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.
|Publication status||Published - 9 Feb 2017|
- Transcutaneous wireless energy supply
- artificial hearts
- ventricular assist device
- coupled coils transformer
- spiral coils
- flexible thin coils
- flexithin coil
- cordless power supply
- advanced heart failure.
Escalona, OJ., McEneaney, DJ., & McLaughlin, JAD. (2017). TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS. (Patent No. PCT/IB2016/054555). https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017021846