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An implantable microstimulator has a structure which is manufactured to be substantially encapsulated within a hermetically-sealed housing inert to body fluids, and of a size and shape capable of implantation in a living body, by expulsion through a hypodermic needle. The internal structure of the microstimulator comprises a coil adapted to function as the secondary winding of a transformer and receive power and control information. Circuit means, including control electronics, a capacitor and electrodes are provided. The electrodes, which may be made one of iridium and the other of tantalum and placed on opposite ends of the microstimulator, or alternatively, an iridium electrode at each end of the microstimulator, are at least partially exposed and provide electrical, stimulating pulses to the body.

Title
Structure and method of manufacture of an implantable microstimulator
Application Number
7/812051
Publication Number
5193540
Application Date
December 18, 1991
Publication Date
March 16, 1993
Inventor
Primoz Strojnik
Sylmar
CA, US
John C Gord
Venice
CA, US
Gerald E Loeb
Kingston
CA
Joseph H Schulman
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Agent
L Lee Humphries
Assignee
Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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