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9043006 Acoustic characteristics setting support system and acoustic characteristics setting apparatus  
An audio setting application of a smart phone acquires tuning data from a tuning data setting server, which meets a search condition specified by a user. The audio setting application performs...
9043005 Music collection navigation device and method  
An audio navigation device comprising an input means for inputting two or more audio pieces into the navigation device; a spatialization means for allocating a position in the form of a unique...
9042574 Processing audio signals  
Audio signals are processed for use in a communication event. A data store may be queried to obtain an indication of an echo direction, which relates to a direction from which audio signals output...
9042573 Processing signals  
Beamformer coefficients may include a plurality of sets of theoretical statistical data for theoretical signals. Each theoretical signal may have its own particular attributes. The statistical...
9037278 System and method of predicting user audio file preferences  
A computerized method of automatically determining a user's potential liking for an unknown audio file, based upon a reference audio file that the user likes. Each audio file is analyzed into...
9037465 Automatic disclosure detection  
A method of detecting pre-determined phrases to determine compliance quality is provided. The method includes determining whether at least one of an event or a precursor event has occurred based...
9037679 Efficient high availability storage systems  
A server configured to form part of a data protection group, wherein the server comprises a memory, a transceiver configured to receive a request to store a data file from another device, and a...
9037275 Playback speed control apparatus and playback speed control method  
A playback speed control apparatus, which controls play-back speed according to rotation of an operation unit (15) that is rotatable, includes: a rotation speed detection unit (15c) that detects...
9037277 Systems and methods for initiating action based on audio output device  
Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for initiating one or more actions based at least in part on an audio output device. Upon connection of an audio output device such as...
9037274 Audio converter device and method for using the same  
An audio converter device and a method for using the same. The audio converter device receives the digital audio data from a first device via a local area network. The audio converter device...
9037276 Dynamic setting of increments on an amplitude scale  
The dynamic setting of an increment on an amplitude scale of an output signal includes receiving a user input requesting a change in an amplitude of the output signal. The amplitude of an external...
9031257 Processing signals  
Method, device and computer program product for processing signals at the device. Signals are received, over a range of angles, at a plurality of sensors of the device, the received signals...
9031677 Automatic genre-based voice prompts  
An adaptive prompt system includes a plurality of audio files, each of the audio files representing a particular genre and having audible characteristics associated with the particular genre, a...
9031679 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing a plurality of pre-encoded payloads to generate a packet stream transmission  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing a plurality of pre-encoded payloads in a stream transmission are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes receiving a...
9031260 Electronic musical apparatus having a playback control circuit  
A band division apparatus obtains an analog low-band signal, an analog intermediate-band signal and an analog high-band signal from a digital sound signal. In the band division apparatus, a...
9031244 Smart audio settings  
Embodiments described herein provide for smart configuration of audio settings for a playback device. According to an embodiment, when a user adjusts the audio settings of a playback device during...
9031678 Audio time stretch method and associated apparatus  
An audio time stretch method and associated apparatus is provided. The method includes steps of calculating an energy level according to amplitudes of a plurality of received data, and determining...
9031255 Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide low-latency audio  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide for low-latency delivery and playback of audio are disclosed. In one embodiment, an example audio system includes multiple...
9026237 Generating audio impressions of data  
A system for generating audio impressions of data for a visually-impaired user. The system receives data that is displayable by a chart. The data comprises a plurality of values. The system...
9026236 Audio signal processing apparatus, audio coding apparatus, and audio decoding apparatus  
To provide an audio signal processing apparatus which can perform, with low operation amount, audio signal processing that is either time stretch and/or compression processing or frequency...
9025775 Apparatus and method for adjusting spatial cue information of a multichannel audio signal  
An apparatus for enhancing a multichannel audio signal comprising at least two channels configured to: estimate a value representing a direction of arrival associated with a first audio signal...
9025022 Method and apparatus for gesture recognition using a two dimensional imaging device  
Certain aspects of an apparatus and method for gesture recognition using a two Dimensional (2D) imaging device may include capturing a first image of a hand in a first position, capturing a second...
9020623 Methods and apparatus to provide an infrared signal  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to provide an infrared signal are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an infrared provider to receive a first signal from a first...
9020621 Network based media enhancement function based on an identifier  
A network based processing element for processing audio information improves the understanding of speech or music for intended listeners based on an identifier. The processing involves performing...
9020620 Recording apparatus and method for a storage medium exchange during recording  
Recording devices are often used to record discussions, conferences, meetings and the like. The recorded information is reviewed or processed afterwards for example in order to prepare minutes or...
