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1. (WO1997018857) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONING PELVIC MUSCULATURE USING AN IMPLANTED MICROSTIMULATOR
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018857 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/018680
Publication Date: 29.05.1997 International Filing Date: 20.11.1996
IPC:
A61N 1/36 (2006.01) ,A61N 1/372 (2006.01) ,A61N 1/378 (2006.01)
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
32
alternating or intermittent currents
36
for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
372
Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
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
372
Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
378
Electrical supply
Applicants:
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION [US/US]; 12740 San Fernando Road Sylmar, CA 91342, US (AllExceptUS)
RICHMOND, Frances, J., R. [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
LOEB, Gerald, E. [US/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
Inventors:
RICHMOND, Frances, J., R.; CA
LOEB, Gerald, E.; CA
Agent:
SAMPLES, Kenneth, H. ; Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Room 900 135 S. LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60603, US
Priority Data:
60/007,52124.11.1995US
Title (EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONING PELVIC MUSCULATURE USING AN IMPLANTED MICROSTIMULATOR
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE TRAITEMENT DE LA MUSCULATURE PELVIENNE AU MOYEN D'UN MICROSTIMULATEUR IMPLANTE
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method for conditioning pelvic muscle tissue for the purpose of treating urinary incontinence uses one or more tiny implantable stimulators (20) - termed 'microstimulators' - implanted in or near certain pelvic structures so as to contact target muscle tissue. The microstimulators (20) are small enough to allow their implantation using a hypodermic needle (104). Once implanted, the microstimulators (20) are controlled using a controller (105, 106) and an appropriate coupling coil (102) that couples modulated radio frequency (RF) power into the microstimulators. A fitting station (110) facilitates adjusting the stimulus pattern and amplitude to best meet the needs of a given patient. Once fitted, electrical stimulation is thus provided to the target tissue in accordance with a specified externally-controlled exercise or other regime.
(FR) Système et procédé de traitement du tissu musculaire pelvien dans le but de traiter l'incontinence urinaire au moyen d'un ou de plusieurs petits stimulateurs implantables (20) - appelés 'microstimulateurs' - implantés dans certaines structures pelviennes ou à proximité, de façon à être en contact avec le tissu musculaire visé. Les microstimulateurs (20) sont suffisamment petits pour pouvoir être implantés au moyen d'une aiguille hypodermique (104). Une fois implantés, les microstimulateurs (20) sont régis au moyen d'un régisseur (105, 106) et d'une bobine de couplage appropriée (102), qui envoie une fréquence radio modulée dans les microstimulateurs. Une station d'adaptation (110) facilite l'adaptation du type et de l'amplitude des stimulus pour que ceux-ci correspondent le mieux possible aux besoins d'un patient donné. Après l'adaptation, une stimulation électrique est ainsi apportée au tissu cible conformément à un exercice ou autre programme spécifiques commandés de l'extérieur.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0855927US6061596CA2229620AU1997010576