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Compact Accelerator For Medical Therapy

United States Patent Application

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A compact accelerator system having an integrated particle generator-linear accelerator with a compact, small-scale construction capable of producing an energetic (.about.70-250 MeV) proton beam or other nuclei and transporting the beam direction to a medical therapy patient without the need for bending magnets or other hardware often required for remote beam transport. The integrated particle generator-accelerator is actuable as a unitary body on a support structure to enable scanning of a particle beam by direction actuation of the particle generator-accelerator.
Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA), Chen, Yu-Jiuan (Fremont, CA), Hawkins, Steven A. (Livermore, CA), Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
12/ 512,757
July 30, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-ACS2-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.