Patents by Inventor Arnand P. Neukermans

Arnand P. Neukermans 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: 6381336
    Abstract: A implantable sealed microphone (50) includes a diaphragm (52) having a thin central region (54) surrounded by a thicker rim (56). One side of sheet electret material (72) is bonded to the diaphragm (52) while the other side contacts a roughened plate (82). The rim (56) is bonded to a housing (112) thereby hermetically enclosing the electret (72) and the plate (82). The microphone (50) also includes an electrical connector (94) that couples both the plate (82) and the electret (72) to an input of an amplifier (30) included in an implantable hearing aid system (10). Preferably, the microphone (50) is incorporated into a sealed electronics module (100) together with the amplifier (30) and an energy storage device such as a battery that energizes operation of the implantable hearing aid system (10). In such a configuration, the microphone's diaphragm (52) forms a surface of the electronics module's housing (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Inventors: S. George Lesinski, Arnand P. Neukermans