hearing aid patents february 2022

Ear Device Patents for February 2022

Ear Device Variety

 

The January 2022 patent post highlighted sensors loaded onto ear devices. For those interested in more on sensors, see Sonova’s patent #11240611 in this month’s list, which provides a good summary of sensor types and applications under development.

Nocira’s patent #11246793, entitled Ear Pumps, describes a treatment device [that] can utilize specific patterns of pressure applied to an ear… to reduce headache pain of individual users.

Apple’s patent #112525A18 describes an audio output signal … played by an audio output device to deliver speech or music that the user perceives clearly, despite the hearing loss of the user.

 

The February 2022 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Multichannel optogenetic stimulation and inhibition

11235149

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

2/01/2022

Cochlear implant leads and methods of making the same

11235150

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

2/01/2022

Method for inductive charging of a rechargeable hearing instrument

11239681

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/01/2022

Device for providing a hearing aid user guide and related method

11240608

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/01/2022

Rate matching algorithm and independent device synchronization

11240610

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA) Corporation

 

2/01/2022

Hearing device comprising a sensor unit and a communication unit, communication system comprising the hearing device, and method for its operation

11240611

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

2/01/2022

Miniature hearing instrument configured for positioning at least partially in bony region of ear canal

11240612

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/01/2022

Bone conduction implant

11240613

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/01/2022

Method of sealing a module and a hearing device

11240614

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

2/01/2022

Apparatuses for coupling to hearing aids

11240615

Applicant: Szmanda, Jeffrey P (Big Bend, WI)

2/01/2022

Method and system for adjusting a hearing device to personal preferences and needs of a user

11240616

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

2/01/2022

Methods for making spatial microphone subassemblies, recording system and method for recording left and right ear sounds for use in virtual reality playback

11240620

Applicant: Hamm, Russel O (New York, NY)

2/01/2022

Wireless earbud

D942423

Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)

2/01/2022

Ear plug

D942610

Ear Labs AB (Malmo, SE)

2/01/2022

Audio device comprising a microphone

RE48921

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/01/2022

Evaluation of an implanted prosthesis

11241193

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/08/2022

Hearing device with own-voice detection and related method

11244699

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/08/2022

Hearing device with active vent click compensation

11245973

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/08/2022

Hearing aid for placement in a user’s ear canal

11245989

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/08/2022

Body temperature hearing aid

11245990

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/08/2022

Determining impedance-related phenomena in vibrating actuator and identifying device system characteristics based thereon

11245991

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/08/2022

Method of testing microphone performance of a hearing aid system and a hearing aid system

11245992

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

2/08/2022

Hearing device comprising a noise reduction system

11245993

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/08/2022

Hearing device with an antenna

11245994

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/08/2022

Earmold with closing element for vent

11245995

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/08/2022

Apparatus and method for treating a neurological disorder of the auditory system

11245996

Neuromod Devices Limited (Dublin, IE)

2/08/2022

Ear pumps

11246793

Nocira LLC (Tempe, AZ)

2/15/2022

Sound classification system for hearing aids

11250878

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

2/15/2022

Systems and methods for wirelessly transmitting power and data to an implantable stimulator

11251660

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

2/15/2022

Hearing device and earphone

11252493

Rion Co Ltd (Tokyo, JP)

2/15/2022

Hearing protection device with passive ear protectors

11252496

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/15/2022

Coupling apparatuses for transcutaneous bone conduction devices

11252514

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/15/2022

Hearing device and a hearing system comprising a multitude of adaptive two channel beamformers

11252515

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/15/2022

Adjustable venting for hearing instruments

11252516

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

2/15/2022

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

11252517

Applicant Cantu, Marcos Antonio (Rancho Viejo, TX)

2/15/2022

Media system and method of accommodating hearing loss

11252518

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

2/15/2022

Hearing device with embedded integrated circuit chips

11252519

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

2/15/2022

Subcutaneous microphone having a central pillar

11252520

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/15/2022

Modular connection assembly for a hearing assistance device

11252521

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

2/15/2022

Utilization of vocal acoustic biomarkers for assistive listening device utilization

11253193

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

2/22/2022

System for bilateral in-ear EEG recording with closed-loop binaural sensory stimulation

11253674

ICM (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epini Re, APHP (Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, Sorbonne Universite, & INSERM (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale) (Paris, FR)

2/22/2022

In-ear earphone

11259109

Luxshare Precision Industry Co Ltd (Shenzhen, CN)

2/22/2022

Hearing device adapted to provide an estimate of a user’s own voice

11259127

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

2/22/2022

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

11259128

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

2/22/2022

Sliding bias and peak limiting for optical hearing devices

11259129

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

2/22/2022

Hearing assistive system with sensors

11259130

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

2/22/2022

Hearing aid implant recharging system

11259131

Nanoear Corporation Inc (Houston, TX)

2/22/2022

Ear-mountable listening device having a ring-shaped microphone array for beamforming

11259139

Iyo Inc (Redwood City, CA)

2/22/2022

 

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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