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1. (WO2007098367) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STIMULATING A DENERVATED MUSCLE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/098367    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/062234
Publication Date: 30.08.2007 International Filing Date: 15.02.2007
IPC:
A61N 1/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION [US/US]; 200 Gardner Steel Conference Center, O'hara & Thackeray Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
JACOB, Doreen, K. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
STEFKO, Susan, Tonya [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HACKWORTH, Steven, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
LOVELL, Michael, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MICKLE, Marlin, H. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
GORIN, Michael, B. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: JACOB, Doreen, K.; (US).
STEFKO, Susan, Tonya; (US).
HACKWORTH, Steven, A.; (US).
LOVELL, Michael, R.; (US).
MICKLE, Marlin, H.; (US).
GORIN, Michael, B.; (US)
Agent: LEVY, Philip, E.; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Llc, 600 Grant Street, 44th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (US)
Priority Data:
60/773,943 16.02.2006 US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STIMULATING A DENERVATED MUSCLE
(FR) METHODE ET APPAREIL POUR STIMULER UN MUSCLE DENERVE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method of stimulating a subject having a denervated muscle and a corresponding functional muscle that are responsible for producing actions, such as blinking, on first and second portions, respectively, of the subject's body. The method includes determining whether the functional muscle has contracted, generating a contraction signal if it is determined that it has contracted, and causing the denervated muscle to contract following the generation of the contraction signal. Also, an apparatus for stimulating such a subject including one or more sensing devices operatively associated with the functional muscle and one or more stimulating devices operatively associated with the denervated muscle. One or more of the sensing devices generates one or more first signals in response to activity indicating functional muscle contraction. The one or more stimulating devices are made to cause the denervated muscle to contract in response to the generation of the first signals.
(FR)L'invention concerne une méthode pour stimuler un objet ayant un muscle dénervé et un muscle fonctionnel correspondant, qui sont responsables de la production d'actions, comme cligner des yeux, sur des première et deuxième parties respectives du corps du sujet. La méthode implique de déterminer si le muscle fonctionnel s'est contracté, de produire un signal de contraction s'il s'avère qu'il s'est contracté, et de provoquer la contraction du muscle dénervé suite à la génération du signal de contraction. En outre, l'invention concerne un appareil pour stimuler un tel sujet, comportant au moins un dispositif associé fonctionnellement au muscle fonctionnel et au moins un dispositif de stimulation associé fonctionnellement au muscle dénervé. Au moins l'un des dispositifs de détection produit au moins un premier signal en réponse à la contraction du muscle fonctionnel indiquant une activité. Les dispositifs de stimulation servent à faire se contracter le muscle dénervé en réponse à la génération des premiers signaux.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)