US Patent No: 7,806,839

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System and method for ultrasound therapy using grating lobes

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A system and method for medical treatment of tissue using ultrasound. The system comprises a probe having an array of transducer elements, an ultrasound waveform generator adapted to generate at least one electrical ultrasound signal, and a plurality of phase controls, each coupled to the ultrasound waveform generator and adapted to generate from the electrical ultrasound signal a phase-shifted drive signal that is coupled to an associated transducer element. The drive signal is effective to control grating lobe foci emitted by the array. The method employs the system.

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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, LLCGUAYNABO, PR806

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Barthe, Peter G Phoenix, US 152 7298
Faidi, Waseem Clifton Park, US 22 395
Makin, Inder Raj S Loveland, US 92 4007
Mast, T Douglas Cincinnati, US 28 530
Slayton, Michael H Tempe, US 168 7663

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5,603,326 Method and apparatus for displaying an image obtained by echo signals 40 1995
5,840,022 Method for imaging display of a part of the human body 24 1995
 
FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,596,991 Catheter type ultrasound probe 30 1995
6,149,598 Ultrasound endoscope 43 1999
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. (1)
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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (3)
5,345,940 Transvascular ultrasound hemodynamic and interventional catheter and method 260 1992
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5,759,154 Print mask technique for echogenic enhancement of a medical device 54 1996
 
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ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (1)
6,183,469 Electrosurgical systems and methods for the removal of pacemaker leads 243 1998
 
SONOMETRICS CORPORATION (1)
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LANTHEUS MEDICAL IMAGING, INC. (1)
6,231,834 Methods for ultrasound imaging involving the use of a contrast agent and multiple images and processing of same 99 1997
 
Asgard Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
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