METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING ENERGY TO A MEDICAL DEVICE

  • US 20100234922A1
  • Filed: 10/10/2008
  • Published: 09/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of controlling transmission of wireless energy supplied to an electrically operable medical device implanted in a patient, wherein said wireless energy is transmitted from an external energy source located outside the patient and is received by an internal energy receiver located inside the patient, the internal energy receiver being connected to the medical device for directly or indirectly supplying received energy thereto, the method comprising the steps of:

  • determining an energy balance between the energy received by the internal energy receiver and the energy used for the medical device, andcontrolling the transmission of wireless energy from the external energy source, based on the determined energy balance.

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