Magnetic Field Applied To Body For Therapy Patents (Class 600/9)
  • Patent number: 10265523
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and devices for a non-invasive treatment of a neurodegenerative disease through a delivery of energy to a target nervous tissue, such as a vagus nerve of a patient. Such energy can be applied to the patient to generate an electrical impulse. The electrical impulse can be modulated to increase an activity of an anti-inflammatory cytokine in the patient to inhibit inflammation and treat the neurodegenerative disease. Such stimulation can bring about a reduction of neuro-inflammation in some patients suffering from one or more conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, postoperative cognitive dysfunction, or postoperative delirium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle
  • Patent number: 10247935
    Abstract: The disclosed examples relate to various implementations of a micro-light emitting diode upon which is built a controllable variable optic to provide a chip-scale light emitting device. An example of the controllable variable optic described herein is a controllable electrowetting structure having a leak-proof sealed cell with a first fluid having a first index of refraction and a second fluid having a second index of refraction. The controllable electrowetting structure may be integrally formed on or in a substrate or semiconductor material associated with the micro-light emitting diode in alignment with one or more of the light emitting diodes of the micro-LED device to provide a controllable lighting distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: An Mao, Guan-Bo Lin, Jack C. Rains, Jr., David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10232187
    Abstract: A coil device for transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment, that generates an overcurrent uniformly across a wide range inside the head of a patient. The coil device includes a winding frame and a coil. A cylindrical surface of the winding frame has: an inner surface section arranged near the cranial surface during use; and an outer surface section forming a convex curved surface protruding towards the outside of the cylindrical surface, relative to a first direction parallel to a neutral axis and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The neutral axis draws a convex curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Youichi Saitoh, Masaki Sekino, Momoko Suyama, Keita Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10195454
    Abstract: The present invention describes methods and devices comprising magnetic, radio frequency burst, and light stimulation to modulate muscle contraction. The magnetic stimulation may be delivered to the muscle using one or more coils that is placed transcutaneously. The methods and devices are useful to treat a number of conditions or disease conditions, including for example, gastroesophageal cramps and sphincter leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Patsy Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 10133715
    Abstract: A semantic based document editor is provided. An application such as a document processing application displays previews of a document. The previews include semantic styles. In response to a selection of one of the previews, a semantic style associated with the selected preview is applied to a section of the document. The semantic style is rendered in the selected preview. A suggestion is displayed on the section. The suggestion identifies the section. The suggestion is also formatted based on the semantic style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Kikin-Gil, Daniel Costenaro, Rebecca Seerveld, Wesley Hodgson, Robert McKaughan, Charles Cummins
  • Patent number: 10105548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facial treatment device and a system including the treatment device combining light and electromagnetic therapy for facial treatments. The facial treatment device includes a mask base; a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed across an inner side of the facial treatment device; and one or more electromagnetic field producing units, each configured for producing an electromagnetic field located over the periphery of the mask base. The system includes the facial treatment device and a control unit that allows controlling the operation of the LEDs and the one or more electromagnetic field producing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AGAS YALEE CONCEPT LTD.
    Inventor: Ayelet Mofar
  • Patent number: 10098564
    Abstract: A method comprises: storing, in a memory of a computing device, (i) a preoperative image of patient tissue obtained using a first imaging modality and registered to a first frame of reference, and (ii) anatomical data defining a plurality of neural tracts in the patient tissue; receiving, at a processor connected with the memory, a location in the first frame of reference for application of a cortical stimulator pad to the patient tissue; receiving, at the processor, a range of influence of the cortical stimulator pad; based on the location and the range of influence, selecting, at the processor, an intersected neural tract from the plurality of neural tracts, a portion of the intersected neural tract being located within the range of influence; and controlling, at the processor, the display to render the preoperative image, the location and the intersected neural tract according to the first frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Gal Sela, Sean Jy-shyang Chen
  • Patent number: 10065048
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices to treat disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect mood, focus, and cognition of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEOSYNC, INC.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10035027
    Abstract: One embodiment involves modifying neural transmission patterns between neural structures and/or neural regions in a noninvasive manner. In a related exemplary method, sound waves are directed toward a first targeted neural structure and characteristics of the sound waves are controlled at the first target neural structure with respect to characteristics of sound waves at the second target neural structure. In response, neural transmission patterns modified to produce the intended effect (e.g., long-term potentiation and long-term depression of the neural transmission patterns). In a related embodiment, a transducer produces the sound for stimulating the first neural structure and the second neural structure, and an electronically-based control circuit is used to control characteristics of the sound waves as described above to modify the neural transmission patterns between the first and second neural structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Karl Deisseroth, M. Bret Schneider
  • Patent number: 10029112
    Abstract: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS) is used by a patient to treat a variety of human disorders including migraine headaches. The device has an electronic device to charge a capacitor to a high voltage which creates a high current in a magnetic coil which produces an intense magnetic pulse applied to the patient's head for treatment of migraine headaches or to other patient body parts to treat other disorders. The TMS may be reprogrammed remotely over the Internet to add additional pulses or additional time that the patient may use the TMS, during which time the TMS would continue to function. The data in the TMS may be sent over the Internet to the patient's physician and/or to a monitor to send the data to the company that manufactured the TMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Eneura, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Robert E. Fischell, Joseph P. Fredrick, Stanley P. Woods
  • Patent number: 10032593
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electron generation apparatus including a discharge pin module provided with a support plate, discharge pins coupled to the support plate, and an elastic connection element electrically connecting a group of discharge pins, a discharge plate placed facing the discharge pins, a support structure positioned at an opposite side to the discharge plate with the support plate interposed between, and provided with a coupling plate to which the discharge pin module and the discharge plate are detachably coupled, and a circuit module provided with a main board positioned apart from the coupling plate at an opposite side to the discharge pin module with the coupling plate interposed between and distribution processing boards connected to the main board to apply individual high-voltage high-frequency pulsed power to the group of discharge pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GROON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Ho Lee, Young Pyo Hong, Sang Kun Kim, Seon Hwa Ryu, Ji Young Park, Ho Sang Lee
  • Patent number: 9999780
    Abstract: Device and method for generating brief strong current pulses in a coil for generating magnetic field pulses which according to the electromagnetic induction principle induce stimulation currents in the body tissue triggering an action potential of the nerve and/or muscle cells, where the coil is positionable close to the body tissue to be stimulated so that its magnetic field passes through the body tissue, and where the device comprises a power generating unit that can generate a freely selectable temporal course of the current through the coil during the current pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universitat Munchen
    Inventors: Thomas Weyh, Stefan M. Götz
  • Patent number: 9947189
    Abstract: A home automation device includes a movement detector (20) including an accelerometer and a magnetometer, and a processing unit for processing the signals supplied by the accelerometer and the magnetometer. At least one memory stores a reference orientation of the detector. The processing unit, on detection of a reference event from the acceleration signals, is capable of replacing the reference orientation with the instantaneous orientation of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MYFOX
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Prunet, Jean-Yves Fourniols
  • Patent number: 9931518
    Abstract: The inventive technique includes a system, method and device for treating a patient. The device includes a magnetic device having a core created by a binder process having a relatively low temperature. The device further includes a conductor in electrical communication with the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NEURONETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Riehl, Kenneth Marc Ghiron
  • Patent number: 9931517
    Abstract: A device used for relieving pain is disclosed herein. The device can include a base comprising a number of mounting surfaces. The device can also include a number of magnets disposed on the mounting surfaces, where each magnet includes a first end and a second end, where the first end has a first polarity, where the second end has a second polarity, and where the first polarity attracts the second polarity to create a magnetic field, and where the magnets create a number of magnetic fields that intersect at a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: JRB ENTERPRIZES
    Inventor: Roy Franklin Bean
  • Patent number: 9883889
    Abstract: The invention concerns the domains of materials science and medicine and relates to a method such as can be applied to in vivo or in vitro fertilization, for instance. The problem addressed by the present invention is that of specifying a method with which the activity and controlled mobility of motile cells is improved and the absorption of materials alien to the cell is prevented as far as possible. The problem is solved by a method in which one or more motile cells are introduced into or attached to one or a plurality of magnetic particles, and subsequently the magnetic particles with the motile cells introduced into them or attached to them are moved in a directional manner by the application of an external magnetic field. The problem is further solved by the use of the method for the controlled movement of motile cells in liquid or gaseous media in the body of a mammal or human being.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
    Inventors: Veronika Magdanz, Samuel Sanchez, Oliver G. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9808642
    Abstract: A transcranial magnetic stimulation coil which is location-specific for frontal lobe regions, occipital lobe regions, parietal lobe regions, right temporal regions and left temporal regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a substantially circular direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in substantially the same circular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BRAINSWAY, LTD.
    Inventors: Abraham Zangen, Yiftach Roth
  • Patent number: 9782584
    Abstract: A transcutaneous electrostimulation device includes an electrostimulation generator providing at an output a nerve electro stimulation signal, an electronic signal conduit conductively connected to the output of the generator, and an electrode coupler shaped to form fit an ear canal of a human ear and having at least one electrostimulation electrode. The electrode is conductively connected to the electronic signal conduit to receive the nerve electrostimulation signal and is positioned at the electrode coupler to contact tissue within an ear canal and apply the nerve electrostimulation signal to the tissue transcutaneously. An audio source outputs audio signals. The electrode coupler has a speaker receiving the audio signals for output into the ear canal when the electrode coupler is worn. The generator sends the nerve electrostimulation signal to the electrode coupler while the audio signals are output. The generator modulates the nerve electrostimulation signal based upon the audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Nervana, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Cartledge, Daniel Cartledge, Ami Brannon, Kermit Falk, Gregory L. Mayback
  • Patent number: 9770601
    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: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Elisha Moses, Assaf Rotem
  • Patent number: 9744235
    Abstract: Methods for treating various cardiovascular disorders include targeted delivery of calcium ions for permanently impairing a portion of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Targeted delivery may be via magnetically-targetable nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
    Inventor: Sunny Po
  • Patent number: 9737726
    Abstract: A magnetic coil system featuring a multi-layer structure (312a, 312b), a spherical shape, or both allows for efficient generation of a gradient magnetic field that induces an electric field in air in a region proximate to the coil. By subjecting at least a portion of a person's brain to the induced electric field various psychiatric disorders can be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Mclean Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Rohan
  • Patent number: 9724509
    Abstract: In some examples, electrical stimulation is delivered to a patient such that selective termination of the stimulation causes a therapeutic effect in the patient after termination of the electrical stimulation to the patient. The electrical stimulation may be insufficient to produce a desired therapeutic effect in the patient during stimulation, but sufficient to induce a post-stimulation desired therapeutic effect following termination of the stimulation. In some examples, the electrical stimulation may be sub-threshold electrical stimulation. In some examples, the desired therapeutic effect may alleviate bladder dysfunction, bowel dysfunction, or other disorders. The stimulation may be selectively terminated in response to one or more therapy trigger events to induce the post-stimulation therapeutic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Su, Dwight E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9713729
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for treatment of coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia. Described are methods and devices to treat coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect symptoms of coma, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease, cognitive performance, and/or amblyopia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NEOSYNC, INC.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 9706957
    Abstract: Therapy delivery to a patient may be controlled based on a determined sleep stage of the patient. In examples, the sleep stage may be determined based on a frequency characteristic of a biosignal indicative of brain activity of the patient. A frequency characteristic may include, for example, a power level within one or more frequency bands of the biosignal, a ratio of the power level in two or more frequency bands, or a pattern in the power level of one or more frequency bands over time. A therapy program may be selected or modified based on the sleep stage determination. Therapy may be delivered during the sleep stage according to the selected or modified therapy program. In some examples, therapy delivery may be controlled after making separate determinations of a sleep stage based on the biosignal and another physiological parameter, and confirming that the sleep stage determinations are consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Wu, Gregory F. Molnar, Gabriela C. Molnar, Timothy J. Denison
  • Patent number: 9700734
    Abstract: An electromagnetic therapy apparatus includes: upper magnetic heads mounted on a frame; lower magnetic heads mounted in a treatment bed, wherein each of the lower magnetic heads is connected to a rotary power supplier and is driven to rotate individually thereby, the lower magnetic heads drive the upper magnetic heads to rotate by magnetic force coupling; therapy clothes provided on a treatment bed and connected to a physiotherapy liquid collection tank through a circulation pump; self-heating tourmaline slices or metal clamps mounted in the therapy clothes; and a high-frequency heating induction coil mounted in the treatment bed and connected to a high-frequency power supplier. Auxiliary physiotherapy liquid includes: basic liquid; and a traditional Chinese medicine additive. By applying a magnetic principle of Western medicine on human bodies, anti-cancer and blood-thinning effects can be achieved. With high-speed metabolism, utilizing the traditional Chinese medicine can accelerate a recovery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SHANDONG CHAO RUI SHI MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 9610458
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to an electromagnetic resonance-based disease treatment system that comprises a processing unit configured to generate a resonant frequency signal and a radiating antenna configured to radiate an electromagnetic field based on the resonant frequency signal. The resonant frequency signal may carry at least one frequency at which reference materials related to a disease condition resonate. An antenna configuration may be used to determine one or more resonant frequencies of the reference materials. A subject having or at risk of having the disease condition may be exposed to the electromagnetic field in order to treat the disease condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Anapole Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen F. Botsford, Boris I. Kokorin, Joseph F. Startari
  • Patent number: 9561384
    Abstract: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS) is used by a patient to treat a variety of human disorders including migraine headaches. The device has an electronic device to charge a capacitor to a high voltage which creates a high current in a magnetic coil which produces an intense magnetic pulse applied to the patient's head for treatment of migraine headaches or to other patient body parts to treat other disorders. The TMS has a geometric shape where each one of the patient's thumbs passes through a hole formed into the cover of the TMS and as many as the four fingers of each hand may be placed into a groove in the cover to accommodate the patients fingers and provide a secure holding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Eneurak, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Fischell, David R. Fischell, Joseph P. Fredrick, Stanley P. Woods
  • Patent number: 9555178
    Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a system of monitoring blood leaks during hemodialysis therapy includes a wetness sensing device and a hemodialysis machine. The wetness sensing device is configured to transmit information wirelessly, the information being indicative of an absence of a liquid or a presence of a liquid. The hemodialysis machine includes, or is coupled to, a wireless receiver having two or more antennas. Signals received at the two or more antennas are decoded at the wireless receiver. If decoded signals indicate a detected wetness, the hemodialysis machine is caused to halt blood flow in and out of the machine and generate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Alexander J. Brown, Roland Levin, Fei Wang, Donovan Halliburton
  • Patent number: 9486639
    Abstract: The present invention provides for Stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) at predetermined locations with the brain or spinal cord and incorporates an array of electromagnets arranged in a specified configuration where selected coils in the array are pulsed simultaneously. Activation of foci demonstrated by functional MRI or other imaging techniques can be used to locate the neural region affected. Imaging techniques can also be utilized to determine the location of the designated targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: David J. Mishelevich, M. Bret Schneider
  • Patent number: 9375142
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and intervention system, comprises an interface for receiving data representing multiple different parameters from multiple different sensors, comprising sensors in a patient bed and attached to a patient including, a heart rate sensor, a respiration sensor and a pressure sensor indicating bed pressure points. A learning processor determines a normal range for a set of the different received patient parameters for the patient by recording the patient parameter values over a time period and analyzing the recorded parameter values to determine their range. A data processor determines if the set of different received patient parameters exceeds the determined normal range and in response to this determination and in response to the type of parameters in the set and medical record information of the patient, initiates adjustment of a patient bed and at least one of, (a) changes medication administered to a patient and (b) alerts a worker of the patient parameter change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian P Schultz, Justinian Rosca, Heiko Claussen, Carolyn Joiner, Steven A Russell, Nazif Tas
  • Patent number: 9359589
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of at least one chelating agent, including an iron chelating agent, in order to stimulate the growth of magnetotactic bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE (PARIS 6), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Edouard Alphandery, Iméne Chebbi
  • Patent number: 9345901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing controllable pulse parameter magnetic stimulation are described. One aspect is directed to a magnetic stimulation system for inducing approximately rectangular electric field pulses in a body organ, comprising an electrical energy storage device, a stimulating coil, and a switching means for electrically coupling said electrical energy storage device to said stimulating coil to produce current pulses in said stimulating coil which generates, in response to the current pulses, magnetic field pulses that can induce approximately rectangular electric field pulses in the body organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventor: Angel Vladimirov Peterchev
  • Patent number: 9308387
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices to treat disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect mood, focus, and cognition of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: NEOSYNC, INC.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 9272159
    Abstract: Described are methods, devices, and systems for a novel, inexpensive, easy to use therapy for a number of disorders. Described are methods and devices to treat disorders that involves no medication. Methods and devices described herein use alternating magnetic fields to gently “tune” the brain and affect mood, focus, and cognition of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Neosync, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 9265943
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of more accurately stimulating a living body and an apparatus using the method. The method includes determining targeted bio-information, deriving bio-stimulation information required to achieve the targeted bio-information using complicated time space data indicative of bio-responses interacting at a plurality of different positions in response to bio-stimulation composed of pieces of time-series data having a specific frequency, and applying a stimulation signal to the living body in response to the derived bio-stimulation information. The method is advantageous in that it can derive a systematic algorithm between bio-related information and stimulation information so that more accurate and safely stimulation is made upon applying bio-stimulation based on acquired bio-related information, can minimize a process of trial and error using a systematic algorithm, and can more accurately stimulate a living body by exactly determining a specific target stimulation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: YBRAIN INC.
    Inventors: Kyongsik Yun, Yongwook Chae, Kiwon Lee
  • Patent number: 9248308
    Abstract: A transcranial magnetic stimulation coil which is location-specific for frontal lobe regions, occipital lobe regions, parietal lobe regions, right temporal regions and left temporal regions is designed with multiple spaced apart stimulating elements having current flow in a substantially circular direction, and multiple return elements having current flow in substantially the same circular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BRAINSWAY, LTD.
    Inventors: Abraham Zangen, Yiftach Roth
  • Patent number: 9238149
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of treating and preventing a neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer's Disease, in a subject in need thereof by positioning an electromagnetic field emitting source proximal to the subject and exposing the subject to an electromagnetic field having a predetermined frequency for a predetermined absorption period. Preferably, each individual treatment (comprising exposure to the predetermined frequency for the predetermined absorption period) is continued at a predetermined schedule (preferably daily) for a predetermined treatment period. The predetermined frequency, according to a preferred embodiment, is about 918 MHz with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of about 0.25 W/kg+/?2 dB. The predetermined absorption period of this preferred embodiment is about one hour. The treatment period is long-term, being greater than about 6 months and preferably between about 7 and 9 months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Inventors: Gary W. Arendash, Chuanhai Cao, Jun Tan
  • Patent number: 9228863
    Abstract: A retractable assembly for immersion-, flow- or add-on measuring systems in analytical process technology for measuring at least one measured variable of a medium in a containment, comprising: an essentially cylindrical housing; an immersion tube, which is movable axially in the housing between a service position out of the medium and a process position in the medium; and a sensor for measuring the measured variable. The sensor is arranged in the immersion tube, wherein the sensor protrudes at least sectionally out of the immersion tube at the end of the immersion tube remote from the medium; and an openable and closable cover, which surrounds at least the section of the sensor protruding out of the immersion tube. The sensor in the opened state of the cover is mountable and demountable, respectively, in and from the immersion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft für Mess- und Regeltechnik mbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Felix Schneider, Thomas Pfauch
  • Patent number: 9180305
    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: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yeda Research & Development Co. Ltd. at the Weizmann Institute of Science
    Inventors: Yiftach Roth, Abraham Zangen, Vadim Chudnovsky, Noach Safra, David Hazani
  • Patent number: 9145311
    Abstract: A system comprises a water purification system having an electrolytic cell to receive a flow of waste water. A power source supplies power to the electrolytic cell. The power source at least comprises an H-bridge controller to apply power to the electrolytic cell. A device senses an amount of current being supplied to the H-bridge controller. An analog-to-digital device outputs a digital signal representative of the sensed current. A processor processes the digital signal and outputs a plurality of pulse width modulated control signals for the H-bridge controller. The control signals control the H-bridge controller to apply the power during a first period of time with a current in a first direction to maintain an average for the sensed current, and to apply the power during a second period of time with the current in a second direction to maintain the average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Anthony Elmer Greene
  • Patent number: 9113985
    Abstract: A method of treating a dental patient includes performing a dental procedure, conducting muscle response testing for identifying a location for treatment, placing a magnetic device over the location identified during the muscle response testing, and aligning the magnetic device over the location for influencing energy flow in the patient. The magnetic device includes a set of four magnetic discs arranged in an array including two having negative magnetic poles lying in a first plane and two having positive magnetic poles lying in the first plane. The two magnetic discs having negative magnetic poles extend along a first diagonal line and the two magnetic discs having positive magnetic poles extend along a second diagonal line that crosses the first diagonal line. A housing for maintaining the magnetic discs in the array has an alignment marker for aligning the magnetic device on the dental patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BLMJ Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Laurie A. Bechler, Joseph R. Mele
