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Inventor:
Mann; Brian M.
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Beverly Hills, CA
No. of patents:
29
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7402899 Hermetically sealable silicon system and method of making same July 22, 2008
A device and method for hermetically sealing a medical device is provided. In one aspect, a silicon device is coupled to a sensor, such as a pressure transducer, which benefits from having direct contact with its environment, which in many cases, is the human body. Thus, a method to
7233827 Implantable cardiac stimulation device with automatic evoked response sensing electrode configur June 19, 2007
An implantable cardiac stimulation device applies pacing stimulation pulses to a heart and senses evoked responses to the pacing stimulation pulses. A pulse generator applies the stimulation pacing pulses to the heart in accordance with a pacing configuration. A sensor control selects
6842643 Method and apparatus for resetting programming parameters within an implantable medical device January 11, 2005
An external programmer is provided with the capability of automatically resetting the programming state of an implantable medical device to a previous programming state. To this end, the pacemaker maintains parameters representative of current and past programming states. In response
6687544 System and method for determining safety alert conditions for implantable medical devices February 3, 2004
A system and method for identifying and displaying safety alert advisories. The system of the present invention automatically performs a comparison of identification data with a safety alert advisory. The system stores identification data in a plurality of dedicated fields. Each of the
6618622 Method and apparatus of determining atrial capture threshold while avoiding pacemaker mediated t September 9, 2003
A pacemaker programmer and diagnostic system retrieves information stored within a pacemaker and analyzes the retrieved data in real time. The stored information can be retrieved by means of a telemetry communication link. The pacemaker automatically lengthens an AV delay. The pacemaker
6584354 Implantable stimulation device and method for determining atrial autocapture using PVC response June 24, 2003
A pacemaker programmer and diagnostic system retrieves information stored within a pacemaker and analyzes the retrieved data in real time. The stored information can be retrieved by means of a telemetry communication link. The pacemaker automatically lengthens a post-ventricular atrial
5788717 Atrial rate determination and atrial tachycardia detection in a dual-chamber implantable pacemak August 4, 1998
An implantable pacemaker accurately senses the regular atrial rhythm even though some portions of the atrial rhythm, e.g., every other P-wave, may potentially be masked or hidden within the ventricular absolute refractory period. Such sensing includes unmasking or uncovering any hidden P
5776167 System and method for alleviating the effects of pacemaker crosstalk July 7, 1998
Methods and apparatus are provided for alleviating the effects of crosstalk in an implantable stimulation device. An autoblanking approach is provided whereby the total blanking interval is made up of an absolute blanking interval followed by a retriggerable relative blanking interval. T
5643338 Single-pass A-V lead for pacing with stimulation of right ventricular outflow tract July 1, 1997
A single-pass A-V lead for cardiac pacing comprises a lead body having an atrial electrode and a right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) electrode. Preformed bends in the lead body are configured such that the atrial and RVOT electrodes are biased against walls of the right atrium and the
5573003 Low-power delta modulator for intracardial signal monitoring in a cardiac device November 12, 1996
A low-power delta modulator analog-to-digital converter is provided that is suitable for use in a cardiac stimulating device for monitoring intracardial signals. The delta modulator consumes less power than previously available delta modulators because portions of the delta modulator
5540725 Upper rate response for implantable pacemaker based on atrial lock interval pacing July 30, 1996
Atrial lock interval pacing increases stroke volume and optimizes cardiac output by providing a modified P-wave tracking mode that tracks P-waves up to a maximum instantaneous tracking rate only for short periods of time, to provide a maximum instantaneous ventricular heart rate, yet lim
5514164 DDD pacing response to atrial tachyucardia and retrograde conduction May 7, 1996
An implantable pacemaker operates in a DDD mode and reverts to a modified DDI mode in response to sensing atrial depolarization early in the pacing cycle. The modified DDI mode, when invoked, provides additional atrial kick by generating an atrial stimulation pulse (A-pulse) when there i
5507786 System and method for measuring and storing parametric data pertaining to operating characterist April 16, 1996
A system and method for measuring and storing parametric data pertaining to the operating characteristics of an implantable medical device are provided. The parametric data may include the impedance of a lead that is attached to a patient's heart, and the internal impedance of a battery
5487755 Methods for displaying a sequential series of pacing events January 30, 1996
An implantable pacemaker continuously records pacing events and their respective rates of occurrence in sequence, as they occur, into an Event Record stored in a circular buffer. The circular buffer always contains the most recent events and rates collected. The recording of the pacing
5487754 Method and apparatus for reporting and displaying a sequential series of pacing events January 30, 1996
An implantable pacemaker continuously records pacing events and their respective rates of occurrence in sequence, as they occur, into an Event Record stored in a circular buffer. The circular buffer always contains the most recent events and rates collected. The recording of the pacing
5470342 Adaptive refractory period within implantable cardioverter-defibrillator November 28, 1995
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) adaptively adjusts the refractory period and sensitivity setting of its sensing channel in order to optimally detect depolarization signals indicative of intrinsic cardiac rhythm or tachycardias, or depolarization signals indicative of
5431691 Method and system for recording and displaying a sequential series of pacing events July 11, 1995
An implantable pacemaker continuously records pacing events and their respective rates of occurrence in sequence, as they occur, into an Event Record stored in a circular buffer. The circular buffer always contains the most recent events and rates collected. The recording of the pacing
5423867 Rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic sensor threshold with programmable offset June 13, 1995
A programmable offset is added to an automatically generated baseline reference value to provide a Threshold value used by the rate-responsive sensor processing circuits of an implantable rate-responsive pacemaker to determine the significance of a sensor input signal. The rate-responsiv
5417718 System for maintaining capture in an implantable pulse generator May 23, 1995
An autocapture system within an implantable pulse generator automatically maintains the energy of a stimulation pulse at a level just above that which is needed to effectuate capture. The electrical post-stimulus signal of the heart following delivery of a stimulation pulse is compared t
5383911 Rate-responsive pacemaker having selectable response to arm movement and pedal impacts January 24, 1995
A rate-responsive pacemaker (10) generates stimulation pulses on demand at a rate determined by a sensor indicated rate (SIR) signal. The pacemaker includes, in a preferred embodiment, an activity sensor (26) that generates a raw sensor signal (27) as a function of sensed body motion.
5350410 Autocapture system for implantable pulse generator September 27, 1994
An autocapture system within an implantable pulse generator automatically maintains the energy of a stimulation pulse at a level just above that which is needed to effectuate capture. The electrical post-stimulus signal of the heart following delivery of a stimulation pulse is compared t
5318591 Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator having early charging capability June 7, 1994
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) provides a tiered therapy designed to automatically terminate tachyarrhythmias using the least aggressive therapy possible while reducing the "time-to-therapy." The tiered therapy first applies a first tier of therapy (e.g., antitachyca
5309919 Method and system for recording, reporting, and displaying the distribution of pacing events ove May 10, 1994
A method and system for monitoring the behavior of an implanted pacemaker counts (records) the number of times that a given internal event or state change of the pacemaker occurs, and also determines the rate at which each event or state change thus counted occurs. The event counts and t
5228439 System and method for maintaining proper device operation at battery depletion by self-regulatin July 20, 1993
A system within an implantable stimulation device and a method for limiting the extent to which rate-responsiveness can be utilized during low battery periods. A battery threshold detector is utilized to detect when the battery is below a predetermined threshold. The implantable stimulat
5127402 System and method for maintaining stimulation pulse amplitude at battery depletion by self-regul July 7, 1992
A system within an implantable stimulation device and a method for limiting the extent to which any high power consumption modes, such as a rate response mode, can be utilized during low battery periods. A battery threshold detector is utilized to detect when the battery is below a p
5074308 System and method for recognizing pacemaker-mediated tachycardia December 24, 1991
A pacemaker mediated tachycardia (PMT) is detected by circuitry within an implantable pacemaker. The PMT is detected by first detecting a tachycardia condition that includes a prescribed number of consecutive cardiac cycles having a rate faster than a prescribed rate. Each cardiac cy
5074302 Self-adjusting rate-responsive pacemaker and method thereof December 24, 1991
A self-adjusting rate-responsive pacemaker includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor, all packaged within an implantable case. The pulse generator generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled b
5040535 Average amplitude controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatically adjustable control p August 20, 1991
A device for use as a rate-responsive pacemaker is disclosed in which the pacing interval is controlled by the average amplitude of a raw signal generated by a suitable physiological sensor and processed by an average amplitude converter to generate an output average amplitude signal cou
5040534 Microprocessor controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic rate response threshold adj August 20, 1991
A rate-responsive pacemaker which includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor is disclosed which generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled by a rate control signal which is derived from th










 
 
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