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Title:
ULTRASONIC PROBE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/187062
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The disclosed technology relates to ultrasonic probes, and the purpose of the technology is to prevent a housing and housing members from cracking and to ensure safety. According to this technology, in an ultrasonic probe (12) accommodating one or more elements that include at least a piezoelectric element (3) inside a housing (10), the housing is formed of a plurality of housing members (1, 2) mutually joined. Inside the housing, protrusions (1a, 2a) having portions extending in a direction other than the direction perpendicular to the joined planes of the housing members are provided, and the housing is filled with a mold member (7) so as to cover the protrusions and the elements accommodated in the housing. The protrusions can be made together with the housing members as units, or can be fixed to the housing members. In another form, the protrusions can be fixed to an element accommodated in the housing.

Inventors:
HIRAYAMA MICHIYO
HONGOU HIDEO
Application Number:
JP2013/003692
Publication Date:
December 19, 2013
Filing Date:
June 12, 2013
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Assignee:
PANASONIC CORP (JP)
International Classes:
H04R17/00; A61B8/00; G01N29/24
Foreign References:
JPH11318897A1999-11-24
JPH06296089A1994-10-21
JPH07222285A1995-08-18
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
NIHEI, Masayuki (JP)
Masataka Nihei (JP)
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