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601018000 Applicator having specific movement 38
601017000 Comprising means for applying fluid, medicament, cosmetic, or cream to the skin 14
601016000 Themal medium is a continuous stream of heated air 1
20100318004LOWER LEG MASSAGE APPARATUS - An objective is to perform a leg massage under appropriate temperature conditions. The lower leg massage apparatus 12-16-2010
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20090024063Penile Light and Pump Device and Method - Penile illuminating equipment includes a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned on a mounting structure in a manner to illuminate a penis with light emitted from the diodes along the penis' length and circumference. Optionally, a penis enlargement device may be used in combination with the penile illuminating equipment.01-22-2009
20080262394APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PHOTOTHERAPY - There is provided a phototherapy apparatus, in which the therapeutic light is delivered through or in proximity to one or more massage components. The massage component provides mechanical massage to the subject biological tissue and modifies the properties of the subject tissue in thickness, density, etc. to facilitate the absorption of the therapeutic light and enhance the effect of the phototherapy procedure.10-23-2008
20110196269Treatment Devices and Methods - Venous therapy methods and apparatus improve arterial or venous blood flow, for example in the legs. Venous therapy can reduce venous backflow and can improve arterial therapy such as that provided by intermittent pneumatic compression therapy.08-11-2011
20130085421METHOD OF APPLYING HEAT USING HANDHELD DEVICE - A method includes the steps of: a) electrically connecting an electric heater to an external electrical power source, b) disconnecting the electric heater from the external electrical power source, c) energizing a motor contained within the housing to impart motion to a body-care surface, and d) applying the body-care surface to the skin surface while the electric heater is disconnected from the external electrical power source. The electric heater heats a thermal energy storage medium in thermal contact therewith, and the electric heater and thermal energy storage medium are associated with a handheld device having a housing arranged and configured for gripping by a human hand. The motor imparts motion to a body-care surface operatively connected to the housing and in thermal contact with the thermal energy storage medium.04-04-2013
20130079685Time-Reversed Mirroring Electro-Magnetic Acoustic Treatment System - A time-reversal mirroring electromagnetic acoustic treatment system is disclosed where electro-magnetic signals are directed to a region of interest in or on a patient. The EM signals induce an internally sourced acoustic signal due to variations in conductivity of the target tissue. Acoustic data representative of the induced acoustic signal are collected and analyzed to develop a model of a measured conductivity topology representing the conductivity topology of the target tissue. Measured parameters associated with the measured conductivity topology and derived from the acoustic data can be used to generate a time-reversed mirror acoustic treatment signal that can be used to apply a therapeutic treatment to a target tissue within the region of interest.03-28-2013
20120265108EXOTHERMIC THERAPEUTIC NATURAL MASSAGE SHELLS - An exothermic natural massage shell includes a natural bivalve shell comprising a first half and a second half adhered together with an adhesive to form a hollow chamber. An aperture is formed in the first half to provide a portal to the hollow chamber of the bivalve shell. A reactant is disposed inside the hollow chamber of the bivalve shell. The reactant may be a reactive powder mixture disposed inside a fluid-permeable pouch. Combining the reactant with an activator inside the hollow chamber of the bivalve shell causes an exothermic reaction that heats the bivalve shell and maintains the bivalve shell at a substantially constant elevated temperature for a duration of time. The adhesive adhering the first shell half to the second shell half includes a first elastomeric polymer bonding agent with balanced coefficient of expansion properties and a second flexible resin sealant that makes the adhesive moisture-proof.10-18-2012
20120265106System and Method for inducing Myofascial Release using Temperature Variation - A system and method for inducing myofascial release using temperature variation. Specifically, myofascial release device can include a roller wherein said roller is hollow, and a temperature retention material inside the roller. The method can comprise heating or cooling the temperature retention material, and retaining the temperature retention material within said roller using said caps. Lastly, a method can include rolling the myofascial release device on a user, wherein the rolling causes myofascial release.10-18-2012
20130041296APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING A PATIENT USING VIBRATION STIMULI, TACTILE STIMULI AND/OR THERMAL STIMULI - The invention relates to a device (02-14-2013
20090306555Massaging Apparatus - A massaging apparatus capable of applying visual stimulus to a user being massaged is provided.12-10-2009
20090204034Apparatus and Method for Administering Pain Relief - An apparatus for administering pain relief has at least one quartz crystal disposed proximate an energizable vibratory element in a support structure for positioning the quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination proximate the head region of an individual. A pair of support structures each having a quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination is mounted upon a shoulder harness in spaced-apart relationship with respect to one another. An energizable lighting structure having a substantially linear series of illuminating elements is disposed in an arced relationship with respect to the quartz-crystal-and-vibratory-element combination. In a method of administering pain relief the apparatus is positioned proximate the head region of an individual, and the vibratory element and the lighting structure are both energized.08-13-2009
20120271206NON-INVASIVE FAT REMOVAL - A device for massaging skin, including, a RF generator adapted to generate a radio frequency AC current to heat fat tissue in the adipose layer of the skin, an electrical pulse generator adapted to generate pulses of DC current to provide electrical muscle stimulation for the muscles below the adipose layer, an applicator including one or more heads adapted to be placed in contact with the user's skin; and wherein the heads serve as massage contacts to massage the outer layer of a user's skin above the adipose layer or as electrodes to deliver the AC current and DC current, or as both.10-25-2012
20120271205PHOTO LIGHT THERAPY AND MASSAGING APPARATUS - A light therapy and massaging apparatus comprises a base and a chair. A first movement imparting mechanism is provided for displacing the chair assembly relative to the base for displacing a user on the chair assembly in a repeated motion. Infrared light sources are provided in the chair assembly for delivering high energy to the user's body. Paddles extend within openings in the chair assembly for massaging the user's buttocks, the paddles being driven by a second movement imparting mechanism. Protrusions are provided transversally on the chair assembly and opposite the user's legs so as to act on the user's legs when the chair assembly is displaced by the first movement imparting mechanism.10-25-2012
20090048547Hand massager - A hand massager has a base comprising a plurality of movable massage knobs and a swivel connection, wherein the base is shaped to receive a user's hand. The hand massager also has a top connected to the swivel connection. The top is sized to fit over a user's hand to define a cavity between the top and the base. Electronic user controls controlling the motion of movable massage knobs. The top may further include a vibrating element for massaging the top of a user's hand. The top can also have a heat element. The base has a heat element. The massage knobs, vibrating elements and heat elements interact with each other to make a hand massager that is desktop friendly and can be used in a home environment.02-19-2009
20110319796DUAL THERAPY EXERCISE DEVICE WITH TETHERED CONTROL PANEL - A device having a number of exercise therapy systems contained within a single housing is capable of providing multiple exercise therapies to a predetermined position of a user's body and thus efficiently exercising those portions of the user's body. To provide additional convenience, the device includes a user control panel that is movably coupled to the housing, thereby allowing removal in a manner which allow for easy user access. The multiple therapies can include both a vibration therapy and an electrical stimulation therapy, thus providing for more efficient exercising of the user's muscle tissue adjacent the housing.12-29-2011
20110201977DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONED DESYNCHRONIZING STIMULATION - A device having a first stimulation unit that generates electrical first stimuli suppressing a pathological synchronous activity of neurons in the brain and/or spinal cord of a patient upon administering the same to the brain and/or spinal cord of the patient, a second stimulation unit that generates optical and/or acoustic and/or tactile and/or vibratory second stimuli, and a controller that controls the first and the second stimulation units. The generation of the first and second stimuli optionally occurs in a first or in a second operating mode, and the controller actuates the first and the second stimulation units such that in the first operating mode the generation of at least 60% of the second stimuli is chronologically coupled to the generation of the first stimuli, and in the second operating mode the generation of at least 60% of the second stimuli is carried out without generating the first stimuli.08-18-2011
20120191021Diagnostic and Feedback Control System for Efficacy and Safety of Laser Application for Tissue Reshaping and Regeneration - The efficacy and safety of laser medical treatments are ensured by performing a combination of measurement techniques to examine tissue properties in order to control characteristics of the laser treatments of cartilaginous tissues. In some aspects, a treatment tool is provided that is capable of taking and providing feedback relating to multiple measurements, including temperature measurements (in particular, radiometry), mechanical measurements, light scattering, speckle interferometry, optoacoustic measurements, and monitoring tissue electrical characteristics. The device is capable of providing feedback during the course of laser treatment of tissue to increase the safety and efficacy of treatment.07-26-2012
20090312676Metabolic Sink - A method for increasing metabolism of a subject's body in order to lose weight, comprising: 12-17-2009
20090088671Method for Treatment of an Intervertebral Disc - The present disclosure is directed to methods for relieving pain associated with an intervertebral disc having a disc nucleus pulposus and an outer annulus fibrosus surrounding the nucleus pulposus. The method includes the steps of providing an elongated thermal or electromagnetic probe member having a flexible guidable region adjacent the distal end thereof; introducing the flexible guidable region of the probe into the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disc; and supplying thermal or electromagnetic energy, from an energy source, to heat or induce an electromagnetic field adjacent to the annulus fibrosus sufficient to produce a thermal or electromagnetic effect on the intervertebral disc. The flexible guidable region of the probe may be introduced at a location which is in relative close proximity to the region of intervertebral disc to be thermally or electromagnetically treated.04-02-2009
20100137755MASSAGE DEVICE - The massaging device in this invention comprises a massaging mechanism, arms 06-03-2010
20080269652Multimodal therapeutic system - The parasympathetic nervous system of a mammalian subject may be stimulated by massaging a portion of the subject's body by applying a cyclical pressure, during which the subject is encouraged to time its breathing to the massage cycle so as to achieve respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Before, during, or after the massaging step, pulses of light are delivered to the subject's eyes and pulses of sound are delivered to the subject's ears so as to achieve audiovisual entrainment of the subject's brain waves.10-30-2008
20080214969Therapeutic micro-vibration device - A therapeutic module for relieving pain and providing a curative healing effect includes a motor for rotating at least one magnet to generate a magnetic field, micro-vibrations and audible acoustic tones. A shaft couples the at least one magnet to the motor. The at least one magnet is coupled to the shaft in an offset configuration with respect to a centerline of the shaft thereby generating micro-vibrations in the form of oscillating inertial loads. The therapeutic module includes a light source for generating a photonic light field in an optical light spectrum.09-04-2008
20110270140METHOD AND DEVICE FOR LESSENING THE EFFECTS OF BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA - Disclosed is a method for lessening the effect of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia by inducing increased urine flow and bladder emptying by a device including a plurality of protrusions configured to produce at least one stimulating effect on a predefined area of a foot.11-03-2011
20100274162Thermal Massager - The technology described herein provides a handheld massager. The handheld massager includes a housing dimensioned for handheld grip by a user; a massage head capsule within which a massage roller ball rotates; a thermoelectric assembly configured to selectively and incrementally heat and cool the massage roller ball; a temperature control to control a temperature of the thermoelectric device; a fluid reservoir configured to hold a massage fluid for dispensing to the massage roller ball; a fluid dispenser configured to control the release and volume of the massage fluid from the fluid reservoir; a vibrator motor configured to provide a vibration to the massager; a power source configured to provide power to the massager; user controls configured to variably control vibration, temperature, and power; and a controller configured to electronically couple and control the plurality of user controls, the power source, the fluid dispenser, the temperature control, and the thermoelectric assembly.10-28-2010
20090187122Low Frequency Therapy Apparatus having a Function of Playing Music - A low frequency therapy apparatus having a function of playing music includes a shell. A display unit and a group of control key unit disposed on the shell. The control key unit is arranged underside of the display unit. A therapy mode and a music mode can be adjusted or switched by the control key unit, and the adjusted or switched result can be displayed by the display unit. A number of input/output ports and a memory card slot are defined on side surfaces of the shell. The input/output ports are configured for connecting with an electrode apparatus, a transformer, an earphone apparatus, and so on. The memory card slot is configured for connecting with a memory card which can store a music file, and an information of a user.07-23-2009
20090192419BI-DIRECTION TREATING DEVICE WITH PLAYER FUNCTION - The present invention is related to a bi-direction treating device with player function including a power supplying unit, a controller, a displaying unit, an audio outputting unit, an input unit, a multimedia processing unit and a high voltage treating unit. The device is supplied by the power supplying unit and is operated by user through inputting operation instructions from the input unit. The controller controls the multimedia processing unit and the high voltage treating unit according to user's instructions. And, through the displaying unit, the audio outputting unit and the high voltage treating unit, the user can enjoy a multimedia acousto-optical effect during treatment.07-30-2009
20100160838TWO STEP MAMMALIAN BIOFILM TREATMENT PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS - A two-step mammalian biofilm treatment process can have a first step of disrupting or dispersing an undesired biofilm present at a treatment site in or on a mammalian host by suitable mechanical action for example, by applying irrigation fluid, sonic or other vibration, a mechanical instrument or laser-generated mechanical shockwaves to the biofilm. The treatment can also have a second step comprising applying an antimicrobial treatment to the mammalian host to control possible infection related to biofilm dispersed in the first step or to residual biofilm at the treatment site. Usefully, the second step can be performed within a limited time period after the first step. The process can also include additional steps The antimicrobial treatment can employ light or an antibiotic material. Included are implants cleaned of biofilm by a described process.06-24-2010
20100241038Phototherapy Method for Assisting Transvenous Lead Placement - A phototherapy method for assisting the transvenous lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and dilation of occluded veins for any implantable lead placement. The phototherapy treatment helps increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and enhance angiogenesis to facilitate optimal positioning of the leads.09-23-2010
20120143102SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HEAT TREATMENT AND HEAT LOSS REDUCTION FOR TREATING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION - A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction. A controller controls heat applied to the tissue proximate the patient's meibomian glands to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands. The application of heat assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow to the lipid layer to treat dry eye. A force is also applied to tissue proximate the patient's meibomian glands during the application of heat to improve conductive heat transfer and reduce blood flow in tissue that causes convective heat loss. Thus, the application of force can further increase the temperature level and/or reduce the time to reach desired temperature levels for removing obstructions. Reaching increased temperature levels may improve the melting, loosening, or softening of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands. Reducing the amount of time to reached desired temperature levels an aid in reducing discomfort to the patient during treatment.06-07-2012
20080319357PINCH-RESISTANT MAGNETIC MASSAGE WANDS - The invention is for a pair of pinch-resistant magnetic massage wands that have handles with a magnet disposed in a central bore of each handle. The magnet is oriented along a centerline of the handle so that a first end of the magnet is contained within the handle and a second end of the magnet is protruding from a top ridge of the handle. Each end of the magnet corresponds to a pole of the magnet. The magnets are oriented in the handles so that the same poles of each magnet protrude from the handle top ridge. When the massage wands are brought in close proximity of one another, the magnets exert opposing forces on one another to prevent a massage therapist from inadvertently pinching a patient with the massage wands.12-25-2008
20090112134DEVICES AND METHOD FOR APPLYING VIBRATIONS TO JOINTS - Devices and method for introducing vibrations to a joint or joint area of a user of the device, the device comprising flexible or rigid portions or members connected there between and having a shape substantially fitting the area adjacent a joint, flexible members for attaching the rigid portions or members to the area adjacent the joint, and a vibrating mechanism for introducing vibration to the joint. The devices can apply firmer grip to the area around a joint than to the joint itself, thus activate vibrations along multiple vectors and affect multiple elements of the joint and joint area and induce healing of the joint and joint area.04-30-2009
20110098610Disposable Portable Therapy Device - Apparatus for a disposable, portable thermal therapy device that is self-contained for shipping as a single unit to a patient. The therapy device has a shipping configuration that presents a single, self-contained durable container. The container includes an insert that defines a compartment between the insert and the container. The compartment storing various electrical components. The insert has a cavity that contains a pump and stores a thermal pad and associated fluid lines. The therapy device has a deployed configuration in which the power connector, the control unit, and the thermal pad are extended from the interior of the container. In one embodiment, the insert is a solid insulating material that has a configuration suitable for nesting the inserts for shipping. In another embodiment, the insert is a planar material folded into a basket shape. Insulation is provided by the gap between the insert and the containing box.04-28-2011
20110077561APPARATUS TO PROVIDE USER-GUIDED BACK MASSAGE FOR SPECIFIC AREA RELIEF THROUGH MUSCLE AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE ACTION - A user-guided massage unit, including a housing having a three-dimensional massage mechanism for massaging in three-dimensions, the three-dimensional massage mechanism being in electronic contact with a touch-screen interface and including a translation mechanism for translating movement on the touch-screen interface to movement of the three-dimensional massage mechanism. A chair including the user-guided massage unit. A method of providing a massage by operating a touch-screen interface, translating movement on the touch-screen interface to movement of a three-dimensional massage mechanism of a user-guided massage unit, moving the three-dimensional massage mechanism, and providing a massage. A method of storing a massage routine by selecting a learning mode, operating a touch-screen interface, translating movement on the touch-screen interface to movement of a three-dimensional massage mechanism of a user-guided massage unit, moving the three-dimensional massage mechanism, providing a massage, and storing the massage routine.03-31-2011
20120203146PRESSURE PULSE/SHOCK WAVE APPARATUS FOR GENERATING WAVES HAVING PLANE, NEARLY PLANE, CONVERGENT OFF TARGET OR DIVERGENT CHARACTERISTICS - An apparatus for generating pressure pulse/shock waves (PP/SWs) is disclosed which comprises a pressure pulse/shock wave (PP/SW) source, a housing enclosing said PP/SW source, and an exit window from which wave fronts of waves generated by said PP/SW source emanate. The wave fronts have plane, nearly plane, convergent off target or divergent characteristics. In one embodiment, an extracorporeal shock wave system provides a planar wave for the treatment of tissue. A parabolic reflector is provided in order to propagate the planar wave through a membrane and to the tissue of a human subject. A piezoelectric, electrohydraulic or electromagnetic source may be used to develop the wave.08-09-2012
20120277641Apparatus and Method for Enhanced HGH Generation in Humans - A conditioning process for the enhanced production of human growth hormone in a human has a first step of application of pressurized cooling to the limbs of a subject, who experiences a ramp-up exertion followed by a series of conditioning cycles, followed by a ramp-down cycle. The condition cycles include an interval of intense exertion followed by an interval of reduced exertion, and during ramp-up cycle, conditioning cycle, and ramp-down cycle, the pressure cooling to the limbs is set as a fraction of systolic blood pressure, with the fraction in the range 33% to 220%.11-01-2012
20110054366THERAPEUTIC PRESSURE SYSTEM - A therapeutic pressure system includes a sealed actuator housing containing an electrolyte and one or more polymer actuators that actuate via movement of electrolyte components into, out of around or within the polymer matrix of the polymer actuators. The system also includes an actuator support structure for the polymer actuators, working and counter electrodes in working contact with the actuators, circuitry for connecting the electrodes to a power source, and a controller between the power source and the electrodes to control the electrical current to the electrodes. The system is particularly useful for use in a hospital bed.03-03-2011
20100331744Massager - Disclosed is an apparatus for massaging the body of a user comprising an arcuate member extending between first and second opposed ends and a central portion therebetween. The first and second ends are oriented away from the central portion and the arcuate member defines an arc having an angle of less than 180 degrees. The apparatus further comprises gripping portions disposed at the first and second opposed ends and a therapy applicator connectable to the central portion.12-30-2010
20100121231MECHANICALLY ACTIVATED OBJECTS FOR TREATMENT OF DEGENERATIVE RETINAL DISEASE - Mechanically activated objects or devices for use in treating degenerative retinal diseases are provided. Such devices apply mechanical forces to tissues of an eye to effectuate treatment and are configured for chronic implantation (thereby applying chronic stimulation/irritation) in or on the eye. The devices may be configured for contact with a retina of the eye, preferably positioned in a subretinal space. Various embodiments comprise a moving member configured for chronic contact with at least a portion of the eye, which moving member is activated by an actuator. In some embodiments, the actuator may be distally located relative to the moving member. Alternatively, the moving member may be supported by a body member that, optionally, also supports the actuator.05-13-2010
20100179455TISSUE TREATMENT APPARATUS WITH FUNCTIONAL MECHANICAL STIMULATION AND METHODS FOR REDUCING PAIN DURING TISSUE TREATMENTS - Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic energy to a patient's tissue with a reduction in the pain experienced by the patient. The tissue treatment apparatus includes a delivery device configured to transfer electromagnetic energy through the skin surface to a region of tissue and a vibration device mechanically coupled with the delivery device. The vibration device is configured to transfer mechanical vibrations through the skin surface to the region of tissue.07-15-2010
20110190671Massage and/or Care Device Using a Jet of Droplets - A device for providing massage and/or care by means of a jet of drops of liquid, the device comprising a liquid feed circuit (08-04-2011
20110144546Heated simulated rock for massage therapeutic use - A simulated rock includes a heated portion and a self-contained rechargeable battery operated heater. Two or more resistors embedded in the lower portion of said rock heats the lower portion while keeping the larger upper portion cool to the touch.06-16-2011
