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Tom D Bennett, William J Combs, Kallok Michael J, Brian B Lee, Rahul Mehra, George J Klein: Subcutaneous multi-electrode sensing system, method and pacer. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, July 26, 1994: US05331966 (887 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an enhanced capability of detecting and gathering electrical cardiac signals via an array of relatively closely spaced subcutaneous electrodes (located on the body of an implanted device) which may be employed with suitable switching circuits, signal processors, ...


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Tom D Bennett, Russell L Lundstrom Jr, Paul M Stein: Post-extrasystolic potentiation stimulation with physiologic sensor feedback. Medtronic, Dwight N Holmbo, Harold R Patton, May 25, 1993: US05213098 (320 worldwide citation)

A post-extrasystolic potentiation (PESP) cardiac pacing energy stimulator for applying paired and/or triggered pacing stimulation pulses to the right atrium and/or ventricle incorporating one or more sensors, such as a venous oxygen saturation, ventricular, atrial, or arterial blood pressure, or int ...


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Lawrence J Mulligan, D Curtis Deno, Tom D Bennett, David A Igel, Michael R S Hill: Implantable medical device for monitoring congestive heart failure. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, August 20, 2002: US06438408 (238 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator and monitor measures a group of heart failure parameters indicative of the state of heart failure employing EGM signals, measures of blood pressure including absolute pressure P, developed pressure (DP=systolic P−diastolic P), and/or dP/dt, and measures of heart cham ...


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D Curtis Deno, Lawrence J Mulligan, Tom D Bennett, David A Igel, Michael R S Hill, Richard J Shaw: Implantable medical device for treating cardiac mechanical dysfunction by electrical stimulation. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Paul H McDowall, Girma Wolde Michael, May 18, 2004: US06738667 (123 worldwide citation)

An implantable stimulator and monitor measures a group of heart failure parameters indicative of the state of heart failure employing EGM signals, measures of blood pressure including absolute pressure P, developed pressure (DP=systolic P−diastolic P), and/or dP/dt, and measures of heart cham ...


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H Toby Markowitz, Tom D Bennett: Dual chamber pacing system and method with optimized adjustment of the AV escape interval for treating cardiomyopathy. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, May 7, 1996: US05514163 (116 worldwide citation)

A dual chamber pacemaker system and method are provided for HOCM and like pacing therapy, with the feature of searching or scanning values of AV escape interval to define an optimized value at about the longest AV escape interval value consistent with full capture in response to a delivered ventricu ...


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Mark K Erickson, Tom D Bennett: Apparatus for discrimination of stable and unstable ventricular tachycardia and for treatment thereof. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, January 5, 1993: US05176137 (91 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for discriminating between stable and unstable ventricular tachycardias based on a measurement of oxygen saturation. Reference values for average oxygen saturation level and of the pulsatile characteristic of the oxygen saturation level are taken while a patient is in a restin ...


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Paul M Stein, Tom D Bennett, Terrell M Williams: Respiratory muscle electromyographic rate responsive pacemaker. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, September 1, 1998: US05800470 (74 worldwide citation)

A physiologic rate responsive pacer which alters the pacer's escape interval in response to the patient's respiratory minute ventilation derived from the electromyogram of selected respiratory muscle groups. The directly detected electromyogram (EMG) signal is amplified and band passed filtered, pro ...


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Robert T Taepke II, Jonathan P Roberts, Tom D Bennett, Robert C Beck, Richard J Shaw, D Curtis Deno: Universal interface for implantable medical device data management. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Daniel G Chapik, November 18, 2003: US06650939 (70 worldwide citation)

Medical device data is transferred using a universal adaptor between an implanted medical device and hospital monitoring systems. The universal adaptor is an interface compatible with various built-in hospital monitoring network comprised of equipment from a variety of manufacturers. The universal a ...


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Paul M Stein, Tom D Bennett, Terrell M Williams: Method for implanting electromyographic sensing electrodes. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, June 11, 1996: US05524632 (62 worldwide citation)

A physiologic rate responsive pacer which alters the pacer's escape interval in response to the patient's respiratory minute ventilation derived from the electromyogram of selected respiratory muscle groups. The directly detected electromyogram (EMG) signal is amplified and band passed filtered, pro ...


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Lucy M Nichols, Glenn M Roline, Tom D Bennett, David L Thompson: Automatic sensitivity adjust for cardiac pacemakers. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, December 20, 1994: US05374282 (50 worldwide citation)

A pacemaker capable of automatically adjusting the sensitivity of its sense amplifier to electrical cardiac signals is disclosed. In one embodiment, a pacemaker having a pressure sensor disposed on the distal end of its pacing/sensing lead counts the number of pressure events and electrical events w ...