Patents by Inventor Meredith Anderson

Meredith Anderson 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: 20070150007
    Abstract: A system for stimulation includes an implantable pulse generator, a lead, and conductors. The lead includes an array body disposed at a distal end of the lead and electrodes concentrically arranged on the array body. A center electrode may also be disposed on the array body. The electrodes may be arranged in more than one concentric ring. A method of using an implantable stimulator includes implanting an implantable stimulator and providing an electrical signal to at least one electrode of the implantable stimulator to stimulate a tissue. The electrical signal may be provided between diametrically opposed electrodes or between electrodes that are not diametrically opposed. If the implantable stimulator has a center electrode, the electrical signal may be provided between the center electrode and at least one concentrically arranged electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Advanced Bionics Corporation
    Inventors: Meredith Anderson, Anne Pianca
  • Publication number: 20070150036
    Abstract: A lead for a stimulation device can include an array of electrodes with each electrode having a front surface and a back surface; a plurality of conductors; a carrier formed around the array of electrodes; and a biocompatible material that may be disposed over and/or joined with the carrier and the back surfaces of the electrodes. A conductor is attached to the back surface of each electrode. The carrier can be formed around the array of electrodes, but does not completely cover the front surface or back surface of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Advanced Bionics Corporation
    Inventor: Meredith Anderson
  • Publication number: 20060259090
    Abstract: An implantable stimulator that includes a housing, a first plastic component, and a second plastic component, where the first and second plastic components form a polymer-polymer interface. A light absorbing metal layer is disposed over at least a portion of the interface and an electronic subassembly is disposed within the housing. The first and second plastic components can be welded together by irradiating the light absorbing metal layer which converts the light to heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: Advanced Bionics Corporation
    Inventors: Tom He, Matthew Haller, Meredith Anderson
  • Publication number: 20050267555
    Abstract: Systems for adjusting a position of an implanted medical device within a patient include an engagement tool configured to couple to the implanted medical device. The engagement tool adjusts the position of the medical device when coupled to the implanted medical device. Methods of adjusting a position of an implanted medical device within a patient include locating the implanted medical device, coupling an engagement tool to the medical device, and adjusting a position of the engagement tool to adjust the position of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Goran Marnfeldt, Rafael Carbunaru, Kelly McClure, Matthew Haller, Tom He, Todd Whitehurst, Meredith Anderson, James Makous, Kristen Jaax, Peter Johnson