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9083264 Vibration element, manufacturing method thereof, and vibration wave actuator  
A vibration element includes a substrate, a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric layer and an electrode layer, and a bonding layer provided between the piezoelectric element and the...
9038774 Thermal-acoustic sections for an aircraft  
Embodiments of thermal-acoustic sections for an aircraft for reducing noise along an acoustic path produced from an acoustic source are provided herein. The thermal-acoustic section comprises a...
9041558 Parking sensor device  
A parking sensor device has a casing, a front cover, a sensor module and an assembling clamp. The casing has two first hooking elements. The front cover is mounted on the casing. The sensor module...
9035537 Cost effective broadband transducer assembly and method of use  
A transducer assembly for transmitting broadband sonar beams and receiving broadband sonar returned echoes with a low-cost transducer element mounted into a low-cost acoustic structure. By using a...
9024507 Ultrasound wave generating apparatus  
In one embodiment, there is provided in an ultrasound wave generating apparatus a low output impedance transistor based driver circuit that has the ability to apply a drive signal at a frequency...
9013091 Photoacoustic imaging apparatus, photoacoustic imaging method, and probe for photoacoustic imaging apparatus  
Acoustic waves and photoacoustic waves are detected efficiently in a photoacoustic imaging apparatus configured to obtain acoustic images as well, to enable obtainment of high quality acoustic...
9000653 Ultrasound transducer arrays  
A transducer array of micromachined ultrasonic transducer elements is connected to a microbeamformer. Driver circuits of the microbeamformer have a first output coupled to a first electrode of a...
9002022 Methods for non-destructive inspection of thick fiber-reinforced composite parts  
A fiber-reinforced composite part comprises structural fiber strands and linear electromagnetic-to-acoustic transducers embedded in a polymeric matrix. When these internal transducers are...
8978216 Method for forming an acoustical stack for an ultrasound probe  
A method for forming an acoustical stack for an ultrasound probe comprises partly dicing a single crystal piezoelectric material to form single crystal pieces that are partly separated by a...
8970090 Ultrasonic sensor  
An ultrasonic sensor is disclosed. The ultrasonic sensor includes a piezoelectric element and an acoustic matching member. The piezoelectric element is configured to detect ultrasonic wave...
8968591 Organic piezoelectric material, ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe, and ultrasound medical diagnostic imaging system  
Disclosed is an organic piezoelectric material which has excellent piezoelectric characteristics and excellent handling properties. Also disclosed are an ultrasound transducer using the organic...
8961422 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe that can be relatively easily manufactured and has a desired ultrasonic radiation surface. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural supporting materials, each having a principal...
8939911 Ultrasonic probe and apparatus for obtaining ultrasonic image  
The ultrasonic probe comprises an ultrasonic transducer section in which a plural of ultrasonic transducers arranged in a row in the scanning direction, an acoustic lens and a low attenuation...
8933613 Ultrasonic transducer driving ciruit and ultrasonic image display apparatus  
An ultrasonic transducer driving circuit configured to supply an output current and/or an output voltage to an output line for driving an ultrasonic transducer is provided. The ultrasonic...
8912709 Flexi-PCB mounting of ultrasonic transducers for enhanced dermal and transdermal applications  
An ultrasound transducer patch (100) comprises an array of ultrasound transducers (20) mounted to a flexi-PCB (10) containing multiple tracks (12). Each transducer (20), or a sub-group of the...
8907544 Ultrasonic transducer  
An ultrasonic transducer includes an ultrasonic transmitting and receiving portion, a housing, a driving device, a casing, a first volume compensation mechanism, a ventilating portion, a...
8901801 Multiple electrode plane wave generator  
The invention may be embodied as an ultrasonic plane wave generator having a first sheet of piezoelectric material and a second sheet of piezoelectric material. A shared electrode may be between...
8896183 Ultrasonic vibration device  
In an inner bottom surface of a case, a substantially oblong recess having a long axis and a short axis forms a vibration area. A piezoelectric element is bonded to the center of the recess. On...
8888047 De-icing system for a fixed or rotary aircraft wing  
A de-icing system for a fixed or rotary aircraft wing. The system is capable of generating ultrasound that is transmitted at least locally to an outside surface of the wing, wherein the system...
8884495 Piezoelectric sensor  
The present invention provides a piezoelectric sensor that can reduce spurious vibration of a transducer. The piezoelectric sensor includes a transducer which has a piezoelectric body and a...
8872412 Ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe, and a method for manufacturing ultrasound transducers  
An ultrasound transducer according to an embodiment has two-dimensionally arranged ultrasound vibrators. A wiring board block is a laminate of wiring boards which are arranged along the row...
8872604 Double film bulk acoustic resonators with electrode layer and piezo-electric layer thicknesses providing improved quality factor  
A device includes: a first electrode having a first electrode thickness; a first acoustic propagation layer disposed on the first electrode, the first piezo-electric layer having a first acoustic...
8853919 Ultrasonic sensor device  
An ultrasonic sensor device includes a housing, a circuit board disposed at the housing, and a transducer. The transducer includes an electrically conductive casing having a bottom wall and a...
8853918 Transducer structure for a transducer probe and methods of fabricating same  
A composite ceramic transducer structure for use in the construction of an ultrasound probe includes a substrate and a plurality of piezoelectric transducer posts. The plurality of piezoelectric...
8847467 High frequency ultrasonic transducer and matching layer comprising cyanoacrylate  
In one aspect, matching layers for an ultrasonic transducer stack having a matching layer comprising a matrix material loaded with a plurality of micron-sized and nano-sized particles. In another...
8836203 Signal return for ultrasonic transducers  
A transducer useful for medical imaging ultrasonic transducers comprises a front impedance matching layer, a piezoelectric array, and a rear layer. The front impedance matching layer may include a...
8830003 Ultrasonic generator and program writing method  
An ultrasonic generator is provided, in which the control system can easily be changed in accordance with a cleaning application and a cleaning process. The ultrasonic generator according to the...
8823246 High frequency piezocomposite transducer pillars  
A transducer with triangular cross-sectional shaped pillars is described for suppressing lateral modes within a composite, and a method for producing the same. According to one aspect of the...
8819928 Ultrasonic imaging catheters  
An intravascular ultrasonic imaging catheter is provided with a flexible circuit electrically coupled to a transducer array mounted on the distal end of the catheter, a portion of the flexible...
8817575 Transducer for high pressure environment  
A transducer for sub-ocean bottom imaging includes: a housing capable of withstanding hydrostatic pressure of about 9,000 pounds per square inch; a transmitting layer positioned within the housing...
8803405 Ultrasonic transducer, biological sensor, and method for manufacturing an ultrasonic transducer  
An ultrasonic transducer includes a resin substrate, a support film and a piezoelectric element. The resin substrate has an opening. The support film blocks off the opening in the resin substrate....
8803404 Ultrasound probe and manufacturing method thereof  
An ultrasound probe and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. More particularly, a one-dimensional or two-dimensional ultrasound probe having a multi-element-type piezoelectric...
8798293 Piezoelectric speaker  
A piezoelectric speaker includes a cover with a receiving space and a vibrating speaker unit accommodated in the receiving space. The vibrating speaker unit includes a piezoelectric oscillator...
8791624 Acoustic galvanic isolation device  
An electroacoustic transducer including a first electrode formed on a substrate capable of transmitting ultrasounds, a membrane formed above the first electrode and separated therefrom by a...
8792417 Method and apparatus for providing voice call in mobile communication system and system thereof  
A system is provided that provides a voice call service over a Circuit Switching (CS) domain to a User Equipment (UE) that was receiving a service in a Packet Switching (PS) domain. A Mobile...
8782876 Method of manufacturing MEMS based quartz hybrid filters  
A process for fabricating an integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) filter includes bonding an insulating substrate having a first end and a second end to a base substrate, the second...
8784319 Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic device  
An ultrasonic probe includes at least one transmission element layer for transmitting ultrasonic waves, at least one reception element layer for receiving ultrasonic waves and which is provided...
8776335 Methods of fabricating ultrasonic transducer assemblies  
A method of fabricating a plurality of ultrasound transducer assemblies is provided. The method includes applying one or more layers of patternable material to at least a portion of a surface of a...
8773002 Probe for ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus  
The present disclosure provides a probe for an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus. The probe includes a backing layer, a piezoelectric layer disposed on one side of the backing layer, a matching...
8764911 Ultrasonic wave generating apparatus for preventing scale from being produced in pipe and removing the same from the pipe  
An ultrasonic wave generating apparatus includes: a generator including an electric power supply, a controller that generates a control signal, a liquid crystal display indicator, and a transducer...
8754574 Modular array and circuits for ultrasound transducers  
Modular electronics are provided for a multi-dimensional array. The electronics are positioned perpendicular to the array in modules. The modules include frames to support the electronics and...
8754573 Ultrasonic transducer detector with resonant unit having a thickness of half-wavelength of the operating frequency  
An ultrasonic transducer detector having a high operating frequency is provided. The ultrasonic transducer detector comprises a substrate and an ultrasonic transducer array. The substrate has a...
8749120 Flexible micro bumps operably coupled to an array of nano-piezoelectric sensors  
Implementations and techniques for manufacturing flexible micro bumps operably coupled to an array of nano-piezoelectric sensors are generally disclosed. The micro bumps and coupled...
8742646 Ultrasound acoustic assemblies and methods of manufacture  
An ultrasound acoustic assembly includes a number of ultrasound acoustic arrays, each array comprising an acoustic stack comprising a piezoelectric layer assembled with at least one acoustic...
8740800 Ultrasonic transducer, method for manufacturing ultrasonic transducer, and ultrasonic endoscope  
An ultrasonic transducer according to the invention includes a flexible sheet, a rigid body portion including a lower electrode made of at least a thin-film conductive material on a surface of the...
8729982 Cross-coupling filter elements in resonant structures with bulk waves having multiple harmonic resonances  
The elementary filter of the HBAR type includes two resonators (20, 22) of the HBAR type which are each formed by a transducer (8) and a substrate (12) which are coupled in a suitable manner by...
8710717 Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer apparatus  
Methods are provided for creating a metal or other electrically-conductive member extending from an air-backed cavity of a piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) apparatus defining such an...
8698377 Dual-mode piezocomposite ultrasonic transducer  
A compact, high power, dual mode, emitting and receiving ultrasound transducer and method for applying ultrasonic energy within a living subject and for monitoring the effects it induces in tissue...
8689416 Method for manufacturing surface acoustic wave element  
A method for manufacturing a surface acoustic wave element that prevents curvature of a piezoelectric substrate when forming an electrode pattern includes a first step of bonding to a first...
8692441 Method for forming an ultrasonic transducer, and associated apparatus  
A method is provided for forming a piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer apparatus having a first electrode deposited on a dielectric layer disposed on a primary substrate. A piezoelectric material...