TIME REMAINING TO CHARGE AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE, CHARGER INDICATOR, SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFORE

  • US 20090273318A1
  • Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Published: 11/05/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/30/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system, comprising:

  • an implantable medical device having a rechargeable power source, said rechargeable power source having a charge level and a charge capacity;

    an external charger operatively coupled to said implantable medical device, said external charger having an external power source, said external charger charging said rechargeable power source;

    electronic componentry determining an estimated time until said charge level reaches a predetermined level following commencement of a recharge session based on a plurality of measured parameters and a predetermined recharge model; and

    a user output operatively coupled to said external charger and to said electronic componentry, outputting said time to a user;

    wherein said predetermined recharge model is updated based on an actual time to recharge compared with said estimated time.

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