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1. (WO2018200809) STERILE COVERS FOR ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200809    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029566
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A61B 8/00
G10K 11/02
Applicants: CIVCO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, CO., INC.
Inventors: NORDGREN, Gregory
WAGNER, Geoffrey Scott
Title: STERILE COVERS FOR ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER
Abstract:
A protective sheath assembly for covering an ultrasound transducer includes a sheath that includes a tubular portion formed of a first flexible material and having a first end and a second end and a planar portion secured to the first end of the tubular portion to close the first end of the tubular portion. The planar portion is formed of a second flexible material that is different from the first flexible material. The second flexible material comprises a substrate layer and an adhesive and/or hydrophilic coating layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate material, such that upon insertion of the ultrasound transducer into the tubular portion, an operating end of the ultrasound transducer engages the adhesive and/or hydrophilic coating layer.