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Carla M Mann, Larry D Devor, Stephen L Goldman, Donald L Sandford, Grace Ying Yang Jang: Clip lock mechanism for retaining lead. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, August 19, 2003: US06609029 (285 worldwide citation)

A straight-forward and tool-less mechanism is provided for securing lead wires to an implantable neurostimulator, or similar medical device. In one embodiment, a clip lock mechanism is pivotally connected to the enclosure of the medical device, which enclosure also includes at least one receptacle w ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Carla M Mann, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable microstimulator for spinal cord stimulation as a therapy for chronic pain. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, March 22, 2005: US06871099 (274 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator(s), small enough to be located near or within an area of the spine responsible for sensations in a region experiencing chronic pain uses a power source/storage device, such as a rechargeable battery. Periodic recharging of such a power source/storage device is accomplished, ...


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Brian M Mann, Stuart W Buchanan: Pacemaker having PVC response and PMT terminating features. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, December 6, 1988: US04788980 (272 worldwide citation)

An atrial tracking dual-chamber pacemaker and method of use for reducing the risk of initiating a pacer mediated tachycardia (PMT), and breaking such a PMT if once started. The pacemaker includes means for sensing a premature ventricular contraction (PVC). The pacemaker operates in a conventional ma ...


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Sergiu Silvian: Analog and digital telemetry system for an implantable device. Siemens Pacesetter, Robert R Meads, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, July 21, 1987: US04681111 (270 worldwide citation)

In an implantable device, transmission and reception of digital information is accomplished as well as the transmission and reception of analog information. The analog signal is FM modulated for transmission and the digital signal is phase modulated for transmission. The FM modulated signal is used ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: System for implanting a microstimulator. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Kenneth L Green, April 10, 2001: US06214032 (267 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, Carla M Mann: Implantable expandable multicontact electrodes. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, March 20, 2001: US06205361 (261 worldwide citation)

A paddle-type electrode or electrode array is implantable like a percutaneously inserted lead, i.e., without requiring major surgery, but once inserted, expands to provide a platform for many electrode configurations. The electrode array is provided on a flexible, foldable, subcarrier or substrate. ...


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Carla M Mann: Transcutaneous transmission patch. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, September 7, 1999: US05948006 (257 worldwide citation)

A transcutaneous transmission patch transfers power and/or data to an implantable device implanted under a user's skin. The transcutaneous transmission patch is made of a flexible material with a top surface and a bottom surface. Located on or formed within the top surface is a pouch or cavity that ...


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Donald M Cohen: Method and system for implanting self-anchoring epicardial defibrillation electrodes. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, Lisa P Weinberg, February 12, 1991: US04991578 (255 worldwide citation)

A method and system for positioning a defibrillation electrode within the pericardial space of a mammal is disclosed which includes means for distending the pericardium from the heart by injecting a small volume of fluid into the pericardium. A needle having a lumen therethrough is inserted from a s ...


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Carla M Mann: Transcutaneous transmission pouch. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, August 14, 2001: US06275737 (254 worldwide citation)

A transcutaneous transmission pouch provides a pocket on a flexible substrate adherable to a user's skin. The flexible substrate is adhered to the user's skin closest to the location where an implantable device is implanted. An antenna coil, including associated electrical circuitry needed ...


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Michael A Faltys, Janusz A Kuzma, Thomas H R Lenarz, Alfred E Mann: Fully implantable cochlear implant system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, August 7, 2001: US06272382 (251 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a fully implantable cochlear implant system (FICIS) that allows various configurations of different modules to be combined so as to meet the needs of a particular patient, including very young patients. At least three main modules are used in the FICIS, including (1) a ...