Biasing of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) and related apparatus and methods

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PATENT NO 9987661
APP PUB NO 20170157646A1
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14957098

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Electrical biasing of ultrasonic transducers of an ultrasound device is described. The ultrasonic transducers may be capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs). The ultrasonic transducers may be grouped together, with the different groups receiving different bias voltages. The bias voltages for the various groups of ultrasonic transducers may be selected to account for differences between the groups.

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BUTTERFLY NETWORK INC530 OLD WHITFIELD STREET GUILFORD CT 06437

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Alie, Susan A Stoneham, US 43 464
Chen, Kailiang Guilford, US 48 161
Zahorian, Jaime Scott Guilford, US 19 16

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