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Audio surround processing system

An audio surround processing system receives an audio source signal having at least two audio channels and generates a number of additional surround sound signals in which an amount of artificially generated ambient energy is controlled in real-time at least in part by an estimate of ambient energy that is contained in the audio source signal. The system may divide the audio source signal into two sets of components; a first set of components and a second set of components. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Loudspeaker acoustic diversity aperture frame

Embodiments are disclosed for a loudspeaker for producing directed acoustic vibrations. In some embodiments, a loudspeaker includes an electromagnetic transducer including a diaphragm configured to generate acoustic vibrations. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Execution of voice commands in a multi-device system

Performing speech recognition in a multi-device system includes receiving a first audio signal that is generated by a first microphone in response to a verbal utterance, and a second audio signal that is generated by a second microphone in response to the verbal utterance; dividing the first audio signal into a first sequence of temporal segments; dividing the second audio signal into a second sequence of temporal segments; comparing a sound energy level associated with a first temporal segment of the first sequence to a sound energy level associated with a first temporal segment of the second sequence; based on the comparing, selecting, as a first temporal segment of a speech recognition audio signal, one of the first temporal segment of the first sequence and the first temporal segment of the second sequence; and performing speech recognition on the speech recognition audio signal.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

Techniques for amplifying sound based on directions of interest

An amplification system selectively amplifies acoustic signals derived from a particular direction or a particular acoustic source. A user of the amplification system may indicate the direction of interest by facing a specific direction or looking in a particular direction, among other possibilities. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Techniques for adjusting the level of detail of driving instructions

A navigation system is configured to monitor various contextual data associated with the driving and navigation of a vehicle, and to scale the level of detail of driving instructions based on that contextual data. In doing so, the navigation system may estimate a level of familiarity that a driver of the vehicle has with a current route, and then identify and/or determine a degree to which the driver of the vehicle diverges from the current driving instructions. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Dynamic audio steering control system

A sound signal distribution system comprising an audio system controller, an input signal representative of a vehicle steering angle received at the audio system controller, a pan control adjustment signal generated by the audio system controller and based on the input signal representative of a steering angle, a surround sound processing algorithm carried out in the audio system controller, the surround sound processing system receives the pan control adjustment signal and applies it to an incoming audio signal to generate an output audio signal supplied to at least one loudspeaker.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

Dual asymmetric compression driver

In at least one embodiment, a dual asymmetric compression driver is provided. The dual asymmetric compression driver includes a first driver assembly and a second driver assembly. ... Harman International Industries Inc

System and method for image presentation by a vehicle driver assist module

The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods for image presentation for vehicle driver assistance. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving image data representing an outside of a vehicle and enhancing the image data. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Techniques for generating multiple auditory scenes via highly directional loudspeakers

In one embodiment of the present invention, a central communications controller creates customized hearing experiences without unnecessarily encumbering listeners. In operation, for each listener, the central communications controller selects distracting and/or confidential sounds and generates a cancellation signal that substantially attenuates (i.e., “cancels out”) the selected sounds without corrupting remaining sounds. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Dual coil electrodynamic transducer with channels for voice coil cooling

An electromagnetic transducer includes a diaphragm movable relative to a central axis, a magnetic assembly axially spaced from the diaphragm, and a magnetic gap annularly disposed about the central axis. A voice coil is coupled to the diaphragm and includes spaced first and second coil portions which are at least partially disposed in the magnetic gap. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Speaker accessory mounting bracket

An audio system is provided with a housing and at least one audio transducer that is supported by the housing. The housing includes an external surface with at least one of an aperture formed into the external surface and a post extending along an axis. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Social mode sharing of music in a listening room of a vehicle

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for playing back audio in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes an audio controller having memory for being operably coupled to a plurality of mobile devices in a vehicle. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Media system controllers

A controller may include a programmable user interface controls configured to receive user input. The controller may also include multi-color backlights configured to backlight the programmable user interface controls. ... Harman International Industries Inc

Vehicle communication through dedicated channel

Methods for broadcasting or receiving information through a channel which is dedicated for vehicular safety use are provided. And electronic devices are provided. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181368

