US Patent No: 6,738,671

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Externally worn transceiver for use with an implantable medical device

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An implantable medical device system that includes an implantable medical device, along with a transceiver device that exchanges data with the patient, between the patient and the implantable medical device, and between a remote location and the implantable medical device. A communication device coupled to the transceiver device exchanges data with the transceiver device, the implantable medical device through the receiver device, and between the transceiver device and the remote location to enable bi-directional data transfer between the patient, the implantable medical device, the transceiver device, and the remote location. A converter unit converts transmission of the data from a first telemetry format to a second telemetry format, and a user interface enables information to be exchanged between the transceiver device and the patient, between the implantable medical device and the patient through the transceiver device, and between the patient and the remote location through the transceiver device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5233

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Christophersom, Mark A Shoreview, MN 1 242
Donders, Adrianus P Founex, CH 30 2555
Miesel, Keith A St. Paul, MN 116 7051
Twetan, Len D Excelsior, MN 14 711

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