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Zip Mic - True Voice

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238987D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Sep-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Sep-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 189K

Publishing Venue

Microsoft

Related People

Pranav Wagh: INVENTOR

Abstract

In order to solve the problem is getting and transmitting a clear voice using a mic/speaker, in any average crowded area, a lot of research has been done. All previous innovations in this area targeted only on voice cancelation, which in itself is a heuristic technology in nature. Voice cancelation just tries to guess which voice might be vocal, and tries to lower down all other frequencies. It can be said that, at best, voice cancelation technology is prone to issues arising due to the assumptions in place. I propose an alternative technology / product, where mic & speaker can be totally decoupled, the speaker can directly be placed in the ear, and mic can be placed inside the mouth, rather than placing it externally The key aspects of this publication are 1) The idea that mic can be placed inside the mouth rather than externally 2) Optimized size, shape and material to be used inside the mouth. 3) Associated technology

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Document Author (alias)

pranavw

Defensive Publication Title 

Zip Mic – True Voice

Name(s) of All Contributors

Pranav Wagh

 

 

 

 

Summary of the Defensive Publication/Abstract

In order to solve the problem is getting and transmitting a clear voice using a mic/speaker, in any average crowded area, a lot of research has been done. All previous innovations in this area targeted only on voice cancelation, which in itself is a heuristic technology in nature. Voice cancelation just tries to guess which voice might be vocal, and tries to lower down all other frequencies. It can be said that, at best, voice cancelation technology is prone to issues arising due to the assumptions in place.

I propose an alternative technology / product, where mic & speaker can be totally decoupled, the speaker can directly be placed in the ear, and mic can be placed inside the mouth, rather than placing it externally

The key aspects of this publication are

1)     The idea that mic can be placed inside the mouth rather than externally

2)     Optimized size, shape and material to be used inside the mouth.

3)       Associated technology

 

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As I mentioned above, all the research (that I know of) in ensuring that the receiver of the voice does not hear any disturbance was betting on voice cancelation technology, which in simplistic words, just means, trying to identify which voice is the vocal frequency and trying to lower rest of the frequency. This approach has an obvious downside in handling common scenarios where either proper vocal frequency can’t be identified, or there are other voices which have exactly the same or similar frequency.

The proposed solution, theoretically, does not require identification of the voice frequency, and...