Electromagnetic Coil Patents (Class 600/13)
  • Patent number: 10682524
    Abstract: Combined methods for treating a patient using time-varying magnetic field are described. The treatment methods combine various approaches for aesthetic treatment. The methods are focused on enhancing a visual appearance of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BTL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10668297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic stimulation (MS) and preferably transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) coil arrangement designed for use as a placebo treatment. Accordingly, the purpose of the invention is to reduce or remove the effect of the magnetic field generated in use by a magnetic stimulation coil arrangement whilst the appearance presented remains as expected from a MS coil arrangement. The invention comprises a radially wound conductive element having a plurality of turns forming at least one winding. There is further provided at least one conductive magnetic field disrupting element at least partially positioned adjacent to the at least one winding for disrupting a magnetic field generated in operation by the at least one winding. The conductive magnetic field disruptive element accordingly attenuates the generated magnetic field beneath the coil arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Magstim Company Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Biginton, Gary Anthony Thomas
  • Patent number: 10661082
    Abstract: One example discloses a noninvasive biological conditioning device, including: a first induction structure; a second induction structure; a barrier configured to block direct contact between the structures and a material; wherein the structures are configured to induce an electrical current in the material; and wherein the electrical current is configured to have a set of attributes for conditioning biological activity in the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Anthony Kerselaers
  • Patent number: 10661094
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, easy to use treatment for spasticity that does not involve medication. Methods and devices herein use low-frequency repetitive magnetic fields to enhance communication in the spinal nerve, thereby allowing improved relaxation, control, and coordination in a muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wave Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10603315
    Abstract: A method for modulating an immune response by activating or inhibiting dopaminergic neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) is provided. Modulation is achieved by modulating the activity, the abundance or both of: a natural killer cell, a CD8 T-cell, a CD4 T-cell, a B-cell, a dendritic cell, a macrophage, a granulocyte, or their combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Asya Rolls, Tamar Ben Shannan, Hilla Azulay-Debbie, Fahed Hakim, Maya Schiller, Shai Shen-Orr, Elina Starosvetsky
  • Patent number: 10603505
    Abstract: An implantable neural probe includes a flexible substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. The probe has an elongated three dimensional shape with an exterior surface and an interior surface such that the exterior surface of the probe includes at least a portion of first surface of the flexible substrate and the interior surface of the probe includes at least a portion of the second surface of the flexible substrate. The probe may include an array of one or more neural stimulators disposed on the flexible substrate and configured to stimulate neurons. The probe may alternatively or additionally include an array of one or more neural sensors configured to sense brain neurons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bernard D. Casse, George Daniel, Jonathan Rivnay, Christopher Paulson, Robert Street
  • Patent number: 10596386
    Abstract: In methods for treating a patient, a time varying magnetic field is applied to a patient's body and causes a muscle contraction. The time-varying magnetic field may be monophasic, biphasic, polyphasic and/or static. The method may reduce adipose tissue, improve metabolism, blood and/or lymph circulation. The method may use combinations of treatments to enhance the visual appearance of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10589117
    Abstract: An integrated magnetic pulsation device for the treatment of foot pain that utilizes an electrical pulse generator and a magnetic coil situated within the same enclosure. The device having the capability to have a patient's foot placed onto the top of a magnetic coil or under that magnetic coil to expose that patient's foot to a series of high intensity magnetic pulsations. The device also including a control panel that directs a patient as to how to utilize the device for the treatment of that patient's foot pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zygood, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Fischell, Stephen T. Kaye
  • Patent number: 10588561
    Abstract: System and method for processing, non-concurrently collected, electroencephalogram (EEG) data and resting station functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) data, non-invasively, to create a patient-specific three-dimensional (3D) mapping of the patient's functional brain network. The mapping can be used to more precisely identify candidates of resective neurosurgery and to help create a targeted surgical plan for those patients. The methodology automatically maps the patient's unique brain network using non-concurrent EEG and resting state functional MRI (rsfMRI). Generally, the current invention merges non-concurrent EEG data and rsfMRI data to map the patient's epilepsy/seizure network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Fernando Vale, Elliot George Neal
  • Patent number: 10589086
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing deep nerve stimulation to a patient includes a housing for supporting deep nerve stimulation coils. The housing includes a wall with an outer surface for being presented toward the patient to apply the stimulation. A primary coil is supported in a primary chamber of the housing adjacent an inner surface of the wall, opposite the outer surface. Ribs are disposed between the primary coil and the inner surface and upon which the primary coil rests. The ribs define channels through which coolant can be directed to cool a bottom surface of the primary coil during use, the bottom surface of the primary coil being closest to the patient side wall. The primary coil is adapted when energized to produce a broad and deeply penetrating magnetic field capable of hitting a target area of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NERVIVE, INC
    Inventors: Emilio Sacristan, Douglas Stewart Szumski, Jonathan Velleuer, Judith Müller, Mark Borsody
  • Patent number: 10549109
    Abstract: Methods for treating a patient using a time varying magnetic field are described. The treatment methods combine various approaches for aesthetic treatment. The methods are focused on enhancing a visual appearance of the patient. An exemplary method includes charging an energy storage device and discharging the energy storage device to a magnetic field generating device to generate the time-varying magnetic field. The time-varying magnetic field is applied to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10537747
    Abstract: A PEMF web using immersive, flux-guided, micro-coils to direct intense, deeply penetrating, magnetic flux into a subject from each micro-coil capable of pointing in an arbitrary direction. Micro-coils are spooled around iron cores, insulated properly, and soldered to connecting wires, all embedded in a polymeric resin, such as cold-cured silicone resin. Nodes protect, enclose, insulate electrically, and otherwise protect the micro-coils. Connectors between nodes provide mechanical stability against breaking of wires, while permitting folding, bending, buckling, and otherwise deflecting to position the nodes as desired with three degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pulse, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Anderson, Kade E. Huntsman, Dale C. Gledhill, Douglas R. Burrell
  • Patent number: 10518079
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for simulating a fair weather electric field in an environment to promote the well-being of a subject. A converter provides a DC output to generate a DC electric field in between positive and negative electrodes in an environment, where the positive electrode is proximal to a positive part of a subject and the negative electrode is proximal to a negative part of the subject. An electric field detector measures and transmits data about the strength of the actual electric field in the environment. A microprocessor receives the data and compares the information to the parameters of a fair weather electric field to direct the function of a pulse width modulator, modulate the DC output and thereby simulate the fair weather electric field in real-time. Means are provided for filtering out over-voltages, pulses and over-currents to ensure the controlled modulation of the DC electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Zhen Li
  • Patent number: 10512776
    Abstract: A body stimulating structure includes a body which is attached to an internal organ of a living body, and a magnetic field inductor formed in the body, wherein when power is supplied, the magnetic field inductor produces a magnetic field and applies magnetic stimulation to a target site of the internal organ of the living body to which the body is attached. A method for manufacturing the body stimulating structure includes: forming a first pattern on a first substrate and filling the first pattern with a conductor; stacking a second substrate on the first substrate; and forming a second pattern connected to the first pattern on the second substrate and filling the second pattern with a conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jeiwon Cho, Jinseok Kim, Hyungdal Park, Yeowool Huh
  • Patent number: 10507333
    Abstract: A PEMF web using immersive, flux-guided, micro-coils to direct intense, deeply penetrating, magnetic flux into a subject from each micro-coil capable of pointing in an arbitrary direction. Micro-coils are spooled around iron cores, insulated properly, and soldered to connecting wires, all embedded in a polymeric resin, such as cold-cured silicone resin. Nodes protect, enclose, insulate electrically, and otherwise protect the micro-coils. Connectors between nodes provide mechanical stability against breaking of wires, while permitting folding, bending, buckling, and otherwise deflecting to position the nodes as desired with three degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PULSE, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Anderson, Kade E. Huntsman, Dale C. Gledhill, Douglas R. Burrell
  • Patent number: 10485454
    Abstract: Markerless tracking systems and methods for markerless tracking of subjects. In one embodiment, the markerless tracking system includes an active 3D infrared camera, a memory, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to extract body motion data for a subject's body from depth data captured by the active 3D infrared camera. The electronic processor is also configured to detect movements of the subject's body using the body motion data. The electronic processor is further configured to determine attributes for the movements of the subject's body using the body motion data. The electronic processor is also configured to assign a rating by comparing the determined attributes with a plurality of benchmarks included in a pre-stored movement profile in the memory. The electronic processor is further configured to create a session record for the subject. The session record includes the body motion data, the determined attributes, and the assigned rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEUROPATH SPRL
    Inventors: Benoit Yvonne Tas, Eric Michael Clark
  • Patent number: 10485478
    Abstract: Wearable devices are described herein including a housing and a mount configured to mount a contact surface of the housing to an external surface of a wearer. The wearable devices further include a coil disposed in the housing proximate to the contact surface and at least one sensor disposed on the contact surface and configured to detect one or more properties of the body of the wearer. The wearable devices are powered by a rechargeable battery disposed within the wearable devices. The wearable devices additionally include a recharger disposed within the wearable devices and configured to recharge the rechargeable battery using electromagnetic energy received by the coil. The sensor is disposed within a central portion of the contact surface enclosed by the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Russell Norman Mirov, John Lapetina
  • Patent number: 10471272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for the stimulation of neurons and muscle cells according to the principle of magnetic stimulation, wherein the invention generates substantially less acoustic sound emission for the same activation strength compared to the state of the art. This invention reduces the acoustic sound emission, usually a clicking sound, which is a safety risk in magnetic stimulation and causes undesired uncontrollable sensory-auditory brain stimulation, by increasing the frequency of a substantial portion of the spectrum of the pulse, preferably to or above the human hearing range. Furthermore, the invention relates to a quiet coil technology that reduces the conversion of electrical energy into mechanic-acoustic oscillations, whereby the transmission of the mechanic-acoustic oscillations to the surface is suppressed by elastic decoupling and the mechanic-acoustic energy is converted into heat by viscoelastic material deformation instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Stefan M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 10456042
    Abstract: A method for imaging the brain of a living patient includes creating and displaying an unconstrained 3D virtual reality image of the brain of the living patient based on a plurality of 3D images captured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An administration of a drug is simulated into brain tissue. The simulation includes displaying a simulated diffusion of the drug in 3D VR image of the brain; displaying simulated brain tissue uptake of the drug in the 3D VR image of the brain; displaying a simulated stimulation of individual neurons in the 3D VR image of the brain; and analyzing a simulated activity of the individual neurons based on at least one predetermined property of the drug. The method further includes determining a brain treatment protocol based at least in part on the simulated administration of the drug into the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Gateway Institute for Brain Research, LLC
    Inventor: Yaakov Setty
  • Patent number: 10441099
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a negative magnetic field magnetic moxibustion pillow which includes a pillow noumenon and multiple magnets set inside the described pillow noumenon. The described multiple magnets are set on the substrate based on a preset spacing; one end of the described magnets is a positive pole, and the other end is a negative pole. Moreover, the negative pole of the magnets all face the top surface of the pillow noumenon while the negative magnetic field magnetic moxibustion pillow of this present invention can produce a relatively strong magnetic field for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Zhongping Lou
  • Patent number: 10434328
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for stimulating neurons of a patient in vivo is provided herein. The system includes a first energy emitting component positioned external to the patient configured to generate a first energy stimulus, and a second energy emitting component positioned external to the patient configured to generate a second energy stimulus, wherein the first energy stimulus comprises an intensity level below a predetermined threshold required to stimulate the neurons, and wherein the second energy stimulus comprises an intensity level below a predetermined threshold required to stimulate the neurons; wherein a combination of the first and second energy stimuli at a target location in a target tissue of a patient comprises an intensity level at or above a predetermined threshold required to stimulate the neurons in the target tissue and prevent the stimulation of neurons outside the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Richard D. Gilson, Nizam Razack
  • Patent number: 10426967
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of treating neurological injury and conditions, in particular symptoms and complications arising from or caused by a stroke. These treatment methods can include the steps of generating a pulsed electromagnetic field from a pulsed electromagnetic field source and applying the pulsed electromagnetic field in proximity to a target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Endonovo Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur A. Pilla, Andre′ A. Dimino, Iyer Viswanathan, Diana Casper, Berish Strauch
  • Patent number: 10413744
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide a transcranial magnetic stimulation system capable of guiding a patient into an optimum posture for treatment. The system 1 of the invention includes an optical device 502 for projecting a light spot 805 to a head of a patient and detecting a reflection light of the light spot; a memory means 71 for memorizing information included in the reflection light detected by the optical device as a reference information when the projected light spot on the patient overlaps a marking (800) provided on the patient; a calculation means 72 for using the reference information memorized in the memory means and a comparison information included in the reflection light of the light spot to calculate an overlap ratio between the marking and the light spot corresponding to the comparison information; and a display means 504 for displaying the overlap ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Atsushi Asahina, Kenji Tojo, Rei Tamiya
  • Patent number: 10406378
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bidirectional alternating application system for preventing or treating a brain tumor caused by malignant glioma cells in animals. The bidirectional alternating magnetic field application system can apply a magnetic field having weak intensity and low frequency to patients in need of the prevention or treatment of brain tumor to thereby specifically inhibit the proliferation and mobility of glioma cells without causing any damage to normal cells. Thus, the bidirectional alternating magnetic field application system can greatly reduce side effects occurring in patients after surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Eun Ji Cheong, Do Guwn Hwang, Go Eun Ha, Yi An Chen
  • Patent number: 10398906
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, easy-to-use treatment for pain that does not involve medication. Methods and devices herein use repetitive magnetic fields that desensitize the spinal nerve, thereby affecting transmission of pain signals from the treatment location to the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KOSIVANA HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10383541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of mapping cognitive brain functions, more specifically to non-invasive systems for and methods of cognitive mapping. Examples of cognitive brain function which can reliably be mapped according to embodiments of the present invention are speech, language, working-memory and decision-making. According to certain embodiments, navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is utilized along with accurate baseline determination in order to provide accurate, non-invasive cognitive mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nexstim Oyj
    Inventors: Tuomas Neuvonen, Henri Hannula, Gustaf Jarnefelt
  • Patent number: 10376709
    Abstract: An apparatus for nuclear magnetic resonance therapy comprises a bed, two opposing sweep coils, as well as an upper coil and a lower coil for generating an alternating magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Axel Muntermann
  • Patent number: 10376708
    Abstract: There is provided in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the invention a method of osteointegration of an implant into surrounding jaw-bone, the method comprising: applying a magnetic field around an implant, the magnetic field produced around the implant to a jaw-bone depth of up to at least about 7 mm, the magnetic field having a magnetic flux density of about 0.05-0.5 mT at up to at least about 2 mm from a surface of the implant, the magnetic field produced by a coil within the implant. A device adapted for insertion into a jawbone implant and for producing the magnetic field for bone enhancement of surrounding jawbone is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Magdent Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Neuman, Roni Daffan, Joseph Shechter
  • Patent number: 10369373
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for treatment of peripheral nerve pain using a tMS stimulator for directing a low frequency, focused magnetic flux to a treatment area. A control module in wired and powered communication with the tMS stimulator, and a portable electronic device in wireless communication with the control module receive, generate and transmit feedback and control settings relating to a treatment parameters. The tMS stimulator may be configured in different sizes and shapes to provide varying pulse and magnetic field strengths. Guidance tools and measurement sensors may be provided to aid in positioning and directing the magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Albert Leung, Shiv Shukla
  • Patent number: 10335054
    Abstract: A diagnostic method for monitoring changes in a fluid medium in a patient's head. The method includes positioning a transmitter at a first location on or near the patient's head, the transmitter generates and transmits a time-varying magnetic field into a fluid medium in the patient's head responsive to a first signal; positioning a receiver at a second location on or near the patient's head offset from the transmitter, the receiver generates a second signal responsive to a received magnetic field at the receiver; transmitting a time-varying magnetic field into the fluid medium in the patient's head in response to the first signal; receiving the transmitted magnetic field; generating the second signal responsive to the received magnetic field; and determining, a phase shift between the transmitted magnetic field and the received magnetic field for a plurality of frequencies of the transmitted time-varying magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CEREBROTECH MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Warren Wyeth, Mitchell Elliott Levinson
  • Patent number: 10307607
    Abstract: A neuromodulation device includes electrically conductive coils arranged in an array and circuitry coupled to energize the coils in the array using current pulses that generate an electromagnetic field. The circuitry is configured to control one or more parameters of the current pulses, including at least amplitude and phase of the current pulses, such that the electromagnetic field undergoes constructive and destructive interference that focuses and/or steers a magnetic flux density within a region of interest of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Bernard D. Casse, Victor Liu
  • Patent number: 10292645
    Abstract: An intracerebral current simulation method including a first step of providing head image data; a second step of forming a three-dimensional brain model including micro-polyhedron units; a third step of providing first information which includes conditions under which a coil is placed on a patient's head, an electric current is applied to the coil, and the patient's reaction to the magnetic stimulation is observed, the conditions including a position and orientation of the coil, an electric current applied to the coil, and a structure relating to a generated magnetic field of the coil; and a fourth step of calculating an eddy current or electric field induced inside each of the micro-polyhedron units on the basis of the first information provided in the third step and second information which includes conductivity assigned to each micro-polyhedron unit. Also disclosed is a transcranial magnetic stimulation device and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Youichi Saitoh, Masaki Sekino, Yoshihiro Takiyama, Keita Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10278716
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing plaque from blood vessels by applying constant or time varying magnetic or electrical fields. In one embodiment a system includes winding configurations positioned about a central axis along which a body region may be placed. Each winding configuration generates a magnetic field in a direction which passes through the body region. A first winding configuration generates a first magnetic field component perpendicular to a second magnetic field component generated by a second winding configuration. In a related method for removing a deposit of plaque from a position along a wall of a blood vessel a magnetic field is applied which has a net direction predominantly orthogonal to the direction of the flow of blood through the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Rainer Meinke, Sasha Ishmael
  • Patent number: 10282515
    Abstract: A model of a human subject's head may be generated to assist in a therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedure. A treatment and/or diagnostic system may generate a fitted head model using a predetermined head model and a plurality of points. The plurality of points may include facial feature information and may be determined using a sensor, for example, an IR or optical sensor. One or more anatomical landmarks may be determined and registered in association with the fitted head model using the facial feature information, for example, without the use of additional image information, such as an MRI image. The fitted head model may include visual aids, for example, anatomical landmarks, reference points, marking of the human subject's MT location, and/or marking of the human subject's treatment location. The visual aids may assist a technician to perform the therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedure of the human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NEURONETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Neeraj Mainkar, Ravi Pillutla, Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Mark Edward Riehl
  • Patent number: 10265537
    Abstract: In methods for treating a patient, a time varying magnetic field is applied to a patient's body and causes a muscle contraction. The time-varying magnetic field may be monophasic, biphasic, polyphasic and/or static. The method may reduce adipose tissue, improve metabolism, blood and/or lymph circulation. The method may use combinations of treatments to enhance the visual appearance of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Technologies CZ a.s.
