Global Patent Index - EP 1054627 A1

EP 1054627 A1 2000-11-29 - ECHOGRAPHY PROBE AND ACCESSORIES

Title (en)

ECHOGRAPHY PROBE AND ACCESSORIES

Title (de)

ULTRASCHALL-WANDLER MIT ZUBEHöR

Title (fr)

SONDE D'ECHOGRAPHIE ET ACCESSOIRES

Publication

EP 1054627 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98933741 A

Priority

  • FR 9801371 W
  • FR 9800314 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2773460A1] The probe includes a transducer mounted to move to and fro within the casing, behind the acoustic window. The probe comprises a body (1) within which there is a main chamber (4) holding the ultrasound transmission and reception assembly. This includes an acoustic mono-transducer mounted on a frame for to and fro movement under the action of a drive motor (9). The chamber is closed by probe nose (2) with an acoustic window comprising a material which is impermeable to liquid, but which is transparent to the acoustic signals transmitted and detected by the transducer. The to and fro movement of the transducer is in a direction parallel to the acoustic window (8), the beam striking the window along a normal.

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

A61B 8/08; G10K 11/35

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 8/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); G10K 11/26 (2006.01); G10K 11/35 (2006.01); H04R 1/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 8/4461 (2013.01); A61B 8/08 (2013.01); G10K 11/352 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9935969A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

FR 2773460 A1 19990716; FR 2773460 B1 20000609; AU 8345498 A 19990802; EP 1054627 A1 20001129; JP 2002508983 A 20020326; US 6468220 B1 20021022; WO 9935969 A1 19990722

INPADOC legal status


2004-11-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040518

2004-01-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20031106

2000-11-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000725

2000-11-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE