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Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100246830 - Path setting method and apparatus for audio system, and audio system: In a mixing system where a console, engine and I/O devices, each possessing a plurality of supply sources and destinations, are connected to a network, a plurality of transmission channels of the network are allocated to the individual devices. In response to human operator's connection instruction given via the console... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100246831 - Audio spatialization and environment simulation: Methods are disclosed for improving sound localization of the human ear. In some embodiments, the method may include creating virtual movement of a plurality of localized sources by applying a periodic function to one or more location parameters of a head related transfer function (HRTF).... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100246832 - Method and apparatus for generating a binaural audio signal: An apparatus for generating a binaural audio signal includes a de-multiplexer and decoder which receives audio data comprising an audio M-channel audio signal which is a downmix of an N-channel audio signal and spatial parameter data for upmixing the M-channel audio signal to the N-channel audio signal. A conversion processor... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100246833 - Audio mixer: Six input channels, to which are allocated 5.1-channel surround signals from a plurality of input sources, are grouped into a surround channel group, and these six input channels are connected to corresponding ones of six surround buses in a one-to-one relationship. Thus, merely grouping the input channels into a surround... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100246835 - Conceptual and computational model of the effects of anthropogenic noise on an animal's perception of other sounds: The invention is a software program which estimates the effect of environmental noise on hearing and acoustic communication in birds and other animals. The calculation uses information about the acoustic characteristics of the environmental noise, the acoustic characteristics of the vocalization or bioacoustic signal, and information about species specific hearing... Agent: Thomas, Raring, & Teague, P.C.

20100246834 - Wind recognition system and method for wind recognition using microphone: A wind recognition system includes a sampling unit to sample data inputted through a microphone, an amplitude analysis unit to analyze an amplitude pattern of the sampled data, and a wind recognition unit to recognize the inputted data as wind if the analyzed amplitude pattern corresponds to a wind pattern.... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100246836 - Personal acoustic device position determination: Apparatus and method for determining an operating state of an earpiece of a personal acoustic device and/or the entirety of the personal acoustic device through tests to determine the current operating state, wherein the tests differ depending on a current power mode of the personal acoustic device, and wherein at... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100246837 - Systems and methods for tuning automatic speech recognition systems: A tuning system for tuning a speech recognition system includes a transmitter for sending a user response to a speech recognition system. The user response is based at least in part on a test stimulus that may be generated by the control system. A receiver receives a recognized response from... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100246838 - Method and apparatus for selecting bass management filter: A method and apparatus for enhancing bass management selection. The method includes retrieving a filter response for at least one filter pair, determining expected speaker and woofer spectra, calculating optimal parameters utilizing the retrieved filter response and the determined spectra, measuring flatness to determine if the result is optimal, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100246840 - Method of determining the harmonic and anharmonic portions of a response signal of a device: A method of determining the harmonic and anharmonic portions of a response signal (RS) of a device (2), e.g. an electro-acoustic or electric device, comprises the steps of supplying an input signal (IS) to the device (2) causing the device (2) to respond with a response signal (RS), wherein the... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100246839 - Speaker configuration: A method of configuring an array of speaker elements is disclosed. The method computes a sound that pressure level at various points in the venue and is evaluated by various objective functions. The configuration of a candidate array is changed, for example by the orientation or position of the speakers... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20100246841 - Soundbridge test system: The present invention relates to the field of devices and methods for improving testing of hearing devices, including soundbridges and direct drive middle ear implants. In particular, the present invention provides a microphone system utilizing reverse transfer function to assess the operability of implanted hearing improvement devices, including but not... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100246843 - Device for entertainment during driving of a car: A device designed to be plugged into an electric socket in a vehicle, which socket constitutes part of the electrical system of the vehicle, which device, without any other connection, is able to detect the engine speed of the vehicle and convert this information to sound signals. In at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100246842 - Information processing apparatus, melody line extraction method, bass line extraction method, and program: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a signal conversion unit for converting an audio signal to a pitch signal indicating a signal intensity of each pitch, a melody probability estimation unit for estimating for each frame a probability of each pitch being a melody note, based on the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100246844 - Method for determining a signal component for reducing noise in an input signal: The invention provides a method for determining a signal component for reducing noise in an input signal, which comprises a noise component, comprising the steps of: estimating the noise component in the input signal, estimating a reverberation component in the noise component, and removing the estimated reverberation component from the... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100246845 - Personal acoustic device position determination: A apparatus and method for determining an operating state of an earpiece of a personal acoustic device and/or the entirety of the personal acoustic device by analyzing signals output by at least an inner microphone disposed within a cavity of a casing of the earpiece and an outer microphone disposed... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100246846 - Personal acoustic device position determination: Apparatus and method for determining an operating state of a personal acoustic device by receiving a signal from one or more movement sensors indicating movement detected by the one or more movement sensors, wherein the one or more movement sensors are disposed on portions of the personal acoustic device structured... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100246847 - Personal acoustic device position determination: Apparatus and method for determining an operating state of a personal acoustic device by receiving signal from first and second movement sensors indicating movement detected by each, wherein the first movement sensor is disposed on a portion of the personal acoustic device structured to be worn on a user's head... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100246848 - Motional feedback system: An audio amplifier is operated in an audio system with optimized source impedance to minimize distortion in a loudspeaker that is paired with the audio amplifier. The audio amplifier provides an amplified audio signal to drive the loudspeaker. A variable output impedance of the audio amplifier is controlled using a... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100246850 - Method and acoustic signal processing system for binaural noise reduction: wherein Sy1,y1(Ω) is the auto power spectral density of the sum of the interfering signals contained in the left and right microphone signal, Sv1,v1(Ω) is the auto power spectral density of the filtered left microphone signal and Sv2,v2 is the auto power spectral density of the filtered right microphone signal.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100246851 - Method for determining a noise reference signal for noise compensation and/or noise reduction: The invention provides a method for determining a noise reference signal for noise compensation and/or noise reduction. A first audio signal on a first signal path and a second audio signal on a second signal path are received. The first audio signal is filtered using a first adaptive filter to... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100246849 - Signal processing apparatus: A signal processing apparatus is configured to change volume level or frequency characteristics of an input signal with a limited bandwidth in a first frequency range. The apparatus includes: an information extracting unit configured to extract second frequency characteristic information from a collection signal with a limited bandwidth in a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100246852 - Output-level-controlling converter device: An output-level-controlling converter device, including a ramp generator, used to generate a ramp signal; and an analog-to-PWM converter, said converter is used to perform conversion digitally for a reference signal by making use of said ramp signal, and output a pulse-width-modulation signal; and a pulse width detector, used to detect... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100246853 - Audio signal processing apparatus and speaker apparatus: An audio signal processing apparatus includes: a first filtering unit which outputs an audio signal while attenuating frequency components except for preset frequency components; a detecting unit which detects a sound volume level; an amplitude limiting unit which calculates an amplitude limiting level corresponding to the sound volume level, and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100246854 - Sound reproduction: A sound system (8) comprises a transducer unit (1) and a frequency mapping device (2). The transducer unit comprises an array of transducers (14). The frequency mapping device is arranged for mapping a frequency range of an audio input signal (Vin) onto a frequency at which the transducer unit has... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100246855 - Dynamic audio parameter adjustment using touch sensing: An audio communications device has a handset in which a touch sensing ear piece region is coupled to an acoustic leakage analyzer. The acoustic leakage analyzer is to analyze signals from the touch sensing ear piece region and on that basis adjust an audio processing parameter. The latter configures an... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100246856 - Audio device: An audio device has controls for setting parameters. In the audio device, a selection mode setting part sets a selection mode in which a parameter to be stored is selected. A position acquisition part acquires positions of the controls and locks setting states of the parameters that are set by... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100246858 - Amplifier circuit: An amplifier circuit comprises differential amplification circuitry comprising an input stage having first and second differential inputs, and an output stage, having respective first and second amplifier components with first and second differential outputs. The first amplifier component of the output stage comprises a first power transistor operably coupled to... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100246859 - Biasing circuit for a microelectromechanical acoustic transducer and related biasing method: A biasing circuit for an acoustic transducer is provided with: a voltage-booster stage, which supplies, on a biasing terminal, a boosted voltage for biasing a first terminal of the acoustic transducer; and filtering elements, set between the biasing terminal and the acoustic transducer, for filtering disturbances on the boosted voltage.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100246857 - Electronic device: Provided is an electronic device which can prevent operation stop attributed to lowering of an electronic device operation voltage. A pre-stage of a power amplifier (24) is connected to a capacitor and a first and a second current limit circuit. A CPU (21) monitors a voltage of the capacitor and... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100246860 - Bone conduction assembly for communication headset: A bone conduction assembly can include at least a microphone, an assembly stem, an ear cushion, and a microphone channel. The microphone can include an acoustic-to-electric transducer. The assembly stem can house the microphone and can be shaped for insertion into an ear canal of a user. The ear cushion... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.-motorola

20100246861 - Small-sized sound receiver for producing body-sensing vibration: Disclosed is a small-sized sound receiver for producing body-sensible vibration, and more particularly to a small-sized sound receiver for producing body-sensible vibration, which has a structure for bone-conduction so that the receiver can implement not only a function of a common small-sized sound receiver but also sensing of various sounds... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100246862 - Device and method for the excitation and/or damping and/or detection or structural oscillations of a plate-shaped device using a piezoelectric strip device: An apparatus and a method for the excitation and/or damping and/or detection of structural oscillations of a plate-shaped device by means of a piezoelectric strip device are described. The apparatus comprises a carrier device (1), at a distance from which the plate-shaped device (10; 10a) is disposed by way of... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100246863 - Piezoelectric acoustic device and electronic apparatus: A piezoelectric acoustic device comprises: at least two piezoelectric actuators; a support body that supports the at least two piezoelectric actuators; and a signal input unit that drives the at least two piezoelectric actuators at respective arbitrary times. At least one pair of piezoelectric actuators among the at least two... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100246864 - Headphone improvements: A method of providing an audio signal to a headphone apparatus for a user is disclosed. The method comprises providing a headphone apparatus comprising at least one left speaker for a left ear of a user having a sound path from the left speaker to the left ear canal and... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100246865 - Hearing aid and a method of operating a hearing aid: A hearing aid (1) has means for entering or leaving a stand-by mode initiated by a remote control (14). During use, a dedicated stand-by command issued by the remote control is received and decoded in the hearing aid. When a stand-by command is recognized, a clock signal to the signal-processing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100246867 - Hearing device improvements using modulation techniques adapted to the characteristics of auditory and vestibular hearing: There is provided hearing device improvements using modulation techniques adapted to the characteristics of auditory and vestibular hearing. One embodiment provides for extending hearing to the infrasonic range by extracting sounds from the high ambient noise in this range and applying them to a carrier in the ultrasonic “quiet zone.”... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100246866 - Method and apparatus for implementing hearing aid with array of processors: A method and apparatus for operation of a hearing aid 205 with signal processing functions performed with an array processor 220. In one embodiment, a reconfiguration module 250 allows reconfiguration of the processors 220 in the field. Another embodiment provides wireless communication by use of earpieces 105, 110 provided with... Agent: The Tpl Group C/o Alliacense Limited LLC

20100246868 - Method for operating a hearing apparatus with amplified feedback compensation and hearing apparatus: The goal is to make insertion of a hearing apparatus in an ear more comfortable, in particular with respect to feedback whistling. A method for operating a hearing apparatus by amplifying an input sound to form an output sound and compensating by a predefined amount for feedback caused by the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100246869 - System for automatic fitting using real ear measurement: According to a method embodiment for performing a real ear measurement (REM), a stimulus signal is transformed into a frequency domain stimulus signal with a plurality of frequency ranges. The frequency domain stimulus signal is amplified with a desired gain for each of the plurality of frequency ranges to provide... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100246870 - Electronic apparatus for connection to a hearing apparatus component with a two-part sleeve: An electronic component and, in particular, an external receiver of a hearing aid, are intended to be capable of being configured to be simpler and more robust. To this end, it is proposed that the electronic apparatus, which has an electronic component and a cable which is connected to the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100246871 - Portable hearing amplification system and method: A hearing amplification system. The system has a rechargeable hearing amplifier and a portable charging system. The rechargeable hearing amplifier has a rechargeable battery, a sound amplification portion which will receive sound waves from between 200 to 6000 Hz amplifies sound waves to between 40 dB and 60 dB and... Agent: Jellett Law, Ps Matthew Jellett, Esq.

20100246872 - Signal processing for cochlear implants: The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for cochlear implants. One method embodiment for cochlear implant signal processing includes processing a differential analog audio signal using amplitude modulation and pulse-width modulation. The method includes driving a transmission coil on an external unit of the cochlear implant with the pulse-width... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20100246873 - Speaker set and electronic device incorporating the same: An electronic device includes an enclosure and a speaker set received in the enclosure. The speaker set includes a shell, a pair of first and second speakers received in the shell. The first speakers provide high frequency acoustic output, and the second speakers provide low and middle frequency acoustic output.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100246874 - Foldable electronic device: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot element and a loudspeaker. The pivot element is pivotally connected between the first body and the second body, and the loudspeaker is disposed in the pivot element and is capable of protruding out of a side of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100246875 - Electric horn: An electric horn (1) has a coil bobbin (4) in a casing (2). A fixed iron core (3) is fixed in a hole (4f) in the coil bobbin (4) and is magnetized to define an exciting coil (C). A moving iron core (10) is at the center of a diaphragm... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100246876 - Boundary microphone: There is provided a boundary microphone in which a microphone cover can be fixed to a base part without the use of an externally threaded screw for fixation. In the boundary microphone in which a condenser microphone unit 31 is housed in a microphone casing 1 including a flat base... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100246877 - Miniature mems condenser microphone package and fabrication method thereof: MEMS microphone packages and fabrication methods thereof are disclosed. A MEMS microphone package includes a casing with a conductive part disposed over a substrate, to enclose a cavity. A MEMS acoustic sensing element and an IC chip are disposed inside the cavity. An opening with an acoustic passage connects the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100246879 - Deformable ear tip for earphone and method therefor: A removable component for use with an earphone is disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect, an improved ear tip can be provided for use with a headphone. The ear tip is suitable for in-ear operation and can have a cosmetic... Agent: Ti Law Group

20100246878 - Ear bud earphone with variable noise isolation, a cushion for an ear bud earphone and a corresponding method: There is provided an insert ear bud earphone with variable noise isolation. The earphone includes a housing with a serpentine channel which is able to contain at least one transducer in a main body of the housing; and a cushion which contacts a user's ear canal wall, the cushion being... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20100246880 - Method and apparatus for enhanced stimulation of the limbic auditory response: A loudspeaker system for the optimization of sound production so as to achieve limbic and cortical arousal, comprising a resistance-controlled (or partially mass-controlled) woofer system, a mass-controlled (or partially resistance-controlled) midrange system, and a resistance-controlled tweeter system. This system may further comprise crossover networks of a particular configuration. By use... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20100246881 - Sound converter with enclosure: The present invention discloses a sound converter with an enclosure which utilizes an outer space to expand a resonance space. The sound converter with the enclosure includes a frame being equipped with a magnetic circuit for forming a magnetic field in a predetermined gap, a voice coil at least partially... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100239096 - Apparatus and method for generating binaural beat from stereo audio signal: An apparatus and method for generating a binaural beat for brainwave induction is provided. Upon receipt of a stereo audio signal, a decorrelator extracts a common component existing in common in both channels of the stereo audio signal, and outputs the remaining stereo components except for the extracted common component.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100239098 - Background noise estimation: A system for estimating the background noise in a loudspeaker-room-microphone system is presented herein where the loudspeaker is supplied with a source signal and the microphone picks up the source signal distorted by the room and provides a distorted signal. The system comprises an adaptive filter receiving the source signal... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea Getz P.C.

20100239097 - Method and system for determining a gain reduction parameter level for loudspeaker equalization: Methods, digital systems, and computer readable media are provided for determining a gain reduction parameter level for loudspeaker equalization by determining a noise score, an equalization effectiveness score, and an equalization non-effectiveness score for a candidate gain reduction parameter level, determining a composite quality score using the three scores, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100239099 - Method and apparatus for polarity detection of loudspeaker: A method and apparatus for polarity detection. The method includes applying a band-pass filter to an impulse response of a loudspeaker, applying an exponential weighting to the band-pass filtered impulse response, wherein the exponential decay parameter is related to the higher corner frequency of the band-pass filter, finding the maximum... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100239100 - Method for adjusting a directional characteristic and a hearing apparatus: The aim is to improve the adjustment of the directional characteristic of a hearing apparatus, and in particular of a hearing aid. A method is therefore provided in which a microphone signal having a plurality of frequency bands is derived from an input sound being obtained by a microphone system... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100239101 - Digital speaker driving apparatus: A digital sound system suitable for a digital speaker device for directly converting analog sound by a circuit using a ΔΣ modulator and a mismatch shaping filter circuit to output a plurality of digital signals and a plurality of speakers driven by the plurality of digital signals. A digital speaker... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100239102 - Digital filtering in a class d amplifier system to reduce noise fold over: An improved power amplifier system is provided. The power amplifier system includes a programmable digital filter and a power amplifier, each responsive to a plurality of frequency response settings and switching frequency settings, respectively. Each frequency response setting and switching frequency setting is adaptively selected by a processor device to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100239103 - Faster cadzow denoising based on partial eigenvalue decomposition: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for speeding up the Cadzow iterative denoising algorithm as a part of the Finite Rate of Innovation (FRI) processing and for decreasing its computational complexity.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100239104 - System for attenuating noise in an input signal: A noise attenuation system attenuates noise in an input signal. The system may estimate a power of the input signal, and determine a noise power value based on the input power estimate. The noise power value corresponds to an estimate of a noise power within the input signal. The system... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100239105 - Active noise reduction adaptive filtering: An active noise reduction system that reduces the incidence of divergence in the presence of high amplitude interfering noise. A limited frequency range threshold is established.... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100239106 - Probabilistic method of loudspeaker detection: A method and apparatus for enhancing cutoff detection of a loudspeaker. The method comprising retrieving a loudspeaker model cutoff and model error, generating a probability distribution of the cutoff frequency based on the retrieved models, and utilizing the generated probability distribution to enhance the detection of the cutoff of the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100239107 - Mixing control apparatus: A sub-console 1200 has a lower channel strip group 40 on a front panel 1202, and an upper channel strip group 42 on a rear panel 1206. Left and right displays 52 and 54 are provided between the upper and lower channel strip groups 42 and 40. Either one of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100239108 - Method of improving sound reproduction and listening enjoyment: A method of using an audio device (2) for improving a user's (1) listening experience. The audio device has a transducer (12) for producing output sound and the method comprises the steps of driving the transducer to produce an output sound and placing the audio device against the body of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100239109 - Acoustic device and method of manufacturing same: An acoustic device (500), comprising an oscillatory membrane (501) which comprises a transducing element (503) and a frame (504) adapted for accommodating the membrane (501) in an accommodation plane, wherein the membrane (501) is accommodated in the frame (504) in such a manner that a translational motion of the membrane... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100239110 - Systems and methods for optimizing an audio communication system: Methods and systems for optimizing and audio communication system, including detecting a surrounding noise profile, determining one or more states of one or more noise-related conditions corresponding to the surrounding noise profile, and associating the one or more states of the one or more noise-related conditions to the surrounding noise... Agent: Continental Automotives Systems, Inc. Patents & Licenses

20100239111 - Hearing instrument housing made of a polymer metal composite: A hearing aid housing consists at least partially of a housing outer surface (5) made out of metal.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100239112 - Tool for insertion and removal of in-canal hearing devices: Methods, tools, and methods of manufacturing said tools are provided for inserting a hearing device deeply into the ear canal of a user and adjusting its medial-lateral position therein. The provided tools comprise a shaft. A distal end of the shaft can be coupled to the hearing device. The shaft... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100239113 - Microphone mount: A mount for a microphone 34 clamps the microphone body 36 at a plurality of discrete points on the circumference of the body. The microphone body is clamped between two sets of three threaded bolts 18, each set of bolts extending radially inwardly from a respective surrounding annular support 14.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100239114 - Ear canal fitting unit and biological signal measuring device: Disclosed herein is an ear canal fitting unit including: a tube configured to be capable of being inserted into an ear canal; an electrode configured to have flexibility and be so disposed along an outer circumferential surface of the tube that a predetermined gap is formed between the electrode and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100239116 - Earphone with adjustible plug: An earphone comprises two headphones, a plug assembly and a wire electronically connected to the headphones and the plug assembly. The plug assembly comprises a main pole, a first plug set in one end of the main pole and electronically connected to the wire, a sleeve placed over the first... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100239115 - Headset accessory device system: A headset system is provided. The headset system includes a speaker assembly to produce sound based on an audio signal, an attachment portion configured to orient the at least one speaker assembly proximate to an ear of a user such that the sound is directed substantially toward the ear of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100232609 - Device, method, program, and system for canceling crosstalk when reproducing sound through plurality of speakers arranged around listener: In an audio signal processing device, a signal input part receives a plurality of audio signals to be provided to a plurality of speakers, respectively, arranged so as to surround a listener, the speakers including a center speaker, a left speaker and a right speaker. A signal processing part adds... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100232610 - Acoustic design support apparatus: In an acoustic design support apparatus, a speaker selection supporter selects a desired speaker as a candidate for use in a given space based on shape information representing a shape of the space. A speaker mounting angle optimizer calculates an optimal mounting direction of the selected speaker by selecting a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100232611 - Acoustic design support apparatus: In an acoustic design support apparatus, a speaker selection supporter selects a desired speaker as a candidate for use in a given space based on shape information representing a shape of the space. A speaker mounting angle optimizer calculates an optimal mounting direction of the selected speaker by selecting a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100232612 - On-site, custom fitted hearing equalizer: A modular, cost effective customizable sound processing unit can provide enhanced audio from a displaced source to a user. The source can be wirelessly coupled to the unit via a short range transceiver. The processing unit can include circuitry and software to process incoming audio and to compensate for the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100232613 - Systems and methods for remotely tuning hearing devices: A method of tuning a hearing device includes sending a test signal to a model of a hearing device that may be remote from the actual hearing device being tuned. The test signal is encoded by the model and sent to the hearing device being tuned. The user of that... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100232614 - Quantum mechanical tunneling audio distortion device: The present invention relates to an electronic audio processing device and more particularly an audio distortion device. Audio is distorted using a quantum mechanical tunneling device, such that distortion does not need to occur on the peaks of the audio waveform, but can rather occur on rising or falling edges... Agent: Allen Myers

