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Joseph H Schulman, Gerald E Loeb, John C Gord, Primoz Strojnik: Implantable microstimulator. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, L Lee Humphries, March 16, 1993: US05193539 (747 worldwide citation)

An addressable, implantable microstimulator is substantially encapsulated within a hermetically-sealed housing inert to body fluids, and of a size and shape capable of implantation in a living body, by expulsion through a hypodermic needle. Power and information for operating the microstimulator is ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Gerald E Loeb, John C Gord, Primoz Strojnik: Structure and method of manufacture of an implantable microstimulator. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, L Lee Humphries, March 16, 1993: US05193540 (690 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator has a structure which is manufactured to be substantially encapsulated within a hermetically-sealed housing inert to body fluids, and of a size and shape capable of implantation in a living body, by expulsion through a hypodermic needle. The internal structure of the m ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator and systems employing the same. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, April 18, 2000: US06051017 (588 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule thereof and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted and to make the microstimulator safer and easier to handle are pr ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Gerald E Loeb, John C Gord, Primoz Strojnik: Implantable microstimulator. Alfred E Mann Foundation For Scientific Research, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, June 28, 1994: US05324316 (558 worldwide citation)

An addressable, implantable microstimulator is substantially encapsulated within a hermetically-sealed housing inert to body fluids, and of a size and shape capable of implantation in a living body, by expulsion through a hypodermic needle. Power and information for operating the microstimulator is ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Gerald E Loeb, John C Gord, Primoz Strojnik: Structure and method of manufacture of an implantable microstimulator. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 11, 1995: US05405367 (471 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator has a structure which is manufactured to be substantially encapsulated within a hermetically-sealed housing inert to body fluids, and of a size and shape capable of implantation in a living body. The internal structure of the microstimulator comprises a coil adapted to ...


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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 (274 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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Khalil Najafi, Kensall D Wise: Single channel microstimulator. University of Michigan, Rohm & Monsanto, May 24, 1994: US05314458 (233 worldwide citation)

An implantable microstimulator system employs a miniature ferrite-cored coil contained with an hermetically sealed housing to receive control signals and operating power from an RF telemetry system. The tiny coil receives the electromagnetic energy which is transmitted from a non-implantable transmi ...


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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 (228 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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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator system for producing repeatable patterns of electrical stimulation. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, Kenneth L Green, January 16, 2001: US06175764 (176 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator system for prevention of disorders. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryan R Gold, Kenneth L Green, January 30, 2001: US06181965 (153 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators are covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted. Such coating also makes the microstimulator safer and easier to hand ...