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Implantable medical device with locking datum arrangement between df4/is4 assembly and header

Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

Implantable devices with thin film feedthrough

Implementations described and claimed herein provide implantable electronic devices having a thin film feedthrough and methods of manufacturing the same. In one implementation, an implantable electronic device includes a housing enclosing one or more internal electronic components within a hermetic environment. ... Pacesetter Inc

Leads for extraforaminal stimulation of dorsal roots and dorsal root ganglia and related methods

The present disclosure generally relates to extraforaminal electrical stimulation systems and leads for electrical stimulation of the dorsal root and dorsal root ganglion (drg), minimally invasive implantation methods therefore, and related methods of providing extraforaminal electrical stimulation of the dorsal root and drg for the treatment of a medical condition. In accordance with certain aspects, the extraforaminal electrical stimulation leads and methods are particularly suited for stimulation of dorsal roots and drg of the cervical and thoracic spine.. ... Pacesetter Inc

Systems and methods for generating pink noise stimulation

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for delivering pink noise stimulation. A neurostimulation system includes a stimulation lead comprising a plurality of contacts, and a pulse generator communicatively coupled to the stimulation lead and configured to generate white noise, filter the generated white noise to generate pink noise, apply a high pass filter to the pink noise, apply thresholding to the filtered pink noise, convert each excursion in the thresholded pink noise into a square pulse to generate a final pink noise signal, and cause stimulation to be delivered by the stimulation lead based on the final pink noise signal.. ... Pacesetter Inc

Systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor

Systems and methods are provided for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An insertion system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (icm). ... Pacesetter Inc

Pouch battery for use in implantable electronic devices

Disclosed herein is a battery with a pouch-type enclosure for use with an implantable electronic device. The battery may have greater than 20 megaohms of isolation between the anode and the external surface of the pouch-type battery enclosure and the cathode and the external surface of the pouch-type battery enclosure. ... Pacesetter Inc

Weld shielding apparatus and method of use

A resistance weld shielding control system includes a computer that is executed to control a fixture to receive and hold at least one part to be welded. The computer also controls one or more electrodes to apply electrical energy to the part for welding the at least one part, and controls a gas delivery system to direct an inert gas onto the part for shielding the part from the ambient atmosphere via a nozzle. ... Pacesetter Inc

Process for using persulfate in a low ph etch solution to increase aluminum foil capacitance

Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a persulfate, a halide, an oxidizing agent, and a sulfate. An etch resist can be added to the anode foil prior to etching. ... Pacesetter Inc

Process additives to reduce etch resist undercutting in the manufacture of anode foils

Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of adding an etch resist to the anode foil and treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a sulfate, a halide, an oxidizing agent, a surface active agent, and a non-ionic surfactant. The anode foil is etched in the electrolyte bath composition by passing a charge through the bath. ... Pacesetter Inc

Use of nonafluorobutanesulfonic acid in a low ph etch solution to increase aluminum foil capacitance

Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a perfluoroalkylsulfonate, a sulfate, a halide, and an oxidizing agent. The anode foil is etched in the electrolyte bath composition by passing a direct current charge through the bath. ... Pacesetter Inc

Managing dynamic connection intervals for implantable and external devices

A method, system and external instrument are provided. The method initiates a communication link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd), established a first connection interval for conveying data packets between the ei and imd and monitors a connection criteria that includes at least one of a data throughput requirement. ... Pacesetter Inc

Method of screening high rate electrochemical cells

A method of screening a battery for failure mechanisms is provided. The method may include activating an electrochemical cell. ... Pacesetter Inc

Systems and methods for implantable automatic mri mode enabling

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an active implantable medical device (aimd). The aimd includes a processor, a first magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a handheld magnet, and at least one second magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner. ... Pacesetter Inc

System and method for determining neuronal system response

Systems and methods are provided for determining a system response for a neuronal region of interest (roi). The method comprises positioning an electrode proximate to the neuronal roi. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139799

Systems and methods for establishing a communication link between an implantable medical device and an external instrument

Systems and methods are provided for establishing a bi-directional communication link with an implantable medical device. The systems and methods include an implantable medical device (imd) and an external instrument configured to establish a wireless bi-directional communication link there between over a wireless protocol. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/17/18 / #20180138463

Battery with enhanced resistance to dendrite formation

A battery includes a case having a feedthrough port, a feedthrough assembly disposed in the feedthrough port, and a cell stack disposed within the case. The feedthrough port includes an inner conductor and an insulator core separating the inner conductor from the case. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133465

Fixation sleeve equipped leadless pulse generator

A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131085

Systems and methods for an antenna of an implantable electronic device

Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device having a housing containing an electrical circuit. The implantable electronic device further includes an antenna assembly coupled to the electrical circuit. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126180

Leadless cardiac pacemaker system for usage in combination with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

A cardiac pacing system comprising one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers configured for implantation in electrical contact with a cardiac chamber and configured to perform cardiac pacing functions in combination with a co-implanted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd). The leadless cardiac pacemaker comprises at least two leadless electrodes configured for delivering cardiac pacing pulses, sensing evoked and/or natural cardiac electrical signals, and bidirectionally communicating with the co-implanted icd.. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126169

System and method for determining a stimulation threshold for closed loop spinal cord stimulation

System and methods are provided for determining a stimulation threshold for closed loop spinal cord stimulation (scs). The system and methods provide a lead coupled to an implantable pulse generator (ipg). ... Pacesetter Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126161

System and method for rate modulated cardiac therapy utilizing a temperature senor

A cardiac rhythm management system provides an increase in pacing rate as a combination of responses to three characteristics of a relative-temperature signal: a dip, a positive slope, and a positive magnitude. The relative-temperature signal is the difference between a short-term and a long-term temperature average. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117346

Systems and methods for patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device

Systems and methods are provided for managing patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device (imd). The systems and methods collect transient data using the imd. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104452

Catheter-based system for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker

Catheter-based delivery systems for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker include features to facilitate improved manipulation of the catheter and improved capture and docking functionality of leadless pacemakers. Such functionality includes mechanisms directed to deflecting and locking a deflectable catheter, maintaining tension on a retrieval feature, protection from anti-rotation, and improved docking cap and drive gear assemblies.. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104451

Catheter-based system for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker

Catheter-based delivery systems for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker include features to facilitate improved manipulation of the catheter and improved capture and docking functionality of leadless pacemakers. Such functionality includes mechanisms directed to deflecting and locking a deflectable catheter, maintaining tension on a retrieval feature, protection from anti-rotation, and improved docking cap and drive gear assemblies.. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104450

Catheter-based system for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker

Catheter-based delivery systems for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker include features to facilitate improved manipulation of the catheter and improved capture and docking functionality of leadless pacemakers. Such functionality includes mechanisms directed to deflecting and locking a deflectable catheter, maintaining tension on a retrieval feature, protection from anti-rotation, and improved docking cap and drive gear assemblies.. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104449

Catheter-based system for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker

Catheter-based delivery systems for delivery and retrieval of a leadless pacemaker include features to facilitate improved manipulation of the catheter and improved capture and docking functionality of leadless pacemakers. Such functionality includes mechanisms directed to deflecting and locking a deflectable catheter, maintaining tension on a retrieval feature, protection from anti-rotation, and improved docking cap and drive gear assemblies.. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083260

Battery electrode and methods of making

In some embodiments, a battery, a cathode for a battery, and a method for making a cathode and a battery are provided. The method comprises the steps of at least combining an electrode active material, one or more conductive diluents, a binder and a solvent to form an electrode active mixture having a first solvent to powder weight ratio, reducing a solvent to powder weight ratio to form a paste, feeding the paste into a plastic tube; and calendering the plastic tube. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078777

Implantable medical device and method for managing advertising and scanning schedules

A method and device for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd) are provided. The method stores, in a memory in at least one of the imd or the ei, a base scanning schedule that defines a pattern for scanning windows over a scanning state. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070983

System for repeated delivery of implantable devices

Disclosed herein is a medical tool adapted to engage and disengage with leadless pacemakers to allow for the repeated use of the tool in delivering and implanting multiple leadless pacemakers into a patient heart in a serial or repeated manner. The tool includes a handle, an attachment mechanism, a torque portion, and a rotation limiter. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069303

Systems and methods for incorporating a patch antenna in an implantable medical device

Systems and methods for an implantable medical device which utilizes a patch antenna for communicating with an external device. The implantable medical device includes a housing, a header, and a patch antenna formed using an rf plate and a ground plate, which may be or include a metal surface of the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056077

Implantable medical devices including a laser etched surface in bonded areas

The present disclosure provides medical devices and methods of manufacturing medical devices wherein the medical device includes at least one bonding surface that has been roughed by laser etching to increase its surface area and improve its bonding characteristics. In many embodiments, the medical device is an implantable medical device that includes a hermetically sealed metallic housing that is bonded to a prefabricated non-metailic header. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056076

Methods and systems for selectively delivering different types of bi-ventricular pacing

Baseline biv pacing is delivered and a corresponding baseline biv efficacy score is determined. Intrinsic av conduction is allowed and an intrinsic av conduction interval is determined. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050195

Medical tool employing a warning mechanism notifying that a rotational limit has been reached

A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050194

Medical tool employing a warning mechanism notifying that a rotational limit has been reached

A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050193

Medical tool employing a warning mechanism notifying that a rotational limit has been reached

A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050192

Medical tool employing a warning mechanism notifying that a rotational limit has been reached

A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050191

Medical tool employing a warning mechanism notifying that a rotational limit has been reached

A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/15/18 / #20180049251

Systems and methods for establishing a communication link between an implantable medical device and an external instrument

Systems and methods are provided for establishing a bi-directional communication link with an implantable medical device. The systems and methods include an implantable medical device (imd) and an external instrument configured to establish a wireless bi-directional communication link there between over a wireless protocol. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043173

Systems and methods for patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device

Systems and methods are provided for managing patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device (imd). The systems and methods collect transient data using the imd. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042553

Implantable device with a tail extension including embedded sensor and antenna

A device and method for an implantable cardiac monitor device are provided comprising a device housing having sensing circuits and radio frequency (rf) communications circuits housed within the housing. The device further comprising a tail extension having a proximal end, a distal end, and an extension body extended there between wherein the proximal end is coupled to the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042552

Antenna for an implantable cardiac monitoring devie

An implantable cardiac monitoring device and method of manufacture are provided. The device comprises a device housing having electronic components therein. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040902

Electrode current collector design in a battery

A battery includes an anode, an electrolyte, and a cathode. The cathode includes a current collector formed from a mesh structure with an opening pattern. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033561

Aluminum electrolytic capacitor and assembly thereof

Designs of a capacitor housing and method of assembly are presented. A case for an electrolytic capacitor includes a non-conducting cover, a non-conducting ring component, and a non-conducting plate. ... Pacesetter Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030610

Method of stressing oxides

Methods are presented that includes replacing oven depolarization of a foil with a sonic vibration process for stressing the oxide. The method includes electrochemically etching the metal foil to form a plurality of tunnels in the metal foil and forming an oxide on a surface of the metal foil. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025847

Method of printing a conductive ink onto a cathode surface to increase surface area and capacitance

A method of processing a metal foil to produce a cathode for an electrolytic capacitor includes printing one or more layers of conductive ink on the metal foil to form a pattern of cathode plates, each of the one or more layers being a predetermined thickness, and the pattern arranged at a distance from a cathode tab and an edge of the cathode plates. The method also includes heating the deposited one or more layers of conductive ink to evaporate a solvent within the conductive ink such that conductive particles of the conductive ink remain deposited on the metal foil. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021589

Implantable medical device and method for managing advertising and scanning schedules

Methods and devices for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd) are provided. The methods and devices comprise storing, in memory in at least one of the imd or the ei an advertising schedule defining a pattern for advertisement notices. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021583

Methods and systems for managing synchronous conducted communication for an implantable medical device

Methods and systems are described for managing synchronous conducted communication for an implantable medical device (imd). The imd further comprises electrodes and sensing circuitry. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019562

Implantable lead assembly

An implantable lead assembly is provided that comprises a lead body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, and having a length extending there between. A plurality of electrodes are disposed along the lead body. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/18/18 / #20180014882

System and method for performing renal denervation verification

A renal denervation feedback method is described that performs a baseline measurement of renal nerve plexus electrical activity at a renal vessel; denervates at least some tissue proximate the renal vessel after performing the baseline measurement; performs a post-denervation measurement of renal nerve plexus electrical activity at the renal vessel, after the denervating; and assesses denervation of the renal vessel based on a comparison of the baseline measurement and the post-denervation measurement of renal nerve plexus electrical activity at the renal vessel.. . ... Pacesetter Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008833

