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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/26/2012 > 23 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120101537 - System and method for introducing tissue stimulation lead into patient using real-time coupling efficiency measurements: A system and method for locating an implantable tissue stimulation lead within a patient. A measurement indicative of a coupling efficiency between the tissue stimulation lead and tissue at a location is taken. The location of the tissue stimulation lead relative to the tissue is tracked. Coupling efficiency information based... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20120101538 - Devices, systems and methods for evaluation and feedback of neuromodulation treatment: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems and methods for evaluating the success of a treatment applied to tissue in a patient, such as a radio frequency ablative treatment used to neuromodulate nerves associated with the renal artery. A system monitors parameters or values generated during the course of a... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20120101539 - Devices, methods, and systems including cardiac pacing: A pacing output circuit can be configured to generate a ventricular pacing signal configured to be delivered to an electrode near the His bundle in a right ventricle of a heart to pace the right and left ventricles and improve synchronization of at least one of the ventricles relative to... Agent:
20120101540 - Wafer-scale package including power source: A medical device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a control module, and an energy storage device. The first substrate includes at least one of a first semiconductor material and a first insulating material. The second substrate includes at least one of a second semiconductor material and a second... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101541 - Diagnosis and therapy of bigeminy and frequent premature contractions: The disclosure describes techniques for diagnosing premature contractions of a patient's heart. This system may differentiate premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) from atrial fibrillation by identifying changes in R-wave intervals, i.e., R-R intervals, on a Lorenz plot, measuring a coupling interval between R-waves, and analyzing a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101542 - Timing for his-bundle pacing: An A-H delay can be specified, such as by computing the A-H delay using a measured cardiovascular physiologic parameter. The A-H delay can be used for specifying timing between a paced or sensed atrial contraction and a His-bundle pacing time.... Agent:
20120101543 - Capture threshold measurement for selection of pacing vector: Various techniques for selecting a pacing vector based on pacing capture thresholds are described. One example method described includes for each of a plurality of vectors, iteratively delivering at least one pacing stimulus at each of a plurality of magnitudes within a predetermined range of magnitudes to a first chamber,... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101545 - Implantable medical device impedance measurement module for communication with one or more lead-borne devices: Example techniques for communicating between two medical devices are described. One medical device may be an implantable medical device. Another medical device may be a lead-borne implantable medical device. The lead-borne implantable medical device may be referred to as a satellite. The implantable medical device may measure impedance of a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101546 - Method and apparatus to determine the relative energy expenditure for a plurality of pacing vectors: A medical device system determines and displays relative energy expenditure information for programmable parameter values. The system establishes a programmable parameter and multiple values of the parameter to be compared. A module performs a measurements for each of the multiple values and related to energy expenditure of a battery of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101544 - Non-programming activation device for switching modes of an implantable medical device and methods for same: When a medical procedure is performed on a patient in whom an implantable medical device is implanted, the medical procedure may have undesired effects on the medical device, such as triggering a response that initiates therapy by the device that is unnecessary and potentially dangerous to the patient. Systems and... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20120101547 - Electrical stimulation based on phase response mapping: This disclosure describes techniques for delivering electrical stimulation at one or more phases relative to an ongoing oscillating signal in a patient, and then mapping the response to the oscillating signal. The techniques may reduce or eliminate the oscillating signal. In one example, the disclosure is directed to a method... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101549 - Device and method for the treatment of pain with electrical energy: An electronic pain treatment device delivering electrical energy to the tissue of a patient in pain is provided which includes a variable wave generator, an impedance measurement circuit, and at least one electrode probe. Associated methods for treating pain are also disclosed.... Agent: Newlife Sciences, LLC
