Electromagnetic Coil Patents (Class 600/13)
  • Patent number: 11564862
    Abstract: A massage apparatus providing a pulsed electromagnetic field may comprise: a massage unit which comprises a mount frame provided so as to be movable along the body of a user, and an acupressure module protrudingly provided to the mount frame so as to apply pressure to the body of the user; a pulsed electromagnetic field generator which is provided to the mount frame so as to be independent from the acupressure module, and which generates a pulsed electromagnetic field by means of power applied thereto; and a controller which controls the operation of the acupressure module or the generation of the pulsed electromagnetic field. According to such massage apparatus, a pulsed electromagnetic field may be generated by having the pulsed electromagnetic field generator be provided to the massage unit so as to be separate from the acupressure module or air cells performing a massaging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BODYFRIEND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Bak, Woongchul Kang, Soohyun Cho, Chuljin Jeon, Deokhyun Kong
  • Patent number: 11559699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a treatment device using a magnetic field, which includes a coil generating a pulse magnetic field and a cooling unit. The treatment device using a magnetic field in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a magnetic field generating coil disposed below a contact surface that closely contacts a portion of a body; a cooling unit configured to supply a fluid that cools the magnetic field generating coil; and a duct configured to guide the fluid between the cooling unit and the magnetic field generating coil. Here, the cooling unit is disposed below the magnetic field generating coil and disposed so that an angle between a fluid supply direction from the cooling unit and a central axis of the magnetic field generating coil is equal to or less than the right angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: REMED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ghi Young Kim, Se Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 11547867
    Abstract: A coil configuration and method for transcranial magnetic stimulation enabling stimulation of deep regions of the brain without excessively stimulating the cortex is provided. The coil configuration utilizes at least one coil to produce an off-plane magnetic field to enhance the magnetic field from a top TMS coil. In one configuration three coils, referred to as the Triple Halo Coil and oriented at +30°, 0°, and ?30° relative to the plane of the TMS coil, are used. In another configuration a single variable position coil referred to as the Variable Halo Coil and positionable vertically and/or angularly is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Jiles, Magundappa Ravi L. Hadimani, Priyam Rastogi
  • Patent number: 11534620
    Abstract: A magnetic stimulation device having planar coil structure is disclosed. It contains a power supply module, a current control module, a plurality of planar coil modules and a plurality of electrical connection modules. In the planar coil module of the present invention, the coil structure has a flat and thin design and can be modularized. Compared with the existing magnetic stimulation devices, the overall structure of the present invention is light, thin, short, convenient to carry and use, and can be installed on clothing or built in a mobile device to provide a convenient magnetic stimulation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Po-Lei Lee
  • Patent number: 11534619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a body region are provided herein. A treatment device for treating a body region is provided, and may include a first applicator and a second applicator. The first and second applicators are held on the body region by a belt. The first applicator may include a first magnetic field generating device and a radiofrequency electrode. The second applicator may include a second magnetic field generating device. The first and second magnetic field generating devices may each generate a time-vary magnetic field with a plurality of sequential magnetic impulses to cause muscle contraction in the body region. The radiofrequency electrode may provide radiofrequency waves causing heating of tissue within the body region. The treatment device may further include an energy storage device and a switching device. The switching device my discharge energy from the energy storage device to the first or the second magnetic field generating device to generate the time-vary magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 11488705
    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: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Mainkar, Ravi Pillutla, Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Mark Edward Riehl
  • Patent number: 11484727
    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: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Medical Solutions A.S.
    Inventors: Tomas Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 11458325
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for treating a disease or disorder in a patient. The methods include positioning a surface of a housing in contact with an outer skin surface of the patient and applying sufficient energy to an energy transmitter within the housing via a power supply to generate an electrical impulse at or near a vagus nerve of the patient. The electrical impulse is sufficient to modulate fibers of the vagus nerve and treat the disease or disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTROCORE, INC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 11462006
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus may automatically monitor consumption by a user of the wearable apparatus by analyzing images captured from an environment of the user. The wearable apparatus may include at least one image capture device configured to capture a plurality of images from an environment of the user of the wearable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amnon Shashua, Yonatan Wexler
  • Patent number: 11458326
    Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be delivered to a subject based on a treatment plan. This treatment plan is generated using connectivity-image guidance to identify one or more optimal locations to stimulate based on network properties. In turn, a cortical column cosine principle may be applied to identify one or more particular subject locations at which to deliver TMS to the subject to the optimal locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Peter T. Fox, Jack L. Lancaster, Felipe Santiago Salinas
  • Patent number: 11400285
    Abstract: A tremor-reduction system is provided that delivers electric current to a body region of a subject that is associated with a tremor. A computing device stores received data associated with a tremulous movement of the body region and determines measurements associated with the stored data. If a magnitude of the most recent tremulous movement is the same as or greater than magnitudes associated with prior tremulous movements, characteristics of a subsequent electric current to be applied to the body region may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
    Inventors: Felipe Nagel, Federico Jensen, Alex Cariman, Cedric Little
  • Patent number: 11376443
    Abstract: A system and method designed to encourage entrainment of brain waves with a therapeutic wave of a predetermined frequency. The system uses antennae to emit a modulated high frequency carrier signal that carries the therapeutic signal. The system can be utilized in modification of brainwave frequencies in a local or global scale and/or in establishing coherence between different cortical regions. The system can be utilized in treatment of individuals suffering from mental disorders and can be utilized to enhance/improve function in otherwise mentally healthy individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Manuel F. Casanova, Estate M. Sokhadze
  • Patent number: 11311193
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method, and computer-accessible medium for determining a position or a characteristic of a target(s) for a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment of a patient(s) can be provided, which can include, for example, receiving imaging information of a portion(s) of a head of the patient(s), and determining the position or the characteristic of the target(s) for the TMS treatment of the patient(s) based on the imaging information. The imaging information can be magnetic resonance imaging information. The imaging information can include information regarding a brain and a skull of the patient(s). The position or the characteristic of the target(s) can be determined by identifying (i) the skull, and (ii) a parcel in a section(s) of a brain of the patient(s). The parcel can a dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) parcel. The DLPFC parcel can be identified using a parcellation procedure, which can be a human connectome pipeline procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Daniel Javitt, Joan Prudic, Stefan Rowny, Marta Moreno
  • Patent number: 11291853
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to a patient, the apparatus including a head mount for disposition on the head of a patient; and a plurality of magnet assemblies for releasable mounting on the head mount, wherein each of the magnet assemblies includes a magnet for selectively providing a rapidly changing magnetic field capable of inducing weak electric currents in the brain of a patient so as to modify the natural electrical activity of the brain of the patient; wherein the number of magnet assemblies mounted on the head mount, their individual positioning on the head mount, and their selective provision of a rapidly changing magnetic field is selected so as to allow the spatial, strength and temporal characteristics of the magnetic field to be custom tailored for each patient, whereby to provide patient-specific TMS therapy, to assist in diagnosis or to map out brain function in neuroscience research.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Santosh A. Helekar, Henning U. Voss
  • Patent number: 11273317
    Abstract: A transcutaneous magnetic stimulation (tMS) device is provided for modulating nerve function and chronic pain management, and includes a tMS stimulator, a control module in wired and powered communication with the tMS stimulator, and a portable electronic device in wireless communication with the control module to receive, generate and transmit feedback and control settings relating to a treatment session. The tMS stimulator may be a flexible figure-of-eight coil configured in different sizes and shapes to provide varying pulse and magnetic field strengths for mobile, home or clinical uses, and also include guidance tools and measurement sensors to aid in positioning and directing the tMS stimulator to a target area for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Leung, Shiv Shukla
  • Patent number: 11266851
    Abstract: It is an aspect of the present invention to provide a method for recording a response to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) utilizing a bi-phasic double pulse pair from a TMS coil device to stimulate a subject wherein the second pulse has a lower amplitude compared to the first pulse in the bi-phasic double pulse pair. Significant advantages are achieved using bi-phasic double pulse pairs, particularly where the second pulse in a pair has an intensity lower than the first. Obtaining measurements is simpler and more accurate as the number and intensity of stimulation can be reduced compared to standard single pulse stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Nexstim Oyj
    Inventors: Tuomas Neuvonen, Henri Hannula, Gustaf Järnefelt, Jarmo Laine
  • Patent number: 11266850
    Abstract: In a method for stimulation and treatment, a biological structure is stimulated by a high power time-varying magnetic field. The stimulation is followed by at least a partial muscle contraction. The methods can be used e.g. in physiotherapy, urology or urogynaecology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S.
    Inventors: Ondra Prouza, Tomás Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11247065
    Abstract: A device for treating living tissue with a magnetic field. The device includes one or more coil applicators; and a generator configured to drive a stimulation coil that is housed within the coil applicator that faces a tissue being treated. The device provides a magnetic field in a range of 0.1 T to 3 T at a distance of 1 cm or less from the face of the coil applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: EPITECH MAG LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Katznelson, Tomer Carmeli, Itzik Ronen
  • Patent number: 11241584
    Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to modulate permeability of the blood brain barrier in a transient, safe and non-invasive manner. A conventional or deep TMS coil may be placed on a head in a vicinity of a tumor, for example. A series of magnetic pulses is provided to the brain with a tailored stimulation protocol. In one of many possible clinical applications, a pharmaceutical substance may be introduced during a time frame before, during or after providing the magnetic pulses to treat a tumor in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BRAINSWAY, LTD.
    Inventors: Gaby Pell, Abraham Zangen, Yiftach Roth, Alon Friedman, Udi Vazana
  • Patent number: 11213692
    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: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PULSE, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Anderson, Kade E. Huntsman, Dale C. Gledhill, Douglas R. Burrell
  • Patent number: 11207540
    Abstract: An electromagnetic coil assembly for inducing electromagnetic fields in a head region of a treated subject, the assembly comprising windings configured to define an applicatory coil portion configured for placement in close proximity to the head to induce the electromagnetic fields, and an elevated coil portion passing relatively remote from the head and configured such that electromagnetic fields thereby produced are generated substantially remote from the head, thereby allowing directing the electromagnetic fields generated by the applicatory coil portion substantially accurately to desired inner regions of the head. A support structure is used to enclose and immobilize at least a portion of the windings, while enabling elastic movement of other portions of the windings that are not held by the support structure, to thereby enable size adjustment of the coil to fit over a region of a head of the treated subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BRAINSWAY LTD.
    Inventors: Abraham Zangen, Yiftach Roth
  • Patent number: 11191975
    Abstract: An erythrocyte de-aggregation system includes a band, including a strap and housing securing an iron-cored, micro-coil to an appendage, such as a wrist, of a subject to apply a PEMF into a target vessel in the vascular system of the subject. Typically, all of the blood circulates about the body within a matter of a few minutes, some within seconds, thus treating the entire bloodstream over time. The portable PEMF system intensifies both the concentration of electromagnetic flux per unit area, as well as the depth of penetration into the body. The portable PEMF systems relies on the body's circulatory system to eventually pass the body's entire volume of blood past it over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Pulse, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Anderson, Kade E. Huntsman, Dale C. Gledhill, Marc E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 11167147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transcranial magnetic stimulation device comprising: at least two coils, an input channel for each coil, a control unit, and at least one energy storage for storing energy for the at least two coils, the control unit being configured to: determine at least one stimulus intensity; determine an energy level stored in the at least one energy storage; determine a modulation pattern for each coil; and generate at least one control signal for controlling the input channel of the at least one coil of the at least two coils according to the determined modulation pattern in order to control an input of each coil from the at least one energy storage. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö
    Inventors: Risto Ilmoniemi, Jaakko Nieminen, Lari Koponen
  • Patent number: 11147982
    Abstract: A method and system for noninvasively treating a neurodegenerative disorder, can involve determining characteristics indicative of physical attributes of a central nervous system, the characteristics including parameters for diminishing adverse impacts of a magnetothermal stimulation treatment for a neurodegenerative disorder with respect to the central nervous system, and applying as a part of the magnetothermal stimulation treatment and based on the characteristics of the physical attributes of the central nervous system, a magnetic field to the brain for a thermal stimulation of neuron cells within the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kambix Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kambiz Vafai, Erfan Kosari
  • Patent number: 11141585
    Abstract: A neuromodulator includes an electromagnetic (EM) wave generator configured to generate EM waves remote from a patient and to direct the EM waves to one or more target regions within the patient. Frequencies of the EM waves fall outside a range of frequencies that activates neurons. Intersection of the EM waves in each target region creates envelope-modulated electric and magnetic fields having one or more frequencies that fall within the range of frequencies that activates neurons. The neuromodulator includes control circuitry configured to control parameters of the EM waves produced by the EM wave generator. The neuromodulator may use feedback based on one or more of patient input and/or sensing of physiological signals in order to close the loop and control the EM waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Krishnan Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 11129999
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and a system for thermally-assisted pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation for treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee are disclosed. A multi-coil applicator is adapted for positioning around the knee. A first coil is positioned on the top of the knee and provides electric field stimulation in the plane of the patella to stimulate the patella cartilage. Second and third coils are rectangular coils wrapped up below and above the knee respectively. The coils in the wrapped position generate a magnetic field along the knee axis and provide high amplitude of the electric field stimulation of the femoral and tibial cartilages in the plane of tibial plateau. Resistive heaters and free wheel diodes can be provided to the applicator to supply uniform thermal stimulation around the knee joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Minnesota Medical Physics LLC
    Inventors: Victor I. Chornenky, Ali Jaafar
  • Patent number: 11071875
    Abstract: An example of subject may deliver a therapy by delivering energy to tissue. The system may comprise a magnetic field system and an electric field system. The magnetic field system may be configured to provide a magnetic field in a first direction to the tissue. The magnetic field system may include at least one magnetic field source to produce the magnetic field. The magnetic field produced by the at least one magnetic field source may include a magnetic field produced by at least one of a permanent magnet, a temporary magnet or electric current flow through a conductor. The electric field system may be configured to provide an electric field in a second direction to the tissue. The electric field system may include at least one electric field source to provide the electric field and the second direction is non-parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Calvin S. Carter, Sunny C. Huang, Michael J. Miller, Charles C. Searby, Val C. Sheffield
  • Patent number: 11071876
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a behavioral condition of an animal, including a loop coil; a signal generator coupled to the loop coil, the signal generator being configured to transmit a treatment signal through the loop coil; and a harness connected to one or more of the loop coil and the signal generator, the harness including one or more fasteners each configured to fasten to one or more of a neck and a forelimb joint of the animal to position the loop coil proximate a head of the animal, the treatment signal including a plurality of bursts having a peak amplitude of less than about 200 milliGauss, the plurality of bursts having an average duration of between about 0.5 msec and about 50 msec, and the plurality of bursts being repeated at between 0.01 and 100 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAH HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Andre' A. DiMino, Matthew Drummer, Judy Korman, Francis J. Russo
