Patent number 8818524 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Neural stimulation, such as vagus nerve stimulation, has been proposed as a therapy for a number of conditions. Examples of neural stimulation therapies include neural stimulation therapies for respiratory problems such as sleep disordered breathing, blood pressure control such as to treat hypertension, cardiac rhythm management, myocardial infarction and ischemia, heart failure (HF), epilepsy, depression, pain, migraines, eating disorders and obesity, and movement disorders."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, NewsRx journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Some embodiments provide a method, comprising delivering neurostimulation pulses to the vagus nerve through an implanted lead, using the implanted lead to sense EMG signals from laryngeal muscle activity, and using sensed EMG signals to detect evoked laryngeal muscle activity evoked by the neurostimulation pulses, as recited in the claim.
"Some embodiments provide a system for delivering neurostimulation. Some system embodiments comprise a lead configured to be implanted in the body, a stimulation output circuit configured to deliver neurostimulation pulses to the vagus nerve through the lead, an EMG sensing circuit configured to use the lead to sense EMG signals from laryngeal muscle activity, and an evoked muscular response detection circuit configured to use the EMG signals sensed by the EMG sensing circuit to detect evoked laryngeal muscle activity evoked by the neurostimulation pulses.
"This Summary is an overview of some of the teachings of the present application and not intended to be an exclusive or exhaustive treatment of the present subject matter. Further details about the present subject matter are found in the detailed description and appended claims. The scope of the present invention is defined by the appended claims and their equivalents."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Hincapie Ordonez, Juan Gabriel; Hahn, Stephen J.; Ternes, David J.; Arcot-Krishnamurthy, Shantha;
Keywords for this news article include: Cardiac Pacemakers,
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