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1. WO2019046151 - USER-CONTROLLED BEAM STEERING IN MICROPHONE ARRAY

Publication Number WO/2019/046151
Publication Date 07.03.2019
International Application No. PCT/US2018/048061
International Filing Date 27.08.2018
IPC
H04R 1/32 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers
20Arrangements for obtaining desired frequency or directional characteristics
32for obtaining desired directional characteristic only
G10L 21/0208 2013.01
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0208Noise filtering
G10L 21/028 2013.01
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0272Voice signal separating
028using properties of sound source
H04N 21/442 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
442Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
H04R 1/40 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers
20Arrangements for obtaining desired frequency or directional characteristics
32for obtaining desired directional characteristic only
40by combining a number of identical transducers
G10L 21/0216 2013.01
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0208Noise filtering
0216characterised by the method used for estimating noise
CPC
G06F 3/002
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
002Specific input/output arrangements not covered by G06F3/02 - G06F3/16, e.g. facsimile, microfilm
G06F 3/017
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
017Gesture based interaction, e.g. based on a set of recognized hand gestures
G06F 3/165
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
16Sound input; Sound output
165Management of the audio stream, e.g. setting of volume, audio stream path
G10L 2021/02166
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0208Noise filtering
0216characterised by the method used for estimating noise
02161Number of inputs available containing the signal or the noise to be suppressed
02166Microphone arrays; Beamforming
G10L 21/0208
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0208Noise filtering
G10L 21/028
GPHYSICS
10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
LSPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING
21Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
02Speech enhancement, e.g. noise reduction or echo cancellation
0272Voice signal separating
028using properties of sound source
Applicants
  • BOSE CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • ABRAMS, Darren, W.
  • VOIGT, William, H.A.
  • NORVILLE, Pelham
  • RICE, William, D.
  • STUPAK, Noah, J.
  • TROTTER, John, A.
Agents
  • PINCKNEY, Matthew, B.
Priority Data
15/687,96128.08.2017US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) USER-CONTROLLED BEAM STEERING IN MICROPHONE ARRAY
(FR) ORIENTATION DE FAISCEAU COMMANDÉE PAR L'UTILISATEUR DANS UN RÉSEAU DE MICROPHONES
Abstract
(EN)
Various aspects include approaches for controlling acoustic beams. In some particular aspects, a system includes: a microphone array; and a control system coupled with the microphone array, the control system programmed to control the microphone array by: processing a signal from a beacon device to identify a physical location of the beacon device relative to the microphone array; and focusing the microphone array in a direction based upon the physical location of the beacon device prior to receiving an audio input at the microphone array.
(FR)
L'invention concerne, selon divers aspects, des approches permettant de commander des faisceaux acoustiques. Selon certains aspects particuliers, un système comprend : un réseau de microphones ; et un système de commande couplé au réseau de microphones, le système de commande étant programmé pour commander le réseau de microphones : en traitant un signal provenant d'un dispositif balise pour identifier un emplacement physique du dispositif balise par rapport au réseau de microphones ; et en focalisant le réseau de microphones dans une direction en fonction de l'emplacement physique du dispositif balise avant de recevoir une entrée audio au niveau du réseau de microphones.
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