Patents by Inventor Angely Widhany

Angely Widhany has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20050149146
    Abstract: A method and system for providing electrical pulses to splanchnic nerve(s) and/or around celiac ganglion for selective sympathetic stimulation of a patient, to provide therapy for obesity or to induce weight loss comprises implantable and external components. The implantable components are a lead and an implantable pulse generator, comprising rechargeable lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer battery. The external components are a programmer and an external recharger. In one embodiment, the implanted pulse generator may also comprise stimulus-receiver means, and a pulse generator means with rechargeable battery. The implanted stimulus-receiver is adapted to work in conjunction with an external stimulator. In another embodiment, the implanted pulse generator is adapted to be rechargeable, utilizing inductive coupling with an external recharger. The implanted system may also use a lead with one or more electrode(s), for sympathetic nerve(s) modulation with selective stimulation and/or blocking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050143787
    Abstract: A method and system of providing electrical pulses to vagal nerve(s) using rechargeable implantable pulse generator for stimulation and/or blocking to provide therapy for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders comprises implantable and external components. These disorders include (but are not limited to) epilepsy, partial complex epilepsy, generalized epilepsy, and involuntary movement disorders such as in Parkinson's disease, depression, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, neurogenic/psycogenic pain, compulsive eating disorders, obesity, obsessive compulsive disorders, dementia including Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders, learning difficulties, migraines and cardiac disorders such as atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure (CHF). The implantable components are a lead and an implantable pulse generator, comprising rechargeable lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer battery. The external components are a programmer and an external recharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050143783
    Abstract: A method and system for providing electrical pulses for neuromodulating sacral nerves of a patient utilizing an implantable stimulator. The implantable stimulator comprising a pulse generator module and a stimulus receiver module for coupling with an external stimulator. Control circuitry ensures selective operation of one pulse generator module. The external stimulator comprises a telemetry module for remotely activating (or de-activating) programs over the internet, to arrive at the optimal program for each patient. Once the optimal “dose” is titrated using the external stimulator, the implanted pulse generator can then be programmed to such parameters. The external stimulator in conjunction with the implanted stimulus receiver can override the implanted pulse generator, to provide extra dose of therapy or to conserve the implanted battery. The external stimulator is also networked to other computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050137644
    Abstract: Method and system to provide therapy for obesity and gastrointestinal disorders such as FGIDs, gastroparesis, gastro-esophageal reflex disease (GERD), pancreatitis and ileus comprises vagal blocking and/or vagal stimulation. Vagal blocking may be in the afferent or efferent direction, and may be with or without stimulation pulses. Blocking may be provided by one of a number of different electrical blocking techniques. Electrical signals may be provided with an external stimulator in conjunction with an implanted stimulus-receiver, or an implanted stimulus-receiver comprising a high value capacitor for temporary power source. In one embodiment, the external stimulator may comprise an optional telemetry unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050131486
    Abstract: Method and system to provide therapy for obesity and gastrointestinal disorders such as FGIDs, gastroparesis, gastro-esophageal reflex disease (GERD), pancreatitis and ileus comprises vagal blocking and/or vagal stimulation, utilizing implanted and external components. Vagal blocking may be in the afferent or efferent direction, and may be with or without selective stimulation. Blocking may be provided by one of a number of different electrical blocking techniques. The implantable components are a lead and an implantable pulse generator (IPG), comprising re-chargeable lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer battery. The external components are a programmer and an external recharger. In one embodiment, the implanted pulse generator may also comprise stimulus-receiver means, and a pulse generator means with rechargeable battery. In another embodiment, the implanted pulse generator is adapted to be rechargeable, utilizing inductive coupling with an external recharger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050131484
    Abstract: A method and system for providing pulse electrical stimulation to at least one of sacral plexus or its branches or portions, inferior hypogastric plexus or its branches or portions, superior hypogastric plexus or its branches or portions in a patient, to provide therapy for one of erectile/sexual dysfunction, prostatitis, pelvic pain, and pain originating from prostatitis pathology. The stimulation system comprises both implanted and external components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050131493
    Abstract: A method and system of remotely controlling an implanted stimulator for providing electrical pulses to nerve tissue, comprises an implantable stimulator, an interface unit, and a mobile device such as a modified PDA/cell phone (or pocket PC/cell phone). The implanted stimulator may be for vagus nerve(s), sacral plexus, spinal cord or the like. The implanted stimulator comprises an implanted pulse generator (IPG) and a stimulus-receiver module. Interrogation and programming of the implanted stimulator may be performed remotely via a modified PDA/cell phone over a wide area network. The interface unit at the patient end comprises a telemetry module, and may be part of an external stimulator or a programmer. In one aspect of the invention, in addition to remote interrogation and programming, a patient's clinical data/information, report, and invoicing information can-be retrieved from a server, reviewed, and updated on the modified PDA/cell phone over a wide area network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050131487
    Abstract: Method and system for providing electrical pulses to the gastric wall of a patient to provide therapy for obesity/eating disorders comprises implantable and external components. The implantable components are a lead and rechargeable implantable pulse generator, comprising rechargeable lithium-ion or lithium-ion polymer battery. The external components are a programmer and an external recharger. In one embodiment, the implanted pulse generator may also comprise stimulus-receiver means, and a pulse generator means with rechargeable battery. The rechargeable implanted pulse generator of this embodiment is also adapted to work in conjunction with an external stimulator. In another embodiment, the implanted pulse generator is adapted to be rechargeable, utilizing inductive coupling with an external recharger. Existing gastric stimulators may also be adapted to be used with rechargeable power sources as disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050049655
    Abstract: A system and method for providing pulsed electrical stimulation to one or both vagus nerve(s) of a patient to provide therapy for obesity, eating disorders, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The electrical pulses can be provided either unilaterally or bilaterally (left and right vagus nerves) and can be supra-diaphramatic or be sub-diaphramatic. The system comprising implantable stimulator, lead(s), an external stimulator, and a programmer. The implantable stimulator, comprising a pulse generator module, and a stimulus-receiver module which is used in conjunction with an external stimulator. Control circuitry ensures selective operation of one of the modules of the implanted stimulator, at a time. Further, the external stimulator comprises a telemetry module for remotely activating (or de-activating) programs over the internet, to arrive at the optimal program for each patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Publication number: 20050004621
    Abstract: A method and system for neuromodulating vagus nerve(s) to provide therapy for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders comprises implantable and external components. The pulsed electrical stimulation to vagus nerve(s) is used for disorders such as epilepsy, depression, anxiety disorders, neurogenic pain, compulsive eating disorders, obesity, dementia including Alzheimer's disease, and migraines. The pulsed electrical stimulation to vagus nerve(s) may be provided using one of the following stimulation systems, such as: a) an implanted stimulus-receiver with an external stimulator; b) an implanted stimulus-receiver comprising a high value capacitor for storing charge, used in conjunction with an external stimulator; c) a programmer-less implantable pulse generator (IPG) which is operable with a magnet; d) a programmable implantable pulse generator; e) a combination implantable device comprising both a stimulus-receiver and a programmable IPG; and f) an IPG comprising a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Birinder Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Patent number: 6771186
    Abstract: A method of countering terrorism or hostile activity in an airplane by using a multitude of built-in systems within the aircraft. The built-in systems includes chemical sprays, laser guns, and pre-programmed sound alarm systems. The aerosol chemicals range from benign fogging agents to non-lethal incapacitating agents from the categories of inhalants, general anesthetics, and irritants. Any of the systems can be used singly or in any combination. These systems can be activated manually from the control panel in the cockpit, or via a remote wireless activation system by the flight crew from anywhere within the plane. Such activation being password and code protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventors: Birinder R. Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Patent number: 6696928
    Abstract: A method of countering terrorism or hostile activity in an airplane by using a built-in defense system within the aircraft. The defense system includes chemical sprays, laser guns, and pre-programmed sound alarm systems. The aerosol chemicals range from benign fogging agents to non-lethal incapacitating agents from the categories of inhalants, general anesthetics, and irritants. Any of the systems can be used singly or in any combination. These systems can be activated manually from the control panel in the cockpit, or via a remote wireless system by the flight crew from anywhere within the plane. Such activation being password and code protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Inventors: Birinder R. Boveja, Angely Widhany
  • Patent number: 6505074
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for neuromodulation therapy for urinary incontinence and urological disorders comprises an implantable lead-receiver, and an external stimulator having a power source, controlling circuitry, and predetermined programs. The stimulator further includes a primary coil which inductively transfers electrical signals to the lead-receiver, which is also in electric contact with the sacral nerves. The external stimulator emits electrical pulses to stimulate the sacral plexus according to a predetermined program. In a second mode of operation, an operator may manually override the predetermined sequence of stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventors: Birinder R. Boveja, Angely Widhany