Patents by Inventor Philip Scott Lyren

Philip Scott Lyren 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: 12003952
    Abstract: A method improves performance of a computer that provides binaural sound to a listener. A memory stores coordinate locations that follow a path of how the head of the listener moves. This path is retrieved in anticipation of subsequent head movements of the listener to improve computer performance of executing binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Publication number: 20240171930
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus improve a user experience during telephone calls or other forms of communication in which a listener localizes electronically generated binaural sounds. The sound is convolved or processed to a location that is behind or near a source of the sound so that the listener perceives the location of the sound as originating from the source of the sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240155302
    Abstract: A smartphone displays an emoji that when activated plays sound that externally localizes in binaural sound to the listener. The emoji includes an indication that shows a location where the sound will externally localize as the binaural sound away from a head of the listener when the listener activates the emoji.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott LYREN
  • Publication number: 20240147182
    Abstract: A method processes binaural sound to externally localize to a first user at a first location. This location is shared such that an electronic device processes the binaural sound to externally localize to a second user at a second location. The first and second locations occur at a same or similar location such that the first and second users hear the binaural sound as originating from the same or similar location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240146847
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus assist listeners in distinguishing between electronically generated binaural sound and physical environment sound while the listener wears a wearable electronic device that provides the binaural sound to the listener. The wearable electronic device generates a visual alert or audio alert when the electronically generated binaural sound occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 11943607
    Abstract: A method or apparatus switches between binaural sound and stereo sound in response to head movements of a listener. An electronic device provides the listener with binaural sound at a sound localization point (SLP) in a field-of-view of the listener. Binaural sound at the SLP switches to one of mono or stereo sound when head movements of the listener cause the SLP to move outside the field-of-view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240089681
    Abstract: A method captures audio impulse responses of a person wearing electronic microphones in a left ear and a right ear. A smartphone generates a sound while it is away from but proximate to the person. The microphones capture the audio impulse responses that are used to convolve sound so it localizes away from but proximate to the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Publication number: 20240080413
    Abstract: An electronic device displays an image during a communication between two people. The image represents one of the people to the communication. The electronic device determines a location where to place the image and displays the image such that the image appears to exist at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott LYREN
  • Publication number: 20240077283
    Abstract: A firearm system includes a firearm and a computer. Electronics in the firearm determine data that includes a pathway between different points of aim of the firearm as the firearm moves. The computer receives this data and builds an image of the pathway between the different points of aim of the firearm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240048927
    Abstract: During an electronic call between two individuals, a sound localization point simulates a location in empty space from where an origin of a voice of one individual occurs for the other individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240048928
    Abstract: A method expedites playing sound of a talking emoji from a first person with a first portable electronic device (PED) to a second person with a second PED. The second PED receives the talking emoji in mono sound and convolves the mono sound into binaural sound before receiving a request to play the sound to the second user. The second PED then plays the sound of the talking emoji in binaural sound after receiving the request from the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240037256
    Abstract: An electronic device receives, from a user, a restriction that restricts how sound of a digital asset plays to non-owners of the digital asset that is tokenized as a non-fungible token (NFT). One or more electronic devices tokenize the digital asset as the NFT on a blockchain that stores the restriction how the sound of the digital asset plays to the non-owners of the NFT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 11889289
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device (WED) worn on a head of a user displays a virtual image that has sound. One or more processors process the sound for the virtual image into binaural sound for the user. The binaural sound has a sound localization point (SLP) with a coordinate location that occurs behind the virtual image while the image is located a near-field distance from the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20240031474
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device (WED) worn on a head of a first user captures video of an environment. The WED displays, before the first user answers a telephone call from a second user, the video of the environment that includes a virtual image of the second user in the environment where a voice of the second user will externally localize as binaural sound when the first user answers the telephone call.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 11871210
    Abstract: A method processes binaural sound to externally localize to a first user at a first location. This location is shared such that an electronic device processes the binaural sound to externally localize to a second user at a second location. The first and second locations occur at a same or similar location such that the first and second users hear the binaural sound as originating from the same or similar location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 11856148
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus assist listeners in distinguishing between electronically generated binaural sound and physical environment sound while the listener wears a wearable electronic device that provides the binaural sound to the listener. The wearable electronic device generates a visual alert or audio alert when the electronically generated binaural sound occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Glen A. Norris, Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20230413008
    Abstract: A method or apparatus provides binaural sound that originates to a person at a location inside a field of view (FOV) provided to the person by an electronic device. The electronic device determines when the location of the binaural sound moves outside the FOV and assists the person in determining the location of the binaural sound. A display of the electronic device displays a visual indication that shows a direction to the location of the binaural sound outside the FOV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20230396946
    Abstract: A method expedites processing and playing of binaural sound during an electronic communication between a first user and a second user. An electronic device of the first user convolves sound into binaural sound for the second user before the binaural sound transmits to the electronic device of the second user. In this way, the binaural sound is already convolved and ready to play upon receipt at the electronic device of the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Publication number: 20230396945
    Abstract: A method provides binaural sound to a person through electronic earphones. The binaural sound localizes to a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space that is away from but proximate to the person. When an event occurs, the binaural sound switches or changes to stereo sound, to mono sound, or to altered binaural sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 11832076
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display and one or more processors. The display displays, when a person is at a location, a virtual image at a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space. The one or more processors process sound with a room impulse response (RIR) for the location in order to generate binaural sound that externally localizes at the SLP in empty space in response to the person being at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris