Patent Number: 7,201,719

Title: Rechargeable hard disk drive medical monitor

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 an enclosure surrounding at least one hard disk drive, and also includes a transmitter and a receiver for producing and transmitting signals in the radio frequency range. The medical monitor is in communication with the sensors, by which information on biological activity and states is stored on the one or more hard disk drives. It also includes a recharging system including at least one rechargeable battery and an induction electronics interface.

Inventors: Feliss; Norbert (Sunnyvale, CA), Gillis; Donald Ray (San Jose, CA), Khrushudov; Andrei (San Jose, CA), Pit; Remmelt (Cupertino, CA)

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

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101)

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