Magnetic Field Applied To Body For Therapy Patents (Class 600/9)
  • Patent number: 11400304
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for generating an induced low-frequency sinusoidal electric current in an area of the human body includes four angular magnet sectors inscribed within the same circle, centered on the same axis of rotation, and spaced angularly apart from one another. The polarity of two adjacent angular magnet sectors is opposed, and a motor for rotating at a predetermined speed the angular magnet sectors is about the axis of rotation to generate an induced sinusoidal current at a predefined frequency. Each angular magnet sector includes the same geometrical shape with an internal angular opening of 90°, an external angular opening between 20° and 50°, and two lateral edges defining a radius extending over a distance, which is between one-third and two-thirds of a distance separating the axis of rotation from the free end of the magnet sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: G.C. TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gérard Crepin, Patrick Meneroud, Pascal Rudent
  • Patent number: 11383094
    Abstract: A cancer treatment apparatus including a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field of 100 kHz to 300 kHz to be applied to affected tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Public University Corporation Yokohama City University
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Masanari Umemura, Taisuke Akimoto
  • Patent number: 11383091
    Abstract: Leadless, implantable microstimulators for treating chronic inflammation. These devices can include a static magnetic field detector (e.g., non-Hall effect sensors/detectors, including those based on a Wiegand effect or generating pulses at a predetermined frequency range and using a detection circuit to determine the decay rate of the pulses), to trigger an emergency shut off of the micro stimulator. Also described are methods and apparatuses for regulating the temperature of an implant based applied power from a charger (e.g., voltage across the charger when unloaded and when loaded by the implant) to yield a power control loop correlated with the power drawn by the implant to determine temperature of the implant. A negotiation protocol can exchange data between the charger and the implant (e.g., type of charger, type of implant, nature of the coupling between the two, etc.) to set target power control loop parameters to estimate and regulate implant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SetPoint Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Faltys, Jesse M. Simon
  • Patent number: 11338150
    Abstract: A method for treating a subject by applying one or more pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) signals, the method including: providing an array of a plurality of loop antennas coupled to a corresponding one or more generator circuits in an enclosure configured to house at least the array of plural loop antennas, the enclosure including a treatment surface configured to be placed proximate the subject; activating one or more of the generator circuits to generate one or more preliminary treatment signals to corresponding one or more of the loop antennas; detecting a presence of the subject; and upon a condition of detecting the subject being proximate the treatment surface, activating the one or more of the generator circuits to generate another one or more treatment signals associated with the subject to the corresponding one or more loop antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AAH HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Francis J. Russo, André DiMino
  • Patent number: 11262379
    Abstract: All fluids, when placed within a Kukharev region at a moment of gravitational resonance, form vibrations of different frequencies within themselves. If, at the same moments of gravitational resonance, forced oscillations of the same frequency are provided as a treatment on a living organism, a double resonance is formed within the fluid, and a sharp increase in the amplitude of oscillations within the fluid formed as a result of the double resonance in turn causes the destruction of the fluid. The method is determined utilizing Kukharev region data on the particular fluid desired to be destroyed or otherwise removed from the living organism. By further fine-tuning the forced oscillation (i.e., the directed radiation), the natural oscillations of the base fluid can be further adjusted to modify the fluid's properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Vadim Kukharev
  • Patent number: 11260229
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methods for reducing or limiting blood loss and reducing bleed time in a subject by combined vagus and trigeminal stimulation. The apparatuses and methods may activate (e.g., electrically) one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve and may concurrently (at overlapping or near-overlapping time) independently activate the vagus nerve. This activation may be invasive or non-invasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
    Inventor: Kirk R. Manogue
  • Patent number: 11219779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for generating a very-low-frequency pulsed magnetic field carried by a very-low-frequency alternating magnetic field and intended to be applied to a region of the human body, the device is provided with a plurality of pairs of angular magnet sectors of opposite polarity, the pairs of angular magnet sectors being centered on one same axis of rotation, angularly spaced apart from one another, and set in rotation at a predetermined speed about the axis of rotation so as to generate an alternating magnetic field at a predefined frequency, and at least one conductive wire coil centered on the axis of rotation of the angular magnet sectors and supplied with a pulsed electric current so as to generate a pulsed magnetic field superimposed over the alternating magnetic field generated by the setting in rotation of the angular magnet sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: G.C. TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Gérard Crepin, Pascal Rudent
