Acupuncture Means Patents (Class 606/189)
  • Patent number: 11087865
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for modifying, by an artificial intelligence engine, a treatment plan for optimizing patient outcome and pain levels during treatment sessions. The system includes, in one implementation, a treatment apparatus, a patient interface, and a computing device. The treatment apparatus is configured to be manipulated by a patient while the patient performs the treatment sessions. The computing device is configured to receive the treatment plan for the patient and treatment data pertaining to the patient. The computing device is also configured to receive patient input from the patient interface correlating with the pain levels of the patient. The computing device is further configured to use the treatment plan, the treatment data, and the patient input to generate at least one threshold. Responsive to an occurrence of exceeding the at least one threshold, the computing device is configured to modify the treatment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ROM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Mason, Daniel Posnack, Peter Arn, Wendy Para, S. Adam Hacking, Micheal Mueller, Joseph Guaneri, Jonathan Greene
  • Patent number: 10828188
    Abstract: In a stimulus method, a stimulus applying apparatus is attached to an area selected from a group of specific parts of a body surface by an acupuncture needle(s) or heating etc. thereby releasing the stress, and a stress-free medical treatment method based on the stimulus method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Kenji Ryotokuji
  • Patent number: 10765598
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure device, including: a hollow needle assembly including: a hollow needle adaptor, the hollow needle adaptor has an axial through hole, a proximal connector, a distal connector and a flange between the proximal connector and the distal connector, and at least one hollow needle, each of the at least one hollow needle has a tip and an axial through hole and is in fluid communication with the proximal connector of the hollow needle adaptor; a host machine, the host machine includes a control module and a vacuum pump; and an exhaust pipe, the exhaust pipe is in fluid communication with the host machine and the distal connector of the hollow needle adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yun Yu Cheung
  • Patent number: 10245211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous acupuncture needle and a method for manufacturing the same and, more specifically, to a porous acupuncture needle, which has micro-sized or nano-sized holes formed on the surface thereof to maximize the specific surface thereof, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Su Il In, Hye Rim Kim, Abdul Razzq
  • Patent number: 9901743
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing skin rejuvenation of a region of a patient's skin. The system includes: a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) frequency generator that emits electromagnetic pulses to the region of the patient's skin; and a deep tissue diathermy device that applies heat to the region of the patient's skin up to temperature T. The system simultaneously applies the heat and the PEMF to the region of a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Oded Ron Edoute, Orit Ron Edoute, Itzhak Kremin, Vadim Polyakov
  • Patent number: 9257220
    Abstract: A magnetizer for a tissue-penetrating medical tool such as a needle, cannula, stylet, or catheter consist of a magnetic flux generator which generates a magnetic field in a tool-receiving space. The tool can be passed through or into and out of the space to magnetize it. Optionally the space can be defined by a disposable plastics tube, with a closed end, so that a defined length of the tool is magnetized. The magnetic flux generator can be a permanent magnet or electromagnet. Alternatively a conveyor belt can be used to transport a tissue-penetrating medical tool through a magnetic field generated by an electromagnet with the belt and the electromagnetic being controlled in response to an optical sensor for detecting the position of the tissue-penetrating medical tool. The device is suitable for magnetizing tools for use in surgical procedures where the tool is to be magnetically tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: eZono AG
    Inventors: Robert Nicholls, Eliseo Sobrino
  • Patent number: 9241707
    Abstract: A closure device for closing an opening in tissue is provided. The closure device includes an elongate member through which needles may be deployed. The closure device also includes a foot portion having one or more feet slidably mounted relative thereto. The feet are movable between a deployed position and a delivery position. The feet include cuffs removably mounted therein, with sutures connected between the cuffs. When the feet are in the deployed position and the needles are advanced, the needles securely engage the cuffs and draw the cuffs and suture through the lumen wall so that the opening in the lumen wall can be closed with the sutures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Wouter E. Roorda, Douglas H. Mehl, Rizza Garcia, Timothy C. Reynolds, Dinorah Merrill, Dawn Ma, David J. Milazzo, Aaron M. Fortson
  • Patent number: 8721673
