First Act, Inc.
|First Act, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130175307||MOBILE DEVICE HOLDER - Aspects and embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to sound-amplifying holders for portable electronic devices. In one example, there is provided a mobile portable electronic device holder comprising a body, a retention area defined on the body and configured to releasably retain a portable electronic device, and a waveguide formed within the body and configured to amplify sound emitted from a speaker of the portable electronic device.||07-11-2013|
|20130022211||WIRELESSLY TRIGGERED VOICE ALTERING AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM - A system and method for wirelessly triggering an amplification system are disclosed. In one example, the system for wirelessly triggering the amplification comprises at least one wireless tag, the at least one wireless tag having unique identification (ID) information and an amplification system configured to receive audio signals. Further, the amplification system comprises a wireless reader configured to receive and determine the ID information from the at least one wireless tag, and a processor configured to associate at least one sound effect with the ID information received from the at least one wireless tag and to modify the audio signals to include the at least one sound effect.||01-24-2013|
|20110113948||DRUM KITS AND METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING COMPONENTS OF DRUM KITS - Drum kits and connector assemblies for connecting components of drum kits are described. Some of the described connector assemblies are configured to provide one or more pre-defined acceptable interconnection orientations. Some of the described connector assemblies facilitate easy interconnection and disconnection of components of a drum kit. Described interconnection types include snap connections and locking interconnections, among others.||05-19-2011|
|20090064842||CAPO - A capo for use with a stringed musical instrument includes a frame that includes a first arm configured to extend across a neck of the instrument, and a second arm connected to the first arm and extending from the first arm at a first angle less than 180°, the capo further including a pivot arm that is substantially Y-shaped, includes base, actuator, and clamp portions and is pivotally connected to the frame to move between open and closed positions, a proximal end of the clamp portion is connected to the distal end of the base portion, the clamp portion extending away from the base portion toward the first arm when the pivot arm is in the closed position, the base portion being biased away from the second arm such that the clamp portion is biased toward the first arm.||03-12-2009|
|20090064841||SPRING-BIASED TUNING MACHINE - A tuning machine for a musical instrument includes a base configured to engage a headstock of the musical instrument, an actuator rotatably connected to the base, a shaft rotatably connected to the base, the shaft providing a first aperture sized to receive a string of the musical instrument, the shaft being connected to the actuator such that actuation of the actuator causes rotation of the shaft about an axis of the shaft, a clamp member movably connected to the shaft and configured to engage the string, and a bias member connected to the clamp member and the shaft to bias the clamp member toward a closed position to engage the string when received by the shaft, where the clamp member and the shaft cooperate to inhibit removal of the string received by the shaft with the clamp member engaging the string.||03-12-2009|
Patent applications by First Act, Inc.