Global Patent Index - EP 3108233 A4

EP 3108233 A4 2017-10-04 - PORTABLE MATRIX PHASED ARRAY SPOT-WELD INSPECTION SYSTEM

Title (en)

PORTABLE MATRIX PHASED ARRAY SPOT-WELD INSPECTION SYSTEM

Title (de)

TRAGBARES MATRIXPHASENGESTEUERTES PUNKTSCHWEISSINSPEKTIONSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTÈME D'INSPECTION DE POINTS DE SOUDURE À RÉSEAU À COMMANDE DE PHASE À MATRICE PORTABLE

Publication

EP 3108233 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 15751432 A

Priority

  • US 201414183643 A
  • US 2015016042 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2015126787A1] A portable system for non-destructively characterizing spot welds that includes at least one matrix phased array probe and a body, wherein the body is designed to be hand-held and further includes an economically designed outer casing; at least one input for connecting to the at least one matrix phased array probe; ultrasonic phased array transmitting and receiving circuitry in electrical communication with the at least one input; a touch screen computer that further includes at least one data processor running software that includes at least one imaging algorithm for processing data received from the probe and generating color coded ultrasonic C-scan images of characterized welds; and at least one monitor for displaying the color coded ultrasonic C-scan images of the characterized welds in real time.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 29/04 (2006.01); B23K 11/25 (2006.01); G01N 29/22 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01N 29/262 (2013.01); B23K 11/08 (2013.01); B23K 11/115 (2013.01); B23K 11/16 (2013.01); B23K 20/122 (2013.01); B23K 20/227 (2013.01); B23K 20/2336 (2013.01); B23K 26/21 (2015.10); B23K 26/32 (2013.01); B23K 31/125 (2013.01); G01N 29/11 (2013.01); G01N 29/226 (2013.01); B23K 2201/006 (2013.01); B23K 2203/04 (2013.01); B23K 2203/10 (2013.01); G01N 2291/106 (2013.01); G01N 2291/2638 (2013.01); G01N 2291/2672 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2015126787 A1 20150827; CN 106257999 A 20161228; EP 3108233 A1 20161228; EP 3108233 A4 20171004; JP 2017509873 A 20170406; KR 20160122165 A 20161021

INPADOC legal status


2017-10-04 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20170831

2017-10-04 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G06F 19/00 20110101ALI20170825BHEP

2017-10-04 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01N 29/22 20060101ALI20170825BHEP

2017-10-04 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: B23K 11/25 20060101ALI20170825BHEP

2017-10-04 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: G01N 29/04 20060101AFI20170825BHEP

2017-05-24 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2016-12-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20160818

2016-12-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

2016-12-28 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: BA ME