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1. US20220008276 - Pressure Differential-, Ultrasound-, and Magnetic-Based Methods for Treating Viral Infections and other Pathogenic Diseases, Sterilizing Medical Equipment, and Enhancing Fatty Tissue Reduction

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United States of America
Application Number 17369803
Application Date 07.07.2021
Publication Number 20220008276
Publication Date 13.01.2022
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A61G 10/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
10Treatment rooms for medical purposes
02with artificial climate; with means to maintain a desired pressure, e.g. for germ-free rooms
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AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
22Implements for squeezing-off ulcers or the like on inner organs of the body; Implements for scraping-out cavities of body organs, e.g. bones; for invasive removal or destruction of calculus using mechanical vibrations; for removing obstructions in blood vessels, not otherwise provided for
A61N 2/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
2Magnetotherapy
A61M 15/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
15Inhalators
A61L 2/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
02using physical phenomena
CPC
A61B 17/22004
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
22Implements for squeezing-off ulcers or the like on ; the inside of; inner organs of the body; Implements for scraping-out cavities of body organs, e.g. bones; Calculus removers; Calculus smashing apparatus; ; Apparatus for removing obstructions in blood vessels, not otherwise provided for
22004using mechanical vibrations, e.g. ultrasonic shock waves
A61G 10/026
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
GTRANSPORT, PERSONAL CONVEYANCES, OR ACCOMMODATION SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR PATIENTS OR DISABLED PERSONS
10Treatment rooms ; or enclosures; for medical purposes
02with artificial climate; with means to maintain a desired pressure, e.g. for germ-free rooms
023Rooms for the treatment of patients at over- or under-pressure or at a variable pressure
026for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
A61N 2/004
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
2Magnetotherapy
004specially adapted for a specific therapy
A61M 15/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
MDEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY
15Inhalators
A61L 2/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects other than foodstuffs or contact lenses; Accessories therefor
02using physical phenomena
A61L 2202/24
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
2202Aspects relating to methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising materials or objects
20Targets to be treated
24Medical instruments, e.g. endoscopes, catheters, sharps
Applicants Gabriel Curiel
Gordon G. Waggett
John R. Klug
Inventors Gabriel Curiel
Gordon G. Waggett
John R. Klug
Title
(EN) Pressure Differential-, Ultrasound-, and Magnetic-Based Methods for Treating Viral Infections and other Pathogenic Diseases, Sterilizing Medical Equipment, and Enhancing Fatty Tissue Reduction
Abstract
(EN)

The present disclosure is directed to methods of treating subject patients (such as humans, animals, plants) suffering from a pathogenic disease such as COVID-19 in humans, via the administration of pressure changes in the patient sufficient to cause a pressure differential to be created between the inside and outside of the outer membrane or envelope of the pathogen thereby destroying or disabling the pathogen. In one embodiment, a hyperbaric chamber is used to administer pressure increases and/or pressure decreases to create such pressure differential. The hyperbaric chamber could comprise a single user or multi-user unit, a pressurized body suit, or the pressurizable fuselage of an aircraft. In another embodiment, patients are placed in an aircraft, and the cabin pressure, while on the ground, or in flight, is adjusted upwardly or downwardly to create such pressure differential. The pressure differential methods can also include the use of external gases to enter the patient's body and/or lungs to facilitate disruption of the pathogen outer membrane as well as application of variations in temperature and/or humidity. A mobile treatment unit is also disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of using ultrasonic cavitation or MRI (or other sonic or magnetic field forces sufficient to disrupt the functionality of the pathogen), or a combination of ultrasound and MRI on the exterior of a patient in a desired anatomical region of the patient to assist with the destruction or disabling of a pathogen infecting that anatomical region of the patient, e.g., the patient's lungs, said method being employed at ambient pressures or in an increased or decreased pressure environment created within a hyperbaric chamber. The ultrasound and/or MRI methodologies could also be used to treat other pathogenically afflicted areas of the patient's body. Additionally, a pressure-differential method of sterilization of medical equipment is disclosed employing a hyperbaric or other pressure or vacuum chamber. Also disclosed is an enhanced method of nonsurgical fat reduction in humans by employing ultrasonic cavitation within a hyperbaric chamber, including the use of HBOT therapies. Furthermore, the use of these methodologies and systems have application in treatment of patients post-infection and in other areas of medicine and health, such as for example, treating wounds, the effects of aging, inflammation, and the effects of other maladies.