|| List of recent Ultrasonic-related patents
A puncture apparatus includes a puncture needle that punctures biological tissues; a longitudinal-shaped vaginal insertion member that is inserted into the vagina; a guiding member; an interlock member for interlocking the vaginal insertion member with the guiding member; an ultrasonic probe that is provided in a distal portion of the vaginal insertion member to transmit and receive ultrasonic waves; and an ultrasonic marker that is provided in the guiding member to be able to recognize an ultrasonic image which is obtained from the ultrasonic waves transmitted and received from the ultrasonic probe. The interlock member has a through-hole into which the puncture needle is inserted, and the through-hole is a supporting portion that movably supports the puncture needle to guide the distal end of the puncture needle to the ultrasonic marker..
|Ultrasonic device for cutting and coagulating|
Apparatus and method to permit selective cutting and coagulation required in fine and delicate surgical procedures. The apparatus includes two body members having proximal ends and distal ends with jaw members located adjacent the body member's distal ends.
|Method and apparatus for treatment of pathogens including viruses and bacteries|
A method for disrupting or destroying selected pathogens located within the body of an organism the method including the non-invasive administration to pre-selected locations on or in the organism of an amount of low intensity ultrasonic energy, effective to disrupt or destroy the selected pathogens but not deleteriously affect the organism, the low intensity ultrasonic energy falling within predefined ranges of frequencies, wherein the predefined range of frequencies is one or more ranges of frequencies at which the low intensity ultrasonic energy has optimal effectiveness in disrupting or destroying a particular pathogen, and the intensity of the low intensity ultrasonic energy falling within predefined ranges of intensity, wherein the predefined range of intensity of low intensity ultrasonic energy is such as to allow for disruption or destruction of the selected pathogens but not deleteriously affect tissue of the organism surrounding the selected pathogens.. .
|Ring laser for use with imaging probe as a safe margin indicator|
A surgical imaging apparatus is disclosed, and includes an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and including at least one ultrasonic transducer. The surgical imaging apparatus also includes at least one light source being operatively coupled with the elongate body and configured to move relative to the elongate body.
|Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic medical system adopting the same|
An ultrasonic probe and a medical system adopting the same. The ultrasonic probe includes at least one support plate having a first state of being folded and a second state of being unfolded.
|Coating for improving the ultrasound visibility|
The disclosure relates to a coating for improving the ultrasound visibility of a device, the coating being made of a matrix material comprising at least one contrast agent, wherein the at least one contrast agent is a plurality of gas-filled microparticles. Moreover, this disclosure relates to an ultrasonic contrast agent-containing coating for a device.
|Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, method of producing ultrasound image, and recording medium|
Ultrasonic transmission and reception for sound speed setting is performed in response to an instruction to freeze, an instruction on an observation target range, an instruction to change image quality and an instruction to change an image mode, a reception signal obtained by the ultrasonic transmission and reception for sound speed setting is used to set the sound speed in a subject, and a reception signal obtained during ultrasonic transmission and reception is processed based on the set sound speed to produce an ultrasound image. Such method makes it possible to produce a high-quality ultrasound image subjected to delay correction appropriate to various operations on an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, such as freezing and change in image quality..
|Ultrasonic diagnostic arrangements selecting parameters for selecting relevant estimation data for classifying an elasticity image|
Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including: a tomogram constructing means; an elasticity information calculating means; an elasticity image constructing means; a display means; an estimation data generating means configured to generate estimation data for estimating the characteristic of a biomedical tissue on the basis of the elasticity image; an estimation data selecting means configured to select at least one parameter used for the estimation of the characteristic of the biomedical tissue and to make the selected parameter displayed on the display means, an analyzing means configured to analyze the elasticity image using at least one parameter selected by the estimation data selecting means and to make the result of analysis displayed on the display means; wherein the display means displays the parameter used for the estimation of the characteristic and the result of analysis.. .
|Method and apparatus for generating a temperature image|
Disclosed is a method and apparatus of generating a temperature image during ultrasonic treatment, the method including setting a first plane indicating a heating region where ultrasonic waves for treatment are irradiated and setting a second plane indicating a protective region around the heating region; irradiating the first plane with ultrasonic waves for diagnosis at a first frame rate, and irradiating the second plane with the ultrasonic waves for diagnosis at a second frame rate, the second frame rate being lower than the first frame rate; and generating the temperature image using frame images acquired from irradiating the ultrasonic waves for diagnosis.. .
|Ultrasonic sensor and method of operating the same|
A system including a host device and a measurement device ultrasonically coupled to the host device over a physical medium and method of operating the same has been introduced herein. In one embodiment, the system includes the host device including a first ultrasonic communicator configured to generate an ultrasonic command to measure a parameter of an object, a physical medium coupled to the host device and the measurement device coupled to the physical medium.
|Vegetable oil extraction|
A method of extracting recovering oil from vegetable material in which oil bearing material is heated and subjected to sonication at least one frequency above 400 khz, removing a first yield of oil by decanting and subjecting the retained material to centrifugal separation to separate out a second yield of oil. Preferably the raw vegetable material is passed through a screw press and the obtained material is heated and subjected to the ultrasonic treatment and then allowed to settle for a predetermined period before decanting the oil layer.
|Modifier for resin and resin composition using the same and formed article|
A modifier for resin has an average particle size of 20 μm or more, wherein particles having an average particle size of 10 μm or less account for less than 30% by mass of the modifier, and particles having an average particle size of 10 μm or less account for 30% by mass or more of the modifier after irradiating the modifier with ultrasonic wave of 40 w for 5 minutes. Also a resin composition comprises 1 to 40% by mass of the modifier for resin and 99 to 60% by mass (the total amount of both components is 100% by mass) of a thermoplastic resin or a curable resin, and a molded article is produced by molding the same..
|Ultrasonic decontamination device|
[means for solving problem] a decontamination device for decontaminating a device used to culture cells, manipulate microorganisms, or perform a sterility test, the device comprising an ultrasonic atomizer that atomizes a peracetic acid disinfectant by using ultrasonic oscillation to discharge droplets, a diffusion fan, a temperature-humidity sensor, and a controller.. .
|Image processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, and imaging processing method for the same|
Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus collects volume data which relates to an object, generates volume-rendered image data from the collected volume data, acquires a projection image of the object at a position at which virtual illumination is emitted toward the object, based on the volume-rendered image data, and corrects the projection image by using at least one conversion function, thereby obtaining a result image..
|Hearing device with two or more microphones and two or more resonators having different lengths and the same resonant frequency|
The invention regards a hearing device with two or more microphone units each having a conduit leading from a respective sound inlet in the hearing-device housing to a respective transducer, wherein the lengths of the conduits may differ without causing a difference in the frequency characteristics of the microphone units and wherein ultrasonic frequencies may be dampened, while at the same time providing higher freedom in the physical layout of the hearing device. This is achieved in that each conduit comprises a chamber and a pipe forming a resonator, and in that the frequencies of resonance (f1, f2) of the resonators are equal..
|Device and method for determination of a position of an object by means of ultrasonic waves|
The invention refers to a device for determination of a position of an object by means ultrasonic waves, comprising at least one ultrasonic sensor for receiving ultrasonic signals from the object and computing means for computing the position of the object based on the received ultrasonic signals. At least one laser unit for generating a pulsed laser beam is provided, wherein said pulsed laser beam being directed to the object and adapted to cause at a surface of the object vibrations, by which the object is excited to generate ultrasonic signals.
|Transforming a-scan data samples into a three-dimensional space for facilitating visualization of flaws|
Various approaches are described for visualizing one-dimensional a-scan data samples in a three-dimensional space. Each of the data samples represents ultrasonic signals received from a test material.
|Automatic processing of ultrasonic data|
An example method for automatically characterizing an echo contained in an ultrasonic signal generated with an ultrasonic transducer can include receiving data corresponding to the ultrasonic signal, calculating an energy ratio of the ultrasonic signal and localizing the echo using the energy ratio. The method can include windowing a portion of the ultrasonic signal around the localized echo and calculating a fast fourier transform (fft) and a hilbert envelop of the windowed portion.
|Rear warning control method and system for vehicle|
A rear warning system for a vehicle that detects information regarding an area behind a vehicle and is operated based on the detected information. The system includes sensors configured to detect the information regarding the area behind the vehicle and a guiding device operated by a controller to provide a notification of the information regarding the area behind the vehicle received from the sensors.
|Ultrasonic generation device|
An ultrasonic generation device including an ultrasonic generation element having a frame, a first piezoelectric vibrator, and a second piezoelectric vibrator and configured to emit ultrasonic waves in a buckling tuning-fork vibration mode in which the first piezoelectric vibrator and the second piezoelectric vibrator vibrate in mutually opposite phases at the same frequency. Further, a housing receives the ultrasonic generation element and has ultrasonic emission ports, a first acoustic path extending from a vicinity of a vibration surface of the first piezoelectric vibrator to a vicinity of the ultrasonic emission ports, and a second acoustic path extending from a vicinity of a vibration surface of the second piezoelectric vibrator to the vicinity of the ultrasonic emission ports..
|Organic light emitting diode, method for producing an organic light emitting diode and module comprising at least two organic light emitting diodes|
An organic light emitting diode includes a substrate and an organic layer sequence, which generates electromagnetic radiation during operation. The organic layer sequence is arranged in a central region of the substrate a metallization is arranged in an edge region of the substrate and is designed for making electrical contact with the organic layer sequence.
|Ultrasonic produced water dispersion device, system and method|
An ultrasonic dispersion system for dispersing fluid collected from a wellbore during hydrocarbon production is disclosed. The system comprises a holding tank for containing a fluid collection; a fluid intake in communication with the holding tank for input of fluid collected from a wellbore; and an air intake in communication with the holding tank.
|Machining method of welding ear plate on barrel of central cylinder of horizontal preheater|
The invention discloses a machining method of welding an ear plate on a barrel of a central cylinder of a horizontal preheater. The machining method comprises step 1, designing a set of process equipment comprising welding guide brackets, a roller carrier and iron piers; step 2, drawing an assembly line of the ear plate on the barrel of the central cylinder; step 3, drawing a position line of the ear plate on a working platform and placing the ear plate on the central cylinder for spot welding; step 4, installing the welding guide brackets on the central cylinder, hoisting the welding guide brackets and the central cylinder together to the roller carrier, and placing the roller carrier on the iron piers to allow both ends of the central cylinder to be basically coaxial; step 5, placing temporary fixed flat steel on both ends of the ear plate and placing a run on plate and a blowout plate; step 6, symmetrically welding both sides of the ear plate on the central cylinder; step 7, removing the temporary fixed flat steel, the run on plate and the blowout plate, batch grinding welds and burrs; and step 8, hoisting the roller carrier and removing the welding guide brackets after the welds are proved conforming by ultrasonic examination.
|Synthetic bubbles or beads having hydrophobic surface|
A synthetic bead for use in mineral separation is described. The synthetic bead has a surface made of or coated with a synthetic material such as a polymer that is naturally hydrophobic or a polymer that is hydrophobically modified.
|Ultrasound and acoustophoresis for water purification|
Provided herein are systems and methods for separation of particulate from water using ultrasonically generated acoustic standing waves.. .
|Ultrasonic wellbore dewatering device, system and method|
An ultrasonic device and system is provided for specific application to unloading non-gaseous production (typically mineralized water which may or may not be associated with produced solids and/or hydrocarbon liquids) from gas producing wells. In one embodiment, the system comprises an ultrasonic particle generator bank, including a transformer as needed (geometry of bank varies depending on down hole configurations) with multiple ultrasonic sources for redundancy/longevity and particle formation rate control.
