Patents by Inventor Sascha Disch

Sascha Disch 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: 20210295854
    Abstract: An apparatus for decomposing an audio signal into a background component signal and a foreground component signal, has: a block generator for generating a time sequence of blocks of audio signal values; an audio signal analyzer for determining a characteristic of a current block of the audio signal and for determining a variability of the characteristic within a group of blocks having at least two blocks of the sequence of blocks; and a separator for separating the current block into a background portion and a foreground portion wherein the separator is configured to determine a separation threshold based on the variability and to separate the current block into the background component signal and the foreground component signal, when the characteristic of the current block is in a predetermined relation to the separation threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander ADAMI, Jürgen HERRE, Sascha DISCH, Florin GHIDO
  • Publication number: 20210295853
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal, includes: a spectral domain audio decoder for generating a first decoded representation of a first set of first spectral portions being spectral prediction residual values; a frequency regenerator for generating a reconstructed second spectral portion using a first spectral portion of the first set of first spectral portions, wherein the reconstructed second spectral portion additionally includes spectral prediction residual values; and an inverse prediction filter for performing an inverse prediction over frequency using the spectral residual values for the first set of first spectral portions and the reconstructed second spectral portion using prediction filter information included in the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Frederik NAGEL, Ralf GEIGER, Balaji Nagendran THOSHKAHNA, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Stefan BAYER, Christian NEUKAM, Bernd EDLER, Christian HELMRICH
  • Patent number: 11127411
    Abstract: An audio decoder for providing a decoded audio information on the basis of an encoded audio information is disclosed. The audio decoder includes a linear-prediction-domain decoder configured to provide a first decoded audio information on the basis of an audio frame encoded in a linear prediction domain, a frequency domain decoder configured to provide a second decoded audio information on the basis of an audio frame encoded in a frequency domain, and a transition processor. The transition processor is configured to obtain a zero-input-response of a linear predictive filtering, wherein an initial state of the linear predictive filtering is defined depending on the first decoded audio information and the second decoded audio information, and modify the second decoded audio information depending on the zero-input-response, to obtain a smooth transition between the first and the modified second decoded audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Guillaume Fuchs, Sascha Disch, Markus Multrus, Grzegorz Pietrzyk, Benjamin Schubert
  • Publication number: 20210287687
    Abstract: An audio processor for generating a frequency enhanced audio signal from a source audio signal has: an envelope determiner for determining a temporal envelope of at least a portion of the source audio signal; an analyzer for analyzing the temporal envelope to determine temporal values of certain features of the temporal envelope; a signal synthesizer for generating a synthesis signal, the generating having placing pulses in relation to the determined temporal values, wherein the pulses are weighted using weights derived from amplitudes of the temporal envelope related to the temporal values, where the pulses are placed; and a combiner for combining at least a band of the synthesis signal that is not included in the source audio signal and the source audio signal to obtain the frequency enhanced audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Michael STURM
  • Publication number: 20210287689
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding an audio signal has: a first encoding processor for encoding a first audio signal portion in a frequency domain, having: a time frequency converter for converting the first audio signal portion into a frequency domain representation; an analyzer for analyzing the frequency domain representation to determine first spectral portions to be encoded with a first spectral resolution and second regions to be encoded with a second resolution; and a spectral encoder for encoding the first spectral portions with the first spectral resolution and encoding the second portions with the second resolution; a second encoding processor for encoding a second different audio signal portion in the time domain; a controller for analyzing and determining, which portion of the audio signal is the first audio signal portion encoded in the frequency domain and which portion is the second audio signal portion encoded in the time domain; and an encoded signal former for forming an encoded audio signal havi
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sascha DISCH, Martin DIETZ, Markus MULTRUS, Guillaume FUCHS, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Matthias NEUSINGER, Markus SCHNELL, Benjamin SCHUBERT, Bernhard GRILL
  • 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: 11107483
