WO1999007182A3 - Acoustic coupler - Google Patents

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WO1999007182A3
WO1999007182A3 PCT/US1998/013890 US9813890W WO9907182A3 WO 1999007182 A3 WO1999007182 A3 WO 1999007182A3 US 9813890 W US9813890 W US 9813890W WO 9907182 A3 WO9907182 A3 WO 9907182A3
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acoustic coupler
receiver assembly
coupler
individual
coupling sleeve
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PCT/US1998/013890
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Adnan Shennib
Henry Fletcher
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Decibel Instr Inc
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Priority to US08/902,401 priority
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R25/00Deaf-aid sets, i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
    • H04R25/65Housing parts, e.g. shells, tips or moulds, or their manufacture
    • H04R25/652Ear tips; Ear moulds
    • H04R25/656Non-customized, universal ear tips, i.e. ear tips which are not specifically adapted to the size or shape of the ear or ear canal
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2460/00Details of hearing devices, i.e. of ear- or headphones covered by H04R1/10 or H04R5/033 but not provided for in any of their subgroups, or of hearing aids covered by H04R25/00 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2460/11Aspects relating to vents, e.g. shape, orientation, acoustic properties in ear tips of hearing devices to prevent occlusion
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2460/00Details of hearing devices, i.e. of ear- or headphones covered by H04R1/10 or H04R5/033 but not provided for in any of their subgroups, or of hearing aids covered by H04R25/00 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2460/17Hearing device specific tools used for storing or handling hearing devices or parts thereof, e.g. placement in the ear, replacement of cerumen barriers, repair, cleaning hearing devices
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R25/00Deaf-aid sets, i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
    • H04R25/45Prevention of acoustic reaction, i.e. acoustic oscillatory feedback
    • H04R25/456Prevention of acoustic reaction, i.e. acoustic oscillatory feedback mechanically
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R25/00Deaf-aid sets, i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
    • H04R25/65Housing parts, e.g. shells, tips or moulds, or their manufacture
    • H04R25/658Manufacture of housing parts

Abstract

An acoustic coupler is detachably secured to a receiver assembly for deep insertion into an individual's ear canal. The acoustic coupler provides a semirigid, thin walled, cylindrical coupling sleeve that is adapted to be attached over a cylindrical receiver assembly. A conforming sealing material is attached diametrically over the coupling sleeve to fit comfortably and to seal the individual's ear canal acoustically. The coupling sleeve is substantially concentric to the receiver assembly for a highly space efficient interface and a user friendly replacement method. Attachment of the acoustic coupler to the receiver assembly is accomplished by applying a minimal axial (push) force to secure the acoustic coupler to the receiver assembly. The coupler remains securely attached thereto, and can withstand considerable axial detachment (pull) forces without being dislodged within or outside the ear canal. Applying a rotational (twist) force with respect to the receiver housing detaches the acoustic coupler from the receiver housing. Because rotational movements are minimal during insertion or removal of the coupler from the individual's ear, accidental detachment is not possible.
PCT/US1998/013890 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler WO1999007182A2 (en)

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US90240197A true 1997-07-29 1997-07-29
US08/902,401 1997-07-29

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JP2000505769A JP2001512943A (en) 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler
AU82879/98A AU725594B2 (en) 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler
EP19980933150 EP1000526A2 (en) 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler
KR1020007000961A KR20010022382A (en) 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler
CA 2297659 CA2297659A1 (en) 1997-07-29 1998-07-07 Acoustic coupler

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WO1999007182A3 true WO1999007182A3 (en) 1999-04-22

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JP (1) JP2001512943A (en)
KR (1) KR20010022382A (en)
CN (1) CN1265817A (en)
AR (1) AR012683A1 (en)
AU (1) AU725594B2 (en)
CA (1) CA2297659A1 (en)
WO (1) WO1999007182A2 (en)

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