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Salt Lake City—ClearOne, a global provider of audio and visual communication solutions, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a new patent on technology for adaptively configuring beamforming microphone arrays.
On December 29, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 9,226,088 entitled “Methods and Apparatuses for Multiple Configurations of Beamforming Microphone Arrays.” The ‘088 patent describes a method for self detecting spatial orientation and adaptively configuring a beamforming microphone array for superior audio performance. This invention enables a beamforming microphone array to be used in a wide variety of conferencing applications, such as discreetly mounted on the ceiling, attached to a wall below a video conferencing display, or placed on a table.
This invention is important because it facilitates the widespread market adoption of beamforming microphone array technology for multiple applications by eliminating the need for complex training, installation, and management.
This recently issued ClearOne patent is part of a patent portfolio that includes over 68 patents and an additional 32 pending patent applications covering multiple new technologies in the fields of audio and video processing, audio and video streaming, and communication technologies. This ongoing development of new patents continues ClearOne’s leadership position, strong history of product innovation, and development of cutting edge technologies.