FreshPatents.com Logo
Enter keywords:  

Track companies' patents here: Public Companies RSS Feeds | RSS Feed Home Page
Popular terms

[SEARCH]

Follow us on Twitter
twitter icon@FreshPatents

Web & Computing
Cloud Computing
Ecommerce
Search patents
Smartphone patents
Social Media patents
Video patents
Website patents
Web Server
Android patents
Copyright patents
Database patents
Programming patents
Wearable Computing
Webcam patents

Web Companies
Apple patents
Google patents
Adobe patents
Ebay patents
Oracle patents
Yahoo patents

[SEARCH]

Ultrasonic patents



      
           
This page is updated frequently with new Ultrasonic-related patent applications. Subscribe to the Ultrasonic RSS feed to automatically get the update: related Ultrasonic RSS feeds. RSS updates for this page: Ultrasonic RSS RSS


Ultrasonic measuring device, ultrasonic diagnosis device, ultrasonic measurement sheet, and measuring method

Apparatus and method for determining temperature

Curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ultrasonic-related patents
07/17/14
20140200853
 System and method for identification, grouping and sizing of embedded flaws in rotor components using ultrasonic inspection patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140200601
 Curved clamp arm for use with ultrasonic surgical instruments patent thumbnailnew patent 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..
07/17/14
20140200456
 Separable beamforming for ultrasound array patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140200451
 Ultrasonic measuring device, ultrasonic diagnosis device, ultrasonic measurement sheet, and measuring method patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140200450
 Ultrasonic couplant spray patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140200434
 Vibrational photoacoustic tomography using raman laser patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140200054
 Sensing case  for a mobile communication device patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140198822
 Apparatus and method for determining temperature patent thumbnailnew patent 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.
07/17/14
20140198621
 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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.. .
07/17/14
20140198620
 Environment monitoring device in a motor vehicle and method for monitoring the environment using a correlation patent thumbnailnew patent 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..
07/17/14
20140198072
new patent 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.
07/17/14
20140197594
new patent 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.. .
07/17/14
20140197077
new patent 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.
07/17/14
20140196547
new patent 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.
07/17/14
20140196543
new patent 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.
07/17/14
20140196536
new patent 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.
07/17/14
20140196519
new patent 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..
07/10/14
20140194740
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.
07/10/14
20140194738
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.
07/10/14
20140192622
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.
07/10/14
20140190638
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.
07/10/14
20140190614
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.. .
07/10/14
20140190486
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.
07/10/14
20140190281
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.
07/10/14
20140190272
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.
07/10/14
20140190264
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.
07/03/14
20140188339
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..
07/03/14
20140188144
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.
07/03/14
20140188133
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.
07/03/14
20140188102
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..
07/03/14
20140188014
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..
07/03/14
20140188012
Ultrasonic probe
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.
07/03/14
20140188011
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.
07/03/14
20140187958
Bimodal diagnostic probe using optical and ultrasonic imaging, including at least one removable shell having on-board optical means
A device for a bimodal diagnostic probe with optical and ultrasonic imaging, the probe including a main body supporting an ultrasonic transducer at its front end. The device includes a shell, an illumination mechanism mounted on a front end of the shell to light outside of the shell, and a collection or detection mechanism mounted on the front end of the shell to collect or detect an optical signal produced outside the shell.
07/03/14
20140187957
Ultrasonic transducer electrode assembly
The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating an ultrasound transducer. A substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side is provided.
07/03/14
20140187956
Ultrasonic transducer electrode assembly
The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating an ultrasound transducer. A substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side is provided.
07/03/14
20140187955
Systems and methods of registration using an ultrasound probe
A system for registration of a bone structure includes a registration probe and a processing circuit. The registration probe includes a two-dimensional array of a plurality of ultrasonic transducers coupled to a rounded tip of the probe, wherein the ultrasonic transducers are configured to provide ultrasonic data.
07/03/14
20140187952
Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, sound velocity setting method, and recording medium
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus performs transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves for forming focal points used to set sound velocities at predetermined timing such that sound velocities having been set for all of respective segment regions established by diving a subject are all reset every predetermined number of frames. Owing to this configuration, it becomes possible for the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus to suitably reset sound velocities of ultrasonic waves in the subject and also reduce the amount of calculation for resetting sound velocities..
07/03/14
20140187951
Method of remove blackground noise in short pulse excitation of arfi
A method for eliminating background noises in shear waves and the respective ultrasonic imaging system, the method includes: transmitting a push pulse along a push pulse vector; transmitting a first group of focus track pulses at a first group of a plurality of locations far away from the push pulse vector; receiving a first group of focus echo signals in response to the first group of focus track pulses; and processing the first group of focus echo signals to determine a first group of tissue displacement information varying with time.. .
07/03/14
20140187936
Object information acquiring apparatus and object information acquiring method
An object information acquiring apparatus, comprises a photoacoustic image acquiring unit configured to generate a first image related to optical characteristics within the object; an ultrasonic image acquiring unit configured to generate a second image related to acoustic characteristics within the object; a region of interest designating unit configured to receive designation of a region of interest with regard to the first image; an image processing unit configured to perform image processing on the first image inside the region of interest and outside the region of interest, respectively, using different image processing parameters; and an image synthesizing unit configured to superimpose and synthesize the first image, which has been image processed, and the second image.. .
07/03/14
20140187122
Polishing apparatus
A polishing apparatus includes: a pure water supply line configured to supply deaerated pure water into the polishing apparatus; a gas dissolving unit coupled to the pure water supply line and configured to dissolve a gas in the deaerated pure water to produce gas-dissolved pure water; a gas-dissolved pure water delivery line coupled to the gas dissolving unit and configured to deliver the gas-dissolved pure water; an ultrasonic cleaning unit coupled to the gas-dissolved pure water delivery line and configured to impart an ultrasonic vibration energy to the gas-dissolved pure water, which has been delivered through the gas-dissolved pure water delivery line, and then eject the gas-dissolved pure water onto an object to be cleaned; and a controller configured to control the gas dissolving unit and the ultrasonic cleaning unit.. .
07/03/14
20140186832
Selective ultrasonic lysis of blood and other biological fluids and tissues
The present invention features methods for selective lysis of endogenous cells in a biological sample. In preferred embodiments, the methods of the invention comprise contacting the biological sample with lysis solution, and subjecting the mixture to ultrasound, thereby selectively lysing the endogenous cells in the biological sample.
07/03/14
20140186579
Industrial fabric and method of welding seam area using ultrasonic welding
The invention relates to ultrasonic welding of industrial fabrics. Specifically, the invention relates to methods for ultrasonically welding the seam area of industrial fabrics using a textured horn and/or anvil.
07/03/14
20140186248
Process for the adsorption of toxic sulphur bearing gases
The preparation of nano-oxide coated adsorbent, which is useful for treatment of toxic gases, by coating of composite materials containing hydrotalcite over ceramic monolithic substrates. Oxides and salts of metals are reacted in a known manner to prepare hydrotalcites or mixed metal layered hydroxides such as mg—al, ca—al, zn—al, zn—cr type possessing positive layer charge, from which a stable gel is prepared by adding swellable clay, e.g., montmorillonite etc.
07/03/14
20140184750
Stereo vision encoded ultrasonic inspection
This invention applies optical tracking technology with an ultrasound inspection system to associate recorded position data with the inspection data. The reference targets of the optical tracking system can be attached to the inspection assembly to allow fully recorded position information to be associated with the ultrasonic, eddy current, or other nondestructive examination data without substantially impacting the overall envelope of the nde inspection equipment.
07/03/14
20140184587
Apparatus and method for supporting 3d ultrasound image analysis
An apparatus and a method are provided to support 3d ultrasonic image analysis. The apparatus includes an object generator configured to perform a 3d outline rendering based on a region of interest (roi) in an image and generate a 3d object.
07/03/14
20140184372
System and method for manufacturing magnetic resonance imaging coils using ultrasonic consolidation
The embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to magnetic resonance imaging systems and, more specifically, to the manufacturing of a gradient coil assembly for magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems. For example, in one embodiment, a method includes ultrasonically consolidating a plurality of sheets of a conductive material to form a consolidated structure and machining one or more conductive channels into the consolidated structure to form an inductor..
07/03/14
20140184038
Anesthesia cart with keyless entry and automatic re-locking
A controlled access anesthesia cart has at least one drawer or compartment for storing general-use anesthesia items, and at least one drawer or compartment for storing controlled substances, e.g., narcotics. A key card reader on the cart is sensitive to an authorization code to unlock the compartments in the cart for access.
07/03/14
20140184027
Layout and method of singulating miniature ultrasonic transducers
The present disclosure provides a method of singulating a plurality of miniature ultrasound transducers from a wafer. The method includes receiving a wafer on which a plurality of miniature ultrasound transducers is formed.
07/03/14
20140184023
Layout and method of singulating miniature ultrasonic transducers
The present disclosure provides a method of singulating a plurality of miniature ultrasound transducers from a wafer. The method includes receiving a wafer on which a plurality of miniature ultrasound transducers is formed.
07/03/14
20140184022
Porosity control in piezoelectric films
A piezoelectric film having a porosity between 20 and 40%, a thickness ranging from tens of microns to less than a few millimeters can be used to form an ultrasonic transducer ut for operation in elevated temperature ranges, that emit pulses having a high bandwidth. Such piezoelectric films exhibit greater flexibility allowing for conformation of the ut to a surface, and obviate the need for couplings or backings.
07/03/14
20140184020
Ultrasonic vibration apparatus
Substantially uniform rigidity is ensured in all radial directions while achieving a size reduction. An ultrasonic surgical apparatus is provided, including a polygonal columnar elastic body that is formed of an elastic body and that has a substantially regular polygonal cross-section; plate-like piezoelectric elements that are secured to mutually opposing side surfaces of the polygonal columnar elastic body and that are polarized in a plate-thickness direction; a rod-like contactor that is secured to an end of the polygonal columnar elastic body and that has a smaller diameter than the polygonal-columnar elastic body; and a drive-pulse generating circuit that causes the rod-like contactor to ultrasonically vibrate by generating a vertical vibration which expands/contracts the polygonal columnar elastic body in the longitudinal direction by applying an ac voltage to the piezoelectric elements in the plate-thickness direction..
07/03/14
20140183341
Optical encoded nondestructive inspection
This invention applies optical sensing technology with an ultrasound inspection system to associate encoded position data with the inspection data. The compact electronics of the optical system can be attached to the inspection assembly to allow fully encoded position information to be associated with the ultrasonic, eddy current, or other nondestructive examination data without substantially impacting the overall envelope of the nde inspection equipment.
07/03/14
20140182769
Ultrasonic press using servo motor with delayed motion
An ultrasonic welding system includes an ultrasonic welding stack that is movable to initiated a welding operation. A plurality of sensors measure respective control variables and output control signals corresponding, respectively, to the control variables.
07/03/14
20140182628
Substrate cleaning apparatus and substrate cleaning method
A substrate cleaning apparatus includes: a substrate holder configured to hold and rotate a substrate; an ultrasonic cleaning unit configured to impart an ultrasonic vibration energy to deaerated pure water and then supply the deaerated pure water onto a surface of the substrate; a pure water spray nozzle configured to spray deaerated pure water onto the surface of the substrate; a chamber surrounding the substrate holder and the pure water spray nozzle; and an inert gas supply line configured to supply an inert gas into the chamber.. .
07/03/14
20140182499
Sewing machine and non-transitory computer-readable medium
The sewing machine includes a needle bar, a needle bar mechanism, a moving mechanism, a projector, a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes comprising specifying, a plurality of times, a position of an ultrasonic wave transmission source on a workpiece based on ultrasonic waves, setting a first stitch pattern and a sewing position of the first stitch pattern, based on a plurality of specified positions, causing the projector to project an image that shows the first stitch pattern onto the workpiece in the sewing position, creating first stitch pattern data for sewing the first stitch pattern in the sewing position, and causing, based on the first stitch pattern data, the moving mechanism to move the workpiece and the needle bar mechanism to move the needle up and down..
