Patent Awarded to Shure for KSM141

Nov 25, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Shure Incorporated announced that its KSM141 studio mic has been awarded U.S. Design Patent No. Des. 478,068. Entitled "Microphone (KSM141)," the patent was granted on August 5, 2003, and will be in force until 14 years from its date of issue.

"As vital components within the Shure catalog of intellectual property, patents contribute greatly to our competitive market position," said Rick Frank, Shure's category director of performance microphones. "With the issuance of the KSM141 patent, kudos should go to our KSM141 design team, which once again has done its best to demonstrate technological leadership."

The KSM141 offers users a selection of either cardioid or omnidirectional polar patterns with the simple turn of a rotating mechanical switch. Other features found on the mic include Shure's Class-A transformerless preamp circuitry; an ultrathin, highly sensitive diaphragm; and a switchable three-position low-frequency filter that limits unwanted background noise and proximity effect. Operable between 20 and 20,000 Hz, the microphone offers a switchable pad (15 or 25 dB) for managing extremely high SPL sources such as electric guitar cabinets and snare drums.

A single-pattern (cardioid) version of the KSM141, Shure's KSM137, was also granted a patent recently (No. Des. 479,837). Like its dual-pattern counterpart, the KSM137 sports a champagne finish and comes with accessories including a break-resistant mic clip, carrying case and Popper Stopper™ pop filter.

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