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Chester G Nelson, Charles Stomberg, Jean Ringold, Ronald Alan Stauffer, James David Webb, Michael T Lee, Kurt R Linberg: Information network interrogation of an implanted device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, November 12, 2002: US06480745 (278 worldwide citation)

A communication system is provided which permits of communication between an deployed implantable medical device (IMD) and a computing resource capable of storing and distributing patient and device data. A deployed IMD may be polled by a network interface external to the host patient, and data may ...


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Michael T Lee, Daniel K Vinup, Steven M Goetz: Neurostimulation therapy usage diagnostics. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, March 17, 2009: US07505815 (147 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may ...


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Michael T Lee, Steven M Goetz, Nathan A Torgerson: Identifying combinations of electrodes for neurostimulation therapy. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, December 9, 2008: US07463928 (138 worldwide citation)

A programmer allows a clinician to identify combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The programmer executes an electrode combination search algorithm to select combinat ...


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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 (131 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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Michael T Lee, Daniel K Vinup, Steven M Goetz: Library for management of neurostimulation therapy programs. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, June 16, 2009: US07548786 (126 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may ...


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Michael T Lee, Daniel K Vinup, Steven M Goetz: Management of neurostimulation therapy using parameter sets. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, February 10, 2009: US07489970 (118 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may ...


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Michael T Lee, Steven M Goetz, Nathan A Torgerson: Generation of therapy programs and program groups. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, November 2, 2010: US07826901 (86 worldwide citation)

A programmer allows a clinician to identify desirable combinations of electrodes from within an electrode set implanted in a patient that enable delivery of desirable neurostimulation therapy by an implantable medical device. The clinician may create neurostimulation therapy programs that include id ...


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Steven M Goetz, Nathan A Torgerson, Michael T Lee: Distributed lead functionality testing. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, November 24, 2009: US07623919 (75 worldwide citation)

Techniques for performing lead functionality tests, e.g., lead impedance tests, for implantable electrical leads are described. In some of the described embodiments, an implantable medical device determines whether a patient is in a target activity state, e.g., an activity state in which lead impeda ...


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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, June 7, 2011: US07957814 (44 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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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, July 5, 2011: US07974703 (20 worldwide citation)

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 of the first electrode combin ...