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Medtronic, Inc. Patents
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Medtronic, Inc.
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Minneapolis, MN
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE42934 World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices November 15, 2011
A system for communicating with a medical device implanted in an ambulatory patient and for locating the patient in order to selectively monitor device function, alter device operating parameters and modes and provide emergency assistance to and communications with a patient. The imp
RE42682 RF coupled, implantable medical device with rechargeable back-up power source September 6, 2011
The implantable, electrically operated medical device system comprises an implanted radio frequency (RF) receiving unit (receiver) incorporating a back-up rechargeable power supply and an implanted, electrically operated device, and an external RF transmitting unit (transmitter). RF ener
RE42395 Valve holder for tricuspid heart valve May 24, 2011
A holding device for a tricuspid prosthetic tissue heart valve which permits the commissure support struts to be drawn toward one another by increasing the tension on the threads which attach the holder to the valve. The resulting tapered valve configuration facilitates valve inserti
RE38705 Method and device for electronically controlling the beating of a heart using venous electrical February 22, 2005
An electro-stimulation device includes a pair of electrodes for connection to at least one location in the body that affects or regulates the heartbeat. The electro-stimulation device both electrically arrests the heartbeat and stimulates the heartbeat. A pair of electrodes are provided
RE38654 Method and device for electronically controlling the beating of a heart November 23, 2004
An electro-stimulation device includes a pair of electrodes for connection to at least one location in the body that affects or regulates the heartbeat. The electro-stimulation device both electrically arrests the heartbeat and stimulates the heartbeat. A pair of electrodes are provided
RE37480 Cardiac pacer which compensates for effects of abrupt changes in heart rate December 25, 2001
Clinical studies of heart patients have demonstrated that ventricular tachyarrhythmia often is preceded by a foreshortened cardiac cycle length followed by a relatively long compensatory pause, thus producing in an abrupt short-to-long cycle length change. An implantable apparatus for
RE37454 Cardiac pacemaker with hystersis behavior November 27, 2001
A pacemaker having a hysteresis feature which permits intrinsic heart activity, controlled by the sinus node to resume optimally after pacing. The pacemaker has a programmable lower rate and upper rate, a programmable lower hysteresis rate (LRH) corresponding to a lower rate hysteresis
RE36765 Method and apparatus for synchronization of atrial defibrillation pulses July 4, 2000
A method and apparatus for detecting and treating atrial fibrillation. In response to detecting atrial fibrillation, the device derives an escape interval based on one or more preceding intervals between ventricular depolarizations. The escape interval is initiated in response to a v
RE35459 Aortic root cannula February 18, 1997
A cannula assembly including a tube cannula and a hollow introducer needle. At the proximal end of the cannula are three fittings: first, a first luer fitting affixed to the proximal end of the tube cannula; second, a luer fitting removably attached to the first luer fitting, this second
RE32378 Output pulse artifact rejection in demand pacemakers and sensing circuits employed in conjunctio March 24, 1987
An atrial-ventricular demand pacemaker having improved atrial pulse artifact rejection includes a blanking circuit (30, 100) connected in the signal path from the ventricular output terminal (17) to the sensing amplifier (21) to blank the signal during an atrial pulse. A holding circ
RE32361 Implantable telemetry transmission system for analog and digital data February 24, 1987
An improved telemetry transmission system for transmitting electrocardiographic information, indications of the occurrence of the pacing pulse and for transmitting digitially encoded information from an implanted pacemaker, an implanted drug dispensing device, or other implanted devi
RE32227 "J" Stylet wire August 19, 1986
A body implantable lead having a two-piece stylet. An inner solid portion of the stylet enables a shape to be imparted to the stylet to allow proper maneuvering of the lead during implant. A second portion of the stylet is slideably located coaxially about the first portion. The second p
RE32091 Neuromuscular stimulator March 11, 1986
A dual channel neuromuscular stimulator. Pulses developed by a pulse generator are transmitted alternately on both channels to involuntarily contract muscles. The stimulator has variable on/off cycling capability to provide flexibility in meeting the stimulation needs of patients and has
RE30387 Automatic cardioverting circuit August 26, 1980
