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Ultrasound deep brain stimulation method and system
Shenzhen Institutes Of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy Of Sciences
October 12, 2017 - N°20170291044

An ultrasound deep brain stimulation method and system, the ultrasound deep brain stimulation method comprises: medically imaging a head of an animal or a human being, to generate image data; creating a head 3d digital model according to the image data; creating a 3d digital model of an ultrasound transducer array according to structure, density and acoustic parameters information of ...
Ultrasound catheter for imaging and blood flow measurement
Volcano Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290562

Rotational intravascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments are directed to transducer mounting configurations that enable polymer piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (pmuts) to be used with a doppler color flow rotational ivus imaging system. In one embodiment, a rotational intravascular ultrasound (ivus) device includes: a flexible elongate body; a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pmut) coupled ...
Collective process for ultrasound transducers
General Electric Company
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288638

The present disclosure relates to the bulk manufacture of transducer arrays, including arrays having at least one 3d printed (or otherwise additive manufactured) acoustic matching layers. In certain implementations, the manufactured transducers include a composite-piezoelectric transducer on a de-matching layer. In one implementation, by producing multiple arrays at once on a common carrier, and by using direct-deposit additive processes for ...
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Dual frequency ultrasound transducer including an ultrahigh frequency transducer stack and a low frequency ultrasound ...
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170282215

A dual frequency ultrasound transducer includes a high frequency ultrasound array and a low frequency transducer positioned behind or proximal to the high frequency ultrasound array. In one embodiment, a dampening material is positioned between a rear surface of the high frequency array and the a front surface of the low frequency array. The dampening preferably is high absorbing of ...
Acoustic wave image generating apparatus and control method thereof
Fujifilm Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281132

There are provided an acoustic wave image generating apparatus and a control method thereof for making an insertion needle clear. A first ultrasound image is generated using ultrasound echo signals obtained from a first plurality of ultrasound transducers. From the first ultrasound image, an evaluation value indicating the discontinuity of a needle is calculated for an image of an insertion ...
Ultrasound transducer for imaging systems
General Electric Company
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281128

A transducer array for an ultrasound probe is provided. The transducer array includes a plurality of transducer elements. Each of the transducer elements have an acoustic stack configured to generate ultrasound signals. The transducer array includes a front layer having a base and a transmission surface. The front layer is mounted to the acoustic stacks of the plurality or transducer ...
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Pose recovery of an ultrasound transducer
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170273665

Pose of an ultrasound transducer is recovered. In one approach, inertial measurement units are positioned on the ultrasound transducer. The measurements from the inertial measurement units are used with pose or measurements from another position sensor (e. G., x-ray, electromagnetic, or optical) to improve accuracy and/or provide pose information at a greater rate. In another approach, a curve, line, ...
Ultrasound transducer arrays with variable patch geometries
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170269208

A two dimensional ultrasonic array transducer receives echo signals from increasing depths of a volumetric region. The 2d array is configured into patches of elements which are processed by a microbeamformer and summed signals from a patch are coupled to a channel of an ultrasound beamformer at the shallowest depth the 2d array receives echoes from small patches in the ...
Intravascular ultrasound imaging apparatus, interface architecture, and method of manufacturing
Volcano Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170265842

Sold-state intravascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to compact and efficient circuit architectures and electrical interfaces for an ultrasound transducer array used in a solid-state ivus system. In one embodiment, an intravascular ultrasound (ivus) device includes: a flexible elongate member; an ultrasound scanner assembly disposed at a ...
Intravascular ultrasound imaging apparatus, interface architecture, and method of manufacturing
Volcano Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170265841

Sold-state intravascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to compact and efficient circuit architectures and electrical interfaces for an ultrasound transducer array used in a solid-state ivus system. In one embodiment, an intravascular ultrasound (ivus) device includes: a flexible elongate member; an ultrasound scanner assembly disposed at a ...
Medical-imaging system and method thereof
Imagistx, Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258446

A method of operating a medical-imaging system is described; the medical-imaging system has an ultrasound-transducer interface configured to operatively interface with an ultrasound transducer including transducer elements; the medical-imaging system also has a spatial sensor configured to provide spatial information indicating spatial movement of the ultrasound transducer; the method includes receiving ultrasound information being associated with a scan-line set having ...
Interconnectable ultrasound transducer probes and related methods and apparatus
Butterfly Network, Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258443

Ultrasound devices and methods are described, including a repeatable ultrasound transducer probe having ultrasonic transducers and corresponding circuitry. The repeatable ultrasound transducer probe may be used individually or coupled with other instances of the repeatable ultrasound transducer probe to create a desired ultrasound device. The ultrasound devices may optionally be connected to various types of external devices to provide additional ...
Surgical tool with flex circuit ultrasound sensor
Covidien Lp
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258439

A medical instrument includes a printed ultrasound sensor, a surface, at least one non-conductive material, and at least one pair of contacts. The ultrasound sensor includes an array of ultrasound transducers printed on a non-conductive surface of the medical instrument. The medical instrument contains multiple conductive and nonconductive layers. The at least one pair of contacts are electrically coupled to ...
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Systems, methods and devices for highly-parallelized qusvalue determination for characterizing a specimen
Evrika Research Technologies Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170254889

A quantitative ultrasound (qus) system for characterizing a specimen, the system comprising an ultrasound transducer operable to transmit ultrasound signals into the specimen along multiple adjacent scan lines extending axially within the specimen, and collect returned ultrasound signals therefrom and generate rf signals based on said returned ultrasound signals, wherein said rf signals are associated with respective ones of said ...
Handheld devices for projecting focused ultrasound and related methods
Fusmobile Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170246482

Devices, systems, kits and methods are provided, that simplify focused ultrasound treatment. Devices comprise a supporting structure and a focused ultrasound (fus) transducer having a central axis that is affixed to the supporting structure. Devices may further comprise an imaging ultrasound transducer and/or an x-ray aim, that may be attached to the supporting structure along the central axis of ...
Sound-permeable membrane, sound-permeable membrane member including same, microphone, and electronic device
Nitto Denko Corporation
August 24, 2017 - N°20170245036

The sound-permeable membrane of the present invention is adapted, when placed over an opening for directing sound to or from a sound transducer, to prevent entry of foreign matters into the sound transducer through the opening while permitting passage of sound, the sound-permeable membrane including a non-porous film or a multilayer membrane including the non-porous film. The non-porous film is ...
Ultrasound transducer with data compression
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170242112

A transducer for an ultrasound imaging system includes an array of transducer elements and an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert analog signals produced by the transducer elements into corresponding digital samples that are encoded with a first number of bits. One or more memories are used to store digital samples associated with frames of ultrasound data. A processor or logic ...
System for reducing a footprint of an ultrasound transducer probe
General Electric Company
August 24, 2017 - N°20170238902

A transducer probe is presented. The transducer probe includes a housing having a probe surface at a first end. Further, the transducer probe includes an acoustic array having an array aperture, wherein the acoustic array is disposed adjacent the probe surface of the housing, and wherein the acoustic array is configured to transmit ultrasound signals towards a target volume. Also, ...
Container system for a fluid and method for producing same
Continental Automotive Gmbh
August 17, 2017 - N°20170234718

A container system, having a container with an outer wall and a cavity which has either a slotted-guide element or a sliding block, a sound transducer unit with a longitudinal axis, which includes the other of the sliding block or the slotted-guide element, and a coupling element for acoustically coupling the sound transducer unit with the container. A contour of ...
Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling ultrasound power output and stability
Guided Therapy Systems, Llc
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224314

Some embodiments provide a method of providing ultrasound energy having a stable power output. The method can comprise providing ultrasound energy from a ultrasound transducer; determining a power level threshold of the ultrasound energy; monitoring a power level of the ultrasound energy over time of the ultrasound energy; communicating a power level to a controller; adjusting the frequency of the ...
Laparoscopic device
Hermes Innovations, Llc
August 03, 2017 - N°20170215912

A medical instrument includes a tubular cutter extending along an axis and having a windowed outer sleeve and a moveable inner cutting sleeve. An ultrasound transducer is operatively coupled to the inner cutting sleeve in order to induce motion in the inner cutting sleeve to enhance cutting or resection of tissue by the inner cutting sleeve as it is reciprocated ...
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