FR2767476A1 - Physiotherapeutic device for skin treatment by vacuum and ultrasound - Google Patents

Physiotherapeutic device for skin treatment by vacuum and ultrasound Download PDF

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FR2767476A1
FR2767476A1 FR9710622A FR9710622A FR2767476A1 FR 2767476 A1 FR2767476 A1 FR 2767476A1 FR 9710622 A FR9710622 A FR 9710622A FR 9710622 A FR9710622 A FR 9710622A FR 2767476 A1 FR2767476 A1 FR 2767476A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
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    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H23/00Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
    • A61H23/02Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive
    • A61H23/0245Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive with ultrasonic transducers, e.g. piezo-electric
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    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/30Surgical pincettes without pivotal connections
    • A61B2017/306Surgical pincettes without pivotal connections holding by means of suction
    • A61B2017/308Surgical pincettes without pivotal connections holding by means of suction with suction cups

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Combines the use of ultrasound and vacuum to dilate the epidermal, dermal and hypo-dermal skin layers of skin part being treated. The device (1) is designed to treat the whole skin thickness and includes unit (10) for producing ultrasound, a cup unit (1) for causing a vacuum depression which is used to dilate the layers of a skin part (P) to be treated. The above units are arranged so that during operation, the part (P) of the skin is submitted to several cycles each having a vacuum and ultrasound phase. The vacuum and ultrasound phase are partially superposed during each cycle. The ultrasound unit (10) is an ultrasonic head fed from an ultrasonic generator (11).

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Dispositzfphysîothérapeutique pour le traitenieiit de la peau par Dispositzfphysîothérapeutique for traitenieiit skin by
aspiration sous vide et ultrasons vacuum suction and ultrasound
Domaine de l'invention Field of the Invention
La présente invention a trait, en tant que produit industriel nouveau, à un dispositif physiothérapeutique pour le traitement de la peau dans son épaisseur par aspiration sous vide et un champ d'ultrasons. The present invention relates, as a novel industrial product, to a physiotherapeutic device for the treatment of the skin in its thickness by vacuum suction and an ultrasonic field.

Art antérieur BACKGROUND
On sait que l'on a de'jà utilisé dans le passé des ultrasons dans (i) un but diagnostic (échographie) et (ii) un but thérapeutique (ultrasonothérapie) pour le traitement des affections symptomatiques des organes ou tissus mous (notamment les muscles, tendons et ligaments). It has known that already used in the past ultrasound in (i) for diagnostic purposes (ultrasound) and (ii) for therapeutic purposes (ultrasound therapy) for the treatment of symptomatic disorders of soft tissues or organs (including muscles, tendons and ligaments). En particulier les ultrasons sont utilisés actuellement pour traiter les inflammations et/ou améliorer la circulation sanguine au niveau des vaisseaux, d'une part, ou pour fragmenter les calculs urinaires, d'autre part. In particular ultrasound is currently used to treat inflammation and / or improve blood flow in the vessels, the one hand or to fragment kidney stones, on the other hand.

On sait par ailleurs que les ventouses sèches ou scarifiées (ie les ventouses autres que les ventouses obstétricales destinées à faciliter l'extraction des enfants lors d'accouchements difficiles) ont été utilisées jusqu'en 1950 pour provoquer un afflux local de sang en vue d'assurer ou produire une décongestion localisée. It is also known as dry or cupping (ie cupping other than vacuum extractors to facilitate the extraction of children during difficult births) were used until 1950 to cause a local blood flow in order to ensure or produce localized decongestion. Il se trouve que les ventouses sèches ou scarifiées présentent plusieurs inconvénients. It is as dry cupping or scarification have several drawbacks. On connaît l'inconvénient esthétique et psychologique de rougeurs persistantes sur les portions de peau traitées. We know the aesthetic and psychological disadvantage of persistent redness on the treated skin portions. On connaît également l'inconvénient physiologique qui résulte de l'éclatement possible des vaisseaux sanguins, ce qui est une source potentielle de formation de caillots de fibrine sous-cutanés. Also known physiological disadvantage resulting from the possible bursting of blood vessels, which is a potential source of formation of fibrin clots under the skin. De plus, les ventouses sèches et scarifiées ne peuvent pas être utilisées sur toutes les portions de peau. In addition, dry cupping and scarification can not be used on all skin portions. On connaît enfin une technique selon laquelle on procède à une liposuccion des graisses par une canule aspirante souscutanée et soumet le champ opératoire à l'action des ultrasons. a technique is finally known that one proceeds to a fat liposuction by a cannula subcutaneous extractor and subjected drape to the action of ultrasound.

