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9188567 Ultrasonic inspection method  
A method for ultrasonically inspecting components with wavy or uneven surfaces. A multi-element array ultrasonic transducer is operated with a substantial fluid layer, such as water, between the...
9027404 Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods for friction-welded blisks  
The disclosed embodiments generally relate to non-destructive evaluation methods. More particularly, the disclosed embodiments relate to ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation methods for the...
9017262 Systems and methods for connection to a transducer in ultrasound probes  
Methods and systems for connection to a transducer in ultrasound probes are provided. One connection arrangement includes a connector having a transducer connection portion configured to couple to...
9010684 Automated inspection of soft-tooled hollow structure  
A system and method that allow inspection of hollow structures made of composite material, such as an integrally stiffened wing box of an aircraft. A wing box comprises top and bottom skins...
8943892 Automated inspection of spar web in hollow monolithic structure  
A computer-controlled robotic platform with a collapsible lifting arm that positions a non-destructive inspection (NDI) sensor for scanning inside tunnel regions of a composite structure such as...
8917090 Nondestructive test of a sealing member  
A device for inspecting an annular sealing wiper extending at the surface of a bladed-wheel drum of a rotor. The device includes a carriage including at least two guide wheels and carrying a probe...
8904873 Visualization of tests on swing type check valve using phased array sequence scanning  
Computers with proper programs generate signals in phased array sequence. In pulsers with delays, signals are fed through a multiplexor into multiple water wedges that are attached to a valve...
8893541 Testing of acoustic imaging systems or probes  
Appliances and methods are disclosed for testing operation of an acoustic device that generates beams of acoustic energy. An imaging array generates electrical signals in response to impinging...
8850894 Method and device for ultrasonic testing of a component  
A device and a method for ultrasonic testing by means of a local immersion technique of a stringer component section of a flat component are provided. The device includes a test head assembly...
8844360 Method for checking the mechanical integrity of stabilizing elements on the rotor blades of a turbine and scanning device for implementing the method  
A method for checking a mechanical integrity of at least two stabilizing elements includes providing the at least two stabilizing elements that mechanically interconnect blade airfoils of rotor...
8830116 Radar wave sensing apparatus and method  
A radar wave sensing apparatus including a rotation element, a nanosecond pulse near-field sensor and a control unit is provided. The nanosecond pulse near-field sensor emits an incident radar...
8813567 Low profile ultrasound inspection scanner  
An inspection scanner [1000] is described that has a low profile construction designed to fit into tight spaces and inspect structures [10] such as weld joints [13]. Wheel frame assemblies [1100,...
8776625 Sonic resonator system for use in biomedical applications  
Disclosed herein is a sonic resonator system and a method of using the system which is useful in therapeutic, cosmetic or aesthetic, diagnostic, exploratory and other medical procedures,...
8770029 Method and apparatus for ultrasonic testing  
A method for ultrasonic testing of an object, the method comprising ultrasonic scanning of a plurality of scan regions of the object; converting ultrasonic echoes of the ultrasonic scanning into a...
8678121 Adaptive magnetic coupling system  
A system comprising a tractor vehicle, at least one trailer vehicle and a skin between and in contact with the tractor and trailer vehicles. One of the vehicles is disposed in a non-inverted...
8679022 Ultrasonic sensor, measuring device, and measurement system  
An ultrasonic sensor has two or more ultrasonic arrays disposed on a probe surface, and a delay control unit that controls a transmission angle of ultrasonic waves transmitted from the ultrasonic...
8656783 Transducer array imaging system  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, system, and device for conducting ultrasound interrogation of a medium. The novel method includes transmitting a non-beamformed or beamformed ultrasound...
8607634 Ultrasound based method and apparatus to determine the size of kidney stone fragments before removal via ureteroscopy  
A transducer is used to send an ultrasound pulse toward a stone and to receive ultrasound reflections from the stone. The recorded time between a pulse that is reflected from the proximal surface...
8578779 Inspection device  
An ultrasound scanner (100) which has a plurality of ultrasound transducers (104) directed normal to a scanning surface (106) to scan a workpiece (114), the scanner (100) comprising a couplant...
8539838 Extended field of view ultrasonic imaging with a two dimensional array probe  
An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system produces an extended field of view (EFOV) image. A 3D imaging probe is moved along the skin of a patient above the anatomy which is to be included in the...
8490492 Method for nondestructive testing of pipes  
The invention relates to a process for the destruction-free testing of metallic pipes, in particular seamlessly produced steel pipes, in which method the entire length of the pipe is scanned...
8459120 Method and apparatus for automated ultrasonic inspection  
A method and apparatus for ultrasonic inspection of one or more parts, in which one or more parts to be inspected are transferred from a parts carrier to a scan nest that is located in the...
8453508 Testing of swing type check valves using phased array sequence scanning  
A computer with a proper program generates a phased array sequence of signals. In a pulser with delays, the signals are fed through a multiplexor into a water wedge that is attached to a valve...
8408062 Stud scanner  
A scanning device (36) is useful for scanning a body, especially a stud (10), from a bore (13) which extends through the body or stud (10) and is accessible from the outside. The scanning device...
8369990 Robot platform for remotely controlled and/or autonomous inspection of technical facilities  
A robot platform is provided, which is intended in particular for remotely controlled and/or autonomous inspection of technical facilities, in particular in power stations, and comprises at least...
8347724 Low profile ultrasound inspection scanner  
An inspection scanner [1000] is described that has a low profile construction designed to fit into tight spaces and inspect structures [10] such as weld joints [13]. Wheel frame assemblies [1100,...
8316714 Scan patterns for electronically positioned apertures on an array  
A plane or volume is scanned with ultrasound. Electronic movement of apertures is used during the scanning. Scanning with the apertures is interleaved. The apertures move along the array in...
8301401 Low profile encircling ultrasonic probe for the inspection of in-situ piping in immersion mode  
An ultrasonic probe encircles the perimeter of a target component to be ultrasonically tested and has a base and a pair of jaws pivotally mounted to the base at opposite ends of an arcuate inner...
8286467 Method for imaging surface roughness using acoustic emissions induced by ultrasound  
A method for measuring variations of the surface of an object using acoustic energy in the audio range is provided. Imaging fine surface roughness on the order of few microns is achievable by...
8286490 Array systems and related methods for structural health monitoring  
Systems and related methods for structural health monitoring are provided. In this regard, a representative array system includes: a component to be monitored; and an array system mounted to the...
8266964 Calibration of an ultrasonic flaw detector and quality control and production methods for a tubular body  
An ultrasonic flaw detection is performed to a welded portion 2 of a pipe body 1, a defect detection threshold value is determined based on the signal intensity difference between the total area...
8234923 Systems and methods for ultrasound imaging  
Systems and methods are disclosed for improving the resolution and quality of an image formed by signals from an array of receivers. Multiple receivers introduce variations in arrival times that...
8225667 Continuous autonomous tester  
A self propelled scanning device is disclosed. The device includes a self propelled chassis that is locomotive across a surface to be scanned, a translator attached to the chassis, and a carriage...
8220335 Accurate image acquisition for structured-light system for optical shape and positional measurements  
A system and method for the analysis of composite materials. Improved techniques for the measurement of the shape and position of the composite article are provided, which include improved...
8210042 Use of acoustic signals for measuring membrane fouling in spiral wound modules  
A spiral wound module assembly comprising: a permeate collection tube, at least one membrane envelope wound about the permeate collection tube, an outer module housing, and at least one acoustic...
8196473 Method for synchronization of ultrasonic transducers in a movement system  
In a device and method for non-destructive materials testing with at least one ultrasonic transducer, the transducer is able to be moved by a movement system in at least one direction to a...
8104349 Flaw detection tracking device for pipe or tube and automatic flaw detecting apparatus for pipe or tube using the same  
A tracking device is provided with a non-contact type displacement gauge, a positioner which moves a flaw detecting sensor within a plane perpendicular to an axial direction of a pipe or tube, and...
8079265 Portable scanner device for metallurgical, nondestructive testing  
A portable, self-contained scanner device for metallurgical, nondestructive testing is provided. The portable, self-contained scanner device includes a chassis having wheels extending beneath a...
8079264 Mechanism for adaptive contour compliance  
An apparatus for inspecting samples that may include a curvature that varies from sample to sample comprises a scanning element, a feed mechanism, and a pivot mechanism. The scanning element...
8051715 Resonant inspection using reconfigurable nest  
The present disclosure provides a device and method for non-destructive testing of an object using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, wherein the device is provided with a reconfigurable nest for...
8042397 Damage volume and depth estimation  
In one embodiment, a system to characterize an anomaly in a laminate structure comprises a plurality of actuators to generate a wave signal into a structure being evaluated, a plurality of sensors...
8037762 Whispering gallery mode ultrasonically coupled scanning probe microscopy  
Scanning probe microscopes include a probe tip coupled to a tuning fork or other acoustic resonator so as to apply a shear force when contacted to a specimen surface based on an applied acoustic...
7984650 Portable ultrasonic scanner device for nondestructive testing  
A scanner device for performing nondestructive testing of a tube includes an ultrasonic probe, a waveguide (wedge) secured relative to the probe, and an encoder secured relative to the probe. The...
7946986 Cartridge for use with an ultrasound therapy head  
A medical ultrasound system. A base unit is included having system electronics, a user interface and ultrasound control electronics. An ultrasound therapy head is in electronic communication with...
7942060 Universal ultrasound holder and rotation device  
Provided herein are devices and methods for mounting variously configured medical imaging probes for imaging applications. In one aspect, a holding device allows for interfacing/holding most...
7930941 Ultrasonic scanning device  
An ultrasonic scanner includes an assembly mounted within a housing and pivoting between two positions. The assembly includes an ultrasonic module that generates an ultrasonic beam directed at a...
7913562 Flexible plate magnetostrictive sensor probe for guided-wave inspection of structures  
An economical, flexible, magnetostrictive sensor for use on planar and/or curved structural surfaces, for guided-wave volumetric inspection of the structure. The flexible plate MsS probe includes...
7878065 Ultrasonic inspection apparatus  
An ultrasonic inspection apparatus includes a container containing de-ionized water, at least one limiting member, a loading member, and a cover member. The at least one limiting member, the...
7856882 System and method for generating three-dimensional density-based defect map  
A system for mapping a condition of a structure that includes a plurality of support members covered by a wall is disclosed and includes a computer processor having a memory, a two-dimensional...
7836767 Mechanism for adaptive contour compliance  
An apparatus for inspecting samples that may include a curvature that varies from sample to sample comprises a scanning element, a feed mechanism, and a pivot mechanism. The scanning element...

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