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1. (WO2017040979) ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040979    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050171
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 8/00
Applicants: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
Inventors: LI, Wei
FREY, Gregg
HSU, Simon
Title: ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
Ultrasound transducer assemblies and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an ultrasound transducer assembly includes at least one matching layer overlies a transducer layer. A plurality of kerfs extends at least into the matching layer. In some aspects, the kerfs are at least partially filled with a filler material that includes microballoons and/or microspheres.