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John D Wahlstrand, Daniel J Baxter, R Michael Ecker, Daniel R Greeninger, Charles G Yerich: Automatic lead recognition for implantable medical device. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Harold R Patton, July 9, 1996: US05534018 (290 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining the availability of unipolar and/or bipolar pacing/sensing paths in a body-implantable cardiac pacing system. In one embodiment, a pacemaker system includes impedance monitoring circuitry for periodically measuring impedance between pairs of electrodes that are ...


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Daniel R Greeninger, David L Thompson, Jerome T Hartlaub: Implantable medical device using audible sound communication to provide warnings. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, May 23, 2000: US06067473 (218 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for interrogation of implantable medical device (IMD) information, including programmed parameter values, operating modes and programmed changes thereof and data stored in the IMD, by emission of audible sounds by the IMD are disclosed. The IMD includes an audio transducer that ...


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Daniel R Greeninger, David L Thompson: Cardiac pacemaker with auto-capture function. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Gregory P Gadson, June 28, 1994: US05324310 (192 worldwide citation)

A pacemaker having two bipolar leads, one atrial, one ventricular, each with TIP and RING electrodes, configured as for conventional bipolar pacing/sensing in both chambers. Switching circuitry in the pacemaker is operable to select from among various possible sensing configurations, including one c ...


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David L Thompson, Koen J Weijand, Daniel R Greeninger: Multi-mode programmer for medical device communication. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, April 24, 2007: US07209790 (155 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a programmer for communication with different medical devices that utilize different telemetry communication techniques. The programmer receives telemetry signals from a given medical device, and selects an appropriate communication mode, which can be pre-programmed into ...


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Daniel R Greeninger, David L Thompson, Jerome T Hartlaub: Interrogation of an implantable medical device using audible sound communication. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, April 6, 1999: US05891180 (154 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for interrogation of implantable medical device (IMD) information, including programmed parameter values, operating modes and programmed changes thereof and data stored in the IMD, by emission of audible sounds by the IMD are disclosed. The IMD includes an audio transducer that ...


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John D Wahlstrand, Girard B Borgerding, Daniel R Greeninger, Daniel J Baxter: Method and apparatus for rate-responsive cardiac pacing. Medtronic, Dwight N Holmbo, Harold R Patton, December 21, 1993: US05271395 (142 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker comprising a minute ventilation circuit and an activity circuit. The minute ventilation circuit computes a first target pacing rate as a function of measurements of the patient's pleural blood impedance, and the activity circuit computes a second target pacing rat ...


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David L Thompson, Daniel R Greeninger, Steven D Goedeke: Implantable medical device controlled by a non-invasive physiological data measurement device. Medtronic, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, July 26, 2005: US06922592 (111 worldwide citation)

The operational and functional aspects of one or more IMDs is controlled by physiological data acquired from an external device. Various externally deployed devices collect vital signals for transmission to the IMD. Upon receipt of the signals the IMD cooperatively modifies therapy and diagnostic pr ...


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Andreas A Fenner, Lary R Larson, Daniel R Greeninger, David L Thompson: Feedthrough assembly for implantable medical devices and methods for providing same. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, April 18, 2000: US06052623 (102 worldwide citation)

A feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device includes one or more electrically conductive pins extending through apertures in a case of the medical device with the electrically conductive pins being insulated from the case. The feedthrough assembly further includes a printed circuit boar ...


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Koen J Weijand, Patrick J Combs, Daniel R Greeninger, Richard P M Houben: Body heat powered implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, October 22, 2002: US06470212 (66 worldwide citation)

A system for and method of providing power to an implanted medical device within a patient is disclosed. The system (


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Jerome T Hartlaub, David L Thompson, Daniel R Greeninger: Broadcast audible sound communication from an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, September 17, 2002: US06450172 (65 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for communication of implantable medical device (IMD) information, including interrogation of programmed parameter values, operating modes and conditions of operation, confirmation of programmed changes thereof, interrogation of data stored in the IMD, and patient warnings or o ...