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1 US2020100014A1
HEAD WEARABLE EQUIPMENT WITH ADJUSTABLE BONE-CONDUCTIVE ACOUSTIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020100014A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-26 Application Number: 16/529,699 Filing Date: 2019-08-01 Inventor: Cai, Haijiao   Feng, Xinpeng   Zhou, Ji   Assignee: NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: The present disclosure provides a head wearable equipment with an adjustable bone-conductive acoustic device movably coupled to the head wearable equipment and the moving manner at least includes rotation. A technical effect of adaptive adjustment according to the wearer's head form or facial shape can be realized via the structural arrangement of the adjustable bone-conductive acoustic device, with the characteristics of a large adjustable range, strong adaptability, high comfortability and a wide range of application.
2 US2020177983A1
HEADPHONE EARTIPS WITH INTERNAL SUPPORT COMPONENTS FOR OUTER EARTIP BODIES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020177983A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-04 Application Number: 16/780,881 Filing Date: 2020-02-03 Inventor: Huwe, Ethan L.   Boozer, Brad G.   Wang, Erik L.   Qian, Phillip   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Headphone eartips with internal support components and methods for making the same are provided. Different support components may provide specific amounts and types of additional rigidity at specific portions of an exterior surface of an outer eartip body that may be expected to interface with specific portions of an ear canal geometry when an eartip subassembly is positioned within the ear canal, such that the eartip subassembly may conform to the various shapes of the ear canal while maintaining an acoustic seal.
3 US2020177984A1
WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING AUDIO INFORMATION USING THE SAME
Publication/Patent Number: US2020177984A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-04 Application Number: 16/450,996 Filing Date: 2019-06-24 Inventor: Tong, Weifeng   Zhang, Liang   Luo, Fei   Yang, Guanghui   Yang, Lei   Assignee: BESTECHNIC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Embodiments of wireless audio systems and methods for wirelessly communicating audio information are disclosed herein. In one example, a wireless audio system includes a first wireless headphone and a second wireless headphone. The first wireless headphone is configured to receive, from an audio source, audio information using a first type of short-range wireless communication; in response to successfully receiving the audio information from the audio source, generate an error correcting code based on the audio information; and transmit an error correcting message including the error correcting code without transmitting the audio information. The second wireless headphone is configured to receive, from the audio source, the audio information using the first type of short-range wireless communication; receive, from the first wireless headphone, the error correcting message including the error correcting code; and in response to successfully receiving the audio information directly from the audio source or based on the error correcting code, transmit a first status message (STAT) to the first wireless headphone. The first wireless headphone is further configured to receive, from the second wireless headphone, the first STAT. One of the first and second wireless headphones works in a snoop mode to communicate with the audio source based on communication parameters of another one of the first and second wireless headphones.
4 US2020128314A1
WEARABLE EARBUD SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020128314A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-23 Application Number: 16/722,223 Filing Date: 2019-12-20 Inventor: Wolfe, James   Assignee: Wolfe, James   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Provided herein are wireless earbud systems that include a pair of earbuds connected at opposite ends of a lanyard. One or both earbuds may be connected to the lanyard by a releasable connection, that allows the (or each) earbud to be selectively attached to, detached from and reattached to the lanyard (or other lanyard). The earbuds contain electronics, but the lanyard is free of electrical connections. In certain examples, the wireless earbud system includes multiple lanyards of the same or different styles, colors, materials, or the like. The releasable connection allows the first and second earbuds to be selectively attached and detached from any one of the multiple lanyards, to allow a user to selectively choose and replace lanyards and/or earbuds. Each earbud may include a respective magnet (or one earbud includes a magnet and the other includes a magnetically attractable material) arranged such that the earbuds are magnetically attracted to each other, when brought together. When the earbuds are magnetically connected together, the earbuds and lanyard form a loop, and may be worn as a necklace, a bracelet, headband, belt, strap or other wearable apparel. Also provided are methods of making a wireless earbud system.