20120041347Portable cool therapy device - Apparatus for a disposable, portable thermal therapy device that is self-contained for shipping as a single unit to a patient. The therapy device has a shipping configuration that presents a single, self-contained durable container. The container includes an insert that defines a compartment between the insert and the container. The compartment stores various electrical components, such as the power connection. The insert has a cavity that contains a pump and stores a thermal pad and associated fluid lines. The insert is a shell with a cable grip that secures the cable from pump and a recessed area for securing the pump. The edges of the insert are sealed to the inside surface of the box. A carrying strap is secured to the sidewalls of the box in a manner that prevents protrusions and aid in minimizing storage.02-16-2012
20100191158THERAPEUTIC PEBBLE SPA BED - A therapeutic pebble spa bed includes a bed frame filled with pebble-shaped massaging media and an element for heating the massaging media. Heat therapy and natural massaging action from the textured, conforming massaging media are provided to the user. Powered massaging elements embedded in the massaging media provide additional types of massage therapy. Other elements can be added to the spa bed to provide tanning, auditory, visual, and audio-visual therapies. One embodiment of the device includes a closed-loop water heating system to heat the massaging media. Other embodiments are described and shown.07-29-2010
20120310120SELF-HEATING MASSAGE STONE - A heated massage stone has a first receptacle having a first interior recess and a second receptacle having a second interior recess. A heating element is positioned in one of the first interior recess or the second interior recess. An attachment device is sued to secure the first receptacle to the second receptacle.12-06-2012
20110166486Compact and light weight portable transducer massager - An electric massager comprising an enclosure box that contains a reverse structure of audio speaker less a speaker diaphragm, the said reverse structure in the box comprising two metal plates sandwiching a permanent magnets, a coil-cone and a thin metal leaf spring connecting to the said magnet and to the enclosure box. The said massager as a kit includes a separate AC/AC transformer, and as an optional item, a DC/AC inverter for an automobile use. When the said coil is energized by the AC/AC transformer or the DC/AC inverter, the said sandwiched magnet vibrates at a given AC frequency. The vibration is transferred to the enclosing box via the said leaf spring so that the enclosure box vibrates and the heat generated by the coil is trapped within the enclosure box and warms the box, the massager.07-07-2011
20120022411Skin-cover Structure - The present invention discloses a skin-cover structure comprising: a heating layer comprising a sheet of conductive rubber and at least one conductive and low-impedance material, wherein the sheet of conductive rubber can produce heat energy; a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer being disposed on the two surfaces of the heating layer respectively; at least one vibration module being disposed on the surface of the first insulating layer and able to produce vibration with specific strength when receiving electricity; and at least one electrode module being disposed on the surface of the second insulating layer and able to produce electric shock with specific strength when receiving electricity.01-26-2012
20080262393Radiant Therapeutic Heating Apparatus - A radiant therapeutic heating apparatus may include a radiant heat generating layer having a plane surface including an infrared radiator adapted to radiate heat evenly from its surface, a pair of flexible electrically insulating and radiation-permeable layers located adjacent and covering opposite sides of the layer, a thermal insulation layer disposed against and covering one of the electrically insulating layers, and a sealed radiation permeable envelope enclosing the heating apparatus. The flexible heat generating layer may include a fiberglass material impregnated with a resistive material, which material may provide a surface temperature, when current is conducted therethrough, of no greater than about 54 degrees Celsius. Current limiting thermostats may be provided to prevent energy and temperature spikes. A stiffening element may help protect the components, and may orient portions of a user's body (such as, e.g., but not limited to, the wrist for repetitive strain injuries) in a therapeutic position. The heating apparatus may be used on animals such as, e.g., but not limited to, mammals, including pets, humans, horses and/or other living beings and/or creatures. The apparatus may be oriented as a blanket, and may incorporate, e.g., a rheostat, high-low, analog, digital, or other power control switch. It may be used for warming kennels, for treating hypothermia, for relieving neck, shoulder and/or back pain. It may be used for pre- post- and during, operative care. It may be combined with other therapy such as, e.g., massage and/or vibration.10-23-2008
20110066087METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING EXCESS ADIPOSE TISSUE - The adipose areas of the body are simultaneously subjected to lipolysis, through the action of an apparatus that generates low-frequency electromagnetic waves, to extraction, out of the adipose cells, of the fatty acids released by the lipolysis, and to drainage of the fatty acids to the vascular and lymphatic system, through the action of a pressotherapy apparatus.03-17-2011
