US 9,812,110 B2
Digital musical instrument and method for making the same
Christopher E. Borman, Annapolis, MD (US)
Filed by Christopher E. Borman, Annapolis, MD (US)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/49,543.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/119,038, filed on Feb. 20, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0314774 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. G10G 1/02 (2006.01); G10H 1/32 (2006.01); G10H 3/14 (2006.01); G10H 1/00 (2006.01); G10H 1/055 (2006.01); G10H 1/057 (2006.01)
CPC G10H 3/146 (2013.01) [G10H 1/0066 (2013.01); G10H 1/057 (2013.01); G10H 1/0558 (2013.01); G10H 2220/161 (2013.01); G10H 2220/401 (2013.01); G10H 2230/275 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A digital musical instrument comprising;
a surface impression transducer having an upper surface and an electronic circuit for outputting an electrical signal representative of an impact event when said upper surface is impacted; and
an articulation recognition processor coupled with said transducer and to receive said electrical signal output thereby and to process said electrical signal to determine an associated sound to be output based on said electrical signal, and to output a signal representing the determined sound;
wherein said articulation recognition processor is configured to determine the associated sound to be outputted at least based on a measured continuously variable location of the impact and a force measurement of the impact; wherein the surface impression transducer comprises a matrix of sensors approximately equally spaced as to cover an area corresponding to approximately the entire upper surface of the surface impression transducer.