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 new patent  Holder for an implantable medical device

A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Threaded connector assembly and methods of making and using the same

A connector assembly includes a lead with a lead body having proximal and distal portions. The lead body defines a longitudinal axis. Terminals are disposed along the proximal portion and a proximal tip is attached thereto. The proximal tip defines an aperture that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis. The... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Display of region of activation in neurostimulation programming screen

A system for use with a neurostimulator coupled to one or more electrodes implanted adjacent neural tissue of a patient. The system comprises a user input device configured for allowing a user to select different nerve fiber diameters and to select a set of stimulation parameters. The system further comprises... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Fractionalized stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device

A method for configuring stimulation pulses in an implantable stimulator device having a plurality of electrodes is disclosed, which method is particularly useful in adjusting the electrodes by current steering during initialization of the device. In one aspect, a set of ideal pulses for patient therapy is determined, in which... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for visual analytics of clinical effects

A system for visualizing clinical effects can perform the following actions: obtain, for each of multiple stimulation instances, an estimation of a region stimulated during the stimulation instance and at least one assessment for at least one stimulation effect or stimulation side effect; assign, for each of the stimulation instances,... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and programming neuromodulation devices

An example of a system for delivering neurostimulation pulses to a patient using a plurality of electrodes and controlling the delivery of the neurostimulation pulses by a user may include a programming control circuit and a user interface. The programming control circuit may be configured to generate a plurality of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Threaded connector assembly and methods of making and using the same

A connector assembly includes a receptacle body that defines a portion of a connector lumen and further includes connector contacts disposed within the receptacle body along the connector lumen. The connector assembly further includes a rotational member that defines another portion of the connector lumen and includes a head portion... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Multi-conductor cable in an external charger for an implantable medical device

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed. The charging system features an electronics module connected to a charging coil by a cable. The charging system can be configured with a belt or harness that holds the charging coil position to charge the IMD and also providing... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Split coil for uniform magnetic field generation from an external charger for an implantable medical device

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) includes a split charging coil for generating a magnetic field to provide power to the IMD. The split charging coil includes a first coil portion and a second coil portion, each of which can be formed as a mechanical winding of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having a multi-layer magnetic shield

An external charger for an implantable medical device (IMD) includes a multi-layer shield to direct the magnetic field generated by its charging coil towards the IMD. Each of the shield's multiple layers includes a ferromagnetic material that increases the permeance of the magnetic field's flux paths. The layers decrease in... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having at least one sense coil concentric with a charging coil for determining position

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having alignment and centering capabilities

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device for determining position and optimizing power transmission using resonant frequency as determined from at least one sense coil

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device for adjusting charging power based on determined position using at least one sense coil

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is preferably a wire winding, while the sense coils are preferably... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device for determining position using phase angle or a plurality of parameters as determined from at least one sense coil

A charging system for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is preferably a wire winding, while the sense coils are preferably... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Leads for electrostimulation of peripheral nerves and other targets

An electrical stimulation lead includes at least one lead body having a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a longitudinal length. The lead further includes a paddle body extending from the distal end portion of the at least one lead body, electrodes disposed along the paddle body, terminals... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Automatic initiation of priming at startup of neuromodulation device

A neuromodulation system executes a set of startup operations. In response to completion of the startup operations, a priming field is automatically initiated. The priming field is to produce a priming effect in priming-targeted neural tissue, with the priming effect causing a change in sensitization to a therapeutic neuromodulation field... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Neuromodulation with burst stimulation

An example of a system may include electrodes on at least one lead configured to be operationally positioned for use in modulating neural tissue where the neural tissue including dorsal horn tissue or nerve root tissue, a neural modulation generator, and a controller. The neural modulation generator may be configured... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Customized priming by neuromodulation device

A neuromodulation device is configured with a set of testing program configuration instructions including therapeutic neuromodulation field-setting parameters. The device determines a custom priming program in response to the testing program configuration instructions. The custom priming program controls the neuromodulation device to generate a priming field with specific correspondence to... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Priming-assisted neuromodulation therapy

A neuromodulation device generates a therapeutic neuromodulation field to produce a therapeutic effect in therapy-targeted neural tissue, and a priming field to produce a priming effect in priming-targeted neural tissue. The priming effect causes a change in sensitization of the priming-targeted neural tissue to the therapeutic neuromodulation field. The priming... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Automatic lead identification using electric field fingerprinting

A method, programmer for a neurostimulator, and neurostimulation kit are provided. The kit comprises a neurostimulator, and a plurality of elongated lead bodies configured for being coupled to the neurostimulator, each having a plurality of proximal contacts and a plurality of distal electrodes respectively electrically coupled to the proximal contacts,... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Multi-electrode implantable stimulator device with a single current path decoupling capacitor

Disclosed herein are circuits and methods for a multi-electrode implantable stimulator device incorporating one decoupling capacitor in the current path established via at least one cathode electrode and at least one anode electrode. In one embodiment, the decoupling capacitor may be hard-wired to a dedicated anode on the device. The... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for making and using improved connector contacts for electrical stimulation systems

A connector for an implantable electrical medical device includes a connector lumen defined in an elongated connector housing and adapted for receiving a portion of a lead. Connector-contact assemblies are disposed in the connector lumen and adapted to couple to terminals of the lead when the lead is received by... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Lead for electrostimulation of a target stimulation region

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods that include a lead for at least partially surrounding a target stimulation region. In certain instances, the lead may include a first portion, a second portion that is configured to connect with the first portion to at... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and anchoring a lead for neurostimulation of a target anatomy

A lead having proximal and distal ends. At the distal end, a first branch includes a first biasing member and a first insulation covering. The first biasing member is disposed within the first insulation covering, which in turn includes a first inner surface. At the distal end, a second branch... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and programming charge recovery in neurostimulation waveform

An example of a neurostimulation system may include a storage device to store a stimulation waveform, a programming control circuit to generate a plurality of stimulation parameters controlling delivery of neurostimulation pulses according to the stimulation waveform, and waveform definition circuit configured to create and adjust the stimulation waveform. The... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Graphical user interface for programming neurostimulation pulse patterns

An example of a neurostimulation system may include a storage device, a programming control circuit, and a graphical user interface (GUI). The storage device may be configured to store individually definable waveforms. The programming control circuit may be configured to generate stimulation parameters controlling the delivery of the neurostimulation pulses... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Pulse-by-pulse compliance voltage generation for an implantable stimulator

Circuitry for generating a compliance voltage (V+) for the current sources and/or sinks in an implantable stimulator device in disclosed. The circuitry assesses whether V+ is optimal for a given pulse, and if not, adjusts V+ for the next pulse. The circuitry uses amplifiers to measure the voltage drop across... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Computationally efficient technique for determining electrode current distribution from a virtual multipole

A system and method of providing therapy to a patient using a plurality of electrodes implanted within the patient. A virtual multipole configuration is defined relative to the plurality of electrodes. The distance between each of a group of the electrodes and a virtual pole of the virtual multipole configuration... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Methods to avoid frequency locking in a multi-channel neurostimulation system using pulse shifting

A method and neurostimulation system for treating a patient are provided. A plurality of pulsed electrical waveforms are respectively delivered within a plurality of timing channels of the neurostimulation system, thereby treating the patient. Sets of stimulation pulses within the pulsed electrical waveforms that will potentially overlap temporally are predicted.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering

A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

System and storing and retrieving data from neurostimulation systems

Implantable medical device system configured to use removable memory media or wireless communication to avoid having to store charging and other data on the implantable device itself. Some examples include systems of external devices such as an external charger, external patient controller, and/or clinician programmer, that communicate with one another... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for receiving user-provided selection of electrode lists

An example of a system may include an arrangement of electrodes configured to be operationally positioned for use in modulating targeted neural tissue, a neural modulator, a communication module, and a controller. The neural modulator may be configured to use at least some electrodes within the arrangement of electrodes to... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Electrical stimulation for treating neurological disorders

A method for treating a disorder of a patient. The method comprises transcutaneously delivering electrical energy to a targeted tissue site at a frequency of at least 50 KHz, thereby treating the disorder.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Management of stimulation safety limits in a neurostimulation system

An electrical stimulation system for use with a plurality of electrodes implanted within a tissue region comprises a neurostimulator configured for delivering electrical stimulation energy to the plurality of electrodes in accordance with a set of stimulation parameters, thereby injecting a charge into the tissue region, a control device configured... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170312529

Feed through interconnect assembly for an implantable stimulation system and methods of making and using

A feed through interconnect assembly includes an assembly frame; feed through interconnects extending from the assembly frame; a first contact pad and a second contact pad disposed on at least one of the feed through interconnects; and a tab formed on a first contact pad of at least one of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304610

Adjunctive therapy delivery using a dbs lead

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods for treating an ischemic brain injury. Certain aspects include delivering the treatment substrate to a therapy region in a patient's brain. In addition, certain aspects of the disclosure can include using a number of electrodes arranged with... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304626

Power supply disconnect current measurement for an implantable medical device

An implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed having measurement circuitry for measuring one or more currents in the IMD, such as the currents drawn from various power supply voltages. Such currents are measured without disrupting normal IMD operation, and can be telemetered from the IMD for review. Switching circuitry in... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304627

Circuitry for charging a battery in an implantable medical device in accordance with historical parameters impacting battery capacity

An algorithm programmed into the control circuitry of a rechargeable-battery Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed that can adjust the charging current (Ibat) provided to the rechargeable battery over time (e.g., the life of the IMD) in accordance with one or more of the parameters having an effect on rechargeable... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304633

System and methods for directional steering of electrical stimulation

Method and systems for determining a set of stimulation parameters for an implantable stimulation device include performing the following steps or actions: receiving a stimulation target; determining a target stimulation field based on the stimulation target; receiving a weighting for a plurality of spatial regions defined relative to a lead... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304635

Plug-in accessory for configuring a mobile device into an external controller for an implantable medical device

Disclosed is a plug-in accessory for operating a mobile device as an external controller for an Implantable Medical Device (IMD). The accessory includes a connector insertable into a port on the mobile device. Accessory circuitry can be powered by a battery or by the mobile device. An application on the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304636

System for increased temporal flexibility in a medical device

In various embodiments, the present system allows for custom definition of waveforms and waveform segments for neurotherapy. Such custom definition is achieved by using a waveform composer with a user interface that makes it possible for the user to perform the custom definition of potentially very complex patterns of neurostimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304637

Techniques for logging and using programming history in a neurostimulation system

An external control device, a neurostimulation system, and a method for providing therapy to a patient are provided. A plurality of stimulation parameter sets are defined, electrical stimulation energy is serially conveyed to tissue of the patient in accordance with the plurality of stimulation parameter sets, a historical log file... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296823

Pulse generator system for promoting desynchronized firing of recruited neural populations

An Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) is disclosed that is capable of sensing a degree to which recruited neurons in a patient's tissue are firing synchronously, and of modifying a stimulation program to promote desynchronicity and to reduce paresthesia. An evoked compound action potential (ECAP) of the recruited neurons is sensed... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296833

Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device power source

Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296834

Filtering algorithm for assessing communications wirelessly received by an implantable medical device

A filtering algorithm implemented by a filtering module in an implantable medical device (IMD), or in an external device for communicating with an IMD, is disclosed which reviews blocks based on a number of rules. The filtering module preferably comprises both firewall and instruction analysis modules. The instruction analysis module... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291023

Electrode array assembly and making same

A lead assembly and a method of making a lead are provided. The method of making a multi-contact lead assembly comprises placing monofilament placed in the void spaces not occupied by the plurality of conductor wires and, in one embodiment, thermally fusing the monofilament to the like material spacer by... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281927

Skull-mounted optical implant

A skull-mountable medical device is disclosed. The device includes a housing containing a light source for providing phototherapy to a patient. A light pipe is attached to the housing. The device is configured to be positioned on a patient's skull with the light pipe extending into the patient's brain, such... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281928

Optical stimulation implant

An implantable medical device for providing phototherapy to a patient's brain is disclosed. The device includes a housing containing a light source for providing phototherapy to a patient. A light path is attached to the housing. The implantable medical device is configured to be positioned between a patient's skull and... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281929

Neurostimulation lead with conductive elements and methods for making the same

A lead includes a ribbon cable comprising a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The ribbon cable has a plurality of conductors disposed within an insulating body and a plurality of electrode apertures selectively disposed along the distal end portion of the insulating body. The ribbon cable further... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281936

Convertible implantable stimulator

A convertible implantable stimulator that provides electrical stimulation therapy during an extended trial stimulation period (or permanently, if desired) in a fully implanted solution is disclosed. The convertible implantable stimulator preferably does not include an internal power supply and is therefore continuously powered by an external charger, such as a... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281948

Neuromodulation providing multiple modulation patterns in a single channel

A neuromodulation system and method includes delivering first electrical modulation energy to a patient through a timing channel at a relatively high energy level (e.g., at a frequency in the range of 2 KHz-50 KHz) during a first time period in accordance with a stored modulation energy delivery schedule, delivering... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281950

Battery protection and zero-volt battery recovery system for an implantable medical device

Circuitry useable to protect and reliably charge a rechargeable battery, even from a zero-volt state, is disclosed, and is particularly useful when employed in an implantable medical device. The circuit includes two charging paths, a first path for trickle charging the battery at a relatively low current when the battery... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281956

External charger with customizable magnetic charging field

Improved external chargers for charging an implantable medical device, and particularly useful in charging a plurality of such devices, are disclosed. Each of the various embodiments include a plurality of field customization coils for customizing the magnetic charging field generated by the external charger such that the magnetic charging field... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281957

Far-field short-range radio-frequency antenna on the side of an implantable medical device case

An Implantable Medical Device (IMD) is disclosed having a bi-directional short-range far-field Radio-Frequency (RF) data antenna, operable in accordance with a short-range RF standard such as Bluetooth for example. The antenna is neither located inside the conductive case of the IMD, nor in the non-conductive header of the IMD that... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281958

System to estimate the location of a spinal cord physiological midline

Techniques for determining the location of a physiological midline are disclosed. A first technique evaluates the response to stimulation of spinal electrodes at peripheral electrodes on different sides of the body. In this technique, a spinal electrode's position relative to a physiological midline is determined based on a relationship between... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170281959

System to estimate the location of a spinal cord physiological midline

Techniques for determining the location of a physiological midline are disclosed. A first technique evaluates the response to stimulation of spinal electrodes at peripheral electrodes on different sides of the body. In this technique, a spinal electrode's position relative to a physiological midline is determined based on a relationship between... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266447

Neuromodulation using modulated pulse train

A neuromodulation system comprises a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to a plurality of electrodes, a user interface configured for receiving input from a user that selects one of a plurality of different shapes of a modulating signal and/or selects one of a plurality of different... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266449

Automatic anode and cathode fractional control and location to selectively avoid dorsal root stimulation

A therapeutic neurostimulation system configured for providing therapy to a patient. The neurostimulation system comprises a neurostimulation lead having an array of electrodes arranged along a longitudinal axis configured for being implanted along a spinal cord of a patient, a neurostimulation device configured for delivering electrical stimulation energy to active... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266455

Method and interlocking stimulation parameters for neuromodulation

An example of a system for delivering neurostimulation may include a display and an interface control circuit. The interface control circuit may be configured to define a stimulation waveform according to which the neurostimulation is delivered. The stimulation waveform is defined by waveform parameters including one or more user-adjustable parameters.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258419

System to detect lead location from medical image

An external control system for use with a neurostimulation device and at least one neurostimulation lead implanted within the tissue of a patient is provided. The external control system comprises a user interface configured for receiving input from a user, output circuitry configured for communicating with the neurostimulation device, and... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259062

Enhanced dorsal horn stimulation using multiple electrical fields

A method of providing therapy to a patient having a medical condition comprises delivering electrical stimulation energy to the spinal cord of the patient in accordance with a stimulation program that preferentially stimulates dorsal horn neuronal elements over dorsal column neuronal elements in the spinal cord. The delivered electrical stimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259078

Implantable optical stimulation leads and methods of making and using

An optical stimulation lead including a lead body including a distal portion and a proximal portion; an optical fiber disposed within the lead body to emit light from a distal portion of the optical fiber; and at least one flex zone disposed along the distal portion of the lead body.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252570

Systems and methods for communication during remote programming

A system or method for programming an electrical stimulation system can utilize any combination of a number of aids to facilitate communication between the patient and the programmer or clinician. For example, a three dimensional model or two dimensional representation of the human body or portion of the human body... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246454

Lead anchor for an electrical stimulation system

A lead anchor includes an anchor body having a band section, guide members and a support section. The guide members and the support section are spaced apart from each other and define a band channel. Further, the lead anchor includes a flexible band that is coupleable to the guide members... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

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08/24/17 / #20170239462

Electrical stimulation cuff devices and systems

An electrical stimulation lead includes a stimulation cuff having an exterior surface and an interior surface that defines a nerve channel having a nerve channel axis. A plurality of electrodes are disposed on the interior surface of the cuff. A longitudinal opening extends through the cuff and further extends along... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239486

Clinical guidance user interfaces for neurostimulator programming

An example of a system may include a processor and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive, in a graphical user interface, a clinician input of physiological information and therapy information for neurostimulation treatment of a human subject using a neurostimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232264

Micro extension connector for electrical stimulation systems

An electrical stimulation system includes a lead having lead conductors, electrodes, a lead extension having conductors, and terminals. The system includes a connector having a first and second connection elements that each have sealing members and contacts at least partially disposed within the sealing members. The lead and lead extension... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232265

Monitoring electrode voltages in an implantable medical device system having daisy-chained electrode-driver integrated circuits

Electrode voltage monitoring circuitry for an implantable neurostimulator system having a plurality of electrode-driver integrated circuits (ICs) in provided. Electrodes from either or both ICs can be chosen to provide stimulation, and one of the IC acts as the master while the other acts as the slave. Electrodes voltages on... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224982

Slotted sleeve neurostimulation device

An electrical stimulation lead for a target nerve includes a sleeve having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defines a nerve channel. A longitudinal slit extends from the outer surface to the nerve channel and along an entire length of the sleeve. A width of the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224999

Method for automation of therapy-based programming in a tissue stimulator user interface

A method for programming a neurostimulator includes automatically performing a series of steps. One or more control elements may be actuated to select the series of steps from a plurality of series of steps stored in a memory of an external control device. One or more control elements may be... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225007

Implantable optical stimulation lead and methods of making and using

An optical stimulation lead includes a lead body including a distal end, a distal portion, and a proximal portion; and an optical assembly attached to the distal end of the lead body. The optical assembly includes a light emitter; a feedthrough assembly including at least one ceramic block, at least... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170228510

Overlay graphical user interface for medical devices

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for operation of an overlay graphical user interface (GUI). The overlay GUI controls a neurostimulation system by translating inputs entered into the overlay GUI into commands that are sent as inputs to the standard GUI of the standard neurostimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216580

Symmetrical output neurostimulation device

A method and system of providing therapy to a patient using electrodes implanted adjacent tissue. The method comprises regulating a first voltage at an anode of the electrodes relative to the tissue, regulating a second voltage at a cathode of the electrodes relative to the tissue, and conveying electrical stimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216598

Reversing recruitment order by anode intensification

A method of providing therapy to a patient using a plurality of electrodes is provided. The electrodes are located adjacent a target neural tissue region having a first nerve fiber of a relatively small diameter and a second nerve fiber of a relatively large diameter. The method comprises sourcing electrical... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216600

Architectures for an implantable stimulator device having a plurality of electrode driver integrated circuits with shorted electrode outputs

Disclosed is a new architecture for an IPG having a master and slave electrode driver integrated circuits. The electrode outputs on the integrated circuits are wired together. Each integrated circuit can be programmed to provide pulses with different frequencies. Active timing channels in each of the master and slave integrated... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170216604

Systems and methods for making and using connector contact arrays for electrical stimulation systems

A connector for an implantable electrical medical device includes an elongated connector body; a connector lumen to receive a lead or lead extension; a non-conductive carrier disposed in the connector body and including at least two rails extending parallel to the connector lumen and pairs of contact holders spaced-apart along... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209702

Electrode selection for sub-threshold modulation therapy

A neuromodulation system and method of providing sub-threshold therapy to a patient. An anodic perception threshold of super-threshold electrical energy and a cathodic perception threshold of super-threshold electrical energy are determined for a plurality of electrode sets. A ratio between the anodic perception threshold and the cathodic perception threshold is... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170209704

Neuromodulation automatically adjusting stimulation parameters to optimize power consumption

An electrical neuromodulation system configured for minimizing energy consumption of a neuromodulation device includes an external control device configured for receiving input from a user, the neuromodulation device in communication with the external control device, and control/processing circuitry. The control/processing circuitry is configured for automatically (a) adjusting a modulation parameter... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212913

Mri database and mechanism for searching

An example of a system may include a processor subsystem; and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor subsystem, cause the processor subsystem to: access at an application executing on a user device, a set of device characteristics of an implantable medical device (IMD); search a... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

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07/27/17 / #20170214268

Physically-configurable external charger for an implantable medical device with separable coil and electronics housings

A physically-configurable external charger device for an implantable medical device is disclosed, which facilitates the generation of different powers of a magnetic field but with reduced heating concerns at higher powers. The charger includes an electronics housing having control circuitry and a battery, and a coil housing having a charging... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170214269

Physically-configurable external charger for an implantable medical device with receptacle in coil housing for electronics module

A physically-configurable external charger device for an implantable medical device is disclosed, which facilitates the generation of different powers of a magnetic field with reduced heating concerns. A housing which includes an internal charging coil includes a receptacle for holding an electronics module for energizing the charging coil. A cable... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203102

Systems and methods for programming a neuromodulation system

A method of operating an implantable neuromodulator includes calculating an index for each of a plurality of modulation parameter sets, wherein each modulation parameter set includes a respective plurality of modulation parameters from which the respective index is calculated, serially conveying electrical modulation energy to a patient in accordance with... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203104

Systems and methods for making and using connector contact arrays for electrical stimulation systems

A connector for an implantable electrical medical device can include a connector housing having a first portion and a second portion that can partially separate to receive a lead or lead extension into a connector lumen of the connector housing. The connector also includes at least one connector magnetic element... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170196548

Surgical retractor for implanting leads and methods of making and using

A retractor for implanting a lead of an electrical stimulation system includes multiple retractor teeth defining an implantation lumen; multiple pin arrangements that each include a base coupled to one of the retractor teeth and at least one pin extending from the base; a spiral track having multiple spiral indentations... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197083

System and storing application specific and lead configuration information in neurostimulation device

External control devices, neurostimulation systems, and programming methods. A neurostimulator includes a feature having a numerical range. Information identifying a type of the neurostimulator is transmitted to an external control device. The external control device receives the information from the neurostimulator, identifies the type of the neurostimulator based on the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197086

Implantable device programming management

An example of a system may include a processor subsystem; and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor subsystem, cause the processor subsystem to: receive at an application executing on a user device, a request to modify the application; transmit the request to an administrative user... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189673

Architectures for multi-electrode implantable stimulator devices having minimal numbers of decoupling capacitors

Architectures for implantable stimulators having N electrodes are disclosed. The architectures contains X current sources, or DACs. In a single anode/multiple cathode design, one of the electrodes is designated as the anode, and up to X of the electrodes can be designated as cathodes and independently controlled by one of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189676

Tissue fixation and repair systems and methods

A system and method for securing an implantable medical device to an anatomical feature, such as bony structures and/or soft tissues near the spine. The system includes a tissue fixation device and a tissue fixation device delivery tool. The tissue fixation device includes at least one bone or tissue anchor... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189685

