Patents by Inventor Yen-Son Paul Huang

Yen-Son Paul Huang 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: 10349172
    Abstract: A microphone apparatus is provided. The microphone apparatus includes a microphone cover; a circuit board, an integrated circuit, a first microphone, and a second microphone. The integrated circuit is coupled to the microphone cover and the circuit board to form a first chamber and a second chamber. The first microphone is placed inside the first chamber and configured to capture a first acoustic signal from a sound source. The second microphone is placed inside the second chamber and configured to capture a second acoustic signal from the sound source. The first microphone and the second microphone have the same sensitivity, phase, and omni-directivity. The integrated circuit performs a time-delay process on the second acoustic signal and subtracts the time-delayed second acoustic signal from the first acoustic signal to generate a differential signal. The integrated circuit forms a polar pattern of the microphone apparatus according to the differential signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Tsung-Lung Yang
  • Patent number: 10104472
    Abstract: An acoustic capture device includes an acoustic transducer, an acoustic detector, an analog-to-digital converter, and a processing element. The acoustic transducer captures an acoustic wave to generate an analog signal. The acoustic detector detects, according to the analog signal, a specific event to generate a trigger signal. The analog-to-digital converter converts the analog signal to generate a digital signal. The processing element receives the trigger signal to execute a control process. The control process includes: analyzing the digital signal to determine ambient information; determining a first set of parameters of the acoustic detector according to the ambient information; performing a control information protocol to adjust the acoustic detector according to the first set of parameters; and performing, according to the ambient information, an enhancement processing on the digital signal to generate an enhanced digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Qiang Wei, Lung-Chu Joseph Chen, Powen Ru, Qing-Guang Liu, Yen-Son Paul Huang
  • Publication number: 20170272858
    Abstract: An acoustic capture device includes an acoustic transducer, an acoustic detector, an analog-to-digital converter, and a processing element. The acoustic transducer captures an acoustic wave to generate an analog signal. The acoustic detector detects, according to the analog signal, a specific event to generate a trigger signal. The analog-to-digital converter converts the analog signal to generate a digital signal. The processing element receives the trigger signal to execute a control process. The control process includes: analyzing the digital signal to determine ambient information; determining a first set of parameters of the acoustic detector according to the ambient information; performing a control information protocol to adjust the acoustic detector according to the first set of parameters; and performing, according to the ambient information, an enhancement processing on the digital signal to generate an enhanced digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Qiang WEI, Lung-Chu Joseph CHEN, Powen RU, Qing-Guang LIU, Yen-Son Paul HUANG
  • Patent number: 9613626
    Abstract: An audio device and a method thereof are provided. The method is adopted by an audio device to detect a voice, wherein the audio device is coupled to a host device. The method includes an acoustic conversion circuit converting an acoustic wave into an analog audio signal; an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converting the analog audio signal into digital audio data; a first-level voice detection circuit detecting voice activity in the analog audio signal; a second-level voice detection circuit detecting a beginning syllable of a key phrase in the digital audio data when the voice activity is detected in the digital audio data; and a third-level voice detection circuit detecting the key phrase from the digital audio data only when the beginning syllable of the key phrase is detected in the digital audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Lung-Chu Joseph Chen, Qing Guang Liu, Wilson Or, Yen-Son Paul Huang, Xiao Lin
  • Publication number: 20160232899
    Abstract: An audio device and a method thereof are provided. The method is adopted by an audio device to detect a voice, wherein the audio device is coupled to a host device. The method includes an acoustic conversion circuit converting an acoustic wave into an analog audio signal; an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converting the analog audio signal into digital audio data; a first-level voice detection circuit detecting voice activity in the analog audio signal; a second-level voice detection circuit detecting a beginning syllable of a key phrase in the digital audio data when the voice activity is detected in the digital audio data; and a third-level voice detection circuit detecting the key phrase from the digital audio data only when the beginning syllable of the key phrase is detected in the digital audio data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Lung-Chu Joseph CHEN, Qing Guang LIU, Wilson OR, Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Xiao LIN
  • Patent number: 9357292
