U.S. CI 607/32
Field of Classification Search 607/27,
607/31, 32, 55-57, 59-60 See application file for complete search history.
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
Primary Examiner—George R Evanisko
Assistant Examiner—Hiba El-Kaissi
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—AdvantEdge Law Group, LLC
Systems for detecting an error associated with an implantable device include a back-telemetry transmitter within the implantable device configured to transmit one or more signals to an external device having a receiver configured to receive the one or more signals. The implantable device includes circuitry configured to detect an error associated with the implantable device, generate a fault signal corresponding to the error, and turn on the back-telemetry transmitter to transmit the fault signal to the external device. Methods of detecting an error associated with an implantable device include powering up the implantable device with an external device, disabling a back-telemetry transmitter within the implanted device after the implanted device is powered up, detecting an error with the implanted device, generating a fault signal corresponding to the error with the implanted device, turning on the back-telemetry transmitter after the fault signal has been generated, and transmitting the fault signal to the external device with the back-telemetry transmitter.
14 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets