Thursday, December 01, 2011

US Patent 8068624 - CNT thermoacoustic sound generator

This is one of the latest patents from Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) including basic claims for a new application of carbon nanotubes involving thermoacoustic transduction. Claim 20 reads:

20. An apparatus, the apparatus comprising:

a sound wave generator, the sound wave generator comprises a carbon nanotube structure;

the sound wave generator produces sound waves by a thermoacoustic effect.