U.S. Patent Number 8,218,799 - Non-occluding audio headset positioned in the ear canal

Every Tuesday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes newly granted patents. This blog post is part of a weekly series in which I pick an interesting new patent that has Idaho connections and briefly describe it.

Inventors: Matthew Stephen Murphy (Boise, ID), Mali Kristin Murphy (Boise, ID)

If you ever wished that your earbud headset was even smaller and could be put even farther into your ear, then this is the invention for you. Each speaker is actually inserted into the ear canal and anchored in place with a spring. The speaker is small enough and shaped to not completely fill the ear canal so as to allow the wearer to also hear ambient noises.



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