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Music staff sheet-printing device for practicing musical instruments

U.S. Application | Pub No. US20010045151 | Filed: 05/25/2001 | Published: 11/29/2001
Inventor(s): Toshio Hayakawa
The purposes of this device (100) is to convert and print mechanical strokes of music instruments onto papers as five-line music sheets (60) by sensing motion of mechanical strokes played by a musi...

Method for encoding music printing information in a midi message

U.S. Patent US5675100 | Filed: 09/16/1996 | Issued: 10/07/1997
Inventor(s): Walter B. Hewlett | Agent(s): Tachner; Adam H.Crosby, Heafey, Roach & MayRosenberg, Klein and Bilker
A system and method of communicating music printing information using a minor enhancement to the conventional MIDI standard. This method degrades the communication of traditional MIDI command infor...

Keyboard musical instrument equipped with built-in distance measuring instrument for hammer sensors

U.S. Patent US5627333 | Filed: 05/29/1996 | Issued: 05/06/1997
Assignee(s): Yamaha Corporation | Inventor(s): Wayne L. Stahnke + 4 | Agent(s): Graham & James LLP
A hammer sensor incorporated in a keyboard musical instrument monitors a motion of each hammer assembly, and a controller not only determines a hammer velocity and an impact time for generating a s...

High resolution key sensor incorporated in keyboard musical instrument

U.S. Patent US5641925 | Filed: 08/17/1994 | Issued: 06/24/1997
Assignee(s): Yamaha Corporation | Inventor(s): Shinya Koseki | Agent(s): Graham & James LLP
A key sensor incorporated in a keyboard musical instrument has a shutter plate attached to a turnable key and photo-interrupters stationary with respect to a key bed, and the shutter plate has an o...

Circuit for controlling the expression of an electronically controlled keyboard instrument

U.S. Patent US4135428 | Filed: 05/02/1977 | Issued: 01/23/1979
Assignee(s): Teledyne Industries, Inc. | Inventor(s): Joseph M. Campbell | Agent(s): Jim Zegeer
There is disclosed a circuit for controlling the expression of an electronically controlled keyboard instrument and is an improvement on the circuit disclosed in application Ser. No. 680,996. The c...

Music encoding and decoding apparatus

U.S. Patent US4023456 | Filed: 07/05/1974 | Issued: 05/17/1977
Inventor(s): Charles R. Groeschel | Agent(s): Donald Gunn
Music encoding and decoding apparatus which divides a keyboard instrument into groupings of designated lengths such as octaves wherein each octave is scanned, either in sequence or on triggering of...

Apparatus and method for transcribing musical notations

U.S. Patent US4104949 | Filed: 03/08/1976 | Issued: 08/08/1978
Inventor(s): Timmy Clark | Agent(s): Criddle, Thorpe & Western
A system for transcribing musical notations onto paper as corresponding notes are played on a piano includes a housing disposable on the piano above the keyboard to produce electrical signals repre...

System for encoding of bass and treble expression effects while recording from the keyboard of an electronic player piano

U.S. Patent US4176578 | Filed: 08/26/1977 | Issued: 12/04/1979
Assignee(s): Teledyne Industries, Inc. | Inventor(s): Joseph M. Campbell + 1 | Agent(s): Jim Zegeer
There is disclosed a system for encoding of bass and treble expression effects while recording from the keyboard of an electronic player piano wherein the intensity of the music being recorded is r...

System for transcribing analog signals, particularly musical notes, having characteristic frequencies and durations into corresponding visible indicia

U.S. Patent US4392409 | Filed: 12/07/1979 | Issued: 07/12/1983
Assignee(s): The Way International | Inventor(s): Coad, Jr.; Peter + 1 | Agent(s): Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner
A system for transcribing a sequence of input analog signals having characteristic frequencies and durations into indicia which visibly reflect the frequencies and durations of the input analog sig...

Programmable musical instrument

U.S. Patent US4454796 | Filed: 04/28/1981 | Issued: 06/19/1984
Assignee(s): Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha | Inventor(s): Tomohiro Inoue + 1 | Agent(s): Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch
A musical instrument comprises an input circuit for entering pitch information and duration information of a note, a counting circuit for counting the time when the input means continues to be actu...