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An implantable medical device communication system communicates information between an implantable medical device and at least one slave device by way of a two-wire bus. Slave devices may include remote sensors and other implantable medical devices. The implantable medical device includes a communication unit to combine data and power for transmission over the two wire bus. The transmitted signal is selectively changeable between a first and second voltage. The slave device includes a recovery unit to recover data and power from the received signal. An extendable command set includes long commands to set up the system and shorter commands to conserve power. Selectively addressable multicast commands, and shortened quick trigger commands conserve power by lowering system current and increasing data throughput.

Title
Implantable medical device communication system
Application Number
10/254236
Publication Number
7013178 (B2)
Application Date
September 25, 2002
Publication Date
March 14, 2006
Inventor
Robert M Ecker
Lino Lakes
MN, US
James D Reinke
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Girma Wolde Michael
Daniel G Chapik
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
A61N 1/37
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