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Dynamic layers for navigation database systems

In one embodiment, a layer application generates navigation-related data based on observations associated with vehicles. In operation, the layer application generates an attribute based on a first observation associated with a vehicle and an observation type. The layer application then compares the attribute to an existing road database to generate... Harman International Industries Inc

Generating road segment attributes based on spatial referencing

In one embodiment, an attribute application associates content with a road segment. In operation, the attribute application generates a spatial reference identifier based on coordinates associated with the attribute. The attribute application then generates an attribute based on the content and the spatial reference identifier. Finally, the attribute application transmits... Harman International Industries Inc

Clustering observations of objects along roads for navigation-related operations

In one embodiment, a cluster application generates navigation-related data based on observations received from vehicles. In operation, the cluster application computes an oriented distance between two observed object positions based on a heading, where each observed object position is associated with a different one of two observations. The cluster application... Harman International Industries Inc

Automating repairs to audio systems

In one embodiment, a healing engine included in an audio system enables the audio system to perform self-repair operations. Upon detecting that an audio device included in the audio system has failed, the healing engine executes repair operations. First, the healing engine identifies any new audio devices added to the... Harman International Industries Inc

Vehicle speaker arrangement

An audio system for a vehicle is provided with a woofer speaker having a front side for producing a required bass-range acoustic output in a passenger compartment of the vehicle and a back side having an infinite baffle. The audio system includes a bass-compatible speaker disposed in the passenger compartment... Harman International Industries Inc

Cognitive load driving assistant

In one embodiment, a cognitive load driving assistant increases driving safety based on cognitive loads. In operation, the cognitive load driving assistant computes a current cognitive load of a driver based on sensor data. If the current cognitive load exceeds a threshold cognitive load, then the cognitive load driving assistant... Harman International Industries Inc

In-vehicle projection display system with dynamic display area

The various embodiments set forth a method for displaying information on one or more surfaces of a vehicle, the method comprising acquiring position data associated with a driver of the vehicle, calculating a current field-of-view of the driver based on the position data, determining a suitable surface for displaying visual... Harman International Industries Inc

Approach for detecting alert signals in changing environments

In an audio system, an audio signal is preprocessed to provide an input signal to a fast detector and a slow detector, the input signal comprising alert signals and ambient sounds. The slow detector determines the ambient sound level of the input signal which is output to an alert signal... Harman International Industries Inc

Suspension system mechanism

A suspension system is provided with a frame to mount to a side surface of a speaker cabinet with a plurality of apertures formed therethrough. The suspension system is also provided with a lever arm with a proximal end and a distal end that are both adapted to connect to... Harman International Industries Inc

Pseudo force device

A system for exerting forces on a user. The system includes a user-mounted device having one or more masses disposed along one or more tracks. The system further includes a processor configured to generate a first actuator control signal to configure a first actuator to move a first mass included... Harman International Industries Inc

Systems and methods for signal mixing

Systems and methods for a signal mixing device are provided. An example method includes generating a mixing request during a live performance based on sensed mouth movement when sensed audio from the mouth is less than a threshold. In such an example method, the sensed mouth movement may be generated... Harman International Industries Inc

Mounting system

Cantilevered retention systems for architectural systems are provided herein. As one example, a cantilevered retention system may include a support structure, a cantilever structure comprising a threaded channel and an L-shaped hook structure, and one or more retention sources configured to bias the cantilever structure to a first position, the... Harman International Industries Inc

Lane detection

A lane detection method and a lane detection system mounted on a first vehicle are provided. The methods includes: calculating on which lane a first vehicle is located based on vehicle-to-vehicle data received by the first vehicle from at least one neighboring vehicle, where the neighboring vehicle means another vehicle... Harman International Industries Inc

Image capture and earpiece sizing system and method

A method and system for sizing an earpiece include situating a calibration device proximate a user's ear. The user holds an image capture device so as to aim the image capture device at the user's ear. The user then touches and holds a random area of the touch screen display... Harman International Industries Inc

