I was awarded Patent 8,294,011 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for my invention Positional Constant String Pitch Control System, on October 23, 2012.
On a personal note, this is the fifth patent I have been awarded — two design, and three utility patents, to date.
Positional Constant String Pitch Control System invention is used extensively throughout my recent instrument designs, embodied as the elegant body mounted tuning system beautifully machined by TOONE & TOWNSEND.
The tuner debuted NAMM 2012, this year.
This utility patent 8,294,011 provides extensive protection, covering alternate embodiments of the invention, including: system as a self-contained bridge, also various forms of fixed and tremolo functionality. Contact me for licensing opportunities.