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Since its creation, SuperSonic Imagine,  innovative company in the field of medical imaging ultrasound, has taken care to protect its technological innovations by filing patent applications. Today, the company is at the head of a portfolio of some 30 intellectual property titles, including:

Patents granted by USPTO (United State Patent and Trademark Office):

  • US8037766 : Method for Generation Mechanical Waves by Generation of Interfacial Acoustic Radiation Force  
  • US8155725 : Method of optimising the focussing of waves through an aberration-inducing element
  • US8545407 : Method and device for measuring a mean value of visco-elasticity of a region of interest  
  • US8649242 : Insonification device that includes a three-dimensional network of emitter arranged in at least two concentric spirals, which are designed to generate a beam of high-intensity focused waves
  • US8659507 : Twin-monitor electronic display system  
  • US8310132 : Insonification device having an internal cooling chamber  
  • US9504449 : Ultrasonic imaging device with image acquisition rate optimization  
  • US9482748 : Ultrasound imaging system, and a processing device used inside said ultrasound imaging system
  • US9140781 : IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING SHEAR WAVES  
  • US9168021 : Method and apparatus for measuring heart contractility  
  • US9117439 : Method and apparatus for ultrasound synthetic imagining  
  • US8347692 : Method for Rheological Characterization of a Viscoelastic Medium  
  • US9952321 : Imaging method and device using shear waves  
  • US7679988 : Sound-Wave Imaging Method And Apparatus
  • US7252004 : Imaging method and device employing shear waves  
  • US7837623 : Non-invasive method of obtaining a pre-determined acoustic wave field in an essentially uniform medium which is concealed by a bone barrier, imaging method and device for carrying out said methods 
  • US7857762 : Method of generating a predetermined wave field  
  • US7101337 : Method and non-invasive device for focusing acoustic waves

USPTO pending patent applications : 

  • US2010168566 : METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR IMAGING A VISCO-ELASTIC MEDIUM  
  • US2009149760 : ULTRASOUND IMAGING PROBE FOR IMAGING A TEMPORARY CHANGE IN AN ENVIRONMENT  
  • US20160331346 : Method for Determining a Physical Characteristic on a Punctual Location Inside a Medium, a Method for Determining an Image of a Medium, and an Apparatus Implementing Said Methods  
  • US20160007958 : CONNECTION SYSTEM AND AN ULTRASOUND SYSTEM COMPRISING SAID CONNECTION SYSTEM  
  • US20110028838 : Method and Apparatus for Measuring a Physical Parameter in Mammal Soft Tissues by Propagating Shear Waves  
  • US2017322308 : IMAGING METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY IMAGING  
  • US2017315219 : METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING IMAGE GAIN  
  • US20180000455 : SHEAR WAVE ELASTOGRAPHY METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING AN ANISOTROPIC MEDIUM 

International PCT applications designating the USA:

  • WO2010004372 : METHOD FOR FOCUSING AN ULTRASONIC WAVE FIELD  
  • WO2014013285 : APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL POSITIONS OF A HIFU PROBE  
  • WO2018046740 : ULTRASOUND IMAGING METHOD AND AN APPARATUS IMPLEMENTING SAID METHOD  
  • WO2017098298 : AN IMAGING METHOD AND DEVICE USING SHEAR WAVES 

 

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