    Abstract: The invention relates to medicine, in particular to reflexotherapy and can be used for producing long-term acupuncture action on a patient body. The inventive method for prolonged acupuncture treatment consists in determining acupuncture loci, in selecting the needle input and output points, in passing the needle through the selected needle input and output points, in keeping both needle ends outside the patient's skin, in securing the needle in this position by means of locks mounted on the needle ends and, after finishing the acupuncture session, leaving the needle in the patient's body for a specified time. Said method is characterised in that acusal tracts are formed in different histological layers of the patient's tissue by introducing needles and the points, situated in the area of the acupuncture loci and/or reflexogenic zone and/or indifferent zone, are selected as the input and/or output points for each needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Frey Medical Technologies AG
    Inventors: Mariat Muradalievna Mukhina, Nikolay Veniaminovich Chadaev
  • Publication number: 20140128899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a motion style treatment (MST) technique, more particularly, a method for treatment of diseases using MST technique that includes applying acupuncture to meridians (or acupuncture points) at applied sites of the body of a patient, instructing the patient to move and conduct muscle motion of the above sites while applying acupuncture thereon, which in turn maximizes circulation of bio-energy on the applied sites, and activating stimulation of muscles, ligaments and/or nerves by acupuncture needles to maximize effects of acupuncture stimulation, thereby curing a patient suffering from acute low back pain with serious disability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Joon-Shik SHIN
  • Publication number: 20140031670
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an acoustic, piezoelectric, electric, electro-mechanical or pneumatically driven surface drum driver, in mechanical engagement with a biopsy or acupuncture needle device and a method for its use for diagnosis of small e.g. 100 microns, tumors via the production of magnetic resonance elastographic images (MRE), without artifact production, in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. In a second embodiment, the invention is directed toward an acoustically, pneumatically, piezoelectrically, electrically and/or electro-mechanically driven acupuncture needle, useful for simulating manual single-needle acupuncture treatments via a non-manually manipulated acupuncture needle; and further to a device and process for determination, using twin pneumatically driven surface drivers, of organ stiffness, e.g. brain stiffness, which can be quantified so as to be useful in elucidating and quantifying brain cognitive state, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Geng LI
  • Patent number: 8597319
    Abstract: A method for acupuncture reflexotherapy is disclosed. The method may include introducing a needle rod having a head formed at a first end into one or more auricular acupuncture points of a patient. The needle may be secured to the patient with a detachable retainer at a second end of the needle rod. Additionally, the retainer may be non-detachable from the needle rod and may be formed by a bended free end of the needle rod. The method may further include varying one or more parameters of the needle rod, head, or retainer to alter a stimulating effect on the auricular acupuncture points and induce weight loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Frey Medical Technologies AG
    Inventors: Mariyat Muradaliyevna Mukhina, Nikolay Veniaminovich Chadayev
  • Patent number: 8551131
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of performing Soojichim acupuncture on oneself using a copy of the person's body. The method includes: making an instantaneous molding of any one of hand and foot of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; forming a copy of the body on the basis of the instantaneous molding; marking an acupoint location and a reference point on the body copy; drilling a hole into the marked acupoint location on the body copy; attaching the body copy based on the marked reference point closely onto the body of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; marking the acupoint location at a skin of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole of the body copy; baring the body copy from the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture that the acupoint location is marked at the skin thereon; and performing Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole at the marked acupoint location of the body copy by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Mi-Seon Song
  • Publication number: 20130197561
    Abstract: The invention relates to medicine, in particular to acupuncture reflexotherapy. The inventive method consists in introducing a needle provided with a volume, plate or annular-shaped head into one of the predetermined, for example, auricular acupuncture points of a patient, wherein taking it through under the skin, the needle free end is withdrawn from the other predetermined point and a detachable retainer having plate or volume shape is secured thereon. The retainer can also be designed non-detachable and be formed by a bended free end of the needle rod. A required rate of lowering an excessive body weight is provided by exposure the zones of the indicated points to the head and/or retainer weight, or/and by changing a contact area thereof with the indicated points, and/or by a progradient correlation of intensity of the action on these points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Frey Medical Technologies
    Inventor: Frey Medical Technologies
  • Publication number: 20130150878
