US 9,438,991 B2
Sound feedback system for vehicles
Julian Sanchez, Leclair, IA (US); Kristin J Sullivan, Des Moines, IA (US); Karl B Washburn, Leclaire, IA (US); and Noel W Anderson, Fargo, ND (US)
Assigned to DEERE & COMPANY, Moline, IL (US)
Filed by DEERE & COMPANY, Moline, IL (US)
Filed on Aug. 20, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/971,125.
Prior Publication US 2015/0055794 A1, Feb. 26, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04B 1/00 (2006.01); H04R 29/00 (2006.01); H04R 3/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/16 (2006.01); B60R 16/023 (2006.01); B60W 50/08 (2012.01); A01B 69/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04R 3/00 (2013.01) [G08G 1/161 (2013.01); A01B 69/00 (2013.01); B60R 16/0231 (2013.01); B60R 2300/00 (2013.01); B60W 50/08 (2013.01); B60W 2550/20 (2013.01); H04R 2420/07 (2013.01); H04R 2499/13 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
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1. A feedback system configured for providing a feedback sound representative of a first vehicle sound of a first vehicle and a second vehicle sound of a second vehicle, the feedback system comprising:
the first vehicle sound being at least one of an ambient sound, an engine sound or a combine separator sound;
the second vehicle sound being at least one of an ambient sound, an engine sound or a combine separator sound
a first vehicle data bus of the first vehicle;
a second vehicle data bus of the second vehicle;
a first wireless communication device in communication with the first vehicle data bus, the first wireless communication device configured to communicate the first vehicle sound;
a second wireless communication device in communication with the second vehicle data bus, the second wireless communication device configured to communicate the second vehicle sound;
an electronic data processing system comprising a third wireless communication device configured to receive the first vehicle sound and the second vehicle sound;
a sound integration module configured to form or determine the feedback sound from the first vehicle sound and the second vehicle sound;
a user interface located one of: in the first vehicle, in the second vehicle or outside the first and second vehicles; and
a sound generator module configured to communicate the feedback sound to the user interface and thus to a user located with the user interface;
wherein the user interface comprises a first speaker and a second speaker and is configured to communicate the first vehicle sound primarily through the first speaker and the second vehicle sound primarily through the second speaker.