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Ear insert or bone conduction

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381 - Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices

381150000 - ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AUDIO TRANSDUCER

381182000 - Plural or compound reproducers

381370000 - Headphone

381374000 - Particular support structure

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20130044908Apparel with built-in headphone extension wire device - The present invention provides for the embodiments for a combined apparel and conductive extension wire assembly to bridge connectivity between a portable audio listening devices and transducers that emit audio sounds. The combined garment and extension wire assembly comprises of a garment (such as a shirt, jacket, cap, etc.) having an electrical wire with a connector on one end positioned within the interior of a garment pocket for conductive connectivity to the audio output of a portable listening device held within said pocket. The extension wire assembly shall channel through the interior of the garment through passageways or within garment seams, extending to garment apertures wherein a left and right channel wire shall respectively pass through and exit the apparel fabric having each wire ending with a connector enabling further conductive connectivity respectively to left and right channel transducers emitting audio sounds.02-21-2013
20120170788CONFIGURABLE HEADSET SUPPORT WITH VARIABLE POSITIONING - A method and a device are disclosed for a portable headset including an attached earphone and a support structure configured to position the earphone in a random position by user action. In various embodiments, the support structure is further configured to be detachably coupled to various different earphones. The portable headset is further configured to be attachable to different seats or anchor points.07-05-2012
20100061580VENTED IN-THE-EAR HEADPHONE - A vented tip for in-the-ear headphones has a core portion to be mounted to a sound output tube of an in-the-ear earphone and a flange portion extending outward from and surrounding the core portion. The vented tip has a) an outer portion formed in the flange portion that is to be in contact with, and thereby form a seal with, a user's ear canal, and b) an inner portion spaced inwards from the outer portion to thereby not form the seal with the user's ear canal. The inner portion has a calibrated perforation or hole formed therein. Other embodiments that may help reduce bone conduction effects are also described and claimed.03-11-2010
20090196454EARPHONE SET - An earphone set includes a main device having a digital signal processor, and an earplug has an external microphone and a speaker electrically connected with the digital signal processor respectively. The external microphone converts an external sound wave into an electronic signal and transmits the electronic signal to the digital signal processor for processing. The speaker converts the electronic signal processed by the digital signal processor into a sound wave for output.08-06-2009
20080260196Earphone receiving structure - An earphone receiving structure includes a housing and an earphone. The housing has an opening slot. The opening slot is formed by an indent formed inwards from one end of the housing. There is a pair of pivoting holes in the opening slot, and a plurality of concave portions on the inner surface of the pair of the pivoting holes. The earphone has a pair of pivoting shafts. The pair of pivoting shafts is pivoted in the pivoting holes. There is at least one convex portion on the outer surface of the pair of pivoting shafts. The convex portion fits in the concave portions. The earphone is received in the opening slot and can be rotated to the outside of the opening slot. Thereby, the earphone can be received in the housing to prevent the connection point of the earphone from being broken due to external forces.10-23-2008
20090190786Audiometric Devices - A method includes adhering an audiometric device to a surface of an ear or to an ear canal, the audiometric device including an adhesive contacting the surface of the ear or the ear canal; and conducting an audiometric procedure with the audiometric device adhered to the surface of the ear or the ear canal.07-30-2009
20090123016Headpiece with releasably engaged earbud securement system - A resiliently flexible headpiece pivotally coupled to a pair of earbud securement elements each of which releasably engage the external surface of a corresponding discrete pair of earbuds.05-14-2009
20100046783Dual-frequency coaxial earphones with shared magnet - A dual-frequency coaxial earphone has a shared magnet, which is interposed between a top board of a outer yoke and an outer disk of a inner yoke, wherein the outer yoke and the inner yoke each has a different polarity. A low-frequency voice coil of a low-frequency speaker part extends axially into and between an annular wall of the outer yoke and the outer disk of the inner yoke. An inner sleeve of the inner yoke extends into a first central opening of the outer yoke. Therefore, a high frequency of the high-frequency speaker part can pass through the inner sleeve so as to energize a central diaphragm of the low-frequency speaker part and to form a same phase as, and to output frequency synchronously with, the low-frequency speaker part. As such, the problem of intermodulation of distortion for the high and low acoustic frequencies can be solved, and that dimension of the earphone can be minimized.02-25-2010
20130034260EARPHONE - There is provided an earphone having a click unit for clicking on or to a housing of the earphone. The click unit has an ear pad and a fitment. The fitment has a first end and a second end, wherein the ear pad can be fitted on to the second end. The first end of the fitment has at least one spring element.02-07-2013
20130034258Surface Treatment for Ear Tips - An ear tip includes a body shaped to fit at least partially into the outer ear of a wearer and having a coefficient of friction greater than 2.0. The body has an outer surface having a permanent coating on at least the part shaped to fit into the outer ear with a coefficient of friction of less than 2.0.02-07-2013
20130034259EARPHONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An earphone includes an earphone housing, a speaker positioned in the earphone, and an earphone cable connected to the speaker. The earphone housing has a first housing and a second housing. The first housing forms a first connecting surface, and the second housing forms a second connecting surface. The first connecting surface and the second connecting surface abut against each other and are ultrasonically fused together, in which excess plastic is formed and arranged along a fusing line. A method of manufacturing above-described earphone is also provided. The method also includes the forming of an excess plastic arranged along a fusing line formed between the first housing and the second housing made during ultrasonic fusion, the removing of excess plastic of the earphone phone by a cutter, and the grinding of the earphone housing by a grinding device.02-07-2013
20130083956OPEN-AIR EARBUDS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - Open-air earbuds and methods for making the same are disclosed. The earbud has a neck, which is open to the ambient environment in order to improve bass response. In order to prevent debris from entering the interior of the earbud, a filter is incorporated into the neck.04-04-2013
20090304220Earphone - An earphone includes a cylindrical portion having an opening in one end and an audio output unit which outputs sound from one face. The audio output unit is fixed to the cylindrical portion such that another face is in contact with an end face of the one end of the cylindrical portion. The audio output unit and the cylindrical portion are insertable at least partially in the external auditory canal of a human being. The earphone further includes a thin-wall part provided in the cylindrical portion and a ring, made of a material of a greater specific gravity than the cylindrical portion, which is fixed to the inner surface. The ring is fixed in a position such that the ring overlaps in the axial direction of the cylindrical portion with respect to the thin-wall part.12-10-2009
20090041287Custom Earphone - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of fabricating a custom-fit earphone in which a durable flexible earpiece or retainer is molded by the user to the individual shape of their outer ear and cures to adhere and become a permanent integrated unit with a sound transducer such as an earbud.02-12-2009
20130058516CARTRIDGE FOR MANAGING EAR BUD CABLES HAVING A CONSTANT TORQUE SPRING - A cartridge for managing ear bud cables includes a housing, a hub, a spool and an ear bud cable. Rotation of the spool selectively retracts and dispenses the ear bud cables while enabling continuous audio communication between the at least one ear bud and an audio device. A motor assembly rotates the spool. The motor assembly includes a drive gear and a first storage drum, a first constant torque spring wound at least partially about the first storage drum and the drive gear for applying torque to the drive gear. The first storage drum and the drive gear are distanced from each other to enable a length of the spring to extends between the storage drum and the drive gear to apply constant torque to the drive gear. The constant torque has a variability of no more than +/−10%.03-07-2013
20130058517In-Ear Headphone with Detachable Ear Hook - This invention comprises an attachable in-ear hook to an earphone. The ear hook portion can attach to the earphone in a variety of ways, including through the use of snap features on the ear hooks in collaboration with a protrusion located on the earphone housing. Another attaching means can include where the housing is attached (permanently or not) to the ear hook and the housing is attachable/detachable to the body of the ear-phone. These attaching/detaching means allow for quick and easy installation and removal of the ear hook.03-07-2013
20090285436Earphone - An earphone projects sound into an ear having an acoustic meatus, a tragus, an intertragic notch, an anti-tragus and a canal. The earphone includes a base that is positioned proximate an outer surface of the tragus and anti-tragus when the earphone is mounted to the ear. A speaker housing at least partially contacts the acoustic meatus of the ear and includes a speaker cover positioned proximate the canal when the earphone is mounted to the ear. First and second tragus lobes extend from the base generally toward the speaker housing. The first and second tragus lobes are spaced from and positioned on generally opposite lateral sides of the speaker housing. The anti-tragus being held between the first tragus lobe and the base when the earphone is mounted to the ear and the tragus being held between the second tragus lobe and the base when the earphone is mounted to the ear.11-19-2009
20130064412EAR PHONE LISTENING DEVICE - An earphone plug for receiving sound signals, having a first headphone cord connected to the earphone plug having a first length, and a second headphone cord connected to the earphone plug having a second length is provided. A first earphone body connected to the first headphone cord is provided for converting the sound signals to audible sounds. A second earphone body, connected to the second headphone cord, is provided for converting the sound signals to audible sounds. An attachment mechanism coupled to at least a portion of the first headphone cord or the second headphone cord for securing the earphone to an article of clothing.03-14-2013
20090116677EARPHONE DEVICE - An earphone device comprises an inner casing enclosing one or more miniature drive units, and a movable cap or outer casing that moves relative to the inner casing. The inner casing has an extension member, such as a hollow post, terminating in an acoustic output port. A compressible foam bulb at least partially surrounds the extension member, and is decompressed and compressed by actuation of an adjustable member. The adjustable member may take the form, for example, of a pivoting lever, a helical cam, or a push-rod mechanism, among other things. A flange may be disposed around the periphery of the movable cap, in order to provide a seal surrounding the ear canal region. The compressible material may be gripped by the hollow extension member, and abut the movable cap or flange. Through actuation of the adjustable member, the compressible material may be decompressed and thus elongated for insertion into the wearer's ear, and may be compressed and thus widened or expanded to form an adequate seal with the wearer's ear canal region.05-07-2009
20090022353EXPANDABLE EARPIECE SEALING DEVICES AND METHODS - At least one exemplary embodiment is directed toward an earpiece with a sealing section for acoustically sealing the meatus of a human ear, which includes an inner ear canal speaker; an inner ear canal microphone; connected to a logic circuit which can include a digital signal processor (DSP), where the sealing section touches a portion of the ear canal to substantially acoustically seal the meatus of a human ear canal.01-22-2009
20110268308Partially Occluding Ergonomic Earbud Adapter - A partially occluding ergonomic earbud adapter is formed from low durometer materials. The exterior of the adapter is frustoconical and tear-drop shaped and formed with several fluted recesses which set apart finger-like flanges extending from an open base toward the tip of the adapter. The ergonomic flanges grip the inside of the ear canal as a result of elastic restoring forces of the flanges against each other and against the ear canal to form an ergonomic seal partially occluding sound from the ear canal while providing isolation. The inside wall of the adapter is formed to enclose and secure the earphone in a parabolic concavity formed by an undercut rib at the base. The cavity is abutted by a cylindrical channel extending through the adapter to an orifice at the tip to deliver high fidelity audio into a user's ear canal from the headset or another audio listening device.11-03-2011
20120114161EARBUD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - An earbud (05-10-2012
20120114160TUNABLE EARPHONE - Provided is a tunable earphone, including an earphone shell, a sound generation device and a tuning device. The earphone shell disposes a pivot hole and a number of tuning holes. The sound generation device is located in the earphone shell. The tuning device includes a tuning member and a damping body. The tuning member includes a covering body being adjustable for covering all or part of the tuning holes and a connecting rod. One end of the connecting rod is fixedly connected to the covering body, and the other end of the connecting rod extends out of the earphone shell. The damping body is placed into the corresponding tuning hole for auxiliary adjusting the pressure of the low sound inner cavity, so that the present tunable earphone can generate the different sound effect of the low frequency to satisfy the different users' needs.05-10-2012
20130163804EARPHONE WITH OPEN-CLOSE TYPE ENCLOSURE - Provided is an earphone with an open-close type enclosure in which it is possible to open or close the communicating hole of the enclosure so as to reinforce the high-pitched tones or low-pitched tones of the sound being listened to. The earphone includes a sound wave generation means 150 that generates sound waves depending on electric signals, a body 100 including an enclosure which encloses the back of the sound wave generation means, and a worn portion 200 in which a sound wave path for transmitting a sound wave to the external auditory canal is formed, and which is worn in the external auditory canal.06-27-2013
20100014700EARPIECE FOR COMMUNICATIONS - An earpiece for communications comprises a frame, a vibration system disposed in the frame and a magnetic field system disposed in the frame. The vibration system includes a vibrating armature, a diaphragm and a connecting rod. The magnetic field system includes a magnet to generate a first magnetic field on a first axis and a coil to generate a second magnetic field on a second axis. One of the magnet and the coil is connected to the frame. The first and the second magnetic fields produce a net magnetic force to cause the vibration system to move. The first axis is parallel to the second axis.01-21-2010
20090041286"Isobuds" is a pair of earbud attachments - The attachment is a single piece of injection molded PVC vinyl, soft plastic or other suitable material and is shaped similar to a funnel with ridges. The attachment is designed to fit the first generation ear bud that is still the most common type of ear bud. The attachment has a tunnel running through the middle of it so that music or media is transferred from the ear bud to the listener's ear. The larger section of the attachment fits completely around the “output” end of the ear bud. The larger section of the attachment is the receiving end or sound input end. The smaller section of the attachment fits into the outside edge of user's ear canal. This is called the output end because this is where the music or media exits the attachment. The middle section of the attachment is the transition area that bridges the larger section to the smaller section and provides stability for the entire unit. Standard ear buds are bulbous in shape and have a stem attached to the sphere, and are used to listen to a compact CD player, mp3 player, transistor radio or cell phone. The gradual transition from large to small or funnel or wedge shape allows isobuds to fit small, medium or large ear canals. The attachment allows for a snug compression fit in the listener's ear.02-12-2009
20090252366DECORATIVE AND REMOVABLE EARBUD COVER - A decorative and removable earbud cover is disclosed that can attach to earbuds, earpieces, headphones, or the like. The earbud cover includes two major components: an attachment portion and a decorative portion. The attachment portion snaps over a cylindrical earbud portion of a user's earbud such that the attachment portion grips the earbud and is prevented from falling off. A particularly preferred embodiment of the invention has the attachment portion with a tapered end which mates neatly with the contours of an iPod earbud.10-08-2009
20120099755EARPHONE MOUNTING STRUCTURE - An earphone mounting structure includes an earphone consisting of a flat base frame shell, a speaker, a cover frame shell capped and a detachable decorative cap shell, and a mounting device adapted for securing the earphone to a cap for the head of a person. The mounting device can be formed of a snap fastener, a clamping device, or pads of hook and loop materials, enabling the earphone to be conveniently and detachably fastened to the user's cap.04-26-2012
20110286621Earphone Line, Earphone Line TAKE-UP Apparatus, Earphone Assembly and Mobile Terminal - The present invention provides an earphone line, an earphone line take-up apparatus, an earphone assembly and a mobile terminal. The earphone line comprises a bullet-proof fibre, insulated conductive wires and an earphone line skin, wherein: the earphone line further comprises conductors; the insulated conductive wires are wound around the bullet-proof fibre in a spiral fashion; the earphone line skin is attached to and wrapped on a surface of the insulated conductive wires to form a layer of super-thin, flexible and wear-resistant earphone line skin; and the conductors are at two ends of the earphone line and are to be connected to output and input ends of a signal connecting apparatus and of the earphone respectively during use. The present invention further provides a method for manufacturing the earphone line. Contrary to the traditional earphone line which is bulky and stiff and easy to be broken after hundreds of times of coiling, the new type earphone line of the present invention is very fine and flexible and possible to be coiled tens of thousands of times without being broken and can meet the life time requirement for the “built-in retractable earphone”.11-24-2011
20110293130EARPHONE - An earphone comprises a trumpet unit, a hollow shield, and a guide sound tube: the shield is hollow to receive the trumpet, has a sound chamber and an opening, and the opening inclines an acute angle from the trumpet unit; the guide sound tube is disposed at the opening with an end communicating with the sound chamber and another end extending to the opening. The earphone is capable of presenting the high and low pitches completely and providing a better sound quality by way of the acute angle between the opening and the trumpet unit.12-01-2011
20090285437EARPHONE DEVICE AND SOUND GENERATING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - An external inserting meatus of user is closed with an insert earphone device in use so that it is hard that external sound penetrates into the external inserting meatus; not only an internal sound propagation path but also an external sound propagation path are formed in an inserting body of the earphone device, and an active diaphragm is provided in the inserting body so as to make the external sound propagation path closed therewith and block the external auditory meatus from the external sound; the active diaphragm is formed from electroactive polymer layer sandwiched between electrodes, and the active diaphragm is deformed in the presence of voltage so as permit the user easily to control it.11-19-2009
20090103764Removable Ear Tip for Earphone - An earphone or a removable component for use with an earphone are disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect, an improved ear tip can be provided for use with a headphone. The ear tip is suitable for in-ear operation and has a deformable outer member. The deformable outer member enables the ear tip to readily conform to a user's ear. The ear tip can also include an inner member to structurally support the outer member and to facilitate attachment to a headphone.04-23-2009
20110007930Receiver - There is provided an earphone having at least one housing (01-13-2011
20120189155Apparatus for Electrically Coupling Contacts by Magnetic Forces - A system is described that consists of components that are magnetically and electronically coupled together. The electronic coupling allows signals and power/ground to couple between the various components. The magnetic coupling allows the portable system to come apart without damaging the components when an element of a component gets unexpectedly snagged after passing an obstacle. The components can be easily collected and reassembled to reconstruct the system. Furthermore, the positioning of the magnets in the magnetic coupling provides a lock and key combination in that the pattern and anti-pattern between mating surface couplings can be designed to only allow one orientation when the units are coupled. This restriction in orientation prevents the power leads from shorting to ground or other signal leads during the reassembly thereby preventing damage to the system.07-26-2012
20120027242ADJUSTABLE EARPHONE AND EARPHONE SET - An earphone comprises an inner shell, a stem and a pivot connection. The inner shell has a generally circular periphery shaped to at least partially fit in a user's concha. The stem is mounted to the inner shell at a position spaced from a rotational center of the inner shell and supports a wire leading to the inner shell. The inner shell and the stem are rotatable relative to each other by the pivot connection to configure the earphone to fit the user's ear with the shell member positioned at least partially in the user's concha and the stem positioned exteriorly along an intertragic notch of the ear.02-02-2012
20090116676EARPHONE FOR WIDEBAND COMMUNICATION - An earphone device capable of achieving sound bandwidths beyond the 150-7000 Hz wideband range, and configured for supra-concha or supra-aural placement. The earphone comprises at least two frequency range receivers positioned within a housing. In at least one embodiment, the earphone is capable of achieving a super-wideband range by physically combining a low frequency receiver and a high frequency receiver in a space-efficient and acoustically advantageous manner.05-07-2009
20100086166Headphone - An apparatus includes a headphone. The headphone includes at least one housing; and at least one sound wave generator disposed in the housing. The sound wave generator includes at least one carbon nanotube structure.04-08-2010
20110170730Safe In-Ear Earphones - A safe in-ear earphone for radiation protection, comprises earplug heads (07-14-2011
20100098286Earphone Facility with vibration-isolated earphone - An earphone facility is proposed to reduce feedback in hearing devices with an external earphone. The earphone facility includes an earphone, which is embodied to convert electrical signals, and an earpiece, which lies snugly against the auditory canal when the earphone facility is being worn. A stem is attached to the earphone, having a smaller circumference than the smallest circumference of the earphone. Also a support element is disposed between the stem and an internal wall of the earpiece, said support element holding the stem in the earpiece in a movable manner. With this structure vibrations of the earphone are barely transmitted to the earpiece so that feedback is ultimately reduced.04-22-2010
20090141924Earpiece Device with Microphone - An earpiece device includes a housing having a sound output portion, a speaker and a microphone. The speaker disposed in the housing includes a diaphragm and a sound transmitting hole. The diaphragm is located between the sound output portion and the sound transmitting hole. The microphone is disposed in the housing and covers the sound transmitting hole. A sound wave generated within an ear canal would be received by the speaker and delivered through the sound transmitting hole to the microphone for pickup.06-04-2009
20090097689Sports Monitoring System for Headphones, Earbuds and/or Headsets - A monitoring system that can be placed proximate to the head or ear of a user is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the monitoring system can be used with headphones, earbuds or headsets. The monitoring system can, for example, be used to monitor user activity, such as during exercise or sporting activities. The positioning of the monitoring system can also facilitate sensing of other user characteristics (e.g., biometric data), such as temperature, perspiration and heart rate. The monitoring system can also be used to control a an electronic device. In one embodiment, the monitoring system facilitates user control of the electronic device using head gestures.04-16-2009
20120087533EARPHONE AND ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER - An earphone includes an earphone casing inside which a sound path that guides sound to a sound discharging hole is formed, and an acoustic transducer disposed inside the earphone casing. The acoustic transducer includes an accommodation casing having accommodated therein a yoke on which paired magnets disposed so as to face each other are mounted, a coil to which a driving current is supplied, an armature provided with a vibrating part vibrating when the driving current is supplied to the coil, the vibrating part being disposed between the paired magnets, and a diaphragm coupled to the vibrating part of the armature, a sound output hole is formed on a surface that faces a vibration surface of the diaphragm in the accommodation casing, and the acoustic transducer has the sound output hole disposed in the earphone casing so that the sound output hole is acoustically coupled to the sound path.04-12-2012
20090103763EARPHONE AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN IMPROVED SOUND EXPERIENCE - The present invention provides an earphone comprising an electro-active polymer that is adapted such that the outer circumference of a resilient member of the earphone is responsive to an electric voltage, enabling providing essentially sealing the ear canal when the resilient member of the earphone at least partly is inserted in an ear canal of a wearer. The electro-active polymer also enables an improved game and sound experience by providing by synchronizing the outer circumference of the resilient member with the electric signal provided to the earphone.04-23-2009
20100061583Earset Assembly - A wired or wireless earset assembly comprises an earset housing having a curved portion configured to fit to the top of an ear, a speaker driver contained in a speaker housing, a flexible tube having a first extension so as to be coupled with at least a part of the curved portion of the earset housing and a second extension coupled with the speaker housing, a rotatable cap containing a bud coupled with the speaker driver, a sound delivery port in the bud, a circuitry for processing an input signal in the case, and a wire in the flexible tube connecting the circuitry and the speaker driver. The structure of the assembly allows a user to wear it with great comfort and high quality acoustic performance for an extended period, enables the assembly to fit to both right and left ears by a simple rotation of the cap, and increases ease of manufacturability.03-11-2010
20100061582EARPHONE DEVICE, SOUND TUBE FORMING A PART OF EARPHONE DEVICE AND SOUND GENERATING APPARATUS - An insert earphone device includes an electro-acoustic device, an inserting body, a sound tube connected between the electro-acoustic device and the inserting body and an active valve unit provided on the sound tube, the sound tube is formed with a sound propagation path open at both ends thereof to the electro-acoustic device and the inserting body and an external sound entrance open at both end thereof to environment and the sound propagation path, and the active valve unit is formed of electroactive polymer and responsive to voltage supplied through a cable so as to close and open the external sound entrance; when a user wishes to hear external sound, the user changes the polarity of voltage so that the active valve unit is deformed for conducting the environment to the sound propagation path, whereby the user hears the external sound without removing the earphone device from the ear.03-11-2010
20080247589Earplug Earphone - An earplug earphone with a special engagement is provided. The earplug earphone includes a body and an earplug. The body has a protruding connecting portion, wherein the protruding connecting portion has a first engaging element on the inner side thereof. The earplug includes a protruding portion having a second engaging element. The earplug is fixed to the body by engagement of the engaging elements. After the protruding connecting portion is combined with the protruding portion, a buffering segment spaced apart in an appropriate distance is formed between the earplug and the body. The buffering segment has an advantage for the earplug to match different external auricles of different users and to be inserted in the ears of different users, thereby making the earplug earphone of the present invention further conform to ergonomics.10-09-2008
20130216086Moldable Earpiece System - An earpiece including an external surface having a first fixed configuration disposable within the outer ear and having a passage adapted for retention of an in ear device, the earpiece heatable to achieve a moldable condition which allows reconfiguration of the external surface by engagement with the outer ear to dispose the external surface in a second fixed configuration in greater conformity to the outer ear.08-22-2013
20090136074Earphone and the Method of Making thereof - An earphone and its method of making are disclosed. The earphone comprises a first shell and a second shell joined thereto to form a housing. A sound pressure releasing path is defined in the housing. A loudspeaker is disposed in the housing. A strain relief collar is securely clasped between the first and second shells, and the strain relief collar has an inner molded body and an outer molded body. The inner molded body having a hardness, and the outer molded body has a hardness lesser than that of the inner molded body. A cord has an end connected to the loudspeaker, a portion encompassed by the strain relief collar and a portion extended out of the strain relief collar, wherein the sound pressure releasing path allows sound air waves to exit the earphone to the atmosphere when the loudspeaker imposes sound to the ear.05-28-2009
20120087534ADJUSTABLE, DUAL SPEAKER ELEMENT IN-EAR PHONE - An adjustable, dual speaker element earphone. One of the speaker elements is sized to fit into the cavum concha of the listeners ear and the other element (is not. A hinged joint may allow the larger speaker element may be rotated about a vertical axis of the hinged joint so that the larger speaker element can be rotated towards or away from the listener's ear. The speaker elements may be connected such that sounds produced by both speaker elements emanate from different respective sound openings defined in a surface of the smaller speaker element. Also, one or both of the speaker elements may be operably connected to a hanger bar that is sized and configured to rest on an upper portion of the listener's ear.04-12-2012
20080240485Earphone integrated eartip - An integrated eartip (10-02-2008
20110228964Inflatable Bubble - An ear device having a bubble for placement approximate a user's ear canal and capable of inflation and deflation is disclosed. An inflation tube for delivering inflating air to the bubble during inflation of the bubble and an inflation source, such as a diaphonic valve, cause the bubble to extend automatically into the user's ear canal during inflation and retract from the user's ear canal during deflation. The bubble is substantially cylindrical and is comprised of a plurality of adjacently adjoined inflatable chambers. The bubble may also comprise at least one non-inflatable section interspersed therein. Where the ear device is used to convey sound to the user's ear, the device includes a sound tube positioned within the cylindrical bubble. At least one resilient member attached to a portion of the bubble, which may be a non-inflatable section of the bubble, is used to retract the bubble automatically. The ear device, equipped with a cerumen removing mechanism, may be used to clean a user's ear canal as well.09-22-2011
20110228963EARPIECE AND METHOD FOR FORMING AN EARPIECE - An earpiece is provided containing a thermal activator layer comprised of a first polymer, the thermal activator layer being separated from the tympanic membrane of the user's ear by an air gap, and an acoustical reflector layer, containing a second polymer and pigment particles, adjacent to the thermal activator layer. The earpiece may be produced by sequential introduction of various liquefied components in layers within the ear canal, with the components being cured to provide the thermal activator layer and the acoustical reflector layer.09-22-2011
20090202097EARPHONE HAVING AN ARTICULATED ACOUSTIC TUBE - An in-ear earphone has a housing in which a driver is located. An articulated acoustic tube is coupled to the housing at its near end portion. The acoustic tube has an open far end portion that is to be inserted into an ear. A hinge or pivot mechanism is formed in the tube, between the near and far end portions. An acoustic aperture formed within the mechanism acoustically couples sound pressure waves, generated by the driver, to the far end portion of the acoustic tube. Other embodiments are also described.08-13-2009
20090252367Ear Phone/Bud Lanyard - An earphone system includes an audio device that is connected via an audio chord with at least one ear-bud Also, the system includes a lanyard that is attached to the chord at a distance “L” from the ear-bud In particular, the lanyard is hung on the ear of a user to position the ear-bud at a distance “d” from the point where the lanyard is connected to the chord Importantly, the distance “L” is adjustable, and the distance “d” is less than the distance “L”10-08-2009
20110058704Equalized Earphones - An earphone includes a first acoustic chamber having a reactive element and a resistive element in a parallel configuration, a second acoustic chamber separated from the first acoustic chamber by an acoustic transducer and including a unitary port to provide both pressure equalization of the second chamber and equalization of the earphone to a predetermined frequency response, and a housing to support the apparatus from the concha of a wearer's ear and to extend the second acoustic chamber into the ear canal of the wearer's ear.03-10-2011
20110058703In-Ear Monitor with Triple Sound Bore Configuration - A multi-driver, in-ear monitor is provided that is coupleable to an external audio source, for example via a source input cable or a wireless receiver. A circuit, for example comprising a passive or active crossover circuit, receives the electrical signal from the external audio source and provides separate input signals to the drivers contained within the in-ear monitor. A plurality of discrete sound delivery tubes acoustically couple the audio output from each of the drivers to the acoustic output surface of the in-ear monitor. The in-ear monitor may be configured as a custom fit IEM or configured to accept a removable eartip.03-10-2011
20110058702In-Ear Monitor with Concentric Sound Bore Configuration - A multi-driver, in-ear monitor is provided that is coupleable to an external audio source, for example via a source input cable or a wireless receiver. A circuit, for example comprising a passive or active crossover circuit, receives the electrical signal from the external audio source and provides separate input signals to the drivers contained within the in-ear monitor. A plurality of sound delivery tubes acoustically couple the audio output from each of the drivers to the acoustic output surface of the in-ear monitor. The in-ear monitor may be configured as a custom fit IEM or configured to accept a removable eartip. The plurality of sound delivery tubes may be comprised of a pair of concentric tubes; a pair of concentric tubes and a discrete tube; or three concentric tubes.03-10-2011
20100239114EAR CANAL FITTING UNIT AND BIOLOGICAL SIGNAL MEASURING DEVICE - Disclosed herein is an ear canal fitting unit including: a tube configured to be capable of being inserted into an ear canal; an electrode configured to have flexibility and be so disposed along an outer circumferential surface of the tube that a predetermined gap is formed between the electrode and an inner surface of the ear canal; pressing means for deforming the electrode in such a direction as to get away from the outer circumferential surface of the tube and pressing the electrode against the inner surface of the ear canal; and suppressing means for suppressing push-back of the electrode pressed against the inner surface of the ear canal.09-23-2010
20120243726EARPHONE - An earphone is disclosed. The earphone comprises an external auditory meatus insertion member, a casing and a driver unit. The external auditory meatus insertion member has a part which is insertable into an external auditory meatus. The external auditory meatus insertion member is detachable from the casing. The driver unit is disposed within the casing to generate sounds. The the external auditory meatus insertion member further includes an elastically deformable soft insertion member and a highly rigid hard insertion member.09-27-2012
20120140975METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE OF A MULTI-TRANSDUCER EARPIECE AND A MULTI-TRANSDUCER EARPIECE - There is provided a method for optimizing performance of a multi-transducer earpiece, where the multi-transducer earpiece includes a perpendicular flange that partitions the cross sectional area of the acoustic delivery channel in a manner where mixing of signals from both the high frequency transducer and the mid/low frequency transducer is carried out in the ear canal of a user during reproduction of audio signals.06-07-2012
20100061581Sound producing device - A sound producing device comprising a sound producing member adapted to fit at an entrance of an ear canal of a user's ear, and a hooking member pivotable about the sound producing member between a first configuration wherein the hooking member is hooked to the user's ear, and a second configuration wherein the hooking member is unhooked from the user's ear. The hooking member comprising a cord holder pivotable at a first end about the sound producing member, and a cord held by the cord holder at a second end of the cord holder. The cord is shaped in a manner such that it curves from the front of the user's ear to the back of the user's ear in the first configuration, wherein the cord holder has a substantially larger cross-sectional area compared with the cross-sectional area of the cord for aiding the user to grip onto the cord holder during use of the sound producing device.03-11-2010
20130129137Double Earphone Structure and Electronic Device - The present invention provides a double earphone structure and an electronic device. The double earphone structure comprises a primary earphone assembly having a primary earphone rod, and a secondary earphone assembly having a secondary earphone rod which can be in snapping connection with the primary earphone rod. When desired in use, the secondary earphone rod is detached from the primary earphone rod, and the primary earphone receiver and the secondary earphone receiver can be used simultaneously so as to obtain dual-channel, stereo effect. When not in use, the secondary earphone rod is connected with the primary earphone rod via a snapping structure, so it is convenient to retract the double earphone structure into an earphone cable retracting means.05-23-2013
20110176700EARPHONE DEVICE AND EARPHONE DEVICE MAIN BODY - An earphone device includes a case main body, a sound conduit, and an ear tip. The sound conduit is formed in a substantially tubular shape and protrudes from the case main body. The sound conduit has a flange disposed at the end on the opposite side from the case main body, and a first restrictor disposed between the flange and the case main body. The ear tip has a ring part formed of a resilient material and configured to be engaged to the sound conduit. The ear tip is configured to be in a first state in which movement in the direction of removal from the sound conduit is restricted by the flange, and is configured to be in a second state in which movement in the direction of removal from the sound conduit is restricted by the first restrictor.07-21-2011
20120243725EARPHONE - An earphone is disclosed. The earphone comprises an external auditory meatus insertion member, a casing and a driver unit. At least a part of the external auditory meatus insertion member is insertable into an external auditory meatus. The external auditory meatus insertion member is attached to the casing. The driver unit is disposed within the casing to generate sounds. The casing includes a front space formed in front of the driver unit, a sound guide hole in communication with the front end of the front space to cause sounds to impinge on the external auditory meatus, and a rear space formed in the rear of the driver unit.09-27-2012
20130136294EARPHONES - An earphone having an acoustically transparent passage with a moveable cover for controlling the amount of ambient sound transmitted to a listener's ear canal. In the fully closed position, the cover prevents or restricts ambient sound from reaching the listener's ear canal. In an open position the cover allows entry of the ambient sound into the listener's ear canal, increasing the listener's safety during situations requiring awareness of external sounds, and allows participation in conversations and the like. Optionally, the cover exposes or hides and indicator to the onlooker when it is moved, allowing the onlooker to see the state of the device.05-30-2013
20100303275Earpiece and Method for Securing a Device Within the Ear - There is described an earpiece for securing a device within an individual's ear comprising a body made from resilient material and means for attaching the earpiece to the device to form an earpiece assembly, wherein the earpiece body is compressible to allow insertion of the earpiece assembly into the ear and the earpiece body is expandable to substantially fill the individual's auricular cavity. The invention has particular utility for securing an earphone or earplug in the ear. A method for manufacturing the earpiece is also provided.12-02-2010
20100322453CANALPHONES - Provided is an insertion type earphone, in which a receiver unit (12-23-2010
20100322454Inflatable Ear Device - A diaphonic valve utilizing the principle of the Synthetic Jet is disclosed herein. A diaphonic valve pump is provided for the inflation of an in-ear balloon. More complex embodiments of the present invention include stacks of multiple synthetic jets generating orifices as well as an oscillating, thin polymer membrane. In one or more embodiments of the present invention, a novel application is provided for the creation of static pressure to inflate or to deflate an inflatable member (balloon). In addition, sound can be utilized to inflate or deflate an inflatable member in a person's ear for the purpose of listening to sound.12-23-2010
20110038503EARPHONE - An earphone including a housing, a moving coil speaker, and a balance armature speaker is provided. The housing has an accommodating space and a single sound conducting channel connected to the accommodating space. The moving coil speaker and the balance armature speaker are disposed in the accommodating space of the housing, and sounds generated by the moving coil speaker and the balance armature speaker are output together through the single sound conducting channel. The earphone is characterized by soft bass from the moving coil speaker and a smooth frequency response curve from the balance armature speaker.02-17-2011
20110044487INTERCONNECTING EARPHONES - Various embodiments are directed to earphones, earphone assemblies, and methods of using the same. Further, these embodiments provide earphones that can releasably interconnect in a compact configuration that also reduces the likelihood that the earphone wires or cords will become entangled. By way of example, in at least one embodiment, an earphone can comprise a housing including a channel defined therein and a wire stem extending from the housing. The channel may be sized and configured to releasably retain a wire stem portion from another earphone. These and other various embodiments are described herein.02-24-2011
20110110553Headset - A headset including first and second ear assemblies, each ear assembly including a rear limb, a front limb, a transducer carried on the front limb, and an earpiece extending from the front limb. The rear limb is configured to locate behind a user's ear and the front limb is configured to extend around an upper portion of the user's ear and locate the earpiece in or near an ear canal of the user. The headset further includes a flexible elongate housing configured to house one or more equipment modules, the housing configured to fit conformingly around a nape region of the user's neck when the headset is worn. Each ear assembly is connected to the housing and/or the equipment modules by an elastic strap.05-12-2011
20120243724EAR PAD AND EARPHONE HAVING THE SAME - An ear pad is made of a deformable material and mounted on an earphone, at least a tip of which is insertable into an ear. The ear pad comprises a cylindrical body portion and an elastically deformable portion. The cylindrical body portion has a sound guide hole formed therein, being adapted to cause a sound to impinge on the ear. The deformable portion is connected to a tip of the body portion and spreads from the tip toward a rear end of the body portion, and includes a plurality of slit-shaped openings radially extending therefrom. The body portion includes grooves axially extending therefrom, corresponding to the openings in the outer peripheral surface of the body portion. Each opening overlaps with a corresponding groove in cases where the elastically deformable portion is deformed and pressed against the outer peripheral surface of the body portion.09-27-2012
20090214072Earpiece Sealing System - At least one exemplary embodiment is directed toward an earphone device with a sealing section for acoustically sealing the meatus of a human ear, which includes an inner ear canal speaker; an inner ear canal microphone; connected to a logic circuit which can include a digital signal processor (DSP), where a sealant operatively attached to an outer section of the earphone acoustically seals the meatus of a human ear canal.08-27-2009
20090214071In-Ear Earphone with Cushioning Member - An in-ear canal earphone includes a torus-shaped cushioning member defining an aperture therethrough. An audio housing is connected to the cushioning member such that the cushioning member is movable between a first position, in which the housing extends generally away from the cushioning member, and a second position, in which a portion of the housing extends through the aperture for insertion into an ear canal.08-27-2009
20090202098Occluding Earbud System and Method - An earbud is disclosed for use in a user's ear. The earbud includes an ear pad shaped to engage the concha of the ear and an audio driver coupled to the ear pad. When the earbud is installed in the user's ear the ear pad substantially occludes, or closes up the concha of the user's ear. Thus ambient noise is significantly attenuated before reaching the user's ear canal. Also, the earbud is supported primarily by the ear pad resting in the concha.08-13-2009
20090052718Headphone Device - A headphone device includes a pair of headphone units composed of a left headphone unit and a right headphone unit, a band section that is attached to the left headphone unit and the right headphone unit, and arranged so as to be positioned at the back of a head, a headphone cord attached to the left headphone unit or the right headphone unit, and a headphone cord attaching section that freely changes a branch point of the band section and the headphone cord by moving along the band section in a freely sliding manner in order to place the headphone cord along the band section to integrate the headphone cord and the band section with each other.02-26-2009
20090052717SOLAR PANEL WITH BLUETOOTH EARPHONE - An solar panel with bluetooth earphone connects with a handhold communicated apparatus. The solar panel with the bluetooth earphone comprises: an earphone, a supplying-saving power part, a cover, a solar part, a sounder and a reception part. The earphone has a topside, a bottom side, and a container. The cover is above the topside that has a hole. The solar part that accepts an optical energy that transforms an electric power is above the hole. The supplying-saving power part that electrically connects with the solar power to save the electric power is inside the container. The sounder that connects with the supplying-saving power part electrically is above the bottom side. The sounder is sent a ring signal by the electric power. The sounder that electrically connects with the supplying-saving power part is above the bottom side. The sounder accepts an audio signal by the electric power.02-26-2009
20110081037EARPHONE DEVICE HAVING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASURING APPARATUS - An earphone device having a biological information measuring apparatus, structured to facilitate insertion into a user's ear or to absorb vibration generated by external movement before or after the insertion. To this end, the earphone device includes a speaker portion, a sensor housing rotatably coupled with the speaker portion, a shaft provided in the speaker portion and the sensor housing to couple the speaker portion with the sensor housing such that the speaker portion and the sensor housing rotate together, a support housing coupled with the shaft to pass the shaft therethrough, the support housing supporting rotation of the speaker portion and the sensor housing, and a stopper portion provided in the shaft and the support housing to rotate the speaker portion and the sensor housing and then stop them before or after insertion into a user's ear, thereby facilitating the insertion or urging the speaker portion to contact the user's ear.04-07-2011