But de l'invention OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
Il serait intéressant de fournir une nouvelle solution technique permettant de combiner les avantages des ventouses et des ultrasons et de résoudre le problème lié aux inconvénients précités des ventouses. It would be interesting to provide a new technical solution to combine the advantages of suction and ultrasound and solve the problem of the aforementioned drawbacks of suckers.

Selon un autre aspect de l'invention, il existe un besoin pour le traitement de la peau, et notamment le traitement de son tissu conjonctif, qu'il convient de satisfaire. According to another aspect of the invention, there is a need for treatment of the skin, particularly the treatment of its connective tissue, which should satisfy.

Objet de l'invention The invention
On se propose de fournir selon l'invention une nouvelle solution pour pallier au problème technique de la combinaison des avantages des ventouses et des ultrasons sans les inconvénients précités. It is proposed to provide the invention a new solution to overcome the technical problem of combining the benefits of cupping and ultrasound without the aforementioned drawbacks.

Suivant cette nouvelle solution, l'on préconise un dispositif physiothérapeutique pour le traitement de la peau dans son épaisseur (au niveau de l'épiderme, du derme et de l'hypoderme, et essentiellement au niveau de l'épiderme et du derme), ledit dispositif étant caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend (A) au moins un moyen fournissant un champ d'ultrasons, et (B) au moins un moyen d'aspiration par dépression sous vide servant à According to this new solution, is advocated a physiotherapeutic device for the treatment of the skin in its thickness (in the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, and essentially at the level of the epidermis and dermis) said device being characterized in that it comprises (a) at least one means for providing an ultrasonic field, and (B) at least one suction means by vacuum depression for
dilater les couches (épiderme, derme et, le cas échéant, hypoderme) dilate layers (epidermis, dermis and, where appropriate, hypodermis)
d'une portion de peau (P) à traiter, lesdits moyens des points (A) et (B) étant agencés de telle façon que, en fonctionnement, la portion de peau (P) à traiter soit soumise à un ou plusieurs cycles comprenant chacun une phase d'aspiration sous vide et une phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, lesdites phase d'aspiration sous vide et phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons se superposant au moins partiellement pendant la durée de chaque cycle. a skin portion (P) to be treated, said means of (A) and (B) being arranged such that, in use, the portion of skin (P) to be processed is subjected to one or more rings comprising each a vacuum suction phase and a phase of exposure to the ultrasound field, said vacuum suction phase and exposure phase the ultrasound field being superimposed at least partially during the duration of each cycle.

Brève description des dessins Brief Description of Drawings
Dans les dessins annexés, - la figure 1 représente schématiquement le moyen d'aspiration sous vide In the accompanying drawings, - Figure 1 shows schematically the vacuum suction means
de l'invention; of the invention; - la figure 2 représente schématiquement l'ensemble du dispositif - Figure 2 shows schematically the whole device
conforme à l'invention ; according to the invention; et - les figures 3a - 3c représentent des cycles unitaires d'utilisation selon and - Figures 3a - 3c represent unitary duty cycles according
l'invention, et la figure 3d illustre un cycle unitaire ne convenant pas. the invention, and Figure 3d shows a unit cycle unsuitable.

Description détaillée de Invention Description of Invention
De façon pratique, le moyen fournissant un champ d'ultrasons est une tête d'ultrasons dirigée vers la peau et alimentée par un générateur d'ultrasons extérieur au dispositif de l'invention, d'une part, et le moyen d'aspiration par dépression sous vide est une ventouse, d'autre part. Conveniently, the means providing an ultrasonic field is an ultrasonic head facing the skin and powered by an external ultrasonic generator to the device of the invention on the one hand, and the suction means by depression is a vacuum suction cup, on the other hand.

De façon avantageuse, le dispositif selon l'invention comprendra (A) au moins un moyen fournissant un champ d'ultrasons, qui est une Advantageously, the device according to the invention will comprise (A) at least one means for providing an ultrasonic field which is a
tête d'ultrasons dirigée vers la peau et alimentée par un générateur ultrasonic head facing the skin and supplied by a generator
d'ultrasons extérieur, et (B) au moins un moyen d'aspiration par dépression sous vide servant à Outdoor ultrasound, and (B) at least one suction means by vacuum depression for
dilater les couches (épiderme, derme et, le cas échéant, hypoderme) dilate layers (epidermis, dermis and, where appropriate, hypodermis)
situées dans l'épaisseur d'une portion de peau (P) à traiter, ledit located in the thickness of a portion of skin (P) to be treated, said
moyen d'aspiration sous vide étant une ventouse constituée d'une vacuum suction means being a suction cup consisting of
cloche ayant bell having
(i) une ouverture destinée à venir en contact, par l'intermédiaire (I) an opening to come into contact, via
de son rebord périphérique, avec la surface externe de la por of its peripheral edge, with the outer surface of the por
tion de peau (P) à traiter, en fonctionnement l'ensemble tion of skin (P) to be treated, operating all
cloche/rebord/surface externe de la peau délimitant une en bell / rim / outer surface of the skin defining an
ceinte close, girt close,
(ii) une fenêtre destinée à relier l'enceinte close à une pompe à (Ii) a window for connecting the closed chamber to a pump
vide par le biais d'une canalisation essentiellement vacuum through a pipe essentially
indéformable, et crushproof, and
(iii) une fenêtre pour le montage de façon étanche du moyen (Iii) a window for mounting sealingly average
fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. providing the ultrasonic field.

Selon un mode particulier de mise en oeuvre de l'invention, le dispositif peut comporter en outre (C) au moins un moyen chauffant susceptible d'être couplé au moyen According to a particular mode of implementation of the invention, the device may further comprise (C) at least one heating means capable of being coupled to the means
(10) fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. (10) providing the ultrasonic field.

Ce moyen chauffant peut être en effet utile pour compléter la dilatation de la portion de peau qui est réalisée par l'aspiration sous vide. This heating means may be indeed useful to improve the expansion of the skin portion which is formed by the vacuum suction.

Selon un autre mode particulier de mise en oeuvre, le dispositif suivant l'invention peut comporter en outre (D) au moins un moyen réfrigérant susceptible d'être couplé au moyen According to another particular mode of implementation, the device according to the invention may further comprise (D) at least one cooling means capable of being coupled to means
(10) fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. (10) providing the ultrasonic field.

Ce moyen réfrigérant est intéressant en sens qu'il limite la douleur induite par la dilatation de la portion de peau lors de l'aspiration sous vide. This cooling means is advantageous in that sense limit the pain induced by the expansion of the skin portion during suction under vacuum.

En pratique, I'aspiration sous vide sera effectuée de façon à avoir dans l'enceinte close une pression inférieure à la pression atmosphérique ambiante, de préférence une pression comprise entre 104 et 10.1 Pa, et mieux une pression comprise entre 103 et 1 Pa. In practice, I'aspiration vacuum will be carried out so as to have in the closed chamber a pressure less than ambient atmospheric pressure, preferably a pressure between 104 and 10.1 Pa, and more preferably a pressure between 103 and 1 Pa.

Egalement en pratique, le champ d'ultrasons aura une fréquence comprise entre 20 kHz et 100 MHz, de préférence une fréquence comprise entre 500 kHz et 50 MHz, et mieux une fréquence comprise entre 1 et 30 MHz. Also in practice, the ultrasound field will have a frequency between 20 kHz and 100 MHz, preferably a frequency between 500 kHz and 50 MHz, and more preferably a frequency between 1 and 30 MHz.

