As promised, here’s an update of interesting hearing technology patents — the list is long but it only encompasses the last two months of 2012.  I think you’ll agree, it looks like a Christmas wish list — hearing aids that tell you how your body’s doing, that find themselves, that test your hearing, that do real-ear; nanotechnology penetrating the tympanic membrane and oval window.  Wow.   Look for list updates in future months.

US Patents Issued

World Intellectual Property Organization Published Patents

 

 editor’s note:  The Patent Series is updated every two months.  Click links for patents approved in Jan/Feb 2014Nov/Dec 2013September/October 2013Jul/Aug 2013May/Jun 2013Mar/Apr 2013Jan/Feb 2013Nov/Dec 2012

photo courtesy of IP Law for Start-Ups

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  1. US Patent Issued to iHear Medical on Dec. 25 for “Hearing Device with Semipermanent Canal Receiver Module” (California Inventor).  US Fed News Service, Including US State News. December 27, 2012.
  2. “US Patent Issued to Carj Development on Dec. 25 for “Communication System” (Swedish Inventors).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  3. US Patent Issued to Siemens Audiologische Technik, Siemens Hearing Instruments on Dec. 11 for “Feature Driven Rule-Based Framework for Automation of Modeling Workflows in Digital Manufacturing” (American, German Inventors).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012<http://www.highbeam.com>.
  4. US Patent Issued to Wolfson Dynamic Hearing on Dec. 11 for “Method and Apparatus for Producing Adaptive Directional Signals” (Australian Inventor).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  5. US Patent Issued to Sonic Innovations on Dec. 11 for “Hearing Aid Device with Interchangeable Covers” (Utah Inventors).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  6. US Patent Issued to Zounds Hearing on Dec. 11 for “Wireless Gateway for Hearing Aid” (Arizona Inventors).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012.HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  7.  “US Patent Issued to Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. on Dec. 11 for “Connecting Element for a Carrying Hook of a Hearing Device” (German Inventors).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  8. Patent Issued for Hearing Apparatus with Pressure Equalization for Converters.” Health & Medicine Week. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  9. Patent Issued for Hearing Apparatus Chip with a Separate EMC Ground and Corresponding Hearing Apparatus.“Health & Medicine Week. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  10. Patent Issued for Processing an Input Signal in a Hearing Aid.” Journal of Engineering. NewsRX. 2012.HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  11.  “Patent Issued for Method of Auditory Display of Sensor Data.” Medical Devices & Surgical Technology Week. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  12. Patent Issued for Method and Device for Hearing Test.” Health & Medicine Week. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  13. “Patent Issued for Method and Apparatus for Real-Ear Measurements for Receiver-In-Canal Devices.” Journal of Engineering. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  14. Patent Issued for Otologic Nanotechnology.” Biotech Week. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research.30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  15.  “WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF PHONAK, JANA SCHIMMELPFENNIG, ROBERTO MANCUSO, IVO HASLER, SATHISH KAVERIPAKAM, FABIAN WANNER FOR “METHOD FOR LOCATING A HEARING DEVICE AND DEVICES THAT ARE OPERABLE ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD” (SWISS INVENTORS).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.
  16.  “WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF JIANGSU BETTERLIFE MEDICAL, YONG DAVID ZHAO, JENNIFER JINPING ZHAO FOR “DEEP-IN-THE-CANAL DEFORMATION SELF-ADAPTIVE HEARING DEVICE” (CHINESE INVENTORS).” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. 2012. HighBeam Research. 30 Dec. 2012 <http://www.highbeam.com>.