    Inventor: Tomás Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10224136
    Abstract: A system including one or more bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be arranged and used, to produce useful electromagnetic effects for various agricultural applications, including promotion of growth in organisms and organic matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Energetics Ltd.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10220220
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one receiver configured to receive signals relating to a position of a device relative to a head, at least one processing core configured to determine, at least in part based on the received signals, the position of the device relative to the head, to compare the position of the device relative to the head to information concerning a position corresponding to a maximal induced electric field, and to cause signals to be transmitted, and wherein the transmitted signals are configured to cause a display to indicate a deviation of the position of the device from the position corresponding to the maximal induced electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nexstim Oyj
    Inventor: Kai Solehmainen
  • Patent number: 10207122
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic signals configured specifically to accelerate the asymmetrical kinetics of the binding of intracellular ions to their respective intracellular buffers, to enhance the biochemical signaling pathways plant animal and human molecules, cells, tissues, organs, portions of entire organisms and entire organisms employ for growth, repair and maintenance. Described herein are devices and methods that utilize repetitive bursts of waveforms configured to maximize the bound concentration of intracellular ions at their associated molecular buffers to enhance the biochemical signaling pathways living systems employ for growth, repair and maintenance. For example the systems and methods described herein may drive the binding of calcium to calmodulin (CaM), thereby enhancing the CaM-dependent nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur A. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10195456
    Abstract: Devices and methods for cosmetic skin treatment using a magnetic field are provided. A device can include a case, a stimulation head coupled with the case and including at least one coil of conductive wire for generating a magnetic field, and an electronic circuit housed in the case for driving the coils to generate the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Mercedes Cabrerizo, Malek Adjouadi, Niovi Rojas, Juan Perez
  • Patent number: 10188433
    Abstract: Anterior cervical plates for spinal surgery employing anchor backout prevention devices, and related systems and methods are disclosed. A spinal column includes vertebrae in an articulating structure. Medical intervention may involve limiting the relative motion between vertebrae by fusing at least first and second vertebrae together with osteosynthesis systems. The systems include a plate attached to anterior surfaces of the first and second vertebrae with anchors extending through passageways in the plate. By including one or more anchor backout prevention devices to the plate, movements causing the anchors to disengage from the vertebrae may be avoided. The devices may include a positioning guide, and locking magnets. The implementation of a combination of these devices into the plate may provide greater robustness against failure than any of the devices individually. In this manner, the useful life of the plate within a patient may be lengthened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Benito J. Garrido
  • Patent number: 10188159
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for the reduction of head or neck trauma in a living being by mitigating the acceleration experienced by the head, relative to the torso, during a change in motion; for example, creating a neck support that provides improved extension, compression, rotation, and bending properties to the neck in order to control the acceleration experienced by the head. The apparatus can be configured to create a neck support in which acceleration of the head, relative to the torso, is reduced with minimal structure, discomfort, and other potential downsides to a user of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ARMOUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Armour, Philbin McCleary, Brady White
  • Patent number: 10155925
    Abstract: A system including one or more rotatable bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be arranged and used, to produce useful electromagnetic effects for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL ENERGETICS LTD.
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10124187
    Abstract: Devices and methods for contactless skin treatment use feedback power control for non-invasive treatment of skin and human tissue. Electromagnetic energy heats skin or tissue. A feedback system measures an output physical quantity before the output of electromagnetic waves from the device into the patient. Alternatively the feedback system scans values of a physical quantity on or near the patient. The devices and methods allow for delivering the optimum amount of energy to the patient while reducing the thermal load of the device. Methods and an apparatus for treatment of target biological structure by combination of magnet treatment and electromagnetic treatment. The method and apparatus may be used for aesthetic applications, e.g. cellulite treatment, body shaping, skin rejuvenation or enhancing skin appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BTL Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10124188
    Abstract: The present invention is a magnetic moxibustion neck protecting apparatus, including: a textile and multiple magnetic stripes fixed and distributed on the described textile; the multiple magnetic stripes are set based on the preset primary spacing; the described magnetic stripes include substrate and multiple magnets set on the stripes based on the preset secondary spacing; the described textile has a piece which is protruded outward from the center to form an arc and allow the apparatus to form fit around the neck. The magnetic moxibustion neck protecting apparatus provided by this utility model can conduct magnetotherapy with good efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Zhongping Lou
  • Patent number: 9993655
    Abstract: An image data processing device including: a storage means configured to store a three-dimensional MRI image of a subject's head; a three-dimensional appearance image generation means configured to generate a three-dimensional appearance image of the head; an image generation means configured to perform positional alignment between the three-dimensional MRI image and the three-dimensional appearance image, and to generate a three-dimensional image of the head after the positional alignment; an after-movement image generation means configured to generate, when the subject's head has been moved, a three-dimensional subject's head image after the movement and the positional alignment; an operational object image generation means configured to generate an operational object image indicating a position of an operational object; and a display means configured to display the three-dimensional image of the subject's head after the movement and the operational object image in one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, A SCHOOL CORPORATION KANSAI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Youichi Saitoh, Kuniyoshi Uchida, Koichi Hosomi, Yoshihiro Yasumuro, Tatsuya Ogino
  • Patent number: 9924889
    Abstract: A method for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of a stimulation area of medical interest, combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for visualization of the response of, for example neurons, is disclosed. An ultra-thin magnetic resonance coil, MR coil, positioned in the immediate vicinity over an area where the response of, for example neurons, is to be detected, and preferably sandwiched between the TMS coil and the area, provides an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The TMS can be performed directly through the MR coil. A great deal of flexibility in the number of the TMS and MR coils in use and their spatial arrangement is provided. A corresponding system for the TMS/fMRI studies is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
    Inventors: Lucia Isabel Navarro de Lara, Christian Windischberger, Elmar Laistler, Jürgen Sieg, Ewald Moser, André Kühne
  • Patent number: 9849301
    Abstract: A TMS device may include treatment coils and ferromagnetic components that are configured to be disposed proximate to corresponding ones of the treatment coils. The treatment coils and ferromagnetic components of the TMS device may cooperatively generate a magnetic field that exhibits one or more characteristics that differ from those of a magnetic field that is generated by the treatment coils alone. For example, the magnetic field may exhibit lower induced electrical stimulation intensity in the cranial nerves, while substantially maintaining a penetration depth into the subject's brain. In another example, the magnetic field may exhibit increased penetration depth into the subject's brain, while substantially maintaining induced electrical stimulation intensity in the cranial nerves. The TMS device may be configured to be adjustable and/or reconfigurable, for instance with respect to the anatomy of a subject (e.g., to the shape of the subject's head).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEURONETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Mark Edward Riehl, Ian Maxwell Shipway
  • Patent number: 9844673
    Abstract: Example apparatus and methods cause activation of target neural tissue through electrical stimulation of a connected white matter tract to reduce the hyper-excitability of the target neural tissue and thus reduce seizures while preserving memory in humans. Example apparatus and methods apply low frequency (e.g., <10 HZ) electrical stimulation to the forno-dorso-commissure (FDC), detect an electrical signal generated in an area connected to, innervated by, or that can be activated by the FDC in response to the stimulation, and reconfigure the stimulation based on the detected signal and a desired therapeutic effect. The stimulation may be reconfigured to produce an electrical stimulation waveform that will produce the desired therapeutic effect. The desired therapeutic effect may be, for example, reducing hyper-excitability of neural tissue in a target area, reducing hippocampal spikes, reducing seizure odds, or improving recall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Mohamad Koubeissi, Dominique Durand, Jonathan Miller, Hans Luders
  • Patent number: 9820910
    Abstract: A biological measurement apparatus of this invention includes (i) a micro piezoelectric element for vibrating a nerve cell of a subject without coming in contact with the nerve cell, (ii) an electromagnetic wave antenna for receiving an electromagnetic wave generated by the nerve cell vibrated by the micro piezoelectric element, and (iii) a computer for measuring an electric charge of the nerve cell based on the electromagnetic wave received by the electromagnetic wave antenna. Further, this biological measurement apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave antenna for emitting an electromagnetic wave to a nerve cell. This configuration provides an apparatus capable of measuring an electrical activity of a nerve cell in a living organism in real time and three-dimensionally at a spatial resolution of a nerve cell size. Moreover, this configuration provides an apparatus capable of individually giving electrical stimulations to any desired cells in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: OKAYAMA PREFECTURE
    Inventor: Yukinori Nagatani
  • Patent number: 9731142
    Abstract: Presented herein are tissue-stimulating prostheses that deliver magnetic stimulation to a recipient. The magnetic stimulation is delivered to the nerve cells through the use of one or more implantable magnetic stimulation coils, such as stimulation coils and/or extra-cochlear stimulation coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Stefan Mauger, Bill Metzenthen, John Heasman