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Inventor:
Mann; Carla M.
Address:
Los Angeles, CA
No. of patents:
22
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8588917 Fully implantable neurostimulator for autonomic nerve fiber stimulation as a therapy for urinary November 19, 2013
An implantable stimulator(s), small enough to be located near or adjacent to an autonomic nerve(s) innervating urinary and/or gastrointestinal structures, uses a power source/storage device, such as a rechargeable battery. Periodic recharging of such a power source/storage device is
8214048 Fully implantable neurostimulator for autonomic nerve fiber stimulation as a therapy for urinary July 3, 2012
An implantable stimulator(s), small enough to be located near or adjacent to an autonomic nerve(s) innervating urinary and/or gastrointestinal structures, uses a power source/storage device, such as a rechargeable battery. Periodic recharging of such a power source/storage device is
7818068 Implantable pulse generators using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries October 19, 2010
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
7054689 Fully implantable neurostimulator for autonomic nerve fiber stimulation as a therapy for urinary May 30, 2006
An implantable stimulator(s), small enough to be located near or adjacent to an autonomic nerve(s) innervating urinary and/or gastrointestinal structures, uses a power source/storage device, such as a rechargeable battery. Periodic recharging of such a power source/storage device is
7033326 Systems and methods of implanting a lead for brain stimulation April 25, 2006
Leads and introduction tools are proposed for deep brain stimulation and other applications. Some embodiments of the present invention provide lead designs with which may be placed with a stylet, while others do not require a stylet. Some lead embodiments use standard wire conductors,
7004948 Cranial sealing plug February 28, 2006
Various embodiments of a burr hole plug assembly offer significant improvements for allowing lead and/or cannula access through a burr hole drilled through a patient's skull in connection with a Deep Brain Stimulation system, and subsequent sealing of such burr hole. The various burr
6941171 Implantable stimulator methods for treatment of incontinence and pain September 6, 2005
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 i
6920359 Deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease or other disorders July 19, 2005
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 drivin
6871099 Fully implantable microstimulator for spinal cord stimulation as a therapy for chronic pain March 22, 2005
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
6735474 Implantable stimulator system and method for treatment of incontinence and pain May 11, 2004
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 (10) beneath the skin of the perineum and/or adjacent the tibial nerve. The devices are program
6731986 Magnitude programming for implantable electrical stimulator May 4, 2004
A neural stimulation system allows the magnitude of electrical stimuli generated by the system to be programmed to a desired level greater than or equal to a minimum perceived threshold and less than or equal to a maximum tolerable perceived threshold. The electrical stimuli are applied
6658302 Insertion needle for use with implantable, expandable, multicontact electrodes December 2, 2003
An insertion needle facilitates the implantation of an electrode array carried on a flexible, foldable or compressible, subcarrier or substrate. Such subcarrier or substrate folds or compresses during implantation, thereby facilitating its insertion using the insertion needle. Once i
6622048 Implantable device programmer September 16, 2003
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
6609029 Clip lock mechanism for retaining lead August 19, 2003
A straight-forward and tool-less mechanism is provided for securing lead wires to an implantable neurostimulator, or similar medical device. In one embodiment, a clip lock mechanism is pivotally connected to the enclosure of the medical device, which enclosure also includes at least one
6605094 Integrated subcutaneous tunneling and carrying tool August 12, 2003
A subcutaneous tunneling and carrying tool has a handle, a rod, and a carrier. The tool is used in connection with the implantation of electrical stimulators within the body, and more particularly facilitates the surgical procedure in the connection of an electrode lead extension to
6587724 Magnitude programming for implantable electrical stimulator July 1, 2003
A neural stimulation system allows the magnitude of electrical stimuli generated by the system to be programmed to a desired level greater than or equal to a minimum perceived threshold and less than or equal to a maximum tolerable perceived threshold. The electrical stimuli are applied
6553263 Implantable pulse generators using rechargeable zero-volt technology lithium-ion batteries April 22, 2003
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
6522932 Implantable, expandable, multicontact electrodes and tools for use therewith February 18, 2003
A paddle-type electrode or electrode array is implantable like a percutaneously inserted lead, i.e., without requiring major surgery, and once implanted, expands to provide a platform for many electrode configurations. The electrode array is provided on a flexible, foldable, subcarri
6516227 Rechargeable spinal cord stimulator system February 4, 2003
A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system provides multiple stimulation channels, each capable of producing up to 10 mA of current into a 1 K.OMEGA. load. The SCS system further includes a replenishable power source, e.g., a rechargeable battery, that requires only an occasional recharg
6415187 Implantable, expandable, multicontact electrodes and insertion needle for use therewith July 2, 2002
A paddle-type electrode or electrode array is implantable like a percutaneously inserted lead, i.e., without requiring major surgery. Once implanted, the electrode array provides a platform for many electrode configurations. In a preferred embodiment, the electrode array is provided
6393325 Directional programming for implantable electrode arrays May 21, 2002
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 curr
6381496 Parameter context switching for an implanted device April 30, 2002
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










 
 
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