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).

  • Publication number: 20140330356
    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: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Patent number: 8805533
    Abstract: Systems and methods use an external and/or implantable pulse generator system for neuromodulation stimulation to treat sexual dysfunction by the unilateral or bilateral stimulation of a target nerve A and/or a target nerve B using one or more leads and electrodes implanted in tissue in the pelvic region. The electrical stimulation waveform may be conveyed to the target nerve A electrode for a first predetermined amount of time, and conveyed to the target nerve B electrode for a second predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Geoffrey B. Thrope, Robert B. Strother, Joseph J. Mrva
  • Patent number: 8788048
    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: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Patent number: 8788046
    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: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Patent number: 8788047
    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: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20140194948
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention relate to a novel peripheral nerve stimulation system for the treatment of pain, such as pain that exists after amputation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: NDI Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Strother, Jonathan L. Sakai, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Kathryn W. Stager, Maria E. Bennett, Stuart Rubin
  • Patent number: 8700177
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention relate to a novel peripheral nerve stimulation system for the treatment of pain, such as pain that exists after amputation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: NDI Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B Strother, Jonathan L Sakai, Joseph W Boggs, II, Kathryn W Stager, Maria E Bennett, Stuart Rubin
  • Publication number: 20140046416
    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 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, John Chae
  • Patent number: 8626302
    Abstract: Systems and methods are adapted to provide the relief of pain. The systems and methods make possible the percutaneous placement of one or more intramuscular leads, without the need for fluoroscopy, for providing electrical stimulation to activate a motor point innervating the muscle, to provide the therapeutic relief of pain. The one or more intramuscular leads may be placed in muscle(s) to resist migration. The target nerves and their motor points innervate the muscles in which the one or more leads are placed. The systems and methods can include a two-stage solution. The first stage may include temporary systems and methods, including the use of an external pulse generator. The second stage may include more permanent systems and methods, including the use of an implanted pulse generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: SPR Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Geoffrey B. Thrope, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Andreas Inmann, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20130238066
    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: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SPR THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. BOGGS, II, Rosemary H. ZANG
  • Publication number: 20130204315
    Abstract: A system according to the present invention provides a portable, non-invasive device adapted to deliver electrical stimulation to a brain, such as to treat tinnitus. Such system is preferably a head-worn system configured to provide transcranial direct current electrical stimulation (tDCS) to a patient, where a therapy based at least partially thereon may be self-administered by the patient. tDCS is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation to treat tinnitus, or other neurological indications, that may provide significant relief. Methods according to the present invention include preferably brief sessions of anodal tDCS to assist in determining adequate electrode location and stimulus intensity by producing transient decreases in tinnitus intensity. Methods may also or alternatively include a number of sessions of cathodal tDCS at a confirmed electrode location and stimulus intensity to provide sustained tinnitus relief.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: NDI MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: AMORN WONGSARNPIGOON, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Stuart F. Rubin, Jonathan L. Sakai
  • Patent number: 8463383
    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. Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods may include a carrier and an electronics pod, the electronics pod including stimulation generation circuitry and user interface components. A power source and/or flash memory may be incorporated in neurostimulation assembly and/or the return electrode. The assemblies, systems, and methods are adapted to provide coordinated neurostimulation to multiple regions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: NDI Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan L. Sakai, Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Robert B. Strother, Geoffrey B. Thrope, Kenneth P. Rundle, Stuart F. Rubin
  • Patent number: 8396555
    Abstract: Apparatus to control physiological functions, including urinary track physiological functions are described. The apparatus includes an electrode(s) configured to be placed on or in a targeted component of a pudendal nerve and to stimulate the targeted pudendal nerve pudendal. The targeted component of the pudendal nerve includes a pudendal nerve urethral afferent, and afferent nerve fibers in the deep perineal nerve. The apparatus includes a controller coupled to the electrode to apply an electrical signal having an amplitude and a selected frequency chosen to stimulate the targeted component. The controller operates in a first mode to apply a first frequency without substantially changing the amplitude for achieving a first physiologic response and the controller operates in a second mode to apply a second frequency, different than the first frequency, for achieving a second physiologic response different than the first physiologic response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Joseph W. Boggs, II, Brian J. Wenzel, Kenneth J. Gustafson, Warren M. Grill
  • Publication number: 20130018445
    Abstract: Improved electrical stimulation leads are disclosed. Such leads may be provided with a distal electrode and electrode retention elements, such as tissue anchors. The electrode may be electrically coupled to an electrical connector that is disposed at a proximal end of the lead through one or more cables, which may conduct electricity through one or more conductive strands. The electrode may be formed from an extension of one of such cables coiled about a portion of the lead body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: NDI MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: JONATHAN L SAKAI, Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Publication number: 20120310314
    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: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SPR THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. BENNETT, Joseph W. BOGGS, II, Warren M. GRILL, John CHAE
  • Publication number: 20120310302
    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: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SPR THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Maria E. Bennett, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Warren M. Grill, John Chae
  • Publication number: 20120310301
    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: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SPR THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventors: MARIA E. BENNETT, JOSEPH W. BOGGS, II, WARREN M. GRILL, JOHN CHAE
  • Publication number: 20120290055
    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: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph W. Boggs, II
  • Patent number: D665085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: NDI Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Strother, Jonathan L. Sakai, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Kathryn W. Stager, Maria E. Bennett
  • Patent number: D683320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: NDI Medical LLC
    Inventors: Robert B. Strother, Jonathan L. Sakai, Joseph W. Boggs, II, Kathryn W. Stager, Maria E. Bennett