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1. (WO2018067876) NANOPULSE LIGHT THERAPY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/067876    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/055423
Publication Date: Fri Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 18/20
A61N 7/00
Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
ESENALIEV, Rinat, O.
MICCI, Maria-Adelaide
PROUGH, Donald, S.
Inventors: ESENALIEV, Rinat, O.
MICCI, Maria-Adelaide
PROUGH, Donald, S.
Title: NANOPULSE LIGHT THERAPY
Abstract:
Provided herein are noninvasive stimulation methods and apparatus for the treatment of injury to tissues using a novel pulsed laser system that combines the benefits of near-infrared laser light and optoacoustic waves. In certain embodiments, short, high-energy laser light pulses generate low intensity ultrasound waves that travel deep into brain tissues to stimulate neural function and treat neurological dysfunctions. In certain embodiments, a patient interface is provided wherein optoacoustic waves are produced by a plurality of optical absorbers overlying all of a plurality of optical fibers while in other embodiments optoacoustic waves are generated both inside the tissue and outside the tissue via a plurality of optical absorbers overlying some but not all of the optical fibers thus enabling an option of varying proportions of optoacoustic waves generated inside and outside of tissue.