US Patent No: 5,628,780

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Protective, visible suture sleeve for anchoring transvenous lead bodies

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A suture sleeve for anchoring the lead body of an implantable medical device is fabricated of a biocompatible, polymeric material to which has been added color pigment in clear contrast with the bodily tissue adjacent the sleeve. The sleeve is therefore readily visible to the naked eye to aid the physician in locating the sleeve during lead implant or lead revision. Furthermore, the tubular body may be radiopaque and, therefore, easily seen on a fluoroscope through the addition of a radiologically dense material, such as tantalum powder, to the plastic from which the sleeve is molded.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PACESETTER, INC.SYLMAR, CA2161

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Helland, John R Saugus, CA 77 1513
Li, Hong San Diego, CA 323 1971

Cited Art Landscape

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TELECTRONICS, INC., A DE CORP. (3)
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4,553,961 Suture sleeve with structure for enhancing pacing lead gripping 39 1984
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ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,320,100 Implantable prosthetic device having integral patency diagnostic indicia 87 1993
 
PACESETTER, INC. (1)
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UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,202,349 Radiopaque vessel markers 225 1978
5,047,050 Internal prosthesis with radiopaque annular portions 181 1990

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (5)
7,787,960 Lead anchoring assembly 3 2007
8,412,349 Three-piece button anchor and methods and devices using the anchor 0 2009
8,295,948 Tubular lead anchor and methods and devices using the anchor 0 2009
8,229,573 Spring passive lead anchor and methods and devices using the anchor 2 2009
8,467,883 Spring passive lead anchor and methods and devices using the anchor 0 2012
 
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. (4)
8,271,096 Pre-selected compression lead anchoring device 3 2008
8,249,719 Lead stabilizer with retention features 1 2008
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8,126,569 Compression control lead anchoring device 3 2008
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (4)
6,901,287 Implantable therapy delivery element adjustable anchor 31 2001
6,997,919 Implantable medical connector for medical tubing with anchoring features 37 2002
7,082,337 Suture sleeve 14 2003
8,532,789 Subcutaneous lead fixation mechanisms 0 2006
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
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SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
8,060,211 Method of reducing retinal stress caused by an implantable retinal electrode array 4 2007
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL AB (1)
8,649,881 Suture sleeve and a method for manufacturing a suture sleeve 0 2009
 
STD Manufacturing Ltd. (1)
5,906,596 Percutaneous access device 32 1996
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
6,985,777 Implantable electrode lead 9 2002
 
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