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Markus Haller, Bozidar Ferek Petric, Adrianus P Donders: System and method of communicating between an implantable medical device and a remote computer system or health care provider. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Daniel G Chapik, October 12, 2004: US06804558 (419 worldwide citation)

A medical information communication system and corresponding methods are described. The system permits monitoring the performance of an implantable medical device (IMD) implanted within a body of a patient, monitoring the health of the patient, or remotely delivering a therapy to the patient through ...


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Kurt R Linberg, Randy L Merry, Chester G Nelson, William J Plombon: Virtual remote monitor, alert, diagnostics and programming for implantable medical device systems. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Daniel G Chapik, April 12, 2005: US06878112 (207 worldwide citation)

A plurality of co-operative and complementary software programs are implemented in a web-enabled high speed computer system to remotely monitor, manage and modify the operational and functional parameters of a plurality of implanted medical devices (IMDs). The system utilizes virtual electrophysiolo ...


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Wim Boute, Jos Van Hove: System and method for transmission of medical and like data from a patient to a dedicated internet website. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, July 25, 2006: US07082334 (196 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system and method for easy and reliable connection of patient-originated medical data through a simple port of a computer to a dedicated web site. A device originating medical data, such as an implanted pacemaker, downloads data into a transmit/receive device, and the data i ...


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Steven T Kirsch, Christopher J Lindblad: Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references. Infoseek Corporation, Daniel G Chapik, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, February 13, 2001: US06189030 (195 worldwide citation)

A message is provided to a tracking server system in response to a client system referencing a predetermined resource locator that corresponds to a resource external to the tracking server system. The tracking server system indirectly provides for the client system to have an informational element s ...


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Gary W King, Marcus J Mianulli, Michael R S Hill, Thomas J Mullen, Roy L Testerman, John E Burnes, Xiaohong Zhou: Neurostimulation to treat effects of sleep apnea. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, December 26, 2006: US07155278 (186 worldwide citation)

Neurostimulation is delivered to one or more predetermined locations on or within a patient in order to treat effects of sleep apnea by modulating autonomic nervous activity. Delivery of neurostimulation at predetermined locations can decrease sympathetic nervous activity and/or increase parasympath ...


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Chester Gary Nelson, Michael Thomas Lee, Michael G Schrenk: Apparatus and method for remote therapy and diagnosis in medical devices via interface systems. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, June 6, 2006: US07058453 (181 worldwide citation)

A system for transferring data into and out of medical devices wherein a personal data manager (PDM) is used in a web-based network is disclosed. The PDM co-operates with a programmer to enhance remote monitoring of implanted medical devices on a chronic basis to deliver clinical therapy in real tim ...


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Timothy J Nichols: Method and apparatus to secure data transfer from medical device systems. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Walde Michael, May 2, 2006: US07039810 (180 worldwide citation)

Sensitive data such as patient records are securely transferred between a programmer and a data encryption. A database residing on the programmer contains patient information obtained by at least one implantable medical device. A key source provides the programmer with a first key and the remote exp ...


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Yong K Cho, Steven L Ning, Luc R Mongeon, Scott W Davie, Todd J Sheldon, Mark K Erickson, H Toby Markowitz: Method and apparatus for detecting respiratory disturbances. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, January 9, 2007: US07160252 (175 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring respiration including sensing a signal that varies with respiration, deriving a respiration parameter, applying criteria for detecting a respiration disturbance and determining one or more respiratory disturbance metrics. The system preferably includes an implantab ...


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James D Webb, Chester G Nelson: Method and apparatus for remotely programming implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Daniel G Chapik, June 13, 2006: US07060031 (157 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for remotely programming implantable medical devices. The apparatus includes a server adapted to receive and store at least one request to modify the behavior of an implantable medical device provided by a programmer adapted to allow a clinician ...


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David L Thompson, Koen J Weijand, Daniel R Greeninger: Multi-mode programmer for medical device communication. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, April 24, 2007: US07209790 (155 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a programmer for communication with different medical devices that utilize different telemetry communication techniques. The programmer receives telemetry signals from a given medical device, and selects an appropriate communication mode, which can be pre-programmed into ...