BOHEMIA, N.Y., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrea Electronics Corporation (OTCBB: ANDR), a leading developer of hardware and software microphone technologies, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. § 1337.
The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain audio processing hardware and software and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent numbers 5,825,898 "System and Method for Adaptive Interference Cancelling," 6,363,345 "System, Method and Apparatus for Cancelling Noise," 6,049,607 "Interference Canceling Method and Apparatus," 6,377,637 "Sub-band Exponential Smoothing Noise Canceling System," and 6,483,923 "System and Method for Adaptive Interference Cancelling."
The named respondents include Acer Inc., Acer America Corp., ASUSTeK Computer Inc., ASUS Computer International, Dell Inc., Hewlett Packard Co., Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo Holding Co., Inc., Lenovo (United States) Inc., Toshiba Corp., Toshiba America, Inc., Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
According to the complaint, the respondents import products, such as desktop and laptop computers, that use the patent protected audio enhancement technology. Andrea has requested that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue limited exclusion orders and cease and desist orders.
An American Innovator
Andrea Electronics is an American-owned business since 1934. In the early 40's, Andrea was one of the very first elite U.S. television manufacturers. In the 60's the company designed the capsule's intercom communication system used in the first manned Mercury space flight and military intercoms for F16 fighter jets and helicopters. Andrea's microphone array and other advanced noise cancellation technologies have been embedded into hundreds of millions of computers and other devices. SuperBeam Stereo Array Microphone headsets and DA- 250 digital microphone stand alone solution for OEMs are among the latest innovations from Andrea Electronics.
About Andrea Electronics
Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications requiring high performance quality voice input. The company's patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDATM), patented PureAudioTM and patented EchoStopTM far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics' website at www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800-442-7787.
Corisa L. Guiffre
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