  • Patent number: 11213215
    Abstract: Systems and methods for clinical neuronavigation in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for generating a brain stimulation target, including obtaining functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) image data of a patient's brain, where brain imaging data describes neuronal activations within the patient's brain, determining a brain stimulation target by mapping at least one region of interest to the patient's brain, locating functional subregions within the at least one region of interest based on the fMRI image data, determining functional relationships between at least two brain regions of interest, generating parameters for each functional subregion, generating a target quality score for each functional subregion based on the parameters and selecting a brain stimulation target based on its target quality score and the patient's neurological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nolan Williams, Keith Sudheimer
  • Patent number: 11099252
    Abstract: The method for magnetic resonance imaging described in the present disclosure may include generating an inversion recovery image by scanning an object using an inversion recovery sequence. The method may also include generating a real part image corresponding to the inversion recovery image by processing the inversion recovery image. The method may also include obtaining a signal line of a reference image without inversion recovery, the reference image corresponding to the real part image. The method may also include determining a phase-corrected signal line of the reference image by performing a phase correction on the signal line of the reference image. The method may also include determining a polarity of the real part image based on the phase-corrected signal line of the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baozhong Shen, Weiguo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11090494
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method and system that allows a user to configure electrical stimulation therapy by defining a three-dimensional (3D) stimulation field. After a stimulation lead is implanted in a patient, a clinician manipulates the 3D stimulation field in a 3D environment to encompass desired anatomical regions of the patient. In this manner, the clinician determines which anatomical regions to stimulate, and the system generates the necessary stimulation parameters. In some cases, a lead icon representing the implanted lead is displayed to show the clinician where the lead is relative to the 3D anatomical regions of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Stone, Warren W. Ball, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Steven M. Goetz, Lynn M. Otten
  • Patent number: 11077191
    Abstract: The field of the disclosure relates generally to cancer cell destruction and, more specifically, to cancer cell destruction by photo-magnetic irradiation mediated multimodal therapy using smart nanostructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Southeast Missouri State University
    Inventors: Santaneel Ghosh, Somesree GhoshMitra
  • Patent number: 11045650
    Abstract: In general, techniques, methods, systems, and devices for delivering high frequency neurostimulation to control one or more pelvic disorders are described. In one example, a method includes identifying, by a medical device configured to be at least partially implanted in a patient, an indication to inhibit bladder activity. The medical device generates, in response to identifying the indication, electrical stimulation therapy comprising first electrical stimulation pulses comprising a first frequency greater than or equal to about 500 Hertz and less than or equal to about 5,000 Hertz. Further, the medical device delivers the electrical stimulation therapy to a target nerve selected from a group consisting of: a sacral nerve, a pelvic nerve, a tibial nerve, and a pudendal nerve of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus S. Brink, Dwight E. Nelson, Lance Zirpel, Xin Su, Blake A. Hedstrom, Erik J. Peterson, David A. Dinsmoor
  • Patent number: 10933244
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and technique selectively eliminates the noxious signal components in a neuronal signal by creating an interfering electrical signal that is tuned to a given frequency corresponding to the oscillatory pattern of the noxious signal, resulting in a modified neuronal signal that substantially reproduces a normal, no-pain neuronal signal. The disclosed system and technique of pain relief is based on the hypothesis that the temporal profile of pain signals encodes particular components that oscillate at unique and quantifiable frequencies, which are responsible for pain processing in the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LUMBRERA LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Vallejo, David Leonardo Cedeno, William J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10893865
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used for the closure of surgical wounds. For example, surgical wounds can be closed using magnetic closure devices rather than the conventional methods of using sutures, clips, or staples. Additionally, in some implementations the magnetic closure devices provided herein are delivered laparoscopically or endoscopically via a vacuum catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventor: Navtej S. Buttar
  • Patent number: 10888699
    Abstract: A neuronal tissue-machine interface apparatus includes an array of magnetically-responsive switches positioned in close proximity or contact to neuronal tissue of a human subject, wherein a magnetic environment of the plurality of magnetically-responsive switches varies along the array, and an antenna that is electrically connected to the array, wherein a subset of the magnetically-responsive switches respond to electromagnetic energy received by the antenna, and wherein the response of the subset of the magnetically-responsive switches includes modulation of an electrical current conducted by the subset of the magnetically-responsive switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Irving N. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10870013
    Abstract: A pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) treatment apparatus having electrically-conductive loops arranged within an enclosure to form an array, each of the electrically-conductive loops having a generally circular circumference with one or more indentations aligned with a corresponding indentation of an adjacent electrically-conductive loop, where PEMF signals are generated through the array of electrically-conductive loops based on proximity detection conducted by a corresponding wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AAH HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Francis J. Russo, André DiMino
  • Patent number: 10828503
    Abstract: The present invention provides an energy emission device comprising: one or a plurality of energy emitters for emitting at least one type of energy selected from the group consisting of an electromagnetic wave or an electromagnetic stimulation, an elastic wave, an oscillatory wave and heat to at least one position of a subject selected from the group consisting of the brain, the spinal cord, the cerebrospinal fluid or the flow passage thereof and the brain cell interstitial fluid or the flow passage thereof; an energy controller for controlling an amount of energy emitted from the energy emitters; and a sensor for obtaining information relating to wakefulness and/or a sleeping state of the subject, in which the energy controller controls the amount of energy emitted depending on the information relating to the wakefulness and/or the sleeping state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Funane, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10821293
    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 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wave Neuroscience, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Phillips, Yi Jin
  • Patent number: 10780268
    Abstract: The present method and system provides for the clinical application of neurostimulation and/or neuromodulation to a patient. The method and system includes receipt and acquisition of patient data, processing of that data relative to one or more known data sets, and determination of a good-fit trigger specific treatment protocol. The method and system provides for application of the protocol to the patient, including delivery of neuromodulation and biofeedback. Based thereon, the method and system re-iterates the goodness of fit determination for further treatment to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EVOKE NEUROSCIENCE, INC.
    Inventor: David W Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 10765878
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and compositions for the remote control of cell function based on the use of a magnetic field to excite paramagnetic nanoparticles targeted to specific cell types. The cell type of interest expresses an ion channel wherein excitation of the paramagnetic nanoparticles results in a physical change that is transduced into a cellular response. Such cellular responses may include, for example, increases in gene expression resulting in production of one or more physiologically active proteins. The expression of such proteins can be used to treat a variety of different inherited or acquired diseases or disorders in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY, RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sarah Stanley, Jeffrey Friedman, Jonathan S. Dordick, Jeremy Sauer
  • Patent number: 10737107
    Abstract: A portable LED-laser biomagnetic waves therapy device including a body portion, a head portion, a plurality of magnets, a plurality of LED lights, a laser and a power mechanism. The head portion is attachable to an end of the body portion. The plurality of magnets is mounted to at least one of the body portion and the head portion. The plurality of LED lights is mounted to at least one of the body portion and the head portion. The laser is mounted to at least one of the body portion and the head portion. The power mechanism is operably attached to the plurality of LED lights and the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Ori Ledany
  • Patent number: 10695576
    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 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BTL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10596280
    Abstract: Disinfecting floor mats may be achieved by a variety of systems, processes, and techniques. In one general implementation, a disinfecting floor mat may include a UV LED array, a base, and a transparent cover. The UV LED array may have a top surface, a bottom surface, a perimeter and include multiple UV-emitting LEDs. The base may be configured to receive the UV LED array. The transparent protective cover may include a top surface of an encapsulating sheet for encapsulating the array or a top surface of a non-encapsulated protective sheet, the cover comprised of polyurethane and having substantial strength to withstand a person standing directly thereon with shoes on. The LED array is adapted to irradiate at least a portion of a bottom surface of a shoe positioned on the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Patent Well LLC
    Inventors: Jeb Henderson, Mike Dry, Kelly Templin, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 10576295
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method for pushing an active agent into a patient's ear via the device. The agent can be pushed to a treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: University of Maryland
