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Having diaphragm support feature

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381 - Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices

381150000 - ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC AUDIO TRANSDUCER

381396000 - Electromagnetic (e.g., dyynamic)

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20110194724VIBRATING BODY FOR ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER AND SPEAKER DEVICE - A vibrating body for an acoustic transducer is provided, in which the high resonance frequency associated with inverse resonance can be outside the audible range and which can improve the acoustic characteristic of a speaker device. The vibrating body 08-11-2011
20090190793SPEAKER DEVICE - A voice coil 07-30-2009
20090190792Dampening Mechanism for a Micro Speaker - A speaker comprises a diaphragm, a drive assembly for producing movement of said diaphragm responsive to an applied electrical signal to generate audible sounds, and at least one mechanical dampener applied to a surface of the speaker to dissipate energy when the dampener is impacted by said diaphragm.07-30-2009
20090190791Acoustic transducer comprising a plurality of coaxially arranged diaphragms - An acoustic transducer comprises one or more electromagnetic motors that drive one or more sets of multiple diaphragms to provide acoustically efficient loudspeaker systems having dimensions that allow use in applications that would be difficult or impossible with traditional transducers. The diaphragms may be driven directly, inertially or fluidically. If diaphragms are driven by rods that pass through holes in the diaphragms, noise may be generated by air that leaks through the pass-through holes. This noise may be reduced or eliminated by measures that reduce or eliminate the air leakage.07-30-2009
20100158306DIAPHRAGM UNIT AND SPEAKER USING THE SAME - A diaphragm unit is arranged to be used in a loudspeaker including a frame. The diaphragm includes a diaphragm and an edge joined to an outer periphery of the diaphragm. The diaphragm extends in a longitudinal direction and has a first center line extends along the longitudinal direction. The edge has an outer periphery being arranged to join to the frame, and an inner periphery joined to the outer periphery of the diaphragm. The edge has a convex surface having substantially a semi-circular cross section. The convex surface of the edge has grooves provided therein. The grooves extend from the inner periphery of the edge to the outer periphery of the edge. The grooves have cross sections each having a U-shape or a V-shape, and are arranged symmetrically about the first center line of the diaphragm. This diaphragm unit provides an elongated loudspeaker reproducing bass sounds with small distortions.06-24-2010
20100322458SPEAKER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A speaker according to the present invention includes: a diaphragm formed as an elongated box-shaped five face body having one open face; an edge for supporting the diaphragm so as to enable vibration of the diaphragm; a voice coil wound around and fixed to four side faces which are among five faces of the diaphragm and which are adjacent to the open face; and a magnetic circuit for supplying a drive force to the voice coil, and the diaphragm is configured such that a height from the open face to an upper face opposed to the open face is greater than or equal to twice a thickness of the voice coil, and a length of a long side of the upper face is greater than or equal to twice a length of a short side of the upper face, and the upper face and two side faces of the diaphragm define a long side direction of the diaphragm, and a plurality of reinforcing ribs are formed as recessed and projecting shapes on the upper face and the two side faces of the diaphragm.12-23-2010
20090290748Moving-Coil Planar Speaker - The planar speaker contains a frame, a diaphragm, a driver, a surround, and a number of flexible suspension elements. The diaphragm is suspended in a front opening of the frame by the surround. The driver is positioned at the center of the frame and a voice coil of the driver is attached to a back surface of the diaphragm. Two beams are arranged in parallel between two opposing longer wall segments of the frame on either side of the driver. The suspension elements are supported by the two beams, respectively, and attached to a back surface of the diaphragm. The symmetric deformation of the diaphragm along its longer side is thereby constrained by the suspension elements and the deformations at the two end zones of the diaphragm vibrating at a phase opposite to that of the center of the diaphragm would be suppressed.11-26-2009
20120183171SPEAKER SURROUND STRUCTURE FOR MAXIMIZING CONE DIAMETER - A surround that is generally arched in shape and that includes a radial exterior flange that extends downward from exterior side of the arched portion of the surround and that adhesively attaches to the inner wall or edge of the mounting ring of the frame of the loudspeaker.07-19-2012
20130051603SPEAKER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SPEAKER - A speaker (02-28-2013
20130070953Loudspeaker and diaphragm therefor - A loudspeaker radiating diaphragm can be stiffened to help increase the breakup frequency to above the working frequency range of the driver concerned, by forming it of a moulded part and an attached formed part. The moulded part is a radiating surface with stiffening ribs. The formed part is a thin surface of high modulus material, attached to the rear of the ribs. The overall structure can have significantly higher stiffness than either of the two parts. This helps in designing a loudspeaker driver that does not breakup within its working frequency range.03-21-2013
20130058521Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker is disclosed, comprising a driven body and a suspension for providing a restoring force to the driven body, the suspension having a cup geometry wherein its attachment point on the fixed portion of the loudspeaker is displaced along the axis of motion relative to its attachment point on the driven body and comprising a first concentric region that is extendible to allow reciprocating axial movement of the driven body, a second concentric region which extends transversely from the first region toward one of the attachment points, and a circumferential member affixed to the suspension at a location between the first and second concentric regions, the circumferential member being relatively stiff compared to the material forming the first and second concentric regions.03-07-2013
20090046888Speaker - A speaker, which includes a bracket holding a magnetic loop assembly on the bottom side and a voice coil at the top of the magnetic loop assembly, a diaphragm covering the voice coil and having a stepped peripheral flange, and a suspension bonded between the stepped peripheral flange of the diaphragm and the bracket in a concentric manner relative to the diaphragm for linear reciprocating motion with the diaphragm to improve the output sound.02-19-2009
