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Donald L Hopper, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Bruce R Jones, James P Nelson: Implantable cardiac rhythm management device for assessing status of CHF patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 1, 2002: US06459929 (264 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing congestive heart failure therapy status. An electronic device, preferably a cardiac rhythm management device, capable of measuring transthoracic impedance and for sensing a level of physical activity is implanted in a patient. The transthoracic impedance signal i ...


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Gerrard M Carlson, Bruce R Jones, Julio C Spinelli: Acceleration sensed safe upper rate envelope for calculating the hemodynamic upper rate limit for a rate adaptive cardiac rhythm management device. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai P A, August 11, 1998: US05792195 (143 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac rhythm management device includes an accelerometer along with apparatus for processing the analog signal output from the accelerometer for deriving therefrom the time of occurrence of a selected heart sound in relation to a previously occurring ventricular depolarization event ...


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Donald L Hopper, Jeffrey E Stahmann, Bruce R Jones, James P Nelson: Implantable cardiac rhythm management device for assessing status of CHF patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 14, 2001: US06275727 (134 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing congestive heart failure therapy status. An electronic device, preferably a cardiac rhythm management device, capable of measuring transthoracic impedance and for sensing a level of physical activity is implanted in a patient. The transthoracic impedance signal i ...


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Weimin Sun, Bruce R Jones, Donald L Hopper, Wyatt K Stahl: Apparatus and methods for METS measurement by accelerometer and minute ventilation sensors. Cardiac Pacemakers, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 14, 2001: US06273856 (96 worldwide citation)

Exertion levels of a patient are measured by monitoring signals from adaptive-rate sensors such as an accelerometer and or a minute ventilation sensor; sensor data is collected for conversion into metabolic equivalent measurements. The data obtained can be used to evaluate patient physical activity ...


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Gregory G Page, Sahil P Dighe, Roberto H Jacob Da Silva, Bruce R Jones, Srinivas V Tyamagondlu: Virtual IP interfaces on multi-chassis link aggregates. Alcatel Lucent, Garlick & Markison, Holly L Rudnick, June 11, 2013: US08462774 (76 worldwide citation)

Aggregation Switches connected via a virtual fabric link (VFL) are each active and each coupled to a multi-chassis link aggregate group (MC-LAG), which is assigned to a multi-chassis link aggregate group virtual local area network (MC-LAG VLAN). A virtual Internet Protocol (IP) interface is allocate ...


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Eric J Thor, Kevin D McIntosh, Bruce R Jones, Jeremy D Dando: Combined cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir. Avecor Cardiovascular, Popovich & Wiles, May 2, 1995: US05411705 (69 worldwide citation)

A reservoir for use in an extracorporeal blood circuit including a rigid shell forming an enclosed reservoir. A filter unit divides the reservoir into an inlet chamber and outlet chamber. Cardiotomy blood filtering and defoaming means and venous blood filtering and defoaming means are located within ...


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Weimin Sun, Bruce R Jones, Douglas J Lang, Donald Hopper: Rate-adaptive therapy with automatic limiting of maximum pacing rate. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, January 4, 2005: US06839593 (30 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker in which maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a long-term maximal exer ...


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Veerichetty A Kadhiresan, Arthur L Olive, Bruce R Jones: Implantable device for monitoring aerobic capacity of patients. Cardiac Pacemakers, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 3, 1999: US05931858 (23 worldwide citation)

An implantable electronic circuit for monitoring a patient's aerobic capacity includes an accelerometer for detecting the onset and termination of a period of exercise and a means for measuring the patient's minute volume. By computing the time interval from the cessation of exercise to the point wh ...


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Weimin Sun, Bruce R Jones, Douglas J Lang, Donald Hopper: Self-calibrating rate-adaptive pacemaker. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, November 23, 2004: US06823214 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatically adjusting the operating parameters of a rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker. In accordance with the method, maximum exertion levels attained by the patient are measured at periodic intervals and stored. The stored maximum exertion levels may then be used to update a ...


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Walter L Carpenter, Robert W Olsen, Frederick A Shorey Jr, Mark G Bearss, Bruce R Jones, Laura A Yonce: Extracorporeal blood circuit priming system and method. Medtronic, Mike Jaro, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, March 13, 2007: US07189352 (19 worldwide citation)

A disposable, integrated extracorporeal blood circuit employed during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery performs gas exchange, heat transfer, and microemboli filtering functions in a way as to conserve volume, to reduce setup and change out times, to eliminate a venous blood reservoir, and to substanti ...