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Kenneth T Heruth, Scott Ward: Permanently implantable guiding catheter. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, February 3, 1998: US05713858 (225 worldwide citation)

A permanently implantable guiding catheter for facilitating access to a body tissue site in a patient. The guiding catheter has a substantially hollow cylindrical configuration, and has a port assembly including a self-sealable septum disposed on its proximal end. The guiding catheter is made of a b ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting activity information to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, January 23, 2007: US07167743 (170 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. The medical device or another device may periodically determine an activity level of the patient, and associate each determined activity level with a current therapy parameter set. A value of at least one activity metric is determined for each of a p ...


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Steven M Goetz, Andrew H Houchins, Jeffrey T Keacher, Gary W King, Kenneth T Heruth, Roy L Testerman, Michael T Lee, Nathan A Torgerson, Joseph J Nolan: Shifting between electrode combinations in electrical stimulation device. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, April 14, 2009: US07519431 (124 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to techniques for shifting between two electrode combinations. An amplitude of a first electrode combination is incrementally decreased while an amplitude of a second, or subsequent, electrode combination is concurrently incrementally increased. Alternatively, an amplitude ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting activity information to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, July 1, 2008: US07395113 (120 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. The medical device may periodically determine an activity level of the patient, and associate each determined activity level with a current therapy parameter set. A value of at least one activity metric is determined for each of a plurality of therap ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting posture information to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, November 4, 2008: US07447545 (119 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. Posture events are identified, e.g., a posture of the patient is periodically determined and/or posture transitions by the patient are identified, and each determined posture event is associated with a current therapy parameter set. A value of at lea ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Controlling therapy based on sleep quality. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, April 29, 2008: US07366572 (115 worldwide citation)

A medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD), determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep, and controls delivery of a therapy based on the sleep quality metric values. For example, the medical device may compare a sleep quality metric val ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting posture information to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 12, 2008: US07330760 (114 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivers a therapy to a patient. The medical device may identify posture events, e.g., periodically determine a posture of the patient and/or identify posture transitions by the patient, and associate each determined posture event with a current therapy parameter set. A value of at ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting sleep quality information via a medical device. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, May 18, 2010: US07717848 (112 worldwide citation)

At least one of a medical device, such as an implantable medical device, and a programming device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep. Sleep efficiency, sleep latency, and time spent in deeper sleep states are example sleep quality metrics for whi ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Mark S Lent, Ruchika Singhal, Michael J Schendel, Gary W King: Regional therapies for treatment of pain. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, October 12, 2010: US07813803 (110 worldwide citation)

Enhanced therapies for treating pain are described. The therapies include subcutaneous stimulation of tissue in proximity to a source of pain at low frequencies (less than about 20 Hz) and high frequencies (greater than about 50 Hz). The subcutaneous stimulation may be applied in proximity to a stru ...


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Kenneth T Heruth, Keith A Miesel: Collecting activity and sleep quality information via a medical device. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 17, 2009: US07491181 (100 worldwide citation)

A device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD) or a programming device, determines when a patient is attempting to sleep. When the device determines that the patient is attempting to sleep, the device determines values for one or more metrics that indicate the quality of a patient's sleep bas ...



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