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Rodney J Solomon, Hubert K Yeung: Bending neck for use with invasive medical devices. Hewlett Packard Company, John L Imperato, May 12, 1998: US05749828 (162 worldwide citation)

In the present invention, an easily assembled, reliable bending neck is formed for use with invasive medical devices. The bending neck comprises a series of pivotally hinged segments, each having a central lumen. The segments are positioned end-to-end, while the lumens collectively provide a shaft t ...


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Paul A Magnin, Edward I McNamara, Russell W Bowden, Rodney J Solomon: Apparatus and methods for low-cost intravascular ultrasound imaging and for crossing severe vascular occlusions. Volcano Corporation, Haynes and Boone, August 30, 2011: US08007440 (91 worldwide citation)

An intravascular ultrasound catheter system is provided and enables a simplified, economical technique for ultrasound visualization of a blood vessel. The catheter may include a spark ablation system for crossing chronic total occlusions and severe stenoses. The catheter is advanceable and is orient ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Martin K Mason, George Gruner, James T Fearnside: Transducer positioning system. Hewlett Packard Company, January 26, 1993: US05181514 (79 worldwide citation)

An endoscope ultrasound probe for use with an ultrasound imaging system in transesophageal echo cardiography comprises a motorized positioning system which provides for automated control of an ultrasound transducer array. The positioning system employs an electric motor for rotating the array which ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Michael Peszynski, Martin K Mason: Ultrasound imaging catheter having an independently-controllable treatment structure. Hewlett Packard Company, December 29, 1998: US05853368 (53 worldwide citation)

A catheter apparatus having a main catheter body with an ultrasound transducer mounted into a side of the catheter body proximate to its distal end providing a field of view from the side of the catheter. Mounted axially on the same side of the catheter body is a independently-controllable treatment ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Gregory G Vogel, Robert W King, Susan Williams: Interface element for medical ultrasound transducer. Hewlett Packard Company, April 9, 1996: US05505205 (46 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound transducer assembly includes an ultrasound transducer for transmitting and receiving ultrasound energy and one or more interface elements for conducting transmitted ultrasound energy from the transducer to a patient's body and for conducting received ultrasound energy from the patient' ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Roger A Dugas: Easily releasable clamp. Koninklijke Phillips Electronics, December 3, 2002: US06488664 (44 worldwide citation)

A clamp for a tube having particular application to a nose trumpet for use with a transnasal TEE probe. The clamp includes a generally circular band for encircling the tube and a tongue disposed on one end of the band and a pair of jaws disposed on the other end. The tongue is adapted to penetrate t ...


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Rodney J Solomon: Rotatable ultrasound imaging catheter. Hewlett Packard Company, December 8, 1998: US05846204 (41 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound catheter including a flexible, torsionally-rigid elongate transducer cable having proximal and distal ends, with a transducer housing fixably connected proximate to the distal end. An ultrasound transducer, having a substantially planar surface and a scan plane substantially perpendicu ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Bernard J Savord, William J Ossmann, Benjamin M Herrick: Micro-machined ultrasonic transducer array. November 6, 2001: US06314057 (30 worldwide citation)

A plurality of applications for a micro-machined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) including an improved MUT array containing optimized transmit MUT elements and optimized receive MUT elements, a MUT array in which staggered MUT elements increase the sensitivity of the array, and a MUT array for multiple ...


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Rodney J Solomon, Walter Patrick Kelly Jr: Two-dimensional ultrasound phased array transducer. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, May 17, 2005: US06894425 (29 worldwide citation)

A two-dimensional ultrasound phased array transducer includes an acoustic backing, a first circuit, which may be a flexible circuit disposed over the acoustic backing or a ground plane, an acoustically absorptive interface layer disposed over the flexible circuit, and a piezoelectric layer disposed ...


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David G Miller, Rodney J Solomon: Ultrasonic probe using ribbon cable attachment system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, John Vodopia, December 24, 2002: US06497667 (19 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic transducer probe uses one or more ribbon cables to attach the transducer elements to the probe wiring. Electrical conductors within a first ribbon cable attach to corresponding lands on an end of an integrated circuit and, electrical conductors within additional ribbon cables attach to ...