Patents by Inventor Ryan Mihelich

Ryan Mihelich 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).

  • Publication number: 20220182764
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fabricating loudspeaker diaphragms with embedded visual elements in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a loudspeaker diaphragm including a first transparent layer, a plurality of opaque layers, one or more inserts, where the one or more inserts are embedded in gaps in the plurality of opaque layers such that the one or more inserts are visible through the first transparent layer, and a second transparent layer, where the plurality of opaque layers is bonded between the first and second transparent layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: SYNG, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Stringer, Ryan Mihelich, Pere Aizcorbe Arrocha, Ananda Day, Nathan Hoyt, Afrooz Family, Matthias Kronlachner
  • Publication number: 20220159404
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering spatial audio in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a spatial audio system, including a primary network connected speaker, including a plurality of sets of drivers, where each set of drivers is oriented in a different direction, a processor system, memory containing an audio player application, wherein the audio player application configures the processor system to obtain an audio source stream from an audio source via the network interface, spatially encode the audio source, decode the spatially encoded audio source to obtain driver inputs for the individual drivers in the plurality of sets of drivers, where the driver inputs cause the drivers to generate directional audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: SYNG, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Stringer, Afrooz Family, Fabian Renn-Giles, David Narajowski, Joshua Phillip Song, John Moreland, Pooja Patel, Pere Aizcorbe Arrocha, Nicholas Knudson, Nathan Hoyt, Marc Carino, Mark Rakes, Ryan Mihelich, Matthew Brown, Bas Ording, Robert Tilton, Jay Sterling Coggin, Lasse Vetter, Christos Kyriakakis, Matthew Robbetts, Matthias Kronlachner
  • Patent number: 11190899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering spatial audio in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a spatial audio system, including a primary network connected speaker, including a plurality of sets of drivers, where each set of drivers is oriented in a different direction, a processor system, memory containing an audio player application, wherein the audio player application configures the processor system to obtain an audio source stream from an audio source via the network interface, spatially encode the audio source, decode the spatially encoded audio source to obtain driver inputs for the individual drivers in the plurality of sets of drivers, where the driver inputs cause the drivers to generate directional audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SYNG, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher John Stringer, Afrooz Family, Fabian Renn-Giles, David Narajowski, Joshua Phillip Song, John Moreland, Pooja Patel, Pere Aizcorbe Arrocha, Nicholas Knudson, Nathan Hoyt, Marc Carino, Mark Rakes, Ryan Mihelich
  • Publication number: 20200396560
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering spatial audio in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a spatial audio system, including a primary network connected speaker, including a plurality of sets of drivers, where each set of drivers is oriented in a different direction, a processor system, memory containing an audio player application, wherein the audio player application configures the processor system to obtain an audio source stream from an audio source via the network interface, spatially encode the audio source, decode the spatially encoded audio source to obtain driver inputs for the individual drivers in the plurality of sets of drivers, where the driver inputs cause the drivers to generate directional audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: SYNG, Inc.
    Inventors: Afrooz Family, Fabian Renn-Giles, David Narajowski, Joshua Phillip Song, Sam Rhea Sarcia, John Moreland, Pooja Patel, Pere Aizcorbe Arrocha, Matthew Brown, Bas Ording, Robert Tilton, Jay Sterling Coggin, Christopher John Stringer, Lasse Vetter, Marc Carino, Mark Rakes, Ryan Mihelich, Nick Thompson
  • Publication number: 20200367009
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering spatial audio in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a spatial audio system, including a primary network connected speaker, including a plurality of sets of drivers, where each set of drivers is oriented in a different direction, a processor system, memory containing an audio player application, wherein the audio player application configures the processor system to obtain an audio source stream from an audio source via the network interface, spatially encode the audio source, decode the spatially encoded audio source to obtain driver inputs for the individual drivers in the plurality of sets of drivers, where the driver inputs cause the drivers to generate directional audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SYNG, Inc.
