Supports Patents (Class 84/421)
  • Patent number: 11204232
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for identifying a target region along a surface of a barrier corresponding to a plane defined along a member, where the member is occluded from view by nature of the barrier. The apparatus includes a measurement device and a magnet assembly. The magnet assembly generates a magnetic field, and is positioned along a predetermined location of the member over a first side of the barrier. The measurement device is positioned over a second side of the barrier and measures properties of the magnetic field to identify the target region in general alignment with the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Duane Ediger
  • Patent number: 11043196
    Abstract: A supporter (10) attaches a kick pad to be beaten with a beater to a stand installed on a floor surface. The supporter (10) includes an elastic member (1) that fixes the kick pad to one end as viewed in a direction intersecting with a direction in which the kick pad is beaten with the beater, and that fixes the other end as viewed in the intersecting direction to the stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Akito Takegawa, Yuichi Sato
  • Patent number: 11028961
    Abstract: A tightening structure of a musical instrument stand includes stationary or immovable member and a movable member. The movable member includes a cylindrical shaft extending outward in an axial direction. One side of the immovable member has a recess. A bottom of the recess forms a semi-circular arc with a radius of curvature corresponding to that of the shaft. When the shaft is inserted into the recess it abuts against the bottom of the recess. The immovable member has a screw hole communicating with the recess. The screw hole is perpendicular to the axial direction of the cylindrical shaft. A fastening bolt is screwed into the screw hole. One end of the first fastening bolt is inserted into the recess and has a flared end portion to press against the shaft, and another end is connected with a handle. By rotating the handle, the flared end portion is drawn against the shaft, thereby rendering the movable member stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Remarkable Company
    Inventor: Ming Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 11004432
    Abstract: A drum stand coupler is provided, including: a fixing mechanism and a connecting mechanism. The fixing mechanism is configured to be disposed on a drum body. The connecting mechanism is rotatably connected with the fixing mechanism and configured to be assembled with a stand. A drum using the drum stand coupler as described above is further provided, further including: the drum body. An interconnection of the fixing mechanism and the connecting mechanism defines a rotating axis about which the connecting mechanism is rotatable, and the rotating axis is transverse to an axial direction of the drum body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Kuo-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 10885892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sounding control system capable of performing high-accuracy crosstalk suppression while reducing the processing load on a sound source device. When a first pad (12) vibrates, the first pad (12) generates sound emission data (62a1) that is information instructing a sound source device (11) to produce a sound and crosstalk cancellation determination data (62a2) that is information used for canceling crosstalk, and sends the data to the sound source device (11). The sound source device (11) determines whether or not crosstalk has occurred and controls sound emission using the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Takasaki
  • Patent number: 10789926
    Abstract: A supporting apparatus (40) for a kick pad (1) includes a supporting frame (41˜44) that supports a kick pad (1) including a piezoelectric element that converts a vibration generated by beating with a beater into an electric signal and outputs the electric signal, and a fixation frame (51, 52) that fixes the supporting apparatus (40) to an inner surface of a shell of a bass drum while a striking surface (2a) of the kick pad (1) is arranged in a position beaten by the beater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Pearl Musical Instrument Co.
    Inventors: Yuichi Sato, Takashi Koizumi, Akito Takegawa
  • Patent number: 10714061
    Abstract: A compact drum kit comprising a body having a hollow interior defined by a top, a bottom, and three or more sides connecting the top and bottom, a sound hole, a plurality of component mounting shafts mounted in the hollow interior of the body and protruding through a plurality of openings in the top, a plurality of leg shafts mounted in the hollow interior of the body and protruding through a plurality of openings in the bottom, one or more percussion modules that attach to one or more of the plurality of component mounting shafts, wherein each percussion module produces a sound in response to being struck or scraped, and a kick pedal including a beater positioned to strike a first side of the three or more sides and produce a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: David Wish
  • Patent number: 10573282
    Abstract: A supporting leg to support a drum includes a first rod, a second rod, and a third rod. A first angle-adjusting mechanism is provided between the first rod and the second rod to adjust a first angle between the first rod and the second rod. A second angle-adjusting mechanism is provided between the second rod and the third rod to adjust a second angle between the second rod and the third rod. The output sound of the drum can be adjusted by changing the first angle and the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: K.H.S. Musical Instrument Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 10502357
    Abstract: A kit for attaching one or more interchangeable accessories, for example, sound makers, fashion accessories, utility accessories, instrument accessories, etc., to an instrument, for example, a drum stick, a drum head, a post of a bass drum pedal or a hihat, a cajón, a microphone, a guitar, a stand, etc., to enhance sound, functionality, and visual elements of the instrument is provided. The kit includes one or more interchangeable accessories and at least one attachment system. The attachment system includes an attachment member and a connector element. The attachment member, for example, a clamp assembly with an accessory housing and a release assembly, or a generally cylindrical attachment member, or a cap member is removably attachable to a predetermined location of the instrument. The connector element is a female connector or a male connector for engageably connecting the attachment member to an opposing connector of one of the interchangeable accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jason Michael Truda
  • Patent number: 10438571
    Abstract: A marching drum articulation dampener for percussion instrument holder that allows attachment to a user mounted carrier. The holder allows adjustment for positioning about the user, and pivoting of the holder to allow the holder to pivot or rotate up to allow the holder with instruments to fit a narrower space. The holder further allows the pivotal attachment of individual drums to link or pivot allowing the linked drums to articulate. The holder can also consist of members that allow a connected drum to move in horizontal position, angle, or height of the drum. A plurality of unique drum connecting members is disclosed that allow the connecting members to connect onto drum tension rods or on a drum lug. A lift assisting mechanism is used to assist in lifts drums from a horizontal to a vertical orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Randall L. May
  • Patent number: 10255895
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic percussion instrument. The electronic percussion instrument includes a struck surface and a plurality of strike sensors configured to detect a strike on the struck surface. The plurality of strike sensors include at least one central sensor that is disposed on a back side of the struck surface and disposed at a center side of the struck surface and a plurality of peripheral sensors that are disposed on a peripheral side of the struck surface. The central sensor and the peripheral sensors each have the same structure. The peripheral sensors are configured to transmit a strike signal in a shorter time than the central sensor when the struck surface is struck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takasaki, Yoshiaki Mori
  • Patent number: 10235979
    Abstract: A hi-hat stand includes an upper pipe and a lower pipe. A leg unit includes leg plates, stays, a fixing collar, and a sliding collar. The leg plates and the stays are assembled with the lower pipe via the sliding collar and the fixing collar. On the outer circumferential surface of the lower pipe, a slide preventing surface is formed in a fixing position of the sliding collar. The slide preventing surface is formed by diamond knurling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sato
  • Patent number: 10181313
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic percussion instrument including a struck surface and strike sensors. The strike sensors include a central sensor; a plurality of peripheral sensors; a first position calculation device configured to, when an initial half wave of a strike waveform of the central sensor is detected within a first predetermined time after the central sensor detects a strike, calculate a first strike position from the central sensor based on the initial half wave; a second position calculation device configured to calculate a second strike position based on a difference in strike detection by the plurality of peripheral sensors; and a sound production instruction device configured to instruct production of a striking sound based on the first and second strike positions respectively calculated by the first and second position calculation devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takasaki, Ryo Susami
