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7199302 Transducer and method for forming a transducer  
Transducer for converting mechanical stress into electric signals, which transducer is composed of at least one electromechanical sheet (107,108) and is capable of converting mechanical stress...
7196261 Electronic percussion instrument for producing sound at intended loudness and electronic percussion system using the same  
An electronic drum includes a pad to be beaten with sticks, a circular piezoelectric converter for converting stress to an electric signal and a semi-circular filter element adhered at one surface...
7151216 Solid body electric guitar having the capability of producing acoustic guitar sound  
The invention is an electric guitar. In detail, the guitar includes a solid body and neck portions. A pressure sensor is mounted at the junction of the body and neck, the pressure sensor having...
7138577 Stringed musical instrument equipped with pickup embedded in bridge and bridge used therein  
An electric acoustic violin is a combination of an acoustic violin and an electric system, and the electric system includes a pickup unit for converting the vibrations of the strings to an...
7132597 Transducer for converting between mechanical vibration and electrical signal  
Transducer (100, 200, 300, 500, 600) for converting mechanical vibrations to an electrical signal and/or for converting an electrical signal to mechanical vibration. Damping liquid (122, 222, 522,...
7019206 Musical tone control apparatus and sensing device for electronic musical instrument  
A sensing device is constructed by a sensor case which is attached to a bottom surface of a footwear (e.g., sole of a shoe) and which contains a piezoelectric sensor, a sensor fixing member, a...
6982376 Real drum trigger monitor and amplified tone module  
The real drum trigger monitor and amplified tone module is an electronic percussion instrument, satisfying the desire of drummers to have realistic electronic drums with the audible drum sound...
6867361 System and method for generating tone in response to movement of portable terminal  
Operation terminal capable of being carried by a user or human operator is, for example, in the form of a bar or shoe, and detection is made of a movement trajectory of the operation terminal on...
6852919 Extensions and generalizations of the pedal steel guitar  
Extensions and generalizations are made to the pedal steel guitar. Separate transducers provided to each string permit fixed or variable pitch and timbre modifications determined by stored program...
6838610 Arrangement of a rhythmic apparatus with a vehicle sound apparatus, rhythmic accompaniment method and electronic transducer  
The present invention relates to an arrangement of a rhythmic apparatus with a vehicle sound apparatus that generates a first audio signal. The arrangement comprises an electronic module and an...
6815602 Electronic percussion instrument with impact position-dependent variable resistive switch  
Surface impact position and/or intensity of an impact on a drum are detected and used to generate different sounds, lights and other special effects.
6784352 Drumhead and muting structure for acoustic and electronic percussion instruments  
An acoustic drum or electronic percussion instrument is constructed by a drumhead corresponding to a punching sheet on which plenty of apertures are formed and a cylinder covered with the drumhead...
6677514 Coaxial musical instrument transducer  
A transducer for a stringed musical instrument utilizes a coaxial structure. An electromechanical film tape is disposed about an inner, electrically conductive core. An outer conductor is formed...
6627808 Acoustic modeling apparatus and method  
An apparatus and method for modeling an acoustic sound in an electric stringed musical instrument is provided. A preferred embodiment, among others, includes a bridge sensor configured to sensing...
6605771 Pickup assembly for musical instrument  
A pickup assembly for a stringed instrument comprises an elongated beam with slits that create gaps within the beam. Sensors are positioned over the slits and measure changes in dimensions of the...
6255568 Saddle for an electro-acoustic stringed instrument  
A saddle for an electro-acoustic stringed instrument is provided having a string supporting member supported by a plurality of pillars. The pillars have bases and are separated from each other by...
6248947 Transducer for musical instruments  
A transducer for musical instruments formed as a sandwich structure that utilizes a length of polarized fluoropolymer polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) film folded over itself to form a U-shape over...
6172289 Drum head having auxiliary sound producing devices  
A drum head for a drum made of a natural and/or synthetic material or composite material which is designed to be attached to a drum head rim. The drum head includes a one or more sound producing...
6111184 Interchangeable pickup, electric stringed instrument and system for an electric stringed musical instrument  
A generally rectangular shaped universal pickup cradle (50, 154 or 156 ) for an electric musical stringed instrument (20 or 150) allows a plurality of different pickups (50, 154, 156) to be...
6075197 Apparatus and method for providing interactive drum lessons  
An interactive drum set includes a storage device for storing data representing sounds of a plurality of background music styles, sounds of a plurality of drum beat sequences, and sounds of a...
6075198 Solid body instrument transducer  
The present invention is a rigid, solid bodied stringed instrument having an electrical pickup embedded in at least one predetermined position within the stringed instruments solid body to pick up...
6031176 Electronic percussion instrument with tone color controlling system using a pad sensor and a rim sensor  
An electronic percussion instrument includes a pad section and a rim section provided about the pad section. A pad sensor is provided in the pad section to output a signal in response to a force...
5977473 Acoustic drum with shell wall embedded electronic trigger sensor and head to shell sound transfer arm  
An acoustic drum capable of triggering an electronic sound source is provided by a combination of a drum body shell, conventional drum heads held at adjustable tension across open ends of the...
5929360 Method and apparatus of pitch recognition for stringed instruments and storage medium having recorded on it a program of pitch recognition  
There is provided a method of determining the pitch in string instruments that are excited by plucking or striking, wherein a vibration of a string is converted by a transducer into an electrical...
5925839 Bridge for supporting the strings of a musical instrument  
A bridge for supporting the strings of a musical instrument including an instrument body and an acoustic transducer, for example, a diaphragm microphone and an air space chamber which is closed...
5877447 Compensation circuit for piezoelectric pickup  
The signal from a piezo-electric transducer in an electro-acoustic guitar is modified by a variable depth notch filter. The notch filter includes two paths between an input and a summation...
5855080 Musical shoe construction  
A musical shoe construction 10 including a plurality of piezo electric sensor disks 40 imbedded in and disposed around the periphery of the heel and toe portions of a rubberized sole element 23 of...
5811709 Acoustic drum with electronic trigger sensor  
An acoustic drum capable of triggering an electronic sound source is provided by a combination of a drum body shell, conventional drum heads held at adjustable tension across open ends of the...
5714706 Method and apparatus for controlling musical sounds by player's foot movements  
A musical sound controlling apparatus to be placed inside a shoe and operated by the foot of a user. The musical sound controlling apparatus has a substrate plate and at least a piezoelectric...
5696345 Method and device for varying pitch of electronically generated tones  
A device (1) for varying pitch manually on electronic keyboard instruments having electronically generated tones is made as a stick or rod. The upper portion of the stick is also the upper part of...
5434350 Drum and percussion synthesizer  
A percussion synthesizer comprising a generally triangular body with a triangular upper surface upon which a plurality of piezoelectric transducers are mounted. Side surfaces adjacent the top...
5403972 Drum rhythms trigger pads mounted on body and neck of guitar-shaped housing  
A musical instrument includes a guitar-shaped housing and a drum rhythms triggering assembly mounted thereon. The guitar-shaped housing has a body and an elongated neck attached at one end of the...
5396024 Electric percussion instrument equipped with vibration sensor supported by retainer of vibration-transmissive substance  
A pad member of an electric percussion instrument is supported through a cushion member by a case member for isolating the pad member from noise produced in the case member upon strikes of the pad...
5345037 Acoustic drum transmitter and a holder therefor  
A transmitter (2) is arranged on an acoustic drum to transform wave motions generated by hits on the drumhead (10) in electrical signals. The transmitter (2) comprises a vibration sensitive body...
5342989 Planar wave transducer assembly  
A planar wave transducer assembly comprising a rigid, unitary structure formed by a pair of foot pads attached to a planar surface, each foot pad having an upstanding leg, and a span bar extending...
5293000 Electronic percussion system simulating play and response of acoustical drum  
An electronic percussion system having the look, feel and response of an acoustic drum is provided by a combination of a drum body shell, conventional drum heads held at adjustable tension across...
5206449 Omniplanar pickup for musical instruments  
A pickup responsive in all planes of vibration of a vibrating element of a musical instrument uses two transducers, each maximally responsive in a different plane of vibration. The transducer...
5204487 High output film piezolelectric pickup for stringed musical instruments  
An electro-mechanical pickup for a musical instrument having a plurality of strings. The pickup includes a core, a first piezoelectric transducer element connected in parallel with a second...
5134920 Transducer device for musical instruments  
Transducer device (12) for drums including a head structure (18) mountable to a drum by means of a mounting structure (20). The head structure includes a piezo electric transducer (24) clamped...
5123325 Film piezoelectric pickup for stringed musical instruments  
An electro-mechanical pickup for a stringed musical instrument, such as a guitar, fits in the bottom of the saddle slot of the instrument and provides an electrical output signal representing the...
5105710 Tuned electronic drum pad  
A floating metallic striker plate with a transducer positioned by selective antinode alignment at the resonance point of the striker plate, i.e., the point of greatest vibration. A thin disk made...
5085119 Guitar-style synthesizer-controllers  
An instrument is structured as a guitar and control-box incorporating electronic circuitry to control an external electronic synthesizer and electronic sampling instruments via a conventional...
4984498 Percussion transducer  
A percussion instrument transducer for converting a striking impact into a representative electrical impulse triggering signal. The transducer is formed of a piezoelectric member of disc shape...
4947725 Electronic drum  
A vibration plate and cushioning plate are arranged, as a layered structure, within a drum shell in that order as viewed from the inner bottom of the drum shell toward a batter head with a...
4947726 Electronic musical instrument and string deviation sensor arrangement therefor  
An electronic musical instrument having (a) a body portion, (b) a plurality of fret members located at predetermined spacings on the body portion, (c) a string stretched over the body portion, (d)...
4924741 Electronic drum with curved playing surface  
An electronic drum has cylindrical non-planar playing surface, and a force sensing detection unit is attached to the playing surface. The force sensing detection unit converts external striking...
4916350 Sensor for detecting vibrations in a plane, particularly in a stringed musical instrument  
An improved sensor for detecting vibrations uses a flexible moving beam supported by two flexible leg members. The flexible moving beam can be moved in two directions. A protrusion extends from...
4899633 Drum synthesizer triggering apparatus  
A triggering apparatus for triggering an acoustic drum synthesizer includes (a) a body attachable to the frame of an acoustic drum to transmit acoustic vibrations from the drum frame or shell, the...
4892023 Electronic keyboard percussion instrument  
An electronic keyboard percussion instrument includes a hammer such as a mallet, a plurality of plates, striking detection devices, and a musical tone generating section. The plates respectively...
4753146 Portable electronic drum set  
A portable set of electronic drums includes individual drum units which are attached to different parts of a musician's body to provide maximum mobility for a stage performance. An impulse...
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