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Jordi Parramon, Goran N Marnfeldt, Kelly H McClure, Matthew I Haller: Microstimulator employing improved recharging reporting and telemetry techniques. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, October 14, 2008: US07437193 (228 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation to prevent and/or treat various disorders, e.g., neurological disorders, uses a self-contained power source such as a primary battery, a rechargeable battery, or other energy sources. For the re ...


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Tom Xiaohai He, Matthew Isaac Haller: Implantable stimulator with integrated plastic housing/metal contacts and manufacture and use. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, July 20, 2010: US07761165 (203 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator system includes a plastic housing, an electronic subassembly and at least one metal contact. The plastic housing defines an interior chamber and an exterior. The electronic subassembly is disposed in the interior chamber of the plastic housing. The at least one metal contac ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, Rafael Carbunaru, James P McGivern, Matthew I Haller, Tom Xiaohai He, Kerry Bradley, Janusz A Kuzma: Implantable microstimulators and methods for unidirectional propagation of action potentials. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, December 28, 2010: US07860570 (189 worldwide citation)

Miniature implantable stimulators (i.e., microstimulators) are capable of producing unidirectionally propagating action potentials (UPAPs). The methods and configurations described may, for instance, arrest action potentials traveling in one direction, arrest action potentials of small diameters ner ...


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Michael Adam Moffitt, Rafael Carbunaru, Kristen N Jaax, Todd K Whitehurst: Electrode contact configurations for cuff leads. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, July 5, 2011: US07974706 (183 worldwide citation)

A stimulation system is disclosed that may include a stimulator unit coupled to electrode contacts on a cuff. In one embodiment, the cuff may be placed at least partially around a nerve. The stimulation system may include at least two electrode contacts disposed on the cuff such that a distance betw ...


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Meredith L Anderson, Anne M Pianca: Non-linear electrode array. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Darby & Darby P C, March 2, 2010: US07672734 (183 worldwide citation)

A system for stimulation includes an implantable pulse generator, a lead, and conductors. The lead includes an array body disposed at a distal end of the lead and electrodes concentrically arranged on the array body. A center electrode may also be disposed on the array body. The electrodes may be ar ...


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Janusz A Kuzma: Implantable microdevice with extended lead and remote electrode. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Vista IP Law Group, May 24, 2011: US07949395 (170 worldwide citation)

An implantable microdevice includes at least one electrode detachably connected to electronic circuitry housed in an hermetically-sealed micro housing. The micro housing has a length no more than about 10 mm. In one embodiment, the electrode is located at a distal end of an electrode lead, and a pro ...


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Anne M Pianca, Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern: Lead assembly for implantable microstimulator. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Patrick R Turner, January 29, 2013: US08364278 (153 worldwide citation)

A lead assembly for a small implantable medical device connects a remote electrode to a microdevice and inhibits fluid ingress into the connection. Microdevices may provide either or both tissue stimulation and sensing. Known microdevices include spaced apart electrodes on the outer surface of the m ...


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Tom Xiaohai He: Stimulator system with electrode array and the method of making the same. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Patrick R Turner, May 8, 2012: US08175710 (134 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator can include a housing with a surface containing a metal region. The housing defines an exterior and an interior. At least one conductive electrode is disposed on the exterior of the housing over the metal region of the housing. Adhesive is disposed between the metal re ...


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Randall Lee Brase: Feed through interconnect assembly for an implantable stimulation system and methods of making and using. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Patrick R Turner, July 17, 2012: US08224450 (130 worldwide citation)

A stimulation system includes an implantable pulse generator having a sealed chamber and an electronic subassembly disposed in the sealed chamber. Feed through pins are coupled to the electronic subassembly and extend out of the sealed chamber. Feed through interconnects are coupled to the electroni ...


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Jess Weigian Shi, Yuping He, Que T Doan, David K L Peterson: Techniques for sensing and adjusting a compliance voltage in an implantable stimulator device. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, October 28, 2008: US07444181 (117 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods and circuitry for monitoring and adjusting a compliance voltage in an implantable stimulator devices to an optimal value that is sufficiently high to allow for proper circuit performance (i.e., sufficient current output), but low enough that power is not needlessly waste ...