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Greatbatch Ltd. Patents
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Greatbatch Ltd.
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Clarence, NY
No. of patents:
155
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D665086 Three-port implantable medical device August 7, 2012
D663035 Two-port implantable medical device July 3, 2012
D658290 Posterior retractor April 24, 2012
D658289 Secondary anterior retractor April 24, 2012
D658288 Anterior retractor April 24, 2012
D658287 Inferior acetabular/piriformis retractor April 24, 2012
D658286 Double ended retractor April 24, 2012
D658285 Femoral neck elevator April 24, 2012
D653337 Catheter handle January 31, 2012
D653335 Catheter handle January 31, 2012
D638934 Catheter handle May 31, 2011
D612044 Catheter handle March 16, 2010
8581694 RFID interrogator configured for protection against electromagnetic interference of a remote dev November 12, 2013
An RFID tag interrogator is described. The interrogator comprises a time-out circuit and an actuatable RF signal generator for transmitting an electromagnetic signal. Upon first actuation, the RF signal generator transmits a first electromagnetic signal having a first limited total c
8580439 Insulator component design for maintaining electrode assembly compression in prismatic medical c November 12, 2013
An electrochemical cell comprising a conductive casing housing an electrode assembly provided with a stack holder surrounding the electrode assembly is described. The stack holder is of a shape memory material that serves to maintain the anode and cathode in a face-to-face close phys
8577453 Header embedded filter for implantable medical device November 5, 2013
A header block is configured to be attachable to an implantable medical device. The header block includes a header block body and a connection port disposed in the header block body configured to receive an implantable lead. A conductor is disposed in the header block body electrical
8571667 Active current control using the enclosure of an implanted pulse generator October 29, 2013
An electrical stimulation apparatus including a medical device. The medical device includes: a housing component having at least one electrically conductive area. The medical device includes a plurality of conductors configured to be electrically coupled to a distal electrode array.
8301254 Cross-band communications in an implantable device October 30, 2012
An ambulatory monitoring device includes a sensor to monitor a physiological signal and a battery power source. The device also includes a wireless receiver adapted to monitor a first frequency band having frequencies below 1 MHz and configured to detect and receive, using less than
8301243 Method of tuning bandstop filters for implantable medical leads October 30, 2012
A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are sel
8299899 AIMD external programmer incorporating a multifunction RFID reader having a limited transmit tim October 30, 2012
A system is provided for identifying implanted medical devices, leads and systems, as well as objects in close proximity to a patient having an implanted medical device (IMD), using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the IMD, lead s
8280499 Method for implanting a minimally invasive physiologic parameter recorder and introducer system October 2, 2012
An implantable monitoring device includes a flexible lead body that includes at least one sensing element. The device also includes a rigid main body connected to the flexible lead body at an attachment point. The rigid main body is generally centered about a longitudinal axis defined
8275466 Band stop filter employing a capacitor and an inductor tank circuit to enhance MRI compatibility September 25, 2012
A band stop filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The band stop filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductan
8268466 Method for coating noble metals on titanium current collectors for use in nonaqueous Li/CF.sub.x September 18, 2012
A lithium/fluorinated carbon electrochemical cell having the CF.sub.x material supported on a titanium current collector screen sputter coated with a noble metal is described. The gold, iridium, palladium, platinum, rhodium and ruthenium-coated titanium current collector provides the cel
8260435 Implantable lead for an active medical device having an inductor design minimizing eddy current September 4, 2012
A shielded component or network for an active medical device (AMD) implantable lead includes an implantable lead having a length extending from a proximal end to a distal end, all external of an AMD housing, and a passive component or network disposed somewhere along the length of the
8253555 Miniature hermetically sealed RFID microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible RFID antenn August 28, 2012
A non-hermetically sealed and biocompatible multi-turn RFID loop antenna is electrically connected to a RFID chip which is enclosed within its own hermetically sealed miniature container. The hermetic seal can be very small and the loop antenna can be relatively large, wherein the entire
8248232 Hermetically sealed RFID microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible RFID antenna August 21, 2012
An implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a hermetically sealed biocompatible housing for an active implantable medical device (AIMD), an RFID microelectronics chip is disposed within the housing, and a biocompatible antenna extends from the RFID microelectron
8244373 Load-carrying body for reducing torsional and tensile loading on electronic components in an imp August 14, 2012
A load-carrying body for reducing torsional and tensile loading on electrical components in an implantable medical electrical lead includes an electronic component disposed in-line with the implantable medical electrical lead, and a casing for the electronic component. The electronic
8244370 Band stop filter employing a capacitor and an inductor tank circuit to enhance MRI compatibility August 14, 2012
A band stop filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The band stop filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductan
8241788 Method for making flat and high-density cathode for use in electrochemical cells August 14, 2012
The traditional method of pressing CF.sub.x, screen and SVO sheet assembly results in an electrode that is cupped and not flat. This results in the reduction of the effective volumetric energy density of the electrode or the addition of a process step of flattening of the cathode if
8239041 Multilayer helical wave filter for medical therapeutic or diagnostic applications August 7, 2012
A multilayer helical wave filter having a primary resonance at a selected RF diagnostic or therapeutic frequency or frequency range, includes an elongated conductor forming at least a portion of an implantable medical lead. The elongated conductor includes a first helically wound segment
8224462 Medical lead system utilizing electromagnetic bandstop filters July 17, 2012
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
