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8958891 Reinforced suture sleeve  
A reinforced suture sleeve designed to cover and protect a medical lead from physical damage resulting from an over tightened suture is described. The reinforced suture sleeve comprises a metallic...
8886303 Pre-sutured anchor for implantable leads  
A pre-sutured anchor including a deformable anchor sleeve with a lumen sized to receive the therapy delivery element. An outer surface of the anchor sleeve including one or more annular...
8738144 Bioelectric implant and method  
Bioelectric implants are provided in three distinct embodiments, namely a bone/tissue anchor, a suture construction, and a plate. The bioelectric implants function in dual capacities as both...
8527069 Sternal closure wire for sensing and therapeutic energy delivery  
An embodiment includes a sensor coupled to a sternal closure wire. The sternal closure wire holds two sternum portions of a patient adjacent to one another and the first sensor senses a biological...
8452419 Cardiac rhythm management system with intramural myocardial pacing leads and electrodes  
Medical devices and therapeutic methods for use in the field of cardiology, cardiac rhythm management and interventional cardiology, and more specifically to catheter-based systems for...
8301265 Selective depth electrode deployment for electrical stimulation  
The invention is directed toward stimulation of a selected tissue layer. A device is attached to a target tissue by applying vacuum pressure to a vacuum cavity of the device and advancing a needle...
8295948 Tubular lead anchor and methods and devices using the anchor  
A lead anchor includes a plurality of parallel tubular members and at least one suture element configured and arranged for receiving a suture to suture the lead anchor to patient tissue. Each...
8262630 Vascular access port with integral attachment mechanism  
An implantable port with an integral attachment mechanism. The implantable port includes one or more suture needles enclosed within a port body, the suture needle(s) coupled to a movable member...
8192406 Anchor having fill port for use with an implantable therapy delivery element  
An anchor for securing a therapy delivery element in a desired location within a living body is disclosed. The anchor includes an anchor body having a space, which may be a main channel, to...
8140172 Implantable anchor with locking arm  
There is disclosed various embodiments of an implantable anchor for permanently anchoring a medical lead. The implantable anchor may include a body having a longitudinal lumen, an access opening...
8000811 Suture sleeve  
A suture sleeve for securing an implantable lead to body tissue has a lumen that receives the lead and that includes a locking arrangement that secures the sleeve at a selected position along the...
7933661 Lead retention means  
A coiled member of a medical device extends along a length of an elongate body of the device. A surface of the coiled member extends at an angle, with respect to a longitudinal axis of the body,...
7909804 Vascular access port with integral attachment mechanism  
An implantable port with an integral attachment mechanism. The implantable port includes one or more suture needles enclosed within a port body, the suture needle(s) coupled to a movable member...
7856707 Method for performing a coplanar connection between a conductor and a contact on an implantable lead  
An implantable lead for a medical device with a coplanar coupling for connecting a conductor to a contact reduces conductor bending moments to improve lead reliability. The implantable lead...
7725198 Implantable medical lead assemblies with delivery tether  
Implantable lead assembly including a lead body, an elongated conductor, a coiled electrode, and a tether line. The lead body maintains the conductor. The electrode is coupled to the conductor,...
7242986 Device and method for a self-attaching suture sleeve  
A tubular, suture sleeve to efficiently position and secure an implantable lead thereto without the use of a suture is disclosed. The sleeve comprises first and second ends with first and second...
7234977 Multi-polar connector  
A connector for connecting to an energy source such as a pulse generator for a cardiac stimulator system. The connector assembly includes a pin, at least one ring and a sleeve composed of an...
7184841 Pacing lead stabilizer  
A lead assembly for use with an implantable cardiac function management system. The lead assembly includes an elongated flexible pacing lead having a proximal end and a distal end. A terminal...
7082337 Suture sleeve  
An improved suture sleeve for a lead body includes an elongated tubular sleeve body formed of a compressible elastomeric material wherein a surface of the lumen has a relatively rough texture...
6985777 Implantable electrode lead  
An implantable electrode lead excelling in workablity during the introduction and in fastness of fixing by ligation is provided. This implantable electrode lead comprises a lubricating coat layer...
6941174 Temporary pacing wire having a constrained anchor and method of producing same  
A surgical electrode has an anchor which is constrained by a coating made from a bioabsorbable material. The anchor may have a barbed harpoon-like shape designed to enhance the retention strength...
6912423 Terminal connector assembly for a medical device and method therefor  
A connector assembly of an electrophysiologial device. The connector assembly includes a substrate forming a tube extending from a proximal end to a distal end an electrical circuit formed on the...
6434431 Intramuscular medical electrical lead with fixation member  
The present invention relates to an intramuscular medical electrical lead, a system for providing electrical stimulation or sensing using such a lead, and methods of implanting, making and using...
6385491 Temporary medical electrical lead having biodegradable electrode mounting pad loaded with therapeutic drug  
A temporary cardiac electrical stimulating lead comprises a stimulating electrode mounted in or on a biodegradable electrode mounting pad disposed at a distal end of the lead. The electrode...
6360130 Temporary bi-polar heart wire  
A low-cost temporary lead for pacing, sensing, monitoring, or defibrillating at least a portion of a human or animal organ, and methods for implanting and making same. The lead has at least two...