Biostimulator circuit with flying cell

A leadless cardiac pacemaker is provided which can include any number of features. In one embodiment, the pacemaker can include a tip electrode, pacing electronics disposed on a p-type substrate in an electronics housing, the pacing electronics being electrically connected to the tip electrode, an energy source disposed in a cell housing, the energy source comprising a negative terminal electrically connected to the cell housing and a positive terminal electrically connected to the pacing electronics, wherein the pacing electronics are configured to drive the tip electrode negative with respect to the cell housing during a stimulation pulse. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008821

Implantable thin film devices

Implementations described and claimed herein provide thin film devices and methods of manufacturing and implanting the same. In one implementation, a shaped insulator is formed having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a profile shaped according to a selected dielectric use. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366921

Dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections

Example electronic devices, including but not limited to implantable medical devices, and methods employing dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections are disclosed herein. In an example, an electronic device includes a wireless communication interface to transmit announcement signals for creating a wireless communication connection with the external device. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361107

Method and system to determine capture thresholds

Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for automatically determining capture thresholds for an implantable medical device equipped for cardiac stimulus pacing using a multi-pole left ventricular (lv) lead. The methods and systems measures a base capture threshold for a base pacing vector utilizing stimulation pulses varied over at least a portion of an outer test range. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361105

Systems and methods of combined tonic dbs and random dbs

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for combining tonic deep brain stimulation (dbs) and random dbs. A system includes a stimulation lead including a plurality of contacts, and an implantable pulse generator (ipg) communicatively coupled to the stimulation lead and configured to cause tonic stimulation to be delivered using one contact of the plurality of contacts, and cause random stimulation to be delivered using a subset of the remaining contacts of the plurality of contacts.. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/21/17 / #20170361103

System and method for interleaved neurostimulation

A system and method are provided to deliver interleaved stimulation to nerve tissue of interest. The system and method comprises an array of stimulation electrodes. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354828

Aromatic polyamide fiber material separators for use in electrolytic capacitors

A capacitor includes an anode foil, a cathode foil, a conductive electrolyte, and a separator between the cathode foil and the anode foil. The conductive electrolyte fills between the cathode foil and the anode foil and contains butyrolactone. ... Pacesetter Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354825

Connector for use in injection molded header of implantable pulse generator

A pulse generator comprises a header connector assembly coupled with a housing. The header connector assembly includes a connector assembly and a header enclosing the connector assembly. ... Pacesetter Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345580

Using etch resist patterns and formation for facilitation of laser cutting, particle and leakage current reduction

A process for creating an anode foil for use in an electrolytic capacitor of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is provided. The process includes placing a partially masked bulk metal foil in an etch electrolyte solution to etch exposed area of the bulk metal foil, removing the etch-resistant mask to expose the unetched areas, widening the bulk metal foil, and partially cutting the bulk metal foil between a plurality of unetched areas to form a partially detached etched foil anode, such that the unetched areas are not cut and the unetched areas serve as attachment tabs to keep the partially detached etched foil anode attached to the bulk metal foil. ... Pacesetter Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332942

Dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections

Example electronic devices, including but not limited to implantable medical devices, and methods employing dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections are disclosed herein. In an example, an electronic device includes a wireless communication interface to transmit announcement signals for creating a wireless communication connection with the external device. ... Pacesetter Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326686

Laser drilling of metal foils for assembly in an electrolytic capacitor

A capacitor and methods of processing an anode metal foil are presented. The capacitor includes a housing, one or more anodes disposed within the housing, one or more cathodes disposed within the housing, one or more separators disposed between an adjacent anode and cathode, and an electrolyte disposed around the one or more anodes, one or more cathodes, and one or more separators within the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325741

Implantable device header with embedded sensor and antenna

A device and method for manufacturing an implantable cardiac monitor device are provided. The method joins a feed-through assembly to a device housing having electronic components therein. ... Pacesetter Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319847

System and method for loading a leadless pacemaker onto a catheter-based delivery system

A device for loading a leadless pacemaker onto a catheter-based delivery system includes a distal portion and a proximal portion. The distal portion includes a retention feature configured to receive the leadless pacemaker. ... Pacesetter Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281953

Leadless spinal cord stimulation system and method including same

A leadless neurostimulation (ns) device and method to manufacture the device is described. The leadless ns device has a first sub-unit (fu) and a second sub-unit (su) separately and individually hermetically sealed. ... Pacesetter Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266451

Implantable medical device with modular injection molded header assembly and related methods of manufacture

Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. In one embodiment, the device has a modular header-feedthru assembly and a housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259074

System and method to control a non-paresthesia stimulation based on sensory action potentials

A system and method for controlling non-paresthesia stimulation of neural tissue of a patient. The method delivers a non-paresthesia stimulation waveform, senses sensory action potential (sap) signals from the neural tissue of interest, and analyzes the sap signals to obtain sap activity data for at least one of an sap c-fiber component or an sap a-delta fiber component. ... Pacesetter Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259066

Systems and methods for disrupting neuronal oscillation using deep brain stimulation

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for disrupting neuronal oscillations. A neurostimulation system includes a stimulation lead comprising at least one contact, and an implantable pulse generator (ipg) communicatively coupled to the stimulation lead and configured to cause stimulation to be applied to a patient using no more than two contacts of the stimulation lead by causing a first burst of stimulation to be delivered, and causing a second burst of stimulation to be delivered within a neuronal refractory period that follows the first burst of stimulation.. ... Pacesetter Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252573

Leadless cardiac pacemaker system for usage in combination with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

A cardiac pacing system comprising one or more leadless cardiac pacemakers configured for implantation in electrical contact with a cardiac chamber and configured to perform cardiac pacing functions in combination with a co-implanted implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd). The leadless cardiac pacemaker comprises at least two leadless electrodes configured for delivering cardiac pacing pulses, sensing evoked and/or natural cardiac electrical signals, and bidirectionally communicating with the co-implanted icd.. ... Pacesetter Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252554

Cardiac lead with helix suture sleeve

An implantable therapy lead is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the therapy lead includes an elongated lead body and a suture sleeve. ... Pacesetter Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239465

Implantable therapy lead including bi-directional rotary blood ring seal

A therapy lead has a distal header, a helix-shaft assembly, and a ring seal. The distal header has a cylindrical passage, and the helix-shaft assembly has a shaft and a helical anchor distally extending from the shaft. ... Pacesetter Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232255

Systems and methods for spinal cord stimulation trial

The present disclosure provides a spinal cord stimulation (scs) trial system. The scs trial system includes at least one rigid needle lead including a biocompatible conductor extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and insulation surrounding at least a portion of the biocompatible conductor, wherein the at least one rigid needle lead is configured to pierce the skin of a patient and be percutaneously implanted in the patient such that the distal end is proximate to at least one of a dorsal column, a dorsal root, dorsal root ganglia, and a peripheral nerve of the patient. ... Pacesetter Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216597

Systems and methods for reducing pain during spinal cord stimulation trial

The present disclosure provides a spinal cord stimulation (scs) system. The system includes at least one scs lead including a lead body, at least one distal electrode located at a distal end of the lead body, the at least one distal electrode configured to apply electrical stimulation to a stimulation target of a patient, and a pain reduction assembly coupled to the lead body and configured to reduce post-operation pain at an incision site associated with implantation of the at least one scs lead. ... Pacesetter Inc

07/20/17 / #20170207030

Use of etch resist masked anode frame for facilitation of laser cutting, particle and leakage current reduction

The present invention is directed to a method of etching anode foil in a non-uniform manner which minimizes thermal oxidation during foil cutting. Having less oxide improves the ability to cut through aluminum anodes with lower energy rates. ... Pacesetter Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200560

Oxide on edges of metal anode foils

A capacitor and a method of processing an anode metal foil are presented. The method includes electrochemically etching the metal foil to form a plurality of tunnels. ... Pacesetter Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191181

Etch solutions having bis(perfluoroalkylsulfonyl)imides, and use thereof to form anode foils with increased capacitance

Anode foil, preferably aluminum anode foil, is etched using a process of treating the foil in an electrolyte bath composition comprising a sulfate, a halide, an oxidizing agent, and a surface active agent. The anode foil is etched in the electrolyte bath composition by passing a charge through the bath. ... Pacesetter Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190170

High durability print roller

Improved pliable print rollers for high speed drink can printing machines increase the pliable roller life five- to ten-fold at comparable ink thickness and machine speed. The improved performance results from the selection of materials utilized including a combination of elastomers, and in some case an essentially oil-free composition, and an associated manufacturing process not previously utilized to create pliable print rollers for high speed drink can printing machines. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182326

Enclosure for protecting a trial neurostimulation generator from contamination

Disclosed herein is a disposable enclosure for use with a trial neurostimulation device configured to electrically couple with a neurostimulation lead for implant within a patient. The trial neurostimulation device includes a pulse generator portion. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179579