20110069858ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device including a body and an earphone is provided. One end of the body has an earplug-accommodating opening and a power-supplying terminal. The earphone has an earplug and a power-charging terminal. The earplug is accommodated in the earplug-accommodating opening, and the power-charging terminal is electrically connected to the power-supplying terminal.03-24-2011
20120201413MODULE FOR CONTAINING AN EARPIECE FOR AN AUDIO DEVICE - A module for containing an earpiece for an audio device, the earpiece having at least one protruding electrical contact. The module comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being opposable and forming a cavity sized to accommodate an earpiece. The module further comprises at least one electrical contact within the cavity, on one of the first portion and the second portion. The electrical contact is positioned to engage a protruding electrical contact of the earpiece positioned within the cavity.08-09-2012
20110249855Earphone - An earphone has a main body, a first tube portion that protrudes from the main body in a first direction, a speaker unit provided at a protruding top of the first tube portion, and a second tube portion that protrudes from the main body in a second direction that is different from the first direction. The second tube portion communicates with the first tube portion through the main body. The speaker unit is provided with a space at one side thereof. The space is formed in the first and second tube portions and extends from the protruding top of the first tube portion to a protruding top of the second tube portion through the main body.10-13-2011
20120070028Earphone system, apparatus, and method for enhancing personal safety - An earphone system, apparatus, and method enables a user to simultaneously receive auditory stimuli from an earphone-based source and at least one secondary source thereby enhancing a user's personal safety while listening to earphone-based auditory stimuli. At least one primary earphone device having a loudspeaker is positioned adjacent the user's ear so as to allow aural perception of other, non-earphone-based auditory information or stimuli. In a preferred embodiment, an earphone device is both removably fastened and adjustable relative to underlying support structure so as to more properly direct earphone-based auditory stimuli toward the user's ear.03-22-2012
20110164777EARPHONE - An earphone 07-07-2011
20100246879Deformable Ear Tip for Earphone and Method Therefor - A removable component for use with an earphone is disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect, an improved ear tip can be provided for use with a headphone. The ear tip is suitable for in-ear operation and can have a cosmetic deformable outer member. The deformable outer member can enable the ear tip to readily conform to a user's ear. The ear tip can also include an inner member to structurally support the outer member and to facilitate attachment to a headphone. Methods for forming such ear tips are also disclosed.09-30-2010
20100246878EAR BUD EARPHONE WITH VARIABLE NOISE ISOLATION, A CUSHION FOR AN EAR BUD EARPHONE AND A CORRESPONDING METHOD - There is provided an insert ear bud earphone with variable noise isolation. The earphone includes a housing with a serpentine channel which is able to contain at least one transducer in a main body of the housing; and a cushion which contacts a user's ear canal wall, the cushion being mounted on the serpentine channel. There is preferably at least one opening in either the housing or the cushion which causes leakage and allows ambient noise to enter the user's ear canal. There is also provided a cushion for an insert ear bud earphone. Finally, there is provided a method to enable variable noise isolation in an insert ear bud earphone comprising an inclusion of at least one opening in either a housing of the earphone or a cushion mounted on the earphone which causes leakage and allows ambient noise to enter a user's ear canal.09-30-2010
20120121119In-Ear Monitor with Concentric Sound Bore Configuration - A in-ear monitor is provided that is coupleable to an external audio source and that may be configured as a custom fit IEM or configured to accept a removable eartip, the in-ear monitor including at least two drivers and at least two concentric sound delivery tubes that acoustically couple the audio output from each of the drivers to the acoustic output surface of the in-ear monitor.05-17-2012
20110135136CUSTOMIZED EARPHONE - An earphone and method for forming the same are provided. The earphone includes an earphone housing, a speaker, and an earcap. The earphone housing includes a speaker mounting portion. The speaker is fixed to the earphone housing, and has a cable that passes through the body and is drawn from the body. The earcap is installed to at least partially enclose the speaker and the housing, and has at least one speaker sound emitting hole therein. The earcap is made of a material that solidifies after a predetermined time elapses, and is manufactured by inserting the material into an ear of a user, and then solidifying the material such that it is suited for a shape of the ear of the user.06-09-2011
20100166245EARPHONE DEVICE AND SOUND GENERATING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - An inserting type earphone device is broken down into a signal-to-sound converter, an ear pad to be inserted into an acoustic meatus of user, a sound tube provided between the signal-to-sound converter and the ear pad and a switching mechanism provided in association with the sound tube and ear pad, and a sound hole, which is formed in the sound tube for connecting a sound propagation hole to the outside, is open to and closed with the switching mechanism; the switching mechanism makes the sound hole open and closed through rotation thereof around the sound tube so that the ear pad is not inclined in the acoustic meatus during the rotation, whereby the ear pad is not dropped off from the acoustic meatus.07-01-2010
20100158302Headset - A headset with an elongated housing is provided with an in ear speaker that is suspended from the elongated housing so that it may assume a stowed position in which the in ear speaker is substantially in line with the elongated housing and may assume a deployed position in which the in ear speaker is disposed sidewards from said elongated housing. The in ear speaker may be suspended from the elongated housing by an arm, such as a simple arm or a parallel arm mechanism.06-24-2010
20110051981In-Ear Earphone - An earphone device converts electric signals to audible sound. The earphone includes a first electroacoustic transducer and a second electroacoustic transducer. A separating part of the earphone is positioned between the second transducer and a sound opening of a plug area of the earphone. The separating part forms a barrier between a first sound path for the first transducer and a second sound path for the second transducer. The first sound path comprises a substantially annular cross-section disposed around the second sound path. The earphone includes a filter disk arranged in the sound opening, in which an acoustic friction is provided for each of the first and second sound paths.03-03-2011
20110051980AUDITORY CANAL EARPHONE - There is provided an auditory canal earphone comprising a housing (03-03-2011
20110051979Headphone Ear Tips with Sound Conduit Mounting Structure - An ear tip comprised of two or more contiguous materials, in combination with sound conduit structure comprised of one or more rigid materials, wherein the ear tip mounts upon said sound conduit structure.03-03-2011
20110051978EARPHONE WITH DETACHABLE COVERS - An earphone includes a shell and a speaker in the shell. The shell includes a front cover and a rear cover joined with the front cover. One of the front and rear covers has a protrusion extending out toward the other one of the front and rear covers, and the other of the front and rear shells defines a fixing groove facing the protrusion. The protrusion is engaged in the fixing groove to join the front and rear covers together.03-03-2011
20110051977Ear Canal Microphone - An earpiece carrying a microphone and a transmitter is disclosed. The earpiece is adapted to position the microphone within a canal of an ear of a wearer.03-03-2011
20100020998HEADSET WEARING MODE BASED OPERATION - Methods and apparatuses for headset wearing mode based operation are presented. A headset system includes a first earbud and a second earbud. One or both earbuds have a detector which indicates whether the earbud is donned or doffed. Operation of the headset is modified based on the donned or doffed status of the earbuds.01-28-2010
20090034775IN-EAR ADAPTER FOR EARBUDS - An adapter for attaching to an earphone includes a sleeve capable attaching the adapter to the earphone and an ear portion including a tubular sidewall having a first end attached to the sleeve and a second end opposite the first end. In one embodiment, the tubular sidewall includes an outer surface and a plurality of fins extending outwardly from the outer surface. In another embodiment, the tubular sidewall has an inner surface defining an air channel extending through the sidewall, and the inner surface has a twin cone shape including a converging cone portion extending from the first end and a diverging cone portion extending from the converging cone portion to the second end. In one embodiment, the adapter includes both a plurality of fins, and a twin cone air channel.02-05-2009
20120308069Apparatus and System for Playing Audio Signals from an Audio Source - An apparatus and system to play audio signals from an audio source is disclosed. The apparatus is positionable within a fistula defining a channel extending through a pinna of an ear of a user from a first surface of the pinna to a second surface of the pinna such that the channel extends through an entire width of the pinna. The apparatus includes a housing, a speaker, and an audio signal receiving member. The housing is positionable within the channel in the ear of the user and includes an enclosure defining a speaker receiving space. The speaker is positioned within the speaker receiving space. In an engaged position, at least a portion of the speaker is positioned within the channel in the ear of the user. The audio signal receiving member is electrically coupled to the speaker and is communicably coupleable with the audio source.12-06-2012
20110007929EARBUDS WITH ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION - To avoid undesirable electrostatic discharge events while maintaining low leakage currents, earbuds may be provided with controlled electrostatic discharge paths. The discharge paths may include discrete components such as resistors or more distributed resistive components such as resistive elastomers. A resistive elastomer may be incorporated into an interior portion of an earbud between an earbud housing structure and a ground path. A resistive elastomer may also be used in forming an ear bud tip.01-13-2011
20110305361ENCLOSURE AND ACOUSTIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - The present disclosure relates to an acoustic device. The acoustic device includes an enclosure and a speaker enclosed by the enclosure. The enclosure includes a magnesium based composite material. The magnesium based composite material includes a magnesium based metal matrix and nanoparticles dispersed therein. The present disclosure also relates to an earphone.12-15-2011
20120039500Earpiece Positioning and Retaining - A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end. The outer leg lies in a plane. The positioning and retaining structure have a stiffness that is greater when force is applied to the attachment end in a counterclockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg than when force is applied to the attachment end in a clockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg. The positioning and retaining structure position an earpiece associated with the earpiece in a users ear and retains the earpiece in its position.02-16-2012
20090232341IN-EAR EARPHONE - An earphone device converts electric signals to audible sound. The device includes an outer area configured to receive a power source. A plug area adjacent to the outer area may be configured to fit within a user's auditory canal. A dynamic transducer reproduces a predetermined frequency spectrum for the user. A sound channel terminating at an output of the dynamic transducer encloses the second transducer.09-17-2009
20120039501EARPIECE POSITIONING AND RETAINING - The earpiece includes an electronics module for wirelessly receiving incoming audio signals from an external source. The earpiece further includes a positioning and retaining structure comprising at least an outer leg and an inner leg, each of the outer leg and inner leg being attached at an attachment end to the body and attached at a joined end to each other. The outer leg lies in a plane. The positioning and retaining structure is substantially stiffer in one direction than in another. In its intended position, one of the two legs contacts the anti-helix at the rear of the concha, the joined end is under the anti-helix; a planar portion of the body contacts the concha; and a portion of the body is under the anti-tragus02-16-2012
