Patents Assigned to Syntilla Medical LLC
  • Patent number: 10258805
    Abstract: A method for subcutaneously treating pain in a patient includes first providing a neurostimulator with an IPG body and at least a primary, a secondary, and a tertiary integral lead with electrodes disposed thereon. A primary incision is opened to expose the subcutaneous region below the dermis in a selected portion of the body. A pocket is then opened for the IPG through the primary incision and the integral leads are inserted through the primary incision and routed subcutaneously to desired nerve regions along desired paths. The IPG is disposed in the pocket through the primary incision. The primary incision is then closed and the IPG and the electrodes activated to provide localized stimulation to the desired nerve regions and at least three of the nerves associated therewith to achieve a desired pain reduction response from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Michael Steven Colvin
  • Patent number: 10022549
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9974968
    Abstract: An implantable head-mounted unibody peripheral neurostimulation system is provided for implantation in the head for the purpose of treating chronic head pain, including migraine. The system may include an implantable pulse generator (IPG) from which multiple stimulating leads may extend sufficient to allow for adequate stimulation over multiple regions of the head, preferably including the frontal, parietal and occipital regions. A lead may include an extended body, along which may be disposed a plurality of surface metal electrodes, which may be sub-divided into a plurality of electrode arrays. A plurality of internal metal wires may run a portion of its length and connect the IPG's internal circuit to the surface metal electrodes. The IPG may include a rechargeable battery, an antenna, and an application specific integrated circuit. The IPG may be capable of functional connection with an external radiofrequency unit for purposes that may include recharging, diagnostic evaluation, and programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger
  • Patent number: 9889308
    Abstract: A system is provided for driving an implantable neurostimulator lead, the lead having an associated plurality of electrodes disposed in at least one array on the lead. The system comprises an implantable pulse generator (IPG), the IPG including an electrode driver, a load system for determining load requirements, an IPG power coupler, and an IPG communication system. The system also includes an external unit, which includes an external variable power generator, an external power coupler, an external communication system, and a controller for varying the power level of the variable power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Claire Denault, Michael Steven Colvin, Paul Griffith, Francis Menezes
  • Patent number: 9884190
    Abstract: A method for subcutaneously treating pain in a patient includes first providing a neurostimulator with an IPG body and at least a primary integral lead with electrodes disposed thereon. A primary incision is opened to expose the subcutaneous region below the dermis in a selected portion of the body. A pocket is then opened for the IPG through the primary incision and the primary integral lead is inserted through the primary incision and routed subcutaneously to a first desired nerve region along a first desired path. The IPG is disposed in the pocket through the primary incision. The primary incision is then closed and the IPG and the electrodes activated to provide localized stimulation to the desired nerve region and at least one of the nerves associated therewith to achieve a desired pain reduction response from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Michael Steven Colvin, Claire Denault
  • Patent number: 9839777
    Abstract: An implantable peripheral neurostimulation lead for head pain is adapted for implantation in the head for the therapeutic purpose of treating chronic head and/or face pain. The lead may include a lead body, a plurality of internal electrically conducting metal wires individually connecting to a proximal surface contact and a distal surface electrode; a distal extended metal surface electrode array; and a proximal in-line connector. The lead may be operable to provide medically acceptable therapeutic neurostimulation to multiple regions of the head, including the frontal, parietal, and occipital regions of the head simultaneously. The lead may include a supraorbital electrode array with electrodes of 3 to 5 mm in length spaced apart at 4 to 6 mm intervals. The lead may also include a temporal electrode array with electrodes of 4 to 6 mm in length spaced apart at 8 to 12 mm intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Michael Steven Colvin, Claire Denault
  • Patent number: 9839788
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9833629
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9757575
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9717917
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9713726
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9707406
    Abstract: A system for transferring power to, and communicating with, at least one body-implantable active device includes an external power transfer system associated with an external device disposed outside of a body, operable to transfer power through a dermis layer to each body-implantable active device, and communicate data to and from each body-implantable active device, and also includes a power receiving system associated with each body-implantable active device, operable to receive power transferred from the external power transfer system, and communicate data to and from the external power transfer system. The body-implantable active device may include an implantable neurostimulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Paul Griffith, Francis M. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9539432
    Abstract: A system is provided for driving an implantable neurostimulator lead, the lead having an associated plurality of electrodes disposed in at least one array on the lead. The system comprises an implantable pulse generator (IPG), the IPG including an electrode driver, a load system for determining load requirements, an IPG power coupler, and an IPG communication system. The system also includes an external unit, which includes an external variable power generator, an external power coupler, an external communication system, and a controller for varying the power level of the variable power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Claire Denault, Michael Steven Colvin, Paul Griffith, Francis Menezes
  • Patent number: 9498635
    Abstract: An implantable head-mounted, radiofrequency (RF) coupled, unibody peripheral neurostimulation system is provided for implantation in the head for the purpose of treating chronic head pain, including migraine. The system may include an implantable pulse generator (IPG) from which multiple stimulating leads may extend sufficient to allow for adequate stimulation over multiple regions of the head, preferably including the frontal, parietal and occipital regions. A lead may include an extended body, along which may be disposed a plurality of surface metal electrodes (SME), which may be subdivided into a plurality of electrode arrays. A plurality of internal metal wires may run a portion of its length and connect the IPG's internal circuit to the SME. The IPG may include an RF receiver coil and an application specific integrated circuit. The IPG may be capable of functional connection to an external RF unit for purposes that may include power, diagnostics, and programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Claire Denault, Michael Steven Colvin, Paul Griffith, Francis Menezes
  • Patent number: 9498636
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling power delivery from an external power transfer system (EPTS) to at least one implantable neurostimulator system (INS). The method comprises driving a first transmit coil within the EPTS using a transmit coil driver circuit, receiving, using a receive coil, power transferred from the first transmit coil, coupling the received power to a regulator circuit, monitoring the regulator circuit, communicating a message to the EPTS using a back telemetry circuit, receiving the message, and adjusting the transmit coil driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SYNTILLA MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Harry Dellamano, Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger, Claire Denault, Michael Steven Colvin, Paul Griffith, Francis Menezes
  • Patent number: 9427566
    Abstract: An implantable peripheral neurostimulation lead for head pain is adapted for implantation in the head for the therapeutic purpose of treating chronic head and/or face pain. The lead may include an extended lead body, a plurality of internal electrically conducting metal wires running along at least a portion of its length and individually connecting to a proximal surface contact and a distal surface electrode; a distal extended metal surface electrode array, subdivided into a plurality of sub-arrays; and a proximal in-line connector, which may include a proximal surface contact array adapted to couple with a separate implantable pulse generator. The lead may be operable to provide medically acceptable therapeutic neurostimulation to multiple regions of the head, including the frontal, parietal, and occipital regions of the head simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger
  • Patent number: 9042991
    Abstract: An implantable head-mounted unibody peripheral neurostimulation system is provided for implantation in the head for the purpose of treating chronic head pain, including migraine. The system may include an implantable pulse generator (IPG) from which multiple stimulating leads may extend sufficient to allow for adequate stimulation over multiple regions of the head, preferably including the frontal, parietal and occipital regions. A lead may include an extended body, along which may be disposed a plurality of surface metal electrodes, which may be sub-divided into a plurality of electrode arrays. A plurality of internal metal wires may run a portion of its length and connect the IPG's internal circuit to the surface metal electrodes. The IPG may include a rechargeable battery, an antenna, and an application specific integrated circuit. The IPG may be capable of functional connection with an external radiofrequency unit for purposes that may include recharging, diagnostic evaluation, and programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Syntilla Medical LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Reed, Robert Raymond Bulger