Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Boggs, II

Joseph W. Boggs, II 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: 10668285
    Abstract: It has been discovered that pain felt in a given region of the body can be treated, not by motor point stimulation of muscle in the local region where pain is felt, but by stimulating muscle spaced from a “nerve of passage” in a region that is superior (i.e., cranial or upstream toward the spinal column) to the region where pain is felt. Spinal nerves such as the intercostal nerves or nerves passing through a nerve plexus, which comprise trunks that divide by divisions and/or cords into branches, comprise “nerves of passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Patent number: 10632309
    Abstract: The present invention reduces pain and improves function long-term in persons with back pain using electrical stimulation in the back. This approach involves an electrical stimulation device including at least one electrode adapted for insertion within an animal body with back pain and at least one pulse generator operatively coupled with the at least one electrode, wherein the pulse generator delivers electrical stimulation activating at least a nerve innervating at least a paraspinal muscle in a back of the animal body for pain relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Meredith McGee, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Maria E. Bennett
  • Publication number: 20200030606
    Abstract: Systems and methods make possible the placement of one or more electrode leads in a tissue region for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation to tissue. The systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Patent number: 10426959
    Abstract: Systems and methods make possible the placement of one or more electrode leads in a tissue region for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation to tissue. The systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Publication number: 20190247652
    Abstract: It has been discovered that pain felt in a given region of the body can be treated by stimulating a peripheral nerve at a therapeutically effective distance from the region where pain is felt to generate a comfortable sensation (i.e., paresthesia) overlapping the regions of pain. A method has been developed to reduce pain in a painful region following limb joint replacement by stimulating a peripheral nerve innervating the painful region with an electrode inserted into tissue and spaced from the peripheral nerve. This method may be used to help alleviate postoperative pain in patients following total knee arthroplasty surgery or other limb joint replacement surgeries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Maria E. Bennett, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, John Chae, Warren M. Grill, Kathryn Stager, Rosemary Zang
  • Publication number: 20190151660
    Abstract: Pain felt in a given region of the body can be treated by stimulating a peripheral nerve at a therapeutically effective distance from the region where pain is felt to generate a comfortable sensation (i.e., paresthesia) overlapping the regions of pain. Systems and methods to reduce pain in a painful region following surgical amputation of an extremity or limb may include stimulating a peripheral nerve innervating the painful region with an electrode inserted into tissue and spaced from the peripheral nerve. This method may be used to help alleviate postoperative pain in patients following amputation of an extremity or limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Nathan D. Crosby, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon
  • Publication number: 20190151650
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating chronic pain occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome in a human body. A system is provided to deliver percutaneous electrical stimulation through at least one electrode to neurological motor points of the posterior and middle deltoid muscles to mediate such pain. One-time, continued and/or periodic dosing of treatment methods according to the present invention may result in a change to central nervous system maladaptive neuroplasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20190060642
    Abstract: An introducing device for locating a tissue region and deploying an electrode is shown and described. The introducing device may include an outer sheath. An inner sheath may be disposed within the outer sheath. The inner sheath may be configured to engage an implantable electrode. In an example, the inner sheath may comprise a stimulation probe having an uninsulated portion at or near a distal end of the delivery sheath. The outer sheath may be coupled to a power source or stimulation signal generating circuitry at a proximal end. A clinician may control application of the stimulation signal to a tissue region via the outer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Matthew G. deBock, Meredith J. McGee, Devin Sell, Robert B. Strother
  • Publication number: 20190015663
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for the treatment of pain through activation of select neural fibers. The neural fibers may comprise one or more afferent neural fibers and/or one or more efferent neural fibers. If afferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with efferent fibers, a therapeutically effective amount of electrical stimulation is applied to activate afferent pathways in a manner approximating natural afferent activity. The afferent fibers may be associated with primary receptors of muscle spindles, golgi tendon organs, secondary receptors of muscle spindles, joint receptors, touch receptors, and other types of mechanoreceptors and/or proprioceptors. If efferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with afferent fibers, a therapeutically effective amount of electrical stimulation is applied to activate intrafusal and/or extrafusal muscle fibers, which results in an indirect activation of afferent fibers associated therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Gill, John Chae
  • Patent number: 10166384
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating chronic pain occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome in a human body. A system is provided to deliver percutaneous electrical stimulation through at least one electrode to neurological motor points of the posterior and middle deltoid muscles to mediate such pain. One-time, continued and/or periodic dosing of treatment methods according to the present invention may result in a change to central nervous system maladaptive neuroplasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae
  • Patent number: 10076663
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for the treatment of pain through activation of select neural fibers. The neural fibers may comprise one or more afferent neural fibers and/or one or more efferent neural fibers. If afferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with efferent fibers, a therapeutically effective amount of electrical stimulation is applied to activate afferent pathways in a manner approximating natural afferent activity. The afferent fibers may be associated with primary receptors of muscle spindles, golgi tendon organs, secondary receptors of muscle spindles, joint receptors, touch receptors, and other types of mechanoreceptors and/or proprioceptors. If efferent fibers are stimulated, alone or in combination with afferent fibers, a therapeutically effective amount of electrical stimulation is applied to activate intrafusal and/or extrafusal muscle fibers, which results in an indirect activation of afferent fibers associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20180193645
    Abstract: Systems and methods make possible the placement of one or more electrode leads in a tissue region for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation to tissue. The systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Publication number: 20180078756
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating chronic pain occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome in a human body. A system is provided to deliver percutaneous electrical stimulation through at least one electrode to neurological motor points of the posterior and middle deltoid muscles to mediate such pain. One-time, continued and/or periodic dosing of treatment methods according to the present invention may result in a change to central nervous system maladaptive neuroplasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20180078763
    Abstract: Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles and/or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators and/or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin or carried outside the body. The assembly affords maximum patient mobility and comfort through differentiated components having minimal profiles and connected by way of detachable and adjustable connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Robert B. Strother, Kathryn W. Stager, Jonathan L. Sakai, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Matthew deBock, Devin Sell, Meredith McGee
  • Patent number: 9895530
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for applying electrical stimulation to a body by an electrode spaced from a target nerve of passage. It has been discovered that pain felt, or perceived to be felt, in a given region of the body can be treated by stimulating muscle close to a “nerve of passage” in a region that is superior (i.e., cranial or upstream toward the spinal column) to the region where pain is felt, such as in a case of post-amputation residual limb pain, or purportedly felt in the case of post-amputation phantom limb pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Rosemary H. Zang
  • Patent number: 9884189
    Abstract: Systems and methods make possible the placement of one or more electrode leads in a tissue region for providing functional and/or therapeutic stimulation to tissue. The systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Publication number: 20170361089
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a system for treating headaches and other pain associated with the occipital nerves. More particularly, the disclosure relates to a system of treating pain by selectively activating specific nerve fibers with a single, fault-resistant contact situated proximate to, but not in direct contact with, portions of one or more the occipital nerves. Additional measures ensure the lead does not migrate or fracture, resulting in long-lasting pain relief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon
  • Patent number: 9827412
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating chronic pain occurring secondarily to subacromial impingement syndrome in a human body. A system is provided to deliver percutaneous electrical stimulation through at least one electrode to neurological motor points of the posterior and middle deltoid muscles to mediate such pain. One-time, continued and/or periodic dosing of treatment methods according to the present invention may result in a change to central nervous system maladaptive neuroplasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae
  • Patent number: 9827419
    Abstract: Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles and/or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators and/or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin or carried outside the body. The assembly affords maximum patient mobility and comfort through differentiated components having minimal profiles and connected by way of detachable and adjustable connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Robert B. Strother, Kathryn W. Stager, Jonathan L. Sakai, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Matthew deBock, Devin Sell, Meredith McGee
  • Patent number: D884165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. deBock, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Matthew J. Wunzin, Robert B. Strother, Jr., Devin Sell, Mark R. Stultz, Bradley A. Lewis