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Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi
Adil Mouhssine, Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi: Audio encoding and decoding method and associated audio encoder, audio decoder and computer programs. France Telecom, Drinker Biddle & Reath, June 11, 2013: US08462970 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for ordering spectral parameters of ambisonic components to be encoded (A1, . . . , AQ) originating from an audio scene comprising N signals (Sii=1 to N), in which N>1, comprising the following steps: calculation of the respective influence of at least some spectral ...


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Elias Nemer
Elias Nemer, Wilfrid LeBlanc, Syavosh Zad Issa, Jes Thyssen: Single-microphone wind noise suppression. Broadcom Corporation, Fiala & Weaver P L L C, February 2, 2016: US09253568

A technique for suppressing non-stationary noise, such as wind noise, in an audio signal is described. In accordance with the technique, a series of frames of the audio signal is analyzed to detect whether the audio signal comprises non-stationary noise. If it is detected that the audio signal compr ...


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Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi
Adil Mouhssine, Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi: Audio encoding and decoding method and associated audio encoder, audio decoder and computer programs. France Telecom, Drinker Biddle Reath, July 16, 2013: US08488824

The invention relates to a method for sequencing spectral components of elements to be encoded (A1, . . . , AQ) originating from an audio scene comprising N signals (Sii=1 to N), in which N>1, an element to be encoded comprising spectral components associated with respective spectral bands, characte ...


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William H. Gates III
Richard T Lord, Robert W Lord, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Roderick A Hyde, Lowell L Wood Jr, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Victoria Y H Wood, Charles Whitmer, Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C Burger, Ranveer Chandra, William H Gates III, Paul Holman, Jordin T Kare, Craig J Mundie, Tim Paek, Desney S Tan, Lin Zhong, Matthew G Dyor: Audible assistance. Elwha, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, August 19, 2014: US08811638

Techniques for sensory enhancement and augmentation are described. Some embodiments provide an audible assistance facilitator system (“AAFS”) configured to provide audible assistance to a user via a hearing device. In one embodiment, the AAFS receives data that represents an utterance of a speaker r ...


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Marshall T Rose, Lee H Stein, Nathaniel S Borenstein, Carlyn M Lowery, Darren New, Einar Stefferud: Computerized payment system for purchasing goods and services on the internet. First Virtual Holdings Incorporated, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 26, 1998: US05757917 (770 worldwide citation)

A method and system for use on a quasi-public network, such as the Internet, to enable users of the network to conduct commercial transactions involving a payment of funds by one user to another user of the network. The method includes operating a computer system for sending and receiving messages f ...


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James C Anderson: Hearing aid with wireless remote processor. Richard F Benway, Martin M Santa, February 24, 1998: US05721783 (521 worldwide citation)

A hearing aid or audio communication system includes an earpiece (10) that can be hidden in the ear canal, and which communicates wirelessly with a remote processor unit, or RPU (16), that enhances audio signals and can be concealed under clothing. Sounds from the environment are picked up by a micr ...


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Michael V Scanlon: Acoustic monitoring system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Paul S Clohan Jr, William Eshelman, Mark Kelly, December 29, 1998: US05853005 (302 worldwide citation)

A transducer in communication with fluid in a pad held in close contact against a sound or movement source monitors acoustic signals transferred into the fluid. The signal pattern is monitored aurally and/or compared to predetermined reference patterns, and optional control and stimulation means can ...


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Peter M Seligman, Richard C Dowell, Peter J Blamey: Multi-peak speech procession. Cochlear, The University of Melbourne, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, March 17, 1992: US05095904 (281 worldwide citation)

An improved pulsatile system for a cochlear prosthesis is disclosed. The system employs a multi-spectral peak coding strategy to extract a number, for example five, of spectral peaks from an incoming acoustic signal received by a microphone. It encodes this information into sequential pulses that ar ...


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Joseph H Schulman, John C Gord, Primoz Strojnik, David I Whitmoyer, James H Wolfe: Voltage/current control system for a human tissue stimulator. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 4, 1996: US05522865 (274 worldwide citation)

A tissue stimulating system includes an external transmitter for transmitting a data signal to an implanted stimulator. The implanted stimulator includes a processor for generating stimulation signals for application to a plurality of tissue stimulating electrodes through respective isolated output ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Joseph H Schulman: Implantable multichannel stimulator. Fitch Evan Tabin & Flannery, November 5, 1996: US05571148 (268 worldwide citation)

A multichannel stimulation system includes a plurality of implantable microminiature stimulators (microstimulators), each being connected to a respective implanted electrode or electrode array. Each microstimulator is selectively operable as controlled by an external (non-implanted) control unit. Th ...



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