06269266 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 16 patents.

A power supply module (

58

) for an implantable device (

54

) has a biocompatible outer housing (

80

) which holds a repeatedly rechargeable electrochemical battery (

90

) that supplies electrical power to a main module (

56

) of the implantable device (

54

) via a coupling element (

82

). The outer housing is made as a hermetically tight protective housing or holds such a housing (

88

). The protective housing (

88

) has a detector element (

92

) which is designed or adjustable to actuate at least one switching element (

94

) which prevents recharging and/or discharging of the battery (

90

) when the battery is in an unallowable operating state. The coupling element (

82

) is preferably made detachable.

Title
Power supply module for an implantable device
Application Number
9/359050
Publication Number
6269266 (B1)
Application Date
July 23, 1999
Publication Date
July 31, 2001
Inventor
Hans Leysieffer
Taufkirchen
US
Agent
Nixon Peabody
US
Agent
David S Safran
US
Assignee
Implex Aktiengesellschaft Hearing Technology
US
IPC
A61N 1/00
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