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Method and systems for optimizing acoustic energy transmission in implantable devices are disclosed. Transducer elements transmit acoustic locator signals towards a receiver assembly, and the receiver responds with a location signal. The location signal can reveal information related to the location of the receiver and the efficiency of the transmitted acoustic beam received by the receiver. This information enables the transmitter to target the receiver and optimize the acoustic energy transfer between the transmitter and the receiver. The energy can be used for therapeutic purposes, for example, stimulating tissue or for diagnostic purposes.

Title
Optimizing energy transmission in a leadless tissue stimulation system
Application Number
11/752775
Publication Number
8718773 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2007
Publication Date
May 6, 2014
Inventor
James Brennan
Santa Clara
CA, US
Robert Fowler
Danville
CA, US
Michael Pare
San Francisco
CA, US
Mark W Cowan
Fremont
CA, US
Axel F Brisken
Fremont
CA, US
N Parker Willis
Atherton
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Assignee
EBR Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/378
A61N 1/18
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