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1. (WO2007006034) METHOD OF OPTIMIZING AN ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/006034 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/026465
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 05.07.2006
IPC:
A61B 8/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 8/14 (2006.01) ,A61H 1/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
13
Tomography
14
Echo-tomography
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
H
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
1
Apparatus for passive exercising; Vibrating apparatus; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones 
Applicants:
FOCUS SURGERY, INC. [US/US]; 3940 Pendleton Way Indianapolis, IN 46226, US (AllExceptUS)
SEIP, Ralf [DE/US]; US (UsOnly)
SANGHVI, Narendra, T. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
KATNY, Artur, P. [PL/US]; US (UsOnly)
SHAVER, Dennis, J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
SEIP, Ralf; US
SANGHVI, Narendra, T.; US
KATNY, Artur, P.; US
SHAVER, Dennis, J.; US
Agent:
NIEDNAGEL, Timothy, E.; BAKER & DANIELS LLP 300 NORTH MERIDIAN STREET Suite 2700 Indianapolis, IN 46204, US
Priority Data:
11/175,94706.07.2005US
Title (EN) METHOD OF OPTIMIZING AN ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER
(FR) PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'OPTIMISER UN TRANSDUCTEUR ULTRASONORE
Abstract:
(EN) Methods and apparatuses are disclosed to optimize an acoustic transducer (100), such as an ultrasound transducer, for use in a therapy application, such as high intensity focused ultrasound. Ih one example, the thickness of a matching layer (112) applied to a face (103, 105) of a transducer member (102, 104) is altered to optimize the transducer (100) for high intensity focused ultrasound operation at a desired frequency based on total power measurements as a function of acoustic frequency and lapping iterations.
(FR) L'invention concerne des procédés et des appareils qui permettent d'optimiser un transducteur acoustique (100), tel qu'un transducteur ultrasonore, pour un usage thérapeutique, tel que des ultrasons focalisés de haute intensité. Dans un exemple, l'épaisseur d'une couche correspondante (112) appliquée à une surface (103, 105) d'un élément transducteur (102, 104) est modifiée pour optimiser le transducteur (100) pour un opération avec ultrasons focalisés de haute intensité à une fréquence voulue sur la base de la totalité des mesures de puissance en fonction de la fréquence acoustique et des itérations de rodage.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)