Patents by Inventor Mun Pook Lui

Mun Pook Lui 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: 10967192
    Abstract: A wearable article for receiving and retaining a charger for charging a medical device implanted into a patient includes a coil-assembly cavity and first and second controller cavities defined between first and second major surfaces of a body of the wearable article. The coil-assembly cavity is configured to retain a coil assembly of the charger, and the first and second controller cavities are each configured to receive at least a portion of a controller of the charger. A controller slit is defined along the first major surface and is open to both the first and second controller cavities. The first controller cavity is configured to receive at least a portion of the controller with a user interface of the controller extending or observable through the controller slit or disposed in the second controller cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Erin Suzanne Roper, Joey Chen, Gaurav Gupta, Daniel Aghassian
  • Publication number: 20200406043
    Abstract: An external control device for indicating whether a stimulation parameter set for use in a neurostimulator is available on a remote control in communication with the external control device is provided. The device includes a user interface configured for displaying the stimulation parameter set and an indicator that indicates whether the stimulation parameter set is available to the patient from the remote control. The device also includes control circuitry configured for, in response to input from the user (e.g., actuating the indicator), selectively turning the indicator on or off. The indicator may be an icon, and the icon may be a graphical depiction of a remote control. The user interface may be further configured for receiving additional input from the user, and the control circuitry may be further configured for, in response to the additional input from the user, programming the remote control with the stimulation parameter set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 10828495
    Abstract: An external control device for indicating whether a stimulation parameter set for use in a neurostimulator is available on a remote control in communication with the external control device is provided. The device includes a user interface configured for displaying the stimulation parameter set and an indicator that indicates whether the stimulation parameter set is available to the patient from the remote control. The device also includes control circuitry configured for, in response to input from the user (e.g., actuating the indicator), selectively turning the indicator on or off. The indicator may be an icon, and the icon may be a graphical depiction of a remote control. The user interface may be further configured for receiving additional input from the user, and the control circuitry may be further configured for, in response to the additional input from the user, programming the remote control with the stimulation parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20190201700
    Abstract: A wearable article for receiving and retaining a charger for charging a medical device implanted into a patient includes a coil-assembly cavity and first and second controller cavities defined between first and second major surfaces of a body of the wearable article. The coil-assembly cavity is configured to retain a coil assembly of the charger, and the first and second controller cavities are each configured to receive at least a portion of a controller of the charger. A controller slit is defined along the first major surface and is open to both the first and second controller cavities. The first controller cavity is configured to receive at least a portion of the controller with a user interface of the controller extending or observable through the controller slit or disposed in the second controller cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Erin Suzanne Roper, Joey Chen, Gaurav Gupta, Daniel Aghassian
  • Publication number: 20190134411
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a medical component implanted within a patient. The device comprises a user interface configured for receiving user input, displaying a first graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a global graphical representation of an anatomical region of the patient, displaying a view finder defining a portion of the global graphical representation, and displaying a second graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a local graphical representation of the portion of the anatomical region portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Gyuman Kim
  • Patent number: 10213607
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a medical component implanted within a patient. The device comprises a user interface configured for receiving user input, displaying a first graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a global graphical representation of an anatomical region of the patient, displaying a view finder defining a portion of the global graphical representation, and displaying a second graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a local graphical representation of the portion of the anatomical region portion. The external control device further comprises control circuitry configured for, in response to the input from the user, modifying the displayed view finder to spatially define a different portion of the global graphical representation, such that the second graphical representation of the medical component is displayed in the context of a local graphical representation of the different portion of the anatomical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Gyuman Kim
  • Publication number: 20180361165
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20180256898
    Abstract: A method for defining connections between a plurality of lead bodies and a plurality of output ports of a neurostimulator, and an external control device for performing the method are disclosed. The external control device includes a user interface and control circuitry. The method includes displaying the lead bodies and the output ports of the neurostimulator; selecting a first one of the lead bodies; dragging a connector from the first lead body to a first one of the output ports of the neurostimulator; and dropping the connector onto the first output port of the neurostimulator, thereby defining a connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator. In another embodiment, a method includes defining the connection between the first lead body and the first output port, and graphically displaying the connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9981133
    Abstract: A method for defining connections between a plurality of lead bodies and a plurality of output ports of a neurostimulator, and an external control device for performing the method are disclosed. The external control device includes a user interface and control circuitry. The method includes displaying the lead bodies and the output ports of the neurostimulator; selecting a first one of the lead bodies; dragging a connector from the first lead body to a first one of the output ports of the neurostimulator; and dropping the connector onto the first output port of the neurostimulator, thereby defining a connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator. In another embodiment, a method includes defining the connection between the first lead body and the first output port, and graphically displaying the connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9962549
    Abstract: A system and method for programming a neurostimulation device coupled to a plurality of electrodes implanted adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first electrode configuration corresponding to a first mode of programming the neurostimulation device is defined. A second programming mode of programming the neurostimulation device different from the first programming mode is selected. A second electrode configuration is defined based on the first electrode configuration in response to the selection of the second programming mode. The neurostimulation device is programmed using the second programming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20170296833
