US 9,812,102 B2
Ergonomic support apparatus
John de Chadenedes, Bainbridge Island, WA (US); and Roger Ferguson, Poulsbo, WA (US)
Filed by John de Chadenedes, Bainbridge Island, WA (US); and Roger Ferguson, Poulsbo, WA (US)
Filed on Apr. 8, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/94,915.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/146,076, filed on Apr. 10, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/166,592, filed on May 26, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0300553 A1, Oct. 13, 2016
Int. Cl. G10G 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC G10G 5/005 (2013.01) 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a back strap;
a shoulder strap that releasably and adjustably connects to the back strap to form a closed loop;
an adjustable length strap;
a counterweight coupled to the back strap, the shoulder strap, and the adjustable length strap; and
a connector configured to releasably attach the adjustable length strap to a violin or viola.
 
9. An apparatus, comprising:
a first shoulder strap having an adjustable length;
a back strap coupled to the first shoulder strap, the back strap including a closed shoulder loop;
a connector configured to releasably attach the first shoulder strap to a chin rest of a violin or viola; and
a clip at a distal end of the back strap, the clip being configured to be releasably attachable to clothing of a player of the violin or viola.