Power generation for implantable devices

  • US 8,805,530 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2008
  • Issued: 08/12/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A cranially disposed wireless energy harvester system comprising:

  • a rechargeable power storage;

    a power charging module configured for charging the rechargeable power storage, said charging module containing at least one first receiver component which is an extra-cranially disposed receiver plate component that is configured for wireless energy harvesting and which serves as part of electricity transducer circuitry, the receiver plate component located external to the housing of an implanted medical device;

    the power charging module further having electrical routing configured to connect with a connection module in the housing of the implanted medical device, the connection module configured for receiving wired signals related to power harvesting and transmitting these to components within the housing of the implanted medical device; and

    ,a control subsystem configured for controlling electricity generating operations, including those of the electricity generating circuit, the controlling including halting wireless energy harvesting at the cranially disposed wireless energy harvester contingently based upon an operation of the implanted medical device that is related to patient monitoring and the provision of therapy.

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