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Mark Triplett, Jonathan P Lang, Hrishikesh Gossain: Systems and methods for networked music playback including remote add to queue. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 6, 2017: US09674587 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate discovery and remote configuration of content for playback via a multimedia playback network are disclosed. An example method includes facilitating identification of multimedia content being played, the identification including a ...


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Lie Lu, Jun Wang, Alan Seefeldt, Mingqing Hu: Equalizer controller and controlling method. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, April 11, 2017: US09621124 (1 worldwide citation)

Equalizer controller and controlling method are disclosed. In one embodiment, an equalizer controller includes an audio classifier for identifying the audio type of an audio signal in real time; and an adjusting unit for adjusting an equalizer in a continuous manner based on the confidence value of ...


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Hannes Muesch: Ratio of speech to non-speech audio such as for elderly or hearing-impaired listeners. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, July 23, 2013: US08494840 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to audio signal processing and speech enhancement. In accordance with one aspect, the invention combines a high-quality audio program that is a mix of speech and non-speech audio with a lower-quality copy of the speech components contained in the audio program for the purpose o ...


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David Robinson: Loudness level control for audio reception and decoding equipment. Eldon Technology, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, August 30, 2016: US09430185 (1 worldwide citation)

The application discusses a computer implemented method and apparatus for performing audio equalization in an audio receiver device, such as an integrated receiver/decoder or set top box, or integrated TV, connected to one or more audio playback devices, such as a television unit, computer screen an ...


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Mohan Perumal Karthik, Sivaramakrishnan Subramanaiam, Praveen Krishna: Method and apparatus for synchronization of slave clock to master clock. ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL, Patent Capital Group, February 28, 2017: US09584302 (1 worldwide citation)

Existing synchronization methods can be inefficient in hardware-assisted implementations because of the effects of various jittery events. Thus, a method and an apparatus are provided to synchronize a slave device's clock to a master device's clock for a hardware-assisted implementation. The method ...


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Kihyeon Kim, Kyutae Hwang, Sukjin Chang, Sangjoon Park, Taenyon Kim, Sungje An, Euihwan Bae: Display device mounted on steering wheel of vehicle and control method thereof. LG Electronics, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, January 24, 2017: US09552148 (1 worldwide citation)

A display device installed on a steering wheel of a vehicle. The display device includes a display configured to display a GUI (Graphic User Interface) having an indicator indicating a rotation of the steering wheel; a sensing unit configured to sense whether or not the steering wheel is rotated; an ...


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Hirosuke Miki, Yoshihiro Ohtani: Audio/video processing unit and control method thereof. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 29, 2010: US07746904 (1 worldwide citation)

A home theater includes a main unit section and at least one speaker section. The main unit section includes a communication section which receives an AV stream from an AV stream transmission device and via a communication network, a demux section which separates the AV stream into a video stream an ...


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Eung sik Yoon, Sung han Lee, Yong jin Kang: Method and apparatus for expanding wireless rear speaker in home theater system. Samsung Electronics, Stanzione & Kim, August 19, 2014: US08811908 (1 worldwide citation)

A wireless rear speaker expanding apparatus which allows wired rear speakers to expand as wireless rear speakers by attaching a card-type wireless module in a home theater system includes a main body unit to reproduce a multi-channel audio stream from a recording medium, to extract a rear channel au ...


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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 (1 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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Kenji Matahira, Haruki Uehara: Synchronizer for ensemble on different sorts of music data, automatic player musical instrument and method of synchronization. Yamaha Corporation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 20, 2012: US08138407 (1 worldwide citation)

In order to establish an automatic player piano and a home theater system in synchronization for ensemble, a set of playback pattern data expresses a series of pitch names, and is stored in a memory system independent of an audio data file and a music data file; while an audio signal is being suppli ...



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