Patents Assigned to Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11026657
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus connected with at least one wired ultrasound probe and at least one wireless ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: at least one wired ultrasound probe connected via wire to the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus; at least one wireless ultrasound probe connected to the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus by using wireless communication; a wireless communication module configured to receive a pairing reception signal from the at least one wireless ultrasound probe to thereby be connected with the at least one wireless ultrasound probe by using a wireless communication method and to transmit and receive a beamforming control signal and ultrasound image data to and from each of the at least one wireless ultrasound probe; and a controller configured to detect an ultrasound probe being used by a user, and activate the detected ultrasound probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-ju Jin, Jae-moon Jo, Yu-ri Kim, Mi-jeoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 11024796
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasonic probe and a method of manufacturing the same. The method includes: forming a plurality of grooves by removing regions of a first insulating layer and a first silicon wafer from a first substrate including the first silicon wafer and the first insulating layer; bonding a second substrate including a second silicon wafer, a second insulating layer, and a silicon thin layer to the first substrate, such that the plurality of grooves turn into a plurality of cavities; removing the second silicon wafer from the second substrate; forming transducer cells on regions of the second insulating layer corresponding to the plurality of cavities; and forming a plurality of unit substrates by cutting the first substrate, the silicon thin layer, and the second insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-il Kim, Jong-keun Song, Tae-ho Jeon, Min-seog Choi
  • Patent number: 11020090
    Abstract: Provided is a method of setting an ultrasound preset, which includes displaying a selection window on a screen for selecting the preset corresponding to the selected probe upon at an event of selecting the probe, and to hide the selection window, in the case a user input for selecting the preset corresponding to the selected probe is not entered within a reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-sang Yoon, Dong-gyu Hyun, Yong-soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11020007
    Abstract: A method of controlling a photoacoustic imaging diagnosis apparatus includes irradiating to an object an optical signal having a wavelength corresponding to an optical energy absorption wavelength of a contrast medium that is injected to the object; receiving a photoacoustic signal generated from the object in response to the optical signal; generating scan information representing an intensity of the photoacoustic signal based on the photoacoustic signal; determining a damage degree of the object by using a variation in the intensity of the photoacoustic signal during a preset time period included in the scan information; and displaying the damage degree of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beom-gyu Kim, Jin-woo Jung, Jae-ho Lee, Deok-woo Choi, Won-jae Lee, Hyo-keun Lim
  • Patent number: 11020091
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging apparatus may control an ultrasound image in various ways and improve user convenience by controlling a touch screen or display output by the ultrasound imaging apparatus in accordance with a touch pressure or touch time of a user. The ultrasound imaging apparatus may include a probe configured to emit an ultrasonic signal to an object and receive a reflected ultrasonic signal; a processor configured to generate an ultrasound image based on the ultrasonic signal received by the probe; and a touch screen configured to output the ultrasound image generated by the processor and receive a touch of a user or a pressure of the touch, wherein the processor controls the ultrasound image and the touch screen based on the pressure of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-Ju Jin, Yuri Kim, Mi Jeoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 11013494
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging apparatus includes a processor configured to set an internal orifice of an uterus (IOS) point indicating the IOS of a cervix and an external orifice of an uterus (EOS) point indicating the EOS of the cervix, from a cervix line indicating a cervical canal, set a region of interest (ROI) of the IOS and a ROI of the EOS based on the IOS point and the EOS point, and calculate degrees of elasticity in the ROI of the IOS and the ROI of the EOS, and a display configured to display information indicating the degrees of elasticity in the ROI of the IOS and the ROI of the EOS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-eun Lee, Dong-kuk Shin, Dal-kwon Koh, Gil-ju Jin, Soo-young Oh, Han-sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11000259
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic probe for acquiring an ultrasound image. The ultrasound probe includes a transducer configured to be movable, a cap configured to transmit an ultrasound signal generated by the transducer to outside, and an impact mitigating member disposed along a circumference of the cap to protect the cap from an external impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Soon Hwang, Jae Yk Kim, Gil-Ju Jin
  • Patent number: 11000261
    Abstract: An ultrasound apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display, on an ultrasound image, a measuring device image including a plurality of measuring points which indicate points on the ultrasound image that are to be measured, and an adjusting portion for adjusting the plurality of measuring points; an input unit configured to receive a touch input for changing a position of the adjusting portion; and a controller configured to adjust a position of at least one of the plurality of measuring points based on the changed position of the adjusting portion, and to obtain a measurement value based on positions of the plurality of measuring points including the at least one measuring point, the position of which is adjusted, wherein the plurality of measuring points are disposed apart from the adjusting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-ju Lee, Yoon-woo Jun
  • Publication number: 20210128113
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound imaging apparatus comprising: an image processing unit for connecting relevant blood flows and classifying the same into a plurality of blood flow trees on the basis of information on blood flow direction and blood flow velocity obtained from morphological information of a target object and three-dimensional blood flow data; a user input unit for receiving a user input which selects a blood flow tree, in which a target blood flow is included, from among the plurality of blood flow trees; and a display unit for displaying the selected blood flow tree on a three-dimensional rendering image on the basis of the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-jun KIM, Sung-yoon KIM, Jong-sik KIM
  • Patent number: 10987089
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasound imaging apparatus and method of generating an ultrasound image. The ultrasound imaging apparatus includes: a memory configured to store instructions; and at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to: generate, based on echo signals reflected from an object, a first image showing a tissue of the object and a second image showing a contrast medium injected into the object; generate a third image by removing at least a portion of the tissue from the second image based on the first image; and display the generated third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-kyung Kang, Jong-geun Park, Ki-won Sohn, Won-chul Bang
  • Patent number: 10980517
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus comprise an ultrasonic probe configured to transmit an ultrasound signal to an object and receive a response signal reflected from the object, an image generator configured to create an ultrasound image of the object based on a first ultrasound signal and a first response signal and a controller configured to control transmission order and transmission intervals of the ultrasound signal and estimate a position of the ultrasonic probe based on a second ultrasound signal and a second response signal. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, the current position of the ultrasonic probe is estimated using an ultrasound signal transmitted for creation of an ultrasound image without attachment of an extra sensor, so the position of the ultrasonic probe may be estimated more economically and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Ki Park, Jong Sik Kim, Jin Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10973493
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a holder implemented to hold a probe; an object sensor for detecting physical changes around the holder; an electromagnetic wave sensor for detecting electromagnetic waves around the holder; and a controller for determining a port name for a probe held in the holder, based on sensing values from the object sensor and electromagnetic wave sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chil Su Kim
  • Patent number: 10966686
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method of operating the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus. The method includes: obtaining first Doppler data of a blood flow introduced into a cardiac ventricle of an object and second Doppler data of a blood flow discharged from the cardiac ventricle; setting a landmark corresponding to a predetermined motion of the cardiac ventricle in each of a first Doppler image generated based on the first Doppler data and a second Doppler image generated based on the second Doppler data; synchronizing the first Doppler image and the second Doppler image based on the set landmark; and displaying the first Doppler image and the second Doppler image that are synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Park, Jin-yong Lee, Hye-sung Won, Mi-young Lee
  • Patent number: 10945710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for operating an ultrasound probe which is wirelessly connected to an ultrasound image providing apparatus via a communication channel. The method includes acquiring bandwidth information that relates to the communication channel, determining at least one from among at least one parameter value associated with a quality of an ultrasound image and a transmission speed of a frame that constitutes the ultrasound image, based on the bandwidth information, generating ultrasound image data that relates to an object, based on the at least one parameter value, and transmitting the ultrasound image data to the ultrasound image providing apparatus. The ultrasound image data is used to display the ultrasound image by using the ultrasound image providing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Cho, Ho-san Han
  • Patent number: 10932755
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multi-row ultrasonic probe of which a manufacturing failure rate can be decreased. The ultrasonic probe includes a piezoelectric layer configured to generate ultrasonic waves, a sound layer provided on a rear side of the piezoelectric layer, a flexible printed circuit board provided on a rear side of the sound layer, and a sound absorption layer configured to absorb the ultrasonic waves generated by the piezoelectric layer and propagating toward a rear surface of the ultrasonic probe, the sound absorption layer being provided on a rear surface of the flexible printed circuit board. The piezoelectric layer includes a kerf configured to divide the piezoelectric layer in a direction of elevation. The sound layer includes a funnel extending in a direction extending from a front side of the sound layer to the rear side of the sound layer to divide the sound layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Gu, Sung Do Kwon, Seong Jin Kim, Joong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10932758
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasound probe and a communication method of the ultrasound probe capable of selecting an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and/or a wireless communication method that are most appropriate in an environment in which a plurality of ultrasound diagnosis apparatuses exist. A method of communicating with an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, performed by the ultrasound probe, includes operations of obtaining a plurality of pieces of information about ultrasound diagnosis apparatuses; displaying an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus list, based on the plurality of pieces of information about the ultrasound diagnosis apparatuses; receiving an input for selecting an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus from the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus list; and wirelessly transmitting ultrasound image data to the ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, wherein the ultrasound image data is generated by the ultrasound probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-ju Jin, Mi-Jeoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 10932756
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a control method thereof. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a volume data of an object and a process configured to determine whether an acquisition position of the volume data is within an allowable range by using pre-stored landmark information and configured to acquire a plurality of reference planes from the volume data when the acquisition position of the volume data is within the allowable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Sang Yoo, Kwang-Hee Lee, Sung-Yoon Kim, Jong Sik Kim, Gil-Ju Jin
  • Patent number: 10922874
    Abstract: Provided is a medical imaging apparatus. The medical imaging apparatus includes: a user interface configured to receive an input for setting a region of interest (ROI) in a first medical image and an input for setting first volume rendering properties for the ROI and second volume rendering properties for a remaining region of the first medical image other than the ROI; an image generator configured to generate a second medical image by performing volume rendering on the ROI and the remaining region other than the ROI based on the first and second volume rendering properties, respectively; and a display configured to display the second medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-yong Lee, Sung-wook Park, Jin-ki Park, Joo-hyun Song, Bong-heon Lee, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Namsik Chung, Geu-ru Hong, Chi-young Shim, In-jeong Cho
  • Patent number: 10922875
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound system and an image display method of displaying an ultrasound image on an auxiliary display. The ultrasound system generates a three-dimensional (3D) image in a first orientation with respect to ultrasound volume data acquired from an object and displays the 3D image in the first orientation on a display. The ultrasound system also acquires position information and orientation information of an auxiliary display and determines a second orientation based on the acquired position information and orientation information. The ultrasound system then generates a 3D image in the determined second orientation and controls the 3D image in the second orientation to be displayed on the auxiliary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-yong Lee, Sung-wook Park, Jin-ki Park, Joo-hyun Song, Bong-heon Lee
  • Patent number: RE48587
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe apparatus and an ultrasonic imaging apparatus are disclosed. The ultrasonic probe apparatus includes: an ultrasonic transducer configured to output an electrical signal upon receiving ultrasonic waves; a sound absorption unit, one surface of which is an installation surface of the ultrasonic transducer and is electrically connected to the ultrasonic transducer; a first electronic circuit electrically connected to the sound absorption unit; and a substrate connection unit disposed between the sound absorption unit and the first electronic circuit, configured to electrically interconnect the first electronic circuit and the sound absorption unit. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes the above ultrasonic probe and a main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Gu