James M Stark, Stanley J Rosenthal, Miles S Wagner, Michael J Ahearn: Applying a particle beam to a patient. Still River Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, August 23, 2011: US08003964 (102 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a yoke having a first end and a second end. The yoke is configured to hold a device that includes an aperture and a range compensation structure. A catch arm is pivotally secured to the first end of the yoke. The catch arm includes a locking feature. The locking feature and the ...

Euan Thomson: Apparatus and method for radiosurgery. Accuray Incorporated, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 30, 2007: US07171257 (102 worldwide citation)

A method and system is presented for treating moving target regions in a patient's anatomy by creating radiosurgical lesions. The method includes determining a pulsating motion of a patient separately from a determining of a respiratory motion, and directing a radiosurgical beam, from a radiosurgica ...

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 ...

Howard M Shapiro: Apparatus and method for killing unwanted cells. Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, July 26, 1983: US04395397 (102 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 ...

Hisataka Fujimaki, Satoshi Totake: Charged particle beam irradiation system and method of extracting charged particle beam. Hitachi, Mattingly & Malur PC, July 12, 2011: US07977656 (101 worldwide citation)

A charged particle beam irradiation system includes an accelerator for accelerating a charged particle beam, a beam irradiation apparatus having a beam energy modulator and arranged for irradiating an object with the charged particle beam extracted from the accelerator and having passed the beam ene ...

Donald O Smith, Mark T Dinsmore: Method for treating brain tumors. Photoelectron Corporation, Lappin & Kusmer, June 18, 1996: US05528652 (101 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 ...

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 ...

Katuichi Kawabata, Kuniaki Nakano: Method for preparation of radiographic image conversion panel and radiographic image conversion panel thereby. Konica Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, August 7, 1990: US04947046 (101 worldwide citation)

A method for preparing a radiographic image conversion panel and the panel prepared thereby is disclosed. In the method a vapor flow of photostimulable phosphor or its raw material is applied to a support at a particular angle of incidence with respect to the normal direction of the support.

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 ...

Peter Rothschild, Lee Grodzins: Method for raster scanning an X-ray tube focal spot. American Science & Engineering, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 12, 2002: US06356620 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for producing a scanned beam of penetrating radiation. A beam of particles illuminates a portion of a target, the illuminated portion comprising a focal spot having a centroid. Illumination of the target creates a beam of penetrating radiation such as x-rays. The beam of parti ...