Patent Number: 6,166,998

Title: Moulded transducer

Abstract: An electro-acoustic transducer is manufactured by forming a transducer assembly at least one piezoelectric element, electrodes contacting the element, and acoustic loading blocks, and applying successive superposed mouldings of material of differing acoustic properties around said transducer assembly to form the transducer, while maintaining electrical coupling between the transducer assembly and the exterior of the transducer, the mouldings providing at least one acoustic matching layer covering a radiating surface of the transducer assembly, a casing surrounding the remainder of the transducer assembly, at least one layer of acoustic isolating material between the casing and the transducer assembly. The successive layers may either be moulded in situ, or moulded separately and then assembled.

Inventors: Hare; Ronald Gregory (Peterborough, CA), Thomas; John William (Peterborough, CA)

Assignee: Milltronics Ltd.

International Classification: B06B 1/06 (20060101); G10K 11/02 (20060101); G10K 11/00 (20060101); H04R 17/00 (20060101); B06B 1/02 (20060101); H04R 017/00 (); H04R 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017