Power generation for implantable devices

  • US 9,943,697 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2016
  • Issued: 04/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wirelessly powered medical system comprising:

  • a wireless power transmitter; and

    a medical apparatus comprisinga wireless energy harvesting device configured to receive at least one type of wireless power from the wireless power transmitter and be mounted on an exterior surface of a human body,a medical device configured to be implanted in the human body,one or more electrical conduits configured to couple the wireless energy harvesting device on the exterior surface of the human body with the medical device implanted in the human body, wherein the one or more electrical conduits provide harvested electric power from the wireless energy harvesting device to the medical device,a power management module configured to manage, monitor, and store power harvested by the wireless energy harvesting device, anda control module configured to communicate with the power management module,wherein the power management module and the control module are configured to communicate with each other to modify operation of wireless energy harvesting in relation to treatment provided by the medical device.

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