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 new patent  Noise estimation for dynamic sound adjustment

A system that performs noise estimation for an audio adjustment application comprises a coherence calculator that determines at least one coherence value between microphone signals generated by at least two microphones that each independently senses acoustic energy in a listening space. A first microphone of the at least two microphones generates a first microphone signal from the acoustic energy and a second microphone of the at least two microphones generates a second microphone signal from the acoustic energy. ... Bose Corporation

 new patent  Headphone joint

A headphone with a headband and at least one earcup. The at least one earcup is movably coupled to the headband by a joint that is structured to allow rotation of the earcup relative to the headband about two mutually perpendicular axes, and translation along one of these axes.. ... Bose Corporation

 new patent  Engine harmonic enhancement control

In a general aspect, a system includes circuitry for providing an engine harmonic scaling module and a summer. The engine harmonic scaling module is configured to receive a torque signal and a throttle signal, process the torque signal to generate a calibrated torque value, process the throttle signal to generate a throttle percentage value, determine a control parameter based on an examination of the calibrated torque value and the throttle percentage value, determine, based on the control parameter, a harmonic-specific scaling factor for each of one or more engine harmonic signals of a plurality of engine harmonic signals, and apply the corresponding harmonic-specific scaling factor to each of the one or more engine harmonic signals to generate corresponding scaled engine harmonic signals. ... Bose Corporation

Controlling wind noise in a bilateral microphone array

A pair of earphones have microphone arrays each providing a plurality of microphone signals. A processor receives the microphone signals and applies a first set of filters to a subset of the plurality of microphone signals from each of the arrays, the first set of filters inverting the signals below a cutoff frequency, and provides the first-filtered signals and the remainder of the microphone signals from each of the arrays to a second set of filters. ... Bose Corporation

Directional microphone integrated into device case

A case for a portable electronic device includes an enclosed, elongated space extending within the case from an opening in an interior surface of the case. The opening corresponds to the location of a microphone in the device. ... Bose Corporation

On/off head detection of personal acoustic device using an earpiece microphone

A method of controlling a personal acoustic device includes generating a first electrical signal responsive to an acoustic signal incident at a microphone disposed at a location on an earpiece of the personal acoustic device such that the microphone is acoustically coupled to an environment external to the earpiece. A characteristic of a transfer function based on the first electrical signal and a second electrical signal provided to a speaker in the earpiece is determined. ... Bose Corporation

Enhanced-bass open-headphone system

The technology described in this document can be embodied in an apparatus that includes an open headphone, a subwoofer, and a controller. The open headphone includes an electroacoustic transducer, and a support structure for supporting the electroacoustic transducer proximate to a user's ear in an acoustically open configuration. ... Bose Corporation

Passive radiators and related devices

A passive radiator includes an elastomeric member and mass. The elastomeric member defines a suspension structure that has an inner peripheral boarder and an outer peripheral boarder and a first snap-attach feature that is arranged along the outer peripheral boarder of the suspension structure. ... Bose Corporation

Audio systems for providing isolated listening zones

An audio system includes a plurality of near-field speakers arranged in a listening area. A plurality of cross-talk cancellation filters are coupled to the speakers. ... Bose Corporation

Facial recognition system

A recognition system is provided for that includes a camera, at least one speaker, a microphone, and a processor in communication with the camera, the speaker, and the microphone. The processor is configured to recognize faces or devices and to receive a selection of at least one face or device to be monitored. ... Bose Corporation

Backrest speakers with acoustic channels

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a vehicle seat that includes a seat headrest portion for supporting the head of an occupant, and a seat backrest portion for supporting the back of the occupant in a seated position. The backrest portion includes an enclosure for receiving at least a portion of an acoustic transducer. ... Bose Corporation

Earpiece employing cooling and sensation inducing materials

The disclosure is related to compositions having an elastomer and phase change materials, materials having an ability to provide one or more sensations upon contact with a person's skin, or a combination thereof. The compositions are suitable for use in earpieces such as in-ear earpieces.. ... Bose Corporation

Acoustaical devices employing phase change materials

The disclosure is related to materials that includes phase change materials. The materials are suitable for use in acoustical devices such as headphones.. ... Bose Corporation

Adaptive fail-safe power-on control circuit

A circuit includes an input for receiving power from an external power supply, a voltage regulator coupled to the power input and providing regulated voltage to an external circuit and to the power supply control circuit itself, and a first switch coupled between ground and an enable input of the voltage regulator. A control input of the first switch is coupled to the regulated voltage, such that when the voltage regulator provides regulated voltage, the first switch is closed, coupling the enable input to ground, keeping the voltage regulator active. ... Bose Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105082

Active vibration isolation system

An active vibration isolation system for a motor vehicle seat that is adapted to be occupied by a user, includes an active suspension system that supports the seat above a floor of the motor vehicle, where the suspension system comprises at least one actuator that can be controlled to move the seat up and down in the direction of a vertical axis, a first sensor system mounted to the vehicle and that is adapted to sense vehicle height position changes along or parallel to the vertical axis, a second sensor system that is adapted to determine the seat translational position along or parallel to the vertical axis, and a controller that, in response to the first and second sensor systems, is adapted to provide control signals to the active suspension system that cause motions of the seat that are designed to control the height of the user's head or torso as the vehicle undergoes translations along the vertical axis.. . ... Bose Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103332

Simulating acoustic output at a location corresponding to source position data

Systems and methods of simulating acoustic output at a location corresponding to source position data are disclosed. A particular method includes receiving an audio signal and source position data associated with the audio signal. ... Bose Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180103314

Acoustic device

An acoustic device that has a neck loop that is constructed and arranged to be worn around the neck. The neck loop includes a housing with a first acoustic waveguide having a first sound outlet opening, and a second acoustic waveguide having a second sound outlet opening. ... Bose Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180099625

Glass chopped strand mat, glass chopped strand mat roll, method for manufacturing glass chopped strand mat and automotive molded ceiling material

In a glass chopped strand mat, a short chopped strand layer having first glass chopped strands with an average length of 25.4 to 76.2 mm and a long chopped strand layer having second glass chopped strands with an average length of 76.2 to 203.2 mm are laminated, a difference between the average length of the first glass chopped strands and that of the second glass chopped strands is 25.4 mm or greater, the short chopped strand layer occupies 50 to 70 parts by mass, and the long chopped strand layer occupies 30 to 50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the glass chopped strand mat, a mass per unit area of the glass chopped strand mat is 180 g/m2 or lower, and a loss on ignition of the glass chopped strand mat measured on the basis of jis r 3420 is lower than 10%.. . ... Bose Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180098143

Electrostatic discharge protection of microphones

A microphone has a sensing element; a casing surrounds the microphone with an opening that admits sound to the sensing element in a first direction. A spark director includes a first portion spaced away from the casing in a direction opposite the first direction, and a second portion extending from the first portion towards the casing and terminating in a tip separated from the casing by an air gap. ... Bose Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180094116

Flame retardant resin composition and method for producing the same

A flame retardant resin composition includes a thermoplastic resin, flame retardant reinforced fibers, and a flame retardant. The flame retardant reinforced fibers include cellulosic fibers, a phosphorus compound that is grafted to the surface of the cellulosic fibers, and a polyamine compound that is bound to the phosphorus compound. ... Bose Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089728

System and method for streaming media player pre-configuration

A method comprises receiving, at a computer system of a retailer, a request from a gift giver to purchase a streaming music player for a gift recipient, presenting the gift giver with a list of streaming audio channels, receiving, at the computer system of the retailer, a selection by the gift giver of one or more streaming audio channels from the list of streaming audio channels to assign to one or more respective preset selectors of the streaming music player, and assigning the one or more streaming audio channels to the one or more respective preset selectors of the streaming music player during setup of the streaming music player by the gift recipient.. . ... Bose Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088901

Method for changing type of streamed content for an audio system

A method for changing types of streamed content for an audio system in which a first type of streamed content that has a first signal type is received at the audio system and arrangements are made to begin receiving at the audio system a second type of streamed content, where the second type of streamed content has a second signal type that is different than the first signal type.. . ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084344

Managing telephony and entertainment audio in a vehicle audio platform

A signal input module receives at least one of an entertainment audio signal and a telephony audio signal from vehicle sound circuitry. A level control module executes gain level control logic to balance the entertainment audio signal and a telephony audio signal according to a ratio. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180082550

Intelligent wake-up system

A dynamic wake-up alarm is provided-for, including a clock, a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a speaker. The processor may be configured to receive a wake-up rule based on at least two wake-up criteria including a time from the clock and data from the biometric sensor, and evaluate whether the criteria are met to activate an alarm.. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081527

User interface for a sleep system

A user controllable sleep system is provided-for, including at least one biometric sensor, a processor, memory in communication with the processor, a display in communication with the processor, and a user interface. The user interface provides landscape graphics relating to a selected soundscape comprising one or more related sounds. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078735

Sleep assistance device for multiple users

A sleep assistance device is provided-for, including a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a speaker. The processor detects a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078733

Sleep system

A sleep assistance device is provided-for, including a housing, a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a speaker. The processor may detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor based on at least one of a detected change in heartrate, body movement, or respiration. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078732

Sleep assistance device

A sleep assistance device is provided-for, including a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a speaker. The processor detects a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078198

Sleep assessment using a home sleep system

A sleep assessment device is provided for, including biometric sensors for detecting a heart rate, respiration, or movement of a user. The device detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the biometric sensor and logs detected information in a sleep record. ... Bose Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180078197

Sleep quality scoring and improvement

A sleep scoring device is provided for, including a contactless biometric sensor, a processor, memory, and a microphone. The sleep scoring device may detect a user's sleep state by reading signals from the contactless biometric sensor based on at least one of a detected change in heartrate, body movement, or respiration, and log the biometric information. ... Bose Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077485

Loudspeaker system

A multimedia system includes at least a first pair of satellite loudspeakers for radiating left and right channel signals, the satellite loudspeakers having a first lower cutoff frequency. The loudspeaker system also includes a separate subwoofer having a first upper cutoff frequency. ... Bose Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077215

Advertising media processing capabilities

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving, at an intermediate device disposed between a source device and a destination device, capability information indicative of media rendering capabilities of the destination device, and determining to process at the intermediate device at least a portion of data received from the source device. The method also includes generating, responsive to such determination, updated capability information to replace one or more media rendering capabilities of the destination device with corresponding one or more media rendering capabilities of the intermediate device. ... Bose Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070189

Dynamically changing master audio playback device

A method for dynamically changing the master audio playback device of a set that includes at least two audio playback devices, wherein one audio playback device of the set is a set master audio playback device that controls the play of audio data by at least one other slave audio playback device of the set. A first slave audio playback device receives its selection as a new recipient of audio data and, in response, the first slave audio playback device is designated as a new set master audio playback device and the set master audio playback device is designated as a new slave audio playback device. ... Bose Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070187

Multiple room communication system and method

A method for operating a wireless audio playback device that has an electro-acoustic transducer and a microphone, wherein the wireless audio playback device is configured for playback of audio signals received from a plurality of digital audio sources and for synchronized audio playback with one or more other wireless audio playback devices. A particular predefined user action is detected. ... Bose Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180070169

Earphones

A headphone includes a housing defining an enclosed volume, an electro-acoustic transducer dividing the enclosed volume into a front volume and a rear volume, a first port in the housing coupling the front volume to an ear canal of a user, a second port in the housing coupling the front volume to space outside the ear, a third port in the housing coupling the rear volume to space outside the ear, and an ear tip configured to surround the first port and seal the ear canal from space outside the ear. The second port has a diameter and a length that provide an acoustic mass with an acoustic impedance with a high reactive component and a low resistive component.. ... Bose Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180069815

Application-based messaging system using headphones

A system and method for exchanging electronic messages between a mobile electronic device of a first party of a communication including the electronic messages and a mobile electronic device of a second party of the communication, comprises outputting an electronic message in a first format from one of the mobile electronic devices; reading the electronic message in the first format; transcribing the electronic message into a second format; outputting the electronic message in both the first format and the second format to the other of the mobile electronic devices; and selecting by a user of the other of the mobile electronic devices at least one of the first and second formats.. . ... Bose Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180067714

Systems and methods for controlling a modular speaker system

A modular speaker system comprises a first speaker module; at least one second speaker module in communication with the first speaker module; and a controller that receives an instruction to selectively activate, reactivate, or inactivate the at least one second speaker module with respect to the first speaker module.. . ... Bose Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061420

Accessing multiple virtual personal assistants (vpa) from a single device

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes presenting a first user-interface that includes a user-selectable menu of multiple virtual personal assistant (vpa) service providers, and receiving a user-selection identifying a particular vpa service provider. The method also includes receiving a first signal representing input speech data, and processing the first signal to generate a first electronic file that includes at least a portion of the input speech data, the first electronic file being generated in accordance with a specification of the particular vpa service provider. ... Bose Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180061418

Accessing multiple virtual personal assistants (vpa) from a single device

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes presenting a first user-interface that includes a user-selectable menu of multiple virtual personal assistant (vpa) service providers, and receiving a user-selection identifying a particular vpa service provider. The method also includes receiving a first signal representing input speech data, and processing the first signal to generate a first electronic file that includes at least a portion of the input speech data, the first electronic file being generated in accordance with a specification of the particular vpa service provider. ... Bose Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060021

Wireless speaker connection management

A connection management system comprises a wireless speaker including first and second connectors for communicating with two selected audio content source devices, respectively, of at least three audio content source devices; a rules engine that establishes a set of conditions under which the at least three audio content source devices share the first and second connectors of the wireless speaker; and a device allocation system that forms a first communication path between one of the two selected audio content source devices and the first connector of the wireless speaker and forms a second communication path between another of the two selected audio content source devices and the second connector of the wireless speaker at a time in accordance with the set of conditions established by the rules engine.. . ... Bose Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056832

Acoustic transducer assembly disposed in vehicle seat

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a system that includes a seat headrest enclosing at least one first acoustic transducer that generates audio output in a first frequency range. The system also includes an adjustable headrest wing disposed in front of the seat headrest, the headrest wing being pivotally coupled to the seat headrest and adjustable to one of multiple positions. ... Bose Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054670

Earphone having damped ear canal resonance

An earphone includes an electro-acoustic transducer and an earphone assembly. The electro-acoustic transducer is configured to generate an acoustic signal in response to an electrical signal. ... Bose Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054667

Multi-purpose aviation headsets

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a portable apparatus that includes three connection ports. The first connection port is for connecting the portable apparatus to one or more acoustic transducers, the second connection port is for receiving a connection to a microphone, and the third connection port is for receiving a conductor that connects the portable apparatus to a communication module of an aircraft. ... Bose Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180054508

Communications using aviation headsets

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.. ... Bose Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048960

Acoustic device

An acoustic device that is adapted to be worn on the body of a user, with a first acoustic transducer and a second acoustic transducer, where the first transducer is closer to the expected location of a first ear of the user than is the second transducer, a third acoustic transducer and a fourth acoustic transducer, where the third transducer is closer to the expected location of a second ear of the user than is the fourth transducer, and a controller that is adapted to independently control the phase and frequency response of the first, second, third and fourth transducers.. . ... Bose Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048955

Providing isolation from distractions

An apparatus includes a first interface for connecting to a personal computer, a second interface for connecting to a communications device, a third interface for connecting to a headset, a fourth interface for connecting to a speaker, and a processor in control of each of the interfaces. The processor is configured to route audio associated with a communications session on one of the personal computer or the communications device to the speaker, and in response to a user putting on the headset, re-route the audio to the headset.. ... Bose Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047383

Adaptive transducer calibration for fixed feedforward noise attenuation systems

A method is provided for attenuating road noise in a vehicle cabin. The method includes filtering a noise signal representative of road noise with a first fixed filter to provide an attenuation signal, and filtering the attenuation signal with an adaptive filter to provide a first filtered attenuation signal. ... Bose Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047381

Voice sensing using multiple microphones

A noise cancelling headset includes an earpiece, the earpiece including a feedback microphone, a feed-forward microphone, and a noutput driver. A first feedback filter receives an input from at least the first feedback microphone and produces a first filtered feedback signal. ... Bose Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037418

Article supply device

An article supply device has: a transport part that transports transported objects, and a movable block. The movable block is provided with a storage part that can store one of the transported objects in a reception position that communicates with a downstream end of the transport part. ... Bose Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180035947

Temperature-monitoring earbud device

A device for measuring a body temperature includes an earbud configured for insertion into at least a portion of an ear canal of a user to thereby create a substantially sealed ear canal. A temperature sensing element is fixed to the earbud at a location in which the temperature sensing element is thermally coupled to air in the sealed ear canal when the earbud is at least partially inserted into the ear canal. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035246

Transmitting audio over a wireless link

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes receiving, at a first acoustic device, a first data stream representing audio signals encoded using a first encoding scheme, and processing, using one or more processing devices, the first data stream to generate a second data stream representing a portion of the audio signals to be decoded at a second acoustic device. The method also includes transmitting the second data stream over a near-field magnetic induction (nfmi) link to the second acoustic device.. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035205

Entertainment audio processing

An entertainment audio processing system includes a music limiter configured to receive an audio signal, volume control information for music, and volume control information for announcement. The music limiter is further configured to calculate a gain parameter based on a music-to-announcement ratio. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035186

Audio device

An audio device with a structure such as an acoustic waveguide, and first and second spaced acoustic transducers that are carried by the structure. A controller is adapted to change the location of the dominant sound source produced by the transducers together in the far field. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180035184

Audio system having integral handle

An audio system includes a housing that defines an acoustic enclosure, an acoustic driver supported by the housing and arranged to radiate acoustic energy from a front surface of the housing, an acoustic exit located in a rear surface of the housing, opposite the front surface. The acoustic exit has a shape that facilitates a grasping of the housing with a plurality of fingers and the thumb from a single human hand, such that at the plurality of fingers or the thumb can be inserted into the exit while the plurality of fingers or the thumb of the same hand can rest on a top surface of the housing.. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033445

Reducing codec noise in acoustic devices

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes receiving, at a first acoustic device, a representation of an audio signal, and amplifying the representation of the audio signal by a first gain factor to generate an amplified input signal. The method also includes processing the amplified input signal by an audio codec that includes one or more processors to generate a processed signal that represents a portion of the audio signal to be output by a second acoustic device. ... Bose Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033419

Acoustically open headphone with active noise reduction

A headphone includes an electroacoustic transducer and a support structure for suspending the transducer adjacent to a user's ear when worn by the user such that the headphone is acoustically open. A first microphone is coupled to one or more of the transducer and the support structure such that the first microphone is located in a substantially broadband acoustic null of the transducer. ... Bose Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025717

Estimating secondary path magnitude in active noise control

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes receiving a first plurality of values representing a set of current coefficients of an adaptive filter disposed in an active noise cancellation system. The method also includes computing a second plurality of values each of which represents an instantaneous difference between a current coefficient and a corresponding preceding coefficient of the adaptive filter, and estimating, based on the second plurality of values, one or more instantaneous magnitudes of a transfer function that represents an effect of a secondary path of the active noise cancellation system. ... Bose Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023127

Visually determinable genetic testing

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a dna detection technique by which testing can be simply and accurately performed at clinical sites or the like. The present invention provides a gene analysis method which employs, as a detection sample, a single strand nucleotide product that is amplified by ligation, and which can be performed visually in a more simple and rapid way.. ... Bose Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180023116

Method for preparing single-stranded dna product

The purpose of the present invention is to provide the technique of a method for preparing a highly precise single-stranded dna that makes it possible to obtain accurate results even by a simple test in a clinical sites or the like. The invention provides a highly precise single-stranded dna product that can be utilized even in more simple and rapid genetic analyses by taking as the detection sample a single-stranded nucleotide product amplified by ligation, preferably by cycling ligation reaction, without pcr or lcr amplification.. ... Bose Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022908

Molding material mixture and method for producing the same

A molding material mixture contains cellulose nanofibers (cnfs) and at least one base material selected from the group consisting of a resin and fibers. A hydrophobic polymer is chemically bonded to at least some of the —oh groups of the cellulose nanofibers. ... Bose Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022242

Variable gain control in roll compensating seat

Systems and methods for actively isolating a payload from a disturbance. In one example, a seat system for a vehicle includes a seat, a support structure including an actuator configured to move the seat about a pivot axis at a command angle, a sensor positioned to detect vehicle movement, and a controller configured to determine a vehicle roll angle based on an input from the sensor, generate a variable gain based at least on a vehicle roll acceleration determined from the input, wherein the variable gain modulates a gain of a band-pass filter having a fixed bandwidth, generate a command signal based at least on the vehicle roll angle, the controller configured to adjust a magnitude of the command signal relative to an amplitude of the input and apply the band-pass filter, and provide a force command to the actuator to move the seat at a desired command angle.. ... Bose Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020309

Synchronized audio playback devices

A method for synchronizing audio playback by the audio playback devices of a group with at least two audio playback devices, where the group is part of a larger zone of audio playback devices, and where one audio playback device of the zone is a master audio playback device that distributes audio data to other audio playback devices of the zone. An audio play command is received from the master audio playback device at one audio playback device of the group and in response, an audio control command is transmitted from the one audio playback device of the group to at least one other audio playback device of the group.. ... Bose Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020308

Dynamically changing master audio playback device

A method for dynamically changing the master audio playback device of a set that includes at least two audio playback devices, wherein one audio playback device of the set is a set master audio playback device that controls the play of audio data by at least one other slave audio playback device of the set. A first slave audio playback device receives its selection as a new recipient of audio data and, in response, the first slave audio playback device is designated as a new set master audio playback device and the set master audio playback device is designated as a new slave audio playback device. ... Bose Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180018965

Combining gesture and voice user interfaces

A system includes a microphone providing input to a voice user interface (vui), a motion sensor providing input to a gesture-based user interface (gbi), an audio output device, and a processor in communication with the vui, the gbi, and the audio output device. The processor detects a predetermined gesture input to the gbi, and in response to the detection, decreases the volume of audio being output by the audio output device and activates the vui to listen for a command. ... Bose Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180014134

System with speaker, transceiver and related devices

An audio system includes a base station, an interface that enables transmission of audio content from a handheld media device to the base station via a cable, and one or more remote speakers configured to receive the audio content from the base station. The base station includes a housing, a speaker integrated within the housing to produce an audible signal from the audio content provided by the handheld media device, and a transceiver integrated within the housing for wirelessly transmitting the audio content to the one or more remote speakers. ... Bose Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012586

Reducing radio frequency susceptibility in headsets

A headset includes a microphone that detects an acoustic signal, and converts the acoustic signal into a microphone signal, an audio processor that receives the microphone signal, and a twisted pair conductor element coupling the microphone and the audio processor. The twisted pair conductor element self-cancels a radio frequency (rf) field to prevent the rf field from entering the microphone.. ... Bose Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180012584

Voice sensing using multiple microphones

A noise cancelling headset includes first and second earpieces, each earpiece including a respective feedback microphone, a respective feed-forward microphone, and a respective output driver. A first feedback filter receives an input from at least the first feedback microphone and produces a first filtered feedback signal. ... Bose Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170374449

Headset porting

A headset cup having a front cavity and a rear cavity separated by a driver, with a mass port tube connected to the rear port to present a reactive acoustic impedance to the rear cavity, in parallel with a resistive port, the total acoustic response of the rear cavity remaining linear at high power levels. In some embodiments, the mass port tube is made of metal, while the headset cup is otherwise made of plastic.. ... Bose Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170374448

On/off head detection using magnetic field sensing

An on/off head detection system uses magnetic field intensity to determine a configuration, position and/or orientation of a headphone, including whether a headphone is on or off a wearer's head. The system includes a magnetic field sensor configured to detect a magnetic field emitted by a magnetic field source associated with an earpiece of the headphone. ... Bose Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170374443

Directional microphone integrated into device case

A case for a portable electronic device includes an enclosed, elongated space extending within the case from an opening in an interior surface of the case. The opening corresponds to the location of a microphone in the device. ... Bose Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366973

Wireless security system for wireless audio device

A wireless audio device includes one or more electroacoustic transducers and a first wireless transceiver. The device also includes a processor configured to (a) process audio signals received by the transceiver in a first received signal and communicate the processed audio signals to the transducer(s) to cause the transducer(s) to output sound pressure waves, (b) determine that a characteristic of a second received signal independent of the first received signal surpassed at least one threshold, and (c) change a state of the audio device based on the determining.. ... Bose Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366892

Compliant constrained headband spring

A compliant constrained headband spring for audio headphones includes a headband spring element and a stiffness enhancing element coupled to the headband spring element. The compliant constrained headband spring exhibits a first stiffness in an open position and a second stiffness greater than the first stiffness when closed beyond a predetermined point.. ... Bose Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365245

Mitigation of unstable conditions in an active noise control system

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes receiving a portion of a feedback signal of an active noise control (anc) system, and processing the portion of the feedback signal using an adaptive line enhancer (ale) filter to detect a tonal signature. The method also includes determining, by one or more processing devices, that the tonal signature represents an unstable condition, and responsive to determining that the tonal signature represents an unstable condition, generating one or more control signals for adjusting one or more parameters of the anc system, to mitigate the unstable condition.. ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359665

Assembly aid for miniature transducer

An electroacoustic transducer comprises a sleeve extending along a longitudinal axis; a diaphragm coupled to the sleeve at a first end of the sleeve; a subassembly in the sleeve; and an alignment element extending from the subassembly in a direction substantially away from the diaphragm.. . ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359657

Miniature device having an acoustic diaphragm

A method of forming a device having a compliant member includes creating a membrane having one or more elastomeric layers which are at least partially cured. Another elastomeric layer is provided on the membrane in an uncured state. ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359656

Electro-acoustic driver and bobbin therefore

A bobbin for an electro-acoustic driver includes an outer surface, a substantially planar surface at an end of the bobbin, and a bobbin axis that is substantially coaxial with a housing axis. The bobbin is disposable inside a housing and configured to move along the bobbin axis. ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359655

Electro-acoustic driver having compliant diaphragm with stiffening element

An electro-acoustic driver includes a diaphragm formed of a compliant material, a bobbin configured to hold a winding of an electrical conductor and a housing having a housing axis that is substantially coaxial with the bobbin. The diaphragm is fixed to one end of the housing and has a substantially planar shape when the diaphragm is at rest. ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359645

Wireless headset

A wireless headset with a headband that is constructed and arranged to fit over a user's head. The headband includes an antenna that is adapted to transmit and receive wireless signals, and electronic signal processing hardware that is electrically matched to the antenna. ... Bose Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358291

Feedback microphone adaptor for noise canceling headphone

A microphone adaptor comprises a body having a first end, a second end, and an opening extending from the first end to the second end. The second end is in communication with an electro-acoustic driver. ... Bose Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353796

Acoustic device

An acoustic device that is adapted to be worn on the body of a user, with a first acoustic transducer and a second acoustic transducer, where the first transducer is closer to the expected location of a first ear of the user than is the second transducer, a third acoustic transducer and a fourth acoustic transducer, where the third transducer is closer to the expected location of a second ear of the user than is the fourth transducer, and a controller that is adapted to independently control the phase and frequency response of the first, second, third and fourth transducers.. . ... Bose Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353793

Acoustic device

An acoustic device that is adapted to be worn on the body of a user. The acoustic device has an array of acoustic transducers comprising at least three acoustic radiating surfaces, and a controller that is adapted to provide array control signals that independently control the relative phases and amplitudes of each of the transducers.. ... Bose Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339483

On/off head detection of personal acoustic device

A method of controlling a personal acoustic device includes performing a first analysis of one or more of an inner signal output by an inner microphone and an outer signal output by an outer microphone disposed on the personal acoustic device to determine if a buffet event has occurred. A second analysis is performed on or both of the inner and outer signals to determine if a voice event of a user occurred. ... Bose Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337917

Systems and methods of active noise reduction in headphones

Active noise reduction (anr) headphones and associated methods are provided. The anr headphones may include a memory to store a plurality of profiles each including controller information and acoustic parameters in addition to a profile selection routine executable by a processor of the anr headphone. ... Bose Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333069

Scalpel handle having a blade shield utilizing over center spring

A scalpel handle for holding a blade includes a handle member and a finger-operable actuator having a blade shield portion. The actuator is mounted upon the handle member for movement relative thereto between a first condition at which the blade shield portion covers the edge of the blade and a second condition at which the blade shield portion is disposed in out-of-the-way position so that by moving the actuator between the first and second conditions, the blade shield portion is moved between its blade-covering and its out-of-the-way positions. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332168

Processing speech from distributed microphones

A system with a plurality of microphones positioned at different locations, and a modification system in communication with the microphones. The modification system is configured to derive a plurality of audio signals from the plurality of microphones, compute a confidence score for each derived audio signal, and based on the computed confidence scores, use one derived audio signal to modify another audio signal.. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170332163

Acoustic noise reduction audio system having tap control

Acoustic noise reduction (anr) headphones described herein have current detection circuitry that is used to detect current consumed by anr circuitry as a result of pressure changes due to a tapping of a headphone, ear or head of a user. Tapping may be performed to change an audio feature or operating mode. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330566

Distributed volume control for speech recognition

A system includes a first device having a microphone associated with a voice user interface (vui) and a first network interface, a first processor connected to the first network interface and controlling the first device, a second device having a speaker and a second network interface, and a second processor connected to the second network interface and controlling the second device. Upon connection of the second network interface to a network to which the first network interface is connected, the second processor causes the second device to output an identifiable sound through the speaker. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330565

Handling responses to speech processing

A plurality of microphones are positioned at different locations. A dispatch system in communication with the microphones derives a plurality of audio signals from the plurality of microphones, computes a confidence score for each derived audio signal, compares the computed confidence scores. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330564

Processing simultaneous speech from distributed microphones

A plurality of microphones positioned at different locations. A dispatch system in communication with the microphones derives a plurality of audio signals from the plurality of microphones, computes a confidence score for each derived audio signal, and compares the computed confidence scores. ... Bose Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330563

Processing speech from distributed microphones

A system includes a plurality of microphones positioned at different microphone locations, a plurality of loudspeakers positioned at different loudspeaker locations, and a dispatch system in communication with the microphones and loudspeakers. The dispatch system derives a plurality of voice signals from the plurality of microphones, computes a confidence score about the inclusion of a wakeup word for each derived voice signal, compares the computed confidence scores, and based on the comparison, selects at least one of the derived voice signals and transmits at least a portion of the selected signal or signals to a speech processing system.. ... Bose Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311074

Acoustic device

An acoustic device that has a neck loop that is constructed and arranged to be worn around the neck. The neck loop includes a housing with a first acoustic waveguide having a first sound outlet opening, and a second acoustic waveguide having a second sound outlet opening. ... Bose Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170311069

Custom-molding in-ear headphone ear tips

An ear tip for use with an earphone is filled with a uv-curable polymer or other material that hardens when energy is applied, fitted to a user's ear, and exposed to uv light or other appropriate energy, curing or otherwise hardening the material and forming a custom-fit ear tip.. . ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289692

Acoustic device configuration and method

A suspension element coupled to a diaphragm and to a frame of an acoustic device. The suspension element includes a first surround element and a second surround element that are located adjacent to each other. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289687

Headset enabling extraordinary hearing

An apparatus includes a headphone driver and a processor in communication with the headphone driver. The processor is configured to receive an audio setting selection from among a plurality of audio setting selections. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289683

Audio signal processing via crosstalk cancellation for hearing impairment compensation

A system and processes for a proximate-speaker audio compensation system include a first speaker and a second speaker that are proximate to a user. A control unit couples to at least one of the first speaker or the second speaker. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289671

Performing an operation at a headphone system

An on/off head detection system uses magnetic field intensity to determine a configuration, position, and/or orientation of a headphone. In some implementations, the system may determine whether a headphone is on or off a user's head. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170289660

Connection apparatus

In one aspect, an apparatus for connecting a first object to a second object includes a member with a plurality of teeth and an attachment element which includes a plurality of teeth which can engage with the teeth of the member. One of the member and the attachment element are securable to one of the first and second objects. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288625

Audio system equalizing

Processes and devices for equalizing an audio system that is adapted to use a loudspeaker to transduce test audio signals into test sounds. The processes and devices can involve the use of infrared signals to convey information in one or both directions between the audio system and a portable computer device that captures test sounds, calculates audio parameters that can be used in the equalization process, and transmits these audio parameters back to the audio system for its use in equalizing audio signals that are played by the audio system.. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287461

Adaptive modeling of secondary path in an active noise control system

The technology described herein can be embodied in a computer implemented method that includes detecting, by one or more processing devices, onset of an unstable condition in an active noise control system. The method also includes obtaining, responsive to detecting the onset of the unstable condition, updated filter coefficients for a system-identification filter configured to represent a transfer function of a secondary path of the active noise control system. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286051

Clock synchronization for audio playback devices

A method is provided for synchronizing clocks on a plurality of audio playback devices. The method includes receiving a broadcast/multicast acknowledgement packet from a synchronization agent at a first audio playback device of the plurality of audio playback devices. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283538

Cellulose nanofiber powder and method for producing the same

A cellulose nanofiber (cnf) powder of the present invention contains cellulose nanofibers, and a hydrophobic polymer that is chemically bonded to at least some of the —oh groups of the cellulose nanofibers. The cnf powder has the ability to be dispersed in water and to return to a powder form again when an aqueous dispersion of the cnf powder is dried. ... Bose Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282790

Acoustic feedback system

An acoustic feedback system includes a memory and processor to receive at least one of a plurality of output signals from a plurality of sensors. The system determines whether an output signal has reached a first threshold, and sends an audible sound signal to a speaker(s) based on the first threshold. ... Bose Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280233

Audio systems and apparatus for vibration isolation

Vibration isolated audio systems and apparatus are provided. In one example, an audio system may include a housing, an acoustic transducer positioned within an aperture of the housing, the acoustic transducer being configured to deliver acoustic energy based on a received audio signal, and at least one tuned vibration isolator positioned proximate the acoustic transducer and configured to substantially reduce vibration.. ... Bose Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276162

Low profile connection pin for audio system

A connection pin comprises an elongated neck and a base at an end of the neck. The base may include a first portion, a second portion between the first portion and the neck, and a lip between the first portion and the second portion. ... Bose Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272876

Controlling acoustic output through headrest wings

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method for controlling acoustic output radiating through an adjustable wing of a seat headrest. The method includes receiving, from a sensor disposed in the seat headrest, an input signal indicative of a position of the adjustable wing. ... Bose Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267782

Protein assay method specific to tracp-5b (tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b)

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a monoclonal antibody that is useful in specifically assaying tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b (tracp-5b). A hybridoma producing a monoclonal antibody against tracp-5b, said monoclonal antibody showing higher reactivity with tracp-5b than with tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5a (tracp-5a) and, therefore, being specific to tracp-5b, is obtained by cell fusion using, as an antigen, human recombinant tracp-5b purified from silkworm silk gland. ... Bose Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267139

Speaker grill assembly for vehicle seats

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a seat headrest that includes an interior chamber that accommodates an acoustic transducer, and an acoustic channel disposed between the interior chamber and an external opening in the seat headrest. The headrest also includes a soft outer layer disposed around at least a portion of a periphery of the external opening, and a grill mount. ... Bose Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267138

Acoustic output through headrest wings

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a headrest of a seat, the headrest including an enclosure for housing one or more acoustic transducers, and an adjustable headrest wing disposed in front of the enclosure. The headrest wing is coupled to the enclosure by a pivot, and configured to be adjusted to one of multiple positions within an angle range around the pivot. ... Bose Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267137

Connectors for speakers disposed in headrests

The technology can be embodied in a headrest that includes an enclosure that includes one or more acoustic transducers. The headrest includes a bar for mounting on a backrest of the seat, such that the mounted headrest is movable with respect to the backrest to different positions over an adjustable range. ... Bose Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264995

Speaker modules having different module housing geometries and similar acoustic properties

An array of speaker modules includes a first speaker module having at least one electroacoustic driver and a housing that together define a first acoustic cavity having a first cavity volume. The array also includes a second speaker module having at least one electroacoustic driver and a housing that together define a first enclosed volume that is greater than the first cavity volume by a first volume difference. ... Bose Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264992

Compliant constrained headband spring

A compliant constrained headband spring for audio headphones includes a headband spring element and a stiffness enhancing element coupled to the headband spring element. The compliant constrained headband spring exhibits a first stiffness in an open position and a second stiffness greater than the first stiffness when closed beyond a predetermined point.. ... Bose Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257693

Headphone joint

A headphone with a headband and at least one earcup. The at least one earcup is movably coupled to the headband by a joint that is structured to allow rotation of the earcup relative to the headband about two mutually perpendicular axes, and translation along one of these axes.. ... Bose Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257073

Vehicle engine sound management

An active sound management system comprises a transducer that senses an actual sound or vibration from a sound generating source and generates a transducer signal in response to sensing the actual sound or vibration; a harmonic extractor device that extracts a plurality of harmonics from the transducer signal; and a harmonic modifier device that adjusts a feature of the extracted harmonic to be within a predetermined threshold with respect to a target harmonic corresponding to a desired sound.. . ... Bose Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253155

Vehicle plant active suspension control based on vehicle position

A system and method that establishes a confidence in a vehicle position determined by a vehicle position determination system and uses the established confidence to change a behavior of an active suspension system of a plant in the vehicle.. . ... Bose Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170251287

Vehicle headrest

A vehicle headrest includes a main body portion having a front surface arranged to support a back of a head of a user. The main body portion includes first and second speakers which are disposed within the main body portion, and a cushion layer that is configured to surround the speakers and provide cushioning for a user's head. ... Bose Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245049

Acoustic element for a speaker

A speaker includes an electroacoustic driver, a first wall that includes an integral suspension element, and a mass suspended by the suspension element to form a passive radiator. Acoustic energy from the electroacoustic driver can cause the passive radiator to move.. ... Bose Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170245033

Speaker

A speaker includes a housing, a member secured to the housing, and a locking pin which passes through a first portion of the speaker. The member substantially covers at least two sides of the locking pin. ... Bose Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242654

Interactive sound reproducing

An audio system attachable to a computer includes a sound reproduction device for producing audible sound from audio signals. The sound reproduction device includes a radio tuner and a powered speaker. ... Bose Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236508

Flexible waveguide band

A flexible waveguide band is provided for that may be worn by a user around their neck, for example. The flexible waveguide band includes a spine, such as a pliable rod; a plurality of vertebrae mounted on the spine, with each vertebra including at least one waveguide channel guide; and an encapsulating potting material. ... Bose Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170230746

Ear cushion for headphone

A headphone comprises at least one cushion constructed and arranged for contact with a wearer, the at least one cushion comprising an interior region; an electro-acoustical driver that transmits a sound towards an ear canal of the wearer of the headphone; and a plurality of segments comprising a sound absorbing material that at least partially fill the interior region of the cushion.. . ... Bose Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170226003

Glass composition for glass fiber

Provided is a glass composition for glass fiber allowing spinning to be stably performed without mixing of red foreign substances into glass fibers. The glass composition for glass fiber includes, in relation to the total amount thereof, sio2 in a content falling within a range from 57.0 to 60.0% by mass, al2o3 in a content falling within a range from 17.5 to 20.0% by mass, mgo in a content falling within a range from 8.5 to 12.0% by mass, cao in a content falling within a range from 10.0 to 13.0% by mass and b2o3 in a content falling within a range from 0.5 to 1.5% by mass, the total content of sio2, al2o3, mgo and cao being 98.0% by mass or more.. ... Bose Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223443

Pressure equalization in earphones

An earphone includes an acoustic transducer and a housing that includes a first acoustic chamber acoustically coupled to a first side of the acoustic transducer and a second acoustical chamber acoustically coupled to a second side of the acoustic transducer. The housing further includes a port acoustically coupling the first acoustic chamber and the second acoustic chamber. ... Bose Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170220239

Bi-directional control for touch interfaces

A user interface for an electronic device incorporating a touch sensitive display forms a touch input zone on a portion of the display. The touch input zone is split into two sections separated by an origin axis. ... Bose Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214996

Sidetone generation using multiple microphones

The technology described in this document can be embodied in an apparatus that includes an input device, a sidetone generator, and an acoustic transducer. The input device includes a set of two or more microphones, and is configured to produce digitized samples of sound captured by the set of two or more microphones. ... Bose Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203673

Seat system for a vehicle

A seat system for a vehicle includes a seat having a seat bottom on which a person can sit. An intermediate support structure is secured to the seat and the vehicle which allows the seat to rotate relative to the vehicle. ... Bose Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203627

Variable tracking active suspension system

An active suspension system for a sprung mass that is supported and movable relative to an unsprung mass. The active suspension system has a suspension that comprises an electromagnetic actuator that is adapted to produce an arbitrary force on the sprung mass that is independent of the position, velocity and acceleration of the sprung mass, a control system that provides control signals that cause the suspension to exert force on the sprung mass, to control the position of the sprung mass relative to the unsprung mass, wherein the control system implements a control algorithm with one or more constants, and a user interface that is operable to cause a change of one or more of the control algorithm constants so as to vary how closely motion of the sprung mass follows motion of the unsprung mass.. ... Bose Corporation

07/13/17 / #[problem]

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07/13/17 / #20170201837

Transferring acoustic performance between two devices

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes receiving information indicative of an acoustic transfer function of a first acoustic device, and obtaining a set of calibration parameters that represent a calibration of a second acoustic device with respect to the first acoustic device. The method includes determining a set of operating parameters for the second acoustic device based at least in part on (i) the acoustic transfer function and (ii) the calibration parameters. ... Bose Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170201823

Headphone

A headphone that has a support structure that is adapted to sit on a head or upper torso of a user, a first acoustic driver carried by the support structure such that the first acoustic driver is located off of an ear of the user, wherein the first acoustic driver has front and rear sides and sound is radiated from both sides of the first acoustic driver, and a structure that defines a first acoustic chamber on the front side of the first acoustic driver and with at least one opening therein, and a second acoustic chamber on the rear side of the first acoustic driver and with at least one opening therein. At low frequencies a polar pattern of the first acoustic driver behaves approximately like a dipole, and at high frequencies a polar pattern of the first acoustic driver exhibits a higher order directional pattern. ... Bose Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170201822

Headphone

A headphone that has a support structure that is adapted to sit on a head or upper torso of a user, a first acoustic driver carried by the support structure such that the first acoustic driver is located off of an ear of the user, wherein the first acoustic driver has front and rear sides and sound is radiated from both sides of the first acoustic driver, and a structure that defines a first acoustic chamber on the front side of the first acoustic driver and with at least one opening therein, and a second acoustic chamber on the rear side of the first acoustic driver and with at least one opening therein. At low frequencies a polar pattern of the first acoustic driver behaves approximately like a dipole, and at high frequencies a polar pattern of the first acoustic driver exhibits a higher order directional pattern. ... Bose Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170200444

Systems and methods of active noise reduction in headphones

Active noise reduction (anr) headphones and associated methods are provided. The anr headphones may include a memory to store a plurality of profiles each including controller information and acoustic parameters in addition to a profile selection routine executable by a processor of the anr headphone. ... Bose Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170195980

Synchronizing clocks in a network

The subject technology can be embodied in a method that includes receiving, at a first device, a first signal and a second signal, the first and second signals being transmitted from a second device at two different time points. The method also includes obtaining, by the first device, transmission time-gap information representing a difference between the two different time points, and determining reception time-gap information representing a difference between two time points, the reception time-gap information being calculated based on a first clock signal. ... Bose Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170195802

Binaural hearing assistance operation

A method of operating a hearing assistance system that includes a binaural hearing device with first and second earpieces, each earpiece adapted to be worn over, on or in one ear. Each earpiece has an electroacoustic transducer that converts an input electrical audio signal for the ear into sound, and at least one microphone that converts sound into an electrical microphone output signal. ... Bose Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170195761

Relative positioning of speakers

An apparatus for positioning two speakers relative to each other includes a link member with a first securing through hole and a first plurality of adjusting through holes. A first anchor plate which can be secured to a first speaker has a second securing through hole. ... Bose Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170193977

Arraying speakers for a uniform driver field

A method and system for a noise cancellation comprises an amplifier in communication with the three or more speakers disposed in an area. A system controller produces a driver signal for each of the speakers in response to a signal from at least one microphone detecting sound in the area and communicates the driver signals to the amplifier. ... Bose Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170188135

Acoustic resistive elements for ported transducer enclosure

An apparatus includes an enclosure capable of receiving a transducer for converting electrical signals into audible signals. The apparatus also includes one or more structures within the enclosure defining one or more channels, each channel having one end located within the enclosure and another end that is external to the enclosure. ... Bose Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170188134

Reducing ported transducer array enclosure noise

An apparatus includes an enclosure capable of receiving an array of transducers for converting electrical signals into steered audible signals. The apparatus also includes one or more structures within the enclosure defining a port having one end located within the enclosure and another end that is external to the enclosure. ... Bose Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170188128

Noise reduction with in-ear headphone

An in-ear headphone comprises an earbud body constructed and arranged for positioning in an ear canal of a wearer, and configured to have a distal end farther into the ear canal than a proximal end. The earbud body includes a cavity and an opening to the cavity. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180852

Orientation-responsive acoustic array control

An audio device includes a casing configured for operation in a first orientation and a second orientation different from the first orientation, an orientation input device disposed on the casing to detect an orientation of the casing relative to the direction of the force of gravity, and a plurality of acoustic drivers disposed on the casing and operable to form a plurality of acoustic interference arrays, each of which is associated with one of a plurality of audio channels. The acoustic drivers of the audio device operate in a first frequency range and modify at least one of the acoustic interference arrays in response to a change in the orientation detected by the orientation input device.. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180848

Mitigating effects of cavity resonance in speakers

The technology described in the document can be embodied in a speaker that includes a housing, at least one electro-acoustic driver including a diaphragm, and a cover secured to one or more of the housing and driver. The cover is configured to partially extend over the diaphragm to affect an associated cavity resonance frequency of an air cavity adjacent to the diaphragm.. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180846

Conformable adaptors for diffraction slots in speakers

The technology described in the document can be embodied in a speaker that includes one or more drivers, and an acoustic horn that includes a first side panel and a second side panel. Edges of the first and second side panels defines an opening for receiving acoustic outputs from one or more drivers. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170180840

Acoustic noise reduction audio system having tap control

Acoustic noise reduction (anr) headphones described herein have current detection circuitry that is used to detect current consumed by anr circuitry as a result of pressure changes due to a tapping of a headphone. Tapping may be performed to change an audio feature or operating mode. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170178615

Air adsorbing and sound absorbing structure

An air adsorbing and sound absorbing structure with a first portion comprising a first material comprising an open-celled foam with an air-adsorbing material coupled to the foam, where the first portion has a first air adsorption capacity and a first density. There is a second portion fixed to or integral with the first portion, wherein the second portion comprises one or more of: a different material than the first material, a second air adsorption capacity that is different than the first air adsorption capacity, and a second density that is different than the first density.. ... Bose Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170173862

Air adsorbing and sound absorbing structure

An air adsorbing and sound absorbing structure with a first portion comprising a first material comprising an open-celled foam with an air-adsorbing material coupled to the foam, where the first portion has a first air adsorption capacity and a first density. There is a second portion fixed to or integral with the first portion, wherein the second portion comprises one or more of: a different material than the first material, a second air adsorption capacity that is different than the first air adsorption capacity, and a second density that is different than the first density.. ... Bose Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170164125

Dynamic sound adjustment

Among other things, one or more non-transitory machine-readable media storing instructions are described. The stored instructions are executable by one or more processing devices to perform operations comprising analyzing an effect of noise in a spatial unit on sound in the spatial unit, at least part of the sound being produced by audio signals; selecting an adjustment curve among a group of adjustment curves based on one or more characteristics of the noise; and determining an amount of adjustment to be made to the audio signals based on the analyzed effect and the selected adjustment curve.. ... Bose Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170164113

Voice coil bobbin for an electroacoustic transducer

An apparatus includes a voice coil bobbin for an electroacoustic driver. The bobbin has a plurality of cutouts for venting an interior of the bobbin. ... Bose Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170164093

Earpiece

An earpiece includes a body having an acoustic driver and an output aperture. A sealing structure extends from a region adjacent the output aperture to hold the output aperture adjacent to the entrance of a user's ear canal. ... Bose Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170164090

Headphones with cable management

Headphones that have one or two earphones. A headband carries the earphones such that they are held against the head of a wearer. ... Bose Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170155994

Noise reduction with in-ear headphone

An in-ear headphone comprises an earbud body constructed and arranged for positioning in an ear canal of a wearer, and configured to have a distal end farther into the ear canal than a proximal end. The earbud body includes a cavity and an opening to the cavity. ... Bose Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142532

Double-talk detection for acoustic echo cancellation

An acoustic echo canceller includes an adaptive filter and a double-talk detector. The adaptive filter includes a linear filter and a coefficient calculator. ... Bose Corporation








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