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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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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, Steven P Koda, December 28, 1999: US06007499 (362 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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David Giuliani, Roy W Martin, Rodger H Rosenbaum: Vibrating toothbrush using a magnetic driver. Gemtech, March 2, 1993: US05189751 (285 worldwide citation)

A vibrating toothbrush which includes a toothbrush body (12) and a lever arm (14) having toothbrush bristles (18) at one end thereof. The lever arm (14) is mounted for pivotal movement at a pivot member (16) which is in the vicinity of the other end of the lever arm (14). In one embodiment, a pair o ...


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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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Fred E Silverstein, Roy W Martin, David A Gilbert: Method for endoscopic blood flow detection by the use of ultrasonic energy. Washington Research Foundation, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, April 15, 1986: US04582067 (187 worldwide citation)

Various forms of a catheter that is sized to pass through the biopsy channel of an endoscope include an elongated catheter tube of flexible material and an ultrasonic probe carried by the catheter tube adjacent its tip. The forms include: a papillotome catheter (FIGS. 1 and 3); catheters for general ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Sonic Concepts, Eugene H Valet, August 13, 2002: US06432067 (178 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Roy W Martin, Ram B Hatangadi, Gerard Bashein: Method and apparatus for three-dimensional translumenal ultrasonic imaging. University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson and Kindness, March 21, 1995: US05398691 (165 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an arrangement for use in transesophageal ultrasonic imaging of the heart (and other translumenal applications) in which both the position and orientation of an ultrasonic probe that generates an ultrasonic scanning pattern is determined in terms of a three-dimensional coordinate system ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. Eugene H Valet, November 13, 2001: US06315741 (151 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Peter S Colley, Roy W Martin: Method for detecting air emboli in the blood in an intracorporeal blood vessel. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, March 16, 1982: US04319580 (145 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting and quantifying air emboli in blood vessels which uses either an intravascular catheter 22 or an esophageal catheter 50. In a preferred embodiment, the intravascular catheter includes an elongated cylindrical tube of flexible material, the tube having a tip 22A and having form ...


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Roy W Martin, Fred E Silverstein: Endoscopically deliverable ultrasound imaging system. Washington Research Foundation, Seed and Berry, February 7, 1989: US04802487 (125 worldwide citation)

An endoscopically deliverable ultrasound imaging system having an ultrasound probe mounted at the end of an endoscopically deliverable catheter. The catheter connects the probe to an ultrasound imaging system. The axial or radial position of the ultrasound probe is measured by a position transducer ...