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1. US20160374124 - IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COUPLING AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND AN EXTERNAL DEVICE

Office United States of America
Application Number 15176755
Application Date 08.06.2016
Publication Number 20160374124
Publication Date 22.12.2016
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04W 76/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
76Connection management
02Connection set-up
H04B 7/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
24for communication between two or more posts
A61N 1/372
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
H04B 5/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
5Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
CPC
H04W 76/021
H04B 5/0031
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
5Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
0025Near field system adaptations
0031for data transfer
H04B 7/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
24for communication between two or more posts
A61N 1/37217
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
37211Means for communicating with stimulators
37217characterised by the communication link, e.g. acoustic or tactile
Applicants Biotronik SE & Co. KG
Inventors Christian GOTHE
Thomas FUSS
Title
(EN) IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COUPLING AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND AN EXTERNAL DEVICE
Abstract
(EN)

Embodiments include an implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a control unit, a permanent memory for a device identifier IID, a memory unit that stores a device identifier EID of an external device, a near-field data communication unit and a far-field data communication unit. The control unit, jointly with the near-field data communication unit, detects a third device in the near-field region of the IMD and transmits the device identifier IID of the IMD to the third device. The control unit, following a near-field data communication with a third device, checks any messages received via the far-field data communication unit as to whether the messages include a far-field start message and a device identifier IID of the IMD that corresponds to the device identifier stored in the permanent memory. The control unit sends a far-field response message, which includes the device identifier IID and the device identifier EID.