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Weimin Sun, Gregory J Haubrich, Garry L Dublin: Implantable medical device microstrip telemetry antenna. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Harold R Patton, January 19, 1999: US05861019 (475 worldwide citation)

A microstrip RF telemetry antenna is formed on or within the exterior surface of an implantable medical device housing that is formed either of a conductive metal or of a non-conductive dielectric material. The microstrip antenna is formed of an electrically conductive radiator patch layer that is l ...


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Eduardo H Villaseca, Garry L Dublin: Telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, May 29, 2001: US06240317 (201 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device for delivering a medical therapy or for monitoring physiologic parameters. The device is provided with a hermetic housing containing a transceiver coupled to an antenna located outside the housing by means of a feedthrough, mounted to the housing and coupled to the tran ...


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Eduardo H Villaseca, Garry L Dublin, Steven D Goedeke, Gregory J Haubrich: Telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, Girma Wolde Michael, January 2, 2001: US06169925 (162 worldwide citation)

A device for use in communication with an implantable medical device. The device is provided with a spatial diversity antenna array mounted to a housing and an RF transceiver operating at defined frequency, coupled to the antenna alray. The antenna array comprises two antennas spaced a fraction of t ...


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Bonnie A Dougherty, Garry L Dublin, Gregory J Haubrich: Conditioning of coupled electromagnetic signals on a lead. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, March 14, 2006: US07013180 (141 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for reducing coupled electrical energy resulting from an electromagnetic field. Embodiments of the present invention provide for an elongate body having a proximal end portion, a middle portion, and a distal end portion and at least one coil wound about at least one of the ...


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Len D Twetan, Piotr Przybyszewski, Garry L Dublin, Gregory J Haubrich, Andrina J Hougham, Andrew J Ries, David B Engmark, Gary M Grose: Telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, January 8, 2008: US07317946 (55 worldwide citation)

A telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device includes one or more portions having a non-linear configuration. In some embodiments, the non-linear configuration provides an antenna having a greater antenna length than the linear lengthwise dimension of the antenna structure. In some embodime ...


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Bonnie Dougherty, Garry L Dublin: Coaxial cable antenna for communication with implanted medical devices. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, August 16, 2005: US06930602 (51 worldwide citation)

A coaxial cable antenna for use in an external device, such as a programmer or monitor, to enhance communication between the external device and an implanted medical device (IMD). The coaxial cable antenna provides the external device with polarization diversity. For example, the coaxial cable anten ...


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Garry L Dublin, William D Verhoef, Rodney S Wallace, Len D Twetan, Eugene Kuschnir, Gregory J Haubrich, Piotr J Przybyszewski, Christine G Kronich, Bonnie Dougherty legal representative: Telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, March 21, 2006: US07016733 (38 worldwide citation)

Improved telemetry antennas and methods of fabrication for an implantable medical device (IMD) for use in uplink telemetry (UT) and downlink telemetry (DT) transmissions between the IMD and an external medical device (EMD) are disclosed. A first telemetry antenna element is supported to extend in a ...


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David Nghiem, Joshua K Francis, Paul T Simonette, Garry L Dublin, Randy R Sazenski, Gregory J Haubrich, Timothy C Aarons, Quentin S Denzene, Len D Twetan: Compact conformal antenna for a medical telemetry system. Medtronic, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, April 22, 2008: US07363087 (37 worldwide citation)

A telemetry component according to an embodiment of the invention, such as a programmer or a monitor for an implantable medical device (“IMD”), includes at least one radio frequency (“RF”) antenna that is configured to accommodate far-field telemetry between the telemetry component and the IMD. The ...


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Garry L Dublin, William D Verhoef, Rodney S Wallace: Optional telemetry antenna for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, January 15, 2008: US07319901 (36 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device (“IMD”) configured in accordance with an example embodiment of the invention generally includes a housing, a connector header block coupled to the housing, and an optional telemetry antenna coupled to the header block. The optional antenna assembly is suitably configure ...


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Christopher C Fuller, William D Verhoef, Gregory J Haubrich, Javaid Masoud, George C Rosar, Garry L Dublin, Piotr Przybyszewski: Compact and conformal telemetry antennas for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, December 16, 2008: US07467014 (13 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device (“IMD”) configured in accordance with an example embodiment of the invention generally includes a housing, a connector header block coupled to the housing, a dielectric sheath located around at least a portion of the housing and/or around at least a portion of the heade ...