    Abstract: A hand-held apparatus and method by which to reduce the depth of a single wrinkle or a group of wrinkles in the skin of a human subject. The apparatus includes an elongated handle coupled to a removable roller. In one preferred embodiment, the roller is a disk having a plurality of needles projecting outwardly and arranged in a single row around the circumference of the roller. In another preferred embodiment, the roller is a cylinder having a plurality of outwardly-projecting needles arranged in alternating rows and columns. The needles are sized to prick the subject's skin when the roller is rolled over and pressed down against the skin area to be treated so as to cause collagen to be produced to fill in the wrinkle and thereby make the subject's skin look fuller and smoother.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Susan Church
  • Publication number: 20130144319
    Abstract: The present patent application relates to an acupuncture needle. The needle comprises a body made of material able to be plastically flattened and at least one movable fixing means. Said fixing means is provided with a through aperture, and is installed on the body of the needle and capable of sliding. The fixing means securement in a given position is effectable by flattening plastic deformation of the body of the needle at the fixing means distal side so as the width of the flattened area exceeds the diameter of the said area exceeds the diameter of the said through aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Frey Medical Technologies AG
    Inventor: Frey Medical Technologies AG
  • Publication number: 20130110150
    Abstract: An electroacupuncture needle may be provided that includes: a body which includes at least one boundary line having discontinuous electrical conductivity; and an end which is formed to have a pointed shape allowing the electroacupuncture needle to be easily inserted into the skin of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
    Inventor: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
  • Patent number: 8380298
    Abstract: A magnetic acupuncture needle combining the treatments of magnetic therapy and acupuncture by affecting the natural magnetic bio-field of energy of the patient's body and attracting it to the target point of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Tom Chi
  • Publication number: 20130041397
    Abstract: An acupuncture tool for performing acupuncture includes an injection needle and an implant thread. The implant thread has one end side being inserted into a pore at a tip side of the injection needle and another end side being drawn so that when the injection needle is inserted into a body, the implant thread is also simultaneously implanted in the body and the injection needle is then extracted with the implant thread left in the body. The injection needle has a predetermined fastener movably mounted thereon. The fastener holds the other end side of the implant thread along the injection needle, and is configured to move in a direction reverse to a direction of inserting the injection needle while the fastener is holding the implant thread during a period from when the injection needle is inserted into the body to when the implant thread is implanted in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: TRUSTLEX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20130041396
    Abstract: In a stimulus method, a stimulus applying apparatus is attached to an area selected from a group of specific parts of a body surface by an acupuncture needle(s) or heating etc. thereby releasing the stress, and a stress-free medical treatment method based on the stimulus method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: Kenji Ryotokuji
  • Patent number: 8366732
    Abstract: A cartridge for a consecutive acupuncture device includes a needle storage space in which at least one needle is stored, a charge slot serving as a passage for connecting the needle storage space with a striking position in order to allow sequentially loading of the needles at the striking position, and a catch step formed on at least part of the charge slot in order to prevent the neighboring needle from being discharged together when the needle is loaded at the striking position and then is struck and administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Neo Dr. Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeon Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130023722
    Abstract: A patient seeking complementary and alternative medicine must visit a practitioner which is not always convenient or possible. It would be beneficial to provide a patient with a simple means of deriving benefit from such physical CAM techniques in a non-intimidating manner whereby the means has familiarity associated with it. Even with conventional medicine children, infants, toddlers, and babies require medical treatment and experience fear and/or anxiety arising from visiting the medical practitioner or with the treatment. According to embodiments of the invention provide patients are provided means to exploit CAM techniques away from the practitioner or allow patients to not associate activities with a medical treatment but another activity, such as playing in the instance of a child. Variations of the means allow medical monitoring activities to be similarly associated with familiar objects and non-traumatic activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Marie Kruk
  • Patent number: 8328838
