|| List of recent Ultrasonic-related patents
| System for providing clinical information in real time, method for providing clinical information in real time, and storage medium on which a program performing same is recorded|
The present invention relates to a system for providing clinical information in real time, to a method for providing clinical information in real time, and to a storage medium on which a program performing same is recorded. According to the present invention, the advantage of providing ultrasonic images of an unborn child in real time without an additional storage medium is that the level of clinical service provided to a pregnant woman and her family can be improved..
| Ultrasonic surgical instruments|
In various embodiments, a surgical instrument for operation in an aqueous environment is provided. In at least one embodiment, the surgical instrument may include a hollow sheath, a blade disposed at least partially within the hollow sheath and extending through an opening in the sheath, and at least one ultrasonic transducer operably coupled to the blade.
| Ultrasonic treatment device|
An ultrasonic treatment device includes a transmitting connection section connecting a proximal-side vibration transmitting section to a distal-side vibration transmitting section at an anti-node position of an ultrasonic vibration. The ultrasonic treatment device includes a detecting section detecting a coupled state in which a treatment unit is coupled with a vibrator unit or a non-coupled state in which the treatment unit is not coupled with the vibrator unit, and a supply control section controlling a supply state of a generating electric power from an electric power supply section based on a detection result of the detecting section when a first vibration generating operation is input..
| Attachment for ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic probe, electronic device, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus|
An attachment for an ultrasonic probe is adapted to be mounted onto an ultrasonic probe body of the ultrasonic probe. The attachment for an ultrasonic probe includes a cover member and a protective member.
| Ultrasonic transducer device, probe, electronic instrument, and ultrasonic diagnostic device|
An ultrasonic transducer device includes a substrate, a vibrating film, a piezoelectric element, an input section and a detection section. The substrate has a plurality of openings.
| Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus and image processing apparatus|
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a transmitting and receiving unit, an extracting unit, a generating unit, a brightness information controlling unit and a display unit. The transmitting and receiving unit transmits an ultrasonic wave to and receives an ultrasonic wave from a diagnosis part including a moving body in an object.
| Versatile breast ultrasound scanning|
Versatile ultrasound scanning of a breast is described using an apparatus (1202) including a hand-manipulable compression/scanning assembly (1208). The compression/scanning assembly (1208) comprises an ultrasound transducer (1304) and a compressive member comprising an at least partially conformable membrane (1218) in a substantially taut state, the membrane (1218) having a first surface compressing the breast in a generally chestward direction and a second surface opposite the first surface.
| Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and image acquisition method using ultrasonic waves|
This ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes: a probe position information obtaining section which obtains information about the position of a probe that has gotten a received signal from each point; a feature extracting and computing section which generates, based on the received signal with which the positional information has been associated, information to compose a three-dimensional image including a object of measurement; a feature data comparing section which stores information to compose a three-dimensional image that was gotten in the past and information about the position of the object of measurement, of which the characteristic was measured in the past, compares the information to compose the three-dimensional image that was gotten in the past to information to compose a three-dimensional image being gotten currently, and gets the positional information of the object of measurement, of which the characteristic was measured in the past, incorporated into the information to compose the three-dimensional image being gotten currently; and an image display processing section which performs processing to display a three-dimensional image based on the information to compose the three-dimensional image being gotten currently, the positional information of the object of measurement, of which the characteristic was measured in the past and which has been incorporated by the feature data comparing section, and information about the current position of the probe.. .
| Optoacoustic-ultrasonic contrast agents with enhanced efficiency|
Provided herein are dual contrast agents or nanocomposite particles designed to enhance optoacoustic-ultrasonic imaging. The contrast agents or particles have a core designed to enhance response to incident transient ultrasonic pressure waves and at least two layers disposed around the core.
| Method of preparing negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, and negative active material and rechargeable lithium battery prepared from the same|
Disclosed are a method of preparing a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery that includes preparing a solution including spherically shaped natural graphite particles and a solvent, ultrasonic wave-treating the solution, and drying the ultrasonic wave-treated solution to prepare graphite modified particles, and a rechargeable lithium battery prepared therefrom.. .
| System and method for closing a battery fill hole|
A battery module includes a hermetically sealed battery cell assembly. The battery cell assembly includes a housing and an electrochemical cell disposed in the housing, wherein the housing includes a fill hole configured to receive electrolyte into the battery cell assembly.
| Method for producing porous thin film with variable transmittance|
A method for producing a porous thin film with variable transmittance, includes placing a polymer into an oven for an drying process to remove water vapor from the polymer and obtain a dry polymer; mixing the dry polymer, a salt and a solvent in accordance with a mixing ratio so as to obtain a first mixed solution; placing the first mixed solution into an ultrasonic vibrator, dissolving the salt to form a second mixed solution; coating the second mixed solution on a glass plate to form a solution thin film; placing solution thin film into an exhaust cabinet to obtain a composite thin film; and washing the composite thin film to remove the salt from the composite thin film to obtain a porous thin film wherein the polymer is a polyacrylonitrile, the salt is a lithium chloride, the porous thin film changes its transmittance via dry and wet state.. .
| Sexual function enhancement composition made from urechis unicinctus extract contained as effective component manufactured by way of high temperature and high pressure process and ultrasonic wave process|
Disclosed are a pharmaceutical composition for a sexual function improvement, an erection dysfunction therapy agent containing the urechis unicinctus as an effective component, a health function food for a sexual function improvement and a method for preparing an urechis unicinctus extract with a sexual function improvement activation each of which contains an urechis unicinctus extract which is added as an effective component and yielded by way of a process at a temperature 100˜130° c. At a pressure of 1 kgf/cm2 for 20˜40 minutes and then with an ultrasonic wave at a frequency 35˜45 khz for 50˜70 minutes..
| Composite cable|
A planar optical waveguide part that includes an optical waveguide, a planar conductive wire part that includes a conductive wire, and a connecting end part formed on the lengthwise direction end part, wherein the connecting end part is provided with an optical waveguide end part formed on the lengthwise direction end part of the conductive wire part, a conductive end part formed on the lengthwise direction end part of the conductive wire part, and an intermediate plate intervening between the optical waveguide end part and the conductive end part; the optical waveguide end part, conductive end part, and intermediate plate are bonded by layering; and a bonding pad where components are bonded is formed by ultrasonic bonding to the top surface of the conductive end part.. .
| Ultrasonic stimulating pet toy|
The present invention relates generally to an ultrasonic stimulating pet toy and, more specifically, to a mouse-like pet toy comprising a sound chip assembly that emits ultrasonic vocalizations that replicate those studied in mice. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way..
| Target object detection device and method of displaying echo data in the target object detection device|
A target object detection device is provided. The device includes a signal processor, a display unit, and a controller.
| Medical image diagnostic apparatus, image processing apparatus, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus|
A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a display unit, a rendering processor, a a first controller, and a second controller. The display unit displays a stereoscopic image by displaying a parallax image group.
| Ultrasonic probe, piezoelectric transducer, method of manufacturing ultrasonic probe, and method of manufacturing piezoelectric transducer|
According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a single crystal piezoelectric body with first and second planes facing each other and having a crystal orientation of , first and second electrodes on the respective first and second plane of the piezoelectric body, an acoustic matching layer on the first electrode, and a backing member under the second electrode, wherein the piezoelectric body is polarized along a first direction passing through the piezoelectric body and first and second electrodes, a fracture surface of the piezoelectric body that includes the first direction has a multilayer shape along one of the first and second electrodes, and a thickness of each layer of the multilayer shape is not less than 0.5 μm and not more than 5 μm.. .
| Ultrasonic sensor device|
An ultrasonic sensor device includes a housing, a transducer, a securing unit and a circuit board. The housing has an enclosing portion formed with first and second openings.
| Ultrasonic transducer and method of manufacturing the same|
An ultrasonic transducer and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The ultrasonic transducer includes a first electrode layer which is disposed to cover a conductive substrate and an inner wall and a top of a via hole penetrating a membrane and has a top surface at a same height as a top surface of the membrane; a second electrode layer which is disposed on a bottom surface of the conductive substrate to be spaced apart from the first electrode layer; and a top electrode which is disposed on the top surface of the membrane and which contacts the top surface of the first electrode layer..
| Method for soldering solar cell contacts on aluminium connection-conductors|
The invention relates to a method for connecting solder-coated connection leads (3) made of aluminium or an aluminium alloy having a 0.2% yield strength of less than 120 n/mm2 to photovoltaic solar cells (7, 7a, 7b, 7c) which have metallizations on the upper side and the lower side, by a soldering method such as ir soldering, inductive soldering, thermal contact soldering, ultrasonic soldering or hot air soldering. The metallizations of the solar cells can be precoated with solder.