20100014703Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker according to the present invention includes a frame body, a leading wire board disposed underneath the frame body, a magnet mounted in the frame body, a pad ring glued on an edge of the frame body, a diaphragm whose exterior rim is glued on the pad ring and a voice coil assembled in the frame body and surrounding the magnet. A top of the voice coil is adhered to a bottom of the diaphragm and two free ends of the voice coil are soldered to the leading wire board. The pad ring is made of plastic material.01-21-2010
20100014702Resonating Cone Transducer - An electroacoustical transducer includes a bobbin, a first acoustic radiator coupled to the bobbin through a first surround having a mechanical compliance, a second acoustic radiator generally rigidly coupled to the bobbin, and a basket. The first acoustic radiator is coupled to the basket through a second surround, and the second acoustic radiator is coupled to the basket through a third surround. The first surround is constructed to cause the first acoustic radiator to move out of phase with the second acoustic radiator relative to the bobbin when actuated by the bobbin at acoustic frequencies at and above a resonant frequency of the first acoustic radiator.01-21-2010
20110299716FLAT DIAPHRAGM LOUDSPEAKER - The invention relates to a loudspeaker system in which the diaphragm of the speaker has a defined material thickness particularly in the edge region thereof and comprises a suspension which is axially symmetrical about the mechanical rest position of said diaphragm and is formed by one, preferably two identical mirrored components, characterized in that the sound emission towards the rear is performed to at least 50 percent by the inner space of a magnetic system. The invention further relates to the use of the loudspeaker system as loudspeaker boxes or in radios, television screens, radio receivers, hand-held radio devices, measurement receivers, mobile telephones and headphones or the like.12-08-2011
20110293132ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER - A frame has a notch having an opening at a side plane of the frame. A diaphragm is vibratably attached to one plane of the frame. A voice coil is attached to the diaphragm. A terminal is attached to the other plane of the frame. A lead is connected to the voice coil, drawn from one plane to the other plane through the notch, and connected to the terminal. One of intersection points at which a normal to the side plane that passes through the position of the lead in the notch and the side plane intersect that is closest to the opening and the lead in the notch are intervened therebetween by the frame.12-01-2011
20110164780SENSORY SIGNAL OUTPUT APPARATUS - The present invention provides a sensory signal output apparatus wherein a coil is disposed in the gap between a magnet/top plate and a yoke, and a portion elastically supported in the free space vibrates in reaction to the magnetic flux generated in the gap in accordance with the direction of the alternating current signal applied to the coil to generate sound and/or vibration, wherein the yoke has a groove formed at a side other than that with the magnet, and the groove has a diameter smaller than that of the magnet, and an inner edge portion with a magnetic fluid. The sensory signal output apparatus of the present invention improves the position retaining force of the magnetic fluid and reduces the deformation of the magnetic fluid, as the magnetic fluid is formed in the edge of the groove of the yoke corresponding to the edge portion of the magnet which has a relatively bigger magnetic force and magnetic field than the plane portion of the magnet. Further, as the magnetic fluid is formed in the edge of the groove such that the magnetic fluid is present at both sides (the horizontal side and the vertical side) extending from the edge, the magnetic fluid at the horizontal side serves to relieve impact caused by a collision against peripheral elements during vibration, and the magnetic fluid at the vertical side corrects center deviation during vibration.07-07-2011
20110268310LOUDSPEAKER WITH AN INVERTED MOTOR - A loudspeaker includes a chassis, a diaphragm, a motor system, a first suspension and a second suspension. The chassis has an inner periphery and an outer periphery. The diaphragm has an inner periphery and an outer periphery. The motor system has a magnet assembly connected to the inner periphery of the chassis, and a voice coil assembly connected to the diaphragm. The first suspension has an inner periphery connected to the outer periphery of the diaphragm, and an outer periphery connected to the outer periphery of the chassis. The second suspension has an inner periphery connected to at least one of the magnet assembly and the inner periphery of the chassis, and an outer periphery connected to the diaphragm between the inner and outer periphery.11-03-2011
20100278371ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER - The invention provides an electroacoustic transducer capable of efficiently carrying out conversion from electric signals to sound or from sound to electric signals at low distortion, which requires no special shape nor processing as a magnet, requires no minute setting of the magnetization direction, and sets a distribution of higher magnetic flux densities for effective action with respect to an electric conductor of an acoustic diaphragm than in a magnet plate magnetized in the radius direction although the production process thereof is remarkably simple as in a magnet plate magnetized in the radius direction.11-04-2010
20120106772SPEAKER DEVICE - A diaphragm, a static part vibratably supporting the diaphragm in the vibration direction, and a driving part provided at the static part and applying vibration to the diaphragm in response to an audio signal are provided, and the driving part includes a magnetic circuit forming a magnetic gap, a voice coil vibrating in a different direction from the vibration direction of said diaphragm in response to an inputted audio signal and a rigid vibration direction converter part direction-converting the vibration of the voice coil and transmitting the vibration to the diaphragm, and the vibration direction converter part is connected to an attaching counterpart including the diaphragm and the voice coil and includes a hinge part in the proximity of the attaching counterpart, and a contact avoiding part avoiding contact with the hinge part is formed on the face side of the attaching counterpart in the proximity of the hinge part.05-03-2012
20090262971Speaker - An uncured fluid adhesive is charged into a groove surrounding the outer circumference of a voice coil so that the inner circumferential edge of a diaphragm is immersed in the adhesive. The cured adhesive securely bonds the diaphragm to the voice coil, and thus the diaphragm can be driven at high output.10-22-2009
20080212822LOUDSPEAKER SUSPENSION - Disclosed is a loudspeaker suspension structure having asymmetrical grooves. In an aspect, an apparatus includes a loudspeaker suspension structure having grooves, each extending from an inner circumferential border, to an outer circumferential border, at least one groove having a groove depth that varies asymmetrically from the inner circumferential border to the outer circumferential border.09-04-2008
20100135519LOUDSPEAKER MADE FROM FILMS - The invention relates to a loudspeaker designed with a large area having sandwich-like layer structure, consisting of a plurality of conductive and nonconductive layers which form an active sound-radiating loudspeaker surface, having: 06-03-2010
20100128917LOUDSPEAKER - A speaker comprising a first rod magnet having a longitudinal direction, a second rod magnet having a longitudinal direction parallel with the longitudinal direction of the first rod magnet, a third rod magnet forming a second magnetic gap between it and the first rod magnet, a diaphragm vibrating in the vibrating direction, a housing for storing the first rod magnet, the second rod magnet, the third rod magnet and the diaphragm, and voice coils bonded to the diaphragm and arranged in first and second magnetic gaps. The second rod magnet has a longitudinal direction parallel with the longitudinal direction of the first rod magnet, and has the opposite end faces in the longitudinal direction. The third rod magnet has a longitudinal direction parallel with the longitudinal direction of the first rod magnet, and has the opposite end faces in the longitudinal direction. The diaphragm is located between the first and second rod magnets and between the first and third rod magnets. The housing forms a first space surrounded by one of the opposite end faces of the second rod magnet and one of the opposite end faces of the third rod magnet, and forms a second space surrounded by the other of the opposite end faces of the second rod magnet and the other of the opposite end faces of the third rod magnet. The housing is composed of a nonmagnetic body and supports the outer circumference of the diaphragm. First and second sound radiating holes respectively facing the first and second spaces are formed in the housing. This speaker is thin and can deliver big sound.05-27-2010
20080212821Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker includes a frame, a magnetic circuit supported by the frame, voice coil body provided movably in relation to a magnetic gap provided at the magnetic circuit, a diaphragm having an outer rim being joined via a first edge to the frame and an inner rim being joined to the voice coil body, and a damper located towards the magnetic circuit from the diaphragm. The damper has an inner rim joined to the voice coil body. The damper has an outer rim joined via a second edge to the frame. The second edge protrudes towards the diaphragm or in a direction opposite to the diaphragm. The damper includes a first protrusion protruding towards the diaphragm and a second protrusion protruding in a direction opposite to a direction in which the first protrusion protrudes. A protrusion out of the first and second protrusions is closest to the second edge among the protrusions. A further projection out of the first and second protrusions is located more inside than the protrusion and protrudes in a direction opposite to a direction in which the second edge protrudes. The further protrusion has a size largest among sizes of other protrusion. This loudspeaker has a small distortion and a large driving efficiency.09-04-2008
20080279414Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker including a frame, a movable diaphragm that oscillates, and a suspension for mounting the diaphragm to the frame, where the suspension comprises a flexible surround having a substantially enclosed space where at least a portion of the flexible surround is air permeable.11-13-2008
20110007931SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM, SPEAKER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM - A speaker diaphragm of the present invention is molded by paper-making molding, using not smaller than 5 wt % of fibers extracted from at least bamboo leaves. It is thereby possible to improve the rigidity of the speaker diaphragm, so as to realize a speaker diaphragm with low environmental load, reducible cost and high sound quality.01-13-2011
20090080686LOUDSPEAKER - A loudspeaker includes a frame; a magnetic circuits supported by the frame; a voice coil disposed in a magnetic gap of the magnetic circuit so as to be able to vibrate freely in the gap; a diaphragms connected to the frame at the outer rim thereof via a first edge and connected to the voice coil at the inner rim thereof; a damper connected to the voice coil at the inner rim thereof, the damper being closer to the magnetic circuit than the diaphragm is close to the magnetic circuit; and a second edge connecting the outer rim of the damper to the frame. The second edge has a protrusion protruding either toward the diaphragm or in the opposite direction. The second edge is coupled to a third edge having a protrusion protruding at least in the opposite direction in which the protrusion of the second edge protrudes. This structure enables the loudspeaker to have little distortion and high driving efficiency.03-26-2009
20080317275Speaker Damper and Speaker Using the Same - Speaker damper (12-25-2008
20100195862TRANSDUCER WITH DEFORMABLE CORNER - A transducer generates acoustic energy. The transducer is suitable for incorporation into any device that needs sound reproduction capability, including devices with generally rectangular geometries such as cell phones, PDAs, and portable gaming devices. The transducer includes a displaceable membrane with a deformable corner. The deformable corner may extend the frequency range over which the transducer generates acoustic energy without distortion. The deformable corner may be part of a membrane periphery around the displaceable membrane. The membrane periphery may be square, triangular, or may take any other polygonal shape.08-05-2010
20090252368Ribbon transducer with improved dispersion, excursion and distortion characteristics - A ribbon-type electroacoustic transducer such that the acoustic dispersion in the window roughly parallel to the transducers' diaphragm surface is superior to the dispersion of other similar ribbon-type electroacoustic transducers is described. In addition, methods of improving the symmetry of the magnetic field within the motor of the electroacoustic transducer are described. In addition, methods of employing flexible suspension elements attached to a ribbon-type electroacoustic transducer diaphragm such that a shape is created in the diaphragm by the compliance of the flexible suspension elements roughly approximating a smooth curve similar to the smoothly curved diaphragm as described above is described.10-08-2009
20110228968LOUDSPEAKER DEVICE WITH SOUND ENHANCING STRUCTURE - A loudspeaker device comprising: a loudspeaker and a reflecting member positioned opposite to the loudspeaker, the loudspeaker comprising an electromagnet actuator, a dish-like frame and a vibrating drum, the electromagnetic actuator being attached on one side of the frame, the vibrating drum adhered to an inner side of the dish-like frame, the electromagnetic actuator being configured for driving the vibrating drum to vibrate, the vibrating drum being configured for generating sound of different frequencies and intensities; and the reflecting member shaped in a bowl configuration, comprising a concave shaped reflecting surface opposite to the vibrating drum; wherein the area of the reflecting surface is larger than an area of the vibrating drum.09-22-2011
