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Matthew A Howard III, Rogers C Ritter, Grady M Sean: Video tumor fighting system. The University of Virginia Alumni Patents Foundation, James Creighton Wray, September 26, 1989: US04869247 (208 worldwide citation)

A destructive heat lesion is placed in any location in the brain. A patient's head is secured within a stereotactic frame. After a high resolution CT scan and angiogram or MRI, data is incorporated and analyzed by a computer. This information is then resynthesized and projected as a video image on a ...


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Matthew A Howard III: Stereotactic hypothalamic obesity probe. The University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, October 10, 2000: US06129685 (195 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for regulating the appetite of an individual suffering from morbid obesity, the apparatus including a plurality of stimulation electrodes arranged longitudinally on at least one electrode support shaft for insertion within the hypothalamus for outputting electrical discharges t ...


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Matthew A Howard III: Wireless prosthetic electrode for the brain. The University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, September 1, 1998: US05800535 (195 worldwide citation)

A wireless neural prosthetic device for a primary auditory cortex of a patient includes either a speech processor or a stimulating device for receiving and processing information and a wireless electrode arranged in the primary auditory cortex having a plurality of electrical contacts. The electrode ...


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Matthew A Howard III, Timothy M McCulloch, Carol A Bauer: Human drug delivery device for tinnitus. The University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, February 3, 1998: US05713847 (152 worldwide citation)

A neural prosthetic drug delivery apparatus for reducing or eliminating the effects of tinnitus. The apparatus includes a catheter which is inserted into the patient's auditory cortex or thalamus. The catheter microinfuses drugs which suppress or eliminate abnormal neural activity into geometrically ...


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Walter M Blume, Rogers C Ritter, Peter R Werp, Bevil J Hogg, Matthew A Howard III: Method and apparatus using shaped field of repositionable magnet to guide implant. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, December 5, 2000: US06157853 (132 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for displaying and using a shaped field of a repositionable magnet to move, guide, and/or steer a magnetic seed or catheter in living tissue for medicinal purposes. A moveable magnet assembly and a portion of a patient's body undergoing magnetically-aided surgery are both pro ...


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Matthew A Howard III, Timothy A McCulloch, Carol A Bauer: Human cerabal cortex neural prosthetic for tinnitus. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, September 24, 2002: US06456886 (70 worldwide citation)

A neural prosthetic device for reducing or eliminating the effects of tinnitus is inserted into a tinnitus patient's primary auditory cortex (or thalamus). The prosthetic device includes a stimulation device for outputting processed electrical signals and an electrode arranged in the primary au ...


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Matthew A Howard III, Timothy M McCulloch, Carol A Bauer: Methods for treating tinnitus by drug microinfusion from a neural prosthesis inserted in the brain. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, October 14, 1997: US05676655 (69 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a neural prosthetic drug delivery apparatus into a target zone of a patient's brain for reducing or eliminating the effects of tinnitus. The apparatus includes a catheter which is inserted into the patient's auditory cortex or thalamus. The catheter microinfuses drugs which s ...


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Matthew A Howard III, Timothy A McCulloch, Carol A Bauer: Methods for implanting neural prosthetic for tinnitus. The University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, April 7, 1998: US05735885 (64 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a neural prosthetic into a target zone of a patient's brain for reducing or eliminating the effects of tinnitus. The prosthetic includes a stimulation device for outputting processed electrical signals and an electrode which is arranged in the target zone having a plurality o ...


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Matthew A Howard III: Stereotactic electrode assembly. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, July 17, 2001: US06263225 (58 worldwide citation)

A neural prosthetic device for an auditory cortex of a patient has a support arranged in the auditory cortex with a plurality of electrical contacts and is connected to a speech processor for receiving and processing audio information and outputting processed electrical signals. Each of the pluralit ...


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Winston K Chan, Chris Coretsopoulos, Matthew A Howard III: Electrode array having a thin, flexible substrate. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Fleshner & Kim, September 23, 2003: US06624510 (54 worldwide citation)

An electrode array includes a flexible substrate, and a plurality of electrodes disposed on the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate is preferably formed of polyimide. The contacts preferably have a diameter in the range of approximately 10 &mgr;m to 1 mm. The an electrode array is manufacture ...