US 9,808,615 B2
Medical leads and related systems that include a lumen body that is joined to a lead body and that has multiple filar lumens
Michael R. Klardie, Bloomington, MN (US); Michael J. Kern, St. Louis, MN (US); Brian T. Stolz, Bloomington, MN (US); and Marty D. Martens, Bloomington, MN (US)
Assigned to MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed by MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed on Jan. 23, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/413,402.
Application 15/413,402 is a division of application No. 14/444,970, filed on Jul. 28, 2014, granted, now 9,550,056.
Application 14/444,970 is a division of application No. 14/138,204, filed on Dec. 23, 2013, granted, now 8,792,995, issued on Jul. 29, 2014.
Application 14/138,204 is a division of application No. 13/932,107, filed on Jul. 1, 2013, granted, now 8,634,936, issued on Jan. 21, 2014.
Application 13/932,107 is a division of application No. 13/070,593, filed on Mar. 24, 2011, granted, now 8,478,425, issued on Jul. 2, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/319,848, filed on Mar. 31, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2017/0128715 A1, May 11, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61N 1/05 (2006.01); A61N 1/08 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/05 (2013.01) [A61N 2001/086 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of making a medical lead, comprising:
placing first ends of filars into corresponding filar lumens of a lumen body;
coiling the filars while maintaining the first ends within the filar lumens of the lumen body;
placing the coiled filars within a lead body and joining the lead body to the lumen body;
pulling the filars through filar passageways within the lumen body; and
attaching the filars to electrical connectors surrounding the lumen body.