04323075 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 5 patents.

A fully implantable power supply for use with or in a fully implantable defibrillator, which has a fibrillation detector in circuit with the power supply and a power inverter switchably in circuit with the power supply. The power supply comprises an energy source which includes a plurality of batteries arranged in series, each of the batteries having a pair of output terminals, each of the batteries producing a multilevel voltage across its pair of output terminals, the voltage being at a first level when the battery is fully charged and dropping to a second level at some point during the discharge of the battery. Circuitry in the form of a plurality of unidirectional conducting devices is provided for creating a first conductive path between the serially-connected batteries and the fibrillation detector, and a second conductive path between the inverter and the batteries that are producing the first level of voltage.

Title
Battery failure compensation for a power supply used in an implantable defibrillator
Application Number
6/53733
Publication Number
4323075
Application Date
July 2, 1979
Publication Date
April 6, 1982
Inventor
Alois A Langer
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Fleit & Jacobson
Assignee
Mieczyslaw Mirowski
MD, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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