Mounting Or Support Feature Of Housed Loudspeaker Patents (Class 381/386)
  • Patent number: 11956610
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a conductive film for a sound generation device and the sound generation device, the conductive film comprises a conductive layer and base material layers provided at two sides thereof, the conductive layer comprises a first conductive layer on an inner side portion, a second conductive layer on a deformation portion and a third conductive layer on an outer side portion, two ends of the second conductive layer are respectively electrically connected to the first and third conductive layers, the first, second and third conductive layers are connected to form at least one conductive path, each of the first and third conductive layers is made of a metal sheet, Young's modulus of the second conductive layer is smaller than the metal sheet. The conductive film has conductivity, it can be used as a sound generation diaphragm and a supporting diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Guo, Yanyan Hou
  • Patent number: 11935695
    Abstract: Various embodiments of balanced armature receivers are disclosed, where the receiver includes a yoke which retains permanent magnets, a coil assembly having a coil tunnel, and an armature coupled to the yoke, with a movable portion extending through the coil tunnel and an end portion that is free to deflect between the magnets when an excitation signal is applied to the coil assembly. There are a stationary protrusion which extends from the stationary portion of the receiver toward the movable portion of the armature, and a movable protrusion which extends from the movable portion of the armature toward the stationary portion of the receiver. The stationary and movable protrusions are offset laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Charles King, Christopher Monti
  • Patent number: 11937044
    Abstract: A sound emission control device comprises a plurality of guides. The guides each include an inlet connected to a branching portion that is configured to oppose a vibrating surface inside an acoustic device, an outlet communicated to the inlet, and a horn-shaped inner wall surrounding a space between the inlet and the outlet. The guides are configured to guide sound that is emitted from the vibrating surface and branched by the branching portion to the outlets that are configured to be communicated to sound emission holes that are provided in the acoustic device and face mutually different directions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Ioku, Masumi Adachi
  • Patent number: 11856346
    Abstract: An integrated audio-visual system is disclosed for delivering an event to one or more spectators. The integrated audio-visual system includes one or more loudspeakers that are positioned behind one or more visual displays to be effectively behind the one or more visual displays to be shielded from the field of view of the one or more spectators. The one or more visual displays are specially designed and manufactured to allow sound associated with the event to propagate from the one or more loudspeakers with minimal acoustical distortion and/or minimum acoustical vibration while presenting a visual representation of the event to the one or more spectators. Moreover, the one or more loudspeakers and the one or more visual displays are situated to be a predetermined displacement from each other to further minimize acoustical distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MSG Entertainment Group, LLC
    Inventors: Erik Hockman, Alex Luthwaite, Emad Yacoub Hanna
  • Patent number: 11849269
    Abstract: A loudspeaker unit includes a frame that supports a diaphragm and a magnetic circuit. The frame includes: a first support supporting a perimeter of the diaphragm; a pedestal extending outwardly from a perimeter of the first support; fastening portions provided in positions on the pedestal that surround the perimeter of the first support; and reinforcements disposed in regions of the pedestal between the fastening portions, and fixed to the first support and the pedestal. The reinforcements include: a first plate portion that is a plate-shaped portion disposed in front of the pedestal to face the pedestal, and has a bent shape that protrudes in the forward direction; and a second plate portion that is a plate-shaped portion disposed in front of the pedestal to face the pedestal and the first plate portion, and has a bent shape that protrudes in a rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryouichi Uemoto, Goro Tsuchiya, Hidetoshi Asada, Takayuki Dan
  • Patent number: 11832042
    Abstract: An assembly may include a speaker supportable for movement relative to a reference external to the speaker and a speaker housing supporting speaker components operable to produce an audio output. A sensor is operable to sense a direction of movement of the speaker during movement of the speaker relative to the reference. Control components are operable to control the speaker components based on the direction of movement of the speaker relative to the reference. When the speaker is sensed to be moving in a first direction relative to the reference, an operational characteristic of the speaker components is controlled to increase or advance during movement in the first direction. When the speaker is sensed to be moving in a second direction relative to the reference different from the first direction, the operational characteristic of the speaker components is controlled to decrease or retreat during movement in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Hanna, Michael James Soetaert, Keith Scott Ruh, William Clement Kuru, Gregory de Swarte
  • Patent number: 11805357
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, an electronic device may include a housing including a first housing and a second housing receiving at least a portion of the first housing and configured to guide a slide of the first housing, a display including a first display area disposed on the second housing and a second display area extending from the first display area, a speaker module disposed in the housing, a resonance space facing at least a portion of the speaker module and configured to vary in size based on a slide of the first housing with respect to the second housing, and a processor configured to adjust a sound output from the speaker module based on the size of the resonance space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehoon Kim, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 11778389
    Abstract: A loudspeaker device includes: a magnetic circuit that includes a yoke, a magnet, and a top plate; a voice coil body; a diaphragm; and a frame that holds the yoke and the diaphragm. The frame includes a through hole that holds the yoke at a predetermined position with the yoke being inserted into the through hole. The yoke includes a protrusion portion that abuts an outer peripheral surface portion of the frame that defines the through hole, with the magnetic gap being inside the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11750976
    Abstract: One form of an in-vehicle sound emitting device includes a front case and a rear case. The front case is partitioned from the rear case by a partition plate made from a metal plate. Rear space inside the rear case is sealed, and an electronic circuit is disposed in the rear space. A loudspeaker is mounted in front space inside the front case. By using two of the partition plates having the same structure, the front case having the incorporated loudspeaker and the rear case having the incorporated electronic circuit can be disposed separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., LTD
    Inventor: Ryo Ito
  • Patent number: 11678442
    Abstract: A voice-activated electronic device including a first portion with a first internal surface having a first attachment structure, and a second portion with a second internal surface having a second attachment structure. The first and second internal surfaces have compatible shapes that permit the first and second portions to be moved from a separated position to a joined position, where when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position the first and second internal surfaces form a nested arrangement. The first and second attachment structures form a secure but separable connection to one another when the first and second portions are in the joined position. The first and second portions are configured to be joined securely and separated through manual human manipulation of one or both of the first portion and the second portion to move the first and second portions between separated and joined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jung Geun Tak, Amy Martin, Willard McClellan
  • Patent number: 11670965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless power transmitting apparatus including a power transmitting coil generating an induced electromotive force on a power receiving coil of a terminal, a magnet casing composed of a first space in a cylinder shape where the power transmitting coil is inserted, and a second space sharing a central axis of the cylinder with the first space, wherein the second space is a space between the first space and a cylinder having a diameter greater than a diameter of the cylinder of the first space, a ring magnet disposed in the second space of the magnet casing in a shape of a ring, wherein the ring magnet has a height smaller than a height of the magnet casing, and is movable in a vertical direction of the magnet casing by external magnetism, and a cover constructed in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the power transmitting coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: WITS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Jin Lee, Heon Gyu Lee, Sang Hyup Lee, Tae Yong Kim, O Seong Choi
  • Patent number: 11665458
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device. In an embodiment, the electronic device may include a body, a display combined with the front of the body, and a speaker assembly embedded on at least one side of the body, wherein the speaker assembly may include a casing configured to form an external appearance and a speaker unit combined with the casing and configured to have at least part of an element of the speaker assembly exposed to an outside of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongjun Je, Youngin Ko
  • Patent number: 11638090
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a loudspeaker base and a loudspeaker peripheral that is independent of the loudspeaker base. The loudspeaker peripheral is shaped as a role figure. The loudspeaker base and the loudspeaker peripheral connect through a contact connection or a non-contact connection, and provide personalized voice data corresponding to the role figure when connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Kaifeng Li, Ziming Wang, Chenggong Ning, Yihong Xie, Minghua Li, Peitao Wang, Jin Fang
  • Patent number: 11627397
    Abstract: A loudspeaker includes an enclosure having an open front side and a rear side opposite the front side, a bottom side, a top side opposite the bottom side, and a pocket open to the top side and open to the rear side. The pocket has an inner surface which is angled from the front side and the top side toward the rear side and the bottom side. The loudspeaker includes an audio transducer positioned within the enclosure and configured to emit sound from the front side of the enclosure, and a handle coupled to the enclosure, arranged at least partially within the pocket, and having a first portion elongated in a first direction and a second portion elongated in a second direction which is angled with respect to the first direction. The first portion includes a curved surface facing the pocket and terminating at lateral edges of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Shawn Filipek, Nicholas Sulzer, Andrew Grunloh, Clifford Krapfl, Michael Herbert, Ross Brinkman
  • Patent number: 11622201
    Abstract: Provided is a speaker, including a frame; a vibration unit fixed to the frame; and a magnetic circuit unit driving the vibration unit to vibrate and produce sound and provided with a magnetic gap. The vibration unit includes a diaphragm, a voice coil, and an elastic support assembly; the diaphragm includes a diaphragm body, a diaphragm fixing portion, and a diaphragm supporting portion; the vibration unit further includes a fixing ring; and the elastic support assembly includes an elastic member fixed to a side of the fixing ring close to the diaphragm, and an auxiliary diaphragm provided on a side of the elastic member away from the diaphragm; and the diaphragm supporting portion is fixed to a side of the elastic member away from the fixing ring. With this structure, the overall strength and reliability of the speaker can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Microtech (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhang Ren, Zhiwei Zhong
  • Patent number: 11617273
    Abstract: A voice-activated electronic device including a first portion with a first internal surface having a first attachment structure, and a second portion with a second internal surface having a second attachment structure. The first and second internal surfaces have compatible shapes that permit the first and second portions to be moved from a separated position to a joined position, where when the first portion and the second portion are in the joined position the first and second internal surfaces form a nested arrangement. The first and second attachment structures form a secure but separable connection to one another when the first and second portions are in the joined position. The first and second portions are configured to be joined securely and separated through manual human manipulation of one or both of the first portion and the second portion to move the first and second portions between separated and joined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jung Geun Tak, Amy Martin, Willard McClellan
  • Patent number: 11599190
    Abstract: In an example, an electronic device may include a housing and a first acoustic device pivotally disposed in the housing. The first acoustic device may move between a first position within the housing and a second position outside the housing. The first acoustic device may direct an acoustic signal in a direction. Further, the electronic device may include a camera to capture an image of an area in front of the electronic device. Furthermore, the electronic device may include a processor operatively coupled to the camera and the first acoustic device. The processor may determine a location of a facial feature of an operator using the captured image. Further, the processor may control an angle of rotation of the first acoustic device relative to the housing based on the location of the facial feature to modify the direction of the acoustic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Chen, Cheng-Yi Yang, Hai-Lung Hung
  • Patent number: 11528543
    Abstract: A terminal device and a sound-emitting apparatus arranged in the terminal device, where the terminal device includes a housing, a display is arranged on a surface of the housing, a notch is formed at an end of the display, and a camera system is arranged inside the housing. The camera system is arranged opposite to the notch in a direction perpendicular to the display, and a camera of the camera system is located inside the notch. A through-hole is arranged opposite to an opening of the notch in the housing in a direction parallel to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bangshi Yin, Fan Yang, Dong Ma, Kangle Xue, Bin Yan
  • Patent number: 11526645
    Abstract: Method and electronic circuit for determining a scaling factor k for a driving force function of a model of an electrodynamic acoustic transducer having at least two voice coils. Input signal fed into the transducer and it's model cause electromotive forces. A shift for the driving force function is determined on the base of the ratios between the real electromotive forces and the modeled electromotive forces. Finally, the scaling factor k is determined on the basis of a deviation between the real electromotive forces and the modeled electromotive forces at time points where the real electromotive forces and the modeled electromotive forces each are equal. The invention moreover relates to an electronic circuit for performing the above steps, and to a transducer system with the electronic circuit and a connected transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sound Solutions International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Friedrich Reining
  • Patent number: 11514906
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for voice activated devices with integrated heatsinks and speakers. In one embodiment, an example voice activated device may include a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion, a speaker housing, a heatsink coupled to the speaker housing, where the heatsink and the speaker housing together form a sealed chamber, a first speaker coupled to the speaker housing and partially disposed within the sealed chamber, where the first speaker is oriented to output audio towards the upper portion of the housing, and a light ring disposed about the lower portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amita Pawar, Jordan Pine, Albert John Yu Sam Chua, Yu-Tsen Kuo, Thompson Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11451917
    Abstract: An acoustic system (1) for diffusing sound from N channels (Si) comprising audio frequencies, N being greater than or equal to two, the acoustic system comprising a frame (5), M loudspeakers (HPj) which are similar to each other and mounted on the frame (5), and a processing unit (20) designed to send M loudspeaker signals (SSj) to the loudspeakers respectively. The loudspeakers are arranged at an angle about an axis (Z), two successive loudspeakers forming an angle (a) substantially equal to 360° divided by M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: DEVIALET
    Inventor: Antoine Petroff
  • Patent number: 11451902
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices having speakers with vented resonators. A vented resonator may have a resonator chamber and a channel that fluidly couples a front volume of the speaker with the resonator chamber. A vent such as a barometric vent may be disposed in a wall of the resonator chamber that separates the resonator chamber from the back volume of the speaker. The barometric vent may thus allow airflow from the front volume to the back volume via the resonator chamber, and prevent fluid flow from the front volume to the back volume via the resonator chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Leonhardt, Logan A. Rotolo, Claudio Notarangelo, Joshua Kim
  • Patent number: 11412323
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises: a display panel having a lower side; a speaker, positioned in the rear of the display panel and adjacent to the lower side of the display panel, for providing sound from the lower side of the display panel downward; and a reflector for reflecting the sound provided by the speaker forward, wherein the reflector covers the lower side of the display panel, extends along the lower side of the display panel, has an inner surface facing the speaker, and has a stepped shape which protrudes from the inner surface and extends along the lower side of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunseung Youn, Sungeun Yang, Seokhee Jeong
  • Patent number: 11409494
    Abstract: An in-wall wirelessly operable speaker control system has a control unit configured to be mounted into a wall or similar surface, particularly an electrical socket cavity. A mobile phone or other computing device may be communicably coupled with a processing unit of the control unit through a wireless communication device of the control unit. The processing unit is communicably coupled with one or more speakers. Input may be received through the wireless communication device from the computing device in order to control playback of media items through the coupled speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Domonic T. Creek
  • Patent number: 11399086
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed, including: a housing that is foldable, the housing including a front plate facing a first direction, a rear plate facing a second direction opposite the first direction, and a side member surrounding a space defined between the front plate and the rear plate, a display having one surface visible through the front plate, and foldable with the front plate, a speaker disposed between the front plate and the rear plate, the speaker movable with a folding of the front plate, and a resonance space defined between the speaker and the rear plate, a size of the resonance space changeable according to the folding of the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Iksu Jung, Seonghoon Kim, Minsung Lee, Minwoo Yoo, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11395056
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may comprise: a rear case including at least one hole; a front case disposed to face the rear case; a speaker mounted in a space between the rear case and the front case, and outputting a sound signal to the outside; and a fixing member having a part exposed to the outside through the hole of the rear case, and connecting the speaker and the rear case so as to fix the speaker to the rear case. In addition, other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kwanghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11363361
    Abstract: A sound collection system includes a sound collection unit, a variable shelter configured to cover the sound collection unit, an optimum form determination unit configured to determine a form of the variable shelter on a basis of an ambient environmental state, and a shelter optimization control unit configured to change the form of the variable shelter on a basis of a determination result by the optimum form determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 11336994
    Abstract: A dipole loudspeaker for producing sound at bass frequencies. The dipole loudspeaker includes: a diaphragm having a first radiating surface and a second radiating surface, a drive unit configured to move the diaphragm at bass frequencies such that the first and second radiating surfaces produce sound at bass frequencies, and a frame. The loudspeaker is for use with an ear of a user being located at a listening position that is in front of the first radiating surface and is 40 cm or less from the first radiating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PSS BELGIUM NV
    Inventor: David Corynen
  • Patent number: 11310604
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed of a flat speaker containing a single permanent magnet, a yoke opposite the single permanent magnet, and one or more voice coil plates located between the single permanent magnet and the yoke. The one or more voice coil plates each comprise a bobbin and a coil arranged on one or both sides of the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Resonado, Inc.
    Inventors: Leeg Hyun Cho, Darrell Seyler Adams, Youngil Cho
  • Patent number: 11277688
    Abstract: An apparatus, electronic device, method and computer program wherein the apparatus comprises: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code, the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, enable the apparatus to: detect an audio module connected to the apparatus wherein the audio module comprises a user replaceable module; determine one or more parameters of the audio module; and enable the processing of the signals used for the audio module in accordance with the determined one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Koray Ozcan, Miikka Vilermo
  • Patent number: 11265631
    Abstract: The present invention provides a speaker box having an upper cover, a lower cover mated with the upper cover to form an accommodation space and a speaker unit accommodated in the accommodation space. The speaker box also includes an elastic piece electrically connected to the speaker unit and a flexible circuit board electrically connected to the elastic piece. One end of the elastic piece is connected to the speaker unit and the other end is bent and extended to the extension part. The flexible circuit board is connected to the elastic piece on the extension part and extends out of the accommodation space. The speaker box provided by the present invention can smoothly draw out the flexible circuit board to the position of the feed point, thereby effectively ensuring the communication between the flexible circuit board and the external circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhaoyu Yin
  • Patent number: 11193667
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light passing cover, a base plate, a speaker module, a light source module and a lens module. The light passing cover has a dome shape structure. The dome shape structure has a neck-in edge and neck part. The neck part has a smaller diameter than the neck-in edge. The first fixing unit is placed on the neck part. The second fixing unit is fixed to the first fixing unit. The bottom surface of the speaker module is fixed on a center position of the base plate. The top surface of the speaker module has an audio output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen, Anyong Liu
  • Patent number: 11178494
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a sound generating device which comprises a housing, wherein a sound generating unit is mounted in the housing, a closed rear cavity is formed between the sound generating unit and the housing, and the sound generating unit is provided with a rear sound hole in communication with the rear cavity, wherein the sound generating unit comprises a magnetic circuit system, an expandable-capacity cavity being provided on the magnetic circuit system, and the expandable-capacity cavity acting as part of the rear cavity to increase a volume of the rear cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventors: Guodong Zhao, Zedong Zheng, Peijun Li, Yaqian Ji
  • Patent number: 11166090
    Abstract: A loudspeaker in which a plurality of speaker drivers is jointly tasked with reproducing sounds. The plurality of speaker drivers is arranged on the loudspeaker so as to achieve a desired sound effect at a listening position. The plurality of speaker drivers is arranged in an arcuate arrangement or in a sinusoidal arrangement. The desired sound effect may be facilitated or enhanced by modifying the timing of sounds emanated from each of the plurality of speaker drivers. Alternatively, sounds may be sent to each of the plurality of speaker drivers substantially simultaneously. The sound effect achieved may be a time-alignment effect such that the sound arriving at the listening position is time-aligned to maximize constructive interference between the various speaker drivers of the plurality of speaker drivers. Alternatively, the sound effect achieved by other implementations may be a progressive kick in sound waves moving along the arcuate or sinusoidal arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Jay Alexander
  • Patent number: 11159886
    Abstract: To favorably reduce crosstalk components output from respective speakers that reproduce left and right ear signals. Directivity is given to a left ear signal and a right ear signal and the left ear signal and the right ear signal are reproduced by using at least two respective speakers arranged back-to-back to reduce crosstalk components. For example, the speaker may be a speaker installed in a headrest or a seat provided with the headrest. For example, the directivity given to the left ear signal and the directivity given to the right ear signal may be bidirectional directivity or unidirectional directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Hayashi, Ryutaro Watanabe, Tetsunori Itabashi, Toru Nakagawa, Takuma Domae
  • Patent number: 11124970
    Abstract: An awning assembly and method of construction is disclosed herein. The awning assembly comprising a first main arm for coupling to a dwelling, a second main arm rotatably coupled to the first main arm at a first end and supportingly coupled to a roll bar at a second end, the roll bar coupled to a canopy, and a hard wire connection housed within the first main arm for coupling to a power source. The awning assembly further comprising a detachable attachment module coupled to the first end of the second main arm and functionally coupled to the hard wire connection, the detachable attachment module comprising a plurality of electrical components, the plurality of electrical components comprising at least one of a microphone, a heating element, an input/output port, an image capture device, a speaker, an illumination source, and a transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Carefree/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventors: Scott Thompson, Gregory Keith Heimbuck, David Thomas McMillan
  • Patent number: 11114082
    Abstract: A networked speaker system includes plural speaker assemblies around the perimeter of a space with sound axes oriented up and inward into the space. Each speaker assembly includes an audio transducer to output demanded sound and a noise cancelation transducer which is driven to cancel sound from other speaker assemblies in the space based on signals from a microphone on the speaker assembly and location and device information from the other speaker assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11102583
    Abstract: An audio power output circuit provides a pair of output signals to an audio output transducer that has two different voice coils. Using a measured or predicted position of the voice coil assembly with respect to the transducer's magnetic field, a processing circuit generates the pair of signals such that a first relationship between a first one of the pair of output signals and an audio input signal and a second relationship between a second one of the pair of the output signals vary with the position of the voice coil. Offset in the Dynamic Mean Position (DMP) can be compensated for without adding low frequency or direct current components that compromise the dynamic range of the transducer. The efficiency, acoustic output power and/or linearity of the acoustic output of the transducer may be optimized by tailoring the first and second relationship to a particular target performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CIRRUS LOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony S. Doy, Jeffrey A. May
  • Patent number: 11076591
    Abstract: An electronic caller decoy that is used in hunting animals. The caller is particularly useful for attracting predator species such as coyotes, wolves, and the like. The decoy encourages predators to come towards the decoy within the range of a concealed hunter or hunters. The decoy simulates the sound and movement of wounded prey species such as rabbits, deer, and the like, to bring the predator within range. The decoy has a base including three or more legs, a body which is preferably rotatable on the base via a motor, an electronic sound generator and speaker, a microphone, a camera and a tail element. The motorized rotatable base is preferably remote controllable to orient sound broadcast in a specific direction, or plural directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Tim Noe
  • Patent number: 11044974
    Abstract: A protective case and mounting system for a handheld electronic device is provided. The protective case can include a removable mounting system comprised of an interlocking member and a plurality of mounting bases. The protective case may further include a non-slip member to prevent the device from slipping on a surface and a magnet for attaching the device to a magnetic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ROKFORM IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Whitten, Bernhard Leitner, Craig Erion
  • Patent number: 11044541
    Abstract: A loudspeaker with a mounting assembly is ideally suited for attachment to a wakeboard tower. The mounting assembly includes a clamp assembly for attaching to the tower and a swivel assembly attached to the speaker enclosure. The base of the clamp assembly defines a docking channel that extends generally, and an electrical terminal is positioned at the blind end of the docking channel. The swivel assembly includes a bracket for attaching to the speaker housing and a terminal block that is rotatably mounted on top of the bracket. In this way, once the clamp assembly is attached to the tower bar, the terminal block can be guided into the docking channel by holding the speaker housing. The need to manage wires while mounting the speaker is eliminated by the pin and socket electrical terminals, and the swivel-mounted terminal block aligns itself as it is inserted into the docking channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle A. Ambrose, Chanc L. Bergbower, James E. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10999662
    Abstract: A speaker device includes: a speaker unit that includes an acoustic radiation portion; a first box section configured to contain the inserted speaker unit in the box; a support member that pushes the speaker unit against a back wall in the first box section, thereby supporting the speaker unit; a flexible front cushion compressed and contacted between the speaker unit and the support member; and a flexible rear cushion compressed and contacted between the speaker unit and the back wall in the first box section. The speaker unit is pushed and supported by the support member and the back wall of the first box section through the front cushion and the rear cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Onkyo Corporation, DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Morisaki, Kazuhiko Hamada
  • Patent number: 10935867
    Abstract: A bottom member includes a light-absorbing element; a top coupling layer disposed on the light-absorbing element; a first buffer element disposed under the light-absorbing element, where a first opening is defined in the first buffer element; a filling layer disposed in the first opening; and a vibrating acoustic element disposed below the first buffer element, where the vibrating acoustic element overlaps with the first opening and the light-absorbing element when viewed from a top, and the vibrating acoustic element is coupled with the first buffer element via the filling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hun Noh, Yi Joon Ahn, Myung Im Kim, Han Na Ma, Jae Woo Im
  • Patent number: 10926712
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to audio actuator assemblies that include bridging brackets for mounting audio actuators inside vehicle body components. In some embodiments, the vehicle body component is a door that includes a reinforcement beam. The bridging bracket is mountable to the reinforcement beam in order to secure the audio actuator in place inside the vehicle body component in a manner that allows the audio actuator to vibrate adjacent surfaces of the vehicle body component for radiating sound signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Wheeler, John Wayne Jaranson, Michael Musa Azzouz, Ireneusz Trybula, Scott Andrew Amman
  • Patent number: 10932033
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a speaker box. The speaker box includes an upper housing, a lower housing forming an accommodating space together with the upper housing, and a speaker unit accommodated in the accommodating space. The speaker unit includes a diaphragm configured to vibrate and produce sound. The diaphragm is disposed separately from the upper housing to define a front acoustic cavity. The speaker box further includes a sound channel communicating the front acoustic cavity with an external environment. The front acoustic cavity and the sound channel constitute a front cavity of the speaker box together. A baffle fixedly connected to the upper housing is disposed in the sound channel. The baffle and the upper housing define a resonant cavity in communication with the front acoustic cavity, and the resonant cavity has an inlet facing to the front acoustic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rongrong Wu, Chengxia Ji, Kejia Liu
  • Patent number: 10924828
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a speaker box which comprises a shell, a support wall, a sound guiding channel, a surrounding wall and a cover plate. The speaker is fixed to support the support wall. The diaphragm of the speaker partitions the receiving space into a front sound cavity and a rear cavity, the sound guiding channel communicates the front sound cavity with the outside and forms a front cavity together with the front sound cavity, the shell, the surrounding wall, the support wall and the cover plate are jointly enclosed as an auxiliary acoustic cavity. The support wall is provided with at least two through-holes intervals, and the auxiliary acoustic cavity is communicated with the front cavity through the through-hole to form a resonant cavity structure of the front cavity. Compared with the related art, the high frequency acoustic performance of the speaker box of the present disclosure is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Wu, Kaihua Shen, Wang Sun
  • Patent number: 10924829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a speaker box including a shell, a speaker box, a support wall formed by the inner extension of the shell, and a sound guide channel formed in the receiving space. The speaker is fixed to the support wall. The speaker box includes a surrounding wall formed by the inner extension of the shell and a cover plate arranged on the surrounding wall. The shell, surrounding wall, support wall and cover plate are jointly enclosed as auxiliary sound cavity. The support wall is provided with a through-hole, and the auxiliary sound cavity is communicated with the front cavity through the through-hole to form the resonant cavity structure. The speaker box further includes a leakage to achieve the sound pressure balance inside and outside of the shell. Compared with the related art, the high frequency acoustic performance of the speaker box of the present disclosure is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Wu, Kaihua Shen, Wang Sun
  • Patent number: 10924830
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a receiver module including a receiver and a microphone. The receiver includes a holder, a vibration unit, a magnetic circuit unit, a front cover, a cover plate, and a mounting block. The vibration unit includes a diaphragm spaced apart from the cover plate to form a front cavity. The front cover includes a front cover body portion, a front cover extension portion, and a first through-hole. The mounting block is fixed on a side of the front cover extension portion facing away from the cover plate and has a second through-hole communicating with the first through-hole. The microphone is fixed on the mounting block, and the front cavity, the first through-hole, the second through-hole and a sound inlet hole of the microphone communicates with each other. The microphone shares the front cavity with the receiver to absorb noise, thereby providing better sound effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaojiang Gu
  • Patent number: 10904670
    Abstract: A display apparatus capable of realizing uniform sound wave and improved sound quality is provided. The display apparatus may include a display panel for displaying an image, a supporting member for supporting a rear surface of the display panel, at least one sound generating device disposed between the supporting member and the display panel, at least one partition provided at a predetermined interval from at least one sound generating device, and an adhesion member disposed in the periphery of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungtae Lee, KwanHo Park, YeongRak Choi
  • Patent number: 10889251
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to audible vehicle alert systems that include bracket assemblies for detachably mounting components of the audible vehicle alert systems to vehicles. Exemplary audible vehicle alert systems may include a first bracket, a second bracket detachably secured to the first bracket, and a speaker unit mounted to the second bracket. The second bracket may be disconnected from the first bracket during a servicing event for servicing the speaker unit or some other component of the audible vehicle alert system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Emil Jackson, Aaron Nunn, Raymond Rouse, Russell Knight