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, James C. Makous
  • Publication number: 20170113049
    Abstract: A method for defining connections between a plurality of lead bodies and a plurality of output ports of a neurostimulator, and an external control device for performing the method are disclosed. The external control device includes a user interface and control circuitry. The method includes displaying the lead bodies and the output ports of the neurostimulator; selecting a first one of the lead bodies; dragging a connector from the first lead body to a first one of the output ports of the neurostimulator; and dropping the connector onto the first output port of the neurostimulator, thereby defining a connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator. In another embodiment, a method includes defining the connection between the first lead body and the first output port, and graphically displaying the connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20170106195
    Abstract: A system and method for programming a neurostimulation device coupled to a plurality of electrodes implanted adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first electrode configuration corresponding to a first mode of programming the neurostimulation device is defined. A second programming mode of programming the neurostimulation device different from the first programming mode is selected. A second electrode configuration is defined based on the first electrode configuration in response to the selection of the second programming mode. The neurostimulation device is programmed using the second programming mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9539426
    Abstract: A method for defining connections between a plurality of lead bodies and a plurality of output ports of a neurostimulator, and an external control device for performing the method are disclosed. The external control device includes a user interface and control circuitry. The method includes displaying the lead bodies and the output ports of the neurostimulator; selecting a first one of the lead bodies; dragging a connector from the first lead body to a first one of the output ports of the neurostimulator; and dropping the connector onto the first output port of the neurostimulator, thereby defining a connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator. In another embodiment, a method includes defining the connection between the first lead body and the first output port, and graphically displaying the connection between the first lead body and the first output port of the neurostimulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9533154
    Abstract: A system and method for programming a neurostimulation device coupled to a plurality of electrodes implanted adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first electrode configuration corresponding to a first mode of programming the neurostimulation device is defined. A second programming mode of programming the neurostimulation device different from the first programming mode is selected. A second electrode configuration is defined based on the first electrode configuration in response to the selection of the second programming mode. The neurostimulation device is programmed using the second programming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20160367828
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a medical component implanted within a patient. The device comprises a user interface configured for receiving user input, displaying a first graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a global graphical representation of an anatomical region of the patient, displaying a view finder defining a portion of the global graphical representation, and displaying a second graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a local graphical representation of the portion of the anatomical region portion. The external control device further comprises control circuitry configured for, in response to the input from the user, modifying the displayed view finder to spatially define a different portion of the global graphical representation, such that the second graphical representation of the medical component is displayed in the context of a local graphical representation of the different portion of the anatomical region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Gyuman Kim
  • Patent number: 9474903
    Abstract: A system and method include a processor that, based on at least a subset of stored data of clinical effects of one or more stimulations of anatomical tissue performed using electrodes of an implanted leadwire, generates and outputs at least one graphical marking representing the at least the subset of the stored data. Each of the at least one graphical marking represents a respective portion of the at least the subset of the stored data and is output in association with a respective set of values for each of at least two parameters by which one or more the stimulations were performed. The markings are plotted in a graph defined by axes corresponding to values of respective stimulation parameters. Alternative, the markings are arranged in a column of a tabular report. The markings are two-toned to provide respective information for both therapeutic and adverse side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Chen, Brian James Hoffer, Sridhar Kothandaraman, David Ari Lubensky, Mun Pook Lui, Michael A. Moffitt, Dennis Allen Vansickle
  • Patent number: 9433795
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a medical component implanted within a patient. The device comprises a user interface configured for receiving user input, displaying a first graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a global graphical representation of an anatomical region of the patient, displaying a view finder defining a portion of the global graphical representation, and displaying a second graphical representation of the medical component in the context of a local graphical representation of the portion of the anatomical region portion. The external control device further comprises control circuitry configured for, in response to the input from the user, modifying the displayed view finder to spatially define a different portion of the global graphical representation, such that the second graphical representation of the medical component is displayed in the context of a local graphical representation of the different portion of the anatomical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Chester Kim
  • Patent number: 9421376
    Abstract: A neuromodulation system and method for managing electrical neuromodulation therapy for a patient in conjunction with administering a pharmacological agent to the patient. Electrical energy is delivered to a target tissue region of the patient, thereby electrically modulating the target tissue region providing therapy to the patient. The energy level of the electrical energy delivered to the tissue is automatically varied inversely to the effect of the pharmacological agent on the patient during a therapeutic window. An absorption level of the pharmacological agent in the patient may be continually detected, and the energy level of the delivered electrical energy automatically varied based on the detected absorption level of the pharmacological agent during a therapeutic window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman
  • Patent number: 9407110
    Abstract: An external charging system for charging or powering an implantable medical device is disclosed which is self-affixing to the patient without the need for a holding device. The charging system can comprise a charging coil attached to a flexible member. The flexible member is bendable, and when bent will firmly hold its position on the patient. The system can include an electronics module including a user interface and the necessary electronics for activating the charging coil to produce a magnetic charging field. Wires can couple the charging coil in the coil module to the electronics in the electronics modules. The entire assembly can be encased in a water proof sleeve having a high-friction surface, which protects the charging system and helps the charging system to adhere to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Daniel Aghassian