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


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NEW Ultrasound and infrared assisted conductive hydro-dryer
February 15, 2018 - N°20180045462

A method and system for drying food products is disclosed. The system includes an infrared source, an ultrasonic generator, and a hydro conductive dryer. Food products are placed on a moving conveyor belt that cycles through the system and exposes the food products to infrared and ultrasonic vibration while also transferring thermal energy from heated water to the food products.
NEW Mold apparatus and method of using the same
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
February 15, 2018 - N°20180043642

A number of variations may include a method comprising: providing a mold apparatus comprising at least a first compression mold apparatus member, at least a second compression mold apparatus member, a preform, and a resin, wherein at least one of the first compression mold apparatus member or the second compression mold apparatus member comprises at least one ultrasound emitter; introducing ...
NEW Sonotrode for an ultrasound welding system and method for welding a connection element to a ...
Rehau Ag + Co.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180043625

The invention relates to a sonotrode for an ultrasound welding system for welding workpieces (20, 30), comprising a pressure element (2) which has a contact surface, which pressure element can be applied to carry out the welding process with said contact surface on one of the workpieces (20) to be welded to each other, wherein the contact surface has an annular design. A centering ...
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NEW Ultrasound catheter having protective feature against breakage
Flowcardia, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042636

An ultrasound catheter has an elongate flexible catheter body having a lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, and an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the lumen of the catheter body. The ultrasound transmission member has a proximal end that is coupled to a separate ultrasound generating device, and a distal tip that is attached to the distal end of the ultrasound ...
NEW Remotely controlled ultrasound transducer
Pulsenmore Ltd.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042581

A base for an ultrasonic system comprises elements adapted to connect either a smart device or a display device to the base such that the base and smart device can be moved as a single unit. The base also comprises an ultrasonic array with at least one element capable of generating a signal in the range of 1 mhz to 15 mhz ...
NEW Automated ultrasound image measurement system and method
Carestream Health, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042578

An ultrasound method obtains a desired view and/or orientation of the anatomy of interest for an exam using a transducer. The ultrasound image is captured according to a measurement protocol for the exam. An automated measurement tool is initiated according to sensing of an operator action. A measurement from a region of interest of the desired view is obtained. ...
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NEW Acoustic wave image generating apparatus and method
Fujifilm Corporation
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042576

There is provided an acoustic wave image generating apparatus and method capable of obtaining an image with good visibility of a needle. In a case where ultrasound waves having an intensity distribution centered on a first direction are transmitted to a subject, ultrasound echoes return from the subject. Ultrasound echo data indicating the ultrasound echoes are phased and added along ...
NEW Intravascular ultrasound system for co-registered imaging
Acist Medical Systems, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042575

An intravascular ultrasound imaging system comprises a catheter having an elongated body having a distal end and an imaging core arranged to be inserted into the elongated body. The imaging core is arranged to transmit ultrasonic energy pulses and to receive reflected ultrasonic energy pulses. The system further includes an imaging engine coupled to the imaging core and arranged to ...
NEW Medical processing apparatus, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, and medical processing method
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042573

According to one embodiment, a medical processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a body mark that schematically shows a positional relationship of a plurality of structures in a heart. The processing circuitry analyzes image data as analysis targets which are at least two structures in the heart of a subject, the image data ...
NEW Single piece bending neck for an articulating ultrasound probe
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042451

A bending neck comprising a plurality of pivotally connected hollow links is formed by machining a tube to form individual, pivotally connected links. A second tube may be located inside the first tube and simultaneously machined with the first tube. Grooves are formed on opposite sides of the outer surface of the second tube to provide a passageway for control ...
Ultrasound imaging flow vector velocity estimation with directional transverse oscillation
B-k Medical Aps
February 08, 2018 - N°20180038955

