US 11,658,632 B2
Audio device with dynamically responsive volume
Galen E. Knode, Macungie, PA (US)
Assigned to Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed by Lutron Technology Company LLC, Coopersburg, PA (US)
Filed on Jan. 28, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/586,844.
Application 17/586,844 is a continuation of application No. 17/018,055, filed on Sep. 11, 2020, granted, now 11,239,811.
Application 17/018,055 is a continuation of application No. 16/209,422, filed on Dec. 4, 2018, granted, now 10,797,670, issued on Oct. 6, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/594,295, filed on Dec. 4, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2022/0224300 A1, Jul. 14, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H03G 3/00 (2006.01); H04R 29/00 (2006.01); H03G 3/32 (2006.01); H04R 3/00 (2006.01); H03G 3/02 (2006.01); H03G 3/30 (2006.01); H04R 27/00 (2006.01)
CPC H03G 3/32 (2013.01) [H03G 3/02 (2013.01); H03G 3/3005 (2013.01); H04R 3/00 (2013.01); H04R 29/001 (2013.01); H04R 27/00 (2013.01); H04R 2227/001 (2013.01); H04R 2227/003 (2013.01); H04R 2227/009 (2013.01); H04R 2430/01 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A user interface system, comprising:
occupancy detection circuitry to provide an output signal including data indicative of a presence of an occupant within a space about the user interface system; and
a housing that includes:
at least one audio input device;
at least one audio output device;
control circuitry operatively coupled to the at least one audio input device and the at least one audio output device, the control circuitry to:
receive the signal that includes the data indicative of the presence of the occupant within the space about the user interface system;
determine an ambient noise level responsive to receipt of the signal indicative of the presence of the occupant in the space:
determine an input volume level responsive to receipt of an audible input from the occupant in the space via the at least one audio input device;
determine a quiet threshold value;
compare the determined input volume level with the determined quiet threshold value; and
responsive to the determination that the input volume level exceeds the determined quiet threshold value, determine an output volume level associated with the at least one audio output device based on the input volume level.