20120039502FILM-TYPE AUDIO OUTPUT APPARATUS - A film-type audio output apparatus includes an audio output device, at least one speaker unit, and at least one film. The at least one speaker unit is positioned at any side of the audio output device. The speaker unit can be an embedded speaker unit. The at least one film can be positioned at any or more places of an inner side and an outer side of the audio output device. When the speaker unit of the audio output device releases sound, the film positioned on the audio output device can get vibration of the sound so that the inside of the audio output device can generate resonance. Thus, the audio output apparatus can generate softer undertone and wider diapason.02-16-2012
20110317864Earphone - Solution Means: Earphone 12-29-2011
20120045083ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device includes a host and an earphone. The host includes a application module, the earphone includes at least one speaker, and at least one vibrator. The host generates a first vibration signal according to an original audio signal from the application module, and sends the original audio signal and the first vibration signal to the earphone. The earphone generates a second vibration signal according to the original audio signal, sends the first vibration signal and the second vibration signal to the at least one vibrator, and sends the original audio signal to the at least one earphone speaker. The electronic device may also generate audio signals according to an original vibration signal from the application module.02-23-2012
20120057740Security and protection device for an ear-mounted audio amplifier or telecommunication instrument - A security and protection device for an ear-mounted audio amplifier or telecommunication instrument. The device includes a resilient water-pervious hollow sleeve sized and shaped to snugly conform to the shape of an audio amplifier or telecommunication instrument having an earpiece insertable in to the ear of a user when the sleeve is slid over the instrument. The sleeve has a top opening at a top end of the sleeve and a bottom opening at an opposite bottom end of the sleeve. The bottom opening is sized to snugly receive the instrument into the hollow sleeve so as to substantially completely cover the instrument when journalled in the sleeve. The top opening is sized to snugly receive through the top opening a corresponding upper end of the instrument. The upper end of the instrument is connected to the instrument earpiece.03-08-2012
20120008814EARPHONE ASSEMBLY - An earphone assembly for an in-ear listening device is disclosed. The earphone assembly has an inner housing comprising a nozzle, configured to receive a sleeve for placement into a user's ear, and a balanced armature motor assembly. The balanced armature motor assembly is mounted in the inner housing so as to form an acoustical seal between the inner housing and the balanced armature motor assembly. The earphone assembly also includes an outer housing configured to receive the inner housing. The inner housing can comprise a recess for receiving a paddle of the balanced armature motor assembly. Alternatively, the outer housing can be formed with a nozzle for receiving a sleeve for placement into a user's ear canal, and the inner housing can comprise a spout, which is received in a recess in the outer housing.01-12-2012
20120207337VENTED IN-THE-EAR HEADPHONE - A vented tip for in-the-ear headphones has a core portion to be mounted to a sound output tube of an in-the-ear earphone and a flange portion extending outward from and surrounding the core portion. The vented tip has a) an outer portion formed in the flange portion that is to be in contact with, and thereby form a seal with, a user's ear canal, and b) an inner portion spaced inwards from the outer portion to thereby not form the seal with the user's ear canal. The inner portion has a calibrated perforation or hole formed therein. Other embodiments that may help reduce bone conduction effects are also described and claimed.08-16-2012
20120155692WIRED EARPHONE - An exemplary earphone includes a shell, a speaker received in the shell and a wire electrically connecting with the speaker. The shell defines a sound cavity therein. The speaker is received in the sound cavity. The shell further defines a wire passage therein. The wire passage communicates with the sound cavity. The wire is inserted into the sound cavity through the wire passage. The earphone further includes a sealing assembly coupled with the shell. The sealing assembly seals the wire passage from the outside environment.06-21-2012
20120155690EARPHONE - An earphone includes a basket defining a through hole. A leading wire board fixed underneath the basket has a pair of solder foils on a bottom surface thereof. A magnet unit is located in the basket with the through hole adjacent to a side edge of the magnet unit. A diaphragm is arranged on the basket and over the magnet unit. A voice coil is fixed to a bottom of the diaphragm and surrounding the magnet unit. The voice coil has two leading wires. Each leading wire passes through the through hole of the basket and further bends to solder with the corresponding solder foils of the leading wire board.06-21-2012
20120155691WIRED EARPHONE - An exemplary earphone includes a shell, a speaker received in the shell and a wire electrically connecting with the speaker. The shell defines a sound cavity and a wire passage therein. The sound cavity and the wire passage communicate with each other. The speaker is received in the sound cavity. The wire is inserted into the sound cavity through the wire passage. The earphone further includes a mounting sleeve. The mounting sleeve defines a mounting hole therein. The mounting sleeve is mounted in the wire passage of the shell. The wire is fixed in the mounting hole of the mounting sleeve.06-21-2012
20110103637Earphone with a Movable Push Rod Structure - This invention relates to an earphone with a movable push rod structure, which comprising a housing, a sound-emitting unit assembled inside of the housing, and a sound duct connected to the sound-emitting unit for sound transmission, and an earplug connected to the sound duct, with an air duct assembled on the housing for the flow of air inside and outside the earphone, as well as a movable push rod assembled inside the housing and connected with the housing for adjusting air flow condition of the air duct. A completely sealed earphone can be achieved when the push rod is pushed to ii block the air duct, or an open earphone can be achieved when the push rod is separated from the air duct. This invention has advantages of convenient and flexible regulation of sound modes of the earphones, which can be applied to users who have different requirements for sounds, and also a broader range of applications.05-05-2011
20110103636ADJUSTABLE, DUAL SPEAKER ELEMENT IN-EAR PHONE - An adjustable, dual speaker element earphone. One of the speaker elements is sized to fit into the cavum concha of the listener's ear and the other element (is not. A hinged joint may allow the larger speaker element may be rotated about a vertical axis of the hinged joint so that the larger speaker element can be rotated towards or away from the listener's ear. The speaker elements may be connected such that sounds produced by both speaker elements emanate from different respective sound openings defined in a surface of the smaller speaker element. Also, one or both of the speaker elements may be operably connected to a hanger bar that is sized and configured to rest on an upper portion of the listener's ear.05-05-2011
20120128192EARPIECE SYSTEM - An earbud adapter or in-ear monitor includes an Ear Interface that fits the human ear and further permits the wearer of these devices to adjust parameters of the fit. In additional aspects, the Ear Interface portion of these devices permits the user to adjust the transmission of ambient sound. The Ear Interface portion also allows the user to change ornamentation.05-24-2012
20110182457IN-EAR EARPHONE WITH CAPACITIVE SENSING FUNCTION - An in-ear earphone with a capacitive sensing function is provided. The earphone includes a case, a speaker, a circuit board, and a capacitive sensing unit. The case has an extension tube and an accommodating portion. An ear tip is sleeved on the extension tube. The accommodating portion accommodates the speaker, the circuit board, and the capacitive sensing unit. A sound emitting surface of the speaker faces the extension tube. The circuit board is electrically connected to the speaker, and a sensing chip is disposed on the circuit board. The capacitive sensing unit includes a sensor and a conducting element. The sensor is electrically connected to the sensing chip through the conducting element. When the extension tube is inserted into an ear canal of a user, the sensor returns a sensing signal to the sensing chip, and the sensing chip sends a control signal to control sound output of the speaker.07-28-2011
20090110227Earphone earbud stabilizer - A springy or malleable conformable wire or wirelike stabilizer structure attached to an earbud microphone or earphone that maintains maximal contact with the wall structures of the ear around the wall of the concha region of the ear and the wall under the overhang of the helix providing a secure hold within the ear preventing easy dislodgement of an earbud device without visible means of an earhook.04-30-2009
20120314896Retractable Audio Cord Device - A retractable audio cord device comprising a housing to contain a plurality of internal components; a retraction button attached to the surface of the housing, where the retraction button activates a spool within the housing; a set of receivers around an edge of the housing, where the set of receivers enable a set of cords to extend and retract from the housing; a pair of earphone cords extending from the set of receivers, where the pair of earphone cords retract into the housing and wraps around the spool when the retraction button is pressed; a pair of earbuds attached to the earphone cords; a connection cord extending from the set of receivers, where the connection cord retracts into the housing and wraps around the spool when the retraction button is pressed and where the connection cord includes a connector to attach the retractable audio cord device to an audio device.12-13-2012
20120134524METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SOUND PRODUCTION - Electrical signals corresponding to sound are received at a wire, and sound is generated at a speaker connected to the wire. The sound is resonated in a cavity of a shell housing the speaker, and then passed along a transmission tube toward a pinna of a user's ear without directing the sound directly toward the user's ear canal.05-31-2012
20120163649INSERT EARPHONE USING A MOVING COIL DRIVER - Certain embodiments provide an insert earphone assembly. The insert earphone assembly may include a transducer adapted to convert electrical signals into sound energy. The insert earphone assembly may also include a main sound channel adapted for communicating the sound energy to a user. The insert earphone assembly may also include a plurality of one or more damping elements, one or more auxiliary volumes, and one or more auxiliary ducts. The plurality of the one or more damping elements, the one or more auxiliary volumes, and the one or more auxiliary ducts may be adapted to absorb sound from the main sound channel to modify at least one insertion response.06-28-2012
20120163648EARPHONE SYSTEM - An earphone system comprising an ear canal portion with an interior surface having a logarithmic spiral taper shape, a base portion, and a speaker, wherein the ear canal portion and the base portion detachably engage to hold the speaker between and within the ear canal portion and the base portion. In some embodiments, the logarithmic spiral taper shape may further be a golden spiral taper shape, a Fibonacci spiral taper shape, or a cochleal taper shape.06-28-2012
20120230531HEADPHONES HOLDER WITH INDICIA OF STORED VALUE - The present invention is a headset holder coupled with indicia of stored value. The indicia of stored value may be printed or painted on, or otherwise permanently coupled to, the holder itself, or may be included in a stored value or gift card that is attached to the holder. The headset holder and the stored value card may be constructed from a single sheet of plastic; in such embodiments, separation of the stored value card from the headset holder may be supported by a scoreline in the plastic material. The headset holder may have a spool and two grips. One grip may be configured to secure earphones and the other grip may be configured to secure a jack of the headset. The spool may be configured for winding headset wire. The holder may be configured to hold primarily an earbud headset. The grips may extend or protrude from a central portion, or body of the holder. The spool may also extend from the body. The holder may display an image, such as the image of a creature or plant. The image may depict the grips as hands of a displayed creature. The image may depict the spool as the head of the creature.09-13-2012
