Real Time Touch



new TOP 200 Companies filing patents this week

new Companies with the Most Patent Filings (2010+)




Real Time Touch

Advanced Bionics Ag patents


Recent patent applications related to Advanced Bionics Ag. Advanced Bionics Ag is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Advanced Bionics Ag may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Advanced Bionics Ag, we're just tracking patents.

ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | Company Directory "A" | Advanced Bionics Ag-related inventors


Implantable medical devices having resilient mounting tabs and associated methods

A method, for use with an implantable medical device, including the steps of stretching a mounting tab in such a manner that an aperture on the mounting tab increases in size and separating the mounting tab from a bone anchor by moving the stretched mounting tab in such a manner that the bone anchor does not extend through the aperture in the mounting tab.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Cochlear implants

A cochlear implant including a cochlear lead, an antenna, a processor case, and a printed circuit board assembly located within the processor case. The processor case may include a base with a bottom wall and first and second side walls that together define a one-piece, unitary structure, a first end wall, attached to the bottom wall and to the first and second side walls, including a first plurality of feedthrough pins, a second end wall, attached to the bottom wall and to the first and second side walls, including a second plurality of feedthrough pins, and a cover attached to the first and second side walls and to the first and second end walls.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Systems and methods for determining a stapedius reflex threshold based on electro-acoustic stimulation

A stapedius reflex threshold determination system is communicatively coupled with a loudspeaker and a cochlear implant implanted within a patient. The system identifies a baseline evoked response level associated with a baseline acoustic stimulation level too low to trigger a stapedius reflex within the patient. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Antenna apparatus for use with medical implants

An antenna apparatus having a first coil including at least one turn on at least one first-coil substrate and a second coil including at least one turn on at least one second-coil substrate. The first and second coils are electrically connected to one another in parallel.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Systems and methods for facilitating interaural time difference perception by a binaural cochlear implant patient

A binaural cochlear implant system (system) includes first and second microphones associated with first and second ears of a patient, respectively. The microphones detect an audio signal presented to the patient and output first and second signals representative of the audio signal as detected at the first and second ears, respectively. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Binaural hearing systems and methods for preserving an interaural level difference to a distinct degree for each ear of a user

A binaural hearing system (“system”) preserves and/or enhances interaural level differences (“ilds”) between first and second signals. The system includes audio detectors each associated with an ear of a user. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Sound processor module

A behind-the-ear sound processor module includes a bte-housing; an adjustable microphone module attached to the bte-housing for capturing input audio signals from ambient sound; and a sound processor unit for generating, from the input audio signals, a neural hearing stimulation signal to be supplied to an implantable neural stimulation arrangement, wherein the microphone module comprises a plurality of microphones and a support element for carrying the microphones, wherein the support element is movable between a beamformer position enabling the plurality of microphones to act as a directional microphone array in a beamformer audio signal processing mode of the sound processor unit and a t-mic position enabling at least one of the microphones to act as a t-mic in a t-mic audio signal processing mode of the sound processor unit at a position closer to the entrance of the ear canal than in the beamformer position.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Cochlear implants and magnets for use with same

A cochlear implant including a cochlear lead, a housing, a magnet apparatus located within the flexible housing and including a first partial disk shaped magnet member and a second partial disk shaped magnet member spaced apart from the first partial disk shaped magnet member, an antenna within the housing, and a stimulation processor.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Cochlear electrode array with a flexural inflection point

A cochlear implant device includes a flexible electrode array for insertion into a cochlea. The flexible electrode array includes a number of electrodes; a number of electrical wires coupled to the electrodes; and a flexural inflection point positioned on the flexible electrode array such that, when implanted, is situated at a basal turn of the cochlea.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Systems and methods for creating and using sound processing program templates

An exemplary programming system 1) detects a first input command representative of a request to create a sound processing program, 2) provides, in response to the first input command, a user interface that shows a plurality of default values corresponding to a plurality of parameters associated with the sound processing program, 3) detects a changing, by way of the user interface, of the plurality of default values to a plurality of modified values, 4) detects, subsequent to the changing, a second input command representative of a request to create a sound processing program template configured to serve as a basis for one or more additional sound processing programs, and 5) presents, in response to the second input command, an option that allows the user to select one or more of the modified values to be included in the sound processing program template.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Connectorized cochlear implant systems

