Seminal development of high power ultrasonic industrial and medical ultrasonic devices in the United States

 

U.S. Patents 1957-1975

By inventors

Lewis Balamuth and/or

Arthur Kuris and/or

Claus Kleesattel

 

Index of Patents

U.S. Patent Office

U.S. Government printing office

Washington, D.C.

 

Copyright David Wuchinich 2005

 

Italics indicate devices and methods remaining in universal use.

 

Inventors

Title

Noteworthy disclosures

Issue Date

Year (yyyy)-month (mm)-day (dd)

US patent number

Balamuth, Kuris

Vibratory machine tool

Magnetostrictive transducer, horns and tips, includes spiral drill, for machining metal

19570521

2792674

Balamuth

Ultrasonic cutting tool

Dental tools

19610704

2990616

Balamuth, Kleesattel

Amplitude indicators

Mechanical using dial indicator

19620807

3047955

Kuris, Balamuth, Kleesattel

Ultrasonic welding

Metal welding

19620828

3051027

Balamuth

Vibratory machine tool and vibratory abrasion method

Velocity transformers, shows a helical drill tip.

19620829

Re. 25033

Kleesattel, Kuris

Ultrasonic multi-station or gang welding

Multiple flexural resonators driven by single extensional resonator

19620911

3053125

Balamuth, Kuris, Kleesattel

Ultrasonic metal welding

 

19620911

3053124

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Method and apparatus for cleaning porous objects

 

19621002

3056698

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Methods and means for driving small diameter shafts at high rotational speeds

Ultrasonic solenoid type transducer. Elliptical motion

19621016

3058218

Balamuth, Kuris

Dental instrument

Dental drill using abrasive slurry

19630129

3075288

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Acoustically vibrated material cutting and removing devices

Ultrasonic solenoid removable transducer (insert)

19630205

3076904

Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonically vibrated cutting knifes

 

19630423

3086288

Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonic seam welding apparatus

Metal welding using slotted horn

19630507

3088343

Balamuth, Kleesattel, Kuris

Ultrasonic cleaning devices and method of cleaning

 

19630514

3089790

Kleesattel

Amplitude measuring devices for high frequency vibrations

Biased magnetostrictive rod with pickup coil

19630514

3089333

Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonic lapping machines

 

19630618

3093937

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Magnetostrictive vibratory apparatus

Air cooled magnetostrictive transducer with horn

19630813

3100853

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonic vibration generator

Slotted horn

19631203

3113225

Kuris, Balamuth

Ultrasonic cleaning of grinding wheels

 

19640310

3123950

Kuris, Balamuth

Ultrasonic cleaning of grinding wheels

 

19640310

3123951

Balamuth, Kuris

Magnification of the amplitude of magnetostrictive radial vibrations

 

19640630

3139543

Balamuth

Method of ultrasonic removal of material by fatigue failure

 

19640825

3145450

Balamuth

Musical and analytical instrument

 

19640907

3204513

Kleesattel

Feedback compensated magnetostrictive vibration device

Prophy type feedback system

19640929

3151284

Kleesattel

Resonant sensing device

Measurement of contact compliance (hardness tester)

19641020

3153338

Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonic mixing apparatus

Ultrasonication of solid/liquid mixtures forerunner of sono-chemical reactors.

19650112

3165299

Balamuth, Kuris

Fastening together of members by high frequency vibration

Ultrasonic staking, insertion

19650518

3184353

Kleesattel,

Vibration apparatus with supply frequency control

 

19650720

3196333

Kleesattel, Balamuth, Kuris

Vibrating apparatus and supply frequency control

Self tuning power supply using feedback

19650720

3196333

Balamuth, Kuris

Metal forming

Ultrasonic enhanced forging

19650824

3201967

Balamuth, Kuris

Method and apparatus for treing and forming the working surface of a grinding wheel

 

19651019

3212491

Balamuth, Kleesattel, Kuris

Supply and control apparatus for vibratory cutting device

Dental tool

19651026

3213537

Balamuth

Method of high frequency vibration fitting

Ultrasonic facilitation of press fits

19651221

3224086

Balamuth, Kuris

Method of joining thermoplastic sheet material by ultrasonic vibration

Rotary ultrasonic sealing

19651221

3224915

Balamuth, Kuris

Method and apparatus for joining sheet material

Plastic welding with elliptical motion on tool faces.

19660607

3254402

Balamuth, Kuris

Apparatus for joining thermoplastic sheet material with ultrasonic rotary vibrations

 

19660913

3272682

Kuris, Balamuth

Ultrasonic grinding and honing

 

19660920

3273288

Balamuth,

Printing methods and apparatus

Ultrasonically enhanced ink transfer in printing

19661025

3280740

Kleesattel, Kuris and Balamuth

Devices for sensing and indicating variations in frequency and amplitude of acoustically vibrated work members

Magnetostrictive pickup attached to horn.

19670214

3304479

Kleesattel, Kuris, Balamuth

Devices for sensing and indicating variations in frequency and amplitude of acoustically vibrated work members

Magnetostrictive pickup

19670214

3304479

Kleesattel

Resonant sensing devices

Ultrasonic hardness measurement

19670307

3308476

Balamuth, Kuris

Ultrasonic heating method

Ultrasonic heating for joining plastics and welding, etc.

19670523

3321558

Balamuth, Kleesattel

Ultrasonic cleaning methods and apparatus

Ultrasonic cleaning of grinding wheels

19670530

3321871

Balamuth

Magnetostrictive vibratory tool

Slotted horn, web application, elliptical motion

19670919

3343018

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for high frequency joining or sealing of thermoplastic materials

Plastic welding using shear

19680402

3376179

Kuris, Balamuth

Method and apparatus for ultrasonic cleaning of teeth

Ultrasonic toothbrush

19680402

3375820

Balamuth, Kleesattel

Ultrasonic facsimile machine

Ultrasonically enhanced printing

19680618

3389218

Balamuth,

Ultrasonic heating apparatus

 

19680716

3392721

Balamuth

Ultrasonic motor system

Processing objects using strain instead of motion

19680813

3396892

Balamuth, Grimes, Evans, Axtell, Robertson, Higgins

Method and apparatus for splicing materials

Ultrasonic joining (splicing) of film and magnetic tape.

19681224

3418185

Kleesattel, Kuris, Balamuth

Devices for sensing and indicating variations in frequency and amplitude of acoustically vibrated work members

Magnetostrictive pickup

19681231

3419776

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for joining a closure to a container

Ultrasonic sealing of round can with lid, one of which is plastic

19690415

3438824

Balamuth, Robertson

Method for maintaining a vibratory tool at a controlled temperature

Cooling of ultrasonic horns to maintain correct weld gap dimension

19690415

3438428

Balamuth,

Method and apparatus employing vibratory energy for joining materials

Continuous ultrasonic stitching using low frequency anvil and high frequency horn.

19690520

3445307

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for generating electric currents of small magnitude

Resonant reeds generating signals in response to musical tones

19690722

3457463

Balamuth

Magnetostrictive vibrator for high frequency machining of hard materials

Enhanced speed in ultrasonic cutting and machining

19691007

3471724

Balamuth, Parisi

Methods and apparatus for assembling parts together by ultrasonic energy

Ultrasonic riveting

19691216

3483611

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for high frequency screening of materials

Vibration assisted straining of emulsions.

19700120

3490584

Kleesattel

Substantially non-destructive fatigue testing by localized stressing at ultrasonic frequencies

Ultrasonically induced fatigue by direct contact, evidenced by the onset of stylus penetration.

19700120

3490270

Balamuth

Apparatus for altering the cross-sectional shape of a plastically deformable work-piece using high frequency vibrations

Vibration assisted forming of continuous material

19700217

3495427

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for treatment of organic structures and systems thereof with ultrasonic energy

See immediately above.

19700310

3499437

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for ultrasonically removing tissue from a biologic organism

Cell disruption with irrigation and annular aspiration.

19700901

3526219

Kleesattel,

Fatigue testing and apparatus therefore

Focused ultrasound with failure detection by acoustic emission or pulse-echo measurement

19700922

3529465

Kuris

Ultrasonic vials and method and apparatus for mixing materials in same

Ultrasonically enhanced mixing of syringe contents

19701124

3542345

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for maintaining tooth and gingival structures with ultrasonic energy

Jet passing through ultrasonic vibrating applicator

19701215

3547110

Balamuth

Ultrasonic treatment method and device for fertilized ova and live embryos

Ultrasonic irradiation of subject matter.

19701229

3550586

Balamuth

Method and apparatus for treatment of organic structures with coherent elastic energy wave

Ultrasonic irradiation of people, other animals and plants

19703010

3499436

Kleesattel

Resonant sensing devices and methods

Ultrasonic hardness measurement

19710323

3572097

Balamuth

Ultrasonic motor

Piezoelectric transducer with ceramic node centered

19710518

3578996

Balamuth

Psychophysiosonic system with multi-sensory aids

Ultrasonic irradiation with sensory stimulation

19710622

3585991

Balamuth

Ultrasonic method and apparatus for tissue grafting

Ultrasonic removal and transplantation of tissue

19710928

3608553

Balamuth

Apparatus for embossing materials with high frequency vibrations

Ultrasonic enhancement of embossing dies

19720118

3635609

Balamuth

Ultrasonic cauterization

Ultrasonic sealing of vessels and wounds using knife and other tips

19720125

3636943

Balamuth

Ultrasonic home dental instrument and method

Ultrasonically vibrating stylus

19720125

3636947

Kuris

Ultrasonic method for hair joining

Hair ends overlapped, pinched and sonicated

19720215

3642010

Balamuth

Ultrasonic motors

Extensional to flexural converter with applications to scissors and welding

19720530

3666975

Kleesattel

Vibration sensor utilizing eddy currents induced in the field of a magnet

Development of motion generated current in winding induced by radially poled permanent magnet

19721010

3697867

Balamuth

Ultrasonic motors and scissors

 

19721114

3702948

Kuris

Ultrasonic apparatus for hair joining

 

19730417

3727619

Balamuth, Karatjas

Ultrasonic electric shaver

Conventional shaver with ultrasonic assisted cutting

19730904

3756105

Balamuth, Kuris, Farina

Ultrasonic instructional kit, method and apparatus

Kit for demonstrating various ultrasonic effects

19731127

3774317

Kuris, Balamuth, Farina

Ultrasonic replaceable shaving head and razor

Removable shaving head, ultrasonically actuated

19740216

3793723

Balamuth

Ultrasonic surgical procedures

Ultrasonic cautery

19740226

3794040

Balamuth, Kuris, Karatjas

Ultrasonic kits and motor systems

One generator for razor, toothbrush, lavage, etc.

19740507

3809977

Kuris, Balamuth, Karatjas

Ultrasonic method for cleaning teeth

Ultrasonic toothbrush with vibration interrupted at a lower frequency (sonic) rate

19740813

3828770

Balamuth, Rutten, Meyer

Ultrasonic toothbrush applicator

Ultrasonic toothbrush

19741015

3840932

Balamuth

Ultrasonic surgical methods

Ultrasonic cautery

19750128

3862630

Balamuth

Ultrasonic surgical methods

Ultrasonic cautery

19750812

3898992

Balamuth, Kuris, Karatjas

Ultrasonic dental and other instrument means and methods

Tubular piezoelectric transducer with feedback electrode

19751209

3924335