|Ultrasonic measurement device and a method for operating the same|
A method for operating an ultrasonic device comprising a first and second ultrasonic transducers, includes driving the first and second transducers at a driving frequency such that the first and second transducers generate a first and a second signals, respectively. The method also includes sensing the second signal at the first transducer to produce a first measurement signal and sensing the first signal at the second transducer to produce a second measurement signal.
|Ultrasonic testing method and ultrasonic array probe|
An array probe 3 is provided with an array probe body 32 having a plurality of transducers 31 linearly arranged. The array probe is provided with a vibration insulating member 4 that is installed onto a transducer surface 33 to absorb the vibrations of the transducer surface, and an installation frame 5 for installing the vibration insulating member.
|Sensor positionig with non-dispersive guided waves for pipeline corrosion monitoring|
An ultrasonic sensor assembly for testing a pipe includes a first and second transducer rings attached to the pipe and spaced apart along a length of the pipe. The first transducer ring includes a plurality of transmitters for transmitting a wave, such as a non-dispersive guided wave.
|Glueless pocketed spring unit construction|
Methods and systems for no-glue pocketed spring unit construction. Rows of pocketed springs, preferably arranged into modules of more than two pocketed springs surrounding a central hole, are ultrasonically welded together when paired vibrating probes and anvils press layers of pocketed spring fabric from the rows of pocketed springs together and a welding pulse is transmitted to the vibrating probe..
|System and method for identification, grouping and sizing of embedded flaws in rotor components using ultrasonic inspection|
A method and software system for flaw identification, grouping and sizing for fatigue life assessment for rotors used in turbines and generators. The method includes providing ultrasonic data of a plurality of rotor slices and providing volume reconstruction of the ultrasonic data.
|Curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments|
The present invention relates to ultrasonic surgical clamping instruments and, more particularly, to a curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments that have an ultrasonically actuated blade that, in one case, is ultrasonically actuated to have motion in substantially a single plane. The curved clamp arm opens and closes with respect to the blade and also has a plane of curvature that is parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the closed position, and not parallel to the plane of motion of the blade when the clamp arm is in the open position..
|Separable beamforming for ultrasound array|
Ultrasonic imaging apparatus or techniques can include obtaining at least an approximation of samples of reflected ultrasonic energy and constructing a representation of an imaging plane within the tissue region. Such apparatus or techniques can include separately determining, for respective focusing locations respective first sums of at least approximated complex samples of reflected ultrasonic energy obtained via respective first lines of transducers, and separately determining, for the specified focusing location, a second sum of at least some the respective first sums of at least approximated complex samples of reflected ultrasonic energy, the second sum corresponding to a second line of transducers in the ultrasonic transducer array.
|Ultrasonic measuring device, ultrasonic diagnosis device, ultrasonic measurement sheet, and measuring method|
An appropriate parameter can be automatically set according to the subject in an ultrasonic measuring device. The ultrasonic measuring device includes an emission unit that performs ultrasound emission processing, a reception unit that performs ultrasonic echo reception processing, and a processing unit that performs ultrasonic measurement control processing.
|Ultrasonic couplant spray|
The application discloses the use of an aqueous composition comprising a thickener, and an antiseptic compound or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof as an ultrasonic couplant spray. An ultrasonic couplant spray comprising starch, and an antiseptic compound or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof is also disclosed.
|Vibrational photoacoustic tomography using raman laser|
A method of noninvasively imaging tissue within a body includes irradiating the tissue using an imaging laser including a raman-based laser tuner, the radiation including a plurality of laser pulses, each having energy greater than 100 mj; receiving an acoustic signal generated by vibrational energy in the tissue, wherein the vibrational energy is a result of selective overtone excitation of molecules in the tissue by the radiation; and automatically converting the acoustic signal to an image representative of the tissue using a processor. An imaging system includes an imaging laser configured to irradiate tissue with a plurality of laser pulses using a raman-based laser tuner.
