Patent Number: 8,818,483

Title: Methods of making a paddle lead with a carrier and leads and systems formed thereby

Abstract: A method of making an electrical stimulation lead includes coupling electrodes to a carrier. The carrier defines at least one set of perforations. The method further includes coupling the electrodes to conductors; forming a flexible paddle sheath over the carrier leaving a stimulation surface of each of the plurality of electrodes exposed; and, after forming the flexible paddle sheath, breaking the carrier along at least one of the at least one set of perforations.

Inventors: Romero; Daniel James (Newhall, CA)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

International Classification: A61N 1/05 (20060101); H01R 12/59 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018