Apparatus for administering acoustic shock waves

  • US 6,036,661 A
  • Filed: 05/01/1998
  • Issued: 03/14/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for administering acoustic shockwaves into a body, comprsing:

  • at least one detachble treatment head with electrical cable and detachable connector for applying acoustic shockwaves to an area in a body to be therapeutically treated;

    a power supply unit with means for supporting and accurately positioning treatment heads;

    code means for storing electrical signals including electrical parameters embedded in said treatment head to store data and transmit treatment head characteristics to said power supply unit;

    means within the power supply unit to identify the treatment head characteristics connected to it; and

    means within the power supply unit to interpret coded signals and automatically reconfigure electrical output to match treatment heads characteristics.

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