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Inventor:
Wildes; Douglas Glenn
Address:
Ballston Lake, NY
No. of patents:
21
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8057397 Navigation and imaging system sychronized with respiratory and/or cardiac activity November 15, 2011
An imaging and navigation system is disclosed herein. The imaging and navigation system includes a computer and an ultrasonic imaging device disposed at least partially within an ultrasound catheter. The ultrasonic imaging device is connected to the computer and is adapted to obtain a
7775982 Method and system for sub-aperture processing August 17, 2010
A transducer assembly is provided including a transducer array comprising a plurality `M` of transducer elements and a sub-aperture processor comprising a plurality `P` of input channels and an output channel. The plurality `P` of input channels is coupled to the `M` transducer elements
7766833 Ablation array having independently activated ablation elements August 3, 2010
A system for imaging and providing therapy to one or more regions of interest is presented. The system includes an imaging and therapy catheter configured to image an anatomical region to facilitate assessing need for therapy in one or more regions within the anatomical region and de
7731516 Connector system for engaging a portion of a plug within a receptacle June 8, 2010
An cable connector system is provided. A receptacle for the connector system includes a pair of opposing compression plates and at least one rotatable member configured to move the opposing compression plates as the rotatable member rotates. The compression plates cause contact with a
7694406 Method for forming a composite structure of backing material for use in a transducer assembly April 13, 2010
A composite structure of a backing material with enhanced conductivity for use in a transducer is presented. The composite structure includes a plurality of layers of backing material alternatingly arranged with a plurality of thermal conductive elements, wherein the plurality of the
7622848 Transducer assembly with z-axis interconnect November 24, 2009
A composite structure of a z-axis interconnect is presented. The composite structure includes a plurality of layers of backing material alternatingly arranged between a plurality of interconnect layers, where the plurality of interconnect layers is configured to facilitate coupling t
7527592 Ultrasound probe sub-aperture processing May 5, 2009
A sub-aperture transceiver system for an ultrasound probe includes a signal processor, receive signal connections connecting the signal processor to a receive aperture comprising acoustic transceiver elements, and transmit signal connections coupled to a transmit aperture that includ
7229292 Interconnect structure for transducer assembly June 12, 2007
An interconnect assembly is presented. The assembly includes an interconnect structure including a plurality of interconnect layers disposed in a spaced relationship, where each of the plurality of interconnect layers comprises a plurality of conductive traces disposed thereon. Furth
7105986 Ultrasound transducer with enhanced thermal conductivity September 12, 2006
A composite structure of a backing material with enhanced conductivity for use in a transducer is presented. The composite structure includes a plurality of layers of backing material alternatingly arranged with a plurality of thermal conductive elements, wherein the plurality of the
6974333 High-density connection between multiple circuit boards December 13, 2005
A high-density connection of multiple circuit boards having overlapping ends arranged in a stack. The metal traces on the stacked circuit boards are electrically connected by contact of the ends of the traces, which ends may be pads. The stacked circuit boards can be clamped, soldered or
6822374 Multilayer piezoelectric structure with uniform electric field November 23, 2004
An ultrasound transducer element incorporates material of low dielectric constant to confine the electric field of a stack of piezoelectric ceramic layers. Edge segments made of material having a low dielectric constant and extending in the thickness direction are formed at opposing ends
6559389 High-density cable and method therefor May 6, 2003
A high-density cable of a type suitable for transmitting ultrasound signals from an ultrasonic probe to multiplexing circuitry during a medical ultrasound procedure is provided. The cable includes one or more flexible circuits arranged within a flexible sheath that surrounds and confines
6323661 Measurement of printed circuit-to-conductive substrate contact resistance November 27, 2001
To determine electrical resistance of an ohmic contact between a flexible printed circuit and a metallized layer upon a substrate of piezoelectric material, the printed circuit is provided with two exposed metal pads, in close proximity to each other, and two electrical leads from each p
6183419 Multiplexed array transducers with improved far-field performance February 6, 2001
A multiplexer for connecting a beamformer to a multi-row transducer array, where the transducer array has more electrically independent elements than the beamformer has channels, enables dynamic selection and beamforming control of multi-row apertures. The multiplexer allows the active a
5951304 Fanout interconnection pad arrays September 14, 1999
For providing multiple-conductor circuit interconnections where there is a lack of precise dimensional control, as in manufacturing flexible printed circuits used to make high density electrical interconnections between ultrasonic transducer elements and the probe cable in a medical ultr
5897501 Imaging system with multiplexer for controlling a multi-row ultrasonic transducer array April 27, 1999
In an ultrasound imaging system, a multiplexer connects a beamformer to a multi-row transducer array, where the array has more electrically independent transducer elements than the beamformer has channels, so as to provide dynamic selection and beamforming control of multi-row apertures.
5882309 Multi-row ultrasonic transducer array with uniform elevator beamwidth March 16, 1999
A multi-row ultrasound transducer array having a central row of transducer elements and a pair of outermost rows of transducer elements on opposing sides of the central row. The corresponding elements of the outermost rows are connected in parallel to a respective signal lead. The area o
5865163 Dicing saw alignment for array ultrasonic transducer fabrication February 2, 1999
An array ultrasonic transducer precursor includes a body of piezoelectric material with a dielectric substrate bonded to a surface of the body. Circuit elements supported on the dielectric substrate include, in an active region, physically parallel signal conductors arranged in a pattern
5834880 Multilayer array ultrasonic transducers November 10, 1998
A method for fabricating "1.5D" and "2D" multilayer ultrasonic transducer arrays employs dicing saw kerfs, which provide acoustic isolation between rows. The kerfs are metallized to provide electrical connection between surface electrode layers and buried internal electrode layers. A
5730113 Dicing saw alignment for array ultrasonic transducer fabrication March 24, 1998
An array ultrasonic transducer precursor includes a body of piezoelectric material with a dielectric substrate bonded to a surface of the body. Circuit elements supported on the dielectric substrate include, in an active region, physically parallel signal conductors arranged in a pattern
5704105 Method of manufacturing multilayer array ultrasonic transducers January 6, 1998
A method for fabricating "1.5D" and "2D" multilayer ultrasonic transducer arrays employs dicing saw kerfs, which provide acoustic isolation between rows. The kerfs are metallized to provide electrical connection between surface electrode layers and buried internal electrode layers. A










 
 
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