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1. US20110107837 - Inspection device

Office United States of America
Application Number 12737377
Application Date 24.07.2008
Publication Number 20110107837
Publication Date 12.05.2011
Grant Number 08931343
Grant Date 13.01.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01N 29/28
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
22Details
28providing acoustic coupling
G01N 29/22
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
22Details
Applicants Bond-Thorley Andrew
Airbus Operations Limited
Inventors Bond-Thorley Andrew
Agents Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
Title
(EN) Inspection device
Abstract
(EN)

An inspection device (300) has an ultrasonic transducer (304) encased in a couplant block (302) mounted in a housing (328). The housing (328) has a pair of encoders (340, 342) mounted thereto. The transducer (304) is mounted to scan perpendicular to the contact surface (306) of the block (302). A coupling block with a PTFE layer on the contact surface is also provided.