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

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Providing a navigation system with navigable routes

A system and method of providing a route to a navigation system including calculating the route from road data including road segments, determining decision points on the route, wherein at least two road segments are connected to each other at each of the decision points, storing data of the determined decision points in a memory and encoding the route based on the stored data of the determined decision points.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Arrangements and methods for generating natural directional pinna cues

A headphone arrangement is configured to induce natural directional pinna cues. The arrangement comprises an ear cup comprising a frame configured to at least partly encircle the ear of a user, wherein the frame is at least partially hollow. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Arrangements and methods for 3d audio generation

A headset arrangement for virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality applications is configured to induce natural directional pinna cues. The arrangement comprises a support structure configured to be arranged on a user's head and to hold a display in front of the user's eyes. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Systems and methods for generating natural directional pinna cues for virtual sound source synthesis

A method for binaural synthesis of at least one virtual sound source comprises operating a first device comprising at least four physical sound sources, wherein, when the first device is used by a user, at least two physical sound sources are positioned closer to a first ear of the user than to a second ear, and at least two physical sound sources are positioned closer to the second ear than to the first ear, and wherein, for each ear, at least two physical sound sources are configured to acoustically induce natural directional pinna cues associated with different directions of sound arrival at the ear of the user. The method further comprises receiving and processing at least one audio input signal and distributing at least one processed version of the audio input signal at least between 4 khz and 12 khz over at least two physical sound sources for each ear.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Active noise reduction earphones

An active noise reducing earphone includes a rigid cup-like shell having an inner surface and an outer surface is provided. The inner surface encompasses a cavity with an opening, and a microphone arrangement is configured to pick up sound with at least one steerable beam-like directivity characteristic, and to provide a first electrical signal that represents the picked-up sound. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Arrangements and methods for active noise cancelling

A loudspeaker arrangement comprises a first loudspeaker configured to radiate an acoustical signal, and a first microphone that is acoustically coupled to the first loudspeaker via a secondary path and that is electrically coupled to the first loudspeaker via an active noise control processing unit. During the use of the loudspeaker arrangement, the first loudspeaker is arranged at a first distance from a first active noise control target position, wherein the first active noise control target position is a position at which noise is to be suppressed, and wherein the first distance is a length of the shortest path between the first loudspeaker and the first active noise control target position through free air. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Portable speaker system

A speaker system is provided with a docking station, a removable housing mounted to the docking station, and a transducer supported by the removable housing. The speaker system is also provided with a processor supported by the removable housing and programmed to separate an audio signal into channels and provide at least one channel to the transducer based a location of the removable housing relative to the docking station.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Individual delay compensation for personal sound zones

A plurality of speakers are arranged within a listening space. An audio processor is configured to generate a plurality of sound zones within the listening space using the plurality of speakers. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Vehicle sound processing system

A vehicle sound processing system including an array of sensors, memory, and a processing unit. The array of sensors is configured to detect signals of an object located outside the vehicle. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Active awareness control for a helmet

An active awareness control system and method for a helmet with a rigid shell that spatially divides a shell interior from a shell ambiance includes receiving at least one playback-sound signal, generating in the shell interior from the at least one playback-sound signal playback sound, and receiving and processing at least one ambient-sound signal representative of sound occurring in the shell ambience to detect the at least one desired-sound signal. The generation of the at least one playback sound is put on hold when the at least one desired-sound pattern is detected.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

System and method for operating a wearable loudspeaker device

A method for operating a wearable loudspeaker device that is worn on the upper part of the body of a user distant to the user's ears and head comprises determining sensor data, based on the sensor data, and determining at least one parameter related to the current position of the user's head in relation to the wearable loudspeaker device. The method further includes adapting a filter transfer function of at least one filter unit for the current position of the user's head based on the at least one parameter, and an audio output signal that is output to at least one loudspeaker of the wearable loudspeaker device depends on the filter transfer function.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Active noise control for a helmet

An automatic noise control system and method for a helmet with a rigid shell that is configured to spatially divide a shell interior from a shell ambiance include generating in connection with at least one loudspeaker disposed in the shell interior anti-sound in the shell interior based on at least one input signal. The anti-sound is configured to attenuate sound occurring in the shell interior through destructive superposition. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Active noise and awareness control for a helmet

Active noise reduction systems and methods for a helmet with a rigid shell that spatially divides a shell interior from a shell ambiance include receiving at least one desired-sound signal representative of at least one desired sound pattern occurring in the shell ambience, and generating, based on the at least one desired-sound signal, anti-sound that is configured to interact with internal sound occurring in the shell interior through superposition. The internal sound includes first internal sound components and second internal sound components, the first internal sound components not corresponding to the at least one desired sound pattern and the second internal sound components corresponding to the at least one desired sound pattern. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

Extrapolating speed limits within road graphs

In one embodiment, a speed limit application associates speed limits with road segments based on a road graph. In operation, the speed limit application selects a source road segment that meets a target road segment at an intersection based on the road graph. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180023959

Matching observational points to road segments represented as edges in graphs

In one embodiment, a match application identifies an edge corresponding to a road segment based on an observational point specifying an estimated position and an estimated heading. The match application performs search operations on a road network graph based on the estimated position to identify multiple candidate edges. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180007157

Stream reservation class converter

There is provided a network device for processing data packets transmitted between nodes of a network, the network device to intercept data packets of a first traffic class transmitted by a first network node and addressed to a second network node, convert the intercepted data packets into data packets of a second traffic class, and transmit the converted data packets to the second network node.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170345407

Active noise reduction

A noise reducing sound reproduction system comprises a loudspeaker that is connected to a loudspeaker input path and that radiates noise reducing sound. A microphone is connected to a microphone output path and picks up the noise or a residual thereof. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

11/16/17 / #20170330551

Method and system for selecting sensor locations on a vehicle for active road noise control

The present disclosure provides a method for determining an arrangement of reference sensors for active road noise control (arnc) in a vehicle with an automatic calibration system. The method includes mounting a plurality of vibrational sensors on a plurality of structure elements of the vehicle to generate a plurality of vibrational input signals and mounting at least one microphone inside a cabin of the vehicle to capture at least one acoustic input signal. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

10/12/17 / #20170295445

Audio reproduction systems and methods

The system and method includes positioning a mobile device with a built-in loudspeaker at a first location in a listening environment and at least one microphone at at least one second location in the listening environment; emitting test audio content from the loudspeaker of the mobile device at the first position in the listening environment; receiving the test audio content emitted by the loudspeaker using the at least one microphone at the at least one second location in the listening environment; and, based at least in part on the received test audio content, determining one or more adjustments to be applied to desired audio content before playback by at least one earphone; wherein the first location and the second location are distant from each other so that the at least one microphone is within the near-field of the loudspeaker.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

10/05/17 / #20170287463

Automatic noise control

Active noise control systems and methods are disclosed that include generating with a first sub-system, anti-noise that is configured to reduce or cancel noise occurring at a listening position. Generating with a second sub-system, anti-noise that is configured to reduce or cancel noise occurring at the listening position. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

10/05/17 / #20170287462

Automatic noise control

Active noise control system and methods are disclosed that include generating anti-noise that is configured to reduce or cancel noise occurring at a listening position in the ambiance of a seat with a backrest enclosing a hollow volume. Radiating the anti-noise from within the hollow volume of the backrest of the seat.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170222612

System and method for external sound synthesis of a vehicle

The present disclosure provides a system for the synthesis of external sound of a vehicle, the system comprising a hazard analysis unit configured to detect a collision hazard between the vehicle and at least one further road user, in particular an outside traffic participant; at least one electroacoustic transducer; and a sound processing unit configured to generate an audio signal representing an, in particular vehicle dependent, synthetic noise signal and to control the at least one electroacoustic transducer to output a synthetic external sound based on the audio signal, wherein the sound processing unit is configured to modify the audio signal to enhance the perceptibility of the synthetic external sound by the further road user upon detection of the collision hazard.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170200047

Vehicle gesture recognition system and method

Embodiments of vehicle gesture recognition systems and methods are disclosed. An example vehicle gesture recognition system comprises a data interface configured for receiving 2d image data from a 2d sensor and/or from a portable device camera via a portable device interface. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170197551

System and method for collision warning

A method for collision warning is provided comprising determining the presence of a second vehicle, driving behind a first vehicle in the same direction. A danger value is determined, which is indicative of a potential collision of the first and the second vehicle. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170195815

Sound reproduction for a multiplicity of listeners

The sound reproduction includes generating from a customized audio signal an acoustically isolated sound field at a position dependent on a sound field position control signal; providing a listening position signal representing a position of a listener and a listener identification signal representing the identity of the listener; and processing the listening position signal, the listener identification signal, and an audio signal. The sound reproduction further includes controlling, via the sound field position control signal, the position of the sound field dependent on the listening position signal so that the position of the sound field is at the position of the listener; and processing the audio signal according to an audio setting dependent on the identity of the listener to provide the customized audio signal.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170193981

Sound reproduction with active noise control in a helmet

An exemplary sound reproducing, noise reducing method and system include supplying to a corresponding loudspeaker a useful signal that represents sound to be reproduced and an anti-noise signal that, when reproduced by the corresponding loudspeaker, reduces noise in the vicinity of the corresponding microphone. The method and system further include receiving audio input signals and processing the audio input signals to provide the useful signals so that the useful signals provide a more realistic sound impression for a listener wearing the helmet than the audio input signals.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170188153

Loudspeaker arrangement in a car interior

Disclosed is a loudspeaker array with a multiplicity of array loudspeakers. The multiplicity of array loudspeakers is mounted in a surface of a rigid hemisphere that encloses an acoustic volume. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

06/29/17 / #20170186416

Externally coupled loudspeaker system

A loudspeaker system is provided that includes a loudspeaker that is arranged in a baffle between a passenger compartment of a vehicle and the outside of the passenger compartment. The loudspeaker is configured to radiate an acoustical signal to the passenger compartment. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170178617

