Patents by Inventor Robert Strother

Robert Strother 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: 11013924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stimulation of neurological tissue generate stimulation trains with temporal patterns of stimulation, in which the interval between electrical pulses (the inter-pulse intervals) changes or varies over time. Compared to conventional continuous, high rate pulse trains having regular (i.e., constant) inter-pulse intervals, the non-regular (i.e., not constant) pulse patterns or trains that embody features of the invention provide a lower average frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DUKE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Warren M. Grill, Jr., Alan D. Dorval, II, Robert Strother
  • Publication number: 20200316392
    Abstract: The present technology provides a medical stimulation system having a clinical programmer configured to operate on a computational and memory device having a wireless communication device. The technology also provides a neurostimulator configured to wirelessly communicate with the clinical programmer. The neurostimulator also includes a pulse generator operatively coupled with an electrode by a lead. The pulse generator is configured to transmit an electrical signal comprising a repeating succession of non-regular pulse trains. Each pulse train includes a plurality of pulses having non-regular, non-random, differing inter-pulse intervals therebetween. The pulse trains repeat in succession to treat a neurological condition. Further, the pulse trains are initiated by instructions communicated by the clinical programmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Jonathan Sakai, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Patent number: 10688306
    Abstract: The present technology provides a medical stimulation system having a clinical programmer configured to operate on a computational and memory device having a wireless communication device. The technology also provides a neurostimulator configured to wirelessly communicate with the clinical programmer. The neurostimulator also includes a pulse generator operatively coupled with an electrode by a lead. The pulse generator is configured to transmit an electrical signal comprising a repeating succession of non-regular pulse trains. Each pulse train includes a plurality of pulses having non-regular, non-random, differing inter-pulse intervals therebetween. The pulse trains repeat in succession to treat a neurological condition. Further, the pulse trains are initiated by instructions communicated by the clinical programmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Deep Brain Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Jonathan Sakai, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20200029888
    Abstract: A diagnosis device, and more particularly, a compartment syndrome diagnostic device is described herein. The diagnostic device may include a display that renders information associated with stimulation of a motor unit suspected of suffering from compartment syndrome. The diagnostic device may generate a stimulation signal for stimulating the motor unit through an electrode. The device may determine whether the motor unit is at risk for compartment syndrome based on the response of the motor unit to the stimulation. The diagnostic device may also measure pressure of a compartment. The device may determine whether the motor unit is at risk for compartment syndrome based on the measured pressure and the response of the motor unit to the stimulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Hausman, Robert Strother, Jonathan Sakai
  • Publication number: 20170122096
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure a method includes positioning a cement plug in a casing string, completing a casing cementing process, launching the cement plug down the casing string, and detecting a magnetic field of an electro-magnetic transmitter coupled to the cement plug or a magnet disposed on an outer surface of the casing string with a magnetic sensor disposed on the outer surface of the casing string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Willem George Durtler, Robert Strother-Stewart, Dimitar Dimitrov, Hendrik Leroux, Brian Dewald
  • Publication number: 20170001022
    Abstract: The present technology provides a medical stimulation system having a clinical programmer configured to operate on a computational and memory device having a wireless communication device. The technology also provides a neurostimulator configured to wirelessly communicate with the clinical programmer. The neurostimulator also includes a pulse generator operatively coupled with an electrode by a lead. The pulse generator is configured to transmit an electrical signal comprising a repeating succession of non-regular pulse trains. Each pulse train includes a plurality of pulses having non-regular, non-random, differing inter-pulse intervals therebetween. The pulse trains repeat in succession to treat a neurological condition. Further, the pulse trains are initiated by instructions communicated by the clinical programmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert STROTHER, Jonathan SAKAI, Geoffrey THROPE
  • Publication number: 20150127066
    Abstract: Systems and methods for stimulation of neurological tissue generate stimulation trains with temporal patterns of stimulation, in which the interval between electrical pulses (the inter-pulse intervals) changes or varies over time. Compared to conventional continuous, high rate pulse trains having regular (i.e., constant) inter-pulse intervals, the non-regular (i.e., not constant) pulse patterns or trains that embody features of the invention provide a lower average frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Warren M. Grill, JR., Alan D. Dorval, II, Robert Strother
  • Publication number: 20140350635
    Abstract: A neurostimulation system is shown and described. The neurostimulation system may include a stimulation device implantable into a patient, a lead operatively coupled with the stimulation device, a first power cell providing power to the stimulation device where the first power cell is charged by an externally applied AC (High HF) magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Deep Brain Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Stuart Rubin, Jonathan Sakai
  • Publication number: 20080071321
    Abstract: Systems and methods use an external and/or implantable pulse generator system for neuromodulation stimulation to treat sexual dysfunction by the unilateral or bilateral stimulation of a target nerve A and/or a target nerve B using one or more leads and electrodes implanted in tissue in the pelvic region. The electrical stimulation waveform may be conveyed to the target nerve A electrode for a first predetermined amount of time, and conveyed to the target nerve B electrode for a second predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Boggs, Robert Strother, Joseph Mrva, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20080071322
    Abstract: A stimulation electrode assembly comprises an elongated lead sized and configured to be implanted within an adipose tissue region. The lead includes an electrically conductive portion to apply electrical stimulation to nerve or muscle in the adipose tissue region and at least one expandable anchoring structure deployable from the lead to engage adipose tissue and resist dislodgment and/or migration of the electrically conductive portion within the adipose tissue region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Mrva, Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Julie Grill, Maria Bennett
  • Publication number: 20080065167
    Abstract: Systems and methods use an external and/or implantable pulse generator system for neuromodulation stimulation to treat sexual dysfunction by the unilateral or bilateral stimulation of a target nerve A and/or a target nerve B using one or more leads and electrodes implanted in tissue in the pelvic region. The electrical stimulation waveform may be conveyed to the target nerve A electrode for a first predetermined amount of time, and conveyed to the target nerve B electrode for a second predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Boggs, Robert Strother, Joseph Mrva, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20080065182
    Abstract: Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, kits, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators or recording instruments mounted on the surface of the skin or carried outside the body. Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods may include a carrier and a removable electronics pod, the electronics pod including stimulation generation circuitry, a power input bay to hold a disposable power source, and user interface components. The assemblies, systems, and methods are adapted to provide coordinated neurostimulation to multiple regions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Steven Galecki, Joseph Mrva, Danny Pack
  • Publication number: 20070299483
    Abstract: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The implantable pulse generator is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive case of a laser welded titanium material. Control circuitry is located within the case, the control circuitry including a rechargeable power source, a receive coil for receiving an RF magnetic field to recharge the power source, and a microcontroller for control of the implantable pulse generator. Improved assemblies, systems, and methods also provide a stimulation system for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Joseph Mrva, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20070293910
    Abstract: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide an implantable pulse generator for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The implantable pulse generator is sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneous a tissue region. The implantable pulse generator includes an electrically conductive case of a laser welded titanium material. Control circuitry is located within the case, the control circuitry including a rechargeable power source, a receive coil for receiving an RF magnetic field to recharge the power source, and a microcontroller for control of the implantable pulse generator. Improved assemblies, systems, and methods also provide a stimulation system for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Joseph Mrva, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20070239224
    Abstract: Systems and methods treat urologic dysfunctions by implanting a lead and electrode in a tissue region affecting urologic function, and implanting a pulse generator in an anterior pelvic region remote from the electrode. Bilateral stimulation of the left and/or right branches of the dorsal genital nerves using a single lead implanted in adipose or other tissue in the region at or near the pubic symphysis is able to treat urinary incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: Maria Bennett, Julie Grill, Tina Lechman, Joseph Mrva, Jonathan Sakai, Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Therese Zmina
  • Publication number: 20070191915
    Abstract: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide safeguarding against tissue injury during surgical procedures and/or identify nerve damage occurring prior to surgery and/or verify range of motion or attributes of muscle contraction during reconstructive surgery. A stimulation control device may incorporate a range of low and high intensity stimulation to provide a stimulation and evaluation of both nerves and muscles. A stimulation control device is removably coupled to a surgical device or is imbedded within the medical device to provide a stimulation and treatment medical device. A disposable hand held stimulation system includes an operative element extending from the housing, the housing includes an operative element adjustment portion and a visual indication to provide feedback or status to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Joseph Mrva, Steven Galecki, Danny Pack, Christopher Thierfelder, James Coburn
  • Publication number: 20070123952
    Abstract: Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods make possible the providing of short-term therapy or diagnostic testing by providing electrical connections between muscles or nerves inside the body and stimulus generators or recording instruments mounted on the surface of -the skin or carried outside the body. Neurostimulation assemblies, systems, and methods may include a carrier and a removable electronics pod, the electronics pod including stimulation generation circuitry, a power input bay to hold a disposable power source, and user interface components. The assemblies, systems, and methods are adapted to provide coordinated neurostimulation to multiple regions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Steven Galecki, Joseph Mrva, Danny Pack
  • Publication number: 20070088406
    Abstract: Systems and methods for programming and logging medical device and patient data are provided. The systems include a handheld device, which is capable of communicating with a medical device, and a base station, which provides connectivity for the handheld device to accomplish various functions such as recharging, programming, data back-up and data entry. The methods comprise the steps of detecting a medical device, obtaining and recording information from the medical device. Additionally, medical device parameters may be modified and the recorded information may be archived for future reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Maria Bennett, Kenneth Rundle, Stuart Rubin, James Coburn, Danny Pack, Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20070066995
    Abstract: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide a stimulation system for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The stimulation system may include both external and internal components, with an implantable pulse generator sized and configured to be implanted subcutaneously in a tissue region. A lead having a proximal end and a distal end is coupled to the implantable pulse generator and is adapted for implantation in subcutaneous tissue. The distal end of the lead is adapted to be remote from the pulse generator and capable of extending up to an anatomical furthest distance from the pulse generator. The circuitry carried within the case is operable for generating electrical stimulation pulses and capable of electrically driving the generated electrical stimulation pulses from the pulse generator through the lead extending up to the anatomical furthest distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope
  • Publication number: 20070067000
    Abstract: Improved assemblies, systems, and methods provide a stimulation system for prosthetic or therapeutic stimulation of muscles, nerves, or central nervous system tissue, or any combination. The stimulation system includes a hermetically sealed implantable pulse generator and methods for assembly and programming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Strother, Geoffrey Thrope, Joseph Mrva, Edgar Behan, Stuart Rubin