Patent Number: 7,786,405

Title: Connection between two components

Abstract: A method of connecting a fixture to a case component at an opening on the case component, the case component having a base and a wall disposed along at least a portion of the perimeter of the base, and the case component having an interior surface and an exterior surface, includes positioning a first end of the fixture within the opening in the case component such that the first end of the fixture is substantially flush with the interior surface of the wall of the case component. Then welding the fixture to the case component along the interior surface of the case component. Further disclosed is a welded apparatus that includes a first component, an opening, a fixture, and a weld between the first component and the fixture that is located along an inner surface of the first component.

Inventors: Schildgen; William R. (Stacy, MN)

Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.

International Classification: B23K 26/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018