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Eric S Fain, Mary E Bush: Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, March 1, 1994: US05290299 (243 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for fastening an implantable medical device, for example a defibrillator lead, to the heart. A lead electrode is placed in a desired position against the pericardium, pericardial tissue is grasped with a fastening tool, and the pericardial tissue is drawn away from epicardium an ...


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Mary E Bush, Craig E Mar, Eric S Fain: Multiple electrode deployable lead. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, February 1, 1994: US05282845 (221 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead comprises a flexible, conductive lead member having proximal and distal end portions. The distal end portion defines a plurality of separate, curvilinear electrodes which naturally extend laterally outwardly in a curved arrangement from the remainder of the lead. Ho ...


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Mark J Meltzer: Conforming implantable defibrillator. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, July 8, 1997: US05645586 (208 worldwide citation)

An implantable device, such as a defibrillator, has a conforming housing that is adapted to follow to the contours of the patient's body at a device implantation site, while complying with pressures applied to the patient's body and with body flexion. In one form of the invention, the device housing ...


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Paul M Paspa: Cardiac defibrillator with case that can be electrically active or inactive. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, July 9, 1996: US05534019 (142 worldwide citation)

A defibrillator having a housing for enclosing and containing defibrillation pulse generator circuitry, particularly adapted to allow for ease of manufacture and use. At least one surface of the housing is electrically conductive and connected to the defibrillation pulse generator circuitry for deli ...


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Drew A Hoffmann, M Elizabeth Bush: Lead having an integrated defibrillation/sensing electrode. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, July 9, 1996: US05534022 (136 worldwide citation)

An implantable defibrillator lead having an improved integrated bipolar defibrillation electrode is disclosed. The defibrillation electrode is electrically connected to the lead conductor at the distal end, and has an increased surface area portion at the distal end, for bipolar sensing with a right ...


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Timothy A Fayram: Capacitor for an implantable cardiac defibrillator. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, June 4, 1996: US05522851 (124 worldwide citation)

A capacitor having a housing defining a chamber, and having at least two internal alignment elements in the chamber. A plurality of capacitor layers, each having alignment holes formed therein to precisely fit the housing's alignment elements, is positioned within the chamber, with the alignment hol ...


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Craig E Mar: Implantable conductor coil formed from cabled composite wire. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, January 9, 1996: US05483022 (121 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead conductor comprises at least one helical coil formed from at least one electrical cable. Each cable is formed from several wires twisted in a ropelike configuration with at least some of the wires being helically wound around a central axis of the cable. Each wire is a composite ...


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Minh Duong Van: Method of quantifying cardiac fibrillation using wavelet transform. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, Mark J Meltzer, August 8, 1995: US05439483 (116 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for characterizing cardiac fibrillation using wavelet transforms. By characterizing the seriousness of a fibrillation episode, a defibrillation shock may be delivered to the heart with less excess energy than conventional ICDs. A wavelet transform i ...


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M Elizabeth Bush, Eric S Fain, Drew A Hoffmann, Benjamin D Pless: Lead with septal defibrillation and pacing electrodes. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, November 4, 1997: US05683447 (115 worldwide citation)

A lead system for use with an implantable pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator. The lead system includes a securable pace/sense electrode positioned between the distal tip of the lead and the tricuspid valve. The distal tip of the lead is positioned at the apex of the right ventricle and may or may ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush: Pulse generator with case that can be active or inactive. Ventritex, Steven M Mitchell, M Elizabeth Bush, Mark J Meltzer, April 15, 1997: US05620477 (115 worldwide citation)

A pulse generator having a housing for enclosing and containing pulse generator defibrillation circuitry, particularly adapted to allow for ease of manufacture and use, is disclosed. At least one surface of the housing is electrically conductive and connected to the pulse generator circuitry for del ...