Patents by Inventor Philippe Depallens

Philippe Depallens 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: 9949026
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of providing a performer with a desired combined mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks with minimal or no overall effect on the setup of the sound system in a venue, such as a concert venue, recording studio or other type of musical gathering in which the performer is performing. The disclosure provided herein generally includes the use of an audio signal intercepting device that is inserted within and/or coupled to a portion of a sound system at a venue to provide the performer with a desired custom monitor mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Saggio, Michael Andrew Dias, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20180091899
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of providing a performer with a desired combined mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks with minimal or no overall effect on the setup of the sound system in a venue, such as a concert venue, recording studio or other type of musical gathering in which the performer is performing. The disclosure provided herein generally includes the use of an audio signal intercepting device that is inserted within and/or coupled to a portion of a sound system at a venue to provide the performer with a desired custom monitor mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph A. SAGGIO, Michael Andrew DIAS, Philippe DEPALLENS
  • Patent number: 9819710
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method comprising receiving, at a first media output device, streaming media from a media source device, receiving, at the first media output device, a command by motion or voice to share the streaming media with a second media output device, and initiating, by the first media output device, sharing of the streaming media between the first media output device and the second media output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jeff Anderson, Philippe Depallens, Shimon Shmueli
  • Publication number: 20170164108
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of providing a performer with a desired combined mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks with minimal or no overall effect on the setup of the sound system in a venue, such as a concert venue, recording studio or other type of musical gathering in which the performer is performing. The disclosure provided herein generally includes the use of an audio signal intercepting device that is inserted within and/or coupled to a portion of a sound system at a venue to provide the performer with a desired custom monitor mix of one or more performer's voices, instruments and/or music tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph A. SAGGIO, JR., Michael Andrew DIAS, Philippe DEPALLENS
  • Patent number: 9191758
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a custom-fit in-ear-monitor (IEM) is provided that utilizes a pre-tuned, single piece driver module to simplify fabrication and reduce cost while insuring that the performance of the IEM consistently meets the acoustic goals set for the device. During fabrication the driver module, the drivers coupled to the module's driver ports, and the crossover circuit are installed in a custom-fit IEM shell such that the module's acoustic output is aligned with the output surface of the IEM shell. After installing the device components within the IEM shell, the shell is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Logitech Europe, S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Depallens, Joseph A. Saggio, Jr., Todd W. Lansinger
  • Patent number: 9042589
    Abstract: A custom-fit in-ear-monitor (IEM) is provided that utilizes a plurality of drivers and a single piece driver module that significantly simplifies fabrication while insuring that the completed IEM achieves the desired acoustic performance. The driver module, which is fit within a custom-fit ear mold shell, includes a plurality of driver ports to which the drivers are coupled. The driver module also includes an acoustic output member that includes one or more sound bores that acoustically couple the acoustic output surface of the custom-fit ear mold shell to the plurality of driver ports via a plurality of sound ducts within the driver module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Logitech Europe, S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Depallens, Joseph A. Saggio, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150117694
    Abstract: A custom-fit in-ear-monitor (IEM) is provided that utilizes a plurality of drivers and a single piece driver module that significantly simplifies fabrication while insuring that the completed IEM achieves the desired acoustic performance. The driver module, which is fit within a custom-fit ear mold shell, includes a plurality of driver ports to which the drivers are coupled. The driver module also includes an acoustic output member that includes one or more sound bores that acoustically couple the acoustic output surface of the custom-fit ear mold shell to the plurality of driver ports via a plurality of sound ducts within the driver module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Depallens, Joseph A. Saggio, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150113795
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a custom-fit in-ear-monitor (IEM) is provided that utilizes a pre-tuned, single piece driver module to simplify fabrication and reduce cost while insuring that the performance of the IEM consistently meets the acoustic goals set for the device. During fabrication the driver module, the drivers coupled to the module's driver ports, and the crossover circuit are installed in a custom-fit IEM shell such that the module's acoustic output is aligned with the output surface of the IEM shell. After installing the device components within the IEM shell, the shell is sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Depallens, Joseph A. Saggio, JR., Todd W. Lansinger
  • Publication number: 20130229571
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method of manufacture for providing image capturing modules which can be embedded into thin displays (e.g., in laptop computers) while providing for improved image quality. In accordance with several embodiments, a webcam module embedded in a display has multiple positions. A first position (or a “rest” or “park” position) is the position of the webcam module when it is not in use. In this first position of the webcam module, it is in its most compact configuration, and lends itself to integration into a very thin display. In other positions, the webcam module has a more expanded configuration, thus leading to better image quality. Such an expanded configuration leads, amongst other things, to a larger depth of focus. In one embodiment, a stepped PCB is used to provide good image quality while maintaining a compact form factor as well as structural rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Martinez, Ali Moayer, Kenneth Ling, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20130117693
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a method comprising receiving, at a first media output device, streaming media from a media source device, receiving, at the first media output device, a command by motion or voice to share the streaming media with a second media output device, and initiating, by the first media output device, sharing of the streaming media between the first media output device and the second media output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Jeff Anderson, Philippe Depallens, Shimon Shmueli
  • Patent number: 8432485
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method of manufacture for providing image capturing modules which can be embedded into thin displays (e.g., in laptop computers) while providing for improved image quality. In accordance with several embodiments, a webcam module embedded in a display has multiple positions. A first position (or a “rest” or “park” position) is the position of the webcam module when it is not in use. In this first position of the webcam module, it is in its most compact configuration, and lends itself to integration into a very thin display. In other positions, the webcam module has a more expanded configuration, thus leading to better image quality. Such an expanded configuration leads, amongst other things, to a larger depth of focus. In one embodiment, a stepped PCB is used to provide good image quality while maintaining a compact form factor as well as structural rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Mark Martinez, Ali Moayer, Kenneth Ling, Philippe Depallens
  • Patent number: 7957406
    Abstract: A characterization method for a network address translation (NAT) device by an internal computer behind the NAT device includes creating a plurality of sockets; binding the plurality of sockets, respectively, to a plurality of ports; transmitting a plurality of STUN requests in user datagram protocol (UDP) packets to a plurality of STUN servers, wherein each STUN request is associated with one of the sockets; determining that the NAT device does not support UDP packets if responses are not received from the STUN servers; and determining a set of NAT characteristics of the NAT device if a response is received from each of the STUN servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Aaron Standridge, Ken Erbes, Remy Zimmerman, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20100220721
    Abstract: A characterization method for a network address translation (NAT) device by an internal computer behind the NAT device includes creating a plurality of sockets; binding the plurality of sockets, respectively, to a plurality of ports; transmitting a plurality of STUN requests in user datagram protocol (UDP) packets to a plurality of STUN servers, wherein each STUN request is associated with one of the sockets; determining that the NAT device does support UDP packets if responses are not received from the STUN servers; and determining a set of NAT characteristics of the NAT device if a response is received from each of the STUN servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Aaron Standridge, Ken Erbes, Remy Zimmerman, Philippe Depallens
  • Patent number: 7738468
    Abstract: A characterization method for a network address translation (NAT) device by an internal computer behind the NAT device includes creating a plurality of sockets; binding the plurality of sockets, respectively, to a plurality of ports; transmitting a plurality of STUN requests in user datagram protocol (UDP) packets to a plurality of STUN servers, wherein each STUN request is associated with one of the sockets; determining that the NAT device does not support UDP packets if responses are not received from the STUN servers; and determining a set of NAT characteristics of the NAT device if a response is received from each of the STUN servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Aaron Standridge, Ken Erbes, Remy Zimmerman, Philippe Depallens
  • Patent number: 7397932
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying, or morphing, a video image. A video feed is received which include an image of a person's face. A number of facial features are detected from the video feed. One or more of those facial features are selected and modified, with the modification being applied to the video feed to produce a morphed image. For example, the morphing can produce fun effects such as oversized or too small eyes, lips, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paul McAlpine, Todd Hernandez, John Bateman, Remy Zimmermann, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20080013262
    Abstract: A computer monitor including a frame member having an opening formed therein; a module that is configured to be placed in the opening and removed from the opening; a first electrical connector disposed on the frame member; and a second electrical connector disposed on the module, wherein the first and second electrical connectors are configured to transfer electrical signals therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: James Stanford, Tony Poon, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20070174775
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying, or morphing, a video image. A video feed is received which include an image of a person's face. A number of facial features are detected from the video feed. One or more of those facial features are selected and modified, with the modification being applied to the video feed to produce a morphed image. For example, the morphing can produce fun effects such as oversized or too small eyes, lips, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paul McAlpine, Todd Hernandez, John Bateman, Remy Zimmermann, Philippe Depallens
  • Patent number: 7209577
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying, or morphing, a video image. A video feed is received which include an image of a person's face. A number of facial features are detected from the video feed. One or more of those facial features are selected and modified, with the modification being applied to the video feed to produce a morphed image. For example, the morphing can produce fun effects such as oversized or too small eyes, lips, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paul McAlpine, Todd Hernandez, John Bateman, Remy Zimmermann, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20070014485
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying, or morphing, a video image. A video feed is received which include an image of a person's face. A number of facial features are detected from the video feed. One or more of those facial features are selected and modified, with the modification being applied to the video feed to produce a morphed image. For example, the morphing can produce fun effects such as oversized or too small eyes, lips, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paul McAlpine, Todd Hernandez, John Bateman, Remy Zimmermann, Philippe Depallens
  • Publication number: 20060215652
    Abstract: A characterization method for a network address translation (NAT) device by an internal computer behind the NAT device includes creating a plurality of sockets; binding the plurality of sockets, respectively, to a plurality of ports; transmitting a plurality of STUN requests in user datagram protocol (UDP) packets to a plurality of STUN servers, wherein each STUN request is associated with one of the sockets; determining that the NAT device does support UDP packets if responses are not received from the STUN servers; and determining a set of NAT characteristics of the NAT device if a response is received from each of the STUN servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Aaron Strandridge, Ken Erbes, Remy Zimmerman, Philippe Depallens