US 10,376,695 B2
Mobile phone for stimulating the trigeminal nerve to treat disorders
Joseph P. Errico, Warren, NJ (US); Steven Mendez, Chester, NJ (US); and Bruce J. Simon, Mountain Lakes, NJ (US)
Assigned to Electrocore, Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed by ElectroCore, LLC, Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed on Jul. 21, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/337,059.
Application 14/337,059 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/292,491, filed on May 30, 2014, granted, now 9,375,571.
Application 14/292,491 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/858,114, filed on Apr. 8, 2013, granted, now 9,248,286.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/001,004, filed on May 20, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/752,895, filed on Jan. 15, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0330336 A1, Nov. 6, 2014
Int. Cl. A61N 1/36 (2006.01); H04M 1/21 (2006.01); A61N 1/04 (2006.01); A61N 1/372 (2006.01); A61N 1/375 (2006.01); A61N 1/378 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/36021 (2013.01) [A61N 1/0456 (2013.01); A61N 1/36014 (2013.01); A61N 1/36025 (2013.01); A61N 1/3756 (2013.01); A61N 1/3787 (2013.01); A61N 1/37217 (2013.01); H04M 1/21 (2013.01); A61B 5/0071 (2013.01); A61B 5/066 (2013.01); A61B 5/6898 (2013.01); A61B 5/7425 (2013.01); H04M 2250/12 (2013.01)] 47 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for treating a patient with a medical condition, the method comprising:
wirelessly receiving one or more electrical signal at a handheld unit comprising a stimulator and a mobile device, wherein the one or more electrical signal comprises one or more electrical impulses;
contacting an outer surface of a head of the patient with a contact surface of the stimulator;
applying the one or more electrical impulses to the outer surface such that the one or more electrical impulses passes transcutaneously through the outer surface to a trigeminal nerve within the patient, wherein the one or more electrical impulses is sufficient to modulate the trigeminal nerve and modify the medical condition; and
prophylactically treating the medical condition with a treatment regimen, wherein the treatment regimen comprises continuously applying the one or more electrical impulses for a time period from 30 seconds to 300 seconds as a single dose, and wherein the treatment regimen comprises applying one or more doses on a daily basis.