Patents by Inventor Ron Schille

Ron Schille 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: 4984499
    Abstract: A reedless harmonica generates control signals for a sound synthesizer which may, if desired, be situated away from the harmonica. The harmonica body has multiple air passages, each generating different musical notes through a plurality of air flow sensors which initiate electrical signals which identify each note being played and indicate changes in the amplitude of the note through transducers. In the preferred embodiment, the sensors are strain gages and circuits are provided for sequentially detecting the electrical resistivity of each gage in a repetitive scanning cycle to produce repetitive sequences of digitally coded signals. Signals produced by the harmonica can be used to control MIDI equipped sound synthesizers or for controlling other forms of electrically operated sound generating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Ron Schille