Patents by Inventor Wolfgang Jaegers

Wolfgang Jaegers 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: 20240071395
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a first channel and a second channel of an audio input signal including two or more channels to obtain an encoded audio signal according to an embodiment includes a normalizer configured to determine a normalization value for the audio input signal depending on the first channel of the audio input signal and depending on the second channel of the audio input signal. Moreover, the apparatus includes an encoding unit configured to generate a processed audio signal having a first channel and a second channel. The encoding unit is configured to encode the processed audio signal to obtain the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Emmanuel RAVELLI, Markus SCHNELL, Stefan DOEHLA, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Martin DIETZ, Christian HELMRICH, Goran MARKOVIC, Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Markus MULTRUS, Stefan BAYER, Guillaume FUCHS, Juergen HERRE
  • Patent number: 11887609
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an inter-channel time difference between a first channel signal and a second channel signal, includes: 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 spectral characteristic estimator for estimating a characteristic of a spectrum of the first channel signal or the second channel signal for the time block; a smoothing filter for smoothing the cross-correlation spectrum over time using the spectral characteristic to obtain a smoothed cross-correlation spectrum; and a processor for processing the smoothed cross-correlation spectrum to obtain the inter-channel time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    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
  • Patent number: 11854560
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Bayer, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Alexandre Bouthéon, Jürgen Herre, Florin Ghido, Wolfgang Jaegers, Fabian Küch
  • Publication number: 20230410819
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters including diffuseness parameters and direction parameters includes: a parameter calculator 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 for generating a quantized and encoded representation of the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Jürgen HERRE, Fabian KÜCH, Stefan DÖHLA, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Oliver WÜBBOLT, Florin GHIDO, Stefan BAYER, Wolfgang JAEGERS
  • Patent number: 11842742
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a first channel and a second channel of an audio input signal including two or more channels to obtain an encoded audio signal according to an embodiment includes a normalizer configured to determine a normalization value for the audio input signal depending on the first channel of the audio input signal and depending on the second channel of the audio input signal. Moreover, the apparatus includes an encoding unit configured to generate a processed audio signal having a first channel and a second channel. The encoding unit is configured to encode the processed audio signal to obtain the encoded audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung V.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Markus Schnell, Stefan Doehla, Wolfgang Jaegers, Martin Dietz, Christian Helmrich, Goran Markovic, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus, Stefan Bayer, Guillaume Fuchs, Juergen Herre
  • Patent number: 11783843
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding directional audio coding parameters including diffuseness parameters and direction parameters includes: a parameter calculator 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 for generating a quantized and encoded representation of the diffuseness parameters and the direction parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20230317088
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Stefan BAYER, Markus MULTRUS, Oliver THIERGART, Alexandre BOUTHÉON, Jürgen HERRE, Florin GHIDO, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Fabian KÜCH
  • Patent number: 11729554
    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: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20220392464
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a multi-channel signal having at least two channels, has: a downmixer for calculating a downmix signal from the multi-channel signal; a parameter calculator for calculating a side gain from a first channel of the at least two channels and a second channel of the at least two channels and for calculating a residual gain from the first channel and the second channel; and an output interface for generating an output signal, the output signal having information on the downmix signal, and on the side gain and the residual gain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jan BUETHE, Guillaume FUCHS, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Franz REUTELHUBER, Juergen HERRE, Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Markus MULTRUS, Srikanth KORSE
  • Patent number: 11488609
    Abstract: An apparatus for downmixing a multi-channel signal having at least two channels, has: a downmixer for calculating a downmix signal from the multi-channel signal, wherein the downmixer is configured to calculate the downmix using an absolute phase compensation, so that a channel having a lower energy among the at least two channels is only rotated or is rotated stronger than a channel having a greater energy in calculating the downmix signal; and an output interface for generating an output signal, the output signal having information on the downmix signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Jan Buethe, Guillaume Fuchs, Wolfgang Jaegers, Franz Reutelhuber, Juergen Herre, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus, Srikanth Korse
  • Publication number: 20220310103
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an inter-channel time difference between a first channel signal and a second channel signal, includes: 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 spectral characteristic estimator for estimating a characteristic of a spectrum of the first channel signal or the second channel signal for the time block; a smoothing filter for smoothing the cross-correlation spectrum over time using the spectral characteristic to obtain a smoothed cross-correlation spectrum; and a processor for processing the smoothed cross-correlation spectrum to obtain the inter-channel time difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan BAYER, Eleni FOTOPOULOU, Markus MULTRUS, Guillaume FUCHS, Emmanuel RAVELLI, Markus SCHNELL, Stefan DOEHLA, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Martin DIETZ, Goran MARKOVIC
  • Patent number: 11450328
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding a multi-channel signal having at least two channels, has: a downmixer for calculating a downmix signal from the multi-channel signal; a parameter calculator for calculating a side gain from a first channel of the at least two channels and a second channel of the at least two channels and for calculating a residual gain from the first channel and the second channel; and an output interface for generating an output signal, the output signal having information on the downmix signal, and on the side gain and the residual gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Jan Buethe, Guillaume Fuchs, Wolfgang Jaegers, Franz Reutelhuber, Juergen Herre, Eleni Fotopoulou, Markus Multrus, Srikanth Korse
  • Publication number: 20220293114
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for synthesizing an audio signal are described. A spectral tilt is applied to the code of a codebook used for synthesizing a current frame of the audio signal. The spectral tilt is based on the spectral tilt of the current frame of the audio signal. Further, an audio decoder operating in accordance with the inventive approach is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume FUCHS, Tom BAECKSTROEM, Ralf GEIGER, Wolfgang JAEGERS, Emmanuel RAVELLI
  • Patent number: 11410664
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating an inter-channel time difference between a first channel signal and a second channel signal, includes: 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 spectral characteristic estimator for estimating a characteristic of a spectrum of the first channel signal or the second channel signal for the time block; a smoothing filter for smoothing the cross-correlation spectrum over time using the spectral characteristic to obtain a smoothed cross-correlation spectrum; and a processor for processing the smoothed cross-correlation spectrum to obtain the inter-channel time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    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: 20220208201
    Abstract: An apparatus for encoding audio information is provided. The apparatus for encoding audio information includes a selector for selecting a comfort noise generation mode from two or more comfort noise generation modes depending on a background noise characteristic of an audio input signal, and an encoding unit for encoding the audio information, wherein the audio information includes mode information indicating the selected comfort noise generation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Emmanuel Ravelli, Martin Dietz, Wolfgang Jaegers, Christian Neukam, Stefan Reuschl
  • Patent number: 11373664
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for synthesizing an audio signal are described. A spectral tilt is applied to the code of a codebook used for synthesizing a current frame of the audio signal. The spectral tilt is based on the spectral tilt of the current frame of the audio signal. Further, an audio decoder operating in accordance with the inventive approach is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Tom Baeckstroem, Ralf Geiger, Wolfgang Jaegers, Emmanuel Ravelli
  • 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: 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: 11361778
    Abstract: An audio scene encoder for encoding an audio scene, the audio scene having at least two component signals, has: a core encoder for core encoding the at least two component signals, wherein the core encoder is configured to generate a first encoded representation for a first portion of the at least two component signals, and to generate a second encoded representation for a second portion of the at least two component signals, a spatial analyzer for analyzing the audio scene to derive one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion; and an output interface for forming the encoded audio scene signal, the encoded audio scene signal having the first encoded representation, the second encoded representation, and the one or more spatial parameters or one or more spatial parameter sets for the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume Fuchs, Stefan Bayer, Markus Multrus, Oliver Thiergart, Alexandre Bouthéon, Jürgen Herre, Florin Ghido, Wolfgang Jaegers, Fabian Küch
  • 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