The mission of Guidedwave is to become the leading ultrasonic guided wave innovations company, with technology transfer and product development efforts for NDE and SHM in pipeline, rail, aviation, power generation, manufacturing, civil infrastructure, and military products. We strive to develop strategic partnerships in a variety of different areas via licensing, fabrication, software development, and in service inspection. Our utilization of advanced hybrid analytical-FEM computational methods and wave mechanics modeling in “theoretically-driven” sensor design and software development combined with unprecedented vast experience in ultrasonic guided waves allows us to accomplish this goal.
Guidedwave started as a mainly SBIR/STTR funded company developing unique solutions for government agencies. Many of these development projects led to the core capabilities that allow us to provide solutions today. Although SBIR/STTR activity is still a large part of what we do, we have slowly transitioned to more product development and private industry contracts. Through the years, Guidedwave has had the opportunity to work with and create lasting partnerships with many large and small companies. In addition to private and government development contracts, Guidedwave was also directly involved in inspection services for multiple years before forming a partnership with Structural Integrity Associates.
Our founder, Dr. Joseph Rose, was one of the first researchers in the early 1980s to use guided wave dispersion curves to solve practical problems. Dr. Rose is currently the author of nearly twenty patents, four text books, and over 600 articles on ultrasonic NDE, wave mechanics, medical ultrasound, adhesive bonding, concrete inspection, pipe and tubing inspection, composite material inspection, ice detection, structural health monitoring, signal processing, and pattern recognition.
Issued and Pending Guidedwave (FBS, Inc.) patents:
Borigo, Cody J., Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose. Piezoelectric Shear Ring for Omnidirectional Shear Horizontal Guided Wave Excitation and Sensing. US Patent Application 14/878,595, filed October 15, 2015.
Padilla, Luis, Phillip Bull, Roger L. Royer, Jr., Steven E. Owens. Non-Contact Acoustic Signal Propagation Property Evaluation of Synthetic Fiber Rope. US Patent 8,958,994, filed May 5, 2010 and issued February 17, 2015.
Rose, Joseph L., Jason K. Van Velsor, Steven E. Owens, Roger L. Royer, JR. Magnetostrictive Sensor Array for Active or Synthetic Phased-Array Focusing of Guided Waves. US Patent 8,907,665, filed November 17, 2011 and issued December 9, 2014.
Borigo, Cody J., Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose. Systems and Methods for Damage Detection in Structures Using Guided Wave Phased Arrays. US Patent Application 14/532,766, filed November 4, 2014.
Yan, Fei, Cody J. Borigo, Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose. An Ultrasonic Guided Wave Corrosion Detection and Monitoring System and Method for Storage Tank Floors and Other Large-Scale, Complex, Plate-Like Structures. US Patent Application 14/466,657, filed August 22, 2014.
Borigo, Cody J., Joseph L. Rose, Steven E. Owens. An Ultrasonic Vibration System and Method for Removing/Avoiding Unwanted Build-Up on Structures. US Patent Application 14/329,426, filed July 11, 2014.
Borigo, Cody J., Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose, Jason K. Van Velsor. A System and Method For Guided Wave Inspection of Twisted Tubing. US Patent Application 14/212,355, filed March 14, 2014.
Zombo, Paul, James Landy, Steven E. Owens, Fei Yan, Joseph L. Rose, Cody J. Borigo. Guided Wave Thermography Methods and Systems for Inspecting a Structure. US Patent Application 13/922,367, filed June 20, 2013.
Yan, Fei, Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose. Systems and Methods for Damage Detection in Plate-Like Structures Using Guided Wave Phased Arrays. US Patent Application 13/901,786, filed May 23, 2013.
Owens, Steven E., Li Zhang, Joseph L. Rose. Guided Wave Pipeline Inspection System and Method with Enhanced Natural Focusing Techniques. US Patent 7,997,139, filed December 3, 2008 and issued August 16, 2011.
Yan, Fei, Joseph L. Rose. Systems and Methods for the Inspection of Structures Having Unknown Properties. US Patent 8,532,940, filed February 18, 2010 and issued August 28, 2010.
Owens, Steven E., Joseph L. Rose, Jason K. Van Velsor, Li Zhang, Michael J. Avioli. Guided Wave Pipeline Inspection System with Enhanced Focusing Capability. US Patent 7,751,989, filed November 30, 2007 and issued July 6, 2010.
Royer, Roger L., JR., Joseph L. Rose, Edward C. Smith, Jose L. Palacios. An Ultrasonic Vibration System and method for Removing/Avoiding Unwanted Build-Up on Structures. US Patent 8,217,554, filed May 28, 2009 and issued February 11, 2010.
Van Velsor, Jason K., Steven E. Owens, Joseph L. Rose. Guided Waves for Nondestructive Testing of Pipes. US Patent 8,170,809, filed November 14, 2009 and issued June 11, 2009.
Owens, Steven E., Joseph L. Rose, Roger L. Royer. Non-Destructive Examination Apparatus and Method for Guided Waves. US Patent 7,938,008, filed November 28, 2007 and issued June 5, 2008.