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8101930 Method of increasing the operation lifetime of a collector optics arranged in an irradiation device  
The present invention relates to a method of increasing the operation lifetime of an optical collector unit (33)) arranged in an irradiation device. The irradiation device at least comprises a...
8094378 Planar lens  
A design method, apparatus, and fabrication method for structures for controlling the flow of electromagnetic energy at a sub-wavelength scale is disclosed. Transformational optics principles are...
8093568 Ion radiation therapy system with rocking gantry motion  
A radiation therapy system for heavy ions employs a rocking motion of a fan beam used to treat the patient, the fan beam having individually modulated beamlets, the rocking limited in angular...
8093572 Integrated variable-aperture collimator and fixed-aperture collimator  
An apparatus and method for coupling a fixed-aperture collimator to a variable-aperture collimator. The variable-aperture collimator may be an IRIS collimator having multiple leaves configured to...
8076634 Neutron shielding for downhole tool  
A downhole tool for performing measurement of a formation. The tool comprising a housing surrounding a source for generating neutrons and a detector for detecting the neutrons. A shield is located...
8071966 Control device for controlling an irradiation procedure, particle therapy unit, and method for irradiating a target volume  
The present embodiments relate to a control device for controlling an irradiation procedure, which is designed in such a way that a target volume is irradiated by at least two irradiation...
8071942 Sample holder apparatus to reduce energy of electrons in an analyzer system and method  
A sample holder apparatus and method for reducing the energy of charged particles entering an annular-acceptance analyzer includes use of an electrically isolated sample support member having a...
8067758 Nano-structured nuclear radiation shielding  
The present (or current) nuclear shielding is bulky and difficult to handle due to the reduced stopping power of the neutral radiations (X, gamma, n) in materials. It is proven that these...
8067751 System and method for high resolution field shaping  
A system and method are provided for a high resolution radiation treatment system which provide for projecting a field of radiation energy at targeted patient tissue. The system uses a multi-leaf...
8063381 Achromatic and uncoupled medical gantry  
A medical gantry that focus the beam from the beginning of the gantry to the exit of the gantry independent of the rotation angle of the gantry by keeping the beam achromatic and uncoupled, thus,...
8058632 Containers for pharmaceuticals, particularly for use in radioisotope generators  
The invention is directed to improved containers for pharmaceuticals and any tubing and tubing connectors associated therewith, particularly containers for pharmaceuticals which are irradiated,...
8049193 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...
8049192 Apparatus and system for controlling ion ribbon beam uniformity in an ion implanter  
An ion beam blocking array configured to provide a mechanical means for adjusting the beam current profile of an ion ribbon beam by blocking the beam current at one or more locations across the...
8049188 Method of cleaning a surface region covered with contaminant or undesirable material  
The present invention relates to a method of cleaning a surface at least partly covered with contaminant or undesired material by applying atomic hydrogen. The invention also proposes an...
8044376 Devices and methods for protection against exposure to electromagnetic radiation  
The present invention provides devices and methods that protect against exposure to remote sources of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). As such, the devices provide protection against a plurality of...
8044377 Shielded container  
The present invention provides a radiation-shielding container for a radiopharmaceutical that may be magnetically picked and placed, assembled and dis-assembled.
8039819 Device and method for creating a spatial dose distribution in a medium volume  
A device and a method for creating a spatial dose distribution in a medium volume (22) are described. A laser system produces laser pulses (12) with a pulse length shorter than 200 fs...
8030629 Adaptive X-ray optics  
The invention relates to an adaptive optical device for the reflection of impinging radiation, the adaptive optical device comprising at least one actuator and at least one partially reflective...
8030604 Optical component operating in near-field transmission  
A near-field detection optical component operating in transmission. It includes at least one portion (11b) forming at least one grating (11) of diffraction microstructures (11a) succeeding one...
8017926 Radiation collimator and systems incorporating same  
A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A beam...
8017217 Variable emissivity material  
A material of variable emissivity includes a first metallic layer having a first aperture, a second metallic layer having a second aperture, and a variable dielectric layer interposed between the...
8018574 Lithographic apparatus, radiation system and device manufacturing method  
A foil trap is located in a path of a radiation beam. The foil trap includes an array of conductive strips. A voltage application circuit is coupled to the strips to apply voltage differences...
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...