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An implantable medical device includes a radio-frequency (RF) telemetry circuit connected to an energy source through a power connection module to obtain power when a user initiates an RF telemetry session. After the 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 therein, an activation of an inductive telemetry circuit therein, a magnetic field detected by a magnetic field detector therein, and/or a telemetry activation signal detected by a sensing circuit included therein. Power-off examples include a wireless termination signal received by the implantable device, a delay timeout after the 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
11/244273
Publication Number
7668596 (B2)
Application Date
October 5, 2005
Publication Date
February 23, 2010
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 P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/378
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