5 EP3451690B1
BIOLOGICAL FEATURE DETECTION APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3451690B1 Publication Date: 2020-09-23 Application Number: 17901318.0 Filing Date: 2017-06-30 Inventor: Yang, Wangwang   Liu, Zhiyao   Liu, Chang   Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04R1/10
6 CN211557462U
一种音乐老师用麦克风支架
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Publication/Patent Number: CN211557462U Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 202020716429.1 Filing Date: 2020-05-06 Inventor: 陈旭东   Assignee: 陈旭东   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: 本实用新型属于音乐老师用麦克风支架技术领域,尤其为一种音乐老师用麦克风支架,包括第一滑筒,所述第一滑筒内穿设有第一滑杆,所述第一滑筒和第一滑杆通过第一螺栓固定连接,所述第一滑杆内穿设有麦克风杆,所述第一滑杆前侧和后侧均开设有凹槽,所述凹槽内壁两侧固定连接有转轴,所述转轴表面套接有第二滑筒,所述第二滑筒内穿设有第二滑杆;本实用新型,通过设置第一滑杆,借助第一滑杆在第一滑筒内的滑动作用,可以实现调节装置高度的目的,通过设置第一螺栓,可以固定调节好高度后的第一滑筒和第一滑杆,通过设置万向节,借助万向节在碗形槽内的转动作用,可以带动麦克风多方向转动,整个装置结构合理,使用方便,实用性强。
7 CN211557446U
一种按压检测装置和耳机
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Publication/Patent Number: CN211557446U Publication Date: 2020-09-22 Application Number: 202020281664.0 Filing Date: 2020-03-09 Inventor: 不公告发明人   Assignee: 北京钛方科技有限责任公司   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: 本实用新型提供了一种按压检测装置和耳机。按压检测装置包括按压板、传感器模组和力传导装置,所述按压板包括按压区,所述力传导装置包括固定臂、变形臂和安装臂,所述固定臂和所述变形臂分别连接至所述安装臂的两侧以形成U形结构,所述固定臂与所述按压板固定,所述变形臂与所述按压板的按压区抵接,所述传感器模组安装在所述安装臂上并可检测所述安装臂的形变。本实用新型提供的按压检测装置,力传导装置用于传导力,可将按压板上的变形传导至安装臂上,以便传感器模组进行变形的检测。该按压检测装置通过按压方式进行交互,避免了耳机对耳朵产生较大的压力,改善了用户的使用体验。
8 US2020280785A1
HEADPHONES WITH REMOVABLE EARPIECES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020280785A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-03 Application Number: 16/878,547 Filing Date: 2020-05-19 Inventor: Kole, Jared M.   Bloom, Daniel R.   Sheng, Audrey L.   Li, Tian Shi   Whang, Eugene Antony   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: This disclosure includes several different features suitable for use in circumaural and supra-aural headphones designs. Designs that include earpad assemblies that improve acoustic isolation are discussed. User convenience features that include automatically detecting the orientation of the headphones on a user's head are also discussed. Various power-saving features, design features, sensor configurations and user comfort features are also discussed.
9 US2020314522A1
HEADPHONE WITH MULTIPLE SUPPORT MEMBERS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020314522A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-01 Application Number: 16/368,773 Filing Date: 2019-03-28 Inventor: Vanblon, Russell Speight   Kapinos, Robert James   Li, Scott Wentao   Norton, Jr. Robert James   Assignee: LENOVO (Singapore) PTE. LTD.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: For earwear with multiple support members supporting multiple configurations, methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed. One apparatus includes a first support member configured to contact a first portion of a user's head, a second support member configured to contact a second portion of the user's head different than the first, a positioner that moves the first support member and the second support member between a first configuration where the first support member is extended and the second support member is retracted, and a second configuration the first support member is retracted and the second support member is extended.
10 US2020314521A1
Context Dependent Tapping for Hearing Devices
Publication/Patent Number: US2020314521A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-01 Application Number: 16/367,328 Filing Date: 2019-03-28 Inventor: El, Guindi Nadim   Stumpf, Nina   Assignee: Sonova AG   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to a hearing device configured adjust the tap detection sensitivity on based on context. The disclosed technology can determine a context for a hearing device based on sound received at the hearing device (e.g., determine loud environment) or a wireless communication signal from an external device received at the hearing device (e.g., receive a message that phone call is incoming); adjust a tapping sensitivity threshold of the hearing device based on the context; detect a tap of the hearing device based on the adjusted sensitivity threshold; and modify a setting of the hearing device (e.g., reduce volume based on a tap) or transmitting instructions to the external device based on detecting the tap. The hearing device can be a hearing aid.
