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Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J Struijk: Multichannel apparatus for epidural spinal cord stimulation. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, July 1, 1997: US05643330 (424 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for multi-channel transverse epidural spinal cord stimulation uses a multi-channel pulse generator driving a plurality of electrodes mounted near the distal end of a lead. These electrodes are mounted in one or more lines, generally perpendicular to the lead axis, and have a planar surface ...


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Vincent W Hull, Thomas E Cross, James P Langley: Method of using a spinal cord stimulation lead. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, May 23, 1995: US05417719 (350 worldwide citation)

A lead for providing electrical stimulation signals to the spinal cord and method of use thereof. The lead is implanted in the epidural space and includes an elongate lead paddle located at the distal end of the lead. An array of electrodes is located on the lead paddle. The array has at least three ...


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Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J Struijk: Multichannel apparatus for epidural spinal cord stimulator. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, March 26, 1996: US05501703 (278 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for multi-channel transverse epidural spinal cord stimulation uses a multi-channel pulse generator driving a plurality of electrodes mounted near the distal end of a lead. These electrodes are mounted in one or more lines, generally perpendicular to the lead axis, and have a planar surface ...


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Jeffrey M Gross: Annuloplasty prosthesis. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Curtis D Kinghorn, Peter Forrest, October 20, 1998: US05824066 (267 worldwide citation)

An annuloplasty ring having an adjustable configuration. The ring takes the form of a tubular sleeve surrounding frame members which be deflected by means of drawstrings.


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Kenneth T Heruth, Scott Ward: Permanently implantable guiding catheter. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, February 3, 1998: US05713858 (233 worldwide citation)

A permanently implantable guiding catheter for facilitating access to a body tissue site in a patient. The guiding catheter has a substantially hollow cylindrical configuration, and has a port assembly including a self-sealable septum disposed on its proximal end. The guiding catheter is made of a b ...


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Michael D Baudino, Brian T Stolz, Mark A Taube: Implantable lead ring electrode and method of making. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, October 17, 1995: US05458629 (216 worldwide citation)

A novel flexible and highly fatigue resistant neural lead is provided having a body with multiple lumens, one of which may receive a stiffening stylet, and the others of which serve as conduits for bundle stranded wire conductors which make contact with ring electrodes at the distal end of the lead. ...


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Roger L Crouse: Lancet with locking cover. Sherwood Medical Company, Andrew J Beck, Montgomery W Smith, Curtis D Kinghorn, June 28, 1994: US05324302 (213 worldwide citation)

A blood lancet is disclosed having a lancet needle with a sharpened lancet tip. The lancet tip is covered before use. The lancet tip end of the lancet needle extends through a slidable proximal needle piece while the opposite end of the lancet needle is immovably embedded in a distal needle piece. T ...


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Paul P M G J Macors, Gregory G Acker: Lancet ejector for lancet injector. Sherwood Medical Company, Andrew J Beck, Montgomery W Smith, Curtis D Kinghorn, February 1, 1994: US05282822 (208 worldwide citation)

A lancet injector is provided having a lancet tip that may be automatically removed from the lancet injector after piercing and being retracted from the skin of the subject. A separation recess extends from the slot along the housing toward the proximal end of the housing allowing the control member ...


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Carol E Eberhardt, David J Myers, Robert A Pinkul: Holder for heart valve. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, December 19, 1995: US05476510 (202 worldwide citation)

A holder for a prosthetic heart valve is disclosed. The holder, comprising a holder assembly disposed at the distal end of an elongate handle, includes a plurality of distally-projecting fingers adapted to engage the commissure posts of a stented prosthetic valve. The commissure-engaging fingers are ...


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David J Stanton, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Charles M Meyerson, Todd A Kallmyer: Handheld patient programmer for implantable human tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Terry L Wiles, Tom Berry, June 19, 2001: US06249703 (188 worldwide citation)

A patient programmer for facilitating patient control over an implanted medical device, such as an implanted spinal cord stimulator or the like, is disclosed. A programmer in accordance with the present invention is a portable, light-weight, easy to use patient programmer. The programmer enables a p ...