|Sensing case for a mobile communication device|
A protective case for enveloping a smartphone incorporates at least one sensor for detecting stimuli arriving from outside of the smartphone. The case and the phone form an integral unit that possess extra features than the phone alone wouldn't have.
|Apparatus and method for determining temperature|
An apparatus and method for determining temperature is disclosed. An ultrasonic signal is generated that propagates through a buffer and a portion of the signal is reflected at an interface.
|Beamforming module, ultrasonic imaging apparatus using the same, beamforming method using the beamforming module, and method of controlling the ultrasonic imaging apparatus using the beamforming module|
A beamforming module includes a conversion unit configured to convert an input signal to generate a converted signal using at least one conversion function, a weight calculator configured to calculate a converted signal weight as a weight for the converted signal, and a synthesizer configured to generate a result signal using the converted signal and the converted signal weight.. .
|Environment monitoring device in a motor vehicle and method for monitoring the environment using a correlation|
An environment monitoring device in a motor vehicle having a signal generating device for generating a transmitted signal, at least one ultrasonic transducer for converting electric oscillations into acoustic oscillations and/or vice versa, and an evaluation device which evaluates an electric received signal in order to determine distances to objects in an environment of the motor vehicle, wherein the signal generating device is linked to the at least one ultrasonic transducer so that the ultrasonic transducer emits an ultrasonic transmitted signal into the environment in accordance with the electric transmitted signal, and the evaluation device is connected to the at least one ultrasonic transducer or at least one further ultrasonic transducer in order to receive the electric received signal. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring an environment by using a cross-correlation..
|In-pixel ultrasonic touch sensor for display applications|
A video display is provided with a planar piezoelectric transmitter to transmit ultrasound signals, and a display panel including a plurality of pixels. Each pixel has a data interface to accept a video signal with a variable voltage associated with a range of light intensity values, and to supply a touch signal with a variable voltage derived from a range of reflected ultrasound signal energies.
|Paper discharge device|
A paper discharge device includes: an end fence to restrict leading end positions of paper sheets discharged to a paper receiving tray; a lift mechanism to lower the paper receiving tray by a prescribed distance upon reach of a top surface position of the paper sheets stacked on the paper receiving tray to a reference position; an ultrasonic sensor to emit an ultrasonic wave in a horizontal direction toward the paper receiving tray from upstream of the paper receiving tray in a discharge direction in a prescribed height range including the reference position and portions above and below the reference position, and receive a reflected wave from a detection target; and a detector to detect the top surface position on a basis of changes in a reception level of the reflected wave over an elapsed time from an emission of the ultrasonic wave.. .
|Method and system for releasing mineral from synthetic bubbles and beads|
A synthetic bead for use in mineral separation is described. The synthetic bead has a surface made of a synthetic material such as polymer and the synthetic material is functionalized with molecules having a functional group for attaching mineral particles to the surface in a separation process.
|Deployable ultrasonic flow meter that is inserted through a gate valve slot, method and apparatus|
A frame that is inserted into a gate valve slot which accesses a channel through which fluid flows so an ultrasonic flowmeter can measure the fluid flow through the channel. The frame includes a first arm axle that fits into the slot.
|Scanning acoustic microscope with an inverted transducer and bubbler functionality|
A scanning acoustic microscope includes a transducer mounted in a cup below a particular elevation capable of producing ultrasonic energy and a coupling fluid source disposed below the particular elevation, which is configured to introduce coupling fluid into the cup. Ultrasonic energy is directed upwardly through coupling fluid disposed between and contacting the transducer and a first surface of a part to be inspected.
|Three-mode sensor for determining temperature, level, and concentration of a fluid|
A three-mode ultrasonic sensor for determining temperature, level, and/or concentration of a fluid. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a target positioned at a level; a controller, and a transducer electrically connected to the controller.
|Method for measuring amount of particulate matter accumulated in an exhaust gas purification filter|
A measurement method capable of accurately evaluating the trapped amount of particulate matter (pm) accumulated in a diesel particulate filter (dpf) is provided. The method for measuring the amount of accumulated particulate matter comprises propagating ultrasonic waves generated by a transmitter 3 provided directly to the dpf or outside a container and insulation material 6 having a property that propagates ultrasonic waves, measuring the amount of pm accumulated in the dpf 2 using a receiver 4, the dpf being composed of porous ceramic and disposed at an intermediate point in the exhaust pipe 1 of a diesel engine, and determining the amount of accumulated pm on the basis of the results..
|Emboli detection in the brain using a transcranial doppler photoacoustic device capable of vasculature and perfusion measurement|
A device, method, and system for detecting emboli in the brain is disclosed. A transcranial doppler photoacoustic device transmits a first energy to a region of interest at an internal site of a subject to produce an image and blood flow velocities of a region of interest by outputting an optical excitation energy to said region of interest and heating said region, causing a transient thermoelastic expansion and produce a wideband ultrasonic emission.
|Method for focused acoustic computed tomography (fact)|
A method for acoustic tomography within a patient may include generating a focused ultrasonic signal using a transducer is provided; the ultrasonic signal forming a path within the patient. The method includes directing the ultrasonic signal on a spot within the patient; scanning the spot in a predetermined pattern about a volume within the patient; receiving an ultrasonic echo in the transducer; converting the ultrasonic echo into a voltage; selecting a frequency band from the voltage; amplifying the voltage in the selected frequency band with a processing circuit; and generating an image of the volume within the patient structure utilizing the amplified voltage.
|Method and system for ultrasonic signaling, ranging and location tracking|
An indoor ultrasonic location tracking system that can utilize standard audio speakers to provide indoor ranging information to modern mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The method uses a communication scheme based on linearly increasing frequency modulated chirps in the audio bandwidth just above the human hearing frequency range where mobile devices are still sensitive.
|Sonotrode and anvil energy director grids for narrow/complex ultrasonic welds of improved durability|
A specially designed sonotrode and anvil are adapted to be used in combination for ultrasonic welding of work pieces, to produce a narrower weld region, but one exhibiting greater durability, thereby permitting use of less packaging material. The contact surfaces comprise a surface of the anvil having a plurality of energy directors, where the plurality of energy directors are arranged into a three-dimensional grid pattern to be capable of distributed vibration-transmissive contact.
|Method for finishing seamless sportswear and outdoor clothing|
Provided is a finishing treatment method of seamless sportswear and outdoor clothing, including: welding two or more moisture-permeable waterproof fabrics with an ultrasonic welder in a state of overlapping end parts thereof each other; and finishing the end parts of the moisture-permeable waterproof fabrics with a seal sealing tape, whereby in the seamless sportswear and outdoor clothing which are finishing treated according to the embodiments of the present invention, since a sewing part such as over lock and the like is removed, a friction or compression phenomenon can be prevented from being generated from a part to which a pressure is applied, a sewing wrinkle generation phenomenon generated upon sewing and a coating face slip phenomenon of the moisture-permeable waterproof fabric due to a sewing needle can be solved, and excellent tensile strength and waterproof performance can be realized.. .
|Ultrasonic welding of fabrics for sleep apnea treatment|
A respiratory apparatus may employ ultrasonic welds. The ultrasonic welding may be used to join a variety of headgear, mask and accessory components.
|Method for mounting ultrasonic sensors|
An improved sensor assembly is provided that allows for close proximity detection of one or more objects by isolating a first sensor from a second sensor within the sensor assembly using isolation boots and a unique mounting structure. Each sensor has at least a portion positioned within an isolation boot, and the isolation boots are supported between a base plate and a support plate by one or more base plate ribs and one or more support plate ribs.
