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John William Sliwa Jr, Paul E Chandler, John D Marshall, Gelston Howell, S Lawrence Marple Jr, Sassan Shahidi: Motion--Monitoring method and system for medical devices. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 19, 2000: US06122538 (253 worldwide citation)

A system and method for tracking the position and orientation of a movable medical imaging device using a first and second sensor disposed on the device. The second sensor is of a different type than the first sensor and measures a P/O parameter different from that of the first sensor. The system an ...


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Wendy J Lee, John William Sliwa Jr, Sevig Ayter, Amin Hanafy: Broadband phased array transducer with wide bandwidth, high sensitivity and reduced cross-talk and method for manufacture thereof. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 11, 1998: US05792058 (98 worldwide citation)

There is provided a broadband transducer array for use in an acoustic imaging system having a plurality of transducer elements disposed on a preformed support. The support has a non-planar top surface on which are disposed a plurality of elevationally curved transducer elements. Kerfs separate each ...


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Jim Talbot, Oren Shelley, Sevig Ayter, Marilou F Camacho, John William Sliwa Jr, Walter T Wilser: Method of manufacturing an improved coupling of acoustic window and lens for medical ultrasound transducers. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson Lione, February 6, 2001: US06182341 (39 worldwide citation)

A method for improving the coupling of an acoustic window or lens to a RFI shield by modifying the surface of the shield to promote adhesion. The surface of the shield can be chemically modified with an epoxy and/or mechanically modified by creating an unsmooth top surface.


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John William Sliwa Jr, Stacey T Baba: Method and apparatus for two dimensional ultrasonic imaging. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 25, 1997: US05690113 (38 worldwide citation)

A method and device for ultrasonically imaging a body that includes a movable ultrasonic transducer capable of imaging a scanline wherein the scanline is fixed in orientation and spatial position relative to the movable transducer. The device contains a means for sensing transducer position informat ...


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William J Park, Randal J Bertuccelli, Robert Mesaros, Brian S MacInnes, Richard W Henderson, Kathleen A Ruvolo, Richard Lyon, Nancy A Cheadle, John William Sliwa Jr: Semi-compliant needle guide for use with ultrasound transducers. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 20, 1999: US05924992 (37 worldwide citation)

A needle guide having a semi-compliant shell design and locating means for attachment to an ultrasound transducer. The needle guide improves over the prior art in its reduced complexity, its low-profile formed fit to the transducer, a positive guide locking feature when the needle holding pin is in ...


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John P Mohr III, John William Sliwa Jr, Vaughn R Marian: Low mass in the acoustic path flexible circuit interconnect and method of manufacture thereof. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 13, 1999: US05923115 (14 worldwide citation)

A low mass in the acoustic path flex circuit that has a thin metal layer in the acoustic path area and thicker electrical traces. The low mass flex circuit allows for mass termination of the signal and ground traces with the electrodes of the piezoelectric piezoelements. Regions that are to be diced ...


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Jim Talbot, Oren Shelley, Sevig Ayter, Marilou F Camacho, John William Sliwa Jr, Walter T Wilser: Coupling of acoustic window and lens for medical ultrasound transducers. Acuson Corporation, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 10, 1998: US05834687 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and structure for improving the coupling of an acoustic window or lens to a RFI shield by modifying the surface of the shield to promote adhesion. The surface of the shield can be chemically modified with an epoxy and/or mechanically modified by creating an unsmooth top surface.



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