OJ Escalona (Inventor), DJ McEneaney (Inventor), JAD McLaughlin (Inventor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberPCT/IB2016/054555
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 Feb 2017


  • Transcutaneous wireless energy supply
  • TETS
  • LVAD
  • TAH
  • artificial hearts
  • ventricular assist device
  • coupled coils transformer
  • spiral coils
  • flexible thin coils
  • flexithin coil
  • cordless power supply
  • advanced heart failure.


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