Patents Assigned to Roland Corporation
  • Publication number: 20240192908
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a server, a musical instrument, a server communication method, and a communication method. The server is connected to a terminal and a musical instrument and comprises a processor, wherein the processor is configured to receive an instruction from the terminal, create a timbre data or a data request destination, and transmit the timbre data or the data request destination to the musical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2024
    Publication date: June 13, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyama, Tokio Takahashi, Tsubasa Murohashi, Daichi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20240185821
    Abstract: A sound source device for an electronic musical instrument includes processing electronics to provide at least one virtual input port, assign a different respective tone or other effect to each virtual input port, associate each respective first playing operation device of a musical instrument system with a respective virtual input port, and receive first playing information from at least one of the first playing operation devices. A musical sound generating unit generates a musical sound signal on the basis of the first playing information received and the tone or other effect assigned to the respective virtual input port associated with the first playing operation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2024
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicants: Roland Corporation, Drum Workshop, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryo Takasaki, Kou Imai, Kenji Morita, Toshiharu Kimura, Paul Piscoi
  • Publication number: 20240178802
    Abstract: An amplifier includes an amplification section for amplifying a musical tone signal input from an electric musical instrument. A speaker is connected to the amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki OCHI, Mitsuo Shida
  • Publication number: 20240178799
    Abstract: An amplifier includes an amplification section for amplifying a musical tone signal input from an electric musical instrument. A plurality of speakers are connected to the amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki OCHI, Mitsuo SHIDA
  • Publication number: 20240169964
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes keys, drive devices, a housing, and a fan. The keys are arranged side by side in a scale direction. The drive devices apply, to the keys, a driving force swinging the key. The housing includes a shelf plate supporting the drive devices. The fan is attached to an upper side of the shelf plate of the housing and exhausts air in the housing to outside. The shelf plate includes an air intake port for sucking in air outside the housing by the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Yutaka Goto, Kousuke Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11984099
    Abstract: A drum head and an attachment method of a cushion are provided. A drum head includes: a diaphragm; an outer cushion that is joined to the diaphragm and has a predetermined cushioning property; an inner cushion that is interposed between the outer cushion and the diaphragm and has a predetermined cushioning property; and at least one joint that joins the outer cushion to the diaphragm in a state in which the inner cushion is pressed against the diaphragm by the outer cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Takuma Saka, Kenji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11984103
    Abstract: A displacement amount detecting apparatus is provided and includes: transmission member, transmitting a displacement on one end side thereof to a displacement on the other end side thereof; a sensor, disposed to face the other end side of the transmission member, and configured to output a value according to a distance between the sensor and the other end side of the transmission member; a calculation device, calculating a value for indicating the distance based on the value output by the sensor and a reference value; and a correction device, correcting the reference value. When the one end side is displaced in a first direction, the other end side is displaced in a second direction opposite to the first direction and away from the sensor. The correction device is configured to correct the reference value based on the value for indicating the distance calculated by the calculation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sato, Ryohei Kanayama, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 11984102
    Abstract: This sound effect generation method includes: generating a sound effect with respect to a sound by using an all-pole filter having a coefficient generated on the basis of an actual measurement value of impulse response; and outputting the sound effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Mori
  • Patent number: 11979739
    Abstract: A sound controlling system including a user terminal having a sound source, a wireless communication device, a digital to analog converter (DAC) and first processing electronics. The first processing electronics are configured to: provide data of a backing sound to the sound source; control the sound source to generate a sound signal based on the data; receive a first input instruction including a first instruction to transmit the sound signal and a second instruction to play back the backing sound; provide the sound signal to the wireless communication device as the first input instruction being the first instruction, and provide the sound signal to the DAC as being the second instruction; control the wireless communication device to convert the sound signal to a wireless signal and transmit the wireless signal; and convert the sound signal from a digital signal to an analog signal for play back of the backing sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Ueno
  • Publication number: 20240135909
    Abstract: This information processing device comprises: a control unit which receives an input of information indicating one or more timings in a playback time of a piece of music, and generates a file including information pertaining to a timbre control performed from each of the one or more timings; and a transmission unit which transmits an audio signal of the piece of music and the information pertaining to the timbre control in the file to a device which outputs a synthesized sound of the playback sound of the piece of music and the playing sound of a musical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Kurio, Masato UENO, Shinji ASAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20240135907
    Abstract: An automatic performance device includes: a pattern storage part, storing a plurality of performance patterns; a performing part, performing a performance based on the performance pattern stored in the pattern storage part; an input part, inputting performance information from an input device; a rhythm detection part, detecting a rhythm from the performance information inputted by the input part; an acquisition part, acquiring from among the plurality of performance patterns stored in the pattern storage part the performance pattern corresponding to the rhythm detected by the rhythm detection part; and a switching part, switching the performance pattern being performed by the performing part to the performance pattern acquired by the acquisition part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoko ITO, Ikuo TANAKA, Yoriko SASAMORI, Takaaki HAGINO
  • Patent number: 11966656
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a server, an electronic device, a server communication method, a device communication method, and a communication system. In loading of a communication system, in the case where an identifier of a timbre data and an instruction for loading the timbre data are transmitted from a mobile terminal to a server, the server acquires the timbre data corresponding to the identifier of the timbre data from a timbre DB, and transmits the timbre data together with the received instruction to a communication device (electronic musical instrument). In the electronic musical instrument, the received timbre data is stored to a work memory in response to the instruction received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyama, Tokio Takahashi, Tsubasa Murohashi, Daichi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20240126276
    Abstract: A flight speaker 1 firstly outputs an inspection sound while flying on a first route R1 in a linear shape connecting a position of a sound collecting microphone M disposed inside a concert hall P1, and identifies an optimal volume position where a volume of a received sound collected by the sound collecting microphone M becomes an expected volume. The flight speaker 1 outputs an inspection sound while flying on a second route R2 in an arc shape with a distance between the identified optimal volume position and a position of the sound collecting microphone M as a diameter, and identifies an output position where a sound waveform of the received sound from the sound collecting microphone M becomes an expected sound waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Murai, Keigo Tsutaki
  • Publication number: 20240120145
    Abstract: A keyboard device and a magnetic shield forming method are provided. The keyboard device includes: a plurality of displacement members (detected portions, conductors) arranged in a scale direction and displaced according to an operation of a player; and a substrate having a coil which generates a magnetic field for detecting displacement of the plurality of displacement members. The substrate includes a plurality of the coils provided respectively for the plurality of displacement members, and a magnetic shield partitioning the plurality of coils and formed by a conductive pattern of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Hisamitsu, Toshihiko Sakashita
  • Patent number: 11942066
    Abstract: Provided is a transmitter for musical instrument and a mode switching method thereof. A transmitter for musical instrument which is mounted on an electric guitar determines the electric guitar is in a not-in-use state when a continuation time in which a square sum of accelerations output from a three-axis acceleration sensor is smaller than a power-saving threshold value is longer than a power-saving transition time, and the transmitter transitions from a normal mode to an energy-saving mode. On the other hand, when the accelerations in the energy-saving mode becomes equal to or greater than a release threshold value from a state of being smaller than the release threshold value or becomes equal to or smaller than the release threshold value from a state of being greater than the release threshold value, the electric guitar is returned from the energy-saving mode to the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamate, Shinji Asakawa, Masato Ueno, Ryo Susami
  • Patent number: D1022554
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Kunimitsu, Jun Okuyama, Ryo Tanida
  • Patent number: D1024178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Matsumura, Yuji Terada
  • Patent number: D1025005
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Teruyoshi Kobayashi, Andrea Grecucci
  • Patent number: D1025196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Fukuoka
  • Patent number: D1025197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Fukuoka