Interesting Patents | Tuesday, May 30, 2023
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Wearable audio device with cable-through hinge
ASSIGNEE: Bose Corporation
US PAT. NO. 11662609-B2
Bose Corporation is a renowned company in the technology industry that is always at the forefront of innovation. Their high-quality audio products are recognized globally. Recently, Bose was granted a patent titled Wearable Audio Device with Cable-through Hinge, which introduces a new hinge mechanism and cable management feature for wearable audio devices. This new development is a significant advancement in the industry.
The patent focuses on improving wearable audio devices like audio eyeglasses and headsets, which have become more popular in recent years. These devices often have problems with durability and cable management, but Bose’s patent addresses these issues with a unique hinge mechanism and cable management feature. Both made of metal, they are designed as a single, continuous piece, making the device more durable and robust. This is a significant improvement over current designs that have separate pieces that can become loose or damaged over time.
The hinge mechanism of Bose’s wearable audio device is fascinating. It involves a unique set of mating features that securely connect the different parts of the device, reducing the risk of detachment. This is a common issue with many similar devices, but Bose’s innovative solution promises to improve their longevity and reliability.Bose’s design offers enhanced stability and reliability, even with frequent use. Additionally, the hinge mechanism remains stationary and in contact with the second section of the device throughout its entire range of motion. This is a significant departure from many current hinge designs that feature moving parts that can wear out over time.
Bose has developed this technology for wearable audio devices that includes a unique hinge mechanism and cable management feature to keep cables organized and protected, reducing the risk of damage. The design ensures that the cable is arranged neatly, reducing the chances of tangling and damage, which is a significant improvement over other designs. In addition, the wearable device can include an electro-acoustic transducer that provides high-quality audio output and at least one microphone for two-way communication, enhancing the functionality of the device. The patent also suggests various manufacturing techniques, such as molding, casting, and additive manufacturing, that promise to enhance the quality and durability of the device.
Overall, Bose Corporation’s new patent promises to enhance the durability, reliability, and user experience of wearable audio devices. The patent also introduces several innovative features that promise to improve the functionality and sound quality of the devices. Bose’s commitment to innovation and improving the user experience is evident in this patent, and we look forward to seeing how it transforms the wearable audio device industry in the future.
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