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Ultrasound Therapy-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Device for positioning an ultrasound transducer inside a mr scanner
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
March 23, 2017 - N°20170079673

A device positions an ultrasound transducer for ultrasound therapy to focus a treatment beam emitted by the ultrasound transducer at tissue of interest. The device includes at least three anchors which support the ultrasound transducer. The device further includes at least three extendable structures, each with a coupling that supports a corresponding one of the at least three anchors. A ...
Band transducer ultrasound therapy
Ulthera, Inc.
February 02, 2017 - N°20170028227

Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and/or imaging system and method can include use of transducer to create a linear thermal treatment zone at a focal depth to form a band shaped treatment area. The system can include one or more ultrasound transducers, a cylindrical transduction element, an imaging element, a hand wand, a removable transducer module, a control ...
Physiological monitoring for ultrasound therapy
Medtronic, Inc.
January 12, 2017 - N°20170007853

In some examples, a system includes a flexible ultrasound device configured to be attached to an external surface of a patient proximate to an organ of the patient to deliver ultrasound configured to modulate nerve tissue of the patient at the organ. The system further comprises one or more sensors configured to sense one or more physiological parameters indicative of ...
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Histotripsy using very short ultrasound pulses
Immunovative Therapies Ltd.
June 30, 2016 - N°20160184616

Apparatus and methods are provided for applying ultrasound pulses into tissue or a medium in which the peak negative pressure (p−) of one or more negative half cycle(s) of the ultrasound pulses exceed(s) an intrinsic threshold of the tissue or medium, to directly form a dense bubble cloud in the tissue or medium without shock-scattering. In one ...
High-intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) probes with automated control
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
June 09, 2016 - N°20160157882

A high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy unit (12), in particular for ultrasound ablation treatment, comprising an ultrasound transducer probe (40) with an ultrasound transducer array (44), a guiding unit (38) that is configured for monitoring a position of the ultrasound transducer array (44) relative to a subject of interest (24), and for providing information on the monitored position to a human interface, and a control unit (42) that ...
Ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, ultrasound diagnosis system using same, ultrasound therapy system, ultrasound diagnosis and ...
Nohsn Co., Ltd.
June 09, 2016 - N°20160157820

Provided are an ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, an ultrasound diagnosis system using the same, an ultrasound therapy system, an ultrasound diagnosis and therapy system, and an ultrasound or photoacoustic system. The ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, according to one embodiment of the present invention, includes: a first transmitting and receiving unit transmitting an ultrasound or photoacoustic signal to an object; and ...
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Ablative immunotherapy
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.
May 19, 2016 - N°20160136270

The invention disclosed herein relates generally to immunotherapy and, more specifically, to the use of immunotherapy for treating tumors and pathogen infected tissues by first priming patients with allogeneic cells designed to be rejected by a th1 mediated mechanism, then inducing necrosis or apoptosis in a tumor or pathogen infected lesion by methods such as cryotherapy, irreversible electroporation, chemotherapy, radiation ...
Articulating arm limiter for cavitational ultrasound therapy system
Histosonics, Inc.
May 19, 2016 - N°20160135916

Methods and devices for manipulating an articulating arm of an ultrasound therapy system are provided. In one embodiment an articulating arm comprises a first articulating arm link, a second articulating arm link, a rotating joint configured to rotationally connect the first articulating arm link to the second articulating arm link so that the first and second articulating arm links are ...
High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy system with cooling
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
March 31, 2016 - N°20160089551

A high-intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) therapy system comprises an ultrasound transduce to emit a focused ultrasound beam along a beam path. An ultrasound transparent window is positioned in the beam path. A fluid cooling system to provide cooling of an object to which the focused ultrasound beam is directed. The fluid cooling system includes a fluid receptacle mounted adjacent to ...
Pulsating electromagnetic and ultrasound therapy for stimulating targeted heat shock proteins and facilitating protein repair
Ojai Retinal Technology, Llc
March 24, 2016 - N°20160082294

A system and method are disclosed for stimulating activation of heat shock proteins and facilitating protein repair in cells and tissues in order to take advantage of the remediative and restorative nature of the increased heat shock protein activation or production and the facilitation of protein repair, while not damaging the cells and tissues. This is accomplished by treating a ...
Ultrasound therapy catheter with multi-chambered balloons for transluminal longitudinal positioning
Acoustic Medsystmes, Inc.
February 04, 2016 - N°20160030773

A multi-angular ultrasound device. Multi-angular ablation patterns are achieved by a catheter based ultrasound transducer having a plurality of transducer zones. A multi-chambered balloon is positioned on the catheter.
Real time three-dimensional heat-induced echo-strain imaging for monitoring high-intensity acoustic ablation produced by conformal interstitial ...
Acoustic Medsystmes, Inc.
January 21, 2016 - N°20160015417

A system for thermal treatment or ablation of tissue includes an ultrasonic thermal ablation probe, an ultrasonic three-dimensional imaging probe that captures an image from radio frequency image data obtained before the radio frequency image data is processed, a control system for multi-axis control of the imaging probe's position, and an ultrasonic feedback mechanism that measures ultrasound echo strain to ...
Frequency optimization in ultrasound treatment
Insightec, Ltd.
January 14, 2016 - N°20160008633

In ultrasound therapy, the frequency of sonications can be optimized, within a certain frequency range, to maximize the absorption or the acoustic intensity at the target in a manner specific to the patient.
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Systems and methods for producing and delivering ultrasonic therapies for wound treatment and healing
Celleration, Inc.
May 28, 2015 - N°20150148712

One embodiment is directed to a non-contact, medical ultrasound therapy system for generating and controlling low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound therapy system includes a treatment wand including an ultrasonic transducer, a generator unit, and a cable coupling the treatment wand to the generator unit. The generator unit generates electric power output to drive the ultrasonic transducer and includes a digital ...
Method for providing directional therapy to skeletal joints
The Regents Of The University Of California
May 21, 2015 - N°20150141876

An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location. Such locations for ultrasound ...
Methods and systems for non-invasive treatment of tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound therapy
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
April 30, 2015 - N°20150119763

Methods and systems for non-invasive treatment of tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound (“hifu”) therapy. A method of non-invasively treating tissue in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include positioning a focal plane of an ultrasound source at a target site in tissue. The ultrasound source can be configured to emit ...
Histotripsy excitation sequences optimized for bubble cloud formation using shock scattering
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
January 08, 2015 - N°20150011916

Methods and devices for producing cavitation in tissue are provided. In one embodiment, a shock scattering method of histotripsy therapy comprises delivering an initiation pressure waveform from an ultrasound therapy transducer into tissue, the initiation pressure waveform being configured to produce at least one bubble in the tissue, delivering a scattering pressure waveform from the ultrasound therapy transducer into the ...
Implantable thermal treatment method and apparatus
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
September 25, 2014 - N°20140288544

A long-term implantable ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location. Such locations ...
Multi-element therapy and imaging transducer for ultrasound therapy
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
September 18, 2014 - N°20140276053

A transducer assembly for providing ultrasound may include a shaft operatively connected to a motor. A housing may include a receptacle for receipt of at least a portion of the shaft therein, two spaced-apart therapy elements, and an imaging element positioned between the therapy elements. The imaging element and the therapy elements may be spatially oriented in a confocal beam ...
Low intensity ultrasound therapy
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
September 11, 2014 - N°20140257146

Methods of treating a subject suffering from a disease or a disorder associated with hyperproliferating cells. The method includes non-invasively administering to the subject ultrasound at a low intensity in a dose effective to selectively prevent the growth of the hyperproliferating cells or to eliminate the hyperproliferating cells in the subject, while substantially not affecting the cell viability of normal ...
Devices and methods for multi-focus ultrasound therapy
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization
September 11, 2014 - N°20140257145

Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of transducer to simultaneously or substantially simultaneously produce multiple cosmetic treatment zones in tissue. The system can include a hand wand, a removable transducer module, a control module, and/or graphical user interface. In some embodiments, the cosmetic treatment system may be used in cosmetic procedures, ...
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