Patents Assigned to Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10582912
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes: a data obtainer configured to obtain volume data of an object; a display configured to display a reference cross-section of the object extracted from the volume data; a user input unit configured to receive a user input selecting a reference object included in the displayed reference cross-section; and an image processor configured to normalize the volume data by using location information of the reference object, and to extract a coronal plane of the object based on information of at least one anatomical landmark included in the normalized volume data, and the display is further configured to display the extracted coronal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-sang Yoo, Kwang-hee Lee, Sung-yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10575824
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasound probe and an operating method of the ultrasound probe which can select a power transmission channel and/or a wireless power transmission mode that are most appropriate in an environment in which power transmission channels exist. The operating method of the ultrasound probe includes operations of obtaining a plurality of pieces of information about power transmission channels; displaying a power transmission channel list, based on the plurality of pieces of information about the power transmission channels; selecting a power transmission channel from the power transmission channel list; and receiving wireless power that is transmitted via the selected power transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-Ju Jin, Mi-Jeoung Ahn
  • Publication number: 20200060653
    Abstract: Provided is a method of processing shear wave elastography data, including: inducing a shear wave in a region of interest of an object by emitting a focused ultrasound beam onto the region of interest of the object; obtaining ultrasound images of the object in which the shear wave is induced, respectively at a plurality of time points; measuring, by using the ultrasound images, shear wave arrival times respectively at a plurality of measurement points that are separated by preset distances from a focal point where the focused ultrasound beam is focused; detecting a reverberation in the region of interest based on the measured shear wave arrival times; and displaying information about the detected reverberation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-geon KONG, Hyoung-ki LEE, Hyo-geun KIM
  • Patent number: 10568606
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe includes a connection layer including a conductor array for connecting a transducer array and a printed circuit board (PCB) to an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The ultrasonic probe includes a transducer array which transmits and receives an ultrasonic wave, a first electronic circuit electrically connected to the transducer array, a second electronic circuit electrically connected to the first electronic circuit, and a connection layer disposed between the transducer array and the first electronic circuit and including a first conductor array in contact with the transducer array so that the transducer array is electrically connected to the first electronic circuit and a second conductor array in contact with the second electronic circuit so that the second electronic circuit is electrically connected to the first electronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Gu, Jae-Yk Kim, Jong Mok Lee, Young Mun Cho
  • Patent number: 10561393
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultrasound apparatus. The ultrasound apparatus includes an ultrasound transceiver that transmits an ultrasound signal to an object and receives an ultrasound echo signal reflected from the object, a controller that detects a change amount of a diameter of a blood vessel of the object, based on the ultrasound echo signal, and a display unit that displays a blood pressure graph showing a blood pressure of the object and an image representing an inflection point in the blood pressure graph, based on the detected change amount of the diameter. The controller calculates a stiffness of the blood vessel, based on a blood pressure corresponding to the inflection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    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, Jong-hwa Kim, Ji-hyun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10561403
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe to transmit and receive an ultrasound signal to obtain an ultrasound image of an object; a sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe to provide a position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object; and a processor to extract a certain anatomical feature from the ultrasound image and the certain anatomical feature from a medical image, perform a first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image by matching the certain anatomical feature in the ultrasound image the certain anatomical feature in the medical image, perform a second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration, and control a display to display a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on at least one of the first registration and the second registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Dughoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam
  • Publication number: 20200008785
    Abstract: It is an aspect of the disclosure to provide an ultrasound imaging apparatus and a control method thereof which can be replaced more quickly and conveniently in replacing an ultrasound probe when a patient is diagnosed as a whole using the ultrasound imaging apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-Ju Lee, Chil-Su Kim, Kil Su Ha, Dong Gyu Hyun
  • Patent number: 10527592
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe, an ultrasonic imaging apparatus including the same, and a method for controlling the same are disclosed, which relate to a method for changing a pulse signal received by an ultrasonic probe by controlling a switching element mounted to an ultrasonic probe during pulse inversion harmonic imaging. The ultrasonic probe includes: a transducer array configured to transmit and receive an ultrasonic signal; a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the transducer array so as to transmit a pulse signal received from a main body of an ultrasonic imaging apparatus to the transducer array; and a switching circuit configured to change a waveform of the pulse signal received by the PCB and transmitted to the transducer array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hong-Gyo Lee
  • Publication number: 20200000434
    Abstract: The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a display configured to display a mid-sagittal plane (MSP) image corresponding to the MSP of a head of an object, and an image processor configured to determine a measurement plane based on the MSP and generate a measurement plane image corresponding to the measurement plane. The display is further configured to display the measurement plane image with the MSP image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-hee LEE, Sung-yoon KIM, Jun-sang YOO
  • Patent number: 10517572
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasound imaging apparatus including a probe and a method of controlling the ultrasound imaging apparatus. The method includes: comparing a signal value acquired through an input unit with first and second threshold values; and performing an operation that is determined based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-woong Kang, Kyung-dong Kim
  • Patent number: 10517573
    Abstract: Provided is a method of adjusting brightness of an ultrasound image including: generating at least one first image representing a region of interest (ROI) by using echo signals corresponding to ultrasound waves irradiated toward the ROI; adjusting brightness of the at least one first image based on an external signal for selecting at least one selected from a plurality of prestored gradation data and a plurality of prestored image data; and generating a second image representing the ROI based on the adjusted brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-Mo Yang, Chul-An Kim, Jae-Moon Jo
  • Patent number: 10521069
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultrasound apparatus and method for controlling the same, whereby once a feature point for re-registration is selected on one of registered ultrasound image and external image, a cursor is displayed on the other image at a point corresponding to the selected feature point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Jin Choi, Bong Koo Seo, Dong Kuk Shin
  • Patent number: 10523065
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless ultrasound probe and a method of charging a battery included in the wireless ultrasound probe by receiving wireless power that is directionally transmitted toward a position of the wireless ultrasound probe and focusing received wireless power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gil-ju Jin, Ho-san Han
  • Publication number: 20190388061
    Abstract: Provided are an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus for displaying shear wave data relating to an object and an operation method thereof. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a processor configured to obtain the shear wave data of the object with respect to each of a plurality of cross sections spaced apart by a predetermined distance and set a region of interest (ROI) in a reference cross section among the plurality of cross sections; and a display displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) representing shear wave data of a region corresponding to a same location as that of the ROI in the plurality of cross sections along a depth direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-mo YANG, Deok-gon KIM, Seung-ju LEE, Gil-ju JIN, Hyoung-ki LEE
  • Patent number: 10514450
    Abstract: A beamformer for performing analog beamforming of ultrasound signals received from a plurality of transducer devices, the beamformer includes: first analog devices configured to output first ultrasound signals by delaying or transmitting the ultrasound signals based on a predetermined delay time; second analog devices configured to store first sub-ultrasound signals from among the first ultrasound signals, and to output the first sub-ultrasound signals depending on whether the first sub-ultrasound signals are repeatedly used; and a processor configured to control the delay time, and to perform the analog beamforming by summing the first ultrasound signals which correspond to the plurality of transducer devices and which are outputted depending on the delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD., SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Woo-youl Lee, Tae-kyong Song, Hyun-gil Kang, Ji-won Park
  • Patent number: 10499881
    Abstract: Provided is an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus including: a display unit that displays a first screen including at least one marker; a user interface unit for receiving a selection of a predetermined marker among the at least one marker; and a controller that controls the display unit to display a first screen including a second ultrasound image that represents an object and has a view which is changed according to the predetermined marker. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus may provide an ultrasound image screen that allows a user to easily and conveniently diagnose an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han-eol Kim
  • Patent number: D875253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpil Moon, Ui Kim, Cheonseop Shin, Sungwon Lim
  • Patent number: D875259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpil Moon, Seungju Lee
  • Patent number: D876633
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpil Moon, Sungwon Lim, Kilsu Ha, Ui Kim
  • Patent number: D876637
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Junpil Moon, Seungju Lee