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Earbud with membrane based acoustic mass loading
An in-ear earphone housing has a speaker driver installed therein. The driver has a diaphragm with a front face and a rear face, and a motor to vibrate the...
A playback device including: a housing: an attachment portion to a first position on an attachment surface; a speaker that plays back sound in a predetermined...
Advertisement insertion systems, methods, and media
Systems, methods, and media for providing an advertisement in correspondence with a radio broadcast are provided. A radio broadcast receiver receives the radio...
System and method for controlling home network devices using multicast
enabled remote controls
A system, method, and article of manufacture for controlling home network devices using a multicast enabled remote control. The system includes a plurality of...
Method and system for authorizing a user device
There is described a computer-implemented method for authorizing a user device, comprising: use of a processor for receiving an extracted identifier transmitted...
Detecting displayed channel using audio/video watermarks
Methods and systems for determining what channel a user is viewing through a TV receiver are described. At the TV receiver, a plurality of TV signals is...
Environmental signatures for forensic analysis and alignment of media
Various systems and methods may benefit from determination of environmental signatures in recordings. For example, such signatures may aid forensic analysis and...
Device and process for customizing a headset or other audio device
A system and method are described that enable a headset and a communications device to improve their interoperability. The headset signals its identity to the...
Remote control of network appliances using voice over internet protocol
A Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone comprises a network interface that communicates with a medium. A control module communicates with the network...
Systems and methods for protecting a speaker
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include an audio speaker and a controller coupled to the audio speaker. The controller...
Extended signaling system and method
Embodiments are described that include a "front end" device located remotely from a local telephone location. The front end filters DC and AC current on a...
System and method for detecting the ground and microphone input contacts
in an audio plug
A circuit for detecting the position of the signal MIC-IN and GND on the audio plug of a mobile phone includes two comparators and two switches. The comparators...
Method of treating an auditory disorder of a user by adding a compensation
delay to input sound
An audio input device is provided which can include a number of features. In some embodiments, the audio input device includes a housing, a microphone carried...
Preserving privacy of a conversation from surrounding environment using a
Various embodiments provide an ability to analyze an audio input signal and generate a counter audio signal based, at least in part, on the audio input signal....
Encoding device and method, decoding device and method, and program
The present technology relates to an encoding device and method, a decoding device and method, and a program, which enable improvement of audio quality. A QMF...
Three-dimensional sound compression and over-the-air-transmission during a
A method for encoding three dimensional audio by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The wireless communication device detects an indication of a...
Temporal and spatial shaping of multi-channel audio signal
A selected channel of a multi-channel signal which is represented by frames composed from sampling values having a high time resolution can be encoded with...
Audio encoding using adaptive codebook application ranges
A low bit rate digital audio coding system includes an encoder which assigns codebooks to groups of quantization indexes based on their local properties...
Detection of an audio signal transient using first and second maximum
Provided are, among other things, systems, methods and techniques for detecting whether a transient exists within an audio signal. According to one...
Context-based audio filter selection
For context-based audio filter selection, a type module determines a recipient type for a recipient process of an audio signal. The recipient type includes a...
Method and apparatus for identifying acoustic background environments
based on time and speed to enhance...
Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying an acoustic environment of a caller. The method embodiment comprises analyzing...
Selective suppression of audio emitted from an audio source
Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media, such as storage devices and/or storage disks) to implement selective...
Information gauge with analog backup
An information gauge apparatus and method for providing both visual and audio readings of pressure within a pressure vessel. The information gauge apparatus...
Integrated circuit with multipurpose processing and for video/audio
An integrated circuit for video/audio processing in which design resources obtained by development of video/audio devices can also be used for other types of...
Hand-worn device for surface gesture input
Embodiments that relate to energy efficient gesture input on a surface are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a hand-worn device that may include a...
Acoustic line tracing system and method for fluid transfer system
An acoustic line tracing system for tracing a fluid transfer system tubing line includes an acoustic receiver operably connectable to the tubing line and...
