Patents by Inventor Stefan DOEHLA

Stefan DOEHLA 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: 11368790
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11367454
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters having diffuseness parameters and direction parameters, has: a parameter quantizer for quantizing the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters; a parameter encoder for encoding quantized diffuseness parameters and quantized direction parameters; and an output interface for generating an encoded parameter representation having information on encoded diffuseness parameters and encoded direction parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Jürgen Herre, Fabian Küch, Stefan Döhla, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Oliver Wübbolt, Florin Ghido, Stefan Bayer, Wolfgang Jaegers
  • Patent number: 11343634
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rendering an audio signal for a playback to a user is disclosed. In one example, the apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of a head of the user using an optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of the optical sensor using an orientation sensor which is arranged in a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to consider the information about the orientation of the optical sensor when determining the information about the orientation of the head. The apparatus is configured to perform a spatial rendering of an audio signal in dependence on the information about the orientation of the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Dominik Häussler, Frederick Melville, Dennis Rosenberger, Stefan Döhla
  • Publication number: 20220150633
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220150635
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a description of a combined audio scene, includes: an input interface for receiving a first description of a first scene in a first format and a second description of a second scene in a second format, wherein the second format is different from the first format; a format converter for converting the first description into a common format and for converting the second description into the common format, when the second format is different from the common format; and a format combiner for combining the first description in the common format and the second description in the common format to obtain the combined audio scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220130404
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters comprising diffuseness parameters and direction parameters having a parameter calculator (100) for calculating the diffuseness parameters with a first time or frequency resolution and for calculating the direction parameters with a second time or frequency resolution; and a quantizer and encoder processor (200) for generating a quantized and encoded representation of the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Publication number: 20220108705
    Abstract: What is described is a method for loss concealment of spatial audio parameters, the spatial audio parameters having at least a direction of arrival information; the method having the following steps: receiving a first set of spatial audio parameters having at least a first direction of arrival information; receiving a second set of spatial audio parameters, having at least a second direction of arrival information; and replacing the second direction of arrival information of a second set by a replacement direction of arrival information derived from the first direction of arrival information, if at least the second direction of arrival information or a portion of the second direction of arrival information is lost or damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Markus MULTRUS, Stefan DÖHLA, Andrea EICHENSEER
  • Publication number: 20220101868
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding audio input data has: a preprocessor for preprocessing the audio input data to obtain audio data to be coded; a coder processor for coding the audio data to be coded; and a controller for controlling the coder processor so that, depending on a first signal characteristic of a first frame of the audio data to be coded, a number of audio data items of the audio data to be coded by the coder processor for the first frame is reduced compared to a second signal characteristic of a second frame, and a first number of information units used for coding the reduced number of audio data items for the first frame is stronger enhanced compared to a second number of information units for the second frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jan BÜTHE, Markus SCHNELL, Stefan DÖHLA, Bernhard GRILL, Martin DIETZ
  • Publication number: 20220101866
    Abstract: An audio encoder for encoding audio input data has: a preprocessor for preprocessing the audio input data to obtain audio data to be coded; a coder processor for coding the audio data to be coded; and a controller for controlling the coder processor so that, depending on a first signal characteristic of a first frame of the audio data to be coded, a number of audio data items of the audio data to be coded by the coder processor for the first frame is reduced compared to a second signal characteristic of a second frame, and a first number of information units used for coding the reduced number of audio data items for the first frame is stronger enhanced compared to a second number of information units for the second frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jan BÜTHE, Markus SCHNELL, Stefan DÖHLA, Bernhard GRILL, Martin DIETZ
  • Patent number: 11290509
    Abstract: A network device for managing a call between user terminals checks whether a first user terminal supports usage of a first audio coding mode for the call, and a second user terminal intends to use a second audio coding mode for the call, and, if the first user terminal supports the usage of the first audio coding mode, and the second user terminal intends to use the second audio coding mode, repacks first data of the call sent from the first user terminal to the second user terminal and packetized into first packets referring to the second audio coding mode, into second packets referring to the first audio coding mode; and repacks second data of the call sent from the second user terminal to the first user terminal and packetized into third packets referring to the second audio coding mode, into fourth packets referring to the first audio coding mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Manfred Lutzky, Stefan Döhla, Martin Dietz
  • Publication number: 20210343300
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a spatial audio representation representing an audio scene to obtain an encoded audio signal includes: a transport representation generator for generating a transport representation from the spatial audio representation, and for generating transport metadata related to the generation of the transport representation or indicating one or more directional properties of the transport representation; and an output interface for generating the encoded audio signal, the encoded audio signal including information on the transport representation, and information on the transport metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Fabian KÜCH, Oliver THIERGART, Guillaume FUCHS, Stefan DÖHLA, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Jürgen HERRE, Stefan BAYER
  • Publication number: 20210289312
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a sound field description from an input signal having one or more channels including: an input signal analyzer for obtaining diffuseness data from the input signal; a sound component generator for generating, from the input signal, one or more sound field components of a first group of sound field components having for each sound field component a direct component and a diffuse component, and for generating, from the input signal, a second group of sound field components having only a direct component, the sound component generator being configured to perform an energy compensation when generating the first group of sound field components, the energy compensation depending on the diffuseness data and a number of sound field components in the second group, a number of diffuse components in the first group, or a maximum order of sound field components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Oliver THIERGART, Srikanth KORSE, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Andrea EICHENSEER, Stefan BAYER
