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Brian B Lee, Michael R Kane, Eric J Panken, James D Reinke: System and method for non-invasive determination of optimal orientation of an implantable sensing device. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, December 17, 2002: US06496715 (237 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining the optimal positioning of an implantable system for sensing physiologic signals within a body. According to a one embodiment of the system, electrodes are positioned on an external surface of a body, and an ECG monitoring device is used to measure cardiac signals ...


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Thomas I Ceballos, John E Nicholson, Eric J Panken, James D Reinke, James Strom, Kevin K Tidemand: Surround shroud connector and electrode housings for a subcutaneous electrode array and leadless ECGS. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Paul H McDowall, February 18, 2003: US06522915 (225 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses a subcutaneous electrode array or SEA for use in medical devices. The arrangement provides an enhanced capability for detecting and gathering electrical cardiac signals via the array of relatively closely spaced subcutaneous electrodes. Further, switching circuits, signal pro ...


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Brian B Lee, Eric J Panken, James D Reinke: System and method for deriving a virtual ECG or EGM signal. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, GirmaWolde Michael, January 7, 2003: US06505067 (140 worldwide citation)

A system and method for obtaining a virtual physiologic voltage signal between a first predetermined point in a second selected point in the body is disclosed. At least three electrodes are used to measure two voltage signals S


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Can Cinbis, James D Reinke, Todd M Tanji: Pacing lead impedance monitoring circuit and method. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, April 27, 1999: US05897577 (123 worldwide citation)

A circuit for determining lead impedance during the time a pacing or other stimulating electrical pulse is being delivered measures current and voltage simultaneously to check for open circuits or short circuits based on different thresholds. The detection of a bad lead can force a double pulse to b ...


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Volkert A Zeijlemaker, Ron Kalin, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Yong Kyun Cho, James D Reinke, Laurie D Foerster: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, September 13, 2005: US06944489 (115 worldwide citation)

An electrical lead includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, a first electrode disposed adjacent and joined to the distal end portion of the elongate body. Current flow within the first electrode is limited when a predetermined condition occurs, such as the ge ...


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James D Reinke, Jeffrey D Wilkinson, Ron Kalin, Laurie D Foerster, Volkert A Zeijlemaker: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, January 10, 2006: US06985775 (102 worldwide citation)

An electrical lead end cap includes a body defining a bore therein capable of receiving and retaining an end of an electrical lead and a connector capable of electrically coupling conductors leading to at least two electrodes. A method includes routing an electrical current induced in an electrical ...


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Yong Kyun Cho, Ron Kalin, James D Reinke: Device for sensing cardiac activity in an implantable medical device in the presence of magnetic resonance imaging interference. Medtronic, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, July 11, 2006: US07076283 (92 worldwide citation)

A method is provided, the method comprising detecting a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interference signal and enabling at least one preventive measure to protect an implantable medical device from interference by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interference signal. The method also comprises ...


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Volkert A Zeijlemaker, Ron Kalin, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Yong Kyun Cho, James D Reinke, Laurie D Foerster: Medical implantable system for reducing magnetic resonance effects. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, May 23, 2006: US07050855 (79 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for reducing the potentially harmful effects of electromagnetic waves on an implantable medical device. In one embodiment of the present invention, an implantable medical system comprising a dual threshold magnetic sensor capable of detecting an elevated magnetic ...


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James D Reinke, Robert M Ecker: Implantable medical device communication system. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, March 14, 2006: US07013178 (76 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device communication system communicates information between an implantable medical device and at least one slave device by way of a two-wire bus. Slave devices may include remote sensors and other implantable medical devices. The implantable medical device includes a communic ...


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Michael B Terry, James D Reinke, Ron Kalin: Method and apparatus for detecting static magnetic fields. Medtronic, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, August 30, 2005: US06937906 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for detecting magnetic fields in implantable medical devices. The apparatus includes a sensor adapted to provide at least one signal proportional to at least one vector component of a magnetic field. The apparatus further includes a circuit adapt ...