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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator and systems employing the same. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, April 18, 2000: US06051017 (588 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule thereof and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted and to make the microstimulator safer and easier to handle are pr ...


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Frances J R Richmond, Gerald E Loeb: Implantable microstimulation system for treatment of sleep apnea. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, May 29, 2001: US06240316 (385 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable microminiature electronic devices, termed “microstimulators”, are used to treat sleep apnea. The microstimulators are implanted at strategic locations within the patient and are then controlled in a manner so as to stimulate muscle and nerve tissue in a constructive manner wh ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: System for implanting a microstimulator. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Kenneth L Green, April 10, 2001: US06214032 (267 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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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 (204 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 (202 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 ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Method of reducing the incidence of medical complications using implantable microstimulators. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Kenneth L Green, February 6, 2001: US06185455 (189 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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Frances J R Richmond, Gerald E Loeb: Method for conditioning pelvic musculature using an implanted microstimulator. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, May 9, 2000: US06061596 (177 worldwide citation)

A system and method for conditioning pelvic muscle tissue for the purpose of treating urinary incontinence uses one or more tiny implantable stimulators (20)--termed "microstimulators"--implanted in or near certain pelvic structures so as to contact target muscle tissue. The microstimulators (20) ar ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator system for producing repeatable patterns of electrical stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Kenneth L Green, January 16, 2001: US06175764 (176 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator system for prevention of disorders. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryan R Gold, Kenneth L Green, January 30, 2001: US06181965 (153 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Method and apparatus to treat disorders of gastrointestinal peristalsis. Alfred E Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, McDermott Will & Emery, May 17, 2005: US06895279 (100 worldwide citation)

Many patients suffer from diseases and surgical damage that result in failure of the stomach and intestinal tract to contract and relax normally in order to transfer contents distally. Electrical stimulation applied to one or more sites on the surface of the gastrointestinal viscera can treat this p ...