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Title:
SONOTRODE AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING AND ELIMINATING FOAMING OF LIQUID PRODUCTS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/072296
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Sonotrode (10) and device (20) with at least one sonotrode (10) for generating an ultrasonic field in industrial production processes such as chemical, food, petroleum, pharmaceutical, beverage or mining-related processes for reducing and eliminating foaming of liquid products with a compact one-piece form of the sonotrode body, wherein the sonotrode (10) is provided with a main body part (1) having connecting means for connection with a high frequency generator and having a front face (2) from which the ultrasonic field is directed to the desired spot or area of the product (3) to be de-foamed, wherein the main body part (1) has the shape of a compact block element and in that the front face (2) is concave in shape in relation to a product surface such that the ultrasonic field is focused and directed to a specific area of a product foam (3) to be treated in a concentrated form compared to a non-focused ultrasound.

Inventors:
BÜTTIKER, Albert (Dietschwilerstraße 7, Kirchberg, CH-9533, CH)
KELLER, Holger (Sonnenhügelstraße 2b, St. Gallen, CH-9016, CH)
BATES, Darren (8 Peatling Lane, Twin Waters, Queensland 4564, AU)
Application Number:
EP2012/072458
Publication Date:
May 23, 2013
Filing Date:
November 13, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TELSONIC HOLDING AG (Industriestrasse 6b, Bronschhofen, CH-9552, CH)
CAVITUS PTY LTD (Level 9, 153 Walker StreetNorth Sydney, New South Wales 2060, AU)
BÜTTIKER, Albert (Dietschwilerstraße 7, Kirchberg, CH-9533, CH)
KELLER, Holger (Sonnenhügelstraße 2b, St. Gallen, CH-9016, CH)
BATES, Darren (8 Peatling Lane, Twin Waters, Queensland 4564, AU)
International Classes:
B60B3/04; A23L5/30
Domestic Patent References:
WO2007118285A12007-10-25
WO2004024317A12004-03-25
WO2007118285A12007-10-25
Foreign References:
US20010032511A12001-10-25
JPH08192123A1996-07-30
JPH07291395A1995-11-07
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