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  • A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALTERING THE SHAPE OF STRING CABLE CORD OR  SIMILAR MATERIALA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALTERING THE SHAPE OF...
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      Headphones have become ubiquitous within the modern world; and for good reason, people love their music. Understandably, people hate when something comes between them and their music. Unfortunately, headphones often become a vexing obstacle between the user and their music. Anybody who uses headphones will tell you that one of the most aggravating situations is when their all set to listen to their music, they get their media device out only to find the cables in a tangled mess.
      Although untangling the headphones only takes a few minutes this is an inconvenience the user would rather not deal with. Enthusiasts and headphone producers have long recognized the problems associated with tangled cables, spending millions of dollars in research and development. Unfortunately, the result of this research has created subpar products that are either too inconvenient to use or are ineffective at improving the users experience. It has been proven many times that users are unhappy with the current headphones design and their poor tangle resistance. Moreover, there is a proven market for solutions. For example, one of many market proven products includes the Kickstarter Project CordCruncher, the project raised over $66,000 in just 30 days (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1587181400/cordcruncher-earbud-headphones). There are many other Kickstarter Projects that have raised over $600,000 for cable solutions.
      Our solution has the same functionality as the Cord Cruncher Headphones, and more. The product would be cheaper, more versatile, and convenient to use; solving the annoying problems associated with tangled, damaged, strained, or knotted headphone cables while opening up possibilities for more creative uses of headphones. The solutions functions by using a special wire integrated into the headphone cable, the wire is commonly known as memory metal and has riveting properties. The memory metal allows the user to use the headphones, as they normally would, however in order to conveniently wrap the cables up for storage the user may press a button that causes the memory metal to return to a predefined shape. Useful predefined shapes may be a tidy coil, compact winding that contours to an electronic device, or even an Apple Logo! The possible shapes, sizes, and configurations are endless; any shape that cables can be wound into can be achieved automatically by using integrated memory metal. Custom designs may include the user name, a word, or customer design.

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    • Adjustable Neck-Angle Joint for stringed musical instrumentsAdjustable Neck-Angle Joint for stringed musical...
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        The invention is about the technique and the way of joining the neck and the body of a stringed musical instrument. The two parts are joined together with the use of screws. At their contact points they include a convexo - concave formation which provides absolute contact between the instrument's body and the neck with the ability to rotate laterally in a predetermined manner. Thus making possible to change the angle between the longitudinal axis of the neck and the longitudinal axis of the instrument's body. The neck is changing its angular position relative to the instrument's body regulating the space between the strings and the upper surface of body, as well as the asked force on the top an acoustic musical instrument or the body of an electric musical instrument, by its strings. The instrument can be easily setup according to the player's personal preferences, such as the "action" and the desirable instrument natural resonance.

        This neck angle variation produces many innovative benefits. Some of them are the following:
        • The ability to use completely different types of bridges on the same electric guitar-like instrument such as a Tune O’ Matic (TOM), a wraparound bridge and a through-body type bridge etc, which require a relatively high degree neck angle (about 2’–3’ degrees) because of their height, as well as a tele-like and a strat-like hardtail bridge etc, which require no neck angle (0’ degrees), simply by adjusting the neck angle. This bridge type option gives the instrument user-player more alternatives in preferences to choose from.
        • Easier instrument setup because the height - spacing between the strings and the fingerboard, often referred to as “action”, can be adjusted not only by a bridge or saddle setting but also by changing the angle of the neck joint, either by tilting the neck downwardly to the instrument body for a lower “action” or upwardly for a higher “action”. This is giving the ability to maintain the height of the instrument bridge which is very useful for acoustic instruments like acoustic guitars, mandolins etc.
        • The spacing between the strings and the upper surface of body, as well as the asked force on the top an acoustic musical instrument or the body of an electric musical instrument can be regulated according to the player’s personal preferences and the desirable resonance. This gives the ability to increase/decrease the tension asked by the strings to the top of an acoustic guitar-like, a hollow body electric guitar-like instrument etc by increasing/decreasing the angle between the surface (top) of the instrument and the neck. The bridge can be positioned higher/lower (if possible, such as in hollow body electrics/ jazz type guitars) or the bridge bone can be replaced with a higher/lower one (acoustic guitars) without any “action” – setup problems. The change of the tension asked produces different vibrations at the top and the chamber of the instrument changing its resonance and its voicing.
        • Good instrument quality because the “in – joint” surfaces form a wide contact area between the neck and the body, even when a neck – angle is featured, giving a very good vibration and oscillation transmission that makes the instrument very resonant.
        • Cost savings because the instrument user-player has all these alternative preferences to choose from without the need to have a different instrument for each different preference.

        More details at:
        http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2010070363

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      • Guiding StarGuiding Star
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          Many abilities are highly attractive, especially artistic as well as sports skills. But under natural conditions, their acquisition is really hard work.

          But learning psychology has a tool to make things easier: observational learning, a type of learning that happens as a result of observing the behaviour of another person – your Guiding Star.

          The invention unlocks and amplifies the potential of observational learning:

          Guiding Star allows applying observational learning in fields where this has been difficult or even impossible, like learning to play the piano.

          Guiding Star includes technology that makes this type of learning even more efficient than under natural conditions, e.g. in the field of karate. The user can observe the model’s behaviour as well as his performance in an integrated way.

          Technically speaking, in optimizing observational learning Guiding Star creates a spatiotemporal contiguity.

          Commercial Application

          Guiding Star can be applied to a large spectrum of artistic and sports skills. It opens up opportunities for two business areas:

          If a model is physically present: the system consists of technical equipment.

          If a model is not physically present: the system includes also audiovisual content presenting the model and its behaviour.

          The technical realisation of Guiding Star ranges from home-based systems to high-end installations, e.g., in leisure parks.

          Current Status

          A patent application has been filed. The potential of Guiding Star is demonstrated by prototypes. The inventors offer licenses and opportunities for further development of this technology.

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        • Janas Drum a new electric musical instrumentJanas Drum a new electric musical instrument
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            The Janas Drum is an electric idiophone which use a new kind of pickup. This pickup gives the opportunity to the musician to create new sound effects by simply bringing the hand to the instrument as you can see in the video. It is easy to play, tunable, customizable. The target is certainly vast , there are no age limits , and its sound is well suited to any kind of music. Tempts anyone involved in experimental music and also to those who want to give a touch of originality to your own performance.
            The video presents Janas drum's prototype only. Production model and design are not developed yet.


            For more info contact: janasdrum@gmail.com

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          • Kunstwelt - beyond KaraokeKunstwelt - beyond Karaoke
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              The high interest in participating in artistic performances is evidenced by the success of Karaoke. Kunstwelt goes beyond by providing a genuine immersive experience.

              The user becomes part of the artistic event: he feels singing and playing in a company, taking an integral part or role in the performance. Doing so, he is assisted by the presentation of a virtual role model that he can mimic.

              Thus, even complete newcomers can start immediately. And Kunstwelt is not limited to single users; shared experiences in the context of multi-user applications are included.

              Commercial Application

              Unlike Karaoke, Kunstwelt is not restricted to singing. It can be applied to virtually all types of artistic performances, including stage, plays, and dance theater.

              Kunstwelt opens up opportunities for two business areas:

              Special technical equipment, ranging from home-based systems to sophisticated and high-end installations in dedicated areas.

              Creation of content: again, the spectrum includes the consumer market as well as elaborate productions for, e.g., leisure parks.

              The business fields are dynamically linked. E.g., the customers can get a first impression of the power of Kunstwelt using their standard equipment at home, subsequently investing in sophisticated hardware and content.

              Current Status

              A patent application has been filed. The potential of Kunstwelt is demonstrated by prototypes. The inventors offer licenses and opportunities for further development of this technology.

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            • Motorized Microphone Bar - STEREOBLADEMotorized Microphone Bar - STEREOBLADE
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                The STEREOBLADE is the prototype of an automateable microphone bar and with it the solution for numerous problems with live transmissions and stereo recordings. With the STEREOBLADE sound engineers receive for the first time the possibility to try out different microphone positions without having to leave for it the listening place. Differences in sound can be compared so directly and be judged on a real-time basis.

                With an intuitively working remotesoftware the most stereo techniques can be placed in current time. Besides, the system allows millimetre-exact positioning of the microphones by manual input. Inclination, opening corner and capsule distance of the microphones can be started numerically and if necessary be stored away directly as a Preset.

                The Stereoblade is in the essentials a carrier system which is compatible with adaptors and fixtures for most microtypes. The user thereby has the possibility to carry out a perfect microphone placement.

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              • Music Toilet SeatMusic Toilet Seat
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                  Music toilet seat exactly like it sounds: a toilet seat with music.At first impression you may think is not something new , smart toilets are for many years on market but are also very expensive.Way my idea is so unique?Imagine a toilet seat with a pressure sensor when you seat the music start automatically and u can listen to your favorite music or relaxation sounds during your time in the bathroom and stop after you step up.The seat will be equipped with a memory card ,switch on/off and change songs buttons , volume control.Will be water resistant and very easy to use and this will make the product not very expensive so anyone can buy. For more details please contact me. Denis Grigore

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                • new invention for guitarnew invention for guitar
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                    it helps the player to dance during playing. the guitar weight is not loaded on the player shoulder like the traditional belt and this relaxes the instrumentalist

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