Pulsating Field Patents (Class 600/14)
  • Patent number: 11000693
    Abstract: An example system may include an electromagnet, a drive circuit electrically coupled to the electromagnet, and a controller configured to control the drive circuit to provide current to the electromagnet to generate a pulsing magnetic field. The electromagnet may include a first conductive winding, a second conductive winding, and a magnetic core. The first conductive winding may be crescent shaped. The first conductive winding may define an inner surface and an outer surface. The outer surface of the first conductive winding may include a convex portion and a concave portion. The second conductive winding may reside proximate to the concave portion of the outer surface of the first conductive winding. The outer concave segment of the first conductive winding may define a concavity, and at least a portion of the second conductive winding may reside within the concavity of the first conductive winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Neuronetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Marc Ghiron
  • Patent number: 10967194
    Abstract: A device for generating pulsed electromagnetic fields is described, along with methods of using the device to treat patients by exposure to the pulsed electromagnetic fields. The treatments utilize pulsed electromagnetic fields based on the fundamental Schumann resonance frequency and the first 6 harmonics of that frequency. Various embodiments of the treatment methods include frequency sweeps across or hops between one or more of the Schumann resonance frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: C. Norman Shealy, Sergey Sorin, Francis L. Cassady
  • Patent number: 10953241
    Abstract: A process that provides protective therapy for biological tissues or fluids includes applying a pulsed energy source to a target tissue or a target fluid having a chronic progressive disease or a risk of having a chronic progressive disease to therapeutically or prophylactically treat the target tissue or target fluid. The pulsed energy source has energy parameters selected so as to raise the target tissue or bodily target fluid temperature up to a predetermined temperature for a short period of time to achieve a therapeutic or prophylactic effect, while the average temperature rise of the target tissue or target fluid over a longer period of time is maintained at or below a predetermined level so as not to permanently damage the target tissue or target fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, Benjamin W. L. Margolis, David B. Chang
  • Patent number: 10912946
    Abstract: A device for generating alternating magnetic fields for inducing eddy currents in an organism in order to treat tinnitus comprising a head part, a current source, a controller, and one or more coils. At least one coil has at least two layers with a different winding, whereby alternating magnetic fields can be generated more effectively for inducing eddy currents in an organism in order to treat tinnitus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLEANHEARING INC.
    Inventor: Gerald Neuwirth
  • Patent number: 10905878
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations of this invention, interferential stimulation is precisely directed to arbitrary regions in a brain. The target region is not limited to the area immediately beneath the electrodes, but may be any superficial, mid-depth or deep brain structure. Targeting is achieved by positioning the region of maximum envelope amplitude so that it is located at the targeted tissue. Leakage between current channels is greatly reduced by making at least one of the current channels anti-phasic: that is, the electrode pair of at least one of the current channels has a phase difference between the two electrodes that is substantially equal to 180 degrees. Pairs of stimulating electrodes are positioned side-by-side, rather than in a conventional crisscross pattern, and thus produce only one region of maximum envelope amplitude. Typically, current sources are used to drive the interferential currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nir Grossman, David Bono, Edward Boyden
  • Patent number: 10905881
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator (IPG) that generates spinal cord stimulation signals for a human body has a programmable signal generator that can generate the signals based on stored signal parameters without any intervention from a processor that controls the overall operation of the IPG. While the signal generator is generating the signals the processor can be in a standby mode to substantially save battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cirtec Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Saif Khalil, Raghavendra Angara, Miles Curtis, Christopher Biele, Daniel Fellmeth
  • Patent number: 10843005
    Abstract: Provided are methods for disrupting dipolar interactions in vivo and in vitro, as wells as treating conditions associated with abnormal cell growth, by subjecting to an artificial, stable magnetic field. Also provided are assays involving an artificial, stable magnetic field. Additionally, the exposure of an artificial, stable magnetic field may be combined with other non-magnetic therapy in treatment or assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICROMED SCIENTIA, INC.
    Inventor: Jiu Xiang Ni
  • Patent number: 10832844
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual phase, multi-frequency, electromagnetic generator that creates electromagnetic fields having a first phase on a first side of said electromagnetic generator and electromagnetic fields having a second phase on an opposite side of said electromagnetic generator. In addition, gaseous emission tubes generate light frequency signals on each side of the electromagnetic generator. Tesla coils are disposed at least partially within the cone of a conically shaped transmission coil to achieve a high degree of coupling between the conically shaped transmission coils and the Tesla coils. Sparks gaps are used to create a fast rise time signal, which creates multiple frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Gene Koonce
    Inventor: Gene Koonce
  • Patent number: 10821294
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and method to increase blood microcirculation in tissue, using the pairs of Helmholtz coils with different frequencies; shape and amplitude of the magnetic field were built covering this tissue. A Giant Magnetoresistance Sensor or Laser Doppler flow meter sensor is used to determine a feedback from the tissue where the magnetic field is applied. The method includes calibration of the sensors and a special time protocol for the magnetic field to identify the maximum field effect for increasing blood microcirculation. This device includes the Helmholtz coils to apply the alternating magnetic field, a giant magnetoresistance sensor to measure feedback after applying the alternating magnetic field, a power amplifier for the Helmholtz coils and the giant magnetoresistance sensor, a data acquisition box, a virtual function generator and a virtual oscilloscope all of which are connected to communicate with a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Postrekhin, Catherine Zelner, Pavel Marchenko
  • Patent number: 10792508
    Abstract: Provided herein are embodiments of a Quadruple Butterfly Coil (QBC) configuration having enhanced focality for stimulation of specific areas of a brain for therapeutic treatment. Finite element simulations were conducted for the QBC, the QBC with a single shield, and the QBC with a double shield. The stimulation profiles for these coil configurations were assessed with 50 anatomically realistic MRI derived head models. The coils were positioned on the vertex and the scalp over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to stimulate the brain. Computer modeling of the coils was performed to determine volume of stimulation, maximum electric field, location of maximum electric field, and area of stimulation across all 50 head models for both coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyam Rastogi, Erik Gordon Lee, Magundappa Ravi L. Hadimani, David C. Jiles
  • Patent number: 10751504
    Abstract: A sleep aid machine includes a housing, a base mounted on a lower portion of the housing, a top cover mounted on an upper portion of the housing, a main control module mounted in the housing, and an electromagnetic module mounted in the housing. The electromagnetic module is electrically connected with the main controller of the main control module. Thus, the electromagnetic module transmits electromagnetic waves with a specified frequency, so as to release and comfort the user, thereby helping the user sleep easily and comfortably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ten Square Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Lo
  • Patent number: 10641734
    Abstract: An ultra-miniature and micro-powered system, apparatus, and method utilizing electromagnetic imaging via minute eddy currents, analog circuit averaging and artifact cancellation, that attaches to the outside of clothing and measures internal bodily functions including but not limited to heart rate, respiration rate, and wetness of underclothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xtrava Inc.
    Inventors: Sameh Sarhan, Lawrence Herbert Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 10639493
    Abstract: A blood magnetic stimulation device includes a magnetic stimulation unit that has a stimulating coil for being connected to a blood delivering unit or directly worn by a user. The stimulating coil is further connected to a pulse-generating unit that outputs a pulse current to excite the stimulating coil, so as to use electromagnetic pulses to apply strong yet transient magnetic stimulation to blood passing through the magnetic stimulation unit or to blood in the user's subcutaneous vessels, thereby providing magnetic treatment for viremian and related diseases. As compared to the existing blood treating devices, the magnetic stimulation provided by the blood magnetic stimulation device incurs no sharp pain and uncomfortableness, and is safer and more acceptable to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VENITAS RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventors: Kun-Mei Fu, Con-Way Ho
  • Patent number: 10632321
    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: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10625089
    Abstract: A method and system for treating Alzheimer's disease in a patient is provided. The system includes a magnetometer configured for measuring a directional component of a local magnetic field located in a vicinity of the patient's head, thereby producing a measurement B, a mat such that the patient may rest his head on said mat, the mat comprising coils that produce a uniform magnetic field emanating perpendicularly to a plane of the mat, a current generator for generating and transmitting a current to the coils of the mat, and a computing system for: receiving the measurement B, calculating a frequency f of a current necessary for the coils to produce ion cyclotron resonance of amyloid beta, wherein the following formula is used to calculate said frequency f: f=(½?)(qB/m), where q/m is a charge to mass ratio of amyloid beta, and generating said current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Abraham Liboff
  • Patent number: 10569094
    Abstract: Methods and systems 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 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10548495
    Abstract: Eddy current measurement systems for a variety of bio-metric and other applications, where the target composition and/or other aspects cause relatively small eddy current losses, thus requiring a very high Q tuned circuit probe, and where ultra-miniature and ultra-low power products are required for convenient, non-invasive, and intrinsically safe wearable use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Xtrava Inc.
    Inventor: Sameh Sarhan
  • Patent number: 10507140
    Abstract: A combination therapy pad that includes a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. A fiber-optic array is disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A third layer is operatively coupled to the first layer. The third layer includes a vacuum tube in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a therapeutic fluid tube in fluid communication with a therapeutic fluid source. The third layer provides at least one of vacuum therapy and therapeutic fluid treatment to a wound area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Quisenberry
  • Patent number: 10493293
    Abstract: 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: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10478588
    Abstract: A portable therapeutic field generator device (10) generates a reduced magnetic field component for a relatively large electric field by virtue that adjacent conductive tracks in a radiating element (40, 50) conduct electrical current in opposing directions. The device (10) includes a processor (12) that, in response to a control algorithm stored in memory (14), supplies a pulse wave (22) to a circuit containing the radiating element (40, 50). The pulse establishes generation of a base heartbeat reference having a frequency around a nominal heart rate. At periodic times, the base heart beat reference is supplemented by mutually exclusive periods of alpha wave, theta wave and delta wave generation (or other selected frequencies below about 200 Hz) based on selected brainwave frequencies for these waves, with the pulses having a duration generally corresponding to that ascribed to neuron depolarisation pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZEEZ TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Stephen John Walpole, Anna Sophia McKay
  • Patent number: 10471270
    Abstract: A magnetic stimulation device includes an excitation coil, a coil driving power supply configured to supply a current having a specific current waveform pattern to the excitation coil, and a coil type detection device configured to distinguish a type of the excitation coil connected to the coil driving power supply, among a plurality of excitations coils. The coil driving power supply includes a control unit configured to control the coil driving power supply to select the specific current waveform pattern among a plurality of current waveform patterns predetermined for each of the plurality of excitation coils, based on the type of the excitation coil distinguished by the coil type detection device and supply the current with the specific current waveform pattern to the excitation coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Yurika Hotani
  • Patent number: 10463870
    Abstract: A system and methods for controlling pulse parameters during transcranial magnetic stimulation are provided. Multiple coils are placed on external body parts, and are controlled using an external control unit coupled to a stimulator having fast switches. The timing of the switches, as well as other parameters within the stimulator, determine the pulse parameters, such as pulse shape. The variety of pulse shapes obtainable using such a system and methods provides controlled physiologic effects within an internal body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd. at the Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Yiftach Roth, Vadim Chudnovsky, Noach Safra, David Hazani, Abraham Zangen
  • Patent number: 10449381
    Abstract: A light-magnetism harmonizer is provided, including: a shell body, defining a space and including a magnetism-shielding layer outside the space; a light generator, attached to the shell body, emitting light into the space; a magnetic unit, attached to the shell body and located by an inner side of the magnetism-shielding layer, part of magnetic line of force of the magnetic unit going outwardly being shielded by the magnetism-shielding layer, part of magnetic line of lines of the magnetic unit going inwardly into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Chung-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10398907
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to an individual, wherein the apparatus comprises: a head mount for disposition on the head of an individual; and a plurality of magnet assemblies for releasable mounting on the head mount, wherein each of the magnet assemblies comprises a permanent magnet, and at least one of (i) a movement mechanism for moving the permanent magnet and/or (ii) a magnetic shield shutter mechanism, for selectively providing a rapidly changing magnetic field capable of inducing weak electric currents in the brain of an individual so as to modify the natural electrical activity of the brain of the individual; 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 individual, whereby to provide individual-specific
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: THE METHODIST HOSPITAL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Santosh A. Helekar, Henning U. Voss
  • Patent number: 10363846
    Abstract: A seating system for a vehicle includes a vehicle seat, individually selectable and controllable electromagnetic coils individually positioned at respective locations within the seat corresponding to anatomical locations of a person sitting in the vehicle seat, and a controller. The electromagnetic coils to generate electromagnetic fields when activated. The controller to individually activate a subset of the electromagnetic coils to deliver electromagnetic energy to the anatomical locations of the person corresponding to the respective locations within the vehicle seat of the activated electromagnetic coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: David Gallagher, Francesco Migneco
  • Patent number: 10363128
    Abstract: A device for prosthetic vision rehabilitation, which includes a scleral explant with a shape that is suitable for being in contact with at least one portion of the sclera of an eye, and at least one inducer arranged on the scleral explant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur, Vincent Trauchessec, Laure Caruso, Frederic Chavane, Sebastien Roux, Frederic Matonti
  • Patent number: 10335606
    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: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BRAINSWAY, LTD.
    Inventors: Gaby Pell, Abraham Zangen, Yiftach Roth, Alon Friedman, Udi Vazana
  • Patent number: 10328234
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system for enhancing knowledge consolidation in a subject during sleep. New declarative memories may be better consolidated by presenting sensory stimuli during slow wave sleep that correspond to sensory stimuli presented during prior wakeful learning. The sensory stimuli may include odors, sounds, visual stimulation, touches, tastes, and/or other types of sensory stimuli. The system is configured to provide a prompt sensory stimulus during slow wave sleep that corresponds to a wakeful stimulus provided during wakeful learning. The prompt sensory stimulus may prompt enhanced knowledge consolidation in the subject. In some embodiments, the system may comprise one or more of a slow wave sleep inducer, a sensory stimulator, a sensor, a processor, electronic storage, a user interface, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Michele Bellesi, Giulio Tononi, Joanne Henriëtte Desirée Monique Westerink
  • Patent number: 10245439
    Abstract: Methods for treating a patient using time varying magnetic field are described. The treatment methods combine various approaches for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CZ A.S.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10226640
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods for treating degenerative joint diseases with electromagnetic fields using one or more waveforms that are configured to modulate Ca2+ binding to calmodulin and thereby modulate calmodulin-dependent nitric oxide signaling within joint and other affected tissue for the purpose of reducing pain and inflammation, as well as enhancing the healing and regeneration of such tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Arthur A. Pilla, Andre′ A. Dimino, Matthew E. Drummer
  • Patent number: 10195034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for magnetic induction of a penile prosthesis are disclosed. The magnetic induction system includes a wand that has a coil arrangement covered with a thermal and electrical insulator sheath operable to generate an alternating magnetic field. The coil arrangement of the sheath is configured to receive the length of the penile prosthesis therein. The penile prosthesis may be made from a shape memory material such that application of alternating magnetic fields generated by the magnetic induction system induces eddy currents that raise the temperature of the penile prosthesis to a temperature above the austenitic transformation temperature that allows the penile prosthesis to achieve an erect state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University
    Inventors: Alberto Colombo, Kevin McVary, Brian Le
  • Patent number: 10183172
    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: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NEURONETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Ian Maxwell Shipway, Mark Edward Riehl, Ravi Pillutla
  • Patent number: 10137309
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided for subjecting organic cells in a region of a subject to an extremely low frequency magnetic field. At least one resonance medium is operably connected to a generator. The generator produces a sinusoidal non-harmonic current signal, having a predetermined frequency of substantially between 7.5 Hz and 7.9 Hz. The resonance medium is energized by the signal and the magnetic field yielded is substantially between 0.7 mT and 3 mT to be located adjacent organic cellular tissue in the region for a predetermined period. Organic cells in the laboratory, repository or in the region are subjected to a constant magnetic field of less than 1 mT and having a frequency of substantially between 7.5 Hz and 7.9 Hz for the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Bogdan Constantin Vladila
  • Patent number: 10103620
    Abstract: In a SIBO boost converter, an inductor current flows from an input to ground through an inductor and a first switch to energize the inductor. The inductor releases energy stored thereof and the inductor current flows from the inductor to ground via a second switch and a first capacitor to charge the first capacitor and to produce a first positive output thereon. The inductor is energized by the input and the inductor current flows from the inductor to a third capacitor through two third switches to charge the third capacitor and to produce a second positive output thereon. The third capacitor is discharged through two fourth switches to charge a second capacitor of the capacitors to produce a negative output thereon. Timing for producing the second positive output is non-overlapped with timing for producing the negative output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BravoTek Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Hsin Wei
  • Patent number: 10092769
    Abstract: A system and a method for therapeutic treatment of biological tissue using weak magnetic fields. In accordance with one embodiment, the system comprises: a magnetic field transducer for transducing electrical currents into magnetic fields; a sheet or disk made of high-permeability material and disposed on one side of the magnetic field transducer, but removable therefrom; and a current source coupled to the magnetic field transducer for supplying electrical current thereto. A magnetic beam produced by the interaction of the sheet of high-permeability material with a magnetic field produced by the magnetic field transducer has a profile which is a function of the composition, geometry and thickness of the high-permeability material. Preferably the high-permeability material has a relative permeability value greater than 10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Aerotel Ltd.
    Inventors: Mickey Scheinowitz, Eli Nhaissi, Ely Levine, Daniel Giler
  • Patent number: 10086201
    Abstract: An electronic stimulation device is adapted for electrically stimulating a target zone of an organism with relative low pain sensations without generating relative much sensations of paresthesia. The electronic stimulation device comprises at least one electronic stimulation unit. The electronic stimulation unit includes at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode. The electronic stimulation unit receives a high-frequency electrical stimulation signal to impel the first electrode and the second electrode to generate an electric field. The range of the electric field covers the target zone, and the electric field strength ranges from 100 V/m to 1000 V/m. The frequency of the high-frequency electrical stimulation signal ranges from 200 KHz to 1000 KHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GIMER MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Heng Chang, Wei-Tso Lin, Chan-Yi Cheng, Chii-Wann Lin, Yeong-Ray Wen
  • Patent number: 10080860
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system configured to determine timing of sensory stimulation provided to a subject to increase sleep slow waves during a sleep session. The system generates output signals conveying information related to a sleep stage of the subject during the sleep session with one or more sensors; detects slow wave sleep in the subject based on the output signals; controls one or more sensory stimulators to provide first sensory stimulation to the subject to induce sleep slow waves; determines a representative slow wave; and determines timing of second stimulation provided to the subject, the second stimulation configured to increase sleep slow waves in the subject during the sleep session, the timing determination based on the representative slow wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina
  • Patent number: 10070802
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed that can be used to track and navigate an instrument relative to a patient. The system can include an electromagnetic tracking system to track an electromagnetic stimulation probe, such as a transcranial magnetic stimulation probe. The system can, according to various embodiments, provide a tracking device on the probe, track the coil of the probe, provide a field relative to the probe, and determine the position of the patient based upon the field produced by the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yvan Paitel, Steven L. Hartmann, Lilac Muller
  • Patent number: 10058710
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a method for non-invasively enhancing the integrity of the cornea by applying a magnetic field, thereby treating eye disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Tel Hashomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Ifat Sher-Rosenthal, Ygal Rotenstreich
  • Patent number: 9974519
    Abstract: 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. In one embodiment, the method is performed by switching on a device which includes a connection to an energy source, an energy storage device, a switching device and a magnetic field generating device including a core, and applying a time-varying field with a maximal value of magnetic flux density derivative of at least 300 T/s to a muscle of the patient. The diameter of the core is up to 80% of an outer diameter of the magnetic field generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: BTL Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 9919161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for stimulation and/or treatment of neural structure by high power time-varying magnetic field. The stimulation is followed by at least modulation of action potential of neural structure. The apparatus and methods may be used e.g. in physiotherapy, psychotherapy, psychiatry or addiction treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BTL Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 9849302
    Abstract: A magnetic coil system for the treatment of foot pain which has an electrical pulse generator sequentially connected to three separate magnetic coils that have been placed around that patient's foot. The magnetic coil system consisting of one bottom coil, one coil on top of the foot and a third coil that is situated around the back of the foot and the bottom of the ankle. The three coils being separately and sequentially activated by the electrical pulse generator. The treatment of plantar fasciitis being accomplished by the activation of a series of intense magnetic pulsations using only the bottom coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Zygood, LLC
    Inventors: Susan R. Fischell, Robert E. Fischell
  • Patent number: 9826996
    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: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc
    Inventors: Rainer Meinke, Sasha Ishmael
  • Patent number: 9757583
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for simultaneously providing an infra-red laser beam and a concentrated uni-polar, pulsed electromagnetic field to a region of interest in the body of a patient are disclosed. The apparatus produces the infrared laser beam from a laser diode and the pulsed electromagnetic field from an electrically conductive coil. The infra-red laser beam and the pulsed electromagnetic field are produced concurrently along a common axis. A focusing magnet is provided to concentrate the lines of flux so that they extend along the laser beam. The apparatus includes a body of Mu-metal shielding surrounding the components of the apparatus except for one pole of the coil from which the lines of flux of the electromagnetic field extend to further concentrate the field and render it effectively uni-polar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Hossam Abdel Salam El Sayed Mohamed, Houda Abdul Rahman M. AL Mansour
  • Patent number: 9694197
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for stimulating brain neural networks of a subject comprising: at least one transmitter configured to generate an electromagnetic field through the brain neural networks of a subject, at least one brain wave measuring device for detecting subject brain wave frequency, a CPU for processing data concerned with detection of brain wave frequency of a subject, having a database for storing and analyzing natural and affected brain scans, and at least one computer readable medium containing a predetermined protocol for transmission of the electromagnetic wave frequency profiles. The apparatus further provides a resonance effect thereby inducing newly generated brain cells to migrate toward a brain tissue area having the pathology or lesion of interest, and initiating new brain pathways at the brain region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BrainQ Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Segal
  • Patent number: 9694195
    Abstract: A system for treating neurological conditions by low-frequency time varying electrical stimulation includes an electrical device for applying such low-frequency energy, in a range below approximately 10 Hz, to the patient's brain tissue. An implantable embodiment applies direct electrical stimulation to electrodes implanted in or on the patient's brain, while a non-invasive embodiment causes a magnetic field to induce electrical currents in the patient's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Adrian R. M. Upton
  • Patent number: 9623259
    Abstract: A portable pain treatment device including a base portion having a first plurality of light emitting devices and a first heating unit on a bottom surface, an upper portion positioned on the end of the base portion opposite the bottom surface, the base portion including an opening, a second plurality of light emitting devices and a second heating unit positioned on an inner surface of the opening, and a control unit configured to control the light intensity of the first and second plurality of light emitting devices and the heat intensity of the first and second heating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald K. Downs
  • Patent number: 9498639
    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: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: PULSE, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory S. Anderson, Kade E. Huntsman, Dale C. Gledhill, Douglas R. Burrell
  • Patent number: 9498638
    Abstract: Disclosed is an assembly or system and apparatus for applying pulsing electromagnetic field (PEMF) coils to the underside of an equine hoof. The PEMF coil is encased in an elastomer structure to form a “puck” that will protect the coils from moisture, dirt and damage from rough use. The coil, and preferably a puck containing the coil may suitably be placed on, in or under an elastomeric orthotic pad that is disposed in a suitable equine boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Monty L. Ruetenik
  • Patent number: 9486626
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of directing, focusing, or concentrating electrical charges within a defined electric field so that these charges can be used to exert forces on cells and tissues in vivo and/or cell cultures in vitro. The present invention reduces and/or eliminates the damage at a target site that would normally be caused by an electrode that acts as a current source or sink to accomplish the same task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Jose I. Rey, Richard Gilbert, Mark J. Jaroszeski, Richard Heller