Method and apparatus for transcutaneous electrical stimulation
Implantable electrode array
Treatment of eating disorders by nerve stimulation
Therapeutic treatment of migraine symptoms by stimulation
Treatment of endocrine disorders by nerve stimulation
ApplicationNo. 314173 filed on 09/28/1994
US Classes:607/46, Electrical treatment of pain600/26, SLEEP OR RELAXATION INDUCING THERAPY (E.G., DIRECT NERVE STIMULATION, HYPNOSIS, ANALGESIA)607/45, Treating mental or emotional disorder607/48, Directly or indirectly stimulating motor muscles607/72, Pulse signal607/118Applicator placed around stimulated nerve
ExaminersPrimary: Kamm, William E.
Assistant: Jastrzab, Jeffrey R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61N 001/32
AbstractThe treatment, control or prevention of medical, psychiatric or neurological disorders may be accomplished by application of modulating electric signals to one or both of a patient's trigeminal and glossopharyngeal nerves. The disorders treatable, controllable or preventable by such nerve stimulation include voluntary and involuntary disorders, migraine, epileptic seizure, motor disorders, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, spasticity, chronic nervous illnesses and involuntary movement; pancreatic endocrine disorders including diabetes and hypoglycemia; dementia including cortical, subcortical, multi-infarct, Alzheimer's disease and Pick's disease; sleep disorders including central sleep apnea, insomnia and hypersomnia; eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive overeating; and neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, depression and borderline personality disorder.
Field of SearchHypertension treating
Treating mental or emotional disorder
Electrical treatment of pain
Directly or indirectly stimulating motor muscles
Electrical stimulation for aversion and substance abuse therapy
Output controlled by sensor responsive to body or interface condition
With two pulse signal components
Placed in body
Applicator placed around stimulated nerve
SLEEP OR RELAXATION INDUCING THERAPY (E.G., DIRECT NERVE STIMULATION, HYPNOSIS, ANALGESIA)