Patent Number: 7,201,718

Title: Hard disk drive medical monitor with electrical grounding system

Abstract: A medical monitor is disclosed for implantation in a human body for monitoring biological activity and states as detected by implanted sensors. The medical monitor includes at least one hard disk drive. A transmitter and receiver produces and receives signals. The medical monitor is in communication with the sensors, by which information on biological activity and states is stored on the at least one disk drive. An enclosure surrounds the at least one hard disk drive, and an electrical grounding system is included.

Inventors: Feliss; Norbert (Sunnyvale, CA), Gillis; Donald Ray (San Jose, CA), Flechsig; Karl Arthur (Los Gatos, CA)

Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands, B.V.

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00