05366496 is referenced by 318 patents and cites 29 patents.

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 consisting of three electrodes, one electrode being coupled to each of the lead extensions. Each electrode has several separate electrically conductive paths, including a primary conductor in the form of a helically wound coil, and a linear shunt conductor in the form of a cable surrounded by the primary coil. The shunt cable is a composite, including a DBS core surrounded by an insulative coating. A dielectric sheath surrounds the shunt cable, preventing the cable from contacting the primary coil and isolating the shunt cable from contact with body tissue or body fluids. At each end of each electrode is a connector structure including a shunt connector attached to an end of the shunt cable, and an outer coil connector surrounding an end of the primary coil and the shunt connector. Both connectors are crimped to maintain the electrical and mechanical coupling. The junction body includes an electrically conductive plate having several bores directed inwardly into the plate. A thin wall portion on one side of each bore can be crimped following insertion of each lead or lead extension, to secure the electrical and mechanical connection.

Title
Subcutaneous shunted coil electrode
Application Number
8/41096
Publication Number
5366496
Application Date
April 1, 1993
Publication Date
November 22, 1994
Inventor
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
Jayne G Fangel
White Bear Lake
MN, US
Roger W Dahl
Andover
MN, US
Agent
Haugen and Nikolai
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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