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    Hey,

    I figured this might be interesting for the DIY forum. Its a link to Roland's patent. Very wordy with lawyer-speak, but it has a great description and figures on how positional sensing works.
    http://164.195.100.11/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/search-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=curr&s1=roland&s2 ='electronic+drum'&OS=roland+AND+


  • #2
    Strange when this is about positional sensing. Both Simmons (SDX) and Ddrum had pos sens long before Roland had
    Robert

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    • #3
      Originally posted by puttenvr:
      Strange when this is about positional sensing. Both Simmons (SDX) and Ddrum had pos sens long before Roland had
      What's so strange? You cannot patent performance, only the mechanics behind it.

      Patent On,
      -Marc.


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      • #4
        Okay I patent Marc. (with a period)
        Robert

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        • #5
          Dont Know how Ddrum do it but Simmons used A zoned FSR and not frequency change to give positional detection.

          Ken.

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          • #6
            Had some trouble with the above URL, so I thought I'd post in the patent numbers, in case anyone else has the same difficulties. Just use the 'Patent number searching' link at www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

            Here are the numbers:
            6121538 - "Electronic percussion instrumental system and percussion detecting apparatus therein"
            5920026 - "Electronic percussion instrument with a net-like material to minimize noise"

            Hope that helps!

            John

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            • #7
              It's the process that's patented, see, "The Spanish Prisoner" great movie.
              Drumkat Turbo 4.5, Emulator X3, Superior 2.1, Roland Fantom XR, DTXtreme III, SPD-20 etc.......

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