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Jawbone Innovations LLC

U.S. Patent No. 8,467,543


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,467,543 (‘543 Patent), titled “Microphone and voice activity detection (VAD) configurations for use with communication systems”, from assignee Jawbone Innovations LLC, published on 11 December 2013.

This patent discloses a communication system that employs various microphone configurations in portable devices to capture environmental sounds, that include arrays with unidirectional and omnidirectional microphones. Additionally, the systems utilize Voice Activity Detection (VAD) to automatically generate control signals from voice activity data. These signals are then used to select appropriate noise reduction methods for specific frequency subbands within the acoustic signals, and generate denoised acoustic signals.

Jawbone Innovations '543 Cover Page

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