  • Patent number: 10176789
    Abstract: A percussion instrument holder that allows attachment to a user mounted carrier. The holder allows adjustment for positioning about the user, and pivoting of the holder to allow the holder to pivot or rotate up to allow the holder with instruments to fit a narrower space. The holder further allows for pivotal attachment of individual drums to link or pivot allowing the linked drums to articulate. The holder can also consist of members that allow a connected drum to move in horizontal position, angle, or height of the drum. A plurality of unique drum connecting members is disclosed that allow the connecting members to connect onto drum tension rods or on a drum lug. The plurality of connecting members can be fabricated from multiple pieces that can interconnectably be locked into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Randall May International Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall Lee May
  • Patent number: 10161563
    Abstract: The stand clamp with ease of force application comprises a fixed part, a movable part and a screwing-lock part. The movable part is pivotally coupled to the fixed part. The screwing-lock part includes a bolt, a pressing plate, a rotating rod and a resetting assembly, wherein two ends of the bolt are provided with a threaded section and a ratchet wheel section respectively. Further, the rotating rod slips with respect to the bolt to form a reset position and an actuating position. The resetting assembly is linked to the bolt and the rotating rod, such that the rotating rod is in the reset position under an ordinary state. In addition, the rotating rod can freely rotate with respect to the bolt at the actuating position. Therefore, an operator can freely change the position of the rotating rod and apply a force with a most suitable application angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Tsun-Chi Liao
  • Patent number: 10157600
    Abstract: Percussion accessories for reversible and interchangeable attachment to the head of a drum tension rod are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Griffin Wade GOLDSMITH
    Inventors: Griffin Wade Goldsmith, Wylie Quinn Gelber
  • Patent number: 10157599
    Abstract: A drum hoop fastening device is provided for being disposed on a drum. A first connecting portion is arranged on a drum hoop, an exterior circumferential wall of a drum shell has a second connecting portion, the first connecting portion has a first through hole, the second connecting portion has a connecting hole, and the drum hoop fastening device includes a fixing member and a fastening member. The fixing member is abutted against the drum, and has a second through hole. The fastening member is disposed through the first and second through holes and screwed with the connecting hole for fixing the drum hoop on the drum shell, and when the fastening member rotates, an exterior circumferential wall of the fastening member circumferentially interferes the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Kuo-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 9972293
    Abstract: The Kit Lift is a method of and a portable, modular, light weight apparatus for elevating a drum set and drummer for performances by only supporting the essential elements of the drum set, including the kick drum front support arms, the kick drum pedal(s), hi-hat stand feet and hi-hat pedal, without increasing the stage footprint requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Kent Edward Keller
  • Patent number: 9966050
    Abstract: A mounting assembly configured for detachably mounting a percussion instrument to an instrument stand is disclosed. The assembly has an instrument mounting assembly that has a clamp bracket, a clamp, and a wing screw. An instrument is held to the instrument mounting assembly by placing a mountable portion of the instrument between a set of notches carved out of a first and a second side of the clamp bracket and a clamp. The instrument is secured in the bracket by screwing the wing nut through a hole in a third side of the clamp bracket to cause the clamp to apply a force against the mountable portion of the instrument such that the instrument is held in place between the notches and a groove of the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DRUM WORKSHOP, INC.
    Inventors: Andrzej J Krol, Victor Filonovich, Sergio G. Bonsignore
  • Patent number: 9842574
    Abstract: Cymbal mounting apparatuses, systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a cymbal mounting apparatus for mounting a cymbal to a mounting post of a cymbal stand is provided. The apparatus comprises a cymbal mount that comprises an elongated flexible sleeve portion defining an inner cavity with a second diameter that is less than a first diameter of the mounting post such that the sleeve portion applies a compressive force thereto when installed thereon. The cymbal mount further comprises a cymbal support rim portion extend outwardly from the sleeve portion. The sleeve portion and the rim portion may be integral. The mounting post may define a first length extending between a shoulder portion and a free end thereof, and the sleeve portion may define a second length that is at least one half the first length such that the sleeve portions extends past the free end when installed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: William Randall McFadden, Rodney Scott Pino
  • Patent number: 9792888
    Abstract: An adjustable drum mount composed of a fixed component and at least one mounting component, wherein the relative position of the mounting component with respect to the fixed component is adjustable. The fixed component is durably attached to the drum shell with fasteners. The fixed component has a planar, extending member, which connects with the mounting component(s). The planar, extending member has one end, attached continuously to the bulk of the fixed component, called the fixed end. The planar, extending member has another end, disposed distal to the fixed end, called the free end, which can vibrate. The mounting components can be mounted substantially anywhere between the fixed end and the free end. The adjustment changes the stiffness with which the drum mount connects the drum leg or support to the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Joshua Allen
  • Patent number: 9754567
    Abstract: A drum cart for supporting and transporting a drum set between locations. The drum cart includes support arms, a handle, wheels and a support bracket adapted to releasably couple a bass drum to the drum cart and place the bass drum into a performance position by lying the drum cart on the ground horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Paul William Griffin
  • Patent number: 9721545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for carrying a wind instrument. The device comprises a Y-shaped frame having two arms (2, 2?) extending upward, which are arcuate at the free ends (9) of the arms, and a third arm extending downward, which forms a support (4). The two arms (2, 2?) and the support (4) converge in a connecting element (3) and are connected to each other there. The arms (2, 2?) can be designed as one piece together with the support (4) and the connecting element (3) in order to form a unit, or the arms (2, 2?) can be connected to the connecting element (3) in an insertable or pivotable manner. A retaining element (5) for hanging the wind instrument (17) is provided on the connecting element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Silvin M. Jancic
  • Patent number: 9697811
    Abstract: A cradle for supporting a bass drum, the bass drum having a front hoop and a rear hoop disposed on either side of a cylindrical shell, the front and rear hoops being secured against the drum shell by a plurality of drum lugs or connector rods extending along the shell. The cradle comprises a base platform, and front and rear vertical support plates extending from the base platform and having top edges. The cradle includes a plurality of brackets attached to the front and rear vertical support plates along the top edges, the brackets each having an upward facing channel, the brackets and channels being located to removably receive drum lugs or connector rods along a lower side of the shell. The channels of the brackets engage the drum lugs or connector rods along the lower side of shell to support the bass drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Michael G. Meliti
  • Patent number: 9659551
    Abstract: A woodwind harness that provides support a woodwind musical instrument to relieve fatigue from a musician's arms and shoulders is described. The woodwind harness generally comprises a sternum plate adapted to press against a human sternum with a pair of rigid members extending from the sternum plate and terminating in a hook shaped bend that is arranged and configured to hook over a human shoulder. Between the sternum plate and the hook shaped bend is an elastic cord attached to each of the rigid members. An end-blown woodwind instrument is attached to the elastic cord by way of an attaching means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Lauren Rubin
  • Patent number: 9640153
    Abstract: A drum-supporting component is provided for maintaining a drum or cymbal acoustically separated from an underlying support surface. A body of the component is configured to maintain the drum separated from the underlying support thereby increasing the sound generated from the drum which is projected therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Richard Wiley, Toby L. Ahrens
  • Patent number: 9613603
    Abstract: In some aspects, a musical percussion instrument includes a musical drum having a generally cylindrical musical drum body and a sound generating surface secured to an upper end of the drum body by multiple drum lugs and a drum mounting clamp mounted to one drum lug of the multiple drum lugs for releasable mounting of a mounting rod to the drum body. The drum mounting clamp includes a mounting base for mounting upon the musical drum body. The mounting base has a mounting rod recess and a securement element to secure the drum clamp to a mounting rod, arranging the musical drum body relative to the mounting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Conn-Selmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Allen
  • Patent number: 9485565
    Abstract: A sound generating apparatus is provided for expanding a mid-range of a slit-firing type speaker system. The sound generating apparatus includes a vibrator, a body part which encloses the vibrator, a path through which the generated sound is transmitted, and a slit formed in a length direction of the body part connected to an end portion of the path and configured to emit the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeong-tae Lee, Jong-bae Kim, Dong-kyu Park, Jong-in Jo, Seung-chan Lee, Sang-min Hyun
  • Patent number: 9373310
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a drum structural framework comprising a top shell mount, bottom shell mount, rod holders, and tension rods. The top shell mount and bottom shell mount are mounted to either ending edge of a drum shell disposed between the two mounts. A first set of the rod holders are coupled to the top shell mount and an aligned second set of the rod holders are coupled to the bottom shell mount. The tension rods link the two sets of rod holders without hindering resonance of the drum shell. Tuning assemblies on the rod holders adjust the distance separating the top shell mount from the bottom shell mount, thereby controlling the force imposed on the drum shell. Each rod holder includes one or more dampeners that isolate energy passing from the drumhead to the shell from also reverberating throughout the structural framework of the tension rods and rod holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: August D. Martin
  • Patent number: 9251771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping seat for mounting to a music instrument stand, including a stand bar and an elbow joint coupled to the stand bar. The elbow joint has two ends each forming a clamping seat that is coupled to a support bar to complete elbow jointing of a music instrument. The elbow joint includes an elongate body having a middle section that is sloped at an angle and two ends on which the clamping seats are formed in such a way as to be parallel to each other so as to form a clamping arrangement having two ends at different planes. The clamping seat is centrally recessed to form a spherical trough of which upper and lower edge portions forming V-shaped trough-edge openings opposing each other to cooperate with a retention plate opposite thereto to achieve clamping for both a spherical member and a straight member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Worldmax International Inc.
    Inventor: Jui-Hsin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9230523
    Abstract: A cymbal mounting assembly that has a housing with a through hole. A mounting rod of a cymbal stand is to be conducted through the through hole with therebeing a loose fit between the mounting rod and the housing. A cymbal is loosely mounted on the housing so it can freely pivot or rock. The assembly includes a tightening nut with a friction feature included to adjust the amount of clamping force being applied to the cymbal. This friction feature prevents unauthorized adjusting of the rocking or pivoting motion (action) of the cymbal and this preselected amount of action by the drummer is maintained even when the cymbal is placed in storage when the drummer moves to another playing location and is only changed when the drummer decides to do so. The assembly may also include a centering clip within the through that prevents the housing from contacting the mounting rod in the area of the upper portion of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel John Spriggel
  • Patent number: 9224371
    Abstract: A three-in-one drum includes a drum chamber, a drum skin and pressing rings. A beating tray is vertically and adjustably disposed in the drum chamber and covered with a cushion. The bottom of the beating tray has a microphone vibrator connected to a loudspeaker box. When the adjusting rod is rotated clockwise, the beating tray rises and the cushion is close to the drum skin. The drum skin does not ground when being beaten, this is the mute drum function. An beating trigger connected with an electronic sound source sends electronic signal to perform the electric drum function. The microphone vibrator amplifies the audio frequency signal to perform the audio amplification function. When the adjusting rod is rotated counter clockwise, the beating tray is lowered and the cushion is located away from the drum skin which sounds when being beaten to perform the raw sound drum function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Tianjin Jinbao Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dingjun Wu, Yongcai Dai, Xiaohu Pei
  • Patent number: 9214142
    Abstract: A percussion instrument holder that allows attachment to a user mounted carrier. The holder allows adjustment for positioning about the user, and pivoting of the holder to allow the holder to pivot or rotate up to allow the holder with instruments to fit a narrower space. The holder further allows for pivotal attachment of individual drums to link or pivot allowing the linked drums to articulate. The holder can also consist of members that allow a connected drum to move in horizontal position, angle, or height of the drum. A plurality of unique drum connecting members is disclosed that allow the connecting members to connect onto drum tension rods or on a drum lug. The plurality of connecting members can be fabricated from multiple pieces that can interconnectably be locked into position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Randall Lee May
  • Patent number: 9099061
    Abstract: The drum stand includes a stand main body, a drum support, and an attachment that attaches the drum support to the stand main body. The drum support is composed of a first arm and two second arms that open and close with respect to the first arm. The first and second arms all extend obliquely and linearly from near the upper end of a post toward a bottom surface of a snare drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HOSINO GAKKI CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hideyuki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9087498
    Abstract: A tom holder has a holder body, a pivoting member supported pivotally with respect to the holder body, and a rod, which projects from the pivoting member with the tom fixed to the rod. The tom holder has a pair of openings located at opposed positions. The tom holder is configured to be usable in either a first mode, in which the rod projects from the first opening, and a second mode, in which the rod projects from the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Shinji Noguchi, Satoshi Hirasawa
  • Publication number: 20150128787
    Abstract: A horizontal support system for a percussion instrument support the percussion instrument in a horizontal position without the necessity for permanently altering the instrument structure. Preferably, the percussion instrument includes a shell having first and second open ends, a first hoop affixed to the first open end, a second hoop affixed to the second open end of said shell, and a drum head provided at one end. The support system includes a plurality of support legs. Each support leg includes a main support member; a foot member selectively positioned adjacent one end of the main support member; first and second hoop engagement members that engage the hoops of the percussion instrument. The plurality of support legs supports the percussion instrument in a horizontal position with the drum head facing up or in a tilted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn D. LAFRENZ, Matthew G. JORDAN
  • Patent number: 9029675
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for mounting a percussion instrument onto a stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Leslie Brian Meadows
    Inventors: Leslie Brian Meadows, Andrew Heydenrych
  • Patent number: 9024164
    Abstract: An anchoring device and method for kick drums in which an elongated member is connected to each kick drum spur and each member has an engagement base piece pivotally mounted thereto, the engagement base piece having an array of pointed features projecting from an undersurface adapted to penetrate into a floor covering to resist any tendency of movement of the kick drum on a floor when being played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Wesley K. Keely
  • Patent number: 9024163
    Abstract: A tom-tom supporting device includes a bracket, a first arm having a plurality of first supporting portions for supporting an upper hoop, and a second arm having a second supporting portion for supporting a lower hoop. Two of the first supporting portions provided at ends of the first arm are each located near one of two intersection points at which a diameter of a batter head, which is perpendicular to a vertical plane containing an axis of a shell and an axis of the second arm, intersects the upper hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Hideyuki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9016640
    Abstract: A stationary base with at least two door shrouds extending from a tower portion. The tower portion has at least one groove communicating with a groove guide. An actuating housing is attached to the groove guide and connected to at least one force member positioned between the base and the actuating housing. At least one containment door is positioned in a door groove adjacent each door shroud. Each containment door communicates with the actuating housing with at least one guide pin positioned in a guide slot of each containment door, the guide slot being angled at a predetermined angle to translate vertical movement of the actuating housing to horizontal movement of each containment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: RKS Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi K. Sawhney, Kavinder Singh, John Vernon
  • Patent number: 8974138
    Abstract: A fast disassembly fastening apparatus mounted onto a bracing post includes a mounting seat, a press portion, a latch portion and an elastic portion. The mounting seat has a housing compartment with an aperture run through by the bracing post. The latch portion is hinged in the housing compartment and has a fixed position intruding into the aperture and a release position escaping from the aperture. The elastic portion is compressed to push the latch portion to the fixed position. The press portion is inserted into the housing compartment to contact the latch portion and push the latch portion to the release position. By pressing the press portion, the bracing post runs through the aperture. After the press portion is released, the elastic portion pushes the latch portion to latch the bracing post so that the mounting seat is held on the bracing post to fix a musical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tsun-Chi Liao
  • Patent number: 8969696
    Abstract: A drum supporting component is provided for maintaining the legs of a drum or cymbal elevated from an underlying support surface. The elevation positioning decouples the legs from the underlying surface and increases the amount of sound generated from the drum or cymbal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Wiley, Toby L. Ahrens
  • Patent number: 8927842
    Abstract: The drum system has a floor tom, a bass drum, a tom-tom, a snare drum, legs, rods, attachment tools, first and second brackets, and the like. The floor tom is set with a drumhead facing upward, and the bass drum is set with a drumhead facing downward, via the three rods and the first and second brackets. The floor tom is set above the bass drum with a space therebetween via the three rods and the first and second brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hosino Gakki Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Atsushi Honjo
