Patents Assigned to Oticon A/S
  • Patent number: 10856087
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, comprises an input unit; an output unit; an adaptive beamformer filtering unit configured to provide a spatially filtered signal based on a multitude of electric input signals from the input unit and an adaptively updated adaptation factor ?; a memory, wherein A) a reference value REF, equal to or dependent on a value, ?ov, of said adaptation factor ? determined when a voice of the user is present, or B) a set of parameters for classification based on logistic regression or a neural network, is stored; and an own voice detector configured to provide an estimate of whether or not, or with what probability, a given input sound originates from the voice of the user, and wherein said estimate is dependent on a) a current value of said adaptation factor ? and said reference value REF, or on b) said set of parameters for classification based on logistic regression or a neural network, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Angela Josupeit, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Anders Vinther Olsen, Nels Hede Rohde
  • Patent number: 10856090
    Abstract: A speaker unit detachably mountable to a hearing aid device body configured to be positioned behind an ear of a wearer is disclosed. Further, hearing aid device system comprising the speaker unit is disclosed. The speaker unit comprises a contacting unit comprising at least one contact element and configured to be detachably mountable to a hearing aid device connector of said hearing aid device. The speaker unit further comprises a speaker unit body configured to be positioned at least partly in an ear canal of the wearer and comprising an output transducer unit configured to provide an acoustic signal based on an electrical signal input to said output transducer unit via said at least one contact element. The speaker unit further comprises a connecting unit provided between said speaker unit body and said contacting unit and including at least one wire configured to electrically connect said speaker unit body and said contacting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Mathias Rask Møller, Peter Steutel, Ole Andersen
  • Publication number: 20200374640
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an RF antenna adapted to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic RF signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the RF antenna, the RF antenna comprising: an electrically conductive antenna element having a feed for electrically connecting to an RF transmitter and/or an RF receiver; an electronic component adapted to receive and/or provide one or more electric signals from/to an electronic circuit within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range; and one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead the one or more electric signals between the electronic component and the electronic circuit, each of the one or more electric leads being electrically connected to the electronic circuit through a respective inductor adapted to reflect and/or attenuate signals within the first frequency range and pass signals within the second frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jens TROELSEN, Oliver SUNDBERG, Kåre Tais CHRISTENSEN, Henning Knak POULSEN
  • Patent number: 10841714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hearing device that comprises a data interface for receiving data and a memory unit for storing data. The memory unit comprises a non-static section and a static section. The static section comprises a unique key that is unique for the specific hearing device. The hearing device further comprises a verifier that is configured to process the unique key and a second key contained in first type data received via the data interface in order to determine whether the second key needs a verification criterion with respect to the unique key. The verifier is further configured to discard received first type data in the non-static section of the memory unit if the second key contained in received data does not meet the verification criterion with respect to the unique key stored in the static section of the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Klaus Ruggaard Mebus, Henrik Nielsen, Franz Treue
  • Publication number: 20200351599
    Abstract: A hearing aid comprises a housing, comprising: a substrate carrying a wireless interface, the substrate further carrying a processor, the substrate arranged in the housing; an antenna arranged in the housing, the antenna being connected to the wireless interface; the antenna configured to emit and/or receive electromagnetic fields, an electronic element, connected to the processor via an electrical connection line; wherein a decoupling element is provided in the electrical connection line wherein the decoupling element has a characteristic frequency at the frequency, at which the antenna is tuned to radiate and/or receive the electromagnetic fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Poul Henriksen
  • Patent number: 10827289
    Abstract: A hearing device for augmenting the hearing of a user. The hearing device comprises an antenna unit having a slot is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Rune Sø, Jens Troelsen
  • Publication number: 20200344562
    Abstract: An assembly for a hearing aid is disclosed. The hearing aid with the assembly comprises an in the ear part and a behind the ear part and a part mechanically interconnecting the two parts. In the interconnection, a flexible substrate is arranged. The flexible substrate comprises conductive paths. The conductive paths may be used for communication between the in the ear part and the behind the ear part, and/or for an antenna function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Rueskov MØLLER, Jens TROELSEN, Rune SØ, Oliver SUNDBERG, Finn DANIELSEN, Jesper B. JOHANSEN, Mads SAGER, Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Bent JAKOBSEN
  • Patent number: 10820126
    Abstract: A hearing aid device comprising a microphone, a processing unit and a receiver for compensating for a hearing loss in the auditory system of a human is disclosed. The hearing aid device is configured with a microphone inlet assembly which is optimized with regards to maintenance of the hearing aid and improved sound performance. That is, the microphone inlet assembly comprises an inlet element attached to a PCB and further configured to connect with a sound inlet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Søren Wichmann, Oliver Sundberg, Rasmus Andersson, Peter Spragge, Martin Larsen, Peter H. Weis, Anders Hedelund Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10820125
    Abstract: An in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid comprising a body portion provided with a receiving space and a battery drawer configured to be received by the receiving space is disclosed. The battery drawer comprises a space configured to receive and maintain a battery in a fixed position. The battery drawer is slidably arranged in the receiving space of the body portion, in such a manner that the battery drawer is inserted into the receiving space in a slidable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventor: Poul Henriksen
  • Patent number: 10820121
    Abstract: A hearing system comprises a hearing device, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Lunner, Martin Skoglund, Fredrik Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 10820119
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, comprises a) an input unit comprising a multitude of input transducers for providing respective electric input signals representing sound in an environment of the user; b) an output unit comprising an output transducer for providing stimuli perceivable to the user as sound based on said electric input signals or a processed version thereof; c) a spatial filter connected to said input unit and to said output unit, and configured to provide a spatially filtered signal based on said multitude of electric input signals and configurable beamformer weights; d) a spatial filter controller configured to apply first and/or second different sets of beamformer weights to said multitude of electric input signals, wherein said first set of beamformer weights is applied to provide spatial filtering of sound from said output transducer, and wherein said second set of beamformer weights is applied to provide spatial filtering of an external sound field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Svend Oscar Petersen, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Karsten Bo Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20200336847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication devices. Such devices may comprise input for receiving sound signal to be processed and presented to a user, and output for outputting the processed signal to a user perceivable as sound. Such processing may be performed by use of a processor for processing the sound signal in dependence of a setting or a set of setting to compensate a hearing loss profile. Further, the communication device may comprise a bio-signal acquisition and amplifier component in communication with a user interface for providing the bio-signals as input to the user interface, the user interface controlling the setting or set of setting for operation of the communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Niels Henrik PONTOPPIDAN, Thomas LUNNER, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Lars Ivar HAUSCHULTZ, Povl KOCH, Graham NAYLOR, Eline Borch PETERSEN
  • Publication number: 20200336846
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, is configured to be arranged at least partly on a user's head or at least partly implanted in a user's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Nels Hede ROHDE, Thomas BENTSEN, Anders Brødløs OLSEN, Asger Heidemann ANDERSEN, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Jesper JENSEN, Michael Smed KRISTENSEN
  • Publication number: 20200322736
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, configured to be worn by a user, comprises a) two or more input transducers (e.g. microphones) wherein said two or more input transducers during use of the hearing device are arranged with a distance between them; b) a directional system comprising a directional algorithm configured to provide a directional pattern in dependence of said distance. The hearing device is configured to estimate a current value of said distance, or an equivalent acoustic delay, or beamformer weights of said directional system, thereby the directional performance can be optimized to the individual user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Anders THULE
  • Publication number: 20200314562
    Abstract: A hearing system comprises a) at least one hearing device adapted for being worn on the head, or fully or partially implanted in the head, of a user, and b) a multitude of external, spatially separated, audio transmitters, each providing respective external electric sound signals comprising audio. The hearing system is configured to allow wireless communication, including audio communication, between said hearing device and said external audio transmitters, at least from said external audio transmitters to said at least one hearing device, to be established. The at least one hearing device comprises A) a multitude of microphones, each providing an electric input signal representative of sound; B) a beamformer filter providing a beamformed signal from said multitude of electric input signals; and C) an output unit configured to provide stimuli perceivable by the user as sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Jesper JENSEN
  • Patent number: 10791402
    Abstract: The present invention regards a hearing aid device at least one environment sound input, a wireless sound input, an output transducer, electric circuitry, a transmitter unit, and a dedicated beamformer-noise-reduction-system. The hearing aid device is configured to be worn in or at an ear of a user. The at least one environment sound input is configured to receive sound and to generate electrical sound signals representing sound. The wireless sound input is configured to receive wireless sound signals. The output transducer is configured to stimulate hearing of the hearing aid device user. The transmitter unit is configured to transmit signals representing sound and/or voice. The dedicated beamformer-noise-reduction-system is configured to retrieve a user voice signal representing the voice of a user from the electrical sound signals. The wireless sound input is configured to be wirelessly connected to a communication device and to receive wireless sound signals from the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Jesper Jensen, Jan Mark De Haan
  • Publication number: 20200304928
    Abstract: A hearing device is provided. The hearing device is suitable for being at least partially inserted into an ear canal is provided. The hearing device comprises a barrier. The barrier is configured to prevent foreign matter inside the ear canal from passing. The barrier comprises a body and a structure. The body has a surface. The structure is a microstructure or a nanostructure. The structure is formed on at least a first part of the surface. The first part is thus configured to hinder the foreign matter from adhering thereto. The structure and the body are monolithic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Morten FUGLSANG-PHILIP, Kenneth Rueskov MØLLER, Mathias Rask MØLLER
  • Publication number: 20200296524
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a method and a hearing device comprising a first portion adapted for being arranged behind an ear of a user for providing a signal, an output transducer for converting the signal to an acoustic output, a coupling element coupled to the first portion, and wherein the coupling element is adapted for transmitting at least the signal or the acoustic output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jens TROELSEN, Rune SØ, Morten THOUGAARD
  • Publication number: 20200294508
    Abstract: A hearing system comprises a hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, configured to be worn by a particular user at or in an ear, or to be fully or partially implanted in the head at an ear of the user. The hearing device comprises at least one microphone for converting a sound in the environment of the hearing device to an electric input signal. The hearing system, e.g. the hearing device, comprises a processor comprising an own voice analyzer configured to characterize the voice of a person presently wearing the hearing device based at least partly on said electric input signal, and to provide characteristics of said person's voice, and an own voice acoustic channel analyzer for estimating characteristics of an acoustic channel from the mouth of the person presently wearing the hearing device to the at least one microphone based at least partly on said electric input signal, and to provide characteristics of said acoustic channel of said person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Slawomir KWASIBORSKI, Morten GULD, Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Christophe LESIMPLE
  • Patent number: 10779095
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an RF antenna adapted to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic RF signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the RF antenna, the RF antenna comprising: an electrically conductive antenna element having a feed for electrically connecting to an RF transmitter and/or an RF receiver; an electronic component adapted to receive and/or provide one or more electric signals from/to an electronic circuit within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range; and one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead the one or more electric signals between the electronic component and the electronic circuit, each of the one or more electric leads being electrically connected to the electronic circuit through a respective inductor adapted to reflect and/or attenuate signals within the first frequency range and pass signals within the second frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Oliver Sundberg, Kåre Tais Christensen, Henning Knak Poulsen