|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||600/109; 600/117; 600/437; 600/459|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 2 인용 특허 : 116|
The present invention relates to ultrasound imaging on a capsule endoscope platform. It relates to the generation of a focused ultrasound acoustic signal and the receiving of echo signals from the wall of a body lumen with an array of acoustic transducers wrapped around the circumference of the capsule. It relates to sending the generated echo image signals to receiver devices attached or worn on the body. It relates to the generation of 360° overlapping sidewall ultrasound scans of a body lumen, and image processing techniques to assemble these scans in...
1. An ultrasound scanning capsule endoscope, comprising: a housing configured to have a size that is ingestible;an ultrasonic transducer array wrapped around a circumference of the housing, each transducer in the ultrasonic transducer array being configured to transmit an ultrasonic signal and to receive an echo signal;a timing circuit configured to induce transmission of a respective ultrasonic signal by each transducer according to a phased array sequence,wherein the phased array sequence configures the ultrasonic transducer array into consecutive phas...