Patents by Inventor Philip Schneider

Philip Schneider 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: 8032079
    Abstract: The hearing device is adapted to automatically requesting an establishment of a communication connection to at least one hearing device support provider. The hearing device support provider may comprise a person knowledgeable in hearing devices, at the hearing device seller and/or at the hearing device manufacturer, and it may comprise a computer with a suitable software. Said automatically requesting said establishment of said communication connection will usually happen, when at least one change in internal status of the hearing device occurs, like a failure or a memory overflow or the upcome of a repeatedly occurring event. The hearing device may by itself decide upon the type of change in internal status, which hearing device support provider to connect to. Typically, at least one long-range communication connection is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Philip Schneider, Stefan Launer, Ivo Hasler
  • Patent number: 8009848
    Abstract: The hearing device system having at least one hearing device includes an input transducer for receiving incoming acoustical sound and converting the incoming acoustical sound into audio-representing signals; an output transducer for converting audio-representing signals obtained from the incoming acoustical sound into signals to be perceived by a user of the hearing device; and a transmitter for transmitting audio-representing signals obtained from the incoming acoustical sound to a long-range communication network. The method for maintaining a hearing device system includes the steps of receiving in the hearing device an incoming acoustical sound; converting in the hearing device the incoming acoustical sound into audio-representing signals; and transmitting the audio-representing signals from the hearing device to a long-range communication network. The audio-representing signals may be received by a hearing device support provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Hans-Ueli Roeck, Ivo Hasler, Philip Schneider, Stefan Launer
  • Publication number: 20070098194
    Abstract: The hearing device is adapted to automatically requesting an establishment of a communication connection to at least one hearing device support provider. The hearing device support provider may comprise a person knowledgeable in hearing devices, at the hearing device seller and/or at the hearing device manufacturer, and it may comprise a computer with a suitable software. Said automatically requesting said establishment of said communication connection will usually happen, when at least one change in internal status of the hearing device occurs, like a failure or a memory overflow or the upcome of a repeatedly occuring event. The hearing device may by itself decide upon the type of change in internal status, which hearing device support provider to connect to. Typically, at least one long-range communication connection is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Phonak AG
    Inventors: Philip Schneider, Stefan Launer, Ivo Hasler
  • Publication number: 20070075656
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for improved monitoring and controlling of mechanically commutated DC motors. The system and method include DC motors, pulse-count driver circuitry for driving the motors, motor position sensing circuitry, and motor control circuitry. The system and method provide for improved motor current waveform sensing that is able to effectively reject false brake pulses, avoid erroneous processing due to fluctuating battery voltage levels, and reduce the sensitivity to variations in motor current signals due to dynamic motor load, manufacturing variation, system aging, temperature, brush bounce, EMI, and other factors. The system and method also include an improved ability to multiplex additional external motor drivers to the motor control circuitry, select between sequential and simultaneous drive modes using an SPI bit, and monitor the system controller for an error condition and simultaneously driver motors in response to the error condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Moller, Philip Schneider, Oscar Alcantara, Salvador Canales
  • Publication number: 20070075657
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for improved monitoring and controlling of mechanically commutated DC motors. The system and method include DC motors, pulse-count driver circuitry for driving the motors, motor position sensing circuitry, and motor control circuitry. The system and method provide for improved motor current waveform sensing that is able to effectively reject false brake pulses, avoid erroneous processing due to fluctuating battery voltage levels, and reduce the sensitivity to variations in motor current signals due to dynamic motor load, manufacturing variation, system aging, temperature, brush bounce, EMI, and other factors. The system and method also include an improved ability to multiplex additional external motor drivers to the motor control circuitry, select between sequential and simultaneous drive modes using an SPI bit, and monitor the system controller for an error condition and simultaneously driver motors in response to the error condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Moller, Philip Schneider, Dennis Berryman
  • Publication number: 20070075660
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for improved monitoring and controlling of mechanically commutated DC motors. The system and method include DC motors, pulse-count driver circuitry for driving the motors, motor position sensing circuitry, and motor control circuitry. The system and method provide for improved motor current waveform sensing that is able to effectively reject false brake pulses, avoid erroneous processing due to fluctuating battery voltage levels, and reduce the sensitivity to variations in motor current signals due to dynamic motor load, manufacturing variation, system aging, temperature, brush bounce, EMI, and other factors. The system and method also include an improved ability to multiplex additional external motor drivers to the motor control circuitry, select between sequential and simultaneous drive modes using an SPI bit, and monitor the system controller for an error condition and simultaneously driver motors in response to the error condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Moller, Philip Schneider, Salvador Canales
  • Publication number: 20070036280
    Abstract: The hearing device system comprising at least one hearing device comprises an input transducer for receiving incoming acoustical sound and converting said incoming acoustical sound into audio-representing signals; an output transducer for converting audio-representing signals obtained from said incoming acoustical sound into signals to be perceived by a user of the hearing device; and a transmitter for transmitting audio-representing signals obtained from said incoming acoustical sound to a long-range communication network. The method for maintaining a hearing device system comprises the steps of receiving in the hearing device an incoming acoustical sound; converting in the hearing device said incoming acoustical sound into audio-representing signals; and transmitting said audio-representing signals from the hearing device to a long-range communication network. Said audio-representing signals may be received by a hearing device support provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: PHONAK AG
    Inventors: Hans-Ueli Roeck, Ivo Hasler, Philip Schneider
  • Patent number: 4039891
    Abstract: A glass incandescent display lamp is provided which includes a glass container and a glass faceplate forming a sealed glass envelope enclosing an evacuated space. A plurality of electrically-conductive filament posts having first and second ends is provided with the filament posts extending through a wall of the glass envelope so that the first ends terminate in the evacuated space, and the second ends terminate outside of the sealed glass envelope. A set of incandescent filaments is secured to the first ends of the filament posts for the passage of current and for producing a display. In addition, a plurality of conductor pins for connecting the filaments to an external source of power is provided with each of the conductor pins having one end embedded in the wall of the glass envelope and the other end extending to the exterior of the sealed glass envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Refac Technology Development Corporation
    Inventor: Philip A. Schneider