| Ultrasonic array transducer holder and guide for flanges having cutouts and asymmetric geometry|
An ultrasonic inspection device employs a transducer incorporating an ultrasonic array and a positioner/holder having abase with a rail extending from the base to support the transducer in at least two lateral positions. A guide extends from the base for contact with a web of a composite shape, the guide maintaining the rail substantially perpendicular to the web.
| Ultrasonic testing apparatus|
A plurality of subsets of ultrasonic transducers in an array of ultrasonic transducers are configured to transmit ultrasonic waves at various angles simultaneously toward a test object so that an anomaly of any orientation in the test object can be detected efficiently.. .
| Ultrasonic testing method and equipment therefor|
An ultrasonic testing equipment of the present invention includes: an ultrasonic probe having a plurality of transducers arranged along a predetermined annular curved surface; a transmission/reception control unit that causes at least two transducers selected from the plurality of the transducers to transmit the ultrasonic waves to and receive the same from the tubular test object and a ultrasonic testing waveform display unit which displays ultrasonic testing waveforms received by the selected transducers radially corresponding to the propagation directions of the ultrasonic waves transmitted from and received by the selected transducers. The ultrasonic testing waveform display unit displays the ultrasonic testing waveforms radially with a point of time corresponding to an echo on an incident point of the ultrasonic wave to the tubular test object contained in the ultrasonic testing waveform as a beginning point and displays circles indicating points of time corresponding to the echo on the internal surface and/or the external surface of the tubular test object around the beginning point..
| Floating head contour following holder for ultrasonic testing|
An ultrasonic transducer holder with a floating head is disclosed. This transducer holder allows the waterpath of the ultrasonic signal to be maintained over a contoured surface.
| Ultrasonic spectroscopic analysis-based inspection of rail components|
A solution for evaluating the condition of a rail component based on resonant response profiles across a set of bands of vibrations. The vibrations can be induced into the target component during normal operation of the target component.
| Structure for ultrasonic transducer|
Provided is an ultrasonic transducer including: a housing including a bottom surface and side members, the side members facing each other and extending upwardly with a space part therebetween, the housing having an opened upper part; a piezoelectric resonator disposed at an upper portion of the bottom surface; a housing auxiliary member disposed at upper portions of the side members and inserted into the space part; and a signal connection pin part disposed at an upper portion of the housing auxiliary member. In particular, the housing auxiliary member is formed of material having a lower density than the housing, thereby improving isotropic radiation characteristics.
|Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, diagnostic imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, and program stored in non-transitory computer-readable recording medium executed by computer|
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus equipped with a display unit configured to display an ultrasonic image, has a controller. The controller executes a setting for a position of an area of interest in the displayed ultrasonic image and a displaying of a mode selection menu on the display unit, simultaneously, in response to a single action while the ultrasonic image is displayed on the display unit..
|Ultrasonic surgical instrument blades|
An ultrasonic surgical instrument including an ultrasonically actuated blade or end effector having a treatment portion. The blade can define a central axis and at least one axis which is transverse to the central axis, wherein the transverse axis can lie within a plane which is perpendicular, or normal, to the longitudinal axis and can define a cross-section of the treatment portion.
|Treatment for renal failure|
A method of increasing renal function in a patient operates by stimulation of perivascular sympathetic nerves found in the vicinity of the hepatic portal vein and the hepatic artery. The method can be used as a treatment for renal failure or chronic kidney disease.
|Fluid jet cell harvester and cellular delivery system|
An ultrasonically pulsating high-pressure fluid jet coupled with a suction system serve as a tissue harvesting device. The pulsated fluid jet disrupts tissue, permitting both harvesting of cells for therapeutic delivery, and as a surgical dissector and aspirator, for liposuction, soft tissue dissection, etc.
|Spherical ultrasonic hifu transducer with modular cavitation sense element|
An ultrasonic hifu transducer (120) has a threaded opening into which a modular cavitation sensor (90) is removably located. The modular cavitation sensor includes a modular housing (92) containing a piezoelectric transducer for sensing acoustic signals indicative of cavitation.
|Echogenic medical needle|
There is disclosed a medical needle comprising a needle shaft that defines a longitudinal axis, a tip formed at one end of the shaft, and an ultrasonic reflector formed in an outer surface of the needle shaft. The reflector comprises a first reflector surface that is at an angle of no more than 35° to the longitudinal axis of the shaft and that faces towards the tip, and at least one additional reflector surface that forms an angle to the first reflector surface within the range of 75° to 105°, and that is substantially concave in a direction towards the first reflector surface..
|Adaptive ultrasonic array|
An ultrasound array uses information about contact quality with the body to weight produced ultrasound data.. .
|Adaptive ultrasonic array|
An ultrasound array uses information about contact quality with the body to weight produced ultrasound data.. .
|Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus|
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a display unit, an image generator, an acquiring unit, a rendering processor, and a controller. The display unit displays a stereoscopic image by displaying a parallax image group.
