Patents by Inventor Claudio A. Feler

Claudio A. Feler 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: 9962543
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8903508
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system including an epidural lead for spinal cord stimulation that includes a paddle having an array of electrodes coupled to conductors within the lead body. The paddle includes score lines that extend along the length and width of either the front or back facets of the paddle portion. The score lines increase the flexibility of the paddle in both the length and width directions which facilitate the implantation of the paddle within the epidural space of the spinal cord, and further permits the paddle to conform more uniformly to the target area of implantation to minimize the gap between the electrodes and targeted fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Claudio Feler
  • Publication number: 20140343564
    Abstract: Paddle lead including a lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a central axis extending therebetween. The lead body includes opposite first and second sides that extend between the distal and proximal ends. The paddle lead also includes electrodes disposed along the first side of the lead body that are configured to apply neurostimulation therapy within an epidural space of a patient. The electrodes are electrically coupled to conductive pathways that extend through the proximal end of the lead body. The lead body includes a flexible material a flexible material that is configured to flex when a fluid pressure is imposed on the lead body in the epidural space. The lead body is configured to have a non-planar contour that folds or curves about the central axis when experiencing the fluid pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua R. Feler, Claudio A. Feler
  • Patent number: 8774940
    Abstract: An implantable stimulation system including an epidural lead for spinal cord stimulation that includes a paddle having an array of electrodes coupled to conductors within the paddle body. The paddle is elongated in shaped with the distal end of the paddle having a tabbed or extended portion with the lead exiting the extended portion of the paddle an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the paddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Claudio Feler
  • Publication number: 20140081351
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. d/b/a St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8615300
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8612009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-column paddle structure and its uses thereof to provide neuromodulation therapy to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20130006341
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120016453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-column paddle structure and its uses thereof to provide neuromodulation therapy to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20110270350
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Patent number: 7979131
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Patent number: 7979133
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20100286553
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for screening vagus nerve stimulation to determine the potential efficacy of permanent stimulation systems. In one aspect, the system includes temporary electrode assemblies adapted for temporary placement on or in the body adjacent the vagus nerve. In another aspect, a method is provided to place a stimulating electrode adjacent the posterior of the carotid sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, Scott F. Drees
  • Publication number: 20100030300
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20100030310
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Claudio A. Feler, John H. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20070179579
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a paddle lead is implanted within a patient such that the electrodes are positioned within the cervical or thoracic spinal levels. An electrode combination on a first row of electrodes can be determined that is effective for a first pain location with minimal effects on other regions of the body. The first pain location can be addressed by stimulating a first dorsal column fiber due to the relatively fine electrical field resolution achievable by the multiple columns. Then, another electrode combination on a second row of electrodes can be determined for a second pain location with minimal effects on other regions. The second pain location could be addressed by stimulating a second dorsal column fiber. After the determination of the appropriate electrodes for stimulation, the patient's IPG can be programmed to deliver pulses using the first and second rows according to the determined electrode combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Claudio FELER, John Erickson
  • Patent number: 6236892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an epidural laminotomy stimulation lead having at least first and second electrode arrays. To enable a greater effective stimulation length, the longitudinal spacing between the various electrode arrays is greater than a smallest regular longitudinal spacing between electrodes of the electrode arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Claudio A. Feler
  • Patent number: D637297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Erickson, Claudio A. Feler, Jazzmyne Buckels
  • Patent number: D638130
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Erickson, Jazzmyne Buckels, Claudio A. Feler, Tommy Cushing, Stephen L. Goldman
  • Patent number: D638131
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromedulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jazzmyne Buckels, Tommy Cushing, Stephen L. Goldman, Claudio A. Feler