Patent List

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Internal defects such as delaminations, cracks and voids within ceramic chip capacitors can lead to product failure.

Patent List

Sonoscan’s leadership is evidenced by our intellectual property and patent portfolio that extends over decades of Sonoscan research and developments. A selection of our patents is listed below. Foreign Patents issued and pending in Asia and Europe as well as US patents pending are not listed. Sonoscan personnel are responsible for a majority of the advances in the Acoustic Micro Imaging field and Sonoscan holds more patents related to AMI technology than any other company. This list will be occasionally be updated as pending patents are issued.

U.S. Patent No. 8,794,072 B2
Scanning Acoustic Microscope with Profilometer Function
U.S. Patent No. 8,720,273 B2
Scanning Acoustic Microscope with an Inverted Transducer and Bubbler Functionality
U.S. Patent No. 7,584,664
Acoustic Micro Imaging Device Having at Least One Balanced Linear Motor Assembly
U.S. Patent No. 7,522,780
Frequency Domain Processing of Scanning Acoustic Imaging Signals
U.S. Patent No. 7,395,713
Tray-Fed Scanning Acoustic Microscope System and Method Primarily for Immobilizing Parts During Inspection
U.S. Patent No. 7,000,475
Acoustic Micro Imaging Method and Apparatus for Capturing 4D Acoustic Reflection Virtual Samples
U.S. Patent No. 6,981,417
Scanning Acoustic Micro Imaging Method and Apparatus for Non-Rectangularly Bounded Fields
U.S. Patent No. 6,912,908
An Improved Tray-Fed Scanning Acoustic Microscope System and Method Primarily for Immobilizing Parts During Inspection
U.S. Patent No. 6,895,820
Acoustic Micro Imaging Method and Apparatus for Capturing 4D Acoustic Reflection Virtual Samples
U.S. Patent No. 6,890,302
Frequency Domain Processing of Scanning Acoustic Imaging Signals
U.S. Patent No. 6,880,387
Acoustic Micro Imaging Method Providing Improved Information Derivation and Visualization
U.S. Patent No. 6,460,414
Automated Acoustic Micro Imaging System and Method
U.S. Patent No. 6,357,136
Scanning Acoustic Microscope System and Method for Handling Small Parts
U.S. Patent No. 5,684,252
Method and Apparatus for Ultrasonic Inspection of Electronic Components
U.S. Patent No. 5,600,068
Controlled Immersion Inspection
U.S. Patent No. 4,866,986
Method and System for Dual Phase Scanning Acoustic Microscopy
U.S. Patent No. 4,781,067
Balanced Scanning Mechanism
U.S. Patent No. 4,518,992
Acoustic Imaging System and Method
U.S. Patent No. 4,012,951
Acoustic Examination Methods and Apparatus
U.S. Patent No. 3,790,281*
Combined Systems for Acoustical-Optical Microscopy
U.S. Patent No. 3,737,573*
Ultrasonic Visualization with Pulsed Bragg Diffraction
U.S. Patent No. 3,707,323*
Liquid Crystal Devices and Systems for Ultrasonic Imaging

* Assigned from Zenith Electronics