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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 (620 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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Edwin G Duffin, David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke, Gregory J Haubrich: World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, May 19, 1998: US05752976 (508 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communicating with a medical device implanted in an ambulatory patient and for locating the patient in order to selectively monitor device function, alter device operating parameters and modes and provide emergency assistance to and communications with a patient. The implante ...


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David L Thompson: World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, July 4, 2000: US06083248 (438 worldwide citation)

A system for communicating with a medical device implanted in an ambulatory patient and for locating the patient in order to selectively monitor device function, alter device operating parameters and modes and provide emergency assistance to and communications with a patient. The implanted device in ...


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David L Thompson, Robert M Bennett, Glenn M Roline: Telemetry system for a medical device. Medtronic, Robert C Beck, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, December 3, 1985: US04556063 (394 worldwide citation)

A data telemetry system for use with implanted medical devices for transmitting digital and analog data to a remote receiver by enabling different combinations of fixed and variable value current sources according to a telemetry logic code to energize a tank coil and produce a ringing type of variab ...


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David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke: Medical management system integrated programming apparatus for communication with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, November 5, 2002: US06477424 (366 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device communication system includes an implantable medical device, a medical information management system, and a module interface apparatus for facilitating communication therebetween. The implantable medical device includes transmitter/receiver circuitry coupled to a device ...


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Steven D Goedeke, Gregory J Haubrich, John G Keimel, David L Thompson: Adaptive, performance-optimizing communication system for communicating with an implanted medical device. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, November 4, 1997: US05683432 (355 worldwide citation)

An adaptive, performance-optimizing communication system for communicating with an implanted medical device in which signals are transmitted and received in accordance with predetermined, interrelated operational parameters, such as transmission rate, transmitter power, and the like. Various aspects ...


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Paul B Wyborny, Glenn M Roline, Lucy M Nichols, David L Thompson: Telemetry format for implanted medical device. Medtronic, John A Rissman, Harold R Patton, July 7, 1992: US05127404 (339 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for telemetering both analog and digital data from an implantable medical device to an external receiver, such as between an implanted cardiac pacer and its external programming equipment. Analog data is first converted to digital format by an analog-to-digital c ...


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William J Combs, Catherine R Condie, Roy Martin, Dwight H Warkentin, John D Wahlstrand, David L Thompson, Li Wang: Implantable medical device for measuring time varying physiologic conditions especially edema and for responding thereto. Medtronic, Reed Duthler, January 28, 2003: US06512949 (313 worldwide citation)

An impedance monitor for discerning edema through evaluation of respiratory rate. Preferred embodiment includes edema monitor and trigger to initiate diagnostic reporting or corrective action when activated. Recording of Long Term Average and Short Term Average values for secondary edema measure bas ...


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Dennis D Elsberry, Rahul Mehra, Lynn M Otten, Mark T Rise, David L Thompson: Method and apparatus for alleviating cardioversion shock pain. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, September 2, 1997: US05662689 (252 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardioverter for providing cardioversion electrical energy to at least one chamber of a patient's heart in need of cardioversion and applying a pain alleviating therapy at an appropriate site in the patient's body prior to or in conjunction with the delivery of the cardioversion energ ...


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Paul B Wyborny, Glenn M Roline, Lucy M Nichols, David L Thompson: Telemetry system for an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, October 11, 1994: US05354319 (243 worldwide citation)

A method of and apparatus for telemetering analog and digital data transcutaneously between an implantable medical device and an external receiver, such as between an external programmer and an implantable cardiac pacer. A damped carrier at 175 kilohertz is pulse position modulated by digital data. ...