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07/24/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140202302 - Music box: A music box includes a plurality of star wheels, a plurality of vibration valves, a plurality of anchoring members, a plurality of electromagnets, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control one or more of the plurality of the electromagnets to be a first state by supplying... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202303 - Music box: A music box includes a plurality of star wheels, a plurality of sun wheels, a drive unit, a plurality of anchoring members, a plurality of vibration valves, a rotating disk, a detection unit, and a control unit. Each of the plurality of anchoring members is configured to engage one of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202304 - Music box: A music box includes a plurality of star wheels, a frame, a casing, a vibration plate, and a moving mechanism. Each of the plurality of star wheels being configured to rotate about a first axis. The frame is configured to rotatably support the first axis. The vibration plate comprises a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140202305 - Crown top bar fret, stringed instrument including same, and method of manufacture: Stringed instrument having an elongated neck member optionally including a fingerboard, with a plurality of frets fixedly positioned at predetermined spaced locations along the neck. The frets include a tang and a mushroom shaped crown, each positioned and secured in a corresponding fret slot formed in the neck. The neck... Agent:

20140202306 - Guitar bridge assembly with string-specific saddles and stopbar: A stringed instrument bridge assembly for a stringed instrument having a plurality of strings of different gauges, the bridge assembly including a stringed instrument bridge; and a plurality of string-specific saddles arranged within the stringed instrument bridge. Each of the plurality of string-specific saddles includes a respective notch structured and... Agent: Advanced Plating, Inc.

20140202307 - Top mounted tremolo and tuning apparatus: A tremolo and tuning apparatus is provided for a stringed musical instrument. The apparatus includes a mounting frame configured for mounting on the surface of the body of the instrument, an attachment post secured to the body, a base plate pivotally mounted with respect to the attachment post and having... Agent:

20140202308 - Tremolo device for stringed instrument and stringed instrument: A tremolo device for stringed instrument and a stringed instrument. The tremolo device (1) includes base plate (2) with saddle assemblies (3) mounted independently and corresponding to strings. Each saddle assembly includes front (4) and rear (5) string saddle, located on the base plate upper surface and connected movably with... Agent:

20140202309 - Stringed instrument plectrum cover: A stringed instrument plectrum cover that includes a formed structure having a conformal shape adapted to match the tear-drop shape of an instrument pick. The cover comprises a thickened member having an open interior. The plucking end of the pick is exposed while the body of the pick is retained... Agent:

20140202310 - Collapsible musical drum: A collapsible musical drum with collapsible drum shell is disclosed in the present invention. Said musical drum is comprised of a base drum member with a drum head and a drum shell, and a plurality of shell extension member which can be attached to the drum shell. The shell extension... Agent:

20140202311 - Device and method for tuning an acoustic percussion instrument: A system and method for reliably tuning an acoustic percussion instrument with a single adjustment. The system comprises a cord attached to a tensioning device, the cord being arranged in connection with a plurality of brackets and tensioning elements. By increasing the tension on the cord, the tensioning elements are... Agent:

20140202312 - Stand for musical drum: A musical drum support stand which supports a musical drum and suspends it off the ground or floor surface. The support stand includes a base section that defines an opening and a first member typically ring-shaped and a spaced-apart second member also typically ring-shaped situated below the first member. A... Agent:

20140202313 - Collapsible musical keyboard: Embodiments generally relate to providing a musical keyboard. In one embodiment, a keyboard includes a base characterized by a base plane, a first mechanism operably connected to the base and to a first set of keys; and a second mechanism operably connected to the base and to a second set... Agent:

20140202314 - Tempo-adaptive pattern velocity synthesis: A method of adjusting the presentation of music is provided. In the method, a sequence of musical notes is presented by a first music presenting device. A critical beat indicator defining a time within the sequence of musical notes for a critical beat point is received. An isolation indicator defining... Agent: Gibson Brands, Inc.

20140202315 - Touch screen guitar: A synthetic guitar includes a body, a neck extending from the body, and at least one touch sensor at the neck for indicating finger position of a user. The body has a receptacle for removably securing a tablet computer to the body. The tablet computer has a touch screen for... Agent: Music Group Ip, Ltd.

20140202316 - Synthesizer with bi-directional transmission: An audio or visual system may include an encoder to encode electrical signals generated by an instrument such as a stringed instrument to music control message data such as MIDI data. A first wireless transceiver coupled to the encoder may transmit the MIDI data to a second wireless transceiver. A... Agent: Fishman Transducers, Inc.

20140202317 - Electronic stringed instrument, musical sound generation method and storage medium: A CPU 41 detects an operation performed with respect to a plurality of frets 23 provided on a fingerboard 21, decides pitch of a musical sound to be generated based on the detected operation, decides sound generation timing for the musical sound to be generated, instructs a sound source to... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140202318 - Soundboard acoustic transducer: A soundboard acoustic transducer, including: a main body; and a vibrator configured to vibrate a soundboard in response to a sound signal input thereto, wherein the main body is supported by a member different from the soundboard, via a fixture formed by a metal plate.... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20140202319 - Electrostatic interference shield for musical instrument pickups: A musical instrument pickup with electrostatic interference (ESI) shield that reduces audible ESI noise in an audio output signal sent to an audio amplifier. The pickup includes an electrostatically sensitive surface, a carbon coating shielding the surface, and a ground conductor electrically connected to the carbon coating to carry a... Agent:

20140202320 - Musical instrument device and method: Systems and methods for producing sounds in musical instruments are provided. In one approach, a musical instrument includes: a primary sound producing mechanism; a primary sound producing surface, wherein movement of the primary sound producing mechanism by a user causes the primary sound producing surface to produce a sound; a... Agent:

20140202321 - Keyboard musical instrument: A keyboard musical instrument, including: a key; a board; a first member formed of a material different from a material of the board; a first acoustic transducer configured to vibrate the board in accordance with a drive signal supplied thereto; and a second acoustic transducer configured to vibrate the first... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

07/17/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140196588 - Cymbal assembly and method to produce a multiplicity of sounds: A mounting assembly with different washer assemblies for a cymbal has a stand rod, an adjusting rod, an inner fastener, an outer fastener, an inner composite washer assembly and an outer composite washer assembly. The adjusting rod is mounted pivotally on the stand rod. The inner and outer fasteners are... Agent: Pearl Musical Instrument Co.,

20140196589 - Cymbal stand and method for setting up the same: A cymbal stand for mounting at least one cymbal. The cymbal stand comprises a base assembly including a base pipe, a support pipe assembly including a first support pipe, and a first locking clamp for releasably locking said first support pipe and said base pipe together. The base pipe has... Agent: Pearl Musical Instrument Co.

20140196591 - Method and device for protection of musical instruments: Musical instrument protection devices are provided based a removable impact absorbing ring that shields the bell of a musical instrument. A continuous offset slit in the ring receives the bell of an instrument while minimally intruding on the sound of the instrument. The absorbing ring pads and shields the bell... Agent:

20140196590 - Musical instrument string bender: A musical instrument string bending apparatus for a musical instrument having at least a first and second string is disclosed. The bending apparatus includes a bender lever pivotally secured to the musical instrument, a rocker arm pivotally secured to the instrument for varying the tension in the first string in... Agent:

20140196592 - Chord based method of assigning musical pitches to keys: Improvisation or playing along with a musical group or with a song is enjoyable to people and musicians of all ability levels. However, it is easy to play notes which do not harmonize with other notes and pitches which are being played. Provided herein is a method, computer program product... Agent: Berggram Development

20140196593 - System for remotely generating sound from a musical instrument: A system for remotely generating sound from a musical instrument. In one embodiment, the system includes an input configured to receive a signal representative of the sound of a first musical instrument, an exciter for converting the signal to mechanical vibrations, and a coupling interface for coupling the mechanical vibrations... Agent:

20140196594 - Electric stringed musical instrument and method of designing the same: An electric stringed musical instrument includes: a string which vibrates by a performance operation; a body which supports the string via a bridge; a pickup sensor mounted on a portion which vibrates by a vibration of the string, the pickup sensor being configured to detect a vibration having propagated from... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20140196595 - Electric stringed musical instrument and method of designing the same: An electric stringed musical instrument including: a string which vibrates by a performance operation; a body which supports the string via a bridge; a pickup sensor mounted on a portion which vibrates by a vibration of the string, the pickup sensor being configured to detect a vibration having propagated from... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

