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Allan Wachter, Stuart Lindsay: MDI device with ultrasound sensor to detect aerosol dispensing. Aeromax Technologies, John Lezdey, August 18, 1998: US05794612 (102 worldwide citation)

An intrapulmonary delivery device is provided for delivery of a propellant driven medicament. The device has an indicating system with a sensor responsive to a selected range of ultrasound, a controller associated with the sensor for signalling the detected ultrasound, a differential pressure sensor ...


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Tibor A Nappholz, Ken Koestner, Harry L Valenta Jr: Apparatus and method for detecting abnormal cardiac rhythms using an ultrasound sensor in an arrhythmia control system. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, February 2, 1993: US05183040 (88 worldwide citation)

An antitachycardia pacer and pacing method automatically monitors and supports a patient's hemodynamic status by measuring cardiac output using an ultrasonic sensor. By analyzing cardiac output, the pacer determines whether the heart is beating normally or under conditions of exercise, bradycardia, ...


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Joseph F Mazur, Brian K Blackburn, Scott B Gentry: Occupant restraint system and control method with variable sense, sample, and determination rates. TRW, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, May 25, 1999: US05906393 (62 worldwide citation)

An occupant restraint system (10), and an associated control method, for a vehicle (16). The system (10) includes an actuatable occupant restraint device (18) which has an adjustable aspect. An ultrasound sensor (34) senses an occupant condition at a sense rate and provides a signal (38) indicative ...


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Avner Adoram, Benny Pesach, Ron Nagar, Shai Ashkenazi, Michal Balberg: Ultrasonic position indicator. Glucon Medical, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, Shane H Hunter, June 27, 2006: US07068867 (61 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring a position of an instrument in a subject includes a light transmission medium configured to transmit light pulses to a desired region to produce an acoustic signal, at least one ultrasound sensor configured to receive the acoustic signal and to produce a transduced signal fro ...


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Koetsu Saito, Shuko Tomisawa, Toru Nibuya, Masami Kawabuchi: Blood vessel puncturing device using ultrasound. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pollock Vande Sande & Amernick, May 30, 2000: US06068599 (58 worldwide citation)

A blood vessel puncturing device includes an ultrasound sensor which is brought into close contact with a subject body via an ultrasound propagation medium in the form of gel. The ultrasound sensor transmits and receives an ultrasound wave. The device further includes a processor which processes a s ...


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John C Freeland: Method for recording ultrasound images to diagnose heart and coronary artery disease. Prism Imaging, John R Ley, Robert G Crouch, October 6, 1992: US05152290 (46 worldwide citation)

Heart performance is evaluated by collecting ultrasound images of at least one chamber of the heart of a patient after peak exercise. The images are subsequently displayed and analyzed to determine the presence and degree of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease (CAD). Collecting the images ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic surgical device and related method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 11, 1993: US05209721 (35 worldwide citation)

A device for use in laparoscopic surgical operations comprises a Veress needle assembly including a Veress needle, and a pressure sensor or an ultrasound sensor operatively connected to the needle assembly for monitoring pressure. In using the device to insufflate or pressurize a patient's abdomen w ...


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Charles Bryan Byrd, Praveen Dala Krishna, David A Jenkins: Method and apparatus for localizing an ultrasound catheter. St Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division, The Marbury Law Group PLLC, May 11, 2010: US07713210 (33 worldwide citation)

An imaging system is provided with an ultrasound catheter and a controller coupled to the ultrasound catheter. The catheter includes a localizer sensor configured to generate positional information for the ultrasound catheter, and an imaging ultrasound sensor having a restricted field of view. The c ...


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Andrew L Pearlman: Measurement of cardiac performance. ATP Advanced Technologies, Christie Parker & Hale, April 6, 1993: US05199438 (33 worldwide citation)

The value of the cardiac power index of a functioning heart is determined noninvasively. The index is the second time derivative of the work performed by the left ventricle of the heart between the onset of systole and a point of maximum left ventricular power. Left ventricular work is the product o ...


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Jon W Erickson: Acoustic and ultrasound sensor with optical amplification. James J Leary, August 16, 1994: US05339289 (27 worldwide citation)

An optical lever acoustic and ultrasound sensor with increased sensitivity using an optical amplification means to amplify the motion of an incident acoustic wave and convert it to an electric signal for image processing. Three approaches to the optical amplification are disclosed. In the first appr ...