    Inventors: Benjamin Shapiro, Didier A Depireux, Kenneth Dormer, Isaac B Rutel
  • Patent number: 10569095
    Abstract: Combined methods for treating a patient using time-varying magnetic field are described. The methods include generating a time-varying magnetic field and applying the magnetic field to muscle fibers, neuromuscular plates, or peripheral nerves innervating muscle fibers within the body region of the patient such that a muscle is caused to contract. The treatment methods include generating optical waves and applying the optical waves to the body region of the patient to heat a target biological structure of the patient. The methods include providing an applicator housing a coil to generate the time-varying magnetic field and an optical waves generating device to generate the optical waves and attaching the applicator to the patient via a belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz, Ondrej Pribula
  • Patent number: 10561684
    Abstract: Provided are a pharmaceutical composition for preventing or treating sensorineural hearing loss or tinnitus including platelet-rich plasma, and a method of preventing or treating sensorineural hearing loss or tinnitus using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Min Bo Shim
  • Patent number: 10549110
    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: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10549111
    Abstract: In combined methods for treating a patient using time-varying magnetic field, treatment methods combine various approaches for aesthetic treatment. A magnetic field generating device is placed proximate to a body region of the patient. The magnetic field generating device generates a time-varying magnetic field with a magnetic flux density in a range of 0.5 to 7 Tesla. The time-varying magnetic field is applied to the body region of the patient in order to cause a contraction of a muscle within the body region. A second therapy may be used by applying one or more of optical waves, radio frequency waves, mechanical waves, negative or positive pressure or heat to the body region of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10507334
    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: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10478634
    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: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BTL Medical Technologies S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomás Schwarz, Ondra Prouza
  • Patent number: 10449383
    Abstract: A device for magnetic stimulation of body regions, including at least one magnetic coil connected to a stimulator which has a power element for generating electrical impulses to be applied to the at least one magnetic coil, so that the generated magnetic field can be induced in the body region, wherein a detection unit is provided for detecting metal elements within the body region. A measuring device is provided for detecting the electrical power received by the magnetic coil and a comparison device is provided for comparing the power with a predetermined limit value, the detection unit is connected to the stimulator, and the comparison unit is designed to automatically switch off the stimulator or reduce the power of the stimulator or of the power element of the stimulator in the event of the predetermined limit value being exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PonteMed AG
    Inventor: Winfried Mayr
  • Patent number: 10369374
    Abstract: To provide a magnetic health device capable of making a variable magnetic field to effectively act. The magnetic health device includes a magnet 12 magnetized along a rotation direction, a first rotation mechanism 13 which rotates the magnet 12 around a rotation shaft 31 of the magnet 12, a second rotation mechanism 14 which rotates the magnet 12 around an orthogonal axis direction of the rotation shaft 31 of the magnet 12, and a support means 15 for supporting the magnet 12, the first rotation mechanism 13 and the second rotation mechanism 14 with respect to a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Haruo Ohama
  • Patent number: 10342988
    Abstract: Provided is a magnetic stimulation device, which does not feel hot to the user. The magnetic stimulation device (1) comprises: a contact plate (2) to be disposed near the user's head; an exciting coil (3) to be held above the contact plate (2); a casing (4), which covers at least the upper side of the exciting coil (3), in which openings (17, 18) are provided above the center of the exciting coil (3) winding, and in which a gap that is open on the outside of the exciting coil (3) is formed between the casing and the contact plate (2); and a suction fan (5) for drawing out air between the contact plate (2) and the casing (4) from the openings (17, 18) of the casing (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Masamichi Midorikawa, Takamitsu Okayama, Rei Tamiya
  • Patent number: 10300240
    Abstract: A method for communicating with devices may include monitoring brain activity of a subject via an EEG monitoring system coupled to the subject. The method also may include detecting a predefined state of brain activity of the subject. Further, based on the detecting the predefined state, the method may include wirelessly transmitting instructions from the EEG monitoring system to the at least one household device to adjust a setting of the at least one household device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ALADDIN DREAMER, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Weiss, John R. Shambroom, Thomas Roth, Carolyn Wong-Simpkins
  • Patent number: 10293175
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices and methods for the activation of nerve cells and muscles by magnetic induction, and in particular to devices including moving magnets. The devices disclosed may also have other therapeutic, medical and industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Andrew Watterson
  • 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