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Jeroen Heuvelman, Steven Taylor Pancoast, Christopher D Coley: Computer-controlled home theater independent user-control. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Jeroen Heuvelman, June 10, 2003: US06577326 (9 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment system comprises a sub-system with audio/video functionalities, a computer and a device interface that interconnects the sub-system and the computer. The computer controls the sub-system through a software application The computer and the sub-system have separate user-controls. ...


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Daniele Giacobello, Jason Wung, Joshua Atkins, Ramin Pichevar, Raghavendra Prabhu: Voice quality enhancement techniques, speech recognition techniques, and related systems. Apple, Ganz Pollard, April 25, 2017: US09633671 (8 worldwide citation)

An echo canceller can be arranged to receive an input signal and to receive a reference signal. The echo canceller can subtract a linear component of the reference signal from the input signal. A noise suppressor can suppress non-linear effects of the reference signal in the input signal in correspo ...


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Inoue Yoshifumi, Mizoguchi Masahiko: Repeater apparatus and method for controlling the same. Matsushita Electric, August 8, 2007: EP1816868-A1 (8 worldwide citation)

In a home theater system having a source apparatus, a repeater apparatus and a sink apparatus connected in the recited order, when connected to a sink apparatus, whatever type it is, the repeater apparatus provides the source apparatus with video and audio signal format information that allows corre ...


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Paul Chambers, Christopher D Coley, Marshall Williams, Jeroen Heuvelman: Line-quadrupler in home theater uses line-doubler of AV-part and scaler in graphics controller of PC-part. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gwen Le Pennec, August 20, 2002: US06437828 (8 worldwide citation)

A home theater comprises a video processing sub-system and a PC capable of controlling the sub-system. The sub-system has a de-interlacer/line doubler and the PC has a graphics controller with scaling capability. The combination of the line doubler and the scaler is made to function as a line quadru ...


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Frederick Jaye Akers: Methods, systems, kits, and fabrications of acoustic-panel-based build-in wall structures providing for variable linear spans. Feature Presentation, Joseph Fischer, Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire P A, June 13, 2006: US07059093 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods, kits, systems and fabrications of home theater presentation rooms, audio listening rooms, and other types of rooms having acoustical panels (collectively, “acoustical-paneled rooms”) are arranged inside existing wall structures, such as in a house. The component acoustical panels and bridgi ...


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Cary L Christie: Dual mono center channel. Levisohn Berger & Langsam, July 19, 2005: US06918461 (7 worldwide citation)

A pair of matched monaural speakers are added inside conventional left and right stereo speaker housings so that the left, right and flat panel monitor appear joined in a seamless aesthetic effect. The added speakers are provided with center channel monaural sound, making it appear as though such so ...


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Noel Lee, Demian Martin: Surround sound positioning tower system and method. Monster Cable Products, LaRiviere Grubman & Payne, July 3, 2007: US07237648 (6 worldwide citation)

A surround sound system and method involving a surround sound tower (10) having planar speakers (11b); a base plate (20); and a structure for positioning (30) the surround sound tower on the base plate (20), the surround sound tower (10) being mounted on, and normal to, the positioning structure (30 ...


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Craig Barr: Home entertainment apparatus and method. T L Miller, June 2, 2009: US07542814 (6 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment system or home theater includes an audio/visual program source with a stereo or surround sound system. An apparatus and method according to the present invention adds supplemental audio content to live or pre-recorded events, such as football games, baseball games, and other spo ...


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Moorer James A: Multi-channel surround sound mastering and reproduction techniques that preserve spatial harmonics in three dimensions. Sonic Solutions, January 15, 2003: EP1275272-A1 (6 worldwide citation)

Techniques of making a recording of or transmitting a sound field from either multiple monaural or directional sound signals that reproduce through multiple discrete loud speakers a sound field with spatial harmonics that substantially exactly match those of the original sound field. Monaural sound ...


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Zachary B Smith, Grant M Erickson, Jay D Logue, Matthew G Neeley: Service directory profile for a fabric network. Google, January 24, 2017: US09553843 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for obtaining service directory information for a remote service including sending a service endpoint query to a remote service requesting a directory of locations within the service. In response to service endpoint query, obtaining the service directory information includes rece ...