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Tantalum or niobium feedthrough conductor pins are provided with a thin, vacuum deposited metal coating to control oxidation growth during feedthrough fabrication. The coated feedthrough pins are incorporated into a feedthrough which includes a capacitive structure in electrical contact with the coated pin.

Title
Fabricating a combination feedthrough/capacitor including a metallized tantalum or niobium pin
Application Number
38273
Publication Number
5531003
Application Date
December 13, 1994
Publication Date
July 2, 1996
Inventor
Susan A Tettemer
Minneapolis
MN, US
Lynn M Seifried
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Harold R Patton
Daniel W Latham
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
H01G 7/00
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