20120101548 - System and method for electrical stimulation of the intervertebral disc: In one embodiment, a method electrically stimulates an area in a spinal disc. The method comprises: implanting at least one steerable lead at a placement site for stimulating a spinal disc such that the lead is disposed exterior and immediately adjacent to and circumferentially along an annulus of the spinal... Agent:
20120101550 - Visual prosthesis and retina stimulation device for same: The present invention provides a visual prosthesis comprising: image capture means for capturing an image from a surrounding environment; image processing means for processing the image and converting the image into a transmissible image signal; signal processing means for processing and converting the image signal into a stimulation signal; and... Agent: Imi Intelligent Medical Implants Ag
20120101551 - External controller for an implantable medical device formed using a sub-assembly: An improved external controller useable with an implantable medical device is disclosed. The external controller comprises a front cover, a back cover, and a sub-assembly. The sub-assembly comprises an electronics chassis on which non-surface mount components, such as the telemetry coils and the battery, can be affixed. The sub-assembly also... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20120101552 - Stereo data representation of biomedical signals along a lead: Various embodiments concern sensing bioelectrical signals using electrodes along a lead, the electrodes having a spatial configuration along the lead, generating signal data sets, one signal data set being generated for each bioelectrical signal, and graphically representing the electrodes and data representations of the signal data sets on a display.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120101553 - Systems and methods for fixating transvenously implanted medical devices: A transvenously implantable medical device (TIMD) includes an electrical lead and a control module. The electrical lead includes one or more electrodes and is adapted for transvenous implantation. The electrical lead is also pre-biased to expand from a collapsed state to an expanded state to mechanically engage an internal wall... Agent:
20120101554 - Adaptive therapeutic light control system: A system for influencing a state of a user including a light source for emitting light influencing the state of the user and a light controller selectively controlling the emission of the light. The emission may include at least one of, the spectrum of said light; the duration of said... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20120101556 - Color lighting system to influence perception of ambient temperature: A basic idea of the invention is to categorize color of light into groups on the basis of dominant wavelength. After the colors have been categorized into different groups, a particular group of colors may be selected on the basis of a predetermined criterion, one criterion being that an individual... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120101555 - Light therapy device: A light therapy device is taught including a light emitting assembly having light emitting diodes (LEDs) as a light source. The light emitting assembly capable of generating 2,500 lux to 7,500 lux at 12 inches.... Agent: The Litebook Company Ltd.
20120101557 - Treatment apparatus and use thereof for treating psoriasis: A treatment apparatus (10) is used for treatment of parts of a skin (5). The apparatus comprises a radiation source (1) emitting radiation, and a radiator (2) for guiding the emitted radiation to the parts of the skin (5). The parts of the skin (5) comprise skin cells affected by... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120101558 - Implantable leads having coiled conductors to reduce rf-induced current: An implantable lead assembly includes an outer jacket, first and second coiled conductors, and first and second electrodes. The outer jacket is elongated along a center axis and includes a body that radially extends between opposite interior and exterior surfaces. The interior surface defines an elongated lumen. The coiled conductors... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20120101559 - Implantable electrode with variable mechanical modulation wiring: A cochlear implant electrode is described. A basal electrode lead carries electrical stimulation signals from an implant housing to a cochleostomy opening, and a portion of the electrode lead has a periodically recurring lead shape. An apical electrode array at the cochleostomy end of the electrode lead passes into a... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh04/19/2012 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120095519 - Monitoring electrode voltages in an implantable medical device system having daisy-chained electrode-driver integrated circuits: Electrode voltage monitoring circuitry for an implantable neurostimulator system having a plurality of electrode-driver integrated circuits (ICs) in provided. Electrodes from either or both ICs can be chosen to provide stimulation, and one of the IC acts as the master while the other acts as the slave. Electrodes voltages on... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20120095520 - Sequential discrimination approach for detecting treatable cardiac rhythms: A system and method for use in a medical device for discriminating cardiac events establishes population-based thresholds corresponding to cardiac signal morphology metrics for discriminating between a first cardiac event and a second cardiac event. A population-based threshold criterion for discriminating cardiac events is established. The population-based threshold criterion is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120095521 - Detection of heart rhythm using an accelerometer: Various techniques for using an accelerometer to detect cardiac contractions are described. One example method described includes filtering a signal received by an electrical sensing channel of an implantable medical device (IMD) configured to detect electrical depolarizations of a heart of a patient, identifying a failure of the electrical sensing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120095522 - Method for treating degenerative disc disease using noninvasive capacitively coupled electrical stimulation device: A method for treatment of degenerative disc disease using capacitively coupled electrical stimulation. In one embodiment, a subject diagnosed as having degenerative disc disease is treated by placing first and second electrodes on the subject's body at the site of an identified disc in a state of degenerative disc disease,... Agent:
20120095523 - Devices and methods for treatment of heart failure and associated conditions: Devices and methods of use identification, treatment, and/or management of heart failure and/or associated conditions. Methods may include providing a baroreflex therapy system including a blood pressure sensor and a heart rate sensor, providing an implantable measurement device proximate a blood vessel of a patient, the implantable measurement device including... Agent:
20120095524 - Method of counteracting seizures: The present invention provides a method for counteracting seizure events in a mammalian brain, the method comprising applying an electrical stimulus to the brain, the electrical stimulus being pulsatile and comprising pulses forming a pulse train. In order to effectively “desynchronize” the neural activity patterns in the brain, the pulse... Agent: The Bionics Institute Of Australia
20120095525 - Apparatus and method using near infrared reflectometry to reduce the effect of positional changes during spinal cord stimulation: A spinal cord stimulation apparatus and method for automatic adjustments of SCS using near-infrared (NIR) reflectometry are provided. A positionally sensitive system for spinal cord stimulation including an electrode assembly with integrated optical components for sensing spinal cord position relative to a stimulating electrode array and an SCS controller for... Agent:
20120095526 - Post-operative pain inhibitor for hip joint replacement and method thereof: A post-operative pain inhibitor system comprises a controller and leads. Neuro-stimulator circuitry may be included within the patient controller or within one or more prosthetic components for generating a signal. In one example, a hip implant includes a prosthetic component having at least one electrode where the at least one... Agent:
20120095528 - Relay interface for connecting an implanted medical device to an external electronics device: An interface relay system for use with a fully implantable medical devices that permits transcutaneous coupling of the implanted medical device to a consumer electronics device. In one embodiment, coupling the implanted medical device to the external electronics device provides a back-up source of power for operating the implanted medical... Agent:
20120095527 - Self expandable middle ear implant for treating hearing related disorders: The invention provides an electrode, and a minimally-invasive auditory implant system employing the electrode, for treating hearing disorders by electrically stimulating tissues in the middle ear. The electrode employs a structure which switches between narrow and spread shapes, facilitating the electrode insertion into the site, securing the electrode against vibration... Agent: Estimme Ltd.
20120095529 - Architectures for an implantable medical device system having daisy-chained electrode-driver integrated circuits: Architectures for an implantable neurostimulator system having a plurality of electrode-driver integrated circuits (ICs) in provided. Electrodes from either or both ICs can be chosen to provide stimulation, and one of the IC acts as the master while the other acts as the slave. A parallel bus operating in accordance... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20120095530 - Method and apparatus for controlling neurostimulation according to physical state: A neurostimulation system senses a signal indicative of a patient's physical state such as posture and/or activity level. In various embodiments, a stored value for each of stimulation parameters controlling delivery of neurostimulation is selected according to the patient's physical state. In various embodiments, values of the stimulation parameters are... Agent:
20120095531 - System and method for wireless power transfer in implantable medical devices: A system and method for energy transfer between a transmitting unit and a receiving unit, the transmitting unit having a transmitting antenna circuit having a first resonant frequency and a high quality factor.... Agent: Neurds Inc.
20120095532 - Device for irradiating an internal body surface: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for the internal treatment of body cavities and damaged internal vessels using irradiation. A device and method according to the invention may be used to irradiate an internal tissue surface, for example, for the treatment of an aneurysm, tissue welding, or the... Agent:
20120095533 - Apparatus and methods for deep tissue laser therapy: An improved apparatus and method for deep tissue laser therapy, in which the phase of the laser light is spatially modulated to produce a modulated laser beam. The modulated laser beam is able to restore its intensity profile even after being scattered by the skin or the superficial layer of... Agent: Bwt Property, Inc.
20120095534 - Illumination device and method for reducing sleep inertia or controlling alertness: The invention relates to a method and an illumination device arranged for reducing sleep inertia and/or for controlling alertness of a human being. The illumination device is arranged for reducing sleep inertia and/or controlling alertness by light radiation. The illumination device comprises one or more light sources for generating a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120095535 - Thermal stimulation probe and method: e
20120095537 - Method and apparatus for inducing therapeutic hypothermia: Methods and apparatus for delivering therapeutic hypothermia to a patient are provided which may include any number of features. One feature is a hypothermia system comprising a fluid source, a heat exchanger assembly, a catheter in fluid communication with the fluid source, and a pump system configured to infuse hypothermic... Agent:
20120095536 - Method and system for control of a patient's body temperature by way of a transluminally insertable heat exchange catheter: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette of any one of several disclosed variations is... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
20120095538 - Thermal wrap arrangement for applying heat/cold to the mandibular region of the head: A thermal wrap having identical side portions, each having a pocket formed therein for receiving thermal material such as gel packs. The side portions are connected at the top by at least two independently attached straps, and at the bottom by a relatively wide chin strap to ensure that the... Agent:
20120095539 - Delivery catheter systems and methods: A leadless cardiac pacemaker comprises a housing, a plurality of electrodes coupled to an outer surface of the housing, and a pulse delivery system hermetically contained within the housing and electrically coupled to the electrode plurality, the pulse delivery system configured for sourcing energy internal to the housing, generating and... Agent:
20120095540 - Electrode arrangements for medical lead: An implantable medical lead includes a lead body having a proximal portion having a longitudinal axis and an arcuate distal body portion extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis. The arcuate distal body portion has a concave surface. The lead includes a plurality of elongate electrodes disposed at the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.04/12/2012 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120089198 - Temperature sensor for a leadless cardiac pacemaker: A leadless cardiac pacemaker comprises a housing, a plurality of electrodes coupled to an outer surface of the housing, and a pulse delivery system hermetically contained within the housing and electrically coupled to the electrode plurality, the pulse delivery system configured for sourcing energy internal to the housing, generating and... Agent:
20120089199 - Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods: Devices, systems and methods for nerve stimulation for OSA therapy.... Agent: Apnex Medical, Inc.
20120089200 - Neurostimulation system and method for providing therapy to patient with minimal side effects: A method comprises conveying a pulsed waveform between an electrode and a stimulation site of a spinal cord, thereby evoking the antidromic propagation of action potentials along a first sensory neural fiber creating a therapeutic effect in the tissue region, evoking the orthodromic propagation of action potentials along the first... Agent: Boston Scientifc Neuromodulation Corporation
20120089201 - Method and apparatus for electromagnetic enhancement of biochemical signaling pathways for therapeutics and prophylaxis in plants, animals and humans: Apparatus and methods for delivering electromagnetic signals configured specifically to accelerate the asymmetrical kinetics of the binding of intracellular ions to their respective intracellular buffers, to enhance the biochemical signaling pathways plant animal and human molecules, cells, tissues, organs, portions of entire organisms and entire organisms employ for growth, repair... Agent:
20120089202 - Flexible coil design for implantable device: A coupling coil is described for transcutaneous coupling of energy and communications signal in an implantable implant system. The coupling coil has a defined coil plane and multiple concentric curved planar surfaces of conductor and insulation laminate which are arranged perpendicular to the coil plane.... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh
20120089203 - Electrical connections for use in implantable medical devices: There is disclosed various embodiments of an electrical connection for electrically connecting implantable medical devices together, such as an electrical connector for connecting an implantable pulse generator to a medical lead. In one embodiment, the electrical connection may include a body having a longitudinal opening defined therein for receiving an... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
20120089204 - Irradiation device with ergonomic adaptation options: An irradiation device for irradiating of body parts of a patient is provided, with a carrier system which provides a basic framework of the irradiation device with at least one light head with a light source for the irradiation, and a control element for operating the irradiation device. The irradiation... Agent: Herbert Waldmann Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120089205 - Methods and apparatus for high-throughput neural screening: In exemplary implementations of this invention, high-throughput screening of a mammalian brain is performed to locate neural circuit targets of interest. A variety of search patterns may be used for this neural screening, including (a) iterative subdivision, (b) serial search, and (c) combinatorial. To perform this neural screening, an array... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20120089206 - Device using light energy to excite brain waves and method using the same: A method using light energy to excite brain waves and method using the same employ a light-power light source module in collaboration with a control module to apply a non-intrusive light energy stimulation at a specific frequency to users' skin so as to generate potential variation of brain wave of... Agent: United Integrated Services Co., Ltd.