11 US2020314532A1
HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING A VENT WITH AN ADJUSTABLE ACOUSTIC VALVE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020314532A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-01 Application Number: 16/815,277 Filing Date: 2020-03-11 Inventor: Kuipers, Erwin   Assignee: Sonova AG   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Provided is a hearing device including a housing configured to be at least partially inserted into an ear canal of a user, a vent that provides venting between an inner region of the ear canal and the ambient environment, an acoustic valve with a valve member configured to adjust the effective size of the vent, an actuator that actuates the valve member, and an acoustic output transducer acoustically coupled to the inner region of the ear canal and configured to generate a sound output according to an audio signal. The hearing device further includes a control unit operatively connected to the actuator and the acoustic output transducer and configured to control the audio signal supplied to the acoustic output transducer such that the sound output is modified during adjustment of the valve member.
12 US10536764B2
Integrating wax guards into earphone ear tips
Publication/Patent Number: US10536764B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 15/864,631 Filing Date: 2018-01-08 Inventor: Beaudoin, Brian David   Davies, Benjamin N.   Lee, Daniel K.   Zalisk, Michael Andrew   Assignee: Bose Corporation   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: An ear tip for an earphone includes an interior mating surface for attaching the ear tip to the earphone, the interior mating surface at least partially surrounding a cavity where the earphone will be located when the ear tip may be so attached, an outer surface including features corresponding to human ear anatomy, a nozzle extension providing a passageway from the interior cavity to space outside the ear tip, a wax guard in the nozzle extension, the wax guard blocking the passageway, and a plurality of holes through the wax guard, the holes sized and arranged to allow sound to pass along the passageway, while inhibiting ear wax from passing along the passageway.
13 US10735849B2
Headphones
Publication/Patent Number: US10735849B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-04 Application Number: 16/562,685 Filing Date: 2019-09-06 Inventor: Konagai, Yusuke   Masui, Hideyoshi   Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Headphones include a first microphone configured to receive ambient sound at an outside of an external auditory canal of a user; a second microphone configured to receive sound inside the external auditory canal; a speaker configured to output sound toward the external auditory canal; a determiner configured to determine whether or not wind noise has occurred by comparing a first signal based on the sound received the first microphone with a second signal based on the sound received by the second microphone; and a processor configured to output, to the speaker, a signal obtained by adding an input signal to the first signal when the determiner determines that wind noise has not occurred.
14 US10681445B2
Earphone assemblies with wingtips for anchoring to a user
Publication/Patent Number: US10681445B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-09 Application Number: 15/696,810 Filing Date: 2017-09-06 Inventor: Hatfield, Dustin A.   Stringer, Christopher J.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Earphone assemblies with wingtips are provided for anchoring to a user during use. A wing may extend from and between two different ends coupled to a housing of an earphone, while each of the at least one flex arm may extend along the wing. At least one flex arm may be rigid enough to prevent at least a portion of the wing from bending out of a plane of the wing such that a portion of the wing may maintain a functional position under and/or behind at least a portion of a crus of an anti-helix of a user's ear to anchor the earphone to the user's ear during use, while at least a portion of the wing may be flexible enough to provide comfort to the user's ear.
15 US2020221205A1
IN-EAR EARPHONE INCLUDING DRUM SAFETY FILTER PATH
Publication/Patent Number: US2020221205A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-09 Application Number: 16/689,230 Filing Date: 2019-11-20 Inventor: Park, Minkoo   Lee, Seungcheol   Chun, Seungwoo   Yoon, Jun Ho   Assignee: BUJEON CO., LTD.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: Disclosed herein is an in-ear earphone including a drum safety filter (DSF) path, the in-ear earphone including: an earcap; an acoustic structure; and an acoustic unit; wherein the acoustic structure and the acoustic unit include a DSF path configured to remove eardrum pressure during the use of the in-ear earphone by moving air across the front and rear sides of the in-ear earphone.
