06149577 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 91 patents.

A method and apparatus for relieving pain associated with degenerative diseases and disorders in biological subjects such as mammals. The method employs the use of an apparatus which is capable of producing a magnetic field of a particular nature which has been proven in human tests to dramatically reduce pain. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of magnets capable of producing a magnetic field wherein each of the plurality of magnets has a north pole and a south pole and a longitudinal axis passing therethrough and are partially held in place by the frame. Another embodiment incorporates a coil of electrically conducting material is wrapped about a frame, and/or the plurality of magnets in an orthogonal relationship to the longitudinal axis of each of the plurality of magnets. A source of electrical energy supplies an electrical current to the coil enabling a magnetic field to be produced therefrom. A switch is provided to enable the electrical current to flow in a first direction and optionally in a second direction opposite to the first direction. A rectifier is provided to alter the inherent supply voltage (e.g., 60 hertz) to a 120 hertz half sine or corresponding DC square wave form.

Title
Apparatus and method for creating a substantially contained, finite magnetic field useful for relieving the symptoms pain and discomfort associated with degenerative diseases and disorders in mammals
Application Number
9/271884
Publication Number
6149577
Application Date
March 18, 1999
Publication Date
November 21, 2000
Inventor
Rick R Wascher
Rock Island
TN, US
C Douglas Williams
Signal Mountain
TN, US
Floyd E Bouldin
Murfreesboro
TN, US
Agent
Rick R Wascher
Assignee
EMF Therapeutics
TN, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
A61B 17/52
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