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Somakumar R
Adnan Kutubuddin Bohori, Somakumar Ramachandrapanicker, Suma Memana Narayana Bhat: System and method for contactless power transfer in implantable devices. General Electric Company, Ann M Agosti, September 30, 2014: US08849402

A system and method for contactless power transfer in implantable devices for charging rechargeable batteries disposed within the implantable devices are provided. The system includes a first coil electrically couplable to a power source, wherein the first coil is configured to produce a magnetic fi ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Carla M Mann: System of implantable devices for monitoring and/or affecting body parameters. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and Advanced Bionics, Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, March 27, 2001: US06208894 (986 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and/or affecting parameters of a patient's body and more particularly to such a system comprised of a system control unit (SCU) and one or more other devices, preferably battery-powered, implanted in the patient's body, i.e., within the envelope defined by the patie ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Daniel H Villegas, David Y Choy, Philip T Weiss, Paul M Meadows: Ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, October 26, 2004: US06810290 (763 worldwide citation)

A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and pr ...


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Timothy J Starkweather, Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Philip T Weiss, David J Marsh: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method having telemetry modifiable control software. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, February 17, 2004: US06694191 (747 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and handheld communication device wherein the implantable device is capable of operating under control of different software programs, wherein a first program operates after resetting the implantable device and is not capable of providing significant ...


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Sergiu Silvian: High speed digital telemetry system for implantable device. Siemens Pacesetter, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, Leslie S Miller, July 31, 1990: US04944299 (648 worldwide citation)

A high speed digital telemetry system (10) includes a transmitter (12) and a receiver (14), at least one of which is adapted for use in an implantable device. The transmitter includes a data encoder (14), modulator (16), transmitting coil (20), and transmitting coil drive circuit (18). The data enco ...


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Michael D Lesh: Device and method for forming a circumferential conduction block in a pulmonary vein. The Regents of the University of California, James C Peacock III, John P O Banion, January 11, 2000: US06012457 (641 worldwide citation)

This is a method for treating a patient diagnosed with atrial arrhythmia by forming a circumferential conduction block along a circumferential path of tissue in a pulmonary vein wall that circumscribes the pulmonary vein lumen and transects the electrical conductivity of the pulmonary vein such that ...


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Sam W Bowman IV, Ronald J Lebel, Daniel H Villegas, John C Gord: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using telemetry system with predefined reception listening periods. Medtronic MiniMed, Foley & Lardner, July 30, 2002: US06427088 (634 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and an external device communicate with one another via telemetry messages that are receivable only during windows or listening periods. Each listening period is open for a prescribed period of time and is spaced from successive listening periods by a ...


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Shunro Tachibana, Uichi Shibata: Endermic application kits for external medicines. Shunro Tachibana, Meiji Seika Kaisha, Jordan and Hamburg, September 4, 1990: US04953565 (600 worldwide citation)

An endermic application kit for external medicines comprises a container for retaining liquid containing drug, a device for supplying the liquid containing drug into the container, a drug permeable layer attached to the container to cover a bottom opening of the container, and an ultrasonic oscillat ...


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Gerald E Loeb, Frances J R Richmond: Implantable microstimulator and systems employing the same. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, April 18, 2000: US06051017 (588 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable microstimulators covered with a biocompatible polymeric coating in order to provide increased strength to the capsule thereof and to capture fragments of the microstimulator should it become mechanically disrupted and to make the microstimulator safer and easier to handle are pr ...


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Hermann D Funke: Body bus medical device communication system. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, January 29, 1991: US04987897 (570 worldwide citation)

A system intended for being at least partly implanted into a living body and comprising at least two modules or devices which are interconnected by a communication transmission channel, at least one of said modules being provided with transmitting and receiving means for a bidirectional exchange of ...