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


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Systems and methods for providing private sound from a wagering gaming machine via modulated ultrasound
Igt Canada Solutions Ulc
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294072

An electronic wagering gaming machine system is provided, comprising a display, one or more input controls, one or more ultrasound emitters and at least one sensor configured to detect the location of a person in proximity to the display. Control circuitry is configured to execute wagering game software that receives input commands entered via the input control(s), to display ...
Angle independent velocity spectrum determination
B-k Medical Aps
October 12, 2017 - N°20170293029

An ultrasound imaging system (100) includes a transducer array (102) that emits an ultrasound beam and produces at least one transverse pulse-echo field that oscillates in a direction transverse to the emitted ultrasound beam and that receive echoes produced in response thereto and a spectral velocity estimator (110) that determines a velocity spectrum for flowing structure, which flows at an angle of 90 degrees ...
Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method of operating the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus
Sogang University Research Foundation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170293023

Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus that may include a data acquisition unit that acquires ultrasound data based on received echo signals from an object; and a processor that may estimate a center frequency of the ultrasound data and, based on the center frequency, perform pulse compression on the ultrasound data to generate short signals from elongated signals.
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Direct formation of gold nanoparticles using ultrasound
Sandia Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170291224

The invention provides a green chemistry, aqueous method to synthesize gold nanoparticles directly from bulk gold sources. The method involves the ultrasonication of bulk gold in water in the presence of an alkythiol species and a quaternary ammonium surfactant. An organic bilayer forms on the surface of the gold which renders it susceptible to material ejection from the violent collapse ...
Ultrasound deep brain stimulation method and system
Shenzhen Institutes Of Advanced Technology Chinese Academy Of Sciences
October 12, 2017 - N°20170291044

An ultrasound deep brain stimulation method and system, the ultrasound deep brain stimulation method comprises: medically imaging a head of an animal or a human being, to generate image data; creating a head 3d digital model according to the image data; creating a 3d digital model of an ultrasound transducer array according to structure, density and acoustic parameters information of ...
Devices and methods for treatment of tissue
Gynesonics, Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290627

Delivery systems, and methods using the same, having an ultrasound viewing window for improved imaging and a needle for ablation treatment of target tissues. In an embodiment, the target tissue is a fibroid within a female's uterus. In an embodiment, the delivery system includes a rigid shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and an axial passage extending through ...
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Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method of controlling the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus
Sogang University Research Foundation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290568

An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method of controlling the same are provided. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes an ultrasound probe configured to transmit an ultrasound signal to an object and receive an ultrasound echo signal from the object to form a reception signal; a body configured to receive the reception signal from the ultrasound probe and process the reception ...
Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and ultrasound probe maintenance apparatus
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290567

According to one embodiment, an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a storage, a comparison function, and an evaluation function. The storage is provided in an ultrasound probe, and stores., in advance, an initial value of transmitting/receiving sensitivity measured with respect to each channel, of the ultrasound probe. The comparison function compares transmitting/receiving sensitivity newly measured with the initial value. ...
Ultrasound probe
Konica Minolta, Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290565

An ultrasound probe of the present invention includes: a piezoelectric element configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic wave; a casing that houses the piezoelectric element; and an acoustic medium liquid that fills a space between the piezoelectric element and the casing, and contains an aromatic compound or a substituted derivative thereof
Ultrasonic probe attachment, ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic inspection apparatus and ultrasonic inspection method
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290564

An attachment for ultrasound probe, an ultrasound probe, an ultrasound inspecting apparatus, and an ultrasound inspecting method are provided. The attachment for ultrasound probe includes an acoustic matching element provided on a transceiver of an ultrasound probe and deformed based on a surface of an inspection target when the ultrasound probe scans the surface of the inspection target; a medium ...
Automatic tracking and registration of ul trasound probe using optica shape sensing without tip fixation
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290563

A registration device includes an attachment piece (106) configured to conform with and attach to an imaging probe (102), in particular an internal or external ultrasound probe such as a tee probe. A pathway (105) formed in or on the attachment piece is configured to receive an optical shape sensing device (oss fiber) such that the optical shape sensing device can free float (...
Ultrasound catheter for imaging and blood flow measurement
Volcano Corporation
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290562

Rotational intravascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments are directed to transducer mounting configurations that enable polymer piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasonic transducers (pmuts) to be used with a doppler color flow rotational ivus imaging system. In one embodiment, a rotational intravascular ultrasound (ivus) device includes: a flexible elongate body; a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pmut) coupled ...
Medical device imagable by ultrasound
Covidien Lp
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290561

A medical device includes a structural element comprising an outer surface and a material on the outer surface of the structural element. The material defines void spaces containing a gas entrained within the void spaces. The material, upon contact with physiological fluid, is configured to release the gas in an amount sufficient for the gas to be imaged by ultrasound.
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Optical coherence elastography to assess biomechanics and detect progression of ocular and other tissues degenerative ...
University Of Houston System
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290503

An excitation force (internal or external) and phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (oce) system, used in conjunction with a data analyzing algorithm, is capable of measuring and quantifying biomechanical parameters of tissues in situ and in vivo. The method was approbated and demonstrated on an example of the system that combines a pulsed ultrasound system capable of producing an acoustic radiation ...
System and method for generating spatial sound using ultrasound
Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170289722

A novel system and method for spatial sound generation is disclosed. A system and method for generating bodiless mid-air speakers includes the steps of: generating a modulated signal by modulating an ultrasonic carrier signal with an audio signal, determining a phase delay value for each ultrasonic transducer of an array of ultrasonic transducers with respect to one or more focal ...
Ultrasonic transducer
Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170289701

Ultrasonic transducers that are capable of generating increased levels of ultrasound, as well as receiving ultrasonic waves with increased sensitivity. The ultrasonic transducers include a back cover, a protective front cover, a backplate, and a vibrator film layer disposed between the backplate and the protective front cover. The backplate includes a plurality of grooves formed on a surface thereof facing ...
Collective process for ultrasound transducers
General Electric Company
October 05, 2017 - N°20170288638

The present disclosure relates to the bulk manufacture of transducer arrays, including arrays having at least one 3d printed (or otherwise additive manufactured) acoustic matching layers. In certain implementations, the manufactured transducers include a composite-piezoelectric transducer on a de-matching layer. In one implementation, by producing multiple arrays at once on a common carrier, and by using direct-deposit additive processes for ...
Spoof detection by ultrasonic subdermal probe
Qualcomm Incorporated
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285157

Methods and systems of determining whether an object is alive, and therefore part of a live individual, are described. An object having an outer surface (e. G. A friction-ridge surface of a finger) and internal parts (e. G. Tissue layer, papillae, blood vessels, fat, muscle, nail and bone) is scanned by a system having a transmitter, receiver and computer. One ...
Ultrasound imaging methods and systems
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285156

An ultrasound imaging system may include a probe, a transmitting circuit which may excite the probe to transmit ultrasound beams towards a scanning target in at least three ultrasound propagation directions; a receiving circuit and a beamforming unit which may respectively receive the echoes of the ultrasound beams in the ultrasound propagation directions to obtain the echo signals in each ...
Multilevel bipolar pulser
Butterfly Network, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285155

Circuitry for ultrasound devices is described. A multilevel pulser is described, which can provide bipolar pulses of multiple levels. The multilevel pulser includes a pulsing circuit and pulser and feedback circuit. Symmetric switches are also described. The symmetric switches can be positioned as inputs to ultrasound receiving circuitry to block signals from the receiving circuitry.
Serial interface for parameter transfer in an ultrasound device
Butterfly Network, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285152

Circuitry for ultrasound devices is described. A multi-level pulser is described, which can support time-domain and spatial apodization. The multi-level pulser may be controlled through a software-defined waveform generator. In response to the execution of a computer code, the waveform generator may access master segments from a memory, and generate a stream of packets directed to pulsing circuits. The stream ...
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