Patents by Inventor Jakob Nielsen

Jakob Nielsen 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: 10219082
    Abstract: A hearing aid system (100, 200) adapted for providing an enriched sound and a method of providing such an enriched sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20180220243
    Abstract: A method of operating a hearing aid system (100) based on a classification of the current sound environment and a hearing aid system (100) for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob NIELSEN
  • Publication number: 20170289708
    Abstract: A hearing aid system (100, 200) adapted for providing an enriched sound and a method of providing such an enriched sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob NIELSEN
  • Patent number: 9699571
    Abstract: A hearing aid (200) configured to provide enriched sound, by forming successive chords defined by a common musical scale. The invention further provides a method of providing enriched sound using a hearing aid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9258653
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a system for processing an incoming signal for audio application includes a parameter extraction module coupled for receiving an incoming signal having a first frequency that is configured to extract at least one parameter from the incoming signal. The system includes at least one oscillator and at least one processing engine processing that receives a clock signal from the at least one oscillator. In accordance with another embodiment, a method is provided that performs a first processing with the clock signal and generates an oscillator control signal for adjusting the frequency of the clock from the oscillator adaptively depending on parameters of the incoming signal extracted or analyzed in the first processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Robert Brennan
  • Patent number: 9224127
    Abstract: An adaptable user interface is formed based on a role assumed by a user and the identification of tasks in a process that need to be performed. For each role assumed by the user, a set of tasks assigned to the role is identified. Each task is evaluated to determine if it is an active task that needs to be performed in one or more processes. For each active task, an element is added to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Nicholas Justin Lowe, Kevin Honeyman, Cary Lane Rohwer, Brian Glaeske, Hans Roed Mark, Morten Holm-Petersen, Arne de Booij
  • Publication number: 20150256948
    Abstract: A hearing aid (200) configured to provide enriched sound, by forming successive chords defined by a common musical scale. The invention further provides a method of providing enriched sound using a hearing aid system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob NIELSEN
  • Patent number: 9049525
    Abstract: A hearing aid system (100) comprises a hearing aid (102) and an external device (101). The hearing aid (102) has link means for providing a wireless link with the external device (101), memory means for storing a hearing aid variable and signal processing means for initiating the logging in response to a trigger signal received from the external device (101) The external device (102) has link means (107) for providing the wireless link with the hearing aid (102), an input transducer (103) for providing an electrical audio signal, memory means (105) for storing a sample of the electrical audio signal, user input means (106) and signal processing means (104) configured for initiating the recording of the electrical audio signal sample and for initiating the transmission of the trigger signal to the hearing aid (102) in response to an activation of the user input means (106). The invention further provides a method of fitting a hearing aid system (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Maja Bulow, Lene Vibeke Ronkjaer Seiden, Lene Haudrum
  • Patent number: 8929574
    Abstract: A hearing aid has means (15) for detecting fast transients in the input signal and means (16, 12, 13) for attenuating the detected transients prior to presenting the signal with the attenuated transients to a user. Detection is performed by measuring the peak difference of the signal upstream of a band split filter bank (11) and comparing the peak difference against at least one peak difference limit. Then, if a transient is detected, a state machine (20) analyzes the peak level and the absolute average level of the signal and engages a gain calculator (12) to follow either the peak level or the absolute average level of the input signal for at least the duration of the transient in order to attenuate the transient. The engagement of the gain calculator (12) is performed in each frequency band dependent of the detected transient. The invention further provides a method for detecting fast transients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Peter Magnus Norgaard
  • Patent number: 8896292
    Abstract: A system and method for analyte measurement is provided. The system includes: a transimpedance amplifier including: at least one operational amplifier including a first input coupling to a reference voltage, a second input coupling to a sensor for sensing the analyte, and an output; and at least one passive circuit element having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal of the at least one passive circuit element coupling to the second input of the at least one operational amplifier, and a circuit for adjusting a gain of the transimpedance amplifier for the measurement of the analyte. The method includes: monitoring a level of the output of the at least one operational amplifier for the measurement of the analyte; and adjusting a gain of the transimpedance amplifier during the measurement of the analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Dustin Griesdorf
  • Patent number: 8885857
    Abstract: A system for establishing within a communication network a conversation group between a number of hearing aids (1, 2; 3, 4, 5) used by different users, comprises a number of hearing aids (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) adapted for wireless communication, means for detecting hearing aids (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) available for participation in the communication network, means for selecting hearing aids for participation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in said network, and a shared wireless communication unit (10) adapted for transmitting to and from the hearing aids (1, 2; 3, 4, 5) participating in said communication network. The invention further provides a method for establishing a conversation group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Mike Lind Rank, Jakob Nielsen, Michael Ungstrup, Kristian Thygesen Gjesse
  • Patent number: 8718303
    Abstract: A hearing aid system adapted for establishing a conversation group with other hearing aid systems used by different users, comprises a hearing aid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) with an associated relay device (11, 12, 13, 14, 15). The relay device is (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) adapted for wireless communication (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) with said hearing aid and for wireless communication (31, 32, 33, 34, 35) with a second hearing aid system. The relay device (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) is also adapted for receiving and displaying information about said second hearing aid systems being available for participation in said conversation group, and it comprises means for selection of said other hearing aid systems for inclusion into the conversation group. The invention further provides a method for establishing a conversation group among hearing aid users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Mike Lind Rank, Jakob Nielsen, Michael Ungstrup, Kristian Thygesen Gjesse
  • Patent number: 8666099
    Abstract: A hearing aid (62, 72, 82, 92, 102, 112) adapted for alleviating tinnitus of a user (75), comprises an audio input means (83), a signal processing unit (88, 98, 108, 118) and an output transducer (80). The hearing aid further comprises a band stop filter (87) arranged to match a tinnitus of the user and switching means (86, 116) and switch control means (84, 114) for controlling the switching of said band stop filter (87) into and out of the signal path between the audio input means (83) and the output transducer (80), in response to a predefined trigger event. The invention further provides a method of adjusting a hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Georg Stiefenhofer, Mike Lind Rank, Stine Kohrtz Andersen
  • Publication number: 20130253677
    Abstract: A method and system for processing an incoming signal for audio application is provided. The system includes: at least one oscillator; and at least one processing engine operating with a clock from the at least one oscillator, the at least one processing engine performing at least one first processing and at least one second processing depending on the parameters, the at least one processing engine for adjusting the clock frequency of the clock, adaptively depending on parameters of the incoming signal extracted or analyzed in the first processing. The method includes performing the first processing with a clock from the oscillator; and generating an oscillator control signal for adjusting the frequency of the clock from the oscillator, adaptively depending on parameters of the incoming signal extracted or analyzed in the first processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ON SEMICONDUCTOR TRADING LTD.
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Robert Brennan
  • Publication number: 20130162240
    Abstract: A system and method for analyte measurement is provided. The system includes: a transimpedance amplifier including: at least one operational amplifier including a first input coupling to a reference voltage, a second input coupling to a sensor for sensing the analyte, and an output; and at least one passive circuit element having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal of the at least one passive circuit element coupling to the second input of the at least one operational amplifier, and a circuit for adjusting a gain of the transimpedance amplifier for the measurement of the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: On Semiconductor Trading Ltd.
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Dustin Griesdorf
  • Patent number: 8411888
    Abstract: A hearing aid (1) and a method of managing data stored in a logging device in a hearing aid is devised. The method involves obtaining sets of data representing parameters such as the sound environment at a predetermined data acquisition rate and storing the data according to one of a plurality of a set of possible parameter sets in a histogram (15) is having room for a limited number of instances of each particular set of parameters. If the limit for a particular histogram bin is reached when an instance is stored in the histogram, the data acquisition rate is adjusted according to a specified scheme and the number of instances of every parameter set is reduced by a fixed factor. Acquired data in the histogram thus reflects the most recent sound environments experienced by the hearing aid user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Jakob Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8302159
    Abstract: Method and system for protecting content in a programmable system is provided. The system is connectable to an external device through one or more access ports. Content protection method/manager is implemented by assigning one or more access modes to the access port and switching the access modes. In response to a current access mode, the content protection method/manager restricts visibility of the system to the external device via the access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Griesdorf, Alan Rooks, Jakob Nielsen, Todd Schneider
  • Patent number: 8238592
    Abstract: A method for user individualized fitting of a hearing aid comprises: Performing an initial fitting (101) of the hearing aid in an interactive session between the hearing aid user and a fitter, monitoring, for a predetermined period after the initial fitting, the hearing aid user's choice of at least some of the settings of the hearing aid and storing the results of the monitoring in a log. The log is transmitted (108) to the fitter for evaluation (109) of preferred user settings. If the evaluation reveals that the preferred user settings are acceptable, the fitting of the hearing aid is finalized (105) accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Peter Magnus Norgaard, Mike Lind Rank, Jakob Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20110268301
    Abstract: A hearing aid has means (15) for detecting fast transients in the input signal and means (16, 12, 13) for attenuating the detected transients prior to presenting the signal with the attenuated transients to a user. Detection is performed by measuring the peak difference of the signal upstream of a band split filter bank (11) and comparing the peak difference against at least one peak difference limit. Then, if a transient is detected, a state machine (20) analyzes the peak level and the absolute average level of the signal and engages a gain calculator (12) to follow either the peak level or the absolute average level of the input signal for at least the duration of the transient in order to attenuate the transient. The engagement of the gain calculator (12) is performed in each frequency band dependent of the detected transient. The invention further provides a method for detecting fast transients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Jakob NIELSEN, Peter Magnus NORGAARD
  • Publication number: 20110113358
    Abstract: An adaptable user interface is formed based on a role assumed by a user and the identification of tasks in a process that need to be performed. For each role assumed by the user, a set of tasks assigned to the role is identified. Each task is evaluated to determine if it is an active task that needs to be performed in one or more processes. For each active task, an element is added to the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jakob Nielsen, Nicholas Justin Lowe, Kevin Honeyman, Cary Lane Rohwer, Brian Glaeske, Hans Roed Mark, Morten Holm-Peterson, Arne de Booij