august 2021 hearing aid patents

US Ear Device Patents for August 2021

The device in Figure 1 looks like a BTE with a p-trap attached to a flanged, pre-molded insertable earplug. It could happen, but not as it happens to improve or protect hearing.

fig 1. One of various methods proposed in patent #11090194 to regulate ear canal pressure. Lots of Plumbing

The device in Figure 1 is one of several systems proposed in Nocira LLC’s patent 11090194 to mitigate Migraine headache.

The idea is to create a barrier between an external ear canal pressure and an ambient pressure with a compliant earpiece [then].generate one or more stimuli which can alleviate one or more symptoms associated with a disorder, such as craniofacial pain syndromes or headache syndromes, or treat one or more disorders. 

 

The August 2021 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Optimization tool for auditory devices

11076779

Soundwave Hearing LLC (Glendale Heights, IL)

8/03/2021

Fast objective fitting measurements for cochlear implants

11077302

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

8/03/2021

Hearing device comprising an amplifier system for minimizing variation in an acoustical signal caused by variation in gain of an amplifier

11082776

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

8/03/2021

Receiver suspension for a hearing assisting device

11082777

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

8/03/2021

Method and hearing assistive device for handling streamed audio, and an audio signal for use with the method and the hearing assistive device

11082779

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

8/03/2021

Kalman filtering based speech enhancement using a codebook based approach

11082780

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

8/03/2021

Ear piece with active vent control

11082781

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/03/2021

Systems and methods for determining object proximity to a hearing system

11082782

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

8/03/2021

Bone conduction magnetic retention system

11082783

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/03/2021

Hearing device including a vibration preventing arrangement

11082784

Sonion Nederland BV (Hoofddorp, NL)

8/03/2021

Wearable electronic device that corrects errors where a user hears binaural sound

11082793

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

8/03/2021

Bluetooth audio exchange with transmission diversity

11083031

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/03/2021

Integrated modular charger for hearing aid

D926678

Serene Group Inc (Norwalk, CA)

8/03/2021

Handheld device for identification of microbiological constituents in the middle ear

11083375

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)

 

8/10/2021

Compact hearing aids

11083891

Nanoear Corporation Inc (Houston, TX)

8/10/2021

Ear tip with wedge-shaped apertures and earpiece with the same

11089399

Creative Technology Ltd (Singapore, SG)

8/10/2021

Hearing device, a sound receiving arrangement, a set of parts and a hearing device system

11089409

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/10/2021

Method for directional signal processing for a hearing aid

11089410

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

8/10/2021

Systems and methods for coordinating rendering of a remote audio stream by binaural hearing devices

11089411

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/10/2021

Hearing device comprising a sensor configuration detector

11089412

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

8/10/2021

Removable attachment of a passive transcutaneous bone conduction device with limited skin deformation

11089413

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/10/2021

Assembly for hearing aid

11089414

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

8/10/2021

Combined wireless earbud cradle with charging pad

D927420

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

8/10/2021

Implantable device migration control

11090484

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/10/2021

Systems and methods for intra-surgical monitoring of evoked responses that occur during an electrode lead insertion procedure

11090485

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

8/10/2021

External ear canal pressure regulation device

11090194

Nocira LLC (Tempe, AZ)

8/17/2021

Systems and methods for alerting auditory prosthesis recipient

11090495

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/17/2021

Implant magnet system

11090498

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/17/2021

Fixation device and methods for an implantable medical device

11090500

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

8/17/2021

Reconfigurable switched capacitor DC-DC converter for head-wearable hearing devices

11095213

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

8/17/2021

System and method for reducing wind noise in an electronic hearing protector

11095965

Etymotic Research Inc (Elk Grove Village, IL)

8/17/2021

Nozzle of an in-ear audio device including a flexible portion and a rigid portion

11095973

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

8/17/2021

Microphone assembly

11095978

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/17/2021

Hearing evaluation and configuration of a hearing assistance-device

11095991

Concha Inc (San Carlos, CA)

8/17/2021

Hearing aid and method for use of same

11095992

Texas Institute of Science Inc (Richardson, TX)

8/17/2021

Sound anchor for transmitting sound and vibration to human tissues in ear canal and semi-implantable hearing aid having the same

11095993

Safaud Inc (Changwon-si, KR)

8/17/2021

Conformable pad bone conduction device

11095994

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

8/17/2021

Hearing assist device fitting method, system, algorithm, software, performance testing and training

11095995

Intricon Corporation (Arden Hills, MN)

8/17/2021

Cochlear implants, magnets for use with same and magnet retrofit methods

11097095

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

8/17/2021

Distributing software among hearing devices

11102333

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/24/2021

Hearing aid and method for use of same

11102589

Texas Institute of Science Inc (Richardson, TX)

8/24/2021

Hearing device comprising a speech presence probability estimator

11102590

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

8/24/2021

Ear-worn electronic device incorporating motor brain-computer interface

11102591

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

8/24/2021

Wireless hearing device comprising split pairing tables

11102592

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

8/24/2021

Remotely updating a hearing aid profile

11102593

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

8/24/2021

Contact hearing systems, apparatus and methods

11102594

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

8/24/2021

Earbud

D928745

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

8/24/2021

 

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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