Medtronic Assigned Patent for Complex Connector in Component Footprint of Implantable Medical DeviceTargeted News Service
By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 23 -- Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,249,710) developed by twelve co-inventors for a "complex connector in component footprint of implantable medical device." The co-inventors are Angela Rodgers, Minneapolis, Andrew J. Ries, Lino Lakes, Minn., Kurt J. Casby, Grant, Minn., John D. Norton, New Brighton, Minn., Mark D. Breyen, Plymouth, Minn., Dan D. Erklouts, Brooklyn Center, Minn., Brian J. Ross, Maple Grove, Minn., Timothy T. Bomstad, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Wayne L. Appleseth, Lino Lakes, Minn., Michael E. Clarke, St. Michael, Minn., Jeffrey L. Kehn, Chaska, Minn., and Scott J. Robinson, Forest Lake, Minn.The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "At least one storage component, for example a capacitor or a battery, of an implantable medical device includes two perimeter surfaces. Linear extensions of the two perimeter surfaces define a zone. An electrical connector, which is coupled to the storage component and includes at least one connection point for electrically connecting the storage component with at least one other component within the medical device, is contained within the zone defined by the linear extensions of the two perimeter surfaces."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 7, 2002 (10/266,651). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,249,710.PN.&OS=PN/8,249,710&RS=PN/8,249,710
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.