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1. (WO2008085528) EXPANDABLE SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2008/085528 International Application No.: PCT/US2007/060943
Publication Date: 17.07.2008 International Filing Date: 23.01.2007
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 06.06.2008
IPC:
A61N 1/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
Applicants:
SKUBITZ, Sean, P. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
BOLEA, Stephen, L. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
KAPLAN, Paula, M. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MORRIS, Mary, M. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
MEDTRONIC, INC. [US/US]; 701 Medtronic Parkway Northeast Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604, US (AllExceptUS)
Inventors:
SKUBITZ, Sean, P.; US
BOLEA, Stephen, L.; US
KAPLAN, Paula, M.; US
MORRIS, Mary, M.; US
Agent:
BELDEN, Elisabeth, L.; FREDRIKSON & BYRON, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425, US
FRANK B. DEHN & CO.; St Bride's House 10 Salisbury Square London EC4Y 8JD, GB
Priority Data:
11/622,53812.01.2007US
Title (EN) EXPANDABLE SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
(FR) SYSTÈMES EXPANSIBLES POUR STIMULATION ÉLECTRIQUE MÉDICALE
Abstract:
(EN) A medical system for electrical stimulation includes a first column of electrodes, a second column of electrodes, an expandable member disposed between first and second columns, and an expansion mechanism adapted to transmit an externally applied pressure to the expandable member. The pressure expands the expandable member in order to force the first column of electrodes apart from the second column of electrodes. The first and second columns, disposed side-by-side, may be inserted through a percutaneous needle and into a epidural space, alongside a spinal cord; after insertion, the first column may be forced apart from the second column by applying the pressure to the expandable member.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système médical de stimulation électrique qui comprend une première colonne d'électrodes, une seconde colonne d'électrodes, un élément expansible disposé entre la première et la seconde colonne et un mécanisme d'expansion conçu pour transmettre une pression appliquée en externe à l'élément expansible. La pression entraîne l'expansion de l'élément expansible de manière à forcer la séparation de la première colonne d'électrodes et de la seconde colonne d'électrodes. La première et la seconde colonne, disposées côte à côte, peuvent être insérées par une aiguille percutanée dans un espace épidural, à côté de la moelle épinière. Après l'insertion, la première colonne peut être séparée de la seconde colonne de manière forcée en appliquant la pression à l'élément expansible.
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 (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (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)