04602624 is referenced by 386 patents and cites 8 patents.

A self-curling sheet (A) of non-conductive material is biased to curl into a tight spiral. A cut out (22) is removed from one corner of the sheet such that, when the sheet spirals, a passage (28) defined axially therethrough has one portion with a smaller diameter and another portion with a larger diameter. A pair of conductive strips (40, 50) are disposed on the self-curling sheet such that one extends peripherally around each of the larger and smaller diameter regions of the passage therethrough. The conductive segments may be electrically conductive for applying electrical impulses or fluid conductive for infusing medications. In use, a first edge (14) of the self-curling sheet is disposed adjacent a nerve trunk which is to receive the cuff therearound. The self-curling sheet is controllably permitted to curl around the nerve forming an annular cuff therearound.

Title
Implantable cuff, method of manufacture, and method of installation
Application Number
6/659824
Publication Number
4602624
Application Date
October 11, 1984
Publication Date
July 29, 1986
Inventor
J Thomas Mortimer
Cleveland Heights
OH, US
James D Sweeney
Cleveland Heights
OH, US
Gregory G Naples
Brecksville
OH, US
Agent
Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee
Assignee
Case Western Reserve University
OH, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
A61N 1/04
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