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, CA20

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Deem, Mark E Mountain View, US 183 10854
Francis, Dan Mountain View, US 30 1551
Hallock, Dan Redwood City, US 3 67
Johnson, Jessi Ernest Mountain View, US 10 175
Kim, Steven Los Altos, US 158 2810
Salamini, Alexey San Francisco, US 31 477
Smith, Peter Kirkcaldy, GB 113 1822
Su, Ted Sunnyvale, US 40 987

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