09177543 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 458 patents.

An asymmetric ultrasound transducer array may include multiple regions or groups of transducer elements. The regions may be configured to generate respective ultrasound beams with different capabilities, such as, e.g., focusing at varying focal depths and lateral steering, and/or focusing into different volumes.

Title
Asymmetric ultrasound phased-array transducer for dynamic beam steering to ablate tissues in MRI
Application Number
12/869024
Publication Number
9177543 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 2010
Publication Date
November 3, 2015
Inventor
Kobi Vortman
Haifa
IL
Shuki Vitek
Haifa
IL
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
InSightec
IL
IPC
A61N 7/00
G01S 15/89
B06B 1/06
A61N 7/02
G10K 11/34
A61B 8/00
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