At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.
Apparatus and method for embedding searchable information into a file for
transmission, storage and retrieval
An apparatus is disclosed for acquiring information to be transmitted to a receiving facility and for transmitting such thereto. A capture device captures...
Embedded appliance for multimedia capture
A multimedia device includes input ports dedicated to receiving a real-time media signal and a processor system dedicated to capturing the real-time media...
Digital watermarking methods, programs and apparatus
The present claims recite various steganographic and digital watermarking methods and apparatus. One claim recites a method of watermarking a representation of...
Diaphragm with integrated acoustical and optical properties
A multifunctional transducer diaphragm may be configured as audio speaker system for displays wherein the multifunctional transducer diaphragm is capable of...
Diaphragm and speaker using same
A first enforcing rib, a second enforcing rib, and a third enforcing rib are integrally formed at least at one of a front side and a back side of a diaphragm,...
Headphone cable splitter
A flat, ribbon-like headphone cable having a unitary cable section, a splitter, and two split cable sections for connection to earpieces. The unitary and split...
Microphone and microphone hanger-hook
A conductive hanger plate having a flat external face and a conductive hanger knob are so provided as to be electrically isolated with each other at the same...
Construction of a completely-in-canal hearing instrument with receiver
A construction of a CIC instrument is provided, along with a corresponding method of manufacturing such a CIC instrument, that prevents floating components from...
Precision micro-hole for extended life batteries
Various embodiments of the invention provide an enclosure for a metal-air battery assembly for an extended wear hearing aid. The enclosure includes a diffusion...
Hearing aid and method of utilizing gain limitation in a hearing aid
A hearing aid (200) with multiple microphones comprises a first microphone (1) for converting sound into a first audio signal, a second microphone (20) for...
Method and arrangement for exchanging data with a hearing device
Data is exchanged between a hearing device and a connectable unit. The data, such as an identification code, may be read from the unit. Data may also be output...
System for automatic reception enhancement of hearing assistance devices
Method and apparatus for automatic reception enhancement of hearing assistance devices. The present subject matter relates to methods and apparatus for...
An apparatus, the apparatus includes an electromagnetic signal device; a medium; and a sound wave generator. The sound wave generator includes a carbon nanotube...
A sound wave generator includes a carbon nanotube structure. At least part of the carbon nanotube structure is supported by a supporting element. The sound wave...
A sound wave generator that includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure produces sound by means of the thermoacoustic effect.
Capacitive transducer circuit and method
A capacitive transducer circuit includes a capacitive transducer having first and second electrodes. The first and second electrodes are biased by respective...
Method and apparatus for controlling a selectable voltage audio power
A method and apparatus for controlling a selectable voltage audio power output stage provides a mechanism for raising the selected power amplifier output...
Controller of graphic equalizer
An apparatus is provided for controlling a graphic equalizer which is implemented by digital filters, each being assignable to a frequency band for regulating a...
Audio processing apparatus
A signal processing apparatus includes sound collecting elements, a noise detector for detecting a level of noise in a low-frequency band of audio signals...
Method and apparatus for noise suppression in a small array microphone
A small array microphone system includes an array microphone having a plurality of microphones and operative to provide a plurality of received signals, each...
Spherical loudspeaker for omnipresent sound reproduction
A highly compact loudspeaker system having a spherical housing produces time and phase coherent sound waves in an omnipresent manner throughout a spatial...
Audio playback system
Provided is an audio playback system, which reduces a restriction on a place of installation and which reduces the dispersion of characteristics of sound...
Methods and systems for controlling noise cancellation
A method for detecting failure in a noise cancellation system is provided. The noise cancellation system is operable to at least partially cancel an unwanted...
Automatic transformer saturation compensation circuit
A transformer saturation compensation circuit for loudspeakers in embodiments of the invention may include one or more of the following features: (a) a...
Methods and apparatus for batch bound authentication
A processing system may include a processing unit and nonvolatile storage responsive to the processing unit. The nonvolatile storage may include a candidate...
Method and apparatus for remotely provisioning software-based security
A virtual security coprocessor is created in a first processing system. The virtual security coprocessor is then transferred to a second processing system, for...
Security device for cryptographic communications
Cryptographic systems and methods are provided in which authentication operations, digital signature operations, and encryption operations may be performed....
Method of playing broadcast program contents using encryption and
A method is provided of playing a broadcast program content, which includes: (a) producing a combination-dependent unique key which is unique to a combination...
Method and system for providing security within multiple set-top boxes
assigned for a single customer
Two or more set-top boxes are installed in a household. A communications link, preferably a physical link, is provided between or among the set-top boxes. One...
Method and system for secured wireless data transmission to and from a
The device tracking location adherence and route adherence technology, according to an exemplary embodiment of this invention, at least provides for secure...
Video processing system for scrambling video streams with dependent
portions and methods for use therewith
A video processing system includes a video encoder that encodes a video signal into a contiguous video stream having an independent portion and a dependent...
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
In an information processing apparatus, a first communication unit receives encrypted data from a portable terminal device when the portable terminal device is...
Embedding a secret in a bit string for safeguarding the secret
A method and system for embedding a secret in a bit string for safeguarding the secret. In one embodiment, the method comprises computing the length of the...
A device may include logic configured to process a request for a keypad layout, and to provide a keypad layout via keypad display in response to the processed...
Method and system for event notifications
A method for generating a ring tone for a given caller based on a prior conversation with that caller. A portion of a conversation with a given caller is...
Focused retrieval of selected data in a call center environment
A method, program product and system for retrieving customer data in a call center environment, includes completing a connection between a customer and a call...
Systems and methods for recording using virtual machines
A recording system that includes software configured to enable a first guest operating system to function in a virtual machine operating environment, a first...
Queuing and routing telephone calls
A method and system to process communications in an automatic communication distributor is described. The method may comprise receiving a communication and...
Queue management system and method
A queue management system and method which uses a computer to manage queue priorities and contact customers. The queue management system includes communication...
Call center application data and interoperation architecture for a
telecommunication service center
A call center application data and interoperation architecture provides a centralized design for managing applications providing call center functionality. The...
Automatic agent training system
An exemplary method for training call center agents over a communications network using automatically selected training scenarios comprises the steps of...
Method and apparatus for processing customer contacts using a state
A method and apparatus are provided for processing a call with a client within an automatic contact distributor system. The method includes the step of...
Call center system for multiple transaction selections
A method includes displaying a transaction menu that includes multiple selectable call center agent transactions. A plurality of selected transactions are...
System and method for providing a multi-modal communications
infrastructure for automated call center operation
A multi-modal call is accepted from a caller through a telephony interface, which accommodates multi-modal calls including at least one of verbal speech and...
Communication center methods and apparatus
A communications center supports sales and/or customer support services corresponding to a plurality of business affiliations. Operator terminals within the...
Method and apparatus for providing multimedia ringback services to mobile
user devices in pre-IMS networks
The invention comprises a method and apparatus for providing multimedia content to a calling party device. Specifically, the method comprises receiving a...
Intelligent switching system for voice and data
A teleconferencing system for voice and data provides interconnections among user sites via a central station. User stations at user sites each alternate...
Method, system and apparatus for announcing caller information over a
A method, system and apparatus for announcing caller information to users over a television link. The method comprises receiving signalling information...
Optimizing profitability in business transactions
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for processing alternatively billed telephone calls, such as, for example, collect...
Interface for a multi-messaging system
Systems and methods of managing announcement messages provide for receiving a first announcement message, where the first announcement message is compatible...