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Shuki Vitek, Naama Brenner: Systems and methods for reducing secondary hot spots in a phased array focused ultrasound system. Insightec TxSonics, Lyon & Lyon, July 16, 2002: US06419648 (313 worldwide citation)

System and methods for performing a therapeutic procedure using focused ultrasound include providing a piezoelectric transducer including a plurality of transducer elements, such as a concave concentric ring array or a liner array of transducer elements. Drive circuitry is coupled to the transducer ...


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R Glen Coleman: Focused ultrasound ablation devices having selectively actuatable ultrasound emitting elements and methods of using the same. Medtronic Xomed, February 17, 2004: US06692450 (264 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound ablation device includes an ultrasound emitting member having a plurality of individual ultrasound emitting elements arranged in an array. The ultrasound emitting elements are selectively, independently actuatable to emit ultrasound energy and focus the emitted ultrasound energy ...


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Kenneth D Rolt, Padmakar P Lele: Apparatus and method for acoustic heat generation and hyperthermia. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Palmer & Dodge, March 26, 1996: US05501655 (195 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound hyperthermia applicator suitable for medical hyperthermia treatment, and method for using the same, includes two ultrasound sources producing focused ultrasound beams of frequencies f.sub.0 and f.sub.1. An aiming device directs the two ultrasound beams so that they cross each other con ...


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Zhilong Wang, Zhibiao Wang, Feng Wu, Jin Bai: High intensity focused ultrasound system for scanning and curing tumor. Chongqing Hifu, Lowe Hauptman Gilman & Berner, February 3, 2004: US06685639 (125 worldwide citation)

A high intensity focused ultrasound system for scanning and treating tumor, having a combined probe, a power source, a B-mode ultrasound scanner, a multi-dimensional digit-controlled motional apparatus, a vacuum degassor apparatus, a therapeutic bed, and a computer. The combined probe comprises a B- ...


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Everette C Burdette, Chris J Diederich: Method of manufacture of a transurethral ultrasound applicator for prostate gland thermal therapy. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Norris & Rieselbach s c, March 31, 1998: US05733315 (97 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying thermal therapy to a prostate gland, comprising a support tube having a longitudinal central passageway, a power lead channeled through the longitudinal central passageway and an ultrasound crystal disposed around at least part of the support tube. The ultrasound crystal is ...


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David E Francischelli, James B Hissong, James R Keogh, James R Skarda, Mark T Stewart: Methods of using high intensity focused ultrasound to form an ablated tissue area. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, April 27, 2010: US07706882 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of thermal ablation using high intensity focused ultrasound energy includes the steps of positioning one or more ultrasound emitting members within a patient, emitting ultrasound energy from the one or more ultrasound emitting members, focusing the ultrasound energy, ablating with the focus ...


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Inder Raj S Makin, Peter G Barthe, Michael H Slayton: Methods for treatment of sweat glands. Guided Therapy Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 9, 2012: US08282554 (78 worldwide citation)

A method and system for ultrasound treatment of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be configured in various manners, such as through use of therapy only, therapy and monitoring, imaging and therapy, or therapy, imaging, and monitoring ...


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Roy W Martin, Mark D Brentnall, Andrew H Proctor: Apparatus and method for producing high intensity focused ultrasonic energy for medical applications. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, December 31, 2002: US06500133 (78 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument uses solid tapered cones mounted to a preferably concave, spherically curved, piezoelectric ultrasound transducer which focuses and concentrates the ultrasound energy to a narrow tip so very high levels of ultrasound can be delivered to the tissue adjacent to the tip. Ultrasound ...


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Peter G Barthe, Michael H Slayton, Inder Raj S Makin: Methods for treatment of hyperhidrosis. Guided Therapy Systems L L C, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 18, 2012: US08333700 (75 worldwide citation)

Methods for ultrasound treatment of hyperhidrosis are provided. Various methods and systems for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be configured in various manners, such as through use of therapy only, therapy and monitoring, imaging and therapy, or therapy, imaging, and monitoring, and/or throu ...


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Peter G Barthe, Michael H Slayton, Inder Raj S Makin: Energy based hyperhidrosis treatment. Guided Therapy Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 3, 2013: US08523775 (71 worldwide citation)

A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be configured in various manners, such as through use of therapy only, therapy and monitoring, imaging and ...