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1. (WO2003053516) MEDICAL LEAD ADAPTOR ASSEMBLY WITH RETAINER

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/053516    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/040555
Publication Date: Jul 3, 2003 International Filing Date: Dec 18, 2002
IPC: A61N 1/04
A61N 1/05
Applicants: MEDTRONIC,INC.
Inventors: HUFF, Eric
TOBRITZHOFER, Mark
LAUINGER, Dwight
KNUDSON, Al
LARSON, Gregory
Title: MEDICAL LEAD ADAPTOR ASSEMBLY WITH RETAINER
Abstract:
A medical lead adaptor assembly (102) for making an electrical connection between a cardiac lead (106) and an external medical device (104), with the cardiac lead including a lead connector pin (144, 146) for electrically coupling the cardiac lead to the lead adaptor assembly. The lead adaptor assembly includes a connector end assembly that electrically couples the lead adaptor assembly to the external device, a housing portion that has a lead receptacle portion including (132) a lead receptacle (140, 142) that receives the lead connector pin of the cardiac lead to electrically couple the cardiac lead to the lead adaptor assembly, and a retaining flange (154) that extends from the housing portion and has a retaining slot (156, 158) that receives and retains the cardiac lead to substantially prevent corruption of the electrical coupling of the cardiac lead to the lead adaptor assembly.