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William Vanbrooks Harrison, Todd K Whitehurst: Systems and methods for modulation of circulatory perfusion by electrical and/or drug stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, January 18, 2005: US06845267 (439 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable system control units (SCU) apply one or more stimulating drugs and/or electrical pulses to one or more predetermined areas affecting circulatory perfusion. The SCU preferably includes a programmable memory for storing data and/or control parameters, and preferably uses a powe ...


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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 (371 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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Gerald E Loeb, Francis J R Richmond, Carla M Mann, Michael A Faltys, Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern: Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, May 11, 2004: US06735474 (370 worldwide citation)

A method and system for treatment of incontinence and/or pelvic pain includes the injection or laparoscopic implantation of one or more battery- or radio frequency-powered microstimulators (


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Tom Xiaohai He, James P McGivern, Todd K Whitehurst: Surgical insertion tool. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, June 24, 2003: US06582441 (304 worldwide citation)

A tool is provided for facilitating determining a proper location for an implantable device or medication, and for then delivering the implant to the precise location determined with the tool. To determine the target location, the tool may include a component for testing target locations, such as a ...


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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 (282 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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Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern: Systems and methods for modulation of pancreatic endocrine secretion and treatment of diabetes. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, December 14, 2004: US06832114 (264 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for introducing one or more stimulating drugs and/or applying electrical stimulation to the pancreas and/or nerve fibers innervating the pancreas to treat or prevent diabetes and/or to modulate pancreatic endocrine secretions uses at least one system control unit (SCU) producing ...


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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 (257 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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Todd K Whitehurst, Kelly H McClure, James R Thacker, James P McGivern: Treatment of hypertension. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, Laura Haburay Bishop, December 26, 2006: US07155284 (232 worldwide citation)

Treatment of hypertension includes implantation of the discharge portion(s) of a catheter and/or electrical stimulation electrode(s) adjacent the tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, i.e., drug infusion pulses and/or electrical pulses, are supplied by one or more implanted stimulators, th ...


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Carla M Mann, Todd K Whitehurst, James P McGivern, Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, Bryant R Gold, September 6, 2005: US06941171 (197 worldwide citation)

A method and system for treatment of incontinence, urgency, frequency, and/or pelvic pain includes implantation of electrodes on a lead or the discharge portion of a catheter adjacent the perineal nerve(s) or tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, either electrical or drug infusion pulses, ...


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Todd K Whitehurst: Systems and methods for treatment of obesity and eating disorders by electrical brain stimulation and/or drug infusion. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Laura Haburay Bishop, September 27, 2005: US06950707 (187 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for introducing one or more stimulating drugs and/or applying electrical stimulation to the brain to at least treat or prevent obesity and/or other eating disorders uses at least one system control unit (SCU) producing electrical pulses delivered via electrodes implanted in the b ...



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