Global Patent Index - EP 2023336 A2

EP 2023336 A2 2009-02-11 - Vibrato based percussion instruments

Title (en)

Vibrato based percussion instruments

Title (de)

Vibrato-basierte Schlaginstrumente

Title (fr)

Instruments de percussion à base de vibrato

Publication

EP 2023336 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 08010013 A

Priority

US 77873507 A

Abstract (en)

A percussion instrument that produces a vibrato which is the most noticeable characteristic of the instrument. In one embodiment, the instrument is configured as a single two-dimensional curve, or a primary curve which is deeper or more pronounced than secondary curves along the surface of said instrument, and wherein said primary curve facilitates an oscillating flexing motion which produces an increase in the amplitude of the lowest frequency mode of vibration, the low pitch frequency modulates the whole of the spectrum of a musical sound by repeatedly raising and lowering said spectrum of sound in a periodic or oscillating manner, this effect being defined here as "vibrato". The instrument is suspended from one or more points, by means of an instrument supporting member or mounting device, rigid or flexible. The suspension or mounting points approximate the nodal area of the instrument.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10D 13/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10D 13/06 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2023336 A2 20090211

INPADOC legal status


2012-07-04 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20120103

2009-02-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA MK RS