Innovation The RCBU is continually advancing novel concepts in ultrasound technology. RCBU innovations have produced steady progress in new imaging modalities and therapeutic applications of ultrasound. RCBU members hold numerous patents in ultrasound and imaging. Recent news, and some of the patents that originated at the RCBU are summarized here. For more information, contact the University of Rochester Technology Transfer office. U.S. Patents Finite Amplitude Distortion-Based Inhomogeneous Pulse Echo Ultrasonic Imaging U.S. Patent No. 7,104,956 issued to Ted Christopher on September 12, 2006 System for Model-Based Compression of Speckle Images U.S. Patent No. 5,734,754 issued to Kevin J. Parker on March 31, 1998 Blue Noise Mask U.S. Patent Nos. 5,111,310 (1992); 5,477,305 (1995); 5,708,518 (1998); 5,543, 941 (1996); and 5,726,772 (1998) issued to Kevin J. Parker and Theophano Mitsa Thin-Film Phantoms and Phantom Systems U.S. Patent No. 5,756,875 issued to Daniel B. Phillips and Kevin J. Parker on May 26, 1998 Thin-Film Phantoms and Phantom Systems U.S. Patent No. 5,756,875 issued to Daniel B. Phillips and Kevin J. Parker on May 26, 1998 The Acoustic Filter U.S. Patent No. 5,334,136 issued to Karl Schwarz, Richard Meltzer, and Charles Church on August 2, 1994 Multiple Function Infant Monitor U.S. Patent No. 5,479, 932 issued to Joseph Higgins, E. Carr Everbach, Kevin J.Parker on January 2, 1996 Apparatus for Bone Surface-Based Registration U.S. Patent No. 6,106,464 issued to WA Bass, RL Galloway, Jr., CR Maurer, Jr, and RJ Maciunas on August 22, 2000 Sonoelasticity Imaging Estimators U.S. Patent No. 5,086,775, issued to Ron Huang, Robert Lerner, and Kevin Parker on February 11, 1992 Butterfly Search Technique U.S. Patent No. 5,419, 331 issued to S. Kaisar Alam and Kevin J. Parker on May 30, 1995 Smart Endotracheal Tube U.S. Patent No. 5,785,051 issued to Jack Mottley and Randy Lipscher on July 29, 1998.