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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160101291
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    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: 20160082266
    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: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20160082267
    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 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9205266
    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: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 9199084
    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 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20150073504
    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: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20150073503
    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: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 8977360
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a programmable implantable medical device coupled to an operative element. The external control device comprises a user interface comprising a control element and a display screen configured for displaying a graphical representation of the operative element. The external control device further comprises control circuitry configured for prompting the display screen to superimpose a graphical programmer control over the graphical representation of the operative element when the control element is actuated, and modifying an operational parameter for the operative element in response to actuation of the graphical programmer control. The external control device further comprises output circuitry configured for transmitting the modified operational parameter to the programmable implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Chester Kim, Mun Pook Lui, Kerry Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150054459
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Daniel Aghassian
  • Patent number: 8958884
    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: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 8929985
    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: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 8886333
    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 two modules attached to opposite ends of a flexible member. The flexible member is bendable, and when bent will firmly hold its position on the patient. The two modules can comprise a coil module containing a charging coil, and 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: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Daniel Aghassian
  • Publication number: 20140296938
    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: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20140277284
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 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: 8788054
    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: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20140180349
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman
  • Publication number: 20140172046
    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: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20140084860
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    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: 20140067019
    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: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui