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1. US20120116238 - System and method for measuring a resonance frequency of a tube

Office United States of America
Application Number 13383875
Application Date 13.07.2010
Publication Number 20120116238
Publication Date 10.05.2012
Grant Number 09958316
Grant Date 01.05.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01H 13/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
HMEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
13Measuring resonant frequency
A61B 5/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
08Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
A61B 5/021
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
02Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
021Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
A61B 5/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
02Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
A61B 8/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A61B 8/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
08Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
CPC
A61B 5/02007
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
02Detecting, measuring or recording pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography or electroauscultation; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
02007Evaluating blood vessel condition, e.g. elasticity, compliance
A61B 5/02133
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
02Detecting, measuring or recording pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography or electroauscultation; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
021Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
02133by using induced vibration of the blood vessel
A61B 5/08
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
08Detecting, measuring or recording devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
A61B 8/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A61B 8/0891
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
08Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
0891for diagnosis of blood vessels
G01H 13/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
HMEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
13Measuring resonant frequency
Applicants Maarten Leonardus Christian Brand
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Liang Dong
Juan Du
Inventors Maarten Leonardus Christian Brand
Liang Dong
Juan Du
Agents Michael W. Haas
Priority Data 2009 1 0160418 16.07.2009 CN
Title
(EN) System and method for measuring a resonance frequency of a tube
Abstract
(EN)

The invention proposes a system for measuring a resonance frequency of a tube. The system comprises: an oscillating unit (21) for oscillating the tube at a plurality of oscillation frequencies, respectively; a detecting unit (22) for detecting a time delay of transmitting a pressure pulse from a first position to a second position in the tube when the tube is oscillated at each oscillation frequency, wherein, when the tube is oscillated at each oscillation frequency in a specific oscillation frequency range of the plurality of oscillation frequencies, the detecting unit (22) detects a variation of the time delay—a determining unit (23) for determining a maximal variation of the time delay when the tube is oscillated at the oscillation frequencies in the specific oscillation frequency range; and—an indicating unit (24) for indicating an oscillation frequency corresponding to the maximal variation of the time delay, being a resonance frequency of the tube.

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