20120089207 - Light transmission system for photoreactive therapy: A light transmission system to provide photodynamic treatment to a patient includes a single use integrated control module and catheter assembly having a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to transmit light toward target cells within a patient. The integrated light catheter and control module are used in combination with... Agent: Light Sciences Oncology, Inc.
20120089209 - Method and system for treating a biological target region using pulsed electromagnetic radiation: A method of treating a patient is described herein. The method can include the steps of identifying a target that contains biological tissue and directing one or more pulses of electromagnetic radiation at the target. The pulses of electromagnetic radiation can cause a temperature increase per unit of time in... Agent: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
20120089208 - System for therapeutic application of heat: A low profile, mobile system for therapeutic application of heat such as far infrared (“FIR”) heat to an affected area of an individual's body including straps and a pad, the pad including a plurality of FIR emitting discs and heaters. The FIR emitting discs are ceramic discs of cordierite made... Agent:
20120089210 - Multi-function beside care and therapy system: A wheeled cart has liquid cooling and liquid heating devices separated by thermal insulation. Pumps circulate cooled liquid and heated liquid through hoses to cooled packs and heated packs of patient treatment. Thermostats control the temperature and continual re-circulation of the cooled and heated liquids through the packs to maintain... Agent:
20120089211 - Methods and apparatus for cryogenically treating multiple tissue sites with a single puncture: A method for cryogenically treating tissue comprises piercing the skin, inserting a sheath into tissue, and passing a cryoprobe through the sheath into the tissue. The cryoprobe cools a first region of the tissue, is repositioned in the sheath, and then cools a second region of the tissue.... Agent: Myoscience, Inc.
20120089212 - Thermal pad: Some embodiments provide a thermal pad having a sealed outer pouch and a sealed inner pouch within the outer pouch. A thermally transmitting material is encased by the inner pouch for transmitting heat or cold to a user of the thermal pad. In some cases the thermal pad also includes... Agent:
20120089213 - Medical lead with filler layer: A medical lead includes a first wire coil having an outer diameter and a marker coil having an inner diameter. The marker coil is assembled over the first wire coil. The outer diameter first wire coil is smaller than the inner diameter of the marker coil thereby defining a gap.... Agent: W. C. Heraeus Gmbh
20120089214 - Left heart implantable cardiac stimulation system with clot prevention electrode body coating and method: An implantable cardiac stimulation device provides stimulation therapy from within the left ventricle of a heart. The device includes a pulse generator adapted to be coupled to an implantable cardiac stimulation electrode and a power supply that provides the stimulation electrode with a positive voltage. The positive voltage promotes coating... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.
