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 new patent  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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated

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 Incorporated








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