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William Vanbrooks Harrison, Todd K Whitehurst: Systems and methods for modulation of circulatory perfusion by electrical and/or drug stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, January 18, 2005: US06845267 (450 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable system control units (SCU) apply one or more stimulating drugs and/or electrical pulses to one or more predetermined areas affecting circulatory perfusion. The SCU preferably includes a programmable memory for storing data and/or control parameters, and preferably uses a powe ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Francis J R Richmond, Carla M Mann, Michael A Faltys, Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern: Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, May 11, 2004: US06735474 (374 worldwide citation)

A method and system for treatment of incontinence and/or pelvic pain includes the injection or laparoscopic implantation of one or more battery- or radio frequency-powered microstimulators (


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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Carla Mann Woods, Paul M Meadows, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable miniature neurostimulator for stimulation as a therapy for headache and/or facial pain. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, May 11, 2004: US06735475 (374 worldwide citation)

A small implantable stimulator(s) with at least two electrodes is small enough to have the electrodes located adjacent to a nerve structure at least partially responsible for headache and/or facial pain. The small stimulator provides a means of stimulating a nerve structure(s) when desired, and may ...


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Tom Xiaohai He, James P McGivern, Todd K Whitehurst: Surgical insertion tool. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, June 24, 2003: US06582441 (315 worldwide citation)

A tool is provided for facilitating determining a proper location for an implantable device or medication, and for then delivering the implant to the precise location determined with the tool. To determine the target location, the tool may include a component for testing target locations, such as a ...


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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 (278 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: Systems and methods for modulation of pancreatic endocrine secretion and treatment of diabetes. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, December 14, 2004: US06832114 (267 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for introducing one or more stimulating drugs and/or applying electrical stimulation to the pancreas and/or nerve fibers innervating the pancreas to treat or prevent diabetes and/or to modulate pancreatic endocrine secretions uses at least one system control unit (SCU) producing ...


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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 (264 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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Todd K Whitehurst, Kelly H McClure, James R Thacker, James P McGivern: Treatment of hypertension. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, Laura Haburay Bishop, December 26, 2006: US07155284 (239 worldwide citation)

Treatment of hypertension includes implantation of the discharge portion(s) of a catheter and/or electrical stimulation electrode(s) adjacent the tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, i.e., drug infusion pulses and/or electrical pulses, are supplied by one or more implanted stimulators, th ...


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Carla M Mann, Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, September 6, 2005: US06941171 (201 worldwide citation)

A method and system for treatment of incontinence, urgency, frequency, and/or pelvic pain includes implantation of electrodes on a lead or the discharge portion of a catheter adjacent the perineal nerve(s) or tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, either electrical or drug infusion pulses, ...


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Frances J R Richmond, Gerald E Loeb: Method of treating obstructive sleep apnea using implantable electrodes. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Laura Haburay Bishop, February 5, 2002: US06345202 (199 worldwide citation)

Electrodes are implanted at strategic locations within a patient and are then controlled in a manner so as to stimulate muscle and nerve tissue in a constructive manner which helps open blocked airways. In a preferred method, at least one microstimulator treats sleep apnea in an open loop fashion by ...