US 11,057,720 B1
Remote microphone devices for auditory prostheses
Jan Patrick Frieding, Grose Vale (AU); Soren Nilsson, Molnlycke (SE); Kenneth Oplinger, St. Leonards (AU); Alexander von Brasch, Cremorne (AU); Roger Smith, St. Ives Chase (AU); and Richard Murphy, Kirribilli (AU)
Assigned to Cochlear Limited, Macquarie University (AU)
Filed by Cochlear Limited, Macquarie University (AU)
Filed on May 29, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/424,673.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/681,194, filed on Jun. 6, 2018.
Int. Cl. H04R 25/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01)
CPC H04R 25/407 (2013.01) [G06F 3/012 (2013.01); G06F 3/013 (2013.01); H04R 25/405 (2013.01); H04R 25/505 (2013.01); H04R 25/554 (2013.01); H04R 25/558 (2013.01); G06F 3/0482 (2013.01); H04R 2225/55 (2013.01); H04R 2225/61 (2013.01)] 29 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
determining a relative location and a relative orientation of a remote microphone device to an auditory prosthesis, wherein the auditory prosthesis and the remote microphone device are each located within a same spatial area and wherein the remote microphone device comprises a plurality of microphones;
determining a recipient-specified region of interest within the spatial area; and
using the relative location and the relative orientation of the remote microphone device to the auditory prosthesis to focus the plurality of microphones of the remote microphone device on the recipient-specified region of interest within the spatial area.