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Dale A Wahlstrom, Terrell M Williams: Heart synchronized extractor for an implanted object. Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, October 7, 1997: US05674217 (132 worldwide citation)

A lead extraction device synchronized to the cardiac cycle which utilizes laser light to separate an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from fibrous scar tissue and thereby permit the implanted object to be extracted from a body. The extraction device features a catheter having a central lu ...


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Elisabeth L Belden, Dale A Wahlstrom, Mark Marshall, Scott E Jahns: Suture sleeve with lead locking device. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, September 28, 1999: US05957968 (86 worldwide citation)

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 engaging it around its full circumference. The locking member may be an arcuate member joined to said s ...


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Dale A Wahlstrom, Jay A Erlebacher, John L Sommer: Lead retention means. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, December 9, 2008: US07463933 (45 worldwide citation)

An elongate body of a medical device includes at least one retaining segment extending along a length of the body, the retaining segment including a plurality of fish-like scales directed in a first common direction.


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David D Verness, George M Huepenbecker, Dale A Wahlstrom: Medical electrical lead having coiled and stranded conductors. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, January 25, 2000: US06018683 (32 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead which has an increased resistance to fracture and has the capability of continued function after fracture of a conductor. The lead is provided with a coiled conductor which may be monofilar or multifilar and which extends along the length of the lead, running from an electrical c ...


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David D Verness, George M Huepenbecker, Dale A Wahlstrom: Medical electrical lead. Medtronic, September 4, 2001: US06285910 (28 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead which has an increased resistance to fracture and has the capability of continued function after fracture of a conductor. The lead is provided with a coiled conductor which may be monofilar or multifilar and which extends along the length of the lead, running from an electrical c ...


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David D Verness, George M Huepenbecker, Dale A Wahlstrom: Medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, September 12, 2000: US06119042 (23 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead which has an increased resistance to fracture and has the capability of continued function after fracture of a conductor. The lead is provided with a coiled conductor which may be monofilar or multifilar and which extends along the length of the lead, running from an electrical c ...


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Dale A Wahlstrom, Jay A Erlebacher, John L Sommer, Mark T Stewart: Lead retention means. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, May 1, 2007: US07212869 (20 worldwide citation)

A medical device having retention means extending along a length of an elongate body of the medical device including a plurality of projections adapted to interfere with a wall of a generally tubular vessel to retain the body within the vessel.


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David D Verness, George M Huepenbecker, Dale A Wahlstrom: Fracture resistant medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 9, 2000: US06061598 (17 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead which has an increased resistance to fracture and has the capability of continued function after fracture of a conductor. The lead is provided with a coiled conductor which may be monofilar or multifilar and which extends along the length of the lead, running from an electrical c ...


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David D Verness, George M Huepenbecker, Dale A Wahlstrom: Medical electrical lead. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, February 9, 2010: US07660635 (15 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead which has an increased resistance to fracture and has the capability of continued function after fracture of a conductor. The lead is provided with a coiled conductor which may be monofilar or multifilar and which extends along the length of the lead, running from an electrical c ...


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Timothy G Laske, Paul A Iaizzo, Mark A Hjelle, Josée Morissette, Dale A Wahlstrom: Isolated perfused heart preparation and method of use. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, May 16, 2006: US07045279 (11 worldwide citation)

An isolated heart preparation in which essentially normal pumping activity of all four chambers of the heart is preserved, allowing for the use of the preparation in conjunction with investigations of electrode leads, catheters, cardiac implants and other medical devices intended to be used in or on ...