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8013316 Metallic screens for sub-wavelength focusing of electromagnetic waves  
A method and apparatus for near-field focusing of an incident wave, over a range of frequencies from microwaves to optical frequencies, into a sub-wavelength spot having a peak-to-null beamwidth of...
8003967 Radiation-shielding assemblies and methods of using the same  
In one characterization, the present invention relates to a radiation-shielding assembly for holding a container having a radioactive material disposed therein. The assembly may, at least in one...
8003964 Applying a particle beam to a patient  
An apparatus includes a yoke having a first end and a second end. The yoke is configured to hold a device that includes an aperture and a range compensation structure. A catch arm is pivotally...
8003965 Apparatus for sub-wavelength near-field focusing of electromagnetic waves  
Planar sub-wavelength structures provide superlensing, i.e., electromagnetic focusing beyond the diffraction limit. The planar structures use diffraction to force the input field to converge to a...
7999234 Cradle for use with radiation conversion device  
A cradle for use with a radiation conversion device includes a cradle for carrying out charging of a radiation conversion device, the cradle being disposed in the vicinity of an image capturing...
7982200 Hadron treatment planning with adequate biological weighting  
Treatment planning methods are provided that determine the variability of relative biological effectiveness (RBE) along a beam line and calculate, among other things, what intensity of hadron beam...
7977656 Charged particle beam irradiation system and method of extracting charged particle beam  
A charged particle beam irradiation system includes an accelerator for accelerating a charged particle beam, a beam irradiation apparatus having a beam energy modulator and arranged for irradiating...
7977657 Ion radiation therapy system with distal gradient tracking  
An ion radiation therapy machine provides a control of the range of the ion beam that a Bragg peak of the beam is located according to a determined gradient of the dose plan.
7960711 Field-free electrospray nebulizer  
An improved electrospray ion source for increasing the current generated from the electrospray process and of the type having a needle (10), a counter-electrode (20), a saddle or outer electrode...
7952076 Radiation imaging system and nuclear medicine diagnosis instrument therefor  
A radiation imaging system is configured by a collimator 30A including a detector 21 with a discrete detection pixel corresponding with a pixel and a plurality of radiation passages 31 and looks...
7947969 Stacked conformation radiotherapy system and particle beam therapy apparatus employing the same  
A stacked conformation radiotherapy system capable of homogenizing a radiation dose distribution, including an irradiation head and irradiation control means. The irradiation head projects a...
7923708 Radiation shielding sheet  
A radiation shielding sheet formed by filling a shielding material into an organic polymer material. The shielding material is an oxide powder containing at least one element selected from the...
7923709 Radiation shielding systems using nanotechnology  
A system for shielding personnel and/or equipment from radiation particles. In one embodiment, a first substrate is connected to a first array or perpendicularly oriented metal-like fingers, and a...
7919765 Non-continuous particle beam irradiation method and apparatus  
Method and apparatus are disclosed for treating a non-continuous particle beam produced by an accelerator in order to irradiate a target volume, wherein an irradiation spot located in the target...
7906770 Methods and apparatus for the planning and delivery of radiation treatments  
Methods and apparatus are provided for planning and delivering radiation treatments by modalities which involve moving a radiation source along a trajectory relative to a subject while delivering...
7902564 Multi-grain luminescent ceramics for light emitting devices  
A ceramic body is disposed in a path of light emitted by a light source. The light source may include a semiconductor structure comprising a light emitting region disposed between an n-type region...
7897949 Laminated lead-free X-ray protection material  
Laminated lead-free radiation protection material (10, 12, 14) comprising at least two individual composite layers (2), each individual composite layer (2) comprising a secondary radiation layer...
7893413 Systems, devices, and methods for large area micro mechanical systems  
Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a first isogrid defining a first plurality of zones, each zone from said first plurality of zones comprising a plurality of ligaments, each zone from said...
7893414 Apparatus and method for absorption of incident gamma radiation and its conversion to outgoing radiation at less penetrating, lower energies and frequencies  
Gamma radiation (22) is shielded by producing a region of heavy electrons (4) and receiving incident gamma radiation in such region. The heavy electrons absorb energy from the gamma radiation and...
7893412 Attenuator system for beam modulation  
An attenuator system for attenuating a radiation beam, including a first attenuating element placed in a path of a radiation beam for attenuation thereof, a second attenuating element placed distal...
7880154 Methods and apparatus for the planning and delivery of radiation treatments  
Methods and apparatus are provided for planning and delivering radiation treatments by modalities which involve moving a radiation source along a trajectory relative to a subject while delivering...
7875861 Positioning device for positioning a patient and method for operating a positioning device  
The invention relates to a positioning device for positioning a patient in a medical device comprising a patient receiving device for placing a patient and a robot arm having a plurality of...
7847274 Localization of a radioactive source within a body of a subject  
A computerized system 40 for locating a device. System 40 includes a sensor module 20 and a CPU 42. A radioactive source 38, associated with the device, produces a signal in the form of radioactive...
7847275 Method and apparatus for teletherapy positioning and validation  
A patient treatment arrangement is provided which includes a fixed beam irradiation source; and a patient positioning apparatus, the patient positioning apparatus comprising: a support member; a...
7843632 EUV optics  
In a first aspect, a method of fabricating an EUV light source mirror is disclosed which may comprise the acts/steps of providing a plurality of discrete substrates; coating each substrate with a...
7838855 Charged particle irradiation system  
A charged particle irradiation system that positions the beam at a target position to avoid irradiation of normal tissue includes an acceleration system 6 for extracting a charged particle beam,...
7838856 Collimator fabrication  
A collimator that formed from a plurality of metal layers that are shaped by use of lithographic techniques in specific shapes. The formed metal layers are stacked and aligned together and then...
7834336 Treatment of patient tumors by charged particle therapy  
A method of irradiating a target in a subject using charged particle therapy includes the steps of positioning a subject on a supporting device, positioning a delivery device adapted to deliver...
7829873 Lower shield for radiation protection system  
A radiation protection shield for protecting medical personnel from radiation being applied to a patient positioned on a table. The shield includes a frame and a primary screen including a...
7825390 Apparatus with plasma radiation source and method of forming a beam of radiation and lithographic apparatus  
An apparatus for forming a beam of electromagnetic radiation includes a plasma radiation source, and a foil trap provided with a plurality of thin foils that extend substantially parallel to the...
7820993 Multi-layered radiation protection wall and radiation protection chamber  
The invention relates to a multi-layered radiation protection wall for shielding against gamma and/or particle radiation of a reaction site of an accelerator facility, wherein the radiation...
7820992 Neutron chopper  
A neutron chopper according to the present invention includes a housing which internally forms a sealed space, the housing having window portions through which neutrons pass, a fixed shaft which is...
7816657 Particle therapy system  
A particle therapy system is provided. The particle therapy system includes at least two acceleration units, with each of which acceleration units particles can be accelerated to at least an energy...
7817780 X-ray focusing device  
Disclosed is an X-ray reflecting device and an X-ray reflecting element constituting the X-ray reflecting device capable of facilitating a reduction in weight and being prepared in a relatively...
7811475 Neutron shielding material composition, shielding material and container  
There is provided a neutron shielding material which has heat resistance and has ensured neutron shielding performance even in a high-temperature environment during storage of a spent nuclear fuel...
7812322 Radiation-shielding assemblies and methods  
The invention relates to the handling of radioactive material. For instance, a radiation shield of the invention may include a body having a cavity therein for receiving radioactive material. An...
7803288 Neutron shielding material composition, shielding material and container  
A neutron shield material that exhibits high heat resistance and ensures neutron shielding capacity. A composition for neutron shield material excelling in heat resistance and ensuring neutron...
7801988 Proton beam therapy control system  
A tiered communications architecture for managing network traffic in a distributed system. Communication between client or control computers and a plurality of hardware devices is administered by...
7781752 Device and method for conditioning nuclear fuel assemblies with double confinement barrier  
Transport and storage of nuclear fuel assemblies may require double confinement depending on the circumstances. A device and a method are described to perform this double conditioning without the...
7781751 Portable wavelength transforming converter for UV LEDs  
This invention provides a small form factor apparatus for selectively producing one or more of a plurality of wavelength distributions of radiation, comprising a UV Light Emitting Diode (LED) as...
7772577 Particle beam therapy system  
A particle beam therapy system using a spot scanning method includes a synchrotron, a beam transport system, an irradiation system, and a controller. A controller is configured to turn on a radio...
7767990 Radiation attenuation system for lateral imaging  
A radiation attenuation system for attenuating radiation during lateral radiographic imaging of an object is provided. The system includes a first radiation attenuating barrier that is...
7767988 Particle therapy system  
A particle therapy system is provided. The particle therapy system includes an imaging unit and a rotatable gantry with an irradiation unit. The irradiation unit projects into an irradiation room...
7763865 Radiotherapeutic apparatus  
The present invention therefore provides a method of treating the surface of an item for a radiotherapy apparatus, comprising the steps of machining into a planar reflective surface of the item a...
7763873 Ion radiation therapy system with variable beam resolution  
An ion radiation therapy machine provides a steerable beam for treating a tumor within the patient where the exposure spot of the beam is controlled in width and/or length to effect a flexible...
7761721 System of integrated environmentally hardened architecture for space application  
An environmentally hardened architecture comprises a hybrid processor, a high speed bus having environmentally-sensitive interfaces, an environmentally hardened bus having environmentally-hardened...
7759664 Solar heat powered deployable structure  
An embodiment of the present method may comprise: heating up at least one structural element beyond a change state temperature thereof; changing the configuration of the structural element from an...
7759873 Electronic lamp identification system  
An identification system for a light radiation source (103) having a control circuit (107) for communicating with an identification circuit (108) associated with the light radiation source, wherein...
7758241 Highly shielded radiation therapy system  
A shielding system which can be applied to a radiation therapy system and/or diagnostic system includes a scatter shield configured to absorb scattered radiation from a patient, a source shield to...
7755071 Leak resistant syringe cover  
A cover for a syringe includes an elongated flexible envelope and an absorbent material. The elongated flexible envelope includes a body portion and a needle-receiving portion. The body portion has...