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Number: 600/472
Name: Surgery > Diagnostic testing > Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation > Ultrasonic > Structure of transducer or probe assembly > With beam directing or shaping means in the wave path (e.g., lens, reflector)
Description: Subject matter wherein the transducer or probe assembly has additional means carried thereon which functions to direct or shape a beam generated by the wave generating means.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8647281 Systems and methods for making and using an imaging core of an intravascular ultrasound imaging system Feb. 11, 2014
8560048 Optical ultrasound receiver Oct. 15, 2013
8523774 Fresnel-based beamforming for ultrasonic arrays Sep. 3, 2013
8509880 Handheld portable examination device for diagnostic use Aug. 13, 2013
8491484 Forward looking imaging guidewire Jul. 23, 2013
8423116 Noninvasive measurements in a human body Apr. 16, 2013
8356399 Method for protecting a resonating sensor Jan. 22, 2013
8333721 Tissue-retaining system for ultrasound medical treatment Dec. 18, 2012
8292818 Acoustic lens composition, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Oct. 23, 2012
8295904 Micro vein enhancer Oct. 23, 2012
8231535 Capacitative microfabricated ultrasound transducer-based intravascular ultrasound probes Jul. 31, 2012
8221321 Systems and methods for quantification and classification of fluids in human cavities in ultrasound images Jul. 17, 2012
8170649 Arrangement and method for assessing tissue qualities May. 1, 2012
8162839 Protected passive resonating sensors Apr. 24, 2012
8092391 Ultrasonic imaging catheter Jan. 10, 2012
8088073 Device for the application of acoustic shock waves Jan. 3, 2012
8057389 Method and system for ultrasound treatment with a multi-directional transducer Nov. 15, 2011
8046055 Lymph node detector Oct. 25, 2011
7976483 Ultrasound assembly with increased efficacy Jul. 12, 2011
7914458 Capacitive microfabricated ultrasound transducer-based intravascular ultrasound probes Mar. 29, 2011
7909766 Systems and methods for improving the imaging resolution of an imaging transducer Mar. 22, 2011
7883468 Medical system having an ultrasound source and an acoustic coupling medium Feb. 8, 2011
7844093 Ultrasound image enhancement and speckle mitigation method Nov. 30, 2010
7828737 Acoustic lens and ultrasonic probe using the lens Nov. 9, 2010
7824347 System for marking a location for treatment within the gastrointestinal tract Nov. 2, 2010
7806827 Ultrasound breast screening device Oct. 5, 2010
7806892 Tissue-retaining system for ultrasound medical treatment Oct. 5, 2010
7770689 Lens for concentrating low frequency ultrasonic energy Aug. 10, 2010
7635334 Dynamic sub-array mapping systems and methods for ultrasound imaging Dec. 22, 2009
7618373 Microfabricated ultrasonic transducer array for 3-D imaging and method of operating the same Nov. 17, 2009
7517317 Subarray forming system and method for ultrasound Apr. 14, 2009
7494469 Connection apparatus and method for controlling an ultrasound probe Feb. 24, 2009
7491172 Connection apparatus and method for controlling an ultrasound probe Feb. 17, 2009
7491169 Ultrasonic apparatus and method to assess compartment syndrome Feb. 17, 2009
7410464 Wave generating device Aug. 12, 2008
7258674 Ultrasonic treatment and imaging of adipose tissue Aug. 21, 2007
7115094 Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasonic imaging method Oct. 3, 2006
7043291 Fluorescence image display apparatus May. 9, 2006
6926673 Optical tracking systems Aug. 9, 2005
6881189 Ultrasonic receiving apparatus and ultrasonic receiving method Apr. 19, 2005
6730037 Vascular catheter having low-profile distal end May. 4, 2004
6635018 Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus Oct. 21, 2003
6544184 Imaging with reduced artifacts for medical diagnostic ultrasound Apr. 8, 2003
6526297 Method and apparatus for quantifying the hypnotic component of the depth of anesthesia by monitoring changes in optical scattering properties of brain tissue Feb. 25, 2003
H2049 Differential property sensitive acoustic lens Oct. 1, 2002
6457365 Method and apparatus for ultrasonic imaging Oct. 1, 2002
6390978 Imaging method for determining a physical or chemical condition of tissue in human or animal bodies, and system for carrying out the method May. 21, 2002
6264608 Acoustic therapy apparatus comprising a source of therapeutic acoustic waves and an ultrasound locating means Jul. 24, 2001
6234971 Vascular catheter having low-profile distal end May. 22, 2001
6210331 Confocal ultrasonic imaging system Apr. 3, 2001

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