Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Scott Hart

Jeffrey Scott Hart 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).

  • Publication number: 20210093295
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe has an acoustic window (10) or lens (20) through which ultrasound is transmitted and received by a transducer array (30) located behind the lens or window inside a probe enclosure. The external, patient-contacting surface (24) of the acoustic lens or window is textured. The texturing of the surface of the lens or window better retains gel spread over the lens or window for an ultrasound procedure, reduces reverberation artifacts, and diminishes the appearance of scratches on the lens or window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Dino Francesco Cuscuna, Elizabeth Brunelle, Loriann Davidsen, Martha Gail Grewe Wilson, Jeffrey Scott Hart, Harry Amon Kunkel, III, Gerred Allen Price, James William Hackenberry
  • Publication number: 20180125461
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe including an active thermal management system is disclosed. The active thermal management system may include a fluid chamber coupled to a transducer assembly of the ultrasound probe. The fluid chamber may include a coolant that may dissipate heat from the transducer assembly. The active thermal management system may further include a heat sink coupled to the fluid chamber and thermal management system. The heat sink may include fins that extend into the coolant. The coolant may be a liquid or a gas. The coolant may be circulated within the fluid chamber by a circulation device. The circulation device may be a pump, a fan, or an impeller. An ultrasound probe may further include a window that forms an enclosure over the lens of the transducer assembly. The enclosure may be fluidly coupled to the fluid chamber and filled with coolant to dissipate heat from the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
  • Publication number: 20170128045
    Abstract: A medical imaging system configured to analyze an acquired image to determine the imaging plane and orientation of the image. The medical imaging system may be further configured to determine a location of an aperture to acquire a key anatomical view and transmit instructions to a controller to move the aperture to the location. A sonographer may not need to move the ultrasound probe for the medical imaging system to move the aperture to the location. An ultrasound probe may include a transducer array that may have one or more degrees of freedom of movement within the probe. The transducer array may be translated by one or more motors that receive instructions from the controller to position the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: David Nigel Roundhill, Jeffrey Scott Hart
  • Patent number: D884193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Lee Robinson, Susan Gay Heller, Jeffrey Scott Hart, Xidong Chen