Patent Number: 6,685,638

Title: Acoustic monitoring system

Abstract: An acoustic monitoring system that is able to verify the success or failure of the positional adjustment of a valve without the need for additional energy during non-invasive reprogramming is provided. The acoustic monitoring system includes a programmer for generating a sequence of commands to adjust the valve mechanism, and for receiving acoustic signals for analysis, a transmitter to implement the command and adjust the valve, and a sensor for detecting an acoustic signal generated from the valve during execution of the commands. A method for using the acoustic monitoring system is also provided.

Inventors: Taylor; Terri K. (Marlborough, MA), Rosenberg; Meir (Newton, MA), Gupta; Rainuka (Cambridge, MA), Wilson; Stephen F. (Raynham, MA), Ostiguy; Pierre S. (Rochester, MA), Romner; Bertil (Lund, SE), Dextradeur; Alan J. (Franklin, MA)

Assignee: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 7/00 (20060101); A61B 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 02/03/2021