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1. (WO2013158238) SENSING TEMPERATURE WITHIN MEDICAL DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/158238    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/029873
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G01K 11/20
A61N 1/378
G01J 5/04
Applicants: MEDTRONIC, INC.
Inventors: CONG, Peng
GADDAM, Venkat R.
OLSON, David P.
SCOTT, Erik R.
SMITH, Todd V.
Title: SENSING TEMPERATURE WITHIN MEDICAL DEVICES
Abstract:
Devices, systems, and techniques for monitoring the temperature of a device used to charge a rechargeable power source are disclosed. Implantable medical devices may include a rechargeable power source that can be transcutaneously charged. The temperature of an external charging device and/or an implantable medical device may be monitored to control the temperature exposure to patient tissue. In one example, a temperature sensor may sense a temperature of a portion of a device, wherein the portion is non-thermally coupled to the temperature sensor. A processor may then control charging of the rechargeable power source based on the sensed temperature.