20120123305APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR STIMULATING HAIR GROWTH - A device for stimulating hair growth applied to a user's scalp. The device includes a housing. A plurality of light emitting diodes coupled to the housing operable to emit non-coherent light, the non-coherent light having at least two intensity peaks. A plurality of pairs of teeth extending from the housing, wherein the plurality of light emitting diodes are disposed between each pair of teeth; and wherein each of the plurality of pairs of teeth parts the user's hair to expose the scalp.05-17-2012
20090131840Massage Device Used For Throughout the Shoulder and Mattress With Thereof - Disclosed is a very low frequency wave heating massager for shoulders including: a cover part of a “C” shape that is bent to conform to the structure of the human body at the portion against which his or her neck and shoulder abut to thereby surround the whole of the shoulder; a plurality of heat generators to generate heat; a shield material adapted to be connected between the adjacent heat generators for shielding the electromagnetic waves therefrom; a vibrating massage part in which one of a vibrating motor and a solenoid are mounted; a very low frequency wave generator; and a controller connected to the cover part.05-21-2009
20120215139FAR INFRARED SWEATING BOX - A far infrared sweating box includes a box body and a heater. Said box body includes supporting members and folding members. Said supporting members constitute the frames of the box body. The folding members connect with the supporting members to form the box body. Since the box body of the far infrared sweating box includes supporting members and folding members, it can be folded so as to decrease the volume of the box and to be more portable.08-23-2012
20120136285SYSTEM FOR OUTER EYELID HEAT AND PRESSURE TREATMENT FOR TREATING MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION - A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction. A controller controls heat applied to the outside of the eyelid to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands. The application of heat assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow to the lipid layer to treat dry eye. A force is also applied to the outside of the patient's eyelid during the application of heat to improve conductive heat transfer and reduce blood flow in the eyelid that causes convective heat loss. Thus, the application of force can further increase the temperature level and/or reduce the time to reach desired temperature levels for removing obstructions or occlusions. Reaching increased temperature levels may improve the melting, loosening, or softening of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands while reducing the amount of time to reach desired temperature levels and/or aid in reducing discomfort to the patient during treatment.05-31-2012
20100174214PASSIVE TRAINER FOR REHABILITATING AND TREATING INCONTINENCE AND METHODS THEREOF - The present invention discloses a passive trainer for incontinence treatment and rehabilitation. The trainer comprises an elongated effecter configured for being reversibly introduced entirely into the rectum via the anus; or into the vagina of a human patient; and, a stopper coupled to said effecter, said stopper being adapted to remain external and adjacent to said anus, for preventing slippage of said effecter deeper into said rectum or said vagina; wherein the treatment and rehabilitation are obtained passively without any application of external forces. The present invention further discloses a method of rehabilitating and treating incontinence.07-08-2010
20130172790DRY EYE TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHODS - Dry eye treatment apparatus and methods are described herein which generally comprise a patch or strip affixed to the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids to deliver heat or other forms of energy, pressure, drugs, moisture, etc. (alone or in combination) to the one or more meibomian glands contained within the underlying skin. The treatment strip or strips include one or more strips configured to adhere to an underlying region of skin in proximity to one or both eyes of a subject such that the one or more strips allow for the subject to blink naturally without restriction from the one or more patches. Moreover, the one or more strips may be configured to emit energy to the underlying region of skin and where the one or more strips are shaped to follow a location of one or more meibomiam glands contained within the underlying region of skin.07-04-2013
20120232441METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR REDUCING OR ELIMINATING PAIN RESULTING FROM PIERCING A PATIENT'S SKIN - The various embodiments described herein relate to an electrode with one or more conductive surfaces and one or more access windows allowing needles, lancets and other similar objects to pass through or near the electrode and into the underlying skin layer. The mild electrical stimulation acts to mask the pain signals caused when sharp objects penetrate the skin. The stimulation is delivered by an attachable electrical unit designed to generate both the electrical and, in some embodiments, vibration stimuli while connected to the electrode. Certain embodiments relate to an electrode with one or more electrically isolated conductive surfaces coupled to a electrical and, in some embodiments, a vibration generating unit.09-13-2012
20120265107Therapeutic Treatment Device with EMG Biofeedback - A hand-held pressure applicator for treating painful muscle spasms, trigger points, or muscle tension in combination with an electromyographic (EMG) sensor and other possible add-ons, such as a means for applying laser therapy. Manual tactile pressure is applied through the hand-held applicator which is placed directly on the affected area overlaying the problematic muscle spasm or trigger point. Pressure sensors located at the tip of the applicator monitor the amount of tactile pressure administered to the patient. The applicator applies pressure to the affected area while simultaneously monitoring the muscular activity by way of EMG biofeedback. The applicator of the invention provides real time feedback that can be used to adjust the applied pressure, continue at the same level, or conclude the session.10-18-2012
20120289871Systems and Methods for Treating Pain Using Brain Stimulation - The invention comprises systems and methods for treating nociceptive pain including at least one force-regulatable device in mechanical, electrical, or chemical communication with at least one brain area identified as processing nociceptive pain signals. The force-regulatable device acts to alter the nociceptive pain signals in a brain area to alleviate nociceptive pain.11-15-2012
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20080214968Therapeutic micro-vibration device - A therapeutic device for relieving pain and providing a curative healing effect includes a motor for rotating at least one magnet to generate a magnetic field, micro-vibrations and audible acoustic tones. A shaft couples the at least one magnet to the motor. In one embodiment, the at least one magnet is coupled to the shaft in an offset configuration with respect to a centerline of the shaft thereby generating micro-vibrations in the form of oscillating inertial loads. The therapeutic device includes a light source for generating a photonic light field in an optical light spectrum.09-04-2008
20110224584Phototherapy and Massage Apparatus for Treating Medical Conditions in Body Cavities - A phototherapy and massage apparatus is disclosed for treating medical conditions in a patient's body cavity. The phototherapy and massage apparatus comprises a light source embedded in a hollow massage wand to produce therapeutic light. The massage wand can be inserted into the patient's body cavity to provide mechanical massage to the tissue inside. A portion of the massage wand is substantially transparent to the therapeutic light such that the therapeutic light can transmit through the massage wand to provide phototherapy to the same subject tissue.09-15-2011
20120283606Resuscitation Device with Expert System - A resuscitation device for automatic compression of victim's chest using a compression belt which exerts force evenly over the entire thoracic cavity. The belt is constricted and relaxed through a motorized spool assembly which repeatedly tightens the belt and relaxes the belt to provide repeated and rapid chest compression. An assembly includes various resuscitation devices including chest compression devices, defibrillation devices, and airway management devices, along with communications devices and senses with initiate communications with emergency medical personnel automatically upon use of the device.11-08-2012
20110313330Device for Electrically and Mechanically Stimulating a Compartment in a Body - A device is provided for stimulating select body tissues and organs from within a compartment in a body. The device includes a tube having a distal end, a proximal end and a plurality of lumens. At least one distendable element is located along and coupled to the tube in closer proximity to the distal end than to the proximal end. Each distendable element is configured to expand against the compartment into a first position and contract within the compartment into a second position. At least one electrical component is in association with each of the distendable elements and configured to activate and deactivate electrical stimulation to the select body tissues and organs. The expansion and contraction of each distendable element and the activation and deactivation of each electrical component in the compartment is repeated over a period of time.12-22-2011
20120016274Systems and Methods for Providing Multiple Therapies to a Reclined Human Subject - Systems and methods for providing dry hydrotherapy, augmented by thermal, visual, olfactory, and auditory sources and sinks, to a reclined human subject. A dry hydrotherapy bed includes a canopy which programmatically emits light in varying frequencies, amplitudes, and durations. Other embodiments control the temperature of the pressurized liquid, and the aromas and sounds presented to the user. A variable speed pump motor control and a twin gear drive system improve control of hydrotherapy forces. A separate, liquid filled barrier on the top surface of the bed reduces the noise created from the pressurized liquid discharge. A combined cover and sheet system uses a loose fitting sheet over the massage window with a cover for a flat top surface. An electrical grounding means discharges any accumulated electricity from the user's body. The invention can be embodied in a stand-alone unit or adapted to an existing home or commercial building.01-19-2012
20130197404METHOD FOR IMPOROVING KIDNEY FUNCTION WITH EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVES - The present invention relates to a method for treating the kidney with extracorporeal shockwaves in a noninvasive manner and in particular, to such a method for the treatment of the nephrons about the glomerulus.08-01-2013

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