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Andrea Trucco, Simone Curletto: Method for optimization of transmit and receive ultrasound pulses, particularly for ultrasonic imaging. Esaote S p A, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, November 20, 2007: US07297117 (74 worldwide citation)

A method for optimizing transmit and receive ultrasound imaging pulses generates transmit pulses from an array of transducers which are energized by excitation signals that are applied to each individual transducer of the array. Each of the excitation signals are individually weighted to optimize th ...


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Elena Biagi, Fabrizio Margheri, Leonardo Masotti, David Menichelli: Opto-acoustic generator of ultrasound waves from laser energy supplied via optical fiber. Actis S R L, Esaote S p A, McGlew and Tuttle P C, February 11, 2003: US06519376 (41 worldwide citation)

The opto-acoustic generator of ultrasound waves comprises an optical fiber associated to a laser-energy source, and an opto-acoustic transducer which is applied to said fiber and is designed to be impinged upon by the laser beam and to absorb partially the energy, converting it into thermal energy, ...


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Roberto Furia: Needle-guide device, particularly for ultrasound probes. Esaote S p A, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, July 10, 2007: US07241267 (40 worldwide citation)

A needle-guide device, particularly for ultrasound probes, or the like, comprising a base body having means for connection to the probe and at least one elongated guide hole for receiving a needle-like surgical tool, characterized in that said needle-guide device, is made of at least two removably c ...


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Roberto Furia, Francesco Pomata: Intraoperative probe, specifically intended for direct-contact observations. Esaote S p A, Baker & Daniels, August 11, 1998: US05792059 (22 worldwide citation)

An intraoperative probe, specifically intended for direct-contact observations, includes a head for housing the transducers (T) and a portion of a handle or grip, as well as a cable for connecting the transducers (T) to processing and/or displaying devices. According to the invention, said portion o ...


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Gianni Pedrizzetti, Giovanni Tonti, Emidio Marchese: Method for generating time independent images of moving objects. Esaote S p A, AMID, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, June 21, 2005: US06909914 (22 worldwide citation)

A method for generating time independent images of moving objects with the image information being related to properties of the moving objects represented by sequences of digital images. The images are transformed into a series of space-time representations of the image data. A function is derived f ...


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Roberto Dutto, Orfeo Contrada, Fabio Rezzonico: Examination table, particularly in machines for nuclear magnetic resonance image detection. Esaote S p A, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 5, 2002: US06345193 (17 worldwide citation)

An examination table, particularly in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance image detecting machines of the so-called dedicated type, i.e. designed for detecting images of specific body parts, has an at least one-degree-of-freedom constraint (


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Alessandro Carrozzi: Electromagnetic shielding device for nuclear magnetic resonance apparati. Esaote S p A, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 16, 1999: US05986531 (15 worldwide citation)

Electromagnetic shielding device for nuclear magnetic resonance apparati, having a cavity (5) with at least one or more openings for introducing the body (K) or the part thereof under examination, which cavity (5) is defined by at least one magnet (1) for generating a static field, one or more coils ...


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Marino Cerofolini: Ultrasound probe, particularly for diagnostic imaging. Esaote S p A, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, April 5, 2011: US07919906 (14 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound probe particularly for diagnostic purposes includes a first array of ultrasound transducers that generate ultrasound waves by electric excitation and transforming ultrasound waves impinging on them into electric signals. Each transducer is provided with contact electrodes which are con ...


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Alessandro Trequattrini, Gianluca Coscia, Carlo Sanfilippo, Eugenio Biglieri: Permanent magnet for NMR image detection. Esaote S P A, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 20, 2001: US06191584 (14 worldwide citation)

A permanent magnet for nuclear magnetic resonance image detection, includes a magnetic structure having a yoke and magnetic poles, so shaped as to delimit or enclose a cavity, at least a part of a volume of the cavity forms a compartment for receiving at least a part of a body under examination, and ...


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Marcello Demi, Marco Paterni, Antonio Benassi, Vincenzo Gemignani: Method and apparatus for contour tracking of an image through a class of non linear filters. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Esaote S p A, The Bilicki Law Firm PC, September 18, 2007: US07272241 (11 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically detecting and tracking the contour of an image that uses a class of filters, obtained from the first order absolute central moment. The method provides the steps of filtering a starting image through the absolute central moment e(n,m) of the intensity of a pixel of the ima ...