Patents Assigned to Widex A/S
  • Patent number: 10413208
    Abstract: An EEG monitoring system (2) adapted to be carried continuously by a person to be monitored comprises electrodes for measuring at least one EEG signal from the person carrying the EEG monitoring system (2). The system also comprises signal processing means adapted to receive, process and analyze the EEG signal. Furthermore the system comprises data logging means adapted to log data relating to said EEG signal and a memory for storing said data relating to said EEG signal. A method of using the monitoring system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Preben Kidmose, Soren Erik Westermann
  • Publication number: 20190281394
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (50) receives an audio stream as input and delivers a processed audio stream as output. The mobile communication device has a data connection providing access to the Internet, and a short range data connection for delivering a processed audio stream as output to a specific hearing aid (10). The mobile communication device acquires a data set containing hearing aid settings for the specific hearing aid from a remote server (71), and adjusts the emulation software application by means of the data set containing hearing aid settings for the specific hearing aid (10). The mobile communication device transmits the control signals and a processed audio stream to the specific hearing aid via the short range data connection and the specific hearing aid outputs the audio signal to the user without additional amplification. The invention also provides a method of signal processing in a mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Michael UNGSTRUP, Mike Lind RANK
  • Patent number: 10390152
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters. A program selector component (16) has a classifier (51) analyzing the electric input signal and classifies an auditory environment of the hearing aid (10). The personal communication device (20) has an auxiliary classifier component (24) monitoring the use of the personal communication device, and generates and transmits a notification upon detection of a change of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190253816
    Abstract: A remote-control unit (10) for controlling a hearing assistive device (20) by sending a control signal with instructions as an acoustic signal, has an input transducer (14), an output transducer (15), and a processor (11) adapted for setting the volume of the output from the output transducer (15). The processor (11) is adapted for activating the input transducer (14) for receiving environmental sound, analyzing the environmental sound, determining and setting the volume of the output from the output transducer (15) based on the environmental sound, and outputting the control signal at the set volume via the output transducer (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael PIHL, Sven Creutz THOMSEN, Johan ANDERSEN, Michael UNGSTRUP, Martin SODERLIND, Nanna Elkjær MOLLER
  • Patent number: 10356538
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid and a personal communication device connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component analyzing the auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user a user interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor at least one of said one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190208340
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and personal communication device (20) connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor (13) processing an audio signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) statistically analyzing the environment by comparing specific characteristics of an electrical input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user an interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor adjusts at least one of the one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190191255
    Abstract: A method for programming a hearing assistive device includes requesting write access from a programming device to the hearing assistive device, sending, in response to the request, a first message from the hearing assistive device to a programming-rights-management server, generating, in the programming-rights-management server, a programming rights permission list, sending a second message containing the programming rights permission list from the programming-rights-management server to the hearing assistive device, transferring programming data in a programming session from the programming device to the hearing assistive device, writing the received programming data as control data sets permitted according the programming rights permission list received from the programming-rights-management server, and terminating the programming session once data writing has been completed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Niels Erik Boelskift MARETTI, Anders WESTERGAARD
  • Patent number: 10285615
    Abstract: A personal wearable EEG monitor (1) is adapted to be carried at the head of a person. The EEG monitor comprises an EEG sensor part having skin surface electrodes (3) for measuring EEG signals from said person. The EEG monitor comprises an EEG signal analyzer (5, 5?) adapted for monitoring and analyzing the EEG signal. The EEG monitor (1) performs at least one of the following: providing a stimulus to the person, requesting the person to perform a stimuli creating act, or identifying a stimuli creating ambient sound. The EEG monitor comprises means for identifying an induced response from the EEG signal caused by the stimuli, and a classifier for deciding whether the skin surface electrodes receive EEG signals. The invention further provides a method of monitoring EEG signals of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Preben Kidmose, Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Patent number: 10284978
    Abstract: A programming equipment (1) for programming (fitting) of a programmable hearing aid (2) comprises means for receiving information on the state of operation of signal processing systems included in the hearing aid. This information is utilized to present a graphical representation of the state of operation of these systems to the person performing the programming. The invention further provides a hearing aid and a method of programming a hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Svend Vitting Andersen, Lars Baekgaard Jensen, Morten Kroman
  • Patent number: 10284979
