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1. US20200368526 - STIMULATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Office United States of America
Application Number 16992439
Application Date 13.08.2020
Publication Number 20200368526
Publication Date 26.11.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61N 1/36
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, e.g. heart pace-makers
A61B 1/267
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
267for the respiratory tract, e.g. laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes
A61B 5/083
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
08Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
083Measuring rate of metabolism by using breath test, e.g. measuring rate of oxygen consumption
A61B 5/087
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
08Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
087Measuring breath flow
A61B 5/0488
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
04Measuring bioelectric signals of the body or parts thereof
0488Electromyography
A61N 1/05
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02Details
04Electrodes
05for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
CPC
A61N 1/3601
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
3601of respiratory organs
A61N 1/3611
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
3611Respiration control
A61B 1/267
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
267for the respiratory tract, e.g. laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes
A61B 5/0836
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
08Detecting, measuring or recording devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
083Measuring rate of metabolism by using breath test, e.g. measuring rate of oxygen consumption
0836Measuring rate of CO2 production
A61B 5/0878
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
08Detecting, measuring or recording devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
087Measuring breath flow
0878using temperature sensing means
A61B 5/04886
Applicants THE ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Inventors Harshit Suri
Joseph L. Calderon
Gregory Frederick Molnar
George S. Goding, JR.
Alanie Atyabi
Siegmar Schmidt
William Dai
Brian Dearden
Desmond B. Keenan
Title
(EN) STIMULATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Abstract
(EN)

An electrode lead comprises an electrically insulative cuff body and at least three axially aligned electrode contacts circumferentially disposed along the inner surface of the cuff body when in the furled state. The electrode contacts may be circumferentially disposed around a nerve, and an electrical pulse train may be delivered to the electrode contacts thereby stimulating the nerve to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The electrical pulse train may be one that pre-conditions peripherally located nerve fascicles to not be stimulated, while stimulating centrally located nerve fascicles. A feedback mechanism can be used to titrate electrode contacts and electrical pulse train to the patient. A sensor that is affixed to the case of a neurostimulator can be used to measure physiological artifacts of respiration, and a motion detector can be used to sense tapping of the neurostimulator to toggle the neurostimulator between an ON position and an OFF position.