|Conditioner, apparatus and method|
The present invention pertains to a flow conditioner for displacing and mixing fluid flow to minimize the effects of thermal gradients on the accuracy of a transit time ultrasonic flowmeter and defines an envelope in a cross sectional direction in a pipe having a first ramp adapted to be disposed in the pipe and extending from the outside of the envelope inward toward the center of the pipe in a downstream direction with respect to the fluid flow and forming an angle between 0° and 90° relative to the pipe's inner surface. The conditioner has a second ramp adapted to be disposed in the pipe and in juxtaposition with the first ramp, the second ramp extending from the outside of the envelope inward toward the center of the pipe in an upstream direction with respect to the fluid flow and forming an angle between 0° and 90° relative to the pipe's inner surface.
|Method and apparatus for inspecting and monitoring pipe|
An ultrasonic sensor assembly detects a characteristic of a pipe. The ultrasonic sensor assembly includes first and second transducer rings spaced apart along a length of the pipe.
|Parking assist system and method|
A parking assist system and method that includes a plurality of ultrasonic wave sensors configured to measure a distance between a host vehicle and an external object and an motor driven power steering controller configured to operate steering of the host vehicle. In addition, a controller is configured to detect a parallel parking space based on distances measured from the plurality of ultrasonic wave sensors and to perform an exit from the parallel parking space while operating a steering angle through cooperative control with the mdps controller..
|Ultrasonic oscillation probe, method for manufacturing ultrasonic oscillation probe, and ultrasonic treatment apparatus|
This ultrasonic oscillation probe is an ultrasonic oscillation probe for transmitting ultrasonic vibration. A first region where the crystal grain size is relatively small and a second region where the crystal grain size is relatively large are respectively formed in at least one place.
|Iconic representations for guidance of an indwelling medical device|
An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe.
|Method for treating lower extremity varicose vein combined ultrasonic wave and microwave|
The method for treating the lower extremity varicose vein combined ultrasonic wave and microwave of the present invention includes steps of firstly finding the diseased vein by the ultrasonic imaging equipment; and then directly effecting the microwave treatment catheter/needle on the diseased vein; by the concentric thermal coagulation release effect of the microwave to the tissue, instantly generating high temperature with the certain penetration range in a small range for tissue coagulation; and then gradually making the vascular fibrosis; finally making the completely atresia, thus achieving the therapeutic aim. The present invention uses the ultrasonic imaging microwave treatment technique to treat the lower extremity varicose vein disease, which accurately, firmly and thoroughly closes the varicose blood vessel, has the exact effect, small trauma and less pain to patients, less bleeding in surgery, quick recovery, simple operative procedure and no significant complication, is difficult to form the deep venous thrombosis..
|Ultrasonic surgical apparatus|
A treatment portion includes a treatment region which treats a treatment part with a liquid which has flowed out from a distal end opening portion and with ultrasonic vibrations while the treatment region is in abutment with the treatment part. The treatment portion further includes a hydrophilic region which is formed by the application of a hydrophilic coat and which is provided in part of the circumferential surface of the treatment portion to be provided from the treatment region to an end portion of the treatment portion located in the distal end opening portion in a longitudinal axis direction..
An ultrasonic probe includes a first coupled vibration member and a second coupled vibration member each of which extends along a longitudinal axis between a first anti-node position of an ultrasonic vibration and a second anti-node position of the ultrasonic vibration located to a distal direction side of the first anti-node position. The second coupled vibration member vibrates in the same mode as the first coupled vibration member.
|Focused ultrasonic transducer navigation system|
A focused ultrasonic transducer navigation system attaches to a patient and includes a housing that contains an ultrasonic device. An alignment system moves the housing, and moves the ultrasonic device within the housing, so a focal point of ultrasonic energy from the ultrasonic device is aligned in x, y, and z planes with a target location in the patient.