US 9,808,622 B2
Systems and methods for stimulating cellular function in tissue
Timothy Andrew Wagner, Somerville, MA (US)
Assigned to HIGHLAND INSTRUMENTS, Somerville, MA (US)
Filed by Highland Instruments, Inc., Somerville, MA (US)
Filed on Apr. 10, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/483,116.
Application 15/483,116 is a continuation of application No. 14/704,270, filed on May 5, 2015, granted, now 9,623,264.
Application 14/704,270 is a continuation of application No. 14/293,525, filed on Jun. 2, 2014, granted, now 9,050,463, issued on Jun. 9, 2015.
Application 14/293,525 is a continuation of application No. 14/069,613, filed on Nov. 1, 2013, granted, now 8,774,914, issued on Jul. 8, 2014.
Application 14/069,613 is a continuation of application No. 13/216,313, filed on Aug. 24, 2011, granted, now 8,594,783, issued on Nov. 26, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0209697 A1, Jul. 27, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61N 1/36 (2006.01); A61N 1/20 (2006.01); A61N 7/00 (2006.01); A61N 1/32 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/36025 (2013.01) [A61N 1/205 (2013.01); A61N 1/326 (2013.01); A61N 1/36021 (2013.01); A61N 7/00 (2013.01); A61N 2007/0026 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
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1. A method for treating an arthritic condition, the method comprising:
providing a first amount of energy that inhibits cellular function within a region of neural tissue; and
providing a second amount of energy that facilitates cellular function within the region of neural tissue, wherein the combined effect stimulates cellular function within the neural tissue in a manner in which the stimulatory effect exceeds the combined effect of the two amounts of energy provided to the region of tissue, thereby reducing or eliminating one or more symptoms of the arthritic condition.