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Bowers David L: Threshold tracking system and method for stimulating a physiological system. Vitatron Medical, Benasutti and Preston, November 18, 1975: US3920024 (73 worldwide citation)

A demand type pacing system for stimulating a physiological system such as a human heart, having an integrated control system for dynamically measuring the stimulation threshold of the heart for evoking a desired response and adjusting the stimulating level as a function of the measured threshold. T ...


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Bowers David L, Heidtmann Donald S, Harnden Jr John D: Solid state induction cooking appliance. General Electric Company, Campbell Donald R, Cohen Joseph T, Squillaro Jerome C, June 4, 1974: US3814888 (72 worldwide citation)

A cooking appliance for inductively heating a cooking utensil comprises a flat induction heating coil mounted beneath a non-metallic support with a substantially unbroken utensil supporting surface. The induction heating coil is driven with an ultrasonic frequency wave generated by a static power co ...


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Bowers David L, Mohalski John E: Optional unipolar-bipolar body organ stimulator. General Electric Company, May 29, 1973: US3735766 (51 worldwide citation)

A body organ stimulator such as an electronic cardiac stimulator has the customary connector for attaching intra-cardiac catheter leads or myocardial leads to operate the stimulator in a bipolar mode. Set in the resin encapsulation of the stimulator or in an adapter is an indifferent electrode plate ...


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Adams Theodore P, Bowers David L: Body organ stimulator function control switch. General Electric Company, June 12, 1973: US3738369 (36 worldwide citation)

An implantable body organ stimulator such as an electronic cardiac pacer has a magnetic reed switch and a switch operator embedded in its encapsulation. The state of the reed switch may be changed to alter any one of several functional characteristics of the stimulator with a switch operator which c ...


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Bowers David L: Body organ stimulator with interference rejector. General Electric Company, July 18, 1972: US3677251 (34 worldwide citation)

A pace pulse generator connects to an organ which is to be electrically stimulated. Natural and artificial stimulating signals on the body are detected and used to control the pace pulse generator. An interference rejector distinguishes between detected natural body signals and extraneous electrical ...


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Bowers David L: Bidirectional heart stimulator. General Electric Company, February 16, 1971: US3563247 (29 worldwide citation)

An implantable electronic heart stimulator has a coupling capacitor in series with the subject's heart to which it is electrically connected. Electronic switches sequentially apply a pulse of one polarity for stimulating the heart by charging the capacitor and apply a second stimulating pulse of opp ...


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Bowers David L: Body implantable stimulator battery utilization circuit. General Electric Company, Hohenfeldt Ralph G, Neuhauser Frank L, Waddell Oscar B, Forman Joseph B, Espe James E, January 8, 1974: US3783877 (20 worldwide citation)

Paralleled sets of batteries are used to supply power to an implantable electric organ stimulator stimulus signal generator. Each set has a device having the characteristics of a diode connected in series with it. The diodes have different forward voltage characteristics. One preferred set of batter ...


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Bowers David L: Standby external rate control and implanted standby heart pacer. General Electric Company, February 20, 1973: US3717153 (16 worldwide citation)

The pacing pulse rate of a body implanted standby heart pacer is selectively controlled with a remote rate control device. The pacer has a coil which transmits a signal to the device whenever a natural heartbeat occurs or when an artificial stimulus is delivered to the heart. The same coil receives ...


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Bowers David L, Adams Theodore P: Body organ stimulus pulse generator with decoupled timing circuit and voltage multiplier. General Electric Company, April 10, 1973: US3726285 (10 worldwide citation)

A timing circuit establishes pulse repetition rate and pulse width and cooperates with a pulse generating output circuit which delivers to an organ a series of stimulating pulses at one of several available pulse energy levels. Low voltage d-c sources are used for driving the timing and output circu ...


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Bowers David L: Improvements in data entry systems.. Bowers David L, October 30, 1985: EP0159480-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

Bar codes are shown for measurement of volumes of liquids, e.g., the amount of milk collected in a dairy milking operation, and correlation therewith to identification of the source of the liquid, such as a cow. In the preferred embodiment, infrared or laser scanners are used to scan bar codes to pr ...