Catheter comprising capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers with an adjustable focus

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PATENT NO 9986916
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13885791

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A catheter (700, 800, 1206) includes a shaft with distal (808, 906, 1004, 208) and proximal ends (1006). The distal end comprises at least one array of capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (308, 402, 404, 500, 512, 600, 604, 802, 008) with an adjustable focus for controllably heating a target zone (806, 1014, 1210). A connector (1012) at the proximal end supplies the at least one array of capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers with electrical power and controls the adjustable focus.

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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N VHIGH TECH CAMPUS 5 EINDHOVEN 5656 AE

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Dekker, Ronald Valkenswaard, NL 109 1039
Dirksen, Peter Valkenswaard, NL 64 1497
Köhler, Max Oskar Espoo, FI 12 29
Sokka, Shunmugavelu Eindhoven, NL 16 159

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