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Wilton C Johnson: Perspiration indicating alarm for diabetics. Dia Med, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, December 28, 1982: US04365637 (273 worldwide citation)

A self-contained wearable device for use by diabetics to provide an audible indication of the onset of insulin shock. The device utilizes a sensor positioned to sense the buildup of perspiration on the skin of the user and an annunciator to provide an audible warning when the amount of perspiration ...


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Charles D Ray: Brain lead anchoring system. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, May 11, 1982: US04328813 (264 worldwide citation)

A system for anchoring a brain lead within a cranial burr hole while closing that hole. A socket is provided with an aperture defining a lead passage and is engageable with the cranial burr hole to secure the socket to the cranium with the lead passage aperture in general alignment with the burr hol ...


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William R Engle, E Neil Moore Jr, Joseph F Spear Jr, Ronald H Rockland: Implantable cardioverter. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, March 8, 1983: US04375817 (213 worldwide citation)

A body implantable ventricular cardioverter. Circuitry is provided which detects the onset of a malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia and provides a cardioverting signal in response thereto. The cardioverting signal has an energy level that is high relative to the pacing threshold but below that nec ...


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Mas Harada: Vented ear tip for hearing aid and adapter coupler therefore. Qualitone Hearing Aids, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, February 22, 1983: US04375016 (161 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to a vent adapter for an ear tip coupling for use with a modular "In The Ear" hearing aid. The ear tip has a bulbous distal tip portion with a sound delivering aperture and a plurality of vent apertures therein. In the assembly, the sound aperture of the ear tip is connect ...


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Alan R Kahn: Cardiac depolarization detection apparatus. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, October 19, 1982: US04354497 (131 worldwide citation)

Apparatus which detects ventricular depolarizations originating at an ectopic focus. Ventricular depolarization is sensed at a plurality of areas of the heart including one area within the interventricular septum or near the right ventricular apex. Logic circuity responds to the sensed depolarizatio ...


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Diane S Martindale, Dennis G Hepp: Medication inventory device. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, November 23, 1982: US04360125 (116 worldwide citation)

A medication dispenser in which medication to be dispensed is housed, including a member operable to allow medication access. The dispenser provides a medication alert signal at preselected times in accordance with a desired medication regimen. A medication access signal is provided when medication ...


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David J Stanton: Neuromuscular stimulator. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, July 12, 1983: US04392496 (95 worldwide citation)

A dual channel neuromuscular stimulator. Pulses developed by a pulse generator are transmitted alternately on both channels to involuntarily contract muscles. The stimulator has variable on/off cycling capability to provide flexibility in meeting the stimulation needs of patients and has output curr ...


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Jozef K Tylko: Treatment of matter in low temperature plasmas. Plasma Holdings, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, November 30, 1982: US04361441 (91 worldwide citation)

A plasma reactor, in which particulate matter is caused to interact with low temperature plasma (i.e. below 100,000 K.) comprises spaced stationary electrode structures 2, 11 of which at least one is annular, between which an arc or arcs 7 is established by a power supply which may include a thyrist ...


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Alfred A Iversen: Body stimulation lead. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, February 22, 1983: US04374527 (91 worldwide citation)

An improved body stimulation lead wherein the electrode is isolated from extraneous forces imparted to the lead body. In a preferred embodiment, a plurality of lobes are formed in the lead body, the lobes being engageable with body tissue to maintain the position of the electrode and being deformabl ...


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Robert G Dutcher, James E Upton: Flexible tip stiffening stylet for use with body implantable lead. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Vidas Steffey & Arrett, September 21, 1982: US04350169 (82 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead and a stiffening stylet with a flexible tip for imparting rigidity to the lead to facilitate attachment of the lead to an internal body organ and for transmitting torque to the distal end of the lead. A flexible tip stiffening stylet is provided for insertion into a lumen in ...