04265241 is referenced by 232 patents and cites 10 patents.

Multiple embodiments of an implantable infusion device for delivering precisely regulated dosages of drugs are disclosed, each device including reservoir means for containing the drug, catheter means for delivering the drug to the body and an actuating means which is responsive to a signal applied externally of the body for initiating delivery of a precisely regulated dosage. In one embodiment, the device is implanted subcutaneously to permit actuation by a solenoid driven element responsive to coded telemetry signal applied through the skin. In additional embodiments, the reservoir is pressurized for example, by means of vapor pressure or a mechanical spring, the drug under pressure in the reservoir being released in response to an externally applied signal.

Title
Implantable infusion device
Application Number
6/15927
Publication Number
4265241
Application Date
February 28, 1979
Publication Date
May 5, 1981
Inventor
Jal S Jassawalla
San Francisco
CA, US
Peer M Portner
Kensington
CA, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin Flannery & Welsh
Assignee
Andros Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
A61M 7/00
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