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Patent 1983018194: Hearing Prosthesis (1983 - 1997)

From
22 August 1983
To
10 April 1997
Website
http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/applicationDetails.do?applicationNo=1983018194

Summary

The patent for the invention Hearing Prosthesis (application number 1983018194) was granted on 24 November 1987. 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 20 August 1982) by The University of Melbourne for an invention entitled "Receiver/Stimulator for Hearing Prosthesis", with the inventors named as Hugh McDermott, Peter Blamey, Raymond Black, Yit Chow (Joe) Tong, David Money, James Patrick and Graeme Clark. The effective date of the patent was recorded as 27 April 1979. A further application was made on 3 February 1987 by Raymond Marginson, Vice-Principal, on behalf of the University. Although the patent was due to expire on 22 August 2003, the patent ceased on 10 April 1997 (publication date).

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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