Patents by Assignee Sono-Therapy Institute, Inc.

Patent number: 6842646
Abstract: An apparatus (22) for applying a therapeutic signal (31) to the scalp (32) of a subject (20) includes a first electrode (26) for massaging the scalp (32) and second electrode (30) in contact with the subject (20) and located remote from the first electrode (26). The therapeutic signal (31), passing between the first and second electrodes (26, 30) through the scalp (32), serves to loosen connective tissue and improve blood circulation in the scalp. The apparatus (22) includes digital waveform generators (54) for generating harmonically non-related resultant signals (96). The resultant signals (96) are combined to form the therapeutic signal (31) exhibiting a pseudorandom signal characteristic.
Type: Grant
Filed: November 15, 2002
Issued: January 11, 2005
Assignee: Sono-Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventors: Sylvester A. Pitzen, Stephen M. Monnig
Patent number: 6834206
Abstract: A method for applying a therapeutic signal (24) to a body portion (34) of a subject (20) to encourage hair growth utilizes an apparatus (22) that includes a first electrode (28) and a second electrode (32). The first electrode (28) is secured in contact with the skin surface of the subject (20) remote from the body portion (34), and the second electrode (32) is positioned at the body portion (34). The therapeutic signal (24) is provided at a conductive pod (114) of the second electrode (32). The second electrode (32) is manipulated by an operator to apply a circular motion (134) to the body portion (34) underlying the conductive pod (114). The circular motion (134) is repetitively applied as the conductive pod (114) is moved across the body portion (34) to loosen connective tissue at the body portion (34).
Type: Grant
Filed: December 23, 2003
Issued: December 21, 2004
Assignee: Sono-Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventors: Sylvester A. Pitzen, Elizabeth Pitzen
Patent number: 5484387
Abstract: A massaging electrode is pressed against discrete areas of a subject person's scalp or body and worked from side to side or in a preferred or random massage pattern to thereby move the skin and its underlying layers relative to the underlying area. The electrode is a gold plated phonojack which is encased in silver solder to optimize transmission of electrical current. Electrical current is passed through the electrode and into the subject person's scalp by connecting the electrode to an electrical conductor from an electrical current generating device which generates oscillating voltage to the pad in a low range and at a variation of voltages. The ground contact is hand held by the subject person so that electrical current is directed down through the skin layers during the massaging process.
Type: Grant
Filed: August 12, 1994
Issued: January 16, 1996
Assignee: Sono Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventor: Sylvester A. Pitzen
Patent number: D264243
Type: Grant
Filed: December 5, 1979
Issued: May 4, 1982
Assignee: Sono-Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventor: Charles F. Merker
Patent number: D478994
Type: Grant
Filed: October 10, 2001
Issued: August 26, 2003
Assignee: Sono Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventor: Sylvester A. Pitzen
Patent number: D490902
Type: Grant
Filed: June 4, 2003
Issued: June 1, 2004
Assignee: Sono Therapy Institute, Inc.
Inventor: Sylvester A. Pitzen