20100232615 - Sound monitor: An electronic sound monitor for use as a stethoscope, a signal treatment and a method for treating the signals using the monitor. The sound monitor includes at least one transducer for transforming vibrations to electrical signals, a filtering, A/D- and D/A-converter, amplifier, a processor, a sound chamber in which at... Agent: Venable LLP

20100232616 - Noise error amplitude reduction: Systems (200) and methods (100) for noise error amplitude reduction. The methods involve configuring a first microphone system (202) and a second microphone system (302) so that far field sound originating in a far field environment relative to the first and second microphone systems produces a difference in sound signal... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Fox Rothschild, LLP

20100232617 - Multi-element electroacoustical transducing: An acoustic apparatus including circuitry to correct for acoustic cross-coupling of acoustic drivers mounted in a common acoustic enclosure. A plurality of acoustic drivers are mounted in the acoustic enclosure so that motion of each of the acoustic drivers causes motion in each of the other acoustic drivers. A canceller... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20100232619 - Device and method for generating a multi-channel signal including speech signal processing: In order to generate a multi-channel signal having a number of output channels greater than a number of input channels, a mixer is used for upmixing the input signal to form at least a direct channel signal and at least an ambience channel signal. A speech detector is provided for... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100232618 - Wireless audio data distribution using broadcast and bidirectional communication channels: Embodiments include a method of communicating an audio stream from an audio source terminal to a plurality of speaker terminals. A broadcast channel is established for communication from an audio source terminal to a plurality of speaker terminals. A plurality of bidirectional point-to-point control channels are established for controlling wireless... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20100232620 - Sound processing device, correcting device, correcting method and recording medium: A sound processing device includes: a plurality of sound input units; a detecting unit for detecting a frequency component of each sound input to the plurality of sound signal unit, the each sound arriving from a direction approximately perpendicular to a line determined by arrangement positions of two sound input... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100232621 - Signal separator, method for determining output signals on the basis of microphone signals, and computer program: A signal separator, a method and computer product for determining a first output signal describing an audio content of a useful-signal source in a first microphone signal, and for determining a second output signal describing an audio content of the useful-signal source in a second microphone signal.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100232622 - Method for compensating for an interference sound in a hearing apparatus, hearing apparatus, and method for adjusting a hearing apparatus: A novel system prevents surrounding sound to enter through a hearing apparatus, for instance through a ventilation opening, and reach an eardrum of the wearer in the form of interference sound. Contrary to auditory accessories designed especially to protect against noise, it is not possible for many hearing apparatus to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100232623 - Transducer device including feedback circuit: A transducer device includes an acoustic transducer, a parameter extractor and a feedback circuit. The parameter extractor is configured to extract an operating parameter from the acoustic transducer. The feedback circuit is configured to generate a correction signal based on a difference between the extracted operating parameter and a corresponding... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20100232624 - Method and system for virtual bass enhancement: Techniques for enhancing bass effects in an audio signal are described. According to one embodiment, an audio input signal is filtered to produce a low frequency component thereof (a low frequency signal of the audio input signal). The low frequency signal expressed in time domain is transformed to a corresponding... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Agency

20100232625 - Detecting and processing button press events for performing electronic device operations: This is directed to processing inputs received from an input mechanism to control media playback operations and volume. The input mechanism can include a first button providing inputs by shorting an electrical circuit, and a second button providing inputs by changing the resistance or tone detected or received by a... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100232627 - Audio mixing device: An audio mixing device that can get simpler processing done safely without depending on the property of an input signal is provided. An audio mixing device includes: an analyzer circuit to receive and separate audio data into primary and secondary audio data and control data; decoder circuits for decoding the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100232626 - Intelligent clip mixing: Various techniques for controlling the playback of secondary audio data on an electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, a secondary audio clip mixing profile is selected based upon the type of audio output device, such as a speaker or a headset, coupled to the electronic device. The selected mixing... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100232628 - Circuits and methods for reducing pop noise in class d amplifiers: In one embodiment the present invention includes a method for starting up a class D amplifier. The method comprises increasing, gating, and driving. The increasing includes increasing a duty cycle of a pulse train from a first duty cycle to a second duty cycle. The gating includes gating a signal... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group, PC Chad R. Walsh

20100232629 - Sound vibrator having tuning fork: A sound vibrator having tuning fork has developed, which is comprising a coil for receiving a sound signal from exterior to generate a magnetic force, a magnet for interacting with the magnetic force generated by the coil, a basket for accommodating the magnet, a face plate for transmitting up-and-down movement... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20100232630 - Acoustic multi-pole array and methods of packaging and controlling the same: Provided are an acoustic multi-pole array and methods of packaging and controlling the same. The methods include packaging first and second sound devices constituting an acoustic multi-pole array to have different sound characteristics or the same sound characteristic, arranging the first and second sound devices in tandem, and then respectively... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100232631 - Device and method for generating a filtered activity pattern, source divider, method for generating a debugged audio signal and computer program: A device for generating a filtered activity pattern based on a first activity pattern at an auditory model of a first ear and a second activity pattern at an auditory model of a second ear includes an identifier for identifying a first trajectory in the first activity pattern and a... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100232632 - Hearing assistance devices with echo cancellation: According to various embodiment of a method of operating a hearing instrument, an acoustic signal pathway is provided from a microphone through a signal processor to a hearing instrument (HI) receiver in an acoustic mode of operation. An RF transmit signal pathway is provided from the microphone to an RF... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100232633 - Hearing aid and a method of managing a logging device: A hearing aid (1) and a method of managing data stored in a logging device in a hearing aid is devised. The method involves obtaining sets of data representing parameters such as the sound environment at a predetermined data acquisition rate and storing the data according to one of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100232634 - Online anti-feedback system for a hearing aid: The invention relates to a hearing aid system comprising an input transducer, a forward path, an output transducer and an electrical feedback path, the forward path comprising a signal processing unit for modifying an electrical input signal to a specific hearing profile over a predefined frequency range, wherein the predefined... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100232635 - Acoustic design support apparatus: In an acoustic design support apparatus, a speaker selection supporter selects a desired speaker as a candidate for use in a given space based on shape information representing a shape of the space. A speaker mounting angle optimizer calculates an optimal mounting direction of the selected speaker by selecting a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20100232636 - Headset: A headset includes a housing having a first wall with at least one sound hole formed thereon, a loudspeaker unit disposed in the housing and adjacent to the sound hole, a blocking component mounted in the housing and capable of slidably moving towards and backwards the first wall to form... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100232637 - Speaker device: A speaker device including: a first speaker; a second speaker opposed to the first speaker; a speaker box housing the first speaker and the second speaker; a coupling portion which couples the first speaker and the second speaker to each other; and a vibration-transmitting chamber provided between the first speaker... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100226498 - Audio apparatus and audio processing method: The present invention provides an audio apparatus including: a decoding device configured to decode results of channel-by-channel reproduction of a multichannel sound source made up of at least a left channel, a right channel, and a center channel, and to down-mix the decoded results of channel-by-channel reproduction in accordance with... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100226499 - A device for and a method of processing data: A device (100) for processing data, the device (100) comprising a detection unit (110) adapted for detecting individual reproduction modes indicative of a manner of reproducing the data separately for each of a plurality of human users, and a processing unit (120) adapted for processing the data to thereby generate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100226500 - Audio signal processing: Systems and methods of processing audio signals are described. The audio signals comprise information about spatial position of a sound source relative to a listener. At least one audio filter generates two filtered signals for each of audio signal. The two filtered signals are mixed with other filtered signals from... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100226501 - Background noise estimation: In a system for estimating the power spectral density of acoustical background noise when the level of a smoothed power spectral density signal increases, an increment value is increased, starting from a minimum increment value, by a predetermined amount until a maximum increment value is reached if at the same... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea Getz P.C.

20100226502 - Method for fabricating a hearing device: A method (10) for fabricating a hearing aid using a self-contained hearing aid production laboratory employing three dimensional printing technology. The method (10) comprises the steps of conducting audiometric testing of an individual with a hearing impairment (12, 14); selecting and customizing a product design for the hearing aid to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100226503 - Echo canceller: An echo canceller capable of suppressing an echo more effectively than the case of performing filter processing by a signal of a fixed-point format while suppressing an increase in cost is provided. An echo canceller 1 includes a floating-point DSP section 10 and a fixed-point DSP section 20. The floating-point... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100226504 - Sound source separating apparatus and sound source separating method: There is disclosed a sound source separating apparatus (100) including: a sound pressure detecting unit which detects a sound pressure in which fluid sound generated due to fluctuations in fluid pressure and oscillation sound generated due to oscillation of a solid are mixed; an oscillation detecting unit (2) which detects... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100226505 - Noise canceling headphone: A noise canceling headphone includes; a microphone that converts an ambient noise into an electrical signal; a canceling signal generating unit that generates a canceling signal by inverting a phase of a noise signal obtained by the conversion in the microphone; and a speaker that mixes and outputs an audio... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20100226506 - Headrest sound system: The inventive concept is directed to a stereo sound system consisting of an elongated sound bar which is mounted below a headrest on a wheelchair or below the headrest in a driver's seat in a vehicle. The elongated sound bar has a right and a left speaker mounted therein. The... Agent: Bruce David Bayes

20100226507 - Microphone unit: A microphone unit comprises first and second microphones and a delay element. When sound is input to the first and second microphones, the delay element delays an output signal of the first microphone so as to detect the sound by a difference signal between the output signal of the first... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100226508 - Device and method for adapting an audio signal to a transducer unit: A device (30) for adapting an audio input signal (V1n) to a transducer unit (20) comprises: mapping means (10) for mapping input signal components from a first audio frequency range onto a second audio frequency range so as to produce a mapped audio signal (VM), wherein the second audio frequency... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100226509 - Portable electronic device: Electronic devices such as compact portable media players are provided. A housing for an electronic device may be relatively compact. The housing may include a door assembly with an attached spring-loaded clip. The electronic device may include a hold switch. Depending on the state of the hold switch, the electronic... Agent: Treyz Law Group

