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Music July category listing 07/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 07/28/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20110179935 - Keyboard device for electronic keyboard instrument: A keyboard device for an electronic keyboard instrument, capable of ensuring stable contact between movable contacts and fixed contacts of a switch body, to accurately detect key depression information. A hammer has a pressure-applying surface formed in a predetermined configuration. A key switch detects key depression information and comprises a... Agent:
20110179936 - Musical balloon accessories: The hanging musical attachment device is an attachment to an inflatable balloon that adds ornamental features allowing the balloon to hang as an ornament creating additional appeal to generic balloon and adding the accompaniment of a musical playing device. This attachment can be used with balloons without the need for... Agent:
20110179937 - Brace for stringed instruments: A stringed musical instrument is provided that includes a brace disposed within the hollow chamber of the musical instrument such that the first end of the brace is in contact with the inner side of the soundboard of the musical instrument at a point longitudinally at or above the bridge... Agent:
20110179938 - Pick for an instrument: The present invention provides for a pick for an instrument having a string. The pick includes a body formed of a first material and having an outer periphery. The pick further includes a tip extending from the outer periphery of the body for engaging the string of the instrument. The... Agent:
20110179939 - Drum and drum-set tuner: A resonance tuner receives and digitizes an analog signal in response to a resonance of a structure thereby creating a plurality of time samples. A series of the time samples are buffered upon burst detection. A power spectrum is estimated by computing a Time-To-Frequency-Transform of the series of time samples... Agent: Si X Semiconductor Inc.
20110179941 - Method of learning an isolated instrument audio track from an original, multi-track work: The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for learning music through an educational audio track embodied on a computer readable medium. The system can comprise components including a processor, an input device, a database, a transformation module, an emulation recording module, an integration engine,... Agent: Oem, LLC
20110179940 - Method of providing musicians with an opportunity to learn an isolated track from an original, multi-track recording: The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for learning music through an educational audio track embodied on a computer readable medium. The system can comprise components including a processor, an input device, a database, a transformation module, an emulation recording module, an integration engine,... Agent: Oem, LLC
20110179942 - System for learning an isolated instrument audio track from an original, multi-track recording: The teachings described herein are generally directed to a system, method, and apparatus for learning music through an educational audio track embodied on a computer readable medium. The system can comprise components including a processor, an input device, a database, a transformation module, an emulation recording module, an integration engine,... Agent: Oem, LLC
20110179943 - Music synchronization arrangement: The invention generally pertains to a hand-held computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a computing device that is capable of controlling the speed of the music so as to affect the mood and behavior of the user during an activity such as exercise. By way of example, the... Agent: Apple Inc.07/21/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20110174133 - Headstock for altering tonal quality of a stringed instrument: The present invention features a headstock which changes the tonal quality of a stringed instrument. Specifically, the headstock of this invention contains one or more slots thereby generating independently resonating arms to which the strings are anchored. In this regard, the resonance of the string is dependent upon the resonance... Agent:
20110174134 - Musical instrument string including synthetic spider silk: A method for making a musical instrument string comprises providing a synthetic spider silk and forming the musical instrument string using the silk. A string for a musical instrument comprises a synthetic spider silk.... Agent: Gustav Pirazzi & Comp. Kg
20110174135 - Supporting seat of a pickup device for a drum cylinder: A supporting seat of a pickup device for a drum cylinder comprises a supporting seat having a supporting portion and a positioning portion at one end of the supporting portion; a positioning portion having a hook shape and an outer side of the positioning portion being installed with a signal... Agent:
20110174136 - Ergonomic marching bass drum: An ergonomic marching bass drum having an angled shell constructed in such a way as to allow the batter (playing) head to be positioned parallel to the shoulders of the performer, rather than perpendicular to them, as is the case with the conventional marching bass drum. In addition, the angled... Agent:
20110174137 - Tone reproduction apparatus and method: Watermark information indicative of content of music piece performance data to be reproduced in synchronism with a first audio signal is embedded into the first audio signal, and the resultant signal is acquired as a second audio signal. In parallel to the above-mentioned processing, the watermark information is decoded from... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20110174138 - Midi communication hub: A router for a plurality of MIDI transmitters and receivers routes MIDI event data to and from designated ports without a host computer system connected to the router. Since a host computer system is not used, delay times are significantly reduced and many MIDI devices could be coupled to the... Agent: Ikingdom Corp.07/14/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20110167980 - Pitch adjustment device for string instruments: A pitch adjustment device for selectively adjusting the pitch of the string(s) of a stringed musical instrument. Each string of the instrument is attached to a respective pitch adjustment device. Each pitch adjustment device comprises a pivotable string puller wherein pivoting of the string puller adjusts the pitch on the... Agent:
20110167981 - One-handed musical triangle: A triangle musical instrument that may be played using a single hand. The triangle is formed such that a percussionist is able to grasp the triangle in one hand and shake it in a back-and-forth motion to produce the familiar triangle musical instrument sound. Openings formed in the sides of... Agent: Kmc Music, Inc.
20110167982 - Acoustical device for drum: Disclosed is a device which is designed to improve the accoustics of a drum. The device has two halves, and it attaches about a hole formed in the drum head. One or both halves have portions which can be flared to a variety of degrees, e.g., 90 degrees, 180 degrees,... Agent:
20110167983 - Top-tuning system for hand percussion instrument: Disclosed is a tuning system for tuning a hand percussion instrument having a head and a shell. The tuning system comprises a rim, the rim secured to the head of the instrument, the rim comprising at least one receptacle, the receptacle positioned at outer periphery of the rim such that... Agent: Kmc Music, Inc.
