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Imad Libbus, Badri Amurthur, Bruce H KenKnight: Implantable device for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with leadless heart rate monitoring. Cyberonics, Cyberonics, November 5, 2013: US08577458 (50 worldwide citation)

An implantable device for providing electrical stimulation of cervical vagus nerves for treatment of chronic cardiac dysfunction with leadless heart rate monitoring is provided. A stimulation therapy lead includes helical electrodes configured to conform to an outer diameter of a cervical vagus nerv ...


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Mark J Bly, Badri Amurthur, Kristofer J James, Imad Libbus, Yatheendhar D Manicka, Scott T Mazar, Jerry S Wang: Adherent device with multiple physiological sensors. Corventis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 26, 2014: US08818481 (50 worldwide citation)

An adherent device to monitor a patient for an extended period comprises a breathable tape. The breathable tape comprises a porous material with an adhesive coating to adhere the breathable tape to a skin of the patient. At least one electrode is affixed to the breathable tape and capable of electri ...


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Marina V Brockway, Imad Libbus, Krzysztof Z Siejko, Robert J Sweeney: Controlled titration of neurostimulation therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 5, 2012: US08195290 (49 worldwide citation)

Described herein are methods and devices that utilize electrical neural stimulation to treat heart failure by modulating a patient's autonomic balance in a manner that inhibits sympathetic activity and/or augments parasympathetic activity. Because other therapies for treating heart failure may also ...


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Imad Libbus, Yatheendhar D Manicka, Mark J Bly: Adherent device for sleep disordered breathing. Corventis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 1, 2014: US08688190 (49 worldwide citation)

An adherent device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient with an adherent patch, for example breathable tape, coupled to at least four electrodes. The device comprises impedance circuitry coupled to the at least four electrodes and configured to measure respiration of the patient to det ...


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Julia Moffitt, Sophia Wang, Bruce H KenKnight, Imad Libbus: Combined neural stimulation and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 6, 2012: US08131362 (48 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for delivering cardiac therapy to a patient are provided. Various implantable device embodiments comprise a plurality of leads and a controller. The leads include at least one lead to be positioned within a lead path to deliver ventricular pacing pulses and to deliver neural stim ...


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Imad Libbus, Julio C Spinelli, Tamara Colette Baynham: Neural stimulation therapy system for atherosclerotic plaques. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 8, 2009: US07630760 (48 worldwide citation)

A neural stimulation therapy system for atherosclerotic plaques is provided. One aspect of this disclosure relates to a medical device for applying neural stimulation therapy for atherosclerotic plaques. The device includes a neural stimulator adapted to deliver an electrical signal through at least ...


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Niranjan Chakravarthy, Rodolphe Katra, Imad Libbus: Multifrequency bioimpedence device and related methods. Corventis, Billion & Armitage, Benjamin C Armitage, June 25, 2013: US08473047 (47 worldwide citation)

Embodiments relate to a device and a method of monitoring and analyzing physiological parameters of a patient. The method includes electrically connecting one or more electrodes with a measurement site of a patient, generating a stimulation signal or signals sufficient to provide multiple stimulatio ...


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Yatheendhar D Manicka, Badri Amurthur, Mark Bly, Kristofer James, Imad Libbus, Scott Mazar, Jerry Wang: Injectable device for physiological monitoring. Corventis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 1, 2014: US08684925 (46 worldwide citation)

An injectable detecting device is provided for use in physiological monitoring. The device includes a plurality of sensors axially spaced along a body that provide an indication of at least one physiological event of a patient, a monitoring unit within the body coupled to the plurality of sensors co ...


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Rodolphe Katra, Niranjan Chakravarthy, Imad Libbus: Method and apparatus for remote detection and monitoring of functional chronotropic incompetence. Corventis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 29, 2014: US08790259 (46 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus to determine the presence of and track functional chronotropic incompetence (hereinafter “CI”) in an in-home setting under conditions of daily living. The functional CI of the patient may be determined with one or more of a profile of measured patient heart rates, a measured ma ...


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Imad Libbus: Baroreflex stimulation synchronized to circadian rhythm. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 27, 2010: US07706884 (46 worldwide citation)

An aspect relates to a baroreflex stimulator. An embodiment of the stimulator comprises a pulse generator to provide a baroreflex stimulation signal through an electrode, and a modulator to modulate the baroreflex stimulation signal based on a circadian rhythm template.