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20090240096MAGNETIC CORE FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES - 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.09-24-2009
20100152522SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC FIELD PULSE PARAMETERS USING TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION - A system and methods for controlling pulse parameters during transcranial magnetic stimulation are provided. Multiple coils are placed on external body parts, and are controlled using an external control unit coupled to a stimulator having fast switches. The timing of the switches, as well as other parameters within the stimulator, determine the pulse parameters, such as pulse shape. The variety of pulse shapes obtainable using such a system and methods provides controlled physiologic effects within an internal body organ.06-17-2010
20100113863Methods and Systems for Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Enhance Cognitive Performance - Methods and systems are provided for using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enhance cognitive performance of at least one subject. At least one neural circuit is located in the brain of the subject, which is activated when the subject performs a predetermined task. Functional magnetic resonance imaging maps may be used to scan and generate maps of the interested neural circuits so as to locate proper neural circuits responsible for a predetermined task. An electromagnetic coil is positioned over a region on the scalp of the subject corresponding to the at least one neural circuit in the brain of the subject. A transcranial magnetic stimulation is delivered from the coil to the region on the scalp of the subject to induce current to flow in the brain that causes neuronal depolarization in the brain and effectuates a change in the performance of the predetermined task by the subject.05-06-2010
20130079582Device, Method, and System for Neural Modulation as Vaccine Adjuvant in a Vertebrate Subject - A method for enhancing an immune response in a vertebrate subject is described. The method includes providing at least one energy stimulus configured to modulate one or more nervous system components of the vertebrate subject, and administering one or more immunogen to the vertebrate subject, wherein the at least one energy stimulus and the one or more immunogen are provided in a combination and in a temporal sequence sufficient to enhance an immune response in the vertebrate subject.03-28-2013
20100087698REPETITIVE TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS - Methods are disclosed for using transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat a particular muscle grouping involved in a movement disorder comprising treating a patient with a treatment course comprising a plurality of treatment regimens, each regimen comprising applying repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over a position on the patient's scalp corresponding to a cortical region controlling the muscle grouping.04-08-2010
20130035538PORTABLE DIGITAL TRANSDUCER DEVICE THAT IS PROGRAMMABLE, HAS HIGH DISCRIMINATION AT LOW FREQUENCY AND LOW INTENSITY - A portable digital transducer device that is programmable, has high discrimination at low frequency and low intensity, including a modular, portable digital device that generates electromagnetic fields and can be used for many medical applications. The device can be programmed using software in terms of the main parameters thereof (amplitude, waveform, frequency, pulse sequence, positive-negative model, etc.). In addition, the device is completely portable, lightweight and powered by rechargeable batteries. The high degree of modularity of the device allows flexibility in terms of future developments in accordance with new required parameters. The device also enables the synchronous construction of generator arrays for linear and sequential applications. The device has high discrimination at frequencies below 1 milli-Hz and an intensity of 0.001 μA.02-07-2013
20130041201System and Method for Collecting, Storing, Processing, Transmitting and Presenting Very Low Amplitude Signals - A method and apparatus for producing an effect of a chemical or biochemical agent on a system responsive to such agent, are disclosed. In practicing the method, a plurality of low-frequency time-domain signals of the agent are generated, each at a different at a different noise level within a selected noise level range. The signals are analyzed by producing spectral plots of the time-domain signals, and identifying an optimized agent-specific time-domain signal based on information in the spectral plots. A chemical or biological system responsive to the agent is exposed to the optimized time-domain signal by placing the system within the magnetic field of an electromagnetic transducer, and applying the signal to the transducer at a signal amplitude and for a period sufficient to produce in the system an agent-specific effect on the system.02-14-2013
20100331604TREATMENT APPARATUS - A treatment apparatus which applies a magnetic field of a proper magnitude to a specific place of a treatment object includes a magnetic field generation part provided with first and second core members having end faces arranged oppositely and radiating lines of magnetic force therebetween and coils at the bases of the first and second core members. Additionally, a space adjustment part adjusts a space between the end faces of the first core member and that of the second core member, and a control part controls energization of the coil according to the space between the end face of the first core member and that of the second core member, thereby adjusting the intensity of the magnetic field to be generated by the magnetic field generation part.12-30-2010
20120184800REGULATION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE (MMP) GENE EXPRESSION IN TUMOR CELLS VIA THE APPLICATION OF ELECTRIC AND/OR ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS - Methods and devices for the regulation of gene expression in tissue by applying an electric and/or electromagnetic field generated by specific and selective signals so as to treat diseases, conditions, and/or tissue. Gene expression is the up-regulation or down-regulation of the process whereby specific portions (genes) of the human genome (DNA) are transcribed into mRNA and subsequently translated into protein. Methods and devices are described for the regulation of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) protein gene expression in tumor cells of various targeted tissues via the capacitive coupling or inductive coupling (e.g., by electrodes or one or more coils or other field generating devices disposed with respect to the targeted cells) of specific and selective signals to the cells of these tissues, where the resultant electric and/or electromagnetic fields treat diseased or injured tissues. The resulting methods and devices are useful for the targeted treatment and/or prevention of tumor growth and/or spread, and/or any other conditions in which MMP protein may be implicated.07-19-2012
20130072746METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - Energy emitting systems are provided which include an adjustable conductive coil configured to generate a magnetic or electromagnetic field focused on a target nerve. The coil includes a central aperture which may be adjustable between a first configuration and a second configuration having a radius greater than the radius of the first configuration. The adjustable or movable nature of the coil allows the conductive coil to conform to, accommodate, or be positioned on a particular anatomical structure of a patient to position the coil in proximity to the underlying target nerve. In certain embodiments, methods of magnetic induction therapy are provided which include positioning a conductive coil relative to a portion of a patient's body by adjusting the central aperture of the coil such that the coil may conform to, accommodate or be positioned on the portion of the patient's body in proximity to the underlying target nerve.03-21-2013
20130072747Apparatus and Method for Detecting a Sleep Disordered Breathing Precursor - A device according to some embodiments may include a primary antenna configured to be located external to a subject. The device may also include at least one processor in electrical communication with the primary antenna and configured to receive a condition signal from an implantable device, the condition signal indicative of a precursor to sleep disordered breathing, and cause transmission of a primary signal from the primary antenna to the implantable device, in response to the condition signal, to stimulate at least one nerve in response to the precursor to sleep disordered breathing.03-21-2013
20090292158APPARATUS USING MAGNETIC FIELDS TO UNIFORMLY INDUCE ELECTRICAL FIELDS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for delivering an electric field to a body by delivering a first magnetic field from a first coil in a first orientation to a body and directed at a desired target within the body, and delivering a second magnetic field from a second coil in a second orientation directed at the desired target within the body to induce an electric field across the desired target, wherein only one magnetic field is delivered to the body at any one time.11-26-2009
20130066137METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTABLISHING, ADJUSTING, AND/OR MODULATING PARAMETERS FOR NEURAL STIMULATION BASED ON FUNCTIONAL AND/OR STRUCTURAL MEASUREMENTS - Methods and systems for establishing, adjusting, and/or modulating parameters for neural stimulation based, at least in part, on functional and/or structural measurements are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment includes measuring a volume of functionally active neural tissue within a patient's central nervous system both before and after affecting a target neural population of the patient with electromagnetic stimulation. The method further includes controlling at least one signal delivery parameter with which the electromagnetic stimulation is applied to the patient based, at least in part, on the measured difference in the volume of functionally active neural tissue.03-14-2013
20090234179METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or more energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. In one embodiment, the energy emitting apparatus is an apparatus for magnetic induction therapy that includes one or more conductive coils disposed in an ergonomic housing that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on an input provided by the one or more sensors.09-17-2009
20130165734TIME-DOMAIN TRANSDUCTION SIGNALS AND METHODS OF THEIR PRODUCTION AND USE - A storage medium having a low frequency time-domain signal stored thereon, and methods of generating, scoring, testing and using the signals are disclosed. In one general embodiment, the signal is derived from a taxane-like compound or an siRNA against human GADPH, and is useful in treating cancer in a subject by exposing the subject a low-magnetic field transduction of the signal. Also disclosed are improved signal transduction methods.06-27-2013
20110144411SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAGNETIC-ASSISTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY - Systems and methods that provide magnetically-enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents to selected tissue are disclosed. The systems and methods involve the use of carrier devices and release devices and two different magnetic fields to move magnetic particles into selected tissue. Movement of the magnetic particles (and any associated therapeutic agent) into the tissue may be assisted by both magnetic attractive forces as well as magnetic repulsive forces.06-16-2011
20100048980ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MASSAGE DEVICE AND WEARABLE MASSAGE APPARATUS - The invention relates to a massage device (02-25-2010
20130023719System for Monitoring the Use of Medical Devices - A system for monitoring the use of a home-based medical apparatus providing medical therapy to a patient incorporates communication technology to permit communication from the operated component of the medical apparatus to a central station through one or more of Bluetooth® telephone communications, Smart Phone communications, Internet communications through a network, or other known or forthcoming communication devices. The operated medical apparatus can report any operational function to the central station for monitoring by medical professionals or caregivers, including the timing of any operation of the apparatus, the duration of operation, the effectiveness of the therapy, and malfunctions in the operation of the apparatus. The monitoring system is particularly adapted for use with inflation garment therapy and negative pressure wound therapy systems. The medical apparatus can also be provided with an RFD tag so that the medical apparatus, and perhaps the patient using the medical apparatus, can be found.01-24-2013
20090082613OSTEO OR TISSUE HEALING KIT AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - An osteo or tissue healing kit and method of promoting the healing of compromised bone or tissue in a living mammal. The osteo or tissue healing device of the kit includes a magnetic field emitter and a controlling circuit, and at least one stem cell. The method of using the osteo or tissue healing kit includes placing at least one stem cell within the compromised bone or tissue and applying a time variant magnetic field.03-26-2009
20110137105Portable magnetic field stimulator - The portable magnetic field stimulator of the present invention has a microcontroller which sets sinusoidal wave or pulse voltage signals of different frequency, intensity, duty cycle through a manipulation interface, and inputs the signals to a pulse type voltage/current conversion circuit or sinusoidal wave type voltage/current conversion circuit. Finally, the current is transported to the stimulating coil to produce sinusoidal wave or pulse wave magnetic field having direct current level with frequency 1˜2 kHz and with magnetic flux 1˜300 Gauss. Thereby, not only the variation of frequency can be controlled but also the other subtle parameters such as duty cycle, multi wave form switching are also able to be manipulated and set, and different stimulating wave form of sinusoidal wave or pulse can also be produced. In addition, it can be applied in diversified symptoms.06-09-2011
20130085316Apparatus and Method for Delivery of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Using Biological Feedback to a Robotic Arm - Disclosed are apparatus and methods for computer-aided, robotic delivery of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) using biologically derived feedback to establish coil position relative to brain functional regions. The apparatus includes a TMS coil mounted to a robotic member. The position of the stimulating coil can be automatically optimized using the TMS-induced bio-responses of various types.04-04-2013
20110288365TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system and methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation, the system including a helmet, a positioning portion, a stimulator and a cooling system, are disclosed. The helmet includes a coil for deep brain magnetic stimulation. The coil has a base portion, and return portions, which may include a protruding return portion and a contacting return portion. The coil is designed to minimize unintended stimulation of portions of the brain, while reducing accumulation of surface charges. The coil is stimulated at several locations and/or at different times so as to focus the electrical field on a specific deep neuronal structure.11-24-2011
20110288364TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system and methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation, the system including a helmet, a positioning portion, a stimulator and a cooling system, are disclosed. The helmet includes a coil for deep brain magnetic stimulation. The coil has a base portion, and return portions, which may include a protruding return portion and a contacting return portion. The coil is designed to minimize unintended stimulation of portions of the brain, while reducing accumulation of surface charges. The coil is stimulated at several locations and/or at different times so as to focus the electrical field on a specific deep neuronal structure.11-24-2011
20090099405MONOPHASIC MULTI-COIL ARRAYS FOR TRANCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION - Efficient use of multi-coil arrays for magnetic nerve stimulation depends upon coordinating the coil polarity, the pulse phase and the pulse timing. Monophasic magnetic nerve stimulators produce more precise and predictable results in the stimulation of nerves than biphasic and polyphasic machines, but are less electrically efficient, and consequently limited in terms of pulse train speed. The present invention concerns the coordination of pulse polarity, phase, timing, and strength between multiple magnetic stimulation coils. The goal is to optimize the manner in which multiple coils may be used synergistically to control the activity of underlying neural tissue.04-16-2009
20090082612Method of using magnetic fields to uniformly induce electric fields for therapeutic purposes - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for delivering an electric field to a body by delivering a first magnetic field from a first coil in a first orientation to a body and directed at a desired target within the body, and delivering a second magnetic field from a second coil in a second orientation directed at the desired target within the body to induce an electric field across the desired target, wherein only one magnetic field is delivered to the body at any one time.03-26-2009
20110196188METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CREATE RESONANCE IN WATER AND TO DESTROY RESONANCE IN BACTERIA - A method to create resonance in water at the period 24/3−208-11-2011
20100081858Magnetic Therapy Device - According to an example embodiment, a magnetic therapy device may include a housing, a disk, a tachometer, a microprocessor, a driver integrated circuit, and a plurality of coils. The disk may include a plurality of magnets thereon, the disk being mounted inside the housing and configured to rotate within the housing. The tachometer may be configured to monitor a magnetic field generated by the plurality of magnets and provide a frequency signal to a microprocessor based on the monitored magnetic field. The microprocessor may be configured to provide a control signal to the driver integrated circuit based on the frequency signal, the microprocessor being programmed to provide the control signal to maintain a constant speed of rotation of the disk based on the frequency signal. The driver integrated circuit may be configured to provide a current to a plurality of coils based on the control signal. The plurality of coils may be configured to generate, based on the current received from the driver integrated circuit, a magnetic field which will generate a force on the plurality of magnets and thereby cause the disk to rotate.04-01-2010
20090099404IMPLANTABLE DEVICE, SYSTEM FOR GENERATING LOCALISED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE AREA OF AN IMPLANT AND COIL ARRANGEMENT - The invention relates to an implantable device to be fixed to a bone and comprising an electrically conductive base body provided with at least two through holes and at least one pair of shaft-shaped contact means, wherein each contact means passes through a through hole of the base body and penetrates a section of the bone in an implanted state, wherein the surface of each contact means comprises a first and a second electrically conductive surface section as well as an electrically insulating surface section separating the electrically conductive surface sections from each other, wherein the first electrically conductive surface section electrically contacts the base body while the second electrically conductive surface section is electrically insulated with respect to the base body, wherein each contact means contains a coil arrangement in its interior by means of which the electrically conductive surface sections of each contact means are electrically coupled, and wherein the coil arrangements of a pair are wound in opposite directions.04-16-2009
20090292159METHODS OF USING MAGNETIC FIELDS TO UNIFORMLY INDUCE ELECTRIC FIELDS FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for delivering an electric field to a body by delivering a first magnetic field from a first coil in a first orientation to a body and directed at a desired target within the body, and delivering a second magnetic field from a second coil in a second orientation directed at the desired target within the body to induce an electric field across the desired target, wherein only one magnetic field is delivered to the body at any one time.11-26-2009
20120296150PORTABLE APPARATUS FOR LOCAL COMBINED ELECTROMAGNETIC IRRIDATION - The present invention relates to the electromagnetic field physiotherapy and may be used for treating and preventing various diseases and disorders.11-22-2012
20080275289COIL OPTIMIZATION FOR MAGNETIC STIMULATION - A method of determining an optimal coil shape for use in magnetic stimulation includes identifying a stimulation location and a constraint at the stimulation location. A first electromagnetic effect at the stimulation location is determined. The first electromagnetic effect is induced by a first electrical quantity assigned to a first current element at a first current element location with a first orientation. A second electromagnetic effect at the stimulation location is also determined. The second electromagnetic effect is induced by a second electrical quantity assigned to a second current element at the first current element location with a second orientation. Based on the first electromagnetic effect and the second electromagnetic effect, an optimal orientation of a current element at the first current element location is determined. The optimal orientation is such that the constraint is satisfied. Repeating the process at a plurality of locations yields the optimal coil shape.11-06-2008
20090187062Fixture of the Head for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator - A transcranial magnetic stimulator according to the present invention includes fixing means for detachably fixing a magnetic field generating means and contains a fixture of a head which covers a head of an examinee to be fixed engaged with a shape of the head that is inherent to an examinee; and characterized in that: a relative position of the magnetic field generating means with respect to the head of the examinee is held constant so that the highest point of an intensity of an electric current to be induced by a magnetic field to be generated by the magnetic field generating means is constantly arranged on a target spot of a diameter not more than 10 mm, which depends on each of the examinees and is located within a cranium, by fixing the magnetic field generating means to the fixing means and a direction of a magnetic field to be generated by the magnetic field generating means and a direction of the target spot are made into a fixed relation.07-23-2009
20090203954Magnetic-Field Applicator - The invention relates to a magnetic-field applicator for heating magnetic or magnetizable substances or particles in human or animal tissue having at least two magnet coils (08-13-2009
20080306325METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve that are connected to the logic controller. The one or more energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. In one embodiment, the energy emitting apparatus is an apparatus for magnetic induction therapy that includes one or more conductive coils disposed in an ergonomic housing that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on an input provided by the one or more sensors.12-11-2008
20110224480EMF probe configurations for electro-modulation of ionic channels of cells and methods of use thereof - A system for pattern recognition of cell and tissue malfunction and for treatment of such malfunction is presented. When a malfunction is recognized by a search signal or field, it is expressed as a waveform and an audio transform thereof. A malfunction pattern generally appears as a weak or static signal and, in audio terms, as a screeching sound. A complex EM wave and energy pattern is then re-iteratively applied to the location of the malfunction pattern until the pattern is normalized. A normalized pattern appears as a stronger more uniform waveform and a lower pitched audio of uniform amplitude. The mechanism of action of the process entails the correction of voltaic gradient errors across ionic channels of cells of tissues that are afflicted. Different conditions implicate different channels and cells. The system corrects undesirable voltage gradients across the cell membranes to restore normal flow of one or more categories of anions in or out of channels of cell membranes.09-15-2011
20090069626Electromagnetic field treatment apparatus and method for using same - Larmor Precession makes specific predictions about bound ion dynamics, based upon specific combinations of AC and DC magnetic fields. Especially significant is the fact that the external magnetic field environment determines the overall qualities of resonances or particular changes in bio-effects. Given a target with a particular gyromagnetic ratio, Larmor Precession makes predictions that are determined solely by a magnetic field environment itself. An embodiment according to the present invention comprises specific combinations of AC and DC magnetic fields configured to produce specific bio-effects. Preferably an embodiment according to the present invention comprises using Larmor Precession to develop Electromagnetic Field environments targeted towards enhancing or diminishing specific biological processes, including tumor growth, bone and tissue repair, and biological processes and using Larmor Precession to generate magnetic field conditions that take advantage of specific behaviors, including resonances conditions.03-12-2009
20080262287System for delivery of magnetic stimulation - A system for delivering magnetic stimulation to a subject that has a magnetic stimulation coil, a power source, and a patient-positioning device is provided. The magnetic stimulation coil is movably connected to patient-positioning device for fixably positioning the magnetic stimulation coil to stimulate a region of a subject and electrically connected to the power source. A cooling system maintains the magnetic stimulation coil between a temperature of about 5° C. and about 40° C. during operation of the coil for a period of at least 90 minutes. An attachment site for a second magnetic stimulation coil is provided, and the second magnetic stimulation coil is optionally movably connected to the patient-positioning device for positioning the second magnetic stimulation coil independently of the first magnetic stimulation coil to provide a combination delivery of magnetic stimulation to a second region of the subject.10-23-2008
20120197064PORTABLE MAGNETIC STIMULATION TYPE MEDICALCARE DEVICE - Provided is a magnetic stimulation type medicalcare device including a main body for generating a magnetic stimulation and various probes electrically connected to the main body to stimulate a skin of a patient through non-contact deep penetration. The magnetic stimulation type medicalcare device includes a main body for generating a voltage and at least one probe in which a coil for generating a magnetic field from the voltage generated in the main body is built, the at least one probe being electrically connected to the main body. The main body includes an alternating current (AC) voltage supply part, a transformer connected to the AC voltage supply part to boost an AC voltage, a voltage supply regulation part for regulating the AC voltage flowing from the AC voltage supply part into the transformer, a diode for rectifying and charging the AC voltage boosted by the transformer, and a control part for discharging the voltage into a coil within the probe and controlling the AC voltage regulation by the AC supply regulation part. The probe includes a stick-type probe, a joint-type probe, and a pelvis-type probe seated on buttocks.08-02-2012
20120197063Systems and Methods Which Remove Material From Blood Vessel Walls - Systems and methods for removing plaque from blood vessels by applying constant or time varying magnetic or electrical fields. In one embodiment a system includes winding configurations positioned about a central axis along which a body region may be placed. Each winding configuration generates a magnetic field in a direction which passes through the body region. A first winding configuration generates a first magnetic field component perpendicular to a second magnetic field component generated by a second winding configuration. In a related method for removing a deposit of plaque from a position along a wall of a blood vessel a magnetic field is applied which has a net direction predominantly orthogonal to the direction of the flow of blood through the vessel.08-02-2012
20090247808MAGNETIC CORE FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES - 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.10-01-2009
20100160712METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve. The energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. The energy emitting apparatus includes one or more conductive coils that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on input provided by the sensors. The sensor may also include a microneedle array to detect electrical conduction or an energy emitting apparatus may include a microneedle array to produce or deliver energy, an electrical or magnetic stimulus or field.06-24-2010
20100185041Cylindrical magnetic field projection method - A method for creating a cylindrical magnetic field with accompanying linear electric vector potential, and projecting it into a substance, and a method for modulating this field. In one embodiment the field is projected into a person for therapy with a circumferentially magnetized ferromagnetic cylinder. This field is then modulated with toroidally wound coil to carry the modulated signal deep into the body. A principal therapeutic benefit of this embodiment is rapid pain relief.07-22-2010
20100261947VIVO STIMULATION OF CELLULAR MATERIAL - The present invention relates to the in vivo stimulation of cellular material. In particular, the present invention relates to a method for stimulating cells and tissue in vivo comprising the step of applying to said cells and tissue an electrobiomimetic stimulus, wherein the growth characteristics of said cells and tissue are enhanced as compared to cells and tissue not receiving said stimulus.10-14-2010
20110060179Transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device with attachment portion for receiving tracking device - A transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device having a tracking device with a mating portion and at least one set of two or more reflective elements, a casing separate from a tracking device and containing at least one coil winding having a known orientation within the casing, and an attachment portion corresponding to the mating portion for removably attaching the tracking device to the casing such that, when attached, the reflective elements have a known orientation with respect to the known orientation of the coil winding.03-10-2011
20130123568UNIVERSAL CLOSED-LOOP ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM - A universal closed-loop functional electrical stimulation system comprising at least one electrode assembly adapted to deliver an electrical stimulation signal to the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, or muscles of a user, a sensor system adapted to detect a mechanical response to a muscle stimulation signal of at least one muscle associated with a muscle group stimulated through the nervous system or proximate to the electrode assembly. An electrical stimulation device operably coupled to at least one electrode assembly and the sensor system, the electrical stimulation device including a control system to automatically receive feedback from at least one characteristic of the muscle from the detected muscle response and adjust at least one parameter of the muscle stimulation signal in real-time and in response thereto and a programmed microprocessor for controlling said electrical stimulation and receiving input from said sensor system.05-16-2013
20100228075Method and Apparatus to Record and Analyze TMS Treatments and Results - A treatment apparatus configured to treat a patient for a neurological disorder comprises a patient interface configured for the patient to enter data for an assessment of his or her subjective sensations, for example pain symptoms associated with migraines. The subjective patient sensation data may comprise at least one of a patient symptom of the neurological condition or a patient trigger of the neurological condition. For example the subjective patient sensations may comprise symptoms that correspond to migraine such as aura symptoms. The treating physician can view the subjective patient data, and diagnose and treat the patient with a treatment plan by writing a treatment plan to a storage device, for example treatment instructions written to a smart card. The storage device can be delivered to the treatment apparatus such that the patient can be treated in response to physician's treatment plan.09-09-2010
20100222629METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - Energy emitting systems are provided which include an adjustable conductive coil configured to generate a magnetic or electromagnetic field focused on a target nerve. The coil includes a central aperture which may be adjustable between a first configuration and a second configuration having a radius greater than the radius of the first configuration. The adjustable or movable nature of the coil allows the conductive coil to conform to, accommodate, or be positioned on a particular anatomical structure of a patient to position the coil in proximity to the underlying target nerve. In certain embodiments, methods of magnetic induction therapy are provided which include positioning a conductive coil relative to a portion of a patient's body by adjusting the central aperture of the coil such that the coil may conform to, accommodate or be positioned on the portion of the patient's body in proximity to the underlying target nerve.09-02-2010
20100113862TREATMENT OF AMELIORATION OF ARTHRITIC JOINT PAIN - An apparatus for treatment of pain includes a coil formed by a generally flat elliptical base member wrapped by wire in two separated grooves spaced axially along the outer surface and a portable battery powered generator unit for generating a current such that the electromagnetic field has a required magnitude of magnetic flux density in the range 1×10405-06-2010
20100197992COIL STRUCTURE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC STIMULATION OF A PROCESS WITHIN A LIVING ORGANISM, DEVICE USING SUCH COIL STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF DRIVING - A distributed electromagnetic coil structure for applying a time varying electromagnetic field to a population of living organisms is described. The coil structure comprises at least a substantially planar first coil sub-structure. The first coil sub-structure comprises at least a first wire of a predetermined shape and a least a second wire of a predetermined shape, wherein said first and second wire are shaped to define one or more of first cells. An electromagnetic field is generated by said first cells when a current runs through said first coil sub-structure.08-05-2010
20110237862MULTIFUNCTIONAL Fe3O4 CORED MAGNETIC-QUANTUM DOT FLUORESCENT NANOCOMPOSITES FOR RF NANO-HYPERTHERMIA OF CANCER CELLS - A magnetic oxide-quantum dot nanocomposite and methods of synthesizing it. In one embodiment, the magnetic oxide-quantum dot nanocomposite has at least one magnetic oxide nanoparticle coated with a silica (SiO09-29-2011
20090105522Electric Circuit, Having Transformer which Can Function as a Buffer Inductor, and Magnetic Stimulator Therewith - The present invention relates to an electric circuit having a transformer capable of functioning as a buffer inductor, and a magnetic stimulator using the transformer. The electric circuit of the present invention includes a power supply unit, and rectification means for rectifying current from the power supply unit. A transformer has an inductor on a primary side connected to the power supply unit. A capacitor is connected to an inductor on a secondary side of the transformer. Reverse flow prevention means is connected in series between the capacitor and the transformer to prevent charges stored in the capacitor from reversely flowing toward the transformer. A discharge inductor receives charges stored in the capacitor as discharge current and forms a magnetic field. First switching means turns on or off flow of the discharge current that flows in one direction. Bypass means causes current to flow in one direction.04-23-2009
20120035410SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PELVIC DISORDERS INCLUDING MAGNETIC PARTICULATES - Systems and methods of localizing or delivery cells, biologics and/or drugs to a specific target area to treat pelvic health disorders are provided. A treatment composition including cells, biologics and/or drugs are associated with magnetic particulates, and the positioning of these materials is facilitated through use of a magnetic field-generating device that is configured to be placed on or into a pelvic anatomical structure. Certain embodiments directed to the treatment of ED in male patients can include a cell based therapy system.02-09-2012
20100331603METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE PHYSICAL TREATMENT OF PARETIC PATIENTS - The present invention relates to a training device for the physical therapy of paretic patients, comprising at least one magnetic stimulator for applying functional magnetic stimulation to paralyzed muscles of said patient in order to induce a periodical movement; at least one guiding element for restricting the degrees of freedom of the movement induced; and at least one resistance element for providing a resistance against the movement induced, wherein the device is configured such that the torque of the movement induced is at least 1.25 Nm. The invention also concerns a therapy method for a paretic patient, comprising providing such a training device, applying magnetic stimulation, impeding the movement via the at least one resistance element; and determining the torque of the movement induced.12-30-2010
20100331602FOCUSED MAGNETIC FIELDS - Devices, systems and methods are provided applicable to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for focusing the magnetic fields generated by electromagnets. In particular, devices, systems and methods including focusing electromagnets and focusing shapes are described.12-30-2010
20110144412PIEZOELECTRIC, MICRO-EXERCISE PAD APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus and method for micro-exercise apply piezoelectric stress to cells of a bone mass by inducing voltages in the bone mass. Application of dynamic, electromagnetic fields passing through the conductive bone mass induce currents and voltages locally in and around cells or groups of cells. The cells respond to the combination of mechanical stress and strain by building themselves up as they would if they had been subjected to the stress and strain of conventional exercise. Thus, micro-exercise at a cellular level of the bone mass can be stimulated as if the stress and strain had been applied to the entire bone structure of which the smaller cellular portions are constituent parts. In combination with casts or splints, the sources of electromagnetic flux may be embedded in the frame or solid structure, the protective padding added for comfort, or both.06-16-2011
20110082326TREATMENT OF CLINICAL APPLICATIONS WITH NEUROMODULATION - Described herein are systems and methods for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) including one or more TMS electromagnets for stimulation of target deep brain regions to stimulate, enhance and/or inhibit neural activity.04-07-2011
20120245403Insole Electromagnetic Therapy Device - A device includes a therapeutic electromagnetic circuit configured to emit an electromagnetic field upon activation and a resilient shoe insole coating surrounding the therapeutic electromagnetic circuit, in which the therapeutic electromagnetic device has a circuit board, having an electromagnetic field generator thereon, an antenna, coupled to the circuit board and arranged to radiate the electromagnetic field generated by the electromagnetic field generator, a power source, coupled to the electromagnetic field generator via an activator, and the activator, in which the activator, when turned on, is configured to activate the electromagnetic field generator.09-27-2012
20090216067ROBOTIZED INSTALLATION FOR THE POSITIONING AND MOVEMENT OF A COMPONENT OR INSTRUMENT AND TREATMENT DEVICE THAT COMPRISES SUCH AN INSTALLATION - Robotized installation for the guided and controlled positioning and movement of a component or an instrument for diagnostic or surgical treatment at or around the head of a patient, whereby the installation includes a robotic device that forms a serial kinematic chain and carries component or instrument at its free and position-controlled end. The robotic device has three kinematic sub-assemblies that are mutually combined in series and include, a first sub-assembly in the form of a rotary-articulation mechanism corresponding to a serial-type, spherical kinematic arrangement with three degrees of freedom, a second sub-assembly in the form of a mechanism with linear translation along an axis, and a third sub-assembly in the form of a second rotary-articulation mechanism, integral with the moving part of the second sub-assembly and also corresponding to a serial-type spherical kinematic arrangement with three degrees of freedom.08-27-2009
20100069703BIOPHYSIOLOGICAL REGULATOR FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS - The invention relates to a biophysiological regulator for therapeutic treatments, including brain stimulation coils (03-18-2010
20110098523Apparatus for Stimulating a Healing Process in the Region of an Implant - An apparatus is provided for stimulating a healing process. The apparatus includes a coil arrangement which is coupled to a functional power generator in order to generate an electromagnetic field in an affected body region, a control unit for influencing a voltage curve generated by the functional power generator in accordance with signals transmitted by an input interface of the control unit, at least one implant that is disposed in the affected body zone and is coupled to a transformer coil arrangement, the poles of which are connected to a couple of electrodes, a sensing device for sensing a voltage applied between the couple of electrodes, and a transmission device for transmitting signals characteristic of the voltage to the control unit.04-28-2011
20110077451Inductive heating of tissues using alternating magnetic fields and uses thereof - Provided herein are methods and devices for inductively heating a tissue to effect a biological response in the tissue or in a biomolecule comprising the same. The methods and devices comprise means for applying a high frequency alternating magnetic field via an inductive coil comprising an applicator to the tissue and means for monitoring feedback from the alternating magnetic field to control and/or adjust heat, for example, in the tissue, which further includes a means for cooling the tissue. Particularly, the device may be a hand held piece that incorporates or has at least an applicator, including a radiofrequency energy generator and output, an inductive coil, an impedance matching system, a cooling system, including a thermally conductive surface and a coolant housing containing a coolant that circulates through the thermally conductive surface, and a feedback monitor. Optionally, the device may comprise a tissue-shaper.03-31-2011
20110077452K-RING ELECTROMAGNETIC TREATMENT APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUMORS, ARTHRITIS AND OTHER AILMENTS - A magnetic field therapy apparatus includes a first wire coil, a second wire coil and an electrically conductive member connecting the coils in series. The coils are wound in the same direction. In a preferred embodiment the coils are wrapped around a single bobbin, with the first coil forming a bottom layer and the second coil wrapped around the first coil and forming a top layer. AC power coupled to the coils energizes the coils and generates a magnetic field within the bobbin interior region. When current enters one coil it induces current in the other coil, thereby creating a scalar effect, producing energy in the form of a helix. The waves are identical, but out of phase temporally, that is, physically identical, but 180 degrees out of phase in terms of time. In an alternate embodiment, the coils may be on separate bobbins. A trigger may be applied to the part of a body undergoing therapy.03-31-2011
20100099942METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC HUMAN AND ANIMAL IMMUNE STIMULATION AND/OR REPAIR SYSTEMS ACTIVATION - A method and device that can deliver a time-varying electric field non-invasively inside of biological tissue and/or biological fluid such as blood and/or lymph and/or synovial fluid and/or interstitial fluid and/or other fluids in-vivo and with magnitudes that do not cause a tolerable amount of neural motor and sensory action potential generation and frequency components below the megahertz range by means of the placement of more than one electrode on the skin with or without some intermediate biological, synthetic, or natural agent or substance between the electrode and the skin and/or by induction by means of a time-varying magnetic field or both with the novel purpose of activation and/or potentiation and/or normalization and/or regulation and/or stimulation and/or signaling and/or increase and/or regulation of the alertness and/or self tuning of the immune system or any of its parts or components directly or indirectly, locally and/or globally with the purpose of pathogen load reduction and/or reduction of the disease symptoms and/or clinical improvement and/or tumor size reduction and/or malignancy reduction or amelioration and/or improvement of the effects of an autoimmune disorder or any other related condition that could be treated or remised by its effects.04-22-2010
20110118535APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY - The invention relates to a device for magnetic field therapy which is preferably adapted for producing nuclear magnetic resonances in the tissue to be treated. The device comprises a base and two side parts having coils integrated therein.05-19-2011
20100185042CONTROL AND COORDINATION OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION ELECTROMAGNETS FOR MODULATION OF DEEP BRAIN TARGETS - Described herein are devices and method for control and coordination of TMS electromagnets for modulation of deep brain targets. For example, described herein are methods and devices for stimulating neural structures within the brain using multi-coil arrays. Also described herein are devices and methods that relate generally to the focusing of magnetic fields generated by electromagnets used for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Devices and methods relating generally to the focusing of magnetic fields generated by electromagnets used for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation are also described, as well as devices and methods that relate generally to moving and positioning electromagnets generating magnetic fields used for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Finally, also described are devices and methods that relate generally to control of moving, positioning, and activating electromagnets generating magnetic fields used for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.07-22-2010
20110218381Magnetic Stimulation coils with electrically conducting structures - The present invention introduces a novel apparatus (09-08-2011
20100016650Magnetic stimulators and stimulating coils - A stimulating coil for use in the magnetic stimulation of neuro-muscular tissue comprises a self-supporting but flexible conductor in a flexible insulating sheath which can be adjusted by hand to conform the coil to the contours of a selected part of the human body. The coil is provided with a cooling system which includes a conduit disposed adjacent or within the coil and a pump for driving coolant through the conduit.01-21-2010
20080281145Golgi Stimulator - Method and apparatus to improve blood circulation, increase muscle and bone mass, improve joint tissue vitality, repair damaged nerves, and reduce scar tissue, by inducing the targeted biological muscle tissue with a low frequency, northerly polarized, pulsed, DC magnetic field concurrently with a low frequency vibration applied directly to the body's muscle tissue to stimulate the Golgi tendon organs by repetitive displacement of the targeted muscle tissue.11-13-2008
20120232330Device for Administering Drugs and for Influencing the Effects of Drugs - A device has a voltage source, an electric conductor connected to an electric pole of the voltage source and acting as an electrode, and a substrate arranged in an electromagnetic field which is formed in the vicinity of the electric conductor when the voltage source is active. The substrate is used to receive drugs.09-13-2012
20120065456PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE THROUGH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD EXPOSURE - The invention includes a method of treating and preventing a neurological disorder, such as Alzheimer's Disease, in a subject in need thereof by positioning an electromagnetic field emitting source proximal to the subject and exposing the subject to an electromagnetic field having a predetermined frequency for a predetermined absorption period. Preferably, each individual treatment (comprising exposure to the predetermined frequency for the predetermined absorption period) is continued at a predetermined schedule (preferably daily) for a predetermined treatment period.03-15-2012
20120016177TRAJECTORY-BASED DEEP-BRAIN STEREOTACTIC TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION - The present invention provides for Stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS) at predetermined locations with the brain or spinal cord and incorporates an array of electromagnets arranged in a specified configuration where selected coils in the array are pulsed simultaneously. Activation of foci demonstrated by functional MRI or other imaging techniques can be used to locate the neural region affected. Imaging techniques can also be utilized to determine the location of the designated targets.01-19-2012
20120310035TRANSCRANIAL MAGNET STIMULATION OF DEEP BRAIN TARGETS - The treatment of specific neurological and psychiatric illnesses using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) requires that specific neuroanatomical structures are targeted using specific pulse parameters. Described herein are methods of positioning and powering TMS electromagnets to selectively stimulate a deep brain target region while minimizing the impact on non-target regions between the TMS electromagnet and the target. Use of these configurations may involve a combination of physical, spatial and/or temporal summation. Specific approaches to achieving temporal summation are detailed.12-06-2012
20120209054Reducing Discomfort Caused By Electrical Stimulation - The invention is directed to a novel method for reducing discomfort caused by transcutaneous stimulation. The novel method includes providing transcutaneous stimulation, reducing the transcutaneous stimulation at a first location, and substantially maintaining the transcutaneous stimulation at a second location. The transcutaneous stimulation may be created by electric and/or magnetic fields. The first location may be relatively proximate to the cutaneous surface and may comprise tissue, nerves and muscle. Also, the second location may be relatively deeper than the first location and include, for example, brain tissue that requires the transcutaneous stimulation for treatment purposes. The invention further may include locating a conductor on a treatment area and/or a transcutaneous stimulation device relative to the first location. In addition, the method may further include adjusting how much the transcutaneous stimulation is reduced at the first location.08-16-2012
20100056847ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MASSAGE DEVICE AND WEARABLE MASSAGE APPARATUS - The invention relates to a massage device (03-04-2010
20110105826TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION BY ENHANCED MAGNETIC FIELD PERTURBATIONS - Described herein are devices, systems and methods to enhance the magnetic perturbation of a neuronal (e.g., brain) target during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), thereby enhancing the induced current in the target. In general, these devices, systems and methods enhance the magnetic perturbation (dB/dt) of the target by mechanically moving a TMS electromagnet (e.g. coil) at a frequency of greater than 1 kHz.05-05-2011
20100094076Connector for a cooling system for a magnetic stimulator - A magnetic neuro-muscular stimulator system, a stimulator coil of elongate conductor; a coolant system configured to cool the stimulated coil including a coolant jacket about at least a portion of the conductor; a connector for connecting the coolant system to the elongate conductor, the connector having a first port communicating with a first portion of the coolant system; a second port communicating with a second portion of the coolant system, the first and second ports being in fluid communication; and the connector further including a through bore such that a portion of the elongate conductor extends from externally of the connector through the bore and through the first port, wherein the elongate conductor is in sealed contact with a portion of the bore such that the coolant is prevented from flowing through the bore.04-15-2010
20120149969METHOD AND MORPHOLOGICALLY ADAPTABLE APPARATUS FOR ALTERING THE CHARGE DISTRIBUTION UPON LIVING MEMBRANES WITH FUNCTIONAL STABILIZATION OF THE MEMBRANE PHYSICAL ELECTRICAL INTEGRITY - A method and morphologically adaptable apparatus for altering the charge distribution upon living membranes is provided. The method and apparatus further provides a static magnetic device for production of a magnetic field for treatment of various disorders that can be focused at the site of pain or edema to deliver a gradient in the magnetic field to prevent or reduce charge flow. Further there is provided a static magnetic device for production of a magnetic field for treatment of disorders wherein the device provides a static magnetic field such that the focused magnetic field gradient is oriented to be perpendicular to the neuron or membrane charge flow providing maximum deflection of the ion or charge flow.06-14-2012
20120149968REGULATION OF STEM CELL GENE PRODUCTION WITH SPECIFIC AND SELECTIVE ELECTRIC AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS - Methods and devices are described for the regulation of BMP 2 and 4, TGF-beta 1, 2, and 3, FGF-2, osteocalcin, and alkaline phosphatase mRNA in stem cells via capacitive coupling or inductive coupling of specific and selective electric and/or electromagnetic fields to the bone cells or other tissues containing the stem cells, where the specific and selective fields are generated by application of specific and selective signals to field generating devices disposed with respect to the stem cells so as to facilitate the treatment of diseased or injured bone and other tissues. The resulting methods and devices are useful for the targeted treatment of osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteonecrosis, fresh bone fractures, fractures at risk, nonunion, bone defects, spine fusion, and/or other conditions in which BMP 2 and 4, TGF-beta 1, 2, and 3, FGF-2, osteocalcin, and alkaline phosphatase mRNA and/or protein deficiencies in stem cells has been implicated.06-14-2012
