(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0081982 Al
Schwartz et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jun. 27,2002
(54) PORTABLE EAR DEVICES
(75) Inventors: Michael Schwartz, Buffalo Grove, IL (US); Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes,
Lansdale, PA (US)
VOLPE AND KOENIG, P.C.
SUITE 400, ONE PENN CENTER
1617 JOHN F. KENNEDY BOULEVARD
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 (US)
(73) Assignee: Lobeman Group, LLC, Wayne, PA
(21) Appl. No.: 10/079,330
(22) Filed: Feb. 20, 2002
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/706,508, filed on Nov. 3, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.7 I HUB 1/38
A portable radio has a speaker adjustably attached to a flexible arm. A rigid housing is fixedly attached to the flexible arm. When the portable radio is worn, the speaker fits substantially in the concha portion of an ear of the wearer. The flexible arm substantially contours to a back of the individual's ear and the housing has an edge at least partially following the back of the individual's ear. Agraphical display may be used to display advertising an image or control information. An ear wearable recording and playback device comprises a speaker for playing recorded voice signals. A microphone is configured to receive voice signals of a wearing individual and a housing contains a recording device. An audio source transmitter system has an audio source for producing an electrical version of an audio signal. An audio source transmitter transmits the audio signal. A radio receives the audio signal. A portable ear wearable receiving and transmission device receives and transmits voice signals to other devices.