07191012 is referenced by 77 patents and cites 24 patents.

A method and system for providing electrical pulses for neuromodulating a cranial nerve of a patient utilizing an implantable stimulator. The implantable stimulator comprising a pulse generator module and a stimulus receiver module for coupling with an external stimulator. Control circuitry ensures selective operation of one pulse generator module. The external stimulator comprises a telemetry module for remotely activating (or de-activating) programs over the internet, to arrive at the optimal program for each patient. Once the optimal “dose” is titrated using the external stimulator, the implanted pulse generator can then be programmed to such parameters. The external stimulator in conjunction with the implanted stimulus receiver can override the implanted pulse generator, to provide extra dose of therapy or to conserve the implanted battery. The external stimulator is also networked to other computers. The external programmer may also comprise a global positioning system (GPS) module for determining patient location.

Title
Method and system for providing pulsed electrical stimulation to a craniel nerve of a patient to provide therapy for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders
Application Number
10/436017
Publication Number
7191012 (B2)
Application Date
May 11, 2003
Publication Date
March 13, 2007
Inventor
Angely Widhany
Milwaukee, 53221
WI, US
Birinder R Boveja
Milwaukee, 53221
WI, US
IPC
A61N 1/08
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