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Leo A Bullara: Implantable electrode array. Huntington Institute of Applied Research, Christie Parker & Hale, March 4, 1986: US04573481 (602 worldwide citation)

An implantable helical electrode assembly configured to fit around a nerve for electrically triggering or measuring an action potential or for blocking conduction in nerve tissue. A multiconductor flexible cable connects the electrode to an implanted signal receiver, and the assembly may include mul ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, William Vanbrooks Harrison, Albert A Maltan: Cochlear electrode array having current-focusing and tissue-treating features. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, October 16, 2001: US06304787 (192 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into a cochlea, provides a multiplicity of exposed electrode contacts, each having a shape, geometry, or makeup that aids in controlling the current flow and current density associated with the electrode contact as a function of position on the e ...


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Janusz A Kuzma: Cochlear electrode array with positioning stylet. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, September 12, 2000: US06119044 (123 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into either a left or right cochlea, assumes a spiral shape so as to hug the modiolar wall of the cochlea after insertion into the cochlea. All of the electrode contacts are spaced apart along one edge or side of the array, termed the "medial sid ...


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Janusz A Kuzma: Cochlear electrode array with electrode contacts on medial side. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, October 10, 2000: US06129753 (111 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into a cochlea, provides improved stability of electrode contact direction. In-line electrodes are spaced-apart along one side of a flexible carrier. The structure of the electrode array facilitates bending of the array with the electrode contact ...


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Robert Greenberg, Richard Williamson, Mark Humayan: Variable pitch electrode array. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, Tomas Lendvai, December 12, 2006: US07149586 (40 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an implantable electrode array having electrodes with variable pitch and variable size. Electrode arrays of the prior art provide electrodes with a common spacing and size. However, this is not how the human body is arranged. As an example, the retina has closely spaced reti ...


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Paul Stypulkowski: Multiplexed electrode array extension. Medtronic, Stephen W Bauer, Rick L franzen, October 23, 2007: US07286878 (34 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for selectively interacting with electrically excitable tissue of a patient are provided. The apparatus includes an implantable pulse generator having a number of output sources that transmit pulse signals. An extension unit couples the implantable pulse generator to an impla ...


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Janusz A Kuzma: Method of making a cochlear electrode array with electrode contacts on medial side. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, November 7, 2000: US06144883 (32 worldwide citation)

A method of making an implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into a cochlea, provides stability relative to the electrode contact direction. In-line electrodes are spaced-apart along one side of a flexible carrier. The structure of the electrode array facilitates bending of the array wit ...


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Janusz A Kuzma, William Vanbrooks Harrison, Albert A Maltan: Method of making a cochlear electrode array having current-focusing and tissue-treating features. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, March 8, 2005: US06862805 (31 worldwide citation)

A method of making an implantable electrode array, adapted for insertion into a cochlea, includes the steps of: (a) forming electrode contact pieces made from a precious, biocompatible material into a desired shape; (b) attaching the electrode contact pieces to a foil sheet made from a non-toxic but ...


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MEADOWS PAUL M, MANN CARLA M, PETERSON DAVID KARL LEE, CHEN JOEY: [fr] Système de stimulateur de moelle épinière rechargeable, [de] Wieder aufladbares Rückenmarksstimulationssystem, [en] Regarcheable spinal cord stimulator system. BOSTON SCIENT NEUROMODULATION, January 26, 2011: EP2277586-A2 (18 worldwide citation)

[en] A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system includes implantable components (10), external components (20) and surgical tools and aids (30). The implantable components includes an implantable pulse generator (100), or IPG, having a rechargeable battery. The IPG (100) is connected to an electrode arr ...


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Peter Gibson, Fysh Dadd, Claudiu Treaba, John Parker: Pre-curved cochlear implant electrode array. Cochlear, Christie Parker & Hale, November 11, 2008: US07451000 (14 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode array (30) that can adopt a first configuration selected to allow the array (30) to be inserted into a cochlea (12) of an implantee and at least a second configuration in which the array can apply tissue stimulation. The array (30) comprises an elongate carrier (31) having a ...