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


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System and method for monitoring gastric fullness
International Business Machines Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169725

A system for monitoring stomach fullness includes an ultrasound transponder configured to transmit ultrasound signals and receive reflected ultrasound signals. A processor is configured to process the received reflected ultrasound signals to determine level of stomach fullness and output fullness data indicative of the determined level of stomach fullness. A memory stores calibration data representative of calibrated levels of stomach ...
Synchronized phased array data acquisition from multiple acoustic windows
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168148

In some embodiments, ultrasound receive beamforming yields beamformed samples, based upon which spatially intermediate pixels (232, 242, 244) are dynamically reconstructed. The samples have been correspondingly derived from acquisition through respectively different acoustic windows (218, 220). The reconstructing is further based on temporal weighting of the samples. In some embodiments, the sampling is via synchronized ultrasound phased-array data acquisition from a pair of side-by-side, spaced ...
Ultrasonic flowmeter using windowing of received signals
Texas Instruments Incorporated
June 15, 2017 - N°20170167904

A method of ultrasound flow metering includes applying a first and second pulse train to an ultrasound transducer pair (t1, t2) positioned for coupling ultrasonic waves therebetween. Responsive to the first pulse train applied to t1, t1 transmits an ultrasonic wave received as received ultrasonic wave (r12) by t2 after propagating through fluid in a pipe. Responsive to the second ...
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Equipment cleaning system and method
General Electric Company
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165721

A cleaning system and method uses a tank holding a fluid detergent and an equipment assembly formed from a plurality of discrete components joined together. One or more ultrasound transducers remove one or more deposits on the equipment assembly by generating and propagating high frequency ultrasound waves into the fluid detergent while the equipment assembly is in contact with the ...
Continuous transversus abdominis plane block
Avent, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165450

A kit is provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (tap) procedure. The kit includes a container having a fluid delivery needle with a length and gauge for penetration into a patient's tap. An extension set is included having a distal end that mates with the fluid delivery needle. A sheath is included having a size and length such ...
Distal protection systems and methods with pressure and ultrasound features
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165046

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to devices and methods for providing filtration of debris within a body lumen. More particularly, embodiments of the invention related to devices and methods for providing distal protection to a medical procedure by filtration of debris generated by the medical procedure using filters having a frame with a slidable crossover point.
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Devices that cooperate with ultrasound probes for muscoskeletal evaluations and related systems and methods
Clemson University Research Foundation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164929

Adaptors for ultrasound probes can have an adaptor body can have an open lower end that allows a distal end of the ultrasound probe to extend therethrough to contact skin of a patient. The adaptor can include a plurality of spaced apart resilient members held by the adaptor body that, in operation, are able to change in length such that ...
Ultrasound apparatus and method of displaying ultrasound images
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164928

Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus including: a display configured to display a two-dimensional (2d) ultrasound image of an object and a three-dimensional (3d) ultrasound image of a region of interest (roi) set in the 2d ultrasound image; and a controller configured to control the display to display a region not rendered as the 3d ultrasound image from among regions ...
Imaging probe adapter
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164927

An imaging probe adapter for measuring the properties of a lumen like the vaginal canal, the rectum, or anal sphincter. The device has an adapter body with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the adapter body may be formed into an insertion tip capable of easy insertion into the appropriate lumenal structure. An inflatable pressure ...
Ultrasound probe with optimized thermal management
Esaote S.p.a.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164926

An ultrasound probe (1) comprising a housing (6), a transducer assembly (301) operable to transmit ultrasonic energy towards a zone (801) of the probe adapted to be acoustically coupled to an object or area of interest, a cooling system comprising a heat transfer device (2, 5) arranged to transfer heat generated by the transducer assembly to one or more regions or areas (103, 7) located outside such transducer ...
Intravascular ultrasound systems, catheters, and methods with a manual pullback arrangement
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164925

A catheter assembly for an ultrasound system can include an integrated pullback arrangement. For example, the catheter assembly can include a telescoping pullback section having a first telescope, a second telescope, a distal grip coupling one of the first or second telescope to the distal sheath of the distal section, and a proximal grip coupled to another of the first ...
Ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus
Konica Minolta, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164924

An ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus includes the following. An image generator generates tomographic image data of an object from generated acoustic ray data. A measuring target acknowledging unit acknowledges a measuring target of the object from the generated tomographic image data is stably drawn for a predetermined amount of time and when it is acknowledged, advances to a measuring performing ...
Image processor, ultrasound diagnostic device including same, and image processing method
Konica Minolta, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164923

An image processor including image processing circuitry including: a blood flow image obtainer that obtains a blood flow image in which a blood flow area is mapped, the blood flow area indicating blood flow in the examination subject; a tomographic image obtainer that obtains a tomographic image including an image of a body tissue inside the examination subject; a characteristic ...
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Device and method for hybrid optoacoustic tomography and ultrasonography
Ithera Medical Gmbh
June 15, 2017 - N°20170164835

The invention relates to a device and an according method for hybrid optoacoustic and ultrasonographic imaging of an object (1), comprising an irradiation unit (2, 3) for irradiating the object (1) with electromagnetic radiation, in particular light, and a transducer unit (4) comprising a plurality of transducer elements (5), the transducer elements (5) being configured to emit ultrasound waves impinging on the object (1) and to detect ultrasound ...
Asynchronous successive approximation analog-to-digital converter and related methods and apparatus
Butterfly Network, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170163276

An ultrasound device including an asynchronous successive approximation analog-to-digital converter and method are provided. The device includes at least one ultrasonic transducer, a plurality of asynchronous successive-approximation-register (sar) analog-to-digital converters (adc) coupled to the at least one ultrasonic transducer, at least one asynchronous sar in the plurality having a sample and hold stage, a digital-to-analog converter (dac), a comparator, and ...
Trans-impedance amplifier for ultrasound device and related apparatus and methods
Butterfly Network, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170163225

A variable current trans-impedance amplifier (tia) for an ultrasound device is described. The tia may be coupled to an ultrasonic transducer to amplify an output signal of the ultrasonic transducer representing an ultrasound signal received by the ultrasonic transducer. During acquisition of the ultrasound signal by the ultrasonic transducer, one or more current sources in the tia may be varied.
Ultrasound receiver circuitry and related apparatus and methods
Butterfly Network, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160388

Methods and apparatus are described for implementing a coding scheme on ultrasound signals received by a plurality of ultrasonic transducers. The coding, and subsequent decoding, may allow for multiple ultrasonic transducers to be operated in a receive mode simultaneously while still differentiating the contribution of the individual ultrasonic transducers. Improved signal characteristics may result, including improved signal-to-noise ratio (snr).
Method and apparatus for determining occurrence of electrical fault in channel of ultrasound probe
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160329

Provided is a method of controlling an operation of a channel including at least one transducer, which includes comparing a voltage corresponding to current flowing into the channel to a threshold voltage and controlling the operation of the channel based on a result of the comparing.
Ultrasound sensor
Seiko Epson Corporation
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160242

An ultrasound sensor includes a substrate on which an opening portion is formed; a diaphragm which is provided on the substrate so as to block the opening portion; and ultrasound elements which include a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer and a second electrode and which are laminated on an opposite side to the opening portion of the diaphragm, a portion ...
Time gain compensation circuit and related apparatus and methods
Butterfly Network, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160239

An ultrasound device, including a profile generator, an encoder configured to receive a profile signal from the profile generator, and an attenuator configured to receive a signal representing an output of an ultrasound sensor and coupled to the encoder to receive a control signal from the encoder, the attenuator including a plurality of attenuator stages, the attenuator configured to produce ...
Revolving ultrasound field multiphase flowmeter
Butterfly Network, Inc.
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160117

The present invention includes a device and method for determining the flow of one or more phases of a multiphase fluid mixture comprising: a tube, a pipe, a main body or any combinations thereof comprising an interior and an exterior, wherein the interior receives a multiphase fluid mixture for the determination of the fractions in the multiphase; a first ultrasound ...
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