Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Distributed wireless speaker system with automatic configuration determination when new speakers are added. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 15, 2016: US09288597 (63 worldwide citation)

In an audio speaker network, setup of speaker location, sound track or channel assignation, and speaker parameters is facilitated by an application detecting speaker locations and prompting a user to input rough room boundaries and a desired listener location in the room. Based on this, optimum spea ...

James R Milne, Tuan A Hoang, Mathew Alan Boytim, J Alexander Easley, Michael Thomas Augustyn, Thomas Stein: Distributed digital signal processing for vehicle audio systems. Delco Electronics Corporation, Jimmy L Funke, November 9, 1999: US05983087 (53 worldwide citation)

A radio with a tuner and other program sources uses a digital signal processor (DSP) to enhance the audio signal and to generate a stream of digital data including audio data and control data corresponding to loudness functions. A fiber optic data link couples the data stream to a plurality of remot ...

James R Milne, Kirstin Connors, Trisha Ann Sachie Yasuhara: Accelerometer-based tapping user interface. Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation, September 24, 2013: US08542189 (34 worldwide citation)

A CE device for, e.g., displaying the time can incorporate an accelerometer to provide various features and enhancements. For example, tapping of the housing as sensed by the accelerometer may be used for controlling various application modes of the device.

Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Distributed wireless speaker system. SONY CORPORATION, John L Rogitz, January 31, 2017: US09560449 (26 worldwide citation)

A user is guided through various setup routines to optimize speaker parameters and/or positions and/or frequency assignations for the particular space in which the speaker system is located and intended to be used. This can be done using an application downloaded from a cloud server to a smart phone ...

James Huston, James R Milne: Lower power wake-up device. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Miller Patent Services, Jerry A Miller, September 13, 2011: US08019316 (10 worldwide citation)

A circuit producing a wake-up signal with a frequency selective RF amplifier that produces an amplified RF output. An RF detector detects the RF output and produces a signal W indicative of the the RF output signal's presence. A threshold detector determines if the amplified output signal has reache ...

Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Wireless speaker system with distributed low (bass) frequency. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, July 26, 2016: US09402145 (3 worldwide citation)

A speaker system comprised of more than one speaker, which utilizes the known characteristics and location of each speaker to enhance low frequency (low (bass) frequency) performance of the system.

Gregory Peter Carlsson, James R Milne, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J Zustak: Distributed wireless speaker system with light show. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, August 23, 2016: US09426551 (2 worldwide citation)

In an audio speaker network, the individual speakers of the network have lamps on them that are controlled to present a light show in synchrony with the audio being played by the system.

Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Wireless speaker system with noise cancelation. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, June 14, 2016: US09369801 (2 worldwide citation)

A networked-speaker system which includes noise cancelling for active suppression of unwanted sounds. Feed-forward or feed-back cancelation can be used as appropriate for the location of the microphone sensing the noise.

Charles McCoy, James R Milne, True Xiong: Portable device to portable device wireless power transfer methods and systems. Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 21, 2017: US09577463 (2 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments provide a portable consumer electronic device comprising: a battery; a user interface configured to provide a user with information and receive inputs from a user; and a wireless power distribution circuitry coupled with the battery, wherein the wireless power distribution circuitry ...

Robert Hardacker, James R Milne, Bob Unger: Systems and methods for securing a digital communications link. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 4, 2013: US08457175 (2 worldwide citation)

The frequency of a digital data signal, such as a digital video signal, is intentionally varied or hopped before being sent over a network. This frequency hopping may be performed in accordance with a frequency hopping pattern shared with only intended receivers. The digital data signal may be furth ...