Patents Examined by Angelica M McKinney
  • Patent number: 11575982
    Abstract: An audio speaker cover with a central region and a peripheral region. The central region has a surface that faces an observer and a speaker cover body below the surface. The audio speaker cover body defines a plurality of apertures with lands between the apertures. The apertures have cylindrical walls that meet the surface orthogonally. Precisely engineered apertures permit minimal sound transmission loss and allow a high aperture density without sacrificing the ability of intervening lands in the audio speaker cover to protect an underlying speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Richard Francois Audi, Donald Scott Smith, Joel Matthew Cormier, Michael Anthony Rossi, Mark Steven Kunitz
  • Patent number: 11570561
    Abstract: A hearing device includes: an earpiece having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the earpiece is configured for insertion into an ear canal of a user, and wherein at least a part of the earpiece is configured for placement along a first bend of the ear canal; wherein the earpiece comprises a flexible member, at least a part of the flexible member located at the first end of the earpiece, wherein at least a part of the flexible member is configured for placement along a second bend of the ear canal located between the first bend and an eardrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Falcom A/S
    Inventors: Vidya Krull, Andrew Dittberner
  • Patent number: 11569722
    Abstract: A sound vibration actuator includes: a casing having an internal space formed by an underside casing part, a side periphery casing part, and a top casing part; a coil part coupled to the top casing part in such a manner as to receive power from the outside; a magnet part disposed in the internal space of the casing and having a magnet and a weight; an elastic member whose one surface coupled to the magnet part; and a weight part coupled to the coil part. The sound vibration actuator can be varied in coupling ways of the components thereof to generate vibrations in a high frequency band as well as a low frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MPLUS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Jun Park, Jun Kun Choi, Yeon Ho Son, Yong Tae Kim, Yong Jin Kim, Seung Wook Kim, Dong Su Moon
  • Patent number: 11564041
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an integrated circuit connectable to a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) transducer. The MEMS transducer is configured to generate a transducer audio signal in response to sound. The integrated circuit comprises a digital scrambling circuit coupled to a data communication interface. The digital scrambling circuit is configured to convert a digital audio stream, representative of the transducer audio signal, into a corresponding scrambled data stream. The integrated circuit additionally comprises a data bus interface coupled to the digital scrambling circuit and configured to output the scrambled data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Knowles Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Andrzej Pawlowski, Henrik Thomsen, Rene Rye Larsen
  • Patent number: 11553273
    Abstract: A passive diaphragm assembly includes a counterweight member, a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm. The first diaphragm and the second diaphragm are spaced apart from each other, are connected respectively to opposite ends of the counterweight member, and cooperate with the counterweight member to define an air space thereamong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen Hong Wang, Ching Feng Lin, Chia Chien Chen, Po-Cheng Huang, Shih-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 11553264
    Abstract: A surround for protecting an acoustic device for sending and/or receiving acoustic signals positioned therein from impact as the surround is rolled along an interior surface of a fluid-containing pipeline, the surround comprising: a shell comprising an exterior segment configured to roll along the interior surface, the exterior segment defining at least one acoustic aperture configured to allow the passage of acoustic signals therethrough; and a lattice configured between the exterior segment and the acoustic device, the lattice comprising a plurality of unit cells, each unit cell defining an opening, wherein the plurality of unit cells are interconnected and define a plurality of openings, wherein the plurality of openings allow fluid to move between the interior of the surround and the exterior of the surround and enable the passage of the acoustic signals transmitted and/or received by the acoustic device such that the surround reduces the diminution of the quality and/or strength of the acoustic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Kyle Hentschel, Peter O. Paulson
  • Patent number: 11553279
    Abstract: An electromagnetic transducer includes a yoke, a first magnet, a second magnet, and a spacer. The yoke is disposed along a vertical axis. The first magnet is magnetically coupled to the yoke and has a polarization in a first orientation with respect to the vertical axis. The second magnet is magnetically coupled to the yoke and has a polarization in the first orientation with respect to the vertical axis. The spacer is disposed between the first magnet and the second magnet and is extended along the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SEAS Fabrikker AS
    Inventor: Claus Futtrup
  • Patent number: 11546699
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hearing device and in particular to hearing device and related method for configuration or operation of a hearing device. Disclosed is a hearing device comprising a processing unit configured to compensate for hearing loss of a user of the hearing device, a memory, and an interface. The processing unit/hearing device may be configured to receive a mode request via the interface; authenticate the mode request; and place the hearing device into the requested mode if authentication of the mode request succeeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: GN HEARING A/S
    Inventors: Brian Dam Pedersen, Allan Munk Vendelbo
  • Patent number: 11540064
    Abstract: There is presented a hearing aid configured to be arranged at least partly in the ear canal of a specific person, the hearing aid comprising a faceplate, a custom ear shell, adapted to fit or match with the ear canal of a specific person, the custom ear shell connected to the faceplate, a rechargeable battery, an induction coil for wireless charging of the rechargeable battery, wherein the induction coil is fixed to the ear shell and furthermore a method for providing a hearing aid, said method comprising obtaining data representative of a shape and/or size of an ear canal of a specific person, establishing a digital model of the custom shell of the hearing aid for said ear canal based on said data, wherein said providing includes determining a position and/or orientation of an induction coil in an inner space of said ear shell, which position and/or orientation increases or maximizes a distance from the outer ear to the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Poul Henriksen, Mikkel Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11540039
    Abstract: Embodiments describe an eartip including an eartip body having an attachment end and an interfacing end opposite from the attachment end. The eartip body can include an inner eartip body having a sidewall extending between the interfacing end and the attachment end, the sidewall defining a channel and having a first thickness near the attachment end and a second thickness different from the first thickness at the interfacing end. The eartip can also include an attachment structure coupled to the inner eartip body at the attachment end, the attachment structure having an inner surface and an outer surface. The attachment structure can include an upper region interfacing with the sidewall and defining discrete through-holes, a lower region below the upper region where the inner surface defines a plurality of recesses positioned around the lower region, and a mesh extending across the channel and into the upper region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sean T. McIntosh, Jason C. Della Rosa, Samuel G. Parker, Benjamin A. Cousins, Ethan L. Huwe
  • Patent number: 11540040
    Abstract: A two-way radio system includes multiple units each having a hub, speaker, primary clip, secondary clip, antenna, and microphone. The hub has exterior and interior sides defining a hub cavity therebetween. The speaker is in the hub cavity and has an output directed to a speaker opening on the hub interior side. The primary clip extends from the hub for selective attachment to a wearer's ear such that the speaker opening is directed to the wearer's ear canal. The secondary clip extends outwardly from the hub exterior side such that the hub exterior side is between the secondary clip and the hub interior side. The secondary clip has an antenna support on an interior side of the secondary clip and an antenna cap on an exterior side of the secondary clip. The antenna support and the antenna cap define an antenna cavity, and the antenna is in the antenna cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Guy Raccah, William H Darden, IV
  • Patent number: 11528559
    Abstract: A double sided speaker device, comprising a magnetic conductive carrier board, a first magnetic circuit module, a second magnetic circuit module, a first voice coil, a second voice coil, a first sounding hood, and a second sounding hood. The magnetic conductive carrier board comprises a plurality of openings. The first magnetic circuit module is disposed at one side of the magnetic conductive carrier board. The second magnetic circuit module is disposed at the other side of the magnetic conductive carrier board. The first voice coil is disposed around the first magnetic circuit module. The second voice coil is disposed around the second magnetic circuit module. The first sounding hood is disposed at one side of the magnetic conductive carrier board and comprises a first accommodating space. The second sounding hood is disposed at the other side of the magnetic conductive carrier board and comprises a second accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: LUXSHARE-ICT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiin-Tarng Huang, Chih-Kai Sun
  • Patent number: 11516587
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuator includes an inner magnet arranged relative to an axis, an outer magnet arranged a radial distance from the axis, an inner radial wall of the outer magnet facing an outer radial wall of the inner magnet, the inner and outer radial walls being separated by an air gap, a voice coil arranged in the air gap separating the inner and outer magnets, and an actuator coupling plate attached to the voice coil. During operation of the device electrical activation of the voice coil causes axial motion of the actuator coupling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Graham Robert Landick
  • Patent number: 11510011