Le dispositif de l'invention n'a pratiquement aucune action, lors de son fonctionnement sur l'élimination des graisses internes, notamment les graisses de l'hypoderme. The device of the invention has almost no action during its operation on the elimination of internal fat, especially fat from the subcutaneous tissue.

On a découvert de façon surprenante que l'exposition au champ d'ultrasons protège la portion de peau traitée vis-à-vis des effets indésirables de l'aspiration sous vide. It was surprisingly found that exposure to ultrasound field protects the skin portion treated vis-à-vis the undesirable effects of vacuum suction. On recommande en particulier, pour bénéficier au maximum de l'effet protecteur du champ d'ultrasons, que ladite phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons débute toujours avant la phase d'aspiration sous vide à l'intérieur de chaque cycle unitaire. in particular it is recommended to take maximum advantage of the protective effect of the ultrasonic field, which said step of exposure to the ultrasound field always starts before the vacuum suction phase inside each unit cycle.

C'est pourquoi on recommande ce qui suit. This is why we recommend the following. Au cours de chaque cycle, la phase d'aspiration sous vide sera réalisée pendant la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, et mieux la durée de la phase d'aspiration sous vide sera inférieure à celle de la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons. During each cycle, vacuum suction phase will be performed during the exposure phase to the ultrasound field, and more preferably the length of the vacuum suction phase will be less than that of the exposure phase to ultrasound field.

Le traitement de la peau, pour pallier aux insuffisances du tissu conjonctif, au moyen du dispositif de l'invention comporte une pluralité de cycles unitaires, en général au moins 10 cycles unitaires. The treatment of the skin, to overcome the shortcomings of the connective tissue, by means of the inventive device includes a plurality of unit cycles, usually at least 10 unit cycles.

Les insuffisances du tissu conjonctif que l'on traite, selon l'invention, comprennent notamment - la régénération dudit tissu au cours de la phase de cicatrisation qui suit The shortcomings of the connective tissue which is treated, according to the invention include - the regeneration of said tissue during the healing phase following
une blessure interne ou externe, et - l'absence d'élasticité dudit tissu, du fait d'un faible apport enzymatique an internal or external wound, and - the lack of elasticity of said fabric, due to a low intake enzyme
(catalase) notamment au niveau de l'hypoderme et du derme par le (Catalase) especially at the hypodermis and dermis by
sang. blood.

D'autres avantages et caractéristiques de l'invention seront mieux compris à la lecture qui va suivre de la description d'exemples de réalisation en liaison avec les dessins annexés. Other features and advantages of the invention will be in reading the following description of embodiments in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.

Le dispositif l suivant l'invention comprend un moyen 10 fournissant un champ d'ultrasons. The device according the the invention comprises means 10 providing an ultrasonic field. Ce moyen est constitué par une tête d'ultrasons, alimentée par un générateur extérieur 11 d'ultrasons, et disposée en regard de la peau, logée de façon étanche dans le moyen 20 d'aspiration sous vide. This means comprises an ultrasound head, powered by an external ultrasonic generator 11, and disposed facing the skin, sealingly housed within the means 20 for vacuum suction.

Ledit moyen 20 d'aspiration sous vide est avantageusement une ventouse constituée par une cloche dont la grande ouverture 21 est destinée à être obturée par la surface externe 31 de la portion (P) de la peau 30, le long du rebord périphérique 22 de la cloche. Said means 20, vacuum suction is advantageously a suction cup constituted by a bell of which the large opening 21 is intended to be closed by the outer surface 31 of the portion (P) of the skin 30 along the peripheral flange 22 of the Bell. Ladite cloche comporte en outre une ouverture 23 pour permettre de relier l'enceinte close 2, qu'elle forme lors du fonctionnement, avec une pompe à vide non représentée. Said cover further comprises an opening 23 to permit connecting the closed chamber 2, it forms during operation, with a not shown vacuum pump. La liaison de 1' ouverture 23 à ladite pompe est avantageusement un conduit suffisamment rigide pour ne pas être déformé sous l'effet du vide. The binding of one opening 23 to said pump is advantageously a conduit sufficiently rigid not to be deformed under the effect of the vacuum.

