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Buehl E Truex, Scott R Gibson, Alvin H Weinberg: Implantable medical device having shielded and filtered feedthrough assembly and methods for making such assembly. Pacesetter, November 4, 1997: US05683435 (139 worldwide citation)

A wireless feedthrough assembly, for coupling leads received in the receptacles of a connector assembly to the electronic circuit within a cardiac pacemaker, includes a weld ring mounted in hermetically sealed fashion within a housing wall of the pacemaker and itself hermetically sealed to an interm ...


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Buehl E Truex, William H Stutz Jr: Feedthrough connector for implantable medical device. Siemens Pacesetter, Malcolm J Romano, June 19, 1990: US04934366 (127 worldwide citation)

A feedthrough connector for an implantable medical device, combines the connector function with the feedthrough function and eliminates the need for the cast epoxy connector previously used on such devices. The feedthrough connector includes a barrel assembly having open and closed ends. The open en ...


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Buehl E Truex, Scott R Gibson, Alvin H Weinberg: Implantable medical device having shielded and filtered feedthrough assembly and methods for making such assembly. Pacesetter, April 15, 1997: US05620476 (121 worldwide citation)

A wireless feedthrough assembly, for coupling leads received in the receptacles of a connector assembly to the electronic circuit within a cardiac pacemaker, includes a weld ring mounted in hermetically sealed fashion within a housing wall of the pacemaker and itself hermetically sealed to an interm ...


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Alvin H Weinberg, Buehl E Truex: Vertically integrated semiconductor package for an implantable medical device. Pacesetter, January 11, 2000: US06014586 (116 worldwide citation)

An electronic package having vertically integrated components placed upon a substrate surface is configured to increase packing density of the components. Integrated circuits which are vertically-stacked and attached to the substrate surface communicate with surrounding components through connection ...


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Yelena Nabutovsky, Sheldon Williams, Mark W Kroll, Buehl E Truex, Rodney J Hawkins, Adam Klonecke, Anders Bjorling, John W Poore: Tissue contact for satellite cardiac pacemaker. Pacesetter, April 3, 2007: US07200437 (96 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac system has a master pacing unit and a remote satellite pacing unit. The master pacing unit is electrically coupled to a right side of a patient's heart via a lead assembly. The satellite pacing unit is a leadless device mounted on the left side of the patient's heart and is wi ...


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Robert A Stevenson, Geddes Frank Tyers, Buehl E Truex, Barry C Muffoletto, Joseph Spaulding, Scott W Kelley, Christine A Frysz: RFID detection and identification system for implantable medical devices. Greatbatch, Michael F Scalise, January 10, 2012: US08093991 (74 worldwide citation)

An RFID tag is disposed within a hermetically sealed housing of an IMD. Low frequency RFID interrogators and tags are used, and the housing walls are made of materials, and/or are reduced in thickness, to facilitate RF communication between the RFID tag and an RFID reader/interrogator programmer. An ...


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Christopher Fleck, Buehl E Truex, Russell Klehn, Anna Barlow: System for lead retention and sealing of an implantable medical device. Pacesetter, August 1, 2006: US07083474 (64 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly for coupling an electrical lead to an electrically energized device includes a non-conductive housing member with an elongated bore. A block member in the bore proximate the sealed end has a coaxial through bore. A first of multiple side by side pairs of seal assemblies and cont ...


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Dion Frank Davis, Buehl E Truex, Clyde K Nason, William H Stutz Jr: Implantable medical device with a reduced volumetric configuration and improved shock stabilization. Pacesetter, April 21, 1998: US05741313 (59 worldwide citation)

A cardiac stimulation device having a reduced volumetric configuration contains a pair of high-voltage cylindrical discharge capacitors positioned at rounded edges within a device container. The capacitors have electrical contact tabs at one end which are inserted directly through apertures formed w ...


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Robert A Stevenson, Warren S Dabney, Christine A Frysz, Buehl E Truex, Henry R Halperin, Albert C Lardo: Frequency selective passive component networks for implantable leads of active implantable medical devices utilizing an energy dissipating surface. Greatbatch, Kelly Lowry & Kelley, March 30, 2010: US07689288 (56 worldwide citation)

Decoupling circuits are provided which transfer energy induced from an MRI pulsed RF field to an energy dissipating surface. This is accomplished through broadband filtering or by resonant filtering. In a passive component network for an implantable leadwire of an active implantable medical device, ...


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Rodney J Hawkins, Wisit Lim, Buehl E Truex: Side actuated lead connector assembly for implantable tissue stimulation device. Pacesetter, August 6, 2002: US06428368 (43 worldwide citation)

A setscrewless connector assembly mounted on an implantable tissue stimulation device has an actuator mechanism for fixing, sealing and electrically isolating one or more electrical leads inserted into one or more corresponding lead receptacles within the connector assembly. Fixing and sealing of a ...