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An implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination is sized and configured to be implanted in subcutaneous tissue. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive laser welded titanium case. Control circuitry is located within the case, and includes a primary cell or rechargeable power source, a receive coil for receiving an RF magnetic field to recharge the rechargeable power source, non-inductive wireless telemetry circuitry, and a microcontroller for control of the implantable pulse generator. A stimulation system for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination comprises at least one electrically conductive surface, a lead connected to the electrically conductive surface, and an implantable pulse generator electrically connected to the lead.

Title
Implantable pulse generator for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation of muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue
Application Number
11/150535
Publication Number
7813809 (B2)
Application Date
June 10, 2005
Publication Date
October 12, 2010
Inventor
Geoffrey B Thrope
Shaker Heights
OH, US
Joseph J Mrva
Euclid
OH, US
Robert B Strother
Willoughby Hills
OH, US
Agent
Shumaker & Sieffert P A
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
A61N 1/08
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