A measuring device is provided. The measuring device includes a propagation velocity calculating unit configured to calculate a propagation velocity of a shear wave generated in a living tissue by an ultrasonic pulse transmitted to the living tissue, wherein the propagation velocity calculating unit is configured to calculate propagation velocities of shear waves in a plurality of parts whose distances from the ultrasonic pulse are equal, a comparing unit configured to compare the propagation velocities of the shear waves in the plurality of parts, and a notifying unit configured to perform a notification based on a result of the comparison performed by the comparing unit..
|Culture plate with fiber-coated bottom surface|
A cell culture plate that includes an upper portion having at least one discrete chamber with a top edge and a bottom edge; a substantially flat lower portion, wherein at least one layer of polymer fibers has been deposited on the upper surface of the lower portion, and wherein the at least one layer of polymer fibers is conducive to the growth of biological cells thereon; and wherein the bottom edge of the at least one discrete chamber is hermetically sealed to the fiber-coated upper surface of the lower portion to form a well using adhesives, laser welding, or ultrasonic welding.. .
|Insert for ultrasonic irrigation to be engaged in a dental ultrasound device|
The present utility model patent refers to an innovative constructive layout applied to an ultrasonic insert for irrigation to be engaged in a dental ultrasound device. The present invention is basically comprised of an elongated and slender rod (1) to be coupled to a dental ultrasound device, being that said rod has a fine inactive tip and a taper that increases from its tip toward the fastening part, in addition to being produced as a single component and having the inner part that penetrates the root canal smooth, having no cutting surface and, alternatively, can be made with different tip diameters, in different lengths of the active part and with different conicities of the active tip..
|Parametric system for generating a sound halo, and methods of use thereof|
A parametric system for generating audible sound, comprising a transducer array configured to emit modulated ultrasonic waves in a converging wave pattern toward a focal volume, where the modulated ultrasonic waves are configured to demodulate to generate audible sound waves in the focal volume, and where the generated audible sound waves emanate from the focal volume with a diverging wave pattern.. .
|Integrated active ultrasonic probe|
An ultrasonic probe includes ultrasonic transducers and processing electronics to control emission of ultrasonic energy and to process and digitize returned echo data. Processed echo data can then be transmitted over a digital interface for display..
|Paper conveying apparatus, jam detection method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium|
There are provided a paper conveying apparatus, a jam detection method and a computer-readable, non-transitory medium which can determine whether a jam has occurred based on the sound which is generated by a paper during conveyance at a low cost. The paper conveying apparatus includes an ultrasonic detector, provided near a conveyance path of a paper, for detecting an ultrasonic wave which passes through paper and outputting an ultrasonic signal, a multifeed detector for determining whether multifeed of papers has occurred based on a component of a first frequency band in the ultrasonic signal, and a sound jam detector for determining whether a jam has occurred based on a component of a second frequency band lower than the first frequency band in the ultrasonic signal..
|Paper conveying apparatus, multifeed detection method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium|
There are provided a paper conveying apparatus, a multifeed detection method and a computer-readable, non-transitory medium which can suppress erroneous detection of the occurrence of a multifeed. The paper conveying apparatus includes an ultrasonic detector for outputting an ultrasonic signal, a multifeed detector for determining whether a multifeed of papers has occurred based on the ultrasonic signal, a sound signal generator for generating a sound signal, and a control module for performing an abnormal processing when the multifeed detector determines that a multifeed has occurred and the sound signal generator does not output a predetermined sound signal, and determining that a multifeed has not occurred and not performing the abnormal processing when the multifeed detector determines that a multifeed has occurred and the sound signal generator outputs the predetermined sound signal..
A tubular support for use with a hollow fiber membrane is made with an apparatus that comprises a forming machine and an ultrasonic welding machine. The apparatus may also include a coating nozzle for depositing a dope on the support.
|System for delivering ultrasonic energy to a liquid and use for cleaning of solid parts|
This present application relates to a system for delivering megasonic energy to a liquid, involving one or more megasonic transducers, each transducer having a single operating frequency within an ultrasound bandwidth and comprising two or more groups of piezoelectric elements arranged in one or more rows, and a megasonic generator means for driving the one or more transducers at frequencies within the bandwidth, the generator means being adapted for changing the voltage applied to each group of piezoelectric elements so as to achieve substantially the same maximum acoustic pressure for each group of piezoelectric elements. The generator means and transducers being constructed and arranged so as to produce ultrasound within the liquid.
|Ultrasonic flowmeter having pressure balancing system for high pressure operation|
A system is provided with an ultrasonic flow meter. The ultrasonic flow meter includes a first ultrasonic transducer disposed about a fluid flow path, and a pressure balancing system configured to pressure balance the first ultrasonic transducer relative to a fluid flow along the fluid flow path..
|Signal processing circuit and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus|
A signal processing circuit respectively transforms complex covariance matrices, which are consecutively inputted at a predetermined period, into upper triangular matrices. The signal processing circuit includes: a storage unit that stores at least n-number of complex covariance matrices; a reading unit that reads matrix elements of the stored complex covariance matrices; a cordic calculation circuit that implements a cordic algorithm by a pipelined circuit system; and a qr decomposition unit that controls the reading unit and the cordic calculation circuit unit to calculate an upper triangular matrix by iteratively using the cordic calculation circuit unit on a single complex covariance matrix and that calculates in parallel a transformation of n-number of complex covariance matrices into upper triangular matrices in an interleaved format..
|Sheet-like carbon nanotube-polymer composite material|
Use of a sheet-like composite material for the manufacture of an immobilization element, wherein the sheet-like composite material is made from a material comprising a thermoplastic polymer containing carbon nanotubes as a fibrous reinforcing material, obtainable by dispersing carbon nanotubes in a dispersing liquid in which the thermoplastic polymer does not dissolve, subjecting the dispersion to an ultrasonic treatment, adding of particles thermoplastic polymer to the dispersion and mixing of the thermoplastic polymer with the dispersion of carbon nanotubes, removing of the dispersing liquid, forming of the thermoplastic polymer impregnated with carbon nanotubes into a sheet.. .
|Ultrasound probe with integrated electronics|
A hand-held ultrasound system includes integrated electronics within an ergonomic housing. The electronics includes control circuitry, beamforming and circuitry transducer drive circuitry.
|Sonotrode for the introduction of ultrasonic energy|
A description is given of a sonotrode (18) for connection to an ultrasonic vibration transducer (2, 3) comprising a connecting portion (4), which extends along a first axis (16) and is attached by a first end (42) to the vibration transducer (2, 3) or is connected thereto, wherein the connecting portion (4) is made to vibrate almost exclusively along the first axis (16) by the ultrasonic vibration transducer (2, 3). Said sonotrode is characterized in that, at the free end (43) of the connecting portion (4), opposite from the first end (42), both a substantially cylindrical, first sleeve (5), which extends along a second axis (8), and a substantially cylindrical, second sleeve (6), which extends along a third axis (17), are arranged in a common crossing region (36), wherein the first axis (16) forms a first angle (γ) in the range of 100-140° with the second axis (8), and wherein the first axis (16) forms a second angle (β) in the range of 100-140° with the third axis (17), wherein the three axes (8, 16, 17) are arranged substantially in one sonotrode plane (41).
|Combination pen refill cartridge and active stylus|
A dual mode apparatus for writing on paper, inputting information to a host electronic device, and/or controlling applications on a host electronic device. The apparatus is preferably constructed and arranged as a combination pen and active stylus that includes a pen refill cartridge and an active stylus module.
|Multi-dimensional parametric audio system and method|
Systems and methods for producing multi-dimensional parametric audio are provided. The systems and methods can be configured to determine a desired spatial position of an audio component relative to a predetermined listening position; process the audio component for a predetermined number of output channels, wherein the step of processing the audio component comprises determining the appropriate phase, delay, and gain values for each output channel so that the audio component is created at the desired apparent spatial position relative to the listening position; encode two or more output channels of the audio component with the determined phase, delay, and gain values for each output channel; and modulate the encoded output channels onto respective ultrasonic carriers for emission via a predetermined number of ultrasonic emitters.
|Ultrasonic transmission of signals|
Described herein are devices and systems that transmit data from a first device using an ultrasonic digital modem to a second device that receives the ultrasonic signal and can interpret the ultrasonic signal. The second device may be a telecommunications device such as a smartphone running an ultrasonic digital modem receiver application.
|Multilayer backing absorber for ultrasonic transducer|
A multilayer backing absorber for use with an ultrasonic transducer comprises a plurality of absorber elements, each absorber element having at least one metal layer and at least one adhesive layer, wherein the backing absorber is adapted to be coupled to a vibrating layer of the ultrasonic transducer.. .
|Ultrasonic digitizer and host|
A computing system comprises a processor and internal peripheral devices, and a system bus connecting the internal peripheral devices to the processor. One of the internal peripheral devices is an ultrasonic digitizer that digitizes ultrasonic signals from at least two associated microphones into a digitized audio signal carrying a corresponding location and outputs the digitized audio as a signal on the system bus..
|Ultrasonic bonding systems and methods of using the same|
An ultrasonic bonding system is provided. The ultrasonic bonding system includes a bond head assembly and a bonding tool for bonding a conductive bonding material to a workpiece.
|Apparatus for treating lake okeechobee water|
Disclosed is a water treatment apparatus for treating lake okeechobee water. The treatment apparatus operates on a continuous flow of water which is subjected to hydrodynamic waves, acoustic ultrasonic waves in combination with injected ozone and electrolysis.
|Screen insert for a powder chamber of a powder supplying device|
The invention relates to a screen insert (70) for a powder container (24) of a powder supplying device, the screen insert (70) having a screen unit (71) for screening coating powder and an ultrasonic transducer (72) for generating ultrasonic vibrations. The screen unit (71) is connected to the ultrasonic transducer (72) in such a way that the ultrasonic vibrations generated by the ultrasonic transducer (72) can be transferred to the screen unit (71).
|Focused ultrasound therapy apparatus and focal point controlling method thereof|
A focal point controlling method of a focused ultrasound therapy apparatus includes receiving a plurality of focal point positions on which a focal point of an ultrasonic wave is to be formed, and receiving a sound pressure that is to be applied by the ultrasonic wave to each of the plurality of focal point positions, determining a particle velocity at each of a plurality of elements included in an ultrasound transducer, and radiating the ultrasonic wave according to the determined particle velocity. The particle velocity may be determined based on the received sound pressure that is to be applied by the ultrasonic wave to each of the plurality of focal point positions, by reflecting a sound pressure distribution of the ultrasonic wave that is generated by each of the plurality of elements..
|Broad-area irradiation of small near-field targets using ultrasound|
An ultrasonic transducer system for treating a portion of tissue. The ultrasonic transducer system includes a frequency generator, an ultrasonic transducer, and a transmitter element.
|System and method for ultrasonic diagnostics|
A system for ultrasound imaging including an ultrasound transducer array housed in a single patch and comprising a plurality of ultrasound sensor elements and associated electronic; a beamformer electrically coupled to the ultrasound transducer array patch for combining outputs of said ultrasound sensor elements; and a cpu electrically coupled to the beamformer and configured to receive the combined outputs of said ultrasound sensor elements, perform image processing and analytics and generate an image or metrics to be displayed on a remote display screen.. .
|Bone surface image reconstruction using ultrasound|
An ultrasonic transducer element can configured to generate ultrasonic energy directed into tissue of a subject and configured to receive a portion of the ultrasonic energy reflected by a target located within the tissue. The ultrasonic transducer can include a surface configured to provide or receive the ultrasonic energy, the surface including an area of greater than or equal to about 4λ2, or the ultrasonic transducer element can be included in an array having a spacing between at least two adjacent ultrasound elements of less than or equal to about ½λ, and the array comprising an aperture that is at least approximately symmetrical in two axes.
|Polymer film-producing methods and devices produced therefrom|
Described herein are improved methods of forming polymer films, the polymer films formed thereby, and electronic devices formed form the polymer films. The methods generally include contacting a polymer with a solvent to at least partially solvate the polymer in the solvent, exposing the at least partially solvated polymer and solvent to ultrasonic energy for a duration effective to form a plurality of ordered assemblies of the polymer in the solvent, and forming a solid film of the polymer, wherein the solid film comprises the plurality of ordered assemblies of the polymer..