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US Ear Device Patents for December 2020

Here’s Listening to You, Dear

Those of us who sing in the shower. play air guitar or practice our dance moves in the all together may want to hit pause when donning hearables of the future. No one says it better than PCMS Holdings’s patent #10860645, Systems and methods for creation of a listening log and music library. Look beyond that innocuous title to find this description within the patent:

systems and methods are described to monitor and record user context and engagement with music… The level of engagement may be determined by monitoring whether, for example, the user danced or otherwise moved to the song, whether the user sang along to the song, and/or whether the user turned up the volume of the song.

What can we say?

 

The December 2020 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

System and method for pairing a hearing device and an appliance

10853021

Universal Electronics Inc (Santa Ana, CA)

12/01/2020

Dosimetry hearing protection device with time remaining warning

10856067

Honeywell International Inc (Morris Plains, NJ)

12/01/2020

System and method for improving hearing

10856071

Noopl Inc (Sacramento, CA)

12/01/2020

Hearing device comprising an acoustic event detector

10856087

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/01/2020

Hearing devices, user accessory devices and method for updating a hearing device configuration

10856088

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/01/2020

Method for operating a hearing aid, and hearing aid

10856089

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

12/01/2020

Speaker unit for a hearing aid device system, and hearing aid device system

10856090

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/01/2020

Electromagnetic transducer with expanded magnetic flux functionality

10856091

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/01/2020

Generating personalized end user head-related transfer function (HRTV) using panoramic images of ear

10856097

Sony Corporation (Tokyo, JP)

12/01/2020

Adaptive channel mapping for wireless communications

10856299

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

12/01/2020

Wireless communication in an implantable medical device system

10857365

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/08/2020

Method for updating a discharge battery profile

10859633

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/08/2020

Systems and methods for creation of a listening log and music library

10860645

PCMS Holdings Inc (Wilmington, DE)

12/08/2020

Audio processing device and a method for estimating a signal-to-noise-ratio of a sound signal

10861478

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/08/2020

Methods and apparatus to assist listeners in distinguishing between electronically generated binaural sound and physical environment sound

10863032

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

12/08/2020

Modular hearing instrument comprising electro-acoustic calibration parameters

10863285

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/08/2020

Multifunction system and method for integrated hearing and communication with noise cancellation and feedback management

10863286

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

12/08/2020

Hearing aid with assisted noise suppression

10863288

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

12/08/2020

Changeable cartridge for hearing device docking stations

10863289

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

12/08/2020

Charging and drying station for hearing aid device

10863290

Applicant: Ayache, Jamal M (Irvine, CA)

12/08/2020

Customization of bone conduction hearing devices

10863291

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/08/2020

Elastic damping element for hearing instrument receiver and hearing instrument with such a damping element

10863292

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

12/08/2020

Binaural multi-channel decoder in the context of non-energy-conserving upmix rules

10863299

Dolby International AB (Amsterdam, NL)

12/08/2020

Wireless earbud

D904352

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

12/08/2020

Detecting neuronal action potentials using a convolutive compound action potential model

10863911

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

12/15/2020

Hearing prosthesis efficacy altering and/or forecasting techniques

10863930

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/15/2020

Autonomous implantable medical device tuning

10864379

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/15/2020

In-ear emitter configuration for audio delivery

10867593

Facebook Technologies LLC (Menlo Park, CA)

12/15/2020

Earbud having audio recognition neural net processor architecture

10867605

Avnera Corporation (Beaverton, OR)

12/15/2020

Hearing aid device having a microphone and neckband to detect the direction of source of sound

10869139

Merry Electronics (Shenzhen) Co Ltd (ShenZhen, CN)

12/15/2020

Determination of room reverberation for signal enhancement

10869140

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

12/15/2020

Hearing aid with spatial signal enhancement

10869142

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/15/2020

Hearing instrument comprising a parasitic battery antenna element

10869143

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/15/2020

Portable terminal, hearing aid, and method of indicating positions of sound sources in the portable terminal

10869146

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Suwon-si, KR)

12/15/2020

Method to expedite playing of binaural sound to a listener

10869150

Applicant:  Lyren, Philip Scott (Bangkok, TH)

12/15/2020

Wireless earbud

D905017

Applicant: Chen, Xiaodong (Shenzhen, CN)

12/15/2020

Ear cleaning device with whisk-like bulbous ends

10869782

Wares World Wide LLC (Trenton, NJ)

12/22/2020

Electrode contact with hydrogel covering

10870001

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

12/22/2020

Wearable alarm system for a prosthetic hearing implant

10870003

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/22/2020

Ear-worn electronic device incorporating annoyance model driven selective active noise control

10872616

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

12/22/2020

Providing feedback of an own voice loudness of a user of a hearing device

10873816

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

12/22/2020

Method for reducing the occurrence of acoustic feedback in a hearing device and hearing device

10873817

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

12/22/2020

Damping device for a receiver of a hearing instrument and hearing instrument having such a damping device

10873818

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

12/22/2020

Switching binaural sound

10873821

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

12/22/2020

Binaural rendering apparatus and method for playing back of multiple audio sources

10873826

Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America (Torrance, CA)

12/22/2020

Altering a graphical representation to indicate sound will externally localize as binaural sound

10873827

Applicant:  Lyren, Philip Scott (Bangkok, TH)

12/22/2020

Systems and methods for diagnosis of middle ear conditions and detection of analytes in the tympanic membrane

10874333

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) & Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (Hartford, CT)

12/29/2020

System and method for enabling real-time captioning for the hearing impaired via augmented reality

10878819

United Services Automobile Assn (USAA) (San Antonio, TX)

12/29/2020

Switched capacitor voltage converter for a rechargeable battery in a hearing aid

10879792

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/29/2020

Wireless earbud

10880630

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

12/29/2020

Wireless binaural hearing device with two charging connectors and a system comprising such a hearing device

10880631

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/29/2020

Earphones with a formable ear hook

10880632

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

12/29/2020

Method for operating a hearing apparatus system, and hearing apparatus system

10880655

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

12/29/2020

Communication channels between a personal communication device and at least one head-worn device

10880656

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

12/29/2020

Method and apparatus for own-voice sensing in a hearing assistance device

10880657

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

12/29/2020

Hearing aid and method for use of same

10880658

Texas Institute of Science Inc (Richardson, TX)

12/29/2020

Providing and transmitting audio signal

10880659

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/29/2020

Hearing device including an external antenna part and an internal antenna part

10880660

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

12/29/2020

Method of controlling access to hearing instrument services

10880661

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

12/29/2020

Retention magnet system for medical device

10880662

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

12/29/2020

Personalized equalization of audio output using 3D reconstruction of an ear of a user

10880667

Facebook Technologies LLC (Menlo Park, CA)

12/29/2020

Binaural sound source localization

10880669

EmbodyVR Inc (San Mateo, CA)

12/29/2020

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

10880670

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

12/29/2020

Earbud

D906293

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

12/29/2020

Hearing aid for the deaf

D906525

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

12/29/2020

*featured image credit: Bose patent #D906293

 

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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