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1. EP1361428 - Method and apparatus for characterizing materials by using a mechanical resonator

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 03009712
Application Date 02.10.1998
Publication Number 1361428
Publication Date 12.11.2003
Publication Kind A2
IPC
G01H 13/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
HMEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
13Measuring resonant frequency
G01N 29/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
02Analysing fluids
G01H 13/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
HMEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
13Measuring resonant frequency
G01N 9/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
9Investigating density or specific gravity of materials; Analysing materials by determining density or specific gravity
G01N 9/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
9Investigating density or specific gravity of materials; Analysing materials by determining density or specific gravity
G01N 29/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
02Analysing fluids
CPC
G01N 29/4427
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
44Processing the detected response signal ; , e.g. electronic circuits specially adapted therefor
4409by comparison
4427with stored values, e.g. threshold values
G01H 13/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
HMEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
13Measuring resonant frequency
G01N 9/002
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
9Investigating density or specific gravity of materials; Analysing materials by determining density or specific gravity
002using variation of the resonant frequency of an element vibrating in contact with the material submitted to analysis
G01N 29/022
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
02Analysing fluids
022Fluid sensors based on microsensors, e.g. quartz crystal-microbalance [QCM], surface acoustic wave [SAW] devices, tuning forks, cantilevers, flexural plate wave [FPW] devices
G01N 29/036
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
02Analysing fluids
036by measuring frequency or resonance of acoustic waves
G01N 29/348
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
34Generating the ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves ; , e.g. electronic circuits specially adapted therefor
348with frequency characteristics, e.g. single frequency signals, chirp signals
Applicants SYMYX TECHNOLOGIES INC
Inventors MATSIEV LEONID
BENNETT JAMES
MCFARLAND ERIC
Designated States
Title
(DE) Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Charakterisierung von Materialien mittels einem mechanischem Resonator
(EN) Method and apparatus for characterizing materials by using a mechanical resonator
(FR) Procédé et dispositif de caractérisation des matériaux par utilisation d'un résonateur mécanique
Abstract
(EN) A method and apparatus for measuring properties of a liquid composition includes a mechanical resonator, such as a thickness shear mode resonator or a tuning fork resonator, connected to measurement circuit. The measurement circuit provides a variable frequency input signal to the tuning fork, causing the mechanical resonator to oscillate. To test the properties of a liquid composition, the mechanical resonator is placed inside a sample well containing a small amount of the liquid. The input signal is then sent to the mechanical resonator and swept over a selected frequency range, preferably less than 1 MHz to prevent the liquid being tested from exhibiting gel-like characteristics and causing false readings. The mechanical resonator's response over the frequency range depends on various characteristics of the liquid being tested, such as the temperature, viscosity, and other physical properties.
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