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Sergiu Silvian: High speed digital telemetry system for implantable device. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, July 31, 1990: US04944299 (648 worldwide citation)

A high speed digital telemetry system (10) includes a transmitter (12) and a receiver (14), at least one of which is adapted for use in an implantable device. The transmitter includes a data encoder (14), modulator (16), transmitting coil (20), and transmitting coil drive circuit (18). The data enco ...


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James D Causey III, Harold C Schloss, Jeffery D Snell: Interactive programming and diagnostic system for use with implantable pacemaker. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, March 7, 1989: US04809697 (559 worldwide citation)

An analyzer-programmer system (30) for use with an implantable medical device, such as a cardiac pacemaker (20). The system facilitates non-invasive communications with the implantable device and makes analysis of the operation of the implantable device easier to understand and perform. The system i ...


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Donald M Cohen, James E Barcel, Michael D Hooven: Implantable blood oxygen sensor and method of use. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, March 28, 1989: US04815469 (404 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical sensor (42) determines the oxygen content of blood. The sensor includes a miniaturized hybrid circuit (130) that includes light-emitting diode means (32), phototransistor means (34, 36), and a substrate (110) to which the light-emitting diode means and phototransistor means ar ...


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Jeffery D Snell, Harold C Schloss, Brian M Mann, John W Poore, Roy B Medlin: Method and system for recording, reporting, and displaying the distribution of pacing events over time and for using same to optimize programming. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, May 10, 1994: US05309919 (342 worldwide citation)

A method and system for monitoring the behavior of an implanted pacemaker counts (records) the number of times that a given internal event or state change of the pacemaker occurs, and also determines the rate at which each event or state change thus counted occurs. The event counts and their associa ...


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Jason A Sholder: Atrial rate based programmable pacemaker with automatic mode switching means. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, July 31, 1990: US04944298 (334 worldwide citation)

An atrial rate based programmable pacemaker including means for preventing the heart from being paced at an upper rate limit for prolonged periods of time is disclosed which paces the heart at a rate that follows or tracks the atrial rate up to the upper rate limit of the pacemaker, at which point t ...


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Jeffery D Snell, Harold C Schloss, Brian M Mann, John W Poore, Roy B Medlin: Method and system for recording and displaying a sequential series of pacing events. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, Harold C Schloss, July 11, 1995: US05431691 (331 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker continuously records pacing events and their respective rates of occurrence in sequence, as they occur, into an Event Record stored in a circular buffer. The circular buffer always contains the most recent events and rates collected. The recording of the pacing events select ...


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Brian M Mann, John W Poore: Microprocessor controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic rate response threshold adjustment. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, July 10, 1990: US04940052 (317 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive pacemaker which includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor is disclosed which generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled by a rate control signal which is derived from the physiological ...


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Brian M Mann, Stuart W Buchanan: Pacemaker having PVC response and PMT terminating features. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, December 6, 1988: US04788980 (272 worldwide citation)

An atrial tracking dual-chamber pacemaker and method of use for reducing the risk of initiating a pacer mediated tachycardia (PMT), and breaking such a PMT if once started. The pacemaker includes means for sensing a premature ventricular contraction (PVC). The pacemaker operates in a conventional ma ...


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Sergiu Silvian: Analog and digital telemetry system for an implantable device. Siemens Pacesetter, Robert R Meads, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, July 21, 1987: US04681111 (270 worldwide citation)

In an implantable device, transmission and reception of digital information is accomplished as well as the transmission and reception of analog information. The analog signal is FM modulated for transmission and the digital signal is phase modulated for transmission. The FM modulated signal is used ...


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Donald M Cohen: Method and system for implanting self-anchoring epicardial defibrillation electrodes. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, Lisa P Weinberg, February 12, 1991: US04991578 (255 worldwide citation)

A method and system for positioning a defibrillation electrode within the pericardial space of a mammal is disclosed which includes means for distending the pericardium from the heart by injecting a small volume of fluid into the pericardium. A needle having a lumen therethrough is inserted from a s ...