TODAY’S PATENT – PORTABLE BODY ELECTRODE
The PORTABLE BODY ELECTRODE was invented by William H. Harrison (Woodland Hills, CA) on 23rd February 1982, bearing the patent number US4316453A.
The present invention relates to electrodes used in medical treatment and, more particularly, to electrodes employed with radio frequency energy to produce deep heating by hyperthermia.
An electrode of the type used in the treatment of animal tissue by hyperthermia wherein a self-resonant single turn loop electrode creates a field of electromagnetic energy. The electrode comprises three plate members forming the sides and bottom of a box-like area in which the patient is positioned. The fourth electrode is vertically disposed above the patient and between the two side members being arcuate in shape on the edge adjacent the patient and normal to the other members. The two side members are disconnectable from the back member so that the back member can be positioned beneath a patient’s mattress and the side members and arcuate member then placed over the patient in operable position when desired.