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

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hearing aid industry patents july 2021

Ear Device Patents for July 2021

New Ways of Thinking With  OTCs on the near horizon, players of various types and motivations continue to enter the mild to moderate hearing loss landscape. That includes Georgia Tech, with a patent for a hearing aid platform which is Cost effective, such that  low-income individuals in developing countries have access to these important technologies,…

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facebook hearable

US Ear Device Patents for May 2021

The feature image above depicts Facebook’s vision for a tragus conduction Hearable (patent #10999668), the idea being to mechanically vibrate the tragus to produce one or more sound waves that travel down an ear canal of the user’s ear toward an eardrum; the purpose being to generate sounds and allow ambient sounds to reach a user…

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apple hearing device patent

US Ear Device Patents for April 2021

Did We Miss Anything?   Apple’s lengthy patent 10979796, In-ear wireless listening device, has 68 figures to support its comprehensive ambitions. The device form (above) is familiar to all by now, but this one purports to house a host of improvements to address the many aspects of headset design. Specifically it takes on size and weight,…

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hearing aid patents march 2021

US Ear Device Patents for March 2021

A Better Mouse Trap, Revisited   Included in this month’s list is patent #10950211, by Kah. Entitled External ear insert for hearing comprehension enhancement, it appears to be a Helmhotz-type resonating device placed somewhere in the ear to shift natural pinna and canal resonances. Compare this to Goode’s patent #4556122, Ear acoustical hearing aid, which…

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