GIK ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF U.S. PATENT FOR ACOUSTIC TREATMENT DESIGN
GIK Acoustics announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued utility patent US 9,091,060 for GIK’s unique, proprietary design of its acoustic absorbers.
The patent covers the design and construction of GIK Acoustics’ 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology. GIK Acoustics’ patented design begins with a two-frame system that allows low end frequency waves to be absorbed from the sides and back while the professionally constructed frame maintains a crisp, sharp edge. The design provides a built-in air gap which not only increases low end absorption, but allows the panel to hang truly flush on the wall using an integrated wire on the back.
Additionally US Pat. 9,091,060 encompasses our proprietary FlexRange Technology membrane system which offers customers a choice to control the frequency range that’s absorbed. Without a membrane, our 244 Bass Traps and Monster Bass Traps are broadband. With a membrane, these bass traps absorb even lower frequencies while the membrane has less effect absorbing upper frequencies.
Company founder and president, Glenn Kuras says, “We have been working on and perfecting the effectiveness of our absorbers and am so proud of the exclusive rights to the design and method of build. The patented design truly sets GIK Acoustics apart from the competition and defines the standards we set for ourselves.”
Acoustic absorbers are used for sound absorption and noise control for many different types of rooms. Treatments constructed from Rigid Fiberglass and Rockwool are broadband in nature – thus they tend to deal with the entire frequency range. They are a very cost effective manner in which to treat a room.
Placement of these traps with an air space between them and the adjacent surface increases the trap’s effectiveness. In the higher density materials – these can be very effective at low frequencies if placed straddling dihedral and trihedral corners. The panels work on the principle of sound energy being converted into heat as the sound passes through the insulating material.
The new patent reinforces that GIK Acoustics is on the leading edge of the acoustic treatment industry.
Visit the product pages to see the full frequency range effectiveness: 242 Acoustic Panel, 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology and Monster Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology. And as always, GIK Acoustics provides free Acoustic Advice for any questions customers may have about the various acoustic treatment options.
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