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Ira J Ungar, J Thomas Mortimer: Asymmetric single electrode cuff for generation of unidirectionally propagating action potentials for collision blocking. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, March 17, 1987: US04649936 (391 worldwide citation)

A single electrode, asymmetric electrode cuff (B) is disposed around a nerve trunk (A). A signal generator (C) is connected between a cathode (20) disposed asymmetrically in the electrode cuff and an anode (22) disposed in an electrically conductive relationship within the body tissue. The signal ge ...


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Gregory G Naples, James D Sweeney, J Thomas Mortimer: Implantable cuff, method of manufacture, and method of installation. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, July 29, 1986: US04602624 (376 worldwide citation)

A self-curling sheet (A) of non-conductive material is biased to curl into a tight spiral. A cut out (22) is removed from one corner of the sheet such that, when the sheet spirals, a passage (28) defined axially therethrough has one portion with a smaller diameter and another portion with a larger d ...


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Warren M Grill Jr, Graham H Creasey, David A Ksienski, Claude S Veraart, J Thomas Mortimer: Thin film implantable electrode and method of manufacture. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, June 28, 1994: US05324322 (342 worldwide citation)

A sheet (30) of polymeric material defines a cuff portion (A), a contact portion (B), and an interconnecting elongated lead portion (C). Using physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), or other thin film deposition techniques, a plurality of electrodes (12), contact pads (16) ...


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Timothy J Crish, James D Sweeney, J Thomas Mortimer: Antidromic pulse generating wave form for collision blocking. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, September 2, 1986: US04608985 (317 worldwide citation)

An electrode cuff (B) including a dielectric sleeve (10) and an annular cathode electrode (20) is disposed around a nerve trunk (A). An anode electrode (22) is disposed in body fluids in electrical communication with the nerve trunk. The cathode electrode is disposed off center within the dielectric ...


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James D Sweeney, J Thomas Mortimer: Asymmetric shielded two electrode cuff. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 16, 1986: US04628942 (228 worldwide citation)

A nerve trunk (A) has an annular electrode cuff (B) positioned therearound for imposing electrical signals on to the nerve trunk for the purpose of generating unidirectionally propagated action potentials. The electrode cuff includes an annular cathode (30) having a circular passage therethrough of ...


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J Thomas Mortimer, Michael E Miller: Customizable interactive textbook. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, July 18, 2000: US06091930 (178 worldwide citation)

A customizable interactive educational system 30 includes an assembly of data modules 60 which control the inputting, categorizing, and formatting of educational data which have been determined to be well-accepted principles. The well-accepted principles create a primary knowledge base stored as a p ...


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Zi Ping Fang, J Thomas Mortimer, Graham H Creasey: Micturitional assist device. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, April 6, 1993: US05199430 (155 worldwide citation)

Cuff electrodes (40a, 40b) are surgically implanted around S.sub.3 sacral ventral root nerve trunks (16a, 16b). The sacral ventral roots have smaller diameter nerve fibers (20a, 20b) which convey action potentials to cause detrusor activation to contract the bladder (10) and larger diameter nerve fi ...


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J Thomas Mortimer: Polymer-metal foil structure for neural stimulating electrodes. Axon Engineering, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, November 16, 1999: US05987361 (84 worldwide citation)

A neural stimulating electrode structure includes a sheet of metal foil having portions defining holes. The holes form patterns allowing the metal foil to flex without buckling when subjected to compressive forces. The holes also define discrete electrodes on the metal foil when the foil is cut. A f ...


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Avram Scheiner, E Byron Marsolais, J Thomas Mortimer, Thomas P Kicher: Double helix functional stimulation electrode. Case Western Reserve University, Calfee Halter & Griswold, November 22, 1994: US05366493 (55 worldwide citation)

First and second electrical wires (10), (12) are wrapped helically around a polyprolene core (22). Along a single helical portion (A), a sheath (24) is placed over the spiral wound wires and core. In an open double helix portion (B), the core with spiral wound wires is wrapped into an open helix. At ...


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Brian D Schmit, J Thomas Mortimer: Laproscopic vacuum delivery apparatus for a diaphragm daper. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 5, 1995: US05472438 (51 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic vacuum delivery device is used for placing an epimysial electrode at the phrenic nerve motor point. The vacuum delivery device is adapted to hold the epimysial electrode while the electrode is introduced through a port into the abdomen during a laparoscopic procedure. The electrode is ...