Patents by Inventor David Melo De Lima

David Melo De Lima has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210308491
    Abstract: A therapy apparatus for treating tissue by the emission of focused ultrasound waves, including: a creation surface of a pressure field of focused ultrasound waves divided into at least N sectors having segments of asymmetrical concave curve (S1, S2, . . . ) with centres of curvature; centres of curvature (c1, c2, . . . ) asymmetrical to the extent where the centres of curvature are situated at different distances from the plane of symmetry (A1) or from the axis of symmetry (S) and/or at different depths taken according to the axis of symmetry; the individual axes (a1, a2, . . . ) intersecting between the focal zones (Zc1, Zc2, . . . ) and the creation surface (8) or beyond the focal zones such that the beams originating from the sectors intersect to create a focal coverage zone (Zr) which is off-axis relative to the plane of symmetry (A1) or to the axis of symmetry (S); the sectors of this creation surface (8) creating energy deposit zones with profiles corresponding to the focal coverage zones (Zr).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicants: EDAP TMS FRANCE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM), UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1, CENTRE LEON BERARD
    Inventors: Marine SANCHEZ, David MELO DE LIMA, Jérémy VINCENOT
  • Publication number: 20090281463
    Abstract: A therapy apparatus for treating tissues by emission of focused ultrasound waves, includes a probe having a transducer formed by ultrasound elements distributed in several categories (N1 to NM) on a face for emission of focused ultrasound waves which is a surface of revolution generated by the rotation of a curve segment around an axis of symmetry, with the categories of ultrasound elements define independent and substantially contiguous focal volumes, and a control circuit including a signal generator for independently activating, alternately and substantially consecutively, the ultrasound emitter categories in such a way as to ensure continuous insonification in a ring shape originating from different categories of ultrasound emitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: EDAP S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Chapelon, David Melo De Lima, Emmanuel Blanc, Laura Curiel-Ramirez Del Prado