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1. AU2007256878 - Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations

Office Australia
Application Number 2007256878
Application Date 29.05.2007
Publication Number 2007256878
Publication Date 08.01.2009
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04R 25/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets
CPC
A61C 8/0098
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
8Means to be fixed to the jaw-bone for consolidating natural teeth or for fixing dental prostheses thereon; Dental implants; Implanting tools
0093Features of implants not otherwise provided for
0098Immediate loaded implants
B33Y 70/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
70Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
B33Y 80/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
80Products made by additive manufacturing
H04R 25/602
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets ; , i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
60Mounting or interconnection of hearing aid parts, e.g. inside tips, housings or to ossicles
602of batteries
H04R 25/606
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets ; , i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
60Mounting or interconnection of hearing aid parts, e.g. inside tips, housings or to ossicles
604of acoustic or vibrational transducers
606acting directly on the eardrum, the ossicles or the skull, e.g. mastoid, tooth, maxillary or mandibular bone, or mechanically stimulating the cochlea, e.g. at the oval window
H04R 2420/07
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
2420Details of connection covered by H04R, not provided for in its groups
07Applications of wireless loudspeakers or wireless microphones
Applicants Sonitus Medical, Inc.
Agents FB Rice Pty Ltd
Priority Data 60/809,244 30.05.2006 US
60/820,223 24.07.2006 US
Title
(EN) Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations
Abstract
(EN)
Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly (16) through a tooth or teeth (12) are disclosed herein. The assembly (16) may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance (18) to form a hearing aid assembly (14). Such an oral appliance may be a custom-made device. The electronic and transducer assembly (16) may receive incoming sounds either directly or through a receiver to process and amplify the signals and transmit the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element coupled to a tooth or other bone structure, such as the maxillary, mandibular, or palatine bone structure.