US 10,376,145 B2
Systems and methods for enabling a patient to achieve a weight loss objective using an electrical dermal patch
Raul E. Perez, St. Louis, MO (US); Peter I. Hong, Valencia, CA (US); Steven Diianni, Groveland, MA (US); Luis Jose Malave, San Marcos, CA (US); and Brad Stengel, Kirkwood, MO (US)
Assigned to Elira, Inc., St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed by Elira, Inc., St. Louis, MO (US)
Filed on May 9, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/590,750.
Application 15/590,750 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/370,944, filed on Dec. 6, 2016, granted, now 9,956,393.
Application 15/370,944 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/204,752, filed on Jul. 7, 2016, granted, now 10,154,922.
Application 15/204,752 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/052,791, filed on Feb. 24, 2016, granted, now 10,118,035.
Application 15/204,752 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/052,784, filed on Feb. 24, 2016, granted, now 10,143,840.
Application 15/370,944 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/052,791, filed on Feb. 24, 2016, granted, now 10,118,035.
Application 15/052,791 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/052,784, filed on Feb. 24, 2016, granted, now 10,143,840.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/413,213, filed on Oct. 26, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/393,486, filed on Sep. 12, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/378,393, filed on Aug. 23, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/341,917, filed on May 26, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/326,541, filed on Apr. 22, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/248,059, filed on Oct. 29, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/247,113, filed on Oct. 27, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/246,526, filed on Oct. 26, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/242,957, filed on Oct. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/242,944, filed on Oct. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/240,808, filed on Oct. 13, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/237,356, filed on Oct. 5, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/189,805, filed on Jul. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/189,800, filed on Jul. 8, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/161,362, filed on May 14, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/161,353, filed on May 14, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/141,328, filed on Apr. 1, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/141,333, filed on Apr. 1, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/133,526, filed on Mar. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/133,530, filed on Mar. 16, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/120,082, filed on Feb. 24, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/120,067, filed on Feb. 24, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0000347 A1, Jan. 4, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/11 (2006.01); A61N 1/04 (2006.01); A61N 1/36 (2006.01); A61B 5/0205 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/0024 (2013.01) [A61B 5/1118 (2013.01); A61B 5/42 (2013.01); A61B 5/4866 (2013.01); A61B 5/6832 (2013.01); A61N 1/0456 (2013.01); A61N 1/0476 (2013.01); A61N 1/0484 (2013.01); A61N 1/0492 (2013.01); A61N 1/36007 (2013.01); A61N 1/36014 (2013.01); A61B 5/02055 (2013.01)] 31 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of enabling a patient to achieve a weight loss objective, comprising:
providing the patient with an electrical dermal patch comprising a housing, an electrical pulse generator positioned within the housing, and at least one electrode attached to said housing and in electrical communication with the electrical pulse generator, wherein said electrical pulse generator is configured to deliver electrical pulses having a pulse amplitude in a range of 5 mA to 45 mA;
instructing the patient to secure the electrical dermal patch to the patient's skin;
applying a plurality of stimulation sessions to the patient's skin using said electrical dermal patch over a duration of one week, wherein each of the plurality of stimulation sessions comprises said electrical pulses, wherein at least some of the plurality of stimulation sessions have a duration of at least 15 minutes, and wherein the plurality of stimulation sessions comprises at least one in said week; and
instructing the patient to repeatedly apply said plurality of stimulation sessions over a minimum of four weeks such that the patient is caused to lose a minimum of two pounds over said minimum of four weeks.