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9030908 Programmable wavelet tree  
An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, a demultiplexer is configured to receive an input signal, and each of a plurality of sample buffers are coupled to the demultiplexer. A first...
9019795 Method of object tracking using sonar imaging  
An object is measured to record the relative surface coordinates. Then, a portion of the object “the front side” immersed in a fluid is imaged by directing a sonar pulse at the object and...
9007869 Ultrasound imaging system  
An ultrasonic imaging system for generating an ultrasonic image of a motion status of an object according to at least an ultrasonic motion signal generated by detecting the motion of the object is...
8929174 Acoustic wave imaging apparatus and acoustic wave imaging method  
An acoustic wave imaging apparatus has a phase aligning unit, which aligns phases of received signals obtained by a plurality of acoustic wave receiving elements. A complex signal acquiring unit...
8848482 Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus  
An ultrasound probe connected to an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus configured to transmit an ultrasound beam to a target object is provided. The ultrasound probe includes a switching unit...
8834369 Receive beamformer for ultrasound  
A method of ultrasound receive beamforming includes receiving a first plurality of sensing signals from target tissue, forming a first plurality of digital sensing signals, and data processing the...
8791791 Sea-based security arch for identifying shipping contraband  
The invention discloses devices and methods for analyzing inbound and outbound ships for illegal or dangerous cargo or persons. An arch is generally placed several kilometers from shore, the arch...
8725842 Smart watch  
A smart watch is provided. The smart watch includes a band unit, a network unit, a display unit and a control unit. The band unit is configured to be worn on a user's wrist. The smart watch...
8670287 Ultrasound apparatus  
A storage unit (106) stores pieces of information regarding intensities of ultrasound waves detected by multiple oscillators (101) in time series. The multiple oscillators (101) receives an...
8531911 Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium  
In a feature data space including a first coordinate system that contains at least some of sets of feature data being respectively extracted for known specimens as its coordinate components an...
8407008 For in-field control module for managing wireless seismic data acquisition systems and related methods  
An exemplary system for managing the deployment of a seismic data acquisition system uses a module configured to execute a plurality of task in the field by receiving one or more seismic devices....
8358559 System and method for imaging  
An imaging device is provided, comprising: a decorrelation circuit configured to receive K initial imaging signals and to perform a decorrelation operation on K initial imaging signals,...
8248885 Sub-beam forming receiver circuitry for ultrasound system  
Multi-channel receiver circuitry for a sub-beam forming receiver of an ultrasound system in which digital filtering, down-sampling and successive data storage circuitry impose programmable fine...
8189427 Clutter signal filtering for doppler signal  
Embodiments for filtering clutter signal from Doppler signal in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a Doppler signal acquiring unit may transmit and receive ultrasound signals...
8164983 Fish finder  
A method, system, and apparatus are provided for focused ultrasonic acoustic imaging of objects within a body of water. Echo soundings are collected, produced by an ultrasonic transmitter and...
8125851 Apparatus and method for controlling acoustic radiation pattern output through array of speakers  
Provided are an apparatus and method for controlling an acoustic radiation pattern output through an array of speakers. The apparatus stores a plurality of filter values for forming a plurality of...
8072839 Hand-held acoustic camera  
An acoustic camera includes an acoustic transmitter disposed at one longitudinal end of a housing. The transmitter has a convex radiating surface. A diameter of the transmitter is about four times...
8023359 System and method for converting scan data  
An ultrasound device generates polar-coordinate image data divided up into an (N×M) array of polar-coordinate image data blocks; a first external memory configured to store the (N×M) array of data...
8018792 Method of constructing environmental map using sonar sensors  
Disclosed herein is a method of constructing an environmental map using sonar sensors. The method includes the steps of checking whether conflict cells have occurred using input sonar sensor data;...
7920440 Method for real-time calculation of receive focusing parameters for beamforming and apparatus thereof  
A method and an apparatus for real-time calculation of receive focusing parameters for beamforming are provided. The apparatus is coupled to the signal input end of the receive beamforming module...
7859941 Transmit apodization control for microbeamformers  
Apodization control techniques for a microbeamformer including a plurality of microbeamformer channels each including a transducer, a microbeamformer transmitter for driving the transducer, a...
7850625 Method and apparatus for monitoring labor parameter  
A method for early detection of a pregnancy complication, including touching a position sensor to a point on a fetal presenting part of a fetus in a mother, and capturing a position of the...
7806825 Diagnostic signal processing method and system  
A signal processing utility is disclosed involving time-to-frequency domain transforms for applications including medical diagnostic signal processing. Such transforms can be used to define a...
7804736 Delay controller for ultrasound receive beamformer  
An ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer having an array of elements and a beam origin located between two adjacent elements, each of the elements for converting received energy into...
7800979 Beamforming method and apparatus used in ultrasonic imaging system  
The present invention relates to a beamforming method used in an ultrasonic imaging system, the method comprises: receiving the reflected echo signal from the reception my by the transducer...
7736312 Acoustic monitoring system  
An acoustic monitoring system that is able to verify the success or failure of the positional adjustment of a valve without the need for additional energy during non-invasive reprogramming is...
7706586 Real-time structure suppression in ultrasonically scanned volumes  
Certain embodiments of the present invention include methods, systems, and computer readable media for real-time structure suppression in ultrasonically scanned volumes. A method includes...
7678048 Medical diagnostic ultrasound system and method  
A medical diagnostic ultrasound system comprises several subsystems, such as a transmit beamformer, a receive beamformer, a B-mode processor, a Doppler processor and a scan converter. These...
7679988 Sound-wave imaging method and apparatus  
An ultrasound imaging method including an emission step during which an array of transducers is caused to emit at an ultrasound wave focused in a target medium by causing the excitation wave to...
7532541 Object detection using acoustic imaging  
Embodiments of the present invention include methods and apparatus for the detection of objects using acoustic imaging. Vibrational resonance characteristics of man-made objects may be...
7495994 Continuous, continental-shelf-scale monitoring of fish populations and behavior  
Areal population density and detailed behavior of fish schools and their interaction are continuously monitored over continental-shelf-scale areas spanning thousands of square kilometers by ocean...
7491169 Ultrasonic apparatus and method to assess compartment syndrome  
A process and apparatus for measuring pressure buildup in a body compartment that encases muscular tissue. The method includes assessing the body compartment configuration and identifying the...
7466628 Method of constructing mathematical representations of objects from reflected sonar signals  
Data recorded by directing a single sonar beam pulse towards a surface, and recording the reflected sonar signals with a large plurality of detectors, is used to generate a mathematical...
7366053 System and method for imaging and tracking contacts within a medium  
A system for processing one or more detection signals from an acoustic signal detection system to image and track one or more contacts within a medium including a computer configured to receive...
7315485 System and method for target classification and clutter rejection in low-resolution imagery  
A system and method of determining a classification of at least one underwater object is provided. The method includes generating at least one low-resolution imagery of an object from a plurality...
7301851 Underway hull survey system  
A method and survey system for inspecting hulls of ships has a base portion and side portions defining an inspection channel in water. Sonar is mounted on the side portions transmitting acoustic...
7221621 System and method for identification and quantification of sonar targets in a liquid medium  
A system and method for identifying and quantifying targets within a liquid medium. A raw sidescan sonar image is collected. A region of interest is separated from the image. An image...
7164618 Dual unit eidetic topographer  
An underwater detection system that uses two remote vessels in proximity to an object of interest in order to accurately obtain a 3D image of that object. One of the vessels is stationary and...
7123546 Processing technique for forward looking sonar  
A processing technique and transducer field of view architecture for use as part of an imaging sonar system to develop three-dimensional images of the space below, to the sides, and forward of a ship.
6926671 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method combines dynamically focused reception and coded transmission/reception technologies by inexpensive circuitry. A receive aperture is divided into smaller...
6903999 System and method for estimating seismic material properties  
A method for estimating near-surface material properties in the vicinity of a locally dense group of seismic receivers is disclosed. The method includes receiving seismic data that has been...
6876597 Channeled wavefield transformer  
The channeled wavefield transformer enables multi-dimensional wavefield signal processing which leads to significant expansion of the engineering field of electronic signal processing. The term...
6873569 Method, system and probe for obtaining images  
The process, the imaging system and the probe are intended to obtain images by way of waves emitted by an antenna after reflection of these waves at the level of a target-like assembly illuminated...
6870791 Acoustic portal detection system  
Airports and other public places require security measures for the screening of human subjects for illicit objects and materials concealed from view beneath clothing. However, at present most of...
6798715 Biomimetic sonar system and method  
The Biomimetic Sonar invention ensonifies submerged objects, digitizes acoustic images reflected from the ensonified objects, and classifies and stores the digitized images using electronic...
6700832 Method and apparatus for passive acoustic imaging using a horizontal line array  
An apparatus for processing passive acoustic signals received on a horizontal line array that were either emitted from an underwater object or echo returned from an object, is proposed to display...
6648824 Ultrasound imaging system for performing receiving focusing at points corresponding to display pixels and method thereof  
All RF data received by transducers in response to an ultrasonic signal that was transmit-focused on a point along a predetermined scan lines are stored to compute display data for those points of...
6471389 Dynamic delay curve generator for ultrasonic imaging system  
A dynamic delay curve generation method for an ultrasonic imaging system having the following steps: (1) obtaining three initial values of K0, N0 and φ1 from a parameter decoder, where K0 is the...
6377514 Acoustic lens-based swimmer's sonar  
An acoustic/video processing stack of a plurality of substantially identical acoustic/video processing stacks is provided for attachment to a processing stack backplane and which together generate...
6301192 Method for generating 2 and 3-dimensional fluid meshes for structural/acoustic finite element analysis in infinite medium  
The present invention relates to a method for generating 2 and 3-dimensional fluid meshes for structural/acoustic finite element analysis in an infinite medium. The method broadly comprises the...

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