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1. (US20050182424) Methods and apparatus for securing a therapy delivery device within a burr hole

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 11054583 Application Date: 09.02.2005
Publication Number: 20050182424 Publication Date: 18.08.2005
Publication Kind : A1
IPC:
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/34
A61M 25/02
A61N 1/04
A61N 1/05
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
34
Trocars; Puncturing needles
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
25
Catheters; Hollow probes
01
Introducing, guiding, advancing, emplacing or holding catheters
02
Holding devices, e.g. on the body
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02
Details
04
Electrodes
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
02
Details
04
Electrodes
05
for implantation or insertion into the body, e.g. heart electrode
Applicants:
Inventors: Schulte Gregory T.
Adams Matthew H.
Sage Shahn S.
Otten Lynn M.
Agents: MUETING, RAASCH &; GEBHARDT, P.A.
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) Methods and apparatus for securing a therapy delivery device within a burr hole
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

Apparatus and methods for securing a therapy delivery device relative to a burr hole. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a base that is securable to bone, without the use of fasteners, either before or after insertion of the therapy delivery device through the burr hole. The apparatus may further include a stabilizer that may be engaged with both the base and the therapy delivery device while the delivery device is held with positioning apparatus. The base and/or stabilizer may frictionally engage the delivery device, e.g., receive it with interference, to secure the device in two or more non-parallel directions. In some embodiments, at least the stabilizer may include a surface coating or treatment operable to enhance frictional engagement with the therapy delivery device.