    Abstract: A schematic block diagram of an audio encoder for encoding a multichannel audio signal is shown. The audio encoder includes a linear prediction domain encoder, a frequency domain encoder, and a controller for switching between the linear prediction domain encoder and the frequency domain encoder. The controller is configured such that a portion of the multichannel signal is represented either by an encoded frame of the linear prediction domain encoder or by an encoded frame of the frequency domain encoder. The linear prediction domain encoder includes a downmixer for downmixing the multichannel signal to obtain a downmixed signal. The linear prediction domain encoder further includes a linear prediction domain core encoder for encoding the downmix signal and furthermore, the linear prediction domain encoder includes a first joint multichannel encoder for generating first multichannel information from the multichannel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Christian Neukam, Konstantin Schmidt, Conrad Benndorf, Andreas Niedermeier, Benjamin Schubert, Ralf Geiger
  • Patent number: 11100939
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an encoded audio signal, which includes a sequence of access units, each access unit including a core signal with a first spectral width and parameters describing a spectrum above the first spectral width, has a demultiplexer generating, from an access unit of the encoded audio signal, the core signal and a set of the parameters, an upsampler upsampling the core signal of the access unit and outputting a first upsampled spectrum and a timely consecutive second upsampled spectrum, the first upsampled spectrum and the second upsampled spectrum, both, having a same content as the core signal and having a second spectral width being greater than the first spectral width of the core spectrum, a parameter converter converting parameters of the set of parameters of the access unit to obtain converted parameters, and a spectral gap filling processor processing the first upsampled spectrum and the second upsampled spectrum using the converted parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Niedermeier, Sascha Disch
  • Patent number: 11094331
    Abstract: An audio post-processor for post-processing an audio signal having a time-variable high frequency gain information as side information includes: a band extractor for extracting a high frequency band of the audio signal and a low frequency band of the audio signal; a high band processor for performing a time-variable modification of the high frequency band in accordance with the time-variable high frequency gain information to obtain a processed high frequency band; and a combiner for combining the processed high frequency band and the low frequency band. Furthermore, a pre-processor is illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Florin Ghido, Sascha Disch, Jürgen Herre, Alexander Adami, Franz Reutelhuber
  • Publication number: 20210233544
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an audio processor for processing an audio signal to obtain a subband representation of the audio signal. The audio processor is configured to perform a cascaded lapped critically sampled transform on at least two partially overlapping blocks of samples of the audio signal, to obtain a set of subband samples on the basis of a first block of samples of the audio signal, and to obtain a corresponding set of subband samples on the basis of a second block of samples of the audio signal. Further, the audio processor is configured to perform a weighted combination of two corresponding sets of subband samples, one obtained on the basis of the first block of samples of the audio signal and one obtained on the basis on the second block of samples of the audio signal, to obtain an aliasing reduced subband representation of the audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Nils WERNER, Bernd EDLER, Sascha DISCH
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210217426
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded signal includes: an audio decoder for decoding an encoded representation of a first set of first spectral portions to obtain a decoded first set of first spectral portions; a parametric decoder for decoding an encoded parametric representation of a second set of second spectral portions to obtain a decoded representation of the parametric representation, wherein the parametric information includes, for each target frequency tile, a source region identification as a matching information; and a frequency regenerator for regenerating a target frequency tile using a source region from the first set of first spectral portions identified by the matching information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Christian NEUKAM, Sascha DISCH, Frederik NAGEL, Andreas NIEDERMEIER, Konstantin SCHMIDT, Balaji Nagendran THOSHKAHNA
  • Patent number: 11049506
    Abstract: An apparatus for decoding an encoded audio signal, includes: a spectral domain audio decoder for generating a first decoded representation of a first set of first spectral portions being spectral prediction residual values; a frequency regenerator for generating a reconstructed second spectral portion using a first spectral portion of the first set of first spectral portions, wherein the reconstructed second spectral portion additionally includes spectral prediction residual values; and an inverse prediction filter for performing an inverse prediction over frequency using the spectral residual values for the first set of first spectral portions and the reconstructed second spectral portion using prediction filter information included in the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Frederik Nagel, Ralf Geiger, Balaji Nagendran Thoshkahna, Konstantin Schmidt, Stefan Bayer, Christian Neukam, Bernd Edler, Christian Helmrich
