Patents Assigned to Audiotoniq, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9071917
    Abstract: A power dongle for a hearing aid includes conductive wires, each wire having a computing device end and a hearing aid end. A first connector is connected to the computing device end of each of the plurality of conductive wires to releasably couple to an input/output port of the computing device and a second connector is connected to the hearing aid end of each of the plurality of conductive wires to releasably couple to an interface of the hearing aid, the second connector configured to deliver at least one of a first power supply and an audio signal from the computing device to the interface of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, Russell J Apfel, John Michael Page Knox
  • Patent number: 8965017
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a new hearing aid profile generating instruction, generating a new hearing aid profile corresponding to each of a plurality of hearing aid users in response to receiving the new hearing aid profile, and providing the new hearing aid profile to a computing device associated with the hearing aid users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Allen Bryant, Frederick Charles Neumeyer, Gregory Charles Yancey
  • Patent number: 8831244
    Abstract: A portable tone generator includes a connector configurable to couple to an input/output port of a computing device, a memory configured to store data corresponding to a plurality of frequencies, and an output interface configurable to couple to a speaker system. The portable tone generator further includes tone generating circuitry coupled to the input interface, the output interface, and the memory. The tone generating circuitry is configured to receive a control signal from the computing device identifying a selected frequency of the plurality of frequencies, retrieve the data corresponding to the selected frequency, produce an output signal including a tone based on the data in response to receiving the control signal, and provide the output signal to the output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell J. Apfel
  • Patent number: 8792661
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a data at a hearing aid during operation of the hearing aid and selectively updating a hearing aid profile in response to receiving the data to produce a modified hearing aid profile. The method further includes applying the modified hearing aid profile using a processor of the hearing aid to shape an audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell J. Apfel, David Mathew Landry, Donald Coplin, Samir Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 8761421
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a transceiver configurable to communicate with a hearing aid through a radio frequency (RF) communication channel and a memory configured to store a plurality of hearing aid profiles executable by a digital signal processor of the hearing aid to shape audio signals to compensate for a user's hearing deficiency. The portable electronic device further includes a circuit configured to receive a selection corresponding to a selected one of the plurality of hearing aid profiles and to provide the selected one to the hearing aid in response to receiving the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell J. Apfel
  • Patent number: 8654999
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a microphone to convert sound into an electrical signal and a processor coupled to the microphone. The processor is configured to apply a selected one of a sequence of incremental hearing corrections to the electrical signal to produce a modulated output signal to at least partially compensate for a hearing impairment of a user. The hearing aid further includes a speaker coupled to the processor and configured to convert the modulated output signal into an audible sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold S. Mindlin, II, David Matthew Landry
  • Patent number: 8649538
    Abstract: A multi-mode hearing aid includes a processor that is configured to selectively apply different hearing aid profiles to different input signals, such as a first sound signal received from a microphone and a second sound signal received from a transceiver, to produce first and second shaped output signals. The processor is configured to produce an output signal including at least one of the first shaped output signal and the second shaped output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell J. Apfel, David Matthew Landry
  • Publication number: 20140003641
    Abstract: A power dongle for a hearing aid includes conductive wires, each wire having a computing device end and a hearing aid end. A first connector is connected to the computing device end of each of the plurality of conductive wires to releasably couple to an input/output port of the computing device and a second connector is connected to the hearing aid end of each of the plurality of conductive wires to releasably couple to an interface of the hearing aid, the second connector configured to deliver at least one of a first power supply and an audio signal from the computing device to the interface of the hearing aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, Russell J. Apfel, John Michael Page Knox
  • Patent number: 8611570
    Abstract: A data storage system includes a network interface configurable to couple to a network for receiving data related to an acoustic environment from a device and a memory for storing a plurality of environmental filters. The data storage system further includes a processor coupled to the memory and the network interface, the processor configurable to analyze the data and selectively provide one or more of the plurality of environmental filters to the device based on the analysis of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, John Gray Bartkowiak, David Matthew Landry, Samir Ibarhim, John Michael Page Knox, Andrew L. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 8582791
    Abstract: A circuit for a hearing aid includes an interface including a contact element for receiving a connector. The interface is configured to provide produce an electrical signal when the connector contacts the contact element. The circuit further includes a logic circuit coupled to the interface for receiving the electrical signal and configured to detect the connector in response to receiving the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, David Matthew Landry, Gregory Charles Yancey
  • Patent number: 8582790
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a microphone to convert audible sounds into sound-related electrical signals and a memory configured to store a plurality of hearing aid profiles. Each hearing aid profile has an associated audio label. The hearing aid further includes a processor coupled to the microphone and to the memory and configured to select one of the plurality of hearing aid profiles. The processor applies the one of the plurality of hearing aid profiles to the sound-related electrical signals to produce a shaped output signal to compensate for a hearing impairment of a user. The processor is configured to insert the associated audio label into the shaped output signal. The hearing aid also includes a speaker coupled to the processor and configured to convert the shaped output signal into an audible sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Page Knox, David Matthew Landry, Samir Ibrahim, Andrew Lawrence Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 8565458
    Abstract: A media player includes a processor configured to receive media content from a content source and to process the media content produce an audio signal. The media player further includes a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the audio signal to a hearing aid through a communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Eisenberg, David Matthew Landry
  • Publication number: 20130266165
    Abstract: A system for updating a hearing aid by providing an update to a hearing aid to configure the hearing aid for an acoustic environment with a sound profile different than a physical environment a user is currently located in with an acoustic sample representative of the acoustic environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Charles Neumeyer
  • Patent number: 8538049
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a microphone to convert sounds into electrical signals, a transceiver configured to communicate with a computing device through a wireless communication channel, and a processor coupled to the microphone and the transceiver. The hearing aid further includes a memory accessible to the processor and configured to store a table including plurality of hearing aid profile identifiers (IDs). Each of the plurality of hearing aid profile IDs corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of hearing aid profiles. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor cause the processor to identify a hearing aid profile ID from the table based on a sound sample, retrieve a hearing aid profile from the computing device using the hearing aid profile ID, and apply the hearing aid profile to modulate an audio output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell J. Apfel, David Matthew Landry
  • Patent number: 8515110
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a casing configured to fit behind an ear of a user's head and against a side of the user's head. The hearing aid further includes a first proximity sensor associated with the casing and configured to generate a first signal that is proportional to a proximity of the casing to the ear and includes a processor coupled to the first proximity sensor and configured to select an operating mode from a plurality of operating modes in response to the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, John Michael Page Knox, Gregory Charles Yancey
  • Publication number: 20130177188
    Abstract: A system for establishing a communications to communicate with a hearing health professional, providing data related to hearing aid settings to the hearing health professional, receiving a hearing aid profile in response to providing the data, and providing the hearing aid profile to a hearing aid through a second communication link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
    Inventor: Audiotoniq, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130178162
    Abstract: A smart phone including a computer readable storage medium to store a hearing aid locator application and a processor coupled to the computer readable storage medium to execute the hearing aid locator application to track a last known location of a hearing aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
    Inventor: Audiotoniq, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130179865
    Abstract: A test system for providing automatic testing of an application on a plurality of devices, the system including an input/output device for communicating with the plurality of devices, a processor and a memory that stores instructions which cause the processor to install an application on a device, monitor the device as it performs a series of steps, and record the results of the series of steps in a log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
    Inventor: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130177189
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a new hearing aid profile generating instruction, generating a new hearing aid profile corresponding to each of a plurality of hearing aid users in response to receiving the new hearing aid profile, and providing the new hearing aid profile to a computing device associated with the hearing aid users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: AUDIOTONIQ, INC.
    Inventor: Audiotoniq, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8442252
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a casing, an ear hook, and an ear tube. The casing includes a first connector on an upper portion of the casing and a second connector on a lower portion of the casing, wherein the first and second connectors are substantially identical. The ear hook includes a receptacle sized to fit the first and second connectors and adapted to releasably couple to one of the first connector and the second connector. The ear tube includes a receptacle sized to fit the first and second connectors and adapted to releasably couple to another of the first connector and the second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Audiotoniq, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Meosky, Frederick Neumeyer