Patents by Inventor Matthew Lee McDonald

Matthew Lee McDonald 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: 11471684
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed to generate programming parameters and modifications during closed-loop adjustment of an implantable neurostimulation device treatment programming, through the identification and application of weights determined from user input indications and rankings of therapy objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 11433240
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed to generate programming parameters and modifications during closed-loop adjustment of an implantable neurostimulation device treatment programming, through the identification and application of weights determined from user input indications and rankings of therapy objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 11426595
    Abstract: An adapter to add optical stimulation to a stimulation system includes an adapter body and a connector disposed on the distal end of the adapter body. The connector includes a connector body defining a port and a connector lumen; connector contacts disposed in the connector body and arranged along the connector lumen; and a light source disposed in the connector body. The adapter also includes terminals disposed along the proximal end of the adapter body and conductors extending along the adapter body and electrically coupling the connector contacts and the light source to the terminals. The adapter may be used with an optical stylet that fits into a stimulation lead which is, in turn, coupled to the connector of the adapter. Alternatively, the adapter can include a fiber optic coupled to the light source and configured to extend into the stimulation lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob B. Leven, Michael X. Govea, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 11400294
    Abstract: An example of a neurostimulation system may include one or more sensing devices and a patient assistance device. The sensing device(s) may be configured to sense one or more signals from a patient and may include one or more non-invasive sensing devices. The patient assistance device may be configured to assist the patient in use of a stimulation device and may include a communication circuit configured to receive the sensed signal(s), a user interface configured to allow for interactions with the patient, and a processing circuit which may be configured to receive patient-specific information including the sensed signal(s), to analyze the patient-specific information with neurostimulation algorithm information representative of available therapeutic options, to produce one or more recommendations related to use of the stimulation device for treating the patient based on the analysis, and to present at least one recommendation using the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Bradley Lawrence Hershey, Dennis Zottola, Dat Thanh Huynh, Natalie Bloom Lyons, Juan Gabriel Hincapie Ordonez
  • Publication number: 20220134119
    Abstract: This document discusses systems, devices, and methods for computer-assisted pain or paresthesia assessment and pain management in a subject. A system includes a programming aid device including a user interface, a transceiver circuit to receive information about pain management for the patient from one or more of a software-based virtual agent (SVA) or a human assistant other than the patient, and a controller circuit to initiate and manage information exchange session between the patient and one or more of the SVA or the human assistant, via the user interface, regarding pain or paresthesia sensation and pain management. Based on the information exchange, the controller determines a stimulation setting, and generate a therapy control signal to the neuromodulation device to initiate delivery of neuromodulation energy according to the determined stimulation setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Benjamin Phillip Hahn, Kyle Harish Srivastava, Amarpreet Singh Bains
  • Patent number: 10857366
    Abstract: A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation. The holder may have an opening for receiving a connecting pin, for stimulating electrodes, for example, in a mating orientation with respect to a receptacle contained within the IMD. According to some embodiments, the IMD features a metal housing that can serve as an electrode and the holder is configured with a window to allow a portion of the housing to electrically contact flesh of a patient during operation. Holders for containing a single IMD and holders for containing multiple IMDs are disclosed. Holders for containing multiple IMDs are configured to maintain alignment of the IMDs with respect to each other, for example, a parallel alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jillian Doubek, Samuel Tahmasian
  • Publication number: 20200282218
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed to generate programming parameters and modifications during closed-loop adjustment of an implantable neurostimulation device treatment programming, through the identification and application of weights determined from user input indications and rankings of therapy objectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Publication number: 20200155854
    Abstract: An adapter to add optical stimulation to a stimulation system includes an adapter body and a connector disposed on the distal end of the adapter body. The connector includes a connector body defining a port and a connector lumen; connector contacts disposed in the connector body and arranged along the connector lumen; and a light source disposed in the connector body. The adapter also includes terminals disposed along the proximal end of the adapter body and conductors extending along the adapter body and electrically coupling the connector contacts and the light source to the terminals. The adapter may be used with an optical stylet that fits into a stimulation lead which is, in turn, coupled to the connector of the adapter. Alternatively, the adapter can include a fiber optic coupled to the light source and configured to extend into the stimulation lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jacob B. Leven, Michael X. Govea, Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Publication number: 20200101302
    Abstract: A system may be used with a medical imaging system and a programming system. The medical imaging system may be configured to display a medical image and the programming system may be configured to implement a program used in programming a neuromodulation device. The system may comprise a mobile device having at least one processor, a camera and a user interface including a display. The mobile device may be configured to acquire a displayed medical image from the medical imaging system, determine based on the acquired medical image location data indicative of the position of at least one of the electrodes relative to at least one of the anatomy or at least another one of the electrodes, and provide the location data for use by the program implemented by the programming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ismael Huertas Fernandez, Matthew Lee McDonald, Amarpreet Singh Bains, Anirudh Joshi
  • Publication number: 20190344080
    Abstract: An example of a neurostimulation system may include one or more sensing devices and a patient assistance device. The sensing device(s) may be configured to sense one or more signals from a patient and may include one or more non-invasive sensing devices. The patient assistance device may be configured to assist the patient in use of a stimulation device and may include a communication circuit configured to receive the sensed signal(s), a user interface configured to allow for interactions with the patient, and a processing circuit which may be configured to receive patient-specific information including the sensed signal(s), to analyze the patient-specific information with neurostimulation algorithm information representative of available therapeutic options, to produce one or more recommendations related to use of the stimulation device for treating the patient based on the analysis, and to present at least one recommendation using the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Bradley Lawrence Hershey, Dennis Zottola, Dat Thanh Huynh, Natalie Bloom Lyons, Juan Gabriel Hincapie Ordonez
  • Publication number: 20190290917
    Abstract: A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation. The holder may have an opening for receiving a connecting pin, for stimulating electrodes, for example, in a mating orientation with respect to a receptacle contained within the IMB. According to some embodiments, the IMB features a metal housing that can serve as an electrode and the holder is configured with a window to allow a portion of the housing to electrically contact flesh of a patient during operation. Holders for containing a single IMD and holders for containing multiple IMDs are disclosed. Holders for containing multiple IMDs are configured to maintain alignment of the IMDs with respect to each other, for example, a parallel alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jillian Doubek, Samuel Tahmasian
  • Patent number: 10335602
    Abstract: A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation. The holder may have an opening for receiving a connecting pin, for stimulating electrodes, for example, in a mating orientation with respect to a receptacle contained within the IMB. According to some embodiments, the IMB features a metal housing that can serve as an electrode and the holder is configured with a window to allow a portion of the housing to electrically contact flesh of a patient during operation. Holders for containing a single IMD and holders for containing multiple IMDs are disclosed. Holders for containing multiple IMDs are configured to maintain alignment of the IMDs with respect to each other, for example, a parallel alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jillian Doubek, Samuel Tahmasian
  • Patent number: 10183166
    Abstract: Methods, medical devices, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems are provided. A patient implanted with a medical device is exposed to a time-varying magnetic field having a signature, thereby inducing mechanical vibrations in at least one component of the medical device. A vibrational characteristic of the mechanical vibrations induced in the component(s) is detected. The vibrational characteristic is analyzed, and the signature of the magnetic field is identified based on the analyzed vibrational characteristic. The medical device is automatically switched from a first operational mode to a second operational mode when the signature is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiran K. Gururaj, Ross D. Venook, Matthew Lee McDonald, Joseph M. Bocek
  • Publication number: 20180272138
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator (IPG) is disclosed herein. The IPG may be very small compared to most IPGs and may have a volume on the order of about 3 cm3. The IPG has a separate battery compartment and electronics compartment that may be joined together by laser welding, for example. The combined battery compartment/electronics compartment is then enclosed or partially enclosed within a rigid shell made of a polymeric material. The shell provides structural stability and support for the IPG and provides a barrier against puncturing the IPG. The IPG can then be overmolded with a soft coating material such as silicone. The overmolding provides an additional layer of protection against leakage of non-biocompatible components and also enhances the comfort of the IPG. An electrode assembly may be joined to the IPG prior to overmolding, in which case the overmolding secures the electrode assembly to the IPG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Tahmasian, Matthew Lee McDonald, William Morgan, Rafael Carbunaru, Jillian Doubek
  • Publication number: 20180272134
    Abstract: An implantable pulse generator (IPG) is disclosed herein. The IPG includes two or more body-mounted electrodes that can be independently programmed to provide stimulation at the location of implantation. The IPG also includes connectors for connecting one or more leads configured with electrode arrays for providing stimulation remote from the IPG. The IPG can be implanted at one location in a patient's body where stimulation is to be delivered and the one or more remote leads can be implanted in additional locations. The disclosed IPG with both body-mounted and remote electrodes reduces the charging complexity of having two microstimulators implanted. The remote lead(s) may be either permanently attached to the IPG or may be removeably attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Samuel Tahmasian, Matthew Lee McDonald, William Morgan, Rafael Carbunaru, Jillian Doubek
  • Publication number: 20180015289
    Abstract: A holder for an implantable medical device (IMD) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the IMD in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the IMD is implanted in a patient. The holder is designed to prevent the IMD from moving within the patient and shifting orientation. The holder may have an opening for receiving a connecting pin, for stimulating electrodes, for example, in a mating orientation with respect to a receptacle contained within the IMB. According to some embodiments, the IMB features a metal housing that can serve as an electrode and the holder is configured with a window to allow a portion of the housing to electrically contact flesh of a patient during operation. Holders for containing a single IMD and holders for containing multiple IMDs are disclosed. Holders for containing multiple IMDs are configured to maintain alignment of the IMDs with respect to each other, for example, a parallel alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jillian Doubek, Samuel Tahmasian
  • Patent number: 9833610
    Abstract: A lead assembly includes an implantable lead. Electrodes are disposed along a distal end of the lead in an electrode array. Terminals are disposed along a proximal end of the lead in a proximal-most terminal array and a medial terminal array. A terminal extension electrically couples to the medial terminal array. A port is defined in a connector at a first end of the terminal extension. The port has a first end and an opposing second end and forms a continuous passageway therebetween. The port receives the medial terminal array. A contact array includes connector contacts that are disposed within the port and that couple electrically with a terminal array disposed along a second end of the terminal extension. The contact array couples electrically with terminals of the medial terminal array of the lead when the medial terminal array is received by the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Jacob Matthew Muhleman, Rafael Carbunaru
  • Patent number: 9808613
    Abstract: An implantable lead for stimulating patient tissue includes a lead body. A jacket is disposed over at least a portion of a length of the lead body. The jacket has an outer surface and an opposing inner surface. At least a portion of the outer surface of the jacket forms at least a portion of an outer surface of the lead. At least a portion of the inner surface of the jacket is open to the lead body. The jacket defines apertures each extending completely through the jacket. Electrodes are disposed along a distal end of the lead body. Terminals are disposed along a proximal end of the lead body. Conductors electrically couple the electrodes to the terminals. Conductor insulation is disposed over each of the conductors. At least a portion of the conductor insulation is in fluid communication with the local environment external to the lead via the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Michael X. Govea
  • Patent number: 9775983
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lead includes pre-forming at least one relief section along a length of an elongated conductor having a first end and an opposing second end. The conductor with the pre-formed relief section is inserted into a conductor lumen defined along a length of an elongated lead body. The lead body has a first end and an opposing second end. An electrode is disposed at the first end of the lead body. The first end of the conductor is electrically coupled to the electrode. A terminal is disposed at the second end of the lead body. The second end of the conductor is electrically coupled to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, John Michael Barker, Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt, Matthew Lee McDonald, Joshua Dale Howard
  • Patent number: 9656084
    Abstract: A neurostimulation device and system are provided. At least one neurostimulation lead having a plurality of electrodes is configured for being implanted within tissue of a patient. A shunt capacitance is coupled to one of the electrodes. Time-varying electrical current is delivered to at least one of the electrodes, wherein the shunt capacitance would, without compensation, absorb charge from or inject charge into the tissue in response to time-varying changes in the delivered electrical current, thereby causing an uncompensated electrical waveform to be delivered to the tissue adjacent the one electrode, The absorbed or injected charge is at least partially compensated for, thereby causing a compensated electrical waveform to be delivered to the tissue adjacent the one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Lee McDonald, Joseph M. Bocek, Thomas W. Stouffer, Robert Graham Lamont