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1. CA2553901 - METHOD OF ROUTING ELECTRICAL CURRENT TO BODILY TISSUES VIA IMPLANTED PASSIVE CONDUCTORS

Office Canada
Application Number 2553901
Application Date
Publication Number 2553901
Publication Date 04.08.2005
Grant Number
Grant Date 20.01.2015
Publication Kind C
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18
Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32
alternating or intermittent currents
36
for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18
Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
20
continuous direct currents
A61N 1/36
A61N 1/20
CPC
A61N 1/05
A61B 5/0028
A61B 5/4029
A61B 5/4082
A61N 1/0472
A61N 1/0504
Applicants REHABTRONICS INC.
Priority Data 60/538,618 22.01.2004 US
Title
(EN) METHOD OF ROUTING ELECTRICAL CURRENT TO BODILY TISSUES VIA IMPLANTED PASSIVE CONDUCTORS
(FR) PROCEDE D'ACHEMINEMENT DE COURANT ELECTRIQUE A DES TISSUS CORPORELS VIA DES CONDUCTEURS PASSIFS IMPLANTES
Abstract
(EN)



The invention provides an implant for electrically stimulating a target body
tissue in a subject. The implant provides a conductive pathway for a portion
of electrical current flowing between surface electrodes positioned on the
subject's skin and transmits that current to the target body tissue. The
implant has an electrical conductor of sufficient length to extend from
subcutaneous tissue located below a surface cathodic electrode to the target
body tissue. The conductor has a pick-up end which forms an electrical
termination having a sufficient surface area to allow a sufficient portion of
the electrical current to flow through the conductor, in preference to flowing
through body tissue between the surface electrodes, such that the target body
tissue is stimulated. The conductor also has a stimulating end which forms an
electrical termination for delivering the current to the target body tissue. A
system and method incorporating the implant are also provided.

Also published as
US11337824