    Abstract: Provided is a needle assembly for use in oriental acupuncture. The needle assembly includes: a hollow tubular rod member; a pin member which is movably installed in the rod member and can be inserted into a person's skin; and a reuse preventing unit preventing the pin member, which is protruded from an end of the rod member and is inserted into the skin, from being protruded from the end of the rod member and inserted into the skin again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Hong-Jae Lee
  • Publication number: 20120251490
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel immunotherapeutic compositions and methods useful for treating or preventing microbial infections, weakened immune systems, diseases in which cells have become obligately anerobic and cellular proliferative disorders including cancer. The immunotherapeutics herein use benzaldehyde derivatives, precursors and intermediaries alone or in combination with additional therapeutic agents to stimulate the immune system and inhibit cellular proliferation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Joe Ernest BROWN
  • Patent number: 8226540
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle having a low magnetized or non magnetized needle shaft or shank portion and a magnetic or magnetized handle portion to deliver both penetration and magnetic treatment to an acupuncture point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Tom Chi
  • Publication number: 20120143236
    Abstract: A device for monitoring and correction of a functional condition of a human body on the basis of measurement of thresholds of temperature painful sensitivity (TPS) of acupuncture points (AP). The device includes a diagnostics and treatment module, a control and communication block and a server, connected by bi-directional data channels. The module includes a handle with an autonomous power unit and a means of reception/transmission. The module is supplied by an element of thermal influence on AP in the form of an infrared LED connected to a current generator, a radiation indicator, a switch, inputs/outputs and a microcontroller. The control and communication includes a mobile phone or a computer of the patient with a related function of data reception/transmission, display of the data and control of the module, by means of inputting of a resident program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Valrey Gennadievich Muzhikov
  • Patent number: 8167900
    Abstract: An acupuncture device includes an acupuncture needle which has an elongate grip part with a substantially cylindrical main portion and a needle part which is fixed to the distal end of the grip part such that its longitudinal axis is aligned with the grip part and a guide tube which is open at both ends and whose lumen has a substantially cylindrical main portion and a releasable clamping device, by means of which the acupuncture needle is held in the condition of readiness for use inside the guide tube so that the grip part projects outwardly out of the proximal end of the guide tube while the distal end of the guide tube extends beyond the tip of the needle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Teichert, Elmar Grandy
  • Publication number: 20110313441
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a method of performing Soojichim acupuncture on oneself using a copy of the person's body. The method includes: making an instantaneous molding of any one of hand and foot of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; forming a copy of the body on the basis of the instantaneous molding; marking an acupoint location and a reference point on the body copy; drilling a hole into the marked acupoint location on the body copy; attaching the body copy based on the marked reference point closely onto the body of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture; marking the acupoint location at a skin of the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole of the body copy; baring the body copy from the person requiring Soojichim acupuncture that the acupoint location is marked at the skin thereon; and performing Soojichim acupuncture through the drilled hole at the marked acupoint location of the body copy by the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Mi-Seon SONG
  • Publication number: 20110306999
    Abstract: This invention relates to the stimulation of a specific combination of 5 acupuncture points including EX-HN5 (taiyang), BL59 (fuyang), BL2 (cuanzhu), GV20 (baihui), and LI4 (hegu) and its effectiveness in improving vision in the treatment of anisometropic amblyopia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: DENNIS Shun Chiu LAM, Jianhao Zhao, Lijia Chen, Dorothy Shu Ping Fan, Johnson Yiu Nam Lau, Christopher Kai Shun Leung, Mingzhi Zhang, Chongren Zheng, Andrew Chung Tin Fok, Shirley Shu Liu
  • Patent number: 8038695
    Abstract: A consecutive acupuncture device for consecutively inserting needles into afflicted sites of the body. The device comprises a cartridge charged with and storing one or more needles, a first magnet positioned at a side of the cartridge to pull a needle stored in the cartridge by magnetic force and automatically place the needle at a striking position, striking means positioned on the cartridge to strike the needle placed at the striking position and insert the needle into an afflicted site of the body, and a discharge section positioned underneath the cartridge and defined with a hole through which the needle struck by the striking means is discharged. By storing one or more needles in the cartridge in a disarranged state and pressing a button, the stored needles can be driven one by one into the afflicted sites of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Neo DR. Inc.