Acoustic presence detector

One or more embodiments set forth an audio presence detection system, with a memory that includes an acoustic presence detection application, and a processor that executes the acoustic presence detection application. The audio presence detection system receives a first input signal associated with a first speaker, and receives a second... Harman International Industries Inc

Hybrid active noise control

A technique for reducing noise in a listening environment. The technique includes dividing the listening environment into a plurality of zones, where each zone is associated with a different active noise cancellation (ANC) system. A boundary between a first zone included in the plurality of zones and a second zone... Harman International Industries Inc

Neural network-based loudspeaker modeling with a deconvolution filter

A technique for controlling a loudspeaker system with an artificial neural network includes filtering, with a deconvolution filter, a measured system response of a loudspeaker and a reverberant environment in which the loudspeaker is disposed to generate a filtered response, wherein the measured system response corresponds to an audio input... Harman International Industries Inc

Composite insulation for reducing broadband aircraft noise

A composite insulation is included between the skin of an aircraft and interior trim panels. The composite insulation includes multiple layers of micro-perforate material interspersed with layers of semi-rigid material. For a given thickness, the composite insulation provides superior transmission loss over a wide range of frequencies, including low frequencies,... Harman International Industries Inc

Systems and methods for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Systems and method for vehicle-to-vehicle communication are provided. In one example, a vehicle system may include one or more sub-systems, an in-vehicle computing system, and an inter-vehicle communication system. The in-vehicle computing system may be configured to generate and/or update trust scores for the one or more sub-systems based on... Harman International Industries Inc

Techniques for tuning the distortion response of a loudspeaker

A corrector is configured to transform audio signals to compensate for unwanted distortion characteristics of a loudspeaker. A tuning filter is configured to transform audio signals to incorporate desired distortion characteristics associated with a target loudspeaker. By chaining together the tuning filter and the corrector, an audio signal can be... Harman International Industries Inc

Distributed vehicle audio system

A system for controlling an audio device that includes a memory storing an audio processing application and a processor that is coupled to the memory. When executing the audio processing application, the processor is configured to determine an amplifier parameter based on an audio signal, encode the amplifier parameter to... Harman International Industries Inc

Redistributing gain to reduce near field noise in head-worn audio systems

In one embodiment, a gain redistribution application restructures gains associated with multiple microphones included in a head-worn audio system to minimize near field noise. In response to a sound generated by a sound source, the microphones generate input signals. The gain redistribution application performs mixing operations on the input signals... Harman International Industries Inc

System for networked routing of audio in a live sound system

A computing system automates the configuration and management of a live sound system that includes a processor and memory for building in a GUI of a display a representation of the live sound system for a venue. The system loads a venue template that includes loudspeaker arrays and related properties... Harman International Industries Inc

Trajectory detection

A trajectory detection method and a trajectory detection system are provided. The method includes: receiving, on a first vehicle, from a second vehicle, dynamic data containing at least one dynamic feature of the second vehicle; detecting a relative position of the second vehicle with regard to the first vehicle using... Harman International Industries Inc

Determining presentation time in avb networks

Embodiments are disclosed for a device for determining a presentation time for a generated packet. An example device includes a communication interface communicatively connectable to another device and configured to transmit data, a processor, and a storage device that stores instructions executable by the processor to receive a stream packet,... Harman International Industries Inc

Connecting one electronic device to internet through another electronic device

Method for connecting a first electronic device to internet through another electronic device and first electronic devices are provided. The method includes: the first electronic device broadcasting an acoustic signal which carries configuration information for configuring access point, where the configuration information includes an access point identifier, where the configuration... Harman International Industries Inc

Operating system startup acceleration

Embodiments are disclosed for methods and systems for selectively initializing elements of an operating system of a computing device. In some embodiments, a method of selectively loading hardware instances for a computing device includes receiving a notification identifying a driver for a hardware instance, initializing the driver identified in the... Harman International Industries Inc

