Medtronic Assigned Patent for Connector Header for Implantable Medical DeviceTargeted News Service
By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 2 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been Assigned a patent (8,233,986) developed by Steve T. Deininger, Blaine, Minn., and Jeffrey J. Clayton, Ramsey, Minn., for a "connector header for implantable medical device."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A connector header includes a housing formed from a plastic material having a modulus of rigidity of 100 ksi or greater. The housing defines an opening for insertion of a lead. The connector header further includes a lead receptacle having an electrically conductive element. The electrically conductive element is operably couplable to a feedthrough of the implantable medical device. The lead receptacle is in communication with the opening and is disposed within the housing such that an electrical contact of the lead is electrically couplable to the conductive element of the receptacle when the lead is inserted into the receptacle."
The patent application was filed on July 12, 2007 (11/776,653). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,233,986&OS=8,233,986&RS=8,233,986
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.