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Reese S Terry Jr, Joachim F Wernicke: Therapeutic treatment of sleep disorder by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh et al, August 9, 1994: US05335657 (781 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for treating and controlling sleep disorders by detecting the presence of the sleep disorder under treatment, and, in response, selectively applying a predetermined electrical signal to the patient's vagus nerve for stimulation thereof to alleviate the sleep disorder under treat ...


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Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr, Jacob Zabara: Treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, April 5, 1994: US05299569 (635 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for treating and controlling neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, depression, and borderline personality disorder by selectively applying a predetermined electrical signal to the patient's vagus nerve for stimulation thereof to alleviate the symptoms of the disord ...


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Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr, Ross G Baker Jr: Treatment of eating disorders by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, November 23, 1993: US05263480 (497 worldwide citation)

A method of treating patients with compulsive eating disorders includes the steps of detecting a preselected event indicative of an imminent need for treatment of the specific eating disorder of interest, and responding to the detected occurrence of the preselected event by applying a predetermined ...


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Paul Rutecki, Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr: Treatment of pain by vagal afferent stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh, July 19, 1994: US05330515 (465 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for treating severe chronic, persistent or recurring neuropathic or psychogenic pain, or pain which is nociceptive if the patient is suffering from terminal disease, by selectively applying a pulse waveform to a lead/electrode implanted on the patient's cervical vagus nerve or o ...


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Ross G Baker Jr, Reese S Terry Jr, Alan Adkins: Activation techniques for implantable medical device. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh, April 19, 1994: US05304206 (450 worldwide citation)

Improvements are disclosed in apparatus and techniques for activating an implantable medical device, such as a neurostimulator adapted to treat and control a disorder of a patient where the disorder is susceptible to relief in response to predetermined modulation of the electrical activity of a sele ...


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Steven L Weinberg: Method of making a nerve electrode array. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth Beshears, October 4, 1994: US05351394 (257 worldwide citation)

A method of making a nerve electrode is performed by forming an electrically insulative resilient array having an elongate backbone member with a plurality of spaced-apart substantially parallel bands, each spanning 360.degree., linked together by the backbone member and skewed from a direction norm ...


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Eckhard Alt: Medical interventional device responsive to sudden hemodynamic change. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, November 7, 1995: US05464434 (183 worldwide citation)

A medical interventional device is adapted to be implanted in a patient's body to provide a number of different controllable therapeutic functions including cardiac pacing, antitachycardia pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation. A sensor generates an electrical signal representing sensed variation ...


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Ross G Baker Jr, Reese S Terry Jr: Implantable medical device with dummy load for pre-implant testing in sterile package and facilitating electrical lead connection. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, August 24, 1993: US05237991 (157 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device is provided with a removable dummy load across its connector output terminals to allow the device to be tested without removal from the sterile disposable package in which it is shipped and stored. The dummy load is confined with the device entirely within the sterile p ...


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Eckhard Alt: Apparatus and method for cardiac pacing responsive to patient position. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, October 11, 1994: US05354317 (140 worldwide citation)

An implantable variable rate cardiac pacemaker adaptive to patient exercise has a sensor responsive to each of several preselected different static physical positions of the implant patient to produce electrical output signals uniquely representative of the different physical positions. The pulse ge ...


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Eckhard Alt: Conductive pouch electrode for defibrillation. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, July 18, 1995: US05433730 (136 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator includes a waveform generator having a metal housing for the generator electronics. The housing is used as one of the electrodes for cardioversion and defibrillation of the chambers of the patient's heart. An electrically conductive pouch having an effective electrical s ...



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