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Tom D Bennett, William J Combs, Kallok Michael J, Brian B Lee, Rahul Mehra, George J Klein: Subcutaneous multi-electrode sensing system, method and pacer. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, July 26, 1994: US05331966 (880 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an enhanced capability of detecting and gathering electrical cardiac signals via an array of relatively closely spaced subcutaneous electrodes (located on the body of an implanted device) which may be employed with suitable switching circuits, signal processors, ...


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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 7, 1995: US05464650 (863 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Israel W P Obel, Ivan Bourgeois: Implantable electrical nerve stimulator/pacemaker with ischemia for decreasing cardiac workload. Medtronic, John A Rissman, Harold R Patton, April 6, 1993: US05199428 (758 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stimulating the right and/or left carotid sinus nerves or the right stellate ganglion or the epidural space at about T.sub.2 with continuous and/or phasic electrical pulses in response to detected myocardial ischemia to decrease cardiac workload as a method to protect the ...


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Dominik M Wiktor: Intravascular stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, July 28, 1992: US05133732 (752 worldwide citation)

A stent for implantation into a body vessel in which a cylindrical stent body coiled from a generally continuous wire with a deformable zig-zag structure is provided with means for preventing the stent body from stretching along its longitudinal axis. This stent is especially useful when implanting ...


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Steven D Goedeke: System and method for deriving relative physiologic signals. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 18, 1999: US05904708 (737 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring and/or therapy delivery system and method employing an implantable medical device for sensing absolute physiologic signal values within the body of a patient, e.g., absolute blood pressure, temperature, etc., and an external monitoring device for monitoring and conveying ambient ...


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Rodney G Wolff: Articulated stent. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, April 14, 1992: US05104404 (712 worldwide citation)

In a first embodiment a number of stent segments are connected together by hinges welded in place to provide articulation between the stent segments. The hinges can be, among other shapes, either a straight wire or a coiled wire of biocompatable material. A second embodiment uses a stent of a previo ...


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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 (620 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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Walter H Olson, William F Kaemmerer: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, August 13, 1996: US05545186 (617 worldwide citation)

An implantable antiarrhythmia device which detects and classifies arrhythmias of the human heart, and delivers appropriate therapy. The device employs a method of arrhythmia classification based on a set of prioritized rules, each of the rules defining a plurality of criteria based upon characterist ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, April 29, 1997: US05624411 (564 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a therapeutic substance and then overcoating the therapeutic substance with a porous polymer. The inclusion of a porous polymer in intimate contact with a drug on the stent allows the drug to be retained on the stent durin ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 21, 1997: US05679400 (547 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...