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9039624 Ultrasonic HIFU transducer with non-magnetic conductive vias  
A high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a piezoelectric array with a layer of piezoelectric material having a patient-facing front surface and a back surface, the front...
9039625 Head unit, ultrasonic probe, electronic instrument, and diagnostic device  
A head unit for an ultrasonic probe includes a connecting section, an element chip and a storing section. The connecting section is configured to electrically connect the head unit to a probe main...
9039626 Medical device with means to improve transmission of torque along a rotational drive shaft  
The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe/medical device having a frictional element integrated therewith for reducing non-uniform rotational distortion near the distal end...
9033889 Methods, assemblies, and devices for positioning a catheter tip using an ultrasonic imaging system  
A catheter assembly includes an elongated member having an ultrasonic beacon disposed adjacent to a distal end portion of the elongated member, a power supply releasably attachable adjacent to the...
9033879 Portable imaging system with remote accessibility  
A portable ultrasound imaging system is provided. The system includes a probe for acquiring ultrasound image data. A memory stores the acquired ultrasound image data. A processor generates an...
9028417 Ultrasound emission element  
There is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention an ultrasound catheter for intrabody medical therapy comprising; an element adapted to emit ultrasound energy; at...
9022941 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and carrier signal generating circuit  
In order to simplify a manufacturing process and reduce cost and power consumption by providing an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus including a carrier signal generating circuit excellent in IC...
9022939 Microbubble generating technique for phase aberration correction  
Method and system for ultrasound imaging of body tissue in which a focused ultrasound (FUS) transducer (20) is oriented relative to the body such that ultrasonic waves generated by the FUS...
9022940 Handheld imaging devices and related methods  
A monitoring device can be configured to facilitate intra-tissue inspection of a probe at a target region, the monitoring device comprising a housing, a transducer coupled to the housing, and a...
9017262 Systems and methods for connection to a transducer in ultrasound probes  
Methods and systems for connection to a transducer in ultrasound probes are provided. One connection arrangement includes a connector having a transducer connection portion configured to couple to...
9011340 Enhanced ultrasound image display  
Using specialized cardiac catheters for image acquisition, features of the heart are readily identifiable on an ultrasound image, based on a previously generated electrical activation map of the...
9005144 Tissue-retaining systems for ultrasound medical treatment  
An ultrasound medical treatment system includes an end effector insertable into a patient. The end effector includes a tissue-retaining device. The tissue-retaining device includes a first...
8998814 Diagnostic ultrasound apparatus  
A novel diagnostic ultrasound apparatus has a plurality of ultrasound probes 1, delay means pairs 4 and 7 arranged respectively in the plurality of ultrasound probes to electronically delay the...
8992447 Energetic modulation of nerves  
A system for applying focused ultrasound energy to a nerve surrounding an artery of a patient includes a piezoelectric array comprising a plurality of piezoelectric elements, a controller...
8986211 Energetic modulation of nerves  
A method to deliver focused ultrasound energy from a position outside a skin of a patient to a nerve surrounding a blood vessel, includes placing the patient on a table in a substantially flat...
8986212 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus  
The present disclosure provides an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a fastening part having a band shape and wound around a diagnosis object, and a...
8986213 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe includes: a plurality of piezoelectric elements separated from each other by a gap; and an acoustic matching layer formed of a rubber elastic material on a surface of each of...
8975713 Ultasound probe providing dual backing layer  
Disclosed is an ultrasonic probe comprising: CMUT cells (13) that mutually convert ultrasonic waves and electrical signals; a semiconductor substrate (15) that has a plurality of the CMUT cells...
8974393 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe, from which heat generated in an integrated circuit which is bonded to a cMUT is released, is provided. The ultrasonic probe includes a transducer which is configured to...
8974392 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe has an organism contact portion that is shaped for use along a comparatively large curvature and can easily be used while closely contacting an organism. The probe includes a...
8977013 Biometric sensor and method for generating a three-dimensional representation of a portion of a finger  
One embodiment includes a biometric sensor for generating a three-dimensional representation of a portion of a finger, the finger comprising a three-dimensional structure including a surface...
8974446 Ultrasound ablation apparatus with discrete staggered ablation zones  
An ablation apparatus comprises an ultrasonic transducer which includes a piezoelectric element having a cylindrical shape; a plurality of external electrodes disposed on the outer surface of the...
8968204 System and method of perivascular pressure and flow measurement  
A system and method for measuring fluid flow and pressure in a flexible conduit is disclosed. An embodiment of the system and method uses an ultrasound sensor for determining volume of flow and a...
8968205 Sub-aperture control in high intensity focused ultrasound  
Sub-aperture control is provided for high intensity focused ultrasound. Test transmissions are made sequentially from different sub-apertures. The tissue response at the focal regions is...
8968591 Organic piezoelectric material, ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe, and ultrasound medical diagnostic imaging system  
Disclosed is an organic piezoelectric material which has excellent piezoelectric characteristics and excellent handling properties. Also disclosed are an ultrasound transducer using the organic...
8961424 Ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus  
An ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus executing lighting-on and lighting-off of a lighting device by detecting an identification (ID) data of a probe or an operation on an operation panel. The...
8961421 Transmit/receive circuitry for ultrasound systems  
A transceiver for use in an ultrasound system is provided. The transceiver is configured to operate in a transmit mode and a receive mode. The transceiver comprises a high voltage switch, a low...
8961422 Ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic probe that can be relatively easily manufactured and has a desired ultrasonic radiation surface. The ultrasonic probe includes: plural supporting materials, each having a principal...
8961423 Ultrasound catheter apparatus  
Ultrasound catheter devices and methods of the present invention generally provide for ablation and/or disruption of vascular occlusions. An ultrasound transmission member, such as a wire,...
8952595 Micro-electro-mechanical transducers  
Some examples include at least one capacitive micro-electro-mechanical transducer (cMUT). For instance, the cMUT may include a substrate, a plate, and a resilient structure therebetween. In some...
8945013 Real time ultrasound probe  
An external ultrasound probe assembly capable of scanning a three-dimensional volume is provided. The ultrasound probe assembly contains a plurality of ultrasonic transducers disposed along a...
8945014 Integrated multi-rail imaging system  
An imaging system includes a plurality of elongated rails, a scanhead assembly, and a small animal mount assembly. The scanhead assembly is mounted to be moveable in a linear bidirectional manner...
8939911 Ultrasonic probe and apparatus for obtaining ultrasonic image  
The ultrasonic probe comprises an ultrasonic transducer section in which a plural of ultrasonic transducers arranged in a row in the scanning direction, an acoustic lens and a low attenuation...
8939908 Ultrasonic blood vessel inspecting apparatus  
An ultrasonic blood vessel inspecting apparatus provided with a longitudinal cross sectional blood vessel image generating portion configured to generate a longitudinal cross sectional image of a...
8936553 Devices, systems, and methods for visualizing an occluded vessel  
Embodiments of the present disclosure are configured to visualize severe blockages in a vessel and, in particular, chronic total occlusions in blood vessels. In some particular embodiments, the...
8936554 Method and system for ultrasonic imaging of an organ in a patient's body through a part of the patient's respiratory tract  
The invention relates to a method for ultrasonic imaging of an organ in a patient's body through a part of the patient's respiratory tract, including: arranging an ultrasonic imaging device in or...
8932223 Catheter for intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging  
A design and a fabrication method for an intravascular imaging and therapeutic catheters for combined ultrasound, photoacoustic, and elasticity imaging and for optical and/or acoustic therapy of...
8932222 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and system using an ultrasonic probe  
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus has an ultrasonic probe for transmitting and receiving an ultrasonic wave at a group of a plurality of ultrasonic vibrators arranged in an array form to and from...
8932226 Intravascular ultrasound probes with wave-emitting device and reflector  
An ultrasound catheter is described herein for insertion into a cavity such as a blood vessel to facilitate imaging within a vasculature. The catheter comprises an elongate flexible shaft, a...
8926518 Scanning dental ultrasonography probe  
A dental ultrasonography probe includes a probe tip having a scanning ultrasonography transducer that generates a narrow beam ultrasonic transmission signal over a sequence of beam angles, that...
8926512 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasonic velocity optimization method  
A resolution optimization unit determines an optimal sound velocity corresponding to a tissue component at each position in a scan slice, and calculates a reception delay time or the like for each...
8926517 Flexible micro-electro-mechanical transducer  
A curved or bendable micro-electro-mechanical transducer (such as the cMUT) is disclosed. The transducer has a plurality of transducer elements built on a substrate. The substrate has a slot below...
8930169 Capacitive ultrasonic transducer and endo cavity ultrasonic diagnosis system using the same  
A capacitive ultrasonic transducer (c-MUT) comprising a silicon substrate and a transducer element which comprises transducer cells, each of which is constituted by a first electrode equipped on...
8923949 Transesophageal echocardiography capsule  
An imaging system, including a capsule, configured to enter an esophagus of a patient, having an ultrasonic transducer configured to image tissue of the patient. The system further includes an...
8911376 Array of electroacoustic transducers and electronic probe for three-dimensional imaging  
An electroacoustic transducer assembly and probe for emitting and receiving acoustic radiation beams. The transducer assembly comprising an array of electroacoustic transducers composed of a...
8905935 Ultrasonic surgical apparatus  
A treatment portion includes a treatment region which treats a treatment part with a liquid which has flowed out from a distal end opening portion and with ultrasonic vibrations while the...
8905934 Ultrasound transducer, ultrasound probe, and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus  
Object is that an output sound pressure at transmission or an output voltage at reception of a predetermined higher resonance component becomes higher than those of the primary resonance...
8900150 Intracardiac imaging system utilizing a multipurpose catheter  
A three dimensional physiological mapping system utilizing an intracardiac echo catheter capable of being located in six degrees of freedom by a visualization, navigation, or mapping system. An...
8900148 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus  
The ultrasound probe transmits and receives ultrasonic waves in different directions and the diagnostic apparatus body combines a plurality of images captured in the different directions of...
8900152 Ultrasound endoscope  
An ultrasound endoscope having an ultrasound probe that is provided at a rigid portion at a distal end of an insertion portion, a cable that transmits electrical signals to and from the ultrasound...