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Title: Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation

Abstract

An apparatus for stimulating bone tissue for stimulating bone growth or treating osteoporosis by applying directly to the skin of the patient an alternating current electrical signal comprising wave forms known to simulate the piezoelectric constituents in bone. The apparatus may, by moving a switch, stimulate bone growth or treat osteoporosis, as desired. Based on low-power CMOS technology and enclosed in a moisture-resistant case shaped to fit comfortably, two astable multivibrators produce the desired waveforms. The amplitude, pulse width and pulse frequency, and the subpulse width and subpulse frequency of the waveforms are adjustable. The apparatus, preferably powered by a standard 9-volt battery, includes signal amplitude sensors and warning signals indicate an output is being produced and the battery needs to be replaced.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
868803
Patent Number(s):
5217009
Assignee:
Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
compact; biomedical; pulsed; signal; generator; bone; tissue; stimulation; apparatus; stimulating; growth; treating; osteoporosis; applying; directly; patient; alternating; current; electrical; comprising; wave; forms; simulate; piezoelectric; constituents; moving; switch; stimulate; treat; desired; based; low-power; cmos; technology; enclosed; moisture-resistant; shaped; fit; comfortably; astable; multivibrators; produce; waveforms; amplitude; pulse; width; frequency; subpulse; adjustable; preferably; powered; standard; 9-volt; battery; sensors; warning; signals; indicate; output; produced; replaced; bone tissue; bone growth; warning signal; wave form; pulse width; electrical signal; alternating current; signal generator; pulsed signal; pulse frequency; wave forms; stimulating bone; signal amplitude; treating osteoporosis; desired wave; current electric; current electrical; /607/

Citation Formats

Kronberg, James W. Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Kronberg, James W. Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation. United States.
Kronberg, James W. Fri . "Compact biomedical pulsed signal generator for bone tissue stimulation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868803.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for stimulating bone tissue for stimulating bone growth or treating osteoporosis by applying directly to the skin of the patient an alternating current electrical signal comprising wave forms known to simulate the piezoelectric constituents in bone. The apparatus may, by moving a switch, stimulate bone growth or treat osteoporosis, as desired. Based on low-power CMOS technology and enclosed in a moisture-resistant case shaped to fit comfortably, two astable multivibrators produce the desired waveforms. The amplitude, pulse width and pulse frequency, and the subpulse width and subpulse frequency of the waveforms are adjustable. The apparatus, preferably powered by a standard 9-volt battery, includes signal amplitude sensors and warning signals indicate an output is being produced and the battery needs to be replaced.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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