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Kevin K Walsh, David L Thompson: Peripheral memory patch and access method for use with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, Girma Wolde Michael, March 13, 2001: US06200265 (562 worldwide citation)

A peripheral memory patch apparatus for attachment to a patient's skin includes a high capacity memory for storing physiologic data uplinked from an implantable medical device. A resilient substrate provides support for a memory, microprocessor, receiver, and other electronic components. The su ...


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David L Thompson: World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, July 4, 2000: US06083248 (406 worldwide citation)

A system for communicating with a medical device implanted in an ambulatory patient and for locating the patient in order to selectively monitor device function, alter device operating parameters and modes and provide emergency assistance to and communications with a patient. The implanted device in ...


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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, Girma Wolde Michael, July 9, 2002: US06418346 (365 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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Kurt R Linberg: Apparatus and method for remote troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrade of implantable device systems. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, August 27, 2002: US06442433 (364 worldwide citation)

A programmer operating in association with a diverse number of implantable medical devices (IMDs) is in a bi-directional operable data, voice and video communications with a remote web-based expert data center. The programmer is in telemetric wireless communications with the IMDs. The data center is ...


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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 (349 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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David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke: Medical management system integrated programming apparatus for communication with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, November 5, 2002: US06477424 (336 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device communication system includes an implantable medical device, a medical information management system, and a module interface apparatus for facilitating communication therebetween. The implantable medical device includes transmitter/receiver circuitry coupled to a device ...


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George Rosar: Receiver employing digital filtering for use with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, Girma Wolde Michael, April 24, 2001: US06223083 (314 worldwide citation)

A receiving and filtering circuit includes an antenna, a demodulator circuit coupled to the antenna, and a digital median filter that removes high frequency content of a demodulated digital information signal to produce a filtered digital information signal corresponding to an analog data signal tra ...


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Terence G Ryan: Telemetry for implantable devices using the body as an antenna. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Beth L McMahon, Harold R Patton, September 5, 2000: US06115636 (275 worldwide citation)

A telemetry system and method includes an implantable medical device implanted in a body and an external communication device, e.g., a programmer. The implanted device includes a housing having transmitter/receiver circuitry positioned therein. The external communication device includes transmitter/ ...


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Jeffrey J Gillberg, Lev A Koyrakh: Method and apparatus for detection and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, May 21, 2002: US06393316 (275 worldwide citation)

A device for monitoring heart rhythms. The device is provided with an amplifier for receiving electrogram signals, a memory for storing digitized electrogram segments including signals indicative of depolarizations of a chamber or chamber of a patient's heart and a microprocessor and associated ...


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Yong Kyun Cho, Luc R Mongeon, Mark K Erickson, H Toby Markowitz: Method and apparatus to detect and treat sleep respiratory events. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, November 4, 2003: US06641542 (266 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for detecting and treating sleep respiratory events that includes a plurality of sensors gathering physiological data related to sleep respiratory events. A processor extracts an average cycle length and a frequency of at least one of Cheyne-Stok ...



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