Pulse generating apparatus which provides electrical heart-stimulating pulses only in the absence of normal heart activity. If the patient's heart has developed a life threatening arrhythmic condition the inventive apparatus automatically applies an electrical shock to the heart having
RE30372 Automatic cardioverting circuit August 19, 1980
Pulse generating apparatus which provides electrical heart-stimulating pulses only in the absence of normal heart activity. If the patient's heart has developed a life threatening arrhythmic condition the inventive apparatus automatically applies an electrical shock to the heart having
H71 Apparatus and method for indication of iontophoretic drug dispenser operability May 6, 1986
An iontrophoretic medical device has a first light of controlled brightness. Iontophoretic contact with skin is measured by current flow and a second light is illuminated in proportion to current flow. Generally, equivalent brightness of the two lights indicates successful iontophore
H516 Iontophortetic device September 6, 1988
An improved iontophoretic device for introducing an ionic substance into body tissue. A compact casing contains all the electronic circuitry necessary for generation and control of an iontrophoretic current. Stainless steel electrode plates are mounted directly on the casing and are
H356 Epicardial lead having low threshold, low polarization myocardial electrode November 3, 1987
An epicardial pacing lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to and the sensing of electrical signals from the myocardium of a human heart. The lead includes an electrode which penetrates the myocardium and serves to anchor the lead to the heart. The lead contains a drug for delivery
H1905 Mechanism for adjusting the exposed surface area and position of an electrode along a lead body October 3, 2000
An endocardial pacing and/or cardioversion/defibrillation lead having a plurality of electrodes and a mechanism for adjusting the exposed surface area of one or more electrode and/or the position and/or angular orientation of an electrode along a lead body. A fixed exposed, flexible,
H150 Accessory module for implantable fluid dispensing device November 4, 1986
An implantable fluid dispensing device has an accessory housing set into the biocompatible shape of its device canister. A shelf is set into the canister to accept the accessory housing which contains a filter, an externally accessible infusion septum, or other accessory. The function of
H1465 Implantable lead infection barrier July 4, 1995
A sleeve or collar for preventing the migration of infection along the length of an implanted lead. The sleeve or collar is given anti-microbial properties, as by embedding therein or coating with anti-microbial substance. At the time that a changeable portion of an implantable device
H1347 Audio feedback for implantable medical device instruments August 2, 1994
A method and apparatus for interpreting and displaying the status and diagnostic data of, and/or programming an implantable medical device is disclosed. The apparatus includes a microprocessor with multiple executable programs; data entry means, such as a keyboard or light pen; a dis
H1114 Fiber-optic oxygen saturation/hematocrit sensor December 1, 1992
A two fiber reflectance oximeter and hematocrit detector and a method of use are disclosed. The tips of the optical fibers employed are beveled at an angle optimized to minimize internal reflections, allowing the use of the fibers to simultaneously perform transmitting and receiving func
D608445 Medical device slitter January 19, 2010
D608003 Medical device slitter January 12, 2010
D582038 Transurethral needle ablation device December 2, 2008
D576280 Medical device slitter September 2, 2008
D576279 Medical device slitter September 2, 2008
D560280 Multiple therapy delivery platform device January 22, 2008
D551769 Multiple therapy delivery platform device September 25, 2007
D484246 Programmer for a therapeutic medical device December 23, 2003
D479877 Programmer for a therapeutic medical device September 23, 2003
D474543 Programmer for a therapeutic medical device May 13, 2003
D461560 Implantable therapeutic substance delivery device August 13, 2002
D459814 Programmer for a therapeutic medical device July 2, 2002
D438204 Programmer for use with implantable medical device February 27, 2001
D370731 Electrocautery handle June 11, 1996
D369857 Balloon for a catheter May 14, 1996
D360035 Fluid flow transducer July 4, 1995
D359803 Programmer for a body implantable tissue stimulator June 27, 1995
D358583 Portable computer with an articulating display panel May 23, 1995
D345910 Storage container for a heart valve April 12, 1994
D345419 Guide catheter torque handle March 22, 1994
D338731 Implantable medical housing August 24, 1993
D338071 Fiber-optic cuvette August 3, 1993
D337829 Fiber-optic cuvette July 27, 1993
D337820 Implantable medical housing July 27, 1993
D330078 Balloon catheter inflator October 6, 1992
D325437 Contrast injector April 14, 1992
D282968 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator or similar article March 11, 1986

 
 
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