Audio headset system and apparatus
According to one embodiment of the technology described herein, a audio headset system is provided, comprising: a speaker; a signal processor configured to...
Two-piece sound processor system for use in an auditory prosthesis system
An exemplary system includes 1) a headpiece module configured to be affixed to a head of a patient and comprising a primary sound processor configured to...
Embedding data in stereo audio using saturation parameter modulation
In some embodiments, a method for embedding data (e.g., metadata for use during post-processing) in a stereo audio signal comprising frames. Each of the frames...
Apparatus and method for generating multimedia data, and apparatus and
method for playing multimedia data
An apparatus and method for generating multimedia data and an apparatus and method for playing multimedia data are disclosed. The apparatus for generating the...
Device and method for optimizing stereophonic or pseudo-stereophonic audio
The invention permits optimum choice of those parameters which form the basis for the generation of stereophonic or pseudo-stereophonic signals. The user is...
Method and apparatus for audio matrix decoding
An audio matrix decoder is provided for decoding input signals L.sub.t and R.sub.t into output signals L.sub.out, C.sub.out, S.sub.out, and R.sub.out. The...
Signal processing based on audio context
Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for determining audio context between an audio source and an audio sink and selecting signal profiles based...
Headphone listening apparatus
In at least one embodiment, a headphone listening apparatus including an audio listening device is provided. The audio listening device is programmed to receive...
Elastic body of audio accessory, audio accessory and electronic device
supporting the same
An elastic body of an audio accessory is provided. The elastic body includes a cylindrical inner cover, at least one outer cover which is elongated from a top...
Automated sound processor with audio signal feature determination and
processing mode adjustment
A method includes determining a first feature of a first audio signal at a first location in a signal processing path and determining, using the first feature,...
Multichannel audio calibration method and apparatus
A method comprising: generating at least one audio signal to be output by at least one speaker for a multi-speaker system; receiving at least two output...
Sound system for establishing a sound zone
A system and method for acoustically reproducing at least two electrical audio signals and establishing at least two sound zones that are represented by...
Method and device for reducing acoustic feedback
Acoustic feedback in an audio device is reduced or eliminated via a feedback compensator. The feedback compensator disposes of at least one adaptive filter...
Systems and methods for protecting a speaker
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods may include a controller configured to be coupled to an audio speaker, wherein the...
Audio signal adapter device and system for transmitting audio signal
An audio signal adapter device and a system for transmitting an audio signal are provided. The audio signal adapter device comprises: a microphone, configured...
Speaker system and method for driving same
Disclosed is a speaker system. The speaker system includes a multimedia unit including a plurality of speaker units, a resonance medium for supporting the...
Earhealth monitoring system and method IV
A system for monitoring sound pressure levels at the ear includes an ambient sound microphone (ASM) for receiving ambient sounds and an ear canal microphone...
Methods for processing mute signals
Viewers use remote controls to generate mute signals based on broadcast programming. Those mute signals are processed into mute messages, which are sent to...
System and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to an
A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for...
System, method and apparatus for transmitting audio signals over a voice
An embodiment of a system for transmitting an audio signal over a voice channel of a voice communication session includes a base station. The base station...
System and method for detecting rated maximum system deviation (RMSD) and
alleviating RMSD mismatch
An FM audio receiver can include a mono/stereo detector that causes the audio receiver to output either a monophonic or a stereophonic signal based on a...
Earbuds and earphones for personal sound system
A personal sound system includes a portable electronic device that provides an analog audio signal to an audio output; an earphone system, connected by wire to...
Integrated audio amplification circuit with multi-functional external
An audio amplification circuit may include an input terminal for receipt of an input signal from a transducer. A signal processor may be coupled to the input...
Audio amplifier with an enhanced current limiter using a proxy signal
An audio amplifier comprising an input block, a plurality of switches, an output filter, a current monitor and a proxy signal generator is provided. The input...