Patents by Inventor Frank Naumann

Frank Naumann 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: 10321246
    Abstract: A hearing instrument has a hearing device rear housing, at least one microphone, a receiver, an earpiece connection or a soundc tube, an earpiece, a power supply unit, and a signal processing unit. The power supply unit includes a rechargeable power supply and an actuating and control device. The hearing instrument further includes a switching device that is configured to assume at least two switching states, and the actuating and control device is configured to actuate a switched-off state of the hearing instrument depending on the switching state of the switching device. There is also described a corresponding power supply unit for a hearing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Flaig, Anand Ganapathy, Stefanie Beyfuss, Uwe Rass, Frank Naumann
  • Publication number: 20190110141
    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: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20180220241
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a hearing aid apparatus including two hearing aids being signal-coupled by a wireless first communication link with a comparatively short range and by a wireless second communication link with a comparatively long range. Each hearing aid has an integrated motion sensor for capturing a fall of the respective hearing aid. A first signal level of the first communication link is monitored and compared to a stored first threshold in each hearing aid. A notification signal is transmitted from the first hearing aid over the second communication link when the motion sensor captures a fall and the first signal level reaches or drops below the first threshold. Upon reception of the notification signal, a perceivable first information signal is produced by the second hearing aid as a protection against loss. A hearing aid apparatus is also provided for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: FRANK NAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20180206047
    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: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: FRANK NAUMANN, BENEDIKT HEUER
  • Publication number: 20180199140
    Abstract: A hearing device, in particular a hearing aid device, includes an earpiece with a first proximity sensor, a second proximity sensor and a control unit. The first proximity sensor is configured to transfer a first proximity signal to the control unit and the second proximity sensor is configured to transfer a second proximity signal to the control unit. The earpiece can be inserted into the external auditory canal of a user of the hearing device for operating the hearing device. The control unit is configured to control an operating mode of the hearing device according to changes in the first proximity signal and the second proximity signal. A method for controlling a hearing device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: KUNIBERT HUSUNG, FRANK NAUMANN
  • Patent number: 10005201
    Abstract: A rotation apparatus for rotationally molded shaped objects includes a receiving apparatus for receiving at least one negative mold, a holding apparatus for holding the receiving apparatus, and a drive unit for driving rotary motion of the receiving apparatus, wherein the receiving apparatus (1) is embodied as a sphere. The holding apparatus includes at least one support and guidance element (5) for supporting and guiding the receiving apparatus. The drive unit includes a drive element (9) that is arranged in the rotation apparatus and is connected in energy-transferring fashion to the receiving apparatus (1) to cause the sphere to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Roto Evolution GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Naumann
  • Patent number: 9980062
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a hearing aid housing and an antenna device constructed to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength lambda. The antenna device has a frame incorporated in the hearing aid housing for holding assemblies of the hearing aid and the frame has an electrically conductive structure being an integral part of the frame. A method for producing a hearing aid includes patterning a surface of the frame, applying an electrically conductive layer to the surface of the frame and incorporating the frame into the hearing aid housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Hans Adel, Johannes Kuhn, Jan Bauer, Mario Schuehler, Frank Naumann, Oliver Nipp, Daniela Beck
  • Publication number: 20180126606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spherical receiving device for receiving at least one rotational mold, which is configured and intended to be driven to rotate in a rotational device by means of a drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device. The spherical receiving device is distinguished by the fact that it has at least one guiding device which causes a drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device to follow a predetermined rolling path on the outer side of the spherical receiving device. The invention also relates to a rotational device which has such a spherical receiving device and a drive wheel which is driven by means of a drive motor, said drive wheel rolling on the outer side of the spherical receiving device and driving the spherical receiving device to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventor: Frank NAUMANN
  • Patent number: 9843870
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying a hearing aid and a hearing aid and a system formed by a hearing aid and a charging device. The apparatus has an energy storage device in the hearing aid, an energy transfer unit and a charging controller. The charging controller charges the energy storage device with energy taken in from the energy transfer unit. The apparatus furthermore has a temperature sensor in the hearing aid and the charging controller is designed to control a charging process in such a way that a thermal loss in the apparatus produces a predefinable temperature pattern in the hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank Naumann
  • Publication number: 20170188162
    Abstract: A hearing instrument has a hearing device rear housing, at least one microphone, a receiver, an earpiece connection or a soundc tube, an earpiece, a power supply unit, and a signal processing unit. The power supply unit includes a rechargeable power supply and an actuating and control device. The hearing instrument further includes a switching device that is configured to assume at least two switching states, and the actuating and control device is configured to actuate a switched-off state of the hearing instrument depending on the switching state of the switching device. There is also described a corresponding power supply unit for a hearing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: UWE FLAIG, ANAND GANAPATHY, STEFANIE BEYFUSS, UWE RASS, FRANK NAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20170064467
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a hearing aid housing and an antenna device constructed to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength lambda. The antenna device has a frame incorporated in the hearing aid housing for holding assemblies of the hearing aid and the frame has an electrically conductive structure being an integral part of the frame. A method for producing a hearing aid includes patterning a surface of the frame, applying an electrically conductive layer to the surface of the frame and incorporating the frame into the hearing aid housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: THOMAS FISCHER, HANS ADEL, JOHANNES KUHN, JAN BAUER, MARIO SCHUEHLER, FRANK NAUMANN, OLIVER NIPP, DANIELA BECK
  • Patent number: 9571944
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a hearing aid housing and an antenna device constructed to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength lambda. The antenna device has a frame incorporated in the hearing aid housing for holding assemblies of the hearing aid and the frame has an electrically conductive structure being an integral part of the frame. A method for producing a hearing aid includes patterning a surface of the frame, applying an electrically conductive layer to the surface of the frame and incorporating the frame into the hearing aid housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Hans Adel, Johannes Kuhn, Jan Bauer, Mario Schuehler, Frank Naumann
  • Publication number: 20160277848
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying a hearing aid and a hearing aid and a system formed by a hearing aid and a charging device. The apparatus has an energy storage device in the hearing aid, an energy transfer unit and a charging controller. The charging controller charges the energy storage device with energy taken in from the energy transfer unit. The apparatus furthermore has a temperature sensor in the hearing aid and the charging controller is designed to control a charging process in such a way that a thermal loss in the apparatus produces a predefinable temperature pattern in the hearing aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventor: FRANK NAUMANN
  • Patent number: 9439007
    Abstract: A hearing instrument uses an MID (Molded Interconnect Device) to replace a complexly folded and expensive flexible PCB (Printed Circuit Board) inside hearing aids and enables the use of complex MID frames in hearing instruments. An additional routing building block is provided for the very complex routing around active electronic components, e.g. chips or ASICs and small passive electronic components. It includes a small, preferably rigid mini PCB provided for the complex routing. A large Flex-PCB is therefore replaced by a combination of an MID circuit frame and a mini PCB. The mini PCB enables complex routing of conducting paths and thus helps to increase integration while the MID circuit frame provides for a mechanical structure that enables and alleviates placing and connecting components such as microphones or receivers at respective mounting positions, e.g. at openings of a hearing aid housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Frank Naumann
  • Patent number: 9374891
    Abstract: An electronic unit has a circuit board that is integrated into an injection molded circuit carrier. A hearing aid is provided with such an electronic unit. In order to reduce the complexity and size of an electronic unit with an injection molded circuit carrier and a circuit board, the circuit board is integrated into the injection molded circuit carrier by introducing the circuit board into the plastic mold such that the surface of a first side of the circuit board lies within the plastic mold and the surface of a second side of the circuit board is substantially flush with the surface of the plastic mold. At least one conductive track of the circuit board is electrically conductively connected to at least one conductive track of the injection molded circuit carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Roman Bartulec, Holger Kral, Frank Naumann
  • Publication number: 20160039114
    Abstract: A rotation apparatus for rotationally molded shaped objects includes a receiving apparatus for receiving at least one negative mold, a holding apparatus for holding the receiving apparatus, and a drive unit for driving rotary motion of the receiving apparatus, wherein the receiving apparatus (1) is embodied as a sphere. The holding apparatus includes at least one support and guidance element (5) for supporting and guiding the receiving apparatus. The drive unit includes a drive element (9) that is arranged in the rotation apparatus and is connected in energy-transferring fashion to the receiving apparatus (1) to cause the sphere to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Frank NAUMANN
  • Patent number: 9247360
    Abstract: A hearing instrument has housing with a plug-in connection. The plug-in connection connects hearing tubes, sound tubes or electrical signal lines. The hearing instrument ensures against an unintentional detachment of the tubes and lines from the housing. The housing has a locking apparatus. The plug-in connection is arranged in the housing. The locking apparatus is embodied to prevent an unintentional detachment of the plug in the plug-in connection. The locking apparatus includes a catch, with a latching plate, and being moveably mounted in the housing. The catch moves at right angles to the plug-in direction of the plug and the latch is pushed into the housing and is protected herein by a blocking facility against unintentionally being pushed out. The blocking facility includes a stop and a blocking element, against which the stop strikes when sliding out. With the moveable catch, an easy-to-operate locking process is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joachim Roland Barth, Holger Kral, Frank Naumann, Andreas Ratay
  • Publication number: 20150281859
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a hearing aid housing and an antenna device constructed to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength lambda. The antenna device has a frame incorporated in the hearing aid housing for holding assemblies of the hearing aid and the frame has an electrically conductive structure being an integral part of the frame. A method for producing a hearing aid includes patterning a surface of the frame, applying an electrically conductive layer to the surface of the frame and incorporating the frame into the hearing aid housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: THOMAS FISCHER, HANS ADEL, JOHANNES KUHN, JAN BAUER, MARIO SCHUEHLER, FRANK NAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20150256952
    Abstract: A hearing instrument uses an MID (Molded Interconnect Device) to replace a complexly folded and expensive flexible PCB (Printed Circuit Board) inside hearing aids and enables the use of complex MID frames in hearing instruments. An additional routing building block is provided for the very complex routing around active electronic components, e.g. chips or ASICs and small passive electronic components. It includes a small, preferably rigid mini PCB provided for the complex routing. A large Flex-PCB is therefore replaced by a combination of an MID circuit frame and a mini PCB. The mini PCB enables complex routing of conducting paths and thus helps to increase integration while the MID circuit frame provides for a mechanical structure that enables and alleviates placing and connecting components such as microphones or receivers at respective mounting positions, e.g. at openings of a hearing aid housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventor: FRANK NAUMANN
  • Publication number: 20150208497
    Abstract: An electronic unit has a circuit board that is integrated into an injection molded circuit carrier. A hearing aid is provided with such an electronic unit. In order to reduce the complexity and size of an electronic unit with an injection molded circuit carrier and a circuit board, the circuit board is integrated into the injection molded circuit carrier by introducing the circuit board into the plastic mold such that the surface of a first side of the circuit board lies within the plastic mold and the surface of a second side of the circuit board is substantially flush with the surface of the plastic mold. At least one conductive track of the circuit board is electrically conductively connected to at least one conductive track of the injection molded circuit carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Roman Bartulec, Holger Kral, Frank Naumann