  • Patent number: 11049508
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding an audio signal has: a first encoding processor for encoding a first audio signal portion in a frequency domain, having: a time frequency converter for converting the first audio signal portion into a frequency domain representation; an analyzer for analyzing the frequency domain representation to determine first spectral portions to be encoded with a first spectral resolution and second regions to be encoded with a second resolution; and a spectral encoder for encoding the first spectral portions with the first spectral resolution and encoding the second portions with the second resolution; a second encoding processor for encoding a second different audio signal portion in the time domain; a controller for analyzing and determining, which portion of the audio signal is the first audio signal portion encoded in the frequency domain and which portion is the second audio signal portion encoded in the time domain; and an encoded signal former for forming an encoded audio signal havi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Martin Dietz, Markus Multrus, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Matthias Neusinger, Markus Schnell, Benjamin Schubert, Bernhard Grill
  • Patent number: 11037580
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal having associated therewith a pitch lag information and a gain information, includes a domain converter for converting a first domain representation of the audio signal into a second domain representation of the audio signal; and a harmonic post-filter for filtering the second domain representation of the audio signal, wherein the post-filter is based on a transfer function including a numerator and a denominator, wherein the numerator includes a gain value indicated by the gain information, and wherein the denominator includes an integer part of a pitch lag indicated by the pitch lag information and a multi-tap filter depending on a fractional part of the pitch lag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Christian Helmrich, Goran Markovic, Matthias Neusinger, Sascha Disch, Manuel Jander, Martin Dietz
  • Patent number: 11031022
    Abstract: Noise filling of a spectrum of an audio signal is improved in quality with respect to the noise filled spectrum so that the reproduction of the noise filled audio signal is less annoying, by performing the noise filling in a manner dependent on a tonality of the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sascha Disch, Marc Gayer, Christian Helmrich, Goran Markovic, Maria Luis Valero
  • Publication number: 20210151063
    Abstract: An audio encoder for providing an output signal using an input audio signal includes a patch generator, a comparator and an output interface. The patch generator generates at least one bandwidth extension high-frequency signal, wherein a bandwidth extension high-frequency signal includes a high-frequency band. The high-frequency band of the bandwidth extension high-frequency signal is based on a low frequency band of the input audio signal. A comparator calculates a plurality of comparison parameters. A comparison parameter is calculated based on a comparison of the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal. Each comparison parameter of the plurality of comparison parameters is calculated based on a different offset frequency between the input audio signal and a generated bandwidth extension high-frequency signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Frederik NAGEL, Sascha DISCH, Guillaume FUCHS, Juergen HERRE, Christian GRIEBEL
  • 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: 20210134303
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a representation of a bandwidth-extended signal on the basis of an input signal representation includes a phase vocoder configured to obtain values of a spectral domain representation of a first patch of the bandwidth-extended signal on the basis of the input signal representation. The apparatus also includes a value copier configured to copy a set of values of the spectral domain representation of the first patch, which values are provided by the phase vocoder, to obtain a set of values of a spectral domain representation of a second patch, wherein the second patch is associated with higher frequencies than the first patch. The apparatus is configured to obtain the representation of the bandwidth-extended signal using the values of the spectral domain representation of the first patch and the values of the spectral domain representation of the second patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Frederik NAGEL, Max NEUENDORF, Nikolaus RETTELBACH, Jérémie LECOMTE, Markus MULTRUS, Bernhard GRILL, Sascha DISCH
  • Publication number: 20210125624
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal having associated therewith a pitch lag information and a gain information, includes a domain converter for converting a first domain representation of the audio signal into a second domain representation of the audio signal; and a harmonic post-filter for filtering the second domain representation of the audio signal, wherein the post-filter is based on a transfer function including a numerator and a denominator, wherein the numerator includes a gain value indicated by the gain information, and wherein the denominator includes an integer part of a pitch lag indicated by the pitch lag information and a multi-tap filter depending on a fractional part of the pitch lag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Emmanuel RAVELLI, Christian HELMRICH, Goran MARKOVIC, Matthias NEUSINGER, Sascha DISCH, Manuel JANDER, Martin DIETZ