6266567 Implantable epicardial electrode  
An implantable epicardial lead (13) is provided which is comprised of two spherical ICs (25) and (26) disposed at opposite ends of a supporting structure and separated by a predetermined distance....
6173206 Temporary pacing wire anchor  
A temporary cardiac pacing wire (TPW) includes an electrically conductive flexible wire having a bioabsorbable anchor near its distal end. The anchor includes a tubular section that surrounds the...
6163728 Epicardiac pacing lead  
The present invention provides an a storage device for an epicardiac pacing lead having a flexible cable. In particular, the storage device of the present invention accommodates the flexible cable...
6021355 Surgical electrode having a partially insulated needle  
A surgical electrode of the type used as a temporary cardiac pacing wire provides electrical contact between a patient's heart and a source of electrical pulses (i.e., a pacemaker). One end of the...
5957968 Suture sleeve with lead locking device  
An anchoring sleeve for retaining an electrical lead including a sleeve base and a locking member latchable to the sleeve base to lock the locking member to the sleeve base encircling the lead and...
5792217 Temporary bipolar heart wire  
The present invention includes within its scope a temporary lead for pacing, sensing, monitoring, or defibrillating at least a portion of a human or animal organ, and methods for implanting and...
5766224 Temporary, post-heart surgery cardioverting and pacing system and lead systems for use therein  
A post-surgical atrial cardioverting, atrial pacing, and ventricular pacing system and lead system provides for cardioverting the atria, pacing the atria, and/or pacing the ventricles of the heart...
5716392 Minimally invasive medical electrical lead  
A medical electrical lead which may be introduced using a thorascope and is used to electrically stimulate tissue, such as a heart. The lead of the present invention has a "ski-shaped" needle, a...
5609615 Implantable cardiac stimulation device with warning system and conductive suture point  
A cardiac simulator including a patient warning apparatus, having an electrically conductive suture point in electrical communication with the patient warning apparatus. An electrically conductive...
5584874 Medical electrical lead having improved anchoring sleeve  
A medical electrical lead which features an improved anchoring sleeve. Specifically the anchoring sleeve has a first end and a second end and further has a series of circumferential suture grooves...
5489294 Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead  
A chronic myocardial pacing lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to and the sensing of electrical signals from the myocardium of a human heart. In one embodiment the lead is bipolar, having...
5425751 Method and apparatus for optimum positioning of a muscle stimulating implant  
A method and apparatus for determining the optimum location for implanting a muscle stimulating electrode. A test probe is provided for producing an electric current at various muscle tissue...
5423876 Intramuscular lead having improved insertion  
An intramuscular lead for the electrical stimulation of muscle tissue. The improved lead has a needle connected to a strand of suture, a coiled conductor coupled to the strand by a tapered section...
5366496 Subcutaneous shunted coil electrode  
A body implantable cardioversion/defibrillation device includes an electrically conductive lead, three lead extensions coupled to the lead through a junction body, and an electrode array...
5350419 Cardiac pacing lead  
A novel cardiac pacing lead. The pacing lead has a conductive wire comprising a single filament of a low modulus metal. A surgical needle is mounted to a distal end of the wire and an electrode...
5324323 Multiple channel cardiosynchronous myoplasty apparatus  
A neuromuscular stimulation apparatus and procedure, which employs multiple channels of stimulation for the purpose of supplying directional control of blood flow in addition to augmenting the...
5314464 Method and applicator tool for implanting cardiac defibrillation electrodes  
A tool and method for inserting cardiac defibrillation electrodes into a patient. The tool includes an elongated electrode support tube having a rounded distal end and a proximal end; a finger...
5284146 Removable implanted device  
An implantable, extractable probe for attachment to a vessel or organ. The probe is made up of an elongate probe body having front and rear ends, and top and bottom sides, the elongate probe body...
5273053 Suture sleeve with lead locking device  
A suture sleeve for facilitating the ligature of an implanted lead to a patient's vein or underlying tissue. The suture sleeve comprises a main sleeve body having a first, longitudinal throughbore...
5217027 Temporary cardiac lead  
A temporary cardiac lead for establishing electrical contact between a body tissue and a pulse generator. The lead includes a flexible conductor having a proximal end and a distal end. The...
5107856 Multiple lead suture sleeve  
A suture sleeve for securing the leads of a multiple lead implantable medical device includes lead gripping and anchoring portions. The sleeve has a pair of flexible side walls and longitudinally...
4541440 Bipolar epicardial temporary pacing lead  
The bipolar epicardial temporary pacing lead (10 or 110) comprises a lead body (22 or 122) containing first and second spaced apart wire conductors (24 or 124 and 26 or 126) each encased in...
4530368 Temporary bipolar pacing lead  
The bipolar temporary pacing lead comprises a lead body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and including first and second spaced apart wire conductors each encased in an...
4444207 Method of anchoring a temporary cardiac pacing lead  
A temporary cardiac pacing lead is provided with a multiple stranded flexible wire conductor having an insulating coating extending over a major portion of the length of the wire except for an...
4442840 Electrical connector apparatus and method for a temporary cardiac pacing wire  
An electrical connector for a temporary cardiac pacing wire is formed by placing a male lead through a connector body and securing it in place by means of a lockable cap. The male lead is formed...
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