US Patent No: 8,170,680

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Implantable multi-length RF antenna

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A system and method for wirelessly transferring information electromagnetically at a specified first operating frequency range in a first medium and at a specified second operating frequency range in a second medium using an implantable multi-length antenna. The implantable multi-length antenna can be configured to appear electrically as a first electrical length in the first medium and as a different second electrical length in the second medium. In other examples, the first operating frequency range can be specified using the first electrical length and the second operating frequency range can be specified using the second electrical length.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.ST PAUL, MN2809

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ameri, Masoud Independence, MN 48 297

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (18)
6,505,072 Implantable electronic stimulator having isolation transformer input to telemetry circuits 47 2000
6,574,510 Telemetry apparatus and method for an implantable medical device 155 2000
6,708,065 Antenna for an implantable medical device 78 2001
6,456,256 Circumferential antenna for an implantable medical device 123 2001
2003/0114,897 Implantable medical device with two or more telemetry systems 169 2001
6,614,406 Circumferential antenna for an implantable medical device 82 2002
7,072,718 Antenna systems for implantable medical device telemetry 89 2002
6,809,701 Circumferential antenna for an implantable medical device 75 2003
7,313,441 Split-can dipole antenna for an implantable medical device 23 2003
* 2005/0134,520 Radio frequency antenna in a header of an implantable medical device 26 2003
7,483,752 Antenna for an implantable medical device 18 2004
2004/0176,811 Antenna for an implantable medical device 50 2004
* 7,047,076 Inverted-F antenna configuration for an implantable medical device 58 2004
2007/0288,065 SYSTEMS FOR ENABLING TELEMETRY IN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 10 2006
2007/0288,066 MULTI-ANTENNA FOR AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 19 2006
2009/0192,574 ANTENNA FOR AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 10 2009
2009/0228,074 DETACHABLE HELICAL ANTENNA FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 6 2009
2009/0228,075 LOADED RF ANTENNA FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 4 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (17)
5,861,019 Implantable medical device microstrip telemetry antenna 380 1997
6,009,350 Implant device telemetry antenna 96 1998
6,205,358 Method of making ultrasonically welded, staked of swaged components in an implantable medical device 62 1998
6,167,312 Telemetry system for implantable medical devices 83 1999
6,169,925 Telemetry system for implantable medical devices 144 1999
6,868,288 Implanted medical device telemetry using integrated thin film bulk acoustic resonator filtering 86 2001
7,016,733 Telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device 17 2003
7,317,946 Telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device 25 2004
7,289,855 Implantable medical device package antenna 53 2004
2005/0203,584 Telemetry antenna for an implantable medical device 29 2005
2006/0247,711 Telemetry antennas for implantable medical devices 17 2005
7,363,087 Compact conformal antenna for a medical telemetry system 22 2005
7,319,901 Optional telemetry antenna for implantable medical devices 16 2005
2007/0119,741 Medical device packaging system 6 2005
2007/0179,554 Method and apparatus for minimizing EMI coupling in a feedthrough array having at least one unfiltered feedthrough 27 2006
7,309,262 Connector assembly for an implantable medical device and process for making 15 2007
2008/0021,522 TELEMETRY ANTENNAS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 19 2007
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (3)
7,149,578 Implantable medical device with slotted housing serving as an antenna 12 2003
2008/0039,898 Implantable medical device 11 2004
2005/0222,633 Implantable medical device with slot antenna formed therein 9 2005
 
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (2)
6,804,561 Antenna for miniature implanted medical device 55 2001
2007/0260,294 ANTENNA ON CERAMIC CASE 14 2006
 
BIOSENSE (1)
2003/0018,246 Guidance of invasive medical procedures using implantable tags 12 2002
 
HI-TRONICS DESIGN, INC. (1)
2005/0113,886 Implantable medical system with long range telemetry 64 2004
 
INNOVATIVE CARDIAC SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,246,438 Method of radiofrequency ablation 281 1992
 
POHANG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION (1)
2007/0142,829 In-vivo interstitial antennas 24 2005
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
5,258,765 Rod-shaped multi-band antenna 24 1992
 
SKYCROSS, INC. (1)
2007/0222,697 Methods and Apparatuses for Adaptively Controlling Antenna Parameters to Enhance Efficiency and Maintain Antenna Size Compactness 40 2007
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
2001/0034,543 Ultrasonically welded, staked or swaged components in an implantable medical device 18 2001
2006/0224,206 Optional telemetry antenna for implantable medical devices 13 2005
2006/0287,693 Implanted telephone system 2 2006
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (2)
8,588,924 Loaded RF antenna for implantable device 0 2009
8,615,305 Implantable medical device with antenna 0 2010
 
NYXOAH SA (1)
8,903,515 Implant sleep apnea treatment device including an antenna 0 2013
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