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Bruce Kirkpatrick, Benjamin D Pless: System and method for adaptive brain stimulation. NeuroPace, November 12, 2002: US06480743 (415 worldwide citation)

An implantable neurostimulator adapted to provide adaptive electrical brain stimulation includes a detection subsystem for isolating an electrographic signal characteristic and a stimulation system for applying an adaptive stimulation signal based at least in part upon the electrographic signal char ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell: System and method for controlling epileptic seizures with spatially separated detection and stimulation electrodes. NeuroPace, July 22, 2003: US06597954 (319 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling epilepsy and other neurological disorders by providing electrical stimulation to a patient's brain in response to detected neurological conditions. An implantable device includes a stimulation subsystem coupled to a stimulation electrode to provide responsive ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Michael B Sweeney: Pacemaker for detecting and terminating a tachycardia. Intermedics, John R Merkling, November 14, 1989: US04880005 (284 worldwide citation)

A heart pacemaker detects pace-terminable tachycardia conditions in the atrium of the heart in accordance with selected high rate, rate stability, sudden onset and sustained high rate criteria. When a pace-terminable tachycardia is detected, programmed treatment modalities are applied to attempt to ...


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Benjamin D Pless: Multimodal neurostimulator and process of using it. Neuropace, Morrison & Foerster, October 15, 2002: US06466822 (277 worldwide citation)

This is directed to an implantable multimodal neurostimulator having improved efficacy in treating epilepsy and other neurological disorders and to processes of using that neurostimulator. The neurostimulator itself generally has two modes of electrical stimulation: the first involves delivering a n ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Adrian R M Upton, Dennis R Potts, Benjamin D Pless: Means and method for the intracranial placement of a neurostimulator. NeuroPace, July 30, 2002: US06427086 (255 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a means and method for placing an implantable neurostimulator control module into a place in the cranium where cranial bone has been removed. The method for accomplishing this cranial implantation is by first removing a patient's hair over the site of the implant, then cutting the ...


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Benjamin D Pless, William H Elias, Timothy A Marguit: Implantable cardiac defibrillator with improved capacitors. Ventritex, Gerstman & Ellis, July 21, 1992: US05131388 (240 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac defibrillator is provided having an energy source, a capacitor, and means coupled to the energy source for charging the capacitor. The capacitor comprises a planar layered structure of anode plates, cathode plates and means separating the anode plates and cathode plates. A pol ...


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Stephen T Archer, Benjamin D Pless: Stimulation signal generator for an implantable device. NeuroPace, February 10, 2004: US06690974 (228 worldwide citation)

An implantable multimodal neurostimulator having improved efficacy in treating epilepsy and other neurological disorders and processes of using that neurostimulator are described herein. The neurostimulator itself generally has two modes of electrical stimulation. The first involves delivering a non ...


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Benjamin D Pless: Neurostimulator involving stimulation strategies and process for using it. Neurospace, Morrison & Foerster, September 13, 2005: US06944501 (184 worldwide citation)

This is a neurostimulator that is configured to treat epilepsy and other neurological disorders using certain stimulation strategies, particularly changing various pulse parameters, during the imposition of a burst of those pulses. The invention includes the processes embodying those stimulation str ...


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Benjamin D Pless: Predicting susceptibility to neurological dysfunction based on measured neural electrophysiology. August 8, 2006: US07089059 (180 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining and predicting a patient's susceptibility to neurological dysfunction based on measured electrophysiological parameters employs a self-contained implantable device with depth electrodes implanted in desired locations in the patient's brain. The patient's neurologi ...



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