Patents by Michael Klasco

Michael Klasco has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Abstract: Cable assemblies include at least a first wire and a second wire. The wires are enclosed, using injection molding, by a respective layer of thermo-resistant material. During the injection molding, the first wire and second wire are kept substantially straight so as to avoid kinks in at least one of the first wire and the second wire that can develop subsequent to the molding if a wire is not substantially straight. The tension associated with the first wire and the second wire is kept within a predetermined range or below a predetermined threshold. The predetermined range/threshold depends on a temperature associated with the injection molding. The injection molding can provide a zip structure over the wires such that the zip structure can be zipped-together and zipped-apart to prevent entanglement of the wires when used by a user.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 4, 2011
Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC.
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin Defay

Cable Organization Assemblies

Patent number: 8975514

Abstract: Preferred assemblies are directed to a cable assembly that includes a first electrical wire and a second electrical wire; with a thermo-resistant material that is molded around the wires. Zipper teeth are molded to the thermo-resistant material of both of the wires. The zipper teeth on the first wire are releasably attached to the zipper teeth on the second wire, and at least one reinforcing fiber is encapsulated with one of the wires.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 8, 2010
Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Cable Organization Assemblies

Patent number: 8455758

Abstract: A zipper assembly is described that includes a first set of electrical wires, a second set of electrical wires, and a first set of zipper teeth. The first set of electrical wires can be encapsulated by a first inner layer made of a thermo-resistant material. The second set of electrical wires can be encapsulated by a second inner layer made of the thermo-resistant material. The first set of zipper teeth can be connected to a zipper tape fabric that is woven with the first inner layer and the second inner layer. The first set of zipper teeth can be configured to be attached to an article of clothing. The first set of zipper teeth can be releasably attached to a second set of zipper teeth attached to the article of clothing. Related methods, systems, apparatuses, and products are also described.
Type: Application
Filed: October 30, 2013
Publication date: February 20, 2014
Inventors: Erik Groset, Robin DeFay, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco

Cable Organization Assemblies

Publication number: 20140050349

Abstract: Cable assemblies comprising at least a first wire and a second wire are provided. The wires are enclosed, using injection molding, by a respective layer of thermo-resistant material. During the injection molding, the first wire and second wire are kept substantially straight so as to avoid kinks in at least one of the first wire and the second wire that can develop subsequent to the molding if a wire is not substantially straight. The tension associated with the first wire and the second wire is kept within a predetermined range or below a predetermined threshold. The predetermined range/threshold depends on a temperature associated with the injection molding. The injection molding can provide a zip structure over the wires such that the zip structure can be zipped-together and zipped-apart to prevent entanglement of the wires when used by a user.
Type: Application
Filed: November 4, 2011
Publication date: February 23, 2012
Applicant: D & G Solutions, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin Defay

Cable Organization Assemblies

Publication number: 20120045084

Abstract: Cable organization assemblies and methods of making said assemblies are provided herein. Preferred assemblies are directed to releasably coupling two or more audio wires to prevent entanglement. Headphones having two audio cables configured to zip together to prevent entanglement and subsequently zip apart are provided herein.
Type: Application
Filed: November 8, 2010
Publication date: July 7, 2011
Applicant: Digital Group Audio
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Cable Organization Assemblies
Publication number: 20110162883

Abstract: A flat panel sound radiator having improved audio performance is provided. The sound radiator has a panel to which is coupled a traditional electromechanical exciter for imparting audio frequency vibrational energy to the panel. The panel has a honeycomb core made of Kraft paper, which is flexible, has a low self noise, and high noise damping characteristics. The core is sandwiched between facing skins made of a material with a high Young's modulus, a high tan delta, a high tensile strength, and low self noise. Preferably, this material is an aramid polyamide such as Kevlar®, Nomex®, Conex®, or Technora®, all of which exhibit these properties. The facing skins are fixed to the core with an adhesive that is flexible and has high acoustic damping qualities and high shock resistance, such as rubber cements, silicone adhesives, and water-based acrylic adhesives.
Type: Application
Filed: October 31, 2001

Assignee: Armstrong World Industries
Publication date: May 1, 2003
Inventors: Michael Klasco, Pablo Tobiano, Carlos Go

Flat panel sound radiator with enhanced audio performance
Publication number: 20030081799

Abstract: An improved flat panel sound radiator assembly is provided for reproducing high quality sound at volume levels substantially higher than existing flat panel sound radiator systems. The assembly includes a flat panel radiator having a core sandwiched between facing skins. The core, which preferably is a honeycomb core, and the skins are made of materials that result in a substantially enhanced signal-to-noise ratio and enhanced bass response when reproducing sound. The flat panel radiator is disposed within a frame and the peripheral edges of the radiator are movably coupled to the frame with a compliant surround. An exciter, which may be a traditional magnet structure, is mounted on and supported by a bridge structure spaced from the inside face of the radiator and is coupled to the radiator only through a voice coil assembly. In use, the radiator produces sound through distributed mode reproduction below a sound level threshold.
Type: Application
Filed: October 31, 2001

Assignee: Armstrong World Industries
Publication date: May 1, 2003
Inventors: Michael Klasco, Pablo Tobiano, Carlos Go

Flat panel sound radiator with supported exciter and compliant surround
Publication number: 20030081800

Abstract: A loudspeaker system for use as a subwoofer or other bass speaker system utilizes an enclosure with at least one speaker mounted therein and a port to form a bass reflex system. The bass reflex system is tuned to a selected low frequency range so that the acoustical output within such low range of the frequency spectrum of the loudspeaker system is enhanced while minimizing speaker cone excursion and distortion. Whereas the bass reflex speaker system loads the speaker at the selected low frequency range, a waveguide in the form of a quarterwave resonator is included in the loudspeaker system for loading the speaker at a higher frequency range which is still within the frequency range of the speaker system, so that acoustical output is enhanced and speaker cone excursion and distortion are minimized at the upper end of the frequency range. The resonator is designed to function as a quarterwave resonator within the upper frequency range.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 2, 1992
Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
Inventor: Michael A. Klasco

Acoustic apparatus with secondary quarterwave resonator
Patent number: 5313525

Abstract: A time compression audio reproduction system has two stereo channels with means for synchronously operating the pitch correction means in each channel to obtain time coincidence between corresponding portions of the signal output from each channel. Features include switching for alternately selecting delay elements.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 31, 1983
Date of Patent: November 22, 1983
Assignee: The Variable Speech Control Company ("VSC")
Inventors: William G. Eppler, Jr., Michael A. Klasco, Irwin H. Kornfeld

Stereo reproduction with gapless splicing of pitch altered waveforms
Patent number: 4417103

Abstract: A time compression/expansion audio reproduction system of the type that provides pitch correction by repetitive variable time delay achieves improved performance by separating the reproduced signal from a recording into components which are separately delayed. For studio quality reproduction the signal is separated into contiguous frequency bands which are each delayed synchronously and the processing noise in each band is eliminated by filtering each band signal after delay to eliminate high frequency components. Bandpass filtering prior to recombination as well as blanking and amplitude compression and expansion are also disclosed.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 18, 1980
Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
Assignee: The Variable Speech Control Company ("VSC")
Inventors: Michael A. Klasco, Irwin H. Kornfeld

Time compression/expansion with synchronized individual pitch correction of separate components
Patent number: 4406001

Abstract: A time compression/expansion system for recorded programs provides time change on playback with pitch correction free of gaps or processing noise due to splicing and discard. A dual memory delay system operated to inversely vary delay is used to provide an interval during which to detect the start of the next program sample with matched signal amplitude and sign. During this interval pitch correction is a continuous extension of the current sample. The system can include individual processing of contiguous frequency bands.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 11, 1981
Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
Assignee: The Variable Speech Control Company ("VSC")
Inventors: William G. Eppler, Jr., Michael A. Klasco, Irwin H. Kornfeld, Rex Nathanson

Gapless splicing of pitch altered waveforms
Patent number: 4415772

Abstract: A compact portable high acoustic power loudspeaker system is described. A plurality of speakers are mounted inside an enclosure which is sealed. A passive radiator is also provided which is symmetrically disposed inside the enclosure relative to the speakers so as to be subjected to a generally uniform acoustic loading. A high compliance radiator is employed by dispensing with a central spider radiator support with a mass selected to obtain a high efficiency and good low frequency response. A foam gasket is used to help seal the enclosure while also serving to disperse high frequency sound and improve acoustic coupling opposite high frequency speakers.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 11, 1978
Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
Assignee: Integrated Sound Systems Inc.
Inventor: Michael Klasco

Loudspeaker system
Patent number: 4207963

Type: Grant
Filed: July 22, 2011
Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Zippered earphones
Patent number: D652407

Type: Grant
Filed: March 16, 2012
Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Zippered headphone
Patent number: D684138

Abstract: The invention pertains to a speaker comprising a magnet, a voice coil, and a diaphragm, wherein the diaphragm comprises tapes of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, the tapes having an uniplanar orientation parameter of at least 3.

The invention also pertains to the use of tapes of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, the tapes having an uniplanar orientation parameter of at least 3, in a diaphragm of a speaker comprising a magnet, a voice coil, and a diaphragm. The invention further pertains to a method of manufacturing a diaphragm suitable for use in a speaker wherein layers comprising tapes of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, the tapes having an uniplanar orientation parameter of at least 3, are shaped by placing the layers in a mold suitable to obtain a diaphragm shape, and heating the material under such conditions that a molded shape is obtained, but at a temperature which is below the melting temperature of the UHMWPE tapes.

Date of publication: 26.10.2016 Bulletin 2016/43 

Application number: 15165028.0 

Application granted: 2019-09-04

Assignee: Teijin Aramid BV

Inventor Michael Klasco, Ramon Arjan Van Rooij

Speaker and Film for Use in Speaker Diaphragm

European Patent Number: EP 3 086 570 B1

Type: Grant
Filed: March 16, 2012
Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Zippered headphone
Patent number: D684137

Type: Grant
Filed: March 16, 2012
Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
Assignee: Zipbuds, LLC
Inventors: Erik Groset, Justin Liu, Michael Klasco, Robin DeFay

Zippered headphone
Patent number: D684559