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Peter Max Crofts Davies: Method of and means for producing musical note relationships. Notepool, Biebel & French, April 21, 1998: US05741990 (140 worldwide citation)

In a method of and means for producing musical note relationships there is provided an array of staggered lines or rows or columns of symbols, in which each symbol represents a musical note. Each line may comprise a repeated series of twelve symbols forming a musical series of semitones known as a c ...


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Herbert H Wise: Piano-style keyboard attachment for computer keyboard. Music Sales Corporation, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, October 26, 1999: US05971635 (84 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a piano-style attachment apparatus for a computer keyboard comprising a base, a plurality of piano-styled keys hinged to said base, and anchors for anchoring the apparatus over the computer keyboard. Each piano-styled key has a protrusion extending downwardly for striking a ...


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Lanny Davis: Adjustable keyboard apparatus and method. Roger M Rathbun, August 16, 2005: US06930234 (61 worldwide citation)

A keyboard apparatus for musical instruments such as pianos, organs, clavichords, and harpsichords, and methods for making and using the apparatus. The apparatus includes a frame assembly, a plurality of keys, a plurality of lever assemblies each operably connected with its corresponding key, and a ...


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Kari Jarvinen, Pekka Kapanen, Vesa Ruoppila, Jani Rotola Pukkila: Methods for generating comfort noise during discontinuous transmission. Nokia Mobile Phones, Perman & Green, September 28, 1999: US05960389 (59 worldwide citation)

An improved method for generating comfort noise (CN) in a mobile terminal operating in a discontinuous transmission (DTX) mode. In one embodiment the invention provides an improved method for comfort noise generation, in which a random excitation is modified by a spectral control filter so that the ...


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Leon Gruenbaum: Relativistic electronic musical instrument. Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, October 15, 1996: US05565641 (58 worldwide citation)

An electronic musical instrument preferably contains a microprocessor-based MIDI controller which receives signals from a standard IBM-compatible computer keyboard as input and processes the signals to reproduce music. A simple but powerful calculation, wherein keypresses indicate diatonic interval ...


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Jun ichiroh Fujimoto, Tatsuo Miyachi, Atsushi Shibata: Voice-based verification and identification methods and systems. Ricoh Company, Knoble & Yoshida, April 6, 1999: US05893057 (57 worldwide citation)

The speaker recognition methods and systems of the current invention involves at least two processing units for performing the speaker recognition based upon his or her voice input. To perform the speaker recognition efficiently as well as securely, the voice input is initially processed at the inpu ...


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Murtaza Ali: Noise suppression of speech by signal processing including applying a transform to time domain input sequences of digital signals representing audio information. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert L Troike, Frederick J Telecky Jr, November 7, 2000: US06144937 (49 worldwide citation)

A communications device, such as a cellular telephone handset (10), and a method of operating the same to suppress noise in audio information such as speech, is presented. The handset (10) includes a digital signal processor (DSP) (30) having program memory (31) for controlling the DSP (30) to apply ...


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Richard P Baker: Active touch keyboard. Drucker & Sommers, February 13, 1990: US04899631 (43 worldwide citation)

A keyboard system for an electronic musical instrument of the keyboard type, such as a synthesizer, electronic piano, organ or controller keyboard. The keyboard includes an electromechanical key actuation and sensing element that in combination with electronic processing allows the performer to adju ...


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Yohei Nagai, Yoshimasa Isozaki: Acoustic tone inhibiting means for keyboard musical instrument. Nippon Gakki Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 10, 1987: US04704931 (39 worldwide citation)

A keyboard musical instrument includes: a keyboard; an acoustic musical tone production mechanism for generating an acoustic musical tone; a tone generator for generating an electronic musical tone; a solenoid driver for inhibiting generation of the acoustic musical tone from the acoustic musical to ...


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Yasushi Kurakake, Toshiyukii Ito: Apparatus for editing and reproducing visual events along musical events. Yahama Corporation, Graham & James, June 20, 2000: US06078005 (36 worldwide citation)

A music apparatus is constructed for reproducing multimedia events including musical events and visual events arranged in synchronization to the musical events. In the music apparatus, a storage device provides a data structure composed of music information which determines a sequence of the musical ...



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