    Inventor: Hyeon Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20110245856
    Abstract: A porous acupuncture needle includes a needle portion for puncturing the outer skin of human body, and an operation portion for being held and handled by a user. The needle portion includes a needle body, a porous layer formed by a plurality of micropores on the surface of the needle body, and a charge layer covering on the surface of the porous layer. When performing acupuncture, the affinity provided by the charge layer makes the human tissues to attach to the needle portion more easily. Moreover, during twirling the needle, the porous layer also increases the capability to affect the surrounding tissues and therefore the stimulation to the acupuncture point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Kou-Tsair SU
  • Publication number: 20110245857
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle and delivery system that facilitates the sanitary insertion and handling of the acupuncture needle in all orientations, and that does not impede the performance of the various post-insertion procedures of the sort commonly used by acupuncture practitioners. In a fully assembled pre-use state, the device includes an acupuncture needle having a filiform shaft and an enlarged head portion, an insertion tube accommodating at least the filiform shaft of the acupuncture needle to protect the filiform shaft from contamination, a stabilization sleeve slidably engaging the outer surface of the insertion tube, and retainer means for releasably securing the acupuncture needle within the insertion tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: John Dumitru Stan
  • Patent number: 8025673
    Abstract: “A reflexotherapy applicator having needles fixed in a flat elastic base. Each needle has a core, a sharpened portion, and a thickened portion. The thickened portions are fixed in the base so that the sharpened portions protrude from the base. One or more needle groups have a partially coated core. One or more needle groups have multilayer coatings of the core and sharpened portion. One or more needle groups differ from the other groups by their materials or by the coating materials, which have different electrochemical potentials. The needles and their coatings are made from steel, copper, chromium, nickel, silver, cobalt, aluminum, magnesium, zinc, tin, titanium, vanadium, beryllium, gold, platinum, strontium, tellurium or their alloys and oxides. The needles are placed on the base so that adjacent needles are made from materials with different electrochemical potentials and are designed to contact an user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Nikolai Grigorievich Lyapko
  • Patent number: 8016782
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for the providing oxygenated blood to venous circulation. Embodiments include a femoral access approach to the creation of an Aorta-caval fistula at the bifurcation of the Aorta and the Inferior Vena Cava; an apparatus for the creation, modification and maintenance of a fistula; and a method of supplying oxygenated blood to the venous circulation of a patient. The devices, systems and methods can be used to treat patients with one or more numerous ailments including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, hypotension, respiratory failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, lung fibrosis and adult respiratory distress syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Rox Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Brenneman, Douglas S. Cali, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20110077675
    Abstract: A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module, a processing module, and a pain management functional module. The power harvesting module converts an electromagnetic signal into a supply voltage, wherein the bio-medical unit is operable within a host body. The processing module determines an acupuncture point of the host body and a treatment duration. The processing module then generates a control signal based on the acupuncture point and the treatment duration. The pain management functional module receives the control signal and actuates a needling of the acupuncture point in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventor: AHMADREZA (REZA) ROFOUGARAN
  • Patent number: 7846173
    Abstract: A puncturing guidance tube for a long and fine needle is invented that is comprised of: a cylindrical body forming a long tubal-shape, a head portion forming a funnel shaped rim, an upper portion (31) of the cylindrical body having a large diameter, a lower portion (32) of the cylindrical body having a small diameter, a transition portion disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion, wherein the large diameter is gradually reduced to the small diameter of the cylindrical body, and a needle gateway (33) forming a lateral opening vertically all along the cylindrical body for easily removing the guidance tube from an operating needle, so that the long and fine needle can be punctured without buckling during an initial operation of the puncturing. The overall length of the tube is about two-third of the needle and the opening width of the needle gateway (33) is wide enough to pass out the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Inventor: Heon Man Sirh
  • Publication number: 20100256664
