06985773 is referenced by 147 patents and cites 74 patents.

An implantable medical device includes a radio-frequency (RF) telemetry circuit and a power connection module through which the RF telemetry circuit is connected to an energy source such as a battery. The power connection module connects power from the energy source to at least one portion of the RF telemetry circuit when a user initiates an RF telemetry session. After the RF telemetry session is completed, the power connection module shuts off the at least one portion of the RF telemetry circuit. Power-on examples include a wireless telemetry activation signal received by a low power radio receiver in the implantable device, a physical motion detected by an activity sensor in the implantable device, an activation of an inductive telemetry circuit in the implantable device, a magnetic field detected by a magnetic field detector in the implantable device, and/or a telemetry activation signal detected by a sensing circuit included in the implantable device. Power-off examples include a wireless termination signal received by the implantable device, a delay timeout following the RF telemetry session, and/or a signal received by an inductive telemetry circuit in the implantable device.

Title
Methods and apparatuses for implantable medical device telemetry power management
Application Number
10/71255
Publication Number
6985773 (B2)
Application Date
February 7, 2002
Publication Date
January 10, 2006
Inventor
Thomas J Harris
Shoreview
MN, US
Karen M Lent
Stillwater
MN, US
Scott T Mazar
Inver Grove Heights
MN, US
David J Yonce
Fridley
MN, US
Jeffrey A Von Arx
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/362
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