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6978179 Method and Apparatus for Magneti

6978179 Method and Apparatus for Magneti

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(54)METHODANDAPPARATUSFORMAGNETICBRAINWAVESTIMULATION(76)Inventors:RodgerH.Flagg,10504DaysailerDr.,FairfaxStation,VA(US)22039;W.BruceBarham,1276N.WayneSt.#902,Arlington,VA(US)22201;DeborahAnneStokes,5933WiltonRd.,Alexandria,VA(US)22310;GlenElliotKotapish,1002WilsonPointRd.,Apt.E,MiddleRiver,MD(US)21220
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Notice:Subjecttoanydisclaimer,thetermofthispatentisextendedoradjustedunder35U.S.c.154(b)by471days.(21)Appl.No.:10/372,924(22)Filed:Feb.26,2003RelatedU.S.ApplicationData(60)ProvisionalapplicationNo.60/359,636,filedonFeb.27,2002.(51)Int.CI?A61N1/10(52)U.S.CI.607/45(58)FieldofSearch607/45,63-71,607/75;600/544,545;434/236(56)ReferencesCitedU.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
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Manuel(57)ABSTRACTThepresentinventionrelatestoastreamlinedmagneticbrainwavestimulationapparatus,whichreceiveselectronicsignalsbaseduponpre-recordedbrainwavepatterns.Thebrainwavepatternsactuateelectromagnetsplacedonauser'sneckadjacenttotheuser'sbrainstem,tocreateapluralityofmagneticpulsestoinfluenceauser'sbraincenterstoinfluenceadesiredmentalstate.Rhythmicelec-tricalbrainwavesignalsarerecorded,identified,dividedandrepeatedtocreateastreamlinedbrainwavesignaltoinduceadesiredmentalstate.Thestreamlinedpatternsarethenrecordedonasuitablememorymeans.Whenthememorymeansisactuated,therhythmicelectricalsignalsaresenttoelectromagnetslocatedinproximitytothebackoftheuser'sneckinproximitytotheposterioraspectoftheuser'ssuperiorcervicalregion,inanareathatisimmediatelyinferiortothecranialcavitytoelectromagneticallystimulatethebrainstem,toinfluenceadesiredmentalstate.Thisproducesagentlemagneticstimulation,whichisneitherfeltnordiscernedbytheuser.Thegentlemagneticstimulationpassesthroughthebrainstemtothebraincenterstoinflu-encethedesiredmentalstate.23Claims,8DrawingSheets
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