Frisco, TX, United States
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Greatbatch | Date: 2016-08-08

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 blades, each having a secondary tissue cutting surface, are supported on a rotatable cam positioned at the base of the shell. Rotation of the cam in one of a clockwise or counterclockwise direction causes the retractable blades to extend through respective slits that extend through the thickness of the reamer shell. Rotation of the cam in the opposite direction causes the retractable blades to retract through the slits, back into the interior of the shell.


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. At least one MLCC-type capacitor is supported by the dielectric substrate. A first circuit trace couples from an active metallization connected to the active electrode plates of the capacitor to conductive fill in the via hole. A second circuit trace couples from the ground electrode plate of the capacitor to a metallization contacting an outer surface of the dielectric substrate. Then, a conductive material couples from the ground metallization to the ferrule to thereby electrically couple the capacitor to the 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 passageway through the insulator by a second gold braze. A circuit board substrate is disposed adjacent the insulator. A two-terminal chip capacitor disposed adjacent to the circuit board has an active end metallization that is electrically connected to the active electrode plates and a ground end metallization that is electrically connected to the at least one ground electrode plates of the chip capacitor. There is a ground path electrically extending between the ground end metallization of the chip capacitor and the ferrule. The ground path comprises at least a first electrical connection material connected directly to the first gold braze, and at least an internal ground plate disposed within the circuit board substrate with the internal ground plate being electrically connected to both the first electrical connection material and the ground end metallization of the chip capacitor. An active path electrically extends between the active end metallization of the chip capacitor and the lead wire.


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 passageway through the insulator by a second gold braze. A circuit board substrate is disposed adjacent the insulator. A two-terminal chip capacitor disposed adjacent to the circuit board has an active end metallization that is electrically connected to the active electrode plates and a ground end metallization that is electrically connected to the at least one ground electrode plates of the capacitor. A ground path electrically extends between the ground end metallization of the chip capacitor and the ferrule. The ground path comprises a conductive pin electrically and mechanically connected to the ferrule by a third gold braze. The ground path comprises an internal ground plate disposed within the circuit board substrate, and the internal ground plate is electrically connected to both the conductive pin and the ground end metallization of the chip capacitor. An active path electrically extends between the active end metallization of the chip capacitor and the lead wire.


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 passageway through the insulator by a second gold braze. A circuit board substrate is disposed adjacent the insulator. A two-terminal chip capacitor disposed adjacent to the circuit board has an active end metallization that is electrically connected to the active electrode plates and a ground end metallization that is electrically connected to the at least one ground electrode plates of the capacitor. A ground path electrically extends between the ground end metallization of the chip capacitor and the ferrule. There is also an active path electrically extending between the active end metallization of the chip capacitor and the lead wire. The active path comprises at least a first electrical connection material connected directly to both the second gold braze and the lead wire, and the first electrical connection material is electrically connected to the active end metallization of the chip capacitor.


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 complementary to a shape of the first connector portion. The first connector portion is mateably engageable with the second connector portion, wherein one of the first connector portion and the second connector portion includes a plurality of pins and the other of the first connector portion and the second connector portion includes a plurality of sockets. There are an equal number of sockets and pins, wherein, with the first connector portion mateably engaged with the second connector portion, the pins align and electrically couple with the sockets.


Patent
Greatbatch | Date: 2017-01-04

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. The shank is constructed with a shank annular sidewall in which a plurality of spaced apart second slots at least partially extend therethrough. A bias member that provides a bias force in a distal direction that acts on the collar is incorporated within the mechanism. The collar is capable of sliding in an axial direction such that the first and second slots become aligned to secure the cross bar of a reamer therein.


Patent
Greatbatch | Date: 2017-02-08

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 blades, each having a secondary tissue cutting surface, are supported on a rotatable cam positioned at the base of the shell. Rotation of the cam in one of a clockwise or counterclockwise direction causes the retractable blades to extend through respective slits that extend through the thickness of the reamer shell. Rotation of the cam in the opposite direction causes the retractable blades to retract through the slits, back into the interior of the shell.


Patent
Greatbatch | Date: 2017-01-04

An orthopedic reamer cutting tool (10) is disclosed that incorporates a first material (41) and a second material (47) such as graphene having a greater coefficient of thermal conductivity than the first material, to remove heat generated at the tissue cutting surface during use. The reamer is constructed having a hemispherical cutting shell (12) that extends from an equatorial base (14) to an apex (20) at a distal end (22). A plurality of cutting teeth (40), each having a tissue cutting surface (42), extend from the exterior of the cutting shell. A reamer driver interface (32) may be positioned spanning the diameter of the reamer base. The second material, having increased thermal conductivity, may be applied to the interior (28) and/or exterior (26) shell surfaces. In addition, the second material may be incorporated within the shell or the driver interface.


Patent
Greatbatch | Date: 2017-01-04

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 proximal housing portion to a distal housing end with an intermediate housing section therebetween. The intermediate housing section comprises spaced right and left side walls that extend upwardly from a bottom wall to an upper opening. A drive train, comprising a connection rod connectable to an orthopedic prosthetic cup, at least partially resides within the elongated housing. The drive train comprises a linkage sub-assembly that transfers rotational movement of a shaft located at the drive shaft proximal end to the connection rod.

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