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Israel W P Obel, Ivan Bourgeois: Implantable electrical nerve stimulator/pacemaker with ischemia for decreasing cardiac workload. Medtronic, John A Rissman, Harold R Patton, April 6, 1993: US05199428 (749 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stimulating the right and/or left carotid sinus nerves or the right stellate ganglion or the epidural space at about T.sub.2 with continuous and/or phasic electrical pulses in response to detected myocardial ischemia to decrease cardiac workload as a method to protect the ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, November 17, 1998: US05836994 (289 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold Patton, Michael J Jaro, November 30, 1999: US05995872 (244 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for epidural burst stimulation for angina pectoris. Medtronic, John L Rooney, October 22, 1991: US05058584 (244 worldwide citation)

Method of and apparatus for the treatment of angina pectoris using electrical stimulation within the epidural space of the spinal cord. A sensor is used to trigger stimulation only during periods of activity assumed to be symptomatic. The sensor may measure any of a number of parameters including bl ...


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Ivan Bourgeois, Johan Ryden: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, July 18, 2000: US06091992 (217 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jard, Harold Patton, August 15, 2000: US06104955 (188 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Ivan Bourgeois, Richard Sutton: Apparatus for management of sleep apnea. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, October 3, 2000: US06126611 (180 worldwide citation)

A device for treating sleep apnea comprising means for detecting an apnea event and means responsive to detection of an apnea event for stimulating the heart at a higher rate than the heart's natural rate.


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Ivan Bourgeois, Noud Bakels, Paulus Van Venrooij: Minimally invasive medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, February 10, 1998: US05716392 (158 worldwide citation)

A medical electrical lead which may be introduced using a thorascope and is used to electrically stimulate tissue, such as a heart. The lead of the present invention has a "ski-shaped" needle, a strand of between 1-5 cm. attached to the needle, an electrode attached to the strand, and an insulated l ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, September 5, 2000: US06115635 (126 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for treating irregular gastric rhythms. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, April 10, 2001: US06216039 (121 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating gastric arrhythmia. The apparatus features an implantabler pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular muscle layer of the stomach. The appara ...