INDUCTIVELY RECHARGEABLE EXTERNAL ENERGY SOURCE, CHARGER, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A TRANSCUTANEOUS INDUCTIVE CHARGER FOR AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

  • US 20100076524A1
  • Filed: 10/28/2009
  • Published: 03/25/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of transcutaneously transferring energy from an external power source to an implantable medical device, comprising:

  • positioning an antenna in proximity of the implantable medical device;

    laterally adjusting a position of a core of the antenna relative to the implantable medical device while the antenna is maintained substantially stationary;

    adjusting a frequency of transmission of a power source; and

    driving the antenna with the power source at the adjusted frequency to transfer energy transcutaneously to the implantable medical device.

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