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Kenneth B Stokes: Drug dispensing body implantable lead. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Joseph F Breimayer, John L Rooney, March 26, 1985: US04506680 (512 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site including a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed while allowing the dispensing of that drug at least adjacent the desired body stimulation site. The drug may be one which is inten ...


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Kenneth B Stokes: Drug dispensing body implantable lead employing molecular sieves and methods of fabrication. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Joseph F Breimayer, John L Rooney, March 25, 1986: US04577642 (398 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site including a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed while allowing the dispensing of that drug at least adjacent the desired body stimulation site. The drug is retained in a cavity w ...


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Kenneth B Stokes, Adrianus P Donders: Leadless multisite implantable stimulus and diagnostic system. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, September 29, 1998: US05814089 (381 worldwide citation)

There is provided an implantable system and method for delivering stimulus pulses and/or collecting data from a plurality of sites within a patient's body, having a main controller device with a power source, a stimulator/sensing devices at each of said sites, and circuitry for high frequency transm ...


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Kenneth B Stokes: Body implantable lead. Medtronic, Vidas & Arrett, December 8, 1987: US04711251 (381 worldwide citation)

A body implantable lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to a desired body site including a drug dispenser carried by the lead which retains a drug to be dispensed while allowing a dispensing of that drug at least adjacent the desired body stimulation site. The drug may be one which is intende ...


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Wendy A Berthelsen, Kenneth B Stokes: Medical electrical lead employing improved penetrating electrode. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, March 26, 1991: US05002067 (178 worldwide citation)

A cardiac pacing lead or other stimulation lead carrying a drug compounded into a matrix, located within the distal portion of the lead. The drug is delivered to the tissue adjacent the distal end of the lead. In connection with the polymer matrix, the lead is provided with a penetrating electrode, ...


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Rick D McVenes, Kenneth B Stokes, Peter J Pohndorf, Keith J Proctor: Steroid eluting stitch-in chronic cardiac lead. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold R Patton, February 6, 1996: US05489294 (162 worldwide citation)

A chronic myocardial pacing lead for the delivery of stimulation energy to and the sensing of electrical signals from the myocardium of a human heart. In one embodiment the lead is bipolar, having a sleeve electrode implanted into the myocardium and a pad electrode positioned on the epicardium. The ...


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Edward D Di Domenico, Christopher M Hobot, Kenneth B Stokes, Arthur J Coury, Phong D Doan, Richard D Sandstrom: Medical electrical lead with polymeric monolithic controlled release device and method of manufacture. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, November 27, 1990: US04972848 (125 worldwide citation)

A cardiac pacing lead or other stimulation lead carrying a steroid compounded within a polymer matrix. The steroid is dispersed in thermoplastic or thermoset polyurethane or polyurea forming monomers or prepolymers. The mixture is then chain extended by addition of the appropriate difunctional or mu ...


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Kenneth B Stokes, Keith J Proctor, Tommy D Bennett, Rick D McVenes: Universal tined myocardial pacing lead. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, April 5, 1994: US05300107 (117 worldwide citation)

A myocardial pacing lead includes two sets of at least two tines placed to oppose each other. The lead is pressed against the epicardium and is rotated until a rough porous tip abrades the epicardium and allows the tip and the first row of tines to penetrate the myocardium. Excessive penetration and ...


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Kenneth B Stokes, Keith J Proctor, Rick D McVenes: Medical electrical lead and introducer system for implantable pulse generator. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold R Patton, August 22, 1995: US05443492 (91 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead for establishing electrical contact between a medical device and body tissue, in which an active fixation mechanism secures the lead in place while allowing a distal electrode on the lead to mechanically "float" with respect to the body tissue. In one embodiment, the active fixat ...


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John R Helland, Kenneth B Stokes: Non-fibrosing cardiac electrode. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Ryan & Vidas, July 5, 1977: US04033357 (89 worldwide citation)

Non-fibrosing implantable lead apparatus for muscle stimulation, such as cardiac stimulation, comprising an electrode formed from a non-thrombogenic conductive material, a conductor, a conductor encapsulating structure formed from a non-thrombogenic insulating material and a lodging structure for ho ...