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Epidural Array Sheath And Positioner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009893D
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-25

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Abstract

A sheath and positioner for use with an electrode array, which sheath steers electrical fields used to stimulate nerve tissue toward targeted nerve tissue, and which positioner positions the electrode array closer to the targeted nerve tissue. The sheath accepts the electrode array, and at least one window is provided to partially expose individual electrodes of the electrode array. The positioner resides opposite the window. In a preferred embodiment, the electrode array is an epidural array, and the sheath focuses the stimulation on the spinal cord while the positioner positions the electrodes against the spinal cord.