a lamp configured to direct light onto a surface external to the device or a position detection circuit usable to adjust three-dimensional audio signals to account for the direction the user is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Neil Ruwe, Daniel D. Gonsalves
  • Publication number: 20140079257
    Abstract: A device for coupling to a connector on an ear cup of a headset includes a mating connector corresponding to the connector of the headset. The mating connector includes a crossover conductor coupled to a first and a second terminal within the mating connector. One or more accessory circuits is provided by the device, including a lamp configured to direct light onto a surface external to the device or a position detection circuit usable to adjust three-dimensional audio signals to account for the direction the user is looking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Neil Ruwe, Daniel D. Gonsalves