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8946535 Split keyboard for PC data and music output  
A split keyboard with an optional middle section of keys for controlling regular PC input to a host, to play music, and to input and play music with a multiple octave keyboard that when the middle...
8927848 Keyboard circuit and method for detecting keyboard circuit  
A keyboard circuit (15) of an electric music instrument includes contact transistors (TRk) having at least three terminals as input/output terminals for state detection for each of a plurality of...
8338688 Electronic keyboard instrument  
An electronic keyboard instrument with a hammer action, in which a circuit board for generating electronic musical tones can be disposed at a location for easy maintenance and for effective space...
8242345 Electronic fingerboard for stringed instrument  
An electronic fingerboard for use on a musical instrument comprises a printed circuit board layer with contact electrodes and electronic sensing components. A first double sided adhesive tape is...
7973232 Simulating several instruments using a single virtual instrument  
A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input...
7893340 Keyboard processing system and method  
Embodiments of the keyboard system that can determine accurate key operation. The system provides immediate processing of the data input streams from various strike sources, the key stroke depth...
7893344 Touch detecting device of keyboard instrument  
There is provided a touch detecting device of a keyboard instrument, which makes it possible not only to enhance the mounting density of a plurality of optical sensors, but also to detect touch...
7834262 Electronic keyboard instrument  
An electronic keyboard instrument which is capable of easily carrying out an arpeggio performance rich in variety by a simple operation on a touch strip. The electronic keyboard instrument has a...
7642448 Optical transducer system for monitoring movable parts, optical modulator and musical instrument using the same  
An optical modulator is hung from a key moved on a key trajectory so as to be moved together with the key, and a light beam, which is stationary with respect to a key bed, is radiated through the...
7465868 Frameless musical keyboard  
Embodiments of an electronic, frameless, musical keyboard with the ability to couple to other frameless musical keyboards are described. In one embodiment, a first musical keyboard section...
7423867 Portable electronic key  
A portable electronic key easily findable even if dropped into water. The portable electronic key includes an upper cover and a lower cover, a hermetically sealed space is formed, in which...
7408108 Multiple-paramenter instrument keyboard combining key-surface touch and key-displacement sensor arrays  
An invention extending functionality and applications of traditional music keyboards. Individual musical keyboard keys may have individual key displacement sensors measuring key travel. Individual...
7345235 Keyboard musical instrument having keys equipped with balancers biting into keys and method for securing balancers to keys  
Keys of an acoustic piano require balancers for cancellation of a part of self weight of the action units/hammers; however, the balancers are liable to be dropped off due to the aged deterioration...
7253349 Engineers piano with bisymmetrical manuals and accompanying musical notation system  
A 2 manual musical keyboard with the pitch progression on one of the manuals reversed. The keys on these manuals are segregated into 2 groups of 2 different heights in the same way as a standard...
7247788 Integrated computer and music keyboard module  
An integrated computer and music keyboard module includes a key assembled base, on a first side of which a plurality of music keys are parallelly arranged. The key assembled base is provided on at...
7214897 Illuminated keyboard with illuminated patterns displayed on top surface of keyboard  
An illuminated keyboard with illuminated figures being formed on the top surface of the keyboard including: a top cover, a bottom cover, a plurality of keys and an electroluminescent board. The...
7105738 Functional performance of keyboard musical instruments  
A musical keyboard having associated therewith a alphanumeric keyboard having a plurality of alphanumeric keys, the musical keyboard having a musical keys each being for producing a musical sound,...
6849796 Operation detection switch, musical instrument and parameter determination program  
An operation detection switch capable of reproducing the manner of performance in which the speed of depressing an operating portion changes in the middle of a key action and of achieving a...
6822155 Key to switch for electronic musical instrument  
A key top switch for an electronic musical instrument which can be manufactured at a low cost is provided for preventing noise due to bouncing between an operation panel and a key top, and...
6815603 Unbreakable and economical optical sensor array and keyboard musical instrument using the same  
An optical sensor array includes plural sensor heads arranged on a supporting plate at intervals for monitoring moving objects such as black/white keys of a composite keyboard musical instrument;...
6765142 Electronic keyboard musical instrument  
There is provided an electronic keyboard musical instrument that gives the performance feeling closer to that given by an acoustic piano and enables techniques of expression closer to those used...
6420640 Method and apparatus for glove-based chording  
The invention is a method and apparatus for chording. One embodiment of an apparatus comprises a user-wearable support element, in the form of a glove having finger and thumb portions. An output...
6380469 Keyboard musical instrument equipped with key actuators accurately controlling key motion  
A keyboard musical instrument is equipped with solenoid-operated key actuators for guiding a player in fingering on the keyboard, and the solenoid-operated key actuators stop the keys at...
6191351 Composite part for electronic musical instrument  
A composite part for an electronic musical instrument which allows the center of a drill to be immediately and reliably positioned on a rivet during disassembly, thereby making it possible to...
5986202 Electronic keyboard instrument  
A silent electronic keyboard instrument for operation in conjunction with a synthesizer for transmitting sound only electronically to a headphone terminal, and exhibiting keyboard operation...
5977466 Keyboard musical instrument equipped with small simple economical key touch generator  
An electronic keyboard musical instrument includes a plurality of keys turnable between a rest position and an end position, an electronic sound generating system responsive to the motion of the...
