Pulsating Field Patents (Class 600/14)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9457198
    Abstract: An ultra-low frequency magnetic stimulating device comprises a control module for generating a stimulating signal with a frequency lower than 20 Hz, an electric level shifting and converting circuit for shifting the electric level of the stimulating signal to form an AC stimulating signal, and an output module for power amplifying the AC stimulating signal and generating an electric current, an electric field or a magnetic field. The output of the ultra-low frequency magnetic stimulating device is a non-pulsed ultra-low frequency (lower than 20 Hz) current, an electric field or a magnetic field. The output current can be used for electrotherapy when being output to an electrode, or for magnetotherapy when being output to a coil, so as to cure or release diseases related to human brains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen Cornley Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianlan Xu, Enping Liu, Jiankai Hou, Hinghoi Hau
  • Patent number: 9452297
    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: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Hossam Abdel Salam El Sayed Mohamed, Houda Abdul Rahman M. Al Mansour
  • Patent number: 9433797
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of treating neurological injury and conditions, in particular neurodegenerative conditions. 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: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Rio Grande Neurosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur A. Pilla, Andre' A. DiMino, Iyer Viswanathan, Diana Casper, Berish Strauch
  • Patent number: 9375585
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a device and method for generating magnetic pulses and directing them to brain. The device in accordance with the invention comprises means (15) for generating short, high energy current pulses (18), means (7) for controlling amplitude (16) of the current pulses (18), means (1) for generating high energy electromagnetic field stimulation pulses from the current pulses (18) and directing them to brain, and means (6, 14) for measuring biologic responses to the stimulation pulses. In accordance with the invention the device includes means (7) for creating such a pulse sequence (17) of electromagnetic pulses where the amplitude (18) varies irregularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: NEXSTIM OY
    Inventors: Jarmo Ruohonen, Jari Karhu
  • Patent number: 9352167
    Abstract: Methods of stimulating a target deep brain region using multiple Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) electromagnets positioned over a predetermined cortical regions each having a first-order connection to a target deep brain region and applying TMS so that the applied TMS induces spatial summation and thereby modulation of the target deep brain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: Rio Grande Neurosciences, Inc., The Board of Trustees of the Leeland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: M. Bret Schneider
  • Patent number: 9352168
    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 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Adrian R. M. Upton
  • Patent number: 9278231
    Abstract: A comprehensive system for inducing cellular regeneration and/or degeneration processes and methods of treatment based on such processes through generating and applying a sequentially programmed magnetic field (SPMF) to the area to be treated. In the case of regeneration and degeneration of cells, the pulsing frequencies are in the range of about 0.1 to about 2000 Hz based on the indication of the disease type which was determined by either the patient's MRI, CT, Ultrasound or other diagnostic information. Methods for treating diseases or conditions that will benefit from regeneration and/or degeneration of cells. For example, methods for treating cancer, arthritis, neuro degeneration conditions, such as the age-related progressive loss of nerve cells, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and Huntington's disease, retinal degeneration, and other damage to sensory systems (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SBF Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Vishwanath Gopalakrishna Vasishta
  • Patent number: 9227080
    Abstract: A medical device includes a substrate, a magnetic field emitter disposed on a side of the substrate, and an adhesive on the side of the substrate opposite the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Richard A. Rogachefsky
  • Patent number: 9220901
    Abstract: A neurostimulation device capable of being placed between an active stimulation state and an inactive stimulation state and method of using same. The neurostimulation device comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of stimulation electrodes, a first solid-state switching device coupled to a first one of the electrical terminals, a variable power source coupled to the first switching device, and a controller configured for, when the neurostimulation device is in the inactive stimulation state, prompting the variable power source to selectively output a relatively low voltage to place the first switching device into a first open state and a relatively high voltage to place the first switching device into a second open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran Gururaj, Pujitha Weerakoon, Goran N. Marnfeldt, Jordi Parramon, Salomo Murtonen, Emanuel Feldman
  • Patent number: 9114054
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the use of a home-based medical apparatus providing medical therapy to a patient incorporates communication technology to permit communication from the operated component of the medical apparatus to a central station through one or more of Bluetooth® telephone communications, Smart Phone communications, Internet communications through a network, or other known or forthcoming communication devices. The operated medical apparatus can report any operational function to the central station for monitoring by medical professionals or caregivers, including the timing of any operation of the apparatus, the duration of operation, the effectiveness of the therapy, and malfunctions in the operation of the apparatus. The monitoring system is particularly adapted for use with inflation garment therapy and negative pressure wound therapy systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Oakwell Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Bennett
  • Patent number: 9067052
    Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a remarkable tool for probing the brain. However, it is still unclear why specific regions in the cortex are excitable by TMS while others are not. This invention provides methods and tools for the design of efficient magnetic stimulators. Such stimulators can excite neuronal networks that were not sensitive to stimulation until now. Stimulation can be carried out both in-vitro and in-vivo. Novel systems and techniques of this invention will enable both treatment and diagnostics by stimulating regions of the brain or neuronal assemblies that were previously unaffected by TMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. at The Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Elisha Moses, Assaf Rotem
  • Publication number: 20150148586
    Abstract: There is provided a content output device including a selection unit which selects content according to a user's condition and a magnetic field pattern corresponding to the content, a content output unit which outputs the content, and a magnetic field generating unit which generates a magnetic field based on the magnetic field pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Shoji Imamura
  • Publication number: 20150140633
    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: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Bogdan Constantin VLADILA
  • Publication number: 20150141736
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a pulsed magnetic field includes an insulating body, an electrical conductor positioned on the insulating body, and a ferromagnetic body having a hollow portion, wherein the insulating body and the electrical conductor are positioned in the hollow portion. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the electrical conductor has at least one gap separating the electrical conductor into at least two parts, thereby allowing a current to flow through the at least two parts in parallel to generate a magnetic field in the insulating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON RADIATION RESEARCH CENTER
    Inventors: Kuang Lung TSAI, Chyi Shyan FANN, San Yuang HSU, Ke Kang LIN
  • Publication number: 20150141737
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for OA treatment of an affected area or joint. In one embodiment, the method may involve identifying a treatment site of the joint, and providing at least one transducer module at the treatment site. The at least one transducer module may be in operative communication with a signal generator module, and may include transducer(s) for delivering stimulative signals (e.g., electromagnetic signals and/or ultrasound signals). The method may also involve stimulating (a) bone remodeling, (b) bone cells and associated precursors, and/or (c) pericytes with the stimulative signals delivered to the treatment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Willeford
  • Patent number: 9033862
    Abstract: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a remarkable tool for probing the brain. However, it is still unclear why specific regions in the cortex are excitable by TMS while others are not. This invention provides methods and tools for the design of efficient magnetic stimulators. Such stimulators can excite neuronal networks that were not sensitive to stimulation until now. Stimulation can be carried out both in-vitro and in-vivo. Novel systems and techniques of this invention will enable both treatment and diagnostics by stimulating regions of the brain or neuronal assemblies that were previously unaffected by TMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. at The Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Elisha Moses, Assaf Rotem
  • Patent number: 9033861
    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: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Adrian R.M. Upton
  • Publication number: 20150133718
    Abstract: Adjustable devices and methods of adjusting and customizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) electromagnets to produce an elongated path of induced electrical current along a user-defined trajectory in patients having a variety of different head shapes and curvatures. Existing TMS electromagnets (“coils”) allow only limited adjustment of the current delivery surfaces. The present invention provides means for adjusting the sub-coil loops within a double coil structure. The present design may be powered with the use of a single TMS pulse generator unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: M. Bret Schneider, John W. Sadler, Brian Becky, Ai-Ting Stephanie Yang
  • Publication number: 20150133717
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth Marc Ghiron, Ian Maxwell Shipway, Mark Edward Riehl, Ravi Pillutla
  • Publication number: 20150119632
    Abstract: An electrical system including multiple bodies having an underlying structure resembling a double helix may be used to produce useful electromagnetic fields for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: David G. Schmidt