US 11,656,837 B2
Electronic device for controlling sound and operation method therefor
Hyunjoong Lee, Suwon-si (KR); Junggap Kuk, Suwon-si (KR); Jinwon Kim, Suwon-si (KR); Jeongeun Lee, Suwon-si (KR); Junho Koh, Suwon-si (KR); and Kyunghun Jang, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Appl. No. 16/957,988
Filed by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
PCT Filed Jan. 24, 2019, PCT No. PCT/KR2019/001005
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 25, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/147034, PCT Pub. Date Aug. 1, 2019.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2018-0008965 (KR), filed on Jan. 24, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0364026 A1, Nov. 19, 2020
Int. Cl. H04R 27/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/16 (2006.01); G10L 25/51 (2013.01); G10L 25/78 (2013.01); H04S 7/00 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/165 (2013.01) [G10L 25/51 (2013.01); G10L 25/78 (2013.01); H04S 7/302 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device, comprising:
a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the stored instructions,
wherein as the instructions are executed, the processor is configured to:
identify a trigger for executing a first event associated with sound generation from an external electronic device,
identify a user's position in a space where the electronic device is positioned,
control the electronic device to move to the user's position at every trigger detection, receive sound in the user's position, and identify information about sound based on the received sound, and
control at least one operation of the external electronic device performing the first event or another external electronic device generating sound, based on the identified sound information.
 
10. A method for operating an electronic device, the method comprising:
identifying a trigger for executing a first event associated with sound generation from an external electronic device;
identifying a user's position in a space where the electronic device is positioned;
controlling the electronic device to move to the user's position at every trigger detection, receiving sound in the user's position, and identifying information about a sound based on the received sound; and
controlling at least one operation of the external electronic device performing the first event or another external electronic device generating sound, based on the identified sound information.