Implantable medical device with dual-use communication module

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PATENT NO 10561850
APP PUB NO 20180056080A1
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15804361

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An implantable medical device comprises a communication module that comprises at least one of a receiver module and a transmitter module. The receiver module is configured to both receive from an antenna and demodulate an RF telemetry signal, and receive from a plurality of electrodes and demodulate a tissue conduction communication (TCC) signal. The transmitter module is configured to modulate and transmit both an RF telemetry signal via the antenna and a TCC signal via the plurality of electrodes. The RF telemetry signal and the TCC signal are both within a predetermined band for RF telemetry communication. In some examples, the IMD comprises a switching module configured to selectively couple one of the plurality of electrodes and the antenna to the receiver module or transmitter module.

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MEDTRONIC INC710 MEDTRONIC PARKWAY NE MINNEAPOLIS MN 55432

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ballis, Joseph Shoreview, US 3 81
Carney, James K Roseville, US 79 2354
Cinbis, Can Salt Lake City, US 73 2511
Peichel, David J Minneapolis, US 36 1258
Reinke, James D Maple Grove, US 108 3904

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