System and method for ultrasound therapy using grating lobes

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7806839
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10867170

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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 LLCGUAYNABO, PR695

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Barthe, Peter G Phoenix, US 159 8159
Faidi, Waseem Clifton Park, US 22 437
Makin, Inder Raj S Loveland, US 96 4495
Mast, T Douglas Cincinnati, US 28 588
Slayton, Michael H Tempe, US 177 8557

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