Patent Number: 6,297,719

Title: Magnet set forming and aligning apparatus and method

Abstract: An apparatus and method for initially bringing together and thereafter delivering an aligned set of magnets easily separable into sets of 4 or higher in even numbers. While magnetic units are effective in magnetic therapy where a relatively flat surface is to be applied toward the skin surface, the side by side arrangement of magnets with a cross section substantially greater than the thickness results in attractive and repulsive forces in the four magnet magnetic unit such that the set is easily fragmented after bringing them together unless the unit is immediately supportively encapsulated. Such encapsulation includes sealed polymer envelopes with sufficient lateral and torsional rigidity to keep the magnets in the unit in the desired square planar arrangement instead of stacking, overlapping or flipping polar sides while at the same time having planar flexibility to be applied to undulating skin surfaces so that the skin side face of the individual magnets are substantially normal to the skin surface to deliver a maximum Gaussian field.

Inventors: Miller; Craig (Yorba Linda, CA)


International Classification: A61N 2/00 (20060101); A61N 2/06 (20060101); H01F 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018