Patents by Inventor Abhijit Kulkarni

Abhijit Kulkarni has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10406372
    Abstract: Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of distributed power without the use of a headpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Roehrlein, Stefan Launer, Lee F. Hartley, Lakshmi Mishra, Abhijit Kulkarni, Mark Downing
  • Patent number: 10376698
    Abstract: An exemplary sound processor included in a cochlear implant system associated with a patient 1) receives, from a fitting system while the sound processor is communicatively coupled to the fitting system, a command that sets a control parameter associated with the cochlear implant system to an initial value and data representative of a target value associated with the control parameter, 2) detects a decoupling of the sound processor from the fitting system, the decoupling resulting in the sound processor being in a non-fitting state, and 3) gradually adjusts, while the sound processor is in the non-fitting state, the control parameter from the initial value towards the target value in accordance with an adaption time course associated with the control parameter. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Patent number: 10195444
    Abstract: Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of distributed power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Roehrlein, Stefan Launer, Lee F. Hartley, Lakshmi Mishra, Abhijit Kulkarni, Logan P. Palmer, Mark Downing
  • Publication number: 20180332392
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn A. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10051393
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including a acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn A. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10046163
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes 1) a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient and including cochlear implant circuitry configured to apply electrical stimulation representative of one or more audio signals to the patient, 2) a first connector assembly coupled to the cochlear implant module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the first connector assembly including a first set of induction coils, 3) an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, and 4) a second connector assembly coupled to the implantable module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the second connector assembly including a second set of induction coils. The first and second sets of induction coils are configured to form a multi-channel inductive link between the implantable module and the cochlear implant module. Corresponding systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Wantjinarjo Suwito
  • Patent number: 9993644
    Abstract: An exemplary fitting system 1) directs an EAS system to concurrently apply acoustic stimulation to a patient by way of a loudspeaker and electrical stimulation to the patient by way of an electrode located within a cochlea of the patient, 2) determines an interactive effect that the electrical stimulation has on the acoustic stimulation, 3) directs, if the fitting facility determines that the interactive effect is suppressive, the EAS system to use a first stimulation strategy that steers a current field produced by stimulation of the electrode away from intracochlear acoustic responders within the patient that are associated with the acoustic stimulation, and 4) directs, if the fitting facility does not determine that the interactive effect is suppressive, the EAS system to use a second stimulation strategy that steers the current field produced by the stimulation of the electrode towards the intracochlear acoustic responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Kanthaiah Koka, Leonid M. Litvak, Abhijit Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9968781
    Abstract: Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of a head mountable power supply to power an implantable cochlear stimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Roehrlein, Stefan Launer, Lee F. Hartley, Lakshmi Mishra, Abhijit Kulkarni, Logan P. Palmer, Mark Downing
  • Patent number: 9936294
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including a acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn A. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20180078765
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes 1) a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient and including cochlear implant circuitry configured to apply electrical stimulation representative of one or more audio signals to the patient, 2) a first connector assembly coupled to the cochlear implant module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the first connector assembly including a first set of induction coils, 3) an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, and 4) a second connector assembly coupled to the implantable module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the second connector assembly including a second set of induction coils. The first and second sets of induction coils are configured to form a multi-channel inductive link between the implantable module and the cochlear implant module. Corresponding systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Wantjinarjo Suwito
  • Publication number: 20180016992
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to execute an artificial neural network (ANN). The processor is configured to receive one or more operational parameters associated with an operation of a turbine system. The turbine system includes one or more combustors. The processor is further configured to analyze, via the ANN, the one or more operational parameters to determine a characteristic pattern, and to generate, via the ANN, an output based at least in part on the determined characteristic pattern. The output includes an indication of an intensity of a flame of the one or more combustors to determine a presence or an absence of the flame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Prabhanjana Kalya, Abhijit Kulkarni, Vikas Handa, Pradeep Kumar Vavilala, Vamshi Kandula
  • Patent number: 9861819
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes 1) a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient and including cochlear implant circuitry configured to apply electrical stimulation representative of one or more audio signals to the patient, 2) a first connector assembly coupled to the cochlear implant module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the first connector assembly including a first induction coil, 3) an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, and 4) a second connector assembly coupled to the implantable module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the second connector assembly including a second induction coil. The first connector assembly may be configured to be removably connected to the second connector assembly in order to facilitate inductive transfer of power between the first induction coil and the second induction coil. Corresponding systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Wantjinarjo Suwito
  • Patent number: 9781522
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a sound processor associated with a patient, a first microphone communicatively coupled to the sound processor and configured to detect an audio signal presented to the patient and output a first output signal representative of the audio signal, and a second microphone communicatively coupled to the sound processor and configured to detect the audio signal presented to the patient and output a second output signal representative of the audio signal. The sound processor is configured to 1) receive the first and second output signals, 2) determine that a difference between the first and second output signals meets a threshold condition, and 3) perform, in response to the determination that the difference between the first and second output signals meets the threshold condition, a predetermined action associated with the quality level of the first microphone. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventor: Abhijit Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9769580
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including a acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard E. Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn Arnold
  • Publication number: 20170239475
    Abstract: An exemplary fitting system 1) directs, during a fitting session, an EAS system to concurrently apply acoustic stimulation to a patient by way of a loudspeaker and electrical stimulation to the patient by way of an electrode located within a cochlea of the patient, 2) determines an interactive effect that the electrical stimulation has on the acoustic stimulation, 3) directs, if the determined interactive effect is suppressive, the EAS system to use, during a stimulation session, a first stimulation strategy that steers a current field produced by stimulation of the electrode away from intracochlear acoustic responders within the patient that are associated with the acoustic stimulation, and 4) directs, if the determined interactive effect is enhancing, the EAS system to use, during the stimulation session, a second stimulation strategy that steers the current field produced by the stimulation of the electrode towards the intracochlear acoustic responders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Kanthaiah KOKA, Leonid M. LITVAK, Abhijit KULKARNI
  • Publication number: 20170224992
    Abstract: An exemplary sound processor included in a cochlear implant system associated with a patient 1) receives, from a fitting system while the sound processor is communicatively coupled to the fitting system, a command that sets a control parameter associated with the cochlear implant system to an initial value and data representative of a target value associated with the control parameter, 2) detects a decoupling of the sound processor from the fitting system, the decoupling resulting in the sound processor being in a non-fitting state, and 3) gradually adjusts, while the sound processor is in the non-fitting state, the control parameter from the initial value towards the target value in accordance with an adaption time course associated with the control parameter. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Leonid M. Litvak
  • Patent number: 9687648
    Abstract: An exemplary system may include an intracochlear electrode array configured to be inserted into a cochlea of a patient, an intraneural probe comprising an intraneural electrode contact and configured to be inserted into an auditory nerve of the patient, and a computing system. The computing system may be configured to identify an optimal insertion path for an intraneural electrode array into the auditory nerve of the patient by 1) repeatedly stimulating the intraneural electrode contact of the intraneural probe while the intraneural probe is advanced into the auditory nerve along a probe insertion path, 2) using the intracochlear electrode array to record a plurality of evoked responses that occur in response to the repeated stimulation of the intraneural electrode contact, and 3) determining, based on the plurality of evoked responses, whether the probe insertion path is the optimal insertion path for the intraneural electrode array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Abhijit Kulkarni, Leonid M. Litvak, Mark B. Downing
  • Patent number: 9668068
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a beamforming signal is disclosed. A beam forming signal is generated by disposing a first microphone and a second microphone in horizontal coplanar alignment. The first and second microphones are used to detect a known signal to generate a first response and a second response. The first response is processed along a first signal path communicatively linked to the first microphone, and the second response is processed along a second signal path communicatively linked to the second microphone. The first and second responses are matched, and the matched responses are combined to generate the beamforming signal on a combined signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Abhijit Kulkarni, Scott A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9628911
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including a acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn Arnold
  • Patent number: 9609433
    Abstract: An automated process for equalizing an audio system and an apparatus for implementing the process. An audio system includes a microphone unit, for receiving the sound waves radiated from a plurality of speakers, acoustic measuring circuitry, for calculating frequency response measurements; a memory, for storing characteristic data of the loudspeaker units and further for storing the frequency response measurements; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating an equalization pattern responsive to the digital data and responsive to the characteristic data of the plurality of loudspeaker units. Also described is an automated equalizing system including a acoustic measuring circuitry including a microphone for measuring frequency response at a plurality of locations; a memory, for storing the frequency responses at the plurality of locations; and equalization calculation circuitry, for calculating, from the frequency responses, an optimized equalization pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Rabinowitz, Hilmar Lehnert, Keith D. Martin, Richard Saffran, Abhijit Kulkarni, Finn A. Arnold