07/10/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140190329 - Adjustable chin support for musical instrument: Instrument chin support, and method providing a means for adjusting placement along any and all 3-dimensional axes (x, y, z). An assembled chin support can include a chin-plate shaped to provide the player with comfort; a ball joint and clamp that allow the adjustment of any or all angles in... Agent:

20140190330 - Chin rest, chin rest system and musical instrument: Provided is a chin rest for a musical instrument, comprising a chin support, a holding device for holding the chin support on the musical instrument and at least one support foot via which the chin support supports itself on a top of the musical instrument, wherein the at least one... Agent: Wittner Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140190331 - Musical instrument shoulder strap support: A device and method of supporting a stringed musical instrument such as a ukulele or guitar in a stable hands-free playing position on the user by means of a shoulder strap comprising a single adjustable closed loop including a one-half twist which follows a specific novel path under the strings... Agent:

20140190332 - Device for muting the sound of a musical instrument: The present application is directed to a muting device for muting the sound of musical instruments such as wind instruments, and more particularly, flutes. The muting device is configured to mute the sound of a wind instrument by restricting the airflow through the blowhole of the wind instrument without changing... Agent:

20140190333 - Magnetic musical drum suspension system: A magnetic system supports an acoustic drum vertically and radially with respect to a support structure such as a drum stand.... Agent:

20140190334 - Instructional music reading and instrument playing system and method: A system and method is provided for instructing students and players to read music notation and to play an instrument. The method includes presenting an interactive display including a graphical representation of at least a portion of a musical instrument and a plurality of lines having spaces therebetween. The plurality... Agent: Piano Machmaker LLC

20140190335 - Music and sound that varies from one playback to another playback: A method and apparatus for the creation and playback of music and/or sound, so that sound sequences are generated that vary from one playback to another playback. In one embodiment, during composition creation, artist(s) may define how the composition may vary from playback to playback using visually interactive display(s). The... Agent:

20140190336 - Musical sound control device, musical sound control method, and storage medium: A CPU 41 acquires a string vibration signal in a case where a string picking operation is performed with respect to the stretched string 22, analyzes a frequency characteristic of the acquired string vibration signal, determines whether or not the analyzed frequency characteristic satisfies a predetermined condition, and changes a... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140190337 - Electronic stringed instrument, musical sound generation method and storage medium: A CPU 41 determines whether or not the detected level of string picking strength exceeds a predetermined first level, and in a case of determining that the predetermined first level is exceeded, determines whether or not a condition is satisfied that the number of the frets 23 in contact with... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140190338 - Electronic stringed instrument, musical sound generation method, and storage medium: An electronic stringed instrument 1 includes a string-pressing sensor 44 that detects a state of contact between each of a plurality of frets 23 and each of a plurality of strings 22. A CPU 41 detects that picking of any of the plurality of strings 22, provides a sound generation... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140190339 - Hand controlled volume potentiometer knob and related methods: A hand controlled volume potentiometer knob has a knob body for coupling with a potentiometer shaft on the body of a guitar and at least one arm extending from the knob body and angled to place a distal end of the arm proximate a playing area of the guitar. The... Agent:

07/03/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140182444 - Method and device for identifying half point of pedal on keyboard musical instrument: A key depression (i.e., string striking) is performed while a pedal is kept at a set non-key-depressed-state corresponding position (a rest position of a hammer). A string striking velocity immediately before string striking and a string releasing velocity immediately after the string striking are detected, and a coefficient of rebound... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20140182445 - Pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments: A pedal beating apparatus for musical instruments comprises a pedal beating holder, an elevation adjustment tray and a clamp beam. The elevation adjustment tray is movable against the pedal beating holder and has an elevation difference curved surface. The pedal beating holder has a fulcrum member. The clamp beam hinged... Agent:

20140182446 - Drum tuning processor: A processor of a tuning apparatus receives a desired fundamental frequency or note and determines a frequency of at least one drumhead of a drum in response to the received desired fundamental frequency or note. An output at the processor outputs a value corresponding to the determined frequency of the... Agent: Overtone Labs, Inc.

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