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Patent 1985041500: Electrotactile Vocoder (1985 - 2002)

From
22 April 1985
To
21 November 2002
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http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/ols/auspat/applicationDetails.do?applicationNo=1985041500

Summary

The patent for the invention Electrotactile Vocoder (application number 1985041500) was granted on 28 April 1989 by the Australian Patent Office. The University of Melbourne made a provisional application for the patent on 29 May 1984, naming the inventors as Peter Blamey, and Graeme Clark. The effective date of the patent was recorded as 22 April 1985. The complete application was made on 10 December 1987 by Raymond David Marginson, Vice-Principal, on behalf of the university. Although the patent was due to expire on 22 April 2005, the patent ceased on 21 November 2002 (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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