US Patent Application No: 2012/0010,609

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Systems and Methods for Creating an Effect Using Microwave Energy to Specified Tissue

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Systems, methods and devices for creating an effect using microwave energy to specified tissue are disclosed. A system for the application of microwave energy to a tissue includes a signal generator adapted to generate a microwave signal having predetermined characteristics, an applicator connected to the generator and adapted to apply microwave energy to tissue. The applicator includes one or more microwave antennas and a tissue interface, a vacuum source connected to the tissue interface, a cooling source connected to the tissue interface, and a controller adapted to control the signal generator, the vacuum source, and the coolant source. The tissue includes a first layer and a second layer, the second layer below the first layer. The controller is configured so that the system delivers energy such that a peak power loss density profile is created in the second layer.

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MIRAMAR LABS, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA15

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, US 177 5592
Francis, Dan Mountain View, US 30 650
Hallock, Dan Redwood City, US 3 30
Johnson, Jessi Ernest Mountain View, US 8 55
Kim, Steven Los Altos, US 144 1573
Salamini, Alexey San Francisco, US 28 221
Smith, Peter Kirkcaldy, GB 101 1166
Su, Ted Sunnyvale, US 36 494

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