Patents by Inventor David Karl-Lee Peterson

David Karl-Lee Peterson 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: 20220080208
    Abstract: A system (1) for electrically stimulating a nerve (3), the system comprising: a first stimulator (5) and a second stimulator (7) for electrically stimulating the nerve, the first stimulator and the second stimulator spaced apart from one another by a first distance; and a controller (9) arranged to: a) set a time interval as a function of the first distance and the speed of propagation of an action potential in the nerve; b) activate the first stimulator for a first stimulation period, thus inducing electrical activity in the nerve; and c) activate the second stimulator for a second stimulation period after the time interval has elapsed after the end of the first time period. Preferably, the time interval is a sum of the first time period and a buffer time period for allowing the nerve to recover from stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: David Karl Lee Peterson, Daniel John Chew, Matteo Donega, Xu Meng
  • Patent number: 9393403
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lend at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 9327111
    Abstract: A paddle lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a paddle body having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis transverse to the longitudinal axis. The paddle body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed into at least four columns extending parallel with the longitudinal axis. The at least four columns include two lateral columns and at least two medial columns disposed therebetween. The electrodes of the at least two medial columns are arranged into rows aligned along the transverse axis. The electrodes of the two lateral columns are each longitudinally offset from the rows of electrodes of the at least two medial columns. An array of terminals are disposed on each of at least one lead body coupled to the paddle body. A plurality of conductive wires couple each of the electrodes to at least one terminal of the terminal arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Publication number: 20160074651
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lend at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20160015967
    Abstract: A paddle lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a paddle body having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis transverse to the longitudinal axis. The paddle body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed into at least four columns extending parallel with the longitudinal axis. The at least four columns include two lateral columns and at least two medial columns disposed therebetween. The electrodes of the at least two medial columns are arranged into rows aligned along the transverse axis. The electrodes of the two lateral columns are each longitudinally offset from the rows of electrodes of the at least two medial columns. An array of terminals are disposed on each of at least one lead body coupled to the paddle body. A plurality of conductive wires couple each of the electrodes to at least one terminal of the terminal arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Patent number: 9211402
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 9162055
    Abstract: A paddle lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a paddle body having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis transverse to the longitudinal axis. The paddle body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed into at least four columns extending parallel with the longitudinal axis. The at least four columns include two lateral columns and at least two medial columns disposed therebetween. The electrodes of the at least two medial columns are arranged into rows aligned along the transverse axis. The electrodes of the two lateral columns are each longitudinally offset from the rows of electrodes of the at least two medial columns. An array of terminals are disposed on each of at least one lead body coupled to the paddle body. A plurality of conductive wires couple each of the electrodes to at least one terminal of the terminal arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150073501
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8914121
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20140142671
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, THOMAS A. OLEKSYN, KERRY BRADLEY, DAVID KARL LEE PETERSON, COURTNEY LANE, ANNE MARGARET PIANCA
  • Patent number: 8649873
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20130289651
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8571665
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end and a distal end; and a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes at least four segmented electrodes having exposed surfaces where each exposed surface has a center point. The center points of the at least four segmented electrodes are disposed on a substantially helical path about the longitudinal surface of the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Publication number: 20120071948
    Abstract: A paddle lead assembly for providing electrical stimulation of patient tissue includes a paddle body having a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis transverse to the longitudinal axis. The paddle body includes a plurality of electrodes disposed into at least four columns extending parallel with the longitudinal axis. The at least four columns include two lateral columns and at least two medial columns disposed therebetween. The electrodes of the at least two medial columns are arranged into rows aligned along the transverse axis. The electrodes of the two lateral columns are each longitudinally offset from the rows of electrodes of the at least two medial columns. An array of terminals are disposed on each of at least one lead body coupled to the paddle body. A plurality of conductive wires couple each of the electrodes to at least one terminal of the terminal arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Publication number: 20120046710
    Abstract: A method of treating a target region in the brain includes a) contacting tissue to be stimulated with a lead of a stimulation device, the stimulation device comprising a pulse generator coupled to the lead, the lead having a plurality of segmented electrodes disposed at a distal end of the lead, the stimulation device being configured and arranged to stimulate a target region using a positionable centroid of stimulation; b) providing stimulation current to at least one of the segmented electrodes of the lead to generate a centroid of stimulation at a location and stimulate tissue around the location of the centroid of stimulation; c) repositioning the centroid of stimulation to a next location along a helical path by altering the provision of stimulation current to the plurality of electrodes and stimulating tissue around the location of the repositioned centroid of stimulation; and d) repeating c) for each location along the helical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Publication number: 20110238129
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end and a distal end; and a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes at least four segmented electrodes having exposed surfaces where each exposed surface has a center point. The center points of the at least four segmented electrodes are disposed on a substantially helical path about the longitudinal surface of the lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Patent number: 6516227
    Abstract: A spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system provides multiple stimulation channels, each capable of producing up to 10 mA of current into a 1 K&OHgr; load. The SCS system further includes a replenishable power source, e.g., a rechargeable battery, that requires only an occasional recharge, and offers a life of at least 10 years at typical settings. Each of the multiple stimulus channels of the system may be combined with other channels to deliver more than 10 mA of current. Additionally, the SCS system has the capability to stimulate simultaneously on all available channels. Each channel has at least two outputs (one positive and one negative) that can be mapped via a low impedance switching matrix to any electrode contact or the system case, thereby allowing a clinician to provide unique electrical stimulation fields for each current channel. Moreover, this feature, combined with multi-contact electrodes arranged in two or three dimensional arrays, allows “virtual electrodes” to be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Meadows, Carla M. Mann, David Karl-Lee Peterson, Joey Chen
  • Patent number: 5931857
    Abstract: An implantable anti-arrhythmia device such as a defibrillator or anti-tachycardia pacemaker with an associated patient activator. The arrhythmia detection function is divided between the patient and the implanted device, rather than merely providing patient activation or a patient override. The implantable device is provided with a tachyarrhythmia recognition mechanism, which operates essentially continuously, and which, upon meeting a first set of criteria, will trigger delivery of an anti-arrhythmia therapy such as pacing, cardioversion or defibrillation. The patient is provided with an activator which informs the implanted device that the patient believes that anti-arrhythmia therapy is necessary. In response to receipt of the activation signal, the implanted device defines a time interval thereafter during which a second, less stringent set of arrhythmia detection criteria must be met, in response to which the device will deliver a cardioversion or defibrillation pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Alice Prieve, William A. P. Graham, David Karl Lee Peterson
  • Patent number: 5755737
    Abstract: An implantable anti-arrhythmia device such as a defibrillator or anti-tachycardia pacemaker with an associated patient activator. The arrhythmia detection function is divided between the patient and the implanted device, rather than merely providing patient activation or a patient override. The implantable device is provided with a tachyarrhythmia recognition mechanism, which operates essentially continuously, and which, upon meeting a first set of criteria, will trigger delivery of an anti-arrhythmia therapy such as pacing, cardioversion or defibrillation. The patient is provided with an activator which informs the implanted device that the patient believes that anti-arrhythmia therapy is necessary. In response to receipt of the activation signal, the implanted device defines a time interval thereafter during which a second, less stringent set of arrhythmia detection criteria must be met, in response to which the device will deliver a cardioversion or defibrillation pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Alice Prieve, William A. P. Graham, David Karl Lee Peterson