Edward Shanbrom: Medicated vapor production method and apparatus. Schick Incorporated, Lockwood Dewey Zickert & Alex, April 13, 1976: US03949743 (186 worldwide citation)

Improved method and apparatus for the treatment of respiratory, skin, eye and related ailments and conditions wherein steam or a related vapor at a reduced temperature is admixed with particulate medicament and exposed to an afflicted area within a confined space.

Mohammed Ali Hajianpour: Massage device applying variable-frequency vibration in a variable pulse sequence. Ronald V Davidge, November 19, 1996: US05575761 (185 worldwide citation)

A vibrating massager includes a housing and an elastic strap, which is fastened into a loop to hold a protrusion extending from a surface of the housing against a pressure point of the human body. Mechanical vibrations, produced by a small electric motor spinning an eccentrically mounted weight, are ...

Robert Cribbs, Carl Hennige, Rick Hillstead: Ultrasonic treatment and imaging of adipose tissue. LipoSonix, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 21, 2007: US07258674 (180 worldwide citation)

A system for the destruction of adipose tissue utilizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) within a patient's body. The system comprises a controller for data storage and the operation and control of a plurality of elements. One elements is a means for mapping a human body to establish three ...

Yoram Eshel: Method and apparatus for non-invasive body contouring by lysing adipose tissue. UItra Shape, Hoffman Wasson & Gitler PC, August 19, 2003: US06607498 (177 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for producing lysis of adipose tissue underlying the skin of a subject, by: applying an ultrasonic transducer to the subject's skin to transmit therethrough ultrasonic waves focussed on the adipose tissue; and electrically actuating the ultrasonic transducer to transmit u ...

Charles Taylor: Vibrating massage apparatus. HWE, Michael A Painter, August 1, 1995: US05437607 (175 worldwide citation)

An improved vibrating massage apparatus in the form of an elongated pad incorporating a plurality of independently controllable vibrating members to impose vibratory oscillations along the full extent of the apparatus. Each vibrating member includes a motor having a pair of rotatable shafts extendin ...

Jack Freels, David Milton: Vibrating/massage chair. Capitol Systems, John P O Banion, June 11, 1991: US05022384 (175 worldwide citation)

A device for creating vibration within a chair which provides a therapeutic benefit to users. The chair has a control for adjusting the frequency of the vibrations and the amplitude of the vibrations, providing a wide variety of therapeutic results. The circuit powering the vibration sources within ...

Lawrence S Bass: Device and method for surgical flap dissection. Hopgood Calimafde Kalil and Judlowe, May 5, 1998: US05746762 (174 worldwide citation)

A device and method for creating an initial cavity in biological tissue within a given tissue type or layer and then expanding the initial cavity into a larger predetermined final cavity by using a dissecting propagating device to dissect the tissue along a plane defined by the initial cavity. The d ...

Jessica L Foley, Shahram Vaezy, James W Little: Ultrasound guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, March 31, 2009: US07510536 (171 worldwide citation)

A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic affect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used ...

Mostafa S Fahim: Treatment of acne and skin disorders and compositions therefor. Grace J Fishel, February 8, 1983: US04372296 (171 worldwide citation)

A composition is disclosed which when topically applied is effective in the treatment of acne and skin disorders. While the etiology of the treatment is complex, it is believed that the composition reduces the rate of sebum secretion, inhibits the formation of keratin and fatty acids in the piloseba ...

Gerald S Melsky, Frank R Prosl: Implantable infusion device. Therex, Cesari and McKenna, September 3, 1991: US05045060 (166 worldwide citation)

An improved infusion device is of the type which can be implanted for drug delivery within a patient's body, and supplied with infusate without the need for surgical removal. The infusion device has a housing forming a chamber and an entry port into the chamber. The entry port is closed by a septum. ...