Operating system startup acceleration

Embodiments are disclosed for methods and systems for selectively initializing elements of an operating system of a computing device. In some embodiments, a method of selectively loading classes during an initialization of an operating system of a computing device comprises starting a service-loading process, loading critical services via the service-loading... Harman International Industries Inc

Isolation and enhancement of short duration speech prompts in an automotive system

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for enhancing speech prompts in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes an audio processor that is electrically coupled to a plurality of loudspeakers in a vehicle. The audio processor being programmed to provide entertainment data to the plurality of loudspeakers for playback... Harman International Industries Inc

Acoustic lens system for loudspeakers

An acoustic lens may improve the directional audio performance of a loudspeaker. Application of the improved directional audio performance to a sound system in a listening area may improve the performance of the audio system. The acoustic lens (or phase plug) may be acoustically opaque and partially fill the cavity... Harman International Industries Inc

L-brackets for mounting with extended mobility range

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to mounting brackets for speakers. In some embodiments, a mounting bracket includes a first plate portion; a second plate portion, the second plate portion perpendicular to the first plate portion; and a slot extending continuously from the first plate portion to the second plate portion.... Harman International Industries Inc

Controlling vehicle systems with mobile devices

Embodiments are disclosed for an in-vehicle system and methods of controlling vehicle systems with a mobile device in communication with the in-vehicle system. In one embodiment, an in-vehicle system includes a display device and an interface system communicatively connected to one or more vehicle sensors. The interface system may be... Harman International Industries Inc

Operating system startup acceleration

Embodiments are disclosed for methods and systems for selectively initializing elements of an operating system of a computing device. In some embodiments, a method of selectively loading classes during an initialization of an operating system of a computing device comprises initializing a virtual machine, loading classes selected from a first... Harman International Industries Inc

Text rule based multi-accent speech recognition with single acoustic model and automatic accent detection

Embodiments are disclosed for recognizing speech in a computing system. An example speech recognition method includes receiving metadata at a generation unit that includes a database of accented substrings, generating, via the generation unit, accent-corrected phonetic data for words included in the metadata, the accent-corrected phonetic data representing different pronunciations... Harman International Industries Inc

System for perceived enhancement and restoration of compressed audio signals

A system for processing compressed audio includes a signal enhancer module configured to generate one or more signal treatments. The one or more signal treatments may be generated by the signal enhancer module based on analysis of the incoming audio signal. Alternatively, or in addition, characteristics of the incoming audio... Harman International Industries Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150289

Cloud hosted audio rendering based upon device and environment profiles

Systems and method for requesting audio content that is stored in a cloud network and accessed by many different audio devices where each of the audio devices may have an optimal type of audio encoding, format, and characteristic in addition to being located in different types of listening environment that... Harman International Industries Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150423

Pedestrian detection

Wi-Fi based position information communicating methods, vehicle mounted communication devices, and pedestrian devices are provided. One of the methods includes: a communication device mounted on a first vehicle determining whether position information of a second vehicle, whose distance to the first vehicle is shorter than a first predetermined distance, is... Harman International Industries Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134859

Apparatus and providing at least one speaker assembly

A speaker assembly may include a first woofer speaker electronically coupled to a first electronic circuit including high-Q filter configured to provide first audio signals having frequencies between 200-2000 Hz to the first woofer speaker. The speaker assembly may further include at least one second woofer speaker electronically coupled to... Harman International Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127174

Earphones and earbuds with physiologic sensors

An earphone with a physiologic sensor includes a housing; a speaker in the housing; an enhancer comprising a body mounted on the housing and adapted to be secured in the ear to acoustically couple the speaker to the user's ear; and an optical physiologic sensor disposed inside the enhancer, the... Harman International Industries Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113664

Systems and methods for detecting surprising events in vehicles

A driver assistance system is presented, including an event detector which comprises a set of rules defining a surprising event based on signals reflecting a vehicle operator input signals from an object detection sensor. An event data file generator is configured to generate an event data file according to rules... Harman International Industries Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101054

Inter-vehicle communication for roadside assistance

Embodiments are disclosed for an example inter-vehicle communications system. The example inter-vehicle communications system includes a plurality of vehicles, each of the vehicles equipped with: a transceiver capable of sending and receiving wireless signals, a display screen, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to... Harman International Industries Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078811

Media content playback system and method

A media apparatus for selecting a media source to provide media content to a playback device that plays back the media content as at least one of audio and video content may include a controller programmed to detect a media zone that includes a playback device, detect a presence of... Harman International Industries Inc

03/09/17 / #20170067750

Methods and systems for driver assistance

Embodiments are disclosed for driver assistance. An example driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a sensor module communicatively coupled to one or more sensors, a user interface to receive input from a user, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to determine a route... Harman International Industries Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070819

Earphones with bimodally fitting earbuds and bass preservation capabilities

In one embodiment, earphones with bimodally fitting earbuds enable accurate reproduction of music while exposing a wearer to environmental noises on one side of the wearer. More specifically, an open earbud is designed to create a substantially open (i.e., unsealed) sound chamber around one ear while a closed earbud is... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059687

Device-location estimation based on rssi measurements over wifi and bluetooth

Examples of systems and methods for estimating a device location are disclosed. In one example, a device locating system includes three or more sensor devices, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable to determine an estimated location of a scanned device based on a received signal strength indication... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064442

Techniques for optimizing the polarities of audio input channels

In one embodiment, a polarity optimizer determines optimal polarities of audio input channels. In operation, the polarity optimizer generates multiple polarity combinations, where each polarity combination specifies a different combination of polarities of the audio input channels. For each of these polarity combinations, the polarity optimizer combines inverted and/or non-inverted... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064445

Customization of a vehicle audio system

Embodiments are provided for customizing an audio system of a vehicle. An example computing device for customization of an audio system of a vehicle includes a display configured to present a user interface, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to generate the user interface... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052540

Systems and methods for driver assistance

Embodiments are disclosed for an example driver assistance system for a vehicle. The example driver assistance system includes a sensor module communicatively coupled to one or more sensors, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to, responsive to detecting an entry condition, disengage control of... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053534

Systems and methods for driver assistance

Embodiments are disclosed for an example vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. The example vehicle-to-vehicle communication system includes a user input interface configured to receive a user input, an inter-vehicle communication system capable of communicating with a navigation system of a second vehicle, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055067

Thin high performance constant directivity waveguide and speaker

A loudspeaker includes a horn and a compression driver in a shallow package for installation in a wall, e.g., a four inch wide wall. The total depth for this loudspeaker may be about 3 and ¾ inches. A low frequency speaker can be supported by the frame and dimensioned to... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055253

Metadata distribution in a network

Embodiments are disclosed for network devices and metadata transmission/receipt in a network. An example network device in a daisy-chain or ring network includes a network interface device, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to allocate a channel in the network as a metadata channel,... Harman International Industries Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039029

Speaker

A speaker is provided. The speaker may include: a sensor adapted to sensing object movement within its sensing range; and a processing device configured to generate a volume control instruction if the sensor senses one of the following movements of an object: movement away from the first sensor, and movement... Harman International Industries Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034648

Automatic speaker setup

In one embodiment, a computer-program product embodied in a non-transitory computer readable medium that is programmed for performing an automatic speaker setup is provided. The computer-program product includes instructions for wirelessly receiving, via Near Field Communication (NFC), speaker information for at least one speaker in a speaker system. The computer-program... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026735

Gesture control earphone

An earphone and a media player system are provided. The earphone may include: a first sensor unit and a second sensor unit respectively mounted on a left portion and a right portion of the earphone, adapted to sensing gestures and generating signals according to the sensed gestures, where the left... Harman International Industries Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025507

Vehicle camera image processing

Methods and systems for developing image processing in a vehicle are described. In an example, a system, a tool or method may be used to determine the effect of changing parameters for processing the image data from a vehicle camera without actually processing the image. The image may be processed... Harman International Industries Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364321

Universal remote monitor mixer system

A system may include a mobile device configured to transmit at least one system variable control signal indicative of an audio processing command, and a translation controller distinct and separate from the mobile device. The translation controller may be configured to receive the system variable control signal, and transmit a... Harman International Industries Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366894

Headphone ear cushion

A headphone is provided with a housing and a transducer. The housing has a baffle surface with a recess formed therein and an edge formed about a periphery of the baffle surface. The transducer disposed in the recess and supported by the housing. The headphone is also provided with an... Harman International Industries Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353786

Baffle for line array loudspeaker

A loudspeaker baffle that provides variable sound patterns is described. The baffle may support non-low frequency sound sources and a waveguide to provide varying sound beam patterns. The baffle may include a center mount adapted to receive a plurality of audio outputs and a plurality of low frequency apertures to... Harman International Industries Inc

11/30/17 / #20170347191

Asymmetrical passive group delay beamforming

A loudspeaker configured to provide asymmetrical beam coverage. A first group of drivers to outputs a first beam pattern. A second group of drivers, which is different from the first group of drivers, is configured to output a second beam pattern. A transmission line is adapted to output signals to... Harman International Industries Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339481

Earpiece system

In one embodiment, an earpiece system comprising an enhancer is provided. The enhancer is configured to receive an earbud of a speaker and to fit in a user's ear. The enhancer includes a first portion having a first surface that defines a concave crus relief feature. The enhancer further includes... Harman International Industries Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311062

Outdoor loudspeaker with integral lighting

An outdoor loudspeaker that is weather resistant and includes environmental lighting is described. The lamp is mounted to a cap at the top of the loudspeaker. An audio driver is mounted below the lamp. A system outdoor loudspeakers is also described. The lighting circuitry and the audio circuitry is separate,... Harman International Industries Inc

10/19/17 / #20170303044

Loudspeaker motor and suspension system

A loudspeaker includes a voice coil in a balanced state. In the loudspeaker, at least a first suspension element acts on a first side of the voice coil, and at least a second suspension element acts on a second side of the voice coil. The loudspeaker includes a symmetric magnet... Harman International Industries Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291541

Modifying an audio panorama to indicate the presence of danger or other events of interest

A personal safety system detects imminent danger or other event of interest and then modifies a sound panorama to focus a user's attention towards the direction of the danger or other event of interest. The personal safety system may isolate sounds originating from the direction of the danger or other... Harman International Industries Inc

10/05/17 / #20170290140

Electromagnetic shield for an electronic device

An electronic device including a substrate having opposing top and bottom surfaces is provided. A ground layer is disposed in the substrate. An electrically conductive chassis has a mounting surface to receive the bottom surface of the substrate and is in electrical contact with the ground layer by a ground... Harman International Industries Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251314

Wireless speaker system

An audio playback device may include a speaker configured to play media content, at least one interface including a switch, a transceiver configured to one of transmit the media content to first audio playback device and receive the media content from a second audio playback device; and a controller configured... Harman International Industries Inc

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08/24/17 / #20170243111

Neural network-based parameter estimation of loudspeakers

A technique for estimating a set of parameter values for a lumped parameter model of a loudspeaker. The technique includes determining, via a neural network model, a first set of parameter values for the LPM of the loudspeaker based on an audio input signal and a first measured response of... Harman International Industries Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245045

Auto-calibrating noise canceling headphone

A sound system is provided with a headphone that includes a transducer and at least one microphone. The sound system also includes an equalization filter and a loop filter circuit. The equalization filter is adapted to equalize an audio input signal based on at least one predetermined coefficient. The loop... Harman International Industries Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245078

System and wireless microphone transmitter tracking using a plurality of antennas

In at least one embodiment, a system for monitoring movement of a wireless microphone that transmits an audio signal on a stage is provided. The system includes a plurality of antennas for being positioned on stage and each being positioned on a different zone of the stage and each being... Harman International Industries Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223451

