Global Patent Index - EP 1090531 A1

EP 1090531 A1 2001-04-11 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SOUND

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SOUND

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR SCHALLBEARBEITUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE TRAITEMENT DE SONS

Publication

EP 1090531 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928142 A

Priority

  • GB 9902063 W
  • GB 9813973 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0001200A1] A method of processing sound comprises the steps of: detecting sounds at at least two spaced detecting locations; analysing the detected sounds to identify the angular relation between respective sound sources and the detecting locations; permitting selection of an angular relation associated with a particular sound source; and processing the detected sounds in response to the selection to highlight a stream of sound associated with the particular sound source. The method may be utilised in a hearing aid, to allow a user to stream sounds by interactively selecting a particular source, and thus minimise background "noise".

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04R 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/407 (2013.01); H04R 25/502 (2013.01); H04R 2201/403 (2013.01); H04S 2420/03 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0001200A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0001200 A1 20000106; AU 4525899 A 20000117; EP 1090531 A1 20010411; GB 9813973 D0 19980826; JP 2002519973 A 20020702

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030131

2002-03-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020125

2001-04-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010115

2001-04-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE