PCT国際特許出願中の請求項

PCT出願の請求項  

請求項は機械式ピアノのペダル装置を意識しているのは請求項1〜28です。電子ピアノを意識しているのは請求項29〜34で、ゲーム機用コントローラー(その他、各種装置一般)を意識しているのは請求項35〜39です。 発明の特徴はメガネのサイドフレームに装着したモーションセンサーで頭部動作を検出し、その検出シグナルの処理を①頭部傾き角度オフセット値と②ユーザーの好みの倍率とで装置制御シグナルを変更して効率的制御を行うという点です。

  実際のピアノペダル 装置の請求項です。

[CLAIMS]

[Claim 1] An auxiliary pedal system comprising: a detector configured to detect a motion of a user to generate a detection signal; a processor configured to process the detection signal to generate an actuator-controlling signal; and an actuator configured to control a pedal in accordance with the actuator-controlling signal, wherein the motion involves a head movement; the head movement has an offset range within which the actuator is not actuated; and the actuator-controlling signal is changeable in accordance with the user’s preference.  

メガネに装着する際には、サイドフレームがセンサーケースのスリットや溝に嵌るようにして水平を維持して角度検出を容易にします。

[Claim 2] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 1, wherein the detector is attached to eyeglasses. [Claim 3] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 2, wherein the detector is attached to a side frame of the eyeglasses and a case for the detector has a groove or slit fit for the side frame.  

頭部傾き角度のオフセット値は実際の被験者を使った試験(補助ペダル効果評価(APEE)試験)で得られた値(10度、5度、3度等)で数値限定しています。

[Claim 4] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 1, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 10 degrees or less.

[Claim 5] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 1, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 7.5 degrees or less.

[Claim 6] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 1, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 5 degrees or less.

[Claim 7] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 1, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 3 degrees or less.

[Claim 8] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 2, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 10 degrees or less.

[Claim 9] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 2, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 7.5 degrees or less.

[Claim 10] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 2, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 5 degrees or less.

[Claim 11] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 2, wherein the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 3 degrees or less.

  ユーザーの設定する倍率は10〜50倍で数値限定し、この値は、上記オフセット値の角度から2〜10度の間でアクチュエータを最大限制御(ペダルを最後まで踏み込む)よう、応答速度をコントロールするようにしています。

[Claim 12] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 4, wherein the actuator-controlling signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully depress the pedal by the actuator.

[Claim 13] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 7, wherein the actuator-controlling signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully depress the pedal by the actuator.

[Claim 14] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 8, wherein the actuator-controlling signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully depress the pedal by the actuator.

[Claim 15] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 11, wherein the actuator-controlling signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully depress the pedal by the actuator.  

ピアノペダル に限定しています。

[Claim 16] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 12, wherein the pedal is a piano pedal.

[Claim 17] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 13, wherein the pedal is a piano pedal.

[Claim 18] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 14, wherein the pedal is a piano pedal.

[Claim 19] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 15, wherein the pedal is a piano pedal.

  アクチュエータ(リニアステッパーモーター)の駆動はピアノペダル の遊びをオフセットして制御します。

[Claim 20] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 16, where a free pedal play is offset such that the pedal responds to the actuator-controlling signal and moves without a delay.

[Claim 21] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 17, where a free pedal play is offset such that the pedal responds to the actuator-controlling signal and moves without a delay.

[Claim 22] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 18, where a free pedal play is offset such that the pedal responds to the actuator-controlling signal and moves without a delay.

[Claim 23] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 19, where a free pedal play is offset such that the pedal responds to the actuator-controlling signal and moves without a delay.  

アクチュエータの筐体は携帯することを容易にするように着脱式重りを用いていて、ペダルの反力に拮抗して筐体が動かないようにし、また、アクチュエータを収める部屋は防音室にしています。

[Claim 24] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 20, further comprising a portable housing having the actuator and a detachable weight, wherein the detachable weight resists reaction force of the actuator so as not to move the housing; and the housing has a sound-proof chamber including the actuator.

[Claim 25] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 21, further comprising a portable housing having the actuator and a detachable weight, wherein the detachable weight resists reaction force of the actuator so as not to move the housing; and the housing has a sound-proof chamber including the actuator.

[Claim 26] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 22, further comprising a portable housing having the actuator and a detachable weight, wherein the detachable weight resists reaction force of the actuator so as not to move the housing; and the housing has a sound-proof chamber including the actuator.

[Claim 27] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 23, further comprising a portable housing having the actuator and a detachable weight, wherein the detachable weight resists reaction force of the actuator so as not to move the housing; and the housing has a sound-proof chamber including the actuator.  

方法としても権利化できるようにするためです。

[Claim 28] A method for operating a pedal, comprising the steps of: detecting a motion of a user to generate a detection signal; processing the detection signal to generate an actuator-controlling signal; and controlling a pedal in accordance with the actuator-controlling signal, wherein the motion involves a head movement; the head movement has an offset range within which the actuator is not actuated; and the actuator-controlling signal is changeable in accordance with the user’s preference.

電子ピアノを意識している請求項です。

[Claim 29] An auxiliary pedal system comprising: a detector configured to detect a motion of a user to generate a detection signal; and a controller configured to process the detection signal to generate and transmit an electric device-controlling command signal that replaces a pedal-mediated command signal, wherein the motion involves a head movement; the head movement has an offset range within which the electric device does not respond to the head movement; and the electric device-controlling command signal is changeable in accordance with the user’s preference.

[Claim 30] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 29, wherein the detector is attached to eyeglasses and the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 10 degrees or less; the electric device-controlling command signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully operate the electric device.

[Claim 31] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 29, wherein the detector is attached to eyeglasses and the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 3 degrees or less; the electric device-controlling command signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully operate the electric device.

[Claim 32] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 30, wherein the electric device is an electric piano.

[Claim 33] The auxiliary pedal system according to claim 31, wherein the electric device is an electric piano.

[Claim 34] A method for operating an electric device, comprising the steps of: detecting a motion of a user to generate a detection signal; and processing the detection signal to generate and transmit an electric device-controlling command signal that replaces a pedal-mediated command signal, wherein the motion involves a head movement; the head movement has an offset range within which the electric device does not respond to the head movement; and the electric device-controlling command signal is changeable in accordance with the user’s preference.  

ゲーム機用コントローラー(その他、各種装置一般)を意識している請求項です。

[Claim 35] A device controller comprising: a detector configured to detect a motion of a user to generate a detection signal; and a controller configured to process the detection signal to generate and transmit a device-controlling command signal, wherein the motion involves a head movement; the head movement has an offset range within which the device does not respond to the head movement; and the device-controlling command signal is changeable in accordance with the user’s preference.

[Claim 36] The device controller according to claim 35, wherein the detector is attached to eyeglasses and the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 10 degrees or less; the device-controlling command signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully operate the device.

[Claim 37] The device controller according to claim 35, wherein the detector is attached to eyeglasses and the head movement involves a head tilt angle; the offset range of the head tilt angle is defined by the user and an upper limit of the offset range is 3 degrees or less; the device-controlling command signal is modified by multiplying, by a multiplier, a value obtained by subtracting the upper limit of the offset range from the head tilt angle; and the multiplier is selected by the user and from 10 to 50, so that 2 to 10 degrees of the head tilt angle from the upper limit of the offset range are used to fully operate the device.

[Claim 38] The device controller according to claim 36, wherein the device controller is a gaming controller.

[Claim 39] The device controller according to claim 37, wherein the device controller is a gaming controller.