hearing aid patents april 2020

US Ear Device Patents for April 2020

Ohmmmm

 

In these days of COVID-19 sequestering and isolation, meditation and relaxation are handy skills, especially when offered through multitasking ear devices. Consider Starkey’s patent #10617842, Ear-worn electronic device for conducting and monitoring mental exercises.

Now, please dim your lights, perform Shavasana and invite your mind to consider:

“…an ear-worn electronic device (offering)… a three-dimensional virtual sound environment comprising relaxing sounds….generating… verbal instructions within the three-dimensional virtual sound environment that guide the wearer through a predetermined mental exercise that promotes wearer relaxation.”

 

The April 2020 Patent List 

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Electrode lead with integrated attachment mechanism

10610682

MEL-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

 

4/07/2020

Shifting of output in a sense prosthesis

10610687

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/07/2020

Fixation system for an implantable medical device

10610691

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/07/2020

Binaural rendering method and apparatus for decoding multi channel audio

10614820

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Daejeon, KR)

 

4/07/2020

Audio processing device, system, and method in which frequency bands of an input audio signal are bundled and allocated to channels for processing

10615766

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

 

 

4/07/2020

Custom earbud scanning and fabrication

10616560

Lantos Technologies Inc (Wilmington, MA)

4/07/2020

Method and device for streaming communication between hearing devices

10616685

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

 

4/07/2020

Method for operating a hearing device and hearing device for detecting own voice based on an individual threshold value

10616694

Sivantos PTE Ltd (Singapore, SG)

 

 

4/07/2020

Execution and initialisation of processes for a device

10616695

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/07/2020

Hearing instrument with an authentication protocol

10616697

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

4/07/2020

Fixation of a bone conduction floating mass transducer

10616698

MEL-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

4/07/2020

Hearing aid that can be introduced into the auditory canal and hearing aid system

10616699

Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen Medizinische Fakultaet Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (Tubingen, DE)

 

4/07/2020

Method and apparatus for objective assessment of in-ear device acoustical performance

RE47938

3M Innovative Properties Company (St Paul, MN)

 

4/07/2020

Earpiece with in-ear electrodes

10617297

Bragi GmbH (Munchen, DE)

4/14/2020

Acoustically probed over-the-ear hearing assessment devices and methods

10617333

3M Innovative Properties Company (St Paul, MN)

 

4/14/2020

Optimization tool for auditory devices

10617334

Soundwave Hearing LLC (Glendale Heights, IL)

4/14/2020

Ear-worn electronic device for conducting and monitoring mental exercises

10617842

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

 

4/14/2020

Rechargeable battery voltage adaption

10620243

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/14/2020

Hearing aid using wireless test modes as diagnostic tool

10620905

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

4/14/2020

System for real time, remote access to and adjustment of patient hearing aid with patient in normal life environment

10623564

Applicant: Manchester, Deborah M (Studio City, CA)

 

 

4/14/2020

Acoustic gesture detection for control of a hearable device

10623845

Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, CA)

 

4/14/2020

Hearing aid using wireless test modes as diagnostic tool

10623869

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

4/14/2020

Hearing assistance using active noise reduction

10623870

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

4/14/2020

Hearing assistance system with automatic side detection

10623871

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

4/14/2020

Systems and methods for audio rendering control in a hearing system

10623872

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

 

4/14/2020

Hearing device

10623873

Sivantos PTE Ltd (Singapore, SG)

4/14/2020

Self-drying hearing aid and method for transporting humidity out of such hearing aid

10623875

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

 

 

4/14/2020

Synchronizing asynchronous dual-stack radio events for hearing device applications

10624032

IntriCon Corporation (Arden Hills, MN)

4/14/2020

Hearing testing probe apparatus with digital interface

10624562

Etymotic Research Inc (Elk Grove Village, IL)

 

4/21/2020

Batteries and battery manufacturing methods

10629969

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

4/21/2020

Open ear audio device with bone conduction speaker

10631075

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

4/21/2020

Advanced scene classification for prosthesis

10631101

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/21/2020

Microphone system and a hearing device comprising a microphone system

10631102

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

 

4/21/2020

System and method for multiplexed ultrasound hearing

10631103

Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

4/21/2020

Listening device with automatic mode change capabilities

10631104

III Holdings 4 LLC (Wilmington, DE)

 

4/21/2020

Hearing aid system and a method of operating a hearing aid system

10631105

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

 

4/21/2020

Wireless earbuds and wearable charger and integrated speaker

D881839

Muzik Inc (West Hollywood, CA)

 

4/21/2020

Listening device with automatic mode change capabilities

10631106

III Holdings 4 LLC (Wilmington, DE)

4/21/2020

Hearing device comprising adaptive sound source frequency lowering

10631107

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

 

4/21/2020

Hearing augmentation systems and methods

10631108

K/S HIMPP (Lynge, DK)

4/21/2020

Ear-worn electronic device incorporating antenna with reactively loaded network circuit

10631109

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

4/21/2020

Hearing aid with a pre-stressed battery spring

10631110

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

4/21/2020

Vibration transducer and implantable hearing aid device

10631111

Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Co (Daegu, KR)

 

4/21/2020

User interface control of multiple parameters for a hearing assistance device

10631112

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

 

4/21/2020

Mobile device based techniques for detection and prevention of hearing loss

10631113

Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA)

 

4/21/2020

Wearable electronic device executes voice command to intelligent personal assistant and moves binaural sound

10631114

Applicants: Norris, Glen A (Tokyo, JP) & Lyren, Philip Scott (Bangkok, TH)

 

4/21/2020

Wireless earbuds and wearable charger and integrated speaker

D881839

Muzik Inc (West Hollywood, CA)

 

4/21/2020

Earbud tip

D881849

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

4/21/2020

Inductively chargeable earbud case

10631609

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

4/28/2020

Power and data transfer in hearing prostheses

10632317

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, NSW, AU)

4/28/2020

Accelerometer-based walking detection parameter optimization for a hearing device user

10638210

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

 

4/28/2020

In-ear headphone having MMCX socket and detachable in-ear headphone assembly

10638211

Transound Electronics Co Ltd (Dongguan, Guangdong, CN)

 

4/28/2020

Method of operating a hearing aid, and hearing aid

10638239

Sivantos PTE Ltd (Singapore, SG)

4/28/2020

Systems and methods for determining estimated head orientation and position with ear pieces

10638250

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

 

4/28/2020

Hearing aid device

D882801

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

4/28/2020

 

**featured image, 3M patent #RE47938

 

Holly Hosford-Dunn, Hearing Health MattersHolly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, owned and operated a dispensing audiology practice in Tucson and was active in management of HearingHealthMatters.org through 2017.  She holds BA degrees in Communication Sciences, Psychology and Economics; MA in Communication Disorders; PhD in Hearing Sciences. Following post-doctoral work at Max Planck Institute (Munich, DE) and Eaton-Peabody Auditory Physiology Lab (Boston), she joined the Stanford medical school faculty as director of audiology. She has authored/edited numerous text books, chapters, journals, and articles and taught Marketing and Practice Management in a variety of academic settings. She continues to consult and write on topics related to hearing health care vis-à-vis consumer demands, professional training, technological advancement, capital investment, industry consolidation, regulatory control, product and service distribution, and strategic pricing

 


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