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1. (WO2018064362) MULTI-ORIENTATION PLAYBACK DEVICE MICROPHONES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/064362    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/054063
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 29 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04R 3/00
G01S 3/80
G10L 21/0216
G10L 21/02
Applicants: SONOS, INC.
Inventors: WELCH, Brendan
KADRI, Romi
REILLY, Jonathon
Title: MULTI-ORIENTATION PLAYBACK DEVICE MICROPHONES
Abstract:
Aspects of a multi-orientation playback device including at least one microphone array are discussed. A method may include determining an orientation of the playback device which includes at least one microphone array and determining at least one microphone training response for the playback device from a plurality of microphone training responses based on the orientation of the playback device. The at least one microphone array can detect a sound input, and the location information of a source of the sound input can be determined based on the at least one microphone training response and the detected sound input. Based on the location information of the source, the directional focus of the at least one microphone array can be adjusted, and the sound input can be captured based on the adjusted directional focus.