hearing aid patents july 2022

Ear Device Patents for July 2022

Making It Real

 

Verizon’s patent #11386903 seeks to improve speech in artificial worlds, where understanding speech turns out to be just as hard as in daily life

As in the real world, certain artificial reality worlds may immerse users in complex and chaotic audio environments. For instance, an artificial reality world may include a significant number of people speaking at once, as well as various other types of noise, reverberation, and other sound propagation effects that, in combination, may make it difficult for users to distinguish and understand speech in the artificial reality world. This difficulty to understand may significantly diminish the benefits of the artificial reality experience that the users might otherwise enjoy.

Deathridge et al noted in 1954 that humans can perceive ultrasonic sounds up to 120kHz as audible in certain situations (e.g., bone conducted at the base of the cochlea). Patent #11399240 from the Regents of the University of Minnesota picks up the thread with a hearing system that:

…extracts temporal and spectral features from the audio signal and creates modulated ultrasound signals in a range of 50 kHz to 4 megahertz (MHz). The system further includes at least one ultrasonic transducer which receives the modulated signal and delivers the modulated signal to at least one medium and activates the auditory system using cerebrospinal fluids.

 

The July 2022 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Composition, containing sarpogrelate as active ingredient, for preventing or treating sensorineural hearing loss

11376233

Ajou University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation (Gyeonggi-Do, KR)

7/05/2022

Medical electroporation

11376423

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/05/2022

Systems and methods for detecting electrode lead proximity to cochlear tissue

11376431

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

7/05/2022

Relay interface for connecting an implanted medical device to an external electronics device

11376442

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/05/2022

Auricular nerve stimulation to address patient disorders, and associated systems and methods

11376430

Nēsos Corp (Redwood City, CA)

7/05/2022

System and method for populating electronic medical records with wireless earpieces

11380430

Bragi GmbH (Munich, DE)

7/05/2022

Method and system for establishing network connection to a hearing aid

11381924

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

7/05/2022

In-ear sensing systems and methods for biological signal monitoring

11382561

The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate (Denver, CO)

7/12/2022

Method for operating an apparatus for tinnitus characterization and corresponding apparatus

11386283

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

7/12/2022

Methods and systems for speech presentation based on simulated binaural audio signals

11386903

Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc (Basking Ridge, NJ)

7/12/2022

Binaural hearing device with monaural ambient mode

11388498

GN Audio A/S (Ballerup, DK)

7/12/2022

Universal adjustable ear tip

11388499

Piercings LLC (Kansas City, MO)

7/12/2022

Methods and devices for occluding an ear canal having a predetermined filter characteristic

11388500

Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL)

7/12/2022

In-ear device with personalized aesthetics

11388502

Strand Industries LLC (Los Angeles, CA)

7/12/2022

Wearable earbud system

11388505

Assignee: Wolfe, James (Venice, CA)

7/12/2022

Ear-mountable listening device with orientation discovery for rotational correction of microphone array outputs

11388513

Iyo Inc (Redwood City, CA)

7/12/2022

Method for operating a hearing device, and hearing device

11388514

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

7/12/2022

Hearing aid system comprising a hearing aid and a charging station, and method for adjusting a signal processing parameter

11388527

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

7/12/2022

Method for operating a hearing instrument and hearing system containing a hearing instrument

11388528

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

7/12/2022

Hearing assistance system with own voice detection

11388529

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

7/12/2022

Sub-surface indicator lighting

11388530

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/12/2022

Smoothing power consumption of an active medical device

11388531

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/12/2022

Method and device for audio signal processing for binaural virtualization

11388539

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co KG (Wedemark, DE)

7/12/2022

Hearing aid

D957645

Shenzhen Shokz Co Ltd (Shenzhen, CN)

7/12/2022

Bone fixture for a medical prosthesis

11389180

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/19/2022

Noise-cancelling ear plugs

11389332

Make Great Sales Limited (Hong Kong, HK)

7/19/2022

Method of enhancing distorted signal, a mobile communication device and a computer program product

11393485

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

7/19/2022

Ambient noise aware dynamic range control and variable latency for hearing personalization

11393486

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

7/19/2022

Contaminant-proof microphone assembly

11395058

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

7/19/2022

Hearing device comprising a feedback reduction system

11395074

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

7/19/2022

Hearing device and method of updating a hearing device

11395075

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

7/19/2022

Health monitoring with ear-wearable devices and accessory devices

11395076

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

7/19/2022

Hearing device with vent

11395077

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

7/19/2022

Listening optimization for cross-talk cancelled audio

11395086

Jawbone Innovations LLC (Marshall, TX)

7/19/2022

Earbud

D958115

Aukey Technology Co Ltd (Shenzhen, CN)

7/19/2022

Earbud

D958116

Aukey Technology Co Ltd (Shenzhen, CN)

7/19/2022

Hearing aid

D958372

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

7/19/2022

Estimating a direct-to-reverberant ratio of a sound signal

11395090

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

7/26/2022

Detecting hidden hearing loss

11395606

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA)

7/26/2022

ECAP recording method and cochlea implant system

11395913

Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK)

7/26/2022

Ultrasonic hearing system and related methods

11399240

Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

7/26/2022

Device with decoupling element configured between respective ground planes for antenna and coil

11399241

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

7/26/2022

Granting access rights to a sub-set of the data set in a user account

11399242

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

7/26/2022

Fitting devices, server devices and methods of remote configuration of a hearing device

11399243

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

7/26/2022

Hearing instrument

11399244

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

7/26/2022

Protective cover for a hearing aid device

11399246

Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK)

7/26/2022


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