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Polymer film composite transducer

United States Patent

September 20, 2005
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A composite piezoelectric transducer, whose piezoeletric element is a "ribbon wound" film of piezolectric material. As the film is excited, it expands and contracts, which results in expansion and contraction of the diameter of the entire ribbon winding. This is accompanied by expansion and contraction of the thickness of the ribbon winding, such that the sound radiating plate may be placed on the side of the winding.
Owen; Thomas E. (Helotes, TX)
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX), Gas Research Institute (Des Plaines, IL)
10/ 753,613
January 8, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS CLAUSE The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in certain circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC21-96MC33033 for the U.S. Department of Energy.