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Paul M Meadows, Carla Mann Woods, David K Peterson, Joey Chen, David H Payne: Rechargeable spinal cord stimulator system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, May 17, 2005: US06895280 (580 worldwide citation)

A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system includes multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (IPG) which channels can provide concurrent, but unique stimulation fields, permitting virtual electrodes to be realized. The SCS syst ...


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Carla M Mann, Paul M Meadows: Implantable device programmer. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, September 16, 2003: US06622048 (369 worldwide citation)

A patient and/or a clinician may program an implant device, e.g., an implanted spinal cord stimulator (SCS), through the use of a programming computer, or clinician programmer, linked with the implant device so that the paresthesia resulting from an applied electrical stimulus pattern is adjusted or ...


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Kelly H McClure: Activity monitor for pain management efficacy measurement. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Kenneth L Green, Philip H Lee, Bryant R Gold, December 9, 2003: US06659968 (202 worldwide citation)

An activity monitoring system measures the effectiveness of pain management using using data from motion or activity sensors attached to the patient's body to compute measures of exertion level of a patient. Increased levels of exertion are an indication of successful pain management. The patie ...


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Kerry Bradley: System for measuring cardiac rhythm parameters for assessment of spinal cord stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, Travis K Laird, January 9, 2007: US07162304 (145 worldwide citation)

A neuro-stimulation system and method are provided which can monitor EKG signals and provide electrical stimulation. The system comprises a stimulation lead having at least one stimulating electrode on the lead and an IPG having a case and connectors. The connectors can mechanically and electrical c ...


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Jordi Parramon, Matthew I Haller: Voltage converter for implantable microstimulator using RF-powering coil. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, October 7, 2003: US06631296 (92 worldwide citation)

A voltage converter for use within small implantable electrical devices, such as a microstimulator, uses a coil, instead of capacitors, to provide a voltage step up and step down function. The output voltage is controlled, or adjusted, through duty-cycle modulation. Good efficiencies are achieved fo ...


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Anne M Pianca, Carla M Mann: Systems and methods of implanting a lead for brain stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Philip H Lee, Victoris A Poissant, April 25, 2006: US07033326 (83 worldwide citation)

Leads and introduction tools are proposed for deep brain stimulation and other applications. Some embodiments of the present invention provide lead designs with which may be placed with a stylet, while others do not require a stylet. Some lead embodiments use standard wire conductors, while others u ...


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Anne M Pianca: System for permanent electrode placement utilizing microelectrode recording methods. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Philip H Lee, February 13, 2007: US07177701 (74 worldwide citation)

A lead stimulation/recording system is provided, which is a combination of a permanent DBS stimulating lead and a recording microelectrode. The DBS lead has a lumen extending from the proximal to the distal end of the lead, the lumen having an opening on each end of the lead. The microelectrode is c ...


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Edward H Overstreet: Enhanced methods for determining iso-loudness contours for fitting cochlear implant sound processors. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Philip H Lee, May 9, 2006: US07043303 (53 worldwide citation)

Methods are taught to simplify the cochlear implant fitting process for various cochlear prostheses and stimulation strategies, including high rate stimulation strategies. For instance, patient self-programming is made possible. In addition, auto-fitting is made possible (particularly useful for ver ...


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William Vanbrooks Harrison, Lee F Hartley, Philip A Segel, Scott Crawford, C Geoffrey E Fernald: Ear auxiliary microphone for behind the ear hearing prosthetic. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Kenneth L Green, Philip H Lee, August 10, 2004: US06775389 (53 worldwide citation)

An In The Ear (ITE) microphone improves the acoustic response of a Behind The Ear (BTE) Implantable Cochlear Stimulation (ICS) system during telephone use. An acoustic seal provided by holding a telephone earpiece against the ear provides improved coupling of low frequency (up to about 1 KHz) sound ...


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Edward H Overstreet, Leonid M Litvak, William Vanbrooks Harrison: Optimizing pitch and other speech stimuli allocation in a cochlear implant. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Victoria A Poissant, Philip H Lee, July 31, 2007: US07251530 (38 worldwide citation)

Errors in pitch (frequency) allocation within a cochlear implant are corrected in order to provide a significant and profound improvement in the quality of sound perceived by the cochlear implant user. In one embodiment, the user is stimulated with a reference signal, e.g., the tone “A” (440 Hz) and ...