16 EP3189669B1
RETAINING STRUCTURE FOR AN EARPIECE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3189669B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-13 Application Number: 15763764.6 Filing Date: 2015-09-03 Inventor: Briggs, Drew   Silvestri, Ryan C.   Ting, Michael   Assignee: Bose Corporation   IPC: H04R1/10
17 EP3189670B1
EARPIECE WITH MOVABLE JOINT
Publication/Patent Number: EP3189670B1 Publication Date: 2020-05-13 Application Number: 15766972.2 Filing Date: 2015-09-03 Inventor: Searl, Ellen I.   O'connell, Michael   Assignee: Bose Corporation   IPC: H04R1/10
18 EP3644621A1
ACTIVE NOISE REDUCTION LOUDSPEAKER COMPONENT OF HEADSET
Publication/Patent Number: EP3644621A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-29 Application Number: 18201890.3 Filing Date: 2018-10-23 Inventor: Wu, Zhibin   Wu, Wenhua   Assignee: Shenzhen Ausdom Cloud Technology Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: The Invention relates to an active noise reduction loudspeaker component of a headset, comprising a loudspeaker frame (110), wherein the middle of the loudspeaker frame (110) has a housing hole (112); a loudspeaker magnet (130) housed into the housing hole (112); a loudspeaker coil (150) positioned in a groove of the loudspeaker magnet (130); a loudspeaker diaphragm (170) covered at an opening end of the loudspeaker frame (110); a noise reduction circuit board (210) fixed to the back surface of the loudspeaker frame (110); and a noise reduction microphone (230) connected to the noise reduction circuit board (210) through a microphone line (220) and installed near the loudspeaker frame (110), wherein a gap among the loudspeaker frame (110), the loudspeaker magnet (130), the loudspeaker coil (150) and the loudspeaker diaphragm (170) forms an acoustic cavity. The invention is implemented to obtain a light and dexterous active noise reduction loudspeaker component of a headset capable of reducing the cost, so as to entirely reduce the volume of the headset and reduce the cost of the headset.
19 EP3672274A1
ADAPTIVE AUDIO CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD BASED ON SCENARIO IDENTIFICATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3672274A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-24 Application Number: 19741628.2 Filing Date: 2019-01-07 Inventor: Zhao, Jian   Liu, Jiandan   Assignee: Beijing Xiaoniao Tingting Technology Co., Ltd   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: The present application discloses an adaptive audio control method and a system based on scenario identification. The method comprises: acquiring acceleration data of a user, and analyzing a use scenario of the user according to the acceleration data; acquiring an ambient sound signal of the surrounding environment of the user, calculating a sound level intensity of the ambient sound signal, and analyzing an energy and a spectral distribution of the ambient sound signal; and controlling, according to the use scenario, the sound level intensity of the ambient sound signal, and the energy and the spectral distribution of the ambient sound signal, an audio signal volume, and an active noise cancellation level, and regulation of the ambient sound signal of an audio playback device. The method further enables acquisition of geographic location data of the user and uses the same, as well as acceleration data, for analysis of the use scenario of the user. By adoption of the above solution more flexible and convenient audio playback control can be realized.
20 CN209897230U
一种隔尘耳塞
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Title (English): A dust - proof earplug
Publication/Patent Number: CN209897230U Publication Date: 2020-01-03 Application Number: 201920286010.4 Filing Date: 2019-03-06 Inventor: 吴天敏   杨少青   Assignee: 东莞市苏恩诺卡电子有限公司   IPC: H04R1/10 Abstract: 本实用新型提供一种隔尘耳塞其结构如图所示,所述耳塞主体由外套1与内套2构成,在内套2内腔体的内壁上制有一个与所述内套2一体成型的隔尘网3,所述隔尘网3与所述内套2、外套1材质相同。所述隔尘网3网孔可为圆形设计,所述隔尘网(3)的网孔也可为为菱形设计。