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Kenneth Whitham: Multi-mode operation of a standing wave linear accelerator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, December 10, 2002: US06493424 (55 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 ...


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Thomas F Vaughan: Portal acquisition tool. King & Schickli PLLC, April 1, 2003: US06540756 (53 worldwide citation)

A tool is provided for use in acquiring a treatment portal on the skin surface of a patient undergoing radiation therapy or the like. The portal acquisition tool includes a template portion having a cut-out pattern for marking the treatment portal on the skin and a handle portion which both facilita ...


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Frank E Carroll, Robert H Traeger, Marcus H Mendenhall, James W Waters, Glenn Edwards, Charles A Brau: System and method for producing pulsed monochromatic X-rays. Vanderbilt University, Cooley Godward, February 3, 2004: US06687333 (53 worldwide citation)

A system for generating tunable pulsed monochromatic X-rays includes a tabletop laser emitting a light beam that is counter-propagated against an electron beam produced by a linear accelerator. X-ray photon pulses are generated by inverse Compton scattering that occurs as a consequence of the “colli ...


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Eiji Tanabe: High gradient, compact, standing wave linear accelerator structure. Moser Patterson & Sheridan, November 13, 2001: US06316876 (50 worldwide citation)

A standing wave accelerator structure that has both inline coupling cavities and side coupling cavities combined into one structure. Additionally, the invention uses a prebunching (re-entrant) cavity, excited electrically or magnetically, through apertures between a first accelerating cavity and the ...


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Kenneth Whitham, Chong Guo Yao: Standing wave linear accelerator with integral prebunching section. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, October 15, 2002: US06465957 (49 worldwide citation)

A standing wave linear accelerator with a prebunching section and an accelerating section that are formed into a unitary accelerating structure is described. The prebunching section is configured to group charged particles into bunches by velocity modulation of the charged particle beam. The acceler ...


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Eric R Cosman: Dynamic collimator for a linear accelerator. Richard J Birch, May 5, 1998: US05748703 (47 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a novel dynamic collimator which can be adapted to a linear accelerator (LINAC). The collimator is such that the shape of the jaw arrangement, and therefore the collimated beam of X radiation from the LINAC, can be changed and conformed in a very flexible and versatile way. ...


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Yoshio Gomei: Synchrotron radiation apparatus. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, March 31, 1992: US05101169 (46 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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Joseph McKeown, Stuart T Craig, Norbert H Drewell, Jean Pierre Labrie, Court B Lawrence, Victor A Mason, James Ungrin, Bryan F White: Industrial material processing electron linear accelerator. Atomic Energy of Canada, Hayes Soloway Hennessey Grossman & Hage, March 28, 1995: US05401973 (43 worldwide citation)

An electron linear accelerator for use in industrial material processing, comprises an elongated, resonant, electron accelerator structure defining a linear electron flow path and having an electron injection end and an electron exit end, an electron gun at the injection end for producing and delive ...


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Kirk Joseph Bertsche, Chong Guo Yao: Monolithic structure with asymmetric coupling. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, November 11, 2003: US06646383 (43 worldwide citation)

A device for use in a linear accelerator operable to accelerate charged particles along a beam axis is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of monolithic members connected to form a series of accelerating cavities aligned along the beam axis and coupling cavities. Each of the coupling cavities ...


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Martin Finlan, Edgar Lorch: Superconducting cyclotron for use in the production of heavy isotopes. Nycomed Amersham, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, February 23, 1999: US05874811 (42 worldwide citation)

A superconducting cyclotron is provided that includes a superconducting magnet. This superconducting magnet is arranged to provide a magnetic field that extends axially through a chamber which includes a radially extending beam space. There is further an interaction within the chamber between the ax ...



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