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1. (WO2017133900) ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/133900 International Application No.: PCT/EP2017/051128
Publication Date: 10.08.2017 International Filing Date: 20.01.2017
IPC:
G01S 7/52 (2006.01) ,G01S 15/89 (2006.01) ,B06B 1/06 (2006.01)
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
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
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
Applicants:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. [NL/NL]; High Tech Campus 5 5656 AE Eindhoven, NL
Inventors:
FISH, David Andrew; NL
ARNOLDUSSEN, Gerardus Johannus Jacobus Maria; NL
OUZOUNOV, Sotir Filipov; NL
TOTEV, Emil Dimitrov; NL
Agent:
ZHU, Di; NL
DE HAAN, Poul, Erik; NL
Priority Data:
16154161.004.02.2016EP
Title (EN) ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ D'IMAGERIE PAR ULTRASONS
Abstract:
(EN) An ultrasound imaging system has an array of ultrasound transducers comprising a set of sub-arrays of transducers. Each transducer (100) has an analogue buffer (106). Each sub-array of transducers has a signal path (102, 104) from within the array of ultrasound transducers to outside the array of ultrasound transducers which comprises one or more hops between the buffers (106). To reduce the signal line length from inside the array of ultrasound transducers to the periphery, at least some multiple hops between buffers (106) are provided. Each buffer hop introduces a delay, but prevents signal degradation so that a large number of analog signals can be transmitted across the large area ASIC of the transducer array.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système d'imagerie par ultrasons qui comprend un réseau de transducteurs ultrasonores comprenant un ensemble de sous-réseaux de transducteurs. Chaque transducteur (100) comprend un tampon analogique (106). Chaque sous-ensemble de transducteurs comprend un trajet de signal (102, 104) entre le réseau de transducteurs ultrasonores et l'extérieur du réseau de transducteurs ultrasonores, qui comprend un ou plusieurs sauts entre les tampons (106). Afin de réduire la longueur de ligne de signal entre l'intérieur du réseau de transducteurs ultrasonores et la périphérie, au moins certains sauts multiples entre tampons (106) sont fournis. Chaque saut de tampon introduit un retard, mais empêche une dégradation de signal, de telle sorte qu'un grand nombre de signaux analogiques peuvent être transmis par le circuit intégré spécifique (ASIC) de grande surface du réseau de transducteurs.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
CN108603929EP3411730