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9265928 Implantable electrode and method of making the same  
The implantable electrode system of the preferred embodiments includes a conductor, an interconnect coupled to the conductor, an insulator that insulates the interconnect, and an anchor that is...
9238132 Systems and methods for making and using electrical stimulation systems having multi-lead-element lead bodies  
A lead for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a distal lead element, at least two proximal lead elements, and a junction coupling the distal lead element to each of the at...
9043000 Burr hole plug having sidable clamping mechanism  
The burr hole plug comprises a plug base configured for being mounted around a burr hole, and having an aperture through which an elongated medical device exiting the burr hole may pass. The burr...
9042999 Low loss band pass filter for RF distance telemetry pin antennas of active implantable medical devices  
A hermetic terminal for an active implantable medical device (AIMD), includes an RF distance telemetry pin antenna, a capacitor conductively coupled between the antenna and a ground for the AIMD,...
9039753 System and method to electrically charge implantable devices  
An implantable device having a power source is provided. The power source uses reverse electrowetting technology to generate a charge to power the implantable device. The power source includes a...
9042998 Medical electrode system  
An electrode system includes an implantable flexible electrode, especially an epidural electrode, having at least one distal electrical contact (12). The electrode includes a subcutaneously...
9037251 Artificial retina device  
The present technology provides an organic based artificial retina device that includes a substrate and an array of micro-electrodes formed on the substrate. The illustrative artificial retina...
9037257 Resonance tuning module for implantable devices and leads  
An implantable medical assist device includes a medical device. The medical device has a housing and electronics contained therein. A lead provides an electrical path to or from the electronics...
9037260 Cable conductor fitting  
Various embodiments concern a lead comprising a cable conductor and a coil electrode having one or more filars, the one or more filars wound in a helical pattern. The lead can further include an...
9037261 Method for improving far-field activation in peripheral field nerve stimulation  
A method of providing therapy to a patient having a disorder using an electrode located adjacent a peripheral target neural region. The method comprises conveying electrical stimulation energy...
9031670 Electromagnetic shield for a passive electronic component in an active medical device implantable lead  
A shielded component or network for an active medical device (AMD) implantable lead includes an implantable lead having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end, all external of an...
9031669 System for transvascularly stimulating autonomic targets  
Various implantable medical device embodiments stimulate an autonomic neural target from within a pulmonary artery, and comprise at least one electrode, a power supply, a neural stimulator...
9031665 External controller/charger system for an implantable medical device capable of automatically providing data telemetry through a charging coil during a charging session  
An external controller/charger system for an implantable medical device is disclosed, in which the external controller/charger system provides automatic switching between telemetry and charging...
9031650 Closed loop neural stimulation synchronized to cardiac cycles  
Various aspects of the present subject matter relate to a method. According to various method embodiments, cardiac activity is detected, and neural stimulation is synchronized with a reference...
9026226 Implantable medical electrical stimulation lead fixation method and apparatus  
An implantable medical electrical lead for electrical stimulation of body tissue that includes at least one shape memory polymer portion that has a first configuration and a second configuration,...
9026219 Modular universal programming device  
A universal programming device for individualized patient medical devices such as implants has an RF transceiver (transmitter/receiver), a control unit, and a man-machine interface (or a...
9026227 Anchor sleeve for implantable lead  
An anchor sleeve for securing a therapy delivery element, such as a stimulation lead or catheter, within a living body, that includes an inner sleeve with pre-formed locations of weakness that...
9020607 Implantable multi-electrode device  
The invention provides an implantable multi-electrode device (300) and related methods and apparatuses. In one embodiment, the invention includes an implantable device (300) comprising: an...
9020606 Brain electrode lead anchoring device  
Disclosed is a device for anchoring a brain lead that includes an anchoring ring with a circular base and a flange joining together where the inner walls form an aperture define a passage of a...
9014816 Medical lead with filler layer  
A medical lead includes a first wire coil having an outer diameter and a marker coil having an inner diameter. The marker coil is assembled over the first wire coil. The outer diameter first wire...
9014815 Electrode assembly in a medical electrical lead  
A medical device lead is presented that includes an electrode assembly having a first electrode located near a distal end of the electrode assembly and a second electrode located near a proximal...
9014804 Implantable medical device for treating neurological conditions including ECG sensing  
An implantable medical device such as an implantable pulse generator that includes EEG sensing for monitoring and treating neurological conditions, and leadless ECG sensing for monitoring cardiac...
9014819 Autonomic arousal detection system and method  
Various approaches to detecting arousals from sleep involve generating signals modulated by muscle tone, brainwave activity, and/or other nervous system activity associated with a patient's...
9014800 Passive electric field focus system for in vivo and in vitro applications  
The present invention provides a system and method of directing, focusing, or concentrating electrical charges within a defined electric field so that these charges can be used to exert forces on...
9014817 Electrode cable wrap  
An implantable device for the reversible accommodation of an electrode lead portion of at least one electrode lead, including a first outer surface and a second outer surface which extends...
9014822 Pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system  
A pacing lead for a left cavity of the heart, implanted in the coronary system. This lead (24) includes a lead body with a hollow sheath (26, 28) of deformable material, having a central lumen...
