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Volkert A Zeijlemaker, Ron Kalin, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Yong Kyun Cho, James D Reinke, Laurie D Foerster: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, September 13, 2005: US06944489 (115 worldwide citation)

An electrical lead includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, a first electrode disposed adjacent and joined to the distal end portion of the elongate body. Current flow within the first electrode is limited when a predetermined condition occurs, such as the ge ...


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James D Reinke, Jeffrey D Wilkinson, Ron Kalin, Laurie D Foerster, Volkert A Zeijlemaker: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, January 10, 2006: US06985775 (102 worldwide citation)

An electrical lead end cap includes a body defining a bore therein capable of receiving and retaining an end of an electrical lead and a connector capable of electrically coupling conductors leading to at least two electrodes. A method includes routing an electrical current induced in an electrical ...


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Volkert A Zeijlemaker, Ron Kalin, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Yong Kyun Cho, James D Reinke, Laurie D Foerster: Medical implantable system for reducing magnetic resonance effects. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, May 23, 2006: US07050855 (79 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for reducing the potentially harmful effects of electromagnetic waves on an implantable medical device. In one embodiment of the present invention, an implantable medical system comprising a dual threshold magnetic sensor capable of detecting an elevated magnetic ...


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Kevin R Seifert, Travis S Lee, Laurie D Foerster: Arrangement for implanting a miniaturized cardiac lead having a fixation helix. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Carol F Barry, Girma Wolde Michael, January 2, 2007: US07158838 (15 worldwide citation)

An introducer system and method for positioning and fixedly engaging a lead at an implantation site that includes a torque transfer sheath, extending from a proximal end to a distal end, receiving the lead, an outer sheath, having a distal end, receiving the lead positioned within the torque transfe ...


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Terrell M Williams, Laurie D Foerster, Bruce E Chivers: Helix rotation by traction. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Paul H McDowall, August 15, 2006: US07092764 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a “Z shaped” configuration for a pair of internal windings of a fiber core of a medical electrical lead which can be configured as or windings to provide counter-rotation an implanted cardiac lead. When fully assembled and implanted within a patient, a screw-type activ ...


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William J Havel, Teresa A Whitman, Laurie D Foerster, Mark T Marshall: Apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, August 11, 2015: US09101389

An apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device that includes a strap having an indentation configured for a fold of skin and fat layer to be positioned within the indentation as the subcutaneous device is advanced to a desired implantation site.


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Kevin R Seifert, Travis S Lee, Laurie D Foerster: Arrangement for implanting a miniaturized cardiac lead having a fixation helix. Medtronic, Medtronic, September 2, 2004: US20040172116-A1

An introducer system and method for positioning and fixedly engaging a lead at an implantation site that includes a torque transfer sheath, extending from a proximal end to a distal end, receiving the lead, an outer sheath, having a distal end, receiving the lead positioned within the torque transfe ...


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Volkert A Zeijlemaker, Ron Kalin, Gregory A Hrdlicka, Yong Kyun Cho, James D Reinke, Laurie D Foerster: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, Medtronic, May 1, 2003: US20030083726-A1

An electrical lead includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, a first electrode disposed adjacent and joined to the distal end portion of the elongate body. Current flow within the first electrode is limited when a predetermined condition occurs, such as the ge ...


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James D Reinke, Jeffrey D Wilkinson, Ron Kalin, Laurie D Foerster, Volkert A Zeijlemaker: Method and apparatus for shunting induced currents in an electrical lead. Medtronic, July 31, 2003: US20030144716-A1

An electrical lead end cap includes a body defining a bore therein capable of receiving and retaining an end of an electrical lead and a connector capable of electrically coupling conductors leading to at least two electrodes. A method includes routing an electrical current induced in an electrical ...


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Terrell M Williams, Laurie D Foerster, Bruce E Chivers: Helix rotation by traction. Medtronic, Medtronic, November 28, 2002: US20020177888-A1

The present invention discloses use of a “Z-shaped” configuration for a pair of internal windings of a fiber core of a medical electrical lead. As illustrated and described, these Z-shaped braids, or windings, are a primary source of counter-rotation for an electrode coupled to cardiac tissue during ...