Patents by Inventor Oliver Hellmuth

Oliver Hellmuth 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 11240619
    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: February 1, 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: 11170794
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a predetermined characteristic related to a spectral enhancement processing of an audio signal includes a deriver configured for obtaining a spectrum of the audio signal and for deriving a local maximum signal from the spectrum. The apparatus includes a determiner configured for determining a similarity between segments of the local maximum signal and includes a processor for providing an information indicating that the audio signal includes the predetermined characteristic dependent on an evaluation of the similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Gampp, Christian Uhle, Sascha Disch, Antonios Karampourniotis, Julia Havenstein, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre, Peter Prokein
  • Publication number: 20210312939
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a separated audio signal from an audio input signal is provided. The audio input signal includes a target audio signal portion and a residual audio signal portion. The residual audio signal portion indicates a residual between the audio input signal and the target audio signal portion. The apparatus includes a source separator, a determining module and a signal processor. The source separator is configured to determine an estimated target signal which depends on the audio input signal, the estimated target signal being an estimate of a signal that only includes the target audio signal portion. The determining module is configured to determine one or more result values depending on an estimated sound quality of the estimated target signal to obtain one or more parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christian UHLE, Matteo TORCOLI, Sascha DISCH, Jouni PAULUS, Jürgen HERRE, Oliver HELLMUTH, Harald FUCHS
  • Patent number: 11115770
    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: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    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: 11074920
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an un-mixed audio signal including a plurality of un-mixed audio channels is provided. Moreover, an encoder and an encoded audio signal is provided. The decoder includes an un-mixing-information determiner for determining un-mixing information by receiving first parametric side information and second parametric side information on the at least one audio object signal, wherein the frequency resolution of the second parametric side information is higher than that of the first parametric side information. Moreover, the decoder includes an un-mix module for applying the un-mixing information on a downmix signal, to obtain an un-mixed audio signal including the plurality of un-mixed audio channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Jouni Paulus, Leon Terentiv, Oliver Hellmuth, Juergen Herre
  • Patent number: 11004455
    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. 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 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 invention also refers to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210118454
    Abstract: A decoder for generating an audio output signal having one or more audio output channels 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: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 10891963
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Publication number: 20200359155
    Abstract: An audio signal processor for providing ambient signal channels on the basis of an input audio signal, is configured to extract an ambient signal on the basis of the input audio signal. The signal processor is configured to distribute the ambient signal to a plurality of ambient signal channels in dependence on positions or directions of sound sources within the input audio signal, wherein a number of ambient signal channels is larger than a number of channels of the input audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christian UHLE, Oliver HELLMUTH, Julia HAVENSTEIN, Timothy LEONARD, Matthias LANG, Marc HOEPFEL, Peter PROKEIN
  • Patent number: 10818301
    Abstract: A decoder is provided. The decoder includes a parametric decoding unit for generating a plurality of first estimated audio object signals by upmixing three or more downmix signals, wherein the three or more downmix signals encode a plurality of original audio object signals, wherein the parametric decoding unit is configured to upmix the three or more downmix signals depending on parametric side information indicating information on the plurality of original audio object signals. Moreover, the decoder includes a residual processing unit for generating a plurality of second estimated audio object signals by modifying one or more of the first estimated audio object signals, wherein the residual processing unit is configured to modify the one or more of the first estimated audio object signals depending on one or more residual signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Thorsten Kastner, Juergen Herre, Jouni Paulus, Leon Terentiv, Oliver Hellmuth, Harald Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20200304932
    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: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Harald FUCHS, Oliver HELLMUTH, Juergen HERRE, Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Falko RIDDERBUSCH, Leon TERENTIV
  • Publication number: 20200286496
    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: May 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Jouni Paulus, Sascha Disch, Harald Fuchs, Bernhard Grill, Oliver Hellmuth, Adrian Murtaza, Falko Ridderbusch, Leon Terentiv
  • Patent number: 10699722
    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: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10701504
    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: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    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: 20200194012
    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. 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 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 invention also refers to a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Adrian MURTAZA, Jouni PAULUS, Harald FUCHS, Roberta CAMILLERI, Leon TERENTIV, Sascha DISCH, Juergen HERRE, Oliver HELLMUTH