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An improved hermetically-sealed automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) or any other bioimplantable device which may be operated on a single rechargeable cell, or a dual power source system, the rechargeable component being recharged by magnetic induction. Included in the implantable devices are new lithium rechargeable chemistries designed to sense the state-of-charge or discharge of the battery; a battery charge controller specifically designed to recharge a lithium battery rapidly to less than 100% full charge, and preferably 90%, more preferably 80%, of full rated charge capacity; and charging means for multi-step charging. The batteries are based on lithium chemistries specially designed to yield higher currents than conventional primary lithium chemistries and to permit long-term performance despite sub-capacity recharging.

Title
Rechargeable biomedical battery powered devices with recharging and control system therefor
Application Number
8/145945
Publication Number
5411537
Application Date
October 29, 1993
Publication Date
May 2, 1995
Inventor
Ashok P Nedungadi
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Mohammed Z Munshi
Missouri City
TX, US
Agent
John R Markling
Assignee
Intermedics
TX, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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