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Frederic A Gibbs: Device and method for precision macular X-irradiation. University of Utah Research Foundation, Terry M Crellan, October 17, 2000: US06134294 (84 worldwide citation)

A device for precision X-irradiation of the macular region of the retina of a patient's eye has a mounting plate mounted to a linear accelerator collimator. A housing extends from the mounting plate, and a secondary collimator is positioned in the housing. An elongate aperture extends through the se ...


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George J Caporaso, Stephen E Sampayan, Hugh C Kirbie: Dielectric-wall linear accelerator with a high voltage fast rise time switch that includes a pair of electrodes between which are laminated alternating layers of isolated conductors and insulators. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, Robert B Main, William C Daubenspeck, William R Moser, October 13, 1998: US05821705 (77 worldwide citation)

A dielectric-wall linear accelerator is improved by a high-voltage, fast rise-time switch that includes a pair of electrodes between which are laminated alternating layers of isolated conductors and insulators. A high voltage is placed between the electrodes sufficient to stress the voltage breakdow ...


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George J Caporaso, Stephen E Sampayan, Hugh C Kirbie: Vacuum-surface flashover switch with cantilever conductors. The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy, William C Daubenspeck, Richard B Main, Virginia B Caress, August 21, 2001: US06278239 (75 worldwide citation)

A dielectric-wall linear accelerator is improved by a high-voltage, fast rise-time switch that includes a pair of electrodes between which are laminated alternating layers of isolated conductors and insulators. A high voltage is placed between the electrodes sufficient to stress the voltage breakdow ...


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Kirk Joseph Bertsche: Variable energy linear accelerator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, June 18, 2002: US06407505 (75 worldwide citation)

A device for use in a linear accelerator operable to accelerate charged particles along a beam axis. The device includes a first end section, a second end section, and a transition section interposed between the first and second end sections. The sections are coupled together to form a plurality of ...


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James R Wong, Chee Wai Cheng: Method for producing a range of therapeutic radiation energy levels. Ro Inventions I, Duane Morris, October 1, 2002: US06459762 (73 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for producing a broad range of therapeutic radiation energy levels with a source of radiation that is operated to produce photons or particles at a first energy that are directed at a treatment site for a predetermined absorbed dose. The linear accelerator is ...


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Paul Bjorkholm: Radiation sources and compact radiation scanning systems. Varian Medical Systems Technologies, Brandon N Sklar, Kaye Scholer, January 9, 2007: US07162005 (72 worldwide citation)

An X-ray source is disclosed comprising a source of high energy electrons that travel along a longitudinal path. Target material lies along the longitudinal path and X-ray radiation is generated due to impact of the high energy electrons with the target. Shielding material is provided around at leas ...


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Yoshio Gomei: Synchrotron radiation apparatus. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, March 31, 1992: US05101169 (66 worldwide citation)

A synchrotron radiation apparatus includes a linear accelerator for accelerating an injected electron beam to 20 MeV or less, an energy compaction system for reducing the energy width of an electron beam, an accumulation ring for permitting the high energy electrons output from the energy compaction ...


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Andrey Mishin, Russell G Schonberg: Hollow-beam microwave linear accelerator. Schonberg Research Corporation, Stanley Z Cole, William McClellan, September 22, 1998: US05811943 (64 worldwide citation)

A linear accelerator for charged particles includes a plurality of accelerating stages in a linear arrangement along a central axis. Each accelerating stage has at least one passageway radially spaced from the central axis for transmitting a beam of charged particles. Electromagnetic wave energy is ...


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Kenneth Whitham: Multi-mode operation of a standing wave linear accelerator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, December 10, 2002: US06493424 (64 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a scheme in accordance with which a linear accelerator may be operated in two or more resonance (or standing wave) modes to produce charged particle beams over a wide range of output energies so that diagnostic imaging and therapeutic treatment may be performed on a patient us ...