Patents by Inventor Michael Adam Moffitt

Michael Adam Moffitt 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: 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: 9675795
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of electrodes are disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. At least one marker is disposed on the longitudinal surface of the lead. The at least one marker is configured and arranged to identify a relative position of the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt
  • Patent number: 9393403
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lend at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20160074651
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lend at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 9283375
    Abstract: One embodiment is a stimulation lead that includes a lead body having a longitudinal surface, a distal end, and a proximal end; and multiple electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead body near the distal end of the lead body. The electrodes include multiple groups of segmented electrodes with each group of segmented electrodes having multiple segmented electrodes disposed at a same longitudinal position along the lead. For at least one first group of segmented electrodes, a first pair of the segmented electrodes in the first group are disposed on opposite sides of the lead body and are electrically ganged together by a conductor therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 9248275
    Abstract: One embodiment is a stimulation lead including a lead body comprising a longitudinal surface, a distal end, and a proximal end; and multiple electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead body near the distal end of the lead body. The multiple electrodes include multiple segmented electrodes with each of the segmented electrodes having an exterior surface, an interior surface opposite the exterior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. At least one of the segmented electrodes includes one or more of a) at least one channel formed in the segmented electrode and extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the segmented electrode, b) an arcuate groove formed in at least one of the distal end surface or the proximal end surface, or c) a notch formed in the segmented electrode and extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the segmented electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt
  • Patent number: 9248280
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and external programmers provide therapy to a patient having a dysfunction. In one aspect, electrical energy is conveyed between electrodes to create a stimulation region in tissue adjacent the electrodes. Physiological information from the patient is acquired and analyzed, and a locus of the stimulation region is electronically displaced relative to the tissue based on the analysis of the acquired physiological information. In another aspect, electrical energy is delivered to tissue of the patient in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters. A cognitive brain signals is sensed and analyzed, and the stimulation parameter(s) are modified based on the analysis of the cognitive brain signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, David K. L. Peterson, Paul Milton Meadows
  • Patent number: 9216282
    Abstract: A paddle lead can include a plurality of first electrodes disposed entirely on a first major surface of the lead body and a plurality of second electrodes disposed entirely on a second major surface of the lead body. A paddle lead may include a plurality of electrodes in at least one column on a paddle body and a strip electrode disposed on the paddle body. A lead may include a lead body with an ellipse-like cross-section and a plurality of electrodes disposed circumferentially around the lead body and proximate to a distal end of the lead body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Rafael Carbunaru
  • Patent number: 9211402
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20150250999
    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: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, John Michael Barker, Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt, Matthew Lee McDonald, Joshua Dale Howard
  • Patent number: 9079013
    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: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, John Michael Barker, Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt, Matthew Lee McDonald, Joshua Dale Howard
  • Publication number: 20150073501
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8965529
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a cannula configured and arranged for insertion into a brain of a patient; at least one cannula electrode disposed on the cannula; and an electrode lead for insertion into the cannula, the electrode lead comprising at least one stimulating electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Paul M. Meadows
  • Patent number: 8965515
    Abstract: A lead extension for an electrical stimulation system includes a connector disposed on a first end of a body. The connector includes a housing defining at least one port. Each of the at least one ports is configured to receive a proximal end of a lead. A plurality of connector contacts are disposed in each of the at least one ports. The connector contacts are configured to electrically couple to terminals of a lead when the lead is received by the housing. A first connector flange extends outwardly from a first side of the housing. A plurality of conductors extend along a length of the lead extension and electrically couple at least one of the connector contacts to at least one terminal disposed on a second end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Courtney Lane, John Michael Barker
  • Publication number: 20150038979
    Abstract: One embodiment is a stimulation lead that includes a lead body having a longitudinal surface, a distal end, and a proximal end; and multiple electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead body near the distal end of the lead body. The electrodes include multiple groups of segmented electrodes with each group of segmented electrodes having multiple segmented electrodes disposed at a same longitudinal position along the lead. For at least one first group of segmented electrodes, a first pair of the segmented electrodes in the first group are disposed on opposite sides of the lead body and are electrically ganged together by a conductor therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Patent number: 8914121
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Thomas A. Oleksyn, Kerry Bradley, David Karl Lee Peterson, Courtney Lane, Anne Margaret Pianca
  • Publication number: 20140249542
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a cannula configured and arranged for insertion into a brain of a patient; at least one cannula electrode disposed on the cannula; and an electrode lead for insertion into the cannula, the electrode lead comprising at least one stimulating electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Paul M. Meadows
  • Patent number: 8755906
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a cannula configured and arranged for insertion into a brain of a patient; at least one cannula electrode disposed on the cannula; and an electrode lead for insertion into the cannula, the electrode lead comprising at least one stimulating electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neruomodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, Paul M. Meadows
  • Publication number: 20140142671
    Abstract: A device for brain stimulation includes a lead having a longitudinal surface, a proximal end, a distal end and a lead body. The device also includes a plurality of electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead near the distal end of the lead. The plurality of electrodes includes a first set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a first longitudinal position along the lead; and a second set of segmented electrodes comprising at least two segmented electrodes disposed around a circumference of the lead at a second longitudinal position along the lead. The device further includes one or more conductors that electrically couple together all of the segmented electrodes of the first set of segmented electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Adam Moffitt, THOMAS A. OLEKSYN, KERRY BRADLEY, DAVID KARL LEE PETERSON, COURTNEY LANE, ANNE MARGARET PIANCA
  • Publication number: 20140123484
    Abstract: One embodiment is a stimulation lead including a lead body comprising a longitudinal surface, a distal end, and a proximal end; and multiple electrodes disposed along the longitudinal surface of the lead body near the distal end of the lead body. The multiple electrodes include multiple segmented electrodes with each of the segmented electrodes having an exterior surface, an interior surface opposite the exterior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. At least one of the segmented electrodes includes one or more of a) at least one channel formed in the segmented electrode and extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the segmented electrode, b) an arcuate groove formed in at least one of the distal end surface or the proximal end surface, or c) a notch formed in the segmented electrode and extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the segmented electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, Anne Margaret Pianca, Michael Adam Moffitt