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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Daniel H Villegas, David Y Choy, Philip T Weiss, Colin A Chong, Peter C Lord, Wayne A Morgan, Paul M Meadows: Ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, May 25, 2004: US06740075 (813 worldwide citation)

A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and pr ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Daniel H Villegas, David Y Choy, Philip T Weiss, Paul M Meadows: Ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, October 26, 2004: US06810290 (763 worldwide citation)

A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and pr ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla Mann Woods, David K Peterson, Joey Chen, David H Payne: Rechargeable spinal cord stimulator system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, May 17, 2005: US06895280 (580 worldwide citation)

A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system includes multiple electrodes, multiple, independently programmable, stimulation channels within an implantable pulse generator (IPG) which channels can provide concurrent, but unique stimulation fields, permitting virtual electrodes to be realized. The SCS syst ...


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Daniel H Villegas, David Y Choy, Philip T Weiss, Paul M Meadows: Ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medical Research Group, Foley & Lardner, December 23, 2003: US06668196 (547 worldwide citation)

A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and pr ...


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Carla M Mann, David K L Peterson, Paul M Meadows: Directional programming for implantable electrode arrays. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, May 21, 2002: US06393325 (510 worldwide citation)

A programming system and method for use with an implantable tissue stimulator allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a multiplicity of electrodes in an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including t ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann: Parameter context switching for an implanted device. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Cold, April 30, 2002: US06381496 (500 worldwide citation)

An implant device provides context switching, meaning the ability to change one set of operational parameters for another. The implant device is controlled by a set of operational parameters. The patient may swap the current set of operational parameters with another set of operational parameters. F ...


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Carla Mann Woods, David K L Peterson, Paul M Meadows, Gerald E Loeb: Fitting process for a neural stimulation system. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, August 19, 2003: US06609032 (464 worldwide citation)

A programming system and method for use with an implantable tissue stimulator allows a clinician or patient to quickly determine a desired electrode stimulation pattern, including which electrodes of a multiplicity of electrodes in an electrode array should receive a stimulation current, including t ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann, Hisashi Tsukamoto, Joey Chen: Implantable pulse generators using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Quallion, Bryant R Gold, April 22, 2003: US06553263 (446 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device, such as an implantable pulse generator (IPG) used with a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system, includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery having an anode electrode with a substrate made substantially from titanium. Such battery construction allows the rechargeable bat ...


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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 (380 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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Carla M Mann, Paul M Meadows: Implantable device programmer. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Philip H Lee, September 16, 2003: US06622048 (369 worldwide citation)

A patient and/or a clinician may program an implant device, e.g., an implanted spinal cord stimulator (SCS), through the use of a programming computer, or clinician programmer, linked with the implant device so that the paresthesia resulting from an applied electrical stimulus pattern is adjusted or ...