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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...
8954130 Apparatus and method for irradiating a medium  
A method for irradiating a medium includes irradiating the medium with an electromagnetic wave which is scattered in the medium and modulated in frequency at a position in the medium; obtaining...
8945149 Automated surgical illumination system  
The present invention provides illumination for a surgical procedure. Using an optical tracking system, the illumination is made to automatically track an optical marker on a surgical glove worn...
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...
8926519 Opitcal-acoustic imaging device  
The present invention is a guide wire imaging device for vascular or non-vascular imaging utilizing optic acoustical methods, which device has a profile of less than 1 mm in diameter. The...
8764687 Methods and systems for coupling and focusing acoustic energy using a coupler member  
An exemplary system for coupling acoustic energy using an encapsulated coupler member comprises a display or indicator, a control system, a probe, and a coupler member. This invention provides a...
8647281 Systems and methods for making and using an imaging core of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system  
An imaging assembly for an intravascular ultrasound system includes a catheter, an imaging core, and at least one transducer conductor. The imaging core is insertable into the catheter and...
8560048 Optical ultrasound receiver  
An imaging guidewire can include one or more optical fibers communicating light along the guidewire. At or near its distal end, one or more blazed or other Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs) can direct...
8523774 Fresnel-based beamforming for ultrasonic arrays  
An ultrasonic beamformer may include an input signal line for each ultrasonic transducer element configured to carry a broadband pulse from the ultrasonic element. The ultrasonic beamformer may...
8509880 Handheld portable examination device for diagnostic use  
A portable medical examination device used for cancer detection using tissue illumination with radiation of a certain wavelength band to provide the operator with either reflected images of the...
8491484 Forward looking imaging guidewire  
The systems and methods described herein provide for a forward looking guidewire having a reduced radial cross-section for increased maneuverability and use of the guidewire within more narrow...
8423116 Noninvasive measurements in a human body  
A measurement system and method are presented for use for non-invasive measurements in a human body. Acoustic radiation is applied to a certain illuminated region in the body, with at least two...
8356399 Method for protecting a resonating sensor  
A method of protecting a resonating sensor is described. The protected resonating sensor may include at least one passive ultrasonically excitable resonating sensor unit. Each sensor unit has one...
8333721 Tissue-retaining system 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...
8295904 Micro vein enhancer  
The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature...
8292818 Acoustic lens composition, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus  
Provided is an acoustic lens composition which comprises 40 wt % or more of silicone rubber and 15 to 60 wt % of a zinc oxide powder, suppresses ultrasonic attenuation, and has superior molding...
8231535 Capacitative microfabricated ultrasound transducer-based intravascular ultrasound probes  
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...
8221321 Systems and methods for quantification and classification of fluids in human cavities in ultrasound images  
Ultrasound imaging systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ultrasonography method includes creating a database that is representative of a tissue, a fluid, or a cavity of a body,...
8170649 Arrangement and method for assessing tissue qualities  
An arrangement and method for imaging and/or measuring tissue qualities, such as tissue thickness, tissue surface roughness and degree of tissue fiber linearization. The arrangement includes at...
8162839 Protected passive resonating sensors  
A protected resonating sensor may include at least one resonating sensor unit. Each sensor unit has one or more vibratable members. The protected sensor includes a compliant member that forms part...
8092391 Ultrasonic imaging catheter  
An ultrasonic imaging catheter apparatus and a method of using the same to scan the inner wall of a body lumen. The ultrasonic imaging catheter apparatus comprises: (a) a flexible elongate element...
8088073 Device for the application of acoustic shock waves  
A device, in particular a therapy device, for the application of acoustic shock waves aimed at a region to be treated in a human or animal body and comprising a housing with a coupling surface for...
8057389 Method and system for ultrasound treatment with a multi-directional transducer  
A method and system for ultrasound treatment utilizing a multi-directional transducer to facilitate treatment, such as therapy and/or imaging or other tissue parameter monitoring, in two or more...
8046055 Lymph node detector  
A sentinel lymph node detecting apparatus 1 according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a light source unit 2, illuminating an excitation light 10 and an illumination light 11...
8037766 Method for generation mechanical waves by generation of interfacial acoustic radiation force  
The present invention relates to a method for generating mechanical waves within a viscoelastic medium (11) comprising a step of generating an acoustic radiation force (15) within the viscoelastic...
7976483 Ultrasound assembly with increased efficacy  
A catheter system is disclosed. The catheter system includes a catheter body having an external surface and an ultrasound transducer having a side between a first end and a second end. A first...
