10795321 Wrist watch with hearing function

US Ear Device Patents for October 2020

Listen to The Hand

 

Today’s feature image comes from Finewell Co Ltd’s patent #10795321 for a Wrist watch with hearing function.  Inquiring minds may wonder how this works and it’s not as simple as a talking watch. Instead, the patent aims to

provide more effective wrist watches with hearing functions that achieve cartilage conduction via vibration of a hand

The binaural version could prove cumbersome unless bone conduction is assured.

 

The October 2020 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Hearing protector and a method of making a hearing protector

10792190

3M Innovative Properties Company

10/06/2020

Efficient back telemetry transmission in cochlear implant systems

10792498

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

10/06/2020

Implantable magnet arrangements

10792503

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/06/2020

Malleable implantable medical device

10792504

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/06/2020

Wrist watch with hearing function

10795321

Finewell Co Ltd (Osaka, JP)

10/06/2020

Assistive listening device and human-computer interface using short-time target cancellation for improved speech intelligibility

10796692

Applicant: Cantu, Marcos A (Rancho Viejo, TX)

10/06/2020

Systems and methods for extending a shelf life of a rechargeable battery assembly

10797357

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

10/06/2020

Hearing apparatus

10798494

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

10/06/2020

Antenna used in conjunction with the conductors for an audio transducer

10798496

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/06/2020

Hearing aid device and a system for controlling a hearing aid device

10798497

Applicant: Chang, Tom Yu-Chi (Bellevue, WA)

10/06/2020

Rate matching algorithm and independent device synchronization

10798498

EarLens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

10/06/2020

Accelerometer-based selection of an audio source for a hearing device

10798499

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/06/2020

Behind-the-ear hearing aid

10798500

Xiamen Retone Hearing Technology Co Ltd (Xiamen, Fujian, CN)

10/06/2020

Augmented hearing device

10798501

Sonion Nederland BV (Hoofddorp, NL)

10/06/2020

Implantable transducer system

10798502

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/06/2020

Low-power active bone conduction devices

10798503

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/06/2020

Bimodal hearing stimulation system and method of fitting the same

10798504

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

10/06/2020

Wearable electronic device displays a 3D zone from where binaural sound emanates

10798509

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

10/06/2020

BTE hearing instrument comprising a loop antenna

10804599

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/13/2020

Open-canal in-ear device

10805705

X Development LLC (Mountain View, CA)

10/13/2020

Systems and methods for unconstrained battery spring tab assemblies for in-ear headphone

10805707

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

10/13/2020

Earpiece for determining state of closing element for vent

10805711

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/13/2020

Mass loaded earbud with vent chamber

10805713

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

10/13/2020

Non-occluding feedback-resistant hearing device

10805739

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

10/13/2020

Hearing enhancement system and method

10805740

Applicant: Snyder, Ross (Austin, TX)

10/13/2020

Sound awareness hearing prosthesis

10805742

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/13/2020

Connector for a hearing instrument, and hearing instrument

10805743

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

10/13/2020

Systems for accommodating separation of body parts in auditory prostheses

10805744

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/13/2020

Middle ear implant sensor

10805745

The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

10/13/2020

Valve, a transducer comprising a valve, a hearing device and a method

10805746

Sonion Nederland B.V. (Hoofddorp, NL)

10/13/2020

Method of customizing a hearing device component, a hearing device component and a hearing device

10805747

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

 

10/13/2020

Method of adapting settings of a hearing device and hearing device

10805748

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/13/2020

Method for operating a hearing aid device, and hearing aid device

10805749

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

10/13/2020

Techniques for generating multiple auditory scenes via highly directional loudspeakers

10805756

Harman International Industries Inc (Stamford, CT)

10/13/2020

Speech production and the management/prediction of hearing loss

10806405

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/20/2020

Cochlear implants and magnets for use with same

10806936

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

10/20/2020

Method of managing adaptive feedback cancellation in hearing devices and hearing devices configured to carry out such method

10811028

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/20/2020

Electronic device and method for adjusting gain of digital audio signal based on hearing recognition characteristics

10812031

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, KR)

10/20/2020

Method and apparatus for in-ear canal sound suppression

10812660

Staton Techiya LLD (Delray Beach, FL)

10/20/2020

Electronic device using a compound metric for sound enhancement

10812915

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/20/2020

Hearing instrument with a separate link

10812916

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/20/2020

Under-lip bone conduction device

10812917

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/20/2020

Communication channel between a remote control and a hearing assistive device

10812918

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

10/20/2020

Filtering well-defined feedback from a hard-coupled vibrating transducer

10812919

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/20/2020

Dynamic current steering

10814126

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/27/2020

Method for producing a 3D scatter plot representing a 3D ear of an individual, and associated system

10818100

Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH (Berlin, DE)

10/27/2020

Auditory selection method and device based on memory and attention model

10818311

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, CN)

10/27/2020

Ear tip sealing structure

10820084

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

10/27/2020

Diaphragm, a sound generator, a hearing device and a method

10820104

Sonion Nederland BV (Hoofddorp, NL)

10/27/2020

Smart hearing device which uses external processor in order to reduce cost of hearing aid

10820118

Olive Union Inc (Seoul, KR)

10/27/2020

Hearing device comprising a feedback reduction system

10820119

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

10/27/2020

Hearing device or system adapted for navigation

10820121

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

10/27/2020

Embedded antenna

10820122

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/27/2020

Antenna for a hearing assistance device

10820123

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

10/27/2020

Suspension assembly for hearing aid receiver

10820124

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/27/2020

Hearing aid with hinge less battery drawer

10820125

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

10/27/2020

Hearing device with a microphone structure

10820126

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

10/27/2020

Dome for use with a receiver assembly , assembly , receiver module, hearing device and a method of connecting a dome

10820127

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/27/2020

Method and system for creating binaural immersive audio for an audiovisual content

10820131

Turku University of Applied Sciences Ltd (Turku, FI)

10/27/2020

Near-field binaural rendering

10820134

DTS Inc (Calabasas, CA)

10/27/2020

Earbud

D900064

Amazon Technologies Inc (Seattle, WA)

10/27/2020

Wireless earbud

D900066

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

10/27/2020

 

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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