07916013 is referenced by 162 patents and cites 32 patents.

A radio frequency identification (RFID) system for use with active implantable medical devices (AIMD) implanted in a patient comprises an interrogator and an RFID tag comprising a substrate, an RFID chip, and an antenna. The RFID is typically enclosed in a biocompatible and hermetically sealed container comprising a ceramic housing, an end cap and an encapsulant. The RFID tag or sealed container may be affixed to an AIMD or surgically implanted in a patient adjacent to an AIMD. Alternatively, the sealed container may be injected into body tissue by a large needle syringe. The RFID tag may store information about an AIMD including manufacturer, model number and serial number. The RFID tag may also store information about a treating physician and/or patient including the treating physician's name and contact information, the patient's name, contact information, medical condition, treatment and other relevant information.

Title
RFID detection and identification system for implantable medical devices
Application Number
11/307145
Publication Number
7916013 (B2)
Application Date
January 25, 2006
Publication Date
March 29, 2011
Inventor
Robert A Stevenson
Canyon Country
CA, US
Agent
Kelly Lowry & Kelley
Assignee
Greatbatch
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
G08B 23/00
G08B 1/08
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