  • Publication number: 20210289313
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a sound field description from an input signal having at least two channels has: an input signal analyzer for obtaining direction data and diffuseness data from the input signal; an estimator for estimating a first energy- or amplitude-related measure for an omnidirectional component derived from the input signal and for estimating a second energy- or amplitude-related measure for a directional component derived from the input signal, and a sound component generator for generating sound field components of the sound field, wherein the sound component generator is configured to perform an energy compensation of the directional component using the first energy- or amplitude-related measure, the second energy- or amplitude-related measure, the direction data and the diffuseness data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Oliver THIERGART, Srikanth KORSE, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Andrea EICHENSEER, Stefan BAYER
  • Publication number: 20210289314
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a sound field description using an input signal having a mono-signal or a multi-channel signal comprises: an input signal analyzer for analyzing the input signal to derive direction data and diffuseness data; a low-order components generator for generating a low-order sound field description from the input signal up to a predetermined order and mode; a mid-order components generator for generating a mid-order sound field description above the predetermined order or at the predetermined order and above the predetermined mode and below or at a first truncation order using a synthesis of at least one direct portion and of at least one diffuse portion using the direction data and the diffuseness data; and a high-order components generator for generating a high-order sound field description having a component above the first truncation order using a synthesis of at least one direct portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Oliver THIERGART, Srikanth KORSE, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Fabian KÜCH, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Andrea EICHENSEER, Stefan BAYER
  • Publication number: 20210233553
    Abstract: A time scaler for providing a time scaled version of an input audio signal is configured to compute or estimate a quality of a time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by a time scaling of the input audio signal. The time scaler is configured to perform the time scaling of the input audio signal in dependence on the computation or estimation of the quality of the time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by the time scaling. An audio decoder has such a time scaler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan REUSCHL, Stefan DOEHLA, Jérémie LECOMTE, Manuel JANDER, Nikolaus FAERBER
  • Patent number: 10984817
    Abstract: A time scaler for providing a time scaled version of an input audio signal is configured to compute or estimate a quality of a time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by a time scaling of the input audio signal. The time scaler is configured to perform the time scaling of the input audio signal in dependence on the computation or estimation of the quality of the time scaled version of the input audio signal obtainable by the time scaling. An audio decoder has such a time scaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Reuschl, Stefan Doehla, Jérémie Lecomte, Manuel Jander, Nikolaus Faerber
  • Publication number: 20210044913
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for rendering an audio signal for a playback to a user is disclosed. In one example, the apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of a head of the user using an optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to determine information about an orientation of the optical sensor using an orientation sensor which is arranged in a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the optical sensor. The apparatus is configured to consider the information about the orientation of the optical sensor when determining the information about the orientation of the head. The apparatus is configured to perform a spatial rendering of an audio signal in dependence on the information about the orientation of the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Dominik HÄUSSLER, Frederick MELVILLE, Dennis ROSENBERGER, Stefan DÖHLA
  • Publication number: 20210012784
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an inter-channel time difference between a first channel signal and a second channel signal, includes a signal analyzer for estimating a signal characteristic of the first channel signal or the second channel signal or both signals or a signal derived from the first channel signal or the second channel signal; a calculator for calculating a cross-correlation spectrum for a time block from the first channel signal in the time block and the second channel signal in the time block; a weighter for weighting a smoothed or non-smoothed cross-correlation spectrum to obtain a weighted cross correlation spectrum using a first weighting procedure or using a second weighting procedure depending on a signal characteristic estimated by the signal analyzer, wherein the first weighting procedure is different from the second weighting procedure; and a processor for processing the weighted cross-correlation spectrum to obtain the inter-channel time difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Jan BÜTHE, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Pallavi MABEN, Martin DIETZ, Franz REUTELHUBER, Stefan DÖHLA, Srikanth KORSE
  • Patent number: 10861468
    Abstract: The apparatus for encoding a multi-channel signal having at least two channels, includes: a parameter determiner for determining a broadband alignment parameter and a plurality of narrowband alignment parameters from the multichannel signal; a signal aligner for aligning the at least two channels using the broadband alignment parameter and the plurality of narrowband alignment parameters to obtain aligned channels; a signal processor for calculating a mid-signal and a side signal using the aligned channels; a signal encoder for encoding the mid-signal to obtain an encoded mid-signal and for encoding the side signal to obtain an encoded side signal; and an output interface for generating an encoded multi-channel signal including the encoded mid-signal, the encoded side signal, information on the broadband alignment parameter and information on the plurality of narrowband alignment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Bayer, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus, Guillaume Fuchs, Emmanuel Ravelli, Markus Schnell, Stefan Doehla, Wolfgang Jaegers, Martin Dietz, Goran Markovic
  • Publication number: 20200381001
    Abstract: Audio decoder device for decoding a bitstream, the audio decoder device including: a predictive decoder for producing a decoded audio frame from the bitstream, wherein the predictive decoder includes a parameter decoder for producing one or more audio parameters for the decoded audio frame from the bitstream and wherein the predictive decoder includes a synthesis filter device for producing the decoded audio frame by synthesizing the one or more audio parameters for the decoded audio frame; a memory device including one or more memories, wherein each of the memories is configured to store a memory state for the decoded audio frame, wherein the memory state for the decoded audio frame of the one or more memories is used by the synthesis filter device for synthesizing the one or more audio parameters for the decoded audio frame; and a memory state resampling device configured to determine the memory state for synthesizing the one or more audio parameters for the decoded audio frame, which has a sampling rate, f
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan DOEHLA, Guillaume FUCHS, Bernhard GRILL, Markus MULTRUS, Grzegorz PIETRZYK, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Markus SCHNELL