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Title:
DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MECHANOSENSORY NERVE ENDING STIMULATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/028602
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A device for stimulating mechanosensory nerve endings can include: a housing having an internal chamber and first and second openings; a membrane covering the first opening of housing, said membrane being sufficient flexibility to vibrate upon receiving vibratory stimulation from a vibratory mechanism; and a coupling mechanism at the second opening configured for being fluidly coupled to the vibratory mechanism, wherein the entire device consists of magnetically unresponsive materials. The housing can be cylindrical, or any polygon shape. The membrane can be integrated with the housing or coupled thereto, such as with adhesive. Optionally, the membrane can be removably coupled to the housing.

Inventors:
BARLOW STEVEN M (US)
VENKATESAN LALIT (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2010/046792
Publication Date:
July 28, 2011
Filing Date:
August 26, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
UNIV KANSAS (US)
BARLOW STEVEN M (US)
VENKATESAN LALIT (US)
International Classes:
A61H23/02; A61B5/055; A61H1/00
Foreign References:
JP2008093286A2008-04-24
JP2009034404A2009-02-19
JP2007500053A2007-01-11
US20090210026A12009-08-20
Other References:
See also references of EP 2470146A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BROWN, Perry, M. et al. (1000 Eagle Gate Tower60 East South Templ, Salt Lake City UT, US)
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