Active noise control by adaptive noise filtering

The present invention relates to a method of noise reduction including the steps of filtering reference signals and representing noise by an adaptive filter comprising adaptive filter coefficients to obtain actuator driving signals, outputting the actuator driving signals by loudspeakers to obtain loudspeaker signals. The method further includes detecting the loudspeaker signals by microphones and filtering the reference signals by estimated transfer functions representing the transfer of the loudspeaker signals output by the loudspeakers to the microphones to obtain filtered reference signals. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170178616

Active noise control in a helmet

Exemplary noise reducing methods and systems are configured to acoustically reproduce two electrical noise reducing signals at two opposing positions in a helmet; to pick up sound at positions in the vicinity of the positions where the noise reducing signals are reproduced; and to generate the two noise reducing signals from error-signals and reference-signals. For each noise reducing signal, the corresponding error-signal is generated from the sound picked-up at the same position where the respective noise reducing signal is reproduced; and the reference-signal is generated from the sound picked-up at the position where the respective other noise reducing signal is reproduced.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170162184

Active noise reduction

A noise reducing comprises a first microphone that picks up noise signal at a first location and that is electrically coupled to a first microphone output path; a loudspeaker that is electrically coupled to a loudspeaker input path and that radiates noise reducing sound at a second location; a second microphone that picks up residual noise from the noise and the noise reducing sound at a third location and that is electrically coupled to a second microphone output path; a first active noise reducing filter that is connected between the first microphone output path and the loudspeaker input path; and a second active noise reducing filter that is connected between the second microphone output path and the loudspeaker input path; in which the first active noise reduction filter is a shelving or equalization filter or comprises at least one shelving or equalization filter or both.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170142508

Portable speaker system

A speaker system is provided with a docking station and a removable housing that is mounted to the docking station. The speaker system also includes a receiver, a transducer and a processor that are supported by the removable housing. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

04/20/17 / #20170110108

Engine noise control

An exemplary engine noise control includes directly picking up engine noise from an engine of a vehicle at a pick-up position to generate a sense signal representative of the engine noise, and active noise control filtering to generate a filtered sense signal from the sense signal. The control further includes converting the filtered sense signal from the active noise control filtering into anti-noise and radiating the anti-noise to a listening position in an interior of the vehicle. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170078035

Radio system and method for creating a station list

A method for creating a station list for display in a radio system includes creating a station profile of at least one radio station, the station profile comprising at least one of geographical information, alternative frequencies, a program identification code and radio data system data of the respective radio station, storing the at least one station profile and creating the station list based on a station profile of a currently received radio station and the at least one stored station profile.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170076712

Noise and vibration sensing

A noise and vibration sensing system is provided. The sensing system includes an acceleration sensor arrangement and a summer module. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170076711

Wireless noise and vibration sensing

A noise and vibration measurement arrangement, system, and method are disclosed. The arrangement is configured to operate with an active road noise control system. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170055094

Loudspeaker

Disclosed is a loudspeaker comprising a loudspeaker frame and a magnet to which the loudspeaker frame is attached, characterized in that the magnet has a conical outer surface, the loudspeaker frame has a conical inner surface designed to form a press fit with the conical outer surface of the magnet, the magnet includes an undercut, and the loudspeaker frame includes a number of snap-on hooks, at least one of which engages with the undercut in the press-fit state.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170055078

In-car communication

An in-car communication system and method configured to pick up sound from the first passenger position with a first microphone arrangement in the vicinity of a first passenger position and to convert the picked-up sound into a first electrical microphone signal. The system and method are further configured to convert with a first loudspeaker arrangement in the vicinity of a second passenger position a first electrical loudspeaker signal into sound, to radiate the sound to the second passenger position, and to process the first electrical microphone signal to provide the first electrical loudspeaker signal. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170052734

Method and device for fail-safe erase of flash memory

The present disclosure provides a flash memory device including a flash memory comprising a plurality of nonvolatile memory cells, divided into a plurality of erase units; a memory section dedicated to storing erase status information, the erase status information indicating an erase status of the plurality of erase units; and a memory controller configured to receive an erase request indicating at least one erase unit; store erase status information for the at least one erase unit in the memory section; perform an erase operation on the at least one erase unit; and update the stored erase status information upon completion of the erase operation. In addition, the present disclosure provides a way how incomplete erase commands can be handled transparently in a fail safe way.. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170034623

Sound wave field generation

A system and method is configured to generate a sound wave field around a listening position in a target loudspeaker-room-microphone system in which a loudspeaker array of k≧1 groups of loudspeakers is disposed around the listening position, and a microphone array of m≧1 groups of microphones is disposed at the listening position. The system and method include equalizing filtering with controllable transfer functions in signal paths upstream of the k groups of loudspeakers. ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001561

Generating an audio signal with a configurable distance cue

Generating an audio signal with a configurable distance cue includes the following: receiving an input audio signal that has at least one signal characteristic that contributes to a listener's auditory distance perception; receiving a distance control signal; and changing at least one characteristic in accordance with a distance control signal that is representative of the perceived distance.. . ... Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh








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