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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. 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
812051
Publication Number
5405367
Application Date
March 3, 1993
Publication Date
April 11, 1995
Inventor
Primoz Strojnik
Granada Hills
CA, US
John C Gord
Venice
CA, US
Gerald E Loeb
Kingston
CA
Joseph H Schulman
Santa Clarita
CA, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/32
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