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US20080252174 ENERGY HARVESTING FROM MULTIPLE PIEZOELECTRIC SOURCES  
Energy harvesting systems and methods that use multiple piezoelectric generators connected to the same energy harvesting circuit with minimal or no energy loss. The piezoelectric energy harvesting...
US20110193451 MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR PREFERENTIALLY-ORIENTED OXIDE CERAMICS, PREFERENTIALLY-ORIENTED OXIDE CERAMICS, PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD, ULTRASONIC MOTOR, AND DUST REMOVING DEVICE  
Provided is a manufacturing method for preferentially-oriented oxide ceramics having a high degree of crystal orientation. The manufacturing method includes: obtaining slurry containing an oxide...
US20140252921 NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE ELECTRIC GENERATOR  
Methods, compositions, and apparatus for generating electricity are provided. Electricity is generated through the mechanisms nuclear magnetic spin and remnant polarization electric generation....
US20060290240 Piezoelectric/electrostrictive porcelain composition, piezoelectric/electrostrictive body, and piezoelectric/electrostrictive film type device  
There is disclosed a piezoelectric/electrostrictive porcelain composition capable of constituting a bulk-like or film-like piezoelectric/electrostrictive body which is dense and which has a large...
US20090211353 PIEZOELECTRIC MODULE FOR ENERGY HARVESTING, SUCH AS IN A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM  
Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to energy harvesting piezoelectric modules as may be used, for example, in power supplies for tire pressure monitoring systems.
US20070138918 Piezoelectric ceramic and piezoelectric ceramic element  
A piezoelectric ceramic containing a primary component having a composition represented by Ag1-x-yLixKy)NbO3 (in which 0.075≦x<0.4 and 0.03≦y<0.3) and at least one metal oxide of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu,...
US20080131048 Optical Fibre Switch  
An optical fibre switch (10) includes an optical fibre conduit (12). A transducer (16) is carried on the conduit (12), the transducer (16) converting input energy of one form into mechanical...
US20070252478 Solid-State Actuator, Especially Piezoceramic Actuator  
An embodiment of the invention relates to a solid-state actuator, especially a piezoceramic actuator, which comprises a support layer to which at least one actuator layer, especially a...
US20100063557 ENERGY HARVESTING MECHANISM  
Embodiments of the invention provide an energy harvesting mechanism comprising a central conductive element and a plurality of transductive elements. Each transductive element is positioned to be...
US20090026891 Stator and piezo ultrasonic motor including the same  
A stator and a piezo ultrasonic motor including the same are provided. The piezo ultrasonic motor includes a stator including an elastic body having a flat portion at its outer surface and a...
US20130106960 LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT  
A liquid ejecting head for discharging liquid from nozzle openings is provided. The liquid ejecting head includes a piezoelectric element comprising a piezoelectric film inserted between...
US20090159720 Sandwich Piezoelectric Ceramic Ultrasonic Atomizer  
A sandwich piezoelectric ceramic ultrasonic atomizer has two piezoelectric ceramic plates (1) and one metal sheet (2). The metal sheet is securely clamped between the two piezoelectric ceramic...
US20090190964 SMART DONOR ROLLS USING INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSABLE PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS  
Exemplary embodiments provide a roll member that includes one or more piezoelectric tape and methods for making and using the roll member. The piezoelectric tape can be flexible and include a...
US20080067897 Production Method of Piezoelectric Ceramic, Production Method of Piezoelectric Element, and Piezoelectric Element  
A powder having a specific surface area of 1.8 to 11.0 m2/g was used as a powder to be sintered. Consequently, the powder has an improved sinterability, so that even by sintering at 1050° C. or...
US20090243440 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENTS  
A piezoelectric ceramic composition includes a main component represented by general formula {(Pb1-x-yCaxSry) {Ti1-z(Ni1/3Nb2/3)z}O3}, wherein 0≦x≦0.2 (preferably 0≦x≦0.15), 0≦y≦0.2 (preferably...
US20080111452 PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE MATERIAL, PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE BODY, AND PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE ELEMENT  
A piezoelectric/electrostrictive material having a nonstoichiometric composition represented by a general formula (1): (1−x)(BiaNabTiO3+δ)−x(KcNbO3+ζ) (1) wherein 0.01≦x<0.08, a<0.5,...
US20140252920 THICK FILM FERROELECTRIC GENERATOR  
Methods, compositions, and apparatus for generating electricity are provided. Electricity is generated through the mechanisms nuclear magnetic spin and remnant polarization electric generation....
US20090039737 METHOD OF FABRICATING CASE, PIEZOELECTRIC OSCILLATOR, OSCILLATOR, ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE, AND RADIO CLOCK  
A method of fabricating a case accommodating a piezoelectric vibrating piece therein in a piezoelectric oscillator including the piezoelectric vibrating piece, including the steps of: applying...
US20090236943 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT EMPLOYING IT  
The piezoelectric element 20 of the invention comprises a pair of electrodes 2,3 and a piezoelectric ceramic 1 comprising as the major component a solid solution of the two components KNbO3 and...
US20090102324 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC COMPOSITION AND OSCILLATOR  
Provided is a piezoelectric ceramic composition which enables the attainment of sufficiently high Qmax and good temperature characteristics of oscillation frequency F0 when applied in an...
US20110298336 CERAMIC, PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF  
To provide a piezoelectric ceramic containing BiFeO3 having a {110} plane orientation in a pseudo-cubic form, which is suited for the domain engineering, the piezoelectric ceramic includes a...
US20080074471 Perovskite oxide, process for producing the perovskite oxide, piezoelectric body, piezoelectric device, and liquid discharge device  
A process for producing a piezoelectric oxide having a composition (A, B, C) (D, E, F)O3, where each of A, B, C, D, E, and F represents one or more metal elements. The composition is determined so...
US20070090729 PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME  
A piezoelectric/electrostrictive film is formed on a solid-phase support, the piezoelectric/electrostrictive film including an incompletely bonded region which is incompletely bonded in a...
US20090034370 Diagnostic ultrasound transducer  
An ultrasound transducer includes an array of PZT elements mounted on a non-recessed distal surface of a backing block. Between each element and the backing block is a conductive region formed as...
US20060273697 Piezoelectric ceramic composition and piezoelectric device  
A piezoelectric ceramic composition excellent in heat resisting properties is provided. In the piezoelectric ceramic composition including a perovskite compound containing Pb, Zr and Ti as main...
US20110043574 DROPLET EJECTING HEAD, DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS, PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE, AND CERAMIC  
A droplet ejecting head including: a pressure chamber connected to a nozzle hole; and a piezoelectric device having ceramic member provided with an electrode. The ceramic member is made from a...
US20090223282 PIEZOCERAMIC MATERIAL, PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT AND NON-RESONANCE KNOCK SENSOR  
A piezoceramic material according to an embodiment of the present invention has a composition represented by Pbm{Zr1-x-y-zTixSny(Sb1-nNbn)z}O3 where 1.000≦m≦1.075, 0.470≦x<0.490, 0.020≦y≦0.040,...
US20100019624 PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE CERAMICS SINTERED BODY AND METHOD OF CALCULATING DIFFUSE SCATTERING INTENSITY RATIO  
An alkali niobate-based piezoelectric/electrostrictive ceramics sintered body including, as a main crystal phase, a perovskite type oxide containing at least one type of element selected from the...
US20050258718 Piezoceramic composition, piezoceramic body comprising said composition and a method for producing said composition and said body  
The invention relates to a piezoceramic composition with the general empirical formula Pb1-aREbZrxTiyTRzO3, in which RE represents a rare-earth element, selected from a group comprising europium,...
US20150137667 CERAMIC MATERIAL, SINTER, CERAMIC DEVICE, PIEZOELECTRICITY CERAMIC BIMORPH AND GLUING METHOD THEREOF  
The present disclosure provides a piezoelectricityity ceramic material. The piezoelectricityity ceramic material includes main components that are represented by a general chemical formula of...
US20090121589 (Li, Na, K)(Nb, Ta)O3 BASED PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
Manufacturing sintered bodies having microstructures including microscopic grains having a grain diameter of less than 5 μm, intermediate grains having a grain diameter of 5 μm or more and less...
US20090200898 Piezoelectric Ceramic and Piezoelectric Element  
A piezoelectric ceramic which has a large value of coercive electric field and, in addition, which can be fired at low temperatures of 950° C. or lower, is provided. It has a composition...
US20090038130 Method for manufacturing a piezoelectric actuator  
A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric actuator, the method comprising: co-extruding alternating strips of a high permittivity material and a low permittivity material to form a green tape...
US20080061654 Ultrasonic actuator and manufacturing method of vibration member thereof  
An ultrasonic actuator including: a vibration member, which comprises a plurality of piezoelectric displacement sections each being expanded and contracted by electric signals, and a connection...
US20090243439 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC AND PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT EMPLOYING IT  
A piezoelectric ceramic 1 in a piezoelectric element 20 contains, as a major component, a composition containing one or more complex oxides with metal elements other than lead as constituent...
US20090102325 PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE CERAMIC COMPOSITION AND PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTIVE DEVICE  
The invention provides a (Li, Na, K)(Nb, Ta)O3 type piezoelectric/electrostrictive ceramic composition capable of being sintered at a low temperature and providing good electric field-induced...
US20090302715 PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILM ELEMENTAL DEVICE  
A piezoelectric thin film elemental device has a lower electrode, a piezoelectric thin film, and an upper electrode. The piezoelectric thin film has a thin film of a perovskite structure,...
US20070120446 Piezoelectric ceramic composition and piezoelectric element comprising the composition  
Objects of the present invention are to provide a piezoelectric ceramic composition which contains substantially no lead, which exhibits excellent piezoelectric characteristics, and which has high...
US20130222482 PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS  
The piezoelectric element includes, on a substrate: a piezoelectric film; and a pair of electrodes provided in contact with the piezoelectric film; in which the piezoelectric film contains a...
US20060279178 Piezoelectric material, manufacturing method thereof, and non-linear piezoelectric element  
A piezoelectric material is provided that has mobile point defects which are arranged so that the short-range order symmetry is matched with the crystal symmetry of the ferroelectric phase. A...
US20150214469 PIEZOELECTRIC CERAMIC, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A piezoelectric ceramic includes a perovskite-type metal oxide containing barium titanate, and Mn. When a surface thereof along the remanent polarization direction is subjected to X-ray...
US20090100656 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PIEZOELECTRIC FILM ELEMENT, AND PIEZOELECTRIC FILM ELEMENT  
A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric film element includes foursteps. The first is to form a bottom electrode on a Si substrate. The second is to form a seed layer with a layered perovskite...
US20100213795 Sputtered Piezoelectric Material  
Piezoelectric actuators having a composition of Pb1.00+x(Zr0.52Ti0.48)1.00−yO3Nby, where x>−0.02 and y>0 are described. The piezoelectric material can have a Perovskite, which can enable good...
US20140062261 ULTRASONIC PROBE, PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ULTRASONIC PROBE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER  
According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a single crystal piezoelectric body with first and second planes facing each other and having a crystal orientation of [100], first and...
US20080265718 PIEZOELECTRIC BODY, PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS  
A piezoelectric body contains a ferroelectric substance phase having characteristics such that, in cases where an applied electric field is increased from the time free from electric field...
US20090152996 Piezoelectric/electrostrictive membrane element  
Disclosed is a piezoelectric/electrostrictive membrane element having a large flexural displacement with suppressed disadvantages such as the generation of a micro crack and a lattice defect due...
US20080098582 PIEZOELECTRIC/ELECTROSTRICTION ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD  
A method for manufacturing a piezoelectric/electrostrictive element includes a step of subjecting the piezoelectric/electrostrictive film to a heat treatment and a polarization treatment after the...
US20080012908 PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR PIEZOELECTRIC BODY, AND LIQUID JET HEAD  
A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric body including a film made of an ABO3 perovskite oxide crystal epitaxially grown above a substrate, and a pair of electrode layers provided to the...
US20070271782 Electrical Multilayer Component with Solder Contact  
An electrical multilayer component includes a base body having stacked ceramic dielectric and metallization layers that are formed into component structures among the dielectric layers. Solder...
US20100103226 PEROVSKITE OXIDE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, PIEZOELECTRIC FILM, AND PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE  
A process for producing a perovskite oxide having a composition expressed by the compositional formulas A(B, C)O3, and determined so as to satisfy the conditions (1), (2), and (3),...

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