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Inventor:
Lombardi; Donald G.
Address:
Thousand Oaks, CA
No. of patents:
40
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D423036 Percussion instrument stand April 18, 2000
D408436 Percussion instrument arm adapter April 20, 1999
7126050 Cymbals operation control October 24, 2006
Cymbals operation control apparatus, comprising a mechanism including a lever, a hook on the lever, and a handle on the lever to achieve release of the upper disc to drop toward a lower cymbals disc, means including a vertically movable upright rod to support the mechanism, and a releasa
6894210 Adjustable drum beating apparatus May 17, 2005
An adjustable drum beating device, comprising at least one rotor operable to rotate a drum beater, a foot pedal driven flexible driver having a path of engagement with the rotor and operable to rotate the rotor, the driver having adjustable connection to the rotor to effectively adjust t
6891098 Anti-friction drum strand selective tensioner May 10, 2005
A throw-off device for use on a drum having a side wall and a head, a support body attachable to the side wall of the drum, a tensioning member movable relative to the body to tension or release strands adjacent the drum head, a lever movable between selected positions, cam and follower
6822150 Percussion instrument stand with guided pedal movement November 23, 2004
A percussion instrument stand, comprising in combination, an upright elongated support; an operator movable lengthwise of the support to activate at least one cymbals disc; a frame from which the support extends upwardly; a foot pedal to effect operator movement lengthwise of the sup
6573442 Anti-friction drum strand tensioner June 3, 2003
A throw-off device for use on a drum having a side wall and a head, a support body attachable to the side wall of the drum, a tensioning member movable relative to the body to tension or release strands adjacent the drum head, a lever movable between selected positions, and cam and f
6570075 Controlled tilting of cymbals device May 27, 2003
A cymbals disc tilt mechanism, comprising an upright member, and a head at the top of the member, a disc tilter on the head, a bell crank pivotally carried by the head, the crank having a first arm to tiltably elevate and lower the tilter as the crank is pivoted, the crank also having a
6559368 Cushioned percussion device May 6, 2003
The cushioned percussion device, comprising in combination, a projecting support for the device; a pivot for said support, and spring structure located to yieldably resist pivoting of the support.
6550860 Wheeled telescopic percussion instrument container April 22, 2003
A transportable adjustable seat assembly comprising, upper, lower and intermediate sleeves having telescopic interconnections, a seat on the upper sleeve transporting structure including wheels carried by the lower sleeve and adjustable locking elements associated with at least two of th
6359205 Drum pedal unit pedal position adjustment March 19, 2002
An adjustable pedal unit, for beating a drum, comprising a base; a pedal having rearward connection to the base, at a heel region, to accommodate pedal pivoting; a pedestal unit carried by the base and spaced forwardly of rearward connection, and a drum beater carried by the pedestal uni
6307136 Percussion instrument actuator assembly October 23, 2001
In a percussion instrument actuating assembly, the combination comprising a carrier structure; first and second pedals carried to extend in generally side-by-side relation and to independently pivot; first rotary axle structure operatively connected to the first pedal to be rotated there
6307134 Case configured as a substitute drum October 23, 2001
A substitute drum, the combination comprising a hollow case to contain equipment for transportation, and removal from the case, the case having a side wall that is relatively stiff, and a support to support the case with a side wall extending in a selected position, during striking motio
6278046 Percussion instrument actuator assembly with selectable actuation August 21, 2001
Percussion instrument drive apparatus, comprising in combination first and second drives associated with first and second percussion instruments, respectively, and a foot actuated pedal and a pedal driven driver selectively movable to drive one or the other of the first and second dr
6255572 Rattling percussion instrument July 3, 2001
A percussion instrument has first and second shells each of which extends away from the other, the shells forming cavities; a closure for one of the shells having a diaphragm portion and closing a portion of the cavity formed by the one shell, the closure spaced from a shell interconnect
6127614 Tambourine including auxiliary sound producing mechanism October 3, 2000
In a tambourine, the combination comprises a frame extending at least in part along an extended path, multiple jingles carried by the frame at selected locations along the path, and auxiliary plates carried at an auxiliary selected location relative to path and characterized as clashing
6060652 Tunable drum support May 9, 2000
A drum support, comprising in combination at least one leg operatively connected to the drum, and extending below the drum, first and second feet associated with one leg engagable with a support surface, at least one of the feet positioned for adjustable movement relative to the other fo
6028259 Weighting of drum pedal apparatus February 22, 2000
A drum beating assembly includes a foot operated pedal having inertia weights carried to increase the drum striking force of the drum beater operatively driven by the pedal.
6015128 Percussion bell clamping support January 18, 2000
A percussion bell support includes a base connected to the bell head end, a jaw swingably attached to the base, surfaces on the base and jaw to clamp to a support member, when the jaw is swung toward the base and head end of the bell, a connector shank passing through the jaw and into th
5936176 Percussion instrument arm adapter August 10, 1999
In a percussion instrument arm adapter, the combination comprising a longitudinally extending arm; a first clamp unit carried at one end of the arm, and a second clamp unit carried at the opposite end of the arm; at least one of the units having primary elements including a carrier, a
5884379 Drum processing apparatus March 23, 1999
An apparatus for processing the cylindrical shells of drums, which comprises a cradle sized for reception in embracing relation with the shell, the shell having a longitudinal axis, the cradle having support structure to clamp a cylindrical surface of the shell and at lengthwise loca
5770810 Drum tuning method and apparatus June 23, 1998
The method of enabling optimum tuning of a drum having a shell, a head and adjustable tuning members, that includes suspending the drum shell to vibrate when struck; striking the suspended shell to vibrate at a characteristic acoustic frequency; sensing the acoustic frequency and con
5735733 Drum sanding apparatus April 7, 1998
An apparatus to sand the outer surface of a cylindrical drum shell, the shell defining a first longitudinal axis, and comprising a frame; first structure on the frame to position and rotate the drum about the axis; first structure on the frame, including a belt, for engaging and treating
5668332 Cymbal position control apparatus September 16, 1997
In a cymbals position control apparatus, the combination comprising a mechanism, including lever, a hook on the lever, and a handle on the lever to lift an upper cymbals disc, and to release the upper disc to drop toward a lower cymbals disc; means including a vertically movable upright
5627332 Drum beater and pedal apparatus with interfitting dual adjustment of drum rim clamp May 6, 1997
A drum beating assembly that comprises a frame, including at least one pedestal; an axle carried by the pedestal to rotate relative thereto, the axle having an axis of rotation; a drum beater carried by the axle; a pedal operatively connected to the axle to rotate the axle and beater in
5616875 Drum strand tensioner April 1, 1997
A throw-off device for use on a drum having a side wall and a head, which includes a support body attachable to the side wall of the drum; a lever having pivotal attachment to the body; an adjustable tensioning member connectible to a strap that tensions or releases strands extending
5578777 Drum beater and pedal apparatus allowing infinitely adjustable beater positioning November 26, 1996
A drum beating assembly comprising a frame, including at least one pedestal; an axle carried by the pedestal to rotate relative thereto, the axle having an axis of rotation; a drum beater carried by the axle; a pedal operatively connected to the axle to rotate the axle and beater in
5520292 Percussion instrument mounting apparatus May 28, 1996
An articulated support apparatus for percussion instruments comprising first, second and third upright legs, a primary elongated bar structure extending generally horizontally between and supported by the first and second legs, and a secondary elongated bar structure extending generally
5431081 Drum beater pedal bearing and apparatus July 11, 1995
In a drum beater assembly, the combination comprising a first base; first shaft means and first pedestal means on the first base supporting the first shaft means for rotation; first beater means carried by the first shaft means; a pedal on the first base and operatively connected to the
5421235 Multi-axle drum beater and pedal apparatus June 6, 1995
A drum beating assembly comprising a first frame including first pedestal structure; first, second and third bearings carried by the first pedestal structure, in spaced coaxial relation; a primary axle carried by the first and third bearings, and a primary drum beater carried by the prim
5396826 Drum beater and pedal apparatus with single pedestal March 14, 1995
A drum beating assembly including a first frame including first pedestal structure; first, second and third bearings carried by the first pedestal structure, in spaced coaxial relation; a primary axle carried by the first and third bearings, and a primary drum beater carried by the prima
5377576 Drum construction having wood and metal wall sections January 3, 1995
A combination composition drum comprising a drum shell having cylindrical sections located in axially end-to-end positions; at least a first section consisting of wood and at least second and third sections consisting of metal; drumhead means on the drum; means for retaining the drumhead
5361670 Multi-axle drum beater and pedal apparatus November 8, 1994
A drum beating assembly comprising a first frame including first pedestal structure; first, second and third bearings carried by the first pedestal structure, in spaced coaxial relation; a primary axle carried by the first and third bearings, and a primary drum beater carried by the prim
5267500 Remote control of cymbal apparatus December 7, 1993
For use in actuating a cymbal or the like, there being an upright support stand and an upright rod associated with the stand and attached to the cymbal to move it vertically, and there being a foot activated pedal unit remote from the stand comprising a frame associated with the stand, a
5204485 Multi-axle drum beater and pedal apparatus April 20, 1993
A drum beating assembly comprising a first frame including first pedestal structure; first, second and third bearings carried by the first pedestal structure, in spaced coaxial relation; a primary axle carried by the first and third bearings, and a primary drum beater carried by the prim
5105706 Music stand pedal frame and dual leg support April 21, 1992
An apparatus for supporting and operating a percussion instrument, the combination comprising an upright standard to carry the instrument; two spaced support legs connected with the standard; and a collapsible support frame connected with the standard and spaced from the two legs, and a
4899633 Drum synthesizer triggering apparatus February 13, 1990
A triggering apparatus for triggering an acoustic drum synthesizer includes(a) a body attachable to the frame of an acoustic drum to transmit acoustic vibrations from the drum frame or shell, the body configured to pass a drum receiver rod,(b) dual transducer structures carried by the body t
4889028 Adjustable cymbal holder December 26, 1989
A support for a cymbal includes,a first endwise elongated member defining an axis,two annular felt pads received on the member to be removable therefrom, axially,a stop on the member to seat one of the pads, axially, the stop being axially adjustable,and a retainer on the member to compressi
4819536 Drum pedal movement responsive device to produce electrical signal April 11, 1989
A foot-operated, bass drum pedal assembly is provided, and it includes: a base in the form of a metal plate, a first drum beater, a support for the beater mounted on the base, and a pedal pivotally mounted to the base and operatively connected to the beater to pivot same as the pedal is
4756224 Drum beating apparatus with eccentric rotor July 12, 1988
A foot-operated, bass drum pedal assembly is provided. It includes:(a) a forwardly elongated, horizontally extending base plate,(b) a sub-assembly including two upright pedestals and a yoke, the yoke attached to the base plate,(c) an axle shaft extending between and rotatably supported by the tw










 
 
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