US 10,376,690 B2
Interventional medical systems, devices, and components thereof
Vladimir Grubac, Brooklyn Park, MN (US); Thomas A. Anderson, New Hope, MN (US); Jonathan L. Kuhn, Ham Lake, MN (US); Richard W. Swenson, Edina, MN (US); and Michael P. Campbell, Blaine, MN (US)
Assigned to Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed by Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed on Jun. 13, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/620,988.
Application 15/620,988 is a continuation of application No. 14/518,211, filed on Oct. 20, 2014, granted, now 9,675,798.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/041,940, filed on Aug. 26, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0274202 A1, Sep. 28, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61N 1/05 (2006.01); A61N 1/375 (2006.01); A61N 1/362 (2006.01)
CPC A61N 1/057 (2013.01) [A61N 1/362 (2013.01); A61N 1/3756 (2013.01)] 33 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An implantable medical device comprising a housing, and a pacing electrode and a fixation member mounted in proximity to a distal end of the housing, the fixation member comprising a plurality of fingers spaced apart from one another around a perimeter of the housing, wherein each of the plurality of fingers is elastically deformable between a relaxed condition and an extended condition and comprises:
a fixed end;
a free end;
one or more peripheral portions; and
one or more cut-out portions, each cut-out portion of the one or more cut-out portions extending from a fixed end of the cut-out portion to a free end of the cut-out portion,
wherein each peripheral portion of the one or more peripheral portions frames a respective cut-out portion of the one or more cut-out portions, whereby an inside edge of the peripheral portion is spaced apart from an outside edge of the cut-out portion, and wherein each peripheral portion of the one or more peripheral portions is integral with the respective cut-out portion of the one or more cut-out portions at the fixed end of the respective cut-out portion.