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1. US20130018438 - Far field radiative powering of implantable medical therapy delivery devices

Office United States of America
Application Number 13433907
Application Date 29.03.2012
Publication Number 20130018438
Publication Date 17.01.2013
Grant Number 09492678
Grant Date 15.11.2016
Publication Kind B2
IPC
A61N 1/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
40Applying electric fields by inductive or capacitive coupling
A61N 1/378
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
36for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
372Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
378Electrical supply
CPC
A61N 1/40
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
40Applying electric fields by inductive or capacitive coupling
A61N 1/3787
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
NELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32alternating or intermittent currents
36for stimulation
372Arrangements in connection with the implantation of stimulators
378Electrical supply
3787from an external energy source
Applicants Eric Y. Chow
CYBERONICS, INC.
Inventors Eric Y. Chow
Agents Foley & Lardner LLP
Title
(EN) Far field radiative powering of implantable medical therapy delivery devices
Abstract
(EN)

A particular implantable device may include an antenna configured to receive a far field radiative signal. The implantable device may also include a voltage rectifier configured to rectify the far field radiative signal received by the antenna to provide a rectified voltage signal. The implantable device may further include a charge storage element operative to receive the rectified voltage signal and to store charge responsive to the rectified voltage signal. The implantable device may also include a therapy delivery unit powered by the charge storage element. The therapy delivery unit is operative to deliver a therapy to a patient.