07003350 is referenced by 242 patents and cites 21 patents.

A cardiac pacemaker includes a power transmitter which periodically transmits a pulse of a radio frequency signal to a vascular electrode-stent that is implanted in a vein or artery of an animal. The vascular electrode-stent employs energy from the radio frequency signal to charge a storage device which serves as an electrical power supply. The vascular electrode-stent also detects a cardiac signal emitted from the sinus node of the heart and responds thereto by applying a pulse of voltage from the storage device to a pair of electrodes implanted in the vascular system of the animal. Application of the voltage pulse to the electrodes stimulates contraction of the heart.

Title
Intravenous cardiac pacing system with wireless power supply
Application Number
10/700148
Publication Number
7003350 (B2)
Application Date
November 3, 2003
Publication Date
February 21, 2006
Inventor
Arthur J Beutler
Greendale
WI, US
Stephen Denker
Mequon
WI, US
Agent
Quarles & Brady
George E Haas
Assignee
Kenergy
WI, US
IPC
A61N 1/365
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