Patents Assigned to Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10743122
    Abstract: A dome for a hearing aid device that is insertable into an auditory canal. The dome has an inner part and a shield which is produced in one piece with the inner part. A wax guard with at least one protective element is arranged inside an opening of the dome. The protective element is flexibly turnable in a direction of insertion of the dome and counter to the direction of insertion of the dome into an auditory canal. A cleaning element, which is movable in the direction of insertion and counter to the direction of insertion of the dome, is cohesively bonded to the shield. A hearing aid device is embodied with a correspondingly configured dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Johannes Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10735873
    Abstract: A hearing aid apparatus contains a housing having a housing face. The housing face is directed outwardly when the hearing aid apparatus is being worn. The hearing aid apparatus further has an antenna and a transmitter and/or receiver for electromagnetic waves disposed in the housing. The transmitter and/or receiver is coupled to the antenna element. A grip element is disposed on the housing face of the housing, and the antenna is integrated at least in part in the grip element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hans Adel, Birgit Kuefner-Schwerdtner, Juergen Reithinger, Benjamin Schmidt, Erwin Singer
  • Patent number: 10713033
    Abstract: A method allows for the adaptation of the firmware of a hearing aid of a hearing aid system without compromising the convenience of the respective wearer of the hearing aid. The method is performed by a hearing aid system, which is configured for the correspondingly convenient adaptation of the firmware of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Hempel
  • Patent number: 10701810
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a circuit, in particular of a hearing aid, in which method a printed circuit board is made available with a first region and with a second region which are separated by means of a boundary. A component is mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein the component is positioned on the boundary. The first region is covered by means of a mask which has an edge, wherein the edge is positioned on the component, and the printed circuit board is provided with a coating. The coating is cut away in the region of the component and the mask is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefanie Beyfuss, Holger Kral, Bjoern Freels, Johannes Kuhn
  • Patent number: 10701493
    Abstract: A method for the operation of a hearing aid is disclosed. The hearing aid can be worn by a user and contains a number of programs each of which is as-signed to a respective noise situation. A current noise situation is recognized both depending on the location and depending on time. Whichever program is assigned to the current noise situation is selected and set. A corresponding hearing aid is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank Naumann, Benedikt Heuer
  • Patent number: 10694302
    Abstract: A hearing aid which is insertable into the ear of a hearing aid wearer includes a housing shell for receiving hearing aid components, a faceplate that closes off the housing shell, and a dipole antenna. The dipole antenna is embodied with a helical structure having at least one complete turn and a helix axis that is aligned parallel to the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hamed Hasani
  • Patent number: 10674283
    Abstract: A method distorts the frequency of an input signal that is present as an audio signal. Here, the input signal is divided into a low-frequency signal component and a high-frequency signal component. These two signal components adjoin one another at a cut-off frequency. The high-frequency signal component is frequency-distorted and overlaid with the low-frequency signal component to form an output signal. An associated gain factor is modified, at least for an edge region, containing the cut-off frequency, of the high-frequency signal component and/or of the low-frequency signal component, such that a level difference between a signal level of the low-frequency signal component and a signal level of the frequency-distorted high-frequency signal component is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tobias Daniel Rosenkranz, Tobias Wurzbacher
  • Patent number: 10674291
    Abstract: A hearing device includes a frame for insertion into a housing and for retaining hearing device components. The frame includes two frame parts being joined together or to be joined together, substantially along a partition plane and being mechanically interconnected or to be mechanically interconnected by a connecting clip. In a first variant, the connecting clip has two spaced apart and parallel pins engaging into corresponding recesses in the respective frame parts for holding the frame parts together by form-locking engagement transversely to the partition plane. In a second variant, each frame part has a pin engaging into a respective corresponding recess in the connecting clip for holding the frame parts together by form-locking engagement transversely to the partition plane. This permits the frame to be produced particularly efficiently. A connecting clip for a hearing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefanie Beyfuss, Volker Goly
  • Patent number: 10674284
    Abstract: A method operates a hearing device where a first directional signal and a second directional signal are generated in the hearing device from a sound signal of the environment. A parameter is determined based on the first directional signal and the second directional signal, which represents a quantitative measure of the stationarity of a sound signal. A noise-optimized signal is generated from the first directional signal and the second directional signal based on the parameter. The method is performed by a hearing device having a first microphone and a second microphone for generating a first directional signal and a second directional signal. The hearing device is configured to implement the corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sebastian Best, Cecil Wilson
  • Patent number: 10667066
    Abstract: A hearing device contains an electronic frame for holding electronic components. The hearing device has first and second resilient contacts. The resilient contacts are fastened to the electronic frame, and the resilient contacts reversibly electrically contact an electronic component using contact surfaces of a double-pole battery. The hearing device contains a rechargeable battery module that contains a rechargeable battery and an electronic convertor. The rechargeable battery module is connected in an articulated manner to the electronic frame so as to be able to move and contains connecting contacts that correspond to the resilient contacts. A kit is provided for the hearing device and the kit has a battery compartment door for reversibly holding the double-pole battery. The battery compartment door is connected to pivot on the electronic frame such that as the battery compartment door is pivoted into a closed position the contact surfaces of the double-pole battery are contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefanie Beyfuss, Kok Chian Hong, Bjoern Freels, Anand Ganapathy, Kim Hock Kwok, Fu Keon Ho, Holger Kral, Zainal Abidin Bin Mohd Yahya, Yi Ren Chris Tan, Frank Naumann, Christian Lindschou Hansen, Lau Malthe Borch
