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1. (WO2017151367) ACOUSTIC WALL ASSEMBLY HAVING DOUBLE-WALL CONFIGURATION AND ACTIVE NOISE-DISRUPTIVE PROPERTIES, AND/OR METHOD OF MAKING AND/OR USING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151367    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/018999
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 24 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G10K 11/175
G10K 11/178
E04B 1/84
Applicants: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
Inventors: KRASNOV, Alexey
CORDEN, Barry, B.
GREEN, Ed
Title: ACOUSTIC WALL ASSEMBLY HAVING DOUBLE-WALL CONFIGURATION AND 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 and optionally passive 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 two or more walls, and the walls may be partial or full walls. 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.