New York, NY (October 28, 2005)–Soundwave Research Laboratories, Inc., makers of Crowley and Tripp ribbon microphones, announced at AES earlier this month that they have filed multiple patent applications for U.S. and foreign coverage of its proprietary acoustic technology used in its advanced products. “Acoustic Transducer Arrangements” and “Composite Acoustic Transducers” are the titles of two new applications made by the company for its patent-pending ribbon microphone technology and thin-film medical imaging sensors.
Soundwave Research Labs co-founder, Hugh Tripp inspects a new ribbon microphone invented at the lab.The patent filings, the contents of which will be published significantly ahead of the statutory 18-month waiting period, cover a wide variety of discoveries and inventions in the fields of ribbon and thin-film sound devices. The technologies that were invented at Soundwave Research Laboratories include carbon nanotube ribbon microphones, extremely high strength ribbon processes, and significant improvements in the consistency, purity and quality of the recorded signal.
“We are committed to advancing the state-of-the-art in microphone technology through our materials research program, and through our work with musicians, producers and engineers who have contributed greatly to the innovation process,” remarked Soundwave president Robert J. Crowley, an inventor who currently holds over one hundred U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications. “Now that ribbon microphones have re-entered the mainstream, it is time to leave old notions behind. Our recent filings reflect that we now have pending patents in the U.S. as well as in Europe and Asia, in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty.”
Crowley, who co-founded Soundwave Research Laboratories in 2004 with former Boston Scientific engineer Hugh Tripp, manufacture Crowley and Tripp ribbon microphones in their Ashland, MA laboratory, and conduct experiments to uncover better ways to detect and record sound, and develop products that incorporate their innovations. According to Soundwave Researcher Chris Regan, who joined the company early on, “We’ve created an inventive environment that fosters new ideas, and we do research in multiple fields. This innovative method extends to our customers, too. We work directly with them on new products. It’s a creative process, and this gets real results.”
Crowley and Tripp ribbon microphone models include the Studio Vocalist, Soundstage Image, Proscenium and SPLx Custom.
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