hearing aid device patents january 2022

Ear device patents for January 2022

More to Them Than Meets the Eardrum

 

Hearing aids are fast developing into all-round sensing devices, multitasking on top of sound amplification by tracking eye movement and measuring body temperature (Starkey’s patents 11223915 & 11213252); using EEG and cardiovascular signals for biofeedback (GN Hearing’s 11228849 & MindMics’ 11234069); and monitoring health in general (Google’s 11219412). 

No doubt, that’s just the beginning. Move over Apple Watch!

 
The January 2022 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Devices and sensing methods for measuring temperature from an ear

11213252

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/04/2022

Inner ear plug

11213430

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

1/04/2022

Treatment of the ear

11213662

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

1/04/2022

Optimization tool for auditory devices

11213680

Soundwave Hearing LLC (Glendale Heights, IL)

1/04/2022

Utilization of a non-wearable coil to remotely power a cochlear implant from a distance

11213688

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

1/04/2022

Real-time augmented hearing platform

11217268

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

1/04/2022

Method of operating a hearing aid system and a hearing aid system

11218814

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

1/04/2022

Wireless system for hearing communication devices providing wireless stereo reception modes

11218815

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/04/2022

System and method for personalized hearing aid adjustment

11218817

Audiocare Technologies Ltd (Gan Yoshiya, IL)

1/04/2022

Device and method for maintaining a hearing aid

11218818

MG Developpement (Perols, FR)

1/04/2022

Universal adapter for hearing aids and earphones

11218819

Applicant: Junke, Paul Gregor (Bad Saeckingen, DE)

1/04/2022

Hearing device with multiple consistent controllers

11218820

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

1/04/2022

Method and system for fitting a hearing device

11218821

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

1/04/2022

Charger

D940069

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

1/04/2022

Charger

D940070

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

1/04/2022

Wireless earbud

D940110

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/04/2022

Wireless earbud

D940111

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/04/2022

Wireless earbud

D940112

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/04/2022

Wireless earbud

D940113

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/04/2022

In-ear health monitoring

11219412

Google LLC (Mountain View, CA)

1/11/2022

Antenna for a hearing assistance device

11223109

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

1/11/2022

Near field magnetic induction communication over multiple channels

11223388

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/11/2022

Personal audio device with improved outer ear fit

11223890

Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC (Redmond, WA)

1/11/2022

Neural network-driven frequency translation

11223909

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/11/2022

Algorithm and wearing option interaction with a vibratory prosthesis

11223910

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

1/11/2022

Intra ear canal hearing aid

11223911

Axign BV (Enschede, NL), Noviosound BV (Enschede, NL)

1/11/2022

Impact and resonance management

11223912

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

1/11/2022

Compact hearing aids

11223913

Nanoear Corporation Inc (Houston, TX)

1/11/2022

Hearing device having dual band radio using image frequency

11223914

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

 

1/11/2022

Detecting user’s eye movement using sensors in hearing instruments

11223915

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/11/2022

Method for operating a hearing device, and hearing device

11223916

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

1/11/2022

Device and method to reduce ear wax clogging of acoustic ports, hearing aid sealing system, and feedback reduction system

11223918

Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL)

1/11/2022

Fixation methods for traversing ear canals

11223919

Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL)

1/11/2022

Systems and methods for evaluating hearing health

11224360

Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH (Berlin, DE)

1/18/2022

Self-powered electrode array

11224745

Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK)

1/18/2022

Irradiation device and method for irradiating a radiation absorbing medium, hearing aid device and laser surgery device, in particular for laser ear surgery, with such an irradiation device

11224758

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (Hannover, DE)

1/18/2022

Transaction card for individuals with hearing and/or vision loss

11227202

Capital One Services LLC (McLean, VA)

1/18/2022

Hearing device comprising an adjustable vent

11228848

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

1/18/2022

Hearing aids with self-adjustment capability based on electro-encephalogram (EEG) signals

11228849

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

1/18/2022

RF antenna and hearing device with RF antenna

11228850

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

1/18/2022

Cerumen protection plug

11228851

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

1/18/2022

Remote hearing test system and associated methods for establishing an auditory profile and adjusting hearing aids using such a system

11228852

Neocustic (Paris, FR)

1/18/2022

Correct donning of a behind-the-ear hearing assistance device using an accelerometer

11228853

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

1/18/2022

Ear tip

D941274

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

1/18/2022

Earbud

D941276

Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc (Denver, CO)

1/18/2022

Earbud

D941278

Amazon Technologies Inc (Seattle, WA)

1/18/2022

Ear tip

D941459

Otto Engineering Inc (Carpentersville, IL)

1/18/2022

Hearing device

D941475

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

1/18/2022

Wireless earbud

D941801

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/25/2022

Wireless earbud

D941808

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

1/25/2022

Detecting neuronal action potentials using a sparse signal representation

11229388

MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH (Innsbruck, AT)

1/25/2022

Wireless hearing device and a charging base

11234068

GN Audio A/S (Ballerup, DK)

1/25/2022

Earbud for detecting biosignals from and presenting audio signals at an inner ear canal and method therefor

11234069

MindMics Inc (Cambridge, MA)

1/25/2022

Optical audio transmission from source device to wireless earphones

11234078

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

 

1/25/2022

Flexible adaptive hearing aid

11234083

Applicant: Collado Bonet, Jose (El Pantio, ES)

1/25/2022

Method of adjusting the respective phase responses of a first microphone and a second microphone

11234084

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

1/25/2022

Hearing device comprising an active vent and method for its operation

11234087

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

1/25/2022

 

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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