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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 (493 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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Ali R Rezai: Electrical stimulation of the sympathetic nerve chain. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 26, 2005: US06885888 (475 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of affecting physiological disorders by stimulating a specific location along the sympathetic nerve chain. Preferably, the present invention provides a method of affecting a variety of physiological disorders or pathological conditions by placing an electrode ...


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Brian Mann, James S Whiting, Neal L Eigler: Method for detecting, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular disease. Savacor, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 29, 2005: US06970742 (250 worldwide citation)

A method of treating cardiovascular disease in a medical patient is provided. The method includes the steps of generating a sensor signal indicative of a fluid pressure within the left atrium of the patient's heart, and delivering an electrical stimulus to a location in the heart. The electrical sti ...


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Euljoon Park, Steve Koh, Gene A Bornzin: Stimulation device for sleep apnea prevention, detection and treatment. Pacesetter, August 9, 2005: US06928324 (221 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac stimulation device comprises a metabolic demand sensor, an activity sensor, and one or more pulse generators. The metabolic demand sensor and activity sensor can sense metabolic demand and physical activity parameters, respectively. The pulse generators can generate cardiac pa ...


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Ivan Osorio, Naresh C Bhavaraju: Stimulation methodologies and apparatus for control of brain states. Flint Hills Scientific L L C, Donald R Schonover, August 23, 2005: US06934580 (186 worldwide citation)

A system of accessing the brain of a subject to record and/or stimulate brain stares thereof. The system includes control means, first accessing means having a plurality of contact surfaces configured to operatively connect the control means to the brain of the subject to provide three-dimensional s ...


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Nagendu B Dev, Sukhendu B Dev, Gunter A Hofmann: Electrically induced vessel vasodilation. Genetronics, Daniel M Chambers, Douglas C Murdock, BioTechnology Law Group, March 8, 2005: US06865416 (184 worldwide citation)

The invention provides methods for inducing or increasing the vasodilation of a vessel. The invention further provides methods for inducing or increasing the flow of fluid through a vessel. An electrical impulse is applied to the vessel in order to induce or increase vessel vasodilation or to induce ...


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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 (181 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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Thomas H Foster, Patrick R Connelly: MRI-compatible implantable device. Biophan Technologies, Peter J Mikesell, Howard J Greenwald, August 2, 2005: US06925328 (151 worldwide citation)

A cardiac assist device containing a device for connecting the cardiac assist device to a heart, for furnishing electrical impulses from the cardiac assist device to the heart, for ceasing the furnishing of electrical impulses to the heart, for receiving pulsed radio frequency fields, for transmitti ...


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Paul M Meadows, Carla M Mann: Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of Parkinsons Disease or other disorders. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, July 19, 2005: US06920359 (123 worldwide citation)

A deep brain stimulation (DBS) system (10) provides a multiplicity of stimulation channels through which stimulation may be delivered deep within the brain of the patient. The DBS system is powered by a rechargeable battery (27). In one embodiment, the system has four channels driving sixteen electr ...


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Pat L Gordon: Gastric stimulator apparatus and method for use. Transneuronix, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, May 17, 2005: US06895278 (117 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for stimulating neuromuscular tissue in the stomach. The neuromuscular stimulator stimulates the neuromuscular tissue by applying current-controlled electrical pulses. A voltage sensor detects the voltage across the neuromuscular tissue to determine if the voltage meets a predet ...



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