20090316948SPEAKER DEVICE - A drive cone 12-24-2009
20100002901SPEAKER - A speaker having improved sound quality by reducing a phase difference and also having an outstanding outward appearance is provided. In a speaker comprising a vibrating element 01-07-2010
20100183187LOUDSPEAKER WITH A STIFFENING ELEMENT - The present invention provides: a loudspeaker including a frame, a drive unit, and a membrane; 07-22-2010
20100177925Speaker Device - A speaker device includes a diaphragm having an inner rim connected to a voice coil bobbin and an outer rim connected to a frame through an edge, wherein the diaphragm is shaped so that a peak portion is formed with an acute angle folded back between the inner rim and the outer rim which are positioned at an acoustic radiation side in comparison with the peak portion. The cross-sectional shape of the diaphragm extending from the peak portion to the inner rim is formed with a convex shape toward an acoustic radiation side, and also that of the diaphragm extending from the peak portion to the outer rim is formed with substantially straight shape or convex shape toward the acoustic radiation side. The speaker device lower in profile allows high-quality sound to be reproduced, in particular, the high range of frequency characteristic of the sound pressure to be improved.07-15-2010
20090041291SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM AND ELECTRODYNAMIC LOUDSPEAKER USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a loudspeaker diaphragm and an electrodynamic loudspeaker of an elongated shape being shorter in the minor-axis direction than in the major-axis direction, which have a desirable sound reproducing capability with a high efficiency and are not significantly influenced by divided vibrations of an elongated loudspeaker diaphragm, and which are suitably installed in devices such as display devices. In the elongated loudspeaker diaphragm: the diaphragm body includes a first diaphragm portion in a central portion of a rear surface thereof, the first diaphragm portion including a junction to a voice coil bobbin, a second diaphragm portion extending on each side of the first diaphragm portion in the major-axis direction, and a reinforcement rib extending continuously through the first diaphragm portion and the second diaphragm portions; and the edge includes a free edge portion for freely supporting opposite ends in the minor-axis direction of the first diaphragm portion and the second diaphragm portion, and a fixed edge portion being thicker than the free edge portion for fixedly supporting a distal end of each second diaphragm portion in the major-axis direction.02-12-2009
20120195457SLIMLINE SPEAKER - A slimline speaker comprises: a magnetic circuit having a magnet and yoke disposed to form a separating space in the horizontal direction; a bobbin on which a voice coil is mounted and of which the lower side is inserted in the separating space between the magnet and yoke; a base frame for mounting the magnetic circuit; a damper having an inside edge coupled to the bobbin and an outside edge coupled to the base frame; and a diaphragm having an inside edge coupled to a point lower down than the point where the damper is coupled on the bobbin, and an outside edge coupled to the base frame.08-02-2012
20110026758DIAPHRAGM AND LOUDSPEAKER USING THE SAME - A diaphragm includes a membrane and at least one reinforcing structure stacked on the membrane. The at least one reinforcing structure includes at least one free-standing carbon nanotube structure. The at least one free-standing carbon nanotube structure includes a net structure of a plurality of carbon nanotubes combined to each other due to the van der Waals attractive force. A loudspeaker using the diaphragm is also disclosed.02-03-2011
20100303278Low profile audio speaker with minimization of voice coil wobble, protection and cooling - A low profile speaker that is designed to substantially eliminate wobble of the bobbin and voice coil during operation with two different electromagnetic motor designs. In each design there is an added feature to of a downward extension of the outer edge of the cone that bottoms out on the bottom surface of the frame before the bottom edge of the bobbin strikes the bottom of the air gap thus preventing damage to the bobbin and voice coil when the voice coil is overdriven downward. Additionally, there are two different bobbin and voice coil cooling feature for use with electromagnetic motors that utilize a Tyoke construction.12-02-2010
20110243366Loudspeaker Moment and Torque Balancing - A loudspeaker including a moving magnet motor. The moving magnet motor includes an armature comprising a magnet carrier, and a lever arm, coupling the armature and a pivot. The lever arm further couples the armature and an acoustic diaphragm to transmit motion of the armature to the acoustic diaphragm to cause the acoustic diaphragm to move. The loudspeaker described may be torque balance and moment balanced.10-06-2011
20110044490Edge for Speaker - An edge is provided between an outer peripheral part of a diaphragm and a frame. The edge includes a concave part which is formed along the outer peripheral part of the diaphragm and which includes a recess. The concave part is comprised of a first material. A second material is filled in a part of the recess and has lower density than the first material.02-24-2011
20090080685SPEAKER - A speaker having smaller distortion and driven at higher efficiency is disclosed. The speaker includes a frame, a magnetic circuit supported by the frame, a voice coil unit placed movable with respect to magnetic gap provided to the magnetic circuit, a diaphragm of which outer rim is coupled to the frame via a first edge, and of which inner rim is coupled to the voice coil unit, and a damper placed on the magnetic circuit side with respect to the diaphragm, and which damper has an outer rim coupled to the frame and an inner rim coupled to the voice coil unit. The outer rim of the damper is coupled to the frame via a second edge, which includes a first protrusion protruding toward the diaphragm and a second protrusion protruding oppositely to the first protrusion.03-26-2009
20110243367MULTIFUNCTIONAL MICRO SPEAKER - A multifunctional micro speaker including a frame; a diaphragm having an outer circumferential portion fixed to the frame; a voice coil fixed to a lower surface of the diaphragm; a first member having one side fixed to the frame and having a predetermined elasticity; a yoke fixed to the first member and comprising a receiving groove; a first permanent magnet fixed to a bottom surface of the receiving groove; a plate fixed to an upper surface of the first permanent magnet; a second member having one side fixed to the frame, spaced apart from the first member in a downwards direction and having a predetermined elasticity; and a second magnet fixed to the second member and spaced apart from the first member and the yoke.10-06-2011
