Global Patent Index - EP 1052938 A1

EP 1052938 A1 2000-11-22 - PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING 3D ULTRASONIC DATA

Title (en)

PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING 3D ULTRASONIC DATA

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR GEWINNUNG VON 3D-ULTRASCHALLDATEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'OBTENIR DES DONNEES ULTRASONS 3D

Publication

EP 1052938 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98959737 A

Priority

  • DE 9803051 W
  • DE 19755974 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19755974A1] A process and device are disclosed for obtaining 3D ultrasonic data, in particular for imaging during neurosurgery interventions in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The device has an ultrasonic transducer (5), a fixing device (4) for locally fixing the ultrasonic transducer (2) relative to a region to be sensed and a connecting strip (3( which links the ultrasonic transducer to the fixing device (4). The connecting strip (3) is joined to an edge of the ultrasonic transducer (2) and encloses a substantially right angle with the plane of the transducer (2). The device makes it possible to obtain ultrasonic data during a minimally invasive intervention.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 8/12; A61B 17/32; G01N 29/00; G01N 29/22; G01N 29/26

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 29/06 (2006.01); A61B 8/12 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); G01S 15/89 (2006.01); G03B 42/06 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03B 42/06 (2013.01); A61B 8/0808 (2013.01); A61B 8/12 (2013.01); A61B 8/445 (2013.01); A61B 90/10 (2016.02)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9930618A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

DE 19755974 A1 19990701; DE 19755974 C2 19991028; EP 1052938 A1 20001122; JP 2002508203 A 20020319; WO 9930618 A1 19990624

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-14 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20021222

2001-06-20 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010507

2000-11-22 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000518

2000-11-22 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB