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Patent 1981078481: Speech Processor (1981 - 1997)

From
11 December 1981
To
31 July 1997
Website
http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/applicationDetails.do?applicationNo=1981078481

Summary

The patent for the invention Speech Processor (application number 1981078481) was granted on 6 June 1985. This was an important milestone in the development of the bionic ear (cochlear implant). The patent was awarded by the Australian Patent Office in respect of the application (on 12 December 1980) by the Commonwealth of Australia for an invention entitled "Improvements in Speech Processors", with the inventors named as James Patrick, Graeme Clark, Yit Chow (Joe) Tong and Peter Seligman. The Commonwealth subsequently lodged the complete application on 30 June 1981. The effective date of the patent was recorded as 11 December 1981 and it ceased on 31 July 1997.

Timeline

 1979 - 1995 1979046563: Electrode for Human Cochlea
       1980 - 1998 1980059812: Speech Processor
             1981 - 1997 1981078481: Speech Processor
                   1983 - 1997 1983018194: Hearing Prosthesis
                         1985 - 2002 1985041500: Electrotactile Vocoder
                               1986 - 1997 1986061140: Prosthetic Electrode Array
                                     1994 - 2012 1994070647: Cochlear Implant Devices
                                           1995 - 2012 1995036460: Multiple Pulse Stimulation
                                                 2000 - 2012 2000068111: Improved Sound Processor for Cochlear Implants
                                                       2000 - 2020 2001011164: Emphasis of Short-Duration Transient Speech Features
                                                             2001 - 2015 2001265692: Sound Processor for a Cochlear Implant
                                                                   2003 - 2015 2003229378: Generation of Electrical Stimuli for Application to a Cochlea

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  • Clark, Graeme Milbourne (1935 - )

    Graeme Clark was a co-inventor named on the patent for the Speech Processor [Improvements in Speech Processors].

  • Patrick, James (Jim) Finlay

    James (Jim) Finlay Patrick was a co-inventor named on the patent for the Speech Processor [Improvements in Speech Processors]

  • Seligman, Peter M.

    Peter Seligman was a co-inventor named on the patent for the Speech Processor [Improvements in Speech Processors]

  • Tong, Yit Chow (Joe)

    Joe Tong was a co-inventor named on the patent for the Speech Processor [Improvements in Speech Processors]

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