Magnetic Field Applied To Body For Therapy Patents (Class 600/9)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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