20120076341EARPHONE - The earphone includes a driver unit; a housing accommodating the driver unit, the housing having a front face serving as a sound emitting surface and a bowl shaped rear face; a hollow casing provided separately from the housing, the casing being configured to increase an internal volume adjacent to the rear side of a vibrating plate and to reduce the back pressure of the vibrating plate; and a connecting channel connecting the rear face of the housing and the casing such that the housing is in communication with the internal space of the casing, in which the housing includes a sound emitting tube protruding from the front face thereof so as to be fitted into an external auditory meatus.03-29-2012
20120177242EAR CANAL DEVICE RETENTION MEANS - The invention regards an ear canal device and a retainer strip, whereby the ear canal device has a distal part for extending into the ear canal and facing the tympanic membrane and a proximal part extending towards the ear canal opening, wherein the proximal part of the ear canal device comprises an opening extending transversely through the ear canal device, and where a retaining strip is arranged with a first end thereof arranged to be fastened in the opening and a second end arranged to lie resiliently against the inside of the concha for exerting a retaining force on the ear canal device.07-12-2012
20120177241IN-EAR EARPHONE - An in-ear earphone has a shell including an upper shell and a lower shell cooperating with the upper shell to define a resonance space for receiving a loudspeaker. A plurality of damping objects are made of different elastic and compressible materials. A group of first adjusting elements are capable of being replaceablely assembled to the lower shell for receiving external sound signals. Each first adjusting element defines a receiving fillister and a sound hole connected with the receiving fillister. Each first adjusting element has one damping object disposed in the receiving fillister and further disposed between the sound hole and the resonance space. A group of second adjusting elements are capable of being replaceablely assembled to the upper shell for transmitting the sound signals out. Each second adjusting element defines a receiving cavity for receiving one of the damping objects therein and makes it face to the resonance space.07-12-2012
20090147981In-ear headphones - An earphone is disclosed that is used in connection with reproducing audio sounds that are supplied from an audio-frequency source. The earphone includes a housing that includes a boot assembly positioned in the housing. A first audio driver is positioned in the boot assembly such that a first output of the first audio driver is in acoustic communication with a mixing chamber. A second audio driver is also positioned in the boot assembly such that a second output of the second audio driver is in acoustic communication with a chamber in the boot assembly. A tubular needle is positioned in the boot assembly having a first end in acoustic communication with the chamber and a second end in acoustic communication with the mixing chamber.06-11-2009
20100008531Fabricating Method for Earphone - A fabricating method for an earphone includes the steps of: providing a front case and a speaker, the front case having a plurality of securing holes and a accommodating space, the speaker being disposed in the accommodating space; electrically connecting an earphone wire to the speaker; providing a rear case and securing the rear case onto the front case by making use of a plurality of fasteners penetrating through the rear case and fitted into the securing holes of the front case, and thereby the speaker is fixed in the accommodating space by the stop effect of the rear case; and buckling a protecting cover on the rear case to cover the fasteners. The fabricating method can make the produced earphone to be more reliable and thus can effectively avoid from being disassembled caused by an external force or unexpected falling, and therefore the internal components thereof can be effectively protected from damage.01-14-2010
20120257780EARPHONE STRUCTURE WITH NO-SECTION-DIFFERENCE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An earphone structure with no-section-difference design is provided, including an earphone casing, a transmission wire and a strain relief thereof. The earphone casing has a joining end to join with a joining section of the transmission wire The strain relief is formed at where the earphone casing and the transmission wire are joined. Along from the earphone casing to the transmission wire, diameter of the strain relief decreases progressively to a same diameter with that of the transmission wire, thereby providing a no-section-difference exterior look thereof between the strain relief and the transmission wire.10-11-2012
20090034774Earbud Assembly and Method of Decorating an Earbud Assembly - An earbud assembly and associated method of decorating an earbud assembly are provided. The assembly generally includes a housing configured to be inserted at least partially into an ear and an electro-acoustic transducer disposed in the housing to receive electrical signals and convert the electrical signals into sounds. The housing defines a male connector that extends from a side of the housing and is configured to receive a female connector thereon so that the male connector is disposed in a cavity of the female connector and engages the female connector, thereby securing to the housing a decorative accessory that is fixedly attached to the female connector.02-05-2009
20120082336EARPHONE SLEEVE ASSEMBLY HAVING INTEGRAL BARRIER - An apparatus for blocking materials from entering the sound port of an earphone, while simultaneously allowing sound to pass through unaffected is disclosed. In an earphone having an elongated nozzle with a central opening adapted to transmit sound, a removable or replaceable a sleeve assembly having a wax guard or barrier is formed integral with the ear sleeve assembly. The barrier is mounted in a stem and is adapted to prevent materials from entering the central opening of the earphone nozzle. The stem is also adapted to receive the sleeve over its body. The sleeve can be cylindrical or tapered in shape, and the sleeve can be adapted to aid in blocking ambient noise. The barrier, the stem, and the sleeve can all be formed as an integral one-piece assembly, and the entire one-piece assembly can be adapted to be changed by the user.04-05-2012
20130016868EARPHONEAANM UCHIDA; HiroshiAACI Yokohama-shiAACO JPAAGP UCHIDA; Hiroshi Yokohama-shi JP - A housing contains a speaker. The housing has a first housing to which the speaker is attached and which covers a sound emitting part side of the speaker, and a second housing combined with the first housing to cover an opposite side of the sound emitting part side of the speaker. The second housing has a multi-layered structure including a base layer part integrated with the first housing, an inner layer part that is made of a material softer than the first housing and the base layer part and contacts and covers an inside of the base layer part, and an outer layer part that is made of a material softer than the base layer part and contacts and covers an outside of the base layer part.01-17-2013
20100310108CERAMIC EARPHONE SHELL HAVING MULTIPLE FACETS - An earphone includes a ceramic shell having an outer surface forming a plurality of facets. The facets reflect lights from different angles to show dazzling and brilliance as a cut gemstone or diamond, providing feeling of beautifulness when worn and increasing competition capability in the market.12-09-2010
20110123059EARPHONE DEVICE WITH BI-STABLE CONCHAL WALL STABILIZER - An earphone device (05-26-2011
20080298624MODULE AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SOUND - The module and apparatus for transmitting and receiving sound are disclosed in which a first channel is connected to an insertion of a microphone, a second channel is connected to a speaker insertion, such that sounds from the first and second channel are independently transmitted to prevent a first sound transmitted to the microphone and a second sound outputted from the speaker from being mixed, whereby noise generation can be obviated to improve characteristics of the module and the apparatus.12-04-2008
20080298623Adapter For a Loudspeaker - An adapter (12-04-2008
20120237074SEAMLESS EARBUD STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - Seamless earbud structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Seamless earbud structures can be constructed using an insert molding construction method, which overmolds a cosmetic material over two sub-enclosures that are mated together. The two sub-enclosures form a housing that can encompass a driver assembly (e.g., woofer and tweeter), a conductor bundle, and provide one or acoustic volumes. The housing has a non-occluding member and a neck member, and has a seamless or nearly seamless construction. The cosmetic material is insert molded around the housing to provide a smooth and seamless surface disposed around the periphery of the housing.09-20-2012
20110002498IN-EAR HEADPHONE AND HEADSET - There is provided an in-ear earphone comprising a housing (01-06-2011
20120269376EARPHONE DEVICE - An earphone device includes a housing having a driver unit, and a sound guide tube mounted on a front surface of the housing to protrude from the front surface, in which the sound guide tube is disposed at a position deviated from a center position of the housing.10-25-2012
20120269375EARPHONE - There is provided an earphone comprising a housing having a fist and a second end. The housing has a first opening at the first end and a second opening at the second end for receiving an electroacoustic reproduction transducer. The earphone further has a second pressure reducing unit which is placed over the second opening to reduce the dynamic water pressure on the second opening, and a first pressure reducing unit which is placed over the first opening to reduce the dynamic water pressure on the first opening. In addition a second water-tight but acoustically transparent film is provided in the interior of the housing over the second opening to water-tightly close the second opening. A first water-tight but acoustically transparent film is placed in the interior of the housing over the first hole to water-tightly close the first hole.10-25-2012
20110235843METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACOUSTIC SEALING AND OCCLUSION EFFECT MITIGATION - At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a system configured to occlude an ear canal. The system comprises a support structure, an expandable device, a housing, a resilient reservoir, and a threaded device. Resilient reservoir resides within housing and is filled with a medium. The threaded device couples to a threaded region of support structure. Threaded device fits in an opening of housing. Rotating threaded device reduces an interior volume of housing thereby transferring the medium from resilient reservoir to expandable device. Threaded device is rotated to displace sufficient medium within resilient reservoir to expand expandable device to occlude the ear canal. Resilient reservoir is passively filled when expandable device is in an un-expanded state.09-29-2011
20120087532EARPHONE - An earphone including a housing, a bracket, a first speaker unit and a second speaker unit is provided. The bracket disposed inside the housing includes a front plate, a first tube portion, a second tube portion and at least one connecting portion. The first tube portion is connected to the front plate. The second tube portion is separated from the first tube portion. The first tube portion is between the front plate and the second tube portion. The connecting portion connects the first tube portion and the second tube portion. The front plate has a central hole and surrounding holes. The second accommodating space is communicated to a main audio-output path of the housing through the surrounding holes. The first speaker unit is disposed in a first accommodating space of the first tube portion. The second speaker unit is disposed in a second accommodating space of the second tube portion.04-12-2012
20130010997AURICLE-INSTALLED APPARATUS - An auricle-installed apparatus, including: a device configured to be installable to a user's ear and have an electric conversion function; and a main body including a supporting portion configured to support the device, and a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are configured to be installable to a user's auricle, the first curved portion and the second curved portion having a first state configured to maintain a first curved shape and a second state configured to maintain a second curved shape different from the first curved shape.01-10-2013
