Patents by Inventor Steve Iseberg

Steve Iseberg 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).

  • Publication number: 20210368281
    Abstract: Face masks and attachments to accommodate hearing aids are provided herein. The face masks include a mask body, ear loops and a hearing aid holder to removably hold a hearing aid. In some configurations, a hearing aid holder which can be detachably attached to a mask is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy D. Schnell, Tal Daniel Kocen, Steve Iseberg
  • Patent number: 11184697
    Abstract: Conformable sealing eartips having ribs formed on an interior surface of one or more eartip flanges are provided. The eartip may include a body and one or more flanges. The body may include an ear insertion end, an earphone insertion end opposite the ear insertion end, and a central opening extending between the ear insertion end and the earphone insertion end to form an inner sound channel through the body. The one or more flanges may extend from the body and may include an outer sealing surface and an inner surface. At least one of the one or more flanges may include a plurality of ribs protruding from the inner surface of the at least one of the one or more flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Team IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Iseberg
  • Publication number: 20200221206
    Abstract: Conformable sealing eartips having ribs formed on an interior surface of one or more eartip flanges are provided. The eartip may include a body and one or more flanges. The body may include an ear insertion end, an earphone insertion end opposite the ear insertion end, and a central opening extending between the ear insertion end and the earphone insertion end to form an inner sound channel through the body. The one or more flanges may extend from the body and may include an outer sealing surface and an inner surface. At least one of the one or more flanges may include a plurality of ribs protruding from the inner surface of the at least one of the one or more flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Steve Iseberg
  • Patent number: 10624562
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing probe apparatus. The hearing testing probe apparatus includes a probe tube detachably coupled at a first end to a probe body and extending through a center hole in an eartip to align proximate a face of the eartip at a second end. The probe tube includes a plurality of stimulus lumens for receiving and carrying stimulus from the first end of the probe tube for output at the second end of the probe tube. The probe tube includes one or more microphone lumens for receiving and carrying one or more measured responses from the second end of the probe tube to one or more microphones at the first end of the probe tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Mead C. Killion, Jonathan Siegel, Sumitrajit Dhar, Viorel Drambarean, Dan Mapes-Riordan, Steve Viranyi
  • Patent number: 10085677
    Abstract: A hearing screening system for testing hearing abilities of a patient includes an otoacoustic emission (OAE) module operable to perform OAE tests, a tympanometry (tymp) module operable to perform tymp tests, and at least one probe in communication with at least one of the OAE and tymp modules. The probe includes a probe tip that is configured to be positioned within an ear canal of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi, Gregory R. Shaw, Viorel Drambarean, John Stuhr French, Ron Scicluna, Mead C. Killion
  • Patent number: 9989434
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a system and method for measurement of the force applied to a bone-conduction oscillator during application to a subject, resolving the measured force relative to a pre-determined criteria, and providing an indication to the user to specify whether an external force applied to an applied force indication system coupled with a bone-conduction oscillator is within a pre-determined acceptable range. A mechanical arrangement is prescribed which allows the full extent of the force applied to be represented onto the pressure measurement apparatus. The system and apparatus may be applied onto or integrated into bone-conduction oscillators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Jerrold Zdenek, James Collins, Gail Gudmundsen
  • Patent number: 9432760
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a conformable eartip. The conformable eartip includes a round flange and a core. The round flange includes a sealing surface for mating with walls of an ear canal. The round flange extends from an insertion end to an opposite end of the conformable eartip. The sealing surface is tapered from the opposite end toward the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core is joined to the round flange at the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core extends from the insertion end to a base of the core toward the opposite end of the conformable eartip. The core includes a channel extending through the core from the insertion end of the conformable eartip to the base of the core. In various embodiments, the conformable eartip provides an elongation ratio of at least 1.4 and/or a compression ratio of at least 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi
  • Publication number: 20160113554
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing probe apparatus. The hearing testing probe apparatus includes a probe tube detachably coupled at a first end to a probe body and extending through a center hole in an eartip to align proximate a face of the eartip at a second end. The probe tube includes a plurality of stimulus lumens for receiving and carrying stimulus from the first end of the probe tube for output at the second end of the probe tube. The probe tube includes one or more microphone lumens for receiving and carrying one or more measured responses from the second end of the probe tube to one or more microphones at the first end of the probe tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Mead C. Killion, Jonathan Siegel, Sumitrajit Dhar, Viorel Drambarean, Dan Mapes-Riordan, Steve Viranyi
  • Publication number: 20160089087
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing system. The hearing testing system includes a transducer and an environmental sensor coupled with an acoustic channel. The environmental sensor is configured to measure environmental conditions of the acoustic channel. The hearing testing system includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive the environmental conditions from the environmental sensor. The processor is configured to apply, based on the measure environmental conditions, correction data to a transducer response to generate a corrected transducer response. In certain embodiments, the processor is configured to control a heating element based on a measured temperature to maintain a pre-defined temperature, or range of temperatures, at a testing probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi, Andrew Dale, Jerrold S. Zdenek
  • Publication number: 20160029112
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a conformable eartip. The conformable eartip includes a round flange and a core. The round flange includes a sealing surface for mating with walls of an ear canal. The round flange extends from an insertion end to an opposite end of the conformable eartip. The sealing surface is tapered from the opposite end toward the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core is joined to the round flange at the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core extends from the insertion end to a base of the core toward the opposite end of the conformable eartip. The core includes a channel extending through the core from the insertion end of the conformable eartip to the base of the core. In various embodiments, the conformable eartip provides an elongation ratio of at least 1.4 and/or a compression ratio of at least 2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi
  • Patent number: 9197956
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a conformable eartip. The conformable eartip includes a round flange and a core. The round flange includes a sealing surface for mating with walls of an ear canal. The round flange extends from an insertion end to an opposite end of the conformable eartip. The sealing surface is tapered from the opposite end toward the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core is joined to the round flange at the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core extends from the insertion end to a base of the core toward the opposite end of the conformable eartip. The core includes a channel extending through the core from the insertion end of the conformable eartip to the base of the cor. In various embodiments, the conformable eartip provides an elongation ratio of at least 1.4 and/or a compression ratio of at least 2.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi
  • Patent number: 9191761
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing system. The hearing testing system includes a transducer and an environmental sensor coupled with an acoustic channel. The environmental sensor is configured to measure environmental conditions of the acoustic channel. The hearing testing system includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive the environmental conditions from the environmental sensor. The processor is configured to apply, based on the measure environmental conditions, correction data to a transducer response to generate a corrected transducer response. In certain embodiments, the processor is configured to control a heating element based on a measured temperature to maintain a pre-defined temperature, or range of temperatures, at a testing probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi, Andrew Dale, Jerrold S. Zdenek
  • Patent number: 9155494
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing probe apparatus. The hearing testing probe apparatus includes a probe tube detachably coupled at a first end to a probe body and extending through a center hole in an eartip to align proximate a face of the eartip at a second end. The probe tube includes a plurality of stimulus lumens for receiving and carrying stimulus from the first end of the probe tube for output at the second end of the probe tube. The probe tube includes one or more microphone lumens for receiving and carrying one or more measured responses from the second end of the probe tube to one or more microphones at the first end of the probe tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Mead C. Killion, Jonathan Siegel, Sumitrajit Dhar, Viorel Drambarean, Dan Mapes-Riordan, Steve Viranyi
  • Publication number: 20150160090
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a system and method for measurement of the force applied to a bone-conduction oscillator during application to a subject, resolving the measured force relative to a pre-determined criteria, and providing an indication to the user to specify whether an external force applied to an applied force indication system coupled with a bone-conduction oscillator is within a pre-determined acceptable range. A mechanical arrangement is prescribed which allows the full extent of the force applied to be represented onto the pressure measurement apparatus. The system and apparatus may be applied onto or integrated into bone-conduction oscillators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Jerrold Zdenek, James Collins, Gail Gudmundsen
  • Publication number: 20150060189
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a conformable eartip. The conformable eartip includes a round flange and a core. The round flange includes a sealing surface for mating with walls of an ear canal. The round flange extends from an insertion end to an opposite end of the conformable eartip. The sealing surface is tapered from the opposite end toward the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core is joined to the round flange at the insertion end of the conformable eartip. The core extends from the insertion end to a base of the core toward the opposite end of the conformable eartip. The core includes a channel extending through the core from the insertion end of the conformable eartip to the base of the core. In various embodiments, the conformable eartip provides an elongation ratio of at least 1.4 and/or a compression ratio of at least 2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi
  • Publication number: 20130195299
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing system. The hearing testing system includes a transducer and an environmental sensor coupled with an acoustic channel. The environmental sensor is configured to measure environmental conditions of the acoustic channel. The hearing testing system includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive the environmental conditions from the environmental sensor. The processor is configured to apply, based on the measure environmental conditions, correction data to a transducer response to generate a corrected transducer response. In certain embodiments, the processor is configured to control a heating element based on a measured temperature to maintain a pre-defined temperature, or range of temperatures, at a testing probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Etymotic Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi, Andrew Dale, Jerrold S. Zdenek
  • Publication number: 20120191004
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a hearing testing probe apparatus. The hearing testing probe apparatus includes a probe tube detachably coupled at a first end to a probe body and extending through a center hole in an eartip to align proximate a face of the eartip at a second end. The probe tube includes a plurality of stimulus lumens for receiving and carrying stimulus from the first end of the probe tube for output at the second end of the probe tube. The probe tube includes one or more microphone lumens for receiving and carrying one or more measured responses from the second end of the probe tube to one or more microphones at the first end of the probe tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Mead C. Killion, Viorel Drambarean, Dan Mapes-Riordan, Jonathan Siegel, Sumitrajit Dhar, Steve Viranyi
  • Publication number: 20070112279
    Abstract: A hearing screening system for testing hearing abilities of a patient includes an otoacoustic emission (OAE) module operable to perform OAE tests, a tympanometry (tymp) module operable to perform tymp tests, and at least one probe in communication with at least one of the OAE and tymp modules. The probe includes a probe tip that is configured to be positioned within an ear canal of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi, Gregory Shaw, Viorel Drambarean, John French, Ron Scicluna, Mead Killion
  • Patent number: 6831987
    Abstract: A microphone capsule for an in-the-ear hearing aid is disclosed. The capsule can include a top plate having first and second spaced openings defining front and rear sound inlets, and a directional microphone cartridge enclosing a diaphragm. The diaphragm is oriented generally perpendicular to the top plate and divides the directional microphone cartridge housing into a front chamber and a rear chamber. A front sound passage communicates between the front sound inlet and the front chamber, and a rear sound passage communicates between the rear sound inlet and the rear chamber. Front and rear acoustic damping resistors are associated with the front and rear sound passages. The acoustic resistor pair provides a selected time delay, such as about 4 microseconds, between the front and rear sound passages. The use of two acoustic resistors instead of one levels the frequency response, compared to the frequency response provided by a rear acoustic damping resistor alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Etymotic Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Mead C. Killion, Jonathan Stewart, Don Wilson, Matthew J. Roberts, Steve Iseberg, Timothy S. Monroe
  • Patent number: D698023
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Etymotic Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Iseberg, Steve Viranyi