(54) MEDICAL ELECTRODE MOUNTING
(75) Inventors: Sean P. Skubitz, Forest Lake, MN (US);
Mary L. Boatwright, Andover, MN
(US); Stephen L. Bolea, Watertown, MN
(US); Jessica L. Tower, Minneapolis,
MN (US); Michael E. Metzler, Eden
Prairie, MN (US)
(73) Assignee: Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 975 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/465,941
(22) Filed: Aug. 21, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0046050 Al Feb. 21,2008
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 607/116; 607/1; 607/36;
607/37; 607/115; 600/373; 600/382; 600/386
(58) Field of Classification Search 607/1,
607/36-37,115-116; 600/373-391 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
A medical electrical lead electrode assembly includes an insulative carrier and at least one conductive component. The at least one conductive component includes an electrode portion disposed on a first side of the carrier and at least one tab extending away from the electrode portion, through the carrier to a second side of the carrier. The electrode portion of the at least one component includes an outward facing contact surface and an inward facing surface, the inward facing surface being disposed opposite the contact surface and against a surface of the first side of the carrier. The electrode assembly further includes a joint coupling a flexible elongate conductor to the tab of the at least one component on the second side of the carrier, and an insulative layer extending over the joint and the tab and the conductor, the insulative layer being bonded to the second side of the carrier.
22 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets