Patents by Inventor Paul F. Fidlin

Paul F. Fidlin 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: 10555101
    Abstract: A portable public address (PA) speaker comprises an enclosure constructed and arranged for positioning at a first position having a vertical orientation to output audio shaped for a first acoustic coverage area, a second position having an angular orientation to output audio shaped for a second acoustic coverage area, and a third position having a horizontal orientation to output audio shaped for a third acoustic coverage area. The weight of the speaker rests on a bottom surface of a base when in the first position having the vertical orientation or the second position having the angular orientation. The weight of the speaker rests on a side surface when in the third position having the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Warden, Paul F. Fidlin, Akira Mochimaru, Craig Jackson, Gregor Mittersinker, Richard Carbone, Greg J. Zastoupil, Kevin Brousseau
  • Publication number: 20190261073
    Abstract: A line array loudspeaker includes a first plurality of flexible joints, a first plurality of electro-acoustic drivers being linked to each other by the first plurality of flexible joints, and a first sectional horn assembly coupled to the first plurality of electro-acoustic drivers. The first plurality of electro-acoustic drivers is adjustable so that it can be positioned such that an axis that runs through an acoustic center of the first plurality of electro-acoustic drivers is articulable to produce three or more configurations including: a substantially straight configuration and a plurality of arcuate configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Publication number: 20190230457
    Abstract: A portable public address (PA) speaker comprises an enclosure constructed and arranged for positioning at a first position having a vertical orientation to output audio shaped for a first acoustic coverage area, a second position having an angular orientation to output audio shaped for a second acoustic coverage area, and a third position having a horizontal orientation to output audio shaped for a third acoustic coverage area. The weight of the speaker rests on a bottom surface of a base when in the first position having the vertical orientation or the second position having the angular orientation. The weight of the speaker rests on a side surface when in the third position having the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Warden, Paul F. Fidlin, Akira Mochimaru, Craig Jackson, Gregor Mittersinker, Richard Carbone, Greg J. Zastoupil, Kevin Brousseau
  • Patent number: 10327051
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. The at least one mechanically adjustable point enables articulation of the first flexible panel at the flexible joints to produce one or more of a substantially straight and an arcuate configuration of the first line array of electro-acoustic drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10306386
    Abstract: A portable public address (PA) speaker comprises an enclosure constructed and arranged for positioning at a first position having a vertical orientation to output audio shaped for a first acoustic coverage area, a second position having an angular orientation to output audio shaped for a second acoustic coverage area, and a third position having a horizontal orientation to output audio shaped for a third acoustic coverage area. The weight of the speaker rests on a bottom surface of a base when in the first position having the vertical orientation or the second position having the angular orientation. The weight of the speaker rests on a side surface when in the third position having the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Warden, Paul F. Fidlin, Akira Mochimaru, Craig Jackson, Gregor Mittersinker, Richard Carbone, Greg J. Zastoupil, Kevin Brousseau
  • Publication number: 20180376265
    Abstract: A portable public address (PA) speaker comprises an enclosure constructed and arranged for positioning at a first position having a vertical orientation to output audio shaped for a first acoustic coverage area, a second position having an angular orientation to output audio shaped for a second acoustic coverage area, and a third position having a horizontal orientation to output audio shaped for a third acoustic coverage area. The weight of the speaker rests on a bottom surface of a base when in the first position having the vertical orientation or the second position having the angular orientation. The weight of the speaker rests on a side surface when in the third position having the horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Robert A. Warden, Paul F. Fidlin, Akira Mochimaru, Craig Jackson, Gregor Mittersinker, Richard Carbone, Greg J. Zastoupil, Kevin Brousseau
  • Publication number: 20180367875
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. The at least one mechanically adjustable point enables articulation of the first flexible panel at the flexible joints to produce one or more of a substantially straight and an arcuate configuration of the first line array of electro-acoustic drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10063948
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. The at least one mechanically adjustable point enables articulation of the first flexible panel at the flexible joints to produce one or more of a substantially straight and an arcuate configuration of the first line array of electro-acoustic drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Publication number: 20180176669
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. The at least one mechanically adjustable point enables articulation of the first flexible panel at the flexible joints to produce one or more of a substantially straight and an arcuate configuration of the first line array of electro-acoustic drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Patent number: 9894432
    Abstract: A modular horn type loudspeaker and a modular horn array formed of modular loudspeakers. An acoustic horn includes a first acoustic module. The first acoustic module includes a first acoustic driver and a first acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the first acoustic driver. The first acoustic duct has a first opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The first acoustic duct is characterized by a first centerline. A second acoustic module includes a second acoustic driver and a second acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the acoustic driver. The second acoustic duct has a second opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The second acoustic duct is characterized by a second centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi, Thomas E. MacDonald, Peter C. Santoro
  • Publication number: 20160373856
    Abstract: A modular horn type loudspeaker and a modular horn array formed of modular loudspeakers. An acoustic horn includes a first acoustic module. The first acoustic module includes a first acoustic driver and a first acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the first acoustic driver. The first acoustic duct has a first opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The first acoustic duct is characterized by a first centerline. A second acoustic module includes a second acoustic driver and a second acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the acoustic driver. The second acoustic duct has a second opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The second acoustic duct is characterized by a second centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi, Thomas E. MacDonald, Peter C. Santoro
  • Publication number: 20150289037
    Abstract: A loudspeaker system includes a first flexible panel, a first line array of electro-acoustic drivers, and at least one mechanically adjustable point. The first line array of electro-acoustic drivers are mounted on the first flexible panel and linked to each other by flexible joints in the first flexible panel. The at least one mechanically adjustable point enables articulation of the first flexible panel at the flexible joints to produce one or more of a substantially straight and an arcuate configuration of the first line array of electro-acoustic drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Kutil, Paul F. Fidlin, Peter C. Santoro, Robert A. Warden, Kenneth D. Jacob
  • Patent number: 9111521
    Abstract: A modular horn type loudspeaker and a modular horn array formed of modular loudspeakers. An acoustic horn includes a first acoustic module. The first acoustic module includes a first acoustic driver and a first acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the first acoustic driver. The first acoustic duct has a first opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The first acoustic duct is characterized by a first centerline. A second acoustic module includes a second acoustic driver and a second acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the acoustic driver. The second acoustic duct has a second opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The second acoustic duct is characterized by a second centerline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi, Thomas E. Macdonald, Peter C. Santoro
  • Patent number: 9049519
    Abstract: A horn loudspeaker with gain shading. The horn loudspeaker includes an acoustic horn. The acoustic horn includes side walls, for determining the horizontal dispersion angle of the acoustic horn, top and bottom walls, for determining the vertical dispersion angle of the acoustic horn, and a plurality of acoustic drivers coupled to the acoustic horn by a diffraction slot having segments. Each of the segments is separated from the adjacent segments by less than one half of the wavelength of the highest frequency of the operational range of the horn loudspeaker. The horn loudspeaker further includes circuitry for transmitting an audio signal to the plurality of acoustic drivers, the circuitry comprising a first signal attenuation element electrically coupling an audio signal input element and a first of the acoustic drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150090521
    Abstract: A modular horn type loudspeaker and a modular horn array formed of modular loudspeakers. An acoustic horn includes a first acoustic module. The first acoustic module includes a first acoustic driver and a first acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the first acoustic driver. The first acoustic duct has a first opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The first acoustic duct is characterized by a first centerline. A second acoustic module includes a second acoustic driver and a second acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the acoustic driver. The second acoustic duct has a second opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The second acoustic duct is characterized by a second centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi, Thomas E. MacDonald, Peter C. Santoro
  • Publication number: 20120213387
    Abstract: A horn loudspeaker with gain shading. The horn loudspeaker includes an acoustic horn. The acoustic horn includes side walls, for determining the horizontal dispersion angle of the acoustic horn, top and bottom walls, for determining the vertical dispersion angle of the acoustic horn, and a plurality of acoustic drivers coupled to the acoustic horn by a diffraction slot having segments. Each of the segments is separated from the adjacent segments by less than one half of the wavelength of the highest frequency of the operational range of the horn loudspeaker. The horn loudspeaker further includes circuitry for transmitting an audio signal to the plurality of acoustic drivers, the circuitry comprising a first signal attenuation element electrically coupling an audio signal input element and a first of the acoustic drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110069856
    Abstract: A modular horn type loudspeaker and a modular horn array formed of modular loudspeakers. An acoustic horn includes a first acoustic module. The first acoustic module includes a first acoustic driver and a first acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the first acoustic driver. The first acoustic duct has a first opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The first acoustic duct is characterized by a first centerline. A second acoustic module includes a second acoustic driver and a second acoustic duct, for conducting acoustic energy from the acoustic driver. The second acoustic duct has a second opening through which acoustic energy is radiated. The second acoustic duct is characterized by a second centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: David Edwards Blore, Paul F. Fidlin, Soichiro Hayashi, Thomas E. Macdonald, Peter C. Santoro
  • Patent number: 4984278
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for a loudspeaker having a plate adapted for mounting on a surface or the open side of a junction box. The plate has an indented part-spherical surface which accommodates a ring with an outer part-spherical surface. The ring has an aperture extending therethrough and an elongated slot, and a first hollow tube is rotatably disposed in the aperture and a second hollow tube is translatably disposed in the slot. One of the tubes extends through an opening in the recess of the plate and the other tube is mounted on the loudspeaker with the conductor for energizing the loudspeaker extending through the first and second tubes. A web extends radially inward of the ring and has bifurcations at the end thereof disposed on opposite sides of the portion of the conductor between the first and second tubes. The first and second tubes have external threads which are engaged by locknuts for securing the ring on the plate and on the loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Electro-Voice, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent H. Frye, Wayne J. Kooy, Paul F. Fidlin
  • Patent number: 4775766
    Abstract: A power selector assembly for a loudspeaker includes in one embodiment an audio transformer upon which a printed circuit board (PCB) is mounted via connector strips having pins for both securing the PCB to the transformer, and for individually electrically connecting foil contacts of the PCB to the multi-tapped primary and the secondary windings of the transformer. The transformer is mounted within a housing. An electrical wiper contact is resiliently mounted between the PCB and a knob retained in an access hole through the housing, for permitting the knob to be rotated for positioning the wiper contact to selectively electrically connect a foil terminal receiving an input signal to one of a plurality of contact foils of the PCB, for connecting the input signal to one of the taps of the primary winding associated with a desired power level. Other electrical connections on the printed circuit board provide for connecting a loudspeaker to the secondary winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Electro-Voice, Incorporated
    Inventors: Wayne J. Kooy, Kent H. Frye, Paul F. Fidlin