Method and apparatus for monitoring and communicating with an implanted medical device

  • US 6,957,107 B2
  • Filed: 03/13/2002
  • Issued: 10/18/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communication apparatus for use in conjunction with one or more devices which are implanted into a living being, comprising:

  • at least one two-way transceiver for communicating with at least one of an external monitor and the one or more implanted devices, wherein the at least one two-way transceiver is electrically independent of the one or more implanted devices;

    a memory device for storing data;

    a control module for processing data stored in the memory device and managing communication using the at least one two-way transceiver; and

    a power supply which is rechargeable, wherein the power supply is recharged using an electromechanical recharging system.

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