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Narendra T Sanghvi, Richard Bihrle, Francis J Fry: Focussed ultrasound tissue treatment method. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, October 14, 1997: US05676692 (255 worldwide citation)

A method of treatment of tissue with focussed ultrasound comprises placing adjacent the tissue to be treated a reflector of ultrasound or an ultrasound energy conversion device which converts received ultrasound energy to heat, stores the heat and then releases the heat over time into the tissue to ...


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Francis J Fry: Needle with ultrasonically reflective displacement scale. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 15, 1986: US04582061 (121 worldwide citation)

A puncturing device for insertion into the body, which has an ultrasonically coded displacement scale of gaseous inclusions regularly spaced along the length of the device. Owing to the acoustic reflectiveness of the gaseous inclusions, the precise location of the puncturing device can be directly a ...


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Francis J Fry, Bryan Burney: Ultrasound location and therapy method and apparatus for calculi in the body. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, April 17, 1990: US04917095 (113 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for non-invasively decomposing a calculus in a human body include a mechanism for, and the step of, locating the calculus, a mechanism for, and the step of, delivering to the site of the calculus a chemical species known to reduce the calculus, and a mechanism for, and the ...


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Bryan T Burney, Steven L Griffith, Francis J Fry, Yue Teh Jang, Pamela M Thornton, Vern L Liebmann: One-punch catheter. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, January 22, 1991: US04986814 (112 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly comprises a stylus including a first generally conically shaped end tapering to a point at a predetermined angle and a second end. A cannula includes a first lumen for slidably receiving the stylus. The cannula includes a first end having an end wall and a second end. A catheter ...


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Francis J Fry: Non-invasive tissue thermometry system and method. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, February 28, 1989: US04807633 (105 worldwide citation)

It has been observed that attenuation of a transmitted or reflected beam of ultrasound in tissue irradiated with such a beam having a power intensity in the tissue in the non-linear range will change measurably as the tissue temperature changes. Based upon this observation, a method and apparatus fo ...


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Elizabeth Kelly Fry, Steven T Morris: Multiple frequencies from single crystal. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, October 10, 1989: US04872346 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for ultrasound imaging at different frequencies using a single ultrasound transducer. The transducer has a single characteristic frequency. The method and apparatus involve driving the transducer with pulses having different rise times through different coupling circuits ha ...


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Reginald C Eggleton, Francis J Fry: Acoustic microscope. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, October 15, 1985: US04546771 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an ultrasound visualization system which has a capability of microscopic examination of tissue within the body without the need for removal of the tissue. A transducer, capable of producing and receiving high frequency acoustical beams is positioned within a needle. ...


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Francis J Fry, Burney Bryan T: Ultrasound contrast media for medically implantable and insertable devices. Indianapolis Center For Advanced Research, Barnes & Thornburg, February 21, 1989: US04805628 (40 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for enhancing ultrasound detection of implantable or insertable devices which can be placed in bodies. The method includes the steps of providing a space in the device having a substantially gas-impermeable wall, and filling the space with a gas. A medically implantable or inser ...


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Elizabeth Kelly Fry, Francis J Fry, George W Gardner: Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, September 7, 1982: US04347850 (39 worldwide citation)

A direct water coupling device for ultrasound scanning of the human breast in a supine position. A tank, which has an open top and an open bottom and has a bottom edge which is shaped so as to conform to the shape of a human body about the perimeter of the breast area, is placed in a sealed position ...


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Reginald C Eggleton: Cardioscan probe. Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, May 11, 1976: US03955561 (34 worldwide citation)

Ultrasonic probe apparatus for real time B-mode sector scan examination of a cross section of a structure such as the human heart. A transducer is pivotally mounted near an end of an elongated housing, and linkage means are provided in the housing for oscillating the transducer about an axis whose p ...