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Flexible hermetic membranes with electrically conducting vias

Disclosed herein are electrically conductive and hermetic vias disposed within an insulator substrate of a feedthrough assembly and methods for making and using the same. Such aspects of the present invention consequently provide for the miniaturization of feedthrough assemblies inasmuch as the feedthrough components of the present invention are capable of supporting very small and hermetic conductively filled via holes in the absence of additional components, such as, for example, terminal pins, leadwires, and the like.. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Steerable medical device and method

In various examples, a system includes a steerable medical device including a handle including a longitudinal axis. An elongate shaft extends distally from the handle. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Metallurgically bonded gold pocket pad for grounding an emi filter to a hermetic terminal for an active implantable medical device

A feedthrough subassembly for an active implantable medical device includes a metallic ferrule having a conductive ferrule body, at least one surface disposed on a device side, and a ferrule opening passing through the at least one surface. An insulator body hermetically seals the ferrule opening of the conductive ferrule body by at least one of a first gold braze ceramic seal, a glass seal or a glass-ceramic seal. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Integral indicators for single-procedure devices

Disclosed herein are single-use integral indicators and methods and systems for employing the same. Such indicators and their uses are directed toward identifying and rendering inoperable single-procedure medical devices after their intended—and only—use.. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Process for manufacturing a leadless feedthrough for an active implantable medical device

A method of manufacturing a feedthrough dielectric body for an active implantable medical device includes the steps of: a) forming an alumina ceramic body in a green state, or, stacking upon one another discrete layers of alumina ceramic in a green state and pressing; b) forming at least one via hole straight through the alumina ceramic body; c) filling the at least one via hole with a ceramic reinforced metal composite paste; d) drying the alumina ceramic body and the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste; e) forming a second hole straight through the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste being smaller in diameter in comparison to the at least one via hole; f) filling the second hole with a substantially pure metal paste; g) sintering the alumina ceramic body, the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste and the metal paste; and h) hermetically sealing the feedthrough dielectric body to a ferrule.. . ... Greatbatch Ltd

Hermetically sealed feedthrough with co-fired filled via and conductive insert for an active implantable medical device

A hermetically sealed feedthrough for attachment to an active implantable medical device includes a dielectric substrate configured to be hermetically sealed to a ferrule or an aimd housing. A via hole is disposed through the dielectric substrate from a body fluid side to a device side. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Hermetic terminal for an aimd having a pin joint in a feedthrough capacitor or circuit board

A hermetically sealed feedthrough subassembly attachable to an active implantable medical device includes a first conductive leadwire extending from a first end to a second end, the first conductive leadwire first end disposed past a device side of an insulator body. A feedthrough filter capacitor is disposed on the device side. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Electrochemical current collector screen designs utilizing ultrasonic welding

An electrochemical cell comprising an electrode assembly having a plurality of cathodes in which the plurality of cathodes is electrically connected together at a connection tab junction is disclosed. The junction preferably comprises a plurality of cathode connection tabs that are folded over each other to construct a junction that is mechanically and electrically robust. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Closure system for the electrolyte fill port of an electrochemical cell

A closure system for the electrolyte fill port of an electrochemical cell is described. A cell header has an electrolyte fill port comprising an upper opening sidewall extending from a header upper surface to an intermediate ledge located part-way through the header thickness. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Cathode insulator design

Disclosed herein are electrochemical cells that generally relate to the conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy. More particularly, the present disclosure is directed to primary lithium electrochemical cells possessing insulator pocket structures, which substantially envelope cathode components to prevent lithium cluster formation therein.. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Hermetic terminal for an active implantable medical device with composite co-fired filled via and body fluid side brazed leadwire

A feedthrough subassembly is attachable to an active implantable medical device. A via hole is disposed through an electrically insulative and biocompatible feedthrough body extending from a body fluid side to a device side. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Hermetic terminal for an aimd having a composite brazed conductive lead

An insulative feedthrough attachable to an active implantable medical device includes a feedthrough body having a material which is both electrically insulative, biocompatible and separates a body fluid side from a device side. A passageway is disposed through the feedthrough body. ... Greatbatch Ltd

Dual weld plug for an electrochemical cell

The present invention is directed to an electrochemical cell having plate electrodes housed inside a mating “clamshell” casing. When mated together, the casing components are form-fitting with respect to the internal battery structure so as to reduce the overall size of the electrochemical package. ... Greatbatch Ltd

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

03/15/18 / #20180070876

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/08/18 / #20180069241

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 iron disulfide cathode material. ... Greatbatch Ltd

02/15/18 / #20180042618

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180008822

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180008364

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358801

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

11/23/17 / #20170338043

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

11/23/17 / #20170333703

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

11/23/17 / #20170333701

System and method for 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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

10/12/17 / #20170291034

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

08/31/17 / #20170246451

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

08/17/17 / #20170232260

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

08/17/17 / #20170231643

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

08/10/17 / #20170224243

Apparatus and method for 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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

07/06/17 / #20170194668

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

07/06/17 / #20170189678

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170164955

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170164939

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 user, a curved bend portion distal of the handle portion, and a wound contact portion attached to the curved bend portion. ... Greatbatch Ltd

05/04/17 / #20170125178

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

05/04/17 / #20170125177

High voltage tantalum capacitor with improved cathode/separator design and method of 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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170117866

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170117512

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 resistivity material while the lower and upper lids are composed of titanium grades 1 or 2. ... Greatbatch Ltd

04/13/17 / #20170104207

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 having a relatively low energy density but of a relatively high rate capability in contact with the opposite sides of the two current collectors. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087356

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087355

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/30/17 / #20170087354

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/23/17 / #20170080239

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

03/09/17 / #20170065813

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

02/09/17 / #20170035443

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

02/02/17 / #20170033349

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

01/05/17 / #20170000540

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. ... Greatbatch Ltd

01/05/17 / #20170000502

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 apex at a distal end. ... Greatbatch Ltd

01/05/17 / #20170000499

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 extend through the sidewall and a shank disposed within the collar throughbore. ... Greatbatch Ltd








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