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Cheng Zhang, Keith R Maile: Event-based battery monitor for implantable devices. Cardiac Pacemakers, Faegre Baker Daniels, March 6, 2012: US08131365 (78 worldwide citation)

A remaining charge capacity of a battery having an initial charge capacity is monitored. The battery powers a remote implantable medical device (IMD) that includes an active state, during which the remote IMD performs at least one function, and an inactive state, during which the remote IMD performs ...


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Scott Steffensmeier: Tibial spacer blocks and femoral cutting guide. Zimmer Technology, Faegre Baker Daniels, May 1, 2012: US08167888 (68 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to one or more tibial spacer blocks used during knee arthroplasty, each configured to be temporarily positioned upon a resected proximal portion of a tibia (essentially mimicking the tibial component of the knee prosthesis), for performing a range of motion analysis and ...


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David J Smith, Randy Westlund, Imad Libbus: Selective nerve stimulation with optionally closed-loop capabilities. Cardiac Pacemakers, Faegre Baker Daniels, March 26, 2013: US08406877 (65 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for steering one or more stimulation fields to a selected nerve target, thereby optimizing one or a combination of low stimulation thresholds, desired therapy outcomes, or a minimization of adverse stimulation side-effects. An array of electrodes disposed, at least in part, on tw ...


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Doug F Taylor: Railcar unloading system. Concept Systems, Faegre Baker Daniels, February 19, 2013: US08379927 (57 worldwide citation)

A system for unloading a railcar includes an imaging system for generating a model of features of the railcar as the railcar enters an unloading station, and an actuation device in communication with the imaging system for identifying a capstan using model information and engaging the capstans to ca ...


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Giovanni Righini: Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages. Sorin Group Italia S r l, Faegre Baker Daniels, September 16, 2014: US08834563 (50 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis includes an expandable prosthetic valve including three valve leaflets coupled to an anchoring structure. The anchoring structure includes an annular member and a plurality of arms movably coupled to the annular member at one end. The free ends of the arms extend radially aw ...


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Alexander J Rice, Gregory J VanHecke, Reed T Hentges: Integrated lead suspension with multiple trace configurations. Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, Faegre Baker Daniels, May 1, 2012: US08169746 (50 worldwide citation)

An integrated lead head suspension flexure includes a mounting region, a gimbal extending distally from the mounting region and having bond pads, and a tail extending proximally from the mounting region and having terminal pads. First trace sections having a first structural configuration, such as i ...


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Bin Mi, Abhijeet V Chavan, Keith R Maile: Direct inductive/acoustic converter for implantable medical device. Cardiac Pacemakers, Faegre Baker Daniels, October 30, 2012: US08301262 (46 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for communicating with or powering implantable medical devices using a direct inductive/acoustic telemetry link are disclosed. An illustrative system includes an interrogator device located outside of the patient's body, an implantable medical device including an energy translato ...


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Rakesh M Suri, Franco Vallana, Giovanni Rolando, Giovanni Righini, Brent R Phillips, Eric Manasse: Streamlined, apical delivery system for in situ deployment of cardiac valve prostheses. Sorin Group Italia S r l, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Faegre Baker Daniels, July 16, 2013: US08486137 (42 worldwide citation)

A system for implanting a heart valve prosthesis in a patient's heart includes a balloon expandable, tissue, stented heart valve, and an apical valve delivery device for delivering the stented heart valve to a target site in the patient's heart. The delivery device includes an inflation balloon modu ...


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Arnaldo Giannetti, Laura Ghione, Paolo Gaschino, Giovanni Righini: Device for the in situ delivery of heart valves. Sorin Biomedica Cardio S r l, Faegre Baker Daniels, January 15, 2013: US08353953 (40 worldwide citation)

A device for deploying a cardiac valve prosthesis includes a distal valve holder portion and a shaft extending towards the valve holder portion. The shaft is selectively bendable to a curved shape to vary the spatial orientation of the valve holder portion with respect to the desired implantation si ...


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Kedar R Belhe, Paul J Thompson: External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses. MetaModix, Faegre Baker Daniels, October 9, 2012: US08282598 (38 worldwide citation)

Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems include an external component adapted for deployment around a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., ...