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1. WO2020068473 - IMAGING DEVICES WITH SELECTIVELY ALTERABLE CHARACTERISTICS

Publication Number WO/2020/068473
Publication Date 02.04.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/051328
International Filing Date 16.09.2019
IPC
G03B 42/06 2006.01
GPHYSICS
03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
42Obtaining records using waves other than optical waves; Visualisation of such records by using optical means
06using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
CPC
G03B 42/06
GPHYSICS
03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
42Obtaining records using waves other than optical waves; Visualisation of such records by using optical means
06using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
Applicants
  • EXO IMAGING, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • HAQUE, Yusuf S.
  • AKKARAJU, Sandeep
  • BRYZEK, Janusz
  • SKRENES, Larry
Agents
  • JEFFS, Tyler
Priority Data
62/736,28325.09.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) IMAGING DEVICES WITH SELECTIVELY ALTERABLE CHARACTERISTICS
(FR) DISPOSITIFS D'IMAGERIE À CARACTÉRISTIQUES SÉLECTIVEMENT MODIFIABLES
Abstract
(EN)
In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, an imaging device is described. The imaging device includes an array of transducers. Each transducer includes an array of piezoelectric elements. Each piezoelectric element transmits pressure waves towards an object to be imaged and receives reflections of the pressure waves off the object to be imaged. The imaging device also includes a transmit channel per one or more piezoelectric elements to generate the pressure waves and a receive channel per one or more piezoelectric elements to process the reflections of the pressure waves. The number of channels are selectively altered to control parameters such as power consumption and temperature.
(FR)
Selon un exemple, la présente invention concerne un dispositif d'imagerie. Le dispositif d'imagerie comprend un réseau de transducteurs. Chaque transducteur comprend un réseau d'éléments piézoélectriques. Chaque élément piézoélectrique émet des ondes de pression vers un objet à imager et reçoit des réflexions des ondes de pression sur l'objet à imager. Le dispositif d'imagerie comprend également un canal d'émission pour chaque un ou plusieurs éléments piézoélectriques pour générer les ondes de pression et un canal de réception pour chaque un ou plusieurs éléments piézoélectriques pour traiter les réflexions des ondes de pression. Le nombre de canaux est sélectivement modifié pour commander des paramètres tels que la consommation électrique et la température.
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