La cloche présente une paroi qui est transparente sur au moins une portion de sa surface. The bell has a wall which is transparent over at least a portion of its surface. Plus avantageusement la cloche sera totalement transparente. Most preferably the bell will be totally transparent. Elle sera conçue en verre ou mieux en plastique transparent, notamment en polycarbonate. It will be designed better in glass or transparent plastic, in particular polycarbonate.

Dans les figures 3a - 3d, pour chaque cycle unitaire et en fonction du temps (selon une échelle très approximative) - I'instant TAO représente le début de la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, - l'instant TAt représente la fin de la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, - I'instant TBO représente le début de la phase d'aspiration sous vide, - I'instant TBt représente la fin de la phase d'aspiration sous vide, - l'instant TRO représente le début de la détente pour revenir à la pression atmosphérique, et - I'instant TRt représente la fin de la phase détente et correspond au début du nouveau cycle commençant par la phase d'exposition (instant TAO') au champ d'ultrasons. In Figures 3a - 3d, for each unit cycle and a function of time (as a very rough scale) - I'instant TAO represents the start of the exposure phase to the ultrasound field, - yet Tat represents the end of the exposure phase to the ultrasound field, - I'instant TBO represents the beginning of the vacuum suction stage, - I'instant TBT represents the end of the vacuum suction stage, - the TRO moment represents the beginning of the trigger to return to atmospheric pressure, and - I'instant TRt represents the end of the relaxation phase corresponds to the beginning of the new cycle starting with the exposure phase (time TAO ') to the field ultrasound.

Les cycles unitaires qui conviennent selon l'invention sont ceux des figures 3a, 3b et 3c, où la phase d'aspiration sous vide et la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons sont au moins partiellement superposées (voir figure 3a). Unit cycles that are suitable according to the invention are those of Figures 3a, 3b and 3c, where the vacuum suction phase and the exposure phase to the ultrasonic field are at least partially superimposed (see Figure 3a). Il est important que la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons précède la phase d'aspiration sous vide. It is important that the exposure to the ultrasonic field phase precedes the vacuum suction phase. De préférence la phase d'aspiration sous vide l aura une durée identique à celle de la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons et 2 débutera en même temps que celle-ci (voir figure 3c), et mieux ladite phase d'aspiration sous vide sera incluse dans la durée de ladite phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons (voir figure 3b). Preferably the vacuum suction phase will be the same duration as that of the exposure phase to the ultrasound field and 2 will begin simultaneously with the latter (see Figure 3c), and more preferably said suction phase vacuum will be included in the duration of said phase of exposure to ultrasonic field (see Figure 3b).

Le cycle unitaire de la figure 3d ne convient pas selon l'invention dès lors que la phase d'aspiration sous vide intervient après la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, sans qu'il y ait superposition même partielle. The unitary cycle of FIG 3d is not suitable according to the invention since the vacuum suction phase occurs after the exposure phase to the ultrasound field, without even partial superposition.

Les commandes relatives à la formation du champ d'ultrasons et de l'aspiration sous vide peuvent être situées de façon avantageuse près du générateur d'ultrasons, comme représenté par la référence numérique 12 de la figure 2. The commands related to the formation of the ultrasonic field and the vacuum suction may be located advantageously close to the ultrasonic generator, as shown by reference numeral 12 of Figure 2.

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  1. servant à dilater les couches d'une portion de peau (P) à traiter, lesdits moyens des points (A) et (B) étant agencés de telle façon que, en fonctionnement, la portion de peau (P) à traiter soit soumise à un ou plusieurs cycles comprenant chacun une phase d'aspiration sous vide et une phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons, lesdites phase d'aspiration sous vide et phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons se superposant au moins partiellement pendant la durée de chaque cycle. for expanding the layers of a portion of skin (P) to be treated, said means of (A) and (B) being arranged such that, in use, the portion of skin (P) to be treated is subjected to one or more rings each comprising a vacuum suction phase and a phase of exposure to the ultrasound field, said vacuum suction phase and phase of exposure to ultrasound field being superimposed at least partially during the period each cycle.
    RE VENDICA TIONS 1. Dispositif physiothérapeutique (1) pour le traitement de la peau (30) dans son épaisseur, ledit dispositif étant caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend (A) au moins un moyen (10) fournissant un champ d'ultrasons, et (B) au moins un moyen (20) d'aspiration par dépression sous vide RE VENDICA TIONS 1. physiotherapeutic device (1) for the treatment of the skin (30) in its thickness, said device being characterized in that it comprises (A) at least one means (10) providing an ultrasonic field, and (B) at least one means (20) for vacuum suction in vacuo
  2. 2. Dispositif suivant la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce que ledit moyen (10) du point (A) est une tête d'ultrasons, et en ce que ledit moyen (20) du point (B) est une ventouse. 2. Device according to Claim 1, characterized in that said means (10) of the point (A) is an ultrasound head, and that said means (20) of the point (B) is a suction cup.
  3. 3. Dispositif suivant la revendication 1, caractérisé en ce qu'il comprend (A) au moins un moyen (10) fournissant un champ d'ultrasons, qui est 3. Device according to Claim 1, characterized in that it comprises (A) at least one means (10) providing an ultrasonic field which is
    une tête d'ultrasons dirigée vers la peau (30) et alimentée par un an ultrasound head facing the skin (30) and supplied by a
    générateur d'ultrasons (11) extérieur, et (B) au moins un moyen (20) d'aspiration par dépression sous vide ultrasonic generator (11) outside, (B) at least one means (20) for vacuum suction in vacuo
    servant à dilater les couches situées dans l'épaisseur d'une portion de for expanding the layers located in the thickness of a portion of
    peau (P) à traiter, ledit moyen (20) étant une ventouse constituée skin (P) to be treated, said means (20) being a suction cup constituted
    d'une cloche ayant a bell having
    (i) une ouverture (21) destinée à venir en contact, par (I) an opening (21) intended to come into contact,
    l'intermédiaire de son rebord périphérique (22), avec la through its peripheral rim (22), with the
    surface externe (31) de la portion de peau (P) à traiter (30), en outer surface (31) of the portion of skin (P) to be treated (30), in
    fonctionnement l'ensemble cloche/rebord (22)/surface externe operating all bell / flange (22) / outer surface
    (31) délimitant une enceinte close (2), (31) defining a closed chamber (2)
    (ii) une fenêtre (23) destinée à relier l'enceinte close (2) à une (Ii) a window (23) for connecting the closed chamber (2) at a
    pompe à vide par le biais d'une canalisation essentiellement vacuum pump through a pipe essentially
    indéformable, et crushproof, and
    (iii) une fenêtre (24) pour le montage de façon étanche du moyen (Iii) a window (24) for mounting sealingly average
    (10) fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. (10) providing the ultrasonic field.
  4. 4. Dispositif suivant l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, caractérisé en ce qu'il comporte en outre (C) au moins un moyen chauffant susceptible d'être couplé au moyen 4. Device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that it further comprises (C) at least one heating means capable of being coupled to the means
    (10) fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. (10) providing the ultrasonic field.
  5. 5. Dispositif suivant l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, caractérisé en ce qu'il comporte en outre (D) au moins un moyen réfrigérant susceptible d'être couplé au moyen 5. Device according to any one of claims 1 to 3, characterized in that it further comprises (D) at least one cooling means capable of being coupled to means
    (10) fournissant le champ d'ultrasons. (10) providing the ultrasonic field.
  6. 6. Dispositif suivant la revendication l, caractérisé en ce que, au cours de chaque cycle, la phase d'aspiration sous vide est réalisée pendant la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons. 6. Device according to Claim l, characterized in that, during each cycle, the vacuum suction step is performed during the exposure phase to the ultrasound field.
  7. 7. Dispositif suivant la revendication 6, caractérisé en ce que la 7. Device according to Claim 6, characterized in that the
    durée de la phase d'aspiration sous vide est inférieure à celle de duration of the vacuum suction phase is lower than that of
    la phase d'exposition au champ d'ultrasons. the exposure phase to the ultrasound field.
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