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Double jaw apparatus for attaching implanted materials to body tissue Patent #: 5290299
ApplicationNo. 226742 filed on 04/12/1994
US Classes:607/5, Cardioverting/defibrillating128/897, MISCELLANEOUS128/908, PATIENT PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK607/63Promoting patient safety or comfort
ExaminersPrimary: Kamm, William E.
Assistant: Jastrzab, Jeffrey R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61N 001/39
AbstractA defibrillation insulating device insulates the heart from the body. This forces current to flow through the heart without passing through surrounding tissues, thus increasing the current density throughout the heart, to depolarize the majority of the cardiac tissue with a minimum of energy.
Field of SearchCardioverting/defibrillating
Promoting patient safety or comfort
Patch or epicardial (on heart surface) type
PATIENT PROTECTION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK
Devices placed entirely within body and means used therewith (e.g., magnetic implant locator)
INTERNAL ORGAN SUPPORT OR SLING
Means for enclosing internal body organ (e.g., heart)