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Peter J Pohndorf, Richard A Erickson: Anterior cervical vertebral stabilizing device. Sulzer Spine Tech, Kenneth S Barrow, May 18, 1999: US05904683 (312 worldwide citation)

An implantable device for affixing to the anterior side of cervical vertebrae for stabilizing the cervical vertebral column. A plate has an anterior surface and a posterior surface and a plurality of through holes open at the anterior surface and at the posterior surface. Each hole has an anterior p ...


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Peter J Pohndorf, Peter M Mulier: Implantable pressure sensor lead. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, October 11, 1994: US05353800 (269 worldwide citation)

A pressure sensing lead, wherein a hollow needle extending from the distal end of the lead is coupled to a pressure transducer. The hollow needle may be coiled and adapted to be screwed into human tissue, for example through the ventricular septum from the right ventricle into the left ventricle of ...


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Peter J Pohndorf: Suture sleeve anchoring device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, August 4, 1987: US04683895 (227 worldwide citation)

The anchoring device is used to grip and anchor a suture sleeve received around a pacing lead body to underlying tissue. The anchoring device comprises a unitary body having an upper clip formation adapted to be received around a suture sleeve and a lower staple formation having opposed prongs. When ...


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Peter J Pohndorf, Edward A Schroeppel: Method and means of electrode selection for pacemaker with multielectrode leads. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, December 16, 1986: US04628934 (197 worldwide citation)

An electronic electrode switching/selection circuit minimizes the number of feedthroughs from a pacer case to a pacer neck needed to connect with pacing lead electrodes that will be actively used during operation of a pacer. These feedthroughs can be electronically connected with the desired electro ...


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Peter J Pohndorf: Neural stimulating lead with fixation canopy formation. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, April 21, 1987: US04658835 (178 worldwide citation)

The neural stimulating lead includes a hollow lead body and an active fixation stabilizing structure. The stabilizing structure comprises two pairs of laterally projecting vanes and an extendable membrane on a dorsal surface of the lead body adapted to be extended to apply pressure against a dorsal ...


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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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Peter J Pohndorf: Percutaneous lead introducing system and method. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, April 23, 1985: US04512351 (147 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for introducing a neural stimulator lead into the epidural space in the spinal cord of a patient includes an introducer into which an epidural needle assembly may be inserted through a cannula in the introducer. The introducer along with the epidural needle assembly, such as a ...


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Gust H Bardy, Peter J Pohndorf: Method and apparatus for cardiac defibrillation. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Reed A Duthler, December 29, 1992: US05174288 (129 worldwide citation)

A system of implantable defibrillation leads, and methods for their use. Each lead is provided with an elongated defibrillation electrode surface, made up of a plurality of electrode coils. Each electrode coil is mutually insulated from other electrode coils, and coupled to a separate electrical con ...


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Bradley J Wessman, Peter J Pohndorf, Paul J Robinson: Flexible band electrodes for medical leads. MicroNet Medical, Kevin W Cyr, Briggs and Morgan P A, December 10, 2002: US06493590 (117 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for use in stimulating a body tissue or organ that has a flexible band electrode. The band electrode includes at least one slot configured to provide increased flexibility. A lead having the electrode is also provided as well as a method for manufacturing a band electrode ha ...


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Peter J Pohndorf: Suture sleeve with lead locking device. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, December 28, 1993: US05273053 (106 worldwide citation)

A suture sleeve for facilitating the ligature of an implanted lead to a patient's vein or underlying tissue. The suture sleeve comprises a main sleeve body having a first, longitudinal throughbore for receiving the lead. The suture sleeve is provided with a manually-actuated pushbutton-type locking ...