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Apparatus and methods of tuning and amplifying piezoelectric sonic and ultrasonic outputs

Abstract: 

An apparatus and method associated with amplifying piezoelectric sonic and ultrasonic outputs is presented which provides high power output from piezoelectric devices, especially at high ultrasonic frequencies, in open air, which mitigates or eliminates overheating of the piezoelectric devices when stimulated at or near their peak outputs for extended periods. In addition, the invention provides a means of amplifying a piezoelectric sonic and ultrasonic device if a desired output power exceeds a normal maximum capability of the piezoelectric device.

Inventors: 

G. Whitaker

Patent Number: 
9321081
Technology Type(s): 
Engineering, sonar
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
101995
Patent Status: 
Active
Patent Issue Date: 
April 26, 2016
Region
Midwest
State: 
Indiana
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