20110243368MULTIFUNCTIONAL MICRO SPEAKER - A multifunctional micro speaker including a frame including a lower plate portion and a lateral wall portion; a diaphragm having an outer circumferential portion that is fixed to the lateral wall portion of the frame; a voice coil fixed to a lower surface of the diaphragm; a suspension including a central portion and a supporting portion, wherein the central portion has a lower surface that is closely fixed to a lower plate member disposed in a lower portion of the frame, and the supporting portion extends from at least a portion of an outer circumferential portion of the central portion and is bent; a yoke fixed to the supporting portion of the suspension; a permanent magnet fixed to a bottom surface of the yoke; and a plate fixed to an upper surface of the permanent magnet.10-06-2011
20090052724LOUDSPEAKER - A magnetic circuit part of a loudspeaker is formed of a plate, a magnet, and a yoke. A step is disposed in the plate that comes into contact with a disc-like magnet and forms a magnetic gap. A loudspeaker is provided where the step moves a voice coil away from the leakage magnetic field of the yoke, the influence of the leakage magnetic field is eliminated even when the output is large, the distortion is small, and the sound quality is high.02-26-2009
20080205685Spider - A spider for high-power, compact electro-acoustic transducers comprises a non-woven fiber blend encased in a thermoplastic elastomer. The spider is capable of supporting the longer stroke distances of the high-power, compact electro-acoustic transducers and exhibits improved fatigue and ageing resistance.08-28-2008
20110249858MULTIFUNCTIONAL MICRO SPEAKER - A multifunctional micro speaker including a frame; a diaphragm having an outer circumferential portion fixed to the frame; a voice coil fixed to a lower surface of the diaphragm; a first suspension having one side fixed to the frame and having a predetermined elasticity; a yoke fixed to the first suspension and including a receiving groove; a first permanent magnet fixed to a bottom surface of the receiving groove; a plate fixed to an upper surface of the first permanent magnet; a second suspension having one side fixed to the frame, spaced apart from the first suspension in a downwards direction, and having a predetermined elasticity; and a second magnet fixed to the second suspension and spaced apart from the first suspension, wherein the first suspension and the second suspension have a plate shape, wherein at least one lateral surface of the first suspension is magnetized by the first permanent magnet, and wherein at least one lateral surface of the second suspension is magnetized by the second magnet.10-13-2011
20110075879PIEZOELECTRIC MICRO SPEAKER WITH CURVED LEAD WIRES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A micro speaker includes a substrate having a cavity formed therein, a diaphragm formed on the substrate overlapping the cavity. The diaphragm includes a first vibration membrane formed in a first area corresponding to a center portion of the cavity and a second vibration membrane formed in a second area corresponding to an edge portion of the cavity and formed of material different from that used for the first vibration membrane. A piezoelectric actuator is formed including a first electrode layer formed on the first vibration membrane, a piezoelectric layer formed on the first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer formed on the piezoelectric layer, and first and second curved lead wires, respectively connected to the first and second electrode layers across the second area, which are symmetrical to the center of the piezoelectric actuator.03-31-2011
20100296688SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM, SPEAKER USING SAID DIAPHRAGM, AND SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM MANUFACTURING METHOD - A speaker diaphragm includes a fabric layer in which impregnated thermosetting resin is thermally cured, and a paper layer integrated on a rear face of this fabric layer. Fluffs of the paper layer filling stitches of the fabric layer are entangled with threads of the fabric layer from a surface of the fabric layer, and are firmly fixed by thermosetting resin. This integrates the layers in the state that the paper layer is filled in the stitches of the fabric layer. Accordingly, internal loss and Young's modulus of the speaker diaphragm can be increased. As a result, the speaker sound quality can be improved.11-25-2010
20100296687Diaphragm and Speaker - The present invention provides a dome diaphragm having high strength wholly and uniformly while maintaining a small thickness of a dome portion. A diaphragm 11-25-2010
20090022355LOUDSPEAKER - A high efficiency loudspeaker without a damper is provided. The loudspeaker includes magnetic circuit having a magnetic gap and a voice coil member, which has movable coil, disposed in the magnetic gap of the magnetic circuit. The loudspeaker also includes a diaphragm, whose inner peripheral part is linked with the voice coil member, outside the magnetic gap and a frame linked with an outer peripheral part of the diaphragm via a first edge. An inner peripheral part of a suspension holder is linked with the voice coil member at a linked position which is closer to the magnetic circuit than a linked position of the diaphragm and the voice coil member. An outer peripheral part of the suspension holder is linked with a frame via a second edge. The first edge and the second edge are substantially symmetrical with each other about a median of a first edge and a second edge.01-22-2009
20110150264SPEAKER MAGNETIC CIRCUIT, SPEAKER DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SPEAKER MAGNETIC CIRCUIT - The present invention is to provide a speaker magnetic circuit which, even if small in its thickness, can reduce an occurrence of magnetic flux leakage so as to obtain a sufficient magnetic flux density in a magnetic gap, particularly in a position where a voice coil is supported. The speaker magnetic circuit (06-23-2011
20110255733SPEAKER UNIT AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - [Problem] To provide a speaker unit and a portable information terminal that are reduced in size and thickness and still produce a high sound pressure.10-20-2011
20110164781MAGNETIC CIRCUIT FOR SPEAKER DEVICE AND SPEAKER DEVICE - A speaker device includes a diaphragm (07-07-2011
20120177246MULTI-MAGNET SYSTEM AND SPEAKER USING SAME - Disclosed is a multi-magnet system for speaker. The multi-magnet system includes a yoke having a bottom, a pair of main magnets separated from each other and mounted on the bottom of the yoke, respectively, a mid-magnet mounted on the bottom of the yoke and located between the pair of main magnets, and a pair of auxiliary magnets attached to two ends of the yoke. Wherein, the first main magnet together with the first auxiliary magnet and the mid-magnet defines a first magnetic gap and the second main magnet together with the second auxiliary magnet and the mid-magnet defines a second magnetic gap. By virtue of place the magnets at appropriate locations, the sensitivity of the speaker is effectively enhanced.07-12-2012
20100284560AUDIO TRANSDUCER - An audio transducer for use in a loudspeaker system. The transducer includes a pair of flexible, curved diaphragms, with each diaphragm having a distal end and a proximal end. The curved diaphragms form hemi-cylindrical lobes being substantially tangent to one another at their proximal ends and are attached to energy absorbent dampers at their distal ends. The transducers can be employed in a line array as part of the loudspeaker system as well as some of the transducers facing forward while others rearward and, in doing so, their amplitudes and phases can be adjusted for fine tailoring the geometric coverage of acoustic energy radiating from the loudspeaker system.11-11-2010
20110135138LOUD SPEAKER, LOUD SPEAKER MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND LOUD SPEAKER MANUFACTURING JIG - In a loud speaker, the diaphragm has a protruded part protruding on a yoke side on the inside and in the vicinity of an inner coupling part as a coupled portion to a voice coil. The loud speaker can be manufactured with the voice coil accurately positioned with respect to a diaphragm, and the voice coil is accurately vibrated vertically inside a magnetic gap. The possibility of the voice coil coming into contact with a plate and a yoke as a magnetic circuit body of the loud speaker can be reduced, thereby to improve production efficiency and a yield at the time of manufacturing the loud speaker.06-09-2011
20110261990SPEAKER UNIT, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A frame includes terminals. A diaphragm is supported by a frame so as to vibrate in one direction. A magnet is fixed to frame. A voice coil includes a winding portion and wire portions. Winding portion is fixed to diaphragm so as to receive a magnetic field from magnet. Wire portions and serve to electrically connect wiring portion and terminals, respectively. Wire portions have bending portions bent in one direction from winding portion towards terminals.10-27-2011
20110255734SPEAKER UNIT AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - To provide a speaker unit and a portable information terminal that are reduced in size and thickness and still produce a high sound pressure. A speaker unit includes: a yoke having a rectangular outline as seen in a plan view; a magnet member placed on the yoke and magnetized so that an upper surface of the magnet member has an N pole and an S pole aligned in one direction; a coil placed above and spaced from the upper surface of the magnet member; a diaphragm attached to the coil; and a frame supporting the diaphragm. An engagement protrusion which allows the frame and the yoke to engage with each other is provided on a side which is one of the sides defining the rectangular outline of the yoke and extends along the one direction.10-20-2011
20110096953DAMPER AND LOUDSPEAKER USING THE SAME CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS - A damper has ridges and furrows thereon and a through hole therein. The damper includes a carbon nanotube film structure and an amorphous carbon structure. The carbon nanotube film structure defines a number of micropores therein. The amorphous carbon structure is composited with the carbon nanotube structure. The amorphous carbon structure comprises a number of amorphous carbon particles received in the micropores.04-28-2011
20110188698ELECTRODYNAMIC TRANSDUCER, IN PARTICULAR OF THE LOUDSPEAKER TYPE WITH FERROFLUID SUSPENSION AND RELATED DEVICES - An electrodynamic transducer with a membrane includes an electrodynamic motor in a carcass in which a coil held by a mandrel connected to the membrane is capable of movement. The mandrel has a shape generated by an essentially linear generatrix, the coil being arranged in an air gap of a vertical free space where it is capable of movement and defined, towards the centre of the transducer, by an inner magnetic structure and, towards the periphery of the transducer, by an outer magnetic structure, at least one of the magnetic structures generating a static magnetic field, wherein the transducer does not include any peripheral nor inner suspension and the guiding of the mobile equipment and the pneumatic tightness between the front and rear faces of the membrane being ensured by a ferrofluid. The mandrel is maintained in the air gap by the ferrofluid applied on at least one of the two faces of the mandrel and entirely filling the air gap.08-04-2011
20110064259DAMPER AND LOUDSPEAKER USING THE SAME - A damper includes at least one matrix and at least one carbon nanotube structure disposed on at least one surface of the at least one matrix. A loudspeaker using the damper is also disclosed. The loudspeaker includes a frame, a diaphragm secured on the frame, a bobbin having a voice coil, and a damper. The bobbin is secured to the diaphragm. The damper has a first engaging surface engaged with the frame and a second engaging surface engaged with the bobbin.03-17-2011
20090074226PCB WITH EMBEDDED SPEAKER ASSEMBLY - A speaker system that includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a speaker assembly. The speaker assembly is embedded in the PCB. The speaker assembly may include a coil, a magnet, and a diaphragm. The coil is embedded in a material of the PCB. The magnet is located within the PCB and attached to the diaphragm. The coil is usable as a T-coil for hearing aid compatibility. The speaker system may be included in any device such as a mobile phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a computer, an electronic game device, an electronic audio device, or an electronic video device.03-19-2009
20110317867SPEAKER UNIT AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - To provide a speaker unit and a portable information terminal suppressing a decrease in a vibration area and a reduction in a diaphragm edge portion path length caused along with miniaturization and slimming-down. A speaker unit includes a diaphragm member which has a first convex portion at an outer peripheral portion, a voice coil fixed to the diaphragm member, a magnet disposed to be spaced from the voice coil, and a frame which supports the magnet and has a second convex portion on a more inner peripheral side than the first convex portion. The diaphragm member is attached to the frame such that an inner peripheral surface of the first convex portion faces an outer peripheral surface of the second convex portion.12-29-2011
20120002836LOUDSPEAKER - A loudspeaker includes a movable diaphragm, a resilient centering device for centering and guiding the movement of the diaphragm, and a magnet system for controlling the movement of the diaphragm, where the diaphragm is positioned between the magnet system and the resilient centering device.01-05-2012