    Abstract: Provided is a needle assembly for use in oriental acupuncture. The needle assembly includes: a hollow tubular rod member; a pin member which is movably installed in the rod member and can be inserted into a person's skin; and a reuse preventing unit preventing the pin member, which is protruded from an end of the rod member and is inserted into the skin, from being protruded from the end of the rod member and inserted into the skin again.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Hong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 7781486
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a sterile aqueous solution of a substance inhibiting the enzymatic decomposition of endogenous opioide neuropeptides, especially enkephalins, for producing a preparation provided for intravenous infusion, in order to intensify the action of punctual stimulation therapy carried out with an electrical current. One such substance is e.g. D-phenylalanine. In cases that are difficult to treat, pain can be effectively reduced or stopped by infusion of the preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Josef Constantin Szeles
  • Publication number: 20100191269
    Abstract: A cartridge for a consecutive acupuncture device includes a needle storage space in which at least one needle is stored, a charge slot serving as a passage for connecting the needle storage space with a striking position in order to allow sequentially loading of the needles at the striking position, and a catch step formed on at least part of the charge slot in order to prevent the neighboring needle from being discharged together when the needle is loaded at the striking position and then is struck and administered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Hyeon Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20100152763
    Abstract: A wireless magnetic needle system for traditional oriental medicine can apply a magnetic field to a needle being used for the acupuncture process on a patient by use of a Helmholtz coil capable of applying a magnetic field to a wide space and can apply a magnetic stimulus to the patient through the needle, thereby making it possible to maximize the therapy effect of the needle. The wireless magnetic needle system includes a current generating unit and a Helmholtz coil. The Helmholtz coil includes a first coaxial coil disposed over a bed for a patient, and a second coaxial coil disposed under the bed. The current generating unit generates a current, and the Helmholtz coil creates a magnetic field by using the current generated by the current generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yark Yeon Kim, Won Ick Jang, Chang Ho Bae, Seon Hee Park, Han Young
  • Publication number: 20100137896
    Abstract: The invention relates to medicine, in particular to reflexotherapy and can be used for producing long-term acupuncture action on a patient body. The inventive method for prolonged acupuncture treatment consists in determining acupuncture loci, in selecting the needle input and output points, in passing the needle through the selected needle input and output points, in keeping both needle ends outside the patient's skin, in securing the needle in this position by means of locks mounted on the needle ends and, after finishing the acupuncture session, leaving the needle in the patient's body for a specified time. Said method is characterised in that acusal tracts are formed in different histological layers of the patient's tissue by introducing needles and the points, situated in the area of the acupuncture loci and/or reflexogenic zone and/or indifferent zone, are selected as the input and/or output points for each needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Mariat Muradalievna Mukhina, Nikolay Veniaminovich Chadaev
  • Publication number: 20100137939
    Abstract: The invention includes an electro-acupuncture stimulation system for in vivo and in situ analgesia and tissue repair and regeneration. Electrodes, which can be acupuncture needles, are percutaneously implanted that deliver a pulsed electrical current that creates an electrical field, which envelopes the targeted tissue and restores cell-generating homeostasis to the affected tissue and thereby promotes analgesia and tissue re-growth in otherwise debilitated or deteriorating tissue. Methods and apparatuses are also disclosed that may include a needle locking system and acupuncture-needle assemblies for long-term in situ electrical stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Tisugen Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Y. King Liu
  • Publication number: 20100106221
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a power source, a control unit, a main unit, a conversion unit, a switch unit and an output unit. The control unit is configured for generating a control signal according to predetermined properties for an electric acupuncture and outputting an on signal. The main unit is configured for implementing communication functions of the wireless communication device. The conversion unit is configured for modulating a voltage from the power source according to the control signal to generate a series of electric pulses, the electric pulses ranging from 100 to 180 volts with a frequency at 0 to 20 hertz. The switch unit is configured for receiving the on signal and the electric pulses and outputting the electric pulses according to the on signal. The output unit is configured for receiving the electric pulses and applying the electric pulses to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Lin Su
  • Publication number: 20090209993
