US Patent No: 4,649,938

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Tissue-stimulating electrode having sealed, low-friction extendable/retractable active fixation means

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An electrode tip (14) of a tissue-stimulating lead provides active fixation of the tip of body tissue. Tissue attachment means (34), within the electrode tip, are selectively extended so as to protrude from the tip upon application of an external force. Otherwise, biasing means (40), also within the electrode tip, urge the tissue attachment means to a retracted position within the tip. Extension and retraction of the tissue attachment means are realized through the use of a carrier bobbin (44), to one end of which the tissue attachment means are affixed. The carrier bobbin is movably inserted into a barrel (30) of the tip. An O-ring (38) placed around the circumference of the carrier bobbin, sized so as to make sealable contact with the inside barrel wall, seals the back end of the barrel and prevents fluids from flowing therein. This O-ring also rolls along the surface of the carrier bobbin and barrel wall as the bobbin moves within the barrel, thereby reducing friction associated with the movement of the bobbin. The carrier bobbin moves to its extended position upon application of an axial force. This axial force is selectively supplied by a stylet (20) that passes through a lume (56) of the lead.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PACESETTER ABS171 95 SOLNA 1143
SIEMENS-ELEMA ABSOLNA52

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McArthur, William A 27544 Lovage Ct., Saugus, CA 91350 3 159

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TELECTRONICS, INC., A DE CORP. (2)
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* 4,463,765 Screw-in pacing lead assembly 75 1982
 
INNOMEDICA, INC. (1)
* 4,570,642 Endocardial extendable screw-in lead 81 1983
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 4,381,013 "J" Stylet wire 41 1981
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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* 8,160,723 Bipolar electrode that can be implanted 0 2009
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
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INTERMEDICS INC. (6)
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* 4,967,766 Implantable endocardial lead with fixation apparatus retractable by a lanyard 63 1989
* 5,152,299 Implantable endocardial lead with spring-loaded screw-in fixation apparatus 70 1991
* 5,593,433 Implantable endocardial lead with self-healing retractable fixation apparatus 47 1994
 
SYMBIOSIS CORPORATION (1)
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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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* 2011/0282,424 PERCUTANEOUS LEAD WITH DISTAL FIXATION 0 2011
 
BIOCONTROL MEDICAL LTD. (1)
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NDO Surical, Inc. (1)
7,736,373 Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration 6 2004
 
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (15)
8,287,554 Method and devices for tissue reconfiguration 9 2003
7,846,180 Tissue fixation devices and methods of fixing tissue 20 2003
7,896,893 Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration 2 2004
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7,722,633 Tissue reconfiguration 5 2004
* 2004/0193,193 Tissue reconfiguration 72 2004
* 2004/0193,194 Tissue reconfiguration 136 2004
7,713,277 Tissue reconfiguration 10 2004
* 2004/0194,790 Tissue reconfiguration 212 2004
7,776,057 Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration 44 2004
* 2006/0025,789 Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration 82 2004
8,852,216 Tissue approximation methods 0 2007
8,057,494 Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration 4 2009
* 2009/0198,254 Methods and Devices for Tissue Reconfiguration 19 2009
8,277,468 Tissue reconfiguration 0 2010
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (1)
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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (77)
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6,501,994 High impedance electrode tip 50 1998
6,321,122 Single pass defibrillation/pacing lead with passively attached electrode for pacing and sensing 13 1998
6,212,434 Single pass lead system 111 1998
* 6,152,954 Single pass lead having retractable, actively attached electrode for pacing and sensing 12 1998
* 6,085,119 Single pass endocardial lead for multi-site atrial pacing 29 1998
6,240,321 Expandable seal for use with medical device and system 59 1998
* 6,026,332 Implantable conformal coil patch electrode with multiple conductive elements for cardioversion and defibrillation 4 1999
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6,463,334 Extendable and retractable lead 50 1999
6,438,416 Device for the transvenous cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter including three coil electrodes 1 2000
6,505,082 Single pass lead system 61 2000
6,345,204 Single pass lead having retractable, actively attached electrode for pacing and sensing 36 2000
6,634,364 Method of deploying a ventricular lead containing a hemostasis mechanism 8 2000
6,901,288 Sealing assembly for intravenous lead 10 2001
6,741,894 Device for the transvenous cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter 1 2001
6,983,185 Lead with terminal connector assembly 19 2002
* 2003/0069,625 Lead with terminal connector assembly 24 2002
6,915,169 Extendable and retractable lead having a snap-fit terminal connector 44 2002
7,657,324 Seal for use with cardiac lead 3 2003
* 2004/0133,259 High impedance electrode tip 4 2003
7,245,973 His bundle mapping, pacing, and injection lead 46 2003
7,366,574 Device for the transvenous cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter 0 2004
7,412,290 Seal for use with medical device and system 4 2004
* 2005/0085,885 Expandable seal for use with medical device and system 4 2004
7,392,095 Extendable and retractable lead having a snap-fit terminal connector 29 2005
7,774,934 Method for making a terminal connector 5 2005
8,346,358 Pacemaker which reestablishes or keeps the physiological electric conduction of the heart and a method of application 13 2005
* 2006/0142,812 Pacemaker which reestablishes or keeps the physiological electric conduction of the heart and a method of application 36 2005
* 8,055,356 Lead system having friction mechanism and method therefor 0 2006
* 2008/0004,682 LEAD SYSTEM HAVING FRICTION MECHANISM AND METHOD THEREFOR 1 2006
* 2007/0067,008 Leads for pacing and/or sensing the heart from within the coronary veins 23 2006
8,078,287 His bundle mapping, pacing, and injection lead 19 2007
* 2009/0088,827 Lead assembly providing sensing or stimulation of spaced-apart myocardial contact areas 10 2007
8,209,035 Extendable and retractable lead having a snap-fit terminal connector 0 2008
* 2008/0262,587 EXTENDABLE AND RETRACTABLE LEAD HAVING A SNAP-FIT TERMINAL CONNECTOR 23 2008
8,423,139 Methods, devices and systems for cardiac rhythm management using an electrode arrangement 13 2008
8,326,423 Devices and methods for steering electrical stimulation in cardiac rhythm management 13 2008
* 2009/0005,846 Methods, Devices and Systems for Cardiac Rhythm Management Using an Electrode Arrangement 27 2008
* 2008/0319,499 Devices and Methods for Steering Electrical Stimulation in Cardiac Rhythm Management 27 2008
8,437,848 Apparatus for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart 9 2008
8,428,715 Methods for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart 13 2008
8,290,586 Methods, devices and systems for single-chamber pacing using a dual-chamber pacing device 14 2008
* 2009/0093,861 METHODS FOR TREATING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ELECTRIC CONDUCTION OF THE HEART 27 2008
* 2009/0093,859 APPARATUS FOR TREATING THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ELECTRIC CONDUCTION OF THE HEART 26 2008
8,285,376 Ventricular pacing 13 2009
8,050,775 Coronary vein lead having pre-formed biased portions for fixation 1 2009
* 2010/0049,288 CORONARY VEIN LEAD HAVING PRE-FORMED BIASED PORTIONS FOR FIXATION 4 2009
8,688,234 Devices, methods, and systems including cardiac pacing 7 2009
9,084,883 Thin profile conductor assembly for medical device leads 0 2010
8,285,398 Lead with terminal connector assembly 0 2010
9,254,380 MRI compatible tachycardia lead 0 2010
8,565,880 His-bundle capture verification and monitoring 5 2011
8,543,203 Endocardial pacing devices and methods useful for resynchronization and defibrillation 9 2011
8,880,169 Endocardial pacing relating to conduction abnormalities 0 2011
8,538,521 Systems, devices and methods for monitoring efficiency of pacing 9 2011
8,498,721 Coronary vein leads having pre-formed biased portions for fixation 1 2011
8,838,238 Ventricular pacing 1 2012
8,903,489 Methods, devices and systems for single-chamber pacing using a dual-chamber pacing device 0 2012
8,825,159 Devices and methods for steering electrical stimulation in cardiac rhythm management 1 2012
8,954,168 Implantable device lead including a distal electrode assembly with a coiled component 0 2013
9,008,768 Methods, devices and systems for cardiac rhythm management using an electrode arrangement 0 2013
8,812,106 Apparatus for treating the physiological electric conduction of the heart 2 2013
8,958,889 MRI compatible lead coil 0 2013
8,934,969 Systems, devices and methods for monitoring efficiency of pacing 0 2013
9,031,648 Endocardial pacing devices and methods useful for resynchronization and defibrillation 0 2013
8,983,623 Inductive element for providing MRI compatibility in an implantable medical device lead 2 2013
9,050,457 MRI conditionally safe lead with low-profile conductor for longitudinal expansion 0 2014
9,199,077 MRI conditionally safe lead with multi-layer conductor 0 2014
 
EP Technologies, Inc. (2)
* 5,293,869 Cardiac probe with dynamic support for maintaining constant surface contact during heart systole and diastole 484 1992
* 5,871,443 Cardiac mapping and ablation systems 111 1996
 
Pacesetter, Inc. (11)
* 5,228,455 Implant tool for extendable/retractable positive fixation lead 36 1991
* 5,324,325 Myocardial steroid releasing lead 117 1993
* 5,447,533 Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system 141 1993
* 5,531,780 Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system 152 1994
* 5,658,327 Intracardiac lead having a compliant fixation device 47 1995
* 7,092,766 Active fixation lead with multiple density 50 2003
* 7,991,484 Active fixation medical lead and related method and system 15 2007
* 8,108,054 Active fixation implantable medical lead configured to indicate via fluoroscopy embedment of helical anchor in cardiac tissue 12 2009
* 2010/0198,327 Active Fixation Implantable Medical Lead Configured to Indicate via Fluoroscopy Embedment of Helical Anchor in Cardiac Tissue 7 2009
8,718,794 Method for indicating embedment of a helical anchor in cardiac tissue via fluoroscopy 0 2011
9,242,102 Leadless pacemaker with radial fixation mechanism 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner