Real Time Touch



new TOP 200 Companies filing patents this week

new Companies with the Most Patent Filings (2010+)




Real Time Touch

Bose Corporation patents


Recent patent applications related to Bose Corporation. Bose Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Bose Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Bose Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | Company Directory "B" | Bose Corporation-related inventors


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

Acoustic device with passive radiators

An acoustic device includes an enclosure defining an internal cavity. A first passive radiator arrangement including a first passive radiator diaphragm is arranged along a first side of the internal cavity and a second passive radiator diaphragm arranged along a second, opposite side. ... Bose Corporation

Acoustic device having an electro-acoustic trasducer mounted to a passive radiator diaphragm

An acoustic device includes first and second acoustic cavities which are air tight. A first passive radiator includes a first passive radiator diaphragm that has a rear surface which is exposed to the first acoustic cavity. ... Bose Corporation

Audio signal processing for noise reduction

Audio device systems and methods are provided to enhance speech pick-up from a user. The systems and methods receive signals from a plurality of microphones coupled to one or more earpieces. ... Bose Corporation

Earbud frame for acoustic driver and complimentary ear tip

An earbud may include an acoustic driver. The acoustic driver may include a diaphragm and a magnetic circuit. ... Bose Corporation

Systems and methods of detecting speech activity of headphone user

A headphone system is provided that includes a left and right earpiece having a left and right microphone, respectively, to receive left and right acoustic signals and provide left and right signals for processing. The left and right signals are added to provide a principal signal, and the left and right signals are subtracted to provide a reference signal. ... Bose Corporation

Audio signal processing for noise reduction

A headphone, headphone system, and speech enhancing method is provided to enhance speech pick-up from the user of a headphone and includes receiving a plurality of signals from a set of microphones and generating a primary signal by array processing the microphone signals to steer a beam toward the user's mouth. A noise reference signal is also derived from one or more microphones, and a voice estimate signal is generated by filtering the primary signal to remove components that are correlated to the noise reference signal.. ... Bose Corporation

Cell measurement method

To show a highly accurate cell measurement method. A cell measurement method comprises: a step of staining a cultured target cell with a dye; a step of obtaining a first image and a second image which are transmission images for a first light and a second light to which the dye has different absorbance; a step of dividing each of the first image and the second image into a plurality of divided regions and comparing the first image and the second image for each of the divided regions so as to eliminate noises; and a step of integrating an indicator of a cell amount in each of the divided regions in the images from which the noises were eliminated so as to evaluate a target cell amount.. ... Bose Corporation

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

Systems and techniques for identifying and exploiting relationships between media consumption and health

A predictive method may include determining the strength of a relationship between a user's health state and the user's consumption of media content having one or more features, based on health data and media consumption data corresponding to user consumption of media content items having the feature(s), and predicting an effect of consuming a media content item on the user's health. The prediction may be based on a determination that the strength of the relationship between the health state and the consumption of media content having the one or more features exceeds a threshold strength. ... Bose Corporation

Glass fiber production method

Provided is a method for producing glass fiber, capable of stably performing the spinning of glass fibers without mixing of red crystals in glass fibers. When glass fibers are formed by discharging, from a nozzle tip, a molten glass obtained by melting glass raw materials mixed so as to give a glass composition including, when melted, in relation to the total amount thereof, sio2 in a range from 57.0 to 62.0% by mass, al2o3 in a range from 15.0 to 20.0% by mass, mgo in a range from 7.5 to 12.0% by mass, and cao in a range from 9.0 to 16.5% by mass, and having a total content of sio2, al2o3, mgo and cao of 98.0% by mass or more, the glass composition includes b2o3, li2o, or b2o3 and li2o as an additive or additives capable of suppressing the generation of red crystals.. ... Bose Corporation

Collecting biologically-relevant information using an earpiece

Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for obtaining biological information associated with a user, comprising receiving electrical signals via a first electrode on an ear tip of an earpiece inserted in an ear of the user, receiving electrical signals via a second electrode on an external portion of the earpiece, and deriving an electrocardiogram (ecg) based on the signals received via the first electrode and the second electrode. Aspects also provide a method for determining a pulse travel time (ptt) associated with a user, comprising obtaining a proximal signal using an earpiece inserted in of the user, obtaining a distal signal using the earpiece, and deriving the ptt based on the obtained proximal signal and the obtained distal signal.. ... Bose Corporation

Audio systems and method for perturbing signal compensation

Audio systems and methods for providing intelligible audio content within a vehicle cabin. In one example, the audio system includes a first speaker to provide first audio content to a first seating position based on an audio signal received from an audio signal source, a second speaker to provide second audio content to a second seating position, a first microphone assembly positioned to detect speech content originating at the second seating position, leaked second audio content from the second speaker, and road noise, and audio signal processing circuitry configured to determine a perturbing signal based at least in part on a combination of the first speech content, the leaked second audio content, and the road noise, and adjust the audio signal to the first speaker to compensate for an effect of the perturbing signal on the first audio content at the first seating position.. ... Bose Corporation

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

08/09/18 / #20180226083

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

08/02/18 / #20180220224

Headphone

A headphone that includes a headband and one or two earcups. The earcups are movably coupled to the headband by a joint that is constructed and arranged to allow translation of the earcup relative to the headband along a translational axis, and rotation of the earcup from a neutral position in both directions about the translational axis, where in a first direction the rotation extends for at least about 90 degrees from the neutral position. ... Bose Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180220223

Headphone

A headphone that includes a headband and one or two earcups. The earcups are movably coupled to the headband by a joint that is constructed and arranged to allow translation of the earcup relative to the headband along a translational axis, and rotation of the earcup from a neutral position in both directions about the translational axis, where in a first direction the rotation extends for at least about 90 degrees from the neutral position.. ... Bose Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219922

Conference room audio setup

A method for establishing the routing of audio signals between a plurality of audio inputs and a plurality of audio outputs in a conferencing system. The method includes establishing a matrix comprising at least one available cross-point, where each cross-point defines a particular mapping of an audio input to an audio output, receiving user input that results in the selection of one or more available cross-points, and based on the selection of one or more available cross-points, automatically establishing in a programmable processor the mapping of audio inputs to audio outputs defined by the selected cross-points.. ... Bose Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180219522

Motor vehicle sound enhancement

A method for modifying sound in a motor vehicle that has an audio system. The audio system has at least one electro-acoustic transducer that creates sound from audio signals. ... Bose Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218747

Audio device filter modification

An audio device with a number of microphones that are configured into a microphone array. An audio signal processing system in communication with the microphone array is configured to derive a plurality of audio signals from the plurality of microphones, use prior audio data to operate a filter topology that processes audio signals so as to make the array more sensitive to desired sounds than to undesired sounds, categorize received sounds as one of desired sounds or undesired sounds, and use the categorized received sounds and the categories of the received sounds to modify the filter topology.. ... Bose Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180217805

Audio network interfacing

Audio network interface devices that are configured to be used with different types of microphones, and analog or digital audio devices. There is a housing that carries at least one set of electrical connectors adapted to be electrically connected to a microphone or audio device. ... Bose Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213314

Fabric cover for flexible neckband

A cover for a wearable personal acoustic device includes a fabric cover shaped to receive and enclose a wearable personal acoustic device, and an identification tag, such as an rfid tag or optical tag, secured to the fabric cover. The fabric cover includes a stretchable material that is acoustically transparent. ... Bose Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213313

Magnetic pivot sensor for headset microphone

A microphone pivot device of a headphone comprises at least one magnet in communication with a movable microphone, the at least one magnet having a plurality of segments, each segment having a magnet characteristic; a sensor that detects a magnet characteristic of a magnet segment when the segment is moved in response to a movement of the microphone so that the segment is in proximity of the sensor; and a controller that receives a signal from the sensor in response to the detected magnet characteristic, and that controls an operation of the microphone in response to the received signal.. . ... Bose Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180210696

Audio systems and related devices and methods

An audio playback device includes a housing, an electroacoustic driver, and a wireless receiver capable of receiving first and second signals from respective first and second remote control devices. The first signal includes an identification of the first remote control device and an identification of the selected one of the first plurality of preset indicators. ... Bose Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180206631

Electronics enclosure mounting

A system for magnetically securing an electronics enclosure proximate a surface of a separate structure. The system includes a mounting apparatus that has a first surface, a second surface, and an interface structure that is constructed and arranged to allow the mounting apparatus to be secured to the surface of the separate structure, with the first surface of the mounting apparatus closer to the surface of the separate structure than is the second surface of the mounting apparatus. ... Bose Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206049

Acoustic pressure reducer and engineered leak

An acoustic pressure reducer acoustically couples to and provides acoustic impedance to attenuate the acoustic box pressure of an acoustic system, such as a loudspeaker system. The pressure reducer may also allow an ambient pressure of the acoustic system to equalize with an ambient pressure of an external environment and the ambient pressure of the acoustic pressure reducer at a certain rate. ... Bose Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206038

Real-time processing of audio data captured using a microphone array

The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method of reproducing audio related to a teleconference between a second location and a remote first location. The method includes receiving data representing audio captured by a microphone array disposed at the remote first location. ... Bose Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206033

Capturing wide-band audio using microphone arrays and passive directional acoustic elements

The technology described in this document can be embodied in an apparatus that includes an array of multiple microphones, and a passive directional acoustic element disposed between at least two of the multiple microphones. The passive directional acoustic element includes a pipe having an elongated opening along at least a portion of the length of the pipe, and an acoustically resistive material covering at least a portion of the elongated opening. ... Bose Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180206025

Controlling ambient sound volume

An earpiece includes a feed-forward microphone coupled to the environment outside the headphones, a feedback microphone coupled to an ear canal of a user when the earpiece is in use, a speaker coupled to the ear canal of the user when the earpiece is in use, a digital signal processor implementing feed-forward and feedback noise compensation filters between the respective microphones and the speaker, and a memory storing an ordered sequence of sets of filters for use by the digital signal processor. Each of the sets of filters includes a feed-forward filter that provides a different frequency-dependent amount of sound pass-through or cancellation, which in combination with residual ambient sound reaching the ear results in a total insertion gain at the ear of a user.. ... Bose Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180199121

Collapsible door enclosure

In one aspect, this document features an enclosure for housing an acoustic transducer. The enclosure is configured to be disposed in a vehicle between an inner panel and an outer panel of the vehicle, the inner panel being closer to an interior of the vehicle than the outer panel. ... Bose Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197559

Microphone array beamforming

A system that includes a microphone array comprising a plurality of microphones positioned at different locations, where the microphones output microphone signals. A beamformer is applied to the microphone output signals and is configured to control a gain that is applied to the microphone output signals. ... Bose Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192199

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

07/05/18 / #20180192191

Dual-use bilateral microphone array

A pair of earphones have microphone arrays each including a front microphone and a rear microphone. A processor uses a first set of filters to combine the four microphone signals to generate a far-field signal that is more sensitive to sounds originating a short distance away from the earphones than to sounds close to the apparatus, and provides the far-field signal to the speakers for output. ... Bose Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192173

Portable loudspeaker

A loudspeaker includes a first electro-acoustic driver that creates sound waves when operated, and a housing. A first baffle is coupled to the housing and the first electro-acoustic driver. ... Bose Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180186937

Copolymer of diallylamines and sulfur dioxide, and method for producing same

Provided are a copolymer of diallylamines and sulfur dioxide having a high molecular weight and a low content amount of impurities such as halogens, and a production method with which it is possible to produce such a copolymer relatively simply and at low cost. This problem is solved by: a copolymer having a weight-average molecular weight of 150,000 or higher obtained by gpc measurement and a degree of polymerization of 1000 or higher, the copolymer being obtained by copolymerizing sulfur dioxide and a sulfonate or alkyl sulfate salt of diallylamines having a specific structure; and a method for producing a copolymer, the method having a step for copolymerizing sulfur dioxide and a sulfonate or alkyl sulfate salt of diallylamines having a specific structure in ethylene glycol or in propylene glycol monomethyl ether.. ... Bose Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184196

Method of controlling an acoustic noise reduction audio system by user taps

Described are a headphone and a method for controlling an audio system. The method includes tapping a headphone or head of a user to cause an acoustic pressure change in an ear canal of the user wherein the ear canal is sealed by an acoustic noise reduction (anr) headphone having an anr module. ... Bose Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180184187

Earpiece positioning and retaining

A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end. ... Bose Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176689

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

06/21/18 / #20180176671

Speaker

A speaker includes a housing; an electroacoustic driver secured to the housing, and an element that is secured to a movable portion of the driver. The element is accessible from outside of the housing and is capable of having an object secured to the element. ... Bose Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176669

Curvable line array

A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. ... Bose Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180176274

Preset assignments for streaming music players

A method of assigning streaming audio content to a preset of a streaming music player of a user includes receiving an indication of long form streaming audio content for a user, receiving an indication of short form streaming audio content for the user, the long form streaming audio content and the short form streaming audio content being supplied from different sources, and configuring a preset of the streaming music player of the user to play the long form streaming audio content and the short form streaming audio content responsive to the preset being selected.. . ... Bose Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180175781

Moving magnet motor and transducer with moving magnet motor

A moving magnet motor with a stator comprising first and second spaced coil-wound cores that each have a width, the cores separated by an elongated gap, and an elongated magnet located at least in part in the gap and lying generally along a motor depth axis that is in the gap and is generally uniformly offset from the cores, where the magnet has poles. The motor has a width axis that is perpendicular to the depth axis and is generally uniformly offset from the cores. ... Bose Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173489

Intelligent presets

A method of assigning streaming audio content to a preset of a streaming audio player comprises identifying a user proximate to or operating the streaming audio player, identifying audio content preferred by the user, and configuring a preset of the streaming audio player play audio content similar to that preferred by the user.. . ... Bose Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167717

Method of controlling an acoustic noise reduction audio system by user taps

Described are a headphone and a method for controlling an audio system. The method includes tapping a headphone, ear or head of a user to cause an acoustic pressure change in an ear canal of the user wherein the ear canal is sealed by an acoustic noise reduction (anr) headphone having an anr module. ... Bose Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180167710

Acoustic transducer

An acoustic transducer with an acoustic element that emits or receives front-side acoustic radiation from its front side, and emits or receives rear-side acoustic radiation from its rear side. A housing directs the front-side acoustic radiation and the rear-side acoustic radiation. ... Bose Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165060

Audio data buffering

A method of buffering audio data in an audio playback system that is adapted to receive and playback separate, discrete audio files from one or more audio sources, where the audio files comprise audio data, and where the audio playback system comprises a master device that receives audio files from a source, buffers the received audio data, and distributes the buffered audio data to one or more active slave audio playback devices. The master device requests a first audio file from an audio source, receives the first audio file, buffers audio data from the first audio file, and sends buffered audio data from the first audio file to one or more active slave audio playback devices. ... Bose Corporation

06/07/18 / #20180160231

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

06/07/18 / #20180160216

Earpieces employing viscoelastic materials

The disclosure is related to compositions including viscoelastic materials. The compositions are suitable for use in earpieces such as in-ear earpieces.. ... Bose Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180152167

System and method for distortion limiting

A system is provided for limiting distortion of an audio speaker. The system includes a first lowpass filter circuitry that is configured to receive a system input signal and generate a first lowpass filtered output signal. ... Bose Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151191

Wireless audio synchronization

A method of synchronizing playback of audio data sent over a first wireless network from an audio source to a wireless speaker package that is adapted to play the audio data. The method includes comparing a first time period over which audio data was sent over the first wireless network to a second time period over which the audio data was received by the wireless speaker package, and playing the received audio data on the wireless speaker package over a third time period that is related to the comparison of the first and second time periods.. ... Bose Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146287

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

05/24/18 / #20180146278

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

05/24/18 / #20180141495

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

05/10/18 / #20180132036

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

05/10/18 / #20180132025

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

05/03/18 / #20180124532

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

05/03/18 / #20180124513

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

05/03/18 / #20180124504

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

05/03/18 / #20180122355

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

05/03/18 / #20180121712

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

05/03/18 / #20180118063

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

04/19/18 / #20180109861

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

04/19/18 / #20180109858

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

04/19/18 / #20180109189

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








ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009



###

This listing is an abstract for educational and research purposes is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. Freshpatents.com is not affiliated or associated with Bose Corporation in any way and there may be associated servicemarks. This data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Bose Corporation with additional patents listed. Browse our Agent directory for other possible listings. Page by FreshPatents.com

###