Patents by Inventor TOWA MATSUMURA

TOWA MATSUMURA 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: 10925584
    Abstract: The TGC slide switches which provide the TGC control of an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system have LEDs mounted on the sliders of the slide switches so that the switches can be easily visualized in a darkened room. The light emitted by the LED of a switch is changed to an indicative color or brightness when the slider of the switch is set in its default position for the application of a nominal gain to echo signals received from a given depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Towa Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20180116637
    Abstract: The TGC slide switches which provide the TGC control of an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system have LEDs mounted on the sliders of the slide switches so that the switches can be easily visualized in a darkened room. The light emitted by the LED of a switch is changed to an indicative color or brightness when the slider of the switch is set in its default position for the application of a nominal gain to echo signals received from a given depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: Towa Matsumura
  • Patent number: 9861343
    Abstract: The TGC slide switches (20) which provide the TGC control of an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system have LEDs (10) mounted on the sliders (22) of the slide switches so that the switches can be easily visualized in a darkened room. The light emitted by the LED of a switch is changed to an indicative color or brightness when the slider of the switch is set in its default position (36) for the application of a nominal gain to echo signals received from a given depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Towa Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20160228099
    Abstract: The TGC slide switches (20) which provide the TGC control of an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system have LEDs (10) mounted on the sliders (22) of the slide switches so that the switches can be easily visualized in a darkened room. The light emitted by the LED of a switch is changed to an indicative color or brightness when the slider of the switch is set in its default position (36) for the application of a nominal gain to echo signals received from a given depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: TOWA MATSUMURA