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Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (St Jude Medical): #2 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

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Found­ed in 1979, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems devel­oped into a tech­nol­o­gy leader for implantable neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion devices. ANS spe­cial­izes in Spinal Cord Stim­u­la­tion (SCS), which can be used for chron­ic pain treat­ments. ANS holds patents for tech­niques to mod­u­late neur­al activ­i­ty via stim­u­la­tion of var­i­ous kinds. Since 2005 ANS has oper­at­ed as a sub­sidiary of St. Jude Med­ical.

  • Loca­tion: Plano, TX
  • Stock Tick­er: NYSE: STJ
  • Num­ber of employ­ees: 100–999
  • Per­va­sive neu­rotech US patent grants: 31
  • Per­va­sive neu­rotech US pend­ing appli­ca­tions: 24

*Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems ranks #2 in Sharp­Brains’ Per­va­sive Neu­rotech IP Strength Index, thanks to patents such as:

  • US6990377: Sys­tems and meth­ods for facil­i­tat­ing and/or effec­tu­at­ing devel­op­ment, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, restora­tion, and/or recov­ery of visu­al func­tion through neur­al stim­u­la­tion
  • US7483747: Sys­tems and meth­ods for enhanc­ing or affect­ing neur­al stim­u­la­tion effi­cien­cy and/or effi­ca­cy
  • US7756584: Meth­ods and appa­ra­tus for effec­tu­at­ing a last­ing change in a neur­al-func­tion of a patient
  • US7024247: Sys­tems and meth­ods for reduc­ing the like­li­hood of induc­ing col­lat­er­al neur­al activ­i­ty dur­ing neur­al stim­u­la­tion thresh­old test pro­ce­dures

To learn more about Sharp­Brains’ take on the orga­ni­za­tion’s #Per­va­siveNeu­rotech IP port­fo­lio, and over­all data and trends, click on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment, and Busi­ness.

 

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