  • Publication number: 20140373700
    Abstract: A percussion instrument includes at least one pad and a support frame supporting the pad. The support frame includes a central vertical frame, a left vertical frame located in a left rear direction of the central vertical frame when viewed from the player side, a right vertical frame located in a right rear direction of the central vertical frame when viewed from the player side, a left transverse frame extending between the central vertical frame and the left vertical frame and connecting the central vertical frame with the left vertical frame, and a right transverse frame extending between the central vertical frame and the right vertical frame and connecting the central vertical frame with the right vertical frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: YOSHIAKI MORI
  • Patent number: 8878039
    Abstract: A drumstick holder, comprising: a member providing a surface; one or more retaining members (for example clips arranged to grip a drumstick) arranged to prevent or restrict free movement of a drumstick across the surface; a plurality of protrusions from the member; wherein the drumstick holder is adapted for fitting to a rim of a drum or further comprises means for fitting the member to a rim of a drum (for example a clamp); and when the drumstick holder is fitted to a drum rim, each respective protrusion engages a drum at a different respective position around a circumference of a drum rim. The surface may be substantially planar. The drum may be a bass drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Stageworks Gear Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Ian Chambers, Matthew Douglas Chambers
  • Publication number: 20140311319
    Abstract: In some aspects, a musical percussion support stand includes a stand tube, legs that are configured to be deployed perpendicular to the stand tube in supporting arrangement and a set of two or more height adjustable foot elements. The height adjustable foot elements include a body with at least one rest surface and a first recess. The first recess is configured to receive a leg, with a central axis of the first recess substantially parallel to a horizontal central axis of the body. The body has a first position and a second position relative to a central axis of the leg. In the first position, the rest surface may be disposed on a supporting surface for supporting the stand, with the leg relatively more spaced above the supporting surface than in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CONN-SELMER, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Allen
  • Publication number: 20140305282
    Abstract: In some aspects, a musical percussion instrument includes a musical drum having a generally cylindrical musical drum body and a sound generating surface secured to an upper end of the drum body by multiple drum lugs and a drum mounting clamp mounted to one drum lug of the multiple drum lugs for releasable mounting of a mounting rod to the drum body. The drum mounting clamp includes a mounting base for mounting upon the musical drum body. The mounting base has a mounting rod recess and a securement element to secure the drum clamp to a mounting rod, arranging the musical drum body relative to the mounting rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CONN-SELMER, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Allen
  • Patent number: 8802951
    Abstract: A support for musical instruments, especially marching percussion instruments such as multi-tenor sets, which uses a gravitating pivot to align the instrument in the proper orientation. The support simplifies and speeds the mounting of the instrument to a support stand. The support provides for interesting visual effects when desired by allowing the instrument to be easily spun around a vertical axis. The support is adaptable to different combinations of multi-tenor drum sets, such as doubles, triples, tri-toms, and quads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Dale A Hallerberg
  • Publication number: 20140202312
    Abstract: A musical drum support stand which supports a musical drum and suspends it off the ground or floor surface. The support stand includes a base section that defines an opening and a first member typically ring-shaped and a spaced-apart second member also typically ring-shaped situated below the first member. A plurality of spaced-apart brace support members are provided to join the first member to the second member with each of the brace support members being alternatively curved in concave-convex relation and adapted for detachably receiving and securely gripping the drum shell's base section and holding it in suspension off the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Marcial Flores
  • Patent number: 8766074
    Abstract: A musical drum support stand which supports a musical drum and suspends it off the ground or floor surface. The support stand includes a base section that defines an opening and a first member typically ring-shaped and a spaced-apart second member also typically ring-shaped situated below the first member. A plurality of spaced-apart brace support members are provided to join the first member to the second member with each of the brace support members being alternatively curved in concave-convex relation and adapted for detachably receiving and securely gripping the drum shell's base section and holding it in suspension off the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Marcial Flores