Antenna and attachment method for rechargeable implantable medical device

Devices and methods are provided for an implantable medical device (imd) comprising a device housing having electronic components therein, a feedthrough assembly joined to the device housing, an antenna assembly, and a header body mounted to the device housing and enclosing the antenna assembly and feedthrough assembly. The antenna assembly including an inner conductor, a dielectric material, and an outer conductor arranged to form a coaxial structure.. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173335

System and method to managing stimulation of select a-beta fiber components

A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing neural stimulation therapy. The method comprises under control of one or more processors configured with program instructions. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165493

Systems and methods for manufacturing header subassembly

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for assembling a subassembly for use in manufacturing an implantable device header. A method includes placing a first split web into a top platen, placing a second split web into a bottom platen, placing a conductor assembly and an antenna assembly in the bottom platen on top of the second split web, compressing the top and bottom platens together, heating the top and bottom platens until a predetermined temperature and a predetermined pressure are reached, such that first split web is fused to the second split web to form the subassembly, separating the top and bottom platens, and removing the formed subassembly.. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165488

Erythropoeitin production by electrical stimulation

Described herein are methods, devices, and systems for treating human anemia. The methods, devices, and systems generally include monitoring a patient's hemoglobin level and at least one of autonomic balance and inflammatory state to determine the etiology of the anemic state, modulating at least one of a sympathetic or parasympathetic nerve based on the cause of the anemia, monitoring for changes in the patient's cardiac activity and state of inflammation, and hemoglobin level. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157411

System and methods for establishing a communication session between an implantable medical device and an external device

A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“imd”). The method includes configuring an imd and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157403

Systems and methods for intermittent multipoint pacing

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for applying intermittent multipoint pacing. An implantable cardiac device includes a plurality of electrodes, and a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of electrodes and configured to cause the plurality of electrodes to alternate between applying multipoint pacing (mpp) and standard biventricular pacing (biv) to a patient's heart.. ... Pacesetter Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156754

Systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for implanting an implantable cardiac monitor. An injection system includes an implantable cardiac monitor (cm), a plunger, a plunger handle coupled the plunger, and an injector housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128730

Systems and methods for automatically determining pace and sense configurations for an implantable device

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for automatically determining pace and sense configurations for an implantable cardiac device. A method of operating an implantable cardiac device includes automatically determining, during a detection phase, a pace and sense configuration for the implantable cardiac device based on a plurality of first impedance measurements. ... Pacesetter Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120062

Systems and methods for programming implantable devices

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for programming an implanted device when a patient is remote from a clinician. A system includes a patient programmer configured to be operated by the patient, a clinician programmer configured to be operated by the clinician, and a remote diagnostic server configured to facilitate secure communication between the patient programmer and the clinician programmer, wherein the remote diagnostic server is configured to initiate a secure programming session between the patient programmer and the clinician programmer, receive a proposed stimulation program from the clinician programmer, transmit the proposed stimulation program to the patient programmer, receive an indication from the patient programmer that the patient has accepted the proposed stimulation program, and transmit an alert to the clinician programmer, the alert indicating that the patient has accepted the proposed stimulation program.. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110255

Cathode subassembly with integrated separator

Device designs are presented that include a cathode subassembly for protecting the device from unwanted discharge, and aiding in alignment of the cathodes and anodes within a device. A device includes a conductive anode, a dielectric material disposed on a surface of the conductive anode, a conductive cathode, and an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106191

Self-learning method and device for managing intracardiac cycle extension

An implantable medical device is provided that comprises a pulse generator circuit that times delivery of ventricular pacing pulses based on a base intracardiac interval (ici). A processor is provided that has memory storing program instructions and storing atrial and ventricular events over multiple cardiac cycles and that is responsive to execution of the program instructions. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106185

Fixation sleeve equipped leadless pulse generator

A leadless pulse generator is disclosed herein. The leadless pulse generator has a body, a helical anchor, an electrode, and a sleeve. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100595

Systems and methods for delivering test and backup pulses from a single capacitor

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for cardiac stimulation. A cardiac stimulation device includes a plurality of electrodes, and a pulse circuit electrically coupled to the plurality of electrodes, the pulse circuit including a capacitor configured to charge to an initial charge level, deliver a test pulse having a first amplitude to the plurality of electrodes by only partially discharging, and subsequently deliver a backup pulse to the plurality of electrodes, the backup pulse having a second amplitude that is larger than the first amplitude.. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100583

Cardiac pacing energy enhancement

Example implantable cardiac stimulation devices, pulse generators, and methods providing enhanced cardiac pacing energy are disclosed herein. In an example, an implantable cardiac stimulation device may include a pulse generator having a pacing output node providing cardiac pacing pulses to be applied to a heart of a patient. ... Pacesetter Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100581

Left ventricular lead with active fixation

Disclosed herein is a left ventricular lead for tracking over a guide wire into a coronary sinus and providing active fixation in, or adjacent to, the coronary sinus. The guide wire is configured for coronary sinus lead implantation and has an outer diameter. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087366

Systems and methods for assessment of pain and other parameters during trial neurostimulation

Techniques are provided for use with a trial neurostimulation device having a lead for implant within a patient. In one example, neurostimulation is delivered using the lead while an indication of patient pain is detected. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080213

Coiled lead assembly for neurostimulation

An implantable neurostimulation lead comprises a lead body having a distal end and a proximal end, and a lumen extending along a longitudinal axis between the distal and proximal ends. Multiple electrodes are provided proximate to the distal end of the lead body. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079595

Systems and methods for classifying signals of interest in a cardiac rhythm management device

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for classifying signals of interest in a cardiac rhythm management (crm) device. A crm device includes an intrinsic activation sensing circuit configured to pass signals falling within a first passband, a crosstalk sensing circuit configured to pass signals falling within a second passband, wherein the second passband contains higher frequencies than the first passband, and a computing device communicatively coupled to the intrinsic activation sensing circuit and the crosstalk sensing circuit, the computing device configured to classify a signal of interest as one of an intrinsic activation signal and a crosstalk signal based on whether the signal of interest is passed by the intrinsic activation sensing circuit and the crosstalk sensing circuit.. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072205

Systems and methods for implantable medical device communication

An implantable medical device (imd) is configured to be implanted within a patient. The imd may include a controller configured to adjust a communication frequency, a housing formed of an electrically common material, and an insulating cover coupled to the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072204

Systems and methods for fast discharge in pacing circuits during rf interference

The present disclosure provides a cardiac pacing system. The cardiac pacing system includes a right atrial ring electrode, a right atrial tip electrode, a right ventricle ring electrode, and a pacing integrated circuit (ic) including a first pace output node electrically coupled to the right atrial ring electrode, a pace return node electrically coupled to the right atrial tip electrode, and a second pace output node electrically coupled to the right ventricle ring electrode, wherein the pacing ic has a fast discharge configuration that facilitates reducing or eliminating a dc rectification current generated from rf interference during a fast discharge phase.. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072191

Tube-cut helical fixation anchor for electrotherapy device

An implantable medical device is disclosed herein and can be in the form of an implantable medical lead or a leadless pulse generator. The implantable medical device includes a body, at least one electrode and a tube-cut helical fixation anchor. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/09/17 / #20170069430

Sonicating bath for anode foils

A process and apparatus are presented for cleaning the tunnels of an electrochemically etched anode foil. The apparatus includes a tank, a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, and one or more tranducers. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065369

Systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for retrieving an implantable device. An implantable device includes a casing, and a marker coupled to the casing, wherein the marker includes a detectable material encased in a biocompatible material, and wherein the marker facilitates accurately locating and retrieving the implantable device after implantation in a patient.. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056675

Implantable electronic device employing fused thermoplastic-conductor subassembly and method of manufacturing the subassembly and the device

Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device has a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing. ... Pacesetter Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056674

Systems and methods for attaching pre-fabricated header connector assembly to housing of implantable electronic device

Implementations of the present disclosure may take the form of an implantable electronic device such as an implantable pulse generator for administering electrotherapy via an implantable medical lead configured to couple with the implantable pulse generator, or an implantable cardiac monitor. The implantable electronic device includes a housing, a header connector assembly and a sealing member. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021176

Method and system for localizing left ventricular conduction non-uniformity

Methods, devices and systems are provided for selecting one or more left ventricular multi-electrode pacing site(s). The methods, devices and systems measure arrival times of lv activation events for corresponding lv sensing sites, where the arrival times each correspond to a conduction time from an intrinsic ventricular event or delivery of a pacing pulse until sensing of the corresponding lv activation event. ... Pacesetter Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007837

Systems and methods for anchoring pre-molded header connector assembly to housing of implantable pulse generator

Disclosed herein is an implantable pulse generator for administering electrotherapy via an implantable lead. The pulse generator includes a housing and a header connector assembly. ... Pacesetter Inc








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