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Title: Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting

Abstract

The present invention relates to a completely implantable intracranial pressure monitor, which can couple to existing fluid shunting systems as well as other internal monitoring probes. The implant sensor produces an analog data signal which is then converted electronically to a digital pulse by generation of a spreading code signal and then transmitted to a location outside the patient by a radio-frequency transmitter to an external receiver. The implanted device can receive power from an internal source as well as an inductive external source. Remote control of the implant is also provided by a control receiver which passes commands from an external source to the implant system logic. Alarm parameters can be programmed into the device which are capable of producing an audible or visual alarm signal. The utility of the monitor can be greatly expanded by using multiple pressure sensors simultaneously or by combining sensors of various physiological types.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Greenback, TN
  3. London, TN
  4. Clinton, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1003015
Patent Number(s):
7621878
Application Number:
10/374,928
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Ericson, Milton N, McKnight, Timothy E, Smith, Stephen F, and Hylton, James O. Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Ericson, Milton N, McKnight, Timothy E, Smith, Stephen F, & Hylton, James O. Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting. United States.
Ericson, Milton N, McKnight, Timothy E, Smith, Stephen F, and Hylton, James O. Tue . "Implant for in-vivo parameter monitoring, processing and transmitting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1003015.
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Characterization of a planar microcoil for implantable microsystems
journal, July 1997


Study and development of a portable telemetric intracranial pressure measurement unit
conference, January 1997

  • Flick, B. B.; Orglmeister, R.; Berger, J. -M.
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Intracranial Pressure Monitoring with the Fiberoptic Transducer in Children
journal, January 1980