07/03/14
20140182385
Photoacoustic probe and photoacoustic device having the same
A photoacoustic probe and photoacoustic device implementing the photoacoustic probe may reduce an artifact caused by an ultrasonic wave generated in the photoacoustic probe without mounting a separate device. The photoacoustic probe and photoacoustic device implementing the photoacoustic probe may reduce an artifact by changing a configuration or a structure provided in the photoacoustic probe.
07/03/14
20140182382
Ultrasonic transducer assembly and system for monitoring structural integrity
In an ultrasonic transducer assembly, a conformable ultrasonic transducer has a piezoelectric layer and electrodes able to conform to curved surfaces, and a clamp for pressing the transducer into ultrasonic contact with a curved surface. Conformability is ensured with a thin, porous piezoelectric layer and suitable electrical conductors and insulators.
07/03/14
20140182380
Methods and systems for in-and out-of-die monitoring and characterization of multi-component tablets and for detecting and monitoring stiction and tooling material modifications on punch and die surfaces
The present invention relates to a methods and systems for monitoring and/or characterizing multi-component tablets and for monitoring punch and die surfaces and, more particularly, to methods and systems for in-die and out-of-die monitoring and/or characterizing multi-component tablets based on acoustic and vibrational spectroscopy and for detecting and monitoring stiction and tooling material modifications on punch and die surfaces during compaction based on acoustic/ultrasonic waves.. .
07/03/14
20140182347
Ultrasonic extrusion apparatus for metal material
Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic extrusion apparatus which causes resonance of an extrusion die using ultrasonic vibrations, thus reducing friction between the extrusion die and an extrusion material. The ultrasonic extrusion apparatus has an increased number of ultrasonic vibrators provided around the extrusion die in the circumferential direction to increase the vibration output, whereby when extruding a metal material such as a magnesium material, friction between the metal material and the extrusion die can be reduced, thus improving the performance of the extrusion process (preventing a reduction in an extrusion rate, generation of heat, cracking of a product, errors in measurements, etc.)..
07/03/14
20140182100
Pre-polarized film flex circuit based ultrasonic transducer
The present disclosure involves a method and apparatus for making a compact and flexible ultrasonic transducer assembly that works by using existing flex circuit fabrication processes, modified flex circuit fabrication processes, and pre-polled metalized piezoelectric film, and an asic to create a sub 1 mm ultrasonic transducer hybrid assembly.. .
06/26/14
20140180320
Method and apparatus for generating focused ultrasonic waves with surface modulation
The focusing effect and the acoustic attenuations of the ultrasonic waves are compensated, with ultrasonic transducer elements (3) at least some of which have non-identical emission surfaces such that in the target zone, the supply of energy of the ultrasonic waves emitted by the different ultrasonic transducer elements (3) is more or less identical.. .
06/26/14
20140180197
Ultrasound transducer and uses thereof
According to some embodiments there is provided a method for controlling a treatment effect on blood vessel tissue during an ultrasonic treatment, the method comprising positioning an ultrasonic transducer device in the blood vessel lumen; controlling a treatment effect by controlling fluid flow, wherein controlling comprises deploying a fluid restrictor at a location relative to the transducer effective to block at least a portion of fluid flowing upstream, downstream or adjacent the transducer. According to some embodiments there is provided an ultrasonic transducer device sized for placement in a body lumen, and comprising a fluid restrictor effective to block at least a portion of fluid flowing upstream, downstream or adjacent the transducer.
06/26/14
20140180175
Hand activated ultrasonic instrument
An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. The handle of the apparatus is configured to permit hand activation for cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue during surgical procedures.
06/26/14
20140180120
Ultrasound imaging catheters with reciprocating phased array transducers
In one embodiment, a catheter imaging device includes an elongated catheter shaft having a forward looking ultrasonic transducer disposed at a distal end thereof. A first device is coupled to the transducer for sweeping an ultrasonic beam produced by the transducer in a first plane and through a first angle therein, and a second device is coupled to the transducer for sweeping the ultrasonic beam in a second plane and through a second angle therein, the second plane being disposed orthogonal to the first plane.
06/26/14
20140180115
Ultrasonic sensor, measuring device, and measurement system
