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381 - Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices

381150000 - ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AUDIO TRANSDUCER

381182000 - Plural or compound reproducers

381370000 - Headphone

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
381380000 Ear insert or bone conduction 164
381375000 And microphone 47
381381000 Hook over ear or spectacle 36
381378000 Single band 21
381379000 adjustable 18
381376000 Headgear 10
381382000 Sound conducting tube 4
20090185706HEADPHONE - There is provided a headphone including: a housing that accommodates a driver unit; a sound guiding tube that protrudes from the housing in a predetermined direction and guides a sound generated from the driver unit to an external auditory canal; and a hanger that rotatably supports the housing via a supporting shaft provided in approximately the same direction as a depth direction of the external auditory canal and in a direction inclined to a protruding direction of the sound guiding tube. According to this structure, by rotating the housing with respect to the hanger via the supporting shaft, the protruding direction of the sound guiding tube with respect to the hanger can be adjusted. Thus, by adjusting the protruding direction of the sound guiding tube according to the inclined angle of the external auditory canal of a user, wearability of a headphone can be improved.07-23-2009
20090154755Electroacoustic Transducer and Ear Speaker Device - A reproduced sound of high quality is allowed to be listened to by a listener while natural sound image localization is provided. By providing a housing 06-18-2009
20090010476EARPHONE ASSEMBLY WITH AUDIO RECEPTACLE - An earphone assembly with an audio receptacle, comprises a connecting portion suitable for locating the earphone assembly upon the head of a user; two ear masks installed at two ends of the connecting portion; a seat being installed at one of the mask or at the connecting portion; an insertion hole being formed in the seat as an audio receptablce for receiving an audio plug; and a connecting wire having two plugs at two ends thereof; one audio plug being able to connect with the insertion hole of the seat. Moreover, the seat can be replaced by a prolong wire and the insertion hole is formed in the prolong wire.01-08-2009
20090232342EARBUD ADAPTER WITH INCREASED FLEXIBILITY REGION - An adapter configured to be detachably coupled to an earbud-type sound device or other sound device is disclosed. The adapter includes an adapter body having a top portion, a bottom portion which is configured to be detachably coupled to a sound device, and a projection extending from the top portion at a junction region between the projection and the top portion of the adapter body. The projection includes a sound conduit extending from an opening in the top portion of the adapter body. Furthermore, the junction region includes a multi-directional positioning component allowing the projection to be positioned at a plurality of angular positions relative to the top portion of the adapter body.09-17-2009
381377000 Plural bands 2
20100272305HEADSET WITH EARPHONES - A headset including a cord having a plug on a first end and a first lead cord and a second lead cord on a second end, wherein the first lead cord is connected to a first speaker and the second lead cord is connected to a second speaker, a plurality of sliders, each slider having an opening formed therein, wherein the first and second lead cords each pass through each of the plurality of sliders, wherein a position of each slider is adjustable along a length of the first and second lead cords.10-28-2010
20100296683HEADSET WITH ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND - A headset includes an element to be held to the head of a wearer and a headband coupled to the element and configured for engaging a head of a wearer to hold the element thereon. The headband includes a plurality of headband arms coupled to pivot with respect to each other. A torsion spring is positioned between the arms and portions of the torsion spring are coupled to the arms for acting on the arms with a torsion force. An adjustment member is coupled between the torsion spring and a headband arm and is operable for adjusting the torsion force of the torsion spring to adjust the torsion force on the arms.11-25-2010
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20130028461SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING HEADPHONE TRANSDUCERS - A system for securing headphone transducers is provided. In one aspect of the present invention, the system comprises a first transducer device having a first mechanical housing, which has an outer surface and an inner surface. A first coupling device is affixed to the outer surface of the first mechanical housing of the first transducer device. A second transducer device has a second mechanical housing, which has an outer surface and an inner surface. A second coupling device is affixed to the outer surface of the second mechanical housing of the second transducer device. The first coupling device is coupled to the second coupling device when in close proximity to each other, such that the inner surfaces of the first and second mechanical devices are opposed to each other.01-31-2013
20090154754EARPHONE, HEADSET AND EAR PROTECTOR - There is provided an earphone comprising a hoop (06-18-2009
20100086165Universal Earbud Adapter - The invention discloses a universal earbud adapter apparatus comprised of a wire frame and coating, and including an earbud stem support loop, earbud cradle and earslide component.04-08-2010
20130064410FLEXIBLE STRAP LISTENING DEVICE AID - An apparatus comprising a flexible strap, having a portion thereof in communication with at least a portion of a headphone cord is provided. The flexible strap is secured to an article of clothing for wearing the headphone cord in combination with the article of clothing.03-14-2013