20110167984 - Rotating multi-stem instrument bracket: An assembly for mounting musical instruments comprises a base, a bearing, the bearing secured to the base, a post, the post comprising a head, the head comprising a plurality of mounting flanges for mounting a musical instrument, and a body, the body fixedly connected to head at a first end,... Agent: Kmc Music, Inc.
20110167985 - Clutch with multiple release: The present invention provides a multiple, in particular two-fold, releasable clutch (5), which can be closed via an intermediate position without a drummer having to use a foot. The clutch (5) is connected with at least an upper cymbal and further is formed with at least a first lever (1)... Agent:
20110167986 - Equipment stand: An equipment support stand comprises an upright member having an upper shaft, a lower shaft having an engaging structure located thereon, and an adjusting clutch connecting the upper shaft and the lower shaft. The stand also comprises means for locating equipment on an upper end of the upper shaft and... Agent:
20110167987 - Musical learning aid: A musical learning aid that help users learn and understand how musical pieces are composed. The present invention is able to help users understand how scales and chords are constructed. Additionally, the present invention can teach users which chords naturally lead to other notes allowing users to learn how to... Agent:
20110167988 - Interactive music notation layout and editing system: A system and method for positioning, on an electronic display, an additional musical symbol based on the location of one or more existing musical symbols can include determining one or more positional constraints on the additional musical symbol. The one or more positional constraints can include one or more preferred... Agent:
20110167989 - Method and apparatus for detecting pitch period of input signal: Provided are a method and apparatus for detecting a pitch period of an input signal, the method including: generating division frames by dividing the input signal by a unit of a first predetermined number of samples at a time domain; detecting a reference sample which has a peak value in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110167990 - Digital theremin that plays notes from within musical scales: A musical instrument that can play notes and scale tones without physically touching the device. Microprocessor control, and its associated DSP functionality, permits designer and performer to determine fine musical characteristics and virtual fret positions resulting in a pleasant and playable digital Theremin. Control over key, scale, octave, slew, snap... Agent:
20110167992 - Method and apparatus for multi-touch sensing: The method and apparatus for multi-touch sensing is capable of detecting multiple musical instrument inputs and gestures. For example, a hand drummer may play with multiple fingers on one hand while using the heel of the palm of the other hand to slide across the drumming surface increasing the force... Agent: Sensitronics, LLC
20110167991 - Method of improving sound quality of a musicial instrument: An apparatus and method are disclosed for artificially aging a musical instrument is provided. The apparatus and method include oscillating the sound board of the instrument by an energy source at specific frequencies over the playing frequency range of the instrument.... Agent:
20110167993 - Keyboard having micro-electro-mechanical sensor: A keyboard includes a cover, a base facing and contacting the cover, at least one key, and a micro-electro-mechanical sensor (MEMS) module. The base and the cover define a space for receiving the MEMS module. The at least one key is movably formed on the cover. The MEMS module is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.07/07/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20110162505 - Stringed instrument utilizing sympathetic vibrations: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a musical instrument having a plurality of strings, wherein a global fundamental tone produces a sympathetic resonance in one or more of the plurality of strings. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a stringed musical instrument comprises a plurality of... Agent:
20110162506 - Stringed instrument, manufacturing method and apparatus thereof: The present invention provides a stringed instrument capable of corresponding to a preference of a player of the stringed instrument, a purpose of performance, and so on as much as possible. A resonance box portion fabricated by an additive fabrication method and a neck portion protruding from the resonance box... Agent:
20110162507 - Fine tuning peg: The invention relates to a tuning device for setting the tension of one or more strings on a stringed instrument, comprising a peg receiving portion (10), which has pairs of bores (14) for rotatably receiving tuning pegs (20), wherein the tuning pegs (20) in each case comprise a peg body... Agent:
20110162508 - Ligature for woodwind instruments: A ligature is provided for use in a mouthpiece system for attaching a reed to a mouthpiece of a woodwind musical instrument. The ligature is constructed from overlapping layers of flexible strap to define pockets holding rigid bars. The ligature ends and rigid bars are brought together to form a... Agent:
20110162509 - Apparatus for using a person's hips to carry the load of marching percussion equipment or other objects which are carried near waist-height and in front of a person: The MRS NAP apparatus is disclosed for carrying marching percussion or other objects, particularly but not exclusively drums of various sizes and amalgamations and other objects carried at a person's frontal area near waist height. The apparatus is worn about the user's waist and the utility uses the person's hips... Agent: Mrs Nap LLC
20110162510 - G-pan musical instrument: An ensemble of acoustic steelpan musical instruments, being an innovation which significantly improves upon traditional acoustic steelpan prior art. Said improvements include an extension of note range across the assemblage of G-Pans, a substantial reduction in the number of steelpans required to effectively cover the steelpan musical range, the use... Agent: Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago
20110162511 - Kinetic energy enhanced drumstick: The present invention is an energy enhanced drumstick which provides substantially more kinetic energy per strike and produces a more vibrant sound and desired quality of resonance from a drumstick, all while still maintaining the most desirable features of the traditional drumstick design. This kinetic energy enhanced drumstick is the... Agent:
20110162512 - Reinforced drum stick: A reinforced drum stick (10) having a butt portion (14) and a striking portion (12), and a reinforcement means (20) extending from the striking portion (12) into at least a portion of the butt portion (14), the reinforcement means (20) adapted to prevent splintering, chipping, cracking, breaking or bowing of... Agent:
20110162513 - Electronic music apparatus and tone control method: First display object associated with a control operating member and a second display object associated with a tone color effect parameter are displayed, and variation of a displayed position of the first display object is controlled in accordance with operation of the control operating member. Control value of the tone... Agent: Yamaha CorporationPrevious industry: Cutting
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