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Avner Ezion, Kolisher Izzydor, Shuki Vitek: Systems and methods for controlling a phased array focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, January 14, 2003: US06506154 (128 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling the phase and amplitude of individual drive sinus waves of a phased-array focused ultrasound transducer employ digitally controlled components to scale the amplitude of three or more bases sinuses into component sinus vectors. The component sinus vectors are linea ...


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Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: System and method for sensing and locating disturbances in an energy path of a focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Vista IP Law Group, February 13, 2007: US07175596 (125 worldwide citation)

A method for sensing a disturbance in a transmission path of a converging ultrasound energy beam transmitted by a transducer in a focussed ultrasound system comprises transmitting a burst of ultrasound energy from the transducer, detecting whether a reflected portion of the ultrasound energy burst i ...


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Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion, David Freundlich: Focused ultrasound system with MRI synchronization. Insightec Txsonics, Bingham McCutchen, May 11, 2004: US06735461 (117 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing a focused ultrasound procedure monitored using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. An MRI system uses a timing sequence for transmitting radio frequency (RF) signals and detecting magnetic resonance (MR) response signals from a patient's body in resp ...


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Yoav Medan, Avner Ezion: Positioning systems and methods for guided ultrasound therapy systems. Insightec, Vista IP Law Group, October 31, 2006: US07128711 (91 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for positioning a therapy device, such as an ultrasound transducer, using a tilt sensor carried by the transducer and a positioner coupled to the transducer. The positioner provides roll and pitch control as well as translating the transducer in lateral and longitudi ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: Acoustic beam forming in phased arrays including large numbers of transducer elements. Insightec Image Guided Treatment, Goodwin Procter, November 3, 2009: US07611462 (53 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system includes a transducer array, a controller for providing drive signals to the transducer array, and a switch. The transducer array includes a plurality of “n” transducer elements, and the controller includes a plurality of “m” output channels providing sets of drive signal ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: Acoustic beam forming in phased arrays including large numbers of transducer elements. InSightec, Bingham McCutchen, August 23, 2011: US08002706 (29 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system includes a transducer array, a controller for providing drive signals to the transducer array, and a switch. The transducer array includes a plurality of “n” transducer elements, and the controller includes a plurality of “m” output channels providing sets of drive signal ...


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Kobi Vortman, Yoav Medan, Avner Ezion: Hierarchical switching in ultra-high density ultrasound array. Insightec, Bingham McCutchen, December 17, 2013: US08608672 (20 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system comprises a transducer having a multiplicity of transducer elements, drive circuitry that generates and outputs a plurality of drive signals, each offset by a respective phase difference, and a controller for selectively coupling the drive signals to respective transducer ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: Acoustic beam forming in phased arrays including large numbers of transducer elements. Insightec Image Guided Treatment, Bingham McCutchen, November 25, 2004: US20040236253-A1

A focused ultrasound system includes a transducer array, a controller for providing drive signals to the transducer array, and a switch. The transducer array includes a plurality of “n” transducer elements, and the controller includes a plurality of “m” output channels providing sets of drive signal ...


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Kobi Vortman, Yoav Medan, Avner Ezion: Hierarchical Switching in Ultra-High Density Ultrasound Array. Insightec, Vista Ip Law Group, July 19, 2007: US20070167781-A1

A focused ultrasound system comprises a transducer having a multiplicity of transducer elements, drive circuitry that generates and outputs a plurality of drive signals, each offset by a respective phase difference, and a controller for selectively coupling the drive signals to respective transducer ...


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Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: System and method for sensing and locating disturbances in an emergy path of a focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham Mccutchen, May 1, 2003: US20030083597-A1

A method for sensing a disturbance in a transmission path of a converging ultrasound energy beam transmitted by a transducer in a focussed ultrasound system comprises transmitting a burst of ultrasound energy from the transducer, detecting whether a reflected portion of the ultrasound energy burst i ...