Integer has been granted a patent for a component used in implantable medical devices. The component includes a pin and lead made of different materials, with a joint formed to retain the pin within the lead. The first material is molybdenum, and the second material is aluminum. GlobalData’s report on Integer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Integer, Cardiac stimulation implants was a key innovation area identified from patents. Integer's grant share as of January 2024 was 68%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Implantable medical device component with pin and lead attachment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Integer Holdings Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11878371B2) discloses a novel component designed for use in electrochemical cells. The component consists of a pin and a lead made from different materials, with the lead partially overlapping the pin. A channel within the lead accommodates a portion of the pin, with joints formed along the sides of the channel to retain the pin securely within the lead. The joints are created by deforming the lead material, with the option of melting the material at the joints using techniques like brazing or laser brazing.

Furthermore, the patent details variations in the design, such as the alignment of the pin and lead, the materials used (molybdenum for the pin and aluminum for the lead), and the method of forming the channel by pressing the pin into the lead. The component's unique construction allows for a secure attachment between the pin and lead, crucial for the efficient functioning of electrochemical cells. The use of different materials and the specific joint formation process outlined in the patent contribute to the component's durability and reliability in demanding operational conditions.

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