Method and composing spatio-temporal patterns of neurostimulation using a neuronal network model

An example of a system for programming a neurostimulator may include a storage device and a pattern generator. The storage device may store a pattern library and one or more neuronal network models. The pattern library may include fields and waveforms of neuromodulation. The one or more neuronal network models... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189686

Method and guided optimization of spatio-temporal patterns of neurostimulation

An example of a system for programming a neurostimulator may include a storage device and a pattern generator. The storage device may store a pattern library and one or more neuronal network models. The pattern library may include fields and waveforms of neuromodulation. The one or more neuronal network models... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189687

Method and reducing spatial sensitivity in neurostimulation using spatiotemporal filtering

An example of a system for programming a neurostimulator may include a storage device and a pattern generator. The storage device may store a pattern library and one or more neuronal network models. The pattern library may include fields and waveforms of neuromodulation. The one or more neuronal network models... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189688

Method and composing spatio-temporal patterns of neurostimulation for cumulative effects

An example of a system for programming a neurostimulator may include a storage device and a pattern generator. The storage device may store a pattern library and one or more neuronal network models. The pattern library may include fields and waveforms of neuromodulation. The one or more neuronal network models... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189689

Method and optimizing spatio-temporal patterns of neurostimulation for varying conditions

An example of a system for programming a neurostimulator may include storage device and a pattern generator. The storage device may store a pattern library and one or more neuronal network models. The pattern library may include fields and waveforms of neuromodulation. The one or more neuronal network models may... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189700

Collection of clinical data for graphical representation and analysis

A method of treating a patient and an external programmer for use with a neurostimulator. Electrical stimulation energy is conveyed into tissue of the patient via a specified combination of a plurality of electrodes, thereby creating one or more clinical effects. An influence of the specified electrode combination on the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182314

Apparatus and determining the relative position and orientation of neurostimulation leads

A method for determining whether the relative position of electrodes used by a neurostimulation system has changed within a patient comprises determining the amplitude of a field potential at each of at least one of the electrodes determining if a change in each of the determined electric field amplitudes has... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170182328

Neurostimulation system with flexible patterning and waveforms

A neurostimulation system configured for providing neurostimulation therapy to a patient. A user customizes a pulse pattern on a pulse-by-pulse basis. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to at least one electrode in accordance with the customized pulse pattern.... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170185741

Systems and methods for voa model generation and use

A computer implemented system and method provides a volume of activation (VOA) estimation model that receives as input two or more electric field values of a same or different data type at respective two or more positions of a neural element and determines based on such input an activation status... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170165490

Programming techniques for electrical stimulation

An example includes machine-implemented method of providing therapy to a patient using a plurality of electrodes implanted within the patient that includes receiving, via a programmer for an electrical stimulator, user input that at least partially defines a neuromodulation field to provide the therapy, based on the received user input,... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170165492

Power architecture for an implantable medical device having a non-rechargeable battery

An improved architecture for an implantable medical device using a primary battery is disclosed which reduces the circumstances in which the voltage of the primary battery is boosted, and hence reduces the power draw in the implant. The architecture includes a boost converter for selectively boosting the voltage of the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157404

Systems and methods for the development of therapy paradigms for neurological treatments

Methods, devices and systems for developing new therapy options for patient suffering from neurological disorders. An example may include the use of a therapy patterning system that allows significant freedom to program therapy patterns using arbitrary shapes and functions. For such patterning to be implemented, a physician may identify a... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157406

Implantable medical device for providing stimulation therapy

An electrical stimulation system provides stimulation therapy to a patient. The system includes a neurostimulation lead that contacts patient tissue and couples with an implantable stimulation device, such as an implantable pulse generator, that receives stimulation parameters for providing stimulation therapy to a patient. The implantable stimulation device includes a... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157410

Systems and methods for sharing therapy paradigms in a neuromodulation system

Methods, devices and systems for sharing therapy patterns for treating neurological disorders. A developed therapy pattern may be shared from one physician to another in several ways. In one example, a device provides to a physician one or more of a pseudocode for a therapy or an optical machine readable... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation








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