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As I understand it, the ButterflyIQ is the only ultrasound device that uses a microchip based transmitter, as opposed to a fragile crystal.

They mentioned patent protection. You can patent their method of getting silicon to drum but you cannot patent the idea. Unlike Intel's x86 silicon which was the basis of a long and complex value chain, I don't see the same kind of protection as there is no similar value chain.

Denny Schlesinger
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