US Patent No: 6,401,334

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Apparatus for laser stripping coated cables for endocardial defibrillation leads and method of manufacture of such leads

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An apparatus and method for laser stripping coated cables for endocardial defibrillation leads comprising a jig for holding at least one insulated wire, the jig having a base plate, a linear stripping area on the plate, a first clasp mounted on the plate for holding a first end of the wire, at least two primary pins mounted on the plate on a first side of the linear stripping area, at least one secondary pin mounted on the plate on a second side of the linear stripping area, and a second clasp mounted on the plate for holding a second end of the wire; and a laser effective to remove insulation from the insulated wire, the laser being mounted to effectively remove insulation in the linear stripping area.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERMEDICS, INC.ANGLETON, TX271

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
McLean, Arthur G N Lake Jackson, TX 2 5
Reddy, G Shantanu Houston, TX 51 165

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