20100226511 - Apparatus and method for controlling volume in portable terminal: An apparatus and a method for controlling a volume in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a motion detector and a controller. The motion detector outputs motion information from a user's movement. The controller determines the user's activity from the motion information output from the motion detector, and... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20100226510 - Signal characteristic adjustment apparatus and signal characteristic adjustment method: A coefficient calculation unit calculates a coefficient (p) according to input signals (x[n]).A balance setting unit decides, according to this coefficient (p), a coefficient used to control the level of a signal in a digital level correction unit and a coefficient used to adjust the characteristics of a signal in... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100226512 - Presentation audio system: A presentation audio system with two dual-mode, dual-channel, wireless IR microphone/controllers that concurrently transmit multiplexed audio and command IR signals to IR sensors communicating to an amplifier that sends amplified audio to one or more speakers, responsive to the received commands. Each wireless IR microphone/controller includes a microphone and controller... Agent: Keith L. Jenkins, Registered Patent Attorney, LLC

20100226513 - Audio circuit: An object is to provide an audio circuit in which flow of excessive current through a capacitive speaker and a drive circuit thereof can be prevented while degradation of sound quality of high-pitched tones is suppressed. The audio circuit for driving a capacitive speaker includes: a weighting circuit for performing... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100226514 - Sound emitting and collecting apparatus: A sound emitting and collecting apparatus that can precisely detect the talker direction based on a collected sound signal even when a sound is emitted from a loudspeaker is provided. Microphone units MU1 to MU8 collect a sound in sound collecting areas MA1 to MA8 formed so as to have... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100226515 - Hearing apparatus and method for reducing an interference noise for a hearing apparatus: A noise reduction is provided for a hearing apparatus, with which both stationary and also non-stationary interference noises can be attenuated in an input signal. An output signal is in this way to convey a quite sound impression. A signal processing is provided, which effects a noise reduction on the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100226516 - Method for operating a hearing apparatus, computer program product for implementing the method and hearing apparatus with feedback suppression: A method for operating a hearing apparatus includes determining feedback events, in which feedback suppression responds and/or in which feedback is detected above a predeterminable feedback threshold value, determining a frequency of the feedback events within a predeterminable duration and emitting a signal if the determined frequency exceeds a predeterminable... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100226517 - Behind-the-ear accessory module for a helix hearing instrument: The capabilities of a helix hearing instrument may expanded with a behind-the-ear accessory module. The module accommodates additional batteries and a variety of accessory functions including an external volume control.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100226518 - Mu-metal barrier provided in connection with the receiver casing lid assembly: The invention relates to a Hearing aid comprising a housing shaped to rest behind the ear of a user, where the housing encloses electric circuitry which interconnects power input terminals or battery terminals, a microphone which converts a sound signal into an electric signal in the circuitry, an antenna which... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100226519 - Hearing aid: the pivotal latch has a proximal part and a distal part and the distal part is arranged to pivot in order to release the battery door from the arrest part when an opening force is applied to the latch. The object of the present invention is to provide a hearing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100226520 - Bte/cic auditory device and modular connector system therefor: An earpiece auditory device is described which includes a behind-the-ear component shaped to fit behind the ear of a user. The behind-the-ear component can also have at least one microphone and processing circuitry, where the processing circuitry is used to processes audio signal from the microphone. The device also includes... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100226521 - Embedded sound box: The present invention discloses an embedded sound box including a box body and a front panel, and the box body has a fixing plate and at least one spring plate at an end and at least one slide wedge at another end. When the sound box is installed, an end... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100226522 - Microphone unit: A microphone unit comprises a vibratory diaphragm for detecting sound input through its first and second openings. The sound input through the first opening is guided to a front surface of the vibratory diaphragm while the sound input through the second opening is guided to a rear surface of the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100220864 - Low frequency management for multichannel sound reproduction systems: The present invention relates generally to sound reproduction systems and methods and more specifically to the reproduction of low-frequency signal components recorded in a Low Frequency Effects (LFE) channel. According to the invention there is provided a system comprising: n input channels (1, 2, 3) for receiving in multichannel sound... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100220865 - Method and system for controlling a maximum signal level output to headphones coupled to a wireless device: A method for controlling a maximum signal level output to headphones of a wireless device is provided. The method includes: determining an impedance of the headphones; determining a carrier specific maximum signal level for headphones having the impedance; and, adjusting an audio amplifier of the wireless device coupled to the... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20100220866 - Thin speaker with improved bass/deep bass sound effect: The present invention discloses a thin speaker with improved bass/deep bass sound effect, comprising a housing; a thin plate with honeycomb structure inside the housing; at least one voice coil module which comprises at least one audio signal input interface to receive the audio signal inputs from an external device;... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100220867 - Active cancellation hearing assistance device: An apparatus and method for active cancellation of interference at a hearing assistive devices are presented. The apparatus includes an interference cancellation circuit for cancelling an interference component of a composite signal, and an activator circuit for enabling interference cancellation circuit. The interference cancellation circuit generates an estimated replica of... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing

20100220868 - Coupling of speakers with integrated circuit: Systems and methods for a low pin architecture to couple speakers with integrated circuits are disclosed herein. In an implementation, the low pin architecture facilitates in reducing the required pin interfaces to couple a low power speaker, a high power speaker, and earphone speakers with integrated circuits (ICs). For this,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100220869 - audio animation system: In one aspect, the present invention is directed to a system for rendering audio animation, the system comprising: two or more non-biotic figures; an audio player, having two or more audio sources correspondingly to the two or more non-biotic figures, for simultaneously playing the audio signals associated with the two... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100220870 - Vehicle-mounted system, navigation device, and reproducing device: In order to improve operability of two devices which function in an integrated manner and also function separately in a standalone mode, a navigation device includes a first connection status detecting portion (S64A) which detects an electrical connection with an audio device, and an operation accepting portion (S65, S66) which... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100220871 - Speaker device: A speaker device comprises a first speaker (SP1) for reproducing an audio signal and a second speaker (SP2) adapted for reproducing an audio signal and spaced from the first speaker horizontally by a predetermined distance. At least one of the first and second speakers phase has varying means (APF1, APF2,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100220872 - Recording apparatus, recording method, audio signal correction circuit, and program: Disclosed herein is a recording apparatus including: an audio signal correction block configured to execute correction for flattening the frequency characteristic of an audio signal supplied from a microphone and/or correction of the level of the audio signal; a correction control block configured to make the audio signal correction block... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100220874 - Input selector: A first selector receives a second input signal and a second reference voltage, and selects either one. A first buffer receives the output signal of the first selector, and outputs the signal thus received to a terminal of the first resistor, and to a terminal of the third resistor. A... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100220873 - System, method, and apparatus for adjusting an output of a transducer: A system and method for modulating the sound pressure that is output from an audio transducer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an audio signal and placing the audio signal across a voice coil of the transducer. In addition, a voltage is applied across a field coil... Agent: Neugeboren O'dowd PC

20100220875 - Pop-up noise suppression in audio: Systems and methods for suppressing pop-up noise in an audio signal are disclosed. The system includes a driver circuit shared by a pin interface and a complementary pin interface. A control unit is coupled to the pin interface and the complementary pin interface. To activate the pin interface, the control... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100220876 - Thermo-acoustic transducers: A thermo-acoustic transducer device (8) comprises a substantially hollow body (10) in which a thermo-acoustic element (11) is accommodated, and a heating control unit (2) coupled to the thermo-acoustic element (11) for controlling the temperature gradient of the element. The heating control unit (2) is arranged for being controlled by... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100220877 - Array speaker system and array microphone system: Additionally, a plurality of microphone devices are linked at the top, bottom, left and right sides in the present invention. The linked position of each microphone device can be detected. Audio data is output from each microphone device to the master microphone device. The master microphone device synchronizes with other... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100220878 - Fsk receiver for a hearing aid and a method for processing an fsk signal: A hearing aid (40) comprises a frequency-shift-keying (FSK) receiver (30) comprising a first amplifier stage (13), a limiter stage (14) and a plurality of phase detection stages. Each phase detection stage comprises a local oscillator (15a, 15b, 15c, 15d, 15e), a mixer stage (16a, 16b, 16c, 16d, 16e), a filter... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100220879 - Hearing system and method for operating a hearing system: h

20100220881 - Apparatus and method for reducing impact sound effects for hearing apparatuses with active occlusion reduction: The invention specifies a hearing apparatus (1) and an associated method with an active occlusion reduction unit (10). The hearing apparatus (1) also comprises at least one first means (R, M, 20, 30), which can be used to reduce an impact sound (TS) formed in the auditory canal of a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100220880 - Hearing aid comprising parts made of electrically conductive and simultaneously sound-absorbent material: A hearing aid has parts made of electrically conductive and simultaneously sound-absorbent material. These parts are at the same time used as sound-absorbent elements of the design of the hearing aid, the housing thereof or the components thereof and as electrical contacts.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100220882 - Hearing device with an acoustics unit and a shell part: A hearing device with a replaceable shell concept is configured such that the visible parts of a housing can be replaced quickly and easily. Therefore, it should be possible to replace a shell using few manual operations. The novel hearing aid has an acoustics unit that can be inserted into... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100220883 - Actuator systems for oral-based appliances: Actuator systems for oral-based appliances utilizing transducers which are attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a dental or oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such oral appliances may be a custom-made device which receives incoming sounds and transmits the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100220884 - Multipart compartment for a hearing system: A hearing system and/or earpiece assembly is comprising an assembly structure with at least three parts. The parts are removably connectable and at least one of the parts can be arranged in relation to another one in a different orientation. Alternatively or in addition, at least one part is made... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100220885 - Customizable audio earpiece: A customizable audio earpiece includes an ear bud body with an ear bud size of which is adjustable along with some control over its orientation. The ear bud body comprises a ball point with teeth that couples to a mating cavity with teethed groves to movably lock or snap with... Agent: Sanjeev Kumar Singh

20100220886 - Ear-attachment device and method: An ear-attachment device attaches an electronic hearing-related device to an ear. The device uses concha-gripping-means to grip at least part of a concha of an ear therebetween. An electronic hearing-related device is attached to the concha-gripping-means.... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100220887 - Enclosure for a speaker of a wireless device: An enclosure for a magnetic speaker of a wireless device is provided. The wireless device has a display mounted in a case and a transparent cover mounted over at least the display. The enclosure comprises: an upper surface of the display at least partially spaced from a lower surface of... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20100220888 - Electromagnetic vibrator and producing method: An electromagnetic vibrator includes an upper basin frame, an induction coil, and a lower basin frame, wherein the upper basin frame includes a supporting frame, a vibration sheet, and a suspension edge element. The vibration sheet and the suspension edge are integrally formed together via mold injecting, so as to... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100220889 - Acoustic transducer: An acoustic transducer includes a sound-producing member at least partially disposed within the first magnetic flux gap region between the magnetic poles, the sound-producing assemblage is magnetically excited through a magnetic circuit that passes from a location outside the magnetic flux gap region to inside the magnetic flux region through... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

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