20090131739EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD STIMULATION OF THE SPG - Apparatus is provided for treating a condition of a subject, including a coil, which is configured to be positioned in a vicinity of a site selected from the group consisting of: a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a greater palatine nerve, a lesser palatine nerve, a sphenopalatine nerve, a communicating branch between a maxillary nerve and an SPG, an otic ganglion, an afferent fiber going into the otic ganglion, an efferent fiber going out of the otic ganglion, an infraorbital nerve, a vidian nerve, a greater superficial petrosal nerve, and a lesser deep petrosal nerve. A control unit is configured to drive the coil to generate a magnetic field in the vicinity of the site capable of inducing an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) of the subject. Other embodiments are also described.05-21-2009
20100204538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - An energy emitting, apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve. The energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. The energy emitting apparatus includes one or more conductive coils that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on input provided by the sensors. The sensor may also include a microneedle array to detect electrical conduction or an energy emitting apparatus may include a microneedle array to produce or deliver energy, an electrical or magnetic stimulus or field.08-12-2010
20120083647METHOD FOR CHANGING AN INDIVIDUAL'S STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS - This invention concerns a method for altering an individual's level of consciousness by directing stimulation or inhibition to a CNS locus target region in the individual's brain that is responsible for consciousness.04-05-2012
20100048981Method and morphologically adaptable apparatus for altering the charge distribution upon living membranes with functional stabilization of the membrane physical electrical integrity - A method and morphologically adaptable apparatus for altering the charge distribution upon living membranes with functional stabilization of the membrane physical electrical integrity further comprising a method for using quadripolar, circular, center charged, energy balanced magnetic device in a four (4) magnet array of alternating polarity in which the magnetic poles are in multiple planes and are separated by a predetermined distance which provide an effective magnetic sphere of influence on all adjacent poles to suppress the firing of action potentials of mammalian sensory neurons. The method and apparatus further provides a static magnetic device for production of a magnetic field for treatment of various disorders that can be focused at the site of pain or edema to deliver a gradient in the magnetic field to prevent or reduce charge flow. Further there is provided a static magnetic device for production of a magnetic field for treatment of disorders wherein the device provides a static magnetic field such that the focused magnetic field gradient is oriented To be perpendicular to the neuron or membrane charge flow providing maximum deflection of the ion or charge flow.02-25-2010
20100298624METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS WITH LOW FREQUENCY, LOW FLUX DENSITY MAGNETIC FIELDS - A method and apparatus for generating electromagnetic fields for healing. A device preferably includes a microcontroller and associated memory, a wire coil in electrical communication with a driving circuit that is controlled by the microcontroller in accordance with a program stored in the associated memory, wherein the driving circuit is effective to produce a pulsed DC output having a frequency in the range of about 0-45 Hz, more preferably in the range of 0.5-14.1 Hz and most preferably around 9.6 Hz. A user interface is provided for selecting one of a plurality of modes of operation and a port (e.g., a USB port) is provided to allow the program stored in the associated memory to be modified by way of a computer, memory card or the Internet. In another embodiment, the apparatus takes the form of a medallion that can be worn around a user's neck or strategically placed on a user's body or embedded in other user hardware such as a combat or racing helmet.11-25-2010
20100298623INTRA-SESSION CONTROL OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION - Described herein are methods for controlling Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation during or within a session, where direct immediate patient reported feedback is utilized to assess the effect and optimize the treatment in real time. These methods may be applicable to superficial repetitive Transcranial Magnet Stimulation (rTMS) or deep-brain stereotactic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (sTMS). Examples of therapies that may benefit from these methods include TMS treatment of: acute pain (e.g., during dental procedures or bunionectomies), depression, or Parkinson's Disease, to name only a few. TMS systems and devices including or more patient inputs that may be used to perform these methods are also described.11-25-2010
20130172659Electromagnetic Deep Tissue Excitation - The present invention delineates methods and devices for non-invasive generation of concentrated electric fields within a subject animal body using electromagnetic field sources placed outside of said animal body. Said sources, placed externally of the body, are operable to induce electric currents within the body of that subject and particularly in the brain. In particular embodiments, devices according to the invention can be used for focused deep brain stimulation (DBS) of selected brain regions with minimal effect on undesired other brain regions.07-04-2013
20120220813DEVICES AND METHODS FOR APPLYING ENERGY TO A MUSCULAR LAYER - A device for delivering energy to a muscle may include a housing and at least one energy conduit associated with the housing. The at least one energy conduit may be configured to facilitate transfer of energy from an energy source that may be configured to provide energy to muscle within an organ. The device may further include a plurality of needles connected to the at least one energy conduit. Each needle may be configured to pierce tissue. The plurality of needles may include at least one needle configured to deliver energy through an energy emitting portion. The at least one needle may be sized so that when inserted into a wall of the organ, the energy emitting portion may be located within a muscle layer, and such that a majority of energy delivered via the at least one needle may be substantially confined to the muscle layer.08-30-2012
20090018384Portable, Modular Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Device - A portable, modular transcranial magnetic stimulation device comprises a power supply unit, an energy storage unit, a charge recovery unit, a control unit, and at least one stimulation coil unit. The power supply unit generates specified voltages from a low voltage supply. The energy storage unit stores voltage received from the power supply unit until it is needed to generate a stimulation pulse and preferably includes discharge circuitry for discharging the stored voltage. The stimulation coil unit stores energy received from the energy storage unit as a strong current for application of magnetic stimulation to a patient. The charge recovery unit converts energy stored as current in the stimulation coil unit back to energy stored as voltage in the energy storage unit. The control unit controls the operation of the power supply unit, the energy storage unit, and the charge recovery unit. Biphasic, multiphasic, and monophasic stimulators may be implemented.01-15-2009
20110230702Device, System, And Method For Treating Sleep Apnea - In an embodiment, a mask is used to position electrodes on a user so current traveling between the electrodes can stimulate nerves that control the geometry of the mask user's airway (e.g., pharynx, neck, throat, mouth, trachea, and the like). In an embodiment, a collar is used to position electrodes on a user so current travelling between the electrodes can stimulate nerves that control the geometry of the collar user's airway. Any of the above current may help treat apnea via direct or indirect stimulation of muscles or nerves.09-22-2011
20110319700Enhanced Spatial Summation for Deep-Brain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - Methods of stimulating a target deep brain region using multiple Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) electromagnets positioned over a predetermined cortical regions each having a first-order connection to a target deep brain region and applying TMS so that the applied TMS induces spatial summation and thereby modulation of the target deep brain region.12-29-2011
20100168501METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC INDUCTION THERAPY - An energy emitting apparatus for providing a medical therapy includes one or more energy generators, a logic controller electrically connected to the one or more energy generators, and one or more sensors that are connected to the logic controller for detecting electric conduction in a target nerve. The energy generators produce energy focused on the target nerve upon receiving a signal from the logic controller, and the energy is varied by the logic controller according to an input provided by the one or more sensors. The energy emitting apparatus includes one or more conductive coils that produce a magnetic field focused on the target nerve upon receiving an electric current from the logic controller based on input provided by the sensors. The sensor may also include a microneedle array to detect electrical conduction or an energy emitting apparatus may include a microneedle array to produce or deliver energy, e.g., an electrical or magnetic stimulus or field.07-01-2010
20130012759Non-Contact Electronic Tool for Qi Emission and Amplification - This invention pertains to a non-contact Qi emission and amplification electronic device. Qi is a Chinese word for the life energy that circulates in human beings. The device is a passive electronic device, that is, it is not powered by any battery or electrical supply. It does not come into contact with the user. The user places the device a few feet away. As such the device is totally safe in terms of dangerous electrical shocks or electromagnetic emissions. The device has a switch to turn it on or off. The switch connects together electronic components, including a piezo-crystal, inside the device. Ambient fluctuations in the voltage of the piezo-crystal may produce an influence field that is broadcasted to an approximately six foot radius surrounding the device. The influence field feels like a cool breeze and affects the user in similar ways to the emitted Qi from Qi Gong practitioners.01-10-2013
20130178692TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHODS - A system and methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation, the system including a helmet, a positioning portion, a stimulator and a cooling system, are disclosed. The helmet includes a coil for deep brain magnetic stimulation. The coil has a base portion, and return portions, which may include a protruding return portion and a contacting return portion. The coil is designed to minimize unintended stimulation of portions of the brain, while reducing accumulation of surface charges. The coil is stimulated at several locations and/or at different times so as to focus the electrical field on a specific deep neuronal structure.07-11-2013
20130178693METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINING ANATOMICAL CONNECTIVITY PATTERNS AND NAVIGATED BRAIN STIMULATION - When operating a brain stimulation device, it is critical to understand and control the network effects associated with the area being targeted for stimulation. The combined system and methods provided herein provides the operator with a real-time view of the brain network potentially affected by the stimulation. The system and method are capable of increasing the accuracy of diagnostic information. Additionally, disclosed herein are a system and method for combining navigated brain stimulation data and anatomical data with brain connectivity data for an individual.07-11-2013
20130102833MODULATION AND ANALYSIS OF CEREBRAL PERFUSION IN EPILEPSY AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS - A system including an implantable neurostimulator device capable of modulating cerebral blood flow to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders. In one embodiment, the system is capable of modulating cerebral blood flow (also referred to as cerebral perfusion) in response to measurements and other observed conditions. Perfusion may be increased or decreased by systems and methods according to the invention as clinically required.04-25-2013
20130096363NEUROMODULATION OF DEEP-BRAIN TARGETS BY TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION ENHANCED BY TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION - Described herein are methods, devices and systems for neuromodulation of deep brain targets using a combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current (DC) stimulation to reduce or eliminate side-effects when modulating one or more deep brain targets. For example, transcranial magnetic stimulation of a deep brain target may be synchronized with modulation of more superficially located cortical brain regions using transcranial direct current stimulation to prevent seizures and other side effects. Systems configured to regulate (or synchronize) the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation of deep brain targets and transcranial direct current stimulation are also described.04-18-2013
20080200749Magnetic Stimulating Circuit For Nervous Centralis System Apparatus, Purpose, and Method Thereof - A magnetic stimulation apparatus for central nervous system and circuit thereof and use of the apparatus and method of using the apparatus are shown. Controlling circuit design and outputting wave form signal to a drive power supply circuit enables the drive power supply circuit to output current of corresponding wave form to coils, and by means of the design of the shape, number of turns, size, interval of the coils, generates within a certain region inside the coils a desired time-variant magnetic field which is then applied to the brain of an animal or a human being so that the central nervous system can receive a wide area synergy magnetic stimulation with a precise wave form, high frequency or a combination of a plurality of frequency components, thus achieving the treatment of nervous and psychiatric diseases or brain function improvement in combination with behavior guidance, thought guidance, or psychological guidance.08-21-2008
20080200748CAPACITOR FAILURE DETECTION - The inventive technique includes methods, devices and computer-readable media for monitoring a magnetic device. One such device includes a magnetic core for generating a magnetic field, a power supply and a capacitor bank that is charged by the power supply and is for pulsing the magnetic core. The device also includes a processor that measures a charging response of the capacitor bank during charging and determines whether the measured charging response is within a predetermined tolerance of a predetermined charging response.08-21-2008
20110275881Transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device and method of manufacture - A transcranial magnetic stimulation induction coil device (“TMS coil device”) is manufactured to contain coil windings of a predetermined size and shape and fixedly positioned at a predetermined location within and orientation in relation to a casing of the TMS coil device. In one embodiment, the coil windings are encased in a casting at a predetermined location within and orientation in relation to the casting, and the casting is fixedly positioned at a predetermined location within and orientation in relation to the casing. The size and shape of the coil windings and the casing within, and the location and orientation of the coil windings in relation to each other and the casing of, the TMS coil device are known with a high level of precision, such that navigated brain stimulation can be performed with the TMS coil device with a high degree of accuracy. In another embodiment, the TMS coil device defines a space interposed between the coil windings and the casing and containing a gas which absorbs heat energy generated at the coil windings, thereby reducing the rate of transfer of heat energy from the coil windings to the casing during operation of the TMS coil device.11-10-2011
20130150653Modulating Function of Neural Structures Near the Ear - Stimulation of the facial nerve system (e.g., electrically, electromagnetically, etc.) in ischemic stroke patients will cause dilation of occluded arteries and dilation of surrounding arteries, allowing for blood flow to circumvent the obstruction and reach previously-deprived tissue. The device approaches the facial nerve and its branches in the vicinity of the ear. In use, the device can be inserted into the ear canal and/or placed in proximity to the ear in order to stimulate the facial nerve system non-invasively (e.g., using an electromagnetic field). The device can be used in the emergency treatment of acute stroke or chronically variations for long-term maintenance of blood flow to the brain and stroke prevention. Additional embodiments of the device may be adapted for use on different regions of the body.06-13-2013
20110313234Electromagnetic stimulation device and method thereof - The present provides an electromagnetic stimulation device and a method thereof. Energy stored in a magnetic field can be released in a short period of time when an input current is stopped so as to output an electromagnetic pulse with high voltage and high current by self-inductance of an inductor in order to stimulate organisms. The directions of the current and magnetic field in the major stimulating stage are opposite to that of the input current and magnetic field. The electromotive force in the major stimulating stage is higher than the electromotive force produced by the input source.12-22-2011
20130190550MAGNETOSTRICTIVE AUDITORY SYSTEM - Disclosed is hearing device that uses magnetostrictive materials to assist a user in hearing and comprehending sounds. Conductive coils are made with a magnetostrictive covering that can comprise a film or other coating. In addition, printed circuit boards can be used with traces that form a coil to generate a magnetic field that activates a magnetostrictive film disposed over the coil traces on the printed circuit board. Enhanced effects are achieved using these systems. Delays in the signal processing can also be introduced by varying the thickness of the magnetostrictive coverings.07-25-2013
20130211181HEALTH APPLICATIONS OF A DOUBLE HELIX CONDUCTOR - An electrical system having an underlying structure resembling the double helix most commonly associated with DNA is used to produce useful electromagnetic fields for health applications and/or medical applications.08-15-2013

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