Connector header grommet for an implantable medical device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7155283
APP PUB NO 20050131481A1
SERIAL NO

10732940

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Improvements in connector headers of implantable medical devices (IMDs) for making electrical and mechanical connections with a connector element of a proximal connector assembly of an electrical medical lead and components thereof are disclosed. A connector block disposed within a header body of the connector header has a threaded bore aligned with a header grommet aperture and a connector block bore aligned with a header connector bore. A penetrable grommet is disposed within the header grommet aperture, and a setscrew is threaded into the threaded bore having a setscrew socket disposed to be engaged by the tool inserted through the penetrable grommet within the header grommet aperture to enable rotation of the setscrew within the threaded bore to tighten the setscrew against or to loosen the setscrew from a lead connector element received in the header connector bore.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5656

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jin, Hui Shoreview, MN 130 1241
Rice, David C Blaine, MN 4 71
Ries, Andrew J Lino Lakes, MN 93 1875
Tidemand, Kevin K East Bethel, MN 12 1565
Zhao, Jennifer J Plymouth, MN 9 153

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
2001/0034,543 Ultrasonically welded, staked or swaged components in an implantable medical device 19 2001
 
Intermedics, Inc. (1)
5989077 Connector for implantable medical device 25 1998
 
Cardio-Pace Medical, Inc. (1)
4461194 Tool for sealing and attaching a lead to a body implantable device 36 1982
 
Pacesetter, Inc. (2)
4445511 Pacer electrode connector assembly 33 1982
4479489 Mechanically self-sealing closure 25 1983
 
PACESETTER AB (1)
4932409 Seal element in an implantable medical apparatus 12 1989
 
Coratomic, Inc. (1)
4316471 Organ stimulating apparatus with sealing setscrew 23 1980
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
5207218 Implantable pulse generator 126 1991
5522861 Access grommet assembly and devices using the assembly 23 1993
6205358 Method of making ultrasonically welded, staked of swaged components in an implantable medical device 72 1998
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (10)
* 2006/0247,716 Radially sealing set screw 5 2005
* 8105003 Method and apparatus for a fastener and a fastener cover including a sealable opening 2 2007
* 2010/0016,861 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A TWO-WAY TORQUE LIMITED WRENCH 1 2007
8942807 Header assemblies for implantable medical devices 1 2010
* 8585445 Apparatus and method for attaching a header to a housing of an implantable device 2 2011
* 2012/0052,710 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING A HEADER TO A HOUSING OF AN IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 0 2011
9242107 Seal plug 1 2014
9480849 Method of overmoulding top mounted seal plug cavities 0 2014
9724527 Color coded header bore identification using multiple images and lens arrangement 0 2014
9511235 Seal plug 0 2016
 
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. (2)
8096838 Header assembly for implantable medical devices 4 2010
* 2010/0233,896 HEADER ASSEMBLY FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 7 2010
 
Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (2)
8260424 Systems and methods for detecting a loss of electrical connectivity between components of implantable medical lead systems 6 2008
* 2010/0106,204 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING A LOSS OF ELECTRICAL CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN COMPONENTS OF IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL LEAD SYSTEMS 6 2008
 
Pacesetter, Inc. (2)
* 7308312 Setscrew retention in connector block for implantable medical device 5 2005
8359099 Torque wrench actuated open passage septum 0 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION (7)
8548601 Lead connection system for an implantable electrical stimulation system and methods for making and using the systems 1 2008
* 2010/0070,012 LEAD CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR AN IMPLANTABLE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SYSTEMS 8 2008
7798864 Low-profile connector for a neurostimulation lead 18 2009
8688217 Method to detect proper lead connection in an implantable stimulation system 2 2009
* 2010/0106,206 METHOD TO DETECT PROPER LEAD CONNECTION IN AN IMPLANTABLE STIMULATION SYSTEM 6 2009
* 8442637 Self-sealing septum assembly 0 2012
8666510 Lead connection system for an implantable electrical stimulation system and methods for making and using the systems 0 2013
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0217,340 Implantable Medical Device Connector System 3 2010
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (12)
8190260 Lead retention and sealing device 2 2009
8032221 Sealing setscrew 8 2009
* 2010/0249,871 Full Visibility Lead Retention 0 2009
* 2010/0249,869 Lead Retention and Sealing Device 3 2009
8875602 Torque wrench for implantable medical devices 0 2009
* 2010/0275,745 TORQUE WRENCH FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 2 2009
* 2010/0275,743 TOOL END FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 1 2010
* 8628348 Connector module assemblies, methods, and components for implantable medical electrical devices 5 2012
* 2013/0309,889 CONNECTOR MODULE ASSEMBLIES, METHODS, AND COMPONENTS FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ELECTRICAL DEVICES 3 2012
9079014 Connector module assemblies, methods, and components for implantable medical electrical devices 0 2014
9401562 Down the bore with open windows and manufacturing thereof 0 2015
9362660 Down the bore with open windows and manufacturing thereof 1 2015
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