Global Patent Index - EP 1159731 A1

EP 1159731 A1 2001-12-05 - MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Title (en)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Title (de)

MUSIKINSTRUMENT

Title (fr)

INSTRUMENT DE MUSIQUE

Publication

EP 1159731 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00907787 A

Priority

  • GB 0000769 W
  • GB 9905039 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0054250A1] A musical instrument is described, with strings (7) and an exciter (29) attached to the sounding box (3) of a musical instrument such as a guitar. Additional sounds may be played through the exciter (29) to excite the sounding box (3) to produce an acoustic output. A transducer (21) may pick up the sound and feed it through a processor (23) to enable the musical instruments to produce effects such as reverberation. The musical instrument may allow the sound emitted by the instrument itself to be changed electronically.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10H 3/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10H 3/18 (2006.01); G10H 1/32 (2006.01); G10H 3/26 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10H 3/26 (2013.01); G10H 2210/275 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0054250A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0054250 A1 20000914; AU 2926300 A 20000928; CN 1339149 A 20020306; EP 1159731 A1 20011205; GB 9905039 D0 19990428; JP 2002539479 A 20021119; TW 466468 B 20011201

INPADOC legal status


2002-12-18 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20020725

2002-03-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020131

2001-12-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010918

2001-12-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE