Global Patent Index - EP 1075234 A1

EP 1075234 A1 2001-02-14 - HEARING COUPLER SHELLS OF SOFT PLIABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL

Title (en)

HEARING COUPLER SHELLS OF SOFT PLIABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL

Title (de)

AUS WEICHEM THERMOPLASTISCHEN MATERIAL HERGESTELLTE KUPPLUNGSMUSCHELN FÜR EIN HÖHRGERÄT

Title (fr)

COQUES DE COUPLAGE POUR APPAREIL AUDITIF EN MATERIAU THERMOPLASTIQUE MOU ET SOUPLE

Publication

EP 1075234 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99918887 A

Priority

  • US 9909232 W
  • US 8348998 P
  • US 8446598 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9955259A1] A hearing aid device (300) is disclosed which includes a shell (302) of soft pliable material for insertion into the ear (10) of an individual. The soft pliable material is made of soft thermoplastics, thermoplastics elastomers, thermoplastic rubber or any combination of these materials. The device (300) receives, and retains an electronic auditory coupler system (303) in its generally cone shaped hollow body. At the larger end (304) of the shell (302), hearing amplification devices are typically provided. These include a microphone input (306), a volume adjustment control (308), and a battery access port (310).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 11/04 (2006.01); H04R 1/10 (2006.01); H04R 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/658 (2013.01); H04R 1/1016 (2013.01); H04R 25/652 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9955259 A1 19991104; WO 9955259 A9 20000511; AU 3669799 A 19991116; CA 2330588 A1 19991104; EP 1075234 A1 20010214; EP 1075234 A4 20020306; MX PA00010601 A 20020424

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040622

2003-05-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030401

2002-03-06 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020117

2002-03-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-03-06 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 04R 1/10 A, 7H 04R 25/02 B, 7A 61F 11/04 B

2001-02-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001129

2001-02-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE