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Inventor:
McClure; Kelly H.
Address:
Simi Valley, CA
No. of patents:
60
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D607565 Visor for a visual prosthesis January 5, 2010
D600440 Traveling case September 22, 2009
D599313 Video processing unit for a visual prosthetic apparatus September 1, 2009
D565082 Visor for a visual prosthetic apparatus March 25, 2008
8571672 Package for a neural stimulation device October 29, 2013
An implantable device including a first electrically non-conductive substrate with a plurality of electrically conductive vias. The device also includes a flip-chip multiplexer circuit attached to the first substrate using conductive bumps, the circuit being electrically connected to
8571668 Downloadable filters for a visual prosthesis October 29, 2013
The present invention is a method of neural stimulation and more specifically an improved method of providing flexible video/image possessing in a visual prosthesis by providing downloadable video filters. In a visual prosthesis, the input video image will, for the foreseeable future
8301248 Sequenced and simultaneous stimulation for treating congestive heart failure October 30, 2012
A patient's ejection fraction is maximized through simultaneous sensing and stimulating across multiple electrodes. In one exemplary embodiment, a catheter or lead having multiple electrodes connected to a pulse generator is used. The pulse generator provides individual current contr
8244363 Visual prosthesis August 14, 2012
A retinal stimulation system. The retinal stimulation system comprises an electronics package; and at least a first and a second electrode, each associated with the electronics package and configured to apply current to a subject's retina; wherein current to be applied by the first e
8239034 Visual prosthesis August 7, 2012
A method to provide visual current feedback of a retinal stimulation system. The method comprising: providing a retinal stimulation system configured to stimulate neural tissue in a subject's eye, the retinal stimulation system comprising: an electronics package; and at least a first
8239033 Visual prosthesis August 7, 2012
A method for stimulating a subject's retina. The method comprising selecting at least a first and a second electrode each configured to apply current to a subject's retina, determining impedance for the at least first electrode and second electrode, and applying current to the subjec
8224454 Downloadable filters for a visual prosthesis July 17, 2012
The present invention is a method of neural stimulation and more specifically an improved method of providing flexible video/image possessing in a visual prosthesis by providing downloadable video filters. In a visual prosthesis, the input video image will, for the foreseeable future
8195303 Video processing unit for a visual prosthetic apparatus June 5, 2012
A visual prosthesis apparatus comprising: a video capture device for capturing a video image; a video processing unit associated with the video capture device, the video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns; and a retinal stimulation system co
8195302 Video processing unit for a visual prosthetic apparatus June 5, 2012
A video processing unit configured to convert a video image to stimulation patterns for stimulating neural tissue in a subject's eye, the video processing unit comprising a video processor for converting a video image to a digital video stream; a memory for storing the digital video
8195301 Video configuration file editor for visual prosthesis fitting and related method June 5, 2012
A method of editing a video configuration file downloadable to or from a video processing unit of a fitting system for a visual prosthesis is shown. The visual prosthesis has a plurality of electrodes and the video configuration file defines mapping of a video signal captured from a
8165696 Multiple-pronged implantable stimulator and methods of making and using such a stimulator April 24, 2012
An implantable stimulator includes a base, two prongs extending from the base and an electrode disposed on each of the prongs. This stimulator may be part of a system that includes an external device for transcutaneously communicating with the implanted stimulator. A method of using the
8078284 Retinal prosthesis with a new configuration December 13, 2011
Polymer materials are useful as electrode array bodies for neural stimulation. They are particularly useful for retinal stimulation to create artificial vision, cochlear stimulation to create artificial hearing, and cortical stimulation, and many related purposes. The pressure applie
8000000 Visual prosthesis August 16, 2011
A visual prosthesis apparatus and a method for limiting power consumption in a visual prosthesis apparatus. The visual prosthesis apparatus comprises a camera for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the camera, the video processing unit configured to conv
7941224 Visual prosthesis May 10, 2011
A visual prosthesis apparatus and a method for limiting power consumption in a visual prosthesis apparatus. The visual prosthesis apparatus comprises a camera for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the camera, the video processing unit configured to conv
7904167 Telemetry system for use with microstimulator March 8, 2011
An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation employs a bi-directional RF telemetry link for allowing data-containing signals to be sent to and from the implantable microstimulator from at least two external devices. Further
7904162 Monitoring, preventing, and treating rejection of transplanted organs March 8, 2011
An implantable system control unit (SCU) includes means for measuring tissue impedance or other condition to determine allograft health, in order to predict or detect allograft rejection. The SCU also includes at least two electrodes coupled to means for delivering electrical stimula
7877137 Thrombolysis and chronic anticoagulation therapy January 25, 2011
Method and systems of treating a patient with at least one of a myocardial infarction, a stroke, and a pulmonary embolism include providing a stimulator coupled to at least one electrode and a catheter, configuring one or more stimulation parameters to treat at least one of a myocardial
7801602 Controlling stimulation parameters of implanted tissue stimulators September 21, 2010
Systems and techniques for controlling the stimulation of tissue. In one aspect, an apparatus includes an implantable stimulation device to elicit a response in a tissue by delivering one or more stimuli. The stimulation device includes a stimulus delivery element to deliver the one or m
7801600 Controlling charge flow in the electrical stimulation of tissue September 21, 2010
Systems of techniques for controlling charge flow during the electrical stimulation of tissue. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a charge setting describing an amount of charge that is to flow during a stimulation pulse that electrically stimulates a tissue, and generating a
7776029 Microminiature infusion pump August 17, 2010
An implantable microminiature infusion device includes a reservoir for holding a therapeutic fluid or other substance and a driver, e.g., a pump, that delivers the therapeutic fluid or substance to a patient within whom the device is implanted. The device further includes at least tw
7742821 Remote control for implantable medical device June 22, 2010
A system and method for modifying the parameters of an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device that communicates with a remote control device that, in turn, communicates through the browser of a computer or any other device capable of using mark-up language
7571004 Neural stimulation for increased persistence August 4, 2009
The present invention is a method of improving the persistence of electrical neural stimulation, and specifically a method of improving the persistence of an image supplied to a retina, or visual cortex, through a visual prosthesis. A continuously stimulated retina, or other neural t
7481759 Systems and methods for treatment of coronary artery disease January 27, 2009
Methods and systems for treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) include implantation of the discharge portion(s) of a catheter and, optionally, electrodes on a lead, near the tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, i.e., drug infusion pulses and optional electrical pulses, are
7437193 Microstimulator employing improved recharging reporting and telemetry techniques October 14, 2008
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 sou
7321794 Method and system for treating atrial fibrillation January 22, 2008
An atrial, anti-arrhythmia system and method are provided. The system comprises: at least two electrodes attached to the atrium for providing independently controlled stimulus through each electrode; detection circuitry that can sense atrial fibrillation or the cardiac cycle; and sti
7308303 Thrombolysis and chronic anticoagulation therapy December 11, 2007
Thrombolytic and/or anticoagulation therapy of the present invention includes implantation of the discharge portion(s) of a catheter and, optionally, one or more electrodes on a lead, adjacent tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, i.e., drug infusion pulses and optional ele
7177698 Telemetry system for use with microstimulator February 13, 2007
An implantable microstimulator configured to be implanted beneath a patient's skin for tissue stimulation employs a bi-directional RF telemetry link for allowing data-containing signals to be sent to and from the implantable microstimulator from at least two external devices. Further
7155284 Treatment of hypertension December 26, 2006
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
7151961 Treatment of movement disorders by brain stimulation December 19, 2006
Introducing one or more stimulating drugs to the brain and/or applying electrical stimulation to the brain is used to treat movement disorders. At least one implantable system control unit (SCU) produces electrical pulses delivered via electrodes implanted in the brain and/or drug in
7110823 RF telemetry link for establishment and maintenance of communications with an implantable device September 19, 2006
Communication between an implantable device(s), such as a neural stimulator, and an external remote device(s), e.g., a computer in a clinician's office, a computer in a patient's home, or a handheld patient remote control, is performed entirely via an RF link. In order to conserve po
7092762 Low-power, high-modulation-index amplifier for use in battery-powered device August 15, 2006
An external transmitter circuit drives an implantable neural stimulator having an implanted coil from a primary coil driven by a power amplifier. For efficient power consumption, the transmitter output circuit (which includes the primary coil driven by the power amplifier inductively
7079901 Low-power, high-modulation-index amplifier for use in battery-powered device July 18, 2006
An external transmitter circuit drives an implantable neural stimulator having an implanted coil from a primary coil driven by a power amplifier. For efficient power consumption, the transmitter output circuit (which includes the primary coil driven by the power amplifier inductively
6970741 Monitoring, preventing, and treating rejection of transplanted organs November 29, 2005
An implantable system control unit (SCU) includes means for measuring tissue impedance or other condition to determine allograft health, in order to predict or detect allograft rejection. The SCU also includes at least two electrodes coupled to means for delivering electrical stimula
6862476 Implantable cardiac stimulation device having automatic sensitivity control and method March 1, 2005
An implantable cardiac stimulation device and method provides reliable sensing of cardiac events to support cardiac pacing or fibrillation detection. The device comprises a sensing circuit that senses the cardiac events in accordance with a plurality of threshold characterizing param
6862471 Method and apparatus for blanking T-waves from combipolar atrial cardiac signals based on expect March 1, 2005
The stimulation device blanks T-waves from the atrial channel of an electrical cardiac signal by employing a T-wave blanking interval localized to the expected location and duration of the T-wave. To this end, the stimulation device determines the average interval between an R-wave a
6842643 Method and apparatus for resetting programming parameters within an implantable medical device January 11, 2005
An external programmer is provided with the capability of automatically resetting the programming state of an implantable medical device to a previous programming state. To this end, the pacemaker maintains parameters representative of current and past programming states. In response
6766195 Method and apparatus for detecting natural electrical coherence within the heart and for adminis July 20, 2004
Techniques are provided for detecting natural electrical coherence within the heart and for administering or adjusting therapy based upon whether natural electrical coherence is detected. In one example, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), upon detecting atrial fibrillation,
6711438 Method and apparatus for blanking T-waves from combipolar atrial cardiac signals based on expect March 23, 2004
The stimulation device blanks T-waves from the atrial channel of an electrical cardiac signal by employing a T-wave blanking interval localized to the expected location and duration of the T-wave. To this end, the stimulation device determines the average interval between an R-wave a
6659968 Activity monitor for pain management efficacy measurement December 9, 2003
An activity monitoring system measures the effectiveness of pain management using using data from motion or activity sensors attached to the patient's body to compute measures of exertion level of a patient. Increased levels of exertion are an indication of successful pain management. Th
6650931 System and method of automatically determining the onsets and ends of cardiac events and far-fie November 18, 2003
A system and method for determining the onset and termination of cardiac events, such as the R-wave, the T-wave and the far-field signals sensed in the atria associated with the R-wave (FFR) and T-wave (FFT). The onset is defined as the time of the first sampled point of the cardiac sign
6625490 System and method of automatically adjusting sensing parameters based on temporal measurement of September 23, 2003
A system and method for automatically adjusting the sensing parameters in an implantable cardiac stimulation device is described. The adjustment is based on the amplitudes and the onsets and ends of cardiac events, such as R-waves, T-waves, far-field R-waves, and/or far-field T-waves. Ha
6591139 Low-power, high-modulation-index amplifier for use in battery-powered device July 8, 2003
An external transmitter circuit drives an implantable neural stimulator having an implanted coil from a primary coil driven by a power amplifier. For efficient power consumption, the transmitter output circuit (which includes the primary coil driven by the power amplifier inductively
6539259 System and method of automatically adjusting sensitivity in an implantable cardiac stimulation d March 25, 2003
A system and method are disclosed for automatically adjusting the sense amplifier sensitivity based on the sensing threshold of the undesired signals (i.e., far-field signals or undesired near-field signals). Specifically, R-wave sensitivity is based on the peak amplitude of the T-wa
6522928 Physiologically based adjustment of stimulation parameters to an implantable electronic stimulat February 18, 2003
A Functional Electro Stimulation (FES) system provides physiologically based adjustment of stimulation parameters to achieve a high update rate for nerve and muscle stimulation at a reduced data transmission rate. FES systems generate electrical signals to stimulate nerves and muscles to
6275734 Efficient generation of sensing signals in an implantable medical device such as a pacemaker or August 14, 2001
An implantable cardiac device such as a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) that stores a broad band electrogram signal in response to the detecting of a particular cardiac event. The system includes an external programmer which is capable of accessing the st
6161043 Implantable cardiac device having event recording capability with compression December 12, 2000
An implantable cardiac device is disclosed having a converter that provides a digital electrocardiogram signal to a controller which is stored in memory or transmitted via the telemetry circuit in an improved compressed fashion. The improved compression scheme comprises sampling the
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