    Abstract: A microphone and its manufacturing method, relating the semiconductor techniques, are presented. The microphone comprises: a substrate comprising an opening, a first electrode layer at the bottom of the opening, and at least one groove adjacent to the first electrode layer, with the groove and the opening on two opposing sides of a bottom surface of the first electrode layer; a separation material layer filling the groove; and a second electrode layer on the separation material layer, wherein the first electrode layer, the separation material layer, and the second electrode layer form a cavity. In this inventive concept, the separation material layer on the groove works as an anchor node embedding in the substrate to increases the effective contact area and the bonding power, and to improve the bonding quality between the second electrode layer and the substrate, which results in a strengthened second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: GuangCai Fu
  • Patent number: 11503400
    Abstract: The present application provides a wireless headphone assembly, which includes: a wireless headphone including a left earphone and a right earphone; an adaptor including a plug and a wireless communication module that are electrically connected to each other; the plug is configured for plugging into an interface of the an electronic device, such that the electronic device is in wireless communication with the wireless headphone through the wireless communication module; and a rechargeable earphone box including a box body and a box cover; the box body is provided therein wherein a left earphone receiving groove and a right earphone receiving groove, and the rechargeable earphone box is further provided with an adaptor receiving groove. The wireless headphone assembly provided by the present application can receive the adaptor, such that the adaptor is not easy to lose, and it is convenient for users to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Xuetao Wang
  • Patent number: 11501747
    Abstract: Aspects are disclosed of a filler for occupying a volume. The filler includes an expandable filler positioned in the volume so that it occupies a percentage of the volume. The expandable filler can permanently expand from a first dimension to a second dimension upon the application of an expansion trigger. The filler also includes an acoustic filler made up of a plurality of acoustically active beads positioned with the expandable filler in the volume so that the acoustic filler can adsorb gas flowing into the volume. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrey Gavryushin, Veronika Wagner, Juergen Sauer
  • Patent number: 11496836
    Abstract: Headsets with an improved headband are provided. In some embodiments, a headset comprises: a left earphone assembly; a right earphone assembly; and a headband assembly having a left end movably coupled to the left earphone assembly and a right end movably coupled to the right earphone assembly. The headband assembly comprises: an outer headband, extending between the left end and the right end of the headband assembly; a first elongated housing, arranged on an interior side of the outer headband and extending from the left end of the headband assembly to a first housing inner end; a second elongated housing, arranged on the interior side of the outer headband and extending from the right end of the headband assembly to a second housing inner end; and an inner headband, coupled between the first housing inner end and the second housing inner end on an interior side of the outer headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Mainini, John A. Kelley, Stann N. Sheperd
  • Patent number: 11490180
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a woven mesh element for an electroacoustic driver enclosure, and to an electroacoustic driver enclosure including such an element, wherein the element includes a plurality of mesh layers, and wherein the plurality of layers includes a layer of Dutch weave mesh preferably including a layer of Dutch Twill weave mesh, and in particular wherein the element includes plural layers of cross woven wire mesh and a layer of Dutch weave wire mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: David Andrew Coates, John Robbert Kendrick
  • Patent number: 11477558
    Abstract: This disclosure includes several different features suitable for use in circumaural and supra-aural headphones designs. Designs that include earpad assemblies that improve acoustic isolation are discussed. User convenience features that include automatically detecting the orientation of the headphones on a user's head are also discussed. Various power-saving features, design features, sensor configurations and user comfort features are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Siahaan, Daniel R. Bloom, Lee M. Panecki, Phillip Qian, Benjamin A. Shaffer, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene A. Whang, David H. Narajowski, Scott Y. Oshita, Dustin A. Hatfield, Zachary G. Segraves, Sean J. Docherty
  • Patent number: 11477581
    Abstract: A micro-electro-mechanical system, MEMS, microphone assembly comprises an enclosure defining a first cavity, and a MEMS microphone arranged inside the first cavity. The microphone comprises a first die with bonding structures and a MEMS diaphragm, and a second die having an application specific integrated circuit, ASIC. The second die is bonded to the bonding structures such that a gap is formed between a first side of the diaphragm and the second die, with the gap defining a second cavity. The first side of the diaphragm is interfacing with the second cavity and a second side of the diaphragm is interfacing with the environment via an acoustic inlet port of the enclosure. The bonding structures are arranged such that pressure ventilation openings are formed that connect the first cavity and the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Goran Stojanovic, Colin Steele, Simon Mueller, Thomas Froehlich, Erik Jan Lous, Anderson Pires Singulani