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.

Title
Quick discharge circuit for pacer nuclear power supply
Application Number
05/420,411
Publication Number
3885572
Application Date
November 30, 1973
Publication Date
May 27, 1975
Inventor
Chen Chieh Yang
Agent
Berkenstock Jr H R
Nealon William C
Wall Joel
Assignee
American Optical Corporation
IPC
A61n 01/36
H02M 03/00
A61N 01/378
A61N 01/372
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