20120114164Improvements In Or Relating To Surrounds For Audio Drivers - A ring-shaped surround for a loudspeaker is disclosed, in the form of a membrane formed in a shape that, when relaxed (i.e. when not being driven), has a cross sectional shape with a first portion extending in a radial direction for a first distance, a second portion extending in an axial direction for a second distance, and a third portion extending in a radial direction for a third distance, the first and second portions being connected by a first flexible join, and the second and third portions being connected by a second flexible join, the first join having a first radius of curvature that is shorter than at least one of said first and second distances, the second join having a second radius of curvature that is shorter than at least one of said second and third distances. Thus, the surround has a Z-shape, with a first radially extending portion, and a relatively sharp bend leading to an axially-extending portion. The radially outwardly extending portion can have a surface which undulates around its circumference, to provide a stiffening effect to the otherwise planar surface and inhibit resonances. One or more tabs can be provided, extending from a surface of the second portion, in a direction transverse to the local orientation of the second portion. These will adjust the dynamic properties of the surround as required. Typically, the surround will be circular, to fit around a circular driver. However, other shapes are possible.05-10-2012
20120281869SPEAKER AND ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE SPEAKER - A speaker (11-08-2012
20100172533DIAPHRAGM FOR SPEAKER, SPEAKER USING THE DIAPHRAGM, AND SYSTEM USING THE SPEAKER - A loudspeaker diaphragm contains polylactic acid, and bamboo charcoal mixed in the polylactic acid. The diaphragm does not affect environment and provides a loudspeaker with high sound quality.07-08-2010
20100208934SPEAKER DEVICE - Objects are to make a speaker device smaller than heretofore in size, in profile, and in weight, and to reproduce sound in high quality. The speaker device includes: a diaphragm which has an inner rim connected to a voice coil bobbin and an outer rim connected to a frame through an edge, and is shaped so that a peak portion is formed between the inner rim and the outer rim, which are positioned at an acoustic radiation side in comparison with the peak portion; and an inner magnet type magnetic circuit for driving a voice coil which is arranged on the voice coil bobbin connected to the inner rim of the diaphragm.08-19-2010
20120177245MULTI-MAGNETIC SPEAKER - A multi-magnet speaker is disclosed. The multi-magnet speaker includes a frame defining a hollow space, a magnetic system defining a yoke and a plurality of magnetic gaps positioned in the hollow space, a diaphragm mounted on the frame and a plurality of coils attached to the bottom of the diaphragm. The diaphragm includes a plurality of vibrating membranes each defining a dome part and an arcuate portion radially extending from the periphery of the dome part. Each of the coils is received in the corresponding magnetic gap to drive the corresponding vibrating membrane to vibrate.07-12-2012
20080205686Speaker unit and speaker apparatus - To propose a speaker unit and a speaker apparatus enabling to improve the strength of a voice coil bobbin and sound output in high quality with a simple structure, there are provided that a magnetic circuit forming a magnetic gap in slit form, a frame for storing and holding the magnetic circuit, a diaphragm attached to be vibratable to the frame, a flat-type voice coil bobbin disposed so as to pass through the almost center of the magnetic gap, in that its one end is combined with the diaphragm, a voice coil is adhered to its surface, and convex and concave parts for improving the strength of the diaphragm in the vibrating direction are formed on the surface, and a damper attached to the frame to support the other end of the flat-type voice coil bobbin.08-28-2008
20090060251LOUDSPEAKER DIAPHRAGM AND LOUDSPEAKER USING THE SAME - A loudspeaker diaphragm having a small overall height dimension, in which a dome portion has a sufficient rigidity and which is capable of realizing a stable loudspeaker operation, wherein the loudspeaker diaphragm can realize a desirable sound reproduction without noise, or the like, with a frequency response that is flat over a wide range. In the loudspeaker diaphragm of the present invention, the dome portion includes a concave dome portion formed at a center thereof, a convex dome portion along an outer periphery of the concave dome portion, a plurality of depressed ribs each extending in a radial direction across a boundary between the concave dome portion and the convex dome portion, a voice coil attachment portion along an outer periphery of the convex dome portion, and a plurality of protruding ribs extending in the radial direction across a boundary between the convex dome portion and the voice coil attachment portion, wherein each protruding rib is spaced apart in a circumferential direction from two adjacent depressed ribs.03-05-2009
20120263338COMPOSITE SPEAKER - A composite speaker is provided capable of obtaining larger sound output than that of a conventional flat panel speaker and flat speaker when input with an audio signal of the same strength. The composite speaker includes: one magnet or a plurality of magnets disposed at predetermined intervals to each other; a yoke for forming a magnetic circuit with a magnetic gap to the magnets; a voice coil disposed in a gap between the magnets and the yoke so as to interlink with the magnetic circuit; a diaphragm with the voice coil fixed to one face thereof; a frame that supports the diaphragm at peripheral edge portions of the diaphragm and houses the magnets and the yoke; a speaker base plate fixed to the frame at the side of the frame supporting the diaphragm or at the side of the frame opposite to the side supporting the diaphragm; and a phase rotation member configured by an elastic member provided between the speaker base plate and the yoke; wherein sound is generated from both the diaphragm and the speaker base plate.10-18-2012
20120263337Speaker Diaphragm And Speaker Device - The present invention further reduces a weight with an internal loss being large without reducing high rigidity and an environment resistance, thereby enabling a maximum sound pressure to be increased.10-18-2012
20120257781SPEAKER DIAPHRAGM, SPEAKER DUST CAP, SPEAKER FRAME, SPEAKER USING SAID PARTS, AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND DEVICE USING SAID SPEAKER - Each of a speaker diaphragm, a dust cap, and a frame includes a resin and a plant opal that is extracted from a bamboo leaf, and is formed by injection molding or sheet molding. The configuration can enhance stiffness of each of the diaphragm, the dust cap, and the frame and implement high performance.10-11-2012
20080298629Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker includes a basket defining a center hole therethrough, a conduction wire board fixed to the bottom surface of the basket, a magnet placed on the basket, a diaphragm arranged on the basket and above the magnet, and a voice coil. The conduction wire board defines a core hole corresponding to the center hole, and two welding foils on the bottom surface. The magnet defines a through hole corresponding to the center hole. The voice coil is wrapped around the magnet and fixed to the bottom of the diaphragm. The voice coil has leading wires, which bend inward at the top and downward pass through the through hole of the magnet, the center hole of the basket and the core hole of the conduction wire board, and then extend toward two sides of the rivet for being welded on the corresponding welding foils.12-04-2008
