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TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

University of Ulster (2017) TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS. [Patent]

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Abstract

An external transmitter apparatus for a transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system for supplying power for use in energising an implantable medical device is disclosed, the apparatus comprising an external transmitter apparatus comprising a plurality of transmitter coils (17,19) for delivering power transcutaneously to one of a plurality of receiver coils (25,27) of an implantable receiver apparatus of the TET system when located in proximity thereto. The external transmitter apparatus is provided with power by a pulsed power supply (11). The coils of the external transmitter apparatus and the implantable receiver apparatus may be printed on flexible substrates. Also disclosed are methods of operating such a system, an external transmitter apparatus foruse in such a system, an external transmitter apparatus and an implantable receiver apparatus including flexible coils.

Item Type:Patent
Keywords:Transcutaneous wireless energy supply, TETS, LVAD, TAH, artificial hearts, ventricular assist device, coupled coils transformer, spiral coils, flexible thin coils, flexithin coil, TWESMI, cordless power supply, advanced heart failure.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:37946
Deposited By: Professor Omar Escalona
Deposited On:30 May 2017 09:39
Last Modified:30 May 2017 09:39

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