Acoustic Technologies, Inc.
|Acoustic Technologies, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140044274||Estimating Direction of Arrival From Plural Microphones - A noise suppression system includes plural microphones, a fixed beam former, a blocking matrix, plural adaptive filters, and a direction of arrival circuit coupled to the adaptive filters that prevents the filters from adapting in the presence of a signal in the look direction. The direction of arrival circuit causes the filters to adapt more quickly in the absence of a signal in the look direction. A pair of adjustable gain circuits is coupled to each microphone. A first adjustable gain circuit from each pair is calibrated during the presence of a desired signal and a second adjustable gain circuit from each pair is calibrated during the presence of an interfering signal. A fixed null-forming circuit is coupled to a first pair of variable gain circuits and an adaptive null forming circuit is coupled to a second pair of adjustable gain circuits. The ratio of the gains of the null forming circuits is used as a control signal. Successive ratios are averaged with a variable smoothing constant and a control signal is derived from the averaged ratios.||02-13-2014|
|20110150210||Distributed VAD control system for telephone - A telephone includes a transmit channel and a receive channel, each including a bank of sub-band filters having a VAD coupled one to each sub-band filter. Each VAD measures the spectral energy in a sub-band, compares the spectral energy to a first threshold, and produces an output signal representative of whether or not the first threshold is exceeded. The voice activity detector also includes a threshold circuit for calculating a dynamically adjustable noise threshold based upon averaged measured spectral energy. A wide band or system VAD monitors echo canceling circuitry to detect voice activity and double talk.||06-23-2011|
|20100128868||Acoustic echo canceler using an accelerometer - A system includes a loudspeaker, a microphone, an echo canceling circuit, and an accelerometer coupled to the loudspeaker for providing a reference signal, a(n), to the echo canceling circuit. Preferably, the accelerometer is attached to the loudspeaker. A speaker signal, x(n), is used to drive the loudspeaker and the system also includes a switch for coupling either a(n) or x(n) to the echo canceling circuit, depending upon the volume or loudness of the sounds involved.||05-27-2010|
Patent applications by Acoustic Technologies, Inc.