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US2537201A
US2537201A US6257648A US2537201A US 2537201 A US2537201 A US 2537201A US 6257648 A US6257648 A US 6257648A US 2537201 A US2537201 A US 2537201A
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Jan. 1951 D. AMFITHEATROF 2,537,201

SOUND GATHERER Filed Nov. 29, 1948' Inventor Danie/e Amf/mea rm? Patented Jan. 9, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SOUND GATHERER Daniele Amfitheatrof, Pacific Palisades, Calif. Application November 29, 1948, Serial No. 62,576

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This invention relates to novel and useful improvements in devices for gathering and bafliing sound waves, directing the same toward and into the ears of an individual.

An object of this invention is to pivotally support a plurality of bafile sections which are mounted for pivotal and extensible movement with respect to each other, whereby the elfective battling may be selectively regulated.

Other objects and features of novelty, such as simplicity of structure, will become apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the preferred form of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a front view of the preferred form of the invention, showing the same in use;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device shown in Figure '1; and

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 33 of Figure 2 and in the direction of the arrows.

This invention is adaptable for use primarily by individuals when they desire to listen intently to various sounds, such as in the theater, in spotting aircraft, or in any other conditions wherein additional hearing qualities are desired, as in open air concerts and shows.

A resilient band In is provided at its ends with annular members [2 and M, respectively. Each annular member has a pair of brackets I6 and 18, respectively, fixed thereto, accommodating pivot pins.

The pivot pins 20 associated with the brackets l6 have a number of bafile sections 22 mounted for pivotal movement thereon. These bafiles are so arranged that they are extensible with respect to each other, rendering the effectiveness of the composite baffles regulatory.

An identical structure is supplied in conjunction with the brackets 18.

It is seen that the preferred material of construction is metal or commercial plastic. Accordingly, a durable device results, which is adapted to be supported on the head of an individual as shown in Figure 1.

It will be further noted that the baffle sections are smoothly contoured, being generally arcuate in shape, and one section is adapted to slide over the other in performance of the extensibility feature thereof.

Due to the extreme mechanical simplicity achieved by the invention, a further discussion thereof is deemed unnecessary. However, it is apparent that certain variations may be made without departure from the spirit thereof.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is as follows:

1. An apparatus for deflecting sound waves into the ear of an individual comprising a head band having a pair of brackets disposed at each end thereof, and a plurality of superposed baffles pivotally mounted in each of said pair of brackets.

2. An apparatus for deflecting sound waves into the ear of an individual comprising a resilient head band having a pair of brackets disposed at each end thereof, and a plurality of baflles pivotally mounted in each of said pairs of brackets, and said bailles including a plurality of superposed sections mounted for extensible movement with respect to each other.

3. A hearing aid comprising a resilient band adapted to embrace the top portion of the head, a pair of arcuate end members formed on said resilient band, a pair of spaced brackets carried by each of said end members, bafile sections pivotally supported between the brackets of each pair, and said baille sections being slidably and extensibly disposed on one another for varying the effective length of the composite bailie sections.

DANIELE AMFITHEATROF.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,708,257 Campbell Apr. 9, 1929 1,761,666 Hinternesch June 3, 1930

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US3139150A (en) * 1962-09-18 1964-06-30 Weil Maximilian Sound interceptors for stereophonic perception
US3658150A (en) * 1971-03-05 1972-04-25 William A Turner Hearing augmentation device
US3938616A (en) * 1973-11-27 1976-02-17 Brownfield Swayze W Sound multiplier
US4768613A (en) * 1987-01-08 1988-09-06 Brown Shawn T Directional hearing enhancement
GB2211694A (en) * 1987-10-23 1989-07-05 Oded Peri Hearing aid
US4890688A (en) * 1989-04-14 1990-01-02 David Baker Anechoic ear piece
US4997056A (en) * 1989-01-31 1991-03-05 Riley Michael D Ear-focused acoustic reflector
US5086789A (en) * 1989-09-13 1992-02-11 Tichy James B Wind deflector for the ear
FR2676576A1 (en) * 1991-05-15 1992-11-20 Sakharov Valentin Protective and listening headset (headphones) with oriented hearing
WO1993001775A1 (en) * 1991-07-25 1993-02-04 Derek Hicks Apparatus for emphasising sounds
WO1993006801A1 (en) * 1991-10-08 1993-04-15 Frisch Bernd Dietrich Headphone-like device for all-round sound reproduction
GB2267420A (en) * 1992-05-06 1993-12-01 Krispian Paul Myers Concert-phones or reflective sound gatherers
US5477564A (en) * 1994-08-30 1995-12-26 Tichy; James B. Wind noise reducing, eddy current ventilated earfoil
US5661270A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-08-26 Bozorgi-Ram; Abbas Sound capturing device
US5965850A (en) * 1997-07-10 1999-10-12 Fraser Sound Scoop, Inc. Non-electronic hearing aid
US6571907B2 (en) 2001-09-11 2003-06-03 The Jennings Company Portable acoustic hearing enhancement device
US20050146404A1 (en) * 2002-04-09 2005-07-07 Eric Yeatman Microengineered self-releasing switch
US20060151236A1 (en) * 2005-01-07 2006-07-13 Mccool Patrick J Enhancing audio reinforcement systems and methods
US8230965B1 (en) * 2011-01-21 2012-07-31 Joann Lederman Hearing assistance device
USD667813S1 (en) * 2011-06-16 2012-09-25 Hickson Grant H Sound amplifying apparatus with adjustable headband for enhancing the hearing of a user
US8360198B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-01-29 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8371418B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-02-12 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8424634B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-04-23 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8657063B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2014-02-25 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US9027698B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2015-05-12 Jag Hearing, Llc. Hearing assistance device and method
USD750593S1 (en) * 2013-02-08 2016-03-01 Muzik LLC Headphone
USD758338S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-06-07 Ideavillage Products Corp. Headphones
USD758337S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-06-07 Idea Village Products Corp. Headphones
USD759626S1 (en) * 2015-05-06 2016-06-21 B&O Play A/S Headphones
USD763821S1 (en) * 2015-05-28 2016-08-16 Ninjawav, Llc Headphones
US20160262939A1 (en) * 2013-10-17 2016-09-15 Yosuke KUMAGAWA Auditory sensitivity adjustment device
USD767531S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-09-27 Ideavillage Products Corp. Headphones
USD769841S1 (en) * 2015-05-13 2016-10-25 Jays Ab Headphone
USD771012S1 (en) * 2015-01-16 2016-11-08 B&O Play A/S Headphones
US9510079B1 (en) * 2015-11-25 2016-11-29 Gustav Y Pastorino Dual function sound attenuating and enhancing headpiece
USD773434S1 (en) * 2015-01-07 2016-12-06 Shenzhen Aoni Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. Earphone
USD780713S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2017-03-07 Ideavillage Products Corporation Headphone
USD784956S1 (en) * 2014-12-19 2017-04-25 Gibson Brands, Inc. Headphone
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US1708257A (en) * 1927-11-19 1929-04-09 Campbell Walter Sound-wave catcher
US1761666A (en) * 1929-05-17 1930-06-03 Herman D Hinternesch Ear trumpet

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US1761666A (en) * 1929-05-17 1930-06-03 Herman D Hinternesch Ear trumpet