    Inventors: Afrooz Family, Fabian Renn-Giles, David Narajowski, Joshua Phillip Song, Sam Rhea Sarcia, John Moreland, Pooja Patel, Pere Aizcorbe Arrocha, Matthew Brown, Bas Ording, Robert Tilton, Jay Sterling Coggin, Christopher John Stringer, Lasse Vetter, Marc Carino, Mark Rakes, Ryan Mihelich, Nick Thompson
  • Patent number: 9277341
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a signal generation module for generating a signal to test a loudspeaker. The signal generating module may be configured to receive a plurality of inputs identifying parameters relating to a test signal for the loudspeaker, generate a plurality of narrowband signals based on the plurality of inputs, sum the narrowband signals together to produce a broadband test signal, and transmit the broadband test signal to the loudspeaker to generate sound based on the broadband test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Ryan Mihelich, Brian Sterling
  • Publication number: 20140270209
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a signal generation module for generating a signal to test a loudspeaker. The signal generating module may be configured to receive a plurality of inputs identifying parameters relating to a test signal for the loudspeaker, generate a plurality of narrowband signals based on the plurality of inputs, sum the narrowband signals together to produce a broadband test signal, and transmit the broadband test signal to the loudspeaker to generate sound based on the broadband test signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ryan MIHELICH, Brian STERLING
  • Patent number: 8121336
    Abstract: A directional loudspeaker provides an enhanced listening environment by producing an indirect sound field of greater amplitude than that of the direct sound field. The directional loudspeaker includes loudspeaker elements positioned to provide a listener located below the loudspeaker elements with an impression of sound spaciousness in a vehicle environment. The loudspeaker elements may include baffles or acoustic lenses to deflect the indirect field away from the path to the listener position. The loudspeaker may also be operated with windows open by channeling the indirect sound field through an acoustic waveguide and deflector to the listener. A sound processor is also provided to accept a sound input, create an indirect and direct sound field, output the sound fields to loudspeaker elements, and also may provide electronic enhancement effects such as multi-channel sound or sound parameter adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Hutt, Ryan Mihelich, William Neal House, Mark Justin Armitage
  • Publication number: 20080247575
    Abstract: A directional loudspeaker provides an enhanced listening environment by producing an indirect sound field of greater amplitude than that of the direct sound field. The directional loudspeaker includes loudspeaker elements positioned to provide a listener located below the loudspeaker elements with an impression of sound spaciousness in a vehicle environment. The loudspeaker elements may include baffles or acoustic lenses to deflect the indirect field away from the path to the listener position. The loudspeaker may also be operated with windows open by channeling the indirect sound field through an acoustic waveguide and deflector to the listener. A sound processor is also provided to accept a sound input, create an indirect and direct sound field, output the sound fields to loudspeaker elements, and also may provide electronic enhancement effects such as multi-channel sound or sound parameter adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven W. Hutt, Ryan Mihelich, William Neal House, Mark Justin Armitage
  • Publication number: 20070223777
    Abstract: A magnet structure for use with a loudspeaker may have an interlocking mechanism. The magnet structure may include a magnet, a shell pot and a core cap. The shell pot may contain the magnet in its hollow interior. The magnet may be a single magnet or double magnets. The core cap has two surfaces. For a single magnet, one surface of the core cap may face a magnet. For double magnets, the core cap may be vertically disposed between the two magnets. The magnet, the core cap and the shell pot may interlock with one another such that a position of the magnet relative to the core cap and the shell pot may be rigidly preserved. The magnet may be configured to be, for example, overlapped, inserted, staked and/or engaged with at least one of the shell pot or the core cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan Mihelich, Jason Semmler, John Steere
  • Publication number: 20070025559
    Abstract: An audio system installed in a listening space may include a signal processor and a plurality of loudspeakers. The audio system may be tuned with an automated audio tuning system to optimize the sound output of the loudspeakers within the listening space. The automated audio tuning system may provide automated processing to determine at least one of a plurality of settings, such as channel equalization settings, delay settings, gain settings, crossover settings, bass optimization settings and group equalization settings. The settings may be generated by the automated audio tuning system based on an audio response produced by the loudspeakers in the audio system. The automated tuning system may generate simulations of the application of settings to the audio response to optimize tuning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Ryan Mihelich, Bradley Eid
  • Publication number: 20040042632
    Abstract: This invention is an electro-dynamic loudspeaker that alters, controls and/or enhances the acoustical directivity pattern of an electro-dynamic loudspeaker through amplitude shading of the thin film diaphragm of the electro-dynamic loudspeaker and/or through the variation of the physical configuration and dimensions of the loudspeaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Steven W. Hutt, Ronald E. Fenwick, Ryan Mihelich