20120269379DIAPHRAGM USED IN A LOUDSPEAKER AND A LOUDSPEAKER - A diaphragm and a loudspeaker using the diaphragm are disclosed. The diaphragm has a diaphragm body with at least one projection formed thereon, to reduce peaks in the medium-high frequency section of the frequency response curve for the loudspeaker, and make the frequency response curve smooth in medium-high frequency. Thereby the sound effect of medium-high frequency section is improved, and the original sound can be reflected more veritably10-25-2012
20120321122SPEAKER - A speaker includes a frame, a magnetic circuit secured to the frame, a voice coil, a damper, and a diaphragm. The voice coil is inserted in a magnetic gap of the magnetic circuit. The damper is secured to the voice coil and the frame and formed with a plurality of corrugations. The diaphragm is secured to the frame and the voice coil. One of the plurality of corrugations located on an inner circumferential side of the damper is provided with a plurality of apertures, and these apertures are covered by an elastic member.12-20-2012
20130016872Voice Coil Former Stiffener - A support member for a voice coil former in an audio transducer is described. The support member comprises a bridge between the inner surface of the voice coil former and a radiating surface, such as a diaphragm or cone, which is disposed in the center of the voice coil former. The support member provides added rigidity to reduce wobble during operation of the transducer.01-17-2013
20110158458Electroacoustic transducer - In an electroacoustic transducer, abnormal resonance caused by end reflected waves in the bonding portion of a diaphragm and a unit frame is prevented. The electroacoustic transducer includes the diaphragm having a center dome and a sub dome, and a unit frame 06-30-2011
20080247595Electromagnetic lever diaphragm audio transducer - An electromagnetic transducer including a frame, a diaphragm disposed within the frame and coupled to the frame such that the diaphragm may rotate relative to the frame, a panel-shaped former connected to the diaphragm, a conductive coil connected to the former, and a magnetic assembly including a gap in which a magnetic field is provided. The gap is positioned to receive the conductive coil, and the conductive coil is electrically charged within the gap to move such that the diaphragm rotates about a rotational axis to generate sound waves.10-09-2008
20080232635Loudspeaker with an Acoustic Membrane - A loudspeaker (09-25-2008
20110274309MICRO SPEAKER - A micro speaker including a frame; a yoke fixed to the frame and including a receiving groove; a permanent magnet spaced apart from an inner lateral wall of the receiving groove of the yoke, and fixed to a bottom surface of the yoke; a plate fixed to an upper surface of the permanent magnet, spaced apart from the inner lateral wall of the receiving groove of the yoke, and fixed to the yoke; a diaphragm having an outer circumferential portion fixed to the frame; a base film fixed to a lower surface of the diaphragm and including a first coil that has a planar shape and is printed to have a coil pattern; and a second coil that is formed by winding a wire, has an upper end portion fixed to a lower surface of the base film, extends downwards from the upper end portion, and is electrically connected to the first coil.11-10-2011
20110274308MULTIFUNCTIONAL MICRO SPEAKER - A multifunctional micro speaker including a frame; a diaphragm having an outer circumference portion fixed to the frame; a voice coil fixed to a lower surface of the diaphragm; a suspension fixed to the frame and having a predetermined elasticity; a yoke fixed to the suspension and including a receiving groove having a concave shape; a permanent magnet fixed to a bottom surface of the receiving groove; and a plate fixed to an upper surface of the permanent magnet, wherein a through hole is vertically formed through a central portion of a magnetic circuit including the yoke, the permanent magnet and the plate. The multifunctional micro speaker includes the through hole formed in a magnetic circuit, and thus, a vibration displacement of the magnetic circuit and a damping coefficient of the diaphragm may be controlled.11-10-2011
20110243365Moving Magnet Levered Loudspeaker - A loudspeaker including a moving magnet motor. The moving magnet motor includes an armature comprising a magnet carrier, and a lever arm, coupling the armature and a pivot. The lever arm further couples the armature and an acoustic diaphragm to transmit motion of the armature to the acoustic diaphragm to cause the acoustic diaphragm to move. The loudspeaker described may be torque balance and moment balanced.10-06-2011
20130156254Transducer With Variable Compliance - A transducer utilizes a sound-producing member positioned in the area of magnetic flux concentration between magnetic poles of opposite polarity. The sound-producing member is variably vibratable in a magnetic structure between the poles to generate acoustic waves, and an acoustic conduit carries the acoustic waves through the magnetic poles e to a location outside the magnetic structure.06-20-2013
20110311092SPEAKER UNIT AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL - A speaker unit adaptable to limited mounting space, allowing reduction in the lowest resonance frequency, and realizing higher sound pressure and smaller distortion is provided. A diaphragm includes a trunk portion 12-22-2011
20110311091ACOUSTIC CONVERSION DEVICE - An acoustic conversion device includes: a driving unit including a pair of magnets, a yoke, a coil, a vibrating portion which vibrates when driving current is supplied to the coil, and an armature disposed between the pair of magnets with the vibrating portion being passed through the coil; and a diaphragm unit including a holding frame having an opening, a resin film adhered to the holding frame, a diaphragm held within the holding frame, and a beam portion for propagating the vibration of the vibrating portion to the diaphragm; with the beam portion being combined with one edge side of the diaphragm, a predetermined gap being formed between the other edge of the diaphragm, and the inner face of the holding frame, a reinforcing member being provided to the predetermined gap, and the diaphragm being combined with the holding frame by the resin film and the reinforcing member.12-22-2011
20110311090ACOUSTIC CONVERSION DEVICE - An acoustic conversion device includes: a driving unit including a pair of magnets disposed so as to face each other, a yoke to which the pair of magnets are attached, a coil to which driving current is supplied, a vibrating portion which vibrates when driving current is supplied to the coil, and an armature disposed between the pair of magnets with the vibrating portion passed through the coil; and a diaphragm unit including a holding frame having an opening, a resin film adhered to the holding frame in a state covering the opening of the holding frame, a diaphragm held on the inner side of the holding frame in a state adhered to the resin film, and a beam portion of which the tip portion formed integrally with the diaphragm is combined with the vibrating portion of the armature, for propagating the vibration of the vibrating portion to the diaphragm.12-22-2011

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