9014818 Energy harvester device for autonomous intracorporeal capsule  
A method for powering an autonomous intracorporeal leadless capsule includes the step of receiving a slow pressure variation at an external surface of a deformable member on the capsule. The...
9008799 EMI filter employing a self-resonant inductor bandstop filter having optimum inductance and capacitance values  
A bandstop filter having optimum component values is provided for a lead of an active implantable medical device (AIMD). The bandstop filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The...
9008796 Drug retaining surface features in an implantable medical device  
An implantable component of a medical device, comprising a polymeric surface. The component includes one or more macro-surface features at the polymeric surface having a configuration that,...
9008780 Methods and associated neural prosthetic devices for bridging brain areas to improve function  
Methods for bridging brain sites between which there is substantially no effective communication, and associated neural prosthetic devices, are provided. A neural spike in a first neural site in a...
9008747 Neural interface system with an edge array  
The neural interface system of one embodiment includes a cylindrical shaft, a lateral extension longitudinally coupled to at least a portion of the shaft and having a thickness less than a...
9008795 Catheter handle assembly  
A catheter handle assembly includes a holder having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrode sheath carrier is arranged at the distal end of the holder. A shape imparting element carrier is...
9008797 In-line connector terminals for implantable medical electrical leads  
An implantable medical electrical lead includes a plurality of conductors that extend continuously, without any intermediary junctions, between a plurality of electrodes and a corresponding...
9008798 Pre-loaded vibration isolator for implantable device  
This document describes an apparatus or an implantable medical device including an implantably biocompatible case. The apparatus can include a component that can be sealed within the case. The...
9002471 Independently actuatable switch for selection of an MRI compatible bandstop filter placed in series with a particular therapy electrode of an active implantable medical device  
An MRI-compatible electronic medical therapy system includes an active medical device connected to a plurality of electrodes. An independently actuatable switch selectively electrically connects...
8998929 Medical device system and apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device  
A medical device system for advancing a subcutaneous device to a desired implant site that includes a strap extending along a length from a proximal end to a distal end, a first flange and a...
9002474 Establashing continuity between a shield within an implantable medical lead and a shield within an implantable lead extension  
Implantable medical leads and implantable lead extensions include a shield. The implantable medical lead is coupled to the implantable lead extension. Stimulation electrodes of the implantable...
9002461 Linked area parameter adjustment for spinal cord stimulation and associated systems and methods  
Systems and methods for managing pain in a patient using an electrical waveform that link the modulation of a waveform parameter for different areas of a patient. One embodiment in a system for...
9002476 Lead body with inner and outer co-axial coils  
A biomedical conductor assembly adapted for at least partial insertion in a living body. The conductor assembly includes a plurality of the first electrical conductors each covered with an...
8996130 Temporary touch-proof connector for heartwires  
Temporary touch-proof connectors are disclosed that include an insulating body defining a passageway having an open leading end configured to receive a connector element of a medical lead and an...
8996129 Medical electrode including an iridium oxide surface and methods of fabrication  
An implantable medical electrode includes a substrate and an iridium oxide surface, which is formed by an iridium oxide film applied over a roughened surface of the substrate. The film is...
8996125 Implantable electroacupuncture system and method for treating cardiovascular disease  
An implantable electroacupuncture device (IEAD) treats cardiovascular disease through application of stimulation pulses applied at at least one of acupoints EX-HN1, BL14, HT7, HT5, PC6, ST36,...
8992523 Vertebral treatment  
Methods and systems for modulating intraosseous nerves (e.g., nerves within bone) are provided. For example, the methods and systems described herein may be used to modulate (e.g., denervate,...
8996132 Leads with tip electrode for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using  
An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a tip electrode disposed on a distal tip of the lead body. One tip electrode has a base and a separate plug attached to the base. The base...
8996131 Apparatus and method for managing chronic pain with infrared light sources and heat  
Method and apparatus for infrared-light nerve stimulation-plus-therapeutic-heat (INS-plus-TH) that includes providing a plurality of light sources; providing a plurality of thermally conductive...
8989873 Intravascular medical device with advancable electrode  
Implantable medical devices and methods use an intravascular implantable medical device having an elongated housing module to contain one or more circuitry components. An opening is defined...
8989870 Tuned energy balanced system for minimizing heating and/or to provide EMI protection of implanted leads in a high power electromagnetic field environment  
An energy management system facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy coupled into an implanted lead at a selected RF frequency or frequency band, to an energy dissipating surface. This is...
8986300 Irrigated electrodes with enhanced heat conduction  
A catheter adapted for insertion into a body of a subject has at least one electrode disposed on its distal section. The electrode is coupled to an energy source to ablate tissue that is placed in...
8983624 Delivery devices, systems and methods for stimulating nerve tissue on multiple spinal levels  
Devices, systems and methods are provided for simultaneously stimulating the spinal anatomy at various locations, such as spinal levels, along the spinal cord. By stimulating multiple levels of...
8983623 Inductive element for providing MRI compatibility in an implantable medical device lead  
A system includes a medical device lead including a connector at a proximal end of the lead, a conductor electrically connected to the connector at a proximal end of the conductor, and at least...