20120089215 - Methods and apparatus for lead placement on a surface of the heart: The methods and apparatus for lead placement on a surface of the heart are employed using an elongated body having proximal and distal end portions. The body defines a lead receiving passageway extending between a proximal inlet and a distal outlet for receiving a lead therethrough for contact with the... Agent:04/05/2012 > 14 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120083854 - Expert system and method: A medical device programmer and a method of operation in which a first data value is received and used in the execution of one or more algorithms. One or more suggested pulse generator settings are calculated from the one or more algorithms based on the first data value, and the... Agent:
20120083855 - Gi and pancreatic device for treating obesity and diabetes: A method is provided, including placing first and second electrodes at respective first and second sites of a duodenum of a subject, and activating the electrodes to increase a blood insulin level of the subject. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Betastim, Ltd.
20120083858 - Pain modulation systems and methods: Systems and methods of conducing a conditioning modulation of pain perception are disclosed. The system includes a power source, an impulse generator, a controller and at least one electrode for the delivery of a therapeutic stimulation.... Agent:
20120083856 - Systems and methods for positioning implanted devices in a patient: Systems and methods for positioning implanted devices in a patient are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes, for each of a plurality of patients, receiving a target location from which to deliver a modulation signal to the patient's spinal cord. The method further includes implanting a... Agent: Nevro Corporation
20120083857 - Tissue stimulation system and method with anatomy and physiology driven programming: An external control device for use with a tissue stimulation device and at least one tissue stimulation lead having a plurality of electrodes implanted within a patient comprises a user interface configured for allowing a user to enter first information defining a therapeutic indication and second information defining the location... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
20120083860 - Bone conduction transducer with improved high frequency response: A bone conduction transducer comprising a first seismic mass and a second mass connected to each other by a first spring suspension, and where the first mass and the first spring suspension creates a first mechanical resonance f1 in the low frequency range, and that a second mechanical resonance f2... Agent: Osseofon Ab
20120083859 - Cochlear implant utilizing mutliple-resolution current sources and flexible data encoding: A programmable cochlear implant system utilizes multiple-resolution current sources and flexible data-encoding scheme for transcutaneous transmission. In certain embodiments, the number of current sources may be equal to or greater than 2, but equal or less than N−1, where N is the number of electrodes. The multi-resolution current source may... Agent: Nurotron Biotechnology, Inc.
20120083861 - Selective activation of neurons by sinusoidal electric stimulation: The present invention provides for a method of selectively activating synaptically mediated responses in ganglion cells without activating passing axons, by contacting a focal region around said cells with an electrode that stimulates using low-frequency sinusoidal electric signal. In particular, the selective low-frequency sinusoidal stimulation has a frequency of ≦25... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20120083862 - Heads for dermatology treatment: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost... Agent: Palomar Medical Technolgies
20120083863 - Thermal brassiere push up: A pouch to be placed into a brassiere and in other garment locations. The pouch consists of several layers of cotton fabric and neoprene fabric materials. At least one layer of neoprene fabric creates the base layer of the pouch. At least two layers of a cotton fabric material overlaps... Agent:
20120083864 - Medical lead system utilizing electromagnetic bandstop filters: Medical lead systems utilizing electromagnetic bandstop filters are provide which can be utilized in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment for patients who have implanted medical devices. The medical lead system includes an implanted lead having at least one bandstop filter associated therewith, for attenuating current flow through the lead... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20120083866 - Apparatus and method for expanding a stimulation lead body in situ: An implantable lead is provided with at least one extendable member to position therapy delivery elements, which may be electrodes or drug delivery ports, after the lead has been inserted into the body. The lead may formed as a resilient element which is contained in a retainer tube that may... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120083867 - Hub for implantable medical leads: A hub (200) includes a first lead receptacle having a plurality of contacts (280) for electrically coupling a lead to an implantable electrical device. The hub further contains a second lead receptacle having a plurality of contacts for electrically coupling a lead to the implantable electrical device. At least one... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20120083865 - Medical device lead including a rotatable composite conductor: A medical electrical lead includes a proximal connector including a rotatable portion and first and second co-radial conductors coupled to the rotatable portion and extending distally from the rotatable portion. An actuation member is coupled between an electrode and the first and second conductors such that rotating the rotatable portion... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery
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