Patents by Inventor Xiaoxuan Zheng

Xiaoxuan Zheng 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: 20200001121
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a transducer design for minimally invasive focused ultrasound (MIFU). The present invention allows flexible control of a focused ultrasound wave using mechanical and electrical control. The transducer array is implemented on a flexible substrate that can be mechanically controlled through two or more physical configurations. As with conventional electronic “steering,” the transducer elements can be controlled electronically to provide adjustable focus of the ultrasound. The combination of mechanical and electronic control provides the device a very flexible method for delivering focused ultrasound. The invention also includes a design that allows integration of ultrasound and endoscopic image guidance. The ultrasound guidance includes anatomical visualization and functional imaging (e.g. blood flow and coagulation of vasculature). The ultrasound imaging transducer is used for thermometry within the region of interest for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Amir Manbachi, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Nicholas Ellens, Xiaoxuan Zheng, Micah Belzberg, Alan Cohen, Henry Brem
  • Patent number: D962494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Xiaoxuan Zheng