US Patent No. 9,634,632

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SIGNALS TO ENHANCE AUDIBILITY IN AN MRI ENVIRONMENT


Patent No. 9,634,632
Issue Date April 25, 2017
Title System And Method For Processing Signals To Enhance Audibility In An Mri Environment
Inventorship John Mantegna, South Burlington, VT (US)
Assignee University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, VT (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,634,632

1. A system for processing signals to enhance patient audibility of as plurality of signals in an Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) environment, each of the plurality of signals having an amplitude and frequency, the frequency, the system comprising:
an acoustic measuring device for measuring sound power levels generated by the MRI;
a principal frequency component identifier for identifying at least one principal frequency measured by the acoustic measuring
device, wherein the at least one principal frequency exceeds a predetermined acoustic power threshold; and

an audio equalizer for controlling the amplitude and frequency of each of the plurality of signals in accordance with the
at least one principal frequency exceeding the predetermined acoustic power threshold.