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).

  • Publication number: 20140067015
    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: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 8660653
    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 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Dongchul Lee, Mun Pook Lui
  • Publication number: 20140025140
    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: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Daniel Aghassian
  • Patent number: 8626297
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: 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, Jim Makous
  • Publication number: 20120290041
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Chester Kim, Mun Pook Lui, Kerry Bradley
  • Publication number: 20120265269
    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: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Sridhar Kothandaraman, Chester Kim
  • Publication number: 20120109230
    Abstract: An external control device for use with a neurostimulation system having a neurostimulation lead carrying a plurality of electrodes capable of conveying an electrical stimulation field into tissue in which the electrodes are implanted. The external control device comprises a user interface including one or more control elements and a display screen, and a processor configured for individually assigning stimulation amplitude values for selected ones of the electrodes in response to actuations of the one or more control elements and for displaying on the display screen representations of the electrodes and a plurality of first non-alphanumeric indicators of the stimulation amplitude values in graphical association with the respective representations of the selected electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui, Christopher Britton Gould
  • Publication number: 20120012630
    Abstract: Electrical energy is transcutaneously transmitted from an external charger to an implanted medical device, wherein the external charger includes a charger head that is positioned on the patient to align with the implanted medical device for efficient charging. To secure the charger head in alignment with the implanted medical device, a belt with a buckle is provided for securing the charger head. The belt is adjustable in length by sliding end portions of the belt through a buckle and joining respective fabrics on the belt. The position of the buckle can also be adjusted for ease of patient use. Additional features of the belt provide for heat management to improve patient comfort and an additional strap to further adjust the length of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mun Pook Lui, Jeffery V. Funderburk, Joey Chen
  • Publication number: 20110282414
    Abstract: A method and external control device for operating a plurality of electrode leads implanted within the tissue of a patient. A virtual electrode leads in a reference lead configuration are displayed. One of the virtual electrode leads is selected. The selected virtual electrode lead is dragged, and the displace virtual electrode lead is dropped, thereby displaying the virtual electrode leads in a new lead configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Christopher Britton Gould, Mun Pook Lui, Chester Kim
  • Publication number: 20090082835
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for charging an implanted medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Kristen Jaax, Rafael Carbunaru, Mun Pook Lui, Todd K. Whitehurst, Andrew DiGiore, Brett Daniel Schleicher, Gregory Baldwin, Michael A. Moffitt, Jeffery Van Funderburk, Jim Makous
  • Patent number: D462224
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Church of Spiritual Technology
    Inventors: Russell D. Bellin, Christopher Cupker Glupker, Lance Hussey, Mun Pook Lui, Ravi Sawhney, Craig Steele, Alvin Tolosa, Albert R. Trussell
  • Patent number: D462561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Church of Spiritual Technology
    Inventors: Russell D. Bellin, Christopher Glupker, Lance Hussey, Mun Pook Lui, Ravi Sawhney, Craig Steele, Alvin Tolosa, Albert R. Trussell