GB1554349A - Variable focus ultrasonic transducer means - Google Patents

Variable focus ultrasonic transducer means

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GB1554349A
GB1554349A GB1018877A GB1018877A GB1554349A GB 1554349 A GB1554349 A GB 1554349A GB 1018877 A GB1018877 A GB 1018877A GB 1018877 A GB1018877 A GB 1018877A GB 1554349 A GB1554349 A GB 1554349A
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variable
focus
ultrasonic
transducer
means
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GB1018877A
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SRI International
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SRI International
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B06GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL
    • B06BMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OF INFRASONIC, SONIC, OR ULTRASONIC FREQUENCY, e.g. FOR PERFORMING MECHANICAL WORK IN GENERAL
    • B06B1/00Methods or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic frequency
    • B06B1/02Methods or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy
    • B06B1/06Methods or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy operating with piezo-electric effect or with electrostriction
    • B06B1/0607Methods or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy operating with piezo-electric effect or with electrostriction using multiple elements
    • B06B1/0622Methods or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic frequency making use of electrical energy operating with piezo-electric effect or with electrostriction using multiple elements on one surface
    • B06B1/0625Annular array
    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10KSOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES; METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G10K11/00Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
    • G10K11/18Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting, or directing sound
    • G10K11/26Sound-focusing or directing, e.g. scanning
    • G10K11/32Sound-focusing or directing, e.g. scanning characterised by the shape of the source
GB1018877A 1976-11-01 1977-03-10 Variable focus ultrasonic transducer means Expired GB1554349A (en)

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JP (1) JPS5357090A (en)
DE (1) DE2712341A1 (en)
FR (1) FR2369768A1 (en)
GB (1) GB1554349A (en)
NL (1) NL7712029A (en)

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EP0104929A2 (en) * 1982-09-27 1984-04-04 Technicare Corporation Annular array ultrasonic transducers
GB2250658A (en) * 1990-12-07 1992-06-10 Canon Res Ct Europe Ltd Loudspeaker
DE102008028200A1 (en) 2008-06-12 2009-12-17 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Gmbh Ultrasonic transducer for use during e.g. weld testing, has transducer element with electrodes, where lever arms, force, reinforcing element, strip and layers produce and/or change bend or curvature on carrier plate in region of element

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US4391281A (en) * 1977-01-06 1983-07-05 Sri International Ultrasonic transducer system and method
US4227417A (en) * 1977-06-13 1980-10-14 New York Institute Of Technology Dynamic focusing apparatus and method
JPS6227824B2 (en) * 1978-12-19 1987-06-17 Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd
US4242911A (en) * 1979-02-01 1981-01-06 Mediscan, Inc. Ultrasonic medical diagnostic apparatus and method
US4414482A (en) * 1981-05-20 1983-11-08 Siemens Gammasonics, Inc. Non-resonant ultrasonic transducer array for a phased array imaging system using1/4 λ piezo elements
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US5143073A (en) 1983-12-14 1992-09-01 Edap International, S.A. Wave apparatus system
DE3441563A1 (en) * 1984-11-14 1985-05-30 Michael Dipl Phys Platte Combined ultrasound transducer consisting of ceramic and highly polymerised piezoelectric materials
DE3510341C2 (en) * 1985-03-22 1987-03-19 Richard Wolf Gmbh, 7134 Knittlingen, De
FR2580079B1 (en) * 1985-04-05 1987-05-29 Edap
DE3732131A1 (en) * 1987-09-24 1989-04-06 Wolf Gmbh Richard Focusing the ultrasound transducer
DE3833234C2 (en) * 1988-09-30 1995-03-16 Wolfgang Kessler A method for calibrating or testing a piezo-ceramic transducer
JPH02234600A (en) * 1989-03-07 1990-09-17 Mitsubishi Mining & Cement Co Ltd Piezoelectric conversion element
JP2745147B2 (en) * 1989-03-27 1998-04-28 三菱マテリアル 株式会社 The piezoelectric transducer
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CA1201197A (en) * 1975-09-15 1986-02-25 Commonwealth Of Australia (The) Variable focus transducer

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP0104929A2 (en) * 1982-09-27 1984-04-04 Technicare Corporation Annular array ultrasonic transducers
EP0104929A3 (en) * 1982-09-27 1985-08-28 Technicare Corporation Annular array ultrasonic transducers
GB2250658A (en) * 1990-12-07 1992-06-10 Canon Res Ct Europe Ltd Loudspeaker
DE102008028200A1 (en) 2008-06-12 2009-12-17 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Gmbh Ultrasonic transducer for use during e.g. weld testing, has transducer element with electrodes, where lever arms, force, reinforcing element, strip and layers produce and/or change bend or curvature on carrier plate in region of element
DE102008028200B4 (en) * 2008-06-12 2013-01-31 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Ultrasonic transducer with a variable focus adjustment

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FR2369768A1 (en) 1978-05-26 application
JPS5357090A (en) 1978-05-24 application
DE2712341A1 (en) 1978-05-03 application
NL7712029A (en) 1978-05-03 application

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