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Gold wetting on ceramic surfaces upon coating with titanium hydride

The application of a titanium hydride coating on a ceramic, preferably an alumina ceramic, as a facile and inexpensive approach to bond gold to the ceramic during brazing is described. During the brazing process, the deposited titanium hydride is first partially decomposed to form pure titanium intermixed with titanium hydride.... Greatbatch Ltd

Introducer for a minimally invasive physiologic parameter recorder

An implantable monitoring device includes a flexible lead body that includes at least one sensing element. The device also includes a rigid main body connected to the flexible lead body at an attachment point. The rigid main body is generally centered about a longitudinal axis defined by the flexible lead... Greatbatch Ltd

Method for providing a high capacity cathode material with improved rate capability performance

The present invention related to an electrochemical cell comprising an anode of a Group IA metal and a cathode of a composite material prepared from an aqueous mixture of iron sulfate, cobalt sulfate and sulfur. The cathode material of the present invention provides an increased rate pulse performance compared to... Greatbatch Ltd

Cutting head for an intramedullary reamer

A cutting head for use with an intramedullary reamer is described. The reamer cutting head is of a unitary body construction that comprises a conically-shaped body having a bone cutting portion spaced from a barrel portion for attachment to a drive shaft. The bone cutting portion comprises a plurality of... Greatbatch Ltd

Modular screw caddy system with descriptive labels

A containment case assembly, including a tray and closing lid, comprises an upper frame that is configured to support from one to a plurality of removable screw decks is described. The screw decks have a column of first openings into which removable silicon plugs or inserts are positioned. The removable... Greatbatch Ltd

Low equivalent series resistance rf filter for an aimd

An AIMD includes a conductive housing, an electrically conductive ferrule with an insulator hermetically sealing the ferrule opening. A conductive pathway is hermetically sealed and disposed through the insulator. A filter capacitor is disposed on a circuit board within the housing and has a dielectric body supporting at least two... Greatbatch Ltd

Low-rate battery design

An electrochemical cell comprising a cathode and an anode residing within a casing, the anode being positioned distal of the cathode. The cathode having a cathode current collector having an angled configuration that encourages the cathode active material to move in an axial distal direction during cell discharge. The cathode... Greatbatch Ltd

System and improving nerve finding for peripheral nerve stimulation

Via a pulse generator, a trigger signal is generated. The trigger signal indicates one or more stimulation pulses are about to be delivered, or is being delivered, to a patient. The trigger signal is sent to a measurement instrument. Via the pulse generator, the one or more stimulation pulses are... Greatbatch Ltd

Mlcc filter on an aimd circuit board with conductive ground pin attached to a hermetic feedthrough ferrule

An EMI/energy dissipating filter for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) is described. The filter comprises a first gold braze hermetically sealing the insulator to a ferrule that is configured to be mounted in an opening in a housing for the AIMD. A lead wire is hermetically sealed in a... Greatbatch Ltd

Feedthrough seal apparatus, system, and method

In various examples, a feedthrough seal apparatus is configured to seal an opening in a device. The device includes a case surrounding an interior space, the case including the opening therein to allow access to the interior space from an exterior of the case. The feedthrough seal apparatus includes a... Greatbatch Ltd

Circuit board having a feedthrough wire connector for use in a medical device

A feedthrough filter capacitor assembly comprising a terminal pin connector is described. The terminal pin connector is designed to facilitate an electrical connection between the terminal pin comprising a multitude of compositions to a circuit board of an implantable medical device. The terminal pin connector comprises a clip portion positioned... Greatbatch Ltd

Systems and methods for reducing power consumption in an implantable medical device

A medical device includes telemetry circuitry configured to receive programming instructions. The medical device also includes stimulation circuitry configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses in response to the programming instructions to provide an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient. The stimulation circuitry includes a voltage converter, a multiplexor,... Greatbatch Ltd

Cutting heads for intramedullary reamers

A bone cutter for use within the intramedullary canal is described. The bone cutter comprises a frusto-conical cutting head that extends to a barrel portion for attachment to a drive shaft. The cutting head comprises a plurality of spaced apart blades having a tissue cutting edge that extends radially from... Greatbatch Ltd

Charge pump system, devices and methods for an implantable stimulator

A medical device for providing an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient includes a microcontroller configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses and a control signal. The medical device includes a stimulation driver coupled to the microcontroller. The stimulation driver is configured to amplify the electrical pulses into amplified... Greatbatch Ltd

Apparatus and electrocardiographic monitoring

In various examples, an apparatus includes an apparatus configured for implantation within a body of a patient. The apparatus, in some examples, includes a housing. At least one antenna extends from the housing, the antenna being flexible such that the antenna conforms to the body of the patient. In some... Greatbatch Ltd

Surrogate implanted medical device for energy dissipation of existing implanted leads during mri scans

A surrogate implantable medical device includes a thermally conductive and electrically conductive housing. A header connector block includes a header block body, where the header block body is attached to the housing. At least one connector cavity is located within the header block body and configured to be attachable to... Greatbatch Ltd

Nonaqueous electrolyte for lithium battery safety

A lithium ion electrochemical cell having an electrolyte with reduced carbonate content is described. The reduced carbonate electrolyte minimizes electrolyte out-gassing when the cell is exposed to temperatures above 100° C. The preferred electrolyte comprises a primary solvent of γ-butyrolactone and a secondary solvent comprising an aliphatic or halogen constituent.... Greatbatch Ltd

Retractor tools for minimally invasive hip surgery

A retractor system, kit and method of use include a plurality of retractors for use in retracting a wound during a minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery to define an access space to a surgical site is discussed. Each of the retractors comprises a handle portion configured to be held by a... Greatbatch Ltd

Minimally invasive bone sparing acetabular reamer

An orthopedic bone cutter for cutting bone and tissue is described. The orthopedic bone cutter comprises a cutting shell and a cutting insert that resides within an opening that extends through the apex region of the shell. A pin and slot mechanism positioned within the shell interior provides for independent... Greatbatch Ltd

High voltage capacitor having a dual tantalum anode/cathode current collector electrode assembly housed in a dual separator envelope design

A capacitor having at least two side-by-side anodes with a cathode current collector disposed between the anodes and housed inside a casing is described. Cathode active material is supported on the opposed major faces of the current collector and the current collector/cathode active material subassembly is housed in a first... Greatbatch Ltd

High voltage tantalum capacitor with improved cathode/separator design and manufacture

A wet tantalum capacitor of either a single anode design or of multiple anode configurations having cathode active material supported on the casing and sealed in its own separator material is described. The separator “covers' the cathode active material and is adhered directly to the casing. For a multiple anode... Greatbatch Ltd

High voltage dual anode tantalum capacitor with facing casing clamshells contacting an intermediate partition

A wet tantalum capacitor of a dual anode design is described. The anodes are housed in their own casing compartments, which are separated from each other by an intermediate partition. Preferably, the casing comprises two clamshell-shaped members that house respective anodes. The clamshells face each other, but are prevented from... Greatbatch Ltd

Electrochemical cell casing having an open-ended main body portion of grade 5 or 23 titanium closed by upper and lower lids of grade 1 or 2 titanium

An electrochemical cell, preferably a secondary, rechargeable cell, including a casing comprised of a main body portion having opposed lower and upper open ends closed by respective lower and upper lids is described. The main body portion is composed of titanium Grades 5 or 23 having a relatively high electrical... Greatbatch Ltd

Mlcc filter on an aimd circuit board having an external ground plate adjacent to the hermetic seal insulator

An EMI/energy dissipating filter for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) is described. The filter comprises a first gold braze hermetically sealing the insulator to a ferrule that is configured to be mounted in an opening in a housing for the AIMD. A lead wire is hermetically sealed in a... Greatbatch Ltd

Sandwich cathode lithium battery with high energy density

A lithium electrochemical cell with increased energy density is described. The electrochemical cell comprises an improved sandwich cathode design with a second cathode active material of a relatively high energy density but of a relatively low rate capability sandwiched between two current collectors and with a first cathode active material... Greatbatch Ltd

Mlcc filter on an aimd circuit board with direct connect to gold braze between a hermetic feedthrough ferrule and insulator

An EMI/energy dissipating filter for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) is described. The filter comprises a first gold braze hermetically sealing the insulator to a ferrule that is configured to be mounted in an opening in a housing for the AIMD. A lead wire is hermetically sealed in a... Greatbatch Ltd

Mlcc filter on an aimd circuit board with conductive ground pin attached to a hermetic feedthrough ferrule

An EMI/energy dissipating filter for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) is described. The filter comprises a first gold braze hermetically sealing the insulator to a ferrule that is configured to be mounted in an opening in a housing for the AIMD. A lead wire is hermetically sealed in a... Greatbatch Ltd

Mlcc filter on an aimd circuit board with direct connect to gold braze between a feedthrough lead wire and a hermetic seal insulator

An EMI/energy dissipating filter for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) is described. The filter comprises a first gold braze hermetically sealing the Insulator to a ferrule that is configured to be mounted in an opening in a housing for the AIMD. A lead wire is hermetically sealed in a... Greatbatch Ltd

Hermetic filter feedthrough including mlcc-type capacitors for use with an active implantable medical device

A filter feedthrough is described. The filter feedthrough includes a conductive ferrule supporting a dielectric substrate having a body fluid side and a device side. At least one via hole provided with a conductive fill is disposed through the dielectric substrate from the body fluid side to the device side.... Greatbatch Ltd

Neurostimulator interconnection apparatus, system, and method

In various examples, an apparatus includes a neurostimulation interconnection apparatus including an elongate lead body including a lead proximal end and a lead distal end. The lead proximal end includes a first connector portion. A stimulation device includes a header. The header includes a second connector portion including a shape... Greatbatch Ltd

Bi-directional reamer assembly

An orthopedic reamer cutting tool is disclosed. The reamer is constructed having a hemispherical cutting shell that extends from an equatorial base to an apex. A plurality of cutting teeth, each having a primary tissue cutting surface, extend from the exterior surface of the cutting shell. A plurality of retractable... Greatbatch Ltd

Connector from the tab of an electrode current collector to the terminal pin of a feedthrough in an electrochemical cell

A process for creating a laser braze weld joint between a current collector and a terminal pin in the construction of electrochemical cells is described. The laser braze welding process utilizes a laser weld instrument to create a braze-like joint between two work pieces. The weld joint is created by... Greatbatch Ltd

Reamer handle coupling

A coupling mechanism designed to removably attach a reamer to the distal end of a spindle or shaft is disclosed. The coupling comprises a collar having an annular sidewall that defines a collar throughbore, the collar annular sidewall comprising a plurality of spaced part first slots that at least partially... Greatbatch Ltd

Graphene-enhanced orthopedic cutting instruments

An orthopedic reamer cutting tool is disclosed that incorporates a second material such as graphene having an increased coefficient of thermal conductivity to remove heat generated at the tissue cutting surface during use. The reamer is constructed having a hemispherical cutting shell that extends from an equatorial base to an... Greatbatch Ltd

Hybrid straight cup impactor

An orthopedic impactor device for positioning an orthopedic prosthetic cup implant during a hip replacement surgery is described. The impactor comprises a distal prosthetic cup engagement portion which is separated from a proximal strike plate by an elongated housing and handle. The housing has a length that extends from a... Greatbatch Ltd








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