3885572 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 5 patents.

A quick discharge circuit for a pacer's nuclear power supply. A pacer capable of implantation within the body of a patient and capable of being powered by at least one nuclear battery is disclosed. Voltage from a single nuclear battery is increased by a factor of about 25 to 30 in order to provide a voltage level adequate to power pacer circuitry. A restartable DC-DC converter is used for this purpose. But if the converter malfunctions the load voltage must be reduced below a certain level for the converter to be automatically restarted. The present invention relates to means for reducing the time from converter malfunction to resumption of converter operation in order to reduce the corresponding inoperative pacer time period.

Quick discharge circuit for pacer nuclear power supply
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
November 30, 1973
Publication Date
May 27, 1975
Chen Chieh Yang
Berkenstock Jr H R
Nealon William C
Wall Joel
American Optical Corporation
A61n 01/36
H02M 03/00
A61N 01/378
A61N 01/372
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