Patents by Inventor David Kenneth HILDERMAN

David Kenneth HILDERMAN has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10283099
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, John Devecka
  • Publication number: 20180128421
    Abstract: A mounting clip to quickly and easily mount an object onto a microphone stand pole without disassembling the stand or the object; the clip employs strong, flexible flanges that grip a microphone stand pole by bending open when pressed against the pole then snapping back to fit around the pole when twisted into place. The clip supports the weight of the object to be mounted through frictional force and mechanical grip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, Calvin Ka-Chun Ma
  • Publication number: 20170221466
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, John DEVECKA
  • Patent number: 9626946
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, John Devecka
  • Publication number: 20160358594
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, John DEVECKA
  • Patent number: 9418642
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, John Devecka
  • Patent number: 9288563
    Abstract: A mounting bracket system for mounting a loudspeaker monitor onto a microphone stand pole without requiring disassembly of either the loudspeaker monitor or the microphone stand. First and second mounting brackets may be mounted to a loudspeaker monitor or other product to be mounted. An indent on each mounting bracket is configured to engage a microphone stand or another elongated, pole-like structure, supporting the weight of the loudspeaker monitor through frictional forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, Calvin K. Ma, Damon Langlois
  • Publication number: 20150379975
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for applying audio effects to a non-ambient signal, based at least in part on information received in an ambient audio signal. Exemplary effects that can be applied using the present teachings include generation of harmony notes, pitch-correction of melody notes, and tempo-based effects that rely on beat detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: THE TC GROUP A/S
    Inventor: David Kenneth HILDERMAN
  • Patent number: 9224375
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for applying audio effects to a non-ambient signal, based at least in part on information received in an ambient audio signal. Exemplary effects that can be applied using the present teachings include generation of harmony notes, pitch-correction of melody notes, and tempo-based effects that rely on beat detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventor: David Kenneth Hilderman
  • Publication number: 20150340022
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, John DEVECKA
  • Patent number: 9159310
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for applying audio effects to a non-ambient signal, based at least in part on information received in an ambient audio signal. Exemplary effects that can be applied using the present teachings include generation of harmony notes, pitch-correction of melody notes, and tempo-based effects that rely on beat detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventor: David Kenneth Hilderman
  • Patent number: 9123319
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, John Devecka
  • Publication number: 20140360340
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, John DEVECKA
  • Patent number: 8847056
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sing Trix LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, John Devecka
  • Publication number: 20140193015
    Abstract: A mounting bracket system for mounting a loudspeaker monitor onto a microphone stand pole without requiring disassembly of either the loudspeaker monitor or the microphone stand. First and second mounting brackets may be mounted to a loudspeaker monitor or other product to be mounted. An indent on each mounting bracket is configured to engage a microphone stand or another elongated, pole-like structure, supporting the weight of the loudspeaker monitor through frictional forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, Calvin K. MA, Damon LANGLOIS
  • Patent number: 8718311
    Abstract: A mounting bracket system for mounting a loudspeaker monitor onto a microphone stand pole without requiring disassembly of either the loudspeaker monitor or the microphone stand. First and second mounting brackets may be mounted to a loudspeaker monitor or other product to be mounted. An indent on each mounting bracket is configured to engage a microphone stand or another elongated, pole-like structure, supporting the weight of the loudspeaker monitor through frictional forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: David Kenneth Hilderman, Calvin K. Ma, Damon Langlois
  • Publication number: 20140109752
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for generating audio effects based on accompaniment audio produced by live or pre-recorded accompaniment instruments, in combination with melody audio produced by a singer. Audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio may be delayed by a predetermined time, such as the time required to determine chord information contained in the accompaniment signal. As a result, audio effects that require the chord information may be substantially synchronized with the audible broadcast of the accompaniment audio. The present teachings may be especially suitable for use in karaoke systems, to correct and add sound effects to a singer's voice that sings along with a pre-recorded accompaniment track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SING TRIX LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, John DEVECKA
  • Publication number: 20140109751
    Abstract: Systems, including methods and apparatus, for applying audio effects to a non-ambient signal, based at least in part on information received in an ambient audio signal. Exemplary effects that can be applied using the present teachings include generation of harmony notes, pitch-correction of melody notes, and tempo-based effects that rely on beat detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The TC Group A/S
    Inventor: David Kenneth HILDERMAN
  • Publication number: 20140050345
    Abstract: A mounting bracket system for mounting a loudspeaker monitor onto a microphone stand pole without requiring disassembly of either the loudspeaker monitor or the microphone stand. First and second mounting brackets may be mounted to a loudspeaker monitor or other product to be mounted. An indent on each mounting bracket is configured to engage a microphone stand or another elongated, pole-like structure, supporting the weight of the loudspeaker monitor through frictional forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: The TC Group A/S
    Inventors: David Kenneth HILDERMAN, Calvin K. MA, Damon LANGLOIS