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1. (WO2007008785) STRINGED INSTRUMENT THAT MAINTAINS RELATIVE TUNE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/008785    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/026715
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 11.07.2006
IPC:
G10D 3/10 (2006.01), G10D 3/14 (2006.01)
Applicants: LYLES, Cosmos, M. [US/US]; (US)
Inventors: LYLES, Cosmos, M.; (US)
Agent: DELANEY, Karoline, A.; Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, 2040 Main Street, Fourteenth Floor, Irvine, CA 92614 (US)
Priority Data:
60/698,027 11.07.2005 US
11/356,486 17.02.2006 US
Title (EN) STRINGED INSTRUMENT THAT MAINTAINS RELATIVE TUNE
(FR) INSTRUMENT A CORDES CONSERVANT UN ACCORD RELATIF
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A stringed musical instrument includes a string mounting arrangement that enables multiple strings to be maintained in relative tune as the pitch of the strings is simultaneously varied. In one embodiment, a composite musical string comprises multiple segments, each segment having a different density, but the composite string will maintain substantially the same tension throughout its length. As the tension is increased or decreased, the pitch of the instrument changes, but the relative tuning between the strings remains. In another embodiment, a composite string comprises musical string segments joined end-to-end with bending segments. The musical segments are adapted to emit desired notes and tones at tension. The bending segments are adapted to easily bend about pivots such as a tuning knob or pulley.
(FR)L'invention concerne un instrument de musique à cordes comprenant un agencement de montage de cordes permettant de maintenir un accordage de plusieurs cordes lorsqu'on modifie simultanément la hauteur des cordes. Dans un mode de réalisation, une corde de musique composite comprend plusieurs segments possédant individuellement une densité différente mais maintient sensiblement la même tension sur toute la longueur. Au moment où la tension augment ou diminue, l'accordage de l'instrument change mais l'accord relatif entre les cordes est conservé. Dans un autre mode de réalisation, une corde composite comprend des segments de corde de musique assemblés bout-à-bout avec des segments de courbure. Les segments musicaux sont conçus pour émettre des notes et des tons souhaités à la tension. Les segments de courbure sont conçus pour se plier facilement autour de pivots tels qu'un bouton ou poulie d'accord.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)