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An electrolytic, capacitive electrode, adapted to be disposed in body fluids when implanted, is used to store electrical energy for use in providing electrical energy to at least a portion of the internal electrical circuitry of an implantable device. Substantial capacitance is provided, particularly when constructed of anodized, porous tantalum with a counterelectrode of activated iridium. Such capacitive electrodes, exposed outside the implantable device, alleviate the requirement for space for a storage capacitor within miniature, implantable devices and may also serve as stimulating electrodes.

Title
Implantable device having an electrolytic storage electrode
Application Number
7/806584
Publication Number
5312439
Application Date
December 12, 1991
Publication Date
May 17, 1994
Inventor
Gerald E Loeb
90 Bagot Street, Kingston, Ontario
CA
Agent
L Lee Humphries
IPC
A61N 1/05
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