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 new patent  Current generation architecture for an implantable medical device including controllable slew rate

Digital-to-analog converter (master DAC) circuitry is disclosed that is programmable to set a controlled slew rate for pulses that are otherwise defined as having sharp amplitude transitions. For example, when producing a biphasic pulse, the constant amplitude and duration of first and second pulses phases can be defined and provided... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Orientation marker for implantable leads and leads, systems, and methods utilizing the orientation marker

An implantable electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal portion of the lead body; electrodes disposed along the distal portion of the lead body, the electrodes including at least one segmented electrode; and an asymmetric marker disposed along the distal portion of the lead body... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Methods and devices for neuromodulation of the adrenal gland

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods for delivering therapy to an adrenal gland of a patient. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a housing and a plurality of electrodes arranged with the housing. In addition, one or more of the plurality of electrodes... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Systems and methods for determining orientation of an implanted lead

A method and system for identifying a rotational orientation of an implanted electrical stimulation lead utilize radiological images of the lead. The lead has an asymmetric marker with a longitudinal band extending around a portion of the circumference of the lead. The method and system includes obtaining radiological images of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Neuromodulation using stochastically-modulated stimulation parameters

An example of a system may include an electrode arrangement and a neuromodulation device configured to use electrodes in the electrode arrangement to generate a neuromodulation field. The neuromodulation device may include a neuromodulation generator, a neuromodulation control circuit and a storage. The storage may include a stochastically-modulated neuromodulation parameter... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Neuromodulation reducing energy requirements using feedback

An electrical neuromodulation system and method of meeting a therapeutic goal for a patient using a neuromodulation device. A modulation parameter value is varied by a step size. The neurostimulation device instructs the neuromodulation device to deliver electrical energy to at least one electrode in accordance with the varied modulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Methods to program sub-perception spinal cord stimulation

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to provide a sub-perception spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to a patient. Some system examples include a stimulation device configured to deliver electrical stimulation to a patient and a control circuit configured to adjust at least one parameter of the electrical stimulation... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  System and delivering modulated sub-threshold therapy to a patient

A neuromodulation system configured for providing sub-threshold neuromodulation therapy to a patient. The neuromodulation system comprises a neuromodulation lead having at least one electrode configured for being implanted along a spinal cord of a patient, a plurality of electrical terminals configured for being respectively coupled to the at least one... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Selectable boost converter and charge pump for compliance voltage generation in an implantable stimulator device

Compliance voltage generation circuitry for a medical device is disclosed. The circuitry in one embodiment comprises a boost converter and a charge pump, either of which is capable of generating an appropriate compliance voltage from the voltage of the battery in the device. A boost signal from compliance voltage monitor-and-adjust... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Battery management for an implantable medical device

Battery management circuitry for an implantable medical device such as an implantable neurostimulator is described. The circuitry has a T-shape with respect to the battery terminal, with charging circuitry coupled between rectifier circuitry and the battery terminal on one side of the T, and load isolation circuitry coupled between the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

 new patent  Systems and methods for closed-loop determination of stimulation parameter settings for an electrical simulation system

A method or system for facilitating the determining and setting of stimulation parameters for programming an electrical stimulation system using closed loop programming is provided. For example, pulse generator feedback logic is executed by a processor to interface with control instructions of an implantable pulse generator by incorporating one or... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External powering of implantable medical device dependent on energy of provided therapy

An implantable medical device system includes an implantable medical device for providing stimulation therapy and two external power sources. A first external power source is used to power the implantable medical device when the stimulation therapy is low energy therapy. For example, the first external power device may be utilized... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

System and mapping arbitrary electric fields to pre-existing lead electrodes

A system for a neurostimulator coupled to electrodes, and a method of providing therapy to a patient using the electrodes implanted within the patient. A target multipole relative to the electrodes is defined. The target multipole is emulated by defining an initial electrical current distribution for the electrodes, such that... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Connector assemblies with bending limiters for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using same

A connector assembly includes an elongated connector housing defining a port at the second end of the connector housing for receiving a proximal end of a lead or lead extension; a lumen that extends from the port along at least a portion of the length of the connector housing; connector... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and pain management using objective pain measure

An example of a system for managing pain may include a pain monitoring circuit, a pain relief device, and a control circuit. The pain monitoring circuit may include a parameter analyzer and a pain score generator. The parameter analyzer may be configured to receive and analyze at least two parameters... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Anatomical targeting of neuromodulation

A neuromodulation targeting system includes a GUI that facilitates selection of one or more neuromodulation target regions. The GUI provides an interactive display representing anatomy of a patient with user-selectable portions corresponding to a plurality of predefined anatomical regions associated with distinct localized clinical effects of neuromodulation. The system further... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for closed-loop pain management

Systems and methods for managing pain in patient are described. A system may include sensors configured to sense physiological or functional signals, and a pain analyzer to generate signal metrics from the physiological or functional signals. The pain analyzer also generates weight factors corresponding to the signal metrics. The weight... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Insertion tool for implanting a paddle lead and methods and systems utilizing the tool

An insertion tool for a paddle lead includes an insertion tool body having a receiving end portion; a stylet channel extending along the insertion tool body; a stylet disposed in the stylet channel; and an actuator assembly disposed along the handling end portion of the insertion tool body and coupled... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and pain management using heart sounds

An example of a pain management system may include a heart sound sensor, a heart sound sensing circuit, a heart sound detector, a parameter generator, and a pain analyzer. The heart sound sensor may be configured to sense a heart sound signal. The heart sound sensing circuit may be configured... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for steering electrical stimulation of patient tissue and determining stimulation parameters

A method for determining a set of stimulation parameters for an electrical stimulation lead or steering electrical stimulation includes receiving a target geometrical parameter describing a stimulation field; receiving a first programming state; determining a first stimulation parameter for the first programming state that achieves the target geometrical parameter within... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Biasing of a current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

Digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuitry for providing currents at electrodes of an Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) is disclosed. The DAC circuitry includes at least one PDAC for sourcing current to the electrodes, and at least one NDAC for sinking current from the electrodes. The PDACs are powered with power supplies VH... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Compliance voltage monitoring and adjustment in an implantable medical device

An architecture is disclosed for an Implantable Pulse Generator having improved compliance voltage monitoring and adjustment software and hardware. Software specifies which stimulation pulses are to be measured as relevant to monitoring and adjusting the compliance voltage. Preferably, specifying such pulses occurs by setting a compliance monitoring instruction (e.g., a... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Pulse definition circuitry for creating stimulation waveforms in an implantable pulse generator

Improved stimulation circuitry for controlling the stimulation delivered by an implantable stimulator is disclosed. The stimulation circuitry includes memory circuitry that stores pulse programs that define pulse shapes, steering programs that define electrode configurations, and aggregate programs that link a selected pulse program with a selected steering program. Each steering... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Measurement circuitry for measuring analog values in an implantable pulse generator

Improved circuitry for measuring analog values in an implantable pulse generator is disclosed. The measurement circuitry executes instructions that define the timing and parameters of measurements to be taken. The instructions include instructions that are responsive to different types of triggers issued by different pulse definition circuits, which pulse definition... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Pulse definition circuitry for creating stimulation waveforms in an implantable pulse generator

Improved stimulation circuitry for controlling the stimulation delivered by an implantable stimulator is disclosed. The stimulation circuitry includes memory circuitry that stores pulse programs that define pulse shapes, steering programs that define electrode configurations, and aggregate programs that link selected pulse programs with selected steering programs. Each aggregate program is... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Pulse definition circuitry for creating stimulation waveforms in an implantable pulse generator

Improved stimulation circuitry for controlling the stimulation delivered by an implantable stimulator is disclosed. The stimulation circuitry includes memory circuitry that stores pulse programs that define pulse shapes, steering programs that define electrode configurations, and aggregate programs that link a selected pulse program with a selected steering program. Each steering... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

An implantable pulse generator (IPG) is disclosed having a plurality of electrode nodes, each electrode node configured to be coupled to an electrode to provide stimulation pulses to a patient's tissue. The IPG includes a digital-to-analog converter configured to amplify a reference current to a first current specified by first... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Use models for a current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

Current generation circuitry for an Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) is disclosed. The IPG comprises a plurality of PDACs and NDACs for souring currents to electrode nodes. The PDACs and NDACs can be configured as pairs to each provide stimulation in independent timing channels, or the PDACs can be combined and... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Implantable stimulator device with magnetic field sensing circuit

An implantable pulse generator (IPG) for an implantable medical device is disclosed herein. The IPG is capable of sensing the presence of an external magnetic field, such as a magnetic field associated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The IPG includes a circuit that contains a magnetic core inductor and that... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Passive charge recovery circuitry for an implantable medical device

Recovery circuitry for passively recovering charge from capacitances at electrodes in an Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) is disclosed. The passive recovery circuitry includes passive recovery switches intervening between each electrode node and a common reference voltage, and each switch is in series with a variable resistance that may be selected... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for visualizing and directing stimulation of neural elements

Method and systems for determining a set of stimulation parameters for an implantable stimulation device include receiving a set of stimulation parameters including at least one electrode for delivery of stimulation and a stimulation amplitude for each electrode; determining, using the set of stimulation parameters, an axial stimulation field for... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External controller/charger system for an implantable medical device capable of automatically providing data telemetry through a charging coil during a charging session

An external controller/charger system for an implantable medical device is disclosed, in which the external controller/charger system provides automatic switching between telemetry and charging without any manual intervention by the patient. The external controller/charger system includes an external controller which houses a telemetry coil and an external charging coil coupled... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Methods and devices for neuromodulation of the adrenal gland

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods for delivering therapy to an adrenal gland of a patient. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may include a lead body that attaches to a portion of the adrenal gland of the patient; and a plurality of electrodes arranged... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for spatially selective spinal cord stimulation

