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Richard D Penn, Keith Alan Miesel, Lee Stylos, Mark A Christopherson, Sudha Nagavarapu, Glenn M Roline: Device and method to measure and communicate body parameters. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, May 4, 2004: US06731976 (494 worldwide citation)

A system and method for measuring and communicating parameters of a brain, tissue, or other organs is disclosed. The system includes a sensor to sense the parameter of interest, an external device where the parameter may be displayed, processed or cause action to be taken, and a communication system ...


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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 (397 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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John G Keimel, Joseph A Ballis, Glenn M Roline: Apparatus for monitoring electrical physiologic signals. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, June 2, 1992: US05117824 (365 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac pacemaker and/or cardioverter/defibrillator employing an R-wave detector which atuomatically adjusts its sensing threshold in response to R-wave amplitude. The R-wave detector produces an output which is used to indicate the occurrence of ventricular contractions, and is used ...


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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 (341 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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Louis E Halperin, Brian B Lee, Glenn M Roline, Anthony J Varrichio: Implantable capacitive absolute pressure and temperature monitor system. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Harold R Patton, July 16, 1996: US05535752 (319 worldwide citation)

A capacitive pressure and temperature sensing system for providing signals representative of the magnitude of body fluid absolute pressure at a selected site and ambient operating conditions, including body temperature, at the site. An implantable lead having a sensor module formed in its distal end ...


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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. ...


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Christine M Blanchette, James W Busacker, David E Dalluge, John J Grevious, Paul B Wyborny, Glenn M Roline, Lucy M Nichols, David L Thompson: Hand shake for implanted medical device telemetry. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, March 8, 1994: US05292343 (143 worldwide citation)

A method of and apparatus for telemetering both 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 d ...


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Glenn M Roline, Lucy M Nichols, Tommy D Bennett, David L Thompson: Automatic cardiac capture restoration and threshold-seeking method and apparatus. Medtronic, Gregory P Gadson, Harold R Patton, June 14, 1994: US05320643 (80 worldwide citation)

An automatic capture restoration and threshold-seeking method and apparatus for use with a cardiac pacemaker derives control signals for restoring cardiac capture from a cardiac pressure sensor. The pressure sensor also provides input control signals for a threshold-seeking apparatus. Both pulse wid ...


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Jonathan P Roberts, Glenn M Roline, Brian B Lee: Circuit and method for implantable dual sensor medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Thomas F Woods, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, December 19, 2000: US06163723 (79 worldwide citation)

An implantable dual transducer apparatus for use with an implantable medical device and control method are disclosed. The dual transducer assembly includes two physiologic sensors coupled to the medical device via a pair of lead conductors. Switching circuitry is controlled by the medical device to ...


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David L Thompson, Glenn M Roline, Richard J Harrington: Digital circuit for control of gradual turn-on of electrical tissue stimulators. Medtronic, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, June 4, 1985: US04520825 (78 worldwide citation)

A circuit for causing the gradual turn-on of electrical tissue stimulation in a digitally controlled stimulator is disclosed. A stimulation pulse counter and a pulses per step memory circuit are connected to a decoder to provide an amplitude incrementing signal after a presettable count of stimulati ...