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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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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 ...


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Yong Kyun Cho, Ron Kalin, James D Reinke: Alternative sensing method for implantable medical device in magnetic resonance imaging device. Medtronic, May 1, 2003: US20030083570-A1

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: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Medtronic, May 1, 2003: US20030083726-A1

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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Michael B Terry, James D Reinke, Ron Kalin: Method and apparatus for detecting static magnetic fields. Medtronic, July 31, 2003: US20030144704-A1

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 ...


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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, July 31, 2003: US20030144716-A1

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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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, July 31, 2003: US20030140931-A1

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 ...