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1. (US5233137) Protective anc loudspeaker membrane

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 07895502 Application Date: 08.06.1992
Publication Number: 5233137 Publication Date: 03.08.1993
Grant Number: 5233137 Grant Date: 03.08.1993
Publication Kind : A
IPC:
F01N 1/06
G10K 11/00
G10K 11/178
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
01
MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; ENGINE PLANTS IN GENERAL; STEAM ENGINES
N
GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL; GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES
1
Silencing apparatus characterised by method of silencing
06
by using interference effect
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
K
SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES;  METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11
Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
K
SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES;  METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11
Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
16
Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
175
using interference effects; Masking sound
178
by electro-acoustically regenerating the original acoustic waves in anti-phase
Applicants: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Geddes Earl R.
Agents: May Roger L.
Mollon Mark L.
Priority Data: 07514624 25.04.1990 US
Title: (EN) Protective anc loudspeaker membrane
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A transducer arrangement for active noise cancellation signals provides an acoustically permeable membrane between ports in direct communication with the noise propagating conduit and the transducers delivering sound pulses to the port. A housing defines at least one chamber exposed to at least one face of a transducer diaphragm, and each chamber is connected in fluid communication with the conduit through at least one port. The chamber is partitioned by the membrane to include chamber portions with a predetermined volumetric relationship. In a preferred embodiment where the transducer arrangement is coupled to a motor vehicle exhaust conduit, the membrane is preferably a silicone impregnated polyurethane film reinforced with aromatic polyamide fibers. Such a member provides a waterproof, acoustically permeable partition between the port and any adjacent speaker face that can withstand high temperatures. In a two transducer arrangement, two diaphragm faces are exposed to a common chamber including two membranes positioned on opposite sides of the port communicating with the chamber.


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EP0454341US5319165