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a case, an acoustic boot, a first microphone and a second microphone. The case includes a first acoustic opening, a second acoustic opening. The acoustic boot comprises a first duct and a second duct, the first duct is connected to the first acoustic opening, and the second duct is connected to the second acoustic opening. The first microphone is connected to the first duct. The second microphone is connected to the second duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Iou-Din Jean Chen, James Juei Son Lin
  • Patent number: 8958592
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a case, a microphone array housing consists of a first acoustic extending structure, a second acoustic extending structure, an interface IC, a first membrane and a second membrane. The case includes a first acoustic opening and a second acoustic opening. The first acoustic extending structure is connected to the first acoustic opening. The second acoustic extending structure is connected to the second acoustic opening. The first membrane receives a first acoustic signal via the first acoustic opening and the first acoustic extending structure. The second membrane receives a second acoustic signal via the second acoustic opening and the second acoustic extending structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Iou-Din Jean Chen, James Juei Son Lin
  • Publication number: 20140363001
    Abstract: A method for calibrating performance of a small array microphone is provided. The small array microphone includes at least two microphones. The method includes: measuring parameters of the microphones; recording the parameters in a storage media; and calibrating acoustic performance of the array microphone according to the parameters recorded in the storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Iou-Din Jean CHEN, Xi-Lin LI, Bo-Ren BAI
  • Publication number: 20140348370
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a case, a microphone array housing consists of a first acoustic extending structure, a second acoustic extending structure, an interface IC, a first membrane and a second membrane. The case includes a first acoustic opening and a second acoustic opening. The first acoustic extending structure is connected to the first acoustic opening. The second acoustic extending structure is connected to the second acoustic opening. The first membrane receives a first acoustic signal via the first acoustic opening and the first acoustic extending structure. The second membrane receives a second acoustic signal via the second acoustic opening and the second acoustic extending structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Iou-Din Jean CHEN, James Juei Son LIN
  • Publication number: 20140343949
    Abstract: A smart microphone device is provided. The smart microphone device is coupled to a host, and includes: an analog microphone unit, receiving sounds; a voice detection unit, coupled to the analog microphone unit, detecting voices from the sounds; a speech detection unit, coupled to the voice detection unit, detecting a speech from the voices; and a channel select pin, coupled between the smart microphone device and the host, wherein an interrupt signal is sent from the smart microphone device to the host via the channel select pin to enable the host to operate in the normal mode when the speech detection unit detects the speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Iou-Din Jean CHEN, Edward DENG, Lung-Chu Joseph CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140321664
    Abstract: Methods for dynamically programming a microphone are provided. The method, adopted by a microphone system including a first microphone device and a host device connected thereto, includes: transmitting, by the host device, a command message to the first microphone device; receiving, by the first microphone device, a command message from the host device; decoding, by the first microphone device, the command message; dynamically performing, by the first microphone device, an operation based on the decoded command message to generate first data; and receiving, by the host device, first data from the first microphone device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Sho-Mo CHEN, Iou-Din Jean CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140161295
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a case, an acoustic boot, a first microphone and a second microphone. The case includes a first acoustic opening, a second acoustic opening, or an opening to hold the acoustic boot. wherein the acoustic boot comprises a first duct and a second duct, the first duct is connected to the first acoustic opening, and the second duct is connected to the second acoustic opening. The first microphone is connected to the first duct. The second microphone is connected to the second duct. The ducts of the case if exist and the ducts of the acoustic boot combined together to extend the sound inlet distance to each microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul HUANG, Iou-Din Jean CHEN, James Juei Son LIN
  • Patent number: 8447611
    Abstract: A pen-type voice computer generating a voice index table and the method thereof. The method comprises recording voice data by a microphone, generating a handwriting index of the voice data by inputting drawing data using a handwriting input device, and associating the handwriting index with the corresponding voice data to generate the voice index table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventor: Yen-Son Paul Huang
  • Patent number: 7957972
    Abstract: A voice recognition system and method thereof. The communication system comprises a setup controller, a voice recognition controller, and an application controller. The setup controller receives a voice keyword table including a voice recognizable keyword and a corresponding application instruction. The voice recognition controller, coupled to the setup controller, receives the voice keyword table from the setup controller, receives a first voice input, and matches a first voice input to the voice recognizable keyword to determine the corresponding application instruction. The application controller, coupled to the voice recognition controller, receives and performs the corresponding application instruction. The setup controller, the voice recognition controller, and the application controller communicate through wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Bo-Ren Bai, Younan Lu, Zhen Hou, Ming Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100145696
    Abstract: An improved voice recognition system in which a Voice Keyword Table is generated and downloaded from a set-up device to a voice recognition device. The VKT includes visual form data, spoken form data, phonetic format data, and an entry corresponding to a keyword, and TTS-generated voice prompts and voice models corresponding to the phonetic format data. A voice recognition system on the voice recognition device is updated by the set-up device. Furthermore, voice models in the voice recognition device are modified by the set-up device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Bo-Ren Bai, Zhen Hou, Yaying Liu, Hang Yu, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 7689417
    Abstract: An improved voice recognition system in which a Voice Keyword Table is generated and downloaded from a set-up device to a voice recognition device. The VKT includes visual form data, spoken form data, phonetic format data, and an entry corresponding to a keyword, and TTS-generated voice prompts and voice models corresponding to the phonetic format data. A voice recognition system on the voice recognition device is updated by the set-up device. Furthermore, voice models in the voice recognition device are modified by the set-up device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Bo-Ren Bai, Zhen Hou, Yaying Liu, Hang Yu, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 7570253
    Abstract: A pen-type computer includes a pen barrel, a sensor, a primary processor, and a storage device. The pen barrel has a writing tip. The sensor is disposed in the pen barrel, sensing movement of the writing tip and generating a tracking signal corresponding to the movement of the writing tip. The primary processor is disposed in the pen barrel, encoding the tracking signal into data and storing the data in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventor: Yen-Son Paul Huang
  • Patent number: 7415294
    Abstract: A hands-free voice communication apparatus with integrated speakerphone and earpiece is described. The speakerphone includes a loudspeaker and zero, one or multiple microphones. The earpiece includes a small loudspeaker, one or more microphones, a wireless module, and a digital signal processing (DSP) module. The hands-free device support hands-free voice communication via the speakerphone or the earpiece. The earpiece is functional when removed from the speakerphone case and may be used for voice communication with privacy. When the earpiece is placed back in the speakerphone case, the speakerphone is functional and may be used for voice communication with convenience. The DSP module performs digital signal processing for both the earpiece and the speakerphone, e.g., using different sets of parameters. The speakerphone may be a standalone device or may be part of a communication device. The wireless module communicates with the communication device, which provide end-to-end communication with a far-end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Fortemedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Yen-Son Paul Huang
  • Publication number: 20080059191
    Abstract: An improved voice recognition system in which a Voice Keyword Table is generated and downloaded from a set-up device to a voice recognition device. The VKT includes visual form data, spoken form data, phonetic format data, and an entry corresponding to a keyword, and TTS-generated voice prompts and voice models corresponding to the phonetic format data. A voice recognition system on the voice recognition device is updated by the set-up device. Furthermore, voice models in the voice recognition device are modified by the set-up device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Son Paul Huang, Bo-Ren Bai, Zhen Hou, Yaying Liu, Hang Yu, Ming Zhang
  • Publication number: 20080059196
    Abstract: A pen-type voice computer generating a voice index table and the method thereof. The method comprises recording voice data by a microphone, generating a handwriting index of the voice data by inputting drawing data using a handwriting input device, and associating the handwriting index with the corresponding voice data to generate the voice index table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: FORTEMEDIA, INC.
    Inventor: Yen-Son Paul Huang