Apparatus and method for providing a personalized bass tactile output associated with an audio signal

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for providing a tactile output associated with an audio output is provided. The apparatus includes a head unit that is coupled to a plurality of tactile transducers with each tactile transducer being positioned in a seat of a vehicle. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181365

Control for vehicle sound output

Embodiments are provided for outputting audio according to a simulated listening environment. An example computing device for adjusting audio output in a physical listening environment includes a display configured to present a user interface, a communication interface coupled to one or more speakers, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to generate the user interface for presentation via the display, receive user input to the user interface requesting one or more adjustments to the audio output in the physical listening environment, the one or more adjustments including a geometric parameter of a simulated listening environment, and transmit, via the communication interface, instructions for performing the one or more requested adjustments to audio output by the one or more speakers.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178711

Vehicle headlight control

Method and system for controlling vehicle headlights are provided. The method includes: controlling headlights of a first vehicle based on position and heading direction information of vehicles in the vicinity of the first vehicle received over a vehicle to vehicle communications network. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174368

Positioning objects in an augmented reality display

A technique for generating one or more maneuver points includes determining a first location at which a maneuver is initiated by a vehicle and determining a difference between the first location and a stored location that corresponds to the maneuver. The technique further includes, in response to determining that the difference exceeds a threshold value, transmitting the first location to an update application. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160211

Sports headphone with situational awareness

One or more embodiments set forth an audio processing system for a personal listening device that includes a set of microphones, a noise reduction module, an audio ducker, and a mixer. The set of microphones is configured to receive a first set of audio signals from an environment. ... Harman International Industries Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139087

Multi-mode configurable network audio

In one embodiment, an audio device includes a plurality of ports. The audio device receives, from a first network via a first port included in the plurality of ports, at least one of a first audio signal and a first control signal. ... Harman International Industries Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130482

Acoustic echo cancelling system and method

An audio system includes a loudspeaker, a first microphone, an echo canceller, and a second microphone within the loudspeaker enclosure coupled to the loudspeaker. The first microphone provides an environmental acoustic signal to the echo canceller. ... Harman International Industries Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122401

Adaptive correction of loudspeaker using recurrent neural network

An audio system is described that corrects for linear and nonlinear distortions. The system can include a physical loudspeaker system responsive to an audio input signal, an adaptive circuit, e.g., with a recurrent neural network, to correct for non-linear distortions from the loudspeaker.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121446

Multiple distant musician audio loop recording apparatus and listening method

In one embodiment, an apparatus comprising a first audio looping device is provided. The first audio looping device is electrically coupled to a computing device. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109878

Loudspeaker motor and suspension system

A loudspeaker is provided with a magnet assembly with an overall length aligned along a longitudinal axis and a frame with a wall encircled around the magnet assembly with a length aligned along the longitudinal axis, wherein the magnet assembly and the wall define a voice coil gap. The loudspeaker is also provided with a voice coil disposed in the voice coil gap; wherein the magnet assembly is symmetrically aligned with the wall such that a halfway point of the overall length of the magnet assembly coincides with a midpoint of the length of the wall.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109872

Systems and methods for directional loudspeaker control with facial detection

Systems and methods are proposed for adjusting the coverage pattern of a directional loudspeaker array. The methods may comprise adjusting a coverage pattern of a loudspeaker array based on a distribution of audience members. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109753

Providing a log of events to an isolated user

A system, apparatus, and computer program product for monitoring a subject person's environment while the person is isolated from the environment. The system can use a microphone and/or a digital camera or imager to detect and capture sounds, voices, object, symbols, and faces in the subject person's environment, for example. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107070

Wide color-gamut vehicle infotainment display system with quantum dot element

A display device includes a light source that includes a blue light-emitting diode (led) configured to generate a blue output light; a nanocrystal material that is disposed between the light source and a liquid crystal module, and a light guide assembly. The nanocrystal material receives the blue output light, converts a first portion of the blue output light to a green light emission, converts a second portion of the blue output light to a red light emission, and transmits a remainder portion of the blue output light. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103315

Baffle for line array loudspeaker

A loudspeaker baffle that provides variable sound patterns is described. The baffle may support non-low frequency sound sources and a waveguide to provide varying sound beam patterns. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101068

Wide color-gamut vehicle infotainment display system with quantum dot element

A display device includes a planar array of blue light-emitting diodes (leds) that are each configured to generate a blue output light, wherein the planar array is positioned parallel to a light-receiving surface of a liquid crystal module and a nanocrystal material that is disposed between the planar array and the liquid crystal module, and the liquid crystal module. The nanocrystal material is configured to: receive the blue output light, convert a first portion of the blue output light to a green light emission, convert a second portion of the blue output light to a red light emission, and transmit a remainder portion of the blue output light. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089453

Device access control

Examples are provided for device access control. In one example, a computing device to which access is controlled includes a display device for presenting a user interface, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to, for each of a threshold number of rounds, display a plurality of candidate regions, each candidate region including a plurality of candidate authentication objects, and receive input indicating a device access control response. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088897

Multi source wireless headphone and audio switching device

In at least one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that includes headphones. The headphones are programmed to playback first audio from an audio switching device that is electrically paired to a first audio source that provides the first audio and to receive a first signal from the audio switching device that is electrically paired to a second audio source. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081854

Distributed processing in a network

Examples are disclosed for distributing ethernet data processing across multiple processing cores. In one example, a computing system includes a main host processor including multiple processing cores and a shared on-chip memory accessible by each of the multiple processing cores, and an ethernet hardware subsystem communicatively coupled to the main host processor via a direct memory access (dma) subsystem, the dma subsystem configured to route data from the ethernet hardware subsystem to one or more of the multiple processing cores.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077486

Design of a passive radiator assembly

A passive radiator assembly for a loudspeaker system comprising: a pair of passive radiators including a first and a second passive radiator; a frame having a first, a second and a third opening wherein the first and second opening are located on parallel sides of the frame, respectively, wherein the first and the second passive radiator are mounted into the first and second opening of the parallel sides of the frame, respectively, so as to oppose each other at a predetermined distance.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077483

System and method for alerting a user of preference-based external sounds when listening to audio through headphones

A computer-program product embodied in a non-transitory computer readable medium that is programmed to communicate with a listener of headphones is provided. The computer-program product includes instructions to receive ambient noise indicative of external noise to a listener's headphone and to extract a speech component from the ambient noise. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075164

Multi-character string search engine for in-vehicle information system

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method of selecting an entry in a database in an in-vehicle infotainment system. The method includes receiving a second single-character input after receiving a first single-character input, generating a multi-character search string in which the first character of the multi-character search string is the first single-character input and the second character of the multi-character search string is the second single-character input, searching a database stored in the in-vehicle infotainment system for entries that match the multi-character search string, and causing a number of entries that match the multi-character search string to be displayed by the in-vehicle infotainment system. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068496

Systems and methods for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Systems and method for vehicle-to-vehicle communication are provided. In one example, a vehicle system may include one or more sub-systems, an in-vehicle computing system, and an inter-vehicle communication system. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063665

Loudspeaker light assembly and control

A speaker assembly is provided having a plurality of transducers disposed on a speaker body and configured to produce an audio beam being steerable based on at least one audio beam parameter. A light assembly is arranged on the speaker body and configured to produce a light output that varies based at least one audio beam parameter. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063664

Variable acoustic loudspeaker system and control

An audio system is provided. The audio system has a first speaker assembly having a first steerable audio beam and a second speaker assembly having a second steerable audio beam. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063636

Loudspeaker acoustic waveguide

Examples are disclosed for a waveguide for a loudspeaker, the waveguide including a first and second outer shell coupled to one another, and a first and second inner shell coupled to one another and positioned within an air gap between the first and second outer shells, a plurality of sound paths being formed between an exterior surface of the first inner shell and an interior surface of the first outer shell and between an exterior surface of the second inner shell and an interior surface of the second outer shell, each of the plurality of sound paths having an equal path length in a plurality of planes.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063632

Venting system for vehicle speaker assembly

A venting system for a vehicle speaker assembly includes an internal enclosure provided within a first vehicle component and having the vehicle speaker assembly disposed therein, a vent provided in the internal enclosure, and a port provided in a second vehicle component, wherein engagement of the vent with the port allows for an output generated by the vehicle speaker assembly to be transmitted from the internal enclosure to the second vehicle component.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061410

Configurable speech interface for vehicle infotainment systems

A voice command application allows a user to configure an infotainment system to respond to customized voice commands. The voice command application exposes a library of functions to the user which the infotainment system can execute via interaction with the vehicle. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060025

Mobile interface for loudspeaker control

A system for providing an audio interface at a mobile device is provided. The mobile device includes an interface programmed detect a loudspeaker system. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054776

Wireless audio device provisioning

Embodiments are disclosed for an example computing device for connecting audio devices to a network. In some embodiments, a computing device may store instructions executable to connect to one or more audio devices, and send the one or more audio devices provisioning information that causes the one or more audio devices to scan for additional audio devices and propagate the provisioning information to the additional audio devices. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054671

Compression driver and phasing plug assembly therefor

A compression driver includes a phasing plug having a base portion with a first side and an opposed second side, and includes a hub portion extending outwardly from the first side along a central axis, the hub portion including an outer surface. The base portion includes a plurality of apertures that extend therethrough from the first side to the second side, the apertures arranged generally circumferentially about the central axis and oriented generally parallel to the outer surface of the hub portion. ... Harman International Industries Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027346

Automating repairs to audio systems

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

01/25/18 / #20180025628

Clustering observations of objects along roads for navigation-related operations

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

01/25/18 / #20180025507

Vehicle camera image processing

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

01/25/18 / #20180025029

Generating road segment attributes based on spatial referencing

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

01/25/18 / #20180023964

Dynamic layers for navigation database systems

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

01/18/18 / #20180020290

Vehicle speaker arrangement

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

01/11/18 / #20180014112

Approach for detecting alert signals in changing environments

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

01/11/18 / #20180011313

In-vehicle projection display system with dynamic display area

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

01/11/18 / #20180009442

Cognitive load driving assistant

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

01/04/18 / #20180007456

Suspension system mechanism

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

12/28/17 / #20170373777

Systems and methods for signal mixing

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

12/28/17 / #20170371358

Pseudo force device

A system for exerting forces on a user. The system includes a user-mounted device having one or more masses disposed along one or more tracks. ... Harman International Industries Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366894

Headphone ear cushion

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

12/21/17 / #20170364321

Universal remote monitor mixer system

A system may include a mobile device configured to transmit at least one system variable control signal indicative of an audio processing command, and a translation controller distinct and separate from the mobile device. The translation controller may be configured to receive the system variable control signal, and transmit a mixer message in a protocol specific to an audio mixing console based on the system variable control signal, the mixer message including at least one audio processing command.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353786

Baffle for line array loudspeaker

A loudspeaker baffle that provides variable sound patterns is described. The baffle may support non-low frequency sound sources and a waveguide to provide varying sound beam patterns. ... Harman International Industries Inc

11/30/17 / #20170347191

Asymmetrical passive group delay beamforming

A loudspeaker configured to provide asymmetrical beam coverage. A first group of drivers to outputs a first beam pattern. ... Harman International Industries Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339481

Earpiece system

In one embodiment, an earpiece system comprising an enhancer is provided. The enhancer is configured to receive an earbud of a speaker and to fit in a user's ear. ... Harman International Industries Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325588

Mounting system

Cantilevered retention systems for architectural systems are provided herein. As one example, a cantilevered retention system may include a support structure, a cantilever structure comprising a threaded channel and an l-shaped hook structure, and one or more retention sources configured to bias the cantilever structure to a first position, the cantilever structure being moveable between the first position and a second position via a fastener that traverses the support structure and at least partially traverses the cantilever structure and the one or more retention sources.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322314

Lane detection

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

10/26/17 / #20170311062

Outdoor loudspeaker with integral lighting

An outdoor loudspeaker that is weather resistant and includes environmental lighting is described. The lamp is mounted to a cap at the top of the loudspeaker. ... Harman International Industries Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291681

Composite insulation for reducing broadband aircraft noise

A composite insulation is included between the skin of an aircraft and interior trim panels. The composite insulation includes multiple layers of micro-perforate material interspersed with layers of semi-rigid material. ... Harman International Industries Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291541

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

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

10/05/17 / #20170290140

Electromagnetic shield for an electronic device

An electronic device including a substrate having opposing top and bottom surfaces is provided. A ground layer is disposed in the substrate. ... Harman International Industries Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287233

Systems and methods for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Systems and method for vehicle-to-vehicle communication are provided. In one example, a vehicle system may include one or more sub-systems, an in-vehicle computing system, and an inter-vehicle communication system. ... Harman International Industries Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280242

Distributed vehicle audio system

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

09/28/17 / #20170280241

Techniques for tuning the distortion response of a loudspeaker

A corrector is configured to transform audio signals to compensate for unwanted distortion characteristics of a loudspeaker. A tuning filter is configured to transform audio signals to incorporate desired distortion characteristics associated with a target loudspeaker. ... Harman International Industries Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257697

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170251314

Wireless speaker system

An audio playback device may include a speaker configured to play media content, at least one interface including a switch, a transceiver configured to one of transmit the media content to first audio playback device and receive the media content from a second audio playback device; and a controller configured to receive a signal indicative of a user input that is received at the switch for a time duration and to one of transmit the media content to the second audio playback device via the transceiver for playback of the media content at the second audio playback device and to receive the media content from the second audio playback device via the transceiver based on the time duration.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248928

System for networked routing of audio in a live sound system

A computing system automates the configuration and management of a live sound system that includes a processor and memory for building in a gui of a display a representation of the live sound system for a venue. The system loads a venue template that includes loudspeaker arrays and related properties including a setup configuration of the loudspeaker arrays and tuning data for constituent loudspeakers that are operable to provide an audio coverage pattern for the venue. ... Harman International Industries Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245078

System and method for wireless microphone transmitter tracking using a plurality of antennas

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

08/24/17 / #20170245045

Auto-calibrating noise canceling headphone

A sound system is provided with a headphone that includes a transducer and at least one microphone. The sound system also includes an equalization filter and a loop filter circuit. ... Harman International Industries Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243111

Neural network-based parameter estimation of loudspeakers

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

08/17/17 / #20170237511

Determining presentation time in avb networks

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

08/17/17 / #20170236421

Trajectory detection

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

08/03/17 / #20170223613

Connecting one electronic device to internet through another electronic device

Method for connecting a first electronic device to internet through another electronic device and first electronic devices are provided. The method includes: the first electronic device broadcasting an acoustic signal which carries configuration information for configuring access point, where the configuration information includes an access point identifier, where the configuration information can be extracted from the acoustic signal by another electronic device that receives the acoustic signal and can be used to configure the electronic device as an access point; when an access point having the identifier is detected by the first electronic device, sending to the access point a request for connecting to it to access internet service; and connecting to internet through the access point after a notice of permission is received from the access point. ... Harman International Industries Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223451

Approach for partially preserving music in the presence of intelligible speech

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

07/20/17 / #20170206913

Voice affect modification

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

07/20/17 / #20170206101

Operating system startup acceleration

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

07/20/17 / #20170206092

Operating system startup acceleration

Embodiments are disclosed for methods and systems for selectively initializing elements of an operating system of a computing device. In some embodiments, a method of selectively loading hardware instances for a computing device includes receiving a notification identifying a driver for a hardware instance, initializing the driver identified in the notification, and for each hardware instance supported by the driver, determining if that hardware instance is associated with a first stage of initialization. ... Harman International Industries Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203682

Techniques for optimizing vehicle headlights based on situational awareness

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

07/06/17 / #20170195818

Directional sound modification

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

07/06/17 / #20170195783

Acoustic lens system for loudspeakers

An acoustic lens may improve the directional audio performance of a loudspeaker. Application of the improved directional audio performance to a sound system in a listening area may improve the performance of the audio system. ... Harman International Industries Inc

07/06/17 / #20170194021

Crowdsourced database for sound identification

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

07/06/17 / #20170193991

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

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

07/06/17 / #20170193975

Active noise-control system with source-separated reference signal

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

06/29/17 / #20170188172

Binaural headphone rendering with head tracking

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

06/29/17 / #20170188122

L-brackets for mounting with extended mobility range

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

06/22/17 / #20170178469

Fan-driven force device

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

06/22/17 / #20170174228

Controlling vehicle systems with mobile devices

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

06/15/17 / #20170169814

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

Embodiments are disclosed for recognizing speech in a computing system. An example speech recognition method includes receiving metadata at a generation unit that includes a database of accented substrings, generating, via the generation unit, accent-corrected phonetic data for words included in the metadata, the accent-corrected phonetic data representing different pronunciations of the words included in the metadata based on the accented substrings stored in the database, receiving, at a voice recognition engine, extracted speech data derived from utterances input by a user to the speech recognition system, and receiving, at the voice recognition engine, the accent-corrected phonetic data. ... Harman International Industries Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168848

Operating system startup acceleration

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

06/08/17 / #20170162208

System for perceived enhancement and restoration of compressed audio signals

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

06/01/17 / #20170153268

Center of gravity shifting force device

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

05/18/17 / #20170140649

Parking limit notification system

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

05/11/17 / #20170134859

Apparatus and method for providing at least one speaker assembly

A speaker assembly may include a first woofer speaker electronically coupled to a first electronic circuit including high-q filter configured to provide first audio signals having frequencies between 200-2000 hz to the first woofer speaker. The speaker assembly may further include at least one second woofer speaker electronically coupled to a second electronic circuit configured to provide second audio signals having frequencies between 20-200 hz to the second woofer speaker, wherein the first woofer speaker is identical to the second woofer speaker and is configured to operate as a mid-range speaker.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

05/04/17 / #20170127204

Speaker system charging station

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

05/04/17 / #20170127174

Earphones and earbuds with physiologic sensors

An earphone with a physiologic sensor includes a housing; a speaker in the housing; an enhancer comprising a body mounted on the housing and adapted to be secured in the ear to acoustically couple the speaker to the user's ear; and an optical physiologic sensor disposed inside the enhancer, the enhancer having an aperture or window aligned with the optical physiologic sensor, so that the sensor can optically couple with the user's ear when the enhancer is secured in the user's ear.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118204

Techniques for hearable authentication

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

04/27/17 / #20170113664

Systems and methods for detecting surprising events in vehicles

A driver assistance system is presented, including an event detector which comprises a set of rules defining a surprising event based on signals reflecting a vehicle operator input signals from an object detection sensor. An event data file generator is configured to generate an event data file according to rules comprised in the event detector, the event data file comprising a video signal received from a camera, a signal from at least one dynamic vehicle sensor, and target object information received from the object detection sensor. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109152

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

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

04/13/17 / #20170105069

Removable speaker system

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

04/13/17 / #20170101054

Inter-vehicle communication for roadside assistance

Embodiments are disclosed for an example inter-vehicle communications system. The example inter-vehicle communications system includes a plurality of vehicles, each of the vehicles equipped with: a transceiver capable of sending and receiving wireless signals, a display screen, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to in a first mode, generate and transmit an alert via the transceiver in response to detecting an alert condition, and in a second mode, display a received alert to a vehicle user via the display screen in response to receiving the received alert via the transceiver.. ... Harman International Industries Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099539

Headphones with thermal control

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

03/30/17 / #20170090870

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

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

03/30/17 / #20170089963

Techniques for improving swept sine analyses

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

03/23/17 / #20170083284

Wireless speaker system

A wireless speaker system may include a primary speaker including a first transceiver and a second transceiver and programmed to receive audio data from a mobile device at the first transceiver, and at least one secondary speaker including a receiver and programmed to receive a wireless signal including the audio data from the primary speaker at the receiver, each speaker configured to transmit audio signals consistently there between based on the received audio data.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078811

Media content playback system and method

A media apparatus for selecting a media source to provide media content to a playback device that plays back the media content as at least one of audio and video content may include a controller programmed to detect a media zone that includes a playback device, detect a presence of a portable user device that provides media content, determine a number of media sources that are available in the media zone, select a first media source of the number of media sources as a preferred media source based on a hierarchy table, determine whether the preferred media source includes the media content that is provided by the portable user device, and control the preferred media source to provide the media content to the playback device.. . ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070819

Earphones with bimodally fitting earbuds and bass preservation capabilities

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

03/09/17 / #20170067750

Methods and systems for driver assistance

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

03/02/17 / #20170064476

Headphone response measurement and equalization

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

03/02/17 / #20170064445

Customization of a vehicle audio system

Embodiments are provided for customizing an audio system of a vehicle. An example computing device for customization of an audio system of a vehicle includes a display configured to present a user interface, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to generate the user interface for presentation via the display, and receive user input to the user interface requesting one or more adjustments to an audio system, the one or more adjustments including instructions to tune an amplifier of the vehicle by adjusting digital signal processing (dsp) settings of the amplifier. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064442

Techniques for optimizing the polarities of audio input channels

In one embodiment, a polarity optimizer determines optimal polarities of audio input channels. In operation, the polarity optimizer generates multiple polarity combinations, where each polarity combination specifies a different combination of polarities of the audio input channels. ... Harman International Industries Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060526

Audio system with multi-screen application

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

03/02/17 / #20170059687

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

Examples of systems and methods for estimating a device location are disclosed. In one example, a device locating system includes three or more sensor devices, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable to determine an estimated location of a scanned device based on a received signal strength indication (rssi) value for the scanned device measured by at least three of the three or more sensor devices and processed in view of previously-recorded rssi values for the scanned device. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055253

Metadata distribution in a network

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

02/23/17 / #20170055084

Inverted dual coil transducer

A dual coil transducer is provided that has a low profile construction. The transducer includes a voice coil disposed around a central region of the transducer, a diaphragm with flexible suspension extending generally outwardly from the central region and including an inner edge attached to the voice coil, where the diaphragm includes a concave surface, and at least one magnet assembly disposed forward of the concave surface, where the at least one magnet assembly defines at least two magnetic gaps disposed about the central region. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055067

Thin high performance constant directivity waveguide and speaker

A loudspeaker includes a horn and a compression driver in a shallow package for installation in a wall, e.g., a four inch wide wall. The total depth for this loudspeaker may be about 3 and ¾ inches. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053666

Environment sensing intelligent apparatus

An audio playback device may drive an audio reproduction device at a volume level. An audio capture device may convert sound waves into audio input. ... Harman International Industries Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053534

Systems and methods for driver assistance

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

02/23/17 / #20170052540

Systems and methods for driver assistance

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

02/09/17 / #20170039029

Speaker

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

02/02/17 / #20170034648

Automatic speaker setup

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

02/02/17 / #20170034640

Techniques for optimizing the fidelity of a remote recording

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

02/02/17 / #20170032806

Active noise cancellation apparatus and method for improving voice recognition performance

In at least one embodiment, a vehicle active noise cancellation (anc) apparatus including an anc controller is disclosed. The anc controller is operably coupled to at least one error microphone. ... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026740

Audio enhancement via opportunistic use of microphones

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

01/26/17 / #20170026735

Gesture control earphone

An earphone and a media player system are provided. The earphone may include: a first sensor unit and a second sensor unit respectively mounted on a left portion and a right portion of the earphone, adapted to sensing gestures and generating signals according to the sensed gestures, where the left portion and the right portion are disposed on two sides of a user's head when the user wears the earphone; a processing device, adapted to translating the signals into control instructions to control a media player; and an interface, adapted to transmitting the control instructions to the media player. ... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026732

Eartip that conforms to a user's ear canal

One or more embodiments set forth include a personal aural device that includes an expandable eartip. The expandable eartip has a contracted state and an expanded state. ... Harman International Industries Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024185

Nomadic device for controlling one or more portable speakers

An apparatus for receiving audio data from a nomadic device is provided. The apparatus comprises a first portable speaker for being operably coupled to the nomadic device. ... Harman International Industries Inc








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