8224440 Electrically isolating electrical components in a medical electrical lead with an active fixatio July 17, 2012
A lead body adapted for in-vivo implantation in a living subject includes a proximal end configured for electrical and mechanical connection to a therapy or a monitoring device, and a distal end. A collar is disposed at the distal end of the lead body, and a casing is disposed within the
8219208 Frequency selective passive component networks for active implantable medical devices utilizing July 10, 2012
Decoupling circuits are provided which transfer energy induced from an MRI pulsed RF field to the housing for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) which serves as an energy dissipating surface. This is accomplished through broadband filtering or by resonant filtering. In a pas
8206344 Catheter assembly with side wall exit lumen and method therefor June 26, 2012
A catheter assembly includes a catheter body that extends from a distal end to a proximal end. The catheter body includes a delivery lumen, and an actuator lumen, where the actuator lumen extends from a position near or at the distal end to an intermediate portion that does not extend
8200342 Methodology and apparatus to terminate abandoned active implantable medical device leads June 12, 2012
An energy management system facilitates the transfer of high frequency energy coupled into an implanted abandoned lead at a selected RF frequency or frequency band, to an energy dissipating surface. This is accomplished by conductively coupling the implanted abandoned lead to the ene
8200328 Tank filters placed in series with the lead wires or circuits of active medical devices to enhan June 12, 2012
A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are sel
8195295 Shielded three-terminal flat-through EMI/energy dissipating filter June 5, 2012
A shielded three-terminal flat-through EMI/energy dissipating filter includes an active electrode plate through which a circuit current passes between a first terminal and a second terminal, a first shield plate on a first side of the active electrode plate, and a second shield plate on
8192867 Hybrid cathode design for an electrochemical cell June 5, 2012
An electrochemical cell comprising an anode, a cathode comprised of a first current collector, a first cathode active material having a first energy density and a first rate capability, and a second cathode active material having a second energy density and a second rate capability, and
8190246 Sensing biological data May 29, 2012
A system is provided for obtaining and analyzing biological data of a subject. The system includes a biological data recording device that can sense biological signals of a subject over time and record the sensed biological signals as biological data. The system also includes an event
8180448 Tank filters placed in series with the lead wires or circuits of active medical devices to enhan May 15, 2012
A TANK filter is provided for a lead wire of an active medical device (AMD). The TANK filter includes a capacitor in parallel with an inductor. The parallel capacitor and inductor are placed in series with the lead wire of the AMD, wherein values of capacitance and inductance are sel
8180442 Deriving patient activity information from sensed body electrical information May 15, 2012
Electrodes of a subcutaneous monitoring system receive body electrical signals that indicate both cardiac and non-cardiac muscle activity. In general, non-cardiac muscle activity is often correlated with physical activity, and physical activity is typically a strong indicator of pati
8180438 Minimally invasive physiologic parameter recorder and introducer system May 15, 2012
An implantable monitoring device includes a flexible lead body that includes at least one sensing element. The device also includes a rigid main body connected to the flexible lead body at an attachment point. The rigid main body is generally centered about a longitudinal axis defined
8179658 Electromagnetic interference filter and method for attaching a lead and/or a ferrule to capacito May 15, 2012
A discoidal feedthrough capacitor has its active electrode plates disposed within a dielectric body so that an edge of the active electrode plates is exposed at a surface of a through-hole for a conductive lead. The conductive lead is conductively coupled to the exposed edge of the e
8175700 Capacitor and inductor elements physically disposed in series whose lumped parameters are electr May 8, 2012
One or more inductors and one or more capacitors are physically disposed relative to one another in series and are electrically connected to one another in parallel to form a bandstop filter. Chip inductors and chip capacitors having spaced apart conductive terminals are physically a
8160719 Braided electrical lead April 17, 2012
An implantable electrical lead having a plurality of insulated conductor strands and a plurality of non-conductor strands braided together to maintain the spacing of the conductors from each other to prevent the crossing of the insulated conductor strands. The non-conductor strands a
8160705 Shielded RF distance telemetry pin wiring for active implantable medical devices April 17, 2012
In an electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter terminal for an active implantable medical device (AIMD), an insulated and shielded RF telemetry pin is provided to prevent re-radiation of unwanted stray signals, including the telemetry signal itself, to adjacent sensitive circuits or
8155760 Medical lead system utilizing electromagnetic bandstop filters April 10, 2012
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
8153304 Method of using cyclic pressure to increase the pressed density of electrodes for use in electro April 10, 2012
The traditional method of building a CF.sub.x/current collector/SVO assembly is by the application of a static pressing force. However, the density of the electrode and, particularly the CF.sub.x component, can be increase by using a cyclic pressing protocol. That is where the active
8153293 Sandwich cathode electrochemical cell with wound electrode assembly April 10, 2012
A new design for a cathode having a configuration of: SVO/first current collector/CF.sub.x/second current collector/SVO is described. The two cathode current collectors are vertically aligned one on top of the other in a middle region or zone of the cathode. This coincides to where a
8145324 Implantable lead bandstop filter employing an inductive coil with parasitic capacitance to enhan March 27, 2012
A medical lead system includes at least one bandstop filter for attenuating current flow through the lead across a range of frequencies. The bandstop filter has an overall circuit Q wherein the resultant 3 dB bandwidth is at least 10 kHz. The values of capacitance and inductance of t
8133614 Control of silver vanadium oxide surface areas as a means of controlling voltage delay and Rdc g March 13, 2012
An electrochemical cell comprising a lithium anode, a cathode comprising a blank cut from a free-standing sheet of a silver vanadium oxide mixture contacted to a current collector. The active material has having a relatively lower surface area and an electrolyte activating the anode and
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