Overhead Speaker System

Crockett, Brett, Tuffy, Mark and Shannon, James ORCID: 0000-0001-6976-9801, inventor(s); Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, assignee. (2016) Overhead Speaker System. WO2016/048762A1.

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There is provided a sound system comprising: a first reflector arranged overhead and to reflect sound into a listening environment, a sound emitting device comprising a sound source and a second reflector, the sound source being configured to direct a sound beam with a first beam angle into the second reflector, the sound emmiting device being any of a horn or parabolic loudspeaker. The second reflector is shaped to reflect the sound beam with a second beam angle towards the first reflector, and the first reflector is shaped such as it reflects the sound beam back to the listening environment with a third beam angle. The second beam angle is less than the first beam angle, and the third beam angle is greater than the second beam angle. There is further provided a sound system wherein three of more reflectors are used to reflect sound back down to the listening environment. Additionally, at least one sound absorbing device of a three dimensional shape is positioned in between the overhead reflectors.

Item Type: Patent
Additional Information: International Publication number: WO2016/048762A1, (International Application number: PCT/US2015/050503). Additional documentation is available from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website via the Organisation link below and from Google Patents website via the Publisher Link below.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Overhead; Speaker; Parabolic; Reflector; Audio; Sound; Cinema; Film; Dolby Atmos
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: James Shannon
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 20:11
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10308

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