Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

6-22-2004

Abstract

The invention discloses an improved bone conduction sensor capable of use within a voice sound transmitting apparatus. The bone conduction sensor is adapted for placement in the external auditory canal of the user in a nonocclusive fashion. The bone conduction sensor has a contoured surface adapted-to fit against a wall of the external auditory canal increasing the surface area contact between the bone conduction sensor and the wall of the external auditory canal. The bone conduction sensor may also be associated with one or more contact sensors adjacent the bone conduction sensor for determining contact between the bone conduction sensor and the wall of the external auditory canal. In addition, the invention provides for the bone sensing element to be separated from the circuit portion of the bone conduction sensor so that the circuitry may be removed to the behind the ear portion of the earpiece.

Patent Number

US 6,754,358 B1

ISURF Reference Number

02818

Assignee

Peter V. Boesen, John A. Roberts, David S. Whitty

Application Number

US 09/902,153

Date Filed

7-10-2001

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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