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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 (697 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 (562 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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Steven L Weinberg: Method of making a nerve electrode array. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth Beshears, October 4, 1994: US05351394 (294 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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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 (170 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: Difibrillation electrodes and implantation. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, May 2, 1995: US05411527 (91 worldwide citation)

An electrical lead has a cardioverting/defibrillating electrode composed of a multiplicity of tiny flexible elongate metallic fibers, for implantation in a patient. One embodiment of the lead is implanted by puncturing the chest/abdominal wall of the patient and inserting the lead, fiber electrode f ...


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Russ Cooper, Sumit Mitra: A/D converter with zero power mode. Microchip Technology Incorporated, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, March 15, 1994: US05294928 (48 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor microcontroller includes the capability to perform analog to digital conversions of an analog signal representative of a variable parameter indicative of the need to exercise a control function. While the analog to digital conversions are being performed, the microcontroller processo ...


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Eckhard Alt: Implantable medical interventional device with atrial dysrhythmia therapy for tachycardia. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh Anderson Westover Killingsworth & Beshears, April 4, 1995: US05403355 (15 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical interventional device for delivering electrical therapies to the heart of an implant patient to treat pathologic ventricular tachycardia. The device includes a first sensor for developing a signal indicative of the patient's ventricular ECG status, and a second sensor for deve ...