20130010998COAXIAL SOUND GENERATING UNIT CARTRIDGE AND A TWO-WAY EARPHONE USING THE SAME - Provided is a two-way earphone. The present invention comprises: a main earphone body on the inside of which are respectively disposed a first sound generating unit and a second sound generating unit for generating sounds of mutually different playback audio bandwidths upon input of an electrical signal; a housing which has a first holder part where the first sound generating unit is inserted, and has a second holder part where the second sound generating unit is inserted, and also has a partition wall that is formed with at least one first sound releasing hole for releasing the sound generated from the first sound generating unit between the first holder part and the second holder part; a cap which is assembled onto the second holder part, and through which is formed at least one second sound releasing hole for releasing, to the outside, a mixed sound resulting from the intermixing of the sound released through the first sound releasing hole and the sound generated from the second sound generating unit; and a base plate for supplying a power source and an electrical signal to the first sound generating unit and the second sound generating unit.01-10-2013
20110158457Ear piece and earphone - An ear piece to be detachably attached to a sound tube protruding from a housing of an earphone has a base portion with a through hole. The through hole has an inner wall with a first, a second, and a third portion continuously provided in order when viewed from the housing. The first portion protrudes inwardly and has a first distance from a protruding inner surface of the first portion to an axis line passing through the cross section of the base portion and the through hole. The second portion has a circumferential inner surface having a second distance longer than the first distance to the axis line. The third portion is formed continuously with the second portion, having a circumferential inner surface with a third distance longer than the second distance to the axis line.06-30-2011
20130022228EARPHONE AND HEADSET - Thus there is provided an earphone or headset comprising at least one electroacoustic reproduction transducer for the reproduction of audio signals, an electric connecting cable, and a damping unit for damping solids-borne sound transmitted by the connecting cable. The damping unit is in the form of a separate component.01-24-2013
20130022227DETACHABLE EARPHONE - A detachable earphone is disclosed. The detachable earphone comprises an audio plug; an earplug; and an earphone cable connecting the audio plug to the earplug, wherein at least one of the audio plug and the earplug forms a joining portion, at least one end of the earphone cable forms an insertion portion, and the insertion portion is detachably engaged in the joining portion.01-24-2013
20130022226EARBUD SET HAVING INTEGRATED EARPHONES AND PROTECTIVE DECORATIVE COVERING - The invention relates to earphones, also known as earbuds, which are used to listen to music or other types of information produced by audio equipment such as MP3 players, CD players, laptops, cell phones and so on. According to the invention, an earphone set is integrated with a protective and decorative covering. The earphone set which has a cable connecting left and right speakers which are to be inserted in to a user's ears, and a connector plug to an audio device. The cable has left and right branches which lead to the speakers, respectively, and a tail which leads to the connector plug. The protective, decorative covering is embodied as a “Y” shaped sleeve of material which covers the cable from the speakers to the connector plug, thereby completely encasing the cable, while allowing the speakers and the connector plug to be exposed.01-24-2013
20080240486SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN EARPHONE DEVICE - A system and method provide an earphone device which provides a full dynamic range of sound, including bass, to a user. The earphone device includes a transducer coupled to a nozzle, and ear fittings. The earphone device further includes an audio aperture. The aperture in the audio aperture or diaphragm cover provides a means for the acoustical energy to be fine-tuned to the nozzle.10-02-2008
20080226114Earbud Adapter with Enhanced Frequency Response - Adapters for use with sound devices and methods for making and using the same. An adapter may include an adapter body including a wall having a first surface and a second surface, and a projection extending from the wall. The adapter is generally configured to be attachable to a sound device such as an earbud or earphone. A sleeve configured to at least in part extend into the ear canal of a user during use may be attached to the projection. The adapter may additionally include one or more unobstructed orifices extending through the wall of the adapter between the first surface and the second surface. The one or more unobstructed orifices may allow leakage of acoustical energy from the adapter, thus modifying the level of sound energy at certain frequencies transmitted to the ear canal of a user.09-18-2008
20130177193EARBUD OR IN-EAR HEADPHONE CLIP - A securing device attached to an earphone that has an earbud or in-ear structure that sits in or within the vicinity of the concha cavity of the ear is disclosed. The securing device reduces the risk of dislodgement of the earphone from a wearer's ear, and also can position the earphone for optimum comfort and sound delivery to the ear canal. The invention further relates to a clip that detachably couples to earbud-style earphones for a universal fit.07-11-2013
20110261988EARPHONE DEVICE WITH EAR CANAL PROTRUSION - An earphone device (10-27-2011
20130170692EARPHONE - An earphone that possesses an outer ear canal insertion member for which at least a portion can be inserted into the outer ear canal, a housing onto which the outer ear canal insertion member is installed, a driver unit which is disposed within the housing and which generates sound, a first retention member through the interior of which passes a cable connected at one end to the driver unit and which is itself directly installed to the housing, and a second retention member through the interior of which passes the cable and which is itself installed to the first retention member; and when the second retention member is installed to the first retention member, the first retention member grasps the cable.07-04-2013
20130114842Ear Bud Adaptor - An adaptor for an ear bud headphone that adds an over-the-ear loop to enhance security of the placement of the ear bud headphones on the ear of the head phone user. An ear loop (that may or may not be adjustable in pivoting or up and down direction) is connected to a sheath receptacle that the ear bud snaps into. The contoured sheath is concave to follow the form of the ear bud. The ear bud wire passes through an open channel. The ear bud headphone securely held by the sheath. The tubular shaft, inherent in the ear bud design, is secured by fins that wrap around the tubular shaft.05-09-2013
20130142378HEARING AID MOLD - A mold for earpiece devices either to connect an earphone to the ear canal or to act as a cover or plug thereof, allowing to prevent the development of ear diseases comprising: a mold placed in the ear canal and/or ear shell, adjusted to its shape, and whose external border is in direct contact with the user's skin; and a metallic piece with biocide properties, located inside the mold at a distance close to the border thereof; wherein the metallic piece is adjusted from inside the mold (06-06-2013
20110211723EARPHONE CUSHIONS - A cushion includes a first material and a second material and is formed into a first region and a second region. The first region defines an exterior surface shaped to fit the concha of a human ear. The second region defines an exterior surface shaped to fit the ear canal of a human ear. The first and second regions together define an interior surface shaped to couple the cushion to acoustic elements of an earphone. The first material occupies a first volume adjacent to the interior surface. The second material occupies a second volume between the first material and the first and second outer surfaces. The first and second materials are of different hardnesses.09-01-2011
20080199035In-Ear Phone - An in-ear phone (08-21-2008
20110249856Earphone - An earphone includes a speaker unit, a housing that covers a rear surface of the speaker unit, and a bushing having a cord holding portion that holds a cord that carries an audio signal to the speaker unit and is running to the outside of the housing. The bushing also has an extended portion that is extended into the housing and spread along an inner surface of the housing. The inner surface of the housing faces the rear surface of the speaker unit.10-13-2011
20110255729In-ear Earpiece and Expansion Adaptor - There is provided an in-ear earphone having a housing (10-20-2011
20130148838EARPIECE POSITIONING AND RETAINING - A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end. The outer leg lies in a plane. The positioning and retaining structure have a stiffness that is greater when force is applied to the attachment end in a counterclockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg than when force is applied to the attachment end in a clockwise direction in the plane of the outer leg. The positioning and retaining structure position an earpiece associated with the earpiece in a users ear and retains the earpiece in its position.06-13-2013
20120275635EARPHONE WITH MUTUALLY OBLIQUELY ORIENTED SOUND HOLES - An exemplary earphone includes a shell and a speaker mounted in the shell. The speaker divides a sound cavity of the shell into a front chamber at a front side of the speaker and a rear chamber at a rear side of the speaker. The shell includes a front wall confronting the speaker and a side wall extending obliquely from an edge of the front wall to the speaker. A first sound hole is defined in the front wall to communicate the front chamber of the shell with outer environment. A second sound hole is defined in the side wall to communicate the front chamber of the shell with outer environment. When the earphone is in use, the first sound hole is corresponding to a concha of human ear and the second sound hole is corresponding to an entrance of an external auditory meatus of human ear.11-01-2012
20130182881EARPHONE CONNECTOR - An earphone connector having a plug provided with a cylindrical inserted portion and a locking claw that protrudes from the side surface of the inserted portion, and a receptacle provided with a fitting indentation that encloses at least the front-end portion of the inserted portion and an insertion opening formed in a fitting surface that communicates with the fitting indentation. The insertion opening includes a cylindrical portion through which the inserted portion passes and an indentation through which the locking claw passes. A spring member in contact with the locking claw is disposed within the fitting indentation, so that when the inserted portion is inserted into the insertion opening, the locking claw passes through the indentation and is enclosed within the interior of the fitting indentation and the inserted portion is rotated. The spring force of the spring member causes a moment that further rotates the inserted portion to act on the locking claw.07-18-2013
20130182882POSITIONING AN INPUT TRANSDUCER FOR AN EARPIECE BASED UPON DYNAMIC DATA - The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain dynamic three-dimensional images of the target surface in a variety of imaging contexts. This includes general techniques for imaging interior/concave surfaces as well as exterior/convex surfaces, as well as specific adaptations of these techniques to imaging ear canals, human dentition, and so forth.07-18-2013
20130188819EAR TIP AND EAR PHONE HAVING THE SAME - In an ear tip and an ear phone including the same, the ear tip includes a cylindrical hollow shaft having a sound conduit through which audio signals are transferred into a user's ear, an external sheet extending from an end portion of the hollow shaft and enclosing the hollow shaft such that a gap space is provided between the hollow shaft and the external sheet, and a reinforce member protruded from the external sheet toward the hollow shaft in the gap space and reinforcing a strength of the external sheet to thereby resist against an axial external force applied along the hollow shaft. Accordingly, the external sheet is prevented from being turned inside out by the axial external force.07-25-2013
20130195310EARPHONE WITH FIXING FUNCTION AND EARPLUG THEREOF - An earphone with fixing function includes an earphone housing having a holding portion and an earplug sleeved around the holding portion. The earplug has a sleeving portion, a fixing portion and an abutting portion. The fixing portion extended from a periphery of the sleeving portion has an arm portion and a jamming portion. One end of the arm portion is fixed on the sleeving portion and the other end of the arm portion is bent and extended to form the jamming portion.08-01-2013
20130202145EARPHONE - An earphone 08-08-2013

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