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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 (296 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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Adel M Medhkour, Michael F Hoey, Peter M J Mulier: Methods and apparatus for treatment of pulmonary conditions. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, December 10, 2002: US06493589 (239 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for introducing a conductive fluid and delivering an electrical current to the fluid at a target site in a body lumen. The electrical current is delivered to the site by a conductive electrode through the conductive fluid, causing the tissues in the lumen walls, ...


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Brian B Lee, Michael R Kane, Eric J Panken, James D Reinke: System and method for non-invasive determination of optimal orientation of an implantable sensing device. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, December 17, 2002: US06496715 (231 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining the optimal positioning of an implantable system for sensing physiologic signals within a body. According to a one embodiment of the system, electrodes are positioned on an external surface of a body, and an ECG monitoring device is used to measure cardiac signals ...


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Mark A Christophersom, Adrianus P Donders, Keith A Miesel, Len D Twetan: Externally worn transceiver for use with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, May 18, 2004: US06738671 (224 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device system that includes an implantable medical device, along with a transceiver device that exchanges data with the patient, between the patient and the implantable medical device, and between a remote location and the implantable medical device. A communication device cou ...


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Scott J Brabec, Kenneth R Brennen, William Schindeldecker, James Strom: Subcutaneous spiral electrode for sensing electrical signals of the heart. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, January 28, 2003: US06512940 (208 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker is provided with subcutaneous spiral electrodes for sensing electrical signals of the heart. Subcutaneous spirals or spiral electrodes are embedded individually into three or four recessed casings placed in a compliant surround that is attached to the perimeter of the implan ...


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Mark T Stewart, William J Flickinger, David E Francischelli, Rahul Mehra, Xiaoyi Min: Ablation catheter and method for isolating a pulmonary vein. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, September 27, 2005: US06949097 (199 worldwide citation)

A catheter body of a catheter assembly includes a proximal portion, an intermediate portion extending from the proximal portion, a distal portion extending from the intermediate portion, and a locating device including a distal tip extending from the distal portion of the catheter body. The intermed ...


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Donald N Jensen, Linda L Ruetz, Catherine R Condie, Yong Kyun Cho, Ulla Strobel, Scott Davie: Method and apparatus for monitoring heart rate and abnormal respiration. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, Paul H McDowall, June 22, 2004: US06752765 (193 worldwide citation)

An implantable device having enhanced capabilities for monitoring a patient's heart rate and respiration trends over extended periods of time is disclosed. The information collected by the implantable device may be stored and telemetered to an associated external device such as a device program ...


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David L Thompson: Drug delivery device. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, May 27, 2003: US06571125 (183 worldwide citation)

An Implantable Medical Device (IMD) for controllably releasing a biologically-active agent such as a drug to a body is disclosed. The IMD includes a catheter having one or more ports, each of which is individually controlled by a respective pair of conductive members located in proximity to the port ...


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Michael P Murray, Steven C Emmert: Electronic device including apparatus and method for routing flexible circuit conductors. Motorola, John G Rauch, Brian M Mancini, Michael C Soldner, January 4, 2000: US06011699 (150 worldwide citation)

An electronic device such as a radiotelephone (100) includes a bottom housing (108) defining a first hinge aperture (2207) and a slot (2208) adjacent the first hinge aperture. A top housing (102) defines a second hinge aperture (2223) having an inner rotation surface (2226). A shaft (2210) extends f ...


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Willa Fabian, David Moore, Hal Kaufman, David L Thompson: Lifestyle management system. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, May 11, 2004: US06735479 (150 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring system in cooperation with IMDs provides information, direction and counseling to patients. Specifically, a combination of lifestyle parameters, such as, for example, diet, exercise, weight, medication and environmental factors such as, for example, temperature, UV factor, polle ...