Patents by Inventor Paul G. Yamkovoy

Paul G. Yamkovoy 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
  • Publication number: 20200051542
    Abstract: Aspects are generally directed to headphone systems that adjust Active Noise Reduction operations based on measurements of environmental conditions. In one example, a headphone system includes an earpiece having an interior volume, the earpiece configured to couple to an ear and define an acoustic volume including the interior volume and a volume within the ear, a speaker to provide acoustic energy to the acoustic volume based on a received driver signal, a feedback microphone to detect at least residual noise within the acoustic volume and generate a feedback audio signal indicative of the residual noise, and a control circuit including a sensor interface configured to receive an atmospheric pressure signal, the control circuit coupled to the feedback microphone to receive the feedback audio signal, and the control circuit configured to adjust the driver signal based at least in part on the feedback audio signal and the atmospheric pressure signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Publication number: 20190341018
    Abstract: An acoustic noise reduction (ANR) headphone described herein has current detection circuitry that detects current consumed by an acoustic driver amplifier as a result of pressure changes due to a tapping of the headphone. Tapping may be performed to change an audio feature or operating mode of the audio system for the headphone. The current detection circuitry senses a characteristic of the current consumed by the acoustic driver amplifier that can be used to determine an occurrence of a tap event. Examples of a characteristic include an amplitude, waveform or duration of the sensed current. Advantageously, the ANR headphones avoid the need for control buttons to initiate the desired changes to the audio feature or operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 10051358
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a portable apparatus that includes three connection ports. The first connection port is for connecting the portable apparatus to one or more acoustic transducers, the second connection port is for receiving a connection to a microphone, and the third connection port is for receiving a conductor that connects the portable apparatus to a communication module of an aircraft. The portable apparatus also includes circuitry for interconnecting the first, second, and third connection ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • 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: 20180054667
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a portable apparatus that includes three connection ports. The first connection port is for connecting the portable apparatus to one or more acoustic transducers, the second connection port is for receiving a connection to a microphone, and the third connection port is for receiving a conductor that connects the portable apparatus to a communication module of an aircraft. The portable apparatus also includes circuitry for interconnecting the first, second, and third connection ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9854356
    Abstract: A headset having a talk-through microphones incorporates an audio circuit that disconnects or compresses a signal representing sounds detected by the talk-through microphones in response to the audio circuit detecting the onset of a peak in the signal that exceeds a predetermined voltage level, and that does so with a rate of change in voltage level that exceeds a predetermined rate of change in voltage level. The duration of the disconnection or compression may be controlled by a timing circuit set to a predetermined period of time that may be retriggerable while amidst the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9241227
    Abstract: An electroacoustic transducer includes a housing and a moving portion adapted to move relative to the housing. The moving portion has a first surface and includes a first electrode. A second electrode on a first surface of the housing is located proximate to a first region of the first electrode, and a third electrode on the first surface of the housing is located proximate to a second region of the first electrode. A capacitance between the first and second electrodes and a capacitance between the first and third electrodes vary similarly with displacement of the moving portion relative to the housing. An impedance buffer is coupled to the second electrode and the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, John H. Wendell
  • Patent number: 9215529
    Abstract: A headset having a connector compliant with a specification for a first digital serial bus incorporates a separator circuit that monitors the voltage level of one conductor of that connector to distinguish between a first digital interfacing mode in which the conductors of that connector are operated in a manner supporting the first digital serial bus and a second digital interfacing mode in which the conductors of that connector are operated in a manner in supporting a second digital serial bus, and further, the monitoring of the voltage level of the one conductor may also be employed to distinguish between both the first and second digital interfacing mode and either a third digital interfacing mode or an analog interfacing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9208772
    Abstract: A gain of a signal representing sounds detected by a talk-through and/or feedforward ANR microphone of a talk-through function provided by a communications headset is reduced in response to a user of the communications headset speaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9208773
    Abstract: A headset having a talk-through microphones incorporates an audio circuit that compresses a signal representing sounds detected by the talk-through microphones in response to the audio circuit detecting the onset of a peak (positive and/or negative) in the signal that exceeds a predetermined voltage level (positive and/or negative voltage level, perhaps a predetermined magnitude of voltage from a zero voltage level), and that does so with a rate of change in voltage level that exceeds a predetermined rate of change in voltage level, the degree of compression possibly being a compression to or near a zero amplitude (perhaps to or near a zero voltage level) and the duration of the compression possibly being controlled by a timing circuit set to a predetermined period of time that may be retriggerable while amidst the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Publication number: 20150245136
    Abstract: A headset having a talk-through microphones incorporates an audio circuit that disconnects or compresses a signal representing sounds detected by the talk-through microphones in response to the audio circuit detecting the onset of a peak in the signal that exceeds a predetermined voltage level, and that does so with a rate of change in voltage level that exceeds a predetermined rate of change in voltage level. The duration of the disconnection or compression may be controlled by a timing circuit set to a predetermined period of time that may be retriggerable while amidst the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9059670
    Abstract: An audio source level control system in which the level of the audio source signal that is to be played over headphones is automatically set to an appropriate level. The system can include circuitry that can be controlled so as to increase or decrease the level of the audio signal that is provided by an audio source to the headphones; the audio source is typically a portable consumer digital device. There is a controller that is responsive to the audio signal from the audio source and that is adapted to control the circuitry so as to automatically establish a level of the audio signal that is provided to the headphones when the audio source is initially available to output an audio signal to the headphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9049513
    Abstract: A power management system and method for a noise reducing headset. The power management system adjusts the operations of the noise reducing headset based on the characteristics of the power sources available to the noise reducing headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 9025789
    Abstract: Apparatus and method to mix first and second audio channels provided to a headset in response to the quantity of audio devices coupled to its connectors, in response to whether any of those audio devices provides more than one audio channel, and in response to their being a complete lack of electric power provided by any audio device and from a power source of the apparatus, itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy
  • Patent number: 8995679
    Abstract: Through a cable coupling two portions of a communications headset, conductors of the cable providing electric power from one of the portions to another are caused to do so with one of a selection of different predetermined voltage levels used to control aspects of one or more functions performed by the communications headset, including enabling or disabling functions, perhaps at least partially by controlling the manner in which the provided electric power is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Paul G. Yamkovoy