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1. (WO2010080615) ROTATIONAL INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND PROBE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/2010/080615 International Application No.: PCT/US2009/068724
Publication Date: 15.07.2010 International Filing Date: 18.12.2009
IPC:
A61B 8/12 (2006.01) ,G01N 29/24 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
12
in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
N
INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
29
Investigating or analysing materials by the use of ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves; Visualisation of the interior of objects by transmitting ultrasonic or sonic waves through the object
22
Details
24
Probes
Applicants:
VOLCANO CORPORATION [US/US]; 2870 Kilgore Road Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, US (AllExceptUS)
DAVIES, Stephen, Charles [GB/US]; US (UsOnly)
HOSSACK, Norman [GB/US]; US (UsOnly)
SMITH, Peter, Howard [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
DAVIES, Stephen, Charles; US
HOSSACK, Norman; US
SMITH, Peter, Howard; US
Agent:
WEBB, Grégory, P.; Haynes and Boone, LLP 2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700 Dallas, Texas 75219, US
Priority Data:
12/339,47719.12.2008US
Title (EN) ROTATIONAL INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND PROBE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME
(FR) SONDE ULTRASONIQUE INTRAVASCULAIRE ROTATIVE ET SON PROCÉDÉ DE FABRICATION
Abstract:
(EN) A rotational intravascular ultrasound probe for insertion into a vasculature and a method of manufacturing the same. The rotational intravascular ultrasound probe comprises an elongate catheter having a flexible body and an elongate transducer shaft disposed within the flexible body. The transducer shaft comprises a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, a drive shaft extending from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion, an ultrasonic transducer disposed near the distal end portion for obtaining a circumferential image through rotation, and a transducer housing molded to the drive shaft and the ultrasonic transducer.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une sonde ultrasonique intravasculaire rotative destinée à être introduite dans un système vasculaire ainsi que son procédé de fabrication. La sonde ultrasonore intravasculaire rotative comporte un cathéter de forme allongée comprenant un corps souple et une tige de transducteur de forme allongée disposée à l'intérieur du corps souple. La tige de transducteur comprend une partie d'extrémité proximale, une partie d'extrémité distale, et une tige d'entraînement s'étendant depuis la partie d'extrémité proximale jusqu'à la partie d'extrémité distale, un transducteur ultrasonique disposé à proximité de la partie d'extrémité distale pour obtenir une image circonférentielle grâce à une rotation, et un boîtier de transducteur moulé à la tige d'entraînement et au transducteur ultrasonique.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2378977JP2012512719