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Robert B Strother, Joseph J Mrva, Geoffrey B Thrope: Implantable pulse generator for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation of muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 12, 2010: US07813809 (212 worldwide citation)

An implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination is sized and configured to be implanted in subcutaneous tissue. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive laser welded titanium ...


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Paul H Peckham, Brian Smith, James R Buckett, Geoffrey B Thrope, Jorge E Letechipia: Functional neuromuscular stimulation system. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 1, 1992: US05167229 (165 worldwide citation)

An input command controller (A) provides logic function selection signals and proportional signals. The signals are generated by movement of a ball member (12) and socket member (14) relative to two orthogonal axes. When the joystick is implanted, a transmitter (50) transmits the signals to a patien ...


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Robert B Strother, Joseph J Mrva, Geoffrey B Thrope: Implantable system and methods for acquisition and processing of electrical signals from muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue. NDI Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 16, 2007: US07283867 (132 worldwide citation)

Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an MES processor for acquisition and processing of myoelectric signals from muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The MES processor is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. The MES process ...


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Robert B Strother, Joseph J Mrva, Geoffrey B Thrope: Implantable pulse generator for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation of muscles and/or nerves and/or central nervous system tissue. NDI Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 3, 2007: US07239918 (93 worldwide citation)

Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The implantable pulse generator is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. T ...


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Zi Ping Fang, Geoffrey B Thrope, Anthony Ignagni, Soheyl Pourmehdi, Dustin Tyler, Robert B Strother Jr, Maria E Walker, Trisha L Winter, Jeffrey A Demchak, Joe Mrva, Anthony Szpak: Systems and methods for performing prosthetic or therapeutic neuromuscular stimulation using an external, battery powered controller with power conservation features. NeuroControl Corporation, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, July 1, 2003: US06587728 (64 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods provide effective neuromuscular stimulation to meet a host of different prosthetic or therapeutic objections. The systems and methods also provide convenience of operation, flexibility to meet different user-selected requirements, and transportability and ease of manipulation ...


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Geoffrey B Thrope, Robert B Strother, Joseph J Mrva: Portable assemblies, systems and methods for providing functional or therapeutic neuromuscular stimulation. NDI Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 20, 2008: US07376467 (54 worldwide citation)

Neuromuscular stimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin outside ...


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Joseph J Mrva, Robert B Strother, Geoffrey B Thrope, Julie Grill, Maria Bennett: Method for affecting urinary function with electrode implantation in adipose tissue. NDI Medical, Ryan Krumholz & Manion S C, March 11, 2008: US07343202 (52 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods provide a stimulation electrode assembly comprising an elongated lead sized and configured to be implanted within an adipose tissue region. The lead includes an electrically conductive portion to apply electrical stimulation to nerve or muscle in the adipose tissue region and at ...


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Geoffrey B Thrope, Robert B Strother, Joseph J Mrva: Portable percutaneous assemblies, systems and methods for providing highly selective functional or therapeutic neuromuscular stimulation. NDI Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, October 10, 2006: US07120499 (46 worldwide citation)

Neuromuscular stimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin outside ...


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Joseph J Mrva, James Coburn, Robert B Strother, Geoffrey B Thrope: Devices, systems, and methods employing a molded nerve cuff electrode. NDI Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, September 14, 2010: US07797058 (46 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems, and methods for recording, and/or stimulation, and/or blocking of a nerve make use of a molded cuff electrode. An electrically conductive surface is coupled to an inside surface of the cuff's elastic body. The electrically conductive surface and the body assume a coiled configurati ...


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Maria Bennett, Robert B Strother, Julie Grill, Joseph J Mrva, Therese Zmina, Geoffrey B Thrope: Medtronic Urinary Solutions, Campbell Nelson Whippps, July 21, 2009: US07565198 (40 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods treat urinary incontinence by the bilateral stimulation of the left and/or right branches of the dorsal genital nerves using a single lead implanted in adipose or other tissue in the region at or near the pubic symphysis.