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1. (WO2007012002) PURE TONE AND BEAT GENERATOR
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/012002    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/028018
Publication Date: 25.01.2007 International Filing Date: 19.07.2006
IPC:
G10D 13/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: BUNKER, Robert M. [US/US]; (US).
MCLEOD, Thomas John [US/US]; (US)
Inventors: BUNKER, Robert M.; (US).
MCLEOD, Thomas John; (US)
Agent: CHAPMAN, Gary B.; GREENLEE, WINNER AND SULLIVAN, P.C., 4875 Pearl East Circle, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301 (US)
Priority Data:
60/700,620 19.07.2005 US
11/458,300 18.07.2006 US
Title (EN) PURE TONE AND BEAT GENERATOR
(FR) GENERATEUR DE SON PUR ET DE BATTEMENT
Abstract: front page image
(EN)This invention is for a percussion instrument (1) that when struck produces a sustained tone. The instrument is shaped to produce a harmonious tone by tuning the appropriate overtones. The fundamental tone generated by the instruments disclosed herein are controllably tunable to within fractions of a hertz (Hz). Also disclosed are instruments that minimize and dampen unwanted overtones to generate a substantially pure tone. Also provided are related methods for generating a sustained tone as well as methods and devices for generating a beat, wherein a pair of the percussion instruments of the present invention having different tone frequencies provide the beat.
(FR)L'invention concerne un instrument de percussion qui, lorsqu'il est frappé, produit un son soutenu. L'instrument est profilé afin de produire un son harmonieux par syntonisation des partiels appropriés. Le son fondamental généré par les instruments de l'invention peut être accordé de manière contrôlée dans des fractions d'un hertz (Hz). L'invention concerne également des instruments qui réduisent au minimum et atténuent les partiels indésirés afin de générer un son sensiblement pur. L'invention concerne enfin des procédés associés de génération d'un son soutenu ainsi que des procédés et des dispositifs de génération d'un battement, une paire d'instruments de percussion de la présente invention présentant des fréquences de son différentes assurant le battement.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
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)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
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)