US 10,376,238 B2
System and method for customizing a probe grip for an ultrasound probe
Warren Lee, Niskayuna, NY (US)
Assigned to GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed by General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/961,903.
Prior Publication US 2017/0156694 A1, Jun. 8, 2017
Int. Cl. A61B 8/00 (2006.01); B29C 67/00 (2017.01); B33Y 50/02 (2015.01); B33Y 80/00 (2015.01); B33Y 10/00 (2015.01); B33Y 30/00 (2015.01); B33Y 40/00 (2015.01); B33Y 50/00 (2015.01); B29L 31/46 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 8/4455 (2013.01) [B33Y 10/00 (2014.12); B33Y 30/00 (2014.12); B33Y 40/00 (2014.12); B33Y 50/00 (2014.12); B33Y 50/02 (2014.12); B33Y 80/00 (2014.12); B29L 2031/463 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for customizing a probe grip of an ultrasound probe for a user, the method comprising:
receiving a grip data associated with a three-dimensional shape of the probe grip, wherein receiving the grip data comprises capturing a three-dimensional image of the user gripping a mock-up unit;
printing the probe grip in the three-dimensional shape of the probe grip based on grip data corresponding to the user; and
installing the printed probe grip on the ultrasound probe.