Patents by Inventor Sharbet E. Noujaim

Sharbet E. Noujaim 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: 5566133
    Abstract: An optical communication system for ultrasound imaging systems employs a light source and photodetector array in the imaging console. The light source and photodetector array are coupled to each other through an optical fiber passing through the probe. Information from the probe is communicated to the console by an optical modulator, situated in the optical path from source to detector. The ultrasound signals are converted into electrical signals by probe electronics, and these electrical signals serve to alter either the phase or amplitude of optical signals passing through the modulator. Since the light source and photodetectors reside in the imaging console, very little power is dissipated in the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William E. Engeler, Matthew O'Donnell, Sharbet E. Noujaim