US 9,808,617 B2
X-ray identification for active implantable medical device
Alan Ostroff, Pleasanton, CA (US); Paul Paspa, Los Gatos, CA (US); Peter M. Jacobson, Livermore, CA (US); Wade A. Keller, Aliso Viejo, CA (US); and Christopher Alan Hubbard, Woodridge, IL (US)
Assigned to Pacesetter, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed by Nanostim, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 21, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/972,828.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/691,721, filed on Aug. 21, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0058494 A1, Feb. 27, 2014
Int. Cl. A61N 1/372 (2006.01); A61N 1/05 (2006.01); A61N 1/375 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61N 1/0587 (2013.01) [A61N 1/3756 (2013.01); A61N 1/37205 (2013.01); A61B 2090/3966 (2016.02); A61N 1/0573 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An implantable medical device comprising:
a battery, wherein the battery comprises:
a battery housing comprising an exterior side and an interior side, and
an energy source disposed in the battery housing; and
a radio-opaque marker integrated into the battery, wherein the radio-opaque marker is located inside the battery, and wherein the radio-opaque marker is disposed between the interior side of the battery housing and the energy source.