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Chong Guo Yao: System and method for tuning a resonant structure. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, April 9, 2002: US06369585 (24 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the present invention includes the use of a single connection to measure the resonance frequency of main cells or side cells of a resonant structure, such as a linear accelerator cavity structure. Only one antenna is require to perform both the tasks of exciting a cavity structure a ...


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Jochen Klaus Kusch, Christopher Jude Amies: Linear accelerator with X-ray imaging elements mounted on curved support. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, October 31, 2006: US07130372 (23 worldwide citation)

A system according to some embodiments may include a treatment head to emit treatment radiation, a gantry coupled to the treatment head, an x-ray tube to emit imaging radiation, an imaging device to acquire an image based on the imaging radiation, and a C-arm coupled to the x-ray tube, the imaging d ...


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David M Sanders, Stephen Sampayan, Kirk Slenes, H M Stoller: Cast dielectric composite linear accelerator. Lawrence Livermore National Security, TPL, James S Tak, John H Lee, November 10, 2009: US07615942 (23 worldwide citation)

A linear accelerator having cast dielectric composite layers integrally formed with conductor electrodes in a solventless fabrication process, with the cast dielectric composite preferably having a nanoparticle filler in an organic polymer such as a thermosetting resin. By incorporating this cast di ...


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Donald A Swenson, William J Hoffert: Close-coupled RF power systems for linacs. Science Applications International Corporation, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, January 28, 1992: US05084682 (23 worldwide citation)

A close-coupled rf power system provides high peak rf power for a linear accelerator, or "linac", and other charged particle systems. The linac operates in a vacuum housing. Low level rf power is coupled inside of the vacuum housing by a conventional rf feedthrough connector. An input resonator cavi ...


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Bruce M Carder: High-gradient compact linear accelerator. Richard Main, William Daubenspeck, William R Moser, May 26, 1998: US05757146 (23 worldwide citation)

A high-gradient linear accelerator comprises a solid-state stack in a vacuum of five sets of disc-shaped Blumlein modules each having a center hole through which particles are sequentially accelerated. Each Blumlein module is a sandwich of two outer conductive plates that bracket an inner conductive ...


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George Gutman: X-ray system with implantable needle for treatment of cancer. Brooks & Kushman P C, June 17, 2003: US06580940 (23 worldwide citation)

An x-ray system for treatment cancer by delivering x-ray radiation directly to a desired region of tissue comprising an x-ray source with directed narrow space distribution of x-rays (linear accelerator), conditioning optics which direct and monochromotize x-ray radiation, an implantable needle with ...


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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, December 18, 2001: US06332017 (22 worldwide citation)

A system for generating tunable pulsed monochromatic X-rays comprises a tabletop terawatt laser delivering 10 Joules of energy in 10 ps at a wavelength of 1.1 microns. The light beam from the laser is counter-propagated against an electron beam produced by a linear accelerator. X-ray photons are gen ...


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Michael A Minovitch: Electromagnetic transportation system for manned space travel. Christie Parker & Hale, January 3, 1989: US04795113 (22 worldwide citation)

An electromagnetically propelled space transportation system is provided for transporting passengers and/or freight between the Earth's surface and orbiting spaceports via reusable spaceplanes. Each spaceplane is equipped with a plurality of superconducting propulsion coils extending along its fusel ...


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Jacques Pottier: Heavy ion accelerating structure and its application to a heavy-ion linear accelerator. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Pearne Gordon Sessions McCoy & Granger, January 1, 1980: US04181894 (22 worldwide citation)

The accelerating structure comprises a resonant cavity within which are placed at least two longitudinal conducting supports. One end of each support is electrically connected to the cavity in such a manner as to be in quarter-wave resonance and in opposite phase. Drift tubes are electrically connec ...


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Chong Guo Yao: Monolithic structure with internal cooling for medical linac. Siemens Medical Systems, March 31, 1998: US05734168 (21 worldwide citation)

In a clinical linear accelerator system for delivering charged particles for medical applications, a series of monolithic cavity-defining members is connected to form a succession of accelerating cavities, with temperature regulation being achieved by aligning internal cooling passageways through th ...