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Frederik H M Wittkampf: Catheter location system and method. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, November 9, 1999: US05983126 (453 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for catheter location mapping, and related procedures. Three substantially orthogonal alternating signals are applied through the patient, directed substantially toward the area of interest to be mapped, such as patient's heart. The currents are preferably constant c ...


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Alexis C M Renirie, Richard Houben, Frank van Leeuwen: System and method for continuous monitoring of diabetes-related blood constituents. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, April 21, 1998: US05741211 (445 worldwide citation)

A system and method for sensing and providing an indication of one or more diabetes-related blood constituents of a patient, the system being based upon an ECG sensor which processes patient ECG signals, either surface, or intracardiac or epicardial, for determining a measure of a blood constituent ...


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Frederik H M Wittkampf: Catheter mapping system and method. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, December 16, 1997: US05697377 (408 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for catheter location mapping, and related procedures. Three substantially orthogonal alternating signals are applied through the patient, directed substantially toward the area of interest to be mapped, such as patient's heart. The currents are preferably constant c ...


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Richard P M Houben, Alexis C M Renirie, Koen J Weijand: System for pancreatic stimulation and glucose measurement. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, October 24, 2000: US06135978 (404 worldwide citation)

There is provided an implantable system and method for monitoring pancreatic beta cell electrical activity in a patient in order to obtain a measure of a patient's insulin demand and blood glucose level. A stimulus generator is controlled to deliver stimulus pulses so as to synchronize pancreatic be ...


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Kenneth B Stokes, Adrianus P Donders: Leadless multisite implantable stimulus and diagnostic system. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, September 29, 1998: US05814089 (381 worldwide citation)

There is provided an implantable system and method for delivering stimulus pulses and/or collecting data from a plurality of sites within a patient's body, having a main controller device with a power source, a stimulator/sensing devices at each of said sites, and circuitry for high frequency transm ...


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Gust H Bardy: Apparatus and method for treating chronic constipation. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold Patton, Michael J Jaro, February 15, 2000: US06026326 (347 worldwide citation)

An anticonstipation apparatus, and method, that may include using an implanted stimulus generator that may supply electrical stimuli to the muscles associated with a target portion of the patient's gut, from the esophagus to the anus, through an electrical lead and several pairs of electrodes. The e ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, November 17, 1998: US05836994 (294 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electrical stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer ...


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Babajide O Familoni: Apparatus for sensing and stimulating gastrointestinal tract on-demand. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, July 4, 2000: US06083249 (280 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing on-demand stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer of ...


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Victor P J Duysens, Robert M Pearson, Eric H Bonde: System and method for providing medical electrical stimulation to a portion of the nervous system. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, August 15, 2000: US06104960 (274 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing medical electrical stimulation to a portion of the nervous system. The system includes a rigid hollow needle having a lumen, a flexible lead body disposed within the lumen of the needle, the lead body having a insulated coiled proximal section and an electrode secti ...


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Babajide O Familoni: Method and apparatus for sensing a stimulating gastrointestinal tract on-demand. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, January 19, 1999: US05861014 (272 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing on-demand stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract. The apparatus features an implantable pulse generator which may be coupled to the gastric system through one or more medical electrical leads. In the preferred embodiment the leads couple to the circular layer of ...