Global Patent Index - EP 1042033 A1

EP 1042033 A1 2000-10-11 - APPARATUS FOR THERAPEUTIC ELECTROMAGNETIC TREATMENT

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR THERAPEUTIC ELECTROMAGNETIC TREATMENT

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR THERAPEUTISCHEN ELEKTROMAGNETISCHEN BEHANDLUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL POUR TRAITEMENT ELECTROMAGNETIQUE THERAPEUTIQUE

Publication

EP 1042033 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98964564 A

Priority

  • IB 9802141 W
  • US 99739897 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9932193A1] This invention is a combined therapeutic treatment apparatus for coagulating blood in blood vessels underlying a skin treatment site, and for the destruction of hair follicles at the skin treatment site. The combined apparatus includes a first device (10) including an incoherent light source (14) operable to provide a pulsed light output onto the treatment site, a driver circuit (121) including a switch (GTO1) capable of being electrically turned on and off to thereby provide a first interval of light connected to the light source to control the pulse width, and delay between pulses. The combined apparatus includes a second device (300) including a coherent radiation source (301) adapted to emit radiation at a wavelength between 800 nanometer and 1,200 nanometers over an irradiation time between 1 millisecond and 100 milliseconds, to provide a cumulative treatment dose of between 10 Joules and 200 Joules per square centimeter of radiation, as measured at the treatment site.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61N 5/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/20 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/18 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/203 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00057 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00005 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00452 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00458 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00476 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1807 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9932193A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9932193 A1 19990701; AU 1979499 A 19990712; EP 1042033 A1 20001011; IL 136953 D0 20010614

INPADOC legal status


2003-01-22 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020701

2000-10-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000721

2000-10-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT