Santec Systems, Inc. | Date: 2014-08-21
Plumbing fixtures and fittings, namely, faucets, tubs for bathing and shower, toilets, toilet bowls, toilet tanks, toilet tank levers, urinals, bidets, sinks, strainers for water lines, traps, whirlpools, spas with units providing a massaging effect by emitting a stream of water and pumps, inlets and suction fittings therefor, valves, tub-waste assemblies, shower and tub fixtures, namely, shower heads and hand-held showers, electric hot air hand dryers, dehumidifiers, and aerators for attachment to faucets, hydromassage products, namely, bathtubs with hydromassage units, combination shower and bathtubs with hydromassage units, spas with hydromassage units, tubs with hydromassage units, and water pumps, inlets and suction fittings for hydromassage units. Bath and shower accessories, namely, wash basins, toilet paper holders, soap dishes, towel rings, racks and bars, tumbler and toothbrush holders, wall-mounted handrails for the bathroom, cabinet and drawer knobs made of porcelain, ceramic or glass, decorative metal plates, and soap dispensers.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 100.00K | Year: 1999
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 115.25K | Year: 2010
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to use a 2D area detector called Acousto-Optic (AO) sensor to provide an acoustic output monitoring method for HIFU transducers, where the need for two separate methods, radiation force balance and hydrophone scanning, is circumvented. The AO sensor provides an instant 2D image of the radiated HIFU field, which currently requires the very slow point-by-point scanning of a needle hydrophone by a trained operator. Unlike the radiation force balance, the AO sensor provides a direct measure of the acoustic intensity as opposed to just total power. Successful completion of this work will provide a superior method for monitoring acoustic output HIFU transducers, which is critical for ensuring correct ultrasound dose delivery by the HIFU transducer for effective cancer treatment and minimizing collateral damage to healthy tissue. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The successful development of the proposed AO sensor based acoustic output monitoring device could enable routine, on-site assessment of HIFU transducer performance, which is imperative to insure correct dose delivery for HIFU cancer treatment. Current practice of using a combination of hydrophone and radiation force balance methods to establish HIFU transducer output are laboratory based, and do not lend themselves for on-site assessment of HIFU transducers.
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 99.96K | Year: 2003
Novel acousto-optic (AO) sensors that overcome the limitations of current AO sensor will be developed. These sensors will be used to demonstrate feasibility of an ultrasonic evaluation system to provide simple, fast and low-cost method for NDE of fieldedstructures. The proposed approach will circumvent the need for cumbersome, multi axes mechanical scanning equipment required in conventional ultrasonic scanning. The operator skill requirements are expected to be relatively low, since data is provided inimage form as opposed to an electronic signal. There is a significant potential for the proposed work to address the health monitoring needs of the Dept. of Defense aviation and other structures.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 107.00K | Year: 2009
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this project is to use a super high-resolution, large area ultrasound detector called acousto-optic (AO) sensor to record an ultrasound hologram of the breast, from which a 3D volume breast image can be generated instantly (analogously to optical holography). Successful completion of this work will provide a superior 3D volume breast imaging methodology, where the need for physical movement of the 1D transducer array is circumvented. Moreover, the AO sensor employed overcomes the challenges posed by large number of electrical connections and interconnects needed for 2D transducer arrays. Successful completion of this work may provide a superior breast cancer screening process. In Phase I, the goals are to first construct a laboratory breast imaging system based on the AO sensor and test feasibility of such a system to produce instant 3D breast images using phantoms. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The successful development of the proposed holography technique using the AO sensor could enable generation of an instant, full-field 3D volumetric image of the breast, circumventing the need for physical movement of the ultrasound probe. The resulting image would allow a more accurate localization of the suspicious indications on a mammogram, which could result in improved breast cancer screening.