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1. WO2011034939 - ENERGY-RELEASING CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSPONDER AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Publication Number WO/2011/034939
Publication Date 24.03.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2010/048956
International Filing Date 15.09.2010
IPC
A61N 1/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
CPC
A61N 1/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
A61N 1/205
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
20continuous direct currents
205for promoting a biological process
A61N 1/325
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
325for iontophoresis, i.e. transfer of media in ionic state by an electromotoric force into the body
A61N 1/327
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
327for enhancing the absorption properties of tissue, e.g. by electroporation
A61N 1/36064
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
36for stimulation
3605Implantable neurostimulators for stimulating central or peripheral nerve system
3606adapted for a particular treatment
36064Epilepsy
A61N 1/36135
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
36for stimulation
3605Implantable neurostimulators for stimulating central or peripheral nerve system
36128Control systems
36135using physiological parameters
Applicants
  • RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • ROSSI, Marvin, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • ROSSI, Marvin, A.
Agents
  • JACQUIAU, Herve
Priority Data
61/242,69115.09.2009US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ENERGY-RELEASING CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSPONDER AND METHOD OF USING SAME
(FR) TRANSPONDEUR À NANOTUBES DE CARBONE LIBÉRANT DE L'ÉNERGIE ET SON PROCÉDÉ D'UTILISATION
Abstract
(EN)
The energy-releasing carbon nanotube transponder includes a nanocapacitor connected to at least one carbon nanotube to form a nanosensor. Electric energy is stored within the nanocapacitor through the utilization of an external inductance generator. Optionally a biomolecule ligand is covalently attached to an end of at least one carbon nanotube. A carbon nanotube acts as a nanowire. In response to a specific cellular signal, at least one carbon nanotube acts as a nanoswitch to allow for the release of electric energy from the nanocapacitor into the cellular environment surrounding the energy-releasing carbon nanotube transponder. The energy-releasing carbon nanotube transponder is inserted in cellular tissue through a catheter, a microelectrode probe or any other suitable means. The energy-releasing carbon nanotube transponder is designed to release electrical energy in response to biological, chemical or electrical stimuli.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un transpondeur à nanotubes de carbone, à libération d'énergie, qui comprend un nanocondensateur connecté à au moins un nanotube de carbone pour former un nanocapteur. De l'énergie électrique est stockée à l'intérieur du nanocondensateur par l'utilisation d'un générateur d'inductance externe. Facultativement, un ligand biomoléculaire est lié de manière covalente à une extrémité d'au moins un nanotube de carbone. Un nanotube de carbone sert de nanofil. En réponse à un signal cellulaire spécifique, au moins un nanotube de carbone sert de nanocommutateur pour permettre la libération d'énergie électrique du nanocondensateur dans l'environnement cellulaire entourant le transpondeur à nanotubes de carbone à libération d'énergie. Le transpondeur à nanotubes de carbone à libération d'énergie est introduit dans un tissu cellulaire par l'intermédiaire d'un cathéter, d'une sonde à microélectrodes ou de tout autre moyen approprié. Le transpondeur à nanotubes de carbone à libération d'énergie est conçu pour libérer de l'énergie électrique en réponse à des stimuli biologiques, chimiques ou électriques.
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