A system may include electrodes on at least one lead configured to be operationally positioned for use in modulating a volume of neural tissue, a neural modulation generator configured to deliver energy using at least some electrodes to modulate the volume of neural tissue, a programming system configured to program... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Leadless neuromodulation of the adrenal gland

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards apparatuses, systems, and methods that include at least one implantable medical device. The implantable medical device may include a leadless body portion configured to engage an adrenal gland of a patient and at least one electrode, arranged within the leadless body portion,... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180056078

Customized targeted fields for electrotherapy applications

A neuromodulation customization system includes a field definition user interface, a neuromodulation signaling engine, and a supervisor engine. The field definition user interface is to facilitate entry of a customized electrotherapy field definition, with the field definition user interface including a set of input controls for defining field shape, field... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050204

Systems and methods for delivering spinal cord stimulation therapy

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to provide a paresthesia therapy to a patient using an implantable neuromodulation system, wherein providing the paresthesia therapy may include delivering to the patient an electrical waveform having a duration and a distribution of frequencies in the range of 0.001 kHz... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050205

Devices and methods using a pathological frequency in electrical stimulation for pain management

An electrical stimulation system includes an implantable control module configured and arranged for implantation in a body of a patient. The implantable control module includes a processor that generates and delivers electrical stimulation pulses or pulse bursts at a pathological frequency or with a temporal separation between pulses or pulse... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043166

External device for determining an optimal implantable medical device for a patient using information determined during an external trial stimulation phase

An external controller is disclosed for communicating with an external trial stimulator (ETS) for an implantable medical device. The external controller is programmed with a battery algorithm able to assist a clinician in choosing a suitable implant for the patient based on battery performance parameters estimated for a number of... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043172

Patient-guided programming algorithms and 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 generate a user interface to receive a therapy efficacy indication from a human subject for an neurostimulation treatment, receive user input in the user interface... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028804

Systems and methods for making and using an electrical stimulation system for peripheral nerve stimulation

An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body; a terminal disposed along the proximal end portion of the lead body; a single electrode disposed at the distal end of the lead body; a conductor extending along the lead body and electrically coupling the terminal to the single electrode; and an... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028815

Perception calibration of neural tissue using field troll

An example of a system may include an electrode arrangement, a neural modulation generator configured to use electrodes in the electrode arrangement to generate a modulation field, a communication module configured to receive commands, a memory configured to store modulation field parameter data, and a controller configured to control the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028820

Biased ball-spring contacts for electrical stimulation systems and methods of making and using same

A connector assembly includes a connector housing having longitudinal axis and a port for receiving a proximal end of a lead having terminals electrically insulated from one another. A lumen extends along the longitudinal axis. Contacts are disposed in the housing and electrically insulated from one another. The contacts couple... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180028826

Point-and-click programming for deep brain stimulation using real-time monopolar review trendlines

A system and method for selecting leadwire stimulation parameters includes a processor iteratively performing, for each of a plurality of values for a particular stimulation parameter, each value corresponding to a respective current field: (a) shifting the current field longitudinally and/or rotationally to a respective plurality of locations about the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180021569

Systems and methods for making and using an electrical stimulation system for stimulation of dorsal root ganglia

A method for implanting a lead for stimulation of a dorsal root ganglion of a patient includes advancing a distal portion of a guidewire using an introducer into an epidural space of the patient and through a foramen of the patient to a position near the dorsal root ganglion, the... Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026470

External charger for an implantable medical device having a conductive layer printed or deposited on an inside housing surface

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

01/18/18 / #20180015289

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

01/11/18 / #20180008832

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

01/04/18 / #20180001092

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

12/28/17 / #20170368355

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

12/28/17 / #20170372039

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

12/21/17 / #20170361104

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

12/21/17 / #20170361108

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

12/21/17 / #20170361110

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

12/21/17 / #20170361111

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

12/21/17 / #20170361112

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

12/21/17 / #20170361113

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

12/21/17 / #20170361114

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

12/21/17 / #20170361115

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

12/21/17 / #20170361116

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

12/21/17 / #20170361117

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

12/07/17 / #20170348522

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

12/07/17 / #20170348530

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

12/07/17 / #20170348532

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

12/07/17 / #20170348535

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

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12/07/17 / #20170348540

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

11/30/17 / #20170340875

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

11/30/17 / #20170340886

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

11/30/17 / #20170340889

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

11/23/17 / #20170333692

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

11/23/17 / #20170333702

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

11/23/17 / #20170333717

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

11/23/17 / #20170333718

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

11/23/17 / #20170333719

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

11/16/17 / #20170326364

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

11/16/17 / #20170326365

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

11/16/17 / #20170326367

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

11/16/17 / #20170326375

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

11/09/17 / #20170319856

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

11/02/17 / #20170312513

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

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11/02/17 / #20170312526

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








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