An exemplary system includes 1) a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient and including cochlear implant circuitry configured to apply electrical stimulation representative of one or more audio signals to the patient, 2) a first connector assembly coupled to the cochlear implant module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the first connector assembly including a first set of induction coils, 3) an implantable module configured to be implanted within the patient, and 4) a second connector assembly coupled to the implantable module and configured to be implanted within the patient, the second connector assembly including a second set of induction coils. The first and second sets of induction coils are configured to form a multi-channel inductive link between the implantable module and the cochlear implant module. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Information processing and storage in a cochlear stimulation system

Information can be stored in a cochlear stimulation system by determining an item of patient specific information, transferring the item of patient specific information to an implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation system, and permanently storing the item of patient specific information in the implantable portion of the cochlear stimulation system. The item of patient specific information can comprise a parameter for use in generating a stimulation current. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Antennas for use with transcutaneously powered medical implants

An antenna having an inductor assembly including at least two conductors, which each define a conductor diameter dc, and an electrically non-conductive carrier defining at least two lumens in which the at least two conductors are respectively located. The carrier maintains a conductor spacing s between the at least two conductors, and the inductor assembly defines at least one turn. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

Audio accessory for auditory prosthesis system that includes body-worn sound processor apparatus

An exemplary auditory prosthesis system includes an audio accessory configured to be external to a patient and that includes 1) a plurality of microphones that receive incoming audio and convert the incoming audio into a plurality of audio signals, 2) a first communication port that connects directly to a communication port of a body-worn sound processor apparatus by way of a first cable, 3) a second communication port that connects directly to a communication port of a headpiece by way of a second cable, and 4) a control module communicatively coupled to the plurality of microphones and the first and second communication ports and that generates a processed audio signal by processing the plurality of audio signals converted by the plurality of microphones from the incoming audio and provides the processed audio signal to the body-worn sound processor apparatus.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

01/11/18 / #20180014133

Hearing assistance system

There is provided a hearing assistance system, comprising an audio streaming device, a first hearing device for stimulating a first ear of a user, and a second hearing device for stimulating a second ear of the user, the audio streaming device comprising an audio input interface for receiving an input stereo audio signal, a unit for analyzing the input stereo audio signal in order to determine at least one azimuthal localization cue by comparing the two channels of the stereo signal, a unit for processing the input stereo audio signal in order to produce an output stereo audio signal, and a unit for supplying one channel of the output stereo audio signal to the first hearing device and for supplying the other channel of the output stereo audio signal to the second hearing device.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

10/26/17 / #20170304619

Targeted channel selection systems and methods

An exemplary targeted channel selection system may determine a target stimulation rate for a user of a cochlear implant system, determine a pulse width value that is representative of one or more pulse widths that are to be used for stimulation pulses applied by the cochlear implant system to the user during a stimulation session, and determine, based on the target stimulation rate and on the pulse width value, a value for n that is specific to the user. In this example, n represents a total number of analysis channels that are to be selected from m available analysis channels for presentation by the cochlear implant system to the user during a stimulation frame of the stimulation session.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/31/17 / #20170251312

Speech processor headpiece

A cochlear implant system includes: an electrode array implanted within a cochlea; an internal processor in communication with the electrode array; an implanted antenna which is electrically coupled to the internal processor; and a modular external headpiece which is removably positioned over the implanted antenna, the modular external headpiece including a core containing a sound processor for processing sound and providing a corresponding signal to the implanted antenna; and a modular component configured to releasably engage the core and supply electrical power to the core. A modular speech processor headpiece includes a core comprising a microphone and sound processor for producing a signal representing ambient sound to be transmitted to a cochlear implant, the core further comprising a number of electrical contacts; and a modular component containing a number of electrical contacts corresponding to the electrical contacts of the core; wherein the core is configured to engage with the modular component such that electrical communication is made between the core and the modular component.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/31/17 / #20170246457

Channel selection systems and methods that employ temporal modification

An exemplary sound processor may 1) divide an audio signal into m analysis channels, 2) select only n analysis channels included in the m analysis channels for presentation to a patient during a stimulation frame, wherein n is less than m, 3) increase a probability that a particular analysis channel will be included in the n analysis channels selected for presentation to the patient during the stimulation frame if the particular analysis channel was not selected for presentation to the patient during one or more stimulation frames that temporally precede the stimulation frame, and 4) decrease the probability that the particular analysis channel will be included in the n analysis channels selected for presentation to the patient during the stimulation frame if the particular analysis channel was selected for presentation to the patient during the one or more stimulation frames that temporally precede the stimulation frame.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/24/17 / #20170239476

Cochlear implants having mri-compatible magnet apparatus and associated methods

A cochlear implant including a cochlear lead, an antenna, a stimulation processor, and a magnet apparatus, associated with the antenna, including a case defining a central axis, a magnet frame within the case and rotatable about the central axis of the case, and a plurality of elongate diametrically magnetized magnets that are located in the magnet frame, the magnets defining a longitudinal axis and a n-s direction and being freely rotatable about the longitudinal axis relative to the magnet frame.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/24/17 / #20170239475

Systems and methods for fitting an electro-acoustic stimulation system to a patient

An exemplary fitting system 1) directs, during a fitting session, an eas system to concurrently apply acoustic stimulation to a patient by way of a loudspeaker and electrical stimulation to the patient by way of an electrode located within a cochlea of the patient, 2) determines an interactive effect that the electrical stimulation has on the acoustic stimulation, 3) directs, if the determined interactive effect is suppressive, the eas system to use, during a stimulation session, a first stimulation strategy that steers a current field produced by stimulation of the electrode away from intracochlear acoustic responders within the patient that are associated with the acoustic stimulation, and 4) directs, if the determined interactive effect is enhancing, the eas system to use, during the stimulation session, a second stimulation strategy that steers the current field produced by the stimulation of the electrode towards the intracochlear acoustic responders.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/17/17 / #20170232257

Systems and methods for self-fitting an electroacoustic stimulation system to a patient

An exemplary system includes an electro-acoustic stimulation (eas) sound processor, a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the eas sound processor, an electrode array communicatively coupled to the cochlear implant, and a receiver communicatively coupled to the eas sound processor and configured to be in communication with an ear of a patient. The eas sound processor 1) directs, while in a self-fitting mode, the receiver to apply acoustic stimulation to the patient, 2) records, using at least one electrode included in the electrode array, an evoked response that occurs in response to the acoustic stimulation, 3) compares the evoked response to a baseline evoked response recorded by the eas sound processor prior to recording the evoked response, and 4) performs a predetermined action based on the comparison between the evoked response and the baseline evoked response. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/10/17 / #20170224992

Systems and methods for gradually adjusting a control parameter associated with a cochlear implant system

An exemplary sound processor included in a cochlear implant system associated with a patient 1) receives, from a fitting system while the sound processor is communicatively coupled to the fitting system, a command that sets a control parameter associated with the cochlear implant system to an initial value and data representative of a target value associated with the control parameter, 2) detects a decoupling of the sound processor from the fitting system, the decoupling resulting in the sound processor being in a non-fitting state, and 3) gradually adjusts, while the sound processor is in the non-fitting state, the control parameter from the initial value towards the target value in accordance with an adaption time course associated with the control parameter. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

08/03/17 / #20170223470

Sound processor apparatus with dual-mode earhook interface assembly

An exemplary sound processor apparatus includes 1) an earhook interface assembly that includes a plurality of contacts and that is configured to interchangeably connect to a microphone assembly and an eas receiver assembly by way of the plurality of contacts, and 2) a control module communicatively coupled to the plurality of contacts. In some examples, the control module uses the plurality of contacts as output ports to output one or more eas signals to the eas receiver assembly while the eas receiver assembly is connected to the earhook interface assembly.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

07/20/17 / #20170203108

Electrical feedthrough assembly

A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

07/13/17 / #20170202092

Methods for connecting a wire to a feedthrough pin and apparatus including the same

Methods of connecting wires (126) to feedthrough pins (104) and apparatus including wires connected to feedthrough pins.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

07/06/17 / #20170189694

Radio frequency transmitter circuits that provide power to an implant device

Exemplary radio frequency (rf) transmitter circuits that provide power to an implant device are described. An exemplary rf transmitter circuit may be included in an apparatus located external to a patient and may be configured to dynamically adjust an amount of power that is provided to an implant device implanted within the patient.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

05/11/17 / #20170128723

System for combined neural and acoustic hearing stimulation

There is provided a hearing assistance system comprising an auditory prosthesis device for neural stimulation of a patient's hearing at one of the patient's ears and a hearing aid for acoustic stimulation of the patient's hearing at the same one or the other one of the patient's ears.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

05/11/17 / #20170128717

Electrode assembly for a cochlear lead that inhibits twisting

An electrode assembly for a cochlear lead is configured to stimulate an auditory nerve from within a cochlea. The electrode assembly includes a conductive support structure for supporting an electrode and having two wings that are folded toward each other to form a wire carrier for a bundle of wires of the cochlear lead; and at least one of the wings comprising a tab extending from that wing along a longitudinal axis of the cochlear lead to inhibit twisting of the cochlear lead.. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

05/04/17 / #20170120051

Connectorized cochlear implant systems and methods

An exemplary method includes cochlear implant circuitry, which is disposed within a cochlear implant module configured to be implanted within a patient, performing the following: 1) detecting that an implantable antenna is connected to a modular connector coupled to the cochlear implant module, 2) operating in accordance with a radio frequency (“rf”) inductive link communication protocol while the implantable antenna is connected to the modular connector, 3) detecting a disconnection of the implantable antenna from the modular connector and a connection of an implantable sound processor to the modular connector, and 4) dynamically switching from operating in accordance with the rf inductive link communication protocol to operating in accordance with a hard wired baseband link communication protocol in response to the connection of the implantable sound processor to the modular connector.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

04/27/17 / #20170113041

Utilization of an extended inter-pulse interval in a modified continuous interleaved stimulation strategy

An exemplary sound processor included in a cochlear implant system comprises a control facility that represents a first frequency domain signal to a patient by 1) directing a cochlear implant included in the cochlear implant system to apply, during a first stimulation frame, a first monophasic stimulation pulse representative of a first temporal portion of the first frequency domain signal that corresponds to the first stimulation frame, the first monophasic stimulation pulse having a first polarity, and 2) directing the cochlear implant to apply, during a second stimulation frame that is temporally subsequent to the first stimulation frame, a second monophasic stimulation pulse representative of a second temporal portion of the first frequency domain signal that corresponds to the second stimulation frame, the second monophasic stimulation pulse configured to at least partially charge balance the first monophasic stimulation pulse and having a second polarity opposite the first polarity.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

04/06/17 / #20170099551

Speech processor cases

Apparatus and methods for converting one type of speech processor unit into another type of speech processor unit.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

03/23/17 / #20170080227

Programming systems for eliciting evoked responses in a cochlear implant patient and performing predetermined actions in accordance with the evoked responses

An exemplary system includes 1) a programming device configured to be located external to a cochlear implant patient and communicatively coupled to a cochlear implant system associated with the patient, 2) a programming interface device communicatively coupled to the programming device and configured to be located external to the patient, and 3) a receiver communicatively coupled directly to the programming interface device. The programming device directs at least one of the cochlear implant system and the receiver to apply stimulation to the patient, records an evoked response that occurs in response to the stimulation, and performs a predetermined action in accordance with the evoked response. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

03/23/17 / #20170080226

Screening system and screening method for a cochlea implant device

A system includes a cochlear implant (ci) device and a screening device. The ci device includes an electrode array comprising a plurality of stimulation electrodes to be implanted in a patient's cochlea for electrical stimulation of the cochlea, a stimulation signal unit for generating stimulation signals to be supplied to the stimulation electrodes, and a unit for capturing ecap signals induced at the electrodes in response to stimulation of the cochlea by applying stimulation signals to the electrodes. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

03/16/17 / #20170072197

Cochlear implant hearing assistance system and method of fitting the same

There is provided a hearing assistance system comprising a cochlear implant device for neural stimulation of the cochlea of one of the patient's ears and a fitting device for adjusting the cochlear implant device.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

03/16/17 / #20170072195

Auditory prosthesis system including sound processor and wireless module for communication with an external computing device

An exemplary auditory prosthesis system includes a sound processor apparatus having 1) an interface assembly that includes at least a first contact that facilitates interchangeable connectivity of a plurality of external components to the sound processor apparatus, the plurality of external components including a programming system, and 2) a control module communicatively coupled to the first contact and that communicates with each of the plurality of external components by way of the first contact. The exemplary auditory prosthesis system may also include a wireless module configured to be interchangeably connected to the interface assembly in place of the programming system, wherein, while the wireless module is interchangeably connected to the interface assembly, the wireless module is communicatively coupled to the control module by way of the first contact. ... Advanced Bionics Ag

02/02/17 / #20170034636

Sound processors having contamination resistant control panels and implantable cochlear stimulation systems including the same

Sound processors and systems including sound processors are disclosed.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag

02/02/17 / #20170028199

Headpieceless hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods with distributed power

Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of distributed power without the use of a headpiece.. . ... Advanced Bionics Ag








ARCHIVE: New 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009



###

This listing is an abstract for educational and research purposes is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. Freshpatents.com is not affiliated or associated with Advanced Bionics Ag in any way and there may be associated servicemarks. This data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Advanced Bionics Ag with additional patents listed. Browse our Agent directory for other possible listings. Page by FreshPatents.com

###