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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Carla Mann Woods, Paul M Meadows, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable miniature neurostimulator for stimulation as a therapy for headache and/or facial pain. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, May 11, 2004: US06735475 (358 worldwide citation)

A small implantable stimulator(s) with at least two electrodes is small enough to have the electrodes located adjacent to a nerve structure at least partially responsible for headache and/or facial pain. The small stimulator provides a means of stimulating a nerve structure(s) when desired, and may ...


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Peter A Crosby, Christopher N Daly, David K Money, James F Patrick, Peter M Seligman, Janusz A Kuzma: Cochlear implant system for an auditory prosthesis. Commonwealth of Australia Dept of Science & Technology, Alan H MacPherson, Thomas S MacDonald, Steven F Caserza, August 6, 1985: US04532930 (349 worldwide citation)

A cochlear implant system includes an electrode array (1) comprising multiple platinum ring electrodes in a silastic carrier to be implanted in the cochlea of the ear. A receiver-stimulator (3) containing a semiconductor integrated circuit and other components is implanted in the patient adjacent th ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Carla M Mann, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable microstimulator for spinal cord stimulation as a therapy for chronic pain. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, March 22, 2005: US06871099 (239 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator(s), small enough to be located near or within an area of the spine responsible for sensations in a region experiencing chronic pain uses a power source/storage device, such as a rechargeable battery. Periodic recharging of such a power source/storage device is accomplished, ...


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Michael A Faltys, Janusz A Kuzma, Thomas H R Lenarz, Alfred E Mann: Fully implantable cochlear implant system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, August 7, 2001: US06272382 (236 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a fully implantable cochlear implant system (FICIS) that allows various configurations of different modules to be combined so as to meet the needs of a particular patient, including very young patients. At least three main modules are used in the FICIS, including (1) a ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, Carla M Mann: Implantable expandable multicontact electrodes. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, March 20, 2001: US06205361 (219 worldwide citation)

A paddle-type electrode or electrode array is implantable like a percutaneously inserted lead, i.e., without requiring major surgery, but once inserted, expands to provide a platform for many electrode configurations. The electrode array is provided on a flexible, foldable, subcarrier or substrate. ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, William Vanbrooks Harrison, Albert A Maltan: Cochlear electrode array having current-focusing and tissue-treating features. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, October 16, 2001: US06304787 (180 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into a cochlea, provides a multiplicity of exposed electrode contacts, each having a shape, geometry, or makeup that aids in controlling the current flow and current density associated with the electrode contact as a function of position on the e ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, Carla M Mann: Implantable, expandable, multicontact electrodes and insertion needle for use therewith. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, July 2, 2002: US06415187 (180 worldwide citation)

A paddle-type electrode or electrode array is implantable like a percutaneously inserted lead, i.e., without requiring major surgery. Once implanted, the electrode array provides a platform for many electrode configurations. In a preferred embodiment, the electrode array is provided on a flexible, f ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Janusz A Kuzma: Fully implantable miniature neurostimulator for stimulation as a therapy for epilepsy. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, September 7, 2004: US06788975 (178 worldwide citation)

A small implantable stimulator(s) with at least two electrodes is small enough to have the electrodes located adjacent to a nerve structure at least partially responsible for epileptic seizures. The small stimulator provides a means of stimulating a nerve structure(s) when desired, and may be implan ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, Rafael Carbunaru, James P McGivern, Matthew I Haller, Tom Xiaohai He, Kerry Bradley, Janusz A Kuzma: Implantable microstimulators and methods for unidirectional propagation of action potentials. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Bruce E Black, December 28, 2010: US07860570 (161 worldwide citation)

Miniature implantable stimulators (i.e., microstimulators) are capable of producing unidirectionally propagating action potentials (UPAPs). The methods and configurations described may, for instance, arrest action potentials traveling in one direction, arrest action potentials of small diameters ner ...



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