US Patent No: 5,401,233

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Contoured triangular transducer system for PEMF therapy

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A PEMF contoured triangular transducer system (FIG. 1a-1b) used for PEMF therapy (such as after spinal fusion) uses a two-transducer configuration for generating flux-aided electromagnetic fields. The semi-rigid transducers (12, 14) are conformable to a selected anatomical contour, and incorporated with an adjustable belt (16) to provide bracing. The belt includes compartments for a drive electronics module (22), and a rechargeable battery pack (24), making the system portable. The drive electronics (FIG. 3) includes a PEMF processor (41) that executes a PEMF program for providing pulsing current to the front and back transducers at predetermined intervals, thereby activating the electromagnetic field according to a prescribed PEMF regimen.

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AMEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.WILMINGTON, DE40

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Erickson, John H Plano, TX 73 2839
Tepper, John C Carrollton, TX 21 830

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