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Sergiu Silvian: High speed digital telemetry system for implantable device. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, July 31, 1990: US04944299 (648 worldwide citation)

A high speed digital telemetry system (10) includes a transmitter (12) and a receiver (14), at least one of which is adapted for use in an implantable device. The transmitter includes a data encoder (14), modulator (16), transmitting coil (20), and transmitting coil drive circuit (18). The data enco ...


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Jason A Sholder: Atrial rate based programmable pacemaker with automatic mode switching means. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, July 31, 1990: US04944298 (334 worldwide citation)

An atrial rate based programmable pacemaker including means for preventing the heart from being paced at an upper rate limit for prolonged periods of time is disclosed which paces the heart at a rate that follows or tracks the atrial rate up to the upper rate limit of the pacemaker, at which point t ...


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Gene A Bornzin, Elia R Arambula, Joseph J Florio: System and method for modulating the base rate during sleep for a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, December 19, 1995: US05476483 (323 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for modulating the base rate of a transfer function for a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker. Activity sensor measurements are used to derive activity variance measurements, which in turn are used to modulate the base pacing rate. In one embodiment, a histogram is use ...


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Brian M Mann, John W Poore: Microprocessor controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic rate response threshold adjustment. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, July 10, 1990: US04940052 (317 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive pacemaker which includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor is disclosed which generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled by a rate control signal which is derived from the physiological ...


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Sergiu Silvian: Bidirectional telemetry apparatus and method for implantable device. Pacesetter, Malcolm J Romano, Lisa P Weinberg, October 8, 1996: US05562713 (291 worldwide citation)

An improved telemetry system for telemetering data from an implantable device such as a heart pacemaker to an external device with minimum energy consumption. The external device first sweeps its receiver across a predetermined frequency band, e.g., the fm broadcast band of 88 MHz to 108 MHz, to det ...


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Donald M Cohen: Method and system for implanting self-anchoring epicardial defibrillation electrodes. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Leslie S Miller, Lisa P Weinberg, February 12, 1991: US04991578 (255 worldwide citation)

A method and system for positioning a defibrillation electrode within the pericardial space of a mammal is disclosed which includes means for distending the pericardium from the heart by injecting a small volume of fluid into the pericardium. A needle having a lumen therethrough is inserted from a s ...


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Jonathan A Kleks, Stuart W Buchanan, Raymond J Wilson, John W Poore, Brian M Mann: Autocapture system for implantable pulse generator. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Malcolm J Romano, September 27, 1994: US05350410 (242 worldwide citation)

An autocapture system within an implantable pulse generator automatically maintains the energy of a stimulation pulse at a level just above that which is needed to effectuate capture. The electrical post-stimulus signal of the heart following delivery of a stimulation pulse is compared to a polariza ...


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Lisa P Weinberg, Samuel M Katz: Automatic implantable pulse generator. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, December 19, 1995: US05476485 (186 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed toward a pulse generator for detecting that a pulse generator and an implantable lead are properly implanted so that a plurality of automatic features can be automatically turned ON. The automatic features include: automatic sensitivity adjustment; automatic capture ...


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Werner Hafelfinger, Jason A Sholder, Murray P King, James L Duncan: Automatic electrode configuration of an implantable pacemaker. Siemens Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, April 2, 1991: US05003975 (186 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker having a unipolar/bipolar lead interchangeability includes lead impedance measuring capability for automatically measuring lead impedance, initiated by the occurrence of predetermined events, such as whenever a programming change is made, whenever capture fails to occur in r ...


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Gene A Bornzin, Kelly H McClure, Gabriel Mouchawar, Sheldon B Moberg: System and method for providing hemodynamically optimal pacing therapy. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, August 27, 1996: US05549650 (181 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a pacemaker are provided, for using cardiac wall motion sensor signals to provide hemodynamically optimal pacing therapy to patient at rest, and for providing rate-responsive pacing therapy. The cardiac wall motion sensor signals are provided by an implantable lead that incor ...