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George J Klein, Dwight H Warkentin, Kenneth M Riff, Brian B Lee, James K Carney, Gregg Turi, Anthony J Varrichio: Minimally invasive implantable device for monitoring physiologic events. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, November 16, 1999: US05987352 (539 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive implant, means for insertion, and description of how to most efficiently use it are described n several embodiments. This implant preferably has a segmented looping memory for storing triggered physiologic events. Preferred events for setting autotriggers to record physiologic s ...


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Edwin G Duffin, David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke, Gregory J Haubrich: World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, May 19, 1998: US05752976 (500 worldwide citation)

A system and method 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 implante ...


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William J Combs, Catherine R Condie, Roy Martin, Dwight H Warkentin, John D Wahlstrandl: Impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, September 28, 1999: US05957861 (439 worldwide citation)

An impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate. Preferred embodiment includes edema monitor and trigger to initiate diagnostic reporting or corrective action when activated. Recording of Long Term Average and Short Term Average values for secondary edema measure bas ...


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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 (433 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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Robert S Kieval: Drug delivery neural stimulation device for treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Harold R Patton, January 23, 2001: US06178349 (396 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device for treatment of cardiovascular disorders by stimulating a selective nerve, the device including an implantable pulse generator, an implantable electrode body and a reservoir. The electrode body includes an electrode electrically connected to the pulse generator. Furthe ...


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Kenneth M Riff: Impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, March 2, 1999: US05876353 (374 worldwide citation)

An impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate. Preferred embodiment includes edema monitor and trigger to initiate diagnostic reporting or corrective action when activated. Recording of Long Term Average and Short Term Average values for secondary edema measure bas ...


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James W Busacker, Can Cinbis: Multilevel ERI for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, January 18, 2000: US06016448 (355 worldwide citation)

An automatic, body-implantable medical device having at least two modes of operation is disclosed. The device is provided with circuitry for automatically detecting when the device has been implanted in a patient, so that the device can automatically switch from a first mode to a second mode of oper ...


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Robert S Kieval: System for providing hyperpolarization of cardiac to enhance cardiac function. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, September 1, 1998: US05800464 (333 worldwide citation)

An implantable system providing cardiac anodal stimulation (AS) as a system for effecting hyperpolarization of myocardial cells of a heart chamber to enhance the relaxation thereof in the diastolic phase and to thereby enhance cardiac function. The AS system is optimally timed to be delivered in an ...


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Teresa R Nelson: Implantable medical device monitoring method and system regarding same. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Harold R Patton, December 5, 2000: US06155267 (319 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device monitoring method and system monitors chronic data representative of at least one physiological parameter. The chronic data is monitored to detect changes in state of the at least one physiological parameter. Data associated with detected changes in state is stored with ...


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Robert Stadler, Shannon Nelson, Lee Stylos, Todd J Sheldon: Method and apparatus for filtering electrocardiogram (ECG) signals to remove bad cycle information and for use of physiologic signals determined from said filtered ECG signals. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Harold R Patton, September 5, 2000: US06115628 (319 worldwide citation)

In using electrogram signals to determine physiologic conditions like ischemia, the bad cardiac cycle information due to noise, axis shifts in the cardiac electrical axis, and the like must be removed if the electrogram signal can be made to be a good indicator. If this is accomplished through the a ...