An ultrasonic sensor includes a substrate, three or more ultrasonic arrays and a control unit. The three or more ultrasonic arrays are disposed on a surface of the substrate.
06/26/14
20140180111
Remote controlled telemedical ultrasonic diagnostic device
An apparatus and method for remote medical diagnosis includes using at least one wearable ultrasonic imaging device, more specifically an ultrasonic glove-like apparatus or ultrasonic array containment, for forming three dimensional scanned diagnostic images, transmitting the images to a remote location, and locally or remotely controlling the operation of the ultrasonic imaging.. .
06/26/14
20140180108
Method for multi-frequency imaging using high-bandwidth transducer outputs
A method for imaging a volume within a patient is provided. The method includes generating an ultrasonic signal at a first selected frequency, using a first transducer located within the tissue structure; directing the ultrasonic signal on a spot in the volume within the patient; scanning the spot in a predetermined pattern about the wall of the volume within the patient; receiving an ultrasonic echo in a second transducer at a second selected frequency; converting the ultrasonic echo into a voltage; amplifying the voltage with a processing circuit; and providing an image of the volume within the patient from the voltage.
06/26/14
20140180106
Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus control method, and medical image diagnostic apparatus
Various types of sub-preset conditions corresponding to a selected mother preset condition are read out from a preset condition storage unit which stores at least a plurality of mother preset conditions set concerning image data acquisition conditions and various types of sub-preset conditions set by updating all or some of the image data acquisition conditions included in each of the mother preset conditions. A sub-preset condition suitable for ultrasonic examination on the object is selected from the readout various types of sub-preset conditions.
06/26/14
20140180104
Ultrasonic piercing needle
An ultrasonic puncture needle for conducting puncturing while observing a puncturing condition by an ultrasonic image, includes a needle tube main body including an edge at its tip end, and a plurality of corner cube mirrors provided at a predetermined position of the needle tube main body, wherein the plurality of corner cube mirrors are provided in parallel with a center axis of the needle tube main body.. .
06/26/14
20140180103
Dual-mode piezocomposite ultrasonic transducer
A compact, high power, dual mode, emitting and receiving ultrasound transducer and method for applying ultrasonic energy within a living subject and for monitoring the effects it induces in tissue comprises a set of piezoelectric polymeric transducer elements and a set of piezoelectric ceramic elements, bonded together. The polymeric transducer elements have electrodes enabling their use for low power diagnostic imaging interrogation of the tissue and the ceramic transducer elements have electrodes enabling their use for high power therapy applications..
06/26/14
20140180102
Ultrasonic transducer assembly
An ultrasound transducer assembly includes an acoustic focusing lens and a therapy transducer mounted to a holder member so that the lens is movable relative to the transducer. The lens and the transducer are mounted to the holder member so that the lens is spaced a predetermined distance from the transducer element.
06/26/14
20140180082
Dual-modality mammography
A scanning assembly for a dual-modality automated biological tissue imaging device having first and second compression surfaces is provided. The system comprises a housing defining a scanning/compression surface, an ultrasonic transducer mounted within the housing adjacent the scanning surface for movement in a plane parallel to the scanning surface and imaging the tissue through the scanning surface, an x-ray detector mounted within the housing for forming an x-ray image of the tissue based on x-ray radiation passed through the tissue and scanning surface from an x-ray source, and a drive for moving the transducer across the scanning surface so that the transducer generates a plurality of two-dimensional ultrasound tissue images.
06/26/14
20140180002
Protective sleeve and associated surgical method
An ultrasonic surgical instrument includes an elongate substantially rigid probe and an elongate tubular sheath member. The probe is operatively connected at a proximal end to a source of ultrasonic mechanical vibrations and has a distal tip configured for transmitting ultrasonic vibration energy into organic tissues.


Popular terms: [SEARCH]



Follow us on Twitter
twitter icon@FreshPatents

###

This listing is a sample listing of patent applications related to Ultrasonic for is only meant as a recent sample of applications filed, not a comprehensive history. There may be associated servicemarks and trademarks related to these patents. Please check with patent attorney if you need further assistance or plan to use for business purposes. This patent data is also published to the public by the USPTO and available for free on their website. Note that there may be alternative spellings for Ultrasonic with additional patents listed. Browse our RSS directory or Search for other possible listings.
     SHARE
  
         


FreshNews promo



0.5199

3306

3 - 0 - 78