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Gates James T, Stokes Kenneth B: Medical electrical lead system having a torque transfer stylet. Medtronic, May 1, 1996: EP0709111-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

A medical electrical lead system having a torque transfer stylet. In a preferred embodiment, the torque transfer stylet comprises an elongated, stylet wire having proximal, intermediate and distal sections. The proximal and distal section of the stylet wire have a first diameter. The intermediate se ...


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Stokes Kenneth B: Subcutaneously implantable lead with drug dispenser means.. Medtronic, March 10, 1982: EP0047013-A1 (28 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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King Wendell L, Stokes Kenneth B: Implantable electrical medical device with battery gas venting means. Medtronic, Schroeder Siegfried Ryan & Vidas, November 11, 1975: US3918460 (18 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrically actuated medical device having one or more electrochemical cells and operative electric circuitry mounted in a metallic container, all of which are positioned in a spacer member made of a material which is highly permeable with respect to hydrogen gas, relatively impervio ...


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Didomenico Edward D, Coury Arthur J, Hobot Christopher M, Doan Phong D, Stokes Kenneth B, Sandstrom Richard D: Medical electrical lead with polymeric monolithic controlled realease device and method of manufacture.. Medtronic, February 27, 1991: EP0414233-A2 (13 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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Mcvenes Rick D, Pohndorf Peter J, Stokes Kenneth B, Proctor Keith J: Drug eluting stitch-in chronic lead.. Medtronic, August 23, 1995: EP0668087-A1 (4 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 (20) implanted into the myocardium and a pad electrode (15) positioned on the epicar ...


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Stokes Kenneth B, Wyman Stuart J: Protecteur de pointes dun conducteur de stimulation par voie veineuse. Medtronic, January 30, 1981: FR2460860-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

L'INVENTION CONCERNE UN PROTECTEUR DE POINTES D'UN CONDUCTEUR DE STIMULATION INTRODUIT PAR VOIE VEINEUSE.


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Stokes Kenneth B: Nitrocellulose coatings improved by certain oxime adducts of polymeric fat acid based isocyanates. General Mills, January 11, 1972: US3634118 (1 worldwide citation)

Nitrocellulose coatings are improved through the use of adducts of certain aliphatic oximes and polymeric fat acid based isocyanates.


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Stokes Kenneth B, Morissette Josee: Systeme pour traiter genetiquement les anomalies de conduction cardiaque, System for genetically treating cardiac conduction disturbances. Medtronic, Medtronic, SMART & BIGGAR, January 22, 1998: CA2260756 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides delivery systems for delivering conduction protein genetic material to cardiac cells in localized areas of the heart to improve the conductance therein. More specifically, there is provided a system for delivering connexin proteins or nucleic acid molecules encoding co ...