Patents by Inventor Gavin L. Rade

Gavin L. Rade 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: 11154714
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes an adjustable capacitive voltage multiplier (CVM) that is responsive to diagnostic circuitry configured to provide control signals within a single stimulation current pulse for adjusting the voltage output applied to an electrode of the IMD's lead system. A control counter is coupled to the diagnostic circuitry for incrementing or decrementing an N-bit counter output signal operative to reconfigure a charge pump arrangement of the CVM so as to facilitate an adjusted voltage output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daran DeShazo, Steven Boor, Gavin L. Rade
  • Publication number: 20210252291
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes multiple stimulation engines (SEs) for independently stimulating respective electrode sets of a lead system. A voltage multiplier (VM) is configured to generate an adjustable target voltage at an output node. Each stimulation engine includes first switching circuitry to switchably connect an anodic node of the SE to the VM output node and second switching circuitry to switchably connect a cathodic node of the SE to a current sink circuit. Discharge switching circuitry may be disposed between the anodic and cathodic nodes of each SE. A selector and associated digital control logic block are operative to generate control signals for independently controlling respective SEs such that each SE may be activated to stimulate or discharge a corresponding select set of electrodes independently from or in concert with remaining SEs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daran DeShazo, Steven Boor, Gavin L Rade
  • Publication number: 20210023373
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) includes an adjustable capacitive voltage multiplier (CVM) that is responsive to diagnostic circuitry configured to provide control signals within a single stimulation current pulse for adjusting the voltage output applied to an electrode of the IMD's lead system. A control counter is coupled to the diagnostic circuitry for incrementing or decrementing an N-bit counter output signal operative to reconfigure a charge pump arrangement of the CVM so as to facilitate an adjusted voltage output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Daran DeShazo, Steven Boor, Gavin L. Rade
  • Publication number: 20200346005
    Abstract: A neurostimulation (NS) system and method are provided. The system includes a power supply having positive and negative terminals. The negative terminal defines a reference ground. An array of electrodes are positioned within a patient. The array of electrodes includes first and second active electrodes for delivering stimulation therapy configured to be located proximate to neural tissue of interest that is associated with a target region. A control circuit is configured to control delivery of stimulation current for a NS therapy between the first and second electrodes. A current regulator (CR) circuit is connected to, and configured to control current flow through, at least the first electrode during delivery of the stimulation therapy under direction of the control circuit. A floating power supply is connected across power supply terminals of the CR circuit. The CR circuit and floating power supply are coupled to a floating ground node that is electrically separate from the reference ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Boor, Daran DeShazo, Gavin L. Rade
  • Publication number: 20200338352
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an output architecture for an implantable pulse generator of a neurostimulation system. The output architecture includes a power supply, a plurality of outputs, a global source current regulator coupled to the power supply and operable to source current from the power supply to the plurality of outputs through a plurality of source current branches, a global sink current regulator operable to sink current from the plurality of outputs to ground through a plurality of sink current branches, a current source branch selector operable to select, for each of the plurality of outputs, an amount of current sourced from the plurality of source current branches, and a current sink branch selector operable to select, for each of the plurality of outputs, an amount of current sunk to the plurality of sink current branches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Daran DeShazo, Steven Boor, Gavin L. Rade
  • Publication number: 20200306543
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an implantable medical device comprising stimulation circuitry for controlling delivery of a medical therapy to a patient, a processor for controlling the IMD according to executable code, and a power source. The implantable medical device may further include current regulator circuitry comprising electrode selection circuitry that is configured to select electrodes for use during a discharge mode, and a programmable current regulator configured to provide an exponentially decreasing discharge current to the selected electrodes from the power source. A current output of a programmable current regulator may be decreased in precalculated steps to create the exponentially decreasing discharge current applied to the selected electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Boor, Daran DeShazo, Gavin L. Rade