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US3139150A (en) * 1962-09-18 1964-06-30 Weil Maximilian Sound interceptors for stereophonic perception
US3658150A (en) * 1971-03-05 1972-04-25 William A Turner Hearing augmentation device
US3938616A (en) * 1973-11-27 1976-02-17 Brownfield Swayze W Sound multiplier
US4768613A (en) * 1987-01-08 1988-09-06 Brown Shawn T Directional hearing enhancement
GB2211694A (en) * 1987-10-23 1989-07-05 Oded Peri Hearing aid
GB2211694B (en) * 1987-10-23 1992-01-08 Oded Peri Hearing aid
US4997056A (en) * 1989-01-31 1991-03-05 Riley Michael D Ear-focused acoustic reflector
US4890688A (en) * 1989-04-14 1990-01-02 David Baker Anechoic ear piece
US5086789A (en) * 1989-09-13 1992-02-11 Tichy James B Wind deflector for the ear
WO1994009734A1 (en) * 1991-05-15 1994-05-11 Valentin Sakharov Adjustable protective headphones
FR2676576A1 (en) * 1991-05-15 1992-11-20 Sakharov Valentin Protective and listening headset (headphones) with oriented hearing
WO1993001775A1 (en) * 1991-07-25 1993-02-04 Derek Hicks Apparatus for emphasising sounds
WO1993006801A1 (en) * 1991-10-08 1993-04-15 Frisch Bernd Dietrich Headphone-like device for all-round sound reproduction
GB2267420A (en) * 1992-05-06 1993-12-01 Krispian Paul Myers Concert-phones or reflective sound gatherers
US5477564A (en) * 1994-08-30 1995-12-26 Tichy; James B. Wind noise reducing, eddy current ventilated earfoil
US5661270A (en) * 1995-08-24 1997-08-26 Bozorgi-Ram; Abbas Sound capturing device
US5965850A (en) * 1997-07-10 1999-10-12 Fraser Sound Scoop, Inc. Non-electronic hearing aid
US6571907B2 (en) 2001-09-11 2003-06-03 The Jennings Company Portable acoustic hearing enhancement device
US20050146404A1 (en) * 2002-04-09 2005-07-07 Eric Yeatman Microengineered self-releasing switch
US20060151236A1 (en) * 2005-01-07 2006-07-13 Mccool Patrick J Enhancing audio reinforcement systems and methods
US8657063B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2014-02-25 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8230965B1 (en) * 2011-01-21 2012-07-31 Joann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US9027698B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2015-05-12 Jag Hearing, Llc. Hearing assistance device and method
US8360198B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-01-29 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8371418B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-02-12 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US8424634B2 (en) 2011-01-21 2013-04-23 Jo Ann Lederman Hearing assistance device
US20120205189A1 (en) * 2011-01-21 2012-08-16 Joann Lederman Hearing assistance device
USD667813S1 (en) * 2011-06-16 2012-09-25 Hickson Grant H Sound amplifying apparatus with adjustable headband for enhancing the hearing of a user
USD750593S1 (en) * 2013-02-08 2016-03-01 Muzik LLC Headphone
USD797083S1 (en) * 2013-07-10 2017-09-12 Stanley G. Coates Sound deflecting apparatus
US9717632B2 (en) * 2013-10-17 2017-08-01 Yosuke KUMAGAWA Auditory sensitivity adjustment device
US20160262939A1 (en) * 2013-10-17 2016-09-15 Yosuke KUMAGAWA Auditory sensitivity adjustment device
USD784956S1 (en) * 2014-12-19 2017-04-25 Gibson Brands, Inc. Headphone
USD773434S1 (en) * 2015-01-07 2016-12-06 Shenzhen Aoni Electronic Industry Co., Ltd. Earphone
USD771012S1 (en) * 2015-01-16 2016-11-08 B&O Play A/S Headphones
USD759626S1 (en) * 2015-05-06 2016-06-21 B&O Play A/S Headphones
USD767531S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-09-27 Ideavillage Products Corp. Headphones
USD758337S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-06-07 Idea Village Products Corp. Headphones
USD758338S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2016-06-07 Ideavillage Products Corp. Headphones
USD780713S1 (en) * 2015-05-11 2017-03-07 Ideavillage Products Corporation Headphone
USD769841S1 (en) * 2015-05-13 2016-10-25 Jays Ab Headphone
USD763821S1 (en) * 2015-05-28 2016-08-16 Ninjawav, Llc Headphones
US9510079B1 (en) * 2015-11-25 2016-11-29 Gustav Y Pastorino Dual function sound attenuating and enhancing headpiece

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