20120195455HEADPHONE - With an object to provide easy-to-assemble headphones with a stable waterproof performance, a headphone is formed of a mechanical attaching mechanism mechanically putting a front housing 08-02-2012
20090010475SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING HEADPHONE TRANSDUCERS - A system for securing headphone transducers is provided. In one aspect of the present invention, the system comprises a first transducer device having a first mechanical housing, which has an outer surface and an inner surface. A first coupling device is affixed to the outer surface of the first mechanical housing of the first transducer device. A second transducer device has a second mechanical housing, which has an outer surface and an inner surface. A second coupling device is affixed to the outer surface of the second mechanical housing of the second transducer device. The first coupling device is coupled to the second coupling device when in close proximity to each other, such that the inner surfaces of the first and second mechanical devices are opposed to each other.01-08-2009
20110110552Headphones With Reduced Tangling And Methods - A headphone having reduced tendency to tangle comprises an input portion for receiving electrical signals from an output device, an output portion for providing audio signals to a user in response to the electrical signals, a plurality of wires coupled to the input portion and the output portion for providing the electrical signals to the output portion, and a restraint mechanism coupled to the plurality of wires and cable of being repositioned along the plurality of wire, wherein the restraint mechanism is for physically receiving insertion of at least a portion of the input portion and for physically restraining movement of the portion of input portion with respect to output portion when the portion of the input portion is physically inserted into the restraint mechanism, wherein a temporary and removable closed loop of wire is formed from the plurality of wires, until a sufficient separation force is applied.05-12-2011
20090202096Wireless earring assembly - A wireless or “Bluetooth” earpiece assembly configured to physically contact a user substantially exclusively at an outer ear location of a user's ear when in use. For example, the outer ear location may be an ear lobe providing the assembly with an appearance of an earring. The assembly is configured to distribute a significant portion of its bulk away from the isolated location of a user's ear for long term user comfort without sacrifice of audio or communicational integrity. The wireless earpiece assembly simultaneously eliminates extraneous wiring in order to optimize the un-encumbering user-friendly advantages afforded by wireless technology.08-13-2009
20090274335Shoulder/neck supporting electronic application - A shoulder/neck supporting electronic appliance includes a wireless head set wherein the head set includes a supporting unit adapted for wearing on a user's collar from behind, a wireless audio device comprising a wireless transceiver supported by the supporting unit for receiving an audio signal, and a power source electrically coupled with the wireless transceiver; and a headphone member provided at the supporting unit in vicinity of the user's ear, such that an overall weight of the wireless head set is adapted for being supported and distributed on the collar of the user to minimize stress on the user's head when the user's wears the wireless head set.11-05-2009
20110007926HEADPHONE DEVICE - A headphone device includes: a driver unit held in the vicinity of the external acoustic meatus of an ear; and an arm in a predetermined shape formed integrally with the driver unit and extending from the driver unit, wherein an end of the arm is kept abutting on a part of the auricle near the base the auricle on a back side thereof to support the device at two support points provided by the driver unit and the end of the arm.01-13-2011
20120070027Headset With Magnetically Attached Ear Pad - A headset (03-22-2012
20100183183HEADSET FOR USER SPECIFIC AUDIO SERVICE AND METHOD FOR USER SPECIFIC AUDIO SERVICE USING THE SAME - Provided are a headset for a user specific audio service and a method for a user specific audio service using the same. The headset for a user specific audio service includes: a sensing unit sensing whether or not the headset is put on; an information collecting unit determining whether or not the headset is put on by the sensing unit and collecting current situation information of a user when the headset is put on; and an information processing unit generating a user profile based on the current situation information of the user, and controlling an audio signal output of a digital audio device based on the generated user profile.07-22-2010
20130216085MAGNETIC EARPHONES HOLDER - An earphones holder is used to affix a headset to clothing and/or other items. The earphones holder comprises a magnet which removably couples with a magnetically attractable portion of a set of earphones. In some embodiments, the earphones holder further comprises an electronic device controller which controls the operation of an electronic device. The controller is configured to send a signal to an electronic device activation circuit which operates the electronic device based upon a coupling status of the earbuds with the one or more magnetically attractable surfaces of the earphones holder body. In some embodiments, the electronic device controller controls the operation of an electronic device. The controller is configured to send a signal to an electronic device activation circuit which operates the electronic in a manner dependent upon a signal from the holder body.08-22-2013
