Neural electrode treatment

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PATENT NO 8103349
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An apparatus for applying a signal to a nerve for the treatment of a disorder includes a first electrode and a second electrode. Each of the electrodes is adapted to be secured to a nerve of a patient. A signal generator is electrically connected to each of the first and second electrodes. The signal generator is adapted to create a signal having a first waveform at the first electrode and a second waveform at the second electrode. The waveforms have parameters selected to block propagation of neural action potentials. The waveforms have a repeating pattern of cycles of pulses with a delay period between at least selected ones of said pulses. In one embodiment, the first and second waveforms are out of phase for a cycle of one of the waveforms to occur during a delay period of the other of the waveforms.

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EnteroMedics Inc.ST PAUL, MN43

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Donders, Adrianus P Andover, US 31 3169
Knudson, Mark B Shoreview, US 149 12016
Weijand, Koen J Alfaz Del Pi, ES 34 2909

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