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Title: Sonic spectrometer and treatment system

Abstract

A novel system and method is developed for treating an object with sonic waveforms. A traveling broad-band sonic waveform containing a broad-band of sonic frequencies is radiated at the object. A traveling reflected sonic waveform containing sonic frequencies reflected by the object is received in response to the traveling broad-band sonic waveform. A traveling transmitted sonic waveform containing sonic frequencies transmitted through the object is also received in response to the traveling broad-band sonic waveform. In a resonance mode, the frequency spectra of the broad-band and reflected sonic waveforms is analyzed so as to select one or more sonic frequencies that cause the object to resonate. An electrical resonance treatment sonic waveform containing the sonic frequencies that cause the object to resonate is then radiated at the object so as to treat the object. In an absorption mode, the frequency spectra of the electrical broad-band, reflected, and transmitted sonic waveforms is compared so as to select one or more sonic frequencies that are absorbed by the object. An electrical absorption treatment sonic waveform containing the sonic frequencies that are absorbed by the object is then radiated at the object so as to treat the object. 1 fig.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Iowa State University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
489100
Patent Number(s):
5,636,179
Application Number:
PAN: 8-599,194
Assignee:
Iowa State Univ. Research Foundation, Ames, IA (United States) PTO; SCA: 550600; PA: EDB-97:087659; SN: 97001799035
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-82
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Jun 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; ULTRASONIC WAVES; THERAPY; THERAPEUTIC USES; TRAVELLING WAVES; RESONANCE; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS

Citation Formats

Slomka, B.J. Sonic spectrometer and treatment system. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Slomka, B.J. Sonic spectrometer and treatment system. United States.
Slomka, B.J. Tue . "Sonic spectrometer and treatment system". United States.
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