  • Patent number: 11039799
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus includes elongated rigid guide rails having equivalent symmetrical shapes. Carriages attached to the guide rails are configured to move along a length of the guide rails and to support a portion of the imaging apparatus and to facilitate movement thereof along the guide rails. A first type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing substantially no axial movement. A second type spherical bearing assembly allows a gimbaled connection thereto while allowing a limited amount of axial movement. Frame mounts are each attached to one of the first type and second type spherical bearing assemblies to facilitate movement having a one sided tolerance along the guide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Dirisio, Michael A. Litzenberger
  • Patent number: 10981015
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for monitoring a magnetic field related to magnetic stimulation may be provided. A system for monitoring a pulsing magnetic field related to magnetic stimulation therapy may include a magnetic stimulation component, a sensor, and a processor. The magnetic stimulation component may be configured to generate the pulsing magnetic field for the magnetic stimulation therapy. The sensor may be configured to generate a signal associated with the pulsing magnetic field. The processor may be configured to estimate a first characteristic associated with a first peak of the signal, estimate a second characteristic associated with a second peak of the signal, and determine a third characteristic of the signal based on the first characteristic and the second characteristic. The processor may be configured to determine whether a failure occurred based on the third characteristic of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Ian Maxwell Shipway, Mark Edward Riehl, Ravi Pillutla
  • Patent number: 10898708
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying a pulsed electromagnetic fields. A system for applying a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) to a cell, comprising: a sensor for obtaining a characteristic of the cell; a memory module having stored therein a plurality of characteristics and PEMF efficacy window data, each characteristic having its corresponding PEMF efficacy window data; a pulse generator coupled to a set of PEMF coils and configured to generate an output of electrical pulses to drive the set of PEMF coils; and a controller in communication with the sensor, the memory module and the pulse generator, wherein the controller is configured to: retrieve, from the memory module, the PEMF efficacy window data that corresponds to the characteristic of the cell obtained by the sensor; and control the output of the pulse generator based on the retrieved PEMF efficacy window data such that the set of PEMF coils apply a PEMF in accordance with the PEMF efficacy window data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: National University of Singapore, ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Alfredo Franco-Obregon, Chuen Neng Lee, Wee Chuan Melvin Loh, Jürg Hans Fröhlich, Christian Beyer, Tien Min David Lai
  • Patent number: 10864371
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating patients such as patients who suffer from migraine headaches including attaching electrodes of an electrical stimulation device to the patient bilaterally at a first location overlying a trigeminal nerve and at a second location overlying a second nerve, and then delivering electrical series of stimulation pulses to the patient, the stimulation pulses having a duration of between about 1 and about 20 microseconds, wherein the electrical stimulation device comprises a stimulation unit and a plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nurelief, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jin Shimada, Harry A. Puryear
  • Patent number: 10857374
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a miniaturized excitation coil with increased safety as an excitation coil used in magnetic stimulation therapy. The present invention provides an excitation coil having a spiral conductive wire part that generates a magnetic field, characterized by the conductive wire end faces of the spiral conductive wire part being parallel with respect to the central axis of the excitation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Masamichi Midorikawa, Takamitsu Okayama
  • Patent number: 10835123
    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: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Gateway Institute for Brain Research, LLC
    Inventor: Yaakov Setty
  • Patent number: 10821295
    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: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10791913
    Abstract: A pressure control and leak test system for a medical instrument includes an upper housing, a valve member, and a vent opening arrangement. The upper housing includes a cavity for fluid communication with an interior of the medical instrument and an aperture in fluid communication with the cavity. The valve member includes a stem within the aperture and a cap section. The cap section includes a proximal-facing end with a bottom surface and a distal-facing end. The vent opening arrangement includes a first feature of the cap section and a second feature on the distal end of the upper housing. The valve member rotates relative to the housing causing the first feature and the second feature to seal the cap section with the housing in a first position and separate the cap section from the housing in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KARL STORZ Endovision, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyrel Waagen, Jeffrey Melanson
  • Patent number: 10780286
    Abstract: A method and device is described, which provides electrical stimulation to the brain of a person, where the device comprises an external portion and at least one implantable portion. The external portion provides the energy source for stimulation to the implantable portions. The implantable portions provide at least two conductive paths through the skull and use the skull's high impedance to generate a current loop with the focus of stimulation lying in the current path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Epic Neuro, Inc.
    Inventor: James William Phillips
  • Patent number: 10773094
    Abstract: Subject system generates high energy short duration repetitive magnetic fields controlled by a programmable pulse generator. The magnetic fields are applied to a patient's body through a smart coil attachment provided with a sensor system and microcontroller for monitoring the system's health. The novel security architecture and networking components support the electronic prescription concept which ensures a patient receives correct treatment on the prescribed pulse generator with the prescribed coil attachment. An FPGA-based pulser controller operates to control charging of large capacitors (in the pulse generator) to a desired voltage and discharging them through the smart coil attachment to generate the therapeutic magnetic pulses in accordance with the electronic treatment prescription protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: John Robertson Rzasa, Elisabeth Goldwasser
  • Patent number: 10773096
    Abstract: Methods and systems to control magnetic fields and magnetic field induced currents, and to provide stimulations within a patient's body, e.g.: deep brain stimulation, in a non-invasive manner and with greater focus and control than has been afforded by prior known methods and systems. An array of magnetic coils is provided and positionable about a portion of a patient's body, and are configured to create a small region of a magnetic hole, or configured to create a small region of concentrated magnetic field strength, or their combination, and at depths within the patient's body in a focused region and sparing the surrounding tissues of the focused region, that have previously not been receptive to non-invasive TMS methods, which are either focused but can affect only the surface and shadow areas, or that can reach certain depths but by doing so only through affecting large surface areas and deep tissue areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Inventors: Liyi Elliott Hong, Fow-Sen Choa
  • Patent number: 10758743
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment system and method are provided. The therapeutic system includes a light source adapted to irradiate at least a portion of the brain with light and a non-light energy source adapted to apply non-light energy to the at least a portion of the brain. The therapeutic treatment method includes irradiating at least a portion of a patient's brain with light and applying a non-light energy to the at least a portion of the patient's brain. The therapeutic treatment method provides therapeutic treatment without damaging the scalp tissue of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Pthera LLC
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 10744339
    Abstract: Neural stimulator systems with an external magnetic coil to produce changing magnetic fields is applied outside the body, in conjunction with one or more tiny injectable objects that concentrates the induced electric field to a highly-targeted location. These systems include a driver circuit for the magnetic coil that allows for high voltage and fast pulses in the coil, while requiring low-voltage power supply that may be powered by a wearable or portable external device, along with the coil and driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: StimAire, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek Makansi
  • Patent number: 10744262
    Abstract: A biosensor is implemented in an earpiece and includes an activity monitoring circuit that detects an activity level of a user and an optical circuit that detects a plurality of spectral responses at a plurality of wavelengths from light reflected from skin of the user. The biosensor determines a heart rate and an oxygen saturation level using the plurality of spectral responses and determines whether the heart rate or the oxygen saturation level reaches a predetermined threshold for the activity level of the user. The biosensor generates an alert and transmits the alert wirelessly to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Steven Newberry, Matthew Rodencal
  • Patent number: 10736533
    Abstract: An elongated device adapted for insertion, including self-insertion, through the body, especially the skull is disclosed. The device has at least one effector or sensor and is configured to permit implantation of multiple functional components through a single entry site into the skull by directing the components at different angles. The device may be used to provide electrical, magnetic, and other stimulation therapy to a patient's brain. The lengths of the effectors, sensors, and other components may completely traverse skull thickness (at a diagonal angle) to barely protrude through to the brain's cortex. The components may directly contact the brain's cortex, but from there their signals can be directed to targets deeper within the brain. Effector lengths are directly proportional to their battery size and ability to store charge. Therefore, longer angled electrode effectors not limited by skull thickness permit longer-lasting batteries which expand treatment options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Sherwin Hua
  • Patent number: 10709895
    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: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10695575
    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: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • 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
    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: 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
    Inventors: Bernard D. Casse, George Daniel, Jonathan Rivnay, Christopher Paulson, Robert Street