Cabinet Type Patents (Class 84/108)
  • Patent number: 6180859
    Abstract: A panel assembly for an electronic keyboard musical instrument is disposed over a substantially entire width in a direction in which keys are arranged. The panel assembly serves to cover electronic circuits or the like contained therein. The panel assembly is made up of two members of a front panel and a rear panel which are divided in the direction in which the keys are arranged. A rear end portion of the front panel is placed on top of a front end portion of the rear panel, and the front panel and the rear panel are connected together by self tapping screws to be screwed from a lower side into the lower surface of the rear end portion of the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kawai Gakki
    Inventor: Keiji Konishi
  • Patent number: 4676134
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument of the stringed type wherein bending of a string results in a change in a parameter of the sound produced. At the bridge of the instrument, each string is connected with a leaf spring which is moved towards the nut end of the instrument when the string is bent. Each leaf spring is connected with a Hall effect device, and the spacing between it and a permanent magnet is changed when the spring moves, thus causing a variation in the output of the Hall effect device, which variation alters a parameter of the audio output produced by a tone generator means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Mesur-Matic Electronics
    Inventor: Harold R. Newell
  • Patent number: 4566363
    Abstract: A through hole is formed in the top wall of an inhalation hole which communicates with the outside by means of an elongate channel. The through hole is closed by an elastic member having a bulging portion. A projection is formed in the center of the bulging portion, and retains the extreme end of a movable contact of a contact mechanism. A fixed contact is fixed on a circuit board. When the bulging portion is depressed downward by inhalation, the movable contact is brought into touch with the fixed contact to produce an input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoneaki Arai
  • Patent number: 4418599
    Abstract: An electrical sound output signal from an acoustical-electrical or piezo electric transducer instrument is made available at selectively switched high and low signal levels by level control apparatus utilizing bistable switching of first and second attenuated electrical sound output signals. A flip-flop circuit toggles between first and second states in response to an input signal pulse generated by actuation of a footswitch. Oppositely-phased output signals produced by the flip-flop are applied to first and second switching FETs controlled thereby so as to be alternately conducting. The FETs are connected between respective first and second attenuators providing high and low level-controlled sound output signals and common output terminals. Accordingly, upon selective actuation of the footswitch, either high or low level controlled sound output signals can be made available at the output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Inventor: Gregory D. Raskin
  • Patent number: 4206677
    Abstract: Pedal actuator and connection assemblies for electronic vorsetzer player piano units incorporating universal connection members between the electronic assemblies and foot pedals for converting a conventional piano to an electronic player piano are disclosed. The connection assemblies include a foot member, one for each foot pedal, which are adapted to transmit actuating forces transmitted from the player piano unit downwardly and on the rear portion of the pedal member pivoting the foot member in the second ball joint to cause an upward force on a lower pedal-engaging surface to thereby engage the lower side of the pedal therewith and thereby permit upward and downward movement of the foot without it slipping off the pedal. At the same time, since there is no positive securement of the connection assembly to the foot pedal, the vorsetzer may be easily and quickly positioned on the piano for converting a standard piano to an electronic player piano.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Teledyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Vernon B. Ramsey