Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a robust communication protocol

  • US 7,024,245 B2
  • Filed: 05/11/2004
  • Issued: 04/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/21/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A medical system, comprising:

  • a) an ambulatory medical device (MD) comprising MD electronic control circuitry that further comprises at least one MD telemetry system and at least one MD processor that controls, at least in part, operation of the MD telemetry system and operation of the medical device, wherein the medical device is configured to provide a treatment to a body of a patient or to monitor a selected state of the body, and b) a communication device (CD) comprising CD electronic control circuitry that further comprises at least one CD telemetry system and at least one CD processor that controls, at least in part, operation of the CD telemetry system and operation of the communication device, wherein the CD telemetry system sends messages to or receives messages from the MD telemetry system, wherein the MD telemetry system is configured to perform a bit pattern recognition that allows a selected level of fault tolerance in concluding that a selected portion of a message matches an expected pattern to be received.

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