Global Patent Index - EP 2023662 A1

EP 2023662 A1 2009-02-11 - System comprising an automated tool and appertaining method for hearing aid design

Title (en)

System comprising an automated tool and appertaining method for hearing aid design

Title (de)

System mit einem automatisierten Werkzeug und dazugehöriges Verfahren zur Entwicklung von Hörhilfen

Title (fr)

Système comprenant un outil automatisé et une méthode adéquate pour un concept d'aide auditive

Publication

EP 2023662 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 07113608 A

Priority

EP 07113608 A

Abstract (en)

A system and appertaining method are provided for electronically detailing an impression of an ear canal of a patient. A digitized geometric model of the impression is created, and a software tool is utilized to determine a bony part or canal direction, as well as first and second bends of the impression. An aperture of the impression is determined, and a cutting plane through the aperture is calculated such that the normal vector through the aperture plane aligns with a normal vector of the second bend plane. On establishing this congruence, modeling parameters optimized for modeling wireless based hearing instruments are evoked to optimized and automate design. This calculation can then be utilized for either manual or automated shaping and cutting operations.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/658 (2013.01); H04R 25/652 (2013.01); H04R 2225/77 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2023662 A1 20090211

INPADOC legal status


2010-03-25 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2010-02-10 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090812

2009-10-14 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2009-02-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA HR MK RS