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Gerhard Donges, Thomas Herwig, Cornelius Koch, Georg Geus: X-ray scanner. Heimann, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, April 5, 1988: US04736401 (112 worldwide citation)

An X-ray scanner for examining objects moved through an X-ray beam on a conveyor has a detector array disposed at the opposite side of the conveyor from the X-ray source and a pulse generator connected to the motor which drives the conveyor for generating a pulse trail dependent on the speed of the ...


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Stefan Vilsmeier, Michael Bertram, Joseph Doyle, Ueli Graf: Blade collimator for radiation therapy. Brainlab Med Computersysteme, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, March 30, 1999: US05889834 (111 worldwide citation)

The accuracy of radiation therapy is enhanced with the blade collimator of the claimed invention. Particularly, this collimator includes a support device for supporting at least two sets of radiation attenuating blades in a single plane or layer. The blades are reciprocally movable within this suppo ...


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Verard Laurent, Hunter Mark W, Bzostek Andrew: Navigation system for cardiac therapies. Surgical Navigation Tech, February 9, 2005: EP1504713-A1 (106 worldwide citation)

An image guided navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of a patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the instrument in a region of the patient. The ...


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Frederick P Layman, David A Huntley, Paul H Dick, George L Coad, Michael J Kuhlman, Roger M Vecta, Phillip M Hobson: Wafer processing system. Varian Associates, Stanley Z Cole, Gerald M Fisher, Kenneth L Warsh, November 10, 1987: US04705951 (102 worldwide citation)

A wafer processing system including wafer handling arms incorporated into vacuum isolation valves is described. A loadlock with elevator and optical sensors is used to inventory and position a cassette of wafers. The wafers in the cassette can be randomly accessed. A computer is used to control the ...


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Tanya E Jewell, J Michael Rodgers: Apparatus for semiconductor lithography. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E E Pacher, November 5, 1991: US05063586 (101 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is apparatus, exemplarily semiconductor X-ray lithography apparatus, that comprises a novel projection system. In preferred embodiments the projection system is adapted for use with radiation of wavelength below about 30 nm. The system comprises four or more mirrors that form a finite conj ...


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Howard M Shapiro: Apparatus and method for killing unwanted cells. Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, July 26, 1983: US04395397 (100 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for removing, from a flowing liquid stream containing a suspension of living cells, a subpopulation of unwanted cells having one or more characteristics distinguishing them from the rest of the living cells. The method includes detecting the presence of the unwanted cells, gener ...


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Kohei Kato, Hiroshi Akiyama, Masaki Yanagisawa: Multi-leaf collimator and medical system including accelerator. Hitachi, Crowell & Moring, September 14, 2004: US06792078 (99 worldwide citation)

The invention is intended to shorten a positioning time required for forming an irradiation area with high accuracy using a number of leaf plates, and to reduce physical and mental burdens imposed on patients. A multi-leaf collimator comprises leaf plate driving body each including a plurality of mo ...


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Donald O Smith, Mark T Dinsmore: Method for treating brain tumors. Photoelectron Corporation, Lappin & Kusmer, June 18, 1996: US05528652 (99 worldwide citation)

A method of treating brain tumors in a patient, comprising the steps of: identifying and locating a brain tumor in vivo; implanting at least a portion of an adjustable x-ray source in the patient proximate to the tumor, where the x-ray source generates an electron beam along a path on or slightly of ...


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Lester D Boeh, James Clayton, Marcel R Marc, Armin Langenegger: Treatment of patient tumors by charged particle therapy. Varian Medical Systems, Houst Consulting, November 16, 2010: US07834336 (97 worldwide citation)

A method of irradiating a target in a subject using charged particle therapy includes the steps of positioning a subject on a supporting device, positioning a delivery device adapted to deliver charged particles, and delivering charged particles to a target in the subject wherein the delivery device ...


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Shixin Wang: Lift-out probe having an extension tip, methods of making and using, and analytical instruments employing same. Micron Technology, TraskBritt, March 7, 2006: US07009188 (97 worldwide citation)

Extension tips for lift-out probes used in conjunction with focused ion beam (FIB) systems and analytical instruments employing such probes are disclosed. Methods of forming the extension tips from a variety of materials such as a silicon wafer, preformed whiskers of conductive material, and metal l ...



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