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1. WO1996003722 - PULSED-TONE TIMING EXERCISE METHOD

Publication Number WO/1996/003722
Publication Date 08.02.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1995/010158
International Filing Date 25.07.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 21.02.1996
IPC
G04F 5/02 2006.01
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
FTIME-INTERVAL MEASURING
5Apparatus for producing preselected time intervals for use as timing standards
02Metronomes
G09B 17/04 2006.01
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
17Teaching reading
04for increasing the rate of reading; Reading rate control
CPC
G04F 5/025
GPHYSICS
04HOROLOGY
FTIME-INTERVAL MEASURING
5Apparatus for producing preselected time intervals for use as timing standards
02Metronomes
025Electronic metronomes
G09B 17/04
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
17Teaching reading
04for increasing the rate of reading; Reading rate control
Applicants
  • FOCUS INTERNATIONAL, INC. [US/US]; Suite A 4425 South 500 West Murray, UT 84123, US
Inventors
  • ROMNEY, Julie, B.; US
  • BUSHMAN, William, R.; US
Agents
  • NORTH, Vaughn, W. ; Thorpe, North & Western 9035 South 700 East Sandy, UT 84070, US
Priority Data
08/279,44025.07.1994US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PULSED-TONE TIMING EXERCISE METHOD
(FR) METHODE DE CHRONOMETRAGE D'EXERCICES PAR IMPULSIONS SONORES
Abstract
(EN)
A pulsed-tone timing device (10) includes pulsed audible guide tones activated at an initial pulsing rate when on-off pause key (14) is pressed. The pulsing rate is manipulated so as to repeatably (i) increase the pulsing rate over a time span to an intermediate pulsing rate and (ii) abruptly drop the pulsing rate to a decreased rate between the intermediate pulsing rate and a previous rate, until a predetermined final pulsing rate is reached. The pulsing rate can be manipulated by rate keys (22a and 22b) such that each subsequent intermediate pulsing rate pulses at a faster rate than previous intermediate pulsing rates. The method can be used in many activities. For example, a reader can read a line of text per each guide tone while keeping pace with the specifically timed rate increases, thereby increasing reading effort and reading speed.
(FR)
Dispositif de chronométrage par impulsions sonores de référence selon lequel des sons audibles pulsés sont produits lorsqu'on presse une touche A/M (14) à un rythme initial qui est accru de manière répétitive (i) au cours d'un espace de temps donné jusqu'à un rythme intermédiaire, puis (ii) revient abruptement à un rythme se situant entre le rythme intermédiaire et le rythme précédent. Le rythme des impulsions sonores peut être réglé au moyen de touches (22a, 22b) de manière à ce que chaque rythme intermédiaire subséquent soit plus rapide que le précédent. Le procédé a de nombreuses applications. Par exemple, un lecteur peut lire à raison d'une ligne de texte par impulsion sonore tout en suivant les augmentations spécifiques du rythme, ce qui lui permet d'accroître sa capacité et sa vitesse de lecture.
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