SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, KR)
This disclosure is about an audio sensor that is directional and, more specifically a sensor with an enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
2. Description of Related Art
An acoustic sensor is mounted on appliances in the home, image display devices or virtual reality devices artificial intelligence speakers or similar devices, and is configured to sense the direction of sound as well as recognize voices. Acoustic detectors may comprise an sensing device that is directional. It converts mechanical motions that are caused by pressure variations into an electrical signal.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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