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1. US20200213711 - TRANSPARENT SOUND DEVICE

Office United States of America
Application Number 16235360
Application Date 28.12.2018
Publication Number 20200213711
Publication Date 02.07.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04R 1/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers
10Earpieces; Attachments therefor
H04R 3/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
3Circuits for transducers
G10K 11/178
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
KSOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES;  METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
16Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
175using interference effects; Masking sound
178by electro-acoustically regenerating the original acoustic waves in anti-phase
CPC
H04R 1/1083
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers, ; loudspeakers or microphones
10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
1083Reduction of ambient noise
H04R 1/1091
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers, ; loudspeakers or microphones
10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
1091Details not provided for in groups H04R1/1008 - H04R1/1083
G10K 2210/1081
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
KSOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES
2210Details of active noise control [ANC] covered by G10K11/178 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
10Applications
108Communication systems, e.g. where useful sound is kept and noise is cancelled
1081Earphones, e.g. for telephones, ear protectors or headsets
G10K 11/178
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
KSOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES
11Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
16Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
175using interference effects; Masking sound
178by electro-acoustically regenerating the original acoustic waves in anti-phase
H04R 2201/107
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
2201Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones covered by H04R1/00 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
10Details of earpieces, attachments therefor, earphones or monophonic headphones covered by H04R1/10 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
107Monophonic and stereophonic headphones with microphone for two-way hands free communication
H04R 3/005
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
3Circuits for transducers ; , loudspeakers or microphones
005for combining the signals of two or more microphones
Applicants X Development LLC
Inventors Jason Rugolo
Bin Ni
Cyrus Behroozi
Title
(EN) TRANSPARENT SOUND DEVICE
Abstract
(EN)

An in-ear device includes a housing shaped to hold the in-ear device in an ear of a user, and an audio package, disposed in the housing, to emit augmented sound. A first set of one or more microphones is positioned to receive external sound, and a controller is coupled to the audio package and the first set of one or more microphones. The controller includes a low-latency audio processing path, digital control parameters, and logic that when executed by the controller causes the in-ear device to perform operations. The operations may include receiving the external sound with the first set of one or more microphones to generate a low-latency sound signal; augmenting the low-latency sound signal by passing the low-latency sound signal through the low-latency audio processing path to produce an augmented sound signal; and outputting, with the audio package, the augmented sound based on the augmented sound signal.

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