  • Patent number: 9096846
    Abstract: A first cell containing at least one magnetic particle is provided and a second cell is also provided. The second cell is cultured in the presence of the first cell. An alternating magnetic field is applied to the first cell. The alternating magnetic field at least partially separates the first cell from the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Masahiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20150141735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for the selective destruction of cells that with uncontrolled proliferation in an animal organism, with minimum damage to the surrounding tissue thereby and without needing to perform any kind of surgical operation on the patient: the method consists of the detection of the tumorous area (1) and the sequential and alternate application of at least two alternating magnetic fields with different directions to the treatment area or application until achieving the heating and destruction of the cells. The device used is, therefore, comprised of at least two electromagnets (11, 12) or at least two pairs of electromagnets (11-11?, 12-12?) all being located around the perimeter of a hypothetical circumference or sphere, with the electromagnets in opposing pairs where each opposing pair generates an electromagnetic field in one direction and orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: INVESTIGACIONES, DESARROLLOS INNOVACIONES TAT IBERICA, S.L.
    Inventors: Ricardo Díaz Valle, Sonia Tejada Solís, Juan Manuel Sepúlveda Sánchez, Virginia Rodríguez González, Ana Castaños Cantos, Marina Torres Gómez, Ildefonso Del Campo Sánchez, Vicente Torres Junco
  • 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: 20150141529
    Abstract: A method for alleviating centralized pain in human subjects includes assessing the brain of a subject suffering from pain, diagnosing abnormal brain function associated with centralized pain, locating at least one area of abnormal brain function associated with the centralized pain, and alleviating the abnormal brain function by applying a cortical stimulation signal to tissues corresponding to the at least one area of abnormal brain function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Hargrove
  • Patent number: 9033860
    Abstract: A combined magnetic and irradiating device for therapeutic purposes applies infrared rays and magnetic force. The device includes a shell designed to be gripped by a user, including an outer surface shaped by at least three flat areas, and an inner bore-hole formed inside the shell for receiving first and second magnets in close connection with each other. Both magnets have north and south pole surfaces and an axis, respectively, aligned with each other, and said north pole surface of the first magnet is exposed on a surface of the shell. Windows having an inner rim are arranged on each flat area of the shell. Said close connection is established between the south pole surface of the first magnet and north pole surface of the second magnet. At least one infrared radiating tablet is fixed in said window and abutted against said rim by a clamp placed inside said bore-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Natalia Tothne Kovesdi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150133716
    Abstract: The invention describes a hearing improvement device including components for training the brain to connect and stimulate the auditory and visual corteces and strengthen pathways between them, in order to overcome the shortcomings of the damaged auditory channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Suhami Associates ltd
    Inventors: Avraham Suhami, Shmuel Suhami
  • Patent number: 9028391
    Abstract: A method is described for decreasing activity of at least one sympathetic nerve, nerve fiber or neuron innervating at least one blood vessel in the pulmonary vasculature of a patient to ameliorate pulmonary hypertension. In one embodiment, the method may involve advancing an intravascular treatment device to a target location in a target blood vessel within the pulmonary vasculature of the patient and using the treatment device to decrease activity of at least one sympathetic nerve, nerve fiber or neuron innervating the target blood vessel at or near the target location to ameliorate pulmonary hypertension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. University
    Inventors: Swaminadhan Gnanashanmugam, Jonathan A. Coe, Insoo Suh, Jeremy Christopher Koehler
  • Publication number: 20150119629
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating focused currents in biological tissue is provided. The apparatus comprises an electric source capable of generating an electric field across a region of tissue and means for altering the permittivity of the tissue relative to the electric field, whereby a displacement current is generated. The means for altering the permittivity may be a chemical source, optical source, mechanical source, thermal source, or electromagnetic source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Wagner, Uri Tzvi Eden