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1. (WO2017132517) ULTRASOUND IMAGING WITH SPARSE ARRAY PROBES
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/132517 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/015350
Publication Date: 03.08.2017 International Filing Date: 27.01.2017
IPC:
B06B 1/06 (2006.01) ,G01S 15/89 (2006.01) ,G01S 7/521 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
06
GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL
B
GENERATING OR TRANSMITTING MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS IN GENERAL
1
Processes or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic or ultrasonic frequency
02
making use of electrical energy
06
operating with piezo-electric effect or with electrostriction
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
15
Systems using the reflection or reradiation of acoustic waves, e.g. sonar systems
88
Sonar systems, specially adapted for specific applications
89
for mapping or imaging
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
52
of systems according to group G01S15/58
521
Constructional features
Applicants:
MAUI IMAGING, INC. [US/US]; 256 Gibraltar Drive, Suite 110 Sunnyvale, CA 94089, US
Inventors:
SPECHT, Donald, F.; US
DAVIS, Henny, A.; US
CALL, Josef, R.; US
ADAM, Sharon; US
SMITH, David; US
GOKBORA, Erik; US
Agent:
THOMAS, Justin; US
ZLOGAR, Thomas, M.; US
LIMBACH, Douglas, C.; US
GLENN, W., Benjamin; US
SHAY, James, R.; US
Priority Data:
62/287,69427.01.2016US
62/310,48218.03.2016US
Title (EN) ULTRASOUND IMAGING WITH SPARSE ARRAY PROBES
(FR) IMAGERIE PAR ULTRASONS AVEC SONDES DE RÉSEAUX ÉPARS
Abstract:
(EN) Sparse arrays of transducer elements may be beneficial in providing ultrasound transducer probes with a wide total aperture while containing a manageable number of transducer elements. Sparse arrays made with bulk piezoelectric materials or with arrays of micro-elements can be effectively with ping-based multiple aperture ultrasound imaging techniques to perform real-time volumetric imaging.
(FR) Réseaux épars d'éléments transducteurs pouvant être utiles pour donner à des sondes de transducteurs ultrasonores une large ouverture totale tout en contenant un nombre d'éléments transducteurs pouvant être géré. Des réseaux épars composés de matériaux piézoélectriques en vrac ou de réseaux de micro-éléments peuvent être efficacement créés avec des techniques d'imagerie par ultrasons à ouvertures multiples à base de PING pour réaliser une imagerie volumétrique en temps réel.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CN108778530EP3408037