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Sound Transducer-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Method and system for interactive laparoscopic ultrasound guided ablation planning and surgical procedure simulation
Edda Technology, Inc.
December 07, 2017 - N°20170347988

Systems and methods relating to placement of an ultrasound transducer for a procedure. In a non-limiting embodiment, a 3d environment including images of a body region of a patient, as well as images including a first virtual representation of an ablation needle at a first location and a second virtual representation of an ultrasound transducer at a second location is ...
Ultrasonic imaging probe including composite aperture receiving array
Interson Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170343655

A system and method from improving the image quality achievable with an ultrasound transducer by using a composite aperture for receiving ultrasound echoes. By using two receive cycles per vector, twice as many transducers may be used for receiving ultrasound imaging data than there are physical channels available in the ultrasound probe. An ultrasound probe utilizing a composite aperture can ...
Ultrasound applicator
Interson Corporation
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333171

An ultrasound applicator having spatially extended functionality to treat various oral and dental diseases. The applicator incorporates a multi directional ultrasound transducer system, which spatially irradiates the oral cavity with ultrasonic pressure waves, operational to simultaneously treat and destroy disease causing bacteria and bacterial chains on the gums and the inside surfaces of cheeks and lips, providing relief from gingivitis, ...
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Method for ultrasound elastography through continuous vibration of an ultrasound transducer
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333005

A method for imaging an object by ultrasound elastography through continuous vibration of the ultrasound transducer is taught. An actuator directly in contact with the ultrasound transducer continuously vibrates the transducer in an axial direction, inducing shear waves in the tissue and allowing for real-time shear wave imaging. Axial motion of the transducer contaminates the shear wave images of the ...
Playback mode in an optoacoustic imaging system
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170332916

An optoacoustic imaging system includes a handheld probe and a computing subsystem. The probe includes an ultrasound transducer array, the array being capable of receiving an acoustic return signal. The system further includes a light source capable of generating pulses of light and delivering the pulses to the handheld probe. The computing subsystem generates images from the acoustic return signal, ...
Method for detecting and characterizing defects in a heterogenous material via ultrasound
Electricite De France
November 16, 2017 - N°20170328871

The invention relates to a method for detecting and characterizing defects in a heterogenous material via ultrasound. Said method includes the following steps: —emitting ultrasound waves from an emitting ultrasound transducer placed against the material; —acquiring, by means of a receiving ultrasound transducer in various positions relative to said material, a plurality of time signals, representing the amplitude ...
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Probe for detecting atherosclerosis
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325697

A probe device for detecting atherosclerotic plaque may include: an elongate shaft having a proximal end for coupling with a catheter and a distal end; an opening in a side of the shaft; a scintillating window disposed over the opening to form a water tight seal and thus form an imaging window compartment; a 45-degree rotating mirror disposed at least ...
Ultrasound transducer
Areva Np
November 09, 2017 - N°20170323626

An ultrasound transducer is provided. The ultrasound transducer include at least one emitter made from a piezoelectric material, having first and second emitting surfaces opposite one another provided to emit first and second ultrasound beams. The transducer comprises at least first and second mirrors placed across from the first and second emitting surfaces, respectively, and configured so as to deflect ...
Ultrasound probe having puncture guiding function
Broadsound Corporation
November 09, 2017 - N°20170319177

An improved ultrasound probe (100) has an ultrasound transducer as a body (10) and is capable of accurate positioning on target operative regions of a patient after being improved. The ultrasound probe (100) at least comprises the body (10) and an engagement member (20); the body (10), at an end thereof, comes into contact with patient skin (s), and is provide, on a side surface thereof, ...
Wearable ultrasound system and method
Broadsound Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311923

An ultrasound system including: a scanner module including a housing including a first fastener element, an ultrasound transducer, a rotational actuator, and an electronics module; and a positioner module including a second fastener element; operable between a first mode, wherein the first and second fastener elements cooperatively couple the scanner module to the positioner module, and a second mode, wherein ...
General b-mode surface imaging
Broadsound Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311809

An ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer, an ultrasound controller structured to communicate with the ultrasound transducer, and a signal processing system structured to communicate with the ultrasound transducer. The ultrasound controller is structured to provide control signals to the ultrasound transducer to transmit a plurality of at least three non-coplanar a-line signals and to receive corresponding at least three ...
Systems and methods for imaging biological tissue structures
Broadsound Corporation
November 02, 2017 - N°20170311808

A thermoacoustic imaging system is provided for use in combination with an ultrasound imaging system for imaging features of tissue, the ultrasound imaging system including an ultrasound imaging probe including a transmit-receive transducer array with a plurality of transmit-receive array elements. The thermoacoustic imaging system includes a receive-only transducer array with a plurality of receive-only array elements, registered with the ...
Ultrasound signal processing circuitry and related apparatus and methods
Butterfly Network, Inc.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170307741

Ultrasound signal processing circuitry and related apparatus and methods are described. Signal samples received from an ultrasound transducer array in an ultrasound transducer based imaging system may be processed, or conditioned, by application of one or more weighting functions. In some embodiments, one or more weighting functions may be applied to the signal samples in the time domain. In other ...
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Inflatable balloons for a foldable apparatus
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.
October 26, 2017 - N°20170303896

Described embodiments include an apparatus that includes a plurality of flaps configured to fold over each other in a folded configuration. Each one of the flaps includes one or more ultrasound transducer elements. One or more balloons are coupled to the flaps, the balloons being configured to, upon being inflated, unfold the flaps from the folded configuration. Other embodiments are ...
System and method for mixed modality acoustic sampling
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.
October 19, 2017 - N°20170296151

Systems and methods for relaying electrical signals representing acoustic response of a volume of tissue to light and ultrasound stimulation. In an embodiment, a plurality of ultrasound transducers receive acoustic energy from the volume and generate electrical energy, which is transmitted via an electrical path to a relay system. The ultrasound transducers are operated at a wide band frequency of ...
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 ...
Inspection apparatus
Renishaw Plc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170284971

An ultrasound inspection apparatus for use with coordinate positioning apparatus is described. The apparatus includes a base module that is attachable to the moveable member of the coordinate positioning apparatus. The base module comprises an ultrasound transducer and a first connector portion. A plurality of coupling modules are also provided that each include a second connector portion that is releasably ...
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 ...
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