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John E Kast, Charles E Peters, Jeffrey J Clayton: Implantable medical device with external recharging coil electrical connection. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Eric Waldkoetter, John Albrecht, January 7, 2003: US06505077 (163 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable implantable medical device with an improved external recharging coil electrical connection resistant to corrosion is disclosed. The electrical connection couples the external recharging coil to a recharge feedthrough. The rechargeable implantable medical device can be a medical device ...


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John E Kast, Andrew J Ries, Kelly Grimes: In-line lead header for an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, May 17, 2005: US06895276 (100 worldwide citation)

Implantable medical devices (IMDs) comprising a monitor or implantable pulse generator (IPG) having an IPG header to which lead connector assemblies of electrical medical leads are coupled, particularly, an improved in-line IPG header providing enhanced durability, ease of manufacture, and ease of u ...


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Oscar Jimenez, Guillermo Echarri, John E Kast, James E Riekels, Mark E Schommer: Implantable medical device with a recharging coil magnetic shield. Medtronic, IPLM Group P A, February 1, 2005: US06850803 (76 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable implantable medical device with a magnetic shield placed on the distal side of a secondary recharging coil to improve recharging efficiency is disclosed. The rechargeable implantable medical device can be a wide variety of medical devices such as neuro stimulators, drug delivery pumps ...


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Carl D Wahlstrand, John E Kast, Timothy J Denison, John J Grevious, Todd A Kallmyer: Closed loop long range recharging. Medtronic, Beth L McMahon, August 14, 2012: US08244367 (40 worldwide citation)

A charging system for an implantable medical device having a secondary coil. The charging system includes an external power source having at least one primary coil, a modulation, circuit operatively coupled to the primary coil and capable of driving it in a manner characterized by a charging paramet ...


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John E Kast, Andrew J Ries, Thomas C Bischoff: Apparatus for interconnecting implantable electrical leads and medical device. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, December 21, 1999: US06006135 (40 worldwide citation)

A system for connecting electrical leads having connector assemblies carrying electrical connectors to an implantable electrical device having a device housing containing electrical circuitry, including a first connector module fixedly mounted to the device housing, with a first set of electrical co ...


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John E Kast, Oscar Jimenez, Charles E Peters, James E Riekels, Mark E Schommer: Implantable medical device with external housing for a recharging coil. Medtronic, IPLM Group P A, September 28, 2010: US07805200 (37 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable implantable medical device with an external recharging coil carried on the medical device proximal face. The recharging coil can be attached to the medical device housing physically, or chemically, or a combination of both physically and chemically. The recharging coil electrically co ...


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Andrew J Ries, Robert L Olson, John E Kast, Jeffrey J Clayton, Randy S Roles: Connector assembly for connecting a lead and an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, January 12, 2010: US07647111 (25 worldwide citation)

A connector assembly for detachably coupling a proximal end of a lead and an implantable medical device. The connector assembly includes a deflectable connector clip having a first arm, a second arm and a top portion extending between the first arm and the second arm. The first arm and the second ar ...


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William J Taylor, Lynn M Seifried, William D Wolf, Andrew J Ries, John E Kast: Feedthrough apparatus with noble metal-coated leads. Medtronic, March 6, 2012: US08131369 (23 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are provided for an electrical device that employs a feedthrough including a hermetic seal that seals an interior region of the electrical device. The electrical device includes an electrical contact disposed within the interior region of the electrical device, and a wire ter ...


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Oscar Jimenez, Guillermo Echarri, John E Kast, James E Riekels, Mark E Schommer: Implantable medical device and electrical stimulation device with magnetic shield. Medtronic, IPLM Group P A, May 17, 2011: US07945334 (23 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable implantable medical device with a magnetic shield placed on the distal side of a secondary recharging coil to improve charging efficiency is disclosed. The rechargeable implantable medical device can be a wide variety of medical devices such as neuro stimulators, drug delivery pumps, ...


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Scott J Robinson, John E Kast, Andrew J Ries, Mary A Fraley, Jeffrey J Clayton, Randy Roles: Lead frame and strip molding for contact connectors in implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Paul H McDowall, April 26, 2005: US06884122 (19 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of electrically connecting components of an implantable medical device are disclosed. One embodiment is an apparatus having at least one electrical connector comprising a tab section and a housing at least partially enclosing the electrical connectors, wherein the housing is ...