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Eckhard Alt, Marcus Matula, Edgar Mestre: Cardiac pacing responsive to multiple activity types. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, November 1, 1994: US05360436 (60 worldwide citation)

A variable rate implantable pacemaker responsive to patient exercise senses and distinguishes between distinct and different types of physical activity by the patient, and is programmed to respond by generating different response functions to control the pacing rate according to the specific type of ...


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Lawrence J Stotts, Eckhard Alt: Cardioverter/defibrillator shock timing function. Intermedics, Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers P C, August 13, 1996: US05545182 (59 worldwide citation)

An implantable automatic cardioverter/defibrillator device for a cardiac patient is automatically responsive to sensing of electrical cardiac activity of the heart of a patient in which the device is implanted for detection and treatment of fibrillation. A prescribed electrical shock waveform regime ...


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Eckhard Alt: Ventilation controlled rate responsive cardiac pacemaker. Laurence R Brown, Alfred J Mangels, April 24, 1990: US04919136 (58 worldwide citation)

The rate of pacing pulses in a rate responsive pacemaker is controlled from data representing respiration characteristics in a patient detected by intracardiac impedance measurements for more reliable control. These measurements give more reliable data for the critical pacing pulse rate control then ...


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Torsten Scheuermann, Eckhard Alt: Primarily niobium stent. Inflow Dynamics, Fish & Richardson P C, September 5, 2006: US07101391 (54 worldwide citation)

In a process of fabricating a stent composed primarily of niobium alloyed with a trace amount of zirconium, tantalum, or titanium for hardening, the stent is annealed under vacuum in a substantially oxygen-free environment. The vacuum is preferably maintained at pressure less than 10−4 millibars, ox ...


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John Garcia, Eckhard Alt, Lawrence J Stotts: Cardiac pacemaker with universal coating. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, January 2, 1996: US05480416 (52 worldwide citation)

A pulse generator for a cardiac pacemaker is adapted to be implanted beneath the skin and adjacent the musculus with either of its two sides facing the musculus and its other side facing outwardly of the patient's body, at the option of the implanting surgeon, according to the desired orientation of ...


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Eckhard Alt: Tubular stent with oval struts. Inflow Dynamics, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, December 26, 2006: US07153322 (50 worldwide citation)

A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen. The stent constitutes a scaffold formed from a single open-ended tube having a multiplicity of through-holes in its wall. The through-holes are defined by a plurality of struts that ...


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Eckhard Alt: Device and method for automatically adjusting tachycardia recognition criteria based on detected parameter. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, December 6, 1994: US05370667 (49 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical interventional device delivers electrical therapies to the heart of the implant patient to treat pathological tachycardia. A first sensor of the device generates a signal indicative of the patient's ECG, and a second sensor in the form of an activity sensor such as an accelero ...


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Eckhard Alt: Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Richardson P C, May 11, 2010: US07713297 (48 worldwide citation)

A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted to be implanted in a vessel, duct or tract of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the site of the implant. The sidewall of the open-ended tubular structure of the stent is a base layer of a metal biologically compatible with blood and tissue of the hu ...


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Eckhard Alt: Rate adaptive cardiac pacemaker responsive to patient activity and temperature. Intermedics, Leitner Greene & Christensen, November 8, 1988: US04782836 (45 worldwide citation)

A stimulus generator for a stimulation rate-adaptive cardiac pacemaker has a detector for sensing a first physiological parameter in the pacemaker patient, selected on the basis that heart rate is a function of that parameter, such as central venous blood temperature, and another detector for sensin ...


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Eckhard Alt: Cardiac pacing method and apparatus responsive to multiple activity types. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, September 5, 1995: US05447524 (45 worldwide citation)

A variable rate implantable pacemaker responsive to patient exercise senses and distinguishes between distinct and different types of physical activity by the patient, and is programmed to respond by generating different response functions to control the pacing rate according to the specific type of ...