Patents by Inventor Michael Ungstrup

Michael Ungstrup 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: 10542353
    Abstract: An input transducer (11, 12) of a hearing aid (10) converts audio from the environment into an electric input signal. A signal processor (13) amplifies and conditions the electric input signal according to a preset set of audio processing parameters, and an output transducer (14) reproduces output audio. The hearing aid (10) is connected with a personal communication device (20) via a short range radio communication link (15, 29). The personal communication device (20) identifies music included in the background noise. The personal communication device (20) retrieves a music stream based on the identified music, and streams the music stream to the hearing aid (10). The signal processor (13) of the hearing aid (10) combines the input signal from the input transducer (11, 12) and music signal in order to reduce the presence of the music included in the background noise from the audio signal delivered by the output transducer (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Michael Ungstrup
  • Patent number: 10524065
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and personal communication device (20) connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor (13) processing an audio signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) statistically analyzing the environment by comparing specific characteristics of an electrical input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user an interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor adjusts at least one of the one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190349691
    Abstract: A hearing assistive system includes a personal communication device and a head-worn device. The personal communication device has a user interface for user interaction, a processor controlling the user interface and for running an application program, and input and output transducers. The head-worn device has an input transducer adapted for converting sound into an electric signal applied to a processor outputting a modified audio signal via an output transducer. The application program generates a data packet modulated on an audio carrier for output via the output transducer, decodes a data packet modulated on an audio carrier and received via the input transducer. The head-worn device has an audio signaling block having a detector block and a response block. The detector block detects and decodes the data packet received by the input transducer. The response block generates a data packet modulated on an audio carrier for output via the output transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Michael Johannes Pihl, Jan Hesselballe, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190282854
    Abstract: A system includes a radar configured to capture radar data of a non-spherical object. The system also includes a processor configured to detect, in the radar data, oscillations corresponding to rotation of the object about an axis that is not an axis of symmetry of the object and determine a frequency of the rotation of the object about the axis based on the detected oscillations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Fredrik Tuxen, Michael Ungstrup, Kasper Mackeprang
  • Publication number: 20190282881
    Abstract: A system determining a spin axis of a ball includes a radar transmitting a signal into a target area. The radar includes a minimum of three receivers arranged so that two pairs of receivers are not co-linear. The system also includes a Processing Unit (“PU”) receiving data from the radar and determining a radar range of frequencies received at a point in time corresponding to differing velocities relative to the radar of different portions of the ball as the ball is spinning. PU divides the radar frequency range into a plurality of frequency components and calculating, for each of the frequency components, an angular position associated therewith. PU identifies as a projection of the spin axis in a plane perpendicular to a line of sight from the radar to the ball, a line perpendicular to a line represented by the determined angular positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Fredrik Tuxen, Michael Ungstrup, Kasper Mackeprang
  • Publication number: 20190281394
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (50) receives an audio stream as input and delivers a processed audio stream as output. The mobile communication device has a data connection providing access to the Internet, and a short range data connection for delivering a processed audio stream as output to a specific hearing aid (10). The mobile communication device acquires a data set containing hearing aid settings for the specific hearing aid from a remote server (71), and adjusts the emulation software application by means of the data set containing hearing aid settings for the specific hearing aid (10). The mobile communication device transmits the control signals and a processed audio stream to the specific hearing aid via the short range data connection and the specific hearing aid outputs the audio signal to the user without additional amplification. The invention also provides a method of signal processing in a mobile communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Michael UNGSTRUP, Mike Lind RANK
  • Patent number: 10390152
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters. A program selector component (16) has a classifier (51) analyzing the electric input signal and classifies an auditory environment of the hearing aid (10). The personal communication device (20) has an auxiliary classifier component (24) monitoring the use of the personal communication device, and generates and transmits a notification upon detection of a change of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190253816
    Abstract: A remote-control unit (10) for controlling a hearing assistive device (20) by sending a control signal with instructions as an acoustic signal, has an input transducer (14), an output transducer (15), and a processor (11) adapted for setting the volume of the output from the output transducer (15). The processor (11) is adapted for activating the input transducer (14) for receiving environmental sound, analyzing the environmental sound, determining and setting the volume of the output from the output transducer (15) based on the environmental sound, and outputting the control signal at the set volume via the output transducer (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael PIHL, Sven Creutz THOMSEN, Johan ANDERSEN, Michael UNGSTRUP, Martin SODERLIND, Nanna Elkjær MOLLER
  • Patent number: 10356538
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid and a personal communication device connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component analyzing the auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user a user interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor at least one of said one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190208340
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and personal communication device (20) connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor (13) processing an audio signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) statistically analyzing the environment by comparing specific characteristics of an electrical input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user an interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor adjusts at least one of the one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Patent number: 10285615
    Abstract: A personal wearable EEG monitor (1) is adapted to be carried at the head of a person. The EEG monitor comprises an EEG sensor part having skin surface electrodes (3) for measuring EEG signals from said person. The EEG monitor comprises an EEG signal analyzer (5, 5?) adapted for monitoring and analyzing the EEG signal. The EEG monitor (1) performs at least one of the following: providing a stimulus to the person, requesting the person to perform a stimuli creating act, or identifying a stimuli creating ambient sound. The EEG monitor comprises means for identifying an induced response from the EEG signal caused by the stimuli, and a classifier for deciding whether the skin surface electrodes receive EEG signals. The invention further provides a method of monitoring EEG signals of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WIDEX A/S
    Inventors: Preben Kidmose, Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Patent number: 10284979
    Abstract: A hearing aid fitting system (400) adapted for providing sound samples illustrating the impact on sound quality from a hearing aid system defect and a method of providing such sound samples. The invention also relates to a hearing aid system and computer program code capable of carrying out such a method of providing sound samples illustrating the impact on sound quality from a hearing aid system defect and methods of operating and fitting hearing aid systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Jorgen Cederberg, Michael Ungstrup
  • Publication number: 20190117105
    Abstract: A system for bi-hemispheric brain wave measurements including a first device and a second device, wherein at least said first device is adapted to be worn in or at a first ear of a person subject to the measurements and wherein the first and second device exchange data using at least one wireless link configured to allow first digital data at least derived from first brain wave measurements from the first device to be compared with second digital data at least derived from second brain wave measurements from the second device. The invention also provides a method for measuring a bi-hemispherical brain wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Soren Erik WESTERMANN, Preben KIDMOSE, Mike Lind RANK, Michael UNGSTRUP
  • Patent number: 10264368
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and personal communication device (20) connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an audio signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) statistically analyzing the environment by comparing specific characteristics of an electrical input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device (20) offers the user an interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component (16) of the hearing aid (10), and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190075409
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters. A program selector component (16) has a classifier (51) analyzing the electric input signal and classifies an auditory environment of the hearing aid (10). The personal communication device (20) has an auxiliary classifier component (24) monitoring the use of the personal communication device, and generates and transmits a notification upon detection of a change of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael UNGSTRUP, Mike Lind RANK
  • Patent number: 10206049
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters. A program selector component (16) has a classifier (51) analyzing the electric input signal and classifies an auditory environment of the hearing aid (10). The personal communication device (20) has an auxiliary classifier component (24) monitoring the use of the personal communication device, and generates and transmits a notification upon detection of a change of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20190020959
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid and a personal communication device connected via a short range data communication link. The hearing aid has a signal processor processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component analyzing the auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device offers the user a user interface for controlling and interacting with the program selector component of the hearing aid, and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid. Upon reception of the notification, the processor at least one of said one or more thresholds used by the classifier component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael UNGSTRUP, Mike Lind RANK
  • Patent number: 10178952
    Abstract: A system (100) for bi-hemispheric brain wave measurements including a first device (102) and a second device (103), wherein at least said first device (102) is adapted to be worn in or at a first ear of a person subject to the measurements and wherein the first (102) and second (103) device exchange data using a wireless link (104). The invention also provides a method for measuring a bi-hemispherical brain wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Soren Erik Westermann, Preben Kidmose, Mike Lind Rank, Michael Ungstrup
  • Patent number: 10129662
    Abstract: A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20) being connected via a short range data communication link (15, 29). The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an input signal according to audio processing parameters, a sub-system applying respective sets of processing parameters for at least two modes, a classifier component (51) analyzing auditory environment statistically by comparing specific characteristics of the input signal to one or more thresholds. A program selector component (16) selects automatically an appropriate mode for the signal processing sub-system according to the classifier output. The personal communication device (20) offers the user a user interface (120) for controlling and interacting with the program selector component (16) of the hearing aid (10), and for generating and transmitting a notification to the hearing aid (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Mike Lind Rank
  • Publication number: 20180227679
    Abstract: A hearing assistive system, comprises a personal communication device (10) and a head-worn device (20). The personal communication device (10) has a user interface (12) being adapted for user interaction, a processor (11) controlling the user interface (12) and being adapted to run an application program, a short-range radio (13), and an output transducer (15). The head-worn device (20) has an input transducer (24) adapted for converting sound into an electric signal applied to a processor (21) outputting a modified audio signal via an output transducer (25). The application program is adapted to generate and output a data packet (70) on an audio carrier via the output transducer (15). The head-worn device (20) has an audio signaling block (26) for detecting and decoding the data packet (70) received by the input transducer (24). The head-worn device (20) has a controller (27) for controlling the operation of a short-range radio (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Widex A/S
    Inventors: Michael Ungstrup, Michael Johannes Pihl, Mike Lind Rank, Jan Hesselballe