Patent Number: 6,480,745

Title: Information network interrogation of an implanted device

Abstract: A communication system is provided which permits of communication betweenan deployed implantable medical device (IMD) and a computing resourcecapable of storing and distributing patient and device data. A deployedIMD may be polled by a network interface external to the host patient, anddata may be received by wireless communication. This data may betransmitted to a computer for storage and distribution, and changes to atreatment or instruction regimen, or firmware or software upgrades, maythen be transmitted to the network interface for immediate or eventualloading into the IMD via wireless communication. The system is adapted toprovide communication service between multiple IMDs deployed in a patientor a number of patients.

Inventors: Nelson; Chester G. (Plymouth, MN), Stomberg; Charles (Forest Lake, MN), Ringold; Jean (Ramsey, MN), Stauffer; Ronald Alan (Princeton, MN), Webb; James David (Maple Grove, MN), Lee; Michael T. (Minnetonka, MN), Linberg; Kurt R. (Eden Prairie, MN)

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International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61N 1/372 (20060101); A61N 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12014