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System and Method for Intelligent Volume Adjustment in a Given Area

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245226D
Publication Date: 2016-Feb-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that uses one or more microphones to analyze outside noise and perform processing to adjust the volume of individual speaker(s) in a given area.

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System and Method for Intelligent Volume Adjustment in a Given Area

Current volume adjustment systems use microphones and speech-to-text technology to determine conversations and locations, and then independently adjust the volume of each speaker. None of the current solutions can adjust each individual speaker volume based on detecting the location of human speech. Existing solutions focus on adjusting volume based on ambient noise or input from other hardware.

The novel contribution is a system that uses one or more microphones to analyze outside noise and perform processing in a given area. The system uses speech-to-text technology to determine whether the noise is a conversation, and then adjust (minimize) volume accordingly. The system uses microphone(s) to determine the location of the conversation and only adjusts the volume of the speaker(s) nearest to the conversation.

In an example embodiment, in a vehicle, if the back seat passengers are having a conversation, the system minimizes the volume of only the rear speakers. In a large room, if a couple is talking in the corner of the room, the system adjusts only the corner speaker, and others in the room can continue to enjoy the music at the normal volume.

Figure: Multiple speakers in a room with adjusted sound levels; the lowest level is near two people having a conversation

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