Approach for partially preserving music in the presence of intelligible speech

An audio processing system for a listening device includes an input device, a voice activity detector and a ratio-based attenuator. The input device is configured to receive a first audio signal emanating from an environment and including a signal of interest. The voice activity detector is configured to generate a... Harman International Industries Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203682

Techniques for optimizing vehicle headlights based on situational awareness

In one embodiment, a headlight control subsystem optimizes headlamps associated with a vehicle. In operation, the headlight control subsystem receives image data and performs image detection operations that identify one or more objects included in the image. The headlight control subsystem then performs lighting calculations that determine characteristics of vehicle... Harman International Industries Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206913

Voice affect modification

A technique for modifying an affect of a voice. The technique includes determining an emotional state associated with a person, and modifying one or more acoustic characteristics of a voice sample acquired from the person based on the emotional state to alter an affect associated with the voice sample. The... Harman International Industries Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193975

Active noise-control system with source-separated reference signal

The various embodiments set forth an active noise cancellation system that includes a source separation algorithm. The source separation algorithm enables the identification of acoustic inputs from a particular sound source based on a reference signal generated with one or more microphones. Consequently, the identified acoustic inputs can be cancelled... Harman International Industries Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194021

Crowdsourced database for sound identification

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for determining a set of sound parameters associated with a sound type. The technique includes receiving, via a network and from each a first plurality of remote computing devices, an audio recording of a first sound type and a descriptor... Harman International Industries Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195818

Directional sound modification

Various embodiments are directed towards an approach to modifying sound within an environment. In one aspect, a system includes one or more audio sensors coupled to a processor and arranged to detect sounds within the environment and further includes one or more audio output devices coupled to the processor. The... Harman International Industries Inc

06/29/17 / #20170188172

Binaural headphone rendering with head tracking

A sound enhancement system (SES) that can enhance reproduction of sound emitted by headphones and other sound systems is disclosed. The SES improves sound reproduction by simulating a desired sound system without including unwanted artifacts typically associated with simulations of sound systems. The SES facilitates such improvements by transforming sound... Harman International Industries Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178469

Fan-driven force device

A system for exerting forces on a user. The system includes a user-mounted device including one or more force exerting devices, one or more sensors configured to acquire sensor data, and a processor coupled to the one or more force exerting devices and to the one or more sensors. The... Harman International Industries Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153268

Center of gravity shifting force device

A system for exerting forces on a user. The system includes a user-mounted device including one or more masses, one or more sensors configured to acquire sensor data, and a processor coupled to the one or more sensors. The processor is configured to determine at least one of an orientation... Harman International Industries Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150252

Adjusting speakers using facial recognition

Embodiments herein describe an audio system that adjusts based on the location of a person. That is, instead of relying on fixed speakers, the audio system adjusts the direction of audio output for one or more speakers to optimize the performance of the audio system based on the location of... Harman International Industries Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140649

Parking limit notification system

A notification system is configured to determine a set of parking restrictions associated with a parking space where a driver parks a vehicle. The set of parking restrictions indicate a particular allotment of time that the vehicle may be parked in the parking space. The notification system then sets a... Harman International Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127204

Speaker system charging station

A speaker assembly is provided with a housing, at least one transducer supported by the housing, and a controller. The controller is adapted to receive a first audio signal from a first audio source and a second audio signal from a second audio source. The controller is programmed to prioritize... Harman International Industries Inc

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04/27/17 / #20170118204

Techniques for hearable authentication

The various embodiments set forth an apparatus comprising an earpiece, a sensor configured to measure an inherent attribute associated with a user, a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a wireless access point of a wireless communication network, and a controller. The controller is configured to establish authenticated access to... Harman International Industries Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109152

Techniques for updating components of a computer device while enabling components for availability

A computing device for receiving an update package comprising a plurality of updates for a plurality of hardware and/or software components of the computer device. An update engine may determine a time order for performing the updates based on relationships and groupings of the updates. The update engine may identify... Harman International Industries Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105069

Removable speaker system

A speaker assembly is provided with a housing, a first speaker and a second speaker both supported by the housing, and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine a location of the housing relative to a docking station. The controller is further programmed to disable the second speaker and... Harman International Industries Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099539

Headphones with thermal control

The various embodiments set forth a headphone apparatus that includes a first earcup, a sensor included in the first earcup, and a controller. The first earcup is coupled to a headband, and includes a loudspeaker system and a thermal control subsystem. The controller is configured to detect an output generated... Harman International Industries Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089963

Techniques for improving swept sine analyses

A software application uncovers phase spreading that corrupts the linear response filters of a nonlinear system and executes a corrective algorithm that generates true-phase filters of the response over all nonlinear orders used in the analysis. The application first outputs a signal with logarithmically changing frequency, as a stimulus to... Harman International Industries Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090870

Technique for determining nonlinear order-separated responses of nonlinear systems including linear response at system typical input levels

A software application characterizes a nonlinear system by applying a series of test signals at full power and performing an algorithm on the resulting outputs to determine the true linear response and the order-separated outputs. The application generates a baseline test signal, multiplied by a gain factor. The application inputs... Harman International Industries Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083284

Wireless speaker system

A wireless speaker system may include a primary speaker including a first transceiver and a second transceiver and programmed to receive audio data from a mobile device at the first transceiver, and at least one secondary speaker including a receiver and programmed to receive a wireless signal including the audio... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060526

Audio system with multi-screen application

A playback device for automatically switching between audio content received from a plurality of media devices may include at least one speaker configured to emit first audio content corresponding to video content received from a first media device. The playback device may also include a wireless transceiver configured to receive... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064476

Headphone response measurement and equalization

An apparatus for evaluating performance of a headphone assembly is provided with a base and a support having a proximal end extending from the base. The support includes a distal end that is adapted for supporting a headphone assembly, and the support includes a pair of opposing sides that are... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053666

Environment sensing intelligent apparatus

An audio playback device may drive an audio reproduction device at a volume level. An audio capture device may convert sound waves into audio input. An environment sensing device may detect, based on the audio input, environmental conditions surrounding a user of the audio playback device, the environmental conditions including... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055084

Inverted dual coil transducer

A dual coil transducer is provided that has a low profile construction. The transducer includes a voice coil disposed around a central region of the transducer, a diaphragm with flexible suspension extending generally outwardly from the central region and including an inner edge attached to the voice coil, where the... Harman International Industries Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032806

Active noise cancellation improving voice recognition performance

In at least one embodiment, a vehicle active noise cancellation (ANC) apparatus including an ANC controller is disclosed. The ANC controller is operably coupled to at least one error microphone. The ANC controller is configured to receive a first signal indicative of environmental noise that propagates through a vehicle cabin... Harman International Industries Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034640

Techniques for optimizing the fidelity of a remote recording

In one embodiment, a recording optimizer included in a recorder optimizes the fidelity of output signals. In operation, the recorder receives and records two sets of input signals—one set of input signals received via microphones included in the recorder and another set of input signals received as line-inputs from a... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026732

Eartip that conforms to a user's ear canal

One or more embodiments set forth include a personal aural device that includes an expandable eartip. The expandable eartip has a contracted state and an expanded state. The expandable eartip includes an insertion sensor configured to receive an indication that the eartip has been placed in an ear of a... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024185

Nomadic device for controlling one or more portable speakers

An apparatus for receiving audio data from a nomadic device is provided. The apparatus comprises a first portable speaker for being operably coupled to the nomadic device. The nomadic device receives first information indicative of a first crossover frequency for the first portable speaker and determines the first crossover frequency... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026740

Audio enhancement via opportunistic use of microphones

An audio processing system includes a group of microphones associated with a dynamic network of microphones and a receiver. The receiver is configured to identify a first signal received by a microphone in the plurality of microphones that is designated as a primary microphone, and identify a subset of microphones... Harman International Industries Inc








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