9018508 Playing apparatus, method, and program recording medium  
A sensor obtains an angular rate of a stick member. A sound source map includes plural areas disposed in a virtual space. CPU presumes a direction of a turning axis of the stick member based on...
9020161 System for headphone equalization  
A system for headphone equalization includes a stored set of predetermined tone burst reference signals and a stored set of predetermined tone burst test signals that form a range of frequencies...
9020622 Audio monitoring system and method of use  
A method includes receiving audible sound signals such as the cries of a baby via a microphone of a monitor, and processing the signals to identify whether a predetermined acoustic signature is...
9014831 Server side audio file beat mixing  
A server-side audio file beat mixing device and method are provided that enable users to create custom “DJ-style Beat Mixed” play lists of songs that are then mixed continuously on a host computer...
9014834 Multi-channel pairing in a media system  
Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. Particularly, the...
9014833 System for reproduction of media content  
There is provided a system for reproduction of media content. The system includes at least one sound reproduction apparatus being wirelessly connectable to at least one control apparatus via at...
9014832 Augmenting media content in a media sharing group  
Augmentation of media content in a media sharing group is provided for a plurality of devices by receiving an identification of an Internet radio station; establishing communication with the...
9014401 Mixing apparatus  
Once a human operator selects one output channel using a port setting key and SEL key, output port parameters of a plurality of output ports connected with the selected output channel are...
9008812 Method and apparatus for using selected content tracks from two or more program channels to automatically generate a blended mix channel for playback to a user upon selection of a corresponding preset button on a user interface  
A method and apparatus are provided for generating a personalized radio channel playlist by simultaneously buffering multiple received channels from one or more source streams, and then selecting...
9008634 System and method for providing media content selections  
A system and method using events to traverse a content selection path for the purpose of providing media content selections are provided. In general, events are defined based on one or more...
9008810 Coding apparatus and method, decoding apparatus and method, and program storage medium  
In order to obtain coded data which does not strike viewers and listeners as being incongruous, when plural audio data are to be coded, a coding program groups the respective audio data into one...
9008811 Methods and systems for adaptive time-frequency resolution in digital data coding  
Embodiments are described for a system and method for implementing an adaptive time-frequency resolution in audio and video coding systems. A method of adaptively transforming the time-frequency...
8998637 Electronic accessories for digital music players and related methods  
Embodiments of electronic accessories for digital music players are disclosed herein. Other examples and related methods are also disclosed herein.
9002486 Audio systems and methods  
An audio recorder may be configured to automatically send a copy of recorded audio to one or more destinations, such as, one or more default destinations associated with the audio recorder. The...
9002487 System and method for data reception and transmission in audible frequency band  
Disclosed are a system and a method for transceiving data in an audio frequency band. The system includes a data input unit to input data for acoustic communication into an audio signal, a...
9002489 Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, and program  
A signal processing apparatus includes an absolute value unit configured to convert an audio signal into absolute values, a representative value calculation unit configured to calculate...
9002490 Methods and systems for generating frictionless social experience environment  
Methods for implementing shared experiences using mobile computing devices comprise capturing audio waves associated with a media using a built-in microphone of a mobile computing device, the...
9002488 Clock synthesis systems, circuits and methods  
A clock synthesis system may include a feed forward divider circuit configured to divide a source clock signal by one of a plurality of integers in response to a select signal to generate a...
8995685 Apparatus, systems and methods for limiting output volume of a media presentation device  
Volume limiting systems and methods are operable to limit volume output from media presentation devices. An exemplary embodiment detects a sound using a microphone, wherein the sound corresponds...
8996147 Dynamically updated audio juke box  
Embodiments discussed herein are directed to an apparatus and method for providing a library of audio files. In one embodiment, a receiver records a number of music tracks or other audio files...
8996146 Automatic digital music library builder  
A digital music library builder including a casing, a receiver socket on the casing through which analog audio is received, an analog-to-digital converter housed within the casing for converting...
8995240 Playback using positioning information  
Systems and methods to determine a position of a base with respect to a playback device and evaluating whether the position is proper or improper given an orientation of the playback device are...
8996376 Intelligent text-to-speech conversion  
Techniques for improved text-to-speech processing are disclosed. The improved text-to-speech processing can convert text from an electronic document into an audio output that includes speech...
8996380 Methods and systems for synchronizing media  
Systems and methods of synchronizing media are provided. A client device may be used to capture a sample of a media stream being rendered by a media rendering source. The client device sends the...
8996149 Portable radio sets  
Embodiments of the present invention may include a box-shaped housing having an upper face; a sound output device for reproducing sound; and an attachment device provided on the upper face of the...