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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 (446 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 ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla Mann Woods, Hisashi Tsukamoto, Joey Chen: Implantable devices using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Quallion, Bryant R Gold, Victoria A Poissant, July 24, 2007: US07248929 (107 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 ...


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Leon Parkhouse: Photovoltaic powered charging apparatus for implanted rechargeable batteries. Quallion, Gavrilovich Dodd & Lindsey, February 21, 2006: US07003353 (81 worldwide citation)

A photovoltaic powered charging unit is mounted in a head covering, such as a cap or hat, for a patient who has an inductively chargeable medical device implanted in his head. The implanted device includes an implanted battery which powers the device. The photovoltaic cells provide continuous chargi ...


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Hisashi Tsukamoto, Clay Kishiyama, Mikito Nagata, Hiroshi Nakahara, Tiehua Piao: Lithium ion battery capable of being discharged to zero volts. Quallion, M Elizabeth Bush, July 22, 2003: US06596439 (66 worldwide citation)

A lithium ion battery particularly configured to be able to discharge to a very low voltage, e.g. zero volts, without causing permanent damage to the battery. More particularly, the battery is configured to define a Zero Volt Crossing Potential (ZCP) which is lower than a Substrate Dissolution Poten ...


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Hisashi Tsukamoto: Wound battery and method for making it. Quallion, Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, August 28, 2001: US06280873 (57 worldwide citation)

A lithium battery made with a bipolar polyimide membrane with metal layers on each side, including one embodiment where the polyimide has a gold layer on each side. Different formulations for the positive electrode active material are used. The positive electrode active materials are essentially thr ...


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Hisashi Tsukamoto, Chananit Sintuu: Lithium thin film lamination technology on electrode to increase battery capacity. Quallion, M Elizabeth Bush, July 13, 2004: US06761744 (56 worldwide citation)

Lithium is laminated onto or into an electrode structure comprising a metal conducting layer with an active material mixture of, for example, a nano-composite of silicon monoxide, together with graphite and a binder, such as polyvinyl di-fluoride (PVDF). The lamination of lithium metal onto or into ...


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Hisashi Tsukamoto, Pang Hoo Tan: Implantable medical power module. Quallion, M Elizabeth Bush, May 17, 2005: US06894456 (51 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a medically implantable integrated biocompatible power module incorporating a power source (e.g., battery), a power management circuit (PMC), a magnetically inductive coupling system (MICS) for remote communication and/or inductive charging and a homing device for locating the implanted ...


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Hisashi Tsukamoto: Battery tab attachment method. Quallion, M Elezabeth Bush, Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, October 1, 2002: US06458171 (50 worldwide citation)

The difficulties encountered with attaching tabs to very thin metal layer. e. g., a layer of gold from 0.3 &mgr;m to 50 &mgr;m thick are severe. Typically, in the uses envisioned for the thin metal layer, which is for a compact battery, a plastic sheet such as polyimide underlies the thin metal laye ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla Mann Woods, Joey Chen, Hisashi Tsukamoto: Implantable devices using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Quallion, Bryant R Gold, Victoria A Poissant, November 13, 2007: US07295878 (49 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 ...


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Douglas Alan Ruth II, Hisashi Tsukamoto, Clay Kishiyama, Andrew Szyszkowski: Brazed ceramic seal for batteries with titanium-titanium-6A1-4V cases. Quallion, M Elizabeth Bush, Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, August 19, 2003: US06607843 (48 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a brazed ceramic ring that separates the positive and negative ends of the battery while still providing a leak-tight seal. The ceramic is aluminum oxide or zirconium oxide or zirconium oxide with 3% yttrium. The invention includes a brazing material that is greater than 50% g ...