  • Patent number: 10659890
    Abstract: A method for operating a hearing device. In the hearing device a first directional signal and a second directional signal are generated from an ambient sound signal. The first directional signal and the second directional signal are used to determine at a first response time a first adaptation coefficient for a first superposition of the first directional signal with the second directional signal for the purpose of noise suppression. It is intended here that the first directional signal and the second directional signal are used to determine at a second response time a second adaptation coefficient for a second superposition of the first directional signal with the second directional signal for the purpose of noise suppression. The first adaptation coefficient and the second adaptation coefficient are used to determine an output adaptation coefficient for forming an output signal by superposition of the first directional signal and the second directional signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Oliver Dressler, Eghart Fischer
  • Patent number: 10652668
    Abstract: A method performs frequency distortion of an audio signal. The audio signal is divided at at least one division frequency into a low-frequency band and a high-frequency band. A frequency-distorted signal is generated through respectively different distortions of frequencies for the high-frequency band and for the low-frequency band. The division frequency is selected such that it is located between two neighboring tones of a given tonal system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tobias Daniel Rosenkranz, Tobias Wurzbacher, Christos Oreinos
  • Patent number: 10652670
    Abstract: A method operates a hearing aid which has at least one input transducer and at least one output transducer. An input signal is generated by the at least one input transducer from a sound signal in the environment. From the input signal, a classification of a hearing situation of the environment is determined and/or at least one of four parameters including tonality, loudness, stationarity and reverberation time is determined for the sound signal of the environment. A first intermediate signal is generated in dependence on the input signal by signal processing. Wherein by the classification of the hearing situation and by at least one of the four parameters of tonality, loudness, stationarity and reverberation time, at least one parameter of a frequency distortion is predetermined. The frequency distortion predetermined in this way is applied to the first intermediate signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tobias Daniel Rosenkranz, Sebastian Best, Stefan Petrausch, Tobias Wurzbacher, Christoph Lueken, Nicola Cebulla, Christos Oreinos
  • Patent number: 10645503
    Abstract: A method for producing a housing part of a hearing device. The housing part serves to receive electronic components of the hearing device in a housing interior. Fibers are used to build up a fiber skeleton for a wall of the housing part at least partially surrounding the housing interior. A mechanical property of the wall is varied in a predefined manner along a reference direction of the housing part by way of the fibers. The fiber skeleton is then infiltrated, at least over part of its longitudinal extent, with a matrix material. There is also described a housing part of a hearing device and a hearing device with a housing part formed with fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bjoern Freels, Daniela Beck
  • Patent number: 10638239
    Abstract: A hearing aid has a first input transducer that generates a first input signal from an ambient sound signal, a second input transducer that generates a second input signal from the sound signal and at least one output transducer. A first direction is assigned to a first useful signal source and a second direction is assigned to a second useful signal source, which is spatially separated from the first useful signal source. Based on the first input signal and the second input signal, a first reference signal oriented in the first direction and a second reference signal oriented in the second direction are formed. An output signal is formed on the basis of the first reference signal and the second reference signal, and the output signal is converted into a sound signal by the output transducer of the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Homayoun Kamkar-Parsi, Marko Lugger
  • Patent number: 10623873
    Abstract: A hearing device has a sealable housing with a wall that delimits an inner space. In addition, the hearing device has a microphone which is arranged in the inner space, and a microphone opening in the wall, as well as a protective element for protecting the microphone. The housing has a sound channel with at least one sound inlet opening, and the protective element is positioned in the sound channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Flaig, Hartmut Ritter
  • Patent number: 10616694
    Abstract: A method operates a hearing aid where a sound is recorded by a microphone. The sound is analyzed with respect to the correspondence thereof with the own voice of the hearing aid wearer and a characteristic value is produced, which indicates how strongly the sound corresponds with the own voice. The own voice is a sound type. The characteristic value is compared with a threshold value and, depending on whether the characteristic value lies above or below the threshold value, the sound is identified as the own voice. Depending on whether the sound has been identified as the own voice, the hearing aid is switched among a plurality operating modes. The method is characterized in that the threshold value is set in accordance with the user. Thus, an improved own-voice identification recognizer is formed, which distinguishes the own voice of the hearing aid wearer from another sound type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Homayoun Kamkar-Parsi, Marko Lugger, Tobias Rosenkranz
  • Patent number: 10609494
    Abstract: A method operates a hearing device for a user. In the method, electromyography is performed, in which a muscle activity of an auricular muscle of the user is measured by an electrode array. The muscle activity is continuously measured to detect a complex activity profile of the auricular muscle, in which the user's intention is coded. The electrode array generates a sensor signal that is classified by means of a classifier, and in this classification process, the muscle activity is decoded and the underlying intention is determined by examining whether the sensor signal has a previously known feature vector. The previously known feature vector is assigned to an operating mode of the hearing device, which is set when the sensor signal has the previously known feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronny Hannemann, Daniel J. Strauss, Farah I. Corona-Strauss
  • Patent number: D888662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Harald Cramer, Vincent Hasenmayer, Lit Song Ding, Vinay Joshi, Anand Ganapathy, Zainal Abidin Mohd Yahya
  • Patent number: D890091
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Harald Cramer, Vincent Hasenmayer, Lit Song Ding, Vinay Joshi, Anand Ganapathy, Zainal Abidin Mohd Yahya