5773738 Piano toy having automatic playing keys  
A piano set having automatic playing keys comprises a bracket having a plurality of fixing columns and mounting sockets. A gear set, linkage set of a gear set driven by a motor and connecting...
5763799 Simulated escapement apparatus for electronic keyboard  
An electronic keyboard key apparatus to simulate the feel of escapement includes a longitudinally extending key preferably pivotally mounted on a supporting base, a spring apparatus flexibly...
5616880 Keyboard musical instrument equipped with hammer shank stopper where hammer assembly rebounds without deflection of shank  
An acoustic upright piano, an electronic sound system and a hammer stopper form in combination a keyboard musical instrument for generating acoustic sounds in an acoustic sound mode and electronic...
5612502 Keyboard musical instrument estimating hammer impact and timing for tone-generation from one of hammer motion and key motion  
A keyboard musical instrument includes an acoustic piano for generating acoustic sounds, an electronic system for generating electronic sounds and a silent system for selecting one of the acoustic...
5610356 Keyboard musical instrument having hammer stopper exactly position at blocking position  
A keyboard musical instrument selectively enters into an acoustic sound mode for generating acoustic piano tones and an electronic sound mode for generating electronic sounds instead of the...
5583310 Keyboard musical instrument selectively introducing time delay into hammer detecting signal between acoustic sound mode and electronic sound mode  
A hammer sensor of a keyboard musical instrument monitors a hammer action from a home position to a rebounding point on a stopper or strings, and a controller determines a hammer velocity and a...
5578782 Musical tone control device for electronic keyboard instrument  
An musical tone control device, employed by an electronic keyboard instrument, comprises a keyboard frame, a stopper member and a sensor. The keyboard frame is located beneath an arrangement of...
5483861 Keyboard instrument equipped with durable hammer stopper for selectively producing acoustic sounds and synthesized sounds  
In order to allow a player to perform a music without an acoustic sound, a stopper blocks hammer shanks before impacts of hammer heads to strings, and recesses substantially conformal to the...
5463184 Keyboard instrument having a catcher stopper for silent operation on keyboard  
An acoustic piano, an electronic sound producing system and a controlling system form a keyboard instrument for selectively producing acoustic sounds and electronically synthesized sounds, and the...
5079985 Keyboard apparatus for electronic keyboard musical instrument  
A keyboard apparatus for an electronic keyboard musical instrument comprising a wooden key which is swingably supported by a fulcrum on a metallic keyboard chassis and which is returned from its...
4932304 Control device for the manual playing of electronic musical instruments  
A manually played control device mounted on the playing board of an electronic keyboard instrument, to be played by one hand of a player while the other hand plays the main keys. The main keys...
4838139 Musical keyboard  
A musical keyboard having keys which carry metal spoilers that alter the resonance characteristics of tank circuits associated with the keys as the keys move toward and away from the inductance...
4790230 Low profile keyboard device and system for recording and scoring music  
A portable modular music recording device which simply and unobtrusively attaches to a keyboard instrument for purposes of recording live musical performances; and an efficient music...
4733590 Keyboard switch apparatus for electronic musical instrument  
A keyboard switch apparatus for an electronic musical instrument has first, second and third layers, and first and second switches. The second layer has elasticity and is separated from the first...
4649784 Method and apparatus for sensing activity for a keyboard and the like  
Apparatus and method for the monitoring of the manipulation of the keys of an instrument comprises monitoring apparatus which takes the form of a pressure sensing device, associated with each key,...
4587877 Key board system for an electronic musical instrument  
In a key board system for an electronic musical instrument, input signals for the instrument generated in response to key actuation have an electrical characteristic which varies as a function of...
4581975 Pick-up for an electrical musical instrument of the stringed type  
A humbucking pick-up for an electrical musical instrument of the stringed type including two or three primary pick-up assemblies and, in either case, a lesser number of additional pick-up...
4580478 Musical keyboard using planar coil arrays  
There is disclosed a key which is particularly adapted for use in a musical keyboard. The key includes a top pivotable member which acts as a key surface and which is pivoted to move with respect...
4562764 Electronic musical performance  
A keyboard for an electronic music instrument is made to have a "piano key feel" by bracketing an end of each key with the legs of a weighted A-shaped action arm which pivots about a single point...
4558623 Velocity and aftertouch sensitive keyboard  
A keyboard system for an electronic musical instrument of the keyboard type, such as an electronic organ, synthesizer or electronic piano. The keyboard is responsive to the velocity with which the...
4503745 Musical instrument  
A new, performer played, real time, multitonal, multimbral musical instrument consists of speed and force sensitive keys in which time domain multiplexing is used to find and associate one and...
4468999 Programmable synthesizer  
A programmable music synthesizer has a keyboard which also generates an expression signal representing the pressure on the keyboard and utilizes the change in an infrared path length for producing...
4426902 Touch-responsive control apparatus for electronic musical instruments  
A key-speed-responsive volume control apparatus for a keyboard-type electronic musical instrument includes a key switch associated with a key of the instrument, wherein a movable contact of the...
4301337 Dual lateral switch device  
A dual switch apparatus has two switches simultaneously actuated in response to a single touch force where at least one of the switches has a pressure responsive variable contact resistance. A...
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