    Abstract: A hearing aid fitting system (400) adapted for providing sound samples illustrating the impact on sound quality from a hearing aid system defect and a method of providing such sound samples. The invention also relates to a hearing aid system and computer program code capable of carrying out such a method of providing sound samples illustrating the impact on sound quality from a hearing aid system defect and methods of operating and fitting hearing aid systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jorgen Cederberg, Michael Ungstrup
  • Publication number: 20190117105
    Abstract: A system for bi-hemispheric brain wave measurements including a first device and a second device, wherein at least said first device is adapted to be worn in or at a first ear of a person subject to the measurements and wherein the first and second device exchange data using at least one wireless link configured to allow first digital data at least derived from first brain wave measurements from the first device to be compared with second digital data at least derived from second brain wave measurements from the second device. The invention also provides a method for measuring a bi-hemispherical brain wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Soren Erik WESTERMANN, Preben KIDMOSE, Mike Lind RANK, Michael UNGSTRUP
  • Publication number: 20190116432
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device includes a housing component (12) adapted for containing a transceiver (68) and processing circuitry arranged in a compact block structure (50). A feed line (52) is electrically connected to the transceiver (68). An antenna element (30, 80) is electromagnetically coupled with the feed line (52) via a feed element. The feed element is configured as a small feed loop (40) electrically connected with the feed line (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jan HESSELBALLE, Martin ROSQVIST
  • Publication number: 20190116431
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device includes a housing component (12) hosting a transceiver (68) and processing circuitry arranged in a compact block structure (50). A small feed loop (40) is mounted on the compact block structure (50), and is electrically connected to the transceiver (68). The compact block structure (50) is adapted for carrying the small feed loop (40), and the housing component (12) includes an integrated antenna element (30, 80). The housing component (12) and the compact block structure (50) are provided with a set of cooperating mechanical guiding components for maintaining the small feed loop (40) and the antenna element (30, 80) in a well-defined mechanical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jan HESSELBALLE, Martin ROSQVIST, Niels Christian Damgaard JAKOBSEN
  • Publication number: 20190116433
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device includes a housing component (12) including a transceiver (68) and processing circuitry arranged in a compact block structure (50), and a small loop element mounted on the compact block structure (50) for feeding an antenna element (30) via an electromagnetic coupling. The antenna element (30) is embedded into walls of the housing component (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Jan HESSELBALLE, Niels Christian Damgaard JAKOBSEN
  • Publication number: 20190116435
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device including a housing component (12) including a transceiver (68) and processing circuitry arranged in a compact block structure (50), a small feed loop (40) mounted on the compact block structure (50) and electrically connected to the transceiver (68), and an antenna element (30, 80) contained within a housing component (12). The small feed loop (40) and the antenna element (30, 80) are provided as metallic band elements, and the band elements in an area of electromagnetic coupling are arranged in substantially parallel planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jan HESSELBALLE, Martin Christian Damgaard ROSQVIST, Niels Christian Damgaard JAKOBSEN
  • Patent number: 10258260
    Abstract: A hearing test system comprising an computerized device (100) having an electro-acoustical output transducer (104) and a graphical user interface (102) and further being adapted to estimate a hearing loss of an individual test person. The invention also relates to a non-transitory computer readable medium carrying instructions which, when executed by a computer, cause a hearing loss of an individual test person to be estimated and a method of estimating a hearing loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Francis Kok-Ming Kuk, Petri Mikael Korhonen, Bryan Lee Crose, Eric Christopher Seper, Chi-Chuen Lau
  • Patent number: 10264368
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and personal communication device (20) connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an audio signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) statistically analyzing the environment by comparing specific characteristics of an electrical input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device (20) offers the user an interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component (16) of the hearing aid (10), and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Patent number: 10244334
    Abstract: A method of operating a binaural hearing aid system in order to provide an Interaural Level Difference (ILD) that is artificially increased beyond that provided naturally by the head shadow of the hearing aid system user and a binaural hearing aid system (100) for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Lars Dalskov Mosgaard
  • Publication number: 20190082275
    Abstract: A hearing assistive device (10; 60) having an input transducer (12; 61) converting sound into an audio signal applied to a processor (14; 66), the processor (14; 66) is configured to compensate a hearing loss of a user of the hearing assistive device and to output a compensated audio signal, and an output transducer (16; 65) converting the compensated audio signal into sound. The hearing assistive device (10; 60) further comprises a wireless transceiver (21; 67) enabling audio streaming from an external device (30; 80) to the hearing assisting device; an attenuator (23; 66a) associated with said processor (14; 66) applying attenuation to the compensated audio signal; and an audio stream analyzer (22a; 68a) classifying the audio stream received via said wireless transceiver. The attenuator (23; 66a) is controlled in accordance to the audio stream classification from the audio stream analyzer (22a; 68a). The invention further provides a method of operating a hearing assisting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Svend Vitting ANDERSEN
  • Patent number: 10228402
    Abstract: A hearing aid (200), adapted for detection of congestion of a sound output. The invention also relates to a method of detection of congestion of a sound output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Klaus Krogsgaard, Jorgen Cederberg