Patents by Inventor Carl Y. Saab

Carl Y. Saab 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).

  • Patent number: 9486632
    Abstract: Data characterizing a signal of electrical activity sensed in a patient can be received using at least one data processor. A pain signature associated with peripheral nerve damage can be detected using the received data. A treatment protocol can be determined in response to the detected pain signature. The treatment protocol can include providing at least one electrical signal to the patient comprising one or more electrical pulses being at least about 150 Hz, between about 1 and about 3 volts, between about 1 and about 3 milliampere, and between about 0.25 and about 1 second in duration. The treatment protocol to be delivered to a sensory thalamus contained within the patient via an electrical lead and electrode implantable within the sensory thalamus. The treatment protocol can be caused to be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Rhode Island Hospital
    Inventor: Carl Y. Saab
  • Publication number: 20150231395
    Abstract: Data characterizing a signal of electrical activity sensed in a patient can be received using at least one data processor. A pain signature associated with peripheral nerve damage can be detected using the received data. A treatment protocol can be determined in response to the detected pain signature. The treatment protocol can include providing at least one electrical signal to the patient comprising one or more electrical pulses being at least about 150 Hz, between about 1 and about 3 volts, between about 1 and about 3 milliampere, and between about 0.25 and about 1 second in duration. The treatment protocol to be delivered to a sensory thalamus contained within the patient via an electrical lead and electrode implantable within the sensory thalamus. The treatment protocol can be caused to be initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: Carl Y. Saab
  • Patent number: 8977362
    Abstract: A system including a processor configured to be coupled to an electrical lead that is configured to sense electrical activity in a patient, a memory coupled to the processor, the memory containing computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to detect a pain signature in the sensed electrical activity, determine a treatment protocol in response to the detected pain signature, and cause the treatment protocol to be delivered to the patient via the electrical lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rhode Island Hospital
    Inventor: Carl Y. Saab
  • Publication number: 20130066394
    Abstract: A system including a processor configured to be coupled to an electrical lead that is configured to sense electrical activity in a patient, a memory coupled to the processor, the memory containing computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to detect a pain signature in the sensed electrical activity, determine a treatment protocol in response to the detected pain signature, and cause the treatment protocol to be delivered to the patient via the electrical lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL
    Inventor: Carl Y. Saab