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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Rafael Carbunaru, Matthew I Haller, Tom Xiaohai He, Kerry Bradley: Vagus nerve stimulation via unidirectional propagation of action potentials. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, November 6, 2007: US07292890 (273 worldwide citation)

Methods of stimulating a vagus nerve include providing at least one implantable stimulator with at least two electrodes, configuring the electrodes to apply stimulation that unidirectionally propagates action potentials along a vagus nerve, and applying the stimulation to the vagus nerve to effectiv ...


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Jordi Parramon, Goran N Marnfeldt, Kelly H McClure, Matthew I Haller: Microstimulator employing improved recharging reporting and telemetry techniques. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, October 14, 2008: US07437193 (183 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation to prevent and/or treat various disorders, e.g., neurological disorders, uses a self-contained power source such as a primary battery, a rechargeable battery, or other energy sources. For the re ...


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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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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Rafael Carbunaru, Matthew I Haller, Tom Xiaohai He, Kerry Bradley: Cavernous nerve stimulation via unidirectional propagation of action potentials. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, April 10, 2007: US07203548 (135 worldwide citation)

Methods of using unidirectionally propagating action potentials (UPAPs) for cavernous nerve stimulation and for certain disorders are provided. Stimulators capable of creating such UPAPs include, but are not limited to, miniature implantable stimulators (i.e., microstimulators), possibly with progra ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Matthew I Haller, Janusz A Kuzma: Microstimulator-based electrochemotherapy methods and systems. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, May 11, 2004: US06733485 (116 worldwide citation)

A small implantable stimulator(s) includes at least two electrodes for delivering electrical stimulation to surrounding tissue and/or a pump and at least one outlet for delivering a drug or drugs to surrounding tissue. One electrochemotherapy method disclosed includes delivery of electrical stimulat ...


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Daniel J Klosterman, Kelly H McClure, Goran N Marnfeldt, Jordi Parramon, Matthew I Haller, Rudolph V Park: Telemetry system for use with microstimulator. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Laura Haburay Bishop, Wong Cabello, February 13, 2007: US07177698 (113 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation employs a bi-directional RF telemetry link for allowing data-containing signals to be sent to and from the implantable microstimulator from at least two external devices. Further, a separate ele ...


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Jordi Parramon, Matthew I Haller: Voltage converter for implantable microstimulator using RF-powering coil. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, October 7, 2003: US06631296 (90 worldwide citation)

A voltage converter for use within small implantable electrical devices, such as a microstimulator, uses a coil, instead of capacitors, to provide a voltage step up and step down function. The output voltage is controlled, or adjusted, through duty-cycle modulation. Good efficiencies are achieved fo ...


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Kutay Ustuner, Matthew I Haller, Ting Lan Ji, Pai Chi Li, Can Cinbis: Imaging system display processor. Acuson Corporation, Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, January 2, 1996: US05479926 (85 worldwide citation)

A display processor for an ultrasonic imaging system includes a two-dimensional filter to generate a smoothed image signal I.sub.p from a high spatial resolution image signal I.sub.D. I.sub.p is optimized for high contrast resolution and good tissue differentiation, and I.sub.D is optimized for high ...


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Matthew I Haller, Butrus T Khuri Yakub: Electrostatic ultrasonic transducer. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr Univ, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 8, 1997: US05619476 (73 worldwide citation)

An electrostatic ultrasonic transducer formed on a semiconductor substrate by micro-machining wherein the transducer includes a silicon nitride membrane supported above the surface of the substrate by insulating supports; and the substrate and membrane define the electrodes of the transducer.


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David H Payne, Matthew I Haller: Orientation-independent implantable pulse generator. Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, July 12, 2011: US07979126 (52 worldwide citation)

An improved structure for an implantable medical device, such as an implantable pulse generator, is disclosed. The improved device includes a charging coil for wirelessly receiving energy via induction from an external charger. The charging coil in the device is located substantially equidistantly f ...



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