An ultrasound imaging system (100) includes a transducer array (102) with plurality of transducer elements (200) configured to transmit an ultrasound signal and receive echoes. Transmit circuitry (104) is configured to excite the transducer elements to transmit the ultrasound signal along a propagation direction. Receive circuitry (106) is configured to receive an echo signal produced in response to the ultrasound signal traversing flowing structure in ...
Ultrasound based configuration detection of a multipart electronic apparatus
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
February 08, 2018 - N°20180038948

In one example, an electronic apparatus comprises a first portion having an ultrasound emitter. The electronic apparatus further comprises a second portion having an ultrasound sensor. The first portion and the second portion are arranged to be movable with respect to each other thereby allowing distance between the ultrasound emitter and the ultrasound sensor to vary. The electronic apparatus further ...
Clutter suppression in ultrasonic imaging systems
Crystalview Medical Imaging Limited
February 08, 2018 - N°20180038947

Methods of ultrasound imaging, some of which comprise: generating one or more transmit beams, wherein the boresight of each of the transmit beams points to a direction associated with a target region generating one or more receive beams using a probe (26) comprising a transducer array (30); for each receive beam or group of receive beams, sampling the received signal one or ...
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Interstitial ultrasonic disposable applicator and method for tissue thermal conformal volume ablation and monitoring the ...
Carthera S.a.s.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036558

An interstitial ultrasound thermal ablation applicator for conformal treatment of an inhomogeneous tumor lesion includes: a body having a longitudinal axis; and a plurality of array transducers mounted on the body, arranged side by side and having azimuth directions parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body, and having outer faces disposed in a polygonal arrangement; the plurality of array ...
High energy visible light-based disinfection of medical components
C. R. Bard, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036443

A disinfection system for use in cleansing one or more medical devices or components that are placed on, in, or in proximity to a patient during a medical procedure is disclosed. Non-limiting examples of a medical component that may be cleansed by the disinfection system include an ultrasound probe or a chest sensor of a catheter placement system. In one ...
Shiny ultrasound gel
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036438

An improved ultrasound gel adapted to have a shiny effect by adding glitter to an ultrasound gel, using a silver, reflective label and using a silver, reflective dispenser closure. This improved ultrasound gel is adapted to a pink lavendula lavender color by using the preservatives as coloring agents. Lavender essential oil is used as a perfume and preservative. The reflective ...
Systems and methods for electrode placement in deep muscles and nerves using ultrasound guidance
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036033

Systems and methods for implanting an electrode under ultrasound guidance in muscle, such as the diaphragm, or near nerve tissue can include inserting under ultrasound guidance a catheter or cannula into a body cavity of the patient proximate the target muscle or near the target nerve tissue; inserting under ultrasound guidance an insertion needle, with the electrode loaded into a ...
Ultrasound contrast agent decorrelation-based signal separation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035979

An apparatus can be used to generate acoustic imaging pulse sequences and receive corresponding echoes elicited by the acoustic imaging pulse sequences. An acoustic radiation force (arf) pulse sequence can be generated to agitate a contrast medium in a tissue region between the acoustic imaging pulse sequences. A decorrelation between images corresponding to the received echoes can be determined. A ...
Ultrasound observation apparatus, method of operating ultrasound observation apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium
Olympus Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035978

An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: a feature calculation unit configured to calculate a plurality of features based on the ultrasound signal; a feature image data generation unit configured to generate feature image data in which a feature of a display target to be displayed together with the ultrasound image, among the plurality of features calculated by the feature calculation unit, ...
Ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe and method of manufacturing ultrasound transducer
Olympus Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035977

An ultrasound transducer includes: piezoelectric elements; a substrate configured to perform input and output of an electric signal with respect to each of the piezoelectric elements; signal input and output electrodes where each signal input and output electrode is provided between each piezoelectric element and the substrate; first backing materials where each first backing material is provided at each of ...
Ultrasound probe
Fujifilm Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035975

An optical fiber guides light output from a light source to an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound probe includes a light guiding section that guides the light from a light input end, which is optically coupled with the optical fiber to a light output end provided in the vicinity of ultrasonic transducers. The light guiding section has a first light guiding ...
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