Patents by Inventor Luigi Bruti

Luigi Bruti 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: 7030312
    Abstract: MIDI data representing a musical performance may be altered to substitute one instrument for another, change the parameters applicable to individual instruments, and change the genre of a piece by collectively implementing predetermined changes of instruments and instrument parameters. The changes may be made in an automated real time fashion so that desired changes can be implemented during performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Andrea Celani, Massimiliano Fattori
  • Patent number: 6946594
    Abstract: Method for electronically reproducing the sound of an acoustic accordion, that is provided with a number of keys/buttons, which can be pressed individually so as to excite a corresponding number of reeds that are coupled with every single key/button; for electronically reproducing the sound generated by pressing each key/button, the sounds that are characteristic of each reed that is coupled with a key/button are generated individually and electronically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu′, Roberto Gaetani
  • Publication number: 20040237758
    Abstract: MIDI data representing a musical performance may be altered to substitute one instrument for another, change the parameters applicable to individual instruments, and change the genre of a piece by collectively implementing predetermined changes of instruments and instrument parameters. The changes may be made in an automated real time fashion so that desired changes can be implemented during performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Andrea Celani, Massimiliano Fattori
  • Publication number: 20030005815
    Abstract: Method for electronically reproducing the sound of an acoustic accordion, that is provided with a number of keys/buttons, which can be pressed individually so as to excite a corresponding number of reeds that are coupled with every single key/button; for electronically reproducing the sound generated by pressing each key/button, the sounds that are characteristic of each reed that is coupled with a key/button are generated individually and electronically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu', Roberto Gaetani
  • Patent number: 6215059
    Abstract: A morphing method and an apparatus for creating musical accompaniments from a combination of musical data selected from stored patterns or tables belonging to accompaniments of different musical styles. Musical data relating to a pattern of a first style and musical data relating to a second style, as well as the desired combination of morphing degree are selected from a plurality of stored data patterns. The musical morphing of the new arrangement is created by conjointly reading in real time one or more data tracks of two or more selected patterns, relating to different families of musical instruments, and combining the read tracks in a new virtual pattern that can be stored and/or played in a musically significant manner, by making the musical measures and the temporal lengths of the tracks of the new pattern, conform with the musical measures and temporal lengths of the tracks relating to one of the patterns selected or creating the new musical arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Rauchi, Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu′, Luigi Ferrari
  • Patent number: 6096961
    Abstract: The electronic apparatus comprises a processing unit for classification and storage of a plurality of musical compositions, and a control device, such as a keyboard or MIDI connection, for performing of sequences of connoting musical events, to be stored and related to each single musical composition. The same control device may then be, used for performing of one or more sequences of searching musical events, in order to automatically find and subsequently read-out an associated musical composition from a storage memory of the CPU. For this purpose, the processing unit comprises program means for comparing a searching sequence with the connoting sequence of musical events, reading-out one or more of the stored musical compositions in the event of total or partial equivalence between the compared sequences of musical events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu', Nicola Calo'
  • Patent number: 5679913
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for the automatic composition and reproduction of musical accompaniments and/or songs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Nicola Calo', Demetrio Cucco
  • Patent number: 5294747
    Abstract: An automatic accompaniment device for generating chords in an electronic musical instrument. This device has a chord type information generator which indicates one of the type of chords being produced; a chord root information generator which indicates the pitch name of a root note of the chord type; and a chord bass information generator which indicates the pitch name of the lowest note of the chord type. The information from the three generators is used by an accompaniment pattern information generator to generate pattern information relating to the chord type, chord root and chord bass information. For each tone of the pattern, the pattern information contains the pitch name of a note in the chord and non chord tone of a note not present in the chord. An accompaniment pattern is generated with the accompaniment pattern information to change the pitch name of each chord tone in relation to the bass chord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1994
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu
  • Patent number: 5260508
    Abstract: In a parameter setting system for setting tone characters for producing musical tones in an electronic musical instrument, with respect to a plurality of tone characters having the same values as to a certain parameter, one group is made up with these plural tone characters, and parameters are stored in every group, whereby a required memory size is reduced. Further, respective tone characters are classified into a plurality of groups, and parameter setting and changing operations are executed in every group, whereby these operations are simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu, Francesco Rauchi
  • Patent number: 5235126
    Abstract: In an automatic accompaniment-playing apparatus, when an accompaniment pattern corresponding to a detected chord is not stored as information in a memory, an accompaniment pattern as information read from the memory in accordance with the priority level is changed so as to be suited to the detected chord. In a chord detecting apparatus, inversion modes are obtained based on an information-on-depressed-key so as to determine chords relative to the inversion modes obtained in this way. Then, the chords determined in this way are weighted, and a chord weighted at the maximum level out of the chords thus weighted is determined as one based on the above information-on-depressed-key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu', Nicola Calo'
  • Patent number: 5221801
    Abstract: An automatic accompaniment playing device comprising a memory for storing various normal rhythm patterns, switching devices for selecting any one of said normal rhythm patterns from said memory to play the same at a predetermined tempo, a settable control unit for generating a first information regarding the magnitude of tempo variation of said predetermined tempo and for generating a second variation; the device furthermore comprises control registers for gradually changing the tempo of said rhythm patterns based upon said first and second informations provided by said control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Roland Europe S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Bruti, Demetrio Cuccu'
  • Patent number: 4936183
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes first and second control switches for initiating chorus and verse break patterns in an automatic accompaniment arrangement. A chorus accompaniment pattern is automatically generated following the chorus break pattern and a verse accompaniment pattern is automatically generated following the verse break pattern, regardless of the pattern types generated prior to the breaks. The generation of breaks are inhibited during the last 1/4 interval of a bar and during the generation of the introduction and ending portions of the accompaniment arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Rauchi, Luigi Bruti