Patent Number: 6,167,314

Title: Cardiac pacemaker lead with pacemaker connector

Abstract: A cardiac stimulator lead connector is provided. The connector includes a pin member that has a distal end and a first insulating sleeve coupled to the pin member. An annular member is coupled to the first insulating sleeve. A conductor sleeve is coupled to the annular member and a second insulating sleeve is coupled to the conductor sleeve. One or more conductor wires running from distal electrodes in a lead may be welded to the connector. The connector eliminates crimping as a mechanism to secure lead conductors to lead connectors.

Inventors: Fischer, Sr.; Elmar R. (Lake Jackson, TX), Gerstmann; Hans (Lorrach, DE)

Assignee: Intermedics Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/05 (20060101); A61N 1/375 (20060101); A61N 1/372 (20060101); A61N 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017