08114021 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 720 patents.

Receivers, which may be external or implantable, are provided. Aspects of receivers of the invention include the presence of one or more of: a high power-low power module; an intermediary module; a power supply module configured to activate and deactivate one or more power supplies to a high power processing block; a serial peripheral interface bus connecting master and slave blocks; and a multi-purpose connector. Receivers of the invention may be configured to receive a conductively transmitted signal. Also provided are systems that include the receivers, as well as methods of using the same. Additionally systems and methods are disclosed for using a receiver for coordinating with dosage delivery systems.

Title
Body-associated receiver and method
Application Number
12/673326
Publication Number
8114021 (B2)
Application Date
December 15, 2009
Publication Date
February 14, 2012
Inventor
Robert Duck
San Francisco
CA, US
Hooman Hafezi
Redwood City
CA, US
Marc Kreidler
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Mark Zdeblick
Portola Valley
CA, US
Andrew Thompson
Portola Valley
CA, US
George Savage
Portola Valley
CA, US
Robert Leichner
Menlo Park
CA, US
James Hutchison
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kenneth Rowberry
San Jose
CA, US
Lawrence Arne
Redwood City
CA, US
Yashar Behzadi
San Francisco
CA, US
Fataneh Omidvar
Danville
CA, US
Timothy Robertson
Belmont
CA, US
Agent
Bret E Field
Bozicevic Field & Francis
Assignee
Proteus Biomedical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
A61M 5/20
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