Klipsch Receives Skew Horn Patent
The audio manufacturer Klipsch has announced that it has been awarded a patent by the federal government for its design of the skew horn for a loudspeaker. Designed by Roy Delgado, who is the company’s principal engineer for commercial products, worked on the design for eight months. The patented technology is already included in the company’s R-5650 and KS-7800-THX in-wall surround speakers.
The patent, numbered #7,275,621, is for “a horn including a substantially flat coupling flange defining a coupling flange plane, a substantially planar mouth defining a mouth plane, an elongated throat extending between the coupling flange and the mouth, a transducer for generating a sonic output operationally connected to the coupling flange, and a major axis extending through the elongated throat.”
For Delgado, this is his third approved patent in 21 years with the company; two others are awaiting approval and another is in the application process.