1
Paul Meadows, Carla M Mann, David Karl Lee Peterson, Joey Chen: Rechargeable spinal cord stimulator system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, February 4, 2003: US06516227 (1020 worldwide citation)

A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system provides multiple stimulation channels, each capable of producing up to 10 mA of current into a 1 K&OHgr; load. The SCS system further includes a replenishable power source, e.g., a rechargeable battery, that requires only an occasional recharge, and offers a l ...


2
Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator and systems employing the same. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, April 18, 2000: US06051017 (544 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule thereof and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted and to make the microstimulator safer and easier to handle are pr ...


3
Paul M Meadows, Carla Mann Woods, David K Peterson, Joey Chen, David H Payne: Rechargeable spinal cord stimulator system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, May 17, 2005: US06895280 (486 worldwide citation)

A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system includes multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (IPG) which channels can provide concurrent, but unique stimulation fields, permitting virtual electrodes to be realized. The SCS syst ...


4
Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann: Parameter context switching for an implanted device. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Cold, April 30, 2002: US06381496 (457 worldwide citation)

An implant device provides context switching, meaning the ability to change one set of operational parameters for another. The implant device is controlled by a set of operational parameters. The patient may swap the current set of operational parameters with another set of operational parameters. F ...


5
Carla M Mann, David K L Peterson, Paul M Meadows: Directional programming for implantable electrode arrays. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, May 21, 2002: US06393325 (452 worldwide citation)

A programming system and method for use with an implantable tissue stimulator allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a multiplicity of electrodes in an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including t ...


6
Joseph H Schulman, Robert Dan Dell, Alfred E Mann, Michael A Faltys: Implantable device with improved battery recharging and powering configuration. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Bryant R Gold, May 23, 2000: US06067474 (426 worldwide citation)

An implantable system, such as a neural stimulator or a cochlear implant system, includes a rechargeable battery configuration having improved recharging and lifetime characteristics. The battery is housed within the implant's case and has first and second electrode plates. Each electrode plate has ...


7
Carla Mann Woods, David K L Peterson, Paul M Meadows, Gerald E Loeb: Fitting process for a neural stimulation system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, August 19, 2003: US06609032 (407 worldwide citation)

A programming system and method for use with an implantable tissue stimulator allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a multiplicity of electrodes in an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including t ...


8
William Vanbrooks Harrison, Todd K Whitehurst: Systems and methods for modulation of circulatory perfusion by electrical and/or drug stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, January 18, 2005: US06845267 (394 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable system control units (SCU) apply one or more stimulating drugs and/or electrical pulses to one or more predetermined areas affecting circulatory perfusion. The SCU preferably includes a programmable memory for storing data and/or control parameters, and preferably uses a powe ...


9
Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann, Hisashi Tsukamoto, Joey Chen: Implantable pulse generators using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Quallion, Bryant R Gold, April 22, 2003: US06553263 (391 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device, such as an implantable pulse generator (IPG) used with a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system, includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery having an anode electrode with a substrate made substantially from titanium. Such battery construction allows the rechargeable bat ...


10
Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Carla Mann Woods, Paul M Meadows, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable miniature neurostimulator for stimulation as a therapy for headache and/or facial pain. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, May 11, 2004: US06735475 (358 worldwide citation)

A small implantable stimulator(s) with at least two electrodes is small enough to have the electrodes located adjacent to a nerve structure at least partially responsible for headache and/or facial pain. The small stimulator provides a means of stimulating a nerve structure(s) when desired, and may ...



Click the thumbnails below to visualize the patent trend.