20100135515HEADPHONES - A headphones arrangement comprising an ear piece arranged to accommodate at least a part of an audio player and storage device therein along with a loud speaker, the housing incorporating a peripheral seal as an effective moisture barrier to ingress of moisture within the housing.06-03-2010
20110026754EARPHONE ASSEMBLY AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - An earphone assembly includes a casing, at least one secondary cable, at least one earphone, and at least one reel mechanism. The casing includes an assembly chamber. The earphone electrically connects to the casing by the secondary wire. The reel mechanism is received in the assembly chamber, and controls a length of the secondary cable extending from the assembly chamber. A portable electronic device using the earphone assembly is also provided.02-03-2011
20080304689Mount For an Acoustic Device - A headset (12-11-2008
20130142377RACE PROGRESS APPARATUS - A portable unit usable by a person when carrying out an exercise. The unit is programmable with details of a virtual athlete and their performance in a specific race, to enable the user to race against the virtual athlete. The unit informs the user through headphones of the progress of the virtual athlete during a race being carried out by a user. The unit may also be pro grammable with periodic encouragement messages for a user.06-06-2013
20110176699EARPHONE WITH A FIXED FUNCTION AND EARPLUG WITH A FIXED FUNCTION - An earphone with a fixed function includes an earphone housing having a holding portion and an earplug sleeved around the holding portion. The earplug has a sleeved portion, a fixed portion and an abutting portion. The fixed portion extended from a periphery of the sleeved portion has a bent portion and a jamming portion. One end of the bent portion is fixed on the sleeved portion and the other end of the bent portion is bent and extended to form the jamming portion.07-21-2011
20120201412Garment with Integrated Earphones - The invention is a garment with an integrated earphone, headset, and wire. The wire allows an audio signal to travel from an electronic device at one end of the wire to the earphone or earphones, and/or a microphone at the other end of the wire. The wire, or wires, is preferably permanently sewn into the seams of the garment. The earphone may be retractable and/or kept in a small pocket near the collar of the garment to limit the movement of the earphone when it is not being actively used. The integrated earphone and microphone are preferably machine washable and dryable along with the garment with which they are integrated.08-09-2012
20080253603Hanging type wireless earphone for carrying digital music player - A hanging type wireless earphone for carrying a digital music player includes a pair of speaker bases and a hanging frame. The two speaker bases are respectively mounted on two ends of the hanging frame. When the hanging frame is worn on a user's head, the two speaker bases are respectively positioned and covered on the user's two ears. One of the two speaker bases is provided with a receiving space and a positioning element. The receiving space is used to receive a digital music player of any specification, such as an MP3 player. The positioning element is used to stably position the digital music player in the receiving space, so that the digital music player of any specification can be easily integrated into the hanging type wireless earphone and directly positioned on the user's head without using any necklace auxiliary.10-16-2008
20110135134HEADSET WITH SIDE SUPPORT - A headset with side support is provided, where a speaker module is coupled to a side support by means of an elongate resilient spring such that the speaker module and the side support are placeable at each their side of a users head and where the spring provides a holding force which presses the speaker module and the side support in a direction towards each other wherein the spring comprises a metal core and this core comprises a re-enforcement at the side support which extends transversely to the length direction of the elongate spring.06-09-2011
20100158301EARPHONE, HEADSET AND EAR PAD - An earphone, a headset, and an ear pad for an earphone. The ear pad may having the sealing integrity guaranteed. The headset may have portions with different degrees of softness or firmness.06-24-2010
20120308068HEAD MULTI-DIRECTIONAL AUDIO DEVICE - A head multi-directional audio device comprises: a head-wear member, which has two broadcasting devices, one buffer structure and two folding portions, the two broadcasting devices are with two sounding portions at the two external sides thereof, the two broadcasting devices are extended toward the right hand side and left hand side of the head-wear member individually, wherein the folding portion lets the broadcasting device, extended from the head-wear member, be bent inwardly; and two shelters, each has four braces that are to support the shelter on the two sounding portions, at least one sound exit is among the four braces on the each sounding portion, so that the sound from the sounding portion can be broadcasted by the sound exit.12-06-2012
20090003641HEADSET WITH ON-EAR DETECTION - A headset including a body configured to be affixed to an ear of a user, and a speaker for reproducing an audio signal, the speaker representing part of the body such that when the body is affixed to the ear, the speaker is positioned proximate the ear canal of the user. The headset further includes at least one sensor for producing an output indicative of whether the body is affixed to the ear. In addition, the headset includes an analyzer, operatively coupled to the at least one sensor, for analyzing whether the body is affixed to the ear based on the output of the at least one sensor.01-01-2009
20090046884HEADSET MADE FROM RECYCLABLE ISOLATING MATERIALS - Headset made from recyclable, disposable and isolating materials such as, for example, paper, cardboard and the like. The headset may comprise ear-members integrated with ear-fasteners and an oblong connecting strip made from isolating materials that may be connected to an ear-member at each end. The ear-members and the connecting-strip may hold at least one speaker connected by conductive-means to an audio player, where each speaker may be seated substantially at the central area of each ear-member. The ear-fasteners may fasten the headset to a user's ear-auricle to enable holding the entire headset over the user's head.02-19-2009
20100034414Headphone - There is provided a headphones capable of giving an optimum mounting feeling to the head of everybody by merely being mounted and without special adjustment, and also capable of being mounted for many hours without giving stress to the user. A headphone cabinet 02-11-2010
20090060248EARPHONE STRUCTURE WITH A COMPOSITE SOUND FIELD - An earphone structure including one or more composite chambers is described. Each of the composite chambers includes sub-speakers. The sounds generated by these sub-speakers are uniformly distributed in the composite chamber and a composite sound field is generated by these sub-speakers. The sound field generated by each of these sub-speakers can be adjusted by re-locating the position of the sub-speaker, for example, by re-locating the sub-speaker, or by re-locating the sub-speaker in different angles, to generate the composite sound field. The sound field generated by the main speaker and the composite sound field generated by these sub-speakers can form a spatial sound with very good quality. By using of its physical characteristics of locations of these sub-speakers, the sound generated by the earphone has an uniformly diffusion sound pressure and a surround effect, which allows a user of the earphone to enjoy a sound field similar to that in a theater.03-05-2009
20100254562EARPHONE VIA DRUMHEAD - A bowl-shaped cover (10-07-2010
20110002497HEADPHONE DEVICE - A headphone device is provided which includes a housing including a speaker unit, and a band formed of a series of links and connected to the housings at an end of the band, each link being connected to one another by a joint. The each link includes an angle limiter for limiting a rotation angle between the each link and an adjacent link to the each link, and the band has an elastic force in a direction in which the housing presses an auricle by limiting the rotation angle.01-06-2011
20130016867EARPIECE HAVING MULTIPLE AUDIO CHAMBERSAANM Xi; Li-shuAACI ShenzhenAACO CNAAGP Xi; Li-shu Shenzhen CNAANM Qu; Shi-minAACI ShenzhenAACO CNAAGP Qu; Shi-min Shenzhen CNAANM Huang; Xing-zhiAACI ShenzhenAACO CNAAGP Huang; Xing-zhi Shenzhen CN - An earpiece is disclosed. The earpiece includes a housing forming a volume, a number of sound holes arranged in the front end and rear end of the housing, a sound generator accommodated in the chamber for dividing the volume into several parts isolated with each other, and a wire electrically connected to the sound generator for providing audio signals to the sound generator. Each of several parts of the volume communicates with the outside of the earpiece via a corresponding sound hole in the housing.01-17-2013
20130114841EARPHONE IMPORTING OUTER SOUND - An earphone minimizes the design elements for importing sound. It operates without a battery, is lightweight, harmonizes the design and ventilation of the paths for sound transmission, insulation and exhaust, and for augmenting and/or alleviating speaker vibration, and has its outer sound path and transmission path tilted. The earphone comprises a speaker, a body with a cover, a speaker sound path in the body to transmit sound toward the external auditory canal, and a worn portion including a cushion in a holder enclosing the speaker path worn in the external auditory canal. The body includes an outer sound path which imports sound. The worn portion includes a transmission path that receives the sound from the outer sound path and transmits it toward the external auditory canal. The outer sound path and transmission paths are insulated from sound from the speaker and the speaker sound path, respectively.05-09-2013
20100284559UNDER-CHIN HEADPHONE SET - There is provided an under-chin band headphone set comprising two earpiece bands (OB) and two earplugs (OS) which are respectively secured to an ear-side end (OB11-11-2010
20130156248EAR SPEAKER - Provided is an ear speaker that reduces the strain on the eardrums and reduces headphone deafness and, furthermore, can be safely used without isolating the user from surrounding sounds. The disclosed device consists of speakers (06-20-2013
20130195307HEADPHONE - A headphone includes a housing having a storage space in the interior thereof and a driver unit provided within the storage space movably with respect to the housing.08-01-2013
20120294471MULTI-CHANNEL SOUND PRODUCING STRUCTURE FOR HEADPHONES - A sound producing structure for headphones comprises an enclosure composed of a box and a perforated cover for sealing the box, the box defining a compartment for accommodating a low-frequency ceramic speaker therein, the low-frequency ceramic speaker being suspended between two opposing interior surfaces of the box respectively via a spring means, two ceramic speakers respectively mounted to a top interior surface and a bottom interior surface of the box respectively via a mounting means, the two ceramic speakers being slantingly mounted and facing toward the perforated cover. The low-frequency ceramic speaker and the two ceramic speakers can work together to deliver sounds of different frequency bands to produce a multi-channel sound effect. In addition, the sound producing structure can be employed to design a thinner headphone for increasing portability.11-22-2012

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