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Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, Stephen J Carter, George W Keilman, Victor Y Fujimoto, Lawrence A Crum: Noise-free real time ultrasonic imaging of a treatment site undergoing high intensity focused ultrasound therapy. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, July 30, 2002: US06425867 (461 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous use of ultrasound on a probe for imaging and therapeutic purposes. The probe limits the effects of undesirable interference noise in a display by synchronizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves with an imaging transducer to cause the noise to be ...


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George W Keilman, George E Cimochowski: Implantable therapeutic device and method. VascuSense, Brian L Johnson, George C Rondeau Jr, Davis Wright Tremaine, July 1, 2003: US06585763 (361 worldwide citation)

A system includes a first coil, a signal source and a first control module. The first control module regulates coupling between the signal source and the first coil. The system also includes an implantable device having a second coil coupled to a therapeutic transducer comprising an ultrasonic trans ...


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George E Cimochowski, George W Keilman: Endoluminal implant with fluid flow sensing capability. VascuSense, Ronald M Anderson, October 19, 1999: US05967986 (343 worldwide citation)

A stent or graft stent energized from an external power source is provided with one or more sensors to sense a parameter, producing a signal that is transmitted outside a vessel in which the stent is implanted. At least a portion of a body of the stent or an insulated electrical conductor comprises ...


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George W Keilman, George E Cimochowski: Endoluminal implant with therapeutic and diagnostic capability. VacuSense, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, May 15, 2001: US06231516 (323 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an endoluminal implant, a RF coupling coil coupled to the endoluminal implant and a therapeutic transducer electrically coupled to the RF coupling coil and physically coupled to the endoluminal implant. The RF coupling coil supplies electrical power to the therapeutic transduce ...


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Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, Stephen J Carter, George W Keilman, Victor Y Fujimoto, Lawrence A Crum: Ultrasound therapy head configured to couple to an ultrasound imaging probe to facilitate contemporaneous imaging using low intensity ultrasound and treatment using high intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, April 6, 2004: US06716184 (249 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous use of ultrasound on a probe for imaging and therapeutic purposes. The probe limits the effects of undesirable interference noise in a display by synchronizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves with an imaging transducer to cause the noise to be ...


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George E Cimochowski, George W Keilman: Ultrasonic sensors for monitoring the condition of a vascular graft. Ronald M Anderson, September 15, 1998: US05807258 (148 worldwide citation)

A parameter indicative of the status of fluid flow is remotely monitored in a vessel, a natural graft, or a synthetic graft. One or more transducers are provided either in a wall of a synthetic graft or adjacent to a vessel or natural graft to monitor the parameter. A conformal array transducer or a ...


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Stephen J Carter, Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, George W Keilman, Lawrence A Crum: Treatment of unwanted tissue by the selective destruction of vasculature providing nutrients to the tissue. University of Washington, Mirabilis Medica, Ronald M Anderson, May 25, 2010: US07722539 (81 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive technique that can be used to deny blood flow to a particular region of tissue, without the inherent risks associated with invasive procedures such as surgery and minimally-invasive procedures such as embolization. Blood flow in selected portions of the vasculature can be occluded by s ...


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Sheldon P Detwiler, George W Keilman, Robert F McConaghy: Ultrasonic heating apparatus and method. UltraThermics, Seed and Berry, June 26, 1990: US04936303 (81 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the treatment of tumors by heating with ultrasonic energy. A transducer assembly is provided in a housing having a refractive assembly disposed between the tumor and the transducer. The refractive assembly moves with respect to the transducer assembly. The refractive assem ...


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George E Cimochowski, George W Keilman: Ultrasonic sensors for monitoring the condition of a vascular graft. VascuSense, Ronald M Anderson, October 19, 1999: US05967989 (77 worldwide citation)

A parameter indicative of the status of fluid flow is remotely monitored in a vessel, a natural graft, or a synthetic graft. One or more transducers are provided either in a wall of a synthetic graft or adjacent to a vessel or natural graft to monitor the parameter. A conformal array transducer or a ...


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Dipankar Ganguly, George W Keilman: Low-profile ultrasonic transducer incorporating static beam steering. Diagnostic Devices Group, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, December 21, 1993: US05271406 (26 worldwide citation)

A cylindrical ultrasonic transducer (36) is disclosed. The transducer includes a cylindrical main element (38) provided with a plurality of ring-shaped secondary elements (40 and 42) that are triangular in cross section. By controlling the number, geometry, and construction of the secondary elements ...