    Abstract: A therapy device includes an electric acupuncture band and an electric acupuncture element. The electric acupuncture band is provided with an electric acupuncture portion and a bonding portion connected to the electric acupuncture portion. The electric acupuncture portion is formed by means of joining an accommodating layer and an electric acupuncture layer. The electric acupuncture element comprises an electric acupuncture piece provided between the accommodating layer and the electric acupuncture layer of the electric acupuncture band. The surface of the electric acupuncture piece is exposed to the outside of the electric acupuncture layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Chih HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20090192406
    Abstract: An electroacupuncture system for measuring and treating meridian energy balance in a patient. The system can include a pressure sensitive probe and return path contact, both of which are connected to an electrical potential source. The probe and contact are meant to be applied to a patient to diagnose and treat meridian energy imbalances. The system also includes a processing apparatus connected to the electrical potential source capable of interpreting the readings taken by the electrical potential source and probe and affecting operation of the system based on the readings. The processing apparatus may also use measurements to calculate an overall meridian energy balance number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: MIRIDIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Larsen, Michael Walters
  • Publication number: 20090187205
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle guide assembly includes an acupuncture needle with a needle handle and a needle body, a guiding tube accommodating the acupuncture needle, and a container formed of a bottom piece and a top cover piece fitting over the bottom piece to form a reservoir to store the acupuncture needle and provide a sterile protection before use. The acupuncture and guiding tube are mounted in the reservoir. Said needle handle has at least one wide part which is wider in cross-section than the other parts, being located outside said guiding tube and said reservoir has at least one narrow portion which is thinner in cross-section than other parts of the reservoir and also thinner than said wide part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventor: Jiangang Shi
  • Publication number: 20090157112
    Abstract: An acupuncture needle assembly with an acupuncture needle and needle guide tube which are constructed and arranged to adhere magnetically together. The magnetic attraction allows the acupuncture needle to be held in the needle guide tube automatically. The needle guide tube may include magnetic or ferrous particles or material in its body structure. Preferably, the acupuncture needle includes magnetic or ferrous particles or material in its body structure. The needle handle may also glow in the dark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Frank He
  • Publication number: 20090143812
    Abstract: A flexible electronic acupuncture device comprises a metal substrate, an insulating layer disposed on the metal substrate, an circuit device disposed on the insulating layer and electrically connected to the metal substrate via a lead through the insulating layer, a rechargeable power module coupled to the circuit device to provide power therefore, a control device coupled to the circuit device to select the output wave form of the flexible electronic acupuncture device, and a skin pad disposed on the metal substrate to contact skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: MING-DAW CHEN, JIH-FON HUANG
  • Publication number: 20090143811
    Abstract: A magnetic acupuncture needle combining the treatments of magnetic therapy and acupuncture by affecting the natural magnetic bio-field of energy of the patient's body and attracting it to the target point of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Tom Chi
  • Publication number: 20090093834
    Abstract: A new concept of an acupuncture needle tube is invented. The needle tube includes a cylindrical body, a large diameter portion defined on the upper portion of the cylindrical body, a small diameter portion defined on the lower portion of the cylindrical body, the small diameter portion extending from the lower end of the large diameter portion to the lower end of the cylindrical body, and a needle gateway formed along with the lateral of the upper and lower tube on the cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Heon Man Sirh
  • Patent number: RE42489
    Abstract: A modality of twitch obtaining intramuscular stimulation (IMS) pain relief therapy employs an EMG needle having a Teflon coated shaft and exposed conductive tip to apply micro-electrical stimulation locally and focally to muscle motor end plate zones or regions of adjacent motor end plate zones. The electrical stimulation facilitates the elicitation of strong twitch responses from muscle fibers associated with the stimulated motor end plates, generally without requiring physical needle manipulation following the initial pin insertion. Less skill is required to effectively elicit pain relieving twitch responses, thus facilitating training of medical personnel to carry the procedure. Rapid movement between multiple treatment sites is possible allowing treatment of a larger number of afflicted muscles and muscle areas in a single treatment session. The strength and number of twitches obtained at the treatment sites can provide substantial relief from regional and diffuse myofacsial pain of radiculopathic origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: JusJas LLC, Oxford Instruments Medical Limited
    Inventors: Jennifer Chu, Peter Styles