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Randall Lee Brase, Robert Randall Tong: Connector and methods of fabrication. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Darby & Darby P C, Bruce E Black, July 17, 2007: US07244150 (238 worldwide citation)

A connector includes a unitary body defining a hollow center region configured and arranged to receive a proximal contact portion of a lead. The unitary body may define connector pockets and seal features within the hollow center region. The connector pockets can be spaced-apart and may define openi ...


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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 (198 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 (180 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 (178 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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Timothy J Hebrink, William W Merrill, Carl A Stover: Modified copolyesters and improved multilayer reflective films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Bruce E Black, March 5, 2002: US06352761 (121 worldwide citation)

A multilayered polymer film includes a first set of optical layers and a second set of optical layers. The first set of optical layers is made from a polyester which is often birefringent. The polyesters of the first set of optical layers typically have a composition in which 70-100 mol % of the car ...


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Andrew John Ouderkirk, John David Munter, Marvin Ray Kammin: Cholesteric liquid crystal optical bodies and methods of manufacture. 3M InnovativeProperties Company, Bruce E Black, June 3, 2003: US06573963 (110 worldwide citation)

An optical body can be formed using cholesteric liquid crystal materials. At least two different coating compositions containing cholesteric liquid crystal material are coated on a substrate. At least a portion of each composition is allowed to interdiffuse to generate a change in pitch along a thic ...


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Brandon L Valeria: System and method to provide customized graphical user interfaces via an interactive video casting network. Digeo, Darby & Darby PC, Bruce E Black, March 27, 2007: US07197715 (110 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface (GUI) for an interactive video casting network can be provided that is capable of being customized per element or as a scene of one channel or universally on all channels. For example, a user can select a desired appearance (e.g., a skin or schema) of individual elements r ...


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Henry R Halperin, Ronald D Berger, Ergin Atalar, Elliot R McVeigh, Albert Lardo, Hugh Calkins, Joao Lima: MRI-guided therapy methods and related systems. Surgi Vision, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, October 26, 2010: US07822460 (92 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using magnetic resonance imaging to increase the accuracy of electrophysiologic procedures is disclosed. The system in its preferred embodiment provides an invasive combined electrophysiology and imaging antenna catheter which includes an RF antenna for receiving magnetic res ...


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Douglas Allyn Miller: Advertisement swapping using an aggregator for an interactive television system. Digeo, Darby & Darby P C, Bruce E Black, September 4, 2007: US07266832 (90 worldwide citation)

An aggregator is provided in connection with advertisement swapping. The aggregator can be implemented in an interactive television system so as to perform real-time aggregation of trigger information for advertisement swapping through cooperation with content providers or third-party entities. The ...


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Slade Mitchell: System and method to subscribe to channel URL addresses and to provide non-programming-related URL addresses in an interactive video casting system. Diego, Darby & Darby P C, Bruce E Black, April 15, 2008: US07360232 (80 worldwide citation)

A remote device is capable to receive network address information, such as uniform resource locator (URL) addresses, and other supplemental content that are available along with television signal. A set top box coupled to a television receives the network address information via triggers. The set to ...