Sony Computer Entertainment Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22 -- Sony Computer Entertainment, Tokyo, has been assigned a patent (8,355,515) developed by Xiadong Mao, Foster City, Calif., Ruxin Chen, Redwood City, Calif., and Seth C.H. Luisi, Millbrae, Calif., for a "gaming headset and charging method."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An audio headset may comprise a case, near field microphone and far field microphone. A speaker, processor, memory, battery, charging interface and cradle detection circuit may be mounted to the case. Processor-executable instructions embodied in the memory, may be configured to implement a battery charging method. The headset may be shut off in response to placement of the headset in a charging cradle. The far-field microphone is turned on but not the near-field microphone. The battery may then be charged from the cradle. A headset having near-field and far-field microphones may be used to distinguish between user speech and competing sounds by generating signals from the sounds detected by each microphone and comparing the strengths of the signals. The signals may be processed as user speech if they are of comparable strength. Otherwise, the near-field signal may be processed as user speech and the far-field signal as competing sounds."
The patent application was filed on April 7, 2008 (12/099,046). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,355,515&OS=8,355,515&RS=8,355,515
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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