7914458 Capacitive microfabricated ultrasound transducer-based intravascular ultrasound probes  
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...
7909766 Systems and methods for improving the imaging resolution of an imaging transducer  
The present invention is generally directed towards an imaging transducer assembly. Generally, the imaging transducer assembly includes an imaging transducer located within the lumen of a sheath,...
7883468 Medical system having an ultrasound source and an acoustic coupling medium  
An ultrasound medical system has an end effector including a medical ultrasound transducer and an acoustic coupling medium. The acoustic coupling medium has a transducer-proximal surface and a...
7844093 Ultrasound image enhancement and speckle mitigation method  
A method for enhancing an ultrasound image is provided, wherein the ultrasound image is segmented into a feature region and a non-feature region, while sufficiently utilizing features contained in...
7828737 Acoustic lens and ultrasonic probe using the lens  
The invention has a structure, in an acoustic lens for an ultrasonic probe comprising leg portions which are connected by a planar shape, and a lens portion which is provided on the leg portions...
7824347 System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for...
7806827 Ultrasound breast screening device  
An ultrasound breast imaging assembly includes first and second compression plates angled with respect to one another, a breast compression area defined between the first and second compression...
7806892 Tissue-retaining system 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...
7770689 Lens for concentrating low frequency ultrasonic energy  
Disclosed is an ultrasonic lens configuration permitting the production of an acoustic field from low frequency ultrasound waves with predictable regions of energy concentration. The lens...
7635334 Dynamic sub-array mapping systems and methods for ultrasound imaging  
Elements within each of a plurality of sub-arrays are dynamically grouped as a function of the steering direction. The dynamic grouping allows for partial beamforming with more similar delays...
7618373 Microfabricated ultrasonic transducer array for 3-D imaging and method of operating the same  
A capacitive microfabricated transducer array used for 3-D imaging, with a relatively large elevation dimension and a bias control of the elevation aperture in space and time, confers the same...
7517317 Subarray forming system and method for ultrasound  
Different subarray combinations are provided for ultrasound imaging. A basic building block component supports different subarray sizes. Rather than providing a switching network for all possible...
7494469 Connection apparatus and method for controlling an ultrasound probe  
A connection apparatus and method for controlling an ultrasound probe are provided. The ultrasound probe includes a first chamber, a second chamber and a sealing member between the first and...
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...
7410464 Wave generating device  
A wave generating device including a wave transducer adapted to generate an energy wave, and a beam shaping device defined by revolution of a curve about an axis of revolution, the curve being...
7258674 Ultrasonic treatment and imaging of adipose tissue  
A system for the destruction of adipose tissue utilizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) within a patient's body. The system comprises a controller for data storage and the operation and...
7115094 Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasonic imaging method  
An ultrasonic probe is disclosed for reducing the influence of electromagnetic wave leakage to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device even when the probe is inside the MRI gantry. The...
6926673 Optical tracking systems  
A method of tracking the position and orientation of an ultrasound beam emitted from an ultrasound probe. The method includes the steps of storing a model of the visible object in a memory of an...
6730037 Vascular catheter having low-profile distal end  
An ultrasonic imaging catheter comprises a catheter body having a distal region and proximal region. The distal region has a reduced cross-sectional area compared to that of the proximal region,...
6544184 Imaging with reduced artifacts for medical diagnostic ultrasound  
Line synthesis avoids artifacts from differences in collateral destruction of contrast agent. Data representing a plurality of scan lines is received in response to each transmit event....
6526297 Method and apparatus for quantifying the hypnotic component of the depth of anesthesia by monitoring changes in optical scattering properties of brain tissue  
A method/apparatus for non-invasively measuring a neurological activity state in the brain of a subject to ascertain, for example, the state of the hypnotic component of the subject's anesthesia....
H002049 Differential property sensitive acoustic lens  
A differential property sensitive acoustic lens for non-destructive materials evaluation is described which in a preferred embodiment comprises first and second substantially semicylindrical...
6390978 Imaging method for determining a physical or chemical condition of tissue in human or animal bodies, and system for carrying out the method  
In an imaging method and a system for determining a physical or chemical condition of tissue in a human or animal body using ultrasound at least one ultrasonic pulse in the diagnostic frequency...
6264608 Acoustic therapy apparatus comprising a source of therapeutic acoustic waves and an ultrasound locating means  
An acoustic therapy apparatus has a source of therapeutic acoustic waves and an ultrasound locating means with an ultrasound transducer, wherein the source and the ultrasound transducer are...

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