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1. (WO2017151359) ACOUSTIC WALL ASSEMBLY HAVING ACTIVE NOISE-DISRUPTIVE PROPERTIES, AND/OR METHOD OF MAKING AND/OR USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151359    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/018836
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G10K 11/175
E04B 1/84
G10K 11/178
Applicants: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
Inventors: KRASNOV, Alexey
CORDEN, Barry B.
GREEN, Ed
Title: ACOUSTIC WALL ASSEMBLY HAVING ACTIVE NOISE-DISRUPTIVE PROPERTIES, AND/OR METHOD OF MAKING AND/OR USING THE SAME
Abstract:
Certain example embodiments relate to an acoustic wall assembly that uses active sound reverberation to achieve noise-disruptive functionality, and/or a method of making and/or using the same. With the active approach, sound waves in a given frequency range are detected by a sound masking circuit. Responsive to detection of such sound waves, an air pump (e.g., speaker) is used to pump air in the wall assembly to actively mask the detected sound waves via reverberation and/or the like. The wall assembly may include one, two, or more walls, and the walls may be partial or full walls. A passive approach may also be used additionally to the active approach. With the passive approach, sound waves in a given frequency range are disrupted via features (e.g., holes, slits, etc.) formed in and/or on a wall itself.