Patents by Inventor Craig Chamberlain

Craig Chamberlain has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10278673
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having dedicated power source devices is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include transducer electronics and a base unit having base-unit electronics configured to receive user input and to operate the transducer electronics to perform ultrasound scanning based on the user input. The portable ultrasound system further includes a first power source device configured to power the transducer electronics and a second power source device configured to power the base-unit electronics without powering the transducer electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Paul Danset
  • Patent number: 10092272
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having a thumb controller is disclosed herein. A portable ultrasound system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a transducer device and a hand-held base unit removably coupled to the transducer device. The base unit is configured to perform an ultrasound scan and to produce a split screen display. The split screen display includes an active image area at which images of a patient obtained from ultrasound signals received by the transducer device are displayed. The split screen display also includes a thumb control area that is accessible by a user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system. For example, the thumb control area can include a thumbwheel having one or more controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system and are rotatable on and off of the thumb control area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Sebastian Tomaszewski
  • Patent number: 10070844
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having an enhanced user interface is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include a hand-held base unit configured to present a graphical user interface that contains a first control area, a second control area, and an active image area. The first control area can have a number of graphical tools that can each be selectively activated by a user's finger. The second control area can include a control area having plurality of controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb to select a tool property of a number of tool properties associated with the selected one of the graphical tools. The active image area can display an ultrasound image, and the selected one of the graphical tools can be overlaid onto the image with the user-selected tool property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack
  • Publication number: 20180021018
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having a thumb controller is disclosed herein. A portable ultrasound system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a transducer device and a hand-held base unit removably coupled to the transducer device. The base unit is configured to perform an ultrasound scan and to produce a split screen display. The split screen display includes an active image area at which images of a patient obtained from ultrasound signals received by the transducer device are displayed. The split screen display also includes a thumb control area that is accessible by a user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system. For example, the thumb control area can include a thumbwheel having one or more controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system and are rotatable on and off of the thumb control area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Sebastian Tomaszewski
  • Patent number: 9801613
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having a thumb controller is disclosed herein. A portable ultrasound system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a transducer device and a hand-held base unit removably coupled to the transducer device. The base unit is configured to perform an ultrasound scan and to produce a split screen display. The split screen display includes an active image area at which images of a patient obtained from ultrasound signals received by the transducer device are displayed. The split screen display also includes a thumb control area that is accessible by a user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system. For example, the thumb control area can include a thumbwheel having one or more controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system and are rotatable on and off of the thumb control area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan Mccormack, Sebastian Tomaszewski
  • Publication number: 20170095229
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having an enhanced user interface is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include a hand-held base unit configured to present a graphical user interface that contains a first control area, a second control area, and an active image area. The first control area can have a number of graphical tools that can each be selectively activated by a user's finger. The second control area can include a control area having plurality of controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb to select a tool property of a number of tool properties associated with the selected one of the graphical tools. The active image area can display an ultrasound image, and the selected one of the graphical tools can be overlaid onto the image with the user-selected tool property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack
  • Patent number: 9538985
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having an enhanced user interface is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include a hand-held base unit configured to present a graphical user interface that contains a first control area, a second control area, and an active image area. The first control area can have a number of graphical tools that can each be selectively activated by a user's finger. The second control area can include a control area having plurality of controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb to select a tool property of a number of tool properties associated with the selected one of the graphical tools. The active image area can display an ultrasound image, and the selected one of the graphical tools can be overlaid onto the image with the user-selected tool property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan Mccormack
  • Publication number: 20170000457
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having dedicated power source devices is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include transducer electronics and a base unit having base-unit electronics configured to receive user input and to operate the transducer electronics to perform ultrasound scanning based on the user input. The portable ultrasound system further includes a first power source device configured to power the transducer electronics and a second power source device configured to power the base-unit electronics without powering the transducer electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Paul Danset
  • Publication number: 20160351078
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes a control with which a user can view one or more training materials regarding how to use the system or perform an examination. The training materials are associated with one or more of the operating parameters of the ultrasound system. Upon selecting a help me control, a search is performed for those training materials that are associated with one or more current operating parameters of the ultrasound system. In another aspect, training materials include a record of one or more operating parameters used or described in the content of the training materials. When viewing training material, a user can select a “show me” control on the ultrasound system, which causes the operating parameters used or described in the training material to be loaded into the circuitry of the ultrasound machine. The user can then operate the ultrasound imaging system with the same imaging parameters used or described in the training material being viewed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Amanda Mander, Luke Baldwin, Marco Daoura
  • Patent number: 9392996
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having dedicated power source devices is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include transducer electronics and a base unit having base-unit electronics configured to receive user input and to operate the transducer electronics to perform ultrasound scanning based on the user input. The portable ultrasound system further includes a first power source device configured to power the transducer electronics and a second power source device configured to power the base-unit electronics without powering the transducer electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Paul Danset
  • Publication number: 20150297192
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having dedicated power source devices is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include transducer electronics and a base unit having base-unit electronics configured to receive user input and to operate the transducer electronics to perform ultrasound scanning based on the user input. The portable ultrasound system further includes a first power source device configured to power the transducer electronics and a second power source device configured to power the base-unit electronics without powering the transducer electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Paul Danset
  • Publication number: 20150297179
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having an enhanced user interface is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include a hand-held base unit configured to present a graphical user interface that contains a first control area, a second control area, and an active image area. The first control area can have a number of graphical tools that can each be selectively activated by a user's finger. The second control area can include a control area having plurality of controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb to select a tool property of a number of tool properties associated with the selected one of the graphical tools. The active image area can display an ultrasound image, and the selected one of the graphical tools can be overlaid onto the image with the user-selected tool property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan Mccormack
  • Publication number: 20150297185
    Abstract: A portable ultrasound system having a thumb controller is disclosed herein. A portable ultrasound system configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a transducer device and a hand-held base unit removably coupled to the transducer device. The base unit is configured to perform an ultrasound scan and to produce a split screen display. The split screen display includes an active image area at which images of a patient obtained from ultrasound signals received by the transducer device are displayed. The split screen display also includes a thumb control area that is accessible by a user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system. For example, the thumb control area can include a thumbwheel having one or more controls that can be selectively activated by the user's thumb when holding the portable ultrasound system and are rotatable on and off of the thumb control area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Mander, Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Sebastian Tomaszewski
  • Patent number: D736388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Joshua M. Hansen
  • Patent number: D744653
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Joshua M. Hansen
  • Patent number: D762861
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Joshua M. Hansen
  • Patent number: D767764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Josh Hansen
  • Patent number: D796678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Dekock, Evan McCormack, David Wykes, Craig Chamberlain, Sara Akiko Prokop
  • Patent number: D796679
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Dekock, Evan McCormack, David Wykes, Craig Chamberlain, Sara Akiko Prokop
  • Patent number: D834195
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Chamberlain, Evan McCormack, Josh Hansen