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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 (533 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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Weimin Sun, Gregory J Haubrich, Garry L Dublin: Implantable medical device microstrip telemetry antenna. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, January 19, 1999: US05861019 (427 worldwide citation)

A microstrip RF telemetry antenna is formed on or within the exterior surface of an implantable medical device housing that is formed either of a conductive metal or of a non-conductive dielectric material. The microstrip antenna is formed of an electrically conductive radiator patch layer that is l ...


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Richard P M Houben, Alexis C M Renirie, Koen J Weijand: System for pancreatic stimulation and glucose measurement. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, October 24, 2000: US06135978 (374 worldwide citation)

There is provided an implantable system and method for monitoring pancreatic beta cell electrical activity in a patient in order to obtain a measure of a patient's insulin demand and blood glucose level. A stimulus generator is controlled to deliver stimulus pulses so as to synchronize pancreatic be ...


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Craig L Wiklund, Daniel C Haeg, James F Kelley: Attachment apparatus for an implantable medical device employing ultrasonic energy. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, July 6, 1999: US05919215 (342 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for attaching a pre-formed header module, e.g. a connector header module or an electrode bearing header module, etc., to a hermetically sealed enclosure of the implantable medical device, typically including electronic integrated circuits, batteries, electromechanical pumps, o ...


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Michael B Shelton: Method and apparatus for controlling an implanted medical device in a time-dependent manner. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, November 17, 1998: US05836989 (331 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device and corresponding system and method are disclosed having programmable operating functions for monitoring a patient condition or delivering a therapy. The device has a primary operating function and a trial operating function. Those functions are enabled or disabled in a ...


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George Rosar: Receiver employing digital filtering for use with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, Girma Wolde Michael, April 24, 2001: US06223083 (308 worldwide citation)

A receiving and filtering circuit includes an antenna, a demodulator circuit coupled to the antenna, and a digital median filter that removes high frequency content of a demodulated digital information signal to produce a filtered digital information signal corresponding to an analog data signal tra ...


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Gust H Bardy: Apparatus and method for treating chronic constipation. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold Patton, Michael J Jaro, February 15, 2000: US06026326 (296 worldwide citation)

An anticonstipation apparatus, and method, that may include using an implanted stimulus generator that may supply electrical stimuli to the muscles associated with a target portion of the patient's gut, from the esophagus to the anus, through an electrical lead and several pairs of electrodes. The e ...


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Craig L Wiklund, Daniel C Haeg, James F Kelley: Attachment apparatus for an implantable medical device employing ultrasonic energy. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, February 16, 1999: US05871514 (292 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for attaching a pre-formed header module to a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device are described. A plurality of upstanding tabs attached to the hermetically sealed enclosure extend into a plurality of corresponding tab channels formed in the header m ...


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Craig L Wiklund, Daniel C Haeg, James F Kelley: Attachment apparatus and method for an implantable medical device employing ultrasonic energy. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, April 27, 1999: US05897578 (278 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for attaching a pre-formed header module, e.g. a connector header module or an electrode bearing header module, etc., to a hermetically sealed enclosure of the implantable medical device, typically including electronic integrated circuits, batteries, electromechanical pumps, o ...


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Koen J Weijand, Richard Houben: Telemetry system with phase-locking noise suppressing receiver. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Michael J Jaro, Thomas G Berry, December 11, 2001: US06329929 (277 worldwide citation)

There is provided a telemetry system with a receiver which enables detection of pulsed high frequency